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Land Rover Freelander, SUV
Aug 02, 2005 (6:47 pm)
i bought a freelander for 15 thousand dollars with only 19 thousand miles at a jeep dealer i had for 3 days the jeep place told me they replaced the brake pads thats all in needed,,well light kept going on i called they told me to bring to land rover ,,they told me it needs a new transmission so its been there for a wk, now ,,i want them the jeep dealer to but it back,,,they wont,but they will get me into something else and work out the figures im afraid what will be next with that low milage why would a transmission go,,,noone has a answer i only bought it to give my child my honda crv 01 that i had no problems with ever,,saw this ad thought it was to good to be true,,but the car is in great cond,,,but i a little wary now of keeping it can anyone help,,,does anyone have problems with there freelander 02
Aug 02, 2005 (7:31 pm)
i have trouble also with the one i bought from a jeep dealer had for 3 days lights on freelander says transmission,,,,,,its been there a wk. 19 thousand miles 15 thousand dollars i paid they wont buy back but will get me into something else please advise how i get them to buy back or lemon law in ct. thanks
#857 of 1536 Re: 02 freelander [freelander2002]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Aug 03, 2005 (7:29 am)
It is a used car.... lemon law doesn't apply.. be thankful that you are still in warranty..
Your best bet is to drive the car until it is nearly out of warranty, then sell it for whatever you can get... If the Jeep dealer won't buy it back, then quit dealing with them... anything they do to get you into another car will just be more money out of your pocket..
If you feel you want to sell the car now, you'll just have to sell it for the most you can get, and take your lumps...
If you read back over the last couple of years posts, you'll see that your experience is not unusual, and is not likely to get better...
#858 of 1536 Re: Any 2005 Issues? [elmor]
Aug 03, 2005 (2:54 pm)
I bought a 2005 Freelander in May. It has all the options. Really nice and reliable so far. Have 3000 miles on it, and no issues. The vehicle seems to be pretty solid and well built. Traded in a Lexus RX300. The Freelander is no Lexus, but the RX's are now around $45K, while the fully loaded Freelander was just over $30K. I really have enjoyed the vehicle so far, and hope it continues to be trouble free.
#859 of 1536 Land Rover Reliability Issues...
Aug 05, 2005 (2:58 pm)
I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of you that took the time to post your issues with the Freelander. After reading through all forty plus pages of messages, I decided not to purchase a Freelander.
This was no easy decision I can assure you! I have wanted a Land Rover for as long as I can remember, and the Freelander seemed like a great start. In addition, it was at first quite difficult for me to connect the information provided here as applying to ALL Freelanders.
Well, it really does seem as though the majority of brake, electrical, power, and transmission issues are almost universal for this particular vehicle. In fact, after reading this forum I finally reviewed the Consumer Reports scores. I am sure many of you are now aware that the 2002 Freelander failed miserably in the above (and other) categories.
Good luck with your Land Rovers...hopefully I can join the club when they work out the more serious problems.
#860 of 1536 Re: 02 freelander [kyfdx]
Aug 06, 2005 (4:00 pm)
Its not a warranty matter The overheating & failed HG is the result of a design fault which is not detectable during servicing.
I'm UK based but I believe your consumer laws are similar in that you cannot sell a vehicle, even a second hand one, that is not fit for the purpose. So any owners out there have got a claim. Type in Freelander head gasket problem & wait for the hit but if you own one, be sitting with a stiff drink.
#861 of 1536 Re: Any 2005 Issues? [cestanton]
Aug 06, 2005 (4:10 pm)
No they haven't cured their problems type in Freelander Problems then wait fo the hit. Be sitting with a drink!!
We are UK based but we do have a OZZY members who join through an OZZY website. You'll find it in these posts under the name of Junklander.
#862 of 1536 Re: 2002 Freelander HSE exhaust / coolant smell [lrowner]
Aug 06, 2005 (4:14 pm)
Yes you probably have a blown HG this could be caused by the garage not refilling the coolant as per the manufactures instruction thereby leaving an air pocket restricting the flow of coolant with too obvious results. Get it checked ASAP
#863 of 1536 Re:Thank You on Any 2005 Issues? [elmor]
Aug 06, 2005 (4:42 pm)
Thanks for the replies to my question regarding the 2005 model Freelanders. I've decided not to proceed at this point after reading the past entries and the current model's end. High hopes for all those with Freelanders.
#864 of 1536 Re: 2004 freelander, 2004 liberty or 2005 escape? [gallovescars]
Aug 08, 2005 (5:15 am)
Motor vehicle complaints
It is widely accepted by 4WD mechanics that Freelander K-series 1.8lt engines are known to drop the cylinder liners into the block. Because the liners are steel and the block is alloy, the liners being harder, work their way into the block. The bad news is; If the liners are too low, the engine needs to be replaced - this is fact, confirmed by Land Rover. In some cases engines have been replaced several times, at average intervals of only 50000 km. That's not just bad luck.... that's a design fault.
Just a reminder to all "Land Rover Freelander Head Gasket Failure" victims in Australia. If you have made a claim against Land Rover Australia and are unhappy with the response, you should put your concerns in writing to the ACCC office in your state. Go to http://www.accc.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/54229/fromItemId/3634 for postal addresses.
The ACCC is now collecting data on this issue and will pursue the case if there are sufficient complaints indicating a pattern.