Clunks, Creaks and Regular Maintenance - 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe Long-Term Road Test

2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe: Clunks, Creaks and Regular Maintenance

April 3, 2015

2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe

After crossing the 16,000-mile mark on our beloved F-Type, it was time for a scheduled visit for what amounted to an oil change and inspection. But we also had a few other issues to address.

Consulting with a service advisor at Hornburg Jaguar/LandRover, just a few blocks away from Edmunds HQ, a few other items popped up on the computer. Service campaigns were noted for creaking parcel shelves, delaminating load spaces and the wiring for the seat belt tensioner systems.

Adding to the to-do list, I asked them to check out a clunking noise from the driver seat that we've heard while making right turns (I've never experienced this myself) and paint chipping off of the paddle shifters. The advisor said that it'd be done the next day.

Near the end of the next business day, the advisor called to inform us that they'd be replacing the paddles, but that they wouldn't be in for another day. No big deal. We waited. About 24 hours later, the car was ready. There were no service charges.

Considering how hard we drive this car, I think it's holding up like a champ.

Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor @ 16,485 Miles

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