Common Problems Encountered with the Land Rover LR2
Although it is not as large as its larger full-sized SUV counterparts, the Land Rover LR2 crossover SUV does make up for it with impressive offroad capability for which the Land Rover Marque is famous for. The LR2 is available in a single trim level and is equipped with a decent 3.2-liter 230 horsepower engine, a six-speed automatic with a manual shift mode, and an all wheel drive configuration. It also has advanced suspension electronics and stability and hill descent control systems for when the LR2 leaves the pavement and into the trail.
The Land Rover LR2 shares the same high level of craftsmanship as with other vehicles manufactured under the Land Rover marquee, but it is not without its flaws. Here are some of the most common issues often encountered with the LR2 crossover SUV.
For 2008-2011 model years, a common issue is that of the engine idling poorly after a cold start. In most cases, the engine will restart without a problem, but it will die shortly afterward. Owners with this problem have also noted the fault codes P050B, P050E, and P061A from the engine control module.
The common cause of the problem is due to issues with the software of the engine control module, which can be fixed by getting a system update. Warming up the engine considerably will also further prevent poor idling.
Another common issue with LR2 crossovers is with the adaptive lighting system conking out along with the warning light. If the system fault light turns on, the problem may be traced back to a faulty or defective headlamp. However, if there is no fault light, the fault could then be again from the engine control module and may require another system update.
LR2 SUVs released between 2008 and 2009 have also known issues with the parking brake not holding on properly. The problem is often due to the cable out of adjustment, which can be rectified by having the cable readjusted and burnishing the parking brake shoes.
The sunroof guide is relatively fragile and, once it brakes, may result in a jam. Make sure to check the guides regularly.