hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,104 miles

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2007 Ford Freestyle suspension problems

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2007 Ford Freestyle Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 262014

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • 89,800 miles


Description of failure Ford motor case no. [xxx] December 2, 2014 2007 Ford Freestyle sel fwd 89,800 miles very good condition- original owner on November 26, 2014 owner experienced problem with passenger rear wheel. Wheel was swaying in an outward direction on the base of the wheel and driver was not able to control the automobile. Upon inspection at metro Ford sales (where automobile was purchased) on December 2, 2014 it was found that the rear suspension sub-frame had failed through extensive rust. The lower control arm bracket had broken free of the actual suspension sub-frame body. This allowed the base of the wheel system to project in an outward direction and caused the loss of control and traction. The maintenance personal determined that they would not be able to repair the sub-frame assembly. The corrective action would be the removal of the sub-frame assembly and the replacement with a serviceable assembly. There is no doubt in the minds of the service personal that the cause of the failure was extensive and unusual rust. Upon inspection of the remainder of the undercarriage framework there was comparatively little rust to other components. The exhaust system, which is adjacent to the failed sub-frame system, had very little rust and was still very serviceable this is a very troubling situation since the car was rarely driven in the snow. Furthermore, the automobile has always been housed in a climatically controlled garage system throughout its lifespan. At this juncture, it is very obvious to all parties concerned that the sub-frame in question was manufactured with sub-standard steel and alloys. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Hadley, NY, USA

problem #4

Jun 012011


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated that the rear driver and passenger tires had to be replaced every sixty days. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnostics but the cause of the premature tire wear was undetermined. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no further assistance. The failure mileage was 60,000. The current mileage was 100,000.

- Lauderdale, MS, USA

problem #3

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 #2

Jun 022011


  • 65,699 miles
The contact owns 2007 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated the vehicle surged randomly in both drive and reverse gear. The vehicle had not been inspected. The contact stated while making a turn either to the left or to the right, she heard a clicking sound in the front wheels. The contact was concerned that the failure could be caused by the cv joint. The failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 65,699.

- Suwanee, GA, USA

problem #1

Aug 052010

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • miles
2007 Ford Freestyle. Consumer states a vibration/ noise coming from the front end of the vehicle the consumer took the vehicle to the dealer to have the vibration/noise inspected. However, the dealer stated there was nothing wrong with the vehicle. The consumer returned to the dealer because the front end noise had worsened. The dealer informed the consumer that all four pirelli P6 tires were cupped with flat spots. The damage was on the inside edge only of all four tires. The consumer also stated the tires were regularly balanced and rotated. Upon research, the consumer learned the pirelli P6 tires Ford installed at the factory had been problematic when used on the 2005/2007 Ford Freestyles. The report described the exact same problem and showed a typical wear pattern that he experienced with his vehicle. After 2 1/2 years, the dealer confirmed the noise was indeed coming from the tires. The consumer stated the question still remains at which caused the problem; the tires or the suspension.

- Weldon Spring, MO, USA

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