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#35 of 107 Re: Ford Freestyles not under investigation. [bf2136]
Jun 09, 2011 (7:26 am)
By chance my wife had an issue just last night. Weather here in NC is 94+ and she was at a local shopping center started car, went to put it in reverse to back out of a parking space and the engine surged and cut off. She says this happened 3 times before she was finally able to get out of the parking lot and then roughly 1/4 mile later at a busy intersection when trying to accelerate she could not go more than 30 mph with the pedal pushed to the floor. According to her the "wrench" light stayed on. I got home a little while later I got home and the car had been off and sitting for 5-10 minutes...It started and ran fine? I had to run an errand so I drove it, 5 miles, parked in a lot, got back in, restarted no issues.? I happened to see your listing for Stephen McHenry and thought hmm I will give him a call and see if there is any further news. I was pleasantly suprised that he indeed called me back and has emailed me the Tech. Service Bulletin on this issue. We had a good conversation and he said that the NHTSA has opened a formal investigation about this issue and we both agreed to exchange info as we found out more. I am going to try cleaning the throttle body per the bulletin and if I do need to replace it I will be sending the original to Steve for further investigation.
2006 Ford Freestyle SEL owner
#37 of 107 Re: Ford Freestyles not under investigation. [tdncstillers]
Jun 12, 2011 (1:34 pm)
So glad to hear of similar problems. Bought 2007 Freestyle used with limited warranty left. Now the wrench light, surging, stalling. All of it. Very unsafe and disappointing for a newer car. Hope to see a recall soon. Headed to the Ford dealership tomorrow.
#39 of 107 Re: Ford Freestyles not under investigation. [tdncstillers]
Jun 12, 2011 (7:14 pm)
Just wondering what the tech service bulletin stated. I filed my complaint on the NHTSA's website today. I am very disappointed with the problems with this car!
#40 of 107 Re: Freestyle Throttle Body Problems [akcall]
Jun 12, 2011 (7:28 pm)
We had the same traction control light problem. What finally fixed yours?
#41 of 107 2006 Ford Freestyle
Jun 12, 2011 (7:54 pm)
I just went to the NHTSA website and the throttle body for the 2005 thru 2007 Ford Freestyles is under investigation as of May 11, 2011. I also received an email from Stephen McHenry that is the investigator on this case. Maybe soon we will all have some kind of response to this issue. I spent over $700.00 dollars to have mine replaced and got lucky to get the last throttle body available at the time before they were on backorder. When I picked up my freestyle the man at the ford dealership told me that he had another freestyle coming in for the same problem but would have to wait until the part is available.
#42 of 107 Re: Freestyle Throttle Body Problems [joslma]
Jun 13, 2011 (12:15 pm)
I can't remember the name it was some $1,200 part and three weeks in the shop to figure it out. I will look through my paper work and see if I can find the name of the part and get back to you.
#43 of 107 2006 Ford Freestyle - throttle body issue - lunging problem
Jul 01, 2011 (4:13 pm)
I just filed my online complaint with NHTSA - hope to hear something soon!
I didn't know there was a chance we could be reimbursed by manufacturer so I will look for receipts since we have already replaced the throttle body before. This time around the problem seems to be worse. Read on another post that brakes seem to be an issue too..I thought it was just me but they have had to be replaced on my vehicle more than normal.
#44 of 107 2007 Ford Freestyle - throttle body issue - lunging problem
Jul 06, 2011 (10:35 am)
OK after 44K miles and 17 trips to the Ford Dealer for lunging they now want to replace the Throttle Body and of course Charge me. I guess I will file with NHTSA tonight.