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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling Problems

5.1

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,364 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2005 Land Rover LR3 engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Land Rover LR3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 052005

LR3

  • 38,727 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Land Rover LR3. Approximately three years ago, the engine light constantly illuminated on the instrument panel. As a result, the vehicle was constantly at the dealer being repaired. Two years ago, the contact received a recall notice regarding the fuel system. The vehicle also has other issues and the dealer installed a new compressor. The contact is still constantly having to take the vehicle to the dealer for repairs. The VIN and NHTSA campaign id number were unknown. The failure and current mileages were 38,727.

- Rio Rancho, NM, USA

problem #1

Apr 172005

LR3 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I purchased this vehicle 5 weeks ago. I have already made 2 payments on it. In those 5 weeks, I was able to drive my vehicle in satisfactory condition for about a week. While driving the vehicle in the second week, I experienced power failure and I called the dealership. I was told that I probably had "bad gas" and that if it did not conitinue to lose power, I would be all right. The problems shortly ended after about 10 miles, so I continued. That same week, I got an alert from the car's computer that told me to contact the dealership immediately. I did so and the dealership picked up the vehicle. It was returned after 3 days and I was told the only problem was that the gas cap was not put on tightly enough. The first of the next week, I was on my way out of town, and experienced the same loss of power. I drove it immediately to the dealership and after waiting an hour, was told it would take about 2 hours to fix the problem- a vaccum leak. When I did not receive the car back 2 business days later (after multiple calls to the dealership), I was told the engine had a noise and they did not know how to fix it. Now I am being told they are bringing in a specialist and hope to have it back to me in a few days-"it will take several more days, but we think it can be fixed." They have now had my vehicle for a week and half for this last problem- and do not forsee getting it back this week. I do not think that a $53,000 brand new vehicle should be experiencing these kinds of mechanical problems.

- Panam City Bch, FL, USA

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