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#57 of 107 Re: 2006 Ford Freestyle [jehbull]
Aug 22, 2011 (4:17 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 107 Surging Problems with Freestyle (2006)
Aug 25, 2011 (11:56 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 107 Re: Freestyle Throttle Body Problems [akcall]
Aug 26, 2011 (12:08 pm)
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 107 Re: Ford Freestyles not under investigation. [tdncstillers]
Aug 26, 2011 (12:29 pm)
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 107 Re: Freestyle Throttle Body Problems [akcall]
Aug 30, 2011 (8:32 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 107 Re: Freestyle Throttle Body Problems [akcall]
Sep 18, 2011 (10:47 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 107 Re: 2007 Ford Freestyle - throttle body issue - lunging problem [kdib]
Dec 01, 2011 (12:15 pm)
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.
#65 of 107 Re: 2005 Ford Freestyle Lunging Issue [kamkerrym]
Dec 01, 2011 (8:32 pm)
Here is the website: https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/
Here is the info I just got from the NHTSA website. I opened a claim and then added this action number to the investigation: PE11018
NHTSA Action Number: NHTSA Recall Campaign Number:
Make: FORD Model: FREESTYLE
Manufacturer : FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Model Year : 2005
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Date Investigation Opened : May 11, 2011
Date Investigation Closed : Open
ODI has received 238 complaints alleging incidents of unexpected vehicle movement when the driver's foot is not on the accelerator in model year 2005 through 2007 Ford Freestyle vehicles. Complainants allege that the vehicle brakes are effective in either preventing or stopping the movement, but in some cases the vehicle has moved as much as 10 feet if the brake was not applied, lightly applied or applied late. The movement resulting from the unexpected idle speed increase, often described as a "lunge," is alleged to have resulted in 18 minor crashes. Reports allege that the lunging occurs when the driver's foot is not on the accelerator and either firmly on the brake pedal, lightly on the brake pedal, or hovering above the pedals (such as may occur when coasting under idle speed). Incidents occurring during firm brake application note increased engine rpm, but no vehicle movement. In incidents occurring when the brake is not applied or lightly applied, vehicle movement may result. Incidents have been reported in both forward and reverse gears. Complaints allege that the lunge is sudden and unexpected, and generally of brief duration. There is some indication that the condition may be made worse with during air-conditioning operation or when the steering wheel is turned a significant amount, as may occur during low-speed parking lot type maneuvers - conditions which are part of normal idle control strategy to compensate for increased engine load from cycling of the air-conditioning compressor or power steering pump. ODI has identified 18 minor crashes that may be related to the subject condition, none of which resulted in an airbag deployment. One crash involved a minor impact with a pedestrian in a residential driveway, resulting in a minor injury (bruised knee not requiring medical attention). A list of the specific ODI complaint identification numbers related to the Failure Report will be submitted as a separate memo to the investigation file. A Preliminary Evaluation
#66 of 107 Ford Freestyle under NHTSA investigation for unintended lunging
Dec 09, 2011 (1:05 pm)
Here is the link for this investigation. You can also sign in and leave a complaint. I think the more they get the more inclined they will be to have Ford do a recall.
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