9 1 9 0 5

Follow TrueDelta

TrueDelta at Facebook TrueDelta at Google+ TrueDelta at Twitter

2003 Jaguar S-Type Problems and Repair Histories

41 TrueDelta members own a 2003 Jaguar S-Type. 26 of these members (63.4%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 64 repairs to 2003 Jaguar S-Types--an average of 1.6 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2003 Jaguar S-Type problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2003 Jaguar S-Type problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2003 Jaguar S-Type problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2003 Jaguar S-Type repairs by problem area

56% of the 2003 Jaguar S-Type repairs were to the engine, 8% to the transmission, 9% to the brakes, 16% to the suspension, 9% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, and 2% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 64 repairs.

2003 Jaguar S-Type repair cost distribution

Of the 2003 Jaguar S-Type repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 11% cost less than $100, 50% between $100 and $499, 18% between $500 and $999, 18% between $1000 and $2499, and 3% more than $2500.

Chart based on 38 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2003 Jaguar S-Type problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2003 Jaguar S-Type

Engine not specified

Jaguar S-Type in West Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2011 70000    
70000 2500 lower rear control arms needed replacing 
74000 750 replaced front right control arm 

Return to top

2003 Jaguar S-Type 4dr Sedan

supercharged 400hp 4.2L V8 6-speed automatic RWD

Jaguar S-Type in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2011 68000    
70000 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 
70000 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. 
89000 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 
121000  
Jaguar S-Type in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2010 24000    
25700 649 Slight leak of transmission pan gasket. Dealer noticed issue during a service clinic visit. Dealer replaced gasket. 
36000  
Jaguar S-Type in South Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 52000    
53000 400 Engine running hot. R&R thermostat. EGR valve leak. Too expensive to repair and not enough to cause an engine light 
62000 1550 EGR valve, ignition coils, valve cover gaskets R&R 
65000  
Jaguar S-Type in Oregon, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2010 65000    
66000 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 Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 77000    
78000 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. 
 

Return to top

2003 Jaguar S-Type 4dr Sedan

300-horsepower 4.2L V8 6-speed automatic RWD

Jaguar S-Type in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2010 56000    
57000 300 Thermostat froze closed and radiator hose blew apart from block. 
57000 100 parking brake fault. Reset system Parking brake fault reappeared. Would cost $500 to repair, traded car in. 

Return to top

2003 Jaguar S-Type 4dr Sedan

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic RWD

Jaguar S-Type in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
50 windshield wiper repair 
74000 200 Water pump replaced 
75000 100 Overheated. Replaced fan and thermostat. 
Jaguar S-Type in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
60 Replace Wiper Motor - done myself 
78000 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. 
85500 1100 Replaced upper and lower coolant hoses. Replaced upper plus thermostat. 
90000 670 Upper control arm. Needs other suspension work. Ball joint, struts, etc 
91000 380 Rear strut replacement. 
91000 350 Front struts and lower control arm bushing (not replaced). 

Return to top

2003 Jaguar S-Type 4dr Sedan

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed manual RWD

Jaguar S-Type in Oregon, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2010 60000    
61000 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. 
70000 440 Detected bad o2 sensor and ordered part 3 trips to repair shop for O2 sensor, wrong part ordered first two trips. 
83000 275 radiator hose headlight adjusters failed, repaired adjusters 

Return to top