2005 Jaguar XJ Jaguar XJ 2005

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2005 Jaguar XJ repairs by problem area

Engine (38%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (13%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (27%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (13%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (3%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 78 repairs.
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2005 Jaguar XJ repair cost distribution

$2500+ (10%)

$1000 - $2499 (29%)

$500 - $999 (22%)

$100 - $499 (21%)

< $100 (19%)

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Chart based on 63 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2005 Jaguar XJ 4dr Sedan, ext.

supercharged 390hp 4.2L V8 6-speed automatic RWD

Jaguar XJ in Georgia, United States
Dec 2012 - Dec 2017
Oct 2013

137000 mi
Unspecified repair. 
Jul 2015

139000 mi

US $175
Replaced downstream oxygen sensor 
Sep 2015

139000 mi

US $125
Belt squeak on startup. Change 2 belts. This included blower motor belt. 
May 2016

140300 mi

US $850
eKnock sensor went bad. located under supercharger, which had to be removed. Two on engine, one bad, both changed. 
Aug 2017

143000 mi
Lean code. Unable to find it. Smoke tested, will check O2 sensors. The engine light is on. I get RESTRICTED PERFORMANCE within the first mile. But it goes away when I stop and usually does not come back on until I stop and start again. No one seems to be able to find the problem. 
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 
Jaguar XJ in Rhode Island, United States
Dec 2012 - Mar 2016
Jan 2013

70000 mi

US $1500
Heater core clogged 
Feb 2014

73000 mi

US $1200
Worn suspension control arms 
Nov 2014

77000 mi

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

78200 mi

US $500
Steering fluid hose leak and rear suspension control arm boots/squeaking from rear suspension 
Jan 2016

78000 mi

US $1200
Radiator connections cracked leaking fuel 
Jaguar XJ in California, United States
Dec 2012 - Dec 2014
Mar 2014

64000 mi

US $200
Aux coolant pump failure. No heat to 3 of 4 climate control zones. 

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2005 Jaguar XJ 4dr Sedan, ext.

294-horsepower 4.2L V8 6-speed automatic RWD

Jaguar XJ in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2014 - Sep 2016
Dec 2014

99200 mi

C $2200
water leak, engine malfunction - replaced waterpump, thermostat and housing. 
Feb 2015

102920 mi

C $1800
Replaced fan heater motor and rheostat control. 
Nov 2015

105400 mi

C $4000
both rear wheel bearings, 1 was seized, 1 worn, unable to remove assembly requiring a new hub carrier hood release cable broke, requiring to dismantle many parts to replace 
Sep 2016

115320 mi
Electrical system problems- drivers seat non operational, drivers airbag light on, passenger door open light on, battery drains dead. 
Jaguar XJ in Arizona, United States
Jun 2015 - Mar 2016
Nov 2015

136600 mi

US $250
ABS inop. replaced left front hub with built in tone ring. 
Jaguar XJ in Georgia, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2016
Apr 2016

110000 mi

US $550
Radiator spider inlet outlet replaced. 
Jun 2016

110000 mi

US $210
Engine misfire. Replaced all ignition coils and installed NGK spark plugs. Front air shock failure, both sides. 
Jaguar XJ in Iowa, United States
Feb 2017 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

178892 mi

US $14000
Replaced engine (long block),  replaced suspension parts 
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. 
Jaguar XJ in Florida, United States
Jan 2013 - Jun 2017
Apr 2013

78300 mi

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

80500 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 $1700
Throttle Body sensor was replaced Thermostat and water pump replaced. 
Mar 2017

109000 mi

US $457
Replace coil on #6 
Jaguar XJ in Washington, United States
Dec 2012 - Apr 2014
Jan 2014

117500 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. 

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2005 Jaguar XJ 4dr Sedan

supercharged 390hp 4.2L V8 6-speed automatic RWD

Jaguar XJ in Singapore
Dec 2009 - Jul 2018
May 2009

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

35916 mi

Engine Fan failure. Replaced 
Aug 2009

36316 mi

Throttle body failure. Replaced 
Sep 2009

37200 mi

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

38476 mi

Reprogramme transmission and transmission flush 
Nov 2009

38476 mi

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

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

48916 mi

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

48916 mi

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

61240 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

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

66960 mi

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

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. 
Oct 2015

77080 mi

Door lock mechanism intermittently not unlocking by the inside door handle. Have to use the door unlock button on the dashboard or the key fobto unlock the driver's door. Radio select button not working on the head unit. Need to use the steering remote button to switch from CD to radio. Windshield washers damaged during windscreen replacement due to age and brittleness of the plastic hose connectors. No spare parts available. 
Apr 2016

80380 mi

Both knock sensors replaced due to error code. Changed the under-supercharger water hose at the same time since the supercharger needs to come out to replace the knock sensors. All other water hoses that were difficult to reach also changed. 
Jun 2016

81220 mi

Problem with CD changer previously after replacing head unit. Built up car diagnostic computer system so as to be able to reconfigure car myself and fixed the problem. 
Aug 2016

82460 mi

Replaced oxygen sensors and installed uprated front anti-roll bar. 
Oct 2016

83700 mi

Changed the front suspension arm bushes due to wear and tear in the bushes. Originally diagnosed in the previous trip but was waiting for parts to come in. Supercharger coolant pump was malfunctioning intermittently. Pump was replaced with an uprated unit. 
Nov 2016

83900 mi

Air conditioning compressor failed. Took time to source for the replacement. Also repaired rear sunshade system with parts previously bought. 
May 2017

85560 mi

Replaced entire set of rear suspension arms due to wear and tear on the suspension bushes. This was found incidentally while dismantling the rear suspension for the installation of the upgraded differential and rear anti-roll bar. 
Mar 2018

89900 mi

Rear armrest pulled out with broken plastic mounting points. Replaced armrest myself with used spare. Replaced radiator cap 
Jun 2018

92380 mi

Fuel injector failure, then while fuel injectors were being replaced, mechanic noticed that there was an oil leak from the supercharger so supercharger seals had to be replaced. 
Jaguar XJ in Florida, United States
- Aug 2011
Aug 2011

62000 mi
replaced rt. ft. air shock and lower control arm 
Jaguar XJ in California, United States
Dec 2012 - Apr 2017
Dec 2014

150000 mi

US $400
Cooling pipe leaked 
Jaguar XJ in Quebec, Canada
Dec 2012 - Mar 2014
May 2013

107200 mi

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

108480 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 Ohio, United States
Dec 2012 - Mar 2014
Feb 2014

170100 mi

US $700
Starter and battery 

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