1600kms and broke down
Only done 1600 kms and broke down with no load in the back going up a hill. Has now been in the workshop for nearly a week and communication from the workshop has been average. Not sure where to turn to as the dealership I bought from aren't friendly
Purchased in August 2020 for $36,000.00.
The brake pads and disc rotor runs out every 40k's. Very disappointed with the vehicle. The service of this vehicle is too expensive. The service people write invoice us of the duties they dont perform.
Disappointed - Fleet of 5 LDV's
We have one LDV in each state. They are used to deliver products on a daily basis. They are regularly serviced but constantly break down to to mechanical issues. Very costly repairs.
$30000 junk, hopeless customer service
The worst service and product ever and absolute joke. The vehicle slid down on angled driveway (not steep at all) with hand brake on and selecting correct gear.
Put the car in service for check and their investigation was pushing the car with 4 people. They claimed the vehicle is perfectly safe to drive.
A few days later the car slid down on driveway. Called them up and were told that now they would get 10 people to push it on their flat surface. There was no apologies at all but humiliating responses.
Now we are discussing the matters with our lawyer, as the sell junk to customer but no willingness to recover.
Purchased in May 2019 at Newspot adelaide for $33,000.00.
Any good reviews must be salesmen
The company I work for has started buying ldv vehicles and all of them are junk I was brought a LDV v80 bigger to replace my aging urvan and although grateful for a work vehicle just amazed at the poor quality of ldv. I won't list off all the issues most are highlighted in the above reviews in fact when the first service came around I received an email asking me to "write a list of all the problems so they can be fixed" which caught me by surprise as I had never talked to the ldv dealer or anyone else about the van? Surely any good review i...s from salesmen as the LDV range is just plain rough, cheap, and nasty I think it's wrong they are allowed to bring junk like these into our countries knowing how terrible they are. The guys at the service centre where horrible too just didn't care hardly a word spoken had no advice on how to fix or even adjust anything ie useless entertainment system. The vechile is just mass produced turd they have shined up and sold knowing the lustre will soon fade leaving hard working business holding shit. Save yaself the pain and don't bother with LDV. Only review I've ever and will ever write but people need to know about this junk.
Purchased in August 2019.
We purchased this LDV V80 from a Toyota dealership in Tasmania. We went there to buy a Toyota commuter for passenger shuttles. They had no availability of the Toyota badged product so the shiny slick salesman quickly recommended the V80. Well, don’t be fooled!
At first service there was an update to the automated manual transmission electronic control. The transmission was less than ordinary but after this ‘update’ it became really painful. Hill starts were particularly woeful as the clutch would take soooo long to engage. And they wouldn’t put...
Purchased in December 2015 at Launceston Toyota for $50,000.00.
Absolute junk. Gear shift issues
Gear issues, when gear rod is in neutral it goes to reverse... Quite dangerous. Transmission issues lights popups up occasionally. Servicing with LDV is dead costly and they said it would cost $7000 to fix the gear issues. While it is a manufacturer defects. Sliding doors doesn't lock properly.
Purchased in October 2018.
Junk, cheap and nasty not fit for commercial use
I bought 2 LDV mid roof vans just on a year ago Clutch gone on one just over 40000klm, sliding doors come off runners, had factory tow bars fitted but trigger reverse sensors
Door lock buttons fall off, A/C moves between face height and floor without touching it
Every couple weeks engine light comes on and gives code of glow plug faults
All doors don’t unlock with key have to push button on and off 3-4 times
Certainly not fit for commercial use
Cheap junk that won’t last the lease period
Purchased in May 2018.
LDV V80 Clutch Issue
We have 2 2018 LDV V80 used as courier vans, Van 1 48000km clutch is gone Van is off the road van 2 51000km clutch is on its way out! LDV warranty only covers clutch up to 20000km. Here’s the kicker no LDV V80 clutches in Australia to repair it for another 2 weeks (mid to late May 2019) for van 1 and mid June 2019 for van 2! Every day it’s off the road costs us money and LDV does not offer replacement van on the V80, so our small family owned business is stuffed!!!
Do your research, I suggest quality not low price, they are cheap but crap and...I haven’t mentioned all the other minor issues. Steer clear if you own a small business!!!!!!! Just a quick update 03/02/2020 so Van 2 has its clutch gone at 78,000km LDV actually had a clutch in stock but no surprise no flywheel in Australia again, Van spent 3 weeks in the dealership awaiting on parts, got it back finally 3 hours later I was waiting on LDV Assist to jump start me as the battery carked it and SUPRISE SUPRISE not one parts shop or auto electrician stock batteries to suit the V80 so another week off the road and $360 later I’m back on the road but now back to van 1, really loud knocking sound in engine on idle, cracks in drivers door hinges so much so that the door is now catching on the quarter panel. These are the worst vans on the market and every warranty repair is a massive fight, Do yourselves a favour DO NOT BUY AN LDV!!!!!
Purchased in March 2018.
We have a LDV V80 2016 only done 9000 km. When you are driving auto goes to natural. Lose all gears have to stop and turn off the engine and restart again.
Very dangerous when on freeway. Anyone now why
Purchased in December 2016.
First person in Australia to turn the LDV80 into a refrigerated van!
I unfortunately thought buying 3 of these vehicles would be a cheaper entry into the market rather than purchasing the sprinter! What a mistake that was.
All three of my vehicles , 2 x v80 small wheel base plus the long wheel base high top were converted into refrigerated vehicles. I can not tell you how much I have spent on these vehicles with brackets from LDV cracking etc... not to mention the cruise control goes bananas after gaining speed! Trying 50 times to get into to reverse AS AN ABSOLUTE JOKE then getting it into A1 is sometimes e...ven harder.The after care from LDV ( i won't mention any names [name removed]) has been dreadful. I was told I was not really a fleet buyer purchasing 3! Maybe I would have got more attention buying 6-7 ( as if may small businesses could do that in one hit) I know for a fact I have not had one follow up call from LDV to see if I am still happy with there product or if they can help in any way. Its kinda funny because LDV wanted to feature me all over there social media once I had 3 vans converted to fridges to promote themselves. Now its gone sour Im just a figment of there imagination. Stay away from these shocking vehicles and I can for see so many issues with these new electric vehicles on the market. I'm sure you will get thee nice smile once you drive the vehicle off the forecourt then probably the finger as you are down the road. One last thing the brakes have failed on me many times whilst the van is in coasting mood, A1 just crawling. The A1 transmission overrides the brakes somehow??? A massive flaw in these original vehicles and I shall be taking this company to court about this issue.
Issue after Issue and pathetic after service
I bought 3 of these vehicles as I thought it was more financial viable rather than buying Mercedes sprinters.
I then decided to get them turned into refrigerated vehicles. LDV assured me that the bracket was suitable for the refrigerated kit. Oh how wrong was i to invest in this company. Terrible after service always making excuses. I have had the brakes fail on my drivers several times, the gears sometimes go in to reverse when its supposed to be in A1. Things fall off the seats. ( please be mindful all 3 vehicles were brand new ) I will shortly be contacting the Australian Consumer Law and try to get these vehicles returned. They have spent many days off the road and LDV couldn't care less that I was a fleet buyer.
Poor After Service
Bought my brand new V80 on the 21st of Dec 2017 only 5 weeks old and has already BROKEN DOWN, currently at the dealership waiting to find out if the part is in the country and have been told I will not be given a loan car regardless of how long it could take to be fixed or given how short of time I have had it!!!!
This transit was bought for my business and the reason I bought a new one that I wouldn't have these problems, well I was very very wrong!
I wasn't so mad about the fact it has broken down, these things happen but what I am so mad ...
Every 4 to 6 months stuck on the road with big mechanical issue
I bought LDV V80 Van from Steave Jarvin Burwood in June and within a 2 months was big issue from break and I stuck without Van for a week, lucky VAN was in warranty from Dealer so I save hips $$$$ but than again I stuck within a 4 months with big mechanical issue. I don't understand what kind of warranty LDV giving us for 100000 KMS. now dealers mechanic said, You have big mechanical issue so around $2000 to $3500 expense. I just bought this LDV V80 in June and in December I am having all this problems.
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Questions & Answers
Is it normal to hav slight lag between gears when in auto.i thought gear change wld b smoother.
Hi Tim . Thanks for your message and question. I am not sure as our van is manual and not auto . Regards Andrew.
2015 LDV v80 van wipers have stopped working where's the fuse location, thanks
Hi Andy ,
Thanks for your question . to answer your question on the right hand side down near where the lock is to unlock the doors there is a little shelf area, behind this area is where the interior fuses box area is . Also there is a fuse box in the engine bay area.
If you have a manual that came with your van it will have it mentioned in the manual .
Does anybody with a v80 AMT have issues with jolting sometimes when putting in reverse or drive when foot brake is released. Peter
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