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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,250 miles

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2002 Land Rover Discovery II engine problems

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2002 Land Rover Discovery II Owner Comments

problem #8

Sep 142011

Discovery II

  • 80,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Land Rover Discovery II. The contact stated that he smelled a strong odor of anti freeze while the vehicle was parked. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that a head gasket was blown due to a coolant leak. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Spokane, WA, USA

problem #7

Nov 232010

Discovery II 8-cyl

  • 112,000 miles
Land Rover Discovery II well maintained at 112 miles presented slight coolant and oil leakage. Overheated twice. Coolant leak worsened resulting in visual inspection by owner. Severe coolant leak evident from right side rear head gasket and either left side front head gasket or front cover. Oil leak isolated to left side valve cover. Engine undergoing teardown to determine damage extent and repairability. Estimate $2,500 assuming steel cylinder liners have not moved out of position. Proposed repair action: Replace left and right head, front cover, oil pan, valley, throttle body, gaskets, water pump, thermostat, and possibly radiator. Research suggests engine replacement with "top hat" cylinder liners.

- Bel Air, MD, USA

problem #6

Nov 232010

Discovery II

  • 112,000 miles
Land Rover Discovery II well maintained at 112 miles presented slight coolant and oil leakage. Overheated twice. Coolant leak worsened resulting in visual inspection by owner. Severe coolant leak evident from right side rear head gasket and either left side front head gasket or front cover. Oil leak isolated to left side valve cover. Engine undergoing teardown to determine damage extent and repairability. Estimate $2,500 assuming steel cylinder liners have not moved out of position. Proposed repair action to replace left and right head, front cover, oil pan, valley, throttle body, gaskets, water pump, thermostat, and possibly radiator. Research suggests engine replacement with "top hat" cylinder liners.

- Bel Air, MD, USA

problem #5

Aug 192009

Discovery II

  • 110,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Land Rover Discovery II. Approximately one year ago, the contact began to notice that after driving one mile, the vehicle would overheat. He would then move the vehicle off the roadway and allow it to cool. The contact was able to drive the vehicle after cooling off until the failure would recur. Both the dealer and the manufacturer were notified and advised the contact that since the vehicle was outside of warranty they were unable to assist. The failure mileage was approximately 110,000.

- South Nyack , NY, USA

problem #4

Feb 172010

Discovery II

  • 124,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Land Rover Discovery II. The contact stated that in February 2010, the vehicle began losing oil pressure when idling and the oil pressure light would illuminate. The engine was replaced regarding the identical symptoms. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the contact was informed that the vehicle may need bearings but recommended that the engine be replaced. The oil pump was replaced but the problem continued. The manufacturer advised the contact that they would not assist with the repair costs. The failure mileage was approximately 124,000. The current mileage was approximately 125,000.

- Loveland , OH, USA

problem #3

Aug 012004

Discovery II 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Problems with 2002 Land Rover discovery over heating. The consumer viewed smoke coming form the hood. The consumer viewed and saw a yellow light that looked like 2 circles joined with a line 0-0. the vehicle had caught fire. The consumer remembered receiving a recall letter which sounded familiar to what she experienced with her vehicle (recall #B148 and B149).

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 142004

Discovery II

  • 29,000 miles
While turning the tc warning light illuminated. Consumer hit a curb, causing a minor vehicle collision. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Oak Park, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 012002

Discovery II 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles
The drive line on our 2002 landrover Discovery II is going out on our SUV. We have discussed the problem in depth with the dealer but as of yet the situation is unresolved. They feel that because the car is no longer under warranty that we should fix it ourselves. I feel that on a car this new that the drive line should not be defective as we do not off road in this vehicle. The car also has a bad heater core which will cost another $1200 to fix.

- Lake Elsinore, CA, USA

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