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2008 Land Rover LR2 Recalls & Reliability

Recalls

There has been 1 safety recall issued from NHTSA.

VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLYRecall Date: 01/30/2008
  • Summary: LAND ROVER IS RECALLING 12,353 MY 2008 LR2 VEHICLES BUILT WITH A SUNROOF. FAILURE OF EITHER THE LEFT OR RIGHT HAND SIDE SUNROOF GUIDE RAIL CAN OCCUR WHEN THE SUNROOF IS OPERATED. EXCESSIVE STRESS CAN DEVELOP IN THE OVER-MOLDED BRACKET WHICH COULD LEAD TO CRACKING DURING NORMAL SUNROOF OPERATION. IF CRACKS OCCUR AND PROPAGATE IN A CERTAIN AREA OF THE GUIDE RAIL, FRAGMENTS OF THE PLASTIC OVER-MOLD MATERIAL MAY DETACH FROM THE GUIDE RAIL AND OBSTRUCT THE OPERATION OF THE SUNROOF.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 12353
  • Consequence: THE OBSTRUCTION COULD CAUSE THE SUNROOF, WHEN OPERATED, TO BIND, TWIST, AND POTENTIALLY DETACH FROM THE OPERATING MECHANISM. IF THE SUNROOF IS SUBSEQUENTLY CYCLED AND A VERTICAL FORCE APPLIED, I.E., A CUSTOMER MANUALLY AIDING THE ROOF TO CLOSE OR WIND LIFT, THE GLASS PANEL CAN BECOME FULLY DETACHED FROM THE VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.
  • Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSTALL RETENTION INSERTS TO BOTH SIDES OF THE GLASS PANEL GUIDE RAILS. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING FEBRUARY 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT LAND ROVER AT 1-800-637-6837.
  • Notes: CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 08V055000

Reliability

Our reliability score is based on the J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) rating or, if unavailable, the J.D. Power Predicted Reliability rating.

Dependability Ratings1 2008
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Feature & Accessory Dependability
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Warranty

Land Rover offers a four-year/50,000-mile basic warranty on the LR2. Though quality ratings are not yet in for the LR2, there is serious concern over the reliability record of the manufacturer, with more than one reviewer noting that Land Rover has frequently suffered from poor reliability test ratings. The San Francisco Chronicle says, "In the latest Consumer Reports report on reliability, Land Rover placed 35th out of 36 brands. Only Mercedes-Benz was lower."

But Newsday wonders how "reliable" the reliability figures really are: "Finally, we get to the issue of reliability. It's a tricky one in this case because Land Rover's sales volumes are relatively low, making it difficult for some researchers to gather enough owner input for valid samples." And the Sacramento Bee, reflecting on the model that the LR2 replaces, observes that those "who had bad experiences with the Land Rover Freelander -- it suffered in some reliability studies -- will be glad to know that Land Rover has insisted that the LR2 is a complete do-over. The LR2 shares about zero with the old Freelander, Land Rover said."

Warranty information last updated: 2/17/09

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