Last post on Jul 12, 2010 at 4:20 PM
You are in the Ford Freestyle
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Ford Freestyle, Engine, Transmission, SUV
#13 of 15 Re: Ford CVT Mechanic Certification [edwinloos]
May 28, 2010 (9:19 am)
I wonder how many Freestyle owners have had trouble after having the transmission serviced. There are several specific procedures to follow with the cvt and i doubt that all technicians know what to do. Find out if the person who is going to do it has experience with this cvt. I am not going to have mine serviced until 60,000 miles and then only after some investigation. In any case,. this cvt is not to be flushed and the fluid is expensive.
#14 of 15 Re: Ford CVT Mechanic Certification [edwinloos]
Jun 21, 2010 (8:38 pm)
edwinlos, I wouldn't be too concerned now, in 2010 after the CVT has been out there for over 5 years. The mechanics know it by now. However, some service advisors are kind of slow to figure it all out. I took mine in for the CVT service and had to teach the service advisor what Ford's recommendations are! Just be informed and make sure the service advisor doesn't think or do weird ignorant things here. Of course, the mechanic should be able to insist on whats right anyway, so it should be fine anyway.
Jul 12, 2010 (4:20 pm)
Yep agree 60,000 is change target, and right it is not cheap. I think we paid $450 or such to have it done at KC MO dealer.