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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,480 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Land Rover Freelander engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Land Rover Freelander Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 012011


  • 65,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Land Rover Freelander. The contact stated that coolant leaked into the engine, causing the engine to fail. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who inspected the vehicle and stated that the engine needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 65,000.

- Volo, IL, USA

problem #4

Jun 212009


  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Land Rover Freelander. The contact stated that when he was driving at low speeds and attempted to accelerate, there was a hesitation. The failure became more consistent whenever he drove the vehicle. The vehicle had not been inspected or repaired. Prior to the failure, the head gasket continued to lose antifreeze. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated that the engine needed to be replaced. A local mechanic put a sealant to stop the leakage. The oil pump was also replaced in 2005 under warranty because it was leaking. The contact called the manufacturer and filed a complaint. The current mileage was approximately 50,500. The failure mileage was approximately 35,000.

- Schenectady, NY, USA

problem #3

Mar 102011


  • 52,400 miles
Vehicle over heated. Loss of coolant. Coolant in oil. Dealer diagnosis: Head gasket failure.

- S Yarmouth, MA, USA

problem #2

Nov 302009


  • 55,000 miles
Head gasket failure 55,000 miles blown engine. In repair over 23 X's landrover acknowledged engine was loosing anti freeze, but couldn't find where. Caused my son to throw up everytime he was driven in the car. Caused severe headaches in all who drove for an extended period of time. This is a very expensive repair needs a new engine. A very common problem. Why hasn't this been recalled yet?? this is very distressing to have a car four yrs and a blown engine. Very sad and disturbing to a family during a recession!!! car engines shouldn't fail at 55,000 and can't be driven because they make a family sick!

- Lindenhurst, NY, USA

problem #1

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

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