really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,937 miles

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2003 Land Rover Range Rover steering problems

steering problem

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2003 Land Rover Range Rover Owner Comments

problem #6

Apr 092015

Range Rover

  • 81,800 miles


The steering wheel on the vehicle turns but just makes a clicking noise and does not actually turn the wheels.

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

problem #5

Feb 052014

Range Rover

  • 105,600 miles
While driving down the highway, the steering wheel just dropped down.

- Lords Valley, PA, USA

problem #4

Jun 052013

Range Rover 8-cyl

  • miles
My vehicle was driving just fine and then the next time I went to drive it wouldn't start, the key would not turn. I called my dad over who is a mechanic and he advised it was maybe the battery.I ended up calling on M roadside assistance to have my car towed to a shop to have it looked and get fixed. The mechanic after a week told me about multiple scenarios it could be. After disconnecting the battery the car was able to start and I drove it to a different mechanic for a second opinion. This mechanic advised me to replace the ignition switch and I did and now after two months the vehicle will still not start! so then I looked online searching for an answer and that when I discovered page after page of people online posting in forums looking for answers to the same issues with there 03 Range rover, with the exact same issues sounds mechanics telling them the same diagnosis! I have come to the conclusion after talking to Range rover directly that after running my VIN the steering column had already been replaced before with the previous owner!. and on the forums people were saying that they did the same replacements of parts and it either worked in some cases or others the problem came back! so I've concluded that Ranger rover should do a formal recall on this part. Because what if this problem happened while driving or while out on the highway you stop for gas and then your car will just not start!

- Hope Mills, NC, USA

problem #3

Sep 202010

Range Rover

  • 106,911 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Land Rover Range rover. The contact stated that the tilt and telescoping motors failed and were inoperable. The bracket that held the telescoping motor wires together fractured and the contact was unable to adjust the steering wheel forward or backward. The contact stated that the telescoping motor fell behind the brakes and caused the brakes to not fully engage when being depressed. The dealer disconnected the motors from the wires but did not replace the motors. The dealer advised that because of the age of the vehicle, the repairs would be at the contact's expense. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 106,911.

- Hampton, NH, USA

problem #2

Apr 092009

Range Rover

  • 93,310 miles
Tilt steering column failure causing steering wheel to move freely. Telescoping feature causing free movement of steering wheel on the vertical axis.

- Fishers, IN, USA

problem #1

Mar 252009

Range Rover

  • 92,000 miles
The steering column, reach motor, is getting stuck. And I heard this isn't 1st complaint regarding, reach motor in 04 landrover Range rover, hse.

- Memphis, TN, USA

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