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2.2

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,000 miles

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2006 Ford Freestyle wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2006 Ford Freestyle Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 152011

Freestyle

  • 70,000 miles

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

Water in the spare tire well, rust on the third seat support, mold covering tire cover, mold on carpet and a terrible mildew smell in the car. Problem is reported in Ford tbs07-03-06 to dealers water leaking from drain tubes into back of car. I noticed this problem when I saw water running down my seat belts and a terrivel mildew smell in car. Seems to me a mold/mildew problem is a safety issue. Driving around in a closed up vehicle with spores floating around can't be healthy especially with two small chilren ages 1 and 3. I am very concerned about my family breathing in this mold if it was in a home it would be concidered a safety hazard. I found this from a posting online about mold-associated conditions. Health problems associated with high levels of airborne mold spores include allergic reactions, asthma episodes, irritations of the eye, nose and throat, sinus congestion, and other respiratory problems. For example, residents of homes with mold are at an elevated risk for both respiratory infections and bronchitis. When mold spores are inhaled by an immunocompromised individual, some mold spores may begin to grow on living tissue, attaching to cells along the respiratory tract and causing further problems. Generally, when this occurs, the illness is an epiphenomenon and not the primary pathology. Also, mold may produce mycotoxins, either before or after exposure to humans, potentially causing toxicity. Fungal infection a serious health threat from mold exposure for immunocompromised individuals is systemic fungal infection (systemic mycosis). Immunocompromised individuals exposed to high levels of mold, or individuals with chronic exposure may become infected. Sinuses and digestive tract infections are most common; lung and skin infections are also possible. Mycotoxins may or may not be produced by the invading mold.

- Batavia, OH, USA

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