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Jaguar S-Type Transmission Failure Common

Jaguar S-Type Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

Average Mileage: 102,576 mi (43,000 mi - 200,000 mi)


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

  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 82,400 mi

    Transission fault shows local service station indicates a preessure soliniod
    failure. Is this an expensive cost ?

    Thank you


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  • Visitor, , 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!

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  • 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.

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  • Visitor, , 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?

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  •  Rookie

    Harsh shift into 6th. a thump.

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  • Visitor, , 131,000 mi

    Needed new transmission. Rebuilt it with updated parts.

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  • Visitor, , 110,000 mi

    Transmission had to be replaced.

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  •  Rookie

    transmission failed

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  •  Rookie

    Tranny had to be rebuilt.

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