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Unhappy with my 2016

I have 4 different noises being checked out on Thursday. Mine is 2016 model built in early Nov I believe.

Rattles, squeaks, etc:
1) Dashboard under Nav where the metal trim meets the dash.
2) Chirping under the rear seat
3) light knocking sound in drivers side B pillar
4) heavier knocking sound in passenger side C pillar

I've also had the transmission fail to know what gear it was in after auto-restarting at a traffic light requiring me to turn off the car and back on, the nav system spontaneously reboot while driving, and the reverse camera turning on about 20 seconds after I go into reverse when I've finished reversing and am in Drive.

Add in horrendous turbo lag and I basically hate a vehicle I bought a month ago. I'm hopeful the dealer can make this right, there is no way in **** I'd buy one of these if I had a time machine.

I have HSE Lux with pretty much every option (strangely there are a ton of things listed in the owners manual that I couldn't get)
 

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Is it actually a "ticking" noise?

Check out the recording I posted on another forum and see if that is the noise you have been hearing:
Discovery Sport Forums - UPDATE ON B PILLAR RATTLE
Thanks olezay - I don't recall thinking of it as a telegraph machine as some noted on that thread, but some really great info there for me to consider. I'd been thinking it was something behind the seatbelt where it attaches to the frame, but it did seem closer to the roofline yesterday while I was driving. Honestly, the chirping is so loud and obnoxious from the 2nd row seats that it's hard to focus on the other rattles right now. Definitely concerned that I'm hearing things from driver B and passenger C pillar and it now seems others have had same experience :(

I'm curious if anyone has uncovered an actual JLR tech bulletin on any of these issues that I could bring up with the dealer?
 

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Hey all,

I had to visit my dealership three times to fix the issue. Essentially, my 2016 HSE Lux had three sources of noise.

1) Squeaky sound in the trunk
2) Chirping sound in the rear passenger seat
3) Some rattles in the passenger-side B pillar

The 1st visit: The 1) was really obvious from the first day when I picked up my car from the dealership. When there are small bumps on the road, it makes squeaky sound every time. So I had to get it fixed. I was not very sure about 2) and 3) at those times honestly so I couldn't clarify the sources of 2) and 3). The dealership told me that put some kind of sponge or something in the tailgate panel. Plus, they lubed somewhere in the rear seat. It was quick fix (same day fix). But when I drove back to home, the same sound was still happening! In my garage, I tried to replicate it and I successfully reproduce the sound. When I pressed the left side of the tailgate, I was able to make the exactly same sound! I took a video.

The 2nd visit: I showed the video to the dealership and reproduced the sound by pressing the panel. Additionally, on the way to drive to the dealership, I realized 2) was not fixed at all. So I clarified 2) and 3) more. After a day later, they called me that they fixed 1) but couldn't fix 2) because they had to order a new part. Unfortunately, I had to get my car back half way done because I needed my car the next day. Since the mechanic took out some parts to fix 2), the noise 2) got worse actually LoL. It was obvious CHIRPING every time! The good thing was 1) was fully fixed anyway. They put more things in the panel, and they took out and put back the rear camera entirely to take care of that. The squeaky sounds is gone now!

The 3rd visit: Finally, the part arrived. It was another easy fix in the same day. 2) is fixed correctly. I don't hear any chirping sound from the rear seat anymore. Still I have some sort of 3) from time to time. But it is not that annoying and it comes on and off so I can't reproduce it easily. It sounds like the seatbelt buckle is hitting B pillar. It happens especially the entire vehicle vibrates when I fully press the accelerator. Anyway, if it is just by the seatbelt, I will just bear with it. I checked the mp3 that the UK forum posted, but mine sounds a little bit different. Plus, mine is not that consistent.

The bottom line is: you can definitely fix the tailgate noise and the rear seat noise for sure. If anyone needs more details, I can share what parts they replaced.
I'd be very interested in the rear seat fix parts and process - that seems to have affected a number of folks so would be helpful as I haven't found any posting that listed details on the fix.

For my B pillar and C pillar rattles, I also immediately thought it was the seatbelt knocking gently. However I've had folks tension the seat belts and hold them in different directions and the noise is definitely coming from inside the pillar.
 

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chirping in rear seat is definitely fixable. I think the bulletin is SSM72301. You should pass that along to your dealer.

JeffMC: Sorry to hear you hate your vehicle. I had major buyer's remorse for the 1st week, but I've actually grown to quite like the car. There are still issues that will need to be taken care of over time, however. My big disappointment is that it wasn't perfect the day I drove it off the lot! Since this is the first generation DS and 1st model year, I guess some glitchiness should be expected (maybe that is my way of rationalizing things).

Transmission/acceleration seems to have gotten better, although quite honestly I'm not sure I would've noticed any improvement unless someone in the forums enlightened me about the concept of "adaptive transmission". I think there always will be limitations with the low-end acceleration. That is why I'm keeping my eye out on the tuning kit that's available, although I'm loathe to drop $800 for it.

The cutout issue is the one that bothers me right now, but I'm thinking I'm gonna get a hitch soon (either via dealer [very pricey], or U-Haul [still trying to confirm if the silver rear panel needs to be replaced]).

The two things I most definitely appreciate are 1) exclusivity. So glad this car is not ubiquitous like some of its competitors. Although I suspect over time we'll see more DSs on the road, and 2) handles like a total champ on curves. I live in an area with long winding roads and it's hella fun to drive.
Thanks, I've found sport mode and turning off the auto engine stop/start helps (wish there was a way to permanently disable that). Coming from an X3 though, the engine and road handling don't compare - but the 3rd row is what the wife wanted and we've used it a bunch for hauling gaggles of kids already. The short length and overall packaging of the DS is wonderful, it's just not fully baked yet; I though waiting for second model year '16 would be better than '15's and the problems reported but doesn't look like it did.
 

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Thanks a lot for all of your inputs. I actually returned my car to the dealer today and got my lease deposit back as they could not fix the rattles themselves and corporate field technician suggested some welding etc.., at a body shop. I just don't have bandwidth to wait longer and requested (fought for) return on the car purchase. Other than monthly lease amount and some headache, I did not loose much :)
Ugh, that's too bad. Mine has been in the shop since last Thurs. They diagnosed all of the rattles and squeeks pretty quickly it sounds like. The B pillar rattle couldn't be reproduced when I dropped it off and I was pretty bummed, but they investigated anyway and found I needed the welding work at the roof line so it went to the body shop today for welding.

Interestingly, they gave me an Evoque as a loaner and the transmission with 6,500 miles on it feels night and day better then my new DS; it's actually a pleasure to tool around in. I wonder if the transmission gets better over time as I was under the impression it has the same engine and tranny as the DS? Driving the Evoque makes me miss the DS - so much more room inside the DS and I feel like the DS has a nicer interior even though the little Range Rover uses nicer materials.
 
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