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2003 Jaguar S-Type repairs by problem area

Engine (59%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (12%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (8%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (1%)

Other (1%)

Chart based on 86 repairs.

2003 Jaguar S-Type repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (18%)

$500 - $999 (20%)

$100 - $499 (51%)

< $100 (8%)

Chart based on 49 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2003 Jaguar S-Type

Engine not specified

Jaguar S-Type in Washington, United States
Nov 2014 - Dec 2014
Nov 2014

100000 mi

US $2000
fuel system, required 2 fuel pumps, fuel filters, fuel injectors and fuel rail pressure sensor 
Jaguar S-Type in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2012 - Dec 2012
Jul 2012

102680 mi

C $1200
lower control arm and wheel bearing 
Jaguar S-Type in Texas, United States
Oct 2011 - Jan 2012
Jan 2012

65000 mi

US $400
Replaced surge pump and hoses 
Jaguar S-Type in West Virginia, United States
Apr 2011 - Jul 2011
May 2011

70000 mi

US $2500
lower rear control arms needed replacing 
Jul 2011

74000 mi

US $750
replaced front right control arm 

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2003 Jaguar S-Type 4dr Sedan

supercharged 400hp 4.2L V8 6-speed automatic RWD

Jaguar S-Type in Illinois, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2011
Dec 2010

78000 mi

US $275
Small leak in vacuum canister. Cost to replace canister 980.00 plus diag. fees of 275.00 which I did pay but refused to do the repair. 
Jaguar S-Type in Alberta, Canada
Jun 2011 - Feb 2015
Jan 2012

75020 mi

C $230
Brakes were low,needed new ones. Roters needed to be replaced. 
Sep 2014

81840 mi

C $600
The engine light came on, and it drove really funny in September, one day. It was a cylinder sensor? Anyway, it cost about 600 dollars to fix. 
Jaguar S-Type in Ohio, United States
Mar 2009 - Oct 2012
Feb 2009

78000 mi

US $550
Replace two coils and plugs as cylinder 2 and 7 were misfiring. Not covered by my warranty, cost includes the $100 diagnostic fee, about $100 per coil and $12 per plug; the rest is labor costs. 
Apr 2012

121000 mi

US $3500
internal transmission sensors needed replaced along with torque converter Two cylinders misfiring, had to replace ignition coils, again. 
Oct 2012

126000 mi

US $230
Broken motor mount 
Jaguar S-Type in Oregon, United States
Oct 2010 - Jul 2011
Dec 2010

66000 mi

US $1000
This was a series of major issues and repairs. The car was still running fine at the time. The S/C belt, acc. belt, oil cooler hoses, spark plugs, brake fluid, valve cover gaskets. Also throttle body replaced or rebuilt. 
Jaguar S-Type in Pennsylvania, United States
- Jul 2009
Jul 2009

US $375
Torque Converter repaired under aftermarket warranty. Would have been almost 3000 without the warranty. Had to pay for fluid and my 100 dollar deductible. 
Jaguar S-Type in South Carolina, United States
Nov 2010 - Mar 2012
Dec 2010

53000 mi

US $400
Engine running hot. R&R thermostat. EGR valve leak. Too expensive to repair and not enough to cause an engine light 
Dec 2011

62000 mi

US $1550
EGR valve, ignition coils, valve cover gaskets R&R 
Jaguar S-Type in Colorado, United States
Oct 2013 - Jun 2016
Jun 2015

68000 mi

US $237
Car stalled in heavy rain. After +/- 1 hour, started. Next day, dead battery & many error codes. Shop found a TSB on a cowl leak. They applied a sealant to a hole, cleared codes. Next rain, no problem. 
Jan 2016

69700 mi

US $411
Code P1646, defective O2 sensor. 
Jaguar S-Type in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2010 - Mar 2012
Apr 2011

25700 mi

US $649
Slight leak of transmission pan gasket. Dealer noticed issue during a service clinic visit. Dealer replaced gasket. 
Jaguar S-Type in Western Australia, Australia
Jun 2015 - Mar 2016
Aug 2015

71700 mi

A $800
Engine mounts and gear box mounts 
Dec 2015

73780 mi

A $750
O2 bank 1 downstream sensor 
Jaguar S-Type in California, United States
Nov 2013 - Jan 2014
Dec 2013

44000 mi

US $173
Still have a suspension noise in the front left wheel when going over pot holes. Less pronounced or most often not there when going over a bump. It's when the wheel travel increases. 
Jaguar S-Type in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2011 - Oct 2013
Apr 2011

70000 mi

US $1350
AC Compressor clutch failed. Engine mounts need to be removed and engine raised in order to remove compressor. Very time consuming and expensive repair. Used parts were easy and inexpensive to obtain. Spark plug coil failed code P0308 due to soaking in oil caused by leaking valve cover gasket. One coil replaced, all iridium ($18 each) plugs replaced along with valve cover gaskets and coil O rings 
Jun 2011

70000 mi

US $400
Electronic Parking Brake Motor needed replacing. Removing motor required loosening the rear differential and lowering so that adaquate room could be made for the repair. Part was $220 Labor $200. 
Mar 2012

89000 mi

US $200
Needed new strut lower bushing (Jag says they aren't avaialble need a new $400 strut but they are!) and new re dealerar brakes 
Jaguar S-Type in Florida, United States
Feb 2014 - Mar 2014
Mar 2014

84000 mi

US $900
clunk sound in rear end front left seal worn out supercharger went out 

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2003 Jaguar S-Type 4dr Sedan

300-horsepower 4.2L V8 6-speed automatic RWD

Jaguar S-Type in Oregon, United States
Sep 2013 - Sep 2014
Aug 2014

110000 mi

US $476
Valve in cooling system 
Jaguar S-Type in Alabama, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2016
Jun 2015

118000 mi

US $300
Minor transmission pan gasket leak. Replaced pan and gasket/filter assembly and fluid. Leak was fixed and also seems to have fixed the transmission surge problem that started during the first 10,000 miles of ownership. 
Jaguar S-Type in Florida, United States
Oct 2010 - Dec 2015
Apr 2015

102300 mi
Repaired coolant leak at overflow chamber 
Jaguar S-Type in Mississippi, United States
Oct 2013 - Dec 2013
Dec 2013

100000 mi

US $300
Replaced the pads all around with EBC pads vs the stock Brembo. The pads are great and cost MUCH less than the oem part. I ordered them online... 
Jaguar S-Type in Georgia, United States
Apr 2009 - Jun 2014
May 2009

64381 mi

US $352
1) Replace coolant reservoir 2) Change oil 
Jan 2013

112300 mi

US $1400
motor mount replaced oxygen/fuel sensor replaced upper intake gasket replaced, fuel regulator replaced, breather hose replaced 
Mar 2013

113000 mi

US $267
Replace crank case ventilation valve. 
Aug 2013

115700 mi

US $524
Replaced, water pump, antifreeze and air filter. 
Oct 2013

116700 mi

US $1000
replace fuel pump, replace fuel filter 
Jan 2014

119000 mi

US $300
Replaced wiring harness behind dash (ignition) 
Mar 2014

121000 mi

US $600
Replaced rear electronic control module with used part. 
Jaguar S-Type in Florida, United States
Oct 2010 - Mar 2011
Mar 2011

71000 mi
small undiagnosed oil leak when sold 
Jaguar S-Type in Mississippi, United States
Sep 2010 - Nov 2013
Oct 2013

101000 mi

US $400
Cooling system (water pump) 
Nov 2013

102530 mi

US $1343
Upper control arms replaced both front and rear. Replaced: rear sway bar links and outer tie rod ends for steering. 
Jaguar S-Type in Ohio, United States
Oct 2010 - Mar 2011
Dec 2010

57000 mi

US $300
Thermostat froze closed and radiator hose blew apart from block. 
Mar 2011

57000 mi

US $100
parking brake fault. Reset system Parking brake fault reappeared. Would cost $500 to repair, traded car in. 
Jaguar S-Type in Kentucky, United States
Jan 2013 - Feb 2015
Apr 2013

126000 mi

US $130
Replaced dual water valve (DCCV). A/C problem not fixed, not uncommon for A/C multiple failures for this vehicle. Will continue with repair some other time. Continuation of the A/C problem: Repaired defective printed circuit board from the climate control module, verified current draw from the two DCCV solenoids < 1 Amp with DC clamp meter, a/c is now ice cold, passed go and saved $1,700. 
Jun 2013

128000 mi

US $340
Replaced leaking radiator. 
Aug 2014

137000 mi

US $80
Heater hose to heater inlet pipe leaking. Replaced by matching the hose with the retailer's heater hose collection (hose from some Chevy truck was close enough), used a ford type universal hose to metal pipe fitting. 
Jaguar S-Type in California, United States
Nov 2012 - Jan 2015
Jan 2013

100000 mi
The car was giving a low coolant warning and loosing a specific amount of coolant. The used car dealers first fix was a new water pump. That did not fix the problem. The second repair was a new radiator which fixed the problem. A restricted performance warning light came on. This is usually an intake leak. I took it to the dealer and his mecahnic could not find the problem. When he put the car back together the warning light was gone. 
Mar 2013

105000 mi

US $400
The car went into limp mode and showing multiple misfire codes. Nothing being done until I can get the car to my preferred mechanic. 
Jul 2013

109300 mi

US $686
The coil on cyclinder 2 was bad. The fuel injectors were clogged 
Dec 2013

116000 mi

US $65
Fuel rail sensor failed 

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2003 Jaguar S-Type 4dr Sedan

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic RWD

Jaguar S-Type in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2008 - Apr 2011
Jun 2008

46000 mi

US $50
windshield wiper repair 
Dec 2010

74000 mi

US $200
Water pump replaced 
Apr 2011

75000 mi

US $100
Overheated. Replaced fan and thermostat. 
Jaguar S-Type in Washington, United States
Jun 2011 - Mar 2013
Jul 2011

75000 mi

US $45
Mass Airflow Meter causing misfires during acceleration. 
Sep 2011

76000 mi

US $250
Replaced spark plugs and cleaned ignition coils, replaced intake manifold gaskets. 
Jaguar S-Type in Florida, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2012
May 2009

54000 mi

US $60
Replace Wiper Motor - done myself 
Apr 2011

78000 mi

US $913
Tech Service bulletin - Transmission surge 40-60 mph. Other problems found. Dealer was going to charge too much to fix. Leaking trans pan. Leaking water pump. Dlr did not find serpentine belt problem. Replaced water pump, serpentine belts and hoses. Independent shop also fixed drivers side window. Replaced transmission pan and harness connector feedthrough into transmission. 
Nov 2011

85500 mi

US $1100
Replaced upper and lower coolant hoses. Replaced upper plus thermostat. 
Mar 2012

90000 mi

US $670
Upper control arm. Needs other suspension work. Ball joint, struts, etc 
Apr 2012

91000 mi

US $380
Rear strut replacement. 
Jun 2012

91000 mi

US $350
Front struts and lower control arm bushing (not replaced). 

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2003 Jaguar S-Type 4dr Sedan

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed manual RWD

Jaguar S-Type in Oregon, United States
Sep 2010 - Mar 2012
Oct 2010

61000 mi

US $720
heater and air conditioner not working properly. Shop replaced dual climate control valve first trip. I had to make two more trips that week before they found it was a temature sensor. 
Jun 2011

70000 mi

US $440
Detected bad o2 sensor and ordered part 3 trips to repair shop for O2 sensor, wrong part ordered first two trips. 
Mar 2012

83000 mi

US $275
radiator hose headlight adjusters failed, repaired adjusters 
Jaguar S-Type in Georgia, United States
Jan 2013 - Mar 2013
Feb 2013

120000 mi

US $100
Coil over plug started to misfire. Had to replace COP. 
Mar 2013

120000 mi

US $150
Aftermarket coils failed again. 3 out of 6 this time. You just can't use aftermarket coils on these engines. Buy Jaguar coils. They are expensive but the aftermarket coils are junk! 

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2003 Jaguar S-Type 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Jaguar S-Type in Great Britain
Jun 2013 - Oct 2015
Mar 2014

102000 mi

£3200
Glycol contamination in ZF automatic transmission. Transmission replaced with recon unit. Radiator replaced with new unit. Update: later learned they didn't actually replace the transmission. 
Jul 2014

106700 mi

£600
New front discs, calipers reconditioned as one was seizing. New pads all around as rear pads drivers side had separated from backing plates. 
Aug 2014

107300 mi
Transmission had not been replaced as paid for, merely reconditioned. mechatronic unit failed. Had to threaten legal action to have it replaced under warranty from previous trip. Confirmed gearbox had same serial number as built by Jaguar 
Jan 2015

113000 mi

£25
Rear Silencer cracked off from exhaust pipe 

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