Trucks & SUVs

The Most Complained About Land Rovers

Land Rover SUVs are known for their prestige and capability. These are plush, luxurious people movers paired with some pretty formidable off-road chops. But even the most upper-level luxury SUVs have their issues. Owning a Land Rover can cost a little higher than average in terms of maintenance. But which are the most complained about Land Rover models?

2019 Land Rover Discovery
2019 Land Rover Discovery | Land Rover

In fact, owners have complained about Land Rover vehicles on CarComplaints.com. Some models have more complaints than others. This is partly due to the popularity of a given model. Either way, however, these are the most complained about Land Rovers.

There are actually very few complaints overall

Although we’ve heard the horror stories of how Land Rover SUVs can be a maintenance nightmare, there are actually very few complaints overall. This is one of the interesting things about Land Rover vehicles. People buy them and love them, typically regardless of the extra maintenance.

2020 Land Rover Range Rover is on display at the 112th Annual Chicago Auto Show
The 2020 Land Rover Range Rover | Raymond Boyd/Getty Images

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Overall, the Land Rover brand has only 30 complaints on file on CarComplaints.com. Still, knowing the details still may help you if you’re looking at Land Rover models. So we made this list of the most complained about Land Rovers.

The Land Rover Freelander

This model has just 11 complaints filed on CarComplaints.com. This is very few. Still, of the most complained about Land Rover models, this one takes the top spot. It may be an older Land Rover, but it’s still on the list. So what are the problems people complain about with the Land Rover Freelander?

According to CarComplaints, the Freelander has issues with the 2000 model year. This Land Rover Freelander had engine problems. In addition, the 2003 Land Rover Freelander has the most complaints filed overall. The most-reported problem is brakes that wear out prematurely in that same 2003 model year.

a Land Rover Freelander parked off-road
Land Rover Freelander | Land Rover

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The Land Rover Discovery II

With just 5 complaints total, the Land Rover Discovery II is another old Land Rover model. It’s second on the list of the most complained about Land Rovers. What problems do owners complain about with this model have?

1992 Discovery 200Tdi
1992 Land Rover Discovery 200Tdi | Bring a Trailer

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According to CarComplaints, the Land Rover Discovery II has complaints mostly for interior accessory problems with the 2004 model year. The 2002 Land Rover Discovery II, however, is the model with the most complaints. The most-reported problem is one we’ve not seen before on CarComplaints. For the 2004 Discovery II, people say that “everything is junk about this vehicle.”

The Land Rover Range Rover and the Discovery

With just 4 complaints overall each, we have a tie for third among the most complained about Land Rovers. The Land Rover Range Rover has been a popular luxury SUV for a long time. The worst problem with the Land Rover Range Rover is with brake issues for the 2017 model year. There are also complaints filed for water leaking through the windshield of the 2017 Range Rover. The most complained about Range Rover, however, is the 1998 model year.

Steel-gray 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar SV Autobiography in front of mountain range
2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar SV Autobiography | Land Rover

The Land Rover Discovery is also third for the most complained about Land Rover models. This Land Rover SUV was at its worst in 1998 with engine problems. The 1998 model year also has the most complaints total. The most reported problem for this SUV is “Main bearing failure, no oil pressure”––also in the 1998 model year.

Most complained about Land Rover SUVs

In spite of the maintenance, most owners love their Land Rovers. However, not every experience is rainbows and butterflies. These are the most complained about Land Rover SUVs according to CarComplaints.