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#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 steve_ 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.
#82 of 107 Re: Car accelleratin when foot on brake [squeaky1978]
Jun 26, 2012 (6:08 pm)
find a mechanic that wil do Fuel Induction System cleaning on it. I did it a couple of years ago instead of replacing the throttle body. have not had ONE surge since. That's been 40k ago. If it should happen again, i'll have the same service done. It is only about $125. Good luck
#83 of 107 Any luck with recall or attorney for throttle body?
Jun 26, 2012 (8:34 pm)
I haven't posted to this forum since last year when I had my transmission and the throttle body replace. Today in Oklahoma with 104 temps for the rest of the week, my 2007 started feeling like it is getting ready to act up. I had my transmission replaced last July 26 the day before my dad's funeral, and then the throttle body Aug 2. So if it is going to happen again, I hope it is soon before the 1 year warranty expires. I was wondering if anyone has had any luck with the attorney mentioned in this forum. I did file with the NTSHA. I will let you all know if mine fails again, I'm betting it will and I'll be danged if I spend any more money on these 2 problems. In this economy, it's ridiculous and drained our savings!
#84 of 107 freestyle surge
Oct 06, 2012 (7:03 am)
in august 2012, my 2005 freestyle surged while in reverse with my wheels at full cut as i was backing out of my driveway, as i have been doing for the last 40 years. as i took my foot off of the gas pedal to apply the brake to switch to drive from reverse, the car surged in reverse, and the right corner of my rear bumper impacted my neighbors truck behind his front door, causing me to report the accident to my insurance company to repair his vehicle. I told the agent at my insurance company I had read about this surging problem in the freestyle forums, and asked if the accident would be contributed to mechanical failure due to defective part, rather than driver error, as i stated before I have been backing out of this driveway for 40 years with 70's lincolns and cadillacs, all cars 5 feet longer than the freestyle, without incident. her reply was that if there was a recall due to this problem, then yes, it would be attributed to mechanical failure. My question is, I know the NHTSA was investigating this last year, has there been any conclusion to this investigation? If anyone has an update, can you please contact me at fcejr55yahoo.com with the information. I know it says not to use my e-mail address, but how else will somebody be able to contact me? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
#85 of 107 Re: Ford Freestyles not under investigation. [bf2136]
Dec 18, 2012 (3:25 pm)
I too am having issues and to make it worse i have to replace my second transmission along with it.,....the problem the trottle body causes is more than meets the eye, there are internal issues going on inside the transmision before it gets to the lurching forward issue. SECOND TRANSMISSION.....GRRRRRRR anybody want to help me would be nice i am currectly in cacada and i see the same issues.
Ford has issued a One time customer Saisfaction recall on the trottle body for cleaning and up to replace on there descresion....u know its only going to get clleaned...but hey any help from anybody wouild be nice i am trying to start an action to ford here in canada. i will keep all informed.