definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,233 miles

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problem #3

May 162007

Discovery II 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,700 miles
Front drive shaft broke off during freeway driving. Vehicle has never been used offroad. This is very unusual and many others have experienced the same problem. This results in dangerous driving consequences. Our vehicle only has 46,000 miles.

- Arroyo Grande, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 052007

Discovery II

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Two months after purchasing my 2002 Land Rover discovery SE II it started vibrating while I was driving. I pulled off to the side of the road and I drive shaft broke off and fell onto the ground. There was no warning it happened suddenly while driving. I had to get it towed 30 miles back to my house and I am still having trouble getting it fixed properly.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #1

Feb 152006

Discovery II 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles
Land Rover Discovery II front drive shafts will always fail catastrophically between 60,000 to 70,000 miles. Every Land Rover forum discusses this and the consensus is that Land Rover should have reported this to NHTSA as a safety issue. When they break the consequences include the shaft going into the passenger compartment or traveling at a high rate of speed into nearby cars. Every Discovery II on the road has these front shafts fail and the owners of the vehicles have never been warned of this extreme danger.

- Lee's Summit, MO, USA