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#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.
Dec 18, 2012 (9:02 pm)
I just received in the mail today from the ford company that they will fix the problems FREE of charge. If you have not received a letter you can call the
Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center at 1-866-436-7332.
Mon thru Fri 8am -5pm.
or contact them at www.Fordowner.com
Good luck everyone.... I have also noticed if you put the medium priced gas or most expensive gas in your car, it doesn't have the surging
#87 of 107 continued....
Dec 18, 2012 (9:21 pm)
they stated they will clean the throttle body and reprogram the powertrain control module free of charge (parts and labor) to improve the idle quality and low speed driveablity....
#88 of 107 Engine RPM surge or acceleration
Dec 22, 2012 (12:02 pm)
For all that have been waiting, I received a "recall" or customer satisfaction letter (#12N03) in the mail from Ford this week concerning the above issue. I have a 2006 Freestyle where this had been a problem. I had it fixed in 2011 at the dealer at my expense ($1000+). They put in a new throttle kit. The Ford letter says the dealer will clean the throttle body and reprogram the Powertrain Control Module free, parts and labor. It also says they'll pay for previously performed service related to idle surge repairs so I'm off to the dealer to pursue a refund from Ford.
#90 of 107 Re: Freestyle Throttle Body Problems [akcall]
Dec 29, 2012 (3:45 pm)
Akcall, there has been a recall for this issue check with ford, Throttlebody failure, and its for cleaning and or replaceing of throttlebody.
#91 of 107 Actual Throttle Body Service
Jan 03, 2013 (9:51 am)
Just wondering if anyone has taken their car to the dealer for this "Customer Satisfaction Program" ? I just got mine back today, and the service notes say that the powertrain control module was reprogrammed. The throttle body was not cleaned. I will have to "monitor the repair".
#92 of 107 Re: Engine RPM surge or acceleration [multiplefords]
Jan 03, 2013 (8:41 pm)
I took my '06 Freestyle to the Ford dealership this afternoon and they ran my VIN. I am qualified to have my throttle body replaced on the recall. My car was lunging forward at slow speeds and if I was at a stop sign or red light it would lunge. I am so glad that Ford is doing this recall and I get my car fixed. Vancouver, Washington USA