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Thread: Well it finally happened, my 2015 D4 stuck me up!

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    Well it finally happened, my 2015 D4 stuck me up!

    I left home last Thursday a week ago, heading for King Ash Bay with a 6.7M in tow. Overnighted in Isa, got up next morning and to my horror found that the Disco would not come out of park. I rang Landrover Assist, who subcontracted the job to the RACQ.

    I am left with the view that the RACQ technicians who attended were well out of their depth - unable to get it out of park. I don't think they rang the LR technical help number, which I advised them existed, for help. Soon defaulted to "it will have to be towed". They were also unable to get the vehicle into neutral to allow it to be easily loaded into a tilt truck.

    Mt Isa is not a good place to have a broken down Disco!

    I have to say that the LR Assist people were extremely helpful. They organised for my Disco to be trucked to Townsville and paid for five days rental of a suitable 4x4 to allow us to continue our fishing adventure.

    After a horror start, we had a great week's fishing, boating 102 barra in 5 days.

    Fortunately, through my work, I have friends on the Barkly Tableland and was able to drop the boat off on the way back to Isa to return the rental, and I fly out in the morning.

    Will be interesting to find out the cause of the problem and I look forward to getting my Disco back - less so to the 2600 km drive to retrieve my boat!

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    Not a good feeling, but hopefully nothing too serious - with a bit of luck, it might be as simple as a faulty brake pedal switch, but also could be a shift lock solenoid fault (although this usually comes with a fault light...):
    8 speed shift lock solenoid problems

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    Oops, my mistake, I just re-read the shift lock solenoid posts - with that issue there is no fault light on the instrument cluster, but there is a fault logged in the background that can be read with a suitable tool.

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    You should familiarise yourself with the steps to get it out of park so that at least it can be moved without dragging tyres.
    MY12 RRV 4.4 TDV8 AB, +LLAMS, +e-diff, +ACC stop/go. Produce LLAMS for LR/RR, Jeep GC/Dodge Ram
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graeme View Post
    You should familiarise yourself with the steps to get it out of park so that at least it can be moved without dragging tyres.
    Ií ve read it - well above my pay grade!
    I would argue RACQ tech should have been able to do it - with help from LR help line!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barraman View Post
    Ií ve read it - well above my pay grade!
    I would argue RACQ tech should have been able to do it - with help from LR help line!
    Agreed. Road side assistance is often no more than access to a tilt tray IME
    Not sure what we pay for other than a double delay if itís more than a flat tyre or empty fuel tank
    Phil B

    Custodian of:
    1974 S3 swb wagon (sold)
    1978 S3 swb canvas
    48 749 '88 4x4 Perentie
    1985 County with 4BD1T

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    If the shift lock motor won't operate then I doubt that the emergency park release will work anyway.
    MY12 RRV 4.4 TDV8 AB, +LLAMS, +e-diff, +ACC stop/go. Produce LLAMS for LR/RR, Jeep GC/Dodge Ram
    VK2HFG and APRS W1 digi

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    To finish the story, faulty transmission selector unit being replaced by the local dealer - $1,200 - jobs done!

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