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.
What are the most common problems with a used Jaguar XF estate?
Airbags might not deploy as intended
Affected vehicles, produced between 1 February 2017 and 8 January 2018, should 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. Affected cars will need to be inspected, have additional retaining clips installed, and have any damaged fuel lines replaced.
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. Any damaged lines will need to be replaced by a Jaguar dealer.
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 this area and finds cracks, your car will need to be replaced.
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. A software update to the engine should 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 will need a software update 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 should have this mat fitted by a Jaguar dealer.
Is a used Jaguar XF estate reliable?
In the latest What Car? Reliability Survey, the XF managed a mid-table finish in the luxury car class, but Jaguar as a brand didn't do particularly well, ranking in 21st place out of 31 manufacturers - although that does put it ahead of Audi and Mercedes.
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