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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 20 of 21)

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problem #37

Jul 302010

Freestyle

  • 47,000 miles

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

2007 Ford Freestyle throttle problems on July 30,2010 the car surged by it's self in reverse. Upon getting the card into neutral the car stopped after numerous attempts on the brakes. We drove the car approx. 1/8 mile and stopped the car cut off. Once again starting the car it surged forward this time. Now I'm having to pay $901 plus tax to have it repaired. On edmunds.com I have read and I'm not the only one that has had this problem. Once again Ford has gotten away with the same thing that Toyota got caught in its actions. Also the repairman said the software would have to be reprogrammed. Please go online and looked at all the problems with the Ford Freestyle.

- Jackson, GA, USA

problem #36

Jul 302010

Freestyle

  • 95,000 miles
Started noticing that the vehicle would suddenly surge in acceleration on its own when parking or backing out of parking spaces. The failure started out as barely noticeable to a constant and ever increasing surge and are constantly getting worse. After avoiding several "near crash incidents" I told my wife to have the vehicle checked. Took vehicle to Ford garage for repairs. Repair cost was quoted as $500 and some odd dollars for the part (electronic throttle linkage) with cost of labor to remove and replace linkage to be additional. Ford dealer informed me that deliver of linkage to their facility would be approximately 13august2010 at the earliest. I asked about locating and have shipped "over night" express the linkage instead of waiting 2 to 3 weeks. Dealer informed me that they would check with other dealers and if they had the part they would get it and would cost me extra since they were not getting it from Ford!

- Willow Springs, MO, USA

problem #35

Jul 222010

Freestyle

  • 74,000 miles
My 2007 Ford Freestyle limited experienced unexpected surging forward and surging while in reverse. Incident happened twice in the same day. Warning lights came on. Car was taken to local Ford dealership for evaluation. Diagnostics indicated that the throttle body was bad and needed replaced. We were informed that there was a national shortage of replacement throttle body assemblies for this model and that the part was on back order. Estimated time frame the dealership expected the part was mid August. A general internet search revealed many similar stories of Ford Freestyle owners with similar year cars with similar mileage I suggest an investigation be conducted into why there is a shortage of this part ie to many similar model cars with faulty parts to keep up with demand. This poses as safety concern for my family as unexpected surges could lead to fatal accidents.

- Cordova, MD, USA

problem #34

Aug 012009

Freestyle

  • 47,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated when shifting in either reverse or drive, the vehicle would sporadically accelerate or stall without warning. On a later date, the check engine warning light illuminated and the vehicle was taken to the dealer. The dealer diagnosed located the failure at the throttle body, but stated the part would not be available for one month. The manufacturer was contacted they advised the vehicle was out of warranty. The manufacturer did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 47,000 and the current mileage was 49,005.

- Houston , TX, USA

problem #33

May 192010

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated while entering a residential garage at 2 mph, the vehicle abnormally accelerated and she crashed into the rear wall of the garage of the residence. There was substantial damage done to the interior of the home and the contact barely missed hitting the retaining wall. The dealer inspected the vehicle and stated that the throttle body was causing the failure. The vehicle repaired at a cost of $854. The failure mileage was 47,000 and the current mileage is 50,000. Updated 10/15/10 bf updated 10/19/10

- Germantown, TN, USA

problem #32

Jul 152010

Freestyle

  • 50,200 miles
We own a 2007 Ford Freestyle. Two weeks ago, my husband put the vehicle in reverse to back out of a parking space and the engine accelerated. He had his foot on the brake at the time. After that happened, the vehicle lost power and he had to turn the vehicle off and restart. When he restarted, the engine would not shift correctly and the wrench light was on. We drove approximately 2 miles to our destination and turned the vehicle off. When we restarted it to leave, the wrench light was off and the vehicle drove normally on the drive home (approximately 10 miles). We only drove the vehicle twice between that time and yesterday, when I was backing out of the garage and the engine accelerated each time I would start to ease my foot off the brake. This happened 3 times until I got out of the driveway. When I put the vehicle in drive, there were no further problems. I have not taken vehicle to a dealership for diagnosis, but yesterday I called 2 different dealerships to see if I could get information. Both of them said that it has the symptoms of a throttle body issue, and this part is on a national backorder! if that is the case, this must be a massive problem. When the first batch of this part are released, they will go to consumers who have already had their vehicle into a dealership for diagnosis. It was recommended that I leave my car at a dealership and they would have to try to make the vehicle duplicate the problem to get an accurate diagnosis. Then is would still be another 2 - 3 months to get my vehicle repaired. I am afraid to drive my vehicle while waiting for a part.

- Sachse, TX, USA

problem #31

May 282010

Freestyle

  • 49,600 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated was entering a parking space at a relatively low, unknown speed. She depressed the brakes and there was an abnormal increase in engine rpms. The vehicle then accelerated forward before independently stopping. The dealer advised that the throttle body would need to be replaced. The dealer advised that although the failure was common, there was not a recall. The manufacturer would not provide any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 49,600.

- Jacksonville, AL, USA

problem #30

May 012010

Freestyle

  • 29,760 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Freestyle. While driving approximately 2 mph, the contact engaged the brake pedal which was an unexpected surge causing the vehicle to accelerate approximately one foot forward. The engine stalled without warning. The contact was able to restart the vehicle and function normally. The failure occurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnostic testing. The failure was related to the throttle body; however, the part was on a national massive back order. The contact had to pay a $530 deposit in order to have the part ordered. The technician was unable to provide an estimated arrival date for the part. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 29,760. The VIN was unavailable.

- Dalzell, SC, USA

problem #29

Jun 102010

Freestyle

  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated that the vehicle accelerated without driver intent when he put his foot on the brake pedal to stop the vehicle or slow down. The wrench light (transmission throttle light) illuminated. The failure began to occur intermittently but it became progressively worse over time. The dealer stated that the electronic throttle body needed to be replaced and was on back order for at least three weeks. The failure and current mileages were 35,000.

- Edmond , OK, USA

problem #28

Jul 062010

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated that while driving with her foot on the brake pedal the vehicle accelerated without driver intent. The failure also occurred while driving in reverse. The check engine light also illuminated when the failure occurred. The vehicle was taken to a Ford dealer who stated that the throttle body was defective and needed to be replaced. The repair part was ordered; however, it is on back order. The contact paid for the part and they will notify the contact when it becomes available. Ford Motor Company was also notified but they stated that they were unable to offer any assistance. The failure and current mileages were approximately 31,000. Updated 10/05/10. Updated 10/21/10. The consumer stated soo after he made the report, the vehicle accelerated while in traffic. Updated 10/26/10

- Bayside , NY, USA

problem #27

Apr 052010

Freestyle

  • 56,000 miles

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

I own a 2007 Ford Freestyle AWD that has been accelerating on it's own when I have my foot on the brake. It happens every day. It happens most during the ac is on. I almost hit the garage door to my home when driving the car into my driveway it accelerated forward on its own. During reverse the car also accelerates too. This is a dangerous situation. Ford needs to have this as a recall asap. Or are they waiting for someone to get killed. I called my local Ford dealer and they don't see any claims on this. I do see that alot of people are complaining about the same thing. What is going to be done to fix this problem? I have children and I don't what anything to happen to them. This is a serious situation here. What will be done. This is a safety issue. I don't understand why this is not a recall. Ford has put in the past recalls such as seats, seat belts, why not cars accelerating on its own. I am scared of driving my car. Please help.

- Florida, NY, USA

problem #26

Jul 152010

Freestyle

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Freestyle. The contact was depressing the brakes as she approached a traffic stop. The vehicle abnormally jerked forward, barely crashing into a vehicle ahead of hers. The contact then attempted to reverse into a parking space at a relatively low speed when the vehicle abnormally accelerated. The contact was able to stop the vehicle and proceeded to the dealer. The dealer advised that the throttle body would need to be replaced but the part needed to make the repair was on back order. The dealer could not provide an estimated time of arrival for the part. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure and current mileages were 70,000.

- Muskogee, OK, USA

problem #25

Jul 072010

Freestyle

  • 60,200 miles
About 6 or 7 times over a 2 day period car unexpectedly surged harshly forward while driving at about 30-40 mph. Then surged very rapidly one time when backing up and stalled when brakes applied hard. "wrench" light came on with stall. When car restarted wrench light stayed on and car had almost no power even with gas pedal to floor. Car parked overnight and drove well in am without wrench light. Dealership says it needs a new throttle body. Part on back-order because of high demand, expected to take approx. A month to get part. Will not drive vehicle until repaired for fear surge will lead to crash.

- Port Matilda, PA, USA

problem #24

Mar 012010

Freestyle

  • 65,000 miles
Car accelerates when put into reverse.

- Columbia, MO, USA

problem #23

Aug 202009

Freestyle

  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated while driving at an unknown speed, there was an abnormal increase in engine rpms to 6,000 and the vehicle stalled. When restarting, the vehicle abnormally accelerated. The check engine warning light was illuminated. The contact was able to shut off the vehicle to stop the acceleration and when restarting, the warning light was no longer illuminated and the vehicle resumed normal operation. The failure recurred and became progressively worse. The dealer advised the transmission and throttle body would need to be replaced. The manufacturer did not provide any assistance. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was approximately 78,000 and the current mileage was approximately 85,000.

- Deltona, FL, USA

problem #22

Jun 132010

Freestyle

  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated when starting the vehicle, the vehicle would abnormally accelerate forward or in reverse. The contact was able to stop the unintended acceleration by depressing the brakes. The dealer advised the throttle body would possibly need to be replaced however; the part needed to make the repair was not readily available and would need to be ordered. The manufacturer advised there was not a recall for the failure and did not provide any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 72,000.

- College Park, MD, USA

problem #21

Jun 202010

Freestyle

  • 34,000 miles
Vehicle accelerates 300-400 RPM after taking foot off brake in forward and reverse. Happens 70% of the time. Can cause serious injury if the circumstances were right ie, someone behind the car could be injured. Dealer indicated trans has delayed engagement and in fail mode, had code U0401 eec test pinpoint test found PCM power relay making bad connection, correct condition clear code roadtest. Still does the same thing but now worse happens more often.

- West Covina, CA, USA

problem #20

Jun 272010

Freestyle

  • 46,800 miles
Just bought a 07 Ford Freestyle while parking vehicle in garage vehicle lunged forward hitting my wall notice on line that there are hundreds of Freestyles with the same problem (electronic throttle body.

- Sparks, NV, USA

problem #19

Jul 072008

Freestyle

  • 29,185 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Freestyle. When the gear selector was placed in the drive position, the vehicle slightly surged forward until the brakes were applied. The contact stated that the failure would also recur while driving in reverse. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the throttle body was replaced under warranty. The failure began to recur intermittently about two years later. The vehicle was taken back to an authorized dealer who stated that would be responsible for the repair cost. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 29,185 and the current mileage was 61,000.

- Longwood, FL, USA

problem #18

Jun 262010

Freestyle

  • 80,000 miles
2007 Ford Freestyle ----- I have an issue with the car surging ahead when you shift gears and apply the brakes. Many other car owners are having the same problem. At mycarstats.com there are over 50 complains about the Freestyle and I would say at least 40 of them relate to this problem. The others complaints were minor, door latches etc. It appears that this is really an issue with this car. Apparently the problem is caused by the throttle body and according to the research the part alone cost over $600. Why hasn't a recall been made on this part. Toyota was just fined over $16 million for not reporting their problem your Agency soon enough. According to the reports I read on-line this information has been reported to your Agency for some time now. Is anything going to be done about it? very dangerous situation.

- Charleston, SC, USA

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