really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,368 miles

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2005 Ford Freestyle drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2005 Ford Freestyle Owner Comments (Page 16 of 16)

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problem #4

Sep 262008


  • 47,000 miles


When driving my 2005 Freestyle I lost all power while going 70mph and was able to pull it off the road after almost being hit from behind by a semi truck. Turned key to off position and restarted and everything was fine. Did the same thing a week later. Took to dealer and they could not find anything wrong. Was told it most likely was a bad "throttle body", but they could do nothing until it did it for them. Has happened two more times since.

- Smyrna, TN, USA

problem #3

Aug 172008


  • 57,500 miles
The car was put into reverse, then it with my foot still on the brake, it attempted to throttle backwards. I applied more pressure to the brake and then the car stalled. I thought this was a fluke but this same thing has happened more than once now. This issue has happened now at least 4 times. Biggest problem is determining the problem. When I restart the car the engine light that was on when the car stalled has now been cleared. I am attempting to capture the code so that I can get that information to the dealership, so that this issue can be fixed. Until then the dealership can not do much. According to other experiencing the same issue it is the throttle body assy. www.myfordfreestyle.com/forums/viewtopic.php"F=1&T=2354 www.myfordfreestyle.com/forums/viewtopic.php"F=1&T=2197.

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #2

Aug 192008


  • 43,158 miles
While driving with my 2 children in the car, the "throttle body" went, leaving me with no power to my vehicle. We were very lucky to not have been injured or involved in an accident. The vehicle was taken the next day to the repair shop and was fixed in 2 days, with a new "electronic throttle body" being installed. According to both the Ford website and customer service representative, there is no recall on this vehicle for this problem. Is there anything you can do as this is a definite safety issue??

- Nesquehoning, PA, USA

problem #1

Jul 232008


  • 26,000 miles
While stopped with foot on the brake, the car surges forward and the rpms increase dramatically. This also happens while allowing vehicle to back out of a parking spot. This has occurred more than 10 times. The car has been taken to the dealership on 3 occasions and everytime we were told that they can not duplicate the problem and therefore can not fix it. It is only a matter of time before this vehicle lunges into cross traffic at a stop light.

- Bethany, OK, USA

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