hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,500 miles

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2006 Ford Freestyle exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2006 Ford Freestyle Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 072010


  • 79,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Ford Freestyle. The contact was driving approximately 5 mph in reverse into a residential garage. As the contact depressed the brake pedal, the vehicle began to abnormally accelerate. The contact was able to stop the vehicle with repeated pressure to the brakes. The failure occurred six times. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis and the throttle body was replaced. In addition, on a separate occasion there was a complete loss of engine power. The failure reoccurred with the illumination of the check engine warning light indicator. The dealer replaced the exhaust gas recirculation and switch assembly. The failure mileage was 79,000.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #1

May 122009

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Freestyle. While backing out of the driveway, the vehicle accelerated when the brake pedal was depressed. There were no warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection and they stated that the failure was contributed to the egr valves and throttle body. The repair part was unavailable due to a massive back order. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 52,000 and current mileage was 60,000. Updated 10/06/09. Power steering pump replaced for noise. Throttle body replaced for surging condition, also reprogramed PCM updated 10/08/09.

- Alpharetta, Ga 30005, GA, USA

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