Common Problems and Fixes – New Range Rover Sport L494

New Range Rover Sport L494 common faults

As well as costs to repair are described below, for further advice on the following issues phone our service department on 01772 299811
or email
service@kmotors.co.uk
Range Rover Sport vehicles are well known for using up brake discs and pads due their high power and weight. If low pads are spotted early before any damage is caused to the disc then just the pads can be changed. If brake pads have worn low and scored the discs then it is advisable to change both for optimum performance.

The average life of brake discs is around 32,000 miles after this they are considered too thin and will have a lip around the edge where just fitting new pads will take too long to bed in and most likely cause a squealing sound each time you apply the brakes. Generally once the warning light has come on it is too late and discs will need to be changed. Once upon a time you could take your car to any garage to service the brakes but the Range Rover Sport L494 brake calipers are controlled by the ECU and require the latest specialist diagnostic equipment to be able to retract the pistons so that pads can be replaced.
Replacement Pads and Sensor Wires – Front – Per Axle Set – Fitted – £175 inc. VAT
Replacement Pads and Sensor Wires – Rear – Per Axle Set – Fitted – £170 inc. VAT
Replacement Discs, Pads and Sensor Wires – Front – Per Axle Set – Fitted – £380 inc. VAT
Replacement Discs, Pads and Sensor Wires – Rear – Per Axle Set – Fitted – £330 inc. VAT

The above prices are for vehicles with standard front brakes, for vehicles fitted with the performance Brembo brake calipers see prices below. The Brembo calipers are alloy and have steel pins that hold the brake pads in place, over time as the steel corrodes it expands in the alloy caliper and they become extremely difficult to remove, on occasion impossible without damaging the caliper. With a replacement Brembo calipers costing £710 each we strongly advise replacing the retaining pins everytime the brake pads are changed.
Replacement Pads, Retaining Pins and Sensor Wires – Front – Per Axle Set – Fitted – £325 inc. VAT
Replacement Discs, Pads, Retaining Pins and Sensor Wires – Front – Per Axle Set – Fitted – £480 inc. VAT

Range Rover Sport L494 – Door Lock Replacement

As with most vehicles in the Land Rover range the door latches are prone to failing, you may find that you cannot lock the vehicle or have activated the central locking but you are still able to open one of the doors. As all the parts of the mechanism are now in one sealed unit the complete latch will need replacing.
To Replace Door Latch Mechanism (Genuine LR) – £285 inc. VAT

All prices include parts, fitting and VAT.
*Parts prices may vary depending on vehicle specification and availability*

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