2018 Land Rover Range Rover Problems and Top Complaints – Is Your Car A Lemon?

Electrical system and engine issues among the top complaints received by the NHTSA from vehicle owners

Updated on Author: Brian Jones

Updated on Author: Brian Jones

Premium SUVs come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover might be the most recognizable. With the promise that Land Rover is going to go “above & beyond,” customers are often thrilled to get behind the wheel. However, it doesn’t take long to figure out that the faulty electrical system and engine make this model a lemon.


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NHTSA Complaints for the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover

Complaint CategoryNumber of Complaints
Electrical System
Unknown Or Other
Power Train
Fuel/propulsion System
Vehicle Speed Control
Service Brakes

Problems with the Electrical System

Considering the cost of a Land Rover, one would expect a seamless and enjoyable ride in the cabin. Yet, the long list of electrical problems makes that impossible.

Here’s one Edmunds review to consider. “I was driving on a highway with my child when my 2018 Range Rover Supercharged lost power. It completely shut down- no acceleration, no steering, brakes. Not even a blinker to signal to any of the other cars on the highway that my car was broken down. It was the first time I had driven the car since bringing it in to the dealership for multiple faults.  Before this near death experience, my husband and I experienced issues with the screen, the driver side door not closing, no ability to clear windshield when it is fogged up, issues with parking camera in addition to all the fault messages like suspension fault. I put less than 1500 miles on the car. It was certified pre-owned. Hopefully, Land Rover will do the right thing and get me out of this vehicle. This is my second Range Rover purchase.”

It turns out; there are two safety recalls due to the electrical system. NHTSA Campaign Number 19V603000 states that some vehicles with the Continental Surround Camera System have a malfunctioning display that won’t work when the SUV is put in reverse. Without this backup image, owners are more likely to run into something. What’s worse is NHTSA Campaign Number 18V625000, which says that the Autonomous Emergency Braking system could disable itself without warning, leading to a false sense of security for owners. If the system doesn’t intervene in time, a collision could occur. If this is going “above and beyond,” everyone would hate to see what it looks like to have the bare minimum.

Problems with the Engine

Aside from all those faults, the engine isn’t doing what it was designed to either. This is yet another source of contention for owners.

Here’s one more Edmunds review. “It broke down for the first time not but a few miles from the dealership on the date of purchase. The battery light came on even though the dealership said the issue was a fuel sensor which was repaired. They assured me this issue would not occur again. Then the check engine light began coming on and going off seemingly randomly. Not yet having a permanent tag for the vehicle while experiencing multiple issues in less than a month clearly points to this being a problem vehicle, right? Well Land Rover didn’t think so… they only said my vehicle didn’t yet qualify for a re-purchase because the dealership was continuing to service the problems I was experiencing.

The complainant continues…

So, if I understand that correctly, as long as they’re attempting to correct the problems, no matter how many I experience over how long a period of time, this vehicle isn’t a lemon deserving of a re-purchase even though I can’t drive it more than half the time. Yes, let’s allow that to sink in a moment…The initial breakdown issue continues to re-surface despite the dealership supposedly repairing the problem each and every time. I can’t know when or where I will be stranded. Good thing Land Rover Roadside Assistance is open during business hours on business days… oh wait, that doesn’t help me outside of business hours on weekdays or anytime on weekends.”

Land Rover isn’t attempting to hide any engine problems. In fact, the automaker has a long list of bulletins related to engine trouble. One such example, Service Bulletin #SFCC_MAR12_13 plainly states that the Check Engine Light can come on and create a loss of power for drivers. It turns out that Land Rover isn’t attempting to go “above and beyond” when telling it like it is. There’s no hiding the truth, the world already knows.

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Brian Jones

About the Author:

Brian Jones spent more than 30 years working as an ASE Certified Master Tech and Parts Specialist at multiple dealerships. Brian has become an authority in the industry, traveling across the country to consult for car dealerships and contributing his expertise as a writer for several major automotive publications. In his spare time, Brian enjoys working on pickup trucks, muscle cars, Jeeps and anything related to motorsports.

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