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Jaguar X-Type, Sedan
#2477 of 2600 Re: What? No problems? [oldcem]
Jun 28, 2007 (2:43 am)
I read someplace that Jaguar had over one thousand new parts on the 2004 X. Typical Ford mistake, just as they did 20 years ago with the Tempo, 10 years ago with the Contour, 7 years ago with the Focus.....they seem to purposely introduce flawed new cars and let the customers who buy the first 2-3 years of a new model suffer numerous problems which Ford then fixes.
And GM is even worse than Ford.
#2478 of 2600 Re: What? No problems? [observer22]
Jul 01, 2007 (7:36 pm)
All but 2 of the warranty issues I had with my 03 were minor annoyances. The two biggies - my torque convertor flex plate statrted rattling, and, my drivers seat wore out prematurely. Both were fixed promptly by my dealer with one trip. I've been very satisfied with both X's I've owned, and, I'm hard to please. I'm an ex - GM engineer.
#2479 of 2600 Re: 2002 X-type Brakes [jerseyjag]
Aug 22, 2007 (3:35 pm)
The rear brakes will wear out first as mine did at around 40K miles. As with most makes and models of cars, the rotors must also be replaced as they too are a wear item and will be too thin to be effective will the new pads and would just warp and crack almost immediately. Oh yeah, and bring money, lots of it; my dealer (Bennett in Allentown, PA) charged $500 for mine and they are known for being reasonably priced.
#2480 of 2600 2003 X-Type Used Potential Money Pit?
Aug 23, 2007 (8:30 pm)
My mother is currently looking at purchasing a 2003 X-Type, with around 45k miles on it, for a good 13k sticker price. She has always wanted a Jag, just could never afford one. What I'm wondering, and what she hasn't given a lot of thought to, is after she shells out the purchase price, is she going to be breaking her retirement bank in upkeep and insurance costs?
I want her to have something she's always dreamed of having. But I can't help but worry that it's going to turn into a money pit with repairs, be unreliable, and skyrocket her insurance rates. Any suggestions?
#2481 of 2600 Re: 2003 X-Type Used Potential Money Pit? [casandranow]
Aug 24, 2007 (3:49 am)
I would only buy a used Jaguar from an authorized dealer and it would have to have Jaguar's Select Edition warranty. Not some third party warranty either. She will have to pay more but it will be worth it for the piece of mind and the monetary protection. The Select Edition warranty was the top rated manufacturers extended warranty in several surveys. They are very expensive to fix.
A 2003 is better than the first year 2002 but even newer would be better. My 2002 was virtually trouble free but I was in the minority. My 2005 was also pretty much trouble free. It could be an expensive dream for your mother.
#2482 of 2600 Re: 2002 X-type Brakes [kkear3]
Aug 24, 2007 (4:07 pm)
Actually I wound up biting the bullet and changed the brakes myself. I did find that the rear pads were more worn then the front. In addition, the rear piston needs to be turned and pressed in at the same time when making the change. This is different then most cars. A special tool is recommended for this task but I found that a wide bladed screw driver did the job. I had other replies elsewhere about the rotor replacement. Concensus was that for the first change out the rotor did not normally need to be replaced. So the whole job cost me $95 for the front and rear pads. I have had no problems with the brakes since the replacement was done. Hardest part of the whole job was getting the wheels off the car. But I learned a little trick here too. It was recommended by another user and worked very well. You loosen the lugs and then drive back and forth a little bit. This does the job of breaking the bond between the hub and the wheel and does not damage the wheel at all.
#2483 of 2600 2004 Jaguar xtype
Sep 09, 2007 (5:41 pm)
Hey I have a 2004 Jaguar xtype. The check engine light is one. I know every other car maker in the work has a manual way of shutting it off. Who knows how to get it off? Please help. I just installed a cold air intake and I know that is the problem.
#2484 of 2600 Re: 2004 Jaguar xtype [main4596]
Sep 10, 2007 (4:26 pm)
After our CAI install,our car also displayed CEL...the "brain" didn't know what to do with
all that extra oxygen!! A trip to AutoZone for
free CEL read and clear after about four or five
starts she learned to like the O2 boost.
#2485 of 2600 Re: 2004 Jaguar xtype [skibry1]
Sep 23, 2007 (1:10 pm)
I just installed a CAI as well, The check engine light has come on and the display says " Cruise Not Available ; But the cruise does work, The first 30 mins or so it want get over 3000 rpm, But after that is runs like a strick of lighting !! Going to do what you suggested in the forum any more word on how to clear up please let me know
Oct 03, 2007 (2:57 pm)
02 X type. Just replaced my battery. Had no problem with radio. Retrained all 4 windows to one push up and down. Tried doing the same to the sun roof and that's where I ran into trouble. When I hooked up the new battery I opened the sun roof to vent using the forward arrow on the button. I then closed the vent using the back arrow on the button and then opened the sun roof all the way again using the back arrow button and then closed it using the front arrow. Since I wanted to make this operation one push in either direction I again opened the vent holding down the front arrow of the button and kept holding it waiting for the little click as I heard on all of the windows when they were set up. Well what happened next is that the vent started to close and then the sun roof fully opened. Now the back arrow portion of the button does not work at all. To open or shut either the sun roof vent or the sun roof itself I must use the forward arrow. I tried disconnecting the battery for a few hours and then reconnected and tried the sun roof again but the back arrow button does not function anymore. Anyone have an any idea of how to correct this?