Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Jaguar F-Pace estate?
Some models may have been specified with enormous 22in alloy wheels that will definitely be susceptible to kerb damage. And the cost of either refurbishing or replacing one of those will be huge, so examine those wheels carefully.
The F-Pace is a big car and can be a challenge to fit into tight parking spaces. Front and rear parking sensors are standard to help you out, however, a rising window line and a rather small back window affect over-the-shoulder visibility. Check for any bodywork damage because this SUV is made mostly out of aluminium, which can cost more to repair than conventional steel.
There have been a few recalls relating to fuel leaks. The first is due to a fuel return hose that could leak on models made between 1 November 2016 and 6 April 2017. The second is for models constructed from 1 September 2016 and 17 August 2017 where a leak can originate from the fuel rail. In both cases, speak to a Jaguar dealer to find out if either affects your car.
A software glitch can cause the instrument cluster to go blank on some F-Pace models made between 17 August and 1 September 2017. An update performed at a dealership should be able to solve the problem.
Risk of fire
This recall is specific to 3.0-litre diesel models manufactured between 3 March and 15 June 2016 with a problem relating to the starter motor cable which could lead to melting surrounding plastic components and potentially cause a fire. Contact your local Jaguar dealer for further information because a replacement cable will need to be fitted.