I have a 2003 X type2.5L that just reached 80,000 miles. For the last two weeks it has been telling me all kinds of things. Began with gearbox fault and engine light. Computer scan showed nothing. Then it began saying cruise control fault and engine light came on again. We discovered the battery was bad and replaced it. Then about a week later the engine light came on again and Cruise control fault re-lite. Scan said Mass air flow sensor, but they couldn't explain the warning lights. Now I had alt. cked and it said that it was putting out too much power, around 15 amp instead of the regular 12. They thought it was the main computer going bad. Any ideas??? The car seems to be running ok.
My 2002 x-type did the exact same thing on many occasions and had many repeated trips to the dealership. My "cruse not available" problem was ultimately cased by cracked hoses in the car's vacuum system (which is used in the cruise control and brakes among other things). Have the dealer check the vacuum lines and the breather hose (mine had completely collapsed). Chances are they are leaking and causing your car to "buck" and the cruise to not work. Don't ignore this as it will affect the functionality of your brakes too over the longer term.
I also had the "gearbox fault" with mine at around 75,000 miles. Unfortunately I don't have great news on this one. I took it to the dealer and they had to replace the transmission in the x-type. Luckily for me, I had purchased the extended warranty on the car (due to it's many previous visits to the dealership under the factory warranty) and it was covered.
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When the warning light is on, you need to take it somewhere to get the computer scanned for trouble codes. Most auto parts stores can do it for free in hopes of selling you some parts. With the codes someone can begin the process of diagnosis.
their are no signs taht you can see ,i normally say 80/90 th kms in a dry hot climate and 20,000kms more in a cooler damper climate .The belts tend to dry out quicker in a dry climate ,if you remove the covers and see cracking at the base of the teeth of the belt then is the time to start to think about changing it ,cracking on the outside is not a major problem as this can appear on a belt after a small amount of use as i have seen this after a couple of weeks of changing a belt myself
whenever the computer sees a problem it stores a code, this code will tell you where the problem is, this cant be major its only got 43k on it, check your gas cap and make sure its tight, a loose or missing gas cap will turn the light on, if its loose tighten it and drive for a week and it will reset if it tight then go to an autopart store many of them scan the compuetr for free and give you the cide or codes , also one more thing, this is a federal law that dealers must warranty certian emmission control parts for 8 years or 80,000 miles, so if the code is something like an o2 sensor thats warranty part, hope this helps.
The change in temperature from Las Vegas to Alaska could have resulted in condensation building up in your fuel tank. Also you could have gotten some diesel fuel contaminated with water. The transmission oil should be changed as per manufactures suggestion or at least every 50,00 miles especially if you are towing.
well the first thing you need to do is to pull the stored codes in the computer and see what they say and then go from there, this could be a speed sensor or a trany going bad , i dont know if this is an automatic or standard trany, start with the codes from the check engine light, autozone car parts store will scan the computer at no charge,
yes i had the same issue at my body shop sorrento hit in the back They saids the same thing but you must call the insurance company again keep going up the ladder as they say tell what going on how many miles you had driven it it was making noise after the accident and so on. They will get it covered for you especially hit like that i bet it was atleast a 6 or 7000.00 repair/ Bull again call the insurance company who took care of you!/ Please rate my response thank you very much