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.
What are the most common problems with a used Jaguar F-Pace estate?
Some early examples made up to 12 April 2016 with an automatic gearbox could be fitted with a driveshaft that's too short, which could fall out and result in a loss of drive. Find out if your car is affected because it'll need to have this part replaced.
Crankshaft pulley bolt
The bolt holding the crankshaft pulley onto the engine has been found to fracture on some F-Pace models built between 12 October and 11 December 2018. If this applies to your car, it'll need to have this bolt replaced by a technician at a Jaguar dealer.
A number of examples manufactured between 9 November 2016 and 5 July 2018 have been found to produce too much CO2, and will require a software update to limit the amount produced. Find out more by speaking with a Jaguar dealer for further information.
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.
Is a used Jaguar F-Pace estate reliable?
In our latest What Car? Reliability survey the Jaguar F-Pace came in at 17th out of 22 cars in the large and luxury SUV class. Jaguar as a brand seems to be improving compared with previous survey results, although it still only managed a mediocre score of being 21st out of 31 car manufacturers.
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