“Allow myself to introduce myself” ~ Austin Powers
My name is Ozzie and I own a 2014 Range Rover Evoque which I purchased new while it was still on a ship coming from Liverpool in the UK to the States.
I’m writing this post because I’m interested in knowing:
1) Have any Evoque owners experienced a cracked Windshield Washer Fluid Filler Pipe? (it’s the bit that connects to the washer reservoir)
2) How was the problem fixed (warranty, Protection Plan, out-of-pocket)?
3) Does anyone think Land Rover should make this a Manufacturer Recall Item?
Here’s my story…
- Recently, the Low Washer Fluid warning light appeared on my dashboard.
- When I topped up the washer fluid it started leaking out below the vehicle.
- Dealership determined that it was a “cracked washer fluid filler pipe”.
My vehicle left the manufacturer warranty period a few months ago, but is now covered by $2997- the Jaguar Land Rover Protection Plan sold to me by the dealership.
The dealership contacted the Protection Plan Administrator who informed that the washer fluid filler pipe is not covered because it is a “wear item” (i.e. a “hose” under the exclusions section of the warranty).
The cost to fix this problem is $84 for the filler pipe + $390 labor = $474
Seems like either a design flaw in the part, a manufacturing defect or planned failure to ensure at least $474 would be spent on a non-mechanical nuisance repair at the dealership after the warranty period expires.
Has anyone else experienced this on their Evoque? Do tell!