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Ford Freestyle, SUV
Dec 03, 2007 (8:26 am)
I know this has been beaten to death here, but I has 26k on my 2007 SEL Freestyle, went to a Lincoln dealer (as suggested over a Ford dealer on this forum) to see if they would fix the brakes. They were well aware of the problem. Booked me for the next morning. A couple of hours later, I drove away safe and sound. No bill, no worries. I will get them re-checked around 35k to see if the problem has re-surfaced.
This forum helped me prepare for any argument with dealer, but it wasn't necessary. I am very pleased with Ford. This is the first Ford I have ever owned (I'm 48) and it won't be my last thanks to this wonderful vehicle and some pretty good service. (I'm so used to getting bad service, no matter who the dealer/manufacturer is....)
#1079 of 1415 Re: Brakes [danallan]
Dec 05, 2007 (3:22 pm)
glad I could help with the Lincoln dealer idea and it worked out, I'll be getting to mine before the end of the month.
#1080 of 1415 Re: Ford Freestyle Owners: Problems & Solutions [KarenS]
Dec 17, 2007 (11:10 am)
I have a 2006 Ford Freestyle with 22K miles. It has been trouble free until this morning. I put it in the garage last night, and this morning it would turn over, but not fire. The only unusual thing I can think of is that before I started it last night to put it in the garage, I used the key to open it manually (habit from my older car), and it set the alarm off. I pushed the keyless entry pad to shut off the alarm, it started normally, and I moved it into the garage and shut it off. Any ideas?
#1081 of 1415 Re: strong gas smell from 07 freestyle [love2cruz]
Dec 17, 2007 (11:24 am)
I'd tell the dealer to jump in when you can smell the gas, and they can't, and feel free to light up a cigarette. If they are so sure that there is no gas smell, then they'll light up and you'll get a new car for sure!
#1082 of 1415 Re: CVT Problems [nibyak]
Dec 17, 2007 (11:35 am)
I have been having the same problems as you. I am up to the 7th or 8th visit to the dealer. They have been replacing transmission parts, but have finally decided to replace the whole CVT. I hope that works, I hope to get the car with new CVT back tomorrow. Like you, the dealer has had the car for a long time waiting for parts and even longer waiting for the new CVT. The first thing they replaced was an ABS module. It didn't work and it cost me about $600 because it isn't part of the drive train so it isn't covered under the extended warranty. I'm still waiting for my money back on that. If they don't produce a check soon, I'll produce a lawyer!
#1083 of 1415 Transmission problems
Jan 20, 2008 (12:10 pm)
I too (actually husband was driving) had problems with the transmission. We were driving on the freeway, husband had on the cruise control, the car seemed to make a hard shift, then the wrench light and traction control light came on. We lost all movement with the vehicle- had to get it towed to the dealership- on Christmas Eve. Took the dealer a while to diagnose. They stated that the shaft to the transmission sheared. I got my car back on Jan 14th. Took it back in Jan 17th because it was leaking transmission fluid. They stated one of the new axle seals was faulty. Got my car back on the 18th. Drove it today, got home noticed new spots on my driveway- hope it was from the company we had, I moved my car so I can be sure. I did luck out though, car was 200 miles from the warranty expiring when the transmission broke.
#1084 of 1415 Re: Transmission problems [janetz]
Jan 20, 2008 (2:22 pm)
Hi Janetz and Husband
What year is your Freestyle? Did you but it new? Was it the regular warranty or the extended warranty that was about to expire?
#1085 of 1415 05 Freestyle Electrical Problems
Jan 22, 2008 (7:15 am)
My wife went out last night to start the 05 Freestyle and immediately came back in saying the car was acting crazy. There was no key in the ignition, but the lights and switches in the dashboard were all flickering and there was a loud ticking noise. The headlights and dome lights flickered for a while. The CD player sounds like it is moving from disc to disc. It all dies down after a while, but if you put the key in and try to start the engine the entire electric symphony starts again. I have seen others talking about similar problems on this forum, but haven't heard of any solutions yet. Does the instrument cluster need to be replaced, or is this a simple battery issue? We had snow and ice last night, so there is a tow ban. I'm stuck here today with a possessed car. Any one have ideas?
#1087 of 1415 engine surge
Feb 10, 2008 (4:32 am)
My wife bought a 2005 awd Ford freestyle with 36k. On the highway driving at a steady speed from 55-65 the engine surges like 500 rpms it makes me feel car sick. It will do it for as long as you dont speed up or let off the gas. The car has been doing it for the 3 months she has owned it. We have brought it back to the dealer 3 times and they could make it do it and said there is a problem but could not find what the problem is because there is no code. They took it to a diffent dealership and they could not fix it so now they are saying its maybe bad gas or something. does anyone have any ideas?