2020 Defender



Make sure the relevant safety warnings have been read and understood before driving the vehicle. See DYNAMIC STABILITY CONTROL (DSC) SAFETY.

The active rear locking differential improves traction on uneven surfaces.

The instrument panel displays a warning message should the active locking rear differential overheat or develop a fault. If the fault persists, consult a retailer/authorised repairer as soon as possible.


Make sure the following guidance is followed, to avoid causing damage to the active rear locking differential.

During the vehicle's first 1 600 km (1 000 miles):

  • Avoid fully pressing the accelerator pedal.

  • Do not exceed a vehicle speed of more than 190 km/h (120 mph).


    Always observe the national speed limits for the country in which the vehicle is travelling.

  • Avoid prolonged periods of driving at speeds in excess of 160 km/h (100 mph).