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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,667 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2003 Land Rover Range Rover engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Land Rover Range Rover Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 152007

Range Rover 8-cyl

  • 78,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Land Rover, Range rover HS3. While driving approximately 80 mph, the transmission failed and the contact attempted to accelerate but to no avail. The vehicle then down shifted to a lower gear and as the accelerator was engaged, the vehicle became more resistant. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic and they replaced the front differential, propeller assembly and the yoke. The contact stated the failure had previously occurred and the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign id number: 08V635000 (power train: Driveline: Driveshaft). The failure mileage was 78,000 and the current mileage is 82,000. The consumer stated the drivetrain was replaced twice, before the recall was announced. The consumer believed the failure caused the engine to fail. Oil became mixed with the engine coolant. Updated evoq 08/04/10 updated 8/9/10 updated 08/11/10

- Hinesville, GA, USA

problem #2

Nov 012004

Range Rover

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Land Rover Range rover. The contact has experienced multiple failures with the vehicle since the time of purchase. Whenever she turned on the vehicle, the engine indicator illuminated on the instrument panel, which stated "cooling temperature". when the contact added water, it would leak out. The contact eventually took the vehicle to the shop and they stated that the radiator was leaking. The dealer stated that the issue was resolved, but the suspension would cause the vehicle to lean to the left. The vehicle could not drive forward in a straight line. The dealer stated that an air bag leak caused the suspension to malfunction. The dealer repaired the vehicle, but the failure recurred a year later on the other side. The vehicle is currently in the shop for a suspension issue. The contact believes that her 2003 vehicle should not be experiencing so many failures. The failure mileage was 30,000 and current mileage was 80,000.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 252008

Range Rover

  • 56,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Land Rover Range rover. While driving 70 mph, the RPM's increased without acceleration. The vehicle began to slow down, but when the contact attempted to accelerate, the vehicle's speed would not increase. He placed the vehicle into neutral and moved to the side of the road. The contact did not notice any differences in the vehicle prior to the failure. The vehicle is currently being diagnosed by the dealer. The current and failure mileages were 56,000.

- Durham, NC, USA

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