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#2 of 1064 Integrated Cellphone Limitations
Sep 02, 2000 (6:32 pm)
My wife and I are new owners of a 2001 Saphire Blue S-Type, V8, with all the options. We are extremely happy with the car as a whole, however the Integrated Cellphone that comes with the Communications package is a severe disappointment. Yesterday when attempting to activate the phone with a cellular provider, we learned that this model is an older analog model that does not work with any of the current rate plans (do they assume Jaguar owners don't worry about cellphone costs?). We are investigating alternatives, but wanted to see if anyone else had already taken this road and found the hidden offramp. Any suggestions??
#4 of 1064 vibration
Sep 13, 2000 (6:12 pm)
I have had a continual problem with the tires on my s type. The tires have been changed by the dealer once already. This has helped a little,but has not solved the problem. Any suggestions?
#5 of 1064 Brake Peddle Squeeks
Sep 13, 2000 (7:00 pm)
I have a 2000 4.0 S type with 2K miles. The brake peddle seems to have a lot of travel. When you press it, it also makes a air sound similar to when you press a air pump. The brake peddle also squeeks. The dealer put oil on it but to no avail. He told me all s types are like this. Has anyone else experienced this.
#6 of 1064 Vibration
Sep 13, 2000 (9:25 pm)
fhoffman, I have has the same problem. Vibration thru the steering column. Dealer has rebalanced and rotated the tires twice. I have also tried different air pressures, but the problem still exists. I thought the next step was to change the tires and I was getting ready to ask the dealer to do this. Sorry to hear that this might not work, as in your case.
I have bridestone tires. Ask your dealer to call the Jaguar tech line. I have recently heard that the tech line is recommending the installation of bushings to solve this problem. Good luck.
#7 of 1064 Wheel Vibration
Sep 14, 2000 (5:34 pm)
I recall reading postings soon after the S-Type was introduced that the front wheels vibrated at 70 mph but subsequent postings indicated that the problem was fixed. I don't know how they fixed it but my 4.0, which I got in June doesn't, have that problem.
Another posting said that the car gets flat spots if not used for a week or more but that the symptoms go away after being driven for a while.
Sep 15, 2000 (2:24 am)
I would certainly not accept the dealer's word that all Jaguar pedals squeak. I have been lucky to drive a number of S-Types and I know for sure that this is not the case. If you can, please take the car to another Jaguar dealer who I am sure will be glad to help. If you still have difficulty doing this then please phone Jaguar on the hotlines indicated in your service literature and they will help.
#9 of 1064 RE: Brake peddle noise
Sep 15, 2000 (2:30 pm)
I don't know if this is related, but my wife and I have a 3.0 with about 11,000 miles on it. At about 8,000 we started hearing a clicking noise which sounded like it was coming from behind the steering column, when we applied the brakes. On the first trip to the dealer, they lubed the brake pedal connection, but that did not fix it, and then they ordered some component that was apparently a relay between the brake pedal and the engine, and when that was replaced, the noise went away. Good luck with your noises.
#10 of 1064 VIBRATIONS
Sep 16, 2000 (1:32 am)
I have had experience with two "S" Types. One VIN S/N 13,xxx which Jaguar replaced because of front end vibrations. The second VIN 72,xxx which is close to perfect. Replacement of the bushings is a viable fix. Tire balance is critical, as is not allowing flat spots to occur by leaving the car parked for weeks on end. I have found Jaguar especially responsive to this issue. If you have problems call Jaguar N/A.
#11 of 1064 S-Type Great Car:
Sep 17, 2000 (9:08 pm)
Just got back from a 2-week 4,600 mile journey west that took us through 14-states.Touring the interstate highways at 80-85 MPH and in Tempertures topping out at 109 degrees in Oklahoma and Texas.Through the Great Plains,Mountains and Desert our S-Type came through it all without any problems what so ever.We traveled from our home in Michigan thru Ohio,Indiana,Illinois,Missouri,Oklahoma,Texas,New Mexico,Arizona,Nevada,Utah,Wyoming,Nebraska and Iowa.This was the most miles we had ever clocked on a driving vacation.It really gave us a chance to put our new 3.0 S-Type to the test! This beautiful Mistral Blue Baby came through with flying colors.At one point along I-40 in Texas my husband put her up to 100 MPH.He said she did not strain one bit and had plenty of gas pedal left.He also then stated that he was glad he chose the 3.0 liter V-6 because she had just proved that this engine provided more than enough power for this Mid-Size Luxury Sedan.