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2005 Jaguar XJ Problems and Repair Histories

29 TrueDelta members own a 2005 Jaguar XJ. 9 of these members (31%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 32 repairs to 2005 Jaguar XJs--an average of 1.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2005 Jaguar XJ problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2005 Jaguar XJ problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2005 Jaguar XJ problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2005 Jaguar XJ repairs by problem area

31% of the 2005 Jaguar XJ repairs were to the engine, 25% to the transmission, 3% to the brakes, 34% to the suspension, 3% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, and 3% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 32 repairs.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2005 Jaguar XJ 4dr Sedan, ext.

supercharged 390hp 4.2L V8 6-speed automatic RWD

Jaguar XJ in Rhode Island, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2012 64000    
64300 1500 Heater core clogged 
73000 1200 Worn suspension control arms 
73000  

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2005 Jaguar XJ 4dr Sedan, ext.

294-horsepower 4.2L V8 6-speed automatic RWD

Jaguar XJ in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2012 115000    
128000 200 Leaking transmission pan seal. Fix was relatively trivial. Only repair I've had on this car in 5 years. 
130000  
Jaguar XJ in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
1000 Needed new transmission line - started leaking trans fluid. $280 part plus 5 hours labor. 
55000 100 Took car in for oil and filter change. Driving home I stopped at gas station and upon leaving gas station I could not get car out of reverse - trans was stuck in reverse. Tow back to dealer, told a bolt came loose, known issue but no recall. 
56000 700 Needed new brake pads and rotors 
60000  
Jaguar XJ in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2012 50000    
50000 0 Engine was suffering rough starts. Problem was traced to damaged fuel injectors (6 out of 8 cylinders). Injectors were ultrasonically cleaned, but remained pitted. Traded for a 2012 XJ. 
Jaguar XJ in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2013 77000    
78300 2900 Both front air shocks we replaced under extended warranty, $2700, flushed brake fluid, 200. 
80000 2400 replace upper ball joints, 4 wheel alignment, front end control arms replaced, replaced right and left rear sway bar, stabilizing links and tie-rod ends, reprogram transmission shift module. All done under extended warranty. 
85000  

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2005 Jaguar XJ 4dr Sedan

supercharged 390hp 4.2L V8 6-speed automatic RWD

Jaguar XJ in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 replaced rt. ft. air shock and lower control arm 
Jaguar XJ in Quebec, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2012 102920    
107100 1300 Cooling hose under the supercharger was perforated. 
109080 0 Changed the Xenon light which is quite a challenge for a Jaguar. 
115320 1900 Front passenger shock does not inflate anymore and has to be replaced. Car on limp mode. 
115320 800 They had to replace the hight sensor. 
Jaguar XJ in Singapore
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
1800 Radiator change due to radiator leak. Air Filter housing change due to broken latches not securing filter housing properly 
1300 Engine Fan failure. Replaced 
1800 Throttle body failure. Replaced 
500 Gear box fluid seal leak. Replace gearbox valve body seals and change fluids. 
400 Reprogramme transmission and transmission flush 
900 General service and full fluid replacements, brake fluid, coolant, transmission, replacement. 
0 Slow oil leak from sump area of engine. Gaskets replaced and car serviced. Transmission cooler leak into radiator. Radiator was replaced. Radiator was only about 15 months old and was replaced previously in 2009 due to a leak. 
0 While waiting for new radiator and oil seals, supercharger seals and ?waste gate were replaced as they were worn / leaking. 
0 Car sat idle at the workshop from Dec to February due to lack of spare parts locally, resulting in air suspension imbalance. Repeated calibration was not successful. This dragged on until March.  
10000 All shock absorbers and air pump replaced. Several calibration sessions followed until satisfactory in June. 
1100 Replace transmission fluid hard piping and anti-roll bar bushes (again, due to noise 2nd time in 2 years) 
50 Wheel alignment done finally after suspension problems resolved. 
60140 0 Supercharger replacement due to loud bearing whine. This was done together with transmission repairs. 
61340 0 Air suspension not leveling properly. Took the entire time to troubleshoot and observe and replace suspension sensors and recalibrate system. 
62620 700 Air shock ruptured leaving the car suspension flat. Car had to be towed to the workshop. 
65100  
Jaguar XJ in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2012 135000    
137000 0 Unspecified repair. 

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