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NHTSA — Power Train: Manual Transmission Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,150 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.

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2003 Jaguar X-Type transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Jaguar X-Type Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 212010


  • 150,000 miles


2003 X-type Jaguar purchased in 2007. While driving the on the highway the dash lights for check engine and no cruise control came on. The thermostat needle quickly went to the limit on gauge. The car shut down with no control and had to pull off to side of road. 17" tires. All had to be replaced at one point or another as the rims are soft and dent or damages easily. Control arms have been replaced twice. Stereo system is not compatible with anything. The washer wipers are always clogged up. The radiator has overheated and has been replaced. I have had the transfer case completely replaced. Jaguar dealership said at one point the repairs would be close to $10,000. There is only 160,000 km on this car. It is unsafe. I cannot resell it to anyone. I am stuck with it till it dies and is paid for. Never buy this car. Everything imaginable is wrong with it and I can only drive it around town.

- Hamilton, 00, USA

problem #2

Apr 192007

X-Type 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Jaguar X-type. While driving 35 mph, the contact heard a loud screeching noise and the vehicle failed to shift gears. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The dealer stated that the transmission cover shattered. The dealer ordered a new part, but they never received it from the manufacturer. The dealer repaired the transmission cover on June 22, 2007. The current and failure mileages were 25,000.

- Springfield, MA, USA

problem #1

Dec 112003

X-Type 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,450 miles
While traveling on the interstate vehical's cruise control was activated when a gear box failure occured (this was the message displayed by the car), therefore resulting in the car stalling while going approx 55mph. The car was then stuck in the rear by another vehical that failed to notice my vehical slowing. I also exprienced a fuel gage eroor on 2/13/04 the fuel box was replaced by the dealer. All information is stored in onboard computer.

- Tampa, FL, USA

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