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NHTSA — Service Brakes Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,628 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.

2003 Jaguar S-Type brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Jaguar S-Type Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 012015


  • 23,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Jaguar S-type. The contact stated the emergency brake independently engaged. The brake and the ABS warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 04V488000 (parking brake). The failure mileage was approximately 23,000.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #4

Jan 092015

S-Type 6-cyl

  • 120,032 miles
My vehicle accelerate when applying brakes. Took it to a shop and was took something was defaulting with my master brake cylinder and the brake booster. Cost nearly 1600 to fix. Cal the manufacturer about a recall related to this but was told my car wasn't related to the recall.

- Florence, SC, USA

problem #3

Nov 062014

S-Type 8-cyl

  • 162,110 miles
I got in my car to leave and the dash keep saying apply parking brake tried to and the parking brake would not release.

- Buckeye, AZ, USA

problem #2

Oct 142013

S-Type 6-cyl

  • 53,000 miles
Hi the car started braking itself without pushing the brake then I see the parking brake light fault it the dashboard. I can't drive the car like this.

- Encino, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 162011

S-Type 8-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
The distance of the brake pedal and accelerator pedal are almost the same distance from the car floor and the pedals are close enough that a foot can contact both. After starting the car in a parking lot and putting in drive I stepped on the brake but the car lurched forward and the harder I pressed the brake the faster the car went over a concrete barrier. The cause was, of course, that I was stepping on both pedals. A year later the same thing happened and I rammed and broke a garage door. The height of the brake pedal must be raised about an inch so that stepping on the brake pedal will not allow simultaneous stepping the accelerator. I have contacted Jaguar, North America ref# [xxx]. on my car I have put a 7/8 inch block on the brake pedal to raise the height. If it had been a person ahead of me instead of a garage door I probably would have killed him. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Hereford, AZ, USA

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