Land Rover problems

Land Rover is a much-loved British car manufacturer, which is part of Jaguar Land Rover, owned by Indian company Tata Motors. Since it was taken over we have to say that things have been going rather well for the carmaker.

Land Rover problems

Back in the day there was just the one model, but now Land Rover make a range over models, which includes the Defender, Discovery, Freelander, along with the Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, and the latest, which is the Evoque.

These models have come a long way over the years, although a few of the models are still classed as the best off-road vehicles in the world, such as the Defender and the Range Rover, although not sure many people will be taking the latter on the dirty stuff, seeing as though they cost a small fortune.

Improvements have been made to the range over the years, as they were considered very unreliable back in the day. However, there are still problems from time-to-time, such as the recent recalls of the Evoque in the U.S. and China. Thankfully, none were recalled in the UK, but that is not to say these and other models from the Land Rover range are without there issues.

If you have a problem with one of your vehicles from this range, then please detail them in the comments section.

Land Rover UK issues up to February 2017

You will find Land Rover car recalls insight in 2017 below, thanks to owner reports.

Problems with Land Rover? Share with Car Recalls UK readers:

  • Darren

    While I still love my 2003 Freelander, I am not happy with the brakes wearing out far quicker than they used to. I do not want to get rid of the car because it has been so reliable, so surely there is a way to help prolong the life of the brake pads?

  • Gary

    For some reason the suspension light keeps coming on my 2011 Range Rover. It has been back to the shop several times, yet the light keeps coming back on. Surely there is something Land Rover can do about this?

  • David

    Over the past few weeks my 1998 Land Rover Discovery has started to pull back and is hesitant when trying to pick up speed. The car recently had a full service, and I have checked the fuel line and vacuum hoses, and all is fine. If anyone has had the same issue, please let us know if you were able to find a solution.

  • Daz

    When I first bought my 2005 Land Rover Freelander I asked for extended warranty, but was told it was not needed. Now with 50,000 miles on the clock the head gasket has blown. Land Rover knew this to be an issue, yet has done nothing about it, and also stopped me from getting an extended warranty. No I am left with a huge repair bill.

  • Gav

    The rear wiper on my 1996 Land Rover Discovery has stopped working. I have checked the fuse and also replaced the motor, yet the thing still does not work.

  • Ricky

    All seems fine while idling, but when I begin to rev my 2000 Freelander there is an annoying ticking noise. I have changed most of the electrics, but still the problems persists.

  • Angela

    When my Land Rover Freelander is ticking over the engine sounds fine, but when I rev it up there is a very annoying ticking noise. Does anyone have any idea what this could be?

  • Josh

    A strange thing has started to happen, as the engine oil level in my 2003 Freelander has started to rise, which I know could be a sign of the head gasket going. However, the coolant level has remained the same, and so is not escaping into the engine itself. What else do you think could cause such a thing?

  • Angela

    My 2004 Land Rover Freelander has developed an annoying clicking noise from the front. This all started after some heavy rain, which got into the electrics, which did cause a few issues with the electric windows and central, but seemed fine after a few days. However, it is this horrible clicking noise from the front that refuses to go away, so what on earth could it be?

  • Vicky

    The smart key for my Range Rover Evoque decided to stop working, and so could only get into the car my the lock on the passenger side and then climb over. Then I had to hold the fob under the steering column in order to get it to start. This has been the only issue, and so not much of a concern, but what was more troubling was how the dealer handled things. This is because it seemed to take an age to get them to book the vehicle in so they could renew the control unit.

  • Gavyn

    There a rather annoying screeching noise when the handbrake on may Range Rover Sport is released. I’ve been told this is an issue with the electric handbrake module. My question is, how expensive is the module to replace, and can someone with average mechanic skills fix it?

  • Jackie

    The offside rear suspension on my 2003 Land Rover Discovery has now dropped three times, and it is starting to wear a little thin. Every time this happens I have to start the engine and then left the rear up once again. Has anyone else had the same issue, and if so how do I fix it?

  • Jules

    The bonnet cable on my 2003 Land Rover Freelander has snapped while closed. Does anyone have an idea of how I can release the bonnet in order to repair the cable without damaging the vehicle?

  • Rachel

    One day while driving my Land Rover Discovery the engine just died on me. I then called out the RAC and they said it was the coil that had gone, and so towed me home. I have since replaced the coil, yet the car will still not start – great job RAC. By the way, the engine turns over, it just won’t kick in and start.

  • Trevor

    The traction control, downhill warning light, and also the warning lights for my brake lights are all one and will not go out. Could all these issues be linked, and if so how do I go about fixing it?

  • Harry

    Every time the engine in my Freelander gets hot it dies on me. However it will start again right away, but this can happen about half a dozen times before it settles down.

  • Stu

    Just tested the compression for the engine on my Land Rover Freelander, and found that 3 of the cylinders are running at 90 PSI, and one at 120. I know that there are no water leaks, so do not think it is a head gasket issue, so could it be the valves at fault?

  • Paul

    After driving my 2000 Land Rover Freelander for around a couple of miles each morning, the traction control, down hill and brake warning light all come on. This cannot be a coincidence that they all come on at the same time, and so surely they have to be released – but does anybody know the reason why?

  • Jules

    I changed the spark plugs, distributor and HT leads after my Freelander starting making a ticking noise while being revved, but not at idea. However, this did not resolve the problem.

  • Janet

    Please help, I have started to hear a rattling noise coming from the door check strap when I open and close the door in my Range Rover Evoque. You do not expect something like this from a vehicle that costs so much.

  • Lucy

    Evoque 2013. Drivers door and rear left passenger door lock jams meaning it does not lock. Volume button on steering wheel sometimes does not work which is linked to the voice commands.

  • Jeff

    I’m having intermittent starting problems with my 2007 Range Rover Vogue TDV8. When the car does start it runs like a dream, and so i’m clueless as to what is going on.

  • Jeremy

    The gearbox on my 2014 Range Rover Evoque is often very noisy and at times becomes hard to get out of park and to go in to another position. I wondered if there was anything I could do before having to go back to the dealer.

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