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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
16 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,540 miles

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2007 Ford Freestyle Owner Comments (Page 14 of 21)

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problem #157

Jul 052011

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles

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

2007 Ford Freestyle crossover - the car will suddenly lunge forward, sometimes the motor shuts down and the "red wrench" light comes on. This has been happening frequently in the last month. I have called the dealership and they say they think it may be due to throttle problems. Although I have not done an extensive investigation into when the above happens, I have noticed when the air conditioner is on high, it happens. This may be coincidental but nevertheless I have noticed the surge when the air condition is on. I have researched the internet for others with this problem and there certainly seems to be many people with the exact same problem. There is definitely a safety issue with this in that if you do not currently have your foot on the brake, the car will lunge forward (possibly hitting another car, a pedestrian or have even having a deadly accident). This problem needs to be considered a recall by Ford and repaired free of charge by Ford. This should be done before someone is seriously harmed.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #156

Jul 162011

Freestyle

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated that while reversing with the brake pedal depressed, the vehicle surged forward and stalled without warning. The vehicle would not accelerate over 35 mph. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop where they stated that the vehicle's safety mode was activated, but they were not sure if that caused the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 130,000.

- Snow Hill , NC, USA

problem #155

Oct 152009

Freestyle

  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle lunged forward while accelerating. The contact stated that the failure also occurred while driving in reverse. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the throttle body was replaced. The failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where the throttle body was replaced a second time. There was an investigation open under NHTSA action number: PE11018 (vehicle speed control) that may be related to the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 45,000.

- Kansas City, KS, USA

problem #154

Jun 132011

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles

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

My 2007 Ford Freestyle revs up by itself. When backing into my parking space I have to keep my foot on brakes back up very very slowly due to the car wanting to lung back on its own. Not able to use my A/C or heater. When A/C is on the car really revs up and then eventually cuts off with all the light being lit up, the wrench and engine lights up, then I have to wait about 5 minutes before the car cuts back on. This is very dangerous as when im waiting at a stop light the car will lunge forward by itself, I could hit someone accidentally or I could just run into another car. The car seems to have a mind of its own, its scary. I pay for this car and I cant even use the A/C or heater my kids and I just have to suffer. I cant afford all these problems as I have six children to feed. They need to take care of this problem it could be life or death.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #153

Jun 172011

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • miles
The wrench lights come on and the vehicle idles up when at stop light or just stopping vehicle lunges forward with use of brake. Can't use A/C vehicle will lunge also and then shut off completely. Very unsafe...

- Lake Wales, FL, USA

problem #152

Jul 162011

Freestyle

  • miles
When I am going at a low speed the car goes dead. Example being when I turn in my driveway or into a parking space. Also the car surges and jumps forward or sometimes backwards when I put it in reverse or park. It is beginning to happen all the time and is dangerous! I am so frustrated I don't know what to do. I actually ran across a site where tons of others are having the same problem. I do not have $750 plus to pay on fixing something that Ford is well aware they fouled up and did nothing about. As with all the other cases my A/C quit long ago. I feel they should be held accountable and a recall issued so they can pay for the repair of an item that should have been sold in proper working order. Thank you.

- Summerville, GA, USA

problem #151

May 012010

Freestyle

  • miles

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

In May 2010 my 2007 Ford Freestyle began to accelerate involuntarily when entering or leaving a parking space. At that time the vehicle was serviced by bob turner, the problem was corrected, but only temporarily. Approximately two weeks ago the problem has returned exactly as it was before. The vehicle will accelerate involuntarily when parking about 90% of the time. I am very concerned about the safety of driving a vehicle with this type of problem.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #150

Apr 012011

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
This car is a dangerous weapon. It almost ran over my child. Literally. It self accelerated while she was crossing in front of it. If I had not been paying attention and hit the brake immediately she would be dead, I am sure of it. This car self accelerates in forward and reverse, with no warning while idle. I had it fixed once (it was the famous throttle body) they cleaned it. Car ran fine for a while then started doing it again. Can't drive the car for fear it will do it again. Can't trust Ford to fix it as they have lied continually and did not fix it when they said they did the first time. Can't sell it B/C I would feel terrible if someone got hurt B/C I passed it on. I also had to replace the transmission once and now am having transmission troubles again. I believe the carbon build up on these throttle bodies are breaking down the transmissions. Funny thing is Ford no longer makes this particular transmission as per their corporate office. It is criminal what they are doing. I will testify in any court and tell my story. A mother who almost kills their child is someone that will not stop fighting for what is right. I don't know how the people at Ford sleep at night knowing they know these cars are out their and that their main drivers are moms and grandmoms. This is beyond the money lost on this vehicle, this is a fight for justice and what is right and most of all, public safety.

- Lenoir, NC, USA

problem #149

May 012011

Freestyle

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated that the vehicle surged forward and the rpms increased while the brakes were depressed. The failure was experienced numerous times. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer to be diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 65,000.

- North Richland Hills, TX, USA

problem #148

Jun 052011

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Freestyle. The contact was driving approximately 5 mph and approaching a traffic stop signal. When accelerating from the stop, there was a delayed response and the vehicle suddenly lunged forward. The similar failure recurred four times. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated that the electronic throttle body would need to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The contact notified the manufacturer and informed them of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 66,000. Updated 09/21/11 the consumer stated Ford reimbursed him 50%. updated 11/28/11

- Ryebrook , NY, USA

problem #147

Jun 252011

Freestyle

  • 73,000 miles

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

The contact owns 2007 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated that upon starting the vehicle and turning the steering wheel to the left, it surged forward while the brakes were engaged. The vehicle continued to surge until stalling. The failure occurred on numerous occasions in the past while attempting to park or accelerate from a stop. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on two occasions where they were unable to duplicate the failure. The failure mileage was 73,000 and the current mileage was 75,000.

- Chapel Hill, TN, USA

problem #146

Nov 012009

Freestyle

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated that while driving at any speed, the vehicle would surge and stall simultaneously. After waiting a few moments, the vehicle would restart and function as normal. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic, who stated that the failure may be due to the throttle body. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 76,000.

- Andrews , SC, USA

problem #145

Jul 112011

Freestyle

  • 61,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated that while driving approximately 5 mph, pressure was applied to the brake pedal and the vehicle unexpectedly lunged forward. The failure would also occur when the gear was in the reverse position. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who stated that the failure was contributed to the throttle body. The vehicle was in the process of being repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 61,000.

- New Bloomfield, MO, USA

problem #144

Jan 012011

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
2007 Ford Freestyle lunges at low speeds when foot is not on gas pedal. Investigations point to throttle body needs replacing.

- Duluth, GA, USA

problem #143

Jun 152009

Freestyle

  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated while idle with his foot on the brake pedal, it unexpectedly accelerated for ten seconds and surged forward. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who was unable to duplicate the failure. The similar failure recurred three times and the vehicle was taken back to the dealer twice where the throttle body was replaced. The throttle body was recently replaced for the second time. There was an open investigation associated with NHTSA action number PE11018 (vehicle speed control). The manufacturer was notified of the repeated failure. The approximate failure mileage was 42,000.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #142

Jul 012010

Freestyle

  • 95,000 miles
While pulling out of a parking space in reverse, had foot lightly on brake and car revved and then lurched backward, had to push really hard on brake to stop. Tried to pull back in the parking space and the car stalled, and the wrench light came on. This happened several more times last summer, only when the A/C was on. I brought it to the dealer, they couldn't find anything wrong. It has started happening again this summer with increased frequency, and I was very close to being in an accident today because of this issue. I do not want to drive this car, and I certainly don't want my 16 year old driving this dangerous car.

- Southborough, MA, USA

problem #141

Jun 012010

Freestyle

  • 75,000 miles
While shifting the vehicle into "R" or "F" after starting the vehicle, it has a tendency to rev the engine slightly. Keeping firm pressure on the brakes prevents the vehicle from lunging forward/backward. The problem seems to occur more frequently as it gets hotter and hotter. The vehicle "revs" the engine for say 1 second when shifting from "P" to "R" or "F" once every 10 vehicle starts and does seem to occur mainly when the ac is on and the steering wheel slightly turned. Today, 12 July 2011 the vehicle "rev'd" up after picking up our kids at bible camp and once under way the vehicle did begin to die in the parking lot - however the computer must have detected a problem and seemed to restore operations along with the "wrench" light turned on. After pulling onto the highway, we experienced a problem that has not happened since last summer. While the "wrench" is on the vehicle would allow acceleration to approximately 30 miles an hour with the throttle pressed to the floor which is not normal. The car seems fine again now that it has been restarted. I'm not certain the "wrench" and the almost daily engine "rev" for a second are connected. The engine "rev" seems fine as long as you have your foot on the brake. I'm worried about the limited acceleration/"wrench" that has happened three times now in the past 14 months since there is a good chance of an accident when pulling out into a highway when you expect the car to move and the vehicle will not allow normal acceleration. Last year when the "wrench" came on - a Ford dealer indicated that the system did not record an event and thus unable to assist with resolving the problem. We have an appointment at the Ford dealership again tomorrow, 13 July 2011, to find out if this occurrence was captured by the computer/monitoring system.

- Edwardsville, IL, USA

problem #140

Dec 062009

Freestyle

  • miles
The contact owns 2007 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated that they had experienced an abnormal unintended acceleration failure with the vehicle on several occasions. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told that the throttle body needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 51,691.

- Rossville, GA, USA

problem #139

Jan 152010

Freestyle

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Freestyle. While attempting to park the vehicle, it lunged forward. The failure also occurred while at a stop light. The vehicle stalled various times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the throttle body was cleaned; yet, the failure continued to occur. The vehicle was not repaired. There was an open investigation under NHTSA action number: PE11018 (vehicle speed control) that may be related to the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Chesnee, SC, USA

problem #138

Jun 252010

Freestyle

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Freestyle. While the contact attempted to park the vehicle it suddenly lunged forward. The vehicle also lunged forward while stopped at a traffic light. The contact stated the failure occurred intermittently and only when the weather was warm. There was an open investigation under NHTSA action number: PE11018 (vehicle speed control) that may be related to the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Palmyra, VA, USA

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