hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,000 miles

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2005 Ford Freestyle Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 202011

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • 103,000 miles


1. the air conditioner failed, had to be replaced June 2011. It just gradually did not cool the air at all. Fan on ac worked fine, all controls as well, just no cool air. $850. The vehicle lunges forward or backward, more noticeable when starting to back up. Had valves cleaned. Worked temporarily. Looking at major repair bill for throttle body or transmission, don't know which..

- Hazlehurst, MS, USA

problem #4

Jul 042011


  • 84,000 miles
I have a Ford Freestyle 2005 that has an A/C issue. As I have done some online research there are many complaints. It doesn't stay cool when the car idles. Neither does it cool the car down in the 90-100 degree weather. Took the car to a mechanic and he said it would cost $1100 to replace the compressor. He said the problem is that you have to get the compressor from Ford and they have a huge back log of orders and they weren't sure when he could get it. I think this problem should be looked into. Online there are many, many, many complaints exactly like mine. Ford should stand behind their product and offer some kind of reimbursement to those of us who own this vehicle.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #3

Aug 102010


  • 70,000 miles
While the car is in idle or no acceleration made, at a stop or in reverse, my car will surge, even with the brake on. I checked with the better business bureau, and also with Ford.com. They suggested I schedule a check up, which I did. I went to the dealer repair service and they were unsure of what to do. One mechanic suggested a throttle body replacement which is 700 dollars, but said he's unsure of how to proceed. This seems to me like a safety issue that should constitute investigation by NHTSA. Especially considering what happened with the Toyota. I searched online and found thousands of inquiries by consumers. Some of which rear-ended vehicles. When will NHTSA take action?

- Las Cruces, NM, USA

problem #2

Aug 052010


  • 73,000 miles
For the past two years I have had trouble with my 2005 Ford Freestyle surging while in drive or reverse at slow speeds. Again yesterday this happened while in a parking lot as I was pulling into the parking space. This is typical of when the car lurches/surges forward. However, yesterday the car also went into "fail safe engine mode". I have been complaining to my dealership about this incident since prior to the standard warranty expiring on the car. I have also filed a complaint directly with Ford Motor Company. Since the car does not 'throw any codes' when this occurs there has never been any action taken to resolve the issue although I continue to notify my dealership everytime the car is in for scheduled maintenance, repair, etc. It appears the problem is with the throttle body/throttle body control.

- Deer Park, WA, USA

problem #1

Jul 142009


  • 60,000 miles
Sitting at a red light and the car lurched forward when foot was on the brake. Almost got hit in the middle of an intersection. Car then immediately went into failsafe mode and would not go over 30 mph. Took it to dealer and was determined that throttle body assembly needed to replaced. Then was told a week later that the part was backordered and would not be available for over 90 days. Dealer then told me it was ok to drive. No way I'm putting my family in this car which could gas forward on it's own as it is a drive by wire system. Many people reporting the same problems. Ford even has a technical service bulletin issued regarding this problem--tsb 05-25-13. Same problem happened to Volvo's which use same parts. Hopefully more reports of this will cause Ford to recall the part! and also after every two fill ups the fuel level sending unit goes bad.

- Mantachie, MS, USA

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