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NHTSA — Power Train Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,750 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Jaguar S-Type drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2001 Jaguar S-Type Owner Comments

problem #4

May 012013


  • 102,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Jaguar S type. The contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, the vehicle suddenly became resistant to acceleration attempts. The contact began tapping the shifter and the vehicle resumed normally. The contact also indicated that the odor of gasoline was present inside the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent dealer who diagnosed that the fuel filter and fuel pump were faulty, and both were replaced. Additionally, an abnormal banging noise was heard from the front of the vehicle and the seat belt malfunctioned and became unsecured. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic. Who replaced the front ball joints but the seat belt failure was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was 102,000.

- Philadephia, PA, USA

problem #3

Apr 012008


  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Jaguar S-type. The contact stated the vehicle rolled backwards while in park and the transmission was replaced twice. The vehicle was taken back to the transmission mechanic who performed a diagnostic test which located the failure within the transmission cable. The contact also stated that the rear seats and seat belt buckle were defective. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 98,000 and the current mileage was 150,000.

- Dallas , TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 112008


  • 75,000 miles
Recently (10/16/08) purchased a 2001 S-type 4.0 with 74316 mi. 2nd day I had it transmission started slipping. Within 1 week had to be rebuilt. All coils replaced and #4 & #5 keep going bad. Dealership stated coils were broken. Sent home with broken coils. Window regulators needed to be replaced. Check engine light on dealership stated no problem. Poor service, poor quality.

- Enterprise, AL, USA

problem #1

Jan 012006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
When I bought the car a week later it blew hot air, I was told it only needed freon. I found out later that there was a leak and it is $1200. A week after that the car would not start the dealer picked the car up and said that the battery was dead because I left the radio on, it has happened over 30 times, not true there is something wrong. I have replaced tires at least six times. Tires completely separate. I was driving and car slowed down on freeway and I was almost hit, I pulled over and it stopped and did it again and I had to push the traction control button, almost cost me my life! it now happens when I hit a bump. When I turn the car makes a extremely loud noise, (embarrassing) I was told it is a ball joint and can catch on fire. Engine light has always been on and is now blinking and the car shakes and hesitates. I had to pay to get the brakes fixed 2 months after purchasing. Radio turns on for no reason and runs battery down. I was told I have two leaks in my shocks and it is $1800 each. When I back up and turn the steering wheel vibrates. I can't even use the cigarette lighter to charge my cell because it does not work and has been replaced twice. The remote just stop working and I was charged $100 to reconfigure. The brakes act funny, can't even explain it. This car is unreal, a complete piece of junk. I can't even remember half the stuff I have endured and the money I have spent.

- Houston, TX, USA

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