Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Land Rover Freelander 4x4?
Although few Freelanders will ever see serious off-road use, it’s a good idea to check for any potential underbody damage.
The interior of the Freelander needs to be checked carefully for loose or damaged panels, and it’s not unknown for the optional leather seats to split at the seams.
Electrical systems can develop faults, especially the alarm system and (optional) automatic windscreen wipers.
The optional heated windscreen mechanism can be damaged by stone chips and is often replaced with a cheaper non-heated, non-original product.
What are the most common problems with a used Land Rover Freelander 4x4?
The sunroof glass of vehicles produced between 1 November 2006 and 12 January 2008 might become detached from its guide rails and jam the mechanism. Find out from a Land Rover dealer if your Freelander has already had the necessary recall work carried out.
Booster heater fire
There have been two recalls for potential fires on examples built between the period of 1 February 2007 and 2 June 2008, caused by a short circuit in the booster heater. Early signs of this are a battery drain the means you cannot start the vehicle, or a pungent smell of hot or melted plastic. In extreme circumstances, this can lead to a fire. Speak to a Land Rover dealer to ascertain if this recall has already been applied to your Freelander.