Used Jaguar XF Sportbrake 2016-present review

Advice for buyers

Used Jaguar XF Sportbrake 16-present
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Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Jaguar XF estate?

It’s early days for the XF Sportbrake as far as problems are concerned. There have been issues with the electrical systems based around the sat-nav and the infotainment, so check those carefully. And it’s a large car, so check the front and rear of the car very carefully for any scuffs or dents picked up in car parks. Also, look at the large alloy wheels to make sure they haven’t picked up any kerb damage.


Used Jaguar XF Sportbrake 16-present

What are the most common problems with a used Jaguar XF estate?

Engine might cut out and fail to restart

The engine might not restart because of the low-pressure fuel line falling off on cars built between 1 April 2015 and 25 February 2016. Affected vehicles are to fit a different retaining clip to prevent the hose from detaching.

Airbags might not deploy as intended

Affected vehicles, produced between 1 February 2017 and 8 January 2018, are to have updated software installed by a Jaguar dealer to make sure that the airbags deploy as intended in a collision.

Potential fuel leak

Some XFs manufactured from 1 November 2016 and 6 April 2017 had an issue with fuel lines chafing and potentially causing a fuel leak. Dealers are to inspect affected cars, install additional retaining clips and replace any damaged fuel lines they find.

Diesel fuel leak

Another fuel leak, but this one is for cars constructed between 20 April 2015 and 23 May 2016. It's caused by a misrouted fuel pipe that can chafe and potentially lead to a fuel leak. The Jaguar dealer is to reroute the pipe and replace any damaged lines.

Inner sill might be cracked

A small number of cars built between 8 December 2016 and 14 December 2016 could have a cracked left side inner sill. If the dealer inspects the car and finds cracks, Jaguar is to repurchase the car and supply a replacement.

Vehicle fails to meet CO2 levels

Certain XF models produced between 1 September 2016 and 5 July 2018 might have a problem emitting the correct levels of CO2. The Jaguar dealer is to update the engine software to rectify this.

Instrument cluster may go blank

A software issue on vehicles made between 1 September 2016 and 17 August 2017 can lead to the instrument cluster going blank intermittently. Affected vehicles are to have the latest software installed to sort this issue.

No occupancy detection mat fitted 

The front passenger seat of some XFs made between 14 February 2017 and 11 April 2017 didn't have an occupancy mat fitted to warn the driver of an unbuckled passenger. Affected vehicles are to have this mat fitted by a Jaguar dealer.

Is a used Jaguar XF estate reliable?

In the latest What Car? Reliability Survey, the XF came bottom in the list of luxury cars, with a score of 81.9%. Jaguar as a brand didn't do particularly brilliant either, finishing 28th out of 31 manufacturers.

If you want to see the full results of the What Car? Reliability Survey, you can do so by clicking here.

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