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Jaguar XJ Common Problems and Solutions

DSC warning light

Problem:

The DSC warning light is for the driver stability control system and is related to an ABS problem. If this warning light has appeared on the dashboard, the most likely cause of this warning light is a faulty ABS sensor.

Models affected:

Solution:

You will need to run a diagnostic check to correctly identify exactly which wheel the faulty sensor is on. Once you have identified the faulty sensor, you will need to fit a replacement ABS sensor to fix the problem. We can help you find a replacement ABS sensor at a very low price. The video below will give you an idea how to replace an ABS sensor:

Difficulty level

4

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ABS Sensor

Part required

ABS Sensor

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Front doors rattling

Problem:

Are you noticing a rattling sound coming from the bottom of either of the front doors? If so, there are known issues with the door seals failing.

Models affected:

Solution:

You will need to replace the door seals to stop the rattling noise.

Difficulty level

3

DPF warning light

Problem:

Has the DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) warning light appeared on the dashboard? The DPF is responsible for removing harmful particles from the exhaust system and can get clogged up if the car is only used for short journeys around the town etc. Vehicles fitted with a DPF are not really suited to short journeys only.

Models affected:

Solution:

You can take the car onto a motorway and drive at about 2500rpm for about 10 miles to allow the DPF to get hot enough to burn off these unwanted particles. This should turn off the DPF warning light on the dashboard.

Difficulty level

1

Rear lights condensated

Problem:

The rear lights on the latest version of the XJ (2010-onwards) are a very complex shape and are prone to water getting inside the lens. This leads to build up of condensation.

Models affected:

Solution:

You will need to get new seals fitted to stop any moisture getting inside the lens.

Difficulty level

3

Reading these common Jaguar XJ problems should help you find out what is wrong with your Jaguar XJ – or just what to look out for in the future. We’ll also give suggestions on what to do if your Jaguar XJ does have one of these issues.