2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport Reliability - Consumer Reports
2020

Land Rover Discovery Sport

Winston Churchill said the British are "the only people who like to be told how bad things are." In that case, they're about to get an earful about the Land Rover Discovery Sport. The SUV faces a steep climb to meet established compact luxury models such as the Audi Q5, BMW X3 or Mercedes GLC on equal footing.
Alerts
There are 3 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

We expect the 2022 Discovery Sport to be less reliable than other new cars. This prediction is based on Land Rover's brand history.

Overall Reliability
The 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport has been recalled 3 times by NHTSA. View Recalls

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Recalls
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SEAT BELTS
Aug 26, 2021
An unsecured child restraint system can increase the risk of injury during a crash.
Summary:
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC (Land Rover) is recalling certain 2021 Range Rover, 2022 Range Rover Sport, 2020-2021 Range Rover Velar, Discovery Sport, 2020-2022 Discovery, and Defender vehicles. The seat belt automatic locking retractors may deactivate early, which can prevent the child restraint system from securing properly.
What should you do:
Dealers will inspect and replace the seat belt assemblies as necessary, free of charge. Owner letters were mailed October 20, 2021. Owners may contact Land Rover customer service at 1-800-637-6837. Land Rover's number for this recall is N630.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 21V668000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 32687
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Dec 03, 2020
The changing displays may cause driver distraction or confusion and possibly result in excessive speed, which can increase the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC (Land Rover) is recalling certain 2020 Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque vehicles. A software error may cause the instrument cluster to randomly alternate the speedometer and odometer units between Miles Per Hour (MPH) and Kilometers Per Hour (KM/H) without driver input to the display unit. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 101, "Control and Displays."
What should you do:
Land Rover will notify owners, and dealers will update the vehicle software, free of charge. The recall began January 19, 2021. Owners may contact Land Rover customer service at 1-800-637-6837. Land Rover's number for this recall is N516.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 20V751000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 23
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Nov 05, 2020
An electrical short-circuit increases the risk of a fire.
Summary:
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC (Land Rover) is recalling certain 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque MHEV vehicles. The 48 volt electrical system may experience an overload event, causing a failure of the Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor (MOSFET) and result in a DCDC converter electrical short-circuit.
What should you do:
Land Rover will notify owners, and dealers will update the vehicle software, free of charge. Owners are advised to exit the vehicle when it is parked and park outside away from buildings or structures until the repair is complete. The recall began December 8, 2020. Owners may contact Land Rover customer service at 1-800-369-1000. Land Rover's number for this recall is N503.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 20V683000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3048
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