Ignition Coil May Cause Misfires and Check Engine Light on Jaguar S-Type

Ignition coil failure may cause the engine to run poorly. The fault can be intermittent and may or may not illuminate the Check Engine Light.

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Average mileage: 107,604 (15,700–344,854)
Engines affected: 3.0L V6, 4.0L V8, 4.2L V8, 4.2L V8 Supercharged
6 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005
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2005 Jaguar S-Type - 4.2L V8 107,000 mi,
I keep getting a engine coil misfire on #5. I had the coils and the plugs change but it wont go away. it's running very sluggish. when i warm my car up when its cold outside it sounds like my engine is whistling......SOMEBODY HELP
Engine misfiring. Replaced all spark pugs and coils, yet no resolve. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thank you.
2005 Jaguar S-Type - 3.0L V6 195,000 mi,
Engine fault light on. Misfiring sound when cold. Can't accelerate quickly without the engine shuddering. If acceleration is steady it'll go at full speed without an issue. Concerned this will be dangerous in emergency situation. A mechanic diagnosed coil issue and I had ALL the coils replaced. The problem returned within a few months, now different mechanic (at Jag dealership because field tone didn't want to touch it again) has diagnosed same issue - coil fault on cylinder 5. I don't want to repeat exercise in a few months again. They can't tell me WHY it the coil would be faulty.
2001 Jaguar S-Type - 4.0L V8 94,000 mi,
Same problem keep getting misfire codes from different coils. I have replaced the coils and still get misfire codes. I am now getting a P0420 Catalytic Converter code.
My 2000 Jag S-Type started cutting out really bad. I took it to the repair shop and had it put on the engine analyzer which stated I had a misfire on #2 cylinder. Coil and plugs were replaced. It is still doing the same thing.
2003 Jaguar S-Type - 4.2L V8 82,000 mi,
I HAD TO REPLACE MY IGNITION COIL. IT IS WAS ACTUALLY SIMPLE TO DO BUT THE DEALERSHIP WAS GOING TO CHARGE A ARM AND LEG TO REPAIR. I ORDERED A NEW IGNITION COIL AND REPLACED IT MYSELF. IT IS AS SIMPLE AS REPLACING A SPARK PLUG.
2003 Jaguar S-Type - 4.2L V8 Supercharged 43,000 mi,
Valve cover gasket leaked oil into spark plug wells shorting out the ignition coils. Gasket and ignition coils had to be replaced.
2001 Jaguar S-Type - 4.0L V8 107,000 mi,
car is missing intermitantly
2001 Jaguar S-Type - 3.0L V6 51,000 mi,
Ive had this problem twice now with all coils.
2002 Jaguar S-Type - 3.0L V6 64,924 mi,
I purchased a 2002 S Type in 2004 with numerous problems but 12/2007, the replacements and repair: 1. Excessive vaccum leakage; replaced upper & lower intake gasket (12 parts); upper & lower elbow hose & spark plugs (6);elbow breather & tube 2. Valve covers leakage; replaced all coils (6)
2003 Jaguar S-Type - 3.0L V6 54,000 mi,
When I start it up it be popping, and sounds like it's going to shut off,
2002 Jaguar S-Type - 4.0L V8 344,854 mi,
Engine running rough repaired coil #2 and spar plug
2003 Jaguar S-Type - 4.0L V8 68,000 mi,
car is skipping
2001 Jaguar S-Type - 4.0L V8 120,000 mi,
same issue misfire number 3 cylinder
engine missfires , need to replace the Ignition Coils . I had replaced some a few months ago
2001 Jaguar S-Type - 3.0L V6 165,000 mi,
I had the same problem ignition coils 1 and 5. But my car runs great what sum mechanics dont kno is the diagram and numbers of where the coils are located. Also when replaceing the coils replace the spark plugs as well with platinum or double platinum. They last longer!!!:-)
Misfire cutbacks mostly on inclines
I need reasonably priced Jaguar repair shop...4.2 L V8 2003 Jaguar S-type...help 302-331-6192
2002 Jaguar S-Type - 4.0L V8 126,000 mi,
misfire at idle and rough at 40-50 mph. replaced plugs no change, bought coil to troubleshoot no change when I went through all coils
2002 Jaguar S-Type - 4.0L V8 43,300 mi,
Engine ran roughly, then trouble lights (2) come on. Took car to local Jaguar dealership who at first could not diagnose. They kept car overnight, ran it on the freeway, trouble lights then came on so engine was diagnosed with bad ignition coil on #5. BTW, dealership wanted $133 for the coil. I had previously bought from Coventry West in Atlanta for $45 plus freight. Almost 300% more than Coventry West.