From transmission failure to coolant loss, there are a few common repair problems that crop up with Jaguars of all types. That being said, the Jaguar is a sought-after European vehicle that many people love to own. The perks may outweigh the problems, but as with any car, there are some issues that tend to come up over and over again.
1. Transmission Failure
Premature automatic transmission failure is common in Jaguars. Diagnosis is necessary to determine if repair or replacement is the right course of action. In general, seven model years are affected: 2000, 2001, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006, at an average mileage of 108,000.
2. Ignition Coil Failure
Ignition coil failure has been reported in six model years, which may cause the engine to run poorly due to misfires in the Jaguar S-Type. The issue can be intermittent, but often times does not illuminate the Check Engine light. At a cost of about $800 to repair, the model years affected include 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 at an average mileage of 108,000.
3. Coolant Loss and Engine Overheating
The plastic coolant reservoir has been known to leak, losing coolant or causing it to pool underneath the engine compartment. An inspection of the coolant reservoir should be performed and the problem fixed. If not, the reservoir could fail and cause the engine to overheat. This problem affects eight model years, from 2000 to 2007, at an average mileage of 87,000.
4. Brake Problems
There are also a few problems reported with the brake system, including:
- The brake pressure accumulator, a part of the antilock brake system, can fail, causing a stiff brake pedal. Thus, the driver must apply excess pedal pressure to slow down or stop.
- A creaking, clicking, or squealing noise is reported coming from the front brakes under light brake application. This is corrected through lubing the brake caliper and pad surfaces, and installation of new front brake pads.
5. Engine Problems
Some engine problems have been frequently noted, such as:
- On the V8 engine of the S-Type, timing chain problems can cause serious engine damage. You may hear an engine noise while idling or during a cold start, which could indicate a timing chain tensioner problem.
- In the Vanden, the engine could severely overheat, causing damage to the cylinder bores, leading to excessive oil consumption.
What We Do: Hance’s European in Dallas
Keeping your Jaguar performing at peak levels takes regular service, from brake work and engine diagnostics to oil and filter changes. Here at Hance’s, we offer a three-year or 36,000-mile warranty for every service, including:
- Engine Diagnosis and Repair
- Transmission Diagnosis and Repair
- Oil Changes
- Fluid and Filter Replacement
- Brake Repair
Contact us today to schedule an appointment for Jaguar repair or Jaguar service in Dallas.