I have been prompted to write by Jaguar’s new series of advertisements concerning the XJ6. As I expect everyone knows these tell of the thorough inspection the car goes through before delivery. If this is the case I would like to know why our XJ6 has been the most unreliable car we have had.
The car was delivered with a leaky rear shock absorber, leaking engine oil, the fuel gauges not reading correctly (one of them being out by four gallons), a wiring fault that continually blew the fuse controlling the left hand lights, and even the plastic badge behind left hand front wheel was broken. After a couple of days the hazard warning indicator light on the dashboard also ceased to function.
Since then there have been countless other faults of which I will only list the major ones. The car was so faulty that the local Jaguar dealer didn’t want anything to do with it and it had to be taken to London.
The engine was removed three times before they cured the oil leak, the first two times they only made it worst! Then the differential went before we had run in the car. This was followed by the failure of the power steering and a week later the overdrive. Slightly before this the clutch master cylinder also gave up the ghost. As a result we didn’t see much of the car for the first three months we had it, and now the car’s (which is just over a year old) stitching is going on the rear seat.
I admit Jaguar dealt with all the faults under the Warranty, bur when you pay this sort of price for a car you don’t expect any; let alone this number is only 10,000 miles.