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Land Rover Freelander, SUV
#1202 of 1536 Re: Landrover BOUGHT BACK my FREELANDER [retlef]
Jul 25, 2007 (12:20 am)
I would like for Land Rover to buy back my 2003 Freelander. I purchsed it used on 4/30/07. It overheated less than a week later.I have brought it back to dealer(SEWELL) three times for a commulative period of about 50 days overall. They sent it to Land Rover to check out.Initially, the coolant dissapeared after 5 days, and then I found it to be leaking into the engine.The engine is also knocking. The first trip back to dealer, nothing was done, "no leak found". The second trip, I wa told that there was a hose replaced and that the problem was fixed. The service engine light came on and two days later the coolant had completely dissapeared(into the engine again.)The third time, it was brought in on JULY 3rd and this past week it was finally decided that there was engine problems and it needed replacing at my cost or $6500 as trade in(I paid $15000. I towed the truck home.Please help. I have initiated correspondence with LR manufacturer via letter on July 2nd and was contacted by phone on July 20th, and they siad they would check into it.I have contact BBB and have found 2 attorneys that will review my case. i am in theprocess of betting papperword submitted to them for review. What else can I do to get it bought back by the manufacturer?
#1203 of 1536 class action suite
Jul 26, 2007 (5:03 am)
I would like info on the class action suite against Land Rover... My 2002 is toast!!!!!!!!!! And I still owe 11,000 on it!!!!!!!UUUUUGGGGGGGGGG
#1204 of 1536 Re: class action suite [ooomamel]
Aug 29, 2007 (11:41 am)
Good news to everyone! I have a lawyer that has begun researching and is going to help us as much as he can!
If you have not already been added to my email, please send me an email at landrover_lawsuithotmail.com
If you have already contacted me, then you have an email from me with the lawyers contact info and next steps. Thank you to everyone for your patience, I know this has been painful for many!!!!
Aug 30, 2007 (7:12 am)
I bought me my freelander in feb of 07, its been in the shop 5 times since then and is about to go back in.( I would have it there now but landrover is backed up for 2 weeks, wonder why) But ive had the same things go wrong as everyone else, I just dont see how a company like landrover, can make such terd. I regret getting rid of my trooper now. What sucks is I still have 4 years of payments on it, and Im not sure how to get rid of it and still at least break even. If anyone has any ideas, it would be greatly appreciated. I think my next car may be a hyndai, I bet theyre better quality than a lr.
#1206 of 1536 Re: p.o.s [chaz3681]
Aug 30, 2007 (8:33 am)
Well, hop on with our lawsuit if you'd like......
In the meantime...if this is affecting your livelyhood...insist on them taking you sooner and let them know that everyday you spend out of work is going to be what you give them as a bill.....or through your lawyer. They have an obligation that they are letting go....they are treating people like dirt and it's just not right.
You can also see how much you can get for it from Toyota or Hyndai.....just for kicks
Sep 01, 2007 (6:50 pm)
I'm hoping that even though we are in Michigan and the lawyer is in CA that we will still be included in the lawsuit. It is actually me daughter and son-in-laws car, that's been sitting since may, because they can't afford to get the transmission fixed and they owe more than it's worth cause it's not worth anything!!
Thanks for the info
#1208 of 1536 Re: Freelander Lawsuit [lcubed21458]
Sep 02, 2007 (3:21 pm)
Yes, you should be fine. This is a Lawsuit that is spanning through the US as far as I know; if not, North America, as that's how they function as well.
Talk to you soon. Bridget
#1209 of 1536 Re: class action suite [tiredoflr]
Sep 05, 2007 (10:10 am)
I have an 02' Freelander with all the same issues. within the 1st two yrs of ownership, my car died while driving. After being towed to the dealership (Solon, Ohio) I was told that no problem was found. Skip to 4 yrs later, I had my oil changed at an outside service place. They told me I may have engine issues due to oil in the coolant, and coolant in the oil.
Took it to LR twice until they would admit a problem. They finally admitted that I needed a complete engine replacement. I was still under warranty, but they said they would not fix it!
I had an attorney send a letter, wrote letters to the local newspapers, but nothing helped. Then I filed a claim w/ the BBB. I got a call from the Consumer Affairs Dept. in NJ saying they would have LR replace my engine...and they would pay for it. I was screaming with joy at work when I got the call after years of frustration. My car has had multiple other issues-bad harmon karden speakers, 3 window regulator replacements, brake pads needing replaced early, etc.
I also had a knocking noise in the front end which they also fixed (installed viscous coupler and carrier barrings supposedly $2,500 in repairs.)
Now that the engine has been replaced, LRNorth America wants me to sign a release and settlement agreement basically giving up any rights or claims I may have against LR in the future. After reading all of this, I don't think I should sign anything.
#1210 of 1536 Re: class action suite [dhudec]
Sep 05, 2007 (10:23 am)
I wouldn't sign anything. Gather all of your paperwork and join this fight. You don't have to have the car in your possession to join this either, so you can tell them to shove it if you'd like.
Ya, that banging sound too.....had it repaired about 6 times....one time when they actually installed my strutt the wrong way.....don't get me started. Email me your information and i will send you the lawyers contact information. landrover_lawsuithotmail.com
Note: if you copy and paste, you have to fix the sign as it may be transposed or changed.
#1211 of 1536 Re: class action suite [tiredoflr]
Sep 07, 2007 (10:58 am)
WOW! I'm glad to see I have some company...On the other hand, I'm sorry to know that all of you are having the same problem. Mine's a 2002 that I bought brand new. Had all kinds of problems with the engine cooling system during the second year and had the transmission replaced the third year. All under warranty. Problems seemed to be fixed then but, now that it's out of warranty, it overheated again and, this time, the LR service center is telling us that the engine needs to be replaced. At our cost, of course! LR is stupid to allow this to boil over into a class action lawsuit. They'd preserve their reputation and goodwill by paying for engine replacements on an individual settlement basis. Instead, they've angered so many people by slow and ineffective responses that they're going to lose a lot more than the cost of a few thousand engine replacements. I'm putting a big fat sign on mine that says "Don't buy a Land Rover - engines must be replaced when they overheat! (It's not defamation because the statement is true!) I live on a main street in my town and everyone who lives nearby will see it. Tiredoflr, I'll send you my info - I hope the lawyer moves this along as fast as possible.