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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,650 miles

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2005 Ford Freestyle wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2005 Ford Freestyle Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 192007


  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles


Purchased 2005 Ford Freestyle new in late 2005. In early 2007, with approximately 17,000 (yes, only 17K) miles on the vehicle, dealership starting telling me that I'll need to be thinking about new tires in the next 1-2 oil changes (which is 3-6,000 miles). I now have approximately 24K miles and I do need new tires. These tires wore extremely prematurely. These are the same manufacturer of tires that I see are recalled on Ford's F150 (2005 Ford F-150 recall id from NHTSA: 05T022000) and Continental is replacing them free of charge for those vehicle owners. I see no reason why Continental shouldn't be held responsible for replacing these tires on the 2005 Ford Freestyle as well. The tires are Continental 215-65-17. Last year, one of the tires also blew out and I had to replace it so now there are only 3 original tires on the vehicle. I'm logging today's date as the incident date since there's not a specific date but rather 2 years of premature tire wear. * updated 12/12/07 updated 12/12/07

- Lisbon, IA, USA

problem #1

May 152007

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,300 miles
I own a 2005 Ford Freestyle which I bought brand new. It was originally equipped with Continental contact touring tires, 215-65-17 - CT95. The four tires were completely worn out with 19,000 miles. Continental stated there was no tread life warranty for these tires. Ford insisted this was a problem to be solved by Continental. I have read several complains about those tires over the internet. It seemed there was a design or quality problem with this product.

- Weston, FL, USA

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