2005 Ford Freestyle didn't move, but RPMs surged

Driving my van, stopped at a red light, when I went to go, the van didn’t move but the RPMs went up high. This happened 3 times while I was driving. I was told there is a recall on it, but when I put the VIN# in, it said there was no recall on it. I love my van and take my Grandchildren in it, I don’t want this to happen and someone hit me and hurt one of them.

The transmission has an issue. Take it in to your trusted local mechanic and explain what is happening so they know where to start looking for a problem.