- S-Type Rear brakes burned down
to bare metal in under 13,000 miles
At around 13,000 miles I noticed a strange metal
on metal grinding sound when braking. Upon investigating
it became clear that one of the rear brakes on my S-Type
had been seizing on, causing the brake pad material
to burn away, letting metal against metal contact occur
with the brake disc when braking. This caused clear
heat damage to the rear brake disc. (See burned_out_brakes Movie in the Multimedia Section)
Rear Brake pads burned
down to metal
My S-Type was booked into the local dealer twice
to solve this problem while on holiday in Scotland
- once for new replacement brake pads, then for
a new replacement rear brake caliper.
The safety aspect is of note - Other owners have
stated that the rear brakes have engaged while
their S-Types have been in motion (See Owners'
Feedback). It appears that Jaguar TSB
R167 was released to address this issue.
(See Jaguar TSBs : Technical
I am left with a heat damaged rear brake disc
(See AA & TCS Reports)
and a lack of confidence in the rear brakes.
S-Type R experiences Rear Brake malfunction, gearbox
errors and break down .....
Front Brake creaking
In addition, the front brakes have always been noisy
and creaky. Not what I expected from a Premium car manufacturer
like Jaguar. These movies demonstrate very clearly the
loud squeaking/creaking sound I experience when braking.
(See Owners' Feedback
now with 74 comments from Jaguar Owners)
See Creaking / Groaning Suspension and brakes Movie in the Multimedia Section
My Dealer says : "They all
do that". Other S-Type Owners have reported
their Dealers say : "They all
do that". (See Owners'
I asked my Dealer to check my tracking as I felt it
was incorrect. They shrugged and said that an alignment
check would not be covered by warranty. I duly paid
for a full wheel alignment check. As noted later by
the AA Engineer (See AA &
TCS Reports) all 4 of my tyres had worn unevenly
by 14,000 miles. I am now aware of two TSBs (See Jaguar
TSBs for more Technical Service Bulletins) that
discuss "revised" toe settings.
|Excess wear on the inner edge of the
the front tyre treads. Modified toe specification.
|Campaign - Rear Wheel Alignment Inspection/Adjustment
- Check/reset rear toe
I have been informed by another S-Type owner that you
must inform your Dealer within the first year to be
able to have anything done under warranty. If you have
an early S-Type check the insides of your front tyres.