New Engine Needed after 2 years & 23k miles

Faults and Technical chat for the Discovery 5
fiske69
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Post by fiske69 » Fri Feb 25, 2022 2:11 pm

Yes the firm offer a 7 year , 100,000 mile warranty for £92.90 a month. They also do a servicing warranty for £27.29 a month ( that is a bargain as they state the second and forth services at some £400, with the big third one at £600 .) my local dealers is nearly £500 and £900 now, god knows what the price will be by 2027.
I’m keeping this car, I nearly 70 year old, my next car will be a hearse.
So think about the extended warranty, I asked my local dealer what would happen say if I had a gear failure in the gearbox, do you dismantle and repair it.
No it’s plug and play, new gearbox £6,000 plus.
Admittedly you could take the risk and save that amount each month but odds on any component failure would swallow up any of the money saved.
It’s a gamble, I talked to a guy with a three year old Range Rover sport he getting shut of it because every time it went back to the dealer they wanted £1K off him before they gave him his car.
It’s a gamble based on how long you intend to keep the car. If your part exchange for a new one I believe any monies saved in that fiscal year you get back ,assuming no claim or service made/ done.
Talk to the local dealer he will have all the info

fergusmo
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Post by fergusmo » Thu Mar 10, 2022 8:02 pm

My 2017 D5 2.0D has been losing power.... took it to the dealer today and have been told that it needs a new engine. The car has been driven 25K miles & serviced on time by the main dealer, wtf?!?

The dealer is going to speak to LR but told me to expect, at best a 40% discount from the bill.

I'm keen to get ahead of this. Is there someone at LR UK who others with this problem have dealt with and has been helpful?

All help and advice will be greatly appreciated.

Craigp
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Post by Craigp » Thu Mar 10, 2022 10:46 pm

Sorry to hear of your predicament. Unfortunately all too common with the 2 litre. However I have heard through other web sites that LR have covered 100% of the cost. Even when out of warranty. 4/5 year old low mileage engines should not be failing. Check other disco5 websites and fb group.
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JonnyBenn
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Post by JonnyBenn » Sun Mar 27, 2022 5:28 pm

I just read Craig P reply.
I had a critical oil failure with about 1-2miles of warning before it just stopped!

No oil warning light even though the car will let me with 1500 mile that I need AdBlue??

Disco 5 2.0 33k miles 17 plate

Last service not main dealer but a very reputable guy who has serviced my cars for 15 years!

Apparently I need a new engine!! WTF!

Any tips on the best plan of action as the car is now at a main dealer but they are very slow with communication.

Can they expect me to pay for this engine?

JonnyBenn
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Post by JonnyBenn » Wed Apr 20, 2022 12:27 pm

fergusmo wrote:
Thu Mar 10, 2022 8:02 pm
My 2017 D5 2.0D has been losing power.... took it to the dealer today and have been told that it needs a new engine. The car has been driven 25K miles & serviced on time by the main dealer, wtf?!?

The dealer is going to speak to LR but told me to expect, at best a 40% discount from the bill.

I'm keen to get ahead of this. Is there someone at LR UK who others with this problem have dealt with and has been helpful?

All help and advice will be greatly appreciated.

Dear JonnyBenn

I had the results of the tests come back yesterday afternoon from my technician and I am in the process of pricing up a new replacement engine for you. I will come back to you later on today with this information.

The compression test results have come back with significantly low pressure in cylinder number one which is registering only 40 PSI compared to other cylinders registering between 75 PSI and 90 PSI.

Just so you are aware, I have raised a case for you with JLR to seek some assistance with the repair costs due to the age and mileage of your vehicle being so low. I raised this case yesterday and the brand advises to allow up to 48 working hours for a response, so I will feed this back to you once I have the information.

CCB
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Post by CCB » Tue Apr 26, 2022 7:39 am

Following as have a 2017 Discovery 5 that bought from new from main dealer. It suddenly lost all power with no warning light no nothing. Less than average mileage for its age, FSH with main dealer. After 2 weeks in garage of not knowing what was wrong, called yesterday to say neds new engine as one of cylinders lost compression. Last week they said they had to put 3 litres of oil in...all sounds odd to me given age and fact that car fully looked after....
Any update on your position welcome!

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