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#3225 of 4548 Re: LR3 Cupholders have changed [trm2]
Jan 15, 2006 (9:29 am)
Yes, that was a running improvement for 2006 (and very late 2005). The part number for the revised center cup holder insert should be FWW500060XXX.
They also added a rubber mat in front of the Navigation screen. Previously, I bought the rubber mat for the non-Navigation vehicle and cut the back off to fit. Now Land Rover does it for you. The part number for the small "FACIA BIN CENTER RUBBER NAV MAT" is FAH500032XXX
#3226 of 4548 Re: Pi$$ed in Darien -- Suspension Default [jjgghh]
Jan 16, 2006 (2:06 pm)
Just an FYI:
I have an LR3 with 15k on it and am in the process of getting my money back for it. I have had the truck in four times for Suspension faults that cannot be fixed. The last time I had it in for the traveling engineer to look at and they supposedly found the problem, but the next day, I had another one.
I spoke with the sales manager and he privately told me that this is a real problem for this car and that they have a challenge trying to diagnose why this is happening, because they cannot pinpoint "one fix" for it. It seems that the problem is different for each car that they see.
I wrote to Land Rover North America prior to their last attempt to fix it, telling them that I was going to Lemon Law the vehicle. This got a very immediate response from my dealer, who asked me kndly not to write to them again and they would do anything to get me out of the vehicle.
#3227 of 4548 Internet offer
Jan 16, 2006 (3:52 pm)
Ok...I had the Internet Offer of $1500 off that expired on the 9th. Now my dealer has my car in stock, but the offer is expired. He told me that there is a new "Direct Mail" offer that started on the 9th and goes until March.
Do any of you know what this offer is and how I can get my hands on it?
#3228 of 4548 Your LR3 return..
Jan 16, 2006 (4:04 pm)
Joisey, when the dealer said they would do ANYTHING to get you out of your vehicle, I'm assuming that they don't want you go through the Lemon Law.
Keep us updated as to what your outcome is. I know it must have been very frustrating for you.
Hopefully, the suspension faults did not follow into the 2006 model. I love this SUV everyday that I drive it! Five weeks of ownership and smooth sailing.
Roving along the highways and byways! Mark
#3229 of 4548 Re: Pi$$ed in Darien -- Suspension Default [jjgghh]
Jan 16, 2006 (5:24 pm)
For what it's worth, I've got 7800 miles on my 2006 LR3 and the suspension fault is still there. What's really amusing (!)is that it didn't start until I picked up my car from it's 7500 service. Go figure. They handed me the keys, I got in and said 'what's this?'. You're giving me back a car with a problem I didn't have on the way in? Oy. I had an air bag sensor assembly go wonky when I had the car for two weeks. Finally, after 8 weeks of waiting on the part, I got in touch with the ombudsperson at Land Rover North America. (Call the New Jersey number)Voila! Part suddenly appears.
New type of compressor is on the way for the suspension in my LR3 and it will be replaced this coming week. I'll keep you up to date on the solution. BTW, I'm only 5' tall, so I use the access height all the time--and the suspension is a big plus in the regular trips I take from Long Island to the mountains in Vermont. I really like all aspects of driving my LR3 and I climb up mountains with it in low gear and use the descent control on the way down. Think it rocks! It holds a wet road like white on rice. But, coming from 4 Volvos in my past, I'm really disappointed in the service I'm getting at LR, the bad communication and the general cluelessness of the Land Rover folks. Maybe my basis of comparison was too good to be true, but you pay this kind of money, they can give you a little straight information.
Still, I'd be hard pressed to say that I wouldn't make the purchase all over again. I was looking at the Volvo SUV and I wasn't as happy with it.
#3230 of 4548 Results & Lessons: Blow Out at 70 MPH
Jan 16, 2006 (5:47 pm)
I joined this forum because I wanted to pass this on to you. I had a blow out at 70 mph on Interstate 91 in Hartford this weekend. The good news is that the LR3 took it magnificently. It listed to the right (it was the right rear), but it didn't lose ANY aspect of control. The suspension faults went red and all the stuff that should ring did as I pulled over. I don't know the cause, but it was sudden. The speed did the tire in and it couldn't be plugged.
So far so good. In a bad situation, my trusty LR3 handled better than well. Road side assistance came and executed the change...peachy. Nice young man and the LR phone group did fine.
But, was I SHOCKED to discover that I didn't have a full sized spare. What good would the 50 mph donut do me? (Indeed what good does a donut do anyone except a local driver?) I couldn't continue my trip as I had another 200 miles of highway driving to do. So I looked around for a tire dealer. What a pain trying to find someone with a Goodyear or a comp for an 18" rim! (Imagine if I had the 19"?) I finally got a used tire and it got me to Killington. I discovered it had a slow leak in the sidewall so I was back to square one. I've spent the last day on the phone getting the right tire shipped overnight to a Rutland dealer because it's not a regular Goodyear stock item for most. (There are worse things than being stuck an extra day at one's vacation home. Don't be concerned on my account. )
Lesson: I'm not blaming this one on Land Rover, I didn't read the fine print in my spec. Ford is doing anything possible to cut a few dollars and a few pounds (for gas mileage) and this was a design decision. But it's a foolish one as NO SUV should be without a full-sized spare.
When I return home and get my compressor installed (see my response to Darien regarding my suspension fault)I'm going to suck up the grand and order a 5th tire and rim. (This in addition to what I'm spending now to get the replacement tire up to Killington.) My message to you all is DO THE SAME. If you do not have a full sized spare, make the investment. If you need more than your donut, the 18" or 19" rim will make tire replacement a difficult thing, so be prepared to fend for yourself by solving the problem first.
Forewarned is forearmed. At the same time, know that your LR3 will keep you safe when the, er, rubber hits the fan.
#3231 of 4548 Re: Results & Lessons: Blow Out at 70 MPH [sfm]
Jan 16, 2006 (6:48 pm)
I am glad you were safe and everything turned out all right in the end. Unfortunately only Heavy Duty Package equipied cars come with the Full size spare. Your blow out happned very close to where I work, I work at the closest Land Rover Dealer to Hartford, we normaly keep some of those tires in stock and probably could have gotten you a tire right away.
#3232 of 4548 Full size spare
Jan 16, 2006 (8:14 pm)
I am not sure but I don't think a full size spare will fit under a truck without the Heavy Duty Package, or so I've been told.
#3233 of 4548 My 2006 LR3 HSE
Jan 16, 2006 (8:38 pm)
I have the full size spare but I would like to cover it with something as I don't want it to get all grimy.
Has anyone had the "sill tread plates" installed?
Since the sills are painted, I put a piece of wide packing tape across it to avoid scratches.
Enjoying every minute of my LR3!
#3234 of 4548 Re: My 2006 LR3 HSE [mark156]
Jan 16, 2006 (9:16 pm)
mark156, are you sure you don't want that Lexus? Since the wheel is mounted with the "visible" side up, I don't think you need to worry about much. Just spray it clean from the bottom every so often. I've had the vehicle 13 months and the spare was far from grimy when I popped it off last month to check the air pressure.
The sill treads plates are just pieces of aluminum with double-stick tape. Nothing too exciting... My LR3 has them now, since I got them for "free" from someone that didn't want them.