Last post on May 04, 2013 at 1:02 PM
You are in the Jaguar X-Type
What is this discussion about?
Jaguar X-Type, Sedan
#2175 of 2594 Front-end alignment problems, X-Type
May 27, 2005 (2:37 pm)
We have a 2005 X-Type Jaguar and my in-laws have a 2004 X-Type. Oddly, within about a week of eachother, we both had problems with our front tires. They started thumping really bad like they were about to blow. Thankfully, they did not. When we took our cars in we were told the cars were out of alignment, therefore the tires were wearing wrong. Granted, neither of us drives on rough terrain! The breakdown was $400 for an alignment and $200 for each tire. We went to another local shop and were quoted $50 for an alignment and $115 per tire. We opted to go there. Nonetheless, we found it very odd that we both experienced the exact same problem with relatively new cars.
Has anyone else experienced front-end alignment problems with their X-Types. The only other problem we've experienced is headlights going out. That was 6 months after purchasing the car.
Jun 18, 2005 (10:58 pm)
I purchased 2002 X Type jaguar today. In the quiet of my garage I hear a quiet
hum coming from the heat/air conditioner vent just aboue the emergency flasher
button. Is this normal? What could this be?
Very concerned.. Chicagofred
#2177 of 2594 Re: Noise question [chicagofred]
Jun 19, 2005 (5:08 am)
Well chicagofred, to put your mind at ease..."they all do that." This is the favorite reply from service writers everywhere but in this case it is true. There was a big discussion of this noise on another board and the only plausible explanation I saw from Jaguar was that it was the temperature sensor which runs all the time.
Jul 11, 2005 (8:44 pm)
2178 of 2178 New Owner by manofluv Jul 11, 2005 (10:19 am)
I got an "05" X-Type VDP a few weeks ago I so far so good. I also own
a "04" highlander. My wife wanted a Camery of Avalon I talked her into
the Jaguar. The jag has a personality all it's own and my wife and I love it. I
wanted the X-Type because of the AWD. I wanted the Jag because its a Jag. Every
car has it's problems. My Highlander came with a remote start and sometimes the
car just starts on its own and no one knows why; but I wont bash Toyota or the
Highlander for that.
#2180 of 2594 Re: Nice car [manofluv]
Jul 17, 2005 (2:51 pm)
Congrats on your new car! We are pretty much looking for the exact same vehicle (X-TYPE VDP with navigation-we are looking for a metallic platinum with ebony interior) Could you give me an idea on how much we should be paying, how the negotiation of the car went, and how the whole experience was. We are in New Jersey. Thanks again in advance. We have not been able to get much information for this particular car from anyone.
All the best,
#2181 of 2594 Re: Nice car [mattr82]
Jul 25, 2005 (8:30 pm)
I think I paid to much for my car but they had the one I wanted and I didn't feel like fighting. I got the Ebony with the Ivory interior. My wife just loves the car now she gets plenty of attention from on lookers while driving the Jag.
#2182 of 2594 Howling drivetrain
Aug 10, 2005 (11:56 am)
This message board has been surprisingly quiet about the notorious howling, droning and whining of the X-Type's drivetrain. I am slowly approaching the 10000 mile mark, which means I will be getting my first scheduled maintenance in my '04 2.5 manual model. The noise is extremely annoying at highway speeds, but it goes away below 50 mph. X-Type is an awesome vehicle, lots of fun to drive and otherwise trouble free, but the drivetrain noise is simply unacceptable in a luxury car. Honestly, I wouldn't accept it in a Kia or any other non-luxury car. The last "fix" the dealer installed was a noise-muffleing cover for the undercarriage, but it did not help much. Am I the only one left with this trouble?
Also, I noticed that my 2.5 engine does not always idle smoothly. It will sometimes, especially soon after stopping, drop rpm to 500, then bring it back up to 900 to finally settle on 700 or so. It almost feels like it is ready to stall, although it never did actually stall. Any ideas?
#2183 of 2594 Re: Howling drivetrain [axiomlover]
Aug 13, 2005 (8:36 am)
I guess the lack of replies denotes that the rest of us have cars that are not exhibiting these traits and are perfect My '02 escaped most of the early build problems and my current '05 sport has been trouble free so far. I'm sure you know that you can take your car in for the 10K service after 12 months no matter what the mileage. Sounds like you should insist on a fix even if you have to get a factory rep involved.
Aug 15, 2005 (2:21 pm)
I remember many X owners posting their issues with the loud drivetrain several months ago. Perhaps they gave up on a solution and are just living with a noisy Jag or by now they traded them in for something quieter.