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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,065 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.

2005 Jaguar S-Type brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Jaguar S-Type Owner Comments

problem #9

Jun 092014

S-Type

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Jaguar S-type. The contact stated that the rear brakes failed to properly engage and disengage. Also, the emergency brake randomly engaged and prevented the vehicle from moving. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, but the cause of the failures could not be determined. The manufacturer was notified of the failures and stated that there was no recall to address the repair. The manufacturer advised the contact to call the dealer. The contact continued to experience the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Charlton, MA, USA

problem #8

Dec 302014

S-Type

  • 117,000 miles
Initially while being parked in Dec. 2014, I started the car but could not release the electronic park brake. I had to drive it to a mechanic 3 miles away with the brakes smoking. They saw a procedure for resetting the park brake and gave me a copy. All was well for 2 mos. But driving along about 30mph they suddenly locked. I was able to pull over and fortunately had been carrying tools for this and performed the procedure. It happened two more times in 2015 after I was stopped with engine off. I called Jaguar and they said there is no recall, but I have been afraid to drive it long distances and do not want to sell it as it is a serious safety concern. Jaguar offered to look at it but I know all about that and what it could cost, especially when it does not always happen. Note: See enclosed documents for 2004, but I have supposedly a 2005 with this issue.

- Warrington, PA, USA

problem #7

Mar 172015

S-Type

  • 64,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jaguar S-type. While driving approximately 15 mph, the vehicle decelerated and the wheels seized. The failure recurred twice. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic on three separate occasions who stated that the parking brake module would need to be replaced. The mechanic disabled the parking brake module for the most recent failure. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 04V488000 (parking brake). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 64,000. Updated 04/04/16

- Atlantic Beach, NC, USA

problem #6

Jul 072015

S-Type

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Jaguar S-type. The contact stated that the parking brake fault illuminated on the instrument cluster continuously. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact stated that the vehicle was experiencing the failure listed in NHTSA campaign number: 04V488000 (parking brake); however, the contact was informed by the manufacturer that the VIN was not included. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was unknown.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #5

Dec 302013

S-Type

  • 114,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jaguar S-type. While reversing at approximately 5 mph, the vehicle made an abnormal beeping noise and the brakes malfunctioned. As a result, the vehicle crashed into another vehicle. The failure recurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. A police report was not filed and the contact did not sustain any injuries. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 114,000.

- Southfield, MI, USA

problem #4

Jun 152014

S-Type

  • 59,583 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jaguar S-type. The contact stated that the rear brakes seized without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the electronic park brake module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 59,583.

- Capitol Heights, MD, USA

problem #3

Aug 112011

S-Type 6-cyl

  • miles

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

Very quick wear down of rear brake pads, rotors, and rear tires.

- St. Ann, MO, USA

problem #2

Jan 192006

S-Type

  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jaguar S-type. The contact stated while driving 15 mph, the parking brake engaged independently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and they stated that the electronic control module needed to be repaired. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 20,000.

- Portsmouth, VA, USA

problem #1

Jan 142014

S-Type

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jaguar S-type. The contact stated that the parking brake failed to release and the faulty brake warning lamp illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 40,000 and the current mileage was 89,500.

- Coco Beach, FL, USA

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