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Jaguar X Parts and Jaguar X Accessories

Seven Things You Need to Know about the Jaguar X

  • The Jaguar X instantly gained popularity during the time of its introduction in 2002. It was all because of its all-wheel drive feature, which is considered as a pioneer in the entry-level, luxury-sedan category. Not even the huge car manufacturers from Germany and Japan had that innovation in their cars. It was indeed a great feat for Jaguar X.

  • The 2001 Jaguar X was the last Jaguar vehicle designed by the world-renowned designer Geoff Lawson. Mr. Lawson served as the Director of Styling in the company for 15 years. He won several recognitions for the designs he made for Jaguar. He died in June 1999.

  • In 2004, Jaguar released an estate or a station wagon version of the Jaguar X. This was the first series-production estate manufactured by the company. This version was known as the "Sportswagon" in North America. For Ian Callum, the current Design Director for Jaguar, the wagon was a very memorable vehicle because it was the first Jaguar vehicle he designed.

  • The Jaguar X was produced under Ford's ownership. This business venture paved the way for Jaguar to expand its range of vehicles. Throughout this venture, Ford and Jaguar shared a common distribution, dealerships, and sales network. Both of them even used the same facility at Halewood, Merseyside, England to produce Jaguar X parts and accessories.

  • In the 2001 Geneva Motor Show, The Jaguar X was named as the Most Significant Car by AutoWeek. It triumphed over huge competitors such as the 2002 Honda Civic Type R and the 2001 BMW 3 Series Compact.

  • On the year of introduction, the Jaguar X was billed as the "Baby Jaguar" because at that time, it was the smallest Jaguar ever built. Its body and frame were based on the Ford Mondeo II platform. This model was highly recognizable by its unique wedge-shaped exterior, which was seven inches less than the S-type model.

  • The estate version of the Jaguar X known as the Sportswagon was the first Jaguar vehicle that was powered by a diesel engine. But Americans did not welcome it with open arms. The environmentalists worried a lot about the hazardous effects of diesel fuel in the ecosystem. Because of such issues, Jaguar decided not to sell diesel-powered Sportswagon in the USA.

Jaguar X Articles

  • Common Mechanical and Technical Issues in a Jaguar X 17 January 2013

    In 2002, Jaguar released its first luxury sedan-the Jaguar X. It was the first all-wheel drive car in the entry-level, sedan category during that time. That's why it became an instant hit. In the British and American car markets, the Jaguar X was a huge competitor against its prominent rivals like the BMW 3-series and Mercedes Benz models. But despite its popularity, Jaguar still received a number of complaints from Jaguar X owners. It was not a perfect all-wheel-drive sedan after all. Here are some of the most common Jaguar X trouble spots:


    Brakes

    Most number of complaints point to brake problems, especially among manual-transmission Jaguar X models. A lot of car owners found the hand brakes unreliable, because they didn't have strong brake bite. In 2002 and 2003, Jaguar issued a recall and encouraged the owners of the affected vehicle to bring their car to their respective dealership to have the faulty parts replaced.

    The second brake-related issue involved the 2005 to 2008 Jaguar X versions. The diagnosis pointed to poor-quality bushings installed at the back of the suspension knuckle. This flaw resulted in reduced braking force, especially when the brakes were applied while the car was moving at low speeds.


    Steering

    Noise became a major issue in the steering assembly of most Jaguar X models produced between 2002 and 2008. Leaks in the steering rack and in other parts of the steering system were the main cause of squeaking noises whenever the driver maneuvers the wheel.


    Turn signal lights

    The recall that was issued on January 16, 2003 was due to the malfunctioning turn signal lights. Drivers noticed that even though the light indicators on the dash were blinking, the external lights were not. Jaguar ordered the authorized dealerships to inspect and replace the defective Jaguar X parts to ensure the proper functioning of the turn signal lights.


    Ignition

    A lot of Jaguar X owners experienced extremely slow engine start ups and other ignition problems. This problem was common among 2002 models. The culprit was the original 30-amp fuse installed in 2002 Jaguar versions. Because the fuse was not compatible with the car's electrical system, it blew off often. The ignition trouble was fixed through the automobile recall issued by the company. Dealers replaced the 30-amp fuse with a 15-amp fuse.