Written on: 25/04/2014 by loGauthier249 (1 review written)
Freelander 2001 V6 Owned from new never used off road and always serviced.Purchased because of favourable reviews at the time. Gearbox failed and 'replaced" under warranty.Warning lights eg Hill decent periodically came on from new as did other warning lights.Frequently going in to have thse cleared by LandRover by attaching some computer. Rear window failed and fixed by LandRover who neglected to cable tie the wiring out of the way to allow clearance for lowering of window - now Heater element of the Rear window does not work. Coolant level required topping up almost daily. Landrover and other mechancics kept renewing water hoses at great cost. Finally head gasket went and due to alloy block AND alloy heads you need to do all not just the heads. Problem common due the design in that liners (steel) in alloy that eventually leak gases onto Head gaskets - deteriorate then blow. Just a pathetic design that is not worth rebuilding as it will just happen again.Gearbox design is also apalling with one of multiple solonoids sure to go. Ignition barrell broke and car spent 3 months at LandRover service as follow up with UK supplier was hopeless. The car looks good as do most landrovers when parked and regrettably as a British car tragic I will never purchase another LandRover of any model again. You are continually nervous about about driving it even from new. Should have sold within the first 12 months of ownership however did not want to let it beat me as I thought everything is fixable however this model has serious design flaws.
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