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NHTSA — Parking Brake Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,000 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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2004 Jaguar XJ8 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Jaguar XJ8 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 122008

XJ8 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Jaguar XJ8. While driving 72 mph, the instrument panel displayed that the engine was faulty. The vehicle automatically began to decelerate and the instrument panel displayed "dsj off". the electronic parking brake automatically applied, which brought the vehicle to a complete halt. As a result, the vehicle was rear ended at speeds between 60-65 mph. The contacts vehicle spun around into four lanes of oncoming traffic and crashed into a guard rail. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer stated that they may have to go through litigation and are currently unable to provide any further assistance. The contact sustained minor injuries. A police report was filed. The failure and current mileages were 69,000. Updated 02-01-08. Florida police report. Updated 02/01/08

- Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

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