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Land Rover Freelander, Car Safety, Auto Repair, Car Warranties, SUV
#236 of 295 2003 freelander
Jun 04, 2009 (3:45 pm)
I have had my 2003 for almost 3 years and it has been in the shop almost every 2 to 3 months. the coolant seems to be going somewhere but the dealer has never found where.
But it all came to an end the last week when the engine died. On a road trip the oil light came on so I so I stop put in oil. When I got back on the interstate the light came back on and the power was dropping. The car was towed back to Boise to the dealer. Metal was found in the oil. They said it would need a new engine. That would cost around $8500. Yikes. I checked with another shop and they could do a rebuild engine for $6500.
So now the Freelander is for sale for parts.
This was my second Land Rover. I should have learned from the first one
#237 of 295 Re: Snapped Cam Shaft [winezealott]
Jun 04, 2009 (5:47 pm)
How long did it take for LR to pay up? Did you repair the Freelander? Although my wife has a minivan as another vehicle for the family, she works in another city therefore I desperately my vehicle. I contacted the lemon law attorneys & they are going to investigate LR NA's handing of this.ridiculously ugly situation. The lawyer I spokew to said the litigation will take time so he recommended I repair the vehicle.In hindsight, I thought I made a sound $32,000 investment but now I feel like Bernie Madoff is still operating his Ponzw scheme in the form of LR, I'm SOL!
#238 of 295 Re: UGGH [winezealott]
Jun 26, 2009 (9:45 am)
Thanks for posting your experience because the same exact thing is happening to me. Ever since I bought that lemon I've been living a nightmare. I've contact the attorney that handled your case and im waiting to speak to their attorneys about my experience and to see if i have a case. thanks again for your posting, it gave me hope.
#239 of 295 Re: UGGH [loulost16g]
Jul 18, 2009 (5:31 am)
Any luck with contacting my attorney? I really keeping my fingers crossed for you. I know you posted this a while ago but I've been traveling and have been meaning to ask.
Jul 21, 2009 (7:44 am)
I don't know if this was directed toward me but no, I have not contacted the attorney...I don't have time to fight the big bad Land Rover. I tell everyone that I meet about my experience and I will continue to buy Hondas from here on out. "What comes around, goes around".
Jul 23, 2009 (2:55 pm)
I live in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. I bought a ’04 Freelander in ’06 with 26 thousand miles on it and a 75,000 mile warranty. I did research before I bought the truck and came across very little in negative reviews and a line that sold me “Land Rovers have been made since the 50’s. Almost 75% of all the Land Rovers ever made are still on the road, other countries use them as military vehicles!”
In February of ’09 I had a check engine light come on, and it cost me over a thousand to fix (New air intake). The truck was still under warranty but they told me the warranty doesn't cover normal wear and tear? 3 weeks later a different air intake failed, another grand. A month after that (and just after the warrany expired)the locks froze and it cost me almost 2 grand to get that fixed. In May, the truck started to overheat and I took it to an independant Land Rover mechanic (I had enough of the dealer). He told me I had to replace the timing belt, almost 3 grand! July 21st my truck wouldn’t start, I then had it towed to the dealer who told me it was the timing belt. I called the Rover Mechanic who just fixed that and he agreed to pick it up and bring it to his shop to look at. He called us today to say the cam shaft was broken and the engine probably needs to be replaced and even then he wouldn’t guarantee the truck was fit to drive. The cost $12,076.00! We owe 10,000.00 it’s blue book value is 5,645.00-in working condition! It has 86 or 87 thousand miles on it.
#242 of 295 Re: HELP! [seventhson74]
Jul 23, 2009 (3:13 pm)
Unfortuately it seems that us Freelander owners don't find this site until it's too late... I bought mine brand new in '04 and was lucky enough to unload it this past April before any major problems started happening... it was just starting to have over heating issues and knew it was the beginning of the end thanks to this site!!
I loved the FL but couldn't risk having the engine die on me. I too owed $10k on it and took quite the loss to trade it in.
I wish you the best of luck with yours. Remember that the engines for the Freelanders aren't made anymore and if you do decide to put one in, it will be a rebuilt one which is probably why your mechanic wouldn't guarantee it.