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#124 of 176 2002 Freelander transmission problems
Apr 05, 2009 (8:38 pm)
I have a 2002 Freelander and am having many of the same problems that have been noted. Many thanks for the postings thus far.
Coolant tank and thermometer went at ~55k miles - cost ~$1,000 to fix
FM radio cuts out after ~1 hour of use
Both back window regulators completely broke
Now transmission is slipping and sometimes totally failing up hills and/or at higher speeds (50 mph) at ~70k miles.
I guess I'll try to get it fixed at a shop. Never buying a Land Rover again.
#125 of 176 Re: 02' freelander bad transmission [tiredoflr]
Apr 06, 2009 (7:52 am)
How is the law suit going? do you have a case. There is so many problems wrong with this car it is so frustrating because the dealer ships knows there is a problem and they keep ignoring it. (why not we keep going back to letting them fix it.)
#126 of 176 Freeland "03 bad everything
Apr 06, 2009 (8:13 am)
I have a Freelander "03 and in the last three years I have owed this car I have had the following (it started with the coolant leaking )repairs... it doesn't seem to stop. I know I need to get rid of it - but I don't want to let anyone else buy this car who doesn't understand the problems - it is not fair - that's what the dealership did to us. Everyone falls in love with this car until they own it, and then disaster strikes and it is too late. I can't believe there is nothing that can be done
fuel cleaning (not exacting why but it cost me)
gear box & convertor, transmission , regulator
cylinder heads replaced, serp belts replaced in 5/2007 and again in 3/09
replaced engine changed over ancillory equipment & refitted, fuel pump?
sunroof - engine and cables replaced twice
throttle housing replaced again
latches on doors wouldn't work and it goes on.
Now I am smelling an odd smell again -( as my daughter said it smells like cat urine? ) it is the best way I can discribe it . The engine is hesitating and is sluggish... has anyone had this experience? the dealership is looking at me like I have two heads? Told the dealership about the smell in the car in March and they took the whole care apart and replaced the thermostat again and one week later it still smells..
#127 of 176 Re: 02' freelander bad transmission [deb42]
Apr 06, 2009 (9:18 am)
My lawyer has already settled with Land Rover. While I do not feel they gave me anywhere near the worth of my vehicle or troubles I am just happy that they gave me something. I recieved a check for $2545.00 and that was after the lawyer fees. I also got ot keep the vehicle to maybe send it to auction. The lawyer I used lives in NJ and I live in NH but he made it pretty painless on my part. I got his name from a posting off Edmonds. Will be happy to share it with anyone interested.
#128 of 176 Re: 02' freelander bad transmission [kbomba]
May 14, 2009 (10:01 pm)
This one is my mother-in-law's car wich has been sitting for about 2 years now, due to countless mechanical nightmares, she "kindly" asked me to research about it for
her and i told her about them law suits against land"robber" and would like to have
the lawyer's contact that you've mentioned, that would be extremely appreciated.
May 15, 2009 (11:24 am)
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#131 of 176 Freelander Transmission nightmare!
May 16, 2009 (5:11 pm)
Just want to drop a line to thank you for the lawyers info!!!!
#132 of 176 Re: Freelander Transmission Defect [barbara6]
May 24, 2009 (9:07 pm)
Hi I have a 2002 Freelander as well, and it started to shake when you drive it. I guess it's a transmission problem, but the servcie station did not find out the problem. It's also under warranty. Can I ask which state are you from? cause I live in Canberra, and one of the car service people told me they don't have much experience in Landrover.
#133 of 176 Re: need your advice [antonio2012]
May 24, 2009 (9:09 pm)
my suggestion is NO~! I bought a 2002 Freelander from the dealer as well, and all I wanna do now is to burn that place down and kill the man who sold it to me and said it was good.
Land rover is expensive, so second-hand, and a good price always means sth. wrong.