2008 Land Rover LR2 electrical NHTSA complaints: Electrical System

NHTSA — Electrical System Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
119,473 miles

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2008 Land Rover LR2 electrical problems

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2008 Land Rover LR2 Owner Comments

problem #9

May 122015


  • 797,900 miles


Land Rover LR2 - inserted key to start the engine - will start on first try have to remove key let car sit pump the brakes and try again the car will eventually turn over and start. I took the vehicle to fred lavery Land Rover dealership they kept my car for 4 days and told me it was a software update that my extended didn't cover. $1500 dollars later I received my car back and the next day the same problem now even worst. The car has to sit for about 5-10 minutes to start. I called the dealer and was advised that they never duplicated the problem and they would need to have the mechanic take my car home overnight to see if he could duplicate and fix the problem.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #8

Jan 012014

LR2 6-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
Airbag and seat belt lights stay lit while driving. Dealer said when both lights are lit airbags will not deploy. $1000 to replace passenger seat cushion because of "faulty" sensor embedded in cushion. Now when I see the lights I turn vehicle off and then back on until I don't see the lights. Strange that a faulty sensor would disable safety features.

- Burlington , IA, USA

problem #7

Apr 112014

LR2 6-cyl

  • 66,800 miles
On April 11, 2014, a check engine light is on and rmps goes up and down at idle. I went to the dealership and had to pay $340 for diagnostic and software updates that should be free and covered by Land Rover, not by its customers. They use this trick as a high jacking point to squeeze money out of their customers' pockets. I have never experienced any such thing with any other vehicle I have ever owned. This is a summary of charges and codes: 66806 cja 2.50 use dss tester to diagnose engine light on/ read codes P050B flaged nec to perform ltb00264 ECM update, then perform ltb00094 for stumble update BCM ipk solar sensor replace engine air filter 1 LR005816 filter - air cle 66806 cja 0.30 install new air filter waiter engine light software updates. Please investigate these software system defects and make Land Rover liable for payment for its own defective software. They should be made responsible and accountable for any defects. I expect to be reimbursed for full payment as a result of this investigation. Thank you! [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Harrison Township, MI, USA

problem #6

May 022011


  • miles


I have the Land Rover LR2 2008 and the engine would shut down. I couldn't get the key out and engine's electronic is not responding. I have to get it towed to the dealership and they couldn't explain the reason. They charged us $1900 on replacing the new electronic board and some fluid leakage on the car. We just got our car back from the dealer three weeks earlier for a thorough check-up and inspections on the car and we also had our brakes changed. They charged us $1400 three weeks ago and now they are charging us again. So frustrating.

- Ringwood, NJ, USA

problem #5

Aug 302010


  • 12,680 miles
Land Rover LR2 - inserted key to start the engine - completely dead except for a strange clicking sound from the engine compartment. The driver display was flickering as if there was a short circuit. Nothing electrical worked at this stage. After about 5 minutes the indicators started blinking all on their own (hazard lights - but very fast). Tried to jump start the vehicle without success. We have the key stuck, vehicle is dead and in park - eventually had to tow to the dealer who is trying to find the cause.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #4

Jul 172010


  • 49,000 miles
1 &2. random non-start with no symptoms. Insert key, press brake peddle and push start button but nothing happens other than a soft whirring sound for about 3-5 seconds. 3. repeat tries, take key in and out. Let set for 10-15 minutes has worked most times. After 4th time over 10 day period the car would not start and was towed to garage. They had for 6 days could fine no fault. However, batter was discharged with no indication of why. (perhaps repeated attempts to start) two days after we got car back it happened again. Took key out and repeated start process and it started. Fear of family being stuck in a high risk situation has caused us to limit the use of the vehicle and increased frustration with the brand and the dealer.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #3

Jan 242009


  • 16,875 miles


After driving vehicle normally without any sign of a problem for about an hour then parking for about 20min the battery was dead, unable to start by jumping from several larger vehicles. No lights or other accessories left on. Following being towed to the dealer to have the battery replaced, no explanation for battery failure. It was returned to us on 1/26/08. The vehicle then again stalled in the street backing out of the driveway. This occurred less than 24 hours, on 1/27/08, after we received the car back from the dealer. Again towed to dealer who could not diagnose any problem, and offered no explanation for this problem. Dealer stated the vehicle's computer system showed no fault codes.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #2

Apr 242007


  • miles
2008 Land Rover LR2 has a problem with overheating and non acceleration. The consumer stated the vehicle began knocking slightly after starting it. After driving a few feet, it would not accelerate. The reduced engine performance light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and a day later, the dealer informed the consumer that the fuel line was faulty. Four days later, the vehicle stopped accelerating and it felt as though the vehicle was in neutral. The consumer looked down and the dynamic stability control light had illuminated. When the third incident occurred, the consumer pulled over, but the vehicle would not shut off. The reduced engine light illuminated again and then the battery light illuminated. The steering wheel then locked.

- Pearl City, HI, USA

problem #1

Feb 012008


  • 12,000 miles
I bought a 2008 Land Rover LR2, about 6 months after the purchase I started to have problems turning the car on, the engine would turn but the vehicle wouldn't start. I took it to the dealership 4 times (each time I left the car from 2 to 4 days in the dealership) only to tell me (the fourth time) that the problem didn't have a fix, that Land Rover was working to fix the problem and I had to wait until they found one. So now every time I drive my car for about 30 minutes (to the market, the movies, gas station, almost everywhere) the car doesn't start, it takes about 2 to 5 minutes and about 5 tries to get it started, it does not sound like much, but after it happens 3 or 4 times a day it becomes really irritating not to mention that you have an unreliable $42K vehicle with only 15K miles.

- Pacoima, CA, USA

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