Last post on Dec 01, 2011 at 8:40 PM
You are in the Ford Freestyle
What is this discussion about?
Ford Freestyle, SUV
#11 of 20 Re: All Ford Freestyle Owners [megstwin]
Sep 27, 2010 (9:52 am)
perhaps you would like to rephrase it to be more supportive
Hmm. Actually, I thought I was supporting your position. I'm not sure how I would rephrase it.
SUVs and Smart Shopper
#12 of 20 Re: dkincaid36 [megstwin]
Sep 27, 2010 (3:59 pm)
Fortunately enough people have filed complaints now.
Hopefully good news:
I just got off the phone with NHSTA and spoke with a woman that stated this is under investigation as of August 23, 2010 and it is in Phase 1 and has 4 steps of the investigation. It could take anywhere from 4 months to a year to get a final decision. As of Friday, I cannot drive my car at all. When it is started now in the park position, it won't rev up at all and in drive it just won't go now, with my foot to the floor on the gas pedal. How funny, you worry about it just taking off on you all the time and now it won't move. The woman also stated to keep my receipts because the freestyle is going into the shop to have the throttle body replaced (if they can get one) and also to contact Ford at 800-392-3673. She said it is good to have a paper trail with them. I think I am going to get it fixed, sale it and get another vehicle. From what I have read so far, it will only be a matter of time before the throttle body will have to be replaced again. Or my air conditioner starts having problems like yours. I wish you all the luck with it. Maybe they will have the parts in stock to fix it for you. LOL. Keep in touch and let me know how it goes. I will post more on here if I find out anything else. Believe me, I won't let this go, I will be contacting Ford tomorrow also.
#13 of 20 Re: dkincaid36 [megstwin]
Oct 10, 2010 (10:58 am)
megstwin, I did it. Traded my car in yesterday and went with a Toyota. Too bad I already spent the money for the throttle body. LOL
#14 of 20 Re: All Ford Freestyle Owners [megstwin]
Nov 22, 2010 (10:46 am)
we recently put down a payment of 800 dollars on a 2005 Freestar Van Sel, and i know some things about engines and such.And my thing is i was told the a/c compressor was about to go out and was reduced 1000 bucks on the Van,that way i had enough time to save money to replace it when it went out. I took it to get diagnosed and was told the EGR Valve was going out! Now it"s gonna cost me another 125 bucks to get,but the good news about it is I can put it on myself. Yet I will be calling NHTSA about it too! So wish me luck on it and i wish the best to all who have issues with the problems in the future on these vehicles.God Bless
#17 of 20 Re: All Ford Freestyle Owners [coldcranker]
Dec 01, 2011 (7:45 pm)
Wow you got super lucky cause there are over 200 complaints at safercar.gov about the lunging alone. At least 18 people have been in car accidents and I'm sure not everyone knew to or took the time to report. Reading through these forums it seems as though a lot of people simply sold their cars to get rid of the issues. I've had 3 issues that popped up with my Freestyle within a short period of time; the lunging issue, wet floors, and also noise in the steering wheel when I turn that I was told by the dealer is just how the car is and it can't be fixed. So it can't be that weird lol. I wish I had your luck.
#19 of 20 Repairs perhaps
Dec 01, 2011 (8:40 pm)
Wet floors may be your heater core. My car sometimes makes the steering noise but mostly when it is cold outside. If you find a spot to spray some silicone you could try that maybe.