Jaguar S-Type Problems

Transmission Failure Common on Jaguar S-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.

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Jaguar S-Type Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 108,859 (42,291–281,000)
7 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005, 2006
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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.
Transission fault shows local service station indicates a preessure soliniod
failure. Is this an expensive cost ?

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while driving transmission sliped and did not wonnt to change gears just rev up my engine but go no were no power i pulled over an turned it off after about 5 mins i drove off no problen but now i dont trust my jag
I had a slight problem with putting the car into gear to reverse, it sticks a bit, but yesterday I tried to put the car in reverse quickly, it caused a problem. Since then I can't hardly put my car into gears. Yesterday I had to shift t into 4th gear for my car to drive. Can you tell me if I step the gear? Thank you
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?
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!
My car hesitates and then does a slight lunge while driving around 10-35 mph. Gear box fault light came on at first a couple of weeks ago, but hasn't come back on since.
Transmission "bangs" into gear and transmission fault light comes on along with check engine light.
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.
Runs great until I get up to about 50mph then it says transmission fault and no 4th gear.
Problem started in 2007 when it had 56000 miles on it. Use manual to work around problem. Now at 170000 mi.
When I enguage the gear into drive it smoothly enters but my jag won't move. And can hear a scratchy sound under the engine where the gear box is located at the center. And when I fire it tries to move slowly but ain't .
tranny devlopes erratic shifting between 4th and drive yellow fault light comes on indicating gear failing. How ever tranny runs fine if shifted manualy.