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NHTSA — Suspension: Front: Control Arm: Lower Ball Joint Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,398 miles

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2001 Jaguar S-Type suspension problems

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2001 Jaguar S-Type Owner Comments

problem #18

Aug 132010

S-Type

  • 156,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2001 Jaguar S type. While driving 30 mph and applying the brakes the vehicle began sliding and pulling to the left. The contact stated that he needed an alignment when the vehicle was diagnosed by a mechanic and they stated that the ball joints were too lose and the suspension did not meet the specifications. The dealer was contacted and stated that his vehicle was not affected by the following recall : NHTSA campaign id number: 00V359002, suspension:front:control arm:lower ball joint. There have been no repairs. The failure mileage 156000 and the current mileage was 158000.

- Auburn, NY, USA

problem #17

Jun 192010

S-Type

  • 128,400 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Jaguar S-type. While driving at 3 mph, there was an unusual squeaking noise from the front wheels. The vehicle was taken to a local auto repair facility where the mechanic advised the contact that the ball joints were loose and would need to be replaced. The contact inquired with the manufacturer about NHTSA recall campaign id number: 00V359002 (suspension: Front: Control arm: Lower ball joint) but was told her VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 128,400.

- Wabasso , FL, USA

problem #16

Oct 012009

S-Type

  • 82,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Jaguar S-type. The contact stated that the ball joints were making a squeaking sound as if the lower ball joint was fractured. Fuel also began leaking since the seal on the fuel line was inoperable. He also smelled a strong fuel odor. Recalls (06E043000, 06E056000, & 00V359002) are related to the failure; however, the dealer and manufacturer confirmed that his VIN was not included. The failure was diagnosed by an independent mechanic. The vehicle has not been repaired. The current mileage was approximately 83,000. The failure mileage was approximately 82,000.

- Pleasanton, CA, USA

problem #15

Oct 172009

S-Type

  • 69,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2001 Jaguar S-type. While driving approximately 40 mph the steering wheel was loose and displayed minimal resistance. During a routine oil change the mechanic concluded that the nut of the front suspension lower control arm fractured. The manufacturer was notified in reference to recall# 00V359002 (suspension: Front: Control arm: Lower ball joint); however, a representative stated that since his vehicle identification number was excluded from the recall, he was ineligible for a free remedy. He was in the process of having the vehicle repaired. The VIN was unavailable.

- Falls Church , VA, USA

problem #14

Feb 222009

S-Type

  • 18,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Jaguar S-type. The contact was driving approximately 10 mph on normal road conditions. The driver traveled over a bump in the road and heard a loud rattling noise. The failure occurred at various speeds. The vehicle has not been repaired. NHTSA campaign id number 00V359002, suspension front control arm, lower ball joint is related to the failure; however, the VIN was excluded from the recall. In addition, the automated window regulators were replaced on the front driver, passenger and rear driver side of the vehicle. The contact had concerns of the safety risks involved. The failure mileage was 18,000 and the current mileage was 20,000.

- Glen Head, NY, USA

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problem #13

Oct 082008

S-Type

  • 73,000 miles
Jaguar 2001 S-type strut and ball joint recall id # 00V359002.

- Liberty Township, OH, USA

problem #12

Apr 182008

S-Type 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 127,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Lower ball joint failed on 2001 S-type 4.0 and the dealer just states the VIN is not in the recall, but the issue is the same as the recall. This repair cost is extremely ridiculous and Jaguar should fix this problem for free. This issue can cause your car to lose control and can kill someone. I have to drive my kids each day in this car to school, etc. I just paid $1,140 to replace ac hoses and now this. This is a lemon. I expect Jaguar to for once step up here and fix this issue, regardless of the VIN number. The car has the same problem as the recall. Look at the complaints on this board along. My car was manufactured in July 2000 so its in the batch range of the issue.

- Stone Mountain, GA, USA

problem #11

Jan 052008

S-Type 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,500 miles
My Jaguar's front end ball joints failed, with hardly any miles on the car. The car is a 2001 and there is a recall for the front end ball joints. Jaguar says my VIN number is not included in the recall and refuses to pay for the repairs.

- Bartlett, TN, USA

problem #10

Dec 112007

S-Type 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Jaguar S-type. The contact stated that the steering was very loose and the driver side lower ball joint had been replaced. Currently, a bolt has become loose on the passenger side lower ball joint, which was noticed before it detached from the vehicle. The bolt was so loose that the alignment failed when the vehicle drove over a bump in the road. NHTSA campaign id number 00V359002 (suspension:front: Control arm:lower ball joint front end) did not apply to his VIN. The purchase date was unknown. The current mileage was 67,000 and failure mileage was 66,000.

- Cedartown, GA, USA

problem #9

Aug 052007

S-Type 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Jaguar S-type. The contact stated that the vehicle began making squeaking noises at various speeds while driving over a small bump or making a left or right turn. The steering wheel began shaking and the vehicle shifted from side to side. The mechanic stated that the lower ball joints were loose. After the mechanic repaired the lower ball joints, they kept loosening before the vehicle could be driven home. The vehicle is not included in NHTSA campaign id number 00V359002 (suspension:front:control arm:lower ball joint). The current mileage was 81,000 and failure mileage was 78,000.

- Norcross, GA, USA

problem #8

Dec 022006

S-Type 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The ball joint attaching nut will not stay tightened damaging the lower ball joints forcing the car to go off the road. I was lucky nothing and anyone was injured. There is a recall for this exact problem (00V359002) it didn't cover all the cars affected.

- Pickerington, OH, USA

problem #7

Aug 182006

S-Type 3-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,699 miles
Was making a three point turn and a bolt just fell out and caused my car to not turn anymore. Heard a loud pop.

- Laurel, MD, USA

problem #6

May 142005

S-Type 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles
I was exiting a parking lot when the drivers side front wheel assembly fell off of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who determined that the nut that holds the ball joint had come off and that the ball joints on both sides were worn out and needed to be replaced. There is an NHTSA recall, # 00V359002, regarding the suspension: Front: Control arm: Lower ball joint. The vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall; however when I contacted a Jaguar dealer I was informed that it is not included in the recall due to the VIN.

- Clovis, NM, USA

problem #5

Apr 182006

S-Type 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,560 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle's steering was very loose and the wheels felt as if they were shaking. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who determined the ball joints on both sides needed to be replaced. The contact took the vehicle to a Jaguar dealer who also determined the ball joints were worn out and needed to be replaced. There is an NHTSA recall, # 00V359002, regarding the suspension: Front: Control arm: Lower ball joint. The vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall; however it is not included in the recall due to the VIN.

- Elmwood Park, IL, USA

problem #4

Apr 202005

S-Type

  • miles
Demand for recall and repair of defective ball joint fracture on the 2001 Jaguar S type.** answer required***. while pulling out a parking lot the vehicle right front tire suddenly went sideways and remained stuck in that position. The ball joint nut attached to the wheel assembly had come loose and as a result the vehicle could not be driven. The consumer found recall 00V-359002 on the internet, which described the failure the consumer experienced. The dealer was notified but was informed that his vehicle was not included due to VIN.

- Clovis, NM, USA

problem #3

Feb 112004

S-Type 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles
Lower ball joint failure on 2001 Jaguar S-type. The left failed@ 52,000 miles, the right failed @ 68,000 miles.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #2

Nov 012004

S-Type 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles
Very loud "clunk" noise is heard in the wheels when driving, and I am told it's the ball joint/suspension that's the culprit. Have yet to have this problem fixed but I understand it's a very dangerous problem that could cause accident if this portion breaks.

- Wellington, AL, USA

problem #1

May 152001

S-Type 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles
In 2001, the year I bought the car I had a crash where I lost the complete control of the car. I just read that there was a recall of suspension:front:control arm:lower ball joint which can cause the crash. I am certain that this caused my crash and due this I was under enormous tension for 6 - 8 months. My car was in body shop for 6 months which caused me lot of problems in my day to day life.

- Waukesha, WI, USA

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