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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
25 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,887 miles

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2006 Ford Freestyle Owner Comments (Page 25 of 30)

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problem #107

Aug 302010

Freestyle

  • 56,000 miles

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

2006 Ford Freestyle lunges or lurches when in reverse or when moving forward at slow speed. RPM's jump and brakes have to be applied to avoid an accident. Cause seems to be a malfunctioning throttle body sensor. Normally happens after car has been driven for a long time period and during hot summer driving conditions. Problem started occuring after around 50,000 miles and is becoming more frequent. Was informed that Ford had part manufactured by an outside vendor that has since gone out of business and that the part has been redesigned by another vendor that eliminates the false readings that cause a surge in rpms. This is a safety issue that will require a recall to avoid Freestyles with this defective part from losing contol and causing potential accidents.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #106

Jul 032010

Freestyle

  • 72,500 miles
Sudden lurching/surging of my 2006 Ford Freestyle while driving at low speed in a parking lot.

- Perkiomenville, PA, USA

problem #105

Sep 042010

Freestyle

  • 42,880 miles
2006 Ford Freestyle surging - when slowing down, vehicle surged forward while pressing the brake. Also had an incident where it surged forward while in reverse. Took the vehicle to my local Ford dealer. They tried to charge me $390 to clean the mass air flow sensor. I have an extended warranty and I questioned why I would be charged the full amount. After much debate, they agreed to cover under my warranty but I had to pay the $100 deductible. They did the cleaning, they did not replace the throttle body as I requested. I am concerned due to the large number of related complaints and the safety related issue as the car is uncontrollable when surging and could cause the driver to hit pedestrians or other cars.

- Simi Valley, CA, USA

problem #104

Jul 102010

Freestyle

  • 47,000 miles

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

Surging from a while brake applied or when letting off brake but before applying gas. Front end noises when turning to right, loud creaking sound. Brakes make a creaking sound also but show now signs of needing to be replaced. All issues started at the same time.

- Lake Jackson, TX, USA

problem #103

Aug 062010

Freestyle

  • 0 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated that whenever the vehicle was barely moving it would vibrate and then surge forward and backwards. The warning light illuminated as she drove to a mechanic where they are running a diagnostic test. After performing a diagnostic test they confirmed that the throttle body failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer previously and they could not diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Bethesda, MD, USA

problem #102

Aug 012010

Freestyle

  • 75,500 miles
My Ford Freestyle SE has begun stalling when I put on the brakes to stop. It has also started lurching forward uncontrollably when stopping as well. During this incident, my foot is on the brake. This is a very dangerous situation because the car is not under my control when it is accelerating. Stalling at a stop sign or red light or when applying the brakes is a huge safety concern for a rear-end collision. This is a serious safety issue.

- Moon Township, PA, USA

problem #101

Aug 212010

Freestyle

  • 84,055 miles

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

My 2006 Ford Freestyle has suddenly began to accelerate on its own. After I parked it 6 days ago, the check engine light came on. I took it to be checked and two codes came up P061B and P2106, and Ford had a tsb for another vehicle mil with these two codes. How can I drive this car with it doing what it wants to do....please investigate this, because this model may be limited, but it has serious issues that no one can afford to lose their life over. I looked for recall information on Ford's website, but it constantly says the VIN number is invalid....so what do I do...

- Waldorf, MD, USA

problem #100

May 152010

Freestyle

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Freestyle. The contact was sitting idle at a traffic stop with the brake depressed when the vehicle abnormally accelerated. An unknown warning light was illuminated and the vehicle then stalled. The dealer advised that the throttle would likely need replacing however the part was on backorder. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 75,000 and the current mileage was 78,000.

- Iowa Park , TX, USA

problem #99

May 172007

Freestyle

  • 24,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Freestyle. The contact was attempting to reverse when the vehicle abnormally accelerated with the illumination of the wrench warning light. The contact shut off the vehicle and when restarting, the failure recurred before stalling yet the warning light was no longer illuminated. The vehicle was restarted again and the vehicle stalled but then independently restarted. The dealer made repairs to the computer and the fuel injection system was cleaned. The failure recurred. The wrench warning light was re-illuminated and the vehicle independently decelerated before stalling. The vehicle was taken to a local repair facility where the mechanic advised that he was unable to duplicate the failure but advised that the throttle body was defective. The contact noticed that the failure would occur when the air conditioner was on activated on high or medium high. Additionally, the air conditioning compressor had also failed. The manufacturer offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 24,000 and the current mileage was 67,001.

- El Dorado, AR, USA

problem #98

Aug 262010

Freestyle

  • 61,900 miles
For the past 4 or 5 weeks, when your foot is on the brake, the car would rev-up and try to take off. This past week, I have been is stopped traffic and the reving up and trying to take off with my foot on the brake has gotten worse and today my car died in the missle of traffic. It did finally start back up, but the service department said that it was the throttle body and it would cost, starting at $700. The dealership said that they alone have fixed over 10. We live in a town of 3500 people. This is so stupid!. I should not be out this money!!!

- Wills Point, TX, USA

problem #97

Aug 132010

Freestyle

  • 48,913 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated as soon as the vehicle was started and put into gear, the vehicle would began to accelerate abnormally. The failure also occurred while in reverse. The contact then abruptly applied the brakes and would power off the vehicle to stop the unintended acceleration. The maintenance warning light would fluctuate on and off. The dealer diagnosed the failure as a faulty throttle body. The dealer replaced the throttle body and the failure was corrected. The failure mileage was 48,913.

- Sabastian, FL, USA

problem #96

Aug 192010

Freestyle

  • 42,460 miles
Cv boot failed, motor mounts failed, battery dead, rotten egg smell from exhaust, now putting vehicle into gears with foot on brake vehicle surges like my foot is on the gas pedal but it's on the brake, and does not go over 25 when pulling forward almost got into several accidents from vehicle acceleration, this has been happening everyday now I got my vehicle in 2009 and only had it for a year.

- Carmichael , CA, USA

problem #95

Jul 012010

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
My 2006 Ford Freestyle is lurching forward when stopped or going at very slow speeds in forward and reverse. It also has stalled a few times. When it stalls and I restart it, it will not accelerate even to 30 mph. The lurching problem has caused me on multiple occasions to almost hit either pedestrians walking in front or behind my vehicle, almost hit other vehicles, and has lurched me out into the street in front of other vehicles who had the right of way. This is a very serious problem which has the potential for future deaths, especially when pedestrians are involved, along with being forced out into oncoming traffic. My Freestyle just started dong this lurching in the past 6 months or so, but apparently the problem has been ongoing since 2005. When I took it in to the dealer for service they acted like they had never heard of the problem and charged me for a diagnostic, then noted that if that didn't work they might try checking the throttle body. This is unacceptable. Ford is putting the lives of it's so-called 'family' in danger and is not stepping up to the plate to fix the problem or even face it head on by implementing a recall. Something needs to be done before there are fatalities!

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #94

Aug 242010

Freestyle

  • 62,000 miles
While in gear vehicle will serge and lurch, forward or reverse throttle control / transmission light comes on and car then has no power, if you turn off engine and restart problem goes away for awhile but re-turns.

- Modesto, CA, USA

problem #93

Jun 152010

Freestyle

  • 43,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated that when shifting into drive or reverse with the brakes depressed, the vehicle would intermittently accelerate briefly. The contact was able to stop the unintended acceleration by abruptly applying the brakes. The dealer advised that the throttle body would need replacing. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 43,000 and the current mileage was 46,000.

- Summerville, SC, USA

problem #92

Jul 072010

Freestyle

  • 79,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Freestyle. The contact was driving approximately 5 mph in reverse into a residential garage. As the contact depressed the brake pedal, the vehicle began to abnormally accelerate. The contact was able to stop the vehicle with repeated pressure to the brakes. The failure occurred six times. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis and the throttle body was replaced. In addition, on a separate occasion there was a complete loss of engine power. The failure reoccurred with the illumination of the check engine warning light indicator. The dealer replaced the exhaust gas recirculation and switch assembly. The failure mileage was 79,000.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #91

Jun 072010

Freestyle

  • 65,000 miles
2006 Ford Freestyle has rapid acceleration when shifting into reverse and brake is applied. The happens without ever placing foot on the gas. This started after owning the car for 4 years.

- Round Rock, TX, USA

problem #90

Aug 162010

Freestyle

  • 84,565 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated that the vehicle abnormally surged forward as he shifted from park to drive. The failure would occur intermittently and would also occur when shifting into reverse. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that the throttle body would need to be replaced. The vehicle was in the process of being repaired. The failure and current mileage was 84,565.

- Columbus, MS, USA

problem #89

Aug 022010

Freestyle

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Freestyle. The vehicle was stopped with the contact depressing the brakes as the vehicle abnormally accelerated. The contact applied abrupt pressure to the brakes and was able to stop the unintended acceleration. The wrench and engine service warning lights illuminated during the failure. The contact shut off the vehicle and when restarting, it resumed normal operation. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where they were unable to diagnose the failure. The failure recurred while the contact was driving with the cruise control set at approximately 65 mph. The entire dashboard illuminated during the failure. The contact shut off the vehicle and when restarting, the vehicle resumed as normal for approximately one hour until the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the contact was advised that there was a malfunction within the transmission control. The vehicle was then taken to an authorized dealer where she was advised that the transmission would need replacing. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 40,000 and the current mileage was 41,000.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #88

Jul 012010

Freestyle

  • 51,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Freestyle. The contact was driving 15 mph when the vehicle abnormally accelerated. The failure would occur sporadically whether accelerating forward or in reverse. The vehicle would also stall without warning whenever the air conditioning unit was activated. The manufacturer advised the contact to take the vehicle to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was neither diagnosed for the failure nor repaired. The failure mileage was 51,000 and the current mileage was 52,002.

- Aurora, CO, USA

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