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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 6 of 30)

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problem #487

Dec 052011

Freestyle

  • 73,000 miles

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

My husband used the cruise control on the highway and experienced a loss of power. We are unable to use the cruise control at all. This is also a problem when getting on the highway or passing. Trying to pass can be terrifying when you are in the left hand lane and lose power, you have to find a way to pull to the right hand lane, get off the road, and shut off the engine.when you start back up you have power again. I know that we are not the only ones with this problem I also know that they have had a recall for the same problem with a different model.

- Melbourne, FL, USA

problem #486

Sep 292009

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • 78,000 miles
Issues with throttle body, the wrench light has come on multiple times while driving at low speeds(under 45mph) the can will randomly lurch at low speeds, having the air conditioner on seems to make the problem worse. The way the car jolts and jumps is unpredictable and makes the vehicle unsafe. This problem has been happening since we purchased the car, and after years and many trips to the Ford dealer the problem will stop for only a few days or few months and then the same problem starts all over again. Also other owners of Ford Freestyles made either IN2005 or 2006 have also experiences the same exact problems I have experienced. I strongly feel this car should be recalled due to the safety issues.

- Randolph, MA, USA

problem #485

Jul 192012

Freestyle

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Freestyle. The contact was driving 55 mph when he noticed that the vehicle would not decelerate. The contact had to tap on the brake pedal a couple of times to get the vehicle to decelerate. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 85,000 and the current mileage was 86,000.

- Essex Junction , VT, USA

problem #484

Jun 012010

Freestyle

  • 64,000 miles

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

The car surges, jumps, sometimes acclerates and I put on the brakes and it will sometimes die. Mainly happens when I am in reverse/forward or the air conditioning is running. Also, does this when I am idling in a parking lot or at a traffic light. I have taken it to auto repair shops and they think it is the computer. Couldn't afford to do a new computer so thought I would hold out, since it doesn't do it all the time. Now it is starting to get worse. I turn the air off when starting out. My wrench light comes on and I don't have much power and my rpms get up to 4 when driving 50mph. Turn the car off and it is like it never happened. The car is dangerous to drive with my kids not knowing when it will happen in busy traffic, ,will it die and someone hit me" this isn't normal and I have found out my car isn't the only one doing this same thing. Will it really take someone getting very hurt for something to be done" what justice is that and knowing that this problems exist. First time buying a Ford and will probably be the last time. I don't trust them. You have a problem you fix it. That is integrity & trust. Love for someone from Ford to come with me for a day and ride in bumper to bumper traffic and see how our day goes.

- Fairfield, IA, USA

problem #483

May 152007

Freestyle

  • 138,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated that while sitting at a traffic light the vehicle suddenly accelerated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the throttle body needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 138,000.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #482

Jun 222011

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
Twice, in 100+ degree weather, after idling for a short time with ac running, I put the car in reverse only to have it lunge backward. Thankfully I was able to control this with the brake. It continued to happen in drive until I reached my destination (fortunately a short distance, although traffic was heavy) and turned the engine off and let it sit for awhile. It has not repeated through the cool months, but I fear it will repeat if I am in the same conditions. As I live part of the year in Arizona, that is very likely. It seems that this is a known issue with this car, hope Ford isn't waiting for someone to die before they fix it.

- Dover, ID, USA

problem #481

Aug 102012

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • 71,000 miles

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

We were in a parking lot. I had just shifted in to reverse and lighted up on the brake, and the car throttled backwards. I quickly pressed the brake and the car stalled or quit. I started the car again and the car throttled backwards again. I pressed the brake, but it didn't stall this time. I slowly released the brake and was able to back out of my spot. A little while later, having arrived at another destination, about 10 miles away, I was pulling into a parking spot, in drive, and after releasing the throttle, to apply the break as I was coasting in, the car 'throttled' again. Fortunately, there was not another vehicle in the space in front of me or I would have probably had a fender bender.

- Brady, TX, USA

problem #480

May 172012

Freestyle

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated that the vehicle lunged forward as she was braking to a stop. The failure also caused the vehicle to sporadically stall without warning. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the air intake valve was cracked and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the issue and stated that there were no recalls for the failure. The failure mileage was 75,000.

- Audubon, PA, USA

problem #479

Aug 092012

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • 114,100 miles
Car lunges forward when it is hot outside and air conditioning is on. While foot is on brake, the car lunges wanting to move forward. I was in a car line to pick up my kids from school and it was 105 outside and I had the air on. When the foot is on the brake the car revs up and tries to move forward. It has done it a couple times in the past, but very softly (mostly when putting it into reverse). This happened yesterday and it wouldn't stop. I was scared to death that I would hit a car or a child walking to the cars. Only due to the fact that my foot was on the break did I not move more than a couple inches, the only way to make it stop was to turn the car off. I was stuck in the car line and had to turn my car on to move every couple minutes and was so scared that I would hit somebody/something. I didn't see the tachometer move very much but the force of the car was scary. The wrench light and the check engine light both came on. Ford needs to do something about this. This is very dangerous. Of course, Ford says there is no problem with the frestyle model and that I need to have my throttle body looked at which is not covered by them as I'm out of warranty. Needless to say, I'm taking my car to a different mechanic. I can't trust Ford. I?ve already had my cvt transmision replaced with Ford (in 2010) as it completely failed and of course that was out of warranty too. File with PE11018.

- Corona, CA, USA

problem #478

Jun 132012

Freestyle

  • 80,000 miles
I would like to add my complaining to incident PE11018. My Ford Freestyle 2006 is doing exactly as described. I would like to see a recall issued. How many incidents does it take before action is taken by Ford?

- Lincoln, NE, USA

problem #477

Aug 062012

Freestyle

  • 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 that the vehicle surged while sitting at a traffic light. The contact mentioned that the failure would only occur when the air conditioner was on. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised not to run the air conditioner. The current mileage was 90,000 and the failure mileage was unavailable.

- Derry, NH, USA

problem #476

Aug 052012

Freestyle

  • 113,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated was reversing from a parking space when the vehicle abnormally accelerated. The contact applied the brakes but the brake pedal traveled to the floorboard and the vehicle did not respond. The contact then crashed into another vehicle. There were no injuries reported. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised the contact that the master air flow sensor and the throttle body needed to be cleaned. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 113,000.

- Nampa, ID, USA

problem #475

Feb 102012

Freestyle

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated that vehicle would surge forward when sitting at a complete stop or when trying to park. The contact stated that they had to depress the brakes extremely hard in order to keep the vehicle from moving. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told that the throttle body assembly needed to be replaced. The failure mileage was 100,000 and the current mileage was 127,000. The VIN was not available.

- Horn Lake, MS, USA

problem #474

Jun 042012

Freestyle

  • 61,000 miles
The vehicle will lunge forward at slow speed or while stopping. It has done so numerous times now and seems very dangerous. It has done it at stop signs and while parking the vehicle. I have read several other people having the same problem.

- Liberty Township, OH, USA

problem #473

Jun 132012

Freestyle

  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds and on some occasions while parking, the vehicle would lunge forward abnormally. On one occasion the wrench warning lamp illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the throttle body was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 95,000 and the current mileage was 97,000.

- Napa, CA, USA

problem #472

Mar 012012

Freestyle

  • 101,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated that when the vehicle was in park or reverse, it would surge forward abnormally. The contact removed his foot from the brake pedal and the vehicle accelerated forward abnormally. The vehicle accelerated without the contact depressing the acceleration pedal. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop where it was inspected. The mechanic cleaned the intake valve as a remedy however failure recurred frequently. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The current mileage was 102,306. The approximate failure mileage was 101,000.

- Bethany , OK, USA

problem #471

Aug 152007

Freestyle

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Freestyle. While in reverse, the contact released the accelerator pedal when suddenly the vehicle accelerated on its own. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for a diagnostic test. The technician replaced the throttle body air intake and throttle body kit. The failure occurred a second time. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer, where the same repair was performed. Two years after the second repair, the failure occurred a third time. There was an investigation under NHTSA action number: PE11018 (vehicle speed control) that may be related to the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #470

Aug 022011

Freestyle

  • 146,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated that while entering a parking space with the brakes depressed, the vehicle lunged forward and backward abnormally. The manufacturer was notified who offered no assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 146,000.

- Monticello, MN, USA

problem #469

Jul 062012

Freestyle

  • 94,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated that the vehicle would lunge forward or accelerate abnormally. The failure was most prominent when the air conditioner was activated. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection or possible repairs. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 94,000 and the current mileage was 95,000.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #468

Jan 012009

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Freestyle. The contact was traveling 5 mph when the vehicle accelerated unexpectedly, despite the accelerator pedal not being depressed. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 100,000 and the current mileage was 111,000.....updated 08-24-12 the consumer stated there was a crash. However, there was no damage. The consumer did inform the mechanic at Ford and inquired about a possible recall. No recall has been issued, as the failure happened numerous times a day. The vehicle also stalled when the consumer attempted to accelerate which required him to hold the brakes. Updated 08/28/12

- Lanoka Harbor, NJ, USA

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