2005 Ford Freestyle Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 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.

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.

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I am sole owner. Two weeks after changing faulty water pump car began over heating. Then changed thermostat. Still over heating. Fail safe came on so I am not driving the car. Nothing is leaking. Both fans work. Everything flushed and coolant replaced. I heard about a Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor...

Try to crank my car all lights blinked the odometer numbers changed to ************* then would not do anything. Horn sound sick lights worked Cleaned battery cables. Battery is five yrs old. Tried jumping still would not turn over. Horn sound normal now, all dash lights come on just want start ...

When stopped at a light, I have to increase pressure on brake pedal to keep it from moving. Usually while trying to park in a space in a parking lot, it does the same thing in reverse as in drive. Getting very scary. Mind you, this is without using the gas pedal.

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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

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.

I love my Freestyle especially how it handles in the snow. I purchased it new in 2005 and have had minimal problems with it. We even hit a deer last year and the car was ok other then cosmetic issues. Love this car just wish it was better on gas.

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