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NHTSA — Power Train: Driveline: Differential Unit Problems

4.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,152 miles

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2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 212011

Range Rover Sport 8-cyl

  • 39,885 miles

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

2006 Range rover sport. Consumer states vehicle became inoperable due to a loud grinding noise the dealer informed the consumer the front differential was bad on the vehicle. When the drain plug was removed, the fluid had overheated and was full of metal shavings. The technician removed the differential and found the paint delaminated from the inside of the differential.

- Arlington, VA, USA

problem #3

Dec 012007

Range Rover Sport 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
On dec1, 2007 I was driving my 2006 Range rover sport supercharged on a major highway in toronto Canada. All of a sudden their was a major squealing noise, then the front tires locked up. It was a major failure and could have been a huge accident. I managed to get the vehicle over to the side of the road. I was in a dangerous place. The police stopped, got a tow truck right away. The car was towed to thornhill Land Rover in toronto. Turns out it was a major differential failure. The splines all sheered off on the input drive tube. Land Rover was great, they fixed the vehicle quickly. I am writing this because I feel my kids and I were very lucky not to be in a huge accident. I have learned that my issue is not uncommon. Something needs to be done before someone gets hurt. Thank you

- Toronto, 00, USA

problem #2

Jun 142007

Range Rover Sport 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles
Rear driver's side tire blew out with only 26,000 miles on car, a 2006 Range rover sport. I was traveling 65 mph on the garden state parkway. Car had been serviced regularly and there was no prior warning. I had to take it to the closest dealer once tire was repaired, as aaa road service felt it was unsafe to drive home because the other rear tire looked just as bad. Dealer initially said it was an alignment problem, but on further investigation, uncovered a problem with the front differential.

- Port Monmouth, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jan 282007

Range Rover Sport 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,723 miles
1) there were no signs or events leading up to the failure. 2) at 65 mph the front differential came apart, locking up the front tires and putting the vehicle into an uncontrollable skid. The vehicle was totally disabled and we had a difficult time getting it off the highway. This almost caused us an accident and we were almost rear ended twice. Someone could have been seriously injured or killed! 3)Land Rover North scottsdale replaced front differential, front drive shaft bent and replaced drive shaft, front diff mount bent & straightened mount. They replaced them with new identical parts. We have heard of other incidences with front diff. Failure. When is something going to be done about this!

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

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