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Ford Freestyle, Transmission, SUV
#396 of 422 Re: Anyone else experience this? [soarneagle]
Dec 16, 2012 (8:52 am)
I had a 2005 Freestyle fwd since new. Drove 72,000 miles. Cleaned throttle body myself. Only problem was hard starting that's why I did the throttle body cleaning. I only experienced the "lurch/surge" issue a few times. Recently sold vehicle. Anyway I received the Ford letter. It says they may reimburse for the repairs related to the dirty throttle body which sent "bad" info to computer which eventually may damage the transmission. Also causes the "surge/lurching" issue. The only other thing I can add is I only use "Top Tier" gasolines in my vehicles. They are suppose to have more cleaners in them. Don't know if it makes any difference or not. Good luck!
#397 of 422 Re: Anyone else experience this? [hault]
Dec 16, 2012 (5:05 pm)
When did you receive a letter from Ford? I'd sure like to receive one. I had to have mine replaced right after the CVT transmission went out.
#398 of 422 Re: Anyone else experience this? [cabhoney]
Dec 18, 2012 (5:56 am)
I also received my letter from Ford yesterday, right after I read this. I paid over 600 to have mine done a year ago August. I'm taking the letter and my receipt today to the dealer and I hope to get reimbursed for the full amount.
#399 of 422 CVT repair reimbursement!
Dec 18, 2012 (3:34 pm)
Now if they'd do the same thing they did for the throttle body, for the CVT Transmission issues we would all be satisfied! I'm not giving up the CVT issues is $1000s of dollars to fix, and I'd love to be reimbursed for that repair also!!
#400 of 422 Re: Anyone else experience this? [hault]
Dec 18, 2012 (8:46 pm)
I experienced this exact thing. Researched it, filed complaint with NHTSA, took it to dealership. They said I needed a new throttle body. I asked about cleaning and they said it wouldn't fix the problem. Got a letter from ford this weekend acknowledging the problem and saying they'd pay or reimburse to clean the throttle body. I took the letter to the dealer and they said reimbursement is for cleaning only, not replacement, a solution they said wouldn't work. Either ford is recommending an inadequate fix or the dealer ripped me off. Either way I'm very unhappy about this.