Land Rover Discovery Owners & Service Manuals

Land Rover Discovery: If the engine fails to start

All vehicles

If the engine fails to start when the engine START/STOP button is pressed, and the vehicle has been in a recent collision, seek qualified assistance.

If the engine fails to start, and a valid Smart key is inside the vehicle, a check must be made to determine the cause. To do this:

  1. Switch on the vehicle's ignition.
  2. Check the Instrument panel for any illuminated warning lamps, and the Message centre for warning messages.

    Seek qualified assistance if necessary.

  3. Switch off the vehicle's ignition.

Alternatively, if the engine fails to start, the alarm system may need to be reset.

To reset the alarm system, lock and unlock the vehicle.

If the engine still fails to start, consult a Retailer/Authorised Repairer.

Petrol vehicles only

If the engine persistently fails to start, carry out the following steps:

  1. Make sure that a valid Smart key is inside the vehicle.
  2. Make sure that Park (P) or Neutral (N) is selected.
  3. Press and hold the engine START/ STOP button until the warning lamps in the Instrument panel illuminate.
  4. Firmly press the brake pedal (automatic transmission) or clutch pedal (manual transmission).
  5. Slowly press the accelerator pedal, and hold it in the fully pressed position.
  6. Press and release the engine START/ STOP button. The engine will begin to crank.
  7. Release the accelerator pedal when the engine starts.

Once the engine starts, release the brake pedal (automatic transmission) or clutch pedal (manual transmission), if it is safe to do so.

If the engine still fails to start, consult a Retailer/Authorised Repairer.

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