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2002 X-type Jaguar with 2.6 -- check engine light came on

The check engine light came on 2 days ago. The car seems to occasionally buck when shifting under light to moderate acceleration. The engine light does not flash. The only message being shown is that the cruise control is disabled. However, the cruise control works fine.
Lent the car out, and gas fillup may have been with regular perhaps with water in it. I just put in injector cleaner and a half tank of premium.
Car has 97K on it. Has never done anything like this.
Is this a case of bad gas? or something else.
Will go to autozone and get the codes tomorrow.
David

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My 2002 x-type did the exact same thing on many occasions and had many repeated trips to the dealership. This problem was ultimately cased by cracked hoses in the car's vacuum system (which is used in the cruise control and brakes). 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.

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Thanks for the info. Will have the dealer check the vacuum lines.

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