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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,335 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.

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2007 Ford Freestyle Owner Comments (Page 5 of 5)

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problem #4

Jun 052012

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • 44,000 miles


As has been reported by others, the vehicle will accelerate unexpectedly at low speeds when in reverse and drive, while the brake is engaged or I'm just letting off the brakes. I have to mash the brakes hard and keep them engaged for several seconds until the acceleration slows to normal. The problem seems to happen more frequently when the A/C is on.

- Laramie, WY, USA

problem #3

Jun 102011


  • 70,000 miles
While holding brake and shifting to drive or reverse the RPM's increase causes the vehicle to lunge, almost hit a man in a parking lot, have came close to car's on different occasions. Was happening occasionally but now it's every time you drive the vehicle. Also the vehicle loses power during acceleration, then the wrench light comes on. You have to stop and turn the engine off. Then restart engine.

- Blue Ridge, GA, USA

problem #2

Jun 182011


  • 50,000 miles
My 2007 Ford Freestyle has been having unexpected acceleration while at very low speeds in either forward or reverse. The acceleration can be stopped by the brake, but happens unexpectedly. I have previously reported this to the Ford dealership where I purchased the vehicle, however, they were unable to replicate the problem, so no action was taken. The problem has been occurring with increasing frequency over the past year. It is worse when the car has been running for a long time, or in hot weather it seems with air conditioning running. The lunging will sometimes happen repeatedly in the course of trying to park the car, then the car will sometimes stall. I have serious safety concerns while driving in parking lots as it is difficult to control the vehicle. The problem is exactly as described in NHTSA investigation PE11018.

- Glenmoore, PA, USA

problem #1

Mar 122012

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • 52,000 miles
Filed to go with campaign id PE11018. 2007 Freestyle attemps to lurch forward or backward when put into gear with foot on brake. Also, when beginning acceleration, vehicle wants to luch forward and/or speed up more quickly than usual. Have hit a curb because of vehicle lurching forward. Also have almost had an accident backing out of driveway due to unexpected acceleration when put into reverse.

- Reading, OH, USA

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