hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,822 miles

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2006 Ford Freestar Owner Comments

problem #7

Oct 142010

Freestar 6-cyl

  • miles


Air conditioner, right side passenger door window, moter mounts.

- Saint Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #6

Feb 012012

Freestar 6-cyl

  • 67,600 miles
Every time it rained, my engine would shudder, shake, sometimes knock, the transmission would shift for no good reason, and I stalled out in traffic once. The vehicle became non-drivable when it rained (and only when it rained). I took the vehicle to my Ford dealer (schults Ford of harmarville, pa), where technician pat sand indicated that this is a known problem with Ford Freestars, and said a Ford service bulletin indicates that because of a manufacturing problem (incorrect sealer application to the PCM and poor position of PCM in relation to windshield run-off) water leakage into the program control module causes it to issue random commands and errors. They followed the Ford bulletin and by simply better sealing against moisture / blocking the water flow, resolved the problem. This is a safety issue and a known manufacturing defect.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #5

Jan 222012


  • 110,760 miles
I own a 2006 Ford Freestar and as of Jan 9 2012 they have recalled 04-05 for the transmission blowing up! torque converter, pump and output shaft to give you the pats! my family was in the van on the 400 hwy driving on Jan 22 2012 with two children and my van shouts down no control, driving 105-110 in the middle lane.. we did get to the side of the road and no one was hurt thank god, to realize our transmission blow, with only 105,000km on the van not knowing there was a problem out from Ford Canada all ready for the 04-05, we have called Ford Canada and told them what happened and they informed us that we have no warranty and its not in the recalls, so the van was fixed with a billof 2975.00at aamco transmission on Jan 25th 2012 with no help from Ford, I cant believe this has happened they were aware of this problem and are not concerned about lives, someone or all of us and anyone around us could have lost there lives due to this problem with the transmissions failing and there know about it, and don't feel there is enough repaired with the 06 are you kidding me not enough reports this is a joke, there are aware of this and when someone loses there life there recall them, give your head a shake, fix the problem before this even happens, I don't know where to begin and where or who to talk to but I am email everyone I can so that no one loses there life over this!!!I need help from all parties out there please I am heard this happened to me and my family and it could have turn out very bad!!!!!

- Barrie , AL, USA

problem #4

Sep 162011

Freestar 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles


Bought the 2006 Ford Freestar on 9/14/11. 5 minutes after the purchase, I came to a light and the car lost all power. Turned right around and went back to the dealership and assumed it was from sitting in the lot through a massive snow storm. In the 18 weeks that I have had the vehicle, it has been brought back to the shop 4 times totaling 12 full weeks. We have constant loss of power. We also experience a jerking/bucking which results in the engine light flashing and as soon as the car slows down enough, it will lose power. This usually happens right after rain. These problems have left me with a non mobile car in intersections. This is not safe at all and there should be a recall on this vehicle before someone ends up in a fatal crash.

- Vernon, NJ, USA

problem #3

Jun 012007


  • 26,000 miles
Have owned this 2006 Freestar since new. Several electrical issues. Stereo system - intermittent problems with the presets resetting and the clock setting back to 12:00. Also the volume fluctuating up and down on its own when using the rear controls. The stereo has been replaced twice. Still having the problem. Rear driver side turn signal lamp - has burned out and been replaced 7 times. Outside temperature probe - is not reading properly. Starter - have intermittent problems starting the vehicle. Have not received any resolution from several dealers. The PCM was not found to be wet or damaged. Are concerned that the vehicle has major wiring issues and is a possible fire hazard. Also, the rear ac blower squeals intermittently and has been replaced twice as well. Still doing it. There is a muffled thump sound coming from the air cleaner box area. The last dealer who looked at the vehicle stated that this is normal. We don't agree. Several, unresolved, repetitive issues with this vehicle. Very disappointed with Ford and will not purchase another.

- Boalsburg, PA, USA

problem #2

Nov 092009


  • 205,000 miles
While driving on the interstate my Ford free star caught fire under the hood. I was unable to open the hood and put the fire out. The van totally burned.

- Bangor, ME, USA

problem #1

Oct 222008


  • 24,397 miles
While driving 45 mph my 2006 Ford Freestar (24,000 mi.) van completely stalled. There were no warnings at all, it just died. I safely pulled into a parking lot and pushed it to a safe location. I had it towed to a Ford dealership. Later in the day they started it right up, checked it all out and found nothing wrong. I was very lucky that nobody stopped in front of me or I would have hit them. I'm scared to drive it now after reading all the complains online about this happening to others. This van has been nothing but trouble.

- Midland, MI, USA

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