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Ford Freestyle, SUV
#154 of 300 Re: 2005 Ford Freestyle throttle body problems [r_42]
Jul 15, 2010 (10:57 pm)
"I just called the Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 1-888-327-4236 and filed a complaint. We all need to do this to get this problem resolved. Whether or not you have an extended warranty or not.There needs to be a recall on this issue. This is as bad as the Toyota problem and peoples lives are at stake. After they review the complaint they have the authority to request that the Dealer issues a recall and fix the issues. "
You missed a step. "After they review the complaint and determine it is a valid design problem that affects many vehicles ..."
On this forum we tend to see the problems, but they sold a lot of Freestyles and most have not had the issues. The Toyota problems were also on vehicles that were pretty new. The FS hasn't been produced since 2007.
#155 of 300 Re: Throttle Control- Please HELP!!!! [davkat1]
Jul 16, 2010 (7:41 am)
I too have the same issue, I see that yours was in Oct of 2009, how long did it take to fix? They are telling me they dont have the part either and dont know when they will be getting one, maybe be a couple of weeks, WFT! I need my car, why isnt Ford making parts for their cars, doent make since. Of course my car is out of warranty too, so its going to cost $800 to fix it.
#156 of 300 Re: Throttle Control- Please HELP!!!! [kberly531]
Jul 16, 2010 (4:15 pm)
My 07 FS was diagnosed w/ the proverbial throttle body issue this week. Part will cost approx. $525, is on back order w/ no ETA listed. AND it requires pre-payment. This is ridiculous! $500+ pre-payment for a part they can't tell you when will arrive??? I called Ford customer care this afternoon, the lady was very nice but confirmed this information was correct but even she agreed it didn't seem right. She escalated it up the ladder and I am to receive a call w/in 2 business days. I will post what I find.
#157 of 300 Re: Throttle Control- Please HELP!!!! [catcounty]
Jul 16, 2010 (4:44 pm)
I dont have to prepay anything but I am being told that the part may be in on their shipments over the next few days, they never know what they are getting on the truck. It wasnt on the friday truck, grrr...
#158 of 300 Re: Throttle Control- Please HELP!!!! [madden322]
Jul 17, 2010 (8:14 pm)
Who is your extended warranty through?
#159 of 300 Re: Throttle Control- Please HELP!!!! [trotterdog69]
Jul 18, 2010 (10:01 am)
I have no extended warranty
#160 of 300 Re: Throttle Control- Please HELP!!!! [trotterdog69]
Jul 19, 2010 (5:54 am)
Toyota of Florence since that is who I purchased the used truck from and I bought the extended warranty at the same time.
#161 of 300 More Freestyle Throttle Body Malfunctions
Jul 19, 2010 (8:21 am)
I have a 2007 Freestyle that died on I-95 in New York, bumper to bumper traffic Friday afternoon. I'm told it's a throttle body problem, the part is on back order all over the US, and it may be over a month until one is available. My car was towed to a dealership in CT and we took the train home to PA. I do have the Ford Extended Warranty but it won't cover a car rental for a couple of months. I have also called Ford customer service and should hear from Ford in two days. Perhaps a call to the Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is in order. This is too common of an occurrence and breaking down on the highway is dangerous.
#162 of 300 Re: More Freestyle Throttle Body Malfunctions [l8again]
Jul 19, 2010 (9:07 am)
Had to go without car for four days but luckily my ford dealer gave me a loaner today, I have friends coming from out of the country tomorrow for three weeks, great time to be without car.
#163 of 300 Re: Throttle Control- Please HELP!!!! [kberly531]
Jul 19, 2010 (1:19 pm)
Ford Coustomer Care just called. I credit them for promptness. Lady said the pre-payment was a dealership policy. I did take the opportunity to voice the issue about throttle body assembley problems, for what it's worth.