definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,667 miles

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2003 Land Rover Discovery II Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 012008

Discovery II

  • 38,000 miles


The defect is already recorded as service bulletin NHTSA item no. 10016118. In short, there is an issue with the shuttle valves in the ABS system, which result in the ABS/traction control/hill descent warning lamp illumination in the dash, and more importantly may prevent the ABS from activating as needed. Due to the overwhelming number of owners experiencing this same specific issue, a recall is very appropriate. There are inherent problems with the ABS in these cars, as is preliminary evident in the fact that there has already been a recall for another component in the ABS (NHTSA recall campaign id no. 04V005000). This issue is very widespread among owner's of this automobile. The safety system of the automobile is compromised and the NHTSA should require Land Rover to finally address this problem.

- Santa Monica, CA, USA

problem #2

May 102009

Discovery II

  • 30,000 miles
My 2003 Land Rover discovery suffers from a well known problem which causes the ABS and traction control to fail. Hundreds of discoveries suffer from this well known problem with no fix or recall from Land Rover. The problem has been coined "three amigos" and can be easily found by searching online. I am dependent on my ABS and constantly and consistently am putting my family at risk with this constant and consistent failure. My discovery recently slid off of the road due to loss of ABS during a rain storm. I had 2 children in the vehicle with me.

- Aubrey, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 072008

Discovery II

  • miles
The problem is with our 2003 Land Rover discovery. The problem occurs almost daily. The traction control, ABS, and hill descent (referred to as the three amigos). I feel this is very much a safety recall due to lack of braking and traction when these lights all are on. When these lights are on the traction control device does not function. Due to living in Illinois weather this creates problems driving on snow and ice covered roads-in which in our area we seem to be having a shortage on salt for the roads. The full reasoning as to why I bought this vehicle was to not have to worry about road conditions (I didn't think problems with system failures would occur with the cost of these vehicles) I feel this is a recall problem. Putting many peoples lives in jeopardy who actually feel they are safe while driving until they experience the failure of this system in these vehicles while on a weekend trip or four wheeling as which they were designed to do. This is not a problem that I created on my vehicle this is a problem that the company created when they produced these vehicles and sold them. I do not feel it is my responsibility to correct their flaw that they made in the production of these vehicles with defective system allowing failure during driving conditions if a system fails that is defective. As to any deaths related in this incident -the answer would be as of this time no and I pray that does not happen, and I do not believe the police where called because I'm quite sure they could care less if the traction control or my ABS are functioning properly and thank god that I did not have any property destruction or crashes yet.

- Galesburg , IL, USA

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