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Bought a brand new 2014 Evoque from BUDD's Range Rover in Ontario... the issues started in the first week...

1. Gear shifter would go up and down multiple times and then stay in the down position when starting the vehicle. I would have to restart the vehicle at least three times before it would stay up.
I called the dealership and they said "unless it gets stuck down there is nothing we can do" - not impressed with this response

2. Check Coolant warning message would appear
I called the dealership again and they said "this is normal when it is cold outside, even if the vehicle is store in a garage..." once again, not impressed

3. Weird noise coming from the underside of the vehicle, sounds like a pump turning on and off constantly
This was my breaking point, I demanded to bring the car in for a check up this was just getting ridicules, I couldn't bring in the car right away as I was leaving for a business trip so I made the appointment for a week later when I would be in town.

The dealership sent someone to pick up my car, I explained to him the noise and asked him to drive it with the radio off and listen for the noise. He heard it almost instantly after leaving me.
Once at the dealership, the first issue was fixed by a software upgrade... why didn't they loaded the newest software on the car before selling it to me?!
The mechanic could not replicate the sound while on his test drive, so they decided to just return the vehicle to me. Well the same person who picked up my evoque was driving it back to me, and surprise surprise! He heard the sound again so phoned me and asked me what I wanted him to do, obviously I did not want it back if the issue wasn't fixed so back to the dealership it went. Well 5 days later and they believe they found and fixed the issue, apparently the hydraulic pump was missing a bushing and some piece was just bolted to the body of my vehicle.. apparently a mistake made at the factory.

Well sure enough, the next time I drove the vehicle I heard the sound again! this time I was not going to mess around so I recorded the noise, yes it is that loud that i could record it from my phone while driving! This happened on a Friday and they could not take my truck until Monday and what happened on Saturday?! Well the check engine light came on of course and while I was idling at a light the car would shake excessively. I had finally reached my destination and after having the car off for a few hours when I turned it back on the check engine light was off.

So Monday, it went back to the shop and it has been there over a week, the mechanics are stumped. They have no clue what is causing this noise. They have replaced the whole hydraulic pump and hose and the noise is still there, just not as loud (This is what they say, but I have not heard it for myself). Now we are waiting for "the engineers to come inspect the car" but they have to stop off in New York before arriving in Toronto.

They provided me with a loaner vehicle, a 2013 evoque that had 10,000km and guess what, the night headlights did not work! It was an interesting drive home on the why that I use that has no street lights! Thank god for the vehicle in front of me that I followed because all I had was the daytime running lights. The high beams did not work as well! So called the dealership again and they came and swapped the truck out for an LR2.

Like REALLY?! This car is 6 weeks old, and has been in the shop for 3 weeks. This is not OK?! Has anyone else had these issues? Is it normal that they have to fly someone in the figure out what is wrong with the car?

I'm really starting to regret buying a range rover, I know they are known to have issues but I just loved the Evoque so much and took the chance. I'm having buyers remorse... and I'm not paying what I pay a month for this vehicle to be driving a basic model 2011 LR2... not happy... not happy at all
 

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Ok first of all...Budd's?
Start documenting just in case you need to use the lemon law, do you have something similar in Canada?

So far I haven't seen anything on 2 forums like the pump noise you're describing. I think I saw something here on the shifter not coming up. Did you get a reduced engine performance message when it was on idling real rough?

My check engine light comes on intermittently & it's throwing a fuel pressure regulator code but it runs fine. Otherwise no issues at 32,000 miles.

Headlights are single element so if lows are out so are the highs.
 

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Sounds like it is time to get the home office of Land Rover involved, seeing as how you are having issues with how the dealer has responded as well as the vehicle itself. I mean, how you get a vehicle handed over without the latest updates is kind of startling to me.

The coolant issue sounds like that described in this thread, which again is a known issue that can be solved by the dealer.

also - have you registered on TOPIx and run your VIN to see if there are outstanding maintenance campaigns?
 

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Sorry to hear about your troubles! You should probably ask to talk to your local LR dealer's service manager about your troubles. Hopefully they can figure out what the issue is and fix it for good. If they can't, you can try to get your dealer to buy the Evoque back or see if you can force them under your local lemon laws.
 

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So turns out my vehicle is one in 4 that have this issue in north america that they are currently still trying to figure out what it is exactly causing this noise... crushed... at least they are providing me with a loaner vehicle at no cost until they figure it out. And then, depending on how long my car has been in the shop will be compensating me an unknown amount
 

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Glad to hear that your dealer and Land Rover are working to solve your problems. This is as it should be, but unfortunately, not always the case.

Please keep us posted as to what they find out. Hopefully it won't be anything serious.

Good luck!
 

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My 2014 has no issues so far, but I've only got 2500 miles.

There is an odd thing that happens however. Sometimes after I start the vehicle, the engine makes a very weird alien sound...like a robot voice. It's hard to explain, but it usually goes away after a couple minutes.
 

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Oh man... I am supposed to be taking delivery of my new Dynamic next week and reading about your troubles makes me nervous! I purchased from Grand Touring Autos in Toronto.

Sorry to hear all you've gone through. After paying $70k for a car, I would not want to own the one that has problems like this right off the bat, even if they fix it.
 

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Go here: Home | Safercar -- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Drill down and locate issues for your car. I've got a 2013 Dynamic (bought new) w/zero issues.

Also... your dealer is a POS.

BTW I got the "check fluid light" once and this is a known issue -- they have to check some bolts on the head that could be allowing coolant to seep into the head and get burnt as exhaust. Sorry I can't be more specific but will try to find last work order.
 

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So after 3 and a half weeks of the evoque being in the shop, they finally fixed it!
They replaced the hydraulic pump and front power transfer (front differential) and replaced two sensors, one oil temperature which caused the check engine light to turn on and one for the coolant system

Now i've only had it back for a day... we will see if the problems stop. I hope so
 

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My gear selector knob, comes up, then goes down. Sometimes it comes back up, or stays down! Have had it back at least 3 times, last time they even replaced the gear selector unit
still doing the same thing! Seems to happen on cold starts mostly. And get low battery warnings in nav window, when trying to play radio, with car not running, I think I have the charging issue problem also. Just don't know why my dealer can't figure this out, BTW LRCS is aware.
 

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I had the same problem with coolant levels being low. Took my car in for 10K mile service and they discovered a major engine problem. They ended up having to replace the whole top half of my engine due to internal leaks. I now have to take it back due to a whining sound during acceleration. I think they messed with my turbos.
 

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My gear selector knob, comes up, then goes down. Sometimes it comes back up, or stays down! Have had it back at least 3 times, last time they even replaced the gear selector unitstill doing the same thing! Seems to happen on cold starts mostly. And get low battery warnings in nav window, when trying to play radio, with car not running, I think I have the charging issue problem also. Just don't know why my dealer can't figure this out, BTW LRCS is aware.[/QUOTE

I think if you turn up the volume to high you will get a battery symbol when the motor isn't running.
 

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My shifter would do the same on my jag xf. They replaced the whole mech and it seemed to have gotten better but still happens from time to time. I fell like its a cold weather thing. I also felt that it was a brake relase thing as sometimes I would hit the brake a bit and there would be a tick coming from the gear shifter area. Possible that the release isn't working? This hasn't happened on the Evo yet. I also had the check engine issue. Sounded like a deisel engine. Brought in. They said it was an o2 sensor , they reflashed something and it seemed to fix the problem. Seems unrelated to your cel. I'm sorry your having so many problems with yours. There's nothing more frustrating than getting a call from the dealer after a few days and them saying they can't replicate the problem. I too have started to record things so it doesn't seem like in crazy. Good luck with the car. Hope they fix everything soon!
 

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Oh man... I am supposed to be taking delivery of my new Dynamic next week and reading about your troubles makes me nervous! I purchased from Grand Touring Autos in Toronto.

Sorry to hear all you've gone through. After paying $70k for a car, I would not want to own the one that has problems like this right off the bat, even if they fix it.
Wouldn't worry, I'm on my third Rover (Disco, LR3 and now Evoque) and maybe I've been lucky but have had very few issues with the exception of the Evoque's transmission. Yes that's a biggie but they did fix it under warranty. There is always the exception to the rule but overall they are well built cars. (IMO) And if you do have an issue most (won't say all) LR dealers are great about fixing things… again my experience.
 
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