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.


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
86,992 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2004 Ford Freestar steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Ford Freestar Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 102014

Freestar Sport 4.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,992 miles


We, me and wife, Have had the Freestar for approx. 8 years. We do not drive very much as you can see by the miles (less than 95,00 miles). In the last few months, I have had the car, as my wife has a new one, and I needed a replacement for my 2001 Windstar. It seems when you are driving on a straight highway or road with the steering wheel in the center spot, and the vehicle moves to the left or right, normal driving, and you try to correct it, it seems to have a dead spot in the steering, and to correct the position in the driving lane, it seems you are over-correcting when you turn the steering wheel just a bit off center. I find it seems to be getting worse rather than better. I was wondering if the has been a recall on the steering, as I do not think I am the only one with this problem. It seems to me that Ford has made a few big boo boo' with this model, with the transmission, rust, brake system and of course, the under panel and frame rust outs.

- , Corunna, Ontario Canada, Canada

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