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Ford Freestyle, Transmission, SUV
May 22, 2012 (9:23 am)
Whoever you spoke to lied to you...you can checkout safecar.gov and file a complaint with the NHTSA.gov. Civil lawsuits have been filed...if your having problems please file a complaint...it's the only way a recall will ever get done. Good Luck!!
#386 of 420 PCM Module inside transmission?
May 28, 2012 (9:54 pm)
Help!! My 2007 Ford Freestyle was making a loud whining sound for quite awhile. Took it in to a shop and was told nothing wrong as no problems came up on their computer. Two days later, my car wouldn't start. There was no noise, no clicking (dead battery), nothing. But there was still power to my car!? Had it towed to the garage and again, they couldn't find any issue so thought it was the key. Tried the other key and the car started. Brought it home...next morning same thing. Now he thinks it is the PCM module but in order to replace it he has been told he has to basically tear the tranny apart? He's phoned transmission shops, 2 Ford dealerships and NO ONE seems to know how to change it or what should be done. Any and all ideas would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks
#387 of 420 freestyle transmission
Aug 27, 2012 (3:30 pm)
I have a 2007 freestyle with 95,000 km and the rpm's go really high and it seems to not change into higher gears, when I put it in neutral and rev engine it changes gears and is fine for another 20- 30 minutes and doesn't happen all the time. I took it to a local tranny shop and they couldn't find anything on the computer and suggested opening tranny and changing a filter and the fluid but, could not guarantee that it would solve the problem. They suggested might be best to rebuild transmission for $3,200. Anyone had the same problem and what solution did you get? The warranty on power train is 5 years or 100,000 km, I am 6 months past warranty.
Thanks for any suggestions.
#388 of 420 Re: freestyle transmission [wakeboardal]
Aug 31, 2012 (11:47 am)
I just took my car in for the wrench light coming on, the car not changing gears however when I turn the car off and restart, it goes away. They told me the code that came back was a P0942 which on the 2005 Ford Freestyles there was a service bulletin stating this was a computer issue. Ford stated that it needs a new hydraulic pressure unit however this part is no longer made therefore needs a refurbished transmission that will cost 5,600-7,000 dollars. I am shocked that you were told only 3,200 for a transmission?? Either way, I keep reading these same issues and seems that they don't really know the source of the problem whether its computer system or a part therefore they just recommend something with no guarantee it will work. Pretty expenisve part to replace to just see if that fixes the problem. Thanks!
#389 of 420 Transmission Ford Freestyle 2007
Oct 04, 2012 (5:45 pm)
I have an 2007 Ford Freestyle. Tranmission went out end of July. NO warning whats so ever. It is a CVT Transmission. Cost over $3000 to get it rebuilt and we were lucky it was able to get rebuilt. Then another light came on that threw a code for a Throttle Body... REALLY!!!! That is going to cost between $300-$600. Used to new.... Why keep putting money in this car when they are not made anymore and you can not get a fair amount when you try to trade in the car??? Also, Ford knows there is a problem with the CVT transmission.... RECALL THEM....
#390 of 420 Re: Ford Freestyle CVT Transmissions [steve_]
Nov 05, 2012 (7:25 pm)
I just came here to get some advice from other users. I own a ford freestyle 06 wagon I bought second hand from a private owner. Recently, I have started noticing that the car is not as efficient as it used to be.
2) My main issue is that when on the highway sometimes the car seems to not want to gove over 80km/h however when I pull over and retart the engine, everything seems to work fine. This is happening now more and more often as I use the car more often to commute.
3) Also, when the car in gear and I turn the steering, sometimes the car tries to lunge forward. For example, when I try to park inbetween cars in a busy lot, while manoeuvering the car to park, it simply lunges forward. A few times I have missed hitting other cars.
Can someone tell me what these issues might be ? I have read things about transmission but I honestly cant spend 3000 now on this car having bought it only for a few months ago for about 6.5000.
#391 of 420 Re: Ford Freestyle CVT Transmissions [gregthom99]
Nov 06, 2012 (8:03 am)
I have had a 2005 Freestyle since new. It now has 70,000+ miles. Few problems. Cleaning the throttle body or having someone clean it for you is the first step to solving the lunging problem. The engine management computer struggles with fuel and transmission adjustments when the throttle body is dirty. There are good "youtube" videos showing how to clean it without removing it from the engine. I cleaned mine around 60,000 miles when I was having hard start issues. I have only experienced the lunging a few times over the years, but none since I cleaned the throttle body. Good luck.
#393 of 420 Anyone else experience this?
Dec 06, 2012 (11:03 am)
I'm currently going round and round with Ford on a customer's car. All codes point to a faulty TCM which is in the Mechatronic unit. The car still has over a year left on the 8/80 emissions components which include PCM, TCM, etc... Everyone I've talked to with the dealership AND Ford has told me the TCM is not covered until I show them in their warranty manual that it is. After submitting a warranty claim, Ford denies it because they are claiming that part is the valve body which isn't a covered part rather than the TCM which is. The truth is that it's BOTH, and they are conveniently hiding behind that fact to avoid paying the claim. Advice anybody? Am I going to have to sue?
#394 of 420 Re: Anyone else experience this? [usedcarguy]
Dec 06, 2012 (3:22 pm)
I would take the vehicle to a different dealership. As a customer have them decode the problem the vehicle is having. It is probably worth the diagnostic fee. If they find the TCM bad and it is under warranty voila! I had a Freestyle since new for 72,000 miles. I had few problems. Through my reading forums I believe alot of the transmission problems are related to a dirty throttle body. Apparently a dirty throttle body sends bad info to the TCM which screws up the transmission. Good luck.