land-rover-hance-europeanIrrefutably representing luxury, Land Rover is one of the premiere brands in the automotive industry. They’re great vehicles and they’re very popular in the United States, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have their share of problems. Land Rover has had some recalls and investigations over the years. Here are the six most common problems plaguing Land Rovers.

1.  Air Suspension Problems

Air suspension systems are designed to improve the way Land Rovers ride. In fact, this is what draws many Land Rover owners to this vehicle: the smooth ride. But after about six years or so, the suspension starts to sag, prompting customers to replace the original air suspension with traditional coils, at a cost of thousands.

2. Electrical Issues and Oil Leaks

When spending a $60,000 for a vehicle, the last thing you want is to have problems with the electrical system and resulting oil leaks. However, some customers report issues like head gasket failures and heater core failures. Land Rovers are known for leaking oil, even before reaching 60,000 miles. These leaks commonly happen in oil cooler lines and valve cover gaskets.

3.  Sunroof Water Leaks

Sunroofs in Land Rovers can leak, sometimes even under 55,000 miles. The cause is usually due to pinched sunroof drains.

4.  Parking Brake Failure

Land Rover owners report parking brake failures and screeching sounds when the parking brake is engaged. Over time, this forces it out of alignment and precipitates the need for readjustment.

5.  Steering Shaft Problems

Do you hear loud noises when turning the steering wheel? The steering shaft could be malfunctioning. This complaint is usually reported as a result of turning at low speeds.

6.  Airbag Malfunction

The enhanced safety features are probably what drew you to a luxury vehicle like the Land Rover in the first place. But sometimes there is a misalignment of the air bag springs and steering columns, causing the wiring to break and the bags to malfunction. As a result, the air bags may deploy erroneously or prematurely, leading to injury and death. Some reports of lacerations and finger amputations have also been noted.

Contact Hance’s European

In the end, it’s important to do your research before purchasing a Land Rover. If you already have one and love it, great. But as with any vehicle, it will need service now and then, as well as repairs or recall work. For that, rely on Hance’s European to make any necessary repairs on your Land Rover. Contact us at 214-761-5975.