Date of issue 03/05 Bulletin Number XT501-28 Page 1 of 2
DATE
XT501-2803/05
SERVICE
TECHNICAL BULLETIN
Exterior Front Door Handle Hard to Open –
Deflection Of Link Rod –
Replace Link Rod
2002 MY-ON
X-TYPE
C00001-ON
MODEL
VIN
X-TYPE
NOTE: THE INFORMATION IN TECHNICAL BULLETINS IS INTENDED FOR USE BY TRAINED, PROFESSIONAL TECHNI-
CIANS WITH THE KNOWLEDGE, TOOLS, AND EQUIPMENT TO DO THE JOB PROPERLY AND SAFELY. IT INFORMS
THESE TECHNICIANS OF CONDITIONS THAT MAY OCCUR ON SOME VEHICLES, OR PROVIDES INFORMATION THAT
COULD ASSIST IN PROPER VEHICLE SERVICE. THE PROCEDURES SHOULD NOT BE PERFORMED BY “DO-IT-
YOURSELFERS.” DO NOT ASSUME THAT A CONDITION DESCRIBED AFFECTS YOUR CAR. CONTACT A JAGUAR
DEALER TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE BULLETIN APPLIES TO YOUR VEHICLE.
Issue:
Some 2002 MY-ON X-TYPE vehicles may exhibit a condition where the exterior front
door handle may become stiff and eventually become inoperative.
Cause:
Link rod between the exterior door latch and door handle deflects.
Action:
In case of a customer complaint of the above condition, install a new link rod as outlined
below.
1. Remove the exterior front door handle (see Global Technical Reference GTR
Workshop Manual, section: 501-14, SRO 76.58.01).
2. Install a new exterior door handle to door latch link rod.
3. Install the exterior front door handle (see Global Technical Reference GTR
Workshop Manual, section: 501-14).
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ILLUSTRATION 1
HANDLE-TO-LATCH LINK ROD