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steve0



Member Since: 24 May 2014
Location: Sydney
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Australia 2012 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Lux Santorini Black
New Owner, and a few questions

Hi Guys

I am a first time owner of a 2012 RRS which i picked up about a month ago.

Had an x5 years ago, and don't miss it !

its the TT v6 diesel luxury pack, with roof and reverse camera options as well as tints and mats.

the car came with 28000km on it, one owner and full logbooks etc...general condition is 8.5/10 but i have noticed a few things over the last few weeks and i am am about to book it in to be looked at because i am worried it may start to cause grief.

if anyone has any advice on the following, it will be valued;

1. Stereo controls on the steering wheel do not always respond- is this a common problem?

2. Sometimes when I start the car, it (the computer( says its raising the suspension but its not and i have not pressed the button to do so. is this a common problem or anything to worry bout?

3. I cant get the mirrors to fold in ( they tried to tell me this was an option) and some twit has already clipped the drivers one ( ever so slightly). I don't want to end up with a mirror torn off by someone in a car park. From what i have read this should work when you hold both buttons down (L+R) on the mirror controls ...but it doesn't work.

4. no front parking sensors - which redbook says are standard in the luxury pack

everything else seems fine and these things are all electrical....Dont get me wrong i love my new car, it drives great, is easy on the fuel ( when i behave) and is one of those car a man just wants to drive. I just want to do what i can to keep it well maintained and deal with any issues that do pop up correctly.

been lurking for here for the last month but only just signed up, great forum and thanks in advance for your advice.

Steve.

Post #425125 Sat May 24 2014 1:49am
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Barryp



Member Since: 05 Nov 2011
Location: Sydney
Posts: 167

Australia 2011 Range Rover Sport SDV6 SE Fuji White

Look up your VIN on Land Rover Topix (an LR web site) and you should be able to check what options were fitted/specified in the new vehicle build from LR.
Otherwise ask the dealer for the Topix printout for your VIN number.
It also tells you about any recalls for your VIN.
I also have an X5 and prefer the Sport!
Regards
Barry 2011 Range Rover Sport SDV6 Fuji White
2010 TRAKKA Motorhome Fiat Ducato GONE (What a dud, don't buy one)
2006 Discovery 3 SE TDV6 Automatic Chawton White/Ebony. Loved but GONE
2006 BMW X5 diesel White/Charcoal, Bought new, still have it, no issues so far!
Ex Member Range Rover Club NSW

Post #425137 Sat May 24 2014 7:47am
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steve0



Member Since: 24 May 2014
Location: Sydney
Posts: 7

Australia 2012 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Lux Santorini Black

thank you Barry, thats what i was after...now to decipher the results

Vehicle features

Series: 3.0 DIESEL SERIES
CAB style: 4 DOOR ESTATE
Drive: 4 WHL R/H FULL TIME DRIVE
Transmission: 6 SPD AUTO TRANS ZF 6HP28
Engine: 3.0L 24V DOHC V6 TC DSL
Colour: SUMATRA BLACK
Trim: INTERIOR DK BRWN ANIGRE PACK

LESS SALES BADGE
PORTABLE AUDIO CONNECTION-FIA
UPPER DOOR SILL CAP-PVC
OPTIKOOL GLASS
INT EBONY CARPET-LR
IVORY HEADLINER
HI LINE AUDIO SYSTEM
LESS TRAFFIC MESSAGE CHANNEL
AUTO HEADLAMPS-FOLLOW ME HOME
SOLIHULL ASSEMBLY (UK)
RAIN SENSOR-WINDSCREEN MOUNTED
HEADLAMP POWER WASH
LESS AUTO DIPPING MIRROR SYS
REAR THROW IN CARPET FLR MATS
FLOOR MATS-FRT DELUXE CARPET
PWR TILT/SLIDE SUN ROOF
ENGINE & TRANS BOX UNDERTRAYS
DUAL POWER/HEATED MIRRORS does this mean they wont fold in????
ELECTROCHROMIC INSIDE MIRROR
SPARE WHEEL-CONVENTIONAL ALLOY
PERSONAL TELEPHONE INTEGRATION
PVC DOOR ARMREST
VOICE ACTIVATED CONTROLS
SUNVISOR,DUAL-PASS ILLUM
GRILLE-DARK ATLAS
FRT FENEDR GILL- DARK ATLAS
ENGINE TORQUE-600 NEWTON METRE
FRT SEAT ARMREST-FULLY ADJUST.
I/P FAC CONTR-EBONY BLACK
OPEN STYLE REAR AXLE-STD DIFF
CARGO AREA COVER

LESS DRESS UP RSO
CD HOLDER-CONSOLE
I/P DISPLAY LANG STRIP-ENGLISH
SPECIAL VALUE PACK E
WHEEL ARCH MOLDINGS
MANUAL SPEED CONTROL
SEAT BELT WARNING BUZZER/LAMP
STEERING WHEEL-LEATHER WRAPPED
CONSOLE TOP PLATE - EBONY
DOOR ARMREST - EBONY
LEATHER GEAR SHIFT KNOB
GOODYEAR TIRE VENDOR
AUTOMATIC GEARSHIFT
CCR HEADLINING
AUSTRALIA OWNER HANDBK PKG
KPH SPEEDOMETER
EURO STAGE 4 EMISSIONS
CONSOLE-WITH CLOSED BIN
LESS INTERIOR SCANNING ALARM
LESS SECONDARY SECURITY SYSTEM
AUSTRALIA
REVERSE PARKING AID
FOUR CORNER AIR SUSPENSION
AUTOMATIC HEADLAMP LEVELING
12N 7PIN ELEC SOCKET/HARNESS
REAR VIEW CAMERA-FIXED
NON LOCKING LUG NUTS
RR SEAT-60/40 FOLD W/SKI HATCH
TRIP COMPUTER
LESS ACE SUSPENSION
CCR CHASSIS FRAME
TAILGATE APPLIQUE-DARK ATLAS
NORMAL TEMP ZONES
LUNAR CONTRAST STITCHING
TAILGATE-POWERED ONE PIECE
DRV/PASS ELECT FRT SEAT ADJ
LESS SEAT TEMP CONTROL
DIESEL FUEL CAPABILITY
LMB ADJ - MECHANICAL DRV/PASS
STRG COL-MAN TILT/REACH ADJUST
XENON HEADLAMPS
ATC AIR CONDITIONING
TOW HITCH RECEIVER NAS
CORNERING LAMPS
BONNET LOCK
LESS DVD SCREEN
LESS DVD PLAYER
FRONT FOG LAMPS
FLOORWELL LIGHTS
ANALOGUE AUDIO BROADCAST
KEYLESS START
NAVIGATION CENTER - ROW 2
AMBIENT LIGHTING-INTERIOR
FRT WHEEL ARCH LINER
PVC FACIA
19" PAINTED L320
REMOTE ICE CONTROLS
FRESH AIR HEATER
CCR FRONT BUMPERS
CCR DOOR CASING
CCR REAR BUMPERS
CCR COCKPIT
DVD/FUEL ACTUATOR ACCESS DOOR
CCR CENTRE CONSOLE
CCR SEATS
255/50 R19 A/T
less...

i tried googling the ones marked in bold but am not having a lot of luck....if someone could shed some light on what these ones mean, i would be grateful.

Post #425153 Sat May 24 2014 12:45pm
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hunter



Member Since: 22 Sep 2013
Location: Ilkeston
Posts: 292

United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HST Stornoway Grey

Head lamps stay on for a little while after you have turned car off to illuminate your walk after you get out
Power mirrors...electrically adjusted
Remote In car entertainment controls (steering wheel) Gone but not forgotten, 2005 RRS SC first edition, BMW 2010 Z4,TVR Tamora, TVR Cerb, MERC SL 55 AMG, E46 M3, Z4, Jag S type R, Skyline R33 GTR 640 bhp, Evo FQ 400, L322 RR, X5, Lotus Esprit V8 twin turbo, Lotus Elise 135r, Nissan Murano, Honda S2000, 911, Boxster s...and a few more

Post #425156 Sat May 24 2014 1:57pm
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Barryp



Member Since: 05 Nov 2011
Location: Sydney
Posts: 167

Australia 2011 Range Rover Sport SDV6 SE Fuji White

Re your question on folding mirrors, mine are electrically adjustable and heated but no auto fold.
In a tight spot I just hop out and manually fold back, a pain but the only way.
Regards
Barry 2011 Range Rover Sport SDV6 Fuji White
2010 TRAKKA Motorhome Fiat Ducato GONE (What a dud, don't buy one)
2006 Discovery 3 SE TDV6 Automatic Chawton White/Ebony. Loved but GONE
2006 BMW X5 diesel White/Charcoal, Bought new, still have it, no issues so far!
Ex Member Range Rover Club NSW

Post #425184 Sat May 24 2014 8:31pm
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steve0



Member Since: 24 May 2014
Location: Sydney
Posts: 7

Australia 2012 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Lux Santorini Black

thanks a bunch guys, all my questions are answered and i will drop it off for a 6 month service check on Monday so they can check the breaks and fix the ICE issues etc... I will see if they can retro fit that folding mirror option when i am there because the last time i lost a mirror it was something obscene to replace it and I don't want to be in that position again.

Post #425189 Sat May 24 2014 10:27pm
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Barryp



Member Since: 05 Nov 2011
Location: Sydney
Posts: 167

Australia 2011 Range Rover Sport SDV6 SE Fuji White

Steve,
I should have added that a problem with the LR drivers handbook is that it covers all options without disclosing which ones may not be fitted to your vehicle, can be very confusing when they tell you to push button X and you find it doesn't exist on your vehicle or else doesn't carry out the function described.
I got used to this when I first got my Discovery 3 a few years ago.
Regards
Barry 2011 Range Rover Sport SDV6 Fuji White
2010 TRAKKA Motorhome Fiat Ducato GONE (What a dud, don't buy one)
2006 Discovery 3 SE TDV6 Automatic Chawton White/Ebony. Loved but GONE
2006 BMW X5 diesel White/Charcoal, Bought new, still have it, no issues so far!
Ex Member Range Rover Club NSW

Post #425198 Sun May 25 2014 4:40am
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steve0



Member Since: 24 May 2014
Location: Sydney
Posts: 7

Australia 2012 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Lux Santorini Black

well got it serviced today and was only charged for new break pads.

they did replace some sort of coupler behind the steering wheel column which they said was the root cause of the ICE issues but its still got factory cover so its all good. they said its a known issue with that year model.

I did ask for a price on getting the mirrors upgraded to auto fold in but they said its a factory only option Sad

thanks again for the advice.

Post #425290 Mon May 26 2014 12:55pm
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garrycol



Member Since: 30 Nov 2010
Location: Canberra
Posts: 675

Australia 

Why did you need brake pads - I guess you only have about 35,000km or less on it by now so these should not have needed replacement.

Garry 07MY RRS TDV6
Arctic Frost
Aspen Interior

Post #425293 Mon May 26 2014 2:13pm
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steve0



Member Since: 24 May 2014
Location: Sydney
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Australia 2012 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Lux Santorini Black

i suspect they lied to me....which is why we call them stealerships Sad

Post #425360 Tue May 27 2014 8:59am
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garrycol



Member Since: 30 Nov 2010
Location: Canberra
Posts: 675

Australia 

Yep - I got my car with 38,000km and at each service, standard advice was pads and disks need replacing - I replaced the pads at 70,000km and they were only 2/3 worn and the disks were only 1/3 worn and they stayed on.

They tell porkies all the time. 07MY RRS TDV6
Arctic Frost
Aspen Interior

Post #425373 Tue May 27 2014 10:49am
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steve0



Member Since: 24 May 2014
Location: Sydney
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Australia 2012 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Lux Santorini Black

thats the last cent they see from me then.

I was under the impression these things can and do chew breaks but what you are telling me is they are good for a very long time......so i assumed he was telling me the truth but now i am not so sure.


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Post #425375 Tue May 27 2014 11:21am
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Barryp



Member Since: 05 Nov 2011
Location: Sydney
Posts: 167

Australia 2011 Range Rover Sport SDV6 SE Fuji White

Steve,
A lot depends on how hard it was driven before you got it!
Regards
Barry 2011 Range Rover Sport SDV6 Fuji White
2010 TRAKKA Motorhome Fiat Ducato GONE (What a dud, don't buy one)
2006 Discovery 3 SE TDV6 Automatic Chawton White/Ebony. Loved but GONE
2006 BMW X5 diesel White/Charcoal, Bought new, still have it, no issues so far!
Ex Member Range Rover Club NSW

Post #425434 Tue May 27 2014 8:38pm
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steve0



Member Since: 24 May 2014
Location: Sydney
Posts: 7

Australia 2012 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Lux Santorini Black

sent it back from its second warranty fix the other week...and they scratched it when fixing it so its going back again to be touched up!


thankfully its under factory warranty or i would be really upset about now.

Post #431713 Sun Jul 27 2014 6:54am
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Zilch



Member Since: 20 Mar 2006
Location: Currently Hong Kong, sometimes Sydney, Whitsundays or occasionally sunny Buckinghamshire
Posts: 2692

Australia 2010 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Fuji White

Steve there are quite a few Land Rover type people meeting up in October for an off road weekend the other side
of the Blue Mountains near Lithgow, Lake Lyell to be precise, JimmySalsa and myself are there, as well as a
horde of D3/4 owners, check out the aulro.com D3/D4/RRS forum. Interested ? like to see what our vehicle is
capable of?? If yes why not register and come along.. Thumbs Up

http://www.aulro.com/afvb/d3-d4-rrs/202679...aug-2.html Another Pommie Bar Steward down under

3.0 TDv6 Fuji/Ebony/Anigre, locking Diff thingy, Towpack, sunroof, rear camera, high beam annoyance and a very brand new $25 Supercheap Auto cargo net... plus.. wait for it.. OL bull bar, winch, lightforce driving lights, LR raised intake/snorkel, bash plates, rock sliders and step out protection bars.. ATR tyres.. Hibernating.....

2.7 RRS TDv6, Zermatt/Ebony GONE.AGES AGO.....

Post #433855 Thu Aug 21 2014 9:13am
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