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Tim in Scotland



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Nearside (UK cars!) bonnet catch not engaging properly

Guys I have noticed a lot of RRS's driving round recently with the near side bonnet catch not properly engaged.
Sign from behind the wheel is the left front edge of the bonnet (looking from inside the car) "fluttering" and lifting at speeds over 50ish and when going over bumps. It seems that LR have returned to fitting poorly adjusted bonnet catches as I wrote to Autocar about this when I first had my TDv6 and they had been road testing their S/C at high speed on the 'ring and had the bonnet lift at 100+mph.
The dealer needs to adjust the catch but in the mean time to avoid a visit to the workshop outwith a normal service then you must SLAM the bonnet shut quite hard. Embarassed Embarassed it happened to me last week - had done the weekly underbonnet checks and obviously had not slammed the bonnet down hard enough as I had to pull over onto the hard shoulder of the motorway to lean heavily on the nearside corner until it had clicked shut.

FYI, the bonnet shouldn't fly open at speed even if it isn't fully down - it will still be held on the safety catch, but it is unnerving for the front seat passenger to see their side of the bonnet lifting 2-3cms in the breeze! 2015MY Corris Grey SDv6 HSE Dynamic, preceeded by a 2.7SE RRS, a 3.6TDv8 RRS, several FFRR's and 2 Evoques.
Also in my garage is a 1996 TDi300 Defender 90 County HT made into a fake CSW.... my fun car to enjoy bashing and denting 20 years old and still giving loads of fun

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Tim in Scotland



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I've noticed a lot of RRS with the flappy bonnet - I closed them on 3 RRS's parked at Gleneagles Hotel on Tuesday. Hope I wasn't picked up on the hotel's CCTV! At least my car was still there after my 3hours and 60 for 3 for afternoon tea! 2015MY Corris Grey SDv6 HSE Dynamic, preceeded by a 2.7SE RRS, a 3.6TDv8 RRS, several FFRR's and 2 Evoques.
Also in my garage is a 1996 TDi300 Defender 90 County HT made into a fake CSW.... my fun car to enjoy bashing and denting 20 years old and still giving loads of fun

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Used to happen to mine a lot - the bonnet never seemed to close "flat" leading to a lot of pushing and shoving to get the damn thing latched Rolling Eyes 

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Tim in Scotland



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The only way to close it fully and know it's fully closed is to appear to being cruel to it and slam it hard................................ 2015MY Corris Grey SDv6 HSE Dynamic, preceeded by a 2.7SE RRS, a 3.6TDv8 RRS, several FFRR's and 2 Evoques.
Also in my garage is a 1996 TDi300 Defender 90 County HT made into a fake CSW.... my fun car to enjoy bashing and denting 20 years old and still giving loads of fun

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Funnily enough Ive had that 3 times now with mine Tim but thought it was just me no closing it right but Im sure it WAS closed the other day yet today when washing it I noticed it was up again so maybe it isnt holding unless it gets a serious bang closed. I'll keep an eye on it. Cheers for the info Tim. Current, M135i in Estoril Blue with more extras than the cast of Ben Hur.

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tonyindarwen



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I have had the same problem but I seemed to of found the solution!

Close the bonnet slowly and ensure that the nearside catch (the dodgy one!) latches first and the push in the center.

Hey presto! Both are secure!!!

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Brian



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Scotland 2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

Had the same thing with mine and had to slam the bonnet hard to close it.

Then I found that the operating lever in the passenger footwell wasn't returning to it's 'home' position when released. I've got into the habit of checking it when the bonnet won't close properly and pushing it back into it's closed position.

This seems to have solved the problem - - - for now! Cheers
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Had this happen with mine yesterday driving up the M5. Thought I was seeing things at first.

Took a very hard slam to get it to shut properly.

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