Ford Freestyle Problems
The Ford Freestyle was released in 2005 and discontinued in 2007-just three years in the production line. Although it was a nice looking SUV, it was plagued with several problems. Here are some of these problems:
Several complaints have been received by the NHTSA regarding the lunging problems of the Ford Freestyle. The unexpected movement of the vehicle at low speed even when the foot is off the gas pedal can happen both forward and reverse gears. The sudden acceleration can be suppressed by pressing the brake pedal, but that isn't really much of a help if the driver only wants to move forward and the vehicle wants to lunge him off the windscreen. The occurrence is more prevalent when the steering wheel is turned and the A/C is on.
Rear brakes are supposed to wear out after 100,000 miles, but many reports claim that the Ford Freestyle rear brakes need to be replaced about every 30,000 miles. Some even have to be replaced as early as 12,000 miles. Since brake pads are not covered by warranty, owners have to shoulder the expenses of having the rear brakes replaced.
The Ford Freestyle equipped with CVT transmission is not the best option out there. It is prone to failure and there isn't a lot of mechanic who can fix it. Even Ford dealerships may not be capable of fixing it, since they abandon this model after three years. Repair cost even blows anyone away and gives the owner more options in the used car lot than keeping the Freestyle that can fail anytime. Junk it or pay the hefty price for repair.
This is something that must not happen in the 21st century. If Henry Ford is alive today, he would be very, very embarrassed with the Freestyle. If the name means anything, it might just be the definition of the gauges-going freestyle. Many owners report that the gauges go crazy and simply quit. Name any instrument in the dashboard that can go wrong and it can go wrong in a Ford Freestyle.