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#7 of 72 Re: Lawsuit against Ford filed in May for Freestyle Problems [emmaurer]
Dec 09, 2011 (9:58 am)
FYI....I just read the other day the the NHTSA is currently investigating Ford on this now. I also have been experiencing problems with the lunging, and for the break system. After 2 years had to replace the front brakes and now at 55,000 miles the right rear break has gone out. My lunging problem occurs when the AC is on while parking or backing out of the driveway or a parking spot. So far I have not experienced any of the transmission issues...and while reading these blogs have discovered that apparently it the main computer that tells the throttle body what to do and in turn that tells the transmission what to do. So if I am understanding correctly that is what needs to be replaced. I hope a recall comes out soon as we have been through 2 job losses in the past 3 years and have been struggling from pay check to pay check, and I cannot afford any major repairs such as this and it's the only family car we own. My other vehicle is a Ford Ranger with over 100,000 miles and runs beautifully, however it can't hold two car seats and 2 adults. So we will be royaly screwed.
#8 of 72 Re: Lawsuit against Ford filed in May for Freestyle Problems [emmaurer]
Dec 27, 2011 (12:22 pm)
I have been having soooo many problems with my 2006 Ford Freestyle and would love to issue a formal complaint!! Is it too late? This is by far the worst car I have ever owned, and the extraordinarily large numbers of repairs it has needed is outrageous!!!
#9 of 72 Re: Lawsuit against Ford filed in May for Freestyle Problems [2ktgem]
Dec 28, 2011 (10:54 am)
The way these newer part-time "automatic" F/awd systems work the driveline components are put under undue stress each and every time you accelerate on a tractive surface from a low speed, low gear ratio, the harder the acceleration the more the driveline component STRESS.
Motor, transaxle, AND rear diff'l mounts/cushions are often the first to fail in these conditions. Even the slightest rotational movement of the engine/transaxle assembly, or the rear diff'l, can/might/will result in the transaxle gear ratio, lock up clutch "confusion".
Rapid in and out of lockup during sligh acceleration, or decel, at ~40MPH is often the first indication.
#10 of 72 Re: Lawsuit against Ford filed in May for Freestyle Problems [emmaurer]
Apr 03, 2012 (6:46 pm)
I have an 07 freestyle. My transmission was fixed (bearings and input shaft) at 57000 miles, it has now (91000 miles) gone out again. The cost for a re manufactured one to replace it is 4700.00. I also have the lunging issues with the throttle body that i have reported to the NHTSB. The brakes and the mounts have also been an issue for this vehicle. I would like you to contact me as I do not have the money for these expensive repairs. My husband has always been a ford owner, we have 4 children and the only other car is a 93 ford truck with almost 300,000 miles on it. My freestyle is not driveable as of today. You can contact me at jj-hollyhotmail.com.
#12 of 72 Re: Lawsuit against Ford filed in May for Freestyle Problems [emmaurer]
Apr 05, 2012 (7:36 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 72 Freestyle problems
Apr 25, 2012 (1:32 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 72 Re: Lawsuit against Ford filed in May for Freestyle Problems [emmaurer]
May 23, 2012 (6:04 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 72 Re: Freestyle problems [margaretm]
May 23, 2012 (7:18 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.