Land Rover is a British automaker responsible for producing some of the best SUVs on the road. This would certainly include the third generation LR 3 Discovery that was manufactured from 2004 to 2009. As reliable as these sports utility vehicles are, some owners do experience repair issues with them on occasion.
Some owners of the Discovery 3 have reported incurring transmission problems with their vehicles. In one instance, a driver reported that after putting the SUV in reverse to back out of a space, then shifting back into drive to go forward causes the engine to rev when the gas pedal is pressed down, yet the vehicle does not move forward. In order to get the car to move forward, it is necessary for the driver to shift into park first and then back into drive.
After this occurrence the Land Rover will generally operate without incident, however, when the car is stopped at a red light and the driver goes to accelerate once the light has turned green, the same thing happens. The engine revs but does not move forward. Once again, it is necessary for the driver to shift the vehicle into park and then into drive. This is an issue with the transmission that needs to be addressed as it could develop into a more serious problem that could pose a safety concern.
If you are the owner of a Land Rover Discovery 3 and are experiencing an issue with the transmission, you should not hesitate to bring your vehicle in for an inspection by a trained British import technician. It may be the cheaper alternative to taking it to the dealership.
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