Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Land Rover Discovery Sport 4x4?
There has been a higher-than-normal incidence of complaints about squeaks, rattles and other interior quality issues with the Discovery Sport, and while these might seem inconsequential, they’re sometimes difficult to solve, so if the car you’re testing is rattly and it annoys you, don’t assume it’ll be an easy fix.
The seatbelt pretensioner, which is part of the vehicle's safety restraint system, might not operate correctly on vehicles made between 12 July and 26 October 2016. Find out if your car is affected by this because new pretensioners will need to be fitted if it is.
Electrical short circuit
An issue with chafing of the electrical wiring harness of Discovery Sport models manufactured between 9 July and 16 October 2015 that can lead to a short circuit. Check with a dealer if you think your car is affected by this because it'll need to be inspected by a technician to have the necessary repair work carried out.
There have been a couple of recalls regarding fuel leaks. The first could occur from the fuel rail in the engine bay of some examples made from 5 May 2016 to 31 January 2018, while the second is for chafed fuel lines on vehicles built between 5 March 2015 and 22 April 2016. Find out from a Land Rover dealer if yours is affected because it'll need to be inspected by a technician at a dealer.