The Event Generally Lasts Less Than 5 Seconds. 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. The Car Will Then Suddenly Race To 2000 Rpms, And The Car Will Lunge Backward or Forward While My Foot Is On The Brake. Luckily, There Was Enough Distance Between The Cars To Avoid An Accident. The Car Was Still Running But Very Poorly. The Failure And The Current Mileage Was 90,000. The car keeps acting out - at times it just won't go any direction, like the clutch is not engaging or something.
I searched for a recall or something to offset the cost but I have been unsuccessful thus far. I Witnessed The Event As A Passenger. Apr 09, 2012 My Husband Used The Cruise Control On The Highway And Experienced A Loss Of Power. The rental expires before Ford can even get the not new, or rebuilt parts to the Dealer. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Luckily, I was able to maneuver to the side of the road and restart. After Leaving The Gas Station We Have Not Experienced The Issue Since.
June 21, 2012 Car Lunges Forward When At A Stop But Still On Drive, Brakes Must Be Immediately Applied Or The Car Will Take Off By Itself. While driving 70 mph, the check engine indicator illuminated and the vehicle went into limp mode. Brought car to bob thomas Ford in hamden, connecticut for a transmission program update and complete transmission service. The Vehicle Was Taken To An Authorized Dealer, Who Was Unable To Locate A Problem. I have never had a transmission problem in this mileage range with any previous vehicle, and feel it should be considered a dangerous issue and placed on recall list. June 04, 2009 We Were In A Parking Lot.
Snow-state residents likely will want the Haldex full-time four-wheel-drive system, despite its attendant weight and fuel-economy penalties. After 4 Dealers Contacted Found One Who Would Look At Car That Week I Was 3 Hrs From Home On Vacation. My Car Was Taken In And The Throttle Body Was Cleaned i Continued To Experience Problems All Through The Summer. Have had car towed, pulled over to breakdown lane and traveled side roads for fear of getting hit by another vehicle. The Car Was Lurching Forward, And It Was Worse When I Was Attempting To Slow Down. It's perfect for everything a family needs.
How Many Insurance Rates Have Increased Because Of These Accidents? The approximate failure mileage was 150,081. There were no warning indicators illuminated. It liked to use brakes and tires, but that's not uncommon in this hilly part of the country. 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. Ford Freestyle in Florida, United States Feb 2008 - Jun 2018 May 200854839 km Warning light came on, dealer found faulty gas cap,orderd part.
It will happen while driving, in parked position, and while no gas or brake pedal is pressed. Replaced passenger side front brake hose. The approximate failure mileage was 194,000. I Am Very Upset And Would Like To Know Where To Go From Here. Jan 20, 2013 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! I fear the engine could eventually get affected too. The Contact Stated That After Accelerating From A Stop Light, The Vehicle Jerked Forward And Then Stalled. Another lie told by Ford where they say it doesn't effect having control of your car.
And, Luckily, I Was Able To Maneuver Through Traffic When Decelerating Without Harm To My Family. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the surge needed to be reprogrammed. First Time Buying A ford And Will Probably Be The Last Time. The brakes wear out very quickly around 15,000 miles. Recall Please 0 person s were injured. It wouldn't go fast enough to be considered a safe driving speed on the interstate.
Turn off vehicle ok on restart. Ford must have all available cash flow into selling their cars and not parts. During acceleration, the engine revs don't climb then drop with each shift; they quickly climb then stay constant as the car's speed increases, which some drivers may find disconcerting. A trouble light wrench icon appeared. Upon restart the service light was no longer illuminated on the dashboard.
Purchased and driven off the used lot in May After we set idping for a bit it usually enda up dying on us, too. Not sure if this is related, but in two occasions the car completely shut down while in motion and driving around 35 - 45mph range. Vehicle with only 62,000 mile should not have transmission problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train 353 problems. Dealer indicated a problem in getting part as there had been a problem with this for some time on the Freestyle. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure.
Please Put Pressure On ford To Fix This Safety Item. The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 2006 Ford Freestyle in 2006. Everything was fixed except for the blend door, it still is creaking. Especially Since They Stopped Making The freestyle What 3 Yrs Later. Will It Take For Someone To Be Seriously Hurt Or Killed Before This Gets Looked At? I Am Now Using Fuel Injection Cleaner With Every Gas Fillup To Mitigate The Problem. So Far We Have Not Had Another Incidence And Its Been A Week And About 300 Miles Since The Occurrence.