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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,500 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 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2004 Ford Freestar Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 302008

Freestar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,500 miles


Traveling in a 2004 Ford Freestar on I-69 from indianapolis to ft wayne at 65mph. Spotted rain showers in area. Activate windshield wipers on high. Drivers side wiper detaches from assembly and entangles with passenger side wiper. Emergency exit from right-hand lane onto shoulder lane. Fastener nut found loose on wiper attachment knurl. Align wiper and tightened fastener finger tight. Wiper assembly remained acceptable clear vision at intermittent condition for remainder of travel. Wiper assembly had seen elevated snow load/removal 2 days prior to event. Vehicle has been taken to Ford dealership and found that passenger side wiper assembly arm also loose.

- Canton, MI, USA

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