The former Top Gear presenter was pictured waiting for help in Rotherhithe, South East London and had to call a recovery truck after his SUV conked out in the street.
Motorists and passers by saw Grand Tour presenter Jeremy, 57, standing by the new vehicle with the engine bonnet up - with some using the chance to grab a few pictures.
An onlooker said: “He was talking to two people on the street. There were two RAC people checking his car.
“He seemed very calm but he did look a bit embarrassed when he saw me taking pictures.”