We’re going to look at some of the common problems with popular Jaguar car model. The model, the Jaguar X-type, is a truly quintessential Jaguar model. It was a compact executive car built and marketed from 2001 to 2009. It is the smallest of the whole range of Jaguar models. It was advertised and marketed in wagon/estate and sedan/saloon variants.
The Jaguar X-type was based on the Ford Mondeo.
These are the biggest problems to look out for when purchasing a used X-type car.
Trouble with the indicator
On some of the cars manufactured from 2001 to 2002, there were issues reported with the indicators. The external indicator can break, but the interior light will just keep flashing. That is against the law.
Some of the cars built between February and March of 2004 ahd trouble with their sensors. The issue could result in surprising and uneven application of the brakes.
Some of the cars built between January and February of 2004 might have problems with their brakes. Some cars that have manual transmission, that are parked on an incline with the handbrake in the on position and the car out of gear, could roll away because the brake components might shrink down as they cool.
Short circuit problem
Some cars built between 2003 and 2004 had poor clearance between the positive cable of the battery and the fuel injector’s cylinder. This could cause the cable to chafe and cause a short circuit.
For the most part, the aforementioned issues affected very few of the cars, and the issues were only common on cars produced during certain limited time periods.
If you are considering buying a Jaguar today, realize that issues like these are common to all brands and all models of cars.