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#781 of 1131 Is everyone having this problem? Will Land Rover have a recall on this?
Nov 04, 2007 (2:09 pm)
I have read, researched...trying to decide whether to get LR2...I know every make has its "lemons" & problems, but this seems to be a major one that I have read over & over, from the time they came out...living at least 4 hour (round trip) from closest dealer I am thinking it is a very big risk to buy the LR2...does Land Rover plan on having a recall on this problem? The REVIEW below is the latest REVIEW posted on EDMUNDS...Thanks.
BEWARE OF THIS CAR!
Date Posted: 10/19/2007 By: mtd130 RATING:
Performance: 1 Fun-to-Drive: 1 Build Quality: 1
Comfort: 5 Interior Design: 5 Reliability: 1
Fuel Economy: 4 Exterior Design: 7
2008 Land Rover LR2 SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.2L 6cyl 6A)
I bought this car and have had nothing but major saftey issue. It just died on me while I was driving before I had driven it 2000 miles. It got towed to the dealership and they had a software update for it. I then took it back and then less then a week, it died again. The tech at Land rover told me it was a "docking of the key" problem and it loses communicaton with the fuel line! No fix out there for this computer- key problem and yes there are getting more complaints about this issue. As of right now, I am not getting into this car.
#782 of 1131 Re: Is everyone having this problem? Will Land Rover have a recall on this
Nov 04, 2007 (2:25 pm)
Never heard of it. Sounds like BS to me.
#783 of 1131 Re: Is everyone having this problem? Will Land Rover have a recall on this
Nov 04, 2007 (3:52 pm)
nah, I can vouch for this, it's a real problem... My LR2 had this problem -- happened quite a few times. The first time, I was leaving the grocery store and pulled up to first stoplight. When it turned green, I pulled up and was turning left through the intersection. Halfway through the intersection, my LR2 started stalling like I was out of gas even though I had more than a half tank. Luckily, there was a parking lot right past the intersection because my car cut off completely and the steering wheel locked up. I was able to force the steering wheel over enough to just make it into the parking lot. When I restarted the car, everything worked fine again. Since then, it has happened about 5 or 6 more times, but each time i have noticed it as soon as I crank it up. I think it has something to do with pushing the start button quickly as you're inserting the key.
When I took my car in for the 7,500 mile service, they did some sort of recall software update that had to do with the ignition, so I'm assuming that's what they were fixing. I haven't had that problem since my service.
That said, I still have my radio no-sound issue that LR is finally "aware of" and their engineers are working on a software update to fix it. I need to check my notes -- I am probably pretty close to, if not already qualified for, Lemon Law status. If that's the case, I'll give them one final chance to fix it during a non-scheduled visit. If they don't have a fix for it yet, I may get them to buy it back from me and take my money to BMW. I never had these kinds of problems with my 330Ci, and I was always treated like gold by their customer service department. LR service managers are usually nice, but nowhere near as pleasant and accommodating as BMW service managers.
The ONLY thing that might keep me from pushing the Lemon Law case is that the LR2 has absolutely the BEST sounding sound system of any vehicle I have ever owned. I've had high-end aftermarket systems that can't hold a candle to this system. Even the upgraded, 10-speaker Harmon Kardon system in my 330 wasn't nearly as clear through the spectrum when I crank the tunes as my LR2 system.
But then again, the LR2 system isn't much good when it doesn't work... we'll see.
#784 of 1131 2009 LR2's ????
Nov 08, 2007 (6:00 pm)
Does anyone know, Will there be LR2 2009 model . Didn't people start ordering 2008's last year at this time? Just wondering if they will have them, what will change??
#785 of 1131 Re: 2009 LR2's ???? [tredfern]
Nov 08, 2007 (6:52 pm)
Read back a few posts. All your questions have been answered recently
#786 of 1131 Re: 2009 LR2's ???? [verdugo]
Nov 08, 2007 (7:39 pm)
Don't know what you are talking about, I don't see any answer to my question....
No more SE's, I see that,
Again, my question is, will there be ANY LR2 , 2009 model?????????? If so, what will the changes be from the 2008 SE or HSE????
around this time last year people were ordering the 2008 which came out here in April....
#787 of 1131 Re: 2009 LR2's ???? [tredfern]
Nov 09, 2007 (9:19 am)
As far as I know the SE's on the lot now are in effect 08's. The new HSE's coming in now are 08's and if you order a new SE for next year it will be an 08 also. It's too soon for any info on 09. Although I must admit, when I called my dealer to talk about the available SE's and the coming HSE's and the future SE's he had a hard time keeping track of the release dates and the model year.
#788 of 1131 Re: 2009 LR2's ???? [muddyy]
Nov 09, 2007 (9:23 am)
True. To be labeled a 2009 it must have been maufactured after 1 Jan 08. You will see 09s in August of 08.
Nov 09, 2007 (11:40 am)
We drove an LR2 today and liked it better than we did after driving its competitors (RDX, X3, Vue). But the reliability issues are a real concern. We don't want to buy a car that has a better than average chance of having operational problems.
Basically, my question for the forum here is: how statistically significant are the problems reported here (and in the other LR2 fora that I've checked)? I don't discount that a sudden ignition failure is potentially catastrophic, but I wonder if there is a reliable source for the number of incidents.
#790 of 1131 Re: 2009 LR2's ???? [muddyy]
Nov 09, 2007 (11:42 am)
and if you order a new SE for next year it will be an 08 also
You can no longer order an SE. They are only bringing HSEs from now on.