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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,830 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.

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2004 Ford Freestar electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Ford Freestar Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 132007

Freestar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,830 miles


- the contact stated that the 2004 Ford Freestar's transmission failed at 79,000 miles while driving at 40 mph and going up a hill, the engine revved, and the vehicle wouldn't accelerate at the normal speed, but she did get to the top of the hill. The contact stated that the engine continued to run, but once she got to the top of the hill the vehicle wouldn't accelerate. The contact stated that some men pushed her to side the side of the road. The contact stated she had the vehicle towed to the dealership, and they informed the contact that the transmission needed to be replaced or reworked on. She was still under the 3 year warranty but had exceeded the miles under the warranty. The contact stated that the dealership replaced the transmission. She contacted the manufacturer, filed a complaint and was given case# 0417400577. The failure mileage was 78830, and the current mileage was 79000. The front and rear brake lining and circuit breaker were replaced, the rear wiper was loose. Updated 04/12/07.

- Argos , IN, USA

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