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Land Rover Freelander, SUV
#1182 of 1535 Re: I work for Land Rover [tincup47]
May 15, 2007 (5:40 pm)
I'd like to save you a lot of time and money and say NEVER BUY A LAND ROVER!!!
I have a 2002 Landrover Freelander, bought it two years ago at the end of its lease. It was serviced regularly and I loved the car...that is to say that I was a little shocked at how expensive it was to service but figured it was worth it to keep it running well. Last November the engine light went on and we were told it would be 2,000 to replace an intake manifold. In March of this year the engine temperature went all the way to the red. We took it to the dealership and they said that it was the thermostat...another 2,000. Now five weeks after getting that fixed the temperature gauge went to the red again. We have it towed back to the same dealership and they said sorry...coolant has leaked into the engine. Bottom line you need a whole new engine...price 7,000. So far, not counting the 800 to service the vehicle this year alone...I'm talking oil change, fluid change, etc. We've spent over 11,000 on this car. Landrover needs to recall these cars...they're the worst cars on the market. Apparently Land Rover has no respect for its consumer and couldn't care less that it's got faulty cars on the roads. If you know of a good class action suit against landrover...let me know.
#1183 of 1535 Re: I work for Land Rover [eringramley]
May 15, 2007 (5:58 pm)
Let me be the first one to "Second that". I'd like also to save you a lot of time and money and say NEVER BUY A LAND ROVER!!! You don't want to buy a car with no company behind it. That's the issue, the 2002 Freelander has too many issues compared to any other car that I had (multiple BMWs, multiple Benz, Toyota, American cars).
#1184 of 1535 Re: I work for Land Rover [eringramley]
May 16, 2007 (7:59 am)
Anytime you see the temperature gauge go to red, open your hood and check the reservoir tank. If there's no coolant in the tank, fill it with water (or to the max) Turn the heat on to full and run the car. if the coolant disappears, refill it- It's an air pocket. Keep doing this until all the air is gone and the coolant stays level. Land Rover of new Rochelle told me 53,000 miles that I needed a new engine For $6,700 mmm, My mechanic replaced the radiator for $ 600 did a complete engine diagnostics and found nothing wrong. 8,000 miles later I still get air pockets once in awhile but the engine is fine. The bottom line is, that if it was a Range Rover or LR3, thaey would treat you like gold. Jason, you are a bullocks.
#1185 of 1535 Re: Priceless... [landroverlemon]
May 16, 2007 (10:06 am)
My situation exactly. Transmission at 45000. Engine at 55000. LR would not cover new engine. Repossession to Land Rover Capital after they added my engine invoice to amount owed LR Capital prior to repossesion. I had worked out deal with dealer to pay for engine after 30 days. On the same day LR Capital demanded full note payment including added engine repair, LR Customer service called me and said that they would not cover engine. My total cost to own for 55000 miles was over $55000. $1.00 a mile.
#1186 of 1535 Re: I work for Land Rover [cheaplander]
May 16, 2007 (10:45 am)
i haven't paid off my freelander yet but with all these never- endng problems, i want to get rid of it asap. the only problem with me is that i have a poor credit to buy a new car. when i first got my freelander my apr was only 3.9%. now my credit gone bad with money eatting freelander, i don't know what to do. anyone with an advice? btw, i sent an email to join the law suit as well
#1187 of 1535 Re: 2004 freelander, 2004 liberty or 2005 escape? [tinslo]
May 16, 2007 (11:01 am)
i agree 100%, so now what are you going to do with ur freelander? store it?
#1188 of 1535 Re: Kitten [suffering]
May 28, 2007 (2:38 pm)
What would it take for a class action lawsuit? I have an 02 Freelander. I bought it used (only 1 previous owner) and have had it just over a year, good maintenance record. A couple months ago there was a ticking noise and the check engine light came on, I had it hooked up to a computer but showed nothing. Then a few weeks after the ticking started, the car was real sluggish and was really loud. I took it to the mechanic they hooked it up to a computer and they said with everything it is showing wrong I would be better off buying a new engine. It is parked right now as it has been for the past 2 months. I still have to make payments, can't afford to fix it, and can't afford to get another car. What can be done? How many people does it take to get a class action suit? Any idea if this is a real possibility?
#1189 of 1535 Re: I work for Land Rover [yeppibrattone]
Jun 21, 2007 (7:48 am)
I'm in a very similar situation. I've had nothing but problems with my 2002 LR Freelander SE. I'm curious to know what the email address is to join the lawsuit. I would love to get rid of this car but in the same turn would hate to dump this on anyone else. I'm more than disappointed in my Land Rover and would never buy a Land Rover again. I tell everyone I know how much a piece of crap they are. Please forward me the email address so I can join too!
#1190 of 1535 Re: Kitten [tiredoflr]
Jun 21, 2007 (7:56 am)
Please add me to the list as well. I have a 2002 LR Freelander SE and have had nothing but issues with it since the day I bought it. I still owe money on this car and can barely afford to keep up with all the repairs as it is. My transmission hasn't blown yet...but after reading these posts it seems I have nothing to look forward to but problems with this vehicle. I'd like to be included in the battle.
#1191 of 1535 Re: Kitten [tiredoflr]
Jul 13, 2007 (12:48 pm)
Does everyone here know that Land Rover is a subsidiary of FORD MOTOR COMPANY?