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#43 of 73 Freestyle Lawsuit for Ohio
Sep 20, 2012 (8:22 pm)
I was wondering if there are others here in Ohio having the same issues that everyone else seems to have with their Freestyles so maybe we could start a lawsuit as well. I have a 2005 Freestyle and it surges, shifts hard and idles high. I owe as much on the car as it would cost to replace the transmission so that's really out of the question. We bought this car because of the space and like others have said.... I'm afraid to drive it. We don't have the money to fix it and we can't trade it in either so we're stuck! If enough people complain(call Ford directly) maybe we can get them to fix the cars or reimburse owners.
#44 of 73 Re: Freestyle Lawsuit for Ohio [how_reb]
Oct 05, 2012 (10:07 am)
I live in Ohio and and had to take my 06 Freestyle into the shop because it broke down on the highway yesterday. Had to have it towed to the shop and it is the throttle body.
When I called Ford, they didn't want to say much. I am hoping that since there are so many class action suits going on and word of mouth that is degrading the company that it will become a recall issue. This same thing happened with Toyota.
If you get it fixed, go to a Ford dealership because if it does become a recall, then you will get reimbursed. Just hang onto your receipt.
#45 of 73 Re: Freestyle Lawsuit for Ohio [jnpky]
Oct 05, 2012 (7:02 pm)
I had the throttle body cleanned and that seemed to help but my other issue turned out to be the top motor mount, it was broken(so the engine moved making it feel like the transmission) I didn't take it to a dealership to be fixed because it would have cost me a fortune. I do have a cousin that works at the dealership so I did get the part his cost and he charged me $30 to change it. I just won't ever buy another Ford
#46 of 73 lawsuit against ford for transmission problems
Oct 08, 2012 (2:30 pm)
How do i get in the lawsuit. I have 3 payments left on my 2006 ford freestyle and the the tranmission just went (crt transmission) I only have 61032 miles on it. I was excited that there were gonna be no more payments. Just a used one cost 2300. I need a new pump and torque converter. I wonder what that will cost me. Please someone respond to me and give the link to sing up. thanks, chris
Oct 08, 2012 (2:33 pm)
sorry I meant CRV transmission
#48 of 73 Re: lawsuit [cmarsicano]
Oct 08, 2012 (2:58 pm)
"sorry I meant CRV transmission "
Are you sure you didn't mean "CVT"?
Oct 19, 2012 (6:18 pm)
Same throttle body issue with 2006 Freestyle,Florida. Replaced twice, now with 77,000mi Ford informs that replacement is necessary again. Worrysome while in car line picking up kids from school.
Filed complaint with NHTSA today.
Would like to contact those filing law suit.
#50 of 73 Re: lawsuit [dansa2]
Oct 20, 2012 (7:54 am)
Good for you....the more complaints the better, although I'm not sure how far it will get us. I also notified the Ford Motor Company. Didn't seem to matter with either one that we came close to running over people in the parking lot! If we all keep the complaints going maybe they'll do something...I wouldn't mind having a $1000.00 refund! Mmmm, maybe I'll just keep sending e-mails to both!
Good luck....keep us all posted!
#51 of 73 Bought used Freestyle
Oct 26, 2012 (9:35 pm)
I just bought a used 2005 Freestyle. I knew about the transmission & brake failures but not the lunging. I was just wondering if I should I return it to the dealer and run as far from it as possible? Or keep it and hope it is OK? I was recently rear ended in a bad accident and do not want to inflict any pain on anyone, especially when I am picking up my kids at school.
#52 of 73 Re: Bought used Freestyle [jbalogh]
Oct 27, 2012 (7:37 am)
Hello. might be a good idea to question the dealer, making copies of the complaints you've read on Edmunds. We have a '06 and didn't have a problem until 2010 when it lunged in a parking lot nearly hitting a few people! Also, question the Ford Motor Company. The more enquiries the better it helps the situation. I just keep on bugging the NHTSA (hope I have that correct) and the Ford Motor Company.