Jaguar XJR Repair and Maintenance
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Jaguar XJR ProblemsChange Automatic Transmission Oil Every 60,000 Miles
The automatic transmission oil is synthetic and Jaguar claims it never needs changing. However, to prolong the transmission life our technicians strongly recommend changing the automatic transmission oil every 60,000 miles.
Use only Jaguar-approved fluid and carefully follow the Jaguar instructions for refilling the transmission.
On this V8 engine, timing chain problems are very common. Because the timing chain tensioners were made from plastic, they can fail prematurely and cause serious engine damage. A noticeable engine noise while idling or during a cold start can indicate a timing chain tensioner problem. The engine noise may also be accompanied by a rough or uneven engine idle. Improved components are available to remedy this problem.
Jaguar XJR QuestionsStarts than dies. Does not stay idle. Also, key Fob battery has been low (1 answer)
Just drove the car to get a bite to eat without a problem. No prob going to work, lunch, or driving home. Came back an hour later and this happened.
Key fob batted had been saying low battery for a week or so. Not sure if it's related
passenger doors are never used,went out and started car one day and passengers door open indicator came on and stays on,all doors are shut.
then it wouldn't start at all. it would turn over but wouldn't start.
Jaguar XJR RecallsJaguar Recalls 2004 XJ Models for Possible Accelerated Brake Line Corrosion
Jaguar is recalling 2004 model year XJ vehicles to prevent and correct possible accelerated corrosion of the rear steel brake lines. The existence of a special pad installed to reduce noise, vibration, and harshness under the vehicle in a location where it contacts with the steel brake lines creates an environment where moisture and dirt can collect and promote accelerated corrosion. Corroded brake lines can develop leaks, causing brake system pressure failure and poor braking function. Dealers will remove the special pad and inspect the brake lines for the existence of corrosion. Affected lines will be replaced.
Some passenger vehicles may contain fuel tank components which have not been properly secured. This may result in the MIL malfunction indicator lamp coming on. It could also possibly leak out vapors. If the Fuel Level is above the components it may leak out and cause a fire hazard. The dealer will replace the fuel tank. The Jaguar recall # is R726
In certain sedans equipped with a moon roof, the incorrect assembly of a reinforcement bar may cause it to contact the glass and cause it to shatter upon closing the door or severe road impact. This may injure occupants inside of the vehicle. The dealers will install a new replacement moon roof.The Jaguar recall # is R722