hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,783 miles

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2004 Land Rover Range Rover suspension problems

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2004 Land Rover Range Rover Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 012013

Range Rover

  • 73,956 miles


Driving at 35 mph on a slightly slope blvd. The 2004 Range rover experience a sudden lack of control by driver. Immediately felt Range rover weave slightly out of control and rear end dipping downward. The driver had to react quickly to compensate and regain control to continue driving safely. Immediately contacted (other-foreign) repair shop and drove 5 minutes to shop. Shop ase tech diagnosis problem as ABS control module failed. Reason for spontaneous air suspension lifts to vehicle when sitting in traffic. Tech notes: Failure with air suspension will cause vehicle to lean (off balance) and may create hazardous driving conditions. ABS control module cost to repair $2,000. - $2,500 further diagnostic needed to determine possible other related issues to spontaneous air suspension lifting. If found leakage of suspension airbags, each air bag approximately $600 each on rear suspension. Owners feels this is an obvious and well known problem with Range rovers (and other landrover models) which the manufacturer is ignoring. Owner feel manufacturer continuance to not addressing the issue may cause grave inquiry if and when suspension fails while driving.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #5

Apr 122010

Range Rover

  • 64,356 miles
Bought this vehicle for wife brand new for $80,000. First 38,000 miles best car ever owned. Then the landslide began. First bad vibration front end we pay $1,300 for wheel bearings. The transmission cooler rusted out. Our fault salty roads $1,100 next the radiator goes $1,800 on us. By now 72,000 miles on it. Keep in mind my wife only uses to goto grocery store and pick kids up from school. God forbid we ever took it off road or thru the plains of africa. Now the biggy starts engine surging for no reason, vibration in steering wheel. Yes tires are new and balanced. Then the notorious transmission failsafe. Limpmode. Safety mode. How about sucker mode. Take it to dealer and they say need new transmission. I freak and second mechanic there looks at it and said its the transfer case motor $3,100. Oh yea that would be on us as well. So I say I'll tell you what put it in writing, that for sure this is the problem and if fixed all my transmission problems go away and if they don't its on you guys until its fixed. Yes you know what they said. I mean what happened to honesty and integrity. Love your neighbor as yourself. Stand by your work. Look I knew going into this car it was high maintenance but it does not even have 100,000 miles on it. Never fixed. Somedays it acts up all day other times once or twice it limps very sporadic. Pretty much a weatherby car. Whether or not it will act up or not. Ashamed to sell it and give someone else the problems. Tried telling people about problems and they said they would give me $7,000 carmax would not touch it actually refused to appraises it even though it was the cleanest they have seen. Issue the auction had a lemon flag on all the rangerovers with 70,000 miles or more. Nice!

- Darlington, MD, USA

problem #4

Dec 272010

Range Rover

  • 61,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Land Rover Range rover hse. The contact started the ignition and the air suspension inactive warning light was illuminated and the vehicle independently lowered. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired for the failure. The failure mileage was 61,000.

- Brookland, NY, USA

problem #3

Jun 222009

Range Rover

  • miles


Suspension: Sound coming from the front end suspension when making turns at low speeds. It's happens mostly when slowing down to pull into a parking lot or when you hit a bump or go over railroad tracks. Had lower control arm, lower strut and lower ball joint to try fix problem but not the case still having issue. Suspension: Front/rear imbalance the eas will intermittently raise the front of the car and not the rear. Could be parked-I get in and start and it will pop up-leaving the rear down so the car appears to "squat". had height sensors replaced. The front end has over 2-3 inches greater clearance than the rear when this occurs. Suspension: Rattle under vehicle when you accelerate body: Passenger door can¿T be opened from inside or out, door lock seems to freeze/jam. Body: Door seals leaking water getting in between the inner and outer seals on the rear doors. Lighting: Condensation in tail lights.

- Euclid, OH, USA

problem #2

Mar 272009

Range Rover

  • 60,000 miles
Car shake, vibrate and with strong pull towards either right side or left side. Simultaneously, there appears to be an intermittent loss of power and vehicle will not respond to gas pedal.

- Cerritos, CA, USA

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problem #1

Dec 202008

Range Rover

  • 75,384 miles
All Range rovers from 2003-2005 have a full air ride suspension that supports the vehicle on all four corners. The concern is that the airbag that supports the front of the vehicle, ruptures and throws the vehicle off balance while cornering causes a loss of control of the vehicle. When the air suspension fails it also deactivates the anti-lock brakes making the vehicle unsafe to drive because of a lack of ABS control. This is a problem that Land Rover is aware of and are not making any attempt to address. This is a $1200-$1500 repair for one side (left or right) not both front air bags that support the front of the vehicle. If this concerned is researched you will be amazed at the number of repairs that are done and paid for by Range rover owners, because this safety issue is not reported or addressed. I am experiencing this issue now.

- Columbiana, AL, USA

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