Jaguar S-Type Repair and Maintenance
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Jaguar S-Type ProblemsImproved Coolant Hoses Available to Withstand Cooling System Pressure
Improved coolant hoses that are able to withstand cooling system pressure are available (Jaguar Service Bulletin S518). These improved hoses help avoid engine overheating by preventing the coolant hose from inadvertently detaching from the engine.
Premature automatic transmission failure is common. Diagnoses of the fault will be necessary to determine if repair or replacement is the proper repair.
Jaguar S-Type QuestionsWhere is the place located to add transmission fluid? (2 answers)
Can't find place to add transmission fluid. Transmission has a slight skip. Thought I would add transmission fluid as a try, before I replace transmission.
Can my speed sensors be removed and will the car still run ? Can they be cleaned? This occurs randomly, may drive 50-100 mi. No problem. Other times, may only go 10mi. Have to kill the car, wait a min or so, and restart.
Jaguar S-Type RecallsFuel May Leak from the Fuel Tank
The fuel delivery module (FDM), jet pump module (JPM), and cluster valve (CV) seals on the fuel tank may not be seated properly, and may allow fuel leakage if the fuel level is above the affected seals. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire. Dealers will inspect the fuel tank to see if the revised seals can be used for the repair. If they cannot, the fuel tank assembly will be replaced. The recall began January 29, 2007. The Jaguar recall number R176.
The fuel tank released on some vehicles was a pre-production prototype and had to be replaced prior to vehicle sale. Units were repaired at the dealerships prior to sale. The Jaguar recall number is R177. This recall began on December 13, 2006.
Some sedans were assembled with an incorrectly manufactured automatic transmission parking pawl guide plate and may not shift into park as indicated by the shift indicator and shift lever position. Dealers will replace the parking pawl guide plate free of charge. The recall began November 22, 2005. The Jaguar recall number is R525.