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Ford Freestyle, SUV
#76 of 300 Lemon Laws invoked?...Re: 2006 Freestyle lots of problems [jrmust]
Sep 16, 2008 (9:37 am)
At a certain point, I'd think you could invoke the Lemon Laws in your state (assuming U.S.A; don't know about other places). They vary by state. With the Lemon Laws, Ford buys your vehicle at the retail used car price. After replacing a bunch of sensors and parts over much time, I would think you could do that.
If you have any luck with Lemon Laws, then let me know. Google it and put in your state, or call the Better Business Bureau and they can direct you.
#77 of 300 fuel tank issues
Sep 16, 2008 (9:44 am)
The dealership has advised me that they are replacing a wiring harness to take care of the problem between dispersing fuel between the two tanks. Does this make any sense when looking at the diagram?
#78 of 300 Re: fuel tank issues [godsmyt]
Sep 16, 2008 (8:37 pm)
There is a part # 14A007 electrical connnector attached to the transfer fuel pump, and a 14A464 electrical connector on the main fuel pump. They are probably replacing one or both of those. It is possible they are right about doing this. Interestingly, to pull those connectors and wiring, they have to remove a fuel tank shield cover under the 2nd row seats and actually pull up the fuel pumps from inside the vehicle. (On most cars I think you put the vehicle on a lift and drop the gas tank down, but not ours.) Sounds like a 1-hour labor charge (not sure).
#79 of 300 fuel pump problems
Sep 17, 2008 (6:40 pm)
Well, after replacing the wiring harness I had my car back for less than 24 hours....gas gauge reached 1/4 tank and dropped to empty. Wonder what they will try now?
#80 of 300 Re: fuel pump problems [godsmyt]
Sep 17, 2008 (8:35 pm)
Maybe they will try to replace the fuel transfer pump itself, as it could have some internal flaw which causes it to not respond to control inputs. Hope its under warranty or extended warranty. I got a third-party extended warranty that I hope I don't have to test to see if they pay up and cooperate.
#81 of 300 Re: 2006 Freestyle lots of problems [leo44]
Sep 18, 2008 (8:23 am)
My mass air flow sensor was completely changed. Did not fix the problem. Back at dealer awaiting a technician from Ford.
#82 of 300 Re: 2006 Freestyle lots of problems [coldcranker]
Sep 18, 2008 (8:25 am)
Throttle sensor part number that was changed was 5F9Z9F836BA. not sure exactly what it is but no matter. Didin't fix the problem.
#83 of 300 Re: Lemon Laws invoked?...Re: 2006 Freestyle lots of problems [coldcranker]
Sep 18, 2008 (8:28 am)
Lemon Laws in the state of Virginia only apply to new vehicles under 18,000 miles or if a dealer refuses to work on it. I bought it used with 28,000 miles. So I'm SOL in that department. But thanks for checking.
#84 of 300 Re: 2006 Freestyle lots of problems [jrmust]
Sep 18, 2008 (2:57 pm)
jrmust, The info on part numbers I have show a different number for the Throttle Body Assembly (which includes an integral position sensor inside).
This kind of exasperating repeat parts replacement mystery problem happened to me in 1995 on a Dodge Intrepid. The dealership replaced a bunch of electronic sensors and actuator parts, and then we finally found out the EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) system was kaput. This ended the sudden-stalling issues I was having.
I don't blame dealerships for having such a hard time finding the Freestyle's problem, since sometimes all you can do is keep replacing parts. The OBDII diagnostic software system in the engine computer has software that runs around the car and checks voltage ranges and sensor/actuator operational behavior in an active manner, and it usually isolates and nails down the issue.
#85 of 300 07 SEL engine shuts down
Jun 14, 2009 (4:54 am)
We just got 07 SEL FWD 74k my wife on a trip called me and said engine shuts down clock reset to 12:00 can someone help is it elec or mech ?