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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,311 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Ford Freestyle drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2005 Ford Freestyle Owner Comments (Page 16 of 16)

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problem #2

Aug 192008


  • 43,158 miles


While driving with my 2 children in the car, the "throttle body" went, leaving me with no power to my vehicle. We were very lucky to not have been injured or involved in an accident. The vehicle was taken the next day to the repair shop and was fixed in 2 days, with a new "electronic throttle body" being installed. According to both the Ford website and customer service representative, there is no recall on this vehicle for this problem. Is there anything you can do as this is a definite safety issue??

- Nesquehoning, PA, USA

problem #1

Jul 232008


  • 26,000 miles
While stopped with foot on the brake, the car surges forward and the rpms increase dramatically. This also happens while allowing vehicle to back out of a parking spot. This has occurred more than 10 times. The car has been taken to the dealership on 3 occasions and everytime we were told that they can not duplicate the problem and therefore can not fix it. It is only a matter of time before this vehicle lunges into cross traffic at a stop light.

- Bethany, OK, USA

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