31st Jan 2011, 15:36

I have a 2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5. The car drives nice. I had the car sit for two days. One day I got in, started it up, shifted into R, and the car went nowhere; it sounds like it's in N. Can anyone help?

1st Feb 2011, 09:14

Not just a fluke, a warning, same happened to me. I drove for about 6 more months and now it goes into limp mode. It will not drive, not reverse. I left it at work, came back and it drove for a little and did it again.

It can be anywhere from moisture leak, fuse up to needing a new transmission. It sucks that the gearbox is a sealed unit that is sealed for life. I love my car but I will not let it drain me.

Other than that and minor issues, it has worked just fine. This limp mode symptom in any other car means you need transmission fluid, but being that this gearbox is sealed, your supposed to never need transmission fluid because it is never supposed to run out. The gearbox itself is the biggest piece of crap you could ever own. The replacement cost is a true 5k-6k cost!

14th Apr 2011, 15:26

Most likely it is the the gear box, although 1 month after I got mine, the transmission went out. Good luck.

4th May 2011, 13:05

Did you find out why the engine light is sometimes on, and when driving, the temperature gauge will show hot and stay there? No problem with overheating though.

5th Sep 2011, 12:29

I have a 2002 Jag X Type 3.0 Lt. I recently had the gearbox fault, and they told me to replace the J-Gate. I did replace the J-Gate ($385); it got a little better, but still get the gearbox fault. I have been told I need a new throttle body ($1,600 new, $1,000 used), but what I really need is the throttle position sensor, which you cannot obtain for the X Type unless you buy the whole throttle system, but can easily get for $85 for the S-Type 2002 3.0 Lt.

That will be my next expense. If it does not get any better, it will be adios Jaguar.

21st Sep 2011, 09:04

My 3.0 is an auto with the same problem.

16th Nov 2011, 08:40

I have a 2002 Jaguar 3.0. When the Cruise not available light comes on, the car only goes 10 mph. Any answers?

8th Dec 2011, 11:48


I am having a similar problem with my Jaguar 02 X-Type. Did you get it fixed? What happened?

20th Mar 2012, 01:53

Please note replacement parts and dealer service are very expensive for the Jaguar X Type series. The TPS on my Jaguar 2002 X Type needed replacement at a cost of $1,600 (afterwards the computer must be reprogrammed). The car goes into limp mode. A tune up requires a skilled mechanic in order to replace the three rear spark plugs. Something to consider before you purchase the Jaguar X Type.