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They replaced the module a couple of times. It never seemed to work for long. But, I'll see what it costs.
You may have already done this, but you also have to program all the keys with all the memory settings (1,2,3).

So, each memory setting has to be programmed with all keys? I have two. But, only one gets used. I've got Lazy Entry turned on and I swear those mirror never return to the exact position they were in especially after auto-dipping. It's always noticeably too far out, too high to far in. It's never too low though.
 

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If you only use one key, you don't need Lazy Entry. Turn it off from the Setting menu, and save your favorite seat position (and dipped mirrors position if they are currently out of whack) one more time in one of the 3 memory seat buttons. I am almost willing to bet you that your problems with the mirrors will be gone for good after that. :wink: I turned Lazy Entry off, saved my "everyday" settings in button # 1 and my "squished-against-the-steering-wheel" settings (for when I have the babies in the back seat, not very often thank goodness...) in memory button # 2, which I only press when necessary. Otherwise the car always defaults to Memory 1 when I open it remotely, which is exactly what I want. Ever since turning off Lazy Entry I haven't had a single issue with errant dipped mirrors and, like you, I only keep the extra key home as a spare anyway. Lazy Entry is only useful if both keys are being used by two people with different default seating position preferences, otherwise it eventually messes with the memory module, even supposedly "updated" ones.
 

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If you only use one key, you don't need Lazy Entry. Turn it off from the Setting menu, and save your favorite seat position (and dipped mirrors position if they are currently out of whack) one more time in one of the 3 memory seat buttons. I am almost willing to bet you that your problems with the mirrors will be gone for good after that. :wink: I turned Lazy Entry off, saved my "everyday" settings in button # 1 and my "squished-against-the-steering-wheel" settings (for when I have the babies in the back seat, not very often thank goodness...) in memory button # 2, which I only press when necessary. Otherwise the car always defaults to Memory 1 when I open it remotely, which is exactly what I want. Ever since turning off Lazy Entry I haven't had a single issue with errant dipped mirrors and, like you, I only keep the extra key home as a spare anyway. Lazy Entry is only useful if both keys are being used by two people with different default seating position preferences, otherwise it eventually messes with the memory module, even supposedly "updated" ones.
Thanks umberto. I'll give this a try as I leave work today. My modules have been swapped out twice while under warranty.
 

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I don't have a 2010 but a 2009 RRS with 20K mi. I will definitely NOT purchase another. Don't get me wrong, it goes down the interstate 100mph silently but there are way too many other issues that don't fit into my lifestyle.
Poor snow/off road capability
Way too small inside
Quirky electrical issues abound but never often enough for the dealer to id
I'm going to look at a Chevy or Toyota P/U tonight. Likely to lose my butt on trade :evil:
 

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I don't have a 2010 but a 2009 RRS with 20K mi. I will definitely NOT purchase another. Don't get me wrong, it goes down the interstate 100mph silently but there are way too many other issues that don't fit into my lifestyle.
Poor snow/off road capability
Way too small inside
Quirky electrical issues abound but never often enough for the dealer to id
I'm going to look at a Chevy or Toyota P/U tonight. Likely to lose my butt on trade :evil:
A Chevy or Toyota pickup will address all those issues.

Plus, you can carry more railroad ties in the back when doing landscape projects around the house.
 

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I have a 2009 TDV6 here in Australia and I will definitely buy again. My earlier 2008 model had some issues but eventually LR Australia "assisted" me into a new car after 6000 miles. I fought with them and the dealer a bit and we were not always friends for a while but eventually both came through very well for me and for that they will have my repeat business since I love the RRS, it's a great SUV for my needs.
 

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From a looks stand point this is one of the nicest on the road and has been since it first arrived on the market. Now for the reliability factor and features this car lacks and will not ever make it with the others it strives to be like. I ordered mine in 06' and still have it now going over the 95,000 mile mark and has been a lot of issues. Seems when it comes to the dealership or dealing direct with Land Rover North America you always get the same thing "the run around". Not sure what I will end up with next but it will definitely will not be a Land Rover of any sort...
It depends on the Dealer, mine bends over backwards to deal with service issues. That's why I and my family have bought 4 Land Rovers from them. You have got to have good service with these cars but my experience is that they are the same when it comes to reliability as the German's. With all these computers and electronics long term reliability is questionable with pretty much anything.
 

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Would definitely buy again.
+1 Have had all sorts of cars and luv my 2010 SC - would definitely buy the same car again for the same deal. Some people talk about quality, but my 2010 SC has been more or less perfect, and I can introduce you to plenty of Bimmer owners who have had oodles of problems.

I can't imagine that there is any real reliability issues above that which you are likely to experience with any other brand (unlike my friends M3) as I just got back from a month in South Africa where I was completely surprised to find Land-Rovers were the most common SUV that I saw by far over the whole country!! I saw RR Sports everywhere from the inner city to the barren countryside between the pockets of safety that exist hundreds of miles apart! Let me assure you that this would not be the case if there was any sort of higher than normal risk of serious trouble with these vehicles as crime there is almost ubiquitous, and you definitely do not want to take the risk of having any sort of reliability incident!!!

That said, my drivers seat does seem as though it might be a little loose on the runners? All part of the LR experience ;)

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I'm not sure I would buy another one. This is my first LR, and when it works, I absolutely love it. Unfortunately, it has not been reliable, and I've had a series of unusual problems that the dealer has never seen before. The first 3 visits were due to scrolling error messages indicating failures in pretty much every single area: engine, brakes, transmission, suspension, etc. I lost engine power and power steering, then after waiting a few minutes, things returned to normal. These problems were eventually traced to a frayed wire bundle under the passenger side floor panel. During the troubleshooting phase, I was without the vehicle for a total of approximately 3 weeks.

The most recent problem was a leak in the air suspension whereby the passenger side would sag to access height after an hour or two. While the engine was running, I would hear periodic "swoosh" sounds as the air would leak out and be replenished. This was traced to a faulty valve, which is currently on order.

The good news is that I have had a series of very nice Jaguar loaner vehicles during these service bouts. I would ordinarily never have had the chance to drive a Jag, and I must say it's a very nice car. One of the Jags was the supercharged engine, and while it's not the 510 hp that I'm used to, it was pretty awesome.

So once again, I'm without my RRS and really missing it after another week of shop-time. It's awesome when I have it and it's working properly, but after 5 months and 8,000 miles, my recent experiences have made me skeptical that this is a reliable vehicle.
 

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Buyer beware. I give you my experience - bought new 2010 RR Sport HSE Lux beginning Feb based on good looks and great test drive, and against the advice of knowing friends. But hey it's good to be a contrarian and do your bit for home country. From day 1, car had electical problems which eventually resulted in me driving a loaner for over 2 months. As the dealer gave up and told me they were unable to fix it, I started action to get my money back. After a struggle, LRNA eventually coughed up the full amount and they took a $14k hit. Picked up my 2011 Porsche Cayenne S today - what a great car - handles better, more power, looks fantastic. Time will tell but my self esteem has been restored.

My advice - stay away from the Range Rover - take heed from the JD Power ratings - Range Rover is bottom of the list for a good reason and their quality / reliability remains firmly stuck in era of British Leyland in the sixties and so far behind the German / Japanese manufacturers that you need a telescope!
 

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I will say this again, if you drive 100% on the street, there are better SUV's out there than the RRS. If you want to do some offroading and drive on the street, then the RRS and RR are in a different league. But since they are needlessly complicated for the street, more stuff tends to go wrong.

In addition, reliability will always be an issue if the British and electronics are involved...its a genetic/cultural thing. Having said that, the Germans have issues with electronics themselves, primarily related to their strange obsession to control everything in the car with one knob. Which unfortunately, seems to have caught on with the rest of the industry.
 

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Have owned 9 LR's and the current one is a sport- bought it In 06 when it came out and had to have the Vesuvius orange, supercharged one and 22" wheels. Have had a couple of not great ones--the special edition Holland & Holland I dumped after 9 mos. This sport which I am now going to turn in may be the best of them all along with the 03 (loved that BMW engine). It has been a great, carefree car, and I have had it 4 years-the first one i've kept beyond 3. Although I am replacing it with range rover-it's simply because I need more room. So yes absolutely would buy another-have enjoyed (nearly) every mile.
 

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I have an 08 RRS and the only problem I've had with it is a leaky sunroof. High performance cars require more frequent tire changes and blah blah blah. However, I'm actually a sports car enthusiast rather than an off road enthusiast. I don't, by nature, expect to have to perform high maintenance on my RRS even though apparently I do have to.

The new RR and RRS that I recently played with at the dealership are really nice, so I may be persuaded to purchase a Range Rover again. If I were to purchase another RR I would very much prefer the full size RR for practicality and space.

The RRS is actually my wife's, so we would go with an suv as a family. Personally, I'd go with a Porsche 911, Lambo, or a jet. Okay not really a jet. I'm afraid of heights/flying.
 

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Yes I will ... my RRS is closing in on 145K and I will likely keep it and trade in my 2000 RR in a year or so, I have considered trading both for a new RR, but I really like the sport. Now if the RR offers a 3rd row seat anytime soon, I might change my mind. (place for the Grandkids)
 
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