First and last time I take my car there for a service!!! How's the windscreen to plenum fit? I absolutely love my disco but Land Rover themselves are much to be desired considering Toyota are going through a rough patch and also the current climate you would think they would be going out of there way to keep customers happy. Check the battery and see if the installer indicated the month and year it was installed. If so this will give you an idea of how old it is at least. Have the dealer check the complete charging system as this is a warranty item. First try to disconnect the battery, wait several minutes reconnect then drive car making at least on full circle. I was not very happy to see that when i came out the next day there was a lot of water in my car.
With a scan device, the technician will get codes that give him or her an idea of the problem and can troubleshoot from the information that is provided. Actually, I believe that is a general transmission or suspension fault. The parking brake never actually applied itself in these previous incidents or yesterdays incident. A hard right fast turn will sometimes cause the electrical problems to start. You need to drop the front left wheelarch liner, and pull the plugs and check for corrosion on the pins.
I got the car back and I was not getting any more crazy messages and stuff like that. This time they said that they had found a fault with the throttle body and that that was the reason for the lack of power. If you had a Faultmate it would tell you exactly what is failing, but without it you'll need to carefully check for clues. Thanks for all the help thus far. Doesn't always go down well on here, but they fall over themselves to be helpful.
I am at my wits end as to what to do. When you engage the gearbox in drive, the vehicle will automatically select the gear that is most appropriate. Rev counter, Speedo bouncing around, all fault lights illuminating, F4 fault mines automatic limp mode. I was in lo range when this occured and was unable to shift into high range. One day it said 12, today it said 8, and then a few minutes ago it said 7. The screws are different lengths, the long one is used on the passenger side of battery and the shorter one is used on the driver side of battery. Most of the time, stopping for a couple of minutes, especially taking the key out of the ignition so that the computer fully shuts down after a couple of minutes, will at least, temporarily solve the problem.
Also keep an eye on your battery voltage as you may have an alternator on the way out - more correctly, a weak regulator but the solution is a new alternator so. The clock-like icon indicates the days to your next service or past your next service, if the number is preceded by a minus sign , usually followed by the miles. I again was not impressed by the service. And yes, land-rover main dealers are useless. Tried changing out light bulbs. He is at a loss as to what is causing the problem.
However, if the battery is not the issue there could be a wide range of potential problems from other power-related components like the alternator to issues with the transmission and braking system. You risk major, expensive mechanical failures by taking your vehicle to anyone other than an expert. Gauges started going mental as well. After reading all these threads. It's the only time I've ever considered getting rid of it. . Thanks for the info; I'll keep an eye out on the voltage.
Trevor, I wouldnt be surprised if it is getting wet or has gotten wet. All of our programs rely heavily on the computers to manage the overall system. Which light is coming on? Getting your battery tested is a good start. Has anyone else experienced this type of failure? This is known as a hard reset. Googled the battery and found an actual Interstate franchise store nearby where they tested my battery for free this morning.
The unreliability of the car was soul destroying. Parking Brake Faults: This is another common error and can be caused by a bad battery. Fitted it today and it almost started but wont fire up. When all is said and done, it is no wonder that in the wilds of Africa, they still prefer the Defenders, with all their mechanical stuff, which is actually easier to fix than the electronics! You need to drop the front left wheelarch liner, and pull the plugs and check for corrosion on the pins. Mechanic said it was listing muliplr fault codes all relating to air intake. I remember going down the motorway at around 60mph when it started playing up, the gearbox then went into limp mode and slammed itself into fourth, which made my pants very brown. I believe mine is down to a bad circuit board, that in certain conditions shorted out.