hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,526 miles

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2007 Ford Freestyle Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 202016


  • 181,087 miles


Vehicle accelerates (surges) when stopped, especially when parking or reversing.

- Marietta, MS, USA

problem #3

Mar 022012

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • 39,000 miles
Throttle body system problem. Car lunging at low speeds and when the driver is not pressing the acceleration pedal; sudden and unexpected. More apparent when the vehicle's air conditioning system is on or when the steering wheel is turned sharply. Past loyal Ford customer. This was a brand new purchase. Problem started again after the hydraulic control unit was replaced in 2008. I have had all I can take; visited dealership today (3-02-212)! please Ford correct this for the sake of your customers.

- Dallas , TX, USA

problem #2

Jul 302008

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • 75,019 miles
97,000 miles. I have replaced the throttle body twice, new transmission- hole I N the drive shaft. 3 rear brake jobs- the 1st on was by recall. Cracked motorhead 12,000 miles after new transmission. The whole car shakes, squeaks, and pops since the transmission was put in. From the cv joints and back brakes.

- West Columbia, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 162010


  • 27,000 miles
First: I drive a 2007 Ford Freestyle. VIN # 1 second: I have had a problem with car surging forward after only a few months of ownership. Took the car into local Ford dealer to tell them the problem in 08 and they couldn't get the problem to occur while driving. Took it back in 09 again with same problem happening a little stronger forward...strong surge from reverse to drive as well as just starting off from stop sign or red light. Both of these visits were while my car was in warranty!!!!! last week while having a passenger in my car my car pulled me, with foot on brake into an intersection. No accident...only scared. While driving to dealership ac went out. Like an electrical surge...all odometers tapped out. Car continued to run...left at dealership for the weekend for them to tell me that it was the throttle body, which is on backorder for 3 weeks. Also told that there was nothing they could do for me even though I had taken it in 3 times for the same problem...2 of which were while in warranty! that afternoon while pulling into walgreen, with my foot on the brake, it pulled me up on a curb...when I backed out to leave from reverse to drive the odometers tapped out and the car shut off completely!!! with the wrench lit up. Started car in the middle of the parking lot....no problem starting. Power steering felt sluggish. Drove back to my office. Called Ford corporate to be told the same thing that there is nothing they could do as well. I have read on-line that there are tons of issues with this throttle body and obviously Ford doesn't care that it is not only a problem but a safety issue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! filed a formal complaint with Ford and the reference # is [xxx]. thank you. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Valdosta, GA, USA

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