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After a 9 month long wait for our 2016 Disco Sport HSE Lux, we got it on Saturday and it was in for service on Monday with a clicking sound coming from the left side of the vehicle when turning.

Sounds alternatively like the source of the sound is in the engine, and then sometimes sounds like it's coming from under the car.

Land Rover technicians in the US still don't have much experience working with the car and they told us that they could not find anything wrong with it and explained that the sound appears to be the Active Drive Control mechanism kicking in for the wheel differential. They indicated that there have been reports of the heat shield being too close and chafing with the drive mechanism but didn't note this on our vehicle. I'm not so convinced that this is the cause but good to know that they at least cleared anything structurally major. The technician agreed that the sound was odd enough and they don't know 100% that the Active Drive Control would cause it, so they will continue to monitor the technician forums for anything related and keep us posted, but I can tell you that it doesn't sound right.

Other than this we are over the moon regarding the car. The handling is great, it looks amazing, and I can't wait to take it for a more comprehensive test of the off-roading capabilities. The engine lag that was reported is noticeable but not a big deal for us. Anyone else seeing this issue with the sound?
 

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first off, congrats on your new ride! I too am in US, So California to be exact. got my Launch edition since April and still loving it. anyhow, are you sure the clicking sound does not come from the left pillar? I too have that issue but my local dealer was not able to test it because it comes and goes. if you do a search on the DS forums, you should be able to read up on this. it's pretty common issue. other than that, enjoy the new ride!
 

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Thanks - I have waited for the Disco for quite a while, and really want to love the vehicle. It's quite odd the sound. Like nothing I've ever heard before in any make of car. Looking at those reports regarding the pillar and the "rattling" sound, those do not seem to be the same thing. Making it worse, when we got it back from the dealer the back seat began chirping like a parakeet with the most minor of road bumps. It's driving me nuts. The Land Rover technician was going to test drive several other disco's in stock to see if he could replicate the sound on turns with wheel differential activated. If he doesn't hear the same thing, he's going to call us back in.
 

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Congrats on your new DS, I am in the US as well!

I think I am going to listen carefully when I make turns (does the speed have to be slow? fast?), I will report back if I hear anything suspicious.

Regarding the chirping from the back seat, that could be the infamous 2nd row seat squeeze noise. Try to slide the back seat a couple of notches forward and see if the noise stops.

And for the even more infamous B-pillar rattles that disco808 mentioned, if the last 6 digits of your VIN falls between 501001-550001, then your DS is impacted by this rattles issue. Mine had the rattles, and it is the first DS that the dealer has encountered for this issue in my area. I provided them with the bulletin number with the fix from UK, and they contracted a body shop to get it fixed.
 

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My Vin is just outside that range, in the 550400 range but the noises are still brutal - it's a 2016 MY HSE Lux. Sounds like a car that's 10 years old with all the rattling from the seats. It happens on the passenger right seat and all across the back seats. I'm pissed. Going back to the dealer tomorrow - they never called me back about the other sound. As for the sound for the wheel differential, it happens when you accelerate into a curve. For me it only happens when turning left.
 

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I just got my DS back today from the dealer (yeah I know the 2nd visits in a month), and I will try the acceleration for the left turn this weekend and see if I can hear it.
 

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Well the original issue (the thunking/clicking sound during tight left turns) seems to have gone away over the last couple days. We're at about 200 miles driven since last weekend when we picked up the cars. Who knows, maybe it's part of the break-in period - I'll report if it happens again. Now my attention is turned to what sounds like a pack of parakeets loosed in the car with the squeaking noises coming from the right passenger and back seats. Of course when I took it to the dealer and had them go on a test drive, I could not reproduce the sounds. Turns out it only happens over say 20-30 mph which I did not get to in the parking lot at the dealer. However, I did make this video as on the way home which shows the sound as the dealer asked me to film it when it happens, which I'll probably post on the "rattles" thread: https://www.dropbox.com/photos/shared_space/FIYkWaEyqC09LzK
 

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It's good to know that noise has gone away for your DS. I had tried a few times this weekend, and I could not hear any distinct noise while making left turns.

Well, the only thing I have found is that my 2nd row seats now seem to squeaks/rattles randomly. Oh and the B-pillar rattle is now back on the driver side after dealer did some cleanup work last week. My wife is not happy about this DS purchase. Boy... :crying:
 

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It's good to know that noise has gone away for your DS. I had tried a few times this weekend, and I could not hear any distinct noise while making left turns.

Well, the only thing I have found is that my 2nd row seats now seem to squeaks/rattles randomly. Oh and the B-pillar rattle is now back on the driver side after dealer did some cleanup work last week. My wife is not happy about this DS purchase. Boy... :crying:
Well I'm sorry to report that the thunking sound in the engine has come back....this time it is happening when accelerating out of a stop sign/red light and sometimes even just driving straight. When we first heard it it was only when making sharp left turns. I'm going to turn the car back to the dealer - I believe that it is truly unsafe to drive. I made videos of both the squeaking sounds of the passenger and back seats and the thunking sound in the engine - never have been so excited to get a car and so disappointed after purchase. Here is a link to the videos documenting my issues:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0lvvapaqdn6d953/AAD2dkXd0IZWEDeHbAbTW_OWa?dl=0
 

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Well I'm sorry to report that the thunking sound in the engine has come back....this time it is happening when accelerating out of a stop sign/red light and sometimes even just driving straight. When we first heard it it was only when making sharp left turns. I'm going to turn the car back to the dealer - I believe that it is truly unsafe to drive. I made videos of both the squeaking sounds of the passenger and back seats and the thunking sound in the engine - never have been so excited to get a car and so disappointed after purchase. Here is a link to the videos documenting my issues:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0lvvapaqdn6d953/AAD2dkXd0IZWEDeHbAbTW_OWa?dl=0
I viewed the videos you posted, boy that thunking noise sounds unsafe for me as well. To be honest, I thought my B-pillar rattle noise was bad, but your noise is far more serious. Hopefully the videos provide enough evidence to the dealer and have them fix it ASAP.

Regarding the back seat squeaking sound, I think it is different from mine. Yours is more like a "chirping" sound, but mine is similar to the B-pillar "clicking/ticking" noise, but it is definitely coming from the back.

Maybe I am paranoid since different rattles/noises are surfacing in different areas everyday, but I have a same feeling as yours that the build quality is just unacceptable. Last night the driver door started making a noise when opening/closing it, and this morning a weird squeaking noise started from the driver side dash/door area that I have not been able to pinpoint just yet.

The service adviser from dealer called me early this morning and asked me to bring the car back, at least it shows they do care about fixing it. I will post the update in a few days.
 

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Just got our 2016 HSE Lux back from the dealership from our second visit in 2 weeks of owning the vehicle. They kept the vehicle for 4 days.

They said they isolated the chirping sounds to back seat - remedy was to re-secure rear seat frame bolts.

As for the thunking sound in the engine, the culprit appeared to be heat shields for the drive shaft - remedy: re-positioning the under tray heat shields for drive shaft.

Seems to be a common issue, raises concerns about LR quality control. If these things are happening when the car is brand new, what other things were missed that are more serious? I can't complain about the service as they have been responsive, accomodating, and seem generally concerned about making sure we are satisfied.

Anyways, fingers crossed - so far so good since yesterday afternoon when we picked up the vehicle!!

Will advise if the coast is still clear in a couple of weeks.
 

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Glad to hear the issues were resolved, so far anyway. Unfortunately, I can't drive my car to my dealer if there is an issue since I'm on an island with no dealer so I sure as heck hope I don't get any major rattling issues! Have had it for about a week and loving it so far!
 

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And for the even more infamous B-pillar rattles that disco808 mentioned, if the last 6 digits of your VIN falls between 501001-550001, then your DS is impacted by this rattles issue. Mine had the rattles, and it is the first DS that the dealer has encountered for this issue in my area. I provided them with the bulletin number with the fix from UK, and they contracted a body shop to get it fixed.
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Question: If the car I am getting the affected DS (2015 HSE) within the serial number range, do I wait for the rattle to start or can I ask for the B pillar repair to be done before I pick up ?
 

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Question: If the car I am getting the affected DS (2015 HSE) within the serial number range, do I wait for the rattle to start or can I ask for the B pillar repair to be done before I pick up ?
I believe they are not going to fix it until the rattle happens and they can reproduce it. However it does not hurt to ask them if they can fix it before the delivery.
 

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Strange noise, back left in 2016 Discovery Sport

Hi there! I have read the thread, and even investigated my vin #, and it does not fall into the category of number's that seem to be vulnerable for the strange noise. But, guess what....my Disco is doing it. I have only had the car for a month, and it just started 5 days ago. A strange clicking noise in left side, back passenger area. When my husband sat in the seat the noise stopped. Which lead us to believe it's point of origin IS the seat itself. Other than that, I love my car! Any new updates from y'all would be greatly appreciated! Trish
 

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Hi there! I have read the thread, and even investigated my vin #, and it does not fall into the category of number's that seem to be vulnerable for the strange noise. But, guess what....my Disco is doing it. I have only had the car for a month, and it just started 5 days ago. A strange clicking noise in left side, back passenger area. When my husband sat in the seat the noise stopped. Which lead us to believe it's point of origin IS the seat itself. Other than that, I love my car! Any new updates from y'all would be greatly appreciated! Trish
Try sliding the rear seats as far back or as far forward as they can go on the rails and see if the noise stops until you can have the dealer check it out.
 

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We also have the '16 Lux and hear the same sound in your vid when accelerating out of a turn. Planning on bringing it up at the dealer on the next service visit, along with the tailgate rattle and gas tank issue. Will keep the forum updated on the outcome...
 
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