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Couple infuriated with their £44,000 Range Rover and slap a home-made warning sticker on side

Mirror logo Mirror 19/03/2017 Rachel Bishop
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A couple who say their £44,000 Range Rover has been plagued with problems have put a poster on it warning others never to buy one.

Retirees Trevor and Ann Heley claim the 4x4 has a faulty ECO system, the tailgate rattles and the brake disks and pads need replacing.

So they have slapped it with a sticker that reads: “Range Rover Evoque - this is the worst car purchase I have ever made. Be warned!”

Jaguar Land Rover, which owns Range Rover, say they are "working hard to resolve" the issues the couple have spoken about.

Trevor, a retired engineer, and Ann, a retired nurse, also claim that the rear camera is useless in rain or damp conditions, the surround camera system is useless in the dark and the operation of the electric handbrake is impractical.

Credits: Huddersfield Examiner © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: Huddersfield Examiner The couple bought the car less than two years ago from Huddersfield-based Rocar Moores Land Rover, which was taken over by Rybrook Group four months later.

After what the couple claim was limited help from the companies involved, they say their ‘only alternative’ was to put warning signs on it.

“It hasn’t come easy to attach the signs. We feel embarrassed about admitting we own a vehicle that we are so dissatisfied with,” Trevor told The Huddersfield Daily Examiner.

Trevor said: “There have been numerous previous problems with the vehicle and with the dealership not complying with Jaguar Land Rover protocols or following their own working instructions.

Credits: Huddersfield Examiner © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: Huddersfield Examiner “Unfortunately, we cannot come to an amicable agreement with Jaguar Land Rover or their dealer. We have lost all faith with the Evoque and Jaguar Land Rover.

“Jaguar Land Rovers’ attitude is that they want us to just grin and bear owning a vehicle that, we feel, is not of satisfactory quality, is not fit for purpose nor is as described.”

The couple from Fixby, say they will list the car for sale on eBay for a “reasonable” price.

A Jaguar Land Rover spokeswoman said: "At this stage the case with Mr and Mrs Heley is currently active. Our executive team have been working for some time to draw this to a satisfactory close.

"Until the case is closed we cannot comment any further, however we are working hard to resolve this."

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