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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,100 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Ford Freestar drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2004 Ford Freestar Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 022012

Freestar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Appropriate handling- letter re 11S25- NHTSA recall 12V006000 reimbursement for her 2004 Ford Freestar. The torque converter was replaced twice. Also, the inner and outer tie rod ends were worn and loose, and the cv axle was loose.

- Ferris, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 142004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,200 miles
Our van only has 2200 miles, however while performing a U-turn the vehicles front axle broke. The dealership repaired the axle but could not find any cause.

- Houston, TX, USA

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