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NHTSA — Power Train: Transfer Case (4-Wheel Drive) Problems

3.7

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,004 miles

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2003 Land Rover Range Rover drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2003 Land Rover Range Rover Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 232007

Range Rover 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,008 miles

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

I purchased this 2003 Range rover with 19,000 miles February 2007. It currently has 36,008 miles and the transfer case differential and drive shaft needed to be replaced. The car had a catastrophic failure stopped at a traffic light, and was in gear at the time. They had to replace the drive shaft and differential. Time in service is not the issue with the low miles on this vehicle. The only wear and tear that could occur would be through usage. The warranty is 50,000 miles or 4 years. This vehicle is not even close to the mileage limitation.

- Perrineville, NJ, USA

problem #1

Apr 182007

Range Rover 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles
Sudden failure of the transfer case causing instant loss of power. This is a known design flaw with 2003, 2004 and 2005 Range rovers. This can be a very dangerous flaw when pulling out into traffic or crossing and intersection. I don't believe they have re-engineered a permanent fix for this issue they are just putting the old faulty design back on when one fails. This is a very dangerous problem that someone has to make them redesign a permanent fix for.

- Clarence, NY, USA

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