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.
Coolant Loss and Engine Overheating on Jaguar S-Type
Average mileage: 89,781 (10,500–158,000)
Heating & Air Conditionings affected: 3.0L V6, 4.0L V8
46 people reported this problem
Engine is not overheating. Leak starts as soon as I park and turn off the engine. No indications that the paddle of coolants are coming from the engine. Accumulated paddle is below the coolant reservoir. No indication of leak when the car is park for a long time.
2004 Jaguar S-Type 87,000 mi, Visitor
Persistant loss of anti freeze, checked hoses, dealer said I needed a new high pressure hose, $400 later I still had the leak. I found that the bottom of the plastic reservoir was cracked. I purchased one from autohausaz.com for $45 and replaced it myself.
2003 Jaguar S-Type 140,000 mi, Visitor
Car is overheating. Add engine coolant light was coming on
2000 Jaguar S-Type 113,000 mi, Visitor
Same deal. Coolant backflowing, no internal heat/defrost, etc. and my performance has dropped considerably. "Trusted" mechanic quoted me $800 to replace reservoir and lower PCV valve grommet assembly. Looks like I can get the parts online for $110 and take the hour necessary to replace it myself, unless anyone has info on something I'm missing here?
2006 Jaguar S-Type 67,000 mi, Visitor
top hose connection nipple broke at tank side. very weak design.
2006 Jaguar S-Type 92,000 mi, Visitor
leak in Coolent Reservoir & tube
2003 Jaguar S-Type 104,000 mi, Visitor
Coolant loss and overheat
2006 Jaguar S-Type 68,000 mi, Visitor
This just happened on my 2006 S-type. Must be design or part flaw.
2004 Jaguar S-Type 33,000 mi, Visitor
still leaking and filling....
2004 Jaguar S-Type 75,000 mi, Visitor
First my lower hose cracked, the replacement was $300+, I noticed some anti freeze still leaking and found the the leaking was from the reservoir, cost about $60.00.
i brought it to a repair shop at est. 90,000 and had the coolant reservoir replacement, Had to do it again at 106,000 miles. Seems like an ongoing problem. I also have this jerking problem when transmission shifts to first gear. I brought it to the dealer in 2007 and then I think in 2009 and they stated that they could not see the problem. I have been dealing with this jerking problem ever since.
2002 Jaguar S-Type 80,000 mi, Visitor
coolant leak on wifes car, she was told it is from reservoir and fender has to be taken off to replace. I just looked at and think thats crapp
2003 Jaguar S-Type 45,000 mi, Visitor
Discovered a anti-freeze leak and discovered that the coolant reservoir where the little hose enters at the top of bottle is leaking
2002 Jaguar S-Type 10,500 mi, Visitor
I had a leak for about a week from reservoir I took it to a shop and they found a crack.on the bottom they replaced it for 260 dollars. Ouch
My right brake light goes out when pushing on the brakes what cause that to happen.
2004 Jaguar S-Type 78,000 mi, Visitor
The motor of the car over heats, coolant will drain extremely quick, and the transmission slips.
2000 Jaguar S-Type 90,000 mi, Visitor
very slight coolant lose, found very small crack in coolant reservoir. Replaced with new reservoir from Ford dealer. 2000 Lincoln LS (same tank)
2003 Jaguar S-Type 56,656 mi, Visitor
Kept smelling Antifreeze fluid. checked the reservoir and saw areas of leak. when I push on the hose it broke off and had to replace reservoir tank.
2000 Jaguar S-Type 118,000 mi, Visitor
Replace head gasket(s)