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#1555 of 2600 Jaguar X-Type - Technical Service Bulletins
May 19, 2003 (5:15 am)
My wife brought home a 2002 X.-type. The car was clean and (of course) beautiful.
I noticed the problem with weeping windshield washers, and found this forum as a result. After reading many of the 1500+ messages, I thought that I would meet with my dealer's service manager to discuss fixing all of the problems (TSBs) know to this car.
The manufacture date is 11/01. Can anyone tell me which TSBs (or any other known problems/issues) I need to discuss with the service manager?
BTW, I really like this forum. This is our first Jag, and the first time since 1983 that my wife and/or I haven't had a Toyota. I'm a little nervous about that, but she wanted the Jag.
#1558 of 2600 2002 X Resale Query
May 19, 2003 (2:16 pm)
I have a 2002 X automatic, 2.5, Williamsburg blue (or whatever they call it) with heated seats and a cd player in the trunk and am thinking of moving it this Fall when it is 2 years old. It will have less than 20,000 miles on it. Is the age old method still presumed the best to resell, i.e. to place an advertisement in the paper, or are there better current options?
#1559 of 2600 Problems (transmission)
May 19, 2003 (6:39 pm)
We had a complete transmission failure on our 2002 x-type at 7,000 miles. We noticed some bad shifts, the Gearbox Fault light came on a few times, then a few days later it started slipping, and finally wouldn't go at all. Car had to be flatbedded to dealer. They replaced entire transmission (took one month). The indications are that they have had a good number of such failures. A friend, who got his x-type a month after we got ours, just had the same thing happen, and the car is currently in the sho for a new transmission. There may be a new transmission being used as a replacement, and there is definitely a reflash of the software needed. it sounds like jro1689 may be having the same problem, and should have it checked out thoroughly.
#1560 of 2600 How much did you pay?
May 20, 2003 (7:41 am)
Just got an offer from a local dealer in Los Angeles area for X-TYPE 2.5 with sunroof package and automatic 2003 (service car with 400 miles on it) MSRP w/destination $33,895.
Offered for 27,500+tax+doc fee.
Is this a good deal, need help
#1561 of 2600 TSBs and Resale
May 21, 2003 (6:53 pm)
For those asking, Jaguar issued a few "updates" in the last week. I am bringing my '03, slow 2.5 in tomorrow for the latest. The car hesitates a lot and the updates are geared to fix this. Someone posted a while ago that there is a TSB to fix this.
As for resale, these cars depreciate faster than most.
Just got a used '03 Infinity G35 with 6,600 miles and a 260 hp, 3.5L stallion of an engine. It is off a one year lease. It blows away the 3.0 S Type hands down. While not a head-turner like the X or the S, what a rocket of a car! Infinity is coming out with AWD next year and should give Jag. some more competition.
In all, I love both vehicles: The Jag for the outstanding looks, wonderful leather and service and the Infinity for the performance and price.
Jagboyxtype: Great pics! I see you are still posting your vast knowledge base on both this board and the S Type board. Thanks again!
I gained much insight as a result of your posts and appreciate them very much. I am sure others agree.
May 21, 2003 (7:06 pm)
You are getting a great deal. Take it and run with no hesitation...unless you want some power.
My strong preference being a 2.5 driver would be to purchase the more powerful 3.0. Three of my friends who had the 2.5 traded-up for the 3.0 and took financial hits. I am considering doing the same as I LOVE the way the car looks. Who can argue this is not a great looking vehicle?
Your 2.5L price is outstanding if you do not care about power. The used ('02, X, 2.5L) is selling for the same price on the east coast.
#1563 of 2600 Is Anyone Out There?
May 22, 2003 (6:40 pm)
Jag updated my 2.5L today with the most recent transmission and engine codes. The hesitation is gone and the car is a little quicker. People with the same issues should get the updates.
They gave me a Ford Taurus SEL for a loaner and it seemed like the exact same car with a different front grille and interior. It was also faster. I guess we paid 12K more for the hood leaper and the leather.
May 22, 2003 (7:03 pm)
I keep reading comments about "seeing Ford in Jaguar", but no one seems to say exactly what it is that looks like a Ford. I've not checked, but are people seeing Ford in Volvo? How about seeing GM in Saab? Now I don't want to rankle anyone, but is there VW lurking behind a radio knob in any high end vehicle? I would respect other's opinions about Ford design cues ONLY if they could point them out specifically.