Question about 2002 Jaguar X-Type

1 Answer

Jaguar 2002 X-type - Engine dies - electrical problems

While driving, instrument panel stops working, car starts beeping, engine dies. Car will not respond to attempts to restart engine. Fuses found to be burned out in engine compartment panel and under dash panel. Mechanics diagnose problem as possibly being from alarm system, ignition, radio amplifier or instrument panel. Has happened four times now and have had to be towed. (One time was not able to get car into neutral even though key was in ignition switch and turned on.) Any ideas of what we should do? Any way to diagnose where the problem is from? Not willing to drive car anywhere because of risk of having engine die in high traffic. Car currenly at mechanics who are not sure how to proceed without taking each component out one by one to check for shorts.

Posted by on

  • 2 more comments 
  • lvc3 Oct 30, 2008

    I have a similar problem. While driving home, instrument panel started to blink and readouts turned to dashes. Fortunately go home but car will not start next morning. Towed car on flatbed to Jaguar dealership who claims it needs a new instrument cluster ($1200). My 2002 Jag X-type just turned 40,000 miles. Car was purchased certified pre-owned from Jag dealership. Unfortunately, extended warranty expired 3 months prior to problem.

  • drrrlove Nov 07, 2008

    Have similar problem, but without instrument panel problem. Driving down road the car will stall, then will not start for about 10 min. Changed crank sensor this solve the problem for about 7 months. Now doing it again but will not stay running. I have changed the crank censor again. Have you found an answer to this problem?

  • j85j85 Nov 13, 2008

    I've had a delay in the activation of my instruments upon starting for approx. two weeks. today, was driving and the car shut off. It would not restart, or do anything electrically related. Roll up windows, go in to neutral etc. The dome lite worked as well as the beeping warning signal. It has also been eating radio fuses regularly...

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    Jaguar X300 P REG,car wont start, engine wont turn over, secondary bulb light is on, no interior lights or indicators working however the electric seats work without the key in ignition. Also the alarm is playing up.


1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 3 Answers

I have not got a jag yet, I am thinking about buying one I have owned bmws and audis. ALL CARS FROM europe have electircal probs. I dont know why, this prob sounds like a ground prob. I would check the controil mode on the firewall. Bmws always had a fuse there that would short out on the hood and cause the same prob. I just moved the fuse panel/controil down lower and never had the prob again. I know bmw are different but a car is a car.

Posted on Nov 07, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

2002 jaguar xj8 when I drive it won't go over 3000rpm

Jaguar wont rev 3000 rpm Questions & Answers - Fixya > Forum > Tags > wont rev 3000 rpm
1998 Jaguar XJ8 won't rev over 3000 rpm ... Wont go beyong 3000 Revs s type 2001, wont go beyond 3000 Revs and it' in limp ... Question about 2002 X-Type ... My jaguar xjr8 year 2000 battery went dead started car went for short drive back ...

Jaguar engine cuts 3000 rpm Questions & Answers - Fixya > Forum > Tags > engine cuts 3000 rpm
1998 Jaguar XJ8 won't rev over 3000 rpm ... engine cuts out and shudders at 3000 rpm won't accelerateobd code p0332 2002 jaguar x type 3.0 l P0332 - Knock ... Car is boging out in park and will not go over ... driving, don't worry about it.

Rev Won't go up

Dec 15, 2015 | Jaguar Cars & Trucks

3 Answers

Engine cutting out

Carburettor checkup and Tuning is necessary. Engine cuts in slow speed, so also check the accelerator wire.

Oct 09, 2008 | 2002 Volkswagen Passat

1 Answer

When I drive over 50 mph and stop, I get messages 'engine system default' and 'transmission system default'. The car slows down, but does not completely die out. I turn it off and am amble to restar

Sounds like you have lost overdrive. Most cars go into to limp mode with engine and transmission problems. Limp mode is reduced engine power and the transmission only shifts to certain gears. Keeps people from totally destroying the drive train.

Nov 08, 2014 | 2002 Jaguar X-Type

1 Answer

F18 fuse keep on short circuiting

find what fuse 18 runs and check it for a dead short. If it is a fuel pump fuse check the fuel pump for seized or dead short.

Dec 28, 2013 | 2002 Jaguar X-Type

1 Answer

I have a 2002 xtype jag. It will just die while I am driving! It will restart, and I have had to throw it into neutral to restart because I am in traffic! Only once, after stalling four times in one...

The Jaguar has a number of electrical problems...among which is a worse problem than you have right now. It can select reverse when idling at a stop !

The emergency brake can also automatically apply its self at any speed .

These are among some of the recalls and bulletins issued by Jaguar.

Go to to find out about a subscription for DIY on you car along with recalls, tech bulletins, tutorials, spec's and the like. Money well spent for a car like yours.

Jan 14, 2011 | 2002 Jaguar X-Type

1 Answer

I have a 2002 Jaguar X-Type. Every now and then while driving the car engine stops. I pull over and and try to restart. It will only restart when i trun the key to off and then back. Any ideas...

If this happens, you should see a display in your dash. Either check engine, engine fault, gear fault, etc. The X type has many electrical sensors and grounds. You really need a diagnostic tool that will specify the problem. If you don't have one, take it to a mechanic to give you a diagnostic reading. They ussually charge $25. Then after the report, if your capable of taking on the task, do it. If not, as for the estimate from that mechanic and the guarantee.

Dec 29, 2010 | 2002 Jaguar X-Type

2 Answers

When I get in start my 2002 Jaguar X type there are no warning lights on. When I start driving the gearbox fault light pops on and the car will not accelerate past 15-20mph. The last diagnostic check I had...

Possible but not probable, Restricted converters will usually set a cat cod and check engine light will come on. I dont see a gearbox light on fault light on instrument panel

Mar 13, 2010 | 2002 Jaguar X-Type

Not finding what you are looking for?
2002 Jaguar X-Type Logo

856 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Jaguar Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22082 Answers


Level 3 Expert

71856 Answers


Level 2 Expert

447 Answers

Are you a Jaguar Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides