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I have a 2005 Ford Freestyle w/ 150k+ on it and just found out my transmission is going bad as we'll with the issue being the CVT. What is Ford Motor Company doing to fix this issue? It make the 'helicopter' sound.
I just bought a used 2005 Ford Freestyle yesterday with 159,000 miles on it (the car looks very nice and loaded). Today, I drove it to work for the first time. Halfway (20 minutes driving), I lost power with the "wrench" sign and "Engine" lights on. It was so dangerous driving in highway next or in-front of speeding cars and trucks. I pulled over to the right side just in time ... Read More
In January 2005, my husband and I purchased a brand spanking new 2005 Ford Freestyle, right off the showroom floor. This was my first brand new vehicle (usually buy used). We were thrilled because it was just what we needed for our expanding family. Well, during the test drive, the brakes squeaked and we thought well it has been sitting on the showroom floor and they changed them before we made ... Read More
To my knowledge there has not been any recalls on the CVT for 2005-07 Ford Freestyle. I was able to get mine repaired at the cost of $5000. I have saved all receipts in hoping some day I'll see my money come back to me.
We are starting to have the same problem with our 2005 Freestyle transmission and wanted to know what kind of reaction you got from the dealer?
We are having the same issue with our 2005 Ford Freestyle...and to make things a bit more complicated we shipped the car to Iceland (where we live) and nobody is able to fix it on this island! Have you had any response from Ford? I wanted to know if Ford has been taking any responsibilty on this before I contact our dealer in Massachussetts.
Hello, I am very eager to be a part of the fix in this wrong doing that Ford Motor Company has created. I have a 2005 Ford Freestyle that has cooked through its second transmission and has also had the motor replaced as well. I am a working class citizen who makes 50,000 per year. I am by far a rich man but have already taken a beating from a few ... Read More
I've posted on here before about my 2005 Ford Freestyle with the CVT transmission problems. I sent Ford an email about recalling this transmission and they will not. I was told where the nearest Ford dealership was so I could fatten their packets once again and continue to ride around with this piece of junk car that tapped as I drove. My transmission went out after owning the Freestyle for 3 ... Read More
I share the same pain as many others with their Ford Freestlye transmissions. Today, I took my wife's 2005 Freestlye for an annual inspection and received a call from the ford service advisor. He stated that the car wouldn't pass the state inspection due to a cracked tranny support bracket, rear rotors need replaced and it going to need new brake pads. (Approx. $900.) That's not the worst of it...He stated ... Read More
Alright.. time for decision.. Last night the transmission failed. I am continuously astonished on the number of people posting about this failure on the CVT transmission on these 2005-07 cars. Every week MANY new postings. Yes, I know that there is a transmission available for $7K... I did find a shop that will replace it for $5K. BUT just read another post that someone has already replaced the transmission after it ... Read More
"... Now... what I have read in another blog is that Ford hired a company to manufacture the CVT transmission for the Freestyle for 2005-07... then in 2008 when the Tarsus X came out they did not put in the CVT transmission. " They used the same CVT on the Ford 500 model. From what I have heard they switched to the conventional 6 speed transmission in 2008 because it cost ... Read More
I have a 2007 Ford Freestyle that has a confirmed CVT problem. I took the car in because of a helicopter sound. I did have the throttle recall done as I had also experienced the lurching forward of the car. Based on the Ford service department, when the transmission was flushed it presented with metal particles in the fluid thus alarming Ford service not to open the transmission and repair BUT ... Read More
I am an unhappy owner of a 2005 Ford Freestyle with a junk cvt transmission. I purchased this car brand new expecting to get at least 10years 150,000 miles out of it. Every car that I have owned has given me this, I have them serviced regularly. This Freestyle was my 1st brand new car all other were used an none of them were Fords. My expectations came to a screeching ... Read More
I have a 2005 Freestyle, bought it new. I never recevied the recall letter but started having trouble last week. I'm having the same problem as many others. Surges, loss of power, Failsafe Engine Mode... independent shop confirmed it's all in the throttle body which Ford isn't standing behind. I will never buy a Ford again. I found out about the recall online and made apt for car to be worked ... Read More
Hi soarneagle, My Ford Freestyle (2005 AWD) has the same issues as you mention here. Over a year ago, I saw the notes about cleaning the throttle body and finally had that done by my mechanic in Sept 2012, before I received the “letter” from Ford in Dec that they would “clean” the throttle body or reimburse me if I already had it done. I put in for the reimbursement in ... Read More
I own a 2005 Ford Freestyle Lemon. I bought this car and after 3 months the transmission went completely out while driving it on the highway. Luckily it was at night time and no traffic was coming because me and my daughter would've gotten hit. I have since written Ford and asked them to recall this transmission, but the only response I get from them is "thanks for your purchase and ... Read More
Last Friday I had my 2005 Ford Freestyle go to the dealer for 12N03 throttle body recall. The car broke down on the way back from dealer (lost power), I had to get it towed back to dealership. I made a mistake getting the recall done because the car was working fine, no problems. Well I have had several calls from the dealership bad max airflow sensor, bad throttle body and ... Read More
Received Ford letter 12NO3 Customer Satisfaction Program. Dealer cleaned carbon from throttle body. Had minor surges before cleanup. After they were worse and car stalled at high speed in heavy traffic. Returned to dealer. They insisted they cleaned it properly. They wanted $90.00 to put it on the computer,Second visit I agreed to charge. Told me they throttle Body had to be replaced as computer was broken. They called it a ... Read More
my 2005 ford freestyle will only allow the bright lights to work like the lever on the steering wheel is not making contact or something. the bright light symbol is always on when lights are on. any suggestions?
if the cleaning never worked it more than likely needs replacing..Ford should be taking care of it. Good luck.. FYI...I had a 2005 and replaced transmission, and still after replacing ( total blow out on tranny ) i had ford read the errors with check engine light and wrench light, ford told me without a doubt that the throttle body needed replacing cleaning will not work unless it was next to ... Read More
In case anyone is interested, there is a class-action lawsuit forming against Ford for the CVT transmission on their 2005-2007 Freestyle line. The lawsuit states that Ford has refused to take responsibility for creating a faulty transmission and the claimants are seeking to be reimbursed for repairs after their transmissions abruptly broke. Considering that my husband and I were just informed we will have to pay $6000 to replace the transmission ... Read More
Lets see where do I start, Lets begin with this, I have owned 2 Ford Freestyles in the last year, a 2005 and now currently a 2007 AWD SEL. I have had problems with both these vehicles and both times transmission, the 2005 started with a lurching forward at any given time when at low drive speed (IE: pulling into park and backing up to get out of parking space.) greatly ... Read More
I had a 2005 Freestyle fwd since new. Drove 72,000 miles. Cleaned throttle body myself. Only problem was hard starting that's why I did the throttle body cleaning. I only experienced the "lurch/surge" issue a few times. Recently sold vehicle. Anyway I received the Ford letter. It says they may reimburse for the repairs related to the dirty throttle body which sent "bad" info to computer which eventually may damage the ... Read More
Hi this is a little long and windy but i have to give u all info to show u i have what i think the same issue / Question. let me know what u think i have an email at the end of this. Lets see where do I start, Lets begin with this, I have owned 2 Ford Freestyles in the last year, a 2005 and now currently a 2007 ... Read More
I have a 2005 freestyle awd and replaced the tranny 6 months ago, and last month my gauges started doing the same thing flashing on and off,my reverse lights flashing on and off as well, the panel going completely dead and the only indicator light being on was the air bag light also as soon as I would unlock my car the gauges would be flickering before I even stuck the ... Read More
I have had a 2005 Freestyle since new. It now has 70,000+ miles. Few problems. Cleaning the throttle body or having someone clean it for you is the first step to solving the lunging problem. The engine management computer struggles with fuel and transmission adjustments when the throttle body is dirty. There are good "youtube" videos showing how to clean it without removing it from the engine. I cleaned mine around ... Read More
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 ... Read More
we bought our freestyle last year and have had a problem with the trottle body. we places a used one on it and seemed to run good again till the a/c went out and we fixed it then it started all over again with jerking forward and over reving. it is very dangerous and i am saving for a new car right now. i almost hit a kid in a parking ... Read More
Hi Al, I just took my car in for the wrench light coming on, the car not changing gears however when I turn the car off and restart, it goes away. They told me the code that came back was a P0942 which on the 2005 Ford Freestyles there was a service bulletin stating this was a computer issue. Ford stated that it needs a new hydraulic pressure unit however this ... Read More
Thanks for this post. I bought a 2005 Ford Freestyle in March of this year and I am noticing the surge in reverse and when I am in drive with my foot on the brake. I will definitely take your advice. Another problem that I see is that the engine rattles and goes crazy when turning around in tight places. I like my car but if performance were smoother, I would ... Read More
After 6 months of surging while stopped, my transmission on my 2005 Freestyle died on Saturday. We still owe $8000 on the car. To fix the transmission, $5200 for parts (from Ford) and upwards of $1700 for labor. Yay, Ford!? Filed my complaint with the NHTSA and Ford. Meanwhile, getting trading in car and finding a way to pay off the balance. Yay, Ford!? Things go wrong on cars of all ... Read More
I been having the same problems with my 2006 Ford Freestyle and yes its freestyling alright.. First i purchased the vehicle used so i made sure transmission and all was good to go. Well I have been having issues with the wrench light coming on and they state its an electrical problem cause the transmission is good. Then the A/C starting slowly going out so i purchased a new compressor, and ... Read More
I m the original owner of my ford freestyle and can honestly say I ve never had so many problems. My transmissionwas replaced during the warranty period. I remember getting a recall for my doors. Now the shaft that goes from my steering wheel to the front needs replacing. Cannot make right or left turns without difficulty. I also have throttle problems reversing my vehicle in parking lot and if that ... Read More
I have a 2005 Ford Freestyle and had the tranny replaced and cost upwards 3500, 2 years ago and still having problems in that they have to order a whole tranny no parts available. Then the motor mount broke and someone is saying there's a problem again. Like the car jumps when starting to drive. Its just one thing after another.
These are NOT Volvo transmissions. They are are a product of a joint venture between ZF transmissions and Ford. The transmissions were built in the US, and the car was assembled in Chicago. The 2005 models had a problem with the input shaft in the transmission, a problem caused by an American supplier. The problems were later fixed by changing the supplier. Most people having transmission problems are usually experiencing this ... Read More
Well it's now Feb 13th and our 2005 Freestyle is running fine. For those of you having major problems and/or reoccurring problems. 1) keep paperwork w/diagnosis and repair costs. Mention using the FORD tsb's related to your problem. 2) give them a second chance to fix it for free or parts only. 3) Write FORD directly cc dealership about the problem. 4) File small claims against the dealership and FORD for ... Read More
My Freestyle I bought new in 2005 recently had the no start/difficult start occur. I researched TSB's on ALL DATA and found 2. One 10-24-5 was fairly new and superceded previous ones. It shows removing and cleaning the throttle body. And the same one or another one showed resetting the PCM with some "updated" settings. I cleaned my throttle body w/o removing it. I haven't drove it yet so I don't ... Read More
The lunging is not a transmission problem, but more likely dirty throttle body plate. I actually had mine replaced, because ti was an electrical problem The Government's investigation of the problem came up withthe same findings, and their books are closed. There were no recalls. Volvo had a similar problem on their XC90 SUV's. Like all used cars, an extended warranty is crucial. The problem with most people buying these cars ... Read More
have 2005 fs tranny just went shop says he does many and there is an issue he also had one he was doing for a ford dealer for about 4400 but dealer was charging customer 6600 where do i go to talk to a lawyer or if there is a class action suit started i bought this car used from dealer one owner had for three months now i have to ... Read More
I had the same problem on my '05 freestyle. My mechanic wanted to change the ignition coils. At >$100 each X6 + rotating the engine to get to the back ones, this was going to e a big job. Needless to say I saw your post and had the dealer calibrate my PCM. Works like a dream, problem solved!!! Big thanks!!
I'm seeing that there are some upset Freestyle owners out there, and I feel sorry for your predicaments, however, you won't get that from me. I own a 2005 with 130,000 miles and have not had ANY problem with it. I suppose changing the oil every 3,000 miles helps. I also understand that ANY car is just another machine with moving parts, and thus will require maintenance and care to keep ... Read More
Use the info below to add your complaint to the ones the NHTSA has the more people voice their problems, the more chance we have of getting a new recall issued. There is a class action against Ford but the throttle issue, BUT only for California residents. I spoke to the lawyer today and was told that they decided not to take on the case nationally, but have hopes that if ... Read More
Here is the website: https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/ Here is the info I just got from the NHTSA website. I opened a claim and then added this action number to the investigation: PE11018 NHTSA Action Number: NHTSA Recall Campaign Number: PE11018 N/A Make: FORD Model: FREESTYLE Manufacturer : FORD MOTOR COMPANY Model Year : 2005 Component(s) : VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL Date Investigation Opened : May 11, 2011 Date Investigation Closed : Open Summary: ODI ... Read More
YAY !!! NHTSA Looking into Ford Freestyle Unintended Acceleration The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating 170,000 2005 through 2007 model year Ford Freestyle’s after 18 crashes caused by “lunging.” No injuries have been attributed to the abnormal vehicle behavior, however. The Ford Freestyle abnormally lunges forward even when drivers didn’t have their feet on the gas pedal says the reports. Hitting the brakes will stop the lunging, however. The ... Read More
We are also having issues with our 2005 Freestyle "CVT" transmission. Made sevaral calls and visits to Ford, They say theres nothing they can do for us, we have tried getting the trans fixed, but most parts are hard to find and very expensive, Why would Ford make this kind of trans, then not have the parts to fix it? And why are their parts so expensive ? Im VERY disappointed ... Read More
I too am having problems with my Freestyle lunging. Please send me info on who to file a complaint with. Thanks!
I'm beginning to think that I'm the only one with a 2005 Freestyle that has not had transmission trouble. We have two of them - bought new in June 2005 -with about 130,000 on each and the CVT's have never been serviced. Still knocking about 22.2 MPH for mixed driving. I do plan, however, to have it towed to the dealer for trade in on another vehicle when the CVT does ... Read More
I just went to the NHTSA website and the throttle body for the 2005 thru 2007 Ford Freestyles is under investigation as of May 11, 2011. I also received an email from Stephen McHenry that is the investigator on this case. Maybe soon we will all have some kind of response to this issue. I spent over $700.00 dollars to have mine replaced and got lucky to get the last throttle ... Read More
Another CVT problem with the 2005 Freestyle transmission. The car blew a 7" hole in the transmission on the Interstate out of Colorado Springs. It was a wonder that we were not killed in the traffic as the car stalled and began to smoke. Quotes to fix the problem from nearby dealerships were in the neighborhood of $5000 to $5500. We called the Ford main customer service #1-800-392-3673 to no avail. ... Read More
I own a 2005 freestyle and having the same issues with transmission, the same nocking noise and the out put shaft was bad. I have been searching just about every where to get parts for this transmission and cannot find them, I even bought a used trans. for core and the dam parts were bad in it. So my question is can you tell me where and from whome you got ... Read More
Did you ever find the source/cause of this water leakage, and were you ever able to get it repaired? I have a 2005 Ford Freestyle that has been leaking on the passenger side back seat area for the about the last 3 years. I live in Pittsburgh, PA, so I usually notice this most in the spring and fall. Duing the winter the water stays mostly frozen and during the summer ... Read More
I am currently having the same problem. I had my car in the shop at $66,000 miles and told them I was having transmission problems, at the same time I found out I also had a throttle body problem....The dealership is trying to say it's one in the same. My RPM's fluctuate greatly and when I try to quickly pickup speed (like to merge with highway traffic) the RPM's go way ... Read More
The transmission in my 2005 Freestyle went two days ago. $5,500 to fix it or $1500. trade in value. I'm sick to think my car with 66,500 miles is basiclly junk. With just 6000 miles over warranty, there is no recourse. Are cars becoming disposable now too? That's a lot of money for me to cough up for a repair. I'm mad as hell and feel stuck dealing with Ford.
We have a 2005 Freestyle that has recently had an electronics issue.....does anyone have the same or heard of this before and knows what the repair is....as usual Ford has no idea what the problem could be but is will to replace several parts at an initial estimate of $800.00. When driving the digital gages will go to zero and may or may not turn back on. The instrument lights also ... Read More
http://www.nclemonlawattorney.com/ He is looking into the problems, But you must contact him ASAP. Thanks
I wish the government would do like they did for Toyota with the recalls. what a shame ford. i found out that there were many faulty parts that ford put on cvt's that are making all this problems with just need a attorney willing to do a class action lawsuit like the saturn vue.
Thank you for telling me about the NHTSA website. I have a Ford 2005 Freestyle when last year at 42,000 miles a rod slipped in the transmission, literally causing it to explode. I found pieces of the transmission on the road way. The dealer said he had never seen anything like it. Thank goodness I was only going 30 mph when it happened! Ford would not pay a dime towards the ... Read More
I am new to this forum. I have a 2005 LE Freestyle (front wheel drive) that we purchased new. I have experienced the sudden surging/lurching over the past year or so, but it was so occasional and subtle that I thought I was imagining it. Then this week I almost hit a car in the school car rider line and it was definitely NOT my imagination. The car suddenly lurched forward ... Read More
Our family owns a 2005 Freestyle that we bought new at the Employee Pricing sale in the summer of 2005. It now has (only) 40,000 miles. It's Mom's Taxi to school, soccer, baseball, football, lacrosse, and the Grocery store. We haven't experienced any of the surging /stalling problems yet, but I like to be aware of them. I know that Ford made the Freestyle and the later renamed Taurus X with ... Read More
i have filed an online report with NHTSA and communicated via emails with Ford Customer relations. I was hot on this about 2 weeks ago. It has been 2 weeks since i had Fuel Induction service done INSTEAD of replacing the throttle body and i have had NO problems. I will be calling the NHTSA this week as maybe a phone call will allow me to express the urgency in getting ... Read More
Hello, happy but sad owners of the ford freestyle, i love our new to us car we really do. Sitting in the french quater of new orelans is not a place to have your car suddenly surge forward and almost hit predestrians. we also have had the same issues as most of the people on this site, we bought the car knowing it had defects such as the steering wheel radio ... Read More
I wish I could agree with Ford that you can turn the car off, but having been in this situation, I do not agree. This happens so fast and after weeks with no problem you are not expecting your car to accelerate on its own, you would have to know it was going to happen to get your car shut off in time.
We too have had our throttle body replaced back in March. all was well until last week when on vacation after a 6 hour drive and on a very hot day the car all of a sudden started reving up at the stop light. The display showed FAIL SAFE MODE. I brought it into the dealer yesterday and they of course can not duplicate it or find any stored computer codes. ... Read More
I've been posting here for the past 5 1/2 years, since buying my 2005 Freestyle SE FWD. It's been a great car and after 85,000 miles I've had to put zero dollars into it for repairs. The brakes were changed but I was reimbursed by Ford, a transmission module was replaced under the emissions warranty, and the power steering pump under my extended warranty. My MPG would range in the low ... Read More
The CRC is Ford's customer relations department and can be reached at 800-392-3673
I'm sorry I do not know what CRC is. I would like to know and I would like the number. I called NHSTA the other day and complained. They said that they had recorded everything I said and read it back to me. I did suggest a recall, but have heard nothing!
When I called Ford CRC to complain about the issue and that they should pay for my rental they said there was nothing they could do because my car was out of warranty. I told the person that was unacceptable and asked to speak to her manager. Her manager called me back after a day and gave me the same story. I told him my car was being held hostage and ... Read More
"I just called the Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 1-888-327-4236 and filed a complaint. We all need to do this to get this problem resolved. Whether or not you have an extended warranty or not.There needs to be a recall on this issue. This is as bad as the Toyota problem and peoples lives are at stake. After they review the complaint they have the authority to ... Read More
"My 2005 Ford Freestyle transmission is failing at 54,000 miles. The dealer rebuilt it before the warranty went out, but that was obviously just a band-aid fix. Now that it is out of warranty, Ford says that the transmission needs to be totally replaced. They say it will cost us $6,000. They should have replaced the transmission while it was still under warranty. We had taken it in several times due ... Read More
My 2005 Ford Freestyle transmission is failing at 54,000 miles. The dealer rebuilt it before the warranty went out, but that was obviously just a band-aid fix. Now that it is out of warranty, Ford says that the transmission needs to be totally replaced. They say it will cost us $6,000. They should have replaced the transmission while it was still under warranty. We had taken it in several times due ... Read More
I just called the Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 1-888-327-4236 and filed a complaint. We all need to do this to get this problem resolved. Whether or not you have an extended warranty or not.There needs to be a recall on this issue. This is as bad as the Toyota problem and peoples lives are at stake. After they review the complaint they have the authority to ... Read More
What is the number? My throttle body on my used 2005 Ford Freestyle that I bought in Nov, needs to be replaced and even though I bought the extended warranty they said it was not covered. What's the point in buying an extended warranty if problems of their doings, not mine, has erupted? Sounds a little fishy to me. Who do I fuss with about the problem? With all of these ... Read More
I have a 2005 Ford Freestyle and there is a loud "clicking" noise that is coming from under the dash on the passenger side. It happens when I turn on or off the A/C. Does anyone know what is going on? Thanks.
Once again my ford let me down. on the way home yesterday it just quit. got it towed to my machanic. no codes in computer.. no rpms on gauge. no fire to plugs no fuel being delivered. after sitting overnight wham it started. no repairs were done. after i showed up right back to no start. any ideas ???
Once again more ford problems. My 2005 ford freestyle just quit today no warning. After having the car scanned by dealer no codes were present. after sitting all night it started. they called to pick it up. NO Start again does anyone have any idea why ...
I just had rear brakes changed ,along with rotors,on my 2005 Freestyle. Car has 20k miles,is AWD ,SEL, I like the car, so far, but was told by dealer that Ford used organic brake pads that don't last. Seems to me it would be a defect. What's up ?
We bought our car new in 2005. We have had it serviced by the dealer when it was time for each scheduled maintance. Oct. 2009, we had to replace the alternator in the car. Now the A/C compressor has failed, and we're told the transmission is also failing. Yes, I have even experience jumping from the car just as I come to a complete stop. It feels at times like someone ... Read More
I have a Ford Freestyle 2005 that had the CVT transmission. Last May I literally dropped the transmission in the car (the car had just over 36,000 miles). It sounded as if I had hit something but it was actually the transmission -- leaving pieces of the engine all over the road. Not only did the transmission need to be replaced, but other engine parts as well because of the parts ... Read More
I agree that trans problems are horrible. However, it is true that the percentage of trans failures in Freestyles is lower than average across all 2005-2007 makes/models for comparison. The only way a class action lawsuit can succeed is if the failure percentage is high enough and Ford had a design flaw. I don't think thats the case here. I still would like to know what makes some of them fail. ... Read More
IS THE CVT ON THE 500 THE SAME ON THE FREESTYLE ASSUMING BOTH ARE FWD. EITHER 05,06,07 YEARS. FOUND ONE USE BUT IS FROM A 500 2005
I replaced mine after 50K with the orignal size 215s. I ended up buying Yokohama AVID TRZs. Good price and good ratings. They did great here in Maryland over the last week and two blizzards. Very confidence inspiring. here is some mroe info: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSearchResults.jsp?tireIndex=0&autoMake=Ford&au- toYear=2005&autoModel=Freestyle&autoModClar=&width=215/&ratio=65&diameter=17&sor- tCode=49581&skipOver=true&minSpeedRating=S&minLoadRating=S&tab=All As for the dresses for the dance - I recommend royal blue dresses :)
I've experienced the same exact scenario on my 2005 Freestyle Limited AWD. It took me some effort to replicate the issue. At first, I was unable to replicate the problem. So my Ford service dealer (Quality Ford in East Rutherford, NJ) was interested in helping. They looked at the car's computer and found nothing. So they installed a "flight recorder" for 4 weeks so that if the lights came-on again, I ... Read More
How do you remove the rear bench (fold up) seat permantly in a Ford Freestyle 2005?
History: acquired a used 2005 Freestyle with 98k miles on it, and the family loves it. June 2009: the engine began shutting off while driving... no warning, no "check engine" light, nothing. Took it to Ford, "no fault found", and no advice to do anything except keep driving. It began to happen more frequently over the next month, finally (of course, on a long trip, away from home) took it to ... Read More
2005 FS SE FWD 78,000miles I'm the original owner 40,000 A couple of modules covered under the emissions warranty. 35,000 Rear brakes (cost reimbursed by Ford) 65,000 Front brakes (I paid $100) 75,000 Power steering pump (covered under extended warranty)
Wanting to know the mileage you have now and repairs made at what mileages. 2005 AWD Freestyle with 50,420 miles. -Rear brakes replaced at 30,000 miles. -TSB binding in front bearing plate assembly at 48,000 miles and replaced by Ford for $375.
"If there " simply aren't enough ZF CVT units out there to make it profitable" (your quote) , where are the parts coming from, Stevedebi ???? There are people on this forum that have waited 5-6 weeks for a parts. " I probably wasn't clear on the statement. The parts are coming from Europe. But there are not enough Ford ZF transmissions (i.e., 2005-2007 Freestyle and Ford 500) on the road ... Read More
A little late there, coldcranker...My 06 Freestyle sits in the shop as we speak, waiting on a remmaned trannie because whos' got $5600 for a new one and why in the ##$$ would I want to give FORD another dime of my money? So, no....I am not fine. And if FORD dealerships/service advisors don't know about one of thier own products, then everyone on this thread needs to be extremely concerned. ... Read More
My problems with my 2005 Ford Freestyle are long gone. I traded it in for a 2008 Mazda 5 in March of 2008. It had the first signs of the CVT problem as I was told that the CVT needed to be replaced. I had bought Fords exclusively since 1990 owning a 1990 Probe, 1992 Ford Escort, 1993 Ford Ranger, 1997 Ford Explorer, 1998 Mercury Mountaineer, 2000 Ford Focus, and the ... Read More
Here is my posting #1051 from 9/2007 and below it #1059. Read the posts from the naysayers with their heads in the clouds. They said I was in the minority with my issues. Pretty big minority! #1051 We really liked our 2005 Freestyle when we first got it but then the problems started. At 16,000 miles the CVT (continously variable transmission)failed. The dealer replaced with a remanufactured CVT. I'm at 40,000 ... Read More
I replaced the rear brakes at about 35,000 miels (and recently my front brakes) on my '05 Freestyle FWD with 75,000 miles. I bought aftermarket ceramic pads (about $50 for front and rear) and had a local shop put them in for $100. I was reimbursed by Ford for the cost of replacing the rear brakes. I kept on the original rotors. So far, I haven't had any big problems with ... Read More
I am tired of reading about how Ford continues to ignore this issue. There is no recall just a TSB. Brakes wearing out at 15K to 20K miles is NOT "normal". My expert mechanic (X-Ford and certified) looked at my 2005 Freestyle "premature" brake wear. The problem is clearly a design flaw. Also, being the same platform and sharing brake parts, the 500 has the same problem but usually goes longer ... Read More
I too have a Freestyle 2005 Limited AWD. It has been in the shop for the tranny twice this year, the Throttle body control and I have put brakes a ll the way around. The AWD Malfunction came on in January and i had it fixed, cost of $1400, it worked until about mid September, the malfunction came on again, another $1400 and it still not working, so now they want ... Read More
i have a 2005 awd freestyle. I had the transmission fluid changed at 106,000 miles. Turns out the shop that did it used mercron 5 fluid not the "special fluid" that the dealer now tells me they should have used. now my transmission is slipping and i am being told i need a new transmission. The shop that did the flush says the fluid they used is correct. The dealer says ... Read More
Ford has known its had major throttle body issues on the Freestyle/500/Montego, and maybe others, for a long time now. They issued a TSB (tech service bulletin) early in the Freestyle manufacturing run. A TSB means that Ford has seen too many failures of this part and is alerting technicians to the problem: Copy of TSB: The part "5F9Z-9E926-AA Throttle Body" is over $200. There was a Technical Service Bulletin TSB ... Read More
I took my 2005 Freestyle (93K miles) in for maintenace service today and they said I need rear brakes/calipers again (4th time for brakes). I think I've had enough. Ford replaced the brakes once, reimbursed me once, and the third was on my own. The brakes/calipers on the rear will be $1068. Enough is enough.
I have a 2005 Ford Freestyle and it has been in the shop for over 70 days now waiting for a new Throttle Body. Headquarters will not return my calls and no one can help. Yet they expect you to continue to make payments on a car they can't fix right now. I was told by an inside source that the Throttle body will not be avail for install until after ... Read More
The warranty booklet for a particular model year says it all. I did hear that '07 model years got a longer powertrain warranty, if memory serves me, something Ford did to assuage fears of CVT risk from buyers. My '05 only had a 3-year one, but don't know about '06 models that mike_nyc has. Warranty booklets for model years 2005-2006-2007 Freestyles are available at: Warranty Booklets in PDF downloadable format -- ... Read More
I have a 2005 Ford Freestyle limited. On Saturday, the differential spider gear pin just fell out (I actually found it and pieces of my transmission cover on the ground) and my transmission literally broke up inside the car. (I guess the pin holds the transmission cover on and in place). Regardless, the car only has 42,100 miles on it and of course it is out of warranty. The cost to ... Read More