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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Most reported 1997 Land Rover Discovery problems
A sticking windshield wiper switch can cause a delay in wiper operation, especially in cold weather.
One or more of the power windows may fail due to a worn window regulator. Replacement of the failed regulator should correct this problem.
A sticky ignition switch can cause the ignition key to become stuck, and possibly break during operation.
Uneven ride height on the vehicle can be caused by leaking air springs.
And exhaust leak may be caused by catalytic converter securing nuts coming loose.
The intake manifold can leak coolant externally, however it is not typically due to a gasket failure. The intake manifold bolts tend to come loose and need to be replaced/updated.
The transfer case can develop a fluid leak from the intermediate shaft and/or the access plates.