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#1062 of 1131 Re: Anyone having vibration problems?? [ucla95]
Dec 13, 2008 (5:26 pm)
ucla95 - Although Land Rover is now owned by Tata Motors, I suggest contacting the President of Jaguar Land Rover North America and explaining the situation to him. Copy the Dealership Manager on your correspondence so that he/she knows that you are going directly to the top with this issue. I've had my LR2 since October of 2007 and had a few issues with my dealer. After contacting the President of JLRNA (Jaguar Land Rover North America) I was immediately contacted by Headquarters Customer Service and the issues were taken care of right away.
I love my LR2 even though it has its quirks. It sounds like yours is a major
issue which I'm sure will be handled right away.
Good Luck. It sounds like your issue is affecting only your vehicle and not
others, as mine is not having this issue.
Check out the attached link for further information on the President of JLRNA:
Email me directly if you have any further questions.
#1063 of 1131 Re: Reliability and advice on Land Rover LR2 [Schlehke]
Jan 02, 2009 (2:43 pm)
I have a 2008 LR2 with 33,000 miles on it.. I have owned it for about 14 months.. Not a hint of a problem. The service from my dealewr is first rate.. Now my wife wants one too.. Her car is a 2002 Chevy Surburban.. big difference in what it can carry..
Several days ago driving in very bad snow storm.. I discovered that if I put it into the snow mode and use the select shift.. I had no issues stopping or moving along.
#1064 of 1131 New tires needed for LR2?
Jan 02, 2009 (2:47 pm)
I have 33,000 miles on my LR2.. They gave me an estimate at the Land Rover dealer.. but I am inclined to go to a tire store.. any suggestions on the OEM replacement? I am thinking Michelins. The current tires are about 70% used..
#1065 of 1131 Front brake pads replacement costs?
Jan 13, 2009 (7:49 am)
Has anyone had to replace their front brakes for their LR2 yet? Not long ago, I had to shell out $200-300 (can't remember exactly how much) to replace the rear brake pads. I dropped my LR2 off for the 30k mile service this morning and I just got a voicemail saying I needed new front brake pads, which would run just over $400 for parts and installation. After doing a quick search on the web, I found some EBC front brake pads for under $100. Are they really trying to charge me over $300 to install front brake pads?
Should I take it somewhere else to have the brake pads done? Or is $400 reasonable for replacing front brake pads?
#1066 of 1131 Re: Front brake pads replacement costs? [ronxlr2]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 13, 2009 (8:19 am)
It seems a bit odd to me that you had to replace your rear pads before the front ones. Ordinarily the front pads do ~80% of the work of stopping a vehicle. Maybe Land Rover shifts most of that work to the rear axle with a brake equalization gizmo?
$400 is a bit high, but about half what people seem to pay for a Mercedes M-Class brake job.
If you have time to mess with it, I think I'd take it somewhere for a second opinion, especially if the same shop did the rear pads.
#1067 of 1131 Re: Anyone having vibration problems?? [ucla95]
Jan 13, 2009 (8:20 am)
ucla95 - Did you try contacting Gary Temple about your vibration problems yet?
#1068 of 1131 Re: Front brake pads replacement costs? [ronxlr2]
Jan 13, 2009 (8:27 am)
If you've already replaced your rear pads and now they're saying that you need new front ones you either:
A. Have a heavy foot or tend to ride the brakes...
B. Have carbon graphite brake pads - these tend to work much better but also wear much faster
C. Need to find a new service center as it appears they're blowing smoke up your ....
I would ask the service center what type of pad they've been using on your vehicle and if they can show you the difference between your stock pads and carbon graphite ones. Request an ITEMIZED estimate (listing all of the components they'll be replacing and with what type) from a few service centers before dropping your cash on the counter.
#1069 of 1131 Re: Front brake pads replacement costs?
Jan 13, 2009 (9:01 am)
thanks for the replies so far.... i just talked to them and they said the front brake pads are more expensive than the rear brake pads... they said the front brake pads are $250 and installation cost is $155.
i've never replaced brake pads myself and don't have a lot of time on my hands to mess with it... so i'm considering just telling him to do it and take the hit. i do remember them quoting me about $400 when i had to get the rear pads replaced a couple months ago, and then when i went to pick it up, they said they had been looking at the "wrong pads" and that it was only $250. So it seems like maybe they use some really fancy pads for the front and average pads for the back... does that sound about right?
#1071 of 1131 Re: Front brake pads replacement costs? [ronxlr2]
Jan 13, 2009 (4:37 pm)
That sounds outrageous for the cost of pads. I don't care which manufacturer is making them. Unless they are carbon ceramic and still ridiculously expensive, that is crazy money.
That being said, brakes are the one part I recommend using dealer parts. The factory pads always seem to be the best compromise of performance and noise and dust (BMW being the exception). If it were me, I'd try to find someone to do the job using factory parts. The labor quoted is not crazy, but the pad price seems just nuts.