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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Recall List for the 2005 Ford Freestyle

Official recalls have been issued for the 2005 Ford Freestyle by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Ford service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Ford customer service.

  1. 2005 Ford Freestyle LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH NHTSA Campaign #06V383000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 05, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 139,537

    Summary: On certain passenger vehicles currently registered in the following states: Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. The side door latch mechanisms may experience water intrusion allowing the latch mechanism to freeze in cold weather.

    Consequence: As a result, the door latch pawl may not return to the latch position when the door is closed, and the door could open while the vehicle is moving.

    Actions: Dealers will install a shield over the front latches; seal a drain hole in the rear window trim molding on the Freestyle rear side doors; and apply grease to all front and rear side-door latch mechanisms free of charge. The recall began on November 8, 2006. Owners may contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06V383000 »


    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 09, 2005
    • Vehicles Affected: 123,206

    Summary: On certain passenger vehicles, the straps that secure the fuel tank to the vehicle body may break, causing the fuel tank and fuel tank heat shield to drop on the driveshaft (all wheel drive vehicles) or exhaust system (front wheel drive vehicles).

    Consequence: If this happens, drivers may notice a noise or a fuel leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.

    Actions: Dealers will replace both fuel tank straps. The recall began on December 1, 2005. Owners may contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #05V515000 »

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