The automatic door locks, including the trunk, only function occasionally.
The antenna sticks periodically.
Two sets of brake pads for the front wheels have been required.
A complete set of belts was needed recently.
A coolant hose running under the fuel rail needed replacing after it ruptured at speed. During this repair the thermostat was replaced along with the associated gasket.
An upper air hose needed replacing due to dry rot and age.
New tires all around including, except for the spare, were added at 133,000 miles.
Some of the interior lights have been replaced. You know, those little tiny bulbs for the trip computer are expensive!
Not all of the radio lights work, but I don't mind.
My Jag has recently begun to hesitate during acceleration and several fault codes have popped up.
And lastly, those pesky automatic seat belts have both broken. I don't like the automatic feature anyway, so they will stay broken!
This is the first Jaguar I have owned. Since my childhood I have wanted one and my dream is fulfilled. I knew that these were luxurious cars, but, o my! I was not prepared for the complete feeling of "rightness" when I first drove my car. I have owned many nice cars. My Sovereign exceeds them all. You Brits certainly did it right! We Yanks think a Cadillac is nice, but there is no comparison to a Jaguar!
I am not surprised by some of the repairs I have had to do. I expect things to need replacing on a car that is 14 years old (mine was manufactured 8/89). Despite these minor problems, I will most likely own this one until it rots away from underneath me.
The car handles well in rain or snow despite it weight. It remains nimble and quiet even under the worst of road conditions. The interior is roomy and comfortable with just the right comfort to the seats. I will soon be driving 4000 miles round trip and I look forward to taking my Jag.