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#309 of 437 Re: Another '07 FS CVT problem... [gajedi]
Jun 16, 2011 (11:58 am)
I'm beginning to think that I'm the only one with a 2005 Freestyle that has not had transmission trouble. We have two of them - bought new in June 2005 -with about 130,000 on each and the CVT's have never been serviced. Still knocking about 22.2 MPH for mixed driving.
I do plan, however, to have it towed to the dealer for trade in on another vehicle when the CVT does go out. Doesn't make much sense to but $6,000 into a car with this many miles.
Not on this exact subject, but I had a 1992 Ford F150 with about 100M when the dealer serviced the transmission. The transmission AND rear end went out within 2,000 miles. Coincidence?
#310 of 437 Re: Another '07 FS CVT problem... [stickman4]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 16, 2011 (12:26 pm)
The transmission AND rear end went out within 2,000 miles. Coincidence?
Maybe not, at least on the transmission. If you had it power flushed (and maybe even "engine" flushed), gunk could have gotten stirred up.
I only do a simple drain and fill, and only rarely.
Good post about the issue:
amigo_john, "Isuzu Trooper" #8070, 30 Jun 2003 7:46 am
Another aside, seems like a lot of Nissan Murano owners have also had CVT problems. Caulk it up to newer technology?
Jun 22, 2011 (12:09 pm)
We bought an 06 model of this car, and I personally along with the rest of my family hate it. I was against it from the start because, I'm a big chevy/ GMC guy. But my opinion didn't count because my parents were buying the car. After 99,000 miles the cars Torque Converter went out. This was a 2200$ fix. Then 6 months later at 114,000 miles the cars CVT transmission went out. This is a 5800$ fix. Now Ford couldn't give a rats ass about us. Neither do the dealers. The car is only worth 8100$ I would not buy this car.
#312 of 437 Re: Ford Freestyle CVT Transmissions [steve_]
Jun 27, 2011 (1:48 pm)
I purchased a 06 Ford Freestyle back in January 2011, and just recently started having trouble with the throttle/transmission. In drive it will lunge forward and in reverse it lunges and sometimes the "wrench" light will come on and it will cut off and then when I start it back up it runs fine and then it will repeat itself not often but it's beginning to become bothersome, so have an official recall been issued?
#313 of 437 Re: Ford Freestyle CVT Transmissions [chelley35]
Jun 27, 2011 (6:23 pm)
I had those same symptoms with our 2007 FS at about 75,000 miles. Turned out to be a bad throttle body... Open and check the air filter housing for any deris... Luckily, the EasyCare covered the repair. Wish it were so for the tranny that just started to fail at 102K... Just 2000 past the end of the term, and only 9K after the dealer did the CVT service (supposedly!)...
#314 of 437 Re: Ford Freestyle CVT Transmissions [gajedi]
Jun 30, 2011 (8:57 pm)
I have a used 2007 i just bought. Had for a few months and it was been great. Tonight I was waiting in a drive thru line and had it ideling with the brake on and i noticed it started to surge a little. I got out of kine and parked. I noticed the wrench light was on. I turned off the car for a couple of minutes and the light never came back on and it hasn't surged again yet. Is the start of horrible things? Can I prevent it from getting worse? What is my next best move?
#315 of 437 Re: Ford Freestyle CVT Transmissions [gajedi]
Jul 01, 2011 (7:09 am)
well... i just got rid of mine. it had 97,000 miles on it. it was a 2007. it had 2 new throttle bodies, a new transmission, and the rear brakes had been replaced 3 times. good luck to all who own these pieces of junk. they are not worth anything when you trade them in. and, i had to before something else went wrong with it. 1st recall replacement on the brakes at 30,000. 1st throttle body at 50,000. rear brakes again at 70,000. brand new transmission which turned out to be rebuilt because ford doesn't make them anymore at 75,019... yeah barely missed the extended warranty. 2nd throttle body at 80,000. 3rd rear brakes at 92,000. and the car had started making some strange noises when i traded it in.
#317 of 437 Re: Ford Freestyle CVT Transmissions [bigmike204]
Jul 17, 2011 (2:42 pm)
Oh my gosh! Mind did the exact same thing! I noticed the last few weeks it was lunging every once and awhile, but dismissed it as me being paranoid. Then the other day, that wrench light came on. I also bought mine used and have had it 8 months. It has 50k miles. Drove it to the dealer and they lifted the hood and said, "Ma'am, you've really got something bad wrong with your car." That was Thursday and so tommorow I might hear what is wrong. I loved my car up to this point, but after reading this forum, it's very sad.
#318 of 437 Re: Ford Freestyle CVT Transmissions [cabhoney]
Jul 18, 2011 (10:24 am)
Oh NO !! I hope it is not your transmission. And if it is, I sure hope you are still under warranty.
ftr....I received a message Friday from an attorney that has a class action suit against Ford for another issue. He wants to discuss THIS transmission issue. I be calling him tomorrow and will post any information.
I would LOVE to see FORD be held accountable.