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#65 of 113 Re: 2005 Ford Freestyle Lunging Issue [kamkerrym]
Dec 01, 2011 (7:32 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 113 Ford Freestyle under NHTSA investigation for unintended lunging
Dec 09, 2011 (12:05 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.
You may have to copy and paste to your browser.
#67 of 113 Re: Ford Freestyles not under investigation. [dkincaid36]
Dec 16, 2011 (11:09 pm)
dont be scared, if you like your car keep it. the ford dealer tried to get me for almost a thousand dollars to replace the throttle body. all it needs is to be cleaned you can you tube how to do it or i can tell you myself. i save $995 dollars by purchasing a $5 dollar can of throttle body cleaner from autozone.
#69 of 113 Ford Freestyle Throttle Body
Mar 01, 2012 (9:57 am)
We have an '06 Freestyle that has the same problems that everyone else does, the lunging, lunging then stalling, accelerating on its own. We've replaced the throttle body two times, once at the dealership and the second time purchased the part from dealer and my husband replaced it. It's messing up it again, I urging everyone to submit a complaint so hopefully Ford will do the right thing before someone gets seriously injured.
https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq and with Ford directly
Maybe the earlier posts about going to the news reporters might help.
Mar 06, 2012 (6:32 pm)
I am so disappointed in Ford! I, too, have a 2006 Freestyle, we replaced the throttle body last February, just had it replaced again...yesterday! My mechanic did get it under warranty but the car still is not running right. The RPM's go up but car only moves sometimes....we had it towed today to a transmission place. I am hoping it is not the transmission!!!! I cannot believe Ford will not make good on this car...maybe someone should call the news channels! I will try to get someone to cover this story!!!
#72 of 113 Re: 2007 Ford Freestyle - throttle body issue - lunging problem [kdib]
Mar 09, 2012 (9:30 am)
Can you tell me how to file a complaint with NHTSA ?...Ford dealer just called my transmission needs to be replaced! I am not putting 6500.00 into a car that has a blue book value of 3100.!!! I did the recommended service, replaced the throttle body 2 times...We just need to decide what to do as it is not even paid off!
#74 of 113 Re: Car accelleratin when foot on brake [jesgonz]
Mar 26, 2012 (12:10 pm)
I JUST BOUGHT A 07 FREESTYLE AND NOY EVEN TWO MONTHS LATER I'M EXPERIENCEDING THE SAME THING. WHAT DID YOU DO TO FIX THIS PROBLEM. PLEZZZZ HELP