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Land Rover Freelander, Car Safety, Auto Repair, Car Warranties, SUV
Jan 31, 2007 (1:30 pm)
My 2003 freelander just went in the shop yesterday for overheating. I haven't had a call back from my dealer yet, but after reading everyones' post, I called land rover. They were generally unhelpfull and rude, with an end result of p**** me off. I think land rover needs to respond to what is happening with this car. (and isn't it odd that the new LR2 will be based off a volvo platform)
#49 of 295 Re: How many of you have a problem with the Freelander? [thewolfes]
Feb 01, 2007 (9:13 pm)
I have a 2003 Freelander which as been nothing but a headache. The Landroverr corporation has the poorest customer service I have ever experienced. The following is just a portion of one of the many letters I have had to send :
"As for the business at hand, I feel that all your service department did was a half hearted attempt to mask the problems with my vehicle. First of all, I have driven the vehicle that your company serviced only 247 miles and I have already had to put in a half gallon of anti freeze. In addition, when the heater in the vehicle is turned on, there is a strong smell of anti freeze inside the vehicle and a film has developed on the inside of the windows. A mechanic with minimum training should know that this is a serious problem, but yet your "certified" mechanics were unable, or more likely unwilling to address this problem. As for your corporations attempt to claim that the vehicle was not cared for properly the following factors apply: "
The problem is still not fixed and now they are claiming a loose clamp on one of the hoses leading into the thermostat. We plan to get rid of this lemon as soon as possible, but I hate ripping off someone as Landrover has done me.
#50 of 295 Heater smells
Feb 05, 2007 (1:06 pm)
We have a 2003 Honda Civic. We have owned it since it was new. This winter when you turn on the heater there is a burning toxic odor. The odor makes you so sick we can't drive the car any long distances. We have had it back to the dealer for repair 3 times and they can't find the problem. Anyone have this problem with any make or model of car? And is there any solutions to fix the problem?
#51 of 295 Re: How many of you have a problem with the Freelander? [thewolfes]
Feb 15, 2007 (4:04 pm)
I guess i am just starting. I have an 03 Land Rover Freelander SE3. Unfortunately the lease I guess I am just starting. I have an 03 Land Rover Freelander SE3. Unfortunately the lease was up and my wife loved the car so we bought it. That is when the troubles began. It was towed in 12/9/06 for a burst hose. I have complained each time it has been in of "hot smelling." The only time that complaint is listed is a service on 6/04. I guess they finally found that one. I went in to pick up the car after replacing cooling hoses, Thermostat, coolant expansion tank and something done to the top end of the motor (not listed on the R.O.). When the car started it had a loud knocking sound. Back in the shop again.
I finally got the car back with a rebuilt motor under warranty 1/12/07. I Had it towed back in 2 hours later with coolant dripping out. I picked it up Friday only to return it again Saturday with coolant still leaking. It doesn't leak coolant anymore. However the new motor feels like a 4 cylinder rather than a 6. It makes a gurgling sound when starting out and feels like it is about to stall at a low idle. The response from Land Rover N.J. was basically that the tech says that it is performing as it should. I have driven this car for three years and know how it feels.
#52 of 295 Re: Freelander. To much problems. [zducer]
Feb 16, 2007 (1:28 pm)
Please look at our other freelander site. Mine is in the shop again today. This is 4 times in 2 months.....a total of 32 visits in two years...unreal.....
We are really getting our class action in order. Please pass this on. Email me at landrover_lawsuithotmail.com
I will be meeting with a lawyer soon and we will all be joining in to get what is owed to us.
I was planning on getting rid of my car this weekend, but due to the spewing oil this morning....that's out....
#53 of 295 Re: How many of you have a problem with the Freelander? [jameswingle]
Feb 16, 2007 (1:33 pm)
They have sent me on my way after installing a strut backward...a faulty steering rack (twice) . Now after about 32 visits my car is in today for the 4th time in 2 months. I had a full transmission replaced....then my bushees failed and caused my car to go into limp mode....but then they blamed the throttle the second time...both times I was on the highway during rush hour traffic and nearly got killed. We are organizing a class action...this is for real. Please email me at landrover_lawsuithotmail.com
We will be doing our best to put together a petition once I solidify counsel. Thank you for passing this on, if you can, and/or participating...we need all the help we can get to hold them responsible for this vehicle.
#54 of 295 Re: How many of you have a problem with the Freelander? [dsjeffrey]
Feb 22, 2007 (4:46 am)
Hi - I had complaints about a burning rubber smell within months of taken my brand new 2002 home. I mentioned it a every service and they said they couldn't daignosis - it was proabably nothing. I am sure it was soemthing as I have nothing but a headache since and recently had to replace the engine. Please get in touch with landrover_lawsuithotmail.com if you haven't already.
#55 of 295 sick of the bullshit with LR
Feb 23, 2007 (7:42 pm)
Own a 2003 freelander G4 edition 4500thosand miles was told I need a new engine LR declined my warrenty trying to say I did not have the right maitaince was bull. thet really jerk you around when you are a girl. my husband is talking with them they want 6,600.00 for a new engine there is a cooling system falt. said the oil was like a milk shake the car was just in for ticking sounds in november they did the last oil change at hoffman estates LR I am ready to rent a lemon suit and stand out side with a sign wont honor warrenty do you think there arrest a cops wife? next step lawsuit
#56 of 295 whoa, does anyone out there have a good Freelander except me?
Feb 27, 2007 (6:34 am)
I just turned 82K and my freelander is going great - however, the messages above freak me abit - are there any more satisfied freelander customers out there?
On the other hand, I would not buy one of these used unless I was going to work on it myself, which I would not attempt.
I wonder what 'click & clack' think of these trucks?
I have been lucky I guess, the 'command shift' is great, the freelander handles great in the snow and off road, and it still looks almost like new, as long as you don't look at the salad-oil dressing and burger king stains on the back seat from my teenagers. (I ahve the front seats covered with waterproof seatcovers).
#57 of 295 Re: sick of the bullshit with LR [ellieguns]
Feb 27, 2007 (6:36 am)
hey ellieguns - I would look at legal options also - don't let them push you around