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#179 of 300 Re: 2007 Ford Freestyle throttle body
Aug 02, 2010 (4:19 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 (6:52 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 (12:19 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 (4:50 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 (5:16 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 (9:08 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.
#185 of 300 Re: More Freestyle Throttle Body Malfunctions [alexapf]
Aug 04, 2010 (3:51 pm)
My wife and I got our 2006 FS Limited in early April. We bought it from our local dealership where we were assured it was a solid vehicle (naturally). It first malfunctioned in on 7-19 when we were out of town at the 80K mile mark. Found the local Ford dealership where we were and got it diagnosed as the throttle body. They reset the fault and we made it home without incident. That night I found this forum. The next day I went to the local dealership where we bought the Freestyle, and the service department there confirmed the problems people are having and suggested that I contact Ford Costumer Care. I called Ford and they said "they could not pursue the issue farther until they had a diagnostic report from the "home" dealership". We thought this was ridiculous. We have filed complaints with NHTSA, the Better Business Bureau, our State Attorney Generals Office. How many complaints will NHTSA need in order to pressure Ford. As of 7-20 when I called them they told me they had 26 complaints with this issue. It is really wrong of Ford not to take action on this issue. Does anyone know the full scope of the issue, in terms of how many Freestyle/ 500's were produced vs. throttle body complaints?
#186 of 300 Re: More Freestyle Throttle Body Malfunctions [kberly531]
Aug 05, 2010 (10:45 am)
just got car back, it took three weeks, cost $780. I will be emailing Ford and complaining but I will give my dealership rave reviews they gave me a loaner to use the whole time.
#187 of 300 Re: Throttle Control- Please HELP!!!! [jeanie4]
Aug 05, 2010 (8:52 pm)
I have a 2007 Ford Freestyle that started lurching like the others I have read about in this post. I have been told that the throttle body is on back order, it has been nearly one month. The have not told me about the problems so many people are having with this part. They are saying it will take $700 dollars to fix. This is awful that they would charge to fix a defective part. I have two more years to pay on this car and can't drive becuase it is not safe. What do they expect people to do. I will never buy another Ford.
#188 of 300 Re: EGR?? [davkat1]
Aug 08, 2010 (1:10 pm)
My wife and I purchased a Ford Freestyle from a Birmingham, AL dealership after having trouble with our 3 year old Ford Explorer. What dealership did you have trouble with and how was it resolved? Any advise you could give would be greatly appreciated.