really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,419 miles

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2004 Jaguar S-Type electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Jaguar S-Type Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 212010

S-Type 6-cyl

  • 37,360 miles


See ODI number 1032451 for a complaint filed by me for incident on 10/03/09. The same type of event occurred on 03/21/10. I covered it all in the first ODI report, but I want to make certain that everyone is aware that the fuse blew again 5 months later after only 1,464 miles after the first time. Something is wrong with the wiring or the electrical system in this vehicle. This is an important fuse because if it blows, the engine stops. Thus, Jaguar would not expect the fuse to blow, or otherwise many vehicles would suddenly stop operating while on high speed highway. For this reason, I contend that it is not the fuse itself but some type of design problem that is causing the fuse to blow. My wife was with me on both trips when it happened. She is afraid to drive in the vehicle especially on a interstate highway. We had planned on several long trips this summer but do not want to take the chance of being killed or stranded on a highway a long distance from home. The first time we paid to have vehicle towed about 140 miles because it was a Saturday and no Jaguar dealers for about 100 miles. I request that someone from your Agency call me to discuss. The dealer did not want to report it to Jaguar because they did not know what caused it. I think that they did after I complained and also contacted Jaguar customer service. I wonder how many other persons had the fuse blow but they also did not report it to Jaguar or anyone. The dealer said that they could remove to fuel tank and check wiring at a cost to me of about $850 or replace the fuel pump at a cost too me of $1500, but that these may not solve the problem. I think that Jaguar should investigate the problem and after they find the problem discuss if I should pay for any of the cost. Please contact me. Thanks.

- Timonium,, MD, USA

problem #2

Oct 032009


  • 35,896 miles
On 10/03/09 while driving on high speed highway (had driven approx 150 miles) at speed of 65 mph my engine suddenly stopped. I paid to tow vehicle to my home authorized dealer. Found that fuse for fuel pump had blown. Mileage was 35,896. Again on 03/21/10 while driving approx 60 mph on I-695 (had driven approx 160 miles) my engine suddenly stopped. Mileage was 37360.towed vehicle to same authorized dealer who found that fuse for fuel pump had blown. Between the first failure and the second failure the vehicle was driven only 1464 miles.both times I was on high speed road in heavy traffic and nearly hit in read trying to get off roadway. Dealer can't find cause for blown fuse and suggested that remove gasoline tank to check wiring but only if I pay for it. I think dealer should investigate it because this is not normal wear and tear. If the operation of the vehicle is dependent on the fuse one would expect that the fuse not blow while on a high speed highway. Thus, there seems to be a defect in the design of the vehicle. Jaguar should be required to investigate to determine the cause. This vehicle is dangerous and I am concerned about driving it on a trip of any distance. It seems that the fuse blows after driving a distance at high speeds.

- Timonium, MD, USA

problem #1

Mar 142005

S-Type 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2004 Jaguar S type. The consumer states the vehicle cuts off when driving. It has been to the dealership a number of times. When getting ready to take off it will not accelerate. This has caused a minor accident. There were no injuries, and minor damage to the bumper. Vehicle will operate 3-4 weeks and then it will cut off. There is no warning that this is going to happen. The dealership replaced two sensors. The vehicle sunvisor broke. The coolant pump outlet hose had to be replaced. The restricted performance light illuminated, the dealer had to order a new intake air box. The electrically operated front seat runner and motor assembly failed. The vehicle stopped suddenly while the consumer was driving damaging the rear bumper. The consumer later received a recall for the electronic parking brake. The consumer request that the manufacturer replaced the rear bumper and the rear brake pads and rotors due to excessive wear.

- Mobile, AL, USA

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