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Land Rover Freelander, SUV
#1143 of 1536 Re: Law Suit Anyone? [tpeel]
Feb 27, 2007 (4:59 pm)
I bought my 2002 Freelander early last year (around May) from the local Land Rover dealership. It was a certified pre-owned vehicle, but I went ahead and purchased an extended warranty plan just in case. I'm glad I did. For the past 5-6 months, I've had nothing but problems with my car. 2 weeks ago, I had dropped off my car at the dealership because the brakes seemed weird. They told me I just needed new brake pads. What I thought would take a day at most to do ended up taking 7 days. Apparently one of the techs reported "oil leaking from head gaskets". To be honest, I didn't even know what that meant, but I didn't care as long as it was going to be fixed. But it took forever to get approval from the warranty company. Everything seems ok now, but after reading all of your stories, I'm completely freaked! From electrical problems to gaskets, I don't know how much more I can take. Especially since I'm expecting my first baby in a couple of months, and I don't want to put her life in any kind of danger. I'd love to join y'alls class action suit. My sister also has a 2003 Freelander. We're going to see what we can do about trading our cars in asap.
#1144 of 1536 Please email ellieguns for lawsuit
Feb 27, 2007 (9:08 pm)
congrats boy or girl? I know the 2002 freelanders have lots or trouble and the 2003 are just starting. My car G4 fully loaded bought new. I owe 7000.00 if I have to pay for a new engine I m screwed. but whether I do or not. The day I get my car back. I am trading it in. I am so done. I was doing to get a Jeep Liberty I should of now I will have to recover financially. I might lease . right now I dont even want to go into another dealership. The LR dealer ship where I live is so ghetto
#1145 of 1536 Re: Please email ellieguns for lawsuit [ellieguns]
Feb 28, 2007 (7:14 am)
Thanks! It's a girl.. =)
Yeah, my sister has already been complaining a bit about electrical problems. My parents purchased her car in cash. But I still owe on mine - a little under $10k. So I feel like I'm basically screwed coz I doubt I'll ever find a buyer for this car now. It's still got pretty low mileage (36k). Regardless, I'm just convinced that the car's gonna completely fall apart any day now.. I'm already looking around online for a replacement. I'm considering a Honda Civic (although I REALLY wanna stick with an SUV). But the Civic's SEEM to be pretty safe...
#1146 of 1536 Re: Please email ellieguns for lawsuit [cespiritu]
Feb 28, 2007 (1:05 pm)
I just traded mine in this past weekend. It was a 2002 se with 87000 miles on it. I was at the end of my rope (I'm the girl you emailed, fyi), but I went to a Toyota dealership and test drove a few cars. They gave me 7 for mine (i owed 10700)....let me pay what I wanted for a new 2007 corolla sport which is fully loaded..they asked what I could pay..they made me a deal and it was the smoothest thing that I have ever experienced. If you need an suv, get a rav4..the new ones are beautiful....I am just doing more travelling and needed the better fuel economy.....that is my suggestions....I am still going after LR though...those useless sh***. I don't know what state your in, but if it's in MA, email me and I'll give you the details on where to go.
Feb 28, 2007 (6:17 pm)
I agree tiredflr Toyota is the way to go. The rav4 would have plenty of room for a baby. My girlfriend has one no problems. Its a little older now. LR called my husband today with our second denial. It sinks not having a car. Lr for north america wont tell my husband why and he wants to know why there was antifreez in the engine. they say nothing. we know its the head gasket . i need to talk to you. I am glad the other dealer ship went smooth. i am still in shock
#1148 of 1536 Another unhappy customer
Mar 04, 2007 (3:59 pm)
I have an '02 Freelander with almost 59000 miles, bought it used in '04 with 33000. Initially I noticed the Drive gear not fully engaging right away and mentioned it to my mechanic. He gave me a referral for transmission service way across town that I have not followed through with yet because of all the other issues I've had to deal with: Brakes serviced sooner than normal (2 times), coolant leaks, radiator serviced at least 3 times, water pump replaced (VERY expensive labor), timing belt replaced, it is STILL overheating and they tell me now that it is due to the Fan Control Module not signalling the fan to come on (?) another very expensive service (parts + labor). I also experience that same 'burning smell' constantly. The electric rear passenger window doesn't work.
I am moving to Texas from Cali this month and am afraid to drive it there. I do not need the engine blowing up on me!! What should I do? Is there a remedy that I can direct my mechanic to look into regarding the overheating issue? could it really be the Fan Control Module? and what is this head gasket/bolts issue and how does it effect the engine/overheating? Please help!!
#1149 of 1536 Re: Another unhappy customer [silah]
Mar 04, 2007 (6:17 pm)
If your engine is not yet bad (check the coolant for a chocolate color, check the dipstick for brown foam), then trade it in to a car dealer immediately for something else. Whatever they offer for trade, take the loss ..... it will not be nearly the loss of $6000 for a new engine. Yes, the engine is $6000, I just got my THIRD engine at 67,000 miles.
#1151 of 1536 BAD ADVICE!!! what about principle???
Mar 05, 2007 (8:02 pm)
We cannot let LandRover off the hook by selling our cars at a loss.... that is just not an option!!! that is a ridiculous response -- we are consumers and have gotten a BAD APPLE from LandRover--- bottomline, LandRover needs to step up to the plate and take responsibility for their product....
Mar 06, 2007 (12:21 pm)
Where do we stand in regards to legal action. I was turned down by the BBB Autoline due to the amount of miles on my vehicle. The same holds true for my local Attorney General, however they did say that they would contact my dealership regaqrding the complaint. I am now going to file a small claims case agaist both my dealership, and Land Rover North America.