hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,855 miles

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2003 Land Rover Freelander exhaust system problems

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2003 Land Rover Freelander Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 172009


  • 97,000 miles


I am having problem with the entire engine system. I spent $1000 repairing the timing belt, yet the timing belt persist with engine failure. Mass airflow meter keep blowing up, I am bought 3 at $325 so far. I have spent another $2000 to get the engine fixed still no solutions. Highlight keeps coming on every time I press the brake light. The car won't speed up check engine lights come on, SRS light is on everything in this car is bad as a result make it real unsafe. Please people try to do something for the people that drive this and hopefully get it off the market.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #3

May 102009


  • 55,000 miles
1. the head gasket fails allowing coolant to leak into the crank case, which at highway speeds the motor locks up., which can cause a serious accident 2. when the failure occurs the motor is destroyed, and there are thousands of people with these vehicles with defective motors and Land Rover refuses to do anything if out of warranty. But they are aware of the problem because the new Freelander has a completely different motor design which shows that they were aware of this defect. We need your assistance im making this safety issue a national recall. 3. Land Rover totally refuses to do anything, they say take it to a Land Rover dealership, but it will be all at your expense.

- Canton, OH, USA

problem #2

Dec 282005


  • 47,415 miles
Car stalled in busy intersection. Speed limit 45. No, power, no brakes, wouldn't start. The check engine light came on. Timing cover, cam gear came apart & damaged the heads and pistons. Sublet oil cooler for clean & rod replaced motor.

- Holladay, UT, USA

problem #1

Apr 182005

Freelander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6 miles
I have had the same problems with my Freelander since the day they delviered it. The check engine, the service engine soon and the coolant/overheating warning. I have also had problems with brakes.

- North Hollywood, CA, USA

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