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#12 of 76 Re: Lawsuit against Ford filed in May for Freestyle Problems [emmaurer]
Apr 05, 2012 (6:36 am)
Thanks for the info. I've contacted the law firm. I have a 2006 Freestyle. We had the surging/throttle body issue a few years ago (paid $700 to fix that) and now we are having transmission issues as well. I hope they do add the transmission issues. The problem we had caused a loss of power as we were driving. Very scary. On top of that, they said they "fixed' it (for $1,700). Got the car back only to have the same thing happen again. Now it's been sitting in the shop for the past week as they try to figure out what the issue is and if it is possible to fix the trans without having to replace the whole thing. So frustrating!!!
#13 of 76 Freestyle problems
Apr 25, 2012 (12:32 pm)
I am interested in this lawsuit. I have a 2006 Ford Freestyle (147,000) and I've battled the surging/throttle issue every since I've owed it. Ford couldn't tell me what it was and I've learned to deal with it but I do find it very dangerous. I know that in the summer I better keep my foot on the break hard or else it might get away from me. I've also had a motor mount replaced and told I have another one cracked. Now the instrument panel is going out. From what I've read it sounds like this could be something Ford is aware of but hasn't done anything about. Knock on wood I've not had the transmission problems but I'm keeping my fingers crossed because I think it could be coming. I drive alot of highway miles to and from work and love the car but don't like the repairs. Any info would be helpful.
#15 of 76 Re: Lawsuit against Ford filed in May for Freestyle Problems [emmaurer]
May 23, 2012 (5:04 pm)
My parents have a 2006 freestyle with not many miles on it. They are an elderly couple and do not abuse any vehicle. Their freestyle had a broken motor mount...ford would not fix (my brother built a motor mount for it) and now transmission problems. Ford told them that there will not be a transmission until the year 2023. NICE JOB FORD!! This is my parents only vehicle and they have now have not been able to drive it since last October. My father is handicapped and is not able to just get into any car. This has dramatically hurt their ability to function normally and has basically left my father housebound. I am looking for more information for lawsuit. My parents tried to trade the car, however, the reputation of the vehicle....nobody wants it and since it is not drivable it is worth nothing. Looking for any advice or information I can get. Thank you.
#16 of 76 Re: Freestyle problems [margaretm]
May 23, 2012 (6:18 pm)
I am interested in this lawsuit too. I have a 2006 Ford Freestyle (89,000) and I've battled the surging/throttle issue every since I've owed it. Ford couldn't tell me what it was and I've learned to deal with it but I do find it very dangerous. I know that in the summer I better keep my foot on the break hard or else it might get away from me. I also have a troll in my glove box. I think it is a stuck a/c vent. There is banging in the glove box once or twice every 15 minutes or so when the a/c in running.
#17 of 76 Re: Lawsuit against Ford filed in May for Freestyle Problems [nerox]
May 24, 2012 (4:52 am)
Here is the link to the lawsuit info. Please don't forget to go to nhtsb.gov & file a formal complaint with the government....they need the complaints tonprove the cars a piece of crap! I've been in the same position...cars not working, & you can't trade it and of course Ford won't help! Good luck!