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My disco sport fully maintained by Land Rover just packed up at 60 mph and came to a halt stuck in drIve and had to be recovered By Land Rover assistance. Still technically under warranty-but Land Rover local garage need to strip engine first to fully diagnose problem but are saying new engine needed As timing chain seems to have snapped.Am most unhappy and without car.
what do you all think and any one else suffered this
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Don't think I've ever heard of a chain breaking...you may just be unlucky with this, possibly a faulty chain. You would normally get rattling if the chain or guides were wearing badly. Certainly shouldn't be an issue on a vehicle with low miles.
 

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LR agreed anew engine as bores beyond repair together with the other issues, I agree very unusual as I have had two previous LR’s doing over 100,000 miles in each with no troubles.
 

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Ours too, Disco Sport Lux HSE - though more mileage done, just under 100k - and 4 years old. Timing chain broke while driving in traffic, no warning - now needs new engine. Waiting to hear what LR will say as it’s out of warranty. Honestly, the car has been a nightmare - been in the garage for weeks and weeks in the past two years. Constant problems.
 

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Ours too, Disco Sport Lux HSE - though more mileage done, just under 100k - and 4 years old. Timing chain broke while driving in traffic, no warning - now needs new engine. Waiting to hear what LR will say as it’s out of warranty. Honestly, the car has been a nightmare - been in the garage for weeks and weeks in the past two years. Constant problems.
Regular oil changes are important. It's a lot cheaper to change oil than to buy an engine for £5000. I nearly always change my oil twice a year regardless of mileage. Stretched chains normally cause poor running due to timing issues and should normally be noticed before the engine expires.
 

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I believe there is a major problem with the Diesel engines regarding oil dilution
 

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Don't think I've ever heard of a chain breaking...you may just be unlucky with this, possibly a faulty chain. You would normally get rattling if the chain or guides were wearing badly. Certainly shouldn't be an issue on a vehicle with low miles.
Most issues are due to poor servicing. I nearly always change my oil twice a year regardless of mileage. There is usually noise from chains before they give trouble and it’s unusual for them to break anyway so I think you’re both unlucky.
Serviced regularly by main dealer. No noticeable noise before the chain went. Ingenium engine clearly has timing chain problem - see class action lawsuit against Jaguar.

 

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Serviced regularly by main dealer. No noticeable noise before the chain went. Ingenium engine clearly has timing chain problem - see class action lawsuit against Jaguar.

The stated service intervals are generally thought to be too long. The engine needs oil changes at 5-6000 miles preferably.
I think the quoted interval is 16000 miles.
There have been issues with oil dilution, which is why regular oil changes are needed. Land Rover is not the only maker to suffer this.
I haven’t had any issues with my car as yet, but I usually change my own oil twice a year...I only do about 7-8000 miles per year normally anyway.
The thin oils specified may be good for economy, but not so good for engine life!
Looking at the link which mentions stretched chains, I’m pretty sure a stretched chain would cause timing issues and bad running so it should be picked up before the engine explodes.
 

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The stated service intervals are generally thought to be too long. The engine needs oil changes at 5-8000 miles. I think the quoted interval is 16000 miles. There have been issues with oil dilution, but I’m pretty sure these have been sorted by JLR and mostly affect 2016MY (only going on what I’ve read however). Mines a 2017MY. I haven’t had any issues with mine as yet, but I always change my own oil twice a year...I only do about 7-8000 miles per year normally anyway. I’m unsure if the dealers use the correct oil also, as on a recent invoice I noticed that the oil was just stated as “shop oil” or similar which makes you wonder if it’s just any old oil. This wasn’t at a Land Rover dealer I have to say, so may not be the case with Land Rover. These very thin oils worry me as they may be good for economy, but not so good for engine life! Looking at that link which mentions stretched chains, I’m pretty sure a stretched chain would cause timing issues and bad running so it should be picked up before the engine explodes.
Potential buyers should just know that they may get less than five years/100,000miles on a £48,000 car - and mo
The stated service intervals are generally thought to be too long. The engine needs oil changes at 5-8000 miles. I think the quoted interval is 16000 miles. There have been issues with oil dilution, but I’m pretty sure these have been sorted by JLR and mostly affect 2016MY (only going on what I’ve read however). Mines a 2017MY. I haven’t had any issues with mine as yet, but I always change my own oil twice a year...I only do about 7-8000 miles per year normally anyway. I’m unsure if the dealers use the correct oil also, as on a recent invoice I noticed that the oil was just stated as “shop oil” or similar which makes you wonder if it’s just any old oil. This wasn’t at a Land Rover dealer I have to say, so may not be the case with Land Rover. These very thin oils worry me as they may be good for economy, but not so good for engine life! Looking at that link which mentions stretched chains, I’m pretty sure a stretched chain would cause timing issues and bad running so it should be picked up before the engine explodes.
Potential buyers should just know that they may get less than 5 years/100,000 miles for their £48,000 investment - on top of spending many months in replacement vehicles while their car is being worked on.
 

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Don't think I've ever heard of a chain breaking...you may just be unlucky with this, possibly a faulty chain. You would normally get rattling if the chain or guides were wearing badly. Certainly shouldn't be an issue on a vehicle with low miles.
I have timing chain issue as I am finding. Out this is common issue with the 2.0 diesel on newer models. My 2017 F Pace timing chain failed while on the highway leaving me stranded. Although it would restart briefly it would shut down after 15 seconds. Ruff idle low rom 300. Noisy. There needs to be class action law suit. Jaguar had a class action law suit on previous models I theink 2012-2014. Clearly they did not learn their lesson and continued to use inferior timing chains on 2017 and newer 2.0 D. Multiple failures but seems like most of them are under warranty. Mine is not. Tiiming chains should last easily to 150,000 miles . But I am seeing others fail as low as 40,000 miles.
 

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I have timing chain issue as I am finding. Out this is common issue with the 2.0 diesel on newer models. My 2017 F Pace timing chain failed while on the highway leaving me stranded. Although it would restart briefly it would shut down after 15 seconds. Ruff idle low rom 300. Noisy. There needs to be class action law suit. Jaguar had a class action law suit on previous models I theink 2012-2014. Clearly they did not learn their lesson and continued to use inferior timing chains on 2017 and newer 2.0 D. Multiple failures but seems like most of them are under warranty. Mine is not. Tiiming chains should last easily to 150,000 miles . But I am seeing others fail as low as 40,000 miles.
This is not a question of bad luck. Do some more research. These cars have a manufacturing fault and JLR know it. Appalling customer service. Five months of wrangling, renting a car to get to work while our four year-old Discovery Sport sits dead in the garage - and we haven’t even paid it off yet. Arrogant, disingenuous dealers and manufacturers. We phoned Volvo about moving to an XC90. They said we were the fourth Land Rover customers to call that week.
 

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My 2016 Disco Sport timing chain also broke. Mine snapped at 104K miles, which was just outside of the 100K extended warranty that I purchased when I bought the car. I contacted Land Rover and they said it could take several months to get a resolution. I had my trusted mechanic locate a good Evoque engine with 35K on it for $8,250 including pulling the old engine and fully installing the replacement one. I contacted Land Rover again and sent them the photos of the engine, broken timing chain, VIN, etc. After about 3-months they said Land Rover would pay $8,200 toward a new engine installed from a LR dealership. Total cost would be $26K with an $8.2K credit which would be $16K out of pocket for me. I told them no way and I would be looking at alternatives for reimbursement from them.

About 3-weeks after my engine replacement, my mechanic had another customer report a broken Disco Sport timing chain. Obviously the vehicles are cheaply built and they skimp on components anywhere they can to make a profit. Anyone have any suggestions on my next step? Thanks!
 

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My disco sport fully maintained by Land Rover just packed up at 60 mph and came to a halt stuck in drIve and had to be recovered By Land Rover assistance. Still technically under warranty-but Land Rover local garage need to strip engine first to fully diagnose problem but are saying new engine needed As timing chain seems to have snapped.Am most unhappy and without car.
what do you all think and any one else suffered this
thnaks
Is it a Diesel? My 2017 Jaguar Diesel chain snapped while driving down the highway @85K miles. I am looking at a class action law suite by the attorney's would like at least one other person. Anyone with a Jaguar Diesel have the same issue?
 

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This is a Discovery Sport forum and suggest other car problems are posted on the appropriate site and if you wish to contact someone use private message only.
 

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My disco sport fully maintained by Land Rover just packed up at 60 mph and came to a halt stuck in drIve and had to be recovered By Land Rover assistance. Still technically under warranty-but Land Rover local garage need to strip engine first to fully diagnose problem but are saying new engine needed As timing chain seems to have snapped.Am most unhappy and without car.
what do you all think and any one else suffered this
thnaks
My engine blew at 84,000 for the same timing chain. Dealer and LR were no help. They said it's passed warranty. Had to replace the engine. One of the worse cars I have ever owned. Going back to Audi and Japanese cars. This company does not stand by their cars.
 

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My engine blew at 84,000 for the same timing chain. Dealer and LR were no help. They said it's passed warranty. Had to replace the engine. One of the worse cars I have ever owned. Going back to Audi and Japanese cars. This company does not stand by their cars.
What model of engine did you have? And what year?
I ask only because the engine the other members are talking about does not appear to be for sale in the USA
 

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This is not a question of bad luck. Do some more research. These cars have a manufacturing fault and JLR know it. Appalling customer service. Five months of wrangling, renting a car to get to work while our four year-old Discovery Sport sits dead in the garage - and we haven’t even paid it off yet. Arrogant, disingenuous dealers and manufacturers. We phoned Volvo about moving to an XC90. They said we were the fourth Land Rover customers to call that week.
Sadly Volvo build quality is probably not what it was, now owned by Geely. I had to tighten anti-roll bar bolts on a 2018 model and they seemed to be made of butter, very soft metal. I ended up changing the bolt as it wouldn't tighten. They look nice, but quality is dubious.
 

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When this happened to me the service advisor slipped and said it happens alot! They are supposed to be checking the chain on the 60,000 mile check up but as I learnwd the hard way..u have to ask for it!
 
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