With its superb off-road capabilities and excellent fuel economy, it’s no wonder that the Range Rover Evoque remains a favorite in the high-performance subcompact SUV segment. It is a good idea that you know the common faults of the Range Rover Evoque , before buying this car.
Unfortunately, being a luxury vehicle doesn’t exempt the Evoque from having its share of problems caused by worn or faulty parts. Let’s look at some of your most common problems so you know what repairs you may need in the future.
How good is the Range Rover Evoque?
The Range Rover Evoque isn’t the most reliable luxury subcompact SUV. Consumers give it a 3.5 out of a 5.0 reliability score, ranking it ninth out of 11 luxury SUVs. The model has high ownership costs that can run as high as $1,100 per year , which is $240 more than the ownership costs of its competitors.
Most Evoque owners have to take their vehicles in for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.6 times a year, with a 12% chance of having serious problems.
Common Range Rover Evoque faults
Just like any other make and model, problems with your Range Rover Evoque can arise as the mileage accumulates. These are some of its most common problems:
1. Electrical problems
Inaccurate speedometer and odometer readings caused by a software error are common problems on some 2020 Range Rover Evoque SUVs. It has been reported that the instrument cluster of affected vehicles randomly swaps gauge units, creating a distraction that can result in speeding.
This led the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to issue recall number 20V751000 in December 2020.
2. Security issues
Many 2020 Range Rover Evoque owners have reported that their SUV roofs were installed without a metal plate. This reduced your vehicle’s head protection in the event of a collision.
Roof replacement can cost $300-$400 plus labor costs . Other reported safety hazards for this model year include faulty seat belts, a deployed knee airbag, and highly flammable seat covers.
3. Wiper/Washer Problems
A faulty wiper blade is another commonly reported problem on 2020 Evoques. In most cases, the wiper system fuse fails and reduces driver visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.
Land Rover recalled the affected vehicles to have the fuses replaced, as well as the engine junction box cover. The automaker has also added an insert to the owner’s manual with updated information on fuse values , as the affected vehicles did not meet the initial requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) Number 104 ( “Windshield cleaning and washing systems”).
4. Leakage failures in the fuel rail plugs
Leaking fuel rail end caps are a common complaint among many 2018 Range Rover Evoque owners. This can lead to fuel vapor or liquid fuel leaks into the engine compartment , increasing the risk of fire when the fuel rail is removed. leak reaches an ignition source, such as the engine and other exhaust components.
5. Faults of incorrect readings in the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
Some 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque convertibles with 20-inch wheels have been reported to have a faulty TPMS. This may not activate a warning light when the vehicle’s tire pressure drops below the recommended cold inflation pressure.
Driving with low tire pressure can lead to tread separation and increase the risk of an accident , which led NHTSA to issue recall number 18V088000 in February 2018. Land Rover will set the TPMS on vehicles affected with the correct lighting setting, free of charge.
6. Gear shift problems
Many owners of 2012-2017 Range Rover Evoques have reported transmission slippage and shifting issues whenever the transmission got hot. These problems are usually caused by faulty software , a faulty valve body, or failing shift solenoids.
7. Engine harness faults
In 2017 Jaguar Land Rover recalled many 2.0-litre diesel Evoques due to a faulty engine routing harness. The defect can cause the harness to come in contact with the cast support of the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and the engine to shut down while driving. It can also lead to other problems such as depletion of the brake vacuum reservoir , which can lead to loss of brake assist.
8. Problems with air suspension
The Range Rover Evoque also has its fair share of air suspension issues. For example, there have been many reports of leaking or ruptured airbags in Range Rover vehicles.
Other common air suspension problems include a worn ride height sensor and compressor, punctured or broken airlines, and a faulty control module. Resolving these issues typically involves replacing the airbag or overhauling the entire suspension system with an air suspension kit, which can cost $200-$800 plus labor costs.
9. Control Arm Failures
The 2016 model is known to have faulty control arms that can affect steering control. In fact, the automaker recalled some Evoques sold between March 31 and August 25, 2016 due to incorrect mounting of the linkage between the lower control arm and front suspension wishbone.
If not fixed, a faulty control arm can cause the front suspension to fail and lead to an accident . Aftermarket control arm replacements can cost anywhere from $100 to $500 plus labor costs.
10. Failure of the steering gear mounting bolts and rear brake caliper mountings
Many 2012 Range Rover Evoque owners report hearing strange noises coming from the front suspension due to faulty steering gear mounting bolts. There are also reports of detached brake caliper mounts , leading to brake failure and tire deflation.
Be aware that even a luxury vehicle like the Range Rover Evoque can have worn or damaged parts that can affect drivability and ride comfort. To get more mileage out of yours, familiarize yourself with its most common problems so you know what repairs you may need in the future and prevent premature wear on parts.