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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
96,598 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.

2006 Ford Freestar drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2006 Ford Freestar Owner Comments (Page 9 of 9)

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problem #4

Aug 272010


  • 42,604 miles


I was trying to get into a freeway from a ramp, but the vehicle will not speed up; the transmission just hesitated, instead, a wrench light came up on the instrument panel. I took it to a dealer and I was told that the transmission valve body and torque converter needed to be replaced (on a vehicle with just 42,604 miles)! it cost me $2,003.76. I read online that several owners were having similar transmission problems. I wrote to Ford Motor Company customer relationship manager, but they failed to reimburse me for this apparent defect or even acknowledge the apparently widespread problem with their vehicle!

- Upper Arlington, OH, USA

problem #3

Jul 162009


  • 50,000 miles
Transmission failure on my 2006 Ford Freestar with only 50,000 miles.

- Charleston, SC, USA

problem #2

Jun 272010


  • 47,000 miles
My newly purchased used 06 Ford Freestar is misfiring. Is still under powertrain warranty. How do I get Ford to accept this as the problem and repair/replace the problem?

- Newmarket, Ontario Canada, 00, USA

problem #1

May 132009


  • 44,020 miles
With less than 50,000 miles on the 2006 Ford Freestar mini van both of the front hub assemblies had to be replaced. The service representative at the dealership stated that this has been a problem with all Freestars but only some of the 2004 models were governed by recall. This is the second Freestar that I have had this problem with.

- Green Bay, WI, USA

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