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NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,602 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.

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2009 Jaguar XF engine problems

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2009 Jaguar XF Owner Comments

problem #8

Nov 212015

XF 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2009 Jaguar Xf. The contact stated that while driving approximately 5 mph, the consumer experienced an unintended acceleration. The contact tapped the bumper of another vehicle. The vehicle was driven to the contact residence with minimal damage. The contact also stated that the same failure recurred at least six times prior to the crash. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 32,000. Updated 04/07/16 the consumer stated the accident was minor. When her husband changed lanes, to mae a turn, traffic was stopped for a red light, he applied the brake, however, the RPM's increased. Her husband stopped the vehicle, by shifting to neutral and quickly back to drive. Updated 05/06/16.

- Turner, OR, USA

problem #7

Apr 202012

XF

  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Jaguar Xf. The contact stated that the vehicle suddenly accelerated while attempting to park. The brakes were engaged while the failure occurred. The vehicle accelerated forward until crashing into the rear end of another vehicle. The contact also stated that it took extreme force to shift the gear shift into drive, which caused the vehicle to lose acceleration. The failure was experienced numerous times. The police department were present. The vehicle was then towed to the dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 42,000 and the current mileage was 43,000.

- Middletown , NY, USA

problem #6

May 022012

XF

  • 28,000 miles
On 05/02/2012. I was preparing to park my 2009 Jaguar fx, came to complete stop... when it suddenly accelerated, I had the brake on, I could barely hold it back, it jumped the curb.....I could not stop that car, it was trying to climb a chain link fence... the only thing that stop the car was when I hit the steel pole...there was $8,200 worth of damage done to this car.... my son and I were not hurt, but we could have been if it would have broke thur that fence... we would have went down a embankment and might of hit a tree, or rolled over.... my husband had it towed to Jaguar deal where they said "they couldn't find a think wrong with it".. now, I have this dangerous car and I'm scared to death to drive it again.... I will had to drive it, because I have to much money in it..but, I will never allow anyone to ride in it ever again.... I will never put there lives in danger.... please, if you have one these devil cars be careful and be aware of this problem..

- West Chicago, IL, USA

problem #5

Dec 092011

XF 8-cyl

  • 34,900 miles

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

I was driving in a parking lot and came to a stop but the car then accelerated and I had brake hard to hold the car back. I put the car into park. When I attempted to put the car into gear again, I could not move the shifter. I turned the car off and restarted it, and the car ran fine the rest of the evening. The next day, I was again in a parking lot and as I try to park, the engine accelerates wildly. I was able to hold the car with the brakes and put it into park. Once in park, the engine continued to rev. The shifter was now stuck. I tapped the shifter and that allowed me to shift the car and the engine went to normal operation. As of 12/11, the problem has not happened again. I will be taking the car to my dealer for diagnosis.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #4

Jun 012010

XF 8-cyl

  • 38,100 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Jaguar Xf. The contact stated that excessive shaking and vibrating could be felt from the front end of the vehicle when driving at various speeds. The dealer was notified of the failure but did not provide any assistance. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileages were 38,100. Updated 06/03/11 the consumer believed the vehicle has an electrical problem. The gas tank doesn't open at times. The vehicle would hesitate and lunge forward, the tires seemed to be out of round and the windshield wipers needed to be replaced. Updated 11/28/11

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #3

Sep 152010

XF

  • 31,000 miles
We just bought a 2009 Jaguar Xf two weeks ago. Yesterday when pulling into the driveway, the car's engine surged and I went thru the garage door and didn't stop until I hit the kitchen cabinets, all the while, pressing on the brake. There are skid marks from the beginning of the driveway until the car stopped. No one was hurt thank god, but could have been serious if I had been on the freeway or anywhere for that matter. We had the car towed to the dealership and as of this moment, we have not heard what the reasoning is behind this engine surge.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #2

Sep 152009

XF

  • 27,000 miles
2009 Jaguar Xf - sudden acceleration issue on three separate occasions. Driving about 20 mph and the car accelerated - able to stop the car by pressing down fully on the brakes. It did not respond at first and then something shifted and then the brakes worked. With five minutes, it did it again and the only way to stop the car was to slam it into park. The car was towed into the dealer and the black box information downloaded to the manufacturer. No fault codes found and they could not duplicate the problem. It has since done it one more time and the emergency brake stopped the car. The manufacturer is claiming that both the brake and the gas were depressed at the same time.

- Banks, OR, USA

problem #1

Dec 072009

XF

  • 11,814 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Jaguar Xf. On December 7, 2009 while the engine was on, with his foot on the brake pedal within seconds the engine began to idle excessively and the vehicle started to shake. He continued to press the brake pedal to prevent hitting the vehicle in front of him. He had to put the vehicle in neutral, then park and turned the vehicle off. He restarted the vehicle with his foot on the brake pedal and had no further incidents. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The diagnosis did not locate a failure. The failure mileage was 11,814 and the current mileage was 13,000.

- Del Ray Beach , FL, USA

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