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#4485 of 4548 Faulty Suspension Sensor
Apr 12, 2009 (12:48 pm)
I just recently purchased a new 2008 LR3 Land Rover with 4700 miles on it and while driving 60 MPH on HWY the suspension system sensor was faulty and rose up while driving. I had to pull over and turn off LR3 to lower. I contacted the dealership and they got me in the next day with a loaner LR2 and they repaired faulty sensor that day and took care of my first maintence. I was impressed with the Land Rover Houston. However this is my first LR3 and I am not too sure if this is a norm for 2008 LR3's anyone know? Any other problems I need to expect or address for warranties and about what kind of mileage I should expect repairs on my 2008 LR3 Land Rover? MSJ
#4486 of 4548 Re: Faulty Suspension Sensor [gibeachbaby]
Apr 12, 2009 (7:49 pm)
What did the dealer tell you? While there are a lot of electronics in the LR3 to have the suspension raise on pavement with no other evidence of malfunction is odd.
FWIW I have accidentally hit the terrain response lever while driving. It's a little mystifying the first time it happens until you note the indicator next to the lever also shows suspension has bern raised to offroad position.
On mileage I'm getting 17 mpg in mixed city and freeway miles.
#4487 of 4548 Re: Faulty Suspension Sensor [pfolk]
Apr 13, 2009 (6:39 am)
The Dealer told me he see things as he works on them and this was his first.
I thought possibly I may have touch the controls by accident, and tried to continue driving the LR3 after the incident and it happened more than three times without warning without touching the controls.
I contacted the dealer again and he answered and told me the sensor maybe out or something else and to bring it in as when it is raised I should only go 30MPH.
The sensor has been replaced and all is well. However my concern on maintaining this LR3 in the future makes me wonder how long I should keep it and purchase a warranty due to the fact I place at least 1500 miles a month on a SUV. MSJ
#4488 of 4548 Re: PLEASE HELP - Need advice on extended Warranty .... [landroverhell]
Apr 14, 2009 (1:26 pm)
Seriously....you have wasted so much of your life with this.
My 06 is wonderful, seriously the best car I ever had and I would not replace it with anything.
You got a lemon. The O5 was the first year it came out and LR admit some teething problems. It happens but you know people mirror people in life. Grumpy rude people get treated in a grumpy rude way.
Let it go. You will feel much better.
#4489 of 4548 Re: PLEASE HELP - Need advice on extended Warranty .... [britman4]
Apr 14, 2009 (4:17 pm)
I am not the Landroverhell person going on and on...as I just had one problem in which the dealer resovled.
I love my Land Rover but after 8K miles and the Suspension Sensor going out I thought I might want to see if anyone else had anything else go on in XY...Period of time as I am a road warrior and this is my first LR3. I have owned in less than two months...thank you!
#4490 of 4548 When is Land Rover building a diesel LR 4?
Apr 14, 2009 (5:15 pm)
Seriously ..isn't it about time? I would camp out at the dealership for that.
#4491 of 4548 What tires wear best on LR3 for mostly street use
Apr 21, 2009 (8:11 am)
I have a 2005 LR3 with the Goodyear stock 18 tires . All 4 are worn severely on the inside. I wanted to find out if anyone has had a good experience with a different brand of tire other than the Goodyear . I do plan on getting this aligned with the new tires. I would like to go with a recommendation based on experience . This will be for mostly street use .
#4492 of 4548 Re: What tires wear best on LR3 for mostly street use [lr3fm]
Apr 21, 2009 (8:17 am)
There is a documented issue with the lr3 and uneven tire wear - it relates to something called "bush geometry" LR should compensate for the tires - mine wore out at 13,000 miles they paid for 50% of the new ones and I think there was warranty service done to the vehicle
#4493 of 4548 Re: What tires wear best on LR3 for mostly street use [lr3fm]
Apr 21, 2009 (10:35 am)
I had the same issue at 18,000 miles or so. They paid about 33% of the replacement tires or thereabouts. They did the warranty work. Replacement tires were Michelin Tour. not sure if they are still in production but they are still on the vehicle 35K miles later and they still have good tread on them. They also were fine off road at an LR event and on snow and muddy roads over the past 2 years
#4494 of 4548 Re: What tires wear best on LR3 for mostly street use [lr3fm]
Apr 22, 2009 (3:36 am)
I have a 2006 LR3. I also had a bad experience with the stock Goodyear tires. There was 4,000 miles on it when I bought it and at about 11,000 miles the back tires were worn way beyond limits. I took it back to the dealer and they at first gave me a hard time about it. They eventually saw my point of view and replaced two tires for free. I drove another 4,000 miles and the other two tires were toast as well. Did some research and found that there was a recall due to the rear end not being set up properly in the factory. They made the alignment right and I ended up purchasing a set of General AT Grabbers. Cost is about 2/3 of what the Goodyears cost and they have been on the vehicle for well over 60,000 miles. The tires are awesome. Quiet and they work great in sand, mud, snow, you name it. I am about to put another set on in about another 5,000 miles. Definitely staying with these babies.