2002 Jaguar X-Type from North America - Comments

7th Jul 2010, 00:38

I feel horrible that my Jag lasted 4 years after reading previous comments.

2002 X-type 3.0 Sport A/T 15000 miles on it. It was 2006 when I bought it in Hawaii while I was stationed there.

The car never gave me issues except for some annoying electrical issues that have cost Sears a lot of money in Die-Hard international batteries.

Recently though, like 2009, I began commuting to school, and I think my Jag finally showed me its true colors after 4 years of pretty much no hassle (brakes are a pain though).

Gear box failure. I was like "What?", and now I am sitting here in the Sadcat club with a 3100 bill for rebuilding my tranny (with warranty).

Whoever is up for a class action I am down and have the legal support. Just need at least 20 cases of these transmissions being a threat.

25th Aug 2010, 14:12

I bought my 2002 Jag X-Type about 2 months ago, it was my dream car. I had a 2005 Scion XB that was reliable and such a great car.

The second day the Jag was in my hands, the 6th lower rod bearing went out. Having to deal with a disrespectful dealership was a nightmare, finally they found a conclusion that it needed a totally new engine. What a joke right?

It was only the 2nd day and they wouldn't give me my Scion back. You better have a warranty, now oil is starting to appear almost everywhere I park.

29th Aug 2010, 17:31

I bought my 2002 Jaguar X-type in October of 2008. The tranny went out in January 2009 and cost me $3500 (the dealership wanted $5000+). I was so shocked at the price of the tranny that I had it taken to a different shop because I thought the first one was trying to rip me off, boy was I wrong!

This car is a beautiful car and I have always wanted to own a Jaguar, but after having it for almost two years I am singing a different tune. The X-Type has cost me loads of money and stress on my life. My wife still loves this car but it has got to go! I will never buy a Jaguar again, ever!

When I talked with the mechanic who fixed my tranny he made the comment that he had fixed so many of these that he could do it blindfolded. I hope it lasts until we trade it in next spring.

If you are thinking of buying a 2002-2006 Jaguar X-Type, don't do it!

4th Oct 2010, 05:32

Well, I am expecting a call today to purchase a December 2002 Jaguar X-Type with 85.000 km (50.000 miles) for 9.000€ plus a VW Polo 1998.

I have always dreamed of having a Jaguar. After reading all the previous messages I am afraid of buying it and am thinking of keeping my old VW with 170.00 km (110.000 miles) and zero problems.

The dealer wants to give me 700€ for it.

I live in Lisbon, Portugal.

14th Oct 2010, 14:54

I have never thought I would be looking online about my car, but I was just wondering how long will my 2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0 last. After reading all the comments, I feel really, really lucky because I got 235,000 miles on mine and its barely giving me problems. I'm hoping to push this baby to at least 300,000.

17th Oct 2010, 22:41

Mine broke down 2 times in only a 3-4 month time frame! First the whole engine, then the fuel pump. Parts are high!

Stay away from a Jaguar, do not take the risk.

27th Oct 2010, 09:16

I have a X-Type, 2005 3.0 automatic with 32K miles and I started experiencing a solid noise when I was putting my car on reverse or pushing the gas pedal.

I took it to the Jaguar dealer at Madison NJ and they mentioned to me that the transfer case needs to be replaced. This happened in May this year. I complained to Jaguar because my warranty just ran out and a dealer in Dayton, OH performed a 40K miles revision finding no problems in March 2010. Jaguar provided me with the worst customer service oriented response, you are just out of warranty, sorry!

This is hard to believe, please do not buy any Jaguar, reliability and resale value sucks.

1st Nov 2010, 22:32

I purchased my first Jag X-Type.

I drove it for 9 months straight with no problem, but one day it ran hot. I put in a thermostat and it stalled and won't restart. The Jag dealership is trying to get it started. They are confused with it. They were working on it for 3 days. I can imagine what I will be charged. I will be buying me a Toyota now.

Too much money...

Good luck.

AR Leigh.

4th Feb 2011, 00:00

I purchased a 2003 X Type 3.0 in Jan 2010 with 61k miles. In less than a month, I had to replace the transfer case. The dealer replaced it, and with a few other repairs, walked out paying $5k in repairs (labor and parts).

In May 2010, transfer case started leaking, dealer said it's under warranty, replaced seal at transfer case.

In September 2010, transfer case started leaking again, dealer said, under 1 yr warranty, replaced "clips" and seal".

January 1, 2011, you guessed it, leak again, fortunately within year warranty, dealer replaced transfer case. Told me to bring it back by 26 Jan 2011 to check it as that was end of 1 yr warranty, no new warranty on the transfer case they just put in. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Love the car, the look etc, dealer has been very nice and sympathetic, I don't know if it is a good thing or b_ _ (don't want to say it) thing when everyone in Jag dealer (service reps and mechanic) know you personally. The loaner cars have been great, truck, 4 door etc. I paid a little extra and got a Jag XF on last visit, that will be my next car, love it!

16th Mar 2011, 11:25

Jaguar 2002 X Type 2.5.

I have just replaced the transfer case @ 75,000 miles $2,800. Numerous other problems: alternator replaced $1,000, wiper motor replaced $275, door locks do not work and on and on.

What a piece of junk!

28th Mar 2011, 21:04

OMG. I was about to buy the Jag X-Type, but after reading all this, I definitely will go for something else!

Thank you guys.

21st Apr 2011, 19:34

You could buy used rims and tires much cheaper than that on craigslist.

6th May 2011, 09:15

Wow.. that's nuts! You must not have owned a Jaguar X-Type. I've had mine for 6 years... and when I first bought it, luckily it had a manufacturer warranty, because it spent more time on the flat-bed tow truck to Jaguar than in my possession. I kept taking it in due to transmission issues, they kept giving it back to me, telling me that there was not an issue... guess what? As soon as the warranty expired, the transmission went. The problem is that they are famous for a piston cracking in the transmission, causing the clutch to fall apart and block the filter - not allowing the fluid to flow freely... what a mess! And it's over $3k to fix it.

The moon roof automatic open & close button doesn't work; the vent near the windshield popped out on the passenger side...

The car is pretty, and that's all it is. I would recommend you pass on your dream of owning one of these...