hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,429 miles

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problem #4

May 102017


  • 112,715 miles
Rear differential, excessive noise resulting from design flaw well documented by Land Rover. Cost of repair unreasonably high and is a source of financial abuse by repair facilities. Actual cost is approximately $200 in parts and 5 hours labor. Repair facilities quotes range from $2,800 - $9,300 by ignoring any alternative to a complete replacement.

- Winsted, CT, USA

problem #3

Jul 062012


  • 42,000 miles
Rear differential - noticed that the vehicle had started to make humming noise and it seems the noise was coming from the rear of the vehicle. Land Rover shop checked and said the noise is coming from the tires. Replaced all 4 tires ($1500) and still the noise remained. Got it checked from two other Land Rover shops and both reached the same conclusion - rear differential / bearing failure!! my LR2 has never gone off-road. I called the Land Rover dealer and he quoted $8900 to replace the entire unit!! unbelievable!! online research shows this is a very common problem LR2 owners are facing. Land Rover must put a recall and fix this immediately to retain their reputation!!

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #2

Oct 172015


  • miles
I have 2009 LR2 with 93K miles on it. I got 130 multi point inspection by the Honda dealer where I bought the car for the humming noise coming from the back. They gave me clean sheet with just 1 tire replacement needed. 1 week later I got the car checked by the Land Rover dealership and was told its my rear differential which will cost North of $3K. I researched and come to know that there many people out there with this large cost problem with Land Rover... why hasn't this been a part of recall"?" I don't have $3K+ sitting around to address the problem. Please assist. Thank you

- Jersey City, NJ, USA

problem #1

Sep 022014


  • 47,000 miles
Rear differential went at 47K miles! started hearing a humming noise on acceleration that progressively got worse over the next month. I researched the problem online, finding out that many people were experiencing the same thing around 50K miles and that it was the rear differential. I called Land Rover explaining the problem, but because I was no longer under warranty, I would be responsible for the entire cost. But before they could do anything, I needed to bring the car in and pay $125 so they could put the car on the lift and confirm it was in fact the rear differential. If it was the rear differential it would cost around $2500-3000! I explained that this issue is well documented on the internet, in multiple Land Rover forums and for a majority of people it is happening just after the warranty expires. They said there was noting they could do about it, the part has not been recalled. I ended up taking the car to a local mechanic, who confirmed the problem (for free!) and charged me $1800. He got the part from Land Rover, it cost 1250 and additional 100 for the fluid/oil that was needed, otherwise the 1 year warranty would be voided. Land Rover you should be ashamed of yourself! the rear differential should not go on a 5 year old vehicle with only 47K miles! I only drive locally to and from work, and have never driven the vehicle off road! this should be covered.

- Oakdale, NY, USA