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Published: August 5, 2011
Ive had two Jags, XJ6 and and XJ8. I have freinds that have them. I dont
Ive had two Jags, XJ6 and and XJ8. I have freinds that have them. I dont know anyone who has had an array of unusual issues with their Jags like Im reading here. Since 1993 there record is quite good actually. Its unfortunate that the issues with Jaguar from the 50s through the 80s still follows it around. I have found both of mine to be nothing short of fantastic. It is a machine though and things do go wrong with machines. One bad apple does not spoil the whole basket. A car is a car. Nuff said. Happy driving.
Published: June 20, 2013
Please do not purchase this car!!! I have a 2002 S Type Jaguar. I have repl
Please do not purchase this car!!! I have a 2002 S Type Jaguar. I have replaced the fuel pump for $1,200.00. Both window regulators have gone out. That is $750.00 worth of parts, not adding labor cost. I have replaced the ignition coils twice. My catalytic converter went out - this was another $1,000.00. Now my windshield wipers have stopped working. Now my car is losing power - it drops to 20 mph or less. I was told that was because of the catalytic converter, but that has been fixed, so what is it now? These cars are just pretty. It is never worth the money in the end. I promise if you have a Jaguar, you WILL experience one or more of these problems. They seem to be common. Just go and read other post and blogs. Yes, my car is 11 years old, but the problems came early and it doesnt even have 100,000 miles on it. Oh, I forgot to mention that the transmission default light comes on whenever it feels like it!! Now it is just parked.
Published: February 25, 2020
I leased my F-Pace last March from The Collection in the Gables, Miami. A f
I leased my F-Pace last March from The Collection in the Gables, Miami. A few months later I started to experience electrical issues. First, the push button start didn’t always work, then key stop communicating with the car, the back up camera doesn’t always work, the back hatch doesn’t always open properly, my door has an annoying squeak (but that was something done at the dealer) the overhead lighting console started to fall out and wouldn’t work my nighttime interior lighting, very unsafe for a women to get into a dark car with 2 kids alone.My car was at The Collection service department for a total of 33 days, still not fixed because they claim they can’t duplicate the issues but have spent time and money trying to fix them. JLR/Jaguar Corporate issued need a check from my dealer for the 33 days I didn’t have my car as a compensation. I absolutely love the way my Jag drives and looks, minus the electrical issues that don’t make me feel very safe. I’m a stepmom of 2 kids that I drive to/from school, sporting events, and basically anywhere they need to go and unfortunately I can’t depend/rely on my F-Pace. JLR has refused to do anything more along with the retailer. 61k for a car that doesn’t do what it promises. I was 2x Cadillac customer who took a chance on Jaguar and I am disappointed.
Published: August 26, 2014
It started with the brakes and motor. They were replaced but they are still
It started with the brakes and motor. They were replaced but they are still making noises whenever the brakes are applied. The water pump went out within 1000 miles. Now Im still smelling the radiator burning smell. The navigation screen is difficult to function. The response time is delayed when pressing the buttons. The hood sensor repeatedly goes off, not to mention you have to open and close the hood in order to start the car. The alarm goes off for no apparent reason and the radios buttons get stuck when attempting to change songs. This is the most expensive car I have ever had and I will never in life purchase another Jaguar product. The custom service reps are just as rude as the service representatives at the dealership. I had the car for a year and its been in the shop at least 6 times for the brakes and other mechanical related issues. What are you supposed to do when Jaguar Customer Service tells you that their managers only talk to people and then it was cleaned up by saying they only talk to case managers not people and that I should contact the better business bureau. I dont understand how Jaguar remains in business. I need lemon law attorney like yesterday to escalate this matter.
Published: January 8, 2019
They dont come even close to Mercedes Benz in car quality, service experien
They dont come even close to Mercedes Benz in car quality, service experience and overall technician competency. The car has been presenting a suspension issue and they state is normal suspension noise. Totally baffled with their communication. Its been a total nightmare.
Published: May 5, 2012
I have a 2006 X-Type 3.0 AWD, and I read almost all the negative responses
I have a 2006 X-Type 3.0 AWD, and I read almost all the negative responses in this thread. I have 127,000 miles on mine and I have replaced a battery at 82k, brakes at 67k, an overflow tank at 106k , performed regular oil changes using 5/30 Castrol as recommended, and I only burn 93 octane (and a lot of headlights). You treat your Jag right and it will be nice back. Today, it still gets an impressive 24.6 mpg, and still turns heads. This is a very high quality vehicle and it takes pampering, not abuse. The only thing I dont like about Jaguar is changing to the XF style. The Type X and XJ are still two of the most beautiful cars on the road and most people dont seem to know how to take care of a Jag. I love mine.
Published: September 25, 2015
I have a 2012 Jaguar XF: Cost me $2,550.00 repairs for premature injector f
I have a 2012 Jaguar XF: Cost me $2,550.00 repairs for premature injector failure on bank 2, cylinder 2, 4, 6, 8. This is a Jaguar design or parts issue. After writing a letter to Jaguar getting them to call me and they are checking into it. I actually work in the automotive manufacturing industry and wouldnt take any of the general lame excuses... Today my wifes Jaguar 2012 XF just been diagnosed with the same failure. After this is over I will be at the BMW dealer... These jags look great... but beware these dont hold up without very expensive repairs.
Published: May 15, 2015
I purchased a 2013 demo Jaguar XF with 3000 miles. Have already had to repl
I purchased a 2013 demo Jaguar XF with 3000 miles. Have already had to replace fuel injectors, and engine oil cooler. When purchasing the car we were promised that warranty would extend to Cayman Islands where Jaguar has an authorized dealer. Jaguar now tell me I need to take it to Puerto Rico!!! My last few inquiries have led to only an automated response saying they would get back to be. The latest being mid February. Its now May 15, 2015 and still no response!
Published: April 26, 2012
Replacing lost keys - What an absolute nightmare! What a way to rip off you
Replacing lost keys - What an absolute nightmare! What a way to rip off your customers! Not only was I robbed when my purse was stolen, with my only jaguar key inside, I was given only one key at the time of purchase. Unknowingly, at that time, I was not aware how expensive replacement keys were. I was the second owner. Then I was trying to get a key when I had no key. Jaguar dealerships were about as helpful and understanding for my situation as some zoo animals. I was told repeatedly the only way was to bring car in physically to nearest Jaguar dealership, which is 3 hours away. After all, aren’t Jaguar dealerships as common and up the road as a Ford dealership? I’m supposed to flat bed my car then pay 4$ per mile just to start. Unbelievable! Inconsiderate and unkind! Plain greedy! Surely they took into consideration all the hundreds of their customers whom like me, lose keys and now forced to pay high towing fees two-zillion miles out of the way, then stolen from twice over at the excessively high charges to replace my keys for a tiny amount of metal and plastic. Never again jaguar, you lost this customer. The managers employed at Jaguar are so completely inept and unknowledgeable about a product they talk about and sell day in and out. They were clueless when I inquired about this marked important card they instructed us to keep in safe place, titled security label from key transmitter. Surely marking something important and keep in safe place is an item valuable enough to really keep in a safe place for some future important reason. Surely staff were also educated about this security label key transmitter so when someone like me asked questions, Jaguars staff would have at least once seen this label we had been storing safely!Surely, there really is a purpose, function, for this security label key transmitter with what appeared valuable enough to store with all these numbers and bars to scan. I got hopeful that maybe, since it was titled “key transmitter”, all these numbers could be scanned because of bar codes and some thoughtful genius in Jaguar corporate head should be kind enough to make a spare so that some future single sickly older woman, on a fixed budget, wouldn’t have to tow her car half way to Mars and take out a bank loan for this fraction of a fraction of piece of worthless metal and plastic. I could have bought 2 state of the art computers, with all their gadgets and sophisticated hardware for what I am being expected to pay for this microscopic sized hunk of metal. Gold sells for less! Personally, thank you Jaguar for the added daily troubles and turmoil many sick and the fixed income customers you have. Thank you, Jaguar on a job not well done. It’s in the air! I know you feel it Jaguar. After all, you breathe the same air as the rest of us do and feel that consumers are sick and tired of being ripped off at every street corner we turn on the all possible ways corporate heads can squeeze out of themselves. Then feel so proud, pat yourselves on your backs for becoming a fortune 500 company and having millions in the banks.Corporate greed is not something to brag about. As if, you had worked so hard and diligently at producing a product that’s really worth the $500 to $1,000 that you charge. Millions like me are sick of being ripped off by corporate heads that searched hard to find a way so that all customers must go to you and you’re completely free to now overprice. There’s nowhere else they can go and you smile, feel happy and smart about yourself for finding away to get rid of competition. All that matters to you is the bottom line. Then you tell yourself something like it is a security reason for doing all of this. I feel like I had just walked into a Wal-Mart, pushing a grocery cart, handed the cashier $500 and leaving the store with an empty cart, only a safety pin in my hand. I did not get really anything this month for my money.We all know that those extra little added charges at the end of our bills, for such things as filing fees or maintenance fees are really for absolutely for nothing that corporations pride themselves for. Theft is theft, no matter how you take it. I am so tired of companies finding extra ways to profit for nothing by taking advantage of the disadvantaged. We are all sick of it! We know what you’re doing. We all see what is really going on. The fact remains you put yourself deliberately in the position of having a corner on the market no matter how you try to sell it. Well, Jaguar, you don’t just have corner, you took the entire freaking block off people just like me. As for the wealthy customers, the price of a jar of peanut butter is $3 for the rich and the poor. They don’t like being overcharged any less.
Published: October 20, 2014
Jaguar XF owned for 10 months constantly filling with water in the sump gua
Jaguar XF owned for 10 months constantly filling with water in the sump guard. Dealer cant see anything wrong. So much for an expensive prestige car. Beware.
Published: July 5, 2018
I love my 2009 Jaguar Premium Luxury XF but there could be improvements to
I love my 2009 Jaguar Premium Luxury XF but there could be improvements to gas consumption in city. But on the highway is a different story and it definitely makes up for gas mileage. One fill up from Detroit to Indiana with a little more than a quarter tank left upon arrival. That included 30 minute periods in excess of 90+mph.
Published: July 3, 2012
I bought a brand new Jaguar XJ in April 2011, drove 23,000 km, had it servi
I bought a brand new Jaguar XJ in April 2011, drove 23,000 km, had it serviced in a Jaguar WS in June 2012 in London. Two weeks later, I crossed the Channel with the car to go to my son’s wedding in France, and suffered a breakdown 1 km from the ceremony. The whole event had been seriously spoilt by the need to get proper assistance organized. It could not be a worse day for such an incident, and find it totally unacceptable to suffer such a breakdown with a brand new car of that standing. Then, it is only 17 days later that the car had been brought back to UK, and 24 days later that it was repaired, and given back to me. How is it possible for such a chain of inefficiencies, is occurring with a brand like Jaguar? What is the company prepared to offer to compensate for such unacceptable chain of event? My car registration is **.
Published: April 23, 2019
I have been very vocal about my dissatisfaction with JLR Corporate. My car
I have been very vocal about my dissatisfaction with JLR Corporate. My car has been in service half the time Ive had it in my possession. The car has experienced complete electrical and transmission failures four times while either my wife or I were driving it. Corporate again has denied my request to get out of this defective deathtrap of a car. If anyone else has a negative experience with JLR Corporate reach out to me. Im reaching out to an attorney to get resolution. In the interim, I am going to refuse to pick up the car from the dealership, and will surrender it back to the bank. Id hoped for a better outcome but to no avail. I hope those of you who have a great experience continue to do so. As for me Im done with my F-Pace S. It an overpriced piece of garbage.
Published: January 30, 2017
Hi, I am the proud Owner of Jaguar XF. Though I have many high-end cars Jag
Hi, I am the proud Owner of Jaguar XF. Though I have many high-end cars Jag had remained my favorite until now and I drive the vehicle and none of my driver drives this car as I reserve this for my self drive car. No doubt the car is amazing but just that will not help to own a Jaguar car and even the service matters a lot. I am glad that Tata has taken over sales and service of this premium segment but they are maintaining the service quality like the lower models itself (Tata vehicles) which I am not happy with.I have been experiencing the very bad service from your dealers from my very first service of the vehicle. First of all you people dont have free pick up and drop services like other high-end cars but no issues but what matters is I would have taken prior appointment and taken the vehicle to drop but still I need to wait for more than half an hr which is not agreeable and when I inquired at reception instead she calling service adviser she also joined morning meeting and was left with no option but to wait for more than half an hr. Look I am a businessman and I cant afford to waste time.Till date my vehicle has gone every time twice for same repair after service. Recently I had serviced my vehicle on 8th Nov 2016 which was run around 14,511 Kms and I remembered the adviser telling me in earlier service that the brake pads should be replaced. Based on that I insisted that brake pads be changed but the adviser told it will run another 2000 kms and told whenever you are going on long trips you come we will check. If its worn out we will replace.But to my shock 500 kms later I. e, on reaching 14,950 kms (07.01.2017) I got a message saying the brake pads needs to be replaced. Luckily I didnt have to replace the sensors but I had to drop the vehicle again back to service center which is waste of my time again. And after doing this I had another shock waited. My driver when washing the car saw that one nut (which we require separate bit to open wheel for security) was missing and I had to call up service center to check on the same. They checked and replied saying sir we had tightened the wheel nuts properly and we have checked it twice even after road test. The thing is either your people should open or mine but at my place my drivers dont even know where the bit is and nobody touches my car apart from washing so where did the nut go and how did it fall if they had tightened properly?But however it may be I am at loss. Again I need to spend around 10 to 15 k and purchase the nuts which is waste of money. I was very happy with the car and planning to buy a Vogue but seeing the service I am planning to drop the plan and planning to go for Merc. Because of all this experience I am very disappointed and dont recommend this brand to any of my people. Look into my issue, wrt to the nuts if anything can be done to it. I would like to share my experience online to all other people as well but doing so your reputation will be spoilt which I dont want to do it anyway. With regards to the above I had even mailed the details to Jaguar but till date no response and got some acknowledgement kind but you cant call that as one.
Published: October 1, 2018
I bought the Jaguar SUV last year. A couple of things have come up. At last
I bought the Jaguar SUV last year. A couple of things have come up. At last I think they got it fixed. Miss my Ford Explorer. But I wanted a fancy ride. Sometimes they come with issues. So its my own fault. The Jag rides great and gets looks which is nice too.
Published: April 23, 2012
My Xj8 Heritage has less than 60K Km on it. It was bought new, and we have
My Xj8 Heritage has less than 60K Km on it. It was bought new, and we have had one problem after another. At 12 months and 10 Km, the battery failed, which was under warranty. At 26 months and 25K Km, the hood lining fell out, which has no warranty. At 4 years and 35K Km, the water pump failed, which also has no warranty. I was told they were a common fault. At 8 years and 50K Km, the thermostat failed, which has no warranty. At 10 years and 65K Km, the fuel pump failed, which has no warranty. I would not buy another Jag. How is this possible for a car with such low kilometers to be serviced regularly?
Published: July 21, 2015
We bought a 2014 XF Jaguar, it has about 10,000 miles. Well my wife was dri
We bought a 2014 XF Jaguar, it has about 10,000 miles. Well my wife was driving the car and all of a sudden the steering wheel froze and the car shut down. The red flashing light was blinking on Drive. My wife was in the middle of the highway and the cars behind her were beeping at her. She then applied brake and shifted knob to park and tried to restart it and it did. My wife said it was embarrassing in a new 2014 jag. We took to dealership. They couldnt duplicate it, all they did was reset the computer. 4 days later it did the same thing, the car power turn off as she was driving. She is scared for her safety and my kids and others behind her. I called dealership and theyre going to pick up car and lend me a loaner. I was looking at this website and I noticed someone had the same problem which, her name is Colleen of Santa ana, CA. Ive bought a new 2003 Navi, 2007 Benz, 2010 Camaro and never had this type of problem. This malfunction on this 2014 XF is a safety issue and not even a used car in a car lot would do this.
Published: October 6, 2011
My 2005 Jaguar S-type stalled mid-road. The dealer said that the fuel pump
My 2005 Jaguar S-type stalled mid-road. The dealer said that the fuel pump went out on January 2011 and it cost me more than $2,000. Since then, the car stalled and died while driving once in June, another in August and now in October. The dealer replaced the fourth fuel pump, returned the car and told me that everything is okay now. I am not confident that it is safe to drive, as the car dies mid-road and along the highway.
Published: January 19, 2012
It’s really annoying when a quality car manufacturer will not fix a known
It’s really annoying when a quality car manufacturer will not fix a known problem, even though it’s not a safety issue. Between my wife and me, we have owned 7 Jaguars, including the 2007 XK8 I just bought. I didn’t notice until a few days after I purchased the MK8 that it had a vibration at lower speeds (30 to 40 MPH). I asked my Jaguar dealer and they produced a service notice (**) that says that the fix to this noise is a simple replacement of an exhaust bracket. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the estimated cost is $914.19 for parts and labor (parts $608.80). I called Jaguar customer service but the Jaguar Corporation has elected to provide me with no assistance on this whatsoever. I offer to pay for labor or some other arrangement but to no avail. Apparently, it’s okay for a Jaguar customer to experience this annoying vibration. And if it’s too bad, I need to pay the $1000.00 to fix it. My complaint is Jaguar knows this applies to XJs; XKs and S-Types but doesn’t feel they need to fix something they know is wrong. Maybe the BMW would have been a better buy!
Published: September 21, 2016
Four weeks ago I purchased a XF. So far I have not received any call from a
Four weeks ago I purchased a XF. So far I have not received any call from anyone at the dealership or from Jaguar USA to ask about my experience with the purchase transaction or any concerns with the vehicle. And I do have some questions and relevant feedback. Last week, my daughter purchased a Hyundai Tucson and she has already received calls both from the dealership and Hyundai USA asking for her feedback and if there was anything they could do to enhance her experience. Amazing!! Jaguar has to go a long ways before it can hold a candle to the Japanese and Korean counterparts.
Published: July 20, 2021
This car is horrible. Customer service is worse. My car has been in the sho
This car is horrible. Customer service is worse. My car has been in the shop for 3 plus months. The dealer who has lied many times now state that the car has been fixed. Yet they refuse to allow me to properly test the car before signing off on it. Jaguar and its authorized representative has lied to me from start to finish. I documented everything. Corporate has not contacted me once although my car has been out of service since March 28th, 2021. The car has approximately 28,600 miles. Jaguar refused to negotiate with the BBB on a repurchase. They decline to respond to any and all requests for a remedy. Kicker: Jaguar authorized me to rent a vehicle. I am in for over 5k. They are refusing to pay. I will let them lie to the courts. I have proof. I documented EVERY call.
Published: February 17, 2012
This is the second time I am writing this to you. It’s about how the sal
This is the second time I am writing this to you. It’s about how the salesperson responded to us when we approached him. And because of that, we had to buy a Merc and not a Jaguar.
Published: December 20, 2018
I have owned 5 Jaguar convertibles and the 2016 F-Type Model S convertible
I have owned 5 Jaguar convertibles and the 2016 F-Type Model S convertible that I leased is the finest of them all! A Nimble and superbly handing car that really comes when you call it and is a genuine Joy to drive. But the Nav/Entertainment system for the 2016 is grotesquely unintuitive and difficult to operate...especially when driving. (Explain why that should be, please). So, May 2018 I ordered a brand new 2019 F Type with almost exactly the same specs and waited 6 months for it to be produced hoping that Jaguar would have fixed the Nav/Entertainment system problem in the newer model and made it easier to use. But it was not to be... When the new F Type arrived in Mid-November 2018, I hurried excitedly to the dealer only to discover that the display screen in the dash turned Bed Sheet White in the sun when the top was down and the display became totally unreadable and unusable.What is with Jags engineers? Dont they test things? My disappointment is incredible after a 6 month wait. I told the dealer that what was wrong was that the contrast on the display screen etc. was set wrong... Certainly, just a software problem that was easily fixable. My dealer contacted Jaguar direct whose solution was completely laughable and out of touch with reality. They ONLY changed the screen component out stating that the one in the car must have been defective. Of course, it did NOT work. Same problem... And Jaguar hasnt responded with a real fix. So now...this rag top driver is totally without a convertible in the middle of convertible season. Im so unhappy that Jaguar is so far out of touch with its customers.
Published: December 4, 2018
I purchased a 2013 Jaguar XF supercharged awd in 2016 and always noticed a
I purchased a 2013 Jaguar XF supercharged awd in 2016 and always noticed a antifreeze smell coming out the vents; and whenever I shut off the car I get a rattle noise. After taking it getting oil change they say the noise is normal and I should check the coolant level often. Today I started my car and a very loud noise came from the engine and car shut down and wouldnt start, I had to get it towed to dealership all to find out that I need a $26000 engine replacement; wow really Jaguar...thats not supposed to happen on this expensive luxury really new vehicle. Im now waiting for a call from them and we gonna see whats the deal outcome will be.
Published: March 4, 2012
I purchased a new 2011 Jaguar XF. When I drove the car, the brakes were sq
I purchased a new 2011 Jaguar XF. When I drove the car, the brakes were squeaking. I expressed my concerns to the salesperson and his reply was this is normal. The reason they squeak is because it is a new car and the brake dust has not burned off yet. At 15,000 miles, I took my car in for an oil change and again complained about my brakes. And once again, I was told the same lie. It was blamed on the car being new and on the brake dust that needs to burn off.At 30,000, one year later, I took my car in for another oil change, and once again complained about the brakes. However, this time, I received a phone call from the manager of the service department and he explained to me that I need a new brake job because my rotors are worn out. This would cost me $1,500.00 out of my pocket because it is not covered under warranty. I had no choice but to pay the money to get my brakes fixed.Well, my car now has 43,000 miles on it and I need another new brake job. Again, this is another $1,500! Please do not support Jaguar for they are all lemons! Needless to say, I was very upset with what happened.
Published: March 3, 2020
Shockingly bad customer service from Jaguar. They create a hidden policy th
Shockingly bad customer service from Jaguar. They create a hidden policy that will charge the customer if he misses a mileage interval for service. No email notifications. No automated notifications on the car. No notifications on prior service. When I objected to the gotcha nature of this money grab, the local dealer said it was a Jaguar USA policy. A week later, I get a call from a phone bank operator reading off a script...I sold my car. Jaguar is not worthy of my business. This policy is designed to catch the customer napping. The response to my outrage was a game of hot potato. Nobody accepting responsibility for an egregious policy? Goodbye Jaguar. Other businesses understand customer service and customer retention. Clearly, Jaguar does not.
Published: October 13, 2014
Purchased brand new 2013 Jaguar XJ from Heritage Jaguar in Freeport NY in D
Purchased brand new 2013 Jaguar XJ from Heritage Jaguar in Freeport NY in Dec 2013. Scene 1: Critical oil light went on around 1500 miles and I brought it in and was told by service manager Bill they probably forgot to fill with oil at the factory. Heritage filled with oil and sent me on my way. Scene 2: Another 1500 miles and critical oil light went on again. This time I decided to service at my local dealer Monmouth Jaguar. I showed them the service report from Heritage Jaguar, and was told that they needed to evaluate through an oil consumption test. Oil was filled and I was sent on my way. One point I would like to mention, car constantly smelled of oil burning and I reported it numerous times to both dealer and Jaguar customer service rep named Paul.Scene 3: Another 1500 mile and critical oil light went on again and car was brought to Monmouth Jaguar and they contacted Jaguar engineers and was told to change a bunch of parts, which they did and sent me on my way. Car now has around 5K miles, as you can see we dont drive this car a lot. I did want to take the car on a 350 mile round trip and was scared that it would have a critical oil issue far from my home. I called Monmouth Jaguar and reviewed this and the continuing burning smell of oil after the so called repair was done. They offered me a loaner while they checked out the burning oil smell, on Friday Oct 3rd. On Monday Oct 6th I was called by Monmouth Jaguar and was told that Jaguar decided to replace the engine with a new one.I was concerned, since this is virtually a new car with 5K miles and this issue started from day 1, with the devaluation of the vehicle due to the engine replacement and the look of the Carfax report with all this repair history. I e-mailed Jaguar customer service 2 times and called my Jaguar service rep Paul several times. I spoke to Paul and he too he said he will get back to me. After not hearing back I tried to call the Jaguar executive line and left 2 messages not hearing back at all. Monmouth Jaguar where the car is now, are wonderful and are trying their best to help in every way. It seems Jaguar Corporate is trying to take themselves out of the situation and leave Monmouth Jaguar to relay any decisions. Monmouth Jaguar did say that Jaguar Corporate wants to do the right thing and offered to send me a check for 1 of my monthly payments and they said they would offer me an extended warranty but could not provide the details of the additional miles and time frame.Jaguar Corporate is hiding behind the local dealer and is not taking responsibility. This oil issue started from day 1 and I expect a new vehicle from Jaguar. When the time comes and I try to sell this vehicle I will take a tremendous loss as compared to the market conditions of the time when I go to sell the car. The real surprise of this is that they call themselves a luxury product, and I am still waiting for a response from Jaguar Corporate after many e-mails and calls. Does Jaguar have many issues with this model engine? Obviously my engine does. If this is a unique non everyday occurrence why would Jaguar not want to satisfy a customer by doing what is right and replacing the car?
Published: September 2, 2014
Its been 9-months that my defective seats were ordered from the factory fro
Its been 9-months that my defective seats were ordered from the factory from the dealer to replace them. They keep saying they are on back order. I dont believe them because they are still selling cars with my interior. This is my 2nd Jaguar XJ. The first one was a 2011, it was delivered to me with a broken windshield, the chrome on the top of the door kept falling off, the engine had a cracked block and had to be replaced, the power sunroof was back every month for repair. I worked it out with Jaguar to replace the car, which I paid for. The car came from the north, it had body damage, the leather seats look like they were spray painted, the sunroof still has the same problem as the old one, the car is at the dealer more than at my house. Jaguar is Junk, 9-months for a defective part to be replaced is nuts.
Published: December 19, 2017
2017 F TYPE - Bad smell coming out of vents - Bought a beautiful Jag last s
2017 F TYPE - Bad smell coming out of vents - Bought a beautiful Jag last summer, shortly after having it we noticed a urine like smell coming out of the air vents. We have taken it in 3 times the first two times they say they found it and fixed it. The car is immaculate, kept in a clean heated garage, had only been in the rain once and the dealership was trying to tell us it was animal urine on the engine. After taking it back in the 3rd time, they say its the air conditioner unit. They have had our car for 41 days now. Today they said they got the okay from Jag to replace the unit but it takes at least a day and a half to take the dash out. I have made two car payments on a car I am not even driving. I wish I had not bought this car. Jaguar customer service is not what I thought it would be when I bought a $100,000 car. So disappointed.
Published: November 28, 2017
I reckon the engineers built this car so badly because they were trying to
I reckon the engineers built this car so badly because they were trying to have a laugh at the stupidity of those with too much money. I have 2004 VDP XJ8. Only 150K miles. The major issue is the air suspension. It is only a matter of when you will need to spend $4K fixing it. Parts are outrageous. Many here have fuel pump as an issue. $1000 to fix. When a 10 cent switch went bad on overhead console the whole unit had to be replaced $600 part $100 labor. You cant change wiper blades like other cars. Battery has to be special silver calcium. I also have water on floor by glove box. I wont bother you with all the small issues such as coils. Transmission may be next. There is a reason why you dont see any of these vehicles on the road anymore. I have to laugh because if stock market investors ever looked here they would never buy another Jaguar share. The powers that be dont care. The bosses are here today, take a fat check, and leave tomorrow. I hope we can stop people buying Jaguar. And Im a Brit. Even if you are rich, why throw money away? My Jag was $85K at 2004 time value of money. Today one can find them at $4K. The depreciation and cost of upkeep will probably end up costing you $2 a mile. Imagine taking a 10 mile drive to grocery store and just throwing $20 out the window. Silly rich folk. The only plus for this vehicle is that it looks so beautiful.
Published: June 28, 2018
I have always wanted a Jaguar which has always been my dream car. Jaguar XJ
I have always wanted a Jaguar which has always been my dream car. Jaguar XJL is an amazing car which has all the options I wanted. It has exceptional performance, luxury and style. I love the British racing green color on the exterior and the beautiful cream color leather upholstery. However, the navigation system needs updating as it will not accept some street names and addresses and the touch screen is not nearly sensitive enough.
Published: March 13, 2019
If youre thinking of a Jaguar, forget it. My wife wanted one for years so i
If youre thinking of a Jaguar, forget it. My wife wanted one for years so in 2015 got her one for her birthday. What a horrible experience and like others have written there isnt enough space in this text block to write all out. Did the online sales. Scheduled a test drive - dealership couldnt even find the car at the appointment. Wife had to return the following day. Salesmen jacked the price by ~4K higher than what was agreed to by email. Plus sold my wife an extended warranty. Car was good for about a year - we learned its very expensive to maintain. Dealership charged us $170 for an oil change. Most Oil change shops will not work on Jaguars. Car broke down. Timing chain cover gasket failure. Oil squirted on the alternator and battery causing both to fail. Car towed Dealership never called us, We called them numerous times.I called the service desk, service manager and general manager several times each progressively. No one returned my call. Wife had to go to the dealership as I was starting to worry perhaps the car had been stolen. Parts took a week to arrive. Total time in the shop was about two weeks. No loaner. Dealership said no loaner was available - another common complaint. Mechanics workmanship was a joke. Reinstalled the hood incorrectly causing vibration and bouncing which chipped the paint. Numerous fasteners not reinstalled in the engine compartment. Over the next 8 months we had these issues; Signal light indicating the trunk (boot) was open. Headlight low beam pointed at the ground directly in front of the vehicle - very dangerous condition. Dealership said the soonest appointment was 30 days out. If we wanted a loaner it was 45 days out. The AC started turning itself off and on. Entire car would turn itself off while stopped. Had to use the started to restart the car. On restart it was more like a reboot - systems all had to be reset including radio station and climate control. Fuel filler tube had a recall the dealership never correct. Eco mode stopped working. Another oil leak at the timing chain cover - another two week repair job. Tire monitoring system erroneously signaling a flat tire. Cigar light was fake, order one from the dealership waited a month. New one arrived. Opened box - it was another demo fake one. One door handle was a slightly different color than the rest of car. Logged a complaint with Jaguar HQ customer service - theyre a joke. I called the number they provided at least a dozen times over the course of two weeks leaving my case number, name and return phone number. NEVER spoke to anyone. Filed a complaint with Jaguar parent company TaTa Motor. Never received a word from them either. Took the car to another authorized service center - discovered we did Not have an extended warranty. Called the dealership numerous times. No one called back. My wife went to the dealership and they left her waiting for two hrs and she finally got mad and left. This issue is still not resolve, Have zero help from any customer service so guess Ill have to find a consumer/contracts attorney to sue them for the 5K we paid for an extended warranty. Summarize Worst car buying experience I ever had - bar none. Worst quality car I have ever purchased - bar none. A wrecked Yugo would have been better. Do Not buy a Jaguar. They have absolutely lost any resemblance of the Jaguar of days gone past. Theyre doomed for bankruptcy.
Published: July 19, 2014
Needed a throttle motor and new transmission just over 100,000 miles. Bad m
Needed a throttle motor and new transmission just over 100,000 miles. Bad mechanically. Steering wheel squeaked since day 1. Doesnt hold its value and broken again. There is no reason to put another dime into this car. What a disappointment!
Published: September 15, 2018
Hello, I have driven many different brand of cars and Jaguar is by far the
Hello, I have driven many different brand of cars and Jaguar is by far the worst. I purchased a 2014 in 2015 with only 30k miles. Still had warranty. However the day the 3 year warranty ran out the nightmares begin. I have spent more time at the Jaguar service center more than the enjoyment of the car. Very appealing and luxury to the eye but their engine components are terrible. Plan on repairing a lot of sensoring defaults, tire pressure issues, software issues, a/c issues, I can go on and on. Be prepared for a mediocre experience with their service staff and a lot of money for repairs. Mercedes will forever be the greatest. I’m going back where I belong.
Published: October 12, 2017
Jaguar XF tires: I currently have my 8th and last Jaguar. Never had a probl
Jaguar XF tires: I currently have my 8th and last Jaguar. Never had a problem until I made the mistake of going to Jaguar of Birmingham. Ive had to replace the same tire 3 times. The gearbox failed as well causing my car to stop in the middle of traffic. It was towed to Birmingham Jag. Since that was covered under warranty, I suppose they needed to find something that Id have to pay for. It left Florida with no tire problems, but I was told there was a hole in one that couldnt be patched. Ended up buying a new tire. Within 9 mos Ive had to purchase 3 new tires. The last one exploded with such force it damaged the back panel of the car and blew a hole out of the steel wheelbase. I DID NOT run over anything.I contacted Jaguar corporation since the staff at Jag Birmingham are rude, uncaring and useless. Even the manager, Lily. I wasnt offered a loaner either time. After the explosion, the car was once again towed to Birmingham. I get a call telling me I have to pay over $1300 for the damage and another tire! Jaguar Corp wasnt any help, so dont waste your time. I advised them I was driving a death trap, but they dont care. A lot of unreturned calls and emails. Do yourselves a favor and stay as far away from Jaguar. Most specifically Jaguar of Birmingham. You take it there for something under warranty, but I guarantee they will find something youll have to pay for. Dont throw your money away and dont put yourself in a luxury death trap. If I could give them zero stars, I would. There are other luxury cars that Im sure are safe and most likely have good customer service. #lastjagforme! #youllgetscrewed
Published: February 15, 2017
Jan 25, 2017 I purchased my 1st Jaguar. I had reservation only because what
Jan 25, 2017 I purchased my 1st Jaguar. I had reservation only because what others had said and the reviews I had read. More things not positive from other owners. But Ive watched the line-up for the last four years and I was very impressed. Once the F-Pace came out I was really sold because I wanted to get off the ground from my 2015 E400 Benz.Well it would have to happen to me. The first day I take my car home the bluetooth is not functioning correctly. But Jaguar came to my home and tried a couple of things that didnt work but left me with another car and said all should be fixed by Monday. But I was still ok because I just didnt want to think this is what I have to look forward to for the next 6 years. By the next Monday with no fix in sight I spoke with the sales Manager at Bluff City and he said Greg, this is not suppose to happen and I give you my word. Give us a couple more days and Jaguar and this Dealership will make it right. By Wednesday morning my F-Pace was ready and not only that Jaguar Service Manager Mr. ** have been in contact with me about the vehicle and Corporate has called and provided inconvenience gift for my time spent. Which they didnt have to. I just wanted to be able to show off my New Jag like I did with my 1st Benz.So what am I saying, some things are really unforeseen, had we known it would have happened to us we would have gone in a different direction. This vehicle offers so much more than what I received with Mercedes as far as service plan, stolen vehicle protection for free. No one was trying to sale me any other products once I purchased the F-Pace. Im still waiting to get my refund off my Benz since it was paid for early and I purchased the extended warranty, Tire and wheel, prepaid maintenance and MBrace. Almost 6K on top of the car. But I did love my Benz. Just wanted to try the new Jag Cars. Bluff City Jaguar see Derrick and Virgil and if you need service see Mr. **! I give them 100 in taking care of Jaguar/Land Rover family members.
Published: September 1, 2016
When I read all the terrible reviews I actually wondered what percent of to
When I read all the terrible reviews I actually wondered what percent of total Jags sold this represents! I had a 97 XK, a 2010 XK, a 2014 F Type, and 2015 XF, and now a 2016 F Type. I have literally had zero problems... ever! Ive owned other exotic brands, including one very expensive one that had to be lemon lawed! The Jags have been refined, problemless, and totally fun to own and drive. The dealers have been wonderful and supportive. WOW!!! A completely different experience from some of these other stories! I love the Jaguars!
Published: May 4, 2018
I bought the 2010 Jaguar XF Supercharged used, so far it is such a sweet ca
I bought the 2010 Jaguar XF Supercharged used, so far it is such a sweet car, a real head turner. Its inside appointments are fabulous, lots of high grade leather, wood trim, and such a sound system, out of this world. The paint job on the car, plus the body parts are all precision, everything fits perfectly. The ride and fuel mileage are fantastic, 16 mpg city, 25 mpg highway. The performance is incredible, 470 horsepower makes it a real rocket ship, plus the overall handling is great. In closing, its a real blast to drive.
Published: October 20, 2020
Not just the worst car company I’ve dealt with, the worst company period.
Not just the worst car company I’ve dealt with, the worst company period. The warranty on my F-type is 50,000 miles or 60 months. The engine failed after 19,300 miles and 33 months of ownership. I am the original owner. Even though I had taken it to the same Jaguar dealer I purchased it from for the scheduled maintenance both times it was necessary, Jaguar denied my warranty claim citing lack of maintenance. They claimed people who buy F-types typically drive short distances so I should have changed the oil more frequently than the manual requires. I have a 20 mile one way commute so I don’t drive it short distances. Even the dealer couldn’t believe Jaguar’s refusal to replace the engine. In addition to $35,000 for a new engine they wanted me to pay another $7,000 if I wanted them to dismantle the engine to determine what part had failed. That money would be non refundable.I found a great mechanic who installed a used engine to get the car running again. I then hired an attorney and took legal action against Jaguar/Land Rover for breach of warranty. It took 9 months but I won the case and Jaguar was ordered to reimburse me for the engine replacement. They had 30 days to pay. After 70 days they still had not paid or answered emails. Only when my attorney threatened to take them to court and seek additional damages did they finally pay up. If you don’t want to receive this type of treatment after you’ve paid $75,000 for a car, then stay away from Jaguar/Land Rover.
Published: January 16, 2018
2015 Jaguar XFR - Leased this car in October 2015. Shortly after having it,
2015 Jaguar XFR - Leased this car in October 2015. Shortly after having it, we noticed that it was not handling well at higher speeds. The front end felt loose. Reported to the dealer, but found nothing. Now, over the course of 2 years and 22,500 miles on the car- a popping, cracking sound has been coming from the front end drivers side. The car has been into service 7 times for the same issue. Jaguar has replaced every part possible on the car. We have asked for Jaguar to buy the car back since it falls into the Lemon Law category of Texas. Jaguar refuses and admittedly states the car is safe to drive. The last visit to the service department lasted 5 weeks! I have been working closely with the dealer and Jaguar North America. I had asked for the contact information for the Consumer Affairs department but was told that I do not have access to that department as it is only for internal employees. Hmm?? How can a consumer affairs department not work directly with the consumer?? We are longtime Jaguar owners, but after this experience, we will be considering other car manufacturers for future purchases.
Published: August 3, 2019
If the CPO warranty is important to your purchase, then proceed carefully.
If the CPO warranty is important to your purchase, then proceed carefully. In some Jaguar literature and some third party sites you might conclude, as I did, that the CPO extends the original warranty and is bumper to bumper. This does not appear to be the case as I have sticky interior panels and buttons on my 2015 F type. This is a documented Jaguar issue on various models. Jaguar USA verbally indicates that the CPO warranty is for electrical and mechanical breakdown. I stress verbal as they have so far unequivocally refused to put my denial in writing. Furthermore, it appears that the document which lists covered/excluded items is considered as a top secret document by Jaguar USA and some if not all dealers.
Published: November 20, 2014
We recently had to have a ding repaired to our passenger door. The bodywork
We recently had to have a ding repaired to our passenger door. The bodywork manager pointed out that the paint coverage on several areas of the car allowed the base coat/primer to show through. My husband was devastated. We took the vehicle to our local Jaguar dealer who checked the paint and told us it was an effect not a defect!!!! Not happy with this, we traveled some 700 miles round trip to Croydon where the car was bought. It was inspected there (dubbed a Friday afternoon car) and a full report sent into Jaguar. The customer service at Jaguar now want the car inspected by someone else. I can only assume there is an issue and they want to dispute it. This was supposed to be our dream car and last purchase for a long time. We are now waiting for customer services to get back in touch. Why a company such as this cant paint a car properly or pick it up before the car leaves the factory beggars belief.
Published: November 30, 2019
My Jaguar is one of the best cars that I have had. It is a smooth driving c
My Jaguar is one of the best cars that I have had. It is a smooth driving car. I haven’t had any issues with my car since I bought it. My favorite part of the car is the air vents rotate. With the air vents rotating, no dust gets in the car.
Published: March 7, 2019
No integrity in this company. I bought a brand new XF in 2010, water pump r
No integrity in this company. I bought a brand new XF in 2010, water pump replaced 3 times but ok. It was under warranty. Then the leather dash started warping, they responded, Not our problem. Fast forward 5 years my entire dash display fails. Dealership admits that there is a known fault in the sunroof which causes massive rain leakage thru the roof under the seats which btw causes the failure of the display but, Sorry. Not our problem. Jaguar is the worst company, they do not stand by their product.
Published: August 28, 2014
Took a S-type into the main dealer in Montreal Canada for a starting proble
Took a S-type into the main dealer in Montreal Canada for a starting problem - no start. After 2 months, it has been there and I am still not getting anywhere. This is a very bad situation with Jaguar cars. Had many in the UK but never experienced problems like this. My advice to anyone is to never by a Jag unless you are in the UK. It seem around the world they have no adequate service centers.
Published: August 27, 2016
I have owned a 2011 Jaguar XF S/C with 25,000 miles for the past 4 1/2 year
I have owned a 2011 Jaguar XF S/C with 25,000 miles for the past 4 1/2 years and have been very pleased with the purchase. I bought the car from a dealer about 60 miles from where I live. This has been the most satisfying car I have ever owned, and I have owned quite a few high-end sedans. The car is beautiful, fast, quite and safe. I look forward to seeing it and driving it any change I get. It is a perfect size, fast and RELIABLE.The only service or reliability issue was an initial check engine light, I was told that I didnt tighten the fuel cap well enough TWICE by the assessing dealer. On the third episode, after being sick of taking it to the dealer, I call Jaguar and they towed it to Portland, Oregon dealer where the problem was found to be a vapor leak near the fuel tank and was fixed. It has stayed fixed. The yearly service has been the only other trips to the dealer, and have been uneventful. Note that all service was free for 5 years with 2011 vehicles. The battery died at 2 years, and I replaced it on my own, and the soft performance tires only lasted about 18,000 miles as expected. Would I buy it again? IN A HEARTBEAT!
Published: May 11, 2014
I recently bought a used Jag S type from a main dealer in Birmingham, UK. I
I recently bought a used Jag S type from a main dealer in Birmingham, UK. I bought the car from the main dealer after having bought from previous main Jag dealer both new and used cars. As I drove the car away it became noticeable that it had mechanical issue. I tried for a solid week to have the dealer return my calls and my first call to them was on the same day of purchase. The car also had cosmetic issues not noticed at the time, including broken back light cluster, broken from grill and rust on the door sills. After a few weeks they finally agreed to repair the damage but insisted in taking the car back to their dealership some 140 miles away? Not my local same dealership network 15 miles away to repair under warranty which was agreed at point of sale.To cut a long story short it had more problems all within 5 weeks of purchase, so in the end the dealership offered to buy the car back because it was uneconomic to repair and would go to auction and they didnt want to be associated with a bad deal for sake of the company name etc. and so I thought this was acceptable and after all I would get my cash back. As I work overseas they took this car back the day after I had left and at the time I had no car to replace this one with I had to pay the remainder of my insurance premium rather than switch my insurance over.A week later as I was looking at the main Jag dealer website for used Jags I noticed this same car for sale at a higher price? You can imagine my anger etc.. It is obvious that they took this car back to shut me up. So after my inconvenience and payment of insurance, they could have just fixed this car? And returned it to me as it should have been instead of the subterfuge etc. I have complained to the head office and the dealership but as yet some 6 weeks later no one has bothered to return my calls which does not surprise me given the experience that I had with them initially.
Published: March 21, 2012
I bought a 2004 Jaguar S Type 3.0 used from a dealership in California. I b
I bought a 2004 Jaguar S Type 3.0 used from a dealership in California. I bought with it the premium Ford extended warranty plan. This Jaguar has been in the shop more times than I have gotten to drive it, it seems. I keep it parked; it has been the worst financial decision of my life. The Ford Extended Warranty Plan I bought from the Ford dealership hardly covers anything. It leaks transmission oil; Ive had to replace the hoses for the coolant lines twice. Ive gotten to drive so many rental vehicles because of owning a Jaguar. I am going to work on a video about my reviews of other cars because of my Jaguar purchase and send it to Jaguar. I am hoping that it goes viral on Youtube and Jaguar sees this and makes things right. It sucks that such a nice and expensive car is still expensive to fix. You would think that Jaguar would like to keep a modicum of respect for themselves in that when you buy an expensive car, you get what you pay for, no, not with Jaguar. When you buy a Jaguar you have to keep paying because it’s a piece of junk. I like to tell friends that buying a Jaguar is like jumping off a building and cutting your ** off one at a time just before you hit the ground. I wouldnt recommend a Jaguar to even my worst enemy. I wish there was a class action lawsuit against Jaguar and their S-Types and lack of reliability.
Published: September 13, 2013
After a car accident with our company car on the 20.6.13, the car was taken
After a car accident with our company car on the 20.6.13, the car was taken by tow truck to our smash repairer at Artarmon in Sydney NSW. The insurance assessor viewed the damage on the 25.6.13. The go ahead was issued by our Insurance company for the repairs. The parts required were ordered by the smash repairer to Jaguar Australia whose order through Trevetts in Sydney were found to be incorrect on arrival. Since then we have had many verbal conversations with customer relations from Jaguar Australia in Brisbane, but we were also told that this was not really their job. Jaguar customer relations in Brisbane do not seem to be able to assess where the fault of the mix up in supply of the parts lies. This problem has now been going on for over 8 weeks. We were advised verbally by the Jaguar customer service representative that the parts catalog in the UK did not line up with the parts number ordered for our vehicle. We have had to hire a car since 23.6.13 as well as having to pay the payments on the damaged company vehicle. This is no reflection on the smash repairer as they have ordered the correct parts as per the part number on the damaged items on our vehicle. The repairer has been chasing this up as much as we have, but to no avail. We have been advised, normally after many phones calls fortnightly to Jaguar customer service in Brisbane that the parts will be delivered and that they will be the right parts, all of this is verbal. We have asked for this to be put in writing but customer service said that was not possible. We are now at the 12th September 2013 and still nothing. We are waiting on a call from Jaguar customer service in Brisbane again after leaving a message this afternoon for an update. It is now 5.15 pm 12.9.13 and no return call from customer service received. This is our 4th Jaguar and if this is Jaguars service, it will more than likely be the last. Parts for cars sold in Australia should be here in Australia and we should not be at the mercy of this company that deals with that company that deals with the main manufacturer overseas, because it is evident they just dont care either here or there!The history of the parts is as follows from smash repair company: Parts were ordered 1.7.13; seven times were put on back order from England 2.7.13. Parts began to arrive 5.7.13. The near side front Squab was one of these items which arrive 14.8.13 but was for drivers seat. The near side front seat slide (base) arrived 21.8.13 was the wrong type. 12.9.13, still waiting? Jaguar is an excellent vehicle. Jaguars back up service leaves much to be desired.
Published: July 20, 2020
I brought my brand new Jaguar Ipace EV in for service six weeks after takin
I brought my brand new Jaguar Ipace EV in for service six weeks after taking delivery of the car because the battery would not charge. I had to leave the car at the dealership for a total of 31 days while parts were ordered from the UK. This would not have been a problem had the dealer provided me with a courtesy car for this extended period period of time. However, despite the fact that the service department itself treated me very well, I was forced to rent a car at my own expense for the full 31 days. Definitely not something I would have expected from a high-end luxury car company. The reason given to me was the COVID-19 pandemic - an unsatisfactory explanation given that car rental companies remain in business during the pandemic.
Published: May 23, 2016
My Jag XF has been garaged kept for the 5 years Ive had the car. So you can
My Jag XF has been garaged kept for the 5 years Ive had the car. So you can imagine how shocked I was when the headliner in the car completely came down.As asked Jaguar and Alpine Jaguar my local dealer to provide assistance for this situation and they declined to stand by their product. At this point I have concluded Jaguar is not a brand worthy of luxury status. I will look to another brand to provide me a luxury vehicle choice.
Published: February 10, 2015
My 2011 Jaguar XLJ with 58,100 miles overheated and now I need a new engine
My 2011 Jaguar XLJ with 58,100 miles overheated and now I need a new engine. It is out of warranty, but with only 58,000, shouldnt Jaguar bear some responsibility?
Published: October 16, 2018
My 2018 Jaguar E-Pace is an unreliable and dangerous vehicle to drive/ride
My 2018 Jaguar E-Pace is an unreliable and dangerous vehicle to drive/ride in. This vehicle engine loses power during freeway/city driving and the accelerator is unresponsive. No help from Jag Cust Relations.
Published: May 28, 2013
I own a 2011 XF which I bought used and have had it for a year. My problems
I own a 2011 XF which I bought used and have had it for a year. My problems started shortly after purchase. My window on passenger side would go down but not up or would work when it wanted to. I also noticed the brakes were not smooth at all. I took it to the dealer and they said the brakes were fine. It just needs to be broken in. But while I was there, they said it was a recall on the door controls and that was the problem with the window. A few months later while at a restaurant, my battery died (so embarrassing from a high-end car). Later that week, it died again so I had it towed to dealership where they said I needed a new battery. Wow, really, so soon. The cause for the battery dying was the bracket below was loose and out of place causing the battery to corrode. Not my fault.My main reason for complaint is last week I had to have my water pump replaced. There were no obvious leaks. The car was idling high at start and just didnt drive right. That was my concern for taking it in. Once I got there and explained to tech, I asked if he could come here, how the car starts after, which he immediately told me it was the water pump. (Mind you, this is a 2011 low miles.) Luckily for me, everything stated here was under warranty except for battery. After reading these other complaints, I am really concerned about my brakes. Apparently, this is a common problem with Jaguars. For an expensive car, my stops should be smoother.
Published: January 1, 1970
Jaguar resolved the situation in with a suitable solution.
Jaguar resolved the situation in with a suitable solution.
Published: March 21, 2018
I purchased a new Jaguar XJL from this dealership. I put $1,000.00 down pay
I purchased a new Jaguar XJL from this dealership. I put $1,000.00 down payment and was told I could pick up the vehicle the following week. After four weeks of non delivery they claimed Bankruptcy. They keep telling me the bank would release the vehicles within a week. They never returned my deposit. I have reported the issue to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles and the BBB.
Published: October 14, 2017
I bought my Jaguar XF in the summer of 2015. I never had any issues with it
I bought my Jaguar XF in the summer of 2015. I never had any issues with it, best car Ive ever driven. The interior is simply stunning and very comfortable. As for the performance of the car I have only good things to say, its fast, very stable and easy to drive. I usually dont write reviews, but today I accidentally came across the reviews others left and I felt they very unfair to Jaguar. Its a great brand.
Published: June 2, 2013
I purchased my 2007 brand-new Montclair JAGUAR. Six months later, it sounde
I purchased my 2007 brand-new Montclair JAGUAR. Six months later, it sounded like an old truck. I took it back to the dealer, and they kept it for five weeks (no parts, order parts, etc. etc.). I was about to call the news station when I finally got a call saying, It will be ready in a day. Pick up the car, and I was told they were going out of business and were No longer selling Jaguars, so look for another shop. Two months later, brakes (boot/bushings) need to be replaced.Luckily, they were still in business and had to replace all with warranty. Brakes have not worked right since. I took it back several times. Finally, a year later, they did stop Jaguar dealership and were selling other cars. I called USA Jaguar and was told to go to any Jaguar shop; the car is covered until warranty expires. Went to a new dealer, who worked on the car several times. Then the warranty was about to expire, so I got one of those extended warranty. I was driving the car and it lost power transmission so bad, it needed replacement. Now I went to Bergan Jaguar 30 minutes away, and they told me it was about $2,000.00 to fix. I told them, Fix it; you sold me the extended warranty. The guys face almost fell to the floor. It was covered by the extended warranty, which cost me about $2,000.00, so I am breaking even.Six months later, they were out of business, so I went to another dealership... mind you, Jaguar dealers are not in every county in NJ; theyre miles and miles away in Madison, NJ. You see, I only purchased from Montclair because it was 10 minutes away, so now I am driving 1/2-hour to find a NEW dealership. Long story short, now I need an alternator (extended warranty). They said I should get a used one because the car is now five years old. I said, Oh no, Ill call the news station, and I get a new one. NOW BRAKES ARE NO GOOD AGAIN. It is never ending with this car and the brakes. This, too, was my dream car, and it turned out to be a nightmare of a car. #Lemon
Published: August 13, 2014
I brought a 2004 S-Type Jaguar in Oct. 2012. After 1500 miles I had problem
I brought a 2004 S-Type Jaguar in Oct. 2012. After 1500 miles I had problems with the transmission, but Thank God with the top of the line extended ford warranty I got I only had to pay 100. About 500 more miles I had a second transmission problem, but after 10000 miles later I have had no problems and I LOVE MY JAGUAR. One thing I knew for sure when I brought this car is that I was to get an Extended Warranty not just because of the type of car it is but because its used also. Now at 88000 miles I need brakes and rotors. Thats only because when I took my car in for maintenance no one told me I was close to needing brakes. So I messed up my rotors and that cost plenty of dollars. I must say this if at all possible, please get an extended warranty because if I didnt have, it would have cost 7000.00 for transmission repair. Nonetheless I Love my Jaguar and I Pray one day I can get me a Custom Purple One.
Published: January 5, 2014
I recently bought a 2000 Jaguar XKR Coupe with just short of 100k miles on
I recently bought a 2000 Jaguar XKR Coupe with just short of 100k miles on it, all black. I have never been so pleased with a vehicle as I am this one. Its beautiful, fast and fun to drive. I have taken it to the nearest Jag dealer (Bergstrom, Appleton, WI) for an oil change and powertrain inspection. It was a very positive experience. They offered pick up and drop off services, which I used. The car was washed and cleaned, very, very well. Just spotless inside and out. I spoke to the service techs directly regarding results of the inspection and was able to make informed decisions in maintaining my Coupe. I will be taking it back there soon to have two repairs made. Also, I am taking the car elsewhere (Powers Tires in Manitowoc) to have new wheels and tires put on, along with a brake and suspension inspection. Lastly, I have bought parts to change the navigation out for the original 3 gauge cluster that was available. The nav system cannot be updated beyond 2003, and a sports car like this should have gauges anyway. I plan to take the car to Extreme Audio in Manitowoc and ask them to do the nav-to-gauge switch out because there is much work to be done with a custom wiring harness. The car is not driven in the winter, and I intend to keep it, and keep up on its maintenance. In reviewing the cars maintenance history that was given to me upon purchase the average annual maintenance cost of this XKR has been $1500/year over 14 years. Thats including about $5k that I am putting into it. And I couldnt be more pleased with it.
Published: December 16, 2014
Jaguar Paint....and other problems: Its possible you may get to go to Arbit
Jaguar Paint....and other problems: Its possible you may get to go to Arbitration and I will recommend if the Arbitrator ask you what you want... say a new car. If he doesnt grant you a new car then you can only go down from there. Kinda like asking 8000 when you only want 5000, you cant go up from 4000 to 5000 but you can go down. So if they ask you say what you want and maybe a little more. Too many folks get to this stage and only want it fixed... Well no matter how well its FIXED it is never the same, at least to you. Its not like a new car and the value has been Knocked in the head!! I hope this helps you and anyone else that reads this... I do know Toyota is VERY good with their Arbitrators and usually Grant what the Arbitrator suggest... They dont have much choice and the arbitrators are usually pulling for the customer... esp if they really do have a complaint and the arbitrator understands/sees their complaint. Good luck...
Published: November 20, 2014
I own a 2003 Jaguar S-type. At less than 50,000 miles and 7 years I had to
I own a 2003 Jaguar S-type. At less than 50,000 miles and 7 years I had to replace the transmission?! Since then things along the way have been falling apart. Had to replace the seal in my windows and sun roof. Replace the visor on the driver side. 3 months ago a new radiator and now the air conditioner compressor?!! This car is virtually falling apart!! For a luxury car and being a FORD engine I do not understand why there are so many major issues happening to it?
Published: July 19, 2013
2007 Jaguar XK A/C condensation drain blocked: When A/C is used, water pour
2007 Jaguar XK A/C condensation drain blocked: When A/C is used, water pours onto floorboard, on passenger side, from under the glovebox. I usually take my car to Firestone for service because Jaguar Service is prohibitively expensive. Just as John found out, the only way to get compensation for the problem was to have the car serviced at a Jag dealership. The $250.00 coupon cant even be used to cover a portion of this repair. Its for future repairs. I have to wonder if there is anyone else out there who has received more than a $250.00 coupon?
Published: October 20, 2013
I have an 07 plate Jaguar 2.7 v6 diesel S type. I had to take the car to my
I have an 07 plate Jaguar 2.7 v6 diesel S type. I had to take the car to my local dealer for a repair. It came up on dash as SDC unavailable. Jaguar dealer told me that I needed a new diaphragm fitted to my fuel pump at the cost of 299 fitted. I picked car up on the Saturday and paid the bill in full. On the following Thursday, the car broke down again - same code on dash. I contact dealer, tell them whats wrong. Car goes back into garage. Then they tell me that they are having problems reading the fault codes and that they are waiting on Jaguar sorting it out. 2 weeks later, they phone to tell me that they have found the problem and car needs 2 new fuel injectors at a price of 245 each. And that they have sent a sample of the fuel in my tank to see if its contaminated with anything. They come back to me and say its water in my fuel. And my tank needs to be drained. They then tell me that I have a bill of 1180 and that they will not guarantee the work that they have done on the car unless I change all the injectors and the fuel pump at the same time. I check out the internet for prices of injectors, and for official Jaguar injectors. They are only 65. I now have a Jaguar car that I am scared to drive on the road in case it breaks down on me again. And the bill has to be paid in full before the car can leave the garage. I will never ever in my entire life get another new Jaguar car. I have owned this car for over 3 years and I have found the Jaguar dealers to be nothing more than con men. They dont keep their word and they always find ways of getting more money from you. And the warranty is a joke. it never covers what has gone wrong. So my advice to everyone, STAY AWAY FROM JAGUAR. Cars are expensive crap. Im going back to Range Rover. At least you can repair them easier and cheaper.
Published: December 30, 2019
Purchased my f-pace in January this year (2019) and have been experiencing
Purchased my f-pace in January this year (2019) and have been experiencing ongoing (squeaky) braking noise from the rear brakes. Ive taken it into the local dealership twice, spent three hours on the first occasion and and full day on the second, despite them re-assuring me that the calipers have been greased and the problem is solved, the noise is still there. Jaguar Complaints had promised to investigate this complaint over a week ago and still no response.
Published: August 16, 2020
I have a 2018 f-pace diesel purchased in 2019. Not a day goes by that I don
I have a 2018 f-pace diesel purchased in 2019. Not a day goes by that I dont break out into a smile while driving it. Yes, fit and finish could be not high end, after all it is a Jaguar, but all cars nowadays are built with compromises. My wife had a 2018 Jeep Wrangler, and if you want to see horrifying build quality buy one. How a big v6 can be so gutless is unexplainable. Back to the F-Pace, 2 liter diesel weighing only 300lbs... Takes you to 80mph very quickly and had returned up to 40mpg. This is the best looking SUV on the market, and the lay flat rear seats make cargo space INCREDIBLE, it fit a 65 tv no problem. So far Im loving it... Knock on wood... NO ISSUES! I would recommend this car to anyone, service so far has been great.
Published: February 28, 2014
Almost a year ago, I purchased a new Jaguar F Type. LOVE THE CAR. BUT, cust
Almost a year ago, I purchased a new Jaguar F Type. LOVE THE CAR. BUT, customer service is by far the worst I have ever experienced. Let me start in the beginning. The Car was new. So new, the dealerships had limited number of models available and they simply took their allocations and customized what they wanted so I was presented a list of cars due in. My car was listed with all options which included rear view back up camera. The car came in and the window sticker said the same. I took the car home and could not get the rear camera to come work. I just figured I was doing something wrong. The car is very advanced. So I took it to the dealership and after fiddling with it announced that it did not have a back up camera. The next day I had a revised and laminated window sticker in my mail box that removed the camera and I was assured that It was a mistake and I did not pay for the camera. I was upset as everything I had read said it did have it but I figured no problem, I would simply add the camera. I even entertained thoughts that because they had made the mistake that Jaguar USA might pay for the camera or compensate me in some way. Boy was I wrong. Not only was I quickly informed (from everyone from my sales person to a Rep from JAGUAR USA) that because it was simply a clerical error and I had not paid for it, not only would they not assist me but that the camera COULD NOT BE ADDED TO MY CAR. It was explained to me how the car was so sophisticated that it could not be added. This has been reiterated to me each time I inquire about it and I must say it might be the single most frustrating thing about this whole ordeal. I am far from a master mechanic but I have installed back up cameras on other vehicles and I know you simply install camera, hook power to reverse activated lights and interface with radio head unit. Frustrated, I said, Please order the camera and harness needed and I will install or find an aftermarket provider that will. That was 9 months ago. I have checked with parts on 4 occasions since then and yes, they ordered the camera but I just cant seem to get them to get me the harness required.Next, I scheduled a visit to the service department on Jan 6th because my center air vent which goes up and down quit going up and down. I also order a new compartment (not under warranty) changing the small compartment between the seats to something I could store a little something in. It in March 1st and I have yet to be called. When I did send an email, I was assured by the service manager (Karen **) that she would see what the issue was. She emailed me and informed me my part was on back order. I emailed back and asked her to confirm that there were multiple parts on order and asked that she confirm exactly what was on order. I have not heard anything back. In fact, my reply emails from her email is now getting bounced back....almost like my email is blocked???In ending, this is by far the WORST SERVICE EVER. And ironically it is the most expensive car I have ever bought. I have bought a Mercedes from Crowns sister dealership co-located with Jaguar and service was excellent. Simply stated, when paying $104K for a new car, I expect to be serviced better than when my 1978 Chevy Vega needed a starter but that 20-year-old kid got far better service than I am getting today. Jaguar should be ashamed for releasing a car they cannot support.
Published: February 26, 2016
I purchased my used 2011 Jaguar with 38,000 miles on it. Beautiful and slee
I purchased my used 2011 Jaguar with 38,000 miles on it. Beautiful and sleek, she turns heads everywhere she goes. In our 8 short months together Ive replaced the entire center display, all of the speakers, roof curtain motors, parking sensors, and last week, it overheated and died on the Pennsylvania turnpike... at 43,000 miles. Imagine the mortification of standing in full military attire next to a smoking vehicle. The factory warranty died in October... but went to 50,000 miles. This is inexcusable. Please if you are reading this DO NOT BUY THIS BRAND.I contacted Jaguar USA... They offered 60% of the 44,000$ estimate. So I either have to pay over 13k for the engine to fix a car Im 35k in debt to own; or use my extended warranty company (5k)... which is going to total my car altogether! God only knows the loss Im going to eat when the final value is computed. The dealership itself (Mainline Jag, outside of Philadelphia) has been awesome-but they dont work for free! The entire staff is accommodating and obviously sorry for my loss - but why am I paying for this defect Jaguar USA!? I just want my baby to run like normal cars do!!!
Published: June 24, 2019
I have many issues with this car from the day I bought this vehicle. Not on
I have many issues with this car from the day I bought this vehicle. Not only mine even I have seen the same issues on others cars too. Even If they repair the car we need to go back to dealer again in 2 months for the same issue.
Published: October 4, 2014
I bought a used 2003 XType Jag with about 99,000 miles. Previous owner had
I bought a used 2003 XType Jag with about 99,000 miles. Previous owner had done some work on it and recent receipts showed about $1,200 in repair. I have owned this car for almost 2 years. First thing I did was to get spare keys. Jag dealers wanted $250 each. Went to a local Jag specialist who suggested that I purchase a certain type of key fob from eBay, which I did for $20, then went back to the repair shop which he programmed 2 extra keys I purchased to work with my original key. All this for $75. Works perfectly. Not too bad to buy a peace of mind.Local high school auto mechanic shop/class helped me change the struts which was $100 a piece for parts. No labor charge since instructor uses opportunity to show class how to repair. Rides great. One day the engine light came on and same shop/class diagnosed it was some oxygen mixture problem and also replaced O2 sensor for $75. No more check engine light. Which was great because I needed to smog the car the following month. Window washer wasnt working one day. Went line and found that nozzle breaks at tip where it is connected to the hose. So I purchased washer nozzle from eBay for $30 a pair. Had them installed, again at the school/class at no charge. Works great. Love these guys!Engine ran very hot one Friday evening and discovered the coolant reservoir was leaking. Checked online and found out that the spout part of the reservoir hooked to tubing sometime cracks and causes leak. Applied the good ol JB Weld around suspected cracked plastic around the spout. Left it alone for a day, filled it with coolant and no problem since then. Safely back to work on Monday.Once car did not start. Had to jiggle gear in P (park) and started okay. Dont know what that was all about. Happened again about 6 months later. Did the same jiggle and started again. Hoping its nothing serious. Other than that everything works fine. I did buy two back tires to match up with the 2 front new tires that the previous owner bought. Had to change one light bulb at Auto Zone, which was about $8 but the clerk installed it for me. All in all...great car. Im sorry to read stories about all the disappointed owners. But my Jag is a great used car, that so far is very inexpensive to maintain.
Published: July 26, 2018
The dealer has had my vehicle, a 2010 Jaguar XF, for over a week now. I sim
The dealer has had my vehicle, a 2010 Jaguar XF, for over a week now. I simply had a TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) Fault light go on in my dashboard. The tire pressure on all four tires was fine. They keep diagnosing the problem with NO positive results. My bill is presently over 2K and after nine days of being in at the dealer, it still is not fixed.
Published: May 27, 2015
I am a loyal Jaguar driver, however I am now having my concerns and doubts.
I am a loyal Jaguar driver, however I am now having my concerns and doubts. I had gone from the XK8 to the XJL, and never thought it would be an issue. I had the car in several times for various problems from car shaking in reverse when you turn the wheel, the moon roof not closing, the trunk not closing, the navigation replaced, now my TRANSMISSION IS BEING REPLACED… I have under 40,000 miles on my car, mostly highway driving. I am a very careful driver, my car looks brand new other than all the issues listed above. I FEEL I HAVE A LEMON? I have not even listed all of the issues, because the people in the service department are very kind and doing the best they can. What are my rights? I think they should give me a new car. HELP.
Published: October 14, 2014
Took my X type for service. Advised the service advisor that I suspect a wa
Took my X type for service. Advised the service advisor that I suspect a water pump is not working coz no water comes up when trying to clean windscreen (thought thats what water pump is for). They did not advise me otherwise nor did they quote me for the water pump. Collected the car and asked why my problem was not fixed, only then he confirmed it is not working and he would send me a quote.
Published: October 27, 2015
Problem 1: I purchased my 2011 Jag when it was about 1 1/2 years old with a
Problem 1: I purchased my 2011 Jag when it was about 1 1/2 years old with about 27,000 miles on it. It was supposed to be what Jaguar calls a certified vehicle which means brakes and all necessary parts were changed however at 11,000 miles the brakes were rubbing and making a lot of dust so I bought it in. They told me I needed new brakes. Had them changed with my oil change. Now 15,000 miles later again with my oil change they are saying I have to pay another 1200.00 for front and back brakes. This would mean that in less than 50,000 miles the brakes have been changed 3 times. I have been driving since I was 19. My last car lasted 10 years and I didnt have to change the brakes 3 times... Guess I should have stuck with the less expensive cars.Problem 2: During this same visit my front driver side light was supposed to be fixed and my battery replaced because the car just cut off while running and the lights would come on but it would not start. When I picked up my car while up the street at the gas station I noticed there was a stain on my bumper which could not be washed off and the front light wasnt working. When I bought the car back they kept it for almost 2 weeks and side the light wasnt working because the wires were fried. My question to the service manager was before I was charged for a light bulb and sent away the mechanic didnt notice that or even that the light still wasnt working? Needless to say they expect me to put out more money to fix something that was supposed to be fixed.These problems does not include the 2 other times the car was really broke and had to be put in the shop. Yesterday when I filed the complaint with the corporate office the man I spoke with told me it would be referred to a research team and that no one will follow up with me. That says to me it will just be tossed to the side and that they really Dont care about the customer or your experience once the car is sold. I truly hate Jag. It looks great but the actual product and service sucks so I am planning to get rid of it and I will never buy anything even slightly related to this brand or its parent company again.
Published: February 29, 2016
So Jaguar USA thinks a seat can wear out under normal circumstances in 2 ye
So Jaguar USA thinks a seat can wear out under normal circumstances in 2 years and 12,000 miles. Yes, between them and the stealership at Jaguar Palm Beach theyll have you believe that an $80,000 car should self-destruct before the warranty expires. Then again, what good is a warranty they wont honor?
Published: September 6, 2011
Never buy a Jaguar! It is a piece of junk! I will only list the problems I
Never buy a Jaguar! It is a piece of junk! I will only list the problems I have had. I have already spent enough time and money on this piece of metal. I l0ost all of its internal lights at night on a three hour trip (including odometer and gas gauge). The next morning, they magically work again. I lost air conditioning and other internal electric.When I took it to the shop, they could not fix it. The mechanic said, Get rid of it; it has too many gremlins running in it. The car only had 40,000 miles on it. Both front door handles have broken off; water would drain down the door panel, and kill the solenoid to open the door. I get in through the back door. I removed the interior panel on the driver door because I could not get out from inside the car.Now I physically have to operate the solenoid. The sunroof is screwed up. The trunk does not lock; anyone can walk and open it. The doors lock and unlock when it rains, or if they feel like it. The kids from our softball team call it the car that won’t let you out. The battery on the key died, and the only way to get in was to use a slim jim. I have carried the slim jim for almost a year now. I’ve had to use it about eight times--very embarrassing.The transmission is getting ready to go out. I fear taking my 3-year old son in it because it may break down at anytime. The brakes are horrible; I cannot tell you how many times I’ve replaced them. One speaker in the back works; none of the others work anymore. At this moment, it sits in my mother’s garage, two hours away because it won’t stay running. I cannot even get it home to work on it. It has less than 100,000 miles, but most problems started before 40,000 miles. I would literally give it away, if my conscience would not kill me.
Published: June 3, 2019
Most regrettably, I think Jaguar is one of the most beautiful cars on the m
Most regrettably, I think Jaguar is one of the most beautiful cars on the market. But, it is an utter piece of crap. I have spent more than $50,000 in repairs, including a new super charger and engine after 4.5 years. If you dont care about throwing money down the drain, purchase a Jaguar. Otherwise, RUN!! I wish I could write otherwise, but any car would be better. It is simply not worth the mere design. It is worthless.
Published: September 18, 2018
Very disappointed with JLR customer services. It is clear that the customer
Very disappointed with JLR customer services. It is clear that the customer is not a priority and issues all issues with your car are your fault not Jaguars. I have an F Pace that is two years old and have an hole in the carpet caused by a design defect. Plus now the chrome is pealing on the centre control consol. Both not covered under warranty as Jaguar are perfect and do not make mistakes and have no quality issues... Customer Services make you unwanted and Inchcape in Derby West Meadows are a shambles. Customer care goes straight out of the window. For sure I would never buy another vehicle from JLR and never endorse them. Then they tell me there is no escalation above the customer services gods and retraining in values needs to be readdressed.
Published: November 7, 2013
I own a 2006 Jaguar X-Type currently with 90,000 miles on it. I bought the
I own a 2006 Jaguar X-Type currently with 90,000 miles on it. I bought the car new at Rusnak Jaguar in Pasadena, CA. I used to take the car for service there but, every time I went, they always found something needed repair, not including the times that I had to take it for problems. Well, brakes on this car are a joke. I have replaced them 4 times and, each time, the rotors needed to be replaced which adds to the bill and, of course not covered by the warranty. The new battery cracked and, has had at least 3 additional batteries after that, battery cables needed to be replaced, engine mounts needed to be replaced, oil and water leaks galore, 2 new coolant reservoir, new radiator, assorted sensors, new transfer case, windshield wiper motor replaced, rear shocks had to be replaced. Currently the car is at PepBoys because the battery light came up, the alternator was replaced not once, but three times already and the battery light continues to be on. I already paid them $600.00 to replace it. The PepBoys called their troubleshooter to diagnose the problem since they were thinking that the car computer is the one causing the problem which is a $3000.00 repair. Their master mechanic informed them that my Jaguar needed a Jaguar built alternator. Otherwise, the computer would not recognize it. BTW, I also have to replace the hood struts which cost $90.00 each but was able to find the replacements at 1/2 price. I am just afraid of whats next. I bought this car because I wanted a Jaguar but I was not bargaining for the amount of problems this piece of garbage this car has been. I own a 2006 Ford Expedition, which I bought new, and the only thing that broke after 69,000 was the water pump which was quickly replaced for $450.00 which included the thermostat and a radiator flush.
Published: September 18, 2013
I left my car on 17/9/13 with Preston Jaguar Centre (in Preston, UK) for mi
I left my car on 17/9/13 with Preston Jaguar Centre (in Preston, UK) for minor repairs. Someone scraped the back passenger side bumper and agreed to pay for the repairs to the garage if I am satisfied. So I took the as arranged for paint work. I was told I will get the car next day. I agreed to collect the car and once I am happy we can call the person to pay the bill. There was a very slight dent which only I was aware off as it can hardly be seen by another person only when the light fall on that door from a certain angle. My bad luck I mentioned it to the garage but decided not to do anything about it. The guy I handed my car over he could hardly see it and agreed to leave it. There was no scratches and dents other than the one mentioned above.On 18/9/13 at around 4:30pm I rang to confirm if repairs are done. I was told it is done and car is on its way to my work place. When I examined the car the bumper scrape was done, but there was 7 inches by 7 inches scratch and dent on the passenger side of the car about 12 inches below that nearly invisible little indentation. When I highlighted it the person who brought the car insisted it was there. He started to use bullying tone and said his employee know nothing. He is the boss. What he says is right and drove off in the courtesy car they gave me.When I texted the person who was pay for the repairs he texted me that the garage called him to pay or the car will not be released to me so he has paid the garage. I called the garage around 5pm. The guy whom I handed over my car on 17/9/13 he picked up the phone. When I told him of the new big dent he was surprised and agreed that it was not there and said he like to see it. I was not prepared to go to the garage as I felt threatened by the owner so I said he can come and see my car as I am at work till 6pm. He never came.
Published: March 25, 2013
On Friday, March 22, my wifes new Jag was at Momentum Jaguar Service Dept.
On Friday, March 22, my wifes new Jag was at Momentum Jaguar Service Dept. in Houston. Two recall fixes were in order - fog lamp replacement (not performed) and a radio malfunction that caused it to be impossible to turn off the radio. The latter recall fix was performed with a software download and my fleet manager drove the car to my apartment parking garage and left it there on Friday afternoon, while I was away out of town with my family.We returned late Sunday afternoon. It would be necessary for my wife to depart early the next morning (today, Monday, 25 March) at 5:30 am to travel to the State Capitol building in Austin where she works. Since she would need to depart so very early in the morning, she attempted to pack her car late Sunday afternoon. It proved impossible to open the car with the fob due to a dead battery, presumably caused by a short circuit. Momentum Jaguar Dealership being closed on Sunday, from their website I called the number to Jaguar 24-hour roadside assistance. I spent the rest of my Sunday in the parking garage waiting on one and then another roadside assistance driver, neither of which could locate the battery. The first would not try and drove away, so on my second attempt through Jaguar roadside assistance, I appealed to the operator that the next driver should be knowledgeable in starting a Jaguar convertible. Nevertheless, the second driver likewise could not. By consulting the manual, he and I were able to locate remote jump start points and provide sufficient current to operate all accessories, but not to start the engine.So at 8:00 pm, my wife booked the earliest flight from Houston to Austin still available. By then, the earliest had sold out, so she bought a ticket on the second flight. In the morning, I drove her to the airport missing my own first appointment and fought the rush hour traffic jam back home. I still could not go to work yet since I had to meet the wrecker driver. Three hours of my workday were missed because of this junky, new Jaguar but worse, my wife, who is a state senator, may have missed votes on important state budget matters.This new Jaguar with 8,459 miles driven has already broken down. Mysteriously, the last place the car was started was in the service department of Momentum Jaguar! While I dont yet accuse the service department of causing this breakdown - the cause is yet to be determined - at the least we know that this brand new Jaguar has already broken down. My wife had wanted a white Jaguar convertible since childhood, so I finally bought one for her after warning her of Jaguars widespread, long-standing reputation for unreliability. Now, she has seen for herself.
Published: March 11, 2021
I am not certain as to who is in charge of policy when it comes to Customer
I am not certain as to who is in charge of policy when it comes to Customer Service at Jaguar USA, The automobile is one of the most beautiful car to ever make contact with the road, but the folk at corporate ought to know that beauty alone is not enough to retain customers. I purchased my 2013 XJL 5.0 with all the bells and whistles. The catalytic converter warranty exceeds the regular 3 year/36000 miles warranty.The car warranty is 7 years/70,000 miles,,, How many people know that? So when the check engine light came on, and the diagnosis was a damaged catalytic, the car was 6 years old with 63000 miles, in the middles of the Covid pandemic, where no one was going anywhere, I figured I’ll wait until the car is due for the 65000 miles service, that didn’t happen until February of 2021, by then the warranty on the 7 years had expired 5 months earlier, yet the mileage was well within the warranty period,,,, A no brainer right?Jaguar USA shamelessly denied coverage and refused to honor the warranty, which prompted to search the reviews,,, I have never seen so many ONE STAR in my life, which made my decision to never ever sit behind the wheels of a Jaguar again. I say that with a heavy heart because of a life long love affair with Jaguars, and despite the fact that my Jaguar Service Advisor since 1988, Bob ** at Jaguar of Willow Grove, is one of the most knowledgeable, and courteous in the business.
Published: April 4, 2017
BRAND NEW 2016 Jaguar XJL. After reading all the review, now I know Im not
BRAND NEW 2016 Jaguar XJL. After reading all the review, now I know Im not alone in the dark. Been back in the service shop for 4 times, in just 2 mo. First with the Bluetooth/audio cutting on & off, they upgraded the software system. Problem still remained. Second, the dashboard will just turn off itself to completely black. Almost got into an accident while driving through the highway at night. I dont have time to type all the problem, the more I type the more pissed I am. Is 2107 already, JAGUAR put your act together.
Published: October 12, 2016
My 2009 XJ Portfolio with less than 20,000 miles that stays parked in my ga
My 2009 XJ Portfolio with less than 20,000 miles that stays parked in my garage, has never been thru a car wash, had the back windshield come unglued. A car that well cared for should never have that occur. At a cost of $1000, I had to pay to have it done. Certainly makes me rethink purchasing another one. I thank the dealership for at least repairing it.
Published: December 2, 2016
I have been without my 2011 Jaguar for almost 3 weeks because it overheated
I have been without my 2011 Jaguar for almost 3 weeks because it overheated and has severe engine damage. Jaguar of Honolulu is saying that it will cost me over 48K for repairs. I have had multiple issues with my car since purchasing it in Jan 2014. Ive had bluetooth connection issues, fuel gauge reading empty after a fill up of gas, engine idle problems, mostly after backing into my garage but also sometime while parked with the engine running, trunk not closing, unable to lock my car, and last but not least the engine overheated and they want me to pay 48K. I brought my car in while it was still under warranty because of the engine idle problem. It was embarrassing to have people ask me why was my car rocking back and forth like a boat. Every time I brought it in, the service department claimed that they could not reproduce the problem but it happened to me on a daily basis. They could not find anything wrong while my car was under warranty but now that it is not, they want to find everything wrong. I feel like they know that there is a engine issue and a overheating issue with their cars. They need to just come clean because this will and should destroy their reputation if they continue to deny that there is a problem.
Published: December 14, 2019
If there are any problems JLR fixes. I have the 3.0 supercharge and this en
If there are any problems JLR fixes. I have the 3.0 supercharge and this engine is top notch! There is no room in the backseat but the frontseats are very comfortable. The ride is smooth and fast. After driving only Toyota’s for the last 25 years this was a big leap for me but I have no regrets.
Published: June 24, 2013
A/C Condensation Drain Blocked & Leak into Passenger Floorboard: I foun
A/C Condensation Drain Blocked & Leak into Passenger Floorboard: I found water in floorboard carpet coming from under glove box. I learned through Jaguar Forums of this problem on my 2007 Jaguar XK and that a Technical Service Bulletin was issued on it. No recall for the latent design flaw, but some users report $250 coupons being issued for repair. I learned from call on 20 June 2013 that Jaguar will only do this if one uses a Jaguar dealership for the repair. I am now in touch with attorneys to initiate a class action lawsuit against Jaguar North America, as this is a $1,000+ repair for an inexpensive rubber drain tube duck-bill apparatus and elbow. Completely unacceptable response, not even an apology, from Jaguar, who upon prompting suggested I could write to their Board of Appeals. They should know that their typical clientele has resources to conduct punitive actions for such.
Published: February 17, 2022
Purchased my car January of 2020. Brought it in several times throughout th
Purchased my car January of 2020. Brought it in several times throughout the next few months for other repairs. Brought it back in January 2021 for a no heat situation. I was made to feel like I was making it up and that I was a silly woman because they couldnt find the problem. Made me drive a vehicle that had no heat in -45 degree weather back home on the highway for over an hour. I then proceeded to bring the vehicle back with the car running the next day to show them that the car indeed had no heat.The car was with them for 3 and a 1/2 months and they still could not fix the problem but the heat started to work so I took the car back. Now its November of 2022 and I had to bring my vehicle back to a different dealership (Royal Oak) for no heat again as I did not want to deal with that dealership (Glendeer Circle) any longer. I was assured that I would not have the same experience that I had at the other dealership and that they would fix the problem. I have had things shipped broken, in wrong boxes etc. I have had promises made, solutions presented and all have been lies. My car has now been there for an additional 3 months and they still cannot fix the problem. Jaguar has now had my car for a total of 6 1/2 months in a 2 year span with no end in sight.I have tried to resolve this with their head office to no avail. They are absolutely horrendous and just want your money. They have basically told me they can keep my vehicle for as long as necessary until the part/problem is fixed. Which could mean months or years who knows. They have no problem keeping my car for an extended period of time. They have however given me a loaner car so at least I have something to drive but I am paying for a car that I do not have, I am losing sleep, having anxiety attacks and missing out on work because I cannot concentrate on anything other than this situation.The people in charge of dealing/rectifying situations cannot be right. I am wondering how this is ok? How can a dealership do this? I understand we have warranty for a reason but at what point is this not ok? I know we in Canada dont have a lemon law here but come on, 6.5 months is beyond my comprehension. I feel trapped, defeated, taken advantage of and exhausted. I need help in sorting this out as this cannot be ok. Please help.
Published: August 22, 2020
I had an existing XF that I was very pleased with and didnt expect to chang
I had an existing XF that I was very pleased with and didnt expect to change, save for some bargains around in the current stressed climate. Mine was a diesel and I knew I needed a petrol some time. I investigated used XF petrol and was looking when Jaguar Cardiff suggested I could have a pre-reg XF for £5k more. Needless to say I was interested! Its a portfolio 2.0 250hp Petrol. It has BAGS of power (my brothers 3.0 petrol is OTT powerful and exp to run) and I am totally DELIGHTED.The tech has taken a HUGE boost from 2012 to 2020 and now is just quick, easy and intuitive (it was fine previously). Comfort is also far better, especially rear comfort and space. My previous car was used so bums had touched the leather before mine! Ride is responsive but not Audi hard. Overall I am blown away by HOW MUCH BETTER the 2020 car is than the 2012 (which I already liked a lot!). Its so much worth going for the new motor. THANK YOU Jaguar for an amazing product!
Published: March 10, 2017
I purchased a 2013 XF CPO on 11.1.16. Car has been back to dealer over 70 d
I purchased a 2013 XF CPO on 11.1.16. Car has been back to dealer over 70 days!!! New rotors, new engine mounts, put on vibration analyzer, transmission faulty-fluid sent to Jaguar to be analyzed, nothing fixed, engine idling rough. Just got new engine, car still vibrating, transmission still shuddering at 47mph! 4 months of ownership, making payments on a car I cant drive! What do I have to do to get Jaguar to buy back this LEMON of a car!!! In 4 months I have put on less than 4k miles!
Published: August 9, 2014
2011 XK - I have had multiple problems including replacing radiator, radio,
2011 XK - I have had multiple problems including replacing radiator, radio, alarm sounder, fuel gauge, fuel sensor, middle exhaust pipe, etc. over 50 days in service department. When discussed with customer service, they made it sound like this is not unusual and sent me some coupons to use at the dealership. I would never buy another car from a company that does not stand behind their products.
Published: February 3, 2015
I have a 2004 Jaguar XJ8 with 67,775 miles and have had to replace the 2 fr
I have a 2004 Jaguar XJ8 with 67,775 miles and have had to replace the 2 front shocks, compressor, transmission lines, oil pan, throttle body, air suspension has a fault, window washer stopped pumping 2 yrs ago, and today the speedometer stopped working. I love the look but and ride but this is the last straw. I am going to start looking for a newer car... today!!!! The door lock only locks once now, have to use key.
Published: March 26, 2017
I purchased my car on the 2nd of May 2016 from Checkered Flag Jaguar of Vir
I purchased my car on the 2nd of May 2016 from Checkered Flag Jaguar of Virginia Beach, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Within my first 21 days of ownership, my vehicle would not start, beginning on 23 May 2016 at approximately 7:45 pm after my shift at work. I could not get the vehicle to start, all in control features would not work, the Jaguar symbol and dash would light up; I called my salesman to advise me on what may be the failure issue. I also advised him I could not call for assistance nor would my car start from my control assist app as I attempted to step outside of the parking garage as he directed me to do in an attempt to see if this were a signal interference. My car was towed from the garage to Checkered Flag by Quality Assist towing at which my spouse advised Jaguar Assist not to utilize this agency as he has record of their mal-performance in the past. Jaguar Assist did not take his advice into consideration. As my vehicle was being towed, with witness of 3 US base security police on the Naval installation, the person who was towing the vehicle began to drag the vehicle approximately 10 feet while there were no skids for the back tires. This caused bare and flat spots on the tires; which was video recorded by me when I requested the tires be replaced due to the ill-preparation and skills the towing company displayed in loading my vehicle. Upon diagnostics of my vehicle, there were no reasons found for my car to not start. Subsequently, my vehicle did not start again with each attempt x 5 attempts while I was out shopping at Greenbrier mall in Chesapeake, Va. I called my service advisor with Jaguar Checkered Flag again to have my vehicle serviced again in an attempt to find the reasons for malfunction. This time upon diagnostics, I was told the case was never closed due to Engineers at Jaguar who were building a software specifically for my VIN # in an attempt to make it start. Per the notes they reconfigured an existing BCM with built file software on 09 June 2017. Once again, while out of town, the car started to intermittently not start again, with each attempt up to 3 attempts before the car would start. I noticed the car continued to not start intermittently then it began to shut off on its own. The entire drive shifter would be completely rescinded into its compartment, with all electrical options still on, (radio, dashboard, etc). I brought the car back to Checkered Flag, each correspondence my service advisor on 30 Aug 2016, once again there was no apparent reason for this malfunction, no codes, nothing could be causing the issues or concerns I have been experiencing. On 21 Dec 2016, I noticed a brake pedal switch that was appearing on my dashboard brake fault. Noticed I again could not call for assist, brought the car back into Jaguar to have it diagnosed at which this time they replaced the brake pedal switch. Recently, I have re-opened my case with Jaguar Consumer Relations on 13 February 2017 after even greater safety concerns that arose over the previous few days while I was transporting my son to and from Chesapeake Regional Hospital ER on two separate days, both on Thursday, 09 Feb 2017, and Saturday, 11 Feb 2017. I informed Jaguar Consumer Relations that my Jaguar XF was shutting off in an idle at a traffic light while the car was running as I was bringing my son home from an ER visit late that evening as I was in an attempt to make a right hand turn at a red light on Battlefield blvd, in Chesapeake, Virginia. I gave the time of discharge and approximation with hope that these approximate times would assist in the mechanics attempt to find the time that these occurrences are happening. I noticed the car would not proceed as I stepped on the gas, not realizing the car was completely off, due to the fact that the stereo system would currently be playing, dash and center console would be on during the shutdown experience. I had to restart the car in mid traffic twice for the car to start, put it back in drive to proceed. This occurred again the 11th Feb 2017 as I was again leaving the hospital with my son, this time approx around 4 pm. Days previous to this incident I experienced my entire dash console where the stereo is located completely going out to an entirely black screen while the car is at approx 55-65 mph on the highway and will come back on with the Jaguar symbol, and I would have to reconnect my bluetooth and phone. This has happened coming back from Langley AFB on 64 Eastbound, and near my neighborhood on Greenbrier and Kempsville Road, in Chesapeake, Va, same instance on both occasions. I was not prepared to bring the vehicle in that week as my son was ill. This last visit once again to Jaguar Checkered Flag, I was told it was only an update that was why the car was cutting off. This car has been having issues since I purchased the vehicle. If it were an update, this update just came out. This logically has no impact on the cars issues last May 2016. After this previous update, as I was on my way to work, turning into the base, I was again attempting to proceed at turning right at a light on Effingham in Portsmouth, Virginia, at 6:20 am. The vehicle once again cut off while I attempted to accelerate and other vehicles had to go around me as I attempted to re-start the car. Once again, with no warning, radio and all other electrical components were still on. A vehicle almost rear-ended my vehicle as I could not accelerate. I immediately contacted my service advisor at 6:28 am, then again at 07:37 am, informing My service advisor of the recent aforementioned issues. It was at that time that I spoke with Jaguar Consumer Relations on Thursday, 09 March, 2017 of these concerning safety issues. This Jaguar XF has become a safety risk, cutting off in traffic while the car is on, unreliable as the car will not start intermittently even when I am out of town, and has no traces as to why these instances are continuously occurring places a safety and unreliability issue to my family and myself. I have made multiple attempts at rectifying this situation that has become increasingly concerning, and each time Jaguar Corporate has taken no concern to the safety and concern to rectify this vehicles mal-performance and accept a request for a trade out of this vehicle, with both request denied each time I have expressed concerns regarding this vehicle. I told them that I hope this enlightens their team at Jaguar as to the circumstances that have evolved in the course of 10 months. I truly took my time prior to purchasing a Jaguar, approx 2 years to be exact. When I purchased this vehicle, it was not my expectation that my vehicle would be unreliable, unsafe, and inconsistent, not to mention the numerous visit and inconvenience it has caused me in the last 10 months. It was also not my expectation that Jaguar would not live up to its reputation. At this point, I would hope that their team reconsiders a trade out. As I mentioned, it is my hope that they reconsider the numerous safety concerns I have regarding this XF or any XFs Jaguar has developed.
Published: May 31, 2013
I took my 2007 with 35,350 miles Jaguar over to Elmhurst, Illinois Jaguar d
I took my 2007 with 35,350 miles Jaguar over to Elmhurst, Illinois Jaguar dealer. And they ran the diagnostic test which cost $142.00 to tell me I need a new fuel pump and jet pump and the cost is $1,236.00. There is no reason I should have to pay out this amount when the car has 35k miles. I also had 2 2005 X-Type Jaguars and they both had leaks from the oil pain filter, which should not happen at 50k. Jaguar is much over rated - charge too much for the cars and have no sympathy when the car needs work. They stick it to you. I had much better cheaper cars and will never own another Jaguar. So if you are in the market, be wise and pick something other than a Jaguar.
Published: August 14, 2013
Can someone let me know if they have had the same problems regarding the po
Can someone let me know if they have had the same problems regarding the power steering rack on an 2001 S-Type? After I bought the car used, 6 months later power steer rack was leaking after around 80000 miles, replaced the steering rack second hand 6 months later after another 4000 miles leaked again. So found another steering rack and had that replaced, and again I seem to have the same issue again. Found steering fluid on the drive this morning 88000 miles so would guess it gone again. The work on the car has been carried out at a garage not done by myself. I know there are little problem you might face when buy a used car but there just always seems to be something going wrong with the S-Type. So far replaced the gearbox once, steering rack twice and header water tank once. The car has proven to a very expensive buy and if it’s the power steering again it could be bound for the scrap yard. Dont want to spend/waste any more money on it.
Published: July 7, 2018
Im a retired technical writer and lifelong car enthusiast. I happened upon
Im a retired technical writer and lifelong car enthusiast. I happened upon this Jaguar review site while researching a mattress I want to buy, and could not prevent myself from writing a review about my Jaguar that is positive. Over 50+ years of driving Ive owned mostly European brands, including Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Alfa Romeo... and Jaguar. Im on my fourth Jaguar, a 2001 XJR -- their big sedan with a supercharged V8 that when introduced in 1997 was the fastest production sedan in the world. Over the past 10 years, with a little preventive maintenance, it has been reliable, affordable to service, and a delight to drive. I intend to keep it forever.My first Jaguar was a 1970 XK-E, purchased used and pretty beat up in 1976 when I was 26. It was a dog because Jags built at the time were under British Leyland management. BL was a nightmare corporation put together by the British government to save their car industry, but instead, due to horrific management and rebellious labor unions, it ended the British car industry for the most part. That car ate me out of house and home. But hey! I was single, in my 20s, had a good trade, and owned an E-Type. Life was good!My other three Jags have all been XJ sedans, the biggest car Jaguar builds. In my opinion, since its introduction in 1968 to its redesign in 2011, the Jaguar XJ is to this day the most beautiful post-war sedan on the market. The car was designed in-house and constructed at their legendary Coventry plant. My 2001 model was the last steel-bodied Jaguar, from the last series of XJ models to be constructed at Jaguars original plant.The companys reputation for poor reliability began when under British Leyland ownership, from the late 1960s to the mid-1970s. Unlike most other fine English brands like Rover and Humber, Jaguar survived the British Leyland fiasco and build quality improved under new management. But it wasnt until Ford bought Jaguar in 1990 that the company had the resources to upgrade their plant and, crucially, hold their parts suppliers accountable when the provided substandard components. (Think of Lucas electrics, the shoddy supplier that ruined so many British cars reputations.)Through the 90s, Ford spent billions modernizing every aspect of Jaguar, but left the British designers and engineers in charge, keeping the car English to the core, sharing no parts with American Ford products. By the time Ford sold Jaguar to Tata in 2008, the XJ series of big sedans rivalled Lexus in build quality and customer satisfaction. Ford never got the credit they deserved for saving the Jaguar brand and instilling world-class quality throughout the line. Only enthusiasts like me were aware what a bargain Jags from the mid-90s onward were on the used market, because their old reputation for unreliability kept resale prices at rock-bottom. Tata followed Fords lead, investing yet more billions on an entirely new line and willing to wait years for the brand to become profitable. I love the new Jaguars but cant justify selling my 17-year-old XJR to get one because the car Ive owned since 2008 is just so right for me.Mind you, the series of XJ sedans mine came from -- the X308 series built from 1997 to 2013 -- was not perfect. In their obsession with keeping the cars lightweight, Jaguar used plastic components for some of the timing gear, and for the water pump. These components were failure-prone, and when failures occurred the company replaced them under warranty with metal parts. But many XJs got away without service problems and the plastic parts failed years out of warranty, causing engine overheats and even engine failures. Many unsuspecting buyers, people who did not devote their spare time to reading car magazines, got burned by this problem with the plastic parts, and I truly sympathize. But I was not one of them because I was in the know.Being a car buff, I joined an independent Jaguar internet forum where I learned the cars weak points from other owners. And, I had my car serviced at a non-dealer independent Jaguar specialist shop. When I bought my 2001 XJR I had it inspected by my shop, who had serviced my two previous XJs. My shop informed me the car hadnt been through an overheat, and was mechanically excellent despite it still having those failure-prone plastic components. I bought the car for a song ($12,000 for a car whose original price pushed $90,000 and was pristine). Then I spent a couple of thousand dollars swapping the plastic bits out for the factory metal replacement parts. Since then, over my 10 years of ownership, nothing major on the car has failed. I replaced the battery before it was worn out because a weak battery is the cause of so many check engine warnings and other anomalies in modern cars. Preventive maintenance is an important part of keeping a European luxury car reliable, but you need to be a knowledgeable owner and have access to an honest specialist repair shop.The other weakness of this series of XJ was its ZF automatic transmission. This transmission was installed in most European luxury cars of that era, from Mercedes to Volvo, and was unscrupulously promoted as being service free for the life of the car. That marketing fantasy was based on the transmissions fluid being synthetic, not petroleum based. But in reality, though the synthetic fluid did not break down like petroleum-based fluid is prone to, it became contaminated with metal dust that is a natural product of thousands of miles of use. At over 80 thousand miles these ZF transmission were failure prone, as the accumulated dust clogged the filters and eventually became too gummy to lubricate the moving parts. This happened not just to Jags, but to all premium Euro brands of that time using that transmission.When my car neared 100 thousand miles I discussed my concern about having to spend $6,000 replacing the transmission with the owner of my service shop. He suggested the shop replace the synthetic fluid, taking care to remove by hand all the accumulated gunk from the torque converter and other hard-to-reach areas. It was a big job and cost me several hundred dollars. But now the car has 155 thousand miles on the clock and still shifts like new. At every oil change my shop checks the transmission fluid for contaminants and it is still sufficiently clean to lubricate the internal parts effectively. I will have the transmission cleaned out again after another 20 thousand miles or so.On the user forum I have read reports from owners of my generation of XJ sedan with 220 thousand miles on the clock and even more, and they are still reliable daily drivers. With a knowledgeable owner willing to invest in preventive maintenance, carried out by a Jaguar specialist, owning a used Jaguar sedan can be affordable even if its owner does not have a high-paying job. I am fortunate to live in the San Francisco Bay Area, which has more Jags than any other part of America and service shops abound. If you live in a red state and dont have access to a Jag repair facility that is not part of a dealership, I recommend you dont buy a Jag. On the other hand, for a car buff in a major urban center, a used modern Jag is cheap to buy and very reliable.Why am I so fond of this particular car? One reason is that I like the British approach to luxury: lots of wood and leather inside, and exceptional styling outside. This appeals to me far more than the sterile form-follows-function ethos of the German manufacturers. Jaguars chief stylist through its classic years, Malcolm Sayer, was actually an aerodynamicist whose training was in the aircraft industry. For this reason, Jaguar cars from the E-Type onward and including my XJ have a fuselage approach to their design. On the outside, the bottom of the cars body (the rocker panels, rear fenders, and so on) follows a curve to the cars underside rather than ending abruptly as with most cars. The overall exterior design language is dictated in large part by the cars streamlining, for better performance and fuel economy, and by its simplicity of form, free from decorative swoops and scoops. Jaguar sedans including the generation I own are low-slung, sitting four or five inches lower than German or American sedans. Thats why they are so pretty. On the inside, the fuselage approach means a more snug fit than other luxury cars. Actually, if youre over six feet tall, a Mercedes might fit you better. But Im only 510 and 170 lb. and the XJ fits me like a glove. My previous car, a BMW 740i, was a wonderful machine but I felt like I was sitting in a barn.I purchased my 2001 XJR privately from the owner of a Porsche custom tuning shop. The car was his wifes. She didnt want it anymore because her friends all drove Priuses and teased her about not being environmentally aware. The owner and I had a pretty good laugh about this. Being flying averse, the owners wife drove the car regularly between the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles to see her Prius-driving friends. As a result, the cars 80 thousand original miles were easy ones, what they call highway miles. The car was never used for commuting, which is the hardest driving there is on a cars mechanicals, and it was parked in a garage every night, protecting it from the aging effect of the intense California sun. And being a California car, it never saw snow and rarely even got rained on.Under my ownership since 2008, I too have not had to use the car for commuting. I was self employed and worked mostly from home. And every night of my ownership, the car spent in underground parking, sheltered from the elements. Though its factory-order mica Emerald paint has lots of stone chips on the hood from all that freeway driving, after a wash and wax that deep green metallic sparkles in the sun as if the car was new. Not a bit of fade or orange peel. Inside, the wood and leather have also held up well, due to minimal exposure to the elements and application of leather conditioner to keep it from drying out.Though Ive slowed down in my later years, Ive always valued the performance qualities of the cars I owned. My XJR accelerates faster than muscle cars from the 60s, and is governed to 155 mph. Its double-wishbone suspension and Bilstein shocks give it a cloud-like ride, yet it corners remarkably well for a big car. The front seats are superbly comfortable -- Ive done several thousand-mile days and emerged without a sore back, not even terribly fatigued. The rear seats are a little cozy but acceptable for adults under six feet. At 70 mph the car is eerily quiet -- the is no engine noise and little wind roar, and you can barely hear the tires. Noise causes fatigue on long trips, and quietness at highway speeds is a very important aspect of a luxury car.But the car is not perfect in its performance. Its four-wheel disc brakes are a little smaller than they should be and so the car experiences some brake fade on long mountain descents at speed. And, being supercharged, it uses a lot of gas. I get only 15 mpg in the city and 20 on the highway. But then again, the cars power makes it all the more enjoyable to drive. Its not about out-accelerating the car beside you from a stop light. Im talking about the kind of power that enables you to easily get up to highway speed on a short freeway entrance ramp, or pass a slower car on a two-lane road with minimum exposure in the left lane. Used responsibly, power is a safety feature. And it contributes to the cars driveability: the minimal effort required to speed up, slow down, or maneuver.And then theres the sense of occasion that comes with every Jaguar. Here in the Bay Area, BMWs, Mercs, and Audis are commonplace and go unnoticed. But everybody spots the Jaguar. Even members of the general public who know almost nothing about European cars can identify a Jaguar instantly. I couldnt guess the number of times strangers have complimented me on my car over the years. By the same token, the experience of driving the car never gets old. Its a very easy car to drive around town, with feather-light steering, excellent outward visibility, and effortless acceleration. Friends and clients are delighted at the opportunity to be passengers in a big Jaguar sedan -- usually its the first Jag theyve actually driven in. And universally they are wowed by the luxurious interior, so warm and traditional, built by craftspeople, not robots.At age 68 I suppose I have another decade or so of driving left to me, before the guys in the white coats take me away. Im sure that if I continue to take care of it, my XJR will see me through to my retirement from the road and go to some lucky third owner. I realize how different I am from most luxury car owners. In fact, here in the USA, most people driving luxury cars dont really own them -- they lease them for 36 months and are careful to keep the miles low to avoid surcharges. After the lease expires its on to the next luxury car. Often, people who go from car to car like this dont bother servicing them. They know they wont have the car long enough to bear the cost of premature wear caused by, say, not bothering to change the oil or even check its level.Car enthusiasts like me are quite the opposite, behavior-wise. We buy our cars with our hard-earned cash and keep them for a long time. If we can afford it, we own two or three cars. (I cant.) And we love our cars. We make sure they get the best care, and we dont abuse them with clumsy driving, and we make sure theyre kept clean and have a safe, dry place to spend every night. I havent bought a new car from a dealership for many years. Instead I use resources like Craigslist and buy privately from fellow car enthusiasts. Its like sharing the same religion -- theres a bond among us and we can spot a grifter at a hundred yards.So even though my Jaguar-owning experience has been generally wonderful, I can understand how owning exactly the same car could be problematic for a non-enthusiast. Most car owners are at the mercy of car dealerships or franchise repair shops for servicing their cars, and thats an expensive route to take with an out-of-warranty Euro luxury car. The dealerships dont have the time to actually fix things -- instead they swap old parts out for new and parts for European luxury cars are very expensive. And if you buy a Jaguar, for goodness sake keep it away from Pep Boys! It must be serviced by a trained Jaguar technician. If I did not live a convenient distance from an honest, independent Jaguar service shop, I would not own a Jaguar, The same goes for any other used European luxury sedan. Especially the German ones. All three major German brands have a dismal repair record once they are out of warranty. Modern Jaguars, believe it or not, are built to last.No doubt this review will be an outlier, because usually the authors of product reviews on websites like this one are unhappy with their purchase and want to share their misery. From the one-star Jag reviews Ive read here, I can tell many of the owners did not understand their car or appreciate it. Premature brake fade, for example, is almost always the result of riding the brake pedal with the left foot. When you see cars cruising along with their brake lights flashing, it means their drivers are dabbing the brakes without realizing it and wearing them out prematurely. Never rest your left foot on the brake pedal!Owning a Jaguar requires a level of commitment that other cars dont. These are not disposable cars. They need to be cherished. For those of us willing to make the leap, a used mint-condition Jaguar sedan can be bought for pennies on the dollar. And if properly serviced, the car will be reliable and economical to own. If you find the right car, and the right service shop, and know the cars vulnerable aspects (something all cars share), you too could be the owner of a car you never intend to replace.
Published: June 23, 2016
I have been fairly satisfied with my 2011 Jaguar XJL. I bought the car in D
I have been fairly satisfied with my 2011 Jaguar XJL. I bought the car in Dallas and had it serviced for the first half of its warranty life in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Moved to Austin and then had to have it serviced by the only dealer here, Jaguar of Austin. Just the normal services because there have been few problems with the car once the infamous roof popping issue was fixed. I noticed at first that I never got a loaner at this dealership. Usually a Nissan from Enterprise. Then they somehow credited my 30k service to some fellow in St. Louis and used my 45k service instead. Took me hours on the phone with Jaguars corporate to resolve it and they never figured it out until I did. Called in March about the extended warranty. The conditions were not really explained to me but I was told there was no hurry. I had an appointment for my last service a month before my warranty expired. My car currently has a bit over 35k on it. Not a high mileage vehicle.I get a call from my service advisor asking to postpone my service appointment. Until the day before my warranty expires. On the way into the appointment I get a call from the service advisor, which was odd, informing me they have no loaners. I stated the obvious which was that I had made this appointment long in advance but that I had never gotten a loaner at this dealership. Arrive from my appointment and had already decided to test drive a new F-PACE or Rover and trade my car in. I was called while on the test drive and told my service was no longer covered and that it was over $1000. I authorized the service and cancelled the test drive. On the way home I called Jaguar Corporate and they were good about making sure it was covered. This dealership did not lift a finger to help.That same day I talked once again to the finance person about my extended warranty. She had my file from March on her desk. She said she would now call and try and get me an exception to get the extended warranty (which after a call or two I find is priced $2000 more for less warranty than other dealers). I never hear from her. I have called a couple times and never get her or received a callback so I call the dealership where I purchased the car and had a very helpful young man named Jason. Jason gets back to me in 2 days and tells me my extended warranty request was turned down. I called Jaguar Corporate and am waiting for their response.The point of this little story is that the dealerships may be individually owned but they are representatives of the Jaguar corporation. A good product is only as good as the dealership. I would imagine that if I had purchased in Austin I might have gotten better service. Maybe not. I plan to lodge a formal complaint against this dealership for all irregularities and the fact that it appears they have cost me the protection of an extended warranty. My last Jaguar. At least as long as I am in the Austin area and have to deal with Jaguar of Austin.
Published: July 22, 2016
Leased a new 2016 XF using the pull-ahead coupon miles to me covering up to
Leased a new 2016 XF using the pull-ahead coupon miles to me covering up to 3 payments on my old lease. Chase continued to debit my account for BOTH the old and new leases and also told me I owed 1800$ for the failed lease payments. Spent HOURS (no joke) with Chase. Nobody knew of Jags incentive and Dealer finally got me a direct #.Two MONTHS later, no reimbursement for duplicate (and illegal!) payments drawn from my account. Had I been this late my car would be on a flatbed and my credit ruined. Everyone at Chase agrees I SHOULD be reimbursed but nobody can tell me WHEN. AARRGGGHHH! I have invested at least 20 hours of time to get my money back from companies which purport to be the hallmarks of luxury. And when I call the Jaguar customer satisfaction hotline I always get the same 3 prompts leading to Leave a message and we will call you back immediately, HA! Its been 3 calls and 2 days and NOBODY has called back. What a ** losing pair of companies. Third Jag but NEVER again. Spread the word. Their customer service SUCKS!!!
Published: September 23, 2014
I purchased a 2004 Jaguar XJ8 VDP in May of 2013. It had 107, 113K miles...
I purchased a 2004 Jaguar XJ8 VDP in May of 2013. It had 107, 113K miles...fully loaded. Nicely kept! Video in the head rests..the works....I now have about 124K miles..its been good ....I had to have brakes/rotors, a reservoir....
Published: June 10, 2017
New $90,000 plus Jaguar XJL. The car has been in the shop Four times for ov
New $90,000 plus Jaguar XJL. The car has been in the shop Four times for over a total of 20 days. All kind of electrical problems, most prevalent is with Bluetooth disconnecting or instrument panel blanking out completely. Jaguar has no idea how to fix the issues and refuses to replace the computers. They have asked us to wait for a major software update that in July. This is our fifth Jaguar XJ and by far the worse electronics of any of the over 25 cars I have owned.