What Are Some Common Problems With the Jaguar XK8?

Common problems with the Jaguar XK8 include incorrect clearance between the accelerator and the brake pedal, difficulty opening and closing the convertible top, and a weak center armrest cup holder. Jaguar issued a vehicle recall in August 2005 for dealers to replace the accelerator pedal assembly in affected vehicles, which corrects the clearance problem. Jaguar XK8 owners have experienced other common problems, including 60,000-mile automatic transmission oil changes, and engine overheating due to stuck thermostats and failed water pump impellers.

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