I have a 2006 Ford Freestyle; 250,000km; VIN 1FMDK01156GA51783
For several months now it has been exhibiting a very unusual problem. You can be driving along with everything feeling normal when the vehicles lurches multiple times, then stalls. This was very intermittent where it would happen several times on one outing, then the problem would go away only to reappear several weeks later. The stalling was very disturbing when it happened on the highway at cruising speed, but could also happen when stopped at a Stop light, accelerating away from a stop, or driving at a constant speed. The vehicle has gone to 3 different garages and has had the battery terminals replaced (they were apparently corroded and making poor contact), the alternator has been replaced, and the fuel pump was replaced (there was a Check Engine light the last time which indicated a faulty fuel pump). After all of these repairs the original problem still exists. It has gotten so bad I can no longer drive the car. It will start and when I try to accelerate the car lurches multiple times with steady pressure on the gas pedal, then loses power even with the RPMs climbing, until it stalls.
I have seen on the Ford website that the Freestyle has an active Recall for a Throttle Body malfunction. In your opinion, is that what’s going on here?
have the same problem?
Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 AT 6:16 AM