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Land Rover LR3



  • tincup47tincup47 Posts: 1,508
    Actually the only replaceable components in the fuel tank are the Fuel Pump and the front and rear fuel level sensors. The carrier is not removable nor are any other parts. The only access hole is approximately 5" wide or just wide enough to remove the pump. I have actually seen a cutaway of this tank assy. and the carrier is quite a large impressive part.
  • Do you know what VIN range this fuel tank mix-up involved?
  • Transmission slip when accelerating briskly after stopping (eg at a stop sign)


    Yes - and then it catches suddenly with a big thud. Bit annoying but yes, this has been reportted repeatedly, and indeed I experience it a few times a week.


    You can 'baby' it so it does not happen, of course. But indeed a bit annoying. Perhaps this was not noticed because the UK has no stop signs, just roundabouts.
  • gw123gw123 Posts: 64
    My wife has experienced this while driving the LR3. I actually have the same problem on my Lexus LS430. When I complained to the Lexus dealer, they stated that the car/computer is "searching" for the right gear and there could be a momentary lapse. It seems to be a problem with both 6 speed vehicles we own. I'd like to see a fix for it in either/both vehicles, but I'm not holding my breath on this one.
  • mrstacymrstacy Posts: 34
    Regarding notepad:


    1) engage voice button

    2) Say "Notepad Record"

    3) engage voice button


    To listen


    1) engage voice button

    2) Say "Notepad Play"


    The voice option menu is great. There are so many commands that they should include a cheat sheet to attach to the dashboard.
  • grommetgrommet Posts: 445
    RE: factory PTI/Bluetooth availability


    It's still scheduled for "Spring availability", so the odds are it should appear in the ordering system in various markets fairly soon. Ask your dealer if they can configure an LR3 with one in the next cycle.
  • jackmacjackmac Posts: 26
    Grommet - dealer stated that factory PTI won't be available until the 2006 model year. Not sure if this was just a sales tactic to have me place the order now, knowing I wouldn't wait until next fall. Have a follow-up email into LRNA and awaiting response. Will post once an update is received.
  • doctrixdoctrix Posts: 30


    I too just noticed that light... it is not really bright enough for direct use... I wonder if it is used somehow by the rear view mirror in adjusting for bright lights coming from behind?
  • eelpouteelpout Posts: 32
    LR introduced the "waterfall lighting" in the 2003 Range Rover and carried it over to the LR3. it gives a nice enhanced glow to the center console at night.
  • btnbtn Posts: 35
    Dropped off my LR3 this am to get it checked out due to the stalling. At 11.30 the service manager called me from the road where he was test driving my vehicle to ask about the circumstances this happened in. If it's a simple test to see if it has the right fuel pump why would he need to test the vehicle? When I dropped it off it seemed that they weren't aware that this is an issue. The service advisor checked his computer for recalls and issues and came up with nothing. Should people on a message board really be more up to date with Land Rover issues then Land Rover themselves?
  • At night when travelling on dark roads/highways I shut off the GPS screen. It is easier to see and much easier on the eyes. This is when the "waterfall" light really comes into play and I think very useful.
  • i got a cable at compusa...single prong both ends end into the auxillary jack one end into the headphone opening on the great...the cable cost $5-$6 bucks.


    Also have had my lr3 for 4500 major driving it.
  • trm2trm2 Posts: 42
    I drove my LR3 from the Jersey shore to Buffalo, NY on Monday afternoon/evening. Toward the end of the 450 mile trip, there were terrible snow squalls (between Syracuse and Buffalo). Even Western Ny'ers slowed to a crawl; and cars were sliding all over the place.


    Yet--for the first time under this type of conditions in my driving life--I felt that I had complete traction at all times. I drove carefully--because stopping in icy conditions is tricky in any car--but managed to maintain a fairly good rate of speed. The SNOW mode is truly amazing. Not only did I feel safe and able to maneuver, but I was riding in perfect comfort; and emerged unrumpled at the conclusion of the trip.


    The only negative part of the trip was that the fuel economy was 16.2 mpg (avg rate of speed 59.0 mph). I think the problem was the, except for the hour of storms, I had the LR3 in cruise control. The stormy hour actually raised the fuel economy from the sub-16 mpg of the cruise control part of the trip. On a previous long-range trip, I did not use cruise control and got 18.8 mpg.
  • btnbtn Posts: 35
    "problem was the, except for the hour of storms, I had the LR3 in cruise control. The stormy hour actually raised the fuel economy from the sub-16 mpg of the cruise control part of the trip. On a previous long-range trip, I did not use cruise control and got 18.8 mpg. "


    Other people on here seem to think that cruise control helps with mpg. I've been getting 15.5 mpg, for mostly highway driving. But I've got a heavy foot, perhaps because I've been driving BMW's for the last 6 years...
  • btnbtn Posts: 35
    Update is they think my stalling was an electrical problem. I asked if they checked the fuel pump and I didn't get a straight answer. Probably because the service manager doesn't know...He claims they're waiting for a call back/direction from Land Rover technical hotline.
  • Can you provide the SKU number and the product name? Thanks.
  • webbuzzwebbuzz Posts: 36
    I was told the same last week...PTI will be an 06 item.


    It's not a sales tactic, my situation is a little different. Yes, I have a Silver/Black HSE and I have another on order. The one on order is a replacement. Yes a replacement. I asked my dealer to "buy the vehicle back" due to some very noticeable paint flaws.


    But, I can assure everyone that the dealer has been more than accommodating. They have surpassed all my expectations regarding this issue. Just as the LR3 has. Thankfully, I have not encountered any mechanical problems within 1500 miles. If I had this would have been my chance to bail and purchase something else.
  • webbuzzwebbuzz Posts: 36
    Wal-Mart has a Belkin cable for ~$5. You can find them at most retailers in their electronics departments near the MP3 players.
  • jackmacjackmac Posts: 26
    Webbuzz, thanks for the info. Factory PTI does appear to be available now in some of the European markets. Waiting on confirmation from LRNA Customer Relations regarding US, then will go forward with HSE order and take delivery in about 8-9 weeks.
  • tincup47tincup47 Posts: 1,508
    As I have stated before, there could be a number of reasons for stalling. Land Rover wants the retailers to contact the technical helpline to go over the symptoms and decide the diagnostic tests that need to be run. I'm sure if the symptoms warrant checking the fuel pump pressure then the retailer will be told to do so.

     The information I have presented on this board was from what I have heard in converstions, and is meant to give the people on this board confidence that Land Rover is working hard for solutions on this issue. I am not a technician and not privy to details like VIN ranges and all of the diagnostic steps. I am certainly not trying to second guess what our retailers or our technical service personnel feel is the proper way to diagnose or repair a vehicle.

     I have stated before that I am not here in any official capacity and my posts are not in any way to be construed as a corporate response. I am just an enthusiast for our products and want to help our customers to enjoy their vehicles.
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