What a sad situation. I am a longtime Jag owner, I've had a 64 XKE roadster, many XJ6s and an XJS. Right now I have a driver condition 87 XJ6 and a 01 S-Type 4.0, and the 87 is the far better car. The S-Type is sitting at present because it looks to be leaking trans fluid and I'm afraid to move it before I get it looked at. I've had this car 4 years now, and have had the window problems, traction control out, car goes to the red on the coolant gauge, then back down nearly every time you drive it, plus interior problems. And you can't keep front brakes on it. It's a beautiful car, but I miss the 90 Lexus I traded in on it. This car was a beautiful mistake. Add me to any class action
I bought a 2001 S-Type 10 months ago. The window reg broke on 3 windows, it rides pretty rough, idles very fast. Also, every little bump I hit it makes noise. how do I fix the bump noise?
Recently purchased a 2001 S Type 3.0; fairly well maintained, but now it seems like sway bar bushings are shot, transmission is acting a little odd, and today car decided to not start. Motor turns over fine, but acts almost like its out of time. Any suggestions?
Oh by the way, the headliner is sagging, as well as the liner around the door posts.
With everyone having these same kind of issues, I'd gladly join in the lawsuit. email@example.com
I have a 2001 Jaguar S-Type. Love the way it drives.
Had to fix the heating and cooling problem, gear shift, and my two back window regulators.
Now the vehicle's fan continues to run a long time after I turn it off, approximately about 5 minutes. It also runs loudly, sounds like a plane. The mechanic tried to tell me that it is normal, but I have had this car now for six years, and this is the first time this has happened.
The next step is I am going to try and change the cooling fan, to see if that takes care of the problem.
Yes, include me in the lawsuit as well firstname.lastname@example.org
Jag S-Type water leaks in the boot of the car, are caused by a poor seal around the rear lights, allowing rain water in. Just remove and reseal with a sealant or new seal.
I, like the rest of you, have had more than my share of problems with my 2001 S-Type. 3 windows failed, transmission fault light, etc. I feel there is justification in filing a class action lawsuit. If any of you have info concerning the lawsuit, please share. Thank you in advance. My email address is:
Hello Good People.
I also have a 2001 S-Type that's giving me problems, where do I start?
Both of the front window regulators broke. I had one replaced at the shop - $300.00, then the other side went out 3 months later, I replaced it myself. Then the engine started to stumble a bit, the check engine light came on, I took it to the shop and they put it on the machine, $95.00 and told me that something was wrong with the timing and it would cost $2500.00 to repair it. This was the point when I got tired of bending over. When your car stumbles, it can only be the gas or fire, so I changed the fuel filter first which is located behind the front drivers tire which was really dirty (so if you guys haven't change yours you need to do it, this could lead to major problems). Then I removed the intake manifold and replaced my coils and plugs, no more problems there. Then I started to hear a noise in the front end. I then took it over to the tech school and replaced everything under it, the parts from a Lincoln LS will fit and you can get them online. The cost for labor was $50.00. I replaced my reservoir and front brakes myself. My heat does not work, but my point is that this is not a reliable car, but with some common sense it can be managed.
P.S. when I figure out the heating problem I will let you guys know.
I have a 2000 Jaguar S-Type and have had most of the problems you've talked about. 2 window regulars replaced, brakes, engine light, etc. Today it's the coolant overflow tank. Love the car, but hate all the problems. Add me to the lawsuit. Email: email@example.com
I have a Jag 2001, and it had the same problems as you, but looking at everyone's comments, I suggest no ones should get a Jaguar because it's cheap... you will be paying for it all the time.
Wow, I hate to see all these comments about this car, because I've always wanted a Jag. I just purchased mine in April with 100K miles, and the headliner was already coming off. Now I have the headache of my coolant tank having a crack in it. I took it to my Jag mechanic, and he told me it was one of the many problems with my model. I hate to wait around for all these other problems to arise, but I'm a college student and can't really afford to get a new vehicle right now.
I guess I'll have to stick it out till I graduate and buy a new one. Such a shame.
I too would like to be included if there's a lawsuit:
Hmmmmm, College Student driving a Jaguar? If you live like a lawyer or doctor in your college years, you will live like student in your professional years.
I know this is a car review site, but sometimes there is more to it than mechanics.
I happened across a pristine condition 2001 S Type, 60K miles. I was very, very tempted to purchase it from the original owner for a very reasonable $8K. I'm no mechanic but am pretty savvy about cars. This forum has certainly changed my mind about that acquisition, thanks all!
PS. The owners wife's referred to it as her husband's girlfriend, most likely due to all the cash he has had to spend on her, and not the fact that she's a fine ride!
I had my Jag about 4 months ago, a pretty car by all standards.
It has started causing me problems, first with lower ball joints which cost me $869 and now the car won't accelerate with the DSC light flashing. I have to stop and re-start it, the ABS and brake lights are on.
Please help with any suggestions. It has 125,000 miles. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org and please include me in the class action law suit.
Don't buy a Jaguar S-Type.
Have a 2000 S type Jaguar, 104000 miles on clock.
Have read of heating problems on the comments page.
The cause is PROGRAMMING! I had to have new software downloaded, and "hey presto", my heating was back to normal.
My cooling fan has STARTED to stay on after I have switched off the engine. On one occasion, car would not start, and when I turned the ignition key, any electrics ON, went OFF.
Flat battery! I have considered that the fan overrunning when the engine turned off was missed by me (first time) and kept going until it had flattened the battery. Now I listen carefully when I switch off to hear whether the fan is running. Incidentally this happened after ONE MILE, in a temperature of ZERO degrees, so the fan should not have come on AT ALL.