hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,025 miles

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2006 Ford Freestar brakes problems

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2006 Ford Freestar Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 022013


  • 85,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Ford freestyle. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced independent deceleration. The maintenance and traction control warning indicators had illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the throttle body needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 85,000...updated 10/18/16

- North Andover, MA, USA

problem #3

Aug 142010

Freestar 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
I have a 2006 Freestar sel in 2008. I purchased it used at 57000 km mileage (Canada). About a year after, a recurring issue was that the traction control comes on without warning even at high speeds. The net effect is that it quickly limits the speed to about 40 kph. Once, driving at 100 kph, it came on and the transmission failed. I got the txn fixed but it still occurs occasionally/randomly. I got in touch with Ford Canada and they deny there is such a problem. However, a search of the internet found several owners of Freestar with the same problem. I took it to the dealer but they cannot find a problem. One reference quoted a Ford service bulletin that refers to the problem as a nuisance but not a safety concern. I and others do not agree. See link I am also sending this to the Canadian ministry of transportation. I think this is a serious issue which could have ended up in a serious crash.

- Ottawa, 00, USA

problem #2

Nov 092010


  • 69,000 miles
I have a 2006 Ford Freestar and today it decided to slam on the brakes on the freeway without my foot touching the brake pedal. The traction control light began flashing and would not go faster than 25 mph. Turned off traction control button and ran fine. Turned traction control back on and the van slammed on the breaks again. Had to pull over turn off motor and restart engine to make the van stop. Google this problem and you will find it all over the internet a long with major transmission failures.

- Edmond, OK, USA

problem #1

May 212009


  • 42,100 miles
Advance traction control system light started flashing on dashboard. The car started braking and couldn't go over 20 mph. Thank goodness I was only going 25 mph at the time. I called Ford dealer who gave me no help. I brought to my regular mechanics and they said there were no codes that showed up, but there is a technical service bulletin tsb07-10-11. This describes it as a "nuisance". it is more like a safety problem. I am scared to drive it with my children in the car. If you look on www.fordforum.com, you'll see many more people who feel this way.

- Gloucester, MA, USA

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