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Transmission Failure Common on Jaguar X-Type

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 97,579 (25,460–188,523)
6 model years affected: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, more2006, 2007
47 people reported this problem
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Car started hesitating between shifts, then jerking between gears. Then it stopped after I hard accelerated thru the gears, using the sport shift or gas pedal floored and allowd the car to go thru the gears. It then worked perfectly for about 2 weeks. Then it suddenly started totally losing ALL gears, had to pull over, wait for a a cool down. Then it was limped about 2 miles into a garage, where it lost reverse. HELP!!!
Transmission failed while driving on interstate. Only had the car a few months. Engine runs but will not go forward or reverse. Mechanic said that intermediate shaft in transmission broke. Say it common failure. Says they usually on need to replace the shaft with a stronger quality designed shaft. Has there been any recalls from the dealer concerning this type of transmission failure?
Car won't start - I see security fault and gearbox fault. Just drove it to work this morning.
I was coming to a stop at a stop sign then the whole car jerked bad. It said "Gearbox fault" on dash and went into a limp mode. Got me home. Dont know what ima do now.....
My vehicle is no longer able to reverse.
my 2003 Jaguar X-Type won't excel over 5 mph. This car is never driven as this is my 3rd car. I'm concerned that I might need a new transmission.
Transmission failed as well as the transfer case. Makes no sense after 41,000 miles to have this kind of failure.
Transmission will not go forward or reverse with no park, problem happened while driving, if you put it in drive it doesn't move, but when you put it back in park out of drive you can hear the parking pin trying to catch inside the transmission, I pulled the transfer case out and the mid shaft is not broken, but when I try to turn the pinion shaft on the transfer case the inside shafts don't move does this mean the transer case is bad?
gearbox fault. Will go in reverse but not forward.
car making loud humming noise in rear area
I put the car in reverse and it would not go...made a revving noise as I pressed the gas pedal...would only stop and start...got about 10 feet. Forward was no problem. No warning, no symptoms....mechanic says I need a new transmission. $3700 on a 13 year old car...(I bought it in 2001)
Car won't start gear box default light is on what could be wrong with it
Was driving up hill, wouldn't down shift, fells like it's stuck in 3rd gear
car made a rubbing sound then slipped out of gear. Now it will not go into gear at all. even moves when in park
goes foward fine engages in reverse but don't move
It's not fixed and it don't pick up speed and check engine light is on
leak in transmisson k and w stop leak put in sealed transmission works great
I decided to not get the car repaired as I was looking at a bill of 3,500 dollars. Two separate mechanics looked at it and both told me the transmission exploded. A dealer took it in trade for very little money and I got something else. I took care of that car better than I take care of myself and after 80,000 miles the transmission dies.
Car just stopped, unable to be driven at all. Needed to be taken to the shop on a flatbed.
I cursed the shop owner, saying he didn't service my car properly. Then found out gearbox is a sealed unit, so he couldn't have caused the problem.
Should have guessed that it would have problems, given that it's actually a Ford Mondeo underneath.
Won't take gears and when accelerating have knocking sound