2000 Jaguar S-Type from North America - Comments

8th Mar 2010, 01:21

Hi Fellow Brothers and Sisters in Jaguar Solidarity Sadness!

What can I say? And why has no one here mentioned the recall on the ball joints! I own a 2000 S Type. The ball joints were supposed to be fixed by the recall, but they've been fixed twice since then at my expense. This does not count the coils that have all been replaced countless times, and now the transmission is slipping and shows all the signs that everyone here has posted.

It sure is a beautiful car and man, the comfort! Never before have I felt so comfortable... but that does you nothing when you can't drive the thing! I guess I can just go out in the garage and just sit in it and listen to the stereo? Oh wait, I can't do that either because all the lights are out in the stereo and I can't read anything...

Did I mention that the trunk latch won't open? That's a mystery to all mechanics? Also, there's some weird braking control system out and the airbag light won't come off! I sure hope they work if I drive the car! Oh wait, I can't, sure solves the airbag problem!

I keep hearing about class action here, but I don't think anything came into fruition... it's 2010! And people still keep posting here!

10th Mar 2010, 17:15

I too have experienced on-going problems with my 2002 Jaquar S-Type. I am constantly replacing ignition coils. I want even mention all of the other 20 problems I experienced since I purchased it 5 years ago. Has anyone else been having problems with the coils, and what was the diagnosis for replacing them so often?

23rd Apr 2010, 01:02

I hate to add insult to injury, but I too am experiencing many of the same issues.

I own a 2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0. I replaced the coil pack on the #7 cylinder, the window regulators on the driver and passenger windows, and the low beam headlamps twice. Shortly after this my radiator busted, and the outcome was a blown head gasket, which ultimately led to an entire engine replacement.

In less than 3 1/2 mos on the new engine (used- 65K miles) I had to replace the coil pack on the # 7 and 8 cylinders.

Currently I have to replace the driver widow motor, the O2 sensor, and coil pack on the #4 cylinder.

This seems like a never ending story. A beautiful car, ugly problems. I've put over $4500 + on this car since purchase.

2nd May 2010, 09:27

Wow... I've had my 2000 S Type V8 4.0 for a little more than a year, and only had small problems... like the passenger window, which I didn't bother to fix, and the tie rod and pinion... which was about $1200. I was told the front control arms had to be replaced because there is too much play, and now the check engine light is on. I think I'll sell it while I'm still ahead... after reading all this, I think new problems are right around the corner.

Thanks everyone.

6th May 2010, 21:52

2000 S-type 3.0 - sounds like we are all having the same issues, so I won't re post them - class action add me in - tploup@aol.com

11th May 2010, 13:40

We have a 2000 S-Type and 2003 X-Type. The 2000 S-Type has been a mechanical (thus financial) nightmare. I would not recommend this car to anyone, not even my worst enemy (well, maybe). We are getting rid of the S-Type this month, and even though we have not had the same mechanical issues with the X-Type, we will be getting rid of that in the near future as well. The service dept at the Jag dealer in our area is god awful to deal with.

15th May 2010, 09:31

2000 S-type 3.0 liter V6. Wow I thought I was somewhat alone in these problems, but I guess not. I had 3 window regulars replaced and won't lower the passenger window in fear.

The coolant tank was replaced, the cable to the tranny was fixed, plastic parts are breaking all over the car, and the hood clear coat is coming off.

For a car with 49,000 miles, the coils need replaced, code says misfire on #4 and incomplete burn.

CLASS ACTION SOUNDS GOOD COUNT ME IN. Blake K.

21st May 2010, 21:36

I currently own a 2000 Jaguar S Type.. Worst car I ever owned in my life. Already put 4,000 dollars into it.. my local mechanic doesn't even want to have anything to do with it.

My fail safe engine life keeps coming on.. my gear box light keeps going on.. my tranny slips, just had it rebuilt too.. every couple of months my engine and tranny needs work.. my AC doesn't work.. the electrical problems are countless.. Jaguar doesn't want to do a damn thing.. please count me in this law suit.. PLEASE.. I have so much damn hate for this crap car.. world's worst creation...

MetalNavy@aol.com you can reach me 845-596-9001.

22nd May 2010, 11:24

I was told to bring my vehicle "back in" because I was getting an engine fault code just weeks after the dealer performed the J004 recall. Apparently the dealer felt it would lessen the blow of telling me I need a new transmission if they erased the fault codes. (I am a female across country from home, going through a divorce). Is it illegal for a dealer to erase fault codes? The fault codes are; P0750, P0731, P0736.

After delivering this message to me, I actually almost left (I am somewhat distracted with the divorce), but immediately sat back down and asked if this is an issue my extended warranty would cover. (I purchased this through my credit union after 50,000) After the service guys picked their mouths up off the ground, the leg work has begun. Duplicating codes, etc. for mechanical inspection, etc.

Was it illegal for the dealership to do what they did? Also, before they learned about the extended warranty, I was actually encouraged to try and sell the vehicle because no one would know the issues if the codes were erased.

Signed,

Why is it people always feel compelled to do me a favor that inevitably causes nothing but duress.

7th Jul 2010, 09:14

I purchased a 2002 S type 3.0 2 years ago, and have had little very expensive problems. Nothing under $800, but today I get a phone call the the trans need to be replaced, $3500. It's one thing after another. It's driving me crazy the dealer and Jaguar knew of this problem. I was driving, put my car in drive and it went into reverse. What can be done? CRounds@fairmont.com.

25th Jul 2010, 14:44

Where shall I begin to start?

I got a warranty from my credit union where they repaired most of the problems mentioned; the coils, ball joints, and other components besides the GEAR FAULT ERROR.

My Jaguar 2000 S-Type car is stalling, and when I took it to Jaguar, they would only do a whole transmission, which is around $4,200 something. My warranty got out of paying for this after they had to replace the main board under the dash. It went bad, I lost my true mileage and I have 160,000 some miles now, but the warranty refuse to cover me on anything else after my mileage was lost. I really would like them to honor their warranty, because they advised me that I could only get a rebuilt transmission, and Jaguar does not offer rebuilt, so I was told by my warranty to go to Cottmans Transmission and Amoco, who could not find the problem. They test drove it, put it on a machine and could not find the error. When they drive my car, the error does not pop up, so they cannot locate the actual sensor.

Does anyone know any thing about the sensor that is bad on the transmission (where it is located or which one? I am attempting to just replace this because Jaguar told me the sensor is causing the transmission to get confused between the 2 and 3 gear, and they were the only ones that could actually pick up the error on the computer)

Please contact me about any class action or information about the GEARFAULT ERROR. I am getting the sensor replaced on the transmission first, but I need to know which sensor. Contact me @ truluvgns@yahoo.com