Last post on Oct 27, 2013 at 6:32 PM
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Ford Freestyle, Transmission, SUV
#407 of 437 Freestyle Shifting Problems
Feb 02, 2013 (12:20 pm)
I have a 2007 Ford Freestyle. It has less than 50,000 miles on it. I've read a lot about the lunging problems and thankfully this is not something I have experienced with my car. However, during the winter, if the driving conditions are very snowy, snow covered roads....my car does not shift properly. It will accelerate to about 20mph and then "clunk" and downshift. Then again after accelerating to near 40mph it will do it again and the wrench and engine light come on. This never happens in dry, hot, wet or any other kind of weather. Restarting the car will reset the wrench (engine light stays on). Anyone else having a problem like this? We did get the throttle body "recall" but have not had that done yet as our problem doesn't really sound like what others are experiencing.
Feb 05, 2013 (8:13 am)
I am having exact same issue you describe with my 2005- I did get the throttle body work done.... so not sure what is going on...
Feb 06, 2013 (9:14 am)
We got this vehicle September 2011. We had the throttle replaced a month later and by July 2012 the transmission was gone. So this vehicle has been parked since then, while we continue to pay on it every month. Pretty crappy when you have to worry about your husband being deployed and not having a car. When is Ford going to fix this?!
#410 of 437 Re: TRANSMISSION & THROTTLE BODY PROBLEM BEGINS IN THE MAIN COMPUTER [pbay]
Feb 07, 2013 (12:03 pm)
For pbay. I know your original post is old, but what happened. Did they put a new main computer in for you and it fixed the problem? When you say main computer, are you referring to the Engine Control Module (ECM Computer). A few months back my wrench light was coming on. I was having lurching problems with the AC on. My mechanic cleaned the Throttle Body, but said it wasn't even that dirty. Now my wrench light and check engine/transmission lights are on first thing in the morning. Goes into limp mode. Restart and it drives fine. Transmission shop has had my car for over a month with no answers except to put a used transmission in it. I would love the name and number of your transmission guy, if he is too far away, at least my guy can talk to him about it. Any help would be much appreciated.
#411 of 437 Ford needs to replace these faulty CVT transmissions
Feb 25, 2013 (11:02 pm)
I own a 2005 Ford Freestyle Lemon. I bought this car and after 3 months the transmission went completely out while driving it on the highway. Luckily it was at night time and no traffic was coming because me and my daughter would've gotten hit. I have since written Ford and asked them to recall this transmission, but the only response I get from them is "thanks for your purchase and the nearest dealership is on 14th street". They will not stand up to the "crap" they are putting in these cars. We spend hard own money on them and then to replace them it's nearly the price of the car. I told Ford that if I wanted to pay Benz prices I would've bought a Benz. It's not fair that I have to try and scrap up money now to try to get this junk fixed. What's so bad about the whole thing is no mechanic can rebuild them. I was told by my mechanic that they came up with these transmissions and when they go bad you have to replace the entire transmission. I am so unsatisfied with the way Ford has cheated hard working people out of our money and still want us to take pride in their name. I feel if they created the problem they need to recall them and fix the problem. I had to go and buy $2k car to get around in. The Freestyle is still sitting in my driveway from the day the transmission went out because I can't afford to get it fixed. I hate Ford and will never buy another vehicle they sell. They have taught me a lesson and I realize what the Ford name stands for.......(F)ound (O)n (R)oad (D)ead damn!
#412 of 437 Re: Ford CVT Transmission [dominicano51]
Mar 01, 2013 (10:18 am)
I need my 2005 AWD transmission serviced for the same problem you mentioned here. Can you please tell me how to get in touch with the person you used?
#413 of 437 2006 Ford FredStyle CVT transmission
Mar 20, 2013 (11:18 am)
I have the same problem. The Freestyle does not move forward or backward. Ford needs to design theirs cars equal to the money charge for them. FORD=FOUNT ON ROAD DITCH.
Learn the lesson guys do not buy ford there is nothing to be proud of them. pieces of junk left and right or us.
The questions to ask yourself is why to try with your own hard earned money on so cheaply made cars and expect that they are better than most known to be good makes like Toyota and Honda. I am not buying any other car made by ford. Mater of I will not talk to my family member who ever drives a Ford from today.
#414 of 437 Re: Freestyle Shifting Problems [dianna8]
Mar 27, 2013 (1:06 pm)
I also have that problem and have just over 57K on the odometer. They also told me that I will need to replace the Transmission. I live here in South Dakota and when the temp dips below freezing the wrench light comes on. My experience is I did drive it once, It was a nice morning but when the afternoon rolled around I ended up in a snow storm and basically stranded at work. Luckily I only lived less than a half a mile from work and no traffic to worry about. NO Throttle response. both Wrench and check engine lights were on. I did purchase a device called CarMD and passed that information to the dealer and they refused to work on it. . I did place my submission to be added to the class action law suit. I am also trying all other avenues to find a replacement trans but no success. Jasper engine/Transmission also do not have one in stock. I am guessing if they are that bad why did Ford sell these vehicles.
http://www.seegerweiss.com/news/seeger_weiss_investigates_cvt_transmission_defec- - - ts_in_ford_and_mercury_vehicles
#416 of 437 Re: MY CVT Broke say hello to Lawsuit [styledriver]
Apr 24, 2013 (5:43 pm)
Hi, I have the same problem with my 2006 Ford Freestyle. CVT Transmission and for 3 years I couldn't find anybody to fix that for less than $3500 and this was a used transmission with only 6 months warranty which I don't know if its wort. I would join this class action lawsuit so hopefully they would do something about and yes I would never buy Ford again.