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Used Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2014-2022 review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Advice for buyers

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Used Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2014-2022 review
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Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Land Rover Range Rover Sport 4x4?

This is a very large car that will have been used in tight urban areas and supermarket car parks, so look at the bodywork for any obvious signs of damage and the wheels and bumpers for scuffs. It’ll also quite possibly have been used off road, so check the undersides of the car for stone chips and any major signs of contact.

Make sure the seats move and operate as they should, including the pop-up ones in the boot, and do the same for the tailgate. Have a look at the leather for cracking, and at the back seats and the boot for impenetrable stains where the family pooch might have sat.

How the manufacturer will repair

On affected vehicles inspect the second-row seat mechanism and if necessary fit the correct specification components.

Number of affected vehicles

152

Reason for recall

The ground wiring for the air conditioning blower within the cockpit harness may not be to specification. This can lead to the wire getting hot and melting the plastic insulation and associated burning smell. If ignored and the loom gets significantly damaged there is a possibility of fire.

How the manufacturer will repair

Recall the vehicles that are likely to be affected and replace the earth wire. Where other wiring/insulation is affected necessary repairs will be carried out using the correct repair procedures.

Reason for recall

On affected vehicles, the road wheel nuts may not have been manufactured to the correct specification. These wheel nuts may crack when subject to shock loads and detach from the stud. This may lead to insecurity and possible detachment of a road wheel.

How the manufacturer will repair

Recall affected vehicles and replace wheel nuts. Locking wheel nuts are not affected.

Number of affected vehicles

926

Reason for recall

Vehicles failed to routinely achieve the required levels of CO2 emissions.

How the manufacturer will repair

Update the vehicle software to the latest version.

Number of affected vehicles

4779

Reason for recall

The door could be unlatched when in the closed position and no indication provided of an unlatched condition. Vehicle doors not latched in either the primary of secondary state may during driving open. This can increase the risk of a vehicle crash and/or compromise the safety of vehicle occupants and other road users.

How the manufacturer will repair

How the manufacturer will repair

On affected vehicles replace the fuel rail with a correctly manufactured version.

Number of affected vehicles

1537

Reason for recall

On certain 2018 and 2019 Model Year Land Rover Range Rover and Range Rover Sport PHEV vehicles where the indicated fuel level on the fuel gauge shows approximately 30% the fuel tank is empty resulting in an engine stall. The vehicle will enter into reduced performance mode and if the customer continues to drive the vehicle will continue to run for circa 8 miles/13Km. The vehicle engine will then cut out without warning. If the traction battery charge status is at least 10% or greater the electric motor will take up drive until such time as traction battery power is depleted. Where the traction battery charge status is below 10% drive from the electric motor is not possible and the vehicle will cut out whilst in motion. All 12 volt powered electrical functions such as power-assisted steering exterior lighting and brake assistance will continue to operate as designed. Engine cut out with minimal warning to the driver may lead to an increased risk of an accident.

Inspect the steering column electrical harness apply further protective material and repair damaged wiring where required.

Number of affected vehicles

38

Is a used Land Rover Range Rover Sport 4x4 reliable?

Alas, it’s not. In our most recent reliability survey, it finished sixth out of eight cars in our large SUV category, with its sibling the pure, full-fat Range Rover finishing just below it and the Land Rover Discovery last. Over 60% of diesel Range Rover Sports had major problems. Issues reported by owners spanned a range of areas, the most serious of which were the gearbox, drivetrain, engine and suspension. Not all cars were fixed under warranty and some were off the road for more than a week.

Land Rover as a brand finished in 29th place out of 30 manufacturers.

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