2002 Jaguar S-Type Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Jaguar S-Type

2002 Jaguar S-Type Problems

Transmission Failure Common

Premature automatic transmission failure is common. Diagnoses of the fault will be necessary to determine if repair or replacement is the proper repair.

Persistent Coolant Loss Due to Small Leak at Coolant Reservoir

The plastic coolant reservoir is prone to leak. The reservoir can mysteriously lose coolant or coolant may pool under the engine compartment. If this occurs, the coolant reservoir should be inspected for cracks. If leaks are neglected, the reservoir may fail and cause the engine to overheat.

Plastic Timing Chain Tensioners May Fail and Cause Engine Damage

On this V8 engine, timing chain problems are very common. Because the timing chain tensioners were made from plastic, they can fail prematurely and cause serious engine damage. A noticeable engine noise while idling or during a cold start can indicate a timing chain tensioner problem. The engine noise may also be accompanied by a rough or uneven engine idle. Improved components are available to remedy this problem.

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2002 Jaguar S-Type Questions

Why is it difficult for me to cut my engine off? (1 answer)

The key is in off position bury engine won't shut off. After two hours, with the key in the off position I pumped brakes twice quickly and it shut off. Mine you during the two hours I did pump my brakes with the key in the off position but nothing happened.

what's Does the cat system falure mean? (1 answer)

My car shakes at all speeds and it has a nasty burt smell. Lug nuts get lose (1 answer)

When car running it has a heavy burning smell.

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2002 Jaguar S-Type Recalls

Recall 04V484000
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 135, "PASSENGER CAR BRAKE SYSTEM." THE BRAKE FLUID MASTER CYLINDER RESERVOIR IS RECESSED AND ORIENTED IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT BENEATH A LEAF SCREEN, SUCH THAT THE BRAKE FLUID WARNING STA...

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2002 Jaguar S-Type Reviews

I've owned this car for the last few years (Bought used, was a bank-repo) and so far I really can't complain about it too much. The engine has been flawless, no leaks of oil or coolant. The transmission has never produced a leak of any type either. The fit and finish of the exterior is wonderful. NOTHING rattles or is showing any signs of wear. The interior is also great, still tight after 9 ye...

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