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Jaguar X-Type, Sedan
#2089 of 2600 Re: My first dealer visit [tgilbertjag]
Jan 26, 2005 (6:26 am)
So, they found a new 2005 that made NO noise and took those diffs and put it on mine. Surprise Surprise, IT Still Makes Noise. Apparently Jaguar just on Monday issued a bulletin with a new Noise Shield that covers the entire drive train. It is 5 feet long by 2 feet wide and this is their fix. They are installing today. I guess we shall see. I think my next move though is to look at the lemon law. The car has been in teh shop for 30 days out of hte first 3 months I have owned it. Just doesnt seem right!!!!!
Jan 26, 2005 (10:57 am)
After the replacement of the driveshaft (supposedly I had an old version), the pounding, cyclical, humming, grinding or whining noise that we have been referring to is still there, just as it was on day one. Without looking at the speedometer, I can tell you when I reach 70mph or when I slow to below 70mph, based solely on that annoying noise.
The dealer is installing the shield that tgilbertjag is talking about on my X-Type right now, but I doubt that will help. Apparently the differential is not the issue as proven by tgilbertjag in Post #2089. Now, what really bugs me is the fact that I picked up a loaner this morning (2004 X-Type 3.0, automatic), which was manufactured the same month as mine, but it is absolutely quiet at 70mph and above, which proves that the noise is NOT NORMAL. The mechanic that worked on my car said that there is only so much that he can do and investigate with this noise. If the known remedies according to the bulletin do not help, they will need to call a field specialist who will test drive my car with me and decide on the course of action based on his findings. This is becoming cumbersome and very inconvenient.
#2091 of 2600 Still at the dealer's sevice bay and 3.0 experience
Jan 27, 2005 (2:52 pm)
So, my X-type is on its second day at the dealership being checked for noise at 70 mph. Supposedly they have it hooked up to some sort of noise analyzing equipment. We will see. In the meantime, I have been enjoying the 3.0 loaner, which has been a blast to drive. Here are some differences I noticed between my 2.5 and this 3.0:
- The 17 inch 225 wheels give much better grip in the snow and on wet surface and they take potholes less harshly than the 16 inch 205s that I have on my 2.5.
- I like the way the wood-covered steering wheel feels.
- The 3.0 has some serious power behind it, although the automatic transmission is not as refined as I would expect. Merging into the expressway is like being launched from a catapult and you reach 100 mph before the transmission hits 4th gear.
- Fuel economy is noticeably worse than the 2.5 in city driving.
Conclusion: While the 3.0 is very exhilarating to drive, the 2.5 with manual still manages to blend sportiness, smoothness and good fuel economy.
#2092 of 2600 AM Radio Reception
Feb 03, 2005 (9:10 am)
Unfortunately a tree recently fell on my wife’s 2003 X-Type and totaled it, so now we are getting ready to purchase a new 2005 X-Type and I was wondering if the have been able to improve the AM radio reception on in the newer cars. My wife’s 2003 X-Type got the worst AM reception of any vehicle I have ever been in, has this been fixed??
#2093 of 2600 Re: My first dealer visit [axiomlover]
by jimmy j
Feb 17, 2005 (2:13 pm)
I just bought a 04 X in Rochester NY and the whine noise has been there since new. Let me know if there is anything to be done for this. Tks
#2095 of 2600 Re: X-Type to be replaced by roadster? [xkss]
Feb 19, 2005 (5:26 am)
Guess you are trying to drum up business for another board. The F Type was cancelled three years ago. Jaguar has no money to spend, Ford won't spend much on Jaguar so dream on. And, it wouldn't replace the XType anyway.