Car Will Not Start Problems of Ford Freestyle

Ford Freestyle owners have reported 3 problems related to car will not start (under the electrical system category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Ford Freestyle based on all problems reported for the Freestyle.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2006 Ford Freestyle 1
Failure Date: 04/07/2012

The contact owns a 2006 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated that the vehicle suddendly accelerated without any warnings. The contact mentioned that the vehicle would fail to start if the a/c was on. The contact had to power the vehicle off and restarted it multiple times but the failure recurred. The vehicle was to be inspected, diagnosed and repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

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car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2006 Ford Freestyle 2
Failure Date: 07/22/2011

Trying to park my car in a crowded parking lot, the car suddenly surged forward and then stalled. I tried to restart the car and it would not start. I waited a minute, turned off the radio, a/c, etc and then was able to restart. I have had a similar problem on two other occasions since.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2005 Ford Freestyle 3
Failure Date: 12/25/2006

My 2005 Ford Freestyle was purchased used, under factory warranty in may of 2006. Since that time it has been in the shop eight times for the same problem. It started right after the purchase of the vehicle. After the car had been parked and the engine turned off, when trying to restart the vehicle it would click when the key was turned but not start. It would take two or three tries to get the car to start. The dealer was unable to determine the problem. Then after the car would not start on the first try, when it did start the oil light was on, the parking brake light was on, the back-up lights were on when the car was in drive, the left blinker light was on and could not be turned off, the air conditioner would not work and once the car was turned off the battery would drain and the car would not start. The dealership witnessed the problem on multiple occasions, had someone from corporate come down to work on the car and it seemed fine for about two months. Then on christmas morning we started the car and the same thing happened. It was towed to the dealership and they replaced the battery but were unable to duplicate the problem. They are now flying in a "technical engineer" to work on the car.

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