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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
185,383 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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2008 Land Rover LR2 engine problems

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2008 Land Rover LR2 Owner Comments

problem #6

Jan 112012


  • 50,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Land Rover LR2. While the vehicle was parked, it failed to start. The failure occurred when the engine was hot on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #5

May 122015


  • 797,900 miles
Land Rover LR2 - inserted key to start the engine - will start on first try have to remove key let car sit pump the brakes and try again the car will eventually turn over and start. I took the vehicle to fred lavery Land Rover dealership they kept my car for 4 days and told me it was a software update that my extended didn't cover. $1500 dollars later I received my car back and the next day the same problem now even worst. The car has to sit for about 5-10 minutes to start. I called the dealer and was advised that they never duplicated the problem and they would need to have the mechanic take my car home overnight to see if he could duplicate and fix the problem.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #4

Feb 112015


  • 71,000 miles
It seems like the car what's to stall and I noticed the rpms would shoot up and then drop and the car just about stalls. This happened to my wife and I about 8 different times in the last 4 months while driving and about 4 times while waiting for a red light to change or while stopped.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #3

Jul 302014


  • 79,600 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Land Rover LR2. The contact stated that while entering a parking lot, the engine stalled. The vehicle failed to restart until the next day. The failure occurred on several occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 79,600.

- Miami , FL, USA

problem #2

Apr 112014

LR2 6-cyl

  • 66,800 miles
On April 11, 2014, a check engine light is on and rmps goes up and down at idle. I went to the dealership and had to pay $340 for diagnostic and software updates that should be free and covered by Land Rover, not by its customers. They use this trick as a high jacking point to squeeze money out of their customers' pockets. I have never experienced any such thing with any other vehicle I have ever owned. This is a summary of charges and codes: 66806 cja 2.50 use dss tester to diagnose engine light on/ read codes P050B flaged nec to perform ltb00264 ECM update, then perform ltb00094 for stumble update BCM ipk solar sensor replace engine air filter 1 LR005816 filter - air cle 66806 cja 0.30 install new air filter waiter engine light software updates. Please investigate these software system defects and make Land Rover liable for payment for its own defective software. They should be made responsible and accountable for any defects. I expect to be reimbursed for full payment as a result of this investigation. Thank you! [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Harrison Township, MI, USA

problem #1

May 012012

LR2 6-cyl

  • 47,000 miles
The A/C does not put out cool air when the car is not moving at high speeds. The overheating light came on, unsure why. Nothing wrong with coolant.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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