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Average Mileage:
18,337 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

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2005 Ford Freestyle electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Ford Freestyle Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 152007


  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles


I've only had my 05 freestyle for 5 months,at times the whole dash goes completely dark.then at times it lights up like a christmas tree,this is really annoying especially when driving at night.I cant really afford to take it to a shop,but what choice do I have.

- , Nortonville, KY, USA

problem #1

Jul 032006

(reported on)

Freestyle Limited

  • 674 miles

I purchased my 2005 Ford Freestysyyle on March 22, 2006, the first few days of purching the vehicle i began having problems with guages system on the dash board, where the vehicle would shut down, the A/C would completely shut off etc . I was told my my dealer that there is a problem with the ground wire system. Since March of this year i have not had the chance to enjoy my vehicle, because it is in the dealer's garage.

- , St. Croix, Usvi, Virgin Islands (US)

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