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Freelander Transmission Problems



  • I just have one question? Why has this nightmare and the treatment we're all receiving not made public knowledge to warn other innocent people out there? I have contacted the BBB and an attorney and plan to do whatever it takes to bring this to the publics attention!
  • Maybe everyone should print off these fourms and drop them off to our local newspapers and television stations.
    The amount of money the have and continue to steal from people is a crime.
  • I have a 2001 GE Freelander V6 auto that has a very hash transmission shift between 1st & 2nd gears changing up and also changing down 2nd to 1st. The change from 2nd to 3rd is fine and 3rd to 4th is slightly hash.
    Reading your message I believe the issue could be faulty soleniods in the transmission, but which ones??
    I am 500 miles from the nearest dealer, however if I could find out what parts I need to fix the problem I could replace them myself possibly.
  • I have a 2001 GE Freelander V6 auto that has a very hash transmission shift between 1st & 2nd gears changing up and also changing down 2nd to 1st. The change from 2nd to 3rd is fine and 3rd to 4th is slightly hash.
    Reading the comments in the forum I believe the issue could be faulty soleniods in the transmission, but which ones??
    I am 500 miles from the nearest dealer, however if I could find out what parts I need to fix the problem I could replace them myself possibly.
  • mighty_momighty_mo Posts: 2
    all the posts i have read about the landrover freelander are a nightmare for me. It broke down just off the ship in Daresalaam, Tanzania while I live in Zambia. How do I get it home? it was the timing belt and after replacement, now needs compression valves replaced. my heart's sunk right to my toes.
  • I'm so relieved to find a forum about the Landrover Freelander--because we are at a loss as to what to do with ours. Our SUV has 49,000 miles, and like everyone else on this forum, the tranny is supposedly needing replacement! According to our mechanic, our options are to sell for parts ($2000) or fix the problem ($$$)--which he's not 100% sure what that's between a blown gasket or some other yet to be identified problem!
    Basically, this isn't our first rodeo with faulty Landrovers. Our Discovery II had multiple problems and luckily, we found a private mechanic who bought the repair manual and parts off of ebay (cost us $500) to fix what Landrover quoted us $11,000 to repair (seriously).
    Anyway, I guess I'm just venting b/c we've decided not to fix and just to sell for parts and take a gut wrenching loss. It makes me sick to think that all of us are having the same issues and LR does not acknowledge the problems.
    Good luck to you all!
  • nazretnazret Posts: 1
    edited September 2011
    I have owned over 20 American, Japanese and German cars at age of 36, I have always thought I was going to purchase LAND ROVER/Range Rover....Freelander. Unfortunately after reading postings on this forum, I started touching my right pocket to see if my $8000.00 cash is still there, because it doesn't sound like every single one of these posters actually bought a vehicle but robbed by the Land Rover/Range Rover........I really appreciate every single one of you for saving my money.
    SUV trucks in the worst condition than any Land Rover product are sold for a lot more expensive while used Land Rover are always under $ 8.000, no wondering they are ridiculously cheap but look good. what a joke, I don't just hate British product but also the way they do business, their idiotic thoughts about their inelegancy is really high and they never thought others are more smarter than them, in fact the world is tired of their ****** - whether it's politics, business or production. Americans should not even import nothing from England and waste our exchange, this is total rubbish. I RECOMMENT EVERY AMERICANS TO CONDEMN ANY BRITISH PRODUCT. I don't want to be cheated by these idiots who don't really understand others values.
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,940
    Land Rover is based in England but Tata Motors of India owns it. Before that Ford owned it from 2000 to 2008.

    Need help navigating? - or send a private message by clicking on my name.

  • louishnlouishn Posts: 8
    Do not spend any money on any LR product. If you want a list of what went wrong with my wife's Freelander, just ask. My son is a trader in NYC so many of his friends have bought Range Rovers - they are all unhappy. Son has 2 Infinitys. He's happy.

    Louis N
  • khuntsmankhuntsman Posts: 1
    if you take it to aamco it will cost you around 2800 to fix, i had mine replaced at 98,000 miles. the freelander is a great vehicle with way to many problems. my advice is to get out of it and into a differant car. im trying to do the same.
  • I have a 2002 freelander automatic V6 which change every time the SPEED niotho intense kickback can tell me what comes from and how to fix
  • I have a 2002 freelander automatic which change every time the SPEED i feelling intense kickback can tell me what comes from DO AND HOW corrected
  • Have the same problems now with the flashing of the F-4 and the Hill descent light coming on. It normally happens when cold and the moment the car heats up and restarted, it goes away and with a smooth drive. It never used to be like this, but i think it is going to be a big problem. I have never flashed my transmission before and now thinking if i have it flashed it will stop. Any experienced advice out there?
  • I had to replace the engine at 30,000 miles while it was under warranty. Of course, they would not pay for it. There went $6000. Said it was because not all of my oil changes were with synthetic oil. I have spent thousands, and thousands, and thousands like all the other Freelander owners. Now I am having transmission problems. I just spent $1000 to fix the drive shaft and the only reason that it was not $3000, was because I went to an independent place that sent the drive shaft out to be repaired. Who knows how many thousands this will be this week. Last month my sun roof was replaced. The whole thing. A few months ago, it was something else. Always something and never less than $1000 through the dealer. What ever happened with the lawyer in New Jersey? Is their a lawsuit out there that I can join?
  • see my message 142. Contact Howard Gutman, attorney.

    Tell him I sent you.

    Louis N
  • Well it's not experienced advice, but it's exactly what we encountered. $5000 and 2 transmissions later (at 46,000 miles) we now have a check engine light on, an apparent coolant leak, and problems starting the darn thing.
    On our way home from a long trip, we got stranded basically in the middle of nowhere after the F4 and hill descent light came on. We had to drive the last 45 min home in 2nd gear with our hazards on. We had the transmission replaced with a used one (warrantied for a year), but when the shop drove it, it was doing the same thing. They then found a rebuilt with a 3 year warranty and put that one in. Now we are encountering all these other issues. This is the worst vehicle we have EVER owned. We love it, but it's a real piece. Definitely will be looking into legal counsel. Good luck to you!!
  • Our 2002 Freelander SE just blew a gasket at 49,000 miles while driving on I 10 towards Phoenix, AZ near Palm Springs, CA ! We are under total astonishment to what happened? We Drove it from Providence RI to Berkeley, CA where at the local dealer in Walnut Creek we had our oil changed and asked them to check if anything else is needed since we will be driving back to RI which is more than 3,000 miles. We were told all is good that probably once back to RI we will have to change the brake pads and of course oil. We ended up having to tow it to the closest (45 miles) LR dealership in Rancho Mirage. There we paid 145.00 for them to tell us it would cost 10,000 to replace the engine! We ended up selling it for salvage for $500.00! Is there something we can do about this with landrover? The mechanic at Rancho Mirage secretly told me that I should check why Walnut Creek dealership didn't detect any problems? But again, maybe it is the fault of the engine and nothing could of really been detected in advance. Is it worth it to write to Landrover? Sad story...
  • louishnlouishn Posts: 8
    edited November 2012
    I have posted this before; it is time again...

    see message 142 for a good lawyer familiar with Land Rover problems.

    and no, there are no favors and no kickbacks.

    One more thing - the engine blew on my wife's Freelander. She now has a Honda CRV.

    Louis N
  • jokwochejokwoche Posts: 1
    Well i had same prob with mine, but after i took it for diagnosis and found a problem with the airflow meter, i read about this on the internet and then took out the air filter, cleaned it properly, and also cleaned the airflow meter, since then till date i had no such problem again. I am enjoying my freelander now.
  • jkinglistjkinglist Posts: 2
    Hello, I have a 2003 Freelander and my mechanic says I need to replace the solenoids. The dealer wants an insane amount of money for them as it uses 9 solenoids. I found a place online that has all nine of them for $296.99 plus shipping. Has anyone ever purchased from Cobra Transmission?

    Thanks in advanced!
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