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Ford Freestyle, Transmission, SUV
#190 of 240 Re: Freestyle help! [loveourgolden]
Feb 21, 2011 (1:08 am)
Our Freestyle (New, 2006 and about 55,000) did the same thing. My wife met a old friend of her's at our dealership (who she doesn't keep in contact with) about what it had been doing. She said she had the same problem with their's.
Her husband was looking to sue, but we've never talked to them again so I don't know how that went. At that chance meeting, she said that she had been told that it was related to how the transmission had been maintained. She her self even said then, means to what she was told, since we had purchased the 5 year, 75,000 mile maintenance plain, (were the dealership takes care on all maintenance on our Freestyle for that time) we may not have that problem as bad.
She was right. Our dealer (Allstate Ford in Louisville, Ky) said that couldn't fix something that wasn't broken when they look at it. They also said they didn't know of any such problem (I don't know how true that may be). They did say that they would give it a very good look over right before our (which is what will come first) 5 Years expire.
I am very happy with Allstate, so much so that we now take our 99 Taurus there to have all of it's maintenance taken care of there.
As far as I'm concerned; The only problem with our Freestyle is, it isn't a Flex. Other than that, I would buy it all over again.
Retired from Ford Motor Co. (Hourly worker)
Now I am working at Lowe's and Loving it. It's a great place to work (well, at least it is when you know you don't have to work).
#191 of 240 Re: Transmission/Gauge Problem on 2005 [bbussey]
Feb 28, 2011 (10:11 am)
The radio doesn't go, but the air conditioner will. When the gauges drop out without taking anything with it (Rare occasion) they do click and pop. I have it in the shop right now with someone looking into it. One place said it sounded like the control module and refused to even look at it and see if that really was the problem. If this place can't find anything I will do as you suggest with the battery. It may need a new battery and cables.
#192 of 240 To bbusset
Feb 28, 2011 (5:28 pm)
Heard back from the shop earlier today. I will have to take it back to the dealership. The instrument cluster is going out and has to be replaced (which it seems only the dealership can do, imagine that). The dealership said that the worst case scenario would cost me about $650 installed. Bye-bye anniversary trip!
#193 of 240 Re: Transmission/Gauge Problem on 2005 Freestyle SEL [sowen8]
Mar 04, 2011 (11:21 pm)
We have the same problem. It is not the alternator I know that for sure as we had ours replaced since and it did not fix it! What a piece of S**T!!
Mar 04, 2011 (11:22 pm)
Let me know if that fixes the problem. PLEASE!!
#195 of 240 ford freestyle 2007 85,000 miles
May 06, 2011 (6:31 am)
Went the whole winter, the car was ok. still sounds like an airplane taking off. Car is stalling when I turn the wheel. What is Ford waiting for, a serious accident for a recall. too many problems with this car.
May 20, 2011 (2:38 pm)
That no one has commented on the recent news that the NTSB is opening an investigation of the FS throttle body and unintended acceleration...
#198 of 240 Re: I've hit 90K [lcjesse]
Aug 01, 2011 (8:56 am)
Thank you for taking the time to post this. It has worked for me so far.
#199 of 240 2007 Ford Freestyle Transmission DONE at 55K
Aug 01, 2011 (7:01 pm)
Mine started with a small sound when in park. I took it to my mechanic and he said it was probably a bearing in the transmission that would eventually need to be fixed. A month later mine started the lunging (mainly when it was really hot out) sometimes it would die, the wrench light would come on. If I turned it off and started it again the problem went away. Today I was driving and my RPM's started acting weird. I pulled in the driveway and that little transmission noise was constant. I tried to drive it to see what would happen and now my RPM's will not shift at all. I cannot even drive it and it only has 55K miles on it. This car is a piece of CRAP!