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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,475 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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2002 Land Rover Discovery II engine problems

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2002 Land Rover Discovery II Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 012009

Discovery II

  • 87,000 miles


While driving our Land Rover it started to overheat. I pulled of to the side of the road while smoke came from under the hood. I had it towed to a repair shop since it would not start after allowing it to cool. The repair shop indicated that the aluminum cams had melted and that they alone could not be repaired. They stated an engine replacement would be necessary. Cost $5600 - $7300. Miles on vehicle at time of incident 87,000.

- Monroeville, NJ, USA

problem #3

Feb 152009

Discovery II

  • 87,000 miles
Head gasket leak. Common problem with this SUV. Local lr repair said $1650 - $2500. Head gaskets on this engine can go out every 35K. Coolant leaks from the back of the cylinder head. Not detrimental, but can cause the constant smell of coolant. No puddles. My coolant level drops about a quart a month. Hardly worth $1650 to repair.

- Aliso Viejo, CA, USA

problem #2

May 252007

Discovery II 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Power steering pump failed a few month ago and the warranty company replaced it in May 07 w/a generic pump. 2 weeks later it failed again, but this time ruined the reservoir and radiator, so those items had to be replaced as well. The dealer replaced w/ a lr pspump, but it failed. So they replaced it with another, but it failed one week later. The warranty company approved an engine replacement, which was completed. I had the car one day and it was returned to lr B/C it was making a horrible noise. Lr replaced the rack and pinion steering. I drove the car for one week and the power steering pump failed while I was driving and I could not steer the vehicle. Lr towed the car and replaced the ps pump again. I just picked it up yesterday.

- Germantown, MD, USA

problem #1

Jun 152005

Discovery II 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,900 miles
Only 68,000 miles and vehicle overheats, intermittently. Problem still exist. Dealer can't find problem wants to replace engine.

- Ringwood, NJ, USA

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