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2005 Ford Freestyle Wagon - Consumer Reviews

2005 Ford Freestyle Wagon

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Another Transmission Horror Tale
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By Bill Hayes
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2005 Ford Freestyle Wagon SEL Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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DON'T BUY THIS CAR!
Transmission woes will plague you if you buy a car with this transmission. Other owners stated their facts well, mine are similar. What I've learned is that Ford has no integrity, won't stand behind their product, and don't mind selling inferior products. Shame on you, Ford....I'll never buy another.
I also think the reviews praising this car are bogus


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Approaching 250k
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Chris
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2005 Ford Freestyle Wagon SEL Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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Very impressed with this car. Great versatility and reliability. Very few problems


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throttle body
5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By Renee Owens
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2005 Ford Freestyle Wagon SEL Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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Ok so we bought this 2005 freestyle had 18 months ran perfect. Monday we are driving down the road lose all power, pull over the car is still running but gas pedal will not work. We turned vehicle off started it back ran perfect until Saturday same thing happened. We coasted into auto zone they put it on diagnostics. Diagnostics said it was tps so later that day same thing happened pulled over turned car off it started back but now engine light won't go off. I took it to ford dealer they are saying it's throttle body. There was a recall but ford won't honor because they are saying it has never been serviced but the warranty on it ran out June 2 So now we have to pay 940 to ford place for throttle body ridiculous but only vehicle we have so it's got to be paid


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Never buying a ford again.
4 of 18 people found this review helpful
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By aparadoski
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2005 Ford Freestyle Wagon SEL Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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We bought our freestyle off kijiji. At first it was a good vehicle but was a little suckish on gas. We liked it for room for dogs or for passengers or for easy convienvence. After about two years of ownership, we started hearing a rumbling sound when in P or N. We took the car in and they told us that it was the transmission. We will now be trying to get rid of this piece of shit for something better like a mazda cx-7 before our lemonmobile breaks down. ps never buy another FORD.


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sucks


Worst Features

stop making cars.


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What a waste of 10 Grand
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By 4freese
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2005 Ford Freestyle Wagon SEL Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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We bought out Freestyle used and was assured that it was a great automobile with no known issues.
After a year of owning it the car died and it has to have the CVT transmission fixed.
I replaced the mechatronic unit and it still is not fixed.
Dealer said that the best thing to do is light a match and drop it on the floorboard.
A new trans is $6000 and a throttle body is $500.
Mechatronic unit was $800.
What a money pit.
If it had a better transmission it would be a great car but it cannot move without this working.


Best Features

Everything except the transmission.


Worst Features

Ford needs to reimburse buyers or replace the transmisison with something better. They know the problems exsist and will not fix them.


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