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#47 of 200 Stereo Issues on a 2002 X-Type
Sep 17, 2005 (7:34 am)
Just bought a 2002 X-Type, 2.5 from a small dealership of high-line used cars. It has 48,500 miles and they supplied a Carfax for the vehicle. It has a navigation system. The stereo "blinks out" every 3-5 minutes. Anybody else ever have this problem? Can it be covered under the 1500 miles left on our Jaguar warranty?
We just bought the car last night and picked it up as the dealership was closing. The problems started as we drove it home. Hopefully, this is not an indication of the future.
#48 of 200 Re: Stereo Issues on a 2002 X-Type [ydr]
Sep 18, 2005 (12:29 pm)
Of course, I suggest you take it back to a Jaguar dealership and do a 50,000 tune-up early, and get rid of all the bugs.
#49 of 200 Re: 2004 Jaguar X [tfm]
Sep 20, 2005 (6:38 pm)
I own a 03 X Type with the AJ-V6 and it has 44600 miles. The engine has failed and Jag's area rep will not honor the warranty. He claims the engine is neglected and slugded up. In fact I have been very careful about getting the oil and filter changed. Now I am left with a $8,000 bill for the repair. I would never have expected this failure. Rest assure I do not have or share the same thoughts about the car as others do. My campagin is to defame the name Jaguar at every corner. If I felt I was in the wrong I would back down and accept this as a problem I caused. In my heart of hearts I know I am not. The car might look pretty but that is all it will do now is sit there and look pretty. Is this Jaguars method of cost reduction? Well we will see how this plays out. Buyer be aware, the car is only as good as the warranty and the warranty is the worse. The only thing less impressive then the car is the warranty.
#50 of 200 Re: 2004 Jaguar X [jmcmahon]
Sep 21, 2005 (5:08 pm)
I dont understand how they cannot fix the problem. Did you have the services performed at Jaguar dealers? Is it that the service performed elsewhere voids the warranty in some way? Please let us know. I am very sorry to here about your problem. Maybe we can all learn something.
#52 of 200 premature Jaguar engine failure - DON'T BUY a Jag
Sep 21, 2005 (9:03 pm)
I did have the services performed at other then the Jag dealer. Those services were oil and filter changes, a light bulb or two and state inspections. This same service station services all of my companiesí cars. In addition I have a degree in Automotive Technology from a local Long Island university. Aside for the services being performed at the service station, I changed the oil and filter in my garage myself. I certainly think my AAS Degree qualifies me to do so. Besides, lets face it, is an oil and filter change all that hard? There was a precedence set in the courts in the late 90's that the vehicle did not have to be returned to the dealer for this type of maintenance to maintain the warranty. The case was won and awarded to the consumer. That case was also a sludge condition in the engine. I faxed the articles to the dealer ands to Jaguar North America concern the precedence and the Car & Driver reports on engine sludge. The service director, a fancy name for a guy who we all know as a service manger at any other dealership, claims he was shocked at reading the articles, the precedence and are rep, Bill MacKiegans, decision. The lesson to be learned here folks is that Jaguar is not the consumer friendly corporation they let you believe. I fully intend to get my pound of flesh out of them. Saturday I have arranged to picket the dealer and will be doing so for the next few Saturdays. I intend to make sure that as many people know about the underhanded practices of Jaguar. Further, I am going to do a press release on the same matter. Jaguar is not going to get away with disallowing the warranty on this car. I am also working with a web designer to put up a rather attractive site about Jaguars Bill MacKiegan, the area rep. Here is a guy who does not talk to the public according to the dealer staff. Yet, he is making the decision on my car not being covered by the terms of the warranty. The warranty is a joke. The attorney general office has also been contacted as I have filed a complaint with them. You can be certain that when it is all said and done, Jaguar will have spent much more money then they would have spent to simply repair my vehicle. I would like to think, that their legal department will recognize that and advise that the vehicle be repaired. Often decisions are made by the likes of this guy MacKiegan and overturned because they have no legal basis. Again as far as the lesson to be learned, well think about the fact that Jaguar put out a car that the engine failed in 44,600 miles, their area rep, who does not talk to the general public, disallowed the warranty claim, will be responsible for the picketers at the dealership on Saturdays their most busy sales day, and they will be dragged through the courts and more then likely wind up fixing my car anyway. I have learned that their warranty is worthless. I have learned that their quality is considerably less then my wives 1993 Plymoth Sundance with 192,454 miles on it, which is still running as strong as can be with the same engine and transmission. (Serviced by myself and the same service station I have been taking my Jag to) There was something inherently wrong with my vehicle for it to ha sludge in the engine and I will not be held responsible for the premature failure. It may look pretty, in fact sitting there now with a blown engine it looks pretty. But that is it. It is worthless just like the warranty it was sold with. DO NOT BUY A JAGUAR unless you enjoy being raped.
Sep 22, 2005 (7:16 am)
I have a 03 x-type sport package, I get a humming noise when I turn the steering wheel and accelerate. Mostly when I'm starting out. It's not very loud but I hear it. Anyone experience this problem?
#54 of 200 Re: premature Jaguar engine failure - DON'T BUY a Jag [jmcmahon]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Sep 22, 2005 (8:58 am)
Sounds like you need to consult an attorney. I don't think the forum here can help you further as the only solution seems to be legal.
#55 of 200 Re: premature Jaguar engine failure - DON'T BUY a Jag [Mr_Shiftright]
Sep 22, 2005 (5:44 pm)
You might be right about the only solution being a legal one. This "Forum" provides a place to freely voice my experience with my Jag and Jaguar NA. Be it negative or positive conversation, it should be known just how people get treated when faced with these type of problems while trying to deal with Jaguar. If the shoe was reversed and on your foot I think we could all bet on you wanting your voice to be heard. What harm does it do for me to voice this information in this "Forum"? What is the worse thing that can occur, someone who thought highly of the name Jaguar might change their mind? Maybe someone could be save from making the dreaded mistake of buying a Jaguar based on my expression of truth. This is considered a breach of warranty and it would seem pretty important to me to make sure at every turn I let that be known. I can understand that this "Forum" cannot solve this. I think you should understand that for some people my voicing the truth is looked upon as a voice of reason. The Jag, Jaguar NA, and the warranty, (or alleged warranty) are nowhere near the quality that people think. In fact, it is a mockery of the word quality. If the tables were turned I think it a safe bet that you would feel the same. DON'T BUY A JAGUAR is the message. You might not agree with my expression of this but but the principle must have some meaning to you. If it does not then your life is bound to be filled with disappointment.
#56 of 200 Re: premature Jaguar engine failure - DON'T BUY a Jag [jmcmahon]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Sep 23, 2005 (8:20 am)
Yes fine but you already voiced your opinion repeated times for which there is no remedy here for you. The forum is for Jaguar Problems and Solutions. It's not the Complaint Station for declaring war on Jaguar. That's what the NHTSA board and legal help is for.
Please don't interpret it as unsympathetic, but we need to reserve the forum for an exchange of ideas and constructive comments. I'm sure some others have found your comments interesting and be assured they will remain in this forum and later on in archives.
But I'd like to move on with discussions about solvable problems and information sharing.