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.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,300 miles

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2004 Ford Freestar windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2004 Ford Freestar Owner Comments

problem #1

May 222009

Freestar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,300 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Ford Freestar. While at a stop light and proceeding to accelerate, the vehicle failed to gain speed. In addition, the vehicle drove into reverse without being in the reverse position. After switching into the drive position, the contact managed to get the vehicle to move forward. He did not notice any lights illuminated or warnings prior to the failures. The vehicle was taken to a local repair shop and the mechanic stated that the power train control module was failing due to water damage to the system. The vehicle was repaired at the cost of $186. The following day, the check engine light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that the transmission temperature sensor was failing. The vehicle was repaired at the cost of $507.84. One month later, the wiper washer motor failed. The contact repaired the vehicle himself at the cost of $100. The manufacturer stated that no compensation would be provided because the vehicle was out of warranty. The failure mileage was 52,000 and current mileage was 53,000.**mileage is 5,300, smch 8-10-09 updated 8/24/09 water entered the PCM. There were 2 codes on the vehicle that could not be cleared; which was the transmission fluid temperature sensor and the output shaft sensor. It was determined the tft sensor was bad. Water entered into a module that should have been sealed at the factory. The water may have shorted out the sensor and module. Water may also have entered the wiper motor which caused it to malfunction. Updated 08/26/09

- Tampa , FL, USA

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