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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Antilock: Abs Warning Light Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,705 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2001 Land Rover Discovery II brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Land Rover Discovery II Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 182007

Discovery II 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,525 miles


ABS/ tc/ hill descent light elumination, (3 amigo lights), would indicate there is an ABS failure, when taking vehicle to dealer seems to be common occurance with vehilce and can range from ABS modulator failure to a sensor. However in my case it was a sensor, or a part (harness overlay) that needs to be installed. While the lights are elluminated, the traction control and the hill decent features of the vehicle do not function, which when in my opinion the traction control could have an adverse effect on the way the ABS could funciton or traction on slick surfaces. Have not had the item repaired as of today's date. Dealer will not warranty the repair if after market brake pads are used and installed recently.

- Eagle, ID, USA

problem #4

Oct 062007

Discovery II 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles
I was driving my Land Rover Discovery II on a parking lot and was about to park, as I turned the wheel to get to the parking space I applied the brake, which became hard as a rock and the vehicle didn't slow down, I crashed into the vehicle that was parked on the other side of the parking space. Prior to the accident I had, what is know in Land Rover forum as the 3 amigo lights, which are the T/C, H/D and ABS light that are on at the same time. The brakes completely failed, again the pedal was hard as a rock and couldn't be pushed down.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #3

Dec 112007

Discovery II 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,000 miles
We purchased a 01 Land Rover discovery in August of 2004 from Land Rover of austin, tx. The vehicle was appraised by usaa and purchased with the assumption that the vehicle had a clean history report. On 12/11/07, we went to carmax and had the car appraised as a trade-in and the vehicle was appraised for $1,700. This was because before we purchased the vehicle it was declared a lemon in the state of California. Then it was shipped to Texas and sold here as a clean vehicle. The lemon status was not disclosed to us or usaa at the time of purchase. Now we owe $14,000 more than the car is worth. We are having to file a lawsuit against Land Rover for punitive damages due to non-disclosure and misinformation.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 222007

Discovery II 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Land Rover Discovery II. The ABS lights illuminated, which indicated that they were not engaged. The dealer stated that the hill descent pcs lights were illuminated, making the ABS in the vehicle useless. The failure mileage was 57,000 and current mileage is 58,000. Updated 06/23/08

- Reno, NV, USA

problem #1

Jan 122007

Discovery II 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles
- the contact stated that while driving his 2002 Land Rover discovery into his driveway the hill descent control, ABS, traction control warning lights turned on. He took it into the dealer on 01/16/07 and they stated the ABS modulator needed to be replaced. The vehicle had an odometer reading of 140000 miles at the time of the failure.

- Bud Lake, NJ, USA

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