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I have a 2.7 PL with the standard 18 inch wheels shod with the standard Dunlop tyres running at 31 PSI. From new (I have still only covered 2,000 miles) at around 70 MPH the vibration though the steering wheel is more than I have experienced with any previous car. I have taken it back to the supplying dealer & they say that it is 'normal' due to the sporting supension set up etc.. Considering I have had much 'sportier' cars previouly & never noticed such a vibration I am still convinced that it is not quite right.

Can any one else with te same set up plse let me know if you have the same issue?
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It seems Jaguar have plenty of crap dealers, to fob the buyer of a car like the XF off with a 'it's normal' is awful.

Go to another dealer, it shouldn't vibrate at all. Or go back and shout a lot. They probably only need to balance the wheels.
 

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It is hard to imagine that all is well with your car and, sad to say, it does seem that you will need to take it somewhere.
My first thought would be to ask the Dealer Principal to confirm his workshop's view and then I would ask if he would be happy to pay the cost of wheel re-balancing at a tyre specialist, if it is found that it is required.
If I owned the dealership I might then be inclined to ask you to "pop it in to the workshop and let us take another look" rather than be confronted with a bill from outside.
 

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Sorry for the late reply but I have had exactly this problem and it is also worst between 70 and 75mph. I originally thought it was the 18 inch Pirellis as they had considerable amounts of weights to balance the wheels. I had them rebalanced a number of times but to no avail. My car has 20k miles on now (2.7 PL) and I have changed all of the tyres to Dunlops which has not helped. I personally stood with the wheel balancing guy to ensure they were perfectly balanced, however it still shudders through the steering wheel.

The dealer initially dropped my tyre pressures. They then said they all do this and they came out with me in another one of their XF's and yes this did teh same, however a colleague of mine has an XF and it is as smooth as silk.

It really gets on my nerves. Jaguar have recently called me on a customer survey and I raised it here, apparently one of the tech guys is going to call me
 

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It shouldn't vibrate and mine (18" wheels and Pirelli tyres) doesn't.

Perhaps it needs the wheels balancing 'on the car' to correct some imbalance in the wheel assembly itself? But it should not do, as a rear wheel drive car it is not as though there is much rotating mass on the front wheels.

Maybe try taking the wheels off and turning them 90 degrees? Worth a try......
 

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Sorry for the late reply but I have had exactly this problem and it is also worst between 70 and 75mph. I originally thought it was the 18 inch Pirellis as they had considerable amounts of weights to balance the wheels. I had them rebalanced a number of times but to no avail. My car has 20k miles on now (2.7 PL) and I have changed all of the tyres to Dunlops which has not helped. I personally stood with the wheel balancing guy to ensure they were perfectly balanced, however it still shudders through the steering wheel.

The dealer initially dropped my tyre pressures. They then said they all do this and they came out with me in another one of their XF's and yes this did teh same, however a colleague of mine has an XF and it is as smooth as silk.

It really gets on my nerves. Jaguar have recently called me on a customer survey and I raised it here, apparently one of the tech guys is going to call me
Is this is a small vibration in the steering wheel where it vibrates left and right by a few degrees when running in a straight line on the motorway?

If so this is called steering shimmy and should be recognised as a warranty concern if properly balanced wheels haven't fixed the problem.

The XF has hydraulic bushes on the front lower suspension arms (the curved ones) and these will be tuned to match the shimmy frequency to stop it vibrating at the steering wheel.

Jaguars are very sensitive to this problem but there should be warranty fixes in place and is definitely not a condition you should accept.
 

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Similar to Cliffy 2 dealers have confirmed as 'normal' due to suspension / road surface combination.

I am hoping it will go away when I change the tyres as it spoils an otherwise near perfect ride / handling combination
 
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