2003 Jaguar S-Type Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Jaguar S-Type
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2003 Jaguar S-Type ProblemsTransmission 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.
The front and/or rear window regulators are prone to failure. A failed window regulator will require replacement.
2003 Jaguar S-Type Questionswhinning noise in steering (1 answer)
when turning when in lower speeds
Can my speed sensors be removed and will the car still run ? Can they be cleaned? This occurs randomly, may drive 50-100 mi. No problem. Other times, may only go 10mi. Have to kill the car, wait a min or so, and restart.
2003 Jaguar S-Type RecallsRecall 04V484000
A problem with the Electronic Park Brake module, which controls the application of the parking brake, may unintentionally apply the parking brake without warning or indication. This condition can cause the rear wheels to "lock up," which could lead to a crash. Dealers will replace the Electronic Park Brake module with the latest production version. The recall began on January 15, 2005. The Jaguar recall numbers are R166 and R167.
On certain vehicles with automatic transmissions, with a forward "Drive" gear selected and the vehicle stationary or in forward motion, the transmission could potentially select "Reverse" without warning. This could result in a crash. Dealers will reprogram the Transmission Control Module to fix the issue. The recall began on May 1, 2004. The Jaguar recall number is R513.