2000 Jaguar S-Type from North America - Comments

9th Oct 2005, 00:34

I purchased a 2000 S-Type V8 about 2 years ago. It had 21k on it at that time. Fortunately for me, it came with the Jaguar extended warranty. The car now has 45k miles. Within a year of buying the car, the transmission had to be replaced. I also had to have the driver's side seat motor replaced twice, the driver's side power window replaced twice, the steering pump, the steering column, both coils, and it's now back in the shop for another transmission.

I'm quite sure that Jaguar knows the transmission is a problem, but it's very unlikely they will do anything to correct it. They will way the cost of doing the right thing against the cost of doing nothing and they'll go with which ever is cheaper. Unless customers stand together and put economic pressure on them (most likely through a class action suit), consumers will get no satisfaction. Sad, but true.

Dan

Denver, CO.

12th Oct 2005, 19:37

If you have had to replace a transmission on an S Type and are seriously considering filing a class action suit against Jaguar please email me at Jaguarnoclass@aol.com.

10th Dec 2005, 22:31

We fell on love with the 2000 S type's style... Our driveway is kind of on an incline. I never paid attention that It was rather hard to shift. Until tonight, when I pulled into a driveway that was steep... The gearshift knob broke free from the transmission... I had to leave it there and hope this is covered. This sounds like a known design flaw.. And if I'm not satified with what the warranty covers, I'll be back to talk about that lawsuit... Give me a week.

-Mad in NJ.

27th Apr 2006, 02:54

I adore my 4.0ltr. S-type, but am concerned with the occasional message (approx once every 6 - 8 weeks) 'gearbox fault'. I have noticed that sometimes it takes a few seconds to engage reverse and then engages with a noticeable double 'clunk'. Anyone else having same?

14th May 2006, 13:17

Just purchased yesteday and under a lemon law guarentee and an extended warranty a 2000 S Type Jaguar that has exhibited " Gearbox Fault".Unfortunately I will have to return the vehicle as this car was my wife's dream color...{champagne gold}.We have looked long and hard for this car. Is gearbox fault as ominous as it sounds? What could be the possible list of problems. I would sincerely appreciate any and all comments that will enable a successful conclusion to this story.

Many Thanks.

Peter.

24th May 2006, 13:51

I bought a 2000 S type 3 years ago. It now has 45,000 miles. A week ago the gearbox fault light came on. The car has difficulty accelerating. My mechanic told me that it put itself in first gear to protect the engine. I called the Jaguar dealership first, they told me there is a four day wait before they can even look at it. A "free-world mechanic told me $3,100 + to fix. World class car with first class problems at 45,000 miles? Yeah right.

22nd Jun 2006, 19:31

Same story,

Bought S-Type at 50,000 and have been pumping money into it ever since. Dealer always plays dumb and Jag International just denies my request for any help.

Here is my email, lamtnfun@yahoo.com

If anyone has started a lawsuit, please let me know.

If I get one started I will post the information and would love to get a big response from everyone posting problems.

Thanks,

Larry Chick.

24th Jul 2006, 09:49

I purchased a 2000 S-Type and have had similar problems with my transmission. The gear shift was always hard to shift especially on an incline. One day while trying to put it in gear the gear shift broke off in my hand.

Now the transmission has a really hard shift when putting the car into reverse. I was told this past week by a mechanic that there is a valve box inside the transmission that Jaguar has had problems with.

2nd Aug 2006, 20:03

Yeah I bought a 2001 Jag S- type 4.0 and haven't had any problems with it till now. I bought it November 2005 and just today it said transmission fault. I was on the freeway when it happened and then the car slowed down and came to a stop. I had to turn the car off and restart it to get it going again. I made it home and I'm about to have it towed to a mechanic tomorrow. I should have just kept my Lexus cause I never had any problems with it. If anyone starts a class-action suit let me know. brandonbp@hotmail.com.

6th Aug 2006, 22:13

My transmission went out as well at 50,000 miles, I am seeing a common number here... Luckily I had purchased an extended warranty and I was only out the $200.00 deductible, however.. Service is now deplorable, my car is in the shop every week and that is no exaggeration So yes, in answer to your question... I'd be willing to discuss class action.

Gqcwby1974@aol.com

~Will.

7th Aug 2006, 16:50

I purchased a pre-owned 2000 Jaguar S-Type in 2003. In early 2004 I started having problems with the gears sticking while the car was parked on an incline. The dealer informed me the GEAR SHIFT ASSEMBLY needed to be replaced.

In July 2006, the Gear Shift Assembly was replaced again. The deal informed me that if I was parked on an incline I needed to engage the parking brake first, then place the car in park. This worked, but It isn't an acceptable solution.

A few weeks later the Shifter Assembly broke free from the transmission and had to be towed to the dealership. I spent a total of $900 on repairs relating to the problems above. I'm thinking about trading the car in before the transmission fails.

16th Aug 2006, 14:22

I to have a 2000 s-type jaguar, Oh what a beautiful car. Oooh what problems I have had and still have. Besides the gear problem, I am having problems with a hose leak to the coolant system, air bag warning is on, a leak in the fuel system which make the car run bad. I'm sure I'm forgetting some of the other problems, like how bad the service gets when warranty runs out. I would never by another Jag.

23rd Aug 2006, 06:29

I just bought a 2000 S-type at 80k miles. A gorgeous car with not a single scratch or dent, and the interior is flawless. It drove perfectly for 3 days and then all of a sudden it was hard to get it out of park, and now the D gear does not work. I have to put it in D3 to go forward, otherwise it acts as if its in neutral. This is terrible.

My email is fat_al_404@yahoo.com. Let me know if anyone has had this problem, or about that law suit. This is unsatisfactory.

24th Aug 2006, 10:20

I purchased a 2001 S Type 4.0 one year ago when it had around 45k miles. It has 60,000 miles, and my Gear Box Fault indicator came on when I was going just under 80 mph. The engine was still running, but there was no power transfer to the rear wheels. In fact, the engine was shaking quite violently even though the rpm's were only around 4,000. I put it in 4th gear, and it ran fine all the way back to the Jaguar dealer.

I don't race the Jaguar, so why is the transmission messed up already?

The dealer has had it since last Friday evening (now Thursday at lunch), and they are still awaiting word for Jaguar HQ as to how to deal with the problem. They tell me it needs a new transmission. At 60k miles? You have got to be kidding me.

I also had two windows fall of track and the coolant overflow tank leaked. So, this is the fourth time it has been in the shop in one year.

My 97 3 Series BMW had 120k miles when I traded it in for the S Type, and it had only 2 problems (air conditioner control module and LCD light display) since I purchased it new. I should have stuck with that car.