Rover Car Problems & Fixes

Rover owner problems and repairs

Below is a list of Rover cars and the total problems we have in our database for that model. You can add your own problems by clicking the 'Post a new problem' buttons around the site.

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1994 827 sterling going about 50mph the speedo will drop to zero for a few seconds then go back to reading normal no gear change occurs but s4 light flashes on dashboard

i can be driving down the road about 50mph and the speedo needle drops to zero for a few seconds then returns to normal but a green s4 light flashes on the dashboard but it seems to drive ok with no g...

1994 Rover 800 2.7 sterling
Posted: May 10, 2022
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Alarm/central locking

Hi, car was running absolutely fine when parked up, about 6 weeks ago. Now due MOT, so went to fetch car home, ready for MOT. I changed the battery due to original being flat. Original key fob dead, s...

1999 Rover 800 Sterling
Posted: Dec 16, 2021
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Where do each end of the advance and retard tube go i know the end on the distributor, but cannot remember the other end

Am trying to restore a rover 80 which has been laid up for over 20 years and i have come to a place called stop as i cannot remember where the oposite end to the distributor goes Also i appear to h...

1960 Rover P4 rover 80
Posted: Aug 22, 2021
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Problem with gear shift problem on Rover 620 Automatic

Gearshift poblem when leaving in the Parking or Neutrol position during day or overnight . It seem to lock itself in position When starting car find it difficult to move gearshift into gear . Can only...

1996 Rover 600 620 Automatic
Posted: Aug 4, 2021
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Horn not working

It stopped then it was ok now stopped working

2005 Rover 25 1.4
Posted: Jul 30, 2021
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Diesel manual gearbox-

outside clutch resevoir replaced-but makes noise still trying to engauge 3rd gear

2004 Rover 75 2 ltr manual
Posted: Jul 29, 2021
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Various lights not working

Passengers side head last.p fog lights and rear stop not working..had all bulbs fitted and fuses checked at hafords The guy said its could be wiring or engine management.. Any ideas..there are some i...

2005 Rover 45 2ltre gsi
Posted: Jun 20, 2021
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Engine rattle when cold

Engine rattle when cold still slight when warm

2003 Rover 25 1400
Posted: Jun 12, 2021
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Load intermittent banging from under car

While driving, sometimes I get a load bang from under the car, looking under the car I can't see any loose items

2001 Rover 75 Connoisseur SE
Posted: Jun 4, 2021
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Clutch pedal has play runs and drives fine but the pedal can be lifted slightly and taps the steering column 2003 1.4 model

Clutch pedal can be lifted to the extent it taps the steering column it starts runs selects gears not a problem hot or cold

2003 Rover CityRover 1.4
Posted: Apr 20, 2021
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Battery drained

new battery in last 3 months...jump leads on power there...engine making no effort to turn over...thinking starter motor ?

2006 Rover 45 1,6
Posted: Mar 27, 2021
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Is the 1400cc Rover City engine an interference engine

10,000 on the clock. No compression

2004 Rover CityRover 1400cc Rover City
Posted: Feb 20, 2021
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Leaking coolant, engine light inconsistantly coming on and of,heating not working

leaking hot coolant from behind the engine block right hand side looking in from the bonnet

2002 Rover 75 1.8 connossuer
Posted: Dec 30, 2020
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Airbag warning light stays on

Permanently on. No solution found in garage.

2002 Rover 75 V6 Connoisseur
Posted: Dec 13, 2020
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Tailgate (boot) remote release

The internal switch does not release the boot lid. It sounds several thuds, but fails to unlock. I can only open it with a key, and then only with difficulty.

2002 Rover 75 V6 Connoisseur
Posted: Dec 3, 2020
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Engine management warning light stays on.

Diagnostics don't help. Stays on for a few days, then off for a few days, before coming back on again.

2002 Rover 75 V6 Connoisseur
Posted: Dec 3, 2020
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Water pump draining fast

No obvious leak draining fast. Payment assist

2003 Rover 25 Kd series
Posted: Sep 22, 2020
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After driving ,turn off and lock.on return no gin.lights or any panel lights no ignition power.open and close bonnet and all ok ??

as above, and after doing the bonnet thing is ok to drive long distances ?

2006 Rover 75 2.0 l diesel
Posted: Sep 3, 2020
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Drivetrain rattle

loud rattling at idle which stops as revs pick up. Now an additional scraping noise as drive is selected and all this after repairs for a broken cam belt by a Derby based garage.

2005 Rover 45 1.6 auto
Posted: Aug 10, 2020
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