2005 Ford Freestyle Consumer Review: What a waste of 10 Grand

2005 Ford Freestyle - Consumer Review

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SEL Wagon (3.0L V6 CVT Automatic)

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What a waste of 10 Grand
By 4freese on


2005 Ford Freestyle SEL Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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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