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#1 of 149 Freelander problems are infinite
Jul 02, 2007 (8:45 am)
I have a 2003 Land Rover FREELANDER with currently 38,000 miles. I has been a total nightmare. Besides broken coolant reservoir, (3)changes of brake pads and discs, window water leaks, headlining damaged from manufacturing, sunroof motor and sliding replaced, jet washer defective, computer reconfigured, AC heater assy replaced and cooling system bled due to coolant leakeage on heater, front speaker replaced, codes P1472, p2070 intake chamber replaced, bad brake rotors replaced, fuel pump replaced, defective ignition coil #4 replaced and adjusted gaps in plugs, tail light replaced, ignition coil #2 codes p0302,p1392, replaced defective brake pedal switch code 1221, c1222, another tail light replaced, a Tech Bulletin 80/01/03 NAS were they modified the drivers lower heater duct and housing assy, faulty Plenum Chamber with VIS motors replaced, faulty brake booster switch - removed and replaced brake vaccum switch, deglazed and adjustment of rear brakes, glass door regulator assy replaced, tweeter grille replaced, lamp assy replaced due to humidity leak, deformed spacer of the power steering line -pressure hose R&R spacer of the high pressure hose power steering bleeding to system performed all due to power steering leakage, due to excesive coolant consumption they foud a leak in the R&R housing thermostat and hose R&R intake manifold gasket both sides AND my vehicle is in the shop as we speak and has been in there since june 25, 2007 for what it seems is the alternator. MY WARRANTY EXPIRES JULY 4, 2007.
#2 of 149 Re: Freelander problems are infinite [cuellargm]
Jul 02, 2007 (8:54 am)
trade for LR2 - love my new 2
#3 of 149 2002 Landrover nightmare!!!
Jul 24, 2007 (5:44 am)
I have a 2002 Landrover Freelander that I bought used almost 1 year ago so of course the warranty has expired. It just quit while I was driving it and left me and my 1yr old grandaughter on the side of the road. So now it is in the shop and they called to tell me that the idle pully broke which in turn hit the timing belt that jumped time and bent all the valves and broke the water pump also. All to the tune of $4,500 - $5,000. Now what do I do?? I can't afford to have it fixed but I still owe $11,000 on the car. What sucks even more I have to make my payment today on a car that I can't drive..... I am sooo frusturated!!!!!!!!!!
#4 of 149 Re: Freelander problems are infinite [08lr3]
Jul 24, 2007 (7:39 am)
I wish you luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#5 of 149 Re: 2002 Landrover nightmare!!! [ooomamel]
Aug 09, 2007 (9:01 pm)
Hi I was wondering what came about with this issue. My husband and I have a 2002 Freelander, and what a mess. We have had the car for only 3 months and at 53k mile the tranny went out! Spent 5k to get it fixed and now two weeks later its back in the shop! We will obviously still owe money on the car, and I probably will have to make payments on a car I can't drive either. Have you had some ray of light in this? Any advise will help!!!
#6 of 149 2002 Freelander Severe Nightmare!!!
Sep 19, 2007 (4:42 pm)
Does anyoneknow about the class action lawsuit going on here in California or Lawyer involved? I need help. Our car died on wedding day. They have replaced the speed starter and the original kick back problem with transmission is still there. Wee have to travel 500 miles pay 3000 dollars to pick up a broken car! Thank you...Missy
#8 of 149 Please list your Freelander Yr, Model, & Miles
Jan 11, 2008 (8:53 pm)
I'm new to the Freelander forum but so far I've the info here very helpful, but it would be EVEN MORE helpful if the folks who post would include the following with their posts...
Freelander year, model (HSE, SE, SE3), and mileage.
Also, doeas nayone know if the 05 SE3's are any better than earlier models?
2005 Freelander SE3
#9 of 149 2002 Land Rover Nightmare Again!
Jan 24, 2008 (1:47 pm)
Nothing but mechanical, and electrical issues with this make and model. Lost trans last year for no reason at about 78K (Back on the road $3,000.00 later) . Have consistently smelled antifreeze for the past two years with the dealership never acknowledging a problem existed. Now we are told the head gasket may have a leak or it may need a new engine. So either it will cost $2500.00 for head gasket replacement or $6,100.00 for a new engine. Not to mention the dealership wants to charge over $650.00 just to diagnose which way they have to go. Land Rover NA claims car is too far beyond warranty every time you call, despite the severity of the issues and the dealerships don't want to take the hit so the consumer gets bent over if they purchase this "Premium" SUV entry vehicle. Stay away from this company unless you have the $$$$ to spend for the elite versions or you just like to spend money repairing your "premium" vehicle.
#10 of 149 Re: 2002 Land Rover Nightmare Again! [martman99]
Jan 24, 2008 (11:19 pm)
it will cost $2500.00 for head gasket replacement ...
$200 would be a high price for the replacement and I'm wondering why they would be charging over $2300 for labor. Did they specifically mention whether the head is warped? Fixing that would add considerably to the cost.
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