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#3532 of 4548 TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS, SUSPENSION LIGHT WARNING - DONT BUY
Apr 20, 2006 (6:43 am)
2006 LR3 HSE
LOVE THE STYLE, LOVED THE CAR AT FIRST. NOW REGRET BUYING IT.
TRANSMISSION IS THE WORST OF ANY PREMIUM CAR I'VE OWNED. LAND ROVER SAYS "IT'S VARIABLE AND IT'S GETTING TO KNOW YOU". NONSENSE. IT HARSHLY JUMPS INTO GEAR ALL THE TIME WHEN YOU COME TO A STOP/ROLL, THEN ACCELERATE. BAM. HORRIBLE. MY CLIENTS LOOK AT ME AS IF THE CAR IS BROKEN.
6750 MILES AND SUSPENSION LIGHT JUST CAME ON.
NOW I REGRET BUYING THE CAR THAT I INITIALLY LOVED.
#3533 of 4548 Re: Uneven Tire Wear?? [yhy]
Apr 20, 2006 (8:45 am)
This can't be true - the LR3 automatically shifts from access mode height to standard height at (I think) 12 mph.
#3534 of 4548 Re: Uneven Tire Wear?? [jobie]
Apr 20, 2006 (9:15 am)
It starts moving up at 10 MPH and with a normal amount of pressure in the system will be up to normal height well before you get much faster then 10 mph.
Now if you lock the suspension at access height then you could drive around for sometime at slightly higher speeds. Everytime you break that 10 mph limit it will warn you and give you time to slow back down. You could drive around at access height for sometime constantly bumping up against the limit set by the computer then slowing back down.
As to the trannsmission clunkingb well the tranny is adaptive and if you drive with a light foot normaly and then sometimes slam on the gas it will shift strangely trying to compensate.
The clunk that comes from doing a california or rolling stop with the LR3 is present on most of them with varying degrees of severity. The LR3 with a driver, full tank of gas and a couple of passengers weighs three ton or more and that is a lot of inertia. Then think about the four wheel drive system with all of its rotational mass and unsprung mass. Everytime you do a rolling stop that rotational mass has to get moving again and it can sometimes cause a shudder.
The LR3 transmission also shifts into neutral to save gas when idling so during a rolling stop it is probably already shifted into neutral. Now you slam the gas on and the tranny tires to get back into drive and then reaccelerate all of the LR3's mass at the sametime. Thats where you get the clunk from.
Just don't do rolling stops they are a bad idea anyway and all it takes is one time for somebody to hit you because you did a rolling stop.
#3535 of 4548 Re: Rear Audio controls 2nd & 3rd Seat [grommet]
Apr 21, 2006 (9:38 am)
OK my right side 2nd & 3rd row rear audio controls work, but my 2nd & 3rd row rear audio controls on the left side do not work. Take it to the dealer?
#3536 of 4548 Test drove V6 model
Apr 21, 2006 (10:12 am)
Just to see if the V8 is necessary or worth the expense, I did drive a LR3 V8 briefly and was not blown away by any stretch. I decided tp check out the V6 and in town it was perfectly adequate, thanks to the 6 speed auto, no doubt. On the highway, however, it was almost unacceptable. With only myself and the salesman in the car, passing power was almost non-existent. Now once it got up to speed, it did cruise effortlessly. the V6 is laboring, though and is being asked to do a lot. It sounded strained but was reasonably smooth. Everything else, though, was excellent. The truck sold me more on its everyday abilities in spite of its languid performance. For my wife, though. it would be adequate. When i drive it, though, I may be annoyed a little.
#3537 of 4548 Re: Rear Audio controls 2nd & 3rd Seat [pbrover]
Apr 21, 2006 (12:53 pm)
"Take it to the dealer?"
D'oh! Yep. Hopefully, something simple... (the controls/jacks are wired to the Logic 7 amplifier, to my knowledge.)
#3538 of 4548 Re: TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS, SUSPENSION LIGHT WARNING - DONT BUY [peterf1]
Apr 22, 2006 (11:58 am)
just a quick note: new 05 lr3 only 3500 miles in service
for suspension problem wont reset from extended mode and flashes reset to new height waiting to cool but car is between access and normal height lr is puzzled
so my feeling just droped from love to like, lets hope
it doesn't change to hate. has any one had this problem?
#3539 of 4548 Re: TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS, SUSPENSION LIGHT WARNING - DONT BUY [wolbd]
Apr 22, 2006 (4:45 pm)
Use search... there have been previous postings. But do note we really can't diagnose your problem via postings. That's what your service department is supposed to do.
There have been cases of faulty air compressors, especially in early builds. You might also have a bad sensor if it goes into Extended Mode... or a bad wiring loom.
Apr 24, 2006 (7:22 am)
I have almost 3,500 miles on my 2006 LR3 HSE. I looked closely at my rear tires and they seem to be wearing evenly. No sign of inner tire wear and I hope that is stays that way.
I installed the metal door seal plates the other day... they look really nice as they have the Land Rover insignia on the edge and will protect the painted area when entering and exiting.
Happy Rovering! Mark156