2010 Land Rover LR2 drivetrain NHTSA complaints: Power Train

NHTSA — Power Train Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,749 miles

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2010 Land Rover LR2 drivetrain problems

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2010 Land Rover LR2 Owner Comments

problem #6

Jun 042016


  • 25,600 miles


2010 LR2 with 25,900 miles on it developed a whine in the rear end. Dealer says the rear differential needs to be rebuilt/replaced for $2000+. slightly out of warranty by age (but not by mileage). Dealer say's warranty will not cover, however it appears there are many many other cases for the LR2 that have the same issue. However, it does not appear that Land Rover North America or the dealer is interested in dealing with this issue, despite the fact that it seems to be a pervasive issue. It seems there should be a recall on the rear differential issue to resolve the problem.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #5

Aug 022016


  • 5 miles
I bought a 2010 Land Rover LR2 from the dealer less that 1 year ago. It had 72,000 miles when I bought it, the sales rep and Land Rover said the car was a "loaner" car for customers. They said it was fully maintained and serviced at the appropriate miles. Ive only driven it 8,000 miles and the drive train is now humming and whirling. I took it to an independent shop and they said that these Land Rover are infamous in having these problems. More than any other car. In this case I strongly feel Land Rover should as a courtesy fix my rear differential because it is not a common problem and a flaw in these cars. The humming whirly noise comes as you start to run the car and gets dude as you speed up. In conclusion the repair for the differential is very expensive.

- San Bruno, CA, USA

problem #4

Jan 212016


  • 35,890 miles
Loud whine/growling sound coming from drive train at all speeds. Grew louder over a period of two weeks. Had to have the rear differential replaced at only 35,890 miles due to bearing failure.

- Meridian, ID, USA

problem #3

Oct 202015


  • 65,000 miles


Spring in gear selector trigger sheared in half, obstructed trigger.

- Huntington, NY, USA

problem #2

Aug 142015


  • 62,000 miles
I recently purchased a 2010 Land Rover LR2 with around 61,000 miles on it from a friend who had taken great care of it. After putting about a 1000 miles on it in 2 months, a roaring noise started coming from the rear of the car while driving around at various speeds in town. Note that this car has never been off road. It was subtle at first and continued to grow louder. I looked this up online and was shocked to see that this was a potential rear differential failure and was even more shocked that it appears to be an epidemic with the vehicle. I called Land Rover in little rock, ar and made an appointment to bring the car in to be looked at. As first thought, it is the rear differential going out at 62,000 miles and there is no repair, just a full replacement for $2,800. I was told by the service tech that this is a very common issue with this car and it was a design flaw. He said that Land Rover is fully aware of the issue but there is no recall at this time as they didn't see it as a safety concern. How can this be" if driven in this condition, it will lock up at some point and there you will be in the middle of the road or freeway! note that there is also a service bulletin out detailing the repair. He did state that the new rear differential is an improved design" one of the sites detailing this issue is www.landroversonly.com.

- Benton, AR, USA

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problem #1

May 072013

LR2 6-cyl

  • 56,000 miles
I started to hear a whirring noise so took the car to a repair center (within 48 hours) that works on land rovers (there are no longer any Land Rover dealerships in vt) and they found that the rear differential was deteriorated (viscous fluid, metal chips shredding). The car was unsafe to drive - they found that, when they ordered the replacement part, the supplier is getting this problem on this model 4-5 times per month. This is not something I would expect on a 3 yr old car with the supposed durability of a lr that is driven only on regular roads (no off road driving which supposedly can be done in a Land Rover). Land Rover says they cannot do anything about this because it is 1) out of warranty and 2) I did not take it to a lr dealer even though there were extenuating circumstances as the nearest dealer is now hours away since the vt dealer closed 2 yrs ago and I could have had an accident if I had continued to drive the car with this serious problem. It seems to me there is a defect in the differential parts installed in the Land Rover LR2 that could cause serious accidents to happen when they fail.

- Waterbury, VT, USA

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