Jaguar S-Type Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Jaguar S-Type

Jaguar S-Type Problems

Ignition Coil May Cause Misfires and Check Engine Light

Ignition coil failure may cause the engine to run poorly. The fault can be intermittent and may or may not illuminate the Check Engine Light.

Transmission Failure Common

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

Improved 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.

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Jaguar S-Type Questions

whinning noise in steering (1 answer)

when turning when in lower speeds

Where 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.

My traction light comes on at times and my speed is cut down to approx 10-20 mi. (1 answer)

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.

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Jaguar S-Type Recalls

Fuel 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.

Improper Fuel Tank Installed In Vehicles

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.

Automatic Transmission May Not Shift into Park as Indicated

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.

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Jaguar S-Type Reviews

I bought this beautiful gunite black car brand new in 2000...no problems until 6 or so years later...every time I go to service it's $1,000 or so more and other problems...only have 76,000 miles on it (they say I should drive it more)...one owner, a woman, and it is garaged every day...help me...what to do?...almost perfect condition and it's been dead in my garage for months...battery 2nd one ...
ask about the windows and the ball joints and the oil leaks
My module is out on the car and it's not reading thew key which is causing it not to turn over. The light on the dash board doesn't light up so therefore I think the module is out. How much will it cost to repair it. Please give me a call at 682 552 5544 if you need additional information....Thanks

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