pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,000 miles

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problem #2

Feb 222007


  • miles
Our 2002 landrover was purchased used and the mileage started at 3,500. It was a show room car. When the mileage reached mid 40,000 miles the check engine light came on. We heard strange noises coming from engine, and the car had trouble accelerating. We brought it to the dealer, and made it so that the check engine light went away. However, the car still did not accelerate well, making it difficult to drive on freeway. After a while, the light came on again. We brought the car to dealer again, and once more they worked on it, but the results were similar. When we passed the 50,000 mileage mark the car started to fall apart rapidly. The transmission went out, the rear door didn't open from outside, the sun roof broke, and the starter also broke. This all happened very fast. When we went to dealer, they said we were no longer covered under the warranty, even though we bought the car at 3,500 miles to start with. So we thought that we would be covered until 53,500. Therefore, we had to pay for all the repairs ourselves, and the transmission alone cost us $5000 to repair. We are worried that the car will continue to break down the longer we have it and we don't know what to do.

- Princeton, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jul 162002

Freelander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
The 2002 Freelander S I own has very poor brakes. At 12000 miles or so I took the vehicle in for some other problems and was told the brakes had to be replaced. I want to note that Land Rover compensated me for the cost of the brake pads because there were other front end problems. Today I took my Freelander in and the dealership gave me an identical 2003 Freelander. The brakes were somewhat better and the Freelander had 11000 miles. I am hoping the dealership can fix this problem. I also have had several instances where the car lurched forward on its own. I thought it was my driving until I saw other entries on this site. One other item is that my 2002 Freelander A/C blower is very loud. I noticed that the 2003 Freelander I am driving today the blower is somewhat normal. The speakers in my and two other landrover Freelanders are vibrating due to the lack on insulation in the door frames.

- Van Nuys, CA, USA