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Ford Freestyle, SUV
#55 of 113 Re: 2006 Ford Freestyle [dkincaid36]
Aug 21, 2011 (11:30 am)
Can you tell me the number for the investigation? I would like to look at it and also make a complaint. My Freestyle began "lurching" last September when the a/c was on and stopped over the winter. Once spring began and the a/c was being used, it started up again, resulting in the wrench light coming on. When I took it in last September, the mechanic couldn't figure out the problem, nor could he re-create it. So, I thought that it was just a hiccup and that we could ride it out. That is, until the engine light came on last Tuesday, stayed on the next morning, and the a/c quit working. The new mechanic that I've been using telephoned Friday to say he believes that it needs a new throttle body. Surprise! Anyway, I'd like to post. It's especially problematic and, additionally, I'm frightened that we will have an accident.
#57 of 113 Re: 2006 Ford Freestyle [jehbull]
Aug 22, 2011 (3:17 pm)
Until/if a recall is issued, in the meantime you need to try to have them clean your throttle body. Do fuel induction service. about $125-150. From what I have read and understand, the part is expensive ($800-900) and may not be available. It gets clogged and causes the lurching. Without a part redesign, cleaning probably should have been part of the regular maintenance on it. Our car is not lurching now that we had this done. I don't remember where I saw this on the site, but there was a suggestion for a less expensive repair on the ac that might work, too. I saw it, of course, after we had already replaced it.
#58 of 113 Surging Problems with Freestyle (2006)
Aug 25, 2011 (10:56 am)
I was having the same surging problems that many of you are having. After reading the post that I may have to replace the throttle body, I became really concerned about the cost. However, I found a mechanic that would takeoff the throttle body and clean the part. He did just that and we have not had any more problems. My car would even surge and shutdown. He did tell me that there was carbon build up and that the cleaning took care of the problem. I hope this works for you because $100 cleaning is better than spending $1000 to replace.
#59 of 113 Re: Freestyle Throttle Body Problems [akcall]
Aug 26, 2011 (11:08 am)
I am ha this same problem now wot y 2006 ford freetyle. Do you know if i relace the throttle when it be okay? It cuts off now and we have to start it agian while driving. Can you explain this to me? What should I do?
#60 of 113 Re: Ford Freestyles not under investigation. [tdncstillers]
Aug 26, 2011 (11:29 am)
I am having this same problem. How do I get in contact with to make a complaint. This is ridiculous and they need to do somehting about it. i can not drive my car now becasue of this problem and we can not fix it becasue my husband got laid off. Please let me know who I can call.
#61 of 113 Re: Freestyle Throttle Body Problems [akcall]
Aug 30, 2011 (7:32 am)
I had my throttle body cleaned by a local mechanic. It was less that $100 and my car no longer surges. I would definetly give it a try before I replaced another one. My mechanic said there was carbon build-up in my throttle body.
Hope this helps,
#62 of 113 Re: Freestyle Throttle Body Problems [akcall]
Sep 18, 2011 (9:47 am)
Are you still having problems with the TCL? Mine is on and been on for a year... it was intermittant at first and now is on all the time. Did a scan for a code but it is not registering anything. In the winter the AWD did not seem to be working well in the snow? Has anyone had this problem and what was the fix?
#63 of 113 Re: 2007 Ford Freestyle - throttle body issue - lunging problem [kdib]
Dec 01, 2011 (11:15 am)
I just filed a complaint today with the NHTSA. I wasn't able to find the investigation that was mentioned. I'm having the throttle issues and water puddles in my car. I don't have a sun or moon roof.