Last post on Nov 16, 2012 at 8:27 AM
You are in the Land Rover
What is this discussion about?
Land Rover Freelander, Car Safety, Auto Repair, Car Warranties, SUV
#294 of 295 how do i find previous maintenance records and lawsuit question
Nov 05, 2012 (1:51 am)
Hi just bought a 03 freelander yesterday and REALLY wish i would have found this link first as i would not have done it. All the professional reviews seemed to rate the car very well, even here on Edumunds, and that is WHY i bought it - dont understand that contrast. But its my problem now. Anyone know how i can find previous maintenance records to see if any of this repair work has been done? Car seems to run great and not overheat or lose anti-freeze right now - but check engine light came on on my drive home. Is there anything i can do in way of preventative maintenace right now to delay what seems like it will be the inevitable? Car seems to have numerous electrical problems too- moon roof, vanity lights, map lights, clock, and cruise control not working - have any suggestions for a do it yourself fix? Also seem to have the 3 amigos problem - any suggestions on that also? The vehicle has 82K on it now and Blue Book Private party is between 7200-7400 - how can it have such a high blue book when its known to have so many serious problems? Any comments or suggestions will be sincerely appreciated!
#295 of 295 nice on the outside, pure garbage where it counts
Nov 16, 2012 (8:27 am)
I bought a 2003 freelander(96,000 miles) like a year ago as a gift to my wife and since I bought we have not been able to drive it for two days straight!
It's been on the shop for all this time,
First was the coolant coming out the muffler cause of a head blown off,
Tried to repair it but the parts are so expensive and impossible to find, even the cylinders head bolts are impossible to find and cost more than 35 dollars each (16). The heads cost more than 2,000 each on the dealer or $700 each used. To fix the timing cost more than $900 labor, labor for the heads another $900. So in total in total I have wasted more than $5,000 for labor and parts for a vehicle that I have not driven, counting all days straight, a week!!
Now It's there cause its making a knocking sound and after it runs for ten minutes it won't start again.
I'm had it with this piece of s..., I'm not paying another cent, this is the worst vehicle ever made!!! I just want to burn it and put it to rest, but I've invested so much and need to see if o can get some of it back to try and buy her something better so she can drive my kids. I know nobody in there right mind will buy it, so I need some information about any class action suit or any legal information against these callous manufacturer( land rover).
Please I need all the help u can give on this regard!