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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,535 miles

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2002 Jaguar X-Type drivetrain problems

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2002 Jaguar X-Type Owner Comments

problem #8

Jun 162011

X-Type 6-cyl

  • 53,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2002 Jaguar X- type. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the vehicle began to lose power. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 53,000...updated 01/23/2014 the consumer stated a recall was issued regarding the transmission. However, Jaguar refused to address it. The consumer stated he had to replace the transmission tiwce.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #7

Jun 082013

X-Type 6-cyl

  • 74,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Jaguar X-type. The contact stated that while parking, there was a loud explosive noise heard as the vehicle suddenly accelerated. The contact mentioned that the check engine and the gearbox warning lights were illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the power transmission needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 74,000.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #6

Dec 122006

X-Type 6-cyl

  • 57,462 miles
The Jaguar dealer replaced the transmission and related parts in the car as it was un-drivable. After re-assembly, the car would make clunking sounds when turning tight turns and over bumps and dips. This became more noticeable over time, until the dealer wanted to replaced most of the suspension. It turns out that the transmission sub-frame is bolted through the floor pan to spot-welded nuts. The technician broke these nuts loose during re-installing the frame member (perhaps by over-torquing). The drivetrain would then shift during the tight turns and over bumps making a loud clunking in the unibody.

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #5

Jul 022012

X-Type 6-cyl

  • 131,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The engine would quit running, usually when turning right and usually while bouncing over a bump. The car would sometimes show codes relating to the transmission, cylinder misfiring, or the security system failing. Sometimes no codes at all would be stored, and sometimes the car would start back up on its own after a brief moment. Other times it was un-drivable. The underlying issue turned out to be the positive battery cable supplying the fuse box was rubbing against a transmission mount bolt head and grounding out.

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #4

Oct 132010

X-Type 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
I was stopped in front of my garage, waiting for the door to open, with my foot on the brake pedal, when all of a sudden the engine began to speed up and brake pressure failed to stop the vehicle. The vehicle struck the partially open door, then smashed in to cabinets in the rear of the garage. Damage to the vehicle and the garage was severe. There car suffered damage to the front bumper, the hood and scratched the windshield and roof. I was not injured, but badly shaken by the incident. The vehicle has about 60,000 miles. I see in your complaint reports that this has occurred several times previously to the same model and year Jaguar. The car has yet to be repaired.

- Parrish, FL, USA

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problem #3

Jul 152010

X-Type 6-cyl

  • 127,320 miles
1. this is my 3rd sua. See 10320564 for 1st 2. trip components: Country roads, a ferry, city streets, and fwy for approx. 40 miles. The incident occurred after 10 miles of fwy and during approx. 1.5 miles of city streets. 2. I turned onto a semi-steep St. Approaching a mall. The 2nd light before the mall changed and I was going fast enough to downshift to aid braking. I was the 3rd car from the light in the left lane. I had shifted to drive after stopping, my foot on the brake as I waited. The light changed and as the car ahead began to move and when there was room, I moved my foot from brake to throttle. I think that I applied some pressure after engine and slope got it moving. As it began rolling, I felt what I thought was a shift. The car began going faster and faster by itself so I moved my foot on the brake. Car didn't want to stop so I put it in neutral and it stopped [no engine roar during this as in prior sua's.] after stopping, the engine idled down quickly. Because of traffic I did not take the time to kill ignition. It ran ok so I proceeded to run my mall errand and then took it to Jaguar. 3. this was a thurs. And we had a 2500 mi. Trip scheduled for the following wed. On mon. Service advisor told me that there were 2 xmission faults they were investigating, but that I might be able to get the car tues. I went in early and went for a test drive with a tech with no sua. He talked about the xmission faults and said that 1 was a sensor at the gear shift and the 2nd a sensor up forward which might reflect a shifting that caused the engine to think it needed gas (I'm not technical). More review was needed so we had to rent a car for the trip. This wk I was told that because there were no faults [was 2], and after a review of all the documentation and data from all 3 sua's which were all unverified [was 2], that there are "no concerns" and that the car is safe to drive. And I will be billed for $379 plus gas.

- Port Ludlow, WA, USA

problem #2

Feb 272008

X-Type

  • 124,500 miles
1. vehicle was being driven on a 30 mile trip to run errands. Cruise control was used during the first 2 segments of the trip but not thereafter. After three or four errands and dinner we proceeded to a smaller mall where the engine was stopped with ignition in radio mode while the wife went into a store for a few minutes. 2.after she returned I started up, backed out, and proceeded forward approximately 75' to a left turn onto the mall exit road with approximately 100' left to the stop sign at the crossing street. I accelerated from the turn and all of a sudden the engine roared and we shot ahead. I jammed on the brake as hard as I could, but we kept accelerating. I then shifted into neutral and stopped with the nose of the car just past the stop sign. The engine was still roaring so I turned the ignition off. At that point two cars crossed in front of us. This was the second incidence of unintended acceleration. The first, 100K miles earlier was similar with the only difference being that the car was parallel parked and it took off almost immediately after I put it in drive and my foot was still on the brake. There was enough room that I was able to successfully stop it as above with no accident. 3. immediately after the 1st incident Jaguar performed an ECM reflash as per Jaguar tech line advisory, checked all cable linkage and throttle body. After the current incident Jaguar scanned for codes, found none for the throttle body, but found 3 codes for misfires, 2 for transmission, and 3 for brake switch. They cleared codes, drove car and were unable to verify concern. They further were directed by techline to do a vehicle scan, flight recorder data, and vehicle sessions. All the data was sent to the uk for investigation. This past weekend while waiting on the uk they drove it some more. I was informed verbally yesterday that we could have the car back next week when we returned from vacation. That the car was "safe" and "good to go."

- Port Ludlow, WA, USA

problem #1

Jan 292009

X-Type 6-cyl

  • 25,000 miles
The transmission of my Jaguar 2002, 3.0L dohc24 valve V6 engine, model, 2002 X-type, serial number, went bust and needed a new transmission. The car was driven only for about 25,000 miles. This type of car was reported to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on February 2, 2008 for transmission problems, the Jaguar dealer refused to repair my car. Thus, since it has cost about $3,000 to repair the car, I request that you office help me to get a refund.

- San Rafael,, CA, USA

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