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Lucky me - I just took delivery of my new RR Sport SC this past Wed. & on Fri. (119 miles later) the transmission went out. I just barely got into the throttle from a stop to beat traffic and I heard a loud "bang" and the car wouldn't accelerate. The engine rev'd up but the car wouldn't move. I let the RPM's drop down and then it seemed like the transmission was engaging and I was able to move a bit. The car got up to about 25mph or so and then I had to slow for traffic. When I tried to get the car moving again, it wouldn't move. That was it - time for a flatbed. :evil:

Anyone know what's up or had this happen??
 

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Any error messages? I've had two recent issues with my new 2010 RRS SC where after driving a few miles from cold, every single dash warning light comes on followed by multiple scrolling error messages. In both cases, "Transmission Failure" was one of the messages. The first time it happened, I lost about 90% of engine power and my power steering. I limped back home and had the vehicle towed to LR on a flatbed. Although the stored fault codes were visible, the vehicle was "perfect" during their testing and was eventually returned to me with the codes cleared and no other action taken.

Today, the same (well, similar) thing happened again - dash lights and warning messages - but the only symptom was that the transmission wouldn't shift out of low gear. Shutting off and restarting changed nothing, but a 5 minute shutdown and restart restored "normal" operation with just the check engine light on in the dash. I was able to drive it to the dealership, and it's currently awaiting diagnostics and the recent Service Bulletin/recall, which I hope addresses the issues.

This doesn't sound exactly like what you're experiencing, but may be related to what the update addresses. Hopefully, you get your vehicle back soon (same for me). In the meantime,I'm driving a Jag XK, which is a nice car but it's no RRS SC. Unfortunately, my confidence in this brand is slowly eroding, but I know that new models have teething problems which will eventually be worked out. I just have to be patient and let the process run its course. This is the price we sometimes must pay for being "early adopters".
 

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Uh oh... Keep us posted guys. Nothing that even remotely sounds like the problems either of you you are experiencing is documented on the GTR site - yet. All I have found are a MY2010-specific SSM (special service message) addressing transmission faults and poor or harsh shifting:
SSM ID: 44059
Models
LS - Range Rover Sport
LA - Discovery 4
Title 10MY Automatic Transmission Harsh Shifting/Poor Gear Selection
Last Modified 14-APR-2010 11:24
Category Driveline
Symptom 501000 Automatic Transmission Concerns
Content
Issue:
Transmission/Gearbox Fault displayed in the instrument cluster message centre. Poor gear selection and/or harsh shifting maybe noticeable. Multiple Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC’s) are stored in the Transmission Control Module.

Cause:
High resistance on the transmission control module ground due to a loose connection.

Action:
Please check the ground connection at connector C0560L as shown in the attached file.
And a recent TSB:[attachment=0:f2qnz8a0]LTB00253NAS1.pdf[/attachment:f2qnz8a0]
 

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As bad as it sounds, I would probably rather have a loud "bang" than some intermittent software problem. The software problems can drive ya crazy.
 

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No lights, warnings or other indicators other than the little transmission shaped orange light that came on way after the transmission failed.

I heard from the dealership about my car yesterday. The service guy said that the transfer case failed and that they have ordered a new one and it should be up and running "like new" by the end of the week. The dealership seemed pretty non-chalant in their response to my concerns about how this could even happen in the first place and just told me that "sometimes things just break".

We'll see how things go this week. Hopefully all will be well with the car and the problem is over and done with.

Good luck with your power related problem. I hope that this is not a precursor of things to come!!!!
 

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Hopefully, the new transfer case is the fix. Keep us posted on how it goes when you get the vehicle back.

I heard from the dealer today about my vehicle - one of the techs took it home last night (with my permission) after applying the software updates just to make sure everything looked good. But on the way in this morning the same thing happened with all dash warning lights lit and multiple error messages. Since I'm the first and only person this has ever happened to with a MY2010 RRS S/C, they've escalated this to LRNA. So for now, I wait and enjoy the loaner Jag, and am looking into the lemon laws for MN.
 

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^^^That does not bode well. A tranny going that early and possible software issues; one should not have to pay it forward like that. LR should do extensive testing in various cirsustances and conditions so that the consumer doesn't have to go through this! GL and please keep us posted.

The other day, I was just thinking of switching my order to a RRS SC, glad I didn't. I'm of mind to just wait a few years or cycles until LR gets things worked out with some of these issues that I've read about here on these boards.

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Hint, hint: I guess it's a good opportunity to write up a review on the Jaguar XK! :naughty:

with pictures... :pray:
 

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Tomorrow it will have been one week that my vehicle has been at the dealership. They don't know what's wrong with it, and told me that the fault is somewhere between the transmission and the ECU. When the tech told me last week they were still working on it, I pushed back and demanded something a bit more definitive from them. As a result, they are sending te session file from the ECU to LRNA, and may have the Field Service Engineer visit to take a look, depending on what the session file shows.

At this point, I'm looking at the lemon laws for MN. Athough I'm pretty upset about these unresolved problems (twice now), I do miss my Rover and just want it back. But I want it back with a problem found and fixed. I suppose someone has to be the first to experience a problem, but I'm tired of it always being me. /:(
 

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When all your warning lights come on and you cycle your ignition and then everything is back to normal you've got a high speed "can bus" fault. This could be caused by any module on the "high speed bus" not communicating with the other modules. The fault codes should give some general area where the break down is occuring. It could be something as simple as a loose ground connection. Good luck! ibis1 :wink:
 
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