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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Power Assist: Vacuum: Hoses, Lines/Piping, And Fittings Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,000 miles

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2002 Land Rover Freelander brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Land Rover Freelander Owner Comments

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

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