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#1236 of 1536 Another VERY UNHAPPY Freelander Owner
Oct 19, 2007 (4:46 pm)
Oh my as I hold my head reading all your writings.. my overheating problem of my 2003 Land Rover Freelander started at around 55-58,000 miles. My local dealer has no history of me reporting a problem with the coolant.. however I had just had my car in for repair of the ignition switch and then these coolant problems happen.. I wrote a letter to headquarters in N.J. and copied my dealer. No response from N.J. and local dealer didn't do anything. Since then periodical problems of having to add coolant.. and just today it was in the shop and they tell me that I need a new engine.. some $7000.00. Who today has an extra $7000.00 to put into a car that has 77,000 miles on it.. or 3,000 miles for that matter. My husband are setting up a meeting with the dealership owner for next week and are making a request of buy the car back from us and take it off our hands.. Not sure what will happen.. of course they can replace the engine and then resell the darn car and do what ever they want with it. I find their practices very unprofessional and completely unfair. They were aware of these problems with the engine gaskets even as the cars sat on the lot ready to be sold. And when you take your car in for repair and these problems come up they act as if they had never seen these problems before. They need to wake up.. and come clean with all that purchased their faulty engine product and do the right thing.. enough of us owners will ruin their reputation.. we have to stick together and go forward.. this is completely un-just! I can be reached at dilgy1266aol.com.. Wish me luck with my proposal this coming week with the owner of my local dealership! Take this car off my hands.. and pay me to keep my mouth shut is my plan. Thanks.. Colleen
#1237 of 1536 Re: Another VERY UNHAPPY Freelander Owner [cgibson2004]
Oct 20, 2007 (3:24 pm)
File your complaint with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. If you want, e-mail me and I'll give you my story and the contacts I made - mojowarrenoptonline.com. Can't do that in this forum.
I just had my 2002 engine replaced under a deal negotiated with Land Rover corporate. Guess what - the NEW ENGINE IS LEAKING OIL LIKE SIEVE!!! It's back in the shop. This is a recurring nightmare.
#1238 of 1536 02 freelander
Nov 01, 2007 (8:43 pm)
Please add me to the list. Leaked coolant and overheated now have engine problems.
#1239 of 1536 Re: Another VERY UNHAPPY Freelander Owner [nomolandrover]
Nov 02, 2007 (5:41 am)
Hey Cgibson, have you contacted me previously through my email? We have a class action formed and currently being heavily researched by a talented group of lawyers out in San Fran. There are over 100 of us. It's a long process, but you are more likely to see results this way than to fight alone (based on actual experience). Please email me at landrover_lawsuithotmail.com if you haven't already (please note site can be dropped or transposed when copied and pasted)
#1240 of 1536 Re: REGISTER A COMPLAINT [nomolandrover]
Nov 09, 2007 (6:59 am)
Let me tell everyone-even if they replace the engine with a rebuilt one-(they are rebuilt in china) it's going to fail again probably within 12,000 miles. Land Rover of Larchmont told me i needed a new engine 52,000 miles. I have 69,000 right now and it it still drives.. I still need to check the coolant level everyday. Air locks galore.
#1241 of 1536 Re: REGISTER A COMPLAINT [tpeel]
Nov 09, 2007 (8:04 am)
YEP!! Same here. First, the "new" engine leaked oil. The dealer's service center appears to have fixed that problem but, now, it's leaking coolant like mad. I'm going back to Land Rover corporate and filig another complaint with the NHTSA (www.nhtsa.dot.gov). If everyone of us will file with the NHTSA, we might succeed in having these forsaken things recalled. Then the proper party (Land Rover) will have to pay for the problem instead of us.
#1242 of 1536 Re: Another VERY UNHAPPY Freelander Owner [cgibson2004]
Nov 09, 2007 (10:41 am)
I was curious to know how you made out with the dealership!
Hope all is well,
Nov 18, 2007 (11:35 am)
Hi. I'm Pat, and I own a freelander.
Found this forum the other day after a visit to my LR dealer. It so appears I have contracted the dreaded "dropped cylinder" plague. I found it odd that they could tell that from an external inspection. Then the service advisor said he has seen this a few times. Paid my $108 for the diagnosis and left. Then I began my readings here. Always wanted a land rover; careful what you wish for, I guess. I 'm sitting at just about 78k miles, with a loan (like many of you, I'm sure), and I'm still in disbelief with the $6500 estimate. I have had several other issues as well, most of which have been mentioned here. What is this company thinking?
Well, please count me in with the class action litigation. I have e-mailed today to get some contact info. What a sad lot we are.
By the way, has anyone reading this forum noticed a land rover ad on the screen? This seems to be money well spent by them. Like Nike advertising on an amputee forum.
Anyway, I feel somewhat less alone in this now. Sorry to all of you who are going through this, but it is better to have some company.
A wonderful day to all.
#1244 of 1536 Re: Lets take it to the media! [tiredoflr]
Nov 21, 2007 (12:44 pm)
I am an unfortunate "sucker" too. I bought a "pristeen" 2004 Freelander, only to spend over $2500+ so far. And I've only had it 11 MONTHS!! First the lights. I constantly replace burn-out lightbulbs. Next, the over heating. Then the cracked radiator w/fluid spilled everywhere! Next, when I step on the brakes, the interior and exterior lights come on. Next, after $900 for just FOUR PLUGS, I now find out I need plug wires - for an extra $1,000. Next, my transmission slips and my vehicle almost comes to a stop (SUPPOSEDLY, the "plug wire" thing. Now I find out that there had PREVIOUSLY been some upper head gasket work that was NEVER revealed to me by the dealer. Car ran like new money when I first bought it for about 30 days. Except for the service engine light, which the dealer CLAIMED they fixed and that the car had been completely tuned and looked over.
I, like the rest of you, have a love-hate relationship with this car. I would love it if it worked right. But I HATE it because it is a NON-FUNCTIONING MONEY PIT!!!
Where do I sign on the dotted line for the class-action??
#1245 of 1536 another one bites the dust
Nov 24, 2007 (2:24 pm)
I'd like to find out some more about this lawsuit that you have going on, how do I go about joining?, as I am currently trying to figure out what to do, while LR of Marin wants me to pay $4200 just to open the gaskets of my 2004 freelander, not guaranteeing that would solve anything, and this after having paid $2500 3 weeks ago for suposedly fixing the coolant problem. And they say if they need to replace the engine it'll be $15,000, which is more than the care is worth.
I must say I feel somewhat dumb that I didn't know about any of this sooner, but knowing this now, I don't know that I could even sell it to anyone, even if it were up and running.
thanks for sharing and be well