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Land Rover LR3 repairs by problem area

Engine (18%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (30%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (22%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (9%)

Other (7%)

Chart based on 609 repairs.
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Land Rover LR3 engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (7%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (17%)

$100 - $499 (28%)

< $100 (38%)

Chart based on 90 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2009 Land Rover LR3 4dr SUV

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

41000 mi Heavy smoke coming out the exhaust and check engine light activated. Had to have to PVC valve replaced Oil was leaking between the oil filter housing and block. O ring was found 'porous' and replaced 

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2008 Land Rover LR3

Engine not specified

69000 mi Replaced catalytic convertor and sensors 
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. 

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2008 Land Rover LR3 4dr SUV

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

146940 mi

R 100
Water bottle for cooling system replaced 
74400 mi

Oil leakage, plastic cap in between oil pump and hoses 
140120 mi

The plastic water manifold over the blocks 
145080 mi

the intake hose that goes between the intercooler and the addmission start cracking and i decided to replace 

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2008 Land Rover LR3 4dr SUV

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

51500 mi

US $700
Had to replace the water pump as coolant was leaking. 
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. 
44000 mi

US $700
Poor acceleration. Resolved through software upgrade. Other sensor and fault codes identified and cleared. 
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. 
105000 mi

US $100
Water pump was leaking and failing - replaced under warranty 
106800 mi

US $2000
Water pump replaced over the Summer failed and leaking - part replaced by shop. 
43000 mi Engine would drop to abut 400 rpm then recover when coming to a stop. ECM and TSM(?) reprogrammed and battery replaced. 
52000 mi

US $250
Replaced both serpentine belts due to squeal at start up and shake in power steering. 
114000 mi

US $10
Failure of coolant system bleed valve. Broken plastic T junction. 
124000 mi

US $540
Thermostat housing needed to be replaced. Cooland "T" was brittle and need to be replaced. Antifreeze added. 

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2007 Land Rover LR3 4dr SUV

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

94960 mi

A $250
Split in air hose before intercooler 
41540 mi EGR Valves needed replacing 
45000 mi EGR valve 

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2007 Land Rover LR3 4dr SUV

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

86000 mi

US $400
Air Flow Sensor replaced 
102000 mi

US $480
Check Engine light again - replaced O2 rear sensor after the catalytic converter. The catalytic converter checked out ok. So not sure why the CEL went on. Also pulled a Fan Assembly code with this yellow light? Light reset, has remained off. 
80000 mi Radiator failure. 
99000 mi Coolant overflow tank leaking. Alerted by message "low coolant" 
38000 mi Exhaust hanger 
110000 mi

US $700
Check Engine. Random MIsfires on pistons 1 and 4. The mechanic couldn't figure it out. Cost USD450 
134500 mi

US $120
Accessory drive belt and tensioner 
140000 mi

US $125
Replaced thermostat housing that connects with the engine block and heads. Coolant sensor was leaking and non repairable 
144500 mi

US $80
Replaced MAMS due to long term fuel trends showing negative or leaning state. This did not fix the P0420 mil light 
176000 mi I placed an O2 sensor spacer in the downstream sensor bank 1 (right side). 
25000 mi Check engine light. Scan @ dealer said a smog pump and the thermostat had to be replaced. Parts ordered, dealer installed. 
49700 mi

US $175
Check engine light indicated misfire, but there was none. Reflashed "to make computer more tolerant of midfires." 
115700 mi

US $1000
Thermostat housing developed a crack & started leaking coolant. Decided to replace all cooling system hoses along with thermostat & housing. Also changed water pump to be preventative. $1000 for parts. Replaced myself with friend's help. 

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2006 Land Rover LR3

Engine not specified

20000 mi Had a firmware update to correct the onboard computer and the transmission (gear to gear) roughness. It did correct some rough trans issues. 

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2006 Land Rover LR3 4dr SUV

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

32860 mi Gearbox Oil Leak. Replaced Gearbox Oil Pump. 

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2006 Land Rover LR3 4dr SUV

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

79000 mi

US $6000
Coolant sensor broken 
185000 mi

US $7200
Vehicle constantly overheating and unable to be driven up hill 
104000 mi

US $350
New maf sensor and thermostat installed. 
105000 mi

US $250
Thermostat housing replaced. It was leaking. 
68580 mi

A $800
ignition coil fault codes after changing plugs at 109000km. replaced all 8 coils, took 7 days to arrive 
59000 mi

US $370
Engine light lit. Took to an alternate Dealer. Unfortunately don't remember what they diagnosed, but it's fixed. Also had an oil change.  
64000 mi

US $2000
Fuel injection clean out... 
119600 mi

US $500
Plastic air coolant passthrough right at the front of the engine (under the top plate) developed a crack. Replaced part. 
98000 mi

US $400
Coolant leak near thermostat. Replaced hoses and thermostat. 
55000 mi

US $1000
Coolant hose leak replaced. Check engine light came on after repairs.  Lower intake needed to be removed to replace hose. On doing so, gaskets needed to be replaced to clear code. Found bad thermostat during these repairs. 
98000 mi

US $2000
Mass air flow sensor throttle body 
109000 mi

US $800
coolant leak 
153000 mi

US $1700
Replaced 8 engine coils, plugs, battery 
133000 mi

US $8000
3 visits, replaced thermostat, all hoses, engine due to overheating. 
152000 mi

US $450
Engine oil filler seal, and breathing hose causing engine to run lean on left bank. Replaced parts, engine light off. 
198000 mi

US $96
Replaced front oxygen sensors. 
215200 mi

US $515
Replace leaking water pump. 
83300 mi Oil pump replaced. 
105000 mi Timing chain failed and damaged valves and piston 
16000 mi Weird sound is heard from engine/front axle area when the engine runs at 1500 rpm. 
41000 mi One of the coolant system's hoses started to leak. The bleed valve was replaced 
234360 mi

C $180
rad hose 
115000 mi New water pump and plastic spider. 
40000 mi  
48000 mi emission pump check engine light - no fault found. Sold LR3. 
11000 mi Oil Leak, covered under warranty 
40000 mi HDC fault 
29000 mi Check engine light. Code reader indicated code P0171, system lean bank 1. Dealer updated software in ecu. 
87100 mi

US $40
Thermostat went bad, preventing the car from properly reaching temperature. Thermostat was replaced. 
92000 mi

US $500
thermostat housing cracked and leaked. housing was replaced. 
74907 mi

US $385
Replaced thermostat 
95913 mi

US $154
Broken bleeder valve on cooling hose 
115000 mi

US $110
Replace Tstat housing 
120000 mi

US $20
Coolant sensor, replace bad sensor Coolant sensor, replace bad sensor 

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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

151000 mi

US $2800
Changed all hoses because of their age. Preventive fuel injector cleaning, replaced all four tires and alignment, oil change, 
42000 mi

US $3055
Oil pressure light came on intermittently Check engine light -- oxygen sensor codes Throttle actuation would go up and down at partial throttle 
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. 
71000 mi

US $1400
Fuel pump broke--replaced. 
80000 mi

US $1100
Leak in coolant system. 
146000 mi

US $550
Replace coolant expansion tank 
50220 mi

Whining sound from engine... Told belt tensioner..which was replaced.. 
113920 mi

C $140
Amber park brake light and transmission system fault message. Dealer did diagnostics, problem was parking brake control module and electrical switch for transmission. Told would require 4 hours diag time @ $120/hr, no immediate need to fix, so didn't. 
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 
124200 mi

US $5000
Blown Head Gaskets...required replacement of several valves & guides...replacement of radiator...bleed valve on top of engine, hoses, engine flush. 
57000 mi

US $500
error in transmission control system. Fault codes have not lead to successful identification and repair of the issue. For now, will leave it as is. I would repair if I felt more certain that the problem had been accurately identified. 
86000 mi

US $400
purge valve needed to be replaced 
168000 mi

US $700
40000 mi Check engine light came on after oil change. When it came on I looked under hood and noticed that the oil fill cap was not on. Took back to mechanic, he found the oil cap and put it on, no further problems. 
46000 mi

US $100
Intermittent transmission fault indication on computer, mechanic found evidence of corrosion in transmission computer, ordered and replaced transmission computer 
66000 mi Took in because of engine fault light, code said it was a bad thermostat, but shop can't get part, only dealer can, so no repair attempted. Will repair before weather turns cold again, computer code cleared. 
66000 mi

US $50
Previously reported thermostat issue was corrected. Ordered new LR thermostat and gasket on line, cost $50. Instructions/required tools were on a LR Forum, and easy to follow. Repair took less than 45 min not including time to gather tool. 
133000 mi

US $465
Check Engine light came one with teh code of lean fuel mixture. Dealer had to replace the MAF sensor and update the ECM software to correct. 

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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

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

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2004.5 Land Rover LR3 4-door

turbocharged 6-cylinder diesel manual 4WD

64300 mi

Turbo intercooler hose split 

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