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post #1 of 12 Old 08-13-2018, 09:32 AM Thread Starter
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Coolant Level Warning...common?

Hi All,

Yesterday I was driving and got a coolant level low indicator warning. I checked the coolant and it is indeed low (below the minimum). I looked all over the car and I don't see any sort of leak. There are no drips, sprays etc. in the engine bay, or under the car. I've never had a car need coolant without a leak. Is it common for a Land Rover to need coolant to be added after 30,000kms? It seems odd to me.

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Yes, with the heat wave lately, this is normal to top off coolant fluid.

Had to do that with my BMW last week as well.

Now if it started needing to be topped off more than a month, then I'd worry...

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It was a leak. The car has now been towed to the dealership to be fixed. Sad really, as the car is pretty new, and this is the 4th time I've had to have it in for some sort of non-normal service.
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Thanks for the reply! Appreciate it!
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My 2018 Sport has under 9K miles and the low coolant light came on today. I was about 5 mins. away from home. I checked the level when the car cooled down, the fluid is below the minimum level line. I'll need to get it towed to the dealer and try to arrange for a loaner car for the weekend. This is very frustrating to have non-normal issue already in a car that is 7 months old.
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Add some water to bring it up above the min level and it should clear itself. If the level drops again then phone the dealer.
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That happened last year on my 2016 DS. Turned out to be a slow leak from the water pump. Replaced under warranty the next week.
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6 times in the shop in 10 months for coolant issues

I purchased a 2018 Discovery Sport December of last year (2018). Within the first week the coolant light came on. I called my sales man and he had me swing by. The service manager added water to make the sensor turn off. A few weeks later the light came on again. I took it back and they again added water and told me "evaporation was normal". A few more weeks goes by and the light turns on again! I book an official service appointment and they kept it for a few days only to tell me they found no issues. Another month goes by and the light comes on again. They keep it a few days again then say nothing was found, but that they put dye in the coolant to see if there is a leak they couldn't detect. I think this was a bunch of bull because coolant is already colored. Of course a few weeks later the light comes on again, so I took it to a different dealership. They keep it three days again and said they found a small leak. Everything went great for about 5 months when the light came on again. I took it to the last dealer and they again said there was no problem found, it's been hot and I just need to add water. In my 24 years of driving/owning cars I have NEVER had to add coolant to a car. They tried to tell me that the sensor is in a bad location and that driving on a hill could set off the sensor. That's CRAP! I live in Columbus Ohio, not the hills of West Virginia and even if I did live in the hills I still don't think the sensor should be set off every few months. This is not normal.
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AWeiss seems very lucky. In the 55 years I have been driving I have had to add coolant to everyone of my cars. Only a very few because of leaks. If work is done on the coolant system it sometimes takes weeks to have all the air trapped in the system work it's way out. On the Disco after over a year of driving the low water light came on and I added maybe 200cc of water and nothing in the last 3 years.



Not sure about the Hills of West Virginia but I never have problems with the sensor in the Rockies and the dealer probably is wrong there.
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It looks like electronic system of Land Rover Discovery Sport is very poor designed. I got 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport and engine maintenance light constantly coming up , took it 6 times to garage and no one knows what it is? Garage replaced 3 parts and the same problem.
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