• Dec 8th 2008 at 5:57PM
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The Jaguar XF has earned its status as a true Jaguar now that it's been recalled... twice. In bang-up British car fashion, at least one of the problems is electrical. The XF's instrument panel is supposed to offer audible feedback for a variety of functions like turn signals, safety belt warnings and basically anything that dings. Wires that power the instrument cluster's integral speaker can fracture, rendering the panel mute. The fix is apparently little more than a reconfiguration of some software – we wonder if the panel's software will pipe its audio to the stereo instead – that strikes us as one of the slick things you might be able to pull off with CAN.

The other XF recall involves a rear seat belt that could have been improperly installed. The outboard rear seat belts may have an improperly installed D-Ring that could fail to rotate properly, which would hinder occupant protection in the event of a crash. The fix for the rear belts is to inspect and correct the problem. Welcome to the family, XF!

[Source: GoodCarBadCar, Recalls.gov - 1 and 2]

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 2 Years Ago
      was there a recall to correct an electrical problem under passenger seat
      • 6 Years Ago
      leave my xf alone....
      • 6 Years Ago
      and yet, it still looks beautiful.
        • 6 Years Ago
        You don't see beeping. That said, I agree. The XF is a wonderful car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ahhhh sweet ol' Jaguar
      • 6 Years Ago
      Everytime I see one of these I think it's a Lexus or something. Never do I think, "hey, there's the new Jag!".

        • 6 Years Ago
        I totally agree. Other than the front end, it is Lexus bland all the way. And the front end does not really tell me it is a Jag.
      • 6 Years Ago
      quetion that i want to respond to. how did the car leave the factory? i worked 31 years at one of the big three. management decided to cut final inspection job.
      now mind ya it wasnt the car assembly plant but a very crucial part of the engine. to keep the engine cool an heater working at the total capacity. i bitched when i saw many heater cores at that time were copper brass core. we would run them through a water bath with 60 plus pounds of air. i would throw out many in a shift to get fixed. my superviser said why so many?? i sais there was a pin hole leak. they had what they call two tin knockers an not even a minute an a half to soder them closed an make a perfect product. my answer was its so small anti freeze will seal it.i couldnt believe it an said no wonder theres so many warranty issues. i was told dont rock the boat. talking about pissed. i called the union an they came down an said throw all out that leak an keep a count. finally they forced the issue to repair. they were great to go. i hope i answered your question. quality not quanity. that was my bitch. thank-you
      Kirk Griffiths
      • 6 Years Ago
      My wife's boss has had two new Ferrari's and has had numerous problems with them. The first one he bought had to be flat-bedded to the dealer a week after he bought it. It failed to start. The dealer had it TWO WEEKS before they figured it out. His second one had a very stiff shifter that became progressively worse. Again, it had to be flat bedded to the dealer where they eventually replaced the entire transmission after having the car a month and a half waiting for a new trans to be shipped from Italy... (wonder what THAT warranty repair cost Ferrari ???!!!).
      Robert Gifford
      • 6 Years Ago
      All of you should have bought a chevy.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I dunno, those seem pretty thin recalls. Good that they are made, but hardly deal breakers....

      Wheel hubs falling off might be a problem, but re-arranging a rear seat belt D-ring hardly seems like a problem.

      The dash issue will likely get rectified by the sub-assembler, if it hasn't already, and a software fix is quite an easy repair, compared to paying for new dash components, and their installation.

      Kudos for their honesty to admit these issues, and thankfully they are pretty darn small.

      Some days I wish my dash dinging will SHUTTIE, just for a little context.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Jaguar hasn't had an electrical problem in over a decade. Ford owns JAG and Ford's Quality is now AHEAD of TOYOTA as reported here on the AOL blog.
      At least get current... my neighbors Lexus are both FULL of flaws... like one burned down at 8900 miles... the other is on a new trans at 5700 miles. Unique??... no... can give you so many Toyota and Honda owners with amazing problems...but they will not report them as the do not want to be the only idiots with bad Japanese lemons. THEY ARE NOT ALONE!.
      BUY AMERICAN... while my Jag is precious and perfect... my Fords ALL have given me perfect performance for 25 years... as in ZERO failures or major repairs.
      Anomally? Nope ... my entire office has almost gone all american.. with a few BMW exceptions.
      Don't believe the press... articles like this just perpetuate stupid old world myths. The world has changed... you'd think their by lines would by now.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The over all shape of the car is nice (reminds alot of the Lexus GS) But the headlights are ugly and the style of the rims are not pretty...
        • 6 Years Ago
        @ lowlow

        just leave jdmlover alone he is just a troll looking to annoy people
        • 6 Years Ago
        I doubt that.

        Its been said it has almost the same smooth, swopping lines and stying like the Lexus GS, its not just me saying that...there was a form on it when the XF was first released..and if you was not such a prick you would go look for yourself.
        • 6 Years Ago
        How predictable can you be; GS, 'ugly' headlamps... In real life this is a stunning car. The bigger headlamps are just functional, you should see the lightbeam they produce. This is just a minor visual detail people should rèally get over! And yes I have an XF ... The first week (in March!) nothing but electronical problems but ever since making me smile every day, and other people around me ;) Just the smoothest and nicest car I ever had.
        • 6 Years Ago

        Wahhhh, someone doesn't like my car!!!!!!!!

        Boohoo. It's a car not your child.

        Lowlows way or the highway.

        Yet you seem to have no problem disliking the GSes headlights.

      • 6 Years Ago
      Make no mistake -- people who experienced the problem that led to the recall did have to have their instrument clusters replaced. And oh, were that the only problem I've experienced… oh to dream.

      It's in the shop right now for another electrical problem that they can't even tell me what it is, just that the symptoms of it have been fixed.
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