2003 Jaguar S-Type Reviews and Owner Comments

2003 Jaguar S-Type owners review and rate their 2003 Jaguar S-Type.

2003 Jaguar S-Type (13 Reviews)
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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
I experienced involuntry acceleration in my 2003 jag s/type. When I went to apply the brake at a stop sign, the car accelerated at a high speed on to traffic. With both feet on the brake the car continued out of control. You could hear the car reving. in order to avoid hitting others I steered the car toward a high curb hoping this would stop the car. The car incurred damage to the rt. front wheel/tire and the undercarriage of the car. This did stop the rpm but did not stop the damage to my nerves. I will never drive a Jag. again. This is a safety issue that needs to be addressed by Jaguar. I am not the only one that has experienced this terrifying incident.I contacted the NHTS administration and they told me that they have had similar complaints. Be Careful...don't buy a jag.
My 4.2 is a Dream car. I have had a few little things go wrong. ( Throttle Body replaced. Water pump Replacement. Driver side rear Axle went out), then the things you knew would go wrong, things like, the Brakes I Did not change the Plugs for 109,000,and it never missed a beat. Great Fuel car. The Brakes last longer than any car I have owned. You also have to take care of it. Run Good Fuel Mid- Grade, 76, Standard, Snoco when I was back east. You still have the best looking Jaguar on the street. But I also have 113,679 on it also,all mine. There is some front end work I hear now, up front maybe bushings I will replace all 8 of them front and rear, the noise is from the passenger front side. We brought it in Detriot. Troy Michgan and had it shipped to California. Its pretty good to us. I really like the new Supercharged Jaguar. I'm thing about buying another one. So you people that are not happy. You should buy an new one and you will be happy with your investment.
need to know what is piece that your br=eak light fit into need
to order another one
Like other reviewers, my car has been in the shop so many times for heating and a/c related events. The biggest problem I see is the shop doesn't check out all the issues at once. They know that one issue will cause a problem for another, but they only fix the immediate issue......and hope you come back the very next month or sooner to fix the other issue(s). It's called labor $ per hour, they will gladly take your car apart again for 8-10 hours at $125/hr. Make sure to ask them to look at ALL items affected by one part leaking or going bad... if you don't ask, they will not look.
I own a 2003 Jaguar that I can NOT say enough horrible things regarding the maintenance nightmare that sits in my garage. In 2010 I paid almost $8000 in car repairs. In 2011 my car was in the shop 5 times not to mention the fact the last repair was
$900.00 There has to be a serious problem with service departments that offer financing programs!! Now my key remote controls don't work and the engine malfunction light just
lit up.... This is more than a LEMON it is CRIMINAL that
a car's maintenance costs more than the value of the car. I have issues giving this car ANY star for quality and reliability!
AC flaky, sensors for interior temp failed, AC cuts out and full heat comes on in mid summer, have to set max cold or turn off system for 10 minutes or more to get it to work again. Power window track broke on passenger side front, coolant hose plastic assembly failed prematurely and sprang leak, and finally, (another leak) same leak in coolant reservoir hose connector as indicated by another poster. If not for the poor quality, it would be a great car.
I have had my jag for 7 years a 2003 I love iot now i am told I need a torque converter that will cost me 2800 the car is only worth 10000 blue book, not worth it
Have about 78,000 miles on mine (3rd S-Type I have owned) and love it. Did have one significant ignition problem, but it was covered by the warranty. Problem caused by a faulty fuel float. Only other problem I have had, and I am working on it now, is that the coolant reservoir was replaced and there is a 'small' leak I discovered this morning on the upper hose at the clamp level.

While I hate to boast, my 4.2 gets between 30 and 34 mpg on the highway and 22 - 24 in town.

I have loved all my S-type and am sorry to see the style gone!
Not sure how the rating was a 3.5 but it really should be a 2.0 or less from Parkville MD. Just wrote the previous review. The other things work fine but the transmission is a joke.Never again I tell all not to get Jag between 2001 to 2003 not worth a penny!
I bought my 2003 Jaguar S-Type in 2006 and have not had a SINGLE problem with her. The Nissan Maxima I owned before her always had brake problems - they screamed noisily even when new and working fine - and, I it required a new transmission before 90k miles. I would purchase another Jaguar in a heartbeat. I love driving around in the one I currently own.
My 2003 Jag S-Type has almost 72,000 miles. I'm continually making repairs on it, which are very costly. They are beautiful cars, but have too many repair problems compared to other luxury vehicles I've owned (e.g., problems with power windows, power door locks, air conditioner/condenser, sensors, and windshield washer). I do not recommend purchase of the 2003 S-Type.
Not particularly impressed