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1.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
130,283 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Ford Freestar transmission problems

transmission problem

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2005 Ford Freestar Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 202010

Freestar

  • 100,566 miles

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

My 2005 Freestar just stopped working. No warning. It would start but have no power. Did not go into drive or anything. It is going to cost me alot of money. I would say forget on fixing it but I still own money on it. I see so many complaints on this van. Don't you think it is time to say there is a recall. Ford sucks and is a money hungry.

- Barrie, 00, USA

problem #1

Oct 152009

Freestar

  • 160,000 miles
On the evening of October 15, I was on my way to meet with several of my children's teachers for parent/teacher conference night. I had just left home and made it a few blocks when I heard this loud grinding type noise. At that moment, I was at a stop sign getting ready to make a right turn. This was unusual considering I had been driving my van all day. I hadn't heard any noises prior to that. I put my vehicle in park and I heard some more grinding type noises. Every time I changed gears, I would hear grinding. I put my van back in drive and tried to accelerate but my van would not move. I put it in reverse in an attempt to drive it backwards to get it to the curb and it would not move in reverse. I put my van in park and took my foot off the brake and my van started to roll backwards. I had to quickly reach for the emergency brake to keep it from moving. My van was on a slight hill and with the help of my uncle and husband, we were able to coast it home. When we finally made it to our driveway, it still rolled backward on a flat surface. About 2 months I took my van to a coleman taylor transmission auto repair shop for a diagnostic and they told me that my transmission was fine.

- Cordova, Tn, TN, USA

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