2018 Jaguar F-PACE Problems and Complaints

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2018 Jaguar F-PACE SUV Problems, Issues, Complaints, Recalls, and Which Year to Avoid

Updated on: May 2, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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The Jaguar F-Pace is the sweet spot for an enthusiast and a family person. The crossover brings in superb practicality and driving characteristics of a sports car. The F-Pace sold nearly 20,000 units for the 2017 model year and has seen many happy faces all around the States. With all the potential, the crossover goes against the Audi Q5, the BMW X3, and Mercedes-Benz GLC Class. Although the sales figures have been good, there are many complaints flowing in as well. The owners complain about various mechanical issues including the engine and the brakes. Apart from this, there have been complaints about the electrical system as well. To add to this, there have been three recalls already. Do these make the crossover a bad deal? Let’s find out. 

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2018 Jaguar F-PACE Problems

Electrical issues:

  • Infotainment issues: The infotainment screen in the F-Pace often used to freeze and turn blank. This causes a delay in operation as well as a distraction to the driver. Apart from this, people have reported the infotainment system not switching off when the SUV is off. This “staying awake” drains the whole battery. 
  • Backup camera issues: Complimentary to the infotainment problems is the backup camera. People have reported the rear-view camera to not switch when the car is put in drive. If driven in this state, the SUV lights up many warnings in the instrument console. The dealerships give the whole unit a hard reset but the issue pops up again. 
  • Start/stop issues: The auto start/stop in the F-Pace is reported to be very shoddy. This results in the SUV not starting up when it comes to a stop. The car has to be restarted multiple times for the system to work properly.
  • Improper fuel gauge reading: People have reported the fuel gauge to give an incorrect reading and cause confusion. Some people have reported having issues when their SUV stalled due to low fuel and did not crank, while the gauge showed nearly 23 miles left.

Mechanical issues:

  • “Performance Restriction Warning (PRW)” indicator: Some owners have reported the PRW indicator to illuminate, followed by an engine stall. In some cases, there are complaints of smoke emitting from the tailpipes. The dealerships repaired the engine, if possible, or replaced the whole unit. 
  • Suspension separation: One complainant reported the suspension separated from the SUV and caused a loss in handling. The person had to get the front suspensions changed and did not rate Jaguar’s dealership at a high note. 

2018 Jaguar F-PACE Recalls

S. No

Date

NHTSA ID

Issues Noticed

Additional Remarks

Remedy

1.

October 26, 2017

17V678000

Electrical System

Intermittent blanking-out of the instrument cluster (IC) does not show important information, increasing the risk of a crash. 

The recall began on December 19, 2017. The dealers will update the vehicle software. 

2.

January 12, 2018

18V052000

Electrical System

Intermittent blanking-out of the instrument cluster (IC) does not show important information, increasing the risk of a crash. 

The recall began on February 16, 2018. The dealers will update the vehicle software. 

3.

February 2, 2018

18V090000

Fuel System

Leakage of the fuel end caps may leak fuel vapor into the engine bay, increasing the risk of a fire. 

The recall began on March 8, 2018. The dealers will replace the fuel rail. 

Should you buy the 2018 Jaguar F-Pace?

The 2018 Jaguar F-Pace makes for a very commendable package given how well it performs against its rivals. The SUV is reliable and has many positive customer reviews. The one thing it could improve upon is the electrical niggles the person has to go through. Apart from this, the other incidents are isolated incidents and shouldn't be a deterrent to your purchase decision. If you want to go for a used F-Pace, a basic due diligence will suffice for stress-free ownership. 

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