The Jaguar XK series is a line of full-size luxury vehicles manufactured using top-of-the-line materials and an eye for detail. Jaguar’s XK8 and high-performance XKR are known for their smooth ride and nimble handling. Jaguar offers a variety on engine sizes that would appeal to any consumer and these vehicles are so well built they often run in excess of 200,000 miles. Though the Jaguar engine is normally trouble-free, some Jaguar owner do experience problems, like a surge of accelerations.
Often times while cruising at a constant speed, some Jaguar XK8/XKR drivers notice a sudden surge of power even if the cruise control is on. The surge is very slight, but noticeable and can be problematic if navigating through heavy traffic. This issue is not constant, but will appear occasionally and then go away after for a few hundred miles. This can be a very dangerous problem and should be fixed immediately.
Engine surging is most often caused by either a lack of air flow or fluctuation in fuel to the engine. There could be other causes to, such as a faulty fuel pump, fuel injector, or even possible computer problems. The best bet is to let a professional isolate the exact cause.
Though Jaguar drivers may be tempted to ignore this problem since it is so intermittent, we suggest addressing any issue you have with your XK series as soon as possible. The helpful staff at your local independent Jaguar service center will be happy to examine your vehicle and give you an estimate for repairs regardless of the issue you are experiencing with your Jaguar XK8. Often, they will provide service equal to or better than your local dealership can provide, without as much impact on your budget.
Search for a local, independent Jaguar repair shop with Jaguar mechanics that have dealer-level expertise at a fraction of the expense.