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post #1 of 4 Old 01-24-2019, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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Slow acceleration / loss of power

I have something to try....
I turned off the anti-skid feature (right most button) and it "seems" to help. I did this every drive since Tuesday PM and it seemed to really change the acceleration profile. Take note of where you have the hesitation problem, then turn off anti-skid and then repeat the offending maneuver.

Let everyone know if you see a difference.

In the upper midwest US, we have quite a bit of snow and ice, a couple of times the anti-skid kicked in and it dawned on me that it behaved almost the same - so I am trying an experiment on that mode.

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"anti skid" ?????


I think that you are referring to the DYNAMIC STABILITY CONTROL


Read the warning in the manual


The vehicle's stability and safety may be reduced by inappropriately disabling the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) system. The result can be a vehicle crash, potentially leading to serious injury or death.
Switching the DSC system off reduces the level of traction control intervention and may lead to an increase in wheel spin.
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Success........................................... ............................!
I've been turning off the DSC (anti-skid) function since last Tuesday (January 22).
This has really changed the performance for me.
The Slow acceleration / loss of power problem is gone, except briefly when -20F and the car is cold, so I don't count that.
This made a major improvement to the acceleration problem so many are experiencing / describing.
I personally have no problem with turning DSC off. But the decision is yours based on your comfort level.

I will try to explain the effect next time I'm in (probably in a month or so) for the yearly service.
I don't know if they will do anything, I'm sorry to say as no one in LR has engaged on this yet. But I will try.

Given this was an experiment, I am very surprised that this worked for me as well as it did.
This tells me it's most likely not the transmission, but the software / code that controls these functions.

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Hi I have 66 plate landrover Discovery Sport HSE
Has anyone else had issues with the DPF mine went in 3 weeks ago with it as the yellow light came on and went straight to RED they took it on x2 extended road trips and changed some settings ? yesterday to my dismay I was planning on taking the boat out went out to get Fuel for it and again Yellow light comes on and goes direct to red giving me no chance to re gen. AA came out and said there are two faults that they cant clear one was malfunction with the DPF pressure sensor and the other was related to that too I had only done 156 miles since getting it back, Just wondered if many people have had the same problem?
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