2006 Ford Freestyle Consumer Review: Beware of transmission!

2006 Ford Freestyle - Consumer Review

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SEL Wagon (3.0L V6 AWD CVT Automatic)

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Beware of transmission!
By Patricia Doyle on


2006 Ford Freestyle SEL 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


We purchased our Freestyle in 8/06 and were initially very pleased with it. It handled well and looked sharp. The kids loved it too. We had problems, though, with the dashboard lights (fuel cap, check engine, etc.) going on and off. Finally the worst happened July 7th. While riding on the NJ Turnpike, our transmission died. We were shocked (but thankfully safe). The car had only 12,800 miles. The transmission needed to be replaced and we were using a rental for two weeks. Ford didn't even reimburse us for all of our expenses. The car is back and is running fine. I'm very disappointed with Ford, though. I thought they would take better care of us throughout this ordeal.

Best Features

Exterior look. Comfort.

Worst Features

DVD placement is huge problem. Should be in headrest.
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