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2005 Jaguar XJ repairs by problem area

Chart based on 53 repairs.

2005 Jaguar XJ repair cost distribution

Chart based on 16 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2005 Jaguar XJ 4dr Sedan, ext.

supercharged 390hp 4.2L V8 6-speed automatic RWD

Jaguar XJ in Rhode Island, United States
Dec 2012 - Jun 2015
Jan 2013

64300 mi

US $1500
Heater core clogged 
Feb 2014

73000 mi

US $1200
Worn suspension control arms 
Nov 2014

77000 mi

US $500
Hood release lever replaced Replaced control module for headlight 
Apr 2015

78300 mi

US $500
Steering fluid hose leak and rear suspension control arm boots/squeaking from rear suspension 
Jaguar XJ in Minnesota, United States
Oct 2013 - Jun 2014
Nov 2013

69000 mi

US $12
Steering Gear Squeak 
Jun 2014

69000 mi

US $100
Replaced Door seal Driver and Passenger front 

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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
Dec 2012 - Apr 2014
Jan 2014

128000 mi

US $200
Leaking transmission pan seal. Fix was relatively trivial. Only repair I've had on this car in 5 years. 
Jaguar XJ in Illinois, United States
Dec 2012 - Dec 2013
Nov 2012

50600 mi

US $1000
Needed new transmission line - started leaking trans fluid. $280 part plus 5 hours labor. 
May 2013

55000 mi

US $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. 
Aug 2013

56000 mi

US $700
Needed new brake pads and rotors 
Jaguar XJ in Florida, United States
Jan 2013 - Jun 2015
Apr 2013

78300 mi

US $2900
Both front air shocks we replaced under extended warranty, $2700, flushed brake fluid, 200. 
Aug 2013

80000 mi

US $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. 
Jun 2014

85000 mi

US $160
replaced rear differential 
Sep 2014

88000 mi

US $2680
Throttle Body sensor was replaced Thermostat and water pump replaced. 
Jaguar XJ in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2012 - Mar 2013
Mar 2013

50000 mi
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. 

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2005 Jaguar XJ 4dr Sedan

supercharged 390hp 4.2L V8 6-speed automatic RWD

Jaguar XJ in Ohio, United States
Dec 2012 - Mar 2014
Feb 2014

171700 mi

US $700
Starter and battery 
Jaguar XJ in Georgia, United States
Dec 2012 - Dec 2014
Oct 2013

137000 mi
Unspecified repair. 
Jaguar XJ in Quebec, Canada
Dec 2012 - Mar 2014
May 2013

107100 mi

C $1300
Cooling hose under the supercharger was perforated. 
Jul 2013

109080 mi
Changed the Xenon light which is quite a challenge for a Jaguar. 
Feb 2014

115320 mi

C $1900
Front passenger shock does not inflate anymore and has to be replaced. Car on limp mode. 
Mar 2014

115320 mi

C $800
They had to replace the height sensor. 
Jaguar XJ in Singapore
Dec 2009 - Jun 2015
May 2009

$1800
Radiator change due to radiator leak. Air Filter housing change due to broken latches not securing filter housing properly 
Jul 2009

35916 mi

$1300
Engine Fan failure. Replaced 
Aug 2009

36516 mi

$1800
Throttle body failure. Replaced 
Sep 2009

37200 mi

$500
Gear box fluid seal leak. Replace gearbox valve body seals and change fluids. 
Oct 2009

38476 mi

$400
Reprogramme transmission and transmission flush 
Nov 2009

38476 mi

$900
General service and full fluid replacements, brake fluid, coolant, transmission, replacement. 
Dec 2010

49600 mi
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. 
Jan 2011

49600 mi
While waiting for new radiator and oil seals, supercharger seals and ?waste gate were replaced as they were worn / leaking. 
Feb 2011

49600 mi
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.  
Mar 2011

49600 mi

$10000
All shock absorbers and air pump replaced. Several calibration sessions followed until satisfactory in June. 
May 2011

48916 mi

$1100
Replace transmission fluid hard piping and anti-roll bar bushes (again, due to noise 2nd time in 2 years) 
Jul 2011

48916 mi

$50
Wheel alignment done finally after suspension problems resolved. 
Mar 2013

60140 mi
Supercharger replacement due to loud bearing whine. This was done together with transmission repairs. 
May 2013

61340 mi
Air suspension not leveling properly. Took the entire time to troubleshoot and observe and replace suspension sensors and recalibrate system. 
Aug 2013

62620 mi

$700
Air shock ruptured leaving the car suspension flat. Car had to be towed to the workshop. 
Mar 2014

66960 mi

$1500
Oil leak from engine Transmission seal leak. In car entertainment system problem. Radio button wouldn't work. Drivers's door handle won't open locked door from the inside. We changed the drivers' interior door latch/lock which had a broken return spring but that didn't solve the problem. We're now waiting for an updated ids computer system. Air suspension leak problem. 
Jun 2014

68820 mi

$500
Third of 4 air shock absorbers leaking over the past 9 months. Decided to convert to coil spring system as the air spring system is too unreliable. 

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2005 Jaguar XJ Repair Histories

33 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2005 Jaguar XJ. 14 of these members (42.4%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 53 repairs to 2005 Jaguar XJs--an average of 1.6 per vehicle--have been reported.

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