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#179 of 255 2005 Ford Freestyle
Sep 17, 2010 (5:09 pm)
Thank you for telling me about the NHTSA website. I have a Ford 2005 Freestyle when last year at 42,000 miles a rod slipped in the transmission, literally causing it to explode. I found pieces of the transmission on the road way. The dealer said he had never seen anything like it. Thank goodness I was only going 30 mph when it happened! Ford would not pay a dime towards the repairs since I was out of warranty at the time it occurred. I am still upset that I was required to pay approximately $5,500 for a new transmission and to repair the damage caused to other parts in the engine from the transmission exploding. I filed a complaint on the NHTSA website, at least it is some sort of action.
#180 of 255 Re: 2005 Ford Freestyle [jsal2]
Sep 20, 2010 (2:58 pm)
I wish the government would do like they did for Toyota with the recalls. what a shame ford. i found out that there were many faulty parts that ford put on cvt's that are making all this problems with just need a attorney willing to do a class action lawsuit like the saturn vue.
#181 of 255 NHTSA FREESTYLE TRANSMISSION FAILURE
Sep 20, 2010 (3:07 pm)
I JUST REPORTED THE ISSUE LETS GET EVERYONE TO DO IT IS EASY.
#182 of 255 Re: Class Action Law Suit [bobw3]
Sep 20, 2010 (3:20 pm)
You are right about this but how about ford putting parts that were defective into this transmissions? they had a bunch of parts taken out the shelfs for problems and discarded.
#183 of 255 Re: NHTSA FREESTYLE TRANSMISSION FAILURE [dominicano51]
Sep 20, 2010 (3:55 pm)
It is easy and I've already been contacted twice by NHTSA for further information. Let's flood them with complaints.
#184 of 255 Freestyle Throttle Problem
Oct 24, 2010 (6:25 pm)
Look at the Freestyle Recall topic in this forum. I filed a complaint with the NHTSA about my 2007 Freestyle lunging and have posted the name and contact information of the investigator that contacted me for more information.
#185 of 255 Re: CVT Problems [kdib]
Jan 12, 2011 (8:11 am)
What state AG contacted Ford? My 2007 Ford Freestyle was delivered in January, 2007. In March 2008, the transmission went and the DEALER had the Freestyle the end of May, 2008. the DEALER told me that "PEOPLE" were flown in from "Detroit." Then, in August, 2009, the transmission went on the Mass Pike. I called the DEALER and I was told that it was my responsibility because the car was out of warranty, but the new transmission only had 11,000 miles on it. (As an aside, no one was at the dealership that I had any contact with when the transmission went in 2008. I called Ford. I was told that this was not a "Ford problem" because it was not fixed by Ford, but rather by the "transmission shop around the corner." I am outraged!!!
#186 of 255 Re: CVT Problems [irisht66]
Jan 12, 2011 (8:28 am)
I am in Maryland, but using the AG didn't help any even with the car still under Warranty.
#187 of 255 Transmission/Gauge Problem on 2005 Freestyle SEL
Feb 18, 2011 (1:10 pm)
Okay....does anyone else have the problem of gauges dropping out and taking the transmission with it? I was on the highway the other day, just hit 55 mph when all of my gauges when totally black and my transmission jumped into neutral. I immediately pulled off the road. I killed the engine and started back up and it was fine. Gauges came back. Weird. We have had gauge drop out problems within a year of buying the thing back in 2009. About 8 months ago, the transmission started jerking when the gauges would go black. We just didn't have the money to have it looked at. Guess what our tax return will be spent on this year? You guessed it, car repairs!
#188 of 255 Freestyle Fixed
Feb 18, 2011 (5:59 pm)
I totally fixed my Freestyle (2005 SE CVT). I traded it in.