Last post on Nov 17, 2013 at 10:07 AM
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Jaguar XJ-Series, Transmission, Sedan
#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 .
#47 of 56 Re: Jaguar XJ-Series: Sudden Acceleration [aceleration]
May 25, 2012 (4:26 pm)
The line from Jag is so canned it was just the same as I got. Unless we can get a lot of owners behind us I do not know what would be an successful action.
I would like to get service people under oath if in fact Jaguar, under Ford or Tata is coaching their people. A major recall could cripple Jag. The other
part of this is what do we the owners or past owners want as compensation. t
The failure of my car cost me to purchase a replacement at least 3 years ahead of time. I would estimate a cost of 10k per year times 3 years. It works out to be close to the resale value of my car. I really liked my car but there is no money in sentiment.
#48 of 56 Jaguar XJ Sudden Acceleration
May 28, 2012 (1:33 pm)
I do have a Jaguar XJ series and have experienced the Sudden Acceleration on a number of occasions in a prior past year. It is about the scariest experience I have had. I did not get into an accident. I was lucky several times. I took it to an independent repair facility that had a former Jaguar employee working there. They did an expensive procedure that basically cleaned the internals of all of the fuel system and checked the entire fuel system out in every way, replacing fuel filter, etc. That "cleaning" procedure has kept the sudden acceleration problem from returning. It is not a commonly known procedure. I will tell you the repair facility if you contact me by email and you can discuss it with the manager there. magicohmeohmyaim.com
#49 of 56 Re: Jaguar XJ-Series: Sudden Acceleration [aceleration]
Apr 01, 2013 (6:47 am)
I have a 98 XK8 convertible that I bought in 2005 from the original owner. The car had 16000 original miles on it and I have now accumulated 46000 total miles with no problems until 2 weeks ago when I experienced 2 episodes of sudden acceleration after stopping at a traffic light. I brought the car to the Jaguar dealer that sold it to the first owner and they kept it for 4 days and said they could find nothing wrong with the car and they had never heard of this problem. Since getting the car back, I have experienced another episode of sudden acceleration and decided to park it until I can get issue resolved. I plan to contact the Jaguar dealer and escalate through their chain of command but based on comments I've seen on blogs I'm not very optimistic ---- any advice on dealing with this issue would be appreciated.
#50 of 56 Re: Jaguar XJ-Series: Sudden Acceleration [xkrjw]
Apr 02, 2013 (3:11 am)
I would have them flash the computer and do the injector and fuel filter replacement. I sold my Xj. Lost faith in it's safety. I now have an FX. No problem but liked my xj better. If you have the flash and clean and it happens again, then get rid of it. I am sure your life or someone else is worth far more than a car.good luck.
#51 of 56 Re:Jaguar xj series sudden acceleration
Aug 05, 2013 (4:13 pm)
I recently got what I thought was a great deal on a second hand 2005 XJR SUPER 8. I was thrilled with it's handling, performance and look and still have a strange love for what I am sure is a dangerous monster in disguise. The first acceleration happened in a airport drop-off loop where I had stopped to allow 6 people to cross the road in a crosswalk. The car suddenly jumped to about 4 to 5 thousand rpm and fortunately I was able to stomp on the brake and hold back 395 wild HP until it calmed back to normal. I could have killed 6 people! I first thought it had to be me that hit the accelerator and even checked to see if the carpet had bunched up by the pedal. No it was pinned down tight. What had just happened I thought? Well after 3 more unwanted accelerations I KNOW that this car has an issue. I think the guy that sold it to me knows too but has no problem sleeping at night. What do I do? I can't sell it or even let my wife drive it. Instead I switch to neutral every time I slow down and am very aware of the feel, sound and rpms. What else can I do? Such an amazing car with such a dangerous problem. Shame on you Jaguar. luckily I have heard of no fatalities to date but sooner or later someone is going to die. Any advise is greatly appreciated but I suspect I am alone with my "monster"