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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Cooling System Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,987 miles

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2005 Land Rover Freelander cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2005 Land Rover Freelander Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 212011


  • 48,500 miles


Check engine light comes on, defective thermostat, cracked engine hoses, cracked manifold, coolant leaking into engine due to slipped sleeve - this causes car to randomly go from driving fine to not being able to accelerate. Additionally, wipers go on when they are not turned on, window controls do not work.

- Morris Plains, NJ, USA

problem #2

Aug 162009


  • 60,000 miles
In mid July 2009, temperature gauge on 2005 Land Rover Freelander began acting erratically. Brought it to dealer in san antonio, tx. Was told this is a common problem on Freelanders, never mentioning what "happens next." They replaced the gauge and a "leaking" hose. At a cost of $700. Three weeks later the same problem occurred. (temperature gauge began acting erratically.) drove directly to the dealer. Problem was diagnosed as massive overheating, and the head gasket "slipped" all coolant and fluid drained into the engine. The engine was destroyed and unrepairable. Need to replace engine at a cost of $10,000+. was told this is a common problem with Freelanders at the 50,000-60,000 mile mark. I was at 60,000 miles just 10,000 miles and 2 months past warranty.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #1

Apr 182006

Freelander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,460 miles
I bought 2005 landrover Freelander January 27th, 2006 with 3770 mileage and about a week later, car was overheated and steam came out from the engine. Dealer service center said cooling fan was not working, so they changed it, and everything will be ok, but yesterday midnight, car got overheated again current mileage is only 5400. I got stuck on the freeway with steamy engine. Service center said they will fix it, but I can not feel secured to drive that car. I complained that and try to get refund since it has been only 3 months, but they said they can give me 5000 lower price than the purchase price. What can I do" I cannot get a full refund"

- Henderson, NV, USA

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