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NHTSA — Power Train: Driveline: Driveshaft Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,750 miles

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2002 Jaguar X-Type drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 Jaguar X-Type Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 112006

X-Type 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles


Drive line noise, it happens when the ait temperature is low, first after about 3-4 minutes of driving and about 1/2 mile when I approach my second stop sign. Other Jaguar owners had the same problem and had to replace the propshaft, this is a tsb defect and Jaguar will fix if you the car has warranty, otherwise, you will have to pay around $1300 to get the noise gone. If you got to X-type forum on you will find alot complaint about that noise.

- Jackson, MI, USA

problem #3

Apr 052004

X-Type 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I love my jag, but drive shaft replaced 4X - whistling noise due to incompatible metals, front seats rock, windows malfunction, brakes have rapid wear less than 30,000 miles, tires replaced less than 30,000 miles, dealer is trying to solve problems.

- North Andover, MA, USA

problem #2

Dec 122002

X-Type 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
Both drive shafts, fuel tank and sunroof were replaced, the sunroof malfunctioned-3 or more times, the blinkers and lights failed, tires blew out, air bag light remained on, the passenger front seat belt malfunction, trunk latch issues, heating and ac system had gone out, surge in engine on acceleration, rubbing noise in steering column, constant whining noise in engine, fuel gauge not working, odometer stopped working while on the freeway, no bright lights except when the car was shut off, interior lights remained on after the car was shut off, safety latch on console failed twice, burning smell from the engine 3 times. Problems have been ongoing since purchase of car approximately 12/2002. The rubbing noise occurred when the vehicle was turned left, the center console arm rest moved backward and forward while the vehicle was in motion, the driver's seat belt shoulder pivot made a squeaking noise when in motion, the seat belts did not retract, the air bag warning light stayed on until the key as switched off, and the turn signals were inoperative. (the dealer replaced the buckle)

- Escondido, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 272002

(reported on)


  • miles
The consumer states these are problems that have come about in the short time that the vehicle has been in possession, and they are as followed: The replacement of a faulty gear selector lever, the replacement of the entire drive shaft. The differential was completely replaced in July, and replaced again in October. This was done to get rid of the vehicles high pitched whining noise that remains even after the second replacement.

- Lake Forest, CA, USA

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