Last post on Dec 11, 2013 at 8:02 AM
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#88 of 114 Engine RPM surge or acceleration
Dec 22, 2012 (11:02 am)
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 114 Re: Freestyle Throttle Body Problems [akcall]
Dec 29, 2012 (2:45 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 114 Actual Throttle Body Service
Jan 03, 2013 (8:51 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 114 Re: Engine RPM surge or acceleration [multiplefords]
Jan 03, 2013 (7:41 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
#93 of 114 Re: Actual Throttle Body Service [jpetruzzo]
Jan 04, 2013 (5:58 am)
I took mine in on the 2nd. I did not have any service notes. However last night the car would not start so this morning I am waiting for a jump. I am now wondering if the repair caused an issue.
#94 of 114 Re: Actual Throttle Body Service [kiermonique]
Jan 04, 2013 (7:13 pm)
I am just wondering, they might of did something, did they not mention anything to what they did...I have not experienced a no start. not yet anyways. i would question the place that you had service performed.
#95 of 114 Won't Start and Motor Mount
Jan 11, 2013 (6:40 am)
I have a 2005 Freestyle with 105,000 miles. Replaced the brakes a month ago and now I am being told the top motor mount needs to be replaced. There is nothing left of it. To make things worse I cannot get the car to start when it is cold outside! I have replaced the battery and had the electrical system checked but still nothing. It takes 40 plus cranks to get the engine to turn over. It wants to start but dies everytime like it is being chocked. Any clues?
#96 of 114 Throttle Body Service
Jan 24, 2013 (12:51 pm)
I took my 2006 Freestyle in for the recall and when I got it back there was no change. Check engine light was still on and my car surged and then stalled almost immediately upon leaving the dealership parking lot. Has anyone else had a similar experience?
#97 of 114 Re: Throttle Body Service [kam11]
Jan 24, 2013 (7:11 pm)
If the cleaning didn't work then it needs to be replaced. If the dealer will not do it, call the number on the letter about the recall. We replaced ours twice before the recall and having the same issues again. Going to take it into the dealer for cleaning and reset. Fingers crossed.