2013 Range Rover Sport HSE Timing Chain Replacement

Discussion in 'Introduction' started by Mark Spurlock, Feb 14, 2020 at 6:02 PM.

  1. Mark Spurlock

    Mark Spurlock New Member

    Age:
    67
    Posts:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Friday
    Location:
    Abilene, TX
    I have owned this 2013 Range Rover Sport since Dec 2015 and love the car. There is 146K on the car and primarily it has been a lot of highway miles b/f between hometown of Abilene to DFW area. I was informed by the RR dealership in Ft Worth just w/in the past few weeks that I will soon be needing to have the timing chain replaced on it. I do have warranty coverage on the vehicle when I purchase it used in 2015. The situation I am in is that the dealership obviously will have to tear the engine down to get to the timing chain so that the warranty company inspector can see the timing chain. If for some reason the warranty company will not approve the cost then I will be out the roughly $6800 quoted for parts/labor. I also have had some work done here in Abilene and the owner of this garage does not feel comfortable in doing that extensive work on the RR. My concern of course is that the warranty company will find something else in order to get out of paying for the work or only cover a certain portion of the job. I love the car and do not want to have to buy something else. Any thoughts suggestions??
     
  2. joey

    joey Custom Rover Accessories Staff Member

    Posts:
    9,995
    Likes Received:
    86
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2004
    Welcome to the forum. Wish you the best on this, did you LR dealer tell you it would be covered under warranty? I can only see it covered if it was causing issues.
     
  3. Mark Spurlock

    Mark Spurlock New Member

    Age:
    67
    Posts:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Friday
    Location:
    Abilene, TX
    The warranty is covered by a 3rd party company and I purchased the lifetime warranty when I obtained the car in 2015 from a large used car dealership in the DFW area. The dealership obviously can't say what the warranty company will do.
     
  4. joey

    joey Custom Rover Accessories Staff Member

    Posts:
    9,995
    Likes Received:
    86
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2004
    I know from previous experience Warranty companies will only cover items that are actually bad. So unless the timing chain is bad and making noise I doubt they will cover this work.
     
  5. Mark Spurlock

    Mark Spurlock New Member

    Age:
    67
    Posts:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Friday
    Location:
    Abilene, TX
    Bad can be open for interpretation by the warranty company; but it is making noise. I did pull up the BBB report on Warranty Solutions out of Denver and of course there are a lot of horror stories.
     

Share This Page