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#25 of 114 Ford Freestyle throttle body may be under investigation soon!
Apr 27, 2011 (10:07 pm)
I have a 2006 Ford Freestyle with 63,000 miles and the wrench light went on last week. The car kept decelerating and losing power when I tried to enter onto the freeway. When I floored it, the car would just stutter trying to pick up speed. It's almost like the gears wouldn't switch correctly. I live in SF with lots of hills and the car was stuttering going up and down hills, trying to accelerate, etc. We drove it for 2 days before we took it to the dealer who told us we needed a new throttle body.
We saw this forum and filed a complaint with the NHTSA which confirmed that there is no formal investigation on the FREESTYLE but that there is one open on the Freestar. I also contacted Stephen McHenry above posted by bf2136 who said that there may be an investigation opened up shortly on the FREESTYLE specifically related to the throttle body. In which case he advised me to send the old part back to him (since it is in the shop now) to be inspected and to save all receipts. If an investigation is opened, a recall could be issued in short order and we would be able to get reimbursed by the manufacturer.
Thanks bf2136 for the very helpful contact.
#26 of 114 Re: 52 Complaints [bf2136]
May 25, 2011 (11:44 am)
As of today there have been 495 complaints on the 2006 Ford Freestyle alone, not counting other years
#27 of 114 Re: Ford Freestyles not under investigation. [bf2136]
Jun 02, 2011 (8:55 am)
I have an '07 with surging issues. The throttle body has been suspect the whole time, but I was told without a code, FORD would not pay for it. It finally duplicated for the shop foreman, but will cost me over $600. There is a lot of info about this problem on the web so there is obviously something wrong with this setup.
#28 of 114 Freestyle Throttle Body Problems
Jun 06, 2011 (9:22 am)
I had to have a throttle body replaced on my 2006 Freestyle in 2009. I am now looking to have another replaced in 2011. The difference is this time I will be footing the $700 plus bill because my warranty has expired. I love my car because of the room but I have had nothing but problems with this car.
#29 of 114 Re: Freestyle Throttle Body Problems [akcall]
Jun 06, 2011 (9:51 am)
"I had to have a throttle body replaced on my 2006 Freestyle in 2009. I am now looking to have another replaced in 2011. The difference is this time I will be footing the $700 plus bill because my warranty has expired. I love my car because of the room but I have had nothing but problems with this car. "
Sorry to hear of your throttle body issue, just out of curiosity, what other problems have you experienced?
#30 of 114 Re: Ford Freestyles not under investigation. [debbiew75]
Jun 06, 2011 (10:20 am)
I am having the same problem.. My car was under warranty in 09 when the throttle body went out. We were driving down the road and it wouldn't go. It has been 2 years, and now we are having the same problem again. This time my warranty is gone so now I am looking at $700.00 plus out of my own pocket. I really wish ford would recall this part, it is a major safety issue.
#31 of 114 Re: Freestyle Throttle Body Problems [stevedebi]
Jun 06, 2011 (10:49 am)
My car was in the shop for about 3 weeks due to a problem with the traction control light that kept coming on and staying on even after I was told the problem was fixed. I would go pick it up drive it for a day or two then the traction control light would come back on again.
The power steering pump went out on it, and had to be replaced.
About a week after I bought it (used) the brakes were replaced by Ford and covered at no cost to me because they said they were under warranty.
#32 of 114 Re: Freestyle Throttle Body Problems [akcall]
Jun 06, 2011 (11:55 am)
Be sure to file a complaint with the Feds.
I love me to for the room. I had my intake cleaned and it has helped so far. You might think about trying the $100 fix first.
#33 of 114 Re: Freestyle Throttle Body Problems [stevedebi]
Jun 07, 2011 (8:14 am)
i feel ya!!! mine has been replaced twice... less than a year apart.
#34 of 114 Re: Ford Freestyles not under investigation. [bf2136]
Jun 07, 2011 (2:53 pm)
I would like the Invest. info....
Our Freestyle would accelerate on its own and then not go like many others on here....but while we were on vacation in Branson Mo. driving on the winding hills, the car would not go and my husband was flooring it....very scary...once we returned home on flat land country it was better until we had a snow storm and were driving through it. Lots of snow on the road, slow driving and it started again....no hills this time....for us it seems like if their is conditions that make the car work harder than normal..... there is problems...