The Jaguar XJ X351, 2009 - present, is a 4-door luxury import. The United States model was introduced at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in 2009 and is available as a 6-speed or 8-speed automatic. Despite the high praise this sedan received for its fresh new look, like any make and model, the X351 has a few common problems including a low-battery warning light malfunction.
If you are experiencing this issue, the navigation screen and radio might also fail to turn on. This could lead to some dangerous situations if you are driving in an area that you are unfamiliar with. Some drivers attempt to fix the problem by changing the battery and the connectors. Although this occasionally repairs the glitch, the failure might be within your Jaguar’s software. It is best to take it to a trained professional for proper repairs.
Drivers have reported needing to use a battery tender if they leave their car parked for more than a few days, even if they have turned off all of the lights on the interior and exterior of their import. Unfortunately, the tender can actually result in further problems. If the battery is charged directly via the negative post, instead of a grounding point, the electronics sensor, which monitors the battery charge, can malfunction and provide false readings. Also, this could lead to some other damage to the electrical or computer systems within the Jaguar.
For affordable assistance, with the reliability you would expect from the dealership, consult a nearby independent import repair shop. These specialized mechanics will be well versed in the XJ’s common problems and, more importantly, the most cost-effective and permanent solutions. These professionals will also be aware of relevant warranties and recalls, which could save you additional money. Low-battery warning lights are not something to ignore, as these malfunctions could leave you stranded.
Search for a local, independent Jaguar repair shop with Jaguar mechanics that have dealer-level expertise at a fraction of the expense.