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:
69,667 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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2004 Ford Freestar Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 082014


  • 109,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Ford free star equipped with Firestone Bridgestone FR380 tires, tire size: P225/60/R16. The contact stated that while driving 70 mph, the rear of the vehicle began vibrating. After inspecting the vehicle, the contact noticed that the tread had separated from the tires. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer or private mechanic. The vehicle was driven home and the tires were not replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate vehicle failure mileage was 109,000 and tire failure mileage was 35,000.

- Martinez, GA, USA

problem #2

Mar 012010

Freestar 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Check tires & traction control off light comes on daily.

- Randolph, NJ, USA

problem #1

Aug 222007

Freestar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford Freestar. The vehicle has Bridgestone steel belted, size P225/60R16 tires. The contact stated that the front passenger side tire blew out while driving 50 mph. The current mileage was 51,000 and failure mileage was 50,000.

- Elgin, SC, USA

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