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Old 08-19-2013, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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Looks like Jaguars can still have engine fires (as could any car I suppose). Jaguars were well known for engine fires over the past several decades, hopefully this is not a trend that will repeat itself. Sad to see such a $$$$$$ car still having this problem, especially a new one. This one appears to have started in the engine bay.

This actor barely got of this one alive... this link is from our local CBS station, but other online sources show this was a late model Jaguar sedan...

Dick Van Dyke uninjured after car fire on California freeway - WJHL-TV: News: Weather, and Sports for Johnson City, TN

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Old 08-19-2013, 11:02 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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One fire does not notoriety make.
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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One fire? Have you seen how many engine fires that Jaguar cars have had over the past 4 decades? I would say the rate is higher than every other car make. I am just saying that they still seem to have had one occurrence on a new model - could it be a trend?

I guess I kind of worded my original thread incorrectly, I changed it a little - it has been a very long day and not thinking too clearly.
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Pikesville, MD
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One fire? Have you seen how many engine fires that Jaguar cars have had over the past 4 decades? I would say the rate is higher than every other car make.
source?
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:13 AM
 
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Intriguing. Tons of money, buy a car that will turn you into a roast.

He would have been better off in a Honda!
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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I don't think the OP has any data to show that Jaguar cars have more fires than other cars. If so, it is likely they would have had many recalls.

Anecdotal stories based on news coverage is meaningless.
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Pikesville, MD
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Intriguing. Tons of money, buy a car that will turn you into a roast.

He would have been better off in a Honda!
yeah, 'cause Hondas never burn down. Oh, wait...









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Old 08-20-2013, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Prosper
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No, the OP is right, some models of Jags DO have a reputation for fires, due to cracking fuel supply hoses and the ignition system. The XJ6 and the XJS from the mid 80's to mid 90's had these problems, with the V12 models having these problems most. I've seen a few fireballed Jags in my day. I don't know if I'd go so far as to say Jags have a worse reputation for fires than some other makes, but considering they didn't make that many Jags vs Honda for example, it's probably got a ring of truth to it.
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:08 AM
 
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Default Not a one off - Aug 5 F-Type meltdown

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One fire does not notoriety make.
August - Belgium
Meltdown of F-Type

These Jaguars melt like Ice Cream!


Two fire does not Notoriety make - but watch for more
http://www.gtspirit.com/2013/08/05/n...r=1&vid=643#tp

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Old 08-20-2013, 09:12 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Why doesn't the news mention which Jag it was?

*EDIT* From the pictures it looks to be a modern XJ. I actually like those cars quite a bit.
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