Ford named in class action over defects in the continuously variable transmissions of the Freestyle and Mercury Montego

Ford Motor

The class action lawsuit was brought on behalf all persons in the United States who purchased or leased, not for resale, any 2005 through 2007 Ford Freestyle or 2005 through 2001 Mercury Montego vehicles equipped with a continuously variable transmission (“CVT” or “CVT Transmission manufactured, distributed, and sold by Ford Motor Company (Defendant”)

As alleged in the complaint, beginning in 2005 Defendant knew or should have known that the Class Vehicles and their CVT Transmission contain one or more design and manufacturing defects that causes them to prematurely breakdown and suffer mechanical failure (”the CVT Defect” or “CVT Transmission Defect”).

A continuously variable transmission is a type of automatic transmission that allegedly provides more useable power, better fuel economy and a smoother driving experience than a traditional automatic transmission. Unlike traditional transmissions, a continuously variable transmission uses a system of pulleys with metal belt or chain running between them which enables the engine to run at its most efficient revolutions per minute (RPM) for a range of vehicle speeds.

When premature breakdown and mechanical failure occurs, the affected Class Vehicles are no longer safe to operate and require repairs costing thousands of dollars.  Furthermore, due to the nature of the CVT Transmission Defect, consumers have frequently experienced and will continue to experience unexpected and premature CVT Transmission failure while driving. CVT Transmission failure while driving results in unsafe conditions, including but not limited to loss of forward propulsion, significant delays in acceleration, loud noises coming from the CVT Transmission, Class Vehicles operating in emergency running mode, drivers receiving error messages, stalling, and the inability to use the reverse gear.

These conditions present safety hazard due to the sudden and unexpected transmission failure that Class Vehicles can experience while in operation. The Class Vehicles and their CVT Transmissions can fail, suddenly and unexpectedly, at any time and 4 under any driving condition or speed. Further, sudden loss of forward propulsion and delayed acceleration can have serious effects on handling, stability, acceleration, and maintenance of speed. These conditions and risks can thereby contribute to traffic accidents which can result in personal injury or death.

As alleged, since 2005, Ford has known that the CVT Transmissions were defectively designed, assembled, and manufactured. Rather than alerting Class Members of this safety hazard and offering to repair the Class Vehicles, Ford has concealed this problem from its customers at the time of purchase or lease and thereafter.

Because Ford will not notify Class Members that the CVT Transmission is defective, Plaintiff and Class Members (as well as members of the general public) are subjected to dangerous driving conditions that often occur without warning. As a result of the CVT Transmission Defect, Ford, through its dealers, has also profited by selling replacement parts to Class Members.

As a result of the CVT Transmission Defect contained in the Vehicles, Plaintiff and the Class Members have been harmed and have suffered actual damages in that the Class Vehicles and their CVT Transmissions have failed or are substantially certain to fail during their expected useful life.

See the Complaint here: Ford CVT

Update: (4-18-13): The Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint.  The Defendant has answered it.  The case will now presumably move to the discovery phase.

dan m. said
704 days ago
i have a 2007 ford freestyle with the cvt transmission. It is making loud whining noises and I am told it needs to be replaced at a cost of $8,000. I would like to be a part of the lawsuit.


sophie r. said
691 days ago
I have a 2005 free style and the transmission is going out. went to trade it in to the dealeeship and they said they stoped making them do to all the problems. $5000 to replace and now they won`t give me anything for trade in value. sorry we sold you a crappy car but how bout i sell you another one. gee thanks ford X-(


JACQUELYN M. said
689 days ago
I have a 2005 Ford Freestyle, and it has been "stalling" continuously, lagging on acceleration, and after first repair at the Ford Dealer of $500 - total waste of money....nothing fixed and their refusal to reimburse all charges, I am left with the same problem afraid to allow them to "rediagnose" it again..."repair" it again... why should I trust them??? They couldn't get it right the first time???? I found out more researching on my own - smells of bad business to me!!! Ford knows what is wrong with this vehicle and instead of doing the RIGHT thing and the SAFE thing...and CARING about the consumer.... people like me, a single mother of two young boys, is left driving an unsafe vehicle. SHAME ON FORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


mary ellen r. said
683 days ago
-same problems as above, transmission gone on 2005 Freestyle with 69,000 miles
-still owe $4000 on vehicle
-vehicle has been maintained regularly and driven carefully
-car transmission went when out of state, forced to leave car and rent a car to get home


said
683 days ago
I have been having the same issues. Car has almost sent me & my 5yr old daughter into oncoming traffic. Also we almost hit a family crossing to school one morning! This vehicle is not safe! How do I join the class act lawsuit?


Anita B. said
680 days ago
My 2007 Freestyle is doing the same thing. The surge is horrible!! Then it started stalling when it surged. The wrench light would come on and the car would not move. It would lurch into gear and then nothing. I took it to my mechanic who ran a scan and got transmission codes. I took it to theTransmission shop and I had the transmission repaired and the throttle housing cleaned and it ran fine for 9,000 miles. It started the lunging again and I took it back to the transmission shop. They said that I needed a new transmission. I got a transmission and now the wrench light is on and the car won't move again. Now possibly the throttle body housing which is not readily available. I have had a rental car for a month now and I have already replaced the air conditioning compressor and now a transmission. I still owe lots on this car and am not happy at all. I want to join the class action suit!


Annette O. said
674 days ago
My 2005 Freestyle just died a miserable death when the transmission failed unexpectedly. I had to have it towed to the dealership and they told me that the transmission had to be shipped from Detroit, and that it would cost $5800 to replace it. When I purchased this car, I expected it to last for the very long term, and not collapse with less than 100,000 miles. Between the cost of the transmission, the brake problems, and the compressor, the amount I would have to pay for repairs is well over what this car is worth! I can't trade it in, so I am stuck donating the car to charity. I would like to join the class action.


Sharon W. said
672 days ago
My 2006 Freestyle has been acting up! She has already had $4,000 in work done to it and now they are saying she needs a new transmission! She wants to join the lawsuit!!


Douglas C. said
672 days ago
I have a 2005 Mercury Montego. I was trying to pass a slow truck when my transmission failed, almost a bad wreck. Dealer says it will cost me $3250 to fix a broken TCM and they charged me $130 for the diagnostic. I told them I couldn't afford it and they made me leave. When I got home, I read my Owners Manuel and it staes that my TCM is under warrentty for 8 years and 80,000 miles. Ford will not fix it because they say it is inside the transmission and cant replace it , or check it without taking the transmission out and they want me to be responsible for the teardown. My car is a 2005 with 60,000 miles on it and my warrenty runs out in 2 weeks!! My familt has no transportation for Christmas and now I have to come up with $3000??Aghhhh!


Susan S. said
662 days ago
I bought a 2007 Freestyle (new). CVT transmission overhauled at 19,000. Replaced, with 50% (of $8,000) paid by Ford at 75,000 miles. Replaced AGAIN at 93,000! Just received a refund of $773 for the throttle body I also replaced...but the transmission is unbelievable.


Jordan L. said
654 days ago
We have owned a 2006 freestyle for 2 years (118,000), still owe $5000, and just found out that the cvt needs to be replaced. The part is on back order and the fix will cost well over $5000. We would like to be a part of a class action lawsuit.


Robert M. said
649 days ago
2005 Freestyle 75,000-ish miles.
* rough starting
*had to replace transfer case
*car lurches, especially during the summer
*car sputters during acceleration (spent $600 for full system cleaning and spark plug change)
*won't come out of Park after sitting for a couple of hours (eventually does, but takes up to 30 seconds for the lock to disengage)
*Fuel economy dropped 4 or 5 MPG over the past three months (more than usual winter-gas droppage)
*Very little throttle response either from dead stop or when trying to pass another vehicle



scott g. said
645 days ago
I have a 2007 ford freestyle and was into the dealer today with another issue and mentioned that I have a noise under the hood when the car is running and in park. Once out of park the noise stops. After 45 mins the guy can back and said it was my cvt transmission and it would be around 4900.00 just to pull it out and see what was wrong. WOW. I drive mostly higway miles. He stated ford has had no problems and this was a first for him. After reading the reviews there is a big problem with this tranny and I'm confused why Ford hasn't fixed this because it is a safety issue. Any help here?


Marcianna D. said
645 days ago
I have a 2005 Freestyle with 147,000 on it and unexpectedly the transmission went out when 30 miles from home. Had it towed home only to find out about this transmission problem, and that it will cost over $8k with labor to have it R&R'd or $4500 for the parts with my husband doing the labor. We've also had to replace the motor mounts, and the list goes on. I would like to be a part of this class action lawsuit please.

1/16/2013 — The complaint has been added. Please see original post


Dennis A. said
643 days ago
I have a 2006 Freestyle. It needs a new transmission.


William A. said
642 days ago
I'm having the issue i have read about on several forums where your driving on the highway and go to accelerate and the car goes into what seems to be called "safe mode" where the engine revs up as if its in neutral but goes no where so you have to turn the car off and back on to clear it and then it keeps going but starts to happen more frequently. $5000 for a new tranny that no one has... Let's move this forward...


Cynthia T. said
642 days ago
I have a 2005 Mercury Montego that keeps cutting off and going into Fail safe engine mode..I was recently told by the Ford dealership that I need to replace the throttle body.


Audrey B. said
641 days ago
I have a 2005 ford five hundred. I am having the same problems. On 1/17/13 took my car into the ford dealer they cleaned my throttle body and reprogrammed my module. It drove fine after I picked it up that day and I was do happy and stress free, but the next day after driving about 45 miles to work and stopped at a light the wrench light came on, I couldn't ecelerate and I had to turn my car off and restart it. When coming to a stop I have to put my car in neutral to keep the wrench from coming on. I called ford and left a message with service guy that assisted me to tell him the cleaning didn't help and I have not got a call back! Ford really needs to take responsibility and repair theses be vehicles at no charge for there customers that spent thousands of dollars purchasing there vehicles in the first place. I honestly don't think I will buy a ford again. They don't take care of there customers!


John W. said
639 days ago
I have a 2005 ford free style with a cvt transmission at 80,000 miles you could feel a surge when you put it in drive. at about 105,000 miles the transmission started to make a whining noise. I now have 120,000 on the car and it will not move, took it to my ford dealer and after there inspection , they told me that the transmission should be replaced to the tune of 6500.00 dollars. the recall for the surging was taken care of , but that didn't help the transmission. knowing what the problem is with this car I can't sell it or travel to a dealer to trade it in for another vehicle.


Sarah B. said
635 days ago
My 2096 Ford Freestyle surges and jumps when the air conditioner is running. My transmission is now making a grinding/helicopter type noise. We have two small babies and no choice but to STL e this car as long as possible because we are poor. We need this lawsuit settled now and we need to join ASAP.


Jodi N. said
632 days ago
I have a 2006 Ford Freestyle with 109k miles and is not safely drivable due to the need for a new transmission, costing appx $6000.00. I wish to know if Ford new of this lame transmission prior to my purchase of the car in September of 2009. If they indeed did, I believe I should be compensated.


Jose V. said
631 days ago
I would like to know if the lawsuit is real? I sadly own a 06 freestyle and it starting to show this kind of problems. If it is real, can someone tell the status of the lawsuit and what needs to be done to be part of it?


James C. said
631 days ago
I have a 2005 Ford Five Hundred that in October 2012 the transmission quit without a warning and it was replaced and now not even 3 months later the replacement transmission is blown due to the fact that the transmission is used because they can not be rebuilt and the warranty company would not pay for a brand new one. I only drove 6000 miles before the replacement quit. Now the dealership tells me they can not do anything about it. So I essentially have an expensive paper weight


Belinda M. said
628 days ago
The CVT transmission in my 2006 Ford Freestyle quit without warning on January 26, 2013. I called the dealership where we purchased the vehicle and was told that the transmission itself cost $4900 and it would be a MINIMUM of $1100 in labor to replace it. The car is now virtually worthless as it would cost me almost as much to repair it as I would receive for the car if I traded it in. Ford needs to step up to the plate and take care of this problem for its customers! How can I be a part of the class action suit?


Julie K. said
628 days ago
I also just received notice that my 2006 Mercury Montego needs the CVT transmission repaired at a cost of $5500 - $7500. My car is also virtually worthless, but the dealership is being very "generous" and will give me a $2,000 trade in value for it. I definitely want to be included in the Class Action suit.


JEFF A. said
627 days ago
2005 Ford Freestyle, aprox 95k miles. Freestyle became erractic at freeway speeds while under torque and undriveable, limped it to dealership. Dealership diagnosed in less than an hour...NEEDS TRANNY! Quote is set at $6400. This was my first Ford purchase and defiently my last. My Honda has 190k on orig. trans and my VW 214k on original trans. We still owe on this car, SHAME ON YOU FORD.


phillip s. said
626 days ago
I have a 2007 Freestyle Limited AWD with 101,000 miles. I took it to my local Ford dealer when it started making noises and they said it has a main bearing failure in the CVT. $5000 for a new CVT plus labor. I guess I will have to drive this car for a few years and try to get some of my money back our of it. This is my last Ford product I will buy.


Kyle G. said
625 days ago
I have a 2006 Freestyle with a loud whining noise.. Would like to be part of this claim.


Kyle G. said
625 days ago
I have a 2006 Freestyle with a loud whining noise.. Would like to be part of this claim.


Kyle G. said
624 days ago
I have a 2006 Freestyle with a loud whining noise.. Would like to be part of this claim.


Gerald and Jennifer O. said
623 days ago
We are going through this problem right now with our 2007 Ford Freestyle. We bought it brand new and have been the sole owners. While driving the vehicle the car will feel like it is down shifting or skipping. It will also at times shut down. The motor is still running but the car engine is not responsive when pressing the accelerator. The rpm’s will go no higher than 1000 at this time and the car will not move. We turn the car off and restart it and the car will then drive like normal.
The dealer says they cannot figure out what the problem is. They charged us $680 to replace the throttle body but that did not fix the problem. The technician that rode with me said he thought it may be misfiring but now says that’s not the problem. Ford is now leaning towards replacing the transmission which will probably cost around $5,000.


Elaine M. said
623 days ago
I have a 2005 Freestyle...my problems with tranny,throttle body,motor mounts, brakes, a/c, gear shift, & rear seat mechanism all mirror the above comments in one way or another, to include putting my family in jeopardy of a near miss accident on several occasions! I've called Ford direct to no avail. & filed complaints with the NTHSB. Would like to be part of the suit! I've done much research & know what the issue is with the CVT tranny. It's the input shaft & it's no longer being made so the issue with finding it to make the replacement is also the problem!


Gary M. said
617 days ago
I have 2005 Mercury Montego with the same problem that other people are having with the transmission. I do not know what to do with this situation, I just bought this vehicle in Dec. 2012.


Callie S. said
615 days ago
I have a 2005 Ford Freestyle and it has been a great car except for the transmission problems I'm having. There are only a few transmission specialists that repair this type of transmission and the cost is astronomical. Over $4,000 to repair a transmission that is only 7 years old and only has $116,000 miles on it.

My family (and several friends) work(ed) for Ford so I have always bought Ford made vehicles. I have never had an issue like this. I find it distasteful that Ford is unwilling to issue a recall on their product that was clearly made substandard.


Jeff M. said
613 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford Freestyle. I started making noise under the hood right after I had the service done for 120,000 miles. I spent $1400 at the dealer for new brakes and "regular maintenance." One month later it started to make a noise when in Park or neutral - but as soon as I put it in gear, the noise stops. I took it in to be looked at and was told it will need a new transmission. After reviewing what others have gone through, I am not sure that it is worth fixing. It seems too easy to find people with similar issues and Ford need to take care of this common problem. If Ford will not take it upon themselves to fix this poorly designed product, I would like to add my name to the class action law suit if there is one.


Clark M. said
612 days ago
We bought a 2005 ford freestyle. It has 112,000 miles on it and suddenly the transmission works when it wants. We have a daughter who is sick and requires trips two and a half hours away to a children s hospital for treatment. She is only six years old. We are stuck with an unreliable vehicle thanks to ford. I would like to join this suit. I just wish i had not bought the car. We are stuck with a huge paperweight and apparently ford wont do the right thing. I will never buy a ford again.


Steven F. said
612 days ago
Same problem as everyone else, transmission now gone, a/c compressor had to be replaced, front wheel bearings, front brakes constantly had to be replaced, car lunging forward, mostly hot weather, summer. And so said now transmission is gone. Won't move at all. Very disappointed at this time, definitely want to join lawsuit, this is ridicules, Ford needs to man up.


Mark D. said
610 days ago
I have been a Ford owner my entire life, and never been so upset as I am now. We bought a 2005 Freestyle, new, and it was our favorite car. At 80,000 miles and with no warning the trans light came on and the car would only move in first gear. Now, it sits at the dealership and I am told it will cost $6500 for a new transmission.


David R. said
607 days ago
My 2007 Freestyle FWD is now doing the same thing (grinding noise, helicopter sounds) and I wish to be part of this lawsuit. This car barely has 62,000 miles on it, and it is always babied. Ridiculous.


Anita F. said
605 days ago
I also own a 2005 Ford Freestyle which is having the same problems. Ford keeps denying any wrong doing and in so many words basically stated they will not acknowledge it as a recall unless someone dies or is seriously injured.


Rachael M. said
604 days ago
My 2005 ford Freestyle is having issues aswell. I believe I have diagnosed it myself as the input shaft of the CVT its very loud while in park. Also have the lunging problem. Scared to take it to the dealer after reading eveyone elses issues!


Peg K. said
601 days ago
I have a 2005 AWD Ford Freestyle. I had the surging/lunging problem when back in and out of parking spaces. Had my mechanic do the throttle-body cleaning in Sept '12 and then got the Ford letter in Dec '12 to reimbursement for that. Apparently the throttle body issue is related to the CVT failures described above. Shortly after the throttle-body cleaning, I started noticed the "whirring" sound when I started the car and it was in park. The sound has since become more of the grinding/helicopter noise described above and I've been told by 3 mechanics that is the tranny. From seeing the cost to repair in various posts, I've decided that I can't afford it, but I also know that I'll get next to nothing on a trade. Due to the potentially dangerous situation of driving this vehicle, it is now parked in my driving and I have to rely on family members to loan me a vehicle. I want to join this class-action so that I can either repair my vehicle of get reimbursed for a decent trade-in. Please tell me how to join.


Kerry M. said
601 days ago
Same issue as noted. Loud whining noise while in Park or Neutral. Signs of failing CVT transmission. I want in on this


Marcus H. said
598 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford Freestyle and we are experiencing problems with the transmission of the vehicle. An inspection in about to be completed but I found information online that lead me to your site about a class action lawsuit. Please feel free to contact me with information on how to proceed. Thanks for your support in this matter.


Daniaele K. said
598 days ago
Please contact me with information on how to join this lawsuit.


Thomas D. said
598 days ago
I have a 2006 freestyle that is acting like it's in neutral when driven any distance. We have had the transmission serviced at the ford dealership twice this year, but just came upon this lawsuit after getting home from a harrowing drive in the mountains. After reading of similar problems getting worse, I am now afraid to drive my family around in this car.


Scott M. said
596 days ago
I have a 2005 Freestyle that needs it's 2nd A/C compressor and now needs a new tranny...I want in on the suit!


SHARON G. said
596 days ago
TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS 2005 FORD FREESTYLE AWD


Jared R. said
595 days ago
Same transmission problem in my 2005 Ford Five Hundred at 120k miles. Complete failure, and a disaster to try to get repaired. Just sunk over $5,000 into this car's transmission overhaul, which was only seven years old when it died. Mechanic says he's never seen anything this bad.


George C. said
594 days ago
We are echoing what so many others have said. Our 2005 Freestyle started making a whirling noise when idling. Soon after, the transmission failed us with about $6k remaining on the note. Wrote to Ford but no response (as expected). Ended up letting the vehicle go.


buddy b. said
592 days ago
My ford freestyle is also doing what most of yours are doing :(


Jeff G. said
591 days ago
I have a Ford Freestyle with 100,000 miles on it and a loud noise coming from the transmission. The dealer checked it out and said that it is the CVT transmission and that it needed to be replaced for 6,500 dollars. However, besides the rediculous cost, parts are not available anywhere. I checked litterly everywhere. When I called Ford, they basically said sorry but that I am out of luck. So I have this beautiful 40,000 dollar vehicle sitting in my driveway that I cant used. Ford should stand by a car that is only 6 years old, and provide parts for a reasonable amount of time. That is only fair. If you told me that I would only get 100,000 miles out of the car, I would have never bought it, nor anyone else for that matter.


john K. said
590 days ago
Same issue as all the rest.


Schare E. said
590 days ago
I have had my 2007 freestyle for about 6 months with many payments left on it. It ran great up until a couple of weeks ago when it stalled as I was pulling out into traffic. It didn't do it again until last night and since then, it has lurched and stalled 3 different times while driving. I have an appointment to leave it with the dealership tomorrow so they can "troubleshoot" it. After reading so many similar complaints, I have a feeling I am in for a long frustrating road.


Anastasia B. said
590 days ago
Same problem 2007 freestyle 68,000 miles needs a new transmission. Ford does not even make that transmission any more, so you have to wait for a rebuild one. $ 5,000........


Anastasia B. said
590 days ago
Same problem 2007 freestyle 68,000 miles needs a new transmission. Ford does not even make that transmission any more, so you have to wait for a rebuild one. $ 5,000........


David C. said
590 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford Freestyle with just under 60,000 miles. At just over 55k the helicopter sound started showing up. I just purchased this vehicle used with 50k on it at Carmax and fifty purchase their extended warranty but a transmission should not start going out at 55k miles. Please include me in this lawsuit.


Becky S. said
589 days ago
I have a 2006 ford Freestyle and having nothing but problems with it. The transmission and having to replace tires ever 5 to 6 months. We have had this car for 2 years now. It will shut off and jump forward and backwards when in park on its own. Please include me in this lawsuit.


Russ M. said
589 days ago
2007 Ford Five Hundred - cvt transmission would not up-shift allowing the car to only reach 45 mph. I would pull over, let the car sit for a few minutes then drive and it would let me get up to any speed, but when I would drive 65mph and then have to slow down to 50 mph the tranny would get "stuck" again and only allow me to drive up to 45 mph. Also, when I would start the car and put it in drive or reverse it would slam and jump forward or backward. I have replaced the throttle body ($350), that did nothing. I had the tranny shop try wire harnesses, throttle pedal sensor, tranny flush, tranny filter change, nothing has worked. The only positive thing is the bill for the tranny shop, it keeps positively increasing. Thanks Ford ! Please include me in this lawsuit.


Dina D. said
588 days ago
2005 ford freestile cvt tranny i buy it from somebody with the tranny bad and i rebuild and nothing happen i stuck i can't drive i spend $1500.trying fix this problem and nothing i dont no what to do.Please include me in this lawsuit someone know let us know


Anastasia B. said
588 days ago
All of you should call (if you have not does so already) to the complaints center. I spoke to someone yesterday at the complaints center and she said if more people would call and put in a complaint ford might actually do something about it. The number is 1(800)392-FORD. Please call!


Ramon C. said
586 days ago
I bought my ford freestyle 2006 from DriveTime, a car dealer ship after six months i start experiencing the issue for mention with the transmission. i contacted drivetime and they had my transmission replace but after a year i am having the same problems all over again. Drivetime will not help me cause they said my year warranty is over. my question is, how can a one year old transmission how bad.


Allan M. said
586 days ago
I bought a 2006 Ford Freestyle with 48,000 miles on it from a Ford dealer. Within months the transmission started slipping and within six months I had to have it replaced. Fortunately I had bought an extended warranty through another company but I still paid $1008 for my share and had to rent a car for a week while a re-built transmission was found and installed.


John O. said
586 days ago
I too have the whirring sound. Has gotten worse. Had to a treansmission shop where they went through the trans. Put it back together, and same thing. Something about a pulley system costring $1500 for the part alone. This is the second trans in 172,000 miles. It is basically worth nothing. Its junk as far as Im concernes. I want in on the lawsuit


Dan and/or Lisa E. said
585 days ago
2007 Ford Freestyle: I have had trouble with "lunging" when taking out of park to reverse or drive. The dealerships told me I was crazy. A short time ago I recieved a letter from Ford about replacing or repairing the throttle body at no charge. However, we are having another problem, maybe related. While pulling out my car acted like there was no power or it was stuck in first gear. Looked down and saw the wrench and engine light on, pulled over and shut the car off, sat for a few mintes started again. It ran fine all the way to dealership. Now they are telling me it will probably have to have a new transmisson. I was told a REMANUFACTURED was going to run over $5100


Norman B. said
584 days ago
Mine just started making the bad $6000 noise too. Include me as well. 73000 miles. Carefully maintained since 15,000 miles.


jessica r. said
583 days ago
Bought 2007 Ford freestyle had it for 4 years only 42000 miles on it before the whining started on it.simply outraged with Ford not wanting to let us trade it in. Pathetic.never again will I buy from Ford ever again. Vehicle is fixing to give up.I want part of this lawsuit


Qiana T. said
582 days ago
I got a 2006 mercury! My car is in the shop right now for the same thing! I want in.


Douglas M. said
582 days ago
Same thing here. 2007 70000 miles and the tranny is going out. Ad another person wanting in.


Veronica T. said
581 days ago
I have a 2005 Freestyle Ltd that left me stranded during morning rush hour, the transmission stopped working suddenly and the car was going NO WHERE!! This car is a real danger to have out there, I had my 9 year old with me and It was very scary!

Had to pay for a tow truck to take it home and I don't want to even mention the cost to replace the transmission but you already know.

Shame on you ford for not facing up to your responsabilities! You owe it to us!

I will be calling the number given to call 1(800)392-FORD and place my complaint! It's only fair, please do the same.


John J. said
581 days ago
Add me too Ford 500 awd six grand to replace . Almost caused an accident. Thanks Ford for your concern (not). Everyone should call NSTA (Feds) to report their concern to open an investigation. 1- 888-327-4236 the more consumers that call the better the chance.


John J. said
581 days ago
Add me too Ford 500 awd six grand to replace . Almost caused an accident. Thanks Ford for your concern (not). Everyone should call NSTA (Feds) to report their concern to open an investigation. 1- 888-327-4236 the more consumers that call the better the chance.


Eileen S. said
578 days ago
I have a 2005 Ford Feestyle sitting in my drive way with a junk transmission - all of the same problems as listed above - to my mechanic's surprise he could not get parts to rebuild nor could he get a rebuilt one anyplace no one will touch it - cannot get parts - I was quoted approx $6000 to fix it - I had to take a loan against this car once I had the money I asked my mechanic to order the transmission which had to be ordered through Ford (money in their pocket) I was then told that they do not have anymore and it will take 30-60 days to get one in.......great now I have a car loan and no car to get to work....I have called Ford several times looking for some help take my car and give me another ...I would settle for a compact car anything that would get me to work..... the response is that they do not handle these situations and there is no recall for this problem...but keep your receipts...how many of these bad transmissions are out there???? we need to get them to step up this was not a cheap automobile...... Is there a way to get the sales #'s and failure percentage of these CVT transmissions??


Eileen S. said
578 days ago
I have a 2005 Ford Feestyle sitting in my drive way with a junk transmission - all of the same problems as listed above - to my mechanic's surprise he could not get parts to rebuild nor could he get a rebuilt one anyplace no one will touch it - cannot get parts - I was quoted approx $6000 to fix it - I had to take a loan against this car once I had the money I asked my mechanic to order the transmission which had to be ordered through Ford (money in their pocket) I was then told that they do not have anymore and it will take 30-60 days to get one in.......great now I have a car loan and no car to get to work....I have called Ford several times looking for some help take my car and give me another ...I would settle for a compact car anything that would get me to work..... the response is that they do not handle these situations and there is no recall for this problem...but keep your receipts...how many of these bad transmissions are out there???? we need to get them to step up this was not a cheap automobile...... Is there a way to get the sales #'s and failure percentage of these CVT transmissions??


Andrew M. said
578 days ago
Our 2006 Ford Freestyle has had the lurching forward problems since about 70,000 miles. Took the car to Ford and was told nothing wrong. Took the car to our local mechanic who had suspicions but no codes appeared. Shortly after received the recall on the throttle body. Great, after nearly hitting a dozen cars as my car lurched forward! Have also been having transmission issues with car dying since about 80,000 miles. Car refused to shift and RPM's revving. Have turned car off and reset when wrench light comes on but continued to have problems, the longer the drive the worse the problems. Decided to trade car in and get a new car only to be insulted by Ford Dealer with a $1,000 offer on a car in great body condition, new tires, maintained according to Ford's schedule. Buying manager stated CVT going out and costs $4,500 to repair. This is Ford's problem, they obviously knew about it and they absolutely will not stand behind their product. Nice to the middle class families trying to make ends meet. It was our intention to drive this car until it dropped. Now it's unsafe and unreliable, especially with kids in the car. Thanks a lot Ford.


Carl P. said
578 days ago
Our CVT had a catastrophic melt down, 2007 freestyle (138000 miles) We had no indication other than a howling nose before it let go. We did how ever have a stiff shifting lever when the throttle body issue came to light. It did get us home 7 miles from the store when it occurred. it cost us close to 5000.00 to get it repaired at Chance transmission. Had to get the throttle body cleaned because it lurched forward all the time.


Tim Z. said
576 days ago
We have had continuos break problems. Wearing pads prematurely, master cylinder failure, and so on. Now engine failure. The cvt may have flaws in design, but if you take a transmission like the cvt and couple it to a small engine, and then acheive the power from running high revs, your engine is subject to catastrophic failure. Which is basically what is happening to mine. Designers had to know that a cvt would put excessive rpms on an engine and cause it to fail much sooner than most cars.
We had several items replaced multiple times under warranty. Seat heaters, 3 times, sear belt issues, brake problems and engine issues.
Not what I would expect out of a current car.


Christiana R. said
575 days ago
How do I become apart of the class action lawsuit? My name is Christiana R., I just bought a 2005 mercury Montego around April of 2012. My transmission is going out and it's to dangerous to keep driving. I have been to 7 mechanics, including the dealer who sold me the car. They want to charge up to $8500 for a new transmission. There is no one in town that wants to rebuild it. It gets up to -13 below zero to -51 below zero. I have tried to walk to work and it's hard. I have? to spend money to take the bus or get a ride to work. The dealer never told me that there was a faulty CVT. Otherwise I would not have bought the car. I paid $1500 down payment. $500 of it went to the inspection of the car to make sure it was safe. Well it's not! Why would a dealer sell a car with dangerous issues that could be life threatening? Please help! Thanks


said
575 days ago
When ever we drive for a long time the transmission causes the car to stall at slow speed or idle. This happens every time we go on vacation. Around town it surges a good bit of the time.


Robin T. said
575 days ago
I have a 2006 Ford Freestyle that has this problem and we still owe over 4000 on it... Even WORSE we bought it USED in May 2009, WELL after this problem was established and NO ONE mentioned this to us. In fact, since at the time I worked over 40 miles round trip from work they told us about the great fuel economy... I definitely want to participate in this as I am back in school and we are a single family income with three children.


Maryellen B. said
574 days ago
I have a 2007 ford freestyle limited, my wrench is on and the engine light is on, if i let it warm up for 45 minutes to a hour i can get my car running. took it to ford they told me i need a new transmission that cost 6000.00, took it to aamco tranmission told me don't need a whole new transmission but the cost would be 3500.00. only had vechicle for 18 months miles 136000.


Gary K. said
574 days ago
My 2005 Freestyle is having the same problem wit throttle body and CVT transmission. I cleaned the throttle body and it ran OK for a week, then started surging again. I replaced the throttle body and it did the same. The code then said camshaft sensor bad, I replaced it an the transmission started to whine and not shift properly. Now I will not go over 45 mph and I need this car run properly
This all happened in matter of 2 months, now sitting and still making payments! I woulg like to be added to class action suite.


Rick B. said
574 days ago
Bought a 2005 Freestyle today and the transmission went out les than an hour later. Ford claims to have no knowledge of an issue with this vehicle. Please add me to this Class Action Suit.


connie s. said
573 days ago
We have a2006 Ford freestyle and it got really hard to put in reverse the transmission had gone now we had to park our freestyle and buy a new car i would join law suit i want it fixed it's a shame to pay them for a car you can't drive


Christopher H. said
571 days ago
I have the same issue with my 2007 freestyle. It stalls, loss of power, no acceleration, slow acceleration and bad fuel economy. I still owe money on the damn thing. If I had know it was a lemon, I would've never never never gotten into the high interest death trap at the dealer.


Christopher H. said
571 days ago
I have the same issue with my 2007 freestyle. It stalls, loss of power, no acceleration, slow acceleration and bad fuel economy. I still owe money on the damn thing. If I had know it was a lemon, I would've never never never gotten into the high interest death trap at the dealer.


Christopher H. said
571 days ago
I have the same issue with my 2007 freestyle. It stalls, loss of power, no acceleration, slow acceleration and bad fuel economy. I still owe money on the damn thing. If I had know it was a lemon, I would've never never never gotten into the high interest death trap at the dealer.


Christopher H. said
571 days ago
I have the same issue with my 2007 freestyle. It stalls, loss of power, no acceleration, slow acceleration and bad fuel economy. I still owe money on the damn thing. If I had know it was a lemon, I would've never never never gotten into the high interest death trap at the dealer.


Andrew S. said
570 days ago
I just purchased a 2007 Freestyle with 179,700 miles on it. It drove fine for the first 300 miles. I recently noticed a loud clunk when I go in reverse. Not all the time but frequently. Is this a CVT issue?


Eric F. said
570 days ago
Same problems with ford freestyle.


Pete W. said
569 days ago
Same issues; driving a 2005 Ford Freestyle, 115K. Lurching issues started a year or so ago. Transmission got very choppy today (probably days or less until it goes completely based on this forum), though seemed to do ok when I restarted the car.

Also issues with AWD function ("possible bad sensor") just showing up!


Mike N. said
569 days ago
I am having the same noise problem just picked up the car from the Ford dealer today. CVT transmission problem bearing around driveshaft to repair $3700 + tax or $5000 to replace told by Ford no problems reported with the CVT transmission therefore my 2007 bought new with 80K is tuff luck.


Alex D. said
568 days ago
Same problem here with my '06, is there any action that can be taken against ford?


Alex D. said
568 days ago
Same problem here with my '06, is there any action that can be taken against ford?


Linda T. said
568 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford Freestyle that has a confirmed CVT problem. I took the car in because of a helicopter sound. I did have the throttle recall done as I had also experienced the lurching forward of the car. Based on the Ford service department, when the transmission was flushed it presented with metal particles in the fluid thus alarming Ford service not to open the transmission and repair BUT to REPLACE the transmission. The service guy was extremely upset to tell me this news but was more distressed when he had to tell me THIS TRANSMISSION WAS ON BACKORDER WITH NO DATE OF EXPECTED DELIVERY! He said that he had never seen this type of reply from Ford. This occured in early March 2013 with my car at approx 85K miles. I have yet to experience problems during driving, but have now changed my driving habits after reading many reports from consumers with the same problem. I am driving in the outside lanes as much as possible, not driving over 65 on hwy, not letting our newly liscensed driver drive the car on the highway and not driving it for longer than 30 minutes. I expect any day the transmission to stop like others I have read about. What have I done so far? I have called 1-800-392-FORD and voiced my concerns/complaints. Stressing the point that I have an unsafe car to drive and to be driven on public roads. I was given a case number for reference. When I called 3 weeks ago I was told that a regional manager from Ford would call the service department I go to and discussion a plan and that I would hear back from this regional service manager within 4 days. Three weeks later I have hear nothing. Today I called to check on the status, only to be told that my case # was closed. I was told that the service attendent at the dealership I go to told the regional manager that I did not want to go thru the expense of replacing the transmission. With this said, Ford closed my case. I never heard from anyone. I told the girl on the other end of the phone today that I wanted my case re-opened and a return phone call as promised from my initial call regarding the status of a replacement CVT transmission for my car. My first question I want answered from Ford is When will a CVT transmission for my Ford Freestyle 2007 be available? I was assured that my case would be re-opened and she noted I wanted to be contacted by phone. Then I called the service manager at the dealership I go to and he said, yes they called about 3 weeks ago, but he did not know what the outcome was. He said he would look into my question as well. Now... what I have read in another blog is that Ford hired a company to manufacture the CVT transmission for the Freestyle for 2005-07... then in 2008 when the Tarsus X came out they did not put in the CVT transmission. I have no idea where this will end up but we wont win unless everyone calls and complains... and not just once. It must be consistent flooding of this line. I plan to call every Monday. Each week I am sure my needs will change- but for right now I want to know when the transmission that belongs in my car will be available. It seems that Ford knows this is looming... but is not willing to take responsibility for it. Please call FORD!


Monroe D. said
568 days ago
Monroe D. I have a 2006 ford freestyle that lunges forward and has added a new wrinkle. Anytime I put the car in reverse it shuts off. Please tell ford to fix the issue.


Kenneth P. said
567 days ago
I own an 07 Ford Freestar too. On March 23 my family and I were left stranded for hours because of transmission problems. We had just gotten off the causeway in Metairie, stopped at the first light, continued to the next when our van stopped going. Thank goodness I was in the position to coast into a gas station safely. My van seemed to be in nuetral and would not move no matter what position I shifted it to. I called a mechanic who was certain it was the torch converter that had gone out. I contacted the Ford dealership where it was purchased and was told my Vin number was not on the recall list. If it had been they would replace it. I have been researching many web sites and it looks like even tghough my van is not on the list it should be. I am very disappointed in Ford. I will never own another Ford I can assure you. Please add me to the list with the others stuck with a broken down Ford...I can relate to the Found On Road Dead statements now. The engine still runs but the van won't!


Edna R. said
567 days ago
Ditto. Bought this POS car 6 months ago, used, had mechanic check to make sure it was good to go, and now transmission need repair. I was quoted $6k w/ no labor! Owe $7k on the car.


Kevin D. said
566 days ago
I had the same trouble with my 2006 freestyle. I hadn't even had it for one year and the transmission went out while I was driving to work one morning. It has only 62000 miles. I kept regular maintenance on it and had never had any trouble with it. I had it towed to a ford dealership and was told it would cost 6000 dollars to fix. Who has that kind of money sitting around? Not me. I had it towed to my house and it is just sitting in the driveway and I still have many many payments to make on it. Something needs to be done about this!!! Count me in on the class action lawsuit.


Tasheen D. said
566 days ago
I purchased a 2007 Ford Freestyle in 2011. The transmission went in September so called it was fixed and the transmission has gone again. The vehicle has been sitting inmy garage since July of 2012. Im still making monthly payments on a vehicle that cant move. Called Ford and basically I am just another number. I am single mother who is trying to get back and forth to work and doesnt have time nor the money to just blow out the window. It sad that you have all of these people with the same issues and there is no one for us to turn to for help. So please include my name inthe lawsuit. If you should need any further information I maybe contact via phone or email. Thanks!


Norm C. said
565 days ago
Dealer says I need filters for cvt because of surging.


Micheal G. said
565 days ago
I have 2005 Merc. Montego AWD loud wine until put in gear but as soon as the throtle is pressed the noise is back. It has gotten to the point were it can be herd from about a block away. 4900 for a transmission with a 1000+ for labor it is our only vehicle i know at any moment the transmission will completely give out but have no choice but to drive it. my gauges also have ceasures 2-4 times every time we start it some times i have to pull the fuse for computer memory because guages will not work at all nether do the gauge cluster lights


Ken chuzie C. said
565 days ago
Took our 2006 Freestyle to Ford Dealer where we bought it because of loud ticking noise. They charged my wife $156.00 for two hours labor?. still not sure but said it might be the flywheel, but could be the transmission? Would not really know until they fix. Either $1,000.00 or $5,000.00 + if tranny?? Took to transmission place, they are afraid of it said to take to a Ford Dealer. Help! I was a big fan of this car but learning I was fooled..........should we fix it? We did get a $78.00 deduction off the bill, but had to go negotiate it. (Nicely)


Richard H. said
565 days ago
I have a 2007 Freestyle. Mine is in the shop now getting a rebuilt transmission at the cost of $5080.00 I looked for days trying to find one at a reasonable price, but $3000.00 was the cheapest. I do enjoy the car but this was a big shock to me.


Julie S. said
563 days ago
I have a 2005 Ford Freestyle. At 42,000 miles my transmission failed leaving pieces and parts of my engine along the road. When it failed it also damaged other parts of my engine - approximately $6,000 to repair the engine damage and install a new transmission. Even at such low mileage, Ford would not cover any of the costs because the transmission only had a 36,000 mile warranty. Ironically, the new CVT transmission they put in my car has a 60,000 mile warranty.


David S. said
563 days ago
Sure wish I would have researched before buying a 2005 Ford Freestyle. I did drive it about 30 miles before buying. It drove and handled great, its a very nice car. BUT...... My girfriend drove it home from the dealer when she got out of the car she said the wrench warning light, the engine light, and the check transmission warning came on. She said when this happened they all came on at the same time and the car acted like the transmission wouldnt shift into a higher gear, like its stuck in low gear and of course the engine is reveing high. So now I see all these complaints. Since I have only bought this car on 4/6/2013 and its now 4/7/2013 could I demand the used car dealer to take this car back and sell me something else ?


Jermaine W. said
562 days ago
I have 2005 Mercury Montego with 62,000 miles on it. My car clonked out leaving me on the freeway. I had it since October 2012 and a week after buying it the Transmission began to slip when driven over 20 mins and 40 mph or less. The last light that flashed before the car clonked on me was "CHECK TRANSMISSION". I'm not sure what will happen from this point, I'm having the car towed tomorrow.


lawrence s. said
561 days ago
I own a 2005 ford freestyle. replaced transmission twice in first 15k miles. car now has 125k and ford tells me trans must be replaced, my daughters use this car and it is not safe, it stalls lunges at highway speed. ford wants 5k to fix trans problem. want to drive car throught front window of ford headquarters.


rukiya p. said
561 days ago
I own a 2005 Ford freestyle. My transmission went out without any warning in the middle of traffic while traveling with my daughter.I called so many places and its gonna be at least $5000. Not to mention i don't have the money to keep getting it towed to different places. Ford seriously needs needs to step up and pretend their reputation means something to .our better yet have the ceo to trust his loved ones on the highway in ..one i doubt it...please help me be included in this lawsuit!!







Sharyn V. said
561 days ago
I have a 2006 Ford Freestyle. The Transmission started to make a strange noise and we had it looked at by the dealers we purchased it from. Transmission they said, I received a call with a quote of $4700 just to have the transmission in my hands, not in the car. Then while in a highway intersection, it just fell out of gear, and slowly coasted through the intersection, we just avoided being T-boned and sever injury (this would have been the best case scenario) for the passenger who was my 14 year old son. I bought Ford because I wanted to support the North American Economy, and keep my dollars at home. Now I feel foolish. I will never ever buy a ford again and will instruct my kids and their kids and anyone that will listen to stay away from FORD (Found On Road Dead). I have made enquiries to join the class action legal proceedings. Meanwhile I will wait until is stops as I don't have the money to repair it, and take the bus until I can afford something else.


Sharyn V. said
561 days ago
I have a 2006 Ford Freestyle. The Transmission started to make a strange noise and we had it looked at by the dealers we purchased it from. Transmission they said, I received a call with a quote of $4700 just to have the transmission in my hands, not in the car. Then while in a highway intersection, it just fell out of gear, and slowly coasted through the intersection, we just avoided being T-boned and sever injury (this would have been the best case scenario) for the passenger who was my 14 year old son. I bought Ford because I wanted to support the North American Economy, and keep my dollars at home. Now I feel foolish. I will never ever buy a ford again and will instruct my kids and their kids and anyone that will listen to stay away from FORD (Found On Road Dead). I have made enquiries to join the class action legal proceedings. Meanwhile I will wait until is stops as I don't have the money to repair it, and take the bus until I can afford something else.


Debbie D. said
560 days ago
2007 ford freestyle..had the throttle body replace in 2010..been doing great until recently...whining/roaring noise with a faint metallic sound..at 134,000 miles and still owe a crap load of money on it..and the Ford company is stating a new transmission..seriously?!?!?!


Vickie S. said
560 days ago
My 2006 Ford Freestyle has a ticking until I put it in drive, then the noise stops. I'm told its the transmission failing. I need help!


Matt M. said
559 days ago
I own a 2005 Freestyle and we have had many problems. What is the status of this class action suit?


Dara W. said
559 days ago
My 2006 Ford Freestyle started making an awful noise and then eventually lunging when shifting gears. Diagnosis: bad transmission. Only 85,000 miles. After researching options for nearly a month.. And realizing they can't be re-built.. And brand new ones from ford are 5,000.. The only option was to purchase a used transition off another freestyle. Parts and labor cost me $3,000. I traded that piece of crap in the second it got out of the transmission shop. I'm upside down on that car and I want to be reimbursed on what I had to spend to get this running again! Sigh me up!


John H. said
559 days ago
I purchased a 2005 Ford Freestyle new and have the same transmission failure. Bartow Ford tells me it's over $5,000 to replace it. The car is in good shape and has 93,448 miles and I don't want to repair or replace it. May I be added to the suit?


Meaghan H. said
558 days ago
I have a 2007 ford freestyle. After paying $1849.00 for repaisr to ac, engine mount and serpentine pulley, Ford informed me I needed The CVT transaxle input shaft repaired for $6900.00. There is no way the car is worth that much. After searching the internet and finding that others are having the same problem, I want to join the lawsuit.


Eric W. said
558 days ago
I also have a ford freestyle 2006 . My transmisson went 6 month after purchase with only 69000 miles.I puchased it used with only 59000 and had a carfax and prior owner had taken good care of it too. It was well maintained and even serviced 2 month prior to failure of trans. We had fluids checked to make sure it was not their fault and they all came back with a bad transmission. This all happened in the beginning of 2012 and we had to pay 5000 bucks for a new trans with warrenty...from ford(go figure). Put a big dent in the pocket....and we paid all together 19000 dollars for a vehicle that was not worth it....:( would like to see something happen.....help me get my $$ back?? I want to join too!


Lynn B. said
558 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford Freestyle that had the lurching forward of the car when turning the steering column. I was told this was because the power steering was using too much of the power and to avoid this. A few months later the car started making a grinding noise which continued to get louder. I took it into my mechanic and he said it was coming from the transmission, so we took it into a transmission shop that rebuilds transmissions. The mechanic there said that it was the seal of the transmission and while he could rebuild it, Ford never sold replacement parts for the CVT transmission so my only choice is to put in a brand new transmission and this would cost about $5,000. I called the Ford dealer to ask if they had replacement parts and he said there are no parts available and they too could only put in a new transmission at a cost of about $7,000.


ahlai d. said
557 days ago
Yes same stuff everybody else experiencing 7500 to fix in 2006 montego sucks they put recall on on throttle issue but I think it is cause of transmission failure in my opinion


ahlai d. said
557 days ago
Yes same stuff everybody else experiencing 7500 to fix in 2006 montego sucks they put recall on throttle issue but not the tranny
I think it is cause of transmission failure in my opinion


Noel M. said
557 days ago
I have the same issue with my 2006 Ford Freestyle, I talked to Ford dealer and they are telling me $7000 for a replacement and that they were hard to get. Where is the recall and the replacement, why since 2005 can they get away with this.


david k. said
556 days ago
Same problems, car loses all fly by wire functions. Car is sitting in my yard. ford has charged me $270 to trouble shoot it (3 visits) The first 2 visits they said nothing was wrong.


Pete C. said
555 days ago
yes, our 2006 Freestyle has been whining for months abnd Ford dealer says the whole transmission has tobe replaced for $5K and they called Ford and said they aren't available......what!? With 49K miles!!


Darren F. said
555 days ago
Hi we contacted Ford about a similar recall that is repeating door flying open while driving or sitting wont close/or lock.My wife was driving and it died in the middle of intersection!!!!!!!!i have a lists of repairs......I want this addressed....


Jerome A. said
554 days ago
2007 Freestyle transmission repaired at 55000 miles, mostly under warranty. Acting up again. Slow fluid leak and no way to add transmission fluid or check levels. Whose great idea was that! I want to join the lawsuit.


phillip s. said
554 days ago
2007 Freestyle with CVT transmission that failed at 100,506 miles. The CVT transmission can't be repaired so I had to buy a new one at a cost of $5900. The entire car is only worth $7500. This was a horrible investment. I saw other wedsites that some people with similar issues was partially reimbursed by Ford.


shaun s. said
553 days ago
Bought a 2006 Freestyle from a Drive Time dealership last may with 99,000 miles. It currently has 119,000 miles and the transmission started making the "helicopter noise". Last summer the car would stall randomly in parking lots, a Ford dealer upgraded the cars software. On top of the "helicopter" sound I have noticed small lunging and spiking in the tachometer when moving slowly up an incline. We bought the car because we are an active family with three toddlers. Now I'm concerned for my family's safety. I have paid Drive Time around $9k to date on this car and still have plenty of the warranty left. I will be giving them a call tomorrow and request a replacement vehicle. Since customer service sucks these days I like many of you will be waiting for my transmission to fail and calling the Ford tough phone number.


Kim S. said
553 days ago
Purchased 2006 Freestyle from dealer with extended 100,000 mi warranty. Trans went out at approx 107,000. No help. Response: Out of warranty. Overhauled at dealer Aug 2010. Went out again Jan 2012 w approx 131,400 mi. No help. Response: Out of warranty. Overhaul again at dealer. April 2013 153,400 mi. Went out again. No help. Out of warranty. No right vs wrong, just legal. 46,400 miles/ three transmission failures. CVT transmission should not have went to market.


Shigayta S. said
553 days ago
I have a 2006 Freestyle and am having transmission issues. I had some work done on it a couple months ago at a Ford Dealer in St. Peters, MO and I'm having issues again. My car is under warranty and I am taking it to a different Ford Dealer and hoping that it gets fixed and quick. In the meantime, I still have a car note!! Please help!!


alicia b. said
552 days ago
Yes my 2005 ford freestyle is making a helicopter noise while in park.. it is getting louder and louder. I cant afford to have my transmission replaced


william a. said
552 days ago
I just bought 2005 freestyle from the dealer and the transmission is not wright
i have 5 children please help us


Peter H. said
551 days ago
I have a 2006 Freestyle and told it needs a new transmission


Erica F. said
551 days ago
I have a 2006 Ford Freestyle and am having the same problem with the throttle body. They said it can be replaced for about $1K. But after all these messages I now see it is not worth spending the money to fix it. I would like to get in on the lawsuit as well.


Kelly G. said
551 days ago
I have a 2005 Freestyle and about 1 year ago when I was traveling to Texas from Michigan and we were going through Houston it started to not want to accelerate anymore, but able to still keep moving at a slower speed; so thankfully we were able to get to the next exit and park it in a parking lot and call for it to get towed to the closest Ford dealership. We had a extended warranty thank God, so we had to rent a car and leave my vehicle to be looked at while we headed to our destination. We came back about 5 days later and found out that my warranty was not going to cover the part I needed, but it would cover some of the rental. So we paid them and headed back to Michigan. When we got about 2 hours away from our home, the truck started doing it again. We pulled over and drove slowly to a parking lot and let it rest for about a half hour and then the light went off and we were able to drive it home without anymore issues. I took it to my Ford right away and told them about the issues and they told me unless the light was on they really would not be able to do anything. I got my oil changed and left. It should have been looked at then and been under the same case because whatever they fixed the first time in Houston must not have been the problem if it did it again less than 24 hours after it was fixed. In December 2012, I took it to the dealership again before my extended warranty was up due to miles and had the drivers seat heated seats fixed and some sway bars replaced that had been making noise every time I went over a bump. I told them to take a close look at my truck to see if they could see something that was not right cuz I am not a mechanic and I am not going to know. They said they would only check into what I have noted to them as being an issue right now. So those things that I had noted were fixed. I got my oil changed on December 31, 2012 and again in February 2013. My truck started making a loud noise in March 2013 and we figured out ourselves that it was a wheelbearing in the front. When we were investigating this we see that the engine is moving up and down when the gas is accelerated in park. We found that the motor mount is broken. Now really, this did not just happen over night. My local Ford Service should have seen that the motor mount was wearing out and advised me about that. Now, I have to pay all this out of pocket cuz I am over the warranty by 7,000 miles. I have only had this vehicle 2 years 5 months. The motor mount would have been covered if they would have mentioned this to me back in December. I wanted to take this vehicle to Texas again and now I am afraid to do so due to all the issues that others are having that were similar to my experience before when I traveled. I paid 2,300 for an extended warranty that I am paying for still and I owe over 10,000 on this vehicle. I have no idea what I am going to do.


John D. said
551 days ago
All these post sound just like my car. I have a 2006 Freestyle. It made a loud noise for about 4 months before the transmission quite working. I was going down the interstate about 70mph when my transmission just went out on me. What can I do? I have no car now. Just a have bicycle to get around now. I have Army schools I have to go to now and no car.


Chastady H. said
550 days ago
Oh great! My 2005 Ford Freestyle is making the exact same noises in park and neutral! I also had the problem with the surge. I don't have to take my car to a dealer to know that it is the transmission! Please add me to this suite! I will most certainly be calling Ford on a regular basis!!


Patrick D. said
548 days ago
An Orphaned Vehicle - Not sure that these transmissions are breaking more often than those in similar large FWD/AWD vehicles. I have one with 144,000 miles, no transmission problems, and not a lot of other issues, but they are nearly all highway miles with no more than three people inside. Not sure it would do as well in heavy use. Real problem is that Ford has stopped making these transmissions, and failed to support cars that would otherwise have many thousands of miles of life left. There is no source for parts to rebuild them, a minimal supply of used transmissions to rebuild, and Ford has made no provision to swap in one of the several other transmissions by Ford or Aisin that have been used with the 3.0 L Duratec by Ford and Mazda. This is the main reason for the unusually high repair costs.


Ashraf l. said
548 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford Freestyle , the car started making a grinding noise which continued to get louder. I took it into my mechanic and he said it was coming from the transmission, so we took it into a transmission shop that rebuilds transmissions. The mechanic there said that it was the seal of the transmission and while he could rebuild it, Ford never sold replacement parts for the CVT transmission so my only choice is to put in a brand new transmission and this would cost about $5,000.then went to aamco they estimate it the change for around $4500 , I want to call the dealer now to check if there is any recall , because it seems a big problem with this model , I am with you against ford.


amanda r. said
548 days ago
i have a 2005 ford freestyle the car started making a grinding noise which continued to get louder. I took it into my mechanic and he said it was coming from the transmission


Allen D. said
548 days ago
My 2005 freestyle is having many of the same problems. I would like to be added to this as well.


Terry G. said
548 days ago
My 2005 Freestyle is having all of these issues. I no longer drive any further than about 5 miles from my home. Please add me to this suit.


Rick T. said
547 days ago
Add me to the list of owning a faulty pos, first Ford and last Ford


Rick T. said
547 days ago
Add me to the list of owning a faulty pos, first Ford and last Ford


Carl P. said
547 days ago
Yes over 4000.00 in repair cost we have tried to contact you folks but no one has called or emailed, hope this is not a hoax


Mary S. said
547 days ago
2006 freestyle with 63k miles just died at a busy intersection today. Towed it to ford and they said they need to replace the starter before they can figur out what is wrong with it. What is the status of this lawsuit?


Bernard W. said
547 days ago
I bought a 2006 Ford Freestyle from a private seller. The transmission light came on while I was driving it home. After paying 4.2K for it, the repair is supposed to cost 3K. please let me in on this lawsuit as well.


Walter S. said
546 days ago
I bought my mom's 2005 Mercury, Montego. It now only has 50,400 miles, I took it in for the fuel recall a month ago, two days later, wrench light comes on and I have to get a new throttle body...560.00. One month later wrench comes on and says check transmission, I drove 18 miles and no reverse, then put it in drive and it started shaking violently, Ford says I need a new transmission 6857.00 please put me on the list...


Constantin M. said
545 days ago
I have the same problem with my 2006 Ford Freestyle. CVT Transmission and for 3 years I couldn't find anybody to fix that for less than $3500 and this was a used transmission with only 6 months warranty which I don't know if its wort. I would join this class action lawsuit so hopefully they would do something about and yes I would never buy Ford again.


Courtney M. said
545 days ago
My husband is over at Ford right now with our 2007 Ford Freestyle. Our vehicle has 80,000 miles and the transmission light has come on and my husband said he was having problems driving it home. It is not a safe vehicle for my children to be riding in not knowing what will happen. This is the first and last Ford vehicle I will own. We would also like to be included on this class action lawsuit.


Susan K. said
545 days ago
I am having the same issue. The input shaft and bearings are bad on my 2007 ford freestyle. Please include me on this suit


Kathy B. said
545 days ago
We have a 2006 freestyle. Had the throttle arm replaced and it still loses power and the wrench light goes on, usually while on the freeway!!! Have to get to the shoulder, turn off engine and then restart to make this stop. Was told at the Ford dealership that it needs a new trans. Please include us in this lawsuit.


Sorayda M. said
545 days ago
I have a 2005 freestyle and my transmission is going out as well ive only had it for about 6 months.


Joshua M. said
542 days ago
I own a 2005 Ford Freestyle and it started making a noise from the transmission like alot of the folks on here as well as other forums. I now have it at a transmission shop that said the input shaft and bearing needs replaced. Rebuild costs 3400 and a remanufactured will cost 5100. Ford knew there would be issues so they need to resolve this with their customers.


William J. said
541 days ago
I own a 2006 Freestyle and it has had the surge problem, had the throttle body cleaned by a Ford dealer, didn't help any. Ended up having to replace the throttle body,almost $800! The car now is whining and screeching loudly, can't drive it. FORD needs to fix this problem now!!


Bruce W. said
541 days ago
I have a a 2005 Montego with CVT that has issues with a real rough downshift. I'm worried it's going to break down soon. Doing a little reading, this seems like a common indication of the transmission issues.


Adam S. said
541 days ago
I have a dead transmission on my 2006 ford freestyle. I would like to find out more about the suit and getting involved.


Laura B. said
541 days ago
Same issue....purchased 2005 freestyle with low miles, used. Transmission going bad. Quoted 7,200 to replace, told can only be done by Ford dealership and still owe 6, 000 on car. Ford needs to make this right. They knew there was a problem .....will never by a Ford again and that is all we have ever owned and are in our late 50's.... Bad deal Ford!!!!! We will not do repair just to have the same problem again.....


Cheryl M. said
541 days ago
How do I get involved? I am beginning to have issues with my 2005 Freestyle. First the throttle body, now the engine mount and air conditioning compressor. The tranny is acting funny, and reading these posts makes me nervous.


Ahiam L. said
541 days ago
I just bought a 2005 Ford Freestyle two days ago with 81,4xx miles on. Sunday when i started the car on an inclune the wrench sign came on and the message siad check transmission. I couldn't drive faster that 40 mph, so I pulled over on a level surface turned the vehicle off and waited about two minutes then turned it on again. The light went off and the vehicle was driving normal again. I drove it for about 4 minutes on safe mode.

The next day while parked at an incline; I started the vehicle and the check engine light came on along with the wrench with the same message to check the transmission. I turned the car off and back on, but this time the warning signs and messages didn't go away. I drove for about 2 minutes and the accelaration seemed normal like it wasn't in safe mode. i arrived at a simi level area and turned the vehicle the vehicle off. I waited about 2 minutes again and turned the vehicle back on which again cleared the codes and messages. I am afraid that this is the beginning of the sasme problems that everyone else is havin. I would like to be aded to the class action lawsuit.


Vicki L. said
541 days ago
I would also like to be added to this lawsuit. I have a 2005 Ford Freestyle with 5 more payments to go. Four years ago, my car was diagnosed with a tranny issue after first hearing a whinning noise. The Ford garage fixed it while under an extended warranty. At this time there was only 53,000 miles. Now April 2013,with 93,300 miles having the same whinning noise issue and now gonna cost $4000 to fix with no warranty. I put a claim in with Ford Motor Company which was denied.


Vicki L. said
541 days ago
I would also like to be added to this lawsuit. I have a 2005 Ford Freestyle with 5 more payments to go. Four years ago, my car was diagnosed with a tranny issue after first hearing a whinning noise. The Ford garage fixed it while under an extended warranty. At this time there was only 53,000 miles. Now April 2013,with 93,300 miles having the same whinning noise issue and now gonna cost $4000 to fix with no warranty. I put a claim in with Ford Motor Company which was denied.


Raquel S. said
541 days ago
I bought a 2006 Ford Freestyle in November 2012. I Started out with a chopping noise and now it sounds like a minibike. I am very disappointed at Ford. I am a single Mom with 3 kids w/ no extra big savings like $5,000 to fix this. Ford is aware of this BIG and ongoing problem they need to stand behind their cars and fix this!!! Add me to this lawsuit!!! Angry consumer


Kasandra h. said
540 days ago
I bought a 2006 Ford Freestyle and I have begun experiencing transmission issues. wehen I try to shift from park to neutral the transmission takes about 10 seconds to engage. Same thing when going from reverse to drive. I took it to the Ford Dealership and they have informed me that there is an issue with pressure dropping and they cannot tell me why. The said "this isn't fords best product" and the only thing they could suggest would be to change the high pressure filter inside the Transmission. That would be 800 dollars and they would not guarantee that it would fix it. They said they no longer make the transmission so we would have to scour junkyards to find a used one. Now I have a car that I have to pay 3 more years on and I cannot repair it! Please add me to the class action lawsuit.


shady Z. said
540 days ago
havin the same issues my 2005 was making noise took it to the dealer an they said it was fine and then suddenly just stopped on the freway! would like mor info on how to become part of this


Maida K. said
540 days ago
Here I am desperate for this CVT transmission problem to be fixed. I work paycheck to paycheck I can't afford to fix it. I used my tax refund to buy the car thinking good old reliable american cars... I was dead wrong. 2005 Ford Five Hundred 134K miles. I had the car checked at the dealer before I bought it and everything came out fine and two weeks later this. I'd like to be a part of this lawsuit.


John W. said
540 days ago
I have a 2005 Mercury Montego and just took it to the dealership this morning because of shaking. On the same visit, I inquired about recalls on the vehicle and was told that there were NONE, however, in reading the posts above, I see that there have been recalls. I was also told that I needed a new Throttle Body back in 2012 so I took it in to Ford in December 2012 and they cleaned the Throttle Body but I'm still experiencing the same problem. While driving at 50mph or higher, the car is hesitating and I was told this morning @ the Ford dealership that it might be the transmission. I'd like to be part of this lawsuit.


THOMAS R. said
540 days ago
YES MY TRANSMISSION WENT OUT 2WEEKS AGO IT WILL COST 3000 TO REPLACE WITH A USED TRANSMISSION. FORD 500 2005 ALL WHEEL DRIVE


marilla h. said
540 days ago
2005 mercury montego, failed cvt, dealer estimates 5000+ to replace and install. symptom: transmission light and slippage


marilla h. said
540 days ago
2005 mercury montego, failed cvt, dealer estimates 5000+ to replace and install. symptom: transmission light and slippage


Anne M. said
539 days ago
2006 Ford Freestyle. Talking transmission issues now because I replace throttle body last year..bunch of crap. I am smart enough to know its the same problem. Ford just doesn't want to own up to thier screw-up. I need in this lawsuit. How do I do that.. I can't afford this crap...I am so done with Ford.


Tammy H. said
538 days ago
I just bought a Ford Freestyle (used) and now the transmission needs replacement. (Same problem). I would also like to be part of this suit.


Tammy H. said
538 days ago
I just bought a Ford Freestyle (used) and now the transmission needs replacement. (Same problem). I would also like to be part of this suit.


kimberly t. said
538 days ago
I have a ford windstar 2005 that i think is starting to have same issues transmission and starter how do we join lawsuit i just leased it in November 2012 and already replaced back brakes still owe 6000 on nut was told i could trade in think I will before anymore major issues


Joanne M. said
538 days ago
I have 2005 Freestyle what is happening with these cars, its rough starting, car lurchers, fuel economy drop 10 to 15 mph, very little throttle response from dead stop or when trying to pass another car. My car has almost 65.000 miles not fair.


Joanne M. said
538 days ago
I have 2005 Freestyle what is happening with these cars, its rough starting, car lurchers, fuel economy drop 10 to 15 mph, very little throttle response from dead stop or when trying to pass another car. My car has almost 65.000 miles not fair.


Joanne M. said
538 days ago
I have 2005 Freestyle what is happening with these cars, its rough starting, car lurchers, fuel economy drop 10 to 15 mph, very little throttle response from dead stop or when trying to pass another car. My car has almost 65.000 miles not fair.


Jon D. said
537 days ago
I have a 2006 Ford 500 with the CVT transmission. Brought it in for service , with less than 60,000 miles. Ford Dealership told me the noise was the transmission had gone, it would be approximately $6,500 to fix. Was also told that even if I pay for it, they do not have a replacement transmission and it will be at least 3 months to get the new transmission. Please add me to the Class Action.....


sean s. said
537 days ago
We are in a shop right now with our 2007 freestyle. Transmission slipping. I want in the lawsuit as well


Enereyda E. said
537 days ago
My 2005 Ford Freestyle is doing the same thing as everyone elses. It just starts slowing down and will come to a complete stop. The wrench light comes on and then the check engine light. Have had this happen 3 times already and was told that it's the throttle body but it seems like the transmission will need to be replaced from what I'm reading. I want in this lawsuit!!


Annetta D. said
537 days ago
2006 freestyle, transmission just went out!! Help, we do not
Have the money for this type if repair!!


amy s. said
536 days ago
i am buying a 2005 ford freestyle when i go to accelerate it is very loud and seems to take off very slow from what i am reading sounds like this could be whats going on how do you get in on this law suit


Latarshia B. said
535 days ago
Please contact me I have a 2007 ford freestyle with transmission issues can not afford to get it repaired and still have a car note


Phong N. said
535 days ago
I owned a 2005 Mercury Montego AWD at 86700miles, showed same problem wrech light on, no accelaration, and engine light on. I went to run diagnostic at local repair shop, all error codes relate to tramission failure ( P0701, P0961, and P0871). I want to be apart of lawsuit too.


Michael G. said
534 days ago
I am original owner of 2005 Ford Frestyle. My vehicle just turned over 70,000 miles. My wife reported she just started hearing grinding noise upon start and going into reverse. It doesn't happen every time. Only heard it a few times and have not had it in the shop yet. No wrench lites but I have not been one to witness it yet. I'd like to be part of this law suit.


Samuel B. said
534 days ago
I own a 2005 Mercy montego for a year and the transmission is making a loud noise told thousands to fix I never would of bought the car if new it had these issues and even if I pay to fix it the trans will just break again I still owe 3 years on the car


Richard F. said
534 days ago
I purchsed a 2005 Ford Freestyle Limited from a private party. I inspected the vehicle from bumper to bumper and it it in excellent condition. I took it for a test drive, it was as smooth as could be. No noises no issues of any kind and
believe me I know vehicles. One week later the transmission started to whine and within 3 days the noise from the input shaft was rediculous. I took it to a local Ford dealer, they did a diagnosis and determined the transmission needed to be replaced at a cost of $ 5-6 thousand dollars. I have been a Ford man all my life, probably spent $ 200.000 on Ford vehicles. NO MORE unless they fix this problem. I have a 2012 Ford Fusion in the garage, the lease is up in aug. I planned on another one but only if they resolve this mess!
Richard F.


Richard F. said
534 days ago
I puschased a 2005 Ford Freestyle from a prvate party just 2 weeks ago.
I inspected the vehicle completly from bumper to bumper and believe me I know cars. I test drove it, it was as smooth and quiet as could be. Last week the transmission started to whine. within 3 days the input shaft from trans was rattling and making a terrible noise in neutral and park. I just took it to a local Ford dealer and they said the transmision needed to be replaced at a cost of $5000-6000. I've been a ford guy all my life, spent about $200,000 on Ford cars and trucks in th last 40 years. I have a 2012 Ford Fusion in my garage right now. The lease will be up in aug. planned to get another one but if this transmission problem is not resolved, NO MORE FORDS. Richard F.


Doris L J. said
533 days ago
I purchased a 2007 Ford Freestyle in 2010 w/70k miles on it. Almost immediately I noticed a slight 'helicopter' noise under the hood but thought it might be typical for this make/model. At 16 months & 90k miles, it was incredibly loud & road noise couldn't drown it out. After reading as many posts as I could find on this topic, I found the service bulletin about the transmissions on a Ford Freestyle owner website and it described my symptoms perfectly. I took the bulletin with me to the dealership, they checked it out and yes, the transmission had to be replaced. It's related to the input shaft and a very common and very expensive problem experienced by many Freestyle owners.

I'm also keeping an eye on the Throttle Body recall /repair notice Ford put out last year. Another common problem experienced by Freestyle owners. If there is a class action suit, add me to the list - even if it's just to share another story about the CVT failing.

If you have a Freestyle, you're going to have trouble with the transmission, throttle body, and A/C....it's just a matter of which one first.


Candice L. said
533 days ago
I purchased a 2006 Ford Freestyle from a car dealership a few years ago and keep having problems with it. The weeks that I am not making the payment or paying for insurance, I am paying for something else on this car. Nothing but problems with this after it was purchased. I still owe a little over a year on this vehicle and now it is making a very bad sound coming from under the hood. This is our only means of transportation and I owe over double of what it is worth. My husband and I have three children and I am scared to have my family in the car with me due to so many car problems. This is a money pit and a safety hazard. I guess Ford is standing behind it's name. (F)ound (O)n (R)oad (D)ead!


Anselmo G. said
533 days ago
I have a 2006 ford freestyle that has been nothing but problems since day one. The car accelerates on its own and is making weird transmittion noise. I have also had to replace the alternator 5 times already. By the way, I bought this car brand new and have been the only owner. This has taught me one lesson and that is to never buy another Ford again!


Tricia F. said
533 days ago
I have a 2006 Freestyle, bought new. I have been having a winding noise and now the wrench light has come on. I would to be a part of the class action suit.


Thrishanthi D. said
533 days ago
I experienced the same issue with my 2007 freestyle it has 114000 miles and the transmission went last July right after I made the final payment. I would like to join the lawsuit as well


John H. said
533 days ago
2005 130,000 miles. Transmission failed yesterday. I would like to join the party if there is a chance that Ford will be forced to help us out. I don't expect a new transmission but $8000??? That's not what I call customer service after the sale.


eder d. said
532 days ago
2005 ford five hundred 146, xxx miles. Transmission is out about 5100 to get it replaced. Thats not acceptable, I have had cars that go over 250k no problem with the proper care .


Timothy B. said
532 days ago
I have a 2006 Mercury Montego, the car stalls while shifting gears and the RPM gage accelerates, it feels like it is jumping out of gear,causing the car to jerk real hard.Include me in this lawsuit.


David P. said
532 days ago
We had to replace the transmission in our 2005 Freestyle due to loss of power.


Scott & Amy V. said
531 days ago
We have a 2005 Freestyle (CVT trans - fwd) with 151,000 miles. We bought the vehicle in 2007 as a lease return with 24,000 miles. The transmission has always been loud, but now it just failed. We had the trans oil changed according to recommended mileage schedule. It is at the dealer right now, broken down, and quoted $5700 to remove and replace the CVT transmission. The vehicle is worth half that much. I don't mind having to put money in a vehicle, but $5700 is outrageous for a transmission job, and we can't afford that. We would like to join the lawsuit ASAP. We need help.


Kyle M. said
530 days ago
I am having the same problems as everyone else. Does anyone know if this lawsuit would include people who bought their freestyle used or is it only for the original owner?


David D. said
530 days ago
David Dailey said, 1 day ago driving on the Eway at approx. 65 miles my Ford 500 - 2006 transmission made a loud thumping noise. My speed decreased to approx. 20 miles on the Eway. Had car tolled to dealer. Ford recommending replace the Valve Body main control assembly parts & labor $2085.02. Also repair rear motor mount (anti-roll mount) which is torn, parts & labor $447.32. Total for repairs $2532.32. I only have 69,900 miles on my Ford 2006- 500. I am not pleased with Ford Motor Company.


Kelly H. said
529 days ago
Same thing with a 2006 Ford Freestyle 95,000 miles. Please sign me up for lawsuit


Rebecca & Matthew M. said
529 days ago
My husband and I purchased a 2007 Freestyle, new, from a dealer. We've had these same issues. I was 2 hours away from home, on my way back from visiting my daughter in college and, suddenly, my car starts to make this noise like a small airplane. What I would like to know is, why were we not notified of possible litigation regarding this defect? I would also like to know how we may be included in this class action suit.


Frank W. said
528 days ago
Own Ford Freestyle 2006 purchased in 2008. Last week while my wife and 4 kids were coming home when the orange wrench came on and the car would not shift out of first gear. Took to shop and told I need new transmission at cost of $6000. How do I join this Class action suit?


catherine h. said
527 days ago
2005 Mercury Montego, have transmission problems and same response from dealership, have to pay to find out what it is and they want $7000 to fix it.


Tom C. said
527 days ago
Own Ford Freestyle 2005 we were coming home when the orange wrench came on and the car would not shift out of first gear. Took to the Ford dealer and was told I need a new transmission at cost of $5000. How do I join this Class action suit?


Viviana M. said
527 days ago
Having transmission issues 2007 freestyle. Rpms goes up and down on its own


Matt M. said
526 days ago
I purchased my 2005 Freestyle 2 days ago from a Ford Dealer. I wish I would have known about this site prior to my purchase. I backed out of a parking spot tonight and it just died. I went to start it back up and it wouldn't start.


Tim B. said
526 days ago
2007 Freestyle have almost hit people and cars due to surge. Now transmission out and told $6500 to repair! Do we hold on to the car for the class action?


April M. said
526 days ago
Original Owner of a 2006 Ford Freestyle, transmission is gone not do I fix with another CVT or junk?


Frank M. said
525 days ago
I have a 2006 ford 500 awd with a cvt transmission. It has been in and out of the shop since I bought it for trans issues, at 99k miles it finally broke down for good dealership replaced mechatronix unit and some other parts. 30k miles later complete failure again called ford complaining and they pretty much told me I'm sol. Refurbished unit is over 5000$ without labor so I was forced to buy another car while still paying this one. It is now torn apart sitting in my driveway while I try to figure out how to fix. ( I am a mechanic worked for ford for a couple of years when they sold me this piece of crap ). Nobody sells parts or even wants to attemp to fix. I hope this goes somewhere!!


Patrick G. said
525 days ago
2005 Ford 500 with ONLY 45k that makes such an annoying whinng sound all the time. Called a dealership and they advised me to trade it in. Then I new it would cost almost what the car is worth to fix.


Shawna C. said
525 days ago
2006 Ford Freestyle purchased in Oct/12 and In Feb/13 tranny went out costing almost $6k to replace.


Pete F. said
525 days ago
2005 Ford Freestyle. Had the surging problem. Got a notice in the mail about a recall for it. Took it in, every since then, the car sputters and acts like it is going to die. Then, this noise started, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXWdHdBZJog So I know it is on its way out. Anything I can do?


Beth M. said
525 days ago
I just got of the phone with NHTSA about my 2007 Freestyle throttle body. They were vey helpful. Call them at 1-888-327-4236. Also federal trade commisiion for Class action lawsuit pertaining to freestyle transmission is 877 3824357


Beth M. said
524 days ago


Beth M. said
524 days ago
You can also call Ford to report the problem. Ford phone number 1-800-392-3673.


Ian N. said
524 days ago
On hard braking the unit fail and goes into fail mode in which it will not change ratios but you would be able to "limp home" or of course to the dealer. We did take it to a a Ford Dealer who informed us that the trans would have to be replaced of around $5000.00 The work around has been to stop the cat wait about 3 minutes and restart the car. Avoid hard braking and slide the trans in to neutral, because the problem is that the CVT is unable to downshift as fast enough under hard braking. I do not mean panic stop either. Now the transmission is starting to not up-shift properly making in necessary to lift off the throttle to the rpm will drop and the ratios will change correctly


Christine M. said
524 days ago
My 06 Freestlye will suddenly act like it is in neutral while driving. The wrench and traction control lights come on and the engine revs but I cannot accelerate unless I shut the car off and restart it. I took it in for the recall because I was told when they clean the throttle body and reprogram the control module it would likely fix the problem however it seems to do it more frequently now since the repair.


Julie S. said
524 days ago
I have a 2005 Ford Freestyle that I purchased new. At approximately 42,000 miles my CVT transmission failed. I was required to purchase a new CVT transmission plus repair other damage to the engine caused by the original CVT when it failed. The cost of the repairs were around $6,000. I called Ford at the time of the failure as well as months later. They would not provide any compensation since the car has surpassed the 36,000 mile warranty. It seems a transmission should be able to run for more than 42,000 miles. To add insult, the new transmission that the Ford dealership installed after the original one failed came with a 100,000 mile warranty.


robert d. said
523 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford Fusion that the transmission totally failed without any priro warning. Cost $ 6,300 to have the trans rebuilt. My Tranny guy told me that you must replace evrything because as the valve train body starts to fail it causes other internal damages. He claims this is why many peopel ahve another failure shortly after having the valve tran body is replaced without repairing other protions of the tranny which have now been damaged. EVERYONE SHOULD FILE A COMPLIANT WITH THE NATIONAL HWY SAFETY BOARD and as part of the compliant YOU MUST STATE it is safety related. Otherwise they will not open an investigation. They must get a certain number of complaints before they will open an investigation and if it is not saftey related they will never issues a recall. In my case the car slammed in to gear so hard it was like getting impacted from the rear by another car at 20 - 25 MPH. EVERYONE must take the time to file a complaint.


Mike S. said
523 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford 500 with a CVT. It started making a whining noise in park and neutral at about 100K miles. It whines as it goes down the road now. Its so loud it is embarrassing. I took it to the ford dealer and he confirmed it is the CVT. Quoted over $6000 to fix it. I just bought all new tires and now this. I have kids and I bought a new vehicle because I cannot put them in harms way based on how the CVT could catastrophically fail. I could not trade it in because the trade in value was in the dirt. Sounds like it should be scrapped. What are consumers suppose to do with the defective vehicles? I assume not driving them would be wise.


Teri B. said
523 days ago
My husband was on his way to work yesterday morning with our 2007 Freestyle......all of the sudden he thought he hit something, possibly a dog.... the car "died" and he pulled off the road, but alas, no dog, not anything!! He then went to the front of the car and noticed leakage. We called our friend who is a mechanic, he came immediately, crawled under the car, and came up saying "I've never seen ANYTHING like that before......" Our transmission exploded!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Towed to the Ford Dealer, new transmission is on order....................FORD NEEDS TO FIX THIS!!!!!!!


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523 days ago


Larry I. said
522 days ago
Many similar issues with my 2007 Mercury Montego with 87,000 miles. Love the car, but began having transmission issues that have become progressively worse in a short time. When shifted into reverse, it goes into gear very hard. It has also began slipping out of gear while driving, particularly in the 10 mph - 30 mph range if the road is a little hilly, and especially if the AC is turned on. I'm seeing people post repair costs of $5000 - $7000. The car is only worth about $7,000. I had hoped to get 150,000 - 200,000 miles out of this. Too bad. I really wanted to have some faith in and be a repeat customer of Ford.


paul d. said
522 days ago
Have an '04 freestyle with 86 thousand miles and the noises are progressing. Bough this used from a my local Ford dealer and really got shafted. Never a word about a possible faulty designed transmission.


Ashley G. said
521 days ago
I have a 2007 ford freestyle after having the recall fixed a week later care acting up. Did a cross country drive from Virginia to Washington state. It was acting up a little on the way, make it in Washington car jerks, wrench light comes on and lose use of gas pedal while going down the interstate was in the middle lane an had to swerve in front of cars to get to the emergency lane. Take to dealer they say the throttle body has failed and needs to be replaced, cost: $ 950.00 didn't want to pay but it's our only vehicle, husband is military and away on assignment, I'm 6 1/2 months pregnant with an 18 month old child. This has put a lot of stress on me :( I would really like to get in on his lawsuit. I'm seeing a lot of talk about the transmission going out I this happens I will not be able to fix it and will not have a means of transportation. We have only had this car for a year! This is ridiculous.


caitlin s. said
521 days ago
We just bought our 05 freestyle a little 6 days ago . The first couple days everything was great loved the car and the ride was fantastic ! Then I went to leave the drive way ... Put it in reverse and it sounded like the tranny dropped , put it in neutral same noise dthe same to drive ... I attempted to drive the car and it reved to nearly 3500 Rpms at 10 miles an hour . Then the tool light came on and it said check transmission.. I pulled over and turned it off .. as soon as my fiance got there he turned to car on to see for himself , light had gone away and acted normal . I drove it home and that was that , then this morning I took.it to the store and when I got back there was a huge puddle of tranny fluid ! These faulty transmissions need to be fixed !


James H. said
521 days ago
I bought a freestyle in 2008 and although I am in Canada, the vehicle was imported from the US for me. It was virtually new and I knew nothing about this CVT issue. Now I have a car that needs a $7000 transmission replacement even though Ford advised me not to service it at 60,000 and 100,000 kms. Now they said its better just to drive it until it dies. I guess they too haven't read anything about the safety of premature failure of this thing. I would like to be a part of any class action, even though I am in Canada this Car was manufactured and sold in the US. I was expecting at least 5 more years out of this vehicle without any major issues.


James M. said
520 days ago
Same problem with a 2005 Mercury Montego.


Crystal R. said
519 days ago
I have a 2006 Ford Five Hundred and it's been a good car except for a few problems including the surging problem that other people have had to occur as well. This only happens when the air conditioning is on but the big problem that I had with this is backing out of parking spots such as at Wal-Mart. When this car surges while backing out of a parking spot it is a HUGE SAFETY RISK because there is always someone walking behind your car. I quickly learned to have my foot solidly on the brake when backing out and luckily never injuried anyone. As of 9 days ago my transmission went out while driving down the road. My car acted like I had accidently pushed it into neutral and tacking about 4000rpms, realizing I no longer had drive I quickly put the car in neutral and was able to get the car off the road and into a parking lot. Shut the car down and restarted after letting it sit a few minutes but did not have drive, low or reverse. I was 1 1/2 hours away from home and had to call my parents to bring a car hauler to load the car because I could not afford to have my car towed from that far away. Yes this car has 141,000 miles on it however I had taken good care of this car and did not expect this to happen to this car expecially since I had no warning that the transmission was even a problem. Still waiting to find out if the lifetime power train warranty will pay for a new transmission however this is not looking promising. Being a working mom of 2 I have to have a reliable vehicle and had to purchase a new vehicle this last weekend without a trade-in since this car is sitting in my driveway unable to even move. This makes me sad to find out that Ford knew of these problems and are unwilling to help their customers. I don't understand with all the problems with this transmission why Ford has not had a recall. Do people have to die before action will be taken?? I will be calling and complaining about these problems and concerns to Ford.


Amy D. said
519 days ago
I have a 2005 ford freestyle and having transmission problems too my car goes in shop on Friday if this many people are having the same problem why isn't Ford doing a recall


George C. said
518 days ago
I just traveled home in "limp mode" from the Ford dealership 3 miles from my house and had to get towed the last two. I was out car shopping on Saturday and said to my wife , "Let's not buy today, just look at what is out there." Should have jumped on any deal that would have given me a decent trade in. I now have a great tax deduction in front of my house. I do have the paper where the mechanic wrote "found concern internal to the mechatronics valve body assembly unit internal to transmission."


Becki W. said
517 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford Freestyle AWD. Without prior indication, while making a left hand turn off of the highway exit I thought I'd accidentally somehow knocked the gear shifter into neutral. I hadn't. I had no gears at all. I coasted down the street. Luckily I ws on a downward slope! I was told that the transmission is shot and will cost me $4000 to replace! I have done all preventattive maintenance and drive basically back and forth to work with mostly highway miles. I would like to be part of the lawsuit!


Grace S. said
516 days ago
2007 Ford 500 CVT replacement at 93000 miles due to input shaft issue. I believe this could have been prevented if included in TSB
06-11-4 CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSAXLE (CVT) NOISE DIAGNOSIS



Howard L. said
515 days ago
To any one that owns a Ford with a CVT transmission here is the deal. If you have it serviced by some one that has no clue what a CVT transmission is they can put the wrong transmission fluid in and cause transmission fail. The dealer ship will tell you it cant be rebuilt. That is bull you can buy them rebuilt with a warranty for 1200 bucks. They dealer or another mechanic will say you cant add fluid to them also. You can add fluid threw the top of the transmission. Not threw the dip stick, threw the plug on top of the transmission. Google, Rebuilt transmissions online for the ford 500 and you be surprised. I have been threw this.


Howard L. said
515 days ago
I had this problem you all are listing. My transmission light came on and check engine light came on. Ford told me the same thing they told you. So after doing months of research I took it to a master mechanic he look at it and found out the it had the wrong fluid in it. The person who serviced it put the wrong fluid in it. It costed me 500 bucks to have the transmission flushed twice and a filter replaced. I have no further problems with this car. The sad thing is that what Ford did not know is that I grew up around mechanics and I have learned that Ford will tell you that some thing cant be rebuilt when it can just to make money off of you. You can get a rebuilt CVT transmission with a warranty for around 1200 bucks. Don't have a dealer put it in because they will give you the run around have a trusted mechanic install it for you. I hope this info was helpful.


andrea f. said
515 days ago
Just purchsed a 2006 five hundred with ninety thousand miles. i am the second owner. vehicle now will not proceed over ten miles an hour.


Patrick O. said
513 days ago
We purchased a Ford 500 new in 07'. Shortly after we had transmission problems begin with a "range line sensor" needing to be replaced. Car was at dealership for a week. Repair covered by ford, time lost on our end our own problem. Next came brake/abs issues, then came the throttle recall. We tried trade car back in to the same dealership and they offered us less than 1/2 of the purchase price. We had repairs done and drove car a few more years. This year the transmission began losing pressure. Had car towed as instructed right in the Ford manual, and Ford wanted $6700.00 for a remanufactured trans installed....kidding me!!?? Had it towed to a transmission place and they could not even begin to work on it or guarantee any remedy. We have now towed it a 3rd time home. This issue has to be addressed by Ford or be made known worldwide. Very unsatisfied customer...Patrick O.


Patricia C. said
512 days ago
My 2006 Ford Freestyle has had the same issues. Tracking light , engine light and now my car makes a loud noise when you go to put it in gear. My brother says its in protective mode. I can't afford to put in a new transmission. I really love this car though but I can't afford to fix it.


said
511 days ago
I own a 2007 Ford Freestyle that I bought brand new. It also will lunge at inappropriate times for no reason. I noticed it seems to do it on mine when you slow down, and try to pull into a parking lot. It is pretty scary. What do I do to become a part of this suit. I have never been contacted by Ford, except to replace the rear brake Drums and pads, which do wear out extremely fast, even faster than the front. I purchased Ford products for years, this model I love for the convience and ride, Safety is a fat 0. Only lawyers that deal in this law suit may contact me.


Hannah B. said
510 days ago
I bought a 2007 Limited Ford Freestyle with 18,000 miles on it. It now has 89,000 miles on it. We had to put it in the shop yesterday because of a ticking noise in the transmission. We were told today that the transmission has to be replaced. It will cost $5800 and only comes with a one year warranty. This car has had excellent care and maintenance. We still owe at least 10k on this car. I am on a limited income and have three children. I thought I was buying a reliable vehicle. Ford needs to make this right. I don't know what I'm going to do now.


Mike C. said
510 days ago
We own a auto repair shop, and were gifted a 2006 Freestyle with only 62,000 miles on it by my parents. The tranny has gone out and they did not want to spend the $ to replace the junk. I am an ex Ford mechanic and a 3rd generation Ford only loyal customer. He cannot work on it, and a replacement from Ford is 4 months out and $3,800 our cost. Rebuilding it ourselves is not an option because Ford does not sell replacement parts needed to rebuild. Like others here, we have checked with Jasper and numerous other manufacturers, and there just are none available. Sad thing is, having been a Ford mechanic fir 15+ years, I have seen MANY re-calls come through. In fact, I received a message today regarding this same car and a re-call for a leaking power steering feed hose. How can I bring it in for the re-call when I can't move it? NEVER thought I'd say this, but I am fed up with Ford and all their excuses with this transmission.....


Mark M. said
510 days ago
I am the owner of a 2005 Ford Freestyle with similar problems. Lunging, whine/groan noise and sluggish response or none at all. It disengages while driving and have to turn the car off to get power back. Rpm fluctuates while driving with no road condition or pedal changes. This needs to be fixed but I cannot afford the repair.


Russ M. said
509 days ago
2007 Ford Five Hundred - cvt transmission would not up-shift allowing the car to only reach 45 mph. I would pull over, let the car sit for a few minutes then drive and it would let me get up to any speed, but when I would drive 65mph and then have to slow down to 50 mph the tranny would get "stuck" again and only allow me to drive up to 45 mph. Also, when I would start the car and put it in drive or reverse it would slam and jump forward or backward. I have replaced the throttle body ($350), that did nothing. I had the tranny shop try wire harnesses, throttle pedal sensor, tranny flush, tranny filter change, nothing has worked. The only positive thing is the bill for the tranny shop, it keeps positively increasing. Thanks Ford ! Please include me in this lawsuit.


Jennifer C. said
508 days ago
I have a 2005 Ford Freestyle. I have all the same problems as mentioned above. The car jerks forward by itself like it has a mind
of its own. I fear hitting something or someone! Now its shutting off in the middle of me driving. Charging systems light stays on now. The car is not safe n I still owe 3 years in it.


Eileen G. said
508 days ago
I have a 2007 Freestyle that began with a surging issue. It was brought to the dealer and they changed a wire harness saying that was the problem. It did not fix the problem. Subsequent to that it was brought back and they changed the spark plug. The problem only got progressively worse where it began to lose power and go into Limp mode on the highways. I would have to pull over and shut the car off and restart it to get the wrench light off. Ultimately the car engine would "lock up" (don't know how else to describe it) and I couldn't accelerated (in forward or reverse). It was brought in again and we were told that there were transmission codes and we needed a new transmission. I have been following multiple threads and knew that a new transmission hadn't fixed the problem either. We didn't get it fixed. Instead, we received the PSA about the throttle body. I also know from the blogs that the throttle body didn't fix the problem either. We had that "fixed" at the dealer and on the way home the car went into limp mode and the wrench light came on. We brought it to a private mechanic and to another dealer and were told by the dealer that it was the transmission. We still have the car because we can't in good conscience sell it to someone without revealing the problems. This has been a known issue for a very long time and Ford should do something for all of the customers who dumped a ton of money into their vehicles without any resolution.


Bobby B. said
507 days ago
I HAVE A 2006 CVT TRANSMISSION PROBLEM!! MY 18 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER WAS DRIVING AT HIGHWAY SPEED AND THE TRANSMISSION BROKE CAUSING THE CAR TO SKID FOR ABOUT 25 FT. THIS IN BAD CLIMATE SITUATION COULD HAVE KILLED HER NOW A NEW TRANS WILL COST 3400 FOR A CAR THAT ONLY HAS 134000 ON IT.


Crystal B. said
507 days ago
I'm too pissed to go into full detail, but EVERYTHING mentioned in ALL post has been an issue in my piece of crap 2007 Ford Freestyle and I was quoted about $8,000 in repairs and I owe around $9,000 too pay off. I'm losing my job because of it and live in a state that has no means of public transportation, so I'm left to somehow move to the next state over that has transportation and try and get my job back. My 3 kids and I will be staying on a friends couch until we figure things out. The list goes on, but what's the point Ford clearly hasn't done anything for anyone else and if and when they do I'll be living in a box by then. If this was something I did then it would be a little easier to accept but it's Ford's problem and now a problem they should be fixing or giving a full refund on has caused a horrible domino effect on my entire daily living.


kimmyAnne T. said
507 days ago
I am having the same issues with my 2006 Ford FreeStyle LTD. I was told it would cost me $6000.00 to replace my transmission. I would like to be part of the lawsuit and would like to find out more information.


Amy F. said
506 days ago
We bought a 2005 Ford Freestyle and have had whirring and whining in the engine for some time now. Currently however, something seems to be affecting the driving. The car lunges forward in drive or reverse, is clunking into gear and is stalling before actually engaging in the proper gear. I fear it is this dreaded transmission issue. Close friends of ours have the '06 Freestyle and have just replaced their tranny for $6000. We will NOT be doing the same! Sign us up for this lawsuit and we'll get our friends on board as well. Disgusting ethics Ford, just sick.


Amy F. said
506 days ago
We bought a 2005 Ford Freestyle and have had whirring and whining in the engine for some time now. Currently however, something seems to be affecting the driving. The car lunges forward in drive or reverse, is clunking into gear and is stalling before actually engaging in the proper gear. I fear it is this dreaded transmission issue. Close friends of ours have the '06 Freestyle and have just replaced their tranny for $6000. We will NOT be doing the same! Sign us up for this lawsuit and we'll get our friends on board as well. Disgusting ethics Ford, just sick.


Jessica C. said
506 days ago
I cannot believe everything I have read. I found myself shaking my head and thinking that my car is doing the exact same thing. Everything I have read from the noise, to the wrench light, and engine light has happened. I have a 2006 Limited Freestyle, it was purchased brand new. I had the transmission replaced in November 2011thinking at the time it was just my bad luck. My husband and myself had been unemployed for 2 years and I had just recently start working again. We came up with the $4000 to repair the car by borrowing it. i needed a car to get to work as I was working in another city. Then in December I get the recall notice as I am about to take my car in again because the engine light turn on. My husband took it in and we got it back "fixed". However as he is driving home, the wrench light turns on and the engine light. We were told the recall was done and that this was a completely different issue. This all happened in January 2013, since then I have taken it back twice. I have an appointment to taken it in again tomorrow. So it was not until now that I started doing research and I found all this out. I am simply amazed that nothing is getting done. In this economy who can afford to continue to spend thousands of dollars. Ford does need to take care of this. It looks like I will be getting a new car.


Stephen R. said
505 days ago
I have a 2006 limited Free Style just had to order a new transmission as well. I definately want to be part of this class action suit against Ford.


Chanel M. said
505 days ago
I also is having problems with my 2007 ford freestylety that I bought 2 months ago, it is doing the same thing as everyone else stated but I wasn't so fortune as everyone i was hit in the rear when my car stopped on me in the middle of the intersection, please include me.


Chanel M. said
505 days ago
I also is having problems with my 2007 ford freestylety that I bought 2 months ago, it is doing the same thing as everyone else stated but I wasn't so fortune as everyone i was hit in the rear when my car stopped on me in the middle of the intersection, please include me.


Chanel M. said
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Kathryn S. said
505 days ago
We have a 2006 freestyle. Had throttle body replaced and it still loses power and the wrench light goes on, usually while on the highway. Have to get to the shoulder, turn off engine and then restart to make this stop. Was told at the Ford dealership that it needs a new transmission that will cost around 6k. Please include us in this lawsuit.


Sebastien C. said
505 days ago
We have a 2006 Ford Freestyle SEL with 194,000 KM on it. Love the look of the vehicle, but I hate its Transmission!!! My car usually jerks while coasting/driving at lower speeds (not under acceleration). It also stalls at the wors possible times! Corners are scary when this 5000LBS vehicle stalls and has no more power steering / brakes!!! I have 3 Ford vehicles, and I feel as though they are just not wanting to accept the fact that this Tranny is an absolute danger to not only the driver and it's passengers but Other drivers as well! Come on Ford, you are at the top of the car sales in North America, you want to keep your good status, then do something abou it. Your last recall was not acceptable! and frankly, a slap in the face as the jerking / stalling usually occurs more frequently during summer months (warmer temps). I think you sent out this recall in December 2012 until May 2013... Just before warmer weather. Coincidence, I think not!!!

Please include me in this lawsuit!


Linda W. said
505 days ago
2005 Mercury Montego, have transmission problems and same response from dealership, have to pay to find out what it is and they want $7000 to fix it.I still owe approx $4400.00.Not sure what to do. Maybe I will let them just repo it.


Linda W. said
505 days ago
pleae deregard previous posting from me. Just really upset to have a car I can't drive or afford to get fixed and still am paying for.
PLEASE include me in the lawsuit. 2005 Mercury Montego, have transmission problems and same response from dealership, have to pay to find out what it is and they want $3600.00 to fix it.I still owe approx $4400.00.Not sure what to do.


Joy S. said
504 days ago
My transmission died in traffic yesturday. I bought it used from a supposedly reputable dealership. I would like to be added to this lawsuit. How do I go about that? I have a 2007 ford freestyle, that I love driving, but can not have these problems with a small child relying on it to get us safely whereever we need to go.


Jane M. said
504 days ago
I'm having a problem right now and would like to be included in the lawsuit.


Jane M. said
504 days ago
I'm having a problem right now and would like to be included in the lawsuit.


Dayna W. said
504 days ago
I knew the whining I have been hearing in my 2007 Ford Freestyle wasn't going to have a simple solution. I have owned the car for 3 years and in that time, have had to replace the AC compressor and have had to clean the throttle body twice. My dad was a lifelong loyal Ford customer but after all the problems I saw him go through with no resolution from Ford, I vowed never to own a Ford....but after research and a test drive, I fell in love with the CVT. NOT so much in love now. I want to be included in this lawsuit. FORD definitely needs to step up and do the right thing by its customers and recall these cars.


Dayna W. said
504 days ago
I knew the whining I have been hearing in my 2007 Ford Freestyle wasn't going to have a simple solution. I have owned the car for 3 years and in that time, have had to replace the AC compressor and have had to clean the throttle body twice. My dad was a lifelong loyal Ford customer but after all the problems I saw him go through with no resolution from Ford, I vowed never to own a Ford....but after research and a test drive, I fell in love with the CVT. NOT so much in love now. I want to be included in this lawsuit. FORD definitely needs to step up and do the right thing by its customers and recall these cars.


Kyle H. said
503 days ago
I purchased a 2005 Freestyle 4 months ago, took out a loan for $8,000, and now the transmission is going. Dealership will replace it with a refurbished one they found for $4500 if I pay half the cost. Of course I don't have $2250, so I'm screwed.


Shawntee P. said
500 days ago
I have a 2005 ford freestyle and while driving it seemed to loose power on the high, slowing down and speeding up and eventually just stopped. The auto mechanics have no idea whats wrong one told me it could be the CVT or PATs key.


Lee Ann G. said
499 days ago
i just bought a 2004 mercury monterey , didn't know there was a recall on it. I live on disability and cant afford a large repair bill. took a loan of 5000 to buy a working vehicle.how is it so called reputable dealers can sell vehicles with open recalls without disclosing it.


Lee Ann G. said
499 days ago
i just bought a 2004 mercury monterey , didn't know there was a recall on it. I live on disability and cant afford a large repair bill. took a loan of 5000 to buy a working vehicle.how is it so called reputable dealers can sell vehicles with open recalls without disclosing it.


Greg F. said
499 days ago
Same issue on my 2006 Ford Freestyle. We had the helicopter sound about a year ago and took it into the dealer. They diagnosed it as a problem in the CVT Transmission during a test drive with a technician. After keeping the car over night they returned it to us with no charge saying they could not identify the problem. The sound mysteriously went away . The sound came back over the weekend so we took it to the same Ford Service Center. We now have a quote $6600 for a rebuilt transmission with a 3 year warranty or a used transmission for $4300. Please include me in the lawsuit.


James W. said
499 days ago
2006 ford freestyle 48,000 miles and transmission is gone! Ford said they could replace for 5500.00 and I still owe 4600.00 on car. The bank won't loan the money to fix it because its over the value of the car at that point. So- trade in for less than I owe and get stuck with more payments on a new car seems to be my only option unless I just keep making payments and buy a bike. Seriously Ford???


ANUAR G. said
498 days ago
2005 FORD FREESTYLE. 92K MILES. HELICOPTER SOUND IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HWY WITH MY WIFE AND MY 2 YEARS OLD DAUTHER, I CAN NOT BELIVE THE PRESIDENT GIVE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS FROM US TO THEM WHO SELL TRASH, WE HELP THEM, WHO HELP US, IT IS JUST NOT RIGTH.
THIS IS MONOPPOLY THE SELL AND ONLY THEM CAN FIX IT TO MAKE ALL THE MONEY THEMSELFS, MECAUSE NO PRIVATE SHOP CAN FIX IT, I WAS UNDER THE IMPRESSION THAT THIS WAS A FREE COUNTRY WITH WITH LIBERTY TO CHOOSE WHAT IS BEST FOR US. WHO WILL PAY NOW FOR MY $7000.00 DOLLARS TRASMITTION AND TOW TRUCK AND ALL THE AGGRAVITIONS MY FAMILY AND I ARE GOING THRU?.
Please include me in the lawsuit


david r. said
498 days ago
my car has 80000 miles transmission is making a helicopter noise ford wont help dont have 7000 to replace.ford wont even take as a trade.


Doug D. said
498 days ago
We have a 2005 Freestyle with CVT tranny and we are having the same issues. Wrench warning light on.. whinning noise. Dealer wants $ 6,200. We want in on this civil action.
FORD.... what a crappy way of doing business!


Doug D. said
498 days ago
We have a 2005 Freestyle with CVT tranny and we are having the same issues. Wrench warning light on.. whinning noise. Dealer wants $ 6,200. We want in on this civil action.
FORD.... what a crappy way of doing business!


Amber E. said
497 days ago
I also have a 2005 Ford Freestyle in which I got my brakes done and on the way home that night with my kids in the car the transmission went out while driving with no warning now my car is at ford just sitting there bc they want $7,000 to fix the transmission "which i don't have" and ford isn't willing to recall or help anyone.... Please Help


Richard B. said
497 days ago
I have a 2007 Freestyle Limited and had the transmission replaced with a new one, costing me about $7000. It is beginning to act up again. Luckily I got a 3 year 100,000 mile warranty. Hopefully they don't prorate it. I would love to get in on this class action suit or find out where it's at.


Richard B. said
497 days ago
Just confirmed my 2 year old factory replacement transmission on my 2007 Limited is going out too. Afraid to drive the darned thing.


Richard B. said
497 days ago
Just confirmed my 2 year old factory replacement transmission on my 2007 Limited is going out too. Afraid to drive the darned thing.


Jeremy D. said
497 days ago
Bought my 2005 Freestyle in 2008. Upon leaving the dealership my vehicle stalled. After returning, they ran diagnostics which indicated a faulty transmission. Citing the fact that the vehicle had not been in use regularly, the dealership accepted fault and replaced the parts-- albeit only after I mentioned the warranty. Four and a half years later and my first vehicle is nearly paid off. The warranty ended years ago my transmission failed again just this weekend. Feeling stranded and stuck with the burden of Ford's lack of disclosure of known CVT problems, please help me get involved.


Jeremy D. said
497 days ago
Bought my 2005 Freestyle in 2008. Upon leaving the dealership my vehicle stalled. After returning, they ran diagnostics which indicated a faulty transmission. Citing the fact that the vehicle had not been in use regularly, the dealership accepted fault and replaced the parts-- albeit only after I mentioned the warranty. Four and a half years later and my first vehicle is nearly paid off. The warranty ended years ago my transmission failed again just this weekend. Feeling stranded and stuck with the burden of Ford's lack of disclosure of known CVT problems, please help me get involved.


Leslie R. said
497 days ago
We bought a 2005 Freestyle. The transmission failed with 90,000 miles on it. We were quoted at a $6,000 repair/replacement job. We opted to wash our hands and buy a new car. We only had 3 payments left on the Freestyle too.


Paul P. said
496 days ago
2007Ford Freestyle 120K on it. The CVT Transmission just went out and have been quoted 7K to fix it and I owe 7K. I have filed complaints to NHSTA and Ford but am still screwed. If anyone caqn let me know about an Class Action Lawsuits I am all in. Thanks.


Jason T. said
496 days ago
My wife noticed our 2007 freestyle with 90k in it lunge hard in reverse and in drive after work today(which was terrifying to her as she had our beautiful two year old in the back), as well the wrench light lit up. We have a two year extended plan that covers under the hood components. We are awaiting a call in the AM from Ford. Ford is definitely at risk of losing us as a historical customer from here on out if they fail to work with us they may lose us for good. I hate to say that Nissan might be calling as loyal as I am to American brands. I'm not pleased with this at all.


Cheryl L. said
496 days ago
We have had many issues with our 2005 Freestyle as well. I would like to know more about the class action suit.


david r. said
495 days ago
update trans noise is getting worse 7700.00 to repair when is ford going to help their customers


ROBIN H. said
495 days ago
I purchased ford freestyle with 96844 miles from Ford dealer, filled with gas and the transmission failed within 100 miles. To cover the repair I was forced to buy a ford warranty for $2200.


Joe B. said
495 days ago
I purchased a 07 ford freestyle at 42000 miles a lil over three years ago and at 60000 miles transmission went out. It was going to cost over 7000 dollars to repair I got it rebuilt for 3700 and this was after three transmissions that they tried and they too were all bad. I was out of a vehicle for over a month because ford couldn't get me a good tranny..I want envolved in this lawsuit. I will never own a ford again after this


Stephen M. said
494 days ago
We have an 06 Freestyle that the transmission let go when I was pulling onto a busy highway! I was told replace the tranny at a cost of around $5k or look for a potential used one...no way! Or possibly get a Jasper for around $3700. I'm still paying payment on a vehicle that is taking up space in my garage that I have to keep insurance on because I owe too much on it! I've been a Ford guy my entire life! But, I'm pretty well done with Ford!If they knew this was a bad tranny and continued to pull the wool over our eyes...I'm done with Ford! Makes me mad and sad!


Shannon G. said
494 days ago
I own a 07 Freestyle and my mom owns a 06 Freestyle I had just bought mine in Jan. this yr and my mom has owned hers for a few yrs but its ironic how we both are having the same problems turn the A/C on and the car wants to plunge in forward and or reverse with my moms we almost got stranded 200 miles away from home with my at time 3 yr old if it wasn't for my friend telling us to turn it off an then back on and leave A/C off we wouldn't of made it home the wrench came on but when we turned it off and back on the wrench went off my 63 yr old mom now to this day wont use A/C because that's when it acts up Mine started acting up when I started using A/C this yr but wrench wasn't coming on the other day it decided it wanted to plunge while I was at a light an I am so glad I have fast reflexes because if I didn't I would of hit a car then yesterday it died on me again but this time wrench came on luckily I was down the road from the Ford dealer but I had hardly any power during rush hour but I made it they went to go test drive and couldn't get it out of lot then I made the comment about my moms how it did same thing and if I turned mine off and back on it would probably be ok well guess what it was so now I have to drive to take it back up there to see if they can figure it out I am going to mention that they need to really check in to this vehicle more my child is now 5 and I am so glad I didn't have her with me yesterday when this happened but this I will say the Ford dealer I go to they are really good people and try to work with me as much as they can and the guy that tried to drive it before I turned it off then drove it after is dumb founded on what is going on so hoping they help me out


Denise L. said
494 days ago
I would like part of the complaint as well. I have a 2007 freestyle and they are telling me it will be $7000 to fix the problem!!!! That's crazy.


Jeffrey S. said
493 days ago
I have a 2006 montego with only 70000 miles on it. It is now making a drone sound. I would like to be added to the class action


Douglas S. said
493 days ago
In 2007, we purchased our Ford Freestyle. We bought the 100,000 miles/7 year Ford warranty. Over the years, we have had good service and the car has operated fine. However, 4 weeks ago (June 2013), we took the car in for routine oil change and advised them the car was not idling correctly and shifting gear was difficult. I also should tell you that the was 2 months out of warranty, even though we have just 84,000 miles on the car. Ford advised the transmission was bad and needed to be replaced and the cost could be around $6,000. dollars. We felt the transmission was faulty and Ford should have agreed to pay for the repair or a large part of it. We contacted Ford headquarters in Detroit and we told that they would not support it because it was out of warranty. We believe that since there are so many others with the same problem, they should have honored it. We need the transportation and were forced to have it repaired $5,871.00. We would like to join the class action suit in order to force Ford to own up to their responsibility to the public and to recoup our expense.


sean h. said
493 days ago
i.m having the stalling problem also just started 2006.


William H. said
492 days ago
I'm having a lot of the same problems as everyone else. 2005 Ford Freestyle just jerks and now stalling.


Amy D. said
492 days ago
Have a 2005 Ford Freestyle can't even drive because the transmission is bad done had throttle body recall done just a worthless pile of junk sitting in my driveway because I can't afford to fix it!!!


Shawn G. said
492 days ago
2005 Freestyle. Had the throttle body replaced a few months ago, now I'm hearing the helicopter like noise when the car is in park and neutral.


Matthew S. said
492 days ago
I bought a 2007 Free Style with 38K and it did not drive more than 20K before the transmission went out on it. Instead of getting close to the 10K trade in value I got $3,500. I tried to have it fixed but there was no way to do it. I can't believe that it is considered a throw away car!! Never in my life have I heard of such a thing.


Heather F. said
492 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford Freestyle with 135,000 miles on it, the CVT transmission has failed based on diagnistic done by the Ford dealer here in town they tell me it will cost $7000 to fix. I still owe $7000 on the car. Who puts $7000 transmissions in cars?


Penny F. said
492 days ago
I have a ford 2006 500 thw wrench light was coming when it came on the care would not shift or move right if you turned car off it would work fine again took it to dealership could'nt find anything wrong told to bring back when wrench light is on , so I did told it was the metronic vost 1750.00 when they dropped the trans pan they said trans was bad could replace with used trans with 98000 miles for 4100.00 for 6 month warrenty or 4500.00 for 1 yr. So I said don't do anything they said I'd have to pay651.00 to get car back they did not repair anything not the metronic nothing but I still have to pay 651.00 I called ford motor and they said they can't do anything . If I want to trade it in they'll give me 600.00 cause that's all a scrap yard will give them.


Richard M. said
492 days ago
I have a 2005 Ford Freestyle and frequently experience Fail Safe Mode on my engine (on the freeway it happened a couple of times where the engine completely died on my wife and 3 kids) and unexpected surges and lunges when the car is idling. I have heard that these parts are defective from the manufacturer and wanted to know what can be done on this!


Charmaine J. said
491 days ago
I just got my 2005 Mercury Montego 3 weeks just put a new throttle body on it. I paid $689.10 and my car is still not running right. I cannit drive my car with the AC on. Everytime I go to cut the air on the car go into engine fail safemode and a monkey wrench light come on. Then the car want accelerate and I have to look up cut the car off and start it back up. I have not made my first payment yet what can I do.


Jodie B. said
491 days ago
I bought a Certified Pre-owned 2007 Ford AWD Ford Freestyle from a Ford Dealership in Wisconsin. Exactly 1 year from the date of purchase, the transmission failed. At least that's what I think happened as the car went into fail safe mode and hasn't moved since. I've had it at 2 repair shops and that latest one "thinks" it's the transmission as there remains 3 error codes that refuse to clear. I've received a quote for a remanufactured Transmission with a 3-year warranty at a cost to be of $6500, which is more than I owe on the loan!! This doesn't include the cost of towing and diagnostics. I want in on this class action lawsuit! I've been a long time Ford customer but this has been a nightmare.


Ted C. said
490 days ago
I bought a used 2007 Ford Freestyle with 94,000 miles on it less than a year ago. Soon afterwards, I noticed a whining sound coming from the engine area and thought it had to do with the CVT transmission. I had it serviced several times since and only recently when the whining sound increased did the mechanics raise any concern. The transmission does not slip but it makes a loud whining noise. I took it to the local Ford dealership and they tried to sell me on a new transmission since they "do not repair CVTs after 100K miles." My car now has approximately 117,000. I cannot comprehend why Ford cannot make good on this since it is a chronic problem apparently. The transmission should not be going bad so soon!


Paul H. said
489 days ago
My 2007 freestyle just quit shifting out of low. Ford dealer says the cvt needs replaced for $6000. The car only has 85,000 miles on it and it's scrap metal.


Ashley H. said
489 days ago
My transmission went out in my 2005 Freestyle while driving down the road. I sped up, turned my cruise control on, and the check transmission light came on; then, wouldn't shift out of 1st gear. After having it repaired, it shifts hard, whines, and the Ford dealer says that I should get a new transmission....AFTER HAVING IT "REPAIRED"!


stacey k. said
488 days ago
i bought my 2006 mercury montago 10 months ago. 2 days after i bought it from vance dealership in miami,ok i told them something was wrong with it. 2 weeks ago i was driving and it just shut down and i can't figure out whats wrong with it. i tried to make them take it back 2 days after i bought it and they wouldn't. they kept promising me to give me something else but kept blowing me off. so i got ahold of the oklahoma used car people to help me solve my problem. when they talked to them they took their side and threw my law suit away and said there was nothing wrong. the front end sounds like its going to fall out every time i hit a bump in the road. also my tranny slips and surges. the car is nice but has always had problems. i'm confused and don't know what to do. i'm disabled and i know they took advantaged of me.can u please help me. confused and sick of trying to figure out whats wrong with my car.


Sarah H. said
487 days ago
Same problems with 2007 Ford Freestyle!


victor h. said
487 days ago
transmission has already has been replaced once at 57k


Daniel M. said
486 days ago
Own 2006 Freestyle having exact issues as everyone else. Very dissatisfied with ford.


Daniel M. said
486 days ago
Own 2006 Freestyle having exact issues as everyone else. Very dissatisfied with ford.


Daniel M. said
486 days ago
Own 2006 Freestyle having exact issues as everyone else. Very dissatisfied with ford.


Amanda W. said
486 days ago
I had to replace the air compressor in my 2007 Ford Freestyle with <70k miles, which cost $1600, today my transmission light came on. I had the automatic acceleration problem that was replaced by their recall for the throttle body. I hope they respond to all these complaints! You shouldn't need a new transmission with how low of miles everyone seems to have.


Miguel C. said
486 days ago
My 2007 Freestyle tranny went out and now I can't even sell it for 1500. no one wants it. I loved this car its a great car when it runs. I want to be included in the lawsuit


Brenda B. said
486 days ago
My 2007 Freestyle has less than 56,000 miles and has developed terminal transmission trouble. Ford has offered no help. I want to be included in the lawsuit.


Karla M. said
485 days ago
I also have a ford freestyle 2005 had to chaned the transmission earlier this year, spent 5500.00 dollars. Please includ me in the law suit.


Karla M. said
485 days ago
I also have a ford freestyle 2005 had to chaned the transmission earlier this year, spent 5500.00 dollars. Please includ me in the law suit.


Anthony W. said
485 days ago
I have a 2006 Ford Freestyle and recently found out that my transmission is starting to go out and that I will have to buy a new one to replace it at a cost of over $5,000 dollars. I like my Freestyle, but I can not afford to pay $5,000 dollars to get it fixed. I have also noticed my vehicle from time to time wanting to speed up either in reverse or going forward from take off. Please include me in the law suit.


Rose M. said
485 days ago
I am having the same problem on Freestyle 2006. Keeps stalling and lacking power. Engine light and code P0701 keeps coming on. When code in on, it rattles without gaining speed when I try to accerelate. From all the problems I am having with this model, this law suit is now our only savior. Ford should not be allowed to reap us off like this. I want to be included in the law suit.


Kevin J. said
485 days ago
2007 Mercury Montego, purchased new, 107,000 miles, excellent maintenance. Three days ago without warning it lost all forward mobility while on a heavily trafficked four lane road with no shoulder or means of exit. Dealer says "$6,900" for a remanufactured Ford unit, with no other means of repair. Obviously these CVT transmissions were defective from the factory. 6/24/13


Michelle S. said
484 days ago
I would like to join the lawsuit. My 2007 Ford Freestyle with the CVT transmission went out at 96000 miles with routine maintenence. Now I owe more than the damn car is worth. A Ford dealer approximated the cost for replacement at $4900. The car is Blue Booked at $6000. How is this possible? Ford is truly @!$#%. I now worry for my son and my safety, and am in a financial bind. Thank you, Ford, MSFB.


david s. said
484 days ago
I have a 2007 ford freestyle with 107k with the CVT transmission and it just went out ford say it will cost almost 7000 dollars I wound like to be included in the law suit.


david s. said
484 days ago
I have a 2007 ford freestyle with 107k with the CVT transmission and it just went out ford say it will cost almost 7000 dollars I wound like to be included in the law suit.


Louis J. V. said
484 days ago
I have a 2007 ford freestar with CVT transmission when backing up there is a rattle in the tran. thought it was a cvc joint had it checked out was told it is coming from revers gear rattle in transmission would like to be included in suit


justin g. said
484 days ago
still owe $2400 on a 2005 freestyle with a blown transmission at 65,000 mi. with a repair bill in the tune of $5000. worst car we have ever owned.


Laz D. said
484 days ago
2005 Ford Freestyle with 100k and trans is making noise only on park and idle. How can I also join this lawsuit?


Brian J. said
483 days ago
We have the same problem... 65k had transmission motor mount replaced to keep torque from damaging the tranny anymore. Still has revving and lurching problems. So unsafe and would like to be contacted about lawsuit or recall.


donna d. said
483 days ago
We have a 2006 ford freestyle and are having issues with loss of power, reving engine, loud whining, metallic smell. The problem is inconsistant and has no precursor for when or why the unsafe condition may begin. We have had it looked at by both our mechanic and then by the ford dealership twice. The dealership cleaned the throttle body and reset the computer and it worker for several weeks. The siuation reoccured about three weeks later. The Throttle body became so hot the first time that it "melted" the brakes and parts surrounding. At this time the dealership has the car and is trying to replicate the symptoms with no luck. Am interested in solutions to this problem? I would like to be contacted about this suit.


donna d. said
483 days ago
We have a 2006 ford freestyle and are having issues with loss of power, reving engine, loud whining, metallic smell. The problem is inconsistant and has no precursor for when or why the unsafe condition may begin. We have had it looked at by both our mechanic and then by the ford dealership twice. The dealership cleaned the throttle body and reset the computer and it worker for several weeks. The siuation reoccured about three weeks later. The Throttle body became so hot the first time that it "melted" the brakes and parts surrounding. At this time the dealership has the car and is trying to replicate the symptoms with no luck. Am interested in solutions to this problem? I would like to be contacted about this suit.


donna d. said
483 days ago
We have a 2006 ford freestyle and are having issues with loss of power, reving engine, loud whining, metallic smell. The problem is inconsistant and has no precursor for when or why the unsafe condition may begin. We have had it looked at by both our mechanic and then by the ford dealership twice. The dealership cleaned the throttle body and reset the computer and it worker for several weeks. The siuation reoccured about three weeks later. The Throttle body became so hot the first time that it "melted" the brakes and parts surrounding. At this time the dealership has the car and is trying to replicate the symptoms with no luck. Am interested in solutions to this problem? I would like to be contacted about this suit.


donna d. said
483 days ago
We have a 2006 ford freestyle and are having issues with loss of power, reving engine, loud whining, metallic smell. The problem is inconsistant and has no precursor for when or why the unsafe condition may begin. We have had it looked at by both our mechanic and then by the ford dealership twice. The dealership cleaned the throttle body and reset the computer and it worker for several weeks. The siuation reoccured about three weeks later. The Throttle body became so hot the first time that it "melted" the brakes and parts surrounding. At this time the dealership has the car and is trying to replicate the symptoms with no luck. Am interested in solutions to this problem? I would like to be contacted about this suit.


donna d. said
483 days ago
We have a 2006 ford freestyle and are having issues with loss of power, reving engine, loud whining, metallic smell. The problem is inconsistant and has no precursor for when or why the unsafe condition may begin. We have had it looked at by both our mechanic and then by the ford dealership twice. The dealership cleaned the throttle body and reset the computer and it worker for several weeks. The siuation reoccured about three weeks later. The Throttle body became so hot the first time that it "melted" the brakes and parts surrounding. At this time the dealership has the car and is trying to replicate the symptoms with no luck. Am interested in solutions to this problem? I would like to be contacted about this suit.


troy s. said
483 days ago
Just bought 05 freestyle from private sale. Was deiving home tranny light comes on no power wow did I get screrwed want in on lawsuit


Rose M. said
483 days ago
We have a 2006 Freestyle that we bought recently. It has lost power completely and it revs with alot of sound without picking speed. The enngine light has come up a few times. I wish I had seen this before I bought. Today in the morning while driving on a busy highway, I almost got into a terible accident because it just slowed down without notice- is this what Ford is waiting for? It shows that this problem has been known to Ford for a long time. Will they act only when there are fatalities? What can we do to hasten a recall or compensation?


Andrea M. said
482 days ago
2006 freestyle 109,000 same as all the above. Car has been making noise forever. Now gears are NOT SHIFTING. Please make me kart of the law suit thank you!


Jason G. said
481 days ago
I have a 2005 ford freestyle. Just had the throttle body cleaned and computer reset yesterday. Brought it home from the dealership and parked it. My wife was driving it today and it shut off. I was then driving it later on myself and parked it then went out to start it and there was no power whatsoever. There is also a whining sound coming from it now as well. I want to know what has to be done to join the law suit as well.


kevin j. said
480 days ago
my 2006 ford freestyle stop while i was driving on the freeway doing 70.everything just when out,steering got hard .all the lights came on and the rain was coming down.the transmission when completely out .no warning at call,


Joseph S. said
478 days ago
2005 Ford 500. Same problems as everyone else. Is this model also named in the class action? I haven't taken mine to the shop yet. I'm doing that today. Someone let me know if I'm able to join in.


SHANNON C. said
478 days ago
Oh no! This is very scary seeing as how we are planning on giving this car to my newly driving daughter! I guess we will rethink that! We have a 2005 Ford Freestyle and have already had the throttle body replaced, which was recalled. The check engine light came on, and several times it stalled while driving. When it finally gave out, I was on an interstate going 75 MPH. Now I am concerned because I had a car salesman tell me about the CVT and how much it costs to fix it! I would like to be added to this lawsuit if it is possible!


Amanda M. said
478 days ago
i have a 2005 mercury montago and no matter what speed your driving the car will out of no where shift into "fail engine safe mode" with brings the car to a holting speed of 2-5 mph. I was told buuy dealer after paying a heafty diag fee that the throttle body will need replaced and it is not covered under my powertrain/drivetrain warrenty and will cost me $700. I am a low income mother of 3 small children and do not have the funds ontop of the $450 a month car payment. as of now 7-1-13 the car goes into "fail engine safe mode" during the first 5 minutes of driving. can I be part of this suit?


Ray B. said
478 days ago
I have a 2006 Freestyle, while I have not had any transmission problems so far, I'm approaching 100k miles and encountering resistance shifting between gears. I had this fear of this transmission for some time knowing that Ford only manufactured it for such a short period.


kyle w. said
478 days ago
i have a 2006 ford five hundred same transmission and it just went out out of the blue driving from work it wasnt ticking or anything pulled up to a red light and the car started smoking i get out to check whats going on and water and look like oil was just pouring all from the bottum so i get back in the car to pull to the side of the road and car would not go in drive reverse nothing i havent had the car 4 months


Elvia M. said
477 days ago
Great! I bought the car end of February and it did the lunge thing while I was parking. We had the ac on all day because it was so hot. I'm taking it to dealer this morning to take care of throttle recall. Now I'm worried that won't fix the problem after reading all these stories. This is the main transportation for my 4 kids.


Patricia L. said
473 days ago
I am have the transmission problem. My transmission quit with no warning on a main street in our town. I was able to turn the wheel and get it on a side street by coasting. I had it towed to our mechanic. He called Ford and he was quoted the 5 to 7 thousand to get it fixed. He thought he could rebuild it for less than half of that so we let him rebuild. He rebuilt it 3 times and it still would run a little then shut down and only go into low gear. His problem was he couldn't tell what part was not working properly because Ford will not release the codes for it. This happened in April and we still cannot drive it. I finally called Ford in Michigan and they gave me a customer service person to help me. She said take it to a Ford dealer and have them diagnosis what was wrong. Oh I forgot to say it only refuses to go into gear on about your 3rd or 4th time you drive it and if you let it rest for about an hour it's ok to drive 3 or 4 more times before it acts up. Back to we took it to the Ford dealer in Hutchinson and they would not check it out because it ran fine for them. Called back my Customer Service Rep and she said take it to another dealer out of town. We did! Their diagnosis was it needed a new transmission and they could put it in for 5 to 6,000. I back at square 1 waiting to hear the rep on how they can help me. This is a nightmare and if Ford had told me when we bought the car new that it might have problems with the transmission I would have bought another car. That's my issue they purposely new that transmission could go down but did not choose to let the consumer know! I would like to join the suit also.


Chris F. said
472 days ago
We bought our 06 freestyle in 2010 and our first issue with it was 2days later when we started noticing vibration while slowing down from a high speed. Dealer fixed the proble but it is now doing it again! This week at 80,000 miles it started lunging forward at low speeds!! Its so scary because you dont have control of the vehicle! I am so upset include me!


Greg G. said
472 days ago
2005 Mercury Montego. Have some of the same problems. Can be driving at highway speeds when all of a sudden, the engine rpms rev and no acceleration. This is also becoming a more frequent problem at lower speeds when driving through the neighborhood. The only solution I have is whenever this happens is to shift the transmission into neutral and then back into drive. This can be very nerve racking when accelerating to enter the highway. Also have to shift into neutral on occasion when slowing for a stop sign or red light due to excessive bucking when the transmission is downshifting.


Marjorie C. said
471 days ago
2007 Ford freestyle started with whining in park and neutral then reverse, dealership says transmission.


Tiffany G. said
471 days ago
2006 freestyle and last summer my dealership had it for 6 months doing transmission repairs that cost me $1500. I got the car back in January and now the wrench light is in again and we are driving home from vacation! I want to sue the pants off of someone, please count me in!


phillip l. said
471 days ago
we have a 2006 ford freestyle--just found out it is our TRANSMISSION!!!! we are interested in learning more about the situation!!!


Katy R. said
470 days ago
I have a 2007 ford freestyle that started having problems about a year ago. I had work done on it and the place said there were little crystals in the transmission fluid. They flushed it out and replaced it among other things. The bill was around $600. A couple months ago problems started again and it started making a loud whining noise and would not shift properly and then finally died completely in my friends driveway. The car will start but not go into drive or reverse. The transmission is shot. I only owe 3000 on the car and it will take around 5000 to fix. I only have 80,000 miles on the car and it would be paid off in a year and a half. Ford needs to take responsibility for there actions. Should not have to pay to have the transmission fixed at 80,000 miles. Its completely wrong of them to not pay for the new transmission. Please count me in!


Robert C. said
470 days ago
2006 FORD FREESTYLE....Have similar issues with approx. 80K miles. This vehicle is an SEL with All Wheel Drive.


Deborah K. said
469 days ago
My in laws have a 2007 Ford 500 with 63,000 miles on it and were told they need a new transmission and that it was not covered under warranty. How do they join this lawsuit?


Deborah B. said
468 days ago
My Mom was driving her 2006 Ford 500 in April 2013, when the car lurched forward and then stopped, and would not restart. Fortunately, she had not made it to the main highway yet, or the scenario could have been worse. Next day car was towed to a local transmission shop, only to be told it was a transmission issue. Had it towed back home, next day had it towed to a Texas Ford dealership, who wanted $6955 to put in another transmission, so I arranged to have it towed back home again. The service advisor told my sister-in-law when she went to pay the diagnostic fee, that he thought my Mom was going to let him replace the transmission (not at her cost, when it's a Ford isuue). Prior to having the car towed all over two counties, I called Ford Customer Relationship Center numerous times to see if they would repair the transmission. Of course in the long run, they gave some crap excuse that the powertrain warranty had expired!!! I also sent a letter to their Board of Directors, asking for repair assistance. My Mom's car had 28,000 miles on it!!! My Mom needs to be included in this lawsuit.


Andrea M. said
468 days ago
I just bought a 2005 Freestyle less than 2 months ago. I am already having problems. Please help! I would like to be part of the lawsuit providing it will pay me back for purchase price or replacement cost of the CVT.


sharon k. said
468 days ago
2005 Mercury Montego having many of the same issues. Primarily it bucks and shakes when trying to increase speed to go up inclines/hills and when need to brake harder or stop quickly.


sharon k. said
468 days ago
2005 Mercury Montego having many of the same issues. Primarily it bucks and shakes when trying to increase speed to go up inclines/hills and when need to brake harder or stop quickly.


Stephen B. said
468 days ago
I have a 2005 Ford 500 AWD with the CVT--tranny just went out last week with 108000 miles on car. Dealer in N/O is replacing it for $7,000 which appears to be about the right price given the discussion here. How do I go about joining this lawsuit.


Gina M. said
467 days ago
We also have a 2006 Freestyle that lunges forward and has loud noises coming from the transmission. I would like to join the lauwsuit.


Lorri W. said
466 days ago
We have a 2005 Freestyle, 117,000 plus miles. Experiencing a loud noise when accelerating. How do I join this class action suit? Thank you


Lorri W. said
466 days ago
We have a 2005 Freestyle, 117,000 plus miles. Experiencing a loud noise when accelerating. How do I join this class action suit? Thank you


connie s. said
465 days ago
we have an 05 freestyle with same issues repaired it 1st time at 32000, now again at 84,000. van has been very well taken care of and serviced regulary. How do I join the lawsuit?


margaret r. said
465 days ago
I have also had the problems with 2 ford 500, One was not as bad, I traded for another vehicle. The second car is terrible, estimate for repairs is $3000.00 for a 2005 valued at $3000.00 and not paid for, was sold to me like this. Ford refuses to even pay to tell us what is wrong. How do I join the class action????


margaret r. said
465 days ago
I have also had the problems with 2 ford 500, One was not as bad, I traded for another vehicle. The second car is terrible, estimate for repairs is $3000.00 for a 2005 valued at $3000.00 and not paid for, was sold to me like this. Ford refuses to even pay to tell us what is wrong. How do I join the class action????


Harold H. said
464 days ago
2005 Freestyle Limited in very good condition and serviced per manual. Transmission is whining very loudly. 94000 miles. Ford should buy these vehicles for what they would be worth without the tranny problem. I would not have purchased this car (I bought it new in 2/2005) if I knew it would be worthless at less than 100,000 miles. Ford is responsible.


Pam H. said
464 days ago
I just took my 2005 Montego in with these problems. I almost have an accident on a highway a few days ago when my car lost power and bucked and i was badly shaken. I told the dealership that this was a defective part and a huge safety issue that Ford has known about for years. They called Ford on my behalf and Ford agreed to pay for the entire repair under some sort of Customer Satisfaction program.


dale w. said
463 days ago
i recently bought one of these fords, no problem yet, but if there is i need advice.


Matt L. said
463 days ago
I am the owner of a 2007 Ford Freestyle. My CVT is experiencing issues. How do I join the class action suit?

Thanks


Mary D. said
462 days ago
driving down the highway wrench light comes on cars and behaving well 2007 Ford Freestyle already off put on 6n to break new rotors have multiple problems I'd like to join this class action lawsuit as well


Mary D. said
462 days ago
driving down the highway wrench light comes on cars and behaving well 2007 Ford Freestyle already off put on 6n to break new rotors have multiple problems I'd like to join this class action lawsuit as well


Lisa C. said
462 days ago
Hello, I am the owner of a 2006 Ford Freestyle. We bought it in December 2011 for $14,000 and still owe $11,700 on it. Apparently it is worth practically nothing now, because the transmission is making funny noises, and our mechanic says we need a new transmission. I would like to be added to the class action lawsuit. I also just spent $2761.35 on car repairs less than 2 months ago, including new brakes and shocks. I am stuck out of state now with no way to get home. I have my twin 5-year-old daughters with me, and am just thankful that we discovered the problem before it died on us - that would have been dangerous! I am from Minnesota, but stuck in Arizona. The air conditioning is also broken - it only works at high speeds.


Mark W. said
462 days ago
I also purchased a 2006 Ford Freestyle back in 2010 and for the past few months or so, when i switch gears from drive to reverse or reverse to drive, the rpms go flying into the 3 without me taking my foot off the brake. Today I was reversing to park the car, and when i turned the wheel all the way to the right, it just revved loud and hard and then the oil light, check engine, and battery lights came on. I turned the car off and then back on. Then it happened again when I went to reverse. I would like to be a part of this class action lawsuit as well. Please sign me up. This is way to dangerous to drive.


Shane H. said
462 days ago
I purchased my 2007 Freestyle in Feb. 2009 and it now has around 78,000 miles and the cvt has gone out and the car has been sitting beside my house for a year now because I can't afford to replace the Cvt transmission. I still owe over $8,000 on it and it's just sitting costing over $ 400.00 a month. I am just throwing money away and would like to be added to this class action

Thanks.


Gillian B. said
461 days ago
We own a 2007 Freestyle and just came back from the transmission shop. The CVT needs replacement, at a cost of $6K at least. How can we join the suit?


Edwin E. said
460 days ago
We own a 2006 Ford Five Hundred & just got it back from a local Ford Dealer in the area after a week and they want $980 just to tear down the trans to determine what is wrong without parts & then i was told by the Service Supervisor that these are throw away Transmissions, we take it down and replace new at the tune of 5K without labor and other parts. The car has 87K and when I'm on the highway and try to speedup suddenly to pass or something the car goes into "Limp" mode and the rpm's shoot to 4k the car cant accelerate its like dead, i've had to put it into neutral on several occasions while driving to turn the car off wait a sec and turn it back on then wait another sec and smash the gas pedal to be able to gain control again! not to mention the hard bucking from time to time when changing from park to drive or from drive to reverse, feels like the transmission together with the engine is going to fly out of the Hood!! Needless to say please sign me up on the doted line PLEASE!!


Anastasia M. said
460 days ago
I bought my 2005 ford freestyle brand new and my cvt transmission went out when my car had only about 70,000 miles on it and I also had my throttle body replaced as well. I was driving on the free way when without any warning my car just died out causing me to panic and almost getting into a car accident. Luckily that didn't happen. I brought it to the dealership 3 times and they couldn't find the problem causing me to not feel very secure about the car I bought. Finally they found the problem and fixed it by putting on a new throttle body and a new transmission. Now my car has 130,000 miles and it is starting to surge and make a helicopter type noise, and I took it to a mechanic and he says its my throttle body and my transmission again. The shop wants to charge me six thousand dollars to fix which i cant afford and I am gonna have to try to trade it in but dealerships don't want to give me anything for it because of its bad history of such a pricey repair. I want to be apart of his lawsuit because of all the hardships and loss of time and depreciation of my vehicle. Thanks


joe v. said
460 days ago
I own a 2007 freestyle limited and was told be local transmission place the cost might be 3300.00. Now that was an estimate and we all know were it goes from there. I phone ford dealership and the can get remanufactured on for 7300.00. That was just price for transmission not installed. This is wrong. I live in canada and was hoping if anyone knows if a canadian law suit is underway.


Kevin D. said
460 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford Freestyle. Transmission started making a "roaring" sound and quit working completely while my wife was driving it on a busy road. Had to have it towed to dealership to get fixed. Paid over $4K for a "used" transmission with a 6 month warranty since they no longer make new ones. Last week, car died on a road trip out of town because of a "throttle body" issue. Had to rent another car to finish the trip. Was able to re-start, the car after letting it sit and limped home by accelerating/decelerating all the time. Remanufactured throttle body cost $600 to replace. Please add my claim to the class action!


Kevin D. said
460 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford Freestyle. Transmission started making a "roaring" sound and quit working completely while my wife was driving it on a busy road. Had to have it towed to dealership to get fixed. Paid over $4K for a "used" transmission with a 6 month warranty since they no longer make new ones. Last week, car died on a road trip out of town because of a "throttle body" issue. Had to rent another car to finish the trip. Was able to re-start, the car after letting it sit and limped home by accelerating/decelerating all the time. Remanufactured throttle body cost $600 to replace. Please add my claim to the class action!


colin r. said
460 days ago
same issues as above. was just told by a mechanic the car was basically worthless. already fixed throttle cable out of pocket ($1800), not need to spend another $6k+ for a new transmission? Interestingly, Ford has a fix for the part of our transmission that's broken (need to replace input shaft), however they also recommend you NOT take their transmission's apart. Instead they suggest you just replace altogether. talked to someone at Ford HQ and they basically told me I was s-o-l. I told them they were s-o-l because i would never by a car from them again.


Charissa S. said
459 days ago
I am amazed and appalled at the same time at all the people having these problem with the Freestyles. I am having the same issue and was told the exact same thing as everyone above. My mechanic asked me if I had a lake to drive it into! I am saddened as I love this vehicle and have had it for 3 years, but was hoping for many more! I also owe money on it as well. The input shaft barring needs replaced, but not even Ford rebuilds these transmissions, you just have to buy a new one at $6k! Ford needs to step up and take care of each one of us and I pray the Lord protects from any serious accidents because of these issues! I would love to know how to join this class action suit.


Jason T. said
459 days ago
Same problem on my 2005 AWD Ford 500. No signs of problems and then suddenly car wouldn't move due to CVT transmission failure. 4 hours away from home late on a Saturday night. Thankfully on a side road, not a highway, but still very dangerous and inconvenient. $6k to fix according to dealer.


Jennifer B. said
458 days ago
2005 freestyle, cvt died yesterday with 100,382 on the odometer. Would like to join the suit.


mike r. said
457 days ago
we have a 2005 ford freestar sel, the torque converter quit with no warning had it replaced, received reimbursement from ford but now tranny is shuttering, changed fuel filter, and tranny filter, and removed pcm and dried it out best I could but with no luck , still shutters. I am afraid to let my family travel in it for any distance other than a mile or two to the nearest store to our home . so much for buying this family van and I cant trust it to transport my family !!!! I would like to be part of this class action ...


Brian R. said
457 days ago
I bought my '05 Freestyle 8 years ago and had transmission stalling and jerking (especially with the AC on). I have an appointment in the morning because it stalled out on me (first time) while cruising at highway speed. Pulled over, turned it off, restarted, both the check engine & transaxle lights came on. I'm 2000 miles away from home on vacation!


Erin C. said
456 days ago
I have a 2006 Ford freestyle and it is experiencing these same problems. It is a hazard to drive! Yesterday after picking up my daughter at the airport the car stalled 4 times. It refused to go over 20 miles an hour, even with the "pedal to the metal". Which is really scary in downtown traffic. It kept surging forward and backward on it's own as well.


Erin C. said
456 days ago
I have a 2006 Ford freestyle and it is experiencing these same problems. It is a hazard to drive! Yesterday after picking up my daughter at the airport the car stalled 4 times. It refused to go over 20 miles an hour, even with the "pedal to the metal". Which is really scary in downtown traffic. It kept surging forward and backward on it's own as well.


Amy F. said
456 days ago
I have had moderate lunging issues but learned to be quick with the brake. Now, today, I was driving home and it totally stalled out on the highway. Luckily I was able to get over to the side before it stopped totally. I am having it towed into my mechanics as I type. Wanna bet I get the same answer as everyone else? Add me to the suit please!


Harry K. said
456 days ago
Spent over $1000 in 2011 to replace the throttle body assembly and related parts on my 2007 Freestyle due to the "surging" problem. Dealer and corporation refuse to refund that money after I was notified of the free "throttle body cleaning" offered to fix the problem. Broken top motor mount and a defective front seat belt buckle. Ford also deferred many service complaints by normalizing problems with charging system by waiting 'til warranty expired then informing me of need for new alternator. I will never buy an American vehicle again. Ever.


Tim K. said
455 days ago
I have a 2006 Ford Freestlye. I can't believe the CVT is going to cost me about $3,500. for it and there is nobdy around here to even install it and was told it takes special tools to do it. Put me in for the law suit.


Steven E. said
455 days ago
Just bought a 2006 Freestyle (as-is) with the wrench light lit and I guess it was in limp home mode since 25MPH was the max it would go...and scary too considering the high RPM's required. I connected my code reader and jotted down the codes...but surprisingly, after erasing the codes, the problem went away and it was smooth sailing the entire 60 mile trip home.
Now that was last Saturday and we've been busy just scrubbing the carpet and seats but now I'm thinking I shouldn't rush out and buy new tires just yet.
I sure wish my wife wouldn't have twisted my arm to buy that thing. All the horror stories has me worried.


Susan M. said
455 days ago
I bought two 2007 Freestyles, both transmissions went out at approximately 15000 miles, they were under warranty and Ford supposedly replaced them. In December one went out again. I took it to a transmission shop paid $3,750.00 for repairs, they gave me a six month warranty, during the warranty period it started whining took it back, they repaired it again. A month after the warranty it is out again. No it won't even turn over. I have also put two ac compressors in it, motor mounts, transmission mounts, the climate control is out, all this and only 90,000 miles. Ford should have given a warning when selling any after the 2005 models were having all these problems.


Kathleen H. said
455 days ago
I own a 2006 Ford Freestyle which I purchased in 2006. I have had some past experiences with what appeared to be the transmission slipping when mileage was around 50,000. The wrench light would come on, but then the car would resume as normal and the wrench light would go off. I was told by the Dealership Service Department, that unless they were in the auto when it happened or the light was on, they could not run a code or determine the cause. My Freestyle now has 108,000 miles and this morning I was on the highway to work, the transmission slightly slipped and then when I accelerated, I had no power. I have talked to two Ford Dealership Service Departments and they tell me it will be around $6000 (give or take) to replace the transmission. They said that no one will "repair it" due to the "CVT" transmission. I had to have it towed and missed work because of this. Ford should pay, not their customers. I want restitution. Ford needs to recall these automobiles and replace the transmission with one that they KNOW is not faulty. They also need to pay for a rental auto while my transmission is being replaced with a new/reliable/safe one. I am very upset and would like to know where to go from here. I have taken great care of my automobile, it looks new. Please make Ford pay to replace the transmission or the automobile.


Kathleen H. said
455 days ago
Just last week I had my 2006 Freestyle at the Dealership getting a new A/C condenser put on $1200. They also replaced the Throttle Body at that time. I am not upset about any of that, but Ford knowing this CVT transmission is faulty makes me sad to say that I trusted Ford. I drive 25 miles, one way - highway, to work...I could have been injured or killed. I am past upset...I am angry. Ford Motor Company needs to step up quickly.


Kathleen H. said
455 days ago
Just last week I had my 2006 Freestyle at the Dealership getting a new A/C condenser put on $1200. They also replaced the Throttle Body at that time. I am not upset about any of that, but Ford knowing this CVT transmission is faulty makes me sad to say that I trusted Ford. I drive 25 miles, one way - highway, to work...I could have been injured or killed. I am past upset...I am angry. Ford Motor Company needs to step up quickly.


david d. said
454 days ago
2005 freestylefwd. transmission making terrible noises. wont shift properly. . revsand feels like in neutral.


david d. said
454 days ago
2005 freestylefwd. transmission making terrible noises. wont shift properly. . revsand feels like in neutral.


HIllary S. said
454 days ago
Cracked Motor mount at 40,000 miles.


HIllary S. said
454 days ago
Cracked Motor mount at 40,000 miles.


HIllary S. said
454 days ago
Cracked Motor mount at 40,000 miles.


Pamelia B. said
454 days ago
Wow! So shocked and so happy to know that I am not the only one that paid out the ying yang for nothing but a piece of crap ;-( I was lucky enough to purchase the extended full warranty on my 2005 freestyle that Is now no longer in warranty and it continues to be one thing after another with this car. Eats brakes, eats tires, eats light bulb and brake bulbs, throttle issues, now CVt transmission going out ;-( seriously..and no trade in value as well!! pathetic.


Pamelia B. said
454 days ago
Wow! So shocked and so happy to know that I am not the only one that paid out the ying yang for nothing but a piece of crap ;-( I was lucky enough to purchase the extended full warranty on my 2005 freestyle that Is now no longer in warranty and it continues to be one thing after another with this car. Eats brakes, eats tires, eats light bulb and brake bulbs, throttle issues, now CVt transmission going out ;-( seriously..and no trade in value as well!! pathetic.


Bryant S. said
453 days ago
I purchased a brand new 2005 Ford Five Hundred from Live Oak Ford in Live Oak, Florida in 2005. It has the same dangerous transmission conditions mentioned in many of the previous comments. I could not even trade the car because a local dealer said it was dangerous to drive. Three dealerships have confirmed there are service bulletins but no recalls. The average cost I have been given for the repair of Ford's faulty design in the transmission is $1700.00 to $2400.00. I guess not enough people have been injured or killed due to this unpredictable faulty workmanship for Ford to do the right thing and recall these units.


Linda C. said
452 days ago
Sorry to say that I have the same transmission troubles as everyone else who has a 2006 Freestyle. Bought it used with 100,000 miles, but was in great shape and the car fax indicated that transmission was replaced in 2009 at 46,000 miles at ford dealership and then in 2012 a momnth before we bought it the transmission was checked out and passed. Again this was done by the dealership. Fortunately, I opted to purchase a two year extended warranty which said transmission is covered. Since the car fax said that the ford dealership had dealt with the issues and with the extended warranty I felt that it was safe to purchase car even with high mileage. One month ago warning light appeared. I made appointed for service at dealership. Two days before appt. heard loud "helicopter" sound and had car towed to dealership. Said filters clogged and would cost $700 to fix. Said insurance wou
ldn't cover it as it was a maintenance problem that we had "refused" to do at point of purchase. We were never told anything of the kind and I said..
. What kind of idiot would refuse to take care of something so important. I will not go into all of the back and forth that took place over past month. Dealership appeared to be willing to put new transmission however they seemed to be having their issues with Ford corporate and the insurance which was supposed to cover repair. The end of it is that they said that they were replacing old transmission with a "rebuilt" one and that everything is new except for the casing. They also said that we wouldn't have to have it checked it or have it inspected for 80000 miles however since we use the car for business they reccommended a check at 60000 miles. To be honest I don't know what actually was done on the car. I have paperwork but its not clear to me. I don't feel safe or secure ESP after reading everyone else experiences. May try to trade in for something other than a Ford before something bad happens. Would like to join with group fighting for some justice in this matter.


kenneth p. said
451 days ago
I have a 2006 freestyle. I am one of the lucky ones! I have 125xxx miles and have NEVER had any problems with it!!! With that being said; My CVT started acting up. limp mode any time you hit a bump. wrench light, 50mph max, low accel. a lil disappointed now but still lucky it lasted this long!


Bernice R. said
450 days ago
I have a 2006 Freestyle, My Transmission is bad as well I, after getting several diagnosed , it is the!! Transmission with the cost of $60000. plus Ford refuse to help in any form, not even a discount to help, I will never by another Ford Car Ever, Ever, I went as far as talking to a so called manger @ Ford corporate. not HELP.
no help!!.


Shirley R. said
450 days ago
I own a 2006 Ford Freestyle with 59,454 miles on it. I have thoroughly enjoyed my car up until the past 6 months. It has started lunging and lurching and stalling when I back up or put it in drive and has gone completely dead when I stop at traffic lights. I had it serviced this weekend at the dealer and also had transmission fluid changed. While I was waiting on my car I was told that my upper motor mount was bad and would need to be replaced for $400.00. I do not have the money for all these repairs (I doubt anybody does). I would like to be part of this class action suit because from what I have read in other posts this situation can only get worse. Also, I read that Ford Motor sent out a letter in December of 2012 regarding replacing a part on the throttle but I did not receive that letter.


Sherry B. said
449 days ago
My car was purchased as a return,had problem with transmission from the beginning some type of repair was done.Later had problem with fly by wire system still under warranty and Ford said they could not find a problem after warranty expired then they diagnosed the problem.Was still having problem with the car accelerating periodically which was associated with the cvt transmission,now Ford says the transmission needs to be replaced.The extended warranty company says I need to pay 600.00 dollars for Ford to remove and then they will assess if they will pay for the repair have had nothing but problems with this car and no one wants to step up and be responsible as they should.Ford has done this before with other mechanical issues,how much more of this are we tolerate?With all major repairs needed for this car it was never diagnosed properly until the warranty expired.


Jessica B. said
449 days ago
I purchased my 2005 Mercury Montego new and it now has 130,000 miles. I live where the speed limit is 55mph. This past month I traveled in another state where it is legal to drive 65mph which I did freely. While in another state the safe engine mode light came on with the wrench light. I could feel the car shifting when I slowed down instead of the usual smooth ride. After stopping and parking car for 1 and1/2 hours I started it again. It returned to normal with no light. I pulled in to an auto mechanic garage and mechanic said if it happens again come back and I'll take a look at it. I then returned to my home state 500 miles back. In my home state the safe engine light and wrench came on again. My mechanic said there next appointment was five days away. Tried not to drive it till then, but on a small ride the check engine light came on with little lit up engine in dashboard. It vasilated between engine safe mode light and check engine light. Got mechanic to take it early, today. Said I need new throttle body for $700+. On 12/13/12 I had to get a new engine upper rear engine mount for about $320. Just this past May, 2013 replacing a right head lamp cost $182.60. Reading all these scenarios makes me realize I could be in for a huge unexpected expense. I would like to keep informed on this class action suit. I just called FORD customer satisfaction. They have nothing to offer at this time, but said if they did create customer satisfaction package for this, they would likely only reimburse for parts, not labor, unless I went to a Ford dealer for the repair. I told them I would not be satisfied without receiving labor reimbursement, at least for the amount of labor Ford would charge.


s e f. said
448 days ago
Had throttle body fixed, have a cracked motor mount,noise under hood when car is running and in park, when out of park noise stops,need help with this 2007 Freestyle I am retired.


Sabrina C. said
448 days ago
I am experiencing the same issues. I just purchased my 2007 Ford Freestyle 3 months ago, now 80,000 miles on the vehicle, and I am already having problems. The car is jumping when putting vehicle in reverse and drive. This alone scares me because I park close to a sidewalk that I must back up to slowly in order to see people walking on the sidewalk. If this car jumps backwards I could hit someone! I am having problems accelerating and power in the vehicle is lagging. I have now been stranded numerous times because the car will not start. I am taking the car to be looked at in two days and suspect it will be this CVT problem. What to I need to do to be involved in this suit?


Kenley C. said
448 days ago
I also have a 2005 Ford Freestyle with the same transmission problems. In the winter time our transmission almost completely quits, and leaves you stranded. It was doing ok in the summer until recently now it is shutting down how you drive in the summer, loss of power and goes into limp mode. We just turned over 100k. We would also like to be part of this suit, we have had many trips to the repair shop, with money down the drain, because they can't fix it unless we do a new transmission


Jessica B. said
447 days ago
My 2005 Montego is still in shop day late from promised return, getting throttle body, and mechanic making sure transmission is safe. (not a Ford Dealership). I am requesting to speak with a lawyer about my rights before I go further with this car. Thank you


Bobby B. said
446 days ago
We purchased a 2006 Ford Five Hundred about a year ago with 131,000 it was a very well maintained fleet vehicle. We loved the car. Until my 17 year old daughter was driving the car and without any warning the car made a loud noise and then the front wheels locked up in the middle of the road. Thank God my daughter was not hurt. Now we have a $5500.00 car setting in our driveway. Ford gave me a quote to replace the trans of $5800.00. Or I can buy a used one for $2000.00 plus labor. Ford needs to fix this problem if they want to be considered an American Company still


Richard M. said
446 days ago
I have just got the news that I also have to replace my transmission, on my 2006 Freestyle


Mary L. said
445 days ago
I have a 2005 Mercury Montego which I purchased new. It now has 71,000 miles on it. I am having problems with the transmission. It jerks when it is down shifting and makes a loud noise. I would also like to join this class action lawsuit.


cora c. said
445 days ago
Yes we own a 2005 mercury Montego and the transmission is jerking when we are doing at least 35 to 40 mph and it keeps cutting off making a putting noise we have to use the fuel reset button in order to get the car back started up this just started happening and our car is at 105K.


Pat B. said
445 days ago
We also have a 2007 ford freestyle. As of a week ago it had to be towed! Owe 8700.00 and they want 6000.00 to fix it. Dont have the money. Its my daughters car and I am co payee on it. Plese tell us how to get in on this suitThis was sold to a single mom with 3 kids shame on Ford!


said
445 days ago
I have a Tauraus X it had 80,000 miles, and then the head gasket blew,bouggt a new engine, the transmission started slipping before the head gasket blew , so now the car is jerking and stalling a week after I paid two thousand five hundred for a engine, now the transmission needs work I paid 430 dollars,to fix on transmission and the same day I pick it up from the shop it starts stalling and jerking and all the indicator lights cone on. Please include me in the class action lawsuit I have had thisfor this car a little over a yearand I owe thousands of dollars on my loan.


sheila w. said
444 days ago
oh boy if I'd known all this, I wouldn't have insisted that my husband buy me my 05 freestyle just 8 days ago...the wrench light came on after idling for few minutes got it to garage, mechanic said a hose came loose...drove today to visit kids and grandkids who live 200 miles away...got back in town this evening stuck in traffic wrench light starts flashing again!!!! we bought ours from private sale...can we get on law suit to possibly get our money back?


David B. said
444 days ago
I am a deaf man. I have problem with 2007 ford freestyle sel a bad noise like whine...few of my friends from service found from a bad CVT Transmission....I talked to dealer about it...they wont fix it. I was upset...I just bought it last June 4th. They said cost to fix is 4,100 dollars something like that. I said no way...I cant affortable for that. They didnt do right to selling if its bad CVT transmission.


Russell P. said
443 days ago
I recently purchased a 2007 Ford Freestyle with 93000 miles on it.
It is now making a whining noise in park, reverse, and natural.
I had a transmission guy tell me that he could not get parts to rebuild it. That Ford does not have any parts to fix it.
I had always heard that they had to supply parts for cars up to 10 yrs. old? What do I have to do to get added to this class action suit.


William N. said
443 days ago
I have a 2006 Ford Freestyle. Same problems mentioned previousily. Very unnerving on the highway when the transmission seems to be stuck in a low range, the rpms skyrocket and you lose speed. I never dare accelerate the care or pass anyone. I found that pulling to the side and turning the car off and restarting it fixes it for awhile. There is something obviousily fundamentally wrong here.


Christine D. said
443 days ago
Our 2006 Freestyle has 105,000 miles on it but has been exhibiting many of the above mentioned problems...whining, revving, lurching. I would estimate our problems started over a year ago. It is the loudest car on the block, no contest. We hoped to drive this car until our kids were out of college. Transmission replacement is $6000. Carmax offered us $3000. Neither of these solutions work for us. It's a no win situation. We would like to be part of the class action lawsuit.


Russell P. said
443 days ago
I posted yesterday August 4 but I also want to add the mechanic that looked at the car said , that car, the Freestyle came with two versions of transmissions, the regular automatic kind that most cars use, and a CVT. He said it is possible to put the other kind in but would have to change axles because it's a different size. If this is possible maybe Ford would step up to the plate and give us a good (normal type) transmission and have the work done, that would be a better fix.


Kari G. said
443 days ago
2005 Mercury Montego...same thing. 3 weeks ago went into engine failsafe mode and car would not restart. The dealership stated he would like to try the fix they are using for a recall done on the rpm surge. After it was complete all was ok until today when it happened again. Turned car off and on again...ran enough to get to dealership where not a single code would come up. He said he could replace the throttle body but right now he didn't think it was broken and had no answers to why failsafe mode came on. I do not feel comfortable driving my car whatso ever but I feel like this is the same as all above as it seems I driver with RPM's going up and down all the time. Would like to be in the lawsuit as well


Traci U. said
442 days ago
2005 Mercury Montego - I bought this car new in 2005. I've had to replace the engine motor mount, upper and lower control arms, air conditioner, now the same issue with the transmission. Check transmission and check engine lights came on. Got home, turned car off, turned back on and it's gone. Took it to neighbor who is a ford mechanic and checked for codes, nothing comes up. Not comfortable driving this car anymore, looking to trade in before I get $0 for it. I would like to be in the lawsuit as well.


Margaret W. said
442 days ago
2005 Mercury Montego..same story, started with lurching at low speeds, moved up to lurching at high speeds and randomly stalling. Took it to several independent mechanics and twice to the dealership. Have spent a lot of time and money to no avail. It is a deathtrap due to a design flaw and is now sitting in my driveway, unusable. Can't sell it, haven't bothered to see what Ford would give me on a trade-in..can't imagine it would be much. The lawsuit only helpful if it results in a recall and the cars being repaired or replacement value offered.


William P. said
442 days ago
2005 ford freestyle- I had to have ford dealer replace transmission @ 84,ooo miles (over 5,ooo dollars paid) because of noise,whinning,etc. I had 3 year,100k waranty on trans. After 3 years and 23,ooo miles, i am having the same exact problem again. A Ford dealer put a new trans and all i get is 23k out of it! ( 23,ooo miles)Please, I need an attorney to start a lawsuit or use me in a class action lawsuit against thjs company. Ford knew this was a problem with the freestyle transmission.


Celeste C. said
441 days ago
Same issues as everyone else above to a perfect T, have a 2005 Ford Freestyle, have put more money into it than its possible worth, same issues with the transmission, was told by more than one mechanic it has a CVT transmission we wont touch it! Took it to the Ford Dealership, where they quoted me a price of $8000 to repair and then was told it would only last a year if that. I will NEVER buy another Ford!! I put all the money I had into this vehicle, being a single mom, taking out loans just to do the repairs has left me broke! I trusted when I purchased this vehicle it would last me longer than 4yrs, a lot longer! VERY dissatisfied with Ford and how they are dealing with this situation. I want in on this lawsuit, they need to recall this vehicle and give the consumers back what is due them!! Wake up Ford!!!


cindy j. said
441 days ago
i have 2005 ford freestyle cvt transmission problem that came from throttle body my vehicle would jump forward when put in gear and also in reverse to suprise did not run over someone it was coming from the throttle body which was recall for cleaning it not replaceing it. the surge problem is what miss up transmission been broke down over two years. been to ford dealer ship twice once to clean trottle body. just paid off vechicle which basically worthless


Clyde H. said
440 days ago
I have a 2006 ford freestyle and my cvt transmission has started to make a loud noise. At times it will stall going into reverse and forward. Every repair person that I have spoke with tells me they will not touch it, except ford dealer and I refuss to do that at this point. Why are we not able to get ford to replace the transmissions with a regular trans or allow us to trade for something on there lots and get our true value for it??????


Danny S. said
440 days ago
Our 2006 Ford Freestyle had the wrench and Skid light come on with a slight jerk and we had an independent shop say not sure, then Ford dealer checked and said internal transmission problem, will need to replace transmission at only 84,000 miles. So far it still runs but lights go on and off then slight jerk when happens, just made the last payment. How long will it last? And further the Air Conditioner Compressor only works at speed on the road, idle in traffic does not.


Crystal E. said
439 days ago
I have a 2007 freestyle n the transmission is jumping RPM constantly revving jumping at stop signs and stop lights forward speed is variable I can't afford the repairs I've quotes from 3 k to 6 or 8 k I bought this SUV in feb 2013 I'm still making payments on something I can't even drive I have 4 children and a disabled fiancé and I need to work sence I'm the only who can provide for my family!! Please help me I've already spent 6 k on payments n still owe 3 k


Casey D. said
439 days ago
I have a 2005 Freestyle, stiff and jerky steering, loud hum coming from underneath the car somewhere. After reading this I'm scared to drive tomorrow! What the F#=* Ford, you werr my guys.


Jessica D. said
438 days ago
We just bought our 2006 ford freestyle 7 days ago. Wrench light, skid light, brake light and transmission light just came on. Almost didn't get us home. What can we do??


Karen O. said
438 days ago
I own a 2005 Ford Freestyle. I was told that I needed to replace the CVT at a cost of $6700 and they need 4 months to order the part! Talk about back order! Randomly, when the wrench light turns on there is significant lack of acceleration. I have been told they found metal shavings in the fluid of the transmission. This is happening more often as I have delayed in correcting the problem......mostly because of the lack of choices.....This car has little trade in value and I owe too much on the vehicle.


Joe B. said
435 days ago
I have a 2005 Ford Freestyle and the transmission all the sudden went out. They said it would cost $5,400.00 to replace. I am very disappointed.


Gary D. said
434 days ago
I own a 2007 Ford Freestyle limited. I was told that I needed to replace the transmission at a cost of $5200. It sounds like a loud whining noise. This vehicle cost to much to break down this soon ! I am not happy !


Charissa S. said
433 days ago
I posted about a month ago. Just wanted to update on what I have found out since. I got stranded yesterday, wrench light and engine light both came on and would not go out of low gear. (This also happened about two weeks ago.) I let it sit for a while and in the meantime called Ford. Of course there is no warranty, no recall still... She asked all my info including my VIN #, etc. Afterwards I asked for someone higher. She said she would have a supervisor call me back, which she did this morning. I let her know how unhappy we all are... she said the only way to get a recall is determined by the complaints they get. I told her I would call as often as it takes to get Ford to hear us! Here is the number I called 1-800-392-3673. I encourage everyone to CALL Ford! And as often as you can and see if we can get something done soon!!!


Jacqueline C. said
429 days ago
I purchased a brand new 2005 Ford Five Hundred from South City FORD in 2005. I have had some past experiences with what appeared to be the transmission slipping when mileage was around 56,000. The wrench light would come on, but then the car would resume as normal and the wrench light would go off. I was told by the Dealership Service Department, that unless they were in the auto when it happened or the light was on, they could not run a code or determine the cause. My Ford FIVE HUNDRED now has 89,000 miles and this weekend I was on the highway the transmission slightly slipped and then when I accelerated, I had no power at the wrench light when on and also engine light stay on as well , when first happen back in 2011 I would change the gear it would kick noise a loud sound the lights started I took it back the dealer repair shop and they give estimate of 6,700 .00 the put in a new tranny. My Ford Five Hundred has always been maintenance though th e Ford dealers .Ford needs to recall these automobiles and replace the transmission with one that they KNOW is not faulty. They also need to pay for a rental auto while my transmission is being replaced with a new/reliable/safe one. I am very upset and would like to know where to go from here. I have taken great care of my automobile, it looks new. Please make Ford pay to replace the transmission or the automobile. How can I be part of this lawsuit.


olinda B. said
429 days ago
I have a 2005 Ford Freestyle. I was told it needs a new transmission and it eill cost me $4000 and that is not including the labor cost. I don't know about anyone else but I can not pay that. I have choice but to junk it. I only hope I can get enough to buy a used car.


Nichole H. said
428 days ago
I have a 2006 Ford Freestar. I have had continuous problems with the transmission. I have had it looked at several times over the last 6 years and there isnt a mechanic that can give me any answers. It stalls and jerks when driven and often will not switch gears. I have the transmission fluched twice and both mechanics have said that there are pieces of the transmission in the fluid and the most recent mechanic said I need a new transmission at 2200.00


Don V. said
428 days ago
My 2007 Freestyle lost its tranny at110K The amount anyone waants to fix it is CRAZY! There is nothing but complaints about the transmission in this car. Seems like all freestyle owners are having the same issue. Please add me to the lawsuit.


Therese A. said
428 days ago
2007 Ford Freestyle, ~ 120k miles. Bad transmission. Ford wants $6,800.00 to repair.


Nathan D. said
428 days ago
I purchased a 2005 Freestyle with 70k miles and it is now beginning to make very strange sounds coming from the transmission. Please add me to the suit


Cheryl G. said
428 days ago
I wish I had a solution to report!!!! I called Ford at the 18003923673 who said to have me call the dealership and have them perform the RPM surge and throttle repair, and register me into the customer satisfaction program. At this time no info on a recall seems to be available. I would like to be added to the lawsuit!!


Gary R. said
428 days ago
I have a 2005 ford freestyle with 135000 miles and the transmission is whinning and slipping. i do not understand you why something can not be done about this problem. its obvious that its a big problem, since there are so many cars with the samething. Please add me to the suit.


Erkenwald A. said
426 days ago
I bought my ford freestyle limited in 2011 but I am already having serious problems with it. Started hearing some noise from the front left side and went to have the transmission oil changed. Shortly after that, the car wouldn't move again. I was told that my transmission had a problem and I had it changed for over 4000. Sine the new one was put on, the gear wouldn't change well and I continuously see the throttle defect sign on the dash boad. The car is presently parked some where in town ; it cannot move, and when it moves, only the first gear works. What do I do? I am sick and tired of spending money on this car with ni good results....


colin r. said
426 days ago
Sounds all too familiar.


Eloise S. said
426 days ago
Just been told that I too also have a transmission problem. Just out $1300.00
for new engine mounts. I am just sick. (FORD, Found on the Road DEAD)


Robert B. said
425 days ago
I have a 2006 Ford Five Hundred with a CVT Transmission that has been replaced once for $4,800. I've had the replaced/rebuilt transmission for a year and a half now and this transmission is going bad. Same Loud noise and speed acceleration issue. I would like to be a part of the class action lawsuit as well.


Joanna F. said
424 days ago
I am having the same problems. Got stranded at work today when my car would not go into gear. Certainly can not afford a $5,000-6,000 repair. I will be calling the number above and would like to be part of the lawsuit also.


John P. said
424 days ago
Bought an 05 Freestyle AWD. Good at first but after about 6 months the would try to lurk ahead at stop lights or stop signs. Sometimes the trans feels like it is slipping or about to give out especially on acceleration. Have called for and the government


Timothy L. said
423 days ago
I have a 2006 Ford Freestyle with 61,000 miles and it too is starting to have the same surge issues. OMG, really Ford...........fix this problemfor all of us!!


Brett Q. said
422 days ago
I have the "whirring" noise start on my 2005 Freestyle with 84K miles on it a few months ago. After re-searching it, looks like it needs a new transmission. I want to be part of this law suit. Ford you need to make this right. modern cars shouldn't have transmission or engine issues until at least 150K miles, you need to correct this issue.


maria r. said
422 days ago
I just got a quote on a new transmission for my 2005 freestlye..it jerks forward, has no power and has given me problems for the past 2 years now..i am not gonna pay 5,000 bucks for a car that's gonna keep giving me grief...I wanna join the lawsuit


Mark b. said
420 days ago
2006 freeatlye. Cvt transmission shot and cost of 5-6 thousand is more than car is worth. Sad that foreign cars outlast american cars. I would like to join suit.


Natali B. said
420 days ago
I have a 2005 Freestyle and have had issues since we have had the car. I have replaced the transmission to a tune of $4000, replaced the air compressor, been thru 2 throttle bodies because the first one put on was bad too, all before hitting 100000 miles. Now my check engine light is on and the wrench light comes on so when I took to the dealership, it is the throttle body again. Because we had the throttle body fixed once before, it doesn't meet requirements of the recall anymore so it's on us. I called ford customer care and was told that my convservation is being recorded and it is my choice to drive an unsafe vehicle. REALLY!!! A safety recall and I do not get help. I want in on the lawsuit. It hasn't even been two years since the throttle body was replaced and about 30k if that. Unbelievable. Ford should be held accountable and I should feel safe in a FAMILY CAR. That's what this car is. A family car and my children are being jeopardized because they claim they can't not do anything to fix my problem. I have paid out money for this car over and over but ford needs to own up to the fact they have manufactured and sold a car that is unsafe for the public. Worst yet the public that is geared towards FAMILY CARS. UNACCEPTABLE I want in on the lawsuit.


John A. said
419 days ago
62,000 miles and the same issues as all of the above. One minute the car ran great, parked it in the garage, an hour later when it was placed in reverse it shuddered with a large bang and then would not get out of its own way. So far have replaced the computer module for $900.00, that did not fix the problem. I have received estimates as high as $7500.00 This is a great car, when it runs and drives properly. I'm in for the class action...where do I sign.


George B. said
418 days ago
2007 Ford Freestyle - Original Owner - $80,000 miles - whining noise - Shop said take to the dealer internal noise. Another, CVT bites the dust.
I will join the lawsuit. Just bought a Ford Escape 6 months ago.


Vil N. said
418 days ago
2006 Ford Freestyle SEL AWD, 126,000 miles. Just spent >$2,500 to replace the input shaft and bearing per TSB 06-11-4 (whine/thump noise in P and N with engine running that goes away when vehicle is put into drive) and the problem is still there! Almost no support from Ford customer service, the dealerships offered full transmission replacement for another $6,000+. Very unhappy customer, would like to join the class action.


Joseph S. said
416 days ago
I have a 2006 Ford Five Hundred that is having transmission problems. Vehicle is banging in/out of gear between 2nd/3rd gears...experienced the problem about 6 months ago...but hasn't been acting up too bad. On our family trip to the Poconos in Pennsylvania this Labor Day weekend the transmission problem has really escalated. Looking at my options.


Anna H. said
415 days ago
I am on my second transmission in my 2005 For 500. Logs like I can use a third transmission.The bummer is that there its soo much room in this car and its been paid off twice!




John C. said
414 days ago
My 2006 Ford Freestyle is starting to show transmission wear. Can I find out some info about his suit.


Jim G. said
414 days ago
Have a 2006 Ford Freestyle having a lot of same issues a described above. Car surges a lot even more with A/C on. Have heard the whine noise coming from car but luckily no transmission problems yet. Would like some more info on this lawsuit.


Michael D. said
413 days ago
I replaced the CVT in my 2006 Ford Five Hundred about three months ago. We were driving down the road and it just blew without warning. I paid close to $6k to have a reman unit put in by a reputable transmission shop. The Ford dealer quoted me $4,200 for a junk yard unit and a six month warranty. I paid a little more for a much longer warranty. Anyway, I would love to recoup my huge investment.


Amber E. said
412 days ago
I have been trying since may to get my 2005 Ford freestyle fixed its been sitting at my local dealer ever since it broke down on me and my kids while driving after getting my breaks done ford isn't willing to help at all. I've posted on here already a while back and I haven't seen nothing new but more people adding comments about the same problems I had.. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP US this car isn't safe


Amber E. said
412 days ago
I have been trying since may to get my 2005 Ford freestyle fixed its been sitting at my local dealer ever since it broke down on me and my kids while driving after getting my breaks done ford isn't willing to help at all. I've posted on here already a while back and I haven't seen nothing new but more people adding comments about the same problems I had.. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP US this car isn't safe


Amber E. said
412 days ago
THIS IS WHO WE NEED TO CALL BEFORE FORD MOTOR COMPANY CAN RECALL THIS TRANSMISSION THEY WILL ASK YOU IF YOUR VEHICLE HAS CAUSED ANY THREAT WHILE DRIVING AND AT WHAT SPEED AND SO ON EVERYONE PLEASE CALL AND MAKE YOUR REPORT SO WE CAN GET SOMETHING DONE..............NHTSA Headquarters
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
West Building
Washington, DC 20590

Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236 / Hearing Impaired (TTY): 1-800-424-9153 / Media inquiries: 202-366-9550
USDOT General Information Main Switchboard (including personnel locator): 202-366-4000 / Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:30pm Eastern, excluding Federal Holidays. VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE
Please use the toll-free number above to report suspected safety defects in your vehicle, vehicle equipment, and child safety seats. You can also obtain information about air bags, highway safety, and the proper use of child safety seats.
Remember to always buckle up, never drive when impaired, and ensure that child safety seats are installed and used properly.


Joel R. said
411 days ago
Same thing happened to me 66,348 had to have the transmission replaced. I treat my car like a baby and did not expect to be replacing a tranny at 66k miles. i spent $4,600 for a used unit and to be installed. the dealer price was 2grand higher and was out of my league. I really think ford motor should reimburse us all or at the very least cut us a check for half the amount paid.


Kris A. said
410 days ago
We purchased a 2005 Ford Freestyle with 43,000 a couple of weeks ago and have begun, just this past week, experiencing surges, very low gas mileage and engine acting like car is in neutral when it is not (reving without any acceleration). We are alarmed, dismayed and don't know where to turn or what to do. This is supposed to be our family car and we feel that we are without options. Would like to be a part of any lawsuits.


stephen s. said
410 days ago
me and my wife purchased a ford freestyle and at 56,000 it needed a tranny so we replace it , and a year later and 4000 miles later it needs another one , what a piece of crap ,, ill never buy another ford even a gold plated one , I want in on the lawsuit , I guess the ford family is getting smaller , and I want out ,, I own a small business and use several company vehicles and trust me NEVER WILL THERE BE ANOTHER FORD EVER


Carrie C. said
408 days ago
2005 Freestyle. CVT problems as well. I am afraid to drive this car! No solution.......PLEASE HELP!


amanda n. said
408 days ago
2007 Freestyle Cvt transmission went out at 120,000. $6000.00 to replace and more for labor .I want in on the lawsuit i cant afford to fix this and the car is still in great shape.


Seth M. said
408 days ago
2005 Freestyle w/ CVT at 170K miles (literally turned to 170K when issues commenced)... Cruising at 70mph, speed just started slowing to a max speed of 55mph @ 3K RPM. Still drove an additional 5 miles at this speed to get to nearest phone. This w/ 4 kids and an unhappy wife on a hot day in the middle of nowhere. I had the CVT serviced at 155K miles and participated in the Freestyle Surge recall issue, which it would do some times, but after recall it didn't repeat. My transmission mechanic is looking for a used CVT to replace, but qoutes that a new one will cost about $7K. Darn it, I loved this car - not other 7 passengers that could consistently get 22mpg on the market and I can't afford a new car payment... Classaction lawyers please contact, where do I sign to join?


Wendy S. said
407 days ago
I have a 2006 Montego. About a year ago I started having trouble with it losing acceleration on hard stops. I had to restart the car to get it to run correctly. Then I started getting a clunking noise when driving from a cold start.
Last year I got a recall notice about a power train module recall. The dealer hooked it up to the computer saying that it was NOT part of the recall, and that my transmission was bad. When asked about repairs, I was told it was a "Non Serviceable Transmission." That I basically had a yard ornament.


Gregory L. said
407 days ago
We have a 2006 Freestyle. At this point, September 2013, we brought the car to local ford dealer for loud noise, and were told that the CVT transmission was bad, that it would cost 6K to repair, and that they probably could not even get the part. The car has 87K miles, and we still owe about $2000 on the car. Basically we are screwed; so now I get to buy a new car using a trade-in with a value of minus $2000! Ford got their $$, the dealer got their $$, the bank got their's plus interest, and I lose $2K. nice.


Gregory L. said
407 days ago
We have a 2006 Freestyle. At this point, September 2013, we brought the car to local ford dealer for loud noise, and were told that the CVT transmission was bad, that it would cost 6K to repair, and that they probably could not even get the part. The car has 87K miles, and we still owe about $2000 on the car. Basically we are screwed; so now I get to buy a new car using a trade-in with a value of minus $2000! Ford got their $$, the dealer got their $$, the bank got their's plus interest, and I lose $2K. nice.


Lisa T. said
407 days ago
2007 Ford Freestyle. We got this car in October of 2011. In July of 2013 The transmission started making an awful noise. Now (September) the noise has worsened it now sounds like a Prop-Aircraft. We took it to the dealership and we're told it will cost around $7,000 to replace the "Non-Serviceable" transmission. We owe around $10,000. I'm now stuck with a $30,000 party favor.


Danielle R. said
406 days ago
2005 ford fivehundred with transmission problems


David Z. said
402 days ago
I have a 2006 Ford 500, which I bought new. The car now has just under 45K on the odometer, and the CVT (FWD only) has gone out. There are not many repair repair parts for these transmissions available, but Ford has rebuilds at nearly $5,000. + labor. This car has had regular maintenance as required, and has been driven for it's intended purposes. The brochure for the vehicle, and the owner's manual call for the first transmission service at 60K miles. The brochure for this vehicle states on page 23: "You'll put 60,000 miles on your new Five Hundred before its CVT requires normal service, and the steel link belt is good for the life of the vehicle under normal use". One has to get to that mileage in order to service the transmission. I haven't. This vehicle is driven less than 7,000 miles per year on average. Ford no longer makes this transmission available in comparable vehicles to my 500. Can I be a part of this class action? I have called Ford Customer service in Michigan, and basically got the 'tiny violin' treatment that the 3 yr-36,000 mi warranty had run out.


Kyle G. said
401 days ago
I bout my 06 Dec. of 2012 it now has been 9 months and my freestyle has 111000 miles. I live 3 hours from any real town (by that I mean a town with fast food or even a walmart). On my way back with my family from the civilized world my car started to jolt and cut off my cruse control and dropped my speed down to a max of 50 mph. My check engine light came on and as well as the wrench and traction control light. If I stop and restart my car only the engine light stays on. I can’t believe that a car with so little miles the newest car I have ever had would have such problems. Also to find out that I’m not the only one gives me mixed feeling happy I’m not the only and pissed that ford won’t do anything about it. I would also like to become part of this lawsuit. Please let me know how.


Angela S. said
401 days ago
I have 2007 Freestyle. I had it costly repaired twice for high idle, bogging down when trying to excelerated my speed and loud whining noise. Received a recall for powertrain and when I took it in to have the covered 1 time service on that part I was told I needed a new transmission at 6,445.00 plus tax. Less than 55,000 miles on it. No help from Ford Customer Care center either. I would like to join this lawsuit.


Daisy B. said
401 days ago
I have a 2005 Ford Freestyle. I started having problems with the wrench coming on with other lights, then they would go off, then the car would loose dash controls/all lights and gauges would go out and flicker on/off. I would also loose power. I had three diagnostics done and they could not find problem without the warning lights coming on. Now my check engine light is coming on then going off. I checked my owners Manuel and it stated it was the power train I think. I have less than 100,000 miles. I would like to be added to this lawsuit.


Daisy B. said
401 days ago
I have a 2005 Ford Freestyle. I started having problems with the wrench coming on with other lights, then they would go off, then the car would loose dash controls/all lights and gauges would go out and flicker on/off. I would also loose power. I had three diagnostics done and they could not find problem without the warning lights coming on. Now my check engine light is coming on then going off. I checked my owners Manuel and it stated it was the power train I think. I have less than 100,000 miles. I would like to be added to this lawsuit.


Daisy B. said
401 days ago
I have a 2005 Ford Freestyle. I started having problems with the wrench coming on with other lights, then they would go off, then the car would loose dash controls/all lights and gauges would go out and flicker on/off. I would also loose power. I had three diagnostics done and they could not find problem without the warning lights coming on. Now my check engine light is coming on then going off. I checked my owners Manuel and it stated it was the power train I think. I have less than 100,000 miles. I would like to be added to this lawsuit.


Robert C. said
401 days ago
I have 2006 Ford Freestyle with same issues.


jamar k. said
401 days ago
I have a 2006 ford freestyle car idles really high in park it lundges forward in park and drive. and rides really bad slowing down at high speeds


jamar k. said
400 days ago


David R. said
400 days ago
2006 Freestyle SEL, fwd with 98k miles.
Transmission slipping and jerking/shaking on the highway.
Add us to the class action suit.


David R. said
400 days ago
2006 Freestyle SEL, fwd with 98k miles.
Transmission slipping and jerking/shaking on the highway.
Add us to the class action suit.


William N. said
400 days ago
I have a 2006 Freestyle AWD. Have had the same problem as described above. A yellow ICON appears on the dash and the car begins to down shift dramatically. This has happened on the expressway and worse, on a bridge with no place to pull over. Once I get out of traffic I can turn the vehicle off and on again and the problem disappears for the moment. I took it to the dealer and had 1600 dollars of work done on the throttle body and computer. Two weeks later it happened again. It is in the shop now as I post this.


Marla L. said
400 days ago
No RPMs and won't go. Tool bar l
ight is on and so is check engine light.


Albert v. said
399 days ago
Same here 2005 freestyle


Michael E. said
399 days ago
I have 2007 ford freestyle and I am experiencing the same problems. Transmission revs to to over 5000rpm, makes noises in neutral, will run fine for a very short period and then loose power, emit a burning rubber smell and decelerate. I would like to join class action suit.


Mary B. said
399 days ago
I am having the same issues as outlined about with a 2006 Ford Freestyle. Please add me to the class action suit.


Deborah W. said
399 days ago
I am having these same issues as above with my 2007 Ford Freestyle. Please add me to the class action suit!!!


Will D. said
399 days ago
Unknowingly I too have the same problem with a 2005 freestyle. Who do I contact to become a member of the class action?


Meg R. said
398 days ago
I have a 2005 Ford Freestyle. Bought it a few months ago. Has 166,000 miles. It loses power or won't go. Engine light is on. So dangerous for me and my children. I want to join the lawsuit.


dan p. said
398 days ago
We have a 2005 that is shifting erratically. It gets stuck in 2nd gear and runs at 3000rpm at 55mph. Starting to get noises. How do we all proceed from here to be a part of the lawsuit action without incurring additional costs? Somebody please respond. Thank you.


dan p. said
398 days ago
We have a 2005 that is shifting erratically. It gets stuck in 2nd gear and runs at 3000rpm at 55mph. Starting to get noises. How do we all proceed from here to be a part of the lawsuit action without incurring additional costs? Somebody please respond. Thank you.


Dwight J. said
397 days ago
My 2005 Freestyle transmission just went out... I've owned seven Ford's and I won't be buying another Ford for a long time.


Brad K. said
397 days ago
I recently purchased a 2006 Ford Freestyle. Shortly after, I found out about the CVT transmission and the massive cost it would be to repair it. I heard what many others seem to have heard, as well - "If Ford has the parts." I will be contacting Ford about the situation, but it seems my only recourse is to wait to get this repaired until the Class Action lawsuit is resolved and see what my options are.


Russell E. said
397 days ago
I have not had the transmission problem yet but am concern that the resale value will tank. I now have 80,000 miles and replacing the rear brakes for the second time. I've been told (in a polite manor) that it will be necessary every 35,000 miles. The surging issue has been minor thus far. I pt a fuel injection cleaner through it regularly which may help given the description of what ford will do when it goes in for the recommended service. Please include me in the suit.


Ken S. said
397 days ago
Same here 2005 freestyle. Can no longer use the vehicle or reasonably sell it.


Candace F. said
395 days ago
2006 Ford Freestyle. 100K. AWD. Wrench light coming on. Some slippage/deceleration on highway. Looking into getting this fixed but am sick to my stomach about the possible costs. Even worse, I'm afraid for the safety of my family. Do the right thing, Ford! Please.


Sharon F. said
394 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford Freestyle with 120K miles. Recently the whining sound has gotten worse. Was told by my local Ford dealer that it is the CVT. I want to join this Class Action lawsuit. What do I need to do? Please advise.


Jeff A. said
394 days ago
2006 Ford Freestyle nothing but problems. Daily surges, trembling and check engine light on.


pete l. said
393 days ago
I also would like to be added to this lawsuit, 2007 Freestar.


Maria J. said
393 days ago
2006 Ford Freestyle has all the problems listed above and seems to be getting worse. Would like to join lawsuit.


Christopher S. said
393 days ago
2005 Mercury Montego with 100k. Same issues as above plus all of my windows, sunroof , and radio just went out today!!!


Kirk S. said
392 days ago
2005 Ford Freestyle...No reverse. Sitting in my driveway. 6K to fix....


James B. said
392 days ago
2006 limited with 95k on it and having all the same issues. Having twins soon and can not think about putting a $6000 transmisson into this car. Please help!!!!


Jessica O. said
391 days ago
My check engine light is on and the car just experienced my first surging...When I step on the gas, like to pass or merge on the highway, the rpms get really high and it seems like it wont shift......a couple of times I was driving and pushing the gas and the car wouldnt move at all, it took 10 seconds for the car to move.


Tim S. said
391 days ago
Yesterday, for the first time while driving the engine was revving high (3000 rpm) at 55 mph with no apparent response in speed. Weird. Never a problem for 150,000 miles


Donald C. said
391 days ago
have a 2006 Ford Freestyle with the transmission making a high pitched squealing sound. Took it to a tranmission shop and was told the CVT transmission is going out and to park the car. Now I have a huge paper weight that I am still paying on sitting in my driveway.


Calvin M. said
391 days ago
We have a 2007 Freestyle and the transmission is making a growling sound. Haven't taken it to the shop but probably should. I want to be included in this complaint.


Christine w. said
390 days ago
We have found out today that our transmission needs to be replaced on our 2007 Freestyle,that comes after we had the throttle body fixed and already twice the brakes!this car is a money pit and we are tired of putting money in a faulty product.


Christine w. said
390 days ago
Oh and by the way,yes we would like to be part of any complaint-class action law suit


Ivy L. said
390 days ago
I'm experiencing the same problem with my transmission and would like to be included in the lawsuit. Please provide details at your earliest convenience.


Ruby H. said
389 days ago
I have a 2006 Ford Freestyle which I purchased new, the transmission has gone out at 76,000 miles. I contacted Ford and they will do nothing until there is a recall. I am so disappointed in Ford Motor Company. I still work and have to find a way to get to and from work since I cannot afford another car. Please let me know what I need to do to get in on this suit.


Frederick H. said
389 days ago
I have a 2005 Mercury Montego AWD Premier with a cvt and I have been experiencing issues with my cvt transmission for a while now. Whining from the tranny and unusual operation during everyday driving. I have owned this car since 2008 and would like to be included in this class action lawsuit.


Charles W. said
389 days ago
We have the same issue with 68,000 miles. I would like to be part.


Ann L. said
387 days ago
I have a 2006 freestyle with trans concerns. afraid it is about to fail.


Stephanie r. said
387 days ago
Has anybody gotten anywhere? Would also like to be apart of this, been having the same mind of trouble, we own a 2005 ford style, like do many of you above, while on vacation, totally lost power and car shut down, mind you we had our baby with us, and thank goodness we could pull over, we also have the helicopter noise and is progressinly getting worst, just would like to know what to do


Amanda W. said
387 days ago
I am having exact same problems as the above posts with my 05 Freestyle. Totally pissed off. Broke down on my way to work today and had it towed to Ford store. Waiting to hear the diagnosis but by the sounds of things its not looking to good!!


Brian M. said
386 days ago
Purchased our 2005 Freestyle new and had nothing but prolems with it. Sitting with tranny out of it now. Replaced AWD twice - Ford paid for portion of first one, but the rest was out of pocket. Am so disappointed that they havent done the right thing


Joshua E. said
384 days ago
We purchased our 2005 Ford Freestyle in June of 2012. Very nice vehicle well kept and low miles. We drove it to Florida and back from northern Indiana without any issues. In December of 2012 on my way to work the engine started making loud clunking noises. Had it towed to dealership where I was informed that the engine was shot and it would be cheaper to put in used one rather than rebuilding old one. Was told it would be 3500 dollars but when I picked it up was told it was 4200 dollars. Summer of 2013 air conditioning quit working, another 1500 dollar bill. Now a noise arose from the transmission when it was in park or neutral but would go away when I put vehicle in gear. I took it to dealership and had a tech listen to it to see if it would be safe to continue driving and he thought it sounded like torque converter bolts might be loose so I left it with them. Today I get a call telling me it is the input shaft in the CVT and it would be 2500 dollars to replace the shaft. They were able to diagnose it by looking at service bulletins describing the problem, so that tells me that there must be quite a few of them out there with the same problem if Ford has a service bulletin out for it. It really annoys me to have already spent more money in repairs that what the vehicle is even worth especially when the vehicle I traded in had 214,000 miles on it and still going strong. Think I'm going back to Toyota.


Michelle T. said
384 days ago
Have a 2006 ford freestyle transmission is shot! Looking at$ 4200 just to repair it. Now just sits in the driveway and I have no vehicle to drive.


Diane D. said
383 days ago
What happens after the discovery phase? How long does that take? Wondering if I should scrap my '06 Freestyle or keep it with a dead CVT in case Ford is ordered to recall.


Michael B. said
383 days ago
I own a 2005 Ford Freestyle. Within the first 80,000 miles, a module failed within the transmission resulting in a $1200 repair. Unit has been fine since, although the car surges and lunges when the engine is idling and under normal operating conditions.


Stephanie r. said
383 days ago
Update, brought my 2005 ford freestyle to dealership, and confirmed it is my transmission, and will cost $5,000 to $7,000 to fix it, mind you we still owe $6,000, and ford will do nothing about it, so we continue to make payments on a car we can't even use


Has ANY body had any luck with this lawsuit?
And input or info, would love to hear....


kandice d. said
383 days ago
I also would like to be added to lawsuit I have a 2007 ford freestyle that cvt transmission is out, have had throttle body "cleaned" several times needs replacing, ac compressor went out.. total lemon


Lavonne S. said
382 days ago
Same problems with transmission, no response from Ford Dealership.
Please add me to the lawsuit


Jeffrey N. said
381 days ago
Keep me informed of lawsuit status, as I may be interested in participating.


Elizabeth B. said
380 days ago
Also experiencing this issue. Please include me in lawsuit. I have a 06 Freestyle with similar issues..my car surges forward and reverse when in low gear. This is sudden and unexpected. I am afraid i will hit a pedestrian in a parking lot or driveway. Also, car stalls in hot weather when going in reverse when AC is on. ALSO, car has been stuck in low gear when supposed to be accelrating to higer gear..like suupsoed to be going 35 mph and can only go 15 or so. Dangerous!


Eileen S. said
379 days ago
this is my 2nd post 1st one in April explaining the same problem as everyone else - ordered a new transmision which took over 60 days for Ford to get to me - I did not have vehical of my own to use to get to work - hitched rides from friends - borrowed cars. I had to take out a loan to pay for the new transmision had it install the end of April 2013. In August randomly my wrench light would pop on, last week while on the highway my car would not shift into overdrive and it started clunking into reverse and drive - I brought it to my mechanic he could not find what was wrong and could not get the codes on his computer. He had to send it to the local Ford dealer - they put it on the computer - said that it was a loose pin on the plug going to the transmision, they say that they fixed it reset the computer test drove and charged me $300.00 telling me that this is not part of my warranty on the new transmision that I just paid $6000.00 for. Will this ever end?? $300 for the wrench light diagnostic and to tighten a plug? So does this mean that everytime that the wrench light comes on I will need $300 for a diagnostic for them to tell me that it was not a warranty problem......


Keith B. said
379 days ago
Having the same issue, would like to join the suit.


said
378 days ago
Hello,
I am very eager to be a part of the fix in this wrong doing that Ford Motor Company has created. I have a 2005 Ford Freestyle that has cooked through its second transmission and has also had the motor replaced as well. I am a working class citizen who makes 50,000 per year for a family of four. I am by far not a rich man but have already taken a beating from a few months after the purchase of my car back in 2006. I replaced the first transmission after about 90,000 miles.
I had first experienced a problem while still under warranty and could not get the dealer/manufacturer to fix because the wrench light that was going off and throwing car into "limp" mode would reset itself and not keep the code in the memory bank. "According to dealership i purchased from" To the point mind you of taking a photo of it when it went on and showing dealer and still nothing satisfactory was done. It wasn't til after warranty expired that transmission died all together and paid $2,700 to have a used transmission put in in 2009. In 2011 the motor blew and spent another $2,400 getting parts myself and lining up through connections to get this repair done as inexpensively as possible through a reputable transmission shop. The tranny just died again and had to purchase a used vehicle for a couple thousand to get me back and forth to work. I can't even take to dealership to get the recall on throttle body and missed window because of It being a POS! Paid over $21,000 for the car as a demo with full warranty but have gotten no help in any of this. I still owe $6,500 on the car and hear it sits in the corner of my lot. Please help!

Sincerely,
Michael Van Eyk


Chris C. said
377 days ago
i am also a 2006 mercury montego owner having same or similar issues have had car since new been good till about 3mos ago with transmission whining high rpms and lights coming on dash no speedometer paid alot of money for car would like to see ford make this right obviously not an individual prob


Edward C. said
376 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford Freestyle and my CVT transmission is going out in it... It is making this god awful noise when idling in park. I would like to be added to this also. I would be happy if ford would fix the problem for me. I don't have $8000 for a new transmission especially when the vehicle is not even worth that anymore. Someone please help !!!


Rebecca H. said
375 days ago
2006 Freestyle owner and same issues. I would love to be included.


Rebecca H. said
375 days ago
2006 Freestyle owner and same issues. I would love to be included.


Tim B. said
375 days ago
Having the same issue with a Freestyle 2006.


Jason G. said
374 days ago
Bought a 2005 ford 500, had my child in the car and suddenly while making a turn the transmission made a huge noise and both wheels locked up, the car wouldn't move and i was close to being in a serious accident. my car is ruined and not repairable as NO transmission shops will even look at it or attempt to repair it. Then i researched this transmission problem and seems ford has known all along this was a defective unit but still used them in their vehicles. How can this be allowed? This is textbook fraud on our good people and also a set up to be hurt, killed or scammed for more of our hardworking dollars. Ford should be banished from making, selling, or profiting motor vehicles in North America and should be Jailed for knowingly selling our families dangerous and faulty vehicles that can cause harm or even death. Shame on Ford, I will NEVER own or have any involvement in one of their vehicles and will be sending my current Ford to the wreckers and have it crushed so that no person will have to be harmed by my vehicle. The rest of us North Americans should do the same and put an end to these CROOKS!!


Pete J. said
374 days ago
Folks I have a 2005 Ford 500 limited 92,000 miles on its CVT transmission. However the gentleman who mentioned proper service is correct, most dealers do not know that every 60,000 miles you need to change the fluid, nor do they know the special procedure and don't know you need special fluid, and filter, and internal transfer pipe. Most dealers are clueless, I did the job myself, takes 3 to 4 hours, there is an online video. The chances are they do not know what they are doing. Wrong fluid and not changing internal filter and crossover pipe may have caused all these problems. I noticed when I changed my filter and fluid small amounts of crap around the filter. Remember no power flush with this transmission, you will ruin it. Also when changing the fluid, you only change 6 quarts which is a little more then half of the amount the transmission holds.


Kiyuanta H. said
373 days ago
I have a 2005 Mercury Montego and I bought it used last year with 70,000 miles on it. I was driving down the highway and the failsafe engine mode light came on and the whole car shut down in the middle of the highway. Thank God for emergency lights to give the vehicles behind me enough time to slow down and move over. What if a vehicle would have been directly behind me and didn't have time to stop? My three kids were in the back seat. They could have been hurt. I was only thinking of them. I took my car to the Ford dealership in Fayetteville, NC and was told to just cut your off and cut it back on. The person told me, "Oh it usually resets itself." It works then it doesn't work. I would like to please be apart of this lawsuit because something definitely needs to be done about this. It's very dangerous.


Tim B. said
373 days ago
We own a 2007 Ford Freestyle and experiencing the same issue. Loud humming noise while parked, and the noise goes away when the vehicle is removed from park... sounds similar. We are taking the car in on Thursday to diagnose the issue...I will check back when we have a diagnosed issue on the vehicle.


Walter S. said
372 days ago
2005 Freestyle SEL CVT Just had complete servicing done. 110,000 miles Car has no power, sounds like it's stuck in first gear. Replaced MAF sensor... no change. Please include me in this class action.


dawn d. said
372 days ago
I have a 2013 ford fiesta sometimes when I am driving down the road it feel like my car has a mind of its own it will slow down and then speed up and sometimes I will get a bucking feeling or the feeling like I am on a really bumpy road. I have taken back to san tan ford more than once they give me a print out and tell me it is the new torque converter and it is suppose to do that. I have an appointment tomorrow to take it back again


Tim B. said
372 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford Freestyle with similar sounding whining/helicopter noise! Sounds familiar..


Tim B. said
372 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford Freestyle with similar sounding whining/helicopter noise! Sounds familiar..


Raquel R. said
372 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford Five Hundred, I am having the same issue. There is only 97,712 miles on my Five Hundred and I would also like to be a part of this class action lawsuit.


Robyn W. said
371 days ago
I have a 2006 Freestyle. The check engine light came on about 20,000 miles ago. The ford dealership said it needed a new catalytic converter but had no other solution. I sought advice from another mechanic and he said that wasn't the problem and advised I not replace it just yet. I have had the throttle body replaced as per the letter received last year. Now, the flashing wrench light comes on while traveling, and the car steadily loses power. This is very frightning when i'm traveling on the freeway. I have to safely negotiate my way over to the emergency lane with no acceleration or power and turn the car off. It seems like a transmission problem. The problem seems to re-set itself if I keep the car off for about 10 minutes. This problem has been happening since the car had 78,000 miles. It now has 125,000 miles on the odometer. The Ford dealership has no solution for me. I no longer drive this car on business trips because it's too unreliable and traumatizing.


Silvana L. said
371 days ago
Yes, I have a CVT Transmission failure. Ford Freestyle 2005. I purchased my vehicle in November 2005, brand new from a Ford Dealer. I am the only driver, never have an accident. Suddenly, one day stated to make noises. I went to two different mechanics and both told me that my transmission has to be replaced. It only has 130,000 miles.


John E. said
371 days ago
Have a 2007 Freestyle with same issues. Started sounding like a helicopter, now it has changed to a grinding noise. Took to Ford and said transmission needs to be replaced. Car is lightly driven and only has 70,000 miles. Please include me in this lawsuit.


Dannette d. said
371 days ago
I have a 05 Mercury Montego 68000 miles on it the RPM's are raving very high during transition from 0 to 45 miles an hour. I constantly get water leaking into the passenger side of the car floor boards no holes or anything can be found on the vehicle went to the dealer gave me a run around in regards to setting an appointment and he said he would need to have my car 4 a day or two just to check it out anyone got any suggestions


steven k. said
371 days ago
hello.
I am having the same exact problem with my 2006 freestyle. the cvt transmission is junk. the people who designed it should all be fired. why didn't they leave well enough alone, and stick with a "tried and true" transmission, instead of "designing" a piece of crap and damaging their reputation.
I will never buy another ford again.


Robert C. said
369 days ago
Hey,
I have a 2005 Ford Freestyle with 129,000 miles and my transmission just went out, had to be towed to the shop. The transmission shop tells me that it takes special tools to work on this model and that they were only sold for 2 years so the only place I can get a rebuilt one is through the dealer for $5800.00. We just paid this off at the beginning of the year and now all we have is a boat anchor! I have thad the throttle body cleaned from Ford for the lunging problem especially during the summer. Also the A/C compressor went out due to hot summer Alabama days. I thought this was going to be a great versatile car, but I was wrong it's just been a money pit! Please add me to the suit.


ANGEL D. said
369 days ago
I HAVE A 2005 MERCURY MONTEGO THE RPM GOES LOW, JUST SHUTS OFF WITH NO WARNING. PLEASE HELP ON THIS MATTER


Carol B. said
369 days ago
I have a 2006 Ford Freestyle. 115,000 miles $6000.00 to replace the CVT.
No warning Please help. No one will touch this transmission because they cant get parts from Ford. Will never buy another Ford. Stranded with no car and no money to repaire. Please add me to this suit.


johnny a. said
368 days ago
same issues trans needs replace


Peggy I. said
368 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford 500 with 42,000 and CVT transmission and just out of warranty since the end of May 2013. Developed whining noise when started.
Ford says out of warranty - no help offered. Transmission needs to be replaced at a cost of $6000. Want to add my name to class action suit.


Valerie M. said
366 days ago
I have a 2005 freestyle with granny issues as well. I have taken it to the dealer several times when was under warranty. They could never find a problem. The tranny keeps getting stuck in low. Rpm s stay high but car doesn't want to go past 40 mph. It did it to me several times on the way to new York last week on the way to my best friends funeral with my daughters in the car. I was so scared. I wish ford would just man up and fix the tranny issues for everybody.


Valerie M. said
366 days ago
I have a 2005 freestyle with granny issues as well. I have taken it to the dealer several times when was under warranty. They could never find a problem. The tranny keeps getting stuck in low. Rpm s stay high but car doesn't want to go past 40 mph. It did it to me several times on the way to new York last week on the way to my best friends funeral with my daughters in the car. I was so scared. I wish ford would just man up and fix the tranny issues for everybody.


Rose M. said
366 days ago
Let us all call
..............NHTSA Headquarters (Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236)
or write using this address.

1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
West Building
Washington, DC 20590

We cannot wait longer with this inaction on the part of Ford when our lives are put on line when driving these vehicles. I am tired of waiting and trying to drive a vehicle which revs as a helicopter but only making 45mph. Action should not only be taken when lives are lost. Its over six months since I adjoined my name in these complaints and others have been there longer - Time for action


Hilary D. said
364 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford Freestyle. Accelerates when foots nowhere near the gas. Almost ran me into a pole. Now transmissions going out. I am glad that I read this. The vehicle will sit in the driveway. I am scared to drive it now. I would like to add my name to the lawsuit.


stanley I. said
364 days ago
My 2005 Ford Freestyle transmission is doing ALL the negative things I have just read above and feel it to be Fords' responsibility to correct their mistake as it would be to their sales pitch/benefit for the long term.
Without making this correct to their customers, their future is uncertain.




Edgar F. said
363 days ago
Trans was rebuild at 99,000, again at 150 000, and I the shop a third time failed trans


Chris J. said
363 days ago
2005 Ford Freestyle, AWD, 150k.... same tranny issue as indicated by others.... $6300 to replace.


Tonya P. said
363 days ago
2007 ford freestyle limited awd nice car bad tranny cost $5000.00 to fix can't drive but still have to make payments terrible that ford doesn't recognize this.


Lori C. said
363 days ago
My 2007 freestar transmission went out on me two yrs ago. Stopped at a stop sign and it wouldnt go. No warning no nothing!


Karen O. said
362 days ago
I originally responded 73 days ago and was reviewing the comments. I called FORD today and registered a complaint about the CVT. She documented the call and assigned me a case number. She stated this is the only way they know who is having problems so my suggestion is to call them and get recorded. 800-392-3673. Also i was told 2005/115,000 miles was an old car and she didnt know if it would be covered on a recall....I shall not be deterred!


Cesar F. said
361 days ago
Vehicle accelerates in reverse and in forward driving conditions without pedal being depressed. Typically occurs when starting vehicle and shifting into reverse.


mellanie g. said
360 days ago
same as all the rest


Joy E. said
358 days ago
We have a 2007 Ford Freestyle and having the same issues. Just told it would cost $5000 to replace the transmission. Can't afford the repairs.


Brooks H. said
357 days ago
we are under the same Ford CURSE! 2007 New Ford Freestyle...sudden acceleration problems first while under Factory Warranty and now CTV Transmission has caused us to PARK vehicle and we still are making payments. 7-8,000 dollars to replace transmission. Ford DEALER said it was bad news but our problem....he along with FORD will do nothing. Letters are being filed as we speak. American GREED can not continue......B. H. in NC


Beth R. said
357 days ago
I just wanted to add my complaint here. I have a 2006 Ford Freestyle with 89,000 miles on it. I'm having the same issue. The CVT has failed. I just bought the car used in April 2013, I've had it 6 months. I still owe $7,800 on it. The car was running great. I loved it! Then, I started it up in my driveway and it made a sound and the wrench light went on. It wouldn't move. I had it towed to the local Ford Dealership and they want $6,326.00 to fix the transmission. It will be a factory rebuild and has a 3 year, unlimited mileage warranty. This is absolutely absurd! $6,326 for a transmission? That is robbery! Ford should be held accountable.


George G R. said
356 days ago
I am also having the same problems as everybody else. I have a 2005 Ford Freestyle SEL when I am at a stop or red light the vehicle lunges forward have to press on brake pedal hard to stop it. The check engine light is on constantly, and the display shows check engine, check transmission, transmission data error, and check traction control. The engine revs up but the Freestyle will not go over 45MPH. Took the vehicle to a mechanic and said the transmission needed to be replaced. I did not take it to the dealer because I have read online that many other owners with the same problems have taken their Freestyle to the dealer and they have ended up paying thousands of dollars and their problems have not being fixed. Paying $5000 to $8000 for a transmission is simply ridiculous. I do not have that king of money to spend on a vehicle that is not even worth half of that. I don't have the money to buy another vehicle so I am forced to continue to drive it to get to work.


Virginia J. said
353 days ago
My wife and I bought a 05 Mercury Montego new in 06. Had a problem with the CVT at 11,500 miles, the transmission main control valve body had to be replaced but was covered by original warranty. I saw Fords cost for this repair was $2,426! We had purchased a 5 year, 100,000 mile extended warranty for piece of mind and took to the dealer every 5,000 miles for all scheduled maintenance.We hadn't had any other serious problems until recently. By 80,000 miles the "helicopter" noise was getting very loud so I said something to the service adviser. They said it was the motor mount and after the repair the noise went away. This was covered at the very end our 5 year extended warranty. The service dept should have heard this same noise during previous maintenance but never did anything. The "helicopter" noise slowly came back and now is very loud at 99,700 miles and the dealer said we need a new {rebuilt} CVT at a cost to us of $7,329! They said this is high mileage for a trasmission and I said not if you own a Honda or Toyota! My wife and I are hearing the same sorry excuses from Ford and our dealer that everyone else has written about. I have argued with the dealer that they should have at least caught this problem while I still had the 5 year warranty but instead they only changed a motor mount! I knew nothing about the CVT problems at the time. Now we are not sure what to do. It's only a matter of time before the CVT will stop working and the car isn't worth the cost of the repair. Even with a remanufactured CVT, it's going to fail again! I should add, this has been our favorite car that we have ever owned but Ford has soured the relationship. Also we own 2 older Fords that have been good vehicles.


Tim C. said
352 days ago
I have a 2006 Five Hundred with the CVT transmission and it is currently sitting on the drive way as it no longer will operate. It started making a whirling noise for a few months and I knew what was coming next and finally it did, I was turning high RPMs and only doing 40 luckily I made it home but now the car will not move expect in low gear. I also experienced the sudden acceleration problem usually when backing out of a parking spot the car revs up and lurches.


Carl T. said
352 days ago
2005 Freestyle - 166K miles - transmission starting to whine in park and neutral - very loud in reverse.


Gary G. said
352 days ago
I have a 2005 Freestyle with 134,000 miles. The cvt transmission is making a loud whining noise. The Ford dealer said the transmission would need to be replaced $6,000. I would like to join the class action lawsuit.


Arlene V. said
351 days ago
I have a 2006 Ford Freestyle. At 114,000miles work on the transmission to the tune of $1600. again in 2011 Another $800.00 Tech. letter to clean Throttle for lurching. I complained directly to Ford and my dealer about this numerous times and was rudely put off. So now again, the transmission they want another $7,500 to fix and the car has little value! Want to join a Massachusetts class action, doe anyone have info?


Maria l. said
351 days ago
I currently have a 2007 ford freestyle and have had many of the issues every single person has complained about and I am totally discused. And because of this problem I have no car and I still owe about 4000 on this car because the repair for me is to costly. I would like to be added to the class action lawsuit.


brenda b. said
351 days ago
I currently have a 2005 ford freestyle. This morning, I was taking Grandkids to school, the car died and "failsafe mode" came on. I had to pull over to a safe distance, and restart it. I drive across the Mississippi river every day going to work in Memphis TN., there is no safe place to pull over going over the bridge if this happens again.


Robert W. said
351 days ago
I have had multiple problems with the lunging and having my vehicle die in very unsafe places with no place to pull over and out of the road. Just yesterday I was driving along and seen an emergency response vehicle up ahead so slowed down and got over as far as possible on the road and my car just died right there in the middle of the road. There happened to be a bad accident right around the turn ahead and the fire fighter who had passed me came back and helped push the car to a pullout. This was at night on a very dangerous stretch of road where someone could have very easily slammed right into the back of my vehicle. This was also in a location with no cell service and a great distance from such where walking would likely find me being taken out by other motorists without them even seeing me. Now the car starts, sputters, and dies. Several time the lunging effect has nearly sent me into the back of other motorists. I have already had to replace the upper mount because the force of the lunging had severely cracked it. How do I become a part of this lawsuit?


Christine F. said
347 days ago
My 2007 Freestyle transmission failed. I had to have it towed to my local Ford dealer because it just was not safe to drive, I was quote 4-6K to replace the defective transmission with another defective transmission. I want to join the class action lawsuit.


Jessica Q. said
347 days ago
Bought a freestyle '07 in may of 2011 an i have major issues with the cvt transmission. Ford told me it would be roughly $6000 to fix, i can not beleive that a car 6 years old can have these issues. I would like to join this lawsuit.


Mike T. said
346 days ago
My 2006 Freestyle is making the loud whining noise everyone is complaining about and I know complete failure is coming soon. I can't afford to have it fixed as the cost would be more than the car is worth, and I can't sell it or trade it in because no one would buy it with the loud whining. Ford knew there was a problem when they renamed the car the Taurus X and went to a conventional transmission in spite of losing 2 MPG. I wish they could come up with a conventional transmission that they could retrofit into the CVT equipped cars at a reasonable cost to the owners, that would be the right thing to do. In the mean time I have purchased a Buick Enclave for my wife to drive (no more Fords), and I have a Freestyle that has a NADA value between 6 and 9 thousand sitting in my driveway! I would like to join the class action lawsuit.


Rebecca L. said
345 days ago
We have had endless problems with out 2006 Freestyle. It has "surged" without reason for years. I have narrowly escaped more accidents than I can count. It has left mechanics scratching their heads and telling me nothing is wrong!! It also uses batteries very quickly. At least once a year we are replacing one, no one knows why? It is now in the shop getting a brand new transmission- I sick to think how much this will cost but without fixing it, we have a paper weight! Ford needs to make this right!


Suzette Z. said
345 days ago
I have a 2006 Ford Freestyle. I've had it about a year. I've recently started having issues with my transmission. I took it to a reliable transmission shop and was told it was my transmission. For 6,00.00 new or 3,000.00 rebuilt they could replace it. Going in reverse wasn't so much a problem, but in drive, it would plunge forward without warning, and now it won't go at all. Have noticed when it's cold it goes just fine, but after driving for about a half hour to an hour, after it get hot, I begin to have issues with it not wanting to go. Seems like it was running in 2nd gear. I still have 2 years to pay on it, and can't even drive it. I don't know what to do now. Any help would be appreciated.


Tom B. said
345 days ago
I had a 2005 Ford Freestyle with a CTV transmission . I had to replace it at my own expense! Ford would do nothing to help! I had to replace the rearend
as well! The Transmission when again and I hade enough! I traded!


glen o. said
344 days ago
spent 4K on a new transmission now 9mo later it is out again


Patricia C. said
343 days ago
Still owe on this car. It is a shame that Ford refuses to stand good for their product. The transmission has to be replaced.


James N. said
343 days ago
2005 Freestyle SEL, My Transmission all the sudden will only go up to 35 mph and my engine was making a huge effort just to keep it at 35 mpg, it has absolutely no power if i an uphill. I am very disappointed that i need to borrow a car because it will cost me thousands to get it fixed, all this while Ford knew about the defective transmission, I want to join this Class Action Suit, it's not fair to the consumer.


Teresa C. said
341 days ago
I have a 2006 Ford 500 and my car is doing the same thing. CVT transmission, no mechanic can touch it, they said it is designed that only the dealership can work on it. It seems they want to just replace it for about 7 to 8 thousand dollars and are not really trying to see if they can fix it. My car cannot go up hills very well. On flat ground I do good but even though not as much power as before. I have always loved Ford cars but this is so frustrating that car can only be worked on (transmission) problems by the dealership and many of them are not honest. Can I be added to any class action loss suit. I was told this was the CVT transmission defect.


Kimberly W. said
340 days ago
I have a 2005 Freestyle SEL. It will stall-often at dangerous places such as turning across traffic or merging-typically when applying power. I also have to get batteries replaced about every 2 years. Just got a battery today and the auto parts guy said my motor mount is totally worn out-another common problem with Freestyles from what I've read. I'm a single mom, really don't drive much and cannot afford these repair costs!


Alfredo G. said
340 days ago
I have a 2005 SE model and it has given me hell. Transmision, trottle, a/c, trunk.


Rex O. said
339 days ago
Purchased a new 2007 Ford 500. Have taken immaculate care of this car and had all routine maintenance done at dealership. Car has 108,000 miles on it and needs a new CVT. Please include me in the lawsuit.


Donnell l. said
337 days ago
Almost died.....turns off when turning....dont wanna start back up.....i almost died


Dennis C. said
337 days ago
Own a 2005 Freestyle Limited. 60,000 miles. Suddenly looses power when it gets hot. Very dangerous when this happens in traffic.


William S. said
336 days ago
I am the original owner of a 2007 Montego with the CVT transmission. It is starting to act up @ 80K miles and I have been told that the failure of the trans is coming soon. It shifts very hard when cold. Can I become a member of this suit?


William S. said
336 days ago
I am the original owner of a 2007 Montego with the CVT transmission. It is starting to act up @ 80K miles and I have been told that the failure of the trans is coming soon. It shifts very hard when cold. Can I become a member of this suit?


Rodney W. said
336 days ago
Same problem. 186K miles 2006 Freestyle CVT with all regular maintenance. Engine began humming noise prior to last oil change at Ford dealership. Asked about it and was told that some do that after 100k miles. Yesterday, began to notice pressure drop when engaging accelerator after stops and finally got to a light and trans would not engage the engine to move. Ford dealer quotes $6500 for re-manufactured and $4500 for used. Totally unacceptable for a vehicle not worth much more than that. Please let me know how I can join this action...


Jo Wallin W. said
334 days ago
Wow. My 2006 Freestyle stopped moving last weekend without warning. We were 3 hrs from home. Car had 180K miles with constant maintenance from the dealership (also multiple replacement tires, brakes, etc) I certainly expected it to last a couple more years and now SOL since obviously it is not worth $6500 fix. The AC went out a couple years ago- can drive without AC, but not without a TRANSMISSION! HELP! I too would like to join this class action suit.


Susan S. said
334 days ago
I have a 2006 Freestyle SEL and I had problems this spring with the transmission. I was 150 miles from home and had car towed. $2000 to replace the mechtronic module. Now in November the check engine light came on and I had it to the shop three times. Last weekend the transmission failed again and it is being replaced. They called today and said that a motor mount was also cracked. Total price around $5200. No allowance for the module bought in March even though it is under warranty; this is a different problem. I called Ford Customer No Service and they were not helpful. I want to join the class action suit.


April F. said
331 days ago
It's that time of year again. Freestyles do not like cold weather (or too hot of weather with the a/c either). I've already filed a compalint with NHTSA earlier this year. Same problems with surging / stalling as everyone else. Replaced throttle body earlier in 2013. Then other day driving home '06 Freestyle with 80k miles it ceased to accelerate. Luckily it was during traffic so people were moving slowly and I didn't get hit and just got honked at. Now I know when I hear that dreaded thunk to hit the hazard lights before even looking for the wrench light to confirm the problem. It goes away if I can trun off and restart the car, however this is happening more frequently. Am having to drive nervously in the right lanes and won't even take a left-turn anymore unless there's an arrow I'm so scared of stalling out in an intersection. What's it going to take Ford? Do people have to die for this to be fixed? I don't want to sell the vehicle and just pass the problem to another unsuspecting customer. However I don't want to preemptively shell out $5k to replace the transmission before it dies completely because reading comments that doesn't always mean the problem is fixed. Recall the transmission if that's the problem, or figure out the true problem and let us know how to fix it so no one gets hurt!


Rebecca Kirsten S. said
330 days ago
Same as all the rest. Started with a near disaster at a very dangerous intersection near our home, when my 2006 freestyle suddenly accelerated, thank God, literally that I had my foot firmly on the brake, or I could have been killed.


Dave G. said
330 days ago
We have a 2007 Freestyle with 95000 miles on it and I was backing out of a steep driveway when the transmission gave out. The wrench and engine light came on and I had no power to the engine. No drive or reverse would work as I'm coasting down this steep hill without the ability to turn around. Thankfully the brakes worked and I was able to get family members to move the car off the street. Very scary. I've never had anything like that happen before. Had the car towed to the dealership and they wanted $5700 to replace the transmission. Are you kidding me? What car has a transmission that dies that soon? I called Ford customer service and they said that they couldn't do anything for me and that they were sorry. Thanks for nothing! Please add me to the lawsuit!


meelee K. said
330 days ago
2005 ford freestyle with cvt transmission is going to cost more than the car. I have check around only to find out that ford is fully aware of it. and the only way to get covered is to buy ford parts... 5300.00 just for a new transmission is the ford price. So i guess I will have to pay for someone to rebuild it at about 2000.00... just a few weeks into a used car. smh


Patricia L. said
327 days ago
I like others have a 2007 Ford Freestyle. The transmission went out with no warning. The dealership wanted 6 - 7 to replace it. Our mechanic thought he could rebuild it for 1/2 or less of Ford's cost. Unfortunately no matter what he replaced it still wouldn't work. Called Ford, got a case number, communicated with them trying to get a part but didn't hear back. After awhile it quit completely and now it sits. I still owe money on it and their is not much more I can do with it. If I would have known in 2007 that they were having trouble with transmission I would not have bought it. So I feel they should have disclosed that information. Research shows they knew that tranmission had problem earlier than 2005. As far as I concerned Ford deceived their customers. My car has now sat since September undriveable.
I will never buy another Ford product!!!


david s. said
324 days ago
I have a 2007 Freestyle with transmission Problems as well and I am Told it will cost 7.400.00 to fix Their is no way I can afford that.


Ken G. said
324 days ago
My ford has 53,000 Miles, transmission needs a complete overall.
Definitely need to be part of this suit.


Deran M. said
324 days ago
Same issues i have a 2005 mercury montego with only 80,000 miles and needs a new transmission this is a $5,000 job. What can I do


shana m. said
323 days ago
i have a 2005 ford freestyle and I am having the same problems everyone else has claimed its unsafe to drive and I have small children and can bearly make it to work daily over this!


Ismail M. said
322 days ago
My 2005 Ford Five hundred with CVT is having the similar problems as many mentioned above. I just left the Ford dealer after $100 they told me CVT is crappy transmission, Ford should have never use them on any vehicle. By the way I need a new one which will cost $5,380. I have 3 other Ford vehicles never had a problem with Ford service before, but this is a shame. Ford should stand up to its responsibility and find a solution to this problem before loosing loyal customers.


Gary A. said
320 days ago
I purchased my 2005 Ford 500 limited from my grandfather. It only had 22k miles on it at the time of purchase back in 2010. I had all of the regular maintenance done at it's scheduled time. I noticed a whining noise while the car was in park and neutral. Took it to a local ford dealer which told me the input shaft baring was going out. He told me that the cvt transmission was notorious for this particular problem. He said they would have to replace it at a cost of $5,500. There is no way a car with only 79k miles should have to have its transmission replaced.


Stephanie C. said
320 days ago
I have a 2005 Ford Freestyle and I bought it new, and last year I paid to have the transmission replaced ($5,000.00), after experiencing similiar noises. The only difference when I put the car in reverse it would rev-up and if I did not have my foot on the brake I would have had hit something several times. I would like to join this suit.


Jed J. said
320 days ago
2005 freestyle that is making the 'helicopter' noise in transmission. Dealer says $6700 to replace.


william a. said
318 days ago
Have a used 2007 Ford Freestar purchased in December, 2011. Had problems with the engine hunting with in 45 days. Took it to a local Ford dealer who diagnosed a bad ignition coil and suggested a transmission fluid change. After driving less than 20,000 miles engine began hunting again and within 3 days lost all but 1st gear. Had transmission rebuilt by a reputable local repair shop who said this was at least the 2nd rebuild and found a cracked case. Drove the van 11,000 miles making loud noises after approximately 5,000 miles since the 2900.00 rebuild and am now showing the same symptoms again. told it will require another rebuild. Only lost one transmission on another van in 48 years driving experience that one at 207K and gave the car to my daughter with 294K and still running like a charm. Usually keep cars to 150K+ so I don't think its my driving technique, do you?


Jeremiah M. said
318 days ago
I purchased my 05 ford freestyle in August of this year. It EVERYTHING said in this forum. The RPM rev up and it doesn't go anywhere. I still have 3 years left to pay on it. I need in on this lawsuit as well


Ashley H. said
318 days ago
I have a 2005 for freestyle that has a cvt transmission and just started making the train noise and droped into emergency mode. I have to take it to the dealership tomorrow and see about gettig it fixed.


Ernest W. said
317 days ago
I have a 2005 ford freestyle. The transmission went out on me yesterday. It's now sitting at the auto shop. I've only had this car for 2 years and can't afford to have it fixed.


chris b. said
317 days ago
wow 7000 to 8000 to fix my 2005 freestyle this comes after I drove this car with a surging problem for a year an a half before ford would fix with recall. I am the only owner and have taken very good care of it... now stuck with it sitting in the yard with failed cvt trans that I can not afford to fix!!! ford should be responsible for this because they were aware of problem and did nothing for the people who bought these cars!! I would like to join this suit


Barbara S. said
316 days ago
CVT transmission went out a month ago on 2005 Freestyle after getting off work late night. It was a good thing that there was any heavy traffic. The car lost power and stalled without warning. It sounded like it was in one gear with a high pitch noise. I am having the same problem as everyone else. My car sitting in my driveway and not able to repair it. What's the point of repairing the car when the same thing can happen with the replacement transmission and the cost to repair is to expensive.


tonya c. said
315 days ago
My freestyle 2005 is having the same problems as the above,ford replaced sensors,but still having the same problems now it will not even move.(The motor run perfectly)


Mark R. said
314 days ago
Ok having the same problem, have 2005 freestyle, it just started making noise as if its in 1st gear and it in drive! Lets do something! Where are the lawyers?


Jeff P. said
314 days ago
2005 Freestyle makes helicopter noise. Same issues as many above. Is there a class-action matter going on here???


harlan a. said
314 days ago
I have a 2005 freestyle with 165000 miles. The transmission went out.Thats

to soon. The rest of the car is in good shape. have to get a new car. hardly anything for freestyle. upset as hell!


Samantha L. said
314 days ago
I have a 2006 Ford Freestyle that is having the same problems as everyone else. When you put it in drive or reverse it takes it a minute before it will even move. Then while going down the road it will jerk or when you stop at a stop sign or red light it is trying to go in gear and feels like its gonna jerk you into ongoing traffic. I would like to get something done about this as well. Im sure the higher authority if owned by any of them got theres fixed right away and its a shame that the customer that it is supplying there paycheck they cant help!


Wendy R. said
310 days ago
I have a 2005 Ford 500 that is now having different issues than before the Ford dealer did their 'customer satisfaction' work on it... prior to this 'cleaning', the transmission would feel like the car was going to surge forward, even with my foot on the brake, which was extremely scary. This weekend, while driving the car, I thought that I had a flat. Very loud thumping noise and the car is sluggish. Stopped to check tires, no flat. Continued home and car ran fine. This morning while driving to work, got on the highway, same issue, very loud, thumping, checked all four tires and they were fine. Also smells like something is either hot or burning.


doug r. said
310 days ago
one owner 2006 ford 500 98500 miles as with everyone else just had cvt transmission replaced. found out no transmission shop will try to rebuild had to go to ford for reman transmisson what a monapley.i would like to join class action lawsuit aginst fords cvt.


Jeff T. said
310 days ago
I just purchased this used 2005 vehicle and made my 1st payment. I'm having the exact problems with the transmission.


Wesley W. said
310 days ago
2005 Freestyle, and today, is the first time I have had trouble. I have had nothing but good to say about this car. I've had the regular maintenance done. Now the CVT is out. It went 191,000 miles. This seems like a good distance, but I have other Ford's all with over 240,000, with no trouble. This is going to be very expensive to fix, and I question if I should or not. The financially responsible thing to do is just fix and drive. I've changed the oil, put breaks on, put spark plugs...you name it..DONE!! Now this, the car looks perfect and run good...now if it would only DRIVE!!! I would like in please.


Wesley W. said
310 days ago
2005 Freestyle, and today, is the first time I have had trouble. I have had nothing but good to say about this car. I've had the regular maintenance done. Now the CVT is out. It went 191,000 miles. This seems like a good distance, but I have other Ford's all with over 240,000, with no trouble. This is going to be very expensive to fix, and I question if I should or not. The financially responsible thing to do is just fix and drive. I've changed the oil, put breaks on, put spark plugs...you name it..DONE!! Now this, the car looks perfect and run good...now if it would only DRIVE!!! I would like in please.


David K. said
307 days ago
I recently bought a 2007 freestyle. I had the transmission serviced at a dealership in August 2013 and they reported no problems. In November 2013 we realized that we did not have a ESP (we had mistakenly thought it was included in purchase) so I called the same dealership that serviced it 3 months earlier and asked for a Ford Power Train ESP. I purchased the plan they offered and went on my way. 3 wks later my transmission failed. Now the dealership & Ford are saying they won't approve my claim and my repair bill is $7000! I'm now in the process of fighting them on this. I'm so upset that this is a known issue on top of them not honoring their warranty. I want in on this as I now have $10,000 loan on a car that needs $7000 in repairs to be operable.


Sheryon S. said
307 days ago
I have a 2007 Freestyle and the transmission went out. The Ford dealer said it would be $5880.00 to repair.


gary h. said
305 days ago
same issue. Trans failed at 81K- 5700 dollar repair. Want in


matt C. said
303 days ago
Our 2006 freestyle with just under 92k miles started having cvt tranny issues awhile back. We purchased this car brand new. It started with a slight whining noise that continually got worse with time. Later if felt like it started to "slip" on acceleration. Its had regular maintenance. Took it to local ford garage and they say new tranny is required (just under $7k after tax). I got second opinion from local transmission specialists and the price was confirmed legit.. We are fortunate to be able to afford a new car if we need too, but this is the principal of the thing. My wife loves THIS car. Even if we decide to fix this car, we would not dare keep in for more than 60k in fears of another tranny going out. THIS IS REDICULOUS!


richard c. said
303 days ago
Just bought a 2005 Ford Five Hundred 2 months ago and the car's transmission started messing up less than a month after i got it.. Dealership where i bought it had to know of the issue and cleared the "Check engine/transmission" light right before i bought it.. Went to a different ford dealership and they said tranny was bad and it would be $6700.. Rediculous!!!


EDDY J. said
300 days ago
I bought a new 2005 freestyle with all options and the transmission broke down. I found out that this is a known and very expensive problem with this car.
The car is sitting in my driveway; I tried to sell it but couldn't.
Ford should pay to replace the transmission with a better one. I paid a lot of money for this car to Ford and the must be made to make it right for all of us.
What is the status of this class action?


Ronald C. said
299 days ago
My wife and I bought a 2005 Ford Freestyle used in May of 2012. In May of 2013 we started having occasional problems with the transmission. Over a month ago we parked it after a serious episode--would not go into gear/no power. We had the problem diagnosed; it is the transmission, which must be replaced. We have obtained two estimates of nearly $6,000 each. This approaches the value of the car and we simply cannot afford to fix the car. We have about a year and a half of car payments on a car that we cannot drive. It's very frustrating. We want to be a part of the class action lawsuit. What currently is its status?


Anthony H. said
298 days ago
I bought a 2005 Ford Five Hundred Limited AWD with the CVT transmission. It is experiencing the same problem as described above in this class action. How do I get information about this class action lawsuit and if I have any rights within that lawsuit. Thank you


Shelly D. said
298 days ago
Bought my 2005 Freestyle brand new from the dealer when it came out. It has been a wonderful vehicle until about a month ago. It started the surging and lunging and then finally just stopped and wouldn't go at all. After waiting about 5 hours it finally started long enough for me to get it to the dealership where they told me there was a recall on the sensors. They fixed that supposedly. I went to pick it up and didn't even get out of their parking lot and it did it again. I went back in and they did something else and told me it that didn't work it would need a new throttle body that would cost about $700. Away I went and it lasted a day before the trouble started again. The wrench and the engine light were on. The car stopped and won't move at all now. Had it towed to a repair shop, not the dealer this time. They tore the throttle body apart and don't find anything wrong with it. They think it is the computer. Trying to decide whether to replace that and see if it helps. It is cheaper than a throttle body that does not appear to have anything wrong with it. Would like to be a part of the lawsuit please. Very unsafe and the ford dealership never said a word about major issues. They have to know about this. Very disappointed!


jerry h. said
298 days ago
bought a 05 montego with cvt in feb. from local car dealer paid 3500 for it then started having problems with accelerating but went away then in june light came on and problems with accelerating again called the guy said bring it in he will look at it but the light went off so I decided not to go...so again a couple of weeks ago it just wouldn't move so I left it where it was and went back the next day and since it won't go over 30 miles with out rev rpms up......almost died multiple times due to lunging into traffic and stalling out in the middle of the road.....i can't afford to pay more than what i paid for the vehicle to have it fixed...someone should be held responsible and these vehicles should be taking off road permanently....bullogna


jerry h. said
298 days ago
bought a 05 montego with cvt in feb. from local car dealer paid 3500 for it then started having problems with accelerating but went away then in june light came on and problems with accelerating again called the guy said bring it in he will look at it but the light went off so I decided not to go...so again a couple of weeks ago it just wouldn't move so I left it where it was and went back the next day and since it won't go over 30 miles with out rev rpms up......almost died multiple times due to lunging into traffic and stalling out in the middle of the road.....i can't afford to pay more than what i paid for the vehicle to have it fixed...someone should be held responsible and these vehicles should be taking off road permanently....bullogna


jerry h. said
298 days ago
bought a 05 montego with cvt in feb. from local car dealer paid 3500 for it then started having problems with accelerating but went away then in june light came on and problems with accelerating again called the guy said bring it in he will look at it but the light went off so I decided not to go...so again a couple of weeks ago it just wouldn't move so I left it where it was and went back the next day and since it won't go over 30 miles with out rev rpms up......almost died multiple times due to lunging into traffic and stalling out in the middle of the road.....i can't afford to pay more than what i paid for the vehicle to have it fixed...someone should be held responsible and these vehicles should be taking off road permanently....bullogna


lynn c. said
296 days ago
I have a 2005 Freestyle with 103,000 on it and unexpectedly the transmission went out when 9 miles from home. I drive 70 miles a day and this is crucial transportation. I'm getting a check engine and check transmission light. I turn it off and restart and it clears but returns within minutes. Nice looking car but mechanics are substandard my 96 explorer has never had problems or my 86 Nissan. Ford has fallen so far


Brooks H. said
295 days ago
count me in....I too, owe 5,000 with a parked car in drive. can not run. ford dealer knew this car was known for issue yet sold us a new 2007 off lot. without extended warranty ...that is the least he could have done.


Chris W. said
294 days ago
I have a 2005 Freestyle with 99,700 miles that that been diagnosed with a CVT transmission with internal damage by Currie Ford in Frankfort, IL. Started with noise in neutral and park which started 2 months ago and has since become almost un-driveable. Our car is currently parked and not going anywhere until we have better options. Currie Motors Ford quoted $6,000-$6,500 for a transmission repair or replacement depending on availability. This is obviously a known problem and very disappointed Ford is refusing to step up and help. Done with Ford.


Mark G. said
293 days ago
I own a 2006 Freestyle with 122k. As from above the car is in great shape. This car fits my family and myself well. I have a CVT issue and a bad mechatronics. The cost to repair is very high and a new trans has been suggested-yes at a ford dealer. Ford should pay for the repairs as they new of the problems. This is why they only made the 3.0 cvt driveline for 3 years. This is why the freestyle got a bad rep. Im still going to pursue my car but looking to buy the Taurus x 3.5 with the 6 speed auto. This car works well for me but Ford lost my business to buy a new car. I would have considered a new Flex but not after this CVT issue. As we all know Ford does not car-look at the past history.


Daniel H. said
293 days ago
Bought 2005 Freestyle. It has about 103k on it now and in cold weather shows throttle body and transmission problems. Dealer said that there are transmission codes and wants $800 to repair the throttle body before even diagnosing the CVT. They forgot to mention that the throttle body is covered by a 10 year extended warranty due to recall and shouldn't cost me a thing. The transmission won't operate in temps < 20f and will shut down the drive train while throwing the Wrench light and Check Transmission warning. Now it's shuddering when shifting into drive so sounds like mecatronix unit at least. Ford doesn't like replacing them so they tell you to buy the whole transmission. Time to jump on the class action suit.


Patricia B. said
292 days ago
My Ford Five hundred hesitates and jumps the check engine light went off a couple of times and came back on. When I crank the car up it acts like it wants to jump forward in drive and jump back in reverse. The car's maintenance has been kept up. I cleaned the throttle body and it worked for a couple of days and then the light came right back on and it still hesitates while drive and shifts eratically, it seems as if it is not getting enough power. I cant afford to get this part fixed and I don't know what else to do.


Donald G. said
291 days ago
OK, OK, so everyone who's reading or going to read this, here's the problem! I've had the same problems with my throttle body on my '06 Ford Freestyle. Hesitating, surging, cutting off. The wrench and check engine light coming on. Here's what I know: based on the price of the throttle body that Ford dealers want to charge (approx. $800.00 to replace it) with thousands of these vehicles on the road, Ford was looking at hundreds or thousands of dollars to fix their problem that could have hurt or killed people. Here's the solution I'm gonna take, only because I have some knowledge (youtube) in fixing it, just for a few more months until I can trade this vehicle in for another one. Remove the throttle body and clean the hell out of it with carb/throttle body cleaner. That should give me a few months. Good luck to everyone!


Eric J. said
291 days ago
Have a 2006 five hundred and the transmission stopped in the middle of traffic at a red light luckily it coast a little before completely locking the wheels down. When the air conditioner is on and you are at a red light the car will try to move or jult which is extremely dangerous. The price to replace or repair the transmission is about the same, but why repair or replace if the transmission is going to have the same defects. What makes you angry about the whole thing the ford dealers act as if its no big deal. I feel there should be a free replacement of the transmission or a reimbursement.


vonda j. said
290 days ago
I Purchase A 2006 Freestyle In MaY 2011. It Had Approximately 63000 MiLes On It, Started Having Transmission Problems About 90000 Miles. After Having It LOiled At By 4 Mechanics They All Come To The Conclusion That It Needs Replaced. The Cost Is Approximately $7000, I Still Owe 3 Yrs Of Payments On This Car. Cost Is Too MuchWhen Added To The Payoff Amount Of This Car To Refinance To Have It Fixed.... So Needless To SayIt Sits In The Driveway So I Can Make Payments On It As Well As Pay For Full Coverage Insurance On It Because There Is A Loan On The Car ..So NedLess To Say, I Will Never Buy Another Ford Due To Them Not Wanting To Help All Of Us That Are In THis Situation. A Huge Waste Of Money For Me. I Would So Like In On This CLass Action. I Am A Lady On Disability And Can't Afford To Just Throw Monet Away To Ford Like This... I Have Never Had Issues Like THiA With Any Car Newer Or Older.... If Ford Knew This Was An Issue, Why Would They Continue To Use These Transmissions? I Was Almost In An Accident When The Transmission Acted Up The First Time.. Then It Ran Good For A Couple Weeks, And Has Been Parked For The Past Almost Two Years Because Don't Feel Safe Enough To Drive Especially With My Children...


James E. said
290 days ago
Purchased a 2005 Ford Freestyle for $8,500 and when it got cold check engine and check transmission light came on and the vehicle would not move. Took it to the dealer and they replaced the Electronic Throttle Body at a cost of $944. The same day we picked up the vehicle the lights were back on. I took it back in and they said the codes were not cleared. Less than one week later when it got cold again, same issues. I take it back in and they said there were more codes and that it need a new transmission costing $7,300. I'll never buy another Ford again!!!! Third Ford, third transmission... awful.


ralph J. said
289 days ago
My Ford transmission freestyle has failed also. I would like to be part of the lawsuit.


Sarah P. said
289 days ago
We purchased a ford 2005 Freestyle from an authorized Ford dealer, and have had numerous mechanical problems with it, beginning from approximately one year ago. The car has 151,000 miles on it. The transmission has now broken down. This has been verified by two independent mechanics. I was told by both mechanics that a replacement transmission would cost approximately $2,500 and we cannot afford to replace it, as we are a single income family.


Brandon H. said
289 days ago
Purchased a Ford Five Hundred with the CVT and within two weeks of owning it the transmission started acting up. It has a loud humming sound and hunts to find a gear anytime you drive over 50 mph and it has jumped twice when putting it into gear (both were shifting into reverse at work). Looks like I'll be joining everyone here with the expensive transmission rework soon......


Everett M. said
289 days ago
I have a 2006 Freestyle with 90,000 miles, and would like to know how to be a member of this suit.


Everett M. said
289 days ago
I have a 2006 Freestyle with 90,000 miles, and would like to know how to be a member of this suit.


Vickie K. said
288 days ago
I have a Ford Freestyle 2006. It started making a strange noise. So we have parked it. It started with the surging then the noise. Will cost &6,000+ to fix the CVT transmission. Tired of it sitting in the yard. Love the car. Hate the transmission. Would like to be able to drive it but scared of it after reading some of the other comments.


Iga A. said
287 days ago
I have a 2007 Mercury Montego AWD CVT transmission. Dead at 100k miles. Car was taken care of very well. Now they want $8000 for a new one. Please add me to this.


Iga A. said
287 days ago
I have a 2007 Mercury Montego AWD CVT transmission. Dead at 100k miles. Car was taken care of very well. Now they want $8000 for a new one. Please add me to this.


doug r. said
287 days ago
posted weeks ago about 2006 ford 500 cvt. has anybody ever gotten a response from a law firm.


Mike B. said
287 days ago
The complaint can be found at the bottom of the original post. Attorneys litigating the case are listed on the first page


Juliette M. said
287 days ago
We purchased a new 2006 Freestyle. May 2010 we experienced the shudders and shakes with the instrument panel going crazy, replaced computer, $1000. Shortly after the repair same symptoms, another $800. After this repair, occasionally we had the lurching brakes. Fast forward to 2013, transmission failed, $4000 repair, remanufactured CVT installed. Since then had to take back to transmission shop twice, as the battery when cold does not provide sufficient voltage to this transmission. Works fine when warm. Wish we had never heard of the Freestyle or CVT transmissions.


Angela S. said
287 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford Freestyle and the transmission just went at 115,180 miles, of course the 3rd party extended warranty I purchased when I bought the vehicle expired at 115,013. I am now waiting to see what it is going to cost me to get this fixed. The transmission place that has it has told me that the manufacturer of this tranny is limiting the parts you can buy to repair it so it will most likely have to be replaced...will know in a day or two. Seeing the previous post, I am not looking forward to seeing what my bill will be. Why was there never a recall on this transmission? How do I become part of this lawsuit??


Angela S. said
287 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford Freestyle and the transmission just went at 115,180 miles, of course the 3rd party extended warranty I purchased when I bought the vehicle expired at 115,013. I am now waiting to see what it is going to cost me to get this fixed. The transmission place that has it has told me that the manufacturer of this tranny is limiting the parts you can buy to repair it so it will most likely have to be replaced...will know in a day or two. Seeing the previous post, I am not looking forward to seeing what my bill will be. Why was there never a recall on this transmission? How do I become part of this lawsuit??


Angela S. said
287 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford Freestyle and the transmission just went at 115,180 miles, of course the 3rd party extended warranty I purchased when I bought the vehicle expired at 115,013. I am now waiting to see what it is going to cost me to get this fixed. The transmission place that has it has told me that the manufacturer of this tranny is limiting the parts you can buy to repair it so it will most likely have to be replaced...will know in a day or two. Seeing the previous post, I am not looking forward to seeing what my bill will be. Why was there never a recall on this transmission? How do I become part of this lawsuit??


Christine F. said
286 days ago
I am also curious if anyone has been contacted by the lawyers, I sent the contact the lawyers privatly 2-3 times and have not heard a reponse. Is there something else I need to do because Ford is in the wrong on so many levels.
I just had to have my tranny replaced w/ a new one $$$$$, there are not fixes or rebuilts. I am not confident that this new tranny is going to last


Mike B. said
286 days ago
The lawyers prosecuting the action are listed on the first page of the complaint which hyperlinked at the bottom of the original post. They will be able to provide you with an update on the litigation.


Dennis S. said
284 days ago
i have a 06 freestyle im have the same issue with this transmission


Kathryn R. said
282 days ago
I have a 2007 and it is on its 4th transmission. It took Metro Ford almost two months to fix it the last time i couldnt drive it and yet they still wanted there car payment and wanted me to pay for the rental. Had to threaten to call detroit to get the rental paid for,I would like to be a part of this lawsuit.


Scott B. said
282 days ago
We have had to turn in our 2007 Ford Freestyle as a result of the CVT Transmission Failure. We lost $8,744.00. The Ford Dealership told us that we were looking at a $6,500.00 Transmission Replacement and gave us $400.00 for our trade in.


Scott B. said
282 days ago
We have had to turn in our 2007 Ford Freestyle as a result of the CVT Transmission Failure. We lost $8,744.00. The Ford Dealership told us that we were looking at a $6,500.00 Transmission Replacement and gave us $400.00 for our trade in.


Dennis S. said
281 days ago
i have the same problem 138,000 miles changed fluid at 70000 and high pressure filter at the same time


Mark F. said
281 days ago
Ford did nothing about CVT...need to be added to suit...kept photos of service from Ford and E-Mails. Just want it fixed. No parts, no solutions available from Ford.


April H. said
280 days ago
I have a 2007 ford freestyle limited. I had a remanufactured Tranny put in by ford at 82000. It now has 90000 and has became very loud with poor performance. I owe more than it worth already and can not afford another transmission. What now?


Sherman M. said
279 days ago
We are having some of these same problems with our 06 freestyle. We recently took it to the garage for the recall for the cleaning of the throttle body but that did not help. Took 45 min to travel 9 miles because of all the stopping, shutting the engine off and starting again.


james s. said
279 days ago
i have a 2007 ford freestyle and the trans is out i was quoted 7900$ to fix it took it to aamco


james s. said
279 days ago
i have no idea in the world why ford will not honer this transmission.and how on erth they are named the number one in safest cars and trucks my wife was driving her 2007 ford freestyle on the freeway 65 mph when no warning no noise it just locked up her and my 5 kids almost got killed by a semi full of lumber.if somthing was to happen to my family i would have gone crazy. this tranis issue has gong on long enough they should give us a new car cause a new transmission will just do the same thing 65k on the car 13,000 in debt and it has a bad transmission they should have let ford go under.


Daniel P. said
278 days ago
While driving home the anti-skid dummy light came on and will not go out. Owners manual instructs owner to get vehicle serviced immediately......OH great, appears as though I'm in for deep do-do.


Samantha S. said
278 days ago
We purchased a 2007 Ford Freestyle Limited that has just over 90k miles and it has been very loud while in park and reverse. Took it in to see why it sounds like a helicopter and we were told the transmission is on it's last legs--we were quoted $5500 because it's a "special" transmission. Special, my foot! We still have $2000 left to pay on it and the shop (great place; very honest and reliable) advised us not to drive it on the expressway because they're worried about our family's safety. What is it going to take for Ford to admit responsibility? How frustrating!


alan s. said
277 days ago
same as all others only 75000 miles on a 2006 montego and wont move gave car to my son so he would not have to drive shit and that is what we got and now we pay for fords mistake i dont think so


tim w. said
277 days ago
Right around 100K our 05 freestyle started a lunging issue which resulted in just dying and being undrivable because of rpm fluctuation...all with my newborn, 2 yr old, and 4 yr old, and wife in it. Now it just has a super loud whining sound the entire time its on. Just waiting for it to crap out and we will be without a vehicle because we cant afford the $4k to fix/replace this CVT tranny.


Jenifer V. said
276 days ago
Same issues. We purchased a 2007 Ford Five Hundred with 130K for our 16 year olds first vehicle. Wanted a safe car for her to drive. Now we are having all the transmission issues and we don't feel safe with her driving the vehicle, we don't have $4K + to fix it - if it can be fixed, and we paid $7K, emptied the savings and don't have the money to replace the vehicle. Seems that Ford should do right by their products and customers and offer a way to have the problem fixed. Has any solution been offered by Ford?


Robert M. said
275 days ago
I have a 2005 Ford Freestyle and the transmission started making whining noises at 65,000. I was told by the dealer that the bearings were bad and the transmission needed replaced at a cost of $5000. I paid for the replacement and now at 200,000 miles the tranny is bad again. This car has always had problems with lunging forward unexpectedly and rpm fluctuation. No more fords for me.


phillip c. said
275 days ago
i have a 2005 freestyle, purchased with 60k miles, i followed service recommendations and had transmission serviced at 60k and just again at 116k. transmission failed even after following service recommendations. I will like to be included in the above mentioned suit.


said
274 days ago
I just brought 06 Freestyle after lunging , airconditioning went out along with cruise control then cvt tranny stopped working altogether. Please help me get some type of resolution.


Sara H. said
272 days ago
We have a 2006 Ford Freestyle, we have all the same issues, the first transmission went out 1 month after purchase, was hoping the new transmission would fix the problem. Cost almost $5300.00. Less than 15,000 miles the transmission went out again! Luckily it was under warranty. We got it back Dec. 23, 2013 I thought surely it has to be fixed now. I was sadly mistaken. Less than a month and 500 miles later on Jan. 17, 2014 it went out with no warning! We were in an intersection, it was snowing and in the teens. We able to finally get it in a store parking lot where we could wait in the store where the kids could stay warm till the tow truck arrived. So now it is back in the Ford Garage, I'm without a vehicle I'm paying for and IT'S THE 4TH TRANSMISSION FOR THIS FREESTYLE!!!!!!! Is anyone who has owned a Freestyle and had issues able to join the lawsuit??


Peter K. said
272 days ago
2007 Ford Freestyle driving home yesterday, my transmission broke. I went online and just found out I have so called CVT transmission that is a known problem since 2005. Ford sold me 2007 vehicle with bad transmission. Now I am told repairs are $8,000 or they want to sell me new vehicle. Like I am going to buy another Ford. What a scam!!!


James U. said
272 days ago
I have the same issue I have a 2006 Ford Freestyle I have transmission failure it will cost me over 6,000 if they can find the parts no one moves wants to touch it can't get anything out of it I need to know what my rights are I don't know if it's too late or not paid 6000 dollars for the car please get back to me


ralph J. said
271 days ago
Same issues as above. don't work


Karla M. said
270 days ago
In June of last year I posted in this page my transmission problems with my 2005 freestyle and expressed my desire to be included in the class action. I would like to know if there had been any updates with that since the las updated at the beginning of last year. Thank you.


said
270 days ago
have 2007 ford freestyle 90,000 always serviced loud noise from trans.when started quiets down once in gear.also have replaced 2 alternators already.


Ann C. said
269 days ago
I own a 2005 Ford Five Hundred SEL, AWD, with CVT transmission. On Oct. 10, 2013, at approx. 108,000 miles, and while on vacation with 3 of my grandchildren, the transmission failed 250 miles from home. AAA towed it to a transmission shop in S. Lake Tahoe, CA. A new transmission was ordered from FORD...estimated cost of transmission $4,906, plus the labor, etc. for a total of 5,176....Ford has given delivery dates 5 times now, and has not delivered. My car has been unavailable to me over 3 months. I spoke to another transmission shop and was told that the CVT transmission can not be rebuilt, and had I been informed of that previous to purchase I would NEVER have purchased the car!


David D. said
269 days ago
same as everyone else loud helicopter noise found a used transmission hjope it lasts for a little while


scott r. said
269 days ago
05 montego check charging system. safe mode light. transmission light. car bucks and wont shift.took to dealer and they had for two days and was told to pick up car. they couldnt figure out. car is dangerous. lights and all electrical go out. lost work. lost time. cant resell car.


Jackie R. said
267 days ago
Have bought a 2005 Ford Freestyle last summer 2013 and was shown the car fax and repairs done to it but at no time have I been made aware there was a class action lawsuit on these transmissions. The rep who sold it told me it was normal for these transmissions to be a little delayed so never thought about it but in November of 2013 the check engine light and transmission light went on and was unable to move the car forward or backwards, took it to shop spent 1000.00 in hopes of a fix to the prob if not then looking at 5000 min to repair it. Well that did not work and the car is still in the shop because the lights will not stop going off and will not move forward or backward until after it is really warm and takes forever to get it to warm up. Once warmed up it will move but becomes a little jerky when driving it. Have been looking for alternative methods to help fix the trans on this car when my husband came across this information. Was not made aware of this until that time. Want to be part of the suit cause it is a shame when this happens and those who struggle to have nice cars have to pay the price instead of fixing this from the beginning


James S. said
267 days ago
I have a 2005 Ford Freesyle that I bought in 2007 with 33,000 miles on it, now it has 107,000 miles. I started having problems with AWD Malfunction light coming on and haven't gotten it fixed yet and now the transmission is making noise. This car seems like a timebomb ready to explode. I just read this information online and was very shocked.


Rita Y. said
266 days ago
My 2007 Ford 500 started with the lurching and lunging when shifted into drive or reverse about a year ago getting steadily worse, followed by the helicopter/whining noise in the last 6 months. When I received a letter in the mail about the rpm surge in 12/12 I filed it away, I dug it out and called my local Ford dealer and was told repeatedly that I could only have it looked at if my check engine light was on (it wasn't) and nowhere in the letter did it say that. I literally had to go around the service dept in that dealership and get someone else's name in that service dept from another dealership to finally get them to look at my car. So they did their thing and supposedly fixed it, not....I drove the car home that night, started it the next day and after driving for about 20 minutes the car slowed down and wouldn't go past 20 mph. Called the Ford people and told them what happened and they wanted nothing to do with it, they said it was a coincidence and I'd have to pay them to look at it, plus it was stuck 30 minutes from my house and they said I'd have to get it there on my own. Finally had someone get it to a transmission shop and was told the helicopter noise was a bearing and that it would cost between $3800 and $5000 to have it fixed. Is there a similar lawsuit for Ford 500 owners?


Amy G. said
266 days ago
Yes, throttle body cleaned by dealer. Now having failsafe mode appear and operating in limp home mode. Unsure of problem.


Dana R. said
266 days ago
Please add me to the class action suit. I have a 2005 Freestyle AWD Limited that my kids and I love but the engine is making a tapping noise. The dealer said it was the entire transmission and quoted me $6,400 to replace. I paid cash for the car so I wouldn't have a car payment. No my care is worth nothing and I don't have the cash to pay for another one and I can't get any financing thanks to my ex-husband!


Charity S. said
266 days ago
We have a 2005 Ford Freestyle. It has been making loud whining noises and I'm afraid we are going to be in the same situation as all of these people - with a transmission bill of $6000. Please add us to the lawsuit.


FREDERICK M. said
265 days ago
Our 2005 Ford Freestyle has "helicopter" noises as indicated by previous posts. Ford quotes $6,500 to replace. We would like to be a part of this lawsuit


Michael w. said
265 days ago
we have a 2005 mercury Montego and was driving on to the freeway yesterday and it would not go over 40mph on the on ramp it was stuck in first gear then started to lurch i finally got it to do 60 mph but the rpms were at 4000 just bought the car in 4/2013 and have no problem up to this point just can not afford a new transmission please add us to the lawsuit there is a knocking sound coming from the transmission when driving


Michael w. said
265 days ago
we have a 2005 mercury Montego and was driving on to the freeway yesterday and it would not go over 40mph on the on ramp it was stuck in first gear then started to lurch i finally got it to do 60 mph but the rpms were at 4000 just bought the car in 4/2013 and have no problem up to this point just can not afford a new transmission please add us to the lawsuit there is a knocking sound coming from the transmission when driving


Katie W. said
265 days ago
We have a 2005 Ford Freestyle, the transmission "imploded" while we were driving in it. I owe the bank $8700 on it, and now the repair is $5600 for an entirely new transmission. We would like to be added to the lawsuit.


Angie S. said
265 days ago
I have a 2006 Ford Freestyle that broke down suddenly on the freeway outside of Chicago a month ago. Totally unable to drive it. I am still without my car as repairs are very expensive and parts unavailable so far. Estimates coming in at thousands of dollars. I bought this car used at a dealership in 2008 and was never told anything about this transmission problem. I would like to be added to the lawsuit.


Keith M. said
265 days ago
Same Issue. Car has check engine and wrench light illuminate, and looses all throttle response. pull over turn car off then restart and it will be fine for 60 or so miles then have to do it again. had mechanic friend pull trans codes while lights were on and they are p0701 Transmission control system range/performance and p0715 Turbine/input shaft speed sensor A circuit. ford dealership says needs new trans. I have had this vehicle parked and talked to my loan officer and was able to drop insurance to storage to make it a little cheaper but still have to have due to loan on car. so ford is costing me more money every month due to insurance and car payment every month for a vehicle I have not been able to drive for about 8 months. I want in on this suit.


Wendy S. said
264 days ago
Same issues as above on a 2006 Montego. At sudden stops lost power, and had to restart. Then the transmission started clunking unless the car was warmed up for 30 minutes. Was told at dealership this was a non serviceable transmission and there was no repair. Was told at a private transmission shop repair would be upwards of 7K IF I could find one.


Aaron S. said
263 days ago
Same issues here with 2006 Ford Freestyle. Transmission is no good. It made a loud noise like a helicopter. Mechanic says it will cost approx. $4000.oo to fix, IF they can getnthe parts. Every mechanic that gave me an estimate stated this is the worst transmission ever built! Too expensive to fix. FORD no longer makes this type of transmission. Please let me know how to become a part of this lawsuit. I bought it used in 2010.


Jason N. said
260 days ago
We have a 2006 Freestyle that has developed an awful noise in park or neutral. In gear the noise is not present. Not a good feeling to have my family chauffeured in an unreliable vehicle.


Kelly R. said
260 days ago
all the same issues here just like all the others! please add me to this class action suit!


Larry M. said
259 days ago
Bought a 2005 Ford 500 said there was potentail transmission issue , thought ok can get it fixed for a couple thousand max, yeah right 4 to 5 thousand . what a scam of price gouging . add me to !


Miriam Z. said
258 days ago
I have a 2006 ford freestyle and I am having the same issue. I can not afford to get it fixed. It's to expensive I contacted for after seeing on line all the issues that others are having. They said there is nothing they can do. I told them what a issue so many are having they cut me off and said there are no recalls. I really need this car for my kids. I bought it used from a ford dealer ship in February of 2012. I told them I needed something reliable for my kids. they recommended this car as a great family car and good on gas. It only lasted me a year and a half. I paid cash for it so now I am out the $8900 that I paid and can afford the $6000,00 plus to fix. I thought buying a Ford a American car would be easy on my pocket. But actually it was a big mistake.


Sal C. said
258 days ago
2006 Freestyle owner and same issues. I would love to be included.


Paul D. said
258 days ago
2005 ford freestyle transmission making noise in park and neutral. . Please add me to complaint list... im a master certified technician with Andrews Cadillac and have had this noise in my ford for 6,000 miles and definitely can't afford the time or the money for this defective tranny....


Jonathan K. said
258 days ago
I have a 2007 Freestyle that I purchased in 2013 and now have to have the transmission replaced. Please add me!!!


hutchinson e. said
257 days ago
I have a 2006 Ford Five Hundred. Transmission been acting up since 50,000 miles. Slams into gear won't go past second gear on warm days, etc


julian a. said
256 days ago
I have a 2007 Freestyle that I purchased in 2013 and now have to have the transmission problems they are telling me its going to cost 7500.00 to get it fix only had the car for 7 months


dennis g. said
256 days ago
have 2005 ford 500 and has bad tranny $3000 to fix


Desiree S. said
256 days ago
I have a 2005 Mercury Montego that has developed a whining noise, it was referred to the dealer. I am told by the dealer the CVT transmission has to be replaced at to cost of $6,200 plus tax. This is the same problem that had to be taken care of in 2009 less than 30 days after purchasing. There is other major repair work that has been done and the work on this model is not cheap. Please add me to this law suit.


William C. said
255 days ago
I purchased an 05 mercury Montego in October of 2013. It had run just fine up until recently. I got the wrench sign to come on with failsafe engine mode engaged. I dont have the money to replace this considering I just bought the car.


Alvin M. said
254 days ago
My 2006 ford freestyle just stopped on main 4 lane hwy. transmission would not move in any gear, Motor ran ok. Had it towed to transmission shop. I paid $5000. for new transmission. Now my ptu went out. Got charged $90. just to tell me I need a new one $2700. trans went out about 100,000 miles


Fernando D. said
253 days ago
Have 2005 Freestyle that had a whining noise and transmission just died in the highway. A new one costs around $5,000. Ford should replace it free of charge.


anthony p. said
253 days ago
It is garbage they want you to pay for something that should be a recall


Anne C. said
252 days ago
Our 2006 Ford Freestyle was in the shop today - wondering what all the noise was about. Thought some of it might be another wheel bearing (had to have one replace last year) - although that wouldn't explain the outrageous noise in park/neutral. But this time our mechanic said it's definately the CVT transmission (worn input shaft & bearing). So we're out $80 to diagnose and change the tran. fluid and now have to look into replacing the transmission and deciding if it's worth the investment. Never saw this problem in any reviews when we bought the car. I've always wondered why they stopped making it - I like the design and I've had Fords before that I've been very happy with.


Terry S. said
251 days ago
My 2006 Ford Freestyle as well has a bad transmission. About a month ago, I started noticing the same sound in neutral and park and went away when it was in gear as everyone else. It seemed to get worse, and started to notice it a little bit in gear, so I finally had it looked out and the input shaft and bearings are going out and the transmission is going to fail. I am replacing the transmission at a cost of $5,400 because the car does suit our needs well and is paid for. I may start looking for a replacement vehicle and sale it. Please keep me posted on pending litigation.


glenn u. said
250 days ago
HAVING SAME ISSUES AS EVERYONE ELSE WE NEED TO GET TOGETHER AND BRING IT TO THE ATTENTION OF A TV NEWS STATION,AND NEWS PAPERS ,WITH THIS PARTICULAR PROBLEM,BECAUSE THE MORE PEOPLE ,THE MORE POWER,AND NEGATIVE COVERAGE FORD WILL GET,AND THEY WOULD RESPOND TO SHOW GOOD,BECAUSE THEY DONT WANT THE NEGATIVE PUBLICITY,ITS AMAZING THE POWER OF PEOPLE IN NUMBERS,AND WHAT CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED..LETS START FOCUSING OUR ENERGY and COMPLAINTANTS,TO THE PROPER PERSON[S] WITH ALL THESE COMPLAINTS,THERE MUST BE CUSTOMERS[VICTIMS] THAT HAVE,or KNOW PEOPLE IN THE MEDIA REPORTING,AND OR A NEWS EDITOR[WRITER]


Emily T. said
250 days ago
Hi new ford freestyle 2005 AWD Limited... i loved the car til i realized my gas gauges will not register... i read about a few recalls on it in 2006-2007... i can put 30$ in it and my gauge still says E? does anyone else have this problem... i feel its upsetting to be driving a car not truly knowing how much gas i have on open road... is there something i can have done still for it from the recalls in 06-07... because this is now a nightmare... we shouldnt have to drive a Lemon. and the state of IL never passed a lemon law, and FORD should be a trusted name. and i no longer trust this car.. very very disappointed... --- We shouldnt have to drive an unsafe car, id like to join the group listed above. We paid already to much for my opinion a POS... this needs to be taken care of or have a fair trade in for what we originally paid for what seemed when we bought it a very nice car.


Kelly K. said
249 days ago
I have a 2006 Ford Five Hundred (CVT) with same Issues. Transmission making loud noise in Park and Neutral. Once engaged into Drive, noise quits until driven. Once in motion, car will go into Limp Mode, Wrench Lite, and then Engine Lite. When Scanned, OBDII Code p0942 (Transmission Problem) comes on. Car has had these symptoms since car was fairly new, my Mechanic would say to wait until problem becomes more Pronounced. Now noise is more pronounced, symptoms now indicates transmission problem and service lites come on more often. From my research, this is a very expensive job. I need outside help with this!!


Orlando S. said
249 days ago
I have 05 Montego wrench came on along with engine safe mode. Would like to take part.


Tyler A. said
249 days ago
I have an 06 ford freestyle, similar transmission problems. The CEL has not illuminated yet, but based on the noise the transmission is making I don't doubt it will soon fail. 170,000 Km (106,000 Miles)


Heather P. said
247 days ago
I have a 2005 Ford Freestyle, only has 72,000 miles on it, and it is stalling, and the driver side door wont stay latched... I would like to be included in this lawsuit as well...


Robert P. said
247 days ago
I have a 2005 Freestyle. Very loud noise coming from transmission. Quoted a $6,000 rebuilt repair job, $4,100 for a used. What do you do if the replacement transmissions also have design flaws?


Dana P. said
247 days ago
I have had my 2006 mercury montego since 07,I have had the same transmission problems that everybody else is having.i had the trans fluid changed but to no avail.trans still seems to slip when accelerating I.e entering the highway.you have to ease onto the highway (which is very dangerous )!also I have lost count of how many times I've replaced the rear brake pads.i've also replaced the rotors,calipers,mounts,lines and wheel bearings!i'm now getting ready to do My bi-annual rear pad replacement.


Sue M. said
246 days ago
I had the same problem with the CVT in my 2007 while on vacation 2 years ago. I had to limp 10 miles to a dealership for service. I had to stay an extra day and it cost me 1200.00 in parts and labor. Please add me to the recall list.


Margo L. said
246 days ago
All of the above is the same for our car. We have a 2006 Freestyle with only 70,000 miles and the tranny is out... Don't know what to do! So many things have gone wrong with this car. Definitely took soon to have a bad tranny.


Ryan S. said
246 days ago
2005 Ford Freestyle and the tranny is out. Dealer replaced the computer for $1700 and this did not fix the issue. Looking like I get to pay for that and a new transmission.


Richard P. said
246 days ago
Last year the awd pump went out fist me $1000. This year the instrument
cluster was repaired another $1,000 on my wife's 2005 freestyle.
Now the wrench light came on and we got it to dealer. They said
it could be throttle body or coils or crankshaft sensor.

Include me in the lawsuit.


Dustin G. said
245 days ago
Just bought an 05 freestyle. I thought would be a great car for my wife and kids. Sadly not the case. The transmission was overhauled a few months back. This was almost 3000. And now the damn thing needs to be replace again. Please include me in the lawsuits


Kevin W. said
244 days ago
I have a 2006 Montego , with 57000 miles. I brought this car from my mother who drove back and forth to church, for most of the miles. It has always been parked in a heated and cooled garage when not in use. The transmission failed all at once with no warning, after coming to a complete stop at a stop light, Thank god I was not pulling out in front of someone. I pulled slowly over to the side of the road, the wrench light was on. So turned the car off and check the car out visually and found nothing. I then restarted the car, the wrench light went out and the car acted fine, till I had to stop again. The car would barely move, wrench light was on again, so I turned off the car and it reset its self. Took car to ford dealer $350 to tell me I needed a new transmission $6500.00 plus. This car was in mint condition, still had the original tires, now just worth scrap price.


Craig M. said
243 days ago
2005 Freestyle CVT started stalling and lunging, cutting off. researched revealed new $6000 tranny needed. we searched, read, investigated all over internet. Finally tried changing filter and fluid. Drove better for a little while, Now (CVT) Transmission making loud noise in Park and Neutral. Once engaged into Drive, noise quits until you begin moving. Once in motion, noise is back. sounds like Flywheel hitting something. if there is even a flywheel, I dont know but sound is where tranny bolts to engine. So yes, add us to the class action please.


Amanda G. said
242 days ago
Please include me in the lawsuit. We purchased are used 2005 ford freestyle last year. Four months after purchasing it. We had lunging problems reverse and backwards. We took into dealer where they cleaned the throttle body. However that was useless. My husband was driving on the freeway then all of a sudden the car would not go passed 40mph. This is dangerous.


Ronald D. said
242 days ago
It seems Ford has problems with electonics. I have a Mercury Montego AWD premier. We bought it new. Gas gage under 1/4 tank is unreliable. I have ran out of gas with it saying 120 mile to empty. Navigation went out when the car was 4 years old. How do you wear out navigation? Transmission went out at 58000 miles and after a small battle and 1 month of not having my car for replace the trans. No problems with that YET. I would loveto continue to buy American cars but this is irresponsible of Ford to have these many complaints. When Toyota had their acceleration issue with their cars it was jumped on by the media like there was no tomorros. Why then isn't Ford receiving the same negative media attention. If this is the kind of service I get from Ford then I am buying foreign from now on. He'll most of these so called American cars have most if not all of their parts from foreign countries anyway.


Margaret O. said
241 days ago
2005 Ford Freestyle suddenly having severe problems with the transmission. There have been no warnings of transmission trouble, it passed inspection easily in Sept '13. I've found out that I cannot have anyone but a Ford Dealer work on it (other places refuse citing liability), so I cannot shop for price. Very worried about how the Dealership is going to overcharge me for the transmission. Also, they cannot be rebuilt, so I don't even have that option.


Janice C. said
240 days ago
My fiancé owns a 2006 freestyle with about 95000 miles and is now making a loud rattling vibrating sound the transmission shop says is the transmission, and that it is more expensive to rebuild than to replace. it also costs more to replace than the car is worth and she still owes money on the car.


Chad S. said
240 days ago
My 2007 ford freestyle has the same issue bad transmission and 7 to 11 k to fix. Please add me to this class action


Dave G. said
240 days ago
I just purchased a 2006 Ford Freestyle with 137,--- miles on it. I'm not having any of the acceleration issued or deceleration issues or lunging issue the rest of you are having. I am seeing the "wrench light" come on. I pull over safely and restart the engine and the light goes away. Today I pulled over and restarted the engine and about 10 miles down the road I had to do it again. Since mine sat in snow at a used car dealer for several months before I liberated it, my used car dealer thinks it could have been from sitting. I have read several reasons for the "wrench light" coming on including but not limited to "the oil life light" not properly being reset at oil change time. I followed the steps Ford provided and that doesn't seem to be the issue.

I'm probably screwed because as the 3rd owner I might not get anything the prior owners would be entitled too. I'm paying $7,000 for the car. If Ford admits they knew about this issue, they should replace any CVT in all Ford vehicles they manufactured with a CVT including mine.


Mary Ann R. said
239 days ago
Wow - I can't believe that so many people have had issues with Ford Freestyles. I have to add my 2 cents and my sad story to the list. I purchased a 2005 Ford Freestyle in January of 2008 with about 30,000 miles on it. I also purchased the extended warranty for it. My transmission completely died when my warranty was only 1,800 miles OVER the mileage limit for the warranty (I think I was at about 69,000 miles). Would Ford replace it? Heck no...the dealership said that Ford would "do me a favor" and kick in $1,500 towards the replacement transmission...but I still had to pay $3,500 of my own (still owing $12K on the vehicle). Then, at about 25,000 miles later, the replacement trans went out AGAIN. So, I am on the third transmission for this P.O.S. This time, they didn't charge me for the replacement...but still, I should have NEVER been charged for the first replacement transmission! Guess that's what I get for trying to do the right thing and buy American. I have owned VWs all my life with no issues...Husband drives a Santa Fe Hundai and it has 260,000 miles on it - 12 years old and still running great. Please keep me in the loop on any progress that is made regarding this issue.


Scott D. said
239 days ago
I currently own a 2006 Ford Freestyle. Although the car has been a great car, it now is making a loud whining noise from the transmission. It is so obnoxious that I think I am going tone deaf...lol. In all seriousness, I have loved the car, but am now scared to drive more than 5-6 miles from home in fear of being stranded in a nice New England snow storm. Or worse, injuring myself and/or others. This issue needs to be taken care of. I do not have the quoted $6000.00 to repair a car that is only worth that at best. Please help!!


Brenda M. said
239 days ago
2005 Montego. Same issues- helicopter noise, surging, etc. Now today trans light, engine light, traction light, wrench light all come on... car won't move, engine dies out when gas pedal is pushed. Put me on the class action suit.


molly h. said
239 days ago
I have a 2005 ford freestyle the CVT tranny went out ...going to cost over $5000 to fix it....this is rediculous


JOHNNY W. said
237 days ago
I HAVE A FORD 500SE. AM HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THE CVT TRANSMISSION STICKING IN THE LOWER GEAR RANGES.SHIFTING NOISE,WRENCH LIGHT COMES ON AFTER SUDDEN STOP,AND THEN ALMOST NO ENGINE POWER.CAR ONLY HAS 118,000 MILES.BOUGHT NEW AND ALWAYS SERVICED REGULARLY, INCLUDING THE TRANSMISSION. I WOULD LIKE TO BE PUT ON THE CLASS ACTION SUIT.


Richard A. said
237 days ago
We have a 2005 Freestyle w/ CVT and AWD. Wrench idiot light upon start up places the car into 'limp mode'. Car only has 107K miles and has been well maintained. We need to be added to the suit with goal of having Ford repair what we believe is bad design.


Lonnie b. said
237 days ago
I HAVE A FORD 500SE, I'M HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THE CVT TRANSMISSION.


Jon c. said
236 days ago
we have a 2007 ford freestyle and it has begun to make the helicopter noise , we have checked on a price and it is as much to repair as the car is worth and not only that we would be buying a transmission with the same problem and defective design. The car is in great shape at 108,000 otherwise and maintained and by rights should go another 100,000...would like to be part of this lawsuit


Steven J. said
236 days ago
I have a 2006 Ford Freestyle and I also have transmission problems. The trans shop said my trans was not repairable and wanted to charge me $6500. I didnt realize when I bought this car it was a disposible car. My god is this Fords better idea. I would also like to be a part of this class action suit.


KALU O. said
236 days ago
I HAVE A 2005 FORD FREESTYLE WITH CVT TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS. I WILL LIKE TO KNOW WHAT MY LEGAL OPTIONS ARE.


Carolyn W. said
235 days ago
2006 Ford Freestyle, bought new. Had Throttle body ass'y replaced plus brakes numerous times. Lurched forward and backward and stalled 3 times just about shoving my boys and I into oncoming traffic from a gas station driveway. A/C never worked well after the throttle body was replaced. Didn't fix it due to cost.
Last few months, engine, wrench, traction control lights come on with no warning. And the car has no acceleration from a stop. When shifting the grind and loud noise is heard. When at 35 mph, car is not shifting into higher gear causing rpms to be high. When speeding up, car "THUMPS and lurches loudly, and dangerously. Needs engine mounts that have broken, and torque mount on top, and possible transmission plus more brakes. Add me to this class action!


chris b. said
235 days ago
have filed complaint here before and heard nothing I have a 2005 ford freestyle with cvt transmission fail ford says it will cost between 6000 to 8000 to fix drove this car for over a year before ford fixed throttle body problems, have had other problems with breaks, now my car with 110.000 miles sits at my house don't know what to do with it? can you please post up date on this class action is it on going?


robert L. said
235 days ago
I have a 2006 ford freestyle I bought not knowing of the problems. And now experiencing many of the same problems everyone else is mentioning. Thought this would be a safe car for the wife and kids to ride in but I guess not. I have always been a diehard ford guy but I would not recommend anyone buy one of these freestyles


Amy R. said
234 days ago
I purchased a 2007 Ford Freestyle in November 2008 with 25,576 miles on. September 2009 CVT replaced at 31,557 miles, February 2010 alternator replaced at 35,473 miles, July 2011 throttle body replaced at 52,179 miles, June 2012 schraeder valve replaced at 59, 173 miles, July 2012 air conditioning compressor replaced at 59,192, February 2014 now need another new CVT at 73,095 miles!! Please include me in your class action suit against Ford Motor Company. Thank you.


Manuel C. said
232 days ago
My 2006 ford freestyle did a "bucking" type of thing, made a weird noise and kinda of stalled..I pushed on the gas and it didn't do anything for a short time. Then it "bucked" again and shot me forward. Now it seems like its stuck in a lower gear and does not shift.


Manuel C. said
232 days ago
My 2006 ford freestyle did a "bucking" type of thing, made a weird noise and kinda of stalled..I pushed on the gas and it didn't do anything for a short time. Then it "bucked" again and shot me forward. Now it seems like its stuck in a lower gear and does not shift. I have taken very good care of my car.


Alex V. said
232 days ago
I just bought a 2005 Ford Freestyle about 3 months ago with about 55,000 miles on it. I bought it from a Ford dealer. It ran fine for about 2 1/2 months. But yesterday on my way to work it stalled out and it smelled like burnt metal. I drove it home with out a problem. Then this morning it was making a hissing noise. which got pretty loud. Then all of sudden it sounded like it had turned into an airplane taking off.


Stephen N. said
232 days ago
My transmission was replaced when the car had aprox 98000 miles. The car now has 148,000 miles on it. The new rebuilt one experienced overheating problems which took numerous visits to dealers to fix. The problem was the magatronic unit. Now the cars cruise control will not work correctly. The engine will rev to over 4000 rpm when you encounter a hill with no increase in speed. This only started after the rebuilt transmission was installed. I also had a spark plug blow out of the cylinder head.


James L. said
232 days ago
We purchased a new 2005 Freestyle in 2005,the car has been great- we loved how it handled and marveled at how quiet it was in comparison to our 2001 Taurus - we would ride for miles without feeling a need to play the radio to mask the road and wind noise we had heard in all previous cars. well now we have 108 k miles on the car and it has just now started a low level"helicopter noise" in park and neutral. i called my mechanic and scheduled an appointment , and while waiting i started researching . My wife and were planning to keep this "Ideal" car for a very long time as it filled every need we had from around town to traveling half way across the country to be with a critically ill family member. now my research indicates a $7000 transmission replacement, loss of trade-in value and future transmission failure. We would like to be advised of the procedures for joining this action .


Sandra F. said
232 days ago
I purchased 2007 Ford Freestyle used from an individual. It had the noise but was told it was just a loose fan. It is making loud whining noises when in park and reverse. I took it to get the oil changed and the guy told me it was the cvt transmission and I need to check to see if there is any recalls. I found this information on the lawsuit and would like to be a part of the lawsuit.


Frank C. said
231 days ago
I have having the same issues with my Transmission. After driving for forty minutes the wrench light comes on and today it would not accelerate at some points


Thomas D. said
231 days ago
My 2006 Freestyle CVT differential exploded while driving aroung 40 mph the other day. The dealer said it would cost $6500 to replaced. I had to go out and purchase another car.


James L. said
231 days ago
In addition to what I have previously said , I would like to add~~ the ford parts website list a manufactured cvt at $4900 while a 2008 and newer 6 speed for the Taurus X list for $2900 !!


Greg R. said
231 days ago
My 2005 Freestyle has been in the transmission shop for over 90 days now. They have replaced the chain, the valve body, looked at replacement transmissions, etc. When they called Ford about repairing it, Ford told them they don't repair these, just replace them.

The transmission shop called yesterday, said it was fixed. They went over everything with a fine tooth comb. It lasted 30 miles before losing traction.


John G. said
230 days ago
Grenaded two transmissions in a 2006. We used to be a good family but that's the last blue oval I'll ever buy. Thanks for standing behind your product Ford.


William F. said
229 days ago
I have a 2005 Ford 500 with the CVT. I have recently experienced a situation where the CHECK ENGINE and CHECK TRANSMISSION lights come on. I shut off the engine and restart and most time the lights stay off. This seems to happen most often when the engine starts cold. Once I couldn't shift into a gear when the lights were on.

I'm scheduled for a dealer evaluation soon. A new transmission is quoted by the dealer at $6,000.

Can I be added to the class? The car has 7.,4000 miles on it


marquyia D. said
229 days ago
I to have tranmisson issues like most of them. Check engine light on, abs and brake light on lose of power to the engine . 2005 ford freestyle


Theresa M. said
228 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford Freestyle with a dead transmission. Told it will be at least $5,000 to repair. What is happening with the action against Ford? Has afford responded?


Ann B. said
225 days ago
2005 Ford Freestyle, traction control/wrench/engine light all come on, car runs ruff and will not start after turning car off. Runs fine after sitting a day or two and mechanics could not diagnose due to the car showing no symptoms and sent me home without a fix. Have had it towed 2 times and now am told I have to have mechatronic unit replaced, $2000 for that. I am going to look up Ford corporation and asked them direct what is going on with this situation.


Micah R. said
225 days ago
2006 Ford 500. started wining, now a chug sound when in park or drive. Goes away when in drive wihth the foot on the brake.


Lacy W. said
225 days ago
2007 ford 500. Less than 100k miles, suddenly would not go out of first gear and reverse was sticking. Took it to the dealership that sold it to us. After $75 to even look at it, transmission is done. Our only options used or new. There is no rebuilding to them or core credit. I want in on this lawsuit. Ford is knowingly and willingly putting unsafe and faulty equipment on the road. Ford knew the CVT transmission was garbage and fully expected to make money selling after market on these, so they did it anyway. I hope this law firm nails them hard everyone here should either be reimbursed their expenses or provided with a new transmission should that one fail too. This should cover the next 10 years of ownership when they only place these will go is the junk yard.


Doug B. said
225 days ago
My wife also has a 2005 Ford Freestyle and we are experiencing lurching and odd behavior in the transmission. I almost hit my pedestrian when my foot was on the brake and the car started to rev up to @2500 while in gear. I would have definitely hurt the pedestrian if I did not shut off my car.


Doug B. said
225 days ago
My wife also has a 2005 Ford Freestyle and we are experiencing lurching and odd behavior in the transmission. I almost hit my pedestrian when my foot was on the brake and the car started to rev up to @2500 while in gear. I would have definitely hurt the pedestrian if I did not shut off my car.


Andrea T. said
224 days ago
We have a 2005 Ford Freestyle with 114,000 miles on it. The input shaft has wear on it which is causing the car to make the "helicopter noise" when in park and neutral. Our mechanic has told us that this model of CVT is known to have this problem. He recommendeds a new transmission to the tune of $5,000. I sure hope we can get some compensation for this issue!!


Andrea T. said
224 days ago
We have a 2005 Ford Freestyle with 114,000 miles on it. The input shaft has wear on it which is causing the car to make the "helicopter noise" when in park and neutral. Our mechanic has told us that this model of CVT is known to have this problem. He recommendeds a new transmission to the tune of $5,000. I sure hope we can get some compensation for this issue!!


Samantha C. said
224 days ago
We have a 2006 ford freestyle with 180,000 miles on it. The impact shaft is causing the car to make helicopter noise when in park and neutral. Our mechanic said we need a new transmission ....we need help!!!


Rose W. said
224 days ago
This exactly what is happening with GM. Ford should act
"General Motors Co.'s (GM) recall of 1.6 million vehicles could prove to be one of the most costly in automotive history. The company not only faces fines. The legal liability triggered by what could be thousands of personal injury lawsuits may be just as damaging to the reputation of GM's important brands, which almost certainly will erode sales.

At the heart of the injury to GM is the accusation that some of its employees knew about an ignition switch fault as early as 2004."




Delores N. said
224 days ago
Same problems.....I want to be added


Michelle A. said
223 days ago
My Ford freestyle 2007 has been having transmission issues since we bought it brand new. It has been in the service department several times. Now right at 100,00 I am being told I need a new transmission repairs cost they are saying is 6300. No shop has wanted to touch my car. The said the Cvc transmission is nothing but issues. I am lost I don't know what to do.


Dave G. said
223 days ago
Still waiting to hear back about becoming a party to the lawsuit. I don't believe that Ford should be off the hook for coming up with a fix to all of our problems just because we aren't the original owner of the vehicle. If you make a product and you know it has problems and you continue to make it you should be liable to fix or replace the problems. I hope someone will contact me about joining the lawsuit.


Marie L. said
222 days ago
yes I am having the same issue with my ford 2007 freestyle limited awd. I had it for over a year. first was the lunging then THE WRENCH LIGHT COMING ON AS I PICK UP SPEED GOING ON THE FREEWAY. NOW ITS WHINING LOUD I TOOK IT TO A MECHANIC TO TELL ME THAT I WILL HAVE TO PAY $3000.00 FOR A NEW TRANSMISSION. I STILL HAVE THIS PROBLEM NOW.


Kimberly M. said
222 days ago
I have a 2006 Ford Freestyle 80,000 Highway Miles. My truck surges forward and now I am experiencing the EXACT SAME problems as everyone before me. The truck has delays in acceleration and wont move. I would like to join this lawsuit, this is clearly a design flaw.


Kimberly M. said
222 days ago
I have a 2006 Ford Freestyle 80,000 Highway Miles. My truck surges forward and now I am experiencing the EXACT SAME problems as everyone before me. The truck has delays in acceleration and wont move. I would like to join this lawsuit, this is clearly a design flaw.


Maury L. said
221 days ago
We have a 2006 ford freestyle with 145,000 miles on it. The impact shaft was causing the car to make helicopter noise when in park and neutral. Our mechanic said we need a new transmission . Now it does not go in reverse
and Ford knows the problem.


Jodi K. said
218 days ago
I purchased a 2007 ford freestyle and 2 days later my check engine light went on and a wrench light. Ive taken it to 3 places and they cannot diagnos the proble.


Veronica F. said
218 days ago
I own a 2007 Freestyle. The transmission is failing. I am a single mom who can't afford to replace the transmission, can't afford to buy another car and need to get to work, I live in a rural area, no public transportantion. Ford, please, do you realize the impact these problems have to car owners? Please include me in the lawsuit.


Kenneth C. said
218 days ago
Bought a used 2007 Freestyle with just over 100,000 miles on it in January of 2014. Never made it home from the dealership before I got the "Wrench / Traction Control" lights. Lost all throttle control on the Interstate at 75 mph. Stop and restart the car and it goes away for a short period of time before happening again. Been to three different dealerships since and none can diagnose the problem other than to say I should replace the transmission. I've made two payments on a car I can't even drive. Add my name to the list of very ticked off Ford customers.......


Susan D. said
217 days ago
Bought a 2007 Ford Freestyle brand new off the lot. It is surged for the last 3 years. Never missed a service on it at the Ford dealership. At 120,000 miles the transmission is out and would cost over $6000.00 to repair.


Daniel L. said
216 days ago
Bought my 2006 from a ford dealer in 2006 it was being used by the service department head and had been a great car until 2009, when the wrench light would come on, the traction control light would come on and the transmission would go into some kind of neutral. I pulled over, turned the car off and turned it back on again only moments later and all was good. I noticed this happened everytime I put the cruise control on. At the same time there was some surging going on, so I took it on for the recall. It didn't help the cruise control problem, and I just got used to 'restarting' the computer while driving. BTW I don't recommend this. A couple weeks ago the transmission just stopped while driving and now the computer won't restart. I haven't beat this car up and really loved it otherwise. The traction control system saved my life once while driving on black ice, but really ford should have a better 'fix'. The price I just got from a ford dealer is $7100...really ridiculous. In 2003 I spent $1100 for an emergency transmission replacement on my 1999 Caravan. At the time I was on vacation and thought it was highway robbery. Ford is saying the labor cost to remove and replace the transmission is $4000 or more. I can go to my local mechanic and have these put in all day long for less than $1000. It seems as though they are trying to pay for the recall off the backs of people who have already paid for replacement. It's cheaper for me to turn my house into a gas station and my Ford V-10 in to an EPA Certified CNG vehicle. The savings on fuel alone will pay for the cost in less than a year. CNG is also HOV approved so my 6mpg ford F350 4wd crewcab can roll down the road w/just me...and no emmissions. Since the computer on the truck died a couple years ago I haven't been able to get it smogged without spending another $3K...screw you ford...looks like it's time for a new Henry (Ford that is).


Daniel L. said
216 days ago
Bought my 2006 from a ford dealer in 2006 it was being used by the service department head and had been a great car until 2009, when the wrench light would come on, the traction control light would come on and the transmission would go into some kind of neutral. I pulled over, turned the car off and turned it back on again only moments later and all was good. I noticed this happened everytime I put the cruise control on. At the same time there was some surging going on, so I took it on for the recall. It didn't help the cruise control problem, and I just got used to 'restarting' the computer while driving. BTW I don't recommend this. A couple weeks ago the transmission just stopped while driving and now the computer won't restart. I haven't beat this car up and really loved it otherwise. The traction control system saved my life once while driving on black ice, but really ford should have a better 'fix'. The price I just got from a ford dealer is $7100...really ridiculous. In 2003 I spent $1100 for an emergency transmission replacement on my 1999 Caravan. At the time I was on vacation and thought it was highway robbery. Ford is saying the labor cost to remove and replace the transmission is $4000 or more. I can go to my local mechanic and have these put in all day long for less than $1000. It seems as though they are trying to pay for the recall off the backs of people who have already paid for replacement. It's cheaper for me to turn my house into a gas station and my Ford V-10 in to an EPA Certified CNG vehicle. The savings on fuel alone will pay for the cost in less than a year. CNG is also HOV approved so my 6mpg ford F350 4wd crewcab can roll down the road w/just me...and no emmissions. Since the computer on the truck died a couple years ago I haven't been able to get it smogged without spending another $3K...screw you ford...looks like it's time for a new Henry (Ford that is).


Richard L. said
209 days ago
Wow! Just when I thought I was alone in this- I find out that I have a lot of people in the same boat (or car) that I am. Same story 2007 Freestyle, 91,000 miles- needs new transmission. I have been to two different Shops in town and the both told me the same thing. $3500 for a used transmission and then I should get sell the car before I have to buy another transmission. This is truly sad!!! I do not want to give someone else my crappy car that is going to have problems in just a few thousand miles. I know that my trust in Ford (which this is my third Ford car/truck that I have owed) is gone!!! I did call my local dealer, the one who sold me the car, and I told them. They get 3-4 calls per day about this same issue. At 3 calls per day, times 6 days in the working week time 52 weeks a year- if my math i s right- that is just shy of 400 customers that our local small Ford dealership will lose this year. I want in and want Ford to know that there product sucks!!!! Further more, we have 4 children who are all very active and we have to have something that can haul kids everywhere. From reading some of these things, now I am concerned for their safety. Ford better get a grip and fix this problem.


herbert e. said
207 days ago
Hello

The transmissiom went out in my 2005 Ford Freestar,while my wife and I were on a hiway.Not only did I have to pay the towing bill,I it cost me $3,900 to have it rebuilt.Less than 2years its gone again!!!Not only that but we had many electrical issues with it i.e. Headlights go out ,dash lights go out dvd player goes out,several indicator lights go off and on,not to mention we cannot keep hi-beam lights on,they only last a few days before burning out. Took vehicle to our local Ford dealer and sat in there waiting room for 4 hours and then they tell me they cannot find the problem and wanted me to pay $275 for repairs.I told this is going to happen,so they still charged me $75 to sit there for 4 hours for nothing????Did some searching on my own and found out there was a RECALL on this model for a faulty PCM ( Power control module ) seems somehow they get water inside the unit which shorts it out causing ALL kinds of electrical problems!!! Hope this info. helps someone.P.S DON'T BUY A FORD FREESTAR !!!


Jennifer M. said
207 days ago
I also have a 2006 Fod Freestyle in which the transmission has gone out. The cost of repairs $5000.00. I would love to have my car fixed considering the vehicle was maintained efficiently in the past. I was considering purchasing a transmission and puting it in the vehicle but what are my chances of that transmission going out as well. Please add me to the lawsuit.... Thanks


Mary R. said
207 days ago
Nothing but Problems!! Transmission, surging, electrical, powersteering, . . you name it, What a lemon!!


Jeff P. said
207 days ago
I have a 2006 ford 500 with 144,000 miles I get this loud noise under the hood while in park or neutral now when I go into reverse or drive the noise stops also sometimes we get a burning smell this also may fall under this suit


Valerie W. said
206 days ago
I bought my 2005 Ford Freestyle Limited from a "dealer" last October. Within 2 hours of driving it, the check engine light came on. It then went off by the time I got it to my mechanic, so they did not check for codes. The light never came back on again, even when the car completely lost power. I've put $3685 into the car since October 31st, 2013 and I've only been able to drive it about a month total. It was literally in the shop every other day for 2 weeks straight this month. Then, the day after I got it back AGAIN, the wrench light came on and the vehicle said "service transmission soon" and I had just had a routine transmission service done! Well, I found out after bringing the vehicle to the dealership and a transmission shop that it needs a new transmission, and it cannot be rebuilt. The quote from the dealership was about $6500- more than the car is even worth, and I still owe $4600 on it! Also, it was noted in the carfax that the transmission has already been replaced once in 2006 (and I wouldn't be surprised if it's been replaced since then too)!! It's an AWD with about 142,000 miles on it, and I've done EVERYTHING possible to take care of it and its problems since I bought it. Now I am out $5321 for the car loan and $3685 in repairs and maintenance, not to mention another $6500 if I can ever afford to even get it fixed! That's over $15,000 for a 2005 Ford!! I want to be a part of the class action!


Dustin S. said
205 days ago
My wife has a ford freestyle a 2005 awd. We are starting to see accelleration problems and it lurches once and a while that is the only problems weve had with it so far but they are dangeroys and costly. And aparently we r not the only ones expetiencing them. Uf ford has had this many complaints snd issuss they should do sonething about it..


virginia i. said
205 days ago
Same issuea as law suit


Vickie L. said
205 days ago
Same issues, nobody will repair the transmission bc they can't warranty it. I got this vehicle for my daughter who is a single Mom of 3, Ford is being ridiculous for not taking care of the problem! Please include me in this lawsuit.


Ann B. said
205 days ago
My story is form 20 days ago on this sight. Here is the number to Ford corporation 1-800-392-3673. Everyone needs to call in with their complaints and demand a supervisor. As they said, the more people who call they just "might" do something about it. I got nowhere talking to a supervisor that told me there would not be any financial help even for a rental. I need the mechatronic unit replace and told 8-10 days by the ford service center. Supervisor from corp. said she would put a rush on the part and gave me a case number. Waited a while, then called corp. back to talk to another rep which informed me the release date for the part is now April 12. Ford corp would not let me speak to another supervior since I already have. Service manager at the ford dealership does not even have a release date. Spread the word and call corporate because this is ridiculous how ford is treating everyone.


Bruce W. said
205 days ago
We have a 2006 Freestyle with the same problems as above with transmission. I feels like it is not shifting or just taking a long time to shift.
Engine light is on. I guess there has to be a horrible accident that is on the national news before Ford will do anything.


Bruce W. said
205 days ago


Janice S. said
204 days ago
I have a Ford Freestyle 2006, I bought it used in 2007. I paid it off last fall and have had problems with it every since. I am having the same issues as everyone else only my car sits in my garage because I can only put it in drive and reserve. When I do put it in gear it sounds like the transmission is going to fall out of my car!!! I brought my car in last winter for the throttle body recall but come to find out last weekend Barille Ford did not change or fix ANYTHING!!! I called them last week out of frustration and was told I need a new Transmission for $4500. All the info I have read they do not even make a CVT for this model vehicle. I am a single mom with 3 children and I have a vehicle that is paid off sitting in my garage that is worthless to me. I had to borrow a friends car to get around......but this will not last long. I am BEYOND frustrated with FORD and what they have willing done to us. I would love to be on board with this class action lawsuit. I cannot afford a new vehicle!!! or even a used one.....thanks again Ford.


Kathy P. said
204 days ago
I have a 2005 Mercury Montego. When winter first started the car would sometimes not want to start. New battery replaced before winter, then it would start and be fine. Then it started acting up, you could start it and then it dies as soon as you put the car into D or R. It did this a few times and I took it to a mechanic that has always worked on my cars. He could not find anything wrong with it, he stated that it must be a sensor so I needed to take it to another mechanic. I have been told it was the Throttle Body Sensor unit which is $1000 from Auto Zone(not to mention labor). The car has sat for 4 months and I still owe $3000 on it. So I have very expensive yard art as I pay the payment, insurance and tags on a car I absolutely loved but can not drive. I would also like to be added to the law suit.


Jared S. said
202 days ago
I just took my 2006 Ford Freestyle to a certified mechanic for an oil change, 95k check up and to diagnose a slight knocking sound as well as a lurching issue going from both forward and reverse. That turned into $1600 repair and we still have the knocking sound and lurching movements. I was told that it was probably the transmission but they didn't know until they tore it apart. I declined and took it to a Ford dealership and they told me the same thing. (It was the transmission, but they could not say 100% for sure that's what was causing the noise until they took the transmission apart.) They wanted another $1,600 - $2,800 to repair it when they didn't even know 100% what was causing the issue. I still have a loan out on this vehicle and can not afford the repairs and I am nervous from the previous posts that if I do get it fixed there is no guarantee it won't happen again. Please add me to the class action law suit because I am completely out of options.


ANTHONY P. said
201 days ago
I have a 2005 ford freestyle with these exact same problems. please contact me if I can join this class action suit.


Jessica A. said
201 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford Freestyle. Just bought it used from a Ford dealership. I asked them about the CVT transmission when buying it since I was unfamiliar with this type of transmission and they assured me it was fine. Now six months later the Freestyle transmission went out and I am having to dish out $2,500 to the dealership. When I purchased the vehicle I specifically asked if there were bulletins or any issues with the car, Car Fax, bulletins or anything else. Now the dealership informs me there is a bulletin and guess what? Pay us $2,500 or your $10,000 car is useless. I still have a loan on this car so I am going to the bank today to see if I can get a personal loan for the money to have a vehicle so I can continue to commute to work. So disappointed, Ford. These vehicles should definitely not be resold by Ford dealerships if there is a known issue with these vehicles and their transmissions. If a consumer requests information and it is not provided that is definitely a bait and switch tactic and poor business ethics. I will never buy a Ford vehicle again and will definitely never use a Ford dealership again.


Matt R. said
201 days ago
I have a 2005 Freestyle. Bought it from a pre-owned dealer in 2013 and found out 32 days later it needed a new transmission. My wife and I were finally able to afford a vehicle big enough for our family of 5 and we were sent right back to square 1 due to dishonesty on the part of the dealer, and negligence on behalf of Ford. Ford should be ashamed of themselves. I would love to know if I can participate in this class action suit.


Bert L. said
200 days ago
I have a 2007 ford freestyle just purchased wholesale from a ford Lincoln dealer that knew there was a transmission issue when he sent it to auction and sent it to auction anyway
put the cruise control on and trans stopped working after 3 miles


Kimberlee w. said
198 days ago
I'm having the same issue 2007 freestyle had it 1 month and transmission went in it. Started making a bunch of weird grinding then dropped down to 1st gear and wouldn't go over 30mph almost cause a bad accident with me and my 3 kids.I would like to join the class action


Joe C. said
197 days ago
l have a 2005 freestyle same knocking sound, went to 3 transmission shops all said we don't work on those. Dealer wants 3500 to repair.


Jon W. said
196 days ago
I am having the same problem on mine. Getting a tapping noise in the last month. I've got 120000 on my 2006 freestyle. Very disappointed.


Ann B. said
196 days ago
Here is the number to Ford corporation 1-800-392-3673. Everyone needs to call in with their complaints and demand a supervisor. As they said, the more people who call they just "might" do something about it.


Jon W. said
196 days ago
Jst called in and won't help asoall.They have no information on the problem.


stephanie m. said
195 days ago
I have a 2005 Freestyle, the shifter was a little hard to push over into park today and after getting back in the car and starting it back up it won't shift out of park at all. This is the second time, last time the car wouldn't crank at all and they said it was a because of a faulty GPS tracking system previously on the car that wasn't wired right. This time it will crank but nothing else. Any help is greatly appreciated!


Steven O. said
194 days ago
I have a 2005 Mercury Monetgo and recently it seems that the transmission doesn't want to change into overdrive. I am assuming that this is part of the class action, which I still have not received any notification or information on.


James W. said
193 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford Freestyle. Same problem with the cvt transmission. Is there anything that can be done when this many people have the same problem.


vaul d. said
193 days ago
I have a 2005 ford freestyle and the wrench light came on and the check engine light came on, message say check transmission. I don't know what to do. Is there anything I can do.


Jeanne M. said
192 days ago
We have a 2006 Ford Freestyle and have had numerous issues. Our daughter drives it and I don't won't her driving it anymore I fear for her life in this car. How do we get involved in this lawsuit?


Betsy A. said
192 days ago
I havew a 2005 Mercury Montego. The transmission has failed with less that 45,000 miles on the car. It cost me $4000.00 to get it repaired. Who has to have transmission work on a car before 50,000 miles!!!? Even the mechanics couldn't believe it. They sent to you.


Betsy A. said
192 days ago


Betsy A. said
192 days ago
how can I get involved in this lawsuit?


chris w. said
191 days ago
i have a 06 mercury montego premier awd with the cvt and have not had any problems with transmission. all service intervals for servicing of transmission have been done. i did one at 55k and will do another at 110k. one of the best cars i have owned.


chris h. said
191 days ago
I have a 2005 ford 500 that the transmission just went out in it! I would like to see if i could get ford to pay for another transmission


Farozie F. said
190 days ago
I have 2005 Ford Freestyle Went Through Trans


Ann B. said
190 days ago
Here is the number to Ford corporation 1-800-392-3673. 6 days ago Jon W. commented he called and they knew nothing of this issue. My service guy at Ford admitted they know and with the mechatronic unit I need replaced inside my trans, $2,000.00, won't be released till mid April, and I asked how many people need this part "ALOT" is what I was told. Been out of a car for 6 weeks now and I do not know where I am in line for this part. If there is a class action against Ford don't you think they know about it. They know this part is on back order and they just want to play dumb. I called and was very head strong and mentioned the class action suit to them. I will not give up this fight so as I said everyone needs to call and complain about the issue and maybe this will help everyone. I just feel bad for the people who are spending $4-6 grand because of this.


Mary R. said
188 days ago
The transmission in my 2006 Freestyle Limited went out last week - I was driving home from the airport in the middle of the night and all of a sudden all the warning lights came on, the rpm's went way up and the car lost power (including the power steering). I was in the center lane of a 3 lane highway, going around 60 miles an hour when the failure occurred. I barely made it off the side of the road. No warning and only 129,000 miles - I WILL NEVER buy a FORD again. My extended warranty expired 6 months ago, now it looks like my car will be going to the wrecking yard. I bought the car with 24,000 miles for just under $20k, now it’s worth $850. I would very much like to join the lawsuit!
Other issues – lunging in reverse and when removing foot from break in parking lot, loud engine noise when car is in park (sounds like a helicopter), broken upper motor mount.


Mary R. said
188 days ago
05 Freestyle have lunging issue when weather hot and ac on. Transmission issue relates to noise, not accelerating when overtaking on highway or going up steep hills: engine light flashes and revs climb sky high with no drive-train response. Won't go over 80kmp on highway unless nursed up to 100kpm with the +cruise button. Not safe when overtaking or climbing hills. Seems like CVT transmission and electronics are the problem. Test drove another same-age freestyle which was diagnosed as having input shaft issue. Drive train was responsive in that one as opposed to mine which I have been nursing like a lame duck because of the expense of repairing the CVT. A solution might be for Ford to retrofit the new transmission they replaced their shambolic CVT with in later models. Myfordfreestyle.com is full of useful insights into this car and its many problems. It is clear from this and other freestyle forums that people badly affected by the CVT issues will never drive another ford, after several dedicated attempts at loyalty. Unrequited loyalty has sounded the death knell for many a big brand name in the past.


Valencia R. said
187 days ago
Val R. I am having the same issue with my 2005 ford freestyle. Would like to
take part.


Susan F. said
186 days ago
Last night the transmission failed on my 2005 Freestar. I was driving slowly on a residential street and it suddenly acted as if it slipped in to neutral and it now has no forward motion. Luckily I as able to coast it to the side and get off the street. I can't imagine how serious this might have been if it happened at highway speeds. The repair is far more than the vehicle is worth.


Paul H. said
185 days ago
Having similar issues. Mechanic replaced the throttle body last year and Ford reimbursed, but the issue persists. Dies in the middle of traffic or when the car is backed up and then put into drive. This has happened several times in dangerous situations.


Rich D. said
183 days ago
My 2006 Mercury Montego has a few Mfr's defects with under 100,000 miles. The module for my AWD failed and was quoted $1900 for repair, the aluminum hood is corroding at the leading edge, the brake drums are rusting prematurely, and the driver side window goes down when you press the up button. Any help for all of this abuse?


Jeff R. said
183 days ago
Just purchased 2006 Ford 500 for my son. We drove it less than 300 miles before we started having significant transmission issues similar to those stated in other previous posts. We took the car to our local Ford dealer. The man I talked with was very friendly as he stated it would cost 2600.00 to inspect with no guarantee of being able to repair the transmission, or $6300.00 to replace the transmission. The car might be worth $3500.00 if we put the new transmission in. I don't know what to do. We do not have the money to fix it, and not sure I would want to even if we did. Please let me know what I need to do to get involved in this class action law suite.


Bradley N. said
182 days ago
I'm having the similar issue with my 2007 Mercury Montego. Whining noise when engine is idling. Noise in drive train when driving. Especially, when driving around 45 - 50 mph. Received estimate of approximately $6,700 to replace transmission.


rebecca s. said
181 days ago
I have a 2006 ford 500 and am also experiencing issues with what seems to be the tranny. It shifts extremely hard like a jerking motion. I had my newborn granddaughter in the vehicle once while driving down the highway and almost got rear ended because my vehicle had stalled.. very dangerous issue that needs to be recalled. I was told it would cost over $4500 to fix the tranny in my car. I started having issues a day after I purchases the vehicle used and of course was told there wasn't a warranty for the tranny. Just my luck!!!


Dawn R. said
181 days ago
Owned 2006 Ford 500 with cvt. Total transmission replacement was necessary at 70,000 mi. Please instruct me as to how I can join this suit.
Thanks.


David E. said
180 days ago
2006 Freestyle with CVT. 73,500 miles. Not looking forward to transmission issues!


Paul B. said
179 days ago
I own a 2006 mercury montego, I also have had problems with the transmission clunking to down shift, sometimes it lurches forward when coming to a stop and I have to press the brake very fimrly to make sure I stop completely. Also cannot accelerate b/c the transimssion will lose the gear and clunk and jerk. I want to be included in this class action law suite. Ford needs to do something to fix this problem.


Julie C. said
178 days ago
We purchased a ford 500 brand new in 2005 from a ford dealer. The sales man was so nice to tell us about the new transmission that changed gears so smoothly. It was great in the beginning. Then the surges started. Next came the loss of power. Always on the expressway in traffic. Always leading to pulling over to restart the car. Sometimes sitting there a few minutes. Always including a lot of frustration. My husband used this as his work car. He drove pretty much all day. Until it became so much of a nuisance that I started to drve it. 17 miles each trip. Always interesting... will I make it into the parking garage ok? Will I have to restart the car several times to get off the first floor? The last day the car was driven I almost didn't make it home. I sat at the red light waiting for my turn just hoping to make it the last mile home. It completely lost all power as I pulled through the light in the middle of the intersection. I was nearly roadkill! I have not been behind the wheel since. It's sad. We have a $30,000 yard ornament. And my little Toyota corolla had 218k miles after 14 years with zero problems. The next car we bough was a nissan. Won't ever by another ford.... wouldn't even take one for free.


Jason S. said
176 days ago
Have a 2005 with 150000 on it and have had it in and out of the shop regularly. I had the "Lunging" issues and everything on the car is "special" or in other wards "expensive". $800 water pump that nobody would touch except Ford. Very poor gas mileage and my AWD sucks and doesn't even work. Now the tranny makes a humming sound while driving. $600 to open it up and $1600 to possibly repair it but if certain things are bad...then... $7000. The car is worth what I owe on it which is below $7000. This car is horrible. Ford is making the consumers pay for their engineering mistake. Sad very sad.


Charles C. said
175 days ago
I own a 2005 freestyle with AWD. My transmission went out at 150k miles and I had to spend $5000 at Ford dealer to fix. I want in on the class action suit.


Greg S. said
174 days ago
2006 Freestyle just started knocking from the transmission in park and neutral. This is so frustrating.


Jason F. said
174 days ago
I want in this class action suit as well, I have a 2005 freestyle that the tranny is making a loud helicopter noise and now it is completely out and I have paid to rebuild the transmission twice and it still needs a new one and it is out again after 3 months of ownership WOW!! please help!!


Jason F. said
174 days ago
I want in this class action suit as well, I have a 2005 freestyle that the tranny is making a loud helicopter noise and now it is completely out and I have paid to rebuild the transmission twice and it still needs a new one and it is out again after 3 months of ownership WOW!! please help!!


Bill P. said
171 days ago
I just bought a 2007 Freestyle with a CVT and 122000 miles. It has the whining noise in park and neutral, seems to be working ok for now. I knew about the CVT issues when we bought it and bargained the price of the vehicle based on that. We are hoping that there won't be any issues. I would like more info on the lawsuit just in case we end up buying a new/used transmission.


said
170 days ago
Same ole story. I have a 2005 Freestyle that has the same CVT issues and noise. I have an extended warranty that will cover the repairs up to $2,000, if I could even get it fixed. Everyone I talk to says that you can't find the parts needed to fix this. I bought this car used, and within less than 1,000 miles, the problems started. Now I have a car that could totally die at any time, and I still owe money on it. This is crap!


Sarah S. said
167 days ago
I bought my 2006 in in Dec of 2008 and have had virtually no problems until the last 6 months with the loud whining noise. I do not have the money to fix it.


Sarah S. said
167 days ago
I bought my 2006 in in Dec of 2008 and have had virtually no problems until the last 6 months with the loud whining noise. I do not have the money to fix it.


charles c. said
167 days ago
I have a 2005 Ford Freestyle. Transmission in shot! I would like to be part of this lawsuit.


Thomas C. said
166 days ago
I bought a 2005 ford freestyle less than a year ago, not knowing about the transmission problems that came with it, I owned it for a 3 month then had to go to take it to the dealer and have a refurbished transmission put in it cost $5,400 just for a used one


Stephen N. said
166 days ago
I have a 2005 Ford Fresstyle, and the transmission was replaced at aprox 98,000 miles. The new one is a rebuilt one and has also had problems and I now have 145,000 miles on the car


Adam M. said
166 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford Freestyle and my wife and i are down to one car for us and our two sons. The Freestyle is at a repair shop as I am typing this now for the transmission to be replaced with a used one. I hope and pray that i will get some miles out of this one before i have this problem again. I would not sell this car to anyone without telling them about the Ford cvt tranmission. So I am stuck with a Ford ( Lemon )!! When this problem occurs again I will improvise by replacing perhaps both the Ford engine and transmission with a GMC engine and transmission.


Adam M. said
165 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford Freestyle and my wife and i are down to one car for us and our two sons. The Freestyle is at a repair shop as I am typing this now for the transmission to be replaced with a used one. I hope and pray that i will get some miles out of this one before i have this problem again. I would not sell this car to anyone without telling them about the Ford cvt tranmission. So I am stuck with a Ford ( Lemon )!! When this problem occurs again I will improvise by replacing perhaps both the Ford engine and transmission with a GMC engine and transmission.


said
164 days ago
2007mercury montego purchased the end of Dec.2013 with 50,184 miles,4 months later ,transmissions seized,replacement will cost $4,600 .......2006 ford 500,purchased the end JANUARY 2014 with 72,227 miles,4 months later,transmission seized costing me $4000 to replace....even though i purchased insurance on both vehicles since i own a transporation business, there was no coverage allowed to cover either car,creating a financial crush to our life & business losses.I BELIEVE i qualify to be part of this class action suit.


Jerry h. said
163 days ago
Our 2006 freestyle has the transmission problem as well. I will be driving and then it will shift down to the low gear. RPMs will shoot up out of no where and the wrench light comes on. Ford needs to do something to fix this problem.


Brandi C. said
162 days ago
I have a 2005 Mercury Montego my transmission shifts out of gears on its own. When this happens my rpms goes to 4 my car gets stuck in gear it jumps forward really hard. I took it to the shop they said i need a new vavle body which is 1800. I been looking online and there is alot of people with the same car and the same problem im calling ford to file a complaint


Brandi C. said
162 days ago
I have a 2005 Mercury Montego my transmission shifts out of gears on its own. When this happens my rpms goes to 4 my car gets stuck in gear it jumps forward really hard. I took it to the shop they said i need a new vavle body which is 1800. I been looking online and there is alot of people with the same car and the same problem im calling ford to file a complaint


Edward R. said
160 days ago
I purchased new a 2006 Freestyle Limited w/ CVT. The transmission had to be replaced at 65k miles - $3,500. I've also had to deal with the failure of the engine mount & compressor. This is the worst car I've ever owned, but what makes it worse is that Ford knows it's flawed yet doesn't care about their customer.


David S. said
157 days ago
I purchased a 2005 Ford Five Hundred recently, shy of 90000 mi, drove on the Interstate today and after about an hour engine rpms increase and its like the transmission slips with no transfer of power, and we get a terrible grinding noise. This is a terrible, life threatening problem when in traffic. Ford definately should recall this, as people are just passing this danger off instead of getting it fixed due to the cost. How do I join this suit??


Jessica L. said
157 days ago
Jessic1aI would like to go after the people and make sure that I get what's coming to me are transmission went out on our van a little after 100000 miles we pay the mechanic to fix it and they said it was fixed at the car dealership and then we got home the transmission wouldn't go on us know more after about a month and a half and it wouldn't even drive at first we thought of the engine because everything not in it and we was looking to replace the engine which wasn't bad 690 but then we found out it was the transmission was 120 110 Street used transmission with I'm just want to know what I can do about getting those people and taking care of them because its not right that other people are taking advantage of him losing thousands of dollars90 250,000 miles on it


Shenaee M. said
156 days ago
I was not told about the trans prob in my 2007 ford 500 when I bought it used 18 months ago for 10000 and now the transmission is blown and it will cost over 6000 to replace it cause it cannot be fixed overhauled nothing and it started j erk in and stopped moving in middle of me driving on highway... Super dangerous me and my passenger could have died.


Damien P. said
155 days ago
I am leaseing a 2005 mercury montego, about a month ago it started to jerk violently while I was on the highway an my acceleration is terrible when going up a hill. Very dangerous for all drivers.


Kelly C. said
154 days ago
I have had my 2006 Freestyle for a year now. The mileage is only 94,000 miles. The car was getting louder and louder and the other day it lunged forward while driving and the noise changed. Was told it is the transmission. Price is still not known because we have to pay $1000 to rip it apart first to see what is the issue. Was told anywhere from $2500 to $5000 to fix. How can I get involved in the lawsuit?


John F. said
154 days ago
I own a 2005 Freestyle with all the same problems with my transmission!! Please include me with the lawsuit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


said
153 days ago
Own a 06 five hundred driving down highway and went to pass someone at 60 rpms hit 4500 and car took a nose dive let off throttle and tried again hit 4500 rpms again and car does another nose dive count us in on this


Jennifer G. said
153 days ago
Same issues with my 2005 Five Hundred. Include me also


Bruce H. said
153 days ago
I own an 2005 Mercury Montego, same problem. Accelerate there is a loud noise and it hesitates.


James H. said
152 days ago
I own a 2005 Ford 500 with the CVT transmission. It is making the loud humming that comes right before the transmission failure. I am afraid to drive it anymore. Ford has known about this issue for a long time. The repair is so expensive, that it essentially totals the car, as the repair cost is higher than the cars value. What a Rip Off!


James H. said
152 days ago
I own a 2005 Ford 500 with the CVT transmission. It is making the loud humming that comes right before the transmission failure. I am afraid to drive it anymore. Ford has known about this issue for a long time. The repair is so expensive, that it essentially totals the car, as the repair cost is higher than the cars value. What a Rip Off!


Tonya B. said
152 days ago
2005 Ford freestyle 146000 miles. Just replaced water pump and had transfer flushed. Car still making horrible whirling/helicopter noise. Shop says I need a new transmission . He is working up new quote. Love the car except all the repairs. Still paying on the car and have young children. Cannot afford for the vehicle to continuously have such high repair bills. In the past year I have put in over 2k for front end repairs.


Tonya B. said
152 days ago
2005 Ford freestyle 146000 miles. Just replaced water pump and had transfer flushed. Car still making horrible whirling/helicopter noise. Shop says I need a new transmission . He is working up new quote. Love the car except all the repairs. Still paying on the car and have young children. Cannot afford for the vehicle to continuously have such high repair bills. In the past year I have put in over 2k for front end repairs.


Tonya B. said
152 days ago
2005 Ford freestyle 146000 miles. Just replaced water pump and had transfer flushed. Car still making horrible whirling/helicopter noise. Shop says I need a new transmission . He is working up new quote. Love the car except all the repairs. Still paying on the car and have young children. Cannot afford for the vehicle to continuously have such high repair bills. In the past year I have put in over 2k for front end repairs.


Susan M. said
152 days ago
Have had my 2006 Freestyle for 6 months. alreay having problems with wrench light on. transmission surging and slipping and shifting weird . Local mechanic wouldnt even touch it for cvt fluid change , Took it to a dealership and they turned off the wrech light which was a transmission code. but they did not want to change the fluid or filter or touch it all all, I was told if the transmission goes, It cant be fixed it has to be replaced .. Today I had to break and swerve fast then reacclerate. the wrench instantly came on and it stopped shifting and was whining horriliby. I just limped home at 40 mph and park it, Have a big decesion to make. Car isnt even paid for.


paul m. said
151 days ago
I am experiencing the same issues as reported above. I would like to be added in this suit. Ford freestyle 2005.


Randall Y. said
150 days ago
I have a 2007 ford freestyle with a failed transmission. I can't get any shop to repair it for any price. Used ones are selling for 3k and they are the same thing. They will fail within months and you have to stare at an engine light the whole time you are driving. Add me to the class action.


Alladean H. said
149 days ago
Please add me to the list. Thanks


CARLTON D. said
149 days ago
I also have a 2005 Freestyle in which the CVT started to whine the went into some sort of a limp mode. The dealer wanted $5000 + to replace the transmission. The coded part in the transmission was replaced and now after approximately 8000 miles the transmission has failed again.


mark and kim b. said
149 days ago
I have a 2005 Ford Freestyle trans has never acted right going up hill and trans just failed in buys traffic for no reason was 1 mile from dealer got the call on memorial day stating they would recommend a transmission change as it was getting hot and failing and cost would be 6600. Now consider we had anticipated having this car for years and it has only highway miles and the trans should not have failed. We would like to be part of this litigation.


Terry C. said
148 days ago
Same type of issues. Whining noise and clunky sound putting into gear. 2006 model


Terry C. said
148 days ago
Same type of issues. Whining noise and clunky sound putting into gear. 2006 model


Derek T. said
147 days ago
Had to trade in my 2007 Freestyle at a greatly reduced value due to noises that started in my transmission. I had heard about the CVT issues and the cost to repair so when my transmission started making the whining noise in Park and Neutral, I knew I needed to get rid of it asap. The Toyota dealer I traded it into heard the noises in the tranny also and offered me what amounted to basically salvage value on the Freestyle since the cost to repair exceed the value of the car. I took a big hit on my equity in the vehicle and ended up having to roll in some negative equity to the new car just to get into a vehicle that was reliable. Had the tranny not been faulty, I would have received much more for the trade in. Ford needs to be held responsible for selling such a crappy car. My Freestyle had only 85K miles on it.


Tom H. said
147 days ago
2005 Freestyle, have had issues with it since purchasing. It would jump forward when we drove slow or were at a stop. Took it into the local Ford and they "fixed" it although it still pulled every once in a while but not as much. A month ago the car lost acceleration and they say it's the Throttle Body and it's going to cost $980 to replace. Also, when we turn the air on there's a clicking noise for about minute.


Marla B. said
146 days ago
Is there a lawsuit for the Five Hundreds as well? I'm having similar issues, FORD knows therea re problems with the Throttle body /TPS but won't pay for the known issue. I just replaced it and the problem still persists Call stalls have to shut off and restart


Eric H. said
146 days ago
same issues on my 2005 freestyle - sudden surging in acceleration when sitting at a stop sign etc. also had rod knock recently which shows up as a common issue when I search that also. Grrrr. Add me please - my wife almost rammed a car in front of her while sitting at a light.


Megan K. said
145 days ago
I have a 2005 Ford Freestar! When I got the van it was fine but after only having it for less than I year I have had more problems with it than any other car u have owned. It is always shutting off on me when I stop at stop lights, not wanting to accelerate, jerking, and not wanting to start towards the end of the day. I have taken to two different places and no one can find anything wrong with. And then I saw this. I rely on my car to transport me and my kids.


Megan K. said
145 days ago
I have a 2005 Ford Freestar! When I got the van it was fine but after only having it for less than I year I have had more problems with it than any other car u have owned. It is always shutting off on me when I stop at stop lights, not wanting to accelerate, jerking, and not wanting to start towards the end of the day. I have taken to two different places and no one can find anything wrong with. And then I saw this. I rely on my car to transport me and my kids.


Antione S. said
144 days ago
I have a 06 ford freestyle that I brought at 45K miles. At 96K miles, I started hearing a loud noise from the engine. The mechanic tried to get someone to rebuild it but they wouldn't touch it because they couldn't guarantee the work. No junk yard within 200 miles has a used one, and ford has a waiting list for 6 months for a new one at 5000. The car now sits in my driveway and I'm still making payments. My first and last time ever buying a Ford.


Antione S. said
144 days ago
I have a 06 ford freestyle that I brought at 45K miles. At 96K miles, I started hearing a loud noise from the engine. The mechanic tried to get someone to rebuild it but they wouldn't touch it because they couldn't guarantee the work. No junk yard within 200 miles has a used one, and ford has a waiting list for 6 months for a new one at 5000. The car now sits in my driveway and I'm still making payments. My first and last time ever buying a Ford.


Brecghan R. said
144 days ago
I bought a 05 ford freestyle about in February of 2013. It had 50K miles on it and less than 10K miles and less than a year later the transmission on it went. I got it replaced but it took almost 3 months and over 6 grand to do so. Not to mention they replaced it and told me it was good, just to have it malfunction less than a block away from the dealership that did the work. They then had to replace that transmission as well.


Lorena G. said
143 days ago
I purchased a 2007 FWD Freestyle SEL in early 2014. The transmission failed a month or so thereafter. My Husband, who's a disable Veteran and I spend over $1700 to repair the CF30 CVT and had to wait over two months for it to get done. We live in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and replacement parts are basically non existence here so all needed parts had to be ordered back thru Mainland USA and even then the Technicians' only warranty was on labor for six months without including the parts. Two weeks later, after picking up the Vehicle from the Shop, the CF30 Control Variable Transmission (CFV) started to fail again with some of the issues mentioned above that sadly plagues this Ford. At this point we simply can't afford anymore repairs, moreover, potential transmission replacement, nor can afford to buy another car and trading the Freestyle for another Vehicle is not a feasible nor a decent option as we believe this to be unethical and unfair for other family to go through this ordeal with this poorly manufactured Ford Motor Co. product. How much longer does Ford Motor Co. needs or it will take for this gigantic worldwide American-made car manufacturer to recognize the impact these problems/issues have caused car owners and their families who trusted this brand?...
Request to officially be included/added to this lawsuit.


Mark G. said
142 days ago
I just bought a used ford freestyle with 62k. at 77k the trany went out at a cost of $6300. I was not warned of defects and I did not purchase an extended warranty.


felipe c. said
141 days ago
i too am having a issue my trans is wanting to jump out of my engine compartments what the heck 2005 ford fivehundred 162000 only city miles


felipe c. said
141 days ago
i too am having a issue my trans is wanting to jump out of my engine compartments what the heck 2005 ford fivehundred 162000 only city miles


Tony J. said
141 days ago
Having trans. issue with the horrible whinning noise while in park/neutral but goes away somewant while in gear, also a bad vibration in the trans. while accelerating up hills.
Having the surging of the motor while putting into gear. This has been kinda a ongoing problem. Vehicle has roughly 136,000 miles.


Pat P. said
141 days ago
I just had to replace the transmission in my 2005 ford freestyle, luckily I had and extended warranty, how ever I still had to pay out of pocket close to 1400 do to it not covering it all and exhausting my warranty coverage, now my extended warranty is no good and it still effective til the end of the year, if Ford would have just fixed this issue I would be able to get the other issue taken care of with the car under my warranty but now I am digging in my pocket again, the surging issue can be fixed by cleaning out the throttle body but nothing can fix the transmission. great car but bad idea on CVT.


Glenn D. said
141 days ago
My 2007 Freestyle stopped moving all together. Helicopter whirling noise got worse and now it is a driveway ornament until I save up enough money to repair it. FORD, I have been faithful for many years, what were you thinking?


William S. said
140 days ago
I previously owned 2 more Fords (1996 Windstar and 2004 Explorer) and each one had a transmission issue around 130k miles. In October 2010, I purchased a 2007 Ford Freestyle which now has 145k miles and this transmission is starting to make a whirling sound. Took it to a transmission shop and they confirmed the CVT is defective and Ford knew about the faulty trans. Nobody fixes the transmission anymore, just replace for $5,000. Thanks again Ford. Probably buy foreign now.


Angela B. said
139 days ago
I have a 2007 Freestyle How do I join the lawsuit?


Laura G. said
138 days ago
I have had nothing but issues with the transmission and engine with my 2006 Ford Freestyle. I have had $6500 worth of work done to this car, and I can't even afford to trade it in because I still owe $5100 and book is $3500. I've poured more money into it than its worth! When there are recalls we should be able to rent a car for free as well.


Laura G. said
138 days ago
I have had nothing but issues with the transmission and engine with my 2006 Ford Freestyle. I have had $6500 worth of work done to this car, and I can't even afford to trade it in because I still owe $5100 and book is $3500. I've poured more money into it than its worth! When there are recalls we should be able to rent a car for free as well.


johnny r. said
138 days ago
freestyle transmission failed only 55k


Elizabeth B. said
137 days ago
I have a 2007 Freestyle also. It has been whinning louder and louder every day. It has lunged forward twice so far..I have a feeling after reading these posts, that I will be in the same boat as you all very soon.... I have always chosen Ford over Chevy...but now I may have to jump over the fence to the Chevy side...My dad would turn over in his grave if he heard me say that...Shame on You Ford! Add me to this Class Action Suit!!!


Vickie F. said
137 days ago
I have a 2007 ford freestyle and having the same problems as all the problems listed I would like to be included in this lawsuit also.


Mark G. said
135 days ago
I own a ford 500 sedan with 120,000 miles. The transmission is a complete failure at this time. It will cost 4,000 to replace it. I understand that Ford knew this CVT transmission was defective. The car would rev up to 4000 rpm and slow down to a low speed. Very dangerous when driving on the freeway.


van w. said
135 days ago
I have Ford Freestyle and the CVT transmission is a total mess. The repairs are more than the book value of the car. It is my understanding that ford released the transmission knowing that it was not designed for the torque. Someone at Ford should help us with repairs.


jeana r. said
135 days ago
having the same problem out over 10,000 and only put 3,000 on the car.
It was of course used at the time and the car dealer put a used one in it, and did not bother to tell us when we baught it.


Michael D. said
133 days ago
My 2006 Ford is just starting to do this. As your driving along I randomly loose power and my RPM's start to rev up like I'm in neutral. The Wrench Light comes on. Only if I pull over and turn the car off and then start it the problem goes away. From what I have read this is just the start of the problem and next time it may not go away. This is about the 10th time it has happened over the last year. This is my family wagon, I just paid it off in January.


Stephanie O. said
132 days ago
2006 Freestyle transmission broke down at 62000 miles (conveniently 2000 miles after the warranty expired) was able to find a replacement from a scraped freestyle that only had 14000 on it and now 3 years later surprise surprise that transmission is toast too!! What am I supposed to do? I am a single mother and can't afford to have my children riding in an unsafe unreliable vehicle. I can't afford all of these repairs on my vehicle! I bought this car brand new in 2006 and I can't believe how much I have spent over the years trying to repair it. Just paid it off last year!


Kelly K. said
132 days ago
I am seeing that a lot of people are having the same problems as I am with my 2007 Ford Freestyle, constantly having problems with idling, acceleration, and the tachometer spiking at random times. I have constantly had to park my car in the middle of busy streets because this seems to be the only temporary fix. I too have young children and this is not ok with me. I bought the car for my family seeing as how it was made for family transportation.


Kelly K. said
132 days ago
I am seeing that a lot of people are having the same problems as I am with my 2007 Ford Freestyle, constantly having problems with idling, acceleration, and the tachometer spiking at random times. I have constantly had to park my car in the middle of busy streets because this seems to be the only temporary fix. I too have young children and this is not ok with me. I bought the car for my family seeing as how it was made for family transportation.


Tara D. said
131 days ago
2005 Ford Freestyle - bought it new. About 93,000 miles on it. It is making a whirling noise that occurs after I have been driving for 15+ minutes. The happens during deceleration. I'm afraid, I need a new transmission and just don't have the funds. I would like to be included on this. Does anyone have updates as to whether FORD is responding at all?


Rita L. said
131 days ago
Our 2006 Ford Freestyle experienced sudden loss of forward movement. The check engine, wrench and traction dash lights came on. When we brought the problem to an authorized Ford dealer, the company "forced" us to pay for computer repairs and replacement even though it knew about the CVT transmission systemic defect. Two other cars presenting the exact issues as ours had recently been in their shop resulting in a final diagnosis of transmission failure. Ford Company has not be forthcoming to consumers about the dangerous failure of the CVT transmission yet has advised dealerships about the issue. Ford needs to be held accountable for this issue before someone is hurt or killed as a result of the faulty transmissions. We definitely want to be included in a class action lawsuit. Meanwhile, our car sits idle in the driveway as it is NOT safe to drive and we are not going to spend well over $5,000 at this time to have it repaired.


Lavonna N. said
130 days ago
I am scared! I had 6 children place with me through Foster/Relitive care and we bought this 2005 freestyle to fit them in. We were liking it a lot until......?????
One of these kids I had went back to Mich. with his mom and got in a tragic accident and died. I was planning a trip to Mich in July to see the other brothers and sisters before something happened to any of them and the 2005 freestyle started the lunging and dieing and surgeing and all the above issues. The 15 year old is trying to learn to drive and I won't let her drive because of it. I am in fear of these kids lives. They have been through tragic issues before the death of the brother and now I have to worry about them going to school in this vehicle. I really need help with this issue as I do not have funds for any repairs and I am paying this car off from a bank loan and I can not drive it due to the issues. It is hard to believe the big corperations take familys lives as nothing to them. We really need to be in the class action law suit. Please help us.


Devin P. said
130 days ago
I purchased a 2006 Ford Freestyle and my transmission is gone. It happened while I was driving doing 55mph and just stopped working. Fortunately I was able to coast to the side of the road (since all my vehicle would do was just rev like it was in neutral. But I didn't make it all the way into the emergency lane and was partially out in the line of traffic. I am told it will cost between $4000 and $5000 to fix. Had I known of this defect at the time of purchase I would NOT have purchased this vehicle!! I would like to be added to this class action!!


Jim K. said
129 days ago
I have a 2006 freestyle with 155000 miles at about 120000 the dealer suggested I change the transmission fluid so we did about 2500 miles later the transmission started winding the dealer said they could rebuild it but we didn't have $5000 to fix it now it's locks up lights come on .i think it's time Ford steps up to the plate and takes care of this problem. Ps I own 3 other fords with no problems (yet).


julian a. said
129 days ago
I have a 2007 Freestyle that I purchased in 2013 and now have to have the transmission problems they are telling me its going to cost 7500.00 to get it fix only had the car for 7 months


julian a. said
129 days ago
I have a 2007 Freestyle that I purchased in 2013 and now have to have the transmission problems they are telling me its going to cost 7500.00 to get it fix only had the car for 7 months and i did make a post on here 130 something days ago


Susan S. said
128 days ago
What is happening with the lawsuit...I posted on the website months ago.


sean s. said
128 days ago
I want in. I just got my car back from shop and tranny is failing. Asking 6-8k to fix if they can get parts.


Mark G. said
127 days ago
All ready submitted a response to the CVT transnission problems. How do I get I to the class action suit against Ford Motors?


Aaron b. said
127 days ago
Having the same issues here. 2005 freestyle. Bad input shaft.


angela m. said
126 days ago
I have a Ford Freestyle that the transmission went out in two weeks after buying it we still owe 3 thousand on it and the cost to fix is over 6 thousand this is crazy ford should replace these transmissions our has less than 70,000 miles


George H. said
126 days ago
I am deeply saddened to hear all this, as I bought today a 2006 Freestyle, that has a slight whining noise. Dealer thought trans might need serviced, but it sounds like I will soon have to do a transmission. Ford step up, and do right. This car has less than 100k miles.


Dale T. said
126 days ago
Sure wished I had read this before I bought my 05 with just over 100k. Liked the ride, size and handling. Have not put more then 2000 miles on the thing and the transmission will not shift most of the time. My transmission guy wants to change it after doing several thing to try fixing costing several hundred dollars. I do not have the money to fix it and I do not think I want to fix it now.


Dale T. said
126 days ago
Sure wished I had read this before I bought my 05 with just over 100k. Liked the ride, size and handling. Have not put more then 2000 miles on the thing and the transmission will not shift most of the time. My transmission guy wants to change it after doing several thing to try fixing costing several hundred dollars. I do not have the money to fix it and I do not think I want to fix it now.


Crystal S. said
124 days ago
Same problems.....2007 freestyle. I was driving through a major intersection and trasmission went. Just about caused a major accident. Dealer says $6500. I want in on this lawsuit.


MARY M. said
124 days ago
TODAY IS JUNE 20 2014,MY CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON, I TOOK IT TO CROWN FORD IN FAYETTEVILLE NC. I PAID $99.95 CENTS TO RUN A DIGNOSTIC ON IT. AFTER THE TEST THE HE TOLD ME IT WAS MY TRANMISSION. HE SAID HE UPDATE THE SOFTWARE AND DID THE CALIBRATION ON IT AND THE LIGHT WENT OFF. BUT HE SAID TO DRIVE IT 100 OR 200 MILES AND SEE IF IT COMES BACK ON. HE SAID IF IT DOES I WILL NEED A NEW TRANMISSION . HE SAID THESE TRANMISSION WAS PUT IN TO ONLY LAST 2 YEARS AND THAT FORD KNEW THIS WAS A PROBLEM AND NEVER IN FORM ME THAT I WILL HAVE THIS PROBLEM. A NEW ONE HE SAID WILL BE NINE THOUSAND DOLLARS AND THAT IS WHAT I OWE ON THE CAR. PLEASE ADD ME TO THIS LAW SUIT.


MARY M. said
124 days ago
TODAY IS JUNE 20 2014,MY CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON, I TOOK IT TO CROWN FORD IN FAYETTEVILLE NC. I PAID $99.95 CENTS TO RUN A DIGNOSTIC ON IT. AFTER THE TEST THE HE TOLD ME IT WAS MY TRANMISSION. HE SAID HE UPDATE THE SOFTWARE AND DID THE CALIBRATION ON IT AND THE LIGHT WENT OFF. BUT HE SAID TO DRIVE IT 100 OR 200 MILES AND SEE IF IT COMES BACK ON. HE SAID IF IT DOES I WILL NEED A NEW TRANMISSION . HE SAID THESE TRANMISSION WAS PUT IN TO ONLY LAST 2 YEARS AND THAT FORD KNEW THIS WAS A PROBLEM AND NEVER IN FORM ME THAT I WILL HAVE THIS PROBLEM. A NEW ONE HE SAID WILL BE NINE THOUSAND DOLLARS AND THAT IS WHAT I OWE ON THE CAR. PLEASE ADD ME TO THIS LAW SUIT.


said
122 days ago
I took my 2004 Freestar to a Ford Dealer to do a transmission recall repair on 5-15-2014 as it was part of the recall.

The van’s transmission had no failure at the time, however, it was making clicking/slipping noise occasionally when I would accelerate.

Ford dealer refused to offer me a loaner while working on the recall, and I had to rent a car at my own expense.

Ten days later they called me with “bad news” stating that something went wrong when they put the transmission back and the car is no longer pulling. I was offered an apology, plus an attempt to make a sale deal out of me with a trade deal on payment plans. When I refused, they offered to try to repair whatever went wrong when they were putting the transmission back together the first time.

A month after the car sat in their shop, they called me stating that the car is ready for pickup. However, they stated on the paperwork that I have a "bad transmission" and they "recommend to be replaced".

Ford did not inform me of the "bad transmission" when they put the transmission back the first time and the car would not pull. I was told only at the pickup time after they claimed multiple attempts to put the transmission back.

Ford's claim that my transmission went bad while it was in their shop is a “coincidental” and “it was time for the transmission to go bad at that time” because “the car has high mileage”

The clicking/slipping noise is much louder than before the repair and now also, the car slows down a lot when going uphill and the engine losses its power having hard time shifting. Changing the gear became tight, and there is now a noise when I turn the steering wheel.

Ford dealer refused to tell me what is wrong with my transmission and to remove my car from their lot unless I pay money for the checkup and repair. Thousands of dollars speaking.

I would like to join this law suite.


Hadi J. said
122 days ago
I took my 2004 Freestar to a Ford Dealer to do a transmission recall repair on 5-15-2014. Recall#.......................

The van’s transmission had no failure at the time, however, it was making clicking/slipping noise occasionally when I would accelerate.

The Ford dealer refused to offer me a loaner while working on the recall, and I had to rent a car at my own expense.

Ten days later they called me with “bad news” stating that something went wrong when they put the transmission back and the car is no longer pulling. I was offered an apology, plus they attempted to make a sale deal out of me with a trade deal on payment plans. When I refused, they offered to try to repair whatever went wrong when they were putting the transmission back together the first time.

A month after the car sat in their shop and multiple attempts to put the transmission back, they called me stating that the car is ready for pickup. However, they stated on the paperwork that I have a "bad transmission" and they "recommend to be replaced".

Ford did not inform me of the "bad transmission" when they put the transmission back the first time and the car would not pull. I was told only at the pickup time after they claimed multiple attempts to put the transmission back.

Fords' claim that my transmission went bad while it was in their shop is a “coincidental” and “it was time for the transmission to go bad at that time” because “the car has high mileage”

The clicking/slipping noise is much louder and now also, the car slows down a lot when going uphill and the engine losses its power having hard time shifting. Changing the gear became tight, and there is now a noise when I turn the steering wheel.

Ford dealer refused to tell me what is wrong with my transmission and to remove my car from their lot unless I pay money for the checkup and repair. Thousands of dollars speaking.

I would like to join this law suit.


Jim H. said
122 days ago
I own a 2007 Freestyle limited, AWD. On 062014 we went on a drive for about 80 miles round trip. The next day we went to a open house at a car repair shop and were returning home. At a stop sign the car would not go forward. After a bit of toying with it I got to my house which was about 300 yards from stop sign. Barely got it in the garage, and am not able to move it forward or backward. 062314 I will call the local Ford dealer to pick it up and determine what is wrong. When I purchased it last year with 52000 miles on it the dealer said the tranny had been overhauled at Ford dealer. I have the repair slip, I will wait and see what is next.


Rachel S. said
122 days ago
I would like to join in on the lawsuit as well I have a 2005 ford freestyle. This is just craziness they need to step up fix our transmissions!!!!


Starlena D. said
121 days ago
I have a 2005 Ford Freestyle, I bought used in 2009 with about 100,000 miles, I guess. at a 120,000 I my check transmission light came on, took I to the dealer and they said it is not the transmission, it was a very long 3 month process where they would fix anything but the transmission even though it was under warranty, corporate did not want to replace my transmission s what it comes down too, after 3 months they finally replaced my transmission, and now at 170,000 my Transmission is now gone again. Driving 55mph on my road I lost all pull, lots of loud noises and car would no longer shift, I had to put my car in low gear to get home with my 6 month old baby and my fiancé was at home, so it was very scary to have my trans go out while driving down the road. I would like info on this suit. So my last trans is now out of warranty and they are saying between $5000 and $6000 to replace. Ford Mechanic told me I am better off trading it in because I will continue to have problems more than likely.


Ronald C. said
120 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford Freestyle with 149000 miles on it and the transmission makes a pulsating whining sound when in park but goes away when put into drive. (tension on gears stops the sound). It does not go in reverse sometimes.
traction control lights irratically .


Kelly O. said
120 days ago
My car is surging from time to time .
it will surge as soon as I move out of park . Very dangerous!!!!


herbert e. said
120 days ago
YES!!! I have a 2004 Ford Freestar and was driving it the other day ,when the transmission qiut working ,pulled off the hi-way and had it towed to a repair shop!$4,900.00 dollars later it was rebuilt .2 and a half years later it has gone out again.Had it towed to our closet Ford dealer and they said they could do nothing for me but rebuild it again at a fair price.Had it towed home and have to sell it for parts now.Conyacted Fords customer service back east and they could not help me either!Will NOT ever buy another Ford product ever.....


Terry J. said
119 days ago
2005 Freestyle, same issues. Making loud whining noises. Will probably go any day now.


ANNA B. said
119 days ago
DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO GET IN THIS CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT?? I HAVE 2008 TAURUS X AND ITS DOING THE SAME THING... JUMPING AND HOPPING IN LOW SPEEDS... THE WEATHER MAKES A DIFF... WHEN HOT IT DOES IT MORE...


ANNA B. said
119 days ago
DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO GET IN THIS CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT?? I HAVE 2008 TAURUS X AND ITS DOING THE SAME THING... JUMPING AND HOPPING IN LOW SPEEDS... THE WEATHER MAKES A DIFF... WHEN HOT IT DOES IT MORE...


dale w. said
119 days ago
I have a 2005 Ford freestyle and ours started with a whining noise took it to the for dealership and they said that was normal with age. About a month later my wife was out driving and went to leave the store and it would not shift out of low gear. Shut it off and let it cool off and it stayed work again till she was almost home then the wrench icon came on and it would not shift. Got it home let it sit and then it started to go. Called ford dealership and they said it would cost 5000 for the transmission and 900 for labor. Called the bank and they said the car was only worth 4900. Thanks ford for the crap car. I would like to be part of this lawsuit.


Tamara s. said
118 days ago
I have a 2007 freestyle but I just bought it in before I can get 20,000 miles the transmission went all the way out.I was told that I had to pay$7,900 to just fix it I just bought this truck and still paying payments on it I'm paying 10,000 for the truck now I am struggling with no vehicle and my kids have no wayto get to school and after school programs I feel like I was swindled into buying a lemonmy truck only has160,000 miles on it the warranty will only pay $2,900 of the $7,900 transmission now I have a broke down car a family to take care of and no way to get aroundI definitely want to be a part of this lawsuit at least give me a different vehicle I'll be happy with that thank you for reading this


Tracy R. said
118 days ago
I have a 2006 Freestyle where the transmission is failing and can not be driven, without risk of further damage to property and/or person. I have been told by two different shops that the noise / problem is the input shaft bearing of the transmission and requires a used transmission or if you can find it, a rebuilt one. When the bearing goes, it scores the input shaft and then trashes the inner workings of the transmission - as it was explained to me. One of the largest issues is the lack or non-existence of parts from Ford which is to be supported for 10 years and we haven't gotten to that end of time frame yet. I was also told that the vendor that Ford used went bankrupt about the time these vehicles were made.
Putting in a used one may buy time until it too goes out. I was able to buy a cash car, and let this thing sit but we're still making payments on this dead horse.


Scott H. said
117 days ago
bought car on Friday, lights came on Saturday. been in a local shop all week now. please add me to the suit


Gerald D. said
117 days ago
I have 68,000 miles on 2007 ford freestyle. Told need new trans. about $6000.00 Please add me to the suit.


William P. said
114 days ago
My 2005 Ford Freestyle at 78,057 miles, sudden loss of forward movement. The check engine, wrench and traction dash lights came on. When I brought the problem to Ellis Brothers and paid $ 341.14 to fix the issue. After a few days the check engine light came on again. Ford Motor Company has not be forthcoming to the consumer about the dangerous failure of the CVT transimission yet has advised dealership about the issue. Ford needs to be held accountable fot the issue before someone is hurt or killed results of the faulty CVT transmission. I definitely want to be included in a class action lawsuit. Meanwhile, my 2005 Freestyle sits idle in the garage as it is NOT to be driven and I not going to spend will over $ 6,000.00 at this time to have it repaired. A Linclon Dealer told me to joint the class action lawsuit, and the Lincoln Dealer offer me $ 1,500.00 in trade for my 2005 Freestyle current retail value is $ 6,000.00.


said
113 days ago
I have a 2006 ford freestyle that is starting to have the same problem. And would like to be part of law suite. The cost is crazy for replacment amd I am a tech for ford.


Alison R. said
113 days ago
Bought a used 2005 Ford Five Hundred AWD w/a CVT, 158,000 miles. This was bought by my 18 year old son with his money, hoping it would last him through college. Within 5 days and no more than 200 miles of driving we started having the same problems. Transmission light, engine light, wouldn't accelerate past 20-25 mph. He nearly had an accident when it happened one time. Could turn it off and back on and it would run ok. Got it to a transmission shop and the CVT is bad. Going to cost over $4000 to replace it. It drove perfect the day we bought it. Now he's out his only means of transportation, all of his savings is gone and he's got no way to fix it. Please add us to the suit.


Felicia G. said
112 days ago
We bought our Freestyle brand new in 2005 it had 11 miles on. It around 95 thousand miles the AWD light came on at approximately 98 thousand miles the transmission went totally out. We were told it would cost over 5000 dollars to repair. Please add to the suit


Joy S. said
112 days ago
We purchased a 2007 Mercury Montego with 77,000 miles on it. We have had it less than a year and have already spent well over $1,000 between towing fees and diagnostics only to have learned that the CVT tranny is flawed and according to local transmission shop it will cost me between 4 and 7,000 to replace and correct. Please add me to the lawsuit.


Angela L. said
112 days ago
How do I get in this lawsuit, I just purchased a 2005 Ford Five Hundred AWD CVT in March 2014. The yellow wrench has come on twice just this past week, the second time just last night while I was driving on the highway. Very dangerous, unsafe and scary. It looses power but the car is still on and I am left just coasting down the road unable to accelerate to even get off the road. I have to turn my car off and restart. And I love this car!!


Jose g. said
112 days ago
I have a 2005 ford freestyle that is starting to have the same problem. And would like to be part of law suite. The cost is crazy for replacement i just cant believe ford is not taking responsibility on this I like to be added to the lawsuit


Joseph K. said
111 days ago
I have a 2007 freestyle had the tranny replaced 1200 miles ago and it's already acting funny.


Tim D. said
111 days ago
I also have a 2005 Ford Freestyle and would like to join this lawsuit. I have had recurring problems with lurching, stalling, breakdowns, wrench light, etc., for several years now.


Steven C. said
111 days ago
I have a low mileage 2005 Freestyle(64,384) trans does whine occasionally...bought car at 54,000 took it to a local trans shop to have fluid changed. I intend to have fluid checked and changed again soon. I expect to have problems similar to those commented on listed above.


jesse w. said
110 days ago
2005 ford 500 awd 75k miles trans making whining noise in park and nutruel ford dealer said trans is going and cost more to fix than car is worth. i purchased car new and purchase extended warranty with has expired.


said
109 days ago
I have a 2005 ford freestyle that is starting to have the same problem. And would like to be part of law suite.


Rick T. said
109 days ago
Just got the AWD malfunction on my 2005 Freestyle. Signome me up


Kim K. said
109 days ago
I bought a 2007 Ford Freestyle in Nov. 2010. In mid 2013 I started hearing a noise under the hood. Come to find out its the transmission. I researched any recalls and the price to fix/ replace. The price in my area is going to cost about $6000 through Ford. I still owe $10,000 on the car. At 80,005 miles my trans finally went out, after driving it with the problem for about 5 months. Plus my window and indicator lights were going hay-wire that last week before it went out. The mechanics at Sunnyvale Ford (CA) told me to drive it til it goes out, there is nothing they can do besides replacing it, and still with those tranmissions there is no guarantee it wont happen again. I found a shop that said he could get a used trans and replace it all for $3890. I agreed and paid him the requested $3000 to order the trans to begin. After numberous phone calls and visits to the shop, I find out the guy had taken out my trans, and set the car aside. My car was in his parking lot for 3 months and the shop manager told me "the owner" could not afford the repairs. I told them I am the owner, and I already paid him the majority of the price. I am SO glad I did not pay him in full. After 6 months I finally got my $3000 back but now I have my Freestyle parked in my driveway with the transmission in the trunk. This car is more trouble than it is worth. I am just trying to replace my trans and save my credit. I plan to trade the car in and NEVER buy a Ford Freestyle again. What a nightmare. When is this class action suit going to settle?All the Freestyles should be recalled. No one should ever have to experience such issues with their vehicle. We put our trust in Ford, and this is how they treat us. I have only owned Ford vehicle in my lifetime, and now they can NEVER be trusted in my book. What a shame.


cody v. said
107 days ago
I have the same transmission problems on my 05 freestyle. The wrench turns on and the car completely shuts down turn it off and back on and can drive it about 5 to 10 minu test before it happens again. It has happened to me on the exressway. Sign me up for this law suit


larry w. said
106 days ago
I have a 06 ford freestyle having same problem with transmission/ throttle body need help getting problem fixed


John L. said
106 days ago
I have a 2007 Freestyle SEL AWD. I have spoken to 3 independent transmission shops in the Philadelphia area and 1 in Baltimore. Each one told me ".... get out of that car fast!" Leaking fluid at this time and have heard the beginning of shaft bearing noise increase with acceleration.


John L. said
106 days ago
I have a 2007 Freestyle SEL AWD. I have spoken to 3 independent transmission shops in the Philadelphia area and 1 in Baltimore. Each one told me ".... get out of that car fast!" Leaking fluid at this time and have heard the beginning of shaft bearing noise increase with acceleration. Include me in this class action suit.


Dieter P. said
106 days ago
I have a 2005 Mercury Montego with similar problems as mentioned above. Hard shifting and shuddering. Nobody wants to work on it and guarantee the work as the transmission is faulty.


Kimberly P. said
106 days ago
I am look at all the comments and I am hearing myself talk. I brought my 2005 Ford freestyle January of this year. Since then the gas line has come off 3 times, ac compressor does work,and now the transmission is going out. I brought a warranty with this car and will not pay for anything. The dealer is brought it from glued and zipped tied my gasline together. I asked about the transmission if there was many problem would it cover it their was yes. I don't know who lied more tge dealer,warranty company or Ford. Please add me to this lawsuit.


Joseph d. said
105 days ago
My mothers 2007 freestyle transmission is doing the same thing when putting into gear and back into park making loud noise.shame on Ford for letting this go as long as you have.Im trying to stop my mom from driving it! please add me to this lawsuit


Joseph d. said
105 days ago
My mothers 2007 freestyle transmission is doing the same thing when putting into gear and back into park making loud noise.shame on Ford for letting this go as long as you have.Im trying to stop my mom from driving it! please add me to this lawsuit


Marisol N. said
104 days ago
My 2005 freestar died on I-75 in Georgia on June 20th 2014. Was never notified of a recall and I bought my van in 2011. Now that they fixed the recall my van does not run they way it used too. I took it back to the dealer they told me I would have to pay out-of-pocket for diagnostic. They said I would need a new transmission . And if I want to trade my car in they would only give me 500.00 for it. PLEASE add me to the lawsuit!!


dennis p. said
103 days ago
Have a 2005 montego. We replaced the transmission 3months after buying the car. The warranty would only pay for a rebuilt but also had to find a rebuilt cvt. And it just died today with no warning. We have put 4 alternators in the car. We would like to be a part of this lawsuit. This is our only vehicle noticed if the trans goes it shuts the whole car down so we dunno if its the trand again or alternator again.


Deborahanne M. said
102 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford Freestyle Limited that has 89,000 miles and it is having problems with lunging, accelerating too fast and when pushing on gas pedal there is hardly any power and a whirring noise occurring. The wrench light has come on, as well.


Victor S. said
101 days ago
I have a 2005 Ford Freestyle which is lunging while stopped then when I want to go it stalls. Then the wrench light turns on with the check engine light. How do I get on the lawsuit or this situation fixed.


Aaron s. said
101 days ago
My wife and I bought a 2006 SEL Freestyle after 90,000 miles the trans started making noises. It failed completely after a short while. We were told it would cost around 6000 dollars and the trans would not be brand new. We were forced to buy a used car because it was cheaper than the repairs on our ford. We could not be without a car and Fords notorious long repair times and backorder parts would have coat us a fortune in rental car fees. The car sat for 2 years in my driveway while we suffered and saved. Finally I found a used transmission on ebay for $2000 the seller guarantees the trans for three years which is why we bought it. Either way it still cost about $1700 to put it in so total was around $3700 not including the used car we were forced to buy or the mental anguish and pain and suffering. On top of that this car was plagued with Throttle body Sensor issues causing loss of power and lurching almost killed my wife and kids. Ford replaced it twice never worked properly till I cleaned the throttle body housing and modified the sensor. What a joke ford sticking it t ok the family man!! They should be ashamed!!!


John R. said
100 days ago
Own a 2005 Ford Freestyle w/100k mi. Thought it was a nice family vehicle until surging and trans. problems started. Will cost thousands to maybe correct. Ford should be held accountable for flawed product.


John R. said
100 days ago


tyler h. said
98 days ago
I have just purchased a 05 ford freestyle with 164thousand miles tranny went out while driving it they want 4,000 to fix what s


JOSEPH R. said
97 days ago
I have a 2006 ford freestyle and it stalls out and cut off while driving.
I changed a few parts but it is not fixed. It is the same problem everyone is
having. I am a single parent with two kids. I dont have money to spend like this.


marge m. said
96 days ago
I bought a 2007 ford 500 new from dealer in N.J.it now has 48,000 miles on it it has the same problems everyone else is talking about engine ran very loud car felt like it was going to accelerate out of control wrench lite on, Had it towed to dealer did not feel safe driving it,dealer said it was the trans could not get one for at least 3 months said they are on back order I do not have the time or 6,000 dollars to fix do not know what to do I need help please contact me and add me to the lawsuit.


Patricia C. said
94 days ago
Purchased a used 2007 Freestyle with 131,000 miles from a NJ Ford Dealership for our daughter to use for college. Beautiful condition, ran great-but no warranty. Checked carfax-everything was well-maintained, no mention of recalls or bad transmissions, so thought we'd take a chance. Ford has a good reputation. Three months later, no acceleration on a major highway. Needs new transmission. Mechanic was able to get a rebuilt tranny for $4200 + labor. Recommends we unload this car ASAP.


Patricia C. said
94 days ago
Purchased a used 2007 Freestyle with 131,000 miles from a NJ Ford Dealership for our daughter to use for college. Beautiful condition, ran great-but no warranty. Checked carfax-everything was well-maintained, no mention of recalls or bad transmissions, so thought we'd take a chance. Ford has a good reputation. Three months later, no acceleration on a major highway. Needs new transmission. Mechanic was able to get a rebuilt tranny for $4200 + labor. Recommends we unload this car ASAP. Count us in!


John M. said
93 days ago
Sitting on the side of the road broke down waiting for a tow. Transmission and motor mounts on my 2005 freestyle are bad. We are the original owners and are very disappointed in Ford for not contacting us on any of these well known issues.


Elizabeth B. said
93 days ago
I Also own Ford Freestyle 2006. Bought it in 2009. I would like to be a part of this lawsuit. there are times when my car would not accelerate at times when heavy traffic behind me. I have to find a way to pull over and turn off and on car. It is scary when you are going fast and suddenly car stops doing so, while others do not! I was never notified that this car was dangerous.


Darlene L. said
93 days ago
purchased 2005 Freestyle brand new.. well maintained but!!!!! one thing after another, several sets of brakes, surging, transmission lights on and off, sudden death on major roads and interstates, recently motor mounts... I start my care everyday with a prayer.. car paid off, can't afford a car payment at this time...COUNT US IN !!! I agree shame on Ford... we have been dedicated ford people.. maybe never again


Mary W. said
93 days ago
2006 ford freestyle - on long trips (an hour or more) wrench light comes on, occasional loss of power. Have to turn car off and on


Joe M. said
93 days ago
Bought Mercury for my daughter at a public sale. Never made it home from the sale. If I choose to repair it will cost more then I paid for the car. Horrible noise and only moves in reverse.


Gino P. said
92 days ago
2005 freestyle, 113k, driven carefully and well maintained. Last week it started slipping into idle while driving, not every trip but sometimes multiple times in one trip. If I pull over and turn the car off then it will restart on the second try and drive normal for who knows how long. I don't feel safe driving especially with my two kids. My fear is that the car unexpectedly loose power some where I can't pull over (like a bridge) and I/we will be rear-ended while trying to restart the car. !!!


Crystal S. said
92 days ago
Bought 2005 Freestyle new. 2 years ago, transmission needed replaced at a cost of $6000.00. With in the last couple months car would surge and than with in a week the car would go real slow, thought it was the transmission again, wrench light and check engine came on, only to find out needed an electronic throttle-cost $800.00 From the beginning have had trouble with the rear seats, hard to fold down with lever and now lever doesn't work at all. Have always brought Ford, will still, just very unhappy with Freestyle.


Gary K. said
92 days ago
My 05 Ford Freestyle is in the dealership right now. It stopped suddenly . Right now they are trying to replace the megatronix unit it the transmission. So far thousands of dollars


stephen p. said
92 days ago
have a 2007 ford freestyle awd sel .bought it six yrs ago with 22,000 miles ,now has 98000 miles.trans makes a loud whirling noise.took to ford dlr and said a new trans was needed at about 7,500.also had lunging failure which was taken care of on recall notice.put new a/c compresser at 68,000 miles. i would like to join in a class action against ford motor co.
yle


Bryce D. said
92 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford Freestyle it often lunges head when I'm sitting in a parked position.also when driving down the highway it slips out of gear and will go back in gear and lunges forward the lights on this car constantly dim and bright. At what point in time forward looking all of these CVT transmissions and realize something is wrong


Keith M. said
91 days ago
Same transmission issue wrench light turn it off and will drive fine for a while then happens again. Car has been parked for 8 months un drivable but still making payments and insurance due to loan. Count me in


Albert N. said
90 days ago
we bought a 2005 ford freestyle new, CVT went out last month and was quoted $8000.oo for repairs. On a car that books for $3500.oo, doesn't even make sense. Please help.


Charles S. said
90 days ago
I have a 2006 freestyle I have has it for about 18 months. To start my wife and I were so very impressed with this car. All the options mpg then the A/C goes out. Something like 3500 to repair. Needless to say we choose to deal with it. Now about a week ago the trans starts acting strange no power dropping out of gear. So we was going to trade it off. Not sure what to do now.


Jennifer H. said
90 days ago
I bought a 2006 Ford Freestyle a little over a year ago...pretty happy until it started to make noise...went to dealer...transmission is shot...they want $7,200 to replace(I did purchase an extended warranty and was a little over 1,000 miles over). Dealer wanted nothing to do with me and did not even want to trade it in. Ford should be ashamed!!! Count me in!!!


Jennifer H. said
90 days ago


Matt A. said
89 days ago
2007 Ford Freestyle. Bought at around 20,000 miles. 65,000 miles on it now. Was working great until recently. Needed new battery and got one. Now I'm experiencing the lunging issue. When I put it into reverse it lunges back, RPMs go up and down, then the wrench light comes on and the car goes into fail safe mode. I can turn it off then turn it back on. Putting it into Drive is okay for now but am worried about driving any long distances. Haven't taken it into the shop yet but anticipate same outcome for transmission problem costing thousands of dollars.


Belinda T. said
88 days ago
My 2006 Ford freestyle was financed less then 3 months ago and it stopped last night. Refused to move anywhere. Wouldn't go into gear. I would love to be apart of the lawsuit. This is totally wrong and unsafe for my family.


Emily J. said
88 days ago
My 2005 Freeatar is at 92,113 miles and I was just almost in an accident. My van showed no signs of trouble. I was making a left turn and all of a sudden it stalled in the middle of the road. I was nearly hit but because I made a left turn with a safe distance the on coming car was able to stop but stopped incredibly close to me. It started right back up. I continued to drive home and it stalked twice on my street without warning. No sputter, no rough idle, just an immediate stop. My van has on many occasions lost power upon acceleration while driving. I will press the gas pedal but it won't go. This happened on the expressway and I was tailgated by a semi truck. It jumped back into acceleration and ran fine. I've taken my van in for the problem and they fixed my MAF sensor and it still on occasion will do it. Very scarey.


Emily J. said
88 days ago
My 2005 Freeatar is at 92,113 miles and I was just almost in an accident. My van showed no signs of trouble. I was making a left turn and all of a sudden it stalled in the middle of the road. I was nearly hit but because I made a left turn with a safe distance the on coming car was able to stop but stopped incredibly close to me. It started right back up. I continued to drive home and it stalked twice on my street without warning. No sputter, no rough idle, just an immediate stop. My van has on many occasions lost power upon acceleration while driving. I will press the gas pedal but it won't go. This happened on the expressway and I was tailgated by a semi truck. It jumped back into acceleration and ran fine. I've taken my van in for the problem and they fixed my MAF sensor and it still on occasion will do it. Very scarey.


Douglas D. said
88 days ago
Bought the car 1 month ago, great design, sharp features. Whirring sound in the transmission, but it drives great. No codes as of yet, I'm afraid of making lemonade in the real near future. I'm out money it seems, no one will touch the car for less than $4500.00 Count me in!!!


Deborah W. said
88 days ago
I bought Ford 2005 Freestyle w/CVT transmission in June 2014 $2800.00. Notice problem after driving a few blocks. The wrench (service indicator for transmission) came on. I thought need fluids, could not find trans fluid stick. I was in Hammond IN, getting windshield fixed. Gentleman suggested I go to an oil change place. Found one a few miles away. One worker say "it doesn't have one", he got the supv., who found it under the air filter area, (not ment for car user to have access to)! Took car to a (1) Transmission shop, they did diagnostic found codes. one for the transmission, one/two for the TCM, (the track control module came on shortly after the wrench did). The other code
say the main computer not able to talk to other computer parts in the car system. The trans shop say" to find replacement would be about 2800.00 not including labor and no guarantee it would work, may have same problem yours is having". The other options are to buy new one but not cost effective and would not recommend it (meaning I might not get one because they were not making them anymore). Last option is to rebuild mine but I won't like option, "we would charge you not less than $4800-$5000.00 to take it apart, fix it and put it back together". Other problems are same as others: car lurching forward, stop accelerating at 53mph, on the highway when traffice is moving at least 60, bucked for another 10 miles 'til I got home. (2) Had another trans shop look at car, we drove it around, he say "car lurging/bucking forwad, I worked on another on not long ago and won't work on them again (Montero has same problems unable to get parts for car)" " so no I won't work on your car".
Engine console light on doesn't go out. Car has been parked for three weeks. Now out of $3500.00 total.


Russ B. said
87 days ago
2006 freestyle here, complete transmission rebuilt 2 years ago.. and yesterday, driving home from wisconsin, the wrench light lit up.. 5 min later we had to pull over because car lost it's accelaeration due to... leaking transmission fluid.. Towed it 98 miles for $432 to get it in town at dealer where it sits until monday.. THIS CAR IS A LEMON!!


Russ B. said
87 days ago
2006 freestyle here, complete transmission rebuilt 2 years ago.. and yesterday, driving home from Wisconsin, the wrench light lit up.. 5 min later we had to pull over because car lost it's acceleration due to... leaking transmission fluid.. Towed it 98 miles for $432 to get it in town at dealer where it sits until Monday.. THIS CAR IS A LEMON!!


Stephen B. said
87 days ago
First of all this is for the Freestyle (not the Freestar minivan). So how can I have a 2005 Ford Freestyle with 90,000 miles and no issues? How many of these failures of the CVT were due to auto shops or dealers backflushing the transmission and/or putting in the wrong transmission fluid? People need to realize that the class action lawsuits only make the lawyers rich.


Kathy T. said
87 days ago
I have a 2006 Ford Five Hundred SE. While driving the wrench light comes on and loses power. I have to restart the car in neutral which does not always work. Car also while stopped lunges forward. While in reverse or drive it jumps backward. Seeing that everyone else is having the problems, it is not the dealerships or mechanics.


George R. said
86 days ago
I have a ford freestyle that the trans went out. Can't get help fixing it


Paula P. said
86 days ago
2005 Freestyle Ltd. Bought 4yrs ago with 28,000 miles on it. it has run great for th emost part but has slipped in and out of gears occasionally when driving lower speeds and has surged, lunging forward multiple times. now at just over 100,000 miles i'm now getting fail safe mode everytime i turn the car on unless i rev the engine when starting it. getting codes p061b and p2106. all info points to throttle body issues. was told my car was not part of the recall. wth any car built during that time with the same issues should be part of the recall!


Duane D. said
85 days ago
i have a 2005 Ford Freestyle and when accelerating it pulls you into oncomming traffic lane or toward the ditch. makes a loud knocking noise and whining in the transmission.


Melanie J. said
85 days ago
I have a 2005 Mercury Montego Premier transmission problem the same as everyone else on here. Cost to replace 4000-8000 WOW! Ford should fix this issue.


martha g. said
84 days ago
I have 2006 freestyle I been having problems with it cutting of while driving. I have been told it's the transmission. I still owe 1 year of payments and it's been in the shop for this reason twice. PLEASE ADD ME TO THIS LAWSUIT


ashlea J. said
83 days ago
I have a 2006 ford five hundred and the cvt transmission left me stranded. After replacing the transmission thinking that would be the end of the problem, the car would accelerate when it wasn't suppose to. Ford would even work on the transmission and was provided little to no help.


Larry K. said
83 days ago
I have had the same issue of my 2006 Ford Freestyle Ltd and it was a costly repair


Joseph S. said
83 days ago
Same problem this 2006 freestyle has given me nothing but transmission problems ever scene I purchased the car and im tired of being shot down by ford this needs so be addressed


Joseph S. said
83 days ago
Same problem this 2006 freestyle has given me nothing but transmission problems ever scene I purchased the car and im tired of being shot down by ford this needs so be addressed


Bill P. said
82 days ago
I posted earlier stating that we had purchased a 2007 Freestyle with the whining CVT about 6 months ago and were hoping for the best. Well the transmission went out about a month ago with 125,000 miles on it. Been searching for a CVT for the last month, found a reman on Rockauto. Hoping this will last a while, at least until we can trade it in. Going to cost us probably $5000, more than we paid for the car. Sign me up for the suit.


Jacquelyn M. said
82 days ago
Stalling problems with the 2005....seem to be typically related to the well known defective throttle body - which I am still dealing with. Throw the car into neutral, turn it off, then on, and it clears the issue.... that's safe. Again, completely stopping, parking, turning the car off, then restarting, sometimes it takes 2-10 times, but eventually the system clears. It has serious problems maintaining airflow regulation. Infuriating that Ford would rather do bad business and play like Toyota.... "just keep driving" we'll figure it out.


Norma N. said
81 days ago
I have a 2006 Ford Freestyle and have just been told that I have to replace my transmission and will cost over $5,000!! I barely have 75,000 miles and took good care of my car. This is beyond negligence on Ford's part and should be investigated just like GM! I don't have the money to fix this car and I don't know what I am going to do.


John H. said
76 days ago
I also have a 2007 Freestyle AWD that the CVT is now currently out. I took it to my local Ford dealer. Charged me diagnostic fee and said tranny needs replaced. Cost is through the roof. Now I'm stuck and don't know what I'm going to do cause of the cost


Madge A. said
76 days ago
For 2 months I have had a whinning noise in the transmission. I have a 2007 Ford Freestyle. 2WD 3.0 engine. I have already had this one rebuild by Ford at around 85,000 and know problems again at 131,000. Cost of repairs are estimating from $6,000.00 to $7,000.00. I will not buy a Ford again! I have owned a total of 4 Fords.


freddy F. said
74 days ago
my car is having all of theses problems and i can't find parts anywhere on this planet!! And thats why americans are turning to japanese cars,america builds crap ands won't stand behind their own products!!Good job ford,way to back stab america!!!How do i sign up?


freddy F. said
74 days ago
Fix Or Rebuild Daily


Greg W. said
74 days ago
2005 Freestyle...too many problems to list...sitting in driveway...needs new tranny...can't justify 6k-9k for repairs...add me to this debacle...should have listened to my dad growing up to never buy Ford...first Ford and definitely the last


Dennis P. said
73 days ago
Transmission gone at 84,000 miles 6400. To fix car books at 7000. Sign me up for lawsuit


Sanjiv R. said
71 days ago
Replaced the CVT on my 2006 Freestyle costing thousands of dollars that I could not afford. Still paying for it.


Sanjiv R. said
71 days ago


Robert P. said
71 days ago
Just bought a Freestyle and it now has the same exact issue with the cvt. Input shaft needs replacing and will cost thousands, apparently the replacement will eb the same exact defective cvt


Steve K. said
70 days ago
Just bought a 2005 Freestyle with 160k for $400 bucks because the guy didn't want to fix the trans. I unhooked the battery over night and took it down the road and everything is working great! I still would like to be part of this. Just in case.


David J. said
70 days ago
I have a 2006 Ford Five Hundred with the AWD CVT transmission. It has 138,000 miles and the transmission is slipping and just stops accelerating while driving. I checked the fluid and it was perfect. Dealer says needs a new transmission at $5,000. This is obviously a problem Ford knew of an needs to take responsibility before someone is killed.


David J. said
70 days ago
I have a 2006 Ford Five Hundred with the AWD CVT transmission. It has 138,000 miles and the transmission is slipping and just stops accelerating while driving. I checked the fluid and it was perfect. Dealer says needs a new transmission at $5,000. This is obviously a problem Ford knew of an needs to take responsibility before someone is killed.


Tariq A. said
70 days ago
I have the same issue with transmission as the others. Makes a whining noise, at times it does not accelerate which is dangerous, car surges when I start off. I am taking it to Ford dealership tomorrow for inspection. I have extended warranty which expires in Oct. This Vista Ford dealership is not helpful even when the car is covered. I do not know if they have instructions from Ford to do a minimal job and not carryout the required repairs which are expensive. Please add me to the lawsuit.


Theresa A. said
70 days ago
2007 Freestyle 170km, my mother just paid off car with my fathers death benefit so she would have less monthly payments, now FORD wants $7600.00 for a tranny rebuild and Input shaft "helicopter noise" on a $9000.00 car....Like my mother needs this to her only vehicle...............FORD TOUGH


Valinda S. said
69 days ago
2007 Freestyle with a little over 93,000 miles. We kept up on all the maintenance, kept it clean, got it completely detailed almost every year, recently purchased new tires and replaced the a/c compressor. Now the cvt transmission is out and it would cost at least $4600 to fix the car with a rebuilt transmission. We're going to have to donate the car because it's too risky to put that kind of money into it and take a chance on the new transmission going bad.


Mary V. said
68 days ago
I have a 2005 Mercury Montego that lunges at various times, with, or without touching the gas pedal, without warning, and also makes whining noises, sometimes feeling a loss of acceleration. It seems to be getting worse. I am very worried, especially when slowing down, or just starting out. A new loud creaking noise has now been added, and I am reading this is another known issue. I have had regular repairs/maintenance to the vehicle, and mechanics are not seeing the cause, but I have been reluctant to go to the dealer, and I have not received any notifications on any issues, or recalls.
Please add me to the lawsuit.


Jon F. said
68 days ago
Our 2007 Freestyle has the same transmission issue. We drove it for a while, but now it has gotten so bad with the surging and noise that we have parked it. It is worthless as it sits, but not sure if I want to put 5,000 into fixing it.


George N. said
67 days ago
I've bought 2005 Ford Freestyle and was overwhelmed by problems with the car. The CVT transmission is out and it would cost at least $7000 to replace it or $5000 to rebuild it. It is a real money pit and it is too risky to drive my family as well as to put that kind of money into it and take a chance on the new transmission going bad.


Emily L. said
66 days ago
I have 2006 freestyle with cvt problems that the vehicle after sudden stops will not shift and servicing expenses are not even rational for such a faulty product. Why would ford put such crap in their product and not remedy their known mistake? This device failure could be a humanly costly mistake.


Harve S. said
66 days ago
I have a 2006 freestyle with cvt problems that the vehicles wrench light comes on after starting, the engine keeps running but the car won't move, took it to transmission shop, they say that it will take $5000 to purchase a ford rebuilt transmission (that's all they find available) the car isn't worth that, meanwhile it is to dangerous to drive so it sets in my yard. Understand that the trade in valuable for this is minimal as all dealers know about the problem.


John T. said
64 days ago
I bought a 2005 Freestyle SEL new. It now has 90,000 miles and I just returned from a 3,000 mile round trip with no issues. I have never had transmission problems. However, I have never had anyone touch the Trans. Independent nor Ford. After dealing with Ford for over 40 years in my home and neighboring city (yes, I am a ford person) I have found that ford working on your car is no better than having an independent work on it, except you will pay more. Their people seem to be no more knowledgeable about ford issues than the average owner. Which means that is crap as they surely can't be that ignorant of their brand. So it is probably a dealership issue. For example, last year, I started having A/C problems. I was close to the dealership so I pulled in and described the problem to the service mgr. immediately he told me that he had never heard of my particular problem but sounded like the compressor would need to be replaced. Cost $1,100 + labor. I called the other dealership and got the exact same story except cost was $1,200 with low ball labor at $750.00. I then went home and Googled the problem. The A/C issue was all over the internet and been there for over 2 years. All consumers heard the same crap from their dealer, new compressor required. Then I found this one guy that understood the problem and new what it took to fix it. A $35.00 part from an A/C parts company. He bought it put it in and it worked, hundreds of others bought it and installed it and it fixed the problem. I bought it, installed it and it solved the problem. Now Ford and it's dealers are ripping people off big time. Think of all the people that could not afford a $2,000 repair. These people were robbed just like the 7-11's that are robbed. Only the 7-11 robber goes to jail and the dealer, he gets a beach home. All this to say there has to be a cheaper way for the consumer to get this problem fixed and ford needs to man up and step forward with the solution that they know. I now understand the passage in the Bible that states "It is easier for a rich man to pass through the eye of a needle than to enter heaven." It is not a sin to be rich but it is a sin to rob people. If either one of those dealerships had said they could have fixed the A/C for $300 I probably wouldn't have even looked on the internet. Their greed is their downfall.


Tina G. said
64 days ago
I love to join this lawsuit my 2007 ford freestyle is doing the exact thing started two days ago it has 102,000 mikes on it we bought a ford cause we like them not to have all the issues we are having my dash looks like a Christmas tree all lite up and we still owe on this car any help with this would be greatly appreciated


Amy D. said
64 days ago
I have a 2006 Ford Freestyle and I, too, have always owned a Ford. My transmission started making loud whining noises a couple months ago. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks


Doug W. said
63 days ago
I have a 2007 ford freestyle I bought 4 years ago. Occasionally the wrench light would come on after pulling to a stop. The car would idle fast and lunge. It hasnt do e it in a while but has started doing it regularly. I turn the car off and let it sit. Start it back up and the light goes out. Today it did it again but this time the transmission made a loud noise and now the check engine light is on. Whether cord makes this transmission or not, it is dangerous to drive because of the high idle and lunging. Ford needs to make this right.


Carl S. said
62 days ago
Yes my freestyle transmission just dumped on me 2007 cvt


jack c. said
62 days ago
I bought a 2005 ford freestyle new in 2005,transmission is junk


Heather W. said
61 days ago
I have a 2007 ford freestyle. I had the transmission replaced at 26,000 miles and most was covered under warranty. I then purchased an extended warranty in case I had any future problems. My warranty ran out in June, 2014 and in July, 2014 I started having transmission problems again. The quote from the dealership was $5500 and a minimum of $900 labor to fix. If I trade the car in they will give me $500 for it. Since I still owe $6000 on it that is very upsetting. I would like to be a part of this suit.


Anonymous U. said
61 days ago
I have a 2005 Ford Freestyle. My Ford dealership is asking 6500 to replace the transmission. 566 of that is taxes. And 500 is a fluff "just in case" charge, which I may not really have to pay. I got the impression that the CVT transmission has gone through some changes over the years. So maybe the replacement is reliable by now. Hard to tell.


Barb T. said
60 days ago
Please include me in this lawsuit for the 2005 Ford Freestar van. Having same issues as others. Just thankful no one got hurt when it stalled in 3 lanes of traffic and lost all power in steering and brakes. Took to repair shop and told them of all problems listed on internet. They charged me $200.00 and said yup those problems, we can't fix and take to Ford. It will be a spendy fix. Van now sits not being driven even though insurance is paid. Scared to drive because who's at fault if an accident?


Beth E. said
60 days ago
Several times while driving my Ford Freestyle my car has accelerated while my foot was on the brake. I thought this was a fluke until Thursday, I had a car load of kids returning from a Cross Country meet and BAMMMM, my car freaks out in the drive thru. I almost rear end a car, all while my foot is slammed on the brake.... What in the world, THEN, on the way home my car would barely go 20-30 miles an hour..... It was jerking and stopping the whole way home.... you should have seen these kids praying..... Would someone please help us get this fixed.... Pretty please.


Carl M. said
58 days ago
I have Just Bought a Ford Five 500 which also have the CVT transmission and I just bought it not even a month ago and my car is already making wining noise and and was also told by a mechanic that its possible that the transmission needs to be replace please include me in this lawsuit if ford was informing there customers we should of known about this defect.


Carl M. said
58 days ago
I have Just Bought a Ford Five 500 which also have the CVT transmission and I just bought it not even a month ago and my car is already making wining noise and and was also told by a mechanic that its possible that the transmission needs to be replace please include me in this lawsuit if ford was informing there customers we should of known about this defect.


Armando B. said
58 days ago
bought a 2006 ford freestyle. transmission went out. Ford dealer wants over 5000 to fix. you have to be kidding me. over 5K for a rebuilt tranny??? this is ridiculous. I have read and researched and Ford knew there was an issue since then. I think they should be reliable for fixing the transmissions in all the freestyles with those issues.


Gavin B. said
58 days ago
Have a 2007 ford freestyle with 107,000 miles on it drove in a 2 hr trip drove fine come out 3 hr later to a vehicle I couldn't drive home bummer oh so now I had to pay a very large tow bill sit in the heat for 2 hrs and now have a vehicle sitting in the yard that has an $11000 tax value pretty ridiculous ford I called a Ford dealer ship and he came right out and said yea there trashy transmissions but there's nothing we can do for it besides install a new one $6000 wow pretty ridiculous ford should pay for this!!


joseph l. said
58 days ago
2006 freestyle 115000 sitting in my garage due to transmission failure. Please include me!!
Joe L.


Dean R. said
58 days ago
I am experiencing the same transmission problems. This has been acting up for the past 50,000 miles, but still runs. I would like to be included in a class action suit against ford.


CARLTON D. said
57 days ago
I have a 2005 Freestyle FWD that I bought in 2006 with 7000 miles on it. It now has the CVT stuck in some sort of safe, similar to a first gear in regular transmissions. No one wants to touch it for repairs, even the Ford dealership only wants to put a new on in for approximately $6000.00 The class action suit seems to be appropriate since it seems manufacturers have been hiding from obvious problems and just letting the customers who have help keep the in business suffer for the their mishaps not ours.


josh l. said
56 days ago
I have a 2007 ford five hundred awd cvt and my wife was coming to see me when the trans went out good thing none of our kids were with her and she did not get into an accident I want in to


Mandy G. said
56 days ago
I have a 2005 Freestyle and am experiencing the same issues as the rest of you. This is my only vehicle! I have to take my daughter to her doctors appts 45 minutes away at least once per month if not more. I can not afford to pay this outrageous amount of money to have it fixed. I would like to be part of this lawsuit!!


Mandy G. said
56 days ago
I have a 2005 Freestyle and am experiencing the same issues as the rest of you. This is my only vehicle! I have to take my daughter to her doctors appts 45 minutes away at least once per month if not more. I can not afford to pay this outrageous amount of money to have it fixed. I would like to be part of this lawsuit!!


Robert S. said
56 days ago
When I come to a stop in forward gears only the check trans wrench light comes on and there is no throttle responce and after I shut the car down and restart its all good. If I keep the rpms up a little no problems at all. I want in. No one can diagnose this one


Frances P. said
56 days ago
I have a Ford Freestyle 2007. I am having the same issue and was told it would cost $7000 to fix. I have to drive my 2 children and do not consider this safe. I can't afford to fix this. Please add me to this lawsuit!


Gabriel G. said
56 days ago
Well my 05 freestyle is starting to surge, but also and more importantly is the gas mileage. The transmission is not switching gears correctly, and stays at the higher rpm causing the engine to work at a higher load. So I am getting 11-18 mpg. On a v6 3.0. I traded my expedition in for a family vehicle with smaller engine to save gas. I am now spending more in fuel cost. I owe 8000 on this freestyle and this is making me nervous. I rried to add fluids to the Transmission. But guess what. This is the first automatic transmission I heard of that doesn't have a dipstick or place to add fluids. I would really like to know why?. This seems to me FORD deliberately made this vehicle with the thought of failure immenient. So as to get the vehicle back in for repairs, and or replacement. I would also like to be involved in this class action against ford, or if they would replace the vehicle FREE OF CHARGE. Transmission is leaking now.


Dharma r. said
55 days ago
My tranny went out on my 06 freestyle too and i can't replace. Please add me to lawsuit as well


Ruth W. said
55 days ago
I have a 2005 Freestyle. I am experiencing the same failure, ford said it is the transmission and it will cost me 8 to 10,000 dollars. This is my only car. I use this to drive my son to school everyday.


Kimberly H. said
54 days ago
2006 mercury montego started surging. Replaced the throttle body unit.does not surge but starts vibrating car when idle at lights and notice the rpm bounces around.


Veronica S. said
54 days ago
My 2005 Freestyle just broke down with the CVT transmission problem. I got a price from the dealer for 6800.00 not only do I still owe 1600.00 on the car its book value is about 2600.00..... WTF!


Steven J S. said
52 days ago
I bought a 2007 Ford Freestyle Limited new. It sits with. 90,000 miles and a transmission estimated at $7000 to fix/replace. I want in on the lawsuit.


Michelle W. said
52 days ago
I have a 2007 Freestyle. The transmission makes a horrible whining sound when it is started. The other day the wrench light cane on and the car would not move. Had a couple of quotes to get it fixed that was over $5000.00 I would like to be part of the lawsuit.


Cesar F. said
52 days ago
I have a 2005 Mercury Montego Premier AWD with the same issues as many. Unintended surges, transmission whining/grinding with check engine light indicating engine failure at slow speeds. Transmission light comes on in cold weather and car runs terribly till it is restarted (usually after having to drive it 5 or so miles). Purchased car with 96,000 miles and ran well although not used extensively for first 12 months. Vehicle now has 123,000 miles and has been serviced regularly and properly maintained. Ford estimates over $3000 to 'repair" issues.


Cesar F. said
52 days ago
I have a 2005 Mercury Montego Premier AWD with the same issues as many. Unintended surges, transmission whining/grinding with check engine light indicating engine failure at slow speeds. Transmission light comes on in cold weather and car runs terribly till it is restarted (usually after having to drive it 5 or so miles). Purchased car with 96,000 miles and ran well although not used extensively for first 12 months. Vehicle now has 123,000 miles and has been serviced regularly and properly maintained. Ford estimates over $3000 to 'repair" issues.


Teri K. said
51 days ago
I would like to join this lawsuit as well. My 2005 Ford Freestyle has over 200,000 miles on it, all hwy miles. Throttle body was replaced around 90,000. New engine at 118k. Vehicle is well maintained. The transmission has been doing the power surges, it will back up about 500 yards when put in reverse without touching the accelerator. Have almost rear ended people when stopping at lights or signs due to the surge.


Donald S. said
50 days ago
Having problem with the ac on my 2006 Ford Five Hundred. Had several mechanics to look at it, and each one come up with something different. After reading blogs on the internet I am finding that other people are have the same issue with the ac not getting cold while idling, and only gets cold when you are on open road. Ford should recall all Ford Five Hundreds and have this problem resolved.


kassie m. said
48 days ago
Im also having the same transmisson issues makes loud helicopter noise as they would say in park and nutral when gets warnwd up just stops working takes about 10 minutes to get it into drive or reverse and shifts hard like my motor moves so now need new motor mounts and I still owe 4000 single mother of three wish ford would recall this car and help us out you owe us that for all the money we have all spent in numerous repairs and still be put in danger I cant even drive my 2005 ford fivehundred and stuck still oaying for it I have no way to gety children to doctors or any other things they need to do thanks for stealing all that money from us


kassie m. said
48 days ago
Im also having the same transmisson issues makes loud helicopter noise as they would say in park and nutral when gets warnwd up just stops working takes about 10 minutes to get it into drive or reverse and shifts hard like my motor moves so now need new motor mounts and I still owe 4000 single mother of three wish ford would recall this car and help us out you owe us that for all the money we have all spent in numerous repairs and still be put in danger I cant even drive my 2005 ford fivehundred and stuck still oaying for it I have no way to gety children to doctors or any other things they need to do thanks for stealing all that money from us


dan b. said
48 days ago
I am begging to have same transmission problems and have called 5 different dealers and have gotten 5 different answers about transmission servicing and just regular maintenance! I want to be added to this list as I am pretty this is a lemon of a transmission design that Ford should be responsible for !


cindy b. said
47 days ago
i just got mine about a yr ago and it has done nothing but give me problems now the transmission is going bad and i cant aforred and new car


Robin D. said
47 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford Freestyle. We purchased it brand new. It has been babied from the day it we brought it home. It started with a whining sound a few months ago. I took it to my mechanic. He gave me the bad news. He said the transmission would need to be replaced. He couldn't tell me how long it would last but I would indeed have to replace it. I took it to my dealer who said the same thing. They called Ford. The rep said sorry the car is too old. I have only 54,000 miles on it. The repair cost is 5400.00! The dealer would give me a discount and do it for 4900.00. I can't afford the transmission. I ask about trading it in. They said they would only give me 500.00 because they know it has a problem. Help!


Robin D. said
47 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford Freestyle. We purchased it brand new. It has been babied from the day it we brought it home. It started with a whining sound a few months ago. I took it to my mechanic. He gave me the bad news. He said the transmission would need to be replaced. He couldn't tell me how long it would last but I would indeed have to replace it. I took it to my dealer who said the same thing. They called Ford. The rep said sorry the car is too old. I have only 54,000 miles on it. The repair cost is 5400.00! The dealer would give me a discount and do it for 4900.00. I can't afford the transmission. I ask about trading it in. They said they would only give me 500.00 because they know it has a problem. Help!


Robin D. said
47 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford Freestyle. We purchased it brand new. It has been babied from the day it we brought it home. It started with a whining sound a few months ago. I took it to my mechanic. He gave me the bad news. He said the transmission would need to be replaced. He couldn't tell me how long it would last but I would indeed have to replace it. I took it to my dealer who said the same thing. They called Ford. The rep said sorry the car is too old. I have only 54,000 miles on it. The repair cost is 5400.00! The dealer would give me a discount and do it for 4900.00. I can't afford the transmission. I ask about trading it in. They said they would only give me 500.00 because they know it has a problem. Help!


Tina G. said
46 days ago
I have a 2007 ford freestyle, bought it used for 7,800 thinking I was getting a good car. It started surging/ lauching forward or backwards whether in drive or reverse, we cleaned the throttle body and notice it making a growling noise that sounds like a heavy duty truck now. Igotstuck on the access road with it stuck in first gear . My husband did research after taking the car to O'Riellys and being told the transmission was not our only issue, but that there are 17 other RECALLS on my FREESTYLE. I am rather upset and now have no car. We were told that it will cost us 3,000 for a new transmission, but it would only last a few months only to go out again. I will never buy another ford and recomend anyone to buy a ford. Nevermind the fact that I owe 2,600 on a crap car that we can't drive. Ford needs to do the right thing

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Tina G. said
46 days ago
I have a 2007 ford freestyle, bought it used for 7,800 thinking I was getting a good car. It started surging/ lauching forward or backwards whether in drive or reverse, we cleaned the throttle body and notice it making a growling noise that sounds like a heavy duty truck now. Igotstuck on the access road with it stuck in first gear . My husband did research after taking the car to O'Riellys and being told the transmission was not our only issue, but that there are 17 other RECALLS on my FREESTYLE. I am rather upset and now have no car. We were told that it will cost us 3,000 for a new transmission, but it would only last a few months only to go out again. I will never buy another ford and recomend anyone to buy a ford. Nevermind the fact that I owe 2,600 on a crap car that we can't drive. Ford needs to do the right thing

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Kim A. said
46 days ago
I BOUGHT THIS CAR 2 YEARS AGO AND HAD A SUDDEN LOSS OF FORWARD PROPULSION AND DELAYED ACCELERATION ONCE SHORTLY LATER. IT DID NOT REOCCUR UNTIL RECENTLY IT EXPERIENCED CVT TRANSMISSIONS MALFUNCTIONS THREE TIMES WHILE ON A FAMILY VACATION. THIS RESULTED IN A "SUDDEN LOSS OF FORWARD PROPULSION AND DELAYED ACCELERATION" AFTER SLOWING DOWN FOR TRAFFIC FROM CRUZING SPEED AND THEN ATTEMPTING TO REACCELAERATE BACK TO HIGHWAY SPEED. THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT, THE WRENCH LIGHT AND THE TRACTION CONTROL DASH LIGHTS CAME ON AND THE ENGINE EXPERIENCED HIGH RPM'S WITH LITTLE FORWARD MOVEMENT. I TOOK THE PROBLEM TO AN AUTHORIZED FORD DEALER WHO TOLD ME THE CODES WERE P0701 , P0715 , P2765 WHICH INDICATED A CVT TRANSMISSION PROBLEM. IT WOULD COST ABOUT $400.00 TO PULL AND DIAGNOSE THE TRANSMISSION AND ABOUT ANOTHER $5000 TO REPAIR IT BUT THEN THE DEALER TOLD ME THE PARTS ARE OBSOLETE OR NOT AVAILABLE. WHAT IS THE POINT OF ATTEMPTING A REPAIR IF THE PARTS ARE OBSOLTE ? WHY WOULD PARTS BE OBSOLETE AFTER 7 YEARS OF DISCONTINUING PRODUCTION ? IS FORD MAKING EXCUSES SO AS NOT TO HAVE TO WORK ON DEFECTIVE TRANSMISSIONS ? THE SERVICE WRITER ADMITTED THAT IT WAS NOT A GOOD TRANSMISSION FOR FORD. FORD KNEW ABOUT THESE ISSUES AND NEEDS TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEM. THE CAR IS NOT SAFE TO DRIVE.


Wanda E. said
45 days ago
I have a 2005 freesyle. I have the same issues and my battery blow up because the system was overcharging.


Robin H. said
44 days ago
I have a 2006 Freestyle and am having Ac issues, surging in drive and reverse, the engine goes into safe mode, generally while driving and I have to pull over, to restart it. Now having a whining noise coming when started, just had the alternator replaced and I had no warning from the charging system. I've had somewhat bad Fords before but this car is ridiculous, I bought it from a Ford dealer in 2012, I'm now furious they knew of theses issues & still sold it as a premium car. Ford = POS


Donnette J. said
44 days ago
Just got my car back from the dealership who checked evrything ,including transmission.Car stopped in the middle of nowhre , transmission gone, had to Pay a lot of monet to tow it home. Now Ford is telling me its $5100 to replace transmission. No one else will fix it because of lack of parts. 2005 Freestyle


said
43 days ago
Please include me in this lawsuit for the 2005 Ford Freestyle. Having same issues as others.


said
43 days ago
Please include me in this lawsuit for the 2005 Ford Freestyle. Having same issues as others.


said
43 days ago
Please include me in this lawsuit for the 2005 Ford Freestyle. Having same issues as others.


gary w. said
43 days ago
Same things!!!! But worse than some others I've read! mine is jumping, jerking, makes a loud POP! when in reverse. Jumps and jerks when coming to a stop or accelerating. Went into fail safe mode trying to pull out on a busy highway! With both my kids with me!!!! Took to dealer said needed new throttle body, so they changed it. Took a month and i only and the car for a week before this happened. Drove loaners until a few days ago when the dealer called me to come get my car as if it were fixed. I get there and he tells me its still "shuttering" yeah right!!! Tells me it needs a Cadillac converter now.... And now I see this post. Wish I'd have known!!! This car is dangerous for sure! Never again FORD!!!!! (ford freestyle 06) (104000 miles preowned)


gabe l. said
43 days ago
I have a 2006 Freestyle with 115,000 miles, serviced regularly. The transmission fluctuates between 30-35 mph, causing the rpm to jump from 1,000-2,000. The engine then decelerates only to race back up into the 2000 rpm range.


Melissa I. said
42 days ago
My transmission went out on my 2007 freestyle 3 months ago and it is not able to be repaired because nobody (not even Ford) has parts or a transmission. I have been without a car since it happened. As a single mom of 2 kids trying to make ends meet this is not something I am very happy about. At this point if they could fix it it would cost more than the car is worth, and I don't have a ton of extra money to pay for this either. Unbelievable.


VONETTA M. said
41 days ago
I am having pretty all the issues above. I am at a lost, without transportation to work right now. I've only had the car for almost 2 years. Way beyond over it. Please include me also...


John K. said
40 days ago
I have a 2007 Freestyle. It had a terrible noise coming from the transmission. It is in the repair shop with the transmission removed. We are searching for a replacement transmission or a shop to rebuild it.


Patrick C. said
38 days ago
Just bought a used ford fivehundred awd second owner only 1 week later trans goes


Patrick C. said
38 days ago
Just bought a used ford fivehundred awd second owner only 1 week later trans goes


Joanna B. said
38 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford 500 and having issues with the transmission also. It is lunging forward and whining. My husband has a 2005 Freestyle that is making a clunking noise when in park. Both have the CVT transmission.


Joanna B. said
38 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford 500 and having issues with the transmission also. It is lunging forward and whining. My husband has a 2005 Freestyle that is making a clunking noise when in park. Both have the CVT transmission.


Joanna B. said
38 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford 500 and having issues with the transmission also. It is lunging forward and whining. My husband has a 2005 Freestyle that is making a clunking noise when in park. Both have the CVT transmission.


Joanna B. said
38 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford 500 and having issues with the transmission also. It is lunging forward and whining. My husband has a 2005 Freestyle that is making a clunking noise when in park. Both have the CVT transmission.


Joanna B. said
38 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford 500 and having issues with the transmission also. It is lunging forward and whining. My husband has a 2005 Freestyle that is making a clunking noise when in park. Both have the CVT transmission.


Joanna B. said
38 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford 500 and having issues with the transmission also. It is lunging forward and whining. My husband has a 2005 Freestyle that is making a clunking noise when in park. Both have the CVT transmission.


Joanna B. said
38 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford 500 and having issues with the transmission also. It is lunging forward and whining. My husband has a 2005 Freestyle that is making a clunking noise when in park. Both have the CVT transmission.


Joanna B. said
38 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford 500 and having issues with the transmission also. It is lunging forward and whining. My husband has a 2005 Freestyle that is making a clunking noise when in park. Both have the CVT transmission.


Joanna B. said
38 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford 500 and having issues with the transmission also. It is lunging forward and whining. My husband has a 2005 Freestyle that is making a clunking noise when in park. Both have the CVT transmission.


Joanna B. said
38 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford 500 and having issues with the transmission also. It is lunging forward and whining. My husband has a 2005 Freestyle that is making a clunking noise when in park. Both have the CVT transmission.


Joanna B. said
38 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford 500 and having issues with the transmission also. It is lunging forward and whining. My husband has a 2005 Freestyle that is making a clunking noise when in park. Both have the CVT transmission.


Joanna B. said
38 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford 500 and having issues with the transmission also. It is lunging forward and whining. My husband has a 2005 Freestyle that is making a clunking noise when in park. Both have the CVT transmission.


Joanna B. said
38 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford 500 and having issues with the transmission also. It is lunging forward and whining. My husband has a 2005 Freestyle that is making a clunking noise when in park. Both have the CVT transmission.


gabe l. said
37 days ago


tanya b. said
36 days ago
Here is the common input shaft problem with 100% of all ZF / Batavia Ohio cft30 Transmissions explained:
http://etereman.com/blog/ford/the-cft30-understanding-this-ford-cvt-transmission#more-9058


Eduardo S. said
35 days ago
I have a Ford Freestyle. Less than 100,000 miles, but makes a loud noise, loosing power, not responding, at times launches forward. Similar issues to others, MPG has dropped, I need help.


Dawn R. said
34 days ago
I have a 2006 Ford Freestyle that has all the same problems. The car is in the shop now and they want 6392.00 for repairs. My car stalled at a light and would not move after that. I want part in this, I can not afford fixing or buying a new vehicle.Had to have it towed to Ford.


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34 days ago


Gavin B. said
34 days ago
yes we all seem to have the exact same problem mine had a code about the pump inside the transmission (2007 112000 mile pre owned always serviced )


Angela B. said
33 days ago
I have experienced the same thing as every one else. My CVT Trans in my 2005 Ford 500 is not shifting along with surging problems. Very dangerous and I'm afraid I'm going to run into something with the surge issue. I would like to be part of the class action suit as well.


Dale D. said
32 days ago


Crystal B. said
32 days ago
My 2005 Freestyle has been sitting for almost a year because of the transmission problems too. My husband is a mechanic and no one even has the parts to fix the car! We still owe on it and I'm stuck paying for a car I can't even drive.


Susan R. said
32 days ago
I did have the same experience with my 2006 Freestyle at 38,000 miles when my CVT transmission went out. I was stranded on the interstate. Had it towed. It was not a good experience. Someone else mentioned the surging and I had that experience also. Ford did have a recall on on the Throttle Body that was causing that problem


Susan R. said
32 days ago
I did have the same experience with my 2006 Freestyle at 38,000 miles when my CVT transmission went out. I was stranded on the interstate. Had it towed. It was not a good experience. Someone else mentioned the surging and I had that experience also. Ford did have a recall on on the Throttle Body that was causing that problem


lester c. said
31 days ago
i just bought a 2005 ford five hundred at an auction i did test it out but could only drive forward and backwards. when i went to pick the car up the rpm was reeving up but the car was hardly moving. i don't know how to find out if anything has been recalled and fixed i spent all my money to buy this car for my wife and 4 month old son but am afraid i got a lemon. at a stop sign the car hesitates to go. had i researched it better i would have not bought this car. What can i do?


Serena T. said
30 days ago
Last year I bought a 2005 Ford Freestyle from a used car dealership and 3 months later I had to put $1000 work into it because I lost control of the steering and went into the oncoming traffic lane, fortunately no traffic was coming. Now the car is making a loud whining sound whenever I drive it for more than an hour even if I have made stops in between and I cannot afford to purchase another car at this time or pay thousands of dollars to repair it.


Jill M. said
30 days ago
How do I join this suit? Found out today that my 2005 Freestyle with 97k miles on it needs the transmission replaced to the tune of $6500 due to the torque converter failing. I still owe over $3k on it. :(


Craig A. said
29 days ago
2005 Freestyle, bought new. All dealer/factory recommended maintenance performed by certified Ford service personnel. Vehicle now has ~59,000 miles (average of less than 7,000 p/yr). Has been intermittently surging and losing power for almost a year. Have had back to Ford--there are no diagnostic codes to indicate the nature of the problem, and they keep saying they cannot duplicate the problem. I have taken it to non-Ford mechanics and they have performed a number of other maintenance (CVT fluid replacement, complete break, sway bar replacements, fuel system cleaning, and now are recommending fuel pump replacement). So far, nothing has worked. Still surges while under light load, still loses power while in 10-20 mph range, still dangerously unsafe. Ford refuses to even acknowledge that a problem exists. I want to be part of this class action suit. Ford must be held accountable!


Ryan R. said
28 days ago
I have a 2005 Mercury Montego with 66,000 miles on it and the same thing is happening to me. Brought it in and they said the transmission needs to be replaced. A car with 66,000 miles on it should not need a new transmission.


David G. said
28 days ago
I have a 2005 ford fivehundred I bought for my son a couple years ago with 108000. By 109000 I paid the local ford dealer $2900 to rebuild most of the transmission to only be told by the ford mechanic "don't come back crying to me when it fails in 10000 miles ". Guess what less than ten thousand miles and now eh service engine light comes on and the car goes into limp mode if you can shut off the car and manual shift you may get a ways before it starts acting up again. When I had the car respire the first time they couldn't find most of the parts when the ford parts manager would look them up hey would show a shipping date that was into the next year and when they ordered from another dealer sitting on some parts the dealer considered them specialty parts and tagged a premium on them. On top of all that find someone at any tranny shop understanding it is a joke. I was under the impression that car manufacturers had to be able to supply parts for repairs to they're cars for a certain amount of years this thing could soon as we'll be one of those Chinese mopeds you can't fix I'm not happy and I feel I've been hosed by ford and it's dealership in marshall mi.


Mary R. said
28 days ago
$5800 to fix this stinkin car that I am still paying for! What is a poor person to do? Still have to make payments on a car unsafe to drive and cannot afford a new one.


Celeste a. said
27 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford Freestyle it has roughly a hundred seven thousand miles. I bought the car a year ago in the transmission was whining then. I was reassured the car was fine by the dealership that I bought it from. now the car is one extremely loud the wheel bearing is going out the air conditioner clutch fan exploded, in the car has very little power, the total cost of repairs is worth more than the car is. how do I join this lawsuit?


Isabelle G. said
27 days ago
I bought a brand new Mercury Montego 2005, I am the first (only) owner of this car. Now it has less then 80K miles on it and the transmission is blown, The it will cost $ 5002.00 plus labor !!! This is not fair. Manufacturer MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE !!!!


Bryan U. said
26 days ago
2005 Ford Freestyle also has transmission problems as described by others. Estimates on the repair are about $6000 but no one can even tell me if they can get the parts to repair it. FORD should be made to resolve this ongoing issue.


Bryan U. said
26 days ago
2005 Ford Freestyle also has transmission problems as described by others. Estimates on the repair are about $6000 but no one can even tell me if they can get the parts to repair it. FORD should be made to resolve this ongoing issue.


Bryan U. said
26 days ago
2005 Ford Freestyle also has transmission problems as described by others. Estimates on the repair are about $6000 but no one can even tell me if they can get the parts to repair it. FORD should be made to resolve this ongoing issue.


Bryan U. said
26 days ago
2005 Ford Freestyle also has transmission problems as described by others. Estimates on the repair are about $6000 but no one can even tell me if they can get the parts to repair it. FORD should be made to resolve this ongoing issue.


Bryan U. said
26 days ago
Same problem on my 2005 Ford Freestyle and got two estimates for about $6000 each but no one can tell me if they can get the parts.


Gil L. said
26 days ago
2006 Freestyle. Replaced CVT trans at 33,000 miles. Now, 4 years later at 80,000 miles and CVT trans failed again.


Jim W. said
25 days ago
I purchased a 2006 Ford Freestyle with 115k miles in March when it was generally cold, in MN and ND. Throughout the summer on hot days or if I drove more than an hour, the vehicle looses power while the engine revs up. When the cruise control is on and while going up a hill, the car starts to rev up and then jerks intermittently, and I sometimes have to pull off the road and creep over the hill. Every mechanic that's looked at it says its difficult to get parts or a replacement and won't even give me a quote. I haven't taken it to a dealer because it from what I've read, I won't be able to afford the fix. I don't dare drive the vehicle more than the short distance to work and back.


Kathy W. said
25 days ago
I too have a 2007 Freestyle with the CVT transmission. My car started making a whining noise so I took it to the Ford dealership and was told my transmission had failed and they could install a new one for $6500. My car only has 76,000 miles on it and now I'm being held hostage by a car that's not paid for and I'm afraid to drive it.


Dayna W. said
25 days ago
2007 Freestyle with nothing but problems from day 1. Started with surging--almost hit someone when car lurched on time. Discovered it was the throttle body--had to pay to have it taken care of. Next came the AC dying--2 Ford dealerships told me I needed new compressor. My mechanic and I researched problem and found it was a $35 part for compressor. Now we have cold air and definitely no lurching since the tranny went out in the middle of a freeway in rush hour traffic. Definitely a case of F(ound) O(n) R(oad) D(ead). Thanks for nothing Ford!!! Its very sad that they are just ignoring this situation. Is it going to take someone getting killed for them to do a recall? I hope this lawsuit goes somewhere...count me in!


sondra l. said
25 days ago
I have had the same issues with my 2007 freestyle and this is not my first blunder with Ford problem cars, Ford needs to learn to stand behind their products.


sondra l. said
25 days ago
I have had the same issues with my 2007 freestyle and this is not my first blunder with Ford problem cars, Ford needs to learn to stand behind their products.


clinton M. said
25 days ago
I just bought a 2007 with 106,000 and transmission has already went out. Cant afford to repair and no warranty.


lemario l. said
25 days ago
I purchased a 2006 Ford Freestyle last month and I am having problems out of the transmission. While riding on the highway with me and my family the vehicle loses power while the RPMs rev up. I have to immediately throw the gear in neutral and turn the car off and back on to get it to rest while driving. Very dangerous and the car only has 140,000 miles on it. I have talked with the dealer and they admitted it was a known problem with this model but only offer to put a new one in for 7000 dollars. I am completely out of money after making this purchase and I feel there should be some type of recall giving the same issue s across the country with this vehicle.


John K. said
25 days ago
I have a loud transmisssion noise in my 07 Freestyle.


darlene s. said
24 days ago
I have 2006 with 91,000 miles have the same problems. ac all warning lights keep coming on throttle body stuck


darlene s. said
24 days ago
I have 2006 with 91,000 miles have the same problems. ac all warning lights keep coming on throttle body stuck


Dustin V. said
23 days ago
05 FORD 500 Whining tranny issue, too expensive to fix.


said
23 days ago
Already replaced mine and still experiencinallisonbergert@yahoo


tim b. said
23 days ago
06 freestyle with whining noise in park told needs transmission


Deborah W. said
23 days ago
My 2007 Ford Freestyle has had so many issues with the CVT. I had one transmission replaced which cost me around 1500 AFTER Ford said they would pay for it. Multiple times I have had the surgeing and the stalling, and Ford "fixed" it. SO many issues with this car I can't afford to pay to get it fixed. As a single working mother I needed a vehicle. So now, I have a useless piece of crap that will now be on my record as a reposession AND I will still have to pay for it! Unbelieveable. Ford needs to stand behind it's product!!!!!!!!! I want to be in on this law suit!!!


Michelle T. said
23 days ago


Beth L. said
22 days ago
I am having same issue. I have replaced the transmission 3 times. The ac system has also been replaced twice. I had the lunging forward issue. Now that I replaced the transmission, it doesn't lunge forward but does an aweful whine. In addition there is an electric shoet type sound from the dash after turning off key.


Beth L. said
22 days ago
I am having same issue. I have replaced the transmission 3 times. The ac system has also been replaced twice. I had the lunging forward issue. Now that I replaced the transmission, it doesn't lunge forward but does an aweful whine. In addition there is an electric shoet type sound from the dash after turning off key.


Lorena K. said
22 days ago
2007 freestyle and adds 80,000 miles the same noise sounding like a helicopter while in idle. Took it in and they did replace the transmission after trying to just fix the old one at the dealership. My husband insisted that the new transmission have a warranty on it so thankfully we did get that. After receiving the car out of 8 months it was in the shop 3 more times for a total of 3 months while be replaced one transmission after another totaling 3 transmissions that were put into the car.the warranty will be expiring soon and I am scared that it will happen again. I would also like to be part of the suit.


Lorena K. said
22 days ago
2007 freestyle and adds 80,000 miles the same noise sounding like a helicopter while in idle. Took it in and they did replace the transmission after trying to just fix the old one at the dealership. My husband insisted that the new transmission have a warranty on it so thankfully we did get that. After receiving the car out of 8 months it was in the shop 3 more times for a total of 3 months while be replaced one transmission after another totaling 3 transmissions that were put into the car.the warranty will be expiring soon and I am scared that it will happen again. I would also like to be part of the suit.


said
22 days ago
I have currently had 3 People look at my vehicles transmission, that I still currently owe on, might I add, and I was told by all of them, that no one knows how to rebuild these CVT transmissions, or work on them. They have to be totally be replaced.


Jon F. said
21 days ago
2005 Ford Freestyle, 189k miles, the transmission finally failed completely. Ford dealers have been ignorant on the transmission, how to due maintenance and or repair any issues since I purchased the car in 05.


Michelle T. said
21 days ago


mildred t. said
21 days ago
yes I have a ford five hundred. i am having the same problems.


Manuel z. said
20 days ago
2005 ford fivehundred, add my name to Suit


ashley b. said
20 days ago
I ALSO HAVE A FORD FREESTYLE WITH A BAD TRANSMISSION.
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED IN THIS SUITE?


ashley b. said
20 days ago
laddhandford in Lebanon PA sold me this car i took it back many times while it was still under warranty because i noticed something wrong with the transmission they claim they checked it out and its fine. its not it is currently sitting because it no longer moves how the hell is it fine, now the warrenty is out and Garry at landhanford says your screwed how can they sell a car thats unsafe?? help please


Kenneth C. said
19 days ago
I am experiencing the same problems with my 2007 Ford Freestyle , I have paid money for brake repair and a broken transmission mount . After letting the engine idle with the air conditioner on , once put into drive it surges forward , then the engine cuts off . Not only that , the gas mileage in city driving is horrible . I thought I had bought a nice vehicle , but it seems it is becoming a piece of junk !


Kenneth C. said
19 days ago
I am experiencing the same problems with my 2007 Ford Freestyle , I have paid money for brake repair and a broken transmission mount . After letting the engine idle with the air conditioner on , once put into drive it surges forward , then the engine cuts off . Not only that , the gas mileage in city driving is horrible . I thought I had bought a nice vehicle , but it seems it is becoming a piece of junk !


Altamar K. said
19 days ago
I have a 2005 Ford 500 same problem at the wrong time. Add me in.


jennifer m. said
19 days ago
I financed a 2007 ford freestyle last August 2013. In the middle of October my transmission went. I brought my car to a ford dealership because the dealership I got the car from said that they couldn't help me. The warrenty that I had covered the transmission, I still had to pay for the diagnostic fees. I got my car back a few weeks later, I was told it was all set. I picked it up and I didn't even drive a mile down the road from the dealership and the transmission went again. I would like to be included in this lawsuit.


richard p. said
19 days ago


richard p. said
18 days ago
2007 Freestyle same noise tin park and natural goes away in drive or reverse with foot on brake comes back when moving . please advise of progress on law suit and include Cant wait to long for ford to step up when I took to dealer thay said only heard that sound one other time and don't know what it is 89.00 to make bring it in to find out .


Adrian B. said
18 days ago
I purchased a previously owned 2007 Ford Freestyle in 2010 from a Ford Dealership. Shortly after the service agreement expired, the vehicle began to generate a whirring sound when the car was started and prior to placing it in gear. I took my Freestyle to our local Ford dealership and they informed me that the problem was likely a bushing in the transmission and could only be remedied by replacing the entire transmission at of cost of approximately $7,000. Although I complained vigorously to the Service Manager at the dealership, he stated that he could not provide any other options other than a full transmission replacement. He also implied that securing a new transmssion could be difficult or potentially impossible. Seemingly embarrassed by the situration, the dealership waived the service fee to examine the vehicle. Upon receiving the paperwork from the dealership for examination of the Freestyle, they conveniently excluded any reference to the proposed repair work or the $7,000 estimate mentioned during our conversations.


nick b. said
17 days ago
have a 2005 ford freestyle. stabilizer engine mount between engine and transmission failed causing engine acceleration surge and possible accident


Jennifer S. said
17 days ago
My 2006 Ford Freestyle stopped accelerating in the middle lane of 8 85 last night with my 3 kids in the car. I barely had time to get over before an accident would of happn because my car would not move. My oldest daughter was scared and shaken. And I see numerous of people saying throttle issues.


Jennifer S. said
17 days ago
My 2006 Ford Freestyle stopped accelerating in the middle lane of 8 85 last night with my 3 kids in the car. I barely had time to get over before an accident would of happn because my car would not move. My oldest daughter was scared and shaken. And I see numerous of people saying throttle issues.


halroyd c. said
17 days ago
having same problems acceleration, noise , check engene lights last week while driving car stoped moving then shuddering rough vibration noise had to shut off car and restart was able to get back home its sitting outside now havent moved it since .


halroyd c. said
17 days ago
having same problems acceleration, noise , check engene lights last week while driving car stoped moving then shuddering rough vibration noise had to shut off car and restart was able to get back home its sitting outside now havent moved it since .


halroyd c. said
17 days ago
having same problems acceleration, noise , check engene lights last week while driving car stoped moving then shuddering rough vibration noise had to shut off car and restart was able to get back home its sitting outside now havent moved it since .


Cari J. said
16 days ago
I have a 2005 Freestyle, having the same transmission issues. Was told that it would be about $9,000 to fix the issue. Would like to be part of this claim


Della R. said
16 days ago
I too, have had many problems with the transmission in my 2006 Ford Freestyle for as long as I have owned it, about3-4 years now. It feels like it is slipping and will lunge forward when pulling out from a stop and also when backing it will lunge backwards after I put in reverse. I have almost hit people many times over this lungeing forward and backward as I never know when this transmission will lunge forward or backward. I have had it in the shop to have the transmission checked out and no one has yet to fix the problem and say that they cannot find the problem. I feel that it could be that these technicians have no experience with these transmissions and do not know how to fix them thereby saying they cannot find the problem. What a shame!! This transmission slips and lunges all the time to where I am afraid to drive my only car! Here is what I will say, if I hit, injure, or God forbid, kill someone over these problems with this transmission that Ford Service Centers are avoiding to fix, I will put forth one big lawsuit on all that has known of my transmission problems, including FORD, get the news media involved of my transmission problems and hope that FORD will learn a lesson from all this. Why does someone have to be injured before FORD will act upon it's transmission problems for the Ford Freestyle?? I want in on this law suit and I would like to speak to an attorney about this to force FORD to cooperate before someone gets killed, including me or my children!!!


Anthony C. said
16 days ago
I have the same problem with my Freestyle. This is the second go round with this car! The first trans went out on me in Glasgow Ky the car only had 43,000 miles on it, I caught hell getting my car fixed it took 6 weeks to get back. That was in 2007. Now it has done it again luckily I put over 200k on it! Ford knew that this was a problem back then! I don't have 5k to put in it! I want in on the lawsuit!


Anthony C. said
16 days ago
I have the same problem with my Freestyle. This is the second go round with this car! The first trans went out on me in Glasgow Ky the car only had 43,000 miles on it, I caught hell getting my car fixed it took 6 weeks to get back. That was in 2007. Now it has done it again luckily I put over 200k on it! Ford knew that this was a problem back then! I don't have 5k to put in it! I want in on the lawsuit!


Anthony C. said
15 days ago
I have the same problem with my Freestyle. This is the second go round with this car! The first trans went out on me in Glasgow Ky the car only had 43,000 miles on it, I caught hell getting my car fixed it took 6 weeks to get back. That was in 2007. Now it has done it again luckily I put over 200k on it! Ford knew that this was a problem back then! I don't have 5k to put in it! I want in on the lawsuit!


Anthony C. said
15 days ago
I have the same problem with my Freestyle. This is the second go round with this car! The first trans went out on me in Glasgow Ky the car only had 43,000 miles on it, I caught hell getting my car fixed it took 6 weeks to get back. That was in 2007. Now it has done it again luckily I put over 200k on it! Ford knew that this was a problem back then! I don't have 5k to put in it! I want in on the lawsuit!


Patrick M. said
15 days ago
My wife and I just purchased a 2005 Ford Freestyle from Pilgrim Motors in North Kingstown, RI 66 days ago with our last little bit of money. We wanted a car that would fit our whole family (2 adults and 4 children) and this car had a 3rd row seat which appealed to us. Now the wrench light and check engine light is on and has very little forward propulsion, will not switch of first gear. We use our car for our job and now we have no income coming in cuz we have no vehicle. We live paycheck to paycheck. I have left several msgs with the dealership as I believe they should have known about these issues and should have never sold the car to me in the first place. Of course noone has yet to call me back. We would like in on this lawsuit please.


James R. said
15 days ago
I decided to see if there is a recall for this. I have a 2005 Ford Freeestyle with only 130000 miles on it and the transmission is failing. Minimum cost to replace is 6000, the car isn't worth that. We just got out of bankruptcy when our business failed in the recession. We won't be able to get a loan for a new car. Please let me know what I need to do, Ford should have recalled these problems. No wonder they stopped making Freestyles.


Anthony H. said
14 days ago
I am Having the same issue with my 2006 ford 500. How do i join in the lawsuit.


ANTHONY H. said
14 days ago
How do I join this lawsuit? My 2006 Five hundred has the same problem.


ANTHONY H. said
14 days ago
How do I join this lawsuit? My 2006 Five hundred has the same problem.


ANTHONY H. said
14 days ago
How do I join this lawsuit? My 2006 Five hundred has the same problem.


ANTHONY H. said
14 days ago
How do I join this lawsuit? My 2006 Five hundred has the same problem.


ANTHONY H. said
14 days ago
How do I join this lawsuit? My 2006 Five hundred has the same problem.


ANTHONY H. said
14 days ago
How do I join this lawsuit? My 2006 Five hundred has the same problem.


ANTHONY H. said
14 days ago
How do I join this lawsuit? My 2006 Five hundred has the same problem.


ANTHONY H. said
14 days ago
How do I join this lawsuit? My 2006 Five hundred has the same problem.


ANTHONY H. said
14 days ago
How do I join this lawsuit? My 2006 Five hundred has the same problem.


ANTHONY H. said
14 days ago
How do I join this lawsuit? My 2006 Five hundred has the same problem.


ANTHONY H. said
14 days ago
How do I join this lawsuit? My 2006 Five hundred has the same problem.


ANTHONY H. said
14 days ago
How do I join this lawsuit? My 2006 Five hundred has the same problem.


Meredith D. said
14 days ago
My 2005 Freestyle has the same problem. How do I join this lawsuit?


Dyanna F. said
14 days ago
Purchased a 2006 Ford Freestyle in 2013. Since then, I have replaced 2 throttle bodies, the dealership stating that the throttle body is a common problem in this vehicle yet Ford will take no action to fix it even though they are quite aware of it, and last week, while traveling on I-4, going 70mph, the car just stopped accelerating. This caused me to have to maneuver the two right lanes, swerving not to hit another vehicle to finally stopping on the shoulder. When I think about now, it gives me chills, I could have been killed along with the several cars I had to get through and the several behind me that had to brake quickly to avoid hitting my vehicle. Ford says it will cost $5000 to fix. And the service advisor advised me to get rid of it because she guarantees this will happen again and that the car is worthless. Wish I would've had that kind of honesty when I purchased it. I've never had such problems with a car. Also, I had to replace the complete ac a few months after I bought it even though I was assured that the car had a new ac. What a shame.


Charles W. said
14 days ago
I have a 2005 Ford Five hundred with 154000 that my daughter (college student)drives and recently the cars cvt transmission has started making a whiny noise. I'm afraid its going to get my daughter stranded or worse.


Robert S. said
13 days ago
Yes while at idle in drive the trans does not respond to throttle and the check trans wrench comes on and limp mode starts in my 2005 ford freestyle I cannot figure it out help.


Robert S. said
13 days ago
Yes while at idle in drive the trans does not respond to throttle and the check trans wrench comes on and limp mode starts in my 2005 ford freestyle I cannot figure it out help.


Robert S. said
13 days ago
Yes while at idle in drive the trans does not respond to throttle and the check trans wrench comes on and limp mode starts in my 2005 ford freestyle I cannot figure it out help.


Barb S. said
13 days ago
Bought a 2006 brand new, around 91000 miles. Took car to dealer was told 7,000 for a rebuilt transmission. Talked to an independent transmission person and they would not even look at the car due to the problems.


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Melissa K. said
13 days ago
I have a 2005 Mercury Montego which I purchased 4 years ago from an official Ford Dealership. As a widow with two sons, I needed a reliable and well built car. Last evening I was driving in rush hour traffic on a very busy 6 lane boulevard when suddenly my car stopped, Engine fail safe mode and a wrench light lit up. I and many others were almost killed. Thank God no one was hurt. I immediately put on my hazard lights and being alone, I did not know what to do. The car was slowly cruising but not actually running. I had to make a rash decision before the next wave of traffic would start rapidly come towards my car, they were held at a red light, ready to change in minutes. I coasted my car over 5 lanes and was lucky enough to pull into an industrial business. I sat there for a moment, turned the car off and just pondered....what if...I could not be typing this right now & my sons would be orphans. I cried for a bit, started the car back up, it started with no problems. I am scared to death to get behind the wheel of that car or any car at this moment because I had never experienced anything that has been so near death if I didn't have a guardian angel on my shoulder as well as the common sense to get my vehicle, myself out of harms way so I didn't get killed and others on the road could have been harmed or killed as well. I went into a panic mode and took the risk to coast and land in a private industrial drive way. I am so second traumatized. I am only the second owner and the Ford dealership from which I purchased this car with Carfax report and aggressively suggested as the car being the best vehicle for me & my sons in now closed down. I had already taken my car to a different Official Ford dealership after receiving a letter from Ford &stating a minor part was faulty and had to be replaced, in which it was at no cost to me. What else does Ford know that they are not telling us? I now have a fear of driving period. I saw my live flash before my eyes & frightened that my life as my sons' lives will be in danger, I am having severe panic attacks. I as a widowed mom, do not make enough money to have this problem addressed and fixed, nor do I have any funds to purchase a new car. I trusted in The Official Dealership in guiding me in the right direction. Did they know at the time? Is making money for Ford more important than our lives? Hidden know problems seems like our lives are meaningless and no value to Ford. One more moment and I wouldn't be here.....that's what just keeps rewinding in my headed. My mind is crippled with the fear that I am going to be killed on the road and my sons won't have anyone, they already lost their father and I he to be able to drive to work for a living, but I had a wake up call last evening. Is even going to work putting my life in danger. I don't want to leave me home now after that horrible incident and reading all these posts. I am glad that everyone whom commented are safe.


Joyce T. said
13 days ago
I traded in my 2006 Ford Freestyle Ltd because I was so paranoid about having transmission and throttle problems. I loved my car and it had only 84k miles on it. Didn't want to take the chance of being stranded somewhere. I will never buy Ford again. I think CVT tran is just a problem but at least Nissan has doubled their warranty on their cars for it. http://www.nissanassist.com/faqs.php?menu=3


Joyce T. said
13 days ago
I traded in my 2006 Ford Freestyle Ltd because I was so paranoid about having transmission and throttle problems. I loved my car and it had only 84k miles on it. Didn't want to take the chance of being stranded somewhere. I will never buy Ford again. I think CVT tran is just a problem but at least Nissan has doubled their warranty on their cars for it. http://www.nissanassist.com/faqs.php?menu=3


Gustavo Z. said
12 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford Freestyle Ltd with similar problems. When you put it on gear, it accelerates. It turns off on curves or when you're about to stop. Please add me to this suit.


Gustavo Z. said
12 days ago
I have a 2007 Ford Freestyle Ltd with similar problems. When you put it on gear, it accelerates. It turns off on curves or when you're about to stop. Please add me to this suit.


Thomas B. said
12 days ago
I bought a 2005 Freestyle with 82K miles for $8,000 in Feb. 2014. The Carfax report stated that the CVT transmission was replaced at 30K miles. We figured that we were safe because the repair had been done already. At 87,500 miles, the check transmission and check engine lights are now on. Ford service did a $117. diagnostic and says that a rebuilt transmission with 3 year warranty is recommended for $6,400. This car has no trade-in value. I'm about to scrap it for $300. I have brand new Goodyear Tires on the rear that cost me over $300 in August! I'd like to be part of the class action. Please contact me at any time with details on that case.


luis f. said
11 days ago
I bought a 2005 Ford Freestyle, the transmission was already repaired so I thought there will be no more problems. But now the check engine light is turned on. I took the car to a Ford dealer and I was told that the transmission has to be replaced, and it cost more than $4,000. I want to be part of this class action, so please contact me.


Kim P. said
10 days ago
Bought a 2005 Freestyle in 06 with 10,000 miles. At 61,000 in 10/2011 the transmission was replaced with a 3 yr warranty. Warranty just ended, fingers crossed. In 7/13 replaced throttlebody and air condition compressor. So much money spent. There are so many of us with issues, it's just not right.





Bradley C. said
9 days ago
2006 Freestyle. Transmission seems to be failing. This vehicle has been serviced at the dealer since purchase.
What can we do?


Cynthia H. said
8 days ago
We too have a 2006 Ford Freestyle AWD. Driving homebtoday the transmission completely failed. Had it towed to a reputable repair place. Will find out the damages soon. Certainly not optimistic after reading some of these. We still owe $6000 on this car. The torque converter was replaced by dealer shortly after we purchased it 3 years ago. Please add me to this suit.


Cynthia H. said
8 days ago
We too have a 2006 Ford Freestyle AWD. Driving homebtoday the transmission completely failed. Had it towed to a reputable repair place. Will find out the damages soon. Certainly not optimistic after reading some of these. We still owe $6000 on this car. The torque converter was replaced by dealer shortly after we purchased it 3 years ago. Please add me to this suit.


Della R. said
7 days ago
For the love of a peaceful mind, why hasn't FORD had a recall on this lunging backwards and forward and the air conditioner problems???????? Are they going to wait until someone files a lawsuit on personal injury before they take corrective actions? I have a 2006 and I am having severe problems with the lunging forward and backwards and with my air conditioner. I have almost hit children because of these lunging problems and FORD must be held accountable! Isn't there a Lawyer out there that can do a class action suit or even a private lawsuit against FORD for overlooking these problems? I am not the only one complaining about problems with Ford Freestyle, Come on Lawyers, You guys know what needs to be done!!!! and before someone gets killed!


Della R. said
7 days ago
For the love of a peaceful mind, why hasn't FORD had a recall on this lunging backwards and forward and the air conditioner problems???????? Are they going to wait until someone files a lawsuit on personal injury before they take corrective actions? I have a 2006 and I am having severe problems with the lunging forward and backwards and with my air conditioner. I have almost hit children because of these lunging problems and FORD must be held accountable! Isn't there a Lawyer out there that can do a class action suit or even a private lawsuit against FORD for overlooking these problems? I am not the only one complaining about problems with Ford Freestyle, Come on Lawyers, You guys know what needs to be done!!!! and before someone gets killed!


Della R. said
7 days ago
For the love of a peaceful mind, why hasn't FORD had a recall on this lunging backwards and forward and the air conditioner problems???????? Are they going to wait until someone files a lawsuit on personal injury before they take corrective actions? I have a 2006 and I am having severe problems with the lunging forward and backwards and with my air conditioner. I have almost hit children because of these lunging problems and FORD must be held accountable! Isn't there a Lawyer out there that can do a class action suit or even a private lawsuit against FORD for overlooking these problems? I am not the only one complaining about problems with Ford Freestyle, Come on Lawyers, You guys know what needs to be done!!!! and before someone gets killed!


Melanie K. said
7 days ago
Have a 2007 Freestyle. Purchased new. Car very sluggish when trying to accelerate into traffic and will stall and error lights come on. Starting to charge gears hard and surge at times. Worse when using cruise control. Car has been to dealer several times and put on computer. Never diagnose anything but charge me $150. Had private mechanic diagnose he got throttle errors and said car is driving like transmission getting bad. Says to get rid of car or expect an 8k repair. Great.


Heather K. said
7 days ago
My ford freestyle has experienced significant loss of power then back to normal. It lurches froward when stopping and is unpredictable!


Melody F. said
6 days ago
My 2006 Ford Freestyle which we bought used 2 years ago does the very same thing. It will slow down and make lurching movements and then we have to pull over, turn it off and wait about 10-15 minutes and then it starts up and goes again just fine until the next time. There is no telling when it will do this and we travel on the highway all of the time. This could be really dangerous and I wish they would address the problems!!!


April G. said
5 days ago
We had the same issues with our 2006 Ford Freestyle. Was told by Ford themselves that there was no replacements or work around for this transmission problem. We virtually had a very expensive paperweight. We had to do a volunteer repo because nobody would even give us anything for it. I want in on the class action suit! Ruined my credit and had to eat 8500.00 for this piece of junk!


Katie A. said
5 days ago
2006 and experiencing same issues with AC and transmission as well as sunroof leaking.


Shonna C. said
4 days ago
I have a 2006 Ford Freestyle. It has a little over 120,000 k on it. I am now having to replace the CVT transmission due to a horrible sound coming from it. The Ford dealership said that the bearing has gone out in the transmission. They are going to charge me 6k if I buy a new transmission and they install it and 12k if they have to buy it plus labor! This is rediculous to say the least! And forget trying to fix it yourself! The whole front frame has to be dropped and the motor held in place....it's very dangerous to do! Luckily my husband is a mechanic with the proper tools! I love the looks and the room I have in it but all the problems with this vehicle are just insane!


Pedro m. said
4 days ago
yes same issue 2006 freestyle 147700
Whay can't they fix what they sell to make affordable solution (ford dealer only offer new expensive replacement trans)no choice.but complaim


Pedro m. said
4 days ago
yes same issue 2006 freestyle 147700
Whay can't they fix what they sell to make affordable solution (ford dealer only offer new expensive replacement trans)no choice.but complaim


Michael W. said
3 days ago
I purchased and still own a 2007 Freestyle used in June 2009. I have experienced numerous transmisson problems with the vehicle such as the surging, lunging, loss of power, wrench light, dash lights and repair costs, estimates and the associated inconvenience as described by others listed in this class action and posts.


Judy P. said
2 days ago
This is a 2006 model. It is running "very Lean" accordingly to our trusted mechanic. It was doing the surging & lunging; that has been solved. One of motor mounts was bad. This one has just over 128k miles.


Lisa T. said
2 days ago
I have a 2005 Ford Freestyle and now I need to replace the transmission as well. I have had to replace the drive shaft already for thousands of dollars. I would like to be included in this lawsuit. It has 180000miles but have been having problems with repair costs from the very beginning. I have had the surging and lunging problems and also loss of power problems.


Freedom F. said
1 days ago
I have a 2007 Freestyle. Just purchased from a dealer about 5 months ago. Started loosing power and lunging forward. After a few weeks of that, started the loud helicopter sound. I have a monthly payment on the car single dad of 3 kids, repair estimated at over $6k, I bought a Cornerstone warranty, Ford dealer telling me that will only cost 2500.00... I'm at a complete loss.


Renee M. said
22 hours ago
We are having the same problems with our 2007Freestyle. I paid a few thousand in front end bodywork. Paid for fluid change. Skipped the 6000.00 new transmission. Took it in today nd they quoted over 1000.00 in misc to fix the new slipping issue. Just a nightmare.


simon a. said
7 hours ago
I am having the same problem for my.2005 freestar

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