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2.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,200 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2005 Ford Freestyle AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2005 Ford Freestyle Owner Comments

problem #5

May 012007

Freestyle

  • 18,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2005 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated that the air conditioner did not blow cool air. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times for the failure. The dealer was unable to locate a failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 18,000 and the current mileage was 80,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Lorton , VA, USA

problem #4

Jul 042011

Freestyle

  • 84,000 miles
I have a Ford Freestyle 2005 that has an A/C issue. As I have done some online research there are many complaints. It doesn't stay cool when the car idles. Neither does it cool the car down in the 90-100 degree weather. Took the car to a mechanic and he said it would cost $1100 to replace the compressor. He said the problem is that you have to get the compressor from Ford and they have a huge back log of orders and they weren't sure when he could get it. I think this problem should be looked into. Online there are many, many, many complaints exactly like mine. Ford should stand behind their product and offer some kind of reimbursement to those of us who own this vehicle.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #3

May 012011

Freestyle

  • miles
Our A/C compressor recently went bad and had to be replaced. We were told by two different Ford dealerships that this was one known problem with Ford Freestyles; the second being a lunging or lurching problem that involves the throttle body which I have also filed a complaint for this issue. We were told that no recall had been issued for the compressor (or the throttle body), but that these were the most common problems with the Freestyle. Interestingly, the throttle body problem seems to be exeracerbated by the A/C, and I virtually had no problems with lurching and lunging until the compressor and other related cooling components were replaced. At that time, the lunging started again with a vengence. These issues seem to be related and costly to repair.

- Oxford, MS, USA

problem #2

Jun 012010

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated while slowing down or changing gears the vehicle lunged forward. She also stated that the engine fail safe mode message illuminated and in order for the warning light to shut off the contact had to turn the vehicle completely off. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the throttle body was defective, as a result the engine mount and throttle body needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 72,000 and the current mileage was 85,000.updated 08/01/11 the consumer stated the problem is worse during hot weather, and after idling. The vehice lost power due to the engine going into fail safe mode. The ac compressor had to be replaced a month pror. Updated 08/02/11

- Dothan , AL, USA

problem #1

Jul 222010

Freestyle

  • 102,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Freestyle. Whenever the contact turned on the air conditioner she noticed that the air was not coming out as cold as the contact would like and would not cool the vehicle. The failure was not diagnosed. The failure mileage was 102000. The current mileage was 103000.

- Homerville, GA, USA

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