View Full Version : Software update a must for all !!!


RvDUB
04-14-2010, 02:32 PM
Just wanted to share my experience with the forum.

I took my '07 LR3 in last week to have them fix the send row sunshade that would not stay latched. So I searched the forum and found a wonderful list of TSB's for the '06-'07 LR's. I took my list to Land Rover Denver East which gladly fixed it under warranty.

As I was looking at the other TSB's for '06-'07 LR's I noticed the one below and mentioned it to my Service Adviser that I do experience this issue. So they upgraded the ECU and Transmission software/firmware as well.

I will have to say that upgrade made a BIG difference! My LR shifts better and faster and it feels like a new machine! The engine is faster to rev and is a lot more aggressive! It feels like I have an additional 50 HP !

Just my experience with the upgrade but I would say it is worth a question to your service adviser!

Make : LAND ROVER Model : LR3 Year : 2006
Manufacturer : LAND ROVER
Service Bulletin Number : 00013 Date of Bulletin : MAY 24, 2007
NHTSA Item Number : 10021974
Component : ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Summary :
SLOW ACCELERATION FROM A STANDING START. *KB

PicnSav
04-14-2010, 02:39 PM
Thanks RvDub.

I wish I saw this before my warranty expired. Do you notice a drop in MPG?

RvDUB
04-14-2010, 06:30 PM
Thanks RvDub.

I wish I saw this before my warranty expired. Do you notice a drop in MPG?

Nope! I did not see a drop in MPG. It is staying right around 17.2 MPG.

Houm_WA
04-14-2010, 06:44 PM
...interesting that '05s aren't affected.

RvDUB
04-14-2010, 09:19 PM
...interesting that '05s aren't affected.

What's interesting is I just checked Edmund's and they do not have this TSB listed for an '05. http://www.edmunds.com/maintenance/recalltsb.html?type=tsb&styleId=100477290&zip=80127#5

With that said in my experiences the TSB's issues will include all previous year's. Still may be worth a mention to your service advisor.

Trynian
04-14-2010, 10:47 PM
...interesting that '05s aren't affected.

Another plus for the faultmate is that you can check that you have the current software update for your vehicle and update it if not. It is a bit of a process but doable none the less.

Houm_WA
04-15-2010, 12:10 AM
Great...now I want the Faultmate!

My wife will not be pleased!

RvDUB
04-15-2010, 12:44 AM
Another plus for the faultmate is that you can check that you have the current software update for your vehicle and update it if not. It is a bit of a process but doable none the less.

I have not heard of the faultmeter! But I think I need one! lol :biggrin:

toddjb122
04-15-2010, 04:36 PM
My acceleration is awful these days. It is basically that throttle delay when you come to a rolling stop (intersections, pulling onto a road, STOP signs I don't actually stop for...). I get a 2 second delay from when I hit the gas to when the car goes. It is awful and dangerous.

Dealer won't fix it. Claims it is just my rover's learned settings and all he'll do is reset them for me or tell me how to do it. It never fixes the problem.

I've discussed this here before, as have others, but as summer approaches and my foot gets heavier, I notice it more! Anyone have some fixes? Maybe I should go to another dealer before my LR Extended expires (I'm at 92K now).

dantheman1
04-15-2010, 04:42 PM
It might help to disconnect the battery for 10min and let the computers reset. Dealer told me the same thing when I brought mine in, they updated the engine and tranny software for $100 and seemed to work for a month or two, but it went back to its "learned" settings. I notice now though, when I had to unplug the battery to run a V1 hardwire, the responsiveness is better.

Houm_WA
04-15-2010, 05:56 PM
...maybe it's not just the car's learned settings but the $hit you guys are teaching it!

What if you reset it, and then drove it more aggressively for a month? I drive in Sport Mode when I'm not on the freeway and I don't notice any sluggishness. I will note however that after I got my MAF Sensor replaced the LR3 was like a whole different rig. Much more responsive and quick.

You guys getting any REP messages? Have you ever had your MAF changed? Maybe it's just a component that needs to be changed every 60k or so...

davidfkon
04-15-2010, 06:04 PM
I was experincing the exact same thing. Told the dealer, and it was fixed with a software upgrade. Now, smooth as silk from a stop . . .

My acceleration is awful these days. It is basically that throttle delay when you come to a rolling stop (intersections, pulling onto a road, STOP signs I don't actually stop for...). I get a 2 second delay from when I hit the gas to when the car goes. It is awful and dangerous.

Dealer won't fix it. Claims it is just my rover's learned settings and all he'll do is reset them for me or tell me how to do it. It never fixes the problem.

I've discussed this here before, as have others, but as summer approaches and my foot gets heavier, I notice it more! Anyone have some fixes? Maybe I should go to another dealer before my LR Extended expires (I'm at 92K now).

techboydino
04-15-2010, 11:11 PM
My acceleration is awful these days. It is basically that throttle delay when you come to a rolling stop (intersections, pulling onto a road, STOP signs I don't actually stop for...). I get a 2 second delay from when I hit the gas to when the car goes. It is awful and dangerous.

Dealer won't fix it. Claims it is just my rover's learned settings and all he'll do is reset them for me or tell me how to do it. It never fixes the problem.

I've discussed this here before, as have others, but as summer approaches and my foot gets heavier, I notice it more! Anyone have some fixes? Maybe I should go to another dealer before my LR Extended expires (I'm at 92K now).

Same story here. Delay actually scares me sometimes when I need to pull out. The next trip to the dealer will result in a laundry list for them. Hopefully it works out. Some issues are the same that I tell them every trip.

RvDUB
05-13-2010, 05:41 PM
Another plus for the faultmate is that you can check that you have the current software update for your vehicle and update it if not. It is a bit of a process but doable none the less.

I have a VAG-COM for my Audi and am intrigued with the FaultMate. Let me ask you this. You said you can update the software via FaultMate. Is that correct? If so, is it the same software that the dealer would use to update your ECU's? How do you get the updated software?

Trynian
05-13-2010, 05:52 PM
I have a VAG-COM for my Audi and am intrigued with the FaultMate. Let me ask you this. You said you can update the software via FaultMate. Is that correct? If so, is it the same software that the dealer would use to update your ECU's? How do you get the updated software?

Yes you can, it is like flashing new firmware to a computer component. I haven't messed with it much other then to check if I had the latest releases but to my understanding the software they use is from the dealer. Sometimes it takes a bit of time before they get a new release after it is released to the dealers.

RvDUB
05-13-2010, 05:55 PM
Yes you can, it is like flashing new firmware to a computer component. I haven't messed with it much other then to check if I had the latest releases but to my understanding the software they use is from the dealer. Sometimes it takes a bit of time before they get a new release after it is released to the dealers.

Now THAT is slick! Anyone in the Denver Area with a FaultMate ;) :biggrin:

ryan-in-oregon
05-13-2010, 06:27 PM
Unless you spend big bucks for one they are locked to a single vehicle....