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4.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,516 miles

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2005 Land Rover LR3 wheels / hubs problems

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2005 Land Rover LR3 Owner Comments

problem #11

May 122009

LR3

  • 26,057 miles

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

Reference 2005 landrover LR3: I continue to experience excessive, abnormal wear on my tires. I've spent hundreds of dollars, but landrover continues to deny that there is a defect in the vehicle. I'm concerned about the potential safety issues that could arise. Can you help me?

- Annapolis, MD, USA

problem #10

Oct 092008

LR3

  • 25,363 miles
I purchased my 2005 Land Rover LR3 certified pre-owned with just 17.999 miles on it. Just 7 short months later with an additional 8,000 miles on it, totaling approximately 25,300 miles, the tires (which were supposedly brand new at time of purchase) were completely bald, and the steering column went out on it.

- Dearborn , MI, USA

problem #9

Jun 172008

LR3 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Land Rover LR3. After placing 8,000 miles on the vehicle, the inside of the tires have become worn to the cord. The Goodyear tires have been replaced by the dealer on three different occasions. Each time the tires were replaced, they were replaced with the same Goodyear tires. The current mileage was 39,000. Updated 07/15/08. The dealer informed the consumer the suspension was designed incorrectly on the vehicle. Particularly the control arm and bushings. The dealer has tried to correct the problem with different alignment procedures, but with no success. Updated 07/15/08.

- Mequon, WI, USA

problem #8

Feb 022008

LR3 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles

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

I purchased my LR3 with brand new tires. The vehicle had 33K. I am now at 50 and have experienced wear and vibration for some time. The dealer stated they had never seen inside tire wear like mine before. Since reading the blogs apparently this is a big problem. There is currently a class action law suit on this. I love my car but am not willing to drive it while unsafe. Land Rover should correct this issue as well as preserve their reputation.

- Decatur, GA, USA

problem #7

Oct 112007

LR3 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,718 miles
The tires are wearing excessively. The problem was corrected at 18,000 miles service interval with an alignment and reappeared at 30,000 service. The dealer suggest changing the tires more often. They can not explain the cause.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

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problem #6

Aug 022007

LR3 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,300 miles
The manufacturer's recommended tires (Goodyear Wrangler all weather M+S 255/55vr19) on landrover LR3 models are wearing prematurely by cupping and underlayment showing through on inside of tire tread where unevenly worn. Mine did this at 25K miles, but I was lucky - after researching through various blogs I've found many needed all tires replaced even under 14K miles. This is a huge safety issue and I am currently working with my dealer to resolve my situation, but it should be made general knowledge to consumers - especially if it can prevent future accidents on the highways. Please note that there are currently class action suits in Michigan and California on this same issue. Unsure if issue is just with LR3 models, or all of landrover vehicles.

- Randolph, NM, USA

problem #5

Sep 252005

LR3

  • 3,441 miles

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

2005 Land Rover LR3 with broken wiper blades and suspension problem** 07/19/07 dup letter send in** the consumer stated he purchased the vehicle new on Sept 1, 2005 upon possessing the vehicle for 24 days the windshield wiper blades broke and 19 days after that the plastic molding from the driver's door fell off and not 13 days later the car was towed. The consumer was informed that there was a problem with the rear suspension/differential, the consumer also heard noise while the car was in reverse and was informed that there was damage to the rear suspension compressor. The consumer stated that the tires were worn not 11 months after he purchased the vehicle, the power windows were in operable, steering wheel is prematurely worn and a recall was issued for the vehicle pertaining to the fuel tank. The consumer stated would like a new vehicle or cancel the contract to obtain a refund for the vehicle. Updated 07/24/07

- Ponce, PR, USA

problem #4

Apr 082007

LR3 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,780 miles
Suspension drops and raises while driving. Lights and alarms on dash. Unable to drive car safely. Took car to dealership and "front height sensors" replaced. Car at dealership for 8 days. Picked up car and drove for 2 weeks and noticed difficulty driving car, and a "tin can sound" under car. Looked under car and found extreme inside wear on tires - especially rear tires where steel tread exposed. Took car to a tire repair/replacement establishment and informed that "cambrs" were "out" and car very unsafe to drive. Tires replaced with new tires. Dealership did not inform customer of "extreme" inside wear on rear tires. This defect should have been repaired while the car was at the dealership for 8 days. Family drove on steep mountain roads while these tires were worn and outcome could have been deadly.

- Monrovia, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 032006

LR3 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
All four tires had to be replaced because of excessive wearing and cupping on the inside of the tires. All four tires were worn to the wear bars, with less than 16,000 miles on the vehicle. If this was not personally noticed, a failure of a tire could have lead to a roll over of the vehicle. The tires were replaced by the dealer with myself paying for them, and to pay for a wheel alignment. The wheels are always in a negative camber, by design, which causes the tires to wear on the inside. I have heard of others having this problem, while in for service I looked at other vehicles in for service, and they all had tire wear on the inside. Please investigate this before some soccer mom rolls over and children are injured.

- Dearborn, MI, USA

problem #2

Aug 312006

(reported on)

LR3

  • 12,000 miles
2005 Land Rover 3 tires have excessive wear, strong gasoline smell after filling up the vehicle, and fluid leaking from under vehicle. Mechanic determined there is no leak and vehicle was not included in the recall.

- Unkown, DC, USA

problem #1

May 172006

LR3 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,020 miles
: the contact stated there were no warning indicators of a problem, but upon inspection, the tread on both rear tires was severely worn. There was not any vibration felt or bulging noted from the tires. The tires only had less than 15,000 miles at the time of the incident. The tires did not go flat, but the steel belts were showing, making the tires unsafe. The vehicle was aligned after installing the new tires, and the dealership informed the contact there was no indication the vehicle was out of alignment or anything that would have caused uneven wear on the tires. The tires had been properly maintained with the proper air pressure and regular rotation. The tires were Goodyear Wrangler size: 255/60R18.

- Charleston, WV, USA

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