The thermostat housing can leak causing a low coolant condition and you may also notice a sweet burning smell.
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Land Rover Freelander Problems
A hydraulic valve lifter "tick" type noise may be noted at high engine speed. This commonly caused by lack of oil to the lifters. Our technicians recommend following the recommended oil service intervals to help prevent this problem.
If the window motor for the rear cargo door fails, the rear door may not unlatch.
Broken doors inside the intake manifold, that vary the length of the manifold, can cause an abnormal engine noise.
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.
Land Rover Freelander Recalls (Recent)
Summary: 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.Learn more »
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The child saftey lock on the left side rear door may become disengaged. This could lead to the door being opened while the vehicle is in motion, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will replace the left hand rear latch assembly to correct this concern. The Land Rover recall number is B163.
Summary: CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 201, "OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN INTERIOR IMPACT." DURING TESTING, THE FREE MOTION HEAD FORM REGISTERED A MEASUREMENT MARGINALLY ABOVE THE PERMITTED 1000 HEAD IMPACT CRITERIA. AT THE LEFT AND RIGHT HAND A-PILLAR TRIM AREA.Learn more »
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On 4 vehicles, a problem with the subframe mounting nuts and bolts may lead to cracking or deforming of the subframe. Problems with the subframe can result in vehicle instability, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the subframe as necessary to correct this concern. The Land Rover recall number is B175.
Summary: 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.Learn more »
Land Rover Freelander Questions and Answers
average labor cost in my zip code to replace cooling fan assembly?
collant leaking into the passenger compartment. and windows fogging up
MY CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON, AND THE TRUCK SHUT OFF ON THE HIGH WAY AN I COULDNT GET IT STARTED FOR 20 MINUTES WHAT COULD BE WRONG?THE LIGHT CAME ON WHEN I GOT IT AN THE DEALER SAID OXYGEN JUST G...
my car wont start seems to not getting fuel because it will start on starting fluid. i cannot locate the fuel filter could it be this or the pump or what?
Land Rover Freelander Reviews
I have only had the car for a few weeks and bought it as is, knowing that the check engine light was an issue. The tailights and and most parts just plug in and are fairly simple for a female to repair. My problem is not really with the car but with Land Rover, Dallas - TX. I have taken the car to two State Inspection places where the vehicle was diagnosed and both indicated that Code PO171 (System Too Lean Bank 1)and PO174 (System Too Lean Bank 2)are related to the O2 Sensor and a Vacume Hose.
The first shop inspected the vehicle and said it was a good buy, even with the check engine light, so I bought it. The second shop, changed my oil and lower brake light assembly and inspected the check engine light. In each case, the car was on its way to recovery with only the check engine light as an issue. I then took it to Land Rover Dallas as I wanted a professional opinion from the manufacturers of the vehicle and had their 5 points diagnostics performed - the report stated everything on the vehicle was good even the brake light(s). But on a different report, then indicated the check engine light was related to an intake manifold where the valve was not shutting properly. Their price was approximately $2500.00 to repair the vehicle.
When I had Land Rover go back and check on the upper brake light to ensure it was working, Land Rover broke the functioning brake light assemblies and caused a blinker light malfunction by not putting the bulbs in properly. And then attempted to get me to buy new parts and service for the items they broke.
What happens when Land Rover takes apart my original functional vehicle and it falls apart because it did not need new motors, or other parts that belong to the intake manifold? Will Land Rover tell me I need a Mass Air Flow Sensor and an O2 Sensor then?
Is there a Land Rover mechanic in Dallas, TX that actually knows how to fix the vehicle and can be trusted to not lie about the fix to sell the most expensive parts?
coolant dries up but no signs of leak on the driveway.
I agree that this car is problem after problem and service at Land Rover is not to helpful.It is do it or go with them, They will not work with you except to trade it in for a bigger headache. It is a cute car but very costly to keep. I wish I would of never gotten it.
Pros: The Freelander is solid, quiet gets fairly good gas mileage, and is pleasurable to drive.
Cons: Sucks money from wallet. In its first year with me the fuel pump failed ($750) Window regulator ($330) Light Switch ($220) also Rear window, Radio, Door locks (awaiting repair. Also AC is fairly weak and loud, and the front brakes wear out quickly. Required maintenance is going to cost $300 to $2000 in any given year. Nov 2009 -- Cylinder Sleeve slipped -- >$5000 to fix KBB value ~$3200 what a piece of junk (parts car for sale)