fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,260 miles

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2005 Ford Freestar brakes problems

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2005 Ford Freestar Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 212006

Freestar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,595 miles


At approx. 33,000 miles started expeiencing braking problems- soft pedal, requiring excess presssure to stop safely. Occasional instances of acceleration while braking because accelerator pedal and brake pedal were at same height. A narrow acceleration miss drove me to my service shop where I asked them to check out the brakes. The pads & rotors were in fine shape. But the master cylinder proved to be bad. It took 4 replacement cylinders from local dealers to get one that fit and functioned properly. Now at 54,000 miles the pedal is again soft and braking is getting harder each day. Visual inspection of pads and rotors show plenty of useful life remaining. Since when is 30,000 miles an acceptable average life for a master brake cylinder?

- Rock Hill, SC, USA

problem #2

Aug 222005

Freestar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,186 miles
Brake pedal when pushed hard goes to the floor. Brake pedal when pressed normal has a spongy feel to it. Almost ran into the back end of a car that was stopped at a stop sign because I was expecting the vehicle to stop when I applied the brakes but the vehicle continued until I pressed the brake pedal hard. Vehicle makes horrendous noise "popping sound" when the ABS system is engaged. This popping sound happens every time between 30 -45 miles per hour during a "hard' brake situation. These incidents have been reported to the dealer on 3 occasions but the dealer said the ABS system and brakes checked out ok according to Ford's specifications.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

problem #1

Oct 012004

Freestar 8-cyl

  • miles
The electric sliding door will open about a foot, and it will stick. The brakes are like sponges. Consumer states he has to completely depress the brake pedal to the floor before the vehicle will stop. Consumer contacted Ford three times for these issues.

- North Street, MI, USA

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