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Common Jaguar XF Failures: Problems, Breakdowns And More!

Although owners agree that the Jaguar XF is a spacious and comfortable executive car that is fun to drive, it is not as well known for its reliability and depreciation value. It also has some problems, so we have prepared this list of common Jaguar XF faults for you .

A Jaguar XF will depreciate 60% after five years and will have a five-year resale value of approximately $25,500 from a sales price of $63,500.

How good is the Jaguar XF?

The Jaguar XF is not that reliable. This model is given an average reliability rating of 3.0 out of 5.0, ranking it 22nd out of 31 midsize luxury cars. Other pages also give the Jaguar XF an average expert rating (7.4 out of 10). The low annual cost of ownership is one of the factors that drag the model in the reliability ranking.

On average, this model costs about $1,000 a year to maintain. Compared to other luxury midsize cars ($750) and other vehicle models ($650), the Jaguar XF is really expensive to maintain.

The probability of finding problems that require major repairs for the Jaguar XF is quite average at 12%, which is the same rate for other luxury midsize cars and other vehicle models in general.

Despite the average repair severity rate, the Jaguar XF has a fairly high unscheduled repair frequency rate at 0.7 times per year. By comparison, luxury midsize cars are only serviced 0.6 times a year and other vehicle models are serviced 0.4 times a year.

With proper care and maintenance, the Jaguar XF can last up to 200,000 miles. Some owners have even shared on this forum that they ran into major issues just at the 130,000 mile mark.

Common failures and problems of the Jaguar XF

The Jaguar XF doesn’t have many problems. In fact, there are only 15 reports on websites. However, the car has some common Jaguar XF faults:

1- Failures in the USB drive

The most common 2016 Jaguar XF failure is a USB drive malfunction. Although this issue only has one report on the web, Jaguar has published at least three Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) to address this issue.

The vehicle’s sound system was reportedly unable to accurately identify music , artists or albums when a device had been connected via USB drive. The owner became aware of this problem at about 200 miles.

TSBs #SSM74557, #SSM72773 and #6-349NAS have been released to fix USB related issues on some XF units. Of the three TSBs, #SSM72773 was the first to be published in May 2016. This TSB contains diagnostic and repair procedures for USB connectivity issues.

TSB #6-34NAS was published in March 2017. This TSB addresses the fact that some XF drives may not have the necessary hardware for USB 2.0 communication. Finally, TSB #SSM74557 was released to address connectivity issues for the infotainment system when connected to Apple devices running iOS 12.2 and 12.3 via USB cable with CarPlay mode active.

2- Problems with the supercharger

The worst problem with the 2014 Jaguar XF is a knocking or rattling noise from the supercharger. Unfortunately, the only user report on this issue doesn’t provide much detail, other than mentioning a related TSB. According to the affected owner, he realized the problem at 18,300 miles and cost him $1,900 to repair.

The TSB mentioned in the report is TSB #JTB00356NAS1, which was published in June 2014. According to this bulletin, the rattling or knocking noise heard from the motor may be caused by a worn torsional insulator or spring support shaft. of the torsional insulator that is causing excessive play in the supercharger drive.

The document contains diagnostic and repair procedures, as well as warranty information for affected drivers. In addition to the Jaguar XF, other models that are also covered by this TSB are the 2014 F-TYPE (X152), and the 2013-2014 XJ range (X351).

3- Problems with the TPMS indicator light

According to an owner of a 2012 Jaguar XF, they had problems with the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) indicator light starting at 45,000 kilometers.

This is the only user report submitted for this particular model year, and it doesn’t provide much information other than the fact that technicians had a hard time diagnosing and fixing the problem. The owner did not provide the solution that fixed this problem or the price of the repairs.

Looking through the TSBs and recalls for the 2012 XF, there is one TSB that specifically addresses the TPMS issue. TSB#JTB00317NAS1 was posted on October 25, 2013. According to this document, the intermittent display of a low pressure warning or illumination of the TPMS indicator light may be caused by a software issue .

The bulletin details service instructions for the technician as well as pertinent warranty information for the affected owner. At the time of writing, there are five recalls and over 400 TSBs for the 2012 Jaguar XF.

4- Faults in the control panel

An owner of a 2010 Jaguar XF has reported that the leather trim on his vehicle’s dashboard began to separate and bubble from the underlayers. According to the report, the Jaguar dealer refused to replace the control panel.

This problem occurred at about 65,000 miles. At the time of writing this report, there is no Recall or Technical Service Bulletin for this specific issue.

5- Engine shutdown problem

The worst problem with the 2009 Jaguar XF is that the engine dies while driving. According to some reports, the affected owner was driving 70 miles per hour on the interstate when his car suddenly died.

Prior to this, he heard the seatbelt notification chime sound three times and saw the “Start/Stop button is pressed” warning light come on. Luckily the owner was able to drive the vehicle up the coast to the edge of the road. The owner said that this incident was repeated three more times over three weeks.

When the owner took his vehicle to the dealership, technicians told him that the internal shifter and keyless vehicle module were faulty. The repair cost him $1,500. Unfortunately, the same problem occurred immediately after picking up the car from the dealer.

Of the 310 TSBs and 6 recalls for the 2009 Jaguar XF, there are only two documents that match this specific issue. TSB #SSM72206 was released in September 2015 to fix F000-63/U3000-63 error codes stored in the keyless vehicle module. Meanwhile, TSB #SSM70018 was released in March 2014 to address transmission issues on certain F-TYPE, XF and XJ models.

In conclusion

Despite being a capable vehicle, the Jaguar XF still has a lot of room for improvement. If you’re planning to buy a new or used XF, be sure to do your research on the specific model year you plan to buy. Also, clarify everything with the seller before finalizing the purchase. This includes checking the repair history and active recalls of the unit you are purchasing.

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