hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
140,125 miles

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2005 Jaguar X-Type wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2005 Jaguar X-Type Owner Comments

problem #1

May 212012

X-Type 6-cyl

  • 140,125 miles


I will start by saying that I love my Jaguar. It is the best car I have ever had, with one exception. This is now the fifth incident of cracking rims (size 7.5X180 ET52.5) on my 2005 Jaguar X-type (equipped with the sport premium package). I went out to put the garbage out on Sunday, 20may12, when I noticed the front driver's tire was low. I checked the pressure, and the guage showed 0. that night I put in 40 psi of air. The following day I checked it again, and the guage showed 20 psi. It is important to state the vehicle had not been used since 19may12 to that point. I jacked up the car, and pulled the wheel off the car. After spraying with soapy water on the inside rim by the sidewall, I found it was bubbling. I put the spare on the car. Later I switched the spare so it could be on the driver's rear (so it would not be on a wheel thet steers). On a whim, I checked the wheel that was on the driver's rear side and found it was cracked as well. I sprayed soapy water and found it was not bubbling. I called the local Jaguar dealer, who stated they have not had issues with their rims, and no recall has been issued for them. I find the cracking rims to be a huge safety issue. My wife and I have spent approximately $600 on wheel repairs. Every factory original wheel on the car has been cracked; some more than once. We have also spent a lot of money on new tires because the rims were cracked and destroyed some of the tires' sidewalls. The most recent cracks were docummented via photos from my iphone. I have heard of other people having issued with their Jaguar rims, yet I have not seen a recall on this item. It really should be. This is the car we take our four-year-old to daycare. We also use the car for family outtings and shopping.

- Cloverdale, CA, USA

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