Ford Freestyle Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Ford Freestyle

Ford Freestyle Problems

Wrench Light, Service Engine Soon Light, Possible Poor Throttle Response

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.

Rear Brakes Wear Out Abnormally Fast

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.

Coolant Leakage from Heater Core, Possible Leakage onto Passenger Side Foot Well

Electrolysis can cause repeated failures of the heater core and radiator. The diagnosing technician should check for voltage present in the coolant, with the battery disconnected, because electrical current in the coolant causes electrolysis. Corroded or deteriorated parts should be replaced, and the coolant should be flushed. Ground straps can be added to help prevent future corrosion of components.

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Ford Freestyle Questions

I changed alternator and still get no charge new battery also any suggestions (1 answer)

Starting battery problem? (1 answer)

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.

Why does my gas gauge drop to E as I'm driving? Then check engine light goes on. (1 answer)

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.

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Ford Freestyle Reviews

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...
We bought our '07 used with 87k on it and couldn't be happier. We're a busy family with two kids and a dog and the versatility this car provides is amazing! Haven't had any problems other than the regular services. I would recommend this car to anyone.
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.

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