Originally Posted by Phil Davies
They don't willingly undertake warranty work because Land Rover tuck them up on the hours they allow them on specific jobs and of course they don't make any profit on the parts. When they replaced my front diff (after 13,000 miles
) Land Rover charged themselves just £200 for the whole part!
You bet I noticed the tyre problem, sounds like a badly worn wheel bearing! HR Owen told me it's a recognised problem but there's no fix for it. It can become evident at as little as 12,000 miles. Apparently they've only had complaints from V8 customers because the diesel customers can't hear the tyres above the sound of the engine
Re. the discs, yes there was a discernible judder. By the way, how are you doing on brake pads? Mine were replaced at 15,000 miles and evidently that's not uncommon.
Funnily enough the Freelander also has similar tyre wear problems - thats what you get with fancy new drivetrains - my E reg 110's BFGs last about 90,000 miles!!!
I haven't noticed unusual tyre wear but mine only last 10,000 miles anyway - not unusual the way I drive around roundabouts!!!
No probs with brakepads but then I do use the autobox like a manual - change down for corners and downhill etc etc - ALL autos use brakes a lot more if you just leave them in D.
As to quality have you heard the probs people get with Mercs these days??? Just read a test on a new Merc vs BMW6 vs XJ8 - Merc had gearbox probs and loads of electrical trouble - for example turn the radio up and the horn would sound etc etc!!!