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I just bought a 2015 Jaguar F-type convertible. Only 10,000 miles. I was surprised to find a lot of the rubberized parts and buttons sticky. I was told from the dealership that that is common in these convertibles from sitting in the hot sun. I had a Porsche Boxster convertible that had the same issue. Is there anything anyone knows that can be applies to it to seal it. When you try to clean them whatever you use just sticks to it.
 

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I just bought a 2015 Jaguar F-type convertible. Only 10,000 miles. I was surprised to find a lot of the rubberized parts and buttons sticky. I was told from the dealership that that is common in these convertibles from sitting in the hot sun. I had a Porsche Boxster convertible that had the same issue. Is there anything anyone knows that can be applies to it to seal it. When you try to clean them whatever you use just sticks to it.
I had this issue on a convertible mustang, tried a lots of diy stuff, finally took it to a detail shop and they used something that fixed it.
 

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I just bought a 2015 Jaguar F-type convertible. Only 10,000 miles. I was surprised to find a lot of the rubberized parts and buttons sticky. I was told from the dealership that that is common in these convertibles from sitting in the hot sun. I had a Porsche Boxster convertible that had the same issue. Is there anything anyone knows that can be applies to it to seal it. When you try to clean them whatever you use just sticks to it.
Not saying Jaguar will do this for you but my 2014 had the same issues except even parts on the dashboard were very bad. I called their customer service Dept and they asked me to bring it to the dealer for assessment. Long story short Jaguar covered 80 percent of the $6k repair bill. I was very happy to say the least. Mine had 11k when I got it and the previous owner left it outside in direct sun for an extended period of time.
 

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I just bought a 2015 Jaguar F-type convertible. Only 10,000 miles. I was surprised to find a lot of the rubberized parts and buttons sticky. I was told from the dealership that that is common in these convertibles from sitting in the hot sun. I had a Porsche Boxster convertible that had the same issue. Is there anything anyone knows that can be applies to it to seal it. When you try to clean them whatever you use just sticks to it.
I bought a 2015 conv with 6,000 miles 6 months ago with similar stickiness on the rear firewall storage box. I used 409, dried and then rubbed in Amor All vinyl/leather treatment. It took care of it.
 

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I just bought a 2015 Jaguar F-type convertible. Only 10,000 miles. I was surprised to find a lot of the rubberized parts and buttons sticky. I was told from the dealership that that is common in these convertibles from sitting in the hot sun. I had a Porsche Boxster convertible that had the same issue. Is there anything anyone knows that can be applies to it to seal it. When you try to clean them whatever you use just sticks to it.
I had the same problem on my 2015 F-type. I've learned that it is common on a variety of appliances such as video cameras and TV controllers. The cause is that the manufacturers use a plastic coating as a sort of varnish to protect the item and give it a nice shiny new appearance. However, the plasticizer additives that are used to make the plastic coating in the first place degrade over time and cause the coating to become sticky. High temperatures accelerate this process.

The fix is simple - Isopropyl or Rubbing Alcohol. I used it effectively on all my sticky surfaces - door handles, steering wheel, all the buttons, vents, and the bezel around the touch screen. It took hours since the coating Jaguar has used is quite thick, but I persevered, and now....no stickiness!!

The only problem I had is that removing the stickiness also removed the gunmetal paint finish, which is a shame because I quite liked that, especially on the steering wheel. But getting rid the sticky feeling was higher priority. Be careful not to rub the buttons too hard otherwise the white paint will also come off.
 

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My 2014 convertible is a sticky mess, never parked in the hot sun, always garaged, cleaned with Jaguar product, but I live in subtropical Brisbane Australia. Jag made a big deal of replacing some bits under warranty, like they were doing me a favour after I pointed out that they had recalled the 2014 XJ for warranty replacement, but no other models, and selective replacement seems shabby.. and now other components are failing, effectively anything made of black plastic, surrounds, surfaces, switches, grab handle etc etc. the lasting impression from passengers is the sticky crappy surfaces, not what I was hoping for...

To be fair it was the composition of the plastic used in the components and possibly Jaguar could not have foreseen this, and it impacted other brands as well, and other products (my canon binoculars are gross) and there’s a long explanation here: Why do some plastics become sticky after a while? - Quora. But Jaguar’s inconsistent response is disappointing. Mistakes happen, it’s what a person does about it that matters, and I understand they have ongoing financial issues but pi**ing off existing customers won’t help.

The Aus price for the car was around $200,000 so it seems not unreasonable to expect better, and as this was a long term purchase I want certainty that, with appropriate care, the switches will last and not continue to degrade, which is a risk I see with home remedies. My daughter’s 10 year old Hyundai has never seen a garage and it’s just fine.

So somewhere in my near future is another fight with Jaguar, if it escalates I’ll hunt up other dissatisfied owners, the switchgear is clearly not fit for purpose under Australian consumer law.


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I just bought a 2015 Jaguar F-type convertible. Only 10,000 miles. I was surprised to find a lot of the rubberized parts and buttons sticky. I was told from the dealership that that is common in these convertibles from sitting in the hot sun. I had a Porsche Boxster convertible that had the same issue. Is there anything anyone knows that can be applies to it to seal it. When you try to clean them whatever you use just sticks to it.
Jaguar should pay for it-design flaw. I live in Miami and had same problem and they finally paid for some repair.
 

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I'm picking up my new to me 2014 F-Type S and it has some sticky bits on the dash and cup holder cover. I'm looking to see if there are any remedies that worked without effecting the finish. Thanks in advance.
 

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Jaguar should pay for it-design flaw. I live in Miami and had same problem and they finally paid for some repair.
Any insight into how you were able to convince dealer to work with you? I'm just running into dead ends unless I want to fork over $5K for parts and labor!! Feel free to message me.
 
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