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    This must be embarrassing for Land Rover

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    In addition to the electrical issues that some new Defenders have in the UK this Dad and Son team love their LR's and had a great run from a D2 and a good run also from a D3. Their New Defender isn't going so well unfortunately. It is just so unacceptable to have check engine light issues and camera issues etc straight out of the box. The dealers seem to be uncertain as to.the reason for the engine warning...swapping around coil packs...

    Such a pitty.

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    Oh well, they say never buy the first or new cars.
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    Yep Simon. I wouldn't buy the first either.

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    This Defender is going to go the same way as the Freelander 1 - a great car whose reputation was crippled by poor serviceability aspects of just the 1.8 petrol engine - the bad name tarnished everything.

    Similar has happened with the D5 which now has a stink about it.

    The same will happen with the Defender if they do not jump on these silly little reliability issues - the word is already spreading and will soon kill is reputation.
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    Iím not sure how this can be a surprise. Land Rover has nearly the worst reliability rating in the world. It is rare to meet a new owner that has not had multiple failures during warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slunnie View Post
    Oh well, they say never buy the first or new cars.
    Further evidence that they should have gone for a 68th year model, rather than a first. This must be embarrassing for Land Rover
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    It really is unbelievable,isnít it?

    After all the reliability surveys,reputation over the years,itís still going on?

    Other manufacturers have these problems sorted,but some seem to continue with them.

    I have had LRís for the last 21 yrs,and run a fleet of Jap/Thailand commercial vehicles for the last 30 yrs,and from my experience,there is just no comparison in the reliability,service costs,fit and finish,etc,etc,between the two.

    Sure,the D4,which was mainly Ford,was better,but it still isnít up to the standard of others on the market.

    This is one reason we have replaced the D4 with another brand.
    Yes,you guessed it,the one the sheep buy.
    After looking around for a long time,and wanting a large 4WD wagon,new,and suited us,there was no other option.
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    Bit early to be making big calls.....

    Engine light on only one to date? Could be serious but looks like it wasnít and it been fixed.

    Camera not working isnít a big deal.

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    Iím confused as to why people think this is any different to every other vehicle they make.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red90 View Post
    Iím confused as to why people think this is any different to every other vehicle they make.
    Iím confused why people think this is different to any other brand with a new model release.
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