The Jaguar XJ8 is long on pedigree, but short on true luxury attributes. We liked its smooth and responsive drivetrain, sporty handling, thoughtful interior detailing, and easy-to-use controls. But it can't match the luxurious ride and quietness of top-of-the-line class leaders. A good deal of noise enters the cabin and the XJ8 rides no better than a sedan costing thousands less.
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Reliability

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Overall Reliability
The 2006 Jaguar XJ has been recalled 3 times by NHTSA. View Recalls

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Recalls
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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
Sep 19 2006
IF THE LEVEL OF FUEL IS ABOVE THE FDM, JPM, OR CV APERTURES, FUEL MAY LEAK OUT OF THE TANK. A FUEL LEAK IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Summary:
SOME PASSENGER VEHICLES MAY HAVE FUEL TANKS IN WHICH THE FUEL DELIVERY MODULE (FDM), JET PUMP MODULE (JPM, AND/OR CLUSTER VALVE (CV) SEALS ARE NOT PROPERLY RETAINED IN THE FUEL TANK. THIS MAY RESULT IN ILLUMINATION OF THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL), OR A FUEL ODOR.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL TANKS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 31, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT JAGUAR AT 1-800-452-4827.
For more information:
JAGUAR RECALL NO. R726.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06V358000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6199
VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY
Jan 25 2006
IF THE GLASS SHATTERS, THERE IS A RISK OF INJURY TO THE VEHICLE OCCUPANTS.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN SEDANS EQUIPPED WITH MOONROOFS, A REINFORCEMENT BAR WAS INCORRECTLY ASSEMBLED SO THAT THE BAR MAY CONTACT THE GLASS IN THE MOONROOF. WHEN CLOSING A DOOR OR UPON SEVERE ROAD IMPACT, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE MOONROOF GLASS MAY SHATTER.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE MOONROOF FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 27, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT JAGUAR AT 1-800-452-4827.
For more information:
JAGUAR RECALL NO. R722.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06V018000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2675
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)
Nov 01 2005
CONSEQUENTLY 'PARK' MAY NOT ENGAGE WHEN THE LEVER IN THE VEHICLE IS MOVED TO 'PARK" AND ALL INDICATORS SHOW 'PARK' POSITION IS ACHIEVED.
Summary:
CERTAIN SEDANS MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH AN INCORRECTLY MANUFACTURED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION PARKING PAWL GUIDE PLATE.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE PARKING PAWL GUIDE PLATE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN NOVEMBER 22, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT JAGUAR AT 1-800-452-4827.
For more information:
JAGUAR RECALL NO. R525. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V503000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 493
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