Land Rover Range Rover Evoque (2011–2019)

What's good

Incredibly desirable and sought after.

23-1-2017: Specific report from owner who bought Range Rover Evoque 2.2 diesel in 2015. "A service pack formed part of the deal and after 42,000 miles, the front tyres still have 4mm of tread and the rears 6mm. I average 41mpg and apart from RFL, insurance and fuel, my only running expense has been 2 headlight bulbs and a set of wiper blades. The MOT smoke opacity test was aborted after 5 minutes due to "Emissions being too clean"

13-3-2018: New software update that gets rid of most of the Incontrol Touch Pro (entertainment system) gremlins. This update is for Discovery Sport, Evoque, Velar and F-Pace . It’s called 17c. Or 3.5.  Released late February, so if anyone has trouble with the infotainment system, they need to shout at their dealer for the latest update.

What to watch out for

Criticism that large door mirrors obscure view from drivers seat.

14-11-2012: Complaint about creaks around doors, seats, dashboard and rattles in doors.

4-4-2013: Complaint that misfuel prevention device did not prevent misfuelling.

12-6-2013: Report of engine failure due to lack of oil in year old Evoque. However, the car had reached 23,000 miles, had missed its first service by 6,000 miles and it was likely that the oil level had never been checked, so this is no more than a warning to check the engine oil level every fortnight or so.

22-10-2013: Complaint of bad engine vibration through the steering wheel of 6 month old 2WD Evoque. Worst at between 1000-2000rpm. Land Rover engineer advised that the "slight" resonance felt at a certain speed and rpm, is due to the harmonics of the engine and this has been replicated in all eight similar vehicles that were tested. He concluded that the vehicle is working to design intent, and does not require any remedial action.

6-12-2013: Severe engine vibration of Range Rover Evoque felt though the steering wheel at between 1200rpm and 1800rpm confirmed by Scotia Expert Witness Engineer's report.

19-11-2014: Range Rover Evoque bonnet catch mechanisms seem to be very rust prone and require regular greasing.

12-5-2015: One year old Evoque suffered ruptured EGR cooler allowing coolant into engine.

16-8-2015: Problems reported with 9-speed automatic transmission of 2014 Evoque: Returned to dealer 3 times for ECU updates to allow correct messages to be received from the management computer to the gearbox enabling the correct gear to be located.

1-9-2015: Tube came off turbo of Si4 petrol engine necessitating a new turbo which, for some reason, was in short supply.

22-1-2016: Report that stop/start on Evoque fitted with new Ingenium diesel engine is not working and that dealer can't make it work.

28-7-2016: Report of clutch failing on ex-demo 2015 Range Rover Evoque SD4 at 18,000 miles.

2-9-2016: Report of Range Rover Evoque breaking down five times in 2 years and 26,000 miles.

22-11-2016: Report of clutch and DMF failing on 2014 Range Rover Evoque manual at 15,000 miles. JLR capitulated and reduced the bill from £2,000 to £1,000.

13-12-2016: Report of loud "clattering" noise on first start up from 2013 Range Rover Evoque 2.2 Diesel. Noise goes away after 20 - 30 seconds and settles down with normal diesel noise. The vehicle has only covered 12000 and has had been serviced each year by local Range Rover dealership. Otherwise drives well.

10-2-2017: Report of reader buying a navigation update from the Land Rover website for his 2012 Range Rover Evoque. The update didn't work so Land Rover suggested he got a new USB stick from the Netherlands and let them install. They then had his car for 2 weeks and now say that the first USB has broken the main unit computer and it requires £1500 for a main unit which they will pay 50 per cent of.

14-2-2017: Report of Range Rover Evoque purchased in December 2016 and used for low mileage failing to regenerate its DPF, leading to an estimate of £2500 for a new DPF.

31-3-2017: Report of 35k miles 2013 Range Rover Evoque SD4 Pure going into 'restricted performance' mode. Stopped and switched off, waited a short while than restarted and it had cleared. Happened again. Eventually dealer replaced the Mass Airflow Sensor under extended LR warranty.

5-5-2017: Report of new £53,000 Range Rover Evoque purchased July 2016 having problems from new with the battery running down and losing things like automatic headlight function. Back to supplyng dealer five times, twice on a low loader, owner told nothing wrong with the battery. Then in April 2017 flat again and Land Rover Recovery service man found that the battery nuts were tightened down over the wires causing the battery to drain. He said it's a factory build fault. Car now back with supplying dealer for 3 weeks waiting for parts.

12-5-2017: Report that while a 2013 Range Rover Evoque was in for service the dealer reported there was a coolant leak from the EGR cooler requiring EGR and cooler to be replaced at a cost of £925.69. JLR eventually offered 50% towards the cost as "a gesture of goodwill".

1-6-2017: Report of 2015 Range Rover Evoque with 9-speed ZF automatic ransmission delaying/lagging in gear, then launching violently across a traffic island.

19-9-2017: Report of DPF light of Range Rover Evoque "coming up with DPF warning alarms all the time." Car is an April 2017 150bhp model ED4 AdBlue.

23-9-2017: Report of 4WD system of 2014 Range Rover Evoque refusing to work. Large triangle on dash informs driver he has only 2 wheel drive.

6-12-2017: Numerous faults reported with 2015 Range Rover Evoque culminating in a fire. Fire brigade confirmed electrical fault. Manufacturer is saying that’s not a manufacturer fault, therefore does not take responsibility. This seems to be a bit strange because there have been a number of recalls of Disco Sports and Evoques due to electrical short circuits that can cause fires.

19-12-2017: Report of December 2016 Range Rover Evoque convertible suffering cooling system problem at 11,000 miles in October 2017 and needing a new engine.

28-1-2018: Report of warning on dash "GEARBOX FAULT TRACTION REDUCED" in September 2012 Range Rover Evoque coupe 2.2 SD4 Dynamic auto, present mileage 57,000. Car went in for service and nothing was found. The warning was intermittent. 2 months later the warning reappeared and this time owner told that there was an oil leak and the Haldex oil pump needed replacing at a total cost of £935 (parts + labour)

15-3-2018: Report of June 2017 Range Rover Evoque SD4 used for 8000 miles a year already starting to show signs of oil ditution, probably due to being shut off mid active regeneration of the DPF.

11-5-2018: Report of EGR cooler leaking on 2.2 litre Ford engined Range Rover Evoque with 2.2 Ford/PSA diesel engine. Land Rover dealer quoted £1,500 to replace it. Previous report 12-5-2017 that while a 2013 Range Rover Evoque was in for service the dealer reported there was a coolant leak from the EGR cooler requiring EGR and cooler to be replaced at a cost of £925.69. JLR eventually offered 50% towards the cost as "a gesture of goodwill".

16-6-2018: Report of oil leak from transmission of 2013 Range Rover Evoque costing £800 to rectify.

11-7-2018: Report of 2016 Range Rover Evoque needing a new set of brake pads at 7,500 miles, probably due to rusted rear brake discs abrading the pads, then again at 12,000 miles.

10-8-2018: Bolt came off alternator of used and warranted 2013 Range Rover Evoque at 43,000 miles, entering the engine and wrecking it. Warranty provider is finding a reconditioned engine.

17-8-2018: Report of owner of 2012 Range Rover Evoque 2.2 SD4 suffering same problem as 10-2-2017. Bought the update from the designated website but Land Rover is saying it's corrupted the audio head and owner has to pay £2063 to fix it.

27-9-2018: Report of failure of electric steering rack motor of Range Rover Evoque at 48,000 miles.

30-9-2018: Report of failure of power steering rack of January 2015 Range Rover Evoque at 29,000 miles. The electric motor parted from the rack.

18-11-2018: Report of 2015 Range Rover Evoque breaking down unable to select gears and with a loss of electrics.

7-2-2019: Report of failure of clutch and dual mass flywheel of 2017 Range Rover Evoque manual at 19,000 miles.

15-2-2019: Report of 2016 Range Rover Evoque diesel suddenly surging when reversing.

4-3-2019: Report of DPF problems with December 2018 Range Rover Evoque 4D AWD SE Tech at 2000 miles.

4-3-2019: Report of 2018 Range Rover Evoque 2.0 240 diesel needing an oil and filter change at 6500 miles due to coontaminated oil.

27-3-2019: Report of bolts for steering rack motor of 2014 Range Rover Evoque shearing off after car was parked overnight following a 200 mile journey.

22-5-2019: Report of £1450 bill to replace EGR of 2014 Range Rover Evoque at 29,000 miles. JLR later contributed 50% of the cost.

28-6-2019: Report of 2016 Range Rover Evoque booked into dealer for first MoT service and owner told it needed a "Power Train Control Module update (N273)". (SEE RECALLS)

16-7-2019: Further report concerning unintentional acceleration of 2016 Range Rover Evoque diesel (See 15-2-2019).

11-9-2019: Report of steering defect with 2014 Range Rover Evoque 2.2 Coupe SD4 manual. Part of the steering rack disintegrated. A major safety issue.

19-9-2019: Another report steering rack problem on a 2014 Range Rover Evoque 2.2 SD4. The alloy bolts that hold the electric motor to the steering rack sheared and the motor came off the rack. After the motor was re-fitted the rack squeals and howls when driver turns the steering wheel.

30-10-2019: Grinding noise reported from rear brakes of 2017 Range Rover Evoque Tech during winter when it gets cold and damp.

8-11-2019: Report of Land Rover unable to supply a replacement wiring loom for a 2018 Range Rover Evoque. The car had been stolen, then Tracked down and recovered after extensive damage by the thieves attemting to remove a Tracker from it.

21-11-2019: Report of Range Rover Evoque convertible needing two replacement reversing cameras.

31-12-2019: Report of steering rack failure on 64k mile 2014 Range Rover Evoque. Two of the three bolts that secure the steering rack had snapped.

17-1-2020: Report of jolting when pulling away in 70k mile 2012 Range Rover Evoque automatic when the engine is hot.

23-1-2020: Report of amber triangle warning appeared stating "Gearbox fault" appearing in 36k mile 2014 Range Rover Evoque 9-speed automatic. Remained on for entire 20 minute journey. Next day did not appear until after 20 minutes of driving. Land Rover Assist reported fault with the torque converter. They turned the warning light off, but said that if it returned, further investigation would be necessary. It did come back on, this time with the engine management amber warning. Local garage drained and replaced the automatic transmission fluid that they said was black (burned).

2-2-2020: Report of squealing brakes on April 2019 registered 2011-2019 model Range Rover Evoque. Dealer told owner it is because of the differtent composition of the brake pad material so the brakes can cope with 12 month servicing rather than 12 month servicing.

Recalls

14-8-2013: Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover is recalling 11,852 vehicles in China over possible engine and oil leakage problems, the country’s quality watchdog said. The company said the recall would spread to other markets and relates to Ford-PSA sourced 2.2-litre diesel engines manufactured between January 2012 and June 2013. The engines are used in Jaguar XF and XJ models, Land Rover Freelander 2 and the Range Rover Evoque. JLR said it was aware of a limited number of incidents involving fuel leaks from the affected engine. "Following a thorough and detailed engineering investigation, Jaguar Land Rover has taken the decision to voluntarily recall all potentially affected vehicles.

14-9-2016: P085 VOLUNTARY SAFETY RELATED RECALL for Range Rover Evoque 2016 Model Year and Land Rover Discovery Sport 2016 Model Year. ENGINE COVER TO FUEL LINE FOUL. "At your visit, your preferred Land Rover authorised repairer will ensure the securing washers are pushed fully home and remove 9mm from the plastic moulded retaining posts. In addition, the tape wrapped around the fuel hose protective sleeve and the fuel hose will be visually inspected and replaced if there are signs of damage."

31-12-2016: R/2016/302. Land Rover Discovery Sport, Range Rover Evoque with 2.0 litre diesel engine: SHORT CIRCUIT MAY OCCUR. Vehicles included in safety recall R/2016/302 (P075) [Means R/2016/289] have received a modification which has subsequently been determined as not durable for the life of the vehicle. The engine harness may chafe on an engine bracket and cause engine malfunction. In extreme cases the engine may cut out. Fix: On affected vehicles inspect harness and repair as necessary. Fit new bracket and secure harness. VINs: SALVA2AN4GH079010 to SALVA2BNXGH099325 and SALCA2AN6GH545785 to SALCA2CN6GH567024. Build dates: 9-7-2015 to 16-10-2015.

31-1-2017: R/2016/289: Land Rover Discovery Sport, Range Rover Evoque with 2 ltr diesel vehicles with automatic transmission: ELECTRICAL SHORT CIRCUIT: It has been identified that the engine wiring harness of the 2.0ltr engined vehicles fitted with automatic transmission may have been incorrectly routed which may allow the wiring harness to contact the water charge air cooler bracket. Engine vibration can cause a chaffing condition where the outer sheathing of the cable can wear through and expose the wires of the engine harness. Depending on the orientation of the wires within the harness, then damage to wires can result in electrical arcing and a short circuit. This condition can also result in the illumination of a warning light on the instrument panel, loss of the electronic steering system, engine cut out without warning, melting of the cable sheathing and surrounding parts. Also, in extreme circumstances it can cause an under-bonnet fire. FIX: All affected vehicles will be recalled to inspect the clearance between the engine harness and water charge air cooler bracket. If the clearance is not to the correct specification the wiring harness will be repositioned and secured to ensure the specified clearance is achieved. If the engine harness shows signs of chafing the engine harness will be repaired, re-positioned to ensure the correct specification. VINs: SALVA2BN2HH168185 to SALVA5BN3HH188706 and
SALCA2AN9HH633943 to SALCA2BN2HH653045; build dates: 4-7-2016 to 10-10-2016

28-4-2017: Land Rover Safety Related Recall PO96 issued. "Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque 2016 model year Diesel Engine Specification Vehicles - AJ200 Diesel Engine Harness Foul to Umbilical Bracket. A concern has been identified with the routing of the engine harness in that it may not provide sufficient clearance and as a result could contact the Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve (EGR) umbilical bracket fitted to the vehicles identified above. Vehicles included in Safety Recall PO75 (R/2016/289) have received a modification which has subsequently been determined is not durable for the life of the vehicle. As a result, engine harness contact with the EGR Umbilical Bracket can cause the wires within the engine harness protective sleeve to wear through, exposing the actual wires to short to the metal bracket added as part of the Recall PO75 (R/2016/289) repair. There is a possibility that any circuit within the engine harness could be compromised dur tp this condition resulting in a range of vehicle failure modes. Jaguar Land Rover engineers have identified that in the worst case it is possible that the vehicle engine may cut out whilst in motion. Should the engine cut out the brake vacuum reeervoir will be depleted and the brakes will lose power assistance, however foundation brakes continue to operate."

2-1-2018: SSM73697 "A quality concern has been identified with the Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) catalytic converter and it does not align to the calibration management software for this system and therefore does not manage the soot levels as required."

15-3-2019: 44,000 JLR cars fitted with Ingenium 2.0 litre diesel engines recalled because CO2 emissions can vary and exceed the required limits. Affects Jaguar E-Pace, F-Pace, XE and XF, as well as the Land Rover Discovery, Discovery Sport, Range Rover Sport, Evoque and Velar, models from between 2016 and 2018. Issue discovered by the UK VCA (Vehicle Certification Agency). "Certain vehicles fitted with 2.0L diesel engines may emit excessive levels of CO2 and may not conform with the certified condition. The product does not comply with the regulation setting emission performance standards for new passenger cars and the regulation on type approval of motor vehicles with respect to emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles." Owners will be contacted by letter.Subject: Powertrain Control Module (PCM) Update.

28-08-2019: R/2019/227: Front or rear windshield washer system fuse may fail. The front or rear windshield washer system may fail should the system be operated in freezing or blocked conditions. Fix: Uprate fuse and replace junction box lid. Insert supplement in handbook. VINs: SALZA2BX7LH000120 to SALZA2AN9LH019199 . Build dates: 05-10-2018 to 04-04-2019.

29-09-2019: R/2019/046: Vehicle failed to achieve the required level of CO2 emissions. Fix: solutions include hardware and software changes. VINs: SALVB2CN2GH050454 to SALVB2DN0JH321467. Build dates: 13-03-2015 to 12-06-2018.

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