Help! leaking roof, 2018 Disco

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Re: Help! leaking roof, 2018 Disco

Post by stephoak » Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:45 pm

Hi just joined this forum and was surprised to learn the leaking windscreen is still happening. My disco is a 2017 model that was registered on 20th Feb 2017 it was a demonstrator for the dealer I purchased it from. This Feb it developed a leak so when it went in for its service I mentioned it to the dealership and they replaced the windscreen because it hadn’t bonded. So for 21 months I have been driving around in a car with a dodgy windscreen but what is more concerning is it is still happening.

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Re: Help! leaking roof, 2018 Disco

Post by Hrex » Sat May 04, 2019 7:15 pm

I had a leaking sunroof on my MY 2017 as well a few months ago. Aparently the drain was not connect from the factory. However my dealership put the problem into high priority, changing whatever was needed as some parts, control boxes etc, were damaged. I received top notch service and hopefully everything is fine now.

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Re: Help! leaking roof, 2018 Disco

Post by Steejay » Tue May 07, 2019 2:40 pm

I have a MY 2017 , also just developed a leak, headlining saturated dripping onto front seat..... best JLR Aberdeen can do is look at it a Week today.... my wife drove it in past for them to have a quick look to see if anything obvious causing it.... response too busy book it in ....come back in a week....


disgruntled owner


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Re: Help! leaking roof, 2018 Disco

Post by AdeJPugh » Wed May 15, 2019 10:20 am

Hi Steve,

My 2018 HSE has also developed the same issue - headlining saturated and now travelling down the cover on the A pillar on drivers side. LR Dealer told me they couldn't get me in until 10 June as no cars. Went through LR Assistance to get it booked in as a breakdown and managed to get car in next day with a LR Assistance car as courtesy. That was last Friday but receive a voicemail today to say that they have found source of leaks - there are 2 small cracks in the body on the roof for which they are having to engage with a LR approved body specialist. Waiting for a call back to understand if this is Manufacturing defect or something else but have to say I'm not impressed. Will update when I find out what issue is.

Want to see pics of the cracks or go and visually inspect before any work carried out.



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Re: Help! leaking roof, 2018 Disco

Post by AdeJPugh » Wed May 15, 2019 12:38 pm


I've now spoken with the dealer who advised me that they have put the car under water pressure on the roof without the roof rail bars on and found the sites of the water ingress inside the car. Upon inspection of the body they have noted what can only be described as a 'hairline fracture of the body' on one side and a star shaped indent on the other. Both of which are allowing water into the car. I am somewhat concerned at the fracture as he also mentioned body flex in the same sentence (i know all cars have some degree of body flex). I am making no comment at this stage as they are waiting for a LR approved body specialist to come in to assess route cause and then determine next steps.

Should the fracture have been caused by body flex then I shall not be wanting any kind of repair - I shall be asking for my money back and some!!!

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