RV8 warranty claims during the production run
Some interesting information has been revealed from recently obtained archive material with RV8 warranty claims records.
Posted: 210116

These interesting RV8 archive documents were passed to the V8 Register so a review could be carried out. The documents have been released on loan (with the agreement of the General Manager) with an undertaking we will return the documents to Club Office for the Club’s archives once the review has been completed and any necessary copies have been made.

The V8 Register, the branch of the Club responsible for covering the RV8 model as part of our formal role within the MG Car Club. That role includes providing “a wide range of benefits and specialist knowledge to our members”. Clearly the responsible Register needs to see documents like this as a fundamental part of its formal role of gathering that specialist knowledge and thereby enable us to “offer technical and historical information for fellow Club members”.



Warranty claims during RV8 production
Some interesting information has been revealed from recently obtained archive material with RV8 warranty claims records. Whilst the claims documents are still being reviewed what can be seen is that there are warranty claims records for 132 RV8s during the production run. The chart alongside shows the pattern of claims during production and not surprisingly just over 70% of the claims were during the first 20% to 25% of the RV8 production. With 132 warranty claims records that covers 6.6% of the production run. Chart
RV8 warranty claim document
RV8 warranty claim document
An example of a typical warranty claim document for an RV8 is alongside and is available as a download. Once the current Covid restrictions ease we are planning to meet up with a former member of the RV8 production team at Cowley to discuss the warranty claims records and learn more of both the codes used on the documents regarding the faults that were behind the claims, which issues were behind most of the claims and how the warranty claims procedures worked.

RV8s with a warranty claim
For members with an RV8 they might like to check whether their car had any warranty claims so we have a table which lists the RV8s by VIN that appear in the warranty claim records. More
Useful training documents found with the warranty records

Whilst examining the warranty claims records some copies of very useful RV8 documents were found at the back of one of the ring files. They included a Service Action Bulletin issued to all main and retail dealers and three Autocourse New Product Update Bulletins.


A 33 page document with information on the ICE system in an RV8.

A 42 page document with information on the engine management system in an RV8.

A 19 page document with a product update for the RV8.
Useful training documents found with the warranty records
Whilst examining the warranty claims records some copies of very useful RV8 documents were found at the back of one of the ring files. They included a Service Action Bulletin issued to all main and retail dealers and three Autocourse New Product Update Bulletins provided by Rover Group covering a product review, detailed information on the in car entertainment (ICE) system and detailed information on the Engine Management System (EMS). As these documents will be of interest to RV8 enthusiasts, copies of each of those documents have been made and added to the useful information in the "Manuals" folder in the sets of RV8 Workshop Notes supplied to members by the V8 Register. Copies of those four documents are also available to members who have taken up an Updates Subscription to maintain their full set of RV8NOTES.


What's in the "Manuals" folder at present?

You can check the current contents of the "Manuals" folder and see if there are any documents there that have been added since you purchased your full set of RV8NOTES.
Content of the Manuals folder

Options for updating a set of RV8NOTES
The options for updating a set of RV8NOTES you have previously purchased from the V8 Register are either a new full set at the reduced member only updates price or if your set has Volume 12 then an Updates Subscription is a very convenient way of regularly updating both Volume 12 (as new notes are added) and the Manuals folder as downloads from the V8 website.
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