2000 Jaguar S-Type Reviews - Page 9 of 12

2000 Jaguar S-Type from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Distance when acquired16000 miles
Most recent distance70000 miles

Summary:

The 2000 models are lemons and need to be recalled

Faults:

Idles too high.

Engine fan stays on.

A/C unit doesn't blow heat.

Returned to service twice for jerking of car.

Ash tray door stays open.

Car beginning to overheat.

Right Boot message came on.

Erratic gear shifting.

Gear Box message came on.

The trunk will not automatically open using the switch or key. It gets stuck... I paid $70 to get it fixed during the warranty period and it still sticks.

Interior car roof fabric coming loose and hanging. I can't let my windows down for fear that a draft will make it worse.

Left driver's window stop midway while going up.

General Comments:

All of the problems every customer has been saying as happened to my car.

I will NEVER purchase another Jaguar ever in this or my next lifetime!!!

I would absolutely love to join anyone on a lawsuit.

This car's model and year is a total lemon! They should be recalled.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th November, 2007

30th Nov 2007, 00:29

I own a 2002 S Type and have experienced the same problems as the previous owner:

The air conditioning doesn't cool and the heating system does not heat. I have taken the vehicle in 3 times in less that 2 months for this complaint and it is still not corrected.

I had to have the power window replaced, the trunk latch replaced for sticking, and now there is a problem with the front end suspension.

I had to obtain a lawyer before the dealership would honor the manufacturer warranty repairs: including the previously mentioned repairs and the Manifold O Rings (Transmission), Electronic Gear Cable, and Evaporated Heat Sensor.

Now when I place the car in Park, the gear indicator shows Reverse... I have to shift back into drive, then shift back into Park. Oh,...the paint is literally falling off the front and rear bumpers, and the dealership insists that this certified preowned Jaguar has never sustained in body damage. They are refusing to correct that problem as well. I have owned this vehicle less than 1 yr. and it has 58,680 miles. I have only driven the vehicle 8,400 miles in 11 months!!!

My 1996 Van den Plas was a much better car than this piece of junk. I have received no response from Jaguar North America and the Jaguar service dept could care less. I spend at least 2-3 days per week dropping off and picking this vehicle up from service dept. Check this out, the dealership charged me for a rental car for 3 days out of the 6 days they kept car and refused to make repairs. That was the last straw, I got an attorney!

Lowens7129@bellsouth.net.

20th Oct 2011, 10:49

I have a 2000 S-Type 6 cylinder since 2004. I now have over 216,000 miles on it.

I have experienced some of the problems you are explaining, but my car runs like a charm and always has. Anytime I have a problem, I just take it to my mechanic, who is excellent. I never take it to the dealer. It went to the dealer once back in 2004.

Right now the headliner has dropped some, I'm sure due to the sun in Houston, Texas.

I am sure the sunroof doesn't work, because the last time I opened it a year ago, it didn't want to close back, so I forced it closed and it made a loud pop!

Just got the air fixed after it went out last year, and the heater doesn't blow hot. The heater has been broken for 3 years. I plan to get it fixed today for $350.00.

My mechanic is the best because he builds race cars! He knows everything there is to know about a car. I plan to drive it to 300,000 miles, which is not long in Houston.

2000 Jaguar S-Type V8 Saloon 4.0L from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.0L Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired108000 miles
Most recent distance109000 miles
Previous carAudi A6

Faults:

Box is slipping a little.

Replaced suspension bushes.

General Comments:

Dec. 2000, V8, beautiful, in immaculate condition.

Worried about the automatic box that is slipping the odd time. When it catches it is sharp. I noticed there was a replacement box fitted when I was replacing the lower shock bushes. An alloy plate on the transmission says so. 109000 miles now. Two boxes sound familiar. Maybe I should have bought the 540 I was looking at before.

My Jaguar dealer couldn't wait to check for recall work when I was buying those bushes. At least I didn't buy it new.

I feel gutted for the guys who lost so much on theirs. If you are reading these posts for the time, you have been suitably warned.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st September, 2007

Average review marks: 4.7 / 10, based on 51 reviews