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JDN21
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New owner of an XE R Sport

Post by JDN21 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:34 pm

Hi guys,

I took delivery of my 2016 XE last week, and I love it!

First of all, it looks sensational, and I'm blown away by the performance! In other cars, 'dynamic' mode is a gimmick, but in the XE, it really does change the car, it's amazing!

One thing I've noticed though, is what sounds like the AC coming from the dashboard when the engine is on. It's not the AC though - is this right, or does it sound like a fault?

When I stop at the traffic lights for example, and the Start/Stop engages, the 'AC / breathing' sound stops, then kicks in again when the engine re-engages.

It's not an annoying noise - as I say, it's like the calm flowing of air that an AC unit gives when it's on low. I just wanted to check if this is normal, or if I need to get it checked out.

It's a 2016 Petrol 200bhp XE R Sport.

Cheers


Glovcol
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Re: New owner of an XE R Sport

Post by Glovcol » Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:11 pm

Hi, glad you like the car. If you look on the dashboard just in front of your left hand, you will see a little grill about one inch square, this has a fan inside and it is to tell the car what the cabin temperature is. Hope this is of help, regards, Colin.


JDN21
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Re: New owner of an XE R Sport

Post by JDN21 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:49 pm

Thanks Colin, though that doesn't appear to be when the sound is coming from. I'm going to take it to Jaguar to take a look at.


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Vespa
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Re: New owner of an XE R Sport

Post by Vespa » Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:33 pm

I think your fans are set to auto and what you are hearing is them working correctly. Go into Climate on your screen and look at the settings for screen, centre and feet. If any of those are highlighted then the fans will send air to that area. When S/S interupts the engine at a stop these will slow and sometimes go off. As soon as the car starts then the fans are reinstated.
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Re: New owner of an XE R Sport

Post by DavidW » Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:33 pm

On mine if it’s hot the fan cooling the infotainment system can be heard, sounds a bit like aircon.

Cheers
R-Sport 180 (MY 16) in Odyssey Red, jet/red seats with jet headlining, cold climate pack, rear parking camera, wifi hotspot (previously not used, now keeps children entertained on long journeys) electric seats, splash guards and a detachable tow bar


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