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Hi,

I collected my "new" F-Pace last week - a 2017 3.0D S with 45000 miles on it. It has Adaptive suspension, 22"'s and Pirelli Scorpion Zero All Season tyres (with decent tread all round).

Around town I find the handling fine, but have used it twice on the motorway since and during these drives I've found the handling to be very un-Jaguar like and the back end very twitchy / bordering on dangerous. I drove about 250 miles yesterday, mostly motorway, and a lot of the time the ride was fine, but then all of a sudden (on a very flat section of motorway) the back end would start "wobbling", the kids heads in the back would be swaying, and the car almost felt like it had rear wheel steering. It didn't seem to matter if I was doing 60 or 75 on the motorway, there would be no warning.

After the first instance the other day, I checked all the tyres pressures and they were 38/39psi, I then reduced them down to 34psi (and had the TPMS in light load) before yesterday's drive but had the same handling traits. Having the adaptive suspension in Dynamic didn't seem to make any difference to the wayward handling (although I can tell the difference between settings).

I've had other big SUV's with large wheels before, and apart from a crashy ride at slow speeds, none have had the loose / wobbly feeling that this F-Pace does. My wife has commented that she would not drive the car if it handles this way, so I'm a bit lost for what to do?

Note: I've read through these forum threads which seem similar, but none seem to have any conclusive answers.
https://www.fpaceforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=5363
https://www.fpaceforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1866
 

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The FPace should handle very well with a rather firm ride. Take it back to the dealer you bought it from, if that's not possible take it to any MOT test station and they will tell you very quickly what is wrong, it could be anything worn or loose, even if they charge the full MOT fee it's a cheap independant check up.
 

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As mentioned this should not be happening, it could be worn bushes or something loose, best to get it checked out for peace of mind.
 

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Seems very odd! Hope the dealer can work it out.
 

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Got the car back from the local garage, and they've said that the bushes in the passenger rear lower control arm have gone, they basically aren't doing anything. Hence the feeling it's got rear wheel steering!!

Have been in touch with the supplying dealer, who are having it back next week to replace the part.

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Glad you got an answer to the poor handling, is it me or does there appear to be a lot of surface corrosion there, do you live or has the car spent its time near the coast?
I hope this resolves your issue and gives you the ride this car should provide.
 

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Glad the cause was found quickly, a local MOT tester is good for finding faults I took our old Defender that was steering badly, the front wheel bearings were about to collapse!.
 

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Glad you have found the issue was bushes.

Now let us know how it feels once changed and if the issue goes away.

On a side not not a great advert for JLR bushes to be worn at 4 years old I must add.
 

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Just a quick update on this, the failed arm has been replaced and the handling is now how I'd expect it to be :D
Hi, I have just bought an F-Pace 2016 Portfolio 2.0D 49,000 miles and it has exactly the same symptoms. As an ex caravanner, I describe it as having a caravan wobble at 70mph which caused me to back out of the throttle. Not scary but certainly a cause for concern. I will call the JLR supplying dealer tomorrow and get them to investigate, it has spoiled my early enthusiasm for an otherwise faultless car. I will update when I have news.
Thanks for your perfect description also.
 

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Ian Houghton, thanks for the information, you were spot on, the outer bush is worn on the drivers side rear, this is only available as part of the complete rear hub so my JLR dealer has ordered a new assembly. I will try to find out the cost when I collect the car just out of curiosity as anyone with a car approaching 50,000 miles may experience this.
 

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Hi,

I collected my "new" F-Pace last week - a 2017 3.0D S with 45000 miles on it. It has Adaptive suspension, 22"'s and Pirelli Scorpion Zero All Season tyres (with decent tread all round).

Around town I find the handling fine, but have used it twice on the motorway since and during these drives I've found the handling to be very un-Jaguar like and the back end very twitchy / bordering on dangerous. I drove about 250 miles yesterday, mostly motorway, and a lot of the time the ride was fine, but then all of a sudden (on a very flat section of motorway) the back end would start "wobbling", the kids heads in the back would be swaying, and the car almost felt like it had rear wheel steering. It didn't seem to matter if I was doing 60 or 75 on the motorway, there would be no warning.

After the first instance the other day, I checked all the tyres pressures and they were 38/39psi, I then reduced them down to 34psi (and had the TPMS in light load) before yesterday's drive but had the same handling traits. Having the adaptive suspension in Dynamic didn't seem to make any difference to the wayward handling (although I can tell the difference between settings).

I've had other big SUV's with large wheels before, and apart from a crashy ride at slow speeds, none have had the loose / wobbly feeling that this F-Pace does. My wife has commented that she would not drive the car if it handles this way, so I'm a bit lost for what to do?

Note: I've read through these forum threads which seem similar, but none seem to have any conclusive answers.
Handling Issue with 1st Edition S
Wobbly rear end (lateral suspension issue)
Update, update.
Collected the car yesterday for the JLR dealer and what a difference! they replaced the drivers rear hub and wheel bearing along with two front steering track rod ends that had slight play in them. Quite why these were not picked up in the MOT I am not sure but as I always say " its not what you do wrong that counts, it is how you react to the situation" They have rectified the fault and were very apologetic.
I am now more that happy with the handling and my confidence is restored.
 
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