really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,843 miles

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2003 Jaguar X-Type steering problems

steering problem

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2003 Jaguar X-Type Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 062015


  • 70,000 miles


Driving on highway at 65 mph, engine dies. Steering and brakes are lost. After a few minutes, able to start engine and move off of road.

- Maryland Heights, MO, USA

problem #3

Nov 192012

X-Type 6-cyl

  • 58,830 miles
Due to a design error when ice builds up on the wheel well in cold climates the driver is prevented from steering the vehicle. When it was required to make a sudden turn to avoid a road hazard the steering failed and caused an accident. This car has also caused problems with inside air quality due to an oil leak in the oil pan gasket. This has been an on going problem that the manufacturer has refused to warrant due to the complex nature of the repair.

- Marinette, WI, USA

problem #2

Feb 252009


  • 34,543 miles
Purchased new in July 2003. Numerous problems: Vehicle sputtering, brakes grinding 2004. Thermostat sticking close overheat. Care stopped and had to be towed to shop. A/C recirculation button pops off. Transmission slipping, brakes grinding, vehicle would not start October 2006. Vehicle makes noise, power steering pinion, transmission still slipping, brakes grinding. Mildew odor noticed after repair to power steering. Vacuum leak from lower and upper intake valve O-rings. PCV hose collapsing - March 2 and 12, 2007. Ignition sticking, remote inoperable, steering clicks when turning - June 2007. Car ceased acceleration while driving. Towed to dealership. Powertrain light on. Sub processor unit malfunction and throttle angel error - July 2007. Brakes continue grinding, hesitation when accelerating. Windows squeak when going up October 2007. Compressor part replaced May 2008. Car ceased acceleration during peak traffic, unable to move February 2009. Only 34,000 on vehicle.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 212008


  • 52,000 miles
Vehicle just out of warranty 52000mi. Rack & pinion leaking, making a squeaking noise, dealer said it required a special lube to solve problem. Noise has stopped and so has the leak but I know this was a temporary repair it will come back!

- Temple City, CA, USA

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