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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,833 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Jaguar X-Type Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 192008


  • 67,000 miles


Our car simply stopped on my wife while she was driving it. It slowed down until it halted to a complete stop while she was driving on a major interstate. We had the car towed to a repair shop only to learn that the engine has a hole in it. The repairman stated that he was surprised at the hole in the engine because the oil was full and that nothing leading to the engine was busted. There is no leakage anywhere. We do not have any oil spots in our garage from where the car was leaking oil. We contacted the dealership in montgomery, Alabama where we purchased the car. One of their representatives informed me that we needed to pursue other means because they were not interested in helping us to resolve the issue.

- Wetumpka, AL, USA

problem #5

Oct 022005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles
October 2,2005 on the northern state pkwy, 15 mins into my trip, the engine temp gauge light turned red and the indicator needle jumped past the red (overheat) zone. As I decelerated off the pkwy onto the exit ramp the engine started to smoke profusely and the car rolled to a stop, while the engine completely burned out. The car was towed to the dealership where the next day as I showed up to get something out of the car, to assure me that I didn't need to worry one of the mechanics pointed out another car identical to mine that had suffered the same malady and was now having its engine completely rebuilt. Almost forgot, the car was attended to for it's regular scheduled maintenance by this same dealership on September 8, 2005.

- Jamaica, NY, USA

problem #4

Jul 012004


  • miles
Searing problem with Jaguar 3.0 X-type. The vehicle has been taken to the dealer 10 times for repair. The consumer is afraid that the vehicle will either explode or catch on fire. The consumer request that a new vehicle be assigned to the lease.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #3

Jan 142003


  • miles


Vehicle instrument panel is inoperative. The consumer had experienced several problems with the vehicle. The dashboard had to be replaced as result of the instrument panel, the driver side door was would not open from the outside, the warning light flashed on indicating a problem with the engine and the vehicle would overheat and shut down on roadways. The dealer was notified and vehicle was taken for service but the consumers no longer want the vehicle back. Please respond promptly in resolving matter.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #2

May 062003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles
While sitting in traffic, the vehicle all of a sudden caught on fire. There was no warning, smoke started to come from the hood. (heaviest on the right side of the hood) the engine block was totally destroyed. The hot spot appeared close to the windshield. When the fire started, it smelled like electrical wiring. The dealer couldn't find the problem.

- Clermont, FL, 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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