fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,258 miles

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2005 Ford Freestar suspension problems

suspension problem

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2005 Ford Freestar Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 022009


  • miles


I have a 2005 Freestar sport van. When it is relatively hot outside and I've driven for about an hour or so, there is this loud squealing noise coming from the front of my van. It is very annoying and gets louder with time traveled. I've taken this van back to the dealer from where it was purchased. They've replaced the brake pads saying that this could be the problem. It didn't change, the squealing kept coming. The mechanic said that he had done some form of research through the internet and thinks it could be the wheel bearing. What a scare this is!!!!! has anyone had this same problem"? the garage will not do anything about it until I can bring it in while it is still squealing so they can take it for a roadtest. It's been a year since I've bought this van from a reputable garage in cambridge, Ontario. I'm scared to go anywhere with it especially with my grandchildren in the van when we go on holidays. Is there a great concern here???"----------please email me back with some info to [xxx]. information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Waterdown, Ontario, 00, USA

problem #3

Nov 132008


  • 41,000 miles
Front hub whining on my 2005 Ford Freestar.

- Imperial, NE, USA

problem #2

Jul 152005

Freestar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30 miles
Consumer complained about vibration problems. The steering wheel vibrated and vehicle shuttered. Consumer took vehicle to the dealership three days after purchasing it. The dealership kept the car for 5 days and could not figure out what the problem was. The dealer changed the rotors twice and changed the tires. Consumer took the vehicle back to the dealer, and the dealership had the car for 17 days. The Ford representative came to the dealership and put the vehicle on the diagnostic machine and the Ford representative seemed to think that was the tires. Consumer was suppose to pick up the car but was hesitant because of the tire problem. Consumer noticed that there were other complaints on this same problem.

- Carmel, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 192005

Freestar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Suspension shook at 60 mph, making it difficult to control the vehicle. Manufacturer was contacted by owner. The vehicle vibrates and shakes after hitting bumps. Vibration causes head rests to extend at times.

- Tobaccoville, NC, USA

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