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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,715 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 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2005 Ford Freestar Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 152007

Freestar 6-cyl

  • 71,000 miles


Ford Freestar 2005. The radio flashes phone and runs down the battery. It was replaced by Ford, still having the same problem. They don't know what is causing this. Next, transmission failed at 71,000. The torque converter came apart internally and sent metal through the transmission destroying it. When having the transmission replaced by Ford, they found that the drivers cv joint was bad. We changed the cv joint/ trans axle combo, it is now bad again.

- Strawberry Plains, TN, USA

problem #1

Apr 232008

Freestar 6-cyl

  • 66,430 miles
At 66,000 miles my 2005 Ford Freestar van developed a high-pitched whine at highway speeds it started only when van had been driven for some distance but increased in frequency. Took to a shop and it was diagnosed as bearing failure in both front hubs simultaneously. Very expensive to repair ($775).

- Spencer, WI, USA

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