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Cruise control Whenever it gets cold my check engine light comes on and the message center reads cruise control not available and the car sputters occassionally as I accelerate speeds. Any idea what is causing it?

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  • shandee1 Oct 29, 2008

    I have the same problem. It has to do with the knock sensor. It will cause your car to not perform at it's full performance. Jaguar told me either the knock sensor is bad or the wires are freyed. Either way it is hard to get to and an expensive fix. $1200.00. I have been driving with mine like that for around a year. My cruise still works even though it says it won't. It doesn't do as good on gas though.

  • zgaray Oct 30, 2008

    This morning I got into my car and the same thing happened. The cruise control indicated cruise not available and my check engine light appeared. by driving the car this way will it cause more damage to the engine? I still have the 30 day warranty with the dealer, they should fix the issue.

  • tabate Nov 12, 2008

    I also have a bad knock sensor and have the same symptoms you have described. Does anyone know exactly where the knock sensor is located?

  • micmee Dec 02, 2008

    I was sitting still, with engine running, and got a cruise control not available message. (I had leaned over to close the passenger door, and may have hit the cruise control) Then amber engine light came on. What now??

  • divineladie Dec 07, 2008

    When its cold the engine light comes on and the "cruise not available" light comes on. car acts as if it wants to cut off. Luches and hesitates upon acceleration. Engine light stays on.

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2008

    Engine light came on and the message center reads cruise control not available and the car sputters occassionally as I accelerate speeds. Then everyting went back to normal but the amber light is still on. what do i do?

  • chicholo Jan 22, 2009

    I have the same exact problem. It got cold, Engine Malfunction light came on, cruice control out/not working came on, and car jitlted a bit once i drove it. This seems like a common jag problem, as I read all the search engines i have looked at. You would think a recall would be in order to fix this. Thanks for al the other posts. It's nice to know what to do.

  • Anonymous Apr 18, 2009

    i have the same thing. i have 2002 jaguar x type sport. when i turned it on yesterday in the morning the car was idling very rough and sputtering with the car in drive but without putting any throttle. the cars check engine came on and then the cruise not available came up but then after driving for a few mintutes then all of a sudden the cruise not available went away. then came on again after a few miles i dont know what the problem is i plugged in a computer and got two codes P1000 and P1603 i just want to get this over with and the car has 71k.



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Replace the 2 large rubber o-rings in the intake manifold - passenger side - behind the 2 large plastic valves with electrical connectors. probably 3 or 4" in diameter.

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  • Darrin Taylor Dec 15, 2010

    I also have engine overheat and cruise not avail after driving for about an hour,,,does replacing the 'O' rings on air intake manifold solve this problem?
    Goes into limp mode,cruise is still avail even though it says it is not. I can still acc and srive normally just can't acc quickly.



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