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Unintended Acceleration While Braking


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
58,955 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2004 Jaguar XJ8 engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Jaguar XJ8 Owner Comments

problem #1

May 122012

XJ8 Vanden Plas V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,955 miles


On Saturday, May 12, I was pulling into a parking space at the post office. The car suddenly lurched forward and my brakes were not responsive, my car slammed into the curb. Had there been a pedestrian crossing the parking lot at that time, the results could have been fatal. I called Jaguar to se if this was a known problem, I was told it was not. However, there are several reports of this problem found on the Internet. I have since labeled my car a 'killing machine' and I know each time that I drive it may be my last.

- , Forest Hill, MD, USA

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