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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,987 miles

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2003 Land Rover Discovery II transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Land Rover Discovery II Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 012009

Discovery II

  • 86,000 miles


I have experienced what appears to be the same oil pump symptoms others have complained of. Despite reading "full", my truck seems to have difficulty adequately lubricating. So, some days it's sounded like a tank!!

- Desoto, TX, USA

problem #2

Apr 102003

Discovery II 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,981 miles
Second occurrence of transmission failure after only three days of driving. Land Rover was taken to dealership for repairs on 3 April 2003 and returned to me on 7 April 2003. On 10 April 2003, and 100 miles later, while making a left turn across a busy, main thoroughfare the transmission failed leaving me stopped across the entire middle of the lane of fast approaching on-coming traffic. My Land Rover went back to the dealership on 10 April 2003 and remains there today 14 April 2003 while the cause is researched. Very dangerous "broadside" accident potential.

- Mclean, VA, USA

problem #1

Apr 022003

Discovery II 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,981 miles
Stored fault for output shaft speed transducer sensor for transmission. Vehicle won't move faster than 2 or 3 miles per hour. Won't shift gears. Dangerous when merging with traffic or making a left turn in oncoming traffic.

- Mclean, VA, USA

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