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2003 Jaguar S-Type repairs by problem area

Chart based on 83 repairs.

2003 Jaguar S-Type repair cost distribution

Chart based on 47 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 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 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 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 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 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 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. 

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2003 Jaguar S-Type 4dr Sedan

300-horsepower 4.2L V8 6-speed automatic RWD

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. 

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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 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 

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2003 Jaguar S-Type Repair Histories

44 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2003 Jaguar S-Type. 31 of these members (70.5%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 83 repairs to 2003 Jaguar S-Types--an average of 1.9 per vehicle--have been reported.

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