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NHTSA — Parking Brake Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,000 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.

2004 Jaguar S-Type brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Jaguar S-Type Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 232009


  • 70,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Jaguar S-type. While driving at an unknown speed, the parking brake engaged and caused smoke to appear from the rear of the vehicle. The rear brakes locked and began to smoke, almost causing a fire. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that the electronic parking brake module needed to be replaced. The repair would cost $625. The dealer stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 04V488000 (parking brake). The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Bowie, MD, USA

problem #2

Jul 072008

S-Type 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Jaguar S-type. While idling at a stop light, the parking brake engaged. The contact turned the vehicle on and off a couple of times, in which the parking brake dislodged and he was able to drive 5 mph. He is concerned that the failure may occur while driving on the highway. The vehicle is currently at the dealer and they stated that his VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 04V488000 (parking brake). The current and failure mileages were 44,000. Update 09/10/08 updated 09/11/08

- El Paso , TX, USA

problem #1

Mar 142005

S-Type 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2004 Jaguar S type. The consumer states the vehicle cuts off when driving. It has been to the dealership a number of times. When getting ready to take off it will not accelerate. This has caused a minor accident. There were no injuries, and minor damage to the bumper. Vehicle will operate 3-4 weeks and then it will cut off. There is no warning that this is going to happen. The dealership replaced two sensors. The vehicle sunvisor broke. The coolant pump outlet hose had to be replaced. The restricted performance light illuminated, the dealer had to order a new intake air box. The electrically operated front seat runner and motor assembly failed. The vehicle stopped suddenly while the consumer was driving damaging the rear bumper. The consumer later received a recall for the electronic parking brake. The consumer request that the manufacturer replaced the rear bumper and the rear brake pads and rotors due to excessive wear.

- Mobile, AL, USA

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