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.
Alerts
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Reliability

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Overall Reliability
The 2010 Jaguar XJ has been recalled 2 times by NHTSA. View Recalls

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Recalls
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AIR BAGS
Jun 22 2017
In the event of a crash, the incorrect calibration may not activate the air bag deployment as intended, increasing the risk of injury.
Summary:
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC (Jaguar) is recalling certain 2010-2011 XJ vehicles. If, while servicing the vehicle, the vehicle does not successfully receive an update to the Restraint Control Module (RCM) software, the default air bag calibration settings may be incorrect.
What should you do:
Jaguar will notify owners, and dealers will update the RCM with the latest software, free of charge. The recall began on August 15, 2017. Owners may contact Jaguar customer service at 1-800-452-4827. Jaguar's number for this recall is H034.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V394000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4926
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER
Nov 12 2010
IF THE WIPER ARMS LOSE SYNCHRONIZATION AND CLASH, THEY COULD DETACH FROM THE VEHICLE, REDUCING A DRIVER'S VISIBILITY AND INCREASING THE RISK OF CRASH.
Summary:
JAGUAR IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010-2011 XJ VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 28, 2009, THROUGH NOVEMBER 3, 2010. THE FRONT WIPER ARMS TO SPINDLE FIXINGS WERE NOT TORQUED TO SPECIFICATION DURING MANUFACTURING. AS A RESULT, THE SECURING NUTS COULD FAIL TO PERFORM AS INTENDED, RESULTING IN A LOSS OF WIPER ARM SYNCHRONIZATION AND A CLASH OF THE WIPER ARMS.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL ENSURE THE WIPER ARMS ARE FITTED SECURELY ONTO THE SPINDLE AND THE SECURING NUTS WILL BE TIGHTENED TO THE CORRECT TORQUE. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 13, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT JAGUAR AT 1-800-637-6837.
For more information:
JAGUAR SAFETY RECALL NO. J019.OWNERS 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 <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V578000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6475
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