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Rear Axle Recall?

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coreynolds
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Rear Axle Recall?

Post by coreynolds » Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:50 pm

I got a voicemail today from the Ford dealer I took my 2007 Freestyle to a few months ago for a transmission fluid change. I figured they were just trying to upsell me on my next oil change or other work, so I called them and said we sold the vehicle. But the lady who took my call said there was a new "recall" so I asked her what it was for, and she said for "rear axle reinforcement"

I checked with Ford's recall checker as well as Transport Canada and NHTSA and there are no new recalls. So maybe this is a hidden or goodwill recall.

We never had throttle body issues, surging, or transmission problems. But we did sell it because of weird electrical problems that we felt weren't worth troubleshooting.

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Re: Rear Axle Recall?

Post by JimSmith94 » Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:50 pm

I have a 2007 Limited and just had my transmission fluid changed at the dealer last month. I haven't heard anything from them and every time I check the recall site (about Takata airbags) it never shows any.

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Re: Rear Axle Recall?

Post by mmsstar » Sun Jul 17, 2016 6:10 am

The rear axel recall may be for the Freestar and someone got confused.
Drove an 06 LTD FWD from July 08 to August 10, moved on to a 2011 Flex

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Re: Rear Axle Recall?

Post by JimSmith94 » Sun Jul 17, 2016 9:57 pm

You could be right! Despite several attempts to get them to fix it, my dealer still has my Freestyle listed as a Freestar in their records. Despite that, I didn't get the recall notice.

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Re: Rear Axle Recall?

Post by coreynolds » Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:49 am

mmsstar wrote:The rear axel recall may be for the Freestar and someone got confused.
That makes sense. The local Ford dealer made the same mistake quoting us for a transmission fluid change. I wondered why it was so cheap... I guess the VIN means nothing.

"Beware of parts unknown, nobody knows your Ford like trained Ford technicians"... Yeah right!

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