really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,333 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 #3

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 #2

Jun 112010

Discovery II

  • 60,000 miles
2003 Land Rover Discovery II -ABS stops working, impaired braking, traction control stops working, bad ABS modulator connection. Happens spontaneously. Replaced ABS modulator.

- Calais, ME, USA

problem #1

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

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