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.
Car Problem Reports
Jaguar S-Type Persistent Coolant Loss Due to Small Leak at Coolant Reservoir
Jaguar S-Type Problem
Heating & Air Conditionings Affected: 3.0L V6, 4.0L V8
Average Mileage: 83,623 mi (33,000 mi - 150,000 mi)
Visitor, 2004 Jaguar S-Type, 87,000 mi
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.
Visitor, 2006 Jaguar S-Type, 68,000 mi
This just happened on my 2006 S-type. Must be design or part flaw.
Visitor, 2004 Jaguar S-Type, 33,000 mi
still leaking and filling....
Visitor, 2000 Jaguar S-Type, 113,000 mi
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?
Visitor, 2000 Jaguar S-Type, 55,000 mi
Had the cracked reservoir at 55,000 miles. At 75,000 miles had to replace thermostat. At 100,000 now and wife came home today saying the gauge went all the way to hot and the engine temperature warning came on. Hope it's the thermostat!!
Visitor, 2002 Jaguar S-Type, 110,000 mi
Visitor, 2006 Jaguar S-Type, 67,000 mi
top hose connection nipple broke at tank side. very weak design.
Visitor, 2002 Jaguar S-Type, 80,000 mi
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
Visitor, 2004 Jaguar S-Type, 75,000 mi
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.
Visitor, 2001 Jaguar S-Type, 150,000 mi
just spontaneously began leaking when i inspected it myself i noticed the trail from the reservoir