I was pulling out to make a left turn and was nearly hit because suddenly the car wouldn't go. Jaguar's position from corporate , that it is not unusual for a transmission to go under 50,000 miles, however, they refuse to put it in writing. A failure message of the parking brake displayed on the dashboard. I asked the dealership if they had many cars in with the same make and model as my vehicle with the same problem. Caller broke the shift lever and had it replaced, but problem recurred.
I was told that the gear shift box was sealed therefore disallowing anyone to add transmission fluid. This old site will be left up for reference, until we can move all the old content over to the new site. I was present at the time of this statement and appalled that he would risk me life to cover for the dealership. No old fluid is left inside the transmission. Please help support the move to , and what you can. Do I have a valid claim? Had these bolts come loose while driving on a busy street, a serious crash would have occurred. That's where the problem begins.
When the emergency brake applied, it caused premature wear of the rear brakes and tires. There was a service bulletin about this. There are probably hundreds if not thousands of owners going through the same problem. Jaguar definitely is aware of the problem but offers no assistance. The vehicle had to be towed to the shop.
What can I do to get some of this expense back. Dealership had it repaired at sam's auto repair however it continued to have resistance upon shifting. I've had that told to me by three Jaguar customer service specialists. Incidentally, the Borg-Warner transmissions used in the 6 cylinder cars and older V12's is nothing exotic, it's cousins dating back to 1950's Fords and Ramblers. I had the deluxe extended warranty and when it ran out, this dealership refused to renew another extended warranty. I then asked for a receipt stating he and I were in the vehicle when it rolled back 10 feet before aplying the brake and he would not do this for me. Jaguar is not taking any responsibility of these problems.
Hello again everyone I have just recently had my radiator replaced and was told by the garage after they had done the work that there was a slight power steering fluid leak from the cooler radiator, now I know there was no leak before hand and can only think they have disturbed the cooler while replacing the main radiator, anyway the leak has turned out to be the transmission fluid as the level for the power steering has not dropped. Which could be a major safety issue while driving on the hwy. Upon their examination the dealership discovered the transmission needed to be replaced. I've also had the transmission gasket replaced at the dealership. The vehicle has been in the repair shop on 3 occasions for a jerk in the transmission. The new site is at and the new Forums can be found at Please update your links.
I asked how a relatively new car, very well kept every service was done on time and at the dealership could have this major problem. As an alternative, do both types of service to begin with and then just use the flush method on future changes. The next day the vehicle was inspected by a local mechanic, and said that the dog in the back seat may have hit the gear shift and caused the change of gears. However, the Jaguar manager wants customer to pay instead of dealer-pay for the replacement of a new transmission. There was a loud bang and vibration.
A service dealer was consulted, who notified the contact that this was a common problem, and that it was a factory defect. Dealer said that was normal, and he would have to put emergency brake on before putting it in park. It has no seal on it. . Such as not shifting, hesitation etc. This car is the 'R' model super-charged.
I would like to have my car repaired due to this fault in transmission design and paid for by the dealership or Ford or Jaguar. Several other Jaguar owners have experienced similar problems. The gear shift had moved from drive to reverse. The service dealer and manufacturer were not contacted. And the only way to get at it is to remove the gearbox. Since that time , the tranmission was faulty.
The car was taken to the dealership as per their request to investigate the situation. That's probably why you turned to this page anyway. Can this be a serious transmission problem or just a type of leak? Dealer reported there was no solution for this problem. A big Thank You to those who have donated already! If trans fluid hoses are due for replacement, you must use hydraulic hose, not fuel hose! Took my complaint all the way up the chain to the head of Honda in Japan, but got no assistance. Then , car was towed to dealership, who repaired the problem. The bell housing is bolted to the gearbox to hous the clutch befor being bolted to the engine.