Land Rover Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Land Rover reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Ask Smithy Xtra LPG conversion for Range Rover

Answered by CarsGuide 17 May 2011

The Range Rover can be successfully converted, but you need to determine the health of your engine first. Ask the installer to run a check over it, if it gets a clean bill of health you could go ahead with confidence.

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Ask Smithy Xtra Toyota Land Rover possible lemon

Answered by CarsGuide 10 May 2011

We don’t have lemon laws like they do in the United States, but the new consumer laws that came into effect in January this year give the consumer more power to resolve issues with the products they buy, and that includes cars. Take you case to the ACCC  at , or the consumer affairs department in your state.

Under the Australian Consumer Law introduced in January 2011, a consumer can request a refund or a replacement for persistent problems if the car doesn’t do the job it’s supposed to do.

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Need new Range Rover key

Answered by CarsGuide 10 Mar 2011

Try Ram Locksmiths (1300 13 7726). They might be able to help you out, but they will need to see the key to know for sure.

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Service charges for a Discovery

Answered by CarsGuide 25 Nov 2010

It's hard for dealers to predict what they might find during a service inspection, so it's always a possibility that the cost could blow out. They did phone and give you the option of repair or not, and you obviously chose not to do the repairs. That they didn't protest when you drove away suggests the ball joint wear wasn't of major concern, but if indeed they were worn out at such a low odometer it would be. I would seek a second opinion on the things the dealer said needed repairing.

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Powerchipping a Land Rover Discovery

Answered by CarsGuide 11 Nov 2010

The TD5 five-cylinder diesel fitted from 1999 has a timing chain and there's no servicing involved. Generally, using a chip works well without causing any problems with reliability.

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Ethanol adversely affecting Land Rover

Answered by CarsGuide 3 Jun 2010

We have had a number of reports like yours relating to problems with older cars when running on fuel containing ethanol. When planning on traveling in remote areas with an older car it's worth checking on what fuel is available and if it has ethanol, and making your travel plans around that information.

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Unhappy Discovery

Answered by CarsGuide 15 Jan 2010

A LAND Rover spokesman told us this situation does occasionally happen, however it's very rare and doesn't only affect Land Rovers, but all vehicles with keyless entry. Mobile-phone towers, airports and shopping centres can cause interference. In 2000 Land Rover changed the frequency of its keyless entry systems, reducing the risk of any interference. They advise that you should speak to your Land Rover dealer to see if it's possible to change the frequency of your system.

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Disco a good way to go

Answered by CarsGuide 30 Oct 2009

THAT is a lot of kays and, with the higher mileages, you have to anticipate there might be more problems. The Disco is generally a sound vehicle and is very competent off-road, so it can be a good choice. Another one is an older Mitsubishi Pajero -- not as flashy, but a good solid vehicle nonetheless and there are lots around.

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