I purchased a 2000 S-Type last year and took it directly to my mechenic a told him to take care of any problems. This costs $1000 which I thought was OK since I got a good deal. After that it all went downhill. Two windows fell off track, The gear shift broke apart because I was parked on a hill and didn't use the parking brake. There's a ticking in my wheels, the power steering leeks, runs rough with a check engine light on and gets 15 mpg, and trunk release doesn't work. All of this happening within 6 months of purchase. If there is a law suit, I want to be a part of it. Email email@example.com.
2000 Jaguar S-Type, 92,000 miles - join the club, I have maintained this car better than myself, and 1000 miles after my 90,000 mile service, my check engine light went on. I've been told by the dealer that the breather elbows are cracked ($470), the coolant header tank is cracked ($344), and the coolant hoses need to be replaced ($365). Can't even find a local repair shop that will touch a Jaguar. Doesn't this seem a little expensive???
I'm now part of the Jag give all my money team. For the first week we've owned the 2000 S V8 junk car, we've had to put money into this car. 2 window mechanisms, all the coils had to be replaced, the swing bar, brakes, idle problems.
So far it has been in the shop 17 times in 2 years. We have contacted Jag, and per the emails I've seen, you got the same reply we got... Sorry, not our problem... I noticed this email about a class action firstname.lastname@example.org, which I want to be a part of. Please anyone contact me at email@example.com
I'm glad to know that I'm not alone. I bought my Jag S-Type 4.0 in June of 2000, replaced my first transmission at 19,000 miles (that should have been a warning) but thankfully it was under warranty. My third transmission is not under warranty and is costing me $5,000. I can't begin to tell you all the problems I've had with this car. I've spent $10K in the last 8 months (yes, that is true). Timing chain at 60K miles??? Window tracks failed on every window, some twice; ignition coils, suspension, transmission (s), and the list goes on. I have contacted some class action attorneys and a couple are very interested in pursuing. If you wish to participate and hold Jaguar accountable, please email your contact info to me with a brief description of your sad Jag history. I will forward on to the attorney. I will also create a distribution list.
For s-type owners with window lift kit problems there is a cheaper solution. The lift kits from a Lincoln LS are the same design. The Jag ones are made in Spain and the Lincoln ones are made in Mexico.
They are a little slower, but they are only $150 compared to $600 for the Jag ones.
I purchased a used 2000 S-Type with 78000 miles in 2006.
A few months later a hose popped of the bottom and it over-heated. Next, winter came and the heater wouldn't work. I took it to the dealer and they replaced several gaskets and seals for about $1000 and I had them replace the water pump. I had the car garaged for several weeks and the next time I drove it began to make a odd noise. The noise would get worse when I turned to the right and go away when I turned to the left. A few times the Transmission Failure light came on, but so far the Transmission doesn't seem that bad. The coup de grace of problems for me is the front window just either fell off the track or motor burnt up. I went on line to see if anyone else has had such a problem and voila it is another common problem of Jaguar.
The Jaguar is a nice looking car and interior has all the bells and whistles, but the engineering defects just makes driving it unpleasant.
I own a 2001 Jaguar S-type 4.0... Never had 1 problem with the tranny since new... now has 103,xxx miles on her... the only problems I've had were the passenger window track broke.. and the trunk seal went bad... fried all the electronics (cats suspension, and the Reverse sensor box... $ 740 dealer cost
... now I have the great problem of overheating... the water pump went out.. 76 bucks... thermostat... 85 bucks... hoses 212 bucks... and yes it still overheats.. any know whats up with the overheating problem?? I'm not paying 135 dollars an hour for some chump to say... well don't know what to tell ya... pay up sucker... if any has a clue what I'm talking about send me Nick@feelwedges.com thanks!
I brought a 2000 3.0 s-type in june with 55,000 on it. Then at 60,000 I had a gear box fault. Now when I put my car in drive I have to wiggle back between 4th and drive, and when I am driving it feels like its going in and out of neutral and drive. I also have problems getting out of park sometimes. I have to get in the back and push so it will get into gear. My window also fell off track just last week. I see that I am not the only person with these problems can anybody give me some answers Dwhite808@sprintpcs.com.
I recently bought a 2000 Jag S-Type 4.0 and my wife loves it. Has anyone seen a warning lite the states "BOOT OPEN"? It comes on when we first start the car up and is displayed where the odometer/trip computer reading is.
The transmission is sometimes slow to go in gear at first, but no problems yet. We shall see.
Thanks for this info I was so close to buying a 3.0v6 2000 model with 188,000Km's on clock at a cheap price. I'm thankful this site exists.
I purchased a used 2000 Jaguar S-Type 6 months ago. What a lovely looking car. However, within 60 days I had to replace the electrical computer, $900 and now the engine light is on and it runs terrible. It only has 60,000 miles on it! I will take it back to the dealer, but expect another $1,000+ bill. Ford did a terrible thing... Former Jag lover.
I own a 2000 s-type jaguar with 68,000 miles and my transmission is starting to slip also.. They can't fix a problem which hasn't failed yet! Something has got to be done. For a sticker price car at $42,000 new transmission prolbems, should occur after the 100k miles range. A recall should be in order.. Ford products in a jaguar??
Sure - a lot of parts are from Ford... :)
2000-2001 have a lot of problems with 5R55N Ford's transmission... Other than that, a nice looking car :)
I bought my 2000 S-Type in June 2006 and immediately started having troubles. The speedometer doesn't read correctly (shows me doing 80 when I am at 69), but the dealer can't find the problem.
After they worked on it, the front screen became very noisy. It sounds like I am driving through a wind storm at 40 mph. The transmission is starting to slip, but the dealer can't replace it until it goes out. It gets a bit scary when this happens at an intersection, and I can't move. When it finally catches, I dang near get whiplash as it slams into place.
I just had the timing chain replaced, and have now spent a total of $1500 in 6 months on this car. Thanks Ford!
Mark Shepherd - Mark@MyPieceOfUtah.com.