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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
100,000 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.

2005 Ford Freestar steering problems

steering problem

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2005 Ford Freestar Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 122008

Freestar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles


Purchased vehicle in used condition lic. Auto dealer 06/07. 10/07 vehicle began to "drink" power steering fluid; resevoir dry/ refill/ dry etc.., 12/07 vehicle began to make a loud pop during turning; moving in both forward & reverse directions and also similar noise when breaks were applied above 20 mph. Trouble shooting and physical investigation of logical causes revealed probable crack in "rack" portion of rack and pinion steering system. Repair is scheduled for 02/01 absolute failure may result in crash due to wheel separation while vehicle is in motion. Nature of separation might result in vehicle flipping.

- Newnan, GA, USA

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