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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 engine problems

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2007 Ford Freestyle Owner Comments (Page 7 of 21)

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problem #297

May 142012

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • 103,000 miles

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

When idling at an intersection or taking off from a parked position...the Freestyle will experience a quick surge of acceleration. I have been fortunate enough to apply the brake to stop the vehicle without incident. It seems to occur more when air conditioning is on. The most recent occurrence happened to my wife when she was out with the kids. She put on the gas, it lunged forward, she slammed the brakes and then the engine stalled...this happened twice. We parked the vehicle in a parking lot overnight. We were able to drive it the next morning to the Ford dealership for service. It's happening way too often and it isn't safe.

- Warsaw, IN, USA

problem #296

Jun 172012

Freestyle

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled while driving in reverse. The vehicle was restarted and a light on the instrument panel illuminated, indicating there was a problem. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for a diagnosis. The contact was informed that the vehicle would need a new throttle body and a new transmission. The manufacturer was notified but offered no assistance. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were 120,000.

- Harper Woods, MI, USA

problem #295

May 262012

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • 51,000 miles
The vehicles accelerates when brake is on. Has happened on multiple occasions and for both drivers of vehicle. The vehicle just surges forward a short distance. Don't know exact first date as it was infrequent and I thought maybe I was imagining it. Second driver of vehicle confirmed problem. Only goes forward a few inches but very scary and frequency is increasing. Will be taking to shop. See this is listed on web sites as a frequent problem with the 2007 Freestyle.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #294

Oct 102011

Freestyle

  • 75,000 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 that the vehicle would attempt to accelerate when decelerating or sitting idle, in reverse or forward. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and two additional mechanics who advised that the throttle body needed to be replaced. The failure mileage was 75,000 and the current mileage was 82,000.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #293

Jan 052011

Freestyle

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated that while attempting to park the vehicle lunged forward abnormally. The engine and transmission warning lamp also illuminated. The contact mentioned that the failure would recur whether driving forward or in reverse. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 120,000.

- Morning View, KY, USA

problem #292

May 012009

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
When attempting to enter a parking space, the vehicle suddenly accelerated and lurched forward necessitating a very quick change of foot position from gas pedal to brake pedal. After bringing vehicle to a complete stop and again attempting to move forward into a parking space, vehicle repeated lurching movements, and again necessitated rapid change of foot position to brake. Vehicle continues to exhibit problem, not only when moving forward, but also when vehicle is in reverse. It has been inspected several times at a certified Ford dealership, with no obvious defects detected. Online defects search lists numerous reports of similar problems with solution being to replace throttle body, a very costly repair.

- Ivins, UT, USA

problem #291

Aug 162011

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 139,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Ford Freestyle. While driving less than 5 mph in reverse, the vehicle unexpectedly lunged forward with a rapid increase in the rpms. The failure also occurred when the brake pedal was applied. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the transmission was replaced. The failure continued to occur. The failure was also diagnosed by a different mechanic who stated the failure was related to the electronic throttle body. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 139,000.... updated 08/15/12

- Odessa, MO, USA

problem #290

Jan 012008

Freestyle

  • 32,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated that the vehicle would abnormally accelerate when the engine was started, when parking, or when reversing. The contact also stated that the failure was most prominent when the air conditioner was active. The failure was experienced numerous times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but a diagnostic was not performed. The vehicle was test driven but the dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 32,000 and the current mileage was 85,000.

- Sarasota , FL, USA

problem #289

Apr 012010

Freestyle

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated that when the gear was shifted into drive with the brake depressed when the vehicle suddenly accelerated. The vehicle also made a loud idle noise when the gear was shifted to neutral or park. The failure was experienced several times. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer to have a diagnostic performed. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 121,000.

- Barnhart , MO, USA

problem #288

May 132012

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • 109,000 miles
Vehicle lunges about 1 ft while foot is on break no reason in drive or reverse with no gas pressure, lunges about 6 feet without foot on break no warning or reason, vehicle jerks and stalls and loses power after lunging 1-2 ft in reverse, throttle /transmission light will turn on and off. When put on the diagnostic the computer the car computer will not keep code, I live in a family neighborhood this is very dangerous kids play in the street!!!! Ford needs to take responsibility!!

- Wichita Falls, TX, USA

problem #287

May 302012

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • 49,799 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 that the vehicle abnormally accelerated with the brakes depressed. The throttle warning light illuminated after the failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the dealer confirmed that the throttle body assembly needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted and the vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 49,799 and the current mileage was 49,803. Updated 07/05/12 updated 07/10/12

- Palmyra, PA, USA

problem #286

Jun 182011

Freestyle

  • 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 #285

Aug 012009

Freestyle

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle also accelerated independently when shifted into reverse or drive and the contact had to depress the brakes with extreme force in order to get the vehicle to stop. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis and the transmission was replaced. The failure recurred six months after the repair. There were no further repairs made to the vehicle. The failure mileage was 30,000 and the current mileage was 65,000.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #284

Dec 012010

Freestyle

  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns 2007 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated that while the brakes were depressed, the vehicle lunged forward. The contact stated that all of the lights on the instrument panel illuminated prior to the failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 54,000 and the current mileage was 78,158.

- Siloan Springs, AR, USA

problem #283

Apr 042011

Freestyle

  • 67,000 miles
Just above idle the car lunges forward whether we are moving forward or in reverse.

- Charleston, SC, USA

problem #282

Mar 012007

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • miles
I purchased this vehicle on 12/03/2007. I don't remember the first time I noticed it lunge, but when I did notice it I brought it to my husband's attention, and because he didn't drive it, he brushed it off. When I start the vehicle I have to make sure I have my foot on the brake before placing it in drive or reverse because it will lunge. However, recently my husband was driving it and as we approached an intersection and he started braking for the redlight, it lunged forward with a lot of force - it was scary!

- Englewood, TN, USA

problem #281

Apr 182011

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
When I put my vehicle in reverse or drive and slowly release the brake, it will sometimes lunge forward or backward, accordingly. This usually only happens when the air conditioner is on. It also sometimes happens when I turn the wheel to the left or right also when coming out of park.

- Pinetown, NC, USA

problem #280

Mar 052012

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • miles
The cars rpms are revving on there own while car is idling or is moving very slowly as in when trying to park or barely moving forward or back. When this happens the car jumps. I have almost hit two cars and some kids in a school parking lot. This needs to be looked into.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #279

Mar 062012

Freestyle

  • 112,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Freestyle. The contact was driving 30 mph when the vehicle began to loose power. The vehicle would lunge forward abnormally when braking to a complete stop. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 112,000.

- Lakeland, FL, USA

problem #278

Apr 152010

Freestyle

  • 55,000 miles
Moving from park to reverse. The vehicle lunged suddenly causing me to narrowly miss nearby parked cars.

- Ridley Park, PA, USA

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