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Used Jaguar S-Type Fault Guides

Used Car Expert Fault Guides tell you the common Jaguar S-Type faults and wear items that can become problems and big bills for their owner.

Independent research indicated that using our fault guides to check a car before you buy it can save you an average of £300 in surprise bills and hidden problems.

That's because our Jaguar S-Type fault guides are written so that anyone can understand them – even if you know nothing about cars and have no tools. For every common fault, we tell you what to look for, what it means and what it costs.

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Jaguar S-Type (1999 - Present) Fault Guide


Jaguar S-Type (1999 - Present) Fault Guide

View Jaguar S-Type (1999 - Present) Fault Guide

We know of 37 JAGUAR S-Type (1999 - Present) faults which our fault check guide makes it easy for you to spot and avoid.

  • 12 engine faults
  • 7 suspension wear items or faults
  • 9 interior problems
  • 2 bodywork issues
  • 7 recalls

Here's an example fault on the JAGUAR S-Type (1999 - Present)

What to look for:

When the engine is warm, leave it running and open the bonnet. Listen for a loud metallic rattle at the top of the engine.

What it means:

A loud rattle at the top of the engine, when it is warm, indicates that there is a problem with the timing chain or its tensioners. On V8 engines from 1999 - 2001, tensioner problems were quite common.

What to do

Negotiate a £1,000 discount or have the repair completed.


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