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Not much of a poster on forums but here goes.

Ive had a 2016 Xf 2.0 Diesel for just over a year, bought with just 22500 miles on the clock, in immaculate condition, clearly not driven much, garaged, and Jaguar services from 1 owner. Naturally through Covid has had limited driving, although my normal patterns will be a lot of motorway driving, and at least 1k miles per month.

Had several occurrences of the amber transmission light on, for which Ive had a local guy come out check for anything serious, run off a report and clear errors for £50 quid. Hes never come up with anything much that could be causing it, and the error general disappears for a couple of months and then comes back. He has put it down to limited motorway driving through lockdowns, whilst working from home . After 3 of these clearing episodes, last month when it came on again - I succumbed and took it on to Jaguar for a full diagnostic, which revealed the injector was faulty / damaged and needed replacing, so that was nearly £600, and it cam with a warning that the DPF Filter is partially damaged as a result of the injector being damaged, which may present a problem and may not.

Sure enough 50 miles later,  this week amber light is back on, so my only option form Jaguar is to replace the damaged DPT, at the tune of £1900 - Anyone else been in this position, and will this solve my woes, as I head back to proper motorway driving.. Im loathed to change the car especially in this condition, as its in good nick and still with low mileage 26k, although I now appreciate that this is probably the problem, previous owner not driving it much.

Appreciate any comments, from those that have been here before

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If it’s a good car it’s a shame to trade it. But it’s also annoying spending that much on a car you haven’t had to long but I would fix it and hope that draws a line under it. Can you get an independent to do it cheaper with a used part.

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I wouldn't accept that. Do a search for an indy that specialises in DPF, there are a few around and I'm sure you'll find somebody in or around Manchester. I may be wrong but I'm fairly sure that Jag can't stop anybody else selling the parts, restriction of trade laws or something. I would take that with a pinch of salt and I suspect it's the site manager just trying to get his target figures up for the month to stop you going elsewhere. No harm in asking.  

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Thanks it was actually Halfords that said that to me, not Jaguar. I was originally quoted £1900 from Jaguar, and have managed to get them to reduce the parts costs and labour costs, and throw in a re-test of all errors for £1200, still a huge amount but much better - Just hope it solves the problem.

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For the transmission or the DPF? Mine had the DPF amber warning on the day I picked it up and it took 120 motorway miles to clear it, but I've done around 800 miles of mixed driving since and it hasn't come back. 

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