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2008 Land Rover LR3 repairs by problem area

Engine (19%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (11%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (26%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (10%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 105 repairs.
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2008 Land Rover LR3 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (12%)

$500 - $999 (17%)

$100 - $499 (31%)

< $100 (36%)

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Chart based on 81 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2008 Land Rover LR3

Engine not specified

Land Rover LR3 in Maryland, United States
Sep 2012 - Dec 2013
Jun 2013

68000 mi

US $1200
Car kept revving and the engine light came on. I was told that I need to have the engine wiring harness replaced Had it replaced, light went off, no engine revving. But after two weeks the same problem start again. 
Nov 2013

72300 mi

US $230
Rear left light bulb and oil change 
Land Rover LR3 in Nevada, United States
Aug 2010 - Dec 2013
Sep 2010

31000 mi
Seats kept causing the fuse to blow. After bringing it in two other times for the same problem, the shop realized that the wire was almost disconnected and taped it back together. 
Aug 2013

69000 mi
Replaced catalytic convertor and sensors 

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2008 Land Rover LR3 4dr SUV

turbocharged 190hp 2.7L V6 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range

Land Rover LR3 in Brazil
Jul 2013 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

74400 mi

Oil leakage, plastic cap in between oil pump and hoses 
Land Rover LR3 in Argentina
Dec 2014 - Jun 2016
Mar 2016

140120 mi

The plastic water manifold over the blocks 
Jun 2016

145080 mi

the intake hose that goes between the intercooler and the addmission start cracking and i decided to replace 
Land Rover LR3 in France
Nov 2009 - Mar 2011
Jan 2009

6200 mi
height sensor Routine maintenance 
Dec 2009

19840 mi
Height Sensor EPB repair Routine Maintenance 
Dec 2010

34100 mi
Height sensor replaced. Have had to replace two of these in the past. 
Land Rover LR3 in South Africa
Nov 2013 - Jun 2018
Feb 2014

124020 mi

R 2
Replaced bulb for head light. 2 minute job, no tools required. 
Jul 2014

131000 mi

R 10
Another light bulb gone. Will get another brand this time. 
Sep 2014

134540 mi

R 170
Replaced the battery for the 1st time (6 years 217.000 km) 
Nov 2014

135160 mi
Front of the car was dropping overnight. Cleaned the block valve for the front air suspension. 
Aug 2015

146940 mi

R 100
Water bottle for cooling system replaced 
Feb 2017

166160 mi

R 1400
Faulty air compressor, replaced with reconditioned unit 
Dec 2017

175460 mi

R 300
Replace rear diff actuator 
Mar 2018

177940 mi
Faulty temperature sensor in coolant reservoir. Reservoir replaced under warranty (14 months - great service!) 
Jun 2018

179800 mi

R 500
Replace [parking brake] actuator 

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2008 Land Rover LR3 4dr SUV

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

Land Rover LR3 in Arizona, United States
Apr 2016 - Mar 2019
Jan 2017

US $1200
Connector Sleeve in transmission wore out, caused massive transmission fluid leak. to repair required dropping filter pan. Shop did 100K trans service at same time. 
Apr 2017

101000 mi

US $150
TPMS module system fault. TPMS module was replaced, did not fix problem. Need to diagnose other issues. 
Jan 2019

113000 mi

US $2500
Rear bearings on differential - sent out for rebuild. Reman not available 
Land Rover LR3 in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2015 - Mar 2016
Feb 2016

50600 mi

US $35
Brake light switch replacement 
Land Rover LR3 in Colorado, United States
Apr 2015 - May 2015
May 2015

107000 mi

US $170
When trying to start vehicle, would periodically only get click and it wouldn't try to turn over or anything. It became more frequent. Car generallly would start after 4-5 attempts. I replaced the entire starter motor. 
Land Rover LR3 in United Arab Emirates
Oct 2009 - Oct 2012
Sep 2010

38440 mi
The lower plastic cover of the windshield separated from the window due to the hot climate. The part has been on order for the last two months and still not in. Risk is that water will enter into the engine bay and AC unit. 
Mar 2011

45260 mi
Lower plastic cover of windshield was reattached using glue as it had warped and bubbled upwards. 
Aug 2011

48980 mi

Front parking sensors still unreliable, had to replace suspension bushes under warranty. Significant concenrns remain over the air suspension system. 
Nov 2011

50100 mi
The washer bottle was cracked, even though the car has never been in an accident or driven off road. Declined replacement given that it was quoted at nearly $250 and out of warranty. 
Aug 2012

52700 mi
The yellow suspension warning light came on. The readout in the dashboard would say suspension fault. Problem was the evaporator in the air suspension system. 
Oct 2012

63240 mi

Front left air spring had a bad leak which required replacement. System tested for leaks and is now operating fine, Car was two weeks out of extended warrant so had to pay for the repairs. 
Land Rover LR3 in Florida, United States
Mar 2010 - Apr 2017
Apr 2017

114000 mi

US $10
Failure of coolant system bleed valve. Broken plastic T junction. 
Land Rover LR3 in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2015
Feb 2012

51500 mi

US $700
Had to replace the water pump as coolant was leaking. 
Land Rover LR3 in Georgia, United States
Jul 2017 - Jul 2018
Mar 2018

129000 mi

US $100
Window regulator drive side broke 
Land Rover LR3 in Wisconsin, United States
Jan 2017 - Aug 2019
Jun 2018

157000 mi

US $135
Thermostat housing and bleeder valve were replaced 
May 2019

167000 mi

US $450
Alternator stopped charging, was replaced 
Land Rover LR3 in Oklahoma, United States
Feb 2017 - Jun 2018
Oct 2017

167000 mi

US $200
wheel bearing on front axel passenger side 
Land Rover LR3 in Colorado, United States
Jul 2014 - Sep 2015
Mar 2014

114764 mi

US $572
Replace Transmission Sleeve 
Sep 2014

121000 mi

US $341
Replaced hood struts 
Oct 2014

121539 mi

US $1691
Emergency Parking Brake fault message didn't go away; red Park and Amber Brake lights stayed on; manually disengaged parking brake; lights still didn't disappear; truck was okay to drive but didn't want to take a chance. EPB motor replaced. Replaced parking brake actuator assembly. 
Mar 2015

124047 mi

US $144
Bonnet latch sensor failing. Replaced Thermostat housing needed to be replaced. Cooland "T" was brittle and need to be replaced. Antifreeze added. Switch on right hood latch working intermittently. Removed and replaced with updated latch and switch. 
Aug 2015

126000 mi

US $400
Rear sway bar bushings Right inner tie rod starting to have play. Shop monitored it and let me know that it wasn't an issue yet. Suggested that I keep rotating tires and replace all four inner and outer tie rods at the same time, when there was more play. 
Land Rover LR3 in Oregon, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2018
Oct 2016

88200 mi

US $1338
Rear sway bar bushing worn out. Replaced 2 rear sway bar bushings and 2 sway bar bushing clamps. Parts cost 100.00. Self repair. Rear passenger air strut was leaking, all other struts were intact Replaced all four struts as both repair and preventative measure. Parts cost 1338.00. Self repair. 
Land Rover LR3 in Jalisco, Mexico
Mar 2010 - Jun 2013
Aug 2010

21560 mi

LR3 was out of alignment, a suspension screw had to be ordered and replaced, they took three days to get the screw. 
Apr 2013

56420 mi

suspension compressor gave out and needed to be replaced 
Land Rover LR3 in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2012 - Dec 2013
Oct 2013

63800 mi

US $270
emergency brake binding on rear drum creating very rough ride 
Land Rover LR3 in Tennessee, United States
Jul 2010 - Apr 2011
Aug 2010

38000 mi
Front differential Replaced radio Headliner replaced  Front differential ordered. Headliner trim pulled out around rear sun roof. New headliner ordered. Left tailgate cable 'kinked'. New one ordered. Radio ordered, stuck on one channel 
Oct 2010

42000 mi
Taken in for 45K service. Mentioned Sirius reception problem and 'knocking' from the front end. Ordered Sirius antenna. Will return for antenna replacement and bushing replacement when antenna arrives. 
Nov 2010

43000 mi
Left front driver's speaker Front suspension bushings replaced.  Engine would drop to abut 400 rpm then recover when coming to a stop. ECM and TSM(?) reprogrammed and battery replaced. Sirius antenna replaced. 
Land Rover LR3 in New York, United States
May 2012 - May 2012
May 2012

52000 mi
Replaced both serpentine belts due to squeal at start up and shake in power steering. Updated a part in the linkage that was making the shifter very stiff and hard to move into gear from park. 
Land Rover LR3 in Arizona, United States
Nov 2012 - Jun 2018
Aug 2012

25000 mi
Gas gauge wont read more than half full even after filling it up. I have not completed repair because I have not found the exact cause yet, have to get into the gas tank to check the fuel sender unit which I suspect is the faulty part 
Dec 2016

54000 mi

US $50
Right rear passenger door would not lock manually or with key fob. 
Feb 2017

55000 mi

US $425
Air suspension compressor needed to be rebuilt. Was throwing out suspension error messages. Would not lift car. 
Land Rover LR3 in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2010 - Jul 2018
Sep 2010

32000 mi
Experienced high-pitched whine and vibration at higher speeds. Turned out to be metal in the front diff - replaced by the dealership and front wheels realigned. Also, repaired sun-roof drain tube leak. Also replaced rear differential. 
Mar 2011

38000 mi

US $300
Vehicle sent in for standard periodic maintenance. One of the front driving lights was broken, replaced at owner's expense. All other items under original warranty - coolant serviced, leaks repaired/parts replaced. 
Jul 2011

44000 mi

US $700
Poor acceleration. Resolved through software upgrade. Other sensor and fault codes identified and cleared. 
Oct 2011

46500 mi

US $1100
Also front end bushing shims replaced, 4-wheel alignment. The sound and weather seal the is on the door frame was worn through near the door latch. Driver side rubber seal replaced. 
Mar 2013

64000 mi

US $50
Left front wheel hub was loose and needed replacing. Right rear lower ball joint needed to be replaced - did left rear at same time. Recommended getting front lower control arms/bushings replaced. 
Oct 2013

71500 mi

US $3318
Right front wheel bearing/hub assembly replaced LFT front tie rod assembly failed - removed and replaced. Intermediate shaft binding, failed U-joint. Removed and replaced. Front lower control arm bushings worn/torn; required new lower control arms. All parts replaced. 
Jan 2014

74800 mi

US $190
Replaced battery myself. Battery replaced was the original LR battery. Replaced with a Duralast from Sears. 
Mar 2015

93000 mi

US $600
2-3 second lag between deceleration (braking) and acceleration after the gas pedal has been depressed. 
May 2015

95000 mi

US $300
Hear a metal on metal tearing sound when backing up. Had the LR3 towed to the dealership who did not identify any issues - noise gone when vehicle returned. Continued issue with delay between deceleration and acceleration. 
Jun 2015

96000 mi

US $900
Engine coolant leak resulting in a large coolant puddle beneath vehicle and low coolant sensor light - about 1 QT low on coolant. Had deceleration/acceleration lag delay reviewed by independent LR mechanic. Identified that software codes need to be updated and the throttle body cleaned/replaced. 
Oct 2015

100800 mi

US $700
Insurance company authorized too small windshield resulting in leaks, rusting of door pillars and seals and requiring repair. Wheel hub damaged 
Jan 2016

105000 mi
Insurance company finally authorized correct sized OEM windshield and will be replaced. Independent LR shop will check for any additional damage caused by leaks. 
Apr 2016

105000 mi

US $100
Water pump was leaking and failing - replaced under warranty A/C not blowing cold air. Inspected and no obvious issues. Flushed system 2x and now working perfectly. Likely some build-up or crud impacting a sensor. 
Jan 2017

106800 mi

US $2000
Have had to have the sway bars and bushings front and rear replaced 3x - some covered by warranty for previous work. Water pump replaced over the Summer failed and leaking - part replaced by shop. 
Jun 2017

122000 mi

US $575
Front brakes and rotors were replaced. 
Jan 2018

127000 mi

US $2100
Leaking from the trans cooler nipple - replaced;  leaking from the thermostat housing - replaced thermostat housing and secondary water gasket 
Jul 2018

130000 mi

US $90
Brake pad sensor was reading worn brakes but the sensor was bad. Replaced sensor. 
Land Rover LR3 in California, United States
Oct 2009 - Apr 2014
Apr 2011

20300 mi
Land Rover LR3 in Ohio, United States
Jun 2014 - May 2018
Jun 2014

74000 mi

US $1800
A/C compressor failure. Resulted in torn uni-belt. Could not drive until repair complete. Replaced compressor and dryer. 
Jan 2015

US $700
Suspension compressor failed. Replaced with OE Hitachi. 

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2008 Land Rover LR3 4dr SUV

Land Rover LR3 in Alberta, Canada
Jan 2014 - Nov 2017
Jun 2014

58900 mi
"Hood Open" warning message on dash...would cause alarm to intermittently sound. Cleaned sensor and wiring. Appears to be fixed. 
Jun 2015

61380 mi
Air suspension light on, compressor build time out of spec. 
Dec 2016

71300 mi

C $120
Battery was not holding a charge. 
Jan 2017

71300 mi

C $250
Replaced alternator. 
Jun 2017

73160 mi
All dash lights, etc...flashing, special programs off, vehicle suspension height stuck on access height, etc... Update: right now it has somewhat fixed itself. Have an appointment next week at the LR dealer to to see if I have a leaky air shock or something, causing the compressor to run too much and fail prematurely. They'll be able to link up with the air suspension ecm and hopefully get it sorted out. Can't wait for this thing to be paid off so I can get rid of it !! 

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2008 Land Rover LR3 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Land Rover LR3 in Nigeria
Apr 2011 - Jun 2011
May 2011

24800 mi

the engine lights keeps coming up, my mechanic couldn't resolve the problem so i need advice on what to do 

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