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NHTSA — Power Train: Driveline: Differential Unit Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,818 miles

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2005 Land Rover LR3 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2005 Land Rover LR3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 072008

LR3 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Land Rover LR3. While driving 30 mph in the snow, the front differential failed and the contact heard a grinding noise. The wheels locked up briefly. The dealer and manufacturer have not yet been notified. The failure and current mileages were 65,000. Updated 02-14-08. The vehicle briefly went into a skid, however the consumer was able to shift the vehicle into neutral and coast to the side of the road. Updated

- Port Oford, OR, USA

problem #1

Feb 162007

LR3 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,637 miles
Today, I was driving my 2005 Land Rover LR3 (which I have owned for a week) down a major highway when all of a sudden it completely locked up and slammed to a stop in the middle of the highway. The engine was still running, but the car just made a grinding noise in every gear and was completely immobile. The police could not budge it, even in neutral. The tow truck driver had to pull it up onto the truck as it would not even roll. When the Land Rover dealer took a look at it, they said that the front differential was completely gone/ruined and that was "unusual". a new front differential is now on order, and they expect that will take 3 weeks. We feel lucky to be alive and not to have caused a serious accident.

- South Riding, VA, USA

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