Driving a Jaguar can be a thrill, but complex cars like these require maintenance. A common problem among early 2000s Jaguar S models is a malfunctioning window regulator.  In certain models of Jaguar vehicles, generally S types from 2000-2005, the window regulator may fail at some point after 15,000 miles. Depending on the exact issue and parts in question, the cost could be low in the $100s or higher into the thousands if not caught early.

To catch problems before they become troublesome and expensive, ongoing maintenance and regular care are essential in maintaining your Jaguar. Not only will this ensure your car’s performance over a long period of time, but it will help protect against possible issues like a malfunctioning window regulator. For those in the Green Bay Area, Dell’s Service Center has been servicing vehicles for over 20 years and are happy to inspect your window regulators.

Four Common Signs of A Malfunctioning Window Regulator

  • The window raises part way and then slows, eventually descending back down.
  • The window doesn’t move at all and must be manually forced up.
  • One window raises and lowers with no problem, but others won’t move at all.
  • The window makes a strange noise when rising.

The Possible Causes of a Failing Automatic Window

Because of the large number of small parts functioning within the door both related to the window and other components, it can sometimes be difficult to pin down exactly what is causing the malfunction.

Possible causes are a problem with the window regulators, which are small motors controlling either cables or gears that move the window up and down. The cable may snap, causing the window to remain in one position or the cable may be frayed, causing intermittent movement and a strange noise. The cable or regulator may freeze in cold weather, halting its function.

There may be an issue with the window sensor, which may be sensing an obstruction in the path of the glass itself when there is none. Also, if nothing at all happens when you press the window button, meaning you don’t even hear the regulator motor running, the problem is likely with the fuses in the door.

Avoiding A Malfunctioning Automatic Window

The best way to avoid a malfunctioning automatic window is to be aware of the known issues in Jaguar Type S cars from 2000-2005. Only purchase Jaguars from registered Jaguar dealers and patronize registered Jaguar garages like Dell’s Service Center.

Make sure to take your Jaguar into a professional garage for regular maintenance and assessment to avoid any malfunctioning windows, and follow all manufacturer guidelines in caring for and driving your Jaguar.

In addition, be aware that even after your window is fixed, it’s possible that you will experience the same problem again. Many Jaguar customers with models from those years have reported multiple failures even after complete fixes in reliable garages.

Dell’s Service Center Can Help

If you suspect something may be wrong with your Jaguar’s windows, please don’t hesitate to reach out through our website or give us a call for a diagnostic check up.

The process of servicing your Jaguar should be easy and efficient. If you’re in or near the Green Bay, Manitowoc, or Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin areas, Dell’s Service Center is here to help. With a rating of 4.6/5 stars from hundreds of reviews, our status as number one in customer service is well-earned. Come see for yourself why we are the best in the area.


Our team of expert and friendly engineers will work quickly and efficiently to fix any automatic window issues you may be experiencing with your Jaguar. Beyond this, we can handle any problem your car may be throwing at you, and we’ve been doing so with the utmost professionalism and expertise for the past 20 years.

We are owned and operated by an ASE Certified Master Technician and supported by a team of Master Technicians. We are proud to have a Bosch Master Technician on site. Dell’s Service Center has an unmatched team of automotive professionals.

At Dell’s we care about you and your vehicle, and we have the customer service and technical expertise to prove it. We look forward to serving you.

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