Trunk Lid Is Falling Apart - 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe Long-Term Road Test

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edited September 2016 in Jaguar
imageTrunk Lid Is Falling Apart - 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe Long-Term Road Test

Even after some scheduled maintenance, the trunk cover for our long-term 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe is falling apart.

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  • desmoliciousdesmolicious Member Posts: 671
    Paint flaking off the plastic gear shift paddles. Glue coming apart on the trunk lid cover. Issues with the Smart Key not being recognized by the car. Clunking from the driver's seat. Creaking parcel shelves. Broken clothes hanger hook.
    It's no wonder Porsche owns this segment. It seems the Jaguar is a poor man's Aston.
  • schen72schen72 Member Posts: 433
    Seems Jaguar is overall still not very reliable. Probably not really a concern for wealthy people buying it (or fake-wealthy people leasing it) but definitely a concern for poor people like me.
  • s197gts197gt Member Posts: 486
    JD Power 2015 Initial Quality (IQ) rankings:

    1. Porsche (80 PP100)

    2. Kia (86 PP100)

    3. Jaguar (93 PP100)
  • allthingshondaallthingshonda Member Posts: 878
    Wouldn't it be better to replace the cover rather than glue it back?
  • zimtheinvaderzimtheinvader Member Posts: 580
    edited June 2015
    s197gt said:

    JD Power 2015 Initial Quality (IQ) rankings:
    3. Jaguar (93 PP100)

    from: http://autos.jdpower.com/faq.htm

    "provides manufacturers and consumers with information on quality after 90 days of new-vehicle ownership."
    90 days, not 20,000 miles. 90 days is much more of the "I don't like the way the radio works" rather than the "this part fell apart after 2 years worth of driving condensed into a year"

    and without seeing the actual breakdown of the scores it isn't that useful because it doesn't tell which makes had complaints about locations of buttons and which had complaints about handles falling off. One of which you can tell during a thorough test drive, the other you can't.

    "the study was redesigned to divide consumer-reported problems into two main categories: defect/malfunctions and design issues. Defect/malfunctions include a complete breakdown or malfunction of any component, feature, or item. Design problems include components or features that may be functioning as designed, but are perceived as difficult to use or understand, or in a poor location. Results from both categories are further divided into eight sub-categories?including the driving experience, the engine/transmission, exterior, and interior?to provide even more detail."
  • s197gts197gt Member Posts: 486
    i clearly identified it by the survey's name: INITIAL QUALITY.

    you can argue it a hundred different ways and from different perspectives. it may not be useful information to you but it would be to many. it is particularly a good start, and useful to jaguar, in turning around a decades old perception of jaguar's poor reputation for quality.




    "provides manufacturers and consumers with information on quality after 90 days of new-vehicle ownership."
    90 days, not 20,000 miles. 90 days is much more of the "I don't like the way the radio works" rather than the "this part fell apart after 2 years worth of driving condensed into a year"

  • throwbackthrowback Member Posts: 445
    Jaguar has had many owners of it's lifetime but some things remain constant, poor build quality and poor durability. JD powers IQS is one of the most useless surveys around. EVERY car should have good quality the first 90 days! Car companies used to offer 90 day warranties, maybe jag is till stuck in the '60's.
  • joner800joner800 Member Posts: 80
    i wonder how much of this particular problem stems from that (glorious) exhaust...
  • zimtheinvaderzimtheinvader Member Posts: 580
    edited June 2015
    s197gt said:

    i clearly identified it by the survey's name: INITIAL QUALITY.

    And since at 21,000 miles this car is way beyond "INITIAL" your quoting the initial quality rating of Jaguar had no relevance to this post whatsoever.

    I just tried to point that out in a nicer way the first time.

    As throwback pointed out not falling apart in 90 days is no achievement and if it falls apart in 2 years worth of driving that makes the surviving 90 days even less impressive.
  • chadoleechadolee Member Posts: 1
    I do not find these problems surprising. typical jaguar/rangerover problems..
  • socal_ericsocal_eric SoCalMember Posts: 189
    Quite a few little issues with this car but overall like most automakers they've made significant improvements in overall quality in the last decade or so, especially in the mechanical and electrical systems, starting with Ford ownership of the brand and continuing with Tata who hasn't starved them of development resources. Sure, there's areas for improvement and quite a few other luxury brands are probably going to hold up a touch better over longer term ownership but I wouldn't be afraid to own a Jaguar, which for me is saying a lot. That and their cars have character many others in the segment lack.
  • laurasdadalaurasdada Member Posts: 3,870
    My '13 Jag XF is heading to 18 months/18k miles. Other than a rattle when the sunshade is pulled all the way back (at least, that's where I think the rattle is...), no problems in driving/owning this beautiful, unique, powerful, smooth, great handling car. The XF started with issues the first model year or two, but Jag turned it around. Edmunds F-Type is a first model year, of an all new model. As a Jag fan, I would have preferred less issues, but as socal_eric above notes, wouldn't scare me away from buying an F-Type. A second year/beyond F-Type, of course!

    A fond, but bittersweet adieu to my '13 Jaguar XF. And so, I present this laurel, and hearty handshake to the new boss; '21 Audi A7 PHEV. '09 Jag XK , '05 Acura TL, '88 Acura Integra, '84 Mitsubishi Mirage Turbo & '78 VW Scirocco ; all special to me. And, of course, the '92 Nissan Sentra SE-R and '95 Saab 900s I bought for the ex... I've yet to buy a car I didn't like. Although, do I really want to drive a car that would have someone such as me as its owner?

  • coventry_catcoventry_cat Member Posts: 1
    edited September 2016
    Same old prejudicial misconceptions regarding the "poor quality/reliability" of Jaguar products - and based on the single example presented here. I've had my 2014 F-type with Black Pack for over 3 years with which I've had very few concerns - only one of which was serious but corrected as soon as it was detected. Nothing is falling off, peeling back or warping. As with all my cars, I take regular care of seat leather and have no signs of the wear or cracking this car has exhibited.
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