Last post on Oct 10, 2013 at 4:48 AM
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Jaguar S-Type, Sedan
#1056 of 1065 Re: audio mute [rayainsw]
Sep 03, 2011 (7:31 am)
Thank you for getting back with me. I have sinced taken to dealer an they found the problem which there was a setting on the nav sys that some how gotten turned down causing the audio not to work when using the nav sys. You wouldn't know where I can get a cd for it other then the Jag dealer ? $ 199.00 is a bit high I think.
#1057 of 1065 Re: An S-Type Discussion Forum - Come Visit! [icdchess]
Sep 19, 2011 (2:38 pm)
Cant get to that forum with your http
#1058 of 1065 wanting to purchase
Sep 19, 2011 (2:49 pm)
I have a dream car...the Jag...I have to get an older used model. Any suggestions on the best type and year to look for. What is a good price. Is repair high on the Jag. What should I look closely for when checking out the vehicle. Was looking at the Stype 2000 to 2004 online. Could use any suggestions that yall could give me. I am in KY and we do get snow not usually real bad. Will it handle good in the snow and ice? Help please contact ba32347live.com
#1059 of 1065 Re: wanting to purchase [barb64]
Sep 19, 2011 (3:05 pm)
I just bought a 06 S Type 3.0 an love the car no problems in the2 1/2 yrs of having it. I paid 20,000 for it. Keep in mind have to run prim gas in it. I get about 22 - 23 miles per gal. An oil changes are about 70.00 way less then my BMW. Good Luck!!
#1060 of 1065 Re: 07 S type 3.0 Vibration [ewysocki]
Nov 06, 2011 (9:12 pm)
- Was it resolved?
- Was the vibration between 45 and 65mph?
Seems that this problem is a widely spread one, and Jaguar maintenance doesn't have any communication concerning ways to fix it!
Send an update please!
#1061 of 1065 Re: 07 S type 3.0 Vibration [buddanos]
Nov 07, 2011 (4:55 pm)
Hi, yes it was. They replaced the prop shaft. According to the dealer, this was in some maintenance bulletin. I had told them about this earlier in the process but they did not want to seem to go in that direction. They kept on insisting it was a wheel balance issue. They balanced the wheels 3 times with no improvement. They then placed a vibration monitor on the vehicle and took it for a test drive. It pointed them to the prop shaft. Hope this helps...........
Mar 11, 2012 (7:14 am)
I am torn between two automobile purchases 1) A Certified 2008 Honda Civic CR-V 2WD EX-L w/Navigation and has 50,232 miles for $19,500 and 2) A 2010 Mazda CX-7 FWD i SV and has 18,832 miles for $17,999 which of the two would be a better purchase option in terms of reliability and maintenance costs?
#1063 of 1065 Unanswered Posts on Vibration in S-Type
May 08, 2012 (3:14 pm)
I have seen a lot of posts where people are complaining about vibration with their S-Types, in almost every year model. I don't see a lot of answers to the posts, however. I have a 2006 3.0L S-Type, drive very aggressively & am just about to hit the 50,000 mile mark. I also was annoyed by constant road noise & vibration and was told it was just a "character flaw" of the vehicle. Well, I didn't want to settle for that answer. I started researching tires & it seems that the recommended tires for Jags is a Performance tire. Performance tires do not have as much "give" and provide a more rigid ride, hence the road noise & vibration.
I recently needed 4 tires and opted for Touring tires. What a difference! There is very little vibration and I didn't know the car was so quite. Unless someone wants to know specificall, I am not going to indicate the brand of tires because this isn't an advertisement. As in everything, there are always mitigating facters - You must keep the wheels balanced & the car in proper alignment (duh). Different parts of the country have different weather extremes to struggle with so this may not hold true for everyone but it probably will for about 90%.
I would be interested to hear if anyone has tried this change & if so, did it work for you as well as it did for me?
#1064 of 1065 Re: Unanswered Posts on Vibration in S-Type [debi42k]
May 08, 2012 (5:26 pm)
I have a perfect 1993 XJS convertible.
I have Michelin Harmony tires on Dayton Jag mags.
It is imperative that the balancing is performed correctly.
When I purchased the tires, it had a vibration above 70 all the way to over 100mph.
I purchased the tires and had them balanced at a shop I've been patronizing for many years.
I learned that they do not have the proper equipment to balance my wheels/tires correctly so, I took it to the mechanic who does all the rest of the work on the car.
It is a superior shop and, the owner loves my car which leads him to take good care of it.
I had them re-balance the tires and, when I took it up to about 130mph, it was as smooth as if it was parked.
Have you had the balance checked by a competent shop?
#1065 of 1065 Re: Panel Lit Up Like Christmas Tree [mjcpacker]
Oct 10, 2013 (4:48 am)
Thank you for your reply. I did not see it until NOW LOL I still have the car, but it has certainly been an adventure . I was so fed up with the lights going on and off I just parked the car for months . something with unhooking the battery cables and putting them back on and off seemed to reboot the computer or something . I took it to Jaguar and like you, they had no idea , even with specialists . I had had it and had it towed to the dealer and they said it was working fine ? From that day on it has never done it again , cross my fingers . However, It was blowing hot air as well . I had to have something replaced there , but , eventually it needed a new compressor, the radiator sprung some unexpected leake and had to be replaced, the coolant tank was replaced, and just this week I had to replace the transmission case as it was leaking oil and it shuddered when shifting gears . Now I have put so much money into it, I cant affort to get rid of it. Hope yours is running better now