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Land Rover LR3 repairs by problem area

Chart based on 558 repairs.

Land Rover LR3 engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 55 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2006 Land Rover LR3 4dr SUV

300-horsepower 4.4L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range

29000 mi Check engine light. Code reader indicated code P0171, system lean bank 1. Dealer updated software in ecu. 
41000 mi One of the coolant system's hoses started to leak. The bleed valve was replaced 
16000 mi Weird sound is heard from engine/front axle area when the engine runs at 1500 rpm. 

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2006 Land Rover LR3 4dr SUV

216-horsepower 4.0L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range

29000 mi Low coolant level warning comes on but coolant level is fine. Was told it was fixed, it was not. Was also told I need brakes, tires and air filter. I'd just installed permenant air filter and brakes and tires were fine. Not happy. 

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2005 Land Rover LR3 4dr SUV

300-horsepower 4.4L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range

59000 mi

US $300
Thermostat gave error message to computer so it was replaced. 
62000 mi

US $360
Replace Ambient Air Sensor. Rewire sensor wiring on left front wheel to suspension sensor. Attributed to offroad use of vehicle and large tires. Cost includes $100 extended warranty deductible. 
93000 mi

US $600
Transmission jerky at downshift. Dealer found ECU software out of date. Transmission software ok. Low Coolant indicator on screen caused by defective sensor in coolant tank. Tank replaced. Lower cooling hose had minor leak and hose had to be replaced. 
102000 mi Ignition Switch broke...key would not turn in ignition. Parts ordered. Vehicle left at dealership. Without vehicle for estimated 10 days. 
102000 mi

US $1050
Ignition Switch and Driver Door locks replaced with new cylinders and keys 
124000 mi

US $5000
Blown Head Gaskets...required replacement of several valves & guides...replacement of radiator...bleed valve on top of engine, hoses, engine flush. 
48000 mi Car had serious hesitation after coming to a rolling stop...jerked after a slow roling stop and having someone push on the gas pedal. Needed a software update and problem was solved. 

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2005 Land Rover LR3 4dr SUV

216-horsepower 4.0L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range

18600 mi Update IDS 1.15.10 was superb for the transmission of my LR3 V6 4.0 I uploaded / installed it myself. 

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2005 Land Rover LR3 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

19000 mi Engine light on (reset to fix). 
9000 mi Software update to fix jerky acceleration. 

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Land Rover LR3 Engine Problems

307 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Land Rover LR3. 56 of these members (18.2%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 92 engine repairs to Land Rover LR3s--an average of 0.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Land Rover LR3 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.