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#17 of 72 Re: Lawsuit against Ford filed in May for Freestyle Problems [nerox]
May 24, 2012 (5:52 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!
#23 of 72 Just got my 2005 FS out of the shop today
May 30, 2012 (4:29 pm)
seems like it has been an uphill battle to get this car fixed. I went almost 120000 miles with not one issue. Replaced the brakes but I was a road warrior so it did not seem out of the norm. So since I have moved to Nevada I have sunk over 1500 bucks into fixing the car. I took my car to Autozone when the car first threw up the code. Came back as a code that said I needed to replace the MAF sensor. Ordered it through Napa and replaced it myself. Then the CEL came back on. Took it to the shop and the only code that came up was for the MAF. Let the Mechanic know I replaced it, and becasue I did it myself the CEL was not fully reset. He reset it and I was on my way again. Then about 4 weeks ago I was driving and the car just stopped. No warning in the middle of rush hour traffic. Barley got to the side of the road. Called the shop and he had the tow truck come get it. Needs a new Throttle body and a motor mount. Okay, I get it things where out. So we pick it up about a week and a half ago. Runs GREAT. GREAT gas mileage, best in years in fact. We go to Yosemite and back with no problems. Then this past Saturday, we are driving in traffic again and it stops again, on a holiday weekend no less. We have it towed to the shop and I picked it up today. So there is the story and here is what is wrong with this car.
The throttle body and the motor mount both need to be replaced. If you clean it the probelm will return as the throttle body is tooled incorrectly casuing it to stay open and that causes to much oxygen into the system causing failures. However, the way the new throttle body is constructed, the air intakes and other hoses do not connect in the same way, so if your mechanic is not doing research on how to fix it, you will continue to get these codes.
Also, your internal computer needs to be flashed. Basically it is the way your car parts "Talk" to each other, and my mechanic did not know that a new version of this "Flash" was available from Ford.
So I have it back and we will see. I hope this info helps all those out there that are having problems.
#24 of 72 2005 freestyle
Jun 06, 2012 (12:34 pm)
I m the original owner of my ford freestyle and can honestly say I ve never had so many problems. My transmissionwas replaced during the warranty period. I remember getting a recall for my doors. Now the shaft that goes from my steering wheel to the front needs replacing. Cannot make right or left turns without difficulty. I also have throttle problems reversing my vehicle in parking lot and if that isnt enough the icing on the cake My whole left rear tire assembly is at an angle. Yesterday While I was driving heard a loud clanking noise my atb light came on and upon stopping on the side of the road found the rear tire/rim protuding out. Dont know what broke but I almost lost control of my vehicle and had my two boys with me. Earlier yesterday I had been going at 110 clicks on the highway I wouldve been a goner and my three kids motherless. I seriouy hate my vehicle Fully loaded my ass its fully designed to KILL