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#43 of 149 Re: Landrover Freelander 2002 NIGHTMARE [sunnie2]
Jun 10, 2009 (8:05 am)
Dear Nightmare, it doesnot end. There is a lemon law and to make a long story short. I have been trying to get my Freelander 2002 engine fixed since December of 08'. By going thru the Better Business Bureau, Land Rover Canada, Land Rover Corporate. Global TV news, the dealership, a Lawyer from the United States Mr. Gutman and also added my name to a list that is trying to sue Land Rover if they can get 50 names hermetictiscali.co.uk It has come down to, Land Rover will not take any responsibilty for there faulty engines and I am not prepared to pay 11000.00 for a new engine that has no quarantee, that if I repair it, it will even last past the 50,000km again. The end result is the consumer is taking the financial burden. Even if we hand, our Land Rovers back to the financial institutions and ruin our credit that doesn't stop the banks from trying to sue for the remaining amount of the loan, once they sell the vehicle at Auction. I wish that the financial institutions could get together and go after Land Rover to recoupe the lost revenue because they are a much bigger player. And that might be the only way that the government would step into help. Right now I'm trying to take the negative equity of my loan of 14000.00 onto another vehicle loan. My payment will be much higher, but hopefully I will find a reliable vehicle that will last the length of the loan.
#45 of 149 Take a shot gun to my Freelander
Jun 11, 2009 (8:02 pm)
I agree with everyone here I have a 04 Landrover that I freaking purchase in 2007, I work for company that I am bless to have a company car at my disposal at all times so my Landrover has spent most of the time in my drive way parked. About a week I go to turn it on and puff a little white smoke this after 5months of sitting in my drive way during the winter months, I had the car towed to my personal mechanic of 8 years and he mentioned that he thinks the engine may need to be replace here is a Freelander that rarely saw the road and only has 54000 miles on it. I feel having conversation with the Landrover con-men will produce nothing. What other steps has anyone else has taken to be more agressive about this matter.
#46 of 149 2002 Navi/Radio Code
Jun 17, 2009 (3:19 am)
I just bought a 2002 Freelander, after one day there is a message on the CD player that says enter code number...I tried about 10 dealerships for the code, but they all said that there is no code for this this radio, that I need to take it in. Then ..the fees.
I should have read all the comments on this site before I bought that SUV.
I own this vehicle for only 3 days
#47 of 149 Re: 2002 Navi/Radio Code [rocky52]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 17, 2009 (7:26 pm)
It's a long shot but sometimes the code is on a sticker in the glove box or even on the radio itself.
#48 of 149 Re: 2004 Freelander coolant problems common? [beckyjac]
Jun 19, 2009 (7:39 am)
I just purchased a 2002 FL S. I found this site because I was looking for info on the TC control. I bought the FL from a small used car dealer (who I happened to know~maybe we won't be friends now!) When I made the deal, he told me the TC sensor had to be replaced. He sent it to someone else who put the $60.00 sensor in, anc charged the dealer $350.00 for labor. Then he tells me that it has to go to LR to have the computer flashed. I sign all the paperwork, take a check from this dealer to pick up my FL at LR....the computer "flash" was $450.00 so now were just short of $1000.0 THE DEALER paid to have this done to sell me the S. I pick up the S and 2 minutes down the road, after I now LEGALLY own the thing...it does it AGAIN!! And now; Ihave found this forum and I am thinking of having someone blow it up!
#49 of 149 Re: 2004 Freelander coolant problems common? [buddo]
Jun 19, 2009 (9:12 am)
And now; Ihave found this forum and I am thinking of having someone blow it up!
Please don't do that! We have a lot of people here who rely on this forum for advice and valuable information.
SUVs and Smart Shopper
#50 of 149 Re: 2004 Freelander coolant problems common? [buddo]
Jun 20, 2009 (2:58 am)
I wasn't talking about blowing up this site!! I should have explained that I meant having someone blow up my 02 FL S~!!!! This site is awesome...except for all the bad news; it is EXTREMELY informative~!!!!
#51 of 149 Re: Landrover Freelander 2002 NIGHTMARE [maureen18]
Jun 22, 2009 (5:37 am)
My night mare is over, my Land Rover is gone after 6 months of trying to get the engine repaired. I was able to move my negative equity into a 2008 Ford Escape, with no help from Calgary Land Rover, Land Rover Corporate or Land Rover Canada. I no longer have the headache of trying to get it fixed. I saved my credit that was the main thing. I wish all Freelander/Land Rover owners Good Luck. I will never own another Land Rover as long as I live.
#52 of 149 Another Land Rover Nightmare
Sep 03, 2009 (7:28 pm)
I am new to the forum, but I to have a LR nightmare. I own a 2004 LR Freeland that I purchased in May of 08 and the LR dealership has had in longer than I have. It started with the check engine light, we finally got that resolved and then I started having coolant leaking problems. It is at the LR dearlership as I speak and after being there for over a month. They called me today and said that I to have a head gasket leak and they could get me another engine (used of course) for $9,000.00. My sunroof doesn't work either. My LR has less than 80,000 miles on it and I think that this should be a factory defect. I did not buy the LR from a LR dealer but I believe that the dealer I bought it from knew they had problems and did not tell me about it. If someone know the name of the attorney and telephone number that is handling the class action lawsuit, please send me the information I would like to add my name to the list.
Thanks for any advise that I can get.