NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,433 miles

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2003 Jaguar X-Type engine problems

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2003 Jaguar X-Type Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 052006

X-Type 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,650 miles


I own the following automobile: 03 Jaguar X-type [xxx]. this car was purchased in July of 2002, from howard orloff Jaguar in Chicago Illinois. This car has given me nothing but problems. I have had the car serviced several times last year, for engine ticking, and the check engine light coming one. This year, I have had this car serviced three times for the following: 1. tick in the engine 2. leather discoloring 3. carpet coming from under molding 4. heating vents coming out of dashboard 5. rain sensors not working' 6. windshield wipers not automatically working 7. hole in carpet on driver's side 9. being locked out on several occasions, the alarm switches were not working, and the key would not open the door. 10. the transmission gear box has been replaced, because the transmission jerks, and there was a ticking sound coming from the gear box. 11. the car would not start; they had to replace the battery. I am having the car towed tomorrow for the following reasons: 1. ticking in the engine 2. the check engine light keeps coming on 3. ABS system malfunction light comes on 4. there was an excessive amount of brown "stuff" leaking from under my car yesterday. 5. when I got in the car and cut on the heat, I did not have any heat. 6. the car would not start, three times in a row...then it just started up 7. the car will not allow you to take the key out of the ignition although this is an entry level Jaguar, the car does not have that many miles on it, and it should not be giving me these major problems...especially the same issues over, and over again. Updated 07/16/2012 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #2

Dec 112003

X-Type 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,450 miles
While traveling on the interstate vehical's cruise control was activated when a gear box failure occured (this was the message displayed by the car), therefore resulting in the car stalling while going approx 55mph. The car was then stuck in the rear by another vehical that failed to notice my vehical slowing. I also exprienced a fuel gage eroor on 2/13/04 the fuel box was replaced by the dealer. All information is stored in onboard computer.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 072003

(reported on)


  • 8,200 miles
While driving on the highway at 70 mph, going around a slight turn in the road, engine died which resulted in the wheel locking up in the left turn position, and loss of power steering and brakes.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

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