hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
104,702 miles

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2003 Land Rover Discovery II engine problems

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2003 Land Rover Discovery II Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 172016

Discovery II

  • 158,510 miles


Engine started knocking after I purchased it and I had just got the best recommended oil an spark plugs / wires no money to repair

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #4

Apr 012013

Discovery II 8-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
My engine started making a knocking sound and then a sound similar to metal scratching metal. I had a master mechanic look at the engine and had several part replaced $1500 worth to be exact and still the sound occurs. I contacted Land Rover and because my vehicle is used and over the warranty there was nothing they could do but suggest a new engine. I have researched and it appears this is a known issue and has been acknowledge by Land Rover that the Land Rover discovery 2003 the oil pump was faulty, however have denied any kind of solution to the problem to multiple customers other than suggesting a new engine. I don't understand as a consumer we can be expected to be held responsible for repairs on a vehicle which the manufacture knowing and willingly manufacture the a vehicle with faulty equipment. Although I understand there is no safety risk to this faulty equipment its still wrong to produce a technical with faulty equipment. I am other customers are hoping by contacting the NHTSA something will be done.

- Sherman, TX, USA

problem #3

Sep 102008

Discovery II

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Land Rover discovery. The contact stated while driving the vehicle would suddenly stall. The failure was diagnosed by the dealer who confirmed that the engine oil pump was faulty and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 55,000.

- Cornelius, NC, USA

problem #2

Dec 242012

Discovery II

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Land Rover Discovery II. The contact stated that the oil pump failed, causing the engine to seize and fail. The contact took the vehicle to a mechanic and was told that because the oil pump failed, the engine would need replacing. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 150,000.

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 022010

Discovery II 8-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
I have experienced the same online issue with my Land Rover Discovery II, my VIN is not the same however the same exact issues. "2003 discovery series II oil pump failure" I have a load knocking noise coming from my engine, the vehicle is still running, and oil changes, treatments etc cannot stop the knock. Not getting any warning lights of low pressure however it is at the Land Rover dealership of fort worth now and they confirmed the same. This a $12,000 fix for an issue that should have been a recall or notice to the public. I have over 300 postings on line about the same issues but all in 60 mins of looking and sure there are thousands more. I'm not sure how to search for recalls over in great britain being that someone told me that?S where my vehicle was imported from with the salty VIN number but any direction would be appreciated.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

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