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NHTSA — Suspension Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,780 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Jaguar S-Type suspension problems

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2001 Jaguar S-Type Owner Comments

problem #9

Sep 052014

S-Type 8-cyl

  • 126,797 miles


My vehicle was taken to the dealership it was purchased for an ac repair in September. I was then informed that both front control arms and both ball joints needed replacing immediately for $3,000! I went home and checked online to find that my car had a recall issued (recall #6434) for the exact items I was now being told to replace. I am the original owner and never received any correspondence regarding this recall and I still reside at the same address. I've asked both the dealer and Jaguar to please take care of the recall but they are stalling; I am now worried about my safety in my automobile. The facts are that 38,681 of their autos were affected but only a few were repaired-- [xxx] at Jaguar 800-452-4827 is proposing $659 to apply to the $3,000 I would owe. I have sent two additional E-mails asking to speak to a supervisor. As of today, I have not been called, nor has there been any reply to my 2 E-mails asking why they won't repair my car. I need help to get this matter resolved. It is wrong to never contact me and now expect me to pay for the repair! information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Lilburn, GA, USA

problem #8

May 112011


  • 62,330 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Jaguar S. the contact stated while reversing at low speeds, a loud abnormal noise emitted from the front of the vehicle. The driver front side of the vehicle became inoperable. The vehicle was towed to an independent, where it was diagnosed that the stabilizer link, right lower ball joint, front wheel liner and lower control arm needed to be replaced. The failure had been repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The failure mileage was 62,330.

- San Degio, CA, USA

problem #7

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 #6

Feb 182014

S-Type 6-cyl

  • 100,541 miles


Unusual noise was coming from front suspension and steering was like loose, I was going 40mph on 2 way road than I hit road bump and car just went to left by self and I almost hit the car coming from opposite way. Back in December 2013 I took car to shop to get alignment done and the tech told me there is something loose on suspension and he have to charge me 125 dollars extra to get alignment done. After that car was fine for driving than the noise comes back again.this car is unsafe to drive and I don't know what to do. I will take it again to shop but I don't thrust it any more.I don't know if there is any recall on this vehicle to make it safe for driving.feels like all front end is falling apart.

- Garland, TX, USA

problem #5

Jan 282013


  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Jaguar S-type. The contact stated that while driving 20 mph, he heard a noise and the vehicle became difficult to steer. The vehicle was taken to an independent for diagnosis and the contact was informed that the driver's side ball joint nut was loose. Several months later, the passenger's side failed. The vehicle was repaired. The contact was then informed of a recall for NHTSA campaign number: 00V359002 (suspension). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 90,000.

- Florissant, MO, USA

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problem #4

Oct 022012

S-Type 8-cyl

  • 67,350 miles
My wife was nearly in an accident when she lost control of her 2001 Jaguar S-type today. While driving she heard a loud noise come from the front and the left drive side front tire sheered off. The state trooper told her that ball joint attached to the wheel assembly had come loose and as a result the vehicle could not be driven. When we got home we found that there was a recall on this vehicle with a VIN prior to L92349.

- Flossmoor, IL, USA

problem #3

Oct 082008


  • 73,000 miles


Jaguar 2001 S-type strut and ball joint recall id # 00V359002.

- Liberty Township, OH, USA

problem #2

Jul 272008


  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Jaguar S-type. While driving between 2-3 mph, the passenger side wheel detached from the vehicle. The mechanic stated that the lower ball joint needed to be replaced. The dealer stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 00V359002 (suspension:front:control arm:lower ball joint). The VIN and failure mileage were unknown.

- Miami, FL, 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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