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Hey all - I've noticed something interesting...

While driving at slow speed with the windows down (any faster and wind noise would mask this), I'm getting a sound that sort of resembles two pieces of steel spinning together. More of a ceramic scraping noise? It seems to go away after a while of driving but I'm just curious if anyone else has noticed this.

No noticeable issues with the car, but just something that I noticed a few times enough to make me curious...
 

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Sorry for asking the obvious... But did you check under your vehicle? In another thread I shared that a piece of my heatshield had fallen down and was dragging.
I think the sound from that would be much much louder haha
What I think it might be is the brakes scraping together a bit... it seems after a bit of driving, the sound goes away...
 

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If it is piece of the heatshield, and you drive fast, the noise goes away because of the wind velocity picking up the piece.
 

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I could not repro your anomaly. As others have suggested, check to see if there's anything loose that could be scraping the ground or loose masking tape somewhere in the engine area.
 

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I don't know if you are still experiencing this however I have a similar issue.
It's been to dealer once and they said it was fixed however it isn't.
In my own testing I have found that if the A/C is switched off anf left off the sound eventually disappears.
If the A/C is switched on again (with cooling not heating) the sound returns (but only on certain slightly rougher road surfaces at speeds above 50kph).
So in my case it appears to be a combination of factors with the essential one being that the A/C is on and working to cool the car.
Perhaps that helps you identify if it is the same issue.
Will post if I get a fix for it of course.
 

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I don't know if you are still experiencing this however I have a similar issue.
It's been to dealer once and they said it was fixed however it isn't.
In my own testing I have found that if the A/C is switched off anf left off the sound eventually disappears.
If the A/C is switched on again (with cooling not heating) the sound returns (but only on certain slightly rougher road surfaces at speeds above 50kph).
So in my case it appears to be a combination of factors with the essential one being that the A/C is on and working to cool the car.
Perhaps that helps you identify if it is the same issue.
Will post if I get a fix for it of course.
Interesting... that's another thing I hadn't considered.
I think it might have something to do with just the way the wheels and brakes are set up on these cars.
The same sound is present on the Evoque loaner I have, and also on another DS that I happened to walk by in a parking garage as he was pulling out.
 

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Interesting... that's another thing I hadn't considered.
I think it might have something to do with just the way the wheels and brakes are set up on these cars.
The same sound is present on the Evoque loaner I have, and also on another DS that I happened to walk by in a parking garage as he was pulling out.
Well, it is back in for another look and now they inform me just this morning that they have ordered a new steering column in order to fix the 'crackling noise' (as they refer to it).
So, nothing to do with Aircon then I guess. I have asked them to elaborate on the problem with the original steering column.
Awaiting a reply there.
 

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Well, it is back in for another look and now they inform me just this morning that they have ordered a new steering column in order to fix the 'crackling noise' (as they refer to it).
So, nothing to do with Aircon then I guess. I have asked them to elaborate on the problem with the original steering column.
Awaiting a reply there.
just make sure they take you for a road test once the job is complete so if anything does show up you can have them deal with it, beats leaving and then discovering it on your way home, then the whole appointment process starts again. So just make sure to do that to save yourself time.
 

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Thank you for the advice,
In fairness to the dealer, the sound is intermittent and it did not resurface for nearly two days after I got it back the last time.
They were in touch today to report that the steering column had been replaced and that did not fix the issue.
So much for that then. We shall see what they turn up next.
 

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I got the car back today, after 10 days they promise everything is fixed.
Nothing is fixed! This is ridiculous. JLR need to educate their dealers mechanics on how to properly test and isolate problems.
They are just generating bad press by doing what they are doing.

Here is a link to a recording of the noise, made after the car came back for a second time, for anyone who is interested.
If/when they actually fix it I will let you know what the fix was.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pshjwimimogyj9o/Crisp Packet noise worse at night.mp4?dl=0
 

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I got the car back today, after 10 days they promise everything is fixed.
Nothing is fixed! This is ridiculous. JLR need to educate their dealers mechanics on how to properly test and isolate problems.
They are just generating bad press by doing what they are doing.

Here is a link to a recording of the noise, made after the car came back for a second time, for anyone who is interested.
If/when they actually fix it I will let you know what the fix was.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pshjwimimogyj9o/Crisp Packet noise worse at night.mp4?dl=0
It might help to contact JLR and see what they say about it, at the least it would build a case with them and maybe provide some proper direction on a dealership level.

You might also have to post about it on their social media pages.
 
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