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Land Rover Range Rover Sport

Land Rover Range Rover Sport Questions & Answers

L320, L494
3.5 from 39 reviews

37 questions from our users

dean.felton.50

dean.felton.50asked

Range Rover Sport

How much is an extended warranty for a 2016 model

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Ben.C

Ben.Casked

Range Rover Sport L320 (2005-2013)

Hi I have a 2008 RRS L320 4.2 S/C V8 and the auto feels like its flaring in 3rd gear it doesnt feel right Ive serviced the trans a couple of weeks ago and done the adaptive clear and relearn but now its flaring badly from first to second not sure whats going on or going to happen next as its my first rangerover?

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Craig

Craigasked

Range Rover Sport L494 (2013-2020)

Hi There,
My 2014 with 60,000 ks has developed a noise in the front end, the noise can only be heard inside the vehicle but seems to be coming from the front diff. The noise sound like the gears are not meshing, click, click click on full lock going slowly. Can any one know what is going on and how is it fixed. Thanks

2 answers
A-A-Ron
A-A-Ron

The diff on these should be pretty robust, and without issue at only 60000km. A clicking at full lock is often a sign of faulty CV joints, usually one or bother of the outer ones. If that's the case, they're likely to replace the axle on the offending side as a complete unit, because it's far quicker than pulling and replacing just the CV joint. The upshot is that you'll also get a new inner CV joint and boots as well. On my 2005 RRS, I had a clicking at slow speed turns that ended up being a bad rear wheel bearing. But thats an uncommon symptom I believe. Best of luck.

Craig
Craig

Thank you !!

Trunky

Trunkyasked

Range Rover Sport L494 HSE Dynamic (2013-2020)

what is the size of the discs on the 2019 HSE Dynamic compared to the 2016 with stealth pack

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Jim L

Jim Lasked

Range Rover Sport

2014 does it comes with a tow hitch?

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Deb D

Deb Dasked

Range Rover Sport L320 (2005-2013)

Hi all out there in RR world.....a couple of questions for the discerning RR owner. I am looking at purchasing a 2009 RR TDV8, Sport model, it has done 129,000 km. Can anyone enlighten me to the probability of problems with the turbo, the reliability of this vehicle, even though it is 9 years old, and really how expensive are they to service and fix?

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Mr Back Ache

Mr Back Acheasked

Range Rover Sport L320 (2005-2013)

Hello
I am looking at various models of RR wondering what to purchase. I have been told the pre 2008 Sport's were prone to Air Suspension problems, the Diesel's are prone to engine and Transmission failure. I am now thinking of looking for a low mileage earlier L322 (around2003) with the BMW or Jag Motor, were there issues with these as well? Which is considered the best RR. I have read the petrol-supercharged versions are the best motors and this appeals to me as I intend to tow a large heavy Caravan with whatever I buy.I already have an ever-faithful 89 3.5 RR with a genuine 160K on the clock; it has a slightly upgraded Engine: Cam,Heads,Extractors,Air Intake,Computer,Manifold etc. Unfortunately she is not up to towing the van and in my old and decrepit state I would like a little more comfort.
All advice will be taken with understanding; for every bad reference there will be a good one, however the quantity of each will determine the final decision.
Thank you in advance.
Tony

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Nicola

Nicolaasked

Range Rover Sport

Hi
Can you see from a normal service if the turbos on a range rover sport v8 3.6 diesel is fuel if oil or would you need do more digger to find this out please?

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Moe M

Moe Masked

Range Rover Sport L494 (2013-2020)

Hi . I recently bought a 3 litre v6 range rover sport (2016) . It has done about 35000 km's . Two days after drving it . i had to send it in . I was told that the supercharger pump was gone . I would like to know if these cars are troublesome and should expect the vehicle to be in repairs very often ?

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James W

James Wasked

Range Rover Sport L320 (2005-2013)

Hi everyone,
Great to hear some reviews on the RRS. I’m looking to buy one very shortly.

I would really like to hear any comments and reviews on the reliability of the RRS Supercharged V8 L320. I have seen one go and I was very impressed. Just hoping that extra power doesn’t come with too many hassles/problems?

Cheers in advance

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Timhcollins
Timhcollins

Hi, the V8 SC is the most reliable of the RRS range. Less trouble than the diesel models. But in a older RRS make sure the maintenance,ce has been done properly. This is a 2.5 tonne car and brakes, suspension (air) and wheels / tyres need to /be in good condition and maintained / replaced on time. Go to rrrsport.co.uk for the source of great info.

Paul R
Paul R

I bought a RR Sport V8 TDV 2008 2 years ago,they look great and when you put your foot down it takes off and is pretty quiet but the handbrake mechanism seized up, the suspension has never worked right and recently the right front wheel drive shaft gave out on me. It only has 120,000 miles on the clock. In hindsight I should have gone for the Audi Q 5 or 8 or even the VW Toureg.

Rolly

Rollyasked

Range Rover Sport L320 (2005-2013)

My range rover sport l320 tdv8 2007 has a problem with low range. It's in high range but the low range light flashes on the dash and the high range flashes in the 4x4 computer in the dash.
When this happens all the dash lights come on and I lose the suspension, sports mode and cruise control.
We have tried to reset the tempest codes but once the light flashes they come up again. Any ideas?

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Timhcollins
Timhcollins

Really sorry, no I don’t know. Why not post on rrsport.co.uk, great site and someone will help you

Elia

Eliaasked

Range Rover Sport

Dear sir,
I have a Range Rover, sport 27L Diesel, 2007 reg. How can I change the gear box gasket, how many oil I need for gearbox and how many ltrs oil engine I need for oil change and filter ?

Thanks,

Liasis Elia

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Timhcollins
Timhcollins

Hi. I am not very mechanical and I don’t know the answer but try rrsport.co.uk website good luck

Newbie

Newbieasked

Range Rover Sport

Hi I would like to buy TDV6 secondhand is there a good year model to look out for?

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Timhcollins
Timhcollins

After 2010, the TDV6 became 3.0 litre. 2011 onwards would be a nice car. Great website rrsport.co.uk good luck,I am on my 5th RRS but this time it’s a petrol V8 Supercharged.

Glenn

Glennasked

Range Rover Sport L320 (2005-2013)

Have a 2007 RRS TDV6 where the transmission has failed and needs to be replaced. Has anyone had a problem with transmissions? Message that came up Transmission fault limited gears available.. HDC fault, suspension lowered.

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wormy
wormy

If you listen to the sales people its sealed and lasts forever.CRAP
Have the auto serviced at 60k and 20k there after .
I found out the hard way and had to get it fixed & can cost $5000- $7000 dollars

wedgetail
wedgetail

Replace the stop light switch first if it didn't really do what it signalled Suspension lowering, etc. Switch has another set of points which get soot on from stop light points, these other set of points send messages to computer management systems, re. cruise control, you are applying brakes ect. Soot causes micro switch to send wrong message. Also check your voltage from alternator and battery

Strands1

Strands1asked

Range Rover Sport

How often do you replace the air filter in a Range Rover sport 3.6 v8 turbo diesel 2009?

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Chaosphoto
Chaosphoto

That really depends on how you use it. If you drive lots in dusty conditions or in the dust clouds behind other vehicles you will probably need to change it often so buy a spare and check it regularly. The more dust it eats the more often you need to check it. But if you only drive it around on bitumen you can leave it to the guys who service it to decide.

LJJ

LJJasked

Range Rover Sport L320 (2005-2013)

My dream car ever since I could remember was the L320 RR. I'm currently looking to buy a second-hand one for weekend get away only. So it will stand in the garage over the week days and then weekends we can travel with it.

However, I have no knowledge of engines at all, so I've always been a bit skeptic about purchasing a RR - based on what I have heard around town that it always gives you problems and comes with a price tag.

I'm currently looking at a 2006 Model, V8 and has 110 000kms on the odo. The body seems very well looked after, so does the inside. Serviced by Land Rover according to the Logbook. I will get an independent inspector out to do a proper inspection before I buy this car.

For those who know their RR. What are the normal symptoms these cars give at 100 000kms? What must I look out for?

Cheers,
LJ

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Chaosphoto
Chaosphoto

Hi LJJ
The very first of the L320's didn't have a great reputation and they would be the 2005 models and possibly 2006 ones. First up I would get hold of a service book for that model and see what is coming up and how much it costs. Also find out if it has been used as a tow vehicle as I had to replace the torque converter in mine because the clutch inside the converter had worn out.
I think the early auto's were a 5 speed and weren't too flash. They changed to a 6 speed later which was much better and is the one I have and realistically I think the petrol engines are a better deal than the diesels as they will cost much less to maintain in the long run and are cheaper to fix. Those 2 factors more than make up for the poorer fuel economy.
The last thing is if you are handy and have a range rover wrecker nearby you can save a lot of money on simple items over paying rich people's prices for everything new.

rob

robasked

Range Rover Sport L320 (2005-2013)

I have a 2007 Range Rover Sport and need a tow bar, Anyone recommend someone in Melbourne Victoria to supply?
Parts are on the car so I assume it has had one fitted before. Maybe just the ball but can't see any electrics.

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Shane
Shane

The electrics are there behind a plastic removable cover directly over where your tow all would normally be. The tow bars are fitted factory spec and you would only need the removable tongue and ball.

Strands1

Strands1asked

Range Rover Sport

Is there any model Range Rover sport 2005 to2013 tdv8 that is any better than another.l am told that certain Year models are better than others

2 answers
jefft104
jefft104

I don't know the answer. Mine i a 2007 and I am quite happy with it. Replaced an alternator and the suspension air pump. I am told the Landrover air pump is deficient. I replaced it with an after market part which is working well.
The TDV8 engine is reputed to be the best diesel engine ever made. I don't know about the rest of the car by year but I would expect the engine would not vary year to year.

cheers
Jeff

lockey
lockey

Sorry, I don't have sufficient knowledge or experience with the earlier Sports. I believe the TDV8 is not fitted to Sports after 2009 and that is why I purchased a 2009. If you want a later (than 2009) R/Rover with the TDV8 you will need to purchase the R/R Vogue. You need to confirm that point I think.
As with any car, in general terms, the later model you buy then it is more likely things (mechanical & ergonomic) have been improved or refined in the model's life.Take the GPS unit under the passenger's seat for example; I had problems with mine taking a very long time to find itself where it was, and being a typical Japanese made item (it is a Denso) you could tell by the part number that there has been multiple and I mean MULTIPLE updates over the past few years! A long story short, I purchased a good S/h unit from Poland of all places (James' Car Parts) via E-bay for A$450 landed in Tasmania to my door and out of a 2008 R/R Sport and it had a "lower" part number than the unit out of mine. With most Jap parts you can generally tell as the last number of the part number is the telltale of where that unit sits in the line of the component's supercessions/updates. If the item has had a huge/significant update then they'll generally change most of the number. That has happened with R/R GPS Denso units as far as I can work out and at around 2006/7 (ish).
Hope all that helps. Don't be afraid to buy one, but as with any vehicle, make sure you have its service history. Mine currently showing 9.8 lphklms after towing a heavy trailer with 2 people & 3 quad (ATV) bikes to Queenstown/Zeehan & return to Hobart which is a very twisty and sometimes big climb road. Tow weight with all our gear and spare fuel would have been approx minimum of 2.2 tonnes. It did it soooo easily!

Osas

Osasasked

Range Rover Sport

The balloon is not lifting up why?

1 answer
jefft104
jefft104

If you are referring to the air suspension there are several possibilities. The happiest is that you just blew a fuse. Check the fuse box and hope that is the problem. The suspension uses an air pump and it could be the pump is gone. I have been told the oem PUMPS are not reliable. I have had to replace mine as it failed and it was replaced with a non landrover pump. If it is not the fuse I suspect you will have to get it services. Best I can offer mate.

Daekaz

Daekazasked

Range Rover Sport

Hi, I'm looking at purchasing a 2008 TDV6 Range Rover and it has done 183xxx Ks on it selling for $36990, should I be worried about the high ks & for that asking price?? Any help please,thanks!

1 answer
jefft104
jefft104

Your best bet is to check the internet. I don't know the current pricing on a TDV6. I have similar mileage on my TDV8 and it runs like new so the kms shouldn't be a worry. The Range Rovers don't have the best record for maintenance but to be fair I have only had to replace an alternator and the air pump for the suspension. I am told the Range Rover air pump is a weak point in the car and the replacement should be a non dealer part. They are great cars to drive and I tested the V6 and thought it had plenty of pep and runs very quiet. Good luck if you go ahead. Jeff

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