Last post on Sep 25, 2013 at 3:13 PM
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Ford Freestyle, SUV
#100 of 113 Re: Throttle Body Service [kam11]
Jan 28, 2013 (5:04 am)
if the cleaning never worked it more than likely needs replacing..Ford should be taking care of it. Good luck..
FYI...I had a 2005 and replaced transmission, and still after replacing ( total blow out on tranny ) i had ford read the errors with check engine light and
wrench light, ford told me without a doubt that the throttle body needed replacing cleaning will not work unless it was next to new or new. plus and this is a big (((( PLUS )))) after any cleaning ( throttle body ) or replacing of the transmission the Main computer needs to be flashed.. i have had quite a bit of ford interaction with this as i am on my second freestyle with the first 2005 having the transmission and throttle body being replaced..... I now have a 2007 freestyle and had a $10 or $20 berring go in the transmission ( making noise caught it this time by hearing same noise in the 2007 as the 2005 i let the noise go on to long and blowed up the berring. causing catistrophic expolsion of transmission ( 2005) i caught it in the 2007 and and ended up dishing out another $700 bucks ( from pocket ) and warrenty picked up the other $2500 Wow lucky....Now i have the throttle body replaced at fords cost and flashing of computer...rides like a champ..good luck.
#101 of 113 Re: Engine RPM surge or acceleration [multiplefords]
Jan 28, 2013 (4:24 pm)
I was wondering if you were able to obtain a refund, I also spent $1000 for the repair but Ford refuses to provide a refund.
#102 of 113 Re: Won't Start and Motor Mount [sadfreestyle]
Feb 14, 2013 (11:10 am)
i have the same problem i talked to for they want 300 dollars to replace the moutier mount center pulse labor and as far as the stalling i had change the fuel filter and put intake cleaner in the gas next time and had no more troubles with that. but i got the mount center from O'riellys auto parts and now trying to figer how to get it out with out braking it.
#103 of 113 Throttle Body 2005 Freestyle
Feb 14, 2013 (3:10 pm)
Received Ford letter 12NO3 Customer Satisfaction Program. Dealer cleaned carbon from throttle body. Had minor surges before cleanup. After they were worse and car stalled at high speed in heavy traffic. Returned to dealer. They insisted they cleaned it properly. They wanted $90.00 to put it on the computer,Second visit I agreed to charge. Told me they throttle Body had to be replaced as computer was broken. They called it a coinsidense; not there fault. Ford refused to support me. Cost for part and installation $919.48. I plan to go to district manager and higher if possible.
#104 of 113 recall wows
Feb 21, 2013 (12:52 pm)
Last Friday I had my 2005 Ford Freestyle go to the dealer for 12N03 throttle body recall. The car broke down on the way back from dealer (lost power), I had to get it towed back to dealership. I made a mistake getting the recall done because the car was working fine, no problems. Well I have had several calls from the dealership bad max airflow sensor, bad throttle body and my last call was both catalytic converters need replacing. Does anybody know what they might have done to cause these problems? Of course the service rep believes none of these problems had anything to do with what they did on the recall. Has anyone had similar problems?
#105 of 113 throttle body...surging
Feb 21, 2013 (4:01 pm)
I have a 2006 Ford Freeystyle...I have had all of the same problems everyone else is having....we went on vacation and the car litterally died, it surged backwards and had trouble in the snow....BUT my mechanic suggested we try using the more expensive gasoline....yes.gasoline...it shouldn't have anything to do with the problem...but let me tell you....our problems are gone...it works. It was explained that the higher gas is much better for you car, engine, filters, etc, even if it doesn't require it..Yes, it is more expensive, but our car runs much much better...we used the highest priced gas for a month or so, they we went to the middle priced gas....sound stupid? maybe...but it worked...try it and see if it helps. I have not taken my car in for the so called fix, because it is running fine and has been for a couple years...
#106 of 113 Re: Ford Freestyles not under investigation. [tujazzi]
Feb 21, 2013 (4:04 pm)
how is your car holding up ? Interesting that you fixed it yourself...but glad to read
#107 of 113 same crap different freestyle
Mar 13, 2013 (4:30 am)
I have a 2005 Freestyle, bought it new. I never recevied the recall letter but started having trouble last week. I'm having the same problem as many others. Surges, loss of power, Failsafe Engine Mode... independent shop confirmed it's all in the throttle body which Ford isn't standing behind. I will never buy a Ford again. I found out about the recall online and made apt for car to be worked on today. Driving home from work yesterday the car lost power *on the highway*. I rolled to a stop in the curb and was fine after turning the car off then back on, and continued to drive staight to the dealership where I bought the car near my home. Almost there when it lost power while driving into a busy intersection. Barely completed the turn before it came to a stop. Stopped and restarted and made it to the dealership. They are telling me there are eight different alerts on the vehicle and that I need to pay $150 just for them to diagnose it, not covered by the recall and not applicable towards the repairs. Nothing was wrong until the throttle body acted up. Crap. Don't buy Ford.
#109 of 113 Re: Throttle Body Service [soarneagle]
Sep 25, 2013 (9:50 am)
I just bought a used 2005 Ford Freestyle yesterday with 159,000 miles on it (the car looks very nice and loaded). Today, I drove it to work for the first time. Halfway (20 minutes driving), I lost power with the "wrench" sign and "Engine" lights on. It was so dangerous driving in highway next or in-front of speeding cars and trucks. I pulled over to the right side just in time before the car came to a complete stop.
I got the car towed to Jerry's Ford dealership in Annandale, Virginia. They said I need to replace the Throttle Body with the gasket too for $942.
I purchased a warranty with The Penn Warranty Corporation (PWC), but unfortunately this type of problem will not be covered under the warranty.
After reading this forum, I don' t know if I should tried to clean it first.
I just hope, this will be my last problem with this car.
Any other recurring problem I should be aware of this car?