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Jaguar S Parts and Jaguar S Accessories

Interesting Tidbits About the Jaguar S

  • The designer of the Jaguar S, Geoff Lawson, was one of the persons responsible for reviving the British car company from its fading reputation. Before his death in 1999, he supervised the styling of the all-aluminum body of the Jaguar vehicles, reshaped the XJ super car and luxury saloon models, and redesigned the mid-size, S-type saloon in 1998. For his remarkable contributions to the car company, the Geoff Lawson Studio was opened in 2000 and it currently produces Jaguar concept-car models.

  • The Jaguar S was regarded as a status symbol soon after its first release in 1963. It has appeared in numerous television shows, music videos, and movies. Musical icon Sting drove in a Jaguar S for a video of his song "Desert Rose." Since then, the track has been used in a number of Jaguar commercials. Surprisingly, there was no Jaguar S used in any of the James Bond films since 1962. Only three Jaguar models were used for three films, The Jaguar XJ in Skyfall, XJ8 in Casino Royale, and XKR in Die Another Day.

  • Offered by Maisto soon after the release of the vehicle, the Jaguar S miniature replica became a very popular seller among die-cast 1:18 models during its time. The replica featured opening doors and parts, workable steering wheels with suspension, and even an independent spring. The mini Jaguar S even showcased the leather interior with wood trims of the real luxury car.

  • The Jaguar S-Type R, or STR, was Jaguar's response to the stiff competition from BMW's M5 and Mercedes-Benz's E55 AMG.

  • The supercharged Jaguar STR has a 4.8-L V8 engine and could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.3 seconds. Its design was also changed into a sportier look with a rear apron, side skirts, and an R badge on the front fenders.

  • Do you want to know how fast can a Jaguar S reach 60 mph? The standard, Plus, and S Plus trims can reach 60 mph in 9.4 seconds. The R trim, which is the Jaguar S's top-of-the-line model, can reach 60 mph in only 5.3 seconds. It also has a top speed 155 mph.

Jaguar S Articles

  • Jaguar S Problems

    The Jaguar S was first released in 1963 as a luxurious yet compact and affordable alternative to the Mark 2 and Mark X models. Its production ended five years later in 1968, but the model was revived more than 30 years later in 1999. Its second coming enjoyed popularity with the fusion of classic appeal and modern specifications enticing different generations of consumers. However, there were some issues that came with second generation of the Jaguar S-Type. Here's a list of some of them:

    Fuel system

    One issue on the fuel system of the Jaguar S was its fuel filter and the filter's connector. In June 2006, Jaguar notified their customers and recalled almost 59,000 affected units. Most vehicles were diagnosed and it was found that the quick connectors and the tube interface of the fuel filter were designed incorrectly. This problem could cause fuel spillage and start a fire if there's a presence of any ignition source. The fuel filter of these vehicles were replaced free of charge.

    Another problem with the fuel system of the vehicle was the fuel tank and its parts. The tank's jet pump module, fuel delivery module, and cluster valve seals were not retained properly. These parts could cause the malfunction indicator lamp to light-up or fuel odor to be noticeable in the passenger area. There were more than 13,000 units potentially affected with this problem. Jaguar recalled the vehicles in October 2006 for inspection and repair. A new gas tank was installed for vehicles that that still malfunctioned beyond repaired.

    Seat belts

    The Jaguar S also had a passenger-safety issue particularly on the TRW seat belts of the vehicle. After the diagnosis of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it has been ruled that the buckle base of the seat belt assemblies were not heat treated properly. The seat belts also failed the load bearing requirement of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard.

    Around 5,400 Jaguar S units were potentially affected by this problem. Jaguar recalled the vehicles on August 2000, and the dealers were tasked to inspect and change the seat belt buckles if necessary.