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#72 of 107 Re: 2007 Ford Freestyle - throttle body issue - lunging problem [kdib]
Mar 09, 2012 (10:30 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 107 Re: Car accelleratin when foot on brake [jesgonz]
Mar 26, 2012 (1:10 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
#75 of 107 Re: Car accelleratin when foot on brake [squeaky1978]
Apr 16, 2012 (8:16 am)
Mine is doing the same thing
#76 of 107 Re: 2006 Ford Freestyle [dkincaid36]
May 28, 2012 (5:17 am)
I guess I will join the club. I just purchased a nice used 2006 Freestyle Limited with 55,000 miles for my 85 year old mother. We brought it home and within 24 hours, it began to surge and stall. It only surged at low speeds, moving from park into reverse - like backing out of a parking space or pulling into a garage. We took it to the local Ford dealer and they said that the throttle body needed to be cleaned and the software needed to be reprogrammed. Well, they performed the repair and we have driven the car about 100 miles since and it seems to be fine. But......at 55,000 miles, should this have happened at all? And if it happened at 55,000 miles will it happen again? And when? Quite frankly, even though the fix was quick and simple, Imwonder if it should have happened at all and if it does not require a more permanent fix. I would be pleased to share this experience with your NHTSA investigator.
#77 of 107 Throttle cleaning
May 28, 2012 (7:59 am)
I had my cleaned about 5,000 miles ago and it still a good fix. I have 88k on mine.
#81 of 107 Re: Car accelleratin when foot on brake [rkelly32]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 22, 2012 (10:52 am)
My '99 Quest gets a sticky throttle like that, every 30 or 40,000 miles. It's never lurched like a banshee though; just doesn't take off smoothly from a stop sign or red light when it happens. A five minute cleaning of the throttle body with some cleaner and a rag or toothbrush does the trick.
My old Quest was assembled by Ford with some Ford parts. Hm.