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Ford Freestyle, Transmission, SUV
Oct 07, 2008 (3:35 am)
My freestyle went in for the 4th time. The first time the codes didn't jive with the problem of the car not moving. The second time the tranny was worked on and a seal was shredded. The third time the torque converter was rebuilt. The last time, the tranny was completely rebuilt under Ford's blessing. The dealer had the car for 3 weeks, because Ford wanted the dealer to try and capture the problem. It's been a month now and there seems to be ratcheting sound at low speeds- 25 mph and less. Guess what, the car is going back in. There's no light at this time, but the dealer wants the car to check on the noise.
Previously, I only had problems at low speeds. The light would come on and there was a lack of power.
#158 of 422 Re: 2006 Update [drewmimi]
Oct 07, 2008 (4:15 am)
It would seem that when there is trouble with the transmission on these Ford has no experience repairing them and they aren't very sucessful. Good luck with yours.
#159 of 422 Re: Wrench Light - Check Transmission message [bellaspop]
Oct 07, 2008 (2:48 pm)
Look under the Emissions Warranty which runs for 80,000 miles to see if your part is covered there. There are quite a few modules that are covered.
#160 of 422 Re: Wrench Light - Check Transmission message [bobw3]
Oct 10, 2008 (6:47 am)
Thank bobw3, its worth a try.
#161 of 422 Re: Wrench Light - Check Transmission message [rmcwilliams]
Oct 10, 2008 (6:53 am)
Thanks for taking the time. Unfortuantely the 05 has a 3/36,000 as standard coverage and I didn't opt for extending. Guess I was hoping I wouldn't jinx myself It looks like with parts and labor it's going to be about $1300.00 Ford customer service was no help. But, I guess if you don't pay for extra coverage you don't get extra coverage.
Oct 10, 2008 (6:30 pm)
Right before I took the Freestyle in to the dealer, I was accelerating in traffic a very loud bang occurred. At first I thought someone had run into my car. Then I realized the engine had over revved and then the tranny engaged with a bang. Of course when I looked at the dash, the yellow wrench light was on.
I've informed the dealer that it's time for Ford to step up. So hopefully we can come to an agreement without invoking the lemon law.
#163 of 422 Re: Update. [drewmimi]
Oct 13, 2008 (5:01 pm)
Good luck with Ford. They turned me back to the dealership and said it would be their call as to whether I could get my car fixed at no/little cost out of pocket. In these financial times I coudn't find anyone ( 2 closest dealerships) who could charge me money based on my warranty coverage but were willing to opt not to. Can't really blame them but only 57k miles. I was hoping to have the car for 200k! Icontinue to check back to see how your story plays out. Good Luck.
#164 of 422 Re: Update. [bellaspop]
Oct 14, 2008 (2:23 pm)
With only 28,000, it's still under warranty, but now I can't trust the car. In Iowa, the lemon law qualifies the first 24,000 with the first owner. I surpassed that by 887 miles. Also the car is upside down, so I doubt even if Ford offered me the moon, I wouldn't come out ahead.
#165 of 422 Re: Update. [drewmimi]
Oct 15, 2008 (1:51 pm)
Yeah I can empathize with the trust issue. I've had to bum a few rides over the past two weeks and everyone says buying any car is a crapshoot. I kept reading about how Ford was making such and effort to improve the quality of their vehicles... We're going to cut our losses and start shopping this weekend - for a Honda. I commute 50 miles round trip daily and I take my two daughters to school as part of my trip. We need a car that's going to hold up for more than 57,000 miles!
Again I wish you the best.
Oct 16, 2008 (5:48 pm)
Ford has decided to replace the transmission.
Apparently the 2005 & 2006 CVT had issues, where the later versions seem to be holding up. Anxiously awaiting a "fixed" car!!