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Land Rover Freelander, Transmission, SUV
#146 of 175 Re: Freelander Transmission Problems [markyh]
Aug 29, 2009 (3:48 pm)
I also have a 2002 Freelander. I bought it used about a year and a half ago. I have already spent $2000 on repairs at the Land Rover dealership. Now my transmission is going out. Is it possible to purchase a rebuilt transmission for this vehicle and have someone private put it in? I will do anything to avoid that aweful dealership. I've never given someone that much money and been treated so badly.
#147 of 175 2002 Freelander Transmission
Aug 29, 2009 (6:02 pm)
When mine went out, I looked at returned ones that were aftermarket and remanufactured Land Rover ones. I was able to have the dealer help me out and install one for under $4K. Pricey but drove it over to an Acura dealership and never saw it again.
Range Rover would do nothing for me. 2 months out of extendend warrenty from Range Rover and only 11,000 miles since it was certified by Land Rover when I purchased it used.
I was about to trade it in for a Rover Supercharged Sport when it happened and since the manufacturer still did not care when the dealer verified that I had one on order, they still did not care.
They are crap...Do yourself a favor, run as fast as you can away. I know its a painful cost, but make your life better and get rid of it. Its worth any loss. I can tell you that first hand.
#148 of 175 Re: Freelander Transmission Problems [needanewcar7]
Aug 30, 2009 (9:43 am)
I just spend $9,000 trying to have this piece of s..... in working condition so I can get rid of. If you can get it working again tow it to the nearest dealer and trade it in. you will be better without it. Dealer knows very well of the issues with this vehicles and will just laugh at you after you walk away.
Here are the things that failed on my:
Water Pump, Gas Pump, Coolant container crack, stop lights fail, gas tank lid broke in pieces, Passenger Window motor fail, Windshield wipers fail, Transmission Fail, Engine blow out.
BEST ADVISE: BUY TOYOTA OR HONDA THEY WILL LAST LONGER AND WITH LEST PROBLEMS
#149 of 175 2002 FREELANDER
Oct 23, 2009 (7:57 pm)
THE ORIGINAL TRANSMISSION GAVE OUT AFTER 11 MONTHS AND LESS THAN 5000 MILES. I HAD TO PAY APPROXIMATELY $2000 TO GET IT TO A DEALER WHO THEN REPLACE THE TRANSMISSION. THIS WAS IN 2004, NOW THAT TRANSMISSION IS ON THE BLINK. I HAVE HAD TO REPLACE ALL THE DOOR LOCKING MECHANISMS AT LEAST ONCE. THIS CAR IS JUNK. SOMEONE NEED TO GIVE THE OWNERS SOME RELIEF. LANDROVER NORTH AMERICAN IS AS HELPFUL AS A BANDAID TO A BROKEN KNEE. CAN SOMEONE PROVIDE SOME DIRECTION ON RELIEF. I CAN'TEVEN GIVE THE CAR AWAY.
#150 of 175 Install a KIA engine, no really...
Oct 24, 2009 (8:56 am)
Did some research on the V6 used in the Freelander:
Seems Kia built a modified version of Freelander V6 and installed it in their vans. I wonder if one could install one of these instead of the Land Rover version (saw that the KV6 derived KIA engine was used in Australia, even though perhaps the US KIA engine would still fit). Perhaps the transmission would work as well? Even if there isn't no connection for the rear wheels, you'd at least have front wheel drive. (a 2wd reliable Freelander is better than a dead on).
I also wonder if a Honda V6 would fit, Rover has used Honda Engines in their cars, and some Rovers were basically English built Hondas.
The KV6 replaced a Honda V6 in the Rover 800
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rover_800 Read the middle part of "1996 minor facelift"
As with any car out of warranty, the best way to own one is to be able to do some or most, if not all, of your own work. The major stuff can be left with an independent shop that will not charge an am and a leg and one you can trust. OTOH, the Freelander isn't that old of a car and it's reasonable to expect it to not to have inherent engine problems or transmission failures.
The Freelander problems I've read here make a good argument for buying or leasing a new vehicle and getting rid of it before the warranty runs out.
#151 of 175 2002 Landrover Nightmare!!!!!!!
Nov 17, 2009 (6:13 pm)
Hello I am also the owner of a 2002 nightmare landrover freelander I bought just 3 months ago with 53,000 miles and its now in a shop with transmission issues along with a heating issue at UNDER 60,000 miles! I just sent a complaint off to the Better Business Bureau and also a call in to Howard Gutman an attorney representing those with Landrover issues but I do not want to just stop here alone I want to make Land Rover accountable for the garbage they have been selling to innocent unaware people out there! I am attempting to get some numbers and records on these vehicle issues and looking for as much support as I can get to make this knowledge as public as it can get!
#152 of 175 BEWARE and RUN/freelander....freeloader
Nov 19, 2009 (7:26 pm)
My gorgeous 2004 Landrover with less tha 35,000 kilometers DIED!!! It looked as beautiful as the day I purchased it new. The engine died...a common problem
Its a CRIME that it wasn't recalled . REALLY How many people with the same results can have the same bad luck.HMM
BEWARE they will offer you a so called great deal to buy the new LR2,do your own calculations its no great deal . For somemore insight I fell for it sadly, then after not even 2,000 km the engine warning light was on,and of coarse the dealer had never heard of this happening before... I quickly sold it got my money back. The noise driving with the windows down in the LR2 is LOUD.
I will NEVER buy another landrover! The disgusting thing is that these are still being sold on car lots to people.
#153 of 175 Freelander nightmare!
Nov 19, 2009 (8:30 pm)
I just have one question? Why has this nightmare and the treatment we're all receiving not made public knowledge to warn other innocent people out there? I have contacted the BBB and an attorney and plan to do whatever it takes to bring this to the publics attention!
#154 of 175 Re: Freelander nightmare! [mindy2010]
Nov 20, 2009 (12:04 am)
Maybe everyone should print off these fourms and drop them off to our local newspapers and television stations.
The amount of money the have and continue to steal from people is a crime.
#155 of 175 Re: Freelander Transmission flashing F-4 [gac62]
Jan 05, 2010 (10:26 pm)
I have a 2001 GE Freelander V6 auto that has a very hash transmission shift between 1st & 2nd gears changing up and also changing down 2nd to 1st. The change from 2nd to 3rd is fine and 3rd to 4th is slightly hash.
Reading your message I believe the issue could be faulty soleniods in the transmission, but which ones??
I am 500 miles from the nearest dealer, however if I could find out what parts I need to fix the problem I could replace them myself possibly.