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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,799 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Land Rover LR3 body / paint problems

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2005 Land Rover LR3 Owner Comments

problem #5

Apr 152009


  • 45,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Land Rover LR3. The contact stated that the dashboard was cracked over the air bag area. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure was confirmed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 45,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Porter Ranch, CA, USA

problem #4

Aug 242013

LR3 8-cyl

  • 90,355 miles
This vehicle has had numerous problems from excessive tire wear to cruise control not shutting off when depressing the control button on the steering wheel. Now there is a excessive water leak that has caused electrical problems such as parking brake malfunction, windshield washer to fail, numerous warning lights coming on. This all causes me to not use the vehicle, until it dries out, for fear that the leak from the sunroof will cause electrical failure while driving. Also the wiring is probably becoming very corroded and could short out causing the vehicle to catch fire. During the warranty period of this vehicle it was extremely difficult to get Land Rover North America to acknowledge any of these problems other than they were unique to this vehicle.

- Anthem, AZ, USA

problem #3

Oct 032008


  • 35,000 miles
Just as experienced by others, my 2005 Land Rover LR3 experienced water build up into the driver's side of the vehicle (approx 3 in. Deep of water both in driver and rear passenger area after heavy rain). According to the dealership, water dripped along the frame on which the windshield is mounted after a heavy rain and flooded the inside. This was apparently due to clogged drainage tubes. A few days later, the parking brake failed to operate and the warning light for the system came on. The parking brake was never repaired / is still not operable. Although the dealership said the tubes were fixed, this flooding occurrence has happened 4 more times. No recommendations were given to avoid future occurrences, or guarantees given that additional systems affected by water damage (including ones vital to supporting the vehicle in motion) will not fail.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #2

Jun 212010


  • 63,391 miles
A 2005 Land Rover LR3 experienced water intrusion into the driver's side area. Water dripped along the frame on which the windshield is mounted after several days of heavy rain. A few days later, the vehicle's remote lock/unlock system failed to operate. Inspection of the vehicle by Land Rover service personnel revealed clogged "drain tubes" leading from the sunroof along the driver and passenger side front frames, which subsequently allowed water to enter the vehicle through an undertermined entry point. Electrical wiring for the remote control system was rendered inoperable. Other cabling and interior carpeting were also water-damaged. Land Rover service personnel replaced existing drain tubes with larger diameter ones. The faulty remote system was repaired. Other systems whose cabling was exposed to liquid were not traced out or replaced. No recommendations were given to avoid future occurrences, or guarantees given that additional systems affected by water damage (including ones vital to supporting the vehicle in motion) will not fail.

- Oak Park, IL, USA

problem #1

Dec 082008


  • 247 miles
I have a 2005 LR3 landrover that is perpetually out of alignment because of the structural design of the car. This defect causes my tires to wear excessively fast and have caused me to have completely bald tires on the inner halves of all four tires. Once the dealership replaced the tires because they were in such bad shape. This December another set of tires was badly worn and the dealership realigned the car making it more unsafe to drive. This problem can visually be seen by looking at the car. The car wears through tires approximately every 15,000 miles. My dealership acknowledges the problem, but will not fix the car. There is great potential for injury due to the car never staying in alignment and the excessive wear of the tires.

- Kingston, MA, USA

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