hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,130 miles

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2005 Land Rover LR3 Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 192007

LR3 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles


Please make formal note that the 2005 Land Rover lr-3 I purchased new in 2005 (VIN # below) from the dealer at Land Rover North scottsdale has an endemic and systematic door lock safety fault problem. Since my purchase of my lr-3 I have had to replace the passenger door [2 times], rear passenger door, rear driver door, and now the driver door lock has failed. These doors fail to lock when engaged. They click as if locking, but are open if handle is pulled with minimal force from inside or out. This has proven a safety issue when passengers are inside and assume the doors are locked, or when a child is inside and the driver assumes child locks, and or locks are engaged and they actually are not causing a risk of fall or death from the vehicle. Further, we became aware of the final of 4 door lock failures when an uninvited panhandler pulled the "locked" driver door open. Luckily no incident or injuries were occurred. None the less this is a major issue when all 4 doors fail. I have a friend with a 2008 lr-3 and the same has happened to 2 of his doors. This has been a major, major expense to repair these locks yet Land Rover has failed to acknowledge that a problem ever existed. Statistically speaking 4 out of 4 doors is a 100% failure rate. Please investigate this major safety issue immediately, and check for any deaths or harm that may have occurred due to land rovers failure to acknowledge their faulty lock system in these vehicles. I have records showing all the replacements and would be happy to testify and provide documentation. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #2

Nov 082010


  • 61,000 miles
I just bought a 2005 Land Rover LR3 SE. Two days later after a rain, the passenger's side floor was wet. The next day the remote keyless entry stopped working. After looking online, I found that this is a common problem with the keyless entry due to a problem with the sunroof drains pouring water into the floor and causing corrosion of the wiring.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #1

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

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