ll

LAND ROVER DISCOVERY ENGINE DEFECT

 

The Land Rover Discovery engine has had substantial problems and owners may be entitled to compensation.  Here are some typical complaints excerpted from NHTSA sites.  Call for a free consultation.  

Date Complaint Filed: 09/21/2013 
Component(s): ENGINE , FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM , UNKNOWN OR OTHER  Date of Incident: 09/17/2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10544783
Vehicle Make Model Model Year LAND ROVER DISCOVERY 2003  
Manufacturer: LAND ROVER Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): SALTY16473A...
SUMMARY:
TECHNICAL SERVICE REPORT FROM INDEPENDENT BRITISH LAND ROVER SPECIALISTS, BETHESDA MD: CUSTOMER STATES ENGINE MAKES
A TAPPING NOISE, MOSTLY AT IDLE. DIAGNOSIS - VERIFIED NOISE. OIL LIGHT ON DUE TO LOW OIL PRESSURE, VEHICLE IN VIN RANGE 
FOR OIL PUMP FAILURE DUE TO MISALIGNED FRONT COVER FROM THE MANUFACTURER. OIL PUMP DAMAGE HAS OCCURRED, AND NEEDS TO BE CHANGED.
CORRECT REPAIR IS ENGINE REPLACEMENT, AS DAMAGE TO BEARINGS CAN OCCUR. FAILURE ALSO CAUSED BY BLOCK ALIGNMENT POSITIONING
AT THIS POINT, NO NOTICEABLE ENGINE DAMAGE HAS OCCURRED, AND TO AVOID ENGINE REPLACEMENT CAN REPLACE OIL PUMP ASSEMBLY. 
OIL PUMP REPLACEMENT WOULD ONLY BE TEMPORARY ϬX, AS PROBLEM WILL MOST LIKELY ARISE YEARS DOWN THE LINE. WILL NEED TO CHECK FRONT COVER FOR DAMAGE DURING REPAIR. ADDITIONALLY, LARGE OIL LEAK FROM INTAKE END SEALS DETECTED. RECOMMEND REPLACE OIL PUMP, ALIGN FRONT COVER, REPLACE INTAKE GASKET WHILE NOTING THERE MAY BE CHANCES OF ENGINE FAILURE, BEARING DAMAGE & DAMAGE TO FRONT COVER DETECTED DURING SERVICE. NOTES: TO AVOID ENGINE FAILURE, REPLACED OIL PUMP AT A COST OF $2,600 DUE TO MISALIGNED FRONT COVER FROM THE LAND ROVER MANUFACTURER. WILL LIKELY NEED TO REPLACE ENGINE IN THE FUTURE AT AN EXPECTED COST OF $10,000 DUE TO BLOCK ALIGNMENT POSITIONING MANUFACTURING ERRORS FROM LAND ROVER. CUSTOMER WILL HAVE TO PAY FOR THESE REPAIRS IN THEIR ENTIRETY, DESPITE THE FACT THAT THEY ARE CAUSED BY ORIGINAL MANUFACTURING DEFECTS, AS LAND ROVER HAS NOT ISSUED A RECALL. PLEASE ASSIST - THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF VERY SIMILAR COMPLAINTS POSTED ON MULTIPLE LAND ROVER FORUMS ONLINE.  Request Research    Select this checkbox to order available documentation for a fee. Submit using the form that will appear below.   Date Complaint Filed: 12/18/2012 
Component(s): ENGINE  Date of Incident: 12/12/2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10489103
LAND ROVER DISCOVERY 2003
Manufacturer: LAND ROVER Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): SALTY16493A...
SUMMARY:
TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE CHECK ENGINE AND OIL WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR DIAGNOSIS WHERE THEY ADVISED HIM THAT THERE WERE SLIGHT OIL LEAKS FOUND. THE CONTACT WAS ALSO ADVISED TO CONTINUE TO CHECK THE OIL LEVELS AND TO ADD OIL IN THE VEHICLE UNTIL REACHING HIS DESTINATION. THE CONTACT WAS LATER DRIVING 70 MPH WHEN THE VEHICLE EMITTED A LOUD BANGING NOISE. THE CONTACT MOVED TO THE SHOULDER WHERE HE OBSERVED A FOREIGN OBJECT DISCHARGE FROM THE EXHAUST PIPE AND CAUSE THE GRASS TO CATCH ON FIRE. THE POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS WERE CONTACTED AND A REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS LATER TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE THEY ADVISED THAT THE ENGINE FAILED DUE TO EXTREMELY LOW OIL PRESSURE AND A BLOWN PISTON. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AND OFFERED NO ASSISTANCE. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGES WERE APPROXIMATELY 134,000.  Request Research    Select this checkbox to order available documentation for a fee. Submit using the form that will appear below.   Date Complaint Filed: 12/17/2012 
Component(s): ENGINE  Date of Incident: 09/17/2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10489024
Manufacturer: LAND ROVER Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): SALTY16463A...
SUMMARY:
TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY. WHILE PARKED, THE CONTACT NOTICED THAT THE ENGINE COOLANT WAS LOW
AND THE VEHICLE WAS OVERHEATING. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE TECHNICIAN ADVISED THE
CONTACT THAT THE RESERVOIR WAS LEAKING AND THE COOLANT HOSE WOULD HAVE TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED HOWEVER,
THE FAILURE PERSISTED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN BACK TO THE DEALER WHERE THE CONTACT WAS THEN INFORMED THAT THE HEAD GASKET
WOULD HAVE TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 118,000.  

Date Complaint Filed: 06/23/2012 
Component(s): ENGINE  Date of Incident: 06/18/2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10462863
LAND ROVER DISCOVERY 2003  
SUMMARY:
I WAS DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY WHEN MY ENGINE STARTED KNOCKING. I IMMEDIATELY PULLED OVER AND THEN MY OIL AND ENGINE
LIGHTS CAME ON. I HAD IT TOWED TO THE DEALERSHIP AND WAS INFORMED MY OIL PUMP WASN'T ANY GOOD AND I NEEDED TO 
REPLACE MY ENGINE. AFTER DOING SOME INVESTIGATING I DISCOVERED THERE WAS A TECHNICAL ALERT SENT OUT TO DEALERSHIPS
REGARDING 2003 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY II OIL PUMP FAILURES. I WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THIS WHEN I PURCHASED MY VEHICLE YEARS AGO.
LAND ROVER IS LIABLE FOR THIS AND I WOULD LIKE THEM TO REPLACE MY ENGINE. THEY SHOULD HAVE RECALLED THESE VEHICLES UPON
DISCOVERING THE ISSUE. NOT ALL CUSTOMERS HAVE ACCESS TO TECHNICAL ALERTS AND IF I DIDN'T RESEARCH THIS MATTER I WOULD HAVE
NOT HAD A CLUE THIS MATTER EXISTED. PLEASE HELP ME. I HAVE A 6 MONTH OLD SON AND NEED RELIABLE TRANSPORTATION.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. *TT  Request Research    Select this checkbox to order available documentation for a fee. Submit using the form that will appear below.   Date Complaint Filed: 04/23/2012 
Component(s): POWER TRAIN  Date of Incident: 04/15/2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10456179
LAND ROVER DISCOVERY 2003
  
Manufacturer: LAND ROVER Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): SALTL16433A...
SUMMARY:
OWN A 2003 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY. WAS DRIVING WHEN VEHICLE STARTED TO VIBRATE AND DRIVE ROUGH - IMMEDIATELY AFTER THAT, 
A NOISE WAS HEARD COMING FROM UNDERNEATH THE VECHICLE. THE CAR IMMEDIATELY STOPPED WHILE THE ENGINE WAS STILL RUNNING
AND WOULD NOT MOVE. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A MECHANIC. THEY FOUND THAT THE FRONT DRIVE SHAFT "DOUBLE SPICER HAD BROKE
AT THE TRANSFER CASE MOUNTING POINT AND WOULD NEED A NEW DRIVE SHAFT. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. A CASE WAS FILED WITH
LAND ROVER - HOWEVER, I AM ALSO DOCUMENTING THIS AS A SAFTEY CONCERN SO THAT OTHERS COULD BE AWARE OF THIS
DANGER BEHAVIOR OF THE VEHICLE STOPPING IMMEDIATELY WITHOUT WARNING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HIGHWAY. THIS COULD HAVE BEEN VERY FATAL IF VEHICLE WOULD HAVE BEEN DRIVEN DURING A HIGH TRAFFIC PERIOD. THIS INCIDENT WAS ALSO VERY FRIGHTING FOR MYSELF AND THE KIDS THAT WERE IN THE CAR WITH ME AND I AM PRAYING THAT LAND ROVER TAKE THIS SAFETY ISSUE VERY SERIOUS AND ISSUE A RECALL FOR ALL OF THEIR LAND ROVER MODELS (NOT JUST THE RANGE ROVER) BEFORE SOMEONE GET SERIOUSLY HURT FROM THIS ABNORMAL FAILURE. *TR 

Law Offices of Howard A. Gutman,
230 Route 206, Flanders, New Jersey 07836
(973) 598-1980, E-mail
Howian@aol.com
Fax (973) 531-4110

New Jersey Office
305 Madison Avenue, Suite 449
New York, New Jersey 10165 (212) 886-4838

FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION

We offer a free initial telephone consultation to discuss your lemon law case. Please feel free to call or e-mail our office.

keywords New Jersey lemon law, claim, law New Jersey State lemon law, claims.