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Warning light comes on dash board

Just recently i have had a warning light come on briefly on my 2001 S type jaguar the warning says failsafe engine mode it came on twice very briefly.But today would you belief it after i sold my car the warning light has come on far more regularly the purchaser is not collecting the car to next week-end so i need to find out what the problem is poste haste or what the problem is likely to be i'd be very pleased if anybody out there has got any idea cheers

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Abs warning light stays on jaguar s type 2001 can you help

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Try disconnecting the battery, for 30 minutes

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Probably, your ZP HP-series transmission has failed. You didn't mention your car's mileage but failure is common from 60K - 120K miles. The "lifetime" synthetic fluid accumulates metal dust beyond the filter and magnet's ability to capture it, and sudden and catastrophoic failure occurs. Find a good independent shop (check your local Jag club) and they'll replace the transmission for around $6,000. The dealers charge twice that.

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