Gear shift problems
LDV 80 purchased Feb 2016 so almost out of warranty. Gear selection very difficult. At times it shows A1 when it is actually in reverse. On 4 occasions almost crashed into vehicles behind me. Often cannot select reverse without altering from Auto to Manual. Also there is a light on the dash at far left supposed to alert that a clutch in the transmission is overheating. A buzzer sounds as well and it stops you putting the vehicle into gear. Have to wait about 5 minutes. PROBLEM is that it comes on after the vehicle has been sitting idle for 2...days over the weekend.so could not be overheated. Very poor service from Von Bibra on the Gold Coast and had to eventually complain to LDV directly who it seems have given Von Bibra a wake up call. They have had the vehicle since December 21 as I was going on holiday, booked to have the gears fixed on 27 and 28. NOTHING DONE!.BTW if you are doing your own servicing ( I am a mechanic) Repco has most of servicing items at a fraction of the price at LDV.
This vehicle drives really well in higher gears ( lots of Power ) . Bit noisy in lower gears. Cruise control works but is very basic, either on or off but adequate. Engine warning light comes on every now and then. Long loads ( up to 3.6m Timber etc ) can be extended under front seats. Front passenger seat can be removed to carry a longer load that won't fit under front seats. ( just remove the bolts in floor.) Can carry three passengers in front which is a bonus. Gear box can be manual or auto. though the gear box will over ride you...r gear selection in manual if it does not like your gear selection. Purchased as Demo with 60km on clock. Poor dealer back up. This vehicle has an idiosyncratic gear box that takes getting used to. This vehicle has never broken down or had any major problems. Take off is disabled ( i.e gear box disengages ) if your foot is not off the break fast enough .
Purchased for $22,000.00.
I am very happy with the mechanics of the vehicle however I have had numerous electrical faults
1. Radio has been replaced twice
2. Interior lights failed to turn off
3. Dash lights (speedo tachometer lights) Failed to turn on when the ignition is turned on. The first time was two weeks after I purchased the vehicle. Waiting to book in for the second time. As I rarely drive at night, I am looking at approximately 30hrs between failures.
The side mirror housing on both sides has been replaced.
Very disappointed in these faults, which detracts from an overall good vehicle.
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Questions & Answers
Ldv v80 2015 dash light not working when I turn on the headlight with keys,if I take of the key from ignition slot and turn on the headlight that time dash lights working.any solution.
Following your post. I would like an answer to this question. What yr is your van
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 .
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