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#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.
#57 of 76 Ford Freestyle surge issues!!! SOLVED!
Dec 15, 2012 (10:54 am)
I got a letter today from Ford Motor Company(after many complaint emails and phone calls) stating that my warrenty has been extended so that I can get the throttle body fixed! If I had paid to have it fixed already then I can get a refund!!! If you have not had any luck.....keep on them!
#58 of 76 Re: Ford Freestyle surge issues!!! SOLVED! [how_reb]
Dec 15, 2012 (3:33 pm)
I got the letter too!
#59 of 76 Catalytic converter problems
Dec 15, 2012 (7:38 pm)
Own a 2006 Freestyle for 6 years and have 165,000 that's the good news bad news car rpm revs one day while passing then dies out. Told this is a catalytic converter problem was wondering if this is related to the warranty extension we just received from Ford regarding rpm lunging. Have others experienced similar problems. Would like to fix but black value of running freestyle maybe less than cost to repair.
#60 of 76 Re: Ford Freestyle surge issues!!! SOLVED! [how_reb]
Dec 18, 2012 (5:49 am)
Perseverance does pay, doesn't it!!! I also got a letter...about time. I do want to thank those who just wouldn't give up!
#61 of 76 Problems with Freestyle
Dec 30, 2012 (9:28 am)
We started having problems with the freestyle. The wrench light comes on and then car does not accelerate properly. When you turn off the car, and then turn on again, wrench light is off and all is back to normal. Its been happening more and more.