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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,655 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 engine problems

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2005 Ford Freestyle Owner Comments (Page 5 of 5)

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problem #3

Nov 172006

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles


: the contact stated after the vehicle was shut off, intermittently it would not restart. The vehicle was towed to the dealer on several occasions, however the problem could not be duplicated. According to the service papers there was a short in the starter. The consumer also experienced hesitation upon acceleration. Updated 12/28/06.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #2

Jan 172006

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,908 miles
: the consumer stated the engine operated at a reduced speed when he attempted to accelerate. Although the problem was worse in cold temperatures, it would occur in any climate. There was no warning indicators prior to the incident. In some instances, the vehicle loudly back fired. The vehicle has been seen by a dealer. The dealer could not duplicate the problem, and suggested the consumer let the vehicle warm up prior to driving.

- Washougal, WA, USA

problem #1

Jun 272005

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consumer states while decelerating the vehicle stalls. This happens more in warm weather and after the vehicle has been driven approximately 25 miles. If the headlights are on there is a warning after the vehicle has stalled. The vehicle has been to three different service dealers in three different states. The problem cannot be duplicated and dealers cannot repair the problem. The consumer and the service dealer do not know what specific component is the problem.

- Alexandria, KY, USA

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