2005 Land Rover Freelander Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Land Rover Freelander

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2005 Land Rover Freelander Problems

Transmission Control Module Software Update to Correct Hard Shifting Issue

If you experience hard shifting or a delay in shifting, this may be caused by outdated transmission control module software. Updated software is available that may correct shifting issues.

Engine noise due to broken doors inside intake manifold
Broken doors inside the intake manifold, that vary the length of the manifold, can cause an abnormal engine noise.
Rattling noise from worn timing belt rollers
A rattling noise from the right side of the vehicle can be caused by worn timing belt rollers. These tend to fail and should be maintained to avoid serious engine damage.

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2005 Land Rover Freelander Questions

What causes the freelander to cycle the timing belt but not turn over the engine (2 answers)

When I attempt to start my freelander the engine doesn't turn over but i can hear the timing belts cycling and the starter as well, but after so many attempts i believe the solenoid got jammed and i have also noticed that no electricity circulating threw the spark plugs.

acclerated ticking sound (2 answers)

When I press the gas the ticking get faster

starting problems like bad solonoid (1 answer)

replaced starter because thought solonoid on starter was bad wouldnt start .turn key nothing then keep trying then would start is there another solonoid.New starter worked for 1 week now same problem

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2005 Land Rover Freelander Recalls

Recall 07V041000
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE BRAKE LIGHTS MAY REMAIN ILLUMINATED EVEN WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS NOT DEPRESSED. HILL DESCENT CONTROL (HDC), TRACTION CONTROL (TC) AND CRUISE CONTROL WARNING LIGHTS MAY ALSO BE ILLUMINATED.
Recall 05V300000
ON CERTAIN FIVE DOOR SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, IT IS POSSIBLE TO OPERATE THE INTERIOR DOOR HANDLE TO OPEN THE DOOR WHEN THE CHILD SAFETY LEVER IS IN THE "ON" POSITION.
Passenger Side Air Bag May Cause Injury Due to Manufacturing Error

Certain sport utility vehicles fail to comply to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard # 208 "Occupant Crash Protection" The deflector panel contained in the passenger side air bag module may not have been built to specification. Damage to the air bag may occur that could allow the release of a fragment of the deflector panel into the passenger compartment, resulting in injury. The Land Rover recall # is B186

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