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Member Since: 28 Apr 2015
Location: Haddington
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Thank you CS. I wen to Lloyds Kelso earlier this year for a problem with the Sat Nav in my Jaguar (as Clelands had stopped dealing with Jaguar). I found them to be very good to deal with and helpful and in that instance, JLR customer service were also very proactive. I am due to go and see Pentland LR for a test drive so I will see what comes of it, falling which I may well try Lloyds. It is all very frustrating and I feel that I am made to feel like I am in the wrong and imagining things when the dealership and customer services respond by saying "we cannot find any issue with the car and all is as it should be". I am going to drive the roads around the dealership before visiting to make sure I find a spot I can replicate the noise on. I now what they will say about the car veering off to the left - it is the camber of the road and the way cars are set up!! Thank you again for your suggestion CS.

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Location: Lancashire
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Further to my previous entry in this posting....

When I went to pick up the car from Hunters (now Inchcape) at Brock (Preston) they told me that it was probably the lower arm bushes causing the issue. They also stated that this was a wear item and as such it wasn't covered by warranty. The cost of replacing the arms, would be £600. I asked if this would definitely stop the knocking and they replied, we can't guarantee it. At this point I grabbed my keys and left.

It's some months later and after placing my car in the hands of the Farnell dealership in Nelson, Lancashire the issue has now been resolved at no cost to me. The work undertaken included replacing both front struts, both front lower arms and a new Valve block. They also spotted a slight oil leak from one of the turbos and fixed that also. The difference in attitude and customer service was like chalk and cheese when compared to Hunters. I vow never to visit Hunters again.

It's a major concern that there's such a difference in the way different dealerships treat customer issues. It shouldn't be down to the customer to try and find a supportive dealership but given other owner posts on this forum it appears to be the norm. 2013 SDV8 Autobiography

2011 L322 TDV8 Vogue SE - gone
2006 L322 3.6 Vogue Se - gone
1999 P38 4.0 se - gone
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Post #472383 13th Mar 2018 12:00pm
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Thumbs Up 2013 L405 AB 4.4SDV8 Luxor/Ivory, 2007 Vogue TDV8 Epson Green/Sand, 2008 Vogue TDV8 Buckingham Blue/Sand, 2003 Vogue 4.4 LPG Epsom Green/Sage, 1998 Vogue SE 4.6 LPG Epsom Green/Cream

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United Kingdom 2013 Range Rover Autobiography SDV8 Mariana Black

I have a 2013 4.4 L405 and have a suspension knock over some....not all pot holes and rough roads. It sounds like an anti roll bar bush or drop link type noise, but I replaced those recently and it had no effect on curing the noise. I have spoken to a really good fitter (little experience on the L405 but used to be LR Master Tech) and he is going to test the wear on all the bushes etc when he has the car next.
Having read these forums on this issue and the lack of conclusive diagnosis and I wasting my time and do I just put up with it? Will something eventually go bang?
I hate chasing my tail trying to diagnose issues and changing parts that do not cure it can be quite costly...... what's the advice here?

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