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#832 of 4548 No problem at 500 mi.
Jan 14, 2005 (12:07 am)
Well after one week and 500 miles, not even a small problem with our HSE. Sorry to here that some dealers are so poor in there response to problems. I guess I should appreciate the one here. As I have said before the CD player failed to work at the time of delivery and LR sent the replacement overnight. Not only did they have a loaner for me but said they were sorry it was a 2004 Discovery and not a LR3. I guess thats why I am driving my third Land Rover. For the record I never had any serious problem with either the series I or II Discovery. I wonder if I was just lucky or if it had to do with the LR dealer doing the recommended maintenance schedule.
#833 of 4548 Re: LA Auto SHow [gw123]
Jan 14, 2005 (5:27 am)
> I'd thought I'd share my stalling problem as well.
> If this is an endemic problem with the LR3s, then
> the quicker LR knows about it, the quicker they
> can alert all dealers on how to fix the problem.
Many people, myself included, love this LR3, take pride in owning one and would like the brand to be successful. Attentions to the car and to this site are, to me, a reflection of people desire to share the pride and to work with each other and with LR on issues. A boost in LR focus on customer relation and shift in LR dealers mentality would really foster better reception by public.
#834 of 4548 Re: Not off to a good start [gw123]
Jan 14, 2005 (6:08 am)
Couple of things to check out!
A few LR3's were built with an incorrect fuel pump. They mistakenly got built with the diesel fuel pump. That was causing fuel starvation problems around 1/4 tank or less when the car was parked on an incline. They changed out a couple of hundred I heard. The UK LR3 version has a diesel engine so they probably got the wrong pump from that!
The next thing to consider could be fuel vaporization. Can be caused if a line is badly routed or kinked. Or air is getting in the fuel line somewhere between tank and engine via a loose hose or clip.
There's no harm asking the service manager to check the possibilities.
#835 of 4548 Re: Gw123 [steve_]
Jan 14, 2005 (6:51 am)
I was fairly embarrassed the other day when I offered to jump start a car for a faimly from Milwaukee in the car park of Orlando SeaWorld.
I opened the bonnet and tried in vain to fina the place to hook up a jump lead. An passing Acura did the job.
#836 of 4548 Re: Not off to a good start [gw123]
Jan 14, 2005 (7:16 am)
This certainly sounds like a fuel pump/supply line related problem. I think this info you provided:
"coming down an hill and with the foot only on the brake"
should be enough for a competent repair staff to solve the problem.
i wonder what "sensors" LR was going to add to those stalling pre-production vehicles. . .
#837 of 4548 Re: LA Auto SHow [gw123]
Jan 14, 2005 (8:04 am)
I just shelled out about $60k for an SUV. I think the dealer should make an attempt at empathy. And since someone else had reported a stalling problem, I'd thought I'd share my stalling problem as well.
Absolutely - no-one is saying you shouldn't, and I certainly agree your dealer should handle this well. If my dealer were to show this lack of empathy, I'd be posting too.
#838 of 4548 Waiting for LR3
Jan 14, 2005 (8:15 am)
Well, after an absence of some time, I've decided to get back into Land Rover ownership. I've ordered an LR3 HSE with all goodies except 7-seat option. I've driven one several times and have decided that it's the only vehicle out there that "turns me on" - major. I've taken one off-road for a weekend courtesy of the local dealer (Land Rover Tulsa) and it impressed the heck out of me and everyone I took for a ride.
My 4x4 history includes several different Toyota products, Isuzu, Chevy, Ford, Mazda, Land Rovers (2 Disco II's) and one Mercedes G500 - and the LR3 beats them all to pieces. My '99 DII was the worst vehicle I've ever owned, and my '00 DII was the absolute best - I'm hoping that the LR3 fits into that category. Bad thing is I have to wait several months to get it (projected for April).
Until then, I'm satisfied to read all your posts and I appreciate everyone's input. Thank you all !
#839 of 4548 Re: Waiting for LR3 [koesler]
Jan 14, 2005 (8:30 am)
Cool - how di dthe LR3 beat the G500?
(I had an ML500 until two weeks ago and it beats that easily - to save space here, just look at my drive review on http://www.mvw.net/lr3/roadtest.php)
#840 of 4548 Re: Waiting for LR3 [koesler]
Jan 14, 2005 (8:31 am)
I like what you wrote about about "only vehicle out there that turns me on."
I agree and that was a big factor in our decision to acquire our white SE7. It snowed again yesterday and this truck is simply amazing in bad weather. It's an unstoppable tank!
I'm a huge fan of this vehicle but even with that said, here are my only complaints so far:
1. No compass (that I can find) if you didn't order navigation. Come on LR! Most Suzukis have one.
2. No auto head lamps without getting the light package. Again, for 50 large that should be standard, not optional.
3. If you and the wife share a key, you are unable to move the power seat without the key being in. Suppose you're a 6'2" lug married to a smaller women (we should hope!). To move the power seat back the key must be in, which requires leaning into a cramped space to insert it and then back to move the seat. Dumb.
4. Most people won't be bothered but the elements in the heated windshield are somewhat distracting at night. Again, the majority of people like this and since it doesn't bother my wife (her car) it's no biggie.
Don't get me wrong, the powertrain and suspesion of this beast still give it an overall A+ rating and like the post above, very few vehicles actually get you excited as you're walking up to drive it. The LR3 does just that.
I also find the seats to be some of the most comfortable I've ever experienced.
Enjoy, you'll love it.
Jan 14, 2005 (8:38 am)
OK, I just got a call back from Land Rover Canada.
I called them, becuase I have received no ownership package - this includes service details, service booklet, "owner benefits listing", warranty details and so on. I have no idea what the warranty and service condition are, even though I have the car already. That's a first in my 30-year car-buying history.
LR Customer support just got back to me: "The brand manager for Land Rover tells us that a package with all that will be sent to all LR3 owners at the end of January."
So they had 8 months to prepare but that preparation did not include service booklets, warranty details, or indeed the web site. Incredible.