2020 Defender


If a transmission system fault is detected, the instrument panel displays a warning message and only limited gears are available. If possible, the vehicle should be carefully driven to the nearest place of safety. In this event, seek qualified assistance.


The driver should be aware that the vehicle’s performance is also reduced and must take this into account when driving.

Some transmission faults may cause gear selector softlock. In this event, the gear selector can be moved but it does not allow a gear request to be made until the ignition is switched off and on again. A flashing gear status in the instrument panel indicates that the driver's gear request cannot be engaged. In this event, select Neutral (N) and then select the required gear change again.

If the transmission is still unable to engage the requested gear, contact a retailer/authorised repairer.