2006 Ford Freestyle Consumer Review: Transmission failure

2006 Ford Freestyle Wagon - Consumer Review

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Transmission failure
By Rob on


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


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.

Best Features

MPG, third seat, price. Drives OK but not as nice as Toyota Highlander

Worst Features

CVT transmission needs better quality control (we're not the only ones with this problem) fit and finish not great.
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