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Jaguar X-Type, Sedan
Mar 11, 2010 (8:25 am)
I have a 2003 X-type Jaguar. The car is not running right. I got a message that says "engine system fault" and "gearbox fault", and the check engine light is on. I got this same message back In November and was told that I needed a catalytic converter. The CC was replaced, and I am just starting to get this message again. Also, I noticed that when I plug my GPS adapter into the cigarette lighter, I sometimes have this problem. I am not sure if there is a connection. But, it seems odd. I sell real estate. Since the market has been slow, I haven't had as many showings. So, I have been able to notice that after using the GPS for the showings I have had, this some times happens. Do you have any idea what could be the problem? Thanks.
#2570 of 2600 Re: 2002 X Type Wheel Removal [scottmsimpson]
Jun 24, 2010 (2:43 pm)
I can not believe how cheap Jaguar is by putting Steel lugnuts with a cheap tin plated cap over the lugnut making the wheels almost impossible to remove without a air gun.
My wife had a flat tire and the two guys who stopped to assist her could not remove the lugs and destroyed 3 of the covers over the lugnuts. JAGUAR has the b#lls to charge $18.00 per lugnut (they are not even chrome plated). This is the type of lugnut you would expect to find on a Yugo!
Never buy another Jaguar!
Too many short cuts on their parts.
#2571 of 2600 Re: 2002 X Type Wheel Removal [wegorv]
Jul 01, 2010 (8:36 pm)
I've had three Jags and never had a problem with the lug nuts. I suggest you never do business again with the idiot that over torqued them. On the 2 X Types I owned, I stood next to the guy mounting my wheels, and, made sure he used a correctly set torque wrench (not an air gun) to tighten my lug nuts. I never had a problem getting them loose, and, damaging them.
06 Jaguar S-Type 4.2 VDP
#2572 of 2600 Re: High Mileage? [smwls8]
Nov 09, 2010 (6:16 am)
Yea I have a 2003 and I bought it with 105,000 on it. I have owned it for a year and a half now and it has 117,000. It drives great and it better than the Jeep Grand Cherokee I use to have. The Jaguar drives so good in the snow and rain. I would reccomend michelin tires that is what I have and they are very quite. Tires are not easy to find because they are 17". Another tire choice may be yokohama I don't know alot about them but that is what was on the car when I bought it. You could always put the recommended pirelli or continental tires on.
#2573 of 2600 Jaguar X TYPE FALLING APART
Feb 11, 2011 (12:17 pm)
My Jag x-type has 36,000 miles on it. Always brought to Jag dealership for service. THIS CAR IS FALLING APART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#2574 of 2600 2004 Jaguar X Type with only 17K miles
Feb 24, 2011 (2:33 pm)
Just bought a mint Jaguar X Type 3.0 with only 17K miles on it for only 12,400 and unfortunately experienced a thumping low frequency vibration which resonates through the whole car (but not the steering wheel) at exactly 70mph and above - the Dealer, not a Jaguar Dealer (but sells them often), has had the car for ten days now without a fix. A wheel balance and allignment did not remediate the problem, although they said it was lessened.. Either did a bearing replacement. (Couldn't tell me which one). I even gave them the Jaguar TSB's on the knocking noise from the suspension - there were 3 of them - one in 2005, and 2 in 2008.
The car drove perfectly up to 69.5 mph. I am wondering if anyone came up with a fix for this exact problem so I can direct the Dealer accordingly. 5 more days and I could actually pull the Lemon Law rule, but I have to tell you - one long drive in that car and I fell for it, although my wife talked me out of a Mustang GT due to the kids, I want it back in good working order. Got milk? (Any answers will be appreciated).
#2575 of 2600 Update X Type 3.0 With 17K - Vibration at 70 - A Fix
Mar 08, 2011 (2:09 pm)
Fortunately, the Dealer I bought this car from went the extra mile needed to rectify the problem. Besides new wheels and a few other replaced parts, they provided a second new set of tires, again alligned and balanced of course, and I took the car up to 90 on the highway with zero vibration evident, and a whole new ride overrall. Then when I went through my glove compartment to review the Registration paperwork, I found another envelope with my name on it -- inside was cash equal to my first month's paymment.
The Dealer carries all highline and next to highline vehicles at bottom line pricing and obviously backs up the customer in regard to the New York State Warranty rules. Contact me at TGGaryVerizon.net if you are interested in knowing more - Good News! The dreaded high speed vibration in the X Type does have a fix.
#2576 of 2600 X-Type Engine Whining Noise
Mar 31, 2011 (9:50 am)
I read the older posts regarding the engine whining in Jag X-Types from a a few years ago. I don't see any recent posts however. I have a 2005 X station wagon and the whining I hear is not only during sub-freezing start-up driving. It has been happening more frequently and it is also happening during reverse (where it is actually louder.) I took it to jaguar last year and they claimed that they did not hear anything. The car has since gone past it's warranty period. Does anyone know what this is and how much I can expect to have to pay to fix this problem?
#2577 of 2600 Yellow Warning Light
Mar 31, 2011 (10:07 am)
So I have been to my mechanic and to the dealer with this problem and no answers. My yellow warning light comes on whenever I start my 2002 x-type in the morning and it says cruise control not available. It is not the check engine light but the yellow light next to it. Now when the light is on and I try to speed up fast the car will studder and cut the acceleration off until I let off the gas and accelerate slowly. The light usually shuts off after about 5 min of driving. And it sometimes comes back on when I get off the highway again. As soon as the light shuts off I can floor it as much as I want and no problems. I have been told it might be the seals but nothing comes up when the car is ran in the computer. Has anyone had the same issues? What is this and how much am I looking to fix it? Thanks
Aug 29, 2011 (8:06 pm)
I have a 2003 x type, five speed, 2.5 l. i purchased this car at around 110k, it now is arriving at 140k. blew the motor up at around 123k, replaced with a new engine that had 60k on it. since then, it has been running nicely. the only problems i seem to be having is with suspension, i am far from any sort of mechanic, but there is a rattling noise coming from the rear. and also vibration in the steering wheel when braking. the vibration, im guessing, is the need for new rotors and pads. as for the rattling sounds (also occasional squeeking sound) coming from the rear, im unsure what the problem is. note, i haven't took it anywhere to be examined, sort of looking for an idea of the problem myself so i can simply purchase my own parts online.. some friends suggest that it is possibly the struts. also, i took it for inspection around 128k, decided to have it aligned. they were unable to do so and told me that i was in need of rear stabilizer bars. im hesitant to buy anything because i desperately want to see result in my purchase. overall, i consider this car great. but it also comes with some grief. i yearn for a smooth ride (which it is-in a way) but bumps on the road are like the devil to me... if anyone has some advice, please reply. though the last post on here is from march, hopefullly people out there still browse this forum!