Land Rover Discovery Owners & Service Manuals

Land Rover Discovery: Brakes


  • Do not rest your foot on the brake pedal while the vehicle is in motion.
  • Never allow the vehicle to coast (freewheel) with the engine switched off. The engine must be running to provide full braking assistance. The brakes will still function with the engine off, but far more pressure will be required to operate them.
  • If the red brake warning lamp illuminates, safely bring the vehicle to a stop, as quickly as possible and seek qualified assistance.

    If the amber brake warning lamp illuminates, drive with care, avoiding heavy brake application and seek qualified assistance.

  • Never place non-approved floor matting or any other obstructions under the pedals. This restricts pedal travel and braking efficiency.

Driving through heavy rain or water can have an adverse effect on braking efficiency. Under such circumstances, it is recommended that you lightly apply the brakes intermittently, to dry the brakes.


 Steep slopes

If the vehicle is stationary on a steep, slippery slope, it may begin to slide, even with the brakes applied. This is because, without wheel rotation, the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) cannot determi

 Autonomous emergency braking

The AEB system is a driving aid only. It remains the driver's responsibility to drive with due care and attention, in a manner that is safe for the vehicle, the occupants and other road users.

 Electric parking brake (EPB)

Do not rely on the Electric Parking Brake (EPB) to hold the vehicle stationary if the brake warning lamp is illuminated or the EPB warning lamp is flashing. Seek qualified assistance urgently The EPB


 Front end Sheet Metal Repairs

GALVANIC CORROSION For additional information, refer to: Corrosion Protection (501-25B Body Repairs - Corrosion Protection, Description and Operation). FRONT END SERVICE PANELS TIME SCHEDULES , FRONT END SERVICE PANELS The following information shows the total time taken to install single pane

 Speed-dependent mode

Front wipers If the vehicle's speed drops below 8 km/ h (5 mph) with the wipers operating, the wipers will switch to the next lowest speed. When the vehicle's speed increases to over 8 km/h (5 mph), the original wiper speed setting is automatically restored. Vehicles without a rain sensor fitted wi

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