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#4 of 237 Re: Jaguar S-Type: Transmission Problems [Mr_Shiftright]
Mar 14, 2007 (3:31 pm)
I BOUGHT A 2001 JAGUAR S TYPE 3.0 IN LATE 2004. WHEN I BOUGHT IT THE JAG DEALER CHECKED OUT THE CAR AND REPLACED THE TRANSMISSION. THIS WEEK 3/12/2007 I TOOK THE CAR IN FOR SHIFTING PROBLEMS. IT WOULD SHIFT EARLY OR SHIFT TWICE IN QUICK SUCCESSION. THE DEALER AGAIN REPLACED THE TRANSMISSION! THANK GOD I BOUGHT THE EXTENDED WARRANTY. ALL WORK WAS NO CHARGE TO ME. I AM VERY WARY OF PURCHASING A 2006 S TYPE THAT I HAVE BEEN CONSIDERING. THE NEW JAGS HAVE A 6 SPEED TRANS. IS THIS ONE ANY BETTER?
#5 of 237 Yes, Much Better
Mar 24, 2007 (12:33 pm)
My Father is a mechanic for Bauer Jaguar in California and even tells me that Jags are equipped with the poorest-designed transmissions he has ever seen in his life. They are terrible, he tells me. Almost every day he comes in there are about five S-types on his to do list and every one is a transmission problem. He told me, the the new S-Types use a different material in something and he said that he has found that these ones are great transmissions and should not have that same problems. The transmissions in the past were designed and built by a company in France: BEC Transmissions. The new Jaguar transmissions are designed and built in Norway by Borgen Automobile Technologies. They are of a more friction-free design and are built to last because they are built better. The only jaguar issue is that they made this new transmission company change on every jaguar model except for the XJ's for some reason. Because of this lack of change the 2007 XJ are still suffering from problems but the S-Types are suddenly flourishing and having no problems.
#6 of 237 CORRECTION TO THE STATEMENT
Apr 11, 2007 (5:11 pm)
The previous Jaguar transmissions were built by Jaguar, but a BEC Transmossions design. The design was the flaw, not the quality. The new transmissions are designed and built by German ZF Friedrichshafen AG, who has been designing the finest transmissions in the world for quite a while. Both BMW, and Porsche utilize ZF for their transmissions. They are much, much, much better in both reliability and performance.
#7 of 237 2001 S-Type Transmission Probs
May 05, 2007 (7:27 pm)
I leased a pre-owned 2001 S-type in 2004 with 33K - the transmission died on me less than 3 months after getting the car. I had the transmission replaced and subsequently needed 2 additional transmissions within the next 1 1/2. Thanks goodness the car was still under warranty!
The transmission's in the 2001's are a HORROR... Be Warned.
#10 of 237 re transmission
Jul 07, 2007 (2:25 pm)
i just bought a 2000 s type with 31000 miles on it and the dealer gave me a warr for 100000 miles on the motor and trans so far the car runs great i heard great things about this car hope it is as good as people say this is the first time i heard trouble with the trans hope all gos well for you
#11 of 237 Re: Jaguar S-Type: Transmission Problems [Mr_Shiftright]
Jul 12, 2007 (12:04 am)
I have a 2002 S-Type 2.5 and after 112000km, (the warranty
and insurance dropped out at 100K) the auto transmission
started going "klunk" when shifting from 2->1.
Manually shifting from Drive to Neutral at each stoplight
avoided the problem. I took it in for service (Upsala
Sweden) and there was no record in the car computer of
They flushed and re-filled the trans, and zero'd the
adaptive computer program. Now it makes a REALLY big clunk
at 2>1 and goes into redlight, "creep home" mode and they
don't think I should drive it. Thanks a lot.
They also want me to steer me to a reconditioned unit.
I suppose it's nice to know I'm not alone.
#12 of 237 Re: 2001 S-Type Transmission Probs [amadauss]
Jul 12, 2007 (4:10 pm)
I have had my 2000 Jag S Type looked at twice for transmission problems. which only has 59,000 miles The dealership told me both times it was fine!!!! Recently (as in last monday) I was at the Emission Station and after I passed, my car would not come out of park. Four people tried to get it out of park, of course, no luck. AAA towed the car to the Jag dealership, and guess what happened? 3 weeks prior I told the dealership I suspected a problem with the transmission and they sent me home claiming no tranny problem. Then came monday and all the sudden I need a new transmission (SHOCKER) Well now they are replacing the gear mechanism and some switch that they say I broke. No way. I have had problems off and on with the transmission for about 6 months. Now I found out other people have the same problem and Jag will not recall this. I would love to participate in any action against them, this is an problem that they are aware of and won't do anything about. I like this car but I feel they are being deceptive and expecting us consumers to spend more of our hard earned money to stay in the lap of luxury. I do not call having to go in multiple times a month to the service department of my local jaguar dealership luxurious . And the kicker is no loaner car and they have had the car this time so far for over 4 days I do not know when it will be done and what other problems they may try to say exist. Thinking of going the foreign route!
#13 of 237 Re: 2001 S-Type Transmission Probs [dandk]
Jul 13, 2007 (2:21 pm)
This is a big problem that Jag just will not recognize.