I Had Bought All Of The Available Warranty I Could Buy When I Bought The Car, But Today The Dealership Called Me Back And Said That It Is The Throttle Body, And That No Matter If You Fix It, It Can Continue To Mess Up and It Is Not On The Warranty!!! Now its shutting off in the middle of me driving. I told my husband about the problem he told me to wait and see if the problem would work out. I told him a local Ford Dealership Salesperson 'friend' had sold me this car in 2011, for my wife's commuter. So I am without a car with 4 children trying to figure out how I'm going to afford another one. Dealer gave me a loaner for free. I Have Found By Researching On-line That Is A Known Problem With The ford freestyle And I Would Just Like To Report That I Feel Continued Driving Of This Vehicle May Be Dangerous But, It Is The Only Vehicle I Have To Drive And Have No Other Choices.
The Problem Is More Pronounced When The Air Conditioner Is On. I could hear that hesitation in their voice like as if they are keeping something from me. It Will Stop If The Brake Is Applied But It Often Catches Me Off Guard. Tried to trade vehicle but cost of repair takes away trade in value. My car clonked out leaving me on the freeway. In addition, the car is unable to accelerate over 30 mph and once foot is off the accelerator, the car quickly loses speed. The check engine light came on, and several times it stalled while driving.
Would want to speed up on its own or cut off. My complaint date and mileage is inaccurate because I don't know when my first complaint was. The failure mileage was 120,000. It doesn't happen every time. The following codes showed up when the repair shop checked the transmission: po 218, po 701, po868, po871, po961. It still does not work.
While in another state the safe engine mode light came on with the wrench light. The manufacturer did not provide any assistance. The car will start but not go into drive or reverse. I have found by researching on-line that is a known problem with the ford freestyle and I would just like to report that I feel continued driving of this vehicle may be dangerous but, it is the only vehicle I have to drive and have no other choices. A month after the warranty it is out again. I bought a 2006 Ford Freestyle with 48,000 miles on it from a Ford dealer. Car started making a loud noise, but when put in drive, it quiets a little.
Dies while driving down road - twice on i75 at 70mph. Per my visit of mid june 2011 to the dealer service area, I was informed that the vehicle only required a transmission sensor to be replaced. The contact stated that while shifting into park or reverse, the vehicle would jerk. The most recent information is available through Ford Motor Company's on-line technical resources. The dealer advised that they needed to replace the control module. Next day car was towed to a local transmission shop, only to be told it was a transmission issue.
Complaint Number: 10508457 Incident Date: November 15, 2012 Date Added to File: April 16, 2013 Description of the Complaint: The contact owns a 2007 ford freestyle. I'd like to be a part of this lawsuit. Which means a new transmission. There is no way the car is worth that much. She said take it to a Ford dealer and have them diagnosis what was wrong. I Slammed On The Brakes And The Car Stalled Out. The failure mileage was 100,700.
We had the car towed to a local garage and were told that the transmission went out. I feel that all vehicles with this transmission should have been recalled and that is why ford discontinued them. June 01, 2010 We Own A 2007 ford freestyle. We have almost hit a few cars when in traffic. Brought It In To Mechanic Thinking It Was A Wheel Bearing Or Something Similar.
Complaint Number: 10480787 Incident Date: June 26, 2012 Date Added to File: October 16, 2012 Description of the Complaint: While stopped the vehicle will lunge either forward or backwards without engaging the gas pedal. While driving approximately 30 mph the contact heard a clanging sound in the vehicle. We had the vehicle towed to a highly-rated local shop specializing in transmission repairs. So not only is ford profiting from the sale of these vehicles, now they are profiting from the sale of the parts as well. I will never buy a ford again. Ford refuses to take any responsibility. This Has Been Happening Frequently In The Last Month.
The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. Or the fact that they new about these issues and has not made any attempt to rectify the issue with it;s customers who operate these vehicles with their families. Overhauled at dealer Aug 2010. I am a widowed mom and don't have thousands of dollars lying around to have this fixed. Problem disappears after car has been left sitting overnight, but the error intermittantly has reappeared now at least four times over the last three weeks. I Am Just Glad That I Have Not Been Hit From Behind. One day when me, my daughter, and my granddaughter went shopping , in warner robins georgia my car stopped right in the middle of traffic and cut off.