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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,484 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.

2006 Ford Freestyle brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Ford Freestyle Owner Comments

problem #6

Sep 032006

Freestyle 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,692 miles


I have two big problems with my Ford, first I've had it for a year and a half and replaced the front and rear brakes four times. The rotors were supposed to have been replaced before I got the SUV. For over a year I haven't had no help by Ford, during the same time I've had a loud knocking noise from either the engine or transmission, they wouldn't even look at that problem. For being a 2006 there is so many things wrong with it and spend double in gas I'm very unsatisfied with my Freestyle.

- Apple Vally, CA, USA

problem #5

Feb 132008

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,391 miles
2006 Ford Freestyle 2 wheel drive. Rear brakes prematurely wearing out. Replaced twice before 28,000 miles. Complete rotors as well. Front brake pads are cracked and rotors grooved. 31,000 total miles on vehicle. Ford says brakes failing due to cars exposure to moisture and that the pads swell causing drag. Not logical and do not believe it. Many others have same issue with Ford Freestyles.

- Point Venture, TX, USA

problem #4

Jul 072007

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22 miles
I purchased my 2006 Ford Freestyle AWD new, and at 22,388 miles, the rear brakes needed to be replaced. Now, at 30,495 miles, the rear brakes and rotors need to be replaced and a pint of brake fluid needed to be added. I find this totally excessive.

- Waldorf, MD, USA

problem #3

Jul 032007

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,800 miles


Rear brakes/rotors worn with only 21800 miles on car.

- Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #2

Nov 272006

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles
Ford frestyle 2006 limited AWD- rear brakes wore down to metal without warning after only 11,000 miles.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 172006

Freestyle 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
2005 Ford Freestyle rear brake pads worn down into brake rotors at 25,000 miles.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

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