Landrover Freelander 2 TD4 auto - 2010 - Rear differential pinion - toff

My car has just had its 45k service although it has only done 30k. It is just over 3 yrs old and just out of warranty.


The mechanic noticed a noisy diff and diagnosed a faulty pinion which will need replacing. I am told it is not dangerous at present. At my behest, the garage (a main dealer) asked LR for a contribution and they have agreed to offer one third goodwill contribution.

My questions are - should this vehicle have such a problem so young? If not, is the LR offer acceptable?

The net cost is £413 incl VAT.

Landrover Freelander 2 TD4 auto - 2010 - Rear differential pinion - RT

Cars, like any other complicated product, do occasionally have components that fail prematurely - it's unavoidable even in such things as aircraft and spacecraft - the warranty is there to cover such issues.

As the car was bought knowing it was only a 3-year warranty, compared to the 5 or 7 of some competitors and LR have offered a contribution then I doubt that any better offer will become available.

The cynic in me would say - it's a Land Rover, a brand with a poor reputation for quality and reliability, that's why it's only a 3-year warranty so don't expect it to last as well as a Toyota, Hyundai or Kia.

Landrover Freelander 2 TD4 auto - 2010 - Rear differential pinion - skidpan

If you had followed land Rovers service schedule and had the service done at 3 years rather than late you may well have got it done free or got a bigger contribution.

I think they are being very generous since you admit yourself you were late.

Landrover Freelander 2 TD4 auto - 2010 - Rear differential pinion - injection doc

rear pinion bearing failure extremley common & well documented problem at low milage due to a faulty batch ! on FR2's

I would pursue Landrover -

www.freel2.com worth a visit to see how common a problem if you wish to pursue LR

If you had it serviced by LR they will normally offer a repair.

 

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