Land Rover horror stories

Exactly, none of these new fangled geegaws on mine! Harrumph!
Forgot about the tdi lump in it
Stick with the old .....mate has 2 Range Rovers less than a year old.....both have had so many issues with software and electrical gremlins ( screens blank , radio not working , doors not closing , battery's flat because the computer hasn't shut things down , general happenings) that have left neither him or his wife confident that they will get somewhere and not have to wait for Landrover Assist to turn up and fix the bloody thing........that both are going to be changed for either Audi or Merc equivalents in the near future......
 
Stick with the old .....mate has 2 Range Rovers less than a year old.....both have had so many issues with software and electrical gremlins ( screens blank , radio not working , doors not closing , battery's flat because the computer hasn't shut things down , general happenings) that have left neither him or his wife confident that they will get somewhere and not have to wait for Landrover Assist to turn up and fix the bloody thing........that both are going to be changed for either Audi or Merc equivalents in the near future......
Did some work on a range rover a few years ago. The battery kept going flat.
Investigated all the old school possibilities for the symptoms but the problem persisted.
Had a look online and it turns out if you park them near a high voltage power source the battery will go flat.
That might be in the sticks under a pylon, or in the city if you park over a below ground high voltage cable.
 

Ex_crab

Old-Salt
Don’t you have this cable?

The bit circled was attached to the bit pointed out by the arrow.

When you pull the circled bit the engine revs.

Mine might be different to yours, I’m running a 200 TDI.
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Don't know if it would have helped you but a couple of strips of "chocolate block" electrical connector in the glove box has helped me out with joining snapped cables.
 

Ravers

LE
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Stick with the old .....mate has 2 Range Rovers less than a year old.....both have had so many issues with software and electrical gremlins ( screens blank , radio not working , doors not closing , battery's flat because the computer hasn't shut things down , general happenings) that have left neither him or his wife confident that they will get somewhere and not have to wait for Landrover Assist to turn up and fix the bloody thing........that both are going to be changed for either Audi or Merc equivalents in the near future......
Yep, an all too common story.

A mate had a newish one, just out of warranty. Something very bad happened to the electronic suspension and traction control. Big electrical gremlin that basically made it undriveable.

Landy wanted over 10 grand to fix it.

It had only done about 40,000 miles.

I know another bloke who is very wealthy and up until now had bought new landies / Range Rovers every year for his entire family. Grown up kids, missus etc.

They probably had an example of every current vehicle LR makes.

Anyway, same old story, tons of problems, shit customer service (despite him spending about a million quid a year with them) and he’s walked.

He drives a Merc G wagon now.
 

theinventor

Old-Salt
A dangerous combination of nostalgia, alcohol and the Internet means I am now the proud owner of a 1972 Series 3 money-pit...

My initial assessment shows how reliant I was on an issue toolbox*, well-equipped workshop and G1098 stores last time I owned a vehicle that age, by comparison with my own garage and tools. I'm going to be broke before I've even strangled the first nut.

*and yes, I'm fully aware that a REME officer with a toolbox is just as dangerous as an infantry officer with a map and radio
 
A dangerous combination of nostalgia, alcohol and the Internet means I am now the proud owner of a 1972 Series 3 money-pit...

My initial assessment shows how reliant I was on an issue toolbox*, well-equipped workshop and G1098 stores last time I owned a vehicle that age, by comparison with my own garage and tools. I'm going to be broke before I've even strangled the first nut.

*and yes, I'm fully aware that a REME officer with a toolbox is just as dangerous as an infantry officer with a map and radio
Congratulations and good luck
 

Ravers

LE
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It’s been a good summer of razzing about with flies getting stuck in my teeth.

But the weather appears to be turning now and Autumn feels like it’s on the horizon, so the roof goes back on today.

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It’s been a good summer of razzing about with flies getting stuck in my teeth.

But the weather appears to be turning now and Autumn feels like it’s on the horizon, so the roof goes back on today.

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Noooooooo I’m visiting the uk in two weeks and it needs to be warmish and sunny. Too early for it to be cooling down.
 
Noooooooo I’m visiting the uk in two weeks and it needs to be warmish and sunny. Too early for it to be cooling down.
Don't worry yourself

Ravers is a southerner who God has graced by allowing him to live in Cumbria
Thus he doesn't quite understand when it is warm. And when it isn't

The difference between a Londoners definition of cold and a Cumbrian's definition of cold is about twenty degrees
Ravers is an immigrant from a warmer climate, your average Cumbrian would leave the roof off until mid January
 
Don't worry yourself

Ravers is a southerner who God has graced by allowing him to live in Cumbria
Thus he doesn't quite understand when it is warm. And when it isn't

The difference between a Londoners definition of cold and a Cumbrian's definition of cold is about twenty degrees
Ravers is an immigrant from a warmer climate, your average Cumbrian would leave the roof off until mid January
You should visit west coast of scotland where the wind helps the rain that leads to three seasons in one afternoon…the bastion of LR Lix toll still has some on sale….
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
I've lost a few pounds so now driving the farms 90 is actually feasible but with the weather better in gods waiting room I'm starting to use the quad bike and trailer more.
When I say a few pounds its 5 stones
 
Yep, an all too common story.

A mate had a newish one, just out of warranty. Something very bad happened to the electronic suspension and traction control. Big electrical gremlin that basically made it undriveable.

Landy wanted over 10 grand to fix it.

It had only done about 40,000 miles.

I know another bloke who is very wealthy and up until now had bought new landies / Range Rovers every year for his entire family. Grown up kids, missus etc.

They probably had an example of every current vehicle LR makes.

Anyway, same old story, tons of problems, shit customer service (despite him spending about a million quid a year with them) and he’s walked.

He drives a Merc G wagon now.
It sounds like this chap (and some of the previous owners of newer nightmares) need to find themselves a good and reliable independent specialist. There are plenty out there who can carry out work under warranty and have excellent reputations (they’re usually a lot cheaper too). I’m lucky to have a couple of good ones nearby to keep mine in check, not that it’s young enough for a warranty to be a problem.
 

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