Internal failure of the rear cargo door latch can cause the door to not open when using the outside door handle.
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2001 Land Rover Discovery
2001 Land Rover Discovery Problems
A Coolant leak under the middle of the vehicle can be caused by a leaking throttle body deicer. Coolant travels down the engine towards the rear before dripping to the ground.
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Low coolant levels can be caused by leaking head gaskets and/or failed cylinder liners. Misfires or engine performance issues usually accompany these problems.
A sticking windshield wiper switch can cause a delay in wiper operation, especially in cold weather.
The Check Engine Light may illuminate due to a defective EVAP leak detection pump or defective a oxygen sensor.
2001 Land Rover Discovery Recalls (Recent)
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The power interrupt solenoid may leak electrical current to ground. This could cause heat build up and a fire hazard. Dealers will inspect the power interrupt solenid and will replace it if necessary.
Summary: CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS NO. 105, "HYDRAULIC AND ELECTRIC BRAKE SYSTEMS," AND NO. 135, "PASSENGER CAR BRAKE SYSTEMS." THE ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS) MODULATOR VALVE COVER RETAINING BOLTS CAN CRACK DUE TO STRESSES TRANSMITTED BY THE FLEXING VALVE COVERS.Learn more »
Summary: ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, CONTAMINATION OF AN ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS) SENSOR CAN CAUSE THE ABS ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT (ECU) TO INCORRECTLY INTERPRET THE SENSOR SIGNAL, RESULTING IN INAPPROPRIATE ABS ACTIVATION.Learn more »
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 114, "THEFT PROTECTION." WATER CONTAMINATION OF THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OIL CAN LEAD TO VARIOUS FAILURE MODES OF THE TRANSMISSION. ONE OF THESE FAILURE MODELS RESULTS IN INCORRECT OPERATION OF THE PARK LOCK FUNCTION THAT COULD ALLOW A VEHICLE TO ROLL AWAY IF PARKED WITHOUT THE HANDBRAKE PROPERLY SET.Learn more »
2001 Land Rover Discovery Questions and Answers
The SRS light is on, any thoughts?
having a problem with getting the vehicle out of park,stuck will not move,please help
My Anti Freeze is leaking from what it appears to be my engine, Is this a common problem, how much do you think it will cost to repair, my check engine light is starting to flash on and off as well...
in this really hot weather, mi transmission over heating light is coming on solid at 50 but once below 50 it flashes for a few seconds and then goes away 2 of the 3 times it has come on in the last...
i went in the house for about 20min. and came out side to get in my car and i could not open the door
2001 Land Rover Discovery Reviews
Wow what a truck! Simply the best factory 4x4 available on the planet. You have to know what you are gettting into with one of these rigs though. Its is not a car you can simply change the oil in and expect to run for ever. They require an attentive owner, and a good service shop...but if well maintained this could be your rig for life! once you get past your warrantees, there is a plethora of aftermarket gear to take this truck from basic to Bad Ass
If you really want to respect and enjoy the Disco, take it off road and see what it can really do in the environment it was intended for. Dont forget to smile and wave as you cruise past all your friends who got stuck in their lifted pickups and jeeps...if your feeling nice, throw it low and drag them out with no hesitation or trouble.(this thing will pull a house even with the 4.0L)
Bottom line, do your research on both the model and the specific truck...expect to have some maintenance costs.