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#237 of 255 Re: 2007 Ford Freestyle Transmission noise & replacement [davisrs41]
Apr 13, 2013 (5:47 am)
Alright.. time for decision.. Last night the transmission failed. I am continuously astonished on the number of people posting about this failure on the CVT transmission on these 2005-07 cars. Every week MANY new postings. Yes, I know that there is a transmission available for $7K... I did find a shop that will replace it for $5K. BUT just read another post that someone has already replaced the transmission after it was replaced. EVERYONE NEEDS TO CALL FORD IF THIS IS GOING TO MOVE ANYWHERE. I have printed out the Class Action Suit with comments and am heading up to the dealership to have a chat. First step is to see what Ford Dealership will give me for this car. I do not owe anything on this car and will wheel a deal on a standard transmission type Ford car if I feel I am getting a good deal. This is gonna take a lot of work on my part and I will not quit till I have gotten what I think is fair. Wish me luck. I'll keep you all posted on what happens with the dealer.
#238 of 255 Re: 2007 Ford Freestyle Transmission noise & replacement [ladyonamission]
Apr 22, 2013 (7:38 pm)
I share the same pain as many others with their Ford Freestlye transmissions. Today, I took my wife's 2005 Freestlye for an annual inspection and received a call from the ford service advisor. He stated that the car wouldn't pass the state inspection due to a cracked tranny support bracket, rear rotors need replaced and it going to need new brake pads. (Approx. $900.)
That's not the worst of it...He stated the tranny is whining and it's going to need replaced in the near future. So I asked how much is the replacement? His answer was $6000. I could not believe what he told me so told him not to do any service work and that I would pick up the car after work. This tranny replacement is B.S. I am going to call a Ford rep in Dearborn, Mi. tomorrow to file a complaint and hope that they can help me with this matter. By the way, the Freestyle has only 86k miles. This recall was neglected by Ford...
#239 of 255 Transmission Blow out of 2007 Ford Freestyle
May 16, 2013 (10:01 am)
I can see that Ford has been having issues with the transmission on the 2007 Ford Freestyles by the looks of all of the posts and other research I have been doing on the internet. Well this morining my transmission blow out the bottom of my car and there is a hole in the casing. I am the original owner and it has just over 100,000 miles. I was given a price of $5,500.00 to repair my car. Is Ford doing anything about this issue becaue there seems to be a lot of them.
#240 of 255 Re: Freestyle Transmission Failure [pegk]
May 16, 2013 (3:47 pm)
I have the same issue! At 60k I called my dealer to have the tranny serviced (as noted in my service manual) and I was told they changed that to 100k and to come back. Then I called to book a service at 100k and I was told that they've been advised not to open these and only to service if there are problems. Since the CVT was new and they are supposed to know what they are doing... I followed their advice. Since then I've learned about the cvt issues b/c mine started the noise in park and neutral. I took it to ford and told them there is a noise coming from my tranny. They gave it back to me with a bill for the inspection of $90 that confirmed 'a noise from transmission'. There option was $7000 for a Ford re-manufactured. When I said that was not affordable they suggested to drive it till it dies or go to a tranny shop that might be able to rebuild cheaper. I've since found that PARTS are not available.
My big question is.... Is there a class action in Canada yet? anyone have a link. I simply bought into there wonderful technology speech and followed their advice on not servicing it. Now my wife and kids are driving around in this till we need to call a tow??? FORD, you should be ashamed!!!
#241 of 255 Another 2005 Freestyle Transmission failure
Jun 25, 2013 (4:31 am)
We are having the same issue with our 2005 Ford Freestyle...and to make things a bit more complicated we shipped the car to Iceland (where we live) and nobody is able to fix it on this island! Have you had any response from Ford? I wanted to know if Ford has been taking any responsibilty on this before I contact our dealer in Massachussetts.
#242 of 255 Re: 2007 Ford Freestyle Transmission noise & replacement [ladyonamission]
Jun 25, 2013 (7:21 am)
We are starting to have the same problem with our 2005 Freestyle transmission and wanted to know what kind of reaction you got from the dealer?
Jun 25, 2013 (8:34 am)
To my knowledge there has not been any recalls on the CVT for 2005-07 Ford Freestyle. I was able to get mine repaired at the cost of $5000. I have saved all receipts in hoping some day I'll see my money come back to me.
#244 of 255 Yet Another 2006 Freestyle Transmission failure
Jun 26, 2013 (4:25 am)
Brought mine to the shop last week for a whining noise and SURPRISE, I need a new transmission... $6200 new, $4500 used. Paid less that $10,000 for the car in 2009; no way I'm dropping that kind of cash on a repair. It's a shame considering it only has 114,000 miles on it.
#245 of 255 CVT repair- decisions decisions
Jun 26, 2013 (6:01 am)
Agreed, tough decision to sink 6K into a car for a repair. We made the decision to repair based on our need for a 3rd car. Putting 6K in for a new CVT was a tough bill to pay, but we figured we knew this car well and didn't want to scrap it for a meer $2K to then put add'l money down on another used car that we didn't know about. The new transmission has a 3 year warranty with unlimited miles from Ford. It all just really stinks... I hope Ford would come to their senses and stand behind the product.
#246 of 255 Re: Freestyle Transmission Failure [neomajic]
Jul 18, 2013 (9:06 am)
I too have the same problems as thousands of others. tranny gone and they want alot of money. Is there a class action suit in canada. Help