LAND ROVER FREELANDER ENGINE DEFECT


The Freelander has experienced serious problems with its engine, with numerous failures.  Owners may be entitled to compensation for vehicle problems.   We provide a free consultation with cases handled on contingency.    Continuing loss of coolant may be the first sign of a problem. 

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Date Complaint Filed:
02/04/2013
Component(s): ENGINE , LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES , STRUCTURE , VISIBILITY
Date of Incident: 01/14/2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10496278
Manufacturer: LAND ROVER
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): Not Available
SUMMARY:
I HAVE A LAND ROVER FREE LANDER 2004 I BOUGHT IT WITH 30,000 MILES ON IT, IT RAN FINE FOR A WHILE THEN THE CHILD SAFETY LOCKS MAL- FUNCTIONED. THE PEOPLE WHO SAT IN THE BACK SEAT COULD NOT GET OUT I HAD TO OPEN THE REAR DOORS FROM THE OUTSIDE.THE SUN ROOF STOP WORKING AS DID THE REAR WINDOWS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE TRUCK. I TRIED TO START IT THREE WEEKS AGO NO LUCK IT WAS TOWED TO THE DEALERSHIP THEY TOLD ME I NEEDED TWO SENSORS $800 THEN THEY TESTED THE ENGINE THE LEFT SIDE NO LONGER WORKED $5800 TO REPAIR THE TRUCK THAT NOW HAS 87,000 MILES. I THOUGHT THESE TRUCKS WERE BUILT TO LAST.I LOVED THE SAFETY OF THESE TRUCKS BUT WHAT GOOD IS SAFETY IT THEY DO NOT LAST ?!?!? *TR
Date Complaint Filed: 01/01/2013
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , ENGINE , POWER TRAIN
Date of Incident: 12/29/2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10490668
Manufacturer: LAND ROVER
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): SALNE222X4A...
SUMMARY:
VEHICLE HAD ENGINE FAILURE AND TRANSMISSION LOCKED UP DURING ACCELERATION. AFTER A DIAGNOSES IT WAS THE RESULT OF A DEFECTIVE THERMOSTAT HOUSING THAT RELEASED THE COOLANT ONTO THE TOP OF THE ENGINE. AT THE CURRENT TIME THE AUTOMOBILE HAS HAD 39 DIFFERENT PROBLEMS DIAGNOSED SINCE THE PURCHASE DATE IN 2004. *TR
Date Complaint Filed: 06/06/2012
Component(s): ENGINE
Date of Incident: 04/30/2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10460762
Manufacturer: LAND ROVER
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): SALNE22274A...
SUMMARY:
MY SON TURNED 16 ON MARCH 18, 2012. WE WANTED AN SUV THAT WOULD BE SAFE TO DRIVE. WE WANTED A CAR WITH LOWER MILEAGE. WE FOUND A 2004 LAND ROVER FREELANDER AT A LOCAL DEALER WITH ONLY 56,000 MILES. CAR WAS IN AWESOME SHAPE INSIDE AND OUT. NEW TIRES, ETC. PAID $9,500. A FEW DAYS LATER TOOK THE CAR TO MY LOCAL LAND ROVER DEALER IN PORTLAND OREGON TO HAVE THE CAR LOOKED OVER. YOU KNOW THE NORMAL OIL CHANGE, OR WHATEVER ELSE THEY DO ON A CAR AT 55K MILES. AFTER THEY LOOKED IT OVER THEY TOLD ME THE COILS NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. AND ALSO THE PLUGS. I SAID SURE WHATEVER. $1,200 LATER I HAD MY SON'S CAR BACK. A FEW WEEKS LATER IT HAD A ODOR TO IT, AND IT WAS HAVING PROBLEMS GOING UP HILLS AND THE ENGINE WAS MAKING STRANGE SOUNDS. A DAY LATER IT STALLED. HAD IT TOWED TO LAND ROVER DEALER IN PORTLAND OREGON AND THEY TOLD ME IT APPEARS THAT IS WAS OUT OF COOLANT. THEY THOUGHT AT FIRST IT MUST BE A FAULTY THERMOSTAT OR POSSIBLY THE WATER PUMP. NOPE. THEY CAME BACK WITH THERE IS COOLANT MIXING IN WITH THE ENGINE OIL. THAT IT WOULD ANOTHER $1,200 TO $1,500 JUST TO FIND OUT WHAT THE PROBLEM ACTUALLY IS. TOLD ME IF IT WAS HEAD GASKETS OR SOMETHING IN THE BLOCK, IT WOULD COST AT LEAST $5,000 OR MORE TO REPAIR. THE LAND ROVER DEALERSHIP OFFERED TO REPLACE THE BLOWN HOSES AND THEY TOLD THEY COULD GET IT WORKING AGAIN BUT IT WAS NOT GOING TO RUN FOR VERY MUCH LONGER. I CHECKED WITH OTHER LAND ROVER SERVICE COMPANIES AND THEY ALL REFUSED TO EVEN LOOK AT THE FREELANDER AS THEY KNEW IT WAS NOT GOING TO TURN OUT WELL. I FINALLY FOUND A MECHANIC IN PORTLAND OREGON WHO AGREED TO TAKE IT APART AND FIX IT. THEY TOLD ME NO MORE THAN $3,500. WHAT WAS I SUPPOSE TO DO, WE PAID $9,500 AND SELLING IT FOR SCRAP SEEM LIKE A BAD IDEA. SO AS OF TODAY, JUNE 6TH I AM STILL WAITING FOR THE REPAIRS AT A LOCAL SHOP ON OUR 2004 LAND ROVER FREELANDER WITH ONLY 57K TO BE COMPLETED. *TR
Date Complaint Filed: 04/09/2012
Component(s): ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING , POWER TRAIN
Date of Incident: 06/04/2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10454571
Manufacturer: LAND ROVER
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): SALNY22234A...
SUMMARY:
I BOUGHT THIS VEHICLE IN APRIL 2010 AND HAVE HAD NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS EVER SINCE. IT HAD 79,600 MILES ON IT WHEN I BOUGHT IT AND WAS TOLD BY THE DEALER THAT IT HAD JUST RECENTLY HAD A TRANSMISSION REPLACED. THEY DIDN'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO OPEN THE HOOD - PASSENGER SIDE. 2 MONTHS LATER AND IT DIES ON ME GOING DOWN THE STREET. I PULL OVER AND ANTIFREEZE IS RUNNING EVERYWHERE. THE THERMOSTAT HOUSING HAD SEPARATED IN TWO AND CAUSED THE CAR TO OVERHEAT. I CALLED THE CLOSEST LAND ROVER DEALER AND HE QUOTED ME $800 TO FIX IT. I SEARCHED ON THE INTERNET AND FOUND THE PARTS TO FIX IT FOR $80. I REPLACED THE THERMOSTAT AND HOUSING (1 PIECE) AND GOT IT RUNNING AGAIN. SINCE THEN, THE SUNROOF HAS QUIT, BOTH REAR WINDOWS HAVE QUIT AND THE REAR SLIDING WINDOW WON'T OPEN BY KEY. THE DRIVER SIDE WINDSHIELD DEFROSTER WILL NOT WORK (ONLY THE PASSENGER SIDE) AND I HAVE NEVER HAD AN OWNERS MANUAL. THE DRIVERS SIDE DOOR WILL NOT UNLOCK WITH THE KEYLESS ENTRY EITHER. NOW I GET TO THE ENGINE - IT STARTED RUNNING REAL ROUGH AND LOST ALOT OF POWER. I HAD A LOCAL MECHANIC RUN CODES ON IT AND THIS IS WHAT HE FOUND: P0303 - #3 CYLINDER MISFIRE; P1319 - MISFIRE EMISSION RELEVANT; P1471, 1472 - VIS MOTORS EVAP PURGE VALVE FLOW BLOCKED; P1475 - LEAK DETECTION PUMP LEAKAGE DIAGNOSTIC PUMP REED SWITCH DID NOT CLOSE; P 1775 - GEARBOX FAULT TRANSMISSION SYSTEM MIL FAULT. I ASKED HIS OPINION AND HE TOLD ME IT WAS PROBABLY NOT WORTH FIXING. HE DIDN'T EVEN KNOW WHAT ALL OF THIS MEANT. HE WAS JUST GOING TO START TEARING IT DOWN AND SEE WHAT HE COULD FIX. I CAN'T AFFORD THAT. I LIVE PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK AND I REALLY THOUGHT THAT LAND ROVER HAD A GOOD NAME AND REPUTATION. I EMAILED AND CALLED THEM AND HAVE HAD NO LUCK TO THIS POINT. EVERYTHING I HAVE SEEN ON THIS MODEL PROVES THAT IT IS A VEHICLE THAT SHOULD BE PUT TO REST. I AM LOOKING FOR ANY HELP I CAN GET. *TR

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