19th Apr 2011, 22:31

I would not do it! I bought a 2000 S-Type 8C and it looks great, but had nothing but problems.

19th Apr 2011, 22:52

I am having the same problems with mine. I have had it for 5 months and it's been in the garage longer then I have drove it. I bought it with 5300 miles and the check engine light came on. I changed 2 coals and plugs.

Now the gear selector needs replacing that causes the trans to jam and damaged selector cables. Said it would cost $1,100 to fix and the transmission will probably go after a while. I got stuck in a car wash because I forgot to put the emergency brake on before putting the car in park then the drive keeps slipping out and will not move!

I will NEVER by another Jag and wish I could sue Jaguar for their crap cars.

24th Apr 2011, 12:36

You are so right, and include me in if a lawyer wants to help, then call 972 285 3011. Jag should not get away with not having a recall to fix transmission etc. It up to us and the law to make this right. Even the truck panel breaks very easy. Maybe we need to take this to Channel 4 news. But let's give them three days to respond.

27th Apr 2011, 19:25

I just drove a Jaguar today and I am expecting to trade my Lexus, but the transmission would not shift and felt as if in neutral as well. When I put it in 4 while on the test drive it did a little better, but still not like it should have been.

I loved the car and the dealer has agreed to repair the car, but now I am unsure with all the reviews of bad transmissions, should I use the emergency brake while shifting? Or stay away all together?

4th May 2011, 10:31

I need to know how to fix 2002 S-Type. It says 7 misfire then says multiple cylinder misfire.

18th May 2011, 21:04

I bought a 2000 Jag S-Type with 81000k on it...

Within 3 days... the window regulator broke on the rear passenger window.. and when I got it fixed.. no lie... the next day, the regulator broke in the front passenger window... ridiculous...

Now the car idles rough all the time... getting on my nerves... I've changed the spark plugs.. engine coils.. and it still idles rough... says I need a IAC.. and the heater control valve is bad.. so I have no heat... and now when I put it in D gear (drive), it'll stay neutral and won't go anywhere.. I have to put it in (4) for it to engage.

THIS CAR IS THE WORST... I will never buy one again.. I might have to trade it in, and I may lose a little money by doing that... but I'd rather do that than keep up with the expensive repairs...


7th Jun 2011, 23:09

Yes I'm having the same problems. Did you have a cure on the problem?

1st Jul 2011, 09:11

My S Type makes an odd noise when I turn to the left, and the noise goes away when I straighten up. The faster I go, the noise gets worse. Can anyone help? Also, the car jerks violently when selecting reverse. Thanks.

21st Jul 2011, 14:31

I have the same problem, what was the fix?

13th Sep 2011, 16:48

I am having the same problem, jag overheats, checked anything & everything. Could the timing be off? I am giving up hope that it will ever be fixed.

2nd Jan 2012, 10:58

Hi, I am having the same "boot open" light on my 2000 S Type 3.0 auto petrol - what was the outcome?

Thanks, DT.

16th Jan 2012, 00:45

It's true, thanks for that, and I service my car myself, and it's not expensive. Treat your car good, and you will have a nice car.

11th Jul 2012, 12:58

My girlfriend owns a 2000 Jaguar S Type, and 1 year after replacing the gear box to address a "gear box fault" issue, the transmission died a few days ago. We told the mechanic about the "skipping" issue over a year ago, and you assured us that it was due to the gearbox and that the transmission was fine; we should have known better. We're looking at roughly $6000 in repair costs and we're not happy about it. We've kept up the maintenance, and the care has been very well cared for. After reading all of the comments dealing with the same issue, something has to be done. We'd like to hear more information about the possibility of holding Jaguar accountable for something that is obviously an ongoing problem with their "luxury" automobiles.

24th Aug 2012, 12:01

I have 2000 S-Type 4.0 - I bought the car 3 years ago with only 27,000 miles on it. I also purchased a warranty for it. Within six months, the engine light was on.

I took it in for repairs, which took about 2 months to complete (engine work, new driver's seat, seal on trunk).

Fast forward to 2012, I now have 53,000 miles on it and a ton of work needs to be done, including a new transmission. As plenty of people have stated, I have to shift the car to D4 and then put it back in D in order for it to slip into gear. The mirror has broken on its own, the cigar latch has broken on its own, as well as my gas tank. I no longer have warranty, and the repairs are estimated at 10 grand. I will be trading this car in or donating it for a tax write off!!

If there was any suit, please include me akilahnisa@gmail.com or 312-399-7522.

19th Apr 2013, 15:37

My husband and I searched for a car for me for several weeks. We found a 2002 S Type 3.0 and bought it Dec 2012. When we got to the dealership, evidently they had it warmed up already and it did great for the test drive. Well when I got ready to take it out the day, I found that this car was extremely cold natured. I would warm it up to drive it for 20 to 30 minutes before take off. It will miss so bad it is hard to keep running until it warms up. Well while driving in the cold (which thank God I don't live up north, because I would have never drove it), the heater wouldn't work except after it was warmed up, and I would sit with it idling for 15 to 20 minutes, then turn it off to start driving again. Well now it is sitting in the drive and will not do anything; can't get one noise out of it. It won't even take a charge, I don't know what to do with it. Surely my husband isn't going to spend another dime on it.

Signed very disappointed in Jaguar :(

Will not buy another!!!

20th Apr 2013, 11:28

Please research any future cars you buy long and hard. The Consumer Reports annual auto issue that comes out every year in April has the Jaguar S-Type and the XF model as being some of the worst of the worst when it comes to reliability. It has about 30 cars listed that you should avoid at all costs. The days of not researching a vehicle through the internet and a pre-inspection from a reliable mechanic are over...

24th Apr 2013, 15:42

I can't believe the things I'm reading... this is my story exactly. I've had all the same problems with my 2000 S-Type, which this past year has cost me thousands, and I'm currently trying to fix a "gear box fault" issue!

18th Apr 2018, 23:13

My Jaguar S-Type also has a blown tranny (low miles). I have to say the lurch is the worst; it has made me afraid to drive it. On several occasions my car lurched from a stop sign into an intersection; it was so bad I had to be 2 car lengths behind a car so when it would lurch I could prevent it from smashing into them. It is an unpleasant jolt to myself and my car. Jaguar, please help.