Jaguar revived their iconic S-Type in the late 90s, giving it a complete makeover and releasing it at the Birmingham Motor Show. The following decade saw Jaguar releasing several generations of the new S-Type, including the X204 and the X206—2004 and 2006, respectfully. As a mid-size luxury car, the S-Type has remained a tremendously popular car in the consumer markets. Some of the more common problems experienced by S-Type owners are:
Rear Clunk: Loud clunking and bumping sounds that come from the rear of the car, often accompanied by a lurching feeling, as though something is shifting forward.
Gearbox Fault in Reverse: While trying to reverse, the car shifts out of gear and the fault light comes on. Turning the car off and then back on will usually temporarily fix the problem.
Climate Control Problems: Sudden malfunction of the air-conditioning so that the vents are only blowing out hot air. This makes driving the car nearly unbearable during the summer.
Loud Noises from Driver Side Suspension: When driving over a pothole or a speed bump, loud clunking will come from the front drivers side of the car. This may indicate that there is something wrong with the suspension, sway bar, or engine guard.
Steering Wheel Vibrations: Primarily occurring while driving between 50 and 60 MPH, the vibrating steering wheel might be the result of a damaged tire rim, or the solution might lie in the steering column itself.
Regardless of what issue you might be dealing with, making sure that your car is safe and drivable is a top priority. In order to get the best service at the lowest cost, we suggest that you look into a nearby Jaguar maintenance technician who will have experience fixing all the issues you encounter.
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