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

Ford Freestyle Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2005, 2006, 2007

Average Mileage: 107,105 mi (60,000 mi - 172,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  •  Rookie

    i have problems with the throttle body. i need replace and the dealer cost is 800.00

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  • Visitor, , 121,000 mi

    Wrench Light on and loose accelaration. Restart of the vehicle fixes the issue temporarily and issues resurfaces.

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  • Visitor, , 79,000 mi

    My freestyle had no throttle, the wrench light came on, I had to turn the car off and turn it back on. For a while, it worked. Just had to restart it a time or two. Recently, it started stalling, would shake really bad and shut off. It would lunge occassionally too. I actually had to replace my bumper cover because it did so while i was backing out and my bumper hooked on a truck bumper (luckily there was no damage to the other vehicle since i slammed on t he breaks). I took it to the dealership and they recommended cleaning it and reprogramming it. When I picked it up, it ran like it should so I drove to work, parked it and went in. 3 hours later, I got back in and tried to start it, it is now worse than it was when I brought it in. Restarting it does nothing. If I push the accelerator, it does nothing. The rpms dont go any higher, it will shake horribly in drive and shut off. I cant even drive it back to the shop now I will have to get it towed. $300 to clean and "reprogram" it and now its worse than it was before I brought it in! I will never buy a ford again. I went through this a few years ago with a focus and the ignition issues. They produce a sub par product and gouge their customers every chance they get!

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  • Visitor, , 70,000 mi

    Hot weather low speed driveability issues. Engine races, sometimes stalls. After several trips to dealer with complaints, ford offered a fix--re flash throttle body. Seems to be a good solution so far for past 20k+ miles. Otherwise, an excellent trouble free vehicle for 93k total miles to date. Just maintenance and wear items.

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  •  Rookie

    Not quite a year ago I called Ford Motor Co. Regarding the A/C problem I was having and noticed several other people were too. They asked me a bunch of questions and during the conversation it came up about my car lunging forward several times. I almost ran into my house once. It stopped however I was told that there had been a problem with that part. Take it to my local dealer and it wouldn't cost me anything to have the part replaced. I dud as instructed. The dealer took way longer than they said they would but when I picked up my car I was told they replaced the part and I should be good. I asked about a copy of what they did and was denied that. They said they didn't give a copy for those types of repairs. I get so tired if having to fuss with places for what is right. I was told the record would be kept if there was any problems. Recently I broke down with just me and my child while 30 plus miles from home. My car just acted as if I ran out of gas. Someone I knew pulled in behind me, that was a godsend. We thought maybe my fuel gage went bad, however mind you the digital reading also said I had gas. They went and got gas put in my car still no luck. I had to have my car towed $125.00 I'm thinking thank goodness it wasn't more. I get a call I'm hoping a new fuel filter something nit expensive. Instead I get your throttle body sensor is bad and needs to be replaced. $650.00 just for the part plus $125 fir towing. I see online several places a lot of people are having the same problem. So I call Ford Motor to report in hopes to get a recall or see about a recall. I first confirm about what was my problem back a year ago. It so happens I'm 8 days shy of 12 months. The dealer did not replace low and behold my throttle body sensor. They cleaned it and reset the power control sensor. I was told it was replaced. I had called earlier just to ask if the throttle body sensor could be cleaned to solve my problem. Guess what the dealer said. Now I'm talking to the main cheese over the parts dept. Yes they can be cleaned but 90% of the time it doesn't solve the problem and you have to replace it again. I talked to him before I called Ford to confirm my part should have been replaced since it was under warranty at the time. I'm going to the dealership first thing in the am and me and someone is going to have a cone to Jesus meeting. Ford needs to take care of thus problem and the AC problem. I am curious about the rear breaks situation I jeep reading about. I had to replace my calipers on both sides about three years ago. I heard something about that problem. Actually the lady at Ford Motor was saying something about recalls and problems and said no that's rear breaks. However she wouldn't tell me what was the deal about the rear breaks. Anybody know? Sorry fir the ling post but that's ny experience I'm dealing with almost a year later that should have been fixed

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  • Visitor, , 137,000 mi

    The wrench warning light comes on. There isn't any code if you go to the nearest auto parts store and have the code read because they tell you that you have to shut off the engine to see if the it rests. I told the the mechanic it seems to happen when I cruise controlling at 65 miles per hour and going up hill and the RPMs hit 3,000 or more and the transmission doesn't shift gears. The dealer had the car for a week and drove it 100 miles and couldn't get the wrench to come on.

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  • yup same here. Its like owning a BMW way too much service and repairs required

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