really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,546 miles

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2006 Jaguar X-Type Owner Comments

problem #7

Apr 212015

X-Type 6-cyl

  • 110,822 miles


This is not the first time that it happened. It happened once before, but I don't know what the date was or the mileage. However, I do remember that it happened in November, 2013. On April 21, 2015, I was leaving a store. As I pulled out of the parking lot, I had to stop to make sure there was not any traffic in the highway before leaving, but there was a truck approaching. I tapped the brakes and the car took off in the highway right in front of the truck. Luckily the driver of the truck saw me and applied his brakes. This could have been a tragedy. Now for the first occasion, I was in the inside lane of a major highway and was trying to stop for a red light. I started to brake and the car took off. I had to switch over in the outside lane so that I wouldn't rear end the car in front of me. I was lucky this time because there wasn't any traffic in the outside lane. Now I am afraid to drive the car because I know it is a death trap. I do not want to hurt myself or anyone else on the highway. I need some help now! I don't know what to do! I just purchased the car in April, 2013. There needs to be a recall before someone gets hurt or killed. It is a beautiful car, but as I said before, "it is a death trap"!

- Ansonville, NC, USA

problem #6

Sep 052014


  • 100,000 miles
In two occasions the vehicle has accelerated with no apparent reason after the brakes where applied. In the latest incident I was parking the vehicle in a fast-food restaurant when it happened, thankfully no other cars where affected by the incident. I would like to know if there has been a recall related with this type of occurrence.

- Centreville, VA, USA

problem #5

Aug 162014

X-Type 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
The contact owned a 2006 Jaguar X-type. While driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle accelerated when the brake pedal was applied. As a result, the contact crashed the vehicle into a wall. The passenger side dashboard air bag was the only air bag that deployed. A police report was filed. The contact sustained two broken ribs, lacerations that required stitches, and bruises to the eye and body that required medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 68,000..updated 11/03/14 updated 7/9/2015

- Santa Monica, CA, USA

problem #4

Aug 162014

X-Type 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles


I was traveling on the freeway at 55 mph, as I exited and touched the brakes the car would not slow down, the car gained speed, I pumped the brakes and the car continued to go faster, the car was out of control and crashed into a wall. I was seriously injured and fortunately no one else or other vehicle was involved. I am lucky to be alive. Just prior to impact I turned the wheel to the left causing the car to hit the right front first then the car flipped over. Only the passenger side air bag deployed. The brakes were fairly new with 70% brake lining remaining and the brakes had been inspected one week prior to the accident. It appears to be a combination speed acceleration and brake failure.

- Santa Monica, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 262013

X-Type 8-cyl

  • 52,000 miles
Car was driving on highway then went into limp mode and started slowing down dangerously with cars behind me blowing horns and going round.

- Zebulon, NC, USA

problem #2

Mar 012012

X-Type 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
With my brakes applied and slowing to a stop at the bottom of an interstate exit ramp, my car seemed to jerk and then suddenly accelerated as if it was trying to go into passing gear. I immediately pressed the brakes as hard as possible and shifted into neutral so I could stop and avoid hitting the car in front of me. While in neutral, the engine kept revving and the tachometer was in the red. I turned the engine off to keep from damaging it and put the car in park. After the car in front of me had gone, I started my car to see if the engine would run properly. It seemed to be okay, so I carefully drove to my home which was about three more miles. Several weeks prior, I had a similar incident when I was parking at the grocery store, but I was in the process of turning off the engine. When I started the car to leave the grocery store, everything seemed to be okay and I didn't think any more of it. I found several other people on line that have experienced the same problem but none of them could prove it to their dealer and nothing was done about it. I guess it will take someone getting killed before anything gets done about this sudden acceleration problem with the 2006 Jaguar X-type. This incident has upset me and I am afraid to drive this car, but I don't have another vehicle to drive.

- Warrior, AL, USA

problem #1

May 052011

X-Type 6-cyl

  • miles
2006 Jaguar X type. Consumer writes in regards to brake/ acceleration problems the consumer stated when she attempted to apply the brake to stop at a red light, the vehicle continued to accelerate. The consumer stated she applied the brake harder, and consequently, she rear ended another vehicle twice. The consumer stated she experienced sudden acceleration on a previous occasion.

- Yorktown, NY, USA

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