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Jaguar S-Type, Sedan
#935 of 1064 Re: 2000 S-Type 4.0 Motor Failure at 61,500 mi. [rmbaker47]
May 07, 2007 (4:08 pm)
I would like to add my comments. I have recently bought a 2000 S Type. I am stationed overseas and thought it would be a wonderful retirement present. My wife loves the car, get's compliments wherever she goes. She called me the other day and said that engine light was yellow and then went red. Fail Safe Mode kicked in and she couldn't drive it past 10mph. I had a friend put it on a scanner and came up with a code. I called the local Jaguar Dealer Jim Burke out of Birmingham, AL(which is 84miles away), and talked to the service manager Chris Pelton. He had called my wife, asked her do a couple of things to narrow it down and decided it might be the Gas Pedal position Sensor. He then called my wife back to see if we needed them to come out and pick the car up. Chris Pelton and the Jaguar staff was more than helpful. Please don't think that all Dealers are out to get your money, some really care about there customers.
#936 of 1064 Re: 2000 S-Type 4.0 Motor Failure at 61,500 mi. [johndahlia]
May 08, 2007 (8:20 am)
I don't mean to be overly pessimistic here, but just wait till they get the Jag in their shop and quote you anywhere from $200 to diagnose the simplest problem to $15,000 to replace the motor! You are in their service grip/trap now and are due for a rude financial awakening.
#937 of 1064 Re: 2000 S-Type 4.0 Motor Failure at 61,500 mi. [rmbaker47]
May 08, 2007 (9:08 am)
But, you ARE being overly pessimistic about that.
Can you post the absolute PROOF about THAT DEALER doing that?
#938 of 1064 Cries unheard?
Jun 21, 2007 (7:22 am)
Has the "S" become perfect? No complaints since May 8. What's going on??
#939 of 1064 Re: Cries unheard? [wshfl]
Jun 23, 2007 (7:35 pm)
I'm good. Three and a half years and no problems.
#940 of 1064 Re: Cries unheard? [wshfl]
Jun 24, 2007 (7:42 am)
No the S has not become perfect! It is junk!!!! I am getting on with life having accepted the big loss on scrapping our piece of crap jaguar! Bought my wife a new Toyota Solara Convertible to replace the junk jag! This is the "grass roots" reason Toyota is replacing Detroit as the leading car manufacturer! I will never, ever in my life buy a ford product including all their junk divisions like jag and mercury. My best advice to the world is to do the same, let's kill them off and be rid of the mechanical problems and severe financial losses of their product ownership! "Quality is Job One" is a complete joke on America by the Ford family. Henry must be spinning in his grave at what the latest "Ford" did to the company!
#941 of 1064 love my s type
Jul 26, 2007 (5:39 pm)
i have a 2000 s type 3.0 v 6 and its been a great car never had any problems with the car change my oil and filter every 3 months or 2500 miles flush the trans once a year and the car has been good to me
#942 of 1064 Re: love my s type [md2]
Jul 27, 2007 (2:11 am)
From my continuing research into our S Type engine cooling system failure - its seems to be isolated to the V8 equipped S Types as far as I can tell. But you still should have the window failures and front lamp assembly failures = $1,200 per lamp assembly replacement! My brother-in-law just got rid of his V6 S Type after the same front lamp assembly failed 4 times for a total of $4,800 in repairs at the dealer! To coin a phrase from boat ownership - "Jaguar - A hole in the road you pour money into!"
#943 of 1064 have more than one s type
Jul 28, 2007 (7:54 am)
i have had my v6 s type for 7 years and never had any major repairs on eather one every thing works great sorry to here that you are having so much trouble maybe its the people who work on your cars dont no what they are doing i just love my jags
#944 of 1064 have more than one s type
Jul 28, 2007 (7:57 am)
i have had my v6 s type for 7 years and never had any major repairs on either one every thing works great sorry to here that you are having so much trouble maybe its the people who work on your cars dont no what they are doing i just love my jags just had my oil changed and trans flushed i flush my coolant every year so every thing stays clean