really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,167 miles

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2001 Jaguar S-Type suspension problems

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2001 Jaguar S-Type Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 202008


  • miles


My left front tire was shaking profusely due to the lower control ball not being secured properly.

- Powder Springs, GA, USA

problem #5

Nov 222008


  • 118,000 miles
For over two weeks I am been having problems with the lower front control arm passenger side, then after well and driving almost I had a bad accident on the freeway. I took it to the mechanic and he advise me to replace the lower front control arm and the ball joint cause it was loosing. Then when I was about to go to fix it the ball joint crash and the lower control arm came apart the tire went 90 degrees out and that happened in the middle of the road with traffic driving fast. I could have a bad wreck or an injury. I called the police to help me out with the traffic and a tow truck to pick my car. Driving this car is being extremely dangerous for me. Now I don't have a car to drive and I expect the Jaguar be responsible for this issue since it was a recall for this model 2001 Jaguar stype.

- Addison, TX, USA

problem #4

Nov 092008


  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Jaguar S-type. The contact received a recall notice regarding the suspension:front:control arm:lower ball joint; however, the dealer does not want to honor the recall. They further stated that the VIN was not included in the recall. The failure currently persists. The VIN and NHTSA campaign id number were unknown. The failure and current mileages were 150,000.

- Gaffney, NC, USA

problem #3

Nov 032008


  • 120,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Jaguar S-type. While driving approximately 60 mph on normal road conditions, the steering column began to jerk excessively and the vehicle pulled to the left without assistance. The contact experienced difficulty operating the steering column. Suddenly, the vehicle ran off the road uncontrollably and drove into the median. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who stated that the failure was related to the front ball joint assembly. The technician recommended that the vehicle be taken to an authorized dealer for repair. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the contact was informed of NHTSA campaign id number 00V359002 (suspension:front:control arm:lower ball joint). Although the failures were identical, the VIN was excluded from the recall. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were 120,000.

- Copperan, TX, USA

problem #2

Oct 132008


  • 55,000 miles
Jaguar 2001 S-type had a severe steering problem in October 2008. I took it to an alignment specialist who concluded that it could not be safely driven at all, until the front lower steering arm, sway bar link, steering knuckle and tie rod were replaced. In November 2000, shortly after manufacture, Jaguar recalled all vins of this model and year from L00001 to L92349. My vehicle has a VIN outside this range, so was not part of recall. Authorized dealer failed to advise of problem although vehicle was regularly serviced there from 2004 to present, most recently in October 2008 shortly before this incident. Jaguar and its authorized dealer refuse to compensate me for repairs required and performed as described above. Old parts may yet be available.

- Park Ridge, IL, USA

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problem #1

Sep 122008


  • 104,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Jaguar S-type. The contact purchased the vehicle on September 12, 2008. Later that same day, while driving 40 mph, the contact turned the steering wheel to the left, but the vehicle turned in the opposite direction. The vehicle began swaying left to right and she lost all control. The vehicle crashed into a median and stopped. The vehicle was damaged, but there were no injuries. After the crash, the contact drove approximately 5 mph until she reached her residence. She exited the vehicle and noticed that the tires were bald and the wiring protruded. She took the vehicle to two different mechanics and they both stated that the lower ball joints were defective on both sides of the vehicle. The dealer advised her to call the manufacturer regarding NHTSA campaign id number 00V359002 (suspension:front:control arm:lower ball joint). The manufacturer stated that her VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle has not been repaired. The current mileage was 104,742 and failure mileage was 104,000.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

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