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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,990 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.

2006 Ford Freestyle transmission problems

transmission problem

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2006 Ford Freestyle Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 202011

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • 63,683 miles


My 2006 Ford Freestyle lately has been having some problems with high rpms at a stop while in drive. With the high rpms it sometimes wants to lunge forward. About 80% of the time a wrench is displayed on the dash. Once the indicator wrench light is on the vehicle it will only accelerate to about 30 to 35 mph and the RPM go to about 3500. I know it is a cvt but the description is as if it does not want to change gears.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #2

Jun 252011

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • 65,288 miles
2006 Ford Freestyle sel suddenly lunging forward at idle speeds in either reverse or moving forward. I almost ran over a child, had it not been for my quick reflex with the brakes. Don gasgarth's Ford dealership in port charlotte, Florida Ford wants $550 for the new version of the throttle body non heated which they are 100% in agreement has a faulty design and is making this problem and have already replaced hundreds at the owners' expense but has not recalled anything yet. This is a very very very quick fix (under 30 minutes work) and they are just dragging their feet... someone will die as a result and Ford needs to fix this asap!!!

- Punta Gorda, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 082009


  • 63,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated that while the vehicle was idling, the vehicle suddenly lunged forward although her foot was on the brake pedal. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where an unknown part was replaced. The failure continued. The contact took the vehicle back to the dealer because the vehicle would not drive in the reverse gear. The dealer stated that the transmission needed to be replaced. The contact called the manufacturer who offered to cover half the repair costs. The failure mileage was approximately 63,000.

- Williamsburg, VA, USA

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