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Land Rover Freelander, Car Safety, Auto Repair, Car Warranties, SUV
Dec 15, 2007 (12:29 am)
This land rovers / Freelander needs constant maintance to keep running.I have 2002 with v6 2.5 138,752 miles . 1500 mile oil change 15w50 syn there 25. WLMrT. Trans Fluid every 25k miles . air filter every 10k and Maf cleaning with maf spray. The oil filters are expensive 15.+ . The Problem with these SUV is desing flaws. 1. thermostat (they installed it out side the block.)2. Campositioning sensor old compony that use to manufacture went BNKR.New ford design now made in germany .When you go to get it service check that you get a old tech.These SUV are like a fine machine(Ferr,Lmbo) there cooling system very sensitive. 1 bubble and it will over heat . they installed a purge valve located close to fire wall. you have to unscrew to refill colant if not new engine.Trans are not seal service then 402 oil only!!!!this oil is special mineral not at Autzn.Dealer only. Always allow to warm up 1min and cool down 30sec . Its a french trans and german/english eng MG have the same exact Engine but none in thee us any question post.thnk you
#130 of 295 Re: How many of you have a problem with the Freelander? [audiodude]
Dec 27, 2007 (1:55 pm)
I have a 2003 Freelander and have 70,000 miles. I have had countless coolant leaks, and my truck lives at the dealership. I would be very interested in a class lawsuit. I have contacted the headquarters in NJ and I'm sure you already know they do nothing but advise you to get rid of the truck.
If anyone has had any luck with getting problems and concerns resolved I would love to hear about it. Also if anyone knows of a class action lawsuit or of any forming I am extremely interested.
#131 of 295 Re: freelander transmission [wildrover]
Dec 27, 2007 (3:05 pm)
Yes, I'm in! I still have my freelander and you should see the file of invoices that I have on my 2003 freelander. The only solution to the problems that I'm having from the corporate office and the dealership is to get another vehicle.
I have never owned a vehicle with so many problems. I'm basically in a situation where I can not afford to get another vehicle at this time.
Please let me know if you know of any class action suits. I did receive a payment after 1 year because of all of the problems that I had. I qualified because of the lemon law. I don't know if I would be exempt from any further action against Landrover at this point. I had no idea that I would still be having the same problems now as I did then.
#132 of 295 Re: My Freelander has ruined me. [trburton]
Dec 27, 2007 (3:15 pm)
I can not believe they did that! You have a point about their "buddie" system. I can't believe there has not been a class action suit.
With all of the almost exact same complaints with regards to customer service, the response from the corporate office I'm really surprised nothing has been done about it.
I too am a victim. Sorry to hear of your problems.
#133 of 295 Re: How many of you have a problem with the Freelander? [ellieguns]
Dec 27, 2007 (3:19 pm)
Please count me in. I live in Maryland. Please let me know how I can contact you. You should see the file I have on my 2003 Freelander. Something has to be done. I purchased the extended warranty but once it's up I will be in trouble. I also think it could be a conflict of interest with the finance company and the dealership. Not sure but when it come to situations such a this, they basically stick together.
Please let me know. I am very interested in participating in a class action suit.
#134 of 295 Problems With Gas Lines
Dec 27, 2007 (4:50 pm)
I haven't read of anyone having problems with their gas lines. I had to add to the mess that we are already in but as an owner of a 2003 Freelander I too have had all of the problems if not more that everyone else has had. This summer and fall my gas line completely came apart, the truck stopped, I smell the strong odor of gas and there is was underneath my truck.
This happened twice within a period of 3 months. If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it. Oh, and my truck is again at it's home at the dealership because of the one of many yearly coolant leaks. The hose had to be replaced again it was just there two weeks prior. Now I'm told they had to order a manifold. An insert was ordered and I guess installed in July of this year.
I purchased the extended warranty because I'm not in a situation to purchase a new vehicle at this time. It's a running joke with my neighbors because they see me in a loaner more than my own truck. Oh and the motor in the rear window has to be replaced also. I was informed that they had to reset the system and the window went down and would not go up. Because I was rear-ended I was told that I would need to get the damage fixed first to prevent two deductible.
I informed them that they need to install it because when I brought it in the window went up and down.
Has anyone had this problem?
#135 of 295 Re: The Price Of Vanity [lakedoreboy]
Jan 08, 2008 (11:30 pm)
You apparantly know about this car. I have a 2003 Freelander. maybe you can tell me what i should try considering I cannot afford to take it to the dealer and no shops around my house know how to work on this thing. I have 70,000 miles on my car. Until now the only real problems I have had is the brakes seem to go out every year to year and a half plus I had the fuel filter replaced $500. But now .... it started loosing antifreeze we didnt know where it was going it just seemed to disappear. On occasion I would smell it but there was never a puddle so I thought it was burning it. Then one night i was entering the freeway and it didnt want to go over 30rpm so i pulled over, the car was shaking. I sat there for awhile I turned the car off and back on a couple times. It stopped shaking and drove fine. We thought it was bad gas it did it several times over the next few days I drove all the gas out put dry gas, gas treatment and then refilled it with the highest grade gas. Sometimes it still seemed it didnt have as much power. One night (about 4 weeks ago) I came home from work backed the car into the garage and it has never started again. At first it acted as if it wanted to start but now it just makes a loud screeching noise. My boyfriend says it appears that maybe the antifreeze has been going into the oil. I have found a shop that says it may be a blown head gasket $2000. I dont want to take it there and find out the motor is blown and then I owe more money I dont have. Do you have any idea what this may be?
#136 of 295 message above
Jan 09, 2008 (12:09 am)
i just reread my message above i meant to say the car would not go above 30mph. lol 2 a.m. im tired need to go to bed. I live in Michigan my closest LR dealership is an hour away.
#137 of 295 Re: message above [alesha1]
Jan 09, 2008 (4:52 pm)
I had a 2003 freelander same problem, but at 45k. I had a bmw guy change the fluids coolant and oil and than I traded the car. LR denied my bumper to bumper warranty. The car sat for 1 month while I fought with LR . Its a good time to trade you will find a deal. I do feel your pain
#138 of 295 Re: Heater smells [nikky7]
Jan 11, 2008 (9:58 am)
Wondering if you ever resolved your heater toxic odor issue. I have an X-Type Jag with the same problem and haven't had any success correcting the issue.