Was in love up to 65K miles - needs new engine
December 2, 2018
I truly love this vehicle, and I am so disappointed to be yet another owner feeding into the perception that Range Rovers are garbage, but here I am.
I religiously serviced the vehicle and treated it well. At 65K miles, everything started going downhill. I ignored the odd electrical malfunctions such as the interior lights randomly turning on and off, the stereo not working until I restarted the car, etc. Then the first major repair became necessary. For 2K, I had to replace a shredded gear that i was told should be shredded normally at 65K miles. I replaced it. Then my rear light went out, which is not big deal and happens to any vehicle, but since it is LED, the whole unit had to be replaced at $700. Again, I just wrote it off as part of owning a luxury vehicle.
However, now at 70K miles, I chug chug chugged to the dealership to figure out why I had no power any longer, and I am now told I need a whole new engine. They are unable to offer me an explanation as to how this could happen at just 70K miles. The fourth cylinder has no compression, and I guess this means the only fix is a brand new engine estimated at 10 to 15K. For a vehicle with only 70K miles on it.
I have done some research and have found quite a few stories such as mine. I'm super bummed that it ended up being a piece of crap, as is the stereotype. I thought I would be a Range Rover customer for life, but... never again, sadly.