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:
4 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Ford Freestar Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 052005


  • miles


Passenger side air bag light intermittently turns on and off when a person above the weight requirements is seated in the passenger seat. This can occur either when a person is shifting in the seat or when they are stationary. This has occurred multiple times with various passengers. There appears to be no rhyme or reason as to when it occurs. This is a serious concern of mine because if an accident occurred while the light is on, turning the airbag off, the result could be serious. September 5, 2005 was the most recent occurrence.

- Brighton, MI, USA

problem #1

May 102004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 8 miles
Air bag light comes on intermittently. Dealer cannot duplicate the problem. Also, doors will open suddenly. Manufacturer stated the vehicle's defects do not warranty a new vehicle.

- Kissimmee, FL, USA

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