Jaguar F-Type Coupe (2014–)

What's good

Breathtaking good looks and outstanding handling.

R model will rival most supercars.

Cabin is classy and comfortable.

Boot will fit two sets of golf clubs.

What to watch out for

Expensive to run.

Ride can be rather hard.

Infotainment system feels dated.

6-11-2015: Reader report of dashboard message on 4k mile Jaguar F Type Coupe "Gear Box Fault" when he switched on the ignition. Possibly a problem with the brake pedal switch that tells the ECU to release the selector from Park.

22-5-2017: Complaint about fit of doors of new £73,000 Jaguar F-Type 400 Sport Coupe. Apparently also reported on F-Type owners forum.

28-9-2017: Copy of JLR Service Action Sheet received On Jaguar F-Type 2016 build Service Indicator Message not Displaying (Campaigns H007 / N010 / N020). SIM message not displaying. The issue lies with an incompatibility between the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) and the Instrument Cluster during certain starting conditions. The Instrument Cluster reads the service interval to judge if a message should be displayed at the point where Power mode changes to crank or engine running. Whilst ignition is in accessory mode, the PCM can return to sleep mode. It will then be re-awoken when cranking is requested and at that point will send out an initial value for mileage to service of 32,000km meaning the message will not appear.

12-4-2018: Report of pedestrian protecting ("PPS") bonnet deploying on 2015/65 reg Jaguar F-Type when going over a speed hump. JLR refuses any liability and dealer is quoting £5,000 for the repair.

18-6-2018: Litany of problems reporterd with used Jaguar F-Type purchased from Jaguar dealer on 29-1-2018 with 14,406 miles more £46,121: Vibrations from driver's door; play in nearside front wheel bearing; loose nearside front wing liner; no Jaguar sticker on n/s calliper; moisture in rear light clusters; ill fitting bonnet. These issues were all addressed on 21-5-2018, but owner told steering rack needed investrigation; very little tread on front tyres so these were replaced; Kwik-Fir then found that both n/s wheels were badly buckled (compensated for by excessiver numbers of weights); vibrations on light braking; steering rack then confirmed as needing replacement and also the differential needed further investigation due to a whining noise; passenger side of car found to have had paint.

23-8-2018: Report of engine failure in July 2018 of 2015 Jaguar F-Type bought used as an ex-demonstrator in March 2017 at 6,000 miles. Engine replaced by the supplying dealer after some delay, workmanship left a lot to be desired and new engine was not running smoothly.

22-1-2019: Report of suspension problems with 2017 Jaguar F Type Coupe 3.0 380 V6 Quickshift Auto R-Dynamic with adaptive dynamics as standard spec. Recently, owner noticed ride quality had deteriorated. Even allowing for 20 inch wheels as standard, the ride became harsher and more susceptible to any slight bump in the road (with a tendency to rock when going over any bump, particularly at lower speeds). Also, there was no discernible difference between the “dynamic” and “normal” settings. Jaguar road tested the car and agreed “it wasn’t right” and took it in under warranty. They ran a “software update” which seemed to temporarily resolve it. However after just 2 days the problem is back again.

25-5-2019: Report of 2017 Jaguar F-Type 2.0 V6 400 Coupe driven just 7700 miles in 2 years, starting to misfire has been with Jaguar workshop now for 24 days and they can't find what is wrong with it. Issue still unresolved at 1-6-2019.

6-6-2019: Report of fault developing with 2010 Jaguar XK X150 5.0 V8 at 101,000 miles that had been subject to extended dealer service intervals. This could become a general problerm with Jaguars and RangeRovers fitted with this engine. Yellow engine warning light on dash and restricted performance. OBD revealed code P0016: crank-cam position correlation fault. Jaguar dealer diagnosed that the engine was running rough on cold with timing fully advancing on driver's side bank to counter a timing problem. Suspected that timing chain has become slack due to premature wear on tensioners and guides. Replacement of timing chain involves dismantling front end of car: a 13 hour job (at Jaguar dealer prices - best part of £2k). Parts (timing chain kit and crank/cam sprockets) come to £2,600 which will be the same regardless of where it's being repaired as they must be Jaguar sourced. Full quote from Jaguar dealer £4,300. Recommended to change spark plugs, water pump and coolant at same time at a slight additional cost. Several independent Jag specialists consulted. Most won't attempt the job. Some had already had to do this a couple of times using specialist tools. Those that have had agreed that this is likely due to low viscosity 5W20 oil not providing sufficient lifetime protection. All suspect that this is going to become an emergent problem with the 5.0 V8 unit as cars approach higher mileages.

18-9-2019: Report of "mild knocking noise" on tick-over when starting an 11k mile 2017 Jaguar F-Type from cold. Appears to come from lower right of the engine.

Recalls

15-12-2014: Just-Auto.com warns of a USA recall of 272 LHD Jaguar F-Types built 25-8-2014 and 12-9-2014 because the front end accessory drive (FEAD) belt, power steering (PAS) pump pulley and/or battery positive cable at the alternator may detach. If the battery positive cable loosens, an electrical short may result, increasing the risk of a fire. If the FEAD belt looses or detaches, the vehicle may lose power assisted steering, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the affected engine mounted components for the proper threading and torque, correcting them as necessary, free of charge. This recall has already begun.

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