The second generation Freelander from British auto manufacturer Land Rover is a compact crossover sport utility vehicle designed to combine the off-road fun of four-wheel-drive with the comfort of a luxury SUV. The Freelander is definitely enjoyable to driver and very comfortably seats four adults with a minimal amount of extra baggage. Land Rover has taken special care to ensure they have built a dependable, stylish vehicle, but the Freelander 2 has some known issues.
Leaking Sunroof: Over time, the sunroof has been known to leak around the front edge. This may be due to worn seals or blocked drains.
Intermittent Loss of Power: Some Freelander owners experience a loss of power when trying to accelerate or the vehicle may plateau when it reaches a certain rpm.
Window Problems: The window regulators can also cause fits for Land Rover owners. A malfunctioning regulator will cause the window to work intermittently or become stuck halfway up or down.
Power Steering Whine: The power steering pump may suddenly produce a whining noise that grows worse when turning the wheel. This is usually the first symptom associated with a power steering pump failing.
Throttle Body Failure: Similar to the intermittent loss of power mentioned above, sometimes the Freelander will experience a total loss of power that will make it impossible to drive over five mph, no matter how much gas the driver gives the engine.
If you are experiencing any of the above problems with your second generation Freelander, visit your local Land Rover mechanics immediately. They will be happy to examine your vehicle and recommend a course of action, all at a fraction of what you would pay at a Land Rover dealer.
Search for a local, independent Land Rover repair shop with Land Rover mechanics that have dealer-level expertise at a fraction of the expense.