Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,000 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 Freestyle electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Ford Freestyle Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 102005


  • 4,000 miles


The rear obstacle sensor included in this '05 Ford Freestyle has a slow response time before it sounds the warning tones, and can allow the driver to hit an obstacle in back of the vehicle. In this case, the vehicle hit a car behind it while backing, and the alam did not sound until the contact had occurred.

- Wellesley, MA, USA

problem #1

Jul 272005

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Contact stated the beige color of the dashboard caused a reflection in the windshield, making it difficult to see outside of the vehicle. The service dealer stated they could not redesign. The car, and that the consumer needed to get used to the reflection. The reverse sensor was not loud enough to be heard over the vehicle A/C or radio.

- Jeanerette, LA, USA

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