Experiencing an unexpected clunk or jolt when putting your Range Rover Evoque into drive can be quite alarming. I had this issue on my 2013 2.2 Diesel, 4-wheel drive model. In this article, we’ll look into the possible causes of this issue and discuss a quick and efficient fix that has proven effective.
The Symptom: Jolting and Clunking
The primary symptom that raises concerns is a distinct clunking sound or jolt that occurs when the car is put into drive. This issue seems to come out of nowhere and does not necessarily correspond with any other noticeable issues or changes in vehicle performance. However, it can indeed result in an unsettling driving experience and potentially affect the car’s long-term health if not addressed promptly.
When such an issue occurs, it’s best to consult a professional. We took the affected vehicle to James at JMB Land Rover Services, a great independent service centre for Land Rovers. Located at Unit 7, Shady Century Industrial Estate, Great Barr, Birmingham B44 9ER, James is reachable at 07841 706366. He is well-versed with a wide variety of issues that may occur with your Land Rover, making them an excellent resource for solutions.
James identified the cause of the problem quickly. He suggested that the issue was likely related to outdated software in the Transmission Control Module (TCM).
The Solution: Software Update
James’s professional experience led him to believe that a software update for the Transmission Control Module (TCM) would be the right solution. The TCM is responsible for controlling the transmission, including shifting gears and controlling the torque converter. If the TCM’s software is outdated, it could lead to problems such as jolting or clunking when shifting gears.
The process of updating the TCM software took less than an hour. It involved changing the software version from BJ32-14C337-BF to BJ32-14C337-BG. This software update was able to eliminate the clunking sound when the car was put into drive, confirming James’s diagnosis and the effectiveness of the solution.
Conclusion: Quick and Efficient Fix
When your Range Rover Evoque starts clunking or jolting when put into drive, it can be a sign of an outdated Transmission Control Module. Thanks to the professional assistance from JMB Land Rover Services, we found that a simple software update from BJ32-14C337-BF to BJ32-14C337-BG could solve this issue efficiently, restoring smooth transitions when shifting into drive.
Remember, keeping your vehicle’s software up-to-date is crucial for optimal performance and can prevent a wide variety of issues. If you encounter similar problems or any other issues with your Range Rover Evoque, don’t hesitate to contact your local expert for advice and service.