Turbo failure on a Range Rover - do I have any recourse?

I have a four-year-old Range Rover Sport bought new from a dealer. I have had all the servicing done by the same dealer on schedule. The vehicle has done 68,000 miles and the turbos self destructed, causing massive destruction in the V8 diesel engine.

It is going to cost thousands to fix - do I have any recourse? Is the vehicle fit for purpose?

Asked on 27 November 2013 by jmf

Answered by Honest John
The turbos on the V6 and V8 diesels do get very hot indeed. There should be an instruction on a plate somewhere warning you to idle the turbos before switching off when they are red hot, which they will be after ascending a long incline or after towing and which they can be after a long run on the motorway. No such warning on a plate on the car or in the handbook, then I think you do have a claim against the supplying and servicing dealer, as long as it is the same dealer.
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