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You are in the Ford Freestyle
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Oct 08, 2012 (1:33 pm)
sorry I meant CRV transmission
#48 of 76 Re: lawsuit [cmarsicano]
Oct 08, 2012 (1:58 pm)
"sorry I meant CRV transmission "
Are you sure you didn't mean "CVT"?
Oct 19, 2012 (5:18 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 76 Re: lawsuit [dansa2]
Oct 20, 2012 (6:54 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 76 Bought used Freestyle
Oct 26, 2012 (8:35 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 76 Re: Bought used Freestyle [jbalogh]
Oct 27, 2012 (6:37 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.
#53 of 76 Re: Bought used Freestyle [josie78]
Oct 27, 2012 (6:57 am)
Thanks for that advice. I've been losing sleep over this! I will call and ask the dealer this morning. I actually bought it at a Toyota dealership, but they should have the record of the work they did to get it resaleable. The carfax is clean - one owner, no other recalls, low miles, but apparently that doesn't matter with this problem. I will still question the NHTSA and Ford, seeing as how dangerous this is.
#54 of 76 Re: Bought used Freestyle [josie78]
Oct 27, 2012 (8:48 am)
Just wondering if you have specific contact info for Ford. I called the Toyota dealership where I bought the car, and they bounced me back to Ford as well. Might have expected as much.
#55 of 76 Motor Mounts & Such
Nov 16, 2012 (5:40 pm)
Before I ask about my latest 2005 Freestyle problem, I thought I would give a little testimonial regarding the "surge" problem. I read about it elsewhere and the simple $5.00 cure seemed to work. That is, I took the throttle body off and used some carburetor/throttle body cleaner on it and it seemed to have cured the problem. Less than an hour for someone with basic skills like me. Maybe I'll find out for sure next Spring when we start using the air conditioner more often.
Now, to my latest problem. I noticed some leaking towards the front of the car and at first couldn't figure out where the few drops were coming from.
My wife just drove in the garage from a short trip and I looked while it was hot and most likely to be traceable. It appears to be coming from the front, lower motor mount.
Anybody have any experience with that?
#56 of 76 Ford Freestyle
Nov 17, 2012 (4:59 am)
I wish all owners of Freestyles would continue contacting Ford Motor Company and NHTSA if they have/had a lunging problem. It bugs me to no end when I see Toyota, etc. recalled but NHTSA doesn't give a hoot or a hollar about the Freestyle. Can't help but wonder if Ford Motor Company paid them off. Nothing would surprise me.