2005 Ford Freestyle Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Ford Freestyle
2005 Ford Freestyle Problems
A defective electronic throttle body (ETB) can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate and could have limited to no throttle response. Our technicians tall us that replacing the electronic throttle body will commonly correct this concern.
If the rear brakes wear out abnormally fast, this can be caused by defective rear brake pads. The rear wheels may also appear to become excessively dusty. They should be replaced with revised brake pads, and all wheel drive (AWD) vehicles should replace front brake pads as well.
Binding of the shifter slider can make the transmission shifter difficult to move. Replacing the bezel should fix this problem.
2005 Ford Freestyle Questions
If wasn't started for couple days wouldn't start so charged the battery and it worked. Today there wasn't even a click from starter so put charger on again and noticed headlights came on. After an hour on charger not even a click from starter.
Check engine light will stay on but the gas gauge may go back up while driving or after I turn off engine and restart. Check engine light has been reset several times and they replaced sensors in the gas tank. After a reset I can drive 20-30 miles before comes back on.
2005 Ford Freestyle Reviews
Pverall Great car. DVD player view screen does not stay up, had issue with broken back seat laying down, currently having an issue with random lurching when starting from a stop we cant seem to find out why. drives great. CRT great. repair maintenance costs low
This car the most unreliable piece of junk I've ever been unfortunate enough to own! It should/will be recalled. Some gremlin in the wiring or computer system randomly causes errors frequently; dash light warnings come on when nothing is wrong, doors will not open or close at times, loses power while driving, abs engages when not needed. Several mechanics can find nothing wrong with it. ..mo...
I do like this car. not as well appointed as other suv's in its class but it's been reliable and fun. good throttle response, quick smooth acceleration. maybe a little loud at freeway speed, but overall nice ride. better fuel mileage would also be a plus.