About The Jaguar F-Pace

The F-Pace is Jaguar’s first attempt at an SUV and is based on a platform shared with the XE and XF saloons as well as the Range Rover Velar, because of this, Autologic diagnostic symptoms and JLR TOPIx are required when fault finding or updating the software on these vehicles.

At K Motors, we have been working with the Range Rover Velar for a while now, and we are using that experience to directly assist with repairs on the F-Pace as they are sister cars that are built at the same plant.

We have put together a list of the common faults found on the Jaguar F-Pace with symptoms and the solutions required to resolve them. At the moment the list as quite small but as more F-Pace models start to fall out of warranty, this list will grow.

Timing Chain Failure | 2.0 Diesel

The 2.0L diesel Ingenium engine is fitted to vehicles across the Jaguar Land Rover range and timing chain issues are unfortunately very common on this engine. The F-Pace is no different and timing chains will stretch over time and if not replaced can cause irreparable engine damage.

In November 2019 JLR introduced an upgraded design chain that eliminates this problem. If you hear an engine rattle on start up then this is the sign of wear. We replace all the chains, guides, tensioners etc using genuine parts. For more information, please see our full article on this issue.

Turbocharger Issues | 2.0 Diesel

Despite being shared with the rest of the current Jaguar line-up, this issue seems to be found mainly on F-Pace and XE Models. Turbochargers on both single and twin turbo diesel models can start to fail quite early on in the car’s lifespan, sometimes initially developing a whistling noise before failing and sometimes just going straight into restricted performance mode.

Replacing a failed turbo will require a full clean of the engine, oil supply and exhaust system replacing any other parts found to have failed or that are blocked to ensure the replacement turbo does not fail in the same way shortly after fitting.

Crankshaft Failure | 3.0 V6 Diesel

The 3.0 V6 diesel engine found in the F-Pace can suffer from crankshaft failure, this can range from spun main bearings starving the bottom end of oil to the crankshaft actually snapping. Sadly, this is a problem that this engine has been associated with since its introduction.

Symptoms could be a knocking bottom end or a completely seized engine, either way, it is not cost effective to repair an engine with this level of damage and we would fit a replacement engine sourced from Jaguar to rectify this issue.

Water Pump Failure | 3.0 Supercharged V6 & 5.0 Supercharged V8

The water pumps on 3.0 and 5.0 supercharged F-Pace models are the same design as on other Jaguars and Land Rovers and are prone to failure, sometimes they fail in under 20,000 miles. This is because coolant gets inside the bearing housing corroding the water pump bearing. This stops the impeller shaft from being supported properly causing excessive wear of the mechanical flat face seal of the pump allowing water to escape.

Symptoms of water pump failure will likely be a low coolant level warning message on the dash and traces of a coolant leak around the water pump pulley. Luckily the water pump used on the 3.0 and 5.0 is fitted at the front of the engine. We also recommend replacing the small coolant pipe that connects to the pump at the same time as it needs to be removed to replace the pump and has very fragile plastic connections that will likely break upon removal.

Coolant Leaks | 3.0 Supercharged V6 & 5.0 Supercharged V8

The water pump is not the only part of the cooling system that can fail on these engines, many of the hoses and pipes used for coolant delivery are of a plastic design, unfortunately, with age these can crack and fail. Replacing them one at a time as they fail is not a particularly efficient approach though and could result in you being in and out of the garage, because of this, we recommend that all plastic coolant hoses are replaced at the same time if one has failed.

Driveshaft Too Short | Early Auto Models (MY2016)

Early automatic F-Pace models with build dates up to mid-April 2016 may have been fitted with a driveshaft that is too short and can actually fall out disabling drive of the vehicle. Replacing the driveshaft with one of the correct size will resolve this issue.

If you have an issue with your F-Pace you can book it in for a repair with K Motors here.

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