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Ford Freestyle, SUV
#175 of 300 Re: More Freestyle Throttle Body Malfunctions [cb529]
Jul 29, 2010 (7:30 pm)
I waited exactly a month for the car to be repaired and got it back yesterday, also a Freestyle 2007 31 K miles! I called and e mailed Ford Corp EVERYDAY as the vehicle was not safe to drive, filed a complaint with the NHSTA who told me that an investigation for a possible recall takes place based on the number of complaints so please call them and have your VIN ready it takes about 10 mins.
If you purchased the extended warranty ask for a refund.
Also the vehicle manual indicates that the emissions has a warranty up to 80K miles so I am now trying to look this of course on my own since I am no longer covered under the warranty!!!
My auto insurance is covering this under Mechanical Breakdown minus a 250 dollar deductible, so if you have full coverage look into this. I was totally unaware of this option until I called my ins company.
I will be willing to complain to the state attorney general please post the contact info if you have it. Good luck,
#176 of 300 Re: More Freestyle Throttle Body Malfunctions [alexapf]
Aug 01, 2010 (1:54 pm)
We've had the same symptoms with our 07 Freestyle. Our Ford dealer recommended first merely cleaning the throttle body to see if that cleared up the problem. I removed the throttle body (one screw clamp, one electrical connection and four 8mm bolts), sprayed the inside of the TB liberally with Throttle Body Cleaner (~$4), reinstalled everything and problem solved. Took 20 minutes.
#177 of 300 Re: More Freestyle Throttle Body Malfunctions [lakehouse2]
Aug 02, 2010 (8:53 am)
Keep the spray handy for when it happens again. I hope it's not on the freeway or on some incline. If that's all it took do you really think Ford would want all of the complaints. Good Luck to you sir.
#178 of 300 Re: More Freestyle Throttle Body Malfunctions [alexapf]
Aug 02, 2010 (12:17 pm)
Called and they did not tell me anything about the number of complaints for a recall. My phone call is added to the ones that have called or will call now that what you were told has been conveyed.
#179 of 300 Re: 2007 Ford Freestyle throttle body
Aug 02, 2010 (5:19 pm)
I have a 2007 Ford Freestyle, in October 2009 I had problems with the car accelerating when stopped with my foot on the brake, the car would jump forward. I took the car into the local Ford dealer and was told the throttle body was bad. They were very aware of the problems Ford was having with this part. It took over three months to repair because the part was not available. Ford did supply me with a full size rental car for the entire three months. Now three week s ago the same problem started. I again brought the car back to Ford and was told the Throttle body was again bad, they supplied a rental car and five days latter I had my car back. Now today two weeks after getting my car back, my car again started accelerating while stopped at a light with my foot on the brakes. I could not stop the car from going forward, and hit the truck in front of me. Not once but three times because the car keep accelerating until the vehicle actually stopped running. I can say I am thankful we were not the first car at the intercession because the accident could have been much worse, and I had three children in the car. Now Ford is in a hurry to pick up my vehicle from where it was towed, not sure I should let them.
#180 of 300 Re: 2007 Ford Freestyle throttle body [gmiller1225]
Aug 02, 2010 (7:52 pm)
so sorry to hear that you actually had an accident. That had to be frightening to you and the kids. Ford needs to step up to the plate and realize that replacing the TB is not getting at the heart of the problem.
#181 of 300 Re: 2005 Ford Freestyle throttle body [lcjesse]
Aug 03, 2010 (1:19 pm)
We too have had our throttle body replaced back in March. all was well until last week when on vacation after a 6 hour drive and on a very hot day the car all of a sudden started reving up at the stop light. The display showed FAIL SAFE MODE. I brought it into the dealer yesterday and they of course can not duplicate it or find any stored computer codes. We love the car but we cannot help to think about all the Toyota problems. The dealer assures us that we will still be able to shut of the car or select neutral if it ever happens again.
#182 of 300 Re: 2007 Ford Freestyle throttle body [gmiller1225]
Aug 03, 2010 (5:50 pm)
Ford Customer relations has sent me a survey to take and i intend on letting them know how concerned i am over this issue and am going to make them aware that i have just seen 2 reports of accidents due to "lurching" (your accident and then another on another forum. Would you mind if I just copied the "body" of your post (will not use your "name" at all). I think it would carry a lot of weight to have supporting documentation of the "recommended" repair being done twice and still you had the same problem and a wreck on top of that.
#183 of 300 Re: 2005 Ford Freestyle throttle body [dutchmg]
Aug 03, 2010 (6:16 pm)
I wish I could agree with Ford that you can turn the car off, but having been in this situation, I do not agree. This happens so fast and after weeks with no problem you are not expecting your car to accelerate on its own, you would have to know it was going to happen to get your car shut off in time.
#184 of 300 Re: 2007 Ford Freestyle throttle body [gmiller1225]
Aug 03, 2010 (10:08 pm)
Please report this to the NHTSA they have to recall the part or the vehicles and incidents like the one you had are the ones that prompt and investigation.
I'm glad you are fine.