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#990 of 1001 Re: 2007 Range Rover HSE Airbags [pfolk]
Oct 28, 2008 (8:46 am)
Your statements are absolutely correct. The current RR was designed in the mid 90's by BMW with (at the time) state of the art design and safety standards. And yes, my children are always properly secured in the vehicle with Britax car seats.
But you can't ignore the facts. Most newer vehicles that have a head protection system (even the RR sport) use curtain style airbags for 1st & 2nd rows. And I really wouldn't care if RR continued with the original tube and pillow style system, I simply would have chosen to purchase a different vehicle that offered what some safety experts consider to be a safer system, such as a full curtain airbag. My only issue lies with how Land Rover irresponsibly promoted this as a redesign of the safety airbags to INCLUDE NEW CURTAIN AIRBAGS FOR BOTH ROWS. This is false and misleading.
No matter how well engineered a RR is and how safe it is in many other regards I was SIMPLY MISLED by the company when they put in writing in their 2007 brouchure that the RR had a new curtain style airbag system for head protection. I was also MISLED when the sales rep told me the same thing upon purchasing the vehicle.
I think the RR is a great vehicle, and as you said very, very safe and superior to other vehicles in many regards. But accidents DO happen and head protection for small children (or anyone for that matter) is incredibly important to ME, maybe not yourself. The depicted pillow style airbag in the 2nd row is very small, mounted high and does not extend low enough to protect young children and also leaves a great deal of the back window exposed where debris could enter through the window. Look at the picture of the so called "curtain style" airbags deployed in a 2008 RR brouchure and then tell me if you would'nt rather have your children in a vehicle with an actual curtain style system.
Upon contacting Land Rover North Americas corporate offices via their email correspondence, I was told that the illustration in brouchures are correct and the airbags depicted are accurate. THIS IS NOT what a 1st & 2nd ROW CURTAIN AIRBAG looks like.
#991 of 1001 Re: range rover 06 issues - help [jdowds]
Dec 24, 2008 (7:33 pm)
oh wow. ya i hadnt said anything to the dealership yet but i just bought a used 03 range rover and every once in a while when i go to unlock/get in my car there is a really high pitch squealing noise that i cant even figure out exactly where it comes from. sometimes it even cuts out if i restart the engine firmly. also sometimes it comes on randomly when im driving, but very rarely as opposed to when i unlock/enter the vehicle. i was wondering what it was and it sounds like this may be the same issue as with your 03 range. so i will probably mention these small fans to them when i tell them about the issue...also, i do not have any warranty that would likely cover these parts (i dont know if u did) but do u think it will be expensive to have them replaced? (i am well aware by now how much landrover likes to nickel and dime you for vehicle servicing). thanks so much for your help.
#992 of 1001 06 Range Rover HELP NEEDED
Mar 01, 2009 (9:06 pm)
1. any one know of a custom subwoofer box for the 2006 Range Rover Supercharged? I will appreciate any info/lead or where to purchase.
2. Also any success stories re aftermarket audio (adding subs, amps, speakers etc) - please kindly give some details of successes achieved and how (products and installation details and help).
3. Lastly any issues and/or benefits to installing suede headliners?
Kindly help a new Range Lover out. PM me if you wish. Thanks a lot for your help.
#993 of 1001 2003 Range Rover - ? re: possible purchase
May 19, 2009 (6:39 pm)
Hi there -
Am thinking of purchasing a 03 RR - HSE w/ 90,000 mi. The dealer is asking $20,000 - says it has a rear main seal leaks which he says is common in RR. He also just replaced one of he air suspension balloons. My concern is the leak and any possible problems other than the rear main seal.
The dealer purchased this at an auction... and apparently someone put about 80,000 mi on it during the past 2 yrs. = ???
I'm hoping that someone might have some ideas... and of, course, also about the appropriateness of the price.
#995 of 1001 winding noise
Jul 01, 2009 (5:37 am)
i have a 2004 land rover range rover and its starting to make a winding noise as i accelerate. my transmission is not slipping and she seems to be handling very well. any ideas. could it be a starter problem.
the only reason i'm asking it seems every time i go to the dealer they give me information about stuff that i need and really dont and then they charge me out the ass. it seems like i have more problems when i leave the dealer than when i came.
#996 of 1001 Re: 2003 Range Rover - ? re: possible purchase [cpr3]
Jul 01, 2009 (10:54 am)
the price does not sound that great...i just purchased an 03 in perfect exterior/interior condition with no mechanical problems from my land rover richmond dealership with about 75,000 miles on it and along with the complete landrover service history for about $21,000. i would be cautious of buying one from an auction as opposed to a certified landrover dealership with the entire service history. rear leaks are common ive been told but something you probably dont want to have to worry about if you don't have to.
ive had mine for about nine months now and the only problems ive had have been mainly minor...like my steering wheel squeaks when it moves in and out when i start/turn off the car. and sometimes there is a high pitch whining noise when i unlock/get in my car...which i have heard is from a fan that turns on when the car is unlocked to cool the electrical system.
honesty, i think you could find a better deal and make sure you check the service history and test drive it (since many of these vehicles are so prone to electrical and mechanical problems)
hope that helps you out. good luck! you will love the vehicle! just make sure u find the right one
#997 of 1001 Got $95k burning a hole in your pocket?
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jul 15, 2009 (6:43 pm)
Land Rover has announced pricing for its revised 2010 Range Rover. The base HSE model will retail for $79,275 while the Supercharged version will suck your wallet dry to the tune of $95,125.
Priced: 2010 Land Rover Range Rover (Straightline)
#998 of 1001 RR Engine Fire
Jul 16, 2009 (12:36 am)
Please beware of Range Rover engines catching on fire. My Range Rover was 18 months old and engine started making a strange noise, so I contacted the service advisor at Mission Viejo Range Rover in California. I was told it couldn't be serviced for 3 weeks. I asked, what was I suppose to do for 3 weeks and was told to drive it until it stopped Later that night it stopped and luckily my husband got out in time before it exploded. I notified Range Rover and explained the situation and never received an apology, maybe want to investigate the car to see what caused the fire....absolutly nothing. The only thing I received from Range Rover was a 30 day late on my credit report, from the time the car was totaled until it was paid off it was 30 days late. I wrote to Range Rover and explained the situation and received a letter back saying although they sympathize with my situation, the 30 day late will stay on my account. I will take a 30 day late anyday over driving another Range Rover. Thank You Land Rover of America for all of your support. Thank You, because now I drive a Mercedes S550 and couldn't be happier with car and the service. Go to:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXXDsoqHr7k
#999 of 1001 Re: 2004 RANGE ROVER WIND NOISE [rwern]
Oct 25, 2009 (8:32 pm)
I have the same damm problem, it is annoying as hell. Have you talked to a dealer? the problem is I cannot pin point where it is coming from.