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Hi, new owner of a 2017 R-line plus. I like I, but I don’t love it.

be kind, I’m new.

My previous car, a Range Rover, recognised my phone every time I got in, no need to search, it just found it and as I love an audio book, it started to play when I started the engine.

I honestly could not fault infotainment in the RR… everything else let me down, but the infotainment was fab!

Im struggling with my Treg. It doesn’t seem to find my phone every time I get in, I usually have to search for it , it often says no Bluetooth found 🤦‍♀️ and that’s gonna get real old real quick. Also, if the sensors are triggered the volume is cut while I’m listening, it doesn’t come back to normal volume once the sensors are no longer triggered 😤.. anyone else had these issues or any suggestions about how I can fix it..

my phone is a the latest iPhone, so really shouldn’t be this difficult - what am I missing?
 

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And if what BG has suggested doesn't work, reset the head unit and see how you go. Next option (if bought from a dealer) is to take it back. Head units are not cheap if they go pear shaped
 

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An audio book that started to play immediately the engine was started? I wouldn't want that!! My phone connects via BT every time has never not done so. The volume always returns to how I had it set.

Wipe all previous phones & pair yours again. The RNS850 was a top notch system in 2010 but is a bit dated now.

As much as I like my Touareg it is a downgrade from a full fat Range Rover the interior alone should tell you that.
 

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Ok, so car only landed yesterday, I’ll try re pair, thank you!
An audio book that started to play immediately the engine was started? I wouldn't want that!! My phone connects via BT every time has never not done so. The volume always returns to how I had it set.

Wipe all previous phones & pair yours again. The RNS850 was a top notch system in 2010 but is a bit dated now.

As much as I like my Touareg it is a downgrade from a full fat Range Rover the interior alone should tell you that.
yup, still coming to terms with the compromise, luxury vs. reliability.. 😕
 

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How unreliable was your RR?, major items or niggles? I have been tempted to change!!

The Touareg has been pretty good so far at 70k. Start now never to late & change the oil more often than what VW say. 5k imho. DIY (using a pump extraction & the filter is bonnet accessible so no ramps or groveling on the floor removing under trays or sump plugs) it costs around £70 and an hour of your time.
 

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How unreliable was your RR?, major items or niggles? I have been tempted to change!!

The Touareg has been pretty good so far at 70k. Start now never to late & change the oil more often than what VW say. 5k imho. DIY (using a pump extraction & the filter is bonnet accessible so no ramps or groveling on the floor removing under trays or sump plugs) it costs around £70 and an hour of your time.
RR main dealer shite. Since found a local specialist who is more of a RR whisperer and life was less of a struggle and considerably less expensive!
Had a breakdown problem that was tracked down to fuel starvation when the tank dipped below the 1/2 full level due to saddle tank and pump failure. Super annoying because it would break down, be unresponsive for the AA, then winched on a vehicle & delivered to the garage - low and behold the action of loading and unloading rebalanced the fuel and the car would start!
Recently started to show an intermittent gear fault, so I thought I’d cut my losses. But I have to say, I’ve never kept a car that let me down as long as I did the RR, I miss it. The Tregs ok, but it isn’t a RR, they sort of burrow their way under your skin.. it’s a bit like having an annoying dog, it makes you swear, and you wonder why you ever thought it was a good idea, but it‘s a member of the family and deep down you love it.
 

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If you want to run a Range Rover always buy two . . . with one of them being a Classic to remind you of better days!
 
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An L405 those look superb inside & out. I was close to swapping last year but glad I didn't now with the price of diesel. If you are disappointed with the infotainment in your Touareg you could consider an Android auto / Carplay upgrade. Either a Naviplus or a Unigue Audio developments option.

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An L405 those look superb inside & out. I was close to swapping last year but glad I didn't now with the price of diesel. If you are disappointed with the infotainment in your Touareg you could consider an Android auto / Carplay upgrade. Either a Naviplus or a Unigue Audio developments option.

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Thanks all, but it’s going back. I don’t love it and it’s too much of an investment to feel so ‘meh‘ about it. My RR will be home where she belongs by the end of the week. 😁
 

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It's peculiar how we 'fall' for specific brands. I truly dislike LR products after poor experiences. I am (was?) a BMW devotee for years but not so much now! Why? My X6 is a fabulous machine it's comfortable, quick and just nice. It's no off roader for sure but it wasn't intended to be. On the other hand my elderly, more recently acquired Touareg has really captured me. It is excellent at what it was designed to be, a luxurious 4x4 with genuine off road ability. I smile every time i drive either. With past LRs I often wondered whether I would actually reach my destination.
 

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I had a Full Fat Range Rover 4.4 vogue a couple of years ago. They are also known
as Grand Rovers as every time they break down thats what they cost. I did love it funnily
enough but there was always that niggle in the back of my mind saying "right, whats going to break next".
unfortunately or fortunately someone did me a favour and stole it. My current soon to be ex car is a Jag XF
Sportbrake, beautiful to look at but littered with electrical gremlins. I have vowed never to buy JLR again.
 
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