Help! leaking roof, 2018 Disco

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Georger57
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Re: Help! leaking roof, 2018 Disco

Post by Georger57 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:50 pm

Hi, I have joined the forum in solidarity with the leaking roof club!
A recent change from BMW to Land Rover saw me buying a 2017 Disco 3 weeks ago, same story as nearly everyone else here-after the first significant amount of rain 2 weeks ago passenger footwell filled with water, centre console cup holders filled with water, all headlining and vanity mirrors wet, passenger seat only damp!
On calling the dealer (bearing in mind I’d only owned it 1 week) was told it couldn’t be booked in for a couple of weeks because no courtesy cars. I said ok, don’t need a car, but funnily enough it’s still not going in until later today, grrr.
I have been unable to drive it for the last 2 weeks because I just get soaked with water coming off the rear view mirror, as well as water continually running out from under the passenger side dash.
The £1000 EBay special Subaru I bought to take the dogs out in is watertight, why on earth isn’t a 40k supposedly rugged motor? It’s all been pretty disappointing so far....


Georger57
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Re: Help! leaking roof, 2018 Disco

Post by Georger57 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:54 pm

Pics for interest.

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Quasar
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Re: Help! leaking roof, 2018 Disco

Post by Quasar » Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:33 pm

Georger57 make sure they dry the car out properly, which my dealer seems to have decided was not necessary.

Given that these vehicles cost between £50k and £80k new and £40k plus at one year old, it is amazing the number of leaking windscreens on this board, other boards and in dealerships. I cannot think of another manufacturer who has difficulty keeping the water out. It’s only a matter of time before this gets picked up by one of the consumer affairs programmes.


THR
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Re: Help! leaking roof, 2018 Disco

Post by THR » Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:10 pm

I found the forum after searching for issues regarding leaking discovery 5. 6 weeks ago I purchased an approved used 2017 Discovery 5. Since I have had it there has been problems with condensation, and then this last week with the heavy rain the source began obvious after floor mats, seats and cup holders were soaked in water with it dripping from above the passenger side and through the interior lights.

The land rover dealer in Milton Keynes was of course not helpful, ignoring my initial complaints, and then later fobbing me off with a week’s delay whilst my £45k car was unusable with wet seats. Strangely after complaining to management a slot and spare car, as if by magic, became available the next day. Let’s see if they manage to fix it.

Whilst it is in I have also asked for the boot to be aligned correctly and the paint damage to be corrected, and the software to be updated. Are there any other recalls or too frequent problems I need to get checked?


jimbg
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Re: Help! leaking roof, 2018 Disco

Post by jimbg » Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:40 pm

Do a search on https://disco5.co.uk/forum/ there is a lot more info there as it is a much more active forum.


alexr
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Re: Help! leaking roof, 2018 Disco

Post by alexr » Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:21 am

Our 2019 D5 HSE Lux has the same problem. We've been waiting two months for a replacement windscreen and finally called JLR Corporate USA to ask what the delay was since it started raining here again and now we're seeing more things get damaged (all of which will be warranty work). They said that there weren't enough windscreens available.

Um, WTF. This is a very premium product and we paid over £70K for it. Numerous software glitches to deal with as well. Shameful, really.


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