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Jaguar XJ-Series, Transmission, Sedan
#37 of 56 Re: Jaguar acceleration [maggie2011]
Oct 20, 2011 (7:42 am)
I had a similiar incident with my 2004 Jaguar XJ8. As I was accelerating onto the on ramp, my car decided to continue to accelerate. For about 3 miles the car continued to accelerate. After giving up on the brakes doing anything, I down shifted, put the car in neutral, shutoff and turned on the car, everything to try and control the car. Then I was stomping on and manipulating the accelerator until the car decided to come back into control. I've been dealing with Jaguar Corporate on this issue, who pretty much is saying "not our problem". Is there enough people here who have had this problem who are interested in doing a class action law suit against Jaguar? It sure seems like they don't give a damn if we die or not. They have no interest to even investigate the matter properly.
#38 of 56 Re: Jaguar acceleration [jaguarplano]
Feb 25, 2012 (4:28 am)
My 2005 vp has done the acceleration thing 4 times in 36000 miles. My wife will no longer drive it. The dealership is going to review it on Monday. Expect them to find no fault and Charge me $1000's. I have been lucky and been able to put the car in neutral , turn off the key and restart. The issue has only happened from a stop .My cell phone picks up interference from the car. I am thinking that the run by wire is not shielded properly and outside rf signals are causing the problem. Love the car , but the dealership is more interested in ass covering then problem solving. I beleive Jag is covering this up in fear of a recall. Also had an issue with them on lifetime window firm repair that they would not honor.
#39 of 56 Re: Jaguar acceleration [xbaron]
Mar 13, 2012 (3:18 am)
Had the car repaired, they flashed the memory for 135.00 but found no fault. Also said some hoses were loose. I sold it, replaced it with an FX. I will miss the XJ. The bottom line was we could not trust the car again. Hope I do not get a recall on a defect like I did when I sold my firebird.
#40 of 56 suddle acelaration with my Jaguar XJ 2004
May 15, 2012 (2:06 pm)
Stopping in a local street
#41 of 56 suddle aceleration with my Jaguar 2004
May 15, 2012 (2:19 pm)
this weekend driving in a local street after making a slow slow braking my car in my car took off a high speed .suddle acceleration that I was not able to control crashing two car in front of me ,Brakes were not functional I. am scare out of my mind. took my car to the jaguar dealer and they "claimed they never hear of another case" that my car was in perfect mechanical condition""not malfunction detected "but denied to give me the pc report ,claiming was confidential??
A question to another people who experience the same case ,this episodes of suddle acceleration occurred more that ones???p lease help me
#42 of 56 Re: suddle aceleration with my Jaguar 2004 [aceleration]
May 15, 2012 (3:05 pm)
I had uncontrolled acceleration 4 times in 35000 miles with my 05xj. Got the same line that it was an unknown problem. Traded it in for a XF. Really did not want to sell my car but the thought of killing others on the road was a good motivator. It is a real problem but the stakes are too high on a personal level to continue to drive a car that could destroy your life.
#43 of 56 Re: suddle aceleration with my Jaguar 2004 [xbaron]
May 16, 2012 (3:28 am)
Thank you very much for your response I am contemplating to sell my car to?you are complete right "the stakes are too hight"
#44 of 56 Jaguar XJ-Series: Sudden Acceleration
May 17, 2012 (5:40 am)
In December 2011, I purchased a pre-owned 2004 Jaguar XJ8 Vanden Plas (58K miles, garage kept—it was a beauty, I couldn’t resist!). After purchasing the car, I searched the Internet for any known problems (should’ve done that prior to making the purchase!). That was when I found that the car had a problem with sudden acceleration. On Saturday, May 12, I was pulling into a parking space at the post office. The car suddenly lurched forward and my brakes were not responsive, my car slammed into the curb. Had there been a pedestrian crossing the parking lot at that time, the results could have been fatal. Now my car sits in my driveway and I am afraid to drive it, for fear the next time this occurs I may be in traffic and lose control of the vehicle. Surely, I cannot sell the car knowing that is a life-threatening problem. I want to explore filing a class action suit against Jaguar. If anyone is interested in getting in on this, please email me at zvwade0709gmail.com. I am consulting with an attorney today.
I am angry the car of that the car I’ve dreamt of owning since I was a child is unsafe to drive. I can only be thankful that my second vehicle is a Lexus.
#45 of 56 Re: Jaguar XJ-Series: Sudden Acceleration [zvwade]
May 17, 2012 (11:33 am)
I will be happy to testify to my own 4 times experience with my 05 jag. VP I traded it in to jag after I paid to have it fixed. I like you, could not sell it with a clear conscience. It had 35000 miles on it and I planned to keep it as a collector. Tata vis Ford vis you and me. Good luck. We should live so long. Better to cut your loss and live to drive another day. I am now slumming it with a XF. Life sucks sometimes. Ha ha
#46 of 56 Re: Jaguar XJ-Series: Sudden Acceleration [xbaron]
May 25, 2012 (3:00 pm)
ok.I spoke with jaguar ,I took the car to two dealership dealer for service and both told me there are nothing wrong with the car ?? "I can not sell the car in good conscience either" Jaguar corp is telling me "It had never been reports of car acceleration" I would like to see if as a group we can talk about some kind of legal action towards Jaguar"please lets talk .I live in miami florida and I did not contact any lawyer yet but is my understanding that some of you already did. lets do something before somebody is kill .