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I just got a 2012 RRS Autobiography.

I have noticed that the passenger door doesn't unlock when using the key to unlock all the doors (Yes, global unlock is turned on). All the other doors open (most of the time).

HOwever, if I have the key on me and go to open the passenger door it does unlock fine, just not when using the unlock button on the key.

I thought yesterday that the issue was just on the passenger door but earlier the driver door had the same issue where it would not unlock unless i had the key near the door (keyless entry). That only happened once, and also at another point all the doors were unlocked but the rear driver door wouldn't unlock no matter if i had the key or not.

So there seems to be some gremlins in there, but I cant understand why it would work for keyless entry but not on the button pushes on the key fob.
 

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I just got a 2012 RRS Autobiography.

I have noticed that the passenger door doesn't unlock when using the key to unlock all the doors (Yes, global unlock is turned on). All the other doors open (most of the time).

HOwever, if I have the key on me and go to open the passenger door it does unlock fine, just not when using the unlock button on the key.

I thought yesterday that the issue was just on the passenger door but earlier the driver door had the same issue where it would not unlock unless i had the key near the door (keyless entry). That only happened once, and also at another point all the doors were unlocked but the rear driver door wouldn't unlock no matter if i had the key or not.

So there seems to be some gremlins in there, but I cant understand why it would work for keyless entry but not on the button pushes on the key fob.
What do you mean keyless entry? I have a 2012 L322 S/C and there is no such thing as keyless entry. I can’t approach a locked car with the key in my pocket and get in. What am I missing?


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What do you mean keyless entry? I have a 2012 L322 S/C and there is no such thing as keyless entry. I can’t approach a locked car with the key in my pocket and get in. What am I missing?


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There is keyless entry on the Autobiography Range Rover Sport 2012. You have to push the little button on the door, but you dont have to use the key to get in. So when I try to get in using this method, the door does unlock when it senses the key near, so the mechanism does work it seems, but when pushing the unlock button it doesnt unlock that door
 

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This is a common fault with these cars. With age the door lock motors lose strength so you can hear them trying to operate but they often dont lock or unlock even though they may work ok when using the keyless system. I replaced 3 door locks today on my LR4 which has the same locks as the Sport.

You can replace the motors in the locks or just buy a complete lock assembly. It depends on how handy you are with your tools.
 

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This is a common fault with these cars. With age the door lock motors lose strength so you can hear them trying to operate but they often dont lock or unlock even though they may work ok when using the keyless system. I replaced 3 door locks today on my LR4 which has the same locks as the Sport.

You can replace the motors in the locks or just buy a complete lock assembly. It depends on how handy you are with your tools.
Thank you, although that sounds annoying, that is comforting to know that it is common and not too serious or anything more with electrics etc.

I am not that handy really to be honest, and I have it booked into a place that is a RR specialist (but not main dealer) next Thursday. Any idea what sort of cost it would be to replace the lock?

If i was to try myself is one job easier than the other? ie changing the motors is easier than the whole lock etc?
 

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I would not recommend tackling the job yourself if you are not too handy. Its can be quite awkward removing the locks. Changing the motors once the lock is out is simple - its the removing and refitting that is the most difficult.

The good news is complete latches are not very expensive and most garages dont change the motors only because the extra time needed makes the final price similar. It takes around one hour to change the lock.
 

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I would not recommend tackling the job yourself if you are not too handy. Its can be quite awkward removing the locks. Changing the motors once the lock is out is simple - its the removing and refitting that is the most difficult.

The good news is complete latches are not very expensive and most garages dont change the motors only because the extra time needed makes the final price similar. It takes around one hour to change the lock.
that is great thank you. I imagine they will do the whole latch and I am happy to leave them to it!!

now just to see about other issues, car leans to the left while driving and had tracking checked today and the toe is not too bad but camber isn’t great, but I am told that shouldn’t make it pull to one side really.

so is it something else?? Maybe suspension??

then today when I reversed out slowly there is a loud squeaking noise but only when going slow in reverse....
 
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