howardj

Jaguar XF electronic gremlins

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I have owned a 58 plate XF for 18 months and have been delighted  with the car with the exception of the electronics which continue to play up occasionally.

 

For the first 3 months of ownership the car was almost impossible to lock on the plipper without the alarm going off and also starting was a problem intermittantly.One Jaguar garage claimed never to have seen the fault before although they claimed to have sorted it .

 

Then after 3 months the car began to behave normally as if to accept me as the new owner (I know it sounds daft).

 

Recently ,however , it has started repeating the problem ,both when locking and starting and I am beginning to lose faith in what otherwise is a superb car.

 

Honest John referred to electronic problems on early models and I wonder whether any other owners have encountered this problem?

 

Howard Jones 

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I would make a start on checking the connections to the battery and the earth connections to the body...

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Welcome to the Club, Howard.

 

I had heard that electrics were an issue in the early models.  A friend of mine used to change his car [usually a Ford Cortina] every time a new model came out --  but unusually for one of the last of the old model.

 

I hope that someone can assist you with their experience if similar.

 

Regards,

 

Peter 

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I would make a start on checking the connections to the battery and the earth connections to the body...

Many thanks ,I hadn't thought of that !

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Howard,

 

I would borrow a new battery if possible, and go from there.

 

Quite often things not working properly is a sign of the battery on the wane.

 

But whatever the problem, I hope you get is sorted shortly.

 

ATB,

 

Trevor

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