hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
93,400 miles

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problem #1

Jun 222013

Freelander 6-cyl

  • 93,400 miles
We were traveling about 35 mph when we had to make a sudden and hard stop as a car almost pulled out in front of us. The right front tire moved back about three inches and was rubbing against the tire well. The brakes were making a horrendous noise. We had to be towed to a repair shop. The right front control arm that supports the tire was corroded and rusted out to the point it collapsed and bent. We were lucky we weren't in a serious accident. If we had been traveling at highway speed I don't know what would have happened. It cost $426 to be repaired. The repair shop gave me the defective part so I could contact Land Rover as they said this never should have happened. I contacted Land Rover and emailed them pictures of the part. They said they couldn't investigate further without having the car shipped to the united kingdom. Can you believe that! I have the part and would be happy to send it to the NHTSA. I am sure there are other Freelanders out there being driven with this same problem and they are serious accidents just waiting to happen.

- Old Saybrook, CT, USA