I Have Videos Of The Cars Rpms Surging As I Am Driving It. I Did This Because Of The Complaints Of Early Transmission Failure. My Automobile Would Not Move. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that the throttle body needed to be replaced. 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.
Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Each time they thought they fixed it only to have me get it up to 45mph and bang! But A Short Time Later It Did The Same Thing. This Happened Twice More, Both Scary But Manageable Once I Was Able To Turn The Vehicle Off And On Again. The Contact Stated That The Lunging Occurred While The Air Conditioner Was Activated. 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. 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? My Car Did This Once While I Was Driving My Children To School. Several weeks ago, my wife had the vehicle in line at my daughters elementary school driveway waiting to pick her up.
And with either of those conditions comes the possibility of wiring or plug problems creating the lack of signal. If the computer sees zero rpm it will give no shifting instruction to the transmission. 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. I Will Be Taking My Car To A ford Dealer This Week To Be Looked At. 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. I Turned Off The Engine And Then Restarted. On The 14th The Vehicle Would Not Move At All.
It Has Been In-and-out Of The Shop, While Various Mechanics Tried To Figure Out The Problem. Reconnect the window regulator and window switch electrical connectors and position the front door window to access the glass clamp bolt. The Failure And The Current Mileage Was 90,000. The red 'wrench' light came on indicating there was an engine problem. Within those months I have had the engine mounting bracket break and the car, during stop and go driving, will randomly lunge forward or backward.
All Freestyles have a fully independent suspension. This Occurred Several Times While In The Parking Lot With The Engine Going Into limp Mode Forced Limited Power Mode. I Thought The Problem May Be Gear Or Transmission Related Or Perhaps Bad Gas. Anyone a half-step younger would avoid the family Reliant or Aries wagon like an airport strip search. We Are Unable To Use The Cruise Control At All. During the explosion, pieces from the transmission damaged other parts of the engine. Fortunately, I Had My Foot On The Brake With Sufficient Pressure To Keep The Car From Lunging Forward.
Mechanic Said It Needed Throttle Body But It Was On National Backorder Until August 2009. Loosen the window glass clamp bolt. Now However, I Am Experiencing This Problem On An Almost Daily Basis. Please Tell Me Someone Does Not Have To Get Hurt Or Die First! I Have Had The Throttle Body Replaced Three Times , And On 7-2-2014 It Has Begun This Surging Again. June 01, 2010 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.
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. The free owners manual is at www. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. I Stopped To See If He Was Ok. Took to Ford dealership, they said it was the driveability and made the repair.
Lots of wires to disconnect on this side so just take your time and be careful. The Manufacturer Was Not Made Aware Of The Failure. I Have Two Young Children And Do Not Like Stalling Out On The Streets. I Had To Slam On The Breaks Hard To Not Zoom Out Into The Parking Lot Into A Passing Car. The consumer stated the vehicle surged when it was placed into gear. The Failure Recurred Five Times.
The Contact Stated That The Vehicle Abruptly Accelerated Without The Contact Depressing The Accelerator Pedal. The low pressure port is closer to the firewall follow the thin metal prssure line back and you run right into it and lower than the high pressure port. Hopefully, the Ford Motor Company will recall these Freestyles before a fatal accident occurs. The Manufacturer Was Not Notified Of The Defect. Once Safely Home I Tried A Trick That Used To Work On The Fleet Busses I Once Worked On.
I Feel Like I Have A Lemon On My Hands. The Check Engine Light Was Illuminated As The Vehicle Stalled. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. I Love ford Vehicles, Unfortunately I Am A Little Disappointed With This One. It did this three times after re-starting the car each time. 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.