What Discovery Owners Complain About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

Discovery Generations

The Discovery has 2 generations, each with their own issues. Using the same PainRank™ system we've determined that you're better off avoiding the 1st generation (1995–1998).

  1. 5th Generation Discovery

    Years
    2018–2020
    Reliability
    N/A
    PainRank
    N/A
    Complaints
    0
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  2. 1st Generation Discovery

    Years
    1995–1998
    Reliability
    5th of 5
    PainRank
    0.61
    Complaints
    4
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Discovery Key Numbers

  1. 4 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  2. 683 service bulletins

    Documenting the process of troubleshooting common problems.

  3. 8 recall campaigns

    Time-sensitive, free repairs for widespread safety problems.

Recent Discovery News

There's a lot of news out there, but not all of it matters. We try to boil down it to the most important bits about things that actually help you with your car problem. Interested in getting these stories in an email? Signup for free email alerts over at CarComplaints.com.

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    Land Rover's automatic high beams currently violate federal law because they don't indicate to the driver when they're active.

    There are 27,000 vehicles that need to be recalled to fix this problem. In theory, the automatic nature of the system should prevent any unintentional blinding of oncoming traffic. But drivers won't know one way or another until they get the fix.…

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    carcomplaints.com
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    #recall

    Land Rover is issuing a recall for a dangerous electrical issue in the 2019-2020 Discovery SUV.

    They opened an investigation back in April after an increasing number of warranty claims were made saying the vehicle's electrical functions "cut out at highway speeds." That's never good.…

  3. Posted on
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    carcomplaints.com
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    #recall

    Land Rover's automonomous emergency braking (AEB) feature may be disabled without any warning light indicating there's a problem.

    The issue is believed to only affect 86 Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, and Discovery vehicles. The automaker says a driver won't know the system isn't working, a problem Land Rover says can be fixed by updating the software.

    Pro tip: never assume autonomous braking is going to work. A recall starting on November 9th will update the vehicle's software to fix the problem.