really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,550 miles

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2003 Land Rover Discovery II brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Land Rover Discovery II Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 102009

Discovery II

  • 62,000 miles


1. applied the brakes. 2. every time I apply brakes after vehicle has been started 3. dealer claims there is nothing which can be done... apparently all such models have this issue, which generates the question as to why Land Rover has not been made to do something about this, much like what would have been done had such an issue been incurred with a Chevrolet, Ford or Toyota" this issue has already been recorded as service bulletin NHTSA item no. 10016118? this demonstrates there are recognized problems with the ABS modulator and system, resulting in the ABS/ emergency brake / hill descent and traction control lamps illuminating on the dash, which may cause the ABS system to incur failure when needed" the number of vehicle owners incurring this problem indicates there is a serious inherent defect within this vehicle, which I and many others cannot understand why such have not been recalled... there has apparently been another recall for an ABS component in this vehicle (NHTSA recall campaign id no. 04V005000) and this preliminary recall should also be amended to include this issue with the ABS system? this issue is well documented and widespread among this particular model and the NHTSA should finally require Land Rover to correct such.

- North Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #3

Sep 122006

Discovery II 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,200 miles
Hill descent control traction control and the ABS light constantly light up, I just bought my car, (less than 2 months ago) when applied brakes sometimes do not work properly. I went to the dealer where I purchased the car only to be told that there is no warranty on electrical systems, I took the car to a service dealer and I was told that it will cost approximately 2500 dollars! I had other problems and I am very disappointed with my purchase. I have been told that all discoveries have this problem I feel that there should be a recall for this issue, this is my 3rd Land Rover and they all had ABS failure.

- El Segundo, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 302005

Discovery II 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles
Discovery 2 ABS issues, major problems with ABS system. Upon application adds a bit of time to your anticipated stopping distance. Very dangerous can lead to serious accident dealer shop cannot find how to fix it and lights and ABS warning lights are on constantly. ABS system is not engaged when needed.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 092005

Discovery II 8-cyl

  • miles
2003 Discovery II and the three main lights illuminating, two times they have been on and stay on, sometimes now they turn on and off. Traction control, ABS and hill descent control. This will be my third trip to the dealer for the same problem.

- Corona, CA, USA

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