Question about 2002 Jaguar X-Type
Car is regularly serviced, just had major 70,000 mile work up. Car is not driving any differently since light went on. Manual says "specialized diagnostic equipment required to repair such faults.". I can not get it to someone for a day or two. Is it safe to drive? and if so, for how long or about how many miles?
As long as the check engine light is not flashing, it is safe to drive the car. However, you always want to have diagnostics run as soon as possible. I had a problem with my x-type before where the check engine light would come on but performance was not affected. Turned out to be a faulty gas tank cap. From other sources I have found out one other common problem is the hoses under the plastic engine block cover. They tend to crack easily.
To be able to assist you better, we do need to find out why the check engine light came on. There are plenty of places (AutoZone is one of them) that will hook your car up to a diagnostic computer for free. That should give you a better idea as to where the problem might be originating from. If you can, post the result of a diagnostic test here. I might be able to help you better once I have that information.
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Posted on Mar 27, 2009
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