hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,306 miles

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2004 Land Rover Range Rover transmission problems

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2004 Land Rover Range Rover Owner Comments

problem #5

May 022011

Range Rover 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,025 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Land Rover, Range rover. While the contact was driving approximately 25 mph, the transmission exhibited a jerk and surged forward unexpectedly. The rpms began to increase rapidly. When the accelerator pedal was engaged the vehicle rolled backwards. The brakes were applied and the vehicle came to a complete stop. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where they stated that the transmission failed due to an internal problem. The technician stated that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 75,025. Updated 06/02/11 updated 06/06/11

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #4

Jan 022010

Range Rover

  • 56,000 miles
We have a 2004 Land Rover Range rover and going home one night it kept down shifting during rush hour causing the engine to rev up so we figured it was some sort of limp home mode. The next morning it started fine, we backed out of the driveway and when we shifted to drive a transmission failsafe came on and we could not even move forward. We had to back own the street to park and then call a tow truck. When it got to the dealership the transmission had to be completely replaced. I asked the dealership if there was a recall and was told no. I went online and found there was one that would cause loss of drive if it wasn't fixed. I then called Land Rover and even though they were trying to be helpful, informing there was a recall and that our vehicle had already been repaired, they were completely unable to help me out at all. I think when you buy a vehicle like this the transmission should not go out at 56,000 miles. Instead I have a $6,000 repair bill.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #3

Aug 202009

Range Rover

  • 67,000 miles
It started about 2 months ago after I brought my car in for a recall issue I received in the mail regarding the differentials and front drive shaft. I figure it was a good idea to have it fixed as a preventable measure. Shortly after (about 2 weeks) I started noticing "trans prog error" appear on my dashboard display but it would disappear and reappear and figure if the light does not stay on it should not be an issue. Than my car one day while driving on the fast lane of the highway just lost power and displayed to put car in neutral. I had to get the car towed to a repair shop. They told me that it was a sensor and that I should try a transmission fluid change first. That did not help, I continued driving for another 2 weeks with getting stuck in the middle of the highway several times at very dangerous times (ie. After 2am) with close calls, fortunately nothing happened to me but I would like to see that this does not happen to anyone else. I took the car to lr dealership repair and they told me that I needed a new transmission and transfer box among other things that would bring it to a $11-15K job. I find this ridiculous for such an expensive car that was well taken care of with 65,000 miles. I was out of warranty but a transmission should be the life of a car. Please help! I would like to have a recall and/or class action suit to remedy this issue as soon as possible.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 252008

Range Rover

  • 64,503 miles
I have a 2004 Range rover and my brother has a 2003. I just had my car towed today to Land Rover to fix a diff problem that obviously most 2002-2005 models have and Land Rover wants to do nothing about it! mine has 64K on it and my brothers had 58K on it. Total bs that it breaks like that so quickly if at all. These are 78K trucks brand new. Totally unacceptable!

- Covington, KY, USA

problem #1

Apr 252008

Range Rover

  • 24,000 miles
I purchased a new 2004 hse Range rover along with a warranty extension for 100,000 miles. During the second year of ownership, the "failed trans. Program" warning started to appear, the car would suddenly shift into "limp" mode (2nd gear) with a loud thud. Each time I took it to the dealership (3 different dealers) I was told it was just a sensor. Nothing to worry about. I have taken it in for repair for this issue more than 8 times, my warranty just expired, and now I am told that I need a new transmission. I am livid.

- Tampa, FL, USA

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