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Hello i was wondering if someone could help me out on some issues. My sister has a 2006 range rover sport. The car was having a few issues.
1) the car will sway quite a bit on turns (more than usual)
2) the stability control will often indicate it is being activated when she is not driving the car aggressively at all. At low speeds on on ramps usually


She took the car to a mechanic who checked it out and said nothing is wrong with the car. She then took it to the range rover dealer and they told her a number of things had to be fixed.

A) rotate and balance $80
B) alignment $160
C) Front Differential Assembly $2,417
D) Real differential axle shaft seal $335
E) Lower control arm bushing $662

She then talked to Bill Bradely at "Bonnet to Boot" in Ventura. He told her that the front differential shouldn't have gone bad so soon and that we should talk to an attorney re the problem. I was wondering if anyone has had a similar experience or could provide me some guidance on this situation.

Thank you in advance for your time and help.
 

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have u kept up w the schedualed maintenance? can u produce ALL documents regarding your maintennace?

have u taken it to an lr dealer or an indep. mechanic?

i am thinking..........
 

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I believe my sister has taken it to LR for all the services.I don't think we have all the service records but i would assume the dealer would have the records on file.
 

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i have been thinking wheter u would have any cause of action based on expressed or implied warranties . one thing that is not in ur favor is the mileage and the time. How ever , i think it wouldnt hurt if u seek some legal advice from a local attorney, you figure if it would cost u $400-$500 to save about $4000 , i would say that would be good investment.

Best of luck :thumb:
 

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The front differential is not an uncommon failure. It can come early too... My 06 RRS SC just got it replaced last month at 27k miles because it was making noise. Thank you warranty! :)
 

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aljus said:
i have been thinking wheter u would have any cause of action based on expressed or implied warranties . one thing that is not in ur favor is the mileage and the time. How ever , i think it wouldnt hurt if u seek some legal advice from a local attorney, you figure if it would cost u $400-$500 to save about $4000 , i would say that would be good investment.

Best of luck :thumb:
I can appreciate your helpful posts, but can you type as if you weren't sending a text message to 'ur' BFF? It's difficult to read and sometimes hard to get past the 16 year old- ish typing. You have a full QWERTY keyboard take the extra 5 seconds to write your instead of ur. Don't get your panties in a bunch and tell me I shouldn't tell you how to type - I'll go to the import tuner forums for that type of grammar but here I'd expect some properly constructed sentences. That's not a lot to ask.

Back to the original poster, the failure of the front differential assembly is catastrophic, and very unlikely. It can happen, but get a second opinion on something that major. Like doctors, mechanics can sometimes misdiagnose a problem.
 

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MIAMIRRS said:
The front differential is not an uncommon failure. It can come early too... My 06 RRS SC just got it replaced last month at 27k miles because it was making noise. Thank you warranty! :)
I beg to differ, if it weren't uncommon, then many more owners would be experiencing it. Can you elaborate on the noises? Grinding, whining, etc?? Thanks.
 

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I never learned how to type and i dont intend to learn it now. I pay my secretary or my clerk to do that 4 me and they both happen to be pretty good at it. furthermore I have a friendly suggestion 4 u not to read a post that has an aljus name next to it. (since it is 2 difficult to understand).......we all have choices in life , dont we? :)

very truly urs.

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aljus said:
I never learned how to type and i dont intend to learn it now. I pay my secretary or my clerk to do that 4 me and they both happen to be pretty good at it. furthermore I have a friendly suggestion 4 u not to read a post that has an aljus name next to it. (since it is 2 difficult to understand).......we all have choices in life , dont we? :)

very truly urs.

aljus
See I knew you'd take it the wrong way. If you want to share and be heard on a forum then at least have the decency to clean up your posts with spelling and grammar check - it's common courtesy to the other members. It benefits everyone who's trying to wade through the teeny bopper shorthand. I never learned to type either and you don't see me typing like a 16 year old girl do you? And somehow I'm supposed to be impressed that you have a secretary or a clerk? All it does is reveal your insecurity. They're probably laughing about you behind your back when they try to read something of yours, like "I can't believe we work for this dumbass".

Learn to type for the betterment of this forum, for the betterment of yourself. Be an inspiration to those around you by taking some initiative and saying "YES I CAN!!" You'll be glad you did.
 

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User Control Panel > Friends & Foes > Manage Foes:

Foes are users which will be ignored by default. Posts by these users will not be fully visible.

/thread hijack.
 

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okay sheriff Obama........lolllllllllll

By the way who died and made u the sheriff here? i will gracefully IGNORE all ur inappropriate comments and will not prolong this idiotic conversation with u since i donot want to step down to ur level.

As i advised u, we r all free to choose what we read....to simplify this huge concept 4 u it means " IF U DONT LIKE IT ,DONT READ IT "........

as of now i am ending conversation regarding this matter. no response is needed and no response will be given
no matter what.........have a good life sheriff......... :shhh:
 

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To paraphrase Office Space, "Sounds like someone has a case of the Mondays!" Let's keep treating each other with mutual respect, fellas. The real problem here is the sister of the OP, about to be figuratively raped out of thousands of dollars for repairs she may not need... She definitely needs a second opinion. My TC occasionally does briefly kick in when I am on a highway ramp, but that's probably because of my oversized wheels with plenty of sidewall flexing during turns at moderate speeds, and temporarily throwing off the traction control sensors.
 

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umbertob said:
My TC occasionally does briefly kick in when I am on a highway ramp, but that's probably because of my oversized wheels with plenty of sidewall flexing during turns at moderate speeds, and temporarily throwing off the traction control sensors.
Same here on the fat rubbers; I think it may have happend one time though with the stock sized 255/50/19s.
 

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okay sheriff Obama........lolllllllllll

By the way who died and made u the sheriff here? i will gracefully IGNORE all ur inappropriate comments and will not prolong this idiotic conversation with u since i donot want to step down to ur level.

As i advised u, we r all free to choose what we read....to simplify this huge concept 4 u it means " IF U DONT LIKE IT ,DONT READ IT "........

as of now i am ending conversation regarding this matter. no response is needed and no response will be given
no matter what.........have a good life sheriff......... :shhh:
Don't ever compare me to Obama - that man is a racist with no character who duped America into voting for him, simply because he wasn't a Republican.
 

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aljus said:
I never learned how to type and i dont intend to learn it now. aljus
Bully for you - right on!!! Defend mediocrity, but then don't complain about mediocity on any other front, e.g. when the car malfunctions due to an error by a lazy technician or something fails due to any other human error. You'll demand perfection from the vehicle...but not from yourself on such a simple topic as spelling (not even typing).

I'm with Ukraine on this topic only (I have no idea about his political views or anything else), but frankly it's much worse on the UK forum and just as intolerable to wade through. It's hard to see why some people insist on the "dumbing down" of language skills.

Exactly how hard is it to spell you instead of u - but still spell out all of the rest of the words?

Now, let's have that clerk and secretary on board here to proofread all future posts!

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MIAMIRRS said:
The front differential is not an uncommon failure. It can come early too... My 06 RRS SC just got it replaced last month at 27k miles because it was making noise. Thank you warranty! :)
I beg to differ, if it weren't uncommon, then many more owners would be experiencing it. Can you elaborate on the noises? Grinding, whining, etc?? Thanks.
The noise was a bit of a groan when I turned the wheels at low speeds. It was not noticible really... I wondered if I was just hearing things. :lol: I mentioned it to the tech and when he drove it and pulled it apart he confirmed the noise and said I needed it replaced. The SA told me it was not an uncommon failure. I'm fairly new to the LR scene, so I don't know if they were BS'ing me. Either way, I'm glad I opted for the extended warranty.
 

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Mine makes the same noise. My tech said it was more than likely a combination of the U joints and front bushings. I'm having them replace both under warranty.

I mentioned to him the whole TSB about the paint they used in the front diff. and how in some cases it was causing premature fails due to contamination or what not.
He was aware of the TSB and claimed to have checked the fluid for contaminants and that I had no problems, he did say that on a number of RRS they had to replace the front differential due to the above and that he would double check any VIN correlation, for safety I made sure the SA wrote some of my comments on the service order.

You should search deep into the forum, there's all kinds of references to this issue, I'm pretty sure I read a couple of treads where another solution had to do with the steering shaft and how it needed to be replace/updated with a new design, I wonder if that's my issue.
My symptom only can be heard at low speeds when turning, I've also noticed that it's more apt to occur when I depart and turn right from a stand still and when it's wet. But I have a feeling it's happening at higher speeds but I can't notice it due to road vibration.

I was unable to duplicate for my tech. So I had to go into the whole hand gesture as I make my version of the sound coupled with my accent and the whole service dept was like WTF, fix it so he can just "leave" for the love of god, we all had a laugh.

Rafa
 
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