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5.2

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,436 miles

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2005 Ford Freestar brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Ford Freestar Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 302006

Freestar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,673 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I returned from a cross country trip and heard a grinding noise coming from the rear of my 2005 Ford Freestar. To investigate I removed the wheels and found the passenger rear rotor and disc pad were metal to metal. I checked the other wheels, they showed no signs of damage, pads still had a lot of material remaining. I took the vehicle to craig Ford, in craig, Colorado for repairs. At first I was told that it was a defective brake caliper and that warranty would cover the caliper, rotor and pads. However I was told later that the caliper was not defective and that I would be responsible for the total repair costs. Note, I had less than 30,000 miles on the vehicle at the time of the brake failure. I had to pay for the new rotor for the passenger rear, rear pads and turning the driver rear rotor which I was told is a normal procedure for E rear break job; I was not charged for a caliper so I presume craig Ford reused the caliper. Since work was being done on the rear, and I was having to pay for the repairs, I instructed craig Ford to do a complete brake job replacing pads and turning rotors on the front as well so that I would be starting again with 100% new brakes on all 4 wheels. When I picked the vehicle up, I was advised by the service manager, rob sovine, that he checked and there appeared to be a number of incidents of 2005 Ford Freestar passenger rear brakes wearing prematurely, with no know reason for this problem; and that there was no recall or service bulletin regarding this problem. I had no choice but to pay for the repairs as the vehicle was inoperable, but since I was not the only owner experiencing this problem, according to Mr. Sovine, I felt and still do feel that Ford should do something about this problem.

- Craig, CO, USA

problem #1

Nov 092006

Freestar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,200 miles
Repeated spongy brake pedal..sometimes goes to floor on sudden braking. Random 'squeal and squeak' from front brakes. According to service mgr. At orange Ford-Lincoln in orange, Texas, this is common since asbestos was removed from pads about 4 years ago. Very irritating and dangerous.

- Port Neches, TX, USA

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