Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Land Rover Discovery 4x4?
Discoverys are often used as tow vehicles, so if the car’s been fitted with a tow bar, check it hasn’t been asked to pull something that’s too heavy for its maximum tow weight.
You’ll also find that a few Discovery owners take their cars off road from time to time, so have a good look underneath to check there are no signs of damage and no significant scuffing to suspension components, bumpers or the underside of the engine.
There are three listed recalls to check on.
Reason for recall: Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) feature will not be available.
Reason for recall: The fuel return hose may leak. Increased fuel odour may be noticed and drivers may also observe liquid fuel puddles underneath the vehicle. It is possible that fuel may leak onto the road surface which can present a skid hazard to other road users increasing the risk of a crash. Should leaking fuel come into contact with a sufficiently hot surface in the engine bay there will be an increased risk of fire.
Reason for recall: Vehicles failed to routinely achieve the required levels of CO2 emissions.
Reason for recall: The brazing of the fuel rail end caps is inconsistent and may not correctly seal the fuel rail ends. Fuel vapour and liquid fuel leaks can occur over time. This can lead to a liquid fuel leak into the engine bay.