Premature automatic transmission failure is common. Diagnoses of the fault will be necessary to determine if repair or replacement is the proper repair.
Car Problem Reports
Jaguar S-Type Transmission Failure Common
Jaguar S-Type Problem
Average Mileage: 106,403 mi (49,900 mi - 166,000 mi)
Visitor, 2005 Jaguar S-Type, 76,000 mi
Seems like the car is put in limp mode and is only operating in one gear. Probably 3rd. Funny smell also may be transmission fluid burning?
Visitor, 2002 Jaguar S-Type, 97,950 mi
Problem: Vehicle shifts hard from 1st to 2nd and also from 4th to 5th (overdrive) when using a "Heavy Foot" on the gas. Under slight pedal, it shifts fine between 1st and 2nd, but always "bumps" into OD? No warning lights until last week. Problem first started at 97,950 miles... Currently at 98,998 miles with no change in problem? Instrument panel (odometer display area) now shows "Transmission Fault Warning". Haven't had the car looked at to determine the problem, but this is the only issue the car has given me since I bought it? FYI 3.0 V-6 Sport Model.
Harsh shift into 6th. a thump.
Visitor, 2000 Jaguar S-Type, 131,000 mi
Needed new transmission. Rebuilt it with updated parts.
Visitor, 2001 Jaguar S-Type, 110,000 mi
Transmission had to be replaced.
Visitor, 2003 Jaguar S-Type, 123,000 mi
late model2002-03 jaguar S-type with transmission stuck in park it also had a burning smell while driving that day it got stuck park. check!everything carefully!
Visitor, 2001 Jaguar S-Type, 82,400 mi
Transission fault shows local service station indicates a preessure soliniod
failure. Is this an expensive cost ?
Tranny had to be rebuilt.
Visitor, 2000 Jaguar S-Type
Problem with shift locking in park. Gearbox faults at 45,0000 miles .$10,000.00 to replace transmission. Now at 90,000 miles same problem! needs new transmission (rebuilt at $5000). Jaguar is a great car if you like shiny thinks that break and you have deeeep pockets to buy more shiny things that break!