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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Antilock Problems

5.4

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,975 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 Land Rover Freelander brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Land Rover Freelander Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 162004

Freelander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,800 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My wife took her free lander into the landrover dealer for normal maintenance and oil change, and was told at the time that her brakes had to be replaced, including the rotors, pads, etc. The service manager at the dealership also advised her that this would happen every 24,000 miles and that's the way the Freelanders are. So basically, we are expected to spend over $400 every year for a repair that shouldn't be necessary. She was also told at the time that the rotors were so thin that they were incapable of being resurfaced. Resurfacing is normal for almost all cars. Needless to say, this was not disclosed to us at the time of purchase, as we would have bought a more reliable vehicle had we known. If we had gone on past experiance, we would have not worried about the brakes until later down the road, as with most vehicles. This could have been disasterous. We found ourselves wondering what good "optimal performance on ice and snow" does when the substandard brakes don't last as long as on a Nissan or other similarly weighted vehicle. We wrote the manufacturer, but received no response. We were hoping another Agency could at least warn possible future buyers.

- Woodland Park, CO, USA

problem #1

Dec 032004

Freelander

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,150 miles
Consumer was driving at 50 mph, went to tap on the brakes, and vehicle would not stop. Vehicle accelerated and began to surge. Consumer put the vehicle in park and shut it off. Consumer had the vehicle towed to the dealer.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

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