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Transmission failure
By Rob on
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2006 Ford Freestyle Limited 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)
Review
My wife bought this car new to carry kids/dog/groceries and liked the third seat and the gas mileage. Didn't get the AWD to get better gas mileage, although we should have. At 31,000 miles, the transmission failed in heavy traffic, freeway driving in a driving rain. Suddenly in neutral and no forward power after a catastrophic weld failure in the CVT trasnmission. Thankfully under warranty but repairs would have been $3500. Now forced to trade the car or buy the extended warranty for $2000. Would not buy another one.
Favorite Features
MPG, third seat, price. Drives OK but not as nice as Toyota Highlander
Suggested Improvements
CVT transmission needs better quality control (we're not the only ones with this problem) fit and finish not great.
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