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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,648 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Ford Freestyle wheels / hubs problems

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2005 Ford Freestyle Owner Comments

problem #9

Aug 222014


  • 70,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Ford Freestyle. The contact stated that the vehicle accelerated when the brake pedal was depressed. The contact also stated that the vehicle accelerated at a high speed while in cruise control. Additionally, the tires were wearing out prematurely. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Winchendon, MA, USA

problem #8

May 102009


  • 59,834 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Freestyle. After purchasing a set of Goodyear integrity tires, size 215/65R17, the tires blew out while driving 30 mph. The tires only had 5,000 miles. The dealer that supplied the faulty tires will honor the warranty and have them replaced. The contact feels that the tires are unsafe because a crash could have occurred. The dot number was unknown. The current mileage was 64,094 and failure mileage was 59,834.

- Victor Ville, CA, USA

problem #7

May 182008


  • miles
I bought a 2005 Freestyle and had to replace the tires at 19000 miles tried to find snow tires and had been told that there's no such thing made for this vehicle. Just street tread what about that, and I had to give a arm and leg to buy a set of new tires for this thing.

- Ermine, KY, USA

problem #6

Jul 312007

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles


Premature tire wear the tires (pirelli P6 P225/60 R18) on my 2005 Ford Freestyle limited needed replacement at 18,000 miles. The inside edge of the front tires are wearing out prematurely. The tires were rotated every 5,000 miles. The dealer performed a 4 wheel alignment at 10,000 miles. When they were replaced at 18K miles, another 4 wheel alignment was performed by the tire distributor. The second set of pirelli's were rotated every 5K miles as well however the inside of the front tires are still wearing out and now at 39,000 miles the tires need replaced again. Full set of tires number three for a car that?S only two year's old.

- New Boston, NH, USA

problem #5

Jul 032007


  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
Premature tire wear. Bought Ford Freestyle new. 23000 miles and Continental conti touring contact tires completely worn. P215 65R 17.

- Amherst, NY, USA

problem #4

May 232007

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My '05 Ford Freestyle AWD showed uneven tread wear at 10,000 miles, dealer did a realignment at N/C. tires rotated as recommended. At 22000 tires are completely worn. Ford denied any responsibility. Dealer unable/unwilling to assist. Tires being replaced tomorrow with Goodyear assurance line, tire people will examine these continentals for defects/explanation of premature wear, but I don't expect any recompense. I'll never purchase another vehicle with Continental tires.

- Lewiston, ME, USA

problem #3

Feb 022007

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,998 miles


I was driving on the highway at about 75-80 just 5 mph over the speed limit here in Florida. I heard a dunk, dunk, dunk then a huge thump and the car went swerving out of control, I tried to get to the left median..I was in the left lane... I wound up doing a 360 degree circle into oncoming traffic then another onto the right shoulder. I was driving my fathers Freestyle. The tire, exploded, there are only 8000 miles on the car, its almost a yr old. Things like this shouldn't be happening. I normally drive a 1996 escort which I have also had many many problems with. I am unhappy with Ford and angry with the way they brush it off. They say oh, it must have been the tire companies fault. Don't they test drive their vehicles before they put them on the market? they know common problems... I almost died during my 360 degree turns on the highway today, watching a 16 wheeler come at me...I was lucky it missed. Its a shame the outside of Ford look so nice but its everything else that matters... I would much rather drive a Toyota - and I would be safer on a bicycle.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #2

Mar 022006

(reported on)

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • miles
2005 Freestyle does not perform well in winter conditions. There is minimal traction when driving in winter conditions. The consumer stated the vehicle slides and becomes stuck in snow easily. The consumer discovered there were no snow tires designed for the vehicle. The consumer was then informed by the dealership snow tires were available, however they were on national back order. The consumer still has not received any snow tires. The consumer was told the tires on the vehicle were not a very aggressive tread, but it was recommended not to change the tires.

- Lake View, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 012005

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2005 Ford Freestyle: Dangerous in mild winter weather and conditions. Vehicle does not perform in winter weather. Vehicle slides, slips, grinding of brakes and bucking of vehicle, vibrating of steering wheel, all in less than 3 inches of snow. No snow tires made for this particular vehicle according to dealer and non-dealer affiliated vendors.

- Oswego, NY, USA

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