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#115 of 145 2002Land Rover Freelander. Only drove it for a day.
Nov 13, 2011 (10:38 am)
I bought a 2002 Land Rover Freelander without doing any research on the vehicle. It has 90K miles. I drove it to work. Engine light came on. Took it to a mechanic and it had three codes. Coolant temperature sensor and the other two had something to do with the intake plenum. He said the engine is no good so it sits at his garage. The seller said it was in excellent condition and he was the only owner. Carfax showed it had three owners and a replaced head gasket and two engines. I'm not buying a engine because it's more than what I paid for the car. How can I get rid of this paperweight?
Nov 15, 2011 (1:46 pm)
I have a 2008 freelander with a noise in the rear diff
the mechanic says I need a new Diff at a cost of £1000.00
Landrover said they do not want to know as it was 5 weeks out of guarantee when they checked it
My wife passed away suddenley 3 months before and so the Landrover was the last thing on my mind at the end of the guarantee period but still they would not listen
Anyone have the same problem?
If that is thier attitude with a new customer I will NEVER buy another Landrover
#117 of 145 Re: Faulty Diff [gilmoremagee]
Dec 09, 2011 (8:10 am)
I too have reaped the rewards of purchasing a high quality, reliable 2003 Freelander. Not only is the engine in this gem blown but the electrical is also garbage. We've replaced the solenoids in the engine, a coolant leak in the engine, and now the engine is blown and the treasure is parked. The mechanic has announced it needs a new engine which is $3000 plus the labour to install it. Best part is that this is the second engine this vehicle has had. The first one went at 30,000 kms but warranty covered it.
The power sunroof is broken as well as a power window. I have experienced nothing but problems with this vehicle and cannot believe the quality that Landrover exhibits. I contacted Landrover who as asked for the receipts and quote for the engine but seem displeased that it is not at the Landrover dealership. Perhaps if they would like to pay the tow bill to tow the truck 2 hours to the dealership they can certainly have a look at this treasure and draw their own conclusions. The kind representative also told me that the warranty on the vehicle is only 4 years or 80,000 kms so apparently this disposable vehicle is guarateed to fall apart after that and Landrover then makes more money off the parts and labour to maintain them. This is the worst vehicle I have ever come across and now I seem to be stuck with this planter in the dooryard. I will never buy another Landrover and have no problem letting people know the quality and care that goes into their vehicle and their customer service standing behind their products. Terrible that there are so many other people that share this negative experience.
#119 of 145 Re: 2003 Freelander buyer beware!!! [badcarilove]
Dec 16, 2011 (3:56 pm)
Hi, I found Paul (message #85" or pjohnesq) on this site and the whole process takes only about a couple of months. This was THE most simple part about my Freelander. I contacted him through email and everything was through email. He handled everything and is an incredibly down to earth, trustworthy gentleman.The process could not have been any more straightforward and I am so happy I emailed him! I thought maybe becasue the car hasn't run in over a year, or that I purchased outside of LR dealer and repaired by my mechanic I wasn't a candidate to be compensated. Landrover setrtled and check is on the way. I can not stress how easy he made all of this. I hope it helps and believe me there is nothing sweeter than receiving a check to cover all the pain and money that LR has caused! shame on them.
#120 of 145 FREELANDER = TEARS AND CHEST PAINS!!
Dec 29, 2011 (2:40 pm)
IF I WOULDVE KNOWN WHAT A HEARTBREAKING AND TERRIBLY EXPENSIVE, HORRIBLE PURCHASE MY FREELANDER WAS GOING TO BE....OF COURSE I WOULD HAVE PREFERRED A BIG WHEEL!!!!! THIS HAS TO BE THE WORST CAR A PERSON CAN OWN!!!! IT SITS IN MY DRIVEWAY MORE THAN I AM ABLE TO DRIVE THE DARN THING!!!!!
#121 of 145 Re: 2002Land Rover Freelander. Only drove it for a day. [kayote]
Dec 31, 2011 (2:10 pm)
I took the seller to small claims court and luckily he agreed to buy back the Freelander. This will be the last Land Rover I'll buy.
#122 of 145 Re: 2002Land Rover Freelander. Only drove it for a day. [kayote]
by steve_ HOST
Dec 31, 2011 (8:31 pm)
Cool beans. Did the seller agree to buy it back before you actually went before the judge?
#123 of 145 Landrover Freelander 2004 problems
Jan 09, 2012 (4:38 am)
I purchased a Freeloader 2004 in 2008 and from the gong it gave trouble.I changed the thermostat, the brake pads and rotors, the ignition coils, the roof liner AND NOW THE REAR WINDOW regulators or busted the fuel pumpis busted and the engine is vibrating like crazy. I change some of the engine mounts and the viscous coupling bearings to no avail. This vehicle is driving me crazy. Anyone with solutions please HELP
#124 of 145 Re: 2002Land Rover Freelander. Only drove it for a day. [steve_]
Jan 09, 2012 (7:23 am)
No. We went to a mediator. He didn't want to admit he was wrong about the condition of the Freelander but he agreed to refund the money.