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2006 Ford Freestyle 4-DR

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Recalls
1293
Complaints

Safety Ratings.

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Frontal Crash
Side Crash
Rollover
Overall Front Star Rating

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Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side
Overall Side Star Rating

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Driver
Passenger
Overall Side Pole Star Rating

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Rollover Star Rating

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Rollover Risk: 13.3%

Complaints
Recalls

1293 Complaints

for 2006 FORD FREESTYLE
09/10/2021
Components: STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 07/15/2021
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK02196G******
Summary

The contact owns a 2006 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated that she noticed that after it rained, the front passenger’s side floor would fill up with water. The contact was unsure where the leak was located. The contact called the local dealer and made them aware of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer had not been informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 139,372.

06/22/2021
Components: SERVICE BRAKES
Incident Date: 06/12/2021
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK06186G******
Summary

The contact owns a 2006 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated as she was driving 5 MPH and coming to a stop, the brake pedal was depressed but failed to respond and the vehicle kept accelerating. The brake pedal was soft. The contact stated she continued to depress the brake pedal until it responded, and she was able to pull to the side of the road and park the vehicle. There were no warning lights illuminated. The contact stated the dealer was made aware of the failure and advised to schedule an appointment to get the vehicle diagnosed. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and did not provide assistance. The approximate failure mileage was 175,600.

01/05/2021
Components: POWER TRAIN,UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 12/10/2020
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK04196G******
Summary

THE WRENCH LIGHT AND CHECK ENGINE LIGHT COME ON OUT OF NOWHERE AND THE CAR ISN'T DRIVABLE. WE KEEP REPAIRING THINGS BUT THEN IT COMES UP WITH DIFFERENT CODES.

11/29/2020
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 10/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK03126G******
Summary

WHEN DRIVING THE CAR ON A SUNNY/OR TO MANY ERRANDS I WILL START SEEING THE AREA FOR THE RPM'S TO GO UP AND DOWN. AT THAT POINT I HAVE TO BASICALLY DRIVE WITH BOTH FEET. THE CAR WHEN PLACED ON EITHER DRIVE OR REVERSE WILL EXCELERATE ON IT'S ON, I THEREFORE HAVE TO BREAK QUICKLY SO AS TO NOT HIT A PEDESTRIAN OR AUTOMOBILE, WHICH IN TURN THE CAR WILL TURN OFF. IF IN TRAFFIC I MUST THROW IT ONTO NEUTRAL AND RESTART CAR. IT IS A VERY SERIOUS ISSUE

08/25/2020
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/25/2020
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02196G******
Summary

I JUST BOUGHT A 2006 FREESTYLE FROM A LOCAL DEALER AND HAD TRANSMISSION ISSUES ON THE WAY HOME ON THE 2ND DAY OF OWNERSHIP. CARCOMPLAINTS.COM HAS MANY COMPLAINTS LISTED FROM WITH THE CVT TRANSMISSION WITH EXORBITANT REPAIRS COSTS WELL OVER $5000.00

07/30/2020
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/22/2020
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEK06156G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE IDLING TO PARK WHEN THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY SURGED 12 FEET FORWARD AT APPROXIMATELY 25 MPH. THE CONTACT PRESSED THE BRAKE PEDAL, HOWEVER, THE VEHICLE FAILED TO STOP AND CRASHED INTO THE CONCRETE WALL IN FRONT OF THE VEHICLE WHERE IT CAME TO A STOP. THE AIR BAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. A POLICE REPORT WAS NOT FILED. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED NECK, BACK, AND CHEST INJURIES THAT REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTENTION. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE CONTACTS RESIDENCE WHERE IT CURRENTLY REMAINS. THE CONTACT HAD NOT TAKEN THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 135,000. INVALID VIN.

07/06/2020
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/06/2020
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02126G******
Summary

CAR LURCHES FORWARD WHEN PARKING. IT IS WORSE IF THE AC IS ON.

07/04/2020
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/04/2020
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK05196G******
Summary

CAR WON'T GO INTO ANY GEAR UNTIL ABOUT 45 MIN WHEN TRANSMISSION IS WARM. HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WITH SAME ISSUE.

06/28/2020
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/28/2020
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK02116G******
Summary

WHEN CRUISING IN THE CITY OR HIGHWAY, THE CVT TRANSMISSION SLIPS AND DOWNSHIFTS TO A LOWER GEAR, IT WOULD REV BUT NO POWER. THE CAR WOULD NOT GO ANY FASTER. THE WRENCH ICON IN THE DASH WOULD LIGHT UP. THE ONLY WAY TO REMEDY IT IS TO STOP THE CAR AND TURN THE ENGINE OFF, THEN IT RESETS. IT HAPPENED TO ME MULTIPLE TIMES IN A DAY.

04/05/2020
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 03/04/2020
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK02186G******
Summary

I BOUGHT THIS CAR FROM PRIVATE SELLER. ON THE DRIVE HOME I TURNED ON AC AND NOTICED A SURGE SO I TURNED THE AIR OFF. AFTER GETTING THE CAR HOME I FILLED THE TANK AS IT WAS ALMOST EMPTY WHEN I PURCHASED THE CAR. THE CAR BEGAN TO SURGE FORWARDS AND BACKWARDS AT AN IDLE, AND THEN BEGAN TO SURGE WHILE DRIVING. CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON AND CODES INDICATED IT WAS A MISFIRE, SO DID A TUNE UP (CHANGED SPARK PLUGS AND COILS) ONLY TO HAVE THE ISSUE GET WORSE. THE CAR IS NOW ALMOST STALLING AND SURGING HARD. CAR IS VERY SLOW TO ACCELERATE AND FEELS TO HAVE NO POWER WHILE ATTEMPTING TO GET UP TO EVEN IN TOWN SPEEDS(25-30MPH) CAR IS UNDRIVABLE SAFELY AT THIS POINT AND I HAVE NOT EVEN OWNED 2 MONTHS. SURGING HAPPENS AT IDLE, LOW SPEEDS, FREEWAY SPEEDS, AND SURGES VIOLENTLY WHEN TRYING TO ACCELERATE.

03/12/2020
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 12/30/2019
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDKD1186G******
Summary

IT STARTED MAKING LIKE A WHINING GROWLING KINDA NOISE WHEN NOT IN HEAR AND WEN YOU PUT IT IN REVERSE AND START TO GO BACK WARDS ALL OF A SUDDEN THE CAR WOULD COME TO A COMPLETE STOP CHANGE GEARS TO DRIVE AND YOU COULD GO A LITTLE BIT IT WOULD FINALLY CLUNK REAL HARD AND YOU COULD GO THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN THE LITTLE WRENCH WOULD POP UP AND I WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO GO ANY WHERE AT ALL

02/29/2020
Components: ENGINE
Incident Date: 02/15/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02196G******
Summary

THE TRANSMISSION DON'T WORK LIKE THOUSANDS OF FORD FREE STYLE AND THE TRANSMISSION IS HARD TO FIND AND VERY EXPENSIVE BECAUSE THEY DON'T WORK !!!

01/29/2020
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 01/23/2020
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06176G******
Summary

I JUST BOUGHT THE VEHICLE VIA PRIVATE SELLER. NO ISSUES WERE REPORTED BY SELLER. I FILLED VEHICLE AND ENTERED THE FREEWAY. A FEW MOMENTS LATER THE VEHICLE STARTED JOLTING WHILE AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED. I PRESSED THE ACCELERATOR, THE VEHICLE DID NOT RESPOND. THE VEHICLE CONTINUED TO JOLT OFF/ON. I EXITED THE FREEWAY DUE TO FEELING UNSAFE TO CONTINUE ON THE FREEWAY. UPON EXITING THE RAMP, THE VEHICLE STALLED. I HAD NO CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AS THE BREAKS DID NOT SEEM TO WORK AND THE POWER STEERING WAS OUT. I PULLED THE STEERING WHEEL, AS HARD AS I COULD, TO THE RIGHT TO THE SHOULDER OF THE ROAD. ONCE THE VEHICLE CAME TO A STOP. I PUT THE VEHICLE IN PARK, RESTARTED THE VEHICLE AND CONTINUED DRIVING CAUTIOUSLY. DRIVING AT A SLOWER RATE, 35-40MPH, THE VEHICLE STARTED TO JOLT AGAIN AND HAD DIFFICULTY ACCELERATING. AFTER SEVERAL DAYS OF THIS ISSUE, I CLEANED THE BATTERY TERMINALS TO ENSURE THERE WAS A GOOD CONNECTION. I THOUGHT THE ISSUE WAS RESOLVED. AT THIS POINT I HAD HALF A TANK. A COUPLE DAYS LATER, I WAS ON EMPTY. I FILLED UP THE VEHICLE FOR THE WEEK. MY VEHICLE IS NOW JOLTING AND SURGING AGAIN. I WAS ALMOST HOME, WHEN THE VEHICLE SHUT OFF, I LOST POWER STEERING AGAIN AND THE BREAKS WERE NOT WORKING. I AGAIN PULLED THE STEERING WHEEL, AS HARD AS I COULD TO THE RIGHT, TO GET OFF THE ROAD AS AN ONCOMING CAR WAS JUST AHEAD. ONCE THE VEHICLE CAME TO A STOP, I PUT IT IN PARK, RESTARTED THE CAR, ENTERED THE DRIVEWAY AND PARKED IT. TODAY THE VEHICLE IS STILL JOLTING, SURGING AND HAS A DELAY WHEN PRESSING THE ACCELERATOR. I AM SCARED TO CONTINUE DRIVING THIS VEHICLE! I HAVE NO CONTROL AFTER THE VEHICLE STALLS. I AM SCARED THE VEHICLE IS GOING TO STALL, AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED, AND I AM NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO GET OFF TO THE SHOULDER, TURN THE WHEEL FAST ENOUGH TO AVOID A COLLISION OR MANEUVER A CURVE WHEN IF IT STALLS. I AM SCARED I MAY HIT A PEDESTRIAN DUE TO NO BREAKS.

12/30/2019
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 11/01/2019
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02176G******
Summary

THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL IS UNRESPONSIVE AND THE VEHICLE WILL MOVE VERY SLOWLY AT FIRST, THEN UNPREDICTABLY LUNGE FORWARD AT HIGHER SPEEDS. OCCASIONALLY THE PEDAL WILL IMMEDIATELY RESPOND WITH RAPID ACCELERATION WHEN LIGHTLY TOUCHED, CAUSING THE TIRES TO SPIN OUT WHILE TAKING OFF FROM A STOP. ALTERING THE WAY PRESSURE IS APPLIED TO THE ACCELERATOR HAS NO EFFECT. THIS HAS BEEN HAPPENING FOR OVER 3 MONTHS WITHOUT ANY CHECK ENGINE INDICATORS, AND ONLY RECENTLY WHEN THE VEHICLE HAD TROUBLE IDLING DID A CHECK ENGINE LIGHT COME ON. THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN WELL MAINTAINED AND LIGHTLY DRIVEN.

11/29/2019
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 11/17/2019
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK04116G******
Summary

MY CAR WOULDN'T ACCELERATE ON GETTING ON THE INTERSTATE AND WOULD ONLY GO UP TO 40 MPH - HARD TO GET IN FROM THE RAMP WITH OTHER ONCOMING CARS. IT STARTED SURGING AND BUCKING. WHEN I GOT OFF THE INTERSTATE AT THE NEXT INTERSTATE IT AGAIN SURGED WHEN I WAS GOING 20MPH. VERY SCARY FOR ME. WHEN I STOPPED AT THE STOPLIGHT IT STALLED AND I HAD TROUBLE STARTING IT. I PUT MY HAZARDS ON FOR THE REST OF THE TRIP HOME. I HAVE BEEN SCARED TO DRIVE IT. I TOOK IT TO THE FORD DEALER AND THEY SAID IT WAS THE THROTTLE BODY AND ESTIMATED $700 FOR THE PART AND $200 FOR LABOR. I HAVE HAD SURGING ISSUES THIS PAST SUMMER WHEN I USED THE DEFROST OR AIR CONDITIONING BUT NOT ANYTHING THIS BAD. I DID CALL THE FORD COMPANY AND HAVE A CASE NUMBER - THEY WOULD NOT HELP WITH THE PART OR LABOR. I SPOKE WITH A MANAGER...

11/19/2019
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
Incident Date: 11/18/2019
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01156G******
Summary

WAS DRIVING CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON AND THEN A WRENCH SHOWED UP IN FAR LEFT HAND CORNER .MY VEHICLE QUIT ACCELERATING GOES TO LIMP MODE WHILE I WAS STILL IN MOTION ON W BUTLER RD IN MAULDIN SC 29662 DOING 40 MILES AN HOUR. IT SCARED ME.I AM 70 YRS YOUNG AND HAVE BEEN LICENSED TO DRIVE FOR 52 YRS. THIS SITUATION WAS BY FAR ONE OF THE WORST I HAVE EVER BEEN INVOLVED IN. WHAT IF ANYTHING IS BEING DONE ABOUT THIS SITUATION IF ANYTHING TO SAVE LIVES.

11/15/2019
Components: POWER TRAIN,SERVICE BRAKES
Incident Date: 11/13/2019
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK03126G******
Summary

I WAS DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY WHEN SUDDENLY THE VEHICLE STARTED SURGING AND WAS LOSING POWER LAST WEDNESDAY 11/13/19. ANOTHER TIME, WAS WITH MY WHOLE FAMILY, THE AC, CRUISE CONTROL, AND CAR STEREO WAS ON WHEN SUDDENLY THE VEHICLE LOST POWER ALL OF A SUDDEN. I GOT SCARED BECAUSE I DID NOT WANT TO GET INTO AN ACCIDENT PARTICULARLY ON THE HIGHWAY. FORD MOTORS PLEASE, DO SOMETHING ABOUT MY VEHICLE. ALSO, THE VEHICLE DOES NOT STOP WHEN IT SHOULD EVERY TIME I APPLY THE BREAKS. WHETHER ON THE STREETS, THE HIGHWAY, MAKING TURNS, AND AT A STOPLIGHT, IT ALWAYS GOES AN EXTRA DISTANCE BEFORE ACTUALLY COMING TO A FULL STOP. THE BRAKE PADS ARE ALL OEM FROM THE FORD DEALER IN MY TOWN. I'M ALWAYS WORRIED THAT MY VEHICLE WILL ONE DAY GIVE ME THE SLIP AND GET ME INTO A VEHICULAR ACCIDENT. FORD MOTORS, WE ONLY HAVE ONE VEHICLE IN MY FAMILY AND PREVENTING A POSSIBLE VEHICULAR ACCIDENT IS SOMETHING YOUR COMPANY CAN DO ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU HAVE THE CAPABILITY AND THE MEANS TO DO SO.

11/01/2019
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,SERVICE BRAKES
Incident Date: 10/30/2019
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK06166G******
Summary

MY CAR STALLS, AND LUNGES FORWARDS OR BACKS SUDDENLY EVEN IF I'M PRESSING THE BRAKE.

10/05/2019
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 10/03/2019
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK02176G******
Summary

I JUST BOUGHT THIS 2006 FORD FREESTYLE AND HAVE ALMOST HAD 4 WRECKS THIS WEEK! IT JUST SURGES RANDOMLY IN THE SCHOOL PICK UP LINE REDLIGHTS PARKING LOTS AND STOP SIGNS IM SCARED FOR MY FAMILYS SAFETY.I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO I PAID ALOT OF MONEY FOR THIS CAR FROM AN INDIVDUAL

09/25/2019
Components: ENGINE
Incident Date: 11/11/2018
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02186G******
Summary

THE WRENCH ON LEFT SIDE OF DASHBOARD COMES ON AND WHEN I SHIFT INTO DRIVE OR FROM DRIVE TO PARK TRANSMISSION JERKS. HAVE HAD IT LOOKED AT BUT NEVER FIND ANYTHANG. DOES IT MORE WHEN IT'S HOT OUT OR WHEN ENGINE GETS WARM. LOVE MY FORD FREESTYLE JUST HARD TO TAKE TRIPS OUTA TOWN. HAPPENS WHILE DRIVING. CAN'T DRIVE OVER 50 MPH AND IF I AM I HAVE TO PULL OVER SHUT OFF VEHICLE AND WAIT A FEW MINUTES AND START IT BACK UP. SOMETIMES I HAVE TO REPEAT THAT A FEW TIMES

08/16/2019
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/14/2019
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK03156G******
Summary

THE CVT TRANSMISSION HAS CAUSED INTERMITTENT PROBLEMS OVER LAST THREE YEARS. THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY LOSES POWER AND THE WRENCH LIGHT COMES ON. HAVE TO PULL OVER TO TURN OFF AND HAVE EVERYTHING RESET. THIS IS AN ON GOING PROBLEM, DEFINITELY CAN NOT USE CRUISE CONTROL EITHER. HAVE SEEN NUMEROUS REPORTS OF IDENTICAL PROBLEM, MOST RECENTLY HAD TO HAVE TRANSMISSION FIRST REBUILT THEN COMPLETELY REPLACED BECAUSE THE MODULE THEY WERE REBUILDING FIRST ARRIVED DAMAGED, THEN WHEN NEW ONE WAS PUT IN TRANSMISSION SENT UP NUMEROUS OTHER CODES SAYING TRANSMISSION HAD FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED, WHICH WE DID AT A COST OF OVER $7500 AND IT ONLY GETS A 100000 MILE OR 3 YEAR WARRANTY. THIS IS A KNOWN PROBLEM BY FORD AND SHOULD HAVE BEEN RECALLED AND ALL WORK DONE UNDER THAT RECALL.

07/25/2019
Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 07/25/2019
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02196G******
Summary

WHILE IDILING THE CAR WILL SURGE. THIS HAPPENS MORE IN HOT HUMID WEATHER. HAVE HAD THE TROTTLE BODY CHECKED AND CLEANED AND THIS IS STILL HAPPENING. IF NOT FOR THE FACT THAT I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO APPLY MORE PRESSURE TO THE BRAKE I COULD HAVE HAD A ACCIDENT. THIS I HAVE FOUND TO BE A ONGOING ISSUE WITH THESE CARS. THIS HAS HAPPENED WHILE AT STOPLIGHTS, PARKING, DRIVING AT LOW SPEEDS. THE SURGING HAS HAPPENED SEVERAL TIMES TODAY AND SEEMS TO BE GETTING WORSE.

07/09/2019
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/04/2019
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK01136G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS AT A COMPLETE STOP, IT STALLED AND EVENTUALLY SHUT OFF. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY TRANSMISSION WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE VEHICLE'S PROGRAM COMPUTER CAUSED THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER AND DEALER WERE NOT NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 157,000.

06/13/2019
Components: ENGINE
Incident Date: 06/07/2019
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02166G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE DRIVING 80 MPH, THE VEHICLE DECELERATED AND THE ENGINE SHUT OFF IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD. THE CONTACT HAD TO COAST THE VEHICLE OVER TO THE SHOULDER. THE CONTACT RESTARTED THE ENGINE AND THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO DRIVE OFF. THE VEHICLE FAILED TO START LATER THAT DAY AND THE CHECK ENGINE INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO DIAGNOSED THAT NEW THROTTLE BODIES NEEDED TO BE INSTALLED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED, BUT THE REPAIR FAILED. THE MANUFACTURER AND DEALER WERE NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 200,000.

06/11/2019
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/11/2019
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK04146G******
Summary

I PUT MY CAR IN REVERSE AND THE SPEED INCREASED WHILE I HAD MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE, I CHANGED GEARS TO DRIVE AND IT DID NOT INCREASE ON ITS OWN. ONCE AGAIN ON REVERSE AND HAD ANOTHER SUDDEN INCREASE OF SPEED WHILE MY FOOT WAS ON THE BRAKE. IF I WASN'T CAREFUL IT COULD HAVE CAUSED AN ACCIDENT.

06/02/2019
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/02/2019
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01186G******
Summary

WHEN LETTING UP ON MY BRAKE PEDAL FROM A STOP MY CAR WILL RANDOMLY ACCELERATE AND LUNGE FORWARD. THIS PROBLEM HAS BEEN GOING ON SINCE 2017. THIS PROBLEM SEEMS TO EFFECT MANY FREESTYLE OWNERS, AND IS A SAFETY CONCERN FOR MY FAMILY.

05/31/2019
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/14/2017
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK05126G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE DRIVING, A GRINDING NOISE WAS HEARD WHEN THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED. THE VEHICLE DECELERATED WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT SHIFTED INTO LOW GEAR AND DROVE THE VEHICLE HOME. WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS SHIFTED INTO REVERSE, IT MOVED SLOWLY. THE VEHICLE WAS LATER TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THERE WAS NO REPLACEMENT KIT TO REPAIR THE FAILURE AND THE TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE CONTACT WAS ALSO INFORMED THAT THE 2006 TRANSMISSION WAS FAILING. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE CONTACT CALLED MAPLECREST FORD OF MENDHAM (LOCATED AT 102 E MAIN ST, MENDHAM, NJ 07945, (800) 797-7259) AND WAS INFORMED THAT THEY COULD REPLACE THE TRANSMISSION FOR $9,000. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED DUE TO THE COST. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURES. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 69,000.

05/31/2019
Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Incident Date: 05/31/2019
Crash: No
Fire: Yes
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK02136G******
Summary

VEHICLE SITTING OUTSIDE WITH TAILGATE OPEN, NO KEY IN IGNITION WHEN THE RIGHT SIDE FRONT SIDE PASSENGER MIRROR EMITTED WHITE SMOKE ALSO A BURNT ELECTRICAL SMELL. THE PUDDLE LIGHT UNDERNEATH THE OUTSIDE MIRROR ON FRONT PASSENGER SIDE MELTED THE WIRES AND BLEW FUSE. FRONT WINDOWS NO LONGER WORK AS A RESULT OF BLOWN FUSE

05/15/2019
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/14/2019
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK05186G******
Summary

HELLO, I WAS DRIVING 60 MPH ON US HIGHWAY 2, DRIVING FROM SNOHOMISH, WA TO MONROE, WA, WHICH IS A 2 LANE HIGHWAY WITH NO MEDIAN (DEATH HIGHWAY) SUDDENLY, THE CAR SEEMED TO LUNGE AND I LOST ACCELERATION WITH THE YELLOW SERVICE WRENCH DASH LIGHT COMING ON. MY SPEED SIGNIFICANTLY DECREASED AND THE CAR PULLED AT THE SAME TIME. RPM'S JUMPED TO 5000+ BUT I WAS DROPPING SPEED. I AVOIDED THE CAR COMING UP BEHIND ME AND THE ONCOMING TRAFFIC BY QUICKLY PULLING INTO AN AREA ON THE SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY. THIS WAS A VERY SCARY EXPERIENCE THAT COULD HAVE TURNED OUT VERY BADLY IF I WOULD HAVE BEEN HIT FROM BEHIND AND PUSHED INTO ONCOMING TRAFFIC. I SAT ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD, STUNNED FOR 5-10 MINUTES, NOT KNOWING WHAT HAPPENED. IT HAD ALSO HAPPENED ONCE EARLIER THAT DAY AT MUCH LOWER SPEEDS AND THEN SEEMED TO RESET ITSELF. AGAIN THE WRENCH LIGHT RESET AND I WAS ABLE TO PULL OUT ONTO THE HIGHWAY AND DRIVE TO A TRANSMISSION SHOP FOR DIAGNOSIS. AS OF NOW, I DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THE DAMAGE MAY BE OTHER THAN I'M BEING TOLD IT'S A BAD TRANSMISSION AND THAT I NEED A NEW ONE, WITH REALLY NO GUARANTEE THAT THE SAME THING WON'T HAPPEN AGAIN. SINCE THIS INCIDENT I HAVE DONE A GREAT DEAL OF RESEARCH ON THIS CAR AND SPECIFICALLY THE 05-07 FORD FREESTYLE WITH THIS CVT. IT IS NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS HOW CAN FORD GET AWAY THIS AND WHY HASN'T THIS TRANSMISSION BEEN RECALLED AND FORD MADE TO FINALLY RESOLVE THE ISSUE SAFELY OR MADE TO REIMBURSE ALL AFFECTED PARTIES THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE SEVERELY UNSAFE VEHICLE. I AM THANKFUL THAT I HAD A PLACE TO TURN OFF, RATHER THAN THE POTENTIAL OF AN ACCIDENT ON THAT HIGHWAY!! NO PHYSICAL INJURY, BUT DEFINITELY AN EMOTIONALLY CHARGED EVENT!! THANK YOU. (XXXX) PARTS OF THIS DOCUMENT HAVE BEEN REDACTED TO PROTECT PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

04/01/2019
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 03/12/2019
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK05136G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE DRIVING 35 MPH, THE CONTACT HEARD AN ABNORMAL NOISE COMING FROM THE TRANSMISSION. THERE WERE NO WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO DEAN SELLERS FORD (2600 W MAPLE RD, TROY, MI 48084, (248) 221-2368) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED AND THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN A RECALL. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 100,000.

03/26/2019
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 10/15/2018
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02106G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE TRANSMISSION MALFUNCTIONED AND THE VEHICLE COULD NOT EXCEED 30 MPH. THE VEHICLE FAILED TO ACCELERATE. WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS SHUT OFF AND RESTARTED, IT RETURNED TO NORMAL. JONES FORD (2410 OCEAN HWY W, SHALLOTTE, NC 28470, (888) 826-3208) WERE CONTACTED AND ATTEMPTED TO FIND A USED TRANSMISSION. THE MANUFACTURER GAVE THE CONTACT SEVERAL LEADS TO CALL FOR REPLACEMENT TRANSMISSIONS, BUT THE CONTACT WAS NOT HAVING SUCCESS. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 220,000.

01/17/2019
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 01/02/2019
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02176G******
Summary

WHEN TRAVELING DOWN THE ROAD WITH CRUISE ON WHILE GOING UP HILL OR DOWN HILL THE TOOL LIGHT WILL COME ON AND THE TRANSMISSION WILL SHIFT TO NEUTRAL. ALSO OCCURS WHEN CRUISE IS OFF AND GOING AT A STEADY PACE THE TRY TO ACCELERATE TO PASS SOMEONE. VERY DANGEROUS ON THE INTERSTATE.

12/14/2018
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 12/05/2018
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01136G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE DRIVING 70 MPH, THE CHECK ENGINE INDICATOR ILLUMINATED AND THE VEHICLE WENT INTO LIMP MODE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC TO BE DIAGNOSED. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE THROTTLE BODY WAS REPLACED; HOWEVER, THE FAILURE RECURRED. JOE MACHENS CAPITAL CITY FORD (LOCATED AT 807 SOUTHWEST BLVD, JEFFERSON CITY, MO 65109, (855) 929-5900) WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 194,000.

11/28/2018
Components: STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 08/14/2018
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK05116G******
Summary

WENT FOR A STATE INSPECTION IN AUGUST. THE CAR PASSED, HOWEVER, THE MECHANIC SAID THE UNDERCARRIAGE HAD LARGE AMOUNT OF RUST WHICH COULD MAKE PASSING IN FUTURE YEARS DIFFICULT. I FINALLY HAD TIME TO BRING TO BODY SHOP. ON LIFT, MECHANIC SHOWED ME SIGNIFICANT RUST. SAID HE COULDN'T DO ANYTHING AND WOULD BE IN THOUSANDS TO FIX. CAR HAS APPROXIMATELY 59,900 MILES AND HAS BEEN METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED. AFTER SOME RESEARCH, FOUND THIS SEEMS TO BE AN ISSUE AS SEEN HERE: HTTP://WWW.CARPROBLEMZOO.COM/FORD/FREESTYLE/FRAME-RUST-PROBLEMS.PHP AND HERE: HTTPS://FORUMS.EDMUNDS.COM/DISCUSSION/39926/FORD/FREESTYLE/FORD-FREESTYLE-SUBFRAME-RUST COINCIDENTALLY, I JUST RECEIVED 11-27-18 A NHTSA RECALL NOTICE FOR A "FRONT CROSS MEMBER CORROSION SAFETY RECALL 28181 ON MY 2009 MAZDA6.

11/27/2018
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 11/22/2018
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02176G******
Summary

ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS, WHILE CAR IS BRAKED BUT IN GEAR (D), CAR LUNGES FORWARD DESPITE BRAKES BEING APPLIED. I NOTICE THE ENGINE REVS SUDDENLY INCREASE WHEN THIS HAPPENS. THIS HAS HAPPENED SPORADICALLY OVER THE LAST FEW MONTHS. ON THURSDAY NOV 22 AROUND 7.30PM, I STOPPED AT A STOP SIGN IN WOODBURN, OREGON AS PEDESTRIANS WERE CROSSING. SUDDENLY THE CAR LUNGED FORWARD, BUT THANKFULLY DID NOT HIT A LADY WHO WAS CROSSING AND THOUGHT I WAS INTENTIONALLY TRYING TO SCARE/RUN HER OVER. NOT SURE IF THIS IS RELATED, BUT IN TWO OCCASIONS THE CAR COMPLETELY SHUT DOWN WHILE IN MOTION AND DRIVING AROUND 35 - 45MPH RANGE. THE BRAKES NATURALLY STIFFENED AND I TOLD POWER STEERING. LUCKILY, I WAS ABLE TO MANEUVER TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND RESTART. ANOTHER ISSUE IS SOMETIMES I LOSE THROTTLE CONTROL OF THE CAR. ON FEW OCCASSIONS, THIS HAPPENED AS SOON AS I STARTED THE CAR, AND SOMETIMES WHEN I WAS STOPPED AT STOP SIGN. ALL THREE OF THESE SYMPTOMS STARTED SHOWING UP AROUND THE SAME TIME, WHICH IS WHY I BELIEVE THEY MAY BE RELATED. THE PROBLEMS STARTED APPROXIMATELY WHEN THE ENGINE HAD 128,000 MILES AND CURRENTLY IT HAS 140,000MILES.

11/27/2018
Components: AIR BAGS
Incident Date: 11/01/2018
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02176G******
Summary

THE FRONT AIRBAG LIGHT CAME ON ON TWO OCCASIONS. BUT DID NOT ANY MORE AFTER THE CAR WAS TURNED OFF AND BACK ON.

11/20/2018
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 11/14/2018
Crash: No
Fire: Yes
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK011X6G******
Summary

WE USED THE REMOTE TO UNLOCK THE DOOR AND THE DRIVER SIDE MIRROR IMMEDIATELY CAUGHT ON FIRE. ENGINE WAS NOT STARTED AND DOOR WAS NEVER OPENED. WE BLEW THE FIRE OUT. DOES NOT APPEAR TO HAVE HARMED ANY OTHER ELECTRICAL PARTS EXCEPT THE MIRROR. VERY STRANGE. ODOMETER READING IS ONLY 63099 ORIGINAL MILES.

10/18/2018
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 10/16/2018
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06166G******
Summary

MY MOM'S 2006 FORD FREESTYLE, SURGES FORWARD WHEN USING THE AIR CONDITIONER OR DEFROSTER. THERE HAS BEEN MANY TIMES IT HAS DONE THIS ALMOST REAR ENDING THE VEHICLE IN FRONT OF HHER.THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON SINCE BEET AND MY DECEASED FATHER HAVE OWN IT.(2010?) HER INSTRUMENT PANEL GOES BONKERS NOW, AND SOMETIMES THE CAR WON'T START AND THE PANIC ALARM GOES OFF WHEN WE GET OUT OF THE CAR.

10/01/2018
Components: SUSPENSION
Incident Date: 10/01/2018
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK0296GA******
Summary

2006 FORD FREESTYLE, 140,000 MILES. CAR IS IN GOOD SHAPE EXCEPT FOR THE FRONT ENGINE CRADLE/ SUBFRAME RUSTING OUT. I BELIEVE FORD ISSUED A RECALL ON THE 2001-2004 ESCAPES FOR THE SAME ISSUE, THEY SHOULD STEP UP TO REMEDY THIS ISSUE ON THE FREESTYLE ALSO.

09/24/2018
Components: STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 09/24/2018
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02186G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR ROUTINE MAINTENANCE AND WAS INFORMED THAT THE CROSS MEMBER FRAME WAS RUSTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED AND STATED THAT NOTHING COULD BE DONE SINCE THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN A RECALL. THE DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 140,000.

08/16/2018
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/15/2018
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK05196G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 20 MPH, THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY STALLED IN A BUSY INTERSECTION. THE VEHICLE WAS RESTARTED, BUT WOULD NOT DRIVE FORWARD OR IN REVERSE. THE FAILURE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER AND LOCAL DEALER WERE NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 181,472.

08/12/2018
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/12/2018
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02156G******
Summary

WHEN I TURN ON THE AIR CONDITIONER THE CAR GETS A POWER SURGE. IT WILL START JUMPING I HAVE ALMOST RAN OVER SOMEONE IN A PARKING LOT! I WILL SOMETIMES BE SETTING AT A RED LIGHT AND IT WILL GET A POWER SURGE JUST SETTING STILL I HAVE ALMOST REAR ENDED SEVERAL CARS AT RED LIGHTS. THE CAR CAN BE IN MOTION OR JUST SETTING STILL WHEN IT GETS THE SURGES BUT IT IS ALWAYS WHEN THE AIR OR HEAT IS ON. I CAN TURN THE AIR OFF OR HEAT OFF AND IT WILL STOP.

08/06/2018
Components: ENGINE
Incident Date: 07/01/2018
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK03116G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE VEHICLE STALLED. THERE WERE NO WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. ALSO, WHILE STOPPED AT A LIGHT OR STOP SIGN, THE VEHICLE SURGED. THE CONTACT NOTICED THAT THE FAILURE OCCURRED WHEN THE AIR CONDITIONER WAS OPERATING. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER OR INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING OR REPAIRS. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 123,000. *TT

07/03/2018
Components: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL,ENGINE,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 06/13/2018
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK061X6G******
Summary

MY CAR WILL TRY TO SURGE FORWARD WHILE AT A STOP WITH MY FOOT ON THE BRAKES. IT WILL HAPPEN WHILE DRIVING, IN PARKED POSITION, AND WHILE NO GAS OR BRAKE PEDAL IS PRESSED. THIS HAPPENED IN A PICK UP LINE AND I COULD HAVE HIT A CHILD IF I HADN'T HADN'T MY FOOT IN THE BRAKE AND DONE ALL I COULD TO NOT MOVE FORWARD. SOMETIMES I'M IN REVERSE AND THIS HAPPENS AND IT'S LIKE I PUT MY FOOT DOWN HARD ON THE GAS. THERE SEEMS TO BE A CONNECTION TO THE AC UNIT, BECAUSE WHEN THAT IS ON IT IS MAKING A LOUD SOUND. I WENT TO CARMAX 3 YEARS AGO (IN 2015) WITH THIS ISSUE AND THEY REPLACED THE THROTTLE BODY. NOW THEY ARE SAYING IT NEEDS TO BE REPLACED AGAIN. THERE IS CLEARLY AN ONGOING ISSUE WITH THIS PART IN THE CAR AND IT IS A MAJOR SAFETY CONCERN. SOMETIMES AFTER THE SURGE, MY CAR WILL 'DIE'. THIS HAPPENED IN THE MIDDLE OF 6 LANES OF TRAFFIC WHILE STATIONARY AT A RED LIGHT. WHEN IT TURNED GREEN, I COULDN'T GO BECAUSE MY CAR HAD JUST SURGED AND DIED WITH MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE PEDAL.

06/10/2018
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 06/08/2018
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

MY CAR SURGES AND THE RPMS MOVE WITHOUT TOUCHING THE GAS. IT TRIES TO THROW ME INTO TRAFFIC WHEN AT STOPLIGHTS AND STOP SIGNS. IT TRIES TO THROW ME AT PEOPLE WHEN DRIVING SLOWLY THROUGH PARKING LOTS. I HAVE TO PUT MY CAR INTO NEUTRAL WHILE AT STOPS SO THAT MY FAMILY OR OTHER FAMILY'S DON'T DIE BECAUSE OF A MALFUNCTION THAT FORD HAD WITH THE CAR WHEN THEY SOLD IT. I WAS NEVER TOLD ABOUT THE MALFUNCTION AND THEY SAY I'M YEARS PAST THE WARENTY AND 20000 MILES PAST THE WARENTY MILAGE. SO BECAUSE MY CAR IS 20000 OVER I GUESS IT'S OKAY FOR MY CAR TO KILL ME AND MY CHILDREN OR OTHER PEOPLE?

05/15/2018
Components: POWER TRAIN,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,ENGINE
Incident Date: 05/14/2018
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK05156G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE DRIVING 45 MPH, THE THROTTLE CONTROL TRANSMISSION WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED AND THE VEHICLE STALLED. THE CONTACT COASTED THE VEHICLE TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND POWERED OFF THE ENGINE. THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO RESTART THE VEHICLE, BUT WAS UNSUCCESSFUL. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE CONTACT'S RESIDENCE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE SURGE NEEDED TO BE REPROGRAMMED. THE CONTACT'S HUSBAND CALLED COUGHLIN FORD OF JOHNSTOWN AT (740) 967-2086 (670 W COSHOCTON ST, JOHNSTOWN, OH 43031) AND WAS INFORMED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS INCLUDED IN AN UNKNOWN RECALL THAT HAD BEEN CLOSED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 161,000.

03/23/2018
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 03/23/2018
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK05166G******
Summary

THE FIRST WEEK OF JUNE 2017, WE WERE HAVING ISSUES WITH THE ELECTRICAL IN OUR FREESTYLE. THE LIGHTING WOULD DIM AND BRIGHTEN ON AND OFF WHILE THE CAR WAS RUNNING AND THERE WAS ALMOST A PULSE IN THE REV OF THE ENGINE. WE TOOK THE VEHICLE INTO OUR LOCAL MECHANIC AND HAD TO HAVE OUR ALTERNATOR REPLACED. IN JULY 2017, WE WERE DRIVING TO MEET WITH FRIENDS FOR BREAKFAST AND THE FREESTYLE STOPPED RUNNING A COUPLE CAR LENGTHS AWAY FROM A MAJOR INTERSECTION. WE, AGAIN, REPLACED THE ALTERNATOR AND THIS TIME THE BATTERY HAD A DEAD CELL AND NEEDED REPLACED AS WELL. WE NOTICED NOTHING TO ALERT US TO THE ELECTRICAL ISSUE THIS TIME, NO PULSING OR CHANGE IN THE LIGHTING. WE HAVE NOT USED THE FREESTYLE MUCH OVER THE WINTER BECAUSE WE NOTICED THE PULSING AND LIGHT ISSUES AGAIN AND WHEN WE TOOK IT INTO OUR MECHANIC, THEY COULDN'T REPLICATE THE ISSUE. WE ALSO HAVE A SECOND VEHICLE AND DID NOT NEED TO USE IT MUCH. WE STARTED IT A COUPLE OF TIMES TO TRY AND PREVENT ANY ISSUES, BUT COULD NOT GET IT TO START AT ALL THIS WEEK AND WHEN WE TIRED TO JUMP START IT, WE COULD ONLY GET IT TO RUN WHEN IT WAS HOOKED TO OUR SECOND VEHICLE. THE FREESTYLE WAS TOWED TO THE SHOP TODAY AND WE ARE CURRENTLY HAVING THE THIRD ALTERNATOR INSTALLED AND A SECOND BATTERY. THE MECHANIC IS LOOKING INTO THE ISSUE FURTHER, DUE TO THE NUMBER OF TIMES WE HAVE BEEN IN FOR THESE ISSUES. WE HOPE TO FIND A RESOLUTION TO THIS ISSUE.

02/24/2018
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,EXTERIOR LIGHTING,ENGINE
Incident Date: 02/24/2018
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06146G******
Summary

PROBLEMS STARTED AFTER THE BATTERY AND ALTERNATOR WERE CHANGED BACK IN NOVEMBER 2017. FIRST, THE BATTERY LIGHT AND CHECK CHARGING SYSTEM WENT ON RIGHT AFTER THE FORD DEALER CHANGED THE BATTERY AND ALTERNATOR. WE WERE TOLD THAT THE ELECTRICAL OUTPUT WAS FINE DESPITE THE WARNING LIGHT. SINCE THEN SEVERAL ALTERNATORS WERE CHANGED BY THE DEALER BUT THE WARNING LIGHT REMAINED AND THE DEALER DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO FIX THIS. TODAY WHILE DRIVING (STREETS AND HIGHWAY) THE DASHBOARD (INSTRUMENT CLUSTER) WENT OFF AND ON AND ALL GAUGES WENT TO ZERO AND BACK ON AFTER A WHILE DURING DRIVING. THERE WAS A KICK TO THE ENGINE EVERY TIME THIS HAPPENED. MY BACKLIGHTS WENT CRAZY (INCLUDING REVERSE LIGHTS) WHILE DRIVING FORWARD ON STREETS/HIGHWAY. TURNING LIGHTS WERE ALSO AFFECTED. OTHER DRIVERS ALERTED ME TODAY. THIS IS A DANGER TO US AND OTHERS. I FEAR THE ENGINE COULD EVENTUALLY GET AFFECTED TOO. THERE ARE MANY POSTS ONLINE WITH IDENTICAL ISSUES AND FORD DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE WILLING OR ABLE TO SOLVE THIS.

12/20/2017
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 12/14/2017
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED, THE VEHICLE INDEPENDENTLY LUNGED FORWARD. THERE WERE NO WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. A LOCAL DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND REFERRED THE CONTACT TO NHTSA AND THE DEALER. THE VIN WAS UNKNOWN. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 165,000.

11/27/2017
Components: STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 11/25/2017
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK05156G******
Summary

LAST WINTER THE DOOR LATCHES FROZE AND WOULD NOT STAY SHUT. I HAD TO BUNGEE THE 2 REAR DOORS TOGETHER. SO I DID RESEARCH FOUND THERE WAS A RECALL FOR THAT ISSUES BACK IN 2006. THE NUMBER ON THE OLD LETTER WAS WHO I CONTACTED. THE LADY WENT ON TO SAY THEY WILL NOT COVER THE RECHECK OF ISSUE OR RE-PERFORM THE RECALL. SO I SAID SO WHAT YOUR SAYING IS SINCE YOU ARE SAYING YOU CANNOT FIX THE ISSUE AND DOORS MALFUNCTION I COULD OPEN A LAWSUIT! SHE SAID " YES "! I IMMEDIATELY WENT TO MY LOCAL FORD DEALER AND THE ADVISOR THERE SAID THAT THE RECALL HAS NEVER BEEN PERFORMED IN MY VEHICLE. WINTER IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER AND I WOULD MY CHILDREN TO BE SAFE IN THE BACK SEAT AND NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THEM. WHILE I WAS AT MY LOCAL FORD DEALER THEY HAD ONE KIT LEFT IN STOCK BUT NOT EXACTLY SURE ON HOW TO PERFORM IT AND WILL ATTEMPT IF NECESSARY BUT WOULD RATHER HAVE IT DONE CORRECTLY AND PROFESSIONALLY.

10/10/2017
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 10/07/2017
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02196G******
Summary

TRANSMISSION SURGES OR LUNGES FORWARD DANGEROUSLY AT LOW SPEEDS, AND OFTEN WHEN STOPPED AT A LIGHT OR A CROSSWALK. THIS HAS BEEN HAPPENING FOR ABOUT 7 OR 8 MONTHS. TWICE THE SURGING OR LUNGING HAS RESULTED IN A NEAR ACCIDENT, ONCE WHILE STOPPED FOR A PEDESTRIAN IN A CROSSWALK, AND A 2ND WHEN STOPPED BEHIND ANOTHER VEHICLE, NEARLY RESULTING IN AN IMPACT WITH THE FRONT VEHICLE.

09/21/2017
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 09/21/2017
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02196G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE DRIVING 60 MPH, THE WRENCH WARNING ICON ILLUMINATED AND THE VEHICLE'S SPEED DECREASED WITH THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL DEPRESSED. THE CONTACT PULLED THE VEHICLE OVER, TURNED OFF AND RESTARTED THE IGNITION, BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT SHOP (LONA BROTHERS CAR SALES IN KANSAS CITY, MO, 64108) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE TRANSMISSION FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 120,000.

08/09/2017
Components: ENGINE
Incident Date: 06/01/2017
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06146G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 60 MPH, A WRENCH WARNING INDICATOR AND THE CHECK ENGINE INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. WHEN THE CONTACT TURNED OFF AND RESTARTED THE VEHICLE, THE WRENCH WARNING INDICATOR WAS NO LONGER ILLUMINATED, BUT THE ENGINE WARNING INDICATOR REMAINED ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO BROOSTER FORD WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE THROTTLE ACTUATOR CONTROL FAILED. THE DEALER CLEANED THE THROTTLE BOTTLE AND REPROGRAMMED THE PCM; HOWEVER, THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE CONTACT INFORMED THE DEALER, BUT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED AGAIN. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 146,000.

08/05/2017
Components: ENGINE
Incident Date: 08/05/2017
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01176G******
Summary

VEHICLE SURGES WHILE PARKING OR MOVING AT LOW SPEED, ESPECIALLY WHILE IN A TURN.

06/16/2017
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/15/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02176G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. UPON STARTING THE VEHICLE, IT JERKED INDEPENDENTLY FORWARD AND BACKWARD, DEPENDING ON THE GEAR THE VEHICLE WAS IN AT THE TIME. THE FAILURE OCCURRED EVEN WHILE THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER OR MECHANIC. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 55,000.

06/01/2017
Components: STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 03/01/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: FMZK01106GA******
Summary

THE PAINT ON THE ALUMINUM STARTED TO BUBBLE THREE YEARS AGO AND BEGAN FLAKING OFF LAST YEAR.

05/16/2017
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 05/15/2017
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

WHILE DRIVING THE WRENCH LIGHT WILL RANDOMLY COME ON AND THE RPMS GO CRAZY AND THE CAR STRUGGLES TO SHIFT GEARS. AFTER RESTARTING THE CAR, IT WILL DRIVE FINE FOR A WHILE - SOMETIMES WEEKS - BEFORE IT HAPPENS AGAIN. AFTER IT HAPPENS A FEW TIMES, THE ENGINE LIGHT WILL TURN ON BUT WILL GO BACK OFF AFTER DRIVING A LITTLE OR RESTARTING IT A FEW TIMES. NOW, A FEW DAYS AGO IT STARTED JUMPING AND STRUGGLING TO MOVE FROM A COMPLETE STOP, NO WRENCH LIGHT THIS TIME. TURNING THE CAR OFF & LETTING IT SIT FOR A COUPLE MINUTES HELPED & I GOT TO WORK. THEN ON MY WAY HOME, I MADE IT 5 OF THE 7 MILES BEFORE IT STARTED ACTING UP AGAIN. THIS TIME SLUGGISH ACCELERATION FROM A COMPLETE STOP. AFTER SITTING FOR A COUPLE DAYS, THE CAR DROVE SMOOTHLY FOR 3 MILES, STOPPED AT A LIGHT AND CAR JERKED AGAIN THEN LIMPED FORWARD. PULLED OVER & RESTARTED THE CAR AND IT DROVE SMOOTHLY FOR A LITTLE THEN VERY SLUGGISH ACCELERATION AGAIN. ONCE IT GOT MOVING, IT WAS GOOD, UNTIL THE NEXT COMPLETE STOP. I MANAGED TO GET A BLOCK FROM HOME AND PARK THE CAR AND I'M WAITING TO TAKE IT TO THE REPAIR SHOP 2 BLOCKS AWAY. HOPEFULLY AFTER LETTING THE CAR SIT FOR A DAY IT WILL MAKE IT THERE WITH NO PROBLEM...

05/08/2017
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 05/01/2017
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK01106G******
Summary

TRANSMISSION NOISE

05/07/2017
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 04/20/2017
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02176G******
Summary

VECHICLE SURGES OR RAVE FORWARD WITH PRESSING GAS PEDAL ON SHIFTING FORWARD OR REVERSE,LOSES DRIVE POWER,WRENCH LIGHT ON!

03/27/2017
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/01/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01146G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE DRIVING FORWARD OR IN REVERSE, THE VEHICLE RANDOMLY SURGED. THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 65,000. UPDATED 05/30/17*LJ UPDATED 09/08/2017*JS

03/20/2017
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,AIR BAGS,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/13/2017
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01166G******
Summary

THIS CAR HAS MANY PROBLEMS. I WOULDN'T BUY THIS CAR AGAIN. I HAVE INVESTED TOO MUCH MONEY FOR REPAIRS. THE AIR BAG SENSOR KEEPS COMING ON. THE CAR HAS NO SPEED AFTER I HAD THE TRANSMISSION REPLACED. THE LIGHTS ON DASH ARE OFF AND ON.

02/19/2017
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 05/16/2014
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK01176G******
Summary

MAY 16, 2014, FRIDAY NIGHT, AROUND 7:30 PM, LOST CONSCIOUSNESSES WHILE DRIVING DURING VERY HUMID QUICK WEATHER CHANGE PERIOD. IMMEDIATELY PUT ON A/C AND RECIRC ON HIGH WHILE DRIVING VEHICLE TO CLEAR WINDOWS. I THEN PICKED UP MY SON AND FRIEND, PROCEEDED TO DRIVE THEM HOME FROM PLACE AND WITHIN 500 FEET WAS INTO A TELEPHONE POLE WHEN I LOST CONSCIOUSNESS. MY SON TRIED TO SLAP ME IN THE FACE AS HE NOTICED I HAS DRIFTING TO THE RIGHT. I DID NOT REGAIN CONSCIOUSNESS UNTIL POLICE/FIRE BROKE WINDOW TO EXTRACT OCCUPANTS. POLICEMAN WAS HITTING ME IN THE FACE TO WAKE ME AND FINALLY DID, ONCE I DID COM TO, I DIDN'T REALLY CARE THAT HE WAS SLAPPING ME IN THE FACE IOR THAT I WAS STILL IN THE VEHICLE. WITHIN MINUTES OF STANDING, I FELT MUCH BETTER BUT CHOSE TO TAKE AMBULANCE ON SCENE TO HOSPITAL WHERE THEY DIDN'T FIND ANYTHING WRONG IN ER. ACCIDENT OCCURED WHILE DRIVING ON MAIN SECONDARY ROAD AT LESS THAN 30 MPH. I WENT TO MANY DOCTORS AND THEY CAN NOT FIND ANYTHING WITH EVEN MRIS, CAT SCANS, SLEEP TESTS, ETC...

02/14/2017
Components: SERVICE BRAKES
Incident Date: 02/09/2017
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06106G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE APPROACHING A STOP SIGN AND DEPRESSING THE BRAKE PEDAL, THE VEHICLE WOULD ACCELERATE WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE BRAKE PEDAL HAD TO BE DEPRESSED TO THE FLOORBOARD IN ORDER FOR THE VEHICLE TO COME TO A COMPLETE STOP. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 122,658.

01/23/2017
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,STRUCTURE,SEATS
Incident Date: 12/14/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06196G******
Summary

THE DRIVER SIDE PASSENGER DOOR SEAL IS FAULTY, LETTING WATER GET INTO THE DOOR CAUSING IT TO FREEZE AND RUST. THE ELECTRICAL FOR THE DRIVER HEATED SEAT KEEPS MALFUNCTIONING CAUSING IT TO KEEP BREAKING. THE LEVERS THAT FLIP THE SECOND AND THIRD ROW SEATING HAVE BECOME FAULTY AND WILL NO LONGER WORK. LASTLY, THE ALL-WHEEL DRIVE COMPONENT ON MY VEHICLE STOPPED WORKING WHILE I WAS DRIVING. IT WAS DURING THE WINTER AND THE ROADS WERE ICY SO IT CAUSED ME TO HAVE LESS TRACTION AND FISH TAIL. *TR

12/28/2016
Components: STRUCTURE,LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
Incident Date: 02/04/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMCU0DG9AK******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FRONT PASSENGER AND BOTH REAR DOORS FAILED TO LATCH IN COLD WEATHER. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE LATCH MECHANISM HAD FROZEN AND WOULD HAVE TO HAVE A SHIELD PLACED OVER THE FRONT LATCHES AND LUBRICANT APPLIED TO ALL LATCHES. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 06V383000 (LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN.

12/01/2016
Components: STRUCTURE,UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 12/01/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK05166G******
Summary

TAKATA RECALL THIRD ROW SEAT IS UNSAFELY UNHINGED BECAUSE THE BODY HAS RUSTED AWAY AND LEAVES THE SEAT UNSECURED AND A HOLE TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE VEHICLE.

10/12/2016
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 10/10/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01156G******
Summary

UPON UTILIZING THE DRIVE THROUGH OF A FAST FOOD RESTAURANT, THE BREAKS WERE BEING FEATHERED TO CREEP UP TO THE WINDOW; THE 2006 FORD FREESTYLE LUNGED FORWARD UNEXPECTEDLY AND ALMOST HIT A WOMEN AND HER KID CROSSING IN FRONT OF THE CAR; I MOVED THE CAR FROM THE DRIVE THROUGH AND STOPPED AT THE EDGE OF THE PARKING LOT BEFORE CONTINUING ONTO THE SIDE STREET; AT THIS TIME WHEN I MOVED MY FOOT OFF THE BREAK THE CAR AGAIN UNEXPECTEDLY LUNGED FORWARD STICKING THE NOSE OF MY CAR OUT INTO TRAFFIC, CARS SWERVED INTO THE FAR LANE TO AVOID COLLIDING WITH THE FRONT OF MY CAR. I IMMEDIATELY BROUGHT THE CAR TO THE FORD SERVICE DEALER. UPON ARRIVING AT THE FORD DEALERSHIP IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY WAS FAILING, ADDITIONAL RESEARCH REVEALED THAT FORD ISSUE AN EXTENDED WARRANTY FOR A CLEANING OF THE THROTTLE BODY; HOWEVER THE DEALERSHIP INDICATED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED AS IT IS FAULTY, THE CLEANING WOULDN'T SUFFICE.

09/28/2016
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 09/29/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK021X6G******
Summary

MY 2006 FORD FREESTYLE SUFFERS FROM PEELING PAINT ON THE ALUMINUM HOOD. THE PAINT ISSUE IS CONFINED TO THE 3 - 4 INCHES OF HOOD BACK FROM THE LEADING EDGE, THE LEADING EDGE, AND THE UNDERSIDE OF THE HOOD. SAME ISSUE AS ANY FORD PRODUCT WITH ALUMINUM HOODS/LIFTGATES. FORD WOULD NOT FIX THIS ISSUE UNDER WARRANTY EVEN THOUGH THEIR INTERNAL DOCUMENTS DATING BACK TO 2004 CONFIRM THE ISSUE

09/02/2016
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 08/15/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS BEING OPERATED, THE RPMS REVVED UP AND DOWN ALTHOUGH THE SPEED REMAINED THE SAME. DURING THE FAILURE, THE WRENCH INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. IN ADDITION, AFTER THE ENGINE WAS RESTARTED, THE VEHICLE FAILED TO ACCELERATE OVER 25 MPH. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT THE FAILURE RECURRED INTERMITTENTLY. THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURES WAS NOT DIAGNOSED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURES. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 190,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

08/31/2016
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 08/29/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK03166G******
Summary

SAFETY COMPLAINT FOR FORD FREESTYLE 2006. THE WRENCH AND ENGINE LIGHT APPEAR ON THE DASHBOARD AND THE ENGINE GOES TO LIMP MODE AND THE SPEED DROPS TO 30 MILES PER HOUR FROM HIGHWAY SPEED OF 60 TO 70 MILES PER HOUR WITH NO WARNING OTHER THAN THE QUICK DROP IN SPEED AND WRENCH LIGHT. DRIVING ON A HIGHWAY WITH TRUCKS AND CARS GOING 70 MILES PER HOUR OR MORE IS BEYOND DANGEROUS AND ASKING TO GET HIT. WE HAVE HAD FORD SERVICE ON THIS CAR BUT THEY DID NOT HAVE RECALLS FOR THIS PROBLEM. VEHICLE IN MOTION ON HIGHWAY. HAVE HAD CAR TOWED, PULLED OVER TO BREAKDOWN LANE AND TRAVELED SIDE ROADS FOR FEAR OF GETTING HIT BY ANOTHER VEHICLE. PLEASE DO SOMETHING TO FORD CORP TO FIX THIS PROBLEM BEFORE THERE IS TRAGEDY.

08/25/2016
Components: STRUCTURE,UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 08/24/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02196G******
Summary

ANYTIME IT RAINS MY VEHICLE FILLS WITH WATER. I HAVE MOLD STARTING IN MY VEHICLE. I TOOK IT TO FORD DEALERSHIP FOR RECALL WORK BUT IT STILL LEAKS HORRIBLE BAD. THIS CAR IS MOSTLY STATIONARY. WE HAVE HAD RAIN THE LAST TWO DAYS AND IT HAS BEEN SITTING IN THE DRIVE WAY. I CHECKED IT TODAY AND IT IS FULL OF WATER. THIS HAS HAPPENED SINCE I PURCHASED THE VEHICLE IN 2013

08/12/2016
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 08/03/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06146G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE DRIVING 35 MPH, THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL FAILED TO RESPOND WHEN DEPRESSED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY FAILED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 151,420.

08/09/2016
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 11/11/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01156G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE THE GEAR SHIFTER STICK WAS PLACED IN REVERSE, THE RPMS RAPIDLY INCREASED WITH A LOUD NOISE. THE VEHICLE INDEPENDENTLY LUNGED BACKWARDS WITHOUT THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL BEING DEPRESSED. THE CONTACT IMMEDIATELY DEPRESSED THE BRAKE PEDAL TO STOP THE VEHICLE. AS A RESULT, THE VEHICLE STALLED AND THE CHECK ENGINE AND WRENCH WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS ABLE TO RESTART. THE FAILURE RECURRED INTERMITTENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED, BUT THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE WAS NOT FOUND. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURES. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 44,000.

07/31/2016
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 07/31/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

LONG STORY SHORT....MY VEHICLE WILL INCREASE THROTTLE ON IT'S OWN WHEN SITTING AT A LIGHT IN TRAFFIC OR WITHOUT TRAFFIC. SOMETIMES WHEN I RELEASE THE BRAKE TO TAKE OFF IT WILL THROTTLE UP JUST BEFORE AND THEN STALL OUT. I AM ONLY ABLE TO RESTART THE CAR IF I TURN OF THE AIR CONDITIONING. TODAY AS WITH MANY OTHER DAYS, THE THROTTLE INCREASED WHILE ATTEMPTING TO SLOWLY BACK OUT OF A PARKING SPACE. I SLAMMED ON THE BRAKES TO GET THE CAR TO STOP AS THE THROTTLE CONTIUED TO INCREASE AND THEN STALL OUT. I HAVE NOTICED SEVERELY INCREASING INCIDENTS OF THIS HAPPENING AND AM SCARED TO DRIVE MY CAR. I HAVE NO OTHER OPTIONS. PLEASE HELP ME WITH THIS ISSUE. I DON'T WANT TO DIE OR KILL SOMEONE ELSE BECAUSE THE CAR SEEMS TO HAVE A MIND OF ITS OWN AND MY EFFORTS TO CONTROL THE CAR ARE FUTILE AT TIMES.

07/26/2016
Components: STEERING,ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 05/13/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02156G******
Summary

I'M WRITING AGAIN. I'VE HAD A THROTTLE BODY ISSUE TWICE. THE CUSTOMER SATISFACTION PROGRAM THAT FORD DID WAS A TEMPORARY FIX. FORD KNEW THIS. FORD DEALERSHIP MECHANICS HAVE TOLD THEM IT DOESN'T SOLVE THE ISSUE. LESS THAN A YEAR AFTER I HAD TO THE C. S. P. ON MY CAR I WAS STRANDED ON SIDE OF ROAD ONLY TO FIND OUT IT WAS THE THROTTLE BODY I COULD HAVE IT CLEANED AND REPROGRAMMED AGAIN AT MY COST WHICH WAS NEARLY THE SAME COST TO REPLACE. I HAD IT REPLACED AT MY COST. IN MY SITUATION THE 1ST TIME MY CAR LUNGED FORWARD TOWARD WALL OF MY HOME. I HAD TO USE BOTH FEET AND ALL MY WEIGHT TO STOP IT. THE 2ND TIME I LOST POWER AND CONTROL . ALL WHILE TRYING TO GET OUT OF HEAVY TRAFFIC. I COULD NOT GET MY CAR OFF THE ROAD AND IN A SAFE POSITION. AFTER THIS PROBLEM MY AC WILL NOT WORK UNLESS ACCELERATING. AND MY MOTOR WENT OUT. ALL THIS BEFORE I HIT 100,000 MILES. I'VE CALLED FORD AND FILED COMPLAINTS WITH NHTSA. ALL TO NO AVAIL. FORD IS REPLACING THE SAME PART FOR OTHER VEHICLES AT A FULL RECALL AND NO COST TO THE CONSUMER MY VIN# IS NOT ASSOC. WITH RECALL. I FEEL FORD AND NHTSA IS IGNORING THE COMPLAINTS FROM CONSUMERS THIS IS A MAJOR SAFETY ISSUE. I FEEL THAT WE CONSUMERS THAT HAVE THIS PROBLEM NEED TO FILE A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST FORD & NHTSA. NEITHER IS ADDRESSING THIS SERIOUS SAFETY ISSUE. FORD NEEDS TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY & NHTSA NEEDS TO FORCE THEM TO. CONTINUING TO IGNORE THIS ISSUE IS GOING TO CAUSE HEARINGS ON CAPITAL HILL & A BAD NAME FOR BOTH. I WILL BE FOLLOWING UP WITH MY STATE REPRESENTATIVE & MY CONGRESS PERSON. I INTEND TO SEE THAT BOTH FORD & NHTSA STOP IGNORING THE THOUSANDS OF COMPLAINTS REGARDING THIS SERIOUS SAFETY ISSUE. IF YOU INVESTIGATE YOU'LL FIND NEWER MODELS THAN MINE HAVE THE SAME ISSUE. SAME PART SAME PART NUMBER, MINE AND OTHERS OF MY YEAR ARE NOT RECALLED WHILE THE OTHERS ARE & REPLACED. SOMEONE BETTER TAKE THIS SERIOUS.

07/12/2016
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 07/01/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06126G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE DRIVING AT LOW SPEEDS IN TRAFFIC, THE VEHICLE BEGAN TO INDEPENDENTLY SURGE FORWARD WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT HAD TO TURN THE STEERING WHEEL TOWARDS THE MEDIAN TO AVOID CRASHING INTO ANOTHER VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE STALLED, BUT WAS ABLE TO BE RESTARTED. THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 170,000.

07/05/2016
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 01/01/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01176G******
Summary

THIS MAKES THE SECOND TIME I HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT THIS PROBLEM. IT SEEMS THAT FORD HAS NO PLANS TO RECTIFY THE "THROTTLE BODY" ISSUE ALTHOUGH THERE ARE MANY THAT HAVE VOICED THE SAME CONCERN WITH THEIR VEHICLES. THIS ISSUE IS A SEVERE SAFETY RISK. I HAVE HAD SEVERAL INCIDENCES, ALL INVOLVING SURGING, FOLLOWED BY A SUDDEN LOSS OF POWER. THERE HAVE ALSO BEEN INSTANCES OF SUDDEN LOSS OF POWER UPON ACCELERATION AFTER IDLING AT A STOP SIGN OR RED LIGHT. THIS HAPPENS RANDOMLY AND THERE IS NO WARNING BEFOREHAND. ONCE, I WAS PASSING A TRUCK AND PULLED INTO THE PASSING LANE AND THE FREESTYLE COMPLETELY LOST POWER. I WAS "HANGING" IN THE PASSING LANE WITH NO POWER AND NO WAY TO AVERT A COLLISION HAD THERE BEEN ONCOMING TRAFFIC OR TRAFFIC BEHIND ME. THANK GOODNESS, I HAD TIME TO BRAKE AND FORCE THE FREESTYLE ONTO THE SHOULDER. THIS ALSO HAPPENES AT STOP SIGNS AND RED LIGHTS WHEN I ACCELERATE. VERY DANGEROUS.

06/19/2016
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 11/20/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02196G******
Summary

TRANSMISSON WHINE, , FORD CLAIMS IT MUST BE REPLACED AT MY COST 5 TO 6 GRAND.

06/03/2016
Components: STEERING,SUSPENSION,WHEELS
Incident Date: 06/03/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK05116G******
Summary

VEHICLE WAS DISCOVERED TO HAVE SEVERE RUST ON FRONT FRAME ASSEMBLY DRIVERS SIDE DURING ROUTINE MAINTENANCE ON TODAY'S DATE. IT APPEARS THIS HAS BEEN AN ISSUE FOR SOME TIME AND HAS JUST BECAME PAINFULLY APPARENT. THE CORROSION/RUST/DETERIORATION OCCURS DIRECTLY BELOW AN AREA WHERE THE AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM DISPENSES LATER/CONDENSATION. EROSION TO STRUCTURAL SUPPORT IS SO BAD IT HAS EATEN AWAY BOTTOM, SIDES AND TOP OF FRAME ASSEMBLY. SOMETIMES KNOWN AS AN ENGINE CRADLE. IN ORDER TO REPLACE, THE ENGINE MUST BE MOVED AND OTHER FRONT END COMPONENTS REMOVED FROM VEHICLE. IT IS THE OPINION OF COMPLAINANT THAT THIS RUST ISSUE COULD RESULT IN A DANGEROUS CONDITION FOR THE DRIVER OF THE VEHICLE, THE OCCUPANTS OF THE VEHICLE AS WELL AS OTHER MOTORISTS ON THE ROAD AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC. IT IS ALSO THE OPINION OF THE COMPLAINANT THAT THIS RUST ISSUE COULD RESULT IN THE STRUCTURAL ABILITY TO SUSPEND THE ENGINE. POSSIBLY RESULTING IN MISALIGNMENT OF KEY COMPONENTS OR MOVING PARTS AND COULD RESULT IN EXCESSIVE WEAR AND DAMAGE TO OTHER COMPONENTS OF THE AUTOMOBILE. IT IS ALSO THE OPINION OF THE COMPLAINANT THAT THE RUST ISSUE AND WEAKENING OF FRONT END SUPPORT MEMBERS COULD POSSIBLY IMPACT STEERING, TIRE LIFE, TIRE PATTERN ON ROADWAY DURING HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS, ETC. FORD MOTOR COMPANY APPEARS TO HAVE SIMILAR RUST/CHASSIS/FRAME ISSUES ON OTHER MODELS OF VEHICLES AFTER DOING QUICK SEARCH ONLINE REGARDING THIS ISSUE AND COMPARING PHOTOGRAPHS. FORD MOTOR COMPANY HAS ISSUED RECALLS FOR OTHER RUST/FRAME/CHASSIS ISSUES, BUT NOT FOR THE FORD FREESTYLE.

06/01/2016
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 05/29/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02106G******
Summary

WHILE DRIVING, VEHICLE GOES INTO LIMP MODE WITHOUT WARNING. HAPPENS IN BOTH CITY AND HIGHWAY DRIVING. WRENCH INDICATOR AND CHECK ENGINE INDICATORS LIGHT ON DASH. VEHICLE SLOWS AND CAN BARELY ACCELERATE CAUSING NEAR-ACCIDENT. RESETTING CODE P0701 ALLOWS NORMAL OPERATION TILL CYCLE REPEATS IN SHORT AND RANDOM TIME OF DRIVING. ENGINE SHUT DOWN/RESTART CLEARS WRENCH LIGHT TILL CYCLE REPEATS. TOOK CAR TO 2 FORD DEALERS AND INDEPENDENT TRANSMISSION SPECIALIST. ALL ADVISED THAT THE CVT TRANSMISSION CANNOT BE REBUILT OR REPAIRED AND THAT REPLACEMENT TRANSMISSIONS ARE GENERALLY NOT AVAILABLE. ALL ADVISED NOT REPAIRING THE CAR BECAUSE EVEN IF A NEW TRANSMISSION WERE AVAILABLE, COST IS $4500-$5500 FOR THE UNIT PLUS OVER $1000 LABOR TO REMOVE/REPLACE TRANSMISSION. RESEARCH SHOWS THIS IS A COMMON COMPLAINT ABOUT THIS CAR AND IT'S SIMILAR MODELS (FORD 500) OF ALL YEARS (2005-2007).

05/31/2016
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 09/01/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02106G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE DRIVING 60 MPH, OR OVER 30 MINUTES OF DRIVING, THE VEHICLE STALLED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT ABLE TO EXCEED 30 MPH. THE CONTACT REPLACED THE TRANSMISSION TWICE, BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED SEVERAL TIMES. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 100,000.

04/21/2016
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 04/21/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I WILL BE DRIVING AND EITHER THE AC WILL BE ON OR THE DVD SYSTEM WILL BE IN USE AND THE CONSOL TURNS BLACK AND THE LIGHTS GO OFF ON THE DASHBOARD AND THE ENGINE REVS AND SOMETIMES IT SAYS CHECK CHARGING SYSTEM. THIS HAPPENS WHILE I AM DRIVING ON THE FREEWAY. THE LIGHTS WILL TURN BACK ON IN THE DASHBOARD AND THEN THE AIRBAG LIGHT IS BLINKING. IT IS VERY CORNERING AS I DRIVE MY CHILDREN IN THIS CAR. I AM AFRAID IT IS GOING TO HAPPEN AND I WILL BE UNABLE TO STOP AND EITHER CAUSE AN ACCIDENT OR HURT MY CHILDREN AND MYSELF BECAUSE OF THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM JUST SHUTTING DOWN. THIS SHOULD BE A RECALL AND SHOULD BE FIXED BY FORD. IT IS A SAFETY ISSUE. THIS HAS STARTED HAPPENING WITH MORE REGULARITY SINCE 1/2016

04/05/2016
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 12/10/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK05116G******
Summary

TRANSMISSION WAS REPLACED AT 36000 MILES, CAR NOW HAS 99750 MILES AN TRANSMISSION IS BROKEN AGAIN. CAR IS OUT OF WARRANTY NEW TRANSMISSION IS $6000

04/04/2016
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 09/13/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02126G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE DRIVING AT ANY SPEED, THERE WAS A LOUD NOISE COMING FROM THE TRANSMISSION. THE FASTER THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED, THE LOUDER THE NOISE SOUNDED. IN ADDITION, WHEN THE GEAR SHIFTER WAS IN ALL GEARS EXCEPT REVERSE, THE NOISE BECAME LOUDER. THE FAILURE RECURRED NUMEROUS TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE CVT TRANSMISSION FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 124,000. UPDATED 06/15/16*LJ THE CONSUMER HAS SINCE SOLD THE VEHICLE. UPDATED 06/29/16.*JB

03/21/2016
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER,ENGINE
Incident Date: 08/04/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK06116G******
Summary

ENGINE LOST POWER WHILE DRIVING ON THE GARDEN STATE PKWY. NO ENGINE LIGHTS CAME ON IT HESITATED TO ACCELERATE AFTER LEAVING A TOLL BOOTH AND KICKED OFF. I WAS TOLD THE CAR HAD A CYLINDER THAT WAS NOT FIRING AND I NEEDED A NEW ENGINE. UPON THE DEALERSHIP PULLING THE ENGINE THEY VERIFIED THE ENGINE WAS WELL MAINTAINED BY ME AND THE CAUSE OF THE CYLINDER BLOW OUT WAS DUE TO THE TIMING CHAIN BLOWING APART. MY SON COULD HAVE BEEN KILLED . THEIR WAS NO ENGINE LIGHT WARNING NO TRANSMISSION LIGHT AND HE HAD TO CROSS OVER 4 LANES OF HIGH SPEED TRAFFIC TO GET TO THE SHOULDER OF THE GARDEN STATE PKWY. I HAD THE ENGINE REPLACED AND 6 WEEKS LATER UPON PICKING UP THE VEHICLE IT NOW HAS A TRANSMISSION PROBLEM THE DAY I PICKED UP THE CAR IT WOULD NOT ACCELERATE OVER 60MPH FOR ME TO ENTER TRAFFIC. IT STILL DOES NOT CLIMB STEEP HILLS. THE CAR REVS IN RPMS TO 5 AND FEELS LIKE IT IT NOW GETTING AIR OR FUEL. WHEN DRIVING ON FLAT SURFACES TRANSMISSION SHIFTS FINE. HELP

02/19/2016
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 01/21/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06126G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE IDLING, THE VEHICLE EXPERIENCED A COMPLETE LOSS OF POWER. THE CHECK ENGINE AND MAINTENANCE WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS ABLE TO BE OPERATED AFTER A FEW MINUTES, BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE TRANSMISSION FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 105,000.

02/18/2016
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 02/02/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01176G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT 40 MPH, THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. IN ADDITION, THE CONTACT STATED THAT THERE A LOUD ABNORMAL SOUND EMITTED FROM THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT ABLE TO BE RESTARTED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 103,000.

02/15/2016
Components: POWER TRAIN,UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 11/01/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1ZX1392Y901******
Summary

THROTTLE BODY IN CAR CHECK ENGINE AND WRENCH LIGHTS COME ON , THE VEHICLE WILL NOT MOVE EVEN WHEN PUT IN GEAR I HAVE TO LET CAR WARM UP FOR AT LEAST 45 MIN THEN CUT CAR OFF N ON A COUPLE TIMES THE RPM NOT MOVING SPEEDOMETER NOT MOVING

02/11/2016
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/11/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01166G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE ACCELERATING FROM A COMPLETE STOP, THE TRANSMISSION EXHIBITED A DELAY. AS A RESULT, THE VEHICLE LUNGED FORWARD. THE FAILURE OCCURRED WHENEVER THE VEHICLE WAS IN OPERATION. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE TRANSMISSION WOULD NEED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 140,000.

02/02/2016
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 01/02/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK03156G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE LUNGED FORWARD WITHOUT DEPRESSING THE BRAKE PEDAL. IN ADDITION, THE VEHICLE EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF POWER SPORADICALLY WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 70 MPH. THE CHECK ENGINE AND SERVICE WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY VALVE WAS STICKING AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE ISSUE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 90,000.

01/21/2016
Components: STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 02/15/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

BOUGHT NEW, PRIOR TO DELIVERY OF VEHICLE DEALER FIRST FIXED A RECALL FOR DOOR LOCK THAT JAMMED DURING COLD WEATHER FREEZING CAUSING REAR DOOR LATCH NOT TO CATCH. PROBLEM OCCURRED THE FOLLOWING WINTER OF 2008 WHEN DROPPING OFF CHILD TO SCHOOL, DOOR WOULD NOT CLOSE AND FLEW OPEN AS I WAS DRIVING AWAY, NEARLY SWINGING INTO PATH OF CHILD. PULLED CAR OFF MAIN ROAD TO TRY AND CLOSE DOOR WITH SEVERAL HARD SLAMS BUT LATCH WOULD NOT CATCH DOOR. CALLED FORD RECALL CORPORATE CENTER WHO CHECKED THEIR RECORDS AND CONFIRMED THE DEALER MARKED THE RECALL AS FIXED ALREADY. I EXPLAINED TO THE FORD RECALL DEPARTMENT THAT REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE DEALER ACTUALLY FIXED THE PROBLEM, IT IS STILL OCCURRING AND WAS A VERY DANGEROUS HAZARD DURING WINTER MONTHS WHEN DOOR COULD SWING OPEN AND HIT ADJACENT CARS, PEDESTRIANS, LIGHT POLES AND TREES ALONG URBAN LOCAL ROADS WHERE SIDEWALKS AND POLES ARE TYPICALLY NEAR THE CURB. I WAS TOLD THERE WAS NOTHING THEY COULD DO FURTHER SINCE THE VEHICLE WAS ALREADY 'FIXED' UNDER THE RECALL NOTICE. I LOOKED INTO WHAT THE 'FIX' WAS AND IT WAS SIMPLY HAVING THE SERVICE TECHNICIAN DRILL A HOLE IN THE DOOR FRAME TO ALLOW CONDENSATION TO DRAIN INSTEAD OF FREEZING NEAR THE LATCH MECHANISM. I AM AN ENGINEER BY PROFESSION, AND IN MY REVIEW OF THIS REMEDIAL MEASURE, IT BECAME APPARENT THAT THE DRILL BIT SIZE BEING PROVIDED TO THE DEALERSHIPS FOR THIS FIX WAS NOT A LARGE ENOUGH DIAMETER TO ENSURE PROPER DRAINAGE AND AS A RESULT, THE CONDENSATION WOULD SIMPLY FREEZE ACROSS THE FULL DIAMETER OF THE DRILLED HOLE INTENDED FOR DRAINAGE. PROBLEM CONTINUES TO OCCUR DURING COLD WEATHER MONTHS EACH YEAR AND I HEARD THAT FORD IS UNDER INVESTIGATION AGAIN FOR SIMILAR PROBLEM ON SOME NEWER MODELS

01/19/2016
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 01/02/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06166G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE DRIVING BELOW 20 MPH, THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY FAILED TO ACCELERATE. ON OCCASION, THE VEHICLE WOULD STALL OR NOT MOVE AT ALL WHEN DEPRESSING THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHO WAS UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 128,700.

01/14/2016
Components: SUSPENSION
Incident Date: 01/14/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06186G******
Summary

THE SUBFRAME IS RUSTED BEYOND REPAIR. I AM AWARE THAT BETWEEN THE YEARS 2001 AND 2004 FORD MOTORS HAD THE SAME ISSUE AND RECALLED THE VEHICLES

12/18/2015
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 12/17/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK01116G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED AND DECELERATED INDEPENDENTLY AS THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT WHEN THE AIR CONDITION WAS ACTIVATED, THE VEHICLE WOULD LUNGE FORWARD. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER BUT THE FAILURE WAS UNABLE TO BE DETERMINED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 150,081.

12/13/2015
Components: POWER TRAIN,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 08/20/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01146G******
Summary

TAKATA INFLATORS SURGING, TRANSMISSION BAD

11/16/2015
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 03/25/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK02146G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 60 MPH, THE VEHICLE JERKED AND SLOWED DOWN INDEPENDENTLY. IN ADDITION, THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE FAILURE RECURRED NUMEROUS TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN.

11/14/2015
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 11/12/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01126G******
Summary

WE OWN A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE AND ARE ONLY THE 2ND OWNERS OF THIS CAR! WE BOUGHT IT IN 2011 AND ARE AT OUR BOILING POINT WITH IT! THE PREVIOUS OWNERS HAD TO GET THE TRANSMISSION REBUILT, WE HAD OWNED THE CAR FOR LESS THAN A YEAR AND HAD TO GET THE TRANSMISSION REBUILT AGAIN AT ALMOST $4,000! NOW 3 YEARS AFTER WE FIXED THE TRANSMISSION WE ARE BACK AT THE SAME JUNCTURE WHERE OUR TRANSMISSION IS CAUSING US A PROBLEM AGAIN! I TOOK IT IN BECAUSE IT WAS OVERHEATING AND I ENDED UP HAVING TO HAVE THE RADIATOR AND A PORTION OF THE WATER HOSE REPLACED AT ALMOST $1000! TWO DAYS LATER I'M DRIVING AND AS I PULL OFF FROM A LIGHT I NOTICE THE CAR DOES A PRETTY HEAVY JERK FORWARD! I THOUGHT I HIT THE PEDAL TOO HARD SO I DIDN'T THINK MUCH OF IT! BUT ON MY WAY BACK HOME EACH TIME I TAKE OFF AT A LIGHT MY CAR IS HEAVING FORWARD AND THEN IT STARTS JERKING A LITTLE VIOLENTLY AND FINALLY AS I'M HEADING TO THE SHOP IT STARTS STALLING OUT AND FEELING LIKE IT'S NOT CATCHING GEARS TO CHANGE! I HAVE CHECKED AGAINST OTHER COMPLAINTS FOR THIS SAME CAR AND APPARENTLY THIS IS A COMMON ISSUE, UNFORTUNATELY, IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S TIME FOR FORD MOTOR COMPANY TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND STOP MAKING YOUR FAITHFUL CAR OWNERS GO FOR BROKE FIXING AN ISSUE THAT IS CLEARLY A MANUFACTURING ISSUE/DEFECT! THEY NEED TO LOOK INTO ALL THE COMPLAINTS AND ISSUE A RECALL AND FIX THIS PROBLEM ONCE AND FOR ALL FREE OF CHARGE! MOST PEOPLE DO NOT HAVE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS SITTING AROUND TO FIX THEIR TRANSMISSION EVERY 3 YEARS! WE NEED OUR CAR FIXED IMMEDIATELY AS THIS IS OUR ONLY FAMILY CAR! PLEASE FIX THIS ISSUE FOR US!!!!!

11/10/2015
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 10/27/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK05146G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE DRIVING AT 35 MPH, THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE TRANSMISSION FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 150,000.

11/05/2015
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 10/31/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK05156G******
Summary

ALTERNATOR REPLACED BY FIRESTONE THREE TIMES IN TWO WEEKS SPAN, AND THEN FORD DEALER CHANGED ALTERNATOR TWO TIMES IN TWO WEEKS SPAN, PROBLEM REMAINS SAME IN THE VEHICLE. PROBLEM APPEARS RANDOMLY, NO DASH BOARD DISPLAY ONLY BATTERY GLOWS WHEN I START CAR.

10/14/2015
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/21/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

WHILE DRIVING THE CARS RPMS WILL ACCELERATE THE CAR, IN DRIVE OR REVERSE, I MUST BE AWARE SO THAT I DO NOT HIT ANYONE/ANYTHING AND BRAKE. AT TIMES ONCE I BRAKE THE CAR WILL TURN OFF, I WILL GET A WRENCH OR ENGINE OR BOTH. THIS CAN ALSO OCCUR WHILE AT A RED LIGHT.

10/13/2015
Components: POWER TRAIN,SERVICE BRAKES
Incident Date: 08/15/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02166G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 50 MPH, THE VEHICLE JERKED AND ACCELERATED WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED. THE FAILURE RECURRED TEN TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A DEALER WHERE THE FAILURE WAS NOT DETERMINED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 162,000.

10/05/2015
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 09/30/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK03146G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE DRIVING OVER 60 MPH, THE VEHICLE INDEPENDENTLY DOWNSHIFTED AND THEN JERKED FORWARD. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC; HOWEVER, THE MECHANIC DECLINED TO DIAGNOSE THE FAILURE BECAUSE HE THOUGHT IT WAS RECALLED. THE DEALER STATED THAT THERE WERE NO RECALLS FOR THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT ALERTED OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 176,000.

10/01/2015
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 09/14/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01156G******
Summary

THE CAR COMPLETELY TURN OFF WHILE DRIVING ON THE FREEWAY. THERE IS ALSO A FEEL OF POWER LOST ON TAKE OFF WHILE.DRIVING. AND I HAVE READ THERE'S BEEN CONCERNS ABOUT THE THROTTLE BODY MALFUNCTION.

09/30/2015
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 04/14/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01166G******
Summary

I PURCHASED A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE IN APRIL 2014. IT HAS BEEN A GREAT TRUCK EXCEPT FOR THE FOLLOWING PROBLEM: WHEN DRIVING AT HIGHWAY SPEED, THE TRANSMISSION WILL SUDDENLY DROP INTO LOW GEAR. THE TRANSMISSION WILL NOT GO INTO ANY OTHER FORWARD GEAR WITHOUT SHIFTING INTO 'PARK', SHUTTING DOWN THE ENGINE, WAITING A MINUTE, AND RE-STARTING THE ENGINE. THIS CAN BE QUITE DANGEROUS ON A FAST MOVING FREEWAY! IN NORMAL CITY DRIVING, THE TRUCK RUNS FINE. ON LONG ROAD TRIPS, THE TRANSMISSION MAY DO THIS DOZENS OF TIMES BEFORE REACHING MY DESTINATION. IT IS ESPECIALLY A PROBLEM GOING UP LONG GRADES. IT CAN ALSO OCCUR WHEN OVERTAKING A SLOW-MOVING VEHICLE, DECELERATING, AND THEN SPEEDING BACK UP TO PASS. I CHECKED A FORUM FOR FREESTYLE PROBLEMS AND THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL INSTANCES OF OTHERS HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM. SOME PAID HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS TO HAVE THEIR TRANSMISSIONS FIXED, BUT THE PROBLEM PERSISTS. I TALKED TO A FORD MECHANIC ABOUT THE PROBLEM AND HE SAID THAT THE FREESTYLE (MADE ONLY IN 2006 AND 2007) HAS BEEN KNOWN TO HAVE PROBLEMS WITH THE CVT TRANSMISSIONS. HE SAID THERE IS A FAULTY TEMPERATURE SENSOR IN THE HOUSING OF THE TRANSMISSION THAT SENDS A PROBLEM SIGNAL TO THE COMPUTER THAT 'LOCKS THE TRANSMISSION INTO 'LIMP' MODE SO THE DRIVER CAN PULL OVER'. TO REPLACE IT REQUIRES BUYING THE HOUSING BECAUSE THE SENSOR IS PART OF THE HOUSING. BUT, THE COMPANY THAT MADE THE PART FOR FORD WENT OUT OF BUSINESS IN 2008. SO NO PART HAS BEEN AVAILABLE. I WAS TOLD THAT FORD HAD CONTRACTED ANOTHER COMPANY TO MAKE THE PART IN DECEMBER 2014 AND THE PART WOULD BE AVAILABLE IN JUNE 2015. IN JUNE, I CHECKED, AND NOW THE PART WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL THE END OF 2015. I COMPLAINED ON THE FORD WEBSITE AND THEY DENY ANY PROBLEMS WITH THE TRANSMISSIONS SO NO RECALL HAS BEEN ISSUED. I CAN'T USE THE CRUISE CONTROL BECAUSE THE TRANSMISSION WILL GO OFF AND THE HIGH RPM CAN BLOW THE ENGINE.

09/24/2015
Components: STRUCTURE,UNKNOWN OR OTHER,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 09/03/2015
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK04136G******
Summary

I WAS BACKING OUT OF ANGLE PARKING SPACE. AS I BACKED I BUMPED CONCRETE POLE. AS I PUT CAR IN DRIVE TO GO FORWARD THE ACCELERATOR STUCK WIDE OPEN. I HAD NO CONTROL OF SPEED. I SPED FORWARD APPROXIMATELY 20 FEET AND CRASHED INTO THE BACK OF A PARKED PICK-UP. POLICE WERE CALLED. I WAS ONLY BRUISED AND SORE. I DID SEE A DR. AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO FOLLOW UP. MY INSURANCE CO. TOTALED THE CAR. IT WAS VERY DAMAGED ON THE DRIVER SIDE. SOMEONE COULD OF BEEN KILLED IN THIS ACCIDENT. MY DESCRIPTION DOES NOT ADEQUATELY DESCRIBE THE SERIOUSNESS OF THIS INCIDENT. POLICE AND OTHERS COULD NOT BELIEVE I WAS NOT SEVERELY HURT. IF THESES CARS ARE NOT RECALLED IT IS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME UNTIL SOMEONE DIES IF THEY HAVE NOT ALREADY .

09/17/2015
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 08/17/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02186G******
Summary

STARTING UP TRUCK THR WRENCH LIGJT COMES ON WHILE IT IDLES. IF I TRY DRIVING IT RUNS HORRIBLE. I HAVE TO SHUT IT OFF AND RESTART AND QUICKLY THROW IT INTO REVERSE OR DRIVE TO AVOID IDLING. BY THE NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS I HAVE READ ABOUT THE SAME ISSUE , FORD NEEDS TO DEAL WITH THIS AND RECALL THE FREESTYLES. WHAT A SHAME AS I LOVE MY TRUCK. MAY NEVER BY A FORD PRODUCT AGAIN IF THIS IS NOT RESOLVED. NOT HOLDING MY BREATH AS IT SEEMS FORD DOESN'T CARE SINCE THERE A LOT OF OTHERS WITH FREESTYLES WITH THE EXACT PROBLEM

09/09/2015
Components: ENGINE
Incident Date: 09/09/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK06196G******
Summary

ON MY 2006 FREESTYLE, THAT I PURCHASED ON 4/01/2014 FROM NORTHWAY MOTOR CAR IN LATHAM, NY,IT SUDDENLY JERKED FORWARD AND SHUT OFF TODAY. UPON TRYING TO RESTART THE VEHICLE RAN ON AN UNSTABLE IDLE AND BOTH MY SERVICE ENGINE AND ENGINE WRENCH LIGHT APPEARED ON THE DASH. THE FREESTYLE WOULD NOT MOVE, UPON PUTTING IT INTO GEAR IT RAN LOW IDLE AND THEN SHUT DOWN. ONCE MY LOCAL GARAGE RAN A DIAGNOSTIC TEST IT REFERENCED THE THROTTLE BODY BEING BAD?? SO NOW LOOKING UP RECALLS I FIND NATSA ACTION NUMBER :PE11018. OF COURSE THE EXTENDED WARRANTY PROGRAM 12N03 IS ONLY TO 10 YEARS OR 150,000 MILES. GREAT !!! I NOW HAVE 180,100 MILES AND A LOAN FOR STILL OVER $3000. I AM UNDER THE 10 YEAR MARK BUT OVER THE MILAGE, DESPITE BUYING THIS FROM A MAJOR CAR DEALER WHO COULD HAVE HAD THIS PROBLEM FIXED BEFORE SELLING IT TO ME WHEN IT ONLY HAD 148,322MILES !!!! I AM STUCK WITH LOOKING AT A VEHICLE THAT DOESNT RUN AND WONT UNTILL I SHELL OUT OVER $750 FOR PARTS AND LABOR ON A NATSA ACTION THAT SHOULD STILL BE COVERED !! IS THERE ANY HELP FOR ME OR WAY TO GET THIS SERVICE DONE PER THE CSP 12N03 ?? PLEASE ADVISE ASAP !! I AM DISABLED AND RETIRED DO TO THE DISABILITY AND HAVE A VERY LIMITED BUDGET.

08/27/2015
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,ENGINE
Incident Date: 08/26/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK021X6G******
Summary

TODAY (08/26/2015) WHILE EMERGING INTO ONCOMING TRAFFIC MY CAR REFUSED TO ACCELERATE. IT WOULD NEVER RISE ABOVE 20 MPH. THANKFULLY I WAS DOWN THE STREET FROM MY MECHANIC. AN OTHERWISE TWO MINUTE DRIVE TOOK FIFTEEN MINUTES OF MY ALLOWING THE CAR TO JUST COAST BECAUSE IT WOULD NEVER ACCELERATE WHEN I PUSHED ON THE GAS. AFTER PRAYING AND FINALLY MAKING TO THE SHOP, HE PLACED THE DIAGNOSTIC MAC OF THINE ON IT ONLY TO INFORM ME THAT IT IS THE ELECTRONIC THROTTLE BODY WAS OPENED. I SEARCHED FOR A RECALL OR SOMETHING TO OFFSET THE COST BUT I HAVE BEEN UNSUCCESSFUL THUS FAR. THIS WAS A VERY FRIGHTENING EXPERIENCE AND THANKFULLY ONE WHERE I DIDN'T GET INJURED DUE TO CARS ALMOST HITTING ME, RUNNING UP ON MY BUMPER EVEN WITH THE FLASHERS ON, IT'S NOT FAIR THAT THIS COMPLAINT IS CLOSED. WHAT IF SOMEONE GOT SERIOUSLY INJURED OR EVEN DIED BECAUSE THE CAR JUST SUDDENLY REFUSED TO ACCELERATE.OR EVEN BEGAN TO SURGE OUT INTO TRAFFIC. THIS MATTER NEEDS TO BE RE EVALUATED FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL THE CUSTOMERS WHO OWN THIS VEHICLE.

08/27/2015
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 05/10/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02156G******
Summary

MY CAR LUNGED FORWARD SEVERAL TIMES. AT AT LEAST ONE POINT IT LUNGED WITH SUCH FORCE THAT I HAD TO PUT BOTH FEET ON THE BREAK AND PUSH WITH ALL MY MIGHT TO STOP IT FROM HITTING MY HOUSE WHEN PULLING IN TO PARK. UNDER FORD'S SO CALLED RESEARCH IT SAID NORMAL BREAK PRESSURE STOPPED THE WORSE CASE SCENARIO, A LIE. MY CHILD WAS IN THE CAR WITH ME AND SHE WAS VERY SCARED. I HAD HAD PROBLEMS PRIOR BUT WAS THINKING MAYBE BAD GAS. I CALL FORD TO FIND OUT THAT I HAD A "RECALL" "CUSTOMER SATISFACTION PROGRAM" WHICH WAS A ONE TIME FIX TO CLEAN AND REPROGRAM THE THROTTLE BODY. SOME FORD SERVICE DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES ARE FRUSTRATED WITH THIS ISSUE BECAUSE THEY KNOW ITS JUST A "BAND AID" FIX. IT DOESNT TAKE CARE OF THE PROBLEM, WHICH IS A SAFETY ISSUE. MY BAND AID FIX DIDN'T LAST A YEAR. FOUND MYSELF BROKE DOWN WITH MY CHILD ON THE ROAD WITH NO CONTROL A YR LATER. YOU WONDER WHAT WAS THE PROBLEM. THROTTLE BODY THIS TIME HAD TO BE REPLACED AT FULL COST TO ME!!! MY CAR LOST POWER QUICKLY AND HAD NO CONTROL WITH POWER STEERING ETC. COULDN'T GET MY CAR OFF THE ROAD. WAS BROKE DOWN RIGHT IN A 2 LANE STATE ROAD WITH CARS GOING 55MPH. AND BARELY GETTING OVER TO KEEP FROM HITTING ME. ANOTHER LIE TOLD BY FORD WHERE THEY SAY IT DOESN'T EFFECT HAVING CONTROL OF YOUR CAR. WANT TO KNOW WHATS ODD. A FAMILY MEMBER HAD TO TAKE THEIR VEHICLE TO THE DEALERSHIP BECAUSE THEIR MECHANIC COULD NOT FIX IT, WHY? THROTTLE BODY WENT BAD, FULL COST TO HER ALSO. I'M COMPLAINING AGAIN DUE TO FINALLY GETTING THE PAPERWORK WHICH THE DEALERSHIP SAID THEY COULDN'T GIVE IT TO ME AT THAT TIME AND A FRIEND WHOM MY HUSBAND CARPOOLS TO WORK WITH IS HAVING THE SAME SYMPTOMS, WHEN CHECKING HIS VIN# HIS CAR IS UNDER THAT CSP. HOWEVER HIS CAN BE REPLACED AT FORD COST BUT WE WILL SEE. THEY WERE ON A HIGHWAY WITH SPEED LIMIT 70MPH. VERY DANGEROUS. I FEEL FORD IS FAILING AND NHTSA IS SATISFIED WITH FORD'S BS.

08/27/2015
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 03/15/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02156G******
Summary

ON MARCH 15, 2014 WHILE DRIVING MY FORD FREESTYLE MY CAR COMPLETELY LOST POWER ON A 2 LANE STATE ROAD. I LOST POWER STEERING TO BE ABLE TO COMPLETELY GET MY CAR OFF THE ROAD. MY CHILD AND I WERE BROKE DOWN IN THE EVENING 40 MILES FROM HOME AND CARS WERE COMING FAST BEHIND US BARELY GETTING OVER EVEN THOUGH I HAD MY FLASHERS ON. I THOUGHT MAYBE MY GAS GAUGE STOPPED WORKING AND I WAS OUT OF GAS. BY THE GRACE OF GOD SOMEONE WE KNEW DROVE PAST US AND CAME BACK. THEY WENT AND GOT GAS FOR THE CAR THINKING MAYBE THE SAME ISSUE. NOTHING HELPED TO RESTART THE CAR. I HAD IT TOWED TO A MECHANIC THAT WE KNOW. HE PUT IT ON THE COMPUTER AND LOW AND BEHOLD IT'S THE THROTTLE BODY THAT NEEDS REPLACED, THE SAME PART THAT I UNDERSTOOD A YEAR BEFORE WAS REPLACED. I WAS TOLD IT WAS REPLACED BECAUSE THERE WAS A RECALL. I FIND OUT LATER IT WAS NOT REPLACED THAT IT WAS ACTUALLY A CUSTOMER SATISFACTION PROGRAM THAT I CALL IS A CYA FOR FORD. THE ONLY THING REQUIRED OF THE DEALERSHIP IS TO CLEAN AND REPROGRAM, SOMETHING ONLY A FORD DEALERSHIP CAN DO. I THOUGHT IT MUST BE UNDER WARRANTY CAUSE I HAD THE WORK DONE LESS THAN A YEAR. ONLY TO FIND OUT THAT FORD JUST AUTHORIZED A BAND AID FIX AND THAT MY THROTTLE BODY WOULD HAVE TO NOW BE REPLACED AND MY COST. PRIOR TO THIS MY CAR ALMOST LUNGED US INTO THE SIDE OF OUR HOUSE AS I WAS PULLING INTO OUR CARPORT. NOT THE NORMAL BREAKING THAT FORD TELLS NHTSA IN THEIR REPORT. I HAD TO PUT ALL MY MIGHT WITH BOTH FEET ON THE BREAKS TO STOP MY CAR FROM RUNNING INTO OUR HOUSE. ALSO NOT THE OTHER BS LIE FORD TELLS NHSTA THAT THE CAR LOOSES POWER BUT DOES NOT LOOSE CONTROL OF POWER STEERING AND BREAKS. ON BOTH OCCASIONS THAT I HAD A PROBLEM ALL OF WHAT FORD TELLS NHTSA IS NOT AN ISSUE IS DEFINITELY A SAFETY ISSUE. IM APPALLED THAT NHTSA HAS TO WAIT FOR SOMEONE TO DIE TO STOP BELIEVING THE BS LIES FORD IS GIVING THEM. DO SOMETHING.

08/25/2015
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/25/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01196G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE DRIVING AT APPROXIMATELY 60 MPH, THERE WAS A SUDDEN INCREASE OF ENGINE RPMS AND THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED INDEPENDENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS MERGED OVER TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD, WHERE IT WAS TURNED OFF AND RESTARTED IN ORDER TO CONTINUE DRIVING HOME. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 137,000.

08/20/2015
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/17/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02166G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHEN THE TRANSMISSION WAS SHIFTED TO THE DRIVE POSITION, THE CONTACT NOTICED AN ABNORMAL NOISE UNDERNEATH THE VEHICLE. THE POWER TRAIN WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING, THE VEHICLE WOULD LUNGE FORWARD. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A DEALER AND DIAGNOSED FOR TRANSMISSION THROTTLE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 85,000. UPDATED 11/18/15*LJ UPDATED 1/14/2016*JS *CN

07/21/2015
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 07/21/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK03166G******
Summary

WE HAVE A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE I WAS DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY AT 70 MILES PER HOUR AND THE CAR LOST ALL POWER. I PULLED OVER SHUT THE CAR OFF AND THAN SAY AWHILE AND STARTED BACK UP AND IT STARTED GOING AGAIN FINE. A FEW MILES DOWN THE ROAD IT DID THE SAME. THANK GOD I WAS NEAR A AUTO BODY SHOP AFTER PULLING OVER 6 TIMES ANYWAY MECHANIC SAID THAT THE THROTTLE BODY IS BAD. I LOOKED THIS UP AND NOTICED THERE WAS A MAJOR ISSUES WITH FORD AND THIS PART. AS FAR AS I KNOW THERE HAS NOT BEEN A RECALL WHEN WE ASKED. BUT I HAVE SEEN MANY COMPLAINTS ABOUT THIS IS MANY CARS. THIS IS VERY DANGEROUS AND LOTS HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT THE SAFETY. AS YOU HAVE NO IDEA THAT THE CAR WILL RANDOMLY STOP. I COULD HAVE BEEN KILLED ON THAT HIGHWAY. SOMOENE NEEDS TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS!

07/20/2015
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/22/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02196G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 30 MPH, THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED AND THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY ACCELERATED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE SERVICE ENGINE WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY FAILED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 128,889.

07/15/2015
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 04/01/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02136G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 55 MPH, THE VEHICLE DECELERATED TO APPROXIMATELY 30 MPH FOLLOWED BY AN ABNORMAL NOISE. THERE WERE NO WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE VEHICLE NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 200,000.

07/13/2015
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 04/06/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02136G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE DRIVING AT APPROXIMATELY 55 MPH, THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS ABLE TO RESTART. THE FAILURE RECURRED ON ONE OCCASION. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THERE WAS A THROW AWAY TRANSMISSION. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 200,000.

07/01/2015
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/17/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01176G******
Summary

CAR JERKED AND HESITATED TRYING TO PUT IN REVERSE. ENGINE LIGHT CAME ONE. HAD MORE ISSUES WITH TRANSMISSION WHILE DRIVING WITH HESITATION AND JERKING. 3 MECHANICS UNABLE TO IDENTIFY CODES ISSUED CAUSED BY ENGINE LIGHT OR IDENTIFY CAUSE OF PROBLEMS. TOOK CAR BACK 2ND TIME TO TRANSMISSION SHOP AND DID AN INDEPTH INSPECTION WHICH FOUND LITTLE METAL SHAVINGS IN THE FLUID IN THE TRANSMISSION. THE MECHANIC RESEARCHED AND FOUND THAT WAS AN INHERENT ISSUE WITH THE CVT TRANSMISSION WHICH IS WHY THEY STOPPED MAKING IT. DIFFICULT/EXPENSIVE TO REPAIR DUE TO PARTS NOT AVAILABLE. FROM 2ND MECHANIC THAT IS A MASTER FORD MECHANIC, THIS CAR IS NOT REPAIRABLE. 1 OF THE MECHANICS SAID THAT THESE CARS SHOULD NOT BE SOLD AND ARE, OR SHOULD BE, ON A LIST OF UNSALEABLE CARS BY DEALERSHIPS. WE BOUGHT OURS FROM A DEALERSHIP JUST 9 MONTHS AGO AND NOT OUR MONEY IS DOWN THE DRAIN. DID NOT CHECK RELIABILITY BEFORE BOUGHT VEHICLE AND FOUND THAT THIS TRANSMISSION HAS MANY COMPLAINTS. IF THIS WAS SUCH A BAD TRANSMISSION THAT IT IS NO LONGER MADE, WHY IS IT NOT RECALLED AND THE VEHICLES THAT HAVE IT. THIS IS DECEPTIVE PRACTICES FOR DEALERS TO SELL THESE VEHICLES WITH SUCH A KNOWN ISSUE FOR A PART THAT WILL EVENTUALLY FAIL IN ALL VEHICLES AT SOME POINT. ESPECIALLY WHEN THE TRANSMISSIONS ARE NOT ABLE TO MAKE IT TO 100K MILES. THAT IS A BAD TRANSMISSION AND THESE SHOULD BE RECALLED BEFORE MORE CONSUMERS SPEND THEIR MONEY FOOLISHLY OR SOMEONE IS INJURED WHEN THE TRANSMISSION CAUSES ISSUES WHILE DRIVING. WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED BY THE MECHANICS NOT TO DRIVE IT ON THE FREEWAY SO AS TO PREVENT CRASHES DUE TO THE TRANSMISSION FAILURE.

06/29/2015
Components: STEERING,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 06/28/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK05136G******
Summary

CAR WAS PARKED FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES AFTER RUNNING WITHOUT ISSUE FOR 20 MINUTES. WHEN STARTING AGAIN FROM THE PARKED POSITION, CAR LOST ALL POWER STEERING. WITHIN THE 2.1 MILE/6 MINUTE RIDE THAT FOLLOWED, THE POWER STEERING NEVER RETURNED. CHECKING UNDER THE HOOD REVEALED SERPENTINE BELT FAILED IN A CLEAN BREAK. THE CAR WAS NOT DRIVEN PRIOR TO REPLACING THE BELT THE NEXT DAY. ONCE THE BELT WAS INSTALLED, A QUICK RUN THROUGH THE SYSTEM FUNCTIONS INCLUDED RUNNING THE A/C. ALL SYSTEMS SEEM FUNCTIONAL UNTIL THE A/C IS ACTIVATED. WITHIN 3 SECONDS OF STARTING A/C, OBSERVED AUDIBLE MOTOR SOUND FOLLOWED BY ALL POWER FAILED (FULL SHUT-DOWN). TURNED OFF ENGINE, REMOVED KEY, WAITED 60 SECONDS, ALL WAS GOOD UNTIL AGAIN TURNING ON THE A/C, WHEN SYMPTOM OF SYSTEM FAILURE (AUDIBLE MOTOR SOUND CHANGE) OCCURRED AGAIN, A/C WAS TURNED OFF RIGHT AWAY, AND ENGINE AND ALL OTHER SYSTEMS OPERATED AS EXPECTED.

06/24/2015
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 06/22/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I HAVE HAD A FEW PROBLEMS WITH THE CAR LURCHING FORWARD AS I AM COMING TO A STOP. THE MOST RECENT THING WAS AS I WAS LEAVING A PARKING LOT MY RPMS WENT UP TO 5 AND THE ENGINE GOT REALLY LOUD MY CAR JUMPED FORWARD 3 TIMES ALMOST HITTING THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME! I TOOK IT IN WHERE IT HAS TO SIT AT A DEALER SHIP FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS WITH NO RENTAL COVERAGE. ALSO THEY SAID IT IS UNDER A SPECIAL EXTENDED WARRANTY FOR RPM SURGE BUT IF IT WILL NOT DO IT FOR THEM I HAVE TO PAY $100.00! I DONT UNDERSTAND HOW THIS CAR IS NOT BEING RECALLED!! I READ THAT SOMEONE HIT A PERSON BECAUSE OF THIS PROBLEM AND THEIR HAS BEEN SEVERAL ACCIDENTS.

06/21/2015
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/05/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01126G******
Summary

WHEN PUT INTO DRIVE OR REVERSE CAR ACCELERATES OR LUNGS WITHOUT USING GAS PEDDLE, THIS HAPPENS MANY TIMES. TOOK TO MECHANIC THEY DOWN LOADED FORD UPDATE TO COMPUTER DID NOT FIX PROBLEM. WE ALWAYS HAVE BRAKE DEPRESSED WHEN PUT INTO GEAR OR IT WILL MOVE VIOLENTLY.

06/11/2015
Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 06/07/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

MY VEHICLE HAS BEEN SURGING (THE GAS) WHEN I AM AT A COMPLETE STOP FOR ABOUT A MONTH AND THIS WEEK THE CAR BEGAN TO LOSE POWER WHILE DRIVING. THE MOTOR SEEMED TO REV UP, BUT THE CAR DIDN'T GO ANYWHERE VERY QUICKLY. I TOOK THE CAR TO A MECHANIC AND HE DID A "3 PART INDUCTION" ON THE VEHICLE. I AM HOPING THAT THIS WILL CURE THE PROBLEM SINCE WHEN I PUT "3 PART INDUCTION" INTO THE SEARCH ENGINE IN THE COMPUTER I CAME UP WITH A FORD FREESTYLE PROBLEMS PAGE WITH QUITE A FEW OTHER PEOPLE WITH THE SAME ISSUES. SO I SPENT $150 FOR A CLEANING AND IF THAT DOES NOT WORK I UNDERSTAND THAT I'LL NEED TO SPEND OVER $1,000 FOR REPLACEMENT OF THE PARTS. I HAVE ALSO RECENTLY HAD BRAKE ISSUES. I JUST HAD MY BRAKE ROTORS AND PADS REPLACED 6 MONTHS AGO FOR ALMOST $600. TOOK THE CAR BACK THE OTHER DAY BECAUSE SO MUCH BRAKE DUST ON THE WHEELS. BACK BRAKES ARE GETTING TOO HOT AND GRINDING.I WAS TOLD THE THE HOSES AND THE CALIPERS ON THE BACK ARE BOTH BAD. THEY WANT $800 TO REPLACE THEM - THEN SINCE THE BRAKE PADS HAVE A LIFETIME WARRANTY THEY WILL REPLACE THEM AGAIN. GOING BROKE OVER HERE.....

05/29/2015
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,ENGINE
Incident Date: 06/15/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02106G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED AND DECELERATED INDEPENDENTLY AND THE CHECK ENGINE AND UNKNOWN WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED CONTINUOUSLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY NEEDED TO BE CLEANED AND THE COMPUTER NEEDED TO BE UPDATED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED, BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 108,000.

05/26/2015
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 05/26/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02106G******
Summary

I WAS DRIVING MY CAR AND THE WRENCH INDICATOR CAME ON, MY CAR WOULD NOT ACCELERATE. I'VE TAKEN MY CAR TO THE REPAIR SHOP AND WAS INFROMED THERE IS A KNOWN ISSUED WITH FORD FREESTYLE 2005-2006 AND THE CVT TRANSMISSION. I REVIEWED AND IT APPEARS FORD KNOWS THIS IS AN ISSUE, BUT REFUSES TO RECALL/REPAIR IT. I WILL BE SEEKING LEGAL ACTION IF FORD DOES NOT PURSUE A RECALL ON THIS VEHICLE AND IT'S KNOWN ISSUE WITH THE CVT TRANSMISSION.

05/23/2015
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 05/15/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK03166G******
Summary

THE CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION(CVT) FOUND IN MY FORD FREESTYLE 2006 VEHICLE CONTAINS DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING DEFECTS THAT LEAD TO POWERTRAIN FAILURE.. FORD HAS KNOWN ABOUT THIS SAFETY PROBLEM SINCE 2005 AND HAS ISSUED TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS TO DEALERS REGARDING THE DEFECT, BUT IT HAS NEVER INFORMED ME AND OTHER CONSUMER(S). THIS VEHICLE(S) AND THEIR CVT TRANSMISSIONS FAIL, SUDDENLY AND UNEXPECTEDLY, AT ANY TIME AND UNDER ANY DRIVING CONDITION OR SPEED, FURTHER, SUDDEN LOSS OF FORWARD PROPULSION AND DELAYED ACCELERATION HAS HAD SERIOUS EFFECTS ON HANDLING, STABILITY, ACCELERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF SPEED. THESE CONDITIONS AND RISKS CAN THEREBY CONTRIBUTE TO TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS, WHICH CAN RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH. THANK GOD THIS HAS NOT YET HAPPENED TO MY FAMILY. WE HAVE COME CLOSE ON MULTIPLE DIFFERENT OCCASIONS. FORD HAS CHOSEN TO ACTIVELY CONCEAL THE DEFECTIVE CVT TRANSMISSIONS IN THE FORD FREESTYLES. THIS HAS PUT MY FAMILY DRIVERS' IN DANGER AND COST US OVER 3300 DOLLARS IN REPAIRS. THIS WAS IN JUNE OF 2012. NOW, THE KISTLER DEALERSHIP HAS TOLD ME REPAIRS WOULD BE OVER 7300 DOLLARS TO REPAIR WITH 156K MILES ON THE VEHICLE (APPROX 46K MORE SINCE THE FIRST REPAIR). AS A REASONABLE CONSUMER I WOULD EXPECT AND ASSUME THAT A VEHICLE'S TRANSMISSION IS SAFE, WILL FUNCTION IN A MANNER THAT WILL NOT POSE A SAFETY HAZARD AND IS FREE FROM DEFECTS,. I DO NOT EXPECT FORD TO FAIL TO DISCLOSE THE CVT TRANSMISSION DEFECT TO ME OR OTHER CONSUMERS. MOREOVER, I DO NOT EXPECT FORD AND THE KISTLER DEALERSHIP TO INITIALLY DENY THIS DEFECT, CHARGE ME THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO REPAIR IT, THEN MORE THAN DOUBLE THE AMOUNT TO REPAIR AGAIN ONLY 46K MILES LATER. I AM ASKING FOR FORD TO ANSWER FOR THIS PROBLEM. PLEASE GET BACK WITH ME FOR ANY QUESTIONS.

05/14/2015
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 05/02/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

WHILE BACKING OUT OF A PARKING PLACE, THE CAR LUNGED AND I HAD NO CONTROL. THIS HAS ALSO HAPPENED IN THE FORWARD GEAR. FINALLY THE BRAKES DID WORK. THIS TIME THE LURCH WAS SIGNIFICANT ENOUGH THAT THE CAR ACTUALLY STALLED OUT ON ME. I RESTARTED THE CAR AND STARTED TO DRIVE IT HOME AND THE CAR HAD NO GET UP AN GO. RAN VERY SLUGGISH WITH NO POWER. TOOK THE CAR TO AUTO SHOP WHERE I WAS TOLD IT WOULD NEED A NEW TRANSMISSION. CALLED FORD DEALERSHIP WAS INFORMED THAT A NEW TRANSMISSION WOULD COST $6200.00. CAN NOT AFFORD THIS, BUT IT IS UNSAFE TO DRIVE AS WELL AS UNSAFE FOR MY TEENAGE DAUGHTERS TO DRIVE FOR THEIR LEANER'S PERMIT. WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS????

05/01/2015
Components: AIR BAGS
Incident Date: 04/29/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

AIR BAG LIGHT IS NOW BLINKING AND A KNOCKING SOUND AFTER CAR IS TURNED OFF UNDER THE DASH. *TR

04/29/2015
Components: ENGINE
Incident Date: 04/23/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02196G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE REVERSING OUT OF THE DRIVEWAY, THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED INDEPENDENTLY AND THE CONTACT HAD TO SLAM ON THE BRAKE PEDAL IN ORDER TO STOP THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER. THE TECHNICIAN DIAGNOSED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY NEEDED REPLACEMENT. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 209,120.

04/28/2015
Components: SERVICE BRAKES
Incident Date: 04/28/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I WAS IN A RED LIGHT AND HAD A CAR IN FRONT AND ON BACK. HAD MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THE CAR STARTED PLUNGING FORWARD AS IF I WAS PUSHING THE GAS PEDAL AND MY FOOT WAS ON THE BRAKE. IT WAS VERY SCARY BECAUSE I HAD MY CHILDREN WITH ME AND I COULD OF HIT THE CAR IN FRONT OF US. I PUSHED THE BREAK HARDER ALL THE WAY DOWN AND THE CAR STOPPED PLUNGING FORWARD, THEN AS THE LIGHT WHEN GREEN I PUSHED ON THE GAS AND THE CAR STARTED ACTING WEIRD IT JUST KEEP PLUNGING FORWARD AS IF THE GAS PEDAL WAS PUSHING ITSELF. THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME THIS HAS HAPPENED IT HAPPENS WHILE YOU'RE DRIVING ON A STOP OR PARKING OR REVERSING. I'M VERY CONCERNED BECAUSE THIS CAN CAUSE AN ACCIDENT ESPECIALLY WITH CHILDREN IN THE CAR. I'VE BEEN DOING A LOT OF RESEARCH AND THEY'RE A LOT OF COMPLAINTS ABOUT THIS ISSUE.. PLEASE FOR THE SAFETY OF PEOPLE PLEASE RECALL THIS CAR. IS A HUGE AND SCARY PROBLEM. *TR

04/27/2015
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 03/09/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK03126G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE TRANSMISSION SLIPPED AND HESITATED. THE VEHICLE EMITTED AN ABNORMAL NOISE AND MADE A JARRING MOVEMENT WHEN CHANGING GEARS. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INSPECTED BY A DEALER OR MECHANIC. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 112,000.

04/25/2015
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 04/11/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02106G******
Summary

DRIVING DOWN THE INTERSTATE IN TRAFFIC THE ENGINE STALLS WRENCH LIGHT CAME ON, LEAVING ME WITH NO POWER TO CONTROL MY SPEED. AS MY CAR QUICKLY REDUCES SPEED ON A MAJOR INTERSTATE I ATTEMPT TO GET OVER TO THE SHOULDER OUT OF HARMS WAY. THIS IS HAPPENED 4 TIMES, THE LATEST TIME OUR CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON AND STAYS ON. P2104, P2100, P2112, AND P0325 CODES ARE PRESENT. I HAVE SEEN FORD HAS RECALLED 1.6 MILLION ELECTRONIC THROTTLE BODY IN FORD ESCAPE, MERCURY MARINER, AND MERCURY MILAN VEHICLES WITH THE SAME 3.0L ENGINE AND SAME ELECTRONIC THROTTLE BODY. ALL FORD HAS TO DO IS TO LIST THE FORD FREESTYLE AS ONE OF THESE RECALL VEHICLES FOR THE ETB TO BE REPAIRED/REPLACED. THIS IS A VERY SCARY SITUATION TO BE IN WITH CHILDREN IN THE CAR AND YOU HAVE NO POWER TO YOU ACCELERATOR TO GET OUT OF THE WAY OF SPEEDING VEHICLES ALL AROUND YOU!! I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO, VERY EXPENSIVE TO REPLACE THE ETB. *TR

04/17/2015
Components: TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM,ENGINE
Incident Date: 10/01/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02176G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHEN THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED, THE TRACTION CONTROL AND WRENCH WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED. IN ADDITION, THE ENGINE RPMS REVVED, THE VEHICLE DECELERATED AND FAILED TO ACCELERATE OVER 40 MPH. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT THE TRACTION CONTROL WARNING LIGHT DIMMED AND THE WRENCH WARNING LIGHT REMAINED ILLUMINATED. THE FAILURE OCCURRED INTERMITTENTLY. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 112,000.

04/17/2015
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 04/13/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02116G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD ACCELERATE WITHOUT WARNING. PREVIOUSLY, THE FAILURE ONLY OCCURRED WHILE THE AIR CONDITIONER WAS ACTIVATED; BUT BEGAN OCCURRING EVERY TIME THE VEHICLE WAS STARTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 67,000. UPDATED 11/19/15 *JS

04/17/2015
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 04/12/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01126G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE DRIVING AT AN UNKNOWN SPEED, THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY ACCELERATED WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FAILURE PREVIOUSLY OCCURRED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER. THE TECHNICIAN DIAGNOSED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY WAS CLEANED UNDER AN EXTENDED WARRANTY IN AUGUST OF 2012. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT THE RPMS REVVED WHEN THE FAILURE OCCURRED AND IT WAS VERY DIFFICULT TO STOP THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 143,000.

04/15/2015
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 04/10/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK05156G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE DRIVING AT 50 MPH, THE VEHICLE DECELERATED AND STALLED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE ELECTRONIC THROTTLE BODY CONTROL NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 106,000. UPDATED 5/19/15*CN UPDATED 7/1/2015 *JS

04/13/2015
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 04/08/2015
Crash: No
Fire: Yes
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06106G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS PARKED, THE CONTACT DISCOVERED SMOKE COMING FROM THE PASSENGER SIDE MIRROR WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHO REMOVED THE FUSE ON THE PASSENGER SIDE MIRROR. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 128,900.

04/09/2015
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
Incident Date: 04/08/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I JUST BUY A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE AND SINCE DAY ONE I HAVE SAVETY PROBLEM WITH THIS CAR , SOME TIME THE SPEED CHANGE WITH OUT MY KNOWLEDGE , IT GOES FROM 40 TO 45 OR TRY TO SPEDD WIT OUT ME HITTING ON THE GAS . *TR EVERYDAY THE CAR STOP AND TURN OFF NO MATTER SPEED I`AM DRIVING ON. I WENT TO MANY GARAGE AND FORD DEALER AND THEY TOLD ME IS A PROBLEM THEY HAVING WITH MOST FORD 2006 FREESTYLE . I THINK FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL PEOPLE WHO USING THIS 2006 FORD FREESTYLES WITH THEIR FAMILY ON BORAD , WITH THEIR KIDS ON BOARD AND TO SAVE A LIFES WE HAVE TO RECALL THIS CARS . THIS 2006 FORDSTYLE CAN`T BE FIXE OR REPAIR .....

04/06/2015
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 02/05/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK051X6G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE HESITATED TO ACCELERATE AND STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. AFTER SEVERAL ATTEMPTS, THE VEHICLE WAS ABLE TO RESTART. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER MORE THAN FIVE TIMES, BUT THE FAILURE WAS UNABLE TO BE REPLICATED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 137,000.

03/04/2015
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 02/27/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01106G******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE TRANSMISSION FAILED. THE FAILURE OCCURRED ON THREE OCCASIONS. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER ON THREE OCCASIONS WHERE THE TRANSMISSION WAS REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED FOR THE MOST RECENT FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 150,000.

03/02/2015
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 02/17/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02156G******
Summary

I WAS ABOUT TO EXIT THE PARKING LOT AND WHEN I PRESSED THE GAS TO EXIT IT DIDN'T RESPOND. THE WRENCH LIGHT AND CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. A PASSERBY TRIED TO HELP ME MOVE IT SINCE IT WAS BLOCKING TRAFFIC BUT IT WOULDN'T MOVE EVEN IN NEUTRAL. IT DID HOWEVER ROLL BACK WITHOUT HAVING TO PRESS THE GAS. THE DAYS BEFORE I ALSO NOTICED THAT WHEN I WAS PARKED THE CAR WOULD JUMP FORWARD WHILE I HELD DOWN THE BRAKE. A MECHANIC DIAGNOSED IT AND SAID IT WAS THE THROTTLE BODY. HE REPLACED IT BUT IT WAS GOOD FOR ONLY A DAY. *TR

02/23/2015
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 09/04/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK04156G******
Summary

WHEN IT HAD THE AIR CONDITION ON I KEPT JUMPING. I WAS SCARED IT WAS GOING HIT ANOTHER CAR. THEN I WAS ON THE EXPRESSWAY GOING 60 TRYING TO PASS A SEMI TO GET OVER AND TO GET OFF AND THE CAR LOST ALL POWER (SHUT OFF)OMG PANIC. STARTED IT UP ABOUT 10 TIMES BEFORE I GOT IT BACK HOME. *TR

02/20/2015
Components: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
Incident Date: 02/19/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK05156G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE EXHIBITED THE SAME FAILURES MENTIONED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 06V383000 (LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES). THE SIDE DOOR LATCH MECHANISM FROZE AND CAUSED THE DOOR TO OPEN WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS IN MOTION. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED UNDER THE RECALL IN NOVEMBER OF 2006; HOWEVER, THE CONTACT FELT THAT THE REMEDY DID NOT FULLY REPAIR THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 94,000.

02/17/2015
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 02/16/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

THE TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM KEPT CAR LUNGING- APPLYING THE BRAKES INTERMITTENTLY. FELT LIKE TRANSMISSION WAS TRYING TO SHIFT GEARS BUT SHARP LUNGING. ALMOST CAUSE ACCIDENT AND SHOULD BE OF CONCERN DURING WINTER OR WET DRIVING. THE WRENCH LIGHT LIGHTS UP ON THE DASH AND THIS SHOULD BE OF CONCERN IF SOMEONE IS UNAWARE OF THIS POTENTIAL. MIGHT CAUSE AN ACCIDENT IF NOT AWARE OF IT. *TR

01/31/2015
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 01/30/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK05106G******
Summary

WHILE DRIVING ON INTERSTATE HIGHWAY THE TRANSMISSION WENT INTO LOW GEAR, WRENCH LIGHT CAME ON. THIS IS THE 4TH TIME SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAS HAPPENED. HAVE TO PULL OVER SHUT CAR OFF AND RESTART. *TR

01/29/2015
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 08/20/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK04156G******
Summary

ENGINE SURGES AT IDLE SPEED , AND WHEN TAKING CORNERS. IT IS ALSO WORSE WHEN AIR CONDITIONER IS ON. VERY DANGEROUS CONDITION WHEN NOT EXPECTED. I HAD IT LOOKED AT BY MY LOCAL FORD DEALER, BUT IT HAS CONTINUED.FORD SO CALLED CLEANING OF THROTTLE BODY DID NOTHING TO ALLEVIATE THE PROBLEM. *TR

12/27/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 10/15/2014
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK031X6G******
Summary

VEHICLE SPEED DECELERATED AND WRENCH LIGHT CAME ON TOOK TO FORD DEALERSHIP (ON VACATION TRIP) HAD TO LEAVE THE VEHICLE AS THEY SAID NEEDED NEW THROTTLE BODY----AT APPROX. 103,767 MI. APPROX 107,178 MILES SPEED DECELERATED ON TRIP AND WRENCH LIGHT CAME ON.WHEN TURN THE VEHICLE OFF WRENCH LIGHT GOES OFF AND DESIRED SPEED CAN BE RESUMED. TOOK TO FORD DEALER AND SAID THEY COULD PUT IN NEW "BRAIN" OR NEW TRANSMISSION. TOOK VEHICLE TO MECHANIC FOR SECOND OPINION AND THEY SAID IT WAS TRANSMISSION AND SUGGESTED TAKING TO TRANSMISSION SPECIALIST. TRANSMISSION SPECIALIST AGREED TRANSMISSION HAD TO BE REPLACED.THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN OUT SEVERAL TIMES BY THESE MECHANICS AND VERIFIED THAT IT WAS SHIFTING OKAY AND OKAY TO DRIVE. LEFT THE MECHANIC PLACE OF BUSINESS AND WAS SITTING STOPPED AT A TRAFFIC SIGNAL WITH FOOT ON BRAKE PEDAL AND VEHICLE LURCHED FORWARD AND RAMMED THE CAR IN FRONT OF THE VEHICLE. LOOKING FOR ANOTHER VEHICLE AND SO SCARED TO DRIVE THIS ANYWHERE. *TR

12/09/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 04/02/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06106G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 50-60 MPH, THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT AND SERVICE VEHICLE SOON WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING AND LOST ALL POWER. THE VEHICLE WAS ABLE TO BE RESTARTED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 97,000. UPDATED 01/23/15*LJ UPDATED 9/8/2017*CN

12/08/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 12/03/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK04136G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 30 MPH, THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS ABLE TO RESTART. THE DEALER DIAGNOSED THAT THE TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 76,000. UPDATED 01/15/15*LJ UPDATED 01/15/15*JB

12/02/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 12/02/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK05156G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 10 TO 60 MPH, THE VEHICLE SHIFTED INTO NEUTRAL ON ITS OWN AND THE TRANSMISSION FAILED. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE VEHICLE NEEDED A NEW TRANSMISSION. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 131,000.

11/18/2014
Components: ENGINE
Incident Date: 07/13/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 45 MPH, THE VEHICLE DECELERATED TO 10 MPH AND THE ENGINE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE FAILURE RECURRED MULTIPLE TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE TECHNICIAN DIAGNOSED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY WAS FAULTY AND NEEDED TO BE CLEANED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED, BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 75,000.

11/14/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/01/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02176G******
Summary

OUR 2006 FORD FREESTYLE (APPROX 110,000 MILES) BEGAN MAKING A LOUD KNOCKING NOISE FROM UNDER THE HOOD. OUR LOCAL MECHANIC ISOLATED THE NOISE TO THE TRANSMISSION BUT FEARED THE JOB WOULD BE TOO BIG FOR HIM TO TACKLE. WE HAD THE VEHICLE TOWED TO A HIGHLY-RATED LOCAL SHOP SPECIALIZING IN TRANSMISSION REPAIRS. THEIR DIAGNOSIS WAS THAT THE TRANSMISSION WOULD NEED TO BE REPLACED *IF* THEY COULD FIND THE PARTS, SINCE THIS WAS A COMMON PROBLEM WITH THE FORD CVT TRANSMISSIONS AND THAT FORD HAD STOPPED USING THIS PARTICULAR TRANSMISSION. THEIR QUOTE WAS APPROX. $5000, BUT SINCE THAT'S ABOUT WHAT THE BOOK VALUE IS, WE ELECTED NOT TO PROCEED WITH THE WORK AND HAD THE CAR TOWED HOME. I'VE SINCE DONE MUCH RESEARCH ON-LINE AND HAVE FOUND REPORTS OF HUNDREDS OF OTHER OWNERS WHO HAVE THE SAME ISSUE, BUT NOTHING ABOUT A RECALL (OR EVEN A TSB)! IN FACT, THERE IS A CLASS ACTION SUIT UNDERWAY IN CALIFORNIA REGARDING THIS ISSUE, BUT SINCE I LIVE IN MA, I DON'T QUALIFY FOR THEIR CLASS. HOW CAN THIS ISSUE, WHICH IMPACTS HUNDREDS IF NOT THOUSANDS OF OWNERS, NOT BE ADDRESSED BY A TOTAL RECALL? *TR

11/07/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN,UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 11/03/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK011X6G******
Summary

I STOPPED AT A STOP LIGHT AND MY CAR WOULD NOT FUNCTION WHEN I WENT TO GO, MOTOR WAS RUNNING BUT VEHICLE WOULDN'T GO. *TR

11/04/2014
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 04/15/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK01146G******
Summary

I WOULD BE SITTING IN LINE AT SCHOOL TO PICK UP GRAND DAUGHTER WITH AIR ON, LET OFF BRAKE TO MOVE FORWARD AND CAR WOULD SURGE THIS CONTINUED, BUT FORTUNATELY I WASN'T PICKING HER UP AS OFTEN. I COULD NOT TURN AIR ON. MY FREESTYLE NOW ONLY HAS 58,947MILES(APPROX.). SOMETIME IN 2012 I RECEIVED A LETTER FROM FORD OFFERING TO CLEAN THE THROTTLE BODY. I HAD IT CLEANED THEN IT SOUNDED LIKE A TRUCK AND SMELLED LIKE GAS. THE LAST FEW MONTHS IT DIES ON THE HIGHWAY. I'M AFRAID TO DRIVE ON BUSY ROADS. I HAD MY CAR DIAGNOSED, THEY SAY IT IS THE THROTTLE BODY WHICH IS MESSING UP THE COMPUTER. I HAVE CONTACTED FORD DISTRIBUTOR TO NO AVAIL. I AM TRYING TO GET FUNDS TOGETHER TO TAKE CARE OF THIS PROBLEM. I UNDERSTAND THIS IS NOT AN ISOLATED CASE. THE PROBLEM MIGHT BE THAT FORD ONLY SOLD FREESTYLES FOR A FEW YEARS. *TR

11/01/2014
Components: ENGINE
Incident Date: 10/16/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02176G******
Summary

TL-THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 60 MPH, THE VEHICLE WOULD DECREASE IN SPEED. THE CONTACT WOULD HAVE TO SHUT OFF THE VEHICLE AND RESTART TO RETURN TO NORMAL OPERATION. THE DIAGNOSTIC CHECK SYSTEM DETERMINED THAT THE THROTTLE ACTUATOR FORCED IDLE NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 156,000. NE

10/30/2014
Components: SEAT BELTS,STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 04/06/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK051X6G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WATER LEAKED INTO THE VEHICLE THROUGH THE SEAT BELTS. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 89,000.

10/14/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 12/01/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01166G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 65 MPH, THE VEHICLE'S POWER SHUT OFF AND THE WRENCH WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE DECELERATED INDEPENDENTLY. THE CONTACT MERGED TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND SHUT OFF THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS ABLE TO RESTART AND RESUMED NORMAL OPERATION. THE FAILURE OCCURRED INTERMITTENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO STATED THAT THE TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 120,000.

10/01/2014
Components: SUSPENSION,SERVICE BRAKES,ENGINE
Incident Date: 03/14/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I WAS DRIVING TO WORK AND THE CAR JUST STOPPED..IT WOULD NOT COME BACK ON, IT WOULD NOT TURN OVER WITH THE KEY, SO I HAD TO TOW IT HOME IT WILL MOVE 12 INCHES FORWARD AND BACKWARD. *TR

09/23/2014
Components: STEERING,POWER TRAIN,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,ENGINE
Incident Date: 05/19/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK051X6G******
Summary

THIS HAPPENED 3 TIMES BEFORE THEY WERE ABLE TO DO ANYTHING AT THE FORD DEALERSHIP BECAUSE THE LIGHTS WOULD BE OFF BY THE TIME I WAS ABLE TO REACH THE DEALERSHIP, AND THEIR RESPONSE WAS ALWAYS TECHNICIAN WAS UNABLE TO DUPLICATE SYMPTOM. WHILE DRIVING AT 50MPH ON THE INTERSTATE THERE WAS AN INTERMITTENT IDLE SURGE WHILE DRIVING AND THEN A LOUD "CLUNKING" NOISE AND THEN THE TRANSMISSION LOST POWER AND THE VEHICLE CRAWLED TO A HALT. THERE WAS NO ACCELERATION EVEN THOUGH THE ENGINE REVVED UP. THE STEERING WHEEL BECAME DIFFICULT TO MANEUVER SO I WAS UNABLE TO EVEN GET IT INTO THE EMERGENCY LANE. I WAS STUCK IN THE MIDDLE LANE OF THE INTERSTATE WITH MY CHILD IN THE CAR. THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT, THE WRENCH LIGHT FOR THE CVT TRANSMISSION, AND THE PASSENGER AIR BAG LIGHT ALSO CAME ON. I HAD TO TURN THE CAR OFF, PUT IT IN PARK, AND THEN RESTART THE CAR, WHEN I REACHED THE DEALERSHIP THEY WERE FINALLY ABLE TO RETRIEVE SEVERAL FAULT CODES. THEY PERFORMED AN R&R TRANSMISSION AND OVERHAUL. THIS HAPPENED 2 OTHER TIMES AT (77004 MILES, AFTER SHIFTING INTO PARK AT 0 MPH. THEY REPLACED A FAULTY THROTTLE BODY FOR THIS REPAIR- AND THEN AT 77238 MILES-THEY REPLACED THE ALTERNATOR FOR THIS REPAIR). IT'S BEGINNING TO HAPPEN AGAIN. THIS WAS AND STILL IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION. I NOW HAVE 3 KIDS. I THANK GOD WE WEREN'T STRUCK FROM BEHIND WHILE DRIVING ON THE INTERSTATE. I AM TERRIFIED TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE TO LONG DISTANCE LOCATIONS OR DRIVE ON ANY PARKWAY, HIGHWAY, OR INTERSTATE BECAUSE IT TOOK A WHILE FOR THE VEHICLE TO START UP LONG ENOUGH TO GET IT TO THE DEALERSHIP THAT WAS ONLY 4 MILES AWAY. *TR

09/20/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 09/14/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK01106G******
Summary

WAS GOING HOME AFTER VISITING WITH A FRIEND AND ON WAY BACK WAS DRIVING NORMAL SPEED LIMIT ON I75 NORTH (65MPH) WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN THE CAR WOULD NOT ACCELERATE AND AC STARTED BLOWING WARM, THE WRENCH LIGHT CAME ON. THE CAR WAS STILL RUNNING BUT VERY POORLY. I HAD TO CAREFULLY GET OVER INTO THE RIGHT LANE AND DROVE ON THE SIDE OF THE INTERSTATE TO GET OFF AT THE VISIBLE OFF RAMP JUST A FEW YARDS AWAY. I WAS ABLE TO GET THE CAR UP TO A MCDONALDS AT THE TOP OF THE RAMP. I SHUT IT OFF AND DECIDED TO GO INSIDE AND EAT. ABOUT 25~30 MINUTES LATER, I DECIDED TO TRY AND START THE CAR AND SEE WHAT WOULD HAPPEN, THE CAR STARTED RIGHT UP, EVERYTHING WORKED AS NORMAL, NO WARNING LIGHTS AT ALL. WE DROVE IT THE LAST 2 HOURS HOME WITHOUT ANY CONCERNS. WE RAN A CODE TESTER ON THE CAR THE NEXT DAY AND NOTHING CAME UP. THAT WAS IN SEPTEMBER 2013. ALMOST A YEAR LATER, THIS SEPTEMBER 2014, I HAD THE SAME THING HAPPEN AGAIN, BUT I DO NOT REMEMBER THE LIGHT COMING ON THIS TIME AND IT HAPPENED AFTER ONLY DRIVING THE CAR 6 MILES TO MY LOCAL HOME DEPOT. AGAIN ONCE I GOT BACK INTO THE CAR AFTER ABOUT 45 MINUTES, EVERYTHING SEEMED TO BE OPERATING NORMAL AGAIN. THIS IS NORMALLY MY WIFE'S GRANDSON MOBILE, SHE NOW SAYS THAT THERE IS OPPORTUNITIES WITH SURGING WHILE STOPPING AND TAKING OFF AND THE AC IS BLOWING WARM WHEN SHE IS AT STOPS OR NOT DRIVING WITH ENGINE RUNNING. I READ A COUPLE FORUMS ABOUT WHY THE AC MAY BE ACTING UP BUT THIS DOESN'T EXPLAIN THE LIMP MODE THING AND THE NEW SURGING GOING ON. WE HAVE NO ENGINE OR WARNING LIGHTS AT ALL. I WILL TELL YOU I TEST DROVE IT AFTER HER CONCERNS AND THEY ARE REAL, THE SURGING THING IS A CONCERN AND I DON'T LIKE HER DRIVING IT. AT A LOCAL GARAGE GUYS SAID IT SOUNDS LIKE ITS THAT "FORD'S" PROBLEM, BUT DON'T SEE RECALL FOR THIS VEHICLE....IS THIS A FORD PROBLEM THAT IS KNOWN? I CAN'T SPEND A LOT OF MONEY TRYING TO FIND THE ROOT CAUSE. *TR

09/06/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 09/02/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01186G******
Summary

I BOUGHT THIS CAR 2 YEARS AGO AND HAD A SUDDEN LOSS OF FORWARD PROPULSION AND DELAYED ACCELERATION ONCE SHORTLY LATER. IT DID NOT REOCCUR UNTIL RECENTLY IT EXPERIENCED CVT TRANSMISSIONS MALFUNCTIONS THREE TIMES WHILE ON A FAMILY VACATION. THIS RESULTED IN A "SUDDEN LOSS OF FORWARD PROPULSION AND DELAYED ACCELERATION" AFTER SLOWING DOWN FOR TRAFFIC FROM CRUZING SPEED AND THEN ATTEMPTING TO REACCELAERATE BACK TO HIGHWAY SPEED. THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT, THE WRENCH LIGHT AND THE TRACTION CONTROL DASH LIGHTS CAME ON AND THE ENGINE EXPERIENCED HIGH RPM'S WITH LITTLE FORWARD MOVEMENT. I TOOK THE PROBLEM TO AN AUTHORIZED FORD DEALER WHO TOLD ME THE CODES WERE P0701 , P0715 , P2765 WHICH INDICATED A CVT TRANSMISSION PROBLEM. IT WOULD COST ABOUT $400.00 TO PULL AND DIAGNOSE THE TRANSMISSION AND ABOUT ANOTHER $5000 TO REPAIR IT BUT THEN THE DEALER TOLD ME THE PARTS ARE OBSOLETE OR NOT AVAILABLE. WHAT IS THE POINT OF ATTEMPTING A REPAIR IF THE PARTS ARE OBSOLTE ? WHY WOULD PARTS BE OBSOLETE AFTER 7 YEARS OF DISCONTINUING PRODUCTION ? IS FORD MAKING EXCUSES SO AS NOT TO HAVE TO WORK ON DEFECTIVE TRANSMISSIONS ? THE SERVICE WRITER ADMITTED THAT IT WAS NOT A GOOD TRANSMISSION FOR FORD. FORD KNEW ABOUT THESE ISSUES AND NEEDS TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEM. THE CAR IS NOT SAFE TO DRIVE. *TR

09/05/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 03/11/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD LUNGE FORWARD INDEPENDENTLY. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT THE TRANSMISSION WOULD NOT ENGAGE CORRECTLY AND DECREASE IN SPEED OR FAIL TO ACCELERATE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 80,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

08/28/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/17/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK03196G******
Summary

THE VEHICLE LUNGED AFTER GOING FROM PARK TO DRIVE. I QUICKLY PUT MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE. THIS OCCURRED THREE TIMES THAT WEEK. IT ALWAYS OCCURRED WHEN THE AC WAS RUNNING. I THEN HAD THE FORD DEALERSHIP IN DAPHNE,AL LOOK AT THE CAR. THEY ADVISED THAT IT WAS THE THROTTLE BODY. I HAD THE REPAIR COMPLETED AT [XXX] IN PENSACOLA. WE SPENT $500 ON THE REPAIR. I FEEL THAT THIS MALFUNCTION WAS EXTREMELY PREMATURE. FORD SHOULD REIMBURSE CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE RECEIPTS TO PROVE THAT THEY COMPLETED WORK THAT WAS LATER A NHTSA ACTION. INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

08/28/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/21/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK03196G******
Summary

THE VEHICLE LUNGED TWICE WHILE I WENT FROM PARK TO DRIVE. I IMMEDIATELY PUT MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE TO AVOID HITTING THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME AS I WAS IN CARLINE PICKING UP MY CHILDREN FROM PRIVATE SCHOOL. ON 8-23-14 AS I WAS IN REVERSE PULLING OUT FROM A PARKING SPACE, THE VEHICLE LUNGED BACKWARDS AND LOST POWER. I TURNED OFF THE ENGINE . I STARTED THE ENGINE AND BEGAN TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE WHICH FELT AS IF IT WAS LOSING POWER. I CONTINUED TO DRIVE 2 MILES HOME AND PRAYED THE ENTIRE TIME THAT I WOULD MAKE IT SAFELY. AFTER DOING RESEARCH, WE DISCOVERED THE NHTSA ACTION NUMBER PE11018. WE WERE NEVER NOTIFIED OF THIS RECALL AND FEEL THAT FORD SHOULD REIMBURSE OWNERS OF ALL MONIES SPENT ON THE DEFECTIVE THROTTLE BODY SYSTEM. SO FAR WE HAVE SPENT $600. *TR

08/16/2014
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/14/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02126G******
Summary

AS I WAS DRIVING TO TAKE MY CHILDREN TO SCHOOL I WAS PULLING FORWARD ON A PARKING SPOT AND ALL OF A SUDDEN IT STARTED ACCELERATING LIKE IF I WAS PUSHING THE GAS BUT I WAS NOT I WAS PUSHING ON THE BRAKE. ON A SEPARATE OCCASION I WAS GOING TO THE STORE WITH MY CHILDREN AND THE SAME THING HAPPEN I WAS ABOUT TO PULL INTO A PARKING SPOT AND IT STARTED PLUNGING FORWARD I WAS PRESSING ON THE BRAKE AND IT WOULDN'T DO A THING. THIS ISSUE HAS BEEN HAPPENING FOR ABOUT A MONTH. THE WRENCH LIGHT COMES ON AND WHEN I TURN OF THE CAR IT DISAPPEARS SO WHEN I TAKE IT TO A MECHANIC THEY DON'T FIND ANYTHING WRONG WITH IT I DID RESEARCH WITH THE FORD FREESTYLE AND THEIR IS A LOT OF PEOPLE WITH THIS SAME ISSUE, THEY ALL SAY ABOUT THE THROTTLE. I'M VERY CONCERN THAT ONE OF THIS DAY SOMETHING WORST MAY HAPPEN AND I'M WITH MY CHILDREN PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS BEFORE SOMETHING WORST HAPPENS TO PEOPLE. *TR

08/16/2014
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE,POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/16/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK04166G******
Summary

WAS SITTING IN CAR IN A PARKING LOT WITH AC RUNNING WAITING FOR MY WIFE. AS I BEGAN TO BACK UP I PUT FOOT ON BRAKE TO LET CAR GO BY WHEN THE CAR BEGAN TO SURGE AND MY FOOT WAS NO WHERE NEAR GAS PEDAL. THEN THE CAR SHUT OFF BY ITSELF AND CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. LATER WE WERE WAITING IN A LINE AT A DRIVE-THRU AS WE WAITED IN LINE I HAD CAR IN DRIVE BUT FOOT ON BRAKE. THEN THE CAR LUNGED FORWARD AND I COULD HAVE HIT THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME. THE CAR DIED AGAIN. THIS HAPPENED ANOTHER TIME. I TOOK IT TO AUTO PART STORE TO DIAGNOSE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT. IT GAVE ME CODE P2106 AND WHICH IS THROTTLE ACTUATOR CONTROL SYSTEM-FORCED LIMITED POWER. *TR

08/07/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/31/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06146G******
Summary

I HAD JUST STARTED THE ENGINE, A/C ON,AND WAS ATTEMPTING TO BACK OUT OF A PARKING STALL.THE VEHICLE SEEMED TO BE WORKING NORMAL.ENGINE TEMP-NORMAL,FUEL-3/4 FULL, NO INDICATOR LIGHTS WERE ON, ENGINE RPMS ABOUT 750. WITH MY FOOT FIRMLY ON THE SERVICE BRAKE PEDAL,I PUT THE TRANSMISSION INTO REVERSE.THE VEHICLE POWERED BACKWARDS ABOUT 5 FEET AND I BEGAN TO TURN THE VEHICLE TOWARDS THE RIGHT.THE ENGINE SPEED IMMEDIATELY RAISED, BUT MY FOOT WAS HOVERING ABOVE THE BRAKE PEDAL & NOT TOUCHING THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL.I STOMPED HARD ON THE BRAKE PEDAL TO AVOID HITTING THE VEHICLES PARKED BESIDE & DIRECTLY BEHIND ME.THE VEHICLE STOPPED AFTER POWERING BACKWARDS ANOTHER 5 FEET AFTER APPLYING THE SERVICE BRAKES.NO COLLISION OCCURED.I IMMEDIATELY LOOKED AT THE DASHBOARD AND SAW THE RPMS WERE AT 2250+ WHILE TRANS STILL IN REVERSE & SERVICE BRAKES FULLY APPLIED.I SHUTOFF THE ENGINE WHILE TRANS IN REVERSE AND THEN MOVED TRANS INTO PARK. A LOUD CLICK WAS HEARD COMING FROM THE HOOD AREA AND THE VEHICLE LUNGED FORWARD. *TR

08/04/2014
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,VISIBILITY
Incident Date: 08/04/2014
Crash: No
Fire: Yes
Summary

AFTER DRIVING HOME, APPROXIMATELY 10 MILES AND SPEEDS UP TO 50MPH, I NOTICED SMOKE COMING FROM THE PASSENGER SIDE MIRROR. THE SMOKE LASTED A FEW MINUTES AND THEN STOPPED ON ITS OWN. NOT SURE IF THIS INFORMATION IS PERTINENT OR NOT, BUT IT HAD BEEN RAINING AND THE DVD PLAYER WAS PLAYING DURING THE TRIP. *TR

07/30/2014
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 02/06/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE ABRUPTLY ACCELERATED WITHOUT THE CONTACT DEPRESSING THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL. THERE WERE NO WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL. THE VEHICLE OPERATED NORMALLY ONCE THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED. THE FAILURE OCCURRED ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS. THE DEALER COULD NOT DUPLICATE THE FAILURE, BUT STATED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY NEEDED TO BE CLEANED AND THE COMPUTER NEEDED TO BE REPROGRAMMED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 118,000.

07/24/2014
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
Incident Date: 04/30/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK03186G******
Summary

SHORTLY AFTER WE PURCHASED THE CAR ON JAN 01, 2008 WE BEGAN TO HAVE ISSUES WITH LUNGING AND HIGH IDLING. CAR WAS TAKEN TO DEALERSHIP SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE THEY CLEANED THE THROTTLE BODY SENSOR. IT WAS OK FOR A FEW MONTHS AND STARTED BACK. WE TOOK IT BACK AND THEY REPLACED THE TBS AND ANOTHER PART. CAR WORKED GREAT FOR A WHILE, BUT HAD TO HAVE THE TBS CLEANED AGAIN IN 2011 AND 2012 AND IS NOW DOING THE SAME THING AGAIN AND MORE. NOW IT IS EXTREME. I WORK ABOUT 6 MILES FROM HOME AND HAVE TO STOP SEVERAL TIMES TO TURN THE CAR OFF AND BACK ON TO RESET THE WRENCH THAT COMES ON IN ORDER TO RESET THE HIGH IDLE. IF I DON'T, WHEN I HIT THE GAS, THE RPM'S GO UP TO 4 AND 5K ONLY DOING 30 MPH. THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS ALSO ON. I HAVE HAD IT CHECKED AND THE ERROR CODE IS P0701 INDICATING TRANSMISSION AND TB ISSUES. THE CAR ALSO LUNGES FORWARD A GREAT DEAL AND I HAVE TO STAY BACK A SAFE DISTANCE IN ORDER TO BE SURE IF IT LUNGES I DON'T HIT ANYONE. THE ISSUE IS FAR BEYOND THE THROTTLE BODY SENSOR. IT HAS TO ALSO DO WITH THE CVT TRANSMISSION WHICH FORD KNOWS IS A LEMON. PLEASE PUSH THIS ISSUE SO THAT THEY WILL HAVE TO RECALL THE FAULTY PARTS AND PROTECT THE SAFETY OF THE FAMILIES IN THEIR VEHICLES. IF I HAD ANOTHER MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION I WOULD CERTAINLY NOT BE IN THIS CAR. *TR

07/22/2014
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Incident Date: 07/07/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01126G******
Summary

ON 8-23-2011 WE HAD THE THROTTLE CONTROL SYSTEM REPLACED BECAUSE OF UNCONTROLLABLE EXHILARATION. IT HAS STARTED THE SAME SYMPTOMS AGAIN AND WE NEED TO HAVE IT REPLACED AGAIN . *TR

07/16/2014
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/04/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK02116G******
Summary

VEHICLE PURCHASED USED 10/2013 FROM NATIONAL USED CAR RETAIL CHAIN. *RECORDS, VIA FORD DEALERSHIP (AS OF 07/2014), INDICATE TB ISSUE (REF. NHTSA PE11018) ADDRESSED UNDER FORD CSP 12N03; 08/13 [TB CLEANED & PROGRAMMING EDITED BY 2ND LOCAL FORD DEALER.] INITIAL INCIDENT OCCURRED 10/2013, LESS THAN 72 HOURS AFTER PURCHASE, CODES INDICATED; AS PER RETAIL CHAIN REPAIR SHOP*, A MISFIRE ON CYLINDER 6. REPAIR MADE VIA DEALER WARRANTY, REPLACING PLUG & ASSOCIATED PARTS.DROVE CAR FROM DATE OF REPAIR, INCLUDING HIGHWAY, LONG DISTANCES & LOCALLY W/O NOTABLE INCIDENT. LATER, SERVICE LIGHT BEGAN TO FLASH ON & OFF; NO CODES PRESENT. ASSUMED INDICATOR SHORT. ENG. LIGHT & SVC. LIGHTS CAME ON & WENT OFF PERIODICALLY BUT NEVER READABLE FOR CODES. CAR THEN BEGAN TO MAKE NOISES OCCASIONALLY UPON START UP SIMILAR TO SOLENOID FAILURE & EXHIBIT "DIESELING" UPON IGNITION. WEATHER RELATED? THEN; 03/2014, ENTERED HIGHWAY, ACCELERATING TO 60/MPH - AT HALF MILE UP, CAR "SHUT DOWN"; RPM FLAT, SPEEDOMETER FLAT, PEDAL NON-REACTIVE, STEERING IMPAIRED, NO ELECTRICITY. COASTED TO DIVIDE IN HIGHWAY; CRANKED VEHICLE, TURNED & CROSSED TO SHOULDER; STOPPING & STARTING SEVERAL TIMES. MOVING 10/MPH TO SAFETY. STILL NO CODES. THOUGHT CLOG IN FUEL SYSTEM/ TRASH IN GAS. NEXT ATTEMPT TO DRIVE, FILLED TANK, NEW GAS; NO INDICATOR LIGHTS, NO PROBLEMS. THEN: INCIDENT:05/2014: CRANKED & BACKED OUT OF DRIVEWAY, PLACED G.SHIFT IN D.. NOTHING...NO MOVEMENT, RPM FLAT,SPEEDOMETER FLAT. SERVICE & ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. ROLLED BACK IN DRIVE, CAR SAT FOR SEVERAL DAYS. CRANKED IT, ENG, & SVC. LIGHTS STILL ON; DROVE TO PARTS STORE. CODES PRESENT INDICATE TB MALFUNCTION. PROBLEM NOT COVERED VIA PURCHASE AGREEMENT. FORD SAYS; "PROBLEM SOLVED". PART/ $500 PLUS LABOR.PAYMENT:$475/MO. AFRAID TO DRIVE IT. DON'T WANT TO BE THE STALLED CAR HIT FROM BEHIND @ 65/MPH BY A BIG RIG STATISTIC TO FIX IT. IT IS STILL BROKEN. *TR

07/06/2014
Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 06/20/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02136G******
Summary

I WAS PULLING INTO A PARKING SPACE AND CAR SURGED. IT WENT UP OVER THE CURB IND INTO SOME SHRUBS AND PUSHED OVER SIGN.SECOND OCCURENCE WAS SATURDAY JULY 6TH 2014. I WAS IN A PARKING DECK AND THE CAR SURGED ON AND OFF AS I WAS ATTEMPTING TO FIND A PARKING SPACE. WE AVOIDED MULTIPLE MISHAPS BY SHIFTING FROM DRIVE TO NEUTRAL AND HITTING THE BRAKES HARD. THE SITUATION WAS VERY HAZARDOUS BECAUSE OF CROWDED VEHICLE AND PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC. THIS VEHICLE NEEDS AN IMMEDIATE RECALL. [XXX] INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6) *JS

07/03/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 08/16/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK021X6G******
Summary

ENGINE SURGING UNEXPECTEDLY AND VIOLENTLY IN GEAR AT IDLE. I HAVE HAD THE THROTTLE BODY REPLACED THREE TIMES, AND ON 7-2-2014 IT HAS BEGUN THIS SURGING AGAIN. FORD CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP LINE HAS CONFIRMED TO ME THAT THE VEHICLE HAS NOT CLEARED OFF OF THEIR DATABASE ( I NEVER RECEIVED THE CSP-12N03 LETTER), AND THE COVERAGE FOR REPLACEMENT OF THE PART HAS EXPIRED AS OF 5-31-2013. FORD ASKED ME TO KEEP ALL OF MY RECEIPTS WHEN I REPLACE THE THROTTLE BODY FOR THE FOURTH TIME SO THAT IF FORD ENACTS A NEW COVERAGE, I WILL HAVE MY PAPERWORK IN ORDER. NO PROMISE OF A NOTICE LETTER HOWEVER. *TR

06/25/2014
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,ENGINE
Incident Date: 06/22/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK011X6G******
Summary

DRIVING UP TO 55, ENGINE GETS TO 4000 RPMS, AND WONT SHIFT. CODES SUGGEST BAD MECHATRONIC. *TR

06/24/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 05/12/2013
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02196G******
Summary

WE WERE AT A STAND STILL IN TRAFFIC LEADING TO THE OFF RAMP, A VEHICLE CAME SPEEDING DOWN THE ON RAMP AND BY HIS OWN ADMISSION WAS NOT PAYING ATTENTION. HE THEN RAMMED INTO THE BACK OF OUR VEHICLE AND HIT US SO HARD THAT IT TRIGGERED A MULTI CAR CRASH, 6 VEHICLES IN ALL. DURING REPAIRS OF THE VEHICLE WE WERE TOLD THAT THE ENGINE WAS EXPERIENCING IDLE SURGE. IT WAS ALSO NOTED THAT THIS WAS NOT DUE TO THE VEHICLE ACCIDENT. WE PAID OUT OF POCKET SOME 1,700.00 AND WE CONTINUE TO HAVE THE SAME ISSUES. THE FORD DEALERSHIP HAS NOT AND WILL NOT CORRECT THE PROBLEM. FORD IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS REPAIR AND I WOULD LIKE TO SEE SOME ACTION TAKEN ON THEIR PART. I CALLED FORD CORPORATE OFFICE AND WAS TOLD DESPITE MY VEHICLE BEING INCLUDED IN THE 2005-2007 RECALL MY PARTICULAR VIN NUMBER IS NOT INCLUDED IN THAT LOT. NOT GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE. *TR

06/23/2014
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE,POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 03/20/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK03176G******
Summary

MARCH OF 2013 ONE OF THE 5 TRANSMISSIONS REPLACED . LUNGING AT LOW SPEEDS , NOT SHIFTING GEARS , DYING,ERROR CODES WRENCH LIGHT COMES ON , THIS HAS OCCURED WITH EVERY INCIDENT WHICH EVENTUALLY LEAD TO TRANSMISSION FAILURE EVERYTIME. *TR

06/17/2014
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 04/07/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK01186G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE SUDDENDLY ACCELERATED WITHOUT ANY WARNINGS. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD FAIL TO START IF THE A/C WAS ON. THE CONTACT HAD TO POWER THE VEHICLE OFF AND RESTARTED IT MULTIPLE TIMES BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE VEHICLE WAS TO BE INSPECTED, DIAGNOSED AND REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 80,000.

06/13/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 01/23/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06136G******
Summary

AS OUTLINED IN THE CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST FORD FILED IN CALIFORNIA, OUR CAR EXPERIENCED A "SUDDEN AND UNEXPECTED CVT TRANSMISSIONS FAILURE". THIS RESULTED IN A "SUDDEN LOSS OF FORWARD PROPULSION AND DELAYED ACCELERATION" WHEN MERGING ONTO A 40 MPH STREET. THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT, THE WRENCH LIGHT AND THE TRACTION CONTROL DASH LIGHTS CAME ON AND THE ENGINE EXPERIENCED HIGH RPM'S WITH LITTLE FORWARD MOVEMENT. WE TOOK THE PROBLEM TO AUTHORIZED FORD DEALER WHO RECOMMENDED REPAIRS TO THE COMPUTER SYSTEM COSTING US $2,000 EVEN THOUGH IT KNEW ABOUT THE SYSTEMIC TRANSMISSION DEFECT THE FORD GENERAL MANAGER STATED IN A PHONE CALL THIS MORNING (6 13 2014) HIS SERVICE DEPARTMENT HAS HAD TWO OTHER FORD FREESTYLES IN THEIR SHOP PRESENTING THE EXACT ISSUES AS OUR CAR. FOLLOWING FORD PROTOCOL RESULTED IN A "FINAL" DIAGNOSIS OF TRANSMISSION FAILURE. POINT BEING, THE LOCAL FORD DEALERSHIP ADMITTEDLY HAD PRIOR KNOWLEDGE OF THE CVT TRANSMISSION FAILURES YET DID NOT RELAY THAT INFORMATION TO US AT THE ONSET OF THE SYSTEMIC DEFECT. THE VEHICLE SITS IN OUR DRIVEWAY. IT IS NOT SAFE TO OPERATE AS WE ELECTED NOT TO REPLACE THE DEFECTIVE CVT TRANSMISSION AT A QUOTED COST OF $5,000 PLUS INSTALLATION. *JS

06/09/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 08/01/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02126G******
Summary

THE THROTTLE BODY ISSUE WITH FORD FREESTYLE HAS AFFECTED US TWICE WITH THE SAME CAR. THE INITIAL TIME IS MENTIONED ABOVE, AND THE PART WAS REPLACED UNDER WARRANTY BY FORD. THE ISSUE HAS RESURFACED AND IT MAKES THE CAR VERY DANGEROUS IF YOU ARE NOT MASHING THE BRAKE DOWN AT IDLE BECAUSE THE CAR WILL LUNGE OR LURCH UNCONTROLLABLY. IT ACCELERATES RAPIDLY AT IDLE WITHOUT CONTROL. THE LURCHING OCCURS ESPECIALLY BAD WHEN THE AIR CONDITIONER IS RUNNING. *TR

06/02/2014
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/27/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01116G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 35 MPH, THE SERVICE AND CHECK ENGINE WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED BEFORE AND THE VEHICLE BECAME RESISTANT TO ACCELERATION. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER, WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY ASSEMBLY WAS DEFECTIVE AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED AND THE DEFECT WAS REMEDIED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE DEFECT. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 98,326. UPDATED 10/24/14*CN

06/02/2014
Components: STEERING,POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 09/24/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

MY ENGINE BLEW AND HAD TO BE REBUILT. I THEN HAD TO HAVE THE TRANSMISSION REBUILT 2 MONTHS AFTER GETTING IT BACK. THE INNER TIE ROD ENDS WENT OUT. THERE WAS A NUMBER OF .THERE THINGS THAT WENT WRONG AT THE SAME TIME. IT WAS AS THOUGH THE VEHICLE STARTED FALLING APART AT 120000 MILES. *TR

05/30/2014
Components: STEERING,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 05/15/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK06196G******
Summary

OUR STEERING IS LOCKING UP AND THE BATTERY LIGHT STAYS ON AND SOMETIMES THE DOORS WONT LATCH THE STEERING IS VERY DANGEROUS IT LOCKS UP AND YOU CANT KEEP IT ON THE ROAD. *TR

05/29/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/25/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06116G******
Summary

CAR GIVES CODES FOR SAFEMODE AND THERE IS NO SOLUTION. *TR

05/21/2014
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 11/06/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK03196G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE ATTEMPTING TO PARK, THE ENGINE RPMS INCREASED AS THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED INDEPENDENTLY WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS ADVISED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 121,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 141,000.

05/08/2014
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/08/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01186G******
Summary

VEHICLE SURGES FORWARD UNEXPECTEDLY. *TR

05/04/2014
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 05/03/2014
Crash: No
Fire: Yes
Summary

I UNLOCKED MY CAR TO LOAD THE BACK. I NOTICED SMOKE COMING FROM THE PASSENGER SIDE MIRROR. THERE WAS A SMALL FIRE WHICH I PUT OUT WITH WATER. NOW MY RADIO AND POWER WINDOWS WILL NOT WORK AND THE FUSE BLOWS WHEN WE TRIED TO REPLACE (2X). I HAVE NOT YET TAKEN IT IN SINCE IT IS THE WEEKEND, BUT I AM NOT HAPPY ABOUT A RANDOM FIRE THAT MAY HAVE BURNED THE ENTIRE VEHICLE IF NOT NOTICED. *TR

05/01/2014
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 10/01/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06146G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY LOST ACCELERATION POWER. THE VEHICLE WAS SHUT DOWN AND RESTARTED AND RESUMED NORMALLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY WAS FAULTY. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 85,000.

04/22/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 04/15/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FMDA516X6B******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 60 MPH, THERE WAS A LOSS OF POWER AS THE VEHICLE DECELERATED. THE CONTACT HAD TO DEPRESS THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL TO EXIT TO THE SHOULDER. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO STATED THAT THE TORQUE CONVERTER AND THE OUTPUT SHAFT NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS TO BE INSPECTED AND REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 40,000.

04/08/2014
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 04/05/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02156G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 45 MPH, THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT ABLE TO BE RESTARTED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC, WHO STATED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY SENSOR NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE DEFECT. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 147,000.

04/04/2014
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 09/15/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK05136G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT ANY SPEED, THE VEHICLE WOULD RANDOMLY LUNGE FORWARD IN DRIVE AND IN REVERSE WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE ALSO STALLED MULTIPLE TIMES AS THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER, WHO WAS NOT ABLE TO REPLICATE THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE CONTINUED TO JERK VIOLENTLY AND STALL WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT HAD TO PUT THE VEHICLE IN NEUTRAL TO RESTART THE VEHICLE MULTIPLE TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER, WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS TO BE INSPECTED AND REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 125000.

03/20/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 02/01/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK01156G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD SPORADICALLY ACCELERATE WITH THE ILLUMINATION OF THE WRENCH WARNING ICON. ADDITIONALLY, THE ENGINE RPMS WOULD FLUCTUATE AND THE VEHICLE WOULD LOSE POWER. THE CONTACT WOULD TURN THE ENGINE OFF AND ON TO STOP THE FAILURE. ALSO, THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE TRANSMISSION WAS FAILING AND WOULD CAUSE THE VEHICLE TO HESITATE WHEN THE CONTACT WAS ATTEMPTING TO ACCELERATE. THE ACCELERATOR WOULD BE DEPRESSED WITH FORCE IN ORDER FOR THE VEHICLE TO RESPOND. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE THE THROTTLE BODY WAS REPLACED HOWEVER, THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC, WHO ADVISED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY AND THE ACCELERATOR SENSOR WOULD NEED REPLACING. THE ACCELERATOR SENSOR WAS NOT REPAIRED BECAUSE THE PART WAS NOT AVAILABLE HOWEVER, THE THROTTLE BODY WAS REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 85,000.

03/20/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN,ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/02/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK05166G******
Summary

CRUISE CONTROL CAUSED TRACTION CONTROL LIGHT AND WRENCH LIGHT TO COME ON. TRANSMISSION WENT INTO A VARIANCE OF NEUTRAL. FIXED BY TURNING OFF CAR AND TURNING IT BACK ON AGAIN. VEHICLE WORKED FINE WITHOUT USING CRUISE CONTROL UNTIL THROTTLE BODY WAS REPLACED VIA RECALL. EVER SINCE THEN BATTERY HAS HAD AN UNDUE AMOUNT OF BUILDUP AT TERMINALS AND SEQUENCE ABOVE HAPPENED AT IRREGULAR INTERVALS. INTERVAL NEVER MORE THAN 100 MILES. ALWAYS FIXABLE BY TURNING CAR OFF AND TURNING IT BACK ON. FORD SAYS MAYBE $7100 WILL FIX IT. AS OF 3/1/2014 TRANSMISSION WENT OUT BUT RESTART DIDN'T FIX IT. THIS IS NOT ONLY DANGEROUS, BUT THOUSANDS OF THESE CARS ARE DOING THE SAME THING. PLEASE HELP. MOST TRANNIES COST MAYBE $2000, FORD SHOULD HAVE A BETTER FIX. OTHERWISE I LIKE THE CAR AND WOULDN'T MIND PAYING A REASONABLE AMOUNT FOR A TRANSMISSION REPLACE. FORD IS SAYING $4500 IN LABOR, THERE'S NO WAY IT TAKES A WEEK FOR A COMPETENT QUALIFIED MECHANIC TO REPLACE A TRANSMISSION. *TR

03/20/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/06/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMKZK02166******
Summary

MY FORD FREESTYLE 2006 WITH 30,000 K MILES HAD A TRANSMISSION FAILURE WITH MY DAUGHTER DRIVING ON AN 5 LANE INTER-STATE HIGHWAY WHEN IT FAILED AND LOST POWER. MY DAUGHTER HAD TO NAVIGATE 3 LANES OF TRAFFIC AS THE CAR WAS STOPPING. THANK GOD SHE GOT SAFELY OFF THE ROADWAY. SHE COULD HAVE BEEN KILLED. AFTER READING THE INTERNET I AM CONVINCE THAT FORD'S DESIGN IS FAULTY AND FORD IS NOT TAKING ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR CORRECTING. *TR

03/17/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 10/18/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I FILED A COMPLAINT ABOUT 2 YEARS AGO REGARDING MY VEHICLE LUNGING FORWARD. I RECEIVED A NOTICE TO BRING MY CAR THE FORD DEALERSHIP FOR THROTTLE BODY REPAIR. SINCE TAKING MY VEHICLE INTO THE DEALERSHIP FOR REPAIRS I HAVE NOTICED THAT MY VEHICLE IS HESITATING. WHEN YOU PRESS ON THE ACCELERATOR THE VEHICLE DOES NOT INCREASE SPEED MORE THAN 8 TO 10 MILES WHEN YOU PUSH THE ACCELERATOR TO THE FLOOR. I HAVE TAKEN THIS VEHICLE TO 2 DIFFERENT DEALERSHIP THAT SPECIALIZE IN FORD PRODUCT BUT NOT THE FORD DEALERSHIP. I HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT MY TRANSMISSION NEEDS TO BE REBUILT AND I WAS TOLD AT ANOTHER DEALERSHIP THAT IT WAS IN DESPERATE NEED OF REPLACING OR REBUILDING. I FEEL AS THOUGH FORD KNOWS THE PROBLEMS THAT THE OWNERS ARE FACING AND NEED TO STEP THEIR GAME UP. I HAVE ANOTHER YEAR AND A HALF BEFORE THIS VEHICLE WILL BE PAID IN FULL. I FEEL AT THIS POINT THAT FORD ASSEMBLED ALL OF THESE VEHICLES AND SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR SELLING THESE LEMONS. WHEN YOU START LOOKING AT COMPLAINT AFTER COMPLAINT FROM DIFFERENT CUSTOMERS ALL OVER THE WORLD THEN YOU KNOW THERE IS A BIGGER PROBLEM. I FEEL ALL THE MONEY THAT I HAVE INVESTED AND STILL INVESTING TO SAVE MY CREDIT HAS TURNED ME AWAY FROM FORD VEHICLES OF ANY KIND AT THIS POINT. *TR

03/03/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 02/18/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK03156G******
Summary

PUT CAR IN REVERSE & IT STARTED LUNGING. WRENCH LIGHT CAME ON WHICH INDICATES TRANSMISSION PROBLEM. TOOK VEHICLE TO FORD DEALER AND WAS INFORMED THERE WAS AN INTERNAL ELECTRICAL FAILURE AT THE THROTTLE BODY UNIT AND IT HAD TO BE REPLACED AT THE COST OF $1000.00. *TR

02/19/2014
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 12/31/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK03146G******
Summary

I HAVE BEEN HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THE THROTTLE BODY OF THE VEHICLE FOR THE PAST 2 YEARS. IT SEEMS TO WANT TO LUNGE FORWARD AND BACK ON ITS OWN. THE IDOL IS SCREWED UP AS WELL. FORD ISSUED A CUSTOMER SERVICE 12N03 IN DECEMBER 2012. SINCE IT WAS SERVICED AT THIS TIME, IT STILL HAS BEEN OCCURRING FREQUENTLY. IT IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION WHEN YOU DO NOT KNOW IF YOU WILL HIT SOMEONE IF THE CAR LUNGES FORWARD OR BACK ON ITS OWN. I NOW HAVE IT IN THE SHOP FOR THE THIRD TIME TO REPLACE THE THROTTLE BODY COMPLETELY, WHICH WILL NOW COST ME OVER $800. FORD NEEDS TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY AND FIX THIS PROBLEM ON THE CAR!!!!!!!! *TR

02/18/2014
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 02/13/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE COMING TO A STOP, THE VEHICLE LUNGED FORWARD. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE THE TECHNICIAN CLEANED THE THROTTLE BODY. THE REMEDY FAILED TO REPAIR THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 70,000.

02/18/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 12/20/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

THROTTLE ACCELERATING WHILE BRAKES ARE APPLIED LUNGING FORWARD SHUTTING OFF TROUBLE GETTING UP HILLS TRYING TO ACCELERATE BUT WON'T GO PAST 30 MPH TRANSMISSION LIGHT IS ON WRENCH LIGHT IS ON TRACTION CONTROL LIGHT IS ON. *TR

02/09/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 01/26/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK02186G******
Summary

LOSS OF POWER WITH NO WARNING WHILE TRAVELING AT 50 MPH. "WRENCH" INDICATOR LIGHT COMES ON REPRESENTING "THROTTLE BODY" ACCORDING TO OWNER'S MANUAL. INDICATOR LIGHT FOR "TRACTION CONTROL" ALSO COMES ON. CAR IS TOWED TO NEARBY AUTO MECHANIC. NEXT DAY I AM TOLD THE "MEGATRONICS UNIT" MUST BE REPLACED AT A COST OF $1,775.00 (INCLUDES RECALIBRATING). ONE IS LOCATED AT A DEALER IN CHARLOTTE, N.C. THEY ARE ON BACK ORDER THROUGH FORD. AFTER THE UNIT IS INSTALLED, IT IS DETERMINED THAT THE TRANSMISSION IS NO LONGER FUNCTIONAL AND NEEDS REPLACING. ACCORDING TO THE MECHANIC, THERE WAS NO WAY TO KNOW THIS UNTIL THE MEGATRONICS UNIT WAS REPLACED. IN OTHER WORDS, IT COST $1,775.00 TO FIND OUT IT WOULD TAKE ANOTHER $4,500.00 - $6,000.00 (REBUILT VS. NEW) TO REPAIR. THAT IS MORE THAN THE VALUE OF THE CAR, IF IT WAS IN WORKING ORDER. THE CAR IS LESS THAN EIGHT YEARS OLD AND AVERAGED LESS THAN 10,000 MILES PER YEAR. IT HAS BEEN DRIVEN PRIMARILY BY MY WIFE, A RETIRED SCHOOL TEACHER, AND MOST OF THE MILEAGE HAS BEEN LOCAL DRIVING. THE $1,775.00 PART CAN'T BE RETURNED BECAUSE IT IS NOW CONSIDERED "USED", EVEN THOUGH IT HAS NOT MOVED ONE FOOT. I OWN A CAR THAT HAS NO TRADE-IN VALUE AND WILL MOST LIKELY END UP IN A JUNK YARD. THE MECHANIC TELLS ME THAT EVEN IF I WERE WILLING TO SPEND THE MONEY TO REPAIR IT, NO ONE WHO SPECIALIZES IN TRANSMISSIONS WANTS TO TOUCH IT BECAUSE THEY WORRY ABOUT A REPEAT OF THESE PROBLEMS AND DON'T WANT TO ISSUE ANY WARRANTY WITH IT. I HAVE HAD TO PURCHASE A VEHICLE WITH ABSOLUTELY NOTHING OF VALUE TO TRADE. MY WIFE AND I ARE BOTH IN OUT 60'S AND CERTAINLY DID NOT ANTICIPATE HAVING TO MAKE A PURCHASE OF THIS MAGNITUDE AT THIS POINT IN OUR LIVES. I DON'T THINK IT IS A STRETCH TO EXPECT THE VEHICLE TO HAVE GOTTEN WELL OVER 100,000 MILES BEFORE ANYTHING CLOSE TO A PROBLEM OF THIS MAGNITUDE OCCURRING. INSTEAD, IT GOT 74,342. *TR

01/29/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 10/11/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK011X6G******
Summary

WE ARE A CALIFORNIA COUPLE IN OUR 70S, LIVING ON SOCIAL SECURITY AND A TEACHERS PENSION. IN 2012 WE BOUGHT A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE FOR $11,000. IT WAS IN IMMACULATE CONDITION AND HAD JUST 26,000 MILES. AFTER LESS THAN TWO YEARS AND AN ADDITIONAL 20,000 MILES, THE TRANSMISSION FAILED SUDDENLY AND COMPLETELY. THE TOTAL MILEAGE OF 46,000 IS BARELY THREE-QUARTERS OF THE WAY TO THE FIRST RECOMMENDED SERVICING, FACTORY-SET AT 60,000 MILES. WE WERE TOLD BY A REPAIR SHOP THAT THERE ARE NO REBUILT UNITS AVAILABLE FOR THIS TRANSMISSION AND A LOCAL TRANSMISSION EXPERT REFUSES TO WORK ON THESE UNITS, A CVT' (CONSTANT VELOCITY TRANSMISSION) AND THE ONLY OPTION IS A NEW REPLACEMENT THAT COSTS $5,000 FOR THE PART AND $1,000 TO INSTALL. A LITTLE RESEARCH REVEALED MANY CASES OF EARLY FAILURE FOR THESE TRANSMISSIONS (USED IN THE 2005 THROUGH 2007 MODEL YEARS), EVEN VERY EARLY FAILURES FOR REPLACEMENT TRANSMISSIONS. IT ALSO REVEALED A CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT OVER FAILURES OF THESE TRANSMISSIONS. SUCH COMMON FAILURES SEEMS TO MAKE IT INADVISABLE TO INSTALL A TRANSMISSION SALVAGED FROM A WRECKED CAR. HOW HAS FORD DEALT WITH THE PROBLEM? THE LOCAL DEALER HAS BEEN FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL, BUT WE DID NOT BUY THE CAR FROM THEM, WE ARE NO'T THE ORIGINAL OWNERS AND THE SIX-YEARS OF WARRANTY HAD JUST EXPIRED' AND IT IS NO'T A DEALER ISSUE, IT IS A MATTER OF THE POOR QUALITY OF THE MANUFACTURER'S PART. SO HOW HAS THE FORD CORPORATE OFFICE DEALT WITH THE PROBLEM? THEY OFFERED X-PLAN PRICING AND CREDIT FOR TWO MONTHLY PAYMENTS IF WE WOULD BUY A NEW FORD. WE MET WITH A SALESMAN, AND HE SAID HE COULD MAKE A BETTER OFFER SIMPLY THROUGH THE FLEXIBILITY HE HAS IN PRICING. INFORMED OF THIS AND GIVEN AN OFFER TO SHARE IN OUR LOSS BY SELLING A REPLACEMENT TRANSMISSION FOR $1,500, A FORD CORPORATE OFFICE REPRESENTATIVE SAID THEY WOULD NOT BUDGE. *TR

01/20/2014
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 11/15/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK03176G******
Summary

VEHICLE LURCHES WHEN BRAKES ARE APPLIED IN FORWARD AND REVERSE. HAPPENED MANY TIMES. THE WRENCH INDICATOR LIGHT CAME ON ALSO WHEN THIS HAPPENED. THIS HAPPENED MANY TIMES WHEN WE FIRST PURCHASED THE VEHICLE. I CHECKS THREADS ON THE INTERNET AND SAW THIS AS A COMMON PROBLEM. I PERSONALLY CLEANED THE THROTTLE BODY AS SHOWN ON YOUTUBE BY A GENTLEMAN AND IT FIXED THE PROBLEM FOR AWHILE. THIS HAPPENED RECENTLY TO MY WIFE AS SHE WAS LEAVING HER WORK PARKING LOT AT LOW SPEED. LURCHED WHEN PUT IN GEAR WITH BRAKES APPLIED. CAR FELT UNCONTROLLABLE. WE SEE THAT AN INVESTIGATION ON THIS PROBLEM HAS BEGUN SO I WOULD CONFER WITH OTHER VEHICLE OWNERS. MORE TIMES AND DATES THAN I CAN REMEMBER THAT LURCHING HAS TAKEN PLACE. ONE TIME I HAD TO SLIP IT INTO NEUTRAL TO STOP THE CAR AND APPLY THE BRAKES. *TR

01/16/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 12/16/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE ATTEMPTING TO ACCELERATE, THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER FOR A DIAGNOSTIC TEST, WHO STATED THAT THE TRANSMISSION WAS DEFECTIVE AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE CONTACT DID NOT HAVE THE TRANSMISSION REPLACED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 89,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

01/09/2014
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,VISIBILITY/WIPER
Incident Date: 12/28/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK02116G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT SHE STARTED THE ENGINE BUT THE RADIO, INTERIOR LIGHTS AND POWER WINDOWS BECAME INOPERABLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER, WHO STATED THAT THE WIRING FROM THE SIDE VIEW MIRRORS HAD FAILED, AND CAUSED THE FUSE BOX AND RELAY TO MALFUNCTION. THE CONTACT WAS ADVISED THAT BOTH COMPONENTS WOULD NEED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 134,000.

12/04/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 11/29/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK04116G******
Summary

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29,2013 I NOTICED A NOISE IN MY ENGINE COMPARTMENT. I TOOK IT TO MY MECHANIC HE SAID IT WAS THE TRANSMISSION AND TO CALL THE DEALER. WE CALLED THE DEALER THEY SAID TO GET A TRANSMISSION IT WOULD BE A REMANUFACTURED ONE USING OUR OLD ONE FOR THE CORE AND WOULD BE ABOUT 48 HUNDRED DOLLARS HOWEVER THEY CAN'T GET ONE. I NOW HAVE A CAR I CAN'T DRIVE OR SELL. *TR

11/26/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 11/05/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZKZ1106G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 68 MPH, THE CBT TRANSMISSION CAUSED THE VEHICLE TO ACCELERATE WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC, WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE PCM TRANSMISSION CONTROL HAD EXCEEDED THE CURRENT CONDITION. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE PROBLEM. THE APPROXIMATE MILEAGE WAS 79,957. THE CONSUMER STATED TWO DAYS AFTER THE VEHICLE WAS PURCHASED, THE WRENCH LIGHT ILLUMINATED. WHEN THE WRENCH LIGHT ILLUMINATED, THE VEHICLE SOUNDED AND ACTED LIKE IT WAS STUCK IN GEAR. SO, THE ONLY WAY TO ALLEVIATE THE ISSUE, WAS TO PULL OVER, TURN THE VEHICLE OFF AND BACK ON AGAIN.

11/22/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 09/17/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK05196G******
Summary

DRIVING AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS, CAR DID A SMALL SURGE FOLLOWED BY LOSS OF POWER. WRENCH AND ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. ONCE CAR WAS TURNED OFF, IT RESTARTED WITH NO WRENCH OR ENGINE LIGHT AND SEEMED OK. IT PROGRESSIVELY GOT MORE FREQUENT. THROTTLE BODY HAD BEEN CHANGED, NOW BEING TOLD THE TRANSMISSION IS SHOT AND NEEDS TO BE REPLACED. *TR

11/13/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 08/12/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

CAR LOSES ACCELERATION POWER SUDDENLY WHILE DRIVING OR IMMEDIATELY AFTER STARTING. CAR SURGES FORWARD AND STALLS BEFORE WRENCH LIGHT APPEARS. *TR

11/06/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 08/01/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

EXPERIENCED A DROP IN THROTTLE RESPONSE GOING THROUGH A CURVE/INTERSECTION AND REDUCED POWER...PULLED TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD...SWITCHED OFF IGNITION AND RESTARTED. *TR HAD EXPERIENCED THE SAME SITUATION OVER THE PAST THREE MONTHS AND FOUND A FORD RECALL TO CLEAN THE THROTTLE BODY AND REPROGRAM THE CONTROLLER. DEALERSHIP NOW TELLS ME THAT THE REPAIR IS TO REPLACE THE THROTTLE BODY AT A COST OF OVER $800

11/05/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/08/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK04156G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 65 MPH, THE VEHICLE FAILED TO ACCELERATE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSIS. THE TECHNICIANS STATED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY WOULD HAVE TO BE CLEANED UNDER A VOLUNTARY RECALL. AFTER THE REPAIR, THE CONTACT EXPERIENCED HESITATION WHILE ACCELERATING. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 143,000. MAH

10/28/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/22/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK061X6G******
Summary

MY CAR WAS MAKING A STRANGE NOISE IN PARK, WHEN PUT INTO DRIVE THE NOISE WOULD STOP. SOUNDED LIKE A AIRPLANE WHILE IDLING. WHEN I ASKED TO HAVE IT CHECKED WHILE HAVING OIL CHANGED, WAS TOLD IT WAS TRANSMISSION NOISE AND DUE TO CVT TRANSMISSION AND WILL NOT EFFECT THE PERFORMANCE OF TRANSMISSION UNTIL I FEEL IT SLIPPING GEARS. HAVE SEEN THAT FORD HAS HAD THIS PROBLEM WITH THIS VEHICLE AND WONDER WHY THEY HAVEN'T STOOD BEHIND THEIR PRODUCT AND REPAIRED THIS ISSUE. I AM A WIDOWED MOM AND DON'T HAVE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS LYING AROUND TO HAVE THIS FIXED. BOUGHT THIS VEHICLE FOR BEING ABLE TO HELP TRANSPORT MY SONS BOY SCOUT TROOP TO THEIR EVENTS AND AFRAID TO DO SO WITH CONCERN OF BRAKING DOWN THIS SCOUTS IN MY CAR. WISH THEY WOULD FIX THIS ISSUE SO CUSTOMERS WOULD NOT PUT OUT POCKET TO FIX, THEY KNOW THE PROBLEM EXISTS FIX IT. *TR

10/12/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 10/07/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02186G******
Summary

THE CAR WA SIN FOR SERVICE AT THE DEALERSHIP. WHEN THE TECHNICIAN WAS DOING A TEST DRIVE, THE CAR SHIFTED DOWN AND HAD ISSUES. THE FORD DEALER IS NOW STATING THE TRANSMISSION IS BROKEN AND IT NEED A NEW ONE. *TR

10/08/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 10/02/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK03136G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 20 MPH, THE VEHICLE FAILED TO ACCELERATE. THE VEHICLE WAS STOPPED AND RESTARTED AND OPERATED AS DESIGNED. THE VEHICLE WAS DRIVEN TO A DEALER FOR DIAGNOSIS WHERE THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE TRANSMISSION WOULD NEED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 75,000.

10/07/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 04/15/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE APPLYING THE BRAKES, THE VEHICLE SURGED FORWARD. THE FAILURE WAS RECURRING. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSIS WHERE IT WAS STATED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED AND THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 157,000.

09/28/2013
Components: AIR BAGS
Incident Date: 09/25/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I DO NOT KNOW THE VIN NUMBER FOR THIS IS MY DAUGHTER N LAWS CAR. I WAS TAKING HER CAR TO MY HOME FROM HER HOME TO HAVE MY HUSBAND CHANGE THE OIL. YOU HAVE TO PRESS ON THE BRAKE TO START THE CAR. I PRESSED ON THE BRAKE BUT NOT HARD ENOUGH TO START THE CAR AND THIS HARD KNOCK CAME FROM WHERE THE AIR BAG IS ON THE PASSENGER FRONT SEAT SIDE. IT IS LOCATED ON THE SLANTING DASH BEFORE THE GLOVE BOX. KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK ABOUT 7 TIMES. YOU COULD SEE THE DASH MOVE. I THOUGHT THE AIR BAG WAS GOING TO EXPLODE OUT OF THE DASH AND I GOT OUT OF THE CAR. I ASK HER WHAT THAT WAS SHE SAID SHE DIDN'T KNOW BUT THAT IT HAPPENED EVERY TIME SHE STARTED HER CAR. I TOLD HER THAT IT WAS THE AIR BAG AND IT LOOKED LIKE IT WAS GOING TO EXPLODE OUT OF THE DASH AND TO NOT EVER LET ANY ONE SIT THERE WHILE SHE WAS STARTING HER CAR JUST IN CASE IT DID EXPLODE BECAUSE IT WOULD HURT WHOM EVER WAS THERE. IT WAS VERY SCARY. MY HUSBAND CHECKED THE FUSES AND WIRE CONNECTIONS TO IT AND NOTHING SEEMED WRONG. THE ONLY OTHER THING THAT I NOTICED WAS THAT IT WAS OFF. I FAILED TO ASK IF IT DID THE SAME THING WHEN IT WAS ON BUT I WILL AND IF YOU WILL SEND ME A NUMBER TO REFERENCE TO I WILL FOLLOW UP WITH THAT INFORMATION PLUS HER VIN NUMBER. *TR

09/27/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 09/12/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK06166G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE SITTING IDLE AT A TRAFFIC STOP, THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED INDEPENDENTLY. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO CONTROL THE FAILURE BY APPLYING THE BRAKES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR INSPECTION WHERE THEY STATED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 68,000.

09/23/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 09/01/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK06156G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING UNDER 5 MPH, THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED AUTOMATICALLY WITH NO WARNINGS WHEN HE ATTEMPTED TO PARK. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER AND THE MECHANIC CLEANED THE THROTTLE HOUSING BUT IT DID NOT FIX THE PROBLEM. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 89,000. THE APPROXIMATE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 93,000.

09/20/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 09/18/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02156G******
Summary

I RECENTLY PURCHASED A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. SHORTLY THEREAFTER, MY VEHICLE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A GROWING PROBLEM WITH THE CVT TRANSMISSION. AS I STARTED INQUIRING ABOUT REPAIRS, I FOUND THAT MOST PLACES, INCLUDING SOME FORD DEALERSHIPS, COULD NOT OR WOULD NOT DO THIS REPAIR. THIS WAS DUE TO EVERYTHING FROM HAVING TRIED TO REPAIR THESE AND THE REPAIRS NOT WORKING (EVEN WHEN DONE BY FORD'S GUIDELINES), PARTS NOT BEING AVAILABLE FROM FORD, AND THE LIST GOES ON. IN DOING MORE RESEARCH, I DISCOVERED THIS IS A VERY COMMON ISSUE WITH THESE FORD CVT TRANSMISSIONS, EVEN TO THE POINT OF FORD ACKNOWLEDGING THE ISSUE THROUGH TSB'S. HOWEVER, IN ALL OF FORD'S RECOGNITION OF THE ISSUE, THERE HAS BEEN NO RECALL TO ACTUALLY FIX THE ISSUE. THIS HAS PUT ME IN THE POSITION OF COUNTLESS OTHER OWNERS, FACING A STEEP REPAIR OF MANY THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FOR AN ISSUE THAT FORD KNOWS ABOUT BUT WILL NOT TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR. *TR

09/17/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 03/20/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK02146G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 70 MPH, THE ENGINE RPMS INCREASED AND THE WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED AS THE VEHICLE BEGAN TO JERK. THE VEHICLE WOULD ALSO DECELERATE INDEPENDENTLY WHILE THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING HIGHWAY SPEEDS. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO BOTH A DEALER AND AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED BUT DIAGNOSED WITH A TRANSMISSION FAILURE AS WELL AS AN ECU FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTE MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 133,000.

09/12/2013
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 08/20/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01116G******
Summary

CAR LUNGES FORWARD WHEN AT A STOP BUT STILL ON DRIVE, BRAKES MUST BE IMMEDIATELY APPLIED OR THE CAR WILL TAKE OFF BY ITSELF. HAPPENS MORE WHEN THE SHIFT IS IN THE DRIVE POSITION BUT IS BEING HELD BY THE BRAKE FOR A PERIOD OF TIME LIKE IN A LINE, A DRIVE THRU, OR LONG TRAFFIC LIGHT. VERY SCARY! *TR

09/02/2013
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 09/02/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK05196G******
Summary

I DROVE A SHORT DISTANCE, LESS THAN A QUARTER MILE AND NO MORE THAN 30 MPH. I TURNED THE CAR OFF, GOT OUT, WALKED AROUND THE REAR OF THE CAR, AND SMELLED AN ELECTRICAL FIRE. I DIDN'T NOTICE IT AT FIRST, BUT GRAY SMOKE WAS POURING OUT OF THE PASSENGER SIDE VIEW MIRROR. I GOT A FIRE EXTINGUISHER AND BY THE TIME I WAS READY TO USE IT A MINUTE LATER THE SMOKE HAD STOPPED. IT WAS RAINING SO MAYBE SOME WATER GOT IN AND SHORTED IT OUT. UPDATED 09/19/13*LJ UPDATED 12/26/2013 *JS

08/22/2013
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE,POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/11/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01176G******
Summary

VEHICLE LUNGES AND HAS POOR GAS MILEAGE. WE HAVE ALMOST BEEN IN SEVERAL ACCIDENTS AND GOING THRU BRAKES MORE THAN NORMAL DUE TO THIS ISSUE. FORD ISSUED A COMPLIMENTARY CUSTOMER SATISFACTION SERVICE TO CLEAN THE THROTTLE BODY AND I AM CONTINUING TO HAVE THIS PROBLEM. FORD WAS NOTIFIED AND WE WERE TOLD THAT ITS NOT A SAFETY ISSUE AND ANY REPAIR IS MY RESPONSIBILITY. *TR

08/21/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 06/21/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TRANSMISSION WENT OUT AT 50,000 MILES APX. AFTER GOOGLING I FOUND THIS IS COMMON WITH THIS CAR. I ALSO AM CURRENTLY DEALING WITH WHAT I THINK ITS A THROTTLE BODY ISSUE. I DID A SEARCH ON EDMUNDS.COM AND FOUND A 12 PAGE THREAD OF PEOPLE HAVE SIMILAR ISSUES. THE CAR WITH REVVED UP AND LURCHED BACKWARDS AND ALSO FORWARDS WHICH IS VERY SCARY AND DANGEROUS. I'VE HAD ISSUES WITH GETTING THE CAR TO GO ABOVE A CERTAIN SPEED AS WELL. I WILL PUT THE CAR INTO REVERSE AND EASE MY FOOT OFF THE BRAKE AND NOT EVEN TOUCH THE GAS PEDAL AND FLY BACKWARDS. I AM TERRIFIED THAT ONE OF THESE DAYS I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO STOP THE CAR. I AM GOING TO HAVE IT FIXED BUT FROM READING OTHERS EXPERIENCES IT ONLY SOLVES THE PROBLEM FOR A YEAR OR TWO AND THEN THEY ARE BACK TO THE START AGAIN. IT SEEMS EVEN THIS WEBSITE HAS OVER 5 PAGES OF COMPLAINTS DON'T YOU THINK IT IS TIME TO DO SOMETHING? *TR

08/18/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/17/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

AS OF THIS PART FRIDAY, I HAD THE MOTOR MOUNT TORQUE INSERT REPLACED. THERE WAS BAD SHIFTING, LUNGING & LOSS OF GAS MILEAGE FOR THE PAST FEW MONTHS. I HAVE NOTICED THAT THIS WAS NOT HAPPENING IN THE COOLER WEATHER; JUST SINCE IT HAS GOTTEN HOTTER & HAVING TO RUN THE A/C ON MAXIMUM. THE CAR WAS LUNGING BY ITSELF IN REVERSE & DRIVE. DROVE IT HOME; DID GREAT. RAN ALOT OF ERRANDS TODAY & THE EMISSION/TRANSMISSION LIGHT CAME ON; VEHICLE STALLED, NO COMPRESSION. A BIT OF WHINING (TRANSMISSION ISSUES) I WILL GET IT INTO THE MECHANIC MONDAY A.M., BUT FROM PREVIOUS COMMENTS FROM OTHER OWNERS, THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM. AGAIN, DEFINITELY NOT A GOOD THING W/A 2 1/2 YEAR OLD IN THE VEHICLE ALMOST ALL THE TIME. CHECKED TO SEE IF ANY RECALLS & FORD SAYS NOTHING. LOOKS AS THOUGH THE LAST UPDATE WAS IN THE END OF 2012. MAYBE FORD IS GOING TO PULL THIS TOGETHER & TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS. THIS IS A GREAT CAR OTHER THAN THAT. *TR

08/07/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/22/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK021X6G******
Summary

IN CA FOR FUNERAL, CHECK ENGINE (WRENCH) LIGHT CAME ON. WE BROUGHT THE CAR TO KEN GRODY FORD IN BUENA PARK. THEY AT FIRST SAID TRANSMISSION COULD BE FIXED, BUT DURING NEXT DIAGNOSTICS, THE TRANSMISSION FROZE. REBUILT TRANS ORDERED FROM FORD. CAR LEFT THERE, WE RENTED ONE AND CAME HOME. OUR DAUGHTER DROVE THE CAR HOME ON 7/3/13, GOT 300 MILES IN TO TRIP, TRANSMISSION LOCKED UP, NO POWER. TOWED TO BERGE FORD IN MESA, AZ WHERE WE LIVE. A SECOND TRANSMISSION PUT IN. SEVERAL INCIDENTS OF LEAKAGE, THEN PICKED CAR UP ON 8/1/13, GOT ONE MILE ON FREEWAY, SMOKE COMING OUT OF BACK END. VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION NOW TWICE FOR THIS TRANSMISSION. IT IS NOW 8/6/13, CAR STILL NOT FIXED. *TR

07/29/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 11/17/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDKD61X6G******
Summary

VEHICLE IS LUNGING FORWARD WHILE IN PARK AND ALSO THE TRANSMISSION. THERE HAS NOT BEEN AN ACCIDENT INVOLVING THIS VEHICLE YET BUT THE WAY IT IS GOING IT IS A MATTER OF TIME. *TR

07/26/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/04/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01176G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE LUNGED FORWARD WHEN IT WAS FIRST STARTED. IN ADDITION, WHEN TRAVELING AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS THE VEHICLE WOULD LOSE POWER. THE CONTACT HAD TO STOP, SHUT OFF THE VEHICLE AND RESTART WHENEVER THE FAILURE OCCURRED. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER WHERE THE THROTTLE BODY WAS CLEANED AND THE PCM WAS RE-PROGRAMMED, BUT THE FAILURE STILL RECURRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 87,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 95,000.

07/24/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 07/24/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK02126G******
Summary

I OWN A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE WHICH I PURCHASED IN 2006. I HAVE HAD SOME PAST EXPERIENCES WITH WHAT APPEARED TO BE THE TRANSMISSION SLIPPING WHEN MILEAGE WAS AROUND 50,000. THE WRENCH LIGHT WOULD COME ON, BUT THEN THE CAR WOULD RESUME AS NORMAL AND THE WRENCH LIGHT WOULD GO OFF. I WAS TOLD BY THE DEALERSHIP SERVICE DEPARTMENT, THAT UNLESS THEY WERE IN THE AUTO WHEN IT HAPPENED OR THE LIGHT WAS ON, THEY COULD NOT RUN A CODE OR DETERMINE THE CAUSE. MY FREESTYLE NOW HAS 108,000 MILES AND THIS MORNING I WAS ON THE HIGHWAY TO WORK, THE TRANSMISSION SLIGHTLY SLIPPED AND THEN WHEN I ACCELERATED, I HAD NO POWER. I WAS ABLE TO ROLL TO A SIDE ROAD FOR SAFETY. I TURNED MY AUTO OFF AND THEN ON, PUT IT IN DRIVE AND REVERSE AND NEITHER GEARS WORKED. MY AUTOMOBILE WOULD NOT MOVE. I HAVE TALKED TO TWO FORD DEALERSHIP SERVICE DEPARTMENTS AND THEY TELL ME IT WILL BE AROUND $6000 (GIVE OR TAKE) TO REPLACE THE TRANSMISSION. THEY SAID THAT NO ONE WILL "REPAIR IT" DUE TO THE "CVT" TRANSMISSION. I HAD TO HAVE IT TOWED AND MISSED WORK BECAUSE OF THIS. FORD SHOULD PAY, NOT THEIR CUSTOMERS. I WANT RESTITUTION. FORD NEEDS TO RECALL THESE AUTOMOBILES AND REPLACE THE TRANSMISSION WITH ONE THAT THEY KNOW IS NOT FAULTY. THEY ALSO NEED TO PAY FOR A RENTAL AUTO WHILE MY TRANSMISSION IS BEING REPLACED WITH A NEW/RELIABLE/SAFE ONE. I AM VERY UPSET AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHERE TO GO FROM HERE. I HAVE TAKEN GREAT CARE OF MY AUTOMOBILE, REGULAR MAINTENANCE DONE REGULARLY AND IT LOOKS NEW. HAD I OF BEEN ON THE INTERSTATE, I COULD HAVE BEEN IN A SERIOUS ACCIDENT. *TR

07/18/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/22/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01116G******
Summary

THE VEHICLE WAS IDLE WHILE I WAS WAITING TO ENTER INTO TRAFFIC AND IT LUNGED FORWARD MULTIPLE TIME. I SHUT THE CAR OFF AND WHEN I STARTED IT AGAIN IT DID NOT RESPOND WHEN I PLACED IT IN DRIVE OR REVERSED. AFTER THAT IT SEEMS TO LUNGE FORWARD WHENEVER IT WANTS TO WITHOUT ANY REASON. I STARTED TO READ ABOUT RELATED ISSUES ON LINE AND HOW OWNERS WERE CONTACT ABOUT THIS POSSIBLE ISSUE BUT I WAS NOT. THIS IS A VERY BIG SAFETY ISSUE. *TR

07/17/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/10/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01146G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 5 MPH, THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED AND THE VEHICLE LUNGED FORWARD UNEXPECTEDLY. THE FAILURE RECURRED THREE TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER, WHO WAS UNABLE TO DUPLICATE THE PROBLEM. THE TECHNICIAN OFFERED TO CLEAN THE THROTTLE AT THEIR EXPENSE. THE VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 98,862. RETURNED BY USPS ON 9/10/2013. 2ND ATTEMPT ON 9/12/2013 FAILED. *KB

07/11/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/27/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02166G******
Summary

HAD GONE THRU FAST FOOD DRIVE THRU AND PARKED BRIEFLY TO EAT. LEFT VEHICLE RUNNING WITH A/C ON. PUT VEHICLE IN REVERSE TO BACK OUT OF PARKING SPACE. VEHICLE LUNGED BACKWARDS ACROSS THE DRIVEWAY. HIT BRAKES QUICKLY AND DID NOT HIT ANYONE OR OTHER CARS. THEN WHEN PULLING OUT ONTO MAIN ROAD, VEHICLE ALTERNATELY RACED AND SPUTTERED. TOOK TO FORD DEALERSHIP WHERE THEY REPLACED THROTTLE BODY FOR $905.30. REQUESTED REFUND OF REPAIR CHARGE UNDER CUST SAT PROGRAM 12N03. DENIED BECAUSE DEALERSHIP DID NOT NOTE 'SURGE' IN WORK ORDER OR INCLUDE ANY TROUBLE CODES ON INVOICE. *TR

07/09/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02186G******
Summary

DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD, PRESS ON THE GAS PEDAL TO ACCELERATE - THE TRACTION CONTROL AND WRENCH LIGHT COME ON, THE ENGINE REVS, RPMS GO UP, CAR DECELERATES AND WON'T GO OVER 40 MPH. TRACTION CONTROL LIGHT GOES OFF, WRENCH LIGHT STAYS ON. HAVE TO PULL OFF THE ROAD TO STOP AND RESTART THE CAR - WRENCH LIGHT GOES OFF. HAPPENED 5 TIMES WHEN I WAS DRIVING OVER THE MOUNTAIN ON I-40 FROM TENNESSEE TO NORTH CAROLINA. NOT A LOT OF ROOM TO BE STOPPING ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. PUTS EVERYONE IN A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. HAVE BEEN LIVING WITH THIS FOR OVER 2 YEARS. HAVE SEEN MANY OTHER FREESTYLE OWNERS WITH THE SAME PROBLEM. IT IS TIME FOR FORD TO RECALL THE CAR AND FIX THE PROBLEM. *TR

07/09/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/19/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01156G******
Summary

FORD FREESTYLE LUNGES WHEN IM OFF OF PARK IN BOTH DRIVE AND REVERSE. *TR

07/09/2013
Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Incident Date: 07/02/2013
Crash: No
Fire: Yes
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06166G******
Summary

THE PASSENGER SIDE PUDDLE LIGHT UNDER THE MIRROR WAS SMOKING. I'D HAD THE DRIVER SIDE DOOR AND TRUNK OPEN FOR JUST ABOUT THREE MINUTES WHEN SOMEONE PASSING BY BROUGHT IT TO MY ATTENTION THAT THE RIGHT SIDE MIRROR WAS SMOKING. YOU COULD SMELL PLASTIC BURNING AND FEEL THE HEAT WHEN YOU TOUCHED THE MIRROR. AFTER A PERIOD OF TIME IT STOPPED SMOKING. THE FOLLOWING DAY JULY 3RD IT HAPPENED AGAIN. I DECIDED NOT DRIVE THE CAR FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS RATHER THAN CHANCING ANY ADDITIONAL DAMAGE. I TOOK THE CAR TO THE LINCOLN DEALER ON MONDAY WHERE THEY CUT THE WIRE FOR THE PUDDLE LIGHT AND SHOWED ME THE DAMAGE TO THE UNIT. I WAS TOLD THAT TO REPAIR THIS I WOULD HAVE TO REPLACE THE ENTIRE MIRROR ASSEMBLY AT A COST OF $500.00. AT THIS POINT I AM UNDECIDED AS TO WHAT I WILL DO. APPARENTLY THIS IS A PROBLEM THAT FORD KNOWS ABOUT, BUT I COULD NOT FIND ANY TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS. I DID FIND NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS ABOUT THIS PARTICULAR PROBLEM WITH THE PUDDLE LIGHTS NOT JUST LIMITED TO THE FREESTYLE. *TR

07/06/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/06/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06176G******
Summary

VEHICLE WAS PARKED FOR APPROXIMATELY 15MINS, SITTING IDLE. I SHIFTED TO REVERSE AND SLOWLY RELEASED BRAKE PEDAL. VEHICLE RPMS SURGED TO ~2000RPM AND VEHICLE ACCELERATED IN THE REVERSE DIRECTION RAPIDLY. VEHICLE WAS HALTED BY A HARD BRAKE RESPONSE. I NEARLY COLLIDED WITH ANOTHER VEHICLE. LEAVING THE VEHICLE IN REVERSE AND HOLDING THE BRAKE FIRMLY, RPMS OSCILLATED BETWEEN 800-2000 REPETITIVELY (APPROXIMATELY 1-2 SECONDS PER OSCILLATION). VEHICLE EVENTUALLY STALLED. I HAVE NOTICED THIS BEHAVIOR FREQUENTLY, AND FOUND IT CAN OCCUR IN THE FORWARD OR REVERSE DIRECTIONS. FORDS CLAIM THAT RPM ONLY FLARES ~1300 IN WORST CASE IS FALSE. THE CLAIM THAT A THE VEHICLE WILL ONLY ACCELERATE TO 4 MPH IS FALSE. THE ACCELERATION EXPERIENCED BY THIS FLAW IS VERY ACUTE AND COULD EASILY RESULT IN INJURY AND/OR DEATH; ESPECIALLY GIVEN THE AGGRAVATING FACTOR THAT IT OCCURS MOST FREQUENTLY IN LOW SPEED AREAS (DRIVEWAYS, PARKING LOTS WITH PEDESTRIANS, TRAFFIC STOPS, ETC...). *TR

07/05/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 09/14/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

MY 2006 FORD FREESTYLE HAS HAD THIS HAPPEN BEFORE AND NOW IT IS HAPPENING AGAIN. THE CAR WILL LUNGE FORWARD AT LOW SPEEDS. WHEN THIS OCCURRED BEFORE THE DEALERSHIP REPLACED THE THROTTLE BODY AND IT COST ABOUT $700. HERE ALMOST TWO YEARS LATER, IT IS DOING IT AGAIN. THERE IS NO WAY OF KNOWING WHEN IT WILL DO IT, AND IS A MAJOR SAFETY HAZARD. I CANNOT AFFORD TO PAY TO REPLACE THIS PART EVERY OTHER YEAR. FROM READING ONLINE FORUMS, IT SEEMS TO BE A MAJOR PROBLEM WITH THIS VEHICLE. FORD NEEDS TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY AND FIND A FIX THAT WILL NOT HAPPEN AGAIN. YET FORD DOES NOTHING ABOUT IT!! *TR

06/28/2013
Components: ENGINE
Incident Date: 03/10/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 65 MPH, THE WRENCH WARNING ICON ILLUMINATED ACCOMPANIED WITH A SLIGHT REDUCTION IN ENGINE POWER. THE VEHICLE WAS MANEUVERED TO THE SIDE OF THE ROADWAY AND RESUMED NORMALLY AFTER SEVERAL MOMENTS. THE FAILURE RECURRED FIVE TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER, WHO WAS UNABLE TO LOCATE A PROBLEM. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE DEFECT. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 80,000. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE.

06/28/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/26/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02126G******
Summary

I TURNED LEFT AT THE TRAFFIC LIGHT AND THE CAR WAS HAVING TROUBLE ACCELERATING. THEN I NOTICED THE WRENCH SYMBOL ON THE DASH BOARD LIGHT UP. ALTHOUGH THE CAR WAS MOVING FORWARD IT WAS NOT DOING SO AS IT WOULD HAVE NORMALLY. WENT HOME AND TURNED IT OFF. I TOOK IT TO THE DEALERSHIP AND THEY HAVE TOLD ME I NEED A NEW THROTTLE BODY. THIS WILL BE THE SECOND REPLACEMENT OF THAT PART SINCE WE HAVE OWNED THE CAR( IT WAS PURCHASED NEW IN APRIL OF 2006). SO IT WILL BE THE THIRD THROTTLE BODY IN THAT CAR IN SEVEN YEARS. WHETHER THIS IS A PART FLAW OR A DESIGN FLAW ON THE PART OF FORD OR IT'S MANUFACTURING FACILITIES SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE ABOUT THIS. I HAVE READ SO MANY COMPLAINTS ONLINE ABOUT THIS PROBLEM IT SEEMS IT WOULD BE TIME FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO STEP IN AND MAKE THEM PAY FOR THE REPAIRS, AS I'M SURE THERE ARE MANY. IT WAS NICE OF THE TAX PAYERS TO BAIL OUT THE AUTO INDUSTRY WHEN THEY NEEDED IT, SO WHAT ABOUT US , THE CONSUMER, DON'T WE COUNT. WE'RE THE PEOPLE THAT KEEP IT IN BUSINESS IN THE FIRST PLACE.I'M HOPING SINCE THIS IS MY SECOND REPORT TO YOU THAT PERHAPS A PATTERN IS EMERGING ENOUGH, FOR SOMETHING TO BE DONE ABOUT THIS PROBLEM FOR ALL OF US. *TR

06/27/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/15/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02126G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE IN REVERSE WITH THE BRAKES DEPRESSED, THE ENGINE RPMS INCREASED AS THE VEHICLE JERKED IN REVERSE. THE SAME FAILURE RECURRED WHILE STOPPED AT A LIGHT WITH THE BRAKES DEPRESSED. THE VEHICLE ALSO DECELERATED WHILE THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING HIGHWAY SPEEDS. THE CONTACT NOTICED THE FAILURE OCCURRED MOSTLY WHEN THE WEATHER WAS WARM AND WHEN THE AIR CONDITIONER WAS ACTIVATED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARD OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 73,000. *TR

06/26/2013
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 04/27/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06185G******
Summary

THE FREESTYLE CUT OUT ON THE INTERSTATE. LUCKILY IT WAS IN THE BREAKDOWN LANE AND NO CARS WERE COMING. AN 8 YEAR OLD WAS IN THE CAR AS WELL. AFTER SPENDING $1200 ON REPAIRS THE FREESTYLE STILL LEAKS, AND IS HAVING THE SAME PROBLEMS WITH CUTTING OUT, LEAKING INTO THE CAR AND ALL THE LIGHTS COMING ON. WE HAVE SPENT OVER $1200 TO FIX, AND THE CAR STILL HAS THE SAME PROBLEMS. THE DEALERSHIP WANTS US TO SPEND ANOTHER $1000, AND THEY CAN NOT GUARANTEE THAT WILL FIX THE PROBLEM, AS ANOTHER FREESTYLE HERE IN BOONE HAS HAD THE SAME ISSUES. *TR

06/24/2013
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Incident Date: 06/24/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02166G******
Summary

THIS CAR HAS A KNOWN ISSUE, WHICH I EXPERIENCED, WHERE CARBON DEPOSITS IN THE THROTTLE BODY CAUSE IT TO SURGE OR STALL UNEXPECTEDLY. THE REMEDY AS GIVEN BY FORD IS TO HAVE THE THROTTLE BODY CLEANED AND THE COMPUTER (PCM) REPROGRAMMED. LOOKING IN TO VARIOUS FORUMS FOR INFORMATION ON THE TOPIC, SUCH AS EDMUNDS AND FREESTYLE OWNER FORUMS, MANY OWNERS REPORT THE PROBLEM RECURRING AFTER THIS FIX HAD BEEN IMPLEMENTED, MOSTLY A FEW 10'S OF THOUSANDS OF MILES LATER. OTHERS, WHO HAD THEIR THROTTLE BODIES COMPLETELY REPLACED, WITH A THROTTLE OF NEWER DESIGN, REPORT NO FURTHER ISSUES AT ANY REPORTED RANGE. I AM ASKING WHY FORD IS ALLOWED TO TEMPORARILY BANDAGE A KNOWN SAFETY ISSUE, THAT IS ALSO KNOWN TO RECUR AFTER THIS FIX HAS BEEN IMPLEMENTED, RATHER THAT APPLYING WHAT SEEMS TO BE A PERMANENT SAFETY FIX, REPLACEMENT OF THE THROTTLE? THE SURGING IS BAD ENOUGH THAT HAD I NOT EXPERIENCED IT PREVIOUSLY, AND BEEN SEMI-ANTICIPATING IT, I WOULD HAVE BEEN PUSHED INTO AN INTERSECTION AND INTO TRAFFIC. NONETHELESS, THE CAR DID MOVE FORWARD SEVERAL FEET. THIS WAS ON MY TRIP TO THE FORD DEALERSHIP (24 JUNE 2013) TO HAVE THE PRESCRIBED FIX APPLIED. I DO NOT BELIEVE A TEMPORARY FIX, ONE THAT ALLOWS TO PROBLEM TO RECUR, IS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF PUBLIC SAFETY, AND THAT FORD SHOULD, INSTEAD, FOCUS ON A PERMANENT FIX TO ITS SAFETY ISSUE. I WOULD LIKE TO NOTE, THOSE WHO HAVE HAD THEIR THROTTLES REPLACED STATE THE NEW ONE IS OF A DIFFERENT DESIGN. FOR EXAMPLE: THE NEW ONE IS A NON-HEATED BODY, VS THE PREVIOUS DESIGN WHICH HAS A HEATED BODY, WHICH IS SUSPECT TO FAILURE. THE OLD THROTTLE (5F9Z-9E926-AA) VS THE NEW ONES (6F9Z-9E926-A) ARE DESIGNATED BY THE DIFFERENT PARTS NUMBERS PROVIDED, FURTHER SHOWING FORD'S KNOWLEDGE THE OLD (HEATED) VERSION OF THE THROTTLE IS, ITSELF, CAUSING THE SAFETY ISSUE, AND THAT THEIR ONE-TIME FIX IS ONLY TEMPORARY. *TR

06/21/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,ENGINE
Incident Date: 03/01/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

THIS CAR IS ABSOLUTE JUNK AND EXTREMELY UNSAFE! YES, I'VE HAD THE SAME THROTTLE BODY ISSUE AS EVERYONE ELSE, AND AFTER I TOOK IT TO FORD FOR THE "WARRANTY" IT GOT WORSE! INSTEAD OF SURGING AT LOW SPEEDS, NOW THE ENTIRE VEHICLES PULSES...LIGHTS, ENGINE, INSTRUMENT PANEL, ETC. AT 60MPH THE ENGINE WILL RANDOMLY SPUTTER AN THE RPM'S WILL SHOOT WAY UP - EVERY LIGHT GOES BRIGHT/DIM, THE ENGINE IDLE GOES UP AND DOWN, THE AIR CONDITIONING PULSES AND EVENTUALLY TURNS ITSELF ON AND OFF - THEN SUDDENLY THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER GOES NUTS WITH THE SPEEDOMETER GOING FROM MY SPEED DOWN TO 0 AND BACK UP, WRENCH AND ALL KINDS OF OTHER LIGHTS FLASHING, CHARGING SYSTEM ERRORS - IT'S INSANE. I TOOK IT BACK TO FORD AND THEY SAID IT WAS A LOOSE BATTERY CABLE (!) AND OF COURSE AFTER I PICKED IT UP IT DID THE EXACT SAME STUFF GOING BACK HOME. NOW IT APPEARS I NEED TO REPLACE ALL 6 COILS AND THE COMPUTER FOR ABOUT $1500 - THIS THING IS ONLY WORTH $3500 AT THIS POINT AND I STILL OWE $9000 - IT'S A NIGHTMARE. ALSO HAVING THE TRANSMISSION ISSUES - DOESN'T WANT TO GO WHEN YOU FIRST PUT IT INTO GEAR AND KIND OF HOPS AT LOW SPEEDS - I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW MUCH THAT WILL COST. I HAVE TWO SMALL KIDS AND DEPEND ON THIS VEHICLE TO GET ME TO WORK AND GET MY FAMILY WHERE WE NEED TO GO AN I'M SCARED EVERY TIME I GET IN THE THING...WITH SO MANY OF THESE HAVING THE EXACT SAME PROBLEMS I REALLY DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW FORD EXECS CAN LIVE WITH THEMSELVES AND NOT REPLACE THESE FAILING PARTS. SOMEONE IS GOING TO GET KILLED, IF THEY HAVEN'T ALREADY - I'M DESPERATELY TRYING TO FIND A WAY TO UNLOAD THIS THING! *TR

06/19/2013
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/19/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK02106G******
Summary

AFFECTED PART: THROTTLE BODY. TWO YRS AGO WE HAD OUR CAR REPAIRED FOR A THROTTLE BODY ISSUE OUR CAR WAS LUNGING FORWARD AGGRESSIVELY AND SOMETIMES STALLED. IT WAS A TERRIBLE SAFETY ISSUE, B/C IT WAS ALSO HAPPENING WHEN MY FOOT WAS ON THE BRAKE. THERE WAS NO RECALL AT THAT TIME WHEN WE TOOK THE CAR TO ONE FORD DEALERSHIP. THEY REPAIRED THE THROTTLE BODY AND THE CAR RAN FOR 2 YRS WITHOUT THE SAME PROBLEM. UNFORTUNATELY, HERE WE ARE 2 YRS LATER, & OUR CAR IS AT ANOTHER FORD DEALERSHIP THE THROTTLE BODY NEEDS TO BE REPLACED. WE HAVE SPENT SO MUCH ALREADY, AND NOW WE HAVE TO PAY $1700 TO FIX THE THROTTLE BODY & ALSO THE ALTERNATOR. THERE ARE SO MANY FORD FREESTYLE OWNERS WHO HAVE HAD THIS SAME ISSUE WHY HASN'T A RECALL BEEN ISSUED? I JUST FOUND OUT TODAY THAT THERE WAS A CUSTOMER SERVICE SATISFACTION PROGRAM FOR JUST A CLEANING BACK IN NOV 2012. I DID NOT RECEIVE THIS LETTER, BUT IT WILL NOT HELP US ANYWAY SINCE THE THROTTLE BODY IS NO LONGER USABLE. *TR

06/19/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/17/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06186G******
Summary

THE VEHICLE MAKES A LOUND RUMBLING NOISE AT LOW SPEED. DEALER (LINDSAY FORD OF SILVER SPRING, MD) HAS HAD THE CAR FOR 2 DAYS AND DID NOT DIAGNOSE OR REPAIR. TECH SAYS IT'S BECAUSE OF TRANSMISSION GOING BAD BUT THEY ARE NOT SURE. THEY SAY THEY ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE PARTS OR SERVICE AND CAR MAY BREAK DOWN ANYTIME. *TR

06/17/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/16/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE AT A COMPLETE STOP WITH HER FOOT ON THE BRAKE, THE VEHICLE ERRONEOUSLY ACCELERATED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS PREVIOUSLY REPAIRED UNDER A MANUFACTURER'S RECALL FOR THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED ABOUT THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

06/06/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/14/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZ01506GA******
Summary

I PURCHASED THIS VEHICLE USED FROM A FORD DEALER IN 2009. ABOUT A YEAR AFTER PURCHASE, I BEGAN TO NOTICE TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS WITH THE CVT TRANSMISSION. WITHOUT ANY WARNING THE VEHICLE WILL EXPERIENCE AN UNEXPECTED FAILURE. THIS VEHICLE IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS DUE TO SUDDEN PROBLEMS CAUSED BY THE TYPE OF TRANSMISSION. ALL OF A SUDDEN THE VEHICLE CAN LOSE SPEED, WRENCH LIGHT WILL COME ON, BRAKES WILL STOP FUNCTIONINGPROPERLY, AND OCCASIONALLY JUMP. THREE DIFFERENT MECHANICS HAVE CONFIRMED THE PROBLEM IS DUE TO THE TRANSMISSION. ONE MECHANIC ONLY WORKS ON TRANSMISSIONS . FORD IS LUCKY MORE PEOPLE HAVE NOT BEEN INJURED AS A RESULT OF THE MULTITUDE OF PROBLEMS RELATED TO THE TRANNSMITTION CHOICE. ALSO I FIND IT INTRESTING THAT FORD MADE THE DISISION TO BUILD A REPLICA OF THE FORD FREE STYLE AND CALL IT A TAURUS X. ONE OF THE FEW CHANGES THEY MADE TO THE TAURUS X WAS THE TYPE OF TRANSMISSION THEY USED. *TR

06/06/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 01/03/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK02106G******
Summary

CAR LURCHES FORWARD IN LOW SPEED WITHOUT TOUCHING THE GAS PEDDLE OR, IF LIGHTLY TOUCHING GAS PEDDLE, CAR JUMPS FORWARD AS IF GAS PEDDLE IS PUSHED DOWN HARD. KNOWN PROBLEM WITH CVT TRANSMISSION. RECALL TO CLEAN THROTTLE BODY WAS RECEIVED AND FOLLOWED THRU ON WITH NO RESULTS. *TR

06/03/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 05/30/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I RECENTLY BOUGHT A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. 2 WEEKS AFTER I BOUGHT IT I STARTED HAVING PROBLEMS WITH IT LUNGING. THIS IS VERY SCARY. IT ALSO HAS ISSUES WITH POWER FADING IN AND OUT. I FEEL THAT MY FAMILY IS BEING PUT AT RISK AS WELL AS THE PUBLIC. THESE TRANSMISSIONS NEED TO BE RECALLED. I AM DEATHLY AFRAID I AM GOING TO HIT SOMEONE OR SOMETHING WHEN IT LUNGES. I DON'T THINK IT'S FAIR TO BE FORCED TO DRIVE A CAR THAT CAUSES YOU TO BE STRESSED OUT. THIS ISSUE SEEMS TO BE VERY WIDESPREAD ACROSS THE COUNTRY AS I HAVE SEEN HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF POSTS OF CONSUMERS WHO ARE VERY UPSET THAT NOBODY IS DOING ANYTHING ABOUT THESE ISSUES. FORD NEEDS TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THIS. THEY KNOW THERE ARE PROBLEMS BUT DO NOTHING ABOUT IT. PLEASE HELP!!!! *TR

06/03/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 05/30/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK05136G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 20 MPH, THE VEHICLE HESITATED TO ACCELERATE AND FAILED TO SHIFT GEARS. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER, WHO STATED THAT THE MEDTRONICS MAIN CONTROL NEEDED REPLACING. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE WAS REPORTED TO THE MANUFACTURER. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 62,000. ...UPDATED 07-10-13 *BF

06/03/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 04/19/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02136G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE ERRONEOUSLY ACCELERATED INTERMITTENTLY WHILE DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS. THE FAILURE OCCURRED IN BOTH DRIVE AND REVERSE. THE CONTACT ALSO MENTIONED THAT THE FAILURE OCCURRED WHENEVER THE AIR CONDITIONING WAS ACTIVE. THE VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 64,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 137,000. *TR

05/31/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 05/18/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK03146G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT SHIFT OUT OF SECOND GEAR. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER AND THE CONTACT WAS TOLD THAT THE CONTROL VARIABLE TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE AND THE CURRENT MILEAGES WERE 92,000. *TR

05/19/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/13/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01196G******
Summary

SINCE ABOUT JUNE OF 2012, WRENCH INDICATOR WILL INTERMITTENTLY COME ON AFTER DRIVING 30-100 MILES. I STOP THE VEHICLE, TURN OFF THE IGNITION AND AFTER A FEW SECONDS TURN THE IGNITION ON AND IT SEEMS OK. SOMETIMES I CAN GO OVER 100 MILES WITHOUT THE PROBLEM. THERE ARE TIMES WHEN THE ENGINE LIGHT COMES ON AFTER THE WRENCH BUT THIS INDICATOR STAYS ON AFTER TURNING THE IGNITION BACK ON AND STAYS ON FOR A DAY OR TWO. THE LOCAL FORD DEALERSHIP SAYS THIS IS A MOST LIKELY A CVT PROBLEM BUT I HAVE NO ASSURANCE THAT THIS WILL BE THE FIX. I HAVE RESEARCHED THIS PROBLEM ON THE INTERNET AND HAVE NOTICED THAT I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE WITH THIS PROBLEM. FROM THE BLOGS I'VE READ, FORD SHOULD HAVE A RECALL ADDRESSING THIS SPECIFIC PROBLEM. THERE IS A RECALL ADDRESSING A SURGE, BUT THIS IS DIFFERENT. *TR

05/04/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 04/26/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01176G******
Summary

I TRIED STARTING THE CAR AND WHEN I WENT TO PUT IT INTO REVERSE TO BACK UP THE TRANSMISSION DID NOT ENGAGE. IT SUDDENLY LURCHED BACKWARDS AND THE SAME THING HAPPENED WHEN I PUT THE CAR INTO DRIVE. THERE IS ABOUT A 10 SECOND DELAY AND THEN IT LURCHES. ONE TIME WHILE DRIVING THE CAR, IT SLIPPED OUT OF GEAR AND STARTED TO REV THE RPM OVER 3000 IT TRIED TO ENGAGE THE GEAR BUT THEN STALLED IN TRAFFIC. I TOOK THE CAR TO THE FORD DEALERSHIP AND THEY HOOKED IT UP TO A DIAGNOSTIC MACHINE. THEY SAID THAT THERE IS A DELAY IN BUILDING UP PRESSURE TO GO INTO GEARS. THEY SAID THAT THEY DID NOT KNOW WHAT WAS CAUSING IT BUT THEY SUSPECTED THE HIGH PRESSURE FILTER NEEDED TO BE CHANGED. THAT COST WAS 800 DOLLARS. AFTER CHANGING THE FILTER THERE WAS NO CHANGE. I NO LONGER FEEL SAFE DRIVING THIS CAR AND DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO ABOUT TRYING TO REPAIR IT. FORD SAID THAT YOU CAN GET USED TRANSMISSION FROM JUNKYARDS BUT THIS SEEMS TO BE A COMMON ISSUE. I DID BRING IT IN TO THE DEALERSHIP IN JANUARY TO HAVE THE THROTTLE BODY CLEANED FOR THE RECALL. I'M HIGHLY AGITATED THAT FORD WILL NOT STAND BY THEIR VEHICLE. *TR

05/01/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 09/07/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK02156G******
Summary

I PURCHASED MY 2006 FORD FREESTYLE AS A USED VEHICLE IN 8/2011. I HAVE HAD NOTHING BUT PROBLEM AFTER PROBLEM WITH THIS VEHICLE. IT STARTED WITH AC ISSUE IN 9/2011. THEN SURGING/BRAKING ISSUES OFF AND ON FOR ALMOST A YEAR. I COULDN'T GET THE DEALERSHIP WHERE I PURCHASES IT OR AN ACTUAL FORD DEALERSHIP TO REPAIR THE SURGING/BRAKING ISSUE BECAUSE THEY COULDN'T GET THE PROBLEM TO REPEAT WHEN I BROUGHT IT IN. IT WASN'T UNTIL I RECEIVED THE SERVICE LETTER FOR THIS ISSUE THAT MY COMPLAINT WAS JUSTIFIED AND THE RECOMMENDED REPAIRS WHERE DONE AS PER STATED BY THE MANUFACTURER LETTER. THIS REPAIR WASN'T DONE UNTIL 1/2013. DURING THAT TIME I HAVE ALSO HAD TO REPLACE THE WATER PUMP AND HARMONIZE BALANCER. NOW, 5/2013 MY TORQUE CONVERTER AND/OR CVT IS GOING OUT. BASICALLY, ALL THE COMPLAINTS THAT ARE OUT THERE ON THIS VEHICLE I HAVE THE MISFORTUNE OF BEING ALL IN THIS ONE VEHICLE. I WISH THERE WAS A RECALL ON THIS VEHICLE BECAUSE I DESPERATELY NEED OUT OF THIS MONEY TRAP AND OWE MORE ON IT THAN IT'S WORTH. PLEASE HELP SOON TO BE STRANDED SINGLE MOM OF 3. *TR

04/30/2013
Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING,VISIBILITY
Incident Date: 04/26/2013
Crash: No
Fire: Yes
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK021X6G******
Summary

WHILE THE CAR WAS IN ARE GARAGE AND AFTER OPENING DOOR THE PUDDLE LIGHT ON THE RIGHT SIDE MIRROR STARTED SMOKING AND SPARKING. FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS CALL AND CHECKED CAR AFTER DISCONNECTING BATTERY. PUDDLE LIGHT HAS BURN AREA AND WIRING TO IT WAS BURNT. FUSE DID NOT BLOW , LIGHT STOPPED BURNING AFTER WIRES BROCK . FORD DEALER SAYS TO REPLAY LIGHT YOU HAVE TO REPLACE WHOLE MIRROR UNIT APROX COST $300. *TR

04/12/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 04/05/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01136G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 75 MPH, THE VEHICLE DECELERATED INDEPENDENTLY AND THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT STOPPED AT THE SHOULDER AND RESTARTED THE VEHICLE BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE VEHICLE WAS INSPECTED BY THE DEALER WHERE THE CAUSE OF FAILURE WAS NOT DETERMINED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 118,000.

04/11/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 12/19/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06176G******
Summary

WE HAD PURCHASED OUR FORD FREESTYLE 2006 IN JULY OF 2011 WITH 59000 MILES. HAD THE VEHICLE SERVICED AND TRANS CLEANED IN SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER(2011) OF THAT YEAR AT 65000. IN DECEMBER WE STARTED TO HAVE TROUBLES. THE WRENCH LIGHT STARTED COMING ON, THEN I WOULD BE ABLE TO START VEHICLE BUT NOT MOVE. ONE DAY AS I WAS BRINGING MY CHILD TO SCHOOL THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT ACCELERATE AND THEN IT WOULD. AT THIS POINT I TURNED THE VEHICLE OFF AND HAD IT TOWED. COME TO FIND OUT THE TRANSMISSION WAS DEAD. WE HAD TO DISH OUT OVER $5000.00 FOR A NEW TRANSMISSION WITH A WARRENTY FROM FORD. WE ALSO HAD THE FLUIDS CHECKED TO MAKE SURE IT WASNT THEIR FAULT, ALL CAME BACK CLEAN. IN THE STATEMENT IT SAID IT WAS DUE TO TRANSMISSION FAILURE. MY CONCERN IS THAT WHEN I STARTED HAVING PROBLEMS IT HAPPENED IN THE MIDDLE OF A SCHOOL PARKING LOT WHEN I WAS DROPPING MY CHILD OFF. HAD A CHILD WALKED BY WHEN IT WAS ACTING WEIRD THEY COULD HAVE BEEN HURT. I ALSO FEEL THAT AFTER DRIVING ONLY 10,000 MILES WITH IT AND HAVING TO BUY A NEW TRANSMISSION FOR IT, I FEEL FORD IS NOT PROVIDING THEIR COSTUMERS WITH RELIABLE SERVICE. I FEEL THEIR SHOULD BE A RECALL ON THESE MODELS. WE PAID THE SAME AMOUNT FOR THIS VEHICLE AS IT WOULD HAVE COST FOR A NEWER MODEL. BEING A FAMILY ON A LOW BUDGET THIS SET US BACK FOR ALONG WHILE. PLUS, WE HAD A CARFAX AND THE PREVIOUS OWNER HAD MAINTAINED THE VEHICLE VERY WELL. *TR

04/09/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 03/27/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK03126G******
Summary

A FEW WEEKS AGO I WAS BACKING OUT OF THE DRIVEWAY IN THE MORNING (IT WAS COLD & FROSTY). WHEN I PUT THE VEHICLE INTO REVERSE IT STARTED TO BACK OUT BUT THEN WOULDN'T ACCELERATE. I PUSHED HARDER ON THE ACCELERATOR AND IT REVVED AND FINALLY WENT. THE CAR FELT OFF' WHILE DRIVING (SHAKY & NOT FULLY UNDER CONTROL-LIKE RIDING A BICYCLE WHEN THE CHAIN SLIPS BUT ISN'T COMPLETELY OFF). THE WRENCH LIGHT TURNED ON BUT ONCE I'D ARRIVED AT THE DESTINATION & STOPPED & RESTARTED THE VEHICLE IT SEEMED FINE AND THE WRENCH LIGHT TURNED OFF. LAST WEEK I WAS AGAIN BACKING OUT AND THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT ACCELERATE, I PUSHED DOWN MORE ON THE ACCELERATOR AND IT SKIPPED / LURCHED BACK (ALMOST HITTING ANOTHER VEHICLE). THIS HAPPENED TWICE MORE, BOTH SCARY BUT MANAGEABLE ONCE I WAS ABLE TO TURN THE VEHICLE OFF AND ON AGAIN. THEN THIS MORNING IT HAPPENED AGAIN WITH THE REVVING NOISE AND POOR AND JUMPY ACCELERATION BUT AFTER RESTARTING, THE 'CHECK ENGINE' LIGHT CAME ON AND HAS CONTINUED TO BE LIT. SO FAR I HAVE ONLY ENCOUNTERED THE LURCHING AND LACK OF ACCELERATION OCCURRING WHILE IN REVERSE, THOUGH IT'S CONTINUED ONCE GOING FORWARD UNTIL I CAN PULL OVER AND RESTART THE VEHICLE. UNTIL I CAN RESTART THE VEHICLE IT FEELS SHAKY AND ON THE VERGE OF DYING, ESPECIALLY WHEN AT IDLE IN TRAFFIC OR RED LIGHTS. I DID A LOT OF RESEARCH BEFORE PURCHASING THE FREESTYLE. I CHOSE IT BECAUSE IT WAS ONE OF THE HIGHEST RATED AND 'SAFEST' SUVS WITH 3RD ROW SEATS - REVIEWED BY THE IIHS, CAR-SEAT.ORG AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS. I WOULD NOT HAVE PURCHASED A FREESTYLE IF THESE PROBLEMS WERE WELL KNOWN TO ME AT THE TIME. WE WILL LOOK AT THE THROTTLE BODY AS RECOMMENDED BY OTHER OWNERS ON THIS AND OTHER SITES AND I ONLY HOPE THAT SOLVES THE PROBLEM. IN THE MEANTIME I AM AFRAID OF THE LACK OF ACCELERATION AND LURCHING PROBLEM HAPPENING AROUND OTHER VEHICLES AND PEOPLE SO I AM DRIVING BACKROADS WHERE POSSIBLE. *TR

04/03/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 04/03/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK03116G******
Summary

I PURCHASED A USED 2007 FORD FREESTYLE W/ ONE PREVIOUS OWNER ABOUT 6 MONTHS AGO WITH 110K MILES. SINCE THEN I MAY HAVE ADDED 5K MILES OR SO, IF NOT LESS. I TOOK IT IN YESTERDAY TO THE LOCAL FORD DEALER BECAUSE OF SOME ISSUES WITH THE CARE NOT ACCELERATING AT TIMES AND WRENCH LIGHT COMING ON. I WOULD ALSO HEAR THE CARE REV UP UNEXPECTEDLY WHILE REVERSING AND DOING OTHER ODD THINGS THAT MADE ME UNCOMFORTABLE. THEY SAID I NEED A NEW TRANSMISSION. PARTS ALONE WOULD BE $6K. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE. *TR

03/28/2013
Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 01/02/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01196G******
Summary

THERE IS A RECALL ON THE THOTTLE BODY ON THE ENGINE TOKE TO A FORD DEALER HAD IT REPAIRED TO WHAT THEY WANTED TO FIX AFTERWARDS IT MADE MATTERS WORSE NOW CAR WILL STALL OUT WHEN STOPPING OR TAKING OFF OR STOPPING TO MAKE TURN ALMOST BEEN HIT IN THE SIDE A DOZEN TIMES OR MORE AND ALMOST REAR ENDED SAME AMOUNT I FEEL THAT NOW IT IS BECOME A TRUE SAFETY ISSUE AND TALK TO FORD DEALER THAT DID THE WORK AND THEY SAID ONLY THING THEY CAN DO IS REPLACE IT AT 700 DOLLARS WHEN IT WAS THERE REFIX THAT MADE MADDERS WORST. *TR

03/26/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/01/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK03116G******
Summary

WHILE DRIVING ON THE EXPRESSWAY, CAR FAILED TO HAVE CONTINUED FORWARD PROPULSION AND STALLED. THIS HAS HAPPENED REPEATEDLY SINCE THEN. I CAN'T IDLE, RUN HEAT OR A/C FOR MORE THAN A FEW MINUTES, WHILE CONSISTENTLY KEEPING MY RPMS OVER 1500 WITHOUT IT STALLING. ( AS I LIVE IN MICHIGAN THIS IS A BIG PROBLEM!) NOW I CAN'T GET IT TO START AT ALL. MY HUSBAND BEING GOOD WITH CARS HAS FLUSHED THE THROTTLE BODY TWICE (RECOMMENDED ACTION WE COULD FIND ON INTERNET AT THE TIME.) HAS STALLED AT A VARIETY OF SPEEDS, WHILE DRIVING IN A VARIETY OF SETTINGS. *TR

03/25/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 03/25/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 10 MPH, THE WRENCH WARNING ICON ILLUMINATED AND THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT ACCELERATE. THE FAILURE RECURRED NUMEROUS TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER FOR DIAGNOSIS AND THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE TRANSMISSION WOULD NEED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED BUT OFFERED NO ASSISTANCE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 70,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 182,000.

03/15/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 01/09/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02166G******
Summary

ON FEBRUARY 11TH I HAD THE RECALL DONE THAT REFLASHED COMPUTER AND CLEANED THROTTLE BODY. THE 12TH AND 13 IT WAS UNSEASONABLY WARM AND THE VEHICLE RAN GREAT. ON THE 14TH THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT MOVE AT ALL. THE TEMP WAS BELOW 15 DEGREES. I COULD NOT DRIVE MY CAR FOR A MONTH. WHEN THE TEMPS WENT UP INTO THE 20'S THE CAR RAN FINE. I CALLED THE DEALER TO REPORT THE PROBLEM AND WAS INFORMED THAT THE RECALL COULD ONLY BE COMPLETED ONCE. ON MARCH 7TH I CLEANED THE THROTTLE BODY MYSELF AND FOUND A RING OF CARBON AROUND THE BUTTERFLY. AFTER CLEANING THE CAR WAS RUNNING GOOD AGAIN. THIS WAS LESS THAN 400 MILES AFTER THE RECALL HAD BEEN COMPLETED. THE SYMPTOMS OF THE JERKING HAVE GONE AWAY WITH THE CLEANING. THE CONTINUOUS PROBLEM SEEMS TO BE THE ENGINE AND MALFUNCTION LIGHT WILL COME ON AND THE VEHICLE REDUCES POWER AND SPEED. SEEMS TO BE AT LOWER TEMPERATURES. YESTERDAY IT WAS 20 OUT AND IT DID THIS. I HAVE INSPECTED THE AIR AND VACUUM HOSES TO THE THROTTLE BODY AND CANNOT FIND ANY LOOSE, OR BROKEN. I HAVE SPRAYED AROUND THROTTLE BODY GASKETS WHILE VEHICLE IS RUNNING AND CAN FIND NO VACUUM LEAKS. I DON'T THINK THIS IS COMPLETELY A THROTTLE BODY ISSUE. I BELIEVE THE CVT TRANSMISSION IS TO BLAME. IN NOVEMBER I HAD THE TRANSMISSION FLUIDS AND SUMP FILTER CHANGED. I DID THIS BECAUSE OF THE COMPLAINTS OF EARLY TRANSMISSION FAILURE. USUALLY THE FAILURE OCCURS WHEN VEHICLE IS UNDER LOAD, IE GOING UP HILLS ETC. AND APPEARS TO BE TEMPERATURE RELATED. *TR

03/14/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/08/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK02116G******
Summary

MY 2006 FORD FREESTYLE IS STALLING OUT AT LOW SPEEDS AND NOT RESPONDING TO ACCELERATION. THE WRENCH WARNING ICON COMES ON THE DASHBOARD WHEN THE WORSE PROBLEMS ARE OCCURRING. IT IS NOT THE THROTTLE BOTTLE WHICH HAS BEEN REPLACED AND BEEN REPROGRAMMED. THE MECHANIC SHOWED 4 ERROR LIGHTS REGARDING THE CVT TRANSMISSION. THE FORD DEALERSHIP WAS UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE OR FIX THE PROBLEM. CURRENTLY THERE IS A MASS CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT BEING FILED IN CALIFORNIA, IT IS NOT A UNIQUE OF ISOLATED OCCURRENCE. *TR

03/04/2013
Components: STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 01/17/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02126G******
Summary

IT WAS BELOW FREEZING OUT AND SOME OF MY PASSENGER DOORS WOULD NOT OPEN AND THE ONE THAT DID OPEN WOULD NOT CLOSE AGAIN. I SEE THAT THERE IS A RECALL ON THIS PART FOR THE 05 FREESTYLES BUT FORD WILL NOT PERFORM THE RECALL FIX ON MY 06 FREESTYLE BECAUSE THE BUILD DATE DOES NOT MATCH THE RECALL SPECIFICATIONS. THE RECALL I AM REFERRING TO IS 06S45. MY CAR WAS BUILT A WEEK OR TWO AFTER THE END OF THAT SPECIFIC RECALL EVENT. I AM EXPERIENCING THE SAME DOOR LOCK ISSUES IN COLD CLIMATE. FORD REFUSES TO FIX THIS SAFETY ISSUE FORCING MY FAMILY INTO UNSAFE SITUATIONS WHEN IT IS COLD. *TR

03/04/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN,ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 02/18/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK05196G******
Summary

THE PROBLEM IM HAVING IS THAT AS THE CAR GOES 20-25 MPH IT COMPLETE STOPS AND THE WRENCH LIGHT GOES ON. IT HAPPENED TO ME A FEW TIMES ON THE HIGHWAY AT A NORMAL HIGH SPEED IT COMPLETE WENT OFF. IT SURE HAS BEEN A NIGHTMARE. NOW I CANT EVEN TAKE THE FAMILY WITH ME CAUSE IM SCARE TO PUT THEM AT RISK. THE FORD DEALER DID NOT FIX THE PROBLEM IM AT THE POINT THAT I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO OR WHO TO CALL . EVERY NUMBER I CALL ITS AN OPERATOR AND THE RECORDING HANGS UP ON ME AFTER A FEW TIMES. I HAD A RECALL LETTER THAT WAS SEND TO ME BUT THE REPAIR DEPT AT THE FORD DEALER DON'T WANT TO GIVE IT BACK. I JUST HOPE THE NHTSA CAN HELP ME IN SOME WAY . I WAS TOLD THAT THE PROBLEM IM HAVING HAS TO DO WITH THE THROTTLE BODY . *TR

02/26/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 08/01/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06146G******
Summary

OUR VEHICLE HAS BEEN MAKING NOISES SINCE AUGUST, 2012. IT ALSO LUNGES FORWARD WHEN IN PARK AND WHEN GOING AT LOW SPEED. AFRAID IT IS GOING TO LUNGE FORWARD AND CAUSE AN ACCIDENT OR HIT SOMEONE IN CROSSWALK. WE HAVE HAD WORK DONE ON THIS VEHICLE AND NOBODY CAN TELL US WHAT THE ISSUE IS. WE HAVE CONTACTED FORD AS IT APPEARS THEY HAVE HAD NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS AND NO RESPONSE. *TR

02/25/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 01/04/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK041X6G******
Summary

ALL OF THE SUDDEN MY RPMS WERE SURGING REALLY HIGH WHILE I WAS GOING SLOW I COULD ONLY GO ABOUT 20 MPH WITH THE RPMS AT 5! THEN MY CAR WOULD SHOOT FORWARD AND SHUT OFF. I HAD MY THROTTLE BODY CLEANED UNDER THE RECALL AND THEN THE NEXT DAY MY CAR WOULDN'T MOVE AT ALL! IT TURNS ON BUT DOESN'T NO GO ANYWHERE AND WHEN YOU PUT IT IN GEAR IT SHOOTS FORWARD AND SHUTS OFF AGAIN! THE THROTTLE BODY CLEANING IS OBVIOUSLY NOT THE ISSUE! *TR

02/18/2013
Components: STRUCTURE,LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
Incident Date: 02/08/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02136G******
Summary

DURING VERY COLD DAYS THE DOORS WON'T LATCH SHUT, AND HAVE EVEN POPPED OPEN DURING TRAVELS... SO FAR HAVE HAD ISSUES WITH BOTH REAR DOORS AND FRONT PASSENGER DOOR.... *TR

02/07/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 02/07/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02116G******
Summary

WHILE SITTING IN DRIVEWAY AND PUTTING VEHICLE INTO GEAR THE VEHICLE LUNGES BOTH FORWARD AND BACKWARDS UNEXPECTEDLY AND WITHOUT NOTICE. *TR

01/30/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 11/10/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02146G******
Summary

AROUND THE MIDDLE OF NOVEMBER 2012, I STARTED NOTICING A SLIGHT KNOCKING COMING FROM UNDER THE HOOD WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS IDLING. IT SEEMED TO GO AWAY WHEN I PUT THE CAR IN GEAR AND STARTED TO DRIVE. DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS THE KNOCKING WAS GETTING WORSE. I NOTICED IT LOUDER AND LOUDER AS I WAS DRIVING. THEN, THE ONLY TIME THE KNOCKING WENT AWAY WAS WHEN THE CAR WAS PUT IN REVERSE. NOW, I'M STARTING TO GET VERY CONCERNED ABOUT MY CAR BREAKING DOWN WHILE I AM OUT. SHORTLY AFTER THIS, I RECEIVED A RECALL NOTICE ABOUT THE THROTTLE BODY. SO, I TOOK IT IN ON JANUARY 23, 2013 TO HAVE THE THROTTLE BODY RECALL PROCEDURE DONE. WHILE IT WAS AT THE AUTHORIZED "FORD" DEALERSHIP HAVING THIS PROCEDURE DONE, I ASKED THEM TO CHECK OUT THE NOISE I WAS HEARING. THEY INFORMED ME IT WAS A BEARING THAT WAS WITHIN THE TRANSMISSION CAUSING THE ISSUE AND WOULD NEED REPLACED. I WAS TOLD THAT THE PART ITSELF WAS NOT ABLE TO BE REPLACED, BUT THE WHOLE TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THEY RECOMMENDED A "NEW" TRANSMISSION BE INSTALLED AT THE COST OF $5200.00. A USED ONE MIGHT RESULT IN THE SAME CIRCUMSTANCES HAPPENING. HOWEVER, DUE TO THE ISSUES WITH THIS "CVT" TRANSMISSION, THERE MAY NOT BE "NEW" ONE AVAILABLE FOR A WHILE. I WAS THEN INFORMED, THAT BECAUSE OF THIS "CVT" ISSUE, FORD HAS EXTENDED THE WARRANTY ON THE 2008+ MODEL YEARS UP TO 100,000 MILES. SO, THIS MEANS I AM LEFT WITH A WORTHLESS 2006 "FORD" VEHICLE WITH 95,508 MILES. WHICH "FORD" KNOWS HAS A DEFECTIVE PART AND HAS CHOSEN TO IGNORE AND REFUSES ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR IT. WHAT AM I TO DO? IS THIS HOW, WE AS CONSUMERS, SHOULD EXPECT OUR VEHICLES TO PERFORM? I LOVED THE STYLING AND FEATURES OF THIS CAR, BUT I CAN'T SEE PUTTING $5200.00 INTO THIS VEHICLE AT THIS POINT AND DOWN THE ROAD THE SAME THING HAPPENING OR SOMETHING NEW THAT THEY HAVE KNOWN ABOUT. WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE? *TR

01/23/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 01/20/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK03176G******
Summary

OUR VEHICLE WAS CRUISING AT INTERSTATE SPEEDS WHEN IT ATTEMPTED TO ACCELERATE DUE TO AN INCLINE IN THE ROAD. SUDDENLY THE VEHICLE WRENCH LIGHT ALONG WITH THE ANTI SLIP LIGHT CAME ON AND THE ENGINE RPM'S INCREASED BUT THE VEHICLE DID NOT ACCELERATE. I TOOK THE CAR OFF CRUISE AND APPLIED THE GAS AND RECEIVED THE SAME RESULTS, HIGH RPM BUT NO ACCELERATION. THE CAR WOULD NOT ACCELERATE NO MATTER WHAT I DID. WE EVENTUALLY PULLED OFF THE HIGHWAY AND STOP AT A GAS STATION WHERE WE TURNED THE CAR OFF AND FUELED UP. AFTER LEAVING THE GAS STATION WE HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED THE ISSUE SINCE. WE TOOK IT TO OUR MECHANIC THE NEXT DAY WHO SAID WE NEEDED TO REPLACE THE TRANSMISSION FOR ABOUT $5000. AFTER DOING RESEARCH I HAVE FOUND OUT THE MANY FORD FREESTYLE OWNERS HAVE HAD TO REPLACE THEIR TRANSMISSIONS ALONG WITH REPLACING THE ELECTRONIC THROTTLE CONTROL (WHICH FORD EVENTUALLY PLACED A RECALL ON). WE HAVE HAD THE ETC REPAIRED BUT THE TRANSMISSION BEING SHOT IS UNACCEPTABLE. *TR

01/22/2013
Components: STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 03/06/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK03136G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT AN ABNORMAL MILDEW SMELL WAS EMITTED INTO THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE THE TECHNICIAN INSPECTED THE VEHICLE AND ADVISED THE CONTACT TO HAVE THE VEHICLE DETAILED. THE CONTACT DECIDED TO TAKE THE VEHICLE TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC, WHO DETERMINED THAT THE DOOR STRIKER WAS LEAKING AND CAUSING WATER TO ENTER THE VEHICLE. AS A RESULT, THE FLOORBOARD WAS DAMP. THE TECHNICIAN REPLACED THE DOOR STRIKER, THE FLOORBOARD CARPET AND THE SPARE TIRE COVER. THE REMEDY FAILED TO CORRECT THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR A THIRD TIME. THE TECHNICIAN DIAGNOSED THAT THE SUN ROOF DRAINING LINES WERE DEFECTIVE, CAUSING THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE TO FLOOD WHEN ON AN INCLINE. THE TECHNICIAN REPLACED THE SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY AND THE REAR DRAINAGE LINES. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE BUT DID NOT OFFER ANY ASSISTANCE. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 100,000.

01/21/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 12/03/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02106G******
Summary

I WAS SITTING IN THE DRIVE-THRU AT MCDONALD'S WHEN THE CAR SUDDENLY LUNGED FORWARD ALMOST HITTING A PEDESTRIAN WHO WAS CROSSING IN FRONT OF ME TO GO INTO THE STORE. MY FOOT WAS ON THE BREAK THE WHOLE TIME. THE CAR LUNGES SPORADICALLY FOR NO RHYME OR REASON. *TR

01/19/2013
Components: ENGINE
Incident Date: 01/23/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK02166G******
Summary

UPPER ROLL RESTRICTOR MOUNT BROKEN. *TR

01/18/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/31/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01106G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE STOPPED AT A TRAFFIC STOP LIGHT WITH THE BRAKES DEPRESSED, THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY ACCELERATED. THE ENGINE EXHIBITED A LOUD, RACING AND CLICKING NOISE AS THE RPM READING INCREASED. IN ADDITION, THE THROTTLE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE PARKED AND POWERED THE VEHICLE OFF. THE VEHICLE WAS LATER TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE A DIAGNOSTIC WAS PERFORMED HOWEVER, THE TECHNICIAN WAS UNABLE TO LOCATE A FAILURE. THE DEALER REPLACED THE THROTTLE BODY TWICE HOWEVER, THE FAILURE WAS NOT CORRECTED. THE VEHICLE CONTINUED TO EXHIBIT INCIDENTS OF SUDDENLY ACCELERATION. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 21,049 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 80,000. UPDATED 02/26/13*LJ THE CONSUMER STATED FORD WAS CONTACTED AND DID NOT OFFER ANY ASSISTANCE. THE VEHICLE HAS NEEDED OTHER REPAIRS INCLUDING TWO AXLES, ONE WATER PUMP, AND BRAKE REPAIRS. ON 12/20/2012 THE VEHICLE WAS EXHIBITING UNINTENDED SURGING. UPDATED 3/4/2013 *JS

01/17/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 11/15/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK04106G******
Summary

2006 FORD FREESTYLE PURCHASED IN JUNE OF 2011, RETURNED TO USED VEH DEALER TWICE FOR VARIOUS INDICATORS ON THE DASH. IN NOVEMBER OF 2011 THE TRANSMISSION WENT OUT AND WAS REPLACED WITH A FORD TRANSMISSION THAT WAS REPLACED IN MID DECEMBER OF 2011. IN SEPTEMBER OF 2012 THIS TRANSMISSION WENT OUT AND CAUSED AN AXLE BEARING TO BE DEFECTIVE AND THE AXLE HAS TO BE REPLACED DUE TO THE BAD TRANSMISSION THAT IS UNDER WARRANTY. IT IS JANUARY 16, 2013 AND FORD STILL DOES NOT HAVE A TRANSMISSION TO REPLACE THEIR BAD ONE. RECEIVED WORD FROM THE DEALER THAT HAS IT WE ARE BEHIND SOMEONE ELSE WHO HAS BEEN WAITING SINCE AUGUST FOR A TRANSMISSION. HAVE BEEN ON THE PHONE ALMOST WEEKLY AND SOMETIMES MORE THAN THAT TO GET SOMETHING DONE. IN THE MEAN TIME WE HAVE BEEN WITHOUT THE VEH SINCE MID SEPTEMBER AND NO LOANER AS IT IS LONG TERM AND FORD IS NOT HELPING AT ALL. EVEN SUGGESTED THEY BUY IT BACK AND REPLACE WITH A 2008 TAURUS X. WE WOULD GIVE THEM MONEY FOR THE EXCHANGE BUT THEY ARE NOT INTERESTED. WERE TOLD IT COULD BE 6 MONTHS BEFORE A TRANSMISSION IS AVAILABLE. *TR

01/10/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 01/10/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK03126G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 35 MPH, THE SERVICE ENGINE LIGHT ILLUMINATED AND ACCELERATION POWER DECREASED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A MECHANIC. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 136,000.

01/07/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 12/21/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK01176G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE STALLED WHILE THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING 30 MPH. THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT ACCELERATE OVER 10 MPH. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER FOR A DIAGNOSTIC TEST AND THE CONTACT WAS ADVISED THAT THE TRANSMISSION WAS DEFECTIVE AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 59,500.

01/02/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 12/19/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

THIS IS A FOLLOW UP COMPLAINT FROM EARLIER. I HAD TO REPLACE THE TRANSMISSION A MONTH AFTER BUYING MY FREESTYLE. ALMOST $4000! I HAVE VIDEOS OF THE CARS RPMS SURGING AS I AM DRIVING IT. NOT A SAFE CAR - HOW MANY COMPLAINTS BEFORE A FORD RECALL IS MADE? PLEASE TELL ME SOMEONE DOES NOT HAVE TO GET HURT OR DIE FIRST! *TR

12/23/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 05/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK02186G******
Summary

THE CAR WILL RANDOMLY SURGE WHEN STOPPED OR AT LOW SPEEDS AND BEGINNING TO ACCELERATE. IT SEEMS LIKE IT JUST WANTS TO GO FROM AN EVEN IDLE TO FLOORED SOMETIMES, JUST MOMENTARILY. COULD HAPPEN WHEN YOU ARE GETTING INTO OR OUT OF A PARKING SPACE, PULLING OUT OF AN INTERSECTION...DOESN'T SEEM TO BE ANY PARTICULAR CONDITIONS. LATELY HAS STARTED TO SHUDDER AT MID SPEEDS (15-40 MPH) AND SURGE AHEAD AS IF YOU WERE MOVING THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL, EVEN THOUGH YOUR FOOT IS STOCK STILL. GETTING TO BE A LITTLE UNEASY HAVING MY WIFE DRIVE THE CAR. *TR

12/14/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/01/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01166G******
Summary

MY FREESTYLE STARTED "LUNGING" OR ACCELERATING WITHOUT ANY WARNING. THIS HAPPENS USUALLY WHEN TRYING TO SLOW DOWN OR BRAKING. FEAR IS THAT I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO STOP OR THAT IT WILL LUNG WHEN IN A PARKING LOT. *TR

12/14/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 10/01/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01176G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 70 MPH, THE VEHICLE INDEPENDENTLY DECELERATED TO 40 MPH WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT WOULD HAVE TO RESTART THE VEHICLE IN ORDER FOR THE VEHICLE TO PERFORM NORMALLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSIS WHERE THE TECHNICIANS ADVISED HER THAT THE THROTTLE BODY FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT SHE EXPERIENCED THE SAME FAILURE ONE YEAR PRIOR TO THE RECENT FAILURE AND THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED THEN FOR THE THROTTLE BODY. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AND OFFERED NO ASSISTANCE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 170,000. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 183,000.

12/13/2012
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 12/12/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I JUST GOT THE VEHICLE IN NOVEMBER 2012 AND ON 12/12/2012 I WAS DRIVING HOME, THE RPMS STARTED REVVING ON IT'S OWN AT SPEEDS BETWEEN 50-60 MPH. I WAS NOT INCREASING IT'S GAS. I MADE IT HOME AND STOPPED AT THE MAILBOX; AS I LET OFF THE BRAKE THE VEHICLE LURCHED FORWARD WITHOUT ME HITTING THE GAS. THEN ON 12/13/2012 AS I WAS DRIVING TO WORK IT DID THE SAME LURCHING COMING OUT OF PARK IN MY DRIVEWAY AND ALSO AT STOP LIGHTS AND SIGNS. IT ALSO DID THE SAME REVVING AND HALFWAY TO WORK IT DECIDED NOT TO GO OVER 40 MPH. *TR

12/10/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,SERVICE BRAKES
Incident Date: 12/30/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06136G******
Summary

THROTTLE BODY FAILED TWICE. HAD REPAIRED BECAUSE VEHICLE LUNGED AND ALMOST HIT A LADY AT KROGER GROCERY STORE. FOOT WAS FIRM ON BRAKE. VERY DANGEROUS IN MY OPINION . I'M A FORD MOTOR COMPANY EMPLOYEE AND I'VE HEARD THIS PROBLEM FROM FRIENDS AT WORK .ALSO ENGINE RACES SOMETIMES. *TR

12/07/2012
Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING,ENGINE
Incident Date: 06/15/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01166G******
Summary

MY 2006 FORD FREESTYLE FIRST STARTED TO SURGE A COUPLE OF YEARS AFTER WE GOT IT(APPROX 2009) I RESET IT (AS WAS EXPLAINED IN THE MANUAL) NO MAJOR ISSUE-I THOUGHT. IT SURGED MOSTLY WHILE THE AC WAS ON,WHEN IT WAS HOT AND SOMETIMES IN REVERSE. AFTER AWHILE I MADE ALLOWANCES FOR THIS ISSUE. MY CAR WAS TAKEN TO THE MECHANIC PERIODICALLY FOR MAINTENANCE W/ NO OTHER (NEW OR MAJOR MECHANICAL) ISSUES OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS. THIS PAST SUMMER-2012(IT HAS CONTINUED TO SURGE(WORSE THAN BEFORE)) IT ALSO STALLED A COUPLE OF TIMES. MY CAR WAS TAKEN IN AND THE THROTTLE BODY WAS CLEANED(I CONTINUED TO EXPERIENCE PROBLEMS ALL THROUGH THE SUMMER). IT IS NOW DECEMBER AND SINCE SEPTEMBER, MY CAR HAS NOW STALLED OUT 4 TIMES! THE MOST RECENT WAS THE DAY AFTER IT WAS CHECKED BY A MECHANIC. THE PANEL LIGHT FOR THE DRIVETRAIN ILLUMINATES FOR AWHILE AS WELL AS THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT. MY CAR JUST GOT A NEW ALTERNATOR THIS PAST WEEK AND STALLED ON THE FREEWAY. ALL THESE YEARS I HAVE TAKEN THE ADVICE OF THE FORUMS WHILE COMMUNICATING WITH MY MECHANIC TO RECTIFY THE ANNOYING AND DANGEROUS ISSUES. I HAVE NOT WRITTEN BEFORE BECAUSE I DIDN'T TAKE THIS PROBLEM AS SERIOUSLY AS I SHOULD HAVE. I HAVE TWO YOUNG CHILDREN AND DO NOT LIKE STALLING OUT ON THE STREETS. IF THIS PROBLEM IS SO PREVALENT,WHY DOESN'T FORD JUST RECALL IT AND TAKE ACCOUNTABILITY FOR THEIR FAULTY CAR?! *TR

12/06/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 10/31/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK05156G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 25 MPH UPHILL, THE ENGINE RPMS BEGAN TO INCREASE RAPIDLY. IN ADDITION, THERE WAS NO ENGINE POWER WITH AN ILLUMINATION OF THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING INDICATOR. IN ADDITION, THE TRANSMISSION BEGAN JERKING VIOLENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR DIAGNOSIS WHERE THEY INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE TRANSMISSION WOULD NEED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE PROBLEM. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 89,000.

12/02/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 11/14/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

THIS HAS HAPPENED TWICE. AFTER DRIVING ON THE INTERSTATE FOR ABOUT 60 MILES@80 MPH THE WRENCH LIGHT STARTED FLASHING AND CARE WOULD SHUT DOWN. TRANSMISSION FLUID WAS SPEWING OUT THE VENT TUBE. I HAD THE TRANSMISSION REPLACED AND 2 MONTHS LATTER IT HAS HAPPENED AGAIN. I HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING UP ON THIS ISSUE AND IT SEEMS A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE EXPERIENCING SIMILAR PROBLEMS!!! *TR

11/30/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 09/10/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK06186G******
Summary

CAN BE DRIVING ANY SPEED OR STOPPED AND LOSE ABILITY TO ACCELERATE. HAVE TO PULL OVER TURN IGNITION OFF AND RESTART THE CAR, PROBLEM FIXED FOR A LITTLE WHILE, FREQUENTLY WHILE MERGING TO AN E WAY, OR HILLY AREAS, FORD MECHANICS HAVE LOOKED AT CAR AND CANT TELL US WHAT IS WRONG, PEOPLE WHO ENGINEERED CAR HAVE LOOKED AT IT AND CANT GIVE AN ANSWER. DUE TO PROBLEMS WITH CAR WE OWE MORE THAN IT IS WORTH NOW AND CANT TRADE IN WITH RECURRING PROBLEM. FORD NEEDS TO STEP UP AND HANDLE THIS PROBLEM. *TR

11/28/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 09/26/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK03156G******
Summary

ON SEPTEMBER 26, 2012 AT APPROXIMATELY 7:15 AM, WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 55 MILES PER HOUR ON A MAJOR HIGHWAY, APPROACHING AN INTERSECTION OF ANOTHER MAJOR HIGHWAY, OUR FORD FREESTYLE QUICKLY LOST ACCELERATION. THE GAS PEDAL DID NOT REACT TO THE DRIVER, WHEN DEPRESSED THE ONLY REACTION FROM THE CAR WAS REVVING OF THE ENGINE (RPM'S). THE VEHICLE WAS SAFELY 'GLIDED' TO THE SHOULDER OF THE BUSY INTERSECTION. OUR FREESTYLE HAD EXPERIENCED A COMPLETE TRANSMISSION FAILURE. FORD WAS UNABLE TO REPAIR OUR FREESTYLE DUE TO NO LONGER MANUFACTURING THE TRANSMISSION - IT WAS ON BACK ORDER AND UNABLE TO BE PURCHASED BY US TO REPAIR THE CAR. IT WAS SOLD FOR SCRAP AT 55,600 MILES AND 27 DAYS PAST THE 6 YEAR BUMPER TO BUMPER WARRANTY. *TR

11/28/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 05/30/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK03156G******
Summary

IN THE SUMMER OF 2011 OUR FREESTYLE BEGAN TO SURGE AS FAR AS TWO FEET WHILE DRIVEN AT LOW SPEEDS AND ALSO WHILE AT A COMPLETE STOP, SURGING FORWARD OR BACKWARD WHEN IN REVERSE, REVVING LOUDLY AND SUBSEQUENTLY STALLING. CONCERNED, WE TOOK THE VEHICLE TO OUR FORD SERVICE DEPARTMENT. THE FORD SERVICE DEPARTMENT TOLD US THAT THE PROBLEM WAS UNCOMMON (NOT TRUE) AND DID NOT MENTION ANY SERVICE BULLETINS BEFORE REPROGRAMMING OUR FREESTYLES PCM AND REPLACING THE THROTTLE BODY. *TR

11/25/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 11/03/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

HAD TO REPLACE TRANSMISSION RIGHT AFTER WARRANTY RAN OUT. WAS MAJOR DEAL AT THE TIME BUT NOW HAVE JUST BEEN TOLD WE HAVE TO REPLACE TRANSMISSION AGAIN FOR THE THIRD TIME. AFTER RESEARCHING ON THE INTERNET I HAVE SEEN THAT THIS IS FAIRLY COMMON PROBLEM. LOOKING FOR ANSWERS OR ASSISTANCE ON THIS ISSUE HAS PUT POOR TASTE REGARDING FUTURE OWNERSHIP OF FORD VEHICLE, UNLESS PROBLEM IS ONLY WITH C.V.T. TRANSMISSION. *TR

11/19/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 11/15/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

LURCHING OR SUDDEN ACCELERATION. *TR

11/18/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 10/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06176G******
Summary

MY 2006 FORD FREESTYLE HAS A LURCHING PROBLEM AND NOW IT IS GETTING MORE OFTEN THAN NOT, AND EXTREMELY SLOW SPEEDS, IT WANTS TO TAKE OFF. I HAVE HAD SEVERAL NEAR ACCIDENTS REGARDING THIS AND I CAN'T SEEM TO FIND OUT IF FORD KNOWS ABOUT THIS ISSUE, ARE THEY DOING ANYTHING ABOUT IT, OR IS IT EASIER TO SUE AFTER THE ACCIDENT. HELP ME, PLEASE. *TR

11/16/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 10/02/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK02106G******
Summary

FOR ABOUT 6 MONTHS PRIOR TO 10/02/12 I BEGAN TO HAVE INTERMITTENT PROBLEMS WITH MY FREESTYLE LUNGING FORWARD IN DRIVE AND YOUR FOOT WAS ON THE BRAKE, OR LUNGING BACKWARDS AT SLOW SPEEDS IN THE SAME SCENARIO. IT HAD GOTTEN SO BAD THAT TROUBLES STARTED BLEEDING OVER INTO THE GEARS NOT CATCHING WHEN I PUT IT IN DRIVE OR REVERSE. IT WAS THROWING TONS OF CODES, SO I ENDED UP HAVING IT TOWED TO THE DEALERSHIP. THEY READ THE CODES AND SAID THE THROTTLE BODY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED AND HOPEFULLY AFTER IT'S REPLACED THE OTHER CODES WILL GO AWAY. SO AFTER A BILL OF $1038. THE THROTTLE BODY WAS FIXED, OR WAS IT? MY PROBLEMS ONLY CONTINUED, NOW WE WERE INTO THE CVT TRANSMISSION. WITH MY CAR STILL THROWING TONS OF CODES, IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE TRANNY WAS BAD. AS I HUNG MY HEAD LOW, KNOWING WHAT THIS INVOLVED, I KEPT TRYING TO RESET THE CODES AND SEE HOW LONG SHE WOULD GO BEFORE SHE GAVE UP AGAIN. 3 TOWS LATER AND TO A TRANSMISSION SHOP, I ENDED UP WITH A $3000 REBUILT TRANSMISSION :-( THE THROTTLE BODY IS A KNOWN ISSUE, BUT YET FORD DOESN'T HAVE A RECALL AND IS ALLOWING ITS LOYAL CUSTOMERS TO PAY OUT THE YING-YANG FOR THIS THING. THE TRANNY, THE SAME THING, BECAUSE IT'S A CVT 'VERY SPECIAL AND NO ONE WORKS ON THEM' LOL, TONS OF PEOPLE HAVE DONE THE SAME THING AND ONLY HAD THE OPTION TO REPLACE THE TRANNY. I AM SO UPSIDE DOWN IN MY CAR AND TRIED LIKE HELL TO GET INTO ANOTHER ONE BUT TO NO AVAIL, DID I MENTION I ONLY HAVE 75,000 MILES ON MY CAR?! THIS IS A TRAGEDY TO ME. I'VE BEEN A LOYAL FORD OWNER FOR MY ENTIRE LIFE, AND IT SADDENS ME TO SEE SO MANY CUSTOMERS THAT HAVE THE SAME CAR AND ARE GETTING SHAFTED BECAUSE 'BIG MONEY' DOESN'T WANT TO ADDRESS AN OBVIOUSLY DANGEROUS ISSUE. HOPING THAT BY STATING MY CONCERNS AND WHAT I HAD TO GO THROUGH THAT SOMETHING WILL BE DONE. I HAVE MY RECEIPTS AND THAT'S GREAT AND ALL BUT I'M ALSO OUT $4,000...IN THIS ECONOMY, THAT SUCKS FOR ME. *TR

11/16/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 09/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

THE VEHICLE LUNGES WHEN IN LOW GEARS GOING FRONTWARD AND BACKWARD. BRAKING STOPS THIS, BUT BRAKE HAS TO BE APPLIED HARDER THAN USUAL. I HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT THIS BEFORE TO NO AVAIL. BECAUSE THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN ALL THE TIME, MY MECHANIC COULD NOT DIAGNOSE THE PROBLEM. USUALLY THIS HAPPENS AT VERY LOW SPEEDS LIKE AT TRAFFIC LIGHTS, IN PARKING LOTS, ETC. *TR

11/12/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 05/07/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06196G******
Summary

I PULLED INTO MY GARAGE, PLACED THE CAR IN PARK, TURNED IT OFF, RETURNED IN 30 MINUTES, STARTED RIGHT UP, PLACED TRANSMISSION IN REVERSE, HEARD AND FELT A LARGE BANG, WHINING NOISE FROM ENGINE, WRENCH LIGHT CAME ON, THAT WAS THE LAST TIME I DROVE IT. I HAD IT TOWED TO A SHOP, REPLACED THE COMPUTER, RECODED, REFLASHED, NOTHING WORKED. I WAS TOLD IT NEEDS A NEW TRANSMISSION. NEW TRANSMISSION ESTIMATE IS $7000.00...FORD SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR A FLAWED DESIGN...I WAS FORTUNATE IN THAT MY TRANSMISSION FAILED IN MY GARAGE, OTHERS WERE NOT SO LUCKY. PLEASE DONT WAIT UNTIL SOMEONE'S FAMILY IS KILLED BEFORE YOU FORCE A MUCH NEEDED RECALL ON SOME SERIOUSLY BAD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT. *TR

11/03/2012
Components: SUSPENSION,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,SERVICE BRAKES
Incident Date: 10/17/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK03116G******
Summary

VEHICLE WOULD NOT SLOW AS EXIT OFF FREEWAY, RPMS INCREASED AGAINST BRAKING SYSTEM. VERY DANGEROUS AND WOULD NOT SLOW. ALMOST LOST CONTROL OF VEHICLE. ALSO, CONTINUES TO WORSEN, LUNGIN FORWARD AND IN REVERSE. *TR

11/02/2012
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER,ENGINE,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 09/06/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK02156G******
Summary

ON INCREASINGLY FREQUENT OCCASIONS, MY 2006 FORD FREESTYLE SEL FWD VEHICLE HAS SURGED (OR LUNGED) DURING VERY LOW/0 SPEED MANEUVERS, SUCH AS TURNING INTO, OR BACKING OUT OF A PARKING SPACE/GARAGE; QUEUING UP IN A RIGHT OR LEFT TURN LANE, OR WAITING AT A STOP LIGHT/SIGN FOR TRAFFIC TO CLEAR; OR NAVIGATING TIGHT PASSAGES, I.E., PARKING GARAGE EXIT LANES AND DRIVE-THROUGH LANES. THE PROBLEM SEEMS TO BE EXACERBATED BY HOT WEATHER AND/OR A/C OPERATION AND/OR STEERING WHEEL MOVEMENT. THIS PROBLEM HAD OCCURRED PRIOR TO 9/6/2011, BUT WITH VERY RARE FREQUENCY. NOW HOWEVER, I AM EXPERIENCING THIS PROBLEM ON AN ALMOST DAILY BASIS. I AM DEEPLY CONCERNED THAT THERE IS A REAL SAFETY ISSUE DEVELOPING WITH THIS MODEL. IF I DON'T HAVE MY FOOT FIRMLY PLANTED ON THE BRAKE, THE CAR CAN SURGE (FAIRLY RAPIDLY) FORWARD OR BACKWARD A GOOD 10 - 20 FEET.

10/30/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 10/24/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK011X6G******
Summary

LOST POWER FROM THE ENGINE CAUSING LOST SPEED. UNABLE TO ACCELERATE. ENGINE SPUTTERED. SINCE THE FIRST EPISODE, I HAVE HAD CONTINUED EPISODES. TYPICALLY WORSE WHEN THE ENGINE WARMS UP. CAR COMPLETELY STOPPED AND WAS UNABLE TO RESTART THE ENGINE ON A TRIP OF ABOUT 75 MILES. HAD TO HAVE THE CAR TOWED TO A LOCAL DEALERSHIP. WE HAVE REPLACED IGNITION COIL, SPARK PLUG, INTAKE MANIFOLD GASKETS, THROTTLE BODY ASSEMBLY WITHOUT IMPROVEMENT OF THE CONDITION. *TR

10/30/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 10/27/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK06156G******
Summary

WHILE DRIVING THE CAR REVVED UP. THE WRENCH LIGHT CAME ON .TOOK TO SHOP THE NEXT DAY HAD THE FOLLOWING CODES. P0871,P0961,P0701. TOLD I NEED A NEW TRANSMISSION AT THE TUNE OF 6000.00. *TR

10/27/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/20/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK06156G******
Summary

2006 FORD FREESTYLE EXPERIENCED UNEXPECTED IDLE SPEED ACCELERATION OR LUNGING. THESE LUNGE WAS SUDDEN AND UNEXPECTED, THE FOOT WAS ON THE BRAKE AND NOT ON THE ACCELERATOR AND THE VEHICLE WAS AT IDLE. THIS ISSUE WAS INTERMITTENT AND OCCURRED UNEXPECTEDLY WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS BOTH IN DRIVE AND REVERSE - AND THIS ACCELERATION WHEN OR SHORTLY AFTER THE VEHICLE WAS PLACED INTO GEAR. AGGRESSIVE BRAKING STOPPED THE ACCELERATION. ELECTRONIC THROTTLE CONTROL WAS FOUND TO BE DEFECTIVE AND REPLACED. *TR

10/26/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 10/24/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK06106G******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE STOPPED AT A TRAFFIC LIGHT THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO ACCELERATE BUT THE VEHICLE FAILED TO RESPOND. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE MECHANIC STATED THE TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 77,000.

10/19/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 10/16/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02126G******
Summary

I WENT TO PUT MY CAR INTO PARK AND MY CAR ACCELERATED HAD TO JUMP ON THE BRAKES WITH BOTH FEET CAR STALLED RESTARTED IT HAD NO POWER AND RECENTLY TRANSMISSION WAS MAKING NOISE HAD LOSS OF POWER I WOULD STEP ON THE GAS AND THE CAR WOULDN'T MOVE I WOULD SHUT THE CAR OFF AND RESTARTED IT AND IT WOULD BE FINE THEN ONE NIGHT I WAS DRIVING IT HAD MY KIDS IN THE CAR AND MY CAR LOST ALL DRIVE GEARS NO ACCELERATION CAR WOULD JUST NOT MOVE LEFT US STRANDED MY CAR ONLY HAS 77000 MILES ON IT AND ITS ONLY 6 YEARS OLD I SHOULD NOT BE HAVING THESE KIND OF PROBLEMS WITH IT I HAVE BEEN READING ON LINE THERE'S ALOT OF PEOPLE WHO OWNS THE 2006 FORD FREESTYLE ARE HAVING THIS SAME PROBLEM SO WITH ALL THESE COMPLAINTS WHY IS THERE NO RECALL ON THIS CAR I GOT THE CAR BACK IN JANUARY FROM MY FATHER WHO PASSED AWAY I FINISHED PAYING IT OFF FOR HIM HE BOUGHT IT BRAND NEW AND NOW THERE'S ALOT OF EXPENSIVE REPAIRS THAT I CANT AFFORD I DON'T WANT TO GET RID OF IT HAS ALOT OF SENTIMENTAL VALUE IT BELONGED TO MY DECEASED FATHER. *TR

10/19/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 10/19/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02106G******
Summary

VEHICLE LUNGES FORWARD BECAUSE THROTTLE REVVING THE ENGINE. SITTING IN THE CAR LINE TO PICK UP CHILDREN AT SCHOOL IS WORRISOME. THROTTLE BODY REPLACED TWO TIMES PRIOR TO THIS DATE. FORD DEALER INFORMED ME THAT THROTTLE BODY NEEDS REPLACED AGAIN. THIS IS UNREASONABLE TO HAVE REPLACED SO MANY TIMES. I HAVE OWNED MANY VEHICLES IN MY LIFE, CURRENTLY ONE WITH OVER 200,000 MILES 12YRS OLD, HAVE NEVER REPLACED A THROTTLE BODY. THIS IS A SAFETY HAZARD MUCH LIKE THE RECENT TOYOTA ACCELERATOR ISSUE. THROTTLE BODY SHOULD BE A RECALL ITEM OR SHOULD BE COVERED FOR REPLACEMENT BY FORD FOR LIFE OF VEHICLES. *TR

10/17/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 10/13/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02116G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE SITTING AT A STOP SIGN, THE VEHICLE BEGAN TO ACCELERATE INDEPENDENTLY. THE DRIVER OF THE VEHICLE DEPRESSED THE BRAKE PEDAL AND THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS RESTARTED AND THE VEHICLE WOULD HARDLY MOVE. ALSO, THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD SKIP GEARS WHEN ACCELERATING AND A WRENCH LIGHT ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR INSPECTION. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 106,000.

10/17/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 09/17/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 15 MPH AND APPROACHING A TRAFFIC STOP, THE VEHICLE SURGED FORWARD ABNORMALLY. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INSPECTED BY A DEALER OR AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 124,000. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 125,500. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE.

10/16/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,SERVICE BRAKES
Incident Date: 10/15/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

SO MANY ISSUES WITH THE TRANSMISSION NOT SURE WHERE TO START. CAR WAS RUNNING FINE YESTERDAY AND THEN TODAY CAR HAD THE WRENCH LIGHT ON AND LOST POWER ON THE EXPRESSWAY AT ABOUT 75 MPH. TURNED THE CARD OFF AND THE LIGHT WAS STILL ON BUT AT LEAST I GOT PARTIAL POWER. THE CAR SHUDDERS AND WON'T SHIFT AND SOMETIMES WHEN I PUSH THE GAS PEDAL NOTHING HAPPENS. WHEN I AM STOPPED CAR WILL LUNGE FORWARD EVEN WITH MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE. CALLED SEVERAL FORD DEALERSHIPS AND THEY SAID THEY ARE NOT CERTIFIED TO WORK ON THAT TYPE OF TRANS BUT THEY WILL REPLACE IT FOR 7000.00!!!! I HAVE READ SO MANY POSTS WITH THE EXACT SAME ISSUE. WHY IS THERE NO RECALL?? I COULD HAVE BEEN KILLED!!! OR WORSE MY KIDS COULD HAVE BEEN HURT. DOESN'T ANYONE CARE ENOUGH TO DO SOMETHING? *TR

10/15/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 03/18/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06166G******
Summary

MY CAR WAS PARKED AND IDLING WITH THE AIR CONDITIONING ON (HUSBAND WAS IN THE PASSENGER'S SEAT, AND KIDS IN THE BACK AND IT WAS VERY HOT), I GOT INTO THE CAR, PUT IT IN TO REVERSE WITH MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE AND IT SURGED BACKWARDS GOING VERY FAST. IT ALMOST HIT A LADY BUT I WAS ABLE TO SLAM DOWN HARD ON THE BRAKES AND STOP IT. I THEN DROVE IT LIMPING ALONG BECAUSE IT WOULDN'T' SHIFT, TO THE NEAREST DEALER. THERE THEY REPLACED THE THROTTLE BODY AND SOME FLUIDS AND CHARGED ME 1000.00. IT HASN'T HAPPENED SINCE BUT NOW THAT I KNOW IT IS A COMMON PROBLEM AND CAN REOCCUR, I AM LOOKING FOR ANOTHER VEHICLE TO REPLACE THIS ONE. *TR

10/13/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 09/18/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: FMZK01126GA******
Summary

THE CAR LUNGING IN DRIVE,IT ACCELERATE ,AND STAY IN THE WRONG GEAR,ONLY WAY TO STOP THE CAR IS TURN OFF THE IGNITION SWITCH. *TR

10/11/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 08/15/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02176G******
Summary

THE CAR WOULD LUNGE FORWARD WHEN I WOULD TAKE MY FOOT OFF THE BRAKE BEFORE I COULD GET MY FOOT TO THE GAS PEDAL. THEN STARTED TO LUNGE AT LOW SPEEDS IN TRAFFIC...NOW IT WILL LOSE POWER TO THE TRANSMISSION AND I WILL HAVE TO PULL OVER, TURN THE CAR OFF, THEN START IT AGAIN. THIS HAS HAPPENED IN THE CITY AND ON THE HIGHWAY WHEN TRAVELING 65MPH IN TRAFFIC. *TR

10/10/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 10/10/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06146G******
Summary

CVT TRANSMISSION MUST BE REPLACED. OUR 2006 FORD FREESTYLE WHINES WHEN IN NEUTRAL OR PARK. THE WHINE CONTINUES (AT A LOWER DECIBEL) WHEN DRIVING. OUR ASE CERTIFIED TECH TOLD US THAT THIS PROBLEM IS COMMON WITH THIS TYPE OF CAR AND IS FULLY DESCRIBED IN FORD'S TSB 06-11-4. FORD IS UNWILLING TO ASSIST US WITH THE COST OF THE REPAIR. A QUICK INTERNET SEARCH TELLS INTERESTED PARTIES THAT THIS IS A VERY COMMON PROBLEM WITH THIS CAR AND THIS TYPE OF TRANSMISSION. FURTHER, IT IS OUR OPINION THAT THIS REPAIR SHOULD BE COVERED BY FORD SINCE MANY, MANY OWNERS HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM. PLEASE ISSUE A RECALL FOR THIS VERY COSTLY REPAIR. *TR

10/09/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 07/09/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK02116G******
Summary

THE THROTTLE BODY UNIT WAS MALFUNCTIONING CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO STRAIN, LURCH, AND ACCELERATE WITHOUT DEPRESSION OF ACCELERATOR. THE THROTTLE BODY WAS CLEANED AND THEN ABOUT 2 MONTHS AFTER, THE MALFUNCTION RETURNED. AFTER EXTENSIVE RESEARCH, I VIEWED DOZENS OF SIMILAR COMPLAINTS, SOME AT LOW SPEEDS IN PARKING LOTS, IN WHICH PEDESTRIANS WERE ALMOST STRUCK. *TR

10/05/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 09/13/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02126G******
Summary

MY CAR WOULD DIE AND THEN START AGAIN. IT ALSO WOULD SURGE FORWARD WITH THE BRAKE APPLIED. THE DEALER SAID IT WAS THE THROTTLE BODY AND REPLACED IT, WHICH WAS NOT COVERED ON THE EXTENDED WARRANTY PLAN. IT IS NOW HAPPENING AGAIN (SEPTEMBER OF 2012). I HAVE RESEARCHED THIS AND FOUND THAT MANY PEOPLE HAVE SAID THEY HAVE HAD THE SAME PROBLEM, SOME REPLACING THIS PART TWICE DURING THEIR OWNERSHIP OF THE VEHICLE. THIS IS AN EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE PROBLEM AND IT NEEDS TO BE INVESTIGATED. IT SHOULD NOT BE SOMETHING THAT HAS TO BE FIXED MULTIPLE TIMES. I FEEL THAT A RECALL ON THIS VEHICLE SHOULD BE MADE. *TR

10/03/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 08/14/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK06196G******
Summary

.WHILE STOPPED IN TRAFFIC, THIS VEHICLE WILL, WITHOUT WARNING, LUNGE FORWARD. THIS HAS HAPPENED MANY MANY TIMES. I HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT THE PROBLEM IS THE THROTTLE BODY, A PART THAT COST AROUND 900 DOLLARS. I FEEL THAT FORD SHOULD FIX THIS PROBLEM BECAUSE OF THE SERIOUS SAFETY IMPLICATIONS. *TR

09/28/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 09/19/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2FMZA52286B******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTAR. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING, THE TRANSMISSION WOULD NOT ENGAGE INTO REVERSE OR PARK. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A LOCAL MECHANIC WHO LOCATED THE FAILURE AT THE TORQUE CONVERTER, WHICH WAS REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 175,000.

09/25/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 09/21/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZKO1176G******
Summary

WHEN I STOP THE CAR AT A TRAFFIC LIGHT OR ANY STOP, THE CAR IS ACCELERATED. AND HAVE PROBLEMS TO RUN AGAIN. THIS IS THE SECOND TIME I HAVE TO REPLACED THE THROTTLE BODY. *TR

09/24/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/10/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02126G******
Summary

I WAS PULLING IN TO WALMART PARKING LOT PULLED UP BEHIND A PARKED VEHICLE I WAS ALMOST STOPPED WHEN MY CAR ACCELERATED IT WAS ALMOST LIKE SOME ONE PUSHED MY GAS PEDAL TO THE FLOOR I HAD TO JUMP ON THE BRAKE PEDAL WITH BOTH FEET THEN THE CAR STALLED AND WHEN I RESTARTED THE CAR I HAD NO POWER I HAD TO SHUT THE CAR OFF THEN RESTARTED IT AGAIN THEN IT WAS FINE. *TR

09/22/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 09/01/2011
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK021X6G******
Summary

WHILE STOPPED IN A LINE OF TRAFFIC TO GET INTO A PARKING LOT FOR A NFL FOOTBALL GAME, WHILE HAVING MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE THE VEHICLE REVVED UP AND LUNGED FORWARD BUMPING INTO THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME. AFTER PULLING OVER AND TAKING EACH OTHERS INFORMATION, AFTER GETTING BACK INTO THE CAR AND DRIVING TO PARKING SPACE THE CAR SURGED AND LUNGED FORWARD WHEN TURNING THE WHEEL TO ENTER PARKING SPACE. *TR

09/21/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 09/17/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

VEHICLE LUNGES WHILE AT ZERO OR LOW SPEEDS SOMETIMES ALMOST CAUSING A COLLISION WITH OTHER VEHICLES OR STATIONARY ITEMS. *TR

09/17/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 09/01/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06126G******
Summary

THE TRANSMISSION HAS TO BE REPLACED WITH ONLY 65,000 AT A COST OF $6000. FORD IS AWARE OF CVT TRANSMISSION DEFECTS AND FAILURE IN IT'S 2005 THRU 2007 FREESTYLES, YET IT HAS DONE NOTHING TO ASSIST ITS CUSTOMERS WITH THIS ISSUE, DESPITE NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS FROM THE VEHICLE OWNERS INCLUDING MYSELF. *TR

09/15/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 12/08/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK01106G******
Summary

MY 2006 FORD FREESTYLE LURCHES FORWARD AT 0 TO 5 MPH. THE LURCHING OCCURS EVEN IF I DO NOT PRESS THE PEDAL. IT IS DANGEROUS AT INTERSECTIONS AND WHEN TRYING TO PARK. A MECHANIC REPLACED THE EGR VALVE AND IT IS STILL LURCHING FORWARD..FROM WHAT I HAVE FOUND ON THE INTERNET IT SEEMS THAT MANY OTHERS ARE HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM WITH THIS VEHICLE. *TR

09/14/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/01/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02176G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD CONTINUE TO ABNORMALLY ACCELERATE WHEN THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WAS RELEASED. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT A WRENCH WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED AFTER THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 102,385.

09/14/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 09/03/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I WAS BACKING UP IN THE DRIVE WAY AND THE CAR ACCELERATED ON IT'S OWN THE ENGINE RPGS WENT TO 4000 WITHOUT ME PRESSING THE GAS. THE CALL CONTINUED TO ACCELERATE UNTIL I PRESSED BRAKES AND IT STALLED. *TR

09/13/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 10/30/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01146G******
Summary

THE CAR LUNGES AT LOW SPEEDS (AROUND 5 MPH), WHEN IN BOTH DRIVE GEAR AND REVERSE. IT HAPPENS EVERY TIME THE CAR IS PUT IN AND OUT OF GEAR. NO CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS DISPLAYED. *TR

09/10/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 09/04/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK04156G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE STOPPED WITH THE BRAKES APPLIED, THE ENGINE RPMS INCREASED TO 3,000 AS THE VEHICLE LUNGED FORWARD ABNORMALLY. THE VEHICLE THEN STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN FOR INSPECTION OR REPAIRS. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 93,800. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 94,000.

09/07/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,SERVICE BRAKES,ENGINE,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 05/13/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02146G******
Summary

MY 2006 FORD LUNGES. IT ALSO LOSES POWER AND CUTS OFF WHILE TRYING TO DRIVE. THIS HAPPENS EVERYWHERE AND ANYWHERE. EVEN IF MY FOOT IS ON THE BRAKE IT WILL LUNGE FORWARD OR BACKWARD IT DOES NO DISCRIMINATE. THIS HAPPENS ALL THE TIME. IT'S ALSO WORSE WHEN THE AIR CONDITIONING IS ON. THIS COULD POTENTIALLY BE A SERIOUS SITUATION ON THE HIGHWAYS AND LOCAL STREETS, IF THE CAR IS JUST CUTTING OFF WHILE DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD. LUNGING FORWARD/BACKWARD COULD BECOME POTENTIALLY SERIOUS AS WELL. I REALLY HOPE THAT FORD TAKES RESPONSIBILITY FOR THESE ISSUES. ESPECIALLY SINCE THEY STOPPED MAKING THE FREESTYLE WHAT 3 YRS LATER. IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THEY REALIZED THERE WAS SOME KIND OF AN ISSUE WHY ELSE WOULD THEY QUIT MAKING IT? I HAVE TO SAY OTHER THAN THAT MAJOR PROBLEM OF LUNGING AND GOING THROUGH REAR BRAKES THE CAR ITSELF IS WONDERFUL AND NOT MY FIRST FORD. I LOVE FORD VEHICLES, UNFORTUNATELY I AM A LITTLE DISAPPOINTED WITH THIS ONE. IF FORD WOULD TAKE RESPONSIBILITY AND FIX IT THAT WOULD BE GREAT! I CAN'T AFFORD TO FIX IT NOR GET ANOTHER VEHICLE. I FEEL LIKE I HAVE A LEMON ON MY HANDS. *TR

09/06/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/28/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT ANY SPEED THE VEHICLE SHAKES VIOLENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHO DIAGNOSE THAT THE CAUSED OF THE FAILURE WAS THE TRANSMISSION AND OFFERED NO ASSISTANCE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE WHO STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NO LONGER UNDER WARRANTY AND DID NOT OFFER ANY ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 130,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 135,000.

09/05/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 08/30/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK061X6G******
Summary

2006 FORD FREESTYLE AT LOW SPEEDS ALL OF A SUDDEN LUNGES BOTH IN REVERSE OR IN DRIVE. *TR

09/05/2012
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/05/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

MY CAR ACCELERATES SOMETIMES WHILE MY FOOT IS ON THE BRAKE PEDAL. IT FEELS LIKE IT IS JUMPING FORWARD OR SOMETHING. ALSO WHEN I TURN ON MY AIR CONDITION MY CAR, IF IN MOTION, WILL START TO JUMP FORWARD EVEN THOUGH YOU HAVE YOUR FOOT ON THE BRAKE. IT EVEN CUT OFF ON ME SEVERAL TIMES WITH THE AIR CONDITIONING ON. I NOW JUST DRIVE WITHOUT AIR AT ALL BECAUSE I AM SCARED THAT MY CAR WILL JUST STOP ON ME. ALSO MY AIR ONLY WORKS ON THE HIGHEST LEVEL. *TR

09/04/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 09/08/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I HAVE A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE WITH THE SAME PROBLEM, THE SUV LUNGING FORWARD WHEN IN DRIVE OR IF YOUR IN REVERSE IT DOES IT TO. I ALSO HAVE A FAIL SAFE ISSUES THE LITTLE WRENCH LITE COMES ON AND ACTS LIKE IT'S GOING TO DIE, AND WHEN YOU TURN THE KEY OFF AND WAIT A COUPLE OF SECONDS THEN RESTART THE CAR IT IS FINE. ALSO I GO THROUGH REAR BRAKES LIKE CANDY. WHY ISN'T THERE ANYBODY MAKING FORD ACCOUNTABLE FORE THESE PROBLEMS. *TR

09/03/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 09/03/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

AT A VERY LOW SPEED THE THROTTLE BODY STUCK OPEN, AND THE CAR LUNGED BACKWARDS. I HAD TO SLAM ON THE BREAKS HARD TO NOT ZOOM OUT INTO THE PARKING LOT INTO A PASSING CAR. THE CHECK ENGINE, "WRENCH" LIGHT CAME ON AND THE LUNGING KEPT CONTINUING BOTH IN FORWARD AND REVERSE FOR SEVERAL SECONDS. FINALLY, IT APPEARED TO STOP ONCE I PUT THE CAR IN NEUTRAL, AND I WAS ABLE TO BACK OUT OF THE PARKING SPACE. AFTER THAT, THERE WAS SOMETHING DEFINITELY WRONG WITH THE THROTTLE ITSELF. I WAS UNABLE TO ACCELERATE INTO TRAFFIC AT THE NECESSARY RATE. THIS IS A REOCCURRING PROBLEM AS THERE ARE HUNDREDS IF NOT THOUSANDS OF REPORTS AND COMPLAINTS ABOUT 2005-2006 FREESTYLES AND 500S. I WOULD HOPE THAT FORD WOULD DO THE RIGHT THING AND RECALL THIS PART FOR THE SAFETY OF THEIR CUSTOMERS AND EVERYONE ON THE ROADWAY. *TR

09/03/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 09/01/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

ANYTIME I GO FROM PARK TO REVERSE OR DRIVE AT IDLE SPEED MY CAR LUNGES. ON THIS PARTICULAR DAY I WAS BACKING OUT OF A PARKING SPOT. THE CAR LUNGED SO HARD IT THROUGH CODES AND THE WRENCH ON THE DASH LITE UP AND CAR LOST ALL ACCELERATION POWER. I PARKED THE CAR AND DROVE IT THE NEXT DAY AND THE POWER WAS BACK AND THE WRENCH WAS NOT LITE ANYMORE. IT REALLY SCARES ME TO DRIVE THIS CAR. *TR

08/31/2012
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 09/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

MY 2006 FORD FREESTYLE LIMITED HAS MAJOR ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS. I HAVE HAD THE CAR LUNGE ON ME, AT 0MPH IT WOULD LUNGE FORWARD, AND IN REVERSE. FORTUNATELY I HAD MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE EVERY TIME. I DON'T THINK IT IS THE TRANSMISSION. I HAVE A FEELING THAT IT IS ALL ELECTRICAL. I HAVE HAD THE LUNGING PROBLEM SINCE LAST YEAR. (2011) AND THE CAR HAS BEEN DETERIORATING SINCE. YESTERDAY I GOT "CHECK CHARGING SYSTEM" AND NOW IT KILLS ALL OF THE LIGHTS AND GAUGES... YET IT STILL KIND OF RAN.(NOT VERY GOOD UP HILL, AND NO INDICATOR LIGHTS, NO SPEEDOMETER NOTHING.)ANOTHER RECENT PROBLEM I HAVE IS THE CENTER ENGINE (SHOCK?)MOUNT IS BUSTED. *TR

08/28/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 11/19/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS THE VEHICLE LUNGE FORWARD. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHO WAS UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 65,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 113,000.

08/27/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 12/05/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

MY HUSBAND USED THE CRUISE CONTROL ON THE HIGHWAY AND EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF POWER. WE ARE UNABLE TO USE THE CRUISE CONTROL AT ALL. THIS IS ALSO A PROBLEM WHEN GETTING ON THE HIGHWAY OR PASSING. TRYING TO PASS CAN BE TERRIFYING WHEN YOU ARE IN THE LEFT HAND LANE AND LOSE POWER,YOU HAVE TO FIND A WAY TO PULL TO THE RIGHT HAND LANE ,GET OFF THE ROAD, AND SHUT OFF THE ENGINE.WHEN YOU START BACK UP YOU HAVE POWER AGAIN. I KNOW THAT WE ARE NOT THE ONLY ONES WITH THIS PROBLEM I ALSO KNOW THAT THEY HAVE HAD A RECALL FOR THE SAME PROBLEM WITH A DIFFERENT MODEL. *TR

08/27/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,ENGINE
Incident Date: 08/17/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01126G******
Summary

I HAVE OWNED MY 2006 FORD FREESTYLE FOR JUST OVER A YEAR....IN THIS SHORT TIME I HAVE HAD IT IN THE SHOP TWICE, BOTH FOR MAJOR REPAIRS. THE FIRST TIME WAS WITHIN WEEKS OF MY DRIVING IT OFF THE LOT; ALL OF A SUDDEN MY CAR STOPPED RECOGNIZING THE KEY (I GUESS IT'S A SMART KEY WITH A CHIP EMBEDDED IN IT). I HAD TO GET MY CAR TOWED TO TWO DEALERSHIPS BEFORE THE SECOND ONE HAD IT FOR MULTIPLE DAYS BEFORE GETTING IT BACK. THIS TIME I WAS LEAVING THE STORE WITH MY DAUGHTERS. I STARTED MY CAR AND SHIFTED THE GEAR TO DRIVE AND ALTHOUGH MY CAR MADE THE ACCELERATING SOUND, IT WENT ABSOLUTELY NOWHERE. I THEN TRIED TO REVERSE IT AND PUT IT IN NEUTRAL TO SEE WHAT IT WOULD DO. I ONCE AGAIN HAD TO GET IT TOWED TO TWO DIFFERENT DEALERSHIPS AND IT HAS NOW BEEN AT THE CURRENT DEALERSHIP FOR OVER A WEEK AND THEY ARE HAVING TO DISASSEMBLE MY TRANSMISSION TO DETERMINE WHAT IS WRONG WITH IT. I DID A VERY GENERIC SEARCH ON GOOGLE FOR RECALLS ON MY CAR AND STUMBLED UPON WWW.EDMUNDS.COM WHERE THERE ARE NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS ABOUT TRANSMISSION ISSUES IN THE 2006 AND 2007 FORD FREESTYLES AS WELL AS LUNGING ISSUES. MY CAR DID THIS ONCE WHILE I WAS DRIVING MY CHILDREN TO SCHOOL. I WAS TURNING A CURB AND FELT IT ACCELERATE IMMEDIATELY AND IT SHOCKED ME SO THAT I THREW ON MY BRAKES AND ALMOST CAUSED AN ACCIDENT. OUT OF THIS LETTER, I WOULD LIKE TO SEE A RECALL ON THE 2006 FORD FREESTYLES FOR TRANSMISSION ISSUES WHERE THE MANUFACTURER WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR NEGLIGENCE IN MAKING THESE CARS AND REPAIRS ASSOCIATED WITH IT. THIS IS MY THIRD CAR THAT I HAVE OWNED AND MY FIRST FORD CAR. AFTER THESE ISSUES IN SUCH A SHORT TIME OF OWNERSHIP I PROMISE YOU IT WILL BE MY LAST FORD. VERY UNHAPPY FREESTYLE OWNER!!! [XXX] INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

08/23/2012
Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING,SEAT BELTS,STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 04/13/2012
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMCK03136G******
Summary

MY DAUGHTER HAD A WRECK, SHE REAR-ENDED A TRUCK WHO RAN INTO ANOTHER VEHICLE. THE AIRBAG ON MY VEHICLE DID NOT DEPLOY ALTHOUGH THE SEATBELT DID LOCK UP. THERE HAD BEEN NO WARNING LIGHT STATING THAT THERE WAS ANYTHING WRONG WITH THE AIRBAG. I HAVE WRITTEN TO FORD ABOUT THIS MALFUNCTION BUT THEY JUST SAY THERE IS NO RECALL ON THE AIRBAGS. I TOLD THEM THAT UNFORTUNATELY NO ONE WILL KNOW IF THERE IS A PROBLEM UNTIL THEY HAVE AN ACCIDENT. I FEEL THIS IS A VERY UNSAFE PART AND NEEDS INVESTIGATION. *TR

08/20/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,ENGINE,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 04/09/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK02146G******
Summary

MY COMPLAINT MIRRORS VERBATIM OTHERS RELATED TO THE MAY 2011 INVESTIGATION OPENED INTO THE "LUNGING" AT SLOW SPEEDS FOR THE 05-07 FORD FREESTYLE. THE AC, HOT TEMPS, & LUNGING. ONE OCCURRENCE TRAVELING 60MPH & BEGAN TO "STALL OUT" & SLOW ON MAJOR HIGHWAY WITH THREE CHILDREN IN CAR. ANY PRESSURE ON FUEL PEDAL NO RESULT. BUSY TRAFFIC, COULD ONLY TRAVEL MAX 35-40MPH. PUT FLASHERS ON & STRUGGLED TO MAKE IT TO REPAIR SHOP. TURNED OFF AC IN 100 DEGREE HEAT TO GET ANY KIND OF RESPONSE FROM ENGINE. I WAS WORRIED & FEARED FOR MINE & MY CHILDREN'S SAFETY. VEHICLE WOULD BARELY ACCELERATE THRU INTERSECTION AFTER STOPPING FOR RED LIGHT. FINALLY MADE IT TO SHOP. VEHICLE WAS PLACED ON MACHINE. CODES APPEARED: P061B ALTER FUEL CONTROL MODULE ERROR, P2106 THROTTLE ACTUATOR FORCED LIMITED. TOOK VEHICLE TO FORD HOUSE & EXPLAINED ISSUES AS WELL AS CODES FROM PREVIOUS SHOP. WAS TOLD WOULD BE $100 FOR FORD TO HOOK UP FOR A DX. IF THE CODES I HAD WERE SAME,WOULD COST EST $800 TO REPAIR. AS MOM OF 3 & WHO DRIVES GREAT DISTANCES FOR WORK, THIS REPAIR ASAP. HAVE HAD MANY OCCASIONS IF NOT HAD FOOT FIRMLY ON BRAKE THE VEHICLE WOULD'VE CAUSED A WRECK AT STOP LIGHT, PULLING INTO, OUT OF PARKING LOTS, ETC. CAR LITERALLY DRIVES ITSELF IN D/R AT 10MPH WITH NO ACCELERATION AT ALL AFTER PLACING IN D/R. ON 8-12-12 WAS IN DRIVE THRU LINE & CAR LUNGED AT HIGH RATE OF SPEED FORWARD AFTER BARELY LIFTING FOOT OFF BRAKE. CAME MM FROM SLAMMING INTO VEHICLE IN FRONT. PUT CAR IN P & THE VEHICLE DIED. WRENCH/ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. TURNED ENGINE OFF, TURNED AC OFF & RESTARTED THE CAR. I CAN ONLY IMAGINE WHAT WOULD'VE HAPPENED IF THIS HAD OCCURRED AT A STOP LIGHT IN A BUSY INTERSECTION? THIS ISSUE IS A FATALITY WAITING TO HAPPEN. THIS CANNOT BE A FLUKE RANDOM ISSUE IF YOU HAVE REC'D 238 PRIOR COMPLAINTS REGARDING THE EXACT SAME ISSUE. I URGE NHTSA TO PLACE A RECALL, IF FOR THE ONLY REASON TO SAVE LIVES. *TR UPDATED 08-03-12 *BF UPDATED 09/07/2012 *JS

08/18/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 09/29/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK05106G******
Summary

ISSUES WITH THROTTLE BODY , THE WRENCH LIGHT HAS COME ON MULTIPLE TIMES WHILE DRIVING AT LOW SPEEDS(UNDER 45MPH) THE CAN WILL RANDOMLY LURCH AT LOW SPEEDS , HAVING THE AIR CONDITIONER ON SEEMS TO MAKE THE PROBLEM WORSE . THE WAY THE CAR JOLTS AND JUMPS IS UNPREDICTABLE AND MAKES THE VEHICLE UNSAFE . THIS PROBLEM HAS BEEN HAPPENING SINCE WE PURCHASED THE CAR , AND AFTER YEARS AND MANY TRIPS TO THE FORD DEALER THE PROBLEM WILL STOP FOR ONLY A FEW DAYS OR FEW MONTHS AND THEN THE SAME PROBLEM STARTS ALL OVER AGAIN. ALSO OTHER OWNERS OF FORD FREESTYLES MADE EITHER IN2005 OR 2006 HAVE ALSO EXPERIENCES THE SAME EXACT PROBLEMS I HAVE EXPERIENCED. I STRONGLY FEEL THIS CAR SHOULD BE RECALLED DUE TO THE SAFETY ISSUES. *TR

08/16/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/19/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06106G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING 55 MPH WHEN HE NOTICED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT DECELERATE. THE CONTACT HAD TO TAP ON THE BRAKE PEDAL A COUPLE OF TIMES TO GET THE VEHICLE TO DECELERATE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 85,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 86,000.

08/15/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/15/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02116G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE SITTING AT A TRAFFIC LIGHT THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY ACCELERATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 138,000.

08/15/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 06/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

THE CAR SURGES, JUMPS, SOMETIMES ACCLERATES AND I PUT ON THE BRAKES AND IT WILL SOMETIMES DIE. MAINLY HAPPENS WHEN I AM IN REVERSE/FORWARD OR THE AIR CONDITIONING IS RUNNING. ALSO, DOES THIS WHEN I AM IDLING IN A PARKING LOT OR AT A TRAFFIC LIGHT. I HAVE TAKEN IT TO AUTO REPAIR SHOPS AND THEY THINK IT IS THE COMPUTER. COULDN'T AFFORD TO DO A NEW COMPUTER SO THOUGHT I WOULD HOLD OUT, SINCE IT DOESN'T DO IT ALL THE TIME. NOW IT IS STARTING TO GET WORSE. I TURN THE AIR OFF WHEN STARTING OUT. MY WRENCH LIGHT COMES ON AND I DON'T HAVE MUCH POWER AND MY RPMS GET UP TO 4 WHEN DRIVING 50MPH. TURN THE CAR OFF AND IT IS LIKE IT NEVER HAPPENED. THE CAR IS DANGEROUS TO DRIVE WITH MY KIDS NOT KNOWING WHEN IT WILL HAPPEN IN BUSY TRAFFIC,,WILL IT DIE AND SOMEONE HIT ME? THIS ISN'T NORMAL AND I HAVE FOUND OUT MY CAR ISN'T THE ONLY ONE DOING THIS SAME THING. WILL IT REALLY TAKE SOMEONE GETTING VERY HURT FOR SOMETHING TO BE DONE? WHAT JUSTICE IS THAT AND KNOWING THAT THIS PROBLEMS EXIST. FIRST TIME BUYING A FORD AND WILL PROBABLY BE THE LAST TIME. I DON'T TRUST THEM. YOU HAVE A PROBLEM YOU FIX IT. THAT IS INTEGRITY & TRUST. LOVE FOR SOMEONE FROM FORD TO COME WITH ME FOR A DAY AND RIDE IN BUMPER TO BUMPER TRAFFIC AND SEE HOW OUR DAY GOES. *TR

08/14/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/22/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06126G******
Summary

TWICE, IN 100+ DEGREE WEATHER, AFTER IDLING FOR A SHORT TIME WITH AC RUNNING, I PUT THE CAR IN REVERSE ONLY TO HAVE IT LUNGE BACKWARD. THANKFULLY I WAS ABLE TO CONTROL THIS WITH THE BRAKE. IT CONTINUED TO HAPPEN IN DRIVE UNTIL I REACHED MY DESTINATION (FORTUNATELY A SHORT DISTANCE, ALTHOUGH TRAFFIC WAS HEAVY) AND TURNED THE ENGINE OFF AND LET IT SIT FOR AWHILE. IT HAS NOT REPEATED THROUGH THE COOL MONTHS, BUT I FEAR IT WILL REPEAT IF I AM IN THE SAME CONDITIONS. AS I LIVE PART OF THE YEAR IN ARIZONA, THAT IS VERY LIKELY. IT SEEMS THAT THIS IS A KNOWN ISSUE WITH THIS CAR, HOPE FORD ISN'T WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO DIE BEFORE THEY FIX IT. *TR

08/13/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 08/11/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

BACKING FROM DRIVEWAY INTO THE STREET, CAR SURGED BUT WAS ABLE TO STOP IT WHEN BRAKE APPLIED. AT THAT POINT THE VEHICLE STALLED. ABLE TO RESTART AND CONTINUE WITHOUT INCIDENT BUT WARNING "WRENCH" LIGHT WAS ON INDICATING THROTTLE / TRANSMISSION FAULT WAS DETECTED AND SERVICE REQUIRED. AFTER RESTARTING LATER THAT DAY NO PROBLEMS NOTICED AND NO WARNING LIGHT. THIS WAS THE MOST SEVERE CASE SO FAR BUT HAD NOTICED SOME SMALL SURGING IN PRIOR WEEKS BOTH IN REVERSE AND DRIVE WHEN STARTING OUT BOTH FROM COLD START AND FROM RESTART CONDITIONS. FURTHER RESEARCH SUGGESTS THIS IS A WELL KNOW THROTTLE BODY PROBLEM FOR FORD FREESTYLE / 500 / MONTEGO MODELS FROM 2005 / 2006 TIMEFRAME. SAFETY RISK IS SIGNIFICANT, CANNOT LET OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS OR ANY LESS EXPERIENCED OPERATORS DRIVE THIS VEHICLE UNTIL THE PROBLEM IS ADDRESSED. REPLACEMENT OR AT LEAST MAINTENANCE FOR THIS KNOWN FAULTY SYSTEM SHOULD BE PROVIDED AT NO CHARGE BY THE MANUFACTURER. *TR

08/12/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 07/13/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06156G******
Summary

I WAS STOPPED AND IN A LINE OF VEHICLES IN A PARKING LOT WITH MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE AND THE ENGINE SURGED. FORTUNATELY, I HAD MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE WITH SUFFICIENT PRESSURE TO KEEP THE CAR FROM LUNGING FORWARD. THIS OCCURRED SEVERAL TIMES WHILE IN THE PARKING LOT WITH THE ENGINE GOING INTO (LIMP MODE) FORCED LIMITED POWER MODE. I DROVE THE CAR DIRECTLY TO THE FORD DEALER WHERE THE CAR WAS PURCHASED. THE MECHANICS DID NOT DETECT ANY DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES AND SENT ME ON MY WAY. SINCE THEN THERE HAVE BEEN PROBABLY SIX (6) MORE EVENTS WITHOUT THE ENGINE GOING INTO FORCED LIMITED POWER MODE. IN ALL EVENTS THE ENGINES SURGES TO APPROXIMATELY BETWEEN 1500RPM AND 1800RPM WITH THE CAR IN DRIVE AND THE FOOT SECURELY ON THE BRAKE. THE EVENT GENERALLY LASTS LESS THAN 5 SECONDS. ALL EVENTS OCCURRED DURING SUMMER MONTHS. LAST EVENT WAS THIS PAST WEDNESDAY WHEN MY SON WAS DRIVING THE CAR. I WITNESSED THE EVENT AS A PASSENGER. THE TWO CODES THAT CAME UP ARE P2106 AND P061B. I PURCHASED A TESTER TO READ THE CODES. CURRENT MILEAGE IS 77995. RESEARCHING THE POTENTIAL CAUSE OF THIS PROBLEM LED ME TO YOUR SITE AND PROMPTED ME TO FILE A COMPLAINT. *TR

08/11/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 08/10/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK031X6G******
Summary

WE WERE IN A PARKING LOT. I HAD JUST SHIFTED IN TO REVERSE AND LIGHTED UP ON THE BRAKE, AND THE CAR THROTTLED BACKWARDS. I QUICKLY PRESSED THE BRAKE AND THE CAR STALLED OR QUIT. I STARTED THE CAR AGAIN AND THE CAR THROTTLED BACKWARDS AGAIN. I PRESSED THE BRAKE, BUT IT DIDN'T STALL THIS TIME. I SLOWLY RELEASED THE BRAKE AND WAS ABLE TO BACK OUT OF MY SPOT. A LITTLE WHILE LATER, HAVING ARRIVED AT ANOTHER DESTINATION, ABOUT 10 MILES AWAY, I WAS PULLING INTO A PARKING SPOT, IN DRIVE, AND AFTER RELEASING THE THROTTLE, TO APPLY THE BREAK AS I WAS COASTING IN, THE CAR 'THROTTLED' AGAIN. FORTUNATELY, THERE WAS NOT ANOTHER VEHICLE IN THE SPACE IN FRONT OF ME OR I WOULD HAVE PROBABLY HAD A FENDER BENDER. *TR

08/10/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/09/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK03176G******
Summary

CAR LUNGES FORWARD WHEN IT IS HOT OUTSIDE AND AIR CONDITIONING IS ON. WHILE FOOT IS ON BRAKE, THE CAR LUNGES WANTING TO MOVE FORWARD. I WAS IN A CAR LINE TO PICK UP MY KIDS FROM SCHOOL AND IT WAS 105 OUTSIDE AND I HAD THE AIR ON. WHEN THE FOOT IS ON THE BRAKE THE CAR REVS UP AND TRIES TO MOVE FORWARD. IT HAS DONE IT A COUPLE TIMES IN THE PAST, BUT VERY SOFTLY (MOSTLY WHEN PUTTING IT INTO REVERSE). THIS HAPPENED YESTERDAY AND IT WOULDN'T STOP. I WAS SCARED TO DEATH THAT I WOULD HIT A CAR OR A CHILD WALKING TO THE CARS. ONLY DUE TO THE FACT THAT MY FOOT WAS ON THE BREAK DID I NOT MOVE MORE THAN A COUPLE INCHES, THE ONLY WAY TO MAKE IT STOP WAS TO TURN THE CAR OFF. I WAS STUCK IN THE CAR LINE AND HAD TO TURN MY CAR ON TO MOVE EVERY COUPLE MINUTES AND WAS SO SCARED THAT I WOULD HIT SOMEBODY/SOMETHING. I DIDN'T SEE THE TACHOMETER MOVE VERY MUCH BUT THE FORCE OF THE CAR WAS SCARY. THE WRENCH LIGHT AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT BOTH CAME ON. FORD NEEDS TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS. THIS IS VERY DANGEROUS. OF COURSE, FORD SAYS THERE IS NO PROBLEM WITH THE FRESTYLE MODEL AND THAT I NEED TO HAVE MY THROTTLE BODY LOOKED AT WHICH IS NOT COVERED BY THEM AS I'M OUT OF WARRANTY. NEEDLESS TO SAY, I'M TAKING MY CAR TO A DIFFERENT MECHANIC. I CAN'T TRUST FORD. I?VE ALREADY HAD MY CVT TRANSMISION REPLACED WITH FORD (IN 2010) AS IT COMPLETELY FAILED AND OF COURSE THAT WAS OUT OF WARRANTY TOO. FILE WITH PE11018. *TR

08/10/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/17/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK04166G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE LUNGED FORWARD AS SHE WAS BRAKING TO A STOP. THE FAILURE ALSO CAUSED THE VEHICLE TO SPORADICALLY STALL WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER FOR INSPECTION WHERE THEY STATED THAT THE AIR INTAKE VALVE WAS CRACKED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE ISSUE AND STATED THAT THERE WERE NO RECALLS FOR THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 75,000.

08/09/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/13/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I WOULD LIKE TO ADD MY COMPLAINING TO INCIDENT PE11018. MY FORD FREESTYLE 2006 IS DOING EXACTLY AS DESCRIBED. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE A RECALL ISSUED. HOW MANY INCIDENTS DOES IT TAKE BEFORE ACTION IS TAKEN BY FORD? *TR

08/08/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/06/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06186G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE SURGED WHILE SITTING AT A TRAFFIC LIGHT. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT THE FAILURE WOULD ONLY OCCUR WHEN THE AIR CONDITIONER WAS ON. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHO ADVISED NOT TO RUN THE AIR CONDITIONER. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 90,000 AND THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNAVAILABLE.

08/07/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 02/10/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT VEHICLE WOULD SURGE FORWARD WHEN SITTING AT A COMPLETE STOP OR WHEN TRYING TO PARK. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THEY HAD TO DEPRESS THE BRAKES EXTREMELY HARD IN ORDER TO KEEP THE VEHICLE FROM MOVING. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER AND WAS TOLD THAT THE THROTTLE BODY ASSEMBLY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 100,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 127,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

08/07/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 06/04/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK02106G******
Summary

FIRST TIME IT HAPPENED CAR LUNGED FORWARD AT SHUT DOWN, DIED COMPLETELY. 30 MINUTES LATER WAS ABLE TO TURN IT OVER. MECHANIC SAID IT NEEDED THROTTLE BODY BUT IT WAS ON NATIONAL BACKORDER UNTIL AUGUST 2009. SO HAD TO DRIVE IT HOME. HAPPENED QUITE A BIT THROUGHOUT THAT TIME UNTIL I REALIZED THAT IT HAD A LOT TO DO WITH HAVING THE A/C ON. IT HAPPENS EVEN WITHOUT THE A/C ON SOMETIMES AT LIGHTS, STOP SIGNS, AND IN PARKING LOTS, AND ALSO WHEN IN REVERSE IT LUNGES IN THAT DIRECTION AS WELL; SOMETIMES AT VERY HIGH RATE WHICH IS SCARY. HAVE 3 CHILDREN AND CANNOT FATHOM WHY THIS CAR HAS NOT BEEN RECALLED. I STILL OWE MONEY ON IT AND NOW IT IS SITTING IN MY MECHANICS GARAGE BECAUSE THE CVT TRANSMISSION WENT OUT.. 5 WEEKS NOW AND I DO NOT HAVE TRANSPORTATION BECAUSE I CANNOT AFFORD TO FIX THE CVT TRANSMISSION THAT ALOT OF OTHER PEOPLE ARE HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM WITH. *TR

08/07/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/05/2012
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK04126G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED WAS REVERSING FROM A PARKING SPACE WHEN THE VEHICLE ABNORMALLY ACCELERATED. THE CONTACT APPLIED THE BRAKES BUT THE BRAKE PEDAL TRAVELED TO THE FLOORBOARD AND THE VEHICLE DID NOT RESPOND. THE CONTACT THEN CRASHED INTO ANOTHER VEHICLE. THERE WERE NO INJURIES REPORTED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHO ADVISED THE CONTACT THAT THE MASTER AIR FLOW SENSOR AND THE THROTTLE BODY NEEDED TO BE CLEANED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 113,000.

08/05/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,SERVICE BRAKES,ENGINE
Incident Date: 06/11/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02126G******
Summary

WHILE BACKING UP THE CAR LUNGES WHEN FOOT IS STILL ON THE BRAKE. CAR WILL OCCASIONALLY LUNGE FORWARD WHEN PULLING OUT OF A PARKING SPOT OR WHEN STOPPED AT TRAFFIC LIGHT OR STOP SIGN. VERY UNSAFE!!!!!! MUST MAKE SURE MY FOOT IS ON THE BRAKE HARD WHEN STOPPED OR BE READY TO QUICKLY BRAKE WHEN BACKING UP. THE AC IS SOMETIMES ON WHEN THIS HAPPENS AND THE TEMPERATURE IS IN THE UPPER 80'S. WE LIVE IN COLORADO SPRINGS, CO AND 80 DEGREE TEMP ARE PRETTY HOT HERE. LATELY IT HAS BEEN IN THE 90 DEGREE + RANGE AND THE ISSUE HAS BEEN HAPPENING MORE. MY WIFE MOSTLY DRIVES THIS CAR AND OUR TEENAGE DAUGHTER, NEW DRIVE WITH A PERMIT, IS LEARNING TO DRIVE, THIS IS NOT SAFE!!!. PLEASE PUT PRESSURE ON FORD TO FIX THIS SAFETY ITEM. SEEMS LIKE MAY OTHERS ARE HAVING THE SAME ISSUE. WILL IT TAKE FOR SOMEONE TO BE SERIOUSLY HURT OR KILLED BEFORE THIS GETS LOOKED AT? HOW MANY ACCIDENTS MAJOR OR MINOR HAS THIS CAUSED? HOW MANY INSURANCE RATES HAVE INCREASED BECAUSE OF THESE ACCIDENTS? PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS!!!!!!! *TR

08/04/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/04/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZKO3136G******
Summary

THE VEHICLE WILL LUNGE FORWARD AT SLOW SPEED OR WHILE STOPPING. IT HAS DONE SO NUMEROUS TIMES NOW AND SEEMS VERY DANGEROUS. IT HAS DONE IT AT STOP SIGNS AND WHILE PARKING THE VEHICLE. I HAVE READ SEVERAL OTHER PEOPLE HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM. *TR

08/03/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/01/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02106G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS IN PARK OR REVERSE, IT WOULD SURGE FORWARD ABNORMALLY. THE CONTACT REMOVED HIS FOOT FROM THE BRAKE PEDAL AND THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED FORWARD ABNORMALLY. THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED WITHOUT THE CONTACT DEPRESSING THE ACCELERATION PEDAL. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A REPAIR SHOP WHERE IT WAS INSPECTED. THE MECHANIC CLEANED THE INTAKE VALVE AS A REMEDY HOWEVER FAILURE RECURRED FREQUENTLY. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 102,306. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 101,000.

08/03/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/13/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06196G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS AND ON SOME OCCASIONS WHILE PARKING, THE VEHICLE WOULD LUNGE FORWARD ABNORMALLY. ON ONE OCCASION THE WRENCH WARNING LAMP ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY WAS DEFECTIVE AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 95,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 97,000.

08/02/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/06/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01196G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD LUNGE FORWARD OR ACCELERATE ABNORMALLY. THE FAILURE WAS MOST PROMINENT WHEN THE AIR CONDITIONER WAS ACTIVATED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR INSPECTION OR POSSIBLE REPAIRS. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 94,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 95,000.

08/02/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/02/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02156G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE ENTERING A PARKING SPACE WITH THE BRAKES DEPRESSED, THE VEHICLE LUNGED FORWARD AND BACKWARD ABNORMALLY. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED WHO OFFERED NO ASSISTANCE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 146,000.

08/02/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/15/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK021X6G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE IN REVERSE, THE CONTACT RELEASED THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WHEN SUDDENLY THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED ON ITS OWN. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR A DIAGNOSTIC TEST. THE TECHNICIAN REPLACED THE THROTTLE BODY AIR INTAKE AND THROTTLE BODY KIT. THE FAILURE OCCURRED A SECOND TIME. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN BACK TO THE DEALER, WHERE THE SAME REPAIR WAS PERFORMED. TWO YEARS AFTER THE SECOND REPAIR, THE FAILURE OCCURRED A THIRD TIME. THERE WAS AN INVESTIGATION UNDER NHTSA ACTION NUMBER: PE11018 (VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL) THAT MAY BE RELATED TO THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 30,000.

08/01/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 01/01/2009
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06136G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT WAS TRAVELING 5 MPH WHEN THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED UNEXPECTEDLY, DESPITE THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL NOT BEING DEPRESSED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 100,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 111,000. ....UPDATED 08-24-12 *BF THE CONSUMER STATED THERE WAS A CRASH. HOWEVER, THERE WAS NO DAMAGE. THE CONSUMER DID INFORM THE MECHANIC AT FORD AND INQUIRED ABOUT A POSSIBLE RECALL. NO RECALL HAS BEEN ISSUED, AS THE FAILURE HAPPENED NUMEROUS TIMES A DAY. THE VEHICLE ALSO STALLED WHEN THE CONSUMER ATTEMPTED TO ACCELERATE WHICH REQUIRED HIM TO HOLD THE BRAKES. UPDATED 08/28/12

08/01/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 06/06/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01186G******
Summary

MY 2006 FORD FREESTYLE SURGES MAINLY IN REVERSE, BUT ALSO DOES IT IN DRIVE AT TIMES. THE FIRST TIME IT SURGED I THOUGHT MAYBE MY FOOT HAD HIT THE ACCELERATOR AND DISMISSED IT. I STARTED DRIVING THIS CAR IN OCTOBER OF 2010 AND HAD NOT EXPERIENCED THE PROBLEM UNTIL THEN, BUT NOW IT HAPPENS FREQUENTLY. I HAVE NO IDEA ABOUT PREVIOUS OWNERS OR THE CAR'S HISTORY SO I ONLY KNOW HOW IT HAS BEEN MAINTAINED SINCE I HAVE OWNED IT. ALSO THERE ARE 2 TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS THAT ARE ALSO WRONG WITH MY CAR. TSB 07-1-8 AND 06-11-4 I THINK THAT SINCE FORD KNOWS THERE ARE PROBLEMS WITH THIS CVT TRANSMISSION THAT THEY OUGHT TO RECALL THE VEHICLES AND REPAIR THEM. *TR

07/31/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 10/03/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

MY CAR SPEEDS UP WITH OUT ANY WARNING WHEN IN REVERSE. SO FAR I HAVE BEEN LUCKY AND ONLY SCRAPED THE FRONT BUMPER ON THE GARAGE DOOR. TWO DIFFERENT FORD DEALERS CANNOT FIND A REASON FOR THIS PROBLEM. *TR

07/31/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 03/26/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK05116G******
Summary

THE CAR AHEAD OF ME HAD RUN OFF THE FREEWAY DUE TO SNOW. I STOPPED TO SEE IF HE WAS OK. ONCE I STARTED UP, I PUSHED DOWN HARD ON THE GAS PEDAL TO ACCELERATE AND BE UP TO SPEED FOR THE TRAFFIC COMING UP BEHIND ME. THE PEDAL STUCK TO THE FLOOR AND THE CAR KEPT ACCELERATING. ONCE IT REACHED 75MPH, I HELD DOWN FIRMLY ON THE BRAKE AND WAS ABLE TO STOP THE VEHICLE. I TURNED OFF THE ENGINE AND THEN RESTARTED. AS SOON AS I PUT IT IN DRIVE, THE CAR TOOK OFF AGAIN ACCELERATING ON ITS OWN. I QUICKLY HIT MY FOOT TO THE GAS PEDAL AND WAS ABLE TO KNOCK IT LOOSE AND THE CAR SLOWED DOWN. THE DEALER SAID IT WAS A FAULTY GAS PEDAL AND I HAD IT REPLACED (AT MY COST). THE PROBLEM STILL CONTINUES TO THIS DAY. THE DEALER CONTINUES TO TELL ME THAT THERE IS NO PROBLEM AND THERE HAVE BEEN NO COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE VEHICLE. AFTER THAT FIRST INCIDENT, THERE WAS ONE TIME THAT I HAD STARTED THE CAR IN MY GARAGE AND DROVE DOWN THE STREET. ONCE I TURNED THE CORNER, THE CAR ACCELERATED ON ITS OWN, LUNGING FORWARD BUT I WAS ABLE TO STOP IT. AT THAT TIME, I WAS TOLD IT WAS A TRANSMISSION PROBLEM AND THE DEALER DID THE REPAIRS UNDER WARRANTY. EVEN AFTER THAT WORK, I STILL HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE GAS PEDAL STICKING. *TR

07/30/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/26/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK05176G******
Summary

I WAS DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY AT ABOUT 60 MPH. I TOOK MY FOOT OF THE GAS AND THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY SHUDDERED AND SHIFTED INTO LOWER GEAR. THE WRENCH LIGHT CAME ON. I COULDN'T ACCELERATE PROPERLY TO KEEP UP WITH HIGHWAY TRAFFIC. I WAS ABLE TO PULL OVER TURN THE CAR OFF. WHEN I TURNED IT ON AGAIN, THE CAR ACTED NORMALLY. THIS SAME SCENARIO PLAYED OUT SEVERAL MORE TIMES OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS. I TOOK IT TO A FORD MECHANIC WHO SAID THE THROTTLE BODY WAS SENDING INCORRECT SIGNALS TO THE TRANSMISSION. THIS IS THE FAMILY CAR. I FEEL LUCKY THAT OUR SUDDEN CHANGE IN SPEED ON THE HIGHWAY DIDN'T CAUSE AN ACCIDENT. *TR

07/28/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/28/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01126G******
Summary

WIFE WAS DRIVING ON I540 NEAR RALEIGH, NC AND CAR "WRENCH" ICON CAME ON AND CAR DECELERATED QUICKLY CAUSING A DANGEROUS CONDITION. CAR WAS UNABLE TO BE DRIVEN AND REQUIRED TOWING TO A SAFE PLACE. APPEARS THAT THE THROTTLE CONTROLLER MALFUNCTIONED CAUSING THE CAR TO BE DISABLED TEMPORARILY. AFTER THE CAR COOLED THE THROTTLE WORKED BUT WE ELECTED NOT TO DRIVE UNTIL A LOCAL MECHANIC COULD CHECK OUT THIS CONDITION / PROBLEM. WE TOWED THE VEHICLE ON A TRAILER TO LOCAL GARAGE NEAR OUR HOME. *TR

07/27/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/26/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01106G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS ENGAGED WHILE AT A COMPLETE STOP IN A PARKING LOT WHEN SUDDENLY, THE RPMS BEGAN TO INCREASE WITH A RAPID ACCELERATION. THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS APPLIED TWICE THEN THE VEHICLE CAME TO A STOP. THE VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE UNINTENTIONAL ACCELERATION. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 110,000.

07/27/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/16/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK021X7G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 20 MPH, THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS ENGAGED AND SUDDENLY THE VEHICLE LUNGED FORWARD. THE FAILURE APPEARED TO OCCUR MORE FREQUENTLY WHENEVER THE AIR CONDITIONER WAS IN OPERATION. THE VEHICLE WAS IN THE PROCESS OF BEING DIAGNOSED BY THE DEALER. THERE WAS CURRENTLY AN OPEN INVESTIGATION PERTAINING TO NHTSA ACTION NUMBER PE11018 (VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 70,000.

07/27/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/05/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06186G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE LUNGED FORWARD OR BACKWARD WHEN SHIFTED INTO DRIVE OR REVERSE. THE CONTACT DID NOT TAKE THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER FOR AN INSPECTION. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FAILURE WORSENED WHENEVER THE AIR CONDITIONER WAS ON. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 120,000.

07/26/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,SERVICE BRAKES
Incident Date: 01/01/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02196G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 5 MPH, SHE APPLIED THE BRAKES AND THE PEDAL WAS ABNORMALLY DEPRESSED INTO THE FLOORBOARD. THE FAILURE RECURRED INTERMITTENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER FIFTEEN TIMES AND THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT A PIN IN THE MASTER CYLINDER WAS FRACTURED. THE CONTACT WAS ALSO INFORMED THAT THE ROTORS WERE FREEZING. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED FOR THE ROTORS AND THE MASTER CYLINDER. IN ADDITION, THE CHORD FOR THE EMERGENCY BRAKE DETACHED AND WRAPPED AROUND THE AXLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER WHERE A NEW CABLE WAS INSTALLED. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT THE VEHICLE SURGED WHEN DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS. THE FAILURE RECURRED WHETHER IN DRIVE OR REVERSE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER WHERE THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY NEEDED TO BE REPAIRED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURES. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 4,800.

07/26/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/04/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06186G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE EXPERIENCED VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL FAILURES. THE CONTACT DEPRESSED THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL AND THE VEHICLE LUNGED FORWARD ABNORMALLY. THE FAILURE RECURRED SEVERAL TIMES. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER FOR INSPECTION WHERE THEY STATED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY AND WIRING HARNESS NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE ISSUE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 90,000. UPDATED 8/24/12 *CN

07/26/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/07/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01156G******
Summary

VEHICLE WILL LUNGE FORWARD IN A STOPPED POSITION, IT ALSO SEEMS TO BOG DOWN SOMETIMES WHEN DRIVING LIKE IT LOOSES POWER, AFTER IT'S CUT OFF IT DRIVES OK AGAIN. *TR

07/26/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/09/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06156G******
Summary

MY CAR IS SURGING FORWARD WHEN UNEXPECTED. I TRY TO MAKE SURE THAT MY FOOT IS ON THE BREAK BUT AS SOON AS I TAKE IT OFF THE CAR STARTS TO SURGE FORWARD AND COULD CAUSE AN ACCIDENT OR SOMEONE GETTING KILLED. *TR

07/24/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 05/04/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK051X6G******
Summary

THE THROTTLE WILL RACE UP ESPECIALLY WHILE COMING UP TO A STOP. I BELONG TO A COUPLE OF FORUMS THAT PEOPLE HAVE TRIED MANY OF TIMES TO GET THIS SERIOUS REPAIR RECALLED. ONE PERSON EVEN PINNED THEIR CHILD AGAINST THE GARAGE WALL. I HAVE NOT FIXED MINE YET AS FORD GARAGE SAYS IT IS ABOUT $750 REPAIR. MY WIFE ALMOST TOOK A GUYS DOOR OFF. AS SHE PULLED INTO A PARKING SPOT A GUY WAS GETTING OUT OF THE CAR AND AS SHE PRESSED THE BRAKE HARDER IT MADE THE THROTTLE INCREASE. THE GUY THEN THOUGH SHE WAS DELIBERATELY TRYING TO RUN HIM OVER. WE HAD TO DEMONSTRATE THE ISSUE OF THIS AND THEN HE UNDERSTOOD. I JUST CANT BELIEVE THAT FORD CAN GET AWAY WITH THIS THROTTLE ISSUE. *TR

07/24/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

CAR LUNGES AT LOW SPEEDS OR WHEN PARKING OR BACKING OUT OF PARKING SPOT. *TR

07/24/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/21/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01186G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY FAILED AND HAD TO BE REPAIRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE EXPERIENCED SEVERAL INSTANCES OF SURGING FORWARD WHEN IDLING OR COMING TO A STOP. THE DEALER CLEANED AND REPROGRAMMED THE THROTTLE. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGES WERE 100,000. UPDATED 09/07/2012 *JS

07/24/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 05/27/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK06166G******
Summary

WHILE TRAVELING HOME FROM HOLIDAY, MY WRENCH LIGHT CAME ON IN THE CAR AND WE COULD SMELL THE ENGINE BEGINNING TO OVERHEAT. MY ENGINE WAS TRYING TO LUNGE FORWARD EVEN THOUGH I HAD THE CRUISE CONTROL ON. MY VEHICLE THEN STARTED TO DECELERATE AND I BARELY MADE IT OFF FROM THE HIGHWAY VIA AN EXIT RAMP. PULLED OVER, TURNED OFF THE CAR AND OPENED THE HOOD TO LET THE ENGINE COOL OFF. I THOUGHT THE PROBLEM MAY BE GEAR OR TRANSMISSION RELATED OR PERHAPS BAD GAS. I TRIED A TRICK TOLD TO ME BY MECHANIC FRIEND TO BACK UP THE CAR AND GO FORWARD APPROXIMATELY 40-50 FEET, STOP THE VEHICLE AND REPEAT THE MOVEMENT AGAIN TO RESET THE TRANSMISSION CONTROLS. I ALSO ADDED FUEL INJECTION CLEANER AND FILLED THE TANK AGAIN. AFTER FUEL INJECTION AND LETTING THE CAR SIT, IT WAS OKAY FOR THE REST OF THE TRIP. HAD ANOTHER INCIDENT JUST RECENTLY (JULY 2012). THE SAME WRENCH LIGHT CAME ON AND MY CAR ONCE AGAIN LUNGED AND DECELERATED AND I HAD TO PULL OFF. LUCKILY, THERE WAS A GAS STATION AT EXIT AGAIN. AND, LUCKILY, I WAS ABLE TO MANEUVER THROUGH TRAFFIC WHEN DECELERATING WITHOUT HARM TO MY FAMILY. I BOUGHT MORE FUEL INJECTION CLEANER AND FILLED THE TANK. I THEN LET THE CAR SIT AGAIN. THAT SEEMED TO HELP. WE MADE IT HOME AFTER ANOTHER REST STOP FOR THE CAR. SHORTLY AFTER, MY HUSBAND USED THROTTLE BODY CLEANER TO CLEAN OUT MY FUEL INJECTION PATHWAY. HE REMOVED AIR CONNECTION AND FOUND THE THROTTLE BODY TO BE CLOGGED WITH GUNKY MATERIAL AND SPRAYED A GOOD DOSE OF THE CLEANER INTO IT WHILE I GUNNED THE ENGINE TO CLEAR IT OUT. I AM NOW USING FUEL INJECTION CLEANER WITH EVERY GAS FILLUP TO MITIGATE THE PROBLEM. I KNOW I PROBABLY NEED TO REPLACE THE WHOLE THROTTLE BODY, BUT I AM LEARY FROM WHAT I'VE READ ON INTERNET WITH OTHERS HAVING SAME PROBLEM, REPLACING THROTTLE BODY AND THEN IT HAVING TO DO IT AGAIN A YEAR LATER. I AM GOING TO FIX CAR AND THEN PROBABLY SELL IT. NOT SAFE ANYMORE. *TR

07/23/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 07/19/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06116G******
Summary

CAR LUNGES FORWARD AND BACKWARD EVEN WITH FOOT ON THE BRAKE. USED TO ONLY DO IT WITH THE AIR CONDITIONING ON BUT NOW WILL DO IT AT ANY TIME. WHEN SPEAKING WITH FORD THEY CLAIM THEY KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THIS DESPITE ME READING THEM THE 23 PAGE LETTER BETWEEN FORD AND [XXX] (OFFICE OF DEFECT INVESTIGATION). INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

07/23/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/10/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02106G******
Summary

THE VEHICLE IS IN REVERSED GEAR OR FORWARD. IT ONLY HAPPENED WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS PRESSED DOWN THE VEHICLE LOSSES POWER. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE FAILURE WAS CAUSED FROM THE THROTTLE BOX. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIR THE FIST TIME. AND FOR THE SECOND TIME THE VEHICLE WAS FAIL WITH THE PREVIOUS PROBLEM AND WAS TAKEN TO A PRIVATE MECHANIC. THE PRIVATE MECHANIC DIAGNOSED THE FAILURE WAS THE THROTTLE BODY BOX. THE VEHICLE WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED. THE MANUFACTURE WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 71,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 91,000. LG

07/23/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 06/01/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK05166G******
Summary

ENGINE SPEED WILL SURGE AND VEHICLE WILL LUNGE FORWARD OR REARWARD, DEPENDING UPON WHICH GEAR THE TRANSMISSION IS IN, AT UNEXPECTED TIMES. ALWAYS NOTICEABLE NEAR 0-2 MPH WITH A/C ON, FOOT ON OR OFF BRAKE PEDAL, MAY OR MAY NOT BE TURNING. WE HAVE SCARED PEOPLE IN CROSSWALKS AND DRIVE-THRUS WITH THIS. IT SCARES US AS WELL. *TR

07/22/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/08/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06166G******
Summary

VEHICLE SURGES AHEAD AT LOW SPEEDS AND STOPPED. MUST HOLD BRAKE TIGHT TO KEEP VEHICLE FROM JUMPING AHEAD. ALSO VEHICLE ENGINE SURGES FAST ON AND OFF AT LOW SPEEDS LIKE COMING UP TO A STOP SIGN OR MOVING JUST AHEAD ALITTLE. *TR

07/19/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/01/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 20 MPH WITH THE AIR CONDITIONER ACTIVATED. NEITHER THE BRAKE PEDAL NOR THE ACCELERATOR PEDALS WERE ENGAGED WHEN THE VEHICLE BEGAN TO SURGE FORWARD ABNORMALLY. THE FAILURE RECURRED SIX TIMES AND WHENEVER THE AIR CONDITIONER WAS ACTIVATED. THE CONTACT PLANNED TO TAKE THE VEHICLE TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER FOR DIAGNOSIS. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE PROBLEM. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 71,000. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE.

07/19/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/20/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01126G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD LUNGE FORWARD ABNORMALLY WITH THE GEAR IN ANY SELECTED POSITION AND THE BRAKE PEDAL ENGAGED. THE FAILURE RECURRED INTERMITTENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER FOR DIAGNOSIS WHO WAS UNABLE TO DUPLICATE THE MALFUNCTION. THE VEHICLE WAS ALSO TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT AUTO SHOP. THE TECHNICIAN STATED THAT THE FAILURE WAS CONTRIBUTED TO THE THROTTLE BODY. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE PROBLEM. THERE WAS CURRENTLY AN OPEN INVESTIGATION UNDER NHTSA ACTION NUMBER PE11018 (VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL). THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 100,000.

07/18/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/11/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01136G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DEPRESSING THE BRAKE PEDAL, THE VEHICLE LUNGED FORWARD AND CONTINUED TO MOVE WITHOUT STOPPING. THE FAILURE ALSO OCCURRED WHILE IN REVERSE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER TO REPLACE EGR VAILE AND THE CRANK SENSOR. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AND THE CONTACT WAS AWAITING A RESPONSE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 40,399 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 60,000.

07/18/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,ENGINE
Incident Date: 07/17/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

MY FAMILY WAS SITTING IN THE CAR WHILE IT WAS PARKED IN DRIVE. IT STALLED OUT AND MADE A STRANGE SOUND THAT SOUNDED LIKE A PROBLEM WITH THE TRANSMISSION. I HAVE NOTICED THAT WHEN IT IS HOT IT SEEMS TO ACCELERATE ON ITS OWN. I HAVE NOTICED THAT IT USUALLY HAPPENS AT LOW SPEEDS AND REVERSE. I FEEL THAT THIS IS VERY DANGEROUS. I HAVE RESEARCHED THIS CAR ONLINE AND HAVE READ THAT THIS HAS HAPPENED TO QUITE A FEW OF THESE CARS. I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT THIS DEFECT HAS BEEN NOTED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. *TR

07/18/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/18/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK021X6G******
Summary

UNEXPECTED ACCELERATION AT SLOW SPEEDS. *TR

07/17/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 07/17/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01106G******
Summary

THROTTLE SURGE UPON BACKING UP. FOOT ON BRAKE, THANK GOD, WHILE BACKING WHEN VEHICLE SURGED BACKWARDS. *TR

07/17/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/04/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK03196G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE EXITING A RESIDENTIAL DRIVEWAY, THE VEHICLE LUNGED FORWARD WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 120,000.

07/17/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 06/02/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

OUR '06 FREESTYLE LURCHED FORWARD WHILE ATTEMPTING TO ALLOW A PEDESTRIAN TO PASS IN A PARKING LOT. THE ENGINE SPEED INCREASED AND MORE BRAKE PRESSURE HAD TO BE APPLIED TO STOP THE CAR. SLIGHT ENGINE REVVING WAS FIRST NOTICED AT A MILEAGE OF ~60,000 MILES AND GREW OVER THE NEXT 10,000 TO THE POINT OF THE CAR ACTUALLY LURCHING FORWARD UNLESS HEAVY PRESSURE WAS APPLIED ON THE BREAKS. EVENTUALLY, I LEARNED THAT IF I HAD THE A/C ON MAX, VEHICLE STOPPED AND IDLING, LIGHT PRESSURE ON THE BRAKES, A TURN OF THE STEERING WHEEL WOULD MAKE THE CAR LURCH EVERY TIME. THE LURCHING MADE PARKING, ESPECIALLY PARALLEL PARKING, WHICH REQUIRES THE STEERING WHEEL TO BE TURNED RIGHT AND LEFT, A RISK TO NEARBY PEDESTRIANS. ON-LINE POSTS AND FORUMS LED ME TO CLEAN THE THROTTLE BODY AND THE PROBLEM HAS BEEN FIXED FOR THE PAST FEW HUNDRED MILES. *TR

07/17/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 05/01/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK01136G******
Summary

VEHICLE CAN MAKE SUDDEN ACCELERATION WHEN MOVING SLOWLY. THIS HAS HAPPENED TWICE TO BOTH MY WIFE AND MYSELF. WHEN ARRIVING INTO OUR DRIVEWAY PRIOR TO GET VEHICLE INTO GARAGE WITH FOOT ON THE BRAKES AND IN "D" CAR HAS A SUDDEN JOLT OR ACCELERATION. FORTUNATELY BECAUSE THE BRAKES STOPPED THE CAR NOTHING HAPPENED BUT THIS COULD BE A PROBLEM IF BRAKES DO NOT STOP VEHICLE OR IF SUDDEN ACCELERATION OCCURS WITHOUT WARNING. *TR

07/16/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/06/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02126G******
Summary

I PURCHASED MY FORD FREESTYLE ABOUT A MONTH AGO AND BEGAN STRUGGLING ALMOST IMMEDIATELY WITH THE CAR LUNGING FORWARD (OR BACKWARD) UNEXPECTEDLY WHEN AT A STOP. IF MY FOOT IS ON THE BRAKE, MY ENGINE RACES AS IF THE CAR HAS A MIND OF ITS OWN AND IS OVERRIDING MY WILL TO REMAIN STATIONERY, AND GREATLY INCREASES THE RPM'S . IF MY FOOT IS NOT ON THE BRAKE OR IS LIGHTLY ON THE BRAKE, THE CAR LUNGES FORWARD (OR BACKWARD IF IN REVERSE), PUTTING PEDESTRIANS OR CARS IN OUR PATH AT RISK OF BEING RUN OVER. PLEASE ADVISE AS TO HOW TO REPAIR THIS PROBLEM. THANK YOU. *TR

07/16/2012
Components: ENGINE
Incident Date: 07/16/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02186G******
Summary

CAR SURGES VERY DANGEROUS. *TR

07/16/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 01/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01126G******
Summary

VEHICLE WOULD LUNGE FORWARD WHEN LETTING OFF BRAKE IN 2010. FORD REPLACED THE THROTTLE BODY UNDER WARRANTY AT THAT TIME. THE CAR STARTED LUNGING AGAIN SEVERAL TIMES IN JUNE 2012 AND IN JULY THE WRENCH LIGHT CAME ON. DEALERSHIP ADVISED US TO REPLACE THE THROTTLE BODY ONCE AGAIN. *TR

07/16/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 07/16/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02116G******
Summary

98 DEGREES (103 WITH HEAT INDEX), SAT IN PARKING LOT WITH AC ON HIGH FOR 3 - 5 MINUTES. BACKED OUT OF PARKING STALL, AND APPROACHED STOP SIGN. WHEN HIT BRAKES THE CAR LUNGED FORWARD. PULLED OUT OF LOT AND 'WRENCH' LIGHT CAME ON AND CAR WOULDN'T RUN RIGHT. TONIGHT TESTED THE CAR AGAIN AND IT RUNS FINE. AFTER READING ONLINE IT SOUNDS LIKE THIS MAY BE A COMMON OCCURRENCE RELATED TO A THROTTLE BODY FAILURE/MALFUNCTION. *TR

07/15/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/15/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK06146G******
Summary

I HAVE A 2006 FREESTYLE AND IT HAS THE LUNGING PROBLEM WITH THE AIR ON AND OR THE STEERING WHEEL BEING MOVED. HAPPENS EVERY TIME WE BACK OUT OF OUR DRIVEWAY OR PARKING SPOT, SOMETIMES SITTING IN AN INTERSECTION WAITING TO TURN ALSO. THE CAR SURGES IN BOTH REVERSE AND FORWARD WITHOUT WARNING. THIS HASN'T CAUSED A CRASH (YET) BUT I DON'T LIKE MY WIFE DRIVING MY THREE CHILDREN IN A CAR THAT DOES THIS!! AND TO BE CLEAR ABOUT THE FIRST DATE OF OCCURRENCE, I PUT TODAY'S DATE BECAUSE WE HAVE OWNED THIS CAR FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS NOW AND DID NOT KNOW THERE WAS AN INVESTIGATION INTO THIS. THE SURGING/LUNGING PROBLEM HAPPENS EVERY DAY AND HAS BEEN GETTING WORSE. *TR

07/14/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 05/19/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK06166G******
Summary

I HAVE HAD 8-9 INSTANCES WHERE THE CAR LUNGES FORWARD IN PARKING LOT TYPE SITUATIONS. I HAD TO MAKE SURE I DIDN'T HAVE HALF MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE AND HALF ON THE GAS. IT WAS 100% ON THE BRAKE, BUT FELT LIKE SOMEONE WAS PUSHING THE GAS AT THE SAME TIME. *TR BACK IN MAY, I HAD A DIFFERENT ISSUE. I DROVE TO THE LOCAL GROCERY STORE 3 MILES AWAY. ON THE WAY, IT STARTED RUNNING ROUGH, ACTING LIKE I WAS ABOUT TO RUN OUT OF GAS (I HAD FILLED IT EARLIER THAT DAY.) I PULLED OVER. A WRENCH SYMBOL APPEARED ON THE DASH LIGHTS. I COULDN'T FIND ANYTHING WRONG. I CONTINUED TO THE GROCER. AFTER SHOPPING, WHEN I BACKED OUT OF THE PARKING SPACE, THE CAR LUNGED, THEN STALLED. IT TOOK A BIT, BUT I WAS ABLE TO GET IT RESTARTED. I DROVE HOME, BUT IT WOULDN'T GO FASTER THAN 20 MPH. THE NEXT DAY, I WAS GOING TO TAKE THE CAR TO THE DEALERSHIP, BUT IT WAS RUNNING PERFECTLY. IT'S BEEN 2 MONTHS NOW AND THE ISSUE HAS NOT RECURRED, BUT I'M VERY LEERY OF TAKING THE CAR ON A LONG DRIVE. I DON'T WANT TO GET STRANDED FAR FROM HOME.

07/13/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/02/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02166G******
Summary

WHILE DRIVING AT A LOW RATE OF SPEED THE VEHICLE WILL LUNGE IN FORWARD AND REVERSE. *TR

07/13/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02176G******
Summary

CAR LURCHES RANDOMLY. THIS HAPPENS WHEN I PULL INTO MY GARAGE OR PARKING SPACE, BACK OUT OF THE GARAGE OR A PARKING SPACE. WHEN I AM STOPPED AT A TRAFFIC SIGNAL I HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT I HAVE MY FOOT PLANTED FIRMLY ON THE BRAKE PEDAL FOR FEAR THAT THE CAR MIGHT CHOOSE THAT OPPORTUNITY TO LURCH AHEAD, ESPECIALLY IF I AM THE FIRST CAR STOPPED AT AN INTERSECTION. I DO NOT FEEL SAFE IN MY CAR NOW. *TR

07/13/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/12/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK04126G******
Summary

I WAS PARKING MY VEHICLE IN THE LOCAL WALMART LOT AND THE VEHICLE LUNGED FORWARD. I PUSHED THE BRAKES TO STOP IT FROM GOING TO FAR AND THE ENGINE CUT OFF. THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME IT HAS LUNGED FORWARD, IN FACT IT HAS DONE THAT SEVERAL TIMES IN THE PAST SINCE 2009. I DECIDED TO INVESTIGATE THE CAUSE THIS TIME BECAUSE MY ENGINE CUT OFF. THAT NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE. I'D LIKE TO KNOW IF FORD IS GOING TO RECALL OR FIX THIS ISSUE OR IF THEY WILL IGNORE IT LIKE THE OTHER 248 COMPLAINTS THEY'VE GOTTEN ABOUT THIS SAME ISSUE. *TR

07/11/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/27/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK06146G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE STOPPED AT A STOP LIGHT, THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY LUNGED FORWARD. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FAILURE WAS MOST NOTICEABLE WHEN THE AIR CONDITIONER WAS ACTIVATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR A DIAGNOSTIC TEST. THE MECHANIC STATED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY WOULD HAVE TO BE RESET. THE MECHANIC REFERRED THE CONTACT TO THE DEALER BECAUSE HE COULD NOT PERFORM THE REPAIR. THERE WAS AN INVESTIGATION UNDER NHTSA ACTION NUMBER: PE11018 (VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL) THAT MAY BE RELATED TO THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 180,000.

07/11/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 07/11/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK021X6G******
Summary

EXPERIENCING ENGINE SURGING WHILE MANEUVERING IN A PARKING GARAGE. MOST NOTICEABLE WHILE IN REVERSE. *TR

07/10/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 03/10/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK05186G******
Summary

THE CAR LUNGES WHILE STOPPED OR GOING IN REVERSE. HAS DONE THIS FOR A LONG TIME..MY WIFE IS DRIVING THIS CAR NOW AND HAS BUMPED INTO POST/ALMOST LUNGED INTO PASSING CAR WHEN BACKING OUT OF PARKING SPOT. *TR

07/09/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/07/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02106G******
Summary

DURING IDLE AND FOOT ON BRAKE, THE VEHICLE WILL ATTEMPT TO ACCELERATE AND ENGINE RPM'S WILL GO UP. THE VEHICLE WILL DO THIS WHILE AT IDLE AND AT RANDOM TIMES. I HAVE EXPERIENCED THIS IN BOTH DRIVE AND REVERSE SETTINGS. I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO REPRODUCE THIS PHENOMENON WHILE AT IDLE AND TURNING THE STEERING WHEEL. THE VEHICLE WILL ATTEMPT TO LUNGE FORWARD EVEN WHILE STOPPED IN TRAFFIC. THIS HAS BEEN HAPPENING WITHOUT NOTICE FOR SOME TIME. *TR

07/09/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 08/25/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01156G******
Summary

BEGINNING ABOUT AUGUST OF 2011 MY CAR STARTED TO SUDDENLY "JUMP" FORWARD EVEN IF MY FOOT WAS NOT ON THE ACCELERATOR AND EVEN WHEN MY FOOT WAS ON THE BRAKE. I WAS ABLE TO APPLY MY BRAKES HARD ENOUGH TO MAKE IT STOP AND I IMMEDIATELY PUT THE CAR IN PARK. IT HAPPENED AT LEAST 2 MORE TIMES IN THE WEEK THAT FOLLOWED. I HAD A FRIEND LOOK AT THE CAR, BUT THEN IT DID NOT START TO DO IT AGAIN UNTIL THIS WEEK. SEVERAL TIMES THE CAR JOLTED FORWARD ONCE I EVEN HAD MY FOOT FIRMLY ON THE BRAKE. I HAD TO REALLY PUSH ON THE BRAKE AS I PUT THE CAR IN PARK TO KEEP FROM HITTING THE CAR IMMEDIATELY IN FRONT OF ME. EACH TIME I WAS ABLE TO STEP ON THE BRAKES AND PUT THE CAR IN PARK. EVEN IN PARK THE ENGINE WOULD REV TO HIGHER THAN USUAL RPMS. I TURNED THE CAR OFF AND STARTED IT AGAIN TO SEE IF THAT WOULD CORRECT THE ISSUE. BUT A SHORT TIME LATER IT DID THE SAME THING. THEN FINALLY, MY CAR DIED AND I HAD A HARD TIME STARTING IT AGAIN. WHEN IT DID START, I HAD A HARD TIME TRYING TO GET IT TO DRIVE. IT WAS IN GEAR, BUT IT DID NOT WANT TO GO FORWARD, ALMOST AS IF IT WAS FIGHTING THE ACCELERATION. I GOT IT HOME AND PARKED IT. I WILL BE TAKING MY CAR TO A FORD DEALER THIS WEEK TO BE LOOKED AT. BUT, WHEN I DID SOME RESEARCH ON THE PROBLEM, I FOUND THERE HAVE BEEN SIMILAR COMPLAINTS SO I WANTED TO MAKE SURE YOU WERE AWARE OF MINE AS WELL. DO I HAVE ANY RECOURSE ABOUT THE ISSUE AND THE REPAIR THAT WILL BE REQUIRED? *TR

07/09/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 07/08/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

AIR TEMPERATURE WAS 100 AND MY 2006 FREESTYLE WAS IDLING. THEN, WHEN STOPPED IN CITY TRAFFIC, CAR SURGED UNEXPECTEDLY REQUIRING ME TO PRESS HARD ON THE BRAKES, THEN STALLED. THIS HAPPENED TWICE. AFTER SITTING AND COOLING FOR 2+ HOURS, THE CAR RAN FINE. HOWEVER, CHECK ENGINE LIGHT REMAINED ON. BECAUSE I AM ON VACATION, I TOOK THE CAR TO A DEALER. THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT DETERMINED THE PROBLEM WAS RELATED TO THE THROTTLE ASSEMBLY, WHICH HE SAID WAS PRETTY COMMON. REPLACED THE ASSEMBLY FOR $1300 FOR FEAR THE PROBLEM COULD HAPPEN AGAIN ON THE HIGHWAY. *TR

07/07/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 07/02/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

WHILE FOOT ON THE BRAKE THE CAR LURCHED FORWARD LIKE THE GAS WENT BY ITSELF. THEN AT A STOP LIGHT THE LIGHT TURNED GREEN AND APPLIED THE GAS. THE CAR WOULD NOT GO. THE GAS PEDDLE WAS ALL THE WAY TO THE FLOOR. LATER I PUT THE CAR IN REVERSE AND THE CAR STALLED AND DIED. MY WIFE IS SCARED TO DEATH AND IS AFRAID IT IS GOING TO CRASH INTO ANOTHER CAR. I TOOK THE CAR TO MY TRUSTED AUTO REPAIR PLACE. THEY STATED THIS IS A KNOW PROBLEM WITH THE FREESTYLES AND SURPRISED IT WAS NOT RECALLED YET. *TR

07/06/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 07/01/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

WE BOUGHT A USED FORD FREESTYLE IN 2008. SINCE THAT TIME, WE HAVE HAD RECURRING PROBLEMS STEMMING FROM A DEFECTIVE THROTTLE BODY. IT HAS BEEN IN-AND-OUT OF THE SHOP, WHILE VARIOUS MECHANICS TRIED TO FIGURE OUT THE PROBLEM. FINALLY, APPROXIMATELY TWO YEARS AGO, I DID MY OWN RESEARCH (DISCOVERED THE COUNTLESS REPORTS OF PROBLEMS WITH THE FREESTYLE) AND SPECIFICALLY REQUESTED THAT THE MECHANIC REPLACE THE THROTTLE BODY. THIS WAS AFTER HAVING SURGES IN RPMS AND LURCHING OF THE CAR (WHILE SITTING IN TRAFFIC WITH NO FOOT ON THE ACCELERATOR), AND ALSO DEAD STALLS IN THE MIDDLE OF INTERSECTIONS AND ONCOMING TRAFFIC WHEN ATTEMPTING TO ACCELERATE. THIS FIXED THE PROBLEM UNTIL SEVERAL MONTHS LATER. NEXT, WE REPLACED THE ENTIRE TRANSMISSION LAST SPRING (THE VEHICLE WOULD SHIFT DOWN TO FIRST GEAR AT CRUISING SPEED, E.G., ON THE INTERSTATE, THEN GO INTO "LIMP" MODE). IN ADDITION, APPARENTLY THERE IS ALSO A SYSTEMIC ISSUE WITH THE DESIGN OF THE FORD'S SCROLL COMPRESSOR, WHICH BEGAN SHOWING SYMPTOMS THIS PAST SPRING. THANKFULLY MY (NEW) MECHANIC REPLACED A $40 VALVE IN THE COMPRESSOR, INSTEAD OF THE ENTIRE $1000 COMPRESSOR (WHICH THE FORD FOLKS RECOMMENDED). APPROXIMATELY TWO YEARS LATER, WE ARE REPLACING THE THROTTLE BODY FOR A SECOND TIME TODAY (IT IS CURRENTLY IN THE SHOP) BECAUSE OF ISSUES WITH SURGES IN ACCELERATION AND STALLING IN TRAFFIC AND LOSS OF POWER. THE MECHANIC JUST TOLD ME, "AS A FRIEND, I'M TELLING YOU: AS SOON AS THIS CAR IS FIXED, YOU NEED TO SELL IT. YOU WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE RECURRING PROBLEMS WITH IT." WE BOUGHT THIS VEHICLE FOR AROUND $10,000, AND I'D ESTIMATE WE HAVE SPENT NEARLY THAT MUCH IN REPAIRS OVER THE PAST FOUR YEARS. I'M JUST THANKFUL THAT MY WIFE AND CHILDREN WERE NOT SERIOUSLY INJURED IN THE MEANTIME. HOW CAN FORD SELL SUCH AN UNSAFE VEHICLE WITH NO RECOURSE? AS SOON AS I CAN AFFORD ANOTHER VEHICLE, I'M SELLING THIS FREESTYLE. *TR

07/06/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/21/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02186G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE SURGED FORWARD WHILE BRAKING. THE VEHICLE WAS DIFFICULT TO CONTROL DURING THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE ALSO OCCURRED WHILE IN REVERSE AND THE VEHICLE STALLED. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO A LOCAL MECHANIC FOR A DIAGNOSTIC TEST. THE TEST RESULTS INDICATED A FAULTY THROTTLE BODY. THE THROTTLE BODY WAS NOT REPLACED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 115,000.

07/05/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/24/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD LUNGE FORWARD ABNORMALLY WHEN COMING TO A COMPLETE STOP. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A PERSONAL MECHANIC FOR DIAGNOSIS AND THE CONTACT WAS TOLD THE THROTTLE BODY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE FAILURE RECURRED NUMEROUS TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGES WERE 117,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

07/05/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 02/05/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02196G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS IN REVERSE, THE RPMS INCREASED EXCESSIVELY. HE HAD TO DEPRESS THE BRAKE VERY HARD TO STOP THE VEHICLE FROM MOVING. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHO CLEANED THE INJECTORS AND REPLACED THE THROTTLE BODY IN JULY 2009. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN BACK TO THE DEALER FOR INSPECTION. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED TO REPORT THE MOST RECENT FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 52,156 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 90,000.

07/05/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 07/12/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK02186G******
Summary

CAR SUDDENLY ACCELERATES ON ITS OWN. HAPPENS IN VERY HOT WEATHER, A/C ON, IN IDLE, NO CONTACT IS BEING MADE WITH ACCELERATOR PEDAL, CAR STALLS, WHEN RESTARTED ENGINE LIGHT AND WRENCH LIGHTS ARE ON AND CAR DOES NOT RUN PROPERLY. FEELS LIKE IT IS IN FIRST GEAR AND DOESN'T GO ABOVE 60MPH. *TR

07/05/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 07/04/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06196G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE WAITING IN TRAFFIC, THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO STOP THE ACCELERATION BY APPLYING THE BRAKES. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN THE DEALER FOR INSPECTION OR REPAIRS. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE FAILURE AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 109,000. UPDATED 08/01/12*LJ UPDATED 08/02/12

07/03/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 07/03/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

ENGINE SURGES WHILE IN GEAR AT LOW SPEED CAUSING THE CAR TO LURCH UNEXPECTEDLY FORWARD OR BACKWARD. *JS

07/03/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/01/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK03116G******
Summary

WHILE SEARCHING FOR A PARKING SPACE IN A BUSY MALL PARKING LOT, TRAVELING AT LOW SPEEDS, THE CAR LUNGED. I DID NOT HAVE MY FOOT ON THE GAS AND HAD TO BRAKE HARD TO KEEP IT FROM MOVING FORWARD. THIS HAPPENED THREE TIMES AND THE WRENCH LIGHT CAME ON. I FOUND A PARKING SPACE AND WHEN I RETURNED TO THE CAR THE LIGHT WAS OFF. A MINOR VERSION OF ABOVE DID OCCUR AGAIN. NOW IT CONSTANTLY IDLES HIGHER AND IT HAS PRODUCED THE SAME LUNGE BUT NOT AS NOTICEABLE MULTIPLE TIMES. MY A/C WAS ON HIGH AND THE OUTSIDE TEMP. WAS HIGH DURING THESE OCCURRENCES. *JS

07/02/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/01/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK05166G******
Summary

WHILE NAVIGATING AND ENTERING A CAR WASH VEHICLE SUDDENLY ACCELERATED WHILE MY FOOT WAS ON THE BRAKE AND I NEARLY STRUCK THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME. I APPLIED HARD BRAKES AND VEHICLE STOPPED. VEHICLE THEN STALLED OUT. VEHICLE WAS PLACED IN NEUTRAL AND I TURNED IT BACK ON. UPON PUTTING IT INTO DRIVE THE VEHICLE LUNGED FORWARD AND STOPPED WHEN BRAKES WERE APPLIED. *JS

07/02/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 06/01/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06176G******
Summary

CVT TRANSMISSION BAD AND HAS TO BE REPLACED. THERE IS A RECALL ON THE TORCH CONVERTER ON THE CVT TRANS BUT REPLACING IT DOESNT REALLY FIX THE PROBLEM EVEN THOUGH IT WAS THE CAUSE OF THE ORIGINAL PROBLEM. ONCE IT GOES BAD YOU HAVE BITS AND PIECES OF METAL FLOATING AROUND ALL OVER EVERYWHERE ELSE AND THE TRANSMISSION JUST GOES REGARDLESS. USELESS RECALL. ALSO, THE AC ONLY BLOWS COLD AT HIGH SPEEDS ....WHEN DRIVING SLOW IN TOWN IT BLOWS WARM AND I'M HAVING ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS WITH THE WINDOWS ....GOES DOWN WHEN I PULL UP OR WONT GO AT ALL. *JS

07/01/2012
Components: ENGINE,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 06/29/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK05106G******
Summary

AFTER FILING A COMPLAINT ON OR ABOUT 6/28/12 (ODI NUMBER 10463545) IN REGARD TO ANOTHER 2006 FORD FREESTYLE I OWN AND OPERATE, I NOW HAVE TO REPORT THE IDENTICAL DEFECT WITH MY OTHER 2006 FREESTYLE. AFTER PARKING MY FIRST FREESTYLE UNTIL REPAIRS CAN BE MADE, THIS FREESTYLE (NOW BEING REPORTED) HAS BECOME THE MAJOR TRANSPORTATION VEHICLE OF THE HOUSEHOLD. NOW THIS VEHICLE HAS BEGUN SURGING IN RPMS AND 'LUNGING' WHENEVER THE BRAKE IS RELEASED. THIS OCCURRENCE WAS IN 95 DEGREE WEATHER WITH THE AIR CONDITIONER RUNNING. I DON'T KNOW IF THE OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE PLAYS A ROLE IN THE DEFECT OCCURRING BUT BOTH VEHICLES WERE AT MAXIMUM OPERATING TEMPERATURES, HAD BEEN RUNNING FOR A LENGTH OF TIME WHEREAS A HIGHER 'COLD ENGINE' IDLE WOULD HAVE NO BEARING ON THE OCCURRENCES. SINCE I HAVEN'T AN EXTENDED WARRANTY ON THE FIRST VEHICLE I REPORTED ON 6/28/12 (A RECENT PURCHASE), I HAVE ORDERED AN ELECTRONIC THROTTLE BODY W/TPS (NON-HEATED WHICH IS OBVIOUSLY A FORD SUPERCESSION) AND WILL ATTEMPT TO REPLACE IT MYSELF AS A COST SAVINGS MEASURE. SINCE FILING MY ISSUE I'VE FOUND VIA THE INTERNET THAT OTHERS WITH THE SAME PROBLEM HAVE PAID UPWARD OF $1,200.00 TO HAVE THIS WORK PERFORMED. AFTER ORDERING MY PARTS I HAVE DISCOVERED THAT THIS PARTICULAR THROTTLE BODY WAS INSTALLED ON 2005-2007 FORD FREESTYLES AS WELL AS THEIR FORD FIVE HUNDRED (OF WHICH I ALSO OWN A 2007 MODEL YEAR OF WITH APPROX 20K MILES). IS THERE ANY TRUTH TO THE RUMOR THAT BAD LUCK ALWAYS COMES IN THREE'S? I CERTAINLY HOPE NOT!! AS OF EARLIER THIS MORNING (7/01/12), WITH A COOL TEMPERATURE OF 75 DEGREES F., THIS DEFECT DID NOT RE-OCCUR, BUT MY OTHER VEHICLE ALSO BEGAN TO 'ACT UP' AS AN INTERMITTENT PROBLEM THAT EVENTUALLY WOULDN'T GO AWAY. *TR

07/01/2012
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 05/25/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK05176G******
Summary

CAR LUNGES WHEN IN IDLE. EITHER IN DRIVE OR REVERSE. JUST SITTING STILL IT WANTS TO MOVE AND IF YOU DON'T HAVE YOUR FOOT FIRMLY ON THE BRAKE IT WILL MOVE THE CAR WITH A HUGE JERK FORWARD OR BACKWARDS. VERY UNSAFE. *TR

06/30/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/30/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06106G******
Summary

VEHICLE FOR OVER A YEAR HAS LUNGED FORWARD OR BACKWARD DEPENDING ON GEAR IT IS IN. THIS ONLY TAKES PLACE WHEN THE A/C IS ON IN THE VEHICLE. THIS IS INCONSISTENT BUT HAPPENS MORE OFTEN THAN NOT. THE LUNGE IS DRASTIC ENOUGH THAT IT IS A HAZARD AND HAS CAUSED SEVERAL ISSUES IN THE PAST. THE PROBLEM HAS CONTINUED TO WORSEN. DEALER HAS NOT BEEN CONTACTED AT THIS POINT BUT WAS ON THE LIST TO BEEN SEEN NEXT WEEK. ALL REQUIRED MAINTENANCE HAS TAKEN PLACE UP TO THIS POINT. TODAY WAS THE WORST PART OF THE ISSUE. WHILE TRAVELING 75 ON THE INTERSTATE, THE "WRENCH" ICON ON THE INFORMATION PANEL CAME ON. AT THIS POINT ALL ACCELERATION WAS DISABLED AND COULD NOT KEEP UP WITH THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC. THE VEHICLE COULD NOT GET ABOVE 60 IN ORDER TO FIND A SAFE PLACE TO PARK AND CREATED A SIGNIFICANTLY HAZARDOUS SITUATION. IN RESEARCHING THE ISSUE, I HAVE FOUND OVER 242 FILED COMPLAINTS ON THE SAME PROBLEM. WE WILL BE DROPPING THE VEHICLE OFF AT THE DEALER ASAP. HOW MANY REPORTED INCIDENTS DOES IT TAKE BEFORE SOMETHING IS DONE ABOUT THIS ISSUE? OR WILL IT TAKE A LOSS OF HUMAN LIFE TO TAKE NOTICE OF THE NUMEROUS FILED COMPLAINTS? *TR

06/29/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,SERVICE BRAKES
Incident Date: 06/23/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02156G******
Summary

WHILE DRIVING ON THE INTERSTATE I71/I75 MY REAR BRAKES LOCKED UP. MY BRAKE PADS WERE CUTTING INTO MY ROTORS. AFTER CHECKING THE BRAKES WHEN I GOT BACK HOME I FOUND THAT THE REAR BRAKE CALIPERS WERE FROZEN ON BOTH SIDES (REAR LEFT REAR RIGHT). THE ROTORS, CALIPERS AND BRAKE PADS HAD TO BE REPLACED. NOW REMEMBER THE CAR HAS ONLY 21,900 MILES ON IT. *TR

06/29/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 04/23/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02166G******
Summary

AFTER PURCHASING (AS A USED CAR) FOR MY DAUGHTER, VEHICLE BEGAN RAPID ACCELERATION AND 'LURCHING' UNEXPECTEDLY WHEN SHIFTING INTO FORWARD OR REVERSE. AFTER SEVERAL DAYS, THIS WAS COMPOUNDED BY OCCURRING WHEN STARTING AND STOPPING IN TRAFFIC DURING BRAKE APPLICATION. I HAD THE FILTERS REPLACED (AIR AND GAS) AND THE PROBLEM SEEMED TO HAVE GONE AWAY. I ASKED MY DEALERSHIP, DURING MY FIRST INSPECTION AFTER IT'S PURCHASE, WETHER THERE WAS A TSB IN REGARD TO THIS ISSUE AND WOULD THEY PLEASE CHECK IT OUT. THEY ALLEGED THAT THEY HAD NO RECORD OF ANY DEFECT REGARDING THIS ISSUE AND NO TSB HAD BEEN ISSUED. THEY DID HOWEVER REFUSE TO COMPLETE THE INSPECTION UNTIL I ALLOWED THEM TO OVERHAUL THE REAR BRAKES W/NEW ROTORS FOR QUITE A KINGLY SUM! (SO MUCH FOR A PROMOTIONAL 'FREE INSPECTION'.) LAST NIGHT I HAD TO VENTURE OUT AND RETRIEVE THE VEHICLE FROM MY LITTLE GIRL AFTER THE CAR KEPT 'LURCHING' EVERYTIME SHE USED THE BRAKE. WHILE SHE WAS WAITING IN AN INTERSECTION ATTEMPTING TO MAKE A LEFT TURN, THE CAR 'LURCHED' AND STALLED IN FRONT OF ONCOMING TRAFFIC. AFTER RESTARTING THE CAR AN ENGINE LIGHT AND A 'WRENCH' WAS NOW VISIBLE ON THE DASH, AND THE CAR HAD ABSOLUTELY NO ACCELERATOR! DUE TO OUR FLAT TERRAIN I WAS ABLE TO BRING THE CAR HOME ON AN IDLE AT A SPEED NO GREATER THAN 10 M.P.H. ONCE SAFELY HOME I TRIED A TRICK THAT USED TO WORK ON THE FLEET BUSSES I ONCE WORKED ON. THAT WAS RAPIDLY TURNING THE IGNITION SWITCH ON-OFF, ON-OFF REPEATEDLY ABOUT 10 (TEN) TIMES, THEN LEAVE SWITCH ON AND START IT. THIS SEEMED TO HAVE CLEARED THE 'WRENCH' AND THE ACCELERATOR WAS RESTORED. THE ENGINE LIGHT DID NOT CLEAR. I'VE PUT TIRES, STRUTS, STRUT MOUNTS ETC. INTO THIS CAR TO MAKE IT SAFE FOR MY DAUGHTER TO DRIVE, YET I CAN'T ALLOW HER TO USE IT. 4 OF 5 CARS I OWN ARE FORDS, 2 BEING 2006 FREESTYLES, AND THIS IS THE ONLY ONE THAT I HAVE HAD A PROBLEM WITH. WHAT RECOURSE DO I HAVE NOW? *TR

06/29/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/01/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK04166G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT SHE STOPPED THE VEHICLE AND THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED INDEPENDENTLY AS THE BRAKES WERE PARTIALLY DEPRESSED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE JERKED FORWARD WITH ENGINE RPMS AT 500. IN ADDITION, THE CONTACT HAD TO DEPRESS THE BRAKE PEDAL ABRUPTLY IN ORDER TO GET THE VEHICLE TO SLOW DOWN. THE CONTACT NOTIFIED THE MANUFACTURER AND THEY INFORMED HER THAT THERE WAS NOT A RECALL BUT THERE WAS AN INVESTIGATION OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 80,000.

06/28/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 04/03/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I WAS PARKED OUTSIDE MY APARTMENT, WENT TO PUT MY VEHICLE IN REVERSE AND IT LUNGED BACKWARD AND THEN THE VEHICLE SHUTOFF. ONCE I GOT MY CAR TO START AGAIN I WENT TO DRIVE OFF AND IT LUNGED FORWARD. THIS IS AN EVERYDAY OCCURRENCE WITH MY VEHICLE. *TR

06/27/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 04/14/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTAR. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING 70 MPH THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. THE RPMS INCREASED AND THE GEARS LOCKED. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO COAST THE VEHICLE ONTO THE EMERGENCY LANE. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A DEALER A DIAGNOSTIC TESTING WHICH LOCATED THE FAILURE WITHIN THE TRANSMISSION. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE FAILURE AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 120,000.

06/27/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,UNKNOWN OR OTHER,ENGINE
Incident Date: 06/25/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK021X6G******
Summary

MY FORD FREESTYLE 2006 LUNGED BACKWARD APPROXIMATELY 2 TO 4 FEET WHILE THE TRANSMISSION WAS IN REVERSE, MY FOOT WAS FULLY APPLIED TO THE BRAKE, AND THE VEHICLE WAS NOT MOVING. THIS HAS OCCURRED MANY TIMES IN THE SAME MANNER, AND IN SIMILAR SITUATIONS OVER THE PAST YEAR. THE TEMPERATURE OUTSIDE IS USUALLY IN THE 90'S OR ABOVE, I USUALLY HAVE THE AIR-CONDITIONING RUNNING, AND THE CAR WILL START TO LOOSE POWER WITH THE TACHOMETER VISIBLY DIPPING DOWN TO ZERO. THE CAR WILL THEN SUDDENLY RACE TO 2000 RPMS, AND THE CAR WILL LUNGE BACKWARD (OR FORWARD) WHILE MY FOOT IS ON THE BRAKE. WHEN THIS HAPPENS IN REVERSE, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO APPLY THE BRAKE HARD ENOUGH TO STOP MOVEMENT. WHEN THIS HAPPENS IN DRIVE, IT IS POSSIBLE TO APPLY THE BRAKE HARD ENOUGH TO STOP MOVEMENT, AND THE CAR ENGINE WILL DIE. *TR

06/25/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 04/01/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK02186G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT THE STATED THAT THE VEHICLE LUNGED FORWARD OR BACKWARD, WHETHER IN DRIVE OR REVERSE. THE CONTACT RESOLVED THE FAILURE BY SHIFTING INTO PARK AND THEN BACK INTO DRIVE OR REVERSE. THE FAILURE HAD OCCURRED PREVIOUSLY. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER OR REPAIR SHOP FOR A DIAGNOSTIC TEST. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGES WERE 64,635.

06/25/2012
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 06/10/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS PARKED, THE BRAKES WERE DEPRESSED AND THE VEHICLE LUNGED FORWARD. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER AND A PRIVATE MECHANIC. THE MECHANIC STATED THAT THE MAIN COMPUTER NEEDED TO BE UPDATED AND A WIRE WAS TOUCHING THE AIR CONDITIONER UNIT. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE VIN WAS UNKNOWN. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 54,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 75,000.

06/25/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/19/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02196G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 25 MPH, THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY DECELERATED AND SURGED FORWARD. THE CONTACT CONTINUED TO DEPRESS THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL BUT THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT ACCELERATE MORE THAN 18 MPH. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A TRANSMISSION SHOP. THE MECHANIC STATED THAT THE ELECTRONIC THROTTLE BODY WOULD HAVE TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THERE WAS AN INVESTIGATION UNDER NHTSA ACTION NUMBER: PE11018 (VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL) THAT MAY BE RELATED TO THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 66,000. UPDATED 8/6/12 *CN UPDATED 08/15/2012 *JS

06/25/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 06/18/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK03156G******
Summary

WE WERE IN LINE AT A FAST FOOD DRIVE THRU AND THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY LUNGED FORWARD , THE TACH RPM WENT FROM ABOUT 800 RPM (IDLE) TO ABOUT 2600 RPM . FOOT WAS ON THE BRAKE AT THE TIME SO IT ONLY MOVED ABOUT 6 INCHES. WE PARKED IN THE PARKING LOT AND WERE READY TO GO AND IT DID IT AGAIN. AN ENGINE LITE CAME ON THAT INDICATED SOMETHING FROM THE TRANSMISSION TO THE THROTTLE WAS AMISS. WE SHUT THE CAR OFF AND WAITED A FEW MINUTES AND RESTARTED THE CAR AND THE ENGINE LITE WAS OFF. SO FAR WE HAVE NOT HAD ANOTHER INCIDENCE AND ITS BEEN A WEEK AND ABOUT 300 MILES SINCE THE OCCURRENCE. *TR

06/24/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/14/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

THIS VEHICLE LUNGES FORWARD AND BACKWARD AT LOW SPEEDS, USUALLY AT 5-10 MPH. THIS REGULARLY HAPPENS WHEN I AM PARKING MY CAR IN REVERSE AND RIGHT WHEN I AM SPEEDING UP. SOMETIMES MY FOOT IS NOT ON THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL. IT MOSTLY HAPPENS WHEN I AM REVERSE PARKING MY CAR AND I AM SLOWLY MOVING THE STEERING WHEEL WITH MY FOOT OFF OF THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL AND MY FOOT VERY SLIGHTLY PRESSED ON BRAKES. I HAVE GONE TO THE FORD DEALERSHIP AND THEY SAID THAT IT WAS A TRANSMISSION PROBLEM. WE GOT IT CHECKED AT A TRANSMISSION SPECIALIST AND THEY SAID THE TRANSMISSION IS FINE. I HAVE BEEN READING VARIOUS ARTICLES ONLINE ABOUT THIS ISSUE AND IT IS EXACTLY THE SAME PROBLEM THAT I HAVE. NOTE: I BOUGHT THIS CAR IN FLORIDA AND BROUGHT IT TO CANADA WITH ME. *TR

06/23/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 06/21/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01166G******
Summary

WHILE DRIVING THE FORD REVS UP AND DOWN, WHILE IT IS DOING THIS IT LURCHES FORWARD AND I LOSE ALL DASHBOARD INSTRUMENTS, I CANNOT USE THE AIR CONDITIONING BECAUSE IT MAKES THE PROBLEM WORSE.THE SCARY PART IS I HAVE MY FAMILY IN THE CAR WHEN ALL THIS HAPPENS. ON THURSDAY JUNE 21 I WAS DRIVING DOWN THE HIGHWAY AT 50MILES AN HOUR WHEN SUDDENLY THE CAR RPM REVVED UP AND DOWN ON ITS OWN THE SPEEDOMETER WENT OUT, THE LIGHTS ALL FLASHED. THE CAR WAS LURCHING FORWARD, AND IT WAS WORSE WHEN I WAS ATTEMPTING TO SLOW DOWN. MY DAUGHTER STATED"I AM SCARED" I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT THIS HAS NOT BEEN RECALLED, WHEN WE WERE AT THE FORD DEALERSHIP WE BOUGHT THE CAR FROM WE TOLD THEM WHAT WAS HAPPENING, THEY DIDN'T EVEN OFFER TO LOOK AT THE CAR OR SEEM TO CARE. THE PROBLEM IS VERY UNPREDICTABLE, ONE DAY IT RUNS GOOD THEN ALL OF THE SUDDEN IT FREAKS OUT. *TT

06/22/2012
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,ENGINE,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 06/14/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06196G******
Summary

MY FORD FREESTYLE HAS HAD ENGINE SURGING ISSUES FOR APPROXIMATELY A YEAR KNOW. TODAY 6/21/2012 MY CAR STARTED SURGING AT EVERY STOP LIGHT SO SEVERELY IF WE WEREN'T HOLDING DOWN THE BRAKE WE WOULD OF HIT THE CAR IN FRONT OF US. THE PROBLEM BECAME SO SEVERE WE HAD TO PUT THE CAR IN NEUTRAL AT EVERY INTERSECTION TO KEEP CAR FROM TRYING TO JUMP INTO THE INTERSECTION AND STALL. TODAY'S TEMP WAS IN THE HIGH NINETIES AND WE WERE USING THE AIR CONDITIONING. TODAY'S INCIDENT WAS THE WORST ITS BEEN. WENT ON LINE AND SEARCH THE SYMPTOMS AND FOUND THAT A LOT OF FREESTYLE OWNERS ARE HAVING THE SAME ISSUE. WITH THE SAFETY OF THE CAR OWNER AND PEDESTRIANS THAT COULD BE NEAR THE CAR IN JEOPARDY. FORD SHOULD BE RECALLING THESE CARS AND TRYING TO FIND A PERMANENT SOLUTION TO FIX THIS RATHER THEN CHARGING THE OWNERS HIGH DOLLARS TO REPLACE A DEFECTIVE DESIGNED PART WITH THE SAME DEFECTIVE PART. *TT

06/21/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 06/12/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK041X6G******
Summary

ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS THE VEHICLE HAS LURCHED FORWARD OR BACKWARD WITHOUT HAVING MY FOOT ON THE ACCELERATOR. APPLYING THE BRAKE HAS STOPPED THE CAR. THE REAR BUMPER WAS DAMAGED WHEN IT HIT A LIGHT POLE. IT SEEMS TO HAPPEN MORE FREQUENTLY WHEN IT'S WARMER OUTSIDE AND WHEN RUNNING THE AIR CONDITIONING. I'M VERY CONCERNE SOMEONE MIGHT GET INJURED. MY WIFE HAS ALSO HAD THIS HAPPEN TO HER ON MULTIPLE OCCASION. I'VE READ A NUMBER OF SIMILAR COMPLAINTS ON THE INTERNET. I BELIEVE THIS VEHICLE SHOULD BE RECALLED. I'M A MECHANICAL ENGINEER BY DEGREE AND CAN STATE WITH CERTAINTY THAT THIS IS A DANGEROUS CONDITION ESPECIALLY IN A PARKING LOT WHERE IT MOST FREQUENTLY HAPPENS. I WON'T EVEN ATTEMPT TO BACKUP THE VEHICLE IF SOMEONE IS NEARBY IN CASE IT HAS ONE OF THESE FITS. PLEASE KEEP ME POSTED ON ANY RECALL UPDATES. DO THE RIGHT THING, FORCE THE MANUFACTURER TO OWN UP TO THE PROBLEM AND TAKE CARE OF IT. I TOOK IT IN TO HAVE IT FIXED, BUT NOBODY SEEMS TO KNOW OR IS WILLING TO SAY WHAT'S WRONG. THEY JUST OFFER TO CHANGE OUT A LOT OF PARTS IN THE HOPES OF HITTING UPON THE PROBLEM. THAT'S TOO EXPENSIVE OF AN APPROACH. DOES FORD KNOW THE SOURCE OF THE PROBLEM? WILL THEY SHARE THAT INFORMATION WITH THEIR DEALERSHIPS OR THE CONSUMERS? *TT

06/21/2012
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 06/01/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK03106G******
Summary

VEHICLE ENGINE ACCELERATES TO APPROXIMATELY 2100 RPMS WHILE IN GEAR FORCING IT TO LUNDGE FOWARD OR REVERSE WITHOUT THE INTERACTION OF DRIVER THIS PROBLEM SEEMS TO OCCUR WHILE AT IDLE,AND DECELERATION TO STOP, MALFUNCTION IS BECOMING MORE PROBLEMATIC WITH MILEAGE AND AGE OF VEHICLE. *TT

06/21/2012
Components: ENGINE
Incident Date: 02/15/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01156G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE REVERSING, THE VEHICLE LUNGED FORWARD ABNORMALLY AND STALLED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE LUNGING OCCURRED WHILE THE AIR CONDITIONER WAS ACTIVATED. THE CONTACT DID NOT TAKE THE VEHICLE TO A LOCAL DEALER FOR A DIAGNOSTIC TEST. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 55,000.

06/21/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 06/21/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06196G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT SHE SHIFTED INTO REVERSE IN AN ATTEMPT TO REVERSE FROM A PARKING SPACE WHEN THE VEHICLE ABNORMALLY ACCELERATED. THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WAS ILLUMINATED AS THE VEHICLE STALLED. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO RESTART THE VEHICLE AND PROCEED WITHOUT THE FAILURE RECURRING. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 90,000. ....UPDATED 08-24-12 *BF THE CONSUMER STATED THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED WHEN THE VEHICLE ABNORMALLY ACCELERATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO DEALER AND WAS TOLD THE THROTTLE BODY AND TOP MOTOR MOUNT NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. UPDATED 08/29/2012 *JS

06/21/2012
Components: ENGINE
Incident Date: 09/10/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02116G******
Summary

WHEN COASTING OR IDLING CAR SUDDENLY LURCHES FORWARD. *TT

06/21/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 03/15/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK04146G******
Summary

SAME AS OTHERS. CAR LUNGES FORWARD AND/OR BACKWARD WHEN SLOWING TO PARK, OR JUST MOVING SLOW OR IDILING. ALMOST ENDED UP OVER A BERM AT SAM'S CLUB BECAUSE OF THIS PROBLEM. VERY SCARY! TAKING CAR IN TO DEALERSHIP ON MONDAY. VEHICLE SURGES WHEN IDLING OR GOING SLOW. ACCELERATES AT TIMES LIKE PARKING OR MOVING THROUGH PARKING LOTS OR WHEN STOPPED AT STOPLIGHTS. *TT

06/20/2012
Components: ENGINE
Incident Date: 03/20/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01186G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT AFTER ACCELERATING FROM A STOP LIGHT, THE VEHICLE JERKED FORWARD AND THEN STALLED. AFTER RESTARTING THE ENGINE, THE VEHICLE CONTINUED TO JERK AND DECELERATE. THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT ACCELERATE BEYOND 10 MPH. THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CONSTANTLY ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED AND STATED THAT THERE WERE NO RECALLS OR WARRANTIES COVERING THE FAILURE. THEY OFFERED NO OTHER ASSISTANCE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 69,000.

06/19/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/30/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06146G******
Summary

VEHICLE LURCHES AND LUNGES FORWARD WHEN PARKING THE VEHICLE OR BACKING OUT OF A PARKING SPACE. I PURCHASED THE VEHICLE USED NEARLY A YEAR AGO AND HAVE HAD THE LURCHING PROBLEM AT LEAST A DOZEN TIMES. IT IS SPORADIC AND UNEXPECTED EACH TIME IT HAPPENS. I HAVE COME EXTREMELY CLOSE TO HITTING OTHER PARKED CARS, PARKING BARRIERS AND EVEN MY OWN GARAGE DOOR. I AM VERY THANKFUL THAT I HAVE NOT HIT A PERSON. TODAY IT HAPPENED AS I WAS BACKING OUT OF A PARKING SPOT AT THE MALL. I HAD NEVER HAD THE PROBLEM IN REVERSE AND IT CAUGHT ME OFF GUARD. I WAS EXTREMELY CLOSE TO HITTING THE CAR BEHIND ME. THIS PROBLEM IS EXTRAORDINARILY FRIGHTENING AND WITH VERY LITTLE RESEARCH I WAS ABLE TO SEE THAT IT IS AN EXTREMELY COMMON PROBLEM. I AM APPALLED THAT A PROBLEM THIS WIDESPREAD AND DANGEROUS HAS NOT BEEN ADDRESSED BY FORD. *JS

06/18/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 01/04/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK06186G******
Summary

THE TRANSMISSION WENT OUT IN MY 2006 FORD FREESTYLE, MY EXTENDED WARRANTY RAN OUT AT 60000 MILE. IT COST ME $7000 OUT OF POCKET TO MAKE THE REPAIR. THIS REALLY PUT A BURDEN ON ME FINANCIALLY. *TR

06/18/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/02/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06126G******
Summary

WHILE IDLING THE CAR WILL LUNGE FORWARD AND (REVERSE IN SEPARATE INCIDENTS) ALL BY ITS SELF. THIS CONTINOUSLY HAPPENS. I HAVE EVEN HAD MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE AND IT DOES THIS. I HAVE NOT NOTICED ANY CONSISTENCY WITH THE INCIDENTS OTHER THAN WHEN THE AIR CONDITIONER IS ON IT IS WORSE. THIS IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. IT HAPPENS NO MATTER WHERE I AM, IN THE DRIVE WAY OR PARKING LOT AT PRESCHOOL WHERE THERE ARE PEDESTRIANS AROUND AND I HAVE NO CONTROL OVER MY CAR. SOMETIMES AFTER THE CAR LUNGES (AND IT HAPPENS FORWARD AND REVERSE) THE CAR WILL STALL AND THEN WHEN I TURN IT ON THE WRENCH/CHECK ENGINE LIGHT COMES ON AND THE CAR WILL DRIVE BUT FEELS LIKE IT IS BOGGING DOWN. I HAVE CONTACTED FORD ABOUT THIS AND THEY CLAIM THEY HAVE NEVER HEARD OF IT BEFORE. SOMEONE IS GOING TO GET SERIOUSLY HURT. *TR

06/18/2012
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/02/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK03166G******
Summary

VEHICLE SUDDENLY LURCHES FORWARD WITHOUT PRESSING THE ACCELERATOR. SEEMS TO HAPPEN WHEN JUST STARTING TO MOVE OR SOMETIMES WHILE COMING TO A STOP.

06/18/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,SERVICE BRAKES
Incident Date: 06/10/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK04166G******
Summary

MY ISSUE STARTED ALMOST A ABOUT A YEAR AGO. I WAS IN A PARKING LOT WAITING FOR MY SON AND HAD AIR CONDITIONER ON AND WE SAT FOR ABOUT 30 MIN. AS SOON AS I PUSHED BRAKE IN AND ABOUT TO PUT IN D WE LUNGED A COUPLE OF TIMES AND I WAS ABLE TO STOP WITH BRAKE. I TRIED AGAIN AND WE LUNGED AGAIN. I PUT IN R AND WE BOLTED OUT OF SPOT. LUCKILY NO ONE WAS BEHIND US. FINALLY WAS ABLE TO GET IN D AND THEN WE STALLED. I'VE HAD THE TRANSMISSION CLEANED AND FLUIDS REPLACED, BUT WE HAVE BEEN HAVING THE SAME ISSUE OVER THIS PAST YEAR.THE LATEST EPISODE WAS WHEN I FINALLY GOT THE CAR TO DRIVE AND I WAS BARELY MOVING. I WAS ON A BUSY ROAD TRYING TO GO PAST 10MPH. I AM SEEING TONS OF COMPLAINTS ABOUT THIS SAME ISSUE AND AM WONDERING WHY THIS HASN'T BEEN SOLVED????? IT IS OBVIOUSLY A DEFECT. WHY WAIT TILL SOMEONE GETS KILLED AND THEN SUES. *TR

06/15/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/13/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

VEHICLE SUDDENLY ACCELERATES AT LOW SPEED BOTH WHEN MOVING FORWARD AND WHEN BACKING UP. THIS SOMETIMES RESULTS IN A STALL. VEHICLE ALSO LOST LOW END POWER. *JB

06/14/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 06/14/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

THE CAR IDLED HIGH WHILE IN A DRIVE THROUGH LINE WITH A FOOT ON THE BRAKE, IT DID THIS TWICE. AFTER IT IDLED BACK DOWN AND MY WIFE REMOVED HER FOOT FROM THE BRAKE, THE CAR LUNGED FORWARD. LUCKILY, THERE WAS ENOUGH DISTANCE BETWEEN THE CARS TO AVOID AN ACCIDENT. SHE SLAMMED HER FOOT BACK ON THE BRAKE, THE CAR IDLED A LITTLE LONGER THEN DIED. *JB

06/14/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/14/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK05106G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 45 MPH,, THE VEHICLE INDEPENDENTLY CAME TO A COMPLETE STOP. HE DEPRESSED THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL BUT THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT RESPOND. THE VEHICLE THEN STARTED TO ROLL BACKWARD AND THE CONTACT QUICKLY SHIFTED TO PARK, STOPPING THE VEHICLE FROM ROLLING ANY FURTHER. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE CONTACT'S RESIDENCE AND WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR INSPECTION OR REPAIRS. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE FAILURE AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 56,953. UPDATED 7/20/12 *CN THE TRANSAXLE ASSEMBLY WAS REPLACED. UPDATED 07/30/12

06/13/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/23/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK03156G******
Summary

WHEN ATTEMPTING TO PULL OUT OF DRIVEWAY OR PARKING SPACE WHILE THE AIR CONDITIONER IS ON VEHICLE LUNGES WITHOUT FOOT ON ACCELERATOR, SOMETIMES LOOSES POWER. HAS CAUSED VEHICLE TO SHUT DOWN IN ONCOMING TRAFFIC. *TR

06/13/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 04/01/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK011X6G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE ABNORMALLY ACCELERATED WHILE THE GEAR WAS IN DRIVE OR REVERSE. THE FAILURE WAS EXPERIENCED NUMEROUS TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER TO HAVE A DIAGNOSTIC PERFORMED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 80,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 160,000.

06/12/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/01/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

MY FREESTYLE LUNGES FORWARD OFTEN AND BACKWARD SOMETIMES. WE'VE TAKEN IT IN FOR A NUMBER OF EXPENSIVE REPAIRS, YET IT PERSISTS. A FEW TIMES THE MECHANIC HASN'T BEEN ABLE TO GET A CODE FOR WHAT THE PROBLEM IS. IT IS WORSE WHEN THE A/C IS ON BUT HAPPENS OTHER TIMES AS WELL. THE SCARIEST WAS EXITING A FREEWAY ON AN UPHILL EXIT RAMP WITH CARS BEHIND ME. IT DIED, I RESTARTED, AND THEN AT THE STOP SIGN IT LURCHED FORWARD ABOUT 6 FT. DESPITE MY BRAKING. JUST A FEW DAYS AGO, I WAS PULLING INTO MY DRIVEWAY (MINIMAL INCLINE) AND IT LURCHED THEN DIED. I HAVE TO PARK CLOSE TO THE WALL IN MY GARAGE, AND I'M SCARED IT WILL SOMEDAY RUN INTO IT OR HIT ANOTHER VEHICLE OR PERSON. *TR

06/12/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 12/09/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I PURCHASED MY 2006 FORD FREESTYLE IN JUNE OF 2007. INITIALLY I FELL IN LOVE WITH THE COMFORT, SIZE, AND GAS MILEAGE OF MY NEW CAR. AROUND 2 1/2 YRS LATER I STARTED NOTICING WHEN MOVING FROM PARK TO REVERSE MY CAR WOULD SOMETIMES STALL OR LUNGE BACKWARDS. IT WAS ONLY OCCASIONALLY AND AT THE TIME I WAS TOLD I PROBABLY DIDN'T HAVE IT IN GEAR ALL THE WAY BEFORE REVERSING. I HAD TO SWITCH FROM PARK TO REVERSE VERY SLOWLY AND ALWAYS BE READY TO HIT THE BRAKE IN CASE IT DECIDED TO LUNGE ON ITS OWN. THIS PROBLEM HAS ALMOST COMPLETELY GONE AWAY EXCEPT NOW I HAVE PROBLEMS ACCELERATING. ALMOST ALWAYS ON THE HIGHWAY NOW MY CAR WILL LOOSE POWER AND THE WRENCH LIGHT WILL COME ON. ONCE I PULL OVER AND RESTART IT , IT SEEMS TO TEMPORARILY SOLVE THE PROBLEM. THIS IS HOWEVER BEYOND DANGEROUS. SEVERAL TIMES THIS HAS HAPPENED IN PLACES ON BUSY HIGHWAYS WHERE THERE IS NO SHOULDER. I HAVE TO TRAVEL IN THE SLOW LANE NOW 100% OF THE TIME AND I TRY TO AVOID MAJOR INTERSTATE AT ALL COSTS. I HAVE INVESTED A GREAT DEAL OF MONEY INTO SEVERAL DIFFERENT THINGS THAT HAVE TURNED OUT TO NOT BE THE PROBLEM. I FEEL LIKE THIS CAR SHOULD HAVE BEEN RECALLED BY NOW, BEFORE IT ENDS UP KILLING SOMEONE. I BOUGHT THIS CAR BECAUSE IT SEEMED LIKE A GREAT FAMILY CAR BUT NOW I AM SCARED TO DEATH TO EVEN LET CHILDREN RIDE WITH ME. I AM ALSO VERY UPSET THAT AFTER PAYING DOWN OVER A 20K LOAN TO 5K THAT I WILL HAVE TO BUY ANOTHER CAR. I PLANNED ON HAVING THIS CAR FOR YEARS AND YEARS. I ATTEMPTED IN 2009 AND IN 2011 TO TRADE THE CAR IN FOR A NEW CAR AND THE $ VALUE OF TRADE IN IS VERY LOW. THE DEALERSHIPS ARE WELL AWARE OF THE PROBLEMS AND OFFER A VERY SMALL AMOUNT FOR A 7 PASSENGER 2006 WITH ONLY 85K MILES ON AND IT GETS GREAT GAS MILEAGE COMPARED TO MOST SUVS OR VANS THAT SEAT 7. *TR

06/12/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 06/10/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02136G******
Summary

CAR WAS SITTING, PARKED IN A LOT, IDLING FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES WITH THE AIR CONDITIONER RUNNING. WHEN I PUT IT IN DRIVE AND LET MY FOOT OFF THE BRAKE, THE CAR LUNGED FORWARD AS THE RPM'S FIRST REVVED AND THEN DROPPED. THE CAR DID THIS A FEW TIMES, BUT ONCE I GOT TURNED AROUND TOWARD THE EXIT OF THE LOT, IT STOPPED DOING IT. ABOUT 20 MINUTES LATER, IN A GROCERY STORE PARKING SPACE, IT DID THE SAME THING AS I WAS BACKING OUT TO LEAVE. THE CAR HAD SAT RUNNING FOR ANOTHER 10 MINUTES OR SO WITH THE AIR ON. THIS TIME HOWEVER, THE CAR IDLED UP AND THEN DOWN, LUNGED IN REVERSE, AND THEN IDLED SO LOW IT DIED. ONCE I RESTARTED IT AND FINISHED BACKING OUT OF THE SPACE, I TURNED THE AIR DOWN TO LOW FAN SPEED AND THE CAR WAS FINE THE REST OF THE TRIP BACK HOME. *TR

06/11/2012
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,EQUIPMENT
Incident Date: 06/07/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01106G******
Summary

CAR SURGES WHEN IDLING. SEEMS MORE IN HOT WEATHER BUT AM TOLD IT IS THE THROTTLE BODY THAT HAS TO BE REPLACED AND IS A KNOWN PROBLEM WITH ALL OF THEM FOR 6-7 YEARS NOW. *TR

06/10/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 06/10/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

SITTING AT A LIGHT WITH MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE AND MY CAR STARTS LUNGING FORWARD. *TR

06/10/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 06/19/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

IN THE SUMMER WHEN THE A/C IS RUNNING WHEN I'M BACKING UP OR PULLING FORWARD IT MANY TIMES WILL UNEXPECTEDLY LUNGE. I'VE ALMOST HIT PEOPLE AND KIDS, CARS, CURBS, BUILDINGS, ETC. MANY OF THE TIMES THAT IT LUNGES IT WILL STALL OR BEGIN TO RUN VERY ROUGH. WE HAVE TO PUT THE CAR IN PARK AND CUT OFF THE CAR AND RESTART. MANY OF THOSE TIMES IT WILL BEGIN TO RUN NORMAL BUT HAVE A INDICATOR LIGHT THAT IT NEEDS MECHANICAL ATTENTION. ONCE THE CAR IS PARKED AND SITS FOR A WHILE WHEN IT IS STARTED THE MECHANICAL ATTENTION LIGHT WILL DISCONTINUE. YET EVERY TIME THE A/C IS RUNNING ESPECIALLY ON HIGH IT WILL LUNGE ALMOST EVERY TIME. IT IS VERY DANGEROUS IN THAT IF MY FOOT WOULD NOT BE ON THE BRAKE HARD ENOUGH WHEN IT LUNGES AND A KID OR PERSON WOULD BE IN THE LINE OF THE LUNGING CAR. DANGEROUS! *TR

06/10/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 06/10/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FTPX14V97K******
Summary

WHILE AT A STOP LIGHT WAITING TO MAKE A LEFT TURN WITH THE AIR CONDITIONER ON, THE RPM SHOT UP AND THE THE CAR STARTED TO LUNGE FORWARD. I ALMOST HIT SOMEONE IN THE CROSS WALK BEFORE THE CAR KILLED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE INTERSECTION. THIS HAS HAPPEN MANY TIMES ACCORDING TO MY WIFE THIS IS HER CAR AND I NEVER DRIVE IT. AFTER READING ALL THE COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE THROTTLE BODY I DECIDED TO POST MY STORY. PLEASE HELP BEFORE SOMEONE GETS HURT OR WORSE KILLED. ALSO IT WAS HARD TO RESTART AND VERY SLUGISH TILL WE SHUT OFF THE AIR. MY WIFE HAS TOLD ME THAT THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR ALMOST A YEAR BUT THAT I REALLY DIDN'T KNOW HOW BAD IT WAS TILL IT HAPPENED TO ME. THERE REALLY NEEDS TO BE A RECALL ON THIS BEFORE IT IS TO LATE. *TR

06/08/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/05/2012
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06126G******
Summary

WHILE PULLING INTO OUR GARAGE, CREEPING UP TO THE FRONT WALL OF THE GARAGE WITH FOOT FIRMLY ON THE BRAKES, THE FREESTYLE LUNGED FORWARD 2-3 FEET. IT ACCELERATED ON ITS OWN. THE CAR STRUCK THE FRONT WALL OF THE GARAGE, CRUSHING THE DRYWALL, BREAKING 3 STUDS, AND BREAKING THE BRICK ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE GARAGE. THE ACCIDENT CAUSED THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS DAMAGE TO THE HOUSE. THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME THE CAR HAS LUNGED LIKE THIS BUT IT IS THE FIRST ACCIDENT. PROBLEM SEEMS TO BE WORSE AT LOW SPEEDS, WHILE HOT, AND MOVING VERY SLOWLY SUCH AS IN THE GARAGE OUT BACKING IN/OUT OF A PARKING SPACE. A/C ON MAKES IT WORSE. THE FORD CAR DEALER WHERE WE BOUGHT THE CAR HAS HAD THE CAR NOW FOR A WEEK, TRYING TO DIAGNOSE THE PROBLEM. THEY SAY THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE CAR BECAUSE THEY HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO DUPLICATE THE PROBLEM. . *JS

06/06/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 01/01/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK03186G******
Summary

WHILE STOPPED AT A TRAFFIC LIGHT, PARKING LOT (NOT IN PARK) OR DRIVE THROUGH THE VEHICLE FREQUENTLY LUNGES FORWARD (OR BACKWARD IF IN REVERSE). APPLYING BRAKES STOPS THIS, BUT WE NEVER KNOW WHEN IT'S GOING TO LUNGE AND WE'VE HAD SEVERAL CLOSE CALLS WHERE WE ALMOST HIT OTHER VEHICLES. *TR

06/06/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/05/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02166G******
Summary

FREQUENTLY DURING VEHICLE HISTORY AT IDLE THE VEHICLE'S MOTOR WILL SURGE TO APPROXIMATELY 2000 RPM AND LUNGE FORWARD AS DESCRIBED IN NHTSA ACTION ITEM PE11018. I HAVE HAD FORD REPLACE MY THROTTLE BODY AT APPROXIMATELY 70,000 MILES, WHICH FIXED THIS ISSUE FOR A WHILE, BUT IT HAS NOW STARTED THIS AGAIN. THIS PROBLEM HAS NEVER RESULTED IN A COLLISION OR INJURY, IN MY CASE, BUT I HAVE HAD SEVERAL NEAR MISS INCIDENTS EACH OF WHICH COULD HAVE CAUSED DAMAGE OR INJURY IF THE BRAKES WERE NOT APPLIED IMMEDIATELY. I HAVE ALSO RESEARCHED AND FOUND MANY COMPLAINTS ON VARIOUS BLOGS AND WEBSITES OF IDENTICAL MALFUNCTIONS. *TR

06/05/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 02/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06156Z******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE SURGED FORWARD WHEN SHIFTING INTO REVERSE OR DRIVE. THE FAILURE RECURRED INTERMITTENTLY AND THE CONTACT HAD TO APPLY HEAVY PRESSURE TO THE BRAKE PEDAL TO STOP THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON THREE OCCASIONS AND THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY WAS DEFECTIVE. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED ON ALL THREE OCCASIONS, BUT THE FAILURE CONTINUED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 56,000.

06/05/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 05/31/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02166G******
Summary

EXPERIENCED AN ENGINE SURGE AND LUNGE WHILE WAITING AT A TRAFFIC LIGHT WITH MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE. PANEL LAMP (WRENCH) CAME ON. THEN WHEN TRYING TO ACCELERATE THROUGH INTERSECTION COULD NOT INCREASE VELOCITY, AS IF I WAS SORT OF STUCK IN "LOW GEAR." I PULLED OFF OF ROADWAY AND STOPPED THE ENGINE. AFTER RESTART, PROBLEM SEEMED TO BE RECURRING BUT BEGAN TO FUNCTION MORE NORMALLY. ON THE NEXT RESTART (TRYING TO DRIVE TO REPAIR SHOP) THERE WAS ANOTHER EPISODE OF LUNGING WHEN TRYING TO STOP (FOOT ON BRAKE, NOT ACCELERATOR.) PRETTY SCARY. MY SHOP FOUND CODES, DID RESEARCH, AND SUBSEQUENTLY REPLACED THROTTLE-BODY AND A BROKEN UPPER ENGINE MOUNT. THEY ALSO RE-FLASHED THE COMPUTER. 1 MONTH AGO THEY HAD REPLACED THE BATTERY. DROVE HOME OK, AND NO ISSUES IN LAST FEW DAYS, BUT HAVE READ ANECDOTES THAT THESE PROBLEMS CONTINUE ONCE THEY START. DON'T KNOW WHAT % OF FREESTYLES DO THIS, BUT IT IS A REAL AND DANGEROUS PROBLEM ON THOSE THAT DO. I'M AFRAID TO PUT MY WIFE BACK INTO THIS VEHICLE! *TR

06/04/2012
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 04/18/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

OUR CAR LUNGES WHEN AT LOW SPEEDS. USUALLY FROM A STOP AS I LET OFF THE BRAKE PEDAL IT LUNGES FORWARD. AGGRESSIVELY PUSHING ON THE BRAKE PEDAL STOPS THE VEHICLE. IT SEEMS TO HAPPEN WHEN THE AC IS ON. *TR

06/02/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/15/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02116G******
Summary

AFTER STARTING ENGINE, PLACED IN REVERSE AND VEHICLE SUDDENLY SURGED BACKWARD WHILE MY FOOT WAS STILL ON THE BRAKE. LATER, ENGINE WAS PERIODICALLY SURGING FORWARD AS I KEPT MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE WHILE IN RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC UNTIL THE "WRENCH" LIGHT CAME ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL AT WHICH TIME THE ENGINE DIED. RESTARTED ENGINE AND IDLED SMOOTHLY UNTIL I PUT IT IN DRIVE AND STARTED LURCHING FORWARD AGAIN AS "WRENCH" LIGHT CAME ON AGAIN. IDLE RPM WAS FLUCTUATING BETWEEN 400 TO 1,000 RPM WITH MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE. HAD TO KEEP LEFT FOOT ON BRAKE WITH RIGHT FOOT ON ACCELERATOR TO KEEP ENGINE RUNNING WITHOUT BUCKING. MOVED TO SIDE OF ROAD AND TURNED OFF ENGINE TO WAIT OUT TRAFFIC. RESTARTED ABOUT 15 MINUTES LATER AND DROVE HOME WITH NO MORE PROBLEMS, BUT NOTICED THAT IT PERIODICALLY BUCKS WHEN IDLING SO HAD CAR SERVICED AND THEY SAID THAT THE COMPUTER HAD RESET ITSELF. STILL DOES IT PERIODICALLY. *TR

05/31/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 04/01/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK06176G******
Summary

THE CAR OCCASIONALLY SURGES FORWARD ON ITS OWN WHEN OPERATED AT A SLOW SPEED, LESS THAN 10 MPH. IT HAS DONE IT ON OCCASION SINCE 30,000 MILES AND IT NOW HAS 110,000 MILES ON IT. IT HAS HAPPENED WHEN THE AC HAS BEEN ON AND OFF, AND WHILE ACCELERATING AS WELL AS DECELERATING. I CONSIDER IT TO BE A SAFETY ISSUE SUFFICIENT TO WARRANT A RECALL. *TR

05/30/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 05/18/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01136G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT RESPOND TO ACCELERATION MOVING FORWARD OR REVERSING. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE TRANSMISSION WAS DEFECTIVE AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE WHO DID NOT OFFER ANY ASSISTANCE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 92,000.

05/30/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 05/23/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE TRANSMISSION LIGHT ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER AND WAS TOLD THAT THE TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE DEALER ADVISED THAT THE TRANSMISSION COULD NOT BE REPAIRED, ONLY REPLACED. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE AND CURRENT MILEAGES WERE 90,800.

05/28/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/28/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK02196G******
Summary

WE HAVE OWNED OUR 2006 FORD FREESTYLE FOR APPROX 2 YRS AND FOR THE PAST YEAR WE HAVE BEEN EXPERIENCING VARIOUS PROBLEMS THE MAIN ONE BEING THAT WHILE SITTING AT A STOP OR SLOWING DOWN THE CAR ACCELERATES ON ITS OWN WE HAVE TO HURRY AND PUT OUR FOOT ON THE BRAKE TO STOP CAR FROM SURGING FORWARD. WE HAVE BEEN HAVING A PROBLEM WITH THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM THERE ARE TIME YOU CAN TURN KEY TO OFF POSITION AND REMOVE KEY FROM IGNITION BUT CAR CONTINUES TO STAY RUNNING WE HAVE TO DISCONNECT BATTERY TERMINAL TO GET CAR TO SHUT OFF. I HAVE TAKEN THIS CAR TO SEVERAL SHOPS AND NO ONE SEEMS TO BE ABLE TO TELL ME ABOUT EITHER OF THE PROBLEMS. AFTER RESEARCHING THE ISSUES ON LINE I'VE DISCOVERED ALOT OF PEOPLE HAVING THE SAME SURGING PROBLEMS. *TR

05/25/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/02/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06126G******
Summary

MY CAR LUNGES FORWARD OR BACKWARD RANDOMLY. FOR EXAMPLE MY CAR IS PARKED IN MY GARAGE. I WILL START IT IN THE MORNING AND PUT IT IN REVERSE AND THE CAR WILL SURGE BACKWARDS WITHOUT ME EVEN TOUCHING THE GAS PETAL. AT RANDOM MOMENTS I WILL TAKE MY FOOT OFF THE BRAKE AT A TRAFFIC LIGHT AND MY CAR WILL LUNGE FORWARD. IT IS DANGEROUS. I AM USE TO IT AND I KEEP MY FOOT CLOSE TO THE BRAKE SO I DO NOT HIT ANOTHER VEHICLE, BUT I AM SCARED THAT IT WILL GET WORSE AND THAT I WILL GET INTO AN ACCIDENT. *TR

05/24/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK05166G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE SURGED FORWARD AND BACKWARD WHILE STOPPED. THE VEHICLE ALSO SPORADICALLY STALLED DURING THE FAILURE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FAILURE RECURRED MOST FREQUENTLY DURING WARM WEATHER. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT REPAIR SHOP AND THE ALTERNATOR WAS REPLACED BUT THE FAILURE PERSISTED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND OFFERED NO ASSISTANCE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 120,000.

05/22/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/22/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01136G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE THE AIR CONDITIONER WAS ACTIVATED, THE VEHICLE LUNGED FORWARD ABNORMALLY. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO A LOCAL MECHANIC FOR A DIAGNOSTIC TEST. THE MECHANIC REPLACED THE AIR CONDITIONING COMPRESSOR HOWEVER, THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER FOR A SECOND DIAGNOSTIC TEST AND THE DEALER CLEANED OUT THE THROTTLE BODY. THE FAILURE WAS NOT CORRECTED AND RECURRED AFTER THE THROTTLE BODY CLEANING. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 130,000.

05/16/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 04/26/2012
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK03196G******
Summary

WHILE VEHICLE WAS PULLING INTO GARAGE THE VEHICLE SURGED FORWARD STRIKING AND PINNING A PERSON BETWEEN THE VEHICLE AND BRICK WALL. PERSON RECIEVED INJURIES TO BOTH LEGS REQUIRING MEDICAL TREATMENT. THIS VEHICLE HAS SURGED EVER SINCE WE PURCHASED IT. FORD HAS TOLD US REPEATED TIMES THAT IT'S NOT A RECALL PROBLEM BECAUSE IT'S NOT A SAFETY PROBLEM.

05/13/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 05/13/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: FMDK06126GA******
Summary

MOTOR SURGE, LEACHING OUT OF CONTROL. *TR

05/11/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/10/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02156G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS STARTED AND THE ENGINE RPMS BEGAN FLUCTUATING RAPIDLY, WITHOUT THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL BEING DEPRESSED. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT WHEN DRIVING 30 MPH, THE VEHICLE WOULD SPORADICALLY FAIL TO RESPOND TO ACCELERATION ATTEMPTS. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER AND WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 93,000.

05/04/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 04/16/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK021X6G******
Summary

PURCHASED USED THREE DAYS PRIOR TO FIRST INCIDENT. I WAS TRAVELING AT 55MPH WHEN I ASKED THE VEHICLE TO ACCELERATE TO MAINTAIN THE CURRENT SPEED UP AN INCLINE. THE VEHICLES RPMS SHOT UP TO 5K AND I COULDN'T ACCELERATE. I HAD MY INFANT DAUGHTER IN THE CAR WITH ME AND WAS ALMOST HIT BY ANOTHER CAR BEHIND ME. I WAS FORCED OFF THE ROAD AND TURNED THE VEHICLE OFF. WHEN I RESTARTED ALL WAS OK AGAIN. THIS HAS HAPPENED NUMEROUS TIMES SINCE. I HAVE ALSO HAD A PROBLEM WITH THE VEHICLE ACCELERATING WITHOUT ME HITTING THE GAS. I WAS IN A PARKING LOT WHEN I PUT THE VEHICLE IN REVERSE AND REMOVED MY FOOT FROM THE BRAKE. AS I DID THIS THE VEHICLE LURCHED OUT OF THE SPACE ALMOST STRIKING A PEDESTRIAN THAT WALKED OUT BEHIND ME. I WAS ABLE TO REACT QUICKLY ENOUGH AND HIT THE BRAKE STOPPING THE CAR. THIS HAS ALSO HAPPENED IN MY DRIVEWAY IN DRIVE AS WELL. DEALER IS AWARE OF THE PROBLEMS ON THIS CAR FROM THE PREVIOUS OWNER HAVING IT IN THE SHOP MULTIPLE TIMES. THEY HAVE TOLD ME THAT THE PART TO FIX THE TRANSMISSION PROBLEM IS IN-ACCESSIBLE AND THAT MY ONLY OPTION IS TO REPLACE THE ENTIRE TRANSMISSION FOR $4500.00. WHEN ALL I NEED IS A SINGLE PART INSIDE THE TRANS. ALSO, THE THROTTLE BODY IS ON BACKORDER. THE DEALERSHIPS RESPONSE TO ALL OF THESE PROBLEMS IS WITHOUT AN APOLOGY TO TAKE $50.00 OFF OF MY SERVICE BILL FOR MY INCONVENIENCE. THE VEHICLE IS CURRENTLY SITTING IN MY DRIVEWAY BECAUSE I AM TOO SCARED TO DRIVE IT. I HAVE JUST MADE MY FIRST PAYMENT ON A CAR I CANT DRIVE. *TR

05/01/2012
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I PURCHASED MY 2006 FORD FREESTYLE IN DECEMBER 2009. AS SOON AS THE WEATHER GOT WARMER I NOTICED THAT WHEN PARKING, BACKING UP, OR TRYING TO STOP, THE VEHICLE WOULD SURGE AS IF I STILL HAD MY FOOT ON THE ACCELERATOR. SOON IT ALSO STARTED SURGING/SPUTTERING WHEN I FIRST STARTED OUT AND WOULD OCCASIONALLY STALL, TWICE IN HEAVY TRAFFIC. I TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE FORD DEALERSHIP TO DISCOVER THAT THE THROTTLE BODY POSITION SENSOR DOESN'T WORK PROPERLY & THAT ALL FREESTYLES WERE HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM. I WAS SHOCKED TO FIND THAT A NEW UNIT COULD BE PUT IN BUT WAS NOT COVERED AS A RECALL AND WAS GOING TO COST $1000. AS A SINGLE MOM, THAT WAS JUST IMPOSSIBLE. LUCKILY MY DISABLED FATHER WAS PREVIOUSLY A MECHANIC AND WAS ABLE TO USE CARB CLEANER TO CLEAN THE SENSOR AND TEMPORARILY STOP THE PROBLEM. SINCE THEN, EVERY SPRING THE PROBLEM COMES BACK AND I HAVE TO HAVE THE THROTTLE BODY UNIT CLEANED SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE WINTER. ANOTHER PROBLEM I HAVE WITH THIS VEHICLE IS THAT THE BRAKES WEAR OUT UNUSUALLY QUICKLY. I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S BECAUSE OF HAVING TO FIGHT THE THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR TO STOP THE CAR, OR IF IT'S A FLAW IN THE DESIGN OF THE BRAKE SYSTEM. I DO KNOW THAT WHEN IT STARTS TO FEEL LIKE THEY ARE WEARING OUT I HAVE TO REPLACE THEM ASAP BECAUSE THE MORE THEY GET WORN THE FASTER THEY WEAR OUT, IF THAT MAKES SENSE. SOMETHING I'VE JUST RECENTLY NOTICED IS THAT THE LIGHTS (INTERIOR, EXTERIOR, DISPLAY, ALL OF THEM) HAVE BEEN ALMOST BLINKING...GETTING BRIGHTER/DIMMER AND AT THE SAME TIME MY A/C BLOWS HARDER/SOFTER, LIKE THEY ARE SURGING AS WELL. UPON FURTHER EXAMINATION I FOUND THAT THE TOP AND BOTTOM DRIVER'S SIDE MOTOR MOUNTS HAVE CRACKED/ROTTED BUSHINGS. FORD SHOULD ABSOLUTELY REPLACE THESE THROTTLE BODIES WITHOUT QUESTION; MY CHILDREN RIDE IN MY FREESTYLE EVERY DAY AND ONE CLOSE CALL IS ONE TOO MANY. I WANT THIS FIXED ONCE AND FOR ALL. *JS

04/24/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/01/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02196G******
Summary

I DON'T REMEMBER EXACTLY WHEN THIS FIRST HAPPENED, BUT IT WAS SOMETIME IN MID-LATE 2009, AND HAS OCCURRED MORE AND MORE OFTEN EVER SINCE. THE CAR WILL SUDDENLY LUNGE FORWARD (OR BACK IF IN REVERSE) WHEN MY FOOT IS NOT ON THE ACCELERATOR. WHEN THE CAR IS IDLE, I HAVE FOUND THAT I HAVE TO KEEP MY FOOT VERY FIRMLY ON THE BRAKE FOR FEAR OF HITTING THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME OR A PEDESTRIAN WALKING IN FRONT OF THE CAR. IT IS VERY SCARY. I HAVE ASKED CAR REPAIR SERVICES TO CHECK IT OUT NUMEROUS TIMES AND HAVE NOT HAD ANYONE FIND THE PROBLEM. I FEEL LIKE THE PROBLEM IS GETTING WORSE AND I AM REALLY FRIGHTENED. I NEED TO KNOW WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT THIS. *TR

04/22/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 01/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK05156G******
Summary

THE CAR WILL LUNGE ONCE FOOT IS TAKEN OFF OF THE BRAKE PEDAL WITHOUT PRESSING DOWN ON THE GAS PEDAL. CAR LUNGES IN BOTH FORWARD AND REVERSE. THIS HAS HAPPENED MULTIPLE TIMES.. *TR

04/18/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 04/02/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK02136G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 35 MPH, THE VEHICLE EXHIBITED AN ABNORMAL RATTLING. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A MECHANIC WHO INSPECTED THE FAILURE AND ADVISED THAT THE CVT TRANSMISSION WAS DEFECTIVE AND WOULD NEED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. AS THE CONTACT LEFT THE DEALER, THE SHIFTER BECAME STUCK IN DRIVE AND COULD NOT BE SHIFTED INTO ANY OTHER GEAR. THE DEALER WAS NOTIFIED WHO ADVISED THE CONTACT THAT THERE WERE NO RECALLS ON THE VEHICLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE WHO FILED A COMPLAINT ON BEHALF OF THE CONTACT. NO FURTHER ASSISTANCE WAS OFFERED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 97,000.

04/11/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 07/19/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FM2K03166G******
Summary

FIRST, DURING A FAMILY VACATION THE WRENCH LIGHT KEPT COMING ON AND THE 2006 FREESTYLE WOULD HAVE NO ACCELERATION LIKE THE TRANSMISSION WOULD NOT ENGAGE TO GET THE REQUIRED SPEED TO PASS. THIS RESULTS IN SLOWING TRAFFIC DOWN CAUSING ROAD RAGE WITH OTHER DRIVERS IN THE VICINITY. ON ONE OCCASION ONE OF OUR TEENAGERS WHO IS LEARNING TO DRIVE EXPERIENCED THIS AND WILL NOT DRIVE THE CAR FOR THIS REASON. ALSO, ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS WHILE I WAS DRIVING IN ROUTE TO WORK OR THE GROCERY STORE, MY 06 FORD FREESTYLE SEL LIMITED SEEMED SLOW AND SLUGGISH TO RESPOND AS I WOULD BE WAITING AT A RED LIGHT FOR THE GREEN. WHEN THE LIGHT DID TURN GREEN AND I WOULD PRESS THE GAS PEDAL TO GO, THE CAR WOULD STALL/SHUT OFF. A FEW TIMES THERE WERE CLOSE CALLS AS THE CAR BEHIND ME WOULD BE UNAWARE I WAS HAVING TROUBLE AND ALMOST REAR-END ME. WHEN THE CAR WOULD CUT OFF, I WOULD PROCEED TO RESTART THE CAR AND THEN PRESS THE GAS TO GO. THE CAR SEEMED TO RESPOND EXTREMELY SLOW LIKE I WOULD HAVE THE GAS PEDAL PRESSED TO THE FLOOR AND WOULD ONLY BE ABLE TO GO 20 - 25 MPH. ON OTHER OCCASIONS, THE CAR WOULD SEEM TO LURCH FORWARD OR BACKWARD (DEPENDING ON IF I HAD THE CAR IN DRIVE OR REVERSE) THE WRENCH LIGHT COMING ON MY 2006 FORD FREESTYLE CREATES A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION BECAUSE THE ENGINE WILL ACCELERATE WITHOUT APPLYING THE GAS PEDAL AND WILL NOT ACCELERATE AT TIMES WHEN THE GAS PEDAL IS PRESSED. PEOPLE AT FORD TELL ME THAT THE COMPANY MAKING THE VALVE BODY PART WENT OUT OF BUSINESS WITHOUT NOTICE, WHICH DOES NOT HELP MY SITUATION ANY. SO WHAT IS TO BE DONE? I HAVE NOTIFIED MY STATE AND FEDERAL HIGHWAY SAFETY COMMISSIONERS, NHTSA, AND MY FRIEND WHO ALSO OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE OF THE PROBLEM AND I WOULD LIKE TO ASK EVERYONE WITH A SIMILAR PROBLEM TO DO THE SAME. PLEASE EXPLAIN,WHAT IS TO BE DONE? *TR

04/07/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 09/01/2011
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Summary

MY WIFE WAS COMING HOME FROM WORK, SHE WENT TO PARK THE CAR OUTSIDE IN FRONT OF OUR PORCH WHERE SHE NORMALLY PARKS AT. SHE STILL HAD HER FOOT ON THE BRAKE AND WAS GETTING READY TO SWITCH GEARS WHEN THE CAR ACCELERATED AND WENT OVER OUR FLOWERPOT AND INTO MY PORCH BRAKING A FEW BOARDS AND SCRATCHING THE FRONT OF MY CAR. THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME IT HAS ACCELERATED ON US WHILE NOT SUPPOSE TO. WHEN I BOUGHT THE CAR IN AUGUST 2011 WE TOOK IT TO MYRTLE BEACH FOR A WEEK, WHILE IN MYRTLE BEACH THE CAR WOULD TRY TO TAKE OFF AND/OR DIE WHILE AT LOW SPEEDS WITH THE A/C ON. THE PROBLEM ALMOST CAUSED US TO HIT A PEDESTRIAN. THIS CAR IS VERY UNSAFE, AND REALLY NEEDS THE PROBLEM FIXED. *TR

04/02/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/14/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02186G******
Summary

THE CAR STARTED LUNGING I WAS GOING ABOUT 25 MPH THEN THE RPM'S RC..ACCELERATED AND SPEED REDUCED. MY RPM WAS AT 6 OR 7000 BUT COULD ONLY GO TWENTY. I HAVE TWO KIDS THEY WERE IN THE CAR VERY DANGEROUS. GET TO MY HOME TURN OFF THE CAR AFTER ABOUT 20 MINUTES I GET MY HUSBAND TO LOOK AT IT AND IT IS NOT DOING ANYTHING ANYMORE. THE CAR WAS FINE FOR ABOUT TWO WEEKS, THEN OUT OF NO WHERE NO SIGNS OR PROBLEMS AT THE MOMENT THE CAR STALLS OUT WILL NOT GO ANYWHERE. TOWED IT TO THE FORD PLACE THEY TELL ME IT IS THE TRANSMISSION IT WILL COST $6700 THIS IS MY FAMILIES ONLY TRANSPORTATION. WE HAVE ONE VEHICLE. WE CAN NOT AFFORD TO GET IT FIXED OR AFFORD ANOTHER CAR. WE HAVE BEEN STUCK WALKING EVERYWHERE. I THINK FORD SHOULD HAVE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS.. THEY WOULD NOT EVEN TAKE A PAYMENT PLAN TO TRY TO GET IT FIXED....PLEASE HELP! *TR

04/02/2012
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 03/31/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01166G******
Summary

MY CAR KEEPS LUNGING ESPECIALLY WHEN THE AIR IS ON... ALSO WHEN I GO INTO REVERSE IT LUNGES AND SHUTS OFF. WHAT COULD THE PROBLEM BE... *TR

04/02/2012
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 11/17/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK05166G******
Summary

SEPT 2011: STARTED VEHICLE AND PUT IN REVERSE TO BACK OUT OF A SPACE AND ENGINE REVVED. IF I DID NOT HAVE MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE IT WOULD HAVE LEAPED BACKWARDS THRU THE PARKING LOT. WHEN I SHIFTED INTO DRIVE IT BRIEFLY TRIED TO LEAP FORWARD. I TURNED THE VEHICLE OFF, TURNED IT BACK ON AND THE DIAGNOSTIC WARNING LIGHT WENT OFF AND VEHICLE SEEMED NORMAL. THROTTLE BODY REPLACED BY FORD ($800+). NOV 2011: SPEED OVER 50 MPH, WENT TO PASS ANOTHER VEHICLE AND WHEN I PRESSED THE ACCELERATOR THE VEHICLE BOGGED DOWN, RPMS REVVED AND IT WOULD GO NO FASTER THAN 35-40 MPH. DIAGNOSTIC LIGHT COMES ON. PULLED OVER, TURNED THE VEHICLE OFF BRIEFLY, RESTARTED, DIAGNOSTIC LIGHT GOES OUT AND I PROCEEDED. AS LONG AS I DO NOT "PUNCH IT" IN HIGH GEAR I CAN INCREASE SPEED WHEN GOING OVER 50. INCREASE MUST BE GRADUAL. CONDITION HAS HAPPENED SEVERAL TIMES SINCE INITIAL INSTANCE. *TR

03/22/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/16/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I LEFT MY HOUSE WITH 2 OF MY CHILDREN AND WAS STOPPED AT A RED LIGHT WHEN MY CAR STARTED TO BOUNCE BACK AND FORTH. IT WAS EXTREMELY SCARY AND MY KIDS WERE PANICKED. THEN, IT SEEMED AS THOUGH MY CAR WANTED TO STALL OUT, BUT LUCKILY I MADE IT BACK HOME AND HAD TO HAVE IT TOWED TO THE DEALER FOR REPAIR. *TR

03/21/2012
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 02/15/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK04106G******
Summary

CAR SURGES WHEN CHANGING GEARS. PROBLEM WORSE WITH FAN CONTROLS ON. RPM'S STAY ABOVE NORMAL IDLE (750-800) MOST OF THE TIME. CAR WILL ACCELERATE WITHOUT USING GAS PEDDLE AT TIMES. MUST KEEP A CONSTANT VIGILANCE WITH FOOT ON BRAKE. WENT THROUGH ALL THE BASIC FIXES (MAINLY CLEANING OF THROTTLE LINKAGE AND MODULE) . WAS TOLD THE THROTTLE BODY NEEDS REPLACED ($1000+). THIS MODULE IS MOUNTED ON TOP OF THE ENGINE-WHY? THIS IS NOT A UNIQUE PROBLEM WITH THIS CAR. MANY, MANY, MANY PEOPLE WITH FORD FREESTYLES HAVE HAD THIS SAME PROBLEM. OTHER PEOPLE HAVE HAD THIS MODULE REPLACED AND THAT EITHER DID NOT FIX THE PROBLEM OR IT WAS A TEMPORARY FIX. I BELIEVE IT IS A FORD ENGINEERING DESIGN FLAW. DID NOT FIX THE VEHICLE. BOUGHT ANOTHER CAR AND GOT RID OF THIS SAFETY HAZARD. *JS

03/18/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/05/2011
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK051X6G******
Summary

I WAS BACKING UP AND MY CAR UNEXPECTEDLY SURGED INTO A UTILITY POLE. THANKFULLY NOBODY WAS BEHIND ME, JUST THE POLE. MY BUMPER HAS A GOUGE IN IT. THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME MY FREESTYLE SURGED. THIS IS VERY DANGEROUS, AND I EXPECT AT SOME POINT IN TIME, FORD OR NHTSA WILL CERTAINLY HAVE TO FIX/RECALL THIS VEHICLE. I HAD MY CAR IN FOR SERVICE ON MULTIPLE OCCASION FOR THIS. THEY KEEP REPLACING PARTS, BUT THEY ARE NOT CORRECTING THE PROBLEM. *TR

03/16/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 03/02/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 70 MPH AND ATTEMPTING TO ACCELERATE, THE VEHICLE WOULD DECELERATE HAPHAZARDLY INSTEAD. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE THEY ADVISED THE CONTACT THAT THE TRANSMISSION WOULD NEED REPLACING. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AND THEY OFFERED NO ASSISTANCE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 77,000. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE.

03/14/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK03166G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING 5 MPH WHEN THE VEHICLE INCREASED ACCELERATION UNEXPECTEDLY DESPITE THE BRAKES BEING DEPRESSED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 60,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 114,000.

03/14/2012
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC,POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 04/20/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01156G******
Summary

I BOUGHT MY 2006 FORD FREESTYLE WITH 23,000 MILES WITHIN 4 MONTHS I STARTED EXPERIENCING A WHINING NOISE. THE NOISE STARTED GETTING LOUDER AND LOUDER, I THEN STARTED TO FEEL THE CAR WANTING TO ACCELERATE WHILE MY FOOT WAS ON THE BRAKE, THIS HAPPENED ABOUT 5 TIMES. THE CAR WOULD STALL AND THE WRENCH LIGHT WOULD COME ON. I WOULD TURN IT OFF AND LET IT COOL A LITTLE AND IT WOULD START RIGHT UP AGAIN. THE PROBLEMS CONTINUED ESPECIALLY IN THE HEAT. I LIVE IN MIAMI FLORIDA AND IT WAS JUST ABOUT EVERYDAY THAT THIS WOULD HAPPEN. THEN FINALLY IT HAPPENED, THE CAR JUST DIED ON ME. I WANT TO POINT OUT THAT I TOOK THE CAR TO THE DEALER WITH 30,000 AND THEY TOLD ME THERE WAS NOTHING THEY COULD DO BECAUSE NO LIGHTS CAME ON. I LET THEM SERVICE THE CAR AND THEY TOLD ME EVERYTHING WAS OK. THE DEALER TOLD ME I NEEDED A NEW TRANSMISSION. I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT, HE ALSO TOLD ME THE THROTTLE BODY WENT AND INTAKE MANIFOLD HAD WENT AS WELL. I ASKED IF THERE WAS ANYTHING FORD COULD DO THEY SAID I WOULD HAVE TO CALL. FORD WAS THE WORST AT CUSTOMER SERVICE THAT I EVER EXPERIENCED. THEY SAID NO TO EVERYTHING BECAUSE I WAS OUT OF WARRANTY. AFTER SPENDING ALMOST $6,000 THE DEALER TOLD ME THAT FORD WAS NOW GIVING 100,000 MILE WARRANTY FOR REMANUFACTURED TRANSMISSIONS. TO THIS DAY, I HAVE REPLACED BRAKES, ROTORS, ANOTHER THROTTLE BODY, FRONT ENGINE MOUNT AND THE CAR IS NOW EXPERIENCING A WHINING NOISE AGAIN. I STILL HAVE 15,000 WARRANTY LEFT ON LAST TRANNY I PUT IN. I'M THINKING THEY MAY HAVE TO PUT A NEW TRANNY IN AGAIN. FORD KNEW ABOUT THIS RECALL AND HOW DANGEROUS IT WAS AND NEVER ASKED FOR A VOLUNTARY RECALL, I AM ALSO VERY DISAPPOINTED WITH THE NHTSA. THERE HAVE BEEN THOUSAND OF COMPLAINTS AND THEY ALSO DID NOTHING ABOUT. *TR

03/13/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/01/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT LOW SPEEDS, THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY ACCELERATED. THE VEHICLE RETURNED TO NORMAL WHEN THE BRAKE WAS APPLIED. THE FAILURE WAS EXPERIENCED SEVERAL TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER AND THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE FAILURE AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 80,000.

03/13/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 09/02/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02156G******
Summary

THE VEHICLE LUNGED WHILE IN REVERSE WHEN BACKING OUT OF A RESTAURANT PARKING SPACE. RAPID HARD APPLICATION OF BRAKES STOPPED THE VEHICLE AFTER 15 FT. I PUT THE VEHICLE IN PARK AND TURNED OFF THE IGNITION. THE VEHICLE THEN OPERATED NORMALLY. IT WAS A 90 DEGREE DAY WITH AC ON. *TR

03/08/2012
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC,ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 10/29/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01136G******
Summary

I HAVE ALWAYS OWNED FORDS HOWEVER THIS IS BY FAR THE SCARIEST FORD CAR EVER AND TO ME THE UNSAFEST!! I PURCHASED MY FORD FREESTYLE BACK IN OCTOBER 2010. EVER SINCE THEN MY CAR SEEMS TO HAVE A MIND OF ITS OWN. WHEN I AM COMPLETELY STOPPED MY CAR WILL AUTOMATICALLY LUNGE FORWARD AND EVEN STALL WHEN I AM TURNING MY WHEEL. I HAVE A 5 YEAR OLD CHILD WHO I DRIVE EVERYDAY TO SCHOOL IN THIS DEATH TRAP AND IT SCARES ME TO DEATH. I HAVE TRIED TALKING TO MY FORD DEALERSHIP ABOUT THIS SINCE THE CAR WAS LIKE THIS WHEN I BOUGHT IT BUT OF COURSE THEY WANT ME TO SPEND ALL THIS MONEY I DO NOT HAVE ON REPAIRS...AFTER INTERNET RESEARCH IT APPEARS THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE THAT HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM WITH THIS VEHICLE. WHY ISN'T ANYONE DOING SOMETHING ABOUT THIS TO PROTECT THE CONSUMER? IT IS VERY SCARY AND I DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHY THE CAR IS LUNGING FORWARD AND BACKWARDS IF BACKING UP WHEN MY FOOT IS CLEARLY ON THE BRAKE AS WELL AS STALLING . I HOPE SOMEONE WILL DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT BEFORE SOMEONE ENDS UP IN AN ACCIDENT OR EVEN DEAD BECAUSE OF THIS!! THAT WOULD BE A SERIOUS LAWSUIT I AM SURE. THIS IS A SERIOUS ISSUE PLEASE PLEASE DO A RECALL ON IT NOW IF NOT FOR ME FOR THE SAKE OF SOMEONE'S LIFE WHO IS DRIVING ONE OF THESE UNSAFE VEHICLES. *TR

03/08/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/18/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK05196G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. AFTER STARTING THE VEHICLE AND SHIFTING INTO REVERSE, THE VEHICLE ABNORMALLY ACCELERATED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED AND NO REPAIRS WERE MADE TO THE VEHICLE. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 124,000 AND THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 85,000.

03/01/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 02/02/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01166G******
Summary

PURCHASED USED 2006 FORD FREESTYLE IN 11/2007 WITH APPROXIMATELY 35,000 MILES. 2008 VEHICLE BEGAN LUNGING AND ACCELERATING WITHOUT PRESSING ON THE GAS PEDAL, HAD THROTTLE BODY REPLACED AT THE DEALER. VEHICLE DROVE FINE FOR APPROXIMATELY 12 MONTHS THEN BEGAN THE LUNGING, ACCELERATING AND OCCASIONAL STALLING. HUSBAND REPLACED THROTTLE BODY HIMSELF AFTER PURCHASING A NEW THROTTLE BODY FROM THE DEALER. AGAIN, IT DROVE FINE FOR A WHILE. NOW THE BEGINNING OF 2012 IT IS HAPPENING AGAIN. THIS IS OBVIOUSLY A FACTORY/PART FAILURE THAT NEEDS TO BE RECALLED. THERE ARE WAY TOO MANY FORD FREESTYLE OWNERS OF '05, '06, AND '07 OWNERS THAT HAVE ALSO BEEN DEALING WITH THE SAME PROBLEMS. *TR

02/29/2012
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 02/14/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 30 TO 40 MPH, THE VEHICLE WOULD LOSE POWER. THE RPM S WOULD INCREASE TO 4,000, THE AIR BAG LIGHT, TRACTION CONTROL LIGHT, AND THE ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC LIGHT WOULD ALSO ILLUMINATE WHEN THE FAILURE OCCURRED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A LOCAL MECHANIC AND A DIAGNOSTIC WAS PERFORMED, BUT THE MECHANIC WAS UNABLE TO GENERATE A FAILURE CODE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD RETURN TO NORMAL FUNCTION WHEN THE ENGINE WAS TURNED OFF FOR A FEW MOMENTS. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND ADVISED THE CONTACT TO HAVE A DEALER PERFORM THE DIAGNOSTIC. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 135,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

02/29/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,STRUCTURE,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/10/2011
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01166G******
Summary

NOT SURE ON DATE WHEN INCIDENT OCCURRED, BUT THE VEHICLE WOULD START LUNGING EVEN WHILE BRAKE PEDAL WAS ENGAGED. PROBLEM WORSENED OVER A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME TO WHERE IT WOULD CUT OFF MULTIPLE TIMES. ALSO PROBLEM WOULD GET WORSE WHILE AIR CONDITION WAS ON. ONE DAY PULLING INTO A PARKING SPOT ONE DAY THE VEHICLE LUNGED FORWARD CAUSING ME TO HIT A PARKING BLOCK. DAMAGE WAS DONE TO THE FRONT BUMPER ONLY. EVENTUALLY IT GOT TO WHERE WE WERE UNABLE TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE. HAS BEEN PARKED FOR SEVERAL MONTHS. WILL CRANK UP FOR A COUPLE SECONDS AND WILL CUT OFF. *TR

02/22/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/08/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

HEARING A THUD NOISE AND THEN IT STARTED A SUDDEN SURGE FORWARD BY ITSELF WHILE I HAD MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE. *TR

02/20/2012
Components: STRUCTURE,TIRES
Incident Date: 12/15/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

WATER IN THE SPARE TIRE WELL, RUST ON THE THIRD SEAT SUPPORT, MOLD COVERING TIRE COVER, MOLD ON CARPET AND A TERRIBLE MILDEW SMELL IN THE CAR. PROBLEM IS REPORTED IN FORDS TBS07-03-06 TO DEALERS WATER LEAKING FROM DRAIN TUBES INTO BACK OF CAR. I NOTICED THIS PROBLEM WHEN I SAW WATER RUNNING DOWN MY SEAT BELTS AND A TERRIVEL MILDEW SMELL IN CAR. SEEMS TO ME A MOLD/MILDEW PROBLEM IS A SAFETY ISSUE. DRIVING AROUND IN A CLOSED UP VEHICLE WITH SPORES FLOATING AROUND CAN'T BE HEALTHY ESPECIALLY WITH TWO SMALL CHILREN AGES 1 AND 3. I AM VERY CONCERNED ABOUT MY FAMILY BREATHING IN THIS MOLD IF IT WAS IN A HOME IT WOULD BE CONCIDERED A SAFETY HAZARD. I FOUND THIS FROM A POSTING ONLINE ABOUT MOLD-ASSOCIATED CONDITIONS. HEALTH PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH HIGH LEVELS OF AIRBORNE MOLD SPORES INCLUDE ALLERGIC REACTIONS, ASTHMA EPISODES, IRRITATIONS OF THE EYE, NOSE AND THROAT, SINUS CONGESTION, AND OTHER RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS. FOR EXAMPLE, RESIDENTS OF HOMES WITH MOLD ARE AT AN ELEVATED RISK FOR BOTH RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS AND BRONCHITIS. WHEN MOLD SPORES ARE INHALED BY AN IMMUNOCOMPROMISED INDIVIDUAL, SOME MOLD SPORES MAY BEGIN TO GROW ON LIVING TISSUE, ATTACHING TO CELLS ALONG THE RESPIRATORY TRACT AND CAUSING FURTHER PROBLEMS. GENERALLY, WHEN THIS OCCURS, THE ILLNESS IS AN EPIPHENOMENON AND NOT THE PRIMARY PATHOLOGY. ALSO, MOLD MAY PRODUCE MYCOTOXINS, EITHER BEFORE OR AFTER EXPOSURE TO HUMANS, POTENTIALLY CAUSING TOXICITY. FUNGAL INFECTION A SERIOUS HEALTH THREAT FROM MOLD EXPOSURE FOR IMMUNOCOMPROMISED INDIVIDUALS IS SYSTEMIC FUNGAL INFECTION (SYSTEMIC MYCOSIS). IMMUNOCOMPROMISED INDIVIDUALS EXPOSED TO HIGH LEVELS OF MOLD, OR INDIVIDUALS WITH CHRONIC EXPOSURE MAY BECOME INFECTED. SINUSES AND DIGESTIVE TRACT INFECTIONS ARE MOST COMMON; LUNG AND SKIN INFECTIONS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. MYCOTOXINS MAY OR MAY NOT BE PRODUCED BY THE INVADING MOLD. *TR

02/15/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 02/27/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

MY FORD FREESTYLE HAS BEEN LURCHING FOR YEARS. I HAVE NOW STARTED STALLING WHEN PULLING INTO PARKING SPACES, OR MAKING SHARP TURNS. MY AIR COMPRESSOR NEEDS REPLACING AND I WAS TOLD THE ERG VALVE MAY CAUSE THE LURCHING? MY ENGINE LIGHTS COMES AND GOES SPORADICALLY AND I HAVE TO GO THROUGH CARPOOL LINE OR GROCERY STORE WITH ONE FOOT ON BRAKES. I CAN'T FULLY FEEL CONFIDENT AT REDLIGHTS THAT I WON'T REAREND THE PERSON IN FRONT OF ME. I CAN'T UNDERSTAND HOW THIS IS A ISSUE WE SHOULD ALL BE STUCK WITH WHEN ITS OBVIOUS A DEFECT. I FILED A COMPLAINT QUITE AWHILE BACK BUT NOW THE STALLING AND LURCHING HAS BECOME QUITE A SAFETY ISSUE. I CAN LIVE WITHOUT AIR ALTHOUGH THE MECHANIC SEEMS TO THINK ITS ALL RELATED... PLEASE RECALL THE ISSUED PARTS! I STALL ON HILLS, WHEN PULLING OUT INTO TRAFFIC, I LUNGE AT RANDOM TIMES AND THEN....ITS FINE FOR THE NEXT DRIVE... THEN DANGEROUS THE NEXT! *TR

02/15/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 10/05/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK04176G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE DRIVING IN REVERSE APPROXIMATELY 2 MPH, THE VEHICLE SPEED SUDDENLY INCREASED WITH THE ILLUMINATION OF THE WRENCH SYMBOL. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO STOP WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS ENGAGED. THE FAILURE WAS SPORADIC AT VARIOUS SPEEDS. IN ADDITION, ON SEPARATE OCCASIONS WHEN AT A COMPLETE STOP, THE VEHICLE LUNGED FORWARD WHILE PRESSURE WAS APPLIED TO THE BRAKE PEDAL. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER WHO WAS UNABLE TO DUPLICATE THE FAILURE. THERE WAS CURRENTLY AN OPEN INVESTIGATION UNDER NHTSA ACTION NUMBER PE11018 (VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE PROBLEM. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 98000.

02/14/2012
Components: EQUIPMENT
Incident Date: 02/06/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK02106G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 55 MPH WITH THE HEATER ACTIVATED, A BURNING ODOR EMITTED THROUGHOUT THE VENTS. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO STATED THE AIR CONDITIONER COMPRESSOR WAS LEAKING AND WOULD NEED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE PROBLEM. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 58,000. UPDATED 03/14/12 *BF

02/07/2012
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK06146G******
Summary

THIS CAR STARTED SURGING LITTLE BY LITTLE GETTING PROGRESSIVELY WORSE AS THE MONTHS WENT ON. HOTTER WEATHER SEEMED TO MAKE IT WORSE, STALLING IN DRIVE THRU'S AND LURCHING MORE. A FEW TIMES CUTTING OUT ALL TOGETHER, HAVING TO WAIT IN PARKING LOTS TO COME BACK ON. THEN IT BEGAN MAKING A HIGH PITCHED WHINING SOUND LIKE THE TRANSMISSION WAS GOING TO BLOW UP IF IT GOT TO "OVER WORKED" IT SEEMED. THEN WOW "SHOCK OF ALL SHOCKS" THIS LEMON OF A CAR SIMPLY DIED WHILE FINALLY SPUTTERING IT'S LAST GASPS SOUNDING LIKE A DIESEL ENGINE MACK TRUCK AND HAD A " CATASTROPHIC ENGINE FAILURE" AS TWO DIFFERENT MECHANICS OF OURS DIAGNOSED. NOW WE ARE FACED WITH REPLACING THE ENGINE, USED AT A STEAL FOR ABOUT $3000.00 TO $5000.00+ OR TAKING A HUGE LOSS SINCE WE OWE ON IT STILL. AND GEE WHAT DO WE HAVE TO LOOK FORWARD TO IF WE DO REPLACE THE ENGINE? A SAFE NON-LURCHING RIDE? NO. A FUTURE FREE FROM MORE COSTLY REPAIRS? NO. NEW THROTTLE BODY REPLACEMENT AND NEW TRANSMISSION REPLACEMENTS? I CAN'T WAIT!!! WHAT A JOKE. I HATE THIS CAR. PLEASE RECALL SOMETHING, ANYTHING TO TAKE THIS DEATH TRAP OFF MY HANDS!!! AND YES I HAVE A SMALL CHILD THAT HAS TO RIDE IN THIS BUNDLE OF SAFETY TOO. *TR

01/27/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 04/08/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02126G******
Summary

I HAVE A 2006 FREESTYLE. I HAVE A FEW MAJOR ISSUES WITH THE VEHICLE. ABOUT 3 MONTHS AFTER WE PURCHASED THE VEHICLE USED I WAS DRIVING ON THE FREEWAY WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN THE WRENCH DASH LIGHT CAME ON AND IT SEEMED LIKE THE CAR WAS SHIFTED INTO A LOWER GEAR. I CHECKED THE SHIFTER JUST IN CASE, BUT IT WAS STILL IN DRIVE. NO MATTER HOW MUCH GAS I GAVE IT THE CAR WOULDN'T GO ANY FASTER THAN 20 OR SO MPH. I GOT OFF THE FREEWAY AND TOOK SURFACE STREETS STRAIGHT TO THE DEALERSHIP TO SEE OF THEY COULD FIGURE IT OUT. I PARKED THE CAR WHILE I WAS WAITING FOR THE SERVICE PERSON, WHEN I TURNED THE CAR BACK ON EVERYTHING WAS BACK TO NORMAL. THIS HAS HAPPENED SEVERAL TIMES IN THE PAST YEARS BUT IF YOU TURN THE CAR OFF AND BACK ON EVERYTHING IS FINE SO THE DEALERSHIP CANT SEEM TO DIAGNOSE THE ISSUE. SHORTLY AFTER THAT WHEN THE SUMMER CAME THE CAR STARTED LURCHING OR SURGING WHEN AT SLOW SPEED, TYPICALLY IF WE WERE IDLING IN A DRIVE THRU OR GOING SLOWLY TO PARK OR BACK OUT OF A PARKING SPOT. I CANT TELL YOU HOW MANY CARS AND PEOPLE I HAVE ALMOST HIT BECAUSE OF THIS ISSUE. AND OF COURSE WE ARE NO LONGER UNDER WARRANTY SO IT WILL BE THOUSANDS TO FIX IT. LAST ISSUE IS WITH THE A/C. I JUST REPLACED THE COMPRESSOR IN AUGUST DUE TO A BENT VALVE OR SOMETHING IN THE COMPRESSOR THAT WAS NOT FIXABLE. THE MECHANIC TOLD ME THIS HAS BEEN A HUGE ISSUE WITH THIS TYPE OF FORD, BUT AGAIN NO WARRANTY AND NO RECALL SO I'M OUT $1300 ON A CAR WITH LESS THAN 80,000 MILES ON IT. *TR

01/26/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 12/22/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01106G******
Summary

WHEN DRIVING AT LOW SPEEDS THE CAR WILL LUNGE FORWARD ON ITS OWN. IT IS USUALLY WHEN PULLING OUT OF A PARKING SPACE OR PULLING UP TO A STOP SIGN. THIS HAPPENS WHEN YOU ARE NOT PRESSING ON THE GAS AT ALL BUT LUNGES FORWARD ON ITS OWN. WHEN DRIVING AT A HIGH SPEED IT DOES THE OPPOSITE AND THE EMERGENCY BRAKE/PARKING BRAKE TRIES TO ENGAGE. FOR INSTANCE I WAS GOING 60 MPH ON THE HIGHWAY AND THE ABS AND PARKING BRAKE LIGHT CAME ON, THE SPEEDOMETER DROPPED TO 0, AND THE RPMS REVVED UP. MY FOOT WAS ON THE GAS THE ENTIRE TIME YET THE VEHICLE KEPT PULLING BACK LIKE IT WAS TRYING TO ENGAGE THE BRAKES. *TR

01/24/2012
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC,ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 01/23/2012
Crash: No
Fire: Yes
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02116G******
Summary

WAS DRIVING TO WORK CAR PICKED UP SPEED TO WHERE THE BRAKES WOULD NOT STOP THEN THE CAR JUST WENT OFF. *TR

01/13/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS PLACED THE REVERSE POSITION THE VEHICLE LUNGED BACKWARDS DESPITE THE BRAKES BEING DEPRESSED AND THE VEHICLE STALLED. THE WRENCH SAFETY MODE LIGHT ILLUMINATED DURING THE FAILURE. THE CONTACT ALSO MENTIONED THAT THE FAILURE ONLY OCCURS WHEN THE AIR CONDITIONING UNIT IS ACTIVATED. THE VEHICLE RESTARTED AFTER THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED AND THE VIN WAS UNKNOWN. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 90,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 97,000.

01/12/2012
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 07/16/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01186G******
Summary

ON JULY 16,2010 MY FREESTYLE LUNGED FORWARD WITH MY SON AND HIS TWO CHILDREN AFTER A BALL GAME. THEY WERE IN A LINE OF CARS TRYING TO GET ON THE ROAD HOME. AFTER DRIVING A FEW MILES IT QUIT RUNNING AND DIED. IT HAD TO BE TOWED IN. SERVICE DEPARTMENT REPLACED AIR FLOW SENSOR AND OTHER THINGS AND SAID IT WAS OK. ON AUGUST 10, 2010 I WAS TRYING TO GET ON HIGHWAY AND MY CAR LUNGED AGAIN. THIS TIME THEY TRIED TO CONTACT FORD MOTOR. GOT NO RESPONSE, SO THEY REPLACED THROTTLE CONTROL. THEN IN MAY OF 2011 MY AIR CONDITIONER WAS REPAIRED AND WHILE DRIVING SLOW, MY CAR LUNGED AGAIN. YOU CAN TELL WHEN IT IS GOING TO ACT UP. WHEN YOU PUSH ON BRAKES YOU HAVE TO PRESS REALLY HARD TO GET IT STOPPED. TOOK IT BACK TO SERVICE AND THEY DROVE IT AND IT NEVER HAPPENED ON THEM. THEY SAID THE ENGINE WOULD IDLE UP WHEN DRIVING SLOW AND RUNNING AIR CONDITIONER. BUT WHEN YOU HAVE TO APPLY SO MUCH PRESSURE ON THE BRAKES YOU RAISE UP OFF YOUR SEAT SOMETHING NOT RIGHT.THESE AUTOMOBILES ARE DANGEROUS. I AM ON A FIXED INCOME SINCE I LOST MY HUSBAND AND CANNOT AFFORD TO TRADE CARS. I AM STUCK WITH IT. *TR

01/11/2012
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE,POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/08/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I WAS IN MYRTLE BEACH SUMMER OF 2010 WHEN I WAS BACKING MY VEHICLE OUT OF A PARKING SPACE IT LUNGED BACK ALMOST CAUSING A WRECK. THEN WHEN I WENT FORWARD DID THE SAME STALLED. CHANGED FUEL FILTER AND EVERYTHING. ABOUT 1 MONTH LATER DID IT AGAIN. I SEEMS TO DO IT WHEN THE TEMPERATURE OUTSIDE IS WARM. THIS IS VERY SCARY AND NOT SURE WHAT HAS TO HAPPEN FOR FORD TO RECALL. I GUESS SOMEONE HAS TO DIE AND THEY HAVE TO BE SUED. *TR

01/05/2012
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Incident Date: 01/05/2012
Crash: No
Fire: Yes
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02106G******
Summary

SUMMARY: I WAS PUTTING GAS IN MY CAR, AS I ENTERED THE CAR AFTER FUELING, I WAS TALKING TO MY MOTHER FOR A MOMENT, AND AS I WAS ABOUT TO PLACE THE KEY IN THE IGNITION, THERE WAS BLACK SMOKE COMING FROM THE PASSENGER MIRROR. I GOT OUT AND RAN OVER, AND SAW FLAMES. I RIPPED THE BLACK COVER WITH THE MIRROR OFF, SAW THAT THERE WAS AN ELECTRICAL FIRE. BURNING MYSELF, I PUT THE FIRE OUT IN TIME TO KEEP IT FROM GETTING OUT OF CONTROL. WITH THE FIRE SAFELY OUT, I SAW THAT IT WAS FROM THE LED COURTESY LIGHT ASSEMBLY AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PASSENGER SIDE MIRROR. IT WAS COMPLETELY MELTED AND BURNED. I REMOVED THE PART, (AS WELL AS THE ONE FROM THE DRIVER SIDE FOR SAFE MEASURE), AND TOOK THEM TO MY LOCAL FORD DEALERSHIP SO THEY COULD REPORT IT AS A FAULTY PART. THE PART IS THE WAGNER PART 71077. ACCORDING TO THE DRIVER SIDE (I COULD NOT READ THE PASSENGER SIDE TO SEE IF IT HAS THE SAME PART NUMBER, OR IF IT IS DIFFERENT FOR RIGHT AND LEFT.) THE WIRE ASSEMBLY, WAS BURNED NEAR THE BASE OF THE WIRES WHERE THEY ENTER THE ASSEMBLY. HAD I NOT BEEN THERE TO PUT OUT THE FIRE, MY CAR WOULD HAVE BURNT TO THE GROUND!!! MY HAND IS RECOVERING AT THIS TIME. *TR UPDATED 09/19/13*LJ THE CONSUMER SOLD THE VEHICLE, A YEAR AGO. UPDATED 09/24/13

01/04/2012
Components: SUSPENSION,SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC,POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/21/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK011X6G******
Summary

MY FORD STARTED JERKING BACKWARDS WHEN I PUT REVERSE OR LUNGING FORWARD WHEN I START DRIVING FORWARDS. THIS HAPPENED TWICE, ONCE IN THE JEKYLL ISLAND WHEN WE WERE ON VACATION (ALL THREE DAYS) IN JULY 2011 AND ALSO WHEN RECENTLY LIKE THREE MONTHS AGO, OCT 2011. I FIRST NOTICED WHEN I WAS BACKING OUT FROM A HOTEL PARKING LOT. I THOUGHT I AM GOING TO IT THE OTHER CARS. ALSO, I CHANGED THE BRAKES TWICE, ONCE FROM THE DEALER AND ONCE FROM THE AUTO MECHANIC. MY MILEAGE SO FAR IS 50K AND THIS IS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. I CONSTANTLY FACE BRAKE PROBLEMS IN THIS VEHICLE. AND ALSO OTHER PROBLEMS.(LIKE FRONT AXLE) COULD SOMEONE DO SOMETHING ABOUT THESE PROBLEMS, PLEASE!!! *TR

01/03/2012
Components: TIRES
Incident Date: 12/13/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

CPSC#I11C0348A. 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. CONSUMER STATED THAT THE CAR HAD A FLAT TIRE. ALSO STATED ON THE WAY GOING HOME THE CHECK BREAK LIGHT CAME ON AND THE SPEEDOMETER STOPPED WORKING. ALSO THE CAR MADE A GRINGIND NOISE AND SHUT DOWN. *LN

12/31/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,POWER TRAIN,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 12/09/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK04166G******
Summary

VEHICLE SURGES WHEN IDLING OR GOING SLOW. ACCELERATES AT TIMES LIKE PARKING OR MOVING THROUGH PARKING LOTS OR WHEN STOPPED AT STOPLIGHTS. *KB

12/27/2011
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE,POWER TRAIN,ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/10/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02146G******
Summary

MY CAR BEGAN HAVING PROBLEMS LUNGING FORWARD WHILE I WAS STOPPED AT A SCHOOL ZONE CROSS-WALK WAITING FOR CHILDREN TO CROSS. IT LUNGED FORWARD AND STOPPED JUST INCHES FROM HITTING 4 CHILDREN. IT TERRIFIED ME!!!! IT HAPPENED SEVERAL TIMES THAT DAY AND THE NEXT DAY UNTIL I COULD GET IT IN THE SHOP. I WAS TOLD IT NEEDED THE THROTTLE BODY REPLACED BY THE FORD MECHANICS BUT LUCKILY I GOT BY WITH JUST A THROTTLE BODY CLEANING. THE CAR NO LONGER LUNGES FORWARD. ABOUT THE SAME TIME, THE CAR HAD PROBLEMS FEELING LIKE IT WOULDN'T GET PAST 2ND GEAR AND IT WOULDN'T ACCELERATE. I STILL DON'T KNOW WHAT CAUSED THIS. A FEW MONTHS LATER THE CAR STARTED MAKING A STRANGE CLICKING NOISE THAT WOULD GET FASTER WHEN I WOULD ACCELERATE THEN SLOWER WHEN I WOULD BRAKE. IT QUIT MAKING THE NOISE BY THE TIME I COULD TAKE IT TO GET IT LOOKED AT A FEW DAYS LATER. THE AIR CONDITIONER WON'T GET COLD UNLESS THE CAR IS IN MOTION. THE HEATER DOES THE SAME THING. IT ONLY SEEMS TO HAPPEN ON EXTREME TEMPERATURE DAYS. THEN SPONTANEOUSLY, BOTH THESE PROBLEMS SEEMED TO FIX THEMSELVES. JUST THIS WEEK, MY CAR BACKFIRED 2 TIMES, THEN THE NEXT MORNING WHEN I STARTED IT, IT SMELLED HORRIBLE! I TURNED IT OFF IMMEDIATELY, THEN THE NEXT DAY, IT WOULDN'T START. TOOK IT TO MY FORD MECHANIC, AND HE SAID EVERYTHING CHECKED OUT OK. HE NOW THINKS THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE COMPUTER SYSTEM. EVERYTHING I HAVE READ ON THE INTERNET SUGGESTS THAT THESE HAVE BEEN HUGE PROBLEMS FOR MANY FORD FREESTYLE OWNERS. AND YET NO RECALL? COME ON FORD!! YOU HAVE LOST MANY LOYAL CUSTOMERS OVER THIS!! PLEASE HELP ALL OF US TO GET A RECALL ISSUED FOR THIS CAR!! I AM A SINGLE MOTHER OF THREE CHILDREN, AND IF I GET STRANDED, I, LIKE MANY PEOPLE, HAVE NOBODY TO CALL AND NO WAY TO PAY IF I GET STRANDED. PLEASE HELP BEFORE SOMEONE GETS SERIOUSLY INJURED OR EVEN KILLED. MANY OTHER PROBS BUT NO ROOM TO LIST. *TR

12/26/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK011X6G******
Summary

VEHICLE LUNGES RANDOMLY WHEN I AM BACKING UP AND OCCASIONALLY WHEN I AM GOING FORWARD. IT HAS BEEN DOING IT FOR A WHILE. I HAD TO PUT BOTH FEET ON THE BRAKE PEDAL TO KEEP IT FROM HITTING A POLE. TOOK IT TO THE DEALERSHIP AND THEY DIAGNOSED IT AS BEING THE THROTTLE BODY. UPON DOING RESEARCH, I SAW THAT IT HAS BEEN A PROBLEM WITH SEVERAL VEHICLE OF THE SAME MAKE. AS FOR A DATE WHEN THIS OCCURS, IT IS LIKE I STATED BEFORE IT IS RANDOM AND HAS BEEN DOING IT FOR A WHILE AND MORE FREQUENTLY. *TR

12/23/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 12/20/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02116G******
Summary

WHILE ACCELERATING FROM A STOP THE CHAIN-DRIVEN CVT FAILED. ACCORDING TO 2 TECHNICIANS THAT I SPOKE WITH THE UNIT REQUIRES REPLACEMENT DUE TO INTERNAL DAMAGE, AT A COST OF APPROXIMATELY $6,400. UPON DOING RESEARCH ON THE MAKE/MODEL/TRANSMISSION IT APPEARS THIS IS NOT AN UNCOMMON OCCURRENCE. I REALIZE THIS VEHICLE IS BEYOND IT'S WARRANTY, HOWEVER, A 5 YEAR OLD CAR WITH 61K MILES SHOULD NOT REQUIRE A $6K REPAIR UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE BARRING A COLLISION. THE VEHICLE (WITH A FUNCTIONAL TRANSMISSION) IS WORTH APPROXIMATELY $9K AS A TRADE. UNLESS I RECEIVE A SUBSIDY FROM FORD OR A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE, THIS OTHERWISE FUNCTIONAL AND SAFE CAR WILL BE SOLD FOR PARTS/SCRAP. SHAME ON FORD FOR NOT BACKING IT'S PRODUCTS. *TR

12/22/2011
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE,POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 12/20/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK05106G******
Summary

VEHICLE WILL NOT START. DEALERSHIP CLAIMED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY NEEDS TO BE REPLACE ALONG WITH A COMPUTER UPDATE TO A TUNE OF $800+. VARIOUS POSTS HAVE BEEN FOUND ON THE INTERNET REGARDING A KNOWN DEFECT WITH THIS MODEL YEAR'S THROTTLE BODY INCLUDING A "LUNGING ISSUE" CAUSED BY THIS FAILED COMPONENT. I WOULD LIKE THIS ISSUE TO BE INVESTIGATED AND FORD TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE REPLACEMENT AND REMEDY OF THIS DEFECTIVE COMPONENT. *TR

12/21/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 12/08/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK05116G******
Summary

WHEN PULLING OUT OF MY DRIVEWAY THE CAR WOULD NOT ACCELERATE, SEEMED TO NOT HAVE ANY POWER. THEN WHEN PLACING MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE AT A STOP SIGN IT SURGED FORWARD. IT WAS REALLY SCARY AND HAD THERE BEEN TRAFFIC, I WOULD HAVE BEEN HIT BROAD SIDE, AS I FELT I COULDN'T CONTROL THE CAR. THE WRENCH LIGHT CAME ON, AND AS I DROVE MY SON TO SCHOOL, THE CAR CONTINUED TO EITHER HAVE NO POWER OR WAS SURGING FORWARD, I CALLED MY LOCAL DEALER WHERE I HAD JUST HAD THE CVT TRANSMISSION REPLACED IN SEPTEMBER, AND ASKED TO BRING IT IN. THEY DIAGNOSED IT AS A THROTTLE BODY PROBLEM, AND REPLACED IT. I HAD ASKED ABOUT THIS WHEN THE TRANSMISSION WAS REPLACED, AND THEY HAD TOLD ME THEY DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT ANY PROBLEMS. OH PLEASE!!!!!! I'VE ALSO HAD TWO VERY DANGEROUS TIRE BLOW OUTS, AND AFTER SOME RESEARCH SEE THAT UNUSUAL INSIDE TIRE WEAR HAS ALSO BEEN A PROBLEM ON FREESTYLES DUE TO THE SWAY BAR LINKS. NOW TOMORROW.... I AM BACK AT THE DEALER FOR THE ENGINE MOUNT, YET ANOTHER REPEAT PROBLEM THAT NEEDS TO BE RECALLED. PLEASE HELP US GET THESE DANGEROUS CARS RECALLED AND REPAIRED! *TR

12/13/2011
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/11/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02106G******
Summary

I WAS TRANSPORTING MY CHILDREN ON A HOT DAY. WE WERE IDLING WITH THE A/C ON. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT IN MOTION. I HAD MY FOOT PRESSED FIRMLY ON THE BRAKE. THE VEHICLE THEN LUNGED FORWARD SEVERAL FEET. THERE WERE NO IMPACTS OR ACCIDENTS, BUT AS I BEGAN TO ACCELERATE, THE VEHICLE ACTED AS IF IT WAS GOING TO STALL. IT WAS SPUTTERING AND KEPT LUNGING AS IF I HAD REMOVED MY FOOT FROM THE CLUTCH THE CHECK ENGINE / WRENCH LIGHT CAME ON AND THE VEHICLE DIED. I TRIED TO RESTART THE VEHICLE MULTIPLE TIMES, AND IT DID EVENTUALLY TURN BACK ON, BUT THE VEHICLE WAS SLUGGISH AND CONTINUED LUNGING. I BROUGHT THE VEHICLE TO OUR LOCAL FORD DEALER, JACKSON FORD-MERCURY TAG #540, AS IT WAS STILL UNDER WARRANTY. THEY CHECKED THE AIR CONDITIONER AND FOUND NOTHING WRONG. I TOOK THE VEHICLE BACK TO THE SAME DEALER A SHORT TIME LATER FOR THE SAME PROBLEM AND AGAIN THEY COULD FIND NO PROBLEMS. AS THE SEASON CHANGED, THE PROBLEM CLEARED UP. WE WERE NO LONGER USING THE A/C. THE FOLLOWING SUMMER, SAME CONDITIONS, SAME PROBLEM. I TOOK IT TO A DIFFERENT FORD DEALERSHIP BIG VALLEY LINCOLN FORD MERCURY RO # 625097 AND EXPLAINED THE PROBLEM AND PROVIDED THE REPAIR TAG NUMBER. AFTER PERFORMING A MULT-IPOINT INSPECTION, NOT ONCE, BUT TWICE, AND A DIAGNOSTIC HVAC SYSTEM CHECK, THEY ALSO COULD FIND NO PROBLEM TO REPAIR. CONCERNED THAT OUR WARRANTY WAS GETTING READY TO EXPIRE, WE ASKED THEM TO DOCUMENT THE INCIDENT. WE'VE TAKEN THE VEHICLE TO MANY LOCAL MECHANICS AS WELL. I AM UNSURE OF WHICH PARTS ARE ACTUALLY FAULTY BECAUSE THE VEHICLE HAS NEVER BEEN ABLE TO BE DIAGNOSED. WE DON'T UTILIZE THE A/C BECAUSE IT CAUSES THE VEHICLE TO STALL AND FAILS TO COOL THE AIR PROPERLY ANYWAY. I BELIEVE MY VEHICLE IS ENCOUNTERING THE SAME DEFECT AS MANY OF THE OTHERS DESCRIBED UP HERE AND I THINK THAT FORD SHOULD REPAIR THE DEFECT, AS I AND MANY OTHER CONSUMERS PURCHASED THESE VEHICLES IN GOOD FAITH.

12/08/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/01/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK05186G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD SURGE ABNORMALLY WHILE THE BRAKE WAS DEPRESSED. THE FAILURE RECURRED WHETHER THE VEHICLE WAS IN DRIVE OR REVERSE, WITH THE AIR CONDITIONER ACTIVATED. IN ADDITION, THE VEHICLE WOULD OFTEN STALL WITHOUT WARNING. NEITHER THE DEALER NOR THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE, NOR WAS THE VEHICLE DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 131,457 AND THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 110,000.

12/07/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 12/07/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02146G******
Summary

THIS INCIDENT ACTUALLY STARTED HAPPENING IN 2006 NOT TOO LONG AFTER I HAD BOUGHT THE VEHICLE; HOWEVER IT DID IT ONLY ONCE OR TWICE, OR MAYBE NOT EVEN SO MUCH THAT I NOTICED IT; HOWEVER IN THE PAST YEAR AND A 1/2 I HAVE BEEN EXPERIENCING THE CAR LUNGING FORWARD OR BACKWARD. IT ALWAYS SEEMS TO DO IT WHEN PULLING IN OR BACKING OUT OF A PARKING LOT OR THE DRIVEWAY. I HAVE NOTICED THAT IT SEEMS TO OCCUR WHEN THE AC UNIT IS ON. TURN THE AC UNIT OFF AND IT DOESN'T DO THIS. I FIND THIS VERY DISTURBING BECAUSE EVEN WITH FOOT ON BRAKES THE CAR DOESN'T WANT TO STOP, IT WANTS TO PROCEED. FORTUNATELY FOR US IT HASN'T RESULTED IN ANY KIND OF COLLISION. I FEEL IT IS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE SOMETHING BAD HAPPENS. PLEASE INVESTIGATE AND ISSUE RECALL. I UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS A THROTTLE BODY ISSUE WHICH COSTS A LOT OF MONEY AND THIS IS THE ONLY FAMILY CAR WE HAVE. I CAN'T AFFORD TO PAY TO HAVE THIS FIXED. STRUGGLING AS IT IS AFTER 2 JOB LOSSES IN 3 YEARS TIME. PLEASE HELP! *TR

12/07/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/08/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK011X6G******
Summary

THE CAR LUNGES. EXAMPLE: PULLING INTO A PARKING SPACE AND ALMOST HITTING A PARKED CAR, SLOW DOWN TO TO LET SOMEONE CROSS IN FRONT OF YOU IN A PARKING LOT AND THE CAR LUNGES ALMOST HITTING THEM, IN REVERSE OR DRIVE, MAKES NO DIFFERENCE. *TR

12/06/2011
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE,POWER TRAIN,UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 06/06/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01186G******
Summary

I DRIVE A 2006 FREESTYLE. JUST WEEKS AFTER BUYING IT FROM USED DEALER THE VEHICLE STARTED LUNGING WHEN I WOULD ATTEMPT TO STOP OR BE AT A SLOW PACE. EXAMPLE BEING IN PARKING LOT AND TRYING TO PARK IT WOULD LUNG FROM ABOUT 1000 RPM TO 4000-5000 RPMS. THIS WOULD THROW MY CAR FORWARD. I DID TAP A CAR THAT DAY BUT NO BODY DAMAGE. ALSO THE CAR WILL BE DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD AND THE WRENCH COMES ON AND MOTOR SHUTS DOWN. THERE IS NO WARNING AND HAS BEEN VERY SCARY WHEN MERGING INTO 75MPH TRAFFIC WITH NO WHERE TO GO. ON THE 6TH OF JUNE 2011 THE THROTTLE BODY WAS REPLACED. HOWEVER WITHIN THE 30 DAYS ALL SYMPTOMS WERE OCCURRING AGAIN. I HAD THE COMPRESSOR GO OUT WHICH COST $1000 TO REPLACE. ON 12/02/11 I TOOK THE VEHICLE BACK TO THE SHOP, THEY RAN CODES AND FOUND IT WAS THE TRANSMISSION. I HAVE MANY ACCOUNTS OF THE LUNGING AND THE WRENCH SHUT DOWN ISSUE. IT HAS BECOME VERY REGULAR AND MAKES MY CAR VERY UNRELIABLE.

11/29/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 09/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK03106G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING UP AN INCLINE WITH THE CRUISE CONTROL SET AT 70 MPH. THE CONTACT APPLIED THE BRAKES TO DISENGAGE THE CRUISE CONTROL FUNCTION BUT THE ENGINE RPMS CONTINUED TO INCREASE AND THE VEHICLE DID NOT RESPOND. THE ENGINE HAD TO BE SHUT TO CORRECT THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE WAS EXPERIENCED SEVERAL TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER TO HAVE A DIAGNOSTIC PERFORMED NOR REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 80,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 82,000. UPDATED 03/23/12*LJ UPDATED 04/09/12

11/29/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/17/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK02146G******
Summary

I FIRST NOTICED OUR 2006 FORD FREESTYLE STARTED LUNGING FORWARD WHEN I WOULD BE IN LINE AT THE DRIVE UP WINDOW AT A RESTAURANT OR THE BANK, NUMEROUS TIMES, ALMOST HITTING THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME. ALSO, WHEN SLOWING DOWN TO ENTER THE GARAGE OR A PARKING SPACE AND WHEN BACKING OUT OF THE GARAGE. IT SEEMED TO BE WORSE WHEN THE AIR CONDITIONING WAS ON. I FINALLY TOOK IT TO THE FORD DEALERSHIP WHO CHARGED $125.00 FOR THE DIAGNOSTIC TO TELL ME IT WAS THE THROTTLE BODY. THEIR ESTIMATE WAS ALMOST $800. I HAD MY OWN MECHANIC FIX IT FOR AROUND $600 AND HAVE HAD NO PROBLEMS SINCE. I AM HOPING YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS AS I WAS VERY CONCERNED ABOUT IT LUNGING FORWARD AND HITTING SOMEONE. *KB

11/28/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 01/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK04176G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY ACCELERATED WHILE THE GEAR WAS PLACED IN REVERSE. THE VEHICLE ALSO ACCELERATED WHILE IN DRIVE WITH THE BRAKES DEPRESSED. THE DEALER ADVISED THE CONTACT THAT THERE WERE NO RECALLS FOR THE VEHICLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE BUT OFFERED NO ASSISTANCE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 60,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 75,000. UPDATED 01/03/12*LJ THE CONSUMER STATED THE SUDDEN ACCELERATION ONLY HAPPENED WHEN THE ENGINE WAS COLD. UPDATED 01/04/12

11/21/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 11/18/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK03186G******
Summary

VEHICLE WOULD SURGE WHILE PARKED IN REVERSE OR FORWARD. WITH THE FOOT ON THE BRAKE VEHICLE WOULD ACTUALLY LURCH IN MOVEMENT SEVERAL FEET. ONE TIME ALMOST HITTING A PEDESTRIAN. THE TRANSMISSION FAILED DUE TO A FAILED INLET SHAFT BEARING WHICH WAS CAUSED BY INCORRECT MACHINING OF THE INLET SHAFT. *TR

11/15/2011
Components: SEAT BELTS
Incident Date: 10/10/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02186G******
Summary

WHEN MY WIFE ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION, SHE COULD NOT RELEASE HER SEATBELT. THIS WAS THE DRIVER SIDE SEATBELT LATCH MECHANISM THAT HAD FAILED. SHE WAS ABLE TO FINALLY WORK HER WAY OUT FROM UNDER THE SEATBELT BY GETTING SOME EXTRA SLACK IN THE BELT. WE FINALLY WERE ABLE TO GET THE MECHANISM TO RELEASE. I TOOK IT TO THE LOCAL FORD DEALER AND WITHOUT THINKING, I PUT THE SEATBELT ON. WHEN I ARRIVED AT THE DEALER, I WAS UNABLE TO RELEASE THE SEATBELT! I HONKED THE HORN UNTIL THE SERVICE MANAGER CAME OUT TO SEE WHAT ALL THE NOISE WAS. THE SERVICE MANAGER WAS FINALLY ABLE TO GET THE BELT RELEASED. THEY HAD NEVER HEARD OF THIS PROBLEM. WE ORDERED A NEW LATCHING MECHANISM ($ 195.00 /W/ LABOR) MY EXTENDED WARRANTY WOULD NOT COVER IT BECAUSE IT IS A SAFETY ITEM. THIS WAS THE LATCH MECHANISM END THAT THE BELT CLICKS INTO. VEHICLE HAS 55,000 MILES. IT WAS MOST CERTAINLY A SAFETY DEFECT! *TR

11/14/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,POWER TRAIN,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 07/13/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK04136G******
Summary

THE CAR WHEN YOUR AT A STOP OR LOW SPEED, IN DRIVE OR REVERSE THE CAR WILL TRY TO LURCH. WHEN DRIVING DOWN THE HIGHWAY IT'S FINE BUT WHEN YOU COME TO A STOP THE WRENCH LIGHT COMES ON. A COUPLE OF TIMES THE CAR WOULDN'T GO RIGHT AWAY BUT EVENTUALLY IT WOULD SOMETIMES AFTER TURNING THE CAR OFF AND BACK ON AGAIN THE WRENCH WOULD BE GONE AND WOULD BE ABLE TO GO. SOUNDS LIKE SOMETIMES THE CAR ISN'T SHIFTING RIGHT.THE LURCHING IS REALLY NOTICEABLE WHEN THE A/C IS ON. CAN'T HAVE THE A/C ON WHEN AT A STOP OR IT WILL LURCH. *TR

11/14/2011
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 05/28/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06176G******
Summary

THREE TIMES I HAVE EXPERIENCED LUNGING IN MY CAR WHEN SHIFTING FROM PARK TO DRIVE OR REVERSE. MY FOOT IS ON THE BRAKE AND NOT ON THE GAS PEDAL. MY THEN HAD TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS, NOT SHIFTING FROM FIRST GEAR REGARDLESS OF SPEED OR RPM. AFTER HAVING THE COMPUTER CODES CHECKED THERE WAS AN ERROR WITH THE TRANSMISSION, THE TECH RESET THE COMPUTER CODES AND THE CAR TEMPORARILY RAN FINE. THEN THE PROBLEM RETURNED AND PERSISTS. AFTER RESEARCHING THIS PROBLEM I DISCOVERED THAT IT IS NOT SOMETHING LIMITED TO THE TRANSMISSION BUT SEEMS TO INCLUDE THE THROTTLE BODY AND THE AIR CONDITIONER AS WELL. *TR

11/06/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/04/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01176G******
Summary

I HAVE A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. MONTHS BEFORE I WENT TO 2 FORD DEALERS ABOUT A PROBLEM OF THE CAR SURGING AT STOP LIGHTS AND ALSO WHEN I TOOK MY FOOT OFF THE BRAKE AT STOP SIGNS. THE THIRD DEALER IN AUGUST THAT I HAD WENT TO STATED THE THROTTLE BODY HAD TO BE REPLACED, MY EXTENDED WARRANTY HAD JUST EXPIRED IN APRIL OF 2011. THE CAR HAD JUST TURNED 60,000 MILES. THEY WOULD NOT COVER IT UNDER THE WARRANTY. THERE WAS A RECALL ON THE SURGING PROBLEM BUT THIS CAR DEALER SAID IT DID NOT FIT MY VIN NUMBER. I WANT TO PUT ON THE RECORD THAT MY CAR AND VIN FIT THE RECALL AND COULD HAVE BEEN TAKEN CARE OF UNDER WARRANTY BUT THE FIRST TWO DEALERS IN THE JACKSONVILLE AREA IGNORED THE MATTER. I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER FORD VEHICLE AND I HAVE BEEN FAITHFULLY RIDING IN THEM FOR YEARS. I HOPE THIS HELPS OTHERS TO BE ADAMANT AND TO HAVE THEIR VEHICLE CHECKED FOR THE THROTTLE BODY PROBLEM AS MAYBE A SOLUTION FOR THEIR CAR SURGING AT STOP SIGNS . I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED IN THE AMERICAN FORD DEALERSHIP. I HOPE NO ONE HAS THE CLOSE CALLS OF HITTING THE VEHICLE IN FRONT OF THEM DUE TO THIS CAR SURGING FORWARD PROBLEM AS I HAVE. *TR

11/03/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 09/01/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE SURGED FORWARD ABNORMALLY WHILE SITTING AT A COMPLETE STOP WITH THE BRAKES DEPRESSED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE THEY ADVISED HER THAT THE THROTTLE BODY FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AND THEY OFFERED NO ASSISTANCE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 85,000. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE.

11/01/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 10/17/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK03126G******
Summary

2006 FORD FREESTYLE WITH 69,000 MILES, WHILE PUTTING IN FORWARD OR REVERSE VEHICLE WOULD LURCH AND RPM'S WOULD RISE TO AROUND 3500 FORD STATES IT'S AN THROTTLE BODY MODULE PROBLEM.. REPLACED THROTTLE BODY MODULE AND NOW VEHICLE WILL NOT GO INTO GEAR. DEALERSHIP NOW STATES ITS A TRANSMISSION PROBLEM. MANY REPORTED PROBLEMS WITH THE FREESTYLE FOR EXACT PROBLEM. THIS IS A SAFETY PROBLEM AND A RECALL SHOULD BE ISSUED. *TR

10/31/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/02/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK05136G******
Summary

VEHICLE LUNGES AND ENGINE REVS UP AT LOW SPEEDS WHEN STOPPING AND AT STOPPED. THIS SEEMED TO HAPPEN AT LOW RPM AND WHEN THE A/C WAS ON AND CYCLING. ALSO NOTICE THIS AT TIMES WHEN STOPPED AND THE STEERING WHEEL WAS TURNED, AND WHEN BACKING UP. *TR

10/27/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 05/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK06186G******
Summary

VEHICLE HAS BEEN LUNGING WHEN PUT INTO DRIVE FROM PARK, AND WHEN PUT INTO REVERSE FROM PARK. KINDA SCARY ACTUALLY! THIS SUMMER, IT GOT SEVERE DURING THE HEAT WAVE WHILE USING THE A/C; VEHICLE WOULD LUNGE THEN STALL OUT. CALLED THE LOCAL DEALERSHIP TO COMPLAIN, AND WAS TOLD THE CAR HAS TOO MANY MILES ON IT. CALLED THE FORD NATIONAL COMPLANT LINE TO REPORT SAME; WAS TOLD "IT HAS NOT BEEN A REPORTED PROBLEM". WHEN I SEARCHED THE PROBLEM ON LINE, I FOUND THAT TO BE A FALSE STATEMENT. *TT

10/26/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 07/02/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01126G******
Summary

MULTIPLE INCIDENTS OF ENGINE SURGING WHEN PUTTING IN GEAR OR IDLING AT A STOP. SOMETIMES THIS CAUSES THE ENGINE TO STALL. WAS TOLD IT WAS THE THROTTLE-BODY GETTING STUCK. *TT

10/23/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 10/07/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK03176G******
Summary

CAR WRENCH INDICATOR LIGHT WENT ON AND COULD NO LONGER ACCELERATE ON MAJOR RAMP. HAD TO COMPLETELY SHUT DOWN CAR ON MAJOR ROADWAY AND RESTART IN ORDER TO MOVE. TOOK TO DEALER AND REPLACED THROTTLE BODY ($1100). CAR SURGING WITHOUT WARNING. DID SAME THING ON MAJOR HIGHWAY 2 DAYS LATER. FORD MISDIAGNOSED AND NOW REPLACING 5 YEAR OLD TRANSMISSION ON 68K MILE CAR FOR $5000. *TR

10/19/2011
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Incident Date: 04/16/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK021X6G******
Summary

PREMATURELY WORN REAR BRAKE PADS AND ROTOR DAMAGE. FORD INITIALLY HAD A RECALL ON THE REAR BRAKE PADS DUE TO FAULTY MATERIAL COMPOSITION. SINCE THE PADS WERE REPLACED BY RECALL I HAVE EXPERIENCED A SIMILAR FAILURE ON TWO OTHER OCCASIONS. THE FIRST FAILURE WAS ABOUT 17000 MILES, FOLLOWED BY 33000 MILES AND AT 47000. THE VEHICLE IS CURRENTLY AT 67000 MILES AND THE REAR PADS AND ONE ROTOR HAVE FAILED AGAIN. FRONT BRAKE PADS WHERE REPLACED AS A COURTESY BY THE FORD DEALER AT 47000 AND FRONT ROTORS HAVE NEVER BEEN REPLACED. I SPOKE WITH THE LOCAK FORD DEALERSHIP REGARDING THE PREMATURE WEAR AND THEY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT A PROBLEM EXISTS BUT FORD HAS NOT RECALLED OR CORRECTED ANYTHING. AS A RESULT OF THAT CONVERSATION I CONTACTED FORD CUSTOMER CARE AND WAS CONTACTED BY AN INVESTIGATOR TO DISCUSS THE BRAKES AMONG OTHER PROBLEMS. THE INVESTIGATOR DID NOT ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE BRAKE WEAR WAS A PROBLEM AND ONLY STATED THAT IT WAS A WEAR ITEM. WHEN ASKED WHY THE REAR BRAKES FAILED AT A RATE SIGNIFICANTLY FASTER THAN THE FRONT BRAKES THE INVESTIGATOR REFUSED TO COMMENT. *TR

10/19/2011
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 09/12/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01116G******
Summary

ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS WHILE I WAS DRIVING IN ROUTE TO WORK OR THE GROCERY STORE, MY 06 FORD FREESTYLE SEEMED SLOW AND SLUGGISH TO RESPOND AS I WOULD BE WAITING AT A RED LIGHT FOR THE GREEN. WHEN THE LIGHT DID TURN GREEN AND I WOULD PRESS THE GAS PEDAL TO GO, THE CAR WOULD SHUT OFF. A FEW TIMES THERE WERE CLOSE CALLS AS THE CAR BEHIND ME WOULD BE UNAWARE I WAS HAVING TROUBLE AND ALMOST REAR-END ME. WHEN THE CAR WOULD CUT OFF, I WOULD PROCEED TO RESTART THE CAR AND THEN PRESS THE GAS TO GO. THE CAR SEEMED TO RESPOND EXTREMELY SLOW LIKE I WOULD HAVE THE GAS PEDAL PRESSED TO THE FLOOR AND WOULD ONLY BE ABLE TO GO 20 - 25 MPH. ON OTHER OCCASIONS, THE CAR WOULD SEEM TO LURCH FORWARD OR BACKWARD (DEPENDING ON IF I HAD THE CAR IN DRIVE OR REVERSE) THE THROTTLE BODY FAILURE ON MY 2006 FORD FREESTYLE CREATES A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION BECAUSE THE ENGINE WILL ACCELERATE WITHOUT APPLYING THE GAS PEDALAND WILL NO ACCELERATE AT TIMES WHEN THE GAS PEDAL IS PRESSED. AFTER A LITTLE RESEARCH I FOUND THIS TO BE ARECURRING PROBLEM ON 2006, AND 2007 FORD FREESTYLE VEHICLES. FORD IS OR SHOULD BE WELL AWARE THE PROBLE EXIST AND HAS FOR SOME TIME AND HAS DONE NOTHING ABOUT IT , TO ADD INSULT TO INJURY MY CAR HAS BEEN AT THE FORD DEALERSHIP FOR OVER A MONTH BECAUSE THE PARTS NEEDED TO REPAIR IT [ THROTTLEBODY ] IS NOT AVAILIABLE AND NO ONE CAN TELL ME FOR SURE WHEN IT WILL BE PEOPLE AT FORD TELL ME THAT THE COMPANY MAKING THE PART WENT OUT OF BUSSINESS WITHOUT NOTICE, WELL NEEDLESS TO SAY THIS DOES NOT HELP MY SITUATION, I HAVE NOTIFIED MY STATE AND FEDERAL HIGHWAY SAFETY COMMISHNERS OF THE PROBLEM AND I WOULD LIKE TO ASK EVERYONE WITH A SIMILAR PROBLEM TO DO THE SAME. *TR

10/18/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/15/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

THE 2006 FORD FREESTYLE THAT MY WIFE AND I BOUGHT IN WINTER OF 2008, WAS A GREAT CAR FOR THE FIRST YEAR. WE NOTICED AFTER THE FIRST 12-13 MONTHS THAT IT WAS HAVING A SERIOUS ISSUE WITH THE THROTTLE, AS IN... THE CAR WOULD START REVVING WHILE AT IDLE... YOU COULD BE STOPPED AT A STOPLIGHT AND IT WOULD LUNGE SO HARD THAT IT WOULD PUSH ITSELF HALF A CAR LENGTH INTO THE INTERSECTION BEFORE YOU COULD STOP IT. IF IT WERE IN REVERSE IT WOULD LUNGE EVEN HARDER. WE HAD TAKEN IT TO THE DEALERSHIP A COUPLE OF TIMES BUT THE COULD NEVER RECREATE THE ISSUE ACCORDING TO THEM. THEN 1 MONTH OUT OF WARRANTY THEY COULD ALL OF THE SUDDEN RECREATE THE ISSUE AND IT COST US $825 FOR A NEW THROTTLE BODY. WE REPLACED IT, AND WE HAVE KEPT ALL RECEIPTS INCASE OF A RECALL. THE CAR WAS GOOD AGAIN FOR ANOTHER 12 MONTHS, THEN IT STARTS DOING IT AGAIN... AGAIN THE FORD DEALERSHIP CANNOT SEEM TO RECREATE THE ISSUE. THEN TODAY THEY CAN AMAZINGLY ASSESS EVERYTHING AND TELL US THAT WILL COST US $1300+ TO FIX YET ANOTHER THROTTLE CONTROL ISSUE. WHY IS THERE NO RECALL BY THE COMPANY HERE... THERE IS ALREADY A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT IN CALIFORNIA AGAINST FORD FOR 2005-2007 FREESTYLE . MY WIFE IS SCARED TO DEATH TO DRIVE THIS VEHICLE ANYMORE. I KNOW THAT THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF OTHER FREESTYLE OWNERS WITH THE EXACT ISSUE HERE. SOMETHING REALLY NEEDS TO BE DONE TO FIX THIS. *TR

10/15/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 10/08/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK04196G******
Summary

THE CAR WILL SUDDENLY SURGE EVEN WITHOUT MY FOOT ON THE GAS. SOMETIMES EVEN WHEN WE ARE BRAKING. HAS NOT ACTUALLY CAUSED AN ACCIDENT YET BUT WORRIED IT COULD. TOOK IT TO THE FORD DEALER AT ONE POINT (JONES WEST FORD) BUT THEY SAID THEY HAD NEVER HEARD OF SUCH A PROBLEM AND WERE UNABLE TO FIND ANYTHING. THE RESET THE COMPUTER ON THE CAR AND THOUGHT THAT WOULD MAYBE HELP BUT IT STILL CONTINUES TO THIS DAY AND THAT HAS PROBABLY BEEN CLOSE IF NOT MORE THAN 2 YEARS AGO. I HAVE READ THAT PEOPLE HAVE EXPERIENCED THIS SIMILAR TYPE OF PROBLEM ALTHOUGH MY SISTER WHO HAS A 1995 HAS NOT SO IT MUST NOT BE IN EVERY ONE THAT WAS MADE. *TR

10/13/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 07/04/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK03106G******
Summary

ENGINE REVS AND VEHICLE LURCHES WHILE PLACING THE CAR IN REVERSE, EVEN WITH FOOT FIRMLY ON THE BRAKES. APPEARS TO BE WORSE WHEN AIR CONDITIONER IS ON. VEHICLE HAS LOST VIRTUALLY ALL POWER WHILE DRIVING. WHEN THIS HAPPENS, YOU CAN FLOOR THE GAS PEDDLE BUT THE VEHICLE WON'T GO OVER 10-15MPH. PULLING OVER TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD, TURNING VEHICLE OFF, WAITING 15 SECONDS OR SO, THEN RESTARTING, SEEMS TO RESET THE VEHICLE TO A MORE FUNCTIONAL LEVEL. THE VEHICLE ALSO HAS AN EXTENSIVE EXHAUST SMELL AND IT IS CURRENTLY AT THE SHOP FOR A $566 REPAIR FOR THE DIAGNOSTIC EXAM AND THAT DIAGNOSIS INDICATING THAT THE EGR VALVE NEEDS TO BE REPLACED. I CALLED FORD AND THEY DO NOT HAVE A CURRENT RECALL FOR THE EGR VALVE, OR THROTTLE BODY-WHICH SEEMS TO BE A CORRELATED PROBLEM WITHIN THE TWO. *TR

10/12/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 09/28/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02186G******
Summary

GOOD DAY, WHILE DRIVING MY VEHICLE THE VEHICLE STOPPED, PUSHED TO THE SIDE AND TRIED STARTING. IT NEVER FULLY RECOVERED THE SPEED, I WAS ABLE TO MAKE IT DOWN TO THE GAS STATION, WHERE I TALKED TO SOMEONE AND I HAD TO MAKE IT INTO THE DEALERSHIP. EVEN THOUGH THIS IS MY FIRST TIME. THERE HAS BEEN JERKING IN THE PAST, PEDAL STICKING, AND ACCELERATION OF THE VEHICLE. NOW THERE ARE WORK ISSUES AND NO ONE HAS THE MONEY TO BUY ANOTHER CAR, AND FROM SEARCHING THIS SITE AND OTHERS, THERE ARE QUITE A FEW COMPLAINTS. IT WOULD BE WONDERFUL IF THEY WOULD FIX THE PROBLEM, SEEING AS THEY STOPPED MAKING THE CAR AFTER 2006, AND THERE ARE VERY FEW PARTS. THIS VAN HAS SOME ISSUES, AND THE DEALERSHIP I TOOK IT TOO WANTS TO CHARGE ME FOR EXPERIMENTATION ON MY CAR, THROTTLE BODY, AND THEY SAID IF IT WAS NOT THE THROTTLE BODY, THEN IT WAS THE TRANSMISSION. I WANT TO UNDERSTAND THIS BECAUSE I THOUGHT ALL DEALERSHIP ARE SUPPOSE TO BE HONEST AND LET PEOPLE KNOW WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON. THEY DID NOT TELL ME ANY OF THIS AND THEY STILL WANT TO CHARGE ME 8,000 DOLLARS, AND IT IS A RIP-OFF. MORE PEOPLE NEED TO WRITE IN ABOUT THIS VEHICLE AND THE FORD AND THE TRANSPORTATION DIVISION NEEDS TO BE HELD RESPONSIBLE, FOR TAKING GREAT PEOPLES HARD EARNED MONEY, HAVE A GREAT DAY. *KB

10/11/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/08/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06116G******
Summary

VEHICLE SURGES AT LOW SPEEDS. THE PROBLEM IS WORSE WITH THE AIR CONDITIONING ON. *KB

10/09/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/04/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS WHILE I WAS DRIVING IN ROUTE TO WORK OR THE GROCERY STORE, MY 06 FORD FREESTYLE SEEMED SLOW AND SLUGGISH TO RESPOND AS I WOULD BE WAITING AT A RED LIGHT FOR THE GREEN. WHEN THE LIGHT DID TURN GREEN AND I WOULD PRESS THE GAS PEDAL TO GO, THE CAR WOULD SHUT OFF. A FEW TIMES THERE WERE CLOSE CALLS AS THE CAR BEHIND ME WOULD BE UNAWARE I WAS HAVING TROUBLE AND ALMOST REAR-END ME. WHEN THE CAR WOULD CUT OFF, I WOULD PROCEED TO RESTART THE CAR AND THEN PRESS THE GAS TO GO. THE CAR SEEMED TO RESPOND EXTREMELY SLOW LIKE I WOULD HAVE THE GAS PEDAL PRESSED TO THE FLOOR AND WOULD ONLY BE ABLE TO GO 20 - 25 MPH. ON OTHER OCCASIONS, THE CAR WOULD SEEM TO LURCH FORWARD OR BACKWARD (DEPENDING ON IF I HAD THE CAR IN DRIVE OR REVERSE) AS SOON AS I WOULD TAKE MY FOOT OFF THE BRAKE. AFTER THE 3RD OR 4TH TIME THIS HAPPENED, I TOOK THE CAR TO A LOCAL SHOP WHO HAD TO REFER ME TO MY LOCAL FORD DEALER. WHEN I TOOK THE CAR TO BE LOOKED AT, FORD EXPLAINED TO ME THAT THE THROTTLE BODY WAS BAD AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED AS IT WAS CAUSING AN ELECTRICAL COMMUNICATION MISHAP IN THE CAR. SO OVER $900 LATER, THE CAR WAS FIXED. I DID DO MY RESEARCH AND FOUND THAT SEVERAL OTHER 06 FORD FREESTYLES HAD THE EXACT SAME PROBLEM. EVEN THE SERVICE MAN AT THE FORD DEALER WHO FIXED MY CAR SAID THAT HE HAD JUST HAD HIS 06 FREESTYLE REPAIRED FOR THE SAME REASON. THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS AND POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS PROBLEM. WE SHOULD NOT HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL SOMEONE IS SERIOUSLY INJURED OR DIES TO DO SOMETHING TO FIX THE PROBLEM LIKE A RECALL. THERE WERE TIMES WHEN I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO BE REAR-ENDED, IN AN ACCIDENT, OR POSSIBLY DRIVE THROUGH MY HOUSE. A RECALL WOULD BE BEING PROACTIVE INSTEAD OF WAITING TO BE REACTIVE. BEING PROACTIVE SHOWS THAT THE FORD CARES FOR ITS CONSUMERS AND APPRECIATES THEM AS WELL. SAFETY SHOULD BE PRIORITY #1!!! *TR

10/05/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 12/13/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS MY VEHICLE HAS LUNGED WHEN IN A STOPPED POSITION. WHEN BACKING OUT OF A PARKING SPOT, WHILE IN REVERSE, BUT WITH THE BRAKE STILL APPLIED THE CAR HAS LUNGED FEET BACKWARDS AT A FAST RATE AND NEARLY CAUSED ACCIDENTS. THIS IS ALSO TRUE IN REGARDS TO STOPPED AT A LIGHT OR STOP SIGN. WHILE IN DRIVE WITH THE BRAKE PEDDLE DEPRESSED STOPPED BEHIND ANOTHER VEHICLE THE CAR LUNGED FORWARD A COUPLE FEET NEARLY HITTING THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME. I HAVE FOUR CHILDREN AND I FEEL UNSAFE IN MY OWN CAR. I DON'T KNOW WHEN IT IS GOING TO HAPPEN SO I HAVE TO BE PREPARED FOR IT AT ALL TIMES. THANK GOD THAT I HAVEN'T HAD ANY ACCIDENTS WHEN THIS HAPPENS. IT IS SUCH A FAST AND UNEXPECTED MOVEMENT THAT MY CHILDREN WILL SCREAM. THIS NEEDS TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY BEFORE SOMEONE HAS A SERIOUS ACCIDENT. *TR

10/03/2011
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 09/27/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02156G******
Summary

I WAS PARKED WITH CAR RUNNING FOR ABOUT 10 MINS. WHEN I WENT TO BACK UP THE CAR, THE CAR LUNGED BACKWARDS WHILE MY FOOT WAS STILL ENGAGED ON THE BRAKE. CAR STALLED BUT I WAS ABLE TO RE-START CAR. WRENCH AND ENGINE LIGHTS WERE ON. I DROVE THE CAR HOME BUT THE FUEL INJECTION WAS LABORED AND DID NOT ACCELERATE NORMALLY AND WOULD ALSO ACCELERATE UNEXPECTEDLY WHILE SITTING AT TRAFFIC LIGHT. I WAS ABLE TO GET THE CAR HOME, BUT CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WAS STILL LIT AFTER SEVERAL DAYS. *TR

10/03/2011
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/20/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02156G******
Summary

FOR ABOUT 2 MONTHS I HAD BEEN EXPERIENCING SOME MINOR SURGING WHEN CAR WAS PUT INTO REVERSE BUT THOUGHT IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN BAD GAS OR NEEDED A NEW FUEL OR AIR FILTER. FIRST MAJOR INCIDENT WAS IN AUGUST WHEN I STARTED MY CAR AND PUT IN REVERSE TO BACK OUT OF PARKING SPACE. BEFORE I TOOK MY FOOT OFF THE BRAKE, THE CAR ACCELERATED BACKWARDS AND THEN STALLED SUDDENLY. THIS HAPPENED AT LEAST 3 TIMES WHILE I WAS IN THE PARKING LOT BEFORE THE CAR FINALLY BEGAN TO WORK PROPERLY AND I COULD DRIVE IT HOME AGAIN. BOTH WRENCH AND CHECK ENGINE LIGHTS WERE ON. *TR

10/03/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 10/01/2009
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK04186G******
Summary

OUR FREESTYLE HAS A REPEATED TENDENCY TO SURGE FORWARD FROM STOP WITH NO APPLICATION OF THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL. LAST YEAR WHEN WE TOOK IT IN TO THE DEALERSHIP THEY SAID THEY COULD FIND NO PROBLEMS WITH THE CAR. THE PROBLEM HAS SINCE GOTTEN REPEATEDLY WORSE AND WE HAVE SURGED INTO OTHER CARS WHEN TRYING TO LEAVE A PARKING SPACE. THIS PROBLEM IS NOT CONSISTENT, BUT IT OCCURS ON A REGULAR BASIS; SEVERAL TIMES A WEEK. *TR

09/30/2011
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Incident Date: 10/05/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01126G******
Summary

WHILE AT A STOP OR PUTTING THE CAR INTO GEAR, THE CAR WILL SUDDENLY SURGE FORWARD OR BACKWARDS DEPENDING ON PUTTING THE CAR INTO REVERSE OR DRIVE. THIS ALSO WILL OCCUR WHILE SITTING AT A STOP AND GETTING READY TO ACCELERATE. THE PROBLEM HAS BEEN RESEARCHED MANY TIMES, AND I COME BACK TO ONE CONCLUSION A BAD THROTTLE BODY MODULE. WE HAVE BEEN VERY FORTUNATE NOT TO HAVE AN ACCIDENT YET, BUT WE ARE WAITING. THIS IS A FAIRLY REGULAR OCCURRENCE AND I AM LOOKING INTO REPLACING THE PART, BUT I KEEP SEEING POST EVERYWHERE SAYING THIS IS A BACK ORDER ITEM. *TR

09/30/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 09/30/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02136G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE HER FOOT WAS ON THE BRAKE PEDAL AND SHE SHIFTED INTO PARK OR REVERSE THE VEHICLE WOULD LUNGED FORWARD OR BACKWARDS WITHOUT ANY WARNINGS. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 62,000.

09/30/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD SURGE FORWARD AND THE WRENCH INDICATOR LIGHT WOULD ILLUMINATE. ALSO, THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING LIGHT WAS ALSO ILLUMINATED. THE DEALER ADVISED THE CONTACT TO CONTINUE TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE WITH THE FAILURE UNTIL NHTSA ACTION NUMBER: PE11018 WAS INVESTIGATED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED NOR WAS THE VEHICLE REPAIRED. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 67,000 AND THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 60,000. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE.

09/29/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE,POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/01/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06156G******
Summary

VEHICLE IS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE LIMITED ALL WHEEL DRIVE...OFTEN, WHEN IDLING WITH THE TRANSMISSION IN DRIVE AND FOOT ON BRAKE, THE ENGINE RPMS WILL INCREASE WITHOUT PRESSING THE ACCELERATOR AND THE CAR WILL LUNGE FORWARD UNTIL EXTREME PRESSURE IS APPLIED TO THE BRAKE PEDAL. SOMETIMES, ESPECIALLY WHEN IN REVERSE AND THE CAR LUNGES AS DESCRIBED, THE CAR WILL STALL AFTER LUNGING AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WILL COME ON. UPON RESTARTING THE ENGINE, THE CAR WILL RUN, BUT IN A LIMITED CAPACITY WITH THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON. STOPPING THE CAR, TURNING THE CAR OFF, AND THEN RESTARTING THE CAR, CLEARS THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT AND THE CAR WILL OPERATE NORMALLY. THIS SEEMS TO OCCUR MORE OFTEN WHEN AMBIENT TEMPERATURE IS AROUND OR ABOVE 90 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT. SINCE WE PURCHASED THE CAR NEW IN 2006, THIS HAS OCCURRED AT LEAST 50 TIMES. *TT

09/27/2011
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE,POWER TRAIN,UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 09/26/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01116G******
Summary

MY 2006 FORD FREESTYLE IS ABSOLUTELY THE WORST MADE CAR I HAVE EVER OWNED! THROTTLE BODY PROBLEM... 50,000 MILES, CHECK! AC COMPRESSOR GOES BAD.... 60,000 MILES, CHECK! AND NOW BEGINNING AT 79,000 MILES THE CVT TRANSMISSION IS TRASHED! $6000 TO FIX AND YOU CAN'T EVEN GET A NEW ONE! I DROVE IT KNOWING IT WOULD GO BAD ANOTHER 3000+ MILES BECAUSE I WAS DESTINED TO SPEND A LOT OF MONEY EITHER WAY. THE MECHANIC ACTUALLY SUGGESTED I TRADE IT IN WHEN IT BEGAN. WOULD THAT HAVE BEEN FAIR TO WHOMEVER BOUGHT IT? THESE ARE ALL COMMON EARLY MILEAGE PROBLEMS WITH THE FREESTYLES! THERE ARE NUMEROUS POSTS ABOUT OTHER OWNERS WITH THE SAME PROBLEMS, ESPECIALLY THESE THREE AND THERE ARE A COUPLE MORE THAT FORTUNATELY I HAVE DODGED TO THIS POINT. WHAT IS FORD GOING TO DO? JUST LET THOSE OF US WHO BOUGHT FREESTYLES WITH CVT SUFFER. WHAT ABOUT THE FACT THAT YOU STOPPED USING THE CVT TRANSMISSION ON THE TAURUS X? WHY? I THINK WE KNOW BASED ON THE NUMEROUS CVT FAILURES AT SUCH LOW MILEAGE. BUT NOT LOW ENOUGH TO BE COVERED BY WARRANTY. *TT

09/27/2011
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 07/19/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06146G******
Summary

THE CAR LUNGES FORWARD OR BACKWARDS, WHILE HAVING FULL FOOT ON THE BRAKE, WHEN TRYING TO REVERSE FROM PARKING OR IN NEUTRAL. IT HAS STALLED ALSO FROM THIS, BUT MOST DANGEROUS IS THE JUMPING FORWARD OR BACKWARD IN PARKING SITUATIONS!! WHEN IS FORD GOING TO RECOGNIZE THIS AND DO A RECALL? I HAVE 3 CHILDREN AND IT IS OUR ONLY VEHICLE!!!!! *TT

09/27/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD INTERMITTENTLY LUNGE FORWARD AND BACKWARD WHILE DRIVING AT LOW SPEEDS. IN ORDER TO STOP THE FAILURE, THE CONTACT WOULD HAVE TO APPLY EXCESSIVE PRESSURE TO THE BRAKE PEDAL OR SHIFT THE VEHICLE INTO NEUTRAL. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER AND THEY COULD NOT DIAGNOSE THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 65,000. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE.

09/26/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/26/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK03166G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THE VEHICLE LUNGED IN DRIVE AND REVERSE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHO REPLACED THE THROTTLE BODY AT THE OWNERS EXPENSE FOR $700. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 65,344. UPDATED 10/12/11 *BF UPDATED 3/30/12 *CN

09/26/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/10/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01196G******
Summary

MY VEHICLE EXPERIENCES UNEXPECTED MOVEMENT WHEN THE DRIVER'S FOOT IS NOT ON THE ACCELERATOR. THE VEHICLE BRAKES ARE EFFECTIVE IN EITHER PREVENTING OR STOPPING THE MOVEMENT, BUT IN SOME CASES THE VEHICLE HAS MOVED AS MUCH AS 10 FEET IF THE BRAKE IS NOT APPLIED, LIGHTLY APPLIED OR APPLIED LATE. THE MOVEMENT RESULTING FROM THE UNEXPECTED IDLE SPEED INCREASE, OFTEN DESCRIBED AS A "LUNGE," GENERALLY OF BRIEF DURATION. WHAT SHOULD I DO, HOW CAN THIS BE FIXED? *TR

09/24/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/17/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK05166G******
Summary

ONE DAY OUR FORD FREESTYLE DECIDED TO LURCH FORWARD ON IT'S OWN. IT THEN LOST POWER AND HAD SEVERAL MORE SURGES. IT WAS UNDER AN EXTENDED WARRANTY (WHICH I PAID FOR) AT THE TIME AND WAS COVERED. FORD HOWEVER WAS WELL AWARE OF THE PROBLEM AND WE HAD TO WAIT 1 MONTH FOR A REPLACEMENT THROTTLE BODY TO BE MANUFACTURED. WE WERE HOWEVER PAYING FOR INSURANCE ON THE RENTAL OUT OF OUR OWN POCKET. AFTER GETTING THE CAR BACK WE HAVE HAD SEVERAL MORE OF THE SAME TYPE OF INCIDENTS OVER THE PAST YEAR ALL OF WHICH MYSTERIOUSLY WENT AWAY AFTER TURNING THE CAR OFF AND THEN BACK ON AGAIN. TODAY IT HAPPENED AGAIN THIS TIME IT WOULD NOT GO AWAY. I HAD AN EXPERT READ THE TROUBLE CODES FROM THE CARS COMPUTER. THE RESULTS ARE ALL ONCE AGAIN CONTAINED TO THE THROTTLE BODY UNIT. FORD LET ME KNOW THE PART WAS OUT OF WARRANTY AFTER 12,000 MILES AND REPAIRS WILL COST ME AN ADDITIONAL 800 DOLLARS. MY WIFE USES THIS CAR TO GET AROUND WITH MY 7 YEAR OLD AND INFANT BABY. THIS IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM THAT COULD POTENTIALLY END UP WITH A TRAGIC OUTCOME. IT IS UNACCEPTABLE THAT FORD CAN ACT LIKE THIS IS NOT THERE FAULT AND NOT BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE. MY CAR IS BUILT ON THE FORD 500 CHASSIS AND THAT CAR TOO HAS THE SAME ISSUES ALONG WITH A FEW OTHERS. SOMETHING SHOULD BE DONE ABOUT THIS IT IMMEDIATELY BEFORE SOMEONE GETS KILLED IF THEY HAVEN'T BEEN ALREADY. I WILL PAY AGAIN TO HAVE MY CAR FIXED AGAIN ONLY BECAUSE MY FAMILY IS IN DANGER AND I AM BEING FORCED TO. I HAVE RESEARCHED THIS EXTENSIVELY AN KNOW WE ARE NOT ALONE. PLEASE FINISH THIS INVESTIGATION AND HOLD FORD MOTOR COMPANY ACCOUNTABLE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICES IN HELPING KEEP AMERICAN LIVES SAFE! *TR

09/22/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 09/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK03166G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE REVERSING, THE VEHICLE ABNORMALLY ACCELERATED. THE BRAKE WAS DEPRESSED AND THE ENGINE WAS TURNED OFF TO STOP THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHO STATED THEY NEEDED TO REPLACE THE THROTTLE BODY. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE WHO OFFERED NO ASSISTANCE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 60,000.

09/19/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/12/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK05196G******
Summary

UPON STARTING THE CAR AND PUTTING IT IN EITHER REVERSE OR FORWARD, THE ENGINE WOULD RACE AND EITHER LUNGE FORWARD OR BACKWARD. WHILE DRIVING, THE ENGINE WOULD SPUTTER AND STALL. THIS WAS MORE PREVALENT WHEN THE AIR CONDITIONING WAS TURNED ON. ON STARTING THE CAR, I HAD TO PLACE MY FOOT WITH A LOT OF PRESSURE ON THE BRAKE PEDAL TO ENSURE THAT THE CAR DID NOT LUNGE. THIS WAS A VERY DANGEROUS PROBLEM AS I HAVE TWO SMALL CHILDREN IN THE CAR AND THEY COULD BE HURT IF THE CAR STALLED IN HEAVY TRAFFIC AND WAS STRUCK. THE DEALER SAID THAT THIS WAS NOT UNDER WARRANTY AND THAT THEY UNDERSTOOD THE PROBLEM BUT FORD HAS NOT ISSUED A RECALL ON THE PART. IT WAS RATHER EXPENSIVE TO REPLACE THIS PART. I AM URGING THE GOVERNMENT TO ISSUE A RECALL ON THIS PART BEFORE SOMEONE GETS SERIOUSLY HURT OR KILLED. THE PART IN QUESTION IS THE THROTTLE BODY. *KB

09/16/2011
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 08/09/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK04126G******
Summary

CAR LUNGED FORWARD WITH FOOT FIRMLY ON THE BRAKE, THIS ALSO HAPPENED WHEN THE CAR WAS IN REVERSE. THIS LUNGING STOPPED WHEN THE BRAKE WAS APPLIED, THIS HAS HAPPENED SEVERAL TIMES SINCE THEN. *TT

09/15/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/02/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01116G******
Summary

I HAVE NOW HAD THE DIAGNOSTIC RAN AND THE BAD THROTTLE BODY CAME IN. I CONTACTED FORD AND FILED A COMPLAINT AND REQUEST FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE. THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF BLOG ENTRIES WITH THIS SAME ISSUE. IT IS DANGEROUS AND SOME PEOPLE ARE BUYING NEW CARS BECAUSE OF IT. I DO NOT HAVE THIS LUXURY. THE REPAIR IS GOING TO COST AROUND $750.00 WHICH I CANNOT AFFORD EITHER. IF FORD KNOWS ABOUT THIS, AND IT IS CURRENTLY UNDER INVESTIGATION, THEN WHY IS THERE NO RECALL? THIS CAR IS A DANGER ON THE ROADS. WE ARE BEING PUT IN HARMS WAY EVERY DAY, AND NOW TO BOOT WE ARE HAVING TO REPLACE A DEFECTIVE PART THAT OWNERS HAVE HAD ISSUES WITH FOR THE PAST 2 YEARS. THE POSTS I HAVE READ ARE FROM ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY, WITH PEOPLE HAVING THE EXACT SAME ISSUES. WE ARE BEING TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF. PLEASE MAKE THEM DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS. SOUNDS A LOT LIKE TOYOTA. *KB

09/14/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/02/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK02166G******
Summary

WE HAVE A 2006 FREESTYLE AND ARE EXPERIENCING A LUNGING PROBLEM WHEN SITTING IDLE. IT HAPPENS IN REVERSE OR DRIVE. FORTUNATELY, WE HAVE BEEN ALERT AND APPLIED THE BREAKS BEFORE RUNNING IN TO SOMETHING OR SOMEONE. THIS IS NOT A GOOD SITUATION AND IT IS A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE SOMEONE GETS HURT. ONE OTHER THING, WE ONLY HAVE 65,000 MILES ON THE VEHICLE. *KB

09/14/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/15/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK03196G******
Summary

MY 2006 FORD FREESTYLE LURCHES AND SURGES. WHEN PUT INTO GEAR MY FREESTYLE WILL LURCH VIOLENTLY AND WHILE DRIVING IT WILL SURGE POWER. WHILE SITTING AND IN GEAR POWER SURGES AND LURCHES FORWARD FORCING THE DRIVER TO PRESS THE BRAKE HARD TO KEEP THE CAR FROM JUMPING FORWARD. WHILE CRUISING POWER WILL SURGE WITHOUT INPUT FROM THE DRIVER. *KB

09/14/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 09/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK04146G******
Summary

WHEN THE MOTOR IS RUNNING AND I PUT IT IN GEAR EITHER IN REVERSE OR FORWARD THE CAR LUNGES. IT ALSO HAPPENS AT STOP SIGNS OR RED LIGHTS. IF THE CAR IS STOPPED AND I REMOVE MY FOOT FROM THE BRAKE, IT LUNGES. IT WILL STOP IF I HIT THE BRAKE. *KB

09/14/2011
Components: STEERING,ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 09/12/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK011X6G******
Summary

ON 9/12/11 MY 2006 FORD FREESTYLE EXPERIENCED SEVERAL FAILURES. DRIVING THROUGH A PARKING LOT AND MY WRENCH AND EMISSION LIGHTS CAME ON. TOOK TO MECHANIC AND HE DIAGNOSED COMPLETE FAILURE OF TRANSMISSION, AND THAT MY POWER STEERING WAS WHINING AS ANY TURNS WERE MADE. CONTACTED FORD MOTOR AND THE DEALERSHIP AND WAS TOLD THAT WHILE NOT UNCOMMON, THERE WAS NOTHING THEY COULD DO. MY CAR HAS ESSENTIALLY DIED AT 160,000 MILES AS THE COST OF REPAIRS ARE GREATER THAN THE VALUE OF THE CAR. *KB

09/13/2011
Components: SUSPENSION,POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 10/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK051X6G******
Summary

WHEN DRIVING, MY CAR LOSES POWER. SOMETIMES WHEN MOVING SLOWLY, I ENGAGE THE GAS PEDAL AND LOSE POWER. SOMETIMES WHEN I ENGAGE THE GAS TO MOVE FROM A STOPPED POSITION, MY CAR WILL START TO GO AND THEN LOSE POWER. THE CAR DOES NOT SHUT OFF, IT JUST WON'T MOVE, AND THEN SUDDENLY DOES. THE DEALER REPLACED THE THROTTLE BODY, BUT THIS IS STILL HAPPENING. THEY SAID UNLESS THEY CAN GET THE PROBLEM TO HAPPEN WHEN THEY ARE DRIVING IT, THERE IS NOTHING THEY CAN DO TO HELP FURTHER. THIS IS VERY SCARY AND I'M SURE IT'S A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE THERE IS AN ACCIDENT. WHEN I PUT MY CAR IN REVERSE, SOMETIMES IT REVS UP BEFORE ACTUALLY MOVING. I HAVE HAD MANY PROBLEMS WITH THIS VEHICLE, STARTING IN THE 20,000 MILES. BAD WINDOW MOTOR, BAD BRAKES, INTERMITTENT DASH BOARD CLEARANCE, AIR CONDITIONING MECHANISM LEAKING INTO CAR. THE DEALER DID REPLACE THE WINDOW MOTOR, BRAKES AND AIR CONDITIONING PROBLEM, BUT HAD NO EXPLANATION ON THE DASH LIGHTS RESETTING. MY PAINT IS BUBBLING UP ON THE HOOD OF MY CAR. FORD OFFERED TO FIX THIS FOR $850. THE BUBBLING STARTED AT 39,000 MILES. I DID NOT PAY THEM TO FIX THIS, AS I FEEL FORD SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS. WHEN FORD HAD MY CAR LAST, THEY REPLACED A SWAY BAR AND DID NOT TIGHTEN THE NUT, I THEN HAD THE ABS LIGHT COME ON AND THEY REPLACED THE WHEEL SPEED SENSOR AND TIGHTENED THE NUT. MY CAR CLUNKED SO BAD, I FEAR THAT THIS CAUSED ADDITIONAL SUSPENSION PROBLEMS. I'VE ALWAYS HAD NOISE IN THE FRONT END, ESPECIALLY ON A TIGHT TURN. THE GREASED THE FRONT END, BUT THAT DOES NOT FIX THE PROBLEM. TODAY, MY CAR ONLY HAS 45,000 MILES ON IT, BUT UNFORTUNATELY, MY WARRANTY IS UP AND I KNOW THAT ONE DAY WHEN I PUT MY FOOT ON THE GAS PEDAL, IT'S NOT GOING TO MOVE. I WAS TOLD BY A FORD SERVICE REP. THAT THE CVT TRANSMISSION CANNOT BE REPLACED, SO WHEN IT DOES FAIL, I'M OUT OF LUCK, THERE IS NO REPAIR FOR THIS. RECALL PLEASE

09/13/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 09/07/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK04106G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 50 MPH THERE WAS AN INCREASE IN THE RPM READINGS AND THE VEHICLE DECELERATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE TECHNICIAN STATED THE TRANSMISSION HAD TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 51,000.

09/13/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/15/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK05156G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE A STOPPED AT A TRAFFIC STOP WITH THE AIR CONDITIONER ACTIVATED, THE VEHICLE LUNGED FORWARD ABNORMALLY. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTICS OR REPAIRS. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 65,000.

09/12/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 12/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

WHEN I AM IDLE OR JUST DRIVING AROUND LOCAL, THE CAR IS ACCELERATING ON ITS OWN. VERY DANGEROUS. I HAVE ADJUSTED MY DRIVING HABITS AROUND THIS ISSUE, BUT TOOK IT IN THIS MORNING BECAUSE THE CAR WILL NOT START WITHOUT PRESSING THE GAS PEDAL. I HAVE READ ON THE INTERNET THAT THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE THAT ARE HAVING THE SAME ISSUE, BUT FORD HAS NOT ISSUED A RECALL. I CANNOT AFFORD TO MAKE THE REPAIRS THAT OTHERS HAVE DETAILED, AND THEY SAY THAT THE PROBLEM COMES BACK AFTER THE REPAIRS ARE MADE. *TR

09/12/2011
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 08/02/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK04156G******
Summary

I WAS BACKING MY VEHICLE OUT OF A PARKING SPACE WHEN THE ENGINE SUDDENLY STALLED AND A SMALL WRENCH LIGHT APPEARED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL. TWO DAYS LATER, I WAS STOPPED AT AN INTERSECTION WHEN THE CAR BEGAN LURCHING FORWARD, EVEN THOUGH I WAS STOPPED WITH MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE. LATER THAT DAY, IT HAPPENED AGAIN WHILE PARKING IN MY DRIVEWAY. THE CAR LURCHED WHILE IN BOTH DRIVE AND REVERSE. THERE HAD BEEN SEVERAL DAYS OF EXTREMELY HOT, HUMID WEATHER DURING WHICH I HAD BEEN USING THE AIR CONDITIONING IN THE CAR QUITE FREQUENTLY. THE AIR CONDITIONER WAS ON DURING ALL INCIDENTS. I HAVE NOT HAD THIS PROBLEM OCCUR AGAIN AS I HAVE NOT USED THE AIR CONDITIONER SINCE THE LAST INCIDENT.

09/12/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 09/08/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01106G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED WHEN THE AIR CONDITIONER WAS ACTIVATED, THE VEHICLE WOULD STALL WITHOUT WARNING AND SPORADICALLY, THE VEHICLE WOULD LUNGE FORWARD OR BACKWARD ABNORMALLY. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO A DEALER WHERE THE DEALER ADVISED THAT THERE WERE NO FAILURES AND THE OCCURRENCES WERE NORMAL FOR THE PARTICULAR VEHICLE. THE DEALER DID NOT PERFORM A DIAGNOSTIC BUT ADVISED THAT THE ENGINE WOULD PRODUCE GREATER RPMS WHEN THE AIR CONDITIONER WAS ACTIVATED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 63,000.

09/12/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 09/02/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK031X6G******
Summary

I'M HAVING THE SAME PROBLEMS AS I'VE SEEN IN MANY OF THE COMPLAINTS THAT ARE ALREADY POSTED WITHIN YOUR SITE. WHEN YOU PUT THE FORD FREESTYLE IN REVERSE IT WILL LUNGE VERY QUICKLY AND WHEN YOU APPLY THE BRAKES IT WILL STALL OUT. THIS ALSO HAPPENS WHEN ITS IN GEAR AND WORRIES ME SINCE THIS IS THE CAR MY 17 YEAR OLD DRIVES WHILE ATTENDING SCHOOL STATES AWAY. I JUST HAD THE THROTTLE BODY REPLACED WHICH WAS A WASTED $380.00 AS THE CAR STILL LUNGES. CAR IS SITTING IN THE YARD NOT KNOWING WHAT TO DO WITH IT. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT FORD IS DOING ABOUT THIS PROBLEM. IS IT A TRANSMISSION PROBLEM, TORQUE CONVERTER OR ELECTRICAL HARNESS? WHAT'S THE FIX. SEEMS THAT SOMEONE SHOULD KNOW AND FORD NEEDS TO TAKE ACTION BEFORE SOMEONE GETS KILLED. *TR

09/11/2011
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Incident Date: 09/11/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01176G******
Summary

VEHICLE SURGES WHILE IN REVERSE AND WHILE IN DRIVE AT STOP LIGHTS OR WHEN BACKING OUT OF A PARKING SPACE. HAVE CAME CLOSE TO SURGING OUT INTO THE INTERSECTION AND ALMOST SURGED OUT INTO THE PATH OF ANOTHER CAR IN A PARKING LOT. *TR

09/09/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/03/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK05116G******
Summary

WHILE DRIVING DOWN THE FREEWAY WITH MY YOUNG FAMILY. THE CVT STOPPED WORKING. I LOST POWER TO THE GAS PEDDLE. AFTER ABOUT AN HOUR ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD IT BEGAN WORKING AGAIN. IT DOES THIS ALOT NOW. I WAS IN HEAVY TRAFFIC AND WAS VERY LUCKY TO BE A FIREFIGHTER WITH EMERGENCY DRIVING SKILLS. WE COULD HAVE BEEN KILLED. THE VEHICLE ALSO LUNGES FORWARD WHEN MY FOOT IS ON THE BRAKE.I BELIEVE A RECALL IS IN ORDER. *TR

09/09/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/20/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK04166G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE STOPPED AT A TRAFFIC STOP, THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY LUNGED FORWARD WHILE THE BRAKES WERE APPLIED. THE FAILURE RECURRED INTERMITTENTLY AND MOST FREQUENTLY WHEN THE AIR CONDITIONER WAS ACTIVATED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND ADVISED THE CONTACT TO TAKE THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTICS. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER NOR REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 128,000.

09/09/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 07/09/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK02137G******
Summary

THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY LUNGES FORWARD OR BACKWARD DEPENDING WHICH GEAR IT IS IN. THIS HAS HAPPENED SEVERAL TIMES SINCE IT FIRST OCCURRED. *TR

09/08/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/01/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

WHEN GOING FROM PARK TO REVERSE OR REVERSE TO DRIVE THE CAR LUNGES. VERY UNSAFE. IT HAPPENS MORE WHEN IT'S HOT. HAS HAPPENED MULTIPLE TIMES. *TR

09/08/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/01/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02116G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD LUNGE FORWARD WHILE DRIVING AT LOW SPEEDS. THE FAILURE WOULD ALSO OCCUR WHILE DRIVING IN REVERSE AND BOTH FAILURES OCCURRED ON AN INTERMITTENT BASIS. THE VEHICLE WAS EVENTUALLY TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER, WHERE THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY CONTROL WAS DEFECTIVE. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 5 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 89,090.

09/08/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 07/14/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

IT IDLES TO FAST WITH AC ON AND SPEEDS UP YOU GOT HIT BRAKE REAL HARD TO STOP IT THEN WRENCH LIGHT COMES ON IT ONLY HAS 67000 MILES ON IT AND IM NOT THE ONLY ONE THAT IT HAPPENED TO IT NEEDS TO BE RECALLED AS A FAULTY PART IF I HAVE TO PAY FOR IT I WILL NEVER OWN ANOTHER FORD AGAIN [XXX] INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

09/08/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 09/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02196G******
Summary

DURING HOT WEATHER, ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS, MY NEWLY-PURCHASED 2006 FORD FREESTYLE WILL "LUNGE" WILDLY WHEN INITIALLY PLACED IN EITHER REVERSE OR DRIVE, REQUIRING HEAVY APPLICATION OF THE BRAKES TO KEEP IT FROM RUNNING AWAY. THE VEHICLE HAS A "WRENCH" LIGHT (INDICATING A POWERTRAIN OR TRANSMISSION FAULT) AND AN "ENGINE" LIGHT (I.E., CHECK ENGINE) WHICH BOTH COME ON WHEN THIS OCCURS. TYPICALLY TURNING THE IGNITION OFF AND RESTARTING THE CAR WILL TEMPORARILY RESOLVE THE PROBLEM, HOWEVER OCCASIONALLY THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WILL REMAIN ON WHILE DRIVING FOR A DAY OR SO AFTERWARD. THIS BEHAVIOR HAS NOT BEEN EXHIBITING ITSELF SINCE THE WEATHER TURNED COOLER. I DON'T KNOW WHAT DIFFERENCE THAT MAKES, BUT IT DOES SEEM TO MAKE SOME DIFFERENCE. *TR

09/05/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 09/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

VEHICLE WILL LUNGE OR ACCELERATE UNEXPECTEDLY WHILE SITTING IN TRAFFIC, STOP LIGHT OR ANY LOW SPEED. IT WILL HAPPEN IN DRIVE OR REVERSE. ALMOST CAUSED A REAR END COLLISION AT TRAFFIC LIGHT. ENGINE DIED AFTER LUNGING ON ONE OCCASION AFTER I APPLIED BRAKES HARD TO STOP FROM JUMPING INTO TRAFFIC FROM PARKING LOT. *TR

09/04/2011
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/18/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK03126G******
Summary

MY HUSBAND WAS STOPPED AT A RED LIGHT. ALL OF A SUDDEN THE CAR JUST WENT FORWARD THROUGH THE LIGHT, EVEN THOUGH HE WAS HOLDING THE BRAKE PEDAL DOWN. THANKFULLY NO CARS HIT US. WE THOUGHT PERHAPS IT WAS JUST SOMETHING WEIRD THAT HAPPENED. I CONTINUED TO DRIVE IT AND IT HAPPENED TWO MORE TIMES. I CALLED FORD. THEY TOLD ME THAT THERE WAS NO RECALL AND I SHOULD TAKE IT TO A FORD DEALERSHIP TO HAVE IT TESTED. THE DEALERSHIP SAID THAT THEY HAD THIS HAPPEN ON QUITE A FEW OF THEIR CARS, AND THAT EVEN THOUGH THE COMPUTER DIDN'T SHOW ANYTHING, THEY RECOMMENDED THAT WE HAVE A NEW THROTTLE PUT IN THE CAR. WE DID AND PAID $800. TO HAVE IT DONE. WE HAD ALSO TALKED TO A DIFFERENT MECHANIC WHO ALSO CONFIRMED THAT HE HAD QUITE A FEW FORDS COME IN WITH THIS SAME PROBLEM. FORD TOLD US THAT THEY WOULD NOT PAY FOR IT UNLESS THERE WAS A RECALL. THEY CAR WAS NOT SAFE TO DRIVE, THEREFORE WE PAID FOR THE REPAIR. *TR

09/04/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/01/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

FORD FREESTYLE SURGES, MOVING THE VEHICLE WHEN BRAKE IS LIGHTLY HELD. *TR

09/03/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02146G******
Summary

WHEN PARALLEL PARKING, THE CAR SURGED BACKWARD AND I HAD TO STOMP ON THE BRAKE TO PREVENT IT FROM CRASHING INTO THE CAR BEHIND ME. I THEN BEGAN TO PULL FORWARD AND IT ONCE AGAIN LUNGED, THIS TIME I WAS QUICKER ON THE BRAKE AND NOTED THAT THE RPMS SHOT UP MOMENTARILY BEFORE IT SETTLED DOWN AGAIN. THE PROBLEM CONTINUES TO OCCUR, ALWAYS AT LOW SPEEDS, MOST OFTEN WHEN IN REVERSE. IT HAS OCCURRED A FEW TIMES WHEN PULLING FORWARD INTO OUR GARAGE. I AM AFRAID TO PARK NEAR OTHER CARS WARY THAT IT WILL CAUSE A COLLISION. *TR

09/02/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 09/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

2006 FORD FREESTYLE WHILE DRIVING ON HIGHWAY (60+ MPH) ENGINE FEELS AS THOUGH IT IS IN NEUTRAL. PUSH ON GAS PEDAL, RPMS REV UP TO 4K-5K AND CAR DOES NOT ACCELERATE. WRENCH LIGHT ILLUMINATES AND NEED TO PULL CAR OVER TO RESTART IT. CAR WORKS FINE AFTER RESTARTING FOR A BIT, AND THEN WILL ACT UP AGAIN. HAVE READ MULTIPLE REPORTS OF THIS HAPPENING TO SAME VEHICLE SO IT IS CURRENTLY AT THE MECHANIC TO HAVE THE THROTTLE BODY CLEANED TO SEE IF THIS RESOLVES ISSUE. *TR

09/01/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/29/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK021X6G******
Summary

MY AUTO SERVICEMAN FOUND MY THROTTLE BODY TO BE FAULTY. HE MENTIONED A SERVICE REPORT WAS PUBLISHED BY FORD DUE TO THE NUMBER OF FAILURES FORD WAS HAVING WITH THIS PART.

09/01/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01176G******
Summary

THE CAR SURGES WHEN AT LOW SPEEDS, IDLING AND IN REVERSE. WE FIRST NOTICED IT IN REVERSE. THIS IS MORE APPARENT WHEN THE A/C IS ON. WE ARE UNSURE EXACTLY WHEN THIS STARTED TO OCCUR SO THE DATE ABOVE IS A CLOSE GUESS. THE SURGING IS DEFINITELY HAPPENING NOW. IF IT HAPPENS WE HAVE TO STEP VERY FIRMLY ON THE BRAKE BECAUSE THE CAR WANTS TO JUMP FORWARD. WE HAVE ALSO HAD THE WRENCH LIGHT COME ON. WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS STILL UNDER WARRANTY WE HAD IT LOOKED AT BY THE DEALER BUT WE WERE TOLD THAT THEY COULD NOT REPRODUCE THE PROBLEM. I SEARCHED THE INTERNET AND HAVE DISCOVERED THAT OTHERS ARE HAVING THE SAME OR SIMILAR PROBLEM AS I AM.

09/01/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/10/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I HAVE A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CAR HAS BEEN SURGING FORWARD AND BACKWARDS, FOR THE LAST YEAR AND A HALF, WITH OR WITHOUT THE A/C ON. THE FIRST TIME I TOOK IT BACK TO FORD, THEY TOLD ME THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG. NOW, WE TRY NOT TO USE THE A/C AND DRIVE/BRAKE VERY CAUTIOUSLY. *TR

08/31/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE UNEXPECTEDLY ACCELERATED AT RAPID SPEEDS AND THE CONTACT WAS NOT DEPRESSING THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER AND THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED AND THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 60,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 65,000.

08/30/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 02/01/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02156G******
Summary

WE HAVE OWNED OUR 2006 FREESTYLE SINCE AUG. 2007. AFTER 6 MONTHS OF PURCHASING THE VEHICLE, WE NOTICED AN OCCASIONAL UNINTENDED ACCELERATION PROBLEM. THE PROBLEM BECAME MORE FREQUENT OVER THE LAST FEW MONTHS. RECENTLY, MY WIFE WAS TRYING TO PARALLEL PARK WHEN THE FREESTYLE SUDDENLY LURCHED BACKWARD NARROWLY MISSING THE CAR BEHIND OURS. THE CAR STALLED WHEN SHE APPLIED THE BRAKES. SHE RESTARTED THE CAR, AND AGAIN IT LURCHED, THIS TIME DANGEROUSLY CLOSE TO THE CAR IN FRONT OF HER. AGAIN, THE CAR STALLED WHEN SHE APPLIED THE BRAKES. OUR CHILDREN WERE AS FRIGHTENED AS MY WIFE. WE TOOK OUR FREESTYLE IN ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS AND THE CAUSE OF THE ISSUE COULD NOT BE DIAGNOSED EVEN AFTER WE EXPLAINED WHAT HAPPENED. WE TOOK OUR FREESTYLE TO A FORD DEALERSHIP WHO FINALLY DIAGNOSED (WITH ?75% CONFIDENCE?) THE UNINTENDED ACCELERATION STEMMING FROM A DEFECTIVE THROTTLE BODY. THE COST TO REPLACE THE THROTTLE BODY IS NEARLY $1000.00. UPON RESEARCH OF THIS ISSUE WITH FORD FREESTYLES, WE FEEL THAT THE UNINTENDED ACCELERATION PROBLEM IS CAUSE FOR FORD TO RECALL AND REPAIR THESE VEHICLES AT NO COST TO US BEFORE MY FAMILY OR OTHER FREESTYLE OWNERS ARE INJURED OR KILLED. *TR

08/30/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/20/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK05176G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS IN DRIVE WITH THE BRAKE PEDAL DEPRESSED WHEN THE ENGINE EXHIBITED AN ABNORMAL INCREASE IN ENGINE RPMS. THE VEHICLE THEN ABNORMALLY LUNGED FORWARD. THE FAILURE WOULD ALSO OCCUR IN REVERSE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHO REPLACED THE THROTTLE BODY, BUT THE FAILURE PERSISTED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 61,190 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 76,000.

08/30/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/16/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK03116G******
Summary

WE INITIALLY EXPERIENCED SURGING WHILE MANEUVERING IN & OUT OF PARKING SPACES. LATER THE CAR FAILED TO ACCELERATE BEYOND 15-20 MPH WHILE DRIVING DOWN THE STREET. FORD REPLACED THE THROTTLE BODY ON THE DATE ABOVE (6/16/09) AT 53,700 MILES AT A COST OF $780, WHICH SOLVED THE PROBLEM UNTIL RECENTLY. TWO WEEKS AGO (8/15/11) WE BEGAN TO EXPERIENCE THE SURGING AGAIN WHILE MANEUVERING IN & OUT OF PARKING SPACES. WE NOW HAVE 90,000 MILES ON THE CAR. (FORD ALSO REPLACED AN ENGINE MOUNT WHEN THEY REPLACED THE THROTTLE BODY IN 2009 AT A COST OF $428.)

08/29/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/12/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01146G******
Summary

2006 FORD FREESTYLE HAD LURCHING AND TRANSMISSION WANTING TO NOT ENGAGE WHILE DRIVING DOWN OPEN HIGHWAY. *TR

08/29/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/01/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK06186G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE REVERSING FROM A PARKING SPACE, THE VEHICLE LUNGED BACKWARD AND STALLED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER TO HAVE THE FAILURE DIAGNOSED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND REFERRED THE CONTACT TO THE NEAREST DEALER TO HAVE THE VEHICLE INSPECTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 80,000 AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 101,000. UPDATED 11/03/11 *BF UPDATED 11/04/11

08/29/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 08/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK03156G******
Summary

AT STARTUP WHEN I PUT THE VEHICLE INTO FORWARD OR REVERSE GEARS THE ENGINE RACES AND THE VEHICLE LURCHES IN REVERSE OR FORWARD DEPENDING WHICH GEAR IT IS IN. SINCE I HAVE MY FOOT ON THE BREAK WHILE PUTTING IT INTO GEAR I HAVEN'T HAD AN ACCIDENT. ALSO, SEVERAL TIMES WHEN THIS HAPPENED THE SERVICE ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON AND THE VEHICLE HAD VERY LITTLE POWER. AFTER I TURNED THE ENGINE OFF , SAT AWHILE AND TURNED THE ENGINE ON THE SERVICE LIGHT DID NO COME ON UNTIL THIS HAPPENED AGAIN. I HAVE HEARD OF THIS HAPPENING TO OTHERS ,SO, CONSEQUENTLY, I BELIEVE THIS COULD BE A MANUFACTURING DEFECT.

08/28/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK02166G******
Summary

CAR ATTEMPTS TO LUNGE WHILE FOOT IS FIRMLY APPLIED TO THE BRAKE. THIS EVENT SOMETIMES RESULTS IN AN ENGINE STALL FOLLOWED BY THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT COMING ON. IT HAS OCCURRED FREQUENTLY OVER THE LAST 3 MONTHS. MOST OCCURRENCES DO NOT RESULT IN THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT COMING ON. CAR FAILED VEHICLE INSPECTION ON 06/27/11 DUE TO THIS EVENT OCCURRING WHILE THE INSPECTOR WAS TESTING THE BRAKE SYSTEM. I DON'T PLAN TO HAVE THE CAR WORKED ON UNTIL THIS DEFECT INVESTIGATION IS COMPLETE, SO THIS CAR COULD SERVE AS AN EXAMPLE IF NEEDED.

08/28/2011
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 08/26/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06126G******
Summary

OUR 2006 FORD FREESTYLE LOST POWER AND BEGAN TO SURGE IRRATICLY. THE VEHICLE THEN LOST POWER AND WOULD NOT ADVANCE AS IF THE TRANSMISSION HAD GONE OUT. THE WRENCH SYMBOL AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. WE PULLED OVER AND SHUT THE VEHICLE OFF. RESTARTING THE VEHICLE HELPED THE WRENCH LIGHT GO AWAY BUT THE ENGINE LIGHT REMAINED ON. OUR LOCAL DEALERSHIP HAS DIAGNOSED THE PROBLEM AS A FAULTY THROTTLEBODY. THE PART WAS UNAVAILABLE BUT WAS REASSURRED WE COULD STILL DRIVE THE CAR. WE STARTED HOME AND THE PROBLEM RE-OCCURRED. OUR CAR SURGED AND THEN LOST POWER. WE WERE STRANDED ON HWY 95 IN 116 DEGREE HEAT. ONCE WE GOT HOME I STARTED LOOKING AT THE NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS THAT FORD FREESTYLES HAVE RECIEVED ON 2005-2007 MODELS. WE ARE CURRENTLY WAITING ON THE DEALERSHIP TO FIND A REPLACEMENT THROTTLEBODY AND SCHEDULE A REPAIR. THE CAR SEEMS VERY UNSAFE WHEN THIS PROBLEM OCCURS AND FORD RECOMMENDS REPLACING IT WITH THE SAME DEFECTIVE PART. *TT

08/27/2011
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Incident Date: 08/20/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK031X6G******
Summary

CAR LURCHES USUALLY WHEN PUTTING IT INTO DRIVE OR REVERSE. LAST WEEK IT LURCHED INTO ONCOMING TRAFFIC WHILE PULLING OUT OF SONIC DRIVE-IN, THEN IT LOST POWER SCARING THE BEJESUS OUT OF THE WHOLE FAMILY. FORTUNATELY TRAFFIC WAS ABLE TO STOP IN TIME FOR US TO LIMP OUT OF THE WAY. TOOK IT TO A DEALERSHIP THEY SAID THE ELECTRONIC THROTTLE BODY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. GOT TO CHECKING AND IT APPEARS TO BE A RE-OCCURRING THEME WITH THIS CAR. WORRIED IF I SPEND THE $500-$900 TO HAVE IT REPAIRED IT WILL DO IT AGAIN DOWN THE ROAD IN A YEAR OR TWO OR 30,000 MILES. *TT

08/27/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/27/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

MY 2006 FORD FREESTYLE ACCELERATED IN REVERSE WHEN MY FOOT WAS NOT ENGAGING THE GAS PEDAL. IT THEN LURCHED FORWARD BEFORE STALLING OUT. I HAVE COMPLAINED TO THE FORD DEALERSHIP ABOUT UNUSUAL PERFORMANCE ESPECIALLY AT PARKING LOT SPEEDS. THEY ARE NEVER ABLE TO DIAGNOSE A PROBLEM. TODAY, IT LUNGED IN REVERSE WHILE BACKING OUT OF A PARKING SPACE. IT THEN STALLED OUT. I FINALLY GOT IT TO CRANK BACK UP. THEN IT LUNGED FORWARD OUT OF CONTROL APPROXIMATELY 5 TO 10 FEET. I GOT IT TO DRIVE, BUT IT WOULD NOT ACCELERATE WITHOUT HAVING MY FOOT ALL THE WAY DOWN. IT WOULD HARDLY MAKE IT UP A HILL AND THEN LUNGE AT THE TOP OF THE HILL ACTING LIKE IT WAS GOING TO STALL OUT AGAIN. I HAVE LOST ALL CONFIDENCE IN MY CAR AND FEAR FOR THE SAFETY OF MY CHILDREN. *TT

08/27/2011
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Incident Date: 11/10/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02106G******
Summary

CAR WILL INTERMITTENTLY AND SUDDENLY SURGE FORWARD OR BACKWARD WHILE IN 0 SPEED CONDITION SUCH AS DURING PARALLEL PARKING AND MOVING THE SHIFT LEVER FROM D TO R OR R TO D. RPMS INCREASE DURING THE SURGE WITHOUT ANYTHING TOUCHING THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL.IT IS REQUIRED TO SLAM THE BRAKE PEDAL TO KEEP THE CAR FROM HITTING WHATEVER OR WHOEVER IS IN FRONT OR REAR OF THE VEHICLE. VERY SCARY AND DANGEROUS! THIS IS A "POPULAR" PROBLEM WITH 2005-2007 FREESTYLES AND IS NOW KNOWN TO BE CAUSED BY A DEFECTIVE THROTTLE BODY. REPLACEMENT COST IS ANYWHERE FROM $800-$1000 AT A FORD DEALERSHIP. THIS IS CLEARLY A SAFETY ISSUE THAT NEED TO RESULT IN A VEHICLE RECALL FOR REPAIR.

08/26/2011
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 08/22/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

INCIDENTS OF UNEXPECTED VEHICLE MOVEMENT WHEN THE DRIVER'S FOOT IS NOT ON THE ACCELERATOR. *TT

08/26/2011
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 08/25/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

WHILE STOPPED IN TRAFFIC (OUTSIDE TEMPERATURES WERE APPROXIMATELY 98-99 DEGREES F. AIR CONDITIONING WAS RUNNING IN BOTH THE FRONT AND BACK OF THE CAR) WITH THE BRAKE PEDAL PRESSED THE ENGINE REVVED (RPM WENT ABOVE 2) AND LURCHED FORWARD APPROXIMATELY 1 FOOT. APPLIED THE BRAKE PEDAL MORE FORCIFULLY AND APPROXIMATELY 1 MINUTE LATER THE ENGINE REVVED AND THE CAR LURCHED FORWARD AGAIN. THE SECOND TIME PUT ME ALMOST REAR-ENDING THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME. LATER IN THE DAY AS I WAS REVERSING (AGAIN, WITH THE BRAKE PEDAL BEING UTILIZED) THE CAR REVVED AND LURCHED BACKWARD. I AM BEING TOLD THE THROTTLE BODY NEEDS TO BE REPLACED WITH EXPECTED COSTS ROUGHLY $1,000.00. *TT

08/26/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/25/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK01186G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHETHER THE VEHICLE WAS IN DRIVE OR REVERSE, IT WOULD EXHIBIT A LOUD NOISE AND STALL. THE DEALER DIAGNOSED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE BUT DENIED ANY ASSISTANCE WITH REPAIRS. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 98,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 160,000. UPDATED 10/21/11 *BF THE CONSUMER STATED SHE CAN NOT DRIVE OR 25 MPH, AS THE PROBLEMS BECOMES WORSE. UPDATED 11/07/11

08/26/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06166G******
Summary

ENGINE RPM WILL SUDDENLY INCREASE DURING LOW SPEED MANEUVERS SUCH AS PARKING OR BACKING OUT OF DRIVEWAY. THIS SUDDEN CHANGE CAN VARY BETWEEN 500 TO 1000 RPM AND SEEMS MORE PRONOUNCED WHEN THE AIR CONDITIONER IS ON AND THE VEHICLE IS TURNING

08/25/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 11/23/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01186G******
Summary

I OWN A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE AND I HAVE HAD MANY PROBLEMS WITH IT. THE MOST PREVALENT AND FRUSTRATING ISSUES ARE ONES I'VE SEEN MANY COMPLAINTS ABOUT...THE CAR LUNGING FORWARD OR BACKWARD (HAPPENS MORE WHEN A/C HAS BEEN ON), HIGH RPMS WITH PEDAL TO FLOOR AND THE CAR GOING NOWHERE (WRENCH LIGHT COMES ON). THE FIRST TIME THE RPM ISSUE HAPPENED I WAS ON MY WAY UP TO LANCASTER, CA DRIVING UP A VERY STEEP HILL. I HAD MY 2 YEAR OLD SON WITH ME AND THE CAR WOULD BARELY GO. I WAS ABLE TO PUT ON MY HAZARDS AND GET OFF THE FREEWAY AND MADE IT TO A PARK-AND-RIDE. AFTER I SHUT THE CAR OFF FOR AWHILE AND STARTED IT AGAIN IT WAS FINE. THIS HAS HAPPENED QUITE A FEW TIMES SINCE THEN; THE MOST RECENT WAS LAST MONTH (JULY 2011). ALSO, MOSTLY WHEN GETTING ON THE FREEWAY AND HAVING TO ACCELERATE INTO TRAFFIC, THE CAR WILL REV AT A VERY HIGH RPM AND NOT GO DOWN UNLESS I PULL OVER/GET OFF FREEWAY AND TRY THE ACCELERATION A LITTLE SLOWER. IF THE RPMS STAY HIGH IT SOMETIMES CAUSES THE WRENCH LIGHT TO COME ON AND PROBLEM WITH THE PEDAL TO THE FLOOR AND CAR GOING NOWHERE COMES INTO PLAY. I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO HAVE ANY WORK DONE ON THE CAR TO TRY TO RELIEVE THE PROBLEMS DUE TO FINANCIAL ISSUES. I KNOW THAT A LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE HAVE HAD THESE SAME PROBLEMS AND I JUST HOPE THAT SOMETHING CAN BE DONE BEFORE SOMEONE SERIOUSLY GETS HURT. *TR

08/25/2011
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 07/04/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06166G******
Summary

WHEN SLOWING TO ENTER A PARKING SPACE OR ON EXIT FROM A PARKING SPACE THE CAR WOULD SUDDENLY IDLE / REV UP TO A HIGH SPEED RPM AND QUICKLY ACCELERATE FORWARD. THIS WOULD TEND TO OCCUR WHEN YOU ARE MOVING BETWEEN THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL AND THE BRAKE, THE CAR WOULD LURCH FORWARD WITHOUT CONTROL. THIS REQUIRED THE DRIVER TO SLAM ON THE BREAK TO PREVENT THE CAR FROM HITTING ADJACENT CARS, PEDESTRIANS AND CURB. THIS ALSO OCCURS WHEN SLOWING TO A STOP AT CONTROLLED INTERSECTIONS. THE PROBLEM SEEMS TO OCCUR MORE FREQUENTLY WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES AND AT HIGHER ALTITUDES. THE PROBLEM HAS CAUSED THE CAR TO STALL AND TO TRIGGER A COMPUTER FAULT THAT LIMITED THE FUNCTION OF THE TRANSMISSION. TURNING THE CAR OFF AND ON AGAIN CLEARED THE ERROR.

08/25/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/15/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06106G******
Summary

2006 FORD FREESTYLE STRONGLY SURGED/LUNGED A DISTANCE OF 5 FEET FORWARD FROM STOP IMMEDIATELY AFTER PUTTING VEHICLE IN GEAR AND WITH FOOT ON THE BRAKES. IF A PEDESTRIAN OR OTHER VEHICLE HAD BEEN IN FRONT OF THE CAR, WE WOULD HAVE HIT THE PEDESTRIAN OR VEHICLE. THE SAME HAS HAPPENED COUNTLESS TIMES IN BOTH FORWARD AND REVERSE. FORD DEALER IS UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE SPECIFIC CORRECTIVE ACTION NOR HAS FORD MOTOR COMPANY ISSUED A RECALL DESPITE THOUSANDS OF REPORTS ON THE INTERNET OF THIS PROBLEM AND POTENTIAL DANGER AND INJURY. *TR

08/22/2011
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Incident Date: 08/22/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

MY 2006 FORD FREESTYLE SURGES ANYTIME IT IS IN IDLE WITH THE AC ON. IF PLACED IN PARK WITH AC ON IT SURGES ONCE PLACED INTO GEAR. I HAVE WRITTEN FORD AND THEY PASSED THE BUCK TO YOU. THIS HAS OCCURRED MULTIPLE TIMES AND CONTINUES TO OCCUR EVERYTIME I DRIVE FOR MORE THAN 10 MIN. CONSEQUENCES: MULTIPLE TIMES I HAVE COME WITHIN INCHES OF REAR ENDING ANOTHER CAR...ONE TIME IT PUSHED ME INTO ON-COMING TRAFFIC...I AM WAITING FOR YOU ALL TO HOLD FORD ACCOUNTABLE AND MAKE THEM RECALL THE FREESTYLE AS THIS A DEFECT AND THERE IS ALREADY A CLASS ACTION SUIT FILED AGAINST THEM FOR THIS...I WONDER HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO BE SERIOUSLY INJURED OR DIE FOR YOU ALL TO PAY ATTENTION., *TR

08/21/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 02/15/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK031X6G******
Summary

THE CAR LURCHES FORWARD OR REVS UPS WHEN UNDER THESE CONDITIONS: AC IS ON, CAR IS IDLING SUCH AS IN A PARKING LOT, STOP SIGNS OR INTERSECTIONS. THIS HAS BEEN GRADUALLY WORSENING UNTIL I NARROWLY MISSED A PERSON WALKING IN THE PARKING LOT AND TOOK THE CAR IN FOR REPAIRS. THE LOCAL DEALER REPLACED THE THROTTLE BODY. *TR

08/21/2011
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 07/06/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK021X6G******
Summary

WHEN AT A STOP LIGHT OR AT A DRIVE THRU CAR WILL LURCH FORWARD WHEN IN DRIVE. FOOT IS USUALLY ON THE BRAKE PEDAL AT THE TIME, BECAUSE IT HAPPENS WHEN I LET OFF THE BRAKE TO ACCELERATE BUT THE CAR ACCELERATES ON ITS OWN. THE RPMS GO FROM 1 TO 4 WITH NO FOOT ON THE ACCELERATER. AIR CONDITIONING IS ALWAYS ON WHEN IT HAPPENS. IT ALSO HAPPENS IN PARKING LOTS. IT IS ALWAYS WHEN AT A STOP, GETTING READY TO GO. LUCKILY I NOW KNOW WHEN IT WILL HAPPEN AND UNDER WHAT CONDITION AND HAVE NOT HIT ANYONE.

08/20/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 04/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02106G******
Summary

2006 FORD FREESTYLE WITH APPROXIMATELY 80,000 MILES BEGAN VIOLENTLY LURCHING FORWARD FROM A PARKED POSITION WITHOUT THE DRIVER'S FOOT BEING ON THE GAS PEDAL (WAS ACTUALLY ON BRAKE WHICH PREVENTED THE CAR FROM GOING MORE THAN A COUPLE OF FEET FORWARD). THIS WAS A SUDDEN AND POWERFUL LURCH, THAT EVEN THE BRAKE COULD NOT TOTALLY STOP. HAVING AIR CONDITIONING ON EXACERBATED THE PROBLEM. I RESEARCHED THE ISSUE ONLINE AND FOUND MANY FORUMS, COMMENTS AND EVEN A FACEBOOK PAGE WITH FREESTYLE OWNERS EXPERIENCING IDENTICAL PROBLEMS, ALL STEMMING FROM A THROTTLE BODY PROBLEM. WE CLEANED ACCUMULATION OUT FROM FLAP LEADING INTO THROTTLE BODY AND THE PROBLEM WAS RESOLVED FOR A FEW WEEKS. WITHOUT WARNING, THE VEHICLE NOW WILL NOT MOVE AS THERE IS NO RESPONSE WITH FOOT ON ACCELERATOR. THE IDLE REMAINS BELOW 1,000 RPMS AND THE CAR IS SLUGGISH TO THE POINT OF NOT MOVING. FOUND OUT THAT REPLACING THE THROTTLE BODY AT A COST OF SEVERAL HUNDRED DOLLARS IS THE ONLY SOLUTION, BUT EVEN THAT IS NOT A PERMANENT FIX, ACCORDING TO MANY REPORTS ONLINE. THIS IS BECAUSE THE PART IS ONLY MANUFACTURED BY FORD AND THE ITEM WILL CONTINUE TO FAIL. *TR

08/19/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK04166G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING IN REVERSE, THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED AT IDLE SPEEDS UNEXPECTEDLY. THE VEHICLE STOPPED MOVING WHEN THE BRAKES WERE DEPRESSED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER, BUT THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 98,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 100,000.

08/19/2011
Components: SEATS
Incident Date: 02/05/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK05136G******
Summary

THE SEAT LOCKS IN PLACE S O THAT IT CANNOT BE RAISED. THEREFORE, NO ONE CAN SIT IN THE THIRD ROW OF SEATS.

08/18/2011
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Incident Date: 06/29/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06126G******
Summary

WHILE STARTING MY CAR AND ATTEMPTING TO BACK UP, IT STARTED SPUTTERING, WOULDN'T REVERSE, AND THEN THE ENGINE REVED AND IT LURCHED BACKWARDS. I IMMEDIATELY HIT THE BRAKE AND PUT IT IN PARK. THE ENGINE ALTERED BETWEEN SPUTTERING, LUNGING, AND THEN IT REVED ON IT ITS OWN WHILE IN PARK AND WITH NO ACCELERATION. I TURNED OFF THE IGNITION, WAITED A MINUTE, AND STARTED IT AGAIN, THIS TIME WITH NO PROBLEM. ABOUT 2 WEEKS LATER, THE SAME INCIDENT HAPPENED WHILE I WAS TRYING TO PULL FORWARD IN A PARKING LOT BUT THIS TIME THE ENGINE KEPT STALLING. I HAD IT TOWED TO THE AUTO DEALER WHO TRIED RECALIBRATING A COMPUTER SENSOR BUT WARNED THAT IT "MAY BE THE THROTTLE BODY BUT THAT WOULD BE VERY UNUSUAL." AFTER ANOTHER INCIDENT, THE DEALER REPLACED THE THROTTLE BODY (THIS PAST MONDAY) BUT SAME INCIDENT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT, THIS TIME LEAVING US STRANDED IN THE MIDDLE OF A FOUR LANE ROAD. AFTER SEVERAL ATTEMPTS AT TURNING OFF AND THEN TURNING ON THE CAR, WE WERE ABLE TO HOBBLE TO A PARKING LOT WHERE WE TURNED OFF THE CAR AND SAT FOR 5 MINUTES. IT WAS THEN FINE, AND WE DROVE HOME. WE DID NOTICE THAT THE A/C WOULD CUT IN AND OUT ON ITS OWN DURING THE 30 MINUTE TRIP HOME. IT IS THE SHOP AGAIN AS I WRITE THIS.

08/18/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01196G******
Summary

IN 2010, MY 2006 FORD FREESTYLE GEARS FELT LIKE IT WAS STARTING TO SLIP AND A 'WRENCH' LIGHT CAME ON. I WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN SPEED AND HAD TO PULL OFF THE ROAD. AFTER A FEW MOMENTS, I STARTED DOWN THE ROAD AT A LOW GEAR UNTIL I WAS ABLE TO PULL IN TO A GAS STATION. AFTER THE CAR WAS CUT OFF FOR 15 MINUTES OR SO, IT STARTED UP FINE AND THE 'WRENCH' LIGHT CUT OFF. I WOULD DRIVE FOR 4 OR MONTHS BEFORE IT DID IT AGAIN BUT ANYTIME THE SPEED CONTROL WAS SET, IT WILL START AGAIN. I WOULD CUT THE CAR OFF AND THE LIGHT WOULD BE GONE. THOUGHT IT WAS A SENSOR. HOWEVER, THIS PAST WEEK, THE CAR HAS STARTED LURCHING FORWARD WHILE MY BRAKES ARE APPLIED. IT WILL DO IT FORWARD OR WHILE BACKING UP AND THE 'WRENCH' LIGHT WILL CUT ON AND THE CAR WILL STALL OUT. I MUST KEEP MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE WHEN BACKING UP OR GOING FORWARD FROM A STOP POSITION BECAUSE THE CAR COULD ACCELERATE AT ANY TIME. RECENTLY, THE ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON WHEN THE WRENCH LIGHT CAME ON. AFTER 1 AND HALF DAYS THE ENGINE LIGHT HAS GONE OFF BUT THE CAR IS STILL JUMPING. AS OF YET, NO REPAIR WORK HAS BEEN DONE. BEFORE TAKING TO THE DEALERSHIP, I DECIDED TO CHECKED FOR ANY RECALLS AND SAW THAT THERE WAS AN OPEN CASE ON THIS MODEL WITH MANY COMPLAINTS FOR THE SAME THING.

08/18/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/07/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01176G******
Summary

I EXPERIENCED AN UNEXPECTED MOVEMENT OF THE VEHICLE WHEN I WASN'T PUSHING THE ACCELERATOR EITHER MOVING FORWARD OR BACKWARDS. AN INCREASE IN THE RPMS IS EVIDENT IN BOTH BUT WORSE IN REVERSE. WHEN STOPPING AT THE LIGHT AND GEAR IS IN "D", AFTER A FULL STOP, THE ENGINE INCREASES THE RPMS. WHEN YOU RELEASE THE BRAKES TO START MOVING AGAIN, THE CAR ABRUPTLY MOVES WITHOUT PUSHING THE ACCELERATOR. IN REVERSE, WITH BRAKES LIGHTLY APPLIED, THE ENGINE INCREASES THE RPMS MORE DRAMATICALLY THAN IN FORWARD. IT IS EVEN WORSE IF YOU TURN THE STEERING WHEEL, IN MY CASE, TO THE LEFT. YOU HAVE TO APPLY FIRMLY THE BRAKES TO STOP THE CAR FROM MOVING WITHOUT CONTROL BUT THE RPMS STILL RUNNING HIGH. ONE OF THE TIMES, EVEN WHEN APPLYING FIRMLY THE BRAKES, THE CAR STILL MOVED UP TO THE POINT THAT IT SHUT DOWN THE ENGINE. THAT HAPPENED IN A PARKING LOT AND ALMOST HIT ANOTHER CAR. THAT'S WHEN I DECIDED TO TAKE IT TO THE DEALER. THIS IS VERY DANGEROUS. WE PARK THE CAR INSIDE OUR GARAGE AND IT BECAME UNSAFE TO PULL IN AND OUT AS SPACE IS TIGHT AND YOU COULD HIT THE WALLS OR MY OTHER CAR OR THE KIDS. YOU DO NOT KNOW WHEN IT WILL HAPPEN AND HOW SEVERE THE SUDDEN INCREASE IN SPEED WILL BE. THE DEALER SAID IT WAS THE ELECTRONIC THROTTLE BODY THAT FAILED AND CHANGED IT. I HAVE A 2006 FREESTYLE SE. *KB

08/17/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 11/23/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01186G******
Summary

I OWN A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE AND I HAVE HAD MANY PROBLEMS WITH IT. THE MOST PREVALENT AND FRUSTRATING ISSUES ARE ONES I'VE SEEN MANY COMPLAINTS ABOUT. THE CAR LUNGING FORWARD OR BACKWARD (HAPPENS MORE WHEN A/C HAS BEEN ON), HIGH RPMS WITH PEDAL TO FLOOR AND THE CAR GOING NOWHERE (WRENCH LIGHT COMES ON). THE FIRST TIME THE RPM ISSUE HAPPENED I WAS ON MY WAY UP TO LANCASTER, CA DRIVING UP A VERY STEEP HILL. I HAD MY 2 YEAR OLD SON WITH ME AND THE CAR WOULD BARELY GO. I WAS ABLE TO PUT ON MY HAZARDS AND GET OFF THE FREEWAY AND MADE IT TO A PARK-AND-RIDE. AFTER I SHUT THE CAR OFF FOR AWHILE AND STARTED IT AGAIN IT WAS FINE. THIS HAS HAPPENED QUITE A FEW TIMES SINCE THEN; THE MOST RECENT WAS LAST MONTH (JULY 2011). ALSO, MOSTLY WHEN GETTING ON THE FREEWAY AND HAVING TO ACCELERATE INTO TRAFFIC, THE CAR WILL REV AT A VERY HIGH RPM AND NOT GO DOWN UNLESS I PULL OVER/GET OFF FREEWAY AND TRY THE ACCELERATION A LITTLE SLOWER. IF THE RPMS STAY HIGH IT SOMETIMES CAUSES THE WRENCH LIGHT TO COME ON AND PROBLEM WITH THE PEDAL TO THE FLOOR AND CAR GOING NOWHERE COMES INTO PLAY. I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO HAVE ANY WORK DONE ON THE CAR TO TRY TO ALEVE THE PROBLEMS DUE TO FINANCIAL ISSUES. I KNOW THAT A LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE HAVE HAD THESE SAME PROBLEMS AND I JUST HOPE THAT SOMETHING CAN BE DONE BEFORE SOMEONE SERIOUSLY GETS HURT. *KB

08/16/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/15/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02166G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 35 MPH, THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY LUNGED FORWARD. THE FAILURE OCCURRED AT DIFFERENT SPEEDS AND WHILE DRIVING IN REVERSE. IN ADDITION, THE VEHICLE WOULD STALL WHILE DEPRESSING THE BRAKE PEDAL AND THE ENGINE WOULD EXHIBIT A LOSE OF POWER WHILE ACCELERATING. THE FAILURES OCCURRED INTERMITTENTLY AND WITH TIME BECAME CONSTANT. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTICS, WHERE THE TECHNICIANS STATED THAT THE TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THERE WAS AN OPEN INVESTIGATION UNDER NHTSA ACTION NUMBER PE11018 (VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL) THAT MAY BE RELATED TO THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 65,000.

08/16/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 08/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK03116G******
Summary

WITH THE VEHICLE IN GEAR, EITHER FORWARD OR REVERSE, AND WITH A FOOT ON THE BREAK AT IDLE RPM THE ENGINE SURGES CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO LURCH. CONSEQUENTLY, THE VEHICLE WILL EITHER STALL OR THE "WRENCH" LIGHT WILL ILLUMINATE AND THE VEHICLE WILL NOT ACCELERATE TO OVER 30MPH WHILE DRIVING THE RPM'S UP WELL PAST NORMAL FOR THAT RATE OF SPEED. THIS IS ALSO THE CASE WHILE AT IDLE SPEED (NO FOOT ON BREAK...JUST ENGINE IN GEAR AND AT IDLE...AS IF PULLING INTO OR OUT OF A PARKING SPACE). THIS HAS BEEN ONGOING, YET INTERMITTENT, FOR A LITTLE OVER A YEAR THOUGH NOW IT'S A MULTIPLE-DAILY OCCURENCE.

08/16/2011
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 05/24/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK06136G******
Summary

I WAS WAITING TO PICK UP MY SON AT SCHOOL IN THE "PICK UP" LANE. THE CAR WAS IN DRIVE, BUT I WAS AT A COMPLETE STOP AT THE TIME WITH MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE. WITHOUT WARNING AND WITHOUT A CHANGE IN THE SPEED OF THE CAR AND NO MOVEMENT OF MY FOOT OFF OF THE BRAKE, THE CAR'S ENGINE REVVED AND SUDDENLY LUNGED FORWARD, NEARLY HITTING THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME. THIS HAS HAPPENED MORE THAN ONCE SINCE THIS TIME - ALWAYS WHEN THE CAR WAS NOT MOVING (LIKE WAITING IN DRIVE-THRU LINES) OR WAS ABOUT TO COME TO A COMPLETE STOP (LIKE SLOWING DOWN AT A RED LIGHT, FOR EXAMPLE.) I HAVE HEARD FROM A FRIEND WHO IS A FELLOW FORD FREESTYLE OWNER THAT THIS IS A PROBLEM WITH THE THROTTLE BODY. SHE HAD HERS REPLACED AND IT COST HER OVER $500!

08/16/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01146G******
Summary

2006 FORD FREESTYLE LUNGES WHEN REVERSING OR GOING FORWARD WHEN THE AC IS ON. THIS HAPPENS ON A DAILY BASIS. *KB

08/15/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 01/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02106G******
Summary

WE HAVE A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. IT HAS BEEN LUNGING FORWARD WHILE IN DRIVE AND REVERSE EVEN WHEN YOUR FOOT IS ON THE BRAKE. IT HAPPENS RANDOMLY BUT SEEMS TO BE WORSE WHEN YOU TURN THE STEERING WHEEL WHILE YOU ARE STOPPED WITH THE CAR IN REVERSE OR DRIVE. AT FIRST WE HAD THE RACK REPLACED. THIS SOLVED SOME OF THE NOISE BUT IT STILL LUNGES. AFTER SEARCHING THE INTERNET IT SEEMS THAT SEVERAL PEOPLE HAVE TIED IT TO THE THROTTLE BODY. THIS HAS BEEN A REAL PROBLEM AS WE HAVE BEEN TEACHING OUR DAUGHTER HOW TO DRIVE. IT CAN BE QUITE DANGEROUS WHILE AT STOP LIGHTS AND TRYING TO PARK. ALSO, RECENTLY THE WRENCH LIGHT HAS COME ON AFTER IT BEGINS TO LUNGE. WHEN THE WRENCH LIGHT IS ON IT HAS LITTLE POWER TO ACCELERATE. AFTER THE CAR IS PARKED FOR A WHILE THE LIGHT GOES ON AND THE CAR FUNCTIONS NORMALLY AGAIN. PLEASE PURSUE A RECALL ON THIS PART AND LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU FIND IN YOUR INVESTIGATION. *TR

08/15/2011
Components: VISIBILITY
Incident Date: 05/15/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK06186G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED WHEN IT RAINED THE MOON ROOF LEAKED WATER INTO THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER ADVISED THE CONTACT TO TAKE THE VEHICLE TO A DEALER FOR REPAIRS BUT SHE WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COST. A COMPLAINT WAS FILED AND THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 101,000. UPDATED 12/02/11

08/15/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/16/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK03196G******
Summary

THE CAR DEVELOPED A WHINE AT 52K MI WITH NO APPARENT VIBRATION OR PERFORMANCE ISSUES. DURING THE 60K SERVICE (PERFORMED AT 57K), THE DEALER IDENTIFIED THE WHINE AS COMING FROM THE TRANSMISSION AND WANTED PERMISSION TO OPEN THE CASE TO INVESTIGATE AND POSSIBLY PERFORM AN INPUT SHAFT BEARING REPLACEMENT. WHILE WAITING FOR PARTS, THE TRANSMISSION FAILED AT HIGHWAY SPEED. THE CAR COASTED TO A STOP UNABLE TO MOVE BUT COULD NOT FULLY GET OFF THE ROAD DUE TO ARMCO ON THE SHOULDER. LAW ENFORCEMENT WAS CALLED TO WARN APPROACHING MOTORISTS AND PREVENT A COLLISION UNTIL A TOW TRUCK COULD ARRIVE. THE DEALER RECOMMENDED REPLACING THE TRANSMISSION FOR $6300 MINUS A CONTRIBUTION FROM FORD AND THE DEALER SUPPLYING PARTS AND LABOR AT COST. REPAIRS WERE AUTHORIZED AND THE FINAL BILL WAS $3000. *TR

08/15/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK051X6G******
Summary

CAR LURCHED/LUNGED FORWARD WHEN SHIFTING INTO REVERSE. HAS SINCE HAPPENED WHEN AT A STOP WITH CAR IN GEAR. ON ONE OCCASION, THE WRENCH LIGHT CAME ON, CAR SPUTTERED, AND THEN DIED-DID THIS TWICE IN THE SAME INCIDENCE.

08/15/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/02/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06186G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING IN REVERSE THE VEHICLE WOULD LUNGE BACKWARDS, WHEN THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WAS NOT ENGAGED. THE VEHICLE WOULD ALSO LUNGED FORWARD WHILE THE CONTACTS FOOT WAS DEPRESSED ON THE BRAKE. THE DEALER NOR MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 56,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 60,000. UPDATED 12/05/11

08/15/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
Incident Date: 12/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02176G******
Summary

HAVING ISSUES WITH HARD STARTING ISSUES TO THE POINT IT GOT TO WHERE IT WOULD NOT START. I HAVE ALSO HAD ISSUES WITH ACCELERATION FLUCTUATION WITHOUT ME TOUCHING GAS PEDDLE. THERE WAS EVEN A TIME WHERE IT FLUCTUATED WHILE I WAS DRIVING. AT THE TIME I HAD THE CRUISE ON AND IT SHUT OFF THE CRUISE WHEN IT DID IT. I HAVE HAD MECHANIC CLEAN OUT THE THROTTLE BODY AND INTAKE AIR SENSOR WITH ELECTRICAL CONTACT CLEANER WHICH SEEMS TO ALLEVIATE THE PROBLEM TEMPORARILY. IT LASTS ANYWHERE FROM 1 1/2 TO 2 MONTHS AND NEEDS CLEANED AGAIN AS IT HANGS UP AND MY ENGINE BEGINS TO SELF ACCELERATE AND IS HARD STARTING AGAIN. I AM VERY WORRIED THAT THIS WILL SELF ACCELERATE WHILE WE ARE DRIVING. THIS FIRST BEGAN TO GIVE ISSUES DEC. 2010. *TR

08/15/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/12/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK011X6G******
Summary

ON THREE SEPARATE OCCASIONS, I HAVE EXPERIENCED SURGING FORWARD AND ALSO SURGING IN REVERSE AT AFTER SHIFTING FROM PARK AND FROM REVERSE. I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO CONTROL THESE SURGES WITH THE BRAKE AND HAVE NOT HAD ANY ACCIDENTS. THERE IS ONLY 34000 MILES (2006 FORD FREESTYLE) AND HAVE NOT TAKEN IT TO A DEALER YET , AS I HAVE PARKED IT AT HOME. I HAVE RESEARCHED THIS PROBLEM AND HAVE SEEN THAT A NHTSA INVESTIGATION #PE11018 IS PENDING. I WOULD LIKE TO REPORT THIS ALSO AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT IS TO BE DONE WITH THIS. *TR

08/14/2011
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC,ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 06/15/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01146G******
Summary

THE CAR IS SURGING AND LUNGING (SEE PENDING INVESTIGATION FROM MAY 2011). ALSO, WHEN RUNNING THE A/C IT STARTS TO GO OFF AND ON BY ITSELF, THEN THE ENGINE STARTS TO SHUT OFF AND ON, AND ALL GAGES GO TO ZERO, LIKE THE CAR IS LOSING POWER.

08/13/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 09/09/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02176G******
Summary

BOUGHT CAR USED, CERTIFIED, BUT NOTICED RIGHT AWAY THAT CAR WOULD LUNGE BACKWARDS WHEN I WOULD GO TO BACK UP. FORD FOUND NO PROBLEM. PROBLEM CONTINUED FOR NUMEROUS MONTHS AND THEN AT ABOUT 56,000 MILES ISSUE ESCALATED. NOW CAR LUNGES FORWARD OR REVERSE, MOVING ANYWHERE FROM 2 TO 8 FEET. AT TIMES IT FEELS LIKE PRESSURE IS BEING PUSHED FROM THE BRAKE UP, TO MY FOOT......PUSHING IT OFF THE BRAKE. PROBLEM IS WORSE THE MORE CAR IS DRIVEN THAT DAY, AND SEEMS TO HAPPEN MOSTLY WHEN AC IS ON. BUT IN THE EARLY DAYS OF ISSUE AIR WAS NOT ALWAYS ON. IF SOMEONE WALKS IN FRONT OR BEHIND ME WHEN THIS HAPPENS THEY WOULD CERTAINLY BE INJURED.

08/12/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/12/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01106G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING 35 MPH WHEN THE VEHICLE STALLED AND BECAME RESISTANT TO ACCELERATION ATTEMPTS. THE CHECK ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION WARNING LIGHTS WERE ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO IMMEDIATELY RESTART THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHO WAS UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 69,000.

08/12/2011
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 02/10/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01176G******
Summary

MY 2006 FORD FREESTYLE LUNGES VERY QUICKLY WHILE MY FOOT IS ON THE BRAKE AFTER I PUT IT IN DRIVE OR REVERSE , USUALLY FORCING ME TO SLAM ON THE BRAKE AT WHICH POINT THE CAR STALLS. THIS IS VERY SCARY AS IT HAS HAPPENED IN CROWDED PARKING LOTS AND ALSO INTO TRAFFIC. *TR

08/12/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/28/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK051X6G******
Summary

1. THERE WERE NO EVENTS LEADING TO THIS FAILURE. 2. THE FAILURE IS THAT WHILE DRIVING AND WITHOUT NOTICE MY 2006 FREESTYLE GOES INTO FAIL SAFE MODE WHICH CAUSES THE RPMS TO RAPIDLY INCREASE AND THE ACCELERATOR TO NOT RESPOND TO MY ACTIONS. THIS HAS BEEN OCCURRING SINCE MY FREESTYLE TURNED 50,000 MILES. THIS FAILURE HAPPENS EVERYDAY AND MULTIPLE TIMES PER DAY. THE CONSEQUENCES FROM THIS FAILURE ARE NEAR FATAL ACCIDENTS. 3. MY VEHICLE WAS BROUGHT INTO THE FORD DEALERSHIP FROM WHICH I PURCHASED IT. I WAS TOLD MULTIPLE TIMES THEY COULD FIND NOTHING WRONG, BUT THEY COULD INVESTIGATE THE TRANSMISSION AT A COST OF $1800.00. I DID NOT HAVE THEM DO THAT. I DID BRING IT TO A TRANSMISSION SPECIALIST AT A COST OF $1600.00. THEY WOULD NOT WARRANTY THE WORK AS THE ONLY PARTS AVAILABLE FROM FORD WERE RECONDITIONED AND FORD THEN REQUIRED THE REPLACED PART BE SHIPPED BACK TO THEM. I DROVE 1000 MILES WITHOUT AN OCCURRENCE AND THE PROBLEM RETURNED. *TR

08/12/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01136G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO PLACE THE VEHICLE INTO REVERSE WHEN IT SURGED FORWARD WITHOUT WARNING. BOTH THE DEALER AND MANUFACTURER WERE NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE AND THE CONTACT WAS AWAITING A RESPONSE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INSPECTED OR REPAIRED. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 96,000.

08/12/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/10/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01156G******
Summary

WE PURCHASED A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE ON WEDNESDAY AUGUST 3RD, 2011. ACCELERATION SEEMED "OFF" BUT SINCE WE HAD BEEN DRIVING A MINIVAN, WE AND THE DEALER PUT IT OFF AS MORE "GET UP AND GO." PROBLEM PERSISTED WITH EACH TIME THE VEHICLE WAS DRIVEN AND WE BECAME CONCERNED. WEDNESDAY AUGUST 10TH, AS WE PULLED INTO A PARKING SPOT, ENGINE REVVED AND CAR SURGED FORWARD VERY FORCEFULLY, ALMOST MAKING US HIT THE CAR IN THE SPOT AHEAD OF US. NO FEET OR OTHER OBJECTS CAME INTO CONTACT WITH EITHER PEDAL AT TIME OF INCIDENT. MY 3 CHILDREN WERE IN THE CAR. THIS IS VERY CONCERNING TO US. VEHICLE IS CURRENTLY IN THE SHOP AND WILL NOT BE DRIVEN OFF THE LOT UNTIL LOAN IS FORGIVEN ON ACCOUNT OF US BEING SOLD A FAULTY AND UNSAFE VEHICLE. ON THE WAY TO REPAIR SHOP, STEERING WHEEL LOCKED UP, ENTIRE CAR SHOOK, ENGINE ACCELERATED WITHOUT ANY PRESSURE ON EITHER PEDAL. *TR

08/12/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/15/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06146G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING 50 MPH WHEN THE VEHICLE LUNGED FORWARD AND ACCELERATED ABNORMALLY. THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY WAS DEFECTIVE AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 69,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 72,000.

08/11/2011
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 06/01/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK031X6G******
Summary

SUDDEN "LURCHING" ACCELERATION WHEN IDLING, REQUIRING A QUICK RESPONSE TO STOP BEFORE CRASHING INTO OTHER VEHICLES OR LURCHING FORWARD INTO ONCOMING TRAFFIC, OR TO AVOID HITTING PEDESTRIANS WALKING NEAR THE CAR. IT HAPPENS BOTH IN FORWARD AND REVERSE, AND IS WORSE WHEN THE AIR CONDITIONING IS RUNNING. MANY TIMES IT WILL STALL THE CAR IN THE MIDDLE OF THE INTERSECTION. HAVE HAD MANY NEAR MISSES. FORD NOW SAYS IT IS PROBABLY THE THROTTLE BODY REQUIRING APPROX. $800 TO REPLACE IT. THIS IS AFTER WE HAVE HAD IT INTO THE DEALERSHIP'S SERVICE DEPT. NUMEROUS TIMES AND PAID TO HAVE THE PROBLEM TESTED/FIXED TO NO AVAIL.

08/11/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/08/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK05186G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE TRANSMISSION WAS MAKING A KNOCKING NOISE AND EXPERIENCING DIFFICULTY WHILE CHANGING GEARS. THE VEHICLE WAS INSPECTED AT TWO SEPARATE LOCATIONS AND THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE CONTACT WAS NOT GIVEN A REASON AS TO WHY THE TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 107,000.

08/10/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK05136G******
Summary

VEHICLE WILL SURGE OR LUNGE WHEN TRYING TO PARK VEHICLE OR YOU ARE MOVING SLOWLY (NOT ACCELERATING) - PERHAPS WHEN YOU ARE JUST USING THE IDLING POWER OF THE ENGINE TO MOVE. YOUR FOOT IS OFTEN OVER THE BRAKE, OR MAYBE EVEN BRAKING SLIGHTLY, USING THE VEHICLE'S OWN POWER AT IDLE TO JUST MOVE SLOWLY OR SLIGHTLY INTO A PARKING SPOT OR COME TO A STOP. THERE HAVE NOT BEEN ANY ACCIDENTS, AS YOUR FOOT IS TYPICALLY ALREADY OVER THE BRAKE AND YOU CAN REACT QUICKLY ENOUGH TO STOP THE CAR. IT STARTED DOING IT 2 OR 3 YEARS AGO, BUT JUST OCCASIONALLY, SO IT WASN'T A BIG CONCERN. BUT IT HAS BECOME STEADILY MORE COMMON, TO THE POINT THAT IT IS HAPPENING WEEKLY OR SOMETIMES MORE OFTEN - EVERY 2 OR 3 DAYS. THE ENGINE RPM SEEMS TO INCREASE FOR JUST A SECOND, AND THEN SUBSIDE. IT IS NOT CLEAR TO ME IF THE AIR CONDITIONING HAS ANY IMPACT, AS OTHERS HAVE SAID. BUT THE CAR RUNS FINE AND NORMALLY OTHERWISE. WE RECENTLY HAD A REPAIR DONE TO REPLACE AN EGR TUBE, WHICH WAS CAUSING ACCELERATION TO BE UNCONTROLLED, WHICH WAS AT ALL SPEEDS, AND WAS UNRELATED TO THIS SURGE OR LUNGE CONDITION. HOWEVER, WE HOPED THAT IT WOULD IMPROVE OR CORRECT THE LUNGE OR SURGE, BUT IT HASN'T. THE LUNGE OR SURGE DOES NOT OCCUR WHEN YOU ARE TOUCHING THE ACCELERATOR, ONLY WHEN YOU ARE ALREADY BRAKING SLIGHTLY AND LETTING THE IDLE SPEED OF THE ENGINE CREEP THE CAR ALONG. IT HAPPENS IN BOTH FORWARD AND REVERSE AND IS NOTICED WHEN PARKING OR WHEN YOU ARE TRYING TO PARK CLOSE TO SOMETHING, SO YOU ARE CREEPING ALONG WITH JUST IDLE SPEED INTO A PARKING POSITION. WE HAVEN'T HAD ANY OTHER REPAIRS PERFORMED, AS IT DIDN'T HAPPEN OFTEN ENOUGH TO DUPLICATE FOR THE DEALER, BUT IT IS MORE OFTEN NOW THAT PERHAPS IT COULD BE DUPLICATED WITH SOME ATTEMPTS AFTER A COUPLE OF DAYS. I KNOW THAT IT HAS BEEN DISCUSSED, AND IT SEEMS TO ONLY AFFECT CVT TRANSMISSION EQUIPPED FREESTYLES AND MAY BE A FUNCTION OF THE TRANSMISSION THAT CAUSES IT. *TR

08/10/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

FORD FREESTYLE LUNGES WITH FOOT ON BRAKE IN FORWARD OR REVERSE...VERY DANGEROUS COULD EASILY LEAD TO SERIOUS ACCIDENT. PLEASE CONTACT ME ABOUT THIS! [XXX] INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

08/10/2011
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 06/30/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06156G******
Summary

WHEN FULLY WARMED UP, THIS VEHICLE OCCASIONALLY SURGES OR LURCHES VIOLENTLY WHEN FIRST PUT IN TO GEAR (FORWARD OR REVERSE) FROM PARK. FOOT IS ON THE BRAKE, BUT THE VEHICLE STILL MOVES APPROXIMATELY 5 TO 10 FEET UNCONTROLLABLY. ENGINE RACES AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT COMES ON. TURNING OFF THE IGNITION AND RESTARTING THE CAR CLEARS THE LIGHT. THE LOCAL DEALER IS UNABLE TO FIND ANY CODES STORED ON THE COMPUTER. AC HAS ALWAYS BEEN ON WHEN THIS HAPPENED. NO ACCIDENTS YET, BUT I'M SURE THERE WILL BE ONE SOME DAY.

08/09/2011
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC,ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 12/16/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06196G******
Summary

WHEN PLACED IN REVERSE THE AUTO WOULD SURGE WITHOUT WARNING, AS IF THE FUEL PEDAL WERE APPLIED. THIS ALSO DID IT WHEN GOING FROM REVERSE TO FORWARD. HAD TO KEEP FOOT FIRMLY ON THE BRAKE AT ALL TIMES OR RISK AN ACCIDENT. CAR BECAME VERY DIFFICULT TO DRIVE WHEN THIS OCCURRED. AT 80,472 MILES. ENGINE CHECK LIGHT STAYED ON AFTER ANOTHER SURGE PROBLEM THAT STALLED THE AUTO. RAY SKILLMAN FORD IN GREENWOOD, IN DETERMINED IT WAS THE "THROTTLE BODY". IT WAS REPLACED AND WHILE THE SERVICE MAN DROVE THE CAR, THE ENTIRE A/C UNIT WENT OUT. THEY PUT A NEW CLUTCH & COMPRESSOR. AFTER CALLING SEVERAL FORD DEALERSHIPS, THERE HAS BEEN A HUGE BACKORDER OF THESE THROTTLE BODY'S. CAPITAL CITY FORD IS INSTALLING TWO A DAY THE SAME WITH RAY SKILLMAN FORD.

08/09/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/07/2011
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02116G******
Summary

IN HOT WEATHER, THE CAR WILL REV LIKE THE GAS PEDAL IS BEING PRESSED, IN COLD WEATHER, PRESSING THE GAS PEDAL DOES NOT GIVE THE CAR GAS. THE DASH LIGHT AND ODB READER BOTH SAY THROTTLE BODY FAILURE. IN HOT WEATHER, IT HAS CAUSED TWO MINOR BUMPS (NO DAMAGE). IN A FEW WEEKS, I AM GOING TO BE AFRAID TO PICK THE KIDS UP AT SCHOOL FOR FEAR OF LUNGING. *TR

08/08/2011
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 06/01/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02196G******
Summary

EACH SUMMER FOR THE LAST FEW YEARS WHEN THE TEMPERATURES REACH OVER 100 DEGREES, WE HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE CAR SURGING WHILE EITHER PARKING OR BACKING UP. IT SEEMS TO HAPPEN MOST OFTEN ON SHORT TRIPS, USUALLY WHEN THE AIR CONDITIONER IS STILL ON HIGH. THE BRAKES WILL STOP THE CAR BUT YOU MUST KEEP YOUR FOOT OVER THE BRAKES EVEN TO BACK OUT OF THE DRIVEWAY. THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN ANY OTHER TIME OF YEAR. THIS YEAR, 2011, THE CAR SOMETIMES STALLS OUT WHEN SURGING AND NOW THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT HAS COME ON. THE 2 CODES THAT CAME UP IS P2106 THROTTLE ACTUATOR CONTROL SYSTEM FORCED LIMITED & P061B INTERNAL CONTROL MODULE TORQUE CALCULATION. THE CURRENT MILEAGE ON THE CAR IS 34922.

08/08/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/23/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK02136G******
Summary

CAR WAS STOPPED AT A RED LIGHT, WHILE RELEASING BRAKE PEDAL, CAR SURGED FORWARD ON ITS OWN. THIS TOOK PLACE AT THREE CONSECUTIVE STOPLIGHTS IN ONE AFTERNOON. ONE WEEK LATER, BACKING CAR UP IN PARKING LOT, WHEN BRAKE PEDAL WAS RELEASED, CAR SURGED BACKWARD ON ITS OWN. WHEN CHANGING FROM REVERSE TO FORWARD, CAR ENGINE DIED. WAITED A FEW MOMENTS AND CAR RESTARTED. WRENCH LIGHT ON DASH WAS THEN ON. TOOK TO DEALERSHIP AND THEY REPLACED ETB ELECTRONIC THROTTLE BODY. *TR

08/08/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 08/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06186G******
Summary

I HAVE A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE AND AT A STOPPED POSITION, SOMETIMES, WILL TRY TO LUNG FORWARD OR BACKWARD, EVEN WHEN THE BRAKE IS ENGAGED AND MY FOOT IS NOT ON THE GAS. WILL DO THE SAME WHEN AT A STOP LIGHT AND RELEASE THE BRAKE THE CAR WILL LUNG FORWARD. HAVE CONTACTED FORD WITH THIS COMPLAINT AND EVEN RECEIVED A CASE NUMBER. AFTER CONTACTING THEM SEVERAL TIMES CONCERNING THE MATTER, I STILL HAVE NOT HEARD FROM FORD.

08/08/2011
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Incident Date: 08/07/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02136G******
Summary

THE CAR OFTEN LUNGS, REVS UP, WITHOUT WARNING OR HAVING YOUR FOOT ON THE ACCELERATOR. IT SEEMS TO BE GETTING MORE CONSISTANT. IT DOES NOT MATTER IF THE AC IS ON OR NOT. *TR

08/08/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/20/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01136G******
Summary

MY 2006 FORD FREESTYLE LATELY HAS BEEN HAVING SOME PROBLEMS WITH HIGH RPMS AT A STOP WHILE IN DRIVE. WITH THE HIGH RPMS IT SOMETIMES WANTS TO LUNGE FORWARD. ABOUT 80% OF THE TIME A WRENCH IS DISPLAYED ON THE DASH. ONCE THE INDICATOR WRENCH LIGHT IS ON THE VEHICLE IT WILL ONLY ACCELERATE TO ABOUT 30 TO 35 MPH AND THE RPM GO TO ABOUT 3500. I KNOW IT IS A CVT BUT THE DESCRIPTION IS AS IF IT DOES NOT WANT TO CHANGE GEARS. *TR

08/07/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/07/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK05106G******
Summary

I HAVE A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. TODAY AS I TURNED INTO A PARKING SPOT, THE VEHICLE LUNGED FORWARD AND STALLED WHEN I PRESSED DOWN ON BRAKE. IT WOULD THEN STALL EVERYTIME THE CAR WAS PUT INTO DRIVE OR REVERSE. VEHICLE HAS SINCE BEEN TOWED TO KORNER FORD 805 W. GENESEE ST, SYRACUSE NY. 13204. I DO NOT KNOW WHAT THE FINAL VERDICT WILL BE BUT HAVING READ SOME OF THE DISCUSSIONS ON-LINE, IT SOUNDS EXACTLY LIKE WHAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING TO OTHER FREESTYLE OWNERS.

08/06/2011
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 03/10/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06136G******
Summary

I HAD TO GET MY THROTTLE REPLACED IN MY CAR DUE TO INVOLUNTARY LUNGING OF THE CAR. I HAVE ALMOST GOTTEN IN SEVERAL ACCIDENTS WHEN MY FOOT IS ON THE BRAKE AND MY CAR STILL LUNGES FORWARD. I HAVE TO SLAM ON THE BRAKES IN ORDER TO AVOID HITTING A CAR OR A PERSON. THIS IS NOT AN OPTIONAL FIX AS IT IS CLEARLY A SAFETY HAZARD. I HAVE SEEN SEVERAL OTHER COMPLAINTS ON THIS PROBLEM AND HOPE THAT A RE-CALL IS ISSUED. I SPENT NEARLY 1,000 DOLLARS TO GET THIS PROBLEM RESOLVED. THIS IS NOT NORMAL WEAR AND TEAR. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY A DEFECT. PLEASE ISSUE A RECALL AS IT IS ONLY FAIR TO CONSUMERS. *TT

08/06/2011
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 07/23/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

2006 FORD FREESTYLE IS SURGING AT LOW SPEEDS. *TT

08/05/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/05/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK05186G******
Summary

2006 FORD FREESTYLE "LURCHES" AT LOW SPEEDS OR WHEN SITTING STILL; INTO REVERSE OR FORWARD GEARS; ESPECIALLY WHEN IT IS HOTTEST OUT. EXAMPLE: SITTING IN LINE TO PICK UP OUR CHILDREN (CARPOOL LANE) AT THE SCHOOL; VEHICLE IN PARK. ONCE YOU MOVE THE TRANSMISSION INTO DRIVE, WHILE HOLDING DOWN THE BRAKE PEDAL, THE ENGINE WILL REV (RUN HIGHER) AND THE VEHICLE WILL TRY TO MOVE, THERBY CAUSING IT TO 'LURCH' OR JUMP FOWARD. IT IS NOT A CONSISTENT THING, HOWEVER IT DOES SEEM TO HAPPEN THE MOST WHEN THE ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION ARE HOT. ALSO HAPPENS WHEN SWITCHING FROM PARK TO REVERSE. OFTEN, IT WILL CAUSE THE 'WRENCH' ICON ON THE DASHBOARD TO TURN ON. PLACING THE VEHICLE IN PARK THEN TURNING IT OFF; AND TURNING IT BACK ON SEEMS TO CORRECT THE ISSUE, TEMPORARILY. HOWEVER, IT DOES HAAPPEN 3 TO 4 TIMES A WEEK. *TT

08/05/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02156G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 25 MPH, THE VEHICLE WOULD MAINTAIN THAT SPEED DESPITE THE BRAKES BEING DEPRESSED. AS A RESULT, THE VEHICLE WOULD COAST TO A COMPLETE STOP. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE AN AUTHORIZED DEALER, HOWEVER THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 48,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 48,600. UPDATED 10/12/11*LJ THE CONSUMER STATED WHEN HE REMOVED HIS FOOT FROM THE GAS PEDAL BRAKE PEDAL, THE ENGINE INCREASED IN RPM'S. THE CONSUMER STATED HE HAD TO APPLY EXTREME PRESSURE TO THE BRAKE PEDAL, IN ORDER TO BRING THE VEHICLE TO A STOP. THE ENGINE CONTINUED TO STAY AT ITS INCREASED RPM'S. THE UPDATED 10/24/11

08/05/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/05/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

RECENTLY BOUGHT A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. AFTER TWO WEEKS THIS CAR LAUNCHES FOWARD WHILE FOOT IS ON THE BRAKE. ALMOST HIT CAR INFRONT OF ME. IT DID IT LIKE 3 TIMES BACK TO BACK. CAR IS ABOUT 90,000 MILES. *TT

08/04/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/12/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

WE HAVE HAD PERSISTENT ACCELERATION PROBLEMS WITH OUR 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. STARTING IN JULY 2009, THE CAR STARTED LUNGING WHEN PULLING IN OR OUT OF PARKING SPACES - I.E., AT LOW SPEEDS. A REPAIR SHOP COMPLETED AN INDUCTION CLEANING WHICH TOOK CARE OF THE PROBLEM TEMPORARILY. IN JUNE 2011 THE PROBLEM REAPPEARED AND WE COMPLETED ANOTHER INDUCTION CLEANING WHICH TOOK CARE OF THE ACCELERATION PROBLEM FOR A FEW WEEKS. NOW, A FEW WEEKS LATER, THE WRENCH AND ENGINE SYMBOLS HAVE STARTED APPEARING WHEN WE START THE CAR. IF WE TRY TO DRIVE WHILE THE WRENCH SYMBOL (INDICATING POWERTRAIN ISSUE) STILL APPEARS, THE CAR DOES NOT ACCELERATE AT LOWER SPEEDS. YESTERDAY AT THE SHOP THEY PERFORMED A THROTTLE BODY CLEANING WHICH HAS NOT TAKEN CARE OF THE PROBLEM. I AM VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THE UNPREDICTABLE NATURE OF THIS CAR'S ISSUES WHICH APPEAR TO BE RELATED TO OTHER COMPLAINTS ABOUT SUDDEN ACCELERATION/LUNGING AND THE RELATED INVESTIGATION THAT HAS BEEN REPORTED. I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THE STATUS OF THIS INVESTIGATION AND WHAT RESPONSIBILITY FORD WILL TAKE IF I SHOULD NEED MORE EXTENSIVE WORK TO CORRECT THIS ISSUE. NOTE THAT WE FILED A RELATED COMPLAINT IN MAY 2010 ((ODI NUMBER 10328630) BUT HAVE RECEIVED NO DIRECT RESPONSE. THUS THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMPLAINT IS TO INDICATE THAT THE PROBLEM CONTINUES TO BE A SERIOUS CONCERN. *TR

08/04/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/10/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK05156G******
Summary

2006 FORD FREESTYLE, IN 2010 ISSUE W/LURCHING ORIGINALLY IN REVERSE ONLY & LATER IN DRIVE ALSO. EXTREME WHEN SHIFTING INTO GEAR & TAKING FOOT OFF BRAKE. REPORTED TO DEALERSHIP,THEY TOLD US THEY HAD NOT HEARD OF THIS ISSUE & WERE NOT ABLE TO REPLICATE IT. RESEARCHED ON THE INTERNET & FOUND OTHERS W/ SIMILAR ISSUES. THROTTLE BODY IDENTIFIED AS RESPONSIBLE FOR SUDDEN LURCHING. BROUGHT UP THE ISSUE W/DEALER PRIOR TO OUR BEING OUT OF WARRANTY. IT WAS AFTER THE FACTORY WARRANTY EXPIRED,THE PART WAS FINALLY CHANGED. DEALER STATED COULD NOT REPLICATE ISSUE EVEN THOUGH WE BROUGHT IT TO THEIR ATTENTION SEVERAL TIMES. ONLY WHEN OCCURRING ALL THE TIME - DEALER ACKNOWLEDGED THE ISSUE. FORD DENIED ANY SAFETY ISSUE & SAID WE NEEDED TO PAY FOR A REPLACEMENT OF THE THROTTLE BODY. COST BETWEEN $1,000 - $2,000 INCLUDING LABOR.FORD & DEALERSHIP INSISTED NOT A SAFETY ISSUE & NO RECALL.WE APPEALED TO OUR DEALER, ARMED WITH INFO FROM THE INTERNET CITING INFO WAS ON VARIOUS SITES BY HUNDREDS OF FORD FREESTYLE OWNERS .LOCAL DEALER PARTNERED WITH US TO REPLACE THE PART FOR $100.00. WE BELIEVE THAT THEY DID THIS DUE TO THE FACT THEY HAD SERVICED 100% OF THE WORK ON THE CAR SINCE IT WAS PURCHASED. ONE YEAR LATER & SAME LURCHING BEGAN AGAIN IN BOTH REVERSE AND DRIVE. WE WENT BACK TO THE LOCAL DEALERSHIP AND THEY TESTED THE CAR AND FOUND THE PART INDEED HAS FAILED AGAIN & IS LURCHING. THE LOCAL DEALERSHIP STATED ONCE AGAIN THEY HAVE NO FORMAL NOTICE OF RECALL OR PROBLEMS WITH THE 'THROTTLE BODY'. FORD ONCE AGAIN HAS DENIED THAT THERE ARE ANY ISSUES WITH THIS PART. DEALERSHIP PARTNERED W/US & REPLACED PART IN JULY '11 FOR 2ND TIME. WE HAVE 2 INVOICES FOR BOTH REPLACEMENTS. .JUST THIS LAST WEEKEND EVEN THOUGH THE PART WAS JUST REPLACED A 2ND TIME, WE NOTICED TWICE THAT THE CAR LURCHED IN REVERSE. *TR

08/04/2011
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER,POWER TRAIN,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/22/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TRYING TO PARK MY CAR IN A CROWDED PARKING LOT, THE CAR SUDDENLY SURGED FORWARD AND THEN STALLED. I TRIED TO RESTART THE CAR AND IT WOULD NOT START. I WAITED A MINUTE, TURNED OFF THE RADIO, A/C, ETC AND THEN WAS ABLE TO RESTART. I HAVE HAD A SIMILAR PROBLEM ON TWO OTHER OCCASIONS SINCE. *TR

08/04/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/04/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

MY FORD FREESTYLE LUNGES AT VARIOUS POINTS ON MY ROUTE. I NOTICE IT THE MOST WHEN MY FOOT IS ON THE BRAKE. FOR INSTANCE, AT TIMES WHEN I AM BACKING OUT OF MY GARAGE, MY CAR WOULD SUDDENLY ACCELERATE EVEN THOUGH MY FOOT WAS FIRMLY ON THE BRAKE. I HAVE ALSO BEEN PULLING UP BEHIND TRAFFIC, WITH MY FOOT FIRMLY ON THE BRAKE, AND THE CAR HAS LUNGED FORWARD. I JUST TOOK MY CAR TO THE MECHANIC. THEY HAVE CLEANED THE THROTTLE PLATE. THE CAR NOW DOWNSHIFTS RAPIDLY WHEN MY CAR IS NEARLY STOPPED, LIKE WHEN I AM STOPPING FOR A RED LIGHT. THE RPM'S STAY RIGHT AT 1000 UNTIL I AM 10-20 FEET FROM THE STOPPING POINT, THEN THE CAR SUDDENLY DOWNSHIFTS, CAUSING THE CAR TO BOW. THIS IS A DAILY OCCURRENCE. *TR

08/03/2011
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE,POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/28/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02196G******
Summary

VEHICLE SURGED FORWARD WHILE PARKING AND BACKWARD WHILE EXITING PARKING SPACE. HAS CONTINUED TO OCCUR SINCE.

08/03/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 04/09/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

THROTTLE BODY SEEM TO MAKE THE VEHICLE LUNGE FORWARD WHILE SETTING IN TRAFFIC. ALMOST STRUCK VEHICLES IN FRONT OF ME ON MANY OCCASIONS. I'M FORCED TO PUT VEHICLE IN PARK OR NEUTRAL WHILE STOPPED. *KB

08/03/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK031X6G******
Summary

THERE HAVE BEEN MULTIPLE ENGINE OR TRANSMISSION RELATED PROBLEMS WITH THIS VEHICLE DATING BACK TO 1 YEAR AGO. LAST AUGUST, THE CAR STARTED LUNGING WHEN IDLE WITHOUT THE DRIVER PRESSING THE GAS. THIS HAPPENED NUMEROUS TIMES WHEN WE LIVED IN CALIFORNIA WHILE IDLING AT TRAFFIC LIGHTS OR WHILE DRIVING SLOW IN PARKING LOTS. WE BROUGHT IT IN AND HAD A PART REPLACED FOR $800 AND WAS TOLD EVERYTHING WAS FINE. 3 WEEKS LATER THE CAR WAS REVVING HIGH AND MAKING A LOUD WHUR. WE BROUGHT IT BACK IN AND WAS TOLD THAT THE TRANSMISSION HAD TO BE REPLACED AND THAT THIS WAS A KNOWN DEFECT WITH THE FREESTYLE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. IT COST OVER $5000. WE MOVED TO GEORGIA IN APRIL AND THE LUNGING PROBLEM RESURFACED. WE HAD TO SPEND ANOTHER $1300 TO FIX THIS. THEN LOW AND BEHOLD, 6 WEEKS LATER, THE TRANSMISSION BLEW AGAIN. THIS CAR IS A HAZARD AND NEEDS TO BE TAKEN OFF THE ROAD BY FORD.

08/03/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,EQUIPMENT
Incident Date: 08/03/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK03116G******
Summary

I HAVE A 2006 FREESTYLE. 2 YEARS AGO I HAD TO HAVE THE THROTTLE BODY REPLACED DUE TO UNINTENDED ACCELERATION THAT GOT TO BE DANGEROUS. THIS FIXED THE PROBLEM, BUT NOW I AM AGAIN HAVING THE EXACT SAME ISSUES, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE AIR IS ON. I NOW HAVE A TEEN DRIVING AND I AM VERY CONCERNED FOR HER WELFARE. I ALREADY PAID 800+ TO REPAIR SOMETHING FORD SHOULD HAVE REPAIRED AT THEIR COST. NOW I HAVE THE SAME ISSUE. DOES SOMEONE HAVE TO GET HURT BEFORE FORD RECALLS THIS PART? *KB

08/03/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/16/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06186G******
Summary

I HAVE A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. IT HAS BEGUN TAKING OFF WHILE BACKING OUT OF MY DRIVEWAY AND LURCHING FORWARD WITHOUT PRESSING THE ACCELERATOR. THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE OF HIGHEST URGENCY. UPON RESEARCH ON THE WEB, I SEE NUMEROUS RECENT COMPLAINTS ABOUT THIS VERY SAME ISSUE FOR THIS PARTICULAR STYLE, MAKE & YEAR. THERE IS EVEN A FACEBOOK PAGE REQUESTING THROTTLE BODY RECALL ON FORD FREESTYLES, WITH 214 LIKES TO DATE. I HAVE 2 CHILDREN AGES 7 & 5. I FEAR FOR THE SAFETY OF MY OWN CHILDREN AND OTHERS AROUND AS THIS IS THE "FAMILY" CAR & USED FOR SCHOOL AND ACTIVITY PICK UPS AND DROP OFFS. THESE SURGES OCCUR AT STOP LIGHTS, PARKING, AND EASING OUT OF PARKING. ALL OF THESE TIMES HAVE THE PROPENSITY TO CAUSE MAJOR ACCIDENTS. IF IT DOES CAUSE AN ACCIDENT, I WILL HAVE MY LAWYERS CONTACT FORD. THIS IS A WELL DOCUMENTED ISSUE. I AM ASSUMING AS A REPUTABLE CAR MAKER- FORD NEEDS TO BE MADE AWARE OF SUCH ISSUE IN ORDER TO ISSUE RECALL TO CORRECT. I HOPE THIS COMPLAINT SPEEDS UP THE PROCESS. *KB

08/03/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/22/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02146G******
Summary

WE OWN A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. IN 2008, AT 36,730 MILES WE HAD THE THROTTLE BODY REPLACED BECAUSE THE VEHICLE LURCHED & THE WRENCH LIGHT CAME ON. PROBLEM FIXED. HOWEVER, 2011 @ 88,356 WE HAD THE CAR IN AGAIN BECAUSE IT LURCHED AND ENGINE & WRENCH LIGHT WOULD COME ON AGAIN, AND IT WOULD LOSE POWER. IF WE TURNED THE KEY OFF AND BACK ON, IT WOULD TEMPORARILY GO AWAY. THEY REPLACED AN ELECTRONIC SENSOR IN THE TRANSMISSION. THIS WAS AT A FORD DEALER. THEY HAD TO CALL THEIR MECHANIC HELP LINE & WORK ON IT SEVERAL DAYS TO FIGURE OUT THE PROBLEM. APPARENTLY, THAT WAS NOT THE PROBLEM, BECAUSE IT HAD TO GO BACK IN TWO WEEKS LATER FOR THE SAME ISSUE. THEY CLAIMED THE NEW PART WAS FAULTY AND THEY REPLACED THE SENSOR AGAIN. FAST FORWARD 2.5 MONTHS. WE ARE IN JUNE @ 92,744. VEHICLE WAS AGAIN LURCHING, WRENCH & CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WOULD COME ON AND HAD A LOSS OF POWER. THIS ALL SEEMED TO HAPPEN WHEN THE ENGINE WAS UNDER STRAIN/LOAD: AC ON HIGH, TURNING THE WHEEL. IT WOULD HAPPEN IN REVERSE OR DRIVE. I HAD A FOOT ON/OVER THE BRAKE - SO LURCHING NEVER CAUSED ANY INCIDENTS. THIS TIME, I TOOK IT TO MY MECHANIC. HE DIDN'T BELIEVE ME - BECAUSE AS I SAID - IF YOU TURNED THE CAR OFF, IT WOULD ALL GO AWAY UNTIL THE NEXT RANDOM TIME IT HAPPENED. SO, AFTER 2 DAYS I PICKED THE VEHICLE UP FROM HIM. IT HAPPENED AGAIN 2 DAYS LATER. I TOOK IT TO AUTOZONE AND HAD THEM PLUG IT IN TO GET THE CODES OUT OF IT - BEFORE I TURNED IT OFF. I TOOK THE VEHICLE AND THE CODES TO MY MECHANIC. HE HAD THE CAR FOR A COUPLE DAYS AND WAS ABLE TO GET IT TO BEHAVE AS I DESCRIBED TO HIM. HE REPLACED THE THROTTLE BODY AND IT SEEMED TO FIX IT. WE TOOK IT ON A ROAD TRIP FOR 6,000 MILES AND THERE WAS NO PROBLEM. IT IS NOW JUST OVER 100,000 MILES AND THE WARRANTY HAS NOW EXPIRED. UNTIL NOW - WARRANTY HAS COVERED THE BULK OF THE COST. ABOUT 2 WEEKS AGO, THERE WAS ONE INSTANCE OF SURGING BUT NO OTHER SYMPTOMS OR LIGHTS. NOT SURE WHAT I PLAN TO DO FROM HERE EXCEPT PERHAPS WAIT UNTIL IT IS RECALLED?*KB

08/03/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/18/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THE VEHICLE WOULD SURGE INTERMITTENTLY WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT DID NOT INFORM THE DEALER OR MANUFACTURER OF THE FAILURE NOR WAS THE FAILURE DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 80,000. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE.

08/03/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 04/19/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02176G******
Summary

2006 FORD FREESTYLE, LUNGED FORWARD AT LOW SPEEDS MULTIPLE TIME FORM THE DATE OF INCIDENT. CURRENTLY, CAR WILL LUNG FORWARD AND STALL OUT. WARRANTY WILL NOT COVER PART REPLACEMENT.

08/03/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/15/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02116G******
Summary

AUTO-UP/DOWN FUNCTION IS ERRATIC. BATTERY WARNING LIGHT GOES OFF AND ON. SUDDEN ACCELERATION AT ANY SPEED. *KB

08/03/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

VEHICLE SURGES FORWARD IN LOW IDLE OR WHEN STOPPED. WILL HAPPEN ALSO IN REVERSE. SEEMS WORSE ON HOT DAYS OR WITH A/C RUNNING. SERVICE "WRENCH" LIGHT WILL COME ON AND CAR WILL ALMOST STOP RUNNING AND HAS STOPPED ON SOME OCCASIONS. *KB

08/02/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01116G******
Summary

I OWN A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE AND HAVE BEGUN TO NOTICE A SURGING/LUNGING OF THE VEHICLE WHILE THE A/C IS RUNNING. I'VE NOTICED THIS LUNGING MORE WHEN THE CAR HAS BEEN RUNNING FOR SOME TIME AND I AM DRIVING AND/OR REVERSING AT SLOW SPEEDS, LIKE IN A PARKING LOT. WHEN THIS HAPPENS, THE RPMS GO UP AND THE CAR SURGES EVEN WITH THE BRAKES BEING APPLIED. THIS SOUNDS LIKE A COMMON PROBLEM WITH THE THROTTLE BODY IN FREESTYLES. THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN DOING THIS CONSISTENTLY SINCE THE A/C HAS BEEN NEEDED. *KB

08/02/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02146G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE REVERSING WITH THE BRAKE DEPRESSED, THE VEHICLE LUNGED BACKWARD. THE FAILURE WAS ALSO EXPERIENCED WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS IN DRIVE AND CAUSED THE ENGINE LIGHT TO ILLUMINATE. AFTERWARDS, THE FAILURE WAS EXPERIENCED NUMEROUS TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHO DIAGNOSED THE THROTTLE BODY HAD FAILED. THE DEALER REPLACED THE THROTTLE BODY, BUT THE FAILURE WAS NOT CORRECTED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 36,500 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 47,000.

08/02/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 07/21/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK02176G******
Summary

AFTER RETURNING FROM THE FORD REPAIR CENTER, THE CAR LOST POWER IN THE ACCELERATOR. MY HUSBAND WAS UNABLE TO MAKE THE CAR MOVE FORWARD WHILE PRESSING ON THE GAS PEDAL. FORD CAME TO PICK UP THE VEHICLE AND WE WERE LATER TOLD THAT THE ENGINE WAS BLOWN AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. WE HAVE HAD THE CAR APPROXIMATELY SEVEN MONTHS AND HAVE DRIVEN IT FOR FOR LESS THAN 8,000 MILES.

08/02/2011
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 06/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02196G******
Summary

VEHICLE LUNGES FORWARD UNPREDICTABLY WHILE AIR CONDITIONING IS RUNNING. WHEN I TAKE MY FOOT OFF THE BRAKE, IT LUNGES FORWARD.

08/02/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/02/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK01136G******
Summary

WHEN STOPPING OR TAKING OFF CAR SURGES WHETHER YOUR BACKING UP OR AT A STOP LIGHT. THEY SAID IT WAS THE THROTTLE BODY,CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON WHEN STOPPED AT RED LIGHT CAN ONLY INCH FORWARD.

08/02/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK02146G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD SURGE FORWARD WITHOUT WARNING WITH THE BRAKES DEPRESSED. THE DEALER DID NOT OFFER ANY ASSISTANCE. THE MANUFACTURER HAD NOT BEEN NOTIFIED. THE VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN INSPECTED OR REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 47,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 47,000. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE. UPDATED 09/01/2011 *LN *TR

08/02/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01156G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE REVERSING OUT OF THE GARAGE AND DEPRESSING THE BRAKES, THE VEHICLE LUNGED BACKWARD. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FAILURE OCCURRED SEVERAL TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER, WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY WAS DEFECTIVE AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 72,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 72,908. UPDATED 09/14/11*LJ UPDATED 2/22/12 *CN

08/02/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/02/2011
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK02116G******
Summary

I HAVE A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE AND WHEN EVER I DRIVE IT, IT ACCELERATES WHEN YOUR STOPPED AT STOP SIGNS, TRAFFIC LIGHTS,COASTING THROUGH PARKING LOTS, ETC. I HAVE JUST RECENTLY HIT THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME WHILE WAITING AT A TRAFFIC LIGHT I WAS SLOWING DOWN TO STOP WHEN THE CAR ACCELERATED CAUSING THE CAR TO LUNGE FORWARD HITTING THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME BEFORE I HAD TIME TO STOP. THIS HAS BECOME VERY DANGEROUS. I TOOK IT TO A FORD DEALER WITH NO RESULTS. I CALLED THE FORD MFG. AND THEY TOLD ME THEY WERE AWARE OF THE PROBLEM BUT NOTHING WAS BEING DONE ABOUT IT. I HAVE ASK SEVERAL OWNERS OF THE FREESTYLE ABOUT THIS AND THEY SAID THEY WERE HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM. I HAVE CHECKED ON THE INTERNET AND FOUND COMPLAINT AFTER COMPLAINT ABOUT THIS PROBLEM AND THE HIGH COST OF TRYING TO FIX IT. I HAVE WENT TO SEVERAL REPAIR SHOPS WITH NO GUARANTEES. THE FORD DEALER I TOOK IT TO CHARGED ME $140.00 THEN TOLD ME THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE CAR. I FEEL THIS SHOULD BE SOMETHING THE FORD MOTOR CO. SHOULD BE RECALLING. THANK YOU. *KB

08/01/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02166G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD SURGE WHILE IN DRIVE OR REVERSE. THE FAILURE BECAME PROGRESSIVELY WORSE AND THE VEHICLE WOULD INTERMITTENTLY STALL WHEN THE BRAKES WERE APPLIED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A REPAIR SHOP, WHERE THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 67,000. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 69,000. UPDATED 09/27/11 *BF THE CONSUMER STATED THE VEHICLE IS NOW FULLY OPERATIONAL. UPDATED 10/05/11

08/01/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/22/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06156G******
Summary

2006 FORD FREESTYLE LUNGING STARTED ABOUT 2 MONTHS AGO. IT HAPPENS OFTEN, THOUGHT IT WAS JUST WHEN I RAN THE AIR CONDITIONER BUT IT IS HAPPENING ALL THE TIME NOW. IT WILL HAPPEN WHEN THE CAR IS GOING FORWARD AND IN REVERSE AND SOMETIMES IT WILL DIE ON ME. I'VE ALREADY HEARD OF THIS PROBLEM BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR 1 INJURY AND I'M AFRAID IT COULD CONTINUE TO HAPPEN TO OTHER FREESTYLE OWNERS INCLUDING MYSELF. I SHOULD NOT HAVE TO PAY FOR THIS PROBLEM. FORD NEEDS TO OWN UP TO THE FACT THAT THIS IS THEIR FAULT AND RECALL ALL FREESTYLES MADE WITHIN 2006-2007. AS I AM RESEARCHING THIS PROBLEM WITH THE FREESTYLE I AM BECOMING AWARE THAT FORD HAS KNOWN ABOUT THIS ISSUE FOR SOME TIME NOW AND HAVE NOT DONE ANYTHING ABOUT IT. IF THIS IS HOW THEY ARE GOING TO MAKE VEHICLES AND TREAT THEIR CUSTOMERS THEN I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT MOST OF THEIR COSTUMERS WILL CHOOSE TO GO ELSEWHERE WITH THEIR BUSINESS, INCLUDING MYSELF! THEY NEED TO RECALL THIS MODEL AND FIX IT!!!! I AM AT 65,000 MILE'S AND THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE TO ME AND EVERY OTHER OWNER OUT THERE.!!! PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS MESS. *KB

08/01/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/01/2011
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK04106G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE DRIVING REVERSE WITH THE BRAKE PEDAL DEPRESSED, THE VEHICLE UNEXPECTEDLY LUNGED FORWARD WITH AN ILLUMINATION OF THE ENGINE WARNING INDICATOR. THE VEHICLE FAILED TO STOP AND CRASHED INTO AN UNOCCUPIED PARKED VEHICLE. THERE WAS NO PERSONAL INJURY AND NO POLICE REPORT FILED. THE REAR BUMPER SUSTAINED A HOLE AND WOULD NEED TO BE REPLACED. THE FAILURE OCCURRED WHENEVER COMING TO A COMPLETE STOP OR ENGAGING IN A SHARP TURN WITH THE ACTIVATION OF THE AIR CONDITIONER. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE UNINTENDED ACCELERATION. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 90,000.

08/01/2011
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 04/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK02126G******
Summary

THIS VEHICLE UNEXPECTEDLY SURGES FORWARD WHEN AT A STOP AND WHEN IDLING. EVEN WITH YOUR FOOT ON THE BRAKE THE CAR CAN STILL LUNGE FORWARD FIVE TO TEN FEET. THIS SEEMS TO BE AN INTERMITTENT PROBLEM BUT HAS HAPPENED MANY TIMES. THIS IS A SERIOUS SAFETY ISSUE THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED RIGHT AWAY BEFORE SOMEBODY GETS INJURED. I AM EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED IN FORD MOTOR COMPANY FOR NOT ADDRESSING THIS ISSUE YET. IT IS PUBLIC RECORD THAT THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM WITH THIS VEHICLE. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE A RECALL ISSUED IMMEDIATELY.

08/01/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/14/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK04116G******
Summary

2006 FORD FREESTYLE HAS EXPERIENCED THE 'LUNGING' WHEN BACKING OR PARKING AT SLOW OR NO SPEED WITHOUT FOOT ON THE ACCELERATOR AS NOTED IN NHTSA COMPLAINT PE11018. THIS HAS HAPPENED INTERMITTENTLY SINCE THE VEHICLE WAS PURCHASED USED IN 2008 WITH AROUND 58,000 MILES ON IT. CALL TO DEALER AT THE TIME WAS MEET WITH SKEPTICISM, NOT HEARD OF SUCH PROBLEM. NO TROUBLE CODES WERE GENERATED. INTERNET RESEARCH REVEALED MANY WERE HAVING THIS PROBLEM, SOMETIMES CURED WITH A EXPENSIVE THROTTLE BODY REPLACEMENT OR SOME OTHER FIX, BUT MANY TIMES NOT. CURRENTLY HAS 103,000 MILES AND STILL HAS INTERMITTENT 'LUNGING'. HAVE NOTICED THAT IT SEEMS TO HAPPEN MORE FREQUENTLY DURING HOT WEATHER, 90+ DEGREES, A/C ON FULL BLAST, STEERING WHEEL TURNED AND JUST CHANGED GEARS. ENGINE SEEMS TO BE HAVING TROUBLE CONTROLLING THE IDLE SPEED WITH THE ENGINE LOADS AND THEN OVER CORRECTS, CREATING 'LUNGING', REQUIRING VERY FIRM PRESSURE ON BRAKE TO HOLD CAR BACK. THESE MORE FREQUENT, SMALL 'LUNGING' INCIDENTS, DO NOT TRIGGER ANY ERRORS OR LIGHTS, OTHERWISE DRIVES NORMAL. ON MAYBE 3 OR 4 OCCASIONS, THE CAR WOULD ALTERNATE BETWEEN ALMOST DYING AND OVER-REVVING TO CONTROL IDLE SEVERAL TIMES VERY QUICKLY AND THEN A BUNCH OF WARNING LIGHTS WOULD FLASH AND THEN THE 'WRENCH' WOULD COME ON AND CAR WOULD BARELY ACCELERATE OR GO MORE THAN 20 MPH EVEN IF FLOORED. AS FOUND ON THE INTERNET, IF PULLED OVER AND CAR TURNED CAR OFF, WAITED A MINUTE AND RESTARTED, CAR WOULD BE FINE, AS IF NOTHING EVER HAPPENED, INCLUDING NO ERROR CODES WHEN SCANNED AFTERWARDS. ASIDE FROM THIS ISSUE, WE THOROUGHLY ENJOY THE OUR VERSATILE FREESTYLE, BUT DESIRE SOME FIRM RESOLUTION TO ELIMINATE THIS ISSUE, SO IT CAN BE ENJOYED WITHOUT WORRYING ABOUT WHEN THE LUNGING WILL REAR ITS HEAD HOPE YOU CAN PRESS THE BRAKES HARD ENOUGH TO PREVENT AN ACCIDENT.

08/01/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/31/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK05186G******
Summary

ON 7/31/2011, VEHICLE WAS IN PARK WITH A/C RUNNING. UPON PUTTING INTO REVERSE, VEHICLE LUNGED BACKWARDS, APPROXIMATELY 10 FT., WHILE BRAKE WAS STILL DEPRESSED. PUSHING HARD ON BRAKE STOPPED THE VEHICLE'S MOVEMENT AND THE ENGINE STALLED. WEATHER CONDITIONS WERE DRY AND APPROXIMATELY 87 DEGREES. OVER SEVERAL DAYS LEADING UP TO 7/31/2011, VEHICLE OCCASIONALLY WOULD ACCELERATE ITSELF WHEN AT SLOW FORWARD SPEED (LESS THAN 15 MPH) WITH BRAKE DEPRESSED. TACHOMETER CONFIRMED ACCELERATION (APPROX. 1700 RPM, NORMAL FOR VEHICLE IS LESS THAN 1000 RPM) WHICH COULD BE STOPPED BY PRESSING HARD ON BRAKE. AFTER DEPRESSING BRAKE AND VEHICLE COMING TO A STOP, NORMAL RPM WOULD RESUME. WEATHER CONDITIONS WERE DRY AND APPROXIMATELY 95 TO 100 DEGREES. THIS PROBLEM SEEMS TO OCCUR MAINLY AT LOW SPEEDS IN PARKING LOTS. IT APPEARS TO BE THE SAME PROBLEM REPORTED BY OTHER FREESTYLE OWNERS UNDER INVESTIGATION # PE11018.

07/31/2011
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 07/30/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK02136G******
Summary

THE VEHICLE LURCHES FORWARD WHEN AT LOW SPEED AND ALSO WHILE BACKING UP WITHOUT DRIVER ASSISTING. THIS SUDDEN ACCELARATION IS UNPREDICTABLE. I JUST PURCHASED THE VEHICLE A DAY AGO AND NOW I'M STUCK WITH IT. EVERY TIME I AM BACKING OUT OF THE PARKING AREA IT ACCELERATES SUDDENLY AND I HAVE TO MAKE SURE MY FOOT IS ON THE BREAK TO STOP THE CAR BEFORE IT HITS SOMETHING OR SOMEONE. THE SAME THING HAPPENS WHEN I PUT THE CAR ON DRIVE AFTER BACKING UP. IT WILL LURCH FORWARD ON ITS OWN.

07/31/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/15/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01106G******
Summary

DURING WARMER MONTHS, WHILE USING THE AC, THE VEHICLE WILL SURGE 20+ MPH WITHOUT THE GAS PEDAL BEING PRESSED. THE CAR SURGES FORWARD WHILE IDLED, OR AT A RED LIGHT. ALSO SURGES WHEN REVERSING. THE CAR WILL SURGE AND THEN NOT DRIVE ANY FASTER THAN 25 MPH ON THE FREEWAY. MECHANIC SAID IT WAS THE THROTTLE BODY. GOING TO COST ME $900+. *TR

07/30/2011
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/27/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK05106G******
Summary

2006 FORD FREESTYLE LUNGS FORWARD OR REVERSE WHEN CAR IS PUT IN DRIVE OR REVERSE AND BRAKE IR RELEASED IT WILL SET A ORANGE WRENCH INDICATOR THAT CAN BE RESET BY SHUTTING OFF CAR THIS IS VERY DANGEROUS IN PARKING LOTS HAVE NEARLY HIT OTHER CARS. *TR

07/30/2011
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 07/23/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01106G******
Summary

WAS A VERY HOT DAY (100+ DEGREES) SITTING IN TRAFFIC WITH AC ON. CAR SUDDENLY LUNGE FORWARD. HAPPENED SEVERAL TIMES WITHIN AN HOUR. I BOUGHT THE CAR USED IN MAY, AND THIS IS THE ONLY TIME IT HAS HAPPENED. (2006 FORD FREESTYLE). *TR

07/30/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/19/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK02186G******
Summary

DURING THE PAST MONTH ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS THE CAR ACCELERATED UNEXPECTEDLY, TO THE POINT OF HAVING TO HOLD THE BRAKE. CAR STALLED IN TRAFFIC WHEN STARTING FROM A RED LIGHT, CANNOT ACCELERATE OVER 30MPH. THE DASHBOARD WRENCH AND CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. WHEN THE GARAGE CHECKED THEY GOT AN ERROR CODE FOR THE THROTTLE VALVE, WRENCH LIGHT WAS ON. PROBLEM SEEMS TO BE WORSE WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES OUTSIDE, (85-100 F).THIS ISSUE HAPPENS WITH NO WARNING! WHY IS THERE NO RECALL!! THIS IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION. *TR

07/30/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/01/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02156G******
Summary

OUR 2006 FREESTYLE WAS PURCHASED IN 2008 AND HAD NO ISSUES FOR THE FIRST YEAR,HOWEVER, AFTER THAT WE STARTED HAVING PROBLEMS WITH IT. THE ENGINE WILL RACE AND THE VEHICLE WILL LUNGE FORWARD OR BACKWARD, DEPENDING ON WHETHER IT IS IN A FORWARD GEAR OR REVERSE, YOU MUST HAVE YOUR FOOT ON THE BRAKE ANYTIME YOU PUT THE VEHICLE IN GEAR. WHILE THIS MOSTLY HAPPENS WHEN YOU ARE ENTERING OR EXITING A PARKING SPACE, IT HAS ALSO OCCURRED WHILE STOPPED AT A LIGHT OR WAITING TO PULL ONTO THE HIGHWAY. QUITE OFTEN THE VEHICLE WILL EVEN DIE WHEN THE BRAKES ARE APPLIED WHEN THE VEHICLE LUNGES WHILE IN THE PROCESS OF BACKING OUT OF A PARKING SPACE. SOMETIMES WHEN THIS HAPPENS THE WRENCH AND SERVICE ENGINE LIGHTS WILL COME ON, AFTER TIME THEY WILL GO OFF. OCCASIONALLY AFTER THIS HAPPENS THE VEHICLE WILL SEEM TO HAVE LOST SOME OF IT'S POWER AND WILL NOT ACCELERATE NORMALLY, SOMETIMES PULLING OFF OF THE ROAD AND RESTARTING THE ENGINE WILL CAUSE IT TO RUN CORRECTLY. THE VEHICLE HAD LESS THAN 50,000 MILES ON IT WHEN IT STARTED ACTING UP AND NOW HAS OVER 100,000 MILES AND IS STILL HAVING THESE PROBLEMS, SO I DON'T THINK THE MILEAGE ACTUALLY HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT. WE HAVE NOT SEEN WHERE THE TEMPERATURE OUTSIDE OR WHETHER THE A/C IS ON HAS ANY EFFECT ON THIS PROBLEM. AFTER LOOKING ON THIS SITE AND SEEING THAT THE FIRST COMPLAINT OF THIS PROBLEM WAS WRITTEN IN 2008 IT JUST AMAZES ME THAT NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE ABOUT THIS ISSUE! THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS PROBLEM AND SOMETHING SHOULD BE DONE ABOUT IT, HAD WE KNOWN THIS WAS A PROBLEM BEFORE WE PURCHASED OUR VEHICLE, WITH CERTAINTY WE WOULD NOT HAVE ENDANGERED OUR FAMILY'S SAFETY AS WELL AS THAT OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC BY PURCHASING THIS VEHICLE. *TR

07/30/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/29/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK04166G******
Summary

2006 FORD FREESTYLE W/ APPROX. 40,000 MILES. APPROX. 5 INSTANCES (SO FAR) OF THE CAR LUNGING WHEN IN REVERSE, THEN LOSES POWER WHEN SHIFTED INTO DRIVE. THE "WRENCH" LIGHT COMES ON AND THE A/C STOPS WORKING. THIS HAS SEEMED TO CORRECT ITSELF WHEN THE CAR IS SHUT OFF AND ALLOWED TO SIT FOR A FEW MINUTES. IT ALSO HAS STARTED SLIGHTLY LUNGING RANDOMLY WHEN IN DRIVE. *TR

07/30/2011
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Incident Date: 07/18/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02156G******
Summary

MY MOM OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. IT HAD A THROTTLE BODY FAILURE THAT COST HER $835 TO REPLACE ON 7-21-2011. THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS!!!! IT'S UNDERSTANDABLE THAT MECHANICAL THINGS WILL FAIL BUT THIS IS AN OBVIOUS SAFETY ISSUE. THE CAR BEGAN TO "SURGE" AND LURCH FORWARD, MAINLY WHEN PARKING. MY MOM ACTUALLY BUMPED THE FRONT OF THE CAR PORT!!! THE VEHICLE ALSO DIED MULTIPLE TIMES WHILE SITTING AT RED LIGHTS OVER THE COURSE OF ABOUT 3 WEEKS... WHEN SHE NEEDED TO TAKE OFF, IT STALLED AND WOULD NOT ACCELERATE... THIS IS AN EXTREME SAFETY HAZARD AND FORD NEEDS TO MAKE THIS RIGHT! REIMBURSE MY MOM! SHE'S ON A FIXED INCOME AND CAN'T AFFORD TO PAY FOR FORD'S MISTAKES, NOT TO MENTION SHE COULD HAVE HAD AN ACCIDENT CAUSING DAMAGE TO HER VEHICLE OR SOMEONE ELSE, OR WORSE YET PERSONAL INJURY TO HER OR SOMEONE ELSE!!!!!! DO THE RIGHT THING... STEP UP AN RECALL THIS THROTTLE BODY... THERE IS ALREADY A TSB OUT ON IT.. (05-25-13) SO IT'S A KNOWN ISSUE. WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO GET THIS FIXED?... DOES SOMEONE HAVE TO GET HURT OR KILLED???? *TR

07/29/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/23/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06126G******
Summary

I OWN A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE AND AS I WAS IN RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC ON A VERY HOT DAY WITH THE A/C ON, MY CAR SUDDENLY LUNGED FORWARD AND I HAD TO SLAM ON BREAKS TO PREVENT A REAR END COLLISION WITH THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME. THE CAR THEN SHUT OFF AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT AND WRENCH LIGHT WENT ON. I HAVE TAKEN THE CAR TO A LOCAL MECHANIC FOR DIAGNOSTIC AND RECEIVED CODE FOR A FAULTY THROTTLE BODY. THIS DID NOT SURPRISE ME AS I HAVE HEARD OF THIS PROBLEM FROM OTHER FREESTYLE OWNERS ON EDMONDS WEBSITE. MY CAR HAS 59,000 MILES. THIS A DANGEROUS SITUATION AND THIS CAR SHOULD BE RECALLED FOR THIS! *TR

07/29/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/22/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK05146G******
Summary

I WAS BACKING OUT OF A PARKING PLACE WHEN MY FREESTYLE LUNGED BACKWARD, NARROWLY MISSING PEOPLE WALKING. THE RED 'WRENCH' LIGHT CAME ON INDICATING THERE WAS AN ENGINE PROBLEM. THE MOTOR RAN VERY ROUGH BUT WE DID GET TO OUR DESTINATION. I REMEMBER READING AN ARTICLE REGARDING THIS ISSUE WITH THE FREESTYLE, LUNGING FORWARD OR BACKWARD. I RESEARCHED THIS AND CONCLUDED MANY OTHER FREESTYLE OWNERS HAVE HAD THE SAME PROBLEM. WE DID HAVE THIS PROBLEM CORRECTED AT A HEFTY PRICE OF $700.00. HOPEFULLY, THE FORD MOTOR COMPANY WILL RECALL THESE FREESTYLES BEFORE A FATAL ACCIDENT OCCURS.

07/29/2011
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Incident Date: 06/15/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02146G******
Summary

VEHICLE LUNGES AT A STOP OR AT LOW SPEEDS (UNDER 5MPH). PROBLEM SEEMS TO BE WORSE WITH EXTREME TEMPS. OUTSIDE (0-30 F. & 85-100 F). VEHICLE WILL SOMETIMES STALL WHEN THIS OCCURS AND BRAKE IS APPLIED TO STOP VEHICLE. THERE IS NO INDICATION WHEN THIS WILL HAPPEN. PROBLEM SEEMS TO COME AND GO RANDOMLY.

07/29/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/28/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01136G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING IN REVERSE THE VEHICLE LUNGED BACKWARDS AND STALLED. WHILE THE AIR CONDITIONER WAS ON THE THROTTLE OPENED CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO LUNGE. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE TO HIS RESIDENCE. THE CONTACT DID NOT TAKE THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE CONTACT STATED THE VEHICLE WAS UNSAFE TO DRIVE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 68,000. UPDATED 08/17/11*BF UPDATED 08/24/11

07/29/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/21/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK05126G******
Summary

MY 06 FORD FREESTYLE HAS BEEN LUNGING FORWARD FOR OVER A YEAR VERY SPARATICALLY. THIS PAST WEEK IT HAS BEEN DOING IT DAILY (SOMETIMES 2-3 TIMES A DAY) AND THE CAR JUST SHUT OFF TWICE IN NYC TRAFFIC. WHEN THE GARAGE CHECKED IT THEY JUST GOT AN ERROR CODE (THE THROTTLE CONTROL/TRANSMISSION LIGHT WAS ON). TODAY AT GROCERY STORE THE CAR ALMOST LUNGED RIGHT INTO A WOMEN. *TR

07/29/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/21/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06186G******
Summary

WHEN BACKING 2006 FORD FREESTYLE LTD AWD, APPROXIMATE MILEAGE 58,100, INTO A DRIVEWAY AT A SPEED OF APPROXIMATELY 5 MPH, WITH VEHICLE A/C RUNNING, VEHICLE SPEED SUDDENLY INCREASED WITHOUT WARNING & WITHOUT DRIVER PRESSING ON ACCELERATOR PEDAL. WAS ABLE TO STOP VEHICLE BY USING BRAKE PEDAL. VEHICLE SPEED INCREASE COULD BE DESCRIBED AS A 'SURGE' OR 'LUNGE.' ENGINE MALFUNCTION LIGHT CAME ON & STAYED LIT. PROBLEM REPEATED WHEN BACKING INTO ANOTHER DRIVEWAY. TOOK VEHICLE TO FORD DEALERSHIP FOR REPAIRS. REPAIR DESCRIPTION: DIAG TESTS, REPLACE ELECTRONIC THROTTLE BODY ASSY PER CODE P2106 P016B, REPROGRAM PCM WITH FORDS LATEST RUNNING CALIBRATIONS AND RETEST TO VERIFY REPAIRS. PROBLEM WAS REPAIRED AT A COST OF APPROXIMATELY $960.

07/28/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 01/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK061X6G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE REVERSING AND ATTEMPTING TO PARK THE VEHICLE WITH THE BRAKES ENGAGED, THE VEHICLE SURGED FORWARD. THE GEAR WAS THEN SHIFTED INTO DRIVE AND THE VEHICLE STALLED. THE FAILURE WAS EXPERIENCED NUMEROUS TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER WHERE THEY WERE UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE FAILURE, BUT THE MASS AIR FLOW SENSOR WAS REPLACED. THE FAILURE CONTINUED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN BACK FOR ADDITIONAL REPAIRS. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 80,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 102,000. UPDATED 8/29/11 *CN SINCE THE INITIAL RECALL, THE THROTTLE BODY WAS CLEANED. UPDATED 10/03/11

07/28/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/24/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

THE ENGINE SURGES ALL THE TIME, AND IF THE BRAKE PEDAL IS NOT FIRMLY STEPPED ON, THE VEHICLE WILL LURCH FORWARD 6 TO 12 INCHES. THIS WEEK THE ENGINE SURGED TWICE WHILE BACKING OUT OF MY DRIVEWAY, THEN ONCE AGAIN AFTER SHIFTING INTO DRIVE, THEN THE ENGINE STALLED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD. FORD DIAGNOSED IT AS THE THROTTLE BODY NEEDING REPLACEMENT, BUT IT IS NOT COVERED UNDER THE EXTENDED WARRANTY AND WILL COST $805 TO REPLACE IT. THIS HAS BEEN A KNOWN PROBLEM TO FORD FOR SEVERAL YEARS. *TR

07/28/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Incident Date: 07/23/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01106G******
Summary

CAR ACCELERATED UNEXPECTEDLY, TO THE POINT OF HAVING TO HOLD THE BRAKE WHILE THE TIRES WERE STILL SPINNING IN THE GRAVEL. AFTER THIS THE DASHBOARD WRENCH AND CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. CAR ALSO STOPPED WHILE IN TRAFFIC SEVERAL TIMES. AFTER TAKING CAR TO FORD DEALERSHIP FOR SERVICE, WE WERE TOLD THE THROTTLE BODY WAS MALFUNCTIONING AND CAUSED THIS PROBLEM. WHILE THE CAR IS STILL UNDER WARRANTY WE WERE ADVISED THIS PART WAS NOT COVERED UNDER THE WARRANTY AT A COST OF $700.00 TO US. WE HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH THE DEALERSHIP, OUR PROBLEM IS WITH FORD MOTOR COMPANY. WHY IS THERE NO RECALL!! THIS IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION.

07/28/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/26/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01156G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHENEVER THE AIR CONDITIONER WAS ACTIVATED, THE VEHICLE WOULD LUNGE FORWARD OR BACKWARD, DEPENDING ON WHETHER THE VEHICLE WAS IN DRIVE OR REVERSE. ON ONE OCCASION, THE VEHICLE LUNGED FORWARD AND NEARLY CRASHED. THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL AND THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY WAS FAULTY. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND ADVISED THE CONTACT TO TAKE THE VEHICLE TO A DEALER. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 75,000. UPDATED 08/15/11 *BF UPDATED 08/24/11

07/28/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/30/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK02196G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD SUDDENLY ACCELERATE WHILE THE BRAKES WERE DEPRESSED OR WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS SITTING IDLE. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER TWO YEARS AGO WHERE THE THROTTLE BODY WAS REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN BACK TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER WHERE THEY WERE UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 94,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 152,000. FORD HAS SENSE BEEN NOTIFIED. GETS WORSE THE HOTTER THE TEMP OUTSIDE GETS. UPDATED 09/29/2011 *LN *TR

07/28/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 04/14/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK03176G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD LUNGE FORWARD OR BACKWARD, DEPENDING ON WHETHER IT WAS IN DRIVE OR REVERSE. AN AUTHORIZED DEALER WAS NOTIFIED AND STATED THAT THERE WERE NO RECALLS RELATED TO THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 58,000. UPDATED 08/31/11*LJ UPDATED 2/21/12 *CN

07/28/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK021X6G******
Summary

VEHICLE LUNGES FORWARD WHEN AT A STOP WITH FOOT ON BRAKE. ALSO HAPPENS WHEN GOING INTO A PARKING SPACE IN FORWARD AND WHEN BACKING OUT IN REVERSE. THIS HAPPENED A FEW TIMES LAST SUMMER. NEVER HAPPENED ALL WINTER. NOW HAS BEEN DOING IT REGULARLY THIS SUMMER. THE CLOSEST WE CAME TO AN ACCIDENT WAS IN OUR GARAGE. BARELY GOT IT STOPPED BEFORE HITTING THE WALL. MY SON AND A FRIEND HAS THE SAME VEHICLE AND BOTH OF THEM DOES IT ALSO. I DON'T KNOW WHAT COMPONENT IS INVOLVED FOR SURE. I EXPLAINED THE SYMPTOMS TO MY SERVICE ADVISOR AT MY FORD DEALER HE SAID IT COULD BE THE THROTTLE BODY WHICH WOULD BE ABOUT $800 REPAIR. I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO HOLD OUT TO SEE IF THERE WOULD BE A RECALL.

07/27/2011
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 04/04/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01166G******
Summary

THE VEHICLE SOMETIMES ACCELERATES WHEN THE VEHICLE IS IN A STOPPED POSITION. IF THE BRAKE IS NOT PRESSED IT WILL LUNGE FORWARD. I HAVE NOTICED THAT IT APPEARS TO HAPPEN WHEN THE STEERING WHEEL IS TURNED IN EITHER DIRECTION.

07/27/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/25/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK05176G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STARTED THE IGNITION AND WHILE SLIGHTLY TURNING THE STEERING WHEEL AND APPLYING THE BRAKE PEDAL, THE VEHICLE UNEXPECTEDLY LUNGED FORWARD. ALSO, THERE WAS AN ABNORMAL INCREASE IN ENGINE RPMS. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER WHERE THE THROTTLE BODY WAS REPLACED. THE ACCELERATION PROBLEM WAS A CONTINUOUS FAILURE WHICH RECURRED WHENEVER THE VEHICLE WAS IN OPERATION. THE VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE DEFECT. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 134,000.

07/27/2011
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Incident Date: 06/12/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK05156G******
Summary

WHEN I RUN MY A/C IN MY 2006 FORD FREESTYLE AND WILL BE TRYING TO BACK UP MY CAR WILL SHUT OFF AND MY CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WILL COME ON. TODAY WHILE DRIVING FORWARD MY CAR SPUTTERED AND THE ORANGE WRENCH LIGHT CAME ON. ONCE I STOPPED I TURNED OFF THE CAR AND IT TURNED BACK ON AND THE LIGHTS STAYED OFF. I DROVE HOME WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS BUT I WAS NOT USING THE A/C. I ONLY NOTICE IT WHEN I DRIVE WITH THE A/C ON WHICH IT IS SUMMER SO IT HAS BEEN HAPPENING QUITE FREQUENTLY. SOMETIMES WHEN I AM DRIVING THROUGH TOWN WITH STOP LIGHTS IT WILL LURCH FORWARD AND I AM AFRAID I AM GOING TO HIT THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME OR EVEN SOMEONE WALKING IN FRONT OF ME. I TOOK THE CAR TO WALMART WITH THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON BEFORE WHILE GETTING MY OIL CHANGED AND THEY RECOMMENDED ME TO USE FUEL INJECTION CLEANER AND IT SEEMS TO MAKE THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT GO OFF BUT DOES NOT HELP MY BACKING UP AND SHUTTING OFF PROBLEM OR MY GOING FORWARD AND THE CAR LURCHING. I AM AFRAID THAT DRIVING WITH 4 CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 10 THAT SOMETHING WILL HAPPEN WITH THEM IN THE CAR. *TR

07/26/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 04/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK04186G******
Summary

2006 FORD FREESTYLE LURCHES WHEN COMING TO A STOP OR DEPARTING FROM A STOP. TO PREVENT THE CAR FROM INVOLUNTARILY MOVING, HEAVY BRAKE PRESSURE IS REQUIRED. THESE EVENTS STARTED IN APRIL 2011 WHEN VEHICLE HAD APPROXIMATELY 97,000 MILES ON IT (26 JULY 2011 ODOMETER READING 99,150 MILES). SYMPTOMS OCCUR EVERY TIME THE VEHICLE IS PUT INTO REVERSE; LESS FREQUENT WHEN IN FORWARD GEARS. *TR

07/26/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/30/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK04126G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE ATTEMPTING TO PARK AT 2 MPH, THE BRAKES WERE APPLIED AND THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY ACCELERATED FOR SIX FEET WITHOUT WARNING. THE FAILURE OCCURRED ON SIX DIFFERENT OCCASIONS. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER WHERE THEY WERE UNABLE TO DUPLICATE THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 91,000.

07/26/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/27/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK011X6G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD SURGE FORWARD OR BACKWARD, IF YOU WERE IN DRIVE OR REVERSE, WHEN PRESSURE WAS RELEASED FROM THE BRAKE PEDAL. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO HAVE THE FAILURE DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS ALSO NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 104,679.

07/26/2011
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 01/01/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02106G******
Summary

AT LOW SPEED 0-5 MPH +/- VEHICLE WILL SUDDENLY SURGE. THIS CAN OCCUR WHEN MOVING FORWARD, BUT MOST OFTEN OCCURS WHEN VEHICLE IS IN REVERSE, AS IN BACKING INTO A PARKING SPACE. THE SURGE IS VERY EVIDENT -- THE ENGINE REVS AND THE VEHICLE SPEEDS UP. THIS WILL OCCUR REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE ACCELERATOR OR BRAKE PEDALS ARE DEPRESSED. THERE IS NO EVIDENT CORRELATION BETWEEN THE SURGE AND OTHER ACTIVITIES SUCH AS AIR CONDITIONER USE, WEATHER CONDITIONS, ETC. HOWEVER, THERE DOES SEEM TO A BE A CORRELATION WITH THE VEHICLE'S DIRECTION OF TRAVEL AND, POSSIBLY, ENGINE TEMP. MY OBSERVATION IS THAT THE SURGE ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY OCCURS 1) WHEN THE VEHICLE IS IN REVERSE; 2) AT LOW SPEED OR IDLE; AND 3) AFTER THE ENGINE WARMS.

07/26/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/12/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

VEHICLE ACCELERATES WHEN THE AIR CONDITIONER IS ON. IT ACCELERATES ON ITS OWN AND THERE HAVE BEEN A FEW OCCASIONS WHEN I HAVE ALMOST REAR-ENDED PEOPLE. I NOW KNOW THAT I HAVE TO STAY MORE THAN THE USUAL DISTANCE FROM THE CAR AHEAD OF ME, IN ORDER TO AVOID A COLLISION. THIS HAPPENS ALL THE TIME WHEN THE AIR CONDITIONER IS ON. THIS IS NOT AN OCCASIONAL OCCURRENCE. AT TIMES, IT ALSO SEEMS LIKE THE CAR IS GOING TO STALE OUT. I HAVE NOT TAKEN IT TO THE DEALERSHIP OR TO A REPAIR SHOP, DUE TO A LACK OF FUNDS TO TRY TO DIAGNOSE AND CORRECT THE ISSUE. *TR

07/26/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 07/23/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK061X6G******
Summary

2006 FORD FREESTYLE LUNGING FORWARD. *TR

07/25/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 07/25/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

THE CAR HAS BEEN HAVING A HIGHLY IRREGULAR IDLE AND HAS BEEN LURCHING/SURGING FORWARD AT LOW SPEEDS WHEN SHIFTING INTO GEAR (BOTH FORWARD AND REVERSE). THIS STARTED OCCURRING ABOUT A MONTH AGO AND HAS BEEN FAIRLY CONSISTENT SINCE THAT TIME. *TR

07/25/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/21/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02156G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE SWITCHING THE GEAR SHIFT FROM PARK TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY LUNGED FORWARD. THE CONTACT HAD TO APPLY EXCESSIVE FORCE TO THE BRAKE PEDAL IN ORDER TO STOP THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE ALSO LUNGED FORWARD AND STALLED WHEN MAKING A LEFT OR RIGHT TURN. THE ENGINE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL INTERMITTENTLY. THE CONTACT STATED THE FAILURE OCCURRED MORE FREQUENTLY WHEN THE AIR CONDITIONER WAS ACTIVATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE TECHNICIAN STATED THE ECM NEEDED TO BE UPDATED. THE ECM WAS REPROGRAMMED AND THE FAILURE RECURRED A MONTH LATER. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THERE WAS AN OPEN INVESTIGATION UNDER NHTSA ACTION NUMBER: PE11018 (VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL) THAT MAY BE RELATED TO THE FAILURE. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 50,000. UPDATED 08/31/11*LJ THE CONSUMER ALSO STATED THE SUDDEN ACCELERATION HAPPENED WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS IN PUT IN RVERESE. UPDATED 09/07/11

07/25/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/12/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK01196G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING INTO A CAR WASH THE VEHICLE SURGED FORWARD ALMOST HITTING A PEDESTRIAN. THE CONTACT STATED THE FAILURE OCCURRED TWO DOZEN TIMES. THE AIR CONDITIONER WAS IN USE WHEN THE VEHICLE SURGED FORWARD. THE CONTACT HAD NOT TAKEN THE VEHICLE TO A DEALER OR CALLED THE MANUFACTURER BUT STATED THERE WERE NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS REGARDING SURGING FOR HIS YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 68,000.

07/25/2011
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 07/22/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK06156G******
Summary

I HAVE A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE I PULLED OFF THE INTERSTATE STOPPED AT A STOP SIGN WHEN I WENT TO PULL AWAY THE CAR LUNGED FORWARD ALMOST HITTING ANOTHER CAR AND DIED 3 TIMES THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. I WENT TO PULL BACK ON THE INTERSTATE AND HAD NO POWER HAD MY FOOT TO THE FLOOR AND COULD BARELY GET TO 30 MPH. I AM AN AUTOMOTIVE TECH TOOK THE CAR TO WORK AND PULLED THE CODES PO61B INTERNAL CONTROL TORQUE CALCULATION AND P2106 THROTTLE CONTROL SYSTEM. AFTER RESEARCHING THE CODES I FOUND THAT ALOT OF PEOPLE HAVE EXPERIENCED THE SAME PROBLEM WITH THE SAME CODES AND HAD TO REPLACE THE THROTTLE BODY. I AM REPLACING THE THROTTLE BODY BUT REALIZE THIS IS A COMMON AND DANGEROUS PROBLEM THAT FORD IS NOT TAKING CARE OF OR EVEN ACKNOWLEDGING THERE IS A PROBLEM. KNOWING THAT THE THROTTLE BODIES WERE ON BACK ORDER NOT LONG AGO MEANS TO ME THEY ARE IN BIG DEMAND SO THERE MUST BE A PROBLEM. *TR

07/25/2011
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE,POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/24/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01176G******
Summary

FIRST SIGN WAS WHEN LEAVING A MALL PARKING SPACE; PLACED CAR INTO REVERSE TO BACK UP, MOTOR SURGED AND CAR LEAPED BACKWARDS UNEXPECTEDLY NEARLY STRIKING A PASSING CAR AND PEDESTRIANS. PUT TRANSMISSION INTO'D' TO PULL BACK INTO SPACE AND TRANSMISSION DASH INDICATOR ILLUMINATED AND THE CAR DIED. VARIOUS ITERATIONS OF RESTARTING THE ENGINE, PUTTING THE CAR IN GEAR AND THEN EITHER SURGING UNDER FULL POWER OR DYING UNTIL WE GOT TO AN AUTO PARTS STORE TO SEE IF THEY COULD READ ANY CODES FOR THE PROBLEM. THE SHOP WAS VERY NICE BUT UNABLE TO DETERMINE ANYTHING CONCLUSIVE SO WE LIMPED ALONG TO THE NEAREST FORD DEALERSHIP WHERE WE LEARNED THE THROTTLEBODY HAD FAILED. *TR

07/25/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/24/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK02146G******
Summary

WHILE DRIVING INTO A DRIVEWAY, MY 2006 FORD FREESTYLE, SUDDENLY REVVED AND LURCHED FORWARD. I HAD TO COMPRESS THE BRAKES HARD TO STOP THE CAR FROM HITTING ANOTHER CAR. LATER THAT DAY, I WAS IN A DRIVE THRU (STOPPED) AND THE CAR REVVED UP AND LURCHED FORWARD AGAIN. BOTH TIMES THE AC WAS ON FULL BLAST AND THE TEMP OUTSIDE WAS OVER 100. AFTER TAKING IT INTO FORD TODAY, THEY FOUND NO CODES BUT ASSUME IT'S THE THROTTLE BODY. ALTHOUGH I HAVE A OF THE LINE FORD WARRANTY, IT DOESN'T INCLUDE THIS PART. THE PART ALONE WAS ALMOST 600 DOLLARS. SINCE THERE ARE SO MANY NEAR MISSES WITH THE FORD FREESTYLES HAVING THE SAME MECHANICAL PROBLEM, FORD SHOULD BE CONCERNED. IT CAUSES QUITE A SCARE TO HAVE YOUR VEHICLE DO THIS WHILE YOU ARE IN SUCH A SLOW MODE. UPDATED IVOQ 09/08/11... UPDATED 10/26/11 *BF UPDATED 11/28/11*JB

07/24/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/13/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK05146G******
Summary

2006 FORD FREESTYLE WHILE SITTING STILL AT IDLE, IN GEAR, SUDDENLY SURGING CAUSING UNINTENTIONAL VEHICLE MOVEMENT. *TR

07/23/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/21/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06136G******
Summary

2006 FORD FREESTYLE LUNGED FORWARD SUDDENLY WHILE GOING THRU A BANK DRIVE THRU. IT THEN STALLED. AFTER RESTARTING THE VEHICLE IT WOULD BARELY MOVE. THEN IT LUNGED FORWARD AGAIN AND STALLED. THE WRENCH LIGHT WAS ON AND I WAS ABLE TO GET IT TO A FORD DEALERSHIP WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED AS NEEDING A THROTTLE BODY. THAT VERY NIGHT AFTER "BEING FIXED" THE WRENCH LIGHT APPEARED AGAIN BUT THERE WAS NO LUNGING OR STALLING. THIS IS A SERIOUS SAFETY ISSUE AND FORD NEEDS TO ADDRESS IT. *TR

07/23/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/23/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TWO SEPARATE INCIDENTS OF FORD FREESTYLE ENGINE REVVING WITHOUT THE DRIVER'S FOOT ON THE GAS PEDAL. ON 7/17/11 CAR LURCHED FORWARD AFTER ENGINE REVVED AS WE WERE PULLING INTO A RESTAURANT DRIVE THROUGH. ALMOST REAR ENDED VEHICLE IN FRONT OF US. ON 7/23/11 CAR LURCHED BACKWARD AFTER ENGINE REVVED AS WE WERE BACKING UP FROM A PARKING SPOT. CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING AND NOW WILL NOT TURN OFF. IN BOTH CASES, THE STEERING WHEEL WAS TURNED QUITE A BIT BUT IN OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS. TEMPERATURE THIS ENTIRE WEEK HAS BEEN WELL OVER 95 DEGREES WITH HEAT INDEX OVER 105 SO AIR CONDITIONING WAS TURNED ON MAXIMUM FOR FRONT AND BACK AREAS OF THE VEHICLE. WE WERE EXTREMELY FORTUNATE NO ONE GOT HURT IN EITHER INCIDENT. *TR

07/23/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/22/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01186G******
Summary

I WAS WAITING ON MY WIFE IN MALL PARKING LOT WITH THE AC RUNNING WHEN I PULLED OUT TO PICK HER UP CAR ACCELERATED AND I HIT THE BRAKES AND THE CAR STALLED AND THE WRENCH LIGHT CAME ON. IT HAS DONE THIS ABOUT 50000 MILES AGO AND THEY REPLACED THROTTLE BODY. I CANT BELIEVE IT IS HAPPENING AGAIN. WE ARE GOING ON VACATION IN 2 WEEKS AND I NEED TO GET IT FIXED BEFORE WE GO BUT DO NOT NEED THIS ADDED EXPENSE. FORD NEEDS TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS. I WILL BE AT DEALERSHIP MONDAY MORNING. *TR

07/23/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/27/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK05196G******
Summary

CAR SURGED FORWARD AFTER PULLING INTO A PARKING SPOT PRESSED BRAKE AND CAR ENGINE REVVED AND MOVED FORWARD AND HIT CURB AND CAUSED DAMAGE TO LOWER FINDER AND RIGHT TIRE. HAD TO REPLACE TIRE ON RIGHT FRONT PASSENGER SIDE AND FINDER STILL CRACKED. NOW CAR WILL REV UP WITHOUT PUSHING GAS IN DRIVE AND REVERSE UP TO 6 FEET AT A TIME THEN STALL WHEN BRAKE IS PRESSED. ABOUT RAN OVER A CHILD WHEN THEY GOT OUT FOR PRACTICE. FORD DEALERSHIP SAID NO PROBLEMS WERE FOUND AND HAVE ISSUES WITH THROTTLE BODY AND SAID IT MIGHT DO THE SAME THING AND COST $800. NOW IT DOES IT ALL THE TIME AND ALSO WILL LOSE SPEED WHEN BACKING OUT ON A ROAD TO TAKE OFF WILL NOT GET OVER 30 MPH. VERY DANGEROUS. *TR

07/22/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/08/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK021X6G******
Summary

CAR LUNGES WHILE BACKING OF DRIVING FORWARD AT SLOW SPEEDS WITHOUT FOR ON ACCELERATOR PEDDLE. HAVE HIT A WOODEN POLE CAUSING MINOR DAMAGE TO REAR BUMPER. SURGES SEAMS WORSE WITH AC ON OR TURNING STERING WHEEL SHARPLY. *TT

07/22/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,POWER TRAIN,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 10/12/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK05106G******
Summary

THE CAR BEGAN TO JERK AND LURCH, AND ENGINE SPEED ABRUPTLY SLOWED AFTER ABOUT (3) HOURS OF HIGHWAY DRIVING (FROM VERMONT TO NEW HAMPSHIRE). A TROUBLE LIGHT (WRENCH ICON) APPEARED. ENGINE RPMS FLUCTUATED, BUT VEHICLE WOULD NOT RESPOND TO THE GAS PEDAL. PULLED OVER, WAITED A FEW MINUTES, RESTARTED THE CAR. TROUBLE LIGHT WAS NO LONGER ON, AND THE VEHICLE WAS FINE AND NORMAL FOR THE REST OF THE RIDE HOME. BROUGHT CAR TO PORTSMOUTH FORD, WHO COULD NOT FIND ANY PROBLEM. SECOND INCIDENT, JANUARY 2011: HIGHWAY DRIVE BACK TO NEW HAMPSHIRE FROM CONNECTICUT. SAME PROBLEM. ABRUPT AND ALARMING DROP IN CAR SPEED. NO THROTTLE CONTROL. ERRATIC ENGINE RPM PERFORMANCE. ATTEMPTED TO PULL OFF INTERSTATE HIGHWAY TO A SAFE AREA. WAITED 5 MINUTES. RE-STARTED THE ENGINE. TROUBLE LIGHT GONE, ENGINE PERFORMED FINE, AND NO ISSUE THE REST OF THE TRIP. BROUGHT THE CAR FOR TRANSMISSION SERVICE TO VALVOLINE, THEN TO DOWLING FORD WHERE THE VEHICLE WAS PURCHASED. THIRD INCIDENT, MARCH 2011: AFTER (2) HOURS OF HIGHWAY DRIVING ABRUPT DROP IN ENGINE SPEED WHILE ATTEMPTING TO MERGE ON INTERSTATE 84. LOST THROTTLE CONTROL. NEAR COLLISION WITH A TRACTOR-TRAILER IN BAD WEATHER WHILE TRYING TO GET OUT OF THE WAY AND OFF THE HIGHWAY. FRIGHTENING EXPERIENCE. BROUGHT CAR TO BOB THOMAS FORD IN HAMDEN, CONNECTICUT FOR A TRANSMISSION PROGRAM UPDATE AND COMPLETE TRANSMISSION SERVICE. DEALER COULD NOT FIND A PROBLEM WITH THE VEHICLE. FOURTH INCIDENT, JUNE 24, 2011: AGAIN ON I-84 IN THE RAIN AFTER 2.5 HOURS OF HIGHWAY CRUISING. RADICAL LOSS OF ENGINE POWER AND VEHICLE SPEED. MY DAUGHTER BARELY AVOIDED A COLLISION ATTEMPTING TO MANEUVER OFF THE HIGHWAY IN HEAVY TRAFFIC WITH ERRATIC THROTTLE CONTROL. DAUGHTER CALLED ME IN A PANIC, CRYING. WAITED OFF THE HIGHWAY A FEW MINUTES, RE-STARTED, AND WAS FINE. CAR NO LONGER USED ON THE HIGHWAY, JUST LOCALLY. THE CONSUMER ALSO STATED THE ALTERNATOR FAILED. UPDATED PORTABLE 08/23/11 UPDATED 09/14/11*JB

07/22/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/17/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

2006 FORD FREESTYLE WILL ACCELERATE, OR LUNGE FORWARD, WHEN BRAKE IS ENGAGED WHILE IN DRIVE. *TT

07/22/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Incident Date: 07/20/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK031X6G******
Summary

THE VEHICLE'S ENGINE CUT OUT AFTER A STOP SEVERAL TIMES, WHEN RESTARTED, VEHICLE BEHAVIOR WAS ERRATIC DURING ACCELERATION. DEALER DETERMINED THE ELECTRIC THROTTLE BODY WAS BAD AND REPLACED THE COMPONENT.

07/22/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/12/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK061X6G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE DRIVING, THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD SURGE BACK AND FORTH AND WOULD STALL SPORADICALLY. THE DEALER DIAGNOSED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED AND THE VEHICLE WAS REMEDIED. THE CONTACT WAS UNCERTAIN IF THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 25,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 54,133.

07/21/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/20/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDK06166G******
Summary

UNINTENDED ACCELERATION WHEN MOVING TRANSMISSION OUT OF PARK. CAR LURCHES AND ACCELERATES COVERING DISTANCES OF 5-20 FEET DEPENDING UPON TERRAIN. MOVEMENT CAN BE ARRESTED WITH BRAKING, BUT IS VERY SUDDEN AND INTERMITTENT SO DIFFICULT TO EXPECT AND CONTROL. *KB

07/21/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01176G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE. WHILE DRIVING AT APPROXIMATELY 10 MPH, THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY LUNGED FORWARD AND STALLED. THE CONTACT APPLIED EXTREME FORCE TO THE BRAKE PEDAL TO PREVENT THE VEHICLE FROM CRASHING INTO THE VEHICLE STOPPED DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF HER. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTICS. THE FAILURE OCCURS INTERMITTENTLY. THERE WAS AN INVESTIGATION OPEN UNDER NHTSA ACTION NUMBER: PE11018 (VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL) THAT MAY BE RELATED TO THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 78,000.

07/21/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/12/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

MY 2006 FORD FREESTYLE HAS HAD A LUNGING PROBLEM FOR THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS. THERE HAVE BEEN MANY TIMES THAT IT HAS LUNGED IN REVERSE/DRIVE AND ALMOST HIT ANOTHER CAR OR OBJECT. *KB

07/20/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/10/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK06196G******
Summary

2006 FORD FREESTYLE OVER THE PAST YEAR MY CAR HAS BEEN ACCELERATING AND STALLING FOR NO REASON. I HAVE HAD TO BRAKE SUDDENLY MANY TIMES WHEN PULLING INTO A PARKING SPACE AND OR BACKING UP. ITS REALLY SCARY. LAST WEEK IT ACCELERATED SO FAST AND I SLAMMED ON MY BRAKES SO HARD THAT IT QUIT, I STARTED IT, IT QUIT AND WHEN I STARTED IT AGAIN, MY ENGINE LIGHT WAS ON. I JUST SPENT OVER $1600 DOLLARS TO HAVE THE PROBLEM CORRECTED AT THE LOCAL FORD DEALERSHIP. I BOUGHT THIS CAR NEW AND GAVE OVER $34,000 DOLLARS FOR IT AND IT HAS HAD MANY ISSUES. I JUST PAID IT OFF IN DECEMBER AND NOW I'M STILL SPENDING SO MUCH MONEY TO KEEP IT GOING. I AM A TEACHER AND CAN NOT AFFORD THIS BUT I CAN'T AFFORD TO TRADE IT IN AND HAVE CAR PAYMENTS ALL OVER AGAIN. PLEASE, ISN'T THERE ANYTHING YOU CAN DO TO HELP ME? *KB

07/20/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/16/2001
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK06146G******
Summary

WHILE PUTTING CAR IN REVERSE CAR SURGED BACKWARDS AND THE CHECK ENGINE WRENCH CAME ON. DROVE CAR HOME APPROX. FIVE BLOCKS AND SHUT CAR OFF BECAUSE CAR WAS RUNNING ROUGH. STARTED CAR BACK UP AND CAR RAN SMOOTH AND THE CHECK ENGINE WRENCH WAS OFF. I SAT IN PARKING LOT FOR APPROX. FIVE MINUTES WHILE MY WIFE WAS SHOPPING WITH CAR RUNNING AND THE AIR CONDITIONING ON. THIS IS THE SECOND TIME IN THE LAST MONTH THAT THIS CAR HAS DONE THIS. BOTH WITH THE SAME ISSUES. THE CAR SURGES, THEN RUNS ROUGH, THEN THE CHECK ENGINE WRENCH COMES ON, THEN WHEN YOU SHUT THE CAR OFF AND RESTART IT THE CAR RUNS SMOOTH AND THE CHECK ENGINE WRENCH SHUTS OFF.

07/20/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/12/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK01176G******
Summary

PUT CAR IN REVERSE AND AS SOON AS THE BRAKE WAS RELEASED THE CAR JUMPED BACK AS IF I