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#890 of 1536 Re: More of the same Freelander Problems [david48]
Dec 06, 2005 (1:25 pm)
Well here we go, I have a 2003 G4 edition Freelander. Like many others on here I have had some minor problems that the dealership took care of under warranty no questions asked. But...the brakes! The dealership replaced the pads at about 12K miles because they were pulsing, felt like the rotors were warped. Now I am at a little over 30K and am being told the same thing you are about the rotors. Actually I was told I have done well to get this many miles out of them. It just doesn't seem right that the rotors on other new vehicles I have bought have lasted well over 60k and several pad changes without a problem. I have called and written Land Rover politely expressing my dissatisfaction with the situation. I have no idea if I will hear anything from them. The old phrase "planed obsolescence" comes to mind.
I hope that Land Rover realizes that they are not even coming close to the quality standards that other less prestigious manufacturers meet.
#891 of 1536 Re: Happy so far...but ....??? [rvrms]
Dec 12, 2005 (7:28 am)
I have a 2002 Freelander and am pretty satisfied with it. I bought it with the intention of keeping it for several years. So far, maintenance hasn't been a big issue and my local Landrover service is good. However, my original warrantee is expiring at the end of January. I've checked into the Landrover extended warrantee program and the price doesn't seem too unreasonable. I need to make a decision soon. I'd appreciate shared comments on extended warrantee experience. Thanks.
#892 of 1536 Re: 2002 Freelander HSE exhaust / coolant smell [deadlander]
Dec 13, 2005 (6:08 am)
I too had this issue. The heater core was leaking coolant into the heater fan motor. One cold morning I went to turn on the heater fan and nothing. Turns out the fan finally burned out due to all of the coolant that had dripped into the fan. It was under warranty and the dealer replaced the blower motor and the heater core. I asked the kid behind the counter what it would have cost me if I did not have the warranty, he said somewhere around 1K.
#893 of 1536 Re: Happy so far...but ....??? [unionjackee]
Dec 15, 2005 (1:20 pm)
I bought a 2002 freelander with only 18,000 miles and I was quoted $4,000 for extended warranty up to 100K. Any similar experiences?
#894 of 1536 Re: joey2brix [tincup47]
Dec 21, 2005 (7:18 am)
My Jatco transmission slips between 1 and 2 in the normal mode. It worked poorly the first 500 miles, then became intermittent again at 11,500. Is this the common problem people are writing about? It is unnerving to do a right turn on red and then...coast while slipping.
-seat belt warning light wants to be on sometimes
-replaced leaking rear light
-underbody rails protected me once from a hidden ceramic --pipe in a grassy field
traction is wonderful
Better than he average Ford but, that trans is making me nuts. The dealer can't get an error code so, no repair. Contacted LandRover corporate. I am letting them think I want to exercise the Lemon Law to get some improvement. I really want the car, if it will go reliably.
#896 of 1536 Re: Freelander 02 story [deadlander]
Jan 08, 2006 (8:21 am)
I have just read your message about the f4 error and a problem with the car changing from 2nd to 3rd...I have exactly the same issue...could this be linked to the throttle body on the car...as the computer seems to think that the throttle body is faulty?....how did you solve your problem?....many thanks!!
#897 of 1536 Re: Look at all the same complaints: the 2002 is a lemon [freelandersux]
Jan 11, 2006 (3:12 pm)
After 5 trips to the service department since June of 2005 and the last one December 30th I asked Land rover corp. Customer Resources to buy back my 200 Freelander SE. It still under warranty 47K miles and all the service up to date. It has broken down on the California freeway at night and 4 other times with overheating/coolant issues (as they describe it at the service dept). At his point they have replaced about everything related to the overheating issue and want me to basically have faith that I won't break down again. Its pretty crazy having a supposibly luxury car that you have to carry a bottle of water just in the event of not if but when it will break down. I feel its a malfunction of the design and cannot be corrected. I'm currently pursuing the California dispute settlement program and then the lemon Law. California is a 3 strikes out for the same problem and the y have struck out 5 times.
#898 of 1536 Landrover slacked on the quality for the Freelander sticker price
Jan 12, 2006 (12:32 pm)
I own a 2003 Freelander SE, and its been nothing but headaches. The Service Engine light comes on on a routine basis. The rear passenger windows have gone off track. I've had it serviced about 7 times. I have 2000 miles before the warranty expires and am in a race against time to trade it in for another vehicle, another brand. I think all I actually paid for the was Landrover insignia.
Jan 18, 2006 (11:14 am)
Hi, I bought a 2002 used. I just replaced the battery and now it's saying, enter security code. Anyone know where this is? I called LandRover and they don't know.