Last post on Jul 20, 2013 at 5:59 PM
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#67 of 76 Making Cimplaints on NHTSA
Jan 09, 2013 (7:59 pm)
Once on the NHTSA website, were do you leave your complaint?
#68 of 76 Re: Making Cimplaints on NHTSA [dibbz]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 10, 2013 (5:05 am)
The "complaint" site at the NHTSA is called safercar.gov. They've kind of buried the link from the NHTSA main page.
#70 of 76 Re: Bought used Freestyle [sadams1]
Feb 27, 2013 (1:40 pm)
Keep 'bugging' NHTSA and the Ford Motor Company. I and others did when we had a lunging problem. They finally came through with a check after much complaining, believe me. Good luck!!!!!
#71 of 76 326,480 and going strong
Mar 05, 2013 (11:10 pm)
I have a 2007 Freestyle. This car is awesome. We love the way the interior seats work. The bucket seats are a plus for my teenage boys. My parents also have a 2007. I have read a lot of the post here hate to see you are having problems.The only thing I have is sometimes a surge. The same with my parents. This has been happening since day 1. Other than normal oil changes at 3,000 miles I had to replace a battery. My Freestlye has over 300,000 miles on it. My parents have 190,000 with no problems. Its no fluke we have had no problems. With regular maintenance they are great. I can only say this forum has only a few people who have a Freestyle and are not happy. However there are thousands of us that cruise right along. Remember you are a small few. Good luck, Rock on Freestyle!!!!!
#72 of 76 Re: 326,480 and going strong [freestylefan]
Mar 06, 2013 (5:11 am)
This surge is a problem, believe me. We nearly ran over people in the parking lot at our local restaurant. I'm surprised you haven't received a letter form the Ford Motor Company. This issue can be resolved at your local Ford Dealer. I urge you to either ask your local dealer or the Ford Motor Company!
#73 of 76 recall letter decetful beware
Jun 14, 2013 (12:42 pm)
Hi I took my car into ford dealer in napa where I bought my car for throttle body issue..they keept car when I went. To pick up the car I looked at invoice all they did was clean throttle body. When I inquired and let them know I wasnt happy I thought they were replacing it....they then gave me a copy if recall it states that you can only have it repaired once. .that was my once I dont consider a cleaning a fix just. A mask...so if you take in your car make sure it is more than a cleaning....just a fyi to #71. I like my car too but am upset how I bought it unknowingly with cracked motor mount which warranty didnt cover ...was lied too and throttle body problem. But all I all for my needs I love the car and my family has always been ford fans until now....
#74 of 76 Why are they even allowed to sell used ones?
Jul 10, 2013 (7:57 pm)
I just bought a 05 Freestyle. Took it on vacation (had for less than 5,000 miles and was 1st day of vacation about 9 hours from home!) and was told I need a new CVT for $5,750! It lurches in reverse and sometimes going in reverse turns on the wrench light for the transmission. It constantly overheats.I NEED HELP! Can someone please tell me what to do, who to contact and how to be part of a class action lawsuit...PLEASE!
#75 of 76 2005 Ford Freestyle CVT & AWD malfunction
Jul 19, 2013 (4:39 pm)
I have a 2005 Ford Freestyle and i have 136,000 miles on this car had this car going on 2 years..I bought this car used and still making payments on this car for another year...I have problems with a loud humming noise coming from the CVT tranny and my AWD malfunction light stays on all the time now..I am on permanent disability and i dont have the money to put into this problem that is fords fault..I did take the car to a tranny shop and they said that they cannot fix the problem cause they dont have the tools to fix it...I contacted ford and they said it was the sensor on the tranny that is going bad...But all i know is there is 100's to 1000's of people that they said the same thing to..I was quoted close to $400 to do this...I now are having the humming noise coming from the tranny.Sounds like that are never good..Im sure the tranny is gonna fail soon...Im not sure what i will do since i cannot afford this fix and a car payment on a broken car..FORD NEEDS TO FIX THIS THEY PUT OUT A FAULTY TRANNY ITS NOT FAIR THAT ALL OF US HAVE TO SUFFER...I am very upset on this and i will never ever buy another ford....
Jul 20, 2013 (5:59 pm)
I would like to get more information on how to contact someone about the class action lawsuit. I am trying to help my son and his family because they purchased a new 2007 Ford Freestyle (78,000 miles now) and it has been sitting in their yard for the past year due to the transmission issue. My son is a Deputy Sheriff living on a minimal income and it is draining their finances having to make not only a monthly vehicle payment but also to continue to carry full insurance coverage on a vehicle that does not even run. He has not even been a ble to get a break on the insurance as he has been told that he HAS to continue to carry full coverage. They cannot (and from what I have read do not want to) purchase a replacement transmission. They have been forced to purchase a much older vehicle just so the family will have a means of transportation. Any advice would be much appreciated!