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I have a 2016 Disco Sport HSE Lux which I have owned from new. Bought from and serviced by Hunters (Inchcape) in Guildford. 40,000 miles on the clock. On Tuesday, 50 yards from home the engine sounded terrible, so I pulled over. The AA attended and said we had run out of oil, but no warning light as ever shown. 2 litres of oil later, we started up the car and drove it 250 meters, before it entered 'limp' mode with a red engine light. However the engine did not sound particularly bad. This was the first warning light that came up.

The car was towed to Inchapce, who called me on Friday to say the oil pump was blocked (?eh?), the engine was a write off, and the problems had extended to the turbo as well. The estimated repair cost - £17,500! For a car that is 3 yrs and 10 months old. At their hourly labour rate of just under £200 per hour, it doesn't take long to rack up a huge bill. Their comment was, 'these things just happen" .

I appreciate the warranty has expired, but I would not expect the car to suffer fatal mechanical damage, at this stage in life, and certainly not without a warning light even showing up.

Is this something LandRover should be dealing with?
Should Inchcap share any responsibility for this as it has been serviced at every call up, which as you will know, is pretty often?
Is an oil pump blockage even a real thing??

Advice sought please.

Many thanks
Rupert
 

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How out of date is the warranty? If you took the vehicle to your regular maintenance depot I'm sure they'll work with you on cost if the warranty is 6 months or less expired. That's been my experience, anyway (with another vehicle, not the DS).
 

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Hi Rupert

Guess what - we have had exactly the same fault and it needs a new engine!!!

Where have you got to with things?

Neville
 

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How out of date is the warranty? If you took the vehicle to your regular maintenance depot I'm sure they'll work with you on cost if the warranty is 6 months or less expired. That's been my experience, anyway (with another vehicle, not the DS).
About 4 months out of warranty. No happy at all with Landrover.
 

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We've just had the exact same thing too on a 2015 Discovery Sport. Dash advised "Oil Critically Low" and then about 250m later engine failed. Diagnosis was a complete engine replacement at £12.5k.

Have any of you managed to claim any compensation through Jaguar Landrover? I just don't have many £12.5k cheque's kicking around.
 

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We've just had the exact same thing too on a 2015 Discovery Sport. Dash advised "Oil Critically Low" and then about 250m later engine failed. Diagnosis was a complete engine replacement at £12.5k.

Have any of you managed to claim any compensation through Jaguar Landrover? I just don't have many £12.5k cheque's kicking around.

If I had a message saying oil level was critically low, I may have not driven the car.
 

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I have a 2016 Disco Sport HSE Lux which I have owned from new. Bought from and serviced by Hunters (Inchcape) in Guildford. 40,000 miles on the clock. On Tuesday, 50 yards from home the engine sounded terrible, so I pulled over. The AA attended and said we had run out of oil, but no warning light as ever shown. 2 litres of oil later, we started up the car and drove it 250 meters, before it entered 'limp' mode with a red engine light. However the engine did not sound particularly bad. This was the first warning light that came up.

The car was towed to Inchapce, who called me on Friday to say the oil pump was blocked (?eh?), the engine was a write off, and the problems had extended to the turbo as well. The estimated repair cost - £17,500! For a car that is 3 yrs and 10 months old. At their hourly labour rate of just under £200 per hour, it doesn't take long to rack up a huge bill. Their comment was, 'these things just happen" .

I appreciate the warranty has expired, but I would not expect the car to suffer fatal mechanical damage, at this stage in life, and certainly not without a warning light even showing up.

Is this something LandRover should be dealing with?
Should Inchcap share any responsibility for this as it has been serviced at every call up, which as you will know, is pretty often?
Is an oil pump blockage even a real thing??

Advice sought please.

Many thanks
Rupert

Hi, I've got the 3 litre Diesel engine in my Disco 4. My oil pump failed at 100,000 miles and wrote the engine off. I got a re con engine fitted. That last another 60,000 miles and has then failed. So the car is now on its third engine. I love the car but this is crazy. No oil warning light has ever come on and Land Rover said the same to me. You have to check the oil electronically by scrolling through the service menu.

I have had cars for over 30 years and never had a car that doesn't have an oil warning light. Land Rover are taking the piss really. I'll replace it soon with a Mercedes like my wife has. No problems with the GLS in 9 years and 150,000 miles of driving those.
 

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I have the same issue, the oil critically low light came up and a few hundred yards later the engine went, it is our second engine, first one went at two years, second at four and a half years. I am hoping LR will cover the cost, the warranty was six months out.
 

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Curious to how much oil the engine was using between oil changes, and did the level drop quickly since the last time oil was checked?
 

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We've just had the exact same thing too on a 2015 Discovery Sport. Dash advised "Oil Critically Low" and then about 250m later engine failed. Diagnosis was a complete engine replacement at £12.5k.

Have any of you managed to claim any compensation through Jaguar Landrover? I just don't have many £12.5k cheque's kicking around.
 

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This exact same thing has happened to me this weekend, less than 5 years old, 78,000 miles on clock, engine oil critically low light came on, four miles down the road bought engine oil and filled up. light stayed on after resumed driving, got home in ‘limp‘ mode, garage has said up to £13,000 for new engine. How can you have less than 5 minutes from light going on to car being destroyed? Not sure what to do now.
 

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Ask about cost of a rebuild from independent garage, or cost for an engine from a wrecked vehicle.

For the rest of us,,, check the oil level at least every second fuel up. Carry a spare litre of oil with you.
 
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