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Land Rover Freelander, SUV
#1047 of 1535 2002 Land Rover still in shop - 71000k
Dec 16, 2006 (8:34 pm)
Need input - I need help too - I purchased a used 2002 FREELANDER and its been in the shop more than can stand it. It was in for the following reasons-
brakes, brakes, brakes, fuel pump, defective fuel pump, etc.., pattern on this - don't know what to do.
Does anyone have experience with changing the tire with that pidly tire jack.... I had a blowout on a tire and the thing broke while trying to fix.....
I can't get rid of my car either - upside down on the loan and - still owe
if anyone needs info on the used vehicle they purchased:
There is a recall on these 02-04 vehicles for --
1. interior door handle where the occupant can open the door when the CHILD SAFETY LEVER is in the ON position and can FALL out into the traffic.. The recall began 9/05 and you should call this number 800-637-6837
2. The A-Pillar trim failed to comply with requirements "Occupant Protection in Interior Impact during testing... recalled 12/05
#1048 of 1535 Re: Look at all the same complaints: the 2002 is a lemon [jimny]
Dec 18, 2006 (10:43 am)
Same EXACT thing happened to me on Friday...Is there a class action suit??? Land Rover KNOWS there is a poroblem with these cars (my local dealership even admitted it)!
If there is not a class action suit i think we should start one, this is RIDICULOUS.
#1049 of 1535 Re: Look at all the same complaints: the 2002 is a lemon [yarbauer]
Dec 18, 2006 (11:10 am)
I agree... where can we go to start a CLASS ACTION- this is beyond rediculous.... Land Rover should be ASHAMED of their company....
#1050 of 1535 Re: EXTENDED WARRANTY [2004fl]
Dec 18, 2006 (1:50 pm)
DO NOT GO WITH WYNNS!!!! Wynns is expensive and they will NEVER cover repairs!
#1051 of 1535 Re: Freelander Warning [paulmillerstnk]
Dec 21, 2006 (4:31 pm)
I am in deep s... at 48,500 miles my Freelander 2004 overheated. I took it to my local mechanic who was stumped on where the coolant went. None on the engine or road. I towed it to Land Rover New Rochelle where they diagnosed the problem as a crack in the reservoir and the the fan had stopped working. 4,500 miles ( out of warranty)later I overheated again, this time it was the thermostat. My local mechanic replaced it with a Land Rover thermostat. 10 days later I overheated again. Went back to Land Rover- they informed me that I need a new engine $6,800 . Land Rover North America won't help nor the dealership. I know of 2 other Freelanders that met the same fate. Coolant in the engine. Is there any legal actions I can take? How this happened to anyone else?
#1052 of 1535 Re: EXTENDED WARRANTY [2004fl]
Dec 21, 2006 (4:33 pm)
Get rid of it
#1053 of 1535 Re: suffering [suffering]
Dec 21, 2006 (5:04 pm)
The bastards have pinned against the wall.I don't know if it's too late, but I'll jump aboard.
I purchased a new 2004 Freelander in February 2004. I have serviced my vehicle at the required intervals with Land Rover. At 48,500 miles, my truck started to overheat. I took it to my local mechanic who looked it over and was puzzled. He couldn't see where the coolant had gone and suggested I bring the car to my local Land Rover dealer in New Rochelle. I had the car towed to Land Rover and the technicians there fixed the so-called ‘problems’. The technicians informed me that a cracked reservoir and a malfunctioning fan were found. 5,000 miles later (now that the warranty had expired) the car begins to overheat. I went ahead and had the thermostat replaced by my local mechanic with a Land Rover Thermostat (where was I to tow my car at 9 PM?) , 2 weeks later it overheated again. I took it the dealership once again. They told me that coolant had leaked into the engine and that I needed a new engine. 6,800 dollars. A 3 year old car needs a new engine?
I’ve been notified by Carolyn at Land Rover North America that they will not compensate any of the money because the car is out of warranty. I also spoke with Jeff Brown at Land Rover New Rochelle and he also said there’s nothing he can do( he was at his limit with “Goodwill” money. He also stated that I was offered an extended warranty which I declined. I would have never imagined an engine would be compromised so early.
This is not the first time this has happened with the Freelander. A business associate of mine leased a 2003 Freelander from Land Rover Paramus and at 48,000 miles the same exact thing happened. There’s an apparent problem with the head gasket with the Freelander.
I believe I should not be held responsible for a defective engine and that the manufacturer should be totally responsible
#1054 of 1535 get the garbage can freelander off the market
Dec 21, 2006 (5:09 pm)
Why do they continue to manufacture and export a car who's engine is constantly prone to head gasket failures and their mechanics can never find the problem until it's too late.
#1055 of 1535 Re: get the garbage can freelander off the market [tpeel]
Dec 21, 2006 (6:57 pm)
It is off the market and has been for two years now.
#1056 of 1535 Law Suit Anyone?
Dec 21, 2006 (8:58 pm)
Has anyone taken any steps to file suit against Land Rover for the defective Freelander engine? Mine is in the shop now as I thought I had an exhaust leak. Dealer tells me no exhaust leak but oil is getting into the coolant. They don't know why! They are still doing diagnostics. This has led me to this site.