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Ford Freestyle, Transmission, SUV
#338 of 420 2007 freestyle transmission noise at 69000 miles
Aug 02, 2011 (2:18 am)
first,i took it to a transmission shop,been told its a bearing noise and i have to take it to the dealer coz they dont fix cvt,so i went to dealer and the funny thing is that after they made me pay $200 to diagnose it,they said its the input shaft bearing and they dont carry parts for that type of transmission so the whole transmission has to be replaced at a cost around $7000.what kind of crap is this? no parts! why they diagnose it at first place and made me lose $200?it was obvious that the noise was coming from the transmission.And is it acceptable that ford motor company dont provide parts for transmission,why they sell this kind of junk? and why do we have to be responsible? it looks like am not the only one to complain about that issue,what should be done ? its not fair.
#339 of 420 Re: Ford freestyle. [sinder]
Aug 04, 2011 (1:45 pm)
Hey I'm with you ours has 62k and the same thing happened to us. Did Ford provide any assitance? We can't belie it went out at 2k over the warranty. Not sure if we should let the dealer fix it.
#340 of 420 Re: Ford freestyle. [07freestyle]
Aug 04, 2011 (2:26 pm)
I got lucky because I was at 56K miles. They told me I was within the Fords powertrain warranty which is 60K miles or 5 years. I was at 56K and my 5 years will end next April. The dealership traded it in as nothing was wrong since Ford will fix it and I got a Navigator. I could have gotten it fixed myself, but this seems to be an ongoing problem and would probably just happen again so I got rid of it before I reached my 60K and was stuck with it. I hope they figure someone out soon for those of you over 60K miles.
Aug 05, 2011 (1:21 pm)
I've gone ahead and filed a complaint with the NHTSA and the class action suit. Everybody needs to do the same. There is only about 250 complaints on the NHTSA; we need to have a lot more to get anything done.
My vehicle "lurches" when it is hot; and you go from 'park' to any drive gear. Even with the brake pedal depressed; it'll 'jump' or 'lurch' while the engine revs up. Then the wrench light comes on.
#342 of 420 Re: Lurching" [robcook1]
Aug 06, 2011 (4:12 pm)
My car is doing the same thing and this is the 4th transmission issues I have had since 2008 (3 just since dec 2010). The first in 2008 which ford replaced under warranty (not sure if it was replaced with a new one). The second was replaced in Dec 2010 but with a used one which only lasted for 28 days and then the business that supplied this transmission replaced it because it was less than 30 days purchased (under their business warranty). I am now having problems with it again. The lundging fwd and now the wrench sign is on. I am taking it to a dealer on monday but I already know that it is transmission issues again. This car is making me sick from stress. I have tried to trade it in but the book value of the vehicle is low (max is $6000) due to ford no longer making the vehicle. Parts are hard to find for it. I would never advise anyone to buy a ford as they would not assist me at all during any of my transmission problems.
#343 of 420 Transmission & Lurching
Aug 11, 2011 (1:23 pm)
We are having the lurching issue as well on super hot days, the dealer claims there is nothing wrong.
We had to have our transmission replaced at 78,000 miles, we had purchased the extended warranty, but it was only good until 75,000 miles. Ford was very unhelpful through this process, kept saying that his was an issue that they were shocked by, like we were the only ones experiencing this problem.
I did file a complaint with the NHTSA. Hoping they can do something regarding both issues.
#344 of 420 Re: Ford freestyle. [sinder]
Sep 08, 2011 (1:45 pm)
I'm having the whine problem with my 06 freestyle awd to the extent that I've traded on a new Subaru Forester. Ford service said no parts are available and a new tranny would would be $7K plus. What gets me is that I had the lurch and rev problem as well as the falling into 'failsafe' mode issues last year, along with the same whine. I paid about $700 Canadian for a new throttle control module and everything was fine. I even went to Florida and back. Now the whine has returned with a vengance. I had the same service dept run the computer check on my car and it comes back clean. However, why did changing the module fix the whining before? I'm thinking there is some sort of feedback issue with the computer programming for the throttle control module that may be causing the transmission wear. Pure speculation on my part but, while I realize correlation is not necessarily causation, the parallel issue and fix the first time is bothersome. Not to mention that my wife is in full-flight conspiracy mode regarding Ford on this issue. (Notice we didn't buy another Ford.) FYI I have 190 thousand kilometres on the car and have loved it dearly and hate to part with it. The potential safety issue is such though, that I won't keep it to give to my sons to drive.
#345 of 420 Re: Ford freestyle. [wildstone]
Sep 08, 2011 (1:47 pm)
I forgot to mention I found the problem to be temperature sensitive too, hotter the day, louder the whine.
#346 of 420 Re: Lurching" [snoop3]
Sep 10, 2011 (8:19 pm)
So regarding my last post the transmission has gone again while on holidays. Sad and so stressful. so now i have a car without a transmission, a car loan on that care and Ford Motors Canada is telling me that they no longer make the CVT transmission so I cant get one and that they are sorry that such a thing has happened to me but they cannot help me. We have tried every where (incl ebay) for a used one with no luck and that might be because of all the other people having the same transmission problems. I have asked W5 (Canada's largest private broadcaster) to investigative this issue for me. No company should have the ability to build something that cannot be fixed. Ford should have had to recall when they knew there was a problem instead of discontinuing the car and the parts. I feel robbed!
#347 of 420 Re: Lurching" [snoop3]
Sep 10, 2011 (8:38 pm)
So sorry for you! All of us on here can relate. There are no new transmissions out there, they only rebuild them somehow and then charge a butt load of money for it. Getting your broadcaster involved may really be a good thing! Hope you have some more positive results.