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NHTSA — Wheels: Rim Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,600 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.

2003 Jaguar X-Type wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2003 Jaguar X-Type Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 092007


  • Automatic transmission
  • 101,000 miles


In summer of 2007, took 2003 X-type to repair shop. All four tires had slits in the side walls wide enough to insert dimes and have them stay there. Repair shop replaced tires and said rim too large, tire sidewall too small for weight of car. Replaced tires at cost, because I am long time customer. On 9/9/07 had spontaneously sidewall blowout on driver rear tire on I-695 in baltimore on I-95 exit ramp. Sidewall had a hole 3 inches in diameter. I had to drive to rest area. Repair shop owner said he would sell car if he were me or replace rims with smaller ones. Said tire too badly too damaged by driving after blowout to get replacement.

- Wayne, PA, USA

problem #4

Oct 202004

X-Type 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Tires continually blow out due to defective rims.

- Great Neck, NY, USA

problem #3

Oct 112004

X-Type 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My 2003 leased Jaguar was recently serviced at 19,000 miles. My front tires were losing air and asked the service department find out why. I was told the front rims were bent and the tires were worn on the inside. This is not covered under warranty. This car was recalled once and I had to be towed twice due to problems with the air conditioning not working properly due to manufacturer problem and the radiator's clamp coming loose, which is also a manufacturer problem. At 19,000 miles bent rims and new tires are obsured.

- Little Ferry, NJ, USA

problem #2

Aug 012004

X-Type 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My 2003 X-type Jaguar has gone through 5 bent wheels and approx 9 tires. Jaguar is not honoring the warranty and claims it was caused by road hazards. This all happend at different times in the last 1 1/2 years. The car was never driven off road or in pot holes or unreasonable deviations in the road. The cost to repair is over $4700 plus I am paying for a rental car at $20/day.

- Livonia, MI, USA

problem #1

Feb 082004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles
The vehicle hit something in the road which caused the rims to crush and the tires to deflate. The tires and rims were replaced and aligned. This happened twice before.

- Huntington Station, NY, USA

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