Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: The Freestar was introduced in 2004, but it was essentially just a rebranded Windstar. While there was a redesign of the interior and exterior, the Freestar still inherited some of the design flaws of its predecessor.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
101,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2004 Ford Freestar body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2004 Ford Freestar Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 062015

Freestar SES 3.9L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 165,000 miles


The rear door hatch handle only works part of the time. I've had it repaired once. Now it works on and off.this whole car seems to be a big rust bucket!

- , Waterford, MI, USA

problem #1

Jan 012006

Freestar SE 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles

Rear lift gate stopped working approx 500 miles after warranty over at about 37000 miles. Rusted shut, fortunately in open position. I had to use ratchet tie down to keep rear lift gate closed since to replace the entire lock assembly was pretty pricey. made it difficult to use the cargo area.

- , Cedarburg, WI, USA

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