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Hi guys,

So my wife has been driving around her used, but to us, new, 2015.5 RRS HSE for a couple of months now. It still isn't at the point where we need to do our first oil change yet, but today just this morning, the "Low Coolant" warning message came on. I'm not sure if the RRS is a sealed system or not... but this worries me. Is this common? Does the RRS require frequent top-offs and normally burns up coolant or could this be the sign of a more serious problem (i.e. coolant in the oil or something else)?

Curious what the standard is here...
 

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Relax... unless the previous own abused the engine you are not looking at anything major.

All cooling system are closed systems. No cooling system should ever require topping off. Engines do not burn coolant. The low coolant warning is just a big hint to check your coolant level. Have you visually checked to see if you are actually low on coolant? If you are not low on coolant you most likely have a failed sensor. If you really are low on coolant look for traces of coolant around the overflow tank. Remove the plastic engine cover and see if the secondary bleed valve is leaking. they are plastic and like to fail.

Most likely the issue is minor. These engines are tried and true and can handle a lot of hard work.

Are you still under warranty or extended warranty?
 

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I believe it's considered an "extended" warranty, as I purchased it from the dealer at the time of purchase. Vehicle had 59,000 and some change miles on it. She's at 60,000 and some change on it now.

Are there any available instructions / torque specifications available out there short of the factory workshop service manuals (which I haven't purchased yet) for proper removal of the engine cover / location of the secondary bleed valve?
 

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So have you visually inspected if it is low? Cover removal is covered in several existing posts. Secondary bleed valve is in the front right area under the cover.
 

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So have you visually inspected if it is low? Cover removal is covered in several existing posts. Secondary bleed valve is in the front right area under the cover.
I have visually inspected, and it is in fact low. No noticeable leaks that I can tell without removing anything yet.
 

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Hello- I would like to share my experience with you...I drive a 2014 RR Sport, I bought it brand new. I had a problem with the low coolant light coming on, took it in to check for a leak, they didn’t find a leak and just topped off the coolant. The first time that happened was two years ago. My low coolant light came back on- had it checked again, no leak found and they topped it off. This became a persistent problem, and last November, my engine overheated- the coolant had leaked out. Ended up costing me $3400...I hope this doesn’t happen to you, but I feel that you should be made aware of what could possibly happen down the road...
 

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I had an intermittent problem with the warning sensor coming on. I topped it off the first two times. Turned out to be a leaking water pump. I was fortunate that this was caught by the dealer when the truck was in for another unrelated issue.

MY 2013 RRSC.

Steve
 

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Had the issue recently yes. 2012 RRS 180000 KMs. had the water pump replaced about a month ago. Had low coolant recently and I just topped it off. We'll see how it goes.
 

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don't take chances, have the system pressure tested
A new motor is $29,000 after installation.
 
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