Funnily mine was one of the very first off the production line. And you’re right , it hasn’t taken any of the software updates the dealer did to fix faults with it refusing to charge , and a stability control malfunction, well at all.Thanks for all that Rob....lots of useful information there. I think you're right about the early models giving more problems and also the Friday cars. I also never touch the EV button and completely drain the batteries before recharging....makes a big difference to the range.
This is exactly my experience. car doesn’t seem to be able to heat the cabin using EV. It use to warm up when preconditioning but now it blows cold air . It would be good to know whether this is a fault/part malfunction or whether just a software glitch. Does anyone have the answer to that?Funnily mine was one of the very first off the production line. And you’re right , it hasn’t taken any of the software updates the dealer did to fix faults with it refusing to charge , and a stability control malfunction, well at all.
My main frustration now it’s colder outside is it no longer heats the cabin on EV . As soon as I touch the heater controls ICE kicks in, which it never used to. Also with the car still plugged , last winter I used to precondition the cabin on the battery to heat up the cabin each morning . It was nice and toasty and I was using my household electricity to help do so. This winter I get in it now and it’s blowing cold air much to my frustration. I don’t want it to sit idling on my drive burning petrol ,which is the alternative . Some people have mentioned a known EV heater fault ? Forums are a good opportunity for people like me to have a good moan - but they are also a great place for knowledge sharing and avoiding dealer fob offs .
If the P300e is such a complicated car to operate correctly, surely this will put off many buyers who are considering this model, as I’m sure the majority of drivers just want their car to work correctly, without having to have a ‘degree’ in how it should work??!! 🤔You are so right with that Angel. The P300e is a very complicated and slightly quirky car....and you really need to know exacrly how to operate and drive it to get the best performance, range, reliability and economy from it. Anyone who is contemplating buying a new P300e needs to FULLY read and understand the relevant sections in the online Land Rover iGuide first. I actually think Land Rover should also provide a full days instruction and demonstration, specifically on the hybrid vehicles, fo all new owners before they collect their new car. 👍
Sounds like it must have been a software update that has caused this failure to provide cabin heating while using EV. As you know mine hasn't been updated and it still manages to power everything I need via EV, without needing to fire up the petrol engine. The only slight downside to this is that the EV range is slightly reduced when I switch lots of stuff on....but it's not a massive reduction, just a few miles less.
It all depends on your driving style . You very quickly learn how to drive it in order to get the best EV range out of it. My wife is a more aggressive driver than me , and subsequently finds the car running more on the ICE than I do. I think that’s what @4ndy means.If the P300e is such a complicated car to operate correctly, surely this will put off many buyers who are considering this model, as I’m sure the majority of drivers just want their car to work correctly, without having to have a ‘degree’ in how it should work??!! 🤔
I had a day when my screen wouldn't tilt no matter what I did .. I was going to book it in but the next it just worked and was fine ever since just had a funny 5 mins so maybe yours is the sameHOWEVER yesterday every time I started it the main screen didn't tilt up, had to do it manually every time, hopefully today it will tilt to set position.