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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine Problems

2.1

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,210 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Land Rover Discovery II engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Land Rover Discovery II Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 022006

Discovery II 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Vehicle had 47,000 miles. Engine began running a little rough. Brought vehicle to dealer service center. Upon examination of engine, technician noted that two spark plug wires had "arched against the valve block. The wires and plugs were damaged by the arching against the valve block and they had to be replaced. Designed location placement and quality of spark plug wires should not be such that arching against the valve block may occur. This is an unsafe design and / or mechanical / structural defect and it should be remedied post haste.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #1

Aug 092004

Discovery II 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,420 miles
Vehicle was service for oil change in a.M. drove about 90 miles, vehicle overheated and had to be towed. Red fluid leaking. Called dealership and they said it could be the tranmission fluid. Simliar thing happened about 3 months ago on the way back from boston (2.5 hours away). Temperature gage shot up within 30 seconds and car overheated. Fluid leaked on highway. Had to get it towed. Wound up replacing entire engine that I had to pay for. Bill was over $4500. Dealership said it must have leaked out. I find this hard to believe as I get it serviced every 3,000 miles and have it parked the same place in the garage every day.

- Torrington, CT, USA

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