hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
96,714 miles

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2005 Ford Freestar brakes problems

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2005 Ford Freestar Owner Comments

problem #9

Jan 012017


  • 153,000 miles


Headlight lenses have faded real bad, making it unsafe to drive at night

- Verona, MO, USA

problem #8

Aug 012016


  • 163,000 miles
Problems with water getting in the ECM had 3 transmissions shop say my transmission needed rebuild so I had it rebuilt and it's still slipping between 30 and 40 mph only other thing it can be is a wet ECM transmission shop can't figure it out cost me 1600 already and still slipping got to be the ECM. This needs to be a recall I was driving down the highway and the transmission just quit working shut it off then was working again has to kill someone before it's recalled.

- Topeka, KS, USA

problem #7

May 252015


  • 108,000 miles
Van got up to 50 mph and stalled out and then completely lost power. I took it to a mechanic and he said the computer component was full of water. Computer had to be replaced.

- Owosso, MI, USA

problem #6

Apr 102015

Freestar 6-cyl

  • miles


All gauges lost power on & off each day, until today shut off for good (4-10-15). Also, at first (Dec. 2014) lost lights on inside of vehicle & did not effect outside lights until recently when outside also out. Has happened multiple times since first noticed. At first signal lights worked, but not now. Also A/C & radio do not work, plus the doors, windows do not open or close as well. The only door which opens is the drivers door with the key. Sometimes everything comes on & off by itself, (even cd player & radio, but now does not work), when I get in the car to start it. I checked my battery which was still good, and put in a new alternator this month (April), but the problem has been going on since last December. At first in Dec. The mechanic said he had to reset something, and then it was ok for a couple of months until February, 2015. Then it began to start up again, and I replaced the alternator last month (March). The noise & problems were happening at random, crackling noise under the dashboard and under the drivers side under the steering wheel, but then it has occurred more often. As of today 4-10-15 they are all happening, so I can not drive the van now due to the lose of the signals, lights, and not being able to open the doors or windows. I checked under the steering wheel and saw a tiny light going on & off and then it went off and so did everything else which was working before. The noise was around that light area near a black box. What is causing this? I feel it is dangerous to drive the van.

- Spring Hill, FL, USA

problem #5

Feb 012014

Freestar 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
While driving down the road, the van will suddenly die. All alarms, engine light, ABS, traction control. Will go off. Sudenly there is no power. Van will start right back up and drive again. This has been going on for over a year. I have had it at 7 different mechanics, including the Ford dealership where I purchased the vehicle. It has happened at all different speeds, 20-65, also happens if stalled at a stop light or drive-thru. Additionally, I can be driving at 25-35mph and the RPM's will shoot up to 7000 or fall all the way down like you are idleing. Vehicle makes noises like it is going to blow up and then will be fine.

- Paoli, IN, USA

problem #4

Jul 202013

Freestar 6-cyl

  • 112,000 miles
The situation is very danger, the problem with the PCM issues, that share bad information with any other component in use, engine, transmission, lights, ac system, low battery or not turn on even with new battery, and the wires and connectors clean. The most dangerous is just stop running in middle of traffic, or some mechanic did not have idea about the problem, even the sarasota Ford mechanics. A few weeks a go I left the car for 2 days, present in my opinion transmission mal-function, after they charge me $140, no problems solved, and they say the technician report : needs engine work before transmission diagnostics. Needs cam syncro assy.(fix whinning noise) I agree ok. Need a sensor asy "?????? connect a little metal wire on top engine (they call bush.....??") after that all the problems still happening all the time. If you have any answer about all this, or place to go and get a real inspection and report. From now and forever, thank you very much.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 142012

Freestar 6-cyl

  • 130,000 miles


Was driving the vehicle going down the highway at 60mph and the vehicle started to act up pulled over and it shut down completely security light started to flash real rapidly turned the key to start it again and nothing had to have it towed $300 worth and has been broke down for four months been trying to start it ever since and nothing there is defiantly something wrong with the electrical system.

- Denver , CO, USA

problem #2

Oct 232012

Freestar 6-cyl

  • 56,000 miles
I had a torque converter replaced 4 days ago on my van due to a recall and 4 days after repair my car shuts down in the middle of driving. Now the Ford dealer is telling me it has nothing to do with the torque converter which I find impossible since I haven't had any other issues before with my car just your basic brake repairs.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #1

Jun 202011

Freestar 6-cyl

  • 48,424 miles
Van started acting like the key was being turned off and on. Misfire was so bad that van was like riding a bucking Bronco. Pulled to the side several times as I thought we would not make it home. Got home from Sunday diner and took to local dealer the next day on 6/20/11. Installed 1F1Z 6B288 ba sensor. Back to dealer on 6/28/11. Installed 164R4901 foam strip along with sealant. Back to dealer on 7/5/11. Installed. Installed xl3Z 9F472 aa sensor. To independant repair shop on 12/2/11. Installed yfiz-7H103aa sensor. Back to same repair shop. Installed 5F2Z12A650 bc PCM module. That seemed to resolve the problem as van is running better than for the last 2 years.

- Corydon, IN, USA

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