Check Engine Light and Poor Throttle Response on Ford Freestyle

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.

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Average mileage: 128,550 (55,000–230,040)
3 model years affected: 2005, 2006, 2007
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2005 Ford Freestyle 114,000 mi,
Driving along and the car jerks, wrench light comes on, and pressing the gas pedal does not make the car accelerate. Turning it off for a few minutes fixes the issue for a while and then it happens again. I am concerned for my safety as I am driving at highway speeds when this happens.
2005 Ford Freestyle 172,000 mi,
My when driving the rench light will pop on and the car won't accelerate. The rpm jumps up and the transmission won't switch gears. Idk what to do. I was told my sensors need to be replaced. But I also recently replaced my converter belt. So just trying to find a solution until I can replace the lemon I bought.
2005 Ford Freestyle 153,000 mi,
left work drove 1/4 of a mile and car jerked while driving at 35 mph, wrench light came on and car didn't seem to accelerate at first but did slightly accelerate so I could get off the road. Turned car off waited a few minutes turned on and light went off. Drove home 10 miles with no issues, but worried this will happen again.
2007 Ford Freestyle 102,000 mi,
I have 4 lights on in my dash the engine light, abs brake, traction and airbag also the speed odometer quit working and it no longer registers miles.I also have issues with it changing gears it has the cvt transmission and the the rpm go high when it won't change it was bought used but still owe on it the local parts place said it tested a problem in with abs control module so we replaced it and nothing was fixed any one have any ideas what this could be thanks
2006 Ford Freestyle 125,000 mi,
Wrench Light and poor to no acceleration. Following day light hasn't come back on, YET. Have appointment to take car to a Ford Dealership
2006 Ford Freestyle 121,000 mi,
Wrench Light on and loose accelaration. Restart of the vehicle fixes the issue temporarily and issues resurfaces.
2005 Ford Freestyle 146,000 mi,
While driving my 2005 ford freestyle on the road, It suddenly turned the wrench light ON and seized acceleration. The car stopped in the middle of the road. I turned OFF the engine and started back ON and wrench light went away. I thought the car might turn back to normal but apparently at 2500 to 3500 RPM, the car is just revving up but no lateral movement on the ground.
2006 Ford Freestyle 108,000 mi,
Engine light will stay on and wrench light goes on and off. When the wrench light comes on car sputters bad.
Car parked overnight, starts fine, push the brake and put the car in reverse, nothing happens, drive nothing, low nothing, OBD2 code show's P0701 which says basically nothing but check connection etc. No transmission noises nothing the car has been reliable since we bought it new in 07. Transmission fluid show translucent greenish ready for change of transmission fluid and filters. The Roll resistor needs to be changed, all the normal maintenance has been done. The wrench and MIL engine are on with that code, I really don't think its the Transmission, if its the ETB is that the unit on the gas pedal itself?, I wish I had the pin out tests so i can check myself. Oh yea of course the car is paid for with no warranty.
2006 Ford Freestyle 164,000 mi,
Rench light shows and the car won't accelerate
2005 Ford Freestyle 136,337 mi,
Wrench light, check engine, dtc 2100, 2107, 2110. Need part # for electronic body throttle.
i have problems with the throttle body. i need replace and the dealer cost is 800.00
2005 Ford Freestyle 178,000 mi,
Mine stalls and the wrench comes on. It has stalled twice and I called Ford and they said it was a recall. I got it to the Ford Dealer and they called and said the recall does not cover vehicles over 150000 miles on it. I am so disappointed with FORD. They are not trustworthy!!!
2005 Ford Freestyle 93,000 mi,
wrench light comes on and lose power at start up. turn off car and light goes away for a day or two. eventually the check engine light came on. Took it to shop with DST p2106. After much troubleshooting they want to replace the ETB. Haven't done it yet because they aren't 100% sure it will fix the problem and it's an $800 repair.
2005 Ford Freestyle 159,000 mi,
I replaced the Throttle body and it did good for about 30mil. and now it doing it again.?. I replaced both filters and train. cvt.
2006 Ford Freestyle 150,000 mi,
Jerking in drive and in reverse
2005 Ford Freestyle 180,000 mi,
The check engine light and wrench light comes on, the check engine stays on but once in a blue moon it will shut off for an hour and come back on and the wrench light comes on mostly in the morning. Auto zone says my fuel system cleaner and sensor is showing up. So I guess the wrench light is from my throttle body as I have heard of other ford owners.. This sounds like a ford co. Problem with the freestyles it needs to be reported to them
Driving car jerks with no acceleration. Wrench and check engine light is on. Turn car off and back on light goes away and I'm able to make it another ten miles.. This car UGGGHHHH!!!
2007 Ford Freestyle 127,000 mi,
Car runs great until it reaches the middle between hot and cold. I lose all power and double in RPMs. Can't go faster than 35 mph without reaching 5000 RPMs. Shifting from drive to reverse or park causes a lot clanking noise and shakes the car, the same vice versa (neither happens before car reaches temp.) Throttle was replaced 4 months ago and has been cleaned 3 times and I have done 3 resets and relearns.
2006 Ford Freestyle 95,000 mi,
Was declined reimbursement of throttle assembly. Told should have received letter, Didn,t. Unfair because we were never notified. Payed over 500.00.