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Low battery Warning indication

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:44 am
by JohnShaft9
Since last Saturday I have noticed a red warning triangle, when you first open the door but before starting up, indicating low battery/ start engine light/triangle on instrument cluster. Now this is every occasion on opening up since then. Monday ,the tailgate failed to open remotely for the first time. Is this connected?

I had a professionally fitted Dashcam (Thinkware) front and rear, not hard wired as I understand this would invalidate the guarantee that has worked perfectly these last three months or more.

The dealership took the Vehicle, Disco Sport HSE on a 19 plate, last night but telephoned this morning for confirmation as to where the cam was wired too seeking permission to disconnect.. I gave them the info they needed once i had spoken with the Auto electrical company who confirmed that it had not been hard wired as instructed on fitting. All the dealer really had to do was remove the power lead from the camera.. Car is untouched otherwise as new.

any suggestion as to why this problem indication is happening.???



Re: Low battery Warning indication

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:50 pm
by Craigp
Hi Mol I think you have probably posted in the wrong forum this is the Disco 5. Just saying as this may be something thats common to the Sport.

Re: Low battery Warning indication

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:36 pm
by Whippetman
Had this a lot with my ex Disco Sport, apparently very common fault

Re: Low battery Warning indication

Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:47 am
by nhandyside
17plate V6 HSE Luxury
I have just started getting the red low battery warning light. As a key worker I have used the car throughout the lockdown to get to work so I think it is not through lack of use. Is this a fault or does the battery life of under 3 years seem unreasonable? I thought battery tech had moved on....
My question is though do I need a new battery? Is the battery a sealed unit so that you can't top it up? Does it need to go into a dealership to find out what the issue is?
Any advice from the forum would be very gratefully received as I have a growing anxiety that the car will just not start one morning.
Thanks in advance

Re: Low battery Warning indication

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:04 pm
by Taylormade2020
Hi, I can give you my experience, I’ve a 68plate HSE lux with 9000 miles on the clock, I kept getting that message every time I washed the car. Don’t get confused here, it wasn’t water causing the issue, it was me constantly opening and closing doors while cleaning door shuts etc. This was keeping the car systems from shutting down, so after half hour or so, I’d get the warning and instruction to start the car. I tried to charge the battery myself (several times) but the same kept appearing. Booked it I to Land Rover, cut a longer story short, they had to update the software on the alternator (didn’t think you could do such a thing) and then also found the battery to be faulty. Since all this and the Battery being replaced, I’ve had no issues and the message has not returned. So, battery’s can be faulty when not that old, I was surprised.