Last post on May 16, 2013 at 5:58 AM
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Ford Freestyle, Transmission, SUV
#410 of 420 Re: TRANSMISSION & THROTTLE BODY PROBLEM BEGINS IN THE MAIN COMPUTER [pbay]
Feb 07, 2013 (1:03 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 420 Ford needs to replace these faulty CVT transmissions
Feb 26, 2013 (12:02 am)
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 420 Re: Ford CVT Transmission [dominicano51]
Mar 01, 2013 (11:18 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 420 2006 Ford FredStyle CVT transmission
Mar 20, 2013 (12:18 pm)
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 420 Re: Freestyle Shifting Problems [dianna8]
Mar 27, 2013 (2:06 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 420 Re: MY CVT Broke say hello to Lawsuit [styledriver]
Apr 24, 2013 (6:43 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.
#417 of 420 Ford Crap Freestyle CVT Transmission
Apr 24, 2013 (7:01 pm)
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 worthed. I would join this class action lawsuit so hopefully they would do something about and yes I would never buy Ford again. If anyone would give me an advice I would really appreciate.
#418 of 420 Re: MY CVT Broke say hello to Lawsuit [carie1]
May 11, 2013 (3:22 pm)
I read in one of the posts that there had been a recall for the freestyles. We purchased ours new in 2007 and have never received any notice of a recall. Also, we've been having the same problems with our transmission that so many others on this forum have mentioned. I followed the link to the class action suit and it was filed in August of last year. I realize these things take time, but I've not received any information regarding this issue. I happened across this forum in my search for any recall notices regarding my vehicle (of which there are none). How do I get involved in this lawsuit?
#419 of 420 I SOLD THIS PIECE OF CRAP
May 15, 2013 (2:55 pm)
I've posted on here before about my 2005 Ford Freestyle with the CVT transmission problems. I sent Ford an email about recalling this transmission and they will not. I was told where the nearest Ford dealership was so I could fatten their packets once again and continue to ride around with this piece of junk car that tapped as I drove. My transmission went out after owning the Freestyle for 3 months. I SOLD this piece of crap to someone that was interested in it for $2000. The car was fully loaded and all the options but you can't drive what wont run. I vowed to NEVER buy another Ford product......I've had many Fords and they are at the graveyard now. I just purchased a Nissan Pathfinder. I believe in doing my homework now. I don't dare look at another vehicle without doing a consumer preview on it like this one.....I've seen some of the car dealerships selling the Freestyle lately and also seen people driving off the lot with them. I feel so sorry for them and know they have days of headaches ahead of them. I ask every one to pass the word around to bacot Ford....................