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I have different caution lights go off in my Jaguar X-Type's dash. Sometimes the check battery light goes on. If I restart the car it goes off. The same thing happens with the check engine light. If I restart the engine the light goes off. About once a month my car goes into limp home mode, once again if I shut the car off and restart the light goes out and the car drives just fine. I think the problem is an oxygen sensor or an electrical short. Please help. Jaguar service has been no help.

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Gelina Aquilina, Service Advisor / Mechanic at You should call around to some shops and have them scan the system & check the charging system. A faulty battery can cause many strange symptoms. A lot of places (make sure they service Jag's) will scan the system for free and give you a quote according to the codes they find stored in the cars computer.

Helaine Kurot, Owner/Technician at 360 Automotive Sounds like this vehicle has some electrical gremlins. I would start with checking the battery and the terminal ends. Make sure the battery is clean and the terminal are tight. A weak battery will cause all kinds of crazy lights to go on randomly. If the MIL (check engine light) comes on, pull into a repair shop and leave the car running. A code will be readable when the light it on. When the MIL goes off, many times that code will no longer be stored, making it near impossible to figure out what is going on. Your vehicle is a 2004 and therefor OBDII compliant. This means that almost any shop will be able to at a minimum pull the code and have a direction of where to go from there. This code will provide a starting point. While most shops will be able to pull the code, not all shops will have the software to continue on with the diagnoses and be able to figure out exactly what is going on. If you are unhappy with the dealer, try to seek out an independent shop that specializes in Jaguar or European vehicles.

Maryann Croce, Owner at Croce’s Transmission Specialists Hi Mark, On your 04 Jaguar. I would suggest getting the vehicle diagnosed. Code reading is the first step. Even though the light goes off when you restart your vehicle clearing the code, an issue is causing it to go on again. Codes are saved in memory and can be retrieved without the check engine light on. Good luck.

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