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#4333 of 4548 Does the LR3 have Bluetooth yes or no???
Oct 03, 2007 (4:15 am)
I have a 2005 LR3 SE. It has the little phone button on the radio but no volume adjustment knob on the steering wheel. I went to the Land Rover web site and looked up the blue tooth information. The site states that "All LR3s come equipped with Blue tooth", I tried all of the steps that were noted with my samsung and with my wifes Treo 650 and nothing happens. None of the dealers we spoke with seem to be able to figure out the answer for us. She recently asked Chantilly LR if we needed to buy additional equipment. The tech first told her how to pair her phone, she tried it (again) and still nothing. So the tech tried it with his phone...still nothing. Then he looks at my wife like she is stupid and tells her, "Well the reason it doesn't work is because your LR3 doesn't have Blue tooth". Now they he recommends we go to some after market place to get it done and it is going to be between $700 to $1000. The manual says we have it, the website says we already have it, none of the techs seem to know anything about it...does my LR3 come with this thing or nor? Has anyone else struggled with this issue? Is there a tech out there who knows what he is talking about with this issue? Is it even worth getting the parts and trying this? We test drove an LR2 and the Blue tooth function in the LR2 worked flawlessly on the first try, not sure what is going on with the LR3
#4334 of 4548 Re: Does the LR3 have Bluetooth yes or no??? [dickvanwrinkle]
Oct 03, 2007 (6:19 am)
IN 2005 LR3s did not have bluetooth. You can have it added at any Land Rover dealer and it is around 1,000 dollars installed.
When you are looking at the Land Rover website they are talking about 2008 LR3s and just about all of them have bluetooth phone connections.
You need to go to a different Land Rover dealer as the one you are going to seems pretty clueless. Anyone that has been around since the Launch of the LR3 should know that 2005 LR3s don't have bluetooth.
I suggest before you spend the money to get it put in to try the Treo with a LR3 on bluetooth and not a 2008. The treos before 2008 really struggled with connecting to all Land Rovers so not sure if the 2008 parts are backwards compatible with a 2005 or if they have just upgraded the Land Rover Kit accessories to 2008 specs. If the Treo is the only phone she wants to use then it would suck to have the bluetooh installed on your LR3 and then have it not work.
#4335 of 4548 Re: LR3 Tire wear issue [dickvanwrinkle]
Oct 03, 2007 (10:04 am)
I had the same issue but the response i got was as follows:
LRNA said talk to the dealer
Dealer ended up doing two alignments for free. I had only rotated the tires once in 18,000. at 18,000 the dealer replaced all four tires and charged me for one and a half. I have michelins on there now. have about 10,000 miles on them and getting ready to rotate a second time. So far no noise and no unusual wear.
I trust the courts will provide everyone who had problems with some $$ on this issue. I think land rover should have stepped up and solved.
I talked to about 5 tire places about the issue and read stuff online regarding tire wear. THe wieght of the vehicle and the tires seem to lead to the problem as much as the alignment issue does. Any independant tire shop said the same thing - expect 20-25K max on tires on this vehicle. I am fine with that. This car is expensive and still is amazing.
The dealer i go to is Land Rover Mission Viejo in Mission Viejo CA. They are decent, but have grown and added Jaguar to the mix.
#4336 of 4548 LR3 HSE update
Oct 08, 2007 (5:07 am)
Well, along with some other posters, I would like to add my 2 cents worth of praise for the LR3. Mine is a 2005 HSE with 26,000 miles and it is an A+ vehicle compared to the Toyota, Mercedes, and Mazda - or any other of the 30+ vehicles I've owned. My tires are wearing even and are good for another 10,000 miles after two rotations. I've also had a 2000 DII that was perfect as well, so no boo hoo from me. GREAT VEHICLE(s) all around !!! BEST SUV available !.
#4337 of 4548 Love Love My LR3
Oct 14, 2007 (11:05 pm)
I live deep in the mountains and over 5 hours from the closest Land Rover dealership. Every winter we have well over 2 feet of snow on the ground and the LR3 trudges through it as if it were nothing. I have a 2005, now with about 73,000 miles on it and the only problem I have had was with a little water leak in the left bi-xenon headlamp and that was just last week. I have to say, I beat this car up and the typically cold conditions in my area make it even harder on the starter and other things, which is why I was surprised that this car holds up so well. My husband had a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee and has had more problems because of the cold weather. Last year starter was replaced twice. Just two weeks ago we traded in his 2006 Jeep for an older 2002 Land Rover Discovery and even in its old age and 90,000 miles it is twice the SUV that the Jeep could have ever been. We are proud to be Land Rover owners and will no doubt continue to purchase Land Rover products.
#4338 of 4548 LR3: the love/hate relationship
Oct 20, 2007 (9:54 am)
I am new to this forum. We have had our 2005 LR3 for 2+ years now. We have had similar tire issues. It has been re-aligned twice and after 44k miles (at our cost) and have been through two sets of tires. LR Charlotte has stepped up for 3 tires (of 8) due to "unexpeced, uneven wear". There have been numerous recalls and we have had a number of issues with our DVD player (now on our third player; they just give you a new one when it craps out).
That is the hate part.
On the love side, it is a great long distance traveller, (except for the 18mpg highway). We have driven through ocean waves and low tide on the Outer Banks and the car performs very well. It is my wife's car and she loves it.
That being said, it is fairly high maintainence vehicle and it feels like there is always something wrong with it. We are looking at the Lexus hybrid SUV and will probably sell the car in the next 6 months. Anybody want to buy it?
#4339 of 4548 Re: LR3: the love/hate relationship [cardiohex]
Oct 21, 2007 (5:24 am)
Others probably know more, but I have heard 2 things: 1. the 2005 models had the recall problems. I have an '06 and its been near flawless (less tire issue which was compensated for by dealer in part & i replaced with michelins which have even tire wear at 10K) and 2. the Lexus hybrid has no off road or utility value less being a station wagon-and dont get me wrong the hybrid part has value, but from a friend i talked to you will probably wash away in those low tide waves on the outer banks
It seems the '05 LR3s have all the technical problems.
#4340 of 4548 Re: LR3: the love/hate relationship [ssp1]
Oct 21, 2007 (1:57 pm)
Thanks for the reply.
It does seem the '05 LR3s have had the bulk of the issues.We will probably keep the car for another 8-10 months, but we use it primarily for shuttling the kids around town, so a hybrid would be nice... not doing as much off-roading as anticipated (soccer games + karate class + school pickups > mudding/off-roading). Such is life.
Oct 21, 2007 (2:28 pm)
This LR3 was involved in a head on collision with a Lexus but I am not sure what model as my client couldn't recognize the car after the wreck.
Not sure what the exact speeds involved were but around 40 mph is what I was told.
My clients wife and his baby were treated and released from the hospital on the same day. His wife just had some bruises from the airbag and seat belt.
The people in the Lexus were still in the hospital last time I heard.
As you can see from the pictures the windshield was not even broken. There is a tiny crack at the bottom of the bottom driver's side corner and that is it.
Oct 21, 2007 (7:23 pm)
That is some wreck! Glad to hear your clients are OK. From the pictures, it looks incredible how well the LR3 held up! The whole right side is still straight as an arrow.