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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,000 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.

2006 Ford Freestar windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2006 Ford Freestar Owner Comments

problem #2

May 012013


  • 110,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Ford Freestar. The contact stated that the windshield wiper motor failed. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told this was a common failure. The vehicle was repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 110,000.

- Randelstown, MD, USA

problem #1

Feb 242012


  • miles
My Ford Freestar had been outside overnight and the windows were icy as the temperature was approx 30 degrees. I started the car and put the rear defroster on high for about 10 min before leaving for work. Soon after, I was on the highway driving 60 mph when suddenly there was a loud implosion as the rear window shattered and most fell in! stunned and not knowing initially what had happened, I pulled to the side of the freeway and quickly realized that I needed alternate transportation to work and returned home to further assess my newly 'air conditioned' van. I contacted my dealer several days later and got the rear window repaired at my expense. Despite a couple of mechanics suggesting that the combination of the icy condensation on the window and the defroster running on high caused the window to shatter, Ford motors would not reimburse any of the expense ($260) for repairs. This van has never been in an accident and fortunately has otherwise been reliable. I am very disappointed that Ford would not cover window replacement and examine the cause especially after reading that this is a prevalent problem with many of their vehicles. Thank you for taking my concerns into consideration to continue to maintain safe vehicles for all on the road.

- Willoughby, OH, USA

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