I occasionally whine about the inaccessible location of some components when fiddling with the Jags, although they have at least abandoned inboard rear brakes which had many ham fisted mechanics dropping the rear subframe to facilitate handbrake pad changes.
Jaguar are not alone in making things more difficult, and expensive than necessary to repair.
Son # 4's recently purchased Porsche has an air conditioning fault, traced by the agent to a pinhole in a pipe................
which requires engine removal to change. The dealer very philosophically said that he was really sorry for the problem, and that it is being fixed as quickly as possible without quibble, but would Matt think kindly of him whenever he touches the a/c controls.
It's a design principle. Make things overly complex and hard to reach so you have to take your car to a main dealer and pay lots of money for long jobs. It's a brilliant idea for a manufacturer: sell the car to a person, wait for car to break, car comes back to dealer who is the only one who can fix it, charge customer again for an engine out job.
Hi, I think part of the problem is the way cars are assembled these days, everything is done in a modular build so completed assemblies get put over other assemblies,in effect making things difficult to get at. Phil