Transmission Failure Common on Jaguar S-Type

Premature automatic transmission failure is common. Diagnoses of the fault will be necessary to determine if repair or replacement is the proper repair.

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Average mileage: 103,736 (42,291–200,000)
6 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005
62 people reported this problem
43 people shared problem details
2002 Jaguar S-Type97,950
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.
2001 Jaguar S-Type82,400
Transission fault shows local service station indicates a preessure soliniod failure. Is this an expensive cost ? Thank you billzoha@verizonnet
2003 Jaguar S-Type123,000
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!
2005 Jaguar S-Type76,000
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?
I am so fed up with this transmission fault. It's been in shop for months at a time I wouldn't refer this vehicle to my worst enemy if I had one.
2000 Jaguar S-Type131,000
Needed new transmission. Rebuilt it with updated parts.
2000 Jaguar S-Type153,000
while driving transmission sliped and did not wonnt to change gears just rev up my engine but go no were no power i pulled over an turned it off after about 5 mins i drove off no problen but now i dont trust my jag
Harsh shift into 6th. a thump.
2001 Jaguar S-Type110,000
Transmission had to be replaced.
2002 Jaguar S-Type156,000
Runs great until I get up to about 50mph then it says transmission fault and no 4th gear.
2004 Jaguar S-Type95,000
I had a slight problem with putting the car into gear to reverse, it sticks a bit, but yesterday I tried to put the car in reverse quickly, it caused a problem. Since then I can't hardly put my car into gears. Yesterday I had to shift t into 4th gear for my car to drive. Can you tell me if I step the gear? Thank you
Problem started in 2007 when it had 56000 miles on it. Use manual to work around problem. Now at 170000 mi.
Tranny had to be rebuilt.
2002 Jaguar S-Type43,000
tranny devlopes erratic shifting between 4th and drive yellow fault light comes on indicating gear failing. How ever tranny runs fine if shifted manualy.
2000 Jaguar S-Type45,000
I change the block pack solenoide enverything was find and know is neutral con dive por reverce no aplicación
2001 Jaguar S-Type200,000
Transmission fault
2001 Jaguar S-Type174,000
Transmission slipped when accelerating into 5th
05 jaguar s type that shifts hard from a stop
2005 Jaguar S-Type128,000
trans won't shift from 1st to 2nd, display says gearbox failure
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