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Consult the Lemon-Meter™

Check if your Range Rover is considered a "lemon" by your state. The Lemon-Meter gives you a lemon report card. See if you may have a legal rights with a few clicks of your mouse.

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Full Service

Think you have a lemon? Sit back and let the experts work aid your lemon at no cost to you. The law makes Land Rover pay legal fees. Our lawyers work for free to have your Range Rover replaced.

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Self Service

Are you the fix-it-yourself type? If you have a lemon, the law is on your side. The first step is to give your dealer a "demand letter."

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Is your Range Rover a lemon?

Many reviewers claim that Land Rover Range Rover is a personal luxury SUV, and one that is among the most versatile vehicles on the road. The vehicle made its debut in 1970 and has undergone just three complete overhauls through the years. The last time the Range Rover got a makeover was in 2003, making it quicker and more agile than its predecessors.

Much of the vehicle's current design and engineering is credited to BMW, which then sold the company to Ford. Ford continues to use BMW engines in Range Rovers.

The Range Rover is powered by 282 hp, 4.4-liter V8 engine mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. In addition, it has a permanent four-wheel drive system with a two-speed transfer case and a Torsen center differential. The Range Rover also offers all-terrain traction and stability control, as well as four-wheel disc brakes with Anti Lock Braking.

In the realm of passenger safety, the Range Rover offers emergency brake assist, skid-correcting dynamic stability control, and electronic brake-force distribution. For off-road use, the vehicle is equipped with hill descent control. The Range Rover's deadlocks and immobilizer are a serious deterrent to theft.

Common Problems

The following are common problems faced by Land Rover Range Rover owners, as filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • Failures of Air Suspension
  • Steering Column Issues
  • Problems with Auto Gearbox
  • Transmission Problems
  • Stalling Problems

Some of these problems have resulted in recalls, while others have resulted in lawsuits that are wending their way through the legal system.

Consumer complaints about the Range Rover include the following comments:

"My 2005 Land Rover LR3 has stalled 9 times since I first got it on 01/02/05. My dealer has been unable to correct this failure after two visits to the shop and numerous components replaced. It does not stall every time in the same situation. I am concerned for the safety of my family."

"Land Rover: Why?
It is the most useless nameplate on the American road. Unreliable, complicated, expensive, gas-guzzling, don't get me started. I mean, all these fancy gizmos for going off road (terrain control or whatever it's called, hill descent control, locking diffs), when no one is going to take their leather-lined, carpeted luxomobile onto anything rougher than a gravel driveway."

Here is a specific case of a recall, the details of which are on file with NHTSA:

In certain vehicles, the automatic transmission parking pawl guide plate was incorrectly manufactured. As a result, park may not engage when the lever in the vehicle is moved into position and all indicators show that the park position has been achieved. Moreover, if the vehicle is parked on an incline and the parking brake is not engaged, it could result in a vehicle rollaway condition, increasing the risk of a crash.

Legal Rights

See the listing at the above right for things you can do.