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#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.
#900 of 1536 Re: security code [kaybe341533]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Jan 18, 2006 (11:30 am)
The security code is for the radio.. Hopefully, the prior owner put it with the owner's manual... or wrote it down inside... Once you lose power to the radio, you need it to get it operational again...
If you can't find it, you might try the original selling dealer... they may have it on file... otherwise, you'll probably have to pull the head unit to have it reset..
#901 of 1536 Pleass do purchase the warrantee, you will need it!!!
Jan 18, 2006 (1:00 pm)
I have had nothing but problems with this vehicle which I purchased new. You will need the warrantee more than ever the more milage you get. Endless issues. One day the transmisson just went, F4 error message on the dashboard, no reason. I never ever drove off road, nothing. I have spent over $15,000.00 on services and repairs. Once the vechile hits the 45,000 mark WATCH OUT here comes the service fees, this will cost you lots and lots of money. I would seriously consider putting that money towards another vechile. I love the way the vehicle looks, but it just is not manufactured very well, sad to say.
#902 of 1536 Re: Any 2005 Issues? [jons1]
Jan 27, 2006 (10:35 am)
I have a 2002 Freelander. Just found out from dealer that it will cost $10K to replace the long block assembly. Started out as losing coolant, then replacing thermostat, now this. I am at wits end.
#903 of 1536 Get rid of your 2002 Freelander
Feb 11, 2006 (6:15 am)
I made the same mistake everyone did here. I bought it because it looks great (and it really does) but since the day I got it home, I visited the service center 5 times!!! It's just not worth it. And worst of all, the transmission was slipping and the LR mechanic insisted that its ok. And the smell coming out of the vent was disgusting,again, the mechanic insisted that's how a "Freelander" smells. Its unbelievable! I am happy to say that I am a exfreelander. got myself a nice 2005 Pontiac Vibe and very happy with it!
#904 of 1536 2002 Freelander SE Disappointment
Feb 19, 2006 (9:48 am)
Has anyone experienced the following. Burning smell emanating from under hood. Multiple problems after 45 K of normal use? Electric locks fail; throttle assembly failure; transmission problems? LMK what is out there
PS It has been in service 3 times this last year and we have have all the recommended service performed
#905 of 1536 Seeking some advice
Feb 27, 2006 (7:25 pm)
I have a 2002 Freelander. I bought the car at the Wilmington (DE) Land Rover and was more than pleased at the service and courtesy always displayed. The car has had only minor problems and those were handled efficiently and immediately by Wilmington LR (I cannot say enough positive about the dealer there!)...
I recently moved to Cape Cod MA and had a very sour experience with the dealer there. The service manager was totally arrogant (and i am not a "finicky" customer) in my opinion and acted like he was doing a favor for me to put me down for an oil change appt. Moreover, they charged me to put on the front license plate bracket (which should have been on the car to begin with, but never insisted as did not need in DE--I brought it with me--MA requires front and rear plates).....I cancelled the oil change appt. and have not been able to find a local garage to do it.
I am experiencing now some quirks in electrical system--the wipers will sometimes not come on right away--the alarm system will blink sometimes when open the car with remote entry....and I am worried about all the complaints I read on this board.
I have been looking to replace the car as warranty is near its end (I have about another 6,000 miles left).. Choices--TOyota (Highlander)...looked at Honda CRV and it definitely is much smaller than the Freelander for passengers and driver and handles a lot differently (I do not care for it).... The Honda Pilot is too large..and I do not wanna go American...Wondering if I should look into extended warranty for the Freelander--does anyone know what it costs and what it covers exactly?
Also, I heard that the "new Freelander" is to be called the LR2...and inside news as to quality, what is changed, etc? I was satisfied with my Freelander as long as everything is under warranty...but am fearful of what it will cost when that has expired..
Sorry to be so long-winded...Hope to hear some thoughts..
Feb 28, 2006 (1:03 pm)
My 2002 Freelander has changed my life. The best part about owning my Freelander is that I have come to know many North Metro Atlanta Freelander owners who hate their Freelanders as much I do mine. We meet pretty regularly at Land Rover dealerships, most likely Northpoint in Alpharetta. Northpoint LR has a very homey service department lounge which has become more familiar to me than my own living room. My Freelander has consumed three radios, two cruise control units, a handful of “check engine” sensors, two heating or air-conditioning cores (I forget which), two sunroof motors …