hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,749 miles

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2003 Land Rover Freelander engine problems

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2003 Land Rover Freelander Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #7

Oct 152007

Freelander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles


(1) engine coolant level diminishing; coolant bottle replaced several times heater core also replaced (2) engine now needs to be replaced (3) Land Rover denies accountability and states they will provide engine with labor cost being extended to me!

- Tuckerton, NJ, USA

problem #6

Feb 242007

Freelander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,100 miles
Vehicle's engine had head gasket failure as so many have. This resulted in anti-freeze leaking into the oil. Subsequently, the lower bearings failed and the engine needs to be replaced. Land Rover refused to honor the warranty which was still in effect. They claimed a lack of proper maintenance even though we had all the proper service records. This will cost $6700 to repair. Land Rover even addresses this issue in a memo to their dealers. The internal memo is # 0036. A lawsuit will be filed. It may be a class action as there are so many complaints for the same thing posted on the web.

- Cary, IL, USA

problem #5

Sep 212006

Freelander 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle's engine cam bolt backed out causing the motor to blow. The service dealer determined the engine needed to be replaced. The contact expressed this was a vehicle defect and was looking for a recall. Updated 10/17/2006 - the consumer experienced the second failure at 29000 miles, the third failure at 37000. A fourth failure at 49000. The final failure occurred at 64000 and the consumer was advised by Land Rover that the engine was blown and that a remanufactured on could be installed.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #4

Feb 022006


  • 58,869 miles


2003 Land Rover Freelander would not accelerate and lost power. Vehicle wouldn't start. Upon inspection mechanic determined the bolt that holds the upper cam started to back out. The engine blew at 56869 miles. The dealer recommended that the consumer replace the entire engine. The vehicle was out of warranty therefore the consumer was going to be responsible for the repairs.

- Boonton, NJ, USA

problem #3

Jun 292006

Freelander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
My daughter was driving 65 mph when her vehicle lost all power and she pulled onto the shoulder. The vehicle was towed to an authorized service center where they found that the head gasket had failed. Before this the vehicle was operating normally with only routine maintenance.

- Ridgeland, MS, USA

problem #2

Jun 152003

Freelander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2003 Land Rover Freelander 1. defective engine 2.defective electrical system 3.defective sunroof. 4.defective marker light 5.defective brake system

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #1

Nov 242004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 200 miles
On 4 separate occasions vehicle stalled while driving. Only on the first occasion the engine check light came on. Dealership replaced the battery, and a part in the engine. However, problem still exists.

- Canada, 00, USA

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