Of course, Land Rovers are very popular, however, they are often reviewed for various technical issues. So whether you are going to buy a used Land Rover (more information in our previous article), already having one, or considering a purchase of a new vehicle, it would be useful to know what are the most common malfunctions occurring in Land Rover cars.
- - Among the most common problems with recent Land Rover models, customers admit air suspension malfunction. You can check our article where we have discussed this problem and possibilities of pneumatic suspension parts replacement.
- - Another common repair that many Land Rover vehicles require, is the replacement of suspension arms, most commonly front lower arms. Mechanics say that the problem itself is in lower suspension bush, but it is easier and more reliable to replace the whole arm. You may check these parts here.
- - Anti-roll bar bushes when wear out affect vehicle’s level on the corners, also influencing steering wheel responsiveness. The rubber bushes can be replaced separately as well as the whole anti-roll kit can be changed. The anti-roll bar details you may see here.
- - The suspension arm and the anti-roll bar are connected with the suspension tie bar (a little rod with ball joints). It also experiences wear out after a certain period of time. So when hearing a noise of a metal behind the wheels, the problem might be in suspension tie bar or its bolts.
- - A loud noise might also appear as the result of wheel bearing wear out. It is not hard to indicate if the problem occurs in a front hub or bearing place, however, if there is already a concern, it’s better to ask for a professional advice.
- - Handbrake screeching is also what can happen if the actuator has seized. To release it you can use emergency cable under the handbrake button. Still, if this problem occurs not the first time, the replacement of the actuator will be the next step. Also, the screeching can be explained by the handbrake shoes collapsing, which, in turn, may cause the damage of discs.
- - The next very common problem is brake pipe corrosion. The dirt and dust stick to it easily, plus salt, used on the roads, also fosters corrosion, which leads to fluid losses and further functional problems.
- - The most frequently encountered malfunction of diesel engines is oil leakage through the front crankshaft oil seal. This happens unexpectedly, transiently and usually when it’s cold. Basically, the front oil seal squeezes out of the mounting seat, and the oil flows like a stream. The owner often sees that there is a leak of oil, and even refills it, but the oil drains all the time, and the car gets into service.
- - Automatic transmissions usually work well till around 200,000 mileage. When drivers change frequently, errors may occur in the adaptive transmission control system. They might be fixed by resetting adaptive settings via computer.
Land Rovers are kind of unique. Not many vehicles combine comfort and excellent maneuverability. WIth Land Rover you can show up in a high society, and, at the same time, you can drive through such areas where fashionable modern crossovers have no chance. Nevertheless, malfunctions, happen now and then and if you need any parts for your Land Rover, Ukarauto will get you covered.