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#314 of 420 Re: Ford Freestyle CVT Transmissions [gajedi]
Jun 30, 2011 (9:57 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 420 Re: Ford Freestyle CVT Transmissions [gajedi]
Jul 01, 2011 (8:09 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 420 Re: Ford Freestyle CVT Transmissions [bigmike204]
Jul 17, 2011 (3:42 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 420 Re: Ford Freestyle CVT Transmissions [cabhoney]
Jul 18, 2011 (11:24 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.
#319 of 420 Re: Ford Freestyle CVT Transmissions [sinder]
Jul 21, 2011 (5:28 pm)
My local dealer won't give me a break and wants to charge between 5-6k to fix. I also contacted Ford headquarters and they say they are talking to the dealer. Also reported it to the NHSTA for the lunging. I am going to let it sit at the dealer as long as I can, as they will hardly give me anything for a trade in.
#322 of 420 2005 FF in for Transmission surging
Jul 26, 2011 (10:06 am)
I just sent my info for the class action; we'll see how it goes. Thank you for posting the info.
The surging was a frightening and dangerous event, and I am pretty unhappy about hearing others have had the same problem. If I had not been searching the net for info on how my xmission works, I would have never found out that this problem is not limited to my vehicle (except for anecdotal evidence from local mechanics), as I'm sure Ford will not willingly confess it.
#323 of 420 Re: 2005 FF in for Transmission surging [mmisch1]
Jul 26, 2011 (12:42 pm)
I faxed in all my documentation and hopefully they will be able to move forward with the suit.
I was scared to death, as I was crossing a busy intersection when my transmission started to go. The car stopped for no reason, and I pushed the gas pedal more and more....steering at oncoming traffic. NOTHING ! I turned it off, I restarted the car, and it SURGED forward, with no control from me. The wrench light came on and the rest as they say...................is terrible customer service from FORD
If you know anyone else that has had this problem, please let them know about the attornies. I wish I had time to go through this entire forum, but I can't right now.