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Used Land Rover Defender Fault Guides

Used Car Expert Fault Guides tell you the common Land Rover Defender faults and wear items that can become problems and big bills for their owner.

Independent research indicated that using our fault guides to check a car before you buy it can save you an average of £300 in surprise bills and hidden problems.

That's because our Land Rover Defender fault guides are written so that anyone can understand them – even if you know nothing about cars and have no tools. For every common fault, we tell you what to look for, what it means and what it costs.

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Land Rover Defender (1948 - Present) Fault Guide


Land Rover Defender (1948 - Present) Fault Guide

View Land Rover Defender (1948 - Present) Fault Guide

We know of 35 LAND ROVER Defender (1948 - Present) faults which our fault check guide makes it easy for you to spot and avoid.

  • 7 engine faults
  • 5 suspension wear items or faults
  • 7 interior problems
  • 10 bodywork issues
  • 6 recalls

Here's an example fault on the LAND ROVER Defender (1948 - Present)

What to look for:

Leave the car standing for 10 -15 minutes, then check for drops of oil on the floor under the car. Also check the engine block itself for weeping or dripping oil. Experienced buyers may want to clean the oil off the engine and drive round the block to see if it reappears.

What it means:

Common oil leaks come from blocked breathers forcing oil out the front wading plug hole. Fixing this requires the engine to come out.

What to do

Negotiate a £400 discount or have the repair completed.


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