hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,626 miles

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2004 Land Rover Discovery II Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 232012

Discovery II

  • 61,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Land Rover Discovery II. The contact stated that the ABS modulator valve cover and bolts were replaced twice and had recently failed a third time. The contact's mechanic advised that there was a recall for the failure under NHTSA campaign id number: 04V005000 (service brakes, hydraulic: Antilock). The manufacturer was contacted and advised that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The failure mileage was 61,000 and the current mileage was 104,000.

- Gainesville, FL, USA

problem #3

Dec 172008

Discovery II 8-cyl

  • 38,505 miles
Failure of antilock service brakes. Defect first identified in March 2005, when hdc, ABS, tc and red brake light came on. Vehicle taken to Land Rover of wood bridge where they diagnosed a loose connector. These lights came on intermittently over the last several years, but went out on their own usually. In late 2008 the lights came back on and stayed on. Car taken back to lr in Dec. 17, 2008 with 38805 miles. Failure of the ABS modulator was diagnosed, and warranty coverage was denied, despite what was a failure to diagnose and correct the problem in 2005. Repair was to be $3000 plus labor. I subsequently learned that there have been recalls issued for this problem and it appears the my VIN number falls within the range. However lr refuses to cover this repair. I have made 2 attempts with customer service to have lr repair this defect under warranty coverage without success. I have also noted that there are other similar complaints for the same problem and lr continues to avoid their responsibility to have safe vehicles on the road.

- Westfield, NJ, USA

problem #2

Feb 262010

Discovery II 8-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
Failure of ABS system while driving. 3-4 times per week while city driving the ABS/hill descent/traction control warning lights and chimes come on. The system typically resets after stopping and re-starting the vehicle (sometimes requires neutral start to reset). This is similar to a failure I had in a 1999 model that required over $3,000 in repairs to replace a failed ABS pump. Land Rover insists that there is no fault code left on the obc after these events, but all indications point to a systemic and on-going problem with the series of ABS pumps used over the years. This seems to be an important safety system in the vehicle, but lr seems to have no interest in addressing it.

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

problem #1

Aug 152008

Discovery II

  • 60,000 miles
I am the owner of a 2004 landrover discovery with approximately 60,000 miles on it. I have recently had intermittent failure of the ABS modulator on my vehicle. The ABS modulator controls the anti-lock brake system, the hill descent control and the traction control. When the ABS modulator fails, those systems are no longer available. While turning off the vehicle and restarting the vehicle will reset the system, the ABS modulator frequently occurs while the vehicle is moving. There is no warning for the failure, nor is there any pattern for the failure. The vehicle was in the dealer service center for this problem last week and this week and the diagnosis was for a replacement of the ABS modulator. The ABS modulator is a $2,800 part, with the total cost, including labor resulting in a bill for $3,500 to repair this safety issue. My family budget does not presently allow me to make this repair. In dealing the service center, I was informed that landrover is aware of the failure of the ABS modulator and has issued at least 2 technical service bulletins for a less costly repair of same. However, I was informed that the success rate for those less costly repairs was exceedingly low. In conducting additional research on this topic, I found that this issue affects all landrover discovery's produced from 1999-2004, some landrover range rover models and some other landrover models. Landrover refuses to address the issue and refuses to make the necessary repairs to make this important safety components of their vehicles reliable. It would seem the NHTSA is ideally suited to make this company address safety defects in their vehicles. Please contact me should additional information be necessary.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

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