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NHTSA — Electrical System Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,705 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Jaguar X-Type electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Jaguar X-Type Owner Comments

problem #7

Oct 012013


  • 63,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Jaguar X- type. The contact stated that while attempting to shift into any gear, the key fell from the ignition. The failure was sporadically recurring. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who diagnosed that the gear box needed to be replaced. The vehicle was to be repaired. The VIN was not available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 63000.

- Gore, VA, USA

problem #6

Jul 022012

X-Type 6-cyl

  • 131,000 miles
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 #5

Jul 252012


  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Jaguar X-type. The contact stated that the key was worn and was unable to start the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for inspection where they advised that the cause of the failure was the ignition, which was worn. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified but provided no assistance. The failure mileage was 95,000.

- Burns , TN, USA

problem #4

Feb 202005

X-Type 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,932 miles


I have had this car, 2002 Jaguar X-type for less than 3 years. Over this time, . there have been several failures with the electrical system. The car only has 62,917 miles, and now the transmission has failed. This occured on a rainy night, and I barely got to my street before the car totally stopped moving. I have contacted Jaguar corporate to ask them to stand behind their vehicle. They seem to build this car to last only 3 years. All they offered was a $1,000 discount on a bill of $8,150.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 312005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
When crossing a highway intersection the vehicle engaged into limpmode which caused the electrical system to shut down, and vehicle decelerated to 5 mph.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

problem #2

Jan 232004

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles
On 2 separate occasions, the consumer was unable to take the vehicle out of the park gear. The dealership replaced a switch when the problem first occurred. Also at 26,000 while driving all gauges on the dashboard suddenly went to zero. The dealership was unable to determined the cause of the problem.

- Phillipsburg, NJ, USA

problem #1

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

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