EX­TE­RIOR CHECKS

Car Mechanics (UK) - - 2011 Jaguar XF 2.2D -

20 DOOR CHECKS

Check all the doors can be opened from in­side and out­side, and that all of them can be locked from the in­side and with the re­mote key-fob (cen­tral lock­ing). Prob­lems with stick­ing ex­te­rior han­dles and mal­func­tion­ing locks are a com­mon prob­lem on the XF and many other Jaguars.

21 FRONT & REAR LIGHTS

Check that the head­light and rear light bulbs il­lu­mi­nate. The head­lights are se­cured with three 10mm bolts, ac­cessed from un­der the bonnet and be­hind the front whee­larch trim. Pull the head­light unit for­ward to ac­cess the bulbs. Re­new­ing a rear bulb re­quires the boot trim to be de­tached.

22 WHEELS & TYRES

The XF is equipped with 17-19in steel or al­loy wheels. Check for kerb dam­age around the in­ner and outer rims. In­flate the tyres to the right pres­sure (31-34psi for un­der 100mph). There’s a la­bel of rec­om­mended fig­ures on the bot­tom of the near­side B-post – open the pas­sen­ger door to see it. Check the tread depth on the tyres as un­even wear can sug­gest worn sus­pen­sion com­po­nents.

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