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2008 Jaguar S-Type Owner Comments

problem #3

May 262010


  • miles


Jaguar S-type sedan 2003 was subject to recall R-513 but not limited to this. This vehicle experienced major malfunctions in performance with gear box and braking systems in which it could not be properly shifted out of park, lost RPM, parking brake failure, ABS warning lights and major engine light indicator warnings. The car could not be safely driven and suffered a major breakdown with less than 9500 miles, flatbedded to sportique motors in huntington, NY on 12/10/2004, returned on 12/15/2004 only to be flatbedded again on 12/17/2004. A new computer was not installed in the vehicle as promised at that time, and the computer was simply reflashed. At 33,948 miles out of warrenty on May 26, 2010 this vehicle suffered the same major breakdown as described above and was again flatbedded to huntington Land Rover Jaguar, formerly sportique Jaguar, huntington, NY. The car could not properly be shifted out of park, lost RPM and could not be driven safely.the dealership worked on the car four (4) times declaring the problem solved on three occasions from May 26, 2010 until it was flat bedded back a forth time on 07/22/10 only to be told the car needed a new "park sensor module" and new "transmission sensor" at a cost of over $4000 dollars with labor. My attempts to obtain assistance from Jaguar central and huntington Jaguar based on my contention that the vehicle was never properly fixed when under warranty resulted in continual refusals by these parties with claims by the dealership that a faulty truck seal and water leak that certainly did not exist at 9500miles necessitated the costly repairs (the transmission sensor is inside the sealed transmission). My complaints to the dmv ( with lookback of 90 days) has resulted in their findings of a dealership mis-diagnosis. The car remains incapacitated and unsafe to drive. I respectfully request an investigation into all repairs and histories of similar models related to NHTSA recalls but not limited to this.

- Islip, NY, USA

problem #2

Nov 112008


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Recently (10/16/08) purchased a 2001 S-type 4.0 with 74316 mi. 2nd day I had it transmission started slipping. Within 1 week had to be rebuilt. All coils replaced and #4 & #5 keep going bad. Dealership stated coils were broken. Sent home with broken coils. Window regulators needed to be replaced. Check engine light on dealership stated no problem. Poor service, poor quality.

- Enterprise, AL, USA

problem #1

Jan 092007


  • miles
I was ready to park, I hadn't even had a chance to take off seat belt or turn off ignition when there was a sudden acceleration. Car took off like a bat out of hell. Stepped on brake, car would not stop. Finally it stopped at embankment with the help of a chamisa tree. Car was taken to only Jaguar repair in New Mexico, that being melloy Jaguar in albuquerque. It was taken there twice, the assessment no problem with car; no codes could relate to sudden acceleration, blame was on me, with melloy stating it could have been me stepping on gas and brake at same time. Lame excuse, I should have had the code machine on me; I have driven for over thirty eight years and have never had a problem with sudden acceleration. My mother was with me when this happened. It was a miracle that we were not hurt. This car was purchased in November of 2006, it was a used car. Car had approximately 25,500 miles. From the time we purchased vehicle, we had put approximately 11,000 miles in a year when car started acting up. This summer, car, when stopped, started to take off on it's own. Car in front of me stopped it. Daughter was with me. Husband also had an incident. After everything I've read with NHTSA, I am of the belief that this will not be solved, but rather blamed on human error. Eventhough, I believe that this will be the conclusion, I believe, with clear conscience that I tried to save lives. On one last note, I have learned that when you think that there is a problem, try to bring a solution. I think the main problem is with the cruise control which is also linked to the throttle position sensor. I think the problem is with the computer telling vehicle to open at full throttle when the vehicle is at full stop. This can just happen randomly.

- Espanola, NM, USA

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