Transmission Noise Problems of Ford Freestyle
Ford Freestyle owners have reported 41 problems related to transmission noise (under the power train category).
#1 - Transmission Noise problem of the 2006 Ford Freestyle
The vehicle involved was a 2006 Ford Freestyle. My car was making a strange noise in park, when put into drive the noise would stop. Sounded like a airplane while idleing. When I asked to have it checked while having oil changed, was told it was transmission noise and due to cvt transmission and will not effect the performance of transmission until I feel it slipping gears. Have seen that Ford has had this problem with this vechile and wonder why they haven't stood behind their product and repaired this issue. I am a widowed mom and don't have thousands of dollars lying around to have this fixed. Bought this vechile for being able to help transport my sons boy scout troop to their events and afraid to do so with concern of braking down this scouts in my car. Wish they would fix this issue so customers would not put out pocket to fix, they know the problem exists fix it. This transmission noise issue occurred 07/22/13.
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#2 - Transmission Noise problem of the 2007 Ford Freestyle
Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1FMDK02197_. The reporting person's vehicle is a 2007 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated that while traveling various speeds, he heard a loud noise as the vehicle suddenly stalled. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was found that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 100,700. The failure date was 05/01/2012.
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#3 - Transmission Noise problem of the 2005 Ford Freestyle
Consumer owns a 2005 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle exhibited an abnormal noise. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis and the contact was informed that the transmission would need to be replaced. The vehicle was taken to several independent mechanics, all of which confirmed that the transmission would need to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 163,000. This problem occurred on Aug. 8, 2013.
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#4 - Transmission Noise problem of the 2005 Ford Freestyle
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. Thanks. This transmission noise issue occurred Tuesday, October 13, 2009.
#5 - Transmission Noise problem of the 2006 Ford Freestyle
The vehicle involved is a 2006 Ford Freestyle. VIN of the vehicle was 1FMDK06186_. The vehicle makes a lound rumbling noise at low speed. Dealer (lindsay Ford of silver spring, MD) has had the car for 2 days and did not diagnose or repair. Tech says it's because of transmission going bad but they are not sure. They say they are unable to provide parts or service and car may break down anytime. This transmission noise problem happened on 06/17/2013.
#6 - Transmission Noise problem of the 2005 Ford Freestyle
Tl- the vehicle involved is a 2005 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated that the transmission exhibited an abnormal noise. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who stated that the transmission was failing and continued use would cause it to seize. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000. The VIN was not available. Kmj. The failure date was Jun. 7, 2013.
#7 - Transmission Noise problem of the 2005 Ford Freestyle
The VIN of the car is 1FMZK01115_. My 2005 Ford Freestyle is making a helicopter noise Ford dealer said it will need a replacement for 7000 dollars wtf . I can see that this same thing is happening to thousands for Freestyle owners with no recall from Ford don't they stand by their products anymore . This is a defect Ford should replace the transmission on their dime not mine. Please help!!!. This transmission noise issue occurred 06/10/13.
#8 - Transmission Noise problem of the 2007 Ford Freestyle
The reporting person's vehicle is a 2007 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated that while driving approximately 20 mph, there was a clanking noise. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician stated the transmission would have to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 100,506. The failure date was Nov. 15, 2012.
#9 - Transmission Noise problem of the 2007 Ford Freestyle
The car involved is a 2007 Ford Freestyle. The VIN of the problem Freestyle is 1FMDK02117_. After enduring a summer filled with the typical surging issue, the transmission started making a light grinding sound in park and neutral. Come December 2012, I received a recall notice from Ford concerning the throttle body issue, and in January 2013 took it in for the recall service. About a week later, the cvt transmission's grinding noise had gotten worse, so I took it into the Ford dealer here in town and they said I needed a new transmission to the tune of over $6000. Needless to say, I do not have $6000 to put into a 6 year old car that I still owe $8000 on (bought it in 2010). I've had tires last longer than this transmission, which is currently at 62,000 miles. Unthinkable that Ford has produced such a flawed major component like a transmission, and not stood behind it, or supplies parts for it. I am livid, and after owning Fords for over 30 years I have no idea what I will get next. I feel like I've been taken advantage of, and this Freestyle is indeed a lemon. The car is unsafe to drive, and the cost to repair is not in line with the taurus x of 2008 which they introduced a transmission that actually worked. It was July 11, 2012 when this transmission noise issue occurred.
#10 - Transmission Noise problem of the 2007 Ford Freestyle
The vehicle involved is a 2007 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated that a loud noise was emitted from the transmission and the vehicle erroneously accelerated after being placed in drive. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic who stated that the cvt transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 79,102. The VIN was unknown. This transmission noise problem happened on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012.
#11 - Transmission Noise problem of the 2006 Ford Freestyle
The vehicle involved is a 2006 Ford Freestyle. The VIN of the car is 1FMDK06196_. I pulled into my garage, placed the car in park, turned it off, returned in 30 minutes, started right up, placed transmission in reverse, heard and felt a large bang, whining noise from engine, wrench light came on, that was the last time I drove it. I had it towed to a shop, replaced the computer, recoded, reflashed, nothing worked. I was told it needs a new transmission. New transmission estimate is $7000. 00. . . Ford should be held accountable for a flawed design. . . I was fortunate in that my transmission failed in my garage, others were not so lucky. Please dont wait until someone's family is killed before you force a much needed recall on some seriously bad research and development. This issue happened on May 7, 2011.
#12 - Transmission Noise problem of the 2005 Ford Freestyle
The vehicle involved was a 2005 Ford Freestyle. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1FMZK051X5_. The day I bought me car there was problems. The front passanger side was soak with water ands the dealerships response was to use the heating system to dry it. The car had a high pitch noise and the gears seemed to be tight. If my foot was not on the brake even on an up hill climb the car would roll forward. When I excelerate it reves very high and did not drop much and when you take your foot off the gas it plummets. At about odometer 129689 my car started to sound like a mack truck and it increase it noise level. I was told I need to replace the transmission and it is a special transmission. . . One of a kind so a used one will run about 2500, a brand new one from Ford will cost around $5k and that does not include labor. Also to rebuild the one you have will cost you because they have to buy another use transmission from another Freestyle and then combine the 2. My odometer is at 136701 today my car is still running somewhat but any day it will explode and die. Trust me Ford is well aware of the problem(s) and will not recall the part(s) unless someone gets hurt or is killed. I will never buy another Ford! they have lost me as a supporter! they only make junk cars or lemons. I wish I realized at the time of purchase that it was a lemon and transmission was already bad. The Ford dealership knew and sold it to me with a smile. I had them fix one thing and they said they will fix that part and there was nothing else? why would they sell a damage car? if you have a Freestyle get rid of it if you can!!!! Ford does not take pride in their workmanship nor stand behind their product. It was Saturday, April 10, 2010 when this transmission noise issue occurred.
#13 - Transmission Noise problem of the 2007 Ford Freestyle
The vehicle is a 2007 Ford Freestyle. The VIN of this vehicle was 1FMDK05157_. Last year my car just stopped running, we thought it was the alternator so we put a new one in. That worked for a little while, but the humming noise returned and has gotten louder. Upon further investigation into the car it is in the transmission part. It is quiet as long as it is not going down the road. As soon as you get any speed it whines terrible. It is so loud you can hear it over large equipment running. This is the second vehicle I have purchased from Ford with the same failure. It needs to be recalled like the other transmissions. The failure date was Thu., Jul. 28, 2011.
#14 - Transmission Noise problem of the 2005 Ford Freestyle
The car involved was a 2005 Ford Freestyle. The car had been making a low groaning noise for a few months and the mechanics were unable to detect any issues. My wife was driving on the highway at approximately 55mph when a loud blast came from the underside of the car. The transmission literally exploded and blew a hole in the housing and sent metal everywhere. There was an obvious sudden loss of power and the brakes were compromised because the metal had severed the brake line as well. The car was safely brought to a stop and then towed to a mechanic where it ended up having a transmission replacement for nearly $4,000. We had been having intermittent issues with sudden engine surges dating back to well before the transmission incident and continuing even to this day. It was not until finding recent information that I related these two incidents to each other. This last spring we also had the engine mounts replaced as well. I recall seeing that listed in several reports as well. It was Jul. 29, 2010 when this transmission noise issue happened.
#15 - Transmission Noise problem of the 2007 Ford Freestyle
Consumer has a 2007 Ford Freestyle. The contact was driving 45 mph when she heard a nose coming from the tires. The noise was most prominent when accelerating. The failure progressed until the vehicle became unresponsive to acceleration attempts. The vehicle was then towed to the dealer for diagnosis. The dealer advised the contact that the transmission needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure and the current mileage was 83,000. This transmission noise issue occurred Jul. 19, 2012.
#16 - Transmission Noise problem of the 2007 Ford Freestyle
I bought my 2007 Ford Freestyle awd in June 2011 with approximately 72,000 miles on it. It started having a whining noise - almost like a pump - after the 75000 mile mark passed. I was not able to purchase an extended warranty because they are not available to purchase after 75k miles. I addressed the noise complaint with a mechanic and after replacing the power steering pump, the noise did not subside. A couple of months later, the traction control light would come on intermittently for no reason; but then go off once the car was restarted. The noise increased slightly, and 2 days after the increase in noise, the transmission failed suddenly. I was driving at approximately 45 miles per hour on the road, and the wrench light and traction control lights both went on and the rpm's went through the roof while acceleration slowed. I was able to get to the side of the road because I had enough speed going from seconds before the transmission failed. No other gears worked. After the vehicle was towed to the garage, I was told the transmission was completely wrecked; and this problem is one that the transmission technician has seen often from Ford Freestyle's. I contacted Ford customer relations and they told me that there was no assistance that they could offer me. Online automotive forums are packed with complaints from customers who had similar experiences to mine - transmissions failing long before they should; and often in a timeframe when no extended warranty is available. Now, I cannot replace the transmission with a used one because it is likely it will fail again; and my only logical purchase is to get a Ford remanufactured one for $4000+ because it is the only one with a 3 year warranty. Losing a transmission is dangerous - had I been going uphill slowly; been driving in bad weather; or in any other likely situation, it could have been much worse. This problem occurred on Wednesday, January 25, 2012.
#17 - Transmission Noise problem of the 2007 Ford Freestyle
The vehicle was a 2007 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph, the transmission failed. The vehicle hesitated, surged, and emitted a loud noise. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for an inspection and they stated that the automatic transmission assembly needed to be repaired. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified and they stated that the vehicle was already repaired under warranty once. The contact would have to pay to have it repaired a second time. The failure mileage was 19,000. It was 06/10/09 when this transmission noise issue happened.
#18 - Transmission Noise problem of the 2006 Ford Freestyle
I bought my 2006 Ford Freestyle with 23,000 miles within 4 months I started experiencing a whining noise. The noise started getting louder and louder, I then started to feel the car wanting to accelerate while my foot was on the brake, this happened about 5 times. The car would stall and the wrench light would come on. I would turn it off and let it cool a little and it would start right up again. The problems continued especially in the heat. I live in miami florida and it was just about everyday that this would happen. Then finally it happened, the car just died on me. I want to point out that I took the car to the dealer with 30,000 and they told me there was nothing they could do because no lights came on. I let them service the car and they told me everything was ok. The dealer told me I needed a new transmission. I could not believe it, he also told me the throttle body went and intake manifold had went as well. I asked if there was anything Ford could do they said I would have to call. Ford was the worst at customer service that I ever experienced. They said no to everything because I was out of warranty. After spending almost $6,000 the dealer told me that Ford was now giving 100,000 mile warranty for remanufactured transmissions. To this day, I have replaced brakes, rotors, another throttle body, front engine mount and the car is now experiencing a whining noise again. I still have 15,000 warranty left on last tranny I put in. I'm thinking they may have to put a new tranny in again. Ford knew about this recall and how dangerous it was and never asked for a voluntary recall, I am also very disappointed with the NHTSA. There have been thousand of complaints and they also did nothing about. This transmission noise problem happened on Fri., Apr. 20, 2007.
#19 - Transmission Noise problem of the 2005 Ford Freestyle
The car involved was a 2005 Ford Freestyle. The transmission has started to make a very ugly noise when on park. The SUV lunges and the rpm needle goes out of control sometimes. I've read online of other Ford Freestyles having the same problems and I've also heard that these problems have cause some accidents. Please do something to fix this problem. We do don't have the money to have these problems fixed and we need the transportation. Thanks. This problem occurred on 12/01/2011.
#20 - Transmission Noise problem of the 2005 Ford Freestyle
The vehicle is a 2005 Ford Freestyle. I brought my car to the dealership today it was making a very loud transmission noise. I received a call at 4pm from the Ford dealership stating that the transmission was bad. When I received this information I researched the problem only to find thousands of complaints on cvt transmissions from for. They have refused to correct this problem under recall which I find to be terrible. When they are in financial deficet they get bailed out by our government but when they have faulty equiptment they turn their head. I am disgusted with the way they have delt with this problem. Who can afford to buy a new transmission for a vehicle every 60000 miles!! I guess we can let the american consumer take the hit that works for aliving and pays taxes so that they can get bailed out of trouble when they have problems!!. It was Feb. 3, 2012 when this transmission noise issue occurred.
#21 - Transmission Noise problem of the 2005 Ford Freestyle
The vehicle is a 2005 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated while driving at any speed, the vehicle made a knocking noise. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic and the dealer where a diagnostic test was performed. The failure was located in the transmission input shaft and bearing. The manufacturer stated that the failure was not related to a recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 49,000 and the current mileage was 50,000. This transmission noise problem happened on Wednesday, March 7, 2012.
#22 - Transmission Noise problem of the 2005 Ford Freestyle
The car was a 2005 Ford Freestyle. My car makes a funny high pitched noise while driving. Also in park to drive, it will lunge forward. I was told that it is a intake bearing that has come loose in my transmission. The noise gets louder as you continue to accelerate. It will only make the noise when it is in motion. I bought this vehicle used in 2010 with around 58,000 miles. It was May. 17, 2012 when this transmission noise issue happened.
#23 - Transmission Noise problem of the 2005 Ford Freestyle
I bought my 2005 Ford Freestyle in June 2010, very nice car. A few week into driving I heard a very strange noise so I took it back to the dealship to check, the told me the noise is normal it is comming from the transmission and that sound goes with that type of tranny(cvt). August of 2010 dtiving on i95 got a popping sound and car stop,I tow it back to dealship and thetransmission went, the put a new tranny in it was covered by my warranity, January 2012 got the same sound again and I was told that the tranny is not good,so I need a new one again it is covered. So u see Ford is not taking responabitly for there mistake, please help all of us that have 2005 Ford Freestyle problems. This transmission noise issue occurred Aug. 14, 2010.
#24 - Transmission Noise problem of the 2007 Ford Freestyle
The reporting person owns a 2007 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated that when having the brakes applied, the vehicle would lunge forward and the engine rpm's would increase drastically. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where they advised him that the fuel injection system had failed. In addition, the contact would hear a loud noise from the vehicle when driving. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where they advised him that he needed a new transmission. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was approximately 74,000. The VIN was unavailable. This transmission noise problem happened on Wednesday, April 28, 2010.
#25 - Transmission Noise problem of the 2006 Ford Freestyle
The vehicle involved was a 2006 Ford Freestyle. When driving, my car loses power. Sometimes when moving slowly, I engage the gas pedal and lose power. Sometimes when I engage the gas to move from a stopped position, my car will start to go and then lose power. The car does not shut off, it just won't move, and then suddenly does. The dealer replaced the throttle body, but this is still happening. They said unless they can get the problem to happen when they are driving it, there is nothing they can do to help further. This is very scary and I'm sure it's a matter of time before there is an accident. When I put my car in reverse, sometimes it revs up before actually moving. I have had many problems with this vehicle, starting in the 20,000 miles. Bad window motor, bad brakes, intermittent dash board clearance, air conditioning mechanism leaking into car. The dealer did replace the window motor, brakes and air conditioning problem, but had no explanation on the dash lights resetting. My paint is bubbling up on the hood of my car. Ford offered to fix this for $850. The bubbling started at 39,000 miles. I did not pay them to fix this, as I feel Ford should be responsible for this. When Ford had my car last, they replaced a sway bar and did not tighten the nut, I then had the abs light come on and they replaced the wheel speed sensor and tightened the nut. My car clunked so bad, I fear that this caused additional suspension problems. I've always had noise in the front end, especially on a tight turn. The greased the front end, but that does not fix the problem. Today, my car only has 45,000 miles on it, but unfortunately, my warranty is up and I know that one day when I put my foot on the gas pedal, it's not going to move. I was told by a Ford service rep. That the cvt transmission cannot be replaced, so when it does fail, I'm out of luck, there is no repair for this. Recall please. This transmission noise problem happened on Oct. 1, 2010.
#26 - Transmission Noise problem of the 2005 Ford Freestyle
The VIN of this vehicle was 1FMDK01175_. The owner has a 2005 Ford Freestyle. While parked, the contact heard a knocking noise coming from the front end of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic where the mechanic advised that the transmission would have to be inspected and possibly replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000. This transmission noise problem happened on Sat., Nov. 5, 2011.
#27 - Transmission Noise problem of the 2007 Ford Freestyle
The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1FMDK03147_. The reporting person's vehicle is a 2007 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated that the vehicle was parked when she heard a humming noise. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnostics, where the technicians stated that the input shaft bearing failed and the transmission would need to be overhauled. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 69,150. This problem occurred on 07/25/2011.
#28 - Transmission Noise problem of the 2006 Ford Freestyle
VIN of the vehicle was 1FMDK05186_. Consumer has a 2006 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated that the transmission was making a knocking noise and experiencing difficulty while changing gears. The vehicle was inspected at two separate locations and the contact was informed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The contact was not given a reason as to why the transmission needed to be replaced. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 107,000. This transmission noise problem happened on Jul. 8, 2011.
#29 - Transmission Noise problem of the 2007 Ford Freestyle
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FMDK05167_. Cvt transmission on 2007 Ford Freestyle was making a noise in park and reverse, dealer said transmission needed a part that was on national back order but was safe to drive. A few days later, we experienced a more severe transmission issue with the car surging forward when reverse or drive is engaged. In addition, the car is unable to accelerate over 30 mph and once foot is off the accelerator, the car quickly loses speed. This will be the third problem I have experienced with the cvt transmission and the car has less than 45,000 miles. Current status: part continues to be on back order and dealer customer service has been terrible in terms of providing loaner car and status updates etc. . . The failure date was Friday, August 20, 2010.
#30 - Transmission Noise problem of the 2007 Ford Freestyle
The vehicle involved was a 2007 Ford Freestyle. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1FMDK031X7_. Noise coming from engine. Took it to dealer found that the transmission is bad, do to a bent shaft. It was Friday, January 28, 2011 when this transmission noise issue occurred.
#31 - Transmission Noise problem of the 2007 Ford Freestyle
2007 Ford Freestyle has noise coming from underneath near the front. It is out of warranty with 120,000 miles. Brought it in to mechanic thinking it was a wheel bearing or something similar. According to four separate repair shops it is the transmission. Lowest cost to fix, that I could find, is 4300 dollars, which is more than half of what I still owe on it. For something to cost that much to repair is a shame. I can understand car parts failing, even transmissions, but not for that much. I had a transmission fail in another Ford, a couple months before this one, and it was 2000 dollars to fix. Expensive, yes, but not over 4000 freakin dollars. I could have the entire engine replaced on this 2007 Freestyle for cheaper than the transmission. Ford could at least offer some kind of break on these transmissions if not a recall. I am aware of a lot of people having transmission problems with these Freestyles. If something doesn't happen for these soon, I will not be sad to never buy a Ford again. This transmission noise issue occurred Thu., Nov. 25, 2010.
#32 - Transmission Noise problem of the 2007 Ford Freestyle
The VIN of this vehicle was 1FMDK02177_. Our 2007 Ford Freestyle (70124) began making a noise in park and neutral. Took it to dealership and was told the cvt transmission needed to be replaced at a cost of $4384 with labor and flush $5618. 87 to repair. After reading other accounts here I also recognize the lurching forward. Tried to trade vehicle but cost of repair takes away trade in value. We will wait for a push pull and drag sale and try to get at least enough for it to get another vehicle. Was told that the new replacement transmission carries a 100,000 mile warranty. Why did the current transmission have only 60,000 mile warranty. We were told Ford is the only place to get the new transmission. Win win situation for Ford at customer expense. One solution for Ford to consider if they cannot do a recall is to refinance vehicles for transmission repair at cost. They should not just abandon their customers. This problem occurred on Tuesday, March 22, 2011.
#33 - Transmission Noise problem of the 2006 Ford Freestyle
The car involved was a 2006 Ford Freestyle. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FMZK01166_. I have two big problems with my Ford, first I've had it for a year and a half and replaced the front and rear brakes four times. The rotors were supposed to have been replaced before I got the SUV. For over a year I haven't had no help by Ford, during the same time I've had a loud knocking noise from either the engine or transmission, they wouldn't even look at that problem. For being a 2006 there is so many things wrong with it and spend double in gas I'm very unsatisfied with my Freestyle. This transmission noise problem happened on 09/03/2006.
Other Power Train related problems of Ford Freestyle:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Power Train problems||441|
|Automatic Transmission problems||174|
|Transmission Noise problems||41|
|Transmission Failure problems||24|
|Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problems||10|
|Power Train Driveline problems||10|
|Transmission Not Go Into Gear problems||9|
|Manual Transmission problems||6|
|Automatic Transmission Control Module problems||4|
|Vehicle Shudder problems||4|
|Differential Unit problems||4|
|Transmission Fluid Leaking problems||4|
|Transmission Not Engage problems||4|
|Transmission Gear Slipping problems||2|
|Transmission Sensor problems||1|