The Freelander 2 is a compact sport utility crossover manufactured by British automaker Land Rover, one of the most highly sought after brands on the market. These vehicles appeal to a variety of consumers from young to old. They look great just cruising city streets, but can also tackle heavy terrain with ease. The Freelander 2 is an ideal choice for professionals who may want to hike, camp or just get away from it all on the weekends. Though marketed as dependable vehicles, they frequently have mechanical issues.
One of the most commonly reported problems for Freelander owners is throttle body failure. This problem presents itself very suddenly and is typically described as a total lack of power. In idle, the engine will refuse to maintain constant rpm’s. If the driver attempts to take the vehicle somewhere, the accelerator will not respond and the vehicle will not go fast than 10 mph. The ‘Engine Failsafe’ message will be illuminated on the dash.
If this happens to you, please have your vehicle towed to the nearest licensed British auto import specialist. While this particular situation may not be caused by throttle body failure, nine times out of ten it is. The repair is often covered under warranty, so be sure to ask your mechanic.
The service technicians at your nearby independent service garage have the all the right tools and experience required to make these repairs to your Freelander 2. They will thoroughly examine your LR2 and work with you to find the most economical solution to your problem.
Search for a local, independent Land Rover repair shop with Land Rover mechanics that have dealer-level expertise at a fraction of the expense.