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Freelander - Poor Heater Performance

Bulletin Number - 0018

Issue - 1

Date - 15.08.2001

Model - Freelander

Affected Range - All diesel engine vehicles fitted with Fuel Burning Heater (FBH) in VIN ranges: Freelander 1A 576764 to 1A 599999 & 1A 300000 to TBC

Re-Issue Information

Problem -

POOR HEATER PERFORMANCE FROM COLD ENGINE START UP

The customer complains of excessive delay in obtaining satisfactory heater output following a cold start.

Cause

Due to an excessively wide sensing tolerance, the outside air temperature sensor may not activate the FBH until the ambient temperature is as low as 0 C. This renders the FBH inactive at temperatures where its additional heat output would be beneficial in assisting with engine and heater warm up.

Action

On customer complaint, replace the outside air temperature sensor with the new narrow range sensor detailed in PARTS INFORMATION.

FREELANDER

Refer to Workshop Manual repair number 80.40.31 for repair procedure, noting the following:

Parts Information

JWL000020 Sensor - outside air temperature

NOTE: The body of the new part is now moulded in green to distinguish it from its predecessor.

Warranty

Use Complaint Code: 6Y2A

Use SRO: 80.40.31

Time allowance: Freelander 0.40Hrs

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