Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 4x4?
The Evoque is likely to have been used on school runs and commuting trips as well as for family holidays, so check the bodywork for car park scuffs and the alloy wheels for any kerb damage, and check everything works in the interior, especially the seat operation.
Although it is unlikely, some Evoques might have been taken off road; it is a Land Rover, after all. So, have a look underneath for evidence of off-road damage, such as dented panels, caked-on mud or broken bits of plastic.
What are the most common problems with a used Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 4x4?
A fuel leak could occur from the fuel rail in the engine bay of some examples made from 5 May 2016 to 31 January 2018. Find out from a Land Rover dealer if yours is affected because it'll need to have a new fuel rail fitted to solve this issue.
Electrical short circuit
There have been two recalls for the Evoque that relate to a damaged electrical wiring harness that can lead to a short circuit. The first applies to Evoques manufactured between 9 July 2015 and 16 October 2015, and the second is for cars fitted with a 2.0-litre fitted with an automatic gearbox and built from 4 July to 10 October 2016. Check with a dealer if you think your car is affected by this because it'll need to be inspected by a technician and have the necessary repair work carried out.
CO2 levels too high
Some Evoques manufactured between 9 March 2015 and 7 July 2018 can produce too much CO2 compared with stated figures, and will require a software update to be installed at a Land Rover dealer in order to reduce them.