really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,600 miles

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2001 Jaguar S-Type engine problems

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2001 Jaguar S-Type Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 032015


  • 170,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Jaguar S-type. The contact stated that while in reverse, the vehicle suddenly accelerated. The contact mentioned that it was very difficult to shift out of reverse and the vehicle would not turn off. The vehicle failed to stop and struck a curb. A police report was not filed and no injuries were sustained. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the throttle body was defective and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 170,000.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #4

Jul 142008


  • 58,000 miles
2001 Jaguar S-type V-6. I receive an engine failsafe mode message on dash. The car hesitates and may stall while driving. Computer says it is the throttle body housing to throttle pedal unit (which has been replaced.) this occurs primarily in the morning when I first start driving and it will stay in this mode from 5 to 10 minutes then go to normal driving mode. The last time it stayed in the failsafe mode for about 30 minutes. Two mechanics "think it is the throttle body control but they cannot say for sure but in their opinion this is a part that fails on many jags. The failure is a real safety issue since you do not know when it can happen. At some stop lights it will just die in mid-turning of a corner. After replacing the throttle pedal which was one of the possible parts problems, it returned with the same problem after about a week. I cannot get any information from Jaguar to see if this is an ongoing problem for Jaguar. The only real information is on blogs and chat rooms on jag repairs. This has to be a design flaw that owners should not have to bear the burden of buying a $ 2000 part, especially if it is being ignored by the manufacturer.

- Lake Forest, CA, USA

problem #3

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

problem #2

Oct 012003

S-Type 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle accelerates when putting on brakes. This happened on at least six (6) different occasions. This generally happens in stop and go traffic. The worse incident involved applying great pressure on the brakes to the point where the wheels were spinning (burning rubber), and the only way to come to a complete stop was to shift the gear into neutral.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #1

Apr 182001


  • miles
After starting vehicle and shifting gear either in drive or reverse vehicle commenced to accelerate at 3000 or more rpms. This problem had occurred on three occasions. Taken to the dealer shop, and they informed consumer that they were unable to duplicate problem.

- Smithtown, NY, USA

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