Land Rover Range Rover IV - Water ingress in the area of the spare wheel well

Data sheet
ManufacturerLand Rover
ModelRange Rover IV (LG)
VINLG100000 - LG111073
Year of construction2013
SymptomsMoisture / water ingress in the area of the spare wheel well.

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Land Rover / Range Rover IV (LG) - Water ingress in the area of the spare wheel well

In this repair case, the customer complains about moisture / a water leak in the area of the spare wheel recess.


Troubleshooting: A closer look at the spare wheel well revealed that the factory-fitted drain plug was only inadequately preventing water from entering from outside. 


Remedy: replace the factory-fitted drain plug with a 1-way valve (OE No. AYB500080) in accordance with the vehicle manufacturer's instructions.

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Please note that such work should only be carried out by an authorised specialist workshop and that the vehicle manufacturer's repair and maintenance instructions must be observed!


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