hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,581 miles

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2004 Land Rover Discovery II engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Land Rover Discovery II Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 232012

Discovery II 8-cyl

  • 91,205 miles


This vehicles headgasket failed which is a common problem which will require a complete overhaul of the engine. A non dealer price is $8900 to repair the engine. This happens from what I am told at 90K miles plus.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 292011

Discovery II

  • 63,118 miles
Engine failure occurred at 63,000 miles. I was driving locally near my home when a popping sound came from the engine. It resulted in the engine light coming on and the engine shutting off at approx 30mph. The engine shut off led to a loss of power steering in the truck. Luckily, I was able to gain control of the steering manually and pull the truck to the side of the road. Fortunately, I was not on the highway when this happened otherwise it may have been a completely different outcome. The dealer (Land Rover of parsippany) examined the vehicle and determined that engine (complete engine failure) had to be replaced. A number of theories were thrown around : low oil (changed every 3,000), sleeves dropped (no clue what that means), or age (my favorite since it was 2004 and I used it purely to go to the train and on weekends) but no matter what the truck is totalled w/O an engine. My biggest concern at this point is that this issue is something that is known but not being communicated to other owners. Engine failure w/O power steering is simply troubling and scary at the same time. If you have a disco that is of the same age / mileage please bring it into your local dealer for a diagnostic service. To the NHTSA, please review this problem w/ Land Rover Discovery II to SE if it is pervasive or it is just me.

- Millburn, NJ, USA

problem #2

Feb 042007

Discovery II

  • 13,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Land Rover Discovery II. The contact stated that the engine would exhibit an unusual ticking noise. The vehicle was taken to the dealer six times while under warranty and various repairs were done but the failure persisted. The dealer advised that the ticking noise was the sleeve on the number two cylinder slipping and would eventually cause the engine to seize up. The dealer recommended replacing the engine. The manufacturer advised they would assist with partial repairs. The failure mileage was 13,000 and the current mileage was 61,250.

- Plattsmouth , NE, USA

problem #1

Feb 192010

Discovery II 8-cyl

  • 59,000 miles
Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). 2004 Land Rover discovery, [xxx] oil pump failure caused engine failure at 59,000 miles. Land Rover dealer quotes price of engine replacement at $12,850. Requested assistance from both Land Rover North America customer relations and from local dealer due to a pattern of similar oil pump failures in 2003 and 2004 vehicles. No response to date.

- Anderson, SC, USA

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