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 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.
2003 Jaguar S-Type QuestionsCan not shift out of park. (1 answer)
After starting my car when I try to shift from park to drive the shifter stays stuck in park.
We thought it was a sensor that was broken but it could be a fuel pump
I would be driving and when I press the excelerator for more power and speed , the car started missing , and sometimes goes into a limp mode , and inside the information message center it would state RESTRICTED PERFORMANCE. And when I stop it would shut down , or if taking a slow corner , or back...
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.