definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,561 miles

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2005 Land Rover LR3 steering problems

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2005 Land Rover LR3 Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 092016


  • 70,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Land Rover LR3. The contact stated that while driving at any speed, the brakes would independently activate. In addition, the steering wheel seized, the vehicle shook violently, and the rotor was bright red. The contact merged the vehicle to the shoulder of the road. The vehicle shut off and restarted. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was informed that the failure was electrical related. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated that the failure occurred multiple times. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- New Ring Gold, PA, USA

problem #4

Aug 162011


  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Land Rover LR3. The contact stated that the vehicle was included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number:08V248000(steering column). The contact stated that the air bag warning light was illuminated. The prior recall repair was for the air bags. The manufacturer was contacted and advised that they were not willing to cover the repair a second time, since the vehicle was already repaired under the recall. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 68,000 and the current mileage was 73,000.

- Bristol, TN, USA

problem #3

Oct 092008


  • 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 #2

Jan 102008

LR3 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Land Rover LR3. While driving less than 60 mph, the vehicle veered to the right. The dealer made the necessary repairs, but the failure occurred three additional times. The vehicle was returned to the dealer and a four wheel alignment was performed. After the fourth failure, the contact became suspicious that the repairs would only provide a temporary remedy indefinitely. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 26,000 and current mileage was 44,000. Updated 10/16/08 updated 10/17/08.

- Irvine, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 252005


  • 3,441 miles
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

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