really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,000 miles

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2003 Jaguar S-Type brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Jaguar S-Type Owner Comments

problem #3

May 102006

S-Type 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,000 miles


(1) events leading up to the failure: None. The car has been routinely serviced. (2) failure and its consequences: The car, twice, while attempting to accelerate, would slow down and seems to be weighed down. The car will not accelerate. The ABS brakes go off, and the emergency brake lights go off. Also, error report appears stating that there is a brake failure. It puts me at risk for accidents because on both occasion I was driving the car. (3) what was done to correct the failure: I took the car into a Jaguar dealer, but Jaguar can not recreate the error, so they are unwilling to replace the braking system.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 062006


  • miles
2003 S type would not start, turn signal stuck, trunk light inoperable. Rain sensors are inoperable. ***** the dealer replaced the battery, turn signal and trunk switch. The rain sensor was inoperable. The engine malfunction warning light illuminated. During diagnostic the technician found engine misfire codes. The engine was repaired per bulletin S303-21. The emergency brake failed. The emergency brake control module was rerouted per the recall. Right hand indicator failed. The ABS and brake warning lights illuminated as well as the parking brake warning light.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #1

Feb 262005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
While driving at approximately 65 mph rear brakes locked, and the brake light on the dashboard illuminated and began flashing. The driver had difficulty steering the vehicle. It went into a spin, causing the rear of the vehicle to hit the concrete divider. Also, the steering column broke when the brake module broke. The vehicle was towed to the dealership. The engineers could not find a problem.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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