I thought that initially. But then I remembered about all the DS failures (see previous link) and they are often newer models.
Thank you all. Having looked at the DS forum, there seems to be a common theme. Suspect the pre ingenium steering arms are exactly the same as MY16 and beyond. Fix On Fail seems to be the initial view and will keep the forum updated.Agree Doink, thought it was MY14 and 15 at risk... now an My16.5!
Good luck Boltby, they should do this as a fix on fail for free as Donna has been through, let us know how it pans out!
Don't broadcast your resultanat calorie usage otherwise JLR may start charging for this weight reduction service!!!Hi, quick update - back on the road. Followed Donna’s advice on the locked down thread.
Steering rack authorised by JLR so zero cost.
Received a positive attitude from JLR, but a bit stressful until the authorisation is confimed.
Burnt an extra 10000 calories off this week, biking to work, walking. Probably another 100000 from stress 😀.
No doubt more posts will arrive regarding this concern, you’re in safe hands here, just follow the excellent advice. 👍
Reply from DVSA - 16 March 2020Don't broadcast your resultanat calorie usage otherwise JLR may start charging for this weight reduction service!!!
Thanks for the update.Reply from DVSA - 16 March 2020
I have been passed your case to consider which has the above reference number.
DVSA have received several similar defect cases. These reports have been submitted advising of power steering failures on the Land Rover product range. The vehicles reported with the problem are the Discovery Sport and the Range Rover Evoque. The failures have left drivers having to apply additional effort and without warning. The concern raised is this could lead to loss of control or an accident if the driver were not able to react in time or apply enough effort particularly at speed.
In order to understand the effects of power steering loss when driving a Range Rover Evoque or a discovery sport, a test drive examination of a Land Rover Discovery Sport vehicle was carried out.
Following the test drive examination it was concluded that failure is most likely to occur at very low manoeuvring speeds and unlikely at higher speeds. If it were to fail at very low speed, the driver is able to bring the vehicle to a safe stop very quickly. For these reasons, it was not possible to conclude the failure of the Steering Assistance on the Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque due to corrosion of the retaining bolts, leading to the EPS motor detachment, met the definition of an unsafe product.
However, it is clear that drivers of these vehicles are concerned this is a safety issue and have raised this point with DVSA. DVSA has recommended the manufacturer carries out a recall but they insist on carrying out repairs on a fix on fail basis.
Whilst DVSA shares your concerns, unfortunately there is no further action to be taken with regards to your vehicle. However, DVSA are continuing with investigations into the reason for failure and will publish any new findings should they arise. Your details will remain on file for future reference.
Free replacement of what, the 3 bolts or the entire rack? LR will not issue a recall because they daren't touch the bolts as they'll shear off leaving LR to replace the whole rack, yes ok you can argue they're replacing racks FOC anyway as per this thread but they are doing them on a 'fix on fail' basis, when it breaks we'll fix it but no sooner, can you imagine the work load and back log the dealers would have if replacing the bolts became a recall, I'm certain 99% of those would become rack jobsThanks for the update.
While this is the case, you would think that LR would issue instructions to their dealer network etc. to authorise the free replacement without many people (as seen here) having to fight for the right outcome after being told 'no' or only offered partial costs!