Last post on Mar 05, 2012 at 11:09 AM
You are in the Land Rover
What is this discussion about?
Land Rover LR2, Future Vehicle, SUV
#1019 of 1131 Rear Cargo cover rattle
Aug 14, 2008 (11:39 am)
We purchased a 2008 LR2 in December and for the first month it was very quite. In January the rear cargo cover started to rattle continuosly when the cover is closed (the cover is covering the area). It does not rattle when open. The dealer has replaced the cover several times over the months and the cover noise keeps returning. We took the cover out for along time and there was no noise. Each new cover is quiet for a while and then the noise returns (only in the closed position). The dealer thought that Land Rover knew about this but they have not offered any solutions other than replacing the cover. It looks like there is a design flaw because all of the replacement covers do the same thing. Several other LR2s have had the same issue.
Has anyone solved this issue with an existing coveror found another way to eliminate the noise?
#1020 of 1131 Re: LR2 HSE Rear Spoiler and... [eyebyte]
Aug 19, 2008 (6:17 am)
wrt Portland OR what I've heard/read is the one LR dealer's ok but nothing special. They are downtown and difficult to get to, polite, do not discount much, and don't relish comparing an LR2 to any Subaru (when I asked them on such a comparison, they immediatly broke off communications).
#1021 of 1131 Re: CR review is in [jeyhoe]
Aug 19, 2008 (6:21 am)
If you look closely at the CU LR2 video you can see the inside rear wheel was lifting just before the front hit the marker cone. Still, that's surprising in a vehicle weighing over 2 tons. Then again, where is the LR2's center of gravity?
The LR2's not the only one CU complained about - the Subaru Outback/Legacy tries to swap tail for front in the same CU test.
#1022 of 1131 Really like the LR2
Aug 23, 2008 (11:50 am)
I've had my LR2 since November 2007. I have 13k miles on it, and it's been perfect to date. Not a single problem. Overall, I average 20.5 mpg. 24mpg when it's strictly freeway. Car has handled great during some severe Florida rainstorms. Ride is very quiet. I would happily suggest this car to anyone who is interested.
#1023 of 1131 Blackberry 9000 Bold pairing with LR2
Aug 26, 2008 (5:23 pm)
I have had my LR2 for a year now and have paired Blackberry 8800 phone and no problems.
Just bought the new Blackberry 9000 Bold and cannot pair it. The blackberry pairing helper does not support the 9000.
Does anyone have a patch for this
#1024 of 1131 LR2 - Vapor Lock
Sep 04, 2008 (6:22 pm)
I have a 2008 LR2 SE and purchased it when they first came out in 2007. I am at 35,000 now. Overall I have been very pleased with the LR2. But lately an issue has started involving starting the LR2. This always happens after you have been driving around for awhile, but when you go to restart the engine. You put your foot on the break and hit the start button. The engine starts and then dies. You try to start it again and it starts and then dies. After continuing to keep trying and pushing the gas pedel to keep it going, it finally stays running.
I brought this up to the Land Rover dealer and was told that Land Rover is aware of this problem and he called it Vapor Lock. He told me Land Rover does not have a fix to the problem yet and are working on it. Their only help was that I insert the key in and out of the ignition hole a few times to keep resetting the engine. This works only part of the times, but it still happens. So BEWARE!
I would love to hear if more LR2 owners are experiencing this problem.
#1025 of 1131 Re: LR2 - Vapor Lock [bstoecker]
Sep 05, 2008 (10:41 am)
I've got 21,000 on my LR2 and have had the same problem in very hot weather. It is very intermittent ... latest software seemed to help some but I got the same story from my dealer.
#1026 of 1131 Re: LR2 - Vapor Lock [comerbuck]
Sep 21, 2008 (5:29 am)
I had a software update in August, part of my SE 22.5K scheduled service and was told the update would take care of the warm start in hot temp. problem. I've only seen it twice, but living in Minnesota we don't have that many 95+ degree days, so it's hard to say if it was fixed. The no sound from the stereo problem was supposed to be fixed too, and I haven't seen that since the update.
I have seen a recent increase in my MPG, from 21 to 25 on the highway, at around 75 degrees and 70+ MPH. Not sure if the software update changed anything, or maybe breaking 20K miles made a difference.
#1027 of 1131 Re: Blackberry 9000 Bold pairing with LR2 [roberto6]
Sep 29, 2008 (6:58 am)
i recently bought an unlocked blackberry 9000 bold activated on at&t.
i can pair the phone with the 2008 lr2 and make/receive calls. no patch was needed.
the problem i'm having is when i copy the phone book to the car, only the phone numbers are being copied, not the contact names. so i have no idea who i'm calling or who's calling me.
i've tried several blackberry forums and different bluetooth settings with no luck.
i called landrover direct and spoke to a non-tech support rep who told me that not all blackberry phones are compatible.
how can certain aspects of my phone be compatible and other aspects not?
#1028 of 1131 LR2's Snow Traction System? Just expensive chains?
Oct 24, 2008 (10:12 am)
I own a 2008 LR2 SE and am about to dish out $700 big ones for the LR2's Snow Traction System, but started to wonder if it's worth it. First off, it's over $700!!! Secondly, they're only for the front tires, which means you get zilch for the back tires. I live in Upstate NY where we get, on average, 6-12 inches of snowfall per session.
Has anyone had any experience with Land Rover's Snow Traction system yet?
Is it recommended to go with cheaper chains such as can be found on the Atlantic British Ltd. website?
Any issues with manufacturer's warranty if I use anything but LR's system?
Is it better to just buy 4 studded snow tires or just snow tires in general rather than dishing out dinero for chains for this vehicle?