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#159 of 240 I've hit 90K
Jul 08, 2010 (2:15 pm)
My 2006 Freestyle just hit 90K miles, and alas, the transmission is failing! The car would lurch when I put it in gear, even with my foot on the brake. Three days ago, it happened every time I put the car in gear. Then, both check engine and wrench indicator light went on. Car would not go over 25,even though RPM high. I urge all of you who have this problem to report it to the NHSTA. It is a safety issue; Ford needs to acknowledge it, and they need to give us help.
#160 of 240 Throttle body replacement
Jul 13, 2010 (7:07 am)
I purchased a brand new 2007 ford freestyle and now after 72,000 miles and many other problems that I had to fix on my own because I didn't purchase the warranty, I had to take it today to the dealership because of the Throttle Body that needs to be replaced. This will cost me about $1,000.00. My car is accelerating on it's own, the wrench light comes on after the acceleration, and I loose power all together. I am forced to shut off the vehicle, wait a couple of minutes and start the car back on. Just imagine this situation on a busy highway...
The only way we can make sure the dealer fixes this problem is to call the Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 1-888-327-4236 and file a complaint. After they review the complaint they have the authority to request that the Dealer issues a recall and fix the issues. I just did this myself and it took me about 20 minutes, however, a case number was sent to me immediately. If we all take 20 minutes of our time, we can have Ford fix these problems and who knows? maybe even save somebody's life...
#161 of 240 just over 44,000
Jul 28, 2010 (6:30 am)
My transmission has been whining alittle and has slipped a few times. I took it to a shop and they said the transmission is going to have to be replaced. The car is only a 07!!! It also has brake problems, the cruise control has stopped working and my brake lights are staying on.... Taking it in to the dealer tomorrow.
#162 of 240 Re: I've hit 90K [momf]
Aug 02, 2010 (4:49 pm)
Well, your description sounds just like the problem I had which was diagnosed as a throttle body. The part to repair it is on national backorder and no date for acquisition is available.
Some of the posts I've read on a number of forums suggest having the throttle body cleaned instead of repaired. I have asked my dealer about that, but his response was that my part is broken and can't be cleaned. How am I to know?
#163 of 240 Re: I've hit 90K [rosierebel]
Aug 02, 2010 (8:00 pm)
take it to an independant mechanic and have it looked at. Also consider finding a shop that does Fuel INDUCTION service. Research it. I had it done at the recommendation of another owner who had the "lurching problem" and seems to have worked. Only hope it will not be too late for your vechicle.
#164 of 240 Re: I've hit 90K [lcjesse]
Aug 04, 2010 (11:43 am)
I took my car to the dealer and was told I needed a throttle body replacement. Also told that the part was on national backorder and only three were available. After four days on the phone with Ford motors in Detroit, alas a part became available! According to the service manager, there are parts with different part numbers but the same engineering number. I let them replace the part, and new spark plugs, boots, and a mounting bracket. $1500 later, I had my car back. It seems OK now, but I am very nervous. rosierebel...please file a complaint at the NHSTA website...there are already over 200 complaints for the same issue. Ford must own up to the problem and start a recall.
#166 of 240 Re: I've hit 90K [momf]
Aug 12, 2010 (8:45 am)
I am having the same problem with my 2007 ford freestyle wrench and check engine, transmission light comes on. car stalls and also launches with foot on brake. has anyone figured out what the problem is. is there a recall?
#167 of 240 Re: I've hit 90K [wburkett]
Aug 12, 2010 (2:08 pm)
The problem is with the throttle body. It needs to be replaced. The part is on a national backorder, so obviously many people are having this problem. Please call Ford Motor Co. and file a complaint with the NHTSA. It is not a recall item but needs to be. The NHTSA is investigating.
#168 of 240 Re: I've hit 90K [wburkett]
Aug 12, 2010 (7:53 pm)
I believe tne problem is two-fold. I had similar problems and after researching this forum and another one (myfordfreestyle.com) and reading about the delays in getting a throttle body was very discouraged. I found 1 onwer who was told he needed Fuel Induction (google it) which is basically using pressurized chemicals to clean out the fuel injection system and inter-related parts. He had it done and has driven 30K w/o any more problems. That cost him less that $300, I found a local shop here (in B'ham) that did it (after i had taken the car to Ford and was told it was the Throttle Body, they would try to find one and that my car was "unsafe to drive" til part was replaced). It cost me $125 for the service and it has been 2 weeks since i had it done and my car has not "lurched" once. I think the diagnostic tests point to the Throttle body because the throttle body cannot get enough air to work properly. Please check it out and give someone else your hard earned money, not Ford. I have read where at least 2 people got new Throttle Bodies and w/in 3 months had the problems re-occur.