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Sickflow



Member Since: 18 Jun 2015
Location: Cardiff
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Wales 2010 Freelander 2 TD4 XS Auto Stornoway Grey
How reliable is the autobox?

Have a 2010 auto on 90k

In your guys experience how reliable is the auto? Love the car but it's playing on my mind that at the age and mileage she could go soon. I know the previous owner and they had it for 4 years and did mainly motorway miles.

First LR2 so not much idea on the longevity.

Thanks

Post #349641 16th May 2018 7:04 pm
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rusper



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Location: Horsham
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United Kingdom 2007 Freelander 2 TD4 XS Auto Sumatra Black

My one made it to 132000miles but they seem to be quite reliable.

Post #349651 16th May 2018 7:36 pm
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axle



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England 2007 Freelander 2 i6 HSE Auto Santorini Black

mines on 109,000, it is a i6, don't know if it's the same box, if it is it handles 232bhp well enough. Common sense isn't very common.
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Post #349656 16th May 2018 8:25 pm
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jules



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United Kingdom 2015 Freelander 2 SD4 SE Auto Firenze Red
Re: How reliable is the autobox?

Sickflow wrote:
Have a 2010 auto on 90k

In your guys experience how reliable is the auto? Love the car but it's playing on my mind that at the age and mileage she could go soon. I know the previous owner and they had it for 4 years and did mainly motorway miles.

First LR2 so not much idea on the longevity.

Thanks


The FL2 has proved to be the most reliable car made by Landrover to date.

The autobox is made by Aisin - the largest manufacturer of automatic gearboxes in the world
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Aisin_transmissions

The gearbox itself seems reliable.

IMO other parts of the drive train are less reliable

Haldex (LR recommend less servicing than other car makers using Haldex systems),
Early rear diffs (infrequent oil changes and inadequate bearing) Jules

Post #349658 16th May 2018 8:32 pm
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dunkley201



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United Kingdom 2010 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Auto Stornoway Grey

Mine is same year as yours. Presently 85K. I did an ATF change at 74K and plan to do another this summer. LR say 150K. Other marques with similar boxes recommend as low as 40K between ATF changes. You choose.

Bob 10MY (Sept 09) TD4 HSE Auto in Stornoway Grey - HEL braided brake lines, LR side steps,"Facelift" front bumper & tail lights. Si4 twin pipe box. Now with 17” rims & Avon winter tyres fitted.

05 SEAT Alhambra 130TDi.
08 FL2 TD4 SE Manual in Rimini Red (Now Gone)

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dennij



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United Kingdom 2007 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Auto Zermatt Silver

I notice this is the second post you have put up regarding the auto gearbox so I would advise that you first carry out the recommendations given so far, especially the one about having the ATF changed and see how your box performs after that.

My vehicle is a 2007 MY and had 82,000 on the clock when I bought it, a few months later the whole box failed but was repaired by the supplying garage after some lengthy negotiation. My mileage is now 124,000 and I have only had the vehicle 18 months, I currently drive over 1,000 miles a week, despite the initial issue with the gearbox I never get into my vehicle and worry about whether it will get me to my destination, it performs without issue week in week out. I had a gearbox oil change about 2 weeks ago, carried out by an independent and he reported that the oil was still a nice red colour and there were no particles in it.

The moral here is that if you are going to allow yourself to worry about the "what if's" then you would be better off buying a new car with full manufacturer warranty. Any vehicle, regardless of age can throw it's toys out the pram it's just the nature of the beast. The only time I generally change my vehicles in when all confidence in them has been lost, my current Freelander is a long way from making me feel like that.

Post #349682 17th May 2018 7:20 am
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RazMan



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United Kingdom 2012 Freelander 2 SD4 XS Auto Fuji White

My last FL2 had 240k miles on the clock when I sold it and although the auto box was working fine it developed a whine towards the end of my ownership - it didn't seem to worry the next owner though. Cheers,
Raz
FL1 TD4 GS Auto 2001 Silver
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Post #349691 17th May 2018 9:56 am
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Andy131



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Our FL2 auto had 185,000+ miles on the clock when we sold it (mistake).
Originally I believed that the gearbox was sealed for life, so ignored the oil for over 100,000 miles, did a partial change at 150,000 and a full change at around 170,000 - way too late.

Mainly motorway miles, but towing a caravan around Europe (Spain, S.France, Germany), and how can I put this, drvn off road quickly. Also towed much larger vehicles out of ditches.

Towards the end the gearbox was starting to skip gears when abused - think 1400kg caravan over mountain passes at high speed (fine at 50mph).

So treated with some respect (ie change the oil every 75,000 miles) then 250,000 miles should be comfortable, don't change the oil, and do racing starts (foot on brake, hold at 2000rpm, then floor accelerator while releasing brake) and I am sure you can kill one in 150,000 or less. Tangiers Orange - gone, missing her
Replaced by Ewok what a mistake - now a happy Disco Sport owner

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rnlisg



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England 2010 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Auto Santorini Black

dunkley201 wrote:
Mine is same year as yours. Presently 85K. I did an ATF change at 74K and plan to do another this summer. LR say 150K. Other marques with similar boxes recommend as low as 40K between ATF changes. You choose.

Bob

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