1998 Jaguar XK8 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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1998 Jaguar XK8 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID602093
 Internal NHTSA #10168076
 Model Year1998
 File date28/07/06
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemJaguar xk8. Vehicle with 54k miles always dealer services. Timing chain broke while driving, was able to get car out of traffic without incident. Contacted jaguar and they did not even acknowledge there was a problem. Jaguar has known the plastic timing chain guides to be defective. The have had two design revisions and now put a metal guide in the cars since 2002. Jaguar does not advise owners or dealers to replace the guides which even without their assistance i would have had done at $800. The defective guide causes the chain to break and valve damage, a $7k repair. The dealer and independent repair shops tell me they are repairing these all the time in low mileage engines 45-70k and the internet is littered with the same. Hard to believe jaguar has not been forced in to a recall or some type of voluntary repair program. Bottom line - engine part with known, documented defect, that causes catastrophic engine failure, with no action by the manufacturer. *jb
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure54000
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons
No. of fatalities
 Date of purchase15/06/05
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesY
Cruise controlY
Number of cylinders8
Drive train typeRWD
Transmission typeAUTO
 Vehicle speed35
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 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
Type of restraint
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 Dealer's ZIP code
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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