Recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
12V006000FORD MOTOR COMPANY V (Vehicle)205896ODIFORD MOTOR COMPANY01/09/201201/09/2012
Defect SummaryFord is recalling certain model year 2004 and 2005 ford freestar and mercury monterey vehicles. the torque converter output shaft may fail.
Consequence SummaryThis condition results in a sudden loss of motive power with no warning, increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective SummaryFord will notify owners, and dealers will replace the torque converter free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin in the second calendar quarter of 2012. owners may contact the ford motor company customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332.
NotesFord's recall campaign number is 11s25.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .

Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
POWER TRAIN
04151209/06/2004041710100111574f50n transaxle no 1-2 upshift and diagnositc trouble code p0732. *tt01/04/2005
1735808/01/20041796310008183Groan/buzz/vibration when the gear selector is in park with the vehicle parked on an incline. *tt this bulletin updates previous bulletin 17358, dated 11/01/2003 to include 2005 models. *tt07/22/2004
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
04210712/13/200404241410014086General (pcm) power train control module programming procedures. *tt04/28/2005
0421711/01/200410013369General power train control module (pcm) programming procedures. *tt04/15/2005
POWER TRAIN - AXLE ASSEMBLY
1873007/01/200510017862Vehicles with a cvt transaxle, may exhibit a fluid leak from the transaxle oil pan area. *tt12/05/2005
POWER TRAIN - DRIVELINE
0514510016808Erratic fluid level reading on transaxle dipstick-leaks-4f50n, ax4n, ax4s transaxle. *sc10/11/2005
POWER TRAIN - DRIVELINE - CONSTANT VELOCITY JOINT
059801/01/200510017552A broken outer c/v joint on vehicles built before 5/1/2005. *tt11/10/2005

Investigations


NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
PE09033FORD MOTOR COMPANY07/15/200911/17/2009TORQUE CONVERTER OUTPUT SHAFT FAILURE
 Odi has received 227 owner complaints alleging a sudden and unexpected loss of motive power due to an internal transmission failure in the subject vehicles.of those complaints, 124 can be attributed to the torque converter output shaft splines stripping causing a sudden loss of power to the drivetrain.the remaining 103 complaints experienced a loss of motive power but the specific internal failure cause within the transmission is not known.odi has upgraded the investigation to an engineering analysis (ea09-016) to continue its assessment of the scope, frequency and safety-related consequences of the alleged defect.
EA09016FORD MOTOR COMPANY11/10/2009TORQUE CONVERTER OUTPUT SHAFT FAILURE
 Odi has received 227 owner complaints alleging a sudden and unexpected loss of motive power due to an internal transmission failure in the subject vehicles.of those complaints, 124 can be attributed to the torque converter output shaft splines stripping causing a sudden loss of power to the drivetrain.the remaining 103 complaints experienced a loss of motive power but the specific internal failure cause within the transmission is not known.odi is continuing to asses the scope, frequency and safety-related consequences of the alleged defect.
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
PE10033FORD MOTOR COMPANY08/23/201007/15/2011Engine Stalling
 The subject vehicles suffered from a design issue whereby water could run down onto the cowling under the hood and located in the area of the windshield wipers and then drip onto a computer module, the powertrain control module (pcm), which could be manifested in a variety of symptoms depending on which part of the circuit board became wet or which of the connector pins shorted out.in addition to causing an engine to stall, which may or may not then restart, the water intrusion could also cause the transmission to shift poorly, the vehicle to have erratic power, a malfunction indicator light to come on, or result in an inability to start the vehicle, an inability to shift the vehicle into either forward or reverse. also the problem could cause a higher than normal idle rpm in park, or for the radio to malfunction, or the interior lights to stay on.during this investigation odi was concerned with the effect of the engine stalling or a drastic and sudden loss of power either of which may create a safety risk.in reviewing the actual number of these types of incidents, collectively referred to here as engine stalls, the number was found to be below what would be considered a defect trend.for example, the number of engine stalls identified in ford's warranty claims for the model year (my) 2004 subject vehicles, the my with the most failures, was 200 out of population of 125,865, for a failure rate of 0.16%.the one crash recorded by a complainant to nhtsa, voq 10311522, alleged that the engine stalled, due to water intrusion into the pcm, while the road was turning causing her to go off the road and according to the police report the vehicle then hit an embankment and a tree stump. ford reported in their response that there were three alleged crashes but none of these were validated as being caused by a problem with water intrusion into the pcm causing a stall.accordingly this investigation is closed.the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that a safety-related defect does not exist.the agency will continue to monitor complaints and other information relating to the alleged defect in the subject vehicles and take further action in the future if warranted.
PE10033FORD MOTOR COMPANY08/23/2010Engine stalling
 This preliminary evaluation (pe) is being opened based on information obtained during the investigation dp09-004, which was specifically related to model year (my) 2004 ford freestar vehicles.the manufacturer's numbers presented on the failure report of the opening of this pe are for my 2004 ford freestar vehicles only, the odi number represents 15 my 2004 complaints and 12 my 2005 complaints; the scope of this pe investigation for my 2004 to 2007 freestars and montereys is based on complaints received to odi and on ford's technical service bulletin tsb 06-14-10. the one crash noted is for a my freestar, voq #10311522.this pe has been opened to assess the scope, frequency, and potential safety-related consequences of the alleged defect.
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - TORQUE CONVERTER
EA09016FORD MOTOR COMPANY11/10/2009TORQUE CONVERTER OUTPUT SHAFT FAILURE
 Odi has received 227 owner complaints alleging a sudden and unexpected loss of motive power due to an internal transmission failure in the subject vehicles.of those complaints, 124 can be attributed to the torque converter output shaft splines stripping causing a sudden loss of power to the drivetrain.the remaining 103 complaints experienced a loss of motive power but the specific internal failure cause within the transmission is not known.odi is continuing to asses the scope, frequency and safety-related consequences of the alleged defect.
PE09033FORD MOTOR COMPANY07/15/200911/17/2009TORQUE CONVERTER OUTPUT SHAFT FAILURE
 Odi has received 227 owner complaints alleging a sudden and unexpected loss of motive power due to an internal transmission failure in the subject vehicles.of those complaints, 124 can be attributed to the torque converter output shaft splines stripping causing a sudden loss of power to the drivetrain.the remaining 103 complaints experienced a loss of motive power but the specific internal failure cause within the transmission is not known.odi has upgraded the investigation to an engineering analysis (ea09-016) to continue its assessment of the scope, frequency and safety-related consequences of the alleged defect.

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
POWER TRAIN
01/28/2013112782
 My vehicle was in the park position and when i proceeded to drive it started hesitating and would not pick up speed.
02/15/2013
 After years of problems, previous postings on this site, and 3 pcms later... the story continues: our van has been in the shop 5 times within ~ 4-5 weeks, and the dealership keeps working to seal the pcm unit. the unit was sealed by ford with standard module seals, green expandable foam, etc., but water still got into the computer housing. during research on the freestar's computer problems, i read about the clip slots (where the pcm fits into the van) providing a means of water intrusion also, so they took it out again and sealed those. i got the van out of the shop, and the next day the check engine light came on. we took it by an auto parts place for a scan, and it showed a pcm problem. (the guy at the auto parts store said he had a 2005 freestar, and his pcm had shorted out also from water damage.) at least, this time a code was given! generally, codes are not generated since the malfunctioning computer is the code generator. i don't know if another pcm has shorted out in our van, or if water has once again seeped into the unit. the wet winter in georgia has practically rendered my van useless for the past couple of months. the van is truly a fair weather vehicle. to find more information on this issue, google 2005 ford freestar pcm water intrusion or visit any of the auto safety sites on-line such as nhtsa or arfc.org. i am currently seeking legal counsel regarding this issue, since ford has failed to take responsibility for the problems. unfortunately, pcm issues have often remained undetected due to the lack of code indications. (it took almost 2 years for one of many mechanics to diagnose our freestar's issues, and that was a result of on-line research.) pcm water intrusion problems usually are manifested as transmission or engine issues such as no reverse, erratic gear changes, rpm revs, or other unexplained occurrences.
01/28/2013112782
 My vehicle was in the park position and when i proceeded to drive it started hesitating and would not pick up speed.
02/15/2013
 After years of problems, previous postings on this site, and 3 pcms later... the story continues: our van has been in the shop 5 times within ~ 4-5 weeks, and the dealership keeps working to seal the pcm unit. the unit was sealed by ford with standard module seals, green expandable foam, etc., but water still got into the computer housing. during research on the freestar's computer problems, i read about the clip slots (where the pcm fits into the van) providing a means of water intrusion also, so they took it out again and sealed those. i got the van out of the shop, and the next day the check engine light came on. we took it by an auto parts place for a scan, and it showed a pcm problem. (the guy at the auto parts store said he had a 2005 freestar, and his pcm had shorted out also from water damage.) at least, this time a code was given! generally, codes are not generated since the malfunctioning computer is the code generator. i don't know if another pcm has shorted out in our van, or if water has once again seeped into the unit. the wet winter in georgia has practically rendered my van useless for the past couple of months. the van is truly a fair weather vehicle. to find more information on this issue, google 2005 ford freestar pcm water intrusion or visit any of the auto safety sites on-line such as nhtsa or arfc.org. i am currently seeking legal counsel regarding this issue, since ford has failed to take responsibility for the problems. unfortunately, pcm issues have often remained undetected due to the lack of code indications. (it took almost 2 years for one of many mechanics to diagnose our freestar's issues, and that was a result of on-line research.) pcm water intrusion problems usually are manifested as transmission or engine issues such as no reverse, erratic gear changes, rpm revs, or other unexplained occurrences.
01/28/2013112782
 My vehicle was in the park position and when i proceeded to drive it started hesitating and would not pick up speed.
02/15/2013
 After years of problems, previous postings on this site, and 3 pcms later... the story continues: our van has been in the shop 5 times within ~ 4-5 weeks, and the dealership keeps working to seal the pcm unit. the unit was sealed by ford with standard module seals, green expandable foam, etc., but water still got into the computer housing. during research on the freestar's computer problems, i read about the clip slots (where the pcm fits into the van) providing a means of water intrusion also, so they took it out again and sealed those. i got the van out of the shop, and the next day the check engine light came on. we took it by an auto parts place for a scan, and it showed a pcm problem. (the guy at the auto parts store said he had a 2005 freestar, and his pcm had shorted out also from water damage.) at least, this time a code was given! generally, codes are not generated since the malfunctioning computer is the code generator. i don't know if another pcm has shorted out in our van, or if water has once again seeped into the unit. the wet winter in georgia has practically rendered my van useless for the past couple of months. the van is truly a fair weather vehicle. to find more information on this issue, google 2005 ford freestar pcm water intrusion or visit any of the auto safety sites on-line such as nhtsa or arfc.org. i am currently seeking legal counsel regarding this issue, since ford has failed to take responsibility for the problems. unfortunately, pcm issues have often remained undetected due to the lack of code indications. (it took almost 2 years for one of many mechanics to diagnose our freestar's issues, and that was a result of on-line research.) pcm water intrusion problems usually are manifested as transmission or engine issues such as no reverse, erratic gear changes, rpm revs, or other unexplained occurrences.
01/28/2013112782
 My vehicle was in the park position and when i proceeded to drive it started hesitating and would not pick up speed.
02/15/2013
 After years of problems, previous postings on this site, and 3 pcms later... the story continues: our van has been in the shop 5 times within ~ 4-5 weeks, and the dealership keeps working to seal the pcm unit. the unit was sealed by ford with standard module seals, green expandable foam, etc., but water still got into the computer housing. during research on the freestar's computer problems, i read about the clip slots (where the pcm fits into the van) providing a means of water intrusion also, so they took it out again and sealed those. i got the van out of the shop, and the next day the check engine light came on. we took it by an auto parts place for a scan, and it showed a pcm problem. (the guy at the auto parts store said he had a 2005 freestar, and his pcm had shorted out also from water damage.) at least, this time a code was given! generally, codes are not generated since the malfunctioning computer is the code generator. i don't know if another pcm has shorted out in our van, or if water has once again seeped into the unit. the wet winter in georgia has practically rendered my van useless for the past couple of months. the van is truly a fair weather vehicle. to find more information on this issue, google 2005 ford freestar pcm water intrusion or visit any of the auto safety sites on-line such as nhtsa or arfc.org. i am currently seeking legal counsel regarding this issue, since ford has failed to take responsibility for the problems. unfortunately, pcm issues have often remained undetected due to the lack of code indications. (it took almost 2 years for one of many mechanics to diagnose our freestar's issues, and that was a result of on-line research.) pcm water intrusion problems usually are manifested as transmission or engine issues such as no reverse, erratic gear changes, rpm revs, or other unexplained occurrences.
02/15/2013
 After years of problems, previous postings on this site, and 3 pcms later... the story continues: our van has been in the shop 5 times within ~ 4-5 weeks, and the dealership keeps working to seal the pcm unit. the unit was sealed by ford with standard module seals, green expandable foam, etc., but water still got into the computer housing. during research on the freestar's computer problems, i read about the clip slots (where the pcm fits into the van) providing a means of water intrusion also, so they took it out again and sealed those. i got the van out of the shop, and the next day the check engine light came on. we took it by an auto parts place for a scan, and it showed a pcm problem. (the guy at the auto parts store said he had a 2005 freestar, and his pcm had shorted out also from water damage.) at least, this time a code was given! generally, codes are not generated since the malfunctioning computer is the code generator. i don't know if another pcm has shorted out in our van, or if water has once again seeped into the unit. the wet winter in georgia has practically rendered my van useless for the past couple of months. the van is truly a fair weather vehicle. to find more information on this issue, google 2005 ford freestar pcm water intrusion or visit any of the auto safety sites on-line such as nhtsa or arfc.org. i am currently seeking legal counsel regarding this issue, since ford has failed to take responsibility for the problems. unfortunately, pcm issues have often remained undetected due to the lack of code indications. (it took almost 2 years for one of many mechanics to diagnose our freestar's issues, and that was a result of on-line research.) pcm water intrusion problems usually are manifested as transmission or engine issues such as no reverse, erratic gear changes, rpm revs, or other unexplained occurrences.
01/09/2013859541
 Trying to back out of my driveway, van will not go into reverse. restart van, put it into reverse & it falters & stalls. restart &got van into drive,but it will not accelerate until 3000 rpms, then jerks into drive & stalls again. had it towed to a local mechanic i have used for over 20 yrs. van shows no codes.replace battery, have throttle body cleaned, cam sensor is tested, shows not problems. van starts & runs for one day. same exact issue happens again. have it towed a second time. again, no codes come up.mechanic flushes out the tranny,& van runs again for 50 miles w/o incident. but again, trying to leave for work next day, van displays the exact same issues. no torque to move the van, constant stalling as soon as it is taken out of drive. will not move at all or starts & moves very hesitantly into reverse, catches gear & jerks, stalls once again. tow again to a ford dealer. told the prob is the recalled torque converter. have it replaced, and van doesn't make it the 12 miles home. the van lost complete power on a highway & i was almost hit by oncoming traffic. tow back, now being told the transmission needs replacement, over $3,000 because metal from the recalled part has dislogged into tranny. i am now finding thru my own research that this is a common problem relating to the pcm, which replacing tranny doesn't solve the issues. ford is offering no help or compensation am a single mom of 2 kids, 1 is disabled,& now been fired from my job because i can't get there 28 miles away. the van is stranded at the dealer, because i have no money to fix or tow again. i am at my wits end. ford needs to step up to the plate &replace this van!!!! repairing the torque converter, cam sensor, or transmission will not solve the pcm problem, which is not sealed properly, & after numerous repairs, will malfunction again> my q to ford is:does someone have to die for u to do something? *tr
01/09/201385954
 Trying to back out of my driveway, van will not go into reverse. restart van, put it into reverse & it falters & stalls. restart &got van into drive,but it will not accelerate until 3000 rpms, then jerks into drive & stalls again. had it towed to a local mechanic i have used for over 20 yrs.van shows no codes.replace battery, have throttle body cleaned, cam sensor is tested, shows not problems.van starts & runs for one day.same exact issue happens again.have it towed a second time. again, no codes come up.mechanic flushes out the tranny,& van runs again for 50 miles w/o incident. but again, trying to leave for work next day, van displays the exact same issues.no torque to move the van, constant stalling as soon as it is taken out of drive.will not move at all or starts & moves very hesitantly into reverse, catches gear & jerks, stalls once again.tow again to a ford dealer. told the prob is the recalled torque convertor. have it replaced, and van doesn't make it the 12 miles home.the van lost complete power on a highway & i was almost hit by oncoming traffic. tow back, now being told the transmission needs replacement, over $3,000 because metal from the recalled part has dislogged into tranny. i am now finding thru my own research that this is a common problem relating to the pcm, which replacing tranny doesn't solve the issues. ford is offering no help or compensation.i am a single mom of 2 kids, 1 is disabled,& now been fired from my job because i can't get there 28 miles away. the van is stranded at the dealer, because i have no money to fix or tow again. i am at my wits end. ford needs to step up to the plate &replace this van!!!! repairing the torque convertor, cam sensor, or transmission will not solve the pcm problem, which is not sealed properly, & after numerous repairs, will malfunction again> my q to ford is:does someone have to die for u to do something?
01/09/201385954
 Trying to back out of my driveway, van will not go into reverse. restart van, put it into reverse & it falters & stalls. restart &got van into drive,but it will not accelerate until 3000 rpms, then jerks into drive & stalls again. had it towed to a local mechanic i have used for over 20 yrs.van shows no codes.replace battery, have throttle body cleaned, cam sensor is tested, shows not problems.van starts & runs for one day.same exact issue happens again.have it towed a second time. again, no codes come up.mechanic flushes out the tranny,& van runs again for 50 miles w/o incident. but again, trying to leave for work next day, van displays the exact same issues.no torque to move the van, constant stalling as soon as it is taken out of drive.will not move at all or starts & moves very hesitantly into reverse, catches gear & jerks, stalls once again.tow again to a ford dealer. told the prob is the recalled torque convertor. have it replaced, and van doesn't make it the 12 miles home.the van lost complete power on a highway & i was almost hit by oncoming traffic. tow back, now being told the transmission needs replacement, over $3,000 because metal from the recalled part has dislogged into tranny. i am now finding thru my own research that this is a common problem relating to the pcm, which replacing tranny doesn't solve the issues. ford is offering no help or compensation.i am a single mom of 2 kids, 1 is disabled,& now been fired from my job because i can't get there 28 miles away. the van is stranded at the dealer, because i have no money to fix or tow again. i am at my wits end. ford needs to step up to the plate &replace this van!!!! repairing the torque convertor, cam sensor, or transmission will not solve the pcm problem, which is not sealed properly, & after numerous repairs, will malfunction again> my q to ford is:does someone have to die for u to do something?
01/09/201385954
 Trying to back out of my driveway, van will not go into reverse. restart van, put it into reverse & it falters & stalls. restart &got van into drive,but it will not accelerate until 3000 rpms, then jerks into drive & stalls again. had it towed to a local mechanic i have used for over 20 yrs.van shows no codes.replace battery, have throttle body cleaned, cam sensor is tested, shows not problems.van starts & runs for one day.same exact issue happens again.have it towed a second time. again, no codes come up.mechanic flushes out the tranny,& van runs again for 50 miles w/o incident. but again, trying to leave for work next day, van displays the exact same issues.no torque to move the van, constant stalling as soon as it is taken out of drive.will not move at all or starts & moves very hesitantly into reverse, catches gear & jerks, stalls once again.tow again to a ford dealer. told the prob is the recalled torque convertor. have it replaced, and van doesn't make it the 12 miles home.the van lost complete power on a highway & i was almost hit by oncoming traffic. tow back, now being told the transmission needs replacement, over $3,000 because metal from the recalled part has dislogged into tranny. i am now finding thru my own research that this is a common problem relating to the pcm, which replacing tranny doesn't solve the issues. ford is offering no help or compensation.i am a single mom of 2 kids, 1 is disabled,& now been fired from my job because i can't get there 28 miles away. the van is stranded at the dealer, because i have no money to fix or tow again. i am at my wits end. ford needs to step up to the plate &replace this van!!!! repairing the torque convertor, cam sensor, or transmission will not solve the pcm problem, which is not sealed properly, & after numerous repairs, will malfunction again> my q to ford is:does someone have to die for u to do something?
01/17/20131312001
 Engine stays in third gear on highway ,windshield wiper fluid won't spray and power locks don't work with button on doors or key fob. getting 11 miles a gallon because won't shift into fourth gear and that's a highway trip! *tr
02/07/201290000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled and multiple warning lamps illuminated. the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the technician diagnosed that the pcm module needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was 90,000 and the current mileage was 176,000.
01/17/20131312001
 Engine stays in third gear on highway ,windshield wiper fluid won't spray and power locks don't work with button on doors or key fob. getting 11 miles a gallon because won't shift into fourth gear and that's a highway trip! *tr
02/07/201290000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled and multiple warning lamps illuminated. the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the technician diagnosed that the pcm module needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was 90,000 and the current mileage was 176,000.
01/17/2013131200
 Engine stays in third gear on highway ,windshield wiper fluid won't spray and power locks don't work with button on doors or key fob. getting 11 miles a gallon because won't shift into forth gear and that's a highway trip!
02/07/201290000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled and multiple warning lamps illuminated. the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the technician diagnosed that the pcm module needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was 90,000 and the current mileage was 176,000. kmj
01/17/2013131200
 Engine stays in third gear on highway ,windshield wiper fluid won't spray and power locks don't work with button on doors or key fob. getting 11 miles a gallon because won't shift into forth gear and that's a highway trip!
01/01/20101300001
 Difficult to diagnose! symptoms of a wet pcm module manifests itself in many forms. we've experienced most of them by this point in our ~3 year battle with our freestar. randomly, our van would not: start, go into reverse, give warning lights, drive forward without stalling, allow certain systems to function properly. in other situations, it would: run roughly, break down, rev up unexpectedly, create transmission issues, etc. seals wear down and allows water to enter into the computer, due to its location under the windshield. one of the greatest problems of all is the lack of diagnostics for this issue. we've had our vehicle towed in, only to find diagnostic codes did not show up when the van was checked out. surprisingly, the car would usually start up and drive without a problem after being towed into the mechanic. after several towing experiences, we simply decided to leave our car stranded for a day or two if possible and return later to drive it away without a problem. we've replaced pumps, coils, transmission components, plugs, wires.. in an effort to get the van to work properly. finally, one mechanic did on-line research and found the pcm problem with the 2005 freestar. after finding water in the computer housing, he suggested that we buy a rebuilt one (ford does not supply pcm's for this van anymore) to see if that would solve the problems. however, the ford dealership had to install the computer so that the programming could be completed. otherwise, the original keys would not work. in summary, the pcm did solve the problems, until the next weather event. then, the problems started all over again. we have now had the computer replaced, dried, and/or sealed several times, but water keeps getting inside. the local ford dealership and other mechanics have been working diligently in an effort to seal the pcm. recall and class action needed! *tr
02/07/201290000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled and multiple warning lamps illuminated. the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the technician diagnosed that the pcm module needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was 90,000 and the current mileage was 176,000. pm
01/17/2013131200
 Engine stays in third gear on highway ,windshield wiper fluid won't spray and power locks don't work with button on doors or key fob. getting 11 miles a gallon because won't shift into forth gear and that's a highway trip!
01/01/2010130000
 Difficult to diagnose! symptoms of a wet pcm module manifests itself in many forms. we've experienced most of them by this point in our ~3 year battle with our freestar. randomly, our van would not: start, go into reverse, give warning lights, drive forward without stalling, allow certain systems to function properly. in other situations, it would: run roughly, break down, rev up unexpectedly, create transmission issues, etc. seals wear down and allows water to enter into the computer, due to its location under the windshield. one of the greatest problems of all is the lack of diagnostics for this issue. we've had our vehicle towed in, only to find diagnostic codes did not show up when the van was checked out. surprisingly, the car would usually start up and drive without a problem after being towed into the mechanic. after several towing experiences, we simply decided to leave our car stranded for a day or two if possible and return later to drive it away without a problem. we've replaced pumps, coils, transmission components, plugs, wires.. in an effort to get the van to work properly. finally, one mechanic did on-line research and found the pcm problem with the 2005 freestar. after finding water in the computer housing, he suggested that we buy a rebuilt one (ford does not supply pcm's for this van anymore) to see if that would solve the problems. however, the ford dealership had to install the computer so that the programming could be completed. otherwise, the original keys would not work. in summary, the pcm did solve the problems, until the next weather event. then, the problems started all over again. we have now had the computer replaced, dried, and/or sealed several times, but water keeps getting inside. the local ford dealership and other mechanics have been working diligently in an effort to seal the pcm. recall and class action needed!
01/01/2010130000
 Difficult to diagnose! symptoms of a wet pcm module manifests itself in many forms. we've experienced most of them by this point in our ~3 year battle with our freestar. randomly, our van would not: start, go into reverse, give warning lights, drive forward without stalling, allow certain systems to function properly. in other situations, it would: run roughly, break down, rev up unexpectedly, create transmission issues, etc. seals wear down and allows water to enter into the computer, due to its location under the windshield. one of the greatest problems of all is the lack of diagnostics for this issue. we've had our vehicle towed in, only to find diagnostic codes did not show up when the van was checked out. surprisingly, the car would usually start up and drive without a problem after being towed into the mechanic. after several towing experiences, we simply decided to leave our car stranded for a day or two if possible and return later to drive it away without a problem. we've replaced pumps, coils, transmission components, plugs, wires.. in an effort to get the van to work properly. finally, one mechanic did on-line research and found the pcm problem with the 2005 freestar. after finding water in the computer housing, he suggested that we buy a rebuilt one (ford does not supply pcm's for this van anymore) to see if that would solve the problems. however, the ford dealership had to install the computer so that the programming could be completed. otherwise, the original keys would not work. in summary, the pcm did solve the problems, until the next weather event. then, the problems started all over again. we have now had the computer replaced, dried, and/or sealed several times, but water keeps getting inside. the local ford dealership and other mechanics have been working diligently in an effort to seal the pcm. recall and class action needed!
01/19/2010102455
 Engine stutters, won't run steady, idols over 2000rpm in nuetral, continually dies, when engine dies steering hard(naturally), won't go in reverse, this problem causes innumeral problems that are not safe when it does it on the road. the problem is apparently in moisture in the pcm. torque converter was replaced in 2012. has not done the problem for a year and did it again today( has not rained in more than a week) just going down the road and starts cutting out and dies! has done this many times since 2010. ford knows about it!
01/01/2010130000
 Difficult to diagnose! symptoms of a wet pcm module manifests itself in many forms. we've experienced most of them by this point in our ~3 year battle with our freestar. randomly, our van would not: start, go into reverse, give warning lights, drive forward without stalling, allow certain systems to function properly. in other situations, it would: run roughly, break down, rev up unexpectedly, create transmission issues, etc. seals wear down and allows water to enter into the computer, due to its location under the windshield. one of the greatest problems of all is the lack of diagnostics for this issue. we've had our vehicle towed in, only to find diagnostic codes did not show up when the van was checked out. surprisingly, the car would usually start up and drive without a problem after being towed into the mechanic. after several towing experiences, we simply decided to leave our car stranded for a day or two if possible and return later to drive it away without a problem. we've replaced pumps, coils, transmission components, plugs, wires.. in an effort to get the van to work properly. finally, one mechanic did on-line research and found the pcm problem with the 2005 freestar. after finding water in the computer housing, he suggested that we buy a rebuilt one (ford does not supply pcm's for this van anymore) to see if that would solve the problems. however, the ford dealership had to install the computer so that the programming could be completed. otherwise, the original keys would not work. in summary, the pcm did solve the problems, until the next weather event. then, the problems started all over again. we have now had the computer replaced, dried, and/or sealed several times, but water keeps getting inside. the local ford dealership and other mechanics have been working diligently in an effort to seal the pcm. recall and class action needed!
01/19/2010102455
 Engine stutters, won't run steady, idols over 2000rpm in nuetral, continually dies, when engine dies steering hard(naturally), won't go in reverse, this problem causes innumeral problems that are not safe when it does it on the road. the problem is apparently in moisture in the pcm. torque converter was replaced in 2012. has not done the problem for a year and did it again today( has not rained in more than a week) just going down the road and starts cutting out and dies! has done this many times since 2010. ford knows about it!
01/01/2010130000
 Difficult to diagnose! symptoms of a wet pcm module manifests itself in many forms. we've experienced most of them by this point in our ~3 year battle with our freestar. randomly, our van would not: start, go into reverse, give warning lights, drive forward without stalling, allow certain systems to function properly. in other situations, it would: run roughly, break down, rev up unexpectedly, create transmission issues, etc. seals wear down and allows water to enter into the computer, due to its location under the windshield. one of the greatest problems of all is the lack of diagnostics for this issue. we've had our vehicle towed in, only to find diagnostic codes did not show up when the van was checked out. surprisingly, the car would usually start up and drive without a problem after being towed into the mechanic. after several towing experiences, we simply decided to leave our car stranded for a day or two if possible and return later to drive it away without a problem. we've replaced pumps, coils, transmission components, plugs, wires.. in an effort to get the van to work properly. finally, one mechanic did on-line research and found the pcm problem with the 2005 freestar. after finding water in the computer housing, he suggested that we buy a rebuilt one (ford does not supply pcm's for this van anymore) to see if that would solve the problems. however, the ford dealership had to install the computer so that the programming could be completed. otherwise, the original keys would not work. in summary, the pcm did solve the problems, until the next weather event. then, the problems started all over again. we have now had the computer replaced, dried, and/or sealed several times, but water keeps getting inside. the local ford dealership and other mechanics have been working diligently in an effort to seal the pcm. recall and class action needed!
01/19/2010102455
 Engine stutters, won't run steady, idols over 2000rpm in nuetral, continually dies, when engine dies steering hard(naturally), won't go in reverse, this problem causes innumeral problems that are not safe when it does it on the road. the problem is apparently in moisture in the pcm. torque converter was replaced in 2012. has not done the problem for a year and did it again today( has not rained in more than a week) just going down the road and starts cutting out and dies! has done this many times since 2010. ford knows about it!
01/19/2010102455
 Engine stutters, won't run steady, idols over 2000rpm in nuetral, continually dies, when engine dies steering hard(naturally), won't go in reverse, this problem causes innumeral problems that are not safe when it does it on the road. the problem is apparently in moisture in the pcm. torque converter was replaced in 2012. has not done the problem for a year and did it again today( has not rained in more than a week) just going down the road and starts cutting out and dies! has done this many times since 2010. ford knows about it!
01/19/2010102455
 Engine stutters, won't run steady, idols over 2000rpm in nuetral, continually dies, when engine dies steering hard(naturally), won't go in reverse, this problem causes innumeral problems that are not safe when it does it on the road. the problem is apparently in moisture in the pcm. torque converter was replaced in 2012. has not done the problem for a year and did it again today( has not rained in more than a week) just going down the road and starts cutting out and dies! has done this many times since 2010. ford knows about it!
10/12/201190000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician diagnosed that the torque converter needed to be replaced and that the vehicle was included in nhtsa campaign id number: 12v006000 (power train:automatic transmission:torque converter). the vehicle was repaired under the recall however, the repair failed to remedy the problem. the technician inspected the vehicle again and advised the contact that the transmission needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in any other recalls. the vehicle was not further repaired. the failure mileage was 90,000 and the current mileage was 118,000. kmj
10/12/201190000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician diagnosed that the torque converter needed to be replaced and that the vehicle was included in nhtsa campaign id number: 12v006000 (power train:automatic transmission:torque converter). the vehicle was repaired under the recall however, the repair failed to remedy the problem. the technician inspected the vehicle again and advised the contact that the transmission needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in any other recalls. the vehicle was not further repaired. the failure mileage was 90,000 and the current mileage was 118,000. kmj
10/12/201190000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician diagnosed that the torque converter needed to be replaced and that the vehicle was included in nhtsa campaign id number: 12v006000 (power train:automatic transmission:torque converter). the vehicle was repaired under the recall however, the repair failed to remedy the problem. the technician inspected the vehicle again and advised the contact that the transmission needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in any other recalls. the vehicle was not further repaired. the failure mileage was 90,000 and the current mileage was 118,000. kmj
10/12/201190000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the vehicle stalled without any warnings. the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the technician diagnosed that the torque converter needed to be replaced under recall nhtsa campaign id number: 12v006000 (power train:automatic transmission:torque converter). the remedy failed to repaired the problem. the technician inspected the vehicle again and stated that the transmission needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included on any other recalls. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 90,000 and the current mileage was 118,000. pm
06/04/2012680001
 This information is a collection of incidents that ultimately fit together. i have notice that the floor board of my van was wet. since i have 3 kids i just shrugged it off. this past week i notice the floor mats weren't wet only the carpet beneath it was soaked. my kids don't spill just under the mats. the water must be entering from the outside in. the van was acting weird on and off -no check engine light until it started happen more frequently. june 2012, i got the p1340 code that the camshaft position sensor had gone bad, i replaced it, went out again, i was told it could have been a faulty part, changed it again, went out again, decided this is beyond me. i took it to the dealership and they fixed the camshaft position sensor and another part that was causing the camshaft position sensor not to work. ($900) it broke again because the part they put in was defective. they replaced the defective part and the check engine light came back on again. after they had the car for 2 weeks they found another small problem. ($130) i insisted at the time that they didn't make the proper repairs. they assured me that it all still needed to be done. (caught some double talk) i experienced a few more issues with the van losing power. (july,september, october -check engine light did not turn on.) i:n december the car turned off and i was only able to get about 25ft per restart and the light came on. i've noticed other features not working properly or working intermittently. (power locks, power windows, radio, power doors, key remote ...) i have learned that other 2005 freestar owners have experienced similar incidents caused by water leaking into the car through the windshield wiper blades and running down the wire harness causing multiple parts to short out from time to time. please look into this. i have 3 children and no more money for let's try this repairs. *tr
06/04/201268000
 This information is a collection of incidents that ultimately fit together. i have notice that the floor board of my van was wet. since i have 3 kids i just shrugged it off. this past week i notice the floor mats weren't wet only the carpet beneath it was soaked. my kids don't spill just under the mats. the water must be entering from the outside in. the van was acting weird on and off -no check engine light until it started happen more frequently. june 2012, i got the p1340 code that the camshaft position sensor had gone bad, i replaced it, went out again, i was told it could have been a faulty part, changed it again, went out again, decided this is beyond me. i took it to the dealership and they fixed the camshaft position sensor and another part that was causing the camshaft position sensor not to work. ($900) it broke again because the part they put in was defective. they replaced the defective part and the check engine light came back on again. after they had the car for 2 weeks they found another small problem. ($130) i insisted at the time that they didn't make the proper repairs. they assured me that it all still needed to be done. (caught some double talk) i experienced a few more issues with the van losing power. (july,september, october -check engine light did not turn on.) i:n december the car turned off and i was only able to get about 25ft per restart and the light came on. i've noticed other features not working properly or working intermittently. (power locks, power windows, radio, power doors, key remote ...) i have learned that other 2005 freestar owners have experienced similar incidents caused by water leaking into the car through the windshield wiper blades and running down the wire harness causing multiple parts to short out from time to time. please look into this. i have 3 children and no more money for let's try this repairs.
06/04/201268000
 This information is a collection of incidents that ultimately fit together. i have notice that the floor board of my van was wet. since i have 3 kids i just shrugged it off. this past week i notice the floor mats weren't wet only the carpet beneath it was soaked. my kids don't spill just under the mats. the water must be entering from the outside in. the van was acting weird on and off -no check engine light until it started happen more frequently. june 2012, i got the p1340 code that the camshaft position sensor had gone bad, i replaced it, went out again, i was told it could have been a faulty part, changed it again, went out again, decided this is beyond me. i took it to the dealership and they fixed the camshaft position sensor and another part that was causing the camshaft position sensor not to work. ($900) it broke again because the part they put in was defective. they replaced the defective part and the check engine light came back on again. after they had the car for 2 weeks they found another small problem. ($130) i insisted at the time that they didn't make the proper repairs. they assured me that it all still needed to be done. (caught some double talk) i experienced a few more issues with the van losing power. (july,september, october -check engine light did not turn on.) i:n december the car turned off and i was only able to get about 25ft per restart and the light came on. i've noticed other features not working properly or working intermittently. (power locks, power windows, radio, power doors, key remote ...) i have learned that other 2005 freestar owners have experienced similar incidents caused by water leaking into the car through the windshield wiper blades and running down the wire harness causing multiple parts to short out from time to time. please look into this. i have 3 children and no more money for let's try this repairs.
06/04/201268000
 This information is a collection of incidents that ultimately fit together. i have notice that the floor board of my van was wet. since i have 3 kids i just shrugged it off. this past week i notice the floor mats weren't wet only the carpet beneath it was soaked. my kids don't spill just under the mats. the water must be entering from the outside in. the van was acting weird on and off -no check engine light until it started happen more frequently. june 2012, i got the p1340 code that the camshaft position sensor had gone bad, i replaced it, went out again, i was told it could have been a faulty part, changed it again, went out again, decided this is beyond me. i took it to the dealership and they fixed the camshaft position sensor and another part that was causing the camshaft position sensor not to work. ($900) it broke again because the part they put in was defective. they replaced the defective part and the check engine light came back on again. after they had the car for 2 weeks they found another small problem. ($130) i insisted at the time that they didn't make the proper repairs. they assured me that it all still needed to be done. (caught some double talk) i experienced a few more issues with the van losing power. (july,september, october -check engine light did not turn on.) i:n december the car turned off and i was only able to get about 25ft per restart and the light came on. i've noticed other features not working properly or working intermittently. (power locks, power windows, radio, power doors, key remote ...) i have learned that other 2005 freestar owners have experienced similar incidents caused by water leaking into the car through the windshield wiper blades and running down the wire harness causing multiple parts to short out from time to time. please look into this. i have 3 children and no more money for let's try this repairs.
12/24/201285000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that while driving 45 mph, the vehicle began to loose power without warning. the contact stated that the vehicle would decelerate rapidly and then was able to continue driving. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was notified and stated that there were no recalls on the vehicle. the failure mileage was 85,000. kmj
12/24/2012870001
 This vehicle has a continuing problem with the pcm shorting out due to water entering the wiring harness through the windshield wipers. once the pcm short circuits the transmission does not function causing the car to loose its' motion. this occurs without warning and places the occupants of the vehicle at greater risk of being involved in an accident as the car simple ceases to work. the company has currently recalled this make and model to replace a defective torque converter. although this seems to solve the problem initially, the long term problem of water seeping into the pcm will cause the transmission to fail time and time again. *tr
12/24/201287000
 This vechicle has a continuing problem with the pcm shorting out due to water entering the wiring harness throught the windshield wipers. once the pcm short circuts the transmisson does not function causing the car to loose its' motion. this occurs without warning and places the occupants of the vehicle at greater risk of being invovled in an accident as the car simple ceases to work. the company has currently recalled this make and model to replace a defective torque converter. although this seems to solve the problem initially, the long term problem of water seeping into the pcm will cause the transmission to fail time and time again.
12/24/201285000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that while driving 45 mph. the vehicle began to loose power without warning. the contact stated that the vehicle would slow down very fast and then she would be able to continue to drive. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was notified and they stated that there was no recalls on the failure. the failure mileage was 85,000. ap
12/24/201287000
 This vechicle has a continuing problem with the pcm shorting out due to water entering the wiring harness throught the windshield wipers. once the pcm short circuts the transmisson does not function causing the car to loose its' motion. this occurs without warning and places the occupants of the vehicle at greater risk of being invovled in an accident as the car simple ceases to work. the company has currently recalled this make and model to replace a defective torque converter. although this seems to solve the problem initially, the long term problem of water seeping into the pcm will cause the transmission to fail time and time again.
12/24/201285000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that while driving 45 mph. the vehicle began to loose power without warning. the contact stated that the vehicle would slow down very fast and then she would be able to continue to drive. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was notified and they stated that there was no recalls on the failure. the failure mileage was 85,000. ap
12/24/201287000
 This vechicle has a continuing problem with the pcm shorting out due to water entering the wiring harness throught the windshield wipers. once the pcm short circuts the transmisson does not function causing the car to loose its' motion. this occurs without warning and places the occupants of the vehicle at greater risk of being invovled in an accident as the car simple ceases to work. the company has currently recalled this make and model to replace a defective torque converter. although this seems to solve the problem initially, the long term problem of water seeping into the pcm will cause the transmission to fail time and time again.
06/20/2012380001
 Transmission seemed to be acting up trying to maintain highway cruising speeds, 55-65 mph. kept shuttering and vibrating. balise ford in hyannis ma found a problem in the transmission. they had the vehicle for approximately 60 days time. during that time they removed the transmission under the direction of ford esp extended warranty center approximately 8 times, replacing a new and different part each time they removed the transmission and reinstalled it. after the repair attempt exceeded the replaced value, ford esp extended warranty program decided to replace the entire transmission with a ford factory rebuilt transmission. after the transmission was replaced the vehicle started doing the same thing all over again. we then got a recall on the vehicle and inquired. come to find out the torque converter was the problem and the rebuilt transmission from ford factory had one of the bad converters and that needed to replaced as soon as parts were available. the new converter came in and was installed in the vehicle approximately august 2012. late november 2012 the vehicle, now with 46,000 one owner pampered miles on it is doing the same thing. the vehicle shutters when floating in and out of gears when trying to maintain highway speeds, 55 - 65 mph. when this occurs you can feel the rumble in the vehicle and the tachometer needle jumps around. this vehicle is my mother's only means of transportation and she is a 72 year old woman who has had 2 total knees replacements. i purchased this vehicle brand new for her thinking it would be a dependable vehicle, and with her low amount of miles driven year, assumed it would last an easy 10 years. not the case. i am afraid to have her use this vehicle and ford needs to step up to the plate and fix it once and for all or replace the vehicle for us. *tr
06/20/2012380001
 Transmission seemed to be acting up trying to maintain highway cruising speeds, 55-65 mph. kept shuttering and vibrating. balise ford in hyannis ma found a problem in the transmission. they had the vehicle for approximately 60 days time. during that time they removed the transmission under the direction of ford esp extended warranty center approximately 8 times, replacing a new and different part each time they removed the transmission and reinstalled it. after the repair attempt exceeded the replaced value, ford esp extended warranty program decided to replace the entire transmission with a ford factory rebuilt transmission. after the transmission was replaced the vehicle started doing the same thing all over again. we then got a recall on the vehicle and inquired. come to find out the torque converter was the problem and the rebuilt transmission from ford factory had one of the bad converters and that needed to replaced as soon as parts were available. the new converter came in and was installed in the vehicle approximately august 2012. late november 2012 the vehicle, now with 46,000 one owner pampered miles on it is doing the same thing. the vehicle shutters when floating in and out of gears when trying to maintain highway speeds, 55 - 65 mph. when this occurs you can feel the rumble in the vehicle and the tachometer needle jumps around. this vehicle is my mother's only means of transportation and she is a 72 year old woman who has had 2 total knees replacements. i purchased this vehicle brand new for her thinking it would be a dependable vehicle, and with her low amount of miles driven year, assumed it would last an easy 10 years. not the case. i am afraid to have her use this vehicle and ford needs to step up to the plate and fix it once and for all or replace the vehicle for us. *tr
06/20/2012380001
 Transmission seemed to be acting up trying to maintain highway cruising speeds, 55-65 mph. kept shuttering and vibrating. balise ford in hyannis ma found a problem in the transmission. they had the vehicle for approximately 60 days time. during that time they removed the transmission under the direction of ford esp extended warranty center approximately 8 times, replacing a new and different part each time they removed the transmission and reinstalled it. after the repair attempt exceeded the replaced value, ford esp extended warranty program decided to replace the entire transmission with a ford factory rebuilt transmission. after the transmission was replaced the vehicle started doing the same thing all over again. we then got a recall on the vehicle and inquired. come to find out the torque converter was the problem and the rebuilt transmission from ford factory had one of the bad converters and that needed to replaced as soon as parts were available. the new converter came in and was installed in the vehicle approximately august 2012. late november 2012 the vehicle, now with 46,000 one owner pampered miles on it is doing the same thing. the vehicle shutters when floating in and out of gears when trying to maintain highway speeds, 55 - 65 mph. when this occurs you can feel the rumble in the vehicle and the tachometer needle jumps around. this vehicle is my mother's only means of transportation and she is a 72 year old woman who has had 2 total knees replacements. i purchased this vehicle brand new for her thinking it would be a dependable vehicle, and with her low amount of miles driven year, assumed it would last an easy 10 years. not the case. i am afraid to have her use this vehicle and ford needs to step up to the plate and fix it once and for all or replace the vehicle for us. *tr
06/20/2012380001
 Transmission seemed to be acting up trying to maintain highway cruising speeds, 55-65 mph. kept shuttering and vibrating. balise ford in hyannis ma found a problem in the transmission. they had the vehicle for approximately 60 days time. during that time they removed the transmission under the direction of ford esp extended warranty center approximately 8 times, replacing a new and different part each time they removed the transmission and reinstalled it. after the repair attempt exceeded the replaced value, ford esp extended warranty program decided to replace the entire transmission with a ford factory rebuilt transmission. after the transmission was replaced the vehicle started doing the same thing all over again. we then got a recall on the vehicle and inquired. come to find out the torque converter was the problem and the rebuilt transmission from ford factory had one of the bad converters and that needed to replaced as soon as parts were available. the new converter came in and was installed in the vehicle approximately august 2012. late november 2012 the vehicle, now with 46,000 one owner pampered miles on it is doing the same thing. the vehicle shutters when floating in and out of gears when trying to maintain highway speeds, 55 - 65 mph. when this occurs you can feel the rumble in the vehicle and the tachometer needle jumps around. this vehicle is my mother's only means of transportation and she is a 72 year old woman who has had 2 total knees replacements. i purchased this vehicle brand new for her thinking it would be a dependable vehicle, and with her low amount of miles driven year, assumed it would last an easy 10 years. not the case. i am afraid to have her use this vehicle and ford needs to step up to the plate and fix it once and for all or replace the vehicle for us. *tr
11/19/20121681811
 Received recall for torque converter- had it replaced on aug 20, 2012. on nov. 19th the van wouldn't go pass 20 mph. drove slow approx. 3 miles to destination. had it towed to dealership to check out problem at initial contact was told they knew of no problems relating to torque converter replacement. after checking van out was told that we needed a new transmission, at second contact was told they were aware of torque recall issues but nothing would be done for us. we had not had any problems with transmission prior to nov 19th. when asked, was also told that they did not flush and replace fluids with the torque converter recall service as this extra cost was not part of the recall. we were told by an independent mechanic that if fluids were not changed that it could cause the transmission to fail which it did. was quoted a high cost to replace transmission, ended up using disabled vehicle as a trade 'as is' to purchase a working vehicle. other issues with vehicle prior to last incident were electrical functions not working, sliding doors would reopen upon closing, had to turn off auto doors, backup warning quit working, traction control button didn't work, dvd player would start running on its own. *tr
11/19/20121681811
 Received recall for torque converter- had it replaced on aug 20, 2012. on nov. 19th the van wouldn't go pass 20 mph. drove slow approx. 3 miles to destination. had it towed to dealership to check out problem at initial contact was told they knew of no problems relating to torque converter replacement. after checking van out was told that we needed a new transmission, at second contact was told they were aware of torque recall issues but nothing would be done for us. we had not had any problems with transmission prior to nov 19th. when asked, was also told that they did not flush and replace fluids with the torque converter recall service as this extra cost was not part of the recall. we were told by an independent mechanic that if fluids were not changed that it could cause the transmission to fail which it did. was quoted a high cost to replace transmission, ended up using disabled vehicle as a trade 'as is' to purchase a working vehicle. other issues with vehicle prior to last incident were electrical functions not working, sliding doors would reopen upon closing, had to turn off auto doors, backup warning quit working, traction control button didn't work, dvd player would start running on its own. *tr
11/19/2012168181
 Received recall for torque converter- had it replaced on aug 20, 2012. on nov. 19th the van wouldn't go pass 20 mph. drove slow approx. 3 miles to destination. had it towed to dealership to check out problem at initial contact was told they knew of no problems relating to torque converter replacement. after checking van out was told that we needed a new transmission, at second contact was told they were aware of torque recall issues but nothing would be done for us. we had not had any problems with transmission prior to nov 19th. when asked, was also told that they did not flush and replace fluids with the torque converter recall service as this extra cost was not part of the recall. we were told by an indepentant mechanic that if fluids were not changed that it could cause the transmission to fail which it did. was quoted a high cost to replace transmission, ended up using disabled vehicle as a trade 'as is' to purchase a working vehicle. other issues with vehicle prior to last incident were electrical functions not working, sliding doors would reopen upon closing, had to turn off auto doors, backup warning quit working, traction control button didn't work, dvd player would start running on its own.
11/19/2012168181
 Received recall for torque converter- had it replaced on aug 20, 2012. on nov. 19th the van wouldn't go pass 20 mph. drove slow approx. 3 miles to destination. had it towed to dealership to check out problem at initial contact was told they knew of no problems relating to torque converter replacement. after checking van out was told that we needed a new transmission, at second contact was told they were aware of torque recall issues but nothing would be done for us. we had not had any problems with transmission prior to nov 19th. when asked, was also told that they did not flush and replace fluids with the torque converter recall service as this extra cost was not part of the recall. we were told by an indepentant mechanic that if fluids were not changed that it could cause the transmission to fail which it did. was quoted a high cost to replace transmission, ended up using disabled vehicle as a trade 'as is' to purchase a working vehicle. other issues with vehicle prior to last incident were electrical functions not working, sliding doors would reopen upon closing, had to turn off auto doors, backup warning quit working, traction control button didn't work, dvd player would start running on its own.
11/19/2012168181
 Received recall for torque converter- had it replaced on aug 20, 2012. on nov. 19th the van wouldn't go pass 20 mph. drove slow approx. 3 miles to destination. had it towed to dealership to check out problem at initial contact was told they knew of no problems relating to torque converter replacement. after checking van out was told that we needed a new transmission, at second contact was told they were aware of torque recall issues but nothing would be done for us. we had not had any problems with transmission prior to nov 19th. when asked, was also told that they did not flush and replace fluids with the torque converter recall service as this extra cost was not part of the recall. we were told by an indepentant mechanic that if fluids were not changed that it could cause the transmission to fail which it did. was quoted a high cost to replace transmission, ended up using disabled vehicle as a trade 'as is' to purchase a working vehicle. other issues with vehicle prior to last incident were electrical functions not working, sliding doors would reopen upon closing, had to turn off auto doors, backup warning quit working, traction control button didn't work, dvd player would start running on its own.
10/23/2012560001
 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. *tr
10/23/2012560001
 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. *tr
06/06/2012135000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that she received notification of nhtsa campaign id number: 12v006000 (power train:automatic transmission:torque converter) and attempted to have the vehicle repaired in june 2012. the dealer informed her that she had to order the recall part and that she should receive notification when the part became available. the contact received the letter and contacted the dealer who then stated that they did not have the part available and that she would have to be added to the waiting list. the vehicle was never repaired. the failure mileage was 135,000. kmj
06/01/20121060001
 The pcm went bad on our van. when replaced by ford water was reported inside the pcm noting a water leak somewhere that finds its way to the computer (pcm). we were told to get a new windshield. we did at our expense. about a month later same issues with car. again pcm was bad. water leaked inside it again. ford told me that could cost up to $900.00 to find leak and repair. through my own investigation online i found service bulletin tsb 06-14-10 stating that during repair procedures of a pcm inspect for water damage and if present perform the following service procedure. the bulletin goes on to describe in detail how to fix water leak. this was not done on my vehicle resulting in a brand new but now useless pcm. i went all the way to the top at this local ford dealership and was treated poorly, condescendingly, and was told that the service bulletin did not mean anything. i have a useless van in my driveway. *tr
06/06/2012135000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that she received notification of nhtsa campaign id number: 12v006000 (power train:automatic transmission:torque converter) and attempted to have the vehicle repaired in june 2012. the dealer informed her that she had to order the recall part and that she should receive notification when the part became available. the contact received the letter and contacted the dealer who then stated that they did not have the part available and that she would have to be added to the waiting list. the vehicle was never repaired. the failure mileage was 135,000. kmj
06/01/20121060001
 The pcm went bad on our van. when replaced by ford water was reported inside the pcm noting a water leak somewhere that finds its way to the computer (pcm). we were told to get a new windshield. we did at our expense. about a month later same issues with car. again pcm was bad. water leaked inside it again. ford told me that could cost up to $900.00 to find leak and repair. through my own investigation online i found service bulletin tsb 06-14-10 stating that during repair procedures of a pcm inspect for water damage and if present perform the following service procedure. the bulletin goes on to describe in detail how to fix water leak. this was not done on my vehicle resulting in a brand new but now useless pcm. i went all the way to the top at this local ford dealership and was treated poorly, condescendingly, and was told that the service bulletin did not mean anything. i have a useless van in my driveway. *tr
06/06/2012135000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that she received notification of nhtsa campaign id number: 12v006000 (power train:automatic transmission:torque converter) and attempted to have the vehicle repaired in june 2012. the dealer informed her that she had to order the recall part and that she should receive notification when the part became available. the contact received the letter and contacted the dealer who then stated that they did not have the part available and that she would have to be added to the waiting list. the vehicle was never repaired. the failure mileage was 135,000. kmj
06/01/2012106000
 The pcm went bad on our van. when replaced by ford water was reported inside the pcm noting a water leak somewhere that finds its way to the computer (pcm). we were told to get a new windshield. we did at our expense. about a month later same issues with car. again pcm was bad. water leaked inside it again. ford told me that could cost up to $900.00 to find leak and repair. through my own investigation online i found service bulletin tsb 06-14-10 stating that during repair procedures of a pcm inspect for water damage and if present perform the following service procedure. the bulletin goes on to describe in detail how to fix water leak. this was not done on my vehicle resulting in a brand new but now useless pcm. i went all the way to the top at this local ford dealership and was treated poorly, condecendingly, and was told that the service bulletin did not mean anything. i have a useless van in my driveway.
06/06/2012135000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that she received a recall notice nhtsa campaign id number: 12v006000 (power train:automatic transmission:torque converter). the contact stated that she tried to get the vehicle repaired in june 2012 but the dealer informed her that she had to order the part and she should receive notification when the part came in. the contact received the letter and contacted the dealer and they stated that they did not have the part and that she needed to be put on the waiting list. the contact stated that she experienced the failure and never got the vehicle repaired. the failure mileage was 135,000. ap
06/01/2012106000
 The pcm went bad on our van. when replaced by ford water was reported inside the pcm noting a water leak somewhere that finds its way to the computer (pcm). we were told to get a new windshield. we did at our expense. about a month later same issues with car. again pcm was bad. water leaked inside it again. ford told me that could cost up to $900.00 to find leak and repair. through my own investigation online i found service bulletin tsb 06-14-10 stating that during repair procedures of a pcm inspect for water damage and if present perform the following service procedure. the bulletin goes on to describe in detail how to fix water leak. this was not done on my vehicle resulting in a brand new but now useless pcm. i went all the way to the top at this local ford dealership and was treated poorly, condecendingly, and was told that the service bulletin did not mean anything. i have a useless van in my driveway.
06/01/2012106000
 The pcm went bad on our van. when replaced by ford water was reported inside the pcm noting a water leak somewhere that finds its way to the computer (pcm). we were told to get a new windshield. we did at our expense. about a month later same issues with car. again pcm was bad. water leaked inside it again. ford told me that could cost up to $900.00 to find leak and repair. through my own investigation online i found service bulletin tsb 06-14-10 stating that during repair procedures of a pcm inspect for water damage and if present perform the following service procedure. the bulletin goes on to describe in detail how to fix water leak. this was not done on my vehicle resulting in a brand new but now useless pcm. i went all the way to the top at this local ford dealership and was treated poorly, condecendingly, and was told that the service bulletin did not mean anything. i have a useless van in my driveway.
10/13/2011150000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the vehicle failed to accelerate and independently came to a complete stop. the vehicle was towed from the scene and later taken to the dealer for inspection. the dealer stated that torque needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired however, the dealer also discovered shavings in the transmission from the torque converter failing. the manufacturer was notified and stated that they would replace the torque converter at their expense but would not cover any of the additional damages. the failure mileage was 150,000.
10/13/2011150000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the vehicle failed to accelerate and independently came to a complete stop. the vehicle was towed from the scene and later taken to the dealer for inspection. the dealer stated that torque needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired however, the dealer also discovered shavings in the transmission from the torque converter failing. the manufacturer was notified and stated that they would replace the torque converter at their expense but would not cover any of the additional damages. the failure mileage was 150,000. kmj
08/30/2011700001
 Was traveling from california to washington. stopped on rest area.my free* did have only rear gear on. couldn't move for several hours until transmission cooled down. drove very carefully, trying not hit the brakes, because as soon as i push brake pedal tranny stops working until completely cooled down. (had to spend many hours on the road because it is impossible to cross 2 states and not hit the brakes) ford issued recall in march 2012, but dealers does not have parts till now. *tr
10/13/2011150000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the vehicle failed to accelerate and independently came to a complete stop. the vehicle was towed from the scene and later taken to the dealer for inspection. the dealer stated that torque needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired however, the dealer also discovered shavings in the transmission from the torque converter failing. the manufacturer was notified and stated that they would replace the torque converter at their expense but would not cover any of the additional damages. the failure mileage was 150,000. kmj
08/30/2011700001
 Was traveling from california to washington. stopped on rest area.my free* did have only rear gear on. couldn't move for several hours until transmission cooled down. drove very carefully, trying not hit the brakes, because as soon as i push brake pedal tranny stops working until completely cooled down. (had to spend many hours on the road because it is impossible to cross 2 states and not hit the brakes) ford issued recall in march 2012, but dealers does not have parts till now. *tr
10/13/2011150000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated while driving 55 mph, the vehicle stopped moving. the vehicle was towed to her house. the contact stated that the vehicle was taken to a dealer for inspection and they stated that torque needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired but there were shaving in the transmission from the torque converter failing. the manufacturer was notified and they stated that they would replace the torque converter again but not the other damages. the failure mileage was 150,000. ap
08/30/2011700001
 Was traveling from california to washington. stopped on rest area.my free* did have only rear gear on. couldn't move for several hours until transmission cooled down. drove very carefully, trying not hit the brakes, because as soon as i push brake pedal tranny stops working until completely cooled down. (had to spend many hours on the road because it is impossible to cross 2 states and not hit the brakes) ford issued recall in march 2012, but dealers does not have parts till now. *tr
08/30/2011700001
 Was traveling from california to washington. stopped on rest area.my free* did have only rear gear on. couldn't move for several hours until transmission cooled down. drove very carefully, trying not hit the brakes, because as soon as i push brake pedal tranny stops working until completely cooled down. (had to spend many hours on the road because it is impossible to cross 2 states and not hit the brakes) ford issued recall in march 2012, but dealers does not have parts till now. *tr
08/30/201170000
 Was traveling from california to washington. stopped on rest area.my free* did have only rear gear on. couldn't move for several hours until transmission cooled down. drove very carefully, trying not hit the brakes, because as soon as i push brake pedal tranny stops working until completely cooled down. (had to spend many hours on the road because it is impossible to cross 2 states and not hit the brakes) ford issued recall in march 2012, but dealers does not have parts till now
07/12/20121
 Shortly after the recall for the torque converter the transmission started acting up. it was stalling, not letting me go into reverse, and many other things. the transmission is disengaging and reengaging which is a safety issue. this problem is because of the torque converter they had to recall contaminated the transmission. i do not understand why there is still no recall. this is a huge safety issue! *tr
07/12/20121
 Shortly after the recall for the torque converter the transmission started acting up. it was stalling, not letting me go into reverse, and many other things. the transmission is disengaging and reengaging which is a safety issue. this problem is because of the torque converter they had to recall contaminated the transmission. i do not understand why there is still no recall. this is a huge safety issue! *tr
07/12/2012
 Shortly after the recall for the torque converter the transmission started acting up. it was stalling, not letting me go into reverse, and many other things. the transmission is disengaging and reengaging which is a safety issue. this problem is because of the torque converter they had to recall contaminated the transmission. i do not understand why there is still no recall. this is a huge safety issue!
12/14/2010104392
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that while traveling 10 mph the vehicle failed to accelerate when the accelerator pedal was depressed. the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was not contacted. the vehicle was repaired. the failure mileage was 104,392 and the current mileage was 119,000. pmb
07/12/2012
 Shortly after the recall for the torque converter the transmission started acting up. it was stalling, not letting me go into reverse, and many other things. the transmission is disengaging and reengaging which is a safety issue. this problem is because of the torque converter they had to recall contaminated the transmission. i do not understand why there is still no recall. this is a huge safety issue!
12/14/2010104392
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that while traveling 10 mph the vehicle failed to accelerate when the accelerator pedal was depressed. the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was not contacted. the vehicle was repaired. the failure mileage was 104,392 and the current mileage was 119,000. pmb
12/14/2010104392
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated while traveling 10 mph the vehicle failed to accelerate when the accelerator pedal was depressed. the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was not contacted. the vehicle was repaired. the failure mileage was 104,392 and the current mileage was 119,000. rds
07/16/20121
 Add-on info for complaint #10472027. the date stated for the problem with the pcm was merely an arbitrary start date for our problems, which was required to proceed with the complaint. we have had continual problems for at least near 2 years with the vehicle, but no mechanic (including ford's) has been able to accurately confirm the basis of such issues. our assessment of a damaged pcm is based on research of on-line complaints from other freestar owners which seem to almost perfectly match our situation, as well as the fact that our mechanic had to remove water from the computer compartment. currently, we are in search of a replacement computer, but they are almost impossible to find. *tr
04/05/20111
 2005 ford freestar pcm problems. symptoms include intermittent incidences including vehicle's failure to start, running rough, improperly accelerating, refusing to move forward/backward, and other random problems. the fuel system components/camshaft sensor/etc, as well as the transmission have been replaced on the vehicle, but all of these issues still exist. codes do not show up on mechanic's diagnostic computers unless the car is actively having the problem, which seems to rarely happen. mechanics, including the local ford dealership, has not been able to confirm the problem with the pcm; however, our mechanic did find water in the computer module. he dried it out and resealed it, in hopes of resolving the issues we were having. the problems have continued though and despite lack of codes, all indications are that the computer is no longer good. another problem is the fact that getting a replacement pcm is nearly impossible. the demand for freestar reconditioned computers is so high that we've not been able to find one to replace the bad unit in the van. (apparently, new pcm's are not available at all.) after seeing the massive number of on-line complaints which are so similar to ours, i cannot believe that ford shut the case regarding the computer problem. if the diagnosis of failed pcm's is almost impossible to achieve, ford simply chooses to ignore the obvious. (read all of the complaints on nhtsa.dot.gov.) poor placement of the pcm on the back of the vehicle wall has allowed water to run off of the windshield into the unit, but ford will not take ownership in this problem. how many people have to risk having a wreck and possibly dying due to water-damaged components? it is unfortunate and unnecessary. one last question... is it possible that the transmission problems (currently on recall) be related to the water-damaged pcm's? *tr
07/16/20121
 Add-on info for complaint #10472027. the date stated for the problem with the pcm was merely an arbitrary start date for our problems, which was required to proceed with the complaint. we have had continual problems for at least near 2 years with the vehicle, but no mechanic (including ford's) has been able to accurately confirm the basis of such issues. our assessment of a damaged pcm is based on research of on-line complaints from other freestar owners which seem to almost perfectly match our situation, as well as the fact that our mechanic had to remove water from the computer compartment. currently, we are in search of a replacement computer, but they are almost impossible to find. *tr
04/05/20111
 2005 ford freestar pcm problems. symptoms include intermittent incidences including vehicle's failure to start, running rough, improperly accelerating, refusing to move forward/backward, and other random problems. the fuel system components/camshaft sensor/etc, as well as the transmission have been replaced on the vehicle, but all of these issues still exist. codes do not show up on mechanic's diagnostic computers unless the car is actively having the problem, which seems to rarely happen. mechanics, including the local ford dealership, has not been able to confirm the problem with the pcm; however, our mechanic did find water in the computer module. he dried it out and resealed it, in hopes of resolving the issues we were having. the problems have continued though and despite lack of codes, all indications are that the computer is no longer good. another problem is the fact that getting a replacement pcm is nearly impossible. the demand for freestar reconditioned computers is so high that we've not been able to find one to replace the bad unit in the van. (apparently, new pcm's are not available at all.) after seeing the massive number of on-line complaints which are so similar to ours, i cannot believe that ford shut the case regarding the computer problem. if the diagnosis of failed pcm's is almost impossible to achieve, ford simply chooses to ignore the obvious. (read all of the complaints on nhtsa.dot.gov.) poor placement of the pcm on the back of the vehicle wall has allowed water to run off of the windshield into the unit, but ford will not take ownership in this problem. how many people have to risk having a wreck and possibly dying due to water-damaged components? it is unfortunate and unnecessary. one last question... is it possible that the transmission problems (currently on recall) be related to the water-damaged pcm's? *tr
04/05/20111
 2005 ford freestar pcm problems. symptoms include intermittent incidences including vehicle's failure to start, running rough, improperly accelerating, refusing to move forward/backward, and other random problems. the fuel system components/camshaft sensor/etc, as well as the transmission have been replaced on the vehicle, but all of these issues still exist. codes do not show up on mechanic's diagnostic computers unless the car is actively having the problem, which seems to rarely happen. mechanics, including the local ford dealership, has not been able to confirm the problem with the pcm; however, our mechanic did find water in the computer module. he dried it out and resealed it, in hopes of resolving the issues we were having. the problems have continued though and despite lack of codes, all indications are that the computer is no longer good. another problem is the fact that getting a replacement pcm is nearly impossible. the demand for freestar reconditioned computers is so high that we've not been able to find one to replace the bad unit in the van. (apparently, new pcm's are not available at all.) after seeing the massive number of on-line complaints which are so similar to ours, i cannot believe that ford shut the case regarding the computer problem. if the diagnosis of failed pcm's is almost impossible to achieve, ford simply chooses to ignore the obvious. (read all of the complaints on nhtsa.dot.gov.) poor placement of the pcm on the back of the vehicle wall has allowed water to run off of the windshield into the unit, but ford will not take ownership in this problem. how many people have to risk having a wreck and possibly dying due to water-damaged components? it is unfortunate and unnecessary. one last question... is it possible that the transmission problems (currently on recall) be related to the water-damaged pcm's? *tr
07/16/20121
 Add-on info for complaint #10472027. the date stated for the problem with the pcm was merely an arbitrary start date for our problems, which was required to proceed with the complaint. we have had continual problems for at least near 2 years with the vehicle, but no mechanic (including ford's) has been able to accurately confirm the basis of such issues. our assessment of a damaged pcm is based on research of on-line complaints from other freestar owners which seem to almost perfectly match our situation, as well as the fact that our mechanic had to remove water from the computer compartment. currently, we are in search of a replacement computer, but they are almost impossible to find. *tr
04/05/20111
 2005 ford freestar pcm problems. symptoms include intermittent incidences including vehicle's failure to start, running rough, improperly accelerating, refusing to move forward/backward, and other random problems. the fuel system components/camshaft sensor/etc, as well as the transmission have been replaced on the vehicle, but all of these issues still exist. codes do not show up on mechanic's diagnostic computers unless the car is actively having the problem, which seems to rarely happen. mechanics, including the local ford dealership, has not been able to confirm the problem with the pcm; however, our mechanic did find water in the computer module. he dried it out and resealed it, in hopes of resolving the issues we were having. the problems have continued though and despite lack of codes, all indications are that the computer is no longer good. another problem is the fact that getting a replacement pcm is nearly impossible. the demand for freestar reconditioned computers is so high that we've not been able to find one to replace the bad unit in the van. (apparently, new pcm's are not available at all.) after seeing the massive number of on-line complaints which are so similar to ours, i cannot believe that ford shut the case regarding the computer problem. if the diagnosis of failed pcm's is almost impossible to achieve, ford simply chooses to ignore the obvious. (read all of the complaints on nhtsa.dot.gov.) poor placement of the pcm on the back of the vehicle wall has allowed water to run off of the windshield into the unit, but ford will not take ownership in this problem. how many people have to risk having a wreck and possibly dying due to water-damaged components? it is unfortunate and unnecessary. one last question... is it possible that the transmission problems (currently on recall) be related to the water-damaged pcm's? *tr
08/20/20121734601
 As i was driving, the vehicle (2005 ford freestar) begin to jerk as if the transmission was constantly disengaging and reengaging. also, the rpms would escalate during this problem. after about six jerks, the vehicle lost power to the wheels. i coasted to the side of the road and turned the vehicle off. i waited for a few minutes and i started the vehicle up and i was able to drive home. the vehicle still jerks. i looked up the problem with a mechanic and the diagnostic computer readout stated it was the torque converter output shaft speed sensor. i looked the information up online and discovered it was involved with a recall. this recall (#12v006000) was supposedly repaired on my vehicle a month ago. i called ford and they said that the recall was already performed and they can not do anything else. *tr
08/20/20121734601
 As i was driving, the vehicle (2005 ford freestar) begin to jerk as if the transmission was constantly disengaging and reengaging. also, the rpms would escalate during this problem. after about six jerks, the vehicle lost power to the wheels. i coasted to the side of the road and turned the vehicle off. i waited for a few minutes and i started the vehicle up and i was able to drive home. the vehicle still jerks. i looked up the problem with a mechanic and the diagnostic computer readout stated it was the torque converter output shaft speed sensor. i looked the information up online and discovered it was involved with a recall. this recall (#12v006000) was supposedly repaired on my vehicle a month ago. i called ford and they said that the recall was already performed and they can not do anything else. *tr
02/24/201289847
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar wagon. while driving approximately 55 mph, the transmission suddenly became inoperative. the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer who advised that water had leaked onto the wiring harness which resulted in a short circuit to the transmission chip. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was notified of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 89,847. kmj
08/20/2012173460
 As i was driving, the vehicle (2005 ford freestar) begin to jerk as if the transmission was constantly disengaging and reengaging. also, the rpms would escalate during this problem. after about six jerks, the vehicle lost power to the wheels. i coasted to the side of the road and turned the vehicle off. i waited for a few minutes and i started the vehicle up and i was able to drive home. the vehicle still jerks. i looked up the problem with a mechanic and the diagnostic computer readout stated it was the torque converter output shaft speed sensor. i looked the information up online and discovered it was involved with a recall. this recall (#12v006000) was supposedly repaired on my vehicle a month ago. i called ford and they said that the recall was already performed and they can not do anything else.
02/24/201289847
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar wagon. while driving approximately 55 mph, the transmission suddenly became inoperative. the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer who advised that water had leaked onto the wiring harness which resulted in a short circuit to the transmission chip. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was notified of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 89,847. kmj
08/20/2012173460
 As i was driving, the vehicle (2005 ford freestar) begin to jerk as if the transmission was constantly disengaging and reengaging. also, the rpms would escalate during this problem. after about six jerks, the vehicle lost power to the wheels. i coasted to the side of the road and turned the vehicle off. i waited for a few minutes and i started the vehicle up and i was able to drive home. the vehicle still jerks. i looked up the problem with a mechanic and the diagnostic computer readout stated it was the torque converter output shaft speed sensor. i looked the information up online and discovered it was involved with a recall. this recall (#12v006000) was supposedly repaired on my vehicle a month ago. i called ford and they said that the recall was already performed and they can not do anything else.
02/24/201289847
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar wagon. while driving approximately 55 mph, the transmission suddenly became inoperative. the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer who advised that water had leaked onto the wiring harness which resulted in a short circuit to the transmission chip. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was notified of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 89,847. kmj
02/24/201289847
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar wagon. while driving approximately 55 mph, the transmission suddenly became inoperative. the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer who advised that water had leaked onto the wiring harness which resulted in a short circuit to the transmission chip. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was notified of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 89,847. kmj
08/06/20121313691
 Car stalls when it stops, shuttering while it drives, the car has been to the shop twice know. the second time it was left outside the auto shop and it rained over night. when the mechanics went to start it and look at it they noticed there was water dripping out of our ecm. they did some research and found that there were design flaws in the ecm and that it wasn't sealed right. there should have been a recall but there never has been. i have looked online and there are all sorts of people reporting the exact same thing. *tr
08/06/20121313691
 Car stalls when it stops, shuttering while it drives, the car has been to the shop twice know. the second time it was left outside the auto shop and it rained over night. when the mechanics went to start it and look at it they noticed there was water dripping out of our ecm. they did some research and found that there were design flaws in the ecm and that it wasn't sealed right. there should have been a recall but there never has been. i have looked online and there are all sorts of people reporting the exact same thing. *tr
08/06/20121313691
 Car stalls when it stops, shuttering while it drives, the car has been to the shop twice know. the second time it was left outside the auto shop and it rained over night. when the mechanics went to start it and look at it they noticed there was water dripping out of our ecm. they did some research and found that there were design flaws in the ecm and that it wasn't sealed right. there should have been a recall but there never has been. i have looked online and there are all sorts of people reporting the exact same thing. *tr
08/06/20121313691
 Car stalls when it stops, shuttering while it drives, the car has been to the shop twice know. the second time it was left outside the auto shop and it rained over night. when the mechanics went to start it and look at it they noticed there was water dripping out of our ecm. they did some research and found that there were design flaws in the ecm and that it wasn't sealed right. there should have been a recall but there never has been. i have looked online and there are all sorts of people reporting the exact same thing. *tr
08/07/2012146000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact was driving 30 mph when the vehicle stalled without warning. the vehicle was towed to the contact
08/07/2012146000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated after receiving a nhtsa campaign i.d. 12v006000 (power train:automatic transmission:torque converter) the contact called the local dealer. the dealer stated the parts for the recall were on back order. months later after receiving the recall notice while driving 30 mph the vehicle stalled. the contact stated the vehicle would not drive forward or in reverse. the contact towed the vehicle home. the contact called the manufacturer again and the manufacturer stated the parts are still on back order. the failure mileage was 146,000. jo
08/07/2012146000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated after receiving a nhtsa campaign i.d. 12v006000 (power train:automatic transmission:torque converter) the contact called the local dealer. the dealer stated the parts for the recall were on back order. months later after receiving the recall notice while driving 30 mph the vehicle stalled. the contact stated the vehicle would not drive forward or in reverse. the contact towed the vehicle home. the contact called the manufacturer again and the manufacturer stated the parts are still on back order. the failure mileage was 146,000. jo
08/01/20126500001
 I was running some errands and my van was acting wired. it seemed like i only had first gear. i took it to ford dealership, found out about the torque converter recall. torque converter was replaced. at the time they also found water in my transmission. the did a flush. it has only been three months. two weeks ago the powertrain light came on. i took it to ford. they did a diagnostics test on it. said it was p0732 incorrect gear ratio for 2nd gear direct clutch not locking. was waiting to see if it was covered under recall. yesterday we found out it was not 07/31/2012. so i took it to my mechanic today 8/1/2012. first thing he found was water in the transmission. he has no idea how the water is getting in and has looked at almost everything that could allow it to enter. he has found nothing. i have done research online and have found a lot of complaints regarding this issue. ford knows about it and does nothing. in the mean time they expect me to pay a dealer top dollar to replace my transmission. i did tell my mechanic what i found about the pcm and transaxle vent allowing the water in. he is going to look into it and get back to me. i hope someone out there is listening to the consumers and can get this issue resolved. *tr
08/01/20126500001
 I was running some errands and my van was acting wired. it seemed like i only had first gear. i took it to ford dealership, found out about the torque converter recall. torque converter was replaced. at the time they also found water in my transmission. the did a flush. it has only been three months. two weeks ago the powertrain light came on. i took it to ford. they did a diagnostics test on it. said it was p0732 incorrect gear ratio for 2nd gear direct clutch not locking. was waiting to see if it was covered under recall. yesterday we found out it was not 07/31/2012. so i took it to my mechanic today 8/1/2012. first thing he found was water in the transmission. he has no idea how the water is getting in and has looked at almost everything that could allow it to enter. he has found nothing. i have done research online and have found a lot of complaints regarding this issue. ford knows about it and does nothing. in the mean time they expect me to pay a dealer top dollar to replace my transmission. i did tell my mechanic what i found about the pcm and transaxle vent allowing the water in. he is going to look into it and get back to me. i hope someone out there is listening to the consumers and can get this issue resolved. *tr
08/01/2012650000
 I was running some erands and my van was acting wierd. it seemed like i only had first gear. i took it to ford dealership, found out about the to9que converter recall. torqe converter was replaced. at the time they also found wter in my treansmission. the did a flush. it has wonly been three months. two weeks ago the powertrain light came on. i took it to ford. they did a diagnostics test on it. said it was p0732 incorrect gear ratio for 2nd gear direct clutch not locking. was waiting to see if it was covered under recall. yesturday we found otu it was not 07/31/2012. so i took it to my mechanic today 8/1/2012. first thing he found was wter in the transmission. he has no idea how the water is getting in and has looked at almost everything that could allow it to enter. he has found nothing. i have done research online and have found a lot of complaints regaurding this issue. ford knows about it and does nothing. in the mean time they expect me to pay a dealer top dollar to replace my transmission. i did tell my mechanic what i found about the pcm and trasaxle vent alowing the water in. he is going to look into it and get back to me. i hope someone out there is listening to the consumers and can get this issue resolved.
12/30/20111020001
 Was stalled out several times during the month of january and february of this year. it would just stop responding. it acted much like a transmission going out, but that was not the problem. after multiple towes and trips to the mechanic to attempt getting this vehicle repaired, it was determined that the pcm had gotten water inside and had to be replaced. i spent several thousand dollars trying to get this vehicle to run as well as it had before. once the pcm issue was discovered, it did run much better, but by this time i had lost my faith in the vehicle. i cannot believe that ford positioned a computer component where water would run down onto it, and they have not been forced to fix this issue. as a result of all of my problems with this vehicle, after many years of being a ford owner, i sold this van and purchased a chrysler town & country. *tr
12/30/20111020001
 Was stalled out several times during the month of january and february of this year. it would just stop responding. it acted much like a transmission going out, but that was not the problem. after multiple towes and trips to the mechanic to attempt getting this vehicle repaired, it was determined that the pcm had gotten water inside and had to be replaced. i spent several thousand dollars trying to get this vehicle to run as well as it had before. once the pcm issue was discovered, it did run much better, but by this time i had lost my faith in the vehicle. i cannot believe that ford positioned a computer component where water would run down onto it, and they have not been forced to fix this issue. as a result of all of my problems with this vehicle, after many years of being a ford owner, i sold this van and purchased a chrysler town & country. *tr
12/30/20111020001
 Was stalled out several times during the month of january and february of this year. it would just stop responding. it acted much like a transmission going out, but that was not the problem. after multiple towes and trips to the mechanic to attempt getting this vehicle repaired, it was determined that the pcm had gotten water inside and had to be replaced. i spent several thousand dollars trying to get this vehicle to run as well as it had before. once the pcm issue was discovered, it did run much better, but by this time i had lost my faith in the vehicle. i cannot believe that ford positioned a computer component where water would run down onto it, and they have not been forced to fix this issue. as a result of all of my problems with this vehicle, after many years of being a ford owner, i sold this van and purchased a chrysler town & country. *tr
12/30/20111020001
 Was stalled out several times during the month of january and february of this year. it would just stop responding. it acted much like a transmission going out, but that was not the problem. after multiple towes and trips to the mechanic to attempt getting this vehicle repaired, it was determined that the pcm had gotten water inside and had to be replaced. i spent several thousand dollars trying to get this vehicle to run as well as it had before. once the pcm issue was discovered, it did run much better, but by this time i had lost my faith in the vehicle. i cannot believe that ford positioned a computer component where water would run down onto it, and they have not been forced to fix this issue. as a result of all of my problems with this vehicle, after many years of being a ford owner, i sold this van and purchased a chrysler town & country. *tr
03/12/20121
 Ford recall safety notice 11s25/nhtsa recall 12v-006. received letter dated march 2012 for the torque converter replacement parts available the second quarter, as of today, july 24, 2012 we have not heard anything from ford about the parts being available. *tr
03/12/20121
 Ford recall safety notice 11s25/nhtsa recall 12v-006. received letter dated march 2012 for the torque converter replacement parts available the second quarter, as of today, july 24, 2012 we have not heard anything from ford about the parts being available. *tr
03/12/2012
 Ford recall safety notice 11s25/nhtsa recall 12v-006. received letter dated march 2012 for the torque converter replacement parts available the second quarter, as of today, july 24. 2012 we have not heard anything from ford about the parts being available
07/26/201111
 The car lost power as i was trying to drive it. it took several seconds to go from 0 to 20mph. this is every day. once it gets to 20mph the car drives normally. also sometimes the car wont move when put in drive or reverse. i have to put it back in park, and then in drive or reverse for it to move. also, when i stop at a stop sign or a red light, the car drives very slow until it reaches 20mph. my car is on recall but i was told by ford that the part is not yet in stock. i have been waiting and having problems and spending money on this car since i purchased it. i've been waiting more than 8 months for the part from ford. they say the car is not dangerous to drive. i disagree but i need my car for work. i feel that they should give me a replacement. i am still making payments. *tr
03/12/2012
 Ford recall safety notice 11s25/nhtsa recall 12v-006. received letter dated march 2012 for the torque converter replacement parts available the second quarter, as of today, july 24. 2012 we have not heard anything from ford about the parts being available
07/26/201111
 The car lost power as i was trying to drive it. it took several seconds to go from 0 to 20mph. this is every day. once it gets to 20mph the car drives normally. also sometimes the car wont move when put in drive or reverse. i have to put it back in park, and then in drive or reverse for it to move. also, when i stop at a stop sign or a red light, the car drives very slow until it reaches 20mph. my car is on recall but i was told by ford that the part is not yet in stock. i have been waiting and having problems and spending money on this car since i purchased it. i've been waiting more than 8 months for the part from ford. they say the car is not dangerous to drive. i disagree but i need my car for work. i feel that they should give me a replacement. i am still making payments. *tr
07/26/20111
 The car lost power as i was trying to drive it. it took several seconds to go from 0 to 20mph. this is every day. once it gets to 20mph the car drives normally. also sometimes the car wont move when put in drive or reverse. i have to put it back in park, and then in drive or reverse for it to move. also, when i stop at a stop sign or a red light, the car drives very slow until it reaches 20mph. my car is on recall but i was told by ford that the part is not yet in stock. i have been waiting and having problems and spending money on this car since i purchased it. i've been waiting more than 8 months for the part from ford. they say the car is not dangerous to drive. i disagree but i need my car for work. i feel that they should give me a replacement. i am still making payments.
07/26/20111
 The car lost power as i was trying to drive it. it took several seconds to go from 0 to 20mph. this is every day. once it gets to 20mph the car drives normally. also sometimes the car wont move when put in drive or reverse. i have to put it back in park, and then in drive or reverse for it to move. also, when i stop at a stop sign or a red light, the car drives very slow until it reaches 20mph. my car is on recall but i was told by ford that the part is not yet in stock. i have been waiting and having problems and spending money on this car since i purchased it. i've been waiting more than 8 months for the part from ford. they say the car is not dangerous to drive. i disagree but i need my car for work. i feel that they should give me a replacement. i am still making payments.
07/26/20111
 The car lost power as i was trying to drive it. it took several seconds to go from 0 to 20mph. this is every day. once it gets to 20mph the car drives normally. also sometimes the car wont move when put in drive or reverse. i have to put it back in park, and then in drive or reverse for it to move. also, when i stop at a stop sign or a red light, the car drives very slow until it reaches 20mph. my car is on recall but i was told by ford that the part is not yet in stock. i have been waiting and having problems and spending money on this car since i purchased it. i've been waiting more than 8 months for the part from ford. they say the car is not dangerous to drive. i disagree but i need my car for work. i feel that they should give me a replacement. i am still making payments.
07/14/20121
 This is an amendment to complaint #10465607 filed yesterday. i was informed today by my dealer, herlong ford in edgefield, sc, that it is total transmission failure. they stated that they could not tell if the transmission failure is due to the recalled part unless they tear the transmission down completely. this tearing down would be at my expense along with the towing of my vehicle to their dealership from north augusta, sc where it stranded me. the only options i have is tear down and repair or trade. neither of these options are good for us. we just purchased my husbands truck and we are on a tight budget. i guess we will have to be the ones to take the hit for something that is obvious to anyone who has researched it that ford is at fault and should be held accountable. i have to have my van for work and personal use. i do not have another vehicle to go to work in. ford should be made to replace these transmissions completely at their cost. these vehicles are a death trap waiting to happen. it should not take this long to get the repair parts to the dealers. if there is a class action lawsuit out there count us in!! i guess it will take someone dying before anyone makes ford step up to the plate and be held accountable for their defective vehicles! i was a loyal ford owner but i am seriously considering changing my preference. ford do the right thing and help your loyal customers out that bought your vehicle to transport their families in since you advertised it as a family van!! nhtsa needs to do something and fast or we are going to lose faith in the agency to protect us and our families! this many powertrain and torque problems are not a fluke but a very serious problem that needs to be made right. it's not hard to research this year make and model to find hundreds of complaints regarding the minivans shutting down in the middle of traffic! please help us soon!! *tr
07/14/20121
 This is an amendment to complaint #10465607 filed yesterday. i was informed today by my dealer, herlong ford in edgefield, sc, that it is total transmission failure. they stated that they could not tell if the transmission failure is due to the recalled part unless they tear the transmission down completely. this tearing down would be at my expense along with the towing of my vehicle to their dealership from north augusta, sc where it stranded me. the only options i have is tear down and repair or trade. neither of these options are good for us. we just purchased my husbands truck and we are on a tight budget. i guess we will have to be the ones to take the hit for something that is obvious to anyone who has researched it that ford is at fault and should be held accountable. i have to have my van for work and personal use. i do not have another vehicle to go to work in. ford should be made to replace these transmissions completely at their cost. these vehicles are a death trap waiting to happen. it should not take this long to get the repair parts to the dealers. if there is a class action lawsuit out there count us in!! i guess it will take someone dying before anyone makes ford step up to the plate and be held accountable for their defective vehicles! i was a loyal ford owner but i am seriously considering changing my preference. ford do the right thing and help your loyal customers out that bought your vehicle to transport their families in since you advertised it as a family van!! nhtsa needs to do something and fast or we are going to lose faith in the agency to protect us and our families! this many powertrain and torque problems are not a fluke but a very serious problem that needs to be made right. it's not hard to research this year make and model to find hundreds of complaints regarding the minivans shutting down in the middle of traffic! please help us soon!! *tr
03/17/20121
 While driving my transmission is sticking and jerking. after it does that it shuts off in the middle of the road. a couple of months ago i took it to the dealer and they said it wasn't the recalled part and it cost me $800.00 to repair. ever since then it has still been having little jerking and sticking issues. today, july 13, 2012, it shut off again in the middle of one of the busiest intersections in north augusta, south carolina just like the last time. this is the fourth time that i have almost been in a wreck in my minivan because it just shuts off without warning you. i think i have been patient enough waiting on recall parts for my van. right now i wouldsay that my van is a hazard to drive. the not changing of gears can and has happened at a variety of speeds, even at 35. everyone with this van should be put in a rental vehicle at the expense of ford until repair parts are available. i need my vehicle for work and personal. *tr
07/14/20121
 This is an amendment to complaint #10465607 filed yesterday. i was informed today by my dealer, herlong ford in edgefield, sc, that it is total transmission failure. they stated that they could not tell if the transmission failure is due to the recalled part unless they tear the transmission down completely. this tearing down would be at my expense along with the towing of my vehicle to their dealership from north augusta, sc where it stranded me. the only options i have is tear down and repair or trade. neither of these options are good for us. we just purchased my husbands truck and we are on a tight budget. i guess we will have to be the ones to take the hit for something that is obvious to anyone who has researched it that ford is at fault and should be held accountable. i have to have my van for work and personal use. i do not have another vehicle to go to work in. ford should be made to replace these transmissions completely at their cost. these vehicles are a death trap waiting to happen. it should not take this long to get the repair parts to the dealers. if there is a class action lawsuit out there count us in!! i guess it will take someone dying before anyone makes ford step up to the plate and be held accountable for their defective vehicles! i was a loyal ford owner but i am seriously considering changing my preference. ford do the right thing and help your loyal customers out that bought your vehicle to transport their families in since you advertised it as a family van!! nhtsa needs to do something and fast or we are going to lose faith in the agency to protect us and our families! this many powertrain and torque problems are not a fluke but a very serious problem that needs to be made right. it's not hard to research this year make and model to find hundreds of complaints regarding the minivans shutting down in the middle of traffic! please help us soon!! *tr
03/17/20121
 While driving my transmission is sticking and jerking. after it does that it shuts off in the middle of the road. a couple of months ago i took it to the dealer and they said it wasn't the recalled part and it cost me $800.00 to repair. ever since then it has still been having little jerking and sticking issues. today, july 13, 2012, it shut off again in the middle of one of the busiest intersections in north augusta, south carolina just like the last time. this is the fourth time that i have almost been in a wreck in my minivan because it just shuts off without warning you. i think i have been patient enough waiting on recall parts for my van. right now i wouldsay that my van is a hazard to drive. the not changing of gears can and has happened at a variety of speeds, even at 35. everyone with this van should be put in a rental vehicle at the expense of ford until repair parts are available. i need my vehicle for work and personal. *tr
07/14/2012
 This is an admendment to complaint #10465607 filed yesterday. i was informed today by my dealer, herlong ford in edgefield, sc, that it is total trasmission failure. they stated that they could not tell if the trasmission failure is due to the recalled part unless they tear the trasmission down completely. this tearing down would be at my expense along with the towing of my vehicle to their dealership from north augusta, sc where it stranded me. the only options i have is tear down and repair or trade. neither of these options are good for us. we just purchased my husbands truck and we are on a tight budget. i guess we will have to be the ones to take the hit for something that is obvious to anyone who has researched it that ford is at fault and should be held accountable. i have to have my van for work and personal use. i do not have another vehicle to go to work in. ford should be made to replace these trasmissions completely at their cost. these vehicles are a death trap waiting to happen. it should not take this long to get the repair parts to the dealers. if there is a class action lawsuit out there count us in!! i guess it will take someone dying before anyone makes ford step up to the plate and be held accountable for their defective vehicles! i was a loyal ford owner but i am seriously considering changing my preference. ford do the right thing and help your loyal customers out that bought your vehicle to transport their families in since you advertised it as a family van!! nhtsa needs to do something and fast or we are going to lose faith in the agency to protect us and our families! this many powertrain and torque problems are not a fluke but a very serious problem that needs to be made right. it's not hard to research this year make and model to find hundreds of complaints regarding the minivans shutting down in the middle of traffic! please help us soon!!
03/17/20121
 While driving my transmission is sticking and jerking. after it does that it shuts off in the middle of the road. a couple of months ago i took it to the dealer and they said it wasn't the recalled part and it cost me $800.00 to repair. ever since then it has still been having little jerking and sticking issues. today, july 13, 2012, it shut off again in the middle of one of the busiest intersections in north augusta, south carolina just like the last time. this is the fourth time that i have almost been in a wreck in my minivan because it just shuts off without warning you. i think i have been patient enough waiting on recall parts for my van. right now i wouldsay that my van is a hazard to drive. the not changing of gears can and has happened at a variety of speeds, even at 35. everyone with this van should be put in a rental vehicle at the expense of ford until repair parts are available. i need my vehicle for work and personal. *tr
07/11/201159000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving approximately 65 mph, the transmission began to hesitate in a jerking motion. the failure occurred whenever the vehicle was in operation. the failure had not been diagnosed. there was recall related to the defect under nhtsa campaign id number 12v006000 (power train:automatic transmission:torque converter). the part was currently unavailable and has been for three months. the technician was unable to provide a date when the part would become available. an authorized dealer was unable to provide a date when the part would become available. the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 59,000. the vin was unavailable. rvk
07/14/2012
 This is an admendment to complaint #10465607 filed yesterday. i was informed today by my dealer, herlong ford in edgefield, sc, that it is total trasmission failure. they stated that they could not tell if the trasmission failure is due to the recalled part unless they tear the trasmission down completely. this tearing down would be at my expense along with the towing of my vehicle to their dealership from north augusta, sc where it stranded me. the only options i have is tear down and repair or trade. neither of these options are good for us. we just purchased my husbands truck and we are on a tight budget. i guess we will have to be the ones to take the hit for something that is obvious to anyone who has researched it that ford is at fault and should be held accountable. i have to have my van for work and personal use. i do not have another vehicle to go to work in. ford should be made to replace these trasmissions completely at their cost. these vehicles are a death trap waiting to happen. it should not take this long to get the repair parts to the dealers. if there is a class action lawsuit out there count us in!! i guess it will take someone dying before anyone makes ford step up to the plate and be held accountable for their defective vehicles! i was a loyal ford owner but i am seriously considering changing my preference. ford do the right thing and help your loyal customers out that bought your vehicle to transport their families in since you advertised it as a family van!! nhtsa needs to do something and fast or we are going to lose faith in the agency to protect us and our families! this many powertrain and torque problems are not a fluke but a very serious problem that needs to be made right. it's not hard to research this year make and model to find hundreds of complaints regarding the minivans shutting down in the middle of traffic! please help us soon!!
07/11/201159000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving approximately 65 mph, the transmission began to hesitate in a jerking motion. the failure occurred whenever the vehicle was in operation. the failure had not been diagnosed. there was recall related to the defect under nhtsa campaign id number 12v006000 (power train:automatic transmission:torque converter). the part was currently unavailable and has been for three months. the technician was unable to provide a date when the part would become available. an authorized dealer was unable to provide a date when the part would become available. the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 59,000. the vin was unavailable. rvk
07/09/201249000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that the vehicle was repaired under the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 12v006000 (power train:automatic transmission:torque converter). after the repair, the dealer only replaced five quarts of the transmission fluid instead of the full thirteen that were necessary. the contact expressed concern that this would lead to another torque converter failure. the contact also stated that due to the way the vehicle was repaired, it would need to be realigned. the manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. the failure mileage was 49,000.
06/09/2012820001
 I had gotten a letter from ford motor co. stating they were having problems with the tork converter and transmissions on my model car. i live 160 miles from a ford dealer, but i was going into town to shop so thought i would stop in at kendall ford and talk to them about it. they had no idea what i was talking about and looked it up on the computer, and there it was. they could not tell me much except it could go uot at any time with no notice. they also said that they could not even help me if it did. i was on my own. and it did, in the middle of rush hour traffic. it just stopped. i could have been hit and someone could have been hurt or even killed. a nice man helped me get it across 3 lanes of traffic, pushing by hand where i had to have it towed back to kendall ford, i called brad, the man in charge to let him know it was there. to date, july 7, 2012 i finally got a call from them (had to bum a ride 160 miles home and have had no car since), they said the tork converter was so shot they wondered how i got that far (a little help from god). they also said that it would cost between 3 and $4,000 to repair the transmission. i nearly passed out. first put me in a car that could have killed me, then charge me more than the car is worth to fix it. i know for a fact that if the tork converter is not working properly neither will the transmission. i feel they should be responsible for the converter and the transmission for using cheep parts and putting our lives in danger. *tr
07/11/201159000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving approximately 65 mph, the transmission began to hesitate in a jerking motion. the failure occurred whenever the vehicle was in operation. the vehicle had not been diagnosed. there was recall related to the defect under nhtsa campaign id number 12v006000 (power train:automatic transmission:torque converter). the part was currently unavailable and the contact had been awaiting for three months. the technician was unable to provide a date when the part would become available. the authorized dealer was unable to provide a date when the part would become available. the manufacturer was not notified. the approximate failure mileage was 59,000. the vin was unavailable. js
07/09/201249000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that the vehicle was repaired under the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 12v006000 (power train:automatic transmission:torque converter). after the repair, the dealer only replaced five quarts of the transmission fluid instead of the full thirteen that were necessary. the contact expressed concern that this would lead to another torque converter failure. the contact also stated that due to the way the vehicle was repaired, it would need to be realigned. the manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. the failure mileage was 49,000. sm.
06/09/2012820001
 I had gotten a letter from ford motor co. stating they were having problems with the tork converter and transmissions on my model car. i live 160 miles from a ford dealer, but i was going into town to shop so thought i would stop in at kendall ford and talk to them about it. they had no idea what i was talking about and looked it up on the computer, and there it was. they could not tell me much except it could go uot at any time with no notice. they also said that they could not even help me if it did. i was on my own. and it did, in the middle of rush hour traffic. it just stopped. i could have been hit and someone could have been hurt or even killed. a nice man helped me get it across 3 lanes of traffic, pushing by hand where i had to have it towed back to kendall ford, i called brad, the man in charge to let him know it was there. to date, july 7, 2012 i finally got a call from them (had to bum a ride 160 miles home and have had no car since), they said the tork converter was so shot they wondered how i got that far (a little help from god). they also said that it would cost between 3 and $4,000 to repair the transmission. i nearly passed out. first put me in a car that could have killed me, then charge me more than the car is worth to fix it. i know for a fact that if the tork converter is not working properly neither will the transmission. i feel they should be responsible for the converter and the transmission for using cheep parts and putting our lives in danger. *tr
07/11/201159000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving approximately 65 mph, the transmission began to hesitate in a jerking motion. the failure occurred whenever the vehicle was in operation. the vehicle had not been diagnosed. there was recall related to the defect under nhtsa campaign id number 12v006000 (power train:automatic transmission:torque converter). the part was currently unavailable and the contact had been awaiting for three months. the technician was unable to provide a date when the part would become available. the authorized dealer was unable to provide a date when the part would become available. the manufacturer was not notified. the approximate failure mileage was 59,000. the vin was unavailable. js
07/09/201249000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that the vehicle was repaired under the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 12v006000 (power train:automatic transmission:torque converter). after the repair, the dealer only replaced five quarts of the transmission fluid instead of the full thirteen that were necessary. the contact expressed concern that this would lead to another torque converter failure. the contact also stated that due to the way the vehicle was repaired, it would need to be realigned. the manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. the failure mileage was 49,000. sm.
06/09/2012820001
 I had gotten a letter from ford motor co. stating they were having problems with the tork converter and transmissions on my model car. i live 160 miles from a ford dealer, but i was going into town to shop so thought i would stop in at kendall ford and talk to them about it. they had no idea what i was talking about and looked it up on the computer, and there it was. they could not tell me much except it could go uot at any time with no notice. they also said that they could not even help me if it did. i was on my own. and it did, in the middle of rush hour traffic. it just stopped. i could have been hit and someone could have been hurt or even killed. a nice man helped me get it across 3 lanes of traffic, pushing by hand where i had to have it towed back to kendall ford, i called brad, the man in charge to let him know it was there. to date, july 7, 2012 i finally got a call from them (had to bum a ride 160 miles home and have had no car since), they said the tork converter was so shot they wondered how i got that far (a little help from god). they also said that it would cost between 3 and $4,000 to repair the transmission. i nearly passed out. first put me in a car that could have killed me, then charge me more than the car is worth to fix it. i know for a fact that if the tork converter is not working properly neither will the transmission. i feel they should be responsible for the converter and the transmission for using cheep parts and putting our lives in danger. *tr
07/09/201249000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 for freestar with 49,000 miles. the contact had his vehicle fixed under recall 12v006000 power train:automatic transmission:torque converter. the contact stated that after the repair the dealer only replaced 5 quarts of the transmission fluid instead if the 13 quarts in the transmission. the contact feels that this will make the torque converter fail again. the contact stated that due to the why the vehicle is repaired the vehicles wheels would need to be realigned. the manufacture was contacted but offered no assistance. bl
07/03/2012102586
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact received notification of nhtsa campaign id number: 12v006000 (power train: automatic transmission: torque converter) and took the vehicle to the dealer for repairs. the contact stated that he believed that the torque convertor that was replaced under the recall was defective. the contact had not experienced any failures with the recently installed torque convertor. the vehicle was not taken to dealer for inspection or repairs. the manufacturer was made aware of the issue and offered a reimbursement for the previous repair or a second replacement of the torque converter under recall. the current and failure mileage was 102,586.
07/03/2012102586
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact received notification of nhtsa campaign id number: 12v006000 (power train: automatic transmission: torque converter) and took the vehicle to the dealer for repairs. the contact stated that he believed that the torque convertor that was replaced under the recall was defective. the contact had not experienced any failures with the recently installed torque convertor. the vehicle was not taken to dealer for inspection or repairs. the manufacturer was made aware of the issue and offered a reimbursement for the previous repair or a second replacement of the torque converter under recall. the current and failure mileage was 102,586. kmj
06/18/201252000
 Tl- contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that the vehicle would not respond to acceleration attempts. in addition, the vehicle abnormally lunged forward while sitting idle. the vehicle was taken to a private mechanic who advised that the throttle failed. the manufacturer was not notified of the issue. the failure mileage was 52,000 and the current mileage was. 52,452.00. kmj
07/03/2012102586
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact received the recall notice nhtsa campaign id number: 12v006000 (power train: automatic transmission: torque converter). the contact stated that had previously made repair for failure in march 2011. the contact stated the replacement torque converter was defective as well. there was no failure present. the vehicle was not taken to dealer for inspection or repair. the manufacturer was made aware; they offered reimbursement for previous repair, or a new replacement under recall. the current and failure mileage was 102,586.yn
11/17/2010104000
 While on main highway traveling 55 mph transmission stopped working. engine was running but when attempt to accelerate nothing happened, making for a very hazardous condition. ford was notified of recall and sent letter in march 2012, saying condition would be completed by end of 2nd quarter of 2012, but they have not even started.
11/17/2010104000
 While on main highway traveling 55 mph transmission stopped working. engine was running but when attempt to accelerate nothing happened, making for a very hazardous condition. ford was notified of recall and sent letter in march 2012, saying condition would be completed by end of 2nd quarter of 2012, but they have not even started.
11/17/2010104000
 While on main highway traveling 55 mph transmission stopped working. engine was running but when attempt to accelerate nothing happened, making for a very hazardous condition. ford was notified of recall and sent letter in march 2012, saying condition would be completed by end of 2nd quarter of 2012, but they have not even started.
06/19/201290100
 Was stopped at stop sign gave it gas to turn left loss power engine was runningalmost got hit by oncoming traffic was able to coast down hill no power in tranny checke fluid ok tried to put in reverse and drive nothing pushed to side of road. very dangerous situation
11/17/2010104000
 While on main highway traveling 55 mph transmission stopped working. engine was running but when attempt to accelerate nothing happened, making for a very hazardous condition. ford was notified of recall and sent letter in march 2012, saying condition would be completed by end of 2nd quarter of 2012, but they have not even started.
06/19/201290100
 Was stopped at stop sign gave it gas to turn left loss power engine was runningalmost got hit by oncoming traffic was able to coast down hill no power in tranny checke fluid ok tried to put in reverse and drive nothing pushed to side of road. very dangerous situation
06/19/201290100
 Was stopped at stop sign gave it gas to turn left loss power engine was runningalmost got hit by oncoming traffic was able to coast down hill no power in tranny checke fluid ok tried to put in reverse and drive nothing pushed to side of road. very dangerous situation
06/19/201290100
 Was stopped at stop sign gave it gas to turn left loss power engine was runningalmost got hit by oncoming traffic was able to coast down hill no power in tranny checke fluid ok tried to put in reverse and drive nothing pushed to side of road. very dangerous situation
08/18/2011110000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the vehicle stalled and would not shift into drive or reverse. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who replaced the torque converter, the banner kit, and various other components. the torque converter was replaced at least three times. the manufacturer was notified and would not offer any assistance because the contact installed aftermarket products. the failure mileage was 110,000 and the current mileage was 120,000.
08/18/2011110000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the vehicle stalled and would not shift into drive or reverse. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who replaced the torque converter, the banner kit, and various other components. the torque converter was replaced at least three times. the manufacturer was notified and would not offer any assistance because the contact installed aftermarket products. the failure mileage was 110,000 and the current mileage was 120,000.
08/18/2011110000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the vehicle stalled and would not shift into drive or reverse. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who replaced the torque converter, the banner kit, and various other components. the torque converter was replaced at least three times. the manufacturer was notified and would not offer any assistance because the contact installed aftermarket products. the failure mileage was 110,000 and the current mileage was 120,000. sm.
08/18/2011111000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated while driving 55 mph the vehicle stalls and would not go into drive or reverse. the vehicle was taken to a mechanic shop who replaced the torque converter, the banner kit and other parts. the torque converter was replaced at least three times. the manufacturer was notified who stated the contact keeps installing aftermaket parts in the vehicle instead of ford genuine parts. they offered no assistance. the failure mileage was 110,000 and the current mileage was 120,000. mw
05/07/2012146000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 ford freestar. while traveling 55 mph the contact noticed that the vehicle had suddenly shifted out of gear as if the vehicle was shifted into neutral. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the contact was informed that nhtsa campaign id number: 12v006000 power train:automatic transmission:torque converter did not apply to his vin number. the vehicle has not been repaired. the current and failure mileages were 146,000. bml
11/15/201170000
 Abs warning lamp comes on, as well as the powertrain malfunction warning lamp, speedometer fails to register.......was told at local ford dealership that pcm/ cluster would have to be replaced at a cost of $800-$1200... ..when problem began would do this upon cranking, and has gotten to the point that vehicle now has this happen while driving. transaxle light is also illuminating.....which just discovered may be due to problems that are already covered in another recall.......very disappointed in our choice in this vehicle. after investigating this problem see that the design flaws in this vehicle should not be ignored, these system failures are of no fault of the owners and cause great safety concerns to the owners and passengers who have to depend on these vehicles on a daily basis.
11/15/201170000
 Abs warning lamp comes on, as well as the powertrain malfunction warning lamp, speedometer fails to register.......was told at local ford dealership that pcm/ cluster would have to be replaced at a cost of $800-$1200... ..when problem began would do this upon cranking, and has gotten to the point that vehicle now has this happen while driving. transaxle light is also illuminating.....which just discovered may be due to problems that are already covered in another recall.......very disappointed in our choice in this vehicle. after investigating this problem see that the design flaws in this vehicle should not be ignored, these system failures are of no fault of the owners and cause great safety concerns to the owners and passengers who have to depend on these vehicles on a daily basis.
11/15/201170000
 Abs warning lamp comes on, as well as the powertrain malfunction warning lamp, speedometer fails to register.......was told at local ford dealership that pcm/ cluster would have to be replaced at a cost of $800-$1200... ..when problem began would do this upon cranking, and has gotten to the point that vehicle now has this happen while driving. transaxle light is also illuminating.....which just discovered may be due to problems that are already covered in another recall.......very disappointed in our choice in this vehicle. after investigating this problem see that the design flaws in this vehicle should not be ignored, these system failures are of no fault of the owners and cause great safety concerns to the owners and passengers who have to depend on these vehicles on a daily basis.
12/12/201189000
 The vehicle first lost power at 50 mph beginning 12/12/2011. the vehicle would not accelerate above 50 mph. two mechanics checked the vehicle and suspected a transmission torque converter problem or an ignition system coil firing problem. there was no other indication of a transmission problem so i had the ignition coil, wires and plugs replaced at a cost of $780 on 1/13/2012. the vehicle remained drivable with that service. on 2/24/2012 i was driving in normal in-town traffic. during a right hand turn in heavy traffic i lost all forward and reverse power in the transmission. i could not control the vehicle's forward or reverse power. this occurred in heavy traffic with no shoulder or driveway available. i was stranded in the right hand lane of traffic. i felt extremely unsafe, turned on the vehicle's hazard flashers and left the vehicle because i was concerned it would be hit and cause an accident, until the tow truck arrived. i had the vehicle towed to the shop which performed the earlier ignition repair who informed me the problem was an internal transmission problem they could not service. i then had the vehicle towed to a heavy mechanical shop which recommended a rebuilt transmission at a cost of $3,200. i then had the vehicle towed to a transmission shop which rebuilt the transmission on 2/24-4/1/2012 at a cost of $2,142. i received the safety recall notice 11s25 / nhtsa recall 12v-006 from ford dated march 2012 on 4/2/2012, mailed on 3/29/2012. in addition to the danger and cost this defect caused me, i am unsure if the replacement transmission torque converter is any better than the original transmission torque converter, since ford states in the safety recall notice that replacement parts are not currently available.
12/12/201189000
 The vehicle first lost power at 50 mph beginning 12/12/2011. the vehicle would not accelerate above 50 mph. two mechanics checked the vehicle and suspected a transmission torque converter problem or an ignition system coil firing problem. there was no other indication of a transmission problem so i had the ignition coil, wires and plugs replaced at a cost of $780 on 1/13/2012. the vehicle remained drivable with that service. on 2/24/2012 i was driving in normal in-town traffic. during a right hand turn in heavy traffic i lost all forward and reverse power in the transmission. i could not control the vehicle's forward or reverse power. this occurred in heavy traffic with no shoulder or driveway available. i was stranded in the right hand lane of traffic. i felt extremely unsafe, turned on the vehicle's hazard flashers and left the vehicle because i was concerned it would be hit and cause an accident, until the tow truck arrived. i had the vehicle towed to the shop which performed the earlier ignition repair who informed me the problem was an internal transmission problem they could not service. i then had the vehicle towed to a heavy mechanical shop which recommended a rebuilt transmission at a cost of $3,200. i then had the vehicle towed to a transmission shop which rebuilt the transmission on 2/24-4/1/2012 at a cost of $2,142. i received the safety recall notice 11s25 / nhtsa recall 12v-006 from ford dated march 2012 on 4/2/2012, mailed on 3/29/2012. in addition to the danger and cost this defect caused me, i am unsure if the replacement transmission torque converter is any better than the original transmission torque converter, since ford states in the safety recall notice that replacement parts are not currently available.
03/29/2012160000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that while driving on the highway, the vehicle emitted a loud noise. a local mechanic diagnosed that the vehicle would need a new transmission. neither the dealer nor the manufacturer were notified of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 106,000. the vin was unavailable. sm.
12/12/201189000
 The vehicle first lost power at 50 mph beginning 12/12/2011. the vehicle would not accelerate above 50 mph. two mechanics checked the vehicle and suspected a transmission torque converter problem or an ignition system coil firing problem. there was no other indication of a transmission problem so i had the ignition coil, wires and plugs replaced at a cost of $780 on 1/13/2012. the vehicle remained drivable with that service. on 2/24/2012 i was driving in normal in-town traffic. during a right hand turn in heavy traffic i lost all forward and reverse power in the transmission. i could not control the vehicle's forward or reverse power. this occurred in heavy traffic with no shoulder or driveway available. i was stranded in the right hand lane of traffic. i felt extremely unsafe, turned on the vehicle's hazard flashers and left the vehicle because i was concerned it would be hit and cause an accident, until the tow truck arrived. i had the vehicle towed to the shop which performed the earlier ignition repair who informed me the problem was an internal transmission problem they could not service. i then had the vehicle towed to a heavy mechanical shop which recommended a rebuilt transmission at a cost of $3,200. i then had the vehicle towed to a transmission shop which rebuilt the transmission on 2/24-4/1/2012 at a cost of $2,142. i received the safety recall notice 11s25 / nhtsa recall 12v-006 from ford dated march 2012 on 4/2/2012, mailed on 3/29/2012. in addition to the danger and cost this defect caused me, i am unsure if the replacement transmission torque converter is any better than the original transmission torque converter, since ford states in the safety recall notice that replacement parts are not currently available.
03/29/2012160000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that while driving on the highway, the vehicle emitted a loud noise. a local mechanic diagnosed that the vehicle would need a new transmission. neither the dealer nor the manufacturer were notified of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 106,000. the vin was unavailable. sm.
12/12/201189000
 The vehicle first lost power at 50 mph beginning 12/12/2011. the vehicle would not accelerate above 50 mph. two mechanics checked the vehicle and suspected a transmission torque converter problem or an ignition system coil firing problem. there was no other indication of a transmission problem so i had the ignition coil, wires and plugs replaced at a cost of $780 on 1/13/2012. the vehicle remained drivable with that service. on 2/24/2012 i was driving in normal in-town traffic. during a right hand turn in heavy traffic i lost all forward and reverse power in the transmission. i could not control the vehicle's forward or reverse power. this occurred in heavy traffic with no shoulder or driveway available. i was stranded in the right hand lane of traffic. i felt extremely unsafe, turned on the vehicle's hazard flashers and left the vehicle because i was concerned it would be hit and cause an accident, until the tow truck arrived. i had the vehicle towed to the shop which performed the earlier ignition repair who informed me the problem was an internal transmission problem they could not service. i then had the vehicle towed to a heavy mechanical shop which recommended a rebuilt transmission at a cost of $3,200. i then had the vehicle towed to a transmission shop which rebuilt the transmission on 2/24-4/1/2012 at a cost of $2,142. i received the safety recall notice 11s25 / nhtsa recall 12v-006 from ford dated march 2012 on 4/2/2012, mailed on 3/29/2012. in addition to the danger and cost this defect caused me, i am unsure if the replacement transmission torque converter is any better than the original transmission torque converter, since ford states in the safety recall notice that replacement parts are not currently available.
03/29/2012160000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that while driving on the highway, the vehicle would make a loud noise. a local mechanic diagnosed that the vehicle would need a new transmission. neither the dealer nor the manufacturer were notified of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 106,000. nw
03/29/2012160000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that while driving on the highway, the vehicle would make a loud noise. a local mechanic diagnosed that the vehicle would need a new transmission. neither the dealer nor the manufacturer were notified of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 106,000. nw
04/03/201280000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer for repairs under nhtsa recall campaign id number: 12v006000 when the contact was informed by the dealer that the parts needed for the repair would not be available until june. the contact was displeased with the time expectancy of having the recall defect repaired. the contact had not experienced a failure. the current mileage was 80,000. bml
04/03/201280000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while attempting to have her vehicle serviced for nhtsa recall campaign id number: 12v006000 the contact was informed by the dealership that the parts for the repair would not be available until june. the contact feels this is unsatisfactory. the current and failure mileages are 80000. bml
04/03/201280000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while attempting to have her vehicle serviced for nhtsa recall campaign id number: 12v006000 the contact was informed by the dealership that the parts for the repair would not be available until june. the contact feels this is unsatisfactory. the current and failure mileages are 80000. bml
04/03/201280000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while attempting to have her vehicle serviced for nhtsa recall campaign id number: 12v006000 the contact was informed by the dealership that the parts for the repair would not be available until june. the contact feels this is unsatisfactory. the current and failure mileages are 80000. bml
09/21/201151379
 On september 21, 2011 i noticed that my 2005 ford freestar was hesitating when i pulled out of a parking spot in front of my home. i was able to get to my final destination, a local supermarket, without incident but could tell that the car was not shifting gears as smoothly as i was accustomed to. on the return trip home, upon merging onto the expressway i typically take, my freestar's engine began to sputter then immediately shut down. all power to the engine was lost. power steering was lost as well making the car impossible to maneuver. the electrical system completely shut down and i was forced to come to a complete stop, shift into park and reengage the ignition. from that point on, until i arrived home, the freestar would not shift beyond second gear. if i made an attempt to accelerate, again the engine would sputter and all power to the engine, power steering and electrical systems would shut down completely. i managed to get home that day by stopping and restarting my freestar what i can only estimate to be 50 to 75 times. the most harrowing part of this experience was the lost of power and control without warning. prior to this day, i had never experienced anything remotely like this with the freestar, and then from one day to the next, i was helpless on the expressway expecting a fatal collision with an unsuspecting driver.
09/21/201151379
 On september 21, 2011 i noticed that my 2005 ford freestar was hesitating when i pulled out of a parking spot in front of my home. i was able to get to my final destination, a local supermarket, without incident but could tell that the car was not shifting gears as smoothly as i was accustomed to. on the return trip home, upon merging onto the expressway i typically take, my freestar's engine began to sputter then immediately shut down. all power to the engine was lost. power steering was lost as well making the car impossible to maneuver. the electrical system completely shut down and i was forced to come to a complete stop, shift into park and reengage the ignition. from that point on, until i arrived home, the freestar would not shift beyond second gear. if i made an attempt to accelerate, again the engine would sputter and all power to the engine, power steering and electrical systems would shut down completely. i managed to get home that day by stopping and restarting my freestar what i can only estimate to be 50 to 75 times. the most harrowing part of this experience was the lost of power and control without warning. prior to this day, i had never experienced anything remotely like this with the freestar, and then from one day to the next, i was helpless on the expressway expecting a fatal collision with an unsuspecting driver.
09/21/201151379
 On september 21, 2011 i noticed that my 2005 ford freestar was hesitating when i pulled out of a parking spot in front of my home. i was able to get to my final destination, a local supermarket, without incident but could tell that the car was not shifting gears as smoothly as i was accustomed to. on the return trip home, upon merging onto the expressway i typically take, my freestar's engine began to sputter then immediately shut down. all power to the engine was lost. power steering was lost as well making the car impossible to maneuver. the electrical system completely shut down and i was forced to come to a complete stop, shift into park and reengage the ignition. from that point on, until i arrived home, the freestar would not shift beyond second gear. if i made an attempt to accelerate, again the engine would sputter and all power to the engine, power steering and electrical systems would shut down completely. i managed to get home that day by stopping and restarting my freestar what i can only estimate to be 50 to 75 times. the most harrowing part of this experience was the lost of power and control without warning. prior to this day, i had never experienced anything remotely like this with the freestar, and then from one day to the next, i was helpless on the expressway expecting a fatal collision with an unsuspecting driver.
09/21/201151379
 On september 21, 2011 i noticed that my 2005 ford freestar was hesitating when i pulled out of a parking spot in front of my home. i was able to get to my final destination, a local supermarket, without incident but could tell that the car was not shifting gears as smoothly as i was accustomed to. on the return trip home, upon merging onto the expressway i typically take, my freestar's engine began to sputter then immediately shut down. all power to the engine was lost. power steering was lost as well making the car impossible to maneuver. the electrical system completely shut down and i was forced to come to a complete stop, shift into park and reengage the ignition. from that point on, until i arrived home, the freestar would not shift beyond second gear. if i made an attempt to accelerate, again the engine would sputter and all power to the engine, power steering and electrical systems would shut down completely. i managed to get home that day by stopping and restarting my freestar what i can only estimate to be 50 to 75 times. the most harrowing part of this experience was the lost of power and control without warning. prior to this day, i had never experienced anything remotely like this with the freestar, and then from one day to the next, i was helpless on the expressway expecting a fatal collision with an unsuspecting driver.
09/21/201151379
 On september 21, 2011 i noticed that my 2005 ford freestar was hesitating when i pulled out of a parking spot in front of my home. i was able to get to my final destination, a local supermarket, without incident but could tell that the car was not shifting gears as smoothly as i was accustomed to. on the return trip home, upon merging onto the expressway i typically take, my freestar's engine began to sputter then immediately shut down. all power to the engine was lost. power steering was lost as well making the car impossible to maneuver. the electrical system completely shut down and i was forced to come to a complete stop, shift into park and reengage the ignition. from that point on, until i arrived home, the freestar would not shift beyond second gear. if i made an attempt to accelerate, again the engine would sputter and all power to the engine, power steering and electrical systems would shut down completely. i managed to get home that day by stopping and restarting my freestar what i can only estimate to be 50 to 75 times. the most harrowing part of this experience was the lost of power and control without warning. prior to this day, i had never experienced anything remotely like this with the freestar, and then from one day to the next, i was helpless on the expressway expecting a fatal collision with an unsuspecting driver.
01/24/201271900
 Was driving around 30mph then the rpm's went up to 5000 let off gas rpm slowley went down..2nd time it happened took it in they said it was a sensor fixed it...the 3rd time was going threw an intersection died on me in middle of intersection almost got smashed by oncoming traffic with my kids in the van...had it towed they could not find anything wrong....4th or 5th time was going to work got of highway rpms went up to 5000 and the van wont go no wheres now...no reverse no drive just sits there sounding like shit they way ford made it...now waiting on them to tell me whats wrong with it....
09/21/201151379
 On september 21, 2011 i noticed that my 2005 ford freestar was hesitating when i pulled out of a parking spot in front of my home. i was able to get to my final destination, a local supermarket, without incident but could tell that the car was not shifting gears as smoothly as i was accustomed to. on the return trip home, upon merging onto the expressway i typically take, my freestar's engine began to sputter then immediately shut down. all power to the engine was lost. power steering was lost as well making the car impossible to maneuver. the electrical system completely shut down and i was forced to come to a complete stop, shift into park and reengage the ignition. from that point on, until i arrived home, the freestar would not shift beyond second gear. if i made an attempt to accelerate, again the engine would sputter and all power to the engine, power steering and electrical systems would shut down completely. i managed to get home that day by stopping and restarting my freestar what i can only estimate to be 50 to 75 times. the most harrowing part of this experience was the lost of power and control without warning. prior to this day, i had never experienced anything remotely like this with the freestar, and then from one day to the next, i was helpless on the expressway expecting a fatal collision with an unsuspecting driver.
01/24/201271900
 Was driving around 30mph then the rpm's went up to 5000 let off gas rpm slowley went down..2nd time it happened took it in they said it was a sensor fixed it...the 3rd time was going threw an intersection died on me in middle of intersection almost got smashed by oncoming traffic with my kids in the van...had it towed they could not find anything wrong....4th or 5th time was going to work got of highway rpms went up to 5000 and the van wont go no wheres now...no reverse no drive just sits there sounding like shit they way ford made it...now waiting on them to tell me whats wrong with it....
02/19/201259983
 I have a 2005 ford freestar minivan that just turned 59,983 miles on it. have had not issues with transmission and it had been driving just fine. drove it all day saturday with no issues - then on sunday morning, when i went to take my daughter to work the car would not move when engaging it in reverse, drive etc. no warning at all... the transmission just went. had it towed to my mechanic and he said it was the transmission and he advised me to look up to see if there were any recalls and sure enough there is. i had to pay to have it towed again to a family members house where it had been sitting as i don't have the $$$ to fix it. i am no happy with ford. i will never purchase another ford after this car. i just put close to $600 for 4 brand new tires in november - i hope these haven't been ruined! a family member recently found this site. i have been using a family members car to get to work, kids to school etc. not happy at all with this situation!
06/22/2009113000
 My wife and daughter were driving down interstate when the torque converter went out, losing the ability to maintain any speed. torque converter went out and transmission as well. now ford only wants to replace the torque converter.
01/24/201271900
 Was driving around 30mph then the rpm's went up to 5000 let off gas rpm slowley went down..2nd time it happened took it in they said it was a sensor fixed it...the 3rd time was going threw an intersection died on me in middle of intersection almost got smashed by oncoming traffic with my kids in the van...had it towed they could not find anything wrong....4th or 5th time was going to work got of highway rpms went up to 5000 and the van wont go no wheres now...no reverse no drive just sits there sounding like shit they way ford made it...now waiting on them to tell me whats wrong with it....
02/19/201259983
 I have a 2005 ford freestar minivan that just turned 59,983 miles on it. have had not issues with transmission and it had been driving just fine. drove it all day saturday with no issues - then on sunday morning, when i went to take my daughter to work the car would not move when engaging it in reverse, drive etc. no warning at all... the transmission just went. had it towed to my mechanic and he said it was the transmission and he advised me to look up to see if there were any recalls and sure enough there is. i had to pay to have it towed again to a family members house where it had been sitting as i don't have the $$$ to fix it. i am no happy with ford. i will never purchase another ford after this car. i just put close to $600 for 4 brand new tires in november - i hope these haven't been ruined! a family member recently found this site. i have been using a family members car to get to work, kids to school etc. not happy at all with this situation!
06/22/2009113000
 My wife and daughter were driving down interstate when the torque converter went out, losing the ability to maintain any speed. torque converter went out and transmission as well. now ford only wants to replace the torque converter.
03/18/201274000
 Driving approximately 65 mph on a two hour trip and experienced a sudden but brief loss of acceleration, speed immediately dropped by 15 mph, which was accompanied by a severe jerk. the occurred two more times during the trip at high speeds and subsequently continued to occur the following days during normal neighborhood driving conditions (20
01/24/201271900
 Was driving around 30mph then the rpm's went up to 5000 let off gas rpm slowley went down..2nd time it happened took it in they said it was a sensor fixed it...the 3rd time was going threw an intersection died on me in middle of intersection almost got smashed by oncoming traffic with my kids in the van...had it towed they could not find anything wrong....4th or 5th time was going to work got of highway rpms went up to 5000 and the van wont go no wheres now...no reverse no drive just sits there sounding like shit they way ford made it...now waiting on them to tell me whats wrong with it....
02/19/201259983
 I have a 2005 ford freestar minivan that just turned 59,983 miles on it. have had not issues with transmission and it had been driving just fine. drove it all day saturday with no issues - then on sunday morning, when i went to take my daughter to work the car would not move when engaging it in reverse, drive etc. no warning at all... the transmission just went. had it towed to my mechanic and he said it was the transmission and he advised me to look up to see if there were any recalls and sure enough there is. i had to pay to have it towed again to a family members house where it had been sitting as i don't have the $$$ to fix it. i am no happy with ford. i will never purchase another ford after this car. i just put close to $600 for 4 brand new tires in november - i hope these haven't been ruined! a family member recently found this site. i have been using a family members car to get to work, kids to school etc. not happy at all with this situation!
06/22/2009113000
 My wife and daughter were driving down interstate when the torque converter went out, losing the ability to maintain any speed. torque converter went out and transmission as well. now ford only wants to replace the torque converter.
03/18/201274000
 Driving approximately 65 mph on a two hour trip and experienced a sudden but brief loss of acceleration, speed immediately dropped by 15 mph, which was accompanied by a severe jerk. the occurred two more times during the trip at high speeds and subsequently continued to occur the following days during normal neighborhood driving conditions (20
03/14/201272656
 I started my van and tried to back out of my parking spot and it would not go anywhere. i turned off the engine, sat for about 5 min and then tried again. this time it backed up, i was able to pull up to the street and when i went to pull out, it sputtered and stalled. i had it towed to a transmission place and they said that it wasn't the transmission, it was the pcm. i had it towed to the dealership and told them it was the pcm. they insisted on running a diagnostic because it couldn't be the pcm, they have never seen that before. they found out it was the pcm and now i have to pay for a diagnostic that wasn't necessary. i have to pay for a design flaw that caused the problem to be fixed and pay to have the pcm replaced. the transmission shop that diagnosed the problem did not charge me anything for his work. my extended warranty company is paying half of the repair even though it isn't a covered repair and yet ford will not waive or cover any of the problem that is their design flaw. why are customers not informed of tsb's that could have prevented the problem? i am very lucky this happened in the parking lot instead of on the highway. this problem could have been fixed with a tube of silicone. why was the tsb not completed before the vehicle was sold to me as a used vehicle in may 2011? is there a recall to fix this problem in the works? is there a class action lawsuit i can join? is there anything being done to fix this problem before someone dies?
08/06/201162000
 While been stop waiting in a red light the motor feels like accelerated (rpm increase too high by itself) then reduced to normal and then (when light turns green) the car do not respond to accelerator. the car do not move, do not react to the pedal. you can select reverse, drive l1, l2 or any other option, but it do not react to anyone (just parking status was enable). the car was stock so we need to get towed to home.
02/19/201259983
 I have a 2005 ford freestar minivan that just turned 59,983 miles on it. have had not issues with transmission and it had been driving just fine. drove it all day saturday with no issues - then on sunday morning, when i went to take my daughter to work the car would not move when engaging it in reverse, drive etc. no warning at all... the transmission just went. had it towed to my mechanic and he said it was the transmission and he advised me to look up to see if there were any recalls and sure enough there is. i had to pay to have it towed again to a family members house where it had been sitting as i don't have the $$$ to fix it. i am no happy with ford. i will never purchase another ford after this car. i just put close to $600 for 4 brand new tires in november - i hope these haven't been ruined! a family member recently found this site. i have been using a family members car to get to work, kids to school etc. not happy at all with this situation!
06/22/2009113000
 My wife and daughter were driving down interstate when the torque converter went out, losing the ability to maintain any speed. torque converter went out and transmission as well. now ford only wants to replace the torque converter.
03/18/201274000
 Driving approximately 65 mph on a two hour trip and experienced a sudden but brief loss of acceleration, speed immediately dropped by 15 mph, which was accompanied by a severe jerk. the occurred two more times during the trip at high speeds and subsequently continued to occur the following days during normal neighborhood driving conditions (20
03/14/201272656
 I started my van and tried to back out of my parking spot and it would not go anywhere. i turned off the engine, sat for about 5 min and then tried again. this time it backed up, i was able to pull up to the street and when i went to pull out, it sputtered and stalled. i had it towed to a transmission place and they said that it wasn't the transmission, it was the pcm. i had it towed to the dealership and told them it was the pcm. they insisted on running a diagnostic because it couldn't be the pcm, they have never seen that before. they found out it was the pcm and now i have to pay for a diagnostic that wasn't necessary. i have to pay for a design flaw that caused the problem to be fixed and pay to have the pcm replaced. the transmission shop that diagnosed the problem did not charge me anything for his work. my extended warranty company is paying half of the repair even though it isn't a covered repair and yet ford will not waive or cover any of the problem that is their design flaw. why are customers not informed of tsb's that could have prevented the problem? i am very lucky this happened in the parking lot instead of on the highway. this problem could have been fixed with a tube of silicone. why was the tsb not completed before the vehicle was sold to me as a used vehicle in may 2011? is there a recall to fix this problem in the works? is there a class action lawsuit i can join? is there anything being done to fix this problem before someone dies?
08/06/201162000
 While been stop waiting in a red light the motor feels like accelerated (rpm increase too high by itself) then reduced to normal and then (when light turns green) the car do not respond to accelerator. the car do not move, do not react to the pedal. you can select reverse, drive l1, l2 or any other option, but it do not react to anyone (just parking status was enable). the car was stock so we need to get towed to home.
03/18/201274000
 Driving approximately 65 mph on a two hour trip and experienced a sudden but brief loss of acceleration, speed immediately dropped by 15 mph, which was accompanied by a severe jerk. the occurred two more times during the trip at high speeds and subsequently continued to occur the following days during normal neighborhood driving conditions (20
03/14/201272656
 I started my van and tried to back out of my parking spot and it would not go anywhere. i turned off the engine, sat for about 5 min and then tried again. this time it backed up, i was able to pull up to the street and when i went to pull out, it sputtered and stalled. i had it towed to a transmission place and they said that it wasn't the transmission, it was the pcm. i had it towed to the dealership and told them it was the pcm. they insisted on running a diagnostic because it couldn't be the pcm, they have never seen that before. they found out it was the pcm and now i have to pay for a diagnostic that wasn't necessary. i have to pay for a design flaw that caused the problem to be fixed and pay to have the pcm replaced. the transmission shop that diagnosed the problem did not charge me anything for his work. my extended warranty company is paying half of the repair even though it isn't a covered repair and yet ford will not waive or cover any of the problem that is their design flaw. why are customers not informed of tsb's that could have prevented the problem? i am very lucky this happened in the parking lot instead of on the highway. this problem could have been fixed with a tube of silicone. why was the tsb not completed before the vehicle was sold to me as a used vehicle in may 2011? is there a recall to fix this problem in the works? is there a class action lawsuit i can join? is there anything being done to fix this problem before someone dies?
08/06/201162000
 While been stop waiting in a red light the motor feels like accelerated (rpm increase too high by itself) then reduced to normal and then (when light turns green) the car do not respond to accelerator. the car do not move, do not react to the pedal. you can select reverse, drive l1, l2 or any other option, but it do not react to anyone (just parking status was enable). the car was stock so we need to get towed to home.
03/14/201272656
 I started my van and tried to back out of my parking spot and it would not go anywhere. i turned off the engine, sat for about 5 min and then tried again. this time it backed up, i was able to pull up to the street and when i went to pull out, it sputtered and stalled. i had it towed to a transmission place and they said that it wasn't the transmission, it was the pcm. i had it towed to the dealership and told them it was the pcm. they insisted on running a diagnostic because it couldn't be the pcm, they have never seen that before. they found out it was the pcm and now i have to pay for a diagnostic that wasn't necessary. i have to pay for a design flaw that caused the problem to be fixed and pay to have the pcm replaced. the transmission shop that diagnosed the problem did not charge me anything for his work. my extended warranty company is paying half of the repair even though it isn't a covered repair and yet ford will not waive or cover any of the problem that is their design flaw. why are customers not informed of tsb's that could have prevented the problem? i am very lucky this happened in the parking lot instead of on the highway. this problem could have been fixed with a tube of silicone. why was the tsb not completed before the vehicle was sold to me as a used vehicle in may 2011? is there a recall to fix this problem in the works? is there a class action lawsuit i can join? is there anything being done to fix this problem before someone dies?
08/06/201162000
 While been stop waiting in a red light the motor feels like accelerated (rpm increase too high by itself) then reduced to normal and then (when light turns green) the car do not respond to accelerator. the car do not move, do not react to the pedal. you can select reverse, drive l1, l2 or any other option, but it do not react to anyone (just parking status was enable). the car was stock so we need to get towed to home.
03/14/201272656
 I started my van and tried to back out of my parking spot and it would not go anywhere. i turned off the engine, sat for about 5 min and then tried again. this time it backed up, i was able to pull up to the street and when i went to pull out, it sputtered and stalled. i had it towed to a transmission place and they said that it wasn't the transmission, it was the pcm. i had it towed to the dealership and told them it was the pcm. they insisted on running a diagnostic because it couldn't be the pcm, they have never seen that before. they found out it was the pcm and now i have to pay for a diagnostic that wasn't necessary. i have to pay for a design flaw that caused the problem to be fixed and pay to have the pcm replaced. the transmission shop that diagnosed the problem did not charge me anything for his work. my extended warranty company is paying half of the repair even though it isn't a covered repair and yet ford will not waive or cover any of the problem that is their design flaw. why are customers not informed of tsb's that could have prevented the problem? i am very lucky this happened in the parking lot instead of on the highway. this problem could have been fixed with a tube of silicone. why was the tsb not completed before the vehicle was sold to me as a used vehicle in may 2011? is there a recall to fix this problem in the works? is there a class action lawsuit i can join? is there anything being done to fix this problem before someone dies?
08/06/201162000
 While been stop waiting in a red light the motor feels like accelerated (rpm increase too high by itself) then reduced to normal and then (when light turns green) the car do not respond to accelerator. the car do not move, do not react to the pedal. you can select reverse, drive l1, l2 or any other option, but it do not react to anyone (just parking status was enable). the car was stock so we need to get towed to home.
10/01/201186000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle began to jerk and decelerate abnormally. the vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic who advised the contact that the torque converter would have to be replaced. the contact referenced nhtsa campaign id number: 12v006000 (power train:automatic transmission:torque converter) but was advised by the manufacturer that the vin was not included in the recall. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 86,000.
10/01/201186000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle began to jerk and decelerate abnormally. the vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic who advised the contact that the torque converter would have to be replaced. the contact referenced nhtsa campaign id number: 12v006000 (power train:automatic transmission:torque converter) but was advised by the manufacturer that the vin was not included in the recall. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 86,000.
10/01/201186000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle began to jerk and decelerate abnormally. the vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic who advised the contact that the torque converter would have to be replaced. the contact referenced nhtsa campaign id number: 12v006000 (power train:automatic transmission:torque converter) but was advised by the manufacturer that the vin was not included in the recall. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 86,000. kmj
10/01/201186000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle began to jerk and decelerate abnormally. the vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic who advised the contact that the torque converter would have to be replaced. the contact referenced nhtsa campaign id number: 12v006000 (power train:automatic transmission:torque converter) but was advised by the manufacturer that the vin was not included in the recall. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 86,000. kmj
10/01/201186000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving at approximately 45 mph the vehicle began to jerk and decelerate. the vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic. the mechanic stated the torque converter would have to be replaced. there was a recall under nhtsa campaign id number: 12v006000 (power train:automatic transmission:torque converter) that may be related to the failure. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated the vin was not included in the recall. the vehicle was not repaired. 86,000
01/25/201281000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that the torque converter was replaced twice by the dealer for a recurring failure. the contact was experiencing the failure again and the vehicle would not accelerate of drive in reverse. the contact referenced nhtsa campaign id number: 12v006000 (power train: automatic transmission) but was advised by the dealer that the vehicle was not included in the recall. the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired for the most recent failure. the vin was unavailable. the failure mileage was 81,000 and the current mileage was unknown.
01/25/201281000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that the torque converter was replaced twice by the dealer for a recurring failure. the contact was experiencing the failure again and the vehicle would not accelerate of drive in reverse. the contact referenced nhtsa campaign id number: 12v006000 (power train: automatic transmission) but was advised by the dealer that the vehicle was not included in the recall. the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired for the most recent failure. the vin was unavailable. the failure mileage was 81,000 and the current mileage was unknown.
02/21/2012
 My family and i pulled out onto a busy street, at an intersection and a highway and as i got ready to make a right turn, the car would not move forward. there were cars blowing and a kind police officer came up to the car and asked us what was going on. as we explained, he told us that he would push us out of the road. after pushing us out of the road, he left and we had to call our insurance company to get a tow, which took about 3 to 4 hours to get there. not to mention, i had to find a way for my family to get home. the car seemed as if it was in neutral but wasn't. it started but just would not move. to make matters worse, it is our only form of tranportation and no way to get around.
11/23/2010108787
 11//23/2010. transmission failed and vehicle lost forward momentum going up hill. pulled over to side of road and applied parking brake to prevent vehicle from moving rearward. vehicle towed to nearest ford dealer : cross roads ford in carey nc. replaced transmiision due to failed transmission output shaft. 10/24/2011 - torque converter failed, replaxced torque converter. 11/08/2011 - transmission failed again - replaced transmission assy.
11/23/2010108787
 11//23/2010. transmission failed and vehicle lost forward momentum going up hill. pulled over to side of road and applied parking brake to prevent vehicle from moving rearward. vehicle towed to nearest ford dealer : cross roads ford in carey nc. replaced transmiision due to failed transmission output shaft. 10/24/2011 - torque converter failed, replaxced torque converter. 11/08/2011 - transmission failed again - replaced transmission assy.
12/27/201131000
 On december 27, 2001, i was pulling out of my driveway when i lost power. i couldn't go forward or backward. my husband came out to see what the problem was. he didn't understand why it would do that. we called ferrario ford. no answer, just an answer machine. i took our truck and drove to the dealership. they told me to call a tow company, but they couldn't get it in until the next week. well, it sat there for a week and when the machanic called he said it was moisture. he dried it out and then called and said he had to do a flush. a few days later he called and said he would have to check the torque box and it would be a seven hour job. the next call was it was the radiator had a crack in it. then it was the transmission. he already has us at $1820. we said no. then i find out that there is a recall. my husband when and talked to them. at first they said they didn't know anything about it. another guy said yes. my husband talked to ford in michigan. turns out to no avail as to what has already been done. when i bring it home tomarrow it will sit in the drive way with a sign that says lemon no more fords for this family.
06/17/201087910
 While driving down the freeway with the van full of 5 children it all of a sudden lost all transmission power. everything else worked fine in the vehicle, but it had no power. gas pedal to the floor and nothing. the vehicle was safely maneuvered off the freeway and the children safely removed from the vehicle and onto a service road which ran beside the freeway- until the towtruck driver could respond and tow the vehicle.
11/23/2010108787
 11//23/2010. transmission failed and vehicle lost forward momentum going up hill. pulled over to side of road and applied parking brake to prevent vehicle from moving rearward. vehicle towed to nearest ford dealer : cross roads ford in carey nc. replaced transmiision due to failed transmission output shaft. 10/24/2011 - torque converter failed, replaxced torque converter. 11/08/2011 - transmission failed again - replaced transmission assy.
12/27/201131000
 On december 27, 2001, i was pulling out of my driveway when i lost power. i couldn't go forward or backward. my husband came out to see what the problem was. he didn't understand why it would do that. we called ferrario ford. no answer, just an answer machine. i took our truck and drove to the dealership. they told me to call a tow company, but they couldn't get it in until the next week. well, it sat there for a week and when the machanic called he said it was moisture. he dried it out and then called and said he had to do a flush. a few days later he called and said he would have to check the torque box and it would be a seven hour job. the next call was it was the radiator had a crack in it. then it was the transmission. he already has us at $1820. we said no. then i find out that there is a recall. my husband when and talked to them. at first they said they didn't know anything about it. another guy said yes. my husband talked to ford in michigan. turns out to no avail as to what has already been done. when i bring it home tomarrow it will sit in the drive way with a sign that says lemon no more fords for this family.
06/17/201087910
 While driving down the freeway with the van full of 5 children it all of a sudden lost all transmission power. everything else worked fine in the vehicle, but it had no power. gas pedal to the floor and nothing. the vehicle was safely maneuvered off the freeway and the children safely removed from the vehicle and onto a service road which ran beside the freeway- until the towtruck driver could respond and tow the vehicle.
11/23/2010108787
 11//23/2010. transmission failed and vehicle lost forward momentum going up hill. pulled over to side of road and applied parking brake to prevent vehicle from moving rearward. vehicle towed to nearest ford dealer : cross roads ford in carey nc. replaced transmiision due to failed transmission output shaft. 10/24/2011 - torque converter failed, replaxced torque converter. 11/08/2011 - transmission failed again - replaced transmission assy.
12/27/201131000
 On december 27, 2001, i was pulling out of my driveway when i lost power. i couldn't go forward or backward. my husband came out to see what the problem was. he didn't understand why it would do that. we called ferrario ford. no answer, just an answer machine. i took our truck and drove to the dealership. they told me to call a tow company, but they couldn't get it in until the next week. well, it sat there for a week and when the machanic called he said it was moisture. he dried it out and then called and said he had to do a flush. a few days later he called and said he would have to check the torque box and it would be a seven hour job. the next call was it was the radiator had a crack in it. then it was the transmission. he already has us at $1820. we said no. then i find out that there is a recall. my husband when and talked to them. at first they said they didn't know anything about it. another guy said yes. my husband talked to ford in michigan. turns out to no avail as to what has already been done. when i bring it home tomarrow it will sit in the drive way with a sign that says lemon no more fords for this family.
06/17/201087910
 While driving down the freeway with the van full of 5 children it all of a sudden lost all transmission power. everything else worked fine in the vehicle, but it had no power. gas pedal to the floor and nothing. the vehicle was safely maneuvered off the freeway and the children safely removed from the vehicle and onto a service road which ran beside the freeway- until the towtruck driver could respond and tow the vehicle.
12/27/201131000
 On december 27, 2001, i was pulling out of my driveway when i lost power. i couldn't go forward or backward. my husband came out to see what the problem was. he didn't understand why it would do that. we called ferrario ford. no answer, just an answer machine. i took our truck and drove to the dealership. they told me to call a tow company, but they couldn't get it in until the next week. well, it sat there for a week and when the machanic called he said it was moisture. he dried it out and then called and said he had to do a flush. a few days later he called and said he would have to check the torque box and it would be a seven hour job. the next call was it was the radiator had a crack in it. then it was the transmission. he already has us at $1820. we said no. then i find out that there is a recall. my husband when and talked to them. at first they said they didn't know anything about it. another guy said yes. my husband talked to ford in michigan. turns out to no avail as to what has already been done. when i bring it home tomarrow it will sit in the drive way with a sign that says lemon no more fords for this family.
06/17/201087910
 While driving down the freeway with the van full of 5 children it all of a sudden lost all transmission power. everything else worked fine in the vehicle, but it had no power. gas pedal to the floor and nothing. the vehicle was safely maneuvered off the freeway and the children safely removed from the vehicle and onto a service road which ran beside the freeway- until the towtruck driver could respond and tow the vehicle.
12/17/2010
 In december 2010 i was at a stop light, when i went to accelerate the car wouldn't move. had it towed to a transmission shop and they rebuilt it. it has gone back 3 times due to continuing of problem and the check engine light keeps coming on after they turn it off. since last visit, now the air bag light is on, check engine light is on and the horn no longer works when pushed but it ocationally has gone off for no reason. still have problems accelerating, is sluggish, and makes a horrible noise. it needs to be smogged but will not pass due to these issues.
01/10/2012141900
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that when driving at low speeds and attempting a left turn, she heard a loud noise and the vehicle would no longer accelerate. the vehicle was towed to her home and was not inspected by a dealer nor repaired. the failure and the current mileages were approximately 141,900. kmj
12/27/201131000
 On december 27, 2001, i was pulling out of my driveway when i lost power. i couldn't go forward or backward. my husband came out to see what the problem was. he didn't understand why it would do that. we called ferrario ford. no answer, just an answer machine. i took our truck and drove to the dealership. they told me to call a tow company, but they couldn't get it in until the next week. well, it sat there for a week and when the machanic called he said it was moisture. he dried it out and then called and said he had to do a flush. a few days later he called and said he would have to check the torque box and it would be a seven hour job. the next call was it was the radiator had a crack in it. then it was the transmission. he already has us at $1820. we said no. then i find out that there is a recall. my husband when and talked to them. at first they said they didn't know anything about it. another guy said yes. my husband talked to ford in michigan. turns out to no avail as to what has already been done. when i bring it home tomarrow it will sit in the drive way with a sign that says lemon no more fords for this family.
06/17/201087910
 While driving down the freeway with the van full of 5 children it all of a sudden lost all transmission power. everything else worked fine in the vehicle, but it had no power. gas pedal to the floor and nothing. the vehicle was safely maneuvered off the freeway and the children safely removed from the vehicle and onto a service road which ran beside the freeway- until the towtruck driver could respond and tow the vehicle.
12/17/2010
 In december 2010 i was at a stop light, when i went to accelerate the car wouldn't move. had it towed to a transmission shop and they rebuilt it. it has gone back 3 times due to continuing of problem and the check engine light keeps coming on after they turn it off. since last visit, now the air bag light is on, check engine light is on and the horn no longer works when pushed but it ocationally has gone off for no reason. still have problems accelerating, is sluggish, and makes a horrible noise. it needs to be smogged but will not pass due to these issues.
01/10/2012141900
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that when driving at low speeds and making a left turn she heard a loud noise and the vehicle would no longer accelerate. the vehicle was towed to her home. the vehicle had not been inspected by a dealer nor had it been repaired. the failure and current mileages were approximately 141,900. tb
12/22/201174000
 First failure was the torque converter - i was at a stop light and as the light turned green i proceeded into the intersection when the vehicle clunked and responded as if it were in neuteral. i had enough momentum to coast to the shoulder. replacement cost including labor was $600 second failure is the windshield wipers are intermittant. failure ocures in the rain of course. wiper will speed up then slow down then not work at all. it just happened today so i have not had it troubleshot yet. 1/11/12 75674 miles.
01/09/2012136000
 My wife was driving home from work and while on the highway the car started to slow down and would not accelerate any longer. the van was acting as if it was in neutral.....she slowed to a stop in the breakdown lane and called aaa for a tow truck. the repair shop believes that it is the torque converter at a minimum.
12/17/2010
 In december 2010 i was at a stop light, when i went to accelerate the car wouldn't move. had it towed to a transmission shop and they rebuilt it. it has gone back 3 times due to continuing of problem and the check engine light keeps coming on after they turn it off. since last visit, now the air bag light is on, check engine light is on and the horn no longer works when pushed but it ocationally has gone off for no reason. still have problems accelerating, is sluggish, and makes a horrible noise. it needs to be smogged but will not pass due to these issues.
01/10/2012141900
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that when driving at low speeds and making a left turn she heard a loud noise and the vehicle would no longer accelerate. the vehicle was towed to her home. the vehicle had not been inspected by a dealer nor had it been repaired. the failure and current mileages were approximately 141,900. tb
12/22/201174000
 First failure was the torque converter - i was at a stop light and as the light turned green i proceeded into the intersection when the vehicle clunked and responded as if it were in neuteral. i had enough momentum to coast to the shoulder. replacement cost including labor was $600 second failure is the windshield wipers are intermittant. failure ocures in the rain of course. wiper will speed up then slow down then not work at all. it just happened today so i have not had it troubleshot yet. 1/11/12 75674 miles.
01/09/2012136000
 My wife was driving home from work and while on the highway the car started to slow down and would not accelerate any longer. the van was acting as if it was in neutral.....she slowed to a stop in the breakdown lane and called aaa for a tow truck. the repair shop believes that it is the torque converter at a minimum.
12/22/201174000
 First failure was the torque converter - i was at a stop light and as the light turned green i proceeded into the intersection when the vehicle clunked and responded as if it were in neuteral. i had enough momentum to coast to the shoulder. replacement cost including labor was $600 second failure is the windshield wipers are intermittant. failure ocures in the rain of course. wiper will speed up then slow down then not work at all. it just happened today so i have not had it troubleshot yet. 1/11/12 75674 miles.
01/09/2012136000
 My wife was driving home from work and while on the highway the car started to slow down and would not accelerate any longer. the van was acting as if it was in neutral.....she slowed to a stop in the breakdown lane and called aaa for a tow truck. the repair shop believes that it is the torque converter at a minimum.
01/09/2012136000
 My wife was driving home from work and while on the highway the car started to slow down and would not accelerate any longer. the van was acting as if it was in neutral.....she slowed to a stop in the breakdown lane and called aaa for a tow truck. the repair shop believes that it is the torque converter at a minimum.
01/09/2012136000
 My wife was driving home from work and while on the highway the car started to slow down and would not accelerate any longer. the van was acting as if it was in neutral.....she slowed to a stop in the breakdown lane and called aaa for a tow truck. the repair shop believes that it is the torque converter at a minimum.
09/15/200741000
 9/2007 my husband, myself, and our 5 children were driving to my mothers house and out of the blue the van just stopped accelerating. we had the van towed to the dealership that we bought it. they told us that we needed a new transmission at 41,000 miles (just out of warranty) $2000 oop!! we had the trans replaced and are now 12/2011 having the same issue again. (just over 90,00 miles) we owe 2000$ on the van and the cost of repairs are over that. this has to be a safety issue..children in car + car randomly stopping!! i just don't understand how a van bought new off the lot can be on its 3rd transmission on less then 100,000 miles. we will never buy a ford again and after doing a lot of research i have found 1000s of owners with the same issues...its a shame ford will continue to allow customers to pay for their faulty products!
12/30/201179000
 Ford fix it ford fix it i was driving in a wilderness area in texas and i just got through the area and had to have a emergency gall bladder surgery i was dropped off in my van at the hospital it broke down 4 minutes later in the hospital parking lot..if this happened in the wilderness area and a dead zone for phone i could have died the van stopped working while driving!
02/22/201065000
 February 2010- van lurched forward then failed to shift into gear. less than 65000 miles on vehicle. turned out to be transmission failure- ford stated it would cost $3100 to fix. got it fixed at a local repair shop for $1800. mechanic stated he sees this often with this year of freestars. in february 2011, car started having powertrain issues, skipping and slipping gear. diagnosed as cam shaft sensor failure. cost was over $400 to fix. stated water was getting into the cam shaft. in july 2011, car had issues in rain- again, water in cam shaft. mechanic drained it and it appeared to be better. december 29th, 2011 van lurched forward and would not go into gear. was traveling 65mph and had no warning. was stuck on busy highway in the middle of crosslane. mechanic stated the transmission was dead at 130,000 miles- after only having had the last one for less than two years. we consumers bought these freestars in good faith that we would have a safe, reliable vehicle. ford has failed to deliver. i have found several other freestar consumers stating the same complaints on websites nationwide. ford claims no record of failure because they overcharge on their repairs so we end up going to local shops for fixes- i doubt they bother logging it since we won't pay them to fix it! after coasting the car into an abandoned lot, i was stuck. there was a shed that was clearly used by drug addicts (clothes, trash, needles, etc inside.) the company should stand by their vehicles- i believe if they drove these vans they would know how terrified i and other freestar drivers are to even think about the what-if's that could have occurred because of their transmission failures. i am stuck because i would never risk driving the vehicle again but cannot sell it because it could put someone else in danger. my childrens' lives far outweigh the dollar amount left on the loan of this junk!
09/15/200741000
 9/2007 my husband, myself, and our 5 children were driving to my mothers house and out of the blue the van just stopped accelerating. we had the van towed to the dealership that we bought it. they told us that we needed a new transmission at 41,000 miles (just out of warranty) $2000 oop!! we had the trans replaced and are now 12/2011 having the same issue again. (just over 90,00 miles) we owe 2000$ on the van and the cost of repairs are over that. this has to be a safety issue..children in car + car randomly stopping!! i just don't understand how a van bought new off the lot can be on its 3rd transmission on less then 100,000 miles. we will never buy a ford again and after doing a lot of research i have found 1000s of owners with the same issues...its a shame ford will continue to allow customers to pay for their faulty products!
09/15/200741000
 9/2007 my husband, myself, and our 5 children were driving to my mothers house and out of the blue the van just stopped accelerating. we had the van towed to the dealership that we bought it. they told us that we needed a new transmission at 41,000 miles (just out of warranty) $2000 oop!! we had the trans replaced and are now 12/2011 having the same issue again. (just over 90,00 miles) we owe 2000$ on the van and the cost of repairs are over that. this has to be a safety issue..children in car + car randomly stopping!! i just don't understand how a van bought new off the lot can be on its 3rd transmission on less then 100,000 miles. we will never buy a ford again and after doing a lot of research i have found 1000s of owners with the same issues...its a shame ford will continue to allow customers to pay for their faulty products!
12/30/201179000
 Ford fix it ford fix it i was driving in a wilderness area in texas and i just got through the area and had to have a emergency gall bladder surgery i was dropped off in my van at the hospital it broke down 4 minutes later in the hospital parking lot..if this happened in the wilderness area and a dead zone for phone i could have died the van stopped working while driving!
02/22/201065000
 February 2010- van lurched forward then failed to shift into gear. less than 65000 miles on vehicle. turned out to be transmission failure- ford stated it would cost $3100 to fix. got it fixed at a local repair shop for $1800. mechanic stated he sees this often with this year of freestars. in february 2011, car started having powertrain issues, skipping and slipping gear. diagnosed as cam shaft sensor failure. cost was over $400 to fix. stated water was getting into the cam shaft. in july 2011, car had issues in rain- again, water in cam shaft. mechanic drained it and it appeared to be better. december 29th, 2011 van lurched forward and would not go into gear. was traveling 65mph and had no warning. was stuck on busy highway in the middle of crosslane. mechanic stated the transmission was dead at 130,000 miles- after only having had the last one for less than two years. we consumers bought these freestars in good faith that we would have a safe, reliable vehicle. ford has failed to deliver. i have found several other freestar consumers stating the same complaints on websites nationwide. ford claims no record of failure because they overcharge on their repairs so we end up going to local shops for fixes- i doubt they bother logging it since we won't pay them to fix it! after coasting the car into an abandoned lot, i was stuck. there was a shed that was clearly used by drug addicts (clothes, trash, needles, etc inside.) the company should stand by their vehicles- i believe if they drove these vans they would know how terrified i and other freestar drivers are to even think about the what-if's that could have occurred because of their transmission failures. i am stuck because i would never risk driving the vehicle again but cannot sell it because it could put someone else in danger. my childrens' lives far outweigh the dollar amount left on the loan of this junk!
12/28/201162300
 Ford freestar minivan with 62,000 miles on it lost power while driving at about 50 mph. was able to steer to the side of the road. ford dealer says torque converter failed. dealer says torque converter failed because of output shaft splines stripping causing loss of power to the drivetrain. cost to repair $2,200! this was an extremely dangerous situation with power failing at high speed. the failure seems similar to nhtsa action pe09033.
09/15/200741000
 9/2007 my husband, myself, and our 5 children were driving to my mothers house and out of the blue the van just stopped accelerating. we had the van towed to the dealership that we bought it. they told us that we needed a new transmission at 41,000 miles (just out of warranty) $2000 oop!! we had the trans replaced and are now 12/2011 having the same issue again. (just over 90,00 miles) we owe 2000$ on the van and the cost of repairs are over that. this has to be a safety issue..children in car + car randomly stopping!! i just don't understand how a van bought new off the lot can be on its 3rd transmission on less then 100,000 miles. we will never buy a ford again and after doing a lot of research i have found 1000s of owners with the same issues...its a shame ford will continue to allow customers to pay for their faulty products!
12/30/201179000
 Ford fix it ford fix it i was driving in a wilderness area in texas and i just got through the area and had to have a emergency gall bladder surgery i was dropped off in my van at the hospital it broke down 4 minutes later in the hospital parking lot..if this happened in the wilderness area and a dead zone for phone i could have died the van stopped working while driving!
02/22/201065000
 February 2010- van lurched forward then failed to shift into gear. less than 65000 miles on vehicle. turned out to be transmission failure- ford stated it would cost $3100 to fix. got it fixed at a local repair shop for $1800. mechanic stated he sees this often with this year of freestars. in february 2011, car started having powertrain issues, skipping and slipping gear. diagnosed as cam shaft sensor failure. cost was over $400 to fix. stated water was getting into the cam shaft. in july 2011, car had issues in rain- again, water in cam shaft. mechanic drained it and it appeared to be better. december 29th, 2011 van lurched forward and would not go into gear. was traveling 65mph and had no warning. was stuck on busy highway in the middle of crosslane. mechanic stated the transmission was dead at 130,000 miles- after only having had the last one for less than two years. we consumers bought these freestars in good faith that we would have a safe, reliable vehicle. ford has failed to deliver. i have found several other freestar consumers stating the same complaints on websites nationwide. ford claims no record of failure because they overcharge on their repairs so we end up going to local shops for fixes- i doubt they bother logging it since we won't pay them to fix it! after coasting the car into an abandoned lot, i was stuck. there was a shed that was clearly used by drug addicts (clothes, trash, needles, etc inside.) the company should stand by their vehicles- i believe if they drove these vans they would know how terrified i and other freestar drivers are to even think about the what-if's that could have occurred because of their transmission failures. i am stuck because i would never risk driving the vehicle again but cannot sell it because it could put someone else in danger. my childrens' lives far outweigh the dollar amount left on the loan of this junk!
12/28/201162300
 Ford freestar minivan with 62,000 miles on it lost power while driving at about 50 mph. was able to steer to the side of the road. ford dealer says torque converter failed. dealer says torque converter failed because of output shaft splines stripping causing loss of power to the drivetrain. cost to repair $2,200! this was an extremely dangerous situation with power failing at high speed. the failure seems similar to nhtsa action pe09033.
09/15/200741000
 9/2007 my husband, myself, and our 5 children were driving to my mothers house and out of the blue the van just stopped accelerating. we had the van towed to the dealership that we bought it. they told us that we needed a new transmission at 41,000 miles (just out of warranty) $2000 oop!! we had the trans replaced and are now 12/2011 having the same issue again. (just over 90,00 miles) we owe 2000$ on the van and the cost of repairs are over that. this has to be a safety issue..children in car + car randomly stopping!! i just don't understand how a van bought new off the lot can be on its 3rd transmission on less then 100,000 miles. we will never buy a ford again and after doing a lot of research i have found 1000s of owners with the same issues...its a shame ford will continue to allow customers to pay for their faulty products!
12/30/201179000
 Ford fix it ford fix it i was driving in a wilderness area in texas and i just got through the area and had to have a emergency gall bladder surgery i was dropped off in my van at the hospital it broke down 4 minutes later in the hospital parking lot..if this happened in the wilderness area and a dead zone for phone i could have died the van stopped working while driving!
02/22/201065000
 February 2010- van lurched forward then failed to shift into gear. less than 65000 miles on vehicle. turned out to be transmission failure- ford stated it would cost $3100 to fix. got it fixed at a local repair shop for $1800. mechanic stated he sees this often with this year of freestars. in february 2011, car started having powertrain issues, skipping and slipping gear. diagnosed as cam shaft sensor failure. cost was over $400 to fix. stated water was getting into the cam shaft. in july 2011, car had issues in rain- again, water in cam shaft. mechanic drained it and it appeared to be better. december 29th, 2011 van lurched forward and would not go into gear. was traveling 65mph and had no warning. was stuck on busy highway in the middle of crosslane. mechanic stated the transmission was dead at 130,000 miles- after only having had the last one for less than two years. we consumers bought these freestars in good faith that we would have a safe, reliable vehicle. ford has failed to deliver. i have found several other freestar consumers stating the same complaints on websites nationwide. ford claims no record of failure because they overcharge on their repairs so we end up going to local shops for fixes- i doubt they bother logging it since we won't pay them to fix it! after coasting the car into an abandoned lot, i was stuck. there was a shed that was clearly used by drug addicts (clothes, trash, needles, etc inside.) the company should stand by their vehicles- i believe if they drove these vans they would know how terrified i and other freestar drivers are to even think about the what-if's that could have occurred because of their transmission failures. i am stuck because i would never risk driving the vehicle again but cannot sell it because it could put someone else in danger. my childrens' lives far outweigh the dollar amount left on the loan of this junk!
12/28/201162300
 Ford freestar minivan with 62,000 miles on it lost power while driving at about 50 mph. was able to steer to the side of the road. ford dealer says torque converter failed. dealer says torque converter failed because of output shaft splines stripping causing loss of power to the drivetrain. cost to repair $2,200! this was an extremely dangerous situation with power failing at high speed. the failure seems similar to nhtsa action pe09033.
12/28/201162300
 Ford freestar minivan with 62,000 miles on it lost power while driving at about 50 mph. was able to steer to the side of the road. ford dealer says torque converter failed. dealer says torque converter failed because of output shaft splines stripping causing loss of power to the drivetrain. cost to repair $2,200! this was an extremely dangerous situation with power failing at high speed. the failure seems similar to nhtsa action pe09033.
12/28/201162300
 Ford freestar minivan with 62,000 miles on it lost power while driving at about 50 mph. was able to steer to the side of the road. ford dealer says torque converter failed. dealer says torque converter failed because of output shaft splines stripping causing loss of power to the drivetrain. cost to repair $2,200! this was an extremely dangerous situation with power failing at high speed. the failure seems similar to nhtsa action pe09033.
12/15/2011160000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that the transmission failed while driving 25 mph. the vehicle was merged to the side of the road and was towed to a mechanic where they inspected the failure. the mechanic advised that the transmission would need to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the failure mileage was 160,000.
12/15/2011160000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that the transmission failed while driving 25 mph. the vehicle was merged to the side of the road and was towed to a mechanic where they inspected the failure. the mechanic advised that the transmission would need to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the failure mileage was 160,000.
12/15/2011160000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated the transmission failed while driving 25 mph. the vehicle was merged to the side of the road and was then towed to a mechanic shop. they inspected the failure and stated it was the transmission which will cost $1900 to replace at the owners expense. the manufacturer was no notified. the failure mileage was 160,000. mw
12/01/201152000
 I do not write in inles but my problem is fails with code p0715 trenssmision and reverse cam sensor i change speed sensor transmission and the problem remains to uncover the pcm control to check the continuity i met you, as you have water intrusion as well as green particles around a pin input .characteristics of water in combination with voltage,there are resistensia under 10000 homs addition of several pins that relasionan with solenoid of tranxale
12/01/201152000
 I do not write in inles but my problem is fails with code p0715 trenssmision and reverse cam sensor i change speed sensor transmission and the problem remains to uncover the pcm control to check the continuity i met you, as you have water intrusion as well as green particles around a pin input .characteristics of water in combination with voltage,there are resistensia under 10000 homs addition of several pins that relasionan with solenoid of tranxale
12/01/201152000
 I do not write in inles but my problem is fails with code p0715 trenssmision and reverse cam sensor i change speed sensor transmission and the problem remains to uncover the pcm control to check the continuity i met you, as you have water intrusion as well as green particles around a pin input .characteristics of water in combination with voltage,there are resistensia under 10000 homs addition of several pins that relasionan with solenoid of tranxale
09/03/201092000
 The drive shaft (half shaft) splines broke. 7 months after the transmission completely failed.
02/10/201082212
 Transmission failure. torque converter failure. complete transmission replacement required. converter failed while making a left turn at an intersection. luckily it was late evening an no oncoming traffic or my entire family could have been hit.
12/01/201152000
 I do not write in inles but my problem is fails with code p0715 trenssmision and reverse cam sensor i change speed sensor transmission and the problem remains to uncover the pcm control to check the continuity i met you, as you have water intrusion as well as green particles around a pin input .characteristics of water in combination with voltage,there are resistensia under 10000 homs addition of several pins that relasionan with solenoid of tranxale
09/03/201092000
 The drive shaft (half shaft) splines broke. 7 months after the transmission completely failed.
02/10/201082212
 Transmission failure. torque converter failure. complete transmission replacement required. converter failed while making a left turn at an intersection. luckily it was late evening an no oncoming traffic or my entire family could have been hit.
09/03/201092000
 The drive shaft (half shaft) splines broke. 7 months after the transmission completely failed.
02/10/201082212
 Transmission failure. torque converter failure. complete transmission replacement required. converter failed while making a left turn at an intersection. luckily it was late evening an no oncoming traffic or my entire family could have been hit.
09/03/201092000
 The drive shaft (half shaft) splines broke. 7 months after the transmission completely failed.
02/10/201082212
 Transmission failure. torque converter failure. complete transmission replacement required. converter failed while making a left turn at an intersection. luckily it was late evening an no oncoming traffic or my entire family could have been hit.
12/04/2011110883
 On 12/04/2011 driving on a busy 2 way highway with no pull off areas. the transmission started jerking and loss of power. after getting the van back to the house to change the fluid and filter, i find a chunk of metal on the magnet. ( which i still have ) with this van only having 110,883 there is reason for this van to be down with transmission problems. i have a 2003 ford crown vic ( police unit ) over 356,000 miles on it- still going have a 1999 ford f250 with over 120,000 miles on it - still going so whats the issue with the 2005 ford free star? i will never buy another ford unless ford steps up and fixes these transmission.
04/01/2011
 The vehicle starts fine, but as soon as i get to about 20mph, the vehicle stalls. i have taken the vehicle to the ford dealership atleast four times. at first they said it was something in the transmission, then they said it was the tourque converter, finally they decided it was the pcm getting wet. they said they sealed the pcm to keep it from getting wet, but all they did was caulk around the brackets that fastens the wiper cow on. finally after getting tired of taking the van back to the dealership, i decided to pull everything apart myself. what i discovered was the pcm is located in a place that it shouldnt be. it is located on the passenger side of the firewall under the wiper cow. water runs behind the wiper cow directly on the pcm. i have contacted the dealership about it, but all they say is, we cant do anything about it because there is no recall. i looked online to see if other people are having problems, and to no suprise, there are literally hundreds of consumers with the exact same issuses. i feel that this could potentualy be unsafe to motorists, simply because the entire vehicle shuts down as you are driving. when the vehicle shuts down, there is no longer power stering or power brakes, which makes it difficult to safetly control the vehicle. please do what you can.
11/30/2011142000
 Total loss of power occurred, engine kept running but transmission did not engage. mechanic found bad transmission / torque converter and needs to be replaced at estimate of $2500.00. this occurred in heavy traffic while my wife was driving and created a very unsafe condition. it just rolled to a stop. there were no warning lights, loud sounds or other symptoms.
12/04/2011110883
 On 12/04/2011 driving on a busy 2 way highway with no pull off areas. the transmission started jerking and loss of power. after getting the van back to the house to change the fluid and filter, i find a chunk of metal on the magnet. ( which i still have ) with this van only having 110,883 there is reason for this van to be down with transmission problems. i have a 2003 ford crown vic ( police unit ) over 356,000 miles on it- still going have a 1999 ford f250 with over 120,000 miles on it - still going so whats the issue with the 2005 ford free star? i will never buy another ford unless ford steps up and fixes these transmission.
04/01/2011
 The vehicle starts fine, but as soon as i get to about 20mph, the vehicle stalls. i have taken the vehicle to the ford dealership atleast four times. at first they said it was something in the transmission, then they said it was the tourque converter, finally they decided it was the pcm getting wet. they said they sealed the pcm to keep it from getting wet, but all they did was caulk around the brackets that fastens the wiper cow on. finally after getting tired of taking the van back to the dealership, i decided to pull everything apart myself. what i discovered was the pcm is located in a place that it shouldnt be. it is located on the passenger side of the firewall under the wiper cow. water runs behind the wiper cow directly on the pcm. i have contacted the dealership about it, but all they say is, we cant do anything about it because there is no recall. i looked online to see if other people are having problems, and to no suprise, there are literally hundreds of consumers with the exact same issuses. i feel that this could potentualy be unsafe to motorists, simply because the entire vehicle shuts down as you are driving. when the vehicle shuts down, there is no longer power stering or power brakes, which makes it difficult to safetly control the vehicle. please do what you can.
11/30/2011142000
 Total loss of power occurred, engine kept running but transmission did not engage. mechanic found bad transmission / torque converter and needs to be replaced at estimate of $2500.00. this occurred in heavy traffic while my wife was driving and created a very unsafe condition. it just rolled to a stop. there were no warning lights, loud sounds or other symptoms.
12/04/2011110883
 On 12/04/2011 driving on a busy 2 way highway with no pull off areas. the transmission started jerking and loss of power. after getting the van back to the house to change the fluid and filter, i find a chunk of metal on the magnet. ( which i still have ) with this van only having 110,883 there is reason for this van to be down with transmission problems. i have a 2003 ford crown vic ( police unit ) over 356,000 miles on it- still going have a 1999 ford f250 with over 120,000 miles on it - still going so whats the issue with the 2005 ford free star? i will never buy another ford unless ford steps up and fixes these transmission.
04/01/2011
 The vehicle starts fine, but as soon as i get to about 20mph, the vehicle stalls. i have taken the vehicle to the ford dealership atleast four times. at first they said it was something in the transmission, then they said it was the tourque converter, finally they decided it was the pcm getting wet. they said they sealed the pcm to keep it from getting wet, but all they did was caulk around the brackets that fastens the wiper cow on. finally after getting tired of taking the van back to the dealership, i decided to pull everything apart myself. what i discovered was the pcm is located in a place that it shouldnt be. it is located on the passenger side of the firewall under the wiper cow. water runs behind the wiper cow directly on the pcm. i have contacted the dealership about it, but all they say is, we cant do anything about it because there is no recall. i looked online to see if other people are having problems, and to no suprise, there are literally hundreds of consumers with the exact same issuses. i feel that this could potentualy be unsafe to motorists, simply because the entire vehicle shuts down as you are driving. when the vehicle shuts down, there is no longer power stering or power brakes, which makes it difficult to safetly control the vehicle. please do what you can.
11/30/2011142000
 Total loss of power occurred, engine kept running but transmission did not engage. mechanic found bad transmission / torque converter and needs to be replaced at estimate of $2500.00. this occurred in heavy traffic while my wife was driving and created a very unsafe condition. it just rolled to a stop. there were no warning lights, loud sounds or other symptoms.
11/25/201150705
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that the vehicle would not accelerate in drive or reverse. the contact towed the vehicle to a local mechanic where the mechanic informed the contact that the transmission needed to be replaced. the contact called the manufacturer and the manufacturer stated that the vehicle was out of warranty and there was nothing they could do to assist. the failure mileage was 50,705.
12/04/2011110883
 On 12/04/2011 driving on a busy 2 way highway with no pull off areas. the transmission started jerking and loss of power. after getting the van back to the house to change the fluid and filter, i find a chunk of metal on the magnet. ( which i still have ) with this van only having 110,883 there is reason for this van to be down with transmission problems. i have a 2003 ford crown vic ( police unit ) over 356,000 miles on it- still going have a 1999 ford f250 with over 120,000 miles on it - still going so whats the issue with the 2005 ford free star? i will never buy another ford unless ford steps up and fixes these transmission.
04/01/2011
 The vehicle starts fine, but as soon as i get to about 20mph, the vehicle stalls. i have taken the vehicle to the ford dealership atleast four times. at first they said it was something in the transmission, then they said it was the tourque converter, finally they decided it was the pcm getting wet. they said they sealed the pcm to keep it from getting wet, but all they did was caulk around the brackets that fastens the wiper cow on. finally after getting tired of taking the van back to the dealership, i decided to pull everything apart myself. what i discovered was the pcm is located in a place that it shouldnt be. it is located on the passenger side of the firewall under the wiper cow. water runs behind the wiper cow directly on the pcm. i have contacted the dealership about it, but all they say is, we cant do anything about it because there is no recall. i looked online to see if other people are having problems, and to no suprise, there are literally hundreds of consumers with the exact same issuses. i feel that this could potentualy be unsafe to motorists, simply because the entire vehicle shuts down as you are driving. when the vehicle shuts down, there is no longer power stering or power brakes, which makes it difficult to safetly control the vehicle. please do what you can.
11/30/2011142000
 Total loss of power occurred, engine kept running but transmission did not engage. mechanic found bad transmission / torque converter and needs to be replaced at estimate of $2500.00. this occurred in heavy traffic while my wife was driving and created a very unsafe condition. it just rolled to a stop. there were no warning lights, loud sounds or other symptoms.
11/25/201150705
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that the vehicle would not accelerate in drive or reverse. the contact towed the vehicle to a local mechanic where the mechanic informed the contact that the transmission needed to be replaced. the contact called the manufacturer and the manufacturer stated that the vehicle was out of warranty and there was nothing they could do to assist. the failure mileage was 50,705. kmj
04/01/2011
 The vehicle starts fine, but as soon as i get to about 20mph, the vehicle stalls. i have taken the vehicle to the ford dealership atleast four times. at first they said it was something in the transmission, then they said it was the tourque converter, finally they decided it was the pcm getting wet. they said they sealed the pcm to keep it from getting wet, but all they did was caulk around the brackets that fastens the wiper cow on. finally after getting tired of taking the van back to the dealership, i decided to pull everything apart myself. what i discovered was the pcm is located in a place that it shouldnt be. it is located on the passenger side of the firewall under the wiper cow. water runs behind the wiper cow directly on the pcm. i have contacted the dealership about it, but all they say is, we cant do anything about it because there is no recall. i looked online to see if other people are having problems, and to no suprise, there are literally hundreds of consumers with the exact same issuses. i feel that this could potentualy be unsafe to motorists, simply because the entire vehicle shuts down as you are driving. when the vehicle shuts down, there is no longer power stering or power brakes, which makes it difficult to safetly control the vehicle. please do what you can.
11/30/2011142000
 Total loss of power occurred, engine kept running but transmission did not engage. mechanic found bad transmission / torque converter and needs to be replaced at estimate of $2500.00. this occurred in heavy traffic while my wife was driving and created a very unsafe condition. it just rolled to a stop. there were no warning lights, loud sounds or other symptoms.
11/25/201150705
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that the vehicle would not accelerate in drive or reverse. the contact towed the vehicle to a local mechanic where the mechanic informed the contact that the transmission needed to be replaced. the contact called the manufacturer and the manufacturer stated that the vehicle was out of warranty and there was nothing they could do to assist. the failure mileage was 50,705. kmj
11/25/201150705
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated while the vehicle was parked the vehicle would not move forward while the vehicle was in drive. the vehicle would not move in reverse as well. the contact towed the vehicle to a local mechanic. the mechanic informed the contact the transmission needed to be replaced. the called the manufacturer and the manufacturer stated the vehicle was out of warranty there was nothing they could do. the failure mileage was 50,705. jo
11/24/2011104594
 While traveling on the interstate at 70 miles an hour, i notice that when i put on the gas the engine would race but there was a loss of forward motion. so i am on the interstate and losing speed rapidly. i was able to slow down and pull over to the side of the road on a bridge. cars, buses and trucks were flying by at 70+ mph. the bridge would shake and there were times it looked like we would be hit by other cars. we call aaa and after an hour and 30 minutes were rescued by the tow truck. our van was towed to the closes ford dealer. the next day we were informed that our transmission torque converted had failed and the repair would be approximately $1.800. at a 104,594 miles and no warning the transmission was done. this was the second time in 27 months that the torque converter has failed. when the van had approximately 59,000 miles on it the torque converter failed. it was repaired at the local ford dealer and has failed again. this torque converter is defected and places the passenger of the van in great danger when it fails.
11/24/2011104594
 While traveling on the interstate at 70 miles an hour, i notice that when i put on the gas the engine would race but there was a loss of forward motion. so i am on the interstate and losing speed rapidly. i was able to slow down and pull over to the side of the road on a bridge. cars, buses and trucks were flying by at 70+ mph. the bridge would shake and there were times it looked like we would be hit by other cars. we call aaa and after an hour and 30 minutes were rescued by the tow truck. our van was towed to the closes ford dealer. the next day we were informed that our transmission torque converted had failed and the repair would be approximately $1.800. at a 104,594 miles and no warning the transmission was done. this was the second time in 27 months that the torque converter has failed. when the van had approximately 59,000 miles on it the torque converter failed. it was repaired at the local ford dealer and has failed again. this torque converter is defected and places the passenger of the van in great danger when it fails.
11/24/2011104594
 While traveling on the interstate at 70 miles an hour, i notice that when i put on the gas the engine would race but there was a loss of forward motion. so i am on the interstate and losing speed rapidly. i was able to slow down and pull over to the side of the road on a bridge. cars, buses and trucks were flying by at 70+ mph. the bridge would shake and there were times it looked like we would be hit by other cars. we call aaa and after an hour and 30 minutes were rescued by the tow truck. our van was towed to the closes ford dealer. the next day we were informed that our transmission torque converted had failed and the repair would be approximately $1.800. at a 104,594 miles and no warning the transmission was done. this was the second time in 27 months that the torque converter has failed. when the van had approximately 59,000 miles on it the torque converter failed. it was repaired at the local ford dealer and has failed again. this torque converter is defected and places the passenger of the van in great danger when it fails.
11/24/2011104594
 While traveling on the interstate at 70 miles an hour, i notice that when i put on the gas the engine would race but there was a loss of forward motion. so i am on the interstate and losing speed rapidly. i was able to slow down and pull over to the side of the road on a bridge. cars, buses and trucks were flying by at 70+ mph. the bridge would shake and there were times it looked like we would be hit by other cars. we call aaa and after an hour and 30 minutes were rescued by the tow truck. our van was towed to the closes ford dealer. the next day we were informed that our transmission torque converted had failed and the repair would be approximately $1.800. at a 104,594 miles and no warning the transmission was done. this was the second time in 27 months that the torque converter has failed. when the van had approximately 59,000 miles on it the torque converter failed. it was repaired at the local ford dealer and has failed again. this torque converter is defected and places the passenger of the van in great danger when it fails.
11/11/2011104531
 I was drive my 2005 ford freestar van and as starting to go up overpass loss all drive power, engine was running ok but transmission was gone. luckly this was a new bridge which had a place to pull over. i made to the top over the over pass because of speed before transmission quit. i had no warning just an all the sudden loss of the transmission. when i stopped on top of bridge i tried all gears including reverse and nothing . this is dangerious me and my wife could have been rear ended and killed because of this, between loss of drive train and crazy drivers while waiting for a tow truck to take us home. ford need to fix cause of this problem and fix every ford freestar ever sold.
11/01/2011120000
 My wife was parking the van and backed up for better access to the parking space. when she shifted back to drive the vehicle would not move. she called me and i went to check out the vehicle and found no transmission engagement in any gear. i checked the manual linkage and it was connected and tight. i checked the oil and noted the oil was quite a bit above the full level like the transmission pump had quit working. we towed the vehicle to the shop where i work and removed the transmission pan. we found the transmission pan clean with only normal amounts of metal on the magnet and no indication of burned clutches. after reading the descriptions of many similar failures on the various boards i am fairly certain we will find torque converter/input shaft failure when we remove and disassemble the transmission.
10/21/201183000
 My wife and i own a 2005 ford windstar. on oct. 21 2011 my wife arrived home from work and i took the van to pick up my son from his school. without warning the vans rpms went up and then the van stalled. i restarted the van but the van acted like it did not want to shift gears and the van stalled again. i was only 1block from home and was lucky to make it home while having to restart the van several times. i called the local ford service center and they said to tow it there and it would cost $100 to hook it up to their computer. i love how it cost me $100 to have ford tell me whats wrong then wants me to pay them to fix it. it only takes 5 minutes to hook up the computer with all the complaints i have seen you would think they should know. i was lucky to have a friend who works at ford and he had to replace the pcm due to water coming into contact with the pcm. we got our van back on thursday nov. 3rd 2011. then on nov. 7th 2011(4 days later) my wife was on a busy interstate ramp getting ready to merge on the highway at about 45mph when the rpm's shot up the van hesitated and lost power she started coasting to the shoulder while traffic was speeding around her. it was also on a curve so traffic could not see her until they were right on top of her. even on the shoulder when she called me she was terrified that someone was going to hit her because the shoulder was very narrow and traffic was within inches of the van. we had the van towed to ford and they are going to take a look at it this monday (nov. 14, 2011) we are due to go out of town friday nov. 18th and we do not know if we will have a van to go on a vacation that has been planned for a year. my wife and i do not even know if we can trust our ford freestar to make the trip so we our going to have the extra expense of renting a car. we are out $750 so far and another $400 to rent a car. we have 83,000 mi.
11/11/2011104531
 I was drive my 2005 ford freestar van and as starting to go up overpass loss all drive power, engine was running ok but transmission was gone. luckly this was a new bridge which had a place to pull over. i made to the top over the over pass because of speed before transmission quit. i had no warning just an all the sudden loss of the transmission. when i stopped on top of bridge i tried all gears including reverse and nothing . this is dangerious me and my wife could have been rear ended and killed because of this, between loss of drive train and crazy drivers while waiting for a tow truck to take us home. ford need to fix cause of this problem and fix every ford freestar ever sold.
11/01/2011120000
 My wife was parking the van and backed up for better access to the parking space. when she shifted back to drive the vehicle would not move. she called me and i went to check out the vehicle and found no transmission engagement in any gear. i checked the manual linkage and it was connected and tight. i checked the oil and noted the oil was quite a bit above the full level like the transmission pump had quit working. we towed the vehicle to the shop where i work and removed the transmission pan. we found the transmission pan clean with only normal amounts of metal on the magnet and no indication of burned clutches. after reading the descriptions of many similar failures on the various boards i am fairly certain we will find torque converter/input shaft failure when we remove and disassemble the transmission.
10/21/201183000
 My wife and i own a 2005 ford windstar. on oct. 21 2011 my wife arrived home from work and i took the van to pick up my son from his school. without warning the vans rpms went up and then the van stalled. i restarted the van but the van acted like it did not want to shift gears and the van stalled again. i was only 1block from home and was lucky to make it home while having to restart the van several times. i called the local ford service center and they said to tow it there and it would cost $100 to hook it up to their computer. i love how it cost me $100 to have ford tell me whats wrong then wants me to pay them to fix it. it only takes 5 minutes to hook up the computer with all the complaints i have seen you would think they should know. i was lucky to have a friend who works at ford and he had to replace the pcm due to water coming into contact with the pcm. we got our van back on thursday nov. 3rd 2011. then on nov. 7th 2011(4 days later) my wife was on a busy interstate ramp getting ready to merge on the highway at about 45mph when the rpm's shot up the van hesitated and lost power she started coasting to the shoulder while traffic was speeding around her. it was also on a curve so traffic could not see her until they were right on top of her. even on the shoulder when she called me she was terrified that someone was going to hit her because the shoulder was very narrow and traffic was within inches of the van. we had the van towed to ford and they are going to take a look at it this monday (nov. 14, 2011) we are due to go out of town friday nov. 18th and we do not know if we will have a van to go on a vacation that has been planned for a year. my wife and i do not even know if we can trust our ford freestar to make the trip so we our going to have the extra expense of renting a car. we are out $750 so far and another $400 to rent a car. we have 83,000 mi.
11/11/2011104531
 I was drive my 2005 ford freestar van and as starting to go up overpass loss all drive power, engine was running ok but transmission was gone. luckly this was a new bridge which had a place to pull over. i made to the top over the over pass because of speed before transmission quit. i had no warning just an all the sudden loss of the transmission. when i stopped on top of bridge i tried all gears including reverse and nothing . this is dangerious me and my wife could have been rear ended and killed because of this, between loss of drive train and crazy drivers while waiting for a tow truck to take us home. ford need to fix cause of this problem and fix every ford freestar ever sold.
11/01/2011120000
 My wife was parking the van and backed up for better access to the parking space. when she shifted back to drive the vehicle would not move. she called me and i went to check out the vehicle and found no transmission engagement in any gear. i checked the manual linkage and it was connected and tight. i checked the oil and noted the oil was quite a bit above the full level like the transmission pump had quit working. we towed the vehicle to the shop where i work and removed the transmission pan. we found the transmission pan clean with only normal amounts of metal on the magnet and no indication of burned clutches. after reading the descriptions of many similar failures on the various boards i am fairly certain we will find torque converter/input shaft failure when we remove and disassemble the transmission.
10/21/201183000
 My wife and i own a 2005 ford windstar. on oct. 21 2011 my wife arrived home from work and i took the van to pick up my son from his school. without warning the vans rpms went up and then the van stalled. i restarted the van but the van acted like it did not want to shift gears and the van stalled again. i was only 1block from home and was lucky to make it home while having to restart the van several times. i called the local ford service center and they said to tow it there and it would cost $100 to hook it up to their computer. i love how it cost me $100 to have ford tell me whats wrong then wants me to pay them to fix it. it only takes 5 minutes to hook up the computer with all the complaints i have seen you would think they should know. i was lucky to have a friend who works at ford and he had to replace the pcm due to water coming into contact with the pcm. we got our van back on thursday nov. 3rd 2011. then on nov. 7th 2011(4 days later) my wife was on a busy interstate ramp getting ready to merge on the highway at about 45mph when the rpm's shot up the van hesitated and lost power she started coasting to the shoulder while traffic was speeding around her. it was also on a curve so traffic could not see her until they were right on top of her. even on the shoulder when she called me she was terrified that someone was going to hit her because the shoulder was very narrow and traffic was within inches of the van. we had the van towed to ford and they are going to take a look at it this monday (nov. 14, 2011) we are due to go out of town friday nov. 18th and we do not know if we will have a van to go on a vacation that has been planned for a year. my wife and i do not even know if we can trust our ford freestar to make the trip so we our going to have the extra expense of renting a car. we are out $750 so far and another $400 to rent a car. we have 83,000 mi.
11/11/2011104531
 I was drive my 2005 ford freestar van and as starting to go up overpass loss all drive power, engine was running ok but transmission was gone. luckly this was a new bridge which had a place to pull over. i made to the top over the over pass because of speed before transmission quit. i had no warning just an all the sudden loss of the transmission. when i stopped on top of bridge i tried all gears including reverse and nothing . this is dangerious me and my wife could have been rear ended and killed because of this, between loss of drive train and crazy drivers while waiting for a tow truck to take us home. ford need to fix cause of this problem and fix every ford freestar ever sold.
11/01/2011120000
 My wife was parking the van and backed up for better access to the parking space. when she shifted back to drive the vehicle would not move. she called me and i went to check out the vehicle and found no transmission engagement in any gear. i checked the manual linkage and it was connected and tight. i checked the oil and noted the oil was quite a bit above the full level like the transmission pump had quit working. we towed the vehicle to the shop where i work and removed the transmission pan. we found the transmission pan clean with only normal amounts of metal on the magnet and no indication of burned clutches. after reading the descriptions of many similar failures on the various boards i am fairly certain we will find torque converter/input shaft failure when we remove and disassemble the transmission.
10/21/201183000
 My wife and i own a 2005 ford windstar. on oct. 21 2011 my wife arrived home from work and i took the van to pick up my son from his school. without warning the vans rpms went up and then the van stalled. i restarted the van but the van acted like it did not want to shift gears and the van stalled again. i was only 1block from home and was lucky to make it home while having to restart the van several times. i called the local ford service center and they said to tow it there and it would cost $100 to hook it up to their computer. i love how it cost me $100 to have ford tell me whats wrong then wants me to pay them to fix it. it only takes 5 minutes to hook up the computer with all the complaints i have seen you would think they should know. i was lucky to have a friend who works at ford and he had to replace the pcm due to water coming into contact with the pcm. we got our van back on thursday nov. 3rd 2011. then on nov. 7th 2011(4 days later) my wife was on a busy interstate ramp getting ready to merge on the highway at about 45mph when the rpm's shot up the van hesitated and lost power she started coasting to the shoulder while traffic was speeding around her. it was also on a curve so traffic could not see her until they were right on top of her. even on the shoulder when she called me she was terrified that someone was going to hit her because the shoulder was very narrow and traffic was within inches of the van. we had the van towed to ford and they are going to take a look at it this monday (nov. 14, 2011) we are due to go out of town friday nov. 18th and we do not know if we will have a van to go on a vacation that has been planned for a year. my wife and i do not even know if we can trust our ford freestar to make the trip so we our going to have the extra expense of renting a car. we are out $750 so far and another $400 to rent a car. we have 83,000 mi.
11/11/2011104531
 I was drive my 2005 ford freestar van and as starting to go up overpass loss all drive power, engine was running ok but transmission was gone. luckly this was a new bridge which had a place to pull over. i made to the top over the over pass because of speed before transmission quit. i had no warning just an all the sudden loss of the transmission. when i stopped on top of bridge i tried all gears including reverse and nothing . this is dangerious me and my wife could have been rear ended and killed because of this, between loss of drive train and crazy drivers while waiting for a tow truck to take us home. ford need to fix cause of this problem and fix every ford freestar ever sold.
11/01/2011120000
 My wife was parking the van and backed up for better access to the parking space. when she shifted back to drive the vehicle would not move. she called me and i went to check out the vehicle and found no transmission engagement in any gear. i checked the manual linkage and it was connected and tight. i checked the oil and noted the oil was quite a bit above the full level like the transmission pump had quit working. we towed the vehicle to the shop where i work and removed the transmission pan. we found the transmission pan clean with only normal amounts of metal on the magnet and no indication of burned clutches. after reading the descriptions of many similar failures on the various boards i am fairly certain we will find torque converter/input shaft failure when we remove and disassemble the transmission.
10/21/201183000
 My wife and i own a 2005 ford windstar. on oct. 21 2011 my wife arrived home from work and i took the van to pick up my son from his school. without warning the vans rpms went up and then the van stalled. i restarted the van but the van acted like it did not want to shift gears and the van stalled again. i was only 1block from home and was lucky to make it home while having to restart the van several times. i called the local ford service center and they said to tow it there and it would cost $100 to hook it up to their computer. i love how it cost me $100 to have ford tell me whats wrong then wants me to pay them to fix it. it only takes 5 minutes to hook up the computer with all the complaints i have seen you would think they should know. i was lucky to have a friend who works at ford and he had to replace the pcm due to water coming into contact with the pcm. we got our van back on thursday nov. 3rd 2011. then on nov. 7th 2011(4 days later) my wife was on a busy interstate ramp getting ready to merge on the highway at about 45mph when the rpm's shot up the van hesitated and lost power she started coasting to the shoulder while traffic was speeding around her. it was also on a curve so traffic could not see her until they were right on top of her. even on the shoulder when she called me she was terrified that someone was going to hit her because the shoulder was very narrow and traffic was within inches of the van. we had the van towed to ford and they are going to take a look at it this monday (nov. 14, 2011) we are due to go out of town friday nov. 18th and we do not know if we will have a van to go on a vacation that has been planned for a year. my wife and i do not even know if we can trust our ford freestar to make the trip so we our going to have the extra expense of renting a car. we are out $750 so far and another $400 to rent a car. we have 83,000 mi.
11/06/201156000
 My wife and daughter were traveling on a highway when without any warning the transmission suffered a complete breakdown. the engine was running fine, but the transmission was not transfering any power to the wheels. stranded in the middle of a busy highway for three hours awaiting a tow, my wife and daughter tried in vain to get the vehicle to move off of the roadway while cars raced around them. the transmission gave no prior indication of impending mechanical problems and was always properly serviced. in my opinion a vehicle with only 56,000 miles showing no indications or warning signs should not have such a catastrophic failure. from my limited research it would appear that this is not one isolated incident of this exact circumstance. it seems likely that a defect in the torque converter caused the splines to shear off resulting in complete and sudden loss of power to the drive wheels which renders the vehicle inoperable. this can be particularly dangerous if it happens while merging, crossing an intersection or being stranded on a busy highway. ford should be made to correct what seems like a very dangerous design flaw before someone has to be seriously injured or worse.
06/15/201197950
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact was driving 50 mph when the vehicle stalled without warning. the contact drove in neutral to a local mechanic who advised that the fuel filter would need replacing. the vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred two weeks later. the vehicle was taken to a repair shop where the power control module was replaced but the failure persisted. the vehicle was towed back for inspection and the contact was advised by the mechanic that the transmission needed replacing. the transmission was replaced bu the failure was not corrected. it was then found that waster was entering the vehicle through the windshield and contacting the wiring for the power control. the mechanic removed the water from the tubes of the power control module and added caulk to prevent water intrusion. there was an investigation under nhtsa action number: pe10033 (vehicle speed control power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm)) that could possibly have been related to the failure. the vehicle was repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 97,950. kmj
10/21/201183000
 My wife and i own a 2005 ford windstar. on oct. 21 2011 my wife arrived home from work and i took the van to pick up my son from his school. without warning the vans rpms went up and then the van stalled. i restarted the van but the van acted like it did not want to shift gears and the van stalled again. i was only 1block from home and was lucky to make it home while having to restart the van several times. i called the local ford service center and they said to tow it there and it would cost $100 to hook it up to their computer. i love how it cost me $100 to have ford tell me whats wrong then wants me to pay them to fix it. it only takes 5 minutes to hook up the computer with all the complaints i have seen you would think they should know. i was lucky to have a friend who works at ford and he had to replace the pcm due to water coming into contact with the pcm. we got our van back on thursday nov. 3rd 2011. then on nov. 7th 2011(4 days later) my wife was on a busy interstate ramp getting ready to merge on the highway at about 45mph when the rpm's shot up the van hesitated and lost power she started coasting to the shoulder while traffic was speeding around her. it was also on a curve so traffic could not see her until they were right on top of her. even on the shoulder when she called me she was terrified that someone was going to hit her because the shoulder was very narrow and traffic was within inches of the van. we had the van towed to ford and they are going to take a look at it this monday (nov. 14, 2011) we are due to go out of town friday nov. 18th and we do not know if we will have a van to go on a vacation that has been planned for a year. my wife and i do not even know if we can trust our ford freestar to make the trip so we our going to have the extra expense of renting a car. we are out $750 so far and another $400 to rent a car. we have 83,000 mi.
11/06/201156000
 My wife and daughter were traveling on a highway when without any warning the transmission suffered a complete breakdown. the engine was running fine, but the transmission was not transfering any power to the wheels. stranded in the middle of a busy highway for three hours awaiting a tow, my wife and daughter tried in vain to get the vehicle to move off of the roadway while cars raced around them. the transmission gave no prior indication of impending mechanical problems and was always properly serviced. in my opinion a vehicle with only 56,000 miles showing no indications or warning signs should not have such a catastrophic failure. from my limited research it would appear that this is not one isolated incident of this exact circumstance. it seems likely that a defect in the torque converter caused the splines to shear off resulting in complete and sudden loss of power to the drive wheels which renders the vehicle inoperable. this can be particularly dangerous if it happens while merging, crossing an intersection or being stranded on a busy highway. ford should be made to correct what seems like a very dangerous design flaw before someone has to be seriously injured or worse.
06/15/201197950
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact was driving 50 mph when the vehicle stalled without warning. the contact drove in neutral to a local mechanic who advised that the fuel filter would need replacing. the vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred two weeks later. the vehicle was taken to a repair shop where the power control module was replaced but the failure persisted. the vehicle was towed back for inspection and the contact was advised by the mechanic that the transmission needed replacing. the transmission was replaced bu the failure was not corrected. it was then found that waster was entering the vehicle through the windshield and contacting the wiring for the power control. the mechanic removed the water from the tubes of the power control module and added caulk to prevent water intrusion. there was an investigation under nhtsa action number: pe10033 (vehicle speed control power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm)) that could possibly have been related to the failure. the vehicle was repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 97,950. kmj
11/06/201156000
 My wife and daughter were traveling on a highway when without any warning the transmission suffered a complete breakdown. the engine was running fine, but the transmission was not transfering any power to the wheels. stranded in the middle of a busy highway for three hours awaiting a tow, my wife and daughter tried in vain to get the vehicle to move off of the roadway while cars raced around them. the transmission gave no prior indication of impending mechanical problems and was always properly serviced. in my opinion a vehicle with only 56,000 miles showing no indications or warning signs should not have such a catastrophic failure. from my limited research it would appear that this is not one isolated incident of this exact circumstance. it seems likely that a defect in the torque converter caused the splines to shear off resulting in complete and sudden loss of power to the drive wheels which renders the vehicle inoperable. this can be particularly dangerous if it happens while merging, crossing an intersection or being stranded on a busy highway. ford should be made to correct what seems like a very dangerous design flaw before someone has to be seriously injured or worse.
06/15/201197950
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving at approximately 50 mph the vehicle suddenly stalled. the contact was able to merge onto the shoulder of the road and drive the vehicle in neutral to an independent mechanic. the mechanic stated the fuel filter would have to be replaced. approximately 2 weeks after the replacement of the fuel filter the failure occurred a second time. the vehicle was taken to a repair shop where the power control module was replaced. after the repair was performed the failure continued. the vehicle was towed to a repair repair shop. the mechanic stated the transmission would have to be replaced. the failure continued after the transmission was replaced. the vehicle was towed to the independent mechanic a second time. the independent mechanic stated water intrusion through the windshield was coming in contact with the wiring of the powered control module and causing the vehicle to stall and lose power. the mechanic removed the water from the tubes of the power control module and added caulk to the tubes to prevent water intrusion. there was an investigation under nhtsa action number: pe10033 (vehicle speed control power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm)) that may be related to the failure. the vehicle was repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 97,950. ds
10/31/201163004
 While driving from florida to virginia on monday, october 31, 2011 at dusk we experienced a sudden and unexpected loss of motive power due to failure of my 2005 freestar's torque converter as diagnosed by the mechanics at jim bilton ford. we were traveling 70 mph on i-95 in the left lane when the failure occurred. fortunately, in spite of traffic, we were able to get into the right hand lane and over into the emergency lane. the vehicle had to be towed to the repair shop where the diagnoses was made. we were told the part was on national back order but they were able to get one in on wednesday afternoon. when they installed it that part proved to be defective as well. they have ordered another part and it should be in friday. i am, however, very concerned about the safety of this repair. will there be yet another failure and will we be as lucky next time. in the meantime we are stranded in south carolina each day thinking we will be getting our van back tomorrow.
10/31/201163004
 While driving from florida to virginia on monday, october 31, 2011 at dusk we experienced a sudden and unexpected loss of motive power due to failure of my 2005 freestar's torque converter as diagnosed by the mechanics at jim bilton ford. we were traveling 70 mph on i-95 in the left lane when the failure occurred. fortunately, in spite of traffic, we were able to get into the right hand lane and over into the emergency lane. the vehicle had to be towed to the repair shop where the diagnoses was made. we were told the part was on national back order but they were able to get one in on wednesday afternoon. when they installed it that part proved to be defective as well. they have ordered another part and it should be in friday. i am, however, very concerned about the safety of this repair. will there be yet another failure and will we be as lucky next time. in the meantime we are stranded in south carolina each day thinking we will be getting our van back tomorrow.
10/31/201163004
 While driving from florida to virginia on monday, october 31, 2011 at dusk we experienced a sudden and unexpected loss of motive power due to failure of my 2005 freestar's torque converter as diagnosed by the mechanics at jim bilton ford. we were traveling 70 mph on i-95 in the left lane when the failure occurred. fortunately, in spite of traffic, we were able to get into the right hand lane and over into the emergency lane. the vehicle had to be towed to the repair shop where the diagnoses was made. we were told the part was on national back order but they were able to get one in on wednesday afternoon. when they installed it that part proved to be defective as well. they have ordered another part and it should be in friday. i am, however, very concerned about the safety of this repair. will there be yet another failure and will we be as lucky next time. in the meantime we are stranded in south carolina each day thinking we will be getting our van back tomorrow.
10/02/201159000
 We were in traffic to the browns football game getting ready to exit and the van just lost mobility, it wouldn't move,, i pressed on the gas and the engine reved but the van sat still , i was barely able to get it to the side of the road, the traffic was so bad everyone was trying to get to the game, we were so scared and almost hit several times. we called police for assistance but they never came, i finally found a number to ford road side assitance,, they were good, and they got a good tow company, we sat and waited about an hour for help, but they came and towed it on a flat bed, we had it towed to spitzer ford in cuyahgoa falls, they said it would be 2400.00 to replace the torque converter, they denied any ongoing problems ,, but i had already searched it online and found that there is a massive problem with this torque converters just stopping,, i told spitzer service manager mike, we could not afford 2400.00 he said he could put a used rebuilt transmission in it for 500.00 .. we took it to falls transmission for 915.00 and had the torque replaced, the owner said he is doing approximately 3 a week. they are coming in a lot..since then however, the van is shaking.. so i had to take it to be checked at g & r, they did a diagnositic and found nothing, so it has had to go back to the falls trans 3 times.. it shakes but he is not sure if it's the new torque, or something else. it is also out of align now.. tow bill from cleve 122.00 tow bill from ford 50.00 torque converter 915.90 g & r diagnostic 69.23 total $1,157.13 and it still isn't running properly,, i had no car from october 2nd to october 6th, then i had to borrow a car again for the g&r check,, and 2 times after that when it had to go back to falls trans,, i am taking it back again 10/31/11 and leaving it at night for them to look at all day tues.
10/31/201163004
 While driving from florida to virginia on monday, october 31, 2011 at dusk we experienced a sudden and unexpected loss of motive power due to failure of my 2005 freestar's torque converter as diagnosed by the mechanics at jim bilton ford. we were traveling 70 mph on i-95 in the left lane when the failure occurred. fortunately, in spite of traffic, we were able to get into the right hand lane and over into the emergency lane. the vehicle had to be towed to the repair shop where the diagnoses was made. we were told the part was on national back order but they were able to get one in on wednesday afternoon. when they installed it that part proved to be defective as well. they have ordered another part and it should be in friday. i am, however, very concerned about the safety of this repair. will there be yet another failure and will we be as lucky next time. in the meantime we are stranded in south carolina each day thinking we will be getting our van back tomorrow.
10/02/201159000
 We were in traffic to the browns football game getting ready to exit and the van just lost mobility, it wouldn't move,, i pressed on the gas and the engine reved but the van sat still , i was barely able to get it to the side of the road, the traffic was so bad everyone was trying to get to the game, we were so scared and almost hit several times. we called police for assistance but they never came, i finally found a number to ford road side assitance,, they were good, and they got a good tow company, we sat and waited about an hour for help, but they came and towed it on a flat bed, we had it towed to spitzer ford in cuyahgoa falls, they said it would be 2400.00 to replace the torque converter, they denied any ongoing problems ,, but i had already searched it online and found that there is a massive problem with this torque converters just stopping,, i told spitzer service manager mike, we could not afford 2400.00 he said he could put a used rebuilt transmission in it for 500.00 .. we took it to falls transmission for 915.00 and had the torque replaced, the owner said he is doing approximately 3 a week. they are coming in a lot..since then however, the van is shaking.. so i had to take it to be checked at g & r, they did a diagnositic and found nothing, so it has had to go back to the falls trans 3 times.. it shakes but he is not sure if it's the new torque, or something else. it is also out of align now.. tow bill from cleve 122.00 tow bill from ford 50.00 torque converter 915.90 g & r diagnostic 69.23 total $1,157.13 and it still isn't running properly,, i had no car from october 2nd to october 6th, then i had to borrow a car again for the g&r check,, and 2 times after that when it had to go back to falls trans,, i am taking it back again 10/31/11 and leaving it at night for them to look at all day tues.
10/02/201159000
 We were in traffic to the browns football game getting ready to exit and the van just lost mobility, it wouldn't move,, i pressed on the gas and the engine reved but the van sat still , i was barely able to get it to the side of the road, the traffic was so bad everyone was trying to get to the game, we were so scared and almost hit several times. we called police for assistance but they never came, i finally found a number to ford road side assitance,, they were good, and they got a good tow company, we sat and waited about an hour for help, but they came and towed it on a flat bed, we had it towed to spitzer ford in cuyahgoa falls, they said it would be 2400.00 to replace the torque converter, they denied any ongoing problems ,, but i had already searched it online and found that there is a massive problem with this torque converters just stopping,, i told spitzer service manager mike, we could not afford 2400.00 he said he could put a used rebuilt transmission in it for 500.00 .. we took it to falls transmission for 915.00 and had the torque replaced, the owner said he is doing approximately 3 a week. they are coming in a lot..since then however, the van is shaking.. so i had to take it to be checked at g & r, they did a diagnositic and found nothing, so it has had to go back to the falls trans 3 times.. it shakes but he is not sure if it's the new torque, or something else. it is also out of align now.. tow bill from cleve 122.00 tow bill from ford 50.00 torque converter 915.90 g & r diagnostic 69.23 total $1,157.13 and it still isn't running properly,, i had no car from october 2nd to october 6th, then i had to borrow a car again for the g&r check,, and 2 times after that when it had to go back to falls trans,, i am taking it back again 10/31/11 and leaving it at night for them to look at all day tues.
10/02/201159000
 We were in traffic to the browns football game getting ready to exit and the van just lost mobility, it wouldn't move,, i pressed on the gas and the engine reved but the van sat still , i was barely able to get it to the side of the road, the traffic was so bad everyone was trying to get to the game, we were so scared and almost hit several times. we called police for assistance but they never came, i finally found a number to ford road side assitance,, they were good, and they got a good tow company, we sat and waited about an hour for help, but they came and towed it on a flat bed, we had it towed to spitzer ford in cuyahgoa falls, they said it would be 2400.00 to replace the torque converter, they denied any ongoing problems ,, but i had already searched it online and found that there is a massive problem with this torque converters just stopping,, i told spitzer service manager mike, we could not afford 2400.00 he said he could put a used rebuilt transmission in it for 500.00 .. we took it to falls transmission for 915.00 and had the torque replaced, the owner said he is doing approximately 3 a week. they are coming in a lot..since then however, the van is shaking.. so i had to take it to be checked at g & r, they did a diagnositic and found nothing, so it has had to go back to the falls trans 3 times.. it shakes but he is not sure if it's the new torque, or something else. it is also out of align now.. tow bill from cleve 122.00 tow bill from ford 50.00 torque converter 915.90 g & r diagnostic 69.23 total $1,157.13 and it still isn't running properly,, i had no car from october 2nd to october 6th, then i had to borrow a car again for the g&r check,, and 2 times after that when it had to go back to falls trans,, i am taking it back again 10/31/11 and leaving it at night for them to look at all day tues.
05/12/2011
 I was along the expressway about 55mph ,then all unsudden the van made a jerk and begin to lose power and slowed pressed the gas pedal and it would not pick up speed so i managed to let it roll to the side of the road and stopped cut the motor off ,and then cranked it back up put it into drive would not move then reverse would not move so cut it off and called for a tow truck.
10/02/201159000
 We were in traffic to the browns football game getting ready to exit and the van just lost mobility, it wouldn't move,, i pressed on the gas and the engine reved but the van sat still , i was barely able to get it to the side of the road, the traffic was so bad everyone was trying to get to the game, we were so scared and almost hit several times. we called police for assistance but they never came, i finally found a number to ford road side assitance,, they were good, and they got a good tow company, we sat and waited about an hour for help, but they came and towed it on a flat bed, we had it towed to spitzer ford in cuyahgoa falls, they said it would be 2400.00 to replace the torque converter, they denied any ongoing problems ,, but i had already searched it online and found that there is a massive problem with this torque converters just stopping,, i told spitzer service manager mike, we could not afford 2400.00 he said he could put a used rebuilt transmission in it for 500.00 .. we took it to falls transmission for 915.00 and had the torque replaced, the owner said he is doing approximately 3 a week. they are coming in a lot..since then however, the van is shaking.. so i had to take it to be checked at g & r, they did a diagnositic and found nothing, so it has had to go back to the falls trans 3 times.. it shakes but he is not sure if it's the new torque, or something else. it is also out of align now.. tow bill from cleve 122.00 tow bill from ford 50.00 torque converter 915.90 g & r diagnostic 69.23 total $1,157.13 and it still isn't running properly,, i had no car from october 2nd to october 6th, then i had to borrow a car again for the g&r check,, and 2 times after that when it had to go back to falls trans,, i am taking it back again 10/31/11 and leaving it at night for them to look at all day tues.
05/12/2011
 I was along the expressway about 55mph ,then all unsudden the van made a jerk and begin to lose power and slowed pressed the gas pedal and it would not pick up speed so i managed to let it roll to the side of the road and stopped cut the motor off ,and then cranked it back up put it into drive would not move then reverse would not move so cut it off and called for a tow truck.
10/02/201159000
 We were in traffic to the browns football game getting ready to exit and the van just lost mobility, it wouldn't move,, i pressed on the gas and the engine reved but the van sat still , i was barely able to get it to the side of the road, the traffic was so bad everyone was trying to get to the game, we were so scared and almost hit several times. we called police for assistance but they never came, i finally found a number to ford road side assitance,, they were good, and they got a good tow company, we sat and waited about an hour for help, but they came and towed it on a flat bed, we had it towed to spitzer ford in cuyahgoa falls, they said it would be 2400.00 to replace the torque converter, they denied any ongoing problems ,, but i had already searched it online and found that there is a massive problem with this torque converters just stopping,, i told spitzer service manager mike, we could not afford 2400.00 he said he could put a used rebuilt transmission in it for 500.00 .. we took it to falls transmission for 915.00 and had the torque replaced, the owner said he is doing approximately 3 a week. they are coming in a lot..since then however, the van is shaking.. so i had to take it to be checked at g & r, they did a diagnositic and found nothing, so it has had to go back to the falls trans 3 times.. it shakes but he is not sure if it's the new torque, or something else. it is also out of align now.. tow bill from cleve 122.00 tow bill from ford 50.00 torque converter 915.90 g & r diagnostic 69.23 total $1,157.13 and it still isn't running properly,, i had no car from october 2nd to october 6th, then i had to borrow a car again for the g&r check,, and 2 times after that when it had to go back to falls trans,, i am taking it back again 10/31/11 and leaving it at night for them to look at all day tues.
05/12/2011
 I was along the expressway about 55mph ,then all unsudden the van made a jerk and begin to lose power and slowed pressed the gas pedal and it would not pick up speed so i managed to let it roll to the side of the road and stopped cut the motor off ,and then cranked it back up put it into drive would not move then reverse would not move so cut it off and called for a tow truck.
05/12/2011
 I was along the expressway about 55mph ,then all unsudden the van made a jerk and begin to lose power and slowed pressed the gas pedal and it would not pick up speed so i managed to let it roll to the side of the road and stopped cut the motor off ,and then cranked it back up put it into drive would not move then reverse would not move so cut it off and called for a tow truck.
10/18/201157500
 Driving in parking area at 25 mph when there was a sudden and unexpected loss of motive power due to an internal transmission failure. had to tow van to transmission specialist garage as there were no apparent reasons for the failure. waiting for diagnosis at this time. no previous notice or indications of pending failure were present.
10/18/201157500
 Driving in parking area at 25 mph when there was a sudden and unexpected loss of motive power due to an internal transmission failure. had to tow van to transmission specialist garage as there were no apparent reasons for the failure. waiting for diagnosis at this time. no previous notice or indications of pending failure were present.
11/11/20094000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while the contact was driving approximately 25 mph the vehicle began to jerk and the transmission failed to respond. the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. the repairs performed on the vehicle consisted of the replacement of the torque converter, master air flow system and egr valve at different times. in addition, the belt tensioner was replaced. the failure occurred on three separate occasions. most recently, the contact was advised that the transmission would need to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 40,000.
10/18/201157500
 Driving in parking area at 25 mph when there was a sudden and unexpected loss of motive power due to an internal transmission failure. had to tow van to transmission specialist garage as there were no apparent reasons for the failure. waiting for diagnosis at this time. no previous notice or indications of pending failure were present.
11/11/20094000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while the contact was driving approximately 25 mph the vehicle began to jerk and the transmission failed to respond. the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. the repairs performed on the vehicle consisted of the replacement of the torque converter, master air flow system and egr valve at different times. in addition, the belt tensioner was replaced. the failure occurred on three separate occasions. most recently, the contact was advised that the transmission would need to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 40,000. rvk
10/18/201157500
 Driving in parking area at 25 mph when there was a sudden and unexpected loss of motive power due to an internal transmission failure. had to tow van to transmission specialist garage as there were no apparent reasons for the failure. waiting for diagnosis at this time. no previous notice or indications of pending failure were present.
11/11/20094000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while the contact was driving approximately 25 mph the vehicle began to jerk and the transmission failed to respond. the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. the repairs performed on the vehicle consisted of the replacement of the torque converter, master air flow system and egr valve at different times. in addition, the belt tensioner was replaced. the failure occurred on three separate occasions. most recently, the contact was advised that the transmission would need to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 40,000. rvk
11/11/20094000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while the contact was driving approximately 25 mph the vehicle began jerk and the transmission failed to respond. the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. the repairs performed on the vehicle consisted of the replacement of the torque converter, master air flow system and egr valve at different times. in addition, the belt tensioner was replaced. the failure occurred on three separate occasions. most recently the contact was advised the transmision would need to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 40,000. js
09/17/2011120000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving approximately 40 mph the vehicle began to hesitate and exhibit a severe jerking motion. the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer who stated the pcm needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired and within two days while driving in the rain the identical failure recurred; as a result water leaked into the pcm. the contact planned to take the vehicle back to the dealer to be repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 120,000. rvk
11/11/20094000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while the contact was driving approximately 25 mph the vehicle began jerk and the transmission failed to respond. the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. the repairs performed on the vehicle consisted of the replacement of the torque converter, master air flow system and egr valve at different times. in addition, the belt tensioner was replaced. the failure occurred on three separate occasions. most recently the contact was advised the transmision would need to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 40,000. js
09/17/2011120000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving approximately 40 mph the vehicle began to hesitate and exhibit a severe jerking motion. the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer who stated the pcm needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired and within two days while driving in the rain the identical failure recurred; as a result water leaked into the pcm. the contact planned to take the vehicle back to the dealer to be repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 120,000. rvk
09/17/2011120000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving approximately 40 mph the vehicle began to hesitate in a severe jerking motion. the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer who stated the pcm would need to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired and two days after the repair while driving in the rain the identical failure recurred as a result to water leaking into the pcm. the contact planned to take the vehicle back to the dealer for repair. the manufacturer was made aware of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 120,000. js
10/10/2011113000
 Driving at 65 mph and auto starts coasting. engine will rev, transmission has dis-engaged and will not re-engage. this is apparently a very common failure with this model. transmission is out, no warning or noise; just gone. so many reported transmission failures, one has to wonder why there has been no recalls issued.
06/02/2010100000
 Upon a stop or when attempting to reverse, the car lunges for no apparent reason. i view this as dangerous, as this has occurred several times, either when in a parking lot with pedestrians behind me entering store or when i am at a stop light and pedestrians are in a crosswalk. after researching this issue, i see that this is a problem that other people are having as well, concerning a throttle body component on the ford freestyle from years 2005 and up. i feel that this should be seriously investigated before someone is seriously injured or killed through no fault of the car owner, but in fact, the vehicle and the maker of the vehicle.
09/17/2011120000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving approximately 40 mph the vehicle began to hesitate in a severe jerking motion. the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer who stated the pcm would need to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired and two days after the repair while driving in the rain the identical failure recurred as a result to water leaking into the pcm. the contact planned to take the vehicle back to the dealer for repair. the manufacturer was made aware of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 120,000. js
10/10/2011113000
 Driving at 65 mph and auto starts coasting. engine will rev, transmission has dis-engaged and will not re-engage. this is apparently a very common failure with this model. transmission is out, no warning or noise; just gone. so many reported transmission failures, one has to wonder why there has been no recalls issued.
06/02/2010100000
 Upon a stop or when attempting to reverse, the car lunges for no apparent reason. i view this as dangerous, as this has occurred several times, either when in a parking lot with pedestrians behind me entering store or when i am at a stop light and pedestrians are in a crosswalk. after researching this issue, i see that this is a problem that other people are having as well, concerning a throttle body component on the ford freestyle from years 2005 and up. i feel that this should be seriously investigated before someone is seriously injured or killed through no fault of the car owner, but in fact, the vehicle and the maker of the vehicle.
10/10/2011113000
 Driving at 65 mph and auto starts coasting. engine will rev, transmission has dis-engaged and will not re-engage. this is apparently a very common failure with this model. transmission is out, no warning or noise; just gone. so many reported transmission failures, one has to wonder why there has been no recalls issued.
06/02/2010100000
 Upon a stop or when attempting to reverse, the car lunges for no apparent reason. i view this as dangerous, as this has occurred several times, either when in a parking lot with pedestrians behind me entering store or when i am at a stop light and pedestrians are in a crosswalk. after researching this issue, i see that this is a problem that other people are having as well, concerning a throttle body component on the ford freestyle from years 2005 and up. i feel that this should be seriously investigated before someone is seriously injured or killed through no fault of the car owner, but in fact, the vehicle and the maker of the vehicle.
10/10/2011113000
 Driving at 65 mph and auto starts coasting. engine will rev, transmission has dis-engaged and will not re-engage. this is apparently a very common failure with this model. transmission is out, no warning or noise; just gone. so many reported transmission failures, one has to wonder why there has been no recalls issued.
06/02/2010100000
 Upon a stop or when attempting to reverse, the car lunges for no apparent reason. i view this as dangerous, as this has occurred several times, either when in a parking lot with pedestrians behind me entering store or when i am at a stop light and pedestrians are in a crosswalk. after researching this issue, i see that this is a problem that other people are having as well, concerning a throttle body component on the ford freestyle from years 2005 and up. i feel that this should be seriously investigated before someone is seriously injured or killed through no fault of the car owner, but in fact, the vehicle and the maker of the vehicle.
09/24/201185625
 Driving my freestar and it suddenly lost power. engine still running, will not go in forward or reverse. only nuetral or park. this happened in a rural 2-lane road in kentucky. no way to get on the shoulder of the road. after getting it towed to a dealer after they had closed for the weekend. had to get a rental car. to get back home to michigan. monday the dealer called the torque converter had stripped it's splines cost 1379.85 for the torque converter, two seals, fluid, a screen and a trans insulator with labor. rental car from enterprise 420.76 towing 95.00 gas for the extra trip to kentucky and back $70.00 not only were we lucky we did not cause an accident by this failure. but we were able to get a tow truck within an hour. the vehicle had 85,625 miles on it. not covered under warranty even though i had purchased and extended warranty. it only went to 72,000 miles.
10/03/2011105000
 The minivan has been described by the dealership with transmission failure. the proposed remedy is to completely replace the transmission. we were returning home after driving approximately 1/2 hour at freeway speeds. after exiting the freeway we proceeded to an intersection and stopped at a red traffic signal. when the light turned green and the brake was released and gas pedal pressed, the engine accelerated but the car did not move. we tried all the gears and the car would not move although the engine appeared to be running normally. we feel fortunate that this failure happened at a stop and not at freeway speeds and that the vehicles behind us at the traffic signal did not plow into our rear end. prior to this incident occurring we had intermittent occasions with the check engine light coming on, and then going off. we often were always able to clear the problem by tightening the gas cap while the car was running, which is a common cause for the light to turn on. the vehicle was purchased used from a ford dealer about 17 months prior to the incident. during that time we noticed occasions of bursts of acceleration when driving at highway speeds. i spoke with the dealer who assured us this was normal. since the incident, i have come to find out there are thousands of posts on the internet regarding identical problems on the 2005 ford freestar, yet no action has been taken. while we came out of this incident safely, i can see how it would cause tragic accidents to occur. in the end, we have an estimate of $4000 for the repair (1/3 of the price we paid for the vehicle after driving the car less than 6000 miles and having it serviced meticulously in the interim). our household is struggling financially, and we do not have resources for this kind of repair. while we are happy to be uninjured, the economic impact of the flawed transmission is devastating.
10/10/2011113000
 Driving at 65 mph and auto starts coasting. engine will rev, transmission has dis-engaged and will not re-engage. this is apparently a very common failure with this model. transmission is out, no warning or noise; just gone. so many reported transmission failures, one has to wonder why there has been no recalls issued.
06/02/2010100000
 Upon a stop or when attempting to reverse, the car lunges for no apparent reason. i view this as dangerous, as this has occurred several times, either when in a parking lot with pedestrians behind me entering store or when i am at a stop light and pedestrians are in a crosswalk. after researching this issue, i see that this is a problem that other people are having as well, concerning a throttle body component on the ford freestyle from years 2005 and up. i feel that this should be seriously investigated before someone is seriously injured or killed through no fault of the car owner, but in fact, the vehicle and the maker of the vehicle.
09/24/201185625
 Driving my freestar and it suddenly lost power. engine still running, will not go in forward or reverse. only nuetral or park. this happened in a rural 2-lane road in kentucky. no way to get on the shoulder of the road. after getting it towed to a dealer after they had closed for the weekend. had to get a rental car. to get back home to michigan. monday the dealer called the torque converter had stripped it's splines cost 1379.85 for the torque converter, two seals, fluid, a screen and a trans insulator with labor. rental car from enterprise 420.76 towing 95.00 gas for the extra trip to kentucky and back $70.00 not only were we lucky we did not cause an accident by this failure. but we were able to get a tow truck within an hour. the vehicle had 85,625 miles on it. not covered under warranty even though i had purchased and extended warranty. it only went to 72,000 miles.
10/03/2011105000
 The minivan has been described by the dealership with transmission failure. the proposed remedy is to completely replace the transmission. we were returning home after driving approximately 1/2 hour at freeway speeds. after exiting the freeway we proceeded to an intersection and stopped at a red traffic signal. when the light turned green and the brake was released and gas pedal pressed, the engine accelerated but the car did not move. we tried all the gears and the car would not move although the engine appeared to be running normally. we feel fortunate that this failure happened at a stop and not at freeway speeds and that the vehicles behind us at the traffic signal did not plow into our rear end. prior to this incident occurring we had intermittent occasions with the check engine light coming on, and then going off. we often were always able to clear the problem by tightening the gas cap while the car was running, which is a common cause for the light to turn on. the vehicle was purchased used from a ford dealer about 17 months prior to the incident. during that time we noticed occasions of bursts of acceleration when driving at highway speeds. i spoke with the dealer who assured us this was normal. since the incident, i have come to find out there are thousands of posts on the internet regarding identical problems on the 2005 ford freestar, yet no action has been taken. while we came out of this incident safely, i can see how it would cause tragic accidents to occur. in the end, we have an estimate of $4000 for the repair (1/3 of the price we paid for the vehicle after driving the car less than 6000 miles and having it serviced meticulously in the interim). our household is struggling financially, and we do not have resources for this kind of repair. while we are happy to be uninjured, the economic impact of the flawed transmission is devastating.
09/30/201167319
 My wife was driving (35 mph) our 3 kids to the doctor's office and the freestar suddenly had the engine rev and lose all power to the drive train. she was very lucky to coast to the shoulder with the road being narrow, winding and relatively busy. this could have been a disaster if she had still been on the nearby 3 lane highway at rush hour. towed to herb chamber ford dealer and showed them the nhtsa action number for this investigation, they acted as if the printout was invisible. charged me $209 to diagnose problem without even pulling the pan off, two options were to put in a rebuilt transmission for $3400, or rebuild for ~$2800. went to an independent transmission specialist, confirmed that it was the torque converter and fixed for $2000. very disturbed that such a major malfunction could happen at 67,319 miles, this could have caused a potentially fatal accident had it happened on one of our local highways.
04/06/201056000
 Was driving vehicle on highway spedometer started to move rapidly in highway traffic, car stopped abruptly almost have a mac truck slamm into the rear, transmission wouldn't go into drive or reverse. had transmission redone at authorized transmission, 1,800 dollars notified ford corporate they blew me off stated my warranty expired . october 2011 same issue happened again just paid van off bought brand new in july of 2005 this car cost me enough for 6 years and no recall please help ford could have cost me and my family our lives is it worth dyeing over a mistake. jesus.....
09/24/201185625
 Driving my freestar and it suddenly lost power. engine still running, will not go in forward or reverse. only nuetral or park. this happened in a rural 2-lane road in kentucky. no way to get on the shoulder of the road. after getting it towed to a dealer after they had closed for the weekend. had to get a rental car. to get back home to michigan. monday the dealer called the torque converter had stripped it's splines cost 1379.85 for the torque converter, two seals, fluid, a screen and a trans insulator with labor. rental car from enterprise 420.76 towing 95.00 gas for the extra trip to kentucky and back $70.00 not only were we lucky we did not cause an accident by this failure. but we were able to get a tow truck within an hour. the vehicle had 85,625 miles on it. not covered under warranty even though i had purchased and extended warranty. it only went to 72,000 miles.
10/03/2011105000
 The minivan has been described by the dealership with transmission failure. the proposed remedy is to completely replace the transmission. we were returning home after driving approximately 1/2 hour at freeway speeds. after exiting the freeway we proceeded to an intersection and stopped at a red traffic signal. when the light turned green and the brake was released and gas pedal pressed, the engine accelerated but the car did not move. we tried all the gears and the car would not move although the engine appeared to be running normally. we feel fortunate that this failure happened at a stop and not at freeway speeds and that the vehicles behind us at the traffic signal did not plow into our rear end. prior to this incident occurring we had intermittent occasions with the check engine light coming on, and then going off. we often were always able to clear the problem by tightening the gas cap while the car was running, which is a common cause for the light to turn on. the vehicle was purchased used from a ford dealer about 17 months prior to the incident. during that time we noticed occasions of bursts of acceleration when driving at highway speeds. i spoke with the dealer who assured us this was normal. since the incident, i have come to find out there are thousands of posts on the internet regarding identical problems on the 2005 ford freestar, yet no action has been taken. while we came out of this incident safely, i can see how it would cause tragic accidents to occur. in the end, we have an estimate of $4000 for the repair (1/3 of the price we paid for the vehicle after driving the car less than 6000 miles and having it serviced meticulously in the interim). our household is struggling financially, and we do not have resources for this kind of repair. while we are happy to be uninjured, the economic impact of the flawed transmission is devastating.
09/30/201167319
 My wife was driving (35 mph) our 3 kids to the doctor's office and the freestar suddenly had the engine rev and lose all power to the drive train. she was very lucky to coast to the shoulder with the road being narrow, winding and relatively busy. this could have been a disaster if she had still been on the nearby 3 lane highway at rush hour. towed to herb chamber ford dealer and showed them the nhtsa action number for this investigation, they acted as if the printout was invisible. charged me $209 to diagnose problem without even pulling the pan off, two options were to put in a rebuilt transmission for $3400, or rebuild for ~$2800. went to an independent transmission specialist, confirmed that it was the torque converter and fixed for $2000. very disturbed that such a major malfunction could happen at 67,319 miles, this could have caused a potentially fatal accident had it happened on one of our local highways.
04/06/201056000
 Was driving vehicle on highway spedometer started to move rapidly in highway traffic, car stopped abruptly almost have a mac truck slamm into the rear, transmission wouldn't go into drive or reverse. had transmission redone at authorized transmission, 1,800 dollars notified ford corporate they blew me off stated my warranty expired . october 2011 same issue happened again just paid van off bought brand new in july of 2005 this car cost me enough for 6 years and no recall please help ford could have cost me and my family our lives is it worth dyeing over a mistake. jesus.....
09/30/201167319
 My wife was driving (35 mph) our 3 kids to the doctor's office and the freestar suddenly had the engine rev and lose all power to the drive train. she was very lucky to coast to the shoulder with the road being narrow, winding and relatively busy. this could have been a disaster if she had still been on the nearby 3 lane highway at rush hour. towed to herb chamber ford dealer and showed them the nhtsa action number for this investigation, they acted as if the printout was invisible. charged me $209 to diagnose problem without even pulling the pan off, two options were to put in a rebuilt transmission for $3400, or rebuild for ~$2800. went to an independent transmission specialist, confirmed that it was the torque converter and fixed for $2000. very disturbed that such a major malfunction could happen at 67,319 miles, this could have caused a potentially fatal accident had it happened on one of our local highways.
04/06/201056000
 Was driving vehicle on highway spedometer started to move rapidly in highway traffic, car stopped abruptly almost have a mac truck slamm into the rear, transmission wouldn't go into drive or reverse. had transmission redone at authorized transmission, 1,800 dollars notified ford corporate they blew me off stated my warranty expired . october 2011 same issue happened again just paid van off bought brand new in july of 2005 this car cost me enough for 6 years and no recall please help ford could have cost me and my family our lives is it worth dyeing over a mistake. jesus.....
04/06/201056000
 Was driving vehicle on highway spedometer started to move rapidly in highway traffic, car stopped abruptly almost have a mac truck slamm into the rear, transmission wouldn't go into drive or reverse. had transmission redone at authorized transmission, 1,800 dollars notified ford corporate they blew me off stated my warranty expired . october 2011 same issue happened again just paid van off bought brand new in july of 2005 this car cost me enough for 6 years and no recall please help ford could have cost me and my family our lives is it worth dyeing over a mistake. jesus.....
09/25/201158000
 The van would not shift into gears. it had to be towed to ford dealership service center. they said transmission is burnt (they couldn't figure out what caused it) and need to replace the entire transmission which would cost $3300. the van has been serviced regularly at local ford dealership oil changes, check ups etc.. and it has less than 60k miles. and now they are telling me i have to replace the entire transmission suddenly? i researched this issue online and there are countless people filing complaints and claims and law suits with this transmission issue. i can't believe ford makes transmission that doesn't even last 60k miles and they want customers to pay for the replacement? there should have been a recall or some kind of warranty cover for this. it's a nonsense! never buying ford ever again.
09/25/201158000
 The van would not shift into gears. it had to be towed to ford dealership service center. they said transmission is burnt (they couldn't figure out what caused it) and need to replace the entire transmission which would cost $3300. the van has been serviced regularly at local ford dealership oil changes, check ups etc.. and it has less than 60k miles. and now they are telling me i have to replace the entire transmission suddenly? i researched this issue online and there are countless people filing complaints and claims and law suits with this transmission issue. i can't believe ford makes transmission that doesn't even last 60k miles and they want customers to pay for the replacement? there should have been a recall or some kind of warranty cover for this. it's a nonsense! never buying ford ever again.
09/23/201157120
 I was driving home from work at 11:00pm and turned the corner. lost power , the rpm's went up and the van went nowhere. no warning it just went out. had to have it towed the next morning to a dealer, said my transmission needed to be replaced costing $3500 . said nothing about problems with the freestar torque converter . read all the pages on complaints about the van, and had it towed to a transmission specialist. now waiting for parts on backorder.
09/25/201158000
 The van would not shift into gears. it had to be towed to ford dealership service center. they said transmission is burnt (they couldn't figure out what caused it) and need to replace the entire transmission which would cost $3300. the van has been serviced regularly at local ford dealership oil changes, check ups etc.. and it has less than 60k miles. and now they are telling me i have to replace the entire transmission suddenly? i researched this issue online and there are countless people filing complaints and claims and law suits with this transmission issue. i can't believe ford makes transmission that doesn't even last 60k miles and they want customers to pay for the replacement? there should have been a recall or some kind of warranty cover for this. it's a nonsense! never buying ford ever again.
09/23/201157120
 I was driving home from work at 11:00pm and turned the corner. lost power , the rpm's went up and the van went nowhere. no warning it just went out. had to have it towed the next morning to a dealer, said my transmission needed to be replaced costing $3500 . said nothing about problems with the freestar torque converter . read all the pages on complaints about the van, and had it towed to a transmission specialist. now waiting for parts on backorder.
09/25/201158000
 The van would not shift into gears. it had to be towed to ford dealership service center. they said transmission is burnt (they couldn't figure out what caused it) and need to replace the entire transmission which would cost $3300. the van has been serviced regularly at local ford dealership oil changes, check ups etc.. and it has less than 60k miles. and now they are telling me i have to replace the entire transmission suddenly? i researched this issue online and there are countless people filing complaints and claims and law suits with this transmission issue. i can't believe ford makes transmission that doesn't even last 60k miles and they want customers to pay for the replacement? there should have been a recall or some kind of warranty cover for this. it's a nonsense! never buying ford ever again.
09/23/201157120
 I was driving home from work at 11:00pm and turned the corner. lost power , the rpm's went up and the van went nowhere. no warning it just went out. had to have it towed the next morning to a dealer, said my transmission needed to be replaced costing $3500 . said nothing about problems with the freestar torque converter . read all the pages on complaints about the van, and had it towed to a transmission specialist. now waiting for parts on backorder.
09/23/201157120
 I was driving home from work at 11:00pm and turned the corner. lost power , the rpm's went up and the van went nowhere. no warning it just went out. had to have it towed the next morning to a dealer, said my transmission needed to be replaced costing $3500 . said nothing about problems with the freestar torque converter . read all the pages on complaints about the van, and had it towed to a transmission specialist. now waiting for parts on backorder.
07/01/200875000
 Numerous problems with this vehicle. transmission went out, replaced it and still having orginal problem. after exiting highway and coming to complete stop, transmission will whine out in 1st gear, will not shift unless you stop accelerating. alarm system went off and would not stop, lights would not shut off unless you disconnect the battery. consistent problems with drivers side ventilation system (heat blowing cold, air blowing hot). airbag warning light on. pass warrenty, to tired to keep puting money into this vehicle.
09/01/2011140000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact was driving 70 mph when the transmission failed. the vehicle was merged to the side of the shoulder and was towed to her home. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the vin was unavailable. the failure mileage was 140,000.
09/15/2011
 Moisture damage to powertrain control module (computer system). vehicle would not idle, transmission would not shift, and irradic electronics resulting in multiple warning lights to go on and off. fortunately, i was in a parking lot, however, this could have resulted in catastrophic failure if i was driving on an interstate. repair shop stated that they have seen this same problem. i have to have a new computer installed and the vehicle is only 6 years old.
07/01/200875000
 Numerous problems with this vehicle. transmission went out, replaced it and still having orginal problem. after exiting highway and coming to complete stop, transmission will whine out in 1st gear, will not shift unless you stop accelerating. alarm system went off and would not stop, lights would not shut off unless you disconnect the battery. consistent problems with drivers side ventilation system (heat blowing cold, air blowing hot). airbag warning light on. pass warrenty, to tired to keep puting money into this vehicle.
09/01/2011140000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact was driving 70 mph when the transmission failed. the vehicle was merged to the side of the shoulder and was towed to her home. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the vin was unavailable. the failure mileage was 140,000.
07/01/200875000
 Numerous problems with this vehicle. transmission went out, replaced it and still having orginal problem. after exiting highway and coming to complete stop, transmission will whine out in 1st gear, will not shift unless you stop accelerating. alarm system went off and would not stop, lights would not shut off unless you disconnect the battery. consistent problems with drivers side ventilation system (heat blowing cold, air blowing hot). airbag warning light on. pass warrenty, to tired to keep puting money into this vehicle.
09/01/2011140000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact was driving 70 mph when the transmission failed. the vehicle was merged to the side of the shoulder and was towed to her home. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the vin was unavailable. the failure mileage was 140,000. kmj
09/15/2011
 Moisture damage to powertrain control module (computer system). vehicle would not idle, transmission would not shift, and irradic electronics resulting in multiple warning lights to go on and off. fortunately, i was in a parking lot, however, this could have resulted in catastrophic failure if i was driving on an interstate. repair shop stated that they have seen this same problem. i have to have a new computer installed and the vehicle is only 6 years old.
07/01/200875000
 Numerous problems with this vehicle. transmission went out, replaced it and still having orginal problem. after exiting highway and coming to complete stop, transmission will whine out in 1st gear, will not shift unless you stop accelerating. alarm system went off and would not stop, lights would not shut off unless you disconnect the battery. consistent problems with drivers side ventilation system (heat blowing cold, air blowing hot). airbag warning light on. pass warrenty, to tired to keep puting money into this vehicle.
09/01/2011140000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact was driving 70 mph when the transmission failed. the vehicle was merged to the side of the shoulder and was towed to her home. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the vin was unavailable. the failure mileage was 140,000. kmj
09/15/2011
 Moisture damage to powertrain control module (computer system). vehicle would not idle, transmission would not shift, and irradic electronics resulting in multiple warning lights to go on and off. fortunately, i was in a parking lot, however, this could have resulted in catastrophic failure if i was driving on an interstate. repair shop stated that they have seen this same problem. i have to have a new computer installed and the vehicle is only 6 years old.
07/01/200875000
 Numerous problems with this vehicle. transmission went out, replaced it and still having orginal problem. after exiting highway and coming to complete stop, transmission will whine out in 1st gear, will not shift unless you stop accelerating. alarm system went off and would not stop, lights would not shut off unless you disconnect the battery. consistent problems with drivers side ventilation system (heat blowing cold, air blowing hot). airbag warning light on. pass warrenty, to tired to keep puting money into this vehicle.
09/01/2011140000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact was driving 70 mph when the transmission failed. the vehicle had to merged to the side of the shoulder and was towed to her home. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was not notified. the vin was unknown. the failure mileage was 140,000. mw
09/15/2011
 Moisture damage to powertrain control module (computer system). vehicle would not idle, transmission would not shift, and irradic electronics resulting in multiple warning lights to go on and off. fortunately, i was in a parking lot, however, this could have resulted in catastrophic failure if i was driving on an interstate. repair shop stated that they have seen this same problem. i have to have a new computer installed and the vehicle is only 6 years old.
09/15/201170000
 My wife was driving down a main highway, when her ford freestar lost all power from the transmission. she coasted to the side of the roadway. she tried to put the vehicle in any gear and all that would move was the rpm gauge. her and my son were left stranded on the side of the roadway. the vehicle had to be towed to a mechanic shop, who told us that the the vehicle would have to have a new transmission and that it would cost us about $3000. this vehicle has been well taken care of since we bought it new. the vehicle only has 70,000 miles on it and should not be having the transmission replaced. it appears from everything i have learned that this a common problem with this year model. my question is, why hasn't a recall been issued on this problem? not only am i out a tow bill and the cost of a transmission, my family was left stranded on the side of the roadway. this should not have happened.
09/15/2011
 Moisture damage to powertrain control module (computer system). vehicle would not idle, transmission would not shift, and irradic electronics resulting in multiple warning lights to go on and off. fortunately, i was in a parking lot, however, this could have resulted in catastrophic failure if i was driving on an interstate. repair shop stated that they have seen this same problem. i have to have a new computer installed and the vehicle is only 6 years old.
09/15/201170000
 My wife was driving down a main highway, when her ford freestar lost all power from the transmission. she coasted to the side of the roadway. she tried to put the vehicle in any gear and all that would move was the rpm gauge. her and my son were left stranded on the side of the roadway. the vehicle had to be towed to a mechanic shop, who told us that the the vehicle would have to have a new transmission and that it would cost us about $3000. this vehicle has been well taken care of since we bought it new. the vehicle only has 70,000 miles on it and should not be having the transmission replaced. it appears from everything i have learned that this a common problem with this year model. my question is, why hasn't a recall been issued on this problem? not only am i out a tow bill and the cost of a transmission, my family was left stranded on the side of the roadway. this should not have happened.
09/15/201170000
 My wife was driving down a main highway, when her ford freestar lost all power from the transmission. she coasted to the side of the roadway. she tried to put the vehicle in any gear and all that would move was the rpm gauge. her and my son were left stranded on the side of the roadway. the vehicle had to be towed to a mechanic shop, who told us that the the vehicle would have to have a new transmission and that it would cost us about $3000. this vehicle has been well taken care of since we bought it new. the vehicle only has 70,000 miles on it and should not be having the transmission replaced. it appears from everything i have learned that this a common problem with this year model. my question is, why hasn't a recall been issued on this problem? not only am i out a tow bill and the cost of a transmission, my family was left stranded on the side of the roadway. this should not have happened.
09/15/201170000
 My wife was driving down a main highway, when her ford freestar lost all power from the transmission. she coasted to the side of the roadway. she tried to put the vehicle in any gear and all that would move was the rpm gauge. her and my son were left stranded on the side of the roadway. the vehicle had to be towed to a mechanic shop, who told us that the the vehicle would have to have a new transmission and that it would cost us about $3000. this vehicle has been well taken care of since we bought it new. the vehicle only has 70,000 miles on it and should not be having the transmission replaced. it appears from everything i have learned that this a common problem with this year model. my question is, why hasn't a recall been issued on this problem? not only am i out a tow bill and the cost of a transmission, my family was left stranded on the side of the roadway. this should not have happened.
06/22/200632432
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving 55 mph, the contact stated the vehicle stalled on the highway. the dealer diagnosed that the torque converter failed. the vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. the manufacturer was notified, but denied any assistance with repairs to the vehicle. the failure mileage was 32,432 and the current mileage was 114,000.
06/22/200632432
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving 55 mph, the contact stated the vehicle stalled on the highway. the dealer diagnosed that the torque converter failed. the vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. the manufacturer was notified, but denied any assistance with repairs to the vehicle. the failure mileage was 32,432 and the current mileage was 114,000.
09/06/2011120000
 I was driving down the road and my transmission went out. i know that there are thousands of people who have had this problem and some of them after already having it replaced before. ford should be forced to issue a recall!!!
12/10/201043000
 Bought this van used at 43,000 miles in 2010,,,concerned because transmission had been rebuilt...bought extended warranty for 12 month/12,000 miles...had trou ble in dec. 2010 took to dealer...they replaced sensor....warranty went out in feb. 2011....had to rebuild transmission in 7/2011 3rd transmission ...$1300 my expense....today the check transaxle light came on again!!! ....called the ford company....so_o_o_o sorry!!! can't do anything for you....53,000 miles
06/22/200632432
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving 55 mph, the contact stated the vehicle stalled on the highway. the dealer diagnosed that the torque converter failed. the vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. the manufacturer was notified, but denied any assistance with repairs to the vehicle. the failure mileage was 32,432 and the current mileage was 114,000. rvk
09/06/2011120000
 I was driving down the road and my transmission went out. i know that there are thousands of people who have had this problem and some of them after already having it replaced before. ford should be forced to issue a recall!!!
12/10/201043000
 Bought this van used at 43,000 miles in 2010,,,concerned because transmission had been rebuilt...bought extended warranty for 12 month/12,000 miles...had trou ble in dec. 2010 took to dealer...they replaced sensor....warranty went out in feb. 2011....had to rebuild transmission in 7/2011 3rd transmission ...$1300 my expense....today the check transaxle light came on again!!! ....called the ford company....so_o_o_o sorry!!! can't do anything for you....53,000 miles
09/03/201166000
 Vehicle suddendly lost foward motion on a busy street with no shoulder. coasted to stop with engine running. put on flashers, but vehicles had to swerve to go around the van. vehicle would not move in drive or reverse.
06/22/200632432
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford free star. while driving 55 mph, the contact that the vehicle stalled on the highway. the dealer diagnosed that the torque converter failed. the vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. the manufacturer was notified, but denied any assistance with repairs to the vehicle. the failure mileage was 32,432 and current mileage was 114,000. nw
09/06/2011120000
 I was driving down the road and my transmission went out. i know that there are thousands of people who have had this problem and some of them after already having it replaced before. ford should be forced to issue a recall!!!
12/10/201043000
 Bought this van used at 43,000 miles in 2010,,,concerned because transmission had been rebuilt...bought extended warranty for 12 month/12,000 miles...had trou ble in dec. 2010 took to dealer...they replaced sensor....warranty went out in feb. 2011....had to rebuild transmission in 7/2011 3rd transmission ...$1300 my expense....today the check transaxle light came on again!!! ....called the ford company....so_o_o_o sorry!!! can't do anything for you....53,000 miles
09/03/201166000
 Vehicle suddendly lost foward motion on a busy street with no shoulder. coasted to stop with engine running. put on flashers, but vehicles had to swerve to go around the van. vehicle would not move in drive or reverse.
09/06/2011120000
 I was driving down the road and my transmission went out. i know that there are thousands of people who have had this problem and some of them after already having it replaced before. ford should be forced to issue a recall!!!
09/03/201166000
 Vehicle suddendly lost foward motion on a busy street with no shoulder. coasted to stop with engine running. put on flashers, but vehicles had to swerve to go around the van. vehicle would not move in drive or reverse.
08/06/201193000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated while driving at 20mph the vehicle stalled without warning. the vehicle was towed to the dealer performed a diagnosed that located the failure at the transmission and advised the transmission would need to be replaced. the manufacturer took a report 0429731950 and they advised that they are going to contact the dealership. the vehicle has not been repaired the failure and the current miles was 93,000. li
08/06/201193000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated while driving at 20mph the vehicle stalled without warning. the vehicle was towed to the dealer performed a diagnosed that located the failure at the transmission and advised the transmission would need to be replaced. the manufacturer took a report 0429731950 and they advised that they are going to contact the dealership. the vehicle has not been repaired the failure and the current miles was 93,000. li
08/06/201193000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated while driving at 20mph the vehicle stalled without warning. the vehicle was towed to the dealer performed a diagnosed that located the failure at the transmission and advised the transmission would need to be replaced. the manufacturer took a report 0429731950 and they advised that they are going to contact the dealership. the vehicle has not been repaired the failure and the current miles was 93,000. li
08/06/201193000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated while driving at 20mph the vehicle stalled without warning. the vehicle was towed to the dealer performed a diagnosed that located the failure at the transmission and advised the transmission would need to be replaced. the manufacturer took a report 0429731950 and they advised that they are going to contact the dealership. the vehicle has not been repaired the failure and the current miles was 93,000. li
10/14/201072000
 Transmission failed while driving. car had to be stopped in the middle of the road and towed to the dealer who advised new transmission needed. past problems with this vehicle include computer chip replaced after getting it home from dealer brand new. also both power steering hoses failed.
10/14/201072000
 Transmission failed while driving. car had to be stopped in the middle of the road and towed to the dealer who advised new transmission needed. past problems with this vehicle include computer chip replaced after getting it home from dealer brand new. also both power steering hoses failed.
10/14/201072000
 Transmission failed while driving. car had to be stopped in the middle of the road and towed to the dealer who advised new transmission needed. past problems with this vehicle include computer chip replaced after getting it home from dealer brand new. also both power steering hoses failed.
10/14/201072000
 Transmission failed while driving. car had to be stopped in the middle of the road and towed to the dealer who advised new transmission needed. past problems with this vehicle include computer chip replaced after getting it home from dealer brand new. also both power steering hoses failed.
10/14/201072000
 Transmission failed while driving. car had to be stopped in the middle of the road and towed to the dealer who advised new transmission needed. past problems with this vehicle include computer chip replaced after getting it home from dealer brand new. also both power steering hoses failed.
07/11/2010121000
 My van shuddered today on the middle of the highway with my two boys in tow- had to cross over to get to the side of the road for safety. have already replaced transmission, have a faulty erg valve, the ac compressor is going out and we had to replace the cam sensor. now have a powertrain alarm- have to go back to the mechanic to see what exactly it is... already sank over $3500 just on fixing it's many issues. why has this not been recalled??? is ford waiting for folks to die like toyota did before they admit and correct the errors?
07/11/2010121000
 My van shuddered today on the middle of the highway with my two boys in tow- had to cross over to get to the side of the road for safety. have already replaced transmission, have a faulty erg valve, the ac compressor is going out and we had to replace the cam sensor. now have a powertrain alarm- have to go back to the mechanic to see what exactly it is... already sank over $3500 just on fixing it's many issues. why has this not been recalled??? is ford waiting for folks to die like toyota did before they admit and correct the errors?
07/11/2010121000
 My van shuddered today on the middle of the highway with my two boys in tow- had to cross over to get to the side of the road for safety. have already replaced transmission, have a faulty erg valve, the ac compressor is going out and we had to replace the cam sensor. now have a powertrain alarm- have to go back to the mechanic to see what exactly it is... already sank over $3500 just on fixing it's many issues. why has this not been recalled??? is ford waiting for folks to die like toyota did before they admit and correct the errors?
07/11/2010121000
 My van shuddered today on the middle of the highway with my two boys in tow- had to cross over to get to the side of the road for safety. have already replaced transmission, have a faulty erg valve, the ac compressor is going out and we had to replace the cam sensor. now have a powertrain alarm- have to go back to the mechanic to see what exactly it is... already sank over $3500 just on fixing it's many issues. why has this not been recalled??? is ford waiting for folks to die like toyota did before they admit and correct the errors?
07/11/2010121000
 My van shuddered today on the middle of the highway with my two boys in tow- had to cross over to get to the side of the road for safety. have already replaced transmission, have a faulty erg valve, the ac compressor is going out and we had to replace the cam sensor. now have a powertrain alarm- have to go back to the mechanic to see what exactly it is... already sank over $3500 just on fixing it's many issues. why has this not been recalled??? is ford waiting for folks to die like toyota did before they admit and correct the errors?
06/16/201162383
 On interstate going 70mph with cruise control on when instantly engine started racing then immediately stopped. the engine was still on but the van would not move. we had to push it out of the highway. the engine would start, but it would not engage into any gear. it went from cruising at 70mph to a dead stop, without any warning, within seconds. we had five children in a van with us.....we could have all been killed. we have since found out that many similar complaints have been made on this type of vehicle, however, ford has not warned anyone.
06/16/201162383
 On interstate going 70mph with cruise control on when instantly engine started racing then immediately stopped. the engine was still on but the van would not move. we had to push it out of the highway. the engine would start, but it would not engage into any gear. it went from cruising at 70mph to a dead stop, without any warning, within seconds. we had five children in a van with us.....we could have all been killed. we have since found out that many similar complaints have been made on this type of vehicle, however, ford has not warned anyone.
06/16/201162383
 On interstate going 70mph with cruise control on when instantly engine started racing then immediately stopped. the engine was still on but the van would not move. we had to push it out of the highway. the engine would start, but it would not engage into any gear. it went from cruising at 70mph to a dead stop, without any warning, within seconds. we had five children in a van with us.....we could have all been killed. we have since found out that many similar complaints have been made on this type of vehicle, however, ford has not warned anyone.
06/16/201162383
 On interstate going 70mph with cruise control on when instantly engine started racing then immediately stopped. the engine was still on but the van would not move. we had to push it out of the highway. the engine would start, but it would not engage into any gear. it went from cruising at 70mph to a dead stop, without any warning, within seconds. we had five children in a van with us.....we could have all been killed. we have since found out that many similar complaints have been made on this type of vehicle, however, ford has not warned anyone.
06/16/201162383
 On interstate going 70mph with cruise control on when instantly engine started racing then immediately stopped. the engine was still on but the van would not move. we had to push it out of the highway. the engine would start, but it would not engage into any gear. it went from cruising at 70mph to a dead stop, without any warning, within seconds. we had five children in a van with us.....we could have all been killed. we have since found out that many similar complaints have been made on this type of vehicle, however, ford has not warned anyone.
05/01/201125437
 Per ford service: water in pcm 5/03/11 similar problem 7/15/10 although at the time ford service was unable to find the cause. at about 20 miles per hour while making a right hand turn the engine stalled, the power steering and power brakes failed causing me to temporarily lose control and swerve into the on-coming lane. luckily there was no traffic or pedestrians there at the time. ford service found the cause to be water in the powertrain control module (pcm).
05/01/201125437
 Per ford service: water in pcm 5/03/11 similar problem 7/15/10 although at the time ford service was unable to find the cause. at about 20 miles per hour while making a right hand turn the engine stalled, the power steering and power brakes failed causing me to temporarily lose control and swerve into the on-coming lane. luckily there was no traffic or pedestrians there at the time. ford service found the cause to be water in the powertrain control module (pcm).
05/01/201125437
 Per ford service: water in pcm 5/03/11 similar problem 7/15/10 although at the time ford service was unable to find the cause. at about 20 miles per hour while making a right hand turn the engine stalled, the power steering and power brakes failed causing me to temporarily lose control and swerve into the on-coming lane. luckily there was no traffic or pedestrians there at the time. ford service found the cause to be water in the powertrain control module (pcm).
05/01/201125437
 Per ford service: water in pcm 5/03/11 similar problem 7/15/10 although at the time ford service was unable to find the cause. at about 20 miles per hour while making a right hand turn the engine stalled, the power steering and power brakes failed causing me to temporarily lose control and swerve into the on-coming lane. luckily there was no traffic or pedestrians there at the time. ford service found the cause to be water in the powertrain control module (pcm).
10/18/201046916
 Stopped at stop sign and as soon as i took off the gears would not shift and i could not accelerate. i had coasted to a side street where i sat until my van was towed to my mechanic. after mechanic's review he stated a faulty torque converter caused damage to all parts inside the transmission rendering the transmission useless. the transmission had to be completely rebuilt.
04/22/2011133000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving 30 mph, the engine exhibited an abnormal increase in rpms. the contact attempted to shift the gear into drive but gear failed. the vehicle was towed to the contacts residence and the dealer was contacted. the dealer stated that they were not aware of the failure and offered no further assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 133,000.
10/18/201046916
 Stopped at stop sign and as soon as i took off the gears would not shift and i could not accelerate. i had coasted to a side street where i sat until my van was towed to my mechanic. after mechanic's review he stated a faulty torque converter caused damage to all parts inside the transmission rendering the transmission useless. the transmission had to be completely rebuilt.
04/22/2011133000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving 30 mph, the engine exhibited an abnormal increase in rpms. the contact attempted to shift the gear into drive but gear failed. the vehicle was towed to the contacts residence and the dealer was contacted. the dealer stated that they were not aware of the failure and offered no further assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 133,000.
10/18/201046916
 Stopped at stop sign and as soon as i took off the gears would not shift and i could not accelerate. i had coasted to a side street where i sat until my van was towed to my mechanic. after mechanic's review he stated a faulty torque converter caused damage to all parts inside the transmission rendering the transmission useless. the transmission had to be completely rebuilt.
04/22/2011133000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving 30 mph, the engine exhibited an abnormal increase in rpms. the contact attempted to shift the gear into drive but gear failed. the vehicle was towed to the contacts residence and the dealer was contacted. the dealer stated that they were not aware of the failure and offered no further assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 133,000.
10/18/201046916
 Stopped at stop sign and as soon as i took off the gears would not shift and i could not accelerate. i had coasted to a side street where i sat until my van was towed to my mechanic. after mechanic's review he stated a faulty torque converter caused damage to all parts inside the transmission rendering the transmission useless. the transmission had to be completely rebuilt.
04/22/2011133000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving 30 mph, the engine exhibited an abnormal increase in rpms. the contact attempted to shift the gear into drive but gear failed. the vehicle was towed to the contacts residence and the dealer was contacted. the dealer stated that they were not aware of the failure and offered no further assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 133,000.
04/22/2011133000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving 30mph the rpm rose he was able to move the vehicle over onto the road side while he attempted to shift the gear into drive the gear failed. the vehicle was towed to the contact home. the dealer was contacted and they advised that they were not aware of the failure. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure and the current miles was 133,000. li
04/17/201126000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving 25 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. the vehicle was towed to the dealer who performed a diagnostic and determined that the transmission failed. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer advised the contact that the failure was not recall related and they would not assist with the repair. the failure and current mileage was 26,000.
04/17/201126000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving 25 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. the vehicle was towed to the dealer who performed a diagnostic and determined that the transmission failed. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer advised the contact that the failure was not recall related and they would not assist with the repair. the failure and current mileage was 26,000.
04/17/201126000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving 25 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. the vehicle was towed to the dealer who performed a diagnostic and determined that the transmission failed. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer advised the contact that the failure was not recall related and they would not assist with the repair. the failure and current mileage was 26,000.
04/17/201126000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving at 25mph the vehicle stalled without warning. the vehicle was towed to the dealer whom performed a diagnosed. the transmission failed. the vehicle has not been repaired. the manufacturer advised the failure was not recalled, and they would not assist with the repair. the failure and the current mileage was 26,000. li
04/17/201126000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving at 25mph the vehicle stalled without warning. the vehicle was towed to the dealer whom performed a diagnosed. the transmission failed. the vehicle has not been repaired. the manufacturer advised the failure was not recalled, and they would not assist with the repair. the failure and the current mileage was 26,000. li
04/03/201166050
 While traveling on i-94, going 70 mph, i attempted to accelerate and the vehicle did not respond. the transmission was completely gone. i had to pull over to a safe location on the side of the busy highway without the use of a transmission. my husband and 2 small children were in the van with me at the time. it was very unnerving and dangerous. we had the van towed to a local ford dealership and they stated that it needed a new torque converter. they quoted $1400 for the repair but we were able to get them down to $1100. the van has only 66000 miles on it. this is not acceptable. ford needs to recognize that this is common problem and a recall needs to be made.
04/03/201166050
 While traveling on i-94, going 70 mph, i attempted to accelerate and the vehicle did not respond. the transmission was completely gone. i had to pull over to a safe location on the side of the busy highway without the use of a transmission. my husband and 2 small children were in the van with me at the time. it was very unnerving and dangerous. we had the van towed to a local ford dealership and they stated that it needed a new torque converter. they quoted $1400 for the repair but we were able to get them down to $1100. the van has only 66000 miles on it. this is not acceptable. ford needs to recognize that this is common problem and a recall needs to be made.
04/03/201166050
 While traveling on i-94, going 70 mph, i attempted to accelerate and the vehicle did not respond. the transmission was completely gone. i had to pull over to a safe location on the side of the busy highway without the use of a transmission. my husband and 2 small children were in the van with me at the time. it was very unnerving and dangerous. we had the van towed to a local ford dealership and they stated that it needed a new torque converter. they quoted $1400 for the repair but we were able to get them down to $1100. the van has only 66000 miles on it. this is not acceptable. ford needs to recognize that this is common problem and a recall needs to be made.
04/03/201166050
 While traveling on i-94, going 70 mph, i attempted to accelerate and the vehicle did not respond. the transmission was completely gone. i had to pull over to a safe location on the side of the busy highway without the use of a transmission. my husband and 2 small children were in the van with me at the time. it was very unnerving and dangerous. we had the van towed to a local ford dealership and they stated that it needed a new torque converter. they quoted $1400 for the repair but we were able to get them down to $1100. the van has only 66000 miles on it. this is not acceptable. ford needs to recognize that this is common problem and a recall needs to be made.
04/03/201166050
 While traveling on i-94, going 70 mph, i attempted to accelerate and the vehicle did not respond. the transmission was completely gone. i had to pull over to a safe location on the side of the busy highway without the use of a transmission. my husband and 2 small children were in the van with me at the time. it was very unnerving and dangerous. we had the van towed to a local ford dealership and they stated that it needed a new torque converter. they quoted $1400 for the repair but we were able to get them down to $1100. the van has only 66000 miles on it. this is not acceptable. ford needs to recognize that this is common problem and a recall needs to be made.
03/20/201173758
 My son drove the freestar home the night of 3/20 and stated it was running a bit rough. the next morning my wife had a hard time starting the care to drive our daughter to school. once she got the vehicle started and backed it out ou the driveway the vehicle stalled in the middle of the street and was unable to restart. i had the vehicle towed to the ford dealer and was actually able to start the van but it now had no reverse. the dealer had the van for 12 days and replaced the pcm. we got the van back and the check engine light came on immediately. the dealer now states that the wiring and connectors to the pcm are all soaked and they need to be dried and cleaned. after doing some research it appears that this is a known issue with the freestar and that i was quite lucky as to the timing and location of the vehicle when it failed. i truely believe that this design flaw in this vehicle needs to be resolved by ford prior to anyone getting injured.
03/20/201173758
 My son drove the freestar home the night of 3/20 and stated it was running a bit rough. the next morning my wife had a hard time starting the care to drive our daughter to school. once she got the vehicle started and backed it out ou the driveway the vehicle stalled in the middle of the street and was unable to restart. i had the vehicle towed to the ford dealer and was actually able to start the van but it now had no reverse. the dealer had the van for 12 days and replaced the pcm. we got the van back and the check engine light came on immediately. the dealer now states that the wiring and connectors to the pcm are all soaked and they need to be dried and cleaned. after doing some research it appears that this is a known issue with the freestar and that i was quite lucky as to the timing and location of the vehicle when it failed. i truely believe that this design flaw in this vehicle needs to be resolved by ford prior to anyone getting injured.
03/20/201173758
 My son drove the freestar home the night of 3/20 and stated it was running a bit rough. the next morning my wife had a hard time starting the care to drive our daughter to school. once she got the vehicle started and backed it out ou the driveway the vehicle stalled in the middle of the street and was unable to restart. i had the vehicle towed to the ford dealer and was actually able to start the van but it now had no reverse. the dealer had the van for 12 days and replaced the pcm. we got the van back and the check engine light came on immediately. the dealer now states that the wiring and connectors to the pcm are all soaked and they need to be dried and cleaned. after doing some research it appears that this is a known issue with the freestar and that i was quite lucky as to the timing and location of the vehicle when it failed. i truely believe that this design flaw in this vehicle needs to be resolved by ford prior to anyone getting injured.
03/20/201173758
 My son drove the freestar home the night of 3/20 and stated it was running a bit rough. the next morning my wife had a hard time starting the care to drive our daughter to school. once she got the vehicle started and backed it out ou the driveway the vehicle stalled in the middle of the street and was unable to restart. i had the vehicle towed to the ford dealer and was actually able to start the van but it now had no reverse. the dealer had the van for 12 days and replaced the pcm. we got the van back and the check engine light came on immediately. the dealer now states that the wiring and connectors to the pcm are all soaked and they need to be dried and cleaned. after doing some research it appears that this is a known issue with the freestar and that i was quite lucky as to the timing and location of the vehicle when it failed. i truely believe that this design flaw in this vehicle needs to be resolved by ford prior to anyone getting injured.
03/20/201173758
 My son drove the freestar home the night of 3/20 and stated it was running a bit rough. the next morning my wife had a hard time starting the care to drive our daughter to school. once she got the vehicle started and backed it out ou the driveway the vehicle stalled in the middle of the street and was unable to restart. i had the vehicle towed to the ford dealer and was actually able to start the van but it now had no reverse. the dealer had the van for 12 days and replaced the pcm. we got the van back and the check engine light came on immediately. the dealer now states that the wiring and connectors to the pcm are all soaked and they need to be dried and cleaned. after doing some research it appears that this is a known issue with the freestar and that i was quite lucky as to the timing and location of the vehicle when it failed. i truely believe that this design flaw in this vehicle needs to be resolved by ford prior to anyone getting injured.
02/14/2011
 Water leakage through the left windshield wiper cowling caused our power train control module to go bad. this repair is costing us almost $1,000.00 dollars to fix. upon researching this issue on the internet we have come to realization that this is a very prolific problem with this make and model of van. just for them to get the part is going to take a month. that shows you just how prolific it is. ford is not taking responsibility for this faulty cowling that leaks directly on to the pcm even though tens of thousands or more people are having to have this part replaced multiple times costing them thousands of dollars out of their own pockets. there needs to be a government forced recall on these vehicles cause it's apparent that ford is not going to take responsibility for their faulty equipment design on their own.
02/14/2011
 Water leakage through the left windshield wiper cowling caused our power train control module to go bad. this repair is costing us almost $1,000.00 dollars to fix. upon researching this issue on the internet we have come to realization that this is a very prolific problem with this make and model of van. just for them to get the part is going to take a month. that shows you just how prolific it is. ford is not taking responsibility for this faulty cowling that leaks directly on to the pcm even though tens of thousands or more people are having to have this part replaced multiple times costing them thousands of dollars out of their own pockets. there needs to be a government forced recall on these vehicles cause it's apparent that ford is not going to take responsibility for their faulty equipment design on their own.
02/14/2011
 Water leakage through the left windshield wiper cowling caused our power train control module to go bad. this repair is costing us almost $1,000.00 dollars to fix. upon researching this issue on the internet we have come to realization that this is a very prolific problem with this make and model of van. just for them to get the part is going to take a month. that shows you just how prolific it is. ford is not taking responsibility for this faulty cowling that leaks directly on to the pcm even though tens of thousands or more people are having to have this part replaced multiple times costing them thousands of dollars out of their own pockets. there needs to be a government forced recall on these vehicles cause it's apparent that ford is not going to take responsibility for their faulty equipment design on their own.
02/14/2011
 Water leakage through the left windshield wiper cowling caused our power train control module to go bad. this repair is costing us almost $1,000.00 dollars to fix. upon researching this issue on the internet we have come to realization that this is a very prolific problem with this make and model of van. just for them to get the part is going to take a month. that shows you just how prolific it is. ford is not taking responsibility for this faulty cowling that leaks directly on to the pcm even though tens of thousands or more people are having to have this part replaced multiple times costing them thousands of dollars out of their own pockets. there needs to be a government forced recall on these vehicles cause it's apparent that ford is not going to take responsibility for their faulty equipment design on their own.
11/16/2010104000
 Traveling on busy 2-lane highway at night..approx 50 miles an hour..suddenly car reved up and went into neutral..engine running fine. transmission would not shift into any gear. there were cars everywhere..dark highway..no street lights. this could have been a very serious situation. luckily, i was able to coast to a pull off point without any injuries. there was no warning of any kind that this was going to happen...no warning lights, no transmission shifts or slippage, no smoke, no smell.since this occurred out-of-town--vehicle had to be towed over 100 miles. quoted cost of repair at local ford dealer--$3,000. needless to say, it has been sitting since this happened because i do not have funds to get it repaired,.
11/16/2010104000
 Traveling on busy 2-lane highway at night..approx 50 miles an hour..suddenly car reved up and went into neutral..engine running fine. transmission would not shift into any gear. there were cars everywhere..dark highway..no street lights. this could have been a very serious situation. luckily, i was able to coast to a pull off point without any injuries. there was no warning of any kind that this was going to happen...no warning lights, no transmission shifts or slippage, no smoke, no smell.since this occurred out-of-town--vehicle had to be towed over 100 miles. quoted cost of repair at local ford dealer--$3,000. needless to say, it has been sitting since this happened because i do not have funds to get it repaired,.
01/21/201161000
 While driving the 2005 freestar the vehicles engine started to rev and quickly began losing speed. i managed to get the van off the road before coming to a complete stop avoiding a near rear end crash. the vehicles would not move in any gear and was towed to a ford dealership. was told that the output shaft of the torque convertor was stripped and charged $1730.47 for the replacement of the torque convertor. was told by the dealership that this was not a uncommon failure for this vehicle. this failure could have easily resulted in a serious accident.
11/16/2010104000
 Traveling on busy 2-lane highway at night..approx 50 miles an hour..suddenly car reved up and went into neutral..engine running fine. transmission would not shift into any gear. there were cars everywhere..dark highway..no street lights. this could have been a very serious situation. luckily, i was able to coast to a pull off point without any injuries. there was no warning of any kind that this was going to happen...no warning lights, no transmission shifts or slippage, no smoke, no smell.since this occurred out-of-town--vehicle had to be towed over 100 miles. quoted cost of repair at local ford dealer--$3,000. needless to say, it has been sitting since this happened because i do not have funds to get it repaired,.
01/21/201161000
 While driving the 2005 freestar the vehicles engine started to rev and quickly began losing speed. i managed to get the van off the road before coming to a complete stop avoiding a near rear end crash. the vehicles would not move in any gear and was towed to a ford dealership. was told that the output shaft of the torque convertor was stripped and charged $1730.47 for the replacement of the torque convertor. was told by the dealership that this was not a uncommon failure for this vehicle. this failure could have easily resulted in a serious accident.
11/16/2010104000
 Traveling on busy 2-lane highway at night..approx 50 miles an hour..suddenly car reved up and went into neutral..engine running fine. transmission would not shift into any gear. there were cars everywhere..dark highway..no street lights. this could have been a very serious situation. luckily, i was able to coast to a pull off point without any injuries. there was no warning of any kind that this was going to happen...no warning lights, no transmission shifts or slippage, no smoke, no smell.since this occurred out-of-town--vehicle had to be towed over 100 miles. quoted cost of repair at local ford dealer--$3,000. needless to say, it has been sitting since this happened because i do not have funds to get it repaired,.
01/21/201161000
 While driving the 2005 freestar the vehicles engine started to rev and quickly began losing speed. i managed to get the van off the road before coming to a complete stop avoiding a near rear end crash. the vehicles would not move in any gear and was towed to a ford dealership. was told that the output shaft of the torque convertor was stripped and charged $1730.47 for the replacement of the torque convertor. was told by the dealership that this was not a uncommon failure for this vehicle. this failure could have easily resulted in a serious accident.
01/21/201161000
 While driving the 2005 freestar the vehicles engine started to rev and quickly began losing speed. i managed to get the van off the road before coming to a complete stop avoiding a near rear end crash. the vehicles would not move in any gear and was towed to a ford dealership. was told that the output shaft of the torque convertor was stripped and charged $1730.47 for the replacement of the torque convertor. was told by the dealership that this was not a uncommon failure for this vehicle. this failure could have easily resulted in a serious accident.
12/10/201080772
 Pulled away from stop sign and vehicle reached approximately 30 mph when vehicle suddenly would not accelerate. vehicle was in drive. vehicle came to a stop at the side of the road. attempted to put vehicle in other gears including reverse to no avail. vehicle was towed to mechanic. mechanic determined the problem was with the splines on the torque converter. mechanic replaced torque converter at a cost of $1168.68.
12/10/201080772
 Pulled away from stop sign and vehicle reached approximately 30 mph when vehicle suddenly would not accelerate. vehicle was in drive. vehicle came to a stop at the side of the road. attempted to put vehicle in other gears including reverse to no avail. vehicle was towed to mechanic. mechanic determined the problem was with the splines on the torque converter. mechanic replaced torque converter at a cost of $1168.68.
12/10/201080772
 Pulled away from stop sign and vehicle reached approximately 30 mph when vehicle suddenly would not accelerate. vehicle was in drive. vehicle came to a stop at the side of the road. attempted to put vehicle in other gears including reverse to no avail. vehicle was towed to mechanic. mechanic determined the problem was with the splines on the torque converter. mechanic replaced torque converter at a cost of $1168.68.
12/14/201049300
 Driving the van on a four lane highway when the engine started to rev and the van slowed down was lucky to find a exit and coast safely to a stop had the van pulled to a local repair shop shaft broke in the transmission repair 0ver two thousand dollars
12/14/201049300
 Driving the van on a four lane highway when the engine started to rev and the van slowed down was lucky to find a exit and coast safely to a stop had the van pulled to a local repair shop shaft broke in the transmission repair 0ver two thousand dollars
12/14/201049300
 Driving the van on a four lane highway when the engine started to rev and the van slowed down was lucky to find a exit and coast safely to a stop had the van pulled to a local repair shop shaft broke in the transmission repair 0ver two thousand dollars
09/25/201044000
 The van lost all automotive power suddenly and we almost got hit by oncoming traffic and had to wait for the police to push us out of the street. we had the van towed to the ford dealership and had to replace the torque converter for $1700. we were told that it was a problem with the spline of the torque converter. the ford dealership knew about the defect investigation and told us we had to have it repaired at the dealership to be eligible for a refund if a recall was issued. it could have easily lost power in an busy intersection or on a train track and we would have been seriously injured. please issue the recall on this already. it has been under investigation for over two years. what is the holdup?
09/25/201044000
 The van lost all automotive power suddenly and we almost got hit by oncoming traffic and had to wait for the police to push us out of the street. we had the van towed to the ford dealership and had to replace the torque converter for $1700. we were told that it was a problem with the spline of the torque converter. the ford dealership knew about the defect investigation and told us we had to have it repaired at the dealership to be eligible for a refund if a recall was issued. it could have easily lost power in an busy intersection or on a train track and we would have been seriously injured. please issue the recall on this already. it has been under investigation for over two years. what is the holdup?
11/09/201087000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that while stopped at an intersection the vehicle remained stuck and would not move. the dealer had been notified and advised the contact that the torque converter needed to be repaired. the manufacturer had been contacted who offered no assistance. the vehicle is being repaired by an authorized dealer. the current and failure mileage was approximately 87,000. bw
11/09/201087000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that while stopped at an intersection the vehicle remained stuck and would not move. the dealer had been notified and advised the contact that the torque converter needed to be repaired. the manufacturer had been contacted who offered no assistance. the vehicle is being repaired by an authorized dealer. the current and failure mileage was approximately 87,000. bw
11/09/201087000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that while stopped at an intersection the vehicle remained stuck and would not move. the dealer had been notified and advised the contact that the torque converter needed to be repaired. the manufacturer had been contacted who offered no assistance. the vehicle is being repaired by an authorized dealer. the current and failure mileage was approximately 87,000. bw
11/01/2010103000
 Sudden, premature failure of transmission that had been properly maintained and operated while in parking lot at work, fortunately nominal speed at time. vehicle stopped dead, towed to local certified mechanic who diagnosed problem as torque converter failure where converter splines where practically shredded due to inadequate hardening of metal parts; ford has known about this problem for years and chooses to ignore this safety issue. cost to repair, not including lost work time, of $1,700. classs action lawsuit applicable in this case. likely to be my last ford product unless i receive some form of reimbursement, compensation in this matter. rises to level of reckless endangerment.
11/01/2010103000
 Sudden, premature failure of transmission that had been properly maintained and operated while in parking lot at work, fortunately nominal speed at time. vehicle stopped dead, towed to local certified mechanic who diagnosed problem as torque converter failure where converter splines where practically shredded due to inadequate hardening of metal parts; ford has known about this problem for years and chooses to ignore this safety issue. cost to repair, not including lost work time, of $1,700. classs action lawsuit applicable in this case. likely to be my last ford product unless i receive some form of reimbursement, compensation in this matter. rises to level of reckless endangerment.
11/01/2010103000
 Sudden, premature failure of transmission that had been properly maintained and operated while in parking lot at work, fortunately nominal speed at time. vehicle stopped dead, towed to local certified mechanic who diagnosed problem as torque converter failure where converter splines where practically shredded due to inadequate hardening of metal parts; ford has known about this problem for years and chooses to ignore this safety issue. cost to repair, not including lost work time, of $1,700. classs action lawsuit applicable in this case. likely to be my last ford product unless i receive some form of reimbursement, compensation in this matter. rises to level of reckless endangerment.
11/01/2010103000
 Sudden, premature failure of transmission that had been properly maintained and operated while in parking lot at work, fortunately nominal speed at time. vehicle stopped dead, towed to local certified mechanic who diagnosed problem as torque converter failure where converter splines where practically shredded due to inadequate hardening of metal parts; ford has known about this problem for years and chooses to ignore this safety issue. cost to repair, not including lost work time, of $1,700. classs action lawsuit applicable in this case. likely to be my last ford product unless i receive some form of reimbursement, compensation in this matter. rises to level of reckless endangerment.
06/08/201045000
 Tl- the contact a 2005 ford freestar. while making a turn at 15 mph the transmission failed. the contact tried to accelerate and the engine revved, but there was no power or acceleration. the dealer stated that the transmission pump failed and that they could not fix it, but they could get a re-manufactured transmission from ford. the failure mileage and current mileage was 45000.rl
04/17/201043300
 I have a 2005 ford freestar with 43000 miles on it.while leaving the parking lit,the vehicle would not go forward or reverse.had vehicle towed to ford garage. they said ineeded a torque converter.the cost is $1500 dollars.
09/30/2009520001
 I was driving at 10:30pm preparing to enter the interstate when the engine revved and the motion of the car going forward began to stop. there was a sudden and complete loss of power to the wheels. being on the inside lane of a 4 lane street, there was no way to make it to the rt lane or shoulder. the street was very busy and several times we were almost hit by screeching cars. we called 911 and got police help. upon calling the ford dealership i was told it was the torque converter and it would be a minimum of 3,500.00 to fix even though my van only has 52,000 miles on it. i am disabled and a single parent. i thank god my 2 young children were not with me. *tr
07/18/20091280001
 On saturday, july 18, 2009, my family and i were traveling on hwy 9a (in jacksonville, fl just off of i95). we were traveling at approximately 70mph when our 2005 ford freestar simply stopped accelerating. my husband attempted to shift from drive to neutral and back to drive but nothing happened. the transmission simply lost power. we coasted as far as we could off the busy highway and contacted roadside assistance. today we finally got an estimate from our repairman. he says it is the torque converter and pump and it is going to cost $1100 to replace them. we are a family of 7. my husband is in the navy and deploying soon. i need reliable transportation! my van has 128000 miles on it and has been cared for very regularly. upon researching the issue, i see that this is a very common problem with 2005 ford freestars and it has been reported numerous times here. supposedly there is an investigation going on by odi in regards to this same problem. the old part can possibly be available depending on how soon i hear that you need it. *tr
01/15/2009207101
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving various speeds, the vehicle does not go into gear and the rpm's go up and down. when driving more than 15 mph, the vehicle begins to jerk. when driving more than 20 mph, the interior lighting illuminates and the vehicle stalls. the vehicle was towed to an auto body shop, but they could not locate the cause of the failure after approximately four diagnostic tests. currently, the vehicle is still at the repair shop. the first three repairs were at the contact's expense, but the failure still persists. the failure mileage was 20,710 and current mileage was 20,986. updated 05/05/09 *bf updated 05/06/09*jb
07/15/2008400341
 2005 ford freestar auto transmission went out while backing out of driveway. fluid level ok, fluid appears clean, smells new. *tr
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06/18/20121
 2005 freestar. consumer writes in regards to torque converter failure while driving on the highway. *tgw the consumer stated it cost $ 2,552.53 to install a re-built transmission/torque converter. the consumer stated he received a recall letter in the mail, stating he may be eligible for a refund for his out of pocket expenses. the consumer contacted the dealer about the refund and was informed the maximum amount available to cover the repair bill was less than $ 1,500. recall # 12v006000
06/18/20121
 2005 freestar. consumer writes in regards to torque converter failure while driving on the highway. *tgw the consumer stated it cost $ 2,552.53 to install a re-built transmission/torque converter. the consumer stated he received a recall letter in the mail, stating he may be eligible for a refund for his out of pocket expenses. the consumer contacted the dealer about the refund and was informed the maximum amount available to cover the repair bill was less than $ 1,500. recall # 12v006000
12/30/20111
 2005 ford freestar. consumer writes in regards to failed transmission. recall 12v006000. *tgw the consumer stated he received a denial letter from ford regarding a request for reimbursement. ford stated in the letter, that their records indicated a refund had already been processed for the repair. the consumer stated no refund was ever issued to him. in december 2011, the vehicle broke down. the consumer had the vehicle towed and a diagnosis revealed the transmission needed to be re-built at a cost of $3,000. the consumer paid $525 for the removal of the transmission, partially dismantling it, in order to diagnose the problem and re-mounting of the transmission into the vehicle. the consumer is seeking reimbursement for the removal, diagnosis, towing and tax on the vehicle.
06/18/20121
 2005 freestar. consumer writes in regards to torque converter failure while driving on the highway. *tgw the consumer stated it cost $ 2,552.53 to install a re-built transmission/torque converter. the consumer stated he received a recall letter in the mail, stating he may be eligible for a refund for his out of pocket expenses. the consumer contacted the dealer about the refund and was informed the maximum amount available to cover the repair bill was less than $ 1,500. recall # 12v006000
12/30/20111
 2005 ford freestar. consumer writes in regards to failed transmission. recall 12v006000. *tgw the consumer stated he received a denial letter from ford regarding a request for reimbursement. ford stated in the letter, that their records indicated a refund had already been processed for the repair. the consumer stated no refund was ever issued to him. in december 2011, the vehicle broke down. the consumer had the vehicle towed and a diagnosis revealed the transmission needed to be re-built at a cost of $3,000. the consumer paid $525 for the removal of the transmission, partially dismantling it, in order to diagnose the problem and re-mounting of the transmission into the vehicle. the consumer is seeking reimbursement for the removal, diagnosis, towing and tax on the vehicle.
06/18/20121
 2005 freestar. consumer writes in regards to torque converter failure while driving on the highway. *tgw the consumer stated it cost $ 2,552.53 to install a re-built transmission/torque converter. the consumer stated he received a recall letter in the mail, stating he may be eligible for a refund for his out of pocket expenses. the consumer contacted the dealer about the refund and was informed the maximum amount available to cover the repair bill was less than $ 1,500. recall # 12v006000
12/30/20111
 2005 ford freestar. consumer writes in regards to failed transmission. recall 12v006000. *tgw the consumer stated he received a denial letter from ford regarding a request for reimbursement. ford stated in the letter, that their records indicated a refund had already been processed for the repair. the consumer stated no refund was ever issued to him. in december 2011, the vehicle broke down. the consumer had the vehicle towed and a diagnosis revealed the transmission needed to be re-built at a cost of $3,000. the consumer paid $525 for the removal of the transmission, partially dismantling it, in order to diagnose the problem and re-mounting of the transmission into the vehicle. the consumer is seeking reimbursement for the removal, diagnosis, towing and tax on the vehicle.
12/30/20111
 2005 ford freestar. consumer writes in regards to failed transmission. recall 12v006000. *tgw the consumer stated he received a denial letter from ford regarding a request for reimbursement. ford stated in the letter, that their records indicated a refund had already been processed for the repair. the consumer stated no refund was ever issued to him. in december 2011, the vehicle broke down. the consumer had the vehicle towed and a diagnosis revealed the transmission needed to be re-built at a cost of $3,000. the consumer paid $525 for the removal of the transmission, partially dismantling it, in order to diagnose the problem and re-mounting of the transmission into the vehicle. the consumer is seeking reimbursement for the removal, diagnosis, towing and tax on the vehicle.
10/07/2011
 Cas asks this letter and the 92 complaints attached hereto be placed in the docket of ea09-016 and that ford be ordered to recall all 2004-05 ford freestar, and mercury monterey vans for defective transmissions.
10/07/2011
 Cas asks this letter and the 92 complaints attached hereto be placed in the docket of ea09-016 and that ford be ordered to recall all 2004-05 ford freestar, and mercury monterey vans for defective transmissions.
10/07/2011
 Cas asks this letter and the 92 complaints attached hereto be placed in the docket of ea09-016 and that ford be ordered to recall all 2004-05 ford freestar, and mercury monterey vans for defective transmissions.
10/07/2011
 Cas asks this letter and the 92 complaints attached hereto be placed in the docket of ea09-016 and that ford be ordered to recall all 2004-05 ford freestar, and mercury monterey vans for defective transmissions.
03/25/201170000
 2005 ford freestar se has approx. 70,000 miles bought it for a retail of 9,400 dollars and 4 months later the transmission goes out (in march of 2011). thank god it my wife and kid didn't get into a crash on the highway with it. we just recently took it back to the dealership to look at it again because it won't run in gear and they said its the torque convertor. so we took it back to where we got it repaired and they say theres water in the transmission. this was the worst 9,400 dollars ive ever spent! we havent even had this car for 9 months and it been in the shop 50% of the time besides the out of pocket money cost. how can ford sell such a piece of crap?
03/25/201170000
 2005 ford freestar se has approx. 70,000 miles bought it for a retail of 9,400 dollars and 4 months later the transmission goes out (in march of 2011). thank god it my wife and kid didn't get into a crash on the highway with it. we just recently took it back to the dealership to look at it again because it won't run in gear and they said its the torque convertor. so we took it back to where we got it repaired and they say theres water in the transmission. this was the worst 9,400 dollars ive ever spent! we havent even had this car for 9 months and it been in the shop 50% of the time besides the out of pocket money cost. how can ford sell such a piece of crap?
03/25/201170000
 2005 ford freestar se has approx. 70,000 miles bought it for a retail of 9,400 dollars and 4 months later the transmission goes out (in march of 2011). thank god it my wife and kid didn't get into a crash on the highway with it. we just recently took it back to the dealership to look at it again because it won't run in gear and they said its the torque convertor. so we took it back to where we got it repaired and they say theres water in the transmission. this was the worst 9,400 dollars ive ever spent! we havent even had this car for 9 months and it been in the shop 50% of the time besides the out of pocket money cost. how can ford sell such a piece of crap?
03/25/201170000
 2005 ford freestar se has approx. 70,000 miles bought it for a retail of 9,400 dollars and 4 months later the transmission goes out (in march of 2011). thank god it my wife and kid didn't get into a crash on the highway with it. we just recently took it back to the dealership to look at it again because it won't run in gear and they said its the torque convertor. so we took it back to where we got it repaired and they say theres water in the transmission. this was the worst 9,400 dollars ive ever spent! we havent even had this car for 9 months and it been in the shop 50% of the time besides the out of pocket money cost. how can ford sell such a piece of crap?
08/19/201186000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact was driving 65 mph when the vehicle stalled without warning. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the transmission was defective and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 86,000. kmj
08/19/201186000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact was driving 65 mph when the vehicle stalled without warning. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the transmission was defective and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 86,000. kmj
08/19/201186000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that while driving 65 mph and the vehicle stalled without warnings. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the transmission was defective and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offered any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 86,000. pm
08/17/201161312
 I have a 2005 ford freestar with 61000 miles on it and i have had no problems no sounds no nothing and today on my way home on the highway it just stopped moving like i was in neutral but i was in drive. i had to pull over immediately as there were several large trucks coming up behind me. i barely got it out of the way. i was not able to find a spot to kind of get out of the way then i would not be here today.
08/17/201161312
 I have a 2005 ford freestar with 61000 miles on it and i have had no problems no sounds no nothing and today on my way home on the highway it just stopped moving like i was in neutral but i was in drive. i had to pull over immediately as there were several large trucks coming up behind me. i barely got it out of the way. i was not able to find a spot to kind of get out of the way then i would not be here today.
08/17/201161312
 I have a 2005 ford freestar with 61000 miles on it and i have had no problems no sounds no nothing and today on my way home on the highway it just stopped moving like i was in neutral but i was in drive. i had to pull over immediately as there were several large trucks coming up behind me. i barely got it out of the way. i was not able to find a spot to kind of get out of the way then i would not be here today.
08/17/201161312
 I have a 2005 ford freestar with 61000 miles on it and i have had no problems no sounds no nothing and today on my way home on the highway it just stopped moving like i was in neutral but i was in drive. i had to pull over immediately as there were several large trucks coming up behind me. i barely got it out of the way. i was not able to find a spot to kind of get out of the way then i would not be here today.
08/01/201166600
 I have the same problem that everyone else is complaining about. driving along at 30 mph. all of a sudden complete power loss and revving. towed the vehicle to the mechanic and also stated i needed a new torque converter. milage only 66,600. seems to be an ongoing problem with this vehicle!
08/06/201164000
 Have a 2005 ford freestar with 64000 miles on it. while driving down a highway with my husband and 5 children in the car, it just revved up without warning and started to slow down. no drive, reverse, low... nothing. the transmission just took a vacation. lucky aaa was close by and got the car towed to our home and our family home safe. the next morning we decided to go out and try to start it again and see if anything changed. now the car not only has no transmission but the car wont even turn over. everything else works. its not the battery, which is new. have had regular maintenance on it and not had many problems until now,. have a call into ford right now waiting for a tech to call me back with options. seeing so many people with the exact same issue , seems to me ford should be taking care of this issue.
08/05/201136825
 2005 ford freestar 36,000 miles was driving home on surface road along a 2 mile straight away vehicle bucked, (surged and slowed) while driving 40 miles an hour put it in neutral and reved the engine just fine put it back into gear and it drove about another mile did it again... same response on my part and was able to limp it back to my house which was 3 miles from orginal place of the problem. i parked it and after a short google of the problem found hundreds after hundreds of people with the same problem. i've not repaired it yet.pending finding out what my options are.
08/01/201166600
 I have the same problem that everyone else is complaining about. driving along at 30 mph. all of a sudden complete power loss and revving. towed the vehicle to the mechanic and also stated i needed a new torque converter. milage only 66,600. seems to be an ongoing problem with this vehicle!
08/06/201164000
 Have a 2005 ford freestar with 64000 miles on it. while driving down a highway with my husband and 5 children in the car, it just revved up without warning and started to slow down. no drive, reverse, low... nothing. the transmission just took a vacation. lucky aaa was close by and got the car towed to our home and our family home safe. the next morning we decided to go out and try to start it again and see if anything changed. now the car not only has no transmission but the car wont even turn over. everything else works. its not the battery, which is new. have had regular maintenance on it and not had many problems until now,. have a call into ford right now waiting for a tech to call me back with options. seeing so many people with the exact same issue , seems to me ford should be taking care of this issue.
08/05/201136825
 2005 ford freestar 36,000 miles was driving home on surface road along a 2 mile straight away vehicle bucked, (surged and slowed) while driving 40 miles an hour put it in neutral and reved the engine just fine put it back into gear and it drove about another mile did it again... same response on my part and was able to limp it back to my house which was 3 miles from orginal place of the problem. i parked it and after a short google of the problem found hundreds after hundreds of people with the same problem. i've not repaired it yet.pending finding out what my options are.
08/01/201166600
 I have the same problem that everyone else is complaining about. driving along at 30 mph. all of a sudden complete power loss and revving. towed the vehicle to the mechanic and also stated i needed a new torque converter. milage only 66,600. seems to be an ongoing problem with this vehicle!
08/06/201164000
 Have a 2005 ford freestar with 64000 miles on it. while driving down a highway with my husband and 5 children in the car, it just revved up without warning and started to slow down. no drive, reverse, low... nothing. the transmission just took a vacation. lucky aaa was close by and got the car towed to our home and our family home safe. the next morning we decided to go out and try to start it again and see if anything changed. now the car not only has no transmission but the car wont even turn over. everything else works. its not the battery, which is new. have had regular maintenance on it and not had many problems until now,. have a call into ford right now waiting for a tech to call me back with options. seeing so many people with the exact same issue , seems to me ford should be taking care of this issue.
08/05/201136825
 2005 ford freestar 36,000 miles was driving home on surface road along a 2 mile straight away vehicle bucked, (surged and slowed) while driving 40 miles an hour put it in neutral and reved the engine just fine put it back into gear and it drove about another mile did it again... same response on my part and was able to limp it back to my house which was 3 miles from orginal place of the problem. i parked it and after a short google of the problem found hundreds after hundreds of people with the same problem. i've not repaired it yet.pending finding out what my options are.
08/01/201166600
 I have the same problem that everyone else is complaining about. driving along at 30 mph. all of a sudden complete power loss and revving. towed the vehicle to the mechanic and also stated i needed a new torque converter. milage only 66,600. seems to be an ongoing problem with this vehicle!
08/06/201164000
 Have a 2005 ford freestar with 64000 miles on it. while driving down a highway with my husband and 5 children in the car, it just revved up without warning and started to slow down. no drive, reverse, low... nothing. the transmission just took a vacation. lucky aaa was close by and got the car towed to our home and our family home safe. the next morning we decided to go out and try to start it again and see if anything changed. now the car not only has no transmission but the car wont even turn over. everything else works. its not the battery, which is new. have had regular maintenance on it and not had many problems until now,. have a call into ford right now waiting for a tech to call me back with options. seeing so many people with the exact same issue , seems to me ford should be taking care of this issue.
08/05/201136825
 2005 ford freestar 36,000 miles was driving home on surface road along a 2 mile straight away vehicle bucked, (surged and slowed) while driving 40 miles an hour put it in neutral and reved the engine just fine put it back into gear and it drove about another mile did it again... same response on my part and was able to limp it back to my house which was 3 miles from orginal place of the problem. i parked it and after a short google of the problem found hundreds after hundreds of people with the same problem. i've not repaired it yet.pending finding out what my options are.
08/03/2011102296
 The transmission in my 2005 ford freestar stopped workign without warnign or prior indication that something was wrong. my wife backed out of the drive and then put the van in drive and it would not move forward. also tried reverse and it no longer works either. this needs to eb a reacll based on what i am reviewing on several web sites. this type of repair (that could have been avoided with a better design) is costing approximately $2500 for each vehicle - with some owners experiencing this issue multiple times!
08/01/201166600
 I have the same problem that everyone else is complaining about. driving along at 30 mph. all of a sudden complete power loss and revving. towed the vehicle to the mechanic and also stated i needed a new torque converter. milage only 66,600. seems to be an ongoing problem with this vehicle!
08/06/201164000
 Have a 2005 ford freestar with 64000 miles on it. while driving down a highway with my husband and 5 children in the car, it just revved up without warning and started to slow down. no drive, reverse, low... nothing. the transmission just took a vacation. lucky aaa was close by and got the car towed to our home and our family home safe. the next morning we decided to go out and try to start it again and see if anything changed. now the car not only has no transmission but the car wont even turn over. everything else works. its not the battery, which is new. have had regular maintenance on it and not had many problems until now,. have a call into ford right now waiting for a tech to call me back with options. seeing so many people with the exact same issue , seems to me ford should be taking care of this issue.
08/05/201136825
 2005 ford freestar 36,000 miles was driving home on surface road along a 2 mile straight away vehicle bucked, (surged and slowed) while driving 40 miles an hour put it in neutral and reved the engine just fine put it back into gear and it drove about another mile did it again... same response on my part and was able to limp it back to my house which was 3 miles from orginal place of the problem. i parked it and after a short google of the problem found hundreds after hundreds of people with the same problem. i've not repaired it yet.pending finding out what my options are.
08/03/2011102296
 The transmission in my 2005 ford freestar stopped workign without warnign or prior indication that something was wrong. my wife backed out of the drive and then put the van in drive and it would not move forward. also tried reverse and it no longer works either. this needs to eb a reacll based on what i am reviewing on several web sites. this type of repair (that could have been avoided with a better design) is costing approximately $2500 for each vehicle - with some owners experiencing this issue multiple times!
08/05/201136825
 2005 ford freestar 36,000 miles was driving home on surface road along a 2 mile straight away vehicle bucked, (surged and slowed) while driving 40 miles an hour put it in neutral and reved the engine just fine put it back into gear and it drove about another mile did it again... same response on my part and was able to limp it back to my house which was 3 miles from orginal place of the problem. i parked it and after a short google of the problem found hundreds after hundreds of people with the same problem. i've not repaired it yet.pending finding out what my options are.
08/03/2011102296
 The transmission in my 2005 ford freestar stopped workign without warnign or prior indication that something was wrong. my wife backed out of the drive and then put the van in drive and it would not move forward. also tried reverse and it no longer works either. this needs to eb a reacll based on what i am reviewing on several web sites. this type of repair (that could have been avoided with a better design) is costing approximately $2500 for each vehicle - with some owners experiencing this issue multiple times!
06/16/201179000
 I had taken my 2005 ford freestar van to be checked for a problem with the transmission because it wasn't shifting properly. then later i had taken it to a ford dealer for the check engine light to be diagnosed - they claimed that it couldn't be diagnosed because it didn't write the code properly. transmission still not shifting properly. a month later the transaxle light came on, the engine wasn't running properly and in the rain the check engine light would blink on and off. i took it to a transmission specialist who actually took the time with the van to diagnose it. he had to let the engine warm up long enough for the lights to start coming on. then he diagnosed the problem to be the 2nd gear in the transmission. once the transmission was removed he said that it couldn't be fixed so i had to install a new transmission - $2700 later and had to borrow a vehicle from family to go on vacation. i also had to replace the air compressor for the air conditioner - $500 later but now it seems to be giving me problems again. i have had numerous issues with the tires - they don't hold air because of the rims that don't allow them to properly seal. i had the dealer put on the last set of tires and told them to fix the issue - so far i haven't had an issue. but for 60000 miles i have had issues.
08/03/2011102296
 The transmission in my 2005 ford freestar stopped workign without warnign or prior indication that something was wrong. my wife backed out of the drive and then put the van in drive and it would not move forward. also tried reverse and it no longer works either. this needs to eb a reacll based on what i am reviewing on several web sites. this type of repair (that could have been avoided with a better design) is costing approximately $2500 for each vehicle - with some owners experiencing this issue multiple times!
06/16/201179000
 I had taken my 2005 ford freestar van to be checked for a problem with the transmission because it wasn't shifting properly. then later i had taken it to a ford dealer for the check engine light to be diagnosed - they claimed that it couldn't be diagnosed because it didn't write the code properly. transmission still not shifting properly. a month later the transaxle light came on, the engine wasn't running properly and in the rain the check engine light would blink on and off. i took it to a transmission specialist who actually took the time with the van to diagnose it. he had to let the engine warm up long enough for the lights to start coming on. then he diagnosed the problem to be the 2nd gear in the transmission. once the transmission was removed he said that it couldn't be fixed so i had to install a new transmission - $2700 later and had to borrow a vehicle from family to go on vacation. i also had to replace the air compressor for the air conditioner - $500 later but now it seems to be giving me problems again. i have had numerous issues with the tires - they don't hold air because of the rims that don't allow them to properly seal. i had the dealer put on the last set of tires and told them to fix the issue - so far i haven't had an issue. but for 60000 miles i have had issues.
10/30/200969613
 Trans went out 10/09 with 69613 ml. had it repaired. said it had something to do with the torque converter. on 2/11, 88k ml on van, 18k ml on rebuilt trans, it went out again. i was lucky, both times it quit when my wife was in the drive way so no one was hurt. i haven't had it repaired as yet, still deciding if it is worth having it repaired a 2nd time if it is not going to be safe/dependable. now i here the case is closed! the subject vehicles suffered from a design issue whereby water could run down onto the cowling and then drip on the (pcm), which could be manifested in a variety of symptoms. in addition to causing an engine to stall, it could also cause the trans to shift poorly, have erratic power, an inability to shift the vehicle into either forward or reverse, and cause higher idle rpm in park. during this investigation odi was concerned with the effect of the engine stalling or a drastic and sudden loss of power either of which may create a safety risk. in reviewing the actual number of these types of incidents, collectively referred to here as engine stalls, the number was found to be below what would be considered a defect trend. accordingly this investigation is closed. the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that a safety-related defect does not exist. the agency will continue to monitor complaints and other information relating to the alleged defect in the subject vehicles and take further action in the future if warranted. edt you mean to tell me nhtsa doesn't find a drastic and sudden loss of the trans to create a safety risk. driving on the interstate or pulling into a busy intersection and the trans suddenly quits, no way to move out of harms way. there are over 1500 messages on edmunds.com , telling the same story, but that's not being looked into. i sincerely hope the agency will continue to monitor complaints and information relating to the defect and take further action in the future because it is warranted.
06/16/201179000
 I had taken my 2005 ford freestar van to be checked for a problem with the transmission because it wasn't shifting properly. then later i had taken it to a ford dealer for the check engine light to be diagnosed - they claimed that it couldn't be diagnosed because it didn't write the code properly. transmission still not shifting properly. a month later the transaxle light came on, the engine wasn't running properly and in the rain the check engine light would blink on and off. i took it to a transmission specialist who actually took the time with the van to diagnose it. he had to let the engine warm up long enough for the lights to start coming on. then he diagnosed the problem to be the 2nd gear in the transmission. once the transmission was removed he said that it couldn't be fixed so i had to install a new transmission - $2700 later and had to borrow a vehicle from family to go on vacation. i also had to replace the air compressor for the air conditioner - $500 later but now it seems to be giving me problems again. i have had numerous issues with the tires - they don't hold air because of the rims that don't allow them to properly seal. i had the dealer put on the last set of tires and told them to fix the issue - so far i haven't had an issue. but for 60000 miles i have had issues.
10/30/200969613
 Trans went out 10/09 with 69613 ml. had it repaired. said it had something to do with the torque converter. on 2/11, 88k ml on van, 18k ml on rebuilt trans, it went out again. i was lucky, both times it quit when my wife was in the drive way so no one was hurt. i haven't had it repaired as yet, still deciding if it is worth having it repaired a 2nd time if it is not going to be safe/dependable. now i here the case is closed! the subject vehicles suffered from a design issue whereby water could run down onto the cowling and then drip on the (pcm), which could be manifested in a variety of symptoms. in addition to causing an engine to stall, it could also cause the trans to shift poorly, have erratic power, an inability to shift the vehicle into either forward or reverse, and cause higher idle rpm in park. during this investigation odi was concerned with the effect of the engine stalling or a drastic and sudden loss of power either of which may create a safety risk. in reviewing the actual number of these types of incidents, collectively referred to here as engine stalls, the number was found to be below what would be considered a defect trend. accordingly this investigation is closed. the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that a safety-related defect does not exist. the agency will continue to monitor complaints and other information relating to the alleged defect in the subject vehicles and take further action in the future if warranted. edt you mean to tell me nhtsa doesn't find a drastic and sudden loss of the trans to create a safety risk. driving on the interstate or pulling into a busy intersection and the trans suddenly quits, no way to move out of harms way. there are over 1500 messages on edmunds.com , telling the same story, but that's not being looked into. i sincerely hope the agency will continue to monitor complaints and information relating to the defect and take further action in the future because it is warranted.
08/15/201066599
 I have 05 ford freestar with only 66k miles, and transmission failed. i had 6 kids with me going camping. our plan failed because of this i have to tow it about 600 miles. i don't drive it since than because it is to expensive to repair. will never buy found on road dead again
06/16/201179000
 I had taken my 2005 ford freestar van to be checked for a problem with the transmission because it wasn't shifting properly. then later i had taken it to a ford dealer for the check engine light to be diagnosed - they claimed that it couldn't be diagnosed because it didn't write the code properly. transmission still not shifting properly. a month later the transaxle light came on, the engine wasn't running properly and in the rain the check engine light would blink on and off. i took it to a transmission specialist who actually took the time with the van to diagnose it. he had to let the engine warm up long enough for the lights to start coming on. then he diagnosed the problem to be the 2nd gear in the transmission. once the transmission was removed he said that it couldn't be fixed so i had to install a new transmission - $2700 later and had to borrow a vehicle from family to go on vacation. i also had to replace the air compressor for the air conditioner - $500 later but now it seems to be giving me problems again. i have had numerous issues with the tires - they don't hold air because of the rims that don't allow them to properly seal. i had the dealer put on the last set of tires and told them to fix the issue - so far i haven't had an issue. but for 60000 miles i have had issues.
10/30/200969613
 Trans went out 10/09 with 69613 ml. had it repaired. said it had something to do with the torque converter. on 2/11, 88k ml on van, 18k ml on rebuilt trans, it went out again. i was lucky, both times it quit when my wife was in the drive way so no one was hurt. i haven't had it repaired as yet, still deciding if it is worth having it repaired a 2nd time if it is not going to be safe/dependable. now i here the case is closed! the subject vehicles suffered from a design issue whereby water could run down onto the cowling and then drip on the (pcm), which could be manifested in a variety of symptoms. in addition to causing an engine to stall, it could also cause the trans to shift poorly, have erratic power, an inability to shift the vehicle into either forward or reverse, and cause higher idle rpm in park. during this investigation odi was concerned with the effect of the engine stalling or a drastic and sudden loss of power either of which may create a safety risk. in reviewing the actual number of these types of incidents, collectively referred to here as engine stalls, the number was found to be below what would be considered a defect trend. accordingly this investigation is closed. the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that a safety-related defect does not exist. the agency will continue to monitor complaints and other information relating to the alleged defect in the subject vehicles and take further action in the future if warranted. edt you mean to tell me nhtsa doesn't find a drastic and sudden loss of the trans to create a safety risk. driving on the interstate or pulling into a busy intersection and the trans suddenly quits, no way to move out of harms way. there are over 1500 messages on edmunds.com , telling the same story, but that's not being looked into. i sincerely hope the agency will continue to monitor complaints and information relating to the defect and take further action in the future because it is warranted.
08/15/201066599
 I have 05 ford freestar with only 66k miles, and transmission failed. i had 6 kids with me going camping. our plan failed because of this i have to tow it about 600 miles. i don't drive it since than because it is to expensive to repair. will never buy found on road dead again
06/16/201179000
 I had taken my 2005 ford freestar van to be checked for a problem with the transmission because it wasn't shifting properly. then later i had taken it to a ford dealer for the check engine light to be diagnosed - they claimed that it couldn't be diagnosed because it didn't write the code properly. transmission still not shifting properly. a month later the transaxle light came on, the engine wasn't running properly and in the rain the check engine light would blink on and off. i took it to a transmission specialist who actually took the time with the van to diagnose it. he had to let the engine warm up long enough for the lights to start coming on. then he diagnosed the problem to be the 2nd gear in the transmission. once the transmission was removed he said that it couldn't be fixed so i had to install a new transmission - $2700 later and had to borrow a vehicle from family to go on vacation. i also had to replace the air compressor for the air conditioner - $500 later but now it seems to be giving me problems again. i have had numerous issues with the tires - they don't hold air because of the rims that don't allow them to properly seal. i had the dealer put on the last set of tires and told them to fix the issue - so far i haven't had an issue. but for 60000 miles i have had issues.
10/30/200969613
 Trans went out 10/09 with 69613 ml. had it repaired. said it had something to do with the torque converter. on 2/11, 88k ml on van, 18k ml on rebuilt trans, it went out again. i was lucky, both times it quit when my wife was in the drive way so no one was hurt. i haven't had it repaired as yet, still deciding if it is worth having it repaired a 2nd time if it is not going to be safe/dependable. now i here the case is closed! the subject vehicles suffered from a design issue whereby water could run down onto the cowling and then drip on the (pcm), which could be manifested in a variety of symptoms. in addition to causing an engine to stall, it could also cause the trans to shift poorly, have erratic power, an inability to shift the vehicle into either forward or reverse, and cause higher idle rpm in park. during this investigation odi was concerned with the effect of the engine stalling or a drastic and sudden loss of power either of which may create a safety risk. in reviewing the actual number of these types of incidents, collectively referred to here as engine stalls, the number was found to be below what would be considered a defect trend. accordingly this investigation is closed. the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that a safety-related defect does not exist. the agency will continue to monitor complaints and other information relating to the alleged defect in the subject vehicles and take further action in the future if warranted. edt you mean to tell me nhtsa doesn't find a drastic and sudden loss of the trans to create a safety risk. driving on the interstate or pulling into a busy intersection and the trans suddenly quits, no way to move out of harms way. there are over 1500 messages on edmunds.com , telling the same story, but that's not being looked into. i sincerely hope the agency will continue to monitor complaints and information relating to the defect and take further action in the future because it is warranted.
08/15/201066599
 I have 05 ford freestar with only 66k miles, and transmission failed. i had 6 kids with me going camping. our plan failed because of this i have to tow it about 600 miles. i don't drive it since than because it is to expensive to repair. will never buy found on road dead again
07/24/2011110000
 Complete loss of movement power on i-85 s about 20 miles north of atlanta, ga. had vehicle towed to mall of georgia ford in sugar hill, ga. diagnosed as complete transmission failure. no injury or accident caused by failure. i understand this is a common failure for freestars in model years 2004 and 2005.
10/30/200969613
 Trans went out 10/09 with 69613 ml. had it repaired. said it had something to do with the torque converter. on 2/11, 88k ml on van, 18k ml on rebuilt trans, it went out again. i was lucky, both times it quit when my wife was in the drive way so no one was hurt. i haven't had it repaired as yet, still deciding if it is worth having it repaired a 2nd time if it is not going to be safe/dependable. now i here the case is closed! the subject vehicles suffered from a design issue whereby water could run down onto the cowling and then drip on the (pcm), which could be manifested in a variety of symptoms. in addition to causing an engine to stall, it could also cause the trans to shift poorly, have erratic power, an inability to shift the vehicle into either forward or reverse, and cause higher idle rpm in park. during this investigation odi was concerned with the effect of the engine stalling or a drastic and sudden loss of power either of which may create a safety risk. in reviewing the actual number of these types of incidents, collectively referred to here as engine stalls, the number was found to be below what would be considered a defect trend. accordingly this investigation is closed. the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that a safety-related defect does not exist. the agency will continue to monitor complaints and other information relating to the alleged defect in the subject vehicles and take further action in the future if warranted. edt you mean to tell me nhtsa doesn't find a drastic and sudden loss of the trans to create a safety risk. driving on the interstate or pulling into a busy intersection and the trans suddenly quits, no way to move out of harms way. there are over 1500 messages on edmunds.com , telling the same story, but that's not being looked into. i sincerely hope the agency will continue to monitor complaints and information relating to the defect and take further action in the future because it is warranted.
08/15/201066599
 I have 05 ford freestar with only 66k miles, and transmission failed. i had 6 kids with me going camping. our plan failed because of this i have to tow it about 600 miles. i don't drive it since than because it is to expensive to repair. will never buy found on road dead again
07/24/2011110000
 Complete loss of movement power on i-85 s about 20 miles north of atlanta, ga. had vehicle towed to mall of georgia ford in sugar hill, ga. diagnosed as complete transmission failure. no injury or accident caused by failure. i understand this is a common failure for freestars in model years 2004 and 2005.
07/25/200545895
 I was driving on the freeway at night in heavy traffic when my car suddenly lost power. i was able to coast to the shoulder before it lost power completely. the engine was still running, but when i put it in drive nothing happened. no engine lights came on before this happened. about a week ago, i noticed the windshield wiper fluid wasn't working and refilled it. it worked one time. when i tried to use it yesterday, it only worked in the back and not in the front. i had it towed to a transmission dealer and they are looking at it now.
07/23/201186108
 Last saturday, july 23, 2011, my husband was driving our 2005 ford freestar (just over 86,000 miles) in reverse. he stopped, put it into drive and it would not go into gear. not reverse, not drive, not first or third--nothing. fortunately he was able to get it pushed into a parking stall and out of the road. upon looking online to find out information regarding a transmission warranty, he discovered that many, many other people have had this same problem with '04 and '05 freestars and that ford's only response is to replace the defective part with another same, defective part. we were not hurt in any way, but it won't be long before someone is on a freeway or in an intersection and is involved in a serious--maybe even fatal--accident because their transmission is suddenly no longer functional. ford needs to recognize this oversight and recall all '04 and '05 ford freestars. we have not been able to get the vehicle to a mechanic as of yet, but will be doing so this week. cost of repair: unknown.
07/24/201136400
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford free star. while driving 65 mph, the contact stated that the vehicle would rev into neutral and slowly turn itself off. the dealer was not notified of the failure. the manufacturer was contacted, but denied any assistance to the vehicle failure. a local mechanic diagnosed a transmission failure. the failure was in the process of repair. the failure and current mileage was 36,400. nw
07/02/2011129000
 Moving on interstate at 65 mph in high gear. transmission suddenly fails without warning resulting in sudden complete loss of power. tachometer rises to 6000 rpm's. able to pull onto shoulder. transmission repaired at ford dealer for $3400.
07/24/2011110000
 Complete loss of movement power on i-85 s about 20 miles north of atlanta, ga. had vehicle towed to mall of georgia ford in sugar hill, ga. diagnosed as complete transmission failure. no injury or accident caused by failure. i understand this is a common failure for freestars in model years 2004 and 2005.
07/25/200545895
 I was driving on the freeway at night in heavy traffic when my car suddenly lost power. i was able to coast to the shoulder before it lost power completely. the engine was still running, but when i put it in drive nothing happened. no engine lights came on before this happened. about a week ago, i noticed the windshield wiper fluid wasn't working and refilled it. it worked one time. when i tried to use it yesterday, it only worked in the back and not in the front. i had it towed to a transmission dealer and they are looking at it now.
07/23/201186108
 Last saturday, july 23, 2011, my husband was driving our 2005 ford freestar (just over 86,000 miles) in reverse. he stopped, put it into drive and it would not go into gear. not reverse, not drive, not first or third--nothing. fortunately he was able to get it pushed into a parking stall and out of the road. upon looking online to find out information regarding a transmission warranty, he discovered that many, many other people have had this same problem with '04 and '05 freestars and that ford's only response is to replace the defective part with another same, defective part. we were not hurt in any way, but it won't be long before someone is on a freeway or in an intersection and is involved in a serious--maybe even fatal--accident because their transmission is suddenly no longer functional. ford needs to recognize this oversight and recall all '04 and '05 ford freestars. we have not been able to get the vehicle to a mechanic as of yet, but will be doing so this week. cost of repair: unknown.
07/24/201136400
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford free star. while driving 65 mph, the contact stated that the vehicle would rev into neutral and slowly turn itself off. the dealer was not notified of the failure. the manufacturer was contacted, but denied any assistance to the vehicle failure. a local mechanic diagnosed a transmission failure. the failure was in the process of repair. the failure and current mileage was 36,400. nw
07/02/2011129000
 Moving on interstate at 65 mph in high gear. transmission suddenly fails without warning resulting in sudden complete loss of power. tachometer rises to 6000 rpm's. able to pull onto shoulder. transmission repaired at ford dealer for $3400.
07/24/2011110000
 Complete loss of movement power on i-85 s about 20 miles north of atlanta, ga. had vehicle towed to mall of georgia ford in sugar hill, ga. diagnosed as complete transmission failure. no injury or accident caused by failure. i understand this is a common failure for freestars in model years 2004 and 2005.
07/25/200545895
 I was driving on the freeway at night in heavy traffic when my car suddenly lost power. i was able to coast to the shoulder before it lost power completely. the engine was still running, but when i put it in drive nothing happened. no engine lights came on before this happened. about a week ago, i noticed the windshield wiper fluid wasn't working and refilled it. it worked one time. when i tried to use it yesterday, it only worked in the back and not in the front. i had it towed to a transmission dealer and they are looking at it now.
07/23/201186108
 Last saturday, july 23, 2011, my husband was driving our 2005 ford freestar (just over 86,000 miles) in reverse. he stopped, put it into drive and it would not go into gear. not reverse, not drive, not first or third--nothing. fortunately he was able to get it pushed into a parking stall and out of the road. upon looking online to find out information regarding a transmission warranty, he discovered that many, many other people have had this same problem with '04 and '05 freestars and that ford's only response is to replace the defective part with another same, defective part. we were not hurt in any way, but it won't be long before someone is on a freeway or in an intersection and is involved in a serious--maybe even fatal--accident because their transmission is suddenly no longer functional. ford needs to recognize this oversight and recall all '04 and '05 ford freestars. we have not been able to get the vehicle to a mechanic as of yet, but will be doing so this week. cost of repair: unknown.
07/24/201136400
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford free star. while driving 65 mph, the contact stated that the vehicle would rev into neutral and slowly turn itself off. the dealer was not notified of the failure. the manufacturer was contacted, but denied any assistance to the vehicle failure. a local mechanic diagnosed a transmission failure. the failure was in the process of repair. the failure and current mileage was 36,400. nw
07/02/2011129000
 Moving on interstate at 65 mph in high gear. transmission suddenly fails without warning resulting in sudden complete loss of power. tachometer rises to 6000 rpm's. able to pull onto shoulder. transmission repaired at ford dealer for $3400.
07/25/200545895
 I was driving on the freeway at night in heavy traffic when my car suddenly lost power. i was able to coast to the shoulder before it lost power completely. the engine was still running, but when i put it in drive nothing happened. no engine lights came on before this happened. about a week ago, i noticed the windshield wiper fluid wasn't working and refilled it. it worked one time. when i tried to use it yesterday, it only worked in the back and not in the front. i had it towed to a transmission dealer and they are looking at it now.
07/23/201186108
 Last saturday, july 23, 2011, my husband was driving our 2005 ford freestar (just over 86,000 miles) in reverse. he stopped, put it into drive and it would not go into gear. not reverse, not drive, not first or third--nothing. fortunately he was able to get it pushed into a parking stall and out of the road. upon looking online to find out information regarding a transmission warranty, he discovered that many, many other people have had this same problem with '04 and '05 freestars and that ford's only response is to replace the defective part with another same, defective part. we were not hurt in any way, but it won't be long before someone is on a freeway or in an intersection and is involved in a serious--maybe even fatal--accident because their transmission is suddenly no longer functional. ford needs to recognize this oversight and recall all '04 and '05 ford freestars. we have not been able to get the vehicle to a mechanic as of yet, but will be doing so this week. cost of repair: unknown.
07/24/201136400
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford free star. while driving 65 mph, the contact stated that the vehicle would rev into neutral and slowly turn itself off. the dealer was not notified of the failure. the manufacturer was contacted, but denied any assistance to the vehicle failure. a local mechanic diagnosed a transmission failure. the failure was in the process of repair. the failure and current mileage was 36,400. nw
07/02/2011129000
 Moving on interstate at 65 mph in high gear. transmission suddenly fails without warning resulting in sudden complete loss of power. tachometer rises to 6000 rpm's. able to pull onto shoulder. transmission repaired at ford dealer for $3400.
07/23/201186108
 Last saturday, july 23, 2011, my husband was driving our 2005 ford freestar (just over 86,000 miles) in reverse. he stopped, put it into drive and it would not go into gear. not reverse, not drive, not first or third--nothing. fortunately he was able to get it pushed into a parking stall and out of the road. upon looking online to find out information regarding a transmission warranty, he discovered that many, many other people have had this same problem with '04 and '05 freestars and that ford's only response is to replace the defective part with another same, defective part. we were not hurt in any way, but it won't be long before someone is on a freeway or in an intersection and is involved in a serious--maybe even fatal--accident because their transmission is suddenly no longer functional. ford needs to recognize this oversight and recall all '04 and '05 ford freestars. we have not been able to get the vehicle to a mechanic as of yet, but will be doing so this week. cost of repair: unknown.
07/24/201136400
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford free star. while driving 65 mph, the contact stated that the vehicle would rev into neutral and slowly turn itself off. the dealer was not notified of the failure. the manufacturer was contacted, but denied any assistance to the vehicle failure. a local mechanic diagnosed a transmission failure. the failure was in the process of repair. the failure and current mileage was 36,400. nw
07/02/2011129000
 Moving on interstate at 65 mph in high gear. transmission suddenly fails without warning resulting in sudden complete loss of power. tachometer rises to 6000 rpm's. able to pull onto shoulder. transmission repaired at ford dealer for $3400.
07/06/2011118091
 Torque converter failed on 2005 freestar.
06/15/201174912
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated as she was pulling away from the stop light going 5 mph the torque converted fail. this caused the vehicle to stall in the middle of the road. the vehicle was pushed to the side of the road and then towed to a mechanic shop. after inspection they replaced the torque converter at a cost of $1459. the dealer was contacted who offered no assistance. the manufacturer was contacted who stated there was no recall and offered no other assistance. the failure mileage was 74,912...mw
07/06/2011118091
 Torque converter failed on 2005 freestar.
06/15/201174912
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated as she was pulling away from the stop light going 5 mph the torque converted fail. this caused the vehicle to stall in the middle of the road. the vehicle was pushed to the side of the road and then towed to a mechanic shop. after inspection they replaced the torque converter at a cost of $1459. the dealer was contacted who offered no assistance. the manufacturer was contacted who stated there was no recall and offered no other assistance. the failure mileage was 74,912...mw
07/06/2011118091
 Torque converter failed on 2005 freestar.
06/15/201174912
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated as she was pulling away from the stop light going 5 mph the torque converted fail. this caused the vehicle to stall in the middle of the road. the vehicle was pushed to the side of the road and then towed to a mechanic shop. after inspection they replaced the torque converter at a cost of $1459. the dealer was contacted who offered no assistance. the manufacturer was contacted who stated there was no recall and offered no other assistance. the failure mileage was 74,912...mw
07/06/2011118091
 Torque converter failed on 2005 freestar.
06/15/201174912
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated as she was pulling away from the stop light going 5 mph the torque converted fail. this caused the vehicle to stall in the middle of the road. the vehicle was pushed to the side of the road and then towed to a mechanic shop. after inspection they replaced the torque converter at a cost of $1459. the dealer was contacted who offered no assistance. the manufacturer was contacted who stated there was no recall and offered no other assistance. the failure mileage was 74,912...mw
06/27/2011131982
 November of 2010 we were coming off of an exit ramp and the van died. no warning, no lights, not a thing. the transmission had been a little sluggish coming from 2nd to 3rd gear the day before but fine that day. had to replace the transmission. july 2012. transmission began to jerk when going into or out of any gear. power train light kept coming on. had to replace the transmission. 3600 and some change later, it still jerks coming out of 1st to 2nd. we now know that this is a common problem with the vehicle that ford knows about.
06/27/2011131982
 November of 2010 we were coming off of an exit ramp and the van died. no warning, no lights, not a thing. the transmission had been a little sluggish coming from 2nd to 3rd gear the day before but fine that day. had to replace the transmission. july 2012. transmission began to jerk when going into or out of any gear. power train light kept coming on. had to replace the transmission. 3600 and some change later, it still jerks coming out of 1st to 2nd. we now know that this is a common problem with the vehicle that ford knows about.
06/27/2011131982
 November of 2010 we were coming off of an exit ramp and the van died. no warning, no lights, not a thing. the transmission had been a little sluggish coming from 2nd to 3rd gear the day before but fine that day. had to replace the transmission. july 2012. transmission began to jerk when going into or out of any gear. power train light kept coming on. had to replace the transmission. 3600 and some change later, it still jerks coming out of 1st to 2nd. we now know that this is a common problem with the vehicle that ford knows about.
06/27/2011131982
 November of 2010 we were coming off of an exit ramp and the van died. no warning, no lights, not a thing. the transmission had been a little sluggish coming from 2nd to 3rd gear the day before but fine that day. had to replace the transmission. july 2012. transmission began to jerk when going into or out of any gear. power train light kept coming on. had to replace the transmission. 3600 and some change later, it still jerks coming out of 1st to 2nd. we now know that this is a common problem with the vehicle that ford knows about.
07/02/201166000
 I have a 05 ford freestar in the garage with transmission problems discribed by many on the internet. my wife was going to work and the van loss all power from the transmission. she was in heavy traffic and it just quit. after coasting to a stop she called me. we had to call a wrecker and had it towed to the garage close to home. after calling ford, (their price over three thousand) i had it towed to aamco for an estimate, 2,500.00. i've been told this could happen again, this is dangerous and we are beside ourselves that this could happen. my wife is 70 years old and the van only has 66,000 miles. p.s i've been told this could be an electronics problem that ford knows about. ed, austell,ga. if there's a class action lawsuit outthere, i'm in!!!!!!!
07/02/201166000
 I have a 05 ford freestar in the garage with transmission problems discribed by many on the internet. my wife was going to work and the van loss all power from the transmission. she was in heavy traffic and it just quit. after coasting to a stop she called me. we had to call a wrecker and had it towed to the garage close to home. after calling ford, (their price over three thousand) i had it towed to aamco for an estimate, 2,500.00. i've been told this could happen again, this is dangerous and we are beside ourselves that this could happen. my wife is 70 years old and the van only has 66,000 miles. p.s i've been told this could be an electronics problem that ford knows about. ed, austell,ga. if there's a class action lawsuit outthere, i'm in!!!!!!!
05/01/201194000
 2005 ford freestar, 94,000 miles. transmission slips slightly and engages hard when shifting from park to reverse and also from nuetral into drive. this problem is intermittent. occurs mostly when backing out of garage and then pulling forward onto street.
07/02/201166000
 I have a 05 ford freestar in the garage with transmission problems discribed by many on the internet. my wife was going to work and the van loss all power from the transmission. she was in heavy traffic and it just quit. after coasting to a stop she called me. we had to call a wrecker and had it towed to the garage close to home. after calling ford, (their price over three thousand) i had it towed to aamco for an estimate, 2,500.00. i've been told this could happen again, this is dangerous and we are beside ourselves that this could happen. my wife is 70 years old and the van only has 66,000 miles. p.s i've been told this could be an electronics problem that ford knows about. ed, austell,ga. if there's a class action lawsuit outthere, i'm in!!!!!!!
05/01/201194000
 2005 ford freestar, 94,000 miles. transmission slips slightly and engages hard when shifting from park to reverse and also from nuetral into drive. this problem is intermittent. occurs mostly when backing out of garage and then pulling forward onto street.
07/02/201166000
 I have a 05 ford freestar in the garage with transmission problems discribed by many on the internet. my wife was going to work and the van loss all power from the transmission. she was in heavy traffic and it just quit. after coasting to a stop she called me. we had to call a wrecker and had it towed to the garage close to home. after calling ford, (their price over three thousand) i had it towed to aamco for an estimate, 2,500.00. i've been told this could happen again, this is dangerous and we are beside ourselves that this could happen. my wife is 70 years old and the van only has 66,000 miles. p.s i've been told this could be an electronics problem that ford knows about. ed, austell,ga. if there's a class action lawsuit outthere, i'm in!!!!!!!
05/01/201194000
 2005 ford freestar, 94,000 miles. transmission slips slightly and engages hard when shifting from park to reverse and also from nuetral into drive. this problem is intermittent. occurs mostly when backing out of garage and then pulling forward onto street.
05/01/201194000
 2005 ford freestar, 94,000 miles. transmission slips slightly and engages hard when shifting from park to reverse and also from nuetral into drive. this problem is intermittent. occurs mostly when backing out of garage and then pulling forward onto street.
05/01/201194000
 2005 ford freestar, 94,000 miles. transmission slips slightly and engages hard when shifting from park to reverse and also from nuetral into drive. this problem is intermittent. occurs mostly when backing out of garage and then pulling forward onto street.
06/25/201158000
 My transmission just failed. luckily my wife was driving on a local street and and was able to safely pull into a bus stop. the car had to be towed and just found out that the transmission has to be rebuilt. we still have payments left and we only one 1vehicle. it could take upto a week to fix.
06/26/201178000
 I have not had any problem with my 2005 ford freestar in the past. i was driving along on an interstate and experienced a loss of power. the vehicle slowed down and would not accelerate anymore.
06/25/201158000
 My transmission just failed. luckily my wife was driving on a local street and and was able to safely pull into a bus stop. the car had to be towed and just found out that the transmission has to be rebuilt. we still have payments left and we only one 1vehicle. it could take upto a week to fix.
06/26/201178000
 I have not had any problem with my 2005 ford freestar in the past. i was driving along on an interstate and experienced a loss of power. the vehicle slowed down and would not accelerate anymore.
06/25/201158000
 My transmission just failed. luckily my wife was driving on a local street and and was able to safely pull into a bus stop. the car had to be towed and just found out that the transmission has to be rebuilt. we still have payments left and we only one 1vehicle. it could take upto a week to fix.
06/26/201178000
 I have not had any problem with my 2005 ford freestar in the past. i was driving along on an interstate and experienced a loss of power. the vehicle slowed down and would not accelerate anymore.
06/25/201158000
 My transmission just failed. luckily my wife was driving on a local street and and was able to safely pull into a bus stop. the car had to be towed and just found out that the transmission has to be rebuilt. we still have payments left and we only one 1vehicle. it could take upto a week to fix.
06/26/201178000
 I have not had any problem with my 2005 ford freestar in the past. i was driving along on an interstate and experienced a loss of power. the vehicle slowed down and would not accelerate anymore.
06/26/201178000
 I have not had any problem with my 2005 ford freestar in the past. i was driving along on an interstate and experienced a loss of power. the vehicle slowed down and would not accelerate anymore.
06/20/201177000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving 45 mph, the contact stated that she attempted to accelerate forward when the vehicle suddenly stalled without warning. the dealer advised the contact that there was no valid warranty and offered no further assistance. the manufacturer was aware of the failure. the vehicle was taken to a private mechanic who inspected the vehicle and informed the contact that the transmission pump failed and needed to be replaced. the vehicle was awaiting repairs. the current and failure mileages were 77,000. bw
06/19/201181434
 Driving from abilene, tx to padre island, on ih-10 between junction and kerrville, tx. cruise set for 70-71. toped a grade in road, instead of returning to regualr gear transmission quit, speedometer started droping and tachometer reved up to 6,000 rpm. engine ran normally before incident and runs normally after incident; when transmission put in any gear vehicle acts like there is no transmission in it. there was no noise, no fluid leaks spoted, no warning indicators on instrument panel. park position does work will hold vehicle as designed. cost (so far) $640.00 for towing from ih-10 to abilene, tx. estimated cost of repair $750 - $1600. refer to nhtsa case no.'s pe09033 and ea09016 found on the nhtsa web-site. suspect either torque convertor failure or splines on shaft striped. towed in today june 20, 2100 for repairs, so actual cause not known at this time.
06/20/201177000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving 45 mph, the contact stated that she attempted to accelerate forward when the vehicle suddenly stalled without warning. the dealer advised the contact that there was no valid warranty and offered no further assistance. the manufacturer was aware of the failure. the vehicle was taken to a private mechanic who inspected the vehicle and informed the contact that the transmission pump failed and needed to be replaced. the vehicle was awaiting repairs. the current and failure mileages were 77,000. bw
06/19/201181434
 Driving from abilene, tx to padre island, on ih-10 between junction and kerrville, tx. cruise set for 70-71. toped a grade in road, instead of returning to regualr gear transmission quit, speedometer started droping and tachometer reved up to 6,000 rpm. engine ran normally before incident and runs normally after incident; when transmission put in any gear vehicle acts like there is no transmission in it. there was no noise, no fluid leaks spoted, no warning indicators on instrument panel. park position does work will hold vehicle as designed. cost (so far) $640.00 for towing from ih-10 to abilene, tx. estimated cost of repair $750 - $1600. refer to nhtsa case no.'s pe09033 and ea09016 found on the nhtsa web-site. suspect either torque convertor failure or splines on shaft striped. towed in today june 20, 2100 for repairs, so actual cause not known at this time.
06/20/201177000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving 45 mph, the contact stated that she attempted to accelerate forward when the vehicle suddenly stalled without warning. the dealer advised the contact that there was no valid warranty and offered no further assistance. the manufacturer was aware of the failure. the vehicle was taken to a private mechanic who inspected the vehicle and informed the contact that the transmission pump failed and needed to be replaced. the vehicle was awaiting repairs. the current and failure mileages were 77,000. bw
06/19/201181434
 Driving from abilene, tx to padre island, on ih-10 between junction and kerrville, tx. cruise set for 70-71. toped a grade in road, instead of returning to regualr gear transmission quit, speedometer started droping and tachometer reved up to 6,000 rpm. engine ran normally before incident and runs normally after incident; when transmission put in any gear vehicle acts like there is no transmission in it. there was no noise, no fluid leaks spoted, no warning indicators on instrument panel. park position does work will hold vehicle as designed. cost (so far) $640.00 for towing from ih-10 to abilene, tx. estimated cost of repair $750 - $1600. refer to nhtsa case no.'s pe09033 and ea09016 found on the nhtsa web-site. suspect either torque convertor failure or splines on shaft striped. towed in today june 20, 2100 for repairs, so actual cause not known at this time.
06/20/201177000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving 45 mph, the contact stated that she attempted to accelerate forward when the vehicle suddenly stalled without warning. the dealer advised the contact that there was no valid warranty and offered no further assistance. the manufacturer was aware of the failure. the vehicle was taken to a private mechanic who inspected the vehicle and informed the contact that the transmission pump failed and needed to be replaced. the vehicle was awaiting repairs. the current and failure mileages were 77,000. bw
06/19/201181434
 Driving from abilene, tx to padre island, on ih-10 between junction and kerrville, tx. cruise set for 70-71. toped a grade in road, instead of returning to regualr gear transmission quit, speedometer started droping and tachometer reved up to 6,000 rpm. engine ran normally before incident and runs normally after incident; when transmission put in any gear vehicle acts like there is no transmission in it. there was no noise, no fluid leaks spoted, no warning indicators on instrument panel. park position does work will hold vehicle as designed. cost (so far) $640.00 for towing from ih-10 to abilene, tx. estimated cost of repair $750 - $1600. refer to nhtsa case no.'s pe09033 and ea09016 found on the nhtsa web-site. suspect either torque convertor failure or splines on shaft striped. towed in today june 20, 2100 for repairs, so actual cause not known at this time.
06/19/201181434
 Driving from abilene, tx to padre island, on ih-10 between junction and kerrville, tx. cruise set for 70-71. toped a grade in road, instead of returning to regualr gear transmission quit, speedometer started droping and tachometer reved up to 6,000 rpm. engine ran normally before incident and runs normally after incident; when transmission put in any gear vehicle acts like there is no transmission in it. there was no noise, no fluid leaks spoted, no warning indicators on instrument panel. park position does work will hold vehicle as designed. cost (so far) $640.00 for towing from ih-10 to abilene, tx. estimated cost of repair $750 - $1600. refer to nhtsa case no.'s pe09033 and ea09016 found on the nhtsa web-site. suspect either torque convertor failure or splines on shaft striped. towed in today june 20, 2100 for repairs, so actual cause not known at this time.
06/13/2011120000
 2005 ford freestar. driving normally, stopped at traffic light, when light changed to proceed van stalled. started vehicle but would stall once shifted into gear. managed to drive in reverse into a parking lot until tow truck arrived.
06/13/2011120000
 2005 ford freestar. driving normally, stopped at traffic light, when light changed to proceed van stalled. started vehicle but would stall once shifted into gear. managed to drive in reverse into a parking lot until tow truck arrived.
06/13/2011120000
 2005 ford freestar. driving normally, stopped at traffic light, when light changed to proceed van stalled. started vehicle but would stall once shifted into gear. managed to drive in reverse into a parking lot until tow truck arrived.
06/01/2011128794
 Driving in the far left lane of i-75 at approximately 70 mph when the engine rpm's rose and i had to coast across two lanes of traffic to the right shoulder of i-l75. my transmission had went out. i could put the transmission in gear but it would not engage. i could haave been injured or could have injured someone else. the transmission went out without any kind of warning. at this time i have been told that i need to replace the transmission with a new one from the ford dealer because my mechanic said that you cannot rebuild it because you cann't get parts for it.
06/13/2011120000
 2005 ford freestar. driving normally, stopped at traffic light, when light changed to proceed van stalled. started vehicle but would stall once shifted into gear. managed to drive in reverse into a parking lot until tow truck arrived.
06/01/2011128794
 Driving in the far left lane of i-75 at approximately 70 mph when the engine rpm's rose and i had to coast across two lanes of traffic to the right shoulder of i-l75. my transmission had went out. i could put the transmission in gear but it would not engage. i could haave been injured or could have injured someone else. the transmission went out without any kind of warning. at this time i have been told that i need to replace the transmission with a new one from the ford dealer because my mechanic said that you cannot rebuild it because you cann't get parts for it.
09/23/201076172
 When attempting to accelerate from a traffic light the car would not move. the engine reved up but the car did not move. the car blocked traffic until a police officer arrived and pushed the car to the side of the road. fortunately this incident did not cause an accident. the care was towed to a ford dealership wher the transmission/torque converter was replaced at substantial cost.
06/01/2011128794
 Driving in the far left lane of i-75 at approximately 70 mph when the engine rpm's rose and i had to coast across two lanes of traffic to the right shoulder of i-l75. my transmission had went out. i could put the transmission in gear but it would not engage. i could haave been injured or could have injured someone else. the transmission went out without any kind of warning. at this time i have been told that i need to replace the transmission with a new one from the ford dealer because my mechanic said that you cannot rebuild it because you cann't get parts for it.
09/23/201076172
 When attempting to accelerate from a traffic light the car would not move. the engine reved up but the car did not move. the car blocked traffic until a police officer arrived and pushed the car to the side of the road. fortunately this incident did not cause an accident. the care was towed to a ford dealership wher the transmission/torque converter was replaced at substantial cost.
06/01/2011128794
 Driving in the far left lane of i-75 at approximately 70 mph when the engine rpm's rose and i had to coast across two lanes of traffic to the right shoulder of i-l75. my transmission had went out. i could put the transmission in gear but it would not engage. i could haave been injured or could have injured someone else. the transmission went out without any kind of warning. at this time i have been told that i need to replace the transmission with a new one from the ford dealer because my mechanic said that you cannot rebuild it because you cann't get parts for it.
09/23/201076172
 When attempting to accelerate from a traffic light the car would not move. the engine reved up but the car did not move. the car blocked traffic until a police officer arrived and pushed the car to the side of the road. fortunately this incident did not cause an accident. the care was towed to a ford dealership wher the transmission/torque converter was replaced at substantial cost.
06/04/201168000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that at approximately 68,000 miles the vehicle started having problems with the transmission. the contact was traveling 60 mph on the highway when the rpms started to increase. the contact disengaged the cruise control when the vehicle came to a stop. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told that the splines were stripping on the torque converter. the failure and current mileage was 68,000.
09/23/201076172
 When attempting to accelerate from a traffic light the car would not move. the engine reved up but the car did not move. the car blocked traffic until a police officer arrived and pushed the car to the side of the road. fortunately this incident did not cause an accident. the care was towed to a ford dealership wher the transmission/torque converter was replaced at substantial cost.
06/04/201168000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that at approximately 68,000 miles the vehicle started having problems with the transmission. the contact was traveling 60 mph on the highway when the engine started racing. the contact disengaged the cruise control and was come to a stop. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told the splines are stripping on the torque converter. the failure mileage and current mileages were 68,000.rl
06/04/201168000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that at approximately 68,000 miles the vehicle started having problems with the transmission. the contact was traveling 60 mph on the highway when the engine started racing. the contact disengaged the cruise control and was come to a stop. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told the splines are stripping on the torque converter. the failure mileage and current mileages were 68,000.rl
05/13/201166000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford free star. the contact stated he was driving 75 mph when the vehicle gradually slowed down and would not move. the vehicle was towed to a local mechanic and they diagnosed that the tork inverter and transmission failed. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was contacted, but a dealer was not. the failure and current mileage was 66,000. nw
06/04/201168000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that at approximately 68,000 miles the vehicle started having problems with the transmission. the contact was traveling 60 mph on the highway when the engine started racing. the contact disengaged the cruise control and was come to a stop. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told the splines are stripping on the torque converter. the failure mileage and current mileages were 68,000.rl
05/13/201166000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford free star. the contact stated he was driving 75 mph when the vehicle gradually slowed down and would not move. the vehicle was towed to a local mechanic and they diagnosed that the tork inverter and transmission failed. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was contacted, but a dealer was not. the failure and current mileage was 66,000. nw
06/04/201168000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that at approximately 68,000 miles the vehicle started having problems with the transmission. the contact was traveling 60 mph on the highway when the engine started racing. the contact disengaged the cruise control and was come to a stop. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told the splines are stripping on the torque converter. the failure mileage and current mileages were 68,000.rl
05/13/201166000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford free star. the contact stated he was driving 75 mph when the vehicle gradually slowed down and would not move. the vehicle was towed to a local mechanic and they diagnosed that the tork inverter and transmission failed. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was contacted, but a dealer was not. the failure and current mileage was 66,000. nw
05/13/201166000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford free star. the contact stated he was driving 75 mph when the vehicle gradually slowed down and would not move. the vehicle was towed to a local mechanic and they diagnosed that the tork inverter and transmission failed. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was contacted, but a dealer was not. the failure and current mileage was 66,000. nw
05/06/2011130000
 2005 ford freestar 3.9l 130,000 mile. while driving down major state route with my 6 year old in the car my engine just stopped, lost power steering, brakes but was able to pull over on side of road. had to wait two hours for a tow truck to come. after shop inspected, they found the pcm was full of water and had to be replaced. due to the complete loss of power this could have caused a tragic accident if my son and i would not have been able to get off the road.
05/06/2011130000
 2005 ford freestar 3.9l 130,000 mile. while driving down major state route with my 6 year old in the car my engine just stopped, lost power steering, brakes but was able to pull over on side of road. had to wait two hours for a tow truck to come. after shop inspected, they found the pcm was full of water and had to be replaced. due to the complete loss of power this could have caused a tragic accident if my son and i would not have been able to get off the road.
05/06/2011130000
 2005 ford freestar 3.9l 130,000 mile. while driving down major state route with my 6 year old in the car my engine just stopped, lost power steering, brakes but was able to pull over on side of road. had to wait two hours for a tow truck to come. after shop inspected, they found the pcm was full of water and had to be replaced. due to the complete loss of power this could have caused a tragic accident if my son and i would not have been able to get off the road.
05/06/2011130000
 2005 ford freestar 3.9l 130,000 mile. while driving down major state route with my 6 year old in the car my engine just stopped, lost power steering, brakes but was able to pull over on side of road. had to wait two hours for a tow truck to come. after shop inspected, they found the pcm was full of water and had to be replaced. due to the complete loss of power this could have caused a tragic accident if my son and i would not have been able to get off the road.
05/06/2011130000
 2005 ford freestar 3.9l 130,000 mile. while driving down major state route with my 6 year old in the car my engine just stopped, lost power steering, brakes but was able to pull over on side of road. had to wait two hours for a tow truck to come. after shop inspected, they found the pcm was full of water and had to be replaced. due to the complete loss of power this could have caused a tragic accident if my son and i would not have been able to get off the road.
04/11/201174000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that the transmission indicator light illuminated and the vehicle began to lose power. the contact stated that the vehicle would eventually stall and immediately restart but the vehicle would not go into drive or reverse. the vehicle was repaired by having the transmission rebuilt. the failure and current mileage was 74,000.
04/11/201174000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that the transmission indicator light illuminated and the vehicle began to lose power. the contact stated that the vehicle would eventually stall and immediately restart but the vehicle would not go into drive or reverse. the vehicle was repaired by having the transmission rebuilt. the failure and current mileage was 74,000.
04/11/201174000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated the transmission indicator light would come on and the vehicle would start to loose power. the contact stated the vehicle would eventually stall and then start right back up, but the vehicle would go into drive or reverse. the contact stated they had to have the transmission on the vehicle rebuilt. the failure mileage and current mileages were 74,000.rl
04/11/201174000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated the transmission indicator light would come on and the vehicle would start to loose power. the contact stated the vehicle would eventually stall and then start right back up, but the vehicle would go into drive or reverse. the contact stated they had to have the transmission on the vehicle rebuilt. the failure mileage and current mileages were 74,000.rl
05/07/2011116176
 On sat. may 7, 2011 my 2005 ford freestar quit while driving 55 mph on an open highway. i lost speed while motor continued running.i pulled off to the side of the road turned off engine restarted fine, but would not move in either drive or reverse. i was stranded going to work. we think it might be the transmission. after reading all the complaints online there are hundreds i want ford to do something about this. someone please do something about this. we don't have the money to fix or even buy another vehicle. now how do i get to work? support a family? after all the complaints why isn't there a recall yet?
05/07/2011116176
 On sat. may 7, 2011 my 2005 ford freestar quit while driving 55 mph on an open highway. i lost speed while motor continued running.i pulled off to the side of the road turned off engine restarted fine, but would not move in either drive or reverse. i was stranded going to work. we think it might be the transmission. after reading all the complaints online there are hundreds i want ford to do something about this. someone please do something about this. we don't have the money to fix or even buy another vehicle. now how do i get to work? support a family? after all the complaints why isn't there a recall yet?
05/07/2011116176
 On sat. may 7, 2011 my 2005 ford freestar quit while driving 55 mph on an open highway. i lost speed while motor continued running.i pulled off to the side of the road turned off engine restarted fine, but would not move in either drive or reverse. i was stranded going to work. we think it might be the transmission. after reading all the complaints online there are hundreds i want ford to do something about this. someone please do something about this. we don't have the money to fix or even buy another vehicle. now how do i get to work? support a family? after all the complaints why isn't there a recall yet?
05/07/2011116176
 On sat. may 7, 2011 my 2005 ford freestar quit while driving 55 mph on an open highway. i lost speed while motor continued running.i pulled off to the side of the road turned off engine restarted fine, but would not move in either drive or reverse. i was stranded going to work. we think it might be the transmission. after reading all the complaints online there are hundreds i want ford to do something about this. someone please do something about this. we don't have the money to fix or even buy another vehicle. now how do i get to work? support a family? after all the complaints why isn't there a recall yet?
05/07/2011116176
 On sat. may 7, 2011 my 2005 ford freestar quit while driving 55 mph on an open highway. i lost speed while motor continued running.i pulled off to the side of the road turned off engine restarted fine, but would not move in either drive or reverse. i was stranded going to work. we think it might be the transmission. after reading all the complaints online there are hundreds i want ford to do something about this. someone please do something about this. we don't have the money to fix or even buy another vehicle. now how do i get to work? support a family? after all the complaints why isn't there a recall yet?
04/21/201167200
 2005 ford freestar required transmission rebuild due to torque convertor splines damaging cluthches and gears.
04/21/201167200
 2005 ford freestar required transmission rebuild due to torque convertor splines damaging cluthches and gears.
04/21/201167200
 2005 ford freestar required transmission rebuild due to torque convertor splines damaging cluthches and gears.
04/21/201167200
 2005 ford freestar required transmission rebuild due to torque convertor splines damaging cluthches and gears.
04/07/2011140000
 Hello, while driving my 2005 ford freestar on the nys thruway at 65mph the engine started revving and the car was not moving forward. i became frightened as cars and trucks began flying by as i was unable to move. fortunately i was able to slip into an opening in the traffic and pulled my car onto the shoulder. it scares me to think of the various situations that a terrible accident could have occurred had i not been lucky enough to move the car off the road. i had to have the car towed to a shop and unable to repair at that shop have the car moved to my house where it now sits. i just had a mechanic look at the vehicle with his computer and i was given a 3 choice range of options from $1100 for torque converter and shaft to $3100 for a transmission replacement. when i make a decision i would be able to arrange to have the parts saved.
04/07/2011140000
 Hello, while driving my 2005 ford freestar on the nys thruway at 65mph the engine started revving and the car was not moving forward. i became frightened as cars and trucks began flying by as i was unable to move. fortunately i was able to slip into an opening in the traffic and pulled my car onto the shoulder. it scares me to think of the various situations that a terrible accident could have occurred had i not been lucky enough to move the car off the road. i had to have the car towed to a shop and unable to repair at that shop have the car moved to my house where it now sits. i just had a mechanic look at the vehicle with his computer and i was given a 3 choice range of options from $1100 for torque converter and shaft to $3100 for a transmission replacement. when i make a decision i would be able to arrange to have the parts saved.
04/07/2011140000
 Hello, while driving my 2005 ford freestar on the nys thruway at 65mph the engine started revving and the car was not moving forward. i became frightened as cars and trucks began flying by as i was unable to move. fortunately i was able to slip into an opening in the traffic and pulled my car onto the shoulder. it scares me to think of the various situations that a terrible accident could have occurred had i not been lucky enough to move the car off the road. i had to have the car towed to a shop and unable to repair at that shop have the car moved to my house where it now sits. i just had a mechanic look at the vehicle with his computer and i was given a 3 choice range of options from $1100 for torque converter and shaft to $3100 for a transmission replacement. when i make a decision i would be able to arrange to have the parts saved.
04/07/2011140000
 Hello, while driving my 2005 ford freestar on the nys thruway at 65mph the engine started revving and the car was not moving forward. i became frightened as cars and trucks began flying by as i was unable to move. fortunately i was able to slip into an opening in the traffic and pulled my car onto the shoulder. it scares me to think of the various situations that a terrible accident could have occurred had i not been lucky enough to move the car off the road. i had to have the car towed to a shop and unable to repair at that shop have the car moved to my house where it now sits. i just had a mechanic look at the vehicle with his computer and i was given a 3 choice range of options from $1100 for torque converter and shaft to $3100 for a transmission replacement. when i make a decision i would be able to arrange to have the parts saved.
04/16/201196000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that the vehicle would shift into neutral abnormally while driving at any speed. the vehicle was towed to the dealer who diagnosed that there was water in the power train control module and that it would need replacing. the manufacturer was contacted who filed a claim but provided no further assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was not available. the failure and current mileage was 96,000.
04/16/201196000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that the vehicle would shift into neutral abnormally while driving at any speed. the vehicle was towed to the dealer who diagnosed that there was water in the power train control module and that it would need replacing. the manufacturer was contacted who filed a claim but provided no further assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was not available. the failure and current mileage was 96,000.
04/20/201194154
 The brunswick county department of social services owns a 2005 ford freestar van. on april 20, 2011 five agency staff traveling on interstate 95 north to a meeting traveling at a speed of 75mph experienced a sudden failure of power causing the vehicle to slow down eventually stopping. the driver immediately move to the shoulder iat which the vehilce would not restart. the vehicle has been transported via tow truck to a local automotive repair shop for transmission failure
04/16/201196000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that the vehicle would shift into neutral abnormally while driving at any speed. the vehicle was towed to the dealer who diagnosed that there was water in the power train control module and that it would need replacing. the manufacturer was contacted who filed a claim but provided no further assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was not available. the failure and current mileage was 96,000.
04/20/201194154
 The brunswick county department of social services owns a 2005 ford freestar van. on april 20, 2011 five agency staff traveling on interstate 95 north to a meeting traveling at a speed of 75mph experienced a sudden failure of power causing the vehicle to slow down eventually stopping. the driver immediately move to the shoulder iat which the vehilce would not restart. the vehicle has been transported via tow truck to a local automotive repair shop for transmission failure
04/16/201196000
 Tl - the contact 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that while driving the vehicle would shift into neutral. the vehicle was towed to a dealer who diagnosed that there was water in the power train controller module and it needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was contacted who filed a report and referred him to nhtsa. the vehicle identification number was not available. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 96,000. pm
04/20/201194154
 The brunswick county department of social services owns a 2005 ford freestar van. on april 20, 2011 five agency staff traveling on interstate 95 north to a meeting traveling at a speed of 75mph experienced a sudden failure of power causing the vehicle to slow down eventually stopping. the driver immediately move to the shoulder iat which the vehilce would not restart. the vehicle has been transported via tow truck to a local automotive repair shop for transmission failure
04/15/2011154410
 Driving at 25 miles per hour and i turned the corner and lost all motive power. the motor ran fine but the van had no gears forward or reverse. there was no indiction of a problem, i didn't see or hear anything and no check engine light came on. this is the first time it has happened. a mechanic told me the torque converter output shaft would need to be replaced and the transmission rebuilt.
04/15/201155600
 I own a 2005 ford freestar with 55,000 miles on it that i bought new . but on april 15 2011 as i drove down the road at about 30pmh i suddenly had no power of forward motion. i was heading to a hill . not knowing what was happening a hit the brakes to stop and pull over to the side of the road. the car behind me was forced to go around me in the other lane. thankfully nobody was coming up the hill. i tried to put the van into reverse to see if it worked but it was like being in neutral. the van started rolling down the hill again. the motor would race no matter what gear i put the van in. i had the van towed to transmission shop were i was told that they had heard of this problem. he asked if where were any signs of a problem prior to this. which there were not. he told me that the torque converter output splines were sheared off and the transmission had to be rebuilt. that would cost about 2,300.00 and take a week. now he is going to save the parts for me so i can see what happenedto them. i would like to see if ford will take responsibility for this defect because it dosen't happen on every van made but is happening on a select few years. maybe it was a bad match of parts ,but i don't think that we should have to pay for that problem.
04/03/201185000
 Vehicle was operating in normal manner in traffic. suddenly all drive power to the wheels was lost. there was no warning at all from a sound to any shudder from the vehicle. sudden loss of propulsion very dangerous in traffic moving 50 mph. engine never stalled or died. driver was able to manuever vehicle from fast lane to a parking lot entrance and stop vehicle. engine runs fine, brakes no issue; however, the van will not move in any gear. the transmission never engages while shifting on the steering column. there is absolutely no fluid leakage or smoke from the transmission. van was towed to a transmission repair facility. torque converter and pump were replaced. total charges of about $1000 for the work. service manager at bill collins ford denied knowing of any issues with the transmission. while i was talking to him two customers arrived to pick up vehicle with exactly the same problem and similar occurrence of loss of power in traffic. his explanation was coincidence, yet this torque converter / transmission is stocked at a much higher than normal level in the parts department due to high demand per the service desk tech.
04/20/201194154
 The brunswick county department of social services owns a 2005 ford freestar van. on april 20, 2011 five agency staff traveling on interstate 95 north to a meeting traveling at a speed of 75mph experienced a sudden failure of power causing the vehicle to slow down eventually stopping. the driver immediately move to the shoulder iat which the vehilce would not restart. the vehicle has been transported via tow truck to a local automotive repair shop for transmission failure
04/15/2011154410
 Driving at 25 miles per hour and i turned the corner and lost all motive power. the motor ran fine but the van had no gears forward or reverse. there was no indiction of a problem, i didn't see or hear anything and no check engine light came on. this is the first time it has happened. a mechanic told me the torque converter output shaft would need to be replaced and the transmission rebuilt.
04/15/201155600
 I own a 2005 ford freestar with 55,000 miles on it that i bought new . but on april 15 2011 as i drove down the road at about 30pmh i suddenly had no power of forward motion. i was heading to a hill . not knowing what was happening a hit the brakes to stop and pull over to the side of the road. the car behind me was forced to go around me in the other lane. thankfully nobody was coming up the hill. i tried to put the van into reverse to see if it worked but it was like being in neutral. the van started rolling down the hill again. the motor would race no matter what gear i put the van in. i had the van towed to transmission shop were i was told that they had heard of this problem. he asked if where were any signs of a problem prior to this. which there were not. he told me that the torque converter output splines were sheared off and the transmission had to be rebuilt. that would cost about 2,300.00 and take a week. now he is going to save the parts for me so i can see what happenedto them. i would like to see if ford will take responsibility for this defect because it dosen't happen on every van made but is happening on a select few years. maybe it was a bad match of parts ,but i don't think that we should have to pay for that problem.
04/03/201185000
 Vehicle was operating in normal manner in traffic. suddenly all drive power to the wheels was lost. there was no warning at all from a sound to any shudder from the vehicle. sudden loss of propulsion very dangerous in traffic moving 50 mph. engine never stalled or died. driver was able to manuever vehicle from fast lane to a parking lot entrance and stop vehicle. engine runs fine, brakes no issue; however, the van will not move in any gear. the transmission never engages while shifting on the steering column. there is absolutely no fluid leakage or smoke from the transmission. van was towed to a transmission repair facility. torque converter and pump were replaced. total charges of about $1000 for the work. service manager at bill collins ford denied knowing of any issues with the transmission. while i was talking to him two customers arrived to pick up vehicle with exactly the same problem and similar occurrence of loss of power in traffic. his explanation was coincidence, yet this torque converter / transmission is stocked at a much higher than normal level in the parts department due to high demand per the service desk tech.
04/15/2011154410
 Driving at 25 miles per hour and i turned the corner and lost all motive power. the motor ran fine but the van had no gears forward or reverse. there was no indiction of a problem, i didn't see or hear anything and no check engine light came on. this is the first time it has happened. a mechanic told me the torque converter output shaft would need to be replaced and the transmission rebuilt.
04/15/201155600
 I own a 2005 ford freestar with 55,000 miles on it that i bought new . but on april 15 2011 as i drove down the road at about 30pmh i suddenly had no power of forward motion. i was heading to a hill . not knowing what was happening a hit the brakes to stop and pull over to the side of the road. the car behind me was forced to go around me in the other lane. thankfully nobody was coming up the hill. i tried to put the van into reverse to see if it worked but it was like being in neutral. the van started rolling down the hill again. the motor would race no matter what gear i put the van in. i had the van towed to transmission shop were i was told that they had heard of this problem. he asked if where were any signs of a problem prior to this. which there were not. he told me that the torque converter output splines were sheared off and the transmission had to be rebuilt. that would cost about 2,300.00 and take a week. now he is going to save the parts for me so i can see what happenedto them. i would like to see if ford will take responsibility for this defect because it dosen't happen on every van made but is happening on a select few years. maybe it was a bad match of parts ,but i don't think that we should have to pay for that problem.
04/03/201185000
 Vehicle was operating in normal manner in traffic. suddenly all drive power to the wheels was lost. there was no warning at all from a sound to any shudder from the vehicle. sudden loss of propulsion very dangerous in traffic moving 50 mph. engine never stalled or died. driver was able to manuever vehicle from fast lane to a parking lot entrance and stop vehicle. engine runs fine, brakes no issue; however, the van will not move in any gear. the transmission never engages while shifting on the steering column. there is absolutely no fluid leakage or smoke from the transmission. van was towed to a transmission repair facility. torque converter and pump were replaced. total charges of about $1000 for the work. service manager at bill collins ford denied knowing of any issues with the transmission. while i was talking to him two customers arrived to pick up vehicle with exactly the same problem and similar occurrence of loss of power in traffic. his explanation was coincidence, yet this torque converter / transmission is stocked at a much higher than normal level in the parts department due to high demand per the service desk tech.
04/15/2011154410
 Driving at 25 miles per hour and i turned the corner and lost all motive power. the motor ran fine but the van had no gears forward or reverse. there was no indiction of a problem, i didn't see or hear anything and no check engine light came on. this is the first time it has happened. a mechanic told me the torque converter output shaft would need to be replaced and the transmission rebuilt.
04/15/201155600
 I own a 2005 ford freestar with 55,000 miles on it that i bought new . but on april 15 2011 as i drove down the road at about 30pmh i suddenly had no power of forward motion. i was heading to a hill . not knowing what was happening a hit the brakes to stop and pull over to the side of the road. the car behind me was forced to go around me in the other lane. thankfully nobody was coming up the hill. i tried to put the van into reverse to see if it worked but it was like being in neutral. the van started rolling down the hill again. the motor would race no matter what gear i put the van in. i had the van towed to transmission shop were i was told that they had heard of this problem. he asked if where were any signs of a problem prior to this. which there were not. he told me that the torque converter output splines were sheared off and the transmission had to be rebuilt. that would cost about 2,300.00 and take a week. now he is going to save the parts for me so i can see what happenedto them. i would like to see if ford will take responsibility for this defect because it dosen't happen on every van made but is happening on a select few years. maybe it was a bad match of parts ,but i don't think that we should have to pay for that problem.
04/03/201185000
 Vehicle was operating in normal manner in traffic. suddenly all drive power to the wheels was lost. there was no warning at all from a sound to any shudder from the vehicle. sudden loss of propulsion very dangerous in traffic moving 50 mph. engine never stalled or died. driver was able to manuever vehicle from fast lane to a parking lot entrance and stop vehicle. engine runs fine, brakes no issue; however, the van will not move in any gear. the transmission never engages while shifting on the steering column. there is absolutely no fluid leakage or smoke from the transmission. van was towed to a transmission repair facility. torque converter and pump were replaced. total charges of about $1000 for the work. service manager at bill collins ford denied knowing of any issues with the transmission. while i was talking to him two customers arrived to pick up vehicle with exactly the same problem and similar occurrence of loss of power in traffic. his explanation was coincidence, yet this torque converter / transmission is stocked at a much higher than normal level in the parts department due to high demand per the service desk tech.
03/25/201155800
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact was driving approximately 25-30 mph when the vehicle experienced a loss of power. the accelerator was engaged yet the vehicle did not respond. the vehicle was later towed to a local mechanic shop where she was advised that the transmission needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired with a re-manufactured transmission from the manufacturer. the failure mileage was 55,800 and the current mileage was 55,942.
03/25/201155800
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact was driving approximately 25-30 mph when the vehicle experienced a loss of power. the accelerator was engaged yet the vehicle did not respond. the vehicle was later towed to a local mechanic shop where she was advised that the transmission needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired with a re-manufactured transmission from the manufacturer. the failure mileage was 55,800 and the current mileage was 55,942.
03/25/201155800
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact was driving approximately 25-30 mph when the vehicle experienced a loss of power. the accelerator was engaged yet the vehicle did not respond. the vehicle was later towed to a local mechanic shop where she was advised that the transmission needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired with a re-manufactured transmission from the manufacturer. the failure mileage was 55,800 and the current mileage was 55,942.
03/04/201122300
 Vehicle stopped having any forward and very limited backward power in my driveway. there was no warning and the vehicle had only 23,000 miles. there was no warning or previous indication of a problem. no transmission leaks, the fluid was a normal color. the transmission had to be rebuilt.
03/25/201155800
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact was driving approximately 25-30 mph when the vehicle experienced a loss of power. the accelerator was engaged yet the vehicle did not respond. the vehicle was later towed to a local mechanic shop where she was advised that the transmission needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired with a re-manufactured transmission from the manufacturer. the failure mileage was 55,800 and the current mileage was 55,942.
03/04/201122300
 Vehicle stopped having any forward and very limited backward power in my driveway. there was no warning and the vehicle had only 23,000 miles. there was no warning or previous indication of a problem. no transmission leaks, the fluid was a normal color. the transmission had to be rebuilt.
03/04/201122300
 Vehicle stopped having any forward and very limited backward power in my driveway. there was no warning and the vehicle had only 23,000 miles. there was no warning or previous indication of a problem. no transmission leaks, the fluid was a normal color. the transmission had to be rebuilt.
03/04/201122300
 Vehicle stopped having any forward and very limited backward power in my driveway. there was no warning and the vehicle had only 23,000 miles. there was no warning or previous indication of a problem. no transmission leaks, the fluid was a normal color. the transmission had to be rebuilt.
03/04/201122300
 Vehicle stopped having any forward and very limited backward power in my driveway. there was no warning and the vehicle had only 23,000 miles. there was no warning or previous indication of a problem. no transmission leaks, the fluid was a normal color. the transmission had to be rebuilt.
03/04/201122300
 Vehicle stopped having any forward and very limited backward power in my driveway. there was no warning and the vehicle had only 23,000 miles. there was no warning or previous indication of a problem. no transmission leaks, the fluid was a normal color. the transmission had to be rebuilt.
03/31/201154000
 Our 2005 ford freestar ltd minivan has experienced sudden loss of power symptomatic of a transmission failure, which no warning or signs of a pending failure. this occurred while my wife was driving, and although it did not result in an accident or serious incident, it could have. the van has been taken to a local mechanic shop for diagnosis and repairs. the symptoms experienced seem very similar to those articulated by others in a pending nhtsa investigation of faulty torque converter input shaft splines on this model year vehicle.
03/29/2011153000
 My wife was taking my kids to school when she pulled out of our drive way and drove about a 1/2 mile and the car just stopped going forward. she tried pushing the gas and they engine just revs up. luckily a neighbor was coming up and took her home. we you start the car it will not go into gear. it won
03/31/201154000
 Our 2005 ford freestar ltd minivan has experienced sudden loss of power symptomatic of a transmission failure, which no warning or signs of a pending failure. this occurred while my wife was driving, and although it did not result in an accident or serious incident, it could have. the van has been taken to a local mechanic shop for diagnosis and repairs. the symptoms experienced seem very similar to those articulated by others in a pending nhtsa investigation of faulty torque converter input shaft splines on this model year vehicle.
03/29/2011153000
 My wife was taking my kids to school when she pulled out of our drive way and drove about a 1/2 mile and the car just stopped going forward. she tried pushing the gas and they engine just revs up. luckily a neighbor was coming up and took her home. we you start the car it will not go into gear. it won
03/31/201154000
 Our 2005 ford freestar ltd minivan has experienced sudden loss of power symptomatic of a transmission failure, which no warning or signs of a pending failure. this occurred while my wife was driving, and although it did not result in an accident or serious incident, it could have. the van has been taken to a local mechanic shop for diagnosis and repairs. the symptoms experienced seem very similar to those articulated by others in a pending nhtsa investigation of faulty torque converter input shaft splines on this model year vehicle.
03/29/2011153000
 My wife was taking my kids to school when she pulled out of our drive way and drove about a 1/2 mile and the car just stopped going forward. she tried pushing the gas and they engine just revs up. luckily a neighbor was coming up and took her home. we you start the car it will not go into gear. it won
03/31/201154000
 Our 2005 ford freestar ltd minivan has experienced sudden loss of power symptomatic of a transmission failure, which no warning or signs of a pending failure. this occurred while my wife was driving, and although it did not result in an accident or serious incident, it could have. the van has been taken to a local mechanic shop for diagnosis and repairs. the symptoms experienced seem very similar to those articulated by others in a pending nhtsa investigation of faulty torque converter input shaft splines on this model year vehicle.
03/29/2011153000
 My wife was taking my kids to school when she pulled out of our drive way and drove about a 1/2 mile and the car just stopped going forward. she tried pushing the gas and they engine just revs up. luckily a neighbor was coming up and took her home. we you start the car it will not go into gear. it won
03/15/201186000
 My wife was on the interstate with my 2 and 4 year old traveling 70 mph today(3/15/11). van lost power to transmission and thankfully she was able to reach the safety of the shoulder by way of dodging to semi trucks coming up fast behind her. van is at the dealership now to figure out what has caused the failure of power. i have read about all of the issues other owners are having and find this very dangerous and disturbing. something needs tp be done by ford to rectify the issue.
03/15/201186000
 My wife was on the interstate with my 2 and 4 year old traveling 70 mph today(3/15/11). van lost power to transmission and thankfully she was able to reach the safety of the shoulder by way of dodging to semi trucks coming up fast behind her. van is at the dealership now to figure out what has caused the failure of power. i have read about all of the issues other owners are having and find this very dangerous and disturbing. something needs tp be done by ford to rectify the issue.
01/05/201183230
 I have a 2005 ford freestar. we bought it in 2008 and enjoyed driving it all over texas but the rear brakes have always has made a moaning sound no matter what is replaced and the front brakes rattle. dec 2010 replaced the water pump, alternator, ilder pulley and belt tensioner before i found the solution on youtube that it was the camshaft sychronizer that was making a shrieking noise. then without warning three weeks later the transmission complelety failed at a traffic signal 83230 miles, left my wife standed in rush hour traffic luckily it wasnt at night or my kids in the van. no cause could be determined by mechanic other than tranny pan was full of metal and had to be completely rebuilt for $2000. i have owned an f150, aerostar, and explorer all went over 180,000 miles and still working when i sold them. the freestar has been a let down. next minivan will be nissan or toyota. hopefully ford will recall the tranny on these van since most of the comments i have read experince tranny failure around 80k miles hopefully no one get hurt because of it.
03/15/201186000
 My wife was on the interstate with my 2 and 4 year old traveling 70 mph today(3/15/11). van lost power to transmission and thankfully she was able to reach the safety of the shoulder by way of dodging to semi trucks coming up fast behind her. van is at the dealership now to figure out what has caused the failure of power. i have read about all of the issues other owners are having and find this very dangerous and disturbing. something needs tp be done by ford to rectify the issue.
01/05/201183230
 I have a 2005 ford freestar. we bought it in 2008 and enjoyed driving it all over texas but the rear brakes have always has made a moaning sound no matter what is replaced and the front brakes rattle. dec 2010 replaced the water pump, alternator, ilder pulley and belt tensioner before i found the solution on youtube that it was the camshaft sychronizer that was making a shrieking noise. then without warning three weeks later the transmission complelety failed at a traffic signal 83230 miles, left my wife standed in rush hour traffic luckily it wasnt at night or my kids in the van. no cause could be determined by mechanic other than tranny pan was full of metal and had to be completely rebuilt for $2000. i have owned an f150, aerostar, and explorer all went over 180,000 miles and still working when i sold them. the freestar has been a let down. next minivan will be nissan or toyota. hopefully ford will recall the tranny on these van since most of the comments i have read experince tranny failure around 80k miles hopefully no one get hurt because of it.
03/15/201186000
 My wife was on the interstate with my 2 and 4 year old traveling 70 mph today(3/15/11). van lost power to transmission and thankfully she was able to reach the safety of the shoulder by way of dodging to semi trucks coming up fast behind her. van is at the dealership now to figure out what has caused the failure of power. i have read about all of the issues other owners are having and find this very dangerous and disturbing. something needs tp be done by ford to rectify the issue.
01/05/201183230
 I have a 2005 ford freestar. we bought it in 2008 and enjoyed driving it all over texas but the rear brakes have always has made a moaning sound no matter what is replaced and the front brakes rattle. dec 2010 replaced the water pump, alternator, ilder pulley and belt tensioner before i found the solution on youtube that it was the camshaft sychronizer that was making a shrieking noise. then without warning three weeks later the transmission complelety failed at a traffic signal 83230 miles, left my wife standed in rush hour traffic luckily it wasnt at night or my kids in the van. no cause could be determined by mechanic other than tranny pan was full of metal and had to be completely rebuilt for $2000. i have owned an f150, aerostar, and explorer all went over 180,000 miles and still working when i sold them. the freestar has been a let down. next minivan will be nissan or toyota. hopefully ford will recall the tranny on these van since most of the comments i have read experince tranny failure around 80k miles hopefully no one get hurt because of it.
03/08/201171500
 I own a 2005 ford freestar minivan. over the last couple of days i noticed it would shift hard when i put it into drive. then on tuesday, 3/8/11 me and my family was on the highway, my husband driving, and noticed the van would not shift into 3rd gear. we pulled over and checked transmission fluid and added just a bit. we then started driving again and then the van would not shift into 2nd gear. we were able to get it to a mechanic and was advised that the transmission needed to be either replaced or rebuilt. we are having it rebuilt with at least $1600 or more expense.
01/05/201183230
 I have a 2005 ford freestar. we bought it in 2008 and enjoyed driving it all over texas but the rear brakes have always has made a moaning sound no matter what is replaced and the front brakes rattle. dec 2010 replaced the water pump, alternator, ilder pulley and belt tensioner before i found the solution on youtube that it was the camshaft sychronizer that was making a shrieking noise. then without warning three weeks later the transmission complelety failed at a traffic signal 83230 miles, left my wife standed in rush hour traffic luckily it wasnt at night or my kids in the van. no cause could be determined by mechanic other than tranny pan was full of metal and had to be completely rebuilt for $2000. i have owned an f150, aerostar, and explorer all went over 180,000 miles and still working when i sold them. the freestar has been a let down. next minivan will be nissan or toyota. hopefully ford will recall the tranny on these van since most of the comments i have read experince tranny failure around 80k miles hopefully no one get hurt because of it.
03/08/201171500
 I own a 2005 ford freestar minivan. over the last couple of days i noticed it would shift hard when i put it into drive. then on tuesday, 3/8/11 me and my family was on the highway, my husband driving, and noticed the van would not shift into 3rd gear. we pulled over and checked transmission fluid and added just a bit. we then started driving again and then the van would not shift into 2nd gear. we were able to get it to a mechanic and was advised that the transmission needed to be either replaced or rebuilt. we are having it rebuilt with at least $1600 or more expense.
01/05/201183230
 I have a 2005 ford freestar. we bought it in 2008 and enjoyed driving it all over texas but the rear brakes have always has made a moaning sound no matter what is replaced and the front brakes rattle. dec 2010 replaced the water pump, alternator, ilder pulley and belt tensioner before i found the solution on youtube that it was the camshaft sychronizer that was making a shrieking noise. then without warning three weeks later the transmission complelety failed at a traffic signal 83230 miles, left my wife standed in rush hour traffic luckily it wasnt at night or my kids in the van. no cause could be determined by mechanic other than tranny pan was full of metal and had to be completely rebuilt for $2000. i have owned an f150, aerostar, and explorer all went over 180,000 miles and still working when i sold them. the freestar has been a let down. next minivan will be nissan or toyota. hopefully ford will recall the tranny on these van since most of the comments i have read experince tranny failure around 80k miles hopefully no one get hurt because of it.
03/08/201171500
 I own a 2005 ford freestar minivan. over the last couple of days i noticed it would shift hard when i put it into drive. then on tuesday, 3/8/11 me and my family was on the highway, my husband driving, and noticed the van would not shift into 3rd gear. we pulled over and checked transmission fluid and added just a bit. we then started driving again and then the van would not shift into 2nd gear. we were able to get it to a mechanic and was advised that the transmission needed to be either replaced or rebuilt. we are having it rebuilt with at least $1600 or more expense.
03/02/201183000
 The day after a heavy rain, my 2005 ford freestar started stalling out and the engine light coming on. i thought it was a sensor as i had the same problem last year after a heavy rain & took it to the local mechanic who replaced the cam sensor which solved the problem. this time the mechanic said it was the transmission & he could not fix it. we had it towed to the ford dealer we bought it from who confirmed that it is the transmission & will cost us $2,200 to have it fixed. why is such a new, low milage vehicle having this problem? i have been reading many complaints about the transmission on this very same vehicle. why hasn't ford recalled it? we cannot afford this and i need my van. it is so frustrating. especially knowing that i am not the only one having thi problem. isn't there something we can do??? i still owe over $2000 on this van that i expected to last me for years without having to repair the transmission. please help!
02/22/201143309
 My husband was the driver of the vehicle at the time of the problem and he narrates the events below. i was coming out of a baseball game and after a stop sign i started moving out from an intersection turning right with traffic from the left. suddenly, the 2005 freestar made a noise and acelerated (as i had my foot on the gas) and like shifted to neutral gear. i tried to get it in gear again only to notice that it wasstill in drive. i tried to steer it to the side of the road but as i was just moving out didn't roled enough to clear the traffic lane. cars from the left started avoiding me going close to the middle of the two lane road as uncoming traffic homked their horn. regardless of the gear it stood like if in neutral. finally after a while the traffic slowed down so i got out and started to push the van to the side of the road. i had it towed to my house and couple of mechanics that had come by have qouted me over $2000.00 which i cannot afford since i just got a job. i had to rent a car until i can figure out what to do.
03/05/201180939
 We were running some errands on 3/4/11. it was raining . different times i notice a little bit of hestiancy when leaving the malls & pulling away from stoplights & stopsigns. on 3/5/11 we were backing out of our driveway & prceeded to put in drive, van kinda of chug a lug and went maybe 30 ft & stop. restarted van and it would do this all over again. finally after about 5-6 times ,went around the block & parked it in driveway.mileage is 80939. we had trouble like this in jan 2011. had it towed to lynch ford, dealer charged us $150.00 & could not find anythingwrong. maybe because it was inside the dealership & got dried out .mileage approx 77800 back in march 2010, the transmission was doing the same type of thing chug a lgging & then stop.had it towed to a local shop who then had to tow it to the ford dealer. ford did have a recall issue on tcm ,replaced it,the cowl panel & new key fobs.we had to pay for labor due to ford motors fault what supposedly didn't cover. mileage approx 65000 not sure on this. at this time. i believe it is the same trouble again.
03/08/201171500
 I own a 2005 ford freestar minivan. over the last couple of days i noticed it would shift hard when i put it into drive. then on tuesday, 3/8/11 me and my family was on the highway, my husband driving, and noticed the van would not shift into 3rd gear. we pulled over and checked transmission fluid and added just a bit. we then started driving again and then the van would not shift into 2nd gear. we were able to get it to a mechanic and was advised that the transmission needed to be either replaced or rebuilt. we are having it rebuilt with at least $1600 or more expense.
03/02/201183000
 The day after a heavy rain, my 2005 ford freestar started stalling out and the engine light coming on. i thought it was a sensor as i had the same problem last year after a heavy rain & took it to the local mechanic who replaced the cam sensor which solved the problem. this time the mechanic said it was the transmission & he could not fix it. we had it towed to the ford dealer we bought it from who confirmed that it is the transmission & will cost us $2,200 to have it fixed. why is such a new, low milage vehicle having this problem? i have been reading many complaints about the transmission on this very same vehicle. why hasn't ford recalled it? we cannot afford this and i need my van. it is so frustrating. especially knowing that i am not the only one having thi problem. isn't there something we can do??? i still owe over $2000 on this van that i expected to last me for years without having to repair the transmission. please help!
02/22/201143309
 My husband was the driver of the vehicle at the time of the problem and he narrates the events below. i was coming out of a baseball game and after a stop sign i started moving out from an intersection turning right with traffic from the left. suddenly, the 2005 freestar made a noise and acelerated (as i had my foot on the gas) and like shifted to neutral gear. i tried to get it in gear again only to notice that it wasstill in drive. i tried to steer it to the side of the road but as i was just moving out didn't roled enough to clear the traffic lane. cars from the left started avoiding me going close to the middle of the two lane road as uncoming traffic homked their horn. regardless of the gear it stood like if in neutral. finally after a while the traffic slowed down so i got out and started to push the van to the side of the road. i had it towed to my house and couple of mechanics that had come by have qouted me over $2000.00 which i cannot afford since i just got a job. i had to rent a car until i can figure out what to do.
03/05/201180939
 We were running some errands on 3/4/11. it was raining . different times i notice a little bit of hestiancy when leaving the malls & pulling away from stoplights & stopsigns. on 3/5/11 we were backing out of our driveway & prceeded to put in drive, van kinda of chug a lug and went maybe 30 ft & stop. restarted van and it would do this all over again. finally after about 5-6 times ,went around the block & parked it in driveway.mileage is 80939. we had trouble like this in jan 2011. had it towed to lynch ford, dealer charged us $150.00 & could not find anythingwrong. maybe because it was inside the dealership & got dried out .mileage approx 77800 back in march 2010, the transmission was doing the same type of thing chug a lgging & then stop.had it towed to a local shop who then had to tow it to the ford dealer. ford did have a recall issue on tcm ,replaced it,the cowl panel & new key fobs.we had to pay for labor due to ford motors fault what supposedly didn't cover. mileage approx 65000 not sure on this. at this time. i believe it is the same trouble again.
03/02/201183000
 The day after a heavy rain, my 2005 ford freestar started stalling out and the engine light coming on. i thought it was a sensor as i had the same problem last year after a heavy rain & took it to the local mechanic who replaced the cam sensor which solved the problem. this time the mechanic said it was the transmission & he could not fix it. we had it towed to the ford dealer we bought it from who confirmed that it is the transmission & will cost us $2,200 to have it fixed. why is such a new, low milage vehicle having this problem? i have been reading many complaints about the transmission on this very same vehicle. why hasn't ford recalled it? we cannot afford this and i need my van. it is so frustrating. especially knowing that i am not the only one having thi problem. isn't there something we can do??? i still owe over $2000 on this van that i expected to last me for years without having to repair the transmission. please help!
02/22/201143309
 My husband was the driver of the vehicle at the time of the problem and he narrates the events below. i was coming out of a baseball game and after a stop sign i started moving out from an intersection turning right with traffic from the left. suddenly, the 2005 freestar made a noise and acelerated (as i had my foot on the gas) and like shifted to neutral gear. i tried to get it in gear again only to notice that it wasstill in drive. i tried to steer it to the side of the road but as i was just moving out didn't roled enough to clear the traffic lane. cars from the left started avoiding me going close to the middle of the two lane road as uncoming traffic homked their horn. regardless of the gear it stood like if in neutral. finally after a while the traffic slowed down so i got out and started to push the van to the side of the road. i had it towed to my house and couple of mechanics that had come by have qouted me over $2000.00 which i cannot afford since i just got a job. i had to rent a car until i can figure out what to do.
03/05/201180939
 We were running some errands on 3/4/11. it was raining . different times i notice a little bit of hestiancy when leaving the malls & pulling away from stoplights & stopsigns. on 3/5/11 we were backing out of our driveway & prceeded to put in drive, van kinda of chug a lug and went maybe 30 ft & stop. restarted van and it would do this all over again. finally after about 5-6 times ,went around the block & parked it in driveway.mileage is 80939. we had trouble like this in jan 2011. had it towed to lynch ford, dealer charged us $150.00 & could not find anythingwrong. maybe because it was inside the dealership & got dried out .mileage approx 77800 back in march 2010, the transmission was doing the same type of thing chug a lgging & then stop.had it towed to a local shop who then had to tow it to the ford dealer. ford did have a recall issue on tcm ,replaced it,the cowl panel & new key fobs.we had to pay for labor due to ford motors fault what supposedly didn't cover. mileage approx 65000 not sure on this. at this time. i believe it is the same trouble again.
02/27/201177069
 Driving on interstate at 75 mph with cruise control on, engine rpm rapidly increased and vehicle slowed in speed. cruise control was disengaged, depressing the accelerator caused an increase in rpm, but vehicle had no motive power. pulledto shoulder of interstate, vehicle would not move in any gear. towed for repairs-cause of failure attributed to torque converter current milage-77069. parts required to effect repairs-torque converter overhaul kit, bushing kit, outside diameter band, pump rotor kit, clutch completer
03/02/201183000
 The day after a heavy rain, my 2005 ford freestar started stalling out and the engine light coming on. i thought it was a sensor as i had the same problem last year after a heavy rain & took it to the local mechanic who replaced the cam sensor which solved the problem. this time the mechanic said it was the transmission & he could not fix it. we had it towed to the ford dealer we bought it from who confirmed that it is the transmission & will cost us $2,200 to have it fixed. why is such a new, low milage vehicle having this problem? i have been reading many complaints about the transmission on this very same vehicle. why hasn't ford recalled it? we cannot afford this and i need my van. it is so frustrating. especially knowing that i am not the only one having thi problem. isn't there something we can do??? i still owe over $2000 on this van that i expected to last me for years without having to repair the transmission. please help!
02/22/201143309
 My husband was the driver of the vehicle at the time of the problem and he narrates the events below. i was coming out of a baseball game and after a stop sign i started moving out from an intersection turning right with traffic from the left. suddenly, the 2005 freestar made a noise and acelerated (as i had my foot on the gas) and like shifted to neutral gear. i tried to get it in gear again only to notice that it wasstill in drive. i tried to steer it to the side of the road but as i was just moving out didn't roled enough to clear the traffic lane. cars from the left started avoiding me going close to the middle of the two lane road as uncoming traffic homked their horn. regardless of the gear it stood like if in neutral. finally after a while the traffic slowed down so i got out and started to push the van to the side of the road. i had it towed to my house and couple of mechanics that had come by have qouted me over $2000.00 which i cannot afford since i just got a job. i had to rent a car until i can figure out what to do.
03/05/201180939
 We were running some errands on 3/4/11. it was raining . different times i notice a little bit of hestiancy when leaving the malls & pulling away from stoplights & stopsigns. on 3/5/11 we were backing out of our driveway & prceeded to put in drive, van kinda of chug a lug and went maybe 30 ft & stop. restarted van and it would do this all over again. finally after about 5-6 times ,went around the block & parked it in driveway.mileage is 80939. we had trouble like this in jan 2011. had it towed to lynch ford, dealer charged us $150.00 & could not find anythingwrong. maybe because it was inside the dealership & got dried out .mileage approx 77800 back in march 2010, the transmission was doing the same type of thing chug a lgging & then stop.had it towed to a local shop who then had to tow it to the ford dealer. ford did have a recall issue on tcm ,replaced it,the cowl panel & new key fobs.we had to pay for labor due to ford motors fault what supposedly didn't cover. mileage approx 65000 not sure on this. at this time. i believe it is the same trouble again.
02/27/201177069
 Driving on interstate at 75 mph with cruise control on, engine rpm rapidly increased and vehicle slowed in speed. cruise control was disengaged, depressing the accelerator caused an increase in rpm, but vehicle had no motive power. pulledto shoulder of interstate, vehicle would not move in any gear. towed for repairs-cause of failure attributed to torque converter current milage-77069. parts required to effect repairs-torque converter overhaul kit, bushing kit, outside diameter band, pump rotor kit, clutch completer
03/02/201183000
 The day after a heavy rain, my 2005 ford freestar started stalling out and the engine light coming on. i thought it was a sensor as i had the same problem last year after a heavy rain & took it to the local mechanic who replaced the cam sensor which solved the problem. this time the mechanic said it was the transmission & he could not fix it. we had it towed to the ford dealer we bought it from who confirmed that it is the transmission & will cost us $2,200 to have it fixed. why is such a new, low milage vehicle having this problem? i have been reading many complaints about the transmission on this very same vehicle. why hasn't ford recalled it? we cannot afford this and i need my van. it is so frustrating. especially knowing that i am not the only one having thi problem. isn't there something we can do??? i still owe over $2000 on this van that i expected to last me for years without having to repair the transmission. please help!
02/22/201143309
 My husband was the driver of the vehicle at the time of the problem and he narrates the events below. i was coming out of a baseball game and after a stop sign i started moving out from an intersection turning right with traffic from the left. suddenly, the 2005 freestar made a noise and acelerated (as i had my foot on the gas) and like shifted to neutral gear. i tried to get it in gear again only to notice that it wasstill in drive. i tried to steer it to the side of the road but as i was just moving out didn't roled enough to clear the traffic lane. cars from the left started avoiding me going close to the middle of the two lane road as uncoming traffic homked their horn. regardless of the gear it stood like if in neutral. finally after a while the traffic slowed down so i got out and started to push the van to the side of the road. i had it towed to my house and couple of mechanics that had come by have qouted me over $2000.00 which i cannot afford since i just got a job. i had to rent a car until i can figure out what to do.
03/05/201180939
 We were running some errands on 3/4/11. it was raining . different times i notice a little bit of hestiancy when leaving the malls & pulling away from stoplights & stopsigns. on 3/5/11 we were backing out of our driveway & prceeded to put in drive, van kinda of chug a lug and went maybe 30 ft & stop. restarted van and it would do this all over again. finally after about 5-6 times ,went around the block & parked it in driveway.mileage is 80939. we had trouble like this in jan 2011. had it towed to lynch ford, dealer charged us $150.00 & could not find anythingwrong. maybe because it was inside the dealership & got dried out .mileage approx 77800 back in march 2010, the transmission was doing the same type of thing chug a lgging & then stop.had it towed to a local shop who then had to tow it to the ford dealer. ford did have a recall issue on tcm ,replaced it,the cowl panel & new key fobs.we had to pay for labor due to ford motors fault what supposedly didn't cover. mileage approx 65000 not sure on this. at this time. i believe it is the same trouble again.
02/27/201177069
 Driving on interstate at 75 mph with cruise control on, engine rpm rapidly increased and vehicle slowed in speed. cruise control was disengaged, depressing the accelerator caused an increase in rpm, but vehicle had no motive power. pulledto shoulder of interstate, vehicle would not move in any gear. towed for repairs-cause of failure attributed to torque converter current milage-77069. parts required to effect repairs-torque converter overhaul kit, bushing kit, outside diameter band, pump rotor kit, clutch completer
02/24/201172082
 I purchased my 2005 ford freestar new and with 72,082 miles i had to have the torque converter, banner kit, hardened pump shaft with pump gears replaced. we were accelerating from a stop and felt a thump like we had run over something. prior to that the van would shake at 30 to 40 miles per hour. the cost of the repairs were $14450. the repair shop stated that the transmissions in the freestar's are not built for van's. 72000 miles is to low for something like the transmission to have to be repair. this is a major problem and needs to be addressed by ford
02/22/201143309
 My husband was the driver of the vehicle at the time of the problem and he narrates the events below. i was coming out of a baseball game and after a stop sign i started moving out from an intersection turning right with traffic from the left. suddenly, the 2005 freestar made a noise and acelerated (as i had my foot on the gas) and like shifted to neutral gear. i tried to get it in gear again only to notice that it wasstill in drive. i tried to steer it to the side of the road but as i was just moving out didn't roled enough to clear the traffic lane. cars from the left started avoiding me going close to the middle of the two lane road as uncoming traffic homked their horn. regardless of the gear it stood like if in neutral. finally after a while the traffic slowed down so i got out and started to push the van to the side of the road. i had it towed to my house and couple of mechanics that had come by have qouted me over $2000.00 which i cannot afford since i just got a job. i had to rent a car until i can figure out what to do.
03/05/201180939
 We were running some errands on 3/4/11. it was raining . different times i notice a little bit of hestiancy when leaving the malls & pulling away from stoplights & stopsigns. on 3/5/11 we were backing out of our driveway & prceeded to put in drive, van kinda of chug a lug and went maybe 30 ft & stop. restarted van and it would do this all over again. finally after about 5-6 times ,went around the block & parked it in driveway.mileage is 80939. we had trouble like this in jan 2011. had it towed to lynch ford, dealer charged us $150.00 & could not find anythingwrong. maybe because it was inside the dealership & got dried out .mileage approx 77800 back in march 2010, the transmission was doing the same type of thing chug a lgging & then stop.had it towed to a local shop who then had to tow it to the ford dealer. ford did have a recall issue on tcm ,replaced it,the cowl panel & new key fobs.we had to pay for labor due to ford motors fault what supposedly didn't cover. mileage approx 65000 not sure on this. at this time. i believe it is the same trouble again.
02/27/201177069
 Driving on interstate at 75 mph with cruise control on, engine rpm rapidly increased and vehicle slowed in speed. cruise control was disengaged, depressing the accelerator caused an increase in rpm, but vehicle had no motive power. pulledto shoulder of interstate, vehicle would not move in any gear. towed for repairs-cause of failure attributed to torque converter current milage-77069. parts required to effect repairs-torque converter overhaul kit, bushing kit, outside diameter band, pump rotor kit, clutch completer
02/24/201172082
 I purchased my 2005 ford freestar new and with 72,082 miles i had to have the torque converter, banner kit, hardened pump shaft with pump gears replaced. we were accelerating from a stop and felt a thump like we had run over something. prior to that the van would shake at 30 to 40 miles per hour. the cost of the repairs were $14450. the repair shop stated that the transmissions in the freestar's are not built for van's. 72000 miles is to low for something like the transmission to have to be repair. this is a major problem and needs to be addressed by ford
02/14/201188109
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford free star. the contact stated that the transmission failed and was replaced with a rebuilt transmission. within three months, the failure recurred. the vehicle was not further repaired and neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was contacted in regards to the failure. the failure mileage was 88,109.
02/26/2011123000
 First and foremost i am a mother of three and use my van daily taking my daughter to school. this is my second time having to report transmission failure the first being in june/2010 we was driving and without any warning the van's transmission went out we had it fixed in july 19 2010.then again 2/26/2011 i was driving about thirty miles from my home to visit my brother in the hospital i had got word he was not doing well from surgery and i did not make it i heard a noise and felt a surge so i pulled off into a parking lot and called my father that was at the hospital to come and pick my daughter and me up.he checked everything under the hood and did not see a problem.my husband showed up a few hours later in which he heard a noise in the transmisson when he went to put in gear it started rolling there was nothing it had done went out. so we called the wrecker man to come get it we had done spent $45.00,$50.00 and now this cost $90.00 on tow bills. i will not know until later this week what went out. i got on the internet last night and day after day someone is reporting this same problem here we are. in less than a year ours has went out twiced what will it take before ford does something to fix this losing a family member or a whole family. we still owe on our van and with the economy was hoping to pay it off and enjoy life without payments for a while but who knows.i do not feel safe even getting in this vehicle i just feel it will take a death before ford wises up and does something this is so sad i reported my problem in june of last year hoping to get something done and now here we are again 8 months later with reports coming in everyday and nothing is being done. i am contacting other media to try and get word of this unlike toyota trying to say this or that there is too much information about these ford freestar transmissions reports page after page when you put 2005 ford freestar in the search.so why hasn't something been done before it is too late!
02/24/201172082
 I purchased my 2005 ford freestar new and with 72,082 miles i had to have the torque converter, banner kit, hardened pump shaft with pump gears replaced. we were accelerating from a stop and felt a thump like we had run over something. prior to that the van would shake at 30 to 40 miles per hour. the cost of the repairs were $14450. the repair shop stated that the transmissions in the freestar's are not built for van's. 72000 miles is to low for something like the transmission to have to be repair. this is a major problem and needs to be addressed by ford
02/14/201188109
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford free star. the contact stated that the transmission failed and was replaced with a rebuilt transmission. within three months, the failure recurred. the vehicle was not further repaired and neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was contacted in regards to the failure. the failure mileage was 88,109.
02/26/2011123000
 First and foremost i am a mother of three and use my van daily taking my daughter to school. this is my second time having to report transmission failure the first being in june/2010 we was driving and without any warning the van's transmission went out we had it fixed in july 19 2010.then again 2/26/2011 i was driving about thirty miles from my home to visit my brother in the hospital i had got word he was not doing well from surgery and i did not make it i heard a noise and felt a surge so i pulled off into a parking lot and called my father that was at the hospital to come and pick my daughter and me up.he checked everything under the hood and did not see a problem.my husband showed up a few hours later in which he heard a noise in the transmisson when he went to put in gear it started rolling there was nothing it had done went out. so we called the wrecker man to come get it we had done spent $45.00,$50.00 and now this cost $90.00 on tow bills. i will not know until later this week what went out. i got on the internet last night and day after day someone is reporting this same problem here we are. in less than a year ours has went out twiced what will it take before ford does something to fix this losing a family member or a whole family. we still owe on our van and with the economy was hoping to pay it off and enjoy life without payments for a while but who knows.i do not feel safe even getting in this vehicle i just feel it will take a death before ford wises up and does something this is so sad i reported my problem in june of last year hoping to get something done and now here we are again 8 months later with reports coming in everyday and nothing is being done. i am contacting other media to try and get word of this unlike toyota trying to say this or that there is too much information about these ford freestar transmissions reports page after page when you put 2005 ford freestar in the search.so why hasn't something been done before it is too late!
02/24/201172082
 I purchased my 2005 ford freestar new and with 72,082 miles i had to have the torque converter, banner kit, hardened pump shaft with pump gears replaced. we were accelerating from a stop and felt a thump like we had run over something. prior to that the van would shake at 30 to 40 miles per hour. the cost of the repairs were $14450. the repair shop stated that the transmissions in the freestar's are not built for van's. 72000 miles is to low for something like the transmission to have to be repair. this is a major problem and needs to be addressed by ford
02/14/201188109
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford free star. the contact stated that the transmission failed and was replaced with a rebuilt transmission. within three months, the failure recurred. the vehicle was not further repaired and neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was contacted in regards to the failure. the failure mileage was 88,109.
02/26/2011123000
 First and foremost i am a mother of three and use my van daily taking my daughter to school. this is my second time having to report transmission failure the first being in june/2010 we was driving and without any warning the van's transmission went out we had it fixed in july 19 2010.then again 2/26/2011 i was driving about thirty miles from my home to visit my brother in the hospital i had got word he was not doing well from surgery and i did not make it i heard a noise and felt a surge so i pulled off into a parking lot and called my father that was at the hospital to come and pick my daughter and me up.he checked everything under the hood and did not see a problem.my husband showed up a few hours later in which he heard a noise in the transmisson when he went to put in gear it started rolling there was nothing it had done went out. so we called the wrecker man to come get it we had done spent $45.00,$50.00 and now this cost $90.00 on tow bills. i will not know until later this week what went out. i got on the internet last night and day after day someone is reporting this same problem here we are. in less than a year ours has went out twiced what will it take before ford does something to fix this losing a family member or a whole family. we still owe on our van and with the economy was hoping to pay it off and enjoy life without payments for a while but who knows.i do not feel safe even getting in this vehicle i just feel it will take a death before ford wises up and does something this is so sad i reported my problem in june of last year hoping to get something done and now here we are again 8 months later with reports coming in everyday and nothing is being done. i am contacting other media to try and get word of this unlike toyota trying to say this or that there is too much information about these ford freestar transmissions reports page after page when you put 2005 ford freestar in the search.so why hasn't something been done before it is too late!
02/14/201188109
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated the transmission has fail. the vehicle was taken to a transmission center where they rebuilt the transmission with a year 12,000 miles. three months after the repairs the transmission has failed again. the dealer was not contacted. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure mileage was 88,109...mw
02/26/2011123000
 First and foremost i am a mother of three and use my van daily taking my daughter to school. this is my second time having to report transmission failure the first being in june/2010 we was driving and without any warning the van's transmission went out we had it fixed in july 19 2010.then again 2/26/2011 i was driving about thirty miles from my home to visit my brother in the hospital i had got word he was not doing well from surgery and i did not make it i heard a noise and felt a surge so i pulled off into a parking lot and called my father that was at the hospital to come and pick my daughter and me up.he checked everything under the hood and did not see a problem.my husband showed up a few hours later in which he heard a noise in the transmisson when he went to put in gear it started rolling there was nothing it had done went out. so we called the wrecker man to come get it we had done spent $45.00,$50.00 and now this cost $90.00 on tow bills. i will not know until later this week what went out. i got on the internet last night and day after day someone is reporting this same problem here we are. in less than a year ours has went out twiced what will it take before ford does something to fix this losing a family member or a whole family. we still owe on our van and with the economy was hoping to pay it off and enjoy life without payments for a while but who knows.i do not feel safe even getting in this vehicle i just feel it will take a death before ford wises up and does something this is so sad i reported my problem in june of last year hoping to get something done and now here we are again 8 months later with reports coming in everyday and nothing is being done. i am contacting other media to try and get word of this unlike toyota trying to say this or that there is too much information about these ford freestar transmissions reports page after page when you put 2005 ford freestar in the search.so why hasn't something been done before it is too late!
02/26/2011123000
 First and foremost i am a mother of three and use my van daily taking my daughter to school. this is my second time having to report transmission failure the first being in june/2010 we was driving and without any warning the van's transmission went out we had it fixed in july 19 2010.then again 2/26/2011 i was driving about thirty miles from my home to visit my brother in the hospital i had got word he was not doing well from surgery and i did not make it i heard a noise and felt a surge so i pulled off into a parking lot and called my father that was at the hospital to come and pick my daughter and me up.he checked everything under the hood and did not see a problem.my husband showed up a few hours later in which he heard a noise in the transmisson when he went to put in gear it started rolling there was nothing it had done went out. so we called the wrecker man to come get it we had done spent $45.00,$50.00 and now this cost $90.00 on tow bills. i will not know until later this week what went out. i got on the internet last night and day after day someone is reporting this same problem here we are. in less than a year ours has went out twiced what will it take before ford does something to fix this losing a family member or a whole family. we still owe on our van and with the economy was hoping to pay it off and enjoy life without payments for a while but who knows.i do not feel safe even getting in this vehicle i just feel it will take a death before ford wises up and does something this is so sad i reported my problem in june of last year hoping to get something done and now here we are again 8 months later with reports coming in everyday and nothing is being done. i am contacting other media to try and get word of this unlike toyota trying to say this or that there is too much information about these ford freestar transmissions reports page after page when you put 2005 ford freestar in the search.so why hasn't something been done before it is too late!
02/23/201187877
 I was driving my 2005 ford freestar van to work. my trip to work was just like any other day. no problems and worry free. i was at work pulling into my parking place and it was just like someone had put the vehicle in neutral. the vehicle will not move in any gear, or in any direction. this has been an issue for many people now including myself
02/26/2011123000
 First and foremost i am a mother of three and use my van daily taking my daughter to school. this is my second time having to report transmission failure the first being in june/2010 we was driving and without any warning the van's transmission went out we had it fixed in july 19 2010.then again 2/26/2011 i was driving about thirty miles from my home to visit my brother in the hospital i had got word he was not doing well from surgery and i did not make it i heard a noise and felt a surge so i pulled off into a parking lot and called my father that was at the hospital to come and pick my daughter and me up.he checked everything under the hood and did not see a problem.my husband showed up a few hours later in which he heard a noise in the transmisson when he went to put in gear it started rolling there was nothing it had done went out. so we called the wrecker man to come get it we had done spent $45.00,$50.00 and now this cost $90.00 on tow bills. i will not know until later this week what went out. i got on the internet last night and day after day someone is reporting this same problem here we are. in less than a year ours has went out twiced what will it take before ford does something to fix this losing a family member or a whole family. we still owe on our van and with the economy was hoping to pay it off and enjoy life without payments for a while but who knows.i do not feel safe even getting in this vehicle i just feel it will take a death before ford wises up and does something this is so sad i reported my problem in june of last year hoping to get something done and now here we are again 8 months later with reports coming in everyday and nothing is being done. i am contacting other media to try and get word of this unlike toyota trying to say this or that there is too much information about these ford freestar transmissions reports page after page when you put 2005 ford freestar in the search.so why hasn't something been done before it is too late!
02/23/201187877
 I was driving my 2005 ford freestar van to work. my trip to work was just like any other day. no problems and worry free. i was at work pulling into my parking place and it was just like someone had put the vehicle in neutral. the vehicle will not move in any gear, or in any direction. this has been an issue for many people now including myself
02/12/201165000
 I am the original owner of this vehicle,and i have had the same problem occur twice. the first time was at ~30k miles on a local road. the second was at ~65k miles on the interstate. both times i was on a gently increasing slope and suddenly lost drive power. in the first case, i did not have enough speed (~25 mph at failure) and thus time to react to get the vehicle to a safe position. i was forced to glide backward down the slope to get to the side of the road. in the second case, i had enough speed (~70 mph at failure) and the experience from the first time to get the vehicle safely to the breakdown lane before losing momentum. both experiences were very discomforting, as i was carrying two young children. the second time was especially unsettling because it was at night on the interstate in the middle of the winter, not to mention that it was second time with the same symptoms. in both cases, all other engine functions appeared to operate normally. in both cases there was neither forward nor reverse power. i have always had this vehicle repaired and maintained at the dealership where i purchased it new. for the first failure, the dealership diagnosed and repaired the torque converter. they told me that the splines had been stripped off. the second failure happened only a week ago, so it is currently in the shop being repaired. the diagnosis is that the torque converter splines were again stripped and also that the pump needs to be replaced.
02/18/201163000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford free star. the contact noticed that the gear shift selector would not shift into any gear. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and the contact was awaiting a response. the manufacturer will be sending a letter to the local dealer on the contacts behalf. the current and failure mileages were 63,000. bw
02/19/200562665
 2005 ford freestar 62665 miles. transmission went while driving with no warning. after researching this repair will cost between $2500 and $3500 dollars u.s. lost all power control to the vehicle. going up hill started to roll backwards only option was to stop.
02/23/201187877
 I was driving my 2005 ford freestar van to work. my trip to work was just like any other day. no problems and worry free. i was at work pulling into my parking place and it was just like someone had put the vehicle in neutral. the vehicle will not move in any gear, or in any direction. this has been an issue for many people now including myself
02/12/201165000
 I am the original owner of this vehicle,and i have had the same problem occur twice. the first time was at ~30k miles on a local road. the second was at ~65k miles on the interstate. both times i was on a gently increasing slope and suddenly lost drive power. in the first case, i did not have enough speed (~25 mph at failure) and thus time to react to get the vehicle to a safe position. i was forced to glide backward down the slope to get to the side of the road. in the second case, i had enough speed (~70 mph at failure) and the experience from the first time to get the vehicle safely to the breakdown lane before losing momentum. both experiences were very discomforting, as i was carrying two young children. the second time was especially unsettling because it was at night on the interstate in the middle of the winter, not to mention that it was second time with the same symptoms. in both cases, all other engine functions appeared to operate normally. in both cases there was neither forward nor reverse power. i have always had this vehicle repaired and maintained at the dealership where i purchased it new. for the first failure, the dealership diagnosed and repaired the torque converter. they told me that the splines had been stripped off. the second failure happened only a week ago, so it is currently in the shop being repaired. the diagnosis is that the torque converter splines were again stripped and also that the pump needs to be replaced.
02/18/201163000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford free star. the contact noticed that the gear shift selector would not shift into any gear. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and the contact was awaiting a response. the manufacturer will be sending a letter to the local dealer on the contacts behalf. the current and failure mileages were 63,000. bw
02/19/200562665
 2005 ford freestar 62665 miles. transmission went while driving with no warning. after researching this repair will cost between $2500 and $3500 dollars u.s. lost all power control to the vehicle. going up hill started to roll backwards only option was to stop.
02/23/201187877
 I was driving my 2005 ford freestar van to work. my trip to work was just like any other day. no problems and worry free. i was at work pulling into my parking place and it was just like someone had put the vehicle in neutral. the vehicle will not move in any gear, or in any direction. this has been an issue for many people now including myself
02/12/201165000
 I am the original owner of this vehicle,and i have had the same problem occur twice. the first time was at ~30k miles on a local road. the second was at ~65k miles on the interstate. both times i was on a gently increasing slope and suddenly lost drive power. in the first case, i did not have enough speed (~25 mph at failure) and thus time to react to get the vehicle to a safe position. i was forced to glide backward down the slope to get to the side of the road. in the second case, i had enough speed (~70 mph at failure) and the experience from the first time to get the vehicle safely to the breakdown lane before losing momentum. both experiences were very discomforting, as i was carrying two young children. the second time was especially unsettling because it was at night on the interstate in the middle of the winter, not to mention that it was second time with the same symptoms. in both cases, all other engine functions appeared to operate normally. in both cases there was neither forward nor reverse power. i have always had this vehicle repaired and maintained at the dealership where i purchased it new. for the first failure, the dealership diagnosed and repaired the torque converter. they told me that the splines had been stripped off. the second failure happened only a week ago, so it is currently in the shop being repaired. the diagnosis is that the torque converter splines were again stripped and also that the pump needs to be replaced.
02/18/201163000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford free star. the contact noticed that the gear shift selector would not shift into any gear. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and the contact was awaiting a response. the manufacturer will be sending a letter to the local dealer on the contacts behalf. the current and failure mileages were 63,000. bw
02/19/200562665
 2005 ford freestar 62665 miles. transmission went while driving with no warning. after researching this repair will cost between $2500 and $3500 dollars u.s. lost all power control to the vehicle. going up hill started to roll backwards only option was to stop.
02/12/201165000
 I am the original owner of this vehicle,and i have had the same problem occur twice. the first time was at ~30k miles on a local road. the second was at ~65k miles on the interstate. both times i was on a gently increasing slope and suddenly lost drive power. in the first case, i did not have enough speed (~25 mph at failure) and thus time to react to get the vehicle to a safe position. i was forced to glide backward down the slope to get to the side of the road. in the second case, i had enough speed (~70 mph at failure) and the experience from the first time to get the vehicle safely to the breakdown lane before losing momentum. both experiences were very discomforting, as i was carrying two young children. the second time was especially unsettling because it was at night on the interstate in the middle of the winter, not to mention that it was second time with the same symptoms. in both cases, all other engine functions appeared to operate normally. in both cases there was neither forward nor reverse power. i have always had this vehicle repaired and maintained at the dealership where i purchased it new. for the first failure, the dealership diagnosed and repaired the torque converter. they told me that the splines had been stripped off. the second failure happened only a week ago, so it is currently in the shop being repaired. the diagnosis is that the torque converter splines were again stripped and also that the pump needs to be replaced.
02/18/201163000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford free star. the contact noticed that the gear shift selector would not shift into any gear. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and the contact was awaiting a response. the manufacturer will be sending a letter to the local dealer on the contacts behalf. the current and failure mileages were 63,000. bw
02/19/200562665
 2005 ford freestar 62665 miles. transmission went while driving with no warning. after researching this repair will cost between $2500 and $3500 dollars u.s. lost all power control to the vehicle. going up hill started to roll backwards only option was to stop.
02/19/200562665
 2005 ford freestar 62665 miles. transmission went while driving with no warning. after researching this repair will cost between $2500 and $3500 dollars u.s. lost all power control to the vehicle. going up hill started to roll backwards only option was to stop.
02/12/201167324
 Driving at 55mph, tranmission suddenly disengauged. transmission would not enguage after stopping. no fluid leaks, high amount metal flakes in fluid, high fluid level (not circulating) also sudden and slight whining noise from trans as well. torque converter, or pump has gone bad
02/12/201167324
 Driving at 55mph, tranmission suddenly disengauged. transmission would not enguage after stopping. no fluid leaks, high amount metal flakes in fluid, high fluid level (not circulating) also sudden and slight whining noise from trans as well. torque converter, or pump has gone bad
02/12/201167324
 Driving at 55mph, tranmission suddenly disengauged. transmission would not enguage after stopping. no fluid leaks, high amount metal flakes in fluid, high fluid level (not circulating) also sudden and slight whining noise from trans as well. torque converter, or pump has gone bad
02/12/201167324
 Driving at 55mph, tranmission suddenly disengauged. transmission would not enguage after stopping. no fluid leaks, high amount metal flakes in fluid, high fluid level (not circulating) also sudden and slight whining noise from trans as well. torque converter, or pump has gone bad
02/03/201140986
 Stalling out of nowhere
02/03/201140986
 Stalling out of nowhere
02/05/2011160000
 In 2006 i purchased a 2005 ford freestar van used with 23,000 miles on it, and in 2007 the transmission stopped suddenly while i was driving. the 2007 transmission repair cost me approx. $3600. today 02/05/11, i was driving at 65 mpfh on a 2 lane highway(both lanes going one way) when my van stopped accelerating without warning. i nearly was struck by an 18 wheeler in traffic as i attempted to safely get off the roa, i would have been killed. this is twice a transmission has failed in this vehicle! nhtsa please do something to force ford motor co. to be honest about the defective transmissions they put in this vehicle. please , before someone is killed - perhaps people have already died because of this. please help me.
02/03/201140986
 Stalling out of nowhere
02/05/2011160000
 In 2006 i purchased a 2005 ford freestar van used with 23,000 miles on it, and in 2007 the transmission stopped suddenly while i was driving. the 2007 transmission repair cost me approx. $3600. today 02/05/11, i was driving at 65 mpfh on a 2 lane highway(both lanes going one way) when my van stopped accelerating without warning. i nearly was struck by an 18 wheeler in traffic as i attempted to safely get off the roa, i would have been killed. this is twice a transmission has failed in this vehicle! nhtsa please do something to force ford motor co. to be honest about the defective transmissions they put in this vehicle. please , before someone is killed - perhaps people have already died because of this. please help me.
02/03/201140986
 Stalling out of nowhere
02/05/2011160000
 In 2006 i purchased a 2005 ford freestar van used with 23,000 miles on it, and in 2007 the transmission stopped suddenly while i was driving. the 2007 transmission repair cost me approx. $3600. today 02/05/11, i was driving at 65 mpfh on a 2 lane highway(both lanes going one way) when my van stopped accelerating without warning. i nearly was struck by an 18 wheeler in traffic as i attempted to safely get off the roa, i would have been killed. this is twice a transmission has failed in this vehicle! nhtsa please do something to force ford motor co. to be honest about the defective transmissions they put in this vehicle. please , before someone is killed - perhaps people have already died because of this. please help me.
02/01/2011110000
 February 1, 2011. 2005 freestar, 110,000miles. as i was driving 45mph on parkway i accelerated into middle lane when without warning the car would not accelerate. i hit the gas, tachometer reved but no response. i quickly coasted to shoulder and managed to avoid getting hit! after putting van in park, i tried changing gears but van would not engage in drive or reverse. no warning signals at all! not even a check engine light. had van towed to shop. still troubleshooting failure.
02/05/2011160000
 In 2006 i purchased a 2005 ford freestar van used with 23,000 miles on it, and in 2007 the transmission stopped suddenly while i was driving. the 2007 transmission repair cost me approx. $3600. today 02/05/11, i was driving at 65 mpfh on a 2 lane highway(both lanes going one way) when my van stopped accelerating without warning. i nearly was struck by an 18 wheeler in traffic as i attempted to safely get off the roa, i would have been killed. this is twice a transmission has failed in this vehicle! nhtsa please do something to force ford motor co. to be honest about the defective transmissions they put in this vehicle. please , before someone is killed - perhaps people have already died because of this. please help me.
02/05/2011160000
 In 2006 i purchased a 2005 ford freestar van used with 23,000 miles on it, and in 2007 the transmission stopped suddenly while i was driving. the 2007 transmission repair cost me approx. $3600. today 02/05/11, i was driving at 65 mpfh on a 2 lane highway(both lanes going one way) when my van stopped accelerating without warning. i nearly was struck by an 18 wheeler in traffic as i attempted to safely get off the roa, i would have been killed. this is twice a transmission has failed in this vehicle! nhtsa please do something to force ford motor co. to be honest about the defective transmissions they put in this vehicle. please , before someone is killed - perhaps people have already died because of this. please help me.
02/01/2011110000
 February 1, 2011. 2005 freestar, 110,000miles. as i was driving 45mph on parkway i accelerated into middle lane when without warning the car would not accelerate. i hit the gas, tachometer reved but no response. i quickly coasted to shoulder and managed to avoid getting hit! after putting van in park, i tried changing gears but van would not engage in drive or reverse. no warning signals at all! not even a check engine light. had van towed to shop. still troubleshooting failure.
01/28/2011108000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated the transmission failed without warning while the contact was traveling 55 mph. the engine continued running, but the vehicle would not move. the contact had an oil change and service just prior to the failure. the vehicle had not been inspected at the time of the complaint. the was unknown. the failure mileage and current mileages was 108,000.rl
01/28/201180000
 2005 ford freestar transmission problem - car just stalled on me while driving at a very busy time pulling into a driveway up hill. in addition, any time i tried to put it in a gear it would roll back. i almost hit the cars/people behind me. plus, i was blocking the middle of the intersection.
02/01/2011110000
 February 1, 2011. 2005 freestar, 110,000miles. as i was driving 45mph on parkway i accelerated into middle lane when without warning the car would not accelerate. i hit the gas, tachometer reved but no response. i quickly coasted to shoulder and managed to avoid getting hit! after putting van in park, i tried changing gears but van would not engage in drive or reverse. no warning signals at all! not even a check engine light. had van towed to shop. still troubleshooting failure.
01/28/2011108000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated the transmission failed without warning while the contact was traveling 55 mph. the engine continued running, but the vehicle would not move. the contact had an oil change and service just prior to the failure. the vehicle had not been inspected at the time of the complaint. the was unknown. the failure mileage and current mileages was 108,000.rl
01/28/201180000
 2005 ford freestar transmission problem - car just stalled on me while driving at a very busy time pulling into a driveway up hill. in addition, any time i tried to put it in a gear it would roll back. i almost hit the cars/people behind me. plus, i was blocking the middle of the intersection.
02/01/2011110000
 February 1, 2011. 2005 freestar, 110,000miles. as i was driving 45mph on parkway i accelerated into middle lane when without warning the car would not accelerate. i hit the gas, tachometer reved but no response. i quickly coasted to shoulder and managed to avoid getting hit! after putting van in park, i tried changing gears but van would not engage in drive or reverse. no warning signals at all! not even a check engine light. had van towed to shop. still troubleshooting failure.
01/28/2011108000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated the transmission failed without warning while the contact was traveling 55 mph. the engine continued running, but the vehicle would not move. the contact had an oil change and service just prior to the failure. the vehicle had not been inspected at the time of the complaint. the was unknown. the failure mileage and current mileages was 108,000.rl
01/28/201180000
 2005 ford freestar transmission problem - car just stalled on me while driving at a very busy time pulling into a driveway up hill. in addition, any time i tried to put it in a gear it would roll back. i almost hit the cars/people behind me. plus, i was blocking the middle of the intersection.
12/15/201075000
 Drove about an hour and then the transmission felt like it was slipping a bit around 65/70. had never felt it before. called mechanic when we got home who said bring it in 2 days later. within that two days, the transmission completely let go and we had to have it towed to mechanic. he said he found water in the pan. ended up replacing transmission with a rebuilt. got car back. withing a week the converter let go and he said it went through transmission and he found metal shavings in pan. had to drop transmission again and repair. (hope this all makes sense, i believe this is what he described to me but if not, i can get a better explanation from the mechanic).
01/28/2011108000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated the transmission failed without warning while the contact was traveling 55 mph. the engine continued running, but the vehicle would not move. the contact had an oil change and service just prior to the failure. the vehicle had not been inspected at the time of the complaint. the was unknown. the failure mileage and current mileages was 108,000.rl
01/28/201180000
 2005 ford freestar transmission problem - car just stalled on me while driving at a very busy time pulling into a driveway up hill. in addition, any time i tried to put it in a gear it would roll back. i almost hit the cars/people behind me. plus, i was blocking the middle of the intersection.
12/15/201075000
 Drove about an hour and then the transmission felt like it was slipping a bit around 65/70. had never felt it before. called mechanic when we got home who said bring it in 2 days later. within that two days, the transmission completely let go and we had to have it towed to mechanic. he said he found water in the pan. ended up replacing transmission with a rebuilt. got car back. withing a week the converter let go and he said it went through transmission and he found metal shavings in pan. had to drop transmission again and repair. (hope this all makes sense, i believe this is what he described to me but if not, i can get a better explanation from the mechanic).
01/28/2011108000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated the transmission failed without warning while the contact was traveling 55 mph. the engine continued running, but the vehicle would not move. the contact had an oil change and service just prior to the failure. the vehicle had not been inspected at the time of the complaint. the was unknown. the failure mileage and current mileages was 108,000.rl
01/28/201180000
 2005 ford freestar transmission problem - car just stalled on me while driving at a very busy time pulling into a driveway up hill. in addition, any time i tried to put it in a gear it would roll back. i almost hit the cars/people behind me. plus, i was blocking the middle of the intersection.
12/15/201075000
 Drove about an hour and then the transmission felt like it was slipping a bit around 65/70. had never felt it before. called mechanic when we got home who said bring it in 2 days later. within that two days, the transmission completely let go and we had to have it towed to mechanic. he said he found water in the pan. ended up replacing transmission with a rebuilt. got car back. withing a week the converter let go and he said it went through transmission and he found metal shavings in pan. had to drop transmission again and repair. (hope this all makes sense, i believe this is what he described to me but if not, i can get a better explanation from the mechanic).
01/28/201180000
 2005 ford freestar transmission problem - car just stalled on me while driving at a very busy time pulling into a driveway up hill. in addition, any time i tried to put it in a gear it would roll back. i almost hit the cars/people behind me. plus, i was blocking the middle of the intersection.
12/15/201075000
 Drove about an hour and then the transmission felt like it was slipping a bit around 65/70. had never felt it before. called mechanic when we got home who said bring it in 2 days later. within that two days, the transmission completely let go and we had to have it towed to mechanic. he said he found water in the pan. ended up replacing transmission with a rebuilt. got car back. withing a week the converter let go and he said it went through transmission and he found metal shavings in pan. had to drop transmission again and repair. (hope this all makes sense, i believe this is what he described to me but if not, i can get a better explanation from the mechanic).
01/20/201178000
 My wife and i own a 2005 ford freestar (78,000 miles). this morning (1/20/2011) on her way to work the car lost power without warning. what she explained to me over the phone i suspected it was a problem with the transmission. we had it towed to the local ford dealership in vernon, ct. mechanic inspected the vehicle and said the 'torque converter' was shot and would cost $1,700 to replace. the other option would to replace the entire transmission at a charge of $3,700. i explained to him that while doing research about that this seemed to be a common issue with this specific model year. mechanic claiming that this was the 1st freestar he has even had with this specific issue.
01/20/201178000
 My wife and i own a 2005 ford freestar (78,000 miles). this morning (1/20/2011) on her way to work the car lost power without warning. what she explained to me over the phone i suspected it was a problem with the transmission. we had it towed to the local ford dealership in vernon, ct. mechanic inspected the vehicle and said the 'torque converter' was shot and would cost $1,700 to replace. the other option would to replace the entire transmission at a charge of $3,700. i explained to him that while doing research about that this seemed to be a common issue with this specific model year. mechanic claiming that this was the 1st freestar he has even had with this specific issue.
01/20/201178000
 My wife and i own a 2005 ford freestar (78,000 miles). this morning (1/20/2011) on her way to work the car lost power without warning. what she explained to me over the phone i suspected it was a problem with the transmission. we had it towed to the local ford dealership in vernon, ct. mechanic inspected the vehicle and said the 'torque converter' was shot and would cost $1,700 to replace. the other option would to replace the entire transmission at a charge of $3,700. i explained to him that while doing research about that this seemed to be a common issue with this specific model year. mechanic claiming that this was the 1st freestar he has even had with this specific issue.
01/15/201166309
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar sel. while the vehicle was parked he engaged the vehicle in reverse and the vehicle would not go into reverse. he attempted to place the vehicle in drive and it would not go into drive. the vehicle was towed to his home. the vehicle was later towed to an local mechanic shop. the mechanic replaced the torque converter low stall, performed a master overhaul, replaced a filter, pump shaft, over drive band, manual lever position sensor, transmission fluid, and oil pump. the vehicle was repaired. the failure and current mileage were 66,309. vwb
01/20/201178000
 My wife and i own a 2005 ford freestar (78,000 miles). this morning (1/20/2011) on her way to work the car lost power without warning. what she explained to me over the phone i suspected it was a problem with the transmission. we had it towed to the local ford dealership in vernon, ct. mechanic inspected the vehicle and said the 'torque converter' was shot and would cost $1,700 to replace. the other option would to replace the entire transmission at a charge of $3,700. i explained to him that while doing research about that this seemed to be a common issue with this specific model year. mechanic claiming that this was the 1st freestar he has even had with this specific issue.
01/15/201166309
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar sel. while the vehicle was parked he engaged the vehicle in reverse and the vehicle would not go into reverse. he attempted to place the vehicle in drive and it would not go into drive. the vehicle was towed to his home. the vehicle was later towed to an local mechanic shop. the mechanic replaced the torque converter low stall, performed a master overhaul, replaced a filter, pump shaft, over drive band, manual lever position sensor, transmission fluid, and oil pump. the vehicle was repaired. the failure and current mileage were 66,309. vwb
01/17/2011117131
 I was driving west on kimberly rd in davenport,ia. in our 2005 ford freestar. on 1/17/2011 approximately at 1230pm. at the intersection of division st and kimberly the stop light was red and there were three cars in front of me. when the light turned green, my freestar wouldn't move. it has only a little over 117,000 miles on it, and didn't give any warning of going out. after reviewing edmunds.com for ford freestar transmission problems, i see this is a common occurence and i was luckier than most. the worse part of this was when the transmission went out, it was on a busy road in winter snow conditions and came close to being rear-ended a few times. lucky i didn't have my family with me, because this could of turned into a serious accident. a davenport officer showed up to give me a safety barrier before a tow truck showed up, but i was there over an hour before the officer showed up.
01/20/201178000
 My wife and i own a 2005 ford freestar (78,000 miles). this morning (1/20/2011) on her way to work the car lost power without warning. what she explained to me over the phone i suspected it was a problem with the transmission. we had it towed to the local ford dealership in vernon, ct. mechanic inspected the vehicle and said the 'torque converter' was shot and would cost $1,700 to replace. the other option would to replace the entire transmission at a charge of $3,700. i explained to him that while doing research about that this seemed to be a common issue with this specific model year. mechanic claiming that this was the 1st freestar he has even had with this specific issue.
01/15/201166309
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar sel. while the vehicle was parked he engaged the vehicle in reverse and the vehicle would not go into reverse. he attempted to place the vehicle in drive and it would not go into drive. the vehicle was towed to his home. the vehicle was later towed to an local mechanic shop. the mechanic replaced the torque converter low stall, performed a master overhaul, replaced a filter, pump shaft, over drive band, manual lever position sensor, transmission fluid, and oil pump. the vehicle was repaired. the failure and current mileage were 66,309. vwb
01/17/2011117131
 I was driving west on kimberly rd in davenport,ia. in our 2005 ford freestar. on 1/17/2011 approximately at 1230pm. at the intersection of division st and kimberly the stop light was red and there were three cars in front of me. when the light turned green, my freestar wouldn't move. it has only a little over 117,000 miles on it, and didn't give any warning of going out. after reviewing edmunds.com for ford freestar transmission problems, i see this is a common occurence and i was luckier than most. the worse part of this was when the transmission went out, it was on a busy road in winter snow conditions and came close to being rear-ended a few times. lucky i didn't have my family with me, because this could of turned into a serious accident. a davenport officer showed up to give me a safety barrier before a tow truck showed up, but i was there over an hour before the officer showed up.
01/15/201166309
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar sel. while the vehicle was parked he engaged the vehicle in reverse and the vehicle would not go into reverse. he attempted to place the vehicle in drive and it would not go into drive. the vehicle was towed to his home. the vehicle was later towed to an local mechanic shop. the mechanic replaced the torque converter low stall, performed a master overhaul, replaced a filter, pump shaft, over drive band, manual lever position sensor, transmission fluid, and oil pump. the vehicle was repaired. the failure and current mileage were 66,309. vwb
01/17/2011117131
 I was driving west on kimberly rd in davenport,ia. in our 2005 ford freestar. on 1/17/2011 approximately at 1230pm. at the intersection of division st and kimberly the stop light was red and there were three cars in front of me. when the light turned green, my freestar wouldn't move. it has only a little over 117,000 miles on it, and didn't give any warning of going out. after reviewing edmunds.com for ford freestar transmission problems, i see this is a common occurence and i was luckier than most. the worse part of this was when the transmission went out, it was on a busy road in winter snow conditions and came close to being rear-ended a few times. lucky i didn't have my family with me, because this could of turned into a serious accident. a davenport officer showed up to give me a safety barrier before a tow truck showed up, but i was there over an hour before the officer showed up.
01/17/2011117131
 I was driving west on kimberly rd in davenport,ia. in our 2005 ford freestar. on 1/17/2011 approximately at 1230pm. at the intersection of division st and kimberly the stop light was red and there were three cars in front of me. when the light turned green, my freestar wouldn't move. it has only a little over 117,000 miles on it, and didn't give any warning of going out. after reviewing edmunds.com for ford freestar transmission problems, i see this is a common occurence and i was luckier than most. the worse part of this was when the transmission went out, it was on a busy road in winter snow conditions and came close to being rear-ended a few times. lucky i didn't have my family with me, because this could of turned into a serious accident. a davenport officer showed up to give me a safety barrier before a tow truck showed up, but i was there over an hour before the officer showed up.
01/13/201161526
 Transmission failure on 2005 ford freestart with only 61,000 miles and all manufacturer suggested services done to stay in warrany. died with no forward propulsion on highway. very dangerous!!! no warning signs and was just serviced the week before. please investigate, as i have found many other complaints on the internet. thank god that my children were not in the car and that no accidents were caused, but it could have happened. please find out why this is happening before someone is seriously hurt.
01/17/2011117131
 I was driving west on kimberly rd in davenport,ia. in our 2005 ford freestar. on 1/17/2011 approximately at 1230pm. at the intersection of division st and kimberly the stop light was red and there were three cars in front of me. when the light turned green, my freestar wouldn't move. it has only a little over 117,000 miles on it, and didn't give any warning of going out. after reviewing edmunds.com for ford freestar transmission problems, i see this is a common occurence and i was luckier than most. the worse part of this was when the transmission went out, it was on a busy road in winter snow conditions and came close to being rear-ended a few times. lucky i didn't have my family with me, because this could of turned into a serious accident. a davenport officer showed up to give me a safety barrier before a tow truck showed up, but i was there over an hour before the officer showed up.
01/13/201161526
 Transmission failure on 2005 ford freestart with only 61,000 miles and all manufacturer suggested services done to stay in warrany. died with no forward propulsion on highway. very dangerous!!! no warning signs and was just serviced the week before. please investigate, as i have found many other complaints on the internet. thank god that my children were not in the car and that no accidents were caused, but it could have happened. please find out why this is happening before someone is seriously hurt.
12/29/201098000
 Driving 70 mph on i-75 in northern michigan, transmission quit without warning, stranded my wife, three children and myself in the middle of winter on the highway.
01/09/201160150
 I was driving my 2005 ford freestar and suddenly loss power, it felt like it was in newtral and coasted out of the road to a parking lot where it was tow to a shop. bad transmission, it will cost me about 3,000 to repair
01/13/201161526
 Transmission failure on 2005 ford freestart with only 61,000 miles and all manufacturer suggested services done to stay in warrany. died with no forward propulsion on highway. very dangerous!!! no warning signs and was just serviced the week before. please investigate, as i have found many other complaints on the internet. thank god that my children were not in the car and that no accidents were caused, but it could have happened. please find out why this is happening before someone is seriously hurt.
12/29/201098000
 Driving 70 mph on i-75 in northern michigan, transmission quit without warning, stranded my wife, three children and myself in the middle of winter on the highway.
01/09/201160150
 I was driving my 2005 ford freestar and suddenly loss power, it felt like it was in newtral and coasted out of the road to a parking lot where it was tow to a shop. bad transmission, it will cost me about 3,000 to repair
12/29/201098000
 Driving 70 mph on i-75 in northern michigan, transmission quit without warning, stranded my wife, three children and myself in the middle of winter on the highway.
01/09/201160150
 I was driving my 2005 ford freestar and suddenly loss power, it felt like it was in newtral and coasted out of the road to a parking lot where it was tow to a shop. bad transmission, it will cost me about 3,000 to repair
12/25/201080150
 Tl - the contact owns a 2005 ford free start. the contact stated while driving the vehicle stalled. the contact was unable to shift gears. the vehicle was towed to a local garage and was diagnosed the failure was located at the torque converter. the vehicle was repaired. the manufacturer was contacted and they stated their was not a recall for the failure, therefore they are not responsible. the current and failure mileage was 80,150. pm
12/29/201098000
 Driving 70 mph on i-75 in northern michigan, transmission quit without warning, stranded my wife, three children and myself in the middle of winter on the highway.
01/09/201160150
 I was driving my 2005 ford freestar and suddenly loss power, it felt like it was in newtral and coasted out of the road to a parking lot where it was tow to a shop. bad transmission, it will cost me about 3,000 to repair
12/25/201080150
 Tl - the contact owns a 2005 ford free start. the contact stated while driving the vehicle stalled. the contact was unable to shift gears. the vehicle was towed to a local garage and was diagnosed the failure was located at the torque converter. the vehicle was repaired. the manufacturer was contacted and they stated their was not a recall for the failure, therefore they are not responsible. the current and failure mileage was 80,150. pm
12/30/201074400
 We have a 2005 ford freestar van, i was pulling out of a parking lot and started down the road got up to 40 mph and all of a sudden my van coasted to a stop no gears. this never happened before, brought the van to a transmision place and they had to replace the torke converter costing me $810. i have read other complaints about this happening to other people.
12/29/201098000
 Driving 70 mph on i-75 in northern michigan, transmission quit without warning, stranded my wife, three children and myself in the middle of winter on the highway.
01/09/201160150
 I was driving my 2005 ford freestar and suddenly loss power, it felt like it was in newtral and coasted out of the road to a parking lot where it was tow to a shop. bad transmission, it will cost me about 3,000 to repair
12/25/201080150
 Tl - the contact owns a 2005 ford free start. the contact stated while driving the vehicle stalled. the contact was unable to shift gears. the vehicle was towed to a local garage and was diagnosed the failure was located at the torque converter. the vehicle was repaired. the manufacturer was contacted and they stated their was not a recall for the failure, therefore they are not responsible. the current and failure mileage was 80,150. pm
12/30/201074400
 We have a 2005 ford freestar van, i was pulling out of a parking lot and started down the road got up to 40 mph and all of a sudden my van coasted to a stop no gears. this never happened before, brought the van to a transmision place and they had to replace the torke converter costing me $810. i have read other complaints about this happening to other people.
01/01/201151000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving approximately 65 mph, the transmission suddenly failed to operate without warning. the contact was able to pull over to the side of the road safely. the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where they diagnosed that there was an internal problem within the transmission. the transmission was in the process of being replaced. there were two open investigations regarding the transmission under nhtsa action numbers; ea09016 (power train:automatic transmission:torque converter) and pe10033 (power train:automatic transmission:control module/tcm, pcm). the failure mileage was approximately 51,000. js
01/09/201160150
 I was driving my 2005 ford freestar and suddenly loss power, it felt like it was in newtral and coasted out of the road to a parking lot where it was tow to a shop. bad transmission, it will cost me about 3,000 to repair
12/25/201080150
 Tl - the contact owns a 2005 ford free start. the contact stated while driving the vehicle stalled. the contact was unable to shift gears. the vehicle was towed to a local garage and was diagnosed the failure was located at the torque converter. the vehicle was repaired. the manufacturer was contacted and they stated their was not a recall for the failure, therefore they are not responsible. the current and failure mileage was 80,150. pm
12/30/201074400
 We have a 2005 ford freestar van, i was pulling out of a parking lot and started down the road got up to 40 mph and all of a sudden my van coasted to a stop no gears. this never happened before, brought the van to a transmision place and they had to replace the torke converter costing me $810. i have read other complaints about this happening to other people.
01/01/201151000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving approximately 65 mph, the transmission suddenly failed to operate without warning. the contact was able to pull over to the side of the road safely. the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where they diagnosed that there was an internal problem within the transmission. the transmission was in the process of being replaced. there were two open investigations regarding the transmission under nhtsa action numbers; ea09016 (power train:automatic transmission:torque converter) and pe10033 (power train:automatic transmission:control module/tcm, pcm). the failure mileage was approximately 51,000. js
01/03/201164000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while stopped at an intersection, the contact attempted to accelerate the vehcile when the vehicle loss all power without warning. the vehicle was towed to the dealer, where they performed a diagnostic test which concluded that the torque converter needed to be replaced. the contact did not inform the manufacturer nor was the vehicle repaired. the current and failure mileages was approximately 64,000. the vin was unavailable. bw
12/31/2010118416
 Transmission failure on 2005 ford freestar. no warning, failed unexpectedly while driving on the highway. luckily no other vehicle was behind us or it might have caused an accident. have to replace the transmission at a cost of $3500.
01/03/201183586
 The torque converter went out on my 2005 ford freestar 4.2l. it has 83,586 miles on it. i had no warning signs of transmission failure.
12/30/201074400
 We have a 2005 ford freestar van, i was pulling out of a parking lot and started down the road got up to 40 mph and all of a sudden my van coasted to a stop no gears. this never happened before, brought the van to a transmision place and they had to replace the torke converter costing me $810. i have read other complaints about this happening to other people.
01/01/201151000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving approximately 65 mph, the transmission suddenly failed to operate without warning. the contact was able to pull over to the side of the road safely. the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where they diagnosed that there was an internal problem within the transmission. the transmission was in the process of being replaced. there were two open investigations regarding the transmission under nhtsa action numbers; ea09016 (power train:automatic transmission:torque converter) and pe10033 (power train:automatic transmission:control module/tcm, pcm). the failure mileage was approximately 51,000. js
01/03/201164000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while stopped at an intersection, the contact attempted to accelerate the vehcile when the vehicle loss all power without warning. the vehicle was towed to the dealer, where they performed a diagnostic test which concluded that the torque converter needed to be replaced. the contact did not inform the manufacturer nor was the vehicle repaired. the current and failure mileages was approximately 64,000. the vin was unavailable. bw
12/31/2010118416
 Transmission failure on 2005 ford freestar. no warning, failed unexpectedly while driving on the highway. luckily no other vehicle was behind us or it might have caused an accident. have to replace the transmission at a cost of $3500.
01/03/201183586
 The torque converter went out on my 2005 ford freestar 4.2l. it has 83,586 miles on it. i had no warning signs of transmission failure.
01/01/201151000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving approximately 65 mph, the transmission suddenly failed to operate without warning. the contact was able to pull over to the side of the road safely. the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where they diagnosed that there was an internal problem within the transmission. the transmission was in the process of being replaced. there were two open investigations regarding the transmission under nhtsa action numbers; ea09016 (power train:automatic transmission:torque converter) and pe10033 (power train:automatic transmission:control module/tcm, pcm). the failure mileage was approximately 51,000. js
01/03/201164000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while stopped at an intersection, the contact attempted to accelerate the vehcile when the vehicle loss all power without warning. the vehicle was towed to the dealer, where they performed a diagnostic test which concluded that the torque converter needed to be replaced. the contact did not inform the manufacturer nor was the vehicle repaired. the current and failure mileages was approximately 64,000. the vin was unavailable. bw
12/31/2010118416
 Transmission failure on 2005 ford freestar. no warning, failed unexpectedly while driving on the highway. luckily no other vehicle was behind us or it might have caused an accident. have to replace the transmission at a cost of $3500.
01/03/201183586
 The torque converter went out on my 2005 ford freestar 4.2l. it has 83,586 miles on it. i had no warning signs of transmission failure.
01/03/201164000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while stopped at an intersection, the contact attempted to accelerate the vehcile when the vehicle loss all power without warning. the vehicle was towed to the dealer, where they performed a diagnostic test which concluded that the torque converter needed to be replaced. the contact did not inform the manufacturer nor was the vehicle repaired. the current and failure mileages was approximately 64,000. the vin was unavailable. bw
12/31/2010118416
 Transmission failure on 2005 ford freestar. no warning, failed unexpectedly while driving on the highway. luckily no other vehicle was behind us or it might have caused an accident. have to replace the transmission at a cost of $3500.
01/03/201183586
 The torque converter went out on my 2005 ford freestar 4.2l. it has 83,586 miles on it. i had no warning signs of transmission failure.
12/17/2010125000
 2005 ford freestar - 2nd transmission failure. in march 2009 the transmission went out on our 2005 freestar. no warning, like all others with problems, it was like it was in neutral & would not go into gear. service tech informed us that 2005 freestars have transmission issues/torque problems. our warranty had expired, & we had to pay $3200 for new transmission. complaint was filed with nhtsa. thankfully, we purchased a warranty w/ the new transmission - because it has gone out again! van has been sitting at ford dealership for over two weeks now, waiting on ford's approval to replace transmission for 2nd time, due to same problem. i don't understand why ford will not address this issue, or at the very least, repair the transmissions that are failing at no cost. i strongly encourage everyone to not purchase another ford, i know i won't. class action lawsuits have been mentioned, i would definitely be interested in participating in one! i guess ford is not going to do anything until someone dies in a horrific crash due to this problem.
01/03/201183586
 The torque converter went out on my 2005 ford freestar 4.2l. it has 83,586 miles on it. i had no warning signs of transmission failure.
12/17/2010125000
 2005 ford freestar - 2nd transmission failure. in march 2009 the transmission went out on our 2005 freestar. no warning, like all others with problems, it was like it was in neutral & would not go into gear. service tech informed us that 2005 freestars have transmission issues/torque problems. our warranty had expired, & we had to pay $3200 for new transmission. complaint was filed with nhtsa. thankfully, we purchased a warranty w/ the new transmission - because it has gone out again! van has been sitting at ford dealership for over two weeks now, waiting on ford's approval to replace transmission for 2nd time, due to same problem. i don't understand why ford will not address this issue, or at the very least, repair the transmissions that are failing at no cost. i strongly encourage everyone to not purchase another ford, i know i won't. class action lawsuits have been mentioned, i would definitely be interested in participating in one! i guess ford is not going to do anything until someone dies in a horrific crash due to this problem.
12/17/2010125000
 2005 ford freestar - 2nd transmission failure. in march 2009 the transmission went out on our 2005 freestar. no warning, like all others with problems, it was like it was in neutral & would not go into gear. service tech informed us that 2005 freestars have transmission issues/torque problems. our warranty had expired, & we had to pay $3200 for new transmission. complaint was filed with nhtsa. thankfully, we purchased a warranty w/ the new transmission - because it has gone out again! van has been sitting at ford dealership for over two weeks now, waiting on ford's approval to replace transmission for 2nd time, due to same problem. i don't understand why ford will not address this issue, or at the very least, repair the transmissions that are failing at no cost. i strongly encourage everyone to not purchase another ford, i know i won't. class action lawsuits have been mentioned, i would definitely be interested in participating in one! i guess ford is not going to do anything until someone dies in a horrific crash due to this problem.
12/26/2010103000
 I was driving at 65 mph when the transmission failed on my 2005 ford freestar. resulted in a loss of control of the vehicle. there were no previous warning sighs such as grinding of the gears, slipping of the fears or loss of transmission fluid. car acted as if it was in neutral through all gears. subsequent investigation with a mechanic revealed a failure of the torque converter
12/26/2010103000
 I was driving at 65 mph when the transmission failed on my 2005 ford freestar. resulted in a loss of control of the vehicle. there were no previous warning sighs such as grinding of the gears, slipping of the fears or loss of transmission fluid. car acted as if it was in neutral through all gears. subsequent investigation with a mechanic revealed a failure of the torque converter
12/26/2010103000
 I was driving at 65 mph when the transmission failed on my 2005 ford freestar. resulted in a loss of control of the vehicle. there were no previous warning sighs such as grinding of the gears, slipping of the fears or loss of transmission fluid. car acted as if it was in neutral through all gears. subsequent investigation with a mechanic revealed a failure of the torque converter
09/15/200771000
 Ford freestar 2005. the radio flashes phone and runs down the battery. it was replaced by ford, still having the same problem. they don't know what is causing this. next, transmission failed at 71,000. the torque convertor came apart internally and sent metal through the transmission destroying it. when having the transmission replaced by ford, they found that the drivers cv joint was bad. we changed the cv joint/ trans axle combo, it is now bad again
09/15/200771000
 Ford freestar 2005. the radio flashes phone and runs down the battery. it was replaced by ford, still having the same problem. they don't know what is causing this. next, transmission failed at 71,000. the torque convertor came apart internally and sent metal through the transmission destroying it. when having the transmission replaced by ford, they found that the drivers cv joint was bad. we changed the cv joint/ trans axle combo, it is now bad again
09/15/200771000
 Ford freestar 2005. the radio flashes phone and runs down the battery. it was replaced by ford, still having the same problem. they don't know what is causing this. next, transmission failed at 71,000. the torque convertor came apart internally and sent metal through the transmission destroying it. when having the transmission replaced by ford, they found that the drivers cv joint was bad. we changed the cv joint/ trans axle combo, it is now bad again
09/15/200771000
 Ford freestar 2005. the radio flashes phone and runs down the battery. it was replaced by ford, still having the same problem. they don't know what is causing this. next, transmission failed at 71,000. the torque convertor came apart internally and sent metal through the transmission destroying it. when having the transmission replaced by ford, they found that the drivers cv joint was bad. we changed the cv joint/ trans axle combo, it is now bad again
12/21/2010100006
 While driving down highway without warning my 2005 ford freestar transmission went out.
11/08/201074000
 Driving down the roadway at 50 mph the vehicle suddenly acted as if it was in neutral. there was no forward or reverse gears, the engine ran fine, just no power to the wheels. there were no warning signs of the failure...no erratic shifting, noises, etc. we were just driving down the freeway, not accellerating or doing anything to strain the drivetrain. it was towed to the ford dealership where they diagnosed the problem as a stripped output shaft on the torque converter. the transmission had to be removed, torque converter replaced along with the output shaft and several seals, transmission fluid, etc. total cost of repair was $1552.
12/21/2010100006
 While driving down highway without warning my 2005 ford freestar transmission went out.
11/08/201074000
 Driving down the roadway at 50 mph the vehicle suddenly acted as if it was in neutral. there was no forward or reverse gears, the engine ran fine, just no power to the wheels. there were no warning signs of the failure...no erratic shifting, noises, etc. we were just driving down the freeway, not accellerating or doing anything to strain the drivetrain. it was towed to the ford dealership where they diagnosed the problem as a stripped output shaft on the torque converter. the transmission had to be removed, torque converter replaced along with the output shaft and several seals, transmission fluid, etc. total cost of repair was $1552.
11/08/201074000
 Driving down the roadway at 50 mph the vehicle suddenly acted as if it was in neutral. there was no forward or reverse gears, the engine ran fine, just no power to the wheels. there were no warning signs of the failure...no erratic shifting, noises, etc. we were just driving down the freeway, not accellerating or doing anything to strain the drivetrain. it was towed to the ford dealership where they diagnosed the problem as a stripped output shaft on the torque converter. the transmission had to be removed, torque converter replaced along with the output shaft and several seals, transmission fluid, etc. total cost of repair was $1552.
12/06/201094717
 Wife was driving the 2005 ford freestar van and came up to a stop light. the light turns green so she stepped on the gas and the van moved forward a few feet and then nothing. thankfully she was able to coast to the side of the road, where she put it in park and back into drive and the van would not move. the van made no noise to indicate anything was wrong with the transmission.
12/06/201094717
 Wife was driving the 2005 ford freestar van and came up to a stop light. the light turns green so she stepped on the gas and the van moved forward a few feet and then nothing. thankfully she was able to coast to the side of the road, where she put it in park and back into drive and the van would not move. the van made no noise to indicate anything was wrong with the transmission.
12/06/201094717
 Wife was driving the 2005 ford freestar van and came up to a stop light. the light turns green so she stepped on the gas and the van moved forward a few feet and then nothing. thankfully she was able to coast to the side of the road, where she put it in park and back into drive and the van would not move. the van made no noise to indicate anything was wrong with the transmission.
12/09/201092500
 While traveling on an interstate, it was noticed that rpm of the vehicle rose instantly on its own. when the accelerator was depressed there was no acceleration. the vehicle no longer was able to accelerate on its own. the next exit to a highway was used as the vehicle coasted to a stop on the side of the highway. a nearby policeman arrived at the scene to assist by pushing my vehicle to a nearby gas station to prevent other vehicles from hitting me. the vehicle was then towed to the dealership where a diagnosis revealed that the torque converter had failed. the vehicle is currently in shop and expected repairs should be done in one week. there were no signs leading up to the torque converter failure. the vehicle did not drive any different before the event than it did a year ago. failure occurred around 92,500 miles.
12/06/201094717
 Wife was driving the 2005 ford freestar van and came up to a stop light. the light turns green so she stepped on the gas and the van moved forward a few feet and then nothing. thankfully she was able to coast to the side of the road, where she put it in park and back into drive and the van would not move. the van made no noise to indicate anything was wrong with the transmission.
12/09/201092500
 While traveling on an interstate, it was noticed that rpm of the vehicle rose instantly on its own. when the accelerator was depressed there was no acceleration. the vehicle no longer was able to accelerate on its own. the next exit to a highway was used as the vehicle coasted to a stop on the side of the highway. a nearby policeman arrived at the scene to assist by pushing my vehicle to a nearby gas station to prevent other vehicles from hitting me. the vehicle was then towed to the dealership where a diagnosis revealed that the torque converter had failed. the vehicle is currently in shop and expected repairs should be done in one week. there were no signs leading up to the torque converter failure. the vehicle did not drive any different before the event than it did a year ago. failure occurred around 92,500 miles.
12/06/201094717
 Wife was driving the 2005 ford freestar van and came up to a stop light. the light turns green so she stepped on the gas and the van moved forward a few feet and then nothing. thankfully she was able to coast to the side of the road, where she put it in park and back into drive and the van would not move. the van made no noise to indicate anything was wrong with the transmission.
12/09/201092500
 While traveling on an interstate, it was noticed that rpm of the vehicle rose instantly on its own. when the accelerator was depressed there was no acceleration. the vehicle no longer was able to accelerate on its own. the next exit to a highway was used as the vehicle coasted to a stop on the side of the highway. a nearby policeman arrived at the scene to assist by pushing my vehicle to a nearby gas station to prevent other vehicles from hitting me. the vehicle was then towed to the dealership where a diagnosis revealed that the torque converter had failed. the vehicle is currently in shop and expected repairs should be done in one week. there were no signs leading up to the torque converter failure. the vehicle did not drive any different before the event than it did a year ago. failure occurred around 92,500 miles.
12/09/201092500
 While traveling on an interstate, it was noticed that rpm of the vehicle rose instantly on its own. when the accelerator was depressed there was no acceleration. the vehicle no longer was able to accelerate on its own. the next exit to a highway was used as the vehicle coasted to a stop on the side of the highway. a nearby policeman arrived at the scene to assist by pushing my vehicle to a nearby gas station to prevent other vehicles from hitting me. the vehicle was then towed to the dealership where a diagnosis revealed that the torque converter had failed. the vehicle is currently in shop and expected repairs should be done in one week. there were no signs leading up to the torque converter failure. the vehicle did not drive any different before the event than it did a year ago. failure occurred around 92,500 miles.
12/03/201047000
 My wife was driving home from work in our 2005 ford freestar when the transmission failed. this happened during rush hour traffic and was very traumatic for my wife as several cars almost rear ended her. we had the van towed to the ford dealer who told us it was going to be $2700 to replace the torque converter and pump shaft. after doing some research we see that ford is aware of this problem and the nhtsa is investigating. a warning from ford to those who are putting their lives in peril by driving these vans with defective transmissions would have been nice. what if she had gotten into an accident over this? we'll count our blessing that we will only be out $2,700 (i guess).
09/25/2010111265
 My '05 freestar died on sept. 25 while i was on my way to kentucky to my sons graduation from army basic training. i was coming over a bridge that i couldn't pull over on when the transmission stopped pulling. luckily, i was going fast enough it happened and coming down a hill to pull over when it died. i had it serviced last year in sept. had a tune-up in february and had the oil changed every 3000 miles. my family and i, which consisted of my husand, mother, father, daughter and her 9 month old baby and sister-in-law, had to rent a car in alabama to continue on to kentucky to my sons graduation. i had to pay aamco the grand total of $2400 to rebuild a transmission, that the ford place told me should not have went out. i called the national ford company and they were absolutely no help.
12/04/201084400
 I was driving during rush hour traffic with my 3 young children, when i came to a stop sign. i went to turn the corner when my minivan wouldn't go forward at all. we barely missed being rear ended by the other car turning behind us. i was lucky enough to coast into a residential area and pull over.
12/03/201065000
 Driving on busy freeway in the fast lane at 75mph with cruise control engaged. suddenly a loud revving sound and dash gauge showed rpms at well above 5,000. tapped the brake to turn off cruise control, and felt confused because pressing gas pedal resulted in no acceleration but rpms would go through the roof. i was traveling in the fast lane, so i put my right blinker on and thank god was able to safely maneuver over two lanes in heavy and fast-moving traffic and semi-trucks to the right lane. was also blessed to be on a fairly steeply inclined portion of the freeway, so that i was able to continue coasting enough to take the next freeway exit and turn into a gas station instead of being stranded on freeway shoulder or in the road blocking traffic. called the nearest ford dealership, who sent a tow truck to pick up van. i told the service tech what happened and he said that they would examine the car and call me with their diagnosis. later, they called and said that the transmission was shot, and that they would have no way of knowing what specific part of the transmission failed unless they did more extensive dismantling of the transmission, which would end up costing more money in labor. he said we should just buy a brand new transmission, which would be $3,100. i got online and did a bing search for
12/03/201047000
 My wife was driving home from work in our 2005 ford freestar when the transmission failed. this happened during rush hour traffic and was very traumatic for my wife as several cars almost rear ended her. we had the van towed to the ford dealer who told us it was going to be $2700 to replace the torque converter and pump shaft. after doing some research we see that ford is aware of this problem and the nhtsa is investigating. a warning from ford to those who are putting their lives in peril by driving these vans with defective transmissions would have been nice. what if she had gotten into an accident over this? we'll count our blessing that we will only be out $2,700 (i guess).
09/25/2010111265
 My '05 freestar died on sept. 25 while i was on my way to kentucky to my sons graduation from army basic training. i was coming over a bridge that i couldn't pull over on when the transmission stopped pulling. luckily, i was going fast enough it happened and coming down a hill to pull over when it died. i had it serviced last year in sept. had a tune-up in february and had the oil changed every 3000 miles. my family and i, which consisted of my husand, mother, father, daughter and her 9 month old baby and sister-in-law, had to rent a car in alabama to continue on to kentucky to my sons graduation. i had to pay aamco the grand total of $2400 to rebuild a transmission, that the ford place told me should not have went out. i called the national ford company and they were absolutely no help.
12/04/201084400
 I was driving during rush hour traffic with my 3 young children, when i came to a stop sign. i went to turn the corner when my minivan wouldn't go forward at all. we barely missed being rear ended by the other car turning behind us. i was lucky enough to coast into a residential area and pull over.
12/03/201065000
 Driving on busy freeway in the fast lane at 75mph with cruise control engaged. suddenly a loud revving sound and dash gauge showed rpms at well above 5,000. tapped the brake to turn off cruise control, and felt confused because pressing gas pedal resulted in no acceleration but rpms would go through the roof. i was traveling in the fast lane, so i put my right blinker on and thank god was able to safely maneuver over two lanes in heavy and fast-moving traffic and semi-trucks to the right lane. was also blessed to be on a fairly steeply inclined portion of the freeway, so that i was able to continue coasting enough to take the next freeway exit and turn into a gas station instead of being stranded on freeway shoulder or in the road blocking traffic. called the nearest ford dealership, who sent a tow truck to pick up van. i told the service tech what happened and he said that they would examine the car and call me with their diagnosis. later, they called and said that the transmission was shot, and that they would have no way of knowing what specific part of the transmission failed unless they did more extensive dismantling of the transmission, which would end up costing more money in labor. he said we should just buy a brand new transmission, which would be $3,100. i got online and did a bing search for
12/01/201046789
 My 2005 frod freestar transmission went out as i was driving. it has less than 50,000 miles on it.
12/03/201047000
 My wife was driving home from work in our 2005 ford freestar when the transmission failed. this happened during rush hour traffic and was very traumatic for my wife as several cars almost rear ended her. we had the van towed to the ford dealer who told us it was going to be $2700 to replace the torque converter and pump shaft. after doing some research we see that ford is aware of this problem and the nhtsa is investigating. a warning from ford to those who are putting their lives in peril by driving these vans with defective transmissions would have been nice. what if she had gotten into an accident over this? we'll count our blessing that we will only be out $2,700 (i guess).
09/25/2010111265
 My '05 freestar died on sept. 25 while i was on my way to kentucky to my sons graduation from army basic training. i was coming over a bridge that i couldn't pull over on when the transmission stopped pulling. luckily, i was going fast enough it happened and coming down a hill to pull over when it died. i had it serviced last year in sept. had a tune-up in february and had the oil changed every 3000 miles. my family and i, which consisted of my husand, mother, father, daughter and her 9 month old baby and sister-in-law, had to rent a car in alabama to continue on to kentucky to my sons graduation. i had to pay aamco the grand total of $2400 to rebuild a transmission, that the ford place told me should not have went out. i called the national ford company and they were absolutely no help.
12/04/201084400
 I was driving during rush hour traffic with my 3 young children, when i came to a stop sign. i went to turn the corner when my minivan wouldn't go forward at all. we barely missed being rear ended by the other car turning behind us. i was lucky enough to coast into a residential area and pull over.
12/03/201065000
 Driving on busy freeway in the fast lane at 75mph with cruise control engaged. suddenly a loud revving sound and dash gauge showed rpms at well above 5,000. tapped the brake to turn off cruise control, and felt confused because pressing gas pedal resulted in no acceleration but rpms would go through the roof. i was traveling in the fast lane, so i put my right blinker on and thank god was able to safely maneuver over two lanes in heavy and fast-moving traffic and semi-trucks to the right lane. was also blessed to be on a fairly steeply inclined portion of the freeway, so that i was able to continue coasting enough to take the next freeway exit and turn into a gas station instead of being stranded on freeway shoulder or in the road blocking traffic. called the nearest ford dealership, who sent a tow truck to pick up van. i told the service tech what happened and he said that they would examine the car and call me with their diagnosis. later, they called and said that the transmission was shot, and that they would have no way of knowing what specific part of the transmission failed unless they did more extensive dismantling of the transmission, which would end up costing more money in labor. he said we should just buy a brand new transmission, which would be $3,100. i got online and did a bing search for
12/01/201046789
 My 2005 frod freestar transmission went out as i was driving. it has less than 50,000 miles on it.
12/02/2010126000
 I was driving my 2005 ford freestar on the garden state parkway in south jersey at 65 miles per hour in the right lane when i realized i could not give the car any gas. the highway has small hills and turns, and i had driven approximately 50 miles prior to this occurrence, driving my son and his friends to school. after pushing the gas pedal, the van did not respond and i began to coast. i pulled the car over to a safe area with my hazard lights flashing. since the car did not respond after turning it off and starting it again, i placed a called to aaa. as i waited, cars and trucks travelling at full speed past me were a bit alarming. i was towed off the parkway and to a local transmission shop as recommended. after investigation, it was determined that the transmission failed and a new one is being put in the van. this will cost $2300 and leave me without a vehicle for work for almost a week. there was no warning to this occurring. no warning lights were lit up, and incidents such as this had not occurred prior to this.
12/03/201047000
 My wife was driving home from work in our 2005 ford freestar when the transmission failed. this happened during rush hour traffic and was very traumatic for my wife as several cars almost rear ended her. we had the van towed to the ford dealer who told us it was going to be $2700 to replace the torque converter and pump shaft. after doing some research we see that ford is aware of this problem and the nhtsa is investigating. a warning from ford to those who are putting their lives in peril by driving these vans with defective transmissions would have been nice. what if she had gotten into an accident over this? we'll count our blessing that we will only be out $2,700 (i guess).
09/25/2010111265
 My '05 freestar died on sept. 25 while i was on my way to kentucky to my sons graduation from army basic training. i was coming over a bridge that i couldn't pull over on when the transmission stopped pulling. luckily, i was going fast enough it happened and coming down a hill to pull over when it died. i had it serviced last year in sept. had a tune-up in february and had the oil changed every 3000 miles. my family and i, which consisted of my husand, mother, father, daughter and her 9 month old baby and sister-in-law, had to rent a car in alabama to continue on to kentucky to my sons graduation. i had to pay aamco the grand total of $2400 to rebuild a transmission, that the ford place told me should not have went out. i called the national ford company and they were absolutely no help.
12/04/201084400
 I was driving during rush hour traffic with my 3 young children, when i came to a stop sign. i went to turn the corner when my minivan wouldn't go forward at all. we barely missed being rear ended by the other car turning behind us. i was lucky enough to coast into a residential area and pull over.
12/03/201065000
 Driving on busy freeway in the fast lane at 75mph with cruise control engaged. suddenly a loud revving sound and dash gauge showed rpms at well above 5,000. tapped the brake to turn off cruise control, and felt confused because pressing gas pedal resulted in no acceleration but rpms would go through the roof. i was traveling in the fast lane, so i put my right blinker on and thank god was able to safely maneuver over two lanes in heavy and fast-moving traffic and semi-trucks to the right lane. was also blessed to be on a fairly steeply inclined portion of the freeway, so that i was able to continue coasting enough to take the next freeway exit and turn into a gas station instead of being stranded on freeway shoulder or in the road blocking traffic. called the nearest ford dealership, who sent a tow truck to pick up van. i told the service tech what happened and he said that they would examine the car and call me with their diagnosis. later, they called and said that the transmission was shot, and that they would have no way of knowing what specific part of the transmission failed unless they did more extensive dismantling of the transmission, which would end up costing more money in labor. he said we should just buy a brand new transmission, which would be $3,100. i got online and did a bing search for
12/01/201046789
 My 2005 frod freestar transmission went out as i was driving. it has less than 50,000 miles on it.
12/02/2010126000
 I was driving my 2005 ford freestar on the garden state parkway in south jersey at 65 miles per hour in the right lane when i realized i could not give the car any gas. the highway has small hills and turns, and i had driven approximately 50 miles prior to this occurrence, driving my son and his friends to school. after pushing the gas pedal, the van did not respond and i began to coast. i pulled the car over to a safe area with my hazard lights flashing. since the car did not respond after turning it off and starting it again, i placed a called to aaa. as i waited, cars and trucks travelling at full speed past me were a bit alarming. i was towed off the parkway and to a local transmission shop as recommended. after investigation, it was determined that the transmission failed and a new one is being put in the van. this will cost $2300 and leave me without a vehicle for work for almost a week. there was no warning to this occurring. no warning lights were lit up, and incidents such as this had not occurred prior to this.
12/03/201047000
 My wife was driving home from work in our 2005 ford freestar when the transmission failed. this happened during rush hour traffic and was very traumatic for my wife as several cars almost rear ended her. we had the van towed to the ford dealer who told us it was going to be $2700 to replace the torque converter and pump shaft. after doing some research we see that ford is aware of this problem and the nhtsa is investigating. a warning from ford to those who are putting their lives in peril by driving these vans with defective transmissions would have been nice. what if she had gotten into an accident over this? we'll count our blessing that we will only be out $2,700 (i guess).
09/25/2010111265
 My '05 freestar died on sept. 25 while i was on my way to kentucky to my sons graduation from army basic training. i was coming over a bridge that i couldn't pull over on when the transmission stopped pulling. luckily, i was going fast enough it happened and coming down a hill to pull over when it died. i had it serviced last year in sept. had a tune-up in february and had the oil changed every 3000 miles. my family and i, which consisted of my husand, mother, father, daughter and her 9 month old baby and sister-in-law, had to rent a car in alabama to continue on to kentucky to my sons graduation. i had to pay aamco the grand total of $2400 to rebuild a transmission, that the ford place told me should not have went out. i called the national ford company and they were absolutely no help.
12/04/201084400
 I was driving during rush hour traffic with my 3 young children, when i came to a stop sign. i went to turn the corner when my minivan wouldn't go forward at all. we barely missed being rear ended by the other car turning behind us. i was lucky enough to coast into a residential area and pull over.
12/03/201065000
 Driving on busy freeway in the fast lane at 75mph with cruise control engaged. suddenly a loud revving sound and dash gauge showed rpms at well above 5,000. tapped the brake to turn off cruise control, and felt confused because pressing gas pedal resulted in no acceleration but rpms would go through the roof. i was traveling in the fast lane, so i put my right blinker on and thank god was able to safely maneuver over two lanes in heavy and fast-moving traffic and semi-trucks to the right lane. was also blessed to be on a fairly steeply inclined portion of the freeway, so that i was able to continue coasting enough to take the next freeway exit and turn into a gas station instead of being stranded on freeway shoulder or in the road blocking traffic. called the nearest ford dealership, who sent a tow truck to pick up van. i told the service tech what happened and he said that they would examine the car and call me with their diagnosis. later, they called and said that the transmission was shot, and that they would have no way of knowing what specific part of the transmission failed unless they did more extensive dismantling of the transmission, which would end up costing more money in labor. he said we should just buy a brand new transmission, which would be $3,100. i got online and did a bing search for
12/01/201046789
 My 2005 frod freestar transmission went out as i was driving. it has less than 50,000 miles on it.
12/02/2010126000
 I was driving my 2005 ford freestar on the garden state parkway in south jersey at 65 miles per hour in the right lane when i realized i could not give the car any gas. the highway has small hills and turns, and i had driven approximately 50 miles prior to this occurrence, driving my son and his friends to school. after pushing the gas pedal, the van did not respond and i began to coast. i pulled the car over to a safe area with my hazard lights flashing. since the car did not respond after turning it off and starting it again, i placed a called to aaa. as i waited, cars and trucks travelling at full speed past me were a bit alarming. i was towed off the parkway and to a local transmission shop as recommended. after investigation, it was determined that the transmission failed and a new one is being put in the van. this will cost $2300 and leave me without a vehicle for work for almost a week. there was no warning to this occurring. no warning lights were lit up, and incidents such as this had not occurred prior to this.
11/24/201047073
 Tl. the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated while driving the vehicle began to stall. the contact pulled over to the side of the road and towed the vehicle home. the contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic and he notice the vehicle was not pumping fuel and a faulty cam position sensor and a transmission speed sensor. the mechanic replaced both sensors but that did not remedy the problem. the contact called the dealer to explain the stalling issue with the vehicle. the dealer stated the vehicle needs to have the transmission inspected. the contact called the manufacturer and the manufacturer stated since there is no recall there is nothing they can do. the contact stated this is a safety issue that should be recalled. 47,073.
12/04/201084400
 I was driving during rush hour traffic with my 3 young children, when i came to a stop sign. i went to turn the corner when my minivan wouldn't go forward at all. we barely missed being rear ended by the other car turning behind us. i was lucky enough to coast into a residential area and pull over.
12/03/201065000
 Driving on busy freeway in the fast lane at 75mph with cruise control engaged. suddenly a loud revving sound and dash gauge showed rpms at well above 5,000. tapped the brake to turn off cruise control, and felt confused because pressing gas pedal resulted in no acceleration but rpms would go through the roof. i was traveling in the fast lane, so i put my right blinker on and thank god was able to safely maneuver over two lanes in heavy and fast-moving traffic and semi-trucks to the right lane. was also blessed to be on a fairly steeply inclined portion of the freeway, so that i was able to continue coasting enough to take the next freeway exit and turn into a gas station instead of being stranded on freeway shoulder or in the road blocking traffic. called the nearest ford dealership, who sent a tow truck to pick up van. i told the service tech what happened and he said that they would examine the car and call me with their diagnosis. later, they called and said that the transmission was shot, and that they would have no way of knowing what specific part of the transmission failed unless they did more extensive dismantling of the transmission, which would end up costing more money in labor. he said we should just buy a brand new transmission, which would be $3,100. i got online and did a bing search for
12/01/201046789
 My 2005 frod freestar transmission went out as i was driving. it has less than 50,000 miles on it.
12/02/2010126000
 I was driving my 2005 ford freestar on the garden state parkway in south jersey at 65 miles per hour in the right lane when i realized i could not give the car any gas. the highway has small hills and turns, and i had driven approximately 50 miles prior to this occurrence, driving my son and his friends to school. after pushing the gas pedal, the van did not respond and i began to coast. i pulled the car over to a safe area with my hazard lights flashing. since the car did not respond after turning it off and starting it again, i placed a called to aaa. as i waited, cars and trucks travelling at full speed past me were a bit alarming. i was towed off the parkway and to a local transmission shop as recommended. after investigation, it was determined that the transmission failed and a new one is being put in the van. this will cost $2300 and leave me without a vehicle for work for almost a week. there was no warning to this occurring. no warning lights were lit up, and incidents such as this had not occurred prior to this.
11/24/201047073
 Tl. the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated while driving the vehicle began to stall. the contact pulled over to the side of the road and towed the vehicle home. the contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic and he notice the vehicle was not pumping fuel and a faulty cam position sensor and a transmission speed sensor. the mechanic replaced both sensors but that did not remedy the problem. the contact called the dealer to explain the stalling issue with the vehicle. the dealer stated the vehicle needs to have the transmission inspected. the contact called the manufacturer and the manufacturer stated since there is no recall there is nothing they can do. the contact stated this is a safety issue that should be recalled. 47,073.
11/26/201073000
 Our 2005 ford freestar loses power and engine stalls, this has happened 4 times within 6-9 month period and we have taken it to a ford dealership each time. each time a different code comes up, we have the work done and ultimately it happens again. this happens and no power to get off the road, expressway etc. a very dangerous situation with 2 children in the back.
11/16/201047947
 I was driving on hwy 36, approximately 50mph, when my ford freestar's engine failed, resulting in loss of all control. i was able to restart the vehicle, but the transmission would not engage.
11/28/201080000
 While driving at highway speed, it felt like the transmission went into neutral. the engine will rev and is able to be shifted into another gear, but doesn't move. there was no warning - no light or bell, no noises, no smells. we were forced to pull off the road and coast to a safe place with our 2 children in the car. there are approximately 80,000 miles on the vehicle. we have yet to rpair the vehicle as it just occured.
11/24/201075000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while the contact was driving approximately 65 mph, the transmission suddenly failed to operate during acceleration. there was no prior warning. the vehicle was towed to the residence. the vehicle was not diagnosed for the failure. the contact was in the process of notifying the dealer. the failure mileage was approximately 75,000. js
11/24/201047073
 Tl. the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated while driving the vehicle began to stall. the contact pulled over to the side of the road and towed the vehicle home. the contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic and he notice the vehicle was not pumping fuel and a faulty cam position sensor and a transmission speed sensor. the mechanic replaced both sensors but that did not remedy the problem. the contact called the dealer to explain the stalling issue with the vehicle. the dealer stated the vehicle needs to have the transmission inspected. the contact called the manufacturer and the manufacturer stated since there is no recall there is nothing they can do. the contact stated this is a safety issue that should be recalled. 47,073.
11/26/201073000
 Our 2005 ford freestar loses power and engine stalls, this has happened 4 times within 6-9 month period and we have taken it to a ford dealership each time. each time a different code comes up, we have the work done and ultimately it happens again. this happens and no power to get off the road, expressway etc. a very dangerous situation with 2 children in the back.
11/16/201047947
 I was driving on hwy 36, approximately 50mph, when my ford freestar's engine failed, resulting in loss of all control. i was able to restart the vehicle, but the transmission would not engage.
11/28/201080000
 While driving at highway speed, it felt like the transmission went into neutral. the engine will rev and is able to be shifted into another gear, but doesn't move. there was no warning - no light or bell, no noises, no smells. we were forced to pull off the road and coast to a safe place with our 2 children in the car. there are approximately 80,000 miles on the vehicle. we have yet to rpair the vehicle as it just occured.
11/24/201075000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while the contact was driving approximately 65 mph, the transmission suddenly failed to operate during acceleration. there was no prior warning. the vehicle was towed to the residence. the vehicle was not diagnosed for the failure. the contact was in the process of notifying the dealer. the failure mileage was approximately 75,000. js
11/24/201047073
 Tl. the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated while driving the vehicle began to stall. the contact pulled over to the side of the road and towed the vehicle home. the contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic and he notice the vehicle was not pumping fuel and a faulty cam position sensor and a transmission speed sensor. the mechanic replaced both sensors but that did not remedy the problem. the contact called the dealer to explain the stalling issue with the vehicle. the dealer stated the vehicle needs to have the transmission inspected. the contact called the manufacturer and the manufacturer stated since there is no recall there is nothing they can do. the contact stated this is a safety issue that should be recalled. 47,073.
11/26/201073000
 Our 2005 ford freestar loses power and engine stalls, this has happened 4 times within 6-9 month period and we have taken it to a ford dealership each time. each time a different code comes up, we have the work done and ultimately it happens again. this happens and no power to get off the road, expressway etc. a very dangerous situation with 2 children in the back.
11/16/201047947
 I was driving on hwy 36, approximately 50mph, when my ford freestar's engine failed, resulting in loss of all control. i was able to restart the vehicle, but the transmission would not engage.
11/28/201080000
 While driving at highway speed, it felt like the transmission went into neutral. the engine will rev and is able to be shifted into another gear, but doesn't move. there was no warning - no light or bell, no noises, no smells. we were forced to pull off the road and coast to a safe place with our 2 children in the car. there are approximately 80,000 miles on the vehicle. we have yet to rpair the vehicle as it just occured.
11/24/201075000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while the contact was driving approximately 65 mph, the transmission suddenly failed to operate during acceleration. there was no prior warning. the vehicle was towed to the residence. the vehicle was not diagnosed for the failure. the contact was in the process of notifying the dealer. the failure mileage was approximately 75,000. js
11/23/201064000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving 75 mph, the vehicle lost power. the dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. the contact did not inform the manufacturer of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was not available. the current and failure mileage was approximately 64,000. bw
11/26/201073000
 Our 2005 ford freestar loses power and engine stalls, this has happened 4 times within 6-9 month period and we have taken it to a ford dealership each time. each time a different code comes up, we have the work done and ultimately it happens again. this happens and no power to get off the road, expressway etc. a very dangerous situation with 2 children in the back.
11/16/201047947
 I was driving on hwy 36, approximately 50mph, when my ford freestar's engine failed, resulting in loss of all control. i was able to restart the vehicle, but the transmission would not engage.
11/28/201080000
 While driving at highway speed, it felt like the transmission went into neutral. the engine will rev and is able to be shifted into another gear, but doesn't move. there was no warning - no light or bell, no noises, no smells. we were forced to pull off the road and coast to a safe place with our 2 children in the car. there are approximately 80,000 miles on the vehicle. we have yet to rpair the vehicle as it just occured.
11/24/201075000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while the contact was driving approximately 65 mph, the transmission suddenly failed to operate during acceleration. there was no prior warning. the vehicle was towed to the residence. the vehicle was not diagnosed for the failure. the contact was in the process of notifying the dealer. the failure mileage was approximately 75,000. js
11/23/201064000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving 75 mph, the vehicle lost power. the dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. the contact did not inform the manufacturer of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was not available. the current and failure mileage was approximately 64,000. bw
11/24/201085000
 My 2005 ford freestar lost power to the wheels without warning. the transmission failed while driving with my 3 children in the car. the vehicle only has 85,000 miles on it. there were no noises, lights, or other indication of a problem prior to failure.
11/28/201080000
 While driving at highway speed, it felt like the transmission went into neutral. the engine will rev and is able to be shifted into another gear, but doesn't move. there was no warning - no light or bell, no noises, no smells. we were forced to pull off the road and coast to a safe place with our 2 children in the car. there are approximately 80,000 miles on the vehicle. we have yet to rpair the vehicle as it just occured.
11/24/201075000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while the contact was driving approximately 65 mph, the transmission suddenly failed to operate during acceleration. there was no prior warning. the vehicle was towed to the residence. the vehicle was not diagnosed for the failure. the contact was in the process of notifying the dealer. the failure mileage was approximately 75,000. js
11/23/201064000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving 75 mph, the vehicle lost power. the dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. the contact did not inform the manufacturer of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was not available. the current and failure mileage was approximately 64,000. bw
11/24/201085000
 My 2005 ford freestar lost power to the wheels without warning. the transmission failed while driving with my 3 children in the car. the vehicle only has 85,000 miles on it. there were no noises, lights, or other indication of a problem prior to failure.
11/23/201064000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving 75 mph, the vehicle lost power. the dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. the contact did not inform the manufacturer of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was not available. the current and failure mileage was approximately 64,000. bw
11/24/201085000
 My 2005 ford freestar lost power to the wheels without warning. the transmission failed while driving with my 3 children in the car. the vehicle only has 85,000 miles on it. there were no noises, lights, or other indication of a problem prior to failure.
11/21/2010135000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that while driving at 70 mph, power to the transmission suddenly stopped. the vehicle would no longer move forward. there were no warning lights prior to the failure. the vehicle was towed to her residence. the vehicle had not been inspected or repaired. the manufacturer had not been notified. the current and failure mileages were approximately 135,000-bk
03/15/201085000
 2005 ford freestar.transmision just stoped with no warning.aprox 80.000 milesa.almost had a serious accident.cost me 1800 dollars to fix.will never buy another ford again.i don't know why they have not recalled them.i guess they omly recall forign made cars.
11/24/201085000
 My 2005 ford freestar lost power to the wheels without warning. the transmission failed while driving with my 3 children in the car. the vehicle only has 85,000 miles on it. there were no noises, lights, or other indication of a problem prior to failure.
11/21/2010135000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that while driving at 70 mph, power to the transmission suddenly stopped. the vehicle would no longer move forward. there were no warning lights prior to the failure. the vehicle was towed to her residence. the vehicle had not been inspected or repaired. the manufacturer had not been notified. the current and failure mileages were approximately 135,000-bk
03/15/201085000
 2005 ford freestar.transmision just stoped with no warning.aprox 80.000 milesa.almost had a serious accident.cost me 1800 dollars to fix.will never buy another ford again.i don't know why they have not recalled them.i guess they omly recall forign made cars.
11/21/2010135000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that while driving at 70 mph, power to the transmission suddenly stopped. the vehicle would no longer move forward. there were no warning lights prior to the failure. the vehicle was towed to her residence. the vehicle had not been inspected or repaired. the manufacturer had not been notified. the current and failure mileages were approximately 135,000-bk
03/15/201085000
 2005 ford freestar.transmision just stoped with no warning.aprox 80.000 milesa.almost had a serious accident.cost me 1800 dollars to fix.will never buy another ford again.i don't know why they have not recalled them.i guess they omly recall forign made cars.
11/21/2010135000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that while driving at 70 mph, power to the transmission suddenly stopped. the vehicle would no longer move forward. there were no warning lights prior to the failure. the vehicle was towed to her residence. the vehicle had not been inspected or repaired. the manufacturer had not been notified. the current and failure mileages were approximately 135,000-bk
03/15/201085000
 2005 ford freestar.transmision just stoped with no warning.aprox 80.000 milesa.almost had a serious accident.cost me 1800 dollars to fix.will never buy another ford again.i don't know why they have not recalled them.i guess they omly recall forign made cars.
03/15/201085000
 2005 ford freestar.transmision just stoped with no warning.aprox 80.000 milesa.almost had a serious accident.cost me 1800 dollars to fix.will never buy another ford again.i don't know why they have not recalled them.i guess they omly recall forign made cars.
06/11/201054111
 2005 ford freestar with 54111 miles lost all power to the transmission. had towed to ford dealership and found that the torque converter had failed. luckily i had an extended warranty that covered it, less my deductible.
10/15/201077924
 Complete loss of drive power from transmission. loss of power was in morning traffic with three kids onboard. vehicle rolled to a stop barely out of traffic. no repair completed. loss of power came from failed transmission with the likely cause being the torqe convertor.
10/07/201091000
 Our 2009 ford freestar loss all power to the wheels. the car was towed to a repair shop where they discovered that the transmission was broken due to a torgue converter failure. cost to repair is $3200. this car had 91,000 miles on it.
06/11/201054111
 2005 ford freestar with 54111 miles lost all power to the transmission. had towed to ford dealership and found that the torque converter had failed. luckily i had an extended warranty that covered it, less my deductible.
10/15/201077924
 Complete loss of drive power from transmission. loss of power was in morning traffic with three kids onboard. vehicle rolled to a stop barely out of traffic. no repair completed. loss of power came from failed transmission with the likely cause being the torqe convertor.
10/07/201091000
 Our 2009 ford freestar loss all power to the wheels. the car was towed to a repair shop where they discovered that the transmission was broken due to a torgue converter failure. cost to repair is $3200. this car had 91,000 miles on it.
06/11/201054111
 2005 ford freestar with 54111 miles lost all power to the transmission. had towed to ford dealership and found that the torque converter had failed. luckily i had an extended warranty that covered it, less my deductible.
10/15/201077924
 Complete loss of drive power from transmission. loss of power was in morning traffic with three kids onboard. vehicle rolled to a stop barely out of traffic. no repair completed. loss of power came from failed transmission with the likely cause being the torqe convertor.
10/07/201091000
 Our 2009 ford freestar loss all power to the wheels. the car was towed to a repair shop where they discovered that the transmission was broken due to a torgue converter failure. cost to repair is $3200. this car had 91,000 miles on it.
06/11/201054111
 2005 ford freestar with 54111 miles lost all power to the transmission. had towed to ford dealership and found that the torque converter had failed. luckily i had an extended warranty that covered it, less my deductible.
10/15/201077924
 Complete loss of drive power from transmission. loss of power was in morning traffic with three kids onboard. vehicle rolled to a stop barely out of traffic. no repair completed. loss of power came from failed transmission with the likely cause being the torqe convertor.
10/07/201091000
 Our 2009 ford freestar loss all power to the wheels. the car was towed to a repair shop where they discovered that the transmission was broken due to a torgue converter failure. cost to repair is $3200. this car had 91,000 miles on it.
10/15/201077924
 Complete loss of drive power from transmission. loss of power was in morning traffic with three kids onboard. vehicle rolled to a stop barely out of traffic. no repair completed. loss of power came from failed transmission with the likely cause being the torqe convertor.
10/07/201091000
 Our 2009 ford freestar loss all power to the wheels. the car was towed to a repair shop where they discovered that the transmission was broken due to a torgue converter failure. cost to repair is $3200. this car had 91,000 miles on it.
11/02/2010114062
 This is my 2nd complaint on this vehicle. the 1st complaint was filed with the nhtsa on 4/17/10 (odi# 10326164). this complaint also pertains to the transmission. on tuesday, nov. 2, 2010 as i was driving the transaxel warning light on the dash started to blink. i took the vehicle to the same shop that installed the new torque converter on 4/16/10. after the vehicle was examined i was told that there is a problem with 3rd gear in the tranmission which will soon result in a transmission failure. the repairs will cost approx. $2000.00.
11/02/2010114062
 This is my 2nd complaint on this vehicle. the 1st complaint was filed with the nhtsa on 4/17/10 (odi# 10326164). this complaint also pertains to the transmission. on tuesday, nov. 2, 2010 as i was driving the transaxel warning light on the dash started to blink. i took the vehicle to the same shop that installed the new torque converter on 4/16/10. after the vehicle was examined i was told that there is a problem with 3rd gear in the tranmission which will soon result in a transmission failure. the repairs will cost approx. $2000.00.
11/02/2010114062
 This is my 2nd complaint on this vehicle. the 1st complaint was filed with the nhtsa on 4/17/10 (odi# 10326164). this complaint also pertains to the transmission. on tuesday, nov. 2, 2010 as i was driving the transaxel warning light on the dash started to blink. i took the vehicle to the same shop that installed the new torque converter on 4/16/10. after the vehicle was examined i was told that there is a problem with 3rd gear in the tranmission which will soon result in a transmission failure. the repairs will cost approx. $2000.00.
09/30/2010110800
 2005 ford freestar transmission. sudden and complete loss of power due to transmission failure. occurred at 60km/h on busy road. repair of transmission was replacement of torque converter shaft splines. warranty was 5 yr or 100,000 km. vehile was still under the 5 year time for warranty. total mileage was 110,000. my personal mileage was under the 100,000 warranty but vehilce had 13,000 dealer driven kilometers on it. ford declined coverage due to mileage. transmission repair technician stated ford freestars have underpowered transmission and they fix them constantly.
11/02/2010114062
 This is my 2nd complaint on this vehicle. the 1st complaint was filed with the nhtsa on 4/17/10 (odi# 10326164). this complaint also pertains to the transmission. on tuesday, nov. 2, 2010 as i was driving the transaxel warning light on the dash started to blink. i took the vehicle to the same shop that installed the new torque converter on 4/16/10. after the vehicle was examined i was told that there is a problem with 3rd gear in the tranmission which will soon result in a transmission failure. the repairs will cost approx. $2000.00.
09/30/2010110800
 2005 ford freestar transmission. sudden and complete loss of power due to transmission failure. occurred at 60km/h on busy road. repair of transmission was replacement of torque converter shaft splines. warranty was 5 yr or 100,000 km. vehile was still under the 5 year time for warranty. total mileage was 110,000. my personal mileage was under the 100,000 warranty but vehilce had 13,000 dealer driven kilometers on it. ford declined coverage due to mileage. transmission repair technician stated ford freestars have underpowered transmission and they fix them constantly.
11/02/2010114062
 This is my 2nd complaint on this vehicle. the 1st complaint was filed with the nhtsa on 4/17/10 (odi# 10326164). this complaint also pertains to the transmission. on tuesday, nov. 2, 2010 as i was driving the transaxel warning light on the dash started to blink. i took the vehicle to the same shop that installed the new torque converter on 4/16/10. after the vehicle was examined i was told that there is a problem with 3rd gear in the tranmission which will soon result in a transmission failure. the repairs will cost approx. $2000.00.
09/30/2010110800
 2005 ford freestar transmission. sudden and complete loss of power due to transmission failure. occurred at 60km/h on busy road. repair of transmission was replacement of torque converter shaft splines. warranty was 5 yr or 100,000 km. vehile was still under the 5 year time for warranty. total mileage was 110,000. my personal mileage was under the 100,000 warranty but vehilce had 13,000 dealer driven kilometers on it. ford declined coverage due to mileage. transmission repair technician stated ford freestars have underpowered transmission and they fix them constantly.
07/15/201050000
 Van stalls at lights. just cuts off. mechanic said it has some thing to do with the pcm. trans has been replaced. but still haveing problems with that. rear brake calipers ceased up . this van is a road hazard.never know what it is going to do or when it is going to fail .
09/30/2010110800
 2005 ford freestar transmission. sudden and complete loss of power due to transmission failure. occurred at 60km/h on busy road. repair of transmission was replacement of torque converter shaft splines. warranty was 5 yr or 100,000 km. vehile was still under the 5 year time for warranty. total mileage was 110,000. my personal mileage was under the 100,000 warranty but vehilce had 13,000 dealer driven kilometers on it. ford declined coverage due to mileage. transmission repair technician stated ford freestars have underpowered transmission and they fix them constantly.
07/15/201050000
 Van stalls at lights. just cuts off. mechanic said it has some thing to do with the pcm. trans has been replaced. but still haveing problems with that. rear brake calipers ceased up . this van is a road hazard.never know what it is going to do or when it is going to fail .
09/30/2010110800
 2005 ford freestar transmission. sudden and complete loss of power due to transmission failure. occurred at 60km/h on busy road. repair of transmission was replacement of torque converter shaft splines. warranty was 5 yr or 100,000 km. vehile was still under the 5 year time for warranty. total mileage was 110,000. my personal mileage was under the 100,000 warranty but vehilce had 13,000 dealer driven kilometers on it. ford declined coverage due to mileage. transmission repair technician stated ford freestars have underpowered transmission and they fix them constantly.
07/15/201050000
 Van stalls at lights. just cuts off. mechanic said it has some thing to do with the pcm. trans has been replaced. but still haveing problems with that. rear brake calipers ceased up . this van is a road hazard.never know what it is going to do or when it is going to fail .
07/15/201050000
 Van stalls at lights. just cuts off. mechanic said it has some thing to do with the pcm. trans has been replaced. but still haveing problems with that. rear brake calipers ceased up . this van is a road hazard.never know what it is going to do or when it is going to fail .
10/28/201084000
 2005 ford freestar. pulling out into an intersection and vehicle lost all power. transmission is gone. have not gotten repair costs yet but i anticipate over $2000. i have seen that there are over 1000 complaints in the internet for the same issue. i could have been killed because i had no warning of this happening and there was on coming traffic approaching me.
07/15/201050000
 Van stalls at lights. just cuts off. mechanic said it has some thing to do with the pcm. trans has been replaced. but still haveing problems with that. rear brake calipers ceased up . this van is a road hazard.never know what it is going to do or when it is going to fail .
10/28/201084000
 2005 ford freestar. pulling out into an intersection and vehicle lost all power. transmission is gone. have not gotten repair costs yet but i anticipate over $2000. i have seen that there are over 1000 complaints in the internet for the same issue. i could have been killed because i had no warning of this happening and there was on coming traffic approaching me.
07/15/201050000
 Van stalls at lights. just cuts off. mechanic said it has some thing to do with the pcm. trans has been replaced. but still haveing problems with that. rear brake calipers ceased up . this van is a road hazard.never know what it is going to do or when it is going to fail .
10/28/201084000
 2005 ford freestar. pulling out into an intersection and vehicle lost all power. transmission is gone. have not gotten repair costs yet but i anticipate over $2000. i have seen that there are over 1000 complaints in the internet for the same issue. i could have been killed because i had no warning of this happening and there was on coming traffic approaching me.
10/28/201084000
 2005 ford freestar. pulling out into an intersection and vehicle lost all power. transmission is gone. have not gotten repair costs yet but i anticipate over $2000. i have seen that there are over 1000 complaints in the internet for the same issue. i could have been killed because i had no warning of this happening and there was on coming traffic approaching me.
05/05/2010120000
 In may 2010, van lost all power on the interstate. wife and daughter were left stranded. engine ran, but vehicle would not move. torque converter replacement cost $1300. in oct 2010 the van agin lost all power, but fortunately in the driveway backing out of the garage. it is in the shop now. who knows how much it will cost this time. i still owe $2000, so i have no choice but to make repairs. there is a class action lawsuit filed against ford. i intent on seeing if i can be added.
01/01/19011
 2005 ford freestar. consumer states problems with vehicle transmission *tgw the consumer stated the transmission failed as she was driving on the interstate last year. *jb
05/05/2010120000
 In may 2010, van lost all power on the interstate. wife and daughter were left stranded. engine ran, but vehicle would not move. torque converter replacement cost $1300. in oct 2010 the van agin lost all power, but fortunately in the driveway backing out of the garage. it is in the shop now. who knows how much it will cost this time. i still owe $2000, so i have no choice but to make repairs. there is a class action lawsuit filed against ford. i intent on seeing if i can be added.
01/01/19011
 2005 ford freestar. consumer states problems with vehicle transmission *tgw the consumer stated the transmission failed as she was driving on the interstate last year. *jb
10/04/201089000
 While driving my daughter home from dance class, the vehicle completely lost power - the engine was still running but the car would not engage in any gear. i had to coast to the side of the road and call for a tow truck. the transmission has completely failed and needs to be replaced.
10/14/201099000
 While driving on new york state thruway at 55 mph the transmission on my 2005 ford freestart failed. the engine reved up and the car coasted to a stop. luckily i was able to get off the roadway.
05/05/2010120000
 In may 2010, van lost all power on the interstate. wife and daughter were left stranded. engine ran, but vehicle would not move. torque converter replacement cost $1300. in oct 2010 the van agin lost all power, but fortunately in the driveway backing out of the garage. it is in the shop now. who knows how much it will cost this time. i still owe $2000, so i have no choice but to make repairs. there is a class action lawsuit filed against ford. i intent on seeing if i can be added.
01/01/19011
 2005 ford freestar. consumer states problems with vehicle transmission *tgw the consumer stated the transmission failed as she was driving on the interstate last year. *jb
10/04/201089000
 While driving my daughter home from dance class, the vehicle completely lost power - the engine was still running but the car would not engage in any gear. i had to coast to the side of the road and call for a tow truck. the transmission has completely failed and needs to be replaced.
10/14/201099000
 While driving on new york state thruway at 55 mph the transmission on my 2005 ford freestart failed. the engine reved up and the car coasted to a stop. luckily i was able to get off the roadway.
05/05/2010120000
 In may 2010, van lost all power on the interstate. wife and daughter were left stranded. engine ran, but vehicle would not move. torque converter replacement cost $1300. in oct 2010 the van agin lost all power, but fortunately in the driveway backing out of the garage. it is in the shop now. who knows how much it will cost this time. i still owe $2000, so i have no choice but to make repairs. there is a class action lawsuit filed against ford. i intent on seeing if i can be added.
01/01/19011
 2005 ford freestar. consumer states problems with vehicle transmission *tgw the consumer stated the transmission failed as she was driving on the interstate last year. *jb
10/04/201089000
 While driving my daughter home from dance class, the vehicle completely lost power - the engine was still running but the car would not engage in any gear. i had to coast to the side of the road and call for a tow truck. the transmission has completely failed and needs to be replaced.
10/14/201099000
 While driving on new york state thruway at 55 mph the transmission on my 2005 ford freestart failed. the engine reved up and the car coasted to a stop. luckily i was able to get off the roadway.
10/08/201097000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact was driving approximately between 65-70 mph with the cruise control activated. the transmission failed to operate. the contact was able to drive to the side of the road. the vehicle was towed to a dealer where they replaced the torque converter. the identical failure occurred two years later. the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. the technician informed that the transmission would need to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 97,000. js
09/24/2010120000
 My 2005 ford freestar (which was purchased new) transmission went out without no warning. the vehicle can tell you when the tires are low and everything else but no warning light on the transmission. left us stranded
10/04/201089000
 While driving my daughter home from dance class, the vehicle completely lost power - the engine was still running but the car would not engage in any gear. i had to coast to the side of the road and call for a tow truck. the transmission has completely failed and needs to be replaced.
10/14/201099000
 While driving on new york state thruway at 55 mph the transmission on my 2005 ford freestart failed. the engine reved up and the car coasted to a stop. luckily i was able to get off the roadway.
10/08/201097000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact was driving approximately between 65-70 mph with the cruise control activated. the transmission failed to operate. the contact was able to drive to the side of the road. the vehicle was towed to a dealer where they replaced the torque converter. the identical failure occurred two years later. the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. the technician informed that the transmission would need to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 97,000. js
09/24/2010120000
 My 2005 ford freestar (which was purchased new) transmission went out without no warning. the vehicle can tell you when the tires are low and everything else but no warning light on the transmission. left us stranded
10/08/201097000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact was driving approximately between 65-70 mph with the cruise control activated. the transmission failed to operate. the contact was able to drive to the side of the road. the vehicle was towed to a dealer where they replaced the torque converter. the identical failure occurred two years later. the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. the technician informed that the transmission would need to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 97,000. js
09/24/2010120000
 My 2005 ford freestar (which was purchased new) transmission went out without no warning. the vehicle can tell you when the tires are low and everything else but no warning light on the transmission. left us stranded
10/08/201097000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact was driving approximately between 65-70 mph with the cruise control activated. the transmission failed to operate. the contact was able to drive to the side of the road. the vehicle was towed to a dealer where they replaced the torque converter. the identical failure occurred two years later. the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. the technician informed that the transmission would need to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 97,000. js
09/24/2010120000
 My 2005 ford freestar (which was purchased new) transmission went out without no warning. the vehicle can tell you when the tires are low and everything else but no warning light on the transmission. left us stranded
09/24/2010120000
 My 2005 ford freestar (which was purchased new) transmission went out without no warning. the vehicle can tell you when the tires are low and everything else but no warning light on the transmission. left us stranded
05/10/2010112000
 While driving my 2005 ford freestar mini-van, the vehicle suddenly and instantly lost power and coasted to a stop. the engine continued to run, but the transmission would not engage in any gear. in order to correct the problem, i had to purchase another transmission. i purchased a transmission from an after-market parts manufacturer, as it was slightly less expensive than a new transmission from ford and was warranted, while frod's was not.
05/10/2010112000
 While driving my 2005 ford freestar mini-van, the vehicle suddenly and instantly lost power and coasted to a stop. the engine continued to run, but the transmission would not engage in any gear. in order to correct the problem, i had to purchase another transmission. i purchased a transmission from an after-market parts manufacturer, as it was slightly less expensive than a new transmission from ford and was warranted, while frod's was not.
09/29/2010178000
 I drive a 2005 ford freestar and on sept. 29 2010 while on the interstate the transmission (or something similar) quit working. no symptoms or warnings beforehand. i checked the transmission fluid, and it was full. i was able to safely maneuver to the shoulder of the road and have it towed. nothing has been done to correct the failure just yet but i am pretty sure a new (or refurbished) transmission will need to be put into the van.
05/10/2010112000
 While driving my 2005 ford freestar mini-van, the vehicle suddenly and instantly lost power and coasted to a stop. the engine continued to run, but the transmission would not engage in any gear. in order to correct the problem, i had to purchase another transmission. i purchased a transmission from an after-market parts manufacturer, as it was slightly less expensive than a new transmission from ford and was warranted, while frod's was not.
09/29/2010178000
 I drive a 2005 ford freestar and on sept. 29 2010 while on the interstate the transmission (or something similar) quit working. no symptoms or warnings beforehand. i checked the transmission fluid, and it was full. i was able to safely maneuver to the shoulder of the road and have it towed. nothing has been done to correct the failure just yet but i am pretty sure a new (or refurbished) transmission will need to be put into the van.
05/10/2010112000
 While driving my 2005 ford freestar mini-van, the vehicle suddenly and instantly lost power and coasted to a stop. the engine continued to run, but the transmission would not engage in any gear. in order to correct the problem, i had to purchase another transmission. i purchased a transmission from an after-market parts manufacturer, as it was slightly less expensive than a new transmission from ford and was warranted, while frod's was not.
09/29/2010178000
 I drive a 2005 ford freestar and on sept. 29 2010 while on the interstate the transmission (or something similar) quit working. no symptoms or warnings beforehand. i checked the transmission fluid, and it was full. i was able to safely maneuver to the shoulder of the road and have it towed. nothing has been done to correct the failure just yet but i am pretty sure a new (or refurbished) transmission will need to be put into the van.
09/29/2010178000
 I drive a 2005 ford freestar and on sept. 29 2010 while on the interstate the transmission (or something similar) quit working. no symptoms or warnings beforehand. i checked the transmission fluid, and it was full. i was able to safely maneuver to the shoulder of the road and have it towed. nothing has been done to correct the failure just yet but i am pretty sure a new (or refurbished) transmission will need to be put into the van.
09/22/201095000
 2005 freestar 4.2 after normal start up the transmission did not engage into gear. transmission shop has the vehicle and is still providing repair estimate. no problems or indication prior. maintenance completed regularly.
09/22/201095000
 2005 freestar 4.2 after normal start up the transmission did not engage into gear. transmission shop has the vehicle and is still providing repair estimate. no problems or indication prior. maintenance completed regularly.
09/22/201095000
 2005 freestar 4.2 after normal start up the transmission did not engage into gear. transmission shop has the vehicle and is still providing repair estimate. no problems or indication prior. maintenance completed regularly.
09/22/201095000
 2005 freestar 4.2 after normal start up the transmission did not engage into gear. transmission shop has the vehicle and is still providing repair estimate. no problems or indication prior. maintenance completed regularly.
09/10/201067646
 Loss of locomotive power, ford freestar 2005. vehicle was parked, when started, would not move.
09/10/201067646
 Loss of locomotive power, ford freestar 2005. vehicle was parked, when started, would not move.
09/07/201082414
 Driving on highway at approximately 70 miles per hour when without warning the engine had no torque (transmission failed). the engine and other systems in the car were not affected, but the car lost the ability to move forward (or backward) on its own. this happened on a busy highway at night and made for some serious safety concerns.
09/10/201067646
 Loss of locomotive power, ford freestar 2005. vehicle was parked, when started, would not move.
09/07/201082414
 Driving on highway at approximately 70 miles per hour when without warning the engine had no torque (transmission failed). the engine and other systems in the car were not affected, but the car lost the ability to move forward (or backward) on its own. this happened on a busy highway at night and made for some serious safety concerns.
09/09/201069000
 While driving over a bridge at night with my two kids in my 2005 ford freestar my vehicle's transmission stopped working without any warning, rendering my vehicle powerless and in a very dangerous situation.
09/07/201082414
 Driving on highway at approximately 70 miles per hour when without warning the engine had no torque (transmission failed). the engine and other systems in the car were not affected, but the car lost the ability to move forward (or backward) on its own. this happened on a busy highway at night and made for some serious safety concerns.
09/09/201069000
 While driving over a bridge at night with my two kids in my 2005 ford freestar my vehicle's transmission stopped working without any warning, rendering my vehicle powerless and in a very dangerous situation.
09/07/201082414
 Driving on highway at approximately 70 miles per hour when without warning the engine had no torque (transmission failed). the engine and other systems in the car were not affected, but the car lost the ability to move forward (or backward) on its own. this happened on a busy highway at night and made for some serious safety concerns.
09/09/201069000
 While driving over a bridge at night with my two kids in my 2005 ford freestar my vehicle's transmission stopped working without any warning, rendering my vehicle powerless and in a very dangerous situation.
09/09/201069000
 While driving over a bridge at night with my two kids in my 2005 ford freestar my vehicle's transmission stopped working without any warning, rendering my vehicle powerless and in a very dangerous situation.
07/30/2010100000
 While my wife was driving home from miami on i-95 with my 3 kids in the car, when all of a sudden the car started slowing down and when she would accelerate, the rpms would just go off the chart and the car was not moving. she had to pull over to the side of the road. we had it towed and was told it was the torque converter. we took it to three more places and it was the same diagnostic. the cost was between $1200-2500 to fix. this is the third major problem in months that we had. first it was the alternator, then the ac unit stopped working and now the torque converter. we have had this car for less than a year. we are in the process of getting it fixed.
07/30/2010100000
 While my wife was driving home from miami on i-95 with my 3 kids in the car, when all of a sudden the car started slowing down and when she would accelerate, the rpms would just go off the chart and the car was not moving. she had to pull over to the side of the road. we had it towed and was told it was the torque converter. we took it to three more places and it was the same diagnostic. the cost was between $1200-2500 to fix. this is the third major problem in months that we had. first it was the alternator, then the ac unit stopped working and now the torque converter. we have had this car for less than a year. we are in the process of getting it fixed.
07/30/2010100000
 While my wife was driving home from miami on i-95 with my 3 kids in the car, when all of a sudden the car started slowing down and when she would accelerate, the rpms would just go off the chart and the car was not moving. she had to pull over to the side of the road. we had it towed and was told it was the torque converter. we took it to three more places and it was the same diagnostic. the cost was between $1200-2500 to fix. this is the third major problem in months that we had. first it was the alternator, then the ac unit stopped working and now the torque converter. we have had this car for less than a year. we are in the process of getting it fixed.
07/06/2010118000
 Drove my 2005 ford freestar van home and parked it. got in a few hours later and it would not go into any gear. after doing research on the internet, i found out about the torque converter on these vans. i called a local transmission shop and he said he was very familiar with this problem. towed the van to his shop and sure enough, had to have the torque converter replaced. the mechanic stated that my van was the 7th or 8th that he had replaced just this year (2010). he stated each one had the same problem, it was stripped. he thinks ford should do a recall because this is ridicuolous. i agree. evidently ford motor company knew something was wrong with these transmissions since they no longer put these in their vehicles. i have two small children and am scared this could happen again, only this time while the van is moving. something should be done about this.
08/17/201061000
 Our 2005 ford freestar lost power to the drivetrain on august, 17, 2010 due to a problem with the torque converter. the vehicle had to be pushed by police (during rush hour) into a nearby parking lot. it was subsequently towed to the dealership where it has been for a week to receive repairs. there was no prior indication of any sort that a problem existed. the engine would rev but there was no forward or reverse power to the wheels. ford has been very resistant to help with any financial aid for the repairs because ford says the car is out of warranty. no one in the vehicle was injured when the incident occurred. the disabled vehicle caused a traffic jam until the police arrived to help.
07/06/2010118000
 Drove my 2005 ford freestar van home and parked it. got in a few hours later and it would not go into any gear. after doing research on the internet, i found out about the torque converter on these vans. i called a local transmission shop and he said he was very familiar with this problem. towed the van to his shop and sure enough, had to have the torque converter replaced. the mechanic stated that my van was the 7th or 8th that he had replaced just this year (2010). he stated each one had the same problem, it was stripped. he thinks ford should do a recall because this is ridicuolous. i agree. evidently ford motor company knew something was wrong with these transmissions since they no longer put these in their vehicles. i have two small children and am scared this could happen again, only this time while the van is moving. something should be done about this.
08/17/201061000
 Our 2005 ford freestar lost power to the drivetrain on august, 17, 2010 due to a problem with the torque converter. the vehicle had to be pushed by police (during rush hour) into a nearby parking lot. it was subsequently towed to the dealership where it has been for a week to receive repairs. there was no prior indication of any sort that a problem existed. the engine would rev but there was no forward or reverse power to the wheels. ford has been very resistant to help with any financial aid for the repairs because ford says the car is out of warranty. no one in the vehicle was injured when the incident occurred. the disabled vehicle caused a traffic jam until the police arrived to help.
07/06/2010118000
 Drove my 2005 ford freestar van home and parked it. got in a few hours later and it would not go into any gear. after doing research on the internet, i found out about the torque converter on these vans. i called a local transmission shop and he said he was very familiar with this problem. towed the van to his shop and sure enough, had to have the torque converter replaced. the mechanic stated that my van was the 7th or 8th that he had replaced just this year (2010). he stated each one had the same problem, it was stripped. he thinks ford should do a recall because this is ridicuolous. i agree. evidently ford motor company knew something was wrong with these transmissions since they no longer put these in their vehicles. i have two small children and am scared this could happen again, only this time while the van is moving. something should be done about this.
08/17/201061000
 Our 2005 ford freestar lost power to the drivetrain on august, 17, 2010 due to a problem with the torque converter. the vehicle had to be pushed by police (during rush hour) into a nearby parking lot. it was subsequently towed to the dealership where it has been for a week to receive repairs. there was no prior indication of any sort that a problem existed. the engine would rev but there was no forward or reverse power to the wheels. ford has been very resistant to help with any financial aid for the repairs because ford says the car is out of warranty. no one in the vehicle was injured when the incident occurred. the disabled vehicle caused a traffic jam until the police arrived to help.
08/10/201055000
 Tl. contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated every time the maintainance light comes the vehicle will shut off after a few days of driving. the contact took the vehicle to a dealer to have the throttle body replaced. the contact stated their are numerous complaints regarding the throttle body for this year make and model and feels the manufacturer should issue a recall. the failure mileage was 55,000. jo
08/18/201086000
 Tl -the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving approximately 70 mph, the contact stated the transmission became inoperative without warning. when pressure was applied to the accelerator pedal there was no power response. the vehicle was coasted to the side of the road and then towed to a safe location. the vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired at the time of the complaint. the failure mileage was 86,000. the vin was unavailable. js
07/06/2010118000
 Drove my 2005 ford freestar van home and parked it. got in a few hours later and it would not go into any gear. after doing research on the internet, i found out about the torque converter on these vans. i called a local transmission shop and he said he was very familiar with this problem. towed the van to his shop and sure enough, had to have the torque converter replaced. the mechanic stated that my van was the 7th or 8th that he had replaced just this year (2010). he stated each one had the same problem, it was stripped. he thinks ford should do a recall because this is ridicuolous. i agree. evidently ford motor company knew something was wrong with these transmissions since they no longer put these in their vehicles. i have two small children and am scared this could happen again, only this time while the van is moving. something should be done about this.
08/17/201061000
 Our 2005 ford freestar lost power to the drivetrain on august, 17, 2010 due to a problem with the torque converter. the vehicle had to be pushed by police (during rush hour) into a nearby parking lot. it was subsequently towed to the dealership where it has been for a week to receive repairs. there was no prior indication of any sort that a problem existed. the engine would rev but there was no forward or reverse power to the wheels. ford has been very resistant to help with any financial aid for the repairs because ford says the car is out of warranty. no one in the vehicle was injured when the incident occurred. the disabled vehicle caused a traffic jam until the police arrived to help.
08/10/201055000
 Tl. contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated every time the maintainance light comes the vehicle will shut off after a few days of driving. the contact took the vehicle to a dealer to have the throttle body replaced. the contact stated their are numerous complaints regarding the throttle body for this year make and model and feels the manufacturer should issue a recall. the failure mileage was 55,000. jo
08/18/201086000
 Tl -the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving approximately 70 mph, the contact stated the transmission became inoperative without warning. when pressure was applied to the accelerator pedal there was no power response. the vehicle was coasted to the side of the road and then towed to a safe location. the vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired at the time of the complaint. the failure mileage was 86,000. the vin was unavailable. js
08/10/201055000
 Tl. contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated every time the maintainance light comes the vehicle will shut off after a few days of driving. the contact took the vehicle to a dealer to have the throttle body replaced. the contact stated their are numerous complaints regarding the throttle body for this year make and model and feels the manufacturer should issue a recall. the failure mileage was 55,000. jo
08/18/201086000
 Tl -the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving approximately 70 mph, the contact stated the transmission became inoperative without warning. when pressure was applied to the accelerator pedal there was no power response. the vehicle was coasted to the side of the road and then towed to a safe location. the vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired at the time of the complaint. the failure mileage was 86,000. the vin was unavailable. js
08/10/201055000
 Tl. contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated every time the maintainance light comes the vehicle will shut off after a few days of driving. the contact took the vehicle to a dealer to have the throttle body replaced. the contact stated their are numerous complaints regarding the throttle body for this year make and model and feels the manufacturer should issue a recall. the failure mileage was 55,000. jo
08/18/201086000
 Tl -the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving approximately 70 mph, the contact stated the transmission became inoperative without warning. when pressure was applied to the accelerator pedal there was no power response. the vehicle was coasted to the side of the road and then towed to a safe location. the vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired at the time of the complaint. the failure mileage was 86,000. the vin was unavailable. js
08/18/201086000
 Tl -the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving approximately 70 mph, the contact stated the transmission became inoperative without warning. when pressure was applied to the accelerator pedal there was no power response. the vehicle was coasted to the side of the road and then towed to a safe location. the vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired at the time of the complaint. the failure mileage was 86,000. the vin was unavailable. js
08/18/2010
 I was driving out of a parking lot around 1:00 pm and the car just stopped moving but the engine kept running. then the car stopped in the middle of the road so i had to call a tow truck.
08/18/2010
 I was driving out of a parking lot around 1:00 pm and the car just stopped moving but the engine kept running. then the car stopped in the middle of the road so i had to call a tow truck.
08/18/2010
 I was driving out of a parking lot around 1:00 pm and the car just stopped moving but the engine kept running. then the car stopped in the middle of the road so i had to call a tow truck.
08/18/2010
 I was driving out of a parking lot around 1:00 pm and the car just stopped moving but the engine kept running. then the car stopped in the middle of the road so i had to call a tow truck.
08/13/2010118681
 While driving up an inclined freeway at approximately 70 mph, the vehicle lost a the ability to accellerate. at the same time, the rpm's went up as i attempted to gain speed. i put the hazard light on to safely get the right side of the freeway did not hear or smell anything prior to the failure. call for a tow truck.
08/13/2010118681
 While driving up an inclined freeway at approximately 70 mph, the vehicle lost a the ability to accellerate. at the same time, the rpm's went up as i attempted to gain speed. i put the hazard light on to safely get the right side of the freeway did not hear or smell anything prior to the failure. call for a tow truck.
08/12/2010122000
 The transmission on my 2005 ford freestar went out at over 50 mph with no previous warnings and no shoulder to pull onto.
06/30/201051000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact stated that while driving about 30mph the vehicle lost all power. there were no warning symptoms. the vehicle was towed to a local repair shop and the transmission was replaced along with the torque converter. ford was contacted and they stated that there were no recalls and the repairs would be at the owners expense. the current and failure mileages were approximately 51,000. rd
06/28/201077000
 I was driving home from work 4 am in the morning going 60 plus miles per hour, all of the sudden the my van slow down to a stop. my engine was still on but the car wont go when i step on the gas. this was very dangerous to me because there was no warning what so ever. engine light wasn't on just completely stalled on me on the freeway.
06/26/201086500
 I was driving my 2005 freestar(ford) on the beltway at 55mph when suddenly it stopped moving. the engine kept running but it would not go into gear. there is nothing wrong with the shifting hardware- it seems to be a transmission issue with absolutely no warning, no slipping, no noise and no warning light. very frightening since i had to be towed from the beltway.
06/12/201053000
 I was driving my 2005 ford freestar with my daughter on a hot saturday afternoon when all of the sudden without any warning my van started slowing down. i coasted towards a nearby gas station until the van completely stopped in the gas station entrance. it would engage into gear but not move at all, no matter how much i stepped on the gas pedal. the workers at the gas station pushed the van into the station's lot. a tow truck was called and within one half hour the van was towed to our mechanic's shop. the mechanic informed my husband the next morning that it was the transmission. the transmission only has 53,000 miles and basically stopped working without warning. i am currently awaiting a diagnosis of the problem.
06/05/2010
 I stopped at a stop sign and waited for traffic to pass. when it was safe to pull out, i did so, making a right hand turn. i then had to make a left hand turn, and about half way into the turn lane my engine revved up and then the van began to slow. luckily there was no traffic coming and i was able to veer to the shoulder of the road. once safely stopped, i went through all of the gears , but the van would not move. this is the first time this happened, and there was no warning whatsoever. i was driving along and then nothing! i took the van to my local ford dealership and they determined that the transmission went out. they are in the process of replacing the transmission after only 80,000 miles. i requested to get the failed transmission, but was told that they would have to charge me an additional $600 core charge.
05/31/2010117000
 Tl-the contact owns 2005 ford freestar. while driving at 60mph the rpm gauge went up and the vehicle started slowing down. the vehicle coasted to the side of the road and would not move while the engine was still running. the vehicle was then towed home and the dealer was called informing contact to call the ford manufacturer. the manufacturer was called and informed him to contact nhtsa because there is no recalls or warrantyds on the vehicle. the failure mileage was 117,000....mw
05/21/201066697
 While i was driving on the interstate doing 70 mph, i was trying to pass a slower car my van starting revving but i was slowing down. fortunately i was able to coast to the shoulder without getting into an accident. i had it towed to a transmission shop where i was told that the torque converter had pretty much exploded. i had no warning that there were any problems. there were metal pieces in the transmission. i had to have it replaced.
05/31/201075491
 We have a 2005 ford freestar, we were driving along and suddenly lost power to the vehicle. the engine still ran, but would not engage in any gear. when we took the vehicle into the shop, they said the torque converter had failed.
05/31/201087000
 Was stopped at a red light. when it was time to go i stepped on the gas pedal. the van moved just enough to get us past the intersection. when i stepped on the pedal again it did not respond with anything other than the revving of the needle. it was like if the van was in neutral. we avoided the heavy traffic and coasted to an empty lot. we tried to reverse as well and there was no response from the van. prior to the incident we had no type of warning that this may occur. everything was working properly. it just suddenly gave out. my husband, sister-in-law, 3 year old niece, and myself where stuck out in the heat until we could get someone to tow the van back to our house. the mileage is currently at 87,000. we are currently waiting on a mechanic to inspect the vehicle. i am afraid the cost will be sky high and i know we can't afford this.
04/27/201079000
 Shortly after proceeding through a busy intersection while driving in the left lane, at approximately 55 mph, my vehicle simply quit moving. the engine would rev, but the vehicle came to a sudden stop. how i didn't get rear ended at that time, or as i sat waiting for assistance, is a complete miracle. the car would shift in gears, however would not move. a fireman ended up stopping and sitting behind me with his lights on to avoid a collision. eventually, a policeman arrived, had me put the car in neutral, and pushed me with his push bar about a mile down the road to avoid a road hazard. the mechanic suggested not rebuilding the existing transmission because of known problems with 2005 ford freestar transmissions, and was able to get me a 2007 transmission with 10,000 miles. hopefully this one will last longer.
05/06/201071165
 My wife was travelling in our 2005 ford freestar. when she pulled out on to a busy state route, the car just stopped going, she would push on the gas and the engine would rev, but the car would not move forward. she was almost hit by cars that were already travelling on the road at 55mph. after safely pulling the car to the side of the rd, she had to wait for an hour and a half while i got off work to come and meet her. we were able to switch the car into the different gears. park would not allow the car to move while neutral allowed the car to move. we then towed the car home with it in neutral. after some extensive research on the internet we discovered this is a common problem for ford vans. apparently the torque converters are going bad on them around 60-80k miles. after talking to numerous mechanics, they all agreed that it was the torque converter. while i am trying to save up the money to pay for this repair, my car is sitting dead in my driveway and is useless. repair looks to cost anwhere from $1000-$1500.
03/18/201086320
 No sign of transmission problems prior to the actual transmission failure. wife was driving herself and kids to school while i was away on business travel and as she was driving in a 40mph zone, she suddenly noticed that the van was slowing down even though the engine was revving high. since she was driving on a 2-lane road that had no shoulders, she pulled the van as close to the curb as she could even though the van was still causing traffic problems. wife turned the engine off, restarted the engine, tried to put the van in drive, reverse, 1st and 2nd but all of these attempts failed to make the van move in any direction. after the local ford dealer refused to assist my wife, who was alone with the kids when the transmission failed, she was able to contact a local mechanic that assisted with towing the disabled van to his shop. upon analyzing the problem, the mechanic noticed that there were parts of the transmission laying at the bottom of the transmission. the mechanic removed the original transmission and replace it with a remanufactured, ford unit. other work performed by the mechanic included flushing all cooler lines and cooler prior to installation. the final cost for parts and labor for the re-manufacured transmission was $2990.23
05/10/201066000
 Transmission failed in 2005 ford freestar. vehicle has 66,000 miles. while driving on interstate, transmission slipped and failed. no warning.
05/17/201062084
 2005 ford freestar completely lost power to the drivetrain while travelling in a 45 mph zone. there was no warning light or strange noises coming from the vehicle prior to the failure. my wife was lucky to have gotten the vehicle out of traffic before she was rear-ended which would have obviously caused serious injury. the vehicle has only 62,000 miles on it and the vehicle has been meticulously maintained, including a transmission flush at 42,000 miles. ford dealership diagnosed problem and determined that transmission needed to be replaced. there numerous complaints of transmission failure with this make/model with other ford owners.
05/15/201086300
 I have a 2005 ford freestar that i recently purchased at a used car dealership 6 months ago. today i was driving on interstate 75 in plano, tx when the problem occurred. i tried to excelerate and the rpm went up and the transmission died. i had to cross lanes on a very busy highway and coast to the side of the road. this was very dangerous and i had children in the car. i immediately did some research and noticed this issue is a known problem with ford freestar mini-vans. someone needs to investigate this issue before lives are lost.
05/03/2010108000
 I was driving down the interstate on my way to work one morning going approximately 75 mph when suddenly in the fast lane passing a car, my motor just revs. i coast to the edge of the road as safely as possible (this was during 8:00am rush hour traffic). then i was stranded there for over an hour waiting for my boss to come pick me up. later that afternoon i had the van towed to a garage and hooked up to diagnostics which said the torque convertor was out and then towed home at a cost of $225. my van which i loved up until that day is sitting at my house waiting to be repaired which i can not afford at this time. it makes me sick to have to pay the car payment and fix it too. and because this happened i missed three days of work and now no longer have transportation to and from work, which may turn end up having my beloved van repossed and end up losing my job. i hope they get the recall out there asap so i can get this fixed!!!
05/01/201074
 Transmission failure
05/03/201072147
 2005 ford freestar, 72,147 miles. entered hov and car came up to speed then rpms increased and no engagement of transmission. had to avoid traffic, coast to stop. put vehicle in park, then tried to re-engage transmission. tried rev, d, 3, 2, and engine seemed to only be in neutral. stranded two hours during rush hour on dc beltway waiting for tow truck. car at repair shop waiting for estimate.
04/26/201047870
 After leaving a stoplight and accelerating to 25 mph, the vehicle's engine started to race and the transmission stopped working. i was able to roll to a stop at which time i found that none of the gears would work, including reverse. i was towed eventually by aaa and have a ballpark estimate of over $1,100 for replacement of a torque converter. i just returned from a drive from boston to d.c. and back, and cannot imagine the danger to myself and others had this happened at highway speed on that trip. there was no indication of anything being wrong, no warning lights, no change in performance, it just stopped working.
12/31/200772000
 2005 ford freestar van - same failure - about 2 years apart - transmission torque converter and shaft failure. december 2007, just came up to a stop sign and lost power. we did not have any warning. after stopping, the engine still ran but the forward or reverse gears would not engage. the engine would just rev up. luckily it was under 75,000 miles and our extened warranty covered this repair. on april 27, 2010, my wife was driving the van and again coming to a stop sign, went to proceed, after stopping and no power. we had to have it towed but know our warranty is no longer in effect, we have approximately 85,000 miles on it. plus, due to the economic times in our small town, our ford dealer is out of business. we took it to a repair shop and they stated that it's our torque converter once again. this defect happens without warning and luckily we didn't have any accidents because of the loss of power.
04/26/201048000
 Car is kept in garage. all recommended services are up to date. drove it fine yesterday. today, vehicle started fine, gear shift works fine but automatic transmission not engaging. transmission seems locked in neutral. when a gear is selected, the car just revs without going anywhere. same in all gears.
04/24/201048567
 Transmission failure 2005 freestar - 49000 miles
04/22/2010110000
 I was driving along in my 2005 ford freestar minivan at about 40 mph and the engine suddenly surges and revs out. there was no power and the van coasted to a stop. the transmission would not go into drive or reverse and the van would no longer move .there was no warning or check light no sounds or smells nothing. the thing just died suddenly for no apparent reason .this is a well maintained vehicle with relativley low mileage.
04/19/201075000
 I am filing this complaint on my 2005 ford freestar. two days ago without warning the transmission failed. the van only has 75,000 miles on it. while driving down the road the van just lost power. this is a very dangerous situation and could have been much worse (caused an accident). i have researched the issue and have found thousands of complaints of this problem with ford freestars. it is currently at the dealership and will cost approx. $3000.00 to fix. this unacceptable for such a new vehicle and seems to be very common for this make and model.
04/16/2010120000
 On friday, 4/16/10, i was driving down the interstate at 65 mph when my 2005 ford freestar van suddenly spiked in rpm's and then started coasting. in the middle of rush hour traffic...i had to make it safely onto the shoulder. i turned off the engine and let it sit for a few minutes, in hopes that it would be fine after cooling down. it cranked up fine, but when put into gear, it did nothing. it wouldn't go backward or forward. i had to have it towed to the shop where i found out this is a common problem with the transmission on this make and model. in fact, its so common, that the transmission is hard to come by and if i do find one the cost will be about $2500 to repair. do you see a problem here? also, i was told that ford hasn't figured out how to fix the problem yet, so the vehicles that are getting a new transmission are getting another faulty one. so not only do you have to replace it once, but every few years. can we please do something about this. ford needs to be held accountable.
04/17/201081500
 2005 ford freestar, transmission. on saturday 4/17/2010 my van worked fine. on moday morning i went to take it to work and the transmission was slipping. and revers would not work. i was able to get it back home. but today when i tried to fine out what was wrong. the engine would just stall. and i could not get it back home. i was able to push it back home but do not want to drive it. this problem had no warning of anything being wrong. i have read other peoples problems that they have had and mine is the same.
03/20/201071000
 I was traveling down i-77 in rock hill sc when with no warning the van felt like it popped out of gear. luckily i was beginning to exit when the failure occured or me and my 3 children could have been killed. turns out the transmission blew! no warning,nothing. $2200.00 later i have a new transmission. after researching i found that this is a very common occurence with ford freestars. i also understand that there are hundreds of complaints filed with your agency. there needs to be an investigation. by the way, my van only had 71,000 miles
04/16/201066500
 Accelerating onto the interstate and the transmission failed without warning. fortunately i had enough acceleration to pull off to the side of the road. was at the ford dealership the week before for routine oil change and maintenance check at which time they told me transmission fluid checked out fine and was told it would be good for another 10,000 miles. transmission only has 66,500 miles on it currently. have done routine maintenance regularly on vehicle at same dealership since we bought it new with less than 100 miles on it in 2005.
04/19/201073000
 2005 ford freestar 70,000 miles wife was driving vehicle on highway when vehicle lost power. luckily she safely coasted over to the shoulder. local ford dealer inspected vehicle and stated the transmission needed to be replaced and price was $3000. vehicle had no noticable problems with shifting or any transmission issues prior to this problem.
04/04/201035000
 2005 ford freestar limited -- vehicle stalls while driving and loses power steering and brakes. vehicle has had acceleration and revving of engine when idling in neutral, and also sometimes no reverse gear. sometimes it just fails to start. all of these problems have been attempted to be repaired by two different ford dealership maintenance departments and another local mechanic. all problems appear to be related to the computer (pcm) and/or transmission. the computer (pcm) has been replaced twice by ford in the last eight months but the problem persists. water keeps getting into the pcm compartment and causing havoc. they don't seem to know how to stop it, and the problem keeps repeating itself. last time, two weeks ago, we had to call 911 when we stopped for a red light on a busy highway. when the light turned green, i stepped on the gas, but the van did not go forward. cars were now racing past our stopped van, on both sides, at high speed. we were sitting ducks. we called 911 to get police out to stop traffic for fear of being rearended at high speed. myself, wife and three kids (10,7,2) were stuck there. good samaratin risked his life and stopped all traffic behind us while i carried kids out of van to safety. others helped push the van off the road. van has been at dealership since then for the last two weeks, but they say can't duplicate the problem (when they know exactly what it is). i asked them to open computer again to check for water but they refuse -- saying it's too difficult and it can't be in there (even though it has proven to be the problem on numerous previous instances). i reported issue to ford national customer care hotline several times. i have asked them to recall the van for safety issues and to help me. they refuse (citing out of warranty). the vehicle has about 42k miles on it now. problems began spring 2009 (at about 35k miles) when heavy rains happened all year. many other owners with same dangerous problem
04/12/2010100364
 I had just left my driveway. as i was pulling onto calabash drive from a stop sign at maplewood drive my vehicle lost speed. although the vehicle was running i lost connection with the transmission. since i was only traveling approx. 25 mph i was able to drift into a driveway. i tried all the gears and had no response from any. i shut the vehicle off and waited approx. 2 minutes and restarted it. i was able to move the vehicle approx 100 feet before i again lost contact with the transmission. i repeated this procedure 4 times before i was able to pull back into my driveway. i contacted a transmission repair shop and had the vehicle towed there. i had to have a new torque converter installed which cost me a total of $991.84 i had no warning of this occurance as the vehicle had been driven earlier that day without incident.
02/09/200994826
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving at speeds of 45 mph, the contact depressed the accelerator pedal and the vehicle would not accelerate accordingly. the vehicle was dragging as if it were in neutral gear. the vehicle was towed to a local mechanic who replaced the torque converter. on a separate occasion, while depressing the brake, approaching a traffic light, the vehicle downshifted and accelerated without warning. the approximate failure mileage was 94,826 and the current mileage was 127,000. the vin was not available.
03/31/201079280
 I was driving along i-55 in central illinois at 65 mph. all of a sudden, with no warning whatsoever, my 2005 ford freestar minivan revved up - the tachometer needle flew up to between 5000 and 6000 rpm - and all power was lost immediately. all i could do was coast over to the shoulder of the road. luckily, there were no vehicles traveling very close behind me - with the loss of power, any vehicle near me would have crashed into my vehicle. i ended up spending 2 hours on the side of the road - waiting for a tow truck... and had the van towed approximately 60 miles to the ford dealership back in the town in which i live. the ford dealership informed me that the main input shaft was broken and the van would need a new transmission installed - to the tune of approximately $3400. my husband and i are still trying to determine at this point whether we want to put this much money into fixing this car and after reading the discussion forums about the trouble that many consumers are having more than one time, whether we will ever trust this vehicle again.
03/20/201058600
 Driving at 65 mph under cruise control rpm surged up. tapped brakes and engine appeared disconnect from drive wheels. coasted to the shoulder and stopped. complete transmission failure. could not move in any gear including reverse. transmission fluid mark was above full mark. result was failure in the torque converter spline.
03/31/201037000
 On wednesday, march 31, 2010 my wife went to leave the driveway with our 2005 ford freestar with my two sons. the minivan would start then die. roadside assistance took it to the dealership. dealership called and told me that the pcm had water and corrosion and needed to be replaced. regardless of the current tsb for this issue they say it is not covered under the premium warranty that i purchased and that i must pay in full for this problem which is approximately $940. thankfully this happened at home and not somewhere out on the road. this is an issue that ford is fully aware of and refuses to remedy so the owner is stuck holding the bill. this safety issue should be addressed by the nhsta board to force ford to fix this before someone gets killed.
04/01/201029500
 2005 ford freestar - my wife was driving on the highway with my kids and the car just started losing its accileration. and then would not move. she is right now on the highway waiting for a tow truck. this is the second time this has happened, it happened to me a couple of months ago and i took it into ford and they told me they fixed the problem. a recall should be issued on all these vehicles.
03/30/201076000
 2005 ford freestar, would not go into reverse. once it did, and i began driving, car just stopped in the middle of intersection. i was able to restart and pull over to safer area. no previous signs of a problem.
03/19/201080100
 On march 19th, i traveled to port lavaca (30 miles) to see my aunt and take her out to eat. after picking her up at her home we were on hwy. 35 travelling about 45 mph when the vehicle dropped to 20 mph and would not accelerate. i was able to maneuver it enough to move right into a driveway. the vehicle was on, but would not drive. i sat in shock with my mother, my daughter, and my aunt. i never had any warning that the transmission was going out. no noise, no trouble shifting gears, nothing. i had the van picked up and taken back to victoria and it is now at the local ford dealership waiting for us to gather the money for a new transmission (a little over $3000).
03/26/201083000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact was attempting to make a right turn at speeds of 25 mph when the vehicle would not respond to the contact?s attempts to accelerate. the vehicle was towed to the dealer where the contact was advised that the transmission needed to be replaced. there were no warning lights indicating that there was a failure. the manufacturer was notified and stated that there were no recalls or warranty's for the failure. repairs will be made at the owners expense. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was 83,000.
03/28/201054000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact was driving at approximately 30 mph and making a left turn when the engine began to rev and the rpms increased. the vehicle was towed to the contacts residence. he stated that he believed the failure to be attributed to the transmission. the vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. the failure mileage was approximately 54,000. updated 05/11/10. *lj
03/28/201027000
 While driving vehicle approx 25 mph, vehicle had slight surge then came to a stop. would not go into drive or reverse. acted as if it was always in neutral. occurred only once, currently at dealership. indicating failed torque converter. need to replace torque converter and overhaul transmission for $2500.
03/28/201027000
 While driving vehicle approx 25 mph, vehicle had slight surge then came to a stop. would not go into drive or reverse. acted as if it was always in neutral. occurred only once, currently at dealership. indicating failed torque converter. need to replace torque converter and overhaul transmission for $2500.
03/28/2010670661
 2005 ford freestar. 67066 miles lost power while driving. engine starts none of the gears work. the vehicle will not drive *cn
03/15/2010118554
 We experienced 3 failures of the power train module of our 2005 ford freestar van from october 2009 to march 2010. the 1st and 3rd failures occurred after rain. fortunately, all three times we were traveling at low speeds, at times of day with light traffic and did not have children in the van. on the october 9 the failure resulted in the van bucking then shutting off without warning with very limited ability to steer the van. we were told that moisture had entered the power train module. the module was dried and passed diagnostic tests. on october 22 the van would not reverse and jerked going into gear. the module required replacement. when asked, ford denied this was a known problem. on march 15, 2010 the van again bucked then shut off without warning. this time i narrowly avoided an accident on a rural road with no shoulder and trees close on either side. the police parked behind the van blocking the lane of travel until aaa arrived. i was told the new module failed due to moisture. the module was dried and passed diagnostic tests. again ford denied knowledge of a problem with the part and even put their
02/20/201050000
 Transmission failure while driving in traffic.
09/01/200850800
 My family and i pulled into the bank to get some money then when we were pulling out across a four lane highway our van acted like it was pulled into nutrual. i coasted it back into parking lot. we called ford and they said it was not covered under warranty because it had 50,800 miles on it and the warranty ran out at 50,000 miles. i had an independent mechanic fix it. also it has been up at our local dealer 5 times since 10/1/2009 because it was shuting off in the middle of the raod whne it rained.they changed the computer and said that was what the problem was but it did it again. i was informed the next time it was the trans. again. it turned out that the fire wall was leeking water on the wiring harnes.
03/20/200858500
 While driving 65 mph the tranmission failed completely. pulled to the side of the road and tranmission never engaged in any gear again. in repair shop
03/14/201080000
 Sudden loss of power, the torque converter failed.
04/20/2007450001
 I backed my ford 2005 freestar van out of my drive which is on an incline. the transmission went without warning as i was backing up. barely got the van stopped before cascading down the hill at the side of my house. the ford freestar was bought new in 2005 and had less than 45000 miles on it. put in new torque converter and fixed transmission at an expense of app. $1000.00. now new converter and transmission is going out. this makes two transmissions in the life of this car which is only 5 years old. this time i was on the interstate when the vehicle started to shake and was hard to control. shop tells me its the transmission again. after research i find that hundreds of these vans have transmission problems yet no recall has been initiated. ford knows of these problems yet people continue to be put at risk and are encountering great expenses to fix these pieces of junk. *tr
01/08/20101170001
 Pe09033 & ea09-016, a sudden and unexpected loss of motive power due to an internal transmission failure in the subject vehicles. from what i understand the transmission was replaced around 50,000 miles for this same reason and now it has happened again. *tr
02/20/20101149131
 On 2/20/2010 i went to back out of a driveway. i put my 2005 ford freestar into reverse and it did not move. the engine was running, the gear shifter went into reverse, but my van didn't move. when i pressed the gas pedal, my tires didn't spin to move. i had to have van towed back to my home there were no problems or signs of problems prior to the event, or prior to the day this happened. there were no sounds, misses, dash warning lights, or any other clue that something was wrong. my car was driving fine prior to and up to the point that i turned into the driveway. i am now out of a car for about a month as of 3/8/2010. i had another adult in my van, and she also did not hear or feel anything that suggested there was a problem. my van just stopped, no warnings of any kind. *tr
03/07/2010805001
 Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6). i have a 2005 ford freestar minivan, [xxx] . i was driving it tonight at 75 mph on interstate 75 in eight lanes of traffic in atlanta, ga and the transmission went out completely and shifted to neutral with no warning. i was forced to try and get over to the shoulder and could not. i called 911 and had to block the interstate to move my vehicle out of the middle of it. i had my six year old child in the car and we could have been badly injured or killed. i read on posting boards on the internet that several other people are having the same problem with their ford freestar. i plan on calling ford also. i am very angry. *tr
02/05/20101100001
 My wife was driving our 2005 ford freestar with six kids in the van to school this morning, all of sudden, the transmission was dead on i-95 of jacksonville, fl, the lost of transmission came so suddenly in i-95 without any earlier indications, she finally cruise it to the left should of i-95 and with the help of two police officers and one road ranger, all the passengers got transferred to a safe place. the van was towed to a repair shop where we were told the transmission needs to be changed at cost of at least more than $2000.00. *tr
02/13/2010890001
 We have a 2005 ford freestar vin #[xxx] with 89,000 miles on it, it has been serviced on a regular basis. we are the third owners. the transmission quit while my wife was driving on a two lane road with no shoulders when the transmission quit working with out warning. it is going to cost $2700 to repair. this is not a safe thing to happen and from what i have gathered this happens a lot. why have we not had a recall of this or at least a safety notice. ford knows it has a problem with this minivan. i hope you are doing something about this issue. information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6). *tr
06/30/20091130001
 While my wife and daughter were driving down i-24, the engine started revving. the vehicle started to loose speed and she coasted off the intestate and stopped in a lane of traffic. had it towed to local mechanic for diagnosis. they stated it was the torque converter and would run 2500+ to fix. van has 113,000+/- miles on it. *tr
03/11/2009450001
 Around 45,000 miles our transmission went out. no warning nothing. having my kids in the car scared to death and no one at krieger ford wanted to help and said had that no one else had these problems. i get on the computer and find hundreds of complaints.... after getting it fix a year later now it is not starting at times. no cause or reason. we are a family of 6 living check to check and scared to death to drive this car. my four kids are my life and fell if i take them some where in this van i am putting there life at risk. something need to be done and someone needs to fix these problems. *tr
02/25/2010670521
 I own a 2005 ford freestar, while driving on the on a busy road i pressed the gas pedal but the engine just revved. it would not accelerate or reverse.this was an abrupt loss of power with no prior problems. as a consequence of this destabilizing event the small children i had in the car were in danger. fortunately, i was able to coast down due to an incline in the road. a tow truck company was called and taken to a dealership service mechanic. i am going to have to pay around $3000 for new transmission. *tr
02/19/2010650001
 I own a 2005 ford freestar. on 19 february 2010, my wife was driving our freestar when it had a sudden loss of power. she was able to steer it safely off the road. my mechanic confirmed that it was the torque converter splines that were stripped which also caused the pump to fail. *tr
02/19/201057200
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving 65 mph, the engine started to surge and the rpms were rapidly increasing but the vehicle was slowing down. the contact was able to drive onto the emergency lane before the vehicle came to a complete stop. the dealer advised the contact on the day the complaint was filed that the repair cost was $1,800. the current failure mileage was 57,200.
02/16/2010817501
 While completing a right hand turn there was a catastrophic loss of all motive power. i was able to safely coast into the wide centre median, avoiding any collisions with other vehicles. no gear functioned including reverse. there had been no prior indication of any impending issue with the transmission. a complete safety was completed only six weeks earlier. the van was towed to a ford dealership and a complete transmission rebuild was required, inclusive of torque converter, shaft , bearing, screen assembly. the dealership indicated that this type of rebuild had been common on the 2005 ford freestar. the dealership used aftermarket parts that were hardened and chose not to source the parts from ford. *tr
02/19/2010890001
 We were merging onto the interstate in heavy work traffic when all transmission power was lost. no prior problems. we were almost hit several times trying to coast to the side of the road. we have not had the van looked at as this just happened to 2-19-2010. *tr
02/18/2010580001
 While driving to work today, my wife had just turned onto a highway, traveled about 1/4 mile and the van lost all motive power to the wheels. the engine was running, but no acceleration. she was able to safely navigate to the shoulder of the highway. we had the van towed to our local mechanic who said the transmission is damaged and needs to be rebuilt. the van is only 4 1/2 years old with 58k miles. *tr
10/12/2009900001
 In october 2009 i was driving 2005 ford freestar van on highway 16 in georgia at 70 miles per hour when suddenly no acceleration. my van started to immediately slow down. i was able to coast to the side of the road. the car would not move. we were towed 200 miles home and paid 3000.00 for a ford rebuilt transmission. now the car is jerking all over the road the rpm do not go above 2 and the needle bounces all over. the ford dealership is saying it is not a transmission problem. yet that is exactly how it acted right before it died the last time. now they are saying it is a torque converter or a half shaft and of course additional expense. we were very lucky that we were not killed. there were semi's passing us and we were barely off the side of the road. we called ford and they will not help and denied there being any problems with the transmission. the place that fixed the transmission said the transmission was burnt like it was on fire. *tr
11/20/2009583441
 2005 ford freestar would not go forward or backward after starting engine. *tr
02/06/2010833961
 Driving on the highway and all of a sudden lost power to the transmission. there were no problems leading up to this loss. the vehicle coasted to a stop and now will not move in forward or reverse gears. i had to have the vehicle towed and now cannot move it. *cn
01/23/20091000001
 My 2005freestar is a vey unsafe vehicle to beon the market.in the midde of driving the vehicle will just turn off,leaving you with absolutely no power,at all.no steering ,no warning of any kind.this issue needs to be recalled.unsafe vehicle being put on market.this was bought as a family vehicle,i would never again put my family in this risky,unsafe piece of crap.worst family vehicle on the market.ford needs to step up to the plate,and recall this.take care of the broke consumers in america who are the one's at a loss,not ford.again,this matter needs to be addressed,and recalled,and fixed by ford. *cn
02/02/2010650001
 While driving 30 mph my 2005 ford freestar van felt like it had slid into neutral. in fact the car was still in drive but would not go forward or reverse. it felt like it would not go into any gear. there was no previous slipping, or lurching. i had to pay to have it towed to a transmission shop and have just been told that i will need another transmission and the torque converter was stripped. the van only has 65,000 miles on it. the mechanic is trying to find a rebuilt transmission with low miles, but low miles is what mine had. *tr
05/08/20091600001
 I was driving about 60mph and slowed down to make a left hand turn. upon completing my left hand turn i started to try to accelerate but the van didn't go any were. i immediately pulled off the side of the road and realized that i had no transmission. i tried all the gears and could not go any were. i had the van towed to my house only to call a dealer and find out that my transmission was going to have to be replaced. i asked how much and found out that the tranny was more then my van was worth. the van sat in my yard for 9 months before i could save enough to replace the tranny. i had no signs or symptoms that the transmission was going out at all. i am glad my family was not in the van with me. this seems to be a routine problem for ford. i have seen more ford tech. bulletins for this model van then any other car of theirs. how is this van considered a family vehicle if it can leave you stranded on the side of the road? looks and sounds like deceptive advertising on fords part. *tr
01/05/2010550001
 2005 ford freestar 55k miles on odometer: water/moisture in powertrain control module causes transmission to quit, vehicle to stall, transmission to lurch dangerously and unexpectedly. our van has been in the shop 3 times. since it was bought used from the dealer, it is not under manufacturer warranty. we have paid thousands of dollars in repair costs and, after each repair and after a fix detailed by a technical service bulletin by our mechanic to try and avoid water getting into vital transmission components, our vehicle has had to be returned for additional service. the last time, my wife was driving 60mph on a highway with our two children in the car when the van's electrical system suddenly quit and she nearly got clipped by a truck as she tried to pull over to the side of the road. *tr
01/25/2010860001
 Transmission failed without any warning signs, vehicle would not move in forward or reverse. this happened in the middle of the road with my wife and five kids on board. *tr
01/24/20101130001
 My husband and i were on i95 aprox. 17 miles from savannah ga. suddenly the engine began revving and i could no longer get any power. being all the way in the left lane i had to pass over 2 lanes of traffic to get safely onto the side of the road. after over an hour we were picked up by a towing company. the transmission now has to be replaced. *tr
01/21/2010930001
 While driving on state highway in left lane doing 55 miles per hour, lost all ability to accelerate. the vehicle could not be moved out of the left lane and off the highway putting myself and my son in danger. the vehicle had to be pushed off the highway and towed. *tr
01/23/2010610001
 2005 ford freestar torque converter failure. failed with no warning while driving at highway speeds. failed on major highway with limited shoulder, had to have police show up due to lane blockage. *tr
12/27/2009640001
 When i started the car on dec. 27,2009, i heard a high pitched whirring sound. when i put the car in reverse, there was no power, the car wouldn't move backwards or frontwards when i put it in drive. *tr
01/15/20101080001
 Driving at 70 mph on i-70, slowed down to go through automatic toll both on the turnpike. when i pushed the accelerator to resume speed, the transmission was disengaged. i was able to pull off of the side of the road in time to avoid being rear ended by the cars behind me in the toll booth line. the car is now at the dealer being fixed. they suspect broken output shaft, estimated $1800 to fix. *tr
01/09/2010930001
 While driving at 55 mph, our 2005 ford freestar minivan just stopped. thankfully there was light traffic, but with no warning, the van just stopped. we took the van to a transmission shop. yeppers, the guy said, something broke he gave us a price on a used transmission with labor and the price for rebuilding ours. very scary incident. *tr
01/07/2010600001
 2005 ford freestar van with 60,000 miles. the transmission failed with out any warning, leaving our family stranded at a busy intersection. the transmission never slipped or shifted hard, it just stopped transferring power to the wheels. the van is at a transmission shop now, the initial diagnosis is the splines are stripped out of the torque converter. the shop is removing the transmission to replace the torque converter and inspect the rest of the transmission. *tr
12/20/2009610241
 Transmission failed driving down major highway. vehicle has only 61000 miles. *tr
12/27/2009580001
 While in driving in wintry conditions on ny rt 86, my wife's vehicle suddenly lost drivetrain power, sending the rpm's of the vehicle 5000 range. my wife was able to coast to the emergency lane due to the lack of traffic. the vehicle was unable to move due to the loss of transmission power. my wife and two kids were left to fend for themselves for 2 hrs on the side of the road while traffic whizzed by at 70+ mph just inches away. ny state trooper just stopped and left offering no assistance. finally, aaa tow showed up just before i arrived from work, to tow the vehicle to a shop. thank god they were not struck by a drunk of distracted driver or going uphill. do i think this is a safety issue? definitely. picture your family driving in their 05' ford freestar. while slowly crossing a set of railroad tracks in traffic, the transmission fails leaving the vehicle unable to move. the driver panics struggling to figure out what's wrong, shifting gears, trying anything. then the gates go down signaling a train is coming. your families vehicle and maybe the family behind theirs are trapped. your family may not have the time to get out. what if you have two or more children in child safety seats. could you imagine trying to decide which one gets out first. i can think of many scenarios in which the vehicles ability to operate is a serious safety issue. i can understand somewhat that parts can wear out on vehicles 10-15 y/o, but not on vehicles less than 5/4 y/o. even the mechanic in the tiny town in ny knew just what the issue was when he saw the vehicle. this issue is not new, the problem is known. i am sure ford is not about to depart with $$$ voluntarily to fix this safety issue because of their great big heart, or ethics! the organizations who we pay through gov't should keep us protected and demand a recall. *tr
01/01/2010800001
 1. driving down the street, suddenly the vehicle was no long being powered, but the engine was running. transmission has been regularly serviced and has had no prior indications of transmission trouble (i.e. slipping, skipping, grinding or using transmission fluid) 2. according to the transmission mechanic, the splines on the torque converter sheered off, causing the transmission to be stop working. this has occurred 1 time. metal shavings from the torque converter in the transmission. luckily we were only doing 30 mph when the failure occurred and were close to home. 3. the transmission is being rebuilt w/ a new torque converter. according to the transmission shop, the 2004-2007 ford freestars have an inherent defect in the torque converter. in order to address the issue, a re-manufactured torque converter with reinforced splines must be installed as the ford replacement part suffers from the same design flaw. approximately $2,200.00 to resolve this manufacturers defect and at this time, ford's fix installs the same faulty torque converter which caused the transmission failure to begin with. *tr
12/17/200820000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. the contact was driving approximately 35 mph on normal road conditions;the engine stalled without warning. the engine restarted after several attempts. however, the vehicle failed to operate in the drive and reverse gears. the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer for inspection. the technician was unable to duplicate the failures and replaced the alternator. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on three separate occasions for the identical failures in which the alternator, mother board and transmission seal were replaced. the failures continued and there were no resolutions. the failure mileage was 20,000. the vin # was not available the current mileage was 26,000. js
01/04/2010796001
 Abrupt transmission failure. *tr
01/01/2010720001
 Purchased our 2005 freestar in june 09 69,000 miles on it. this car was purchased for the sole reason to use to commute or 7 children to and from where we need to be and to get to work everyday. we purchased this vehicle with the understanding that it was a reliable car and the dealership gave us such a good deal we could not pass it up. (this dealership is no longer in business to even talk with them), we were just getting back to work with being laid off last year at christmas time. trying to catch up with all the bills that were collected with limited income. with no other vehicle we purchased this with 3 year loan left on it. besides having to replacing all 4 tires, we have not had any problems until january 1 2010. we live in mn and were pulling out of the drive way to go to work at 14 below, only for the van to go in d or r or any of the gears with warning at all. luckily we were only in the middle of our icy culdesac when this happened and not on the icy highway we were about to get on. the transmission completely went out on us leaving us with no vehicle. this was the first ford i purchased and as it appears with the other cases i am reading about will be our last. if ford is aware of these problems and doing nothing to fix them, it is going to cost people loss of income or maybe even a life at some point in time. with the economy as it is and everyone trying to make ends meet this is terrible for ford to do something like this. we cannot pay to get this fixed for awhile, and we will still have to pay for the monthly payments besides. not a way to start the 2010 year. *tr
12/15/2009930001
 Ford freestar 05 transmission failure. doing 55 in outside lane and the revs when up with complete loss off power. it was rush hour and we were very lucky not to have an accident. put the car in the garage and they needed to rebuild transmission due to torque converter failure. $3000 repair. *tr
01/01/2010550001
 We were in my wife's 2005 ford freestar driving home from my family for the holidays when we in a snowstorm. the car violently jerked during driving several times, due to the transmission and once put us in a spin into the ditch!!!!! this is not acceptable!!!!! it is criminal. my 9 year old child was in the car also and this vehicle only has 55,000 miles on it. we are scared to death to drive it and afraid it will get us killed. what can you help us with? is ford going to have to answer at all for this failure of engineering and who is going to pay the $3000 to get this suicide vehicle repaired correctly to fix ford's failure? please help us! *tr
12/27/2009531001
 On sunday, 12/27/09 we came out of church and got into our 2005 ford freestar to go home. after starting it up i put the transmission into d and it would not move. we had no previous problems with the transaxle at all. i put it into r and nothing happened. i allowed the engine to warm up for a few minutes, then tried again. the van would not move in d, but jerked and moved when put in 3. i began to drive it home in 3. it slipped in and out of gear constantly, and the transaxle light stayed on, but it got us home--about 5 miles. i checked the fluid when i got there. it was just a little low. i added some and drove it around the block, but no change. i called our ford dealer the next day, who told me to bring it in the next day. it didn't move until then. i warmed it up for 1/2 hour before driving, then drove it to the dealer--about 5-6 miles away. it shifted fine in d for about the first mile, then it began to slip and jerk in and out of gear. the next 3 miles were highway miles. it would be driving fine at about 50 then kick out of gear and lose motion completely, then grab and take off again. back in town, when stopping at a light it would try to stall. when put into n it would rev up to 2000 rpm. the dealer charged $100 to check it. they called later and said it might be the stator and needed to be torn into--$850. after 2 days, they called and said the entire inside of the transmission was full of metal shavings, the splines were stripped, it was shot, and it would be $3400. the van has 53,100 miles on it. i bought it with 4,700 miles on it when it was 6 months old and serviced the transmission at this same dealer at 36,000 miles. it has been well cared for. *tr
12/27/2009980001
 While driving my ford freestar i lost power i was able to pull over but the van would not move at that point. could get the rpm's up but would not move. the place i took it to said it seems to be the transmission. i cannot afford this and it could have been a very dangerous situation had i been going faster. the van is still financed and i owe to much to even sell it. can you please help me??? *tr
08/04/2009360001
 Vehicle shut off while driving down a residential street, luckily in a 25mph zone. my wife was driving with my two children (infant and 3 year old). vehicle would start in park, but as soon as a gear was engaged, it would stall. dealer ended up replacing the tcm (transmission control module) stating that water shorted it out due to a faulty seal. the service manager himself stated that ford will not honor the warranty on this part, even though there seem to be countless claims on the same issue, because the part was damaged by water, not as a fault of the part itself. they will also not take responsibility of the faulty seal. *tr
12/26/2009790001
 We were driving our 2005 ford freestar minivan on the highway at approx 65mph when our tachometer suddenly surges then we lost all ability to accelerate so we had to coast over the shoulder of the highway. *tr
12/23/2009670001
 2005 ford freestar transmission failed without warning. this van is a lemon. my 4 kids and i were driving, and transmission failed without warning. had no previous problems with this van before this incident,,, ford should have a recall for this problem as i know this is happening frequently to ford owners. *tr
12/02/2009900001
 While driving on the highway, experienced a sudden and complete loss of power. repair shop advised that the torque converter had failed and stripped the splines. transmission had to be replaced. *tr
12/09/2008644961
 After turning corner and attempting to accelerate vehicle suffered transmission failure/loss of motive power. steered vehicle to side of road. vehicle was towed to transmission shop, which rebuilt transmission and replaced torque converter. 7 months later transmission began to slip again and shop found torque converter failed. as of 11/2009, vehicle has had total of approx. 5 trips to repair shop, including original incident. torque converters failed and were replaced in each subsequent repair. transmission seems to slam into gear when shifting from park. somewhat better after repairs but not totally resolved. vehicle in garage out of service until it can be traded in/replaced. do not believe vehicle is safe to drive. *tr
12/08/2005400003
 This is the 3rd time the torque converter has gone out on our ford freestar van. two times on the interstate traveling at interstate speeds leaving my wife stranded and terrified! this time i experienced it and took it to the transmission shop myself. there seems to be a real problem here 40000 transmission goes, 90,000 and 97,000 please help! *tr
09/01/2009413881
 While my wife was driving our 2005 ford freestar limited 4.2l with several kids, the vehicle stopped moving leaving her stranded in the middle of a busy intersection. the vehicle had to towed to the local ford dealer where were told the torque converter had failed causing extensive transmission damage. the van was out of commission for almost a week while the transmission was rebuilt. many of these same vehicles have had this exact issue. *tr
05/08/2009500001
 I was traveling on a 4 lane divided highway at approximately 55 mph with my wife and 2 daughters. i noticed the tachometer was surging, then it pegged. the van began to slow. i tried to accelerate but the tach just increased but no increase in speed. i tried different gears but the same result. luckily traffic was light because it was sunday morning. i was able to coast across two lanes of traffic and into a vacant parking lot. there i tried reverse and all other gears but the van would not move. this was the first such incident. the van had approximately 50,000 miles. i called my insurance companies roadside assistance and they had the van towed to matthews ford, which ironically just across the highway from the parking lot we stopped in. they determined the torque converter failed. it cost $1800 to repair that we paid for entirely. ford did not accept any responsibility. if this had happened on a busy highway, a serious accident could have been likely. after doing some research, this is a very common problem with this vehicle but no attempt has been made by ford to correct it or compensate those who have already paid for the repair. *tr
11/21/2009800001
 I was driving my 2005 ford freestar van on 11/21/09 when the transmission failed at 60 miles an hour. i steered the van onto the shoulder of i-35, called a tow truck and had it hauled to sebald's motors in askov, the closest ford dealer. they completed repairs on the transmission amounting to #2,210.18. *tr
11/25/2009680001
 Driving on i-10 in the florida panhandle, my 2005 ford freestar van suddenly (and without any warning) lost forward power. the engine was running but there was no trust. i had the car towed to a nearby service station and was told that the transmission had to be replaced. i did some research and it appears that my situation is very similar the numerous complaints filed about the lost torque in this particular model year car. my car had only 68,000 miles on it. *tr
12/06/2009750001
 Just got home from driving the kids from town and the transmission quit on the 2005 freestar van. i am trying to get into the shop. i considered this a near miss. *tr
12/04/2009534361
 We own a 2005 ford freestar with 53,000 miles on it this morning, saturday, december 5th i went to start the car and it made a horrible screeching noise. i sat in the driveway for about 5 minutes to see if it would go away as the engine warmed up and while it became softer the screech was still there. tried to put it in reverse and slowly rolled down my drive way but was unable to ever engage the gears and get it back into drive. after a couple minutes of being frustrated and rolling farther down my drive way i put it in park and had my husband help me push the van back into our driveway. being a saturday, we can't get a hold of any of our local shops but looking online we were able to find hundreds of people with the same issue and would like someone to look into it. my car is 4 years old and has 53k on it, it shouldn't be having issues like this yet. *tr
12/02/20091199501
 On wed, dec 2, 2009, my wife was driving our 2005 ford freestar during rush hour. she turned a corner, onto a busy blvd, and continued to go up the hill, suddenly the car acted as if it had been shifted into neutral. there was no prior vibration, noise, stall, stutter, smell, engine light or other occurrence to alert us that the vehicle had any issues at all. the engine revved and the car lost all acceleration, mid-hill, in very busy traffic. she was able to dodge traffic and coast to a shoulder. if this had happened 30-60 seconds earlier, she would have been t-boned by oncoming traffic as she turned onto the blvd. after reading the online forums and nhtsa site, i am shocked to learn that the 2004/2005 freestars are known for their transmissions going out with no prior symptoms or notice of any kind. i am equally shocked to learn that ford knows about this, and the nhtsa is supposedly investigating the many many complaints of same issue, and yet neither ford nor the nhtsa have chosen to notify current owners of the impending danger. a recall is certainly in order. and at the very least, all current ford 2004/2005 freestar owners should be made aware of this danger. the quote we received today, for a refurbished transmission, was $2,800. this is a huge problem for our family in a horrible economy where our household income has dropped dramatically and it's 3 weeks till christmas. thank you ford and nhtsa for leaving customers and citizens in the dark, and in danger! *tr
11/19/2009634571
 December 2008, felt the transmission slip while driving in snow, had mechanic look at the van, couldn't reproduce the problem. vehicle drives fine until 11-19-09 driving up a hill, speed limit 45, around a corner, 2005 ford freestar with 63457 miles, transmission suddenly goes into neutral. pull over, won't go into any gear, aaa towed the van to a transmission shop. shop re-built transmission, $2557.37. basal's transmissions, jim basal 860 633 9111 not sure if part is available. he indicated that the problem was in the torque converter. *tr
11/21/2009840001
 While exiting the pearlridge shopping mall parking garage in pearl city, hawaii, my van completely lost power. as i drifted to the stop light i tried to shift into another gear to see if i possibly had some other gear to go into so that i may pull out of traffic. after trying for a few seconds i realized that i could not move the van and had to get out and push. i had to attempt to move the van while traffic was passing on both sides of me. luckily, a motorist stopped and he and another guy assisted me in getting my vehicle back to the parking structure safely. with a vehicle just quitting in the middle of a busy road like this one i was at risk of being rear ended which would have lead to a sever accident that would have involved myself, my aunt and my two young daughters along with the occupants of the striking car. i was also at risk while trying to clear the vehicle from the roadway before an accident could possibly occur. i bought the van used in 2007 and received a full transmission service before i took the vehicle home. this was done at 46000 miles and now that i am at 84k this major problem has occurred. i believe i am supposed to have the transmission serviced every 50k miles so i am still good with the fluid. i took it to the ford dealer and i was informed that it would cost me in the neighborhood of $4700 to get the vehicle repaired by using a remanufactured transmission which was possibly fixed from having the same problem as i have. with all of the posted complaints from people who has and are still having the same problem as i am, i find it hard just to sit back and shell out this amount of money when it seems to be a much larger problem than just that of one van. *tr
11/22/2009500001
 Transmission suddenly failed when attempted to leave driveway in the morning. car: 2005 ford freestar. there is no drive no reverse gear nothing. *tr
11/20/2009640001
 Transmission failed to go into gear while driving. *tr
11/19/200961000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving 45 mph all of the gears in the transmission failed. she had to coast to the side of the road-way. the vehicle has been towed to her home. the vehicle has not been inspected, nor has any repairs been made. the failure and current mileages were 61,000.
11/13/2009470001
 I purchased a 2005 freestar with 37,000 miles on it in april of 09. within the first 1,000 miles the transmission sensors had to be replaced. november 13th, yes friday the 13th, the torque converter broke on the transmission with 47,000 miles on it. i was on the 290 expressway during rush hour when this happened. i purchased the vehicle so i could commute back and forth to work and cart my granchildren around. does someone have to die before ford is held accountable??????? i had to borrow money( 8,000 dollars) and now i have to pay for a new torque converter for the transmission!!!! ford should be ashamed for putting a product like that on the market. had i looked into reports before i purchased the vehicle i would have never considered buying one. i have purchased ford vehicles for the past 25 years, but no more..please help us get a recall on these vehicles before someone gets hurt. *tr
11/06/2009680001
 Failure of the transmission created a sudden and unexpected loss of motive power. the shaft splines failed suddenly and without warning, resulting in a sudden loss of vehicle propulsion due to the engine power becoming disconnected from the drivetrain. *tr
11/05/20091020001
 I own a 2005 ford windstar minivan my wife was on her way home from work when the van stopped going and cost to a stop seems the transmission went out and would not engage no matter what and we had went to the ford dealer a month prior to the extended warranty had expired with the van making odd sounds in the transmission they claimed to have not found any problem. *tr
10/13/2009520001
 2005 ford freestar 52,000 miles, sudden loss of transmission power after stop at intersection kids in this so called family van with hundreds of complaints. leaving parents w/ kids stranded in near accidents, what are you waiting for??? a death so you can initiate recall????, ford needs to be held accountable for these lemon vehicles people have purchased w/ their hard earned cash! *tr
10/19/2009630001
 I was stopped on a busy road waiting to make a left hand turn. when the road cleared i put my foot on the gas and the engine revved but moved only a bit putting me out into the oncoming lane. with traffic starting to bear down on me i put the shifter into d3 gear and the van moved and i was able to return the short distance to home. in the driveway i tried putting the van in drive again and it moved a little but at high revs. there was no engine light and absolutely no symptoms leading up to this. i just put brand new tires on the van last month. this is my family van and in fact one of my children was sitting on the passenger side at the time. this sudden , no symptom failure of the transmission was very scary. i am having a remanufactured transmission installed. it comes with a 6 yr 100k warranty. although the larger warranty is comforting this type of failure could result in some very terrible accidents. this one almost did. *tr
07/15/2008700001
 My ford freestar had the transmission out for torque converter failure. driving van and suddenly lost power like it was in neutral. it was repaired then about 3-5 months later the van started to run rough and die transmission was shifting crazy had water in the pcm. the dealership repaired van under ford extended warranty van is very unreliable and i don't take it far from home but i still have to pay for a very poorly engineered car. *tr
10/10/2009492801
 2005 ford freestar, with 49,000 miles, suddenly loss transmission power while driving. after safely pulling over to the side of road (with kids in car), could not engage the transmission in any gear (drive, reverse, 1, 2). no axel or transmission noise was observed when shifting into any of the gears. *tr
09/30/2009520001
 I was driving at 10:30pm preparing to enter the interstate when the engine revved and the motion of the car going forward began to stop. there was a sudden and complete loss of power to the wheels. being on the inside lane of a 4 lane street, there was no way to make it to the rt lane or shoulder. the street was very busy and several times we were almost hit by screeching cars. we called 911 and got police help. upon calling the ford dealership i was told it was the torque converter and it would be a minimum of 3,500.00 to fix even though my van only has 52,000 miles on it. i am disabled and a single parent. i thank god my 2 young children were not with me. *tr
10/07/2009885001
 Vehicle has 88k miles and has run just fine until today. this morning i was driving in to work, stopped for a light, when light changed i pressed the accelerator, the engine responded but i didn't move. no warning, no lights came on, no movement in any gear selection, only park works. as a teenager i 100% disassembled and rebuilt several engines so i know a little something beyond which end of the wrench to hold. this was sudden and unexpected! my wife has e-mailed me several blogs on this matter and it seems quite prevalent. my experience exactly matches that on several others and that is uncanny in my opinion. the blogs claim the torque converter or the torque converter output shaft; they also claim the transmission is for the taurus which is about 1000 pounds lighter, thus the failure. i've had the vehicle towed to my mechanic, but after reading the blogs i don't need him to tell me what is wrong. if this happens as others have attested then this is a very serious safety issue. it is too late for a recall to help me - i'm trading the vehicle this weekend! i was going to west texas this weekend - thank god it happened in san antonio, otherwise i could be broken-down in a real 'middle of no where'. by the way, the vehicle has relatively easy miles even though i live in a metro area. virtually all the miles are on this vehicle are high speed and constant as most is on the interstate or like roadways; very little has been slow stop and go city street type traffic; no steep grades to climb either. *tr
10/03/2009792001
 Transmission failed without warning while driving down a city street. had to coast to a safe place to park the car until we can get it towed. dealership is now saying $3200 to replace the apparently defective transmission. *tr
09/28/200986000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving 35 mph the vehicle stalled without any prior warnings. the transmission was in the process of being repaired at a local facility, at an expense of $2500.00. the failure and current mileages were 86000.
09/12/2009775651
 There were no symptoms leading up to the failure of the transmission on my 2005 ford freestar, it simply stopped working. at first i thought it was water in my fuel due to the recent rains in albuquerque, nm and the fact i had just put 15 gallons of gas in the vehicle the night before. at the time of the failure the van would not fully engage into drive, it moved forward slowly and would not engage reverse, after restarting it went into drive and i proceeded down my street, it seemed like it was going to be ok and then it stalled, i restarted it went forward about 20 yards and it died again, and again, this process brought me back to my driveway where it sits until i can get the money together to have the torque converter replaced, which is what i was told had failed, this bothers me because it was no surprise to the mechanics or the dealership that i had talked with. the van has 77,565 miles and was purchased used last year, i still owe over $10,000.00 dollars and have no other vehicles to drive while this clunker is broke down. *tr
09/12/2009620001
 We have a 2005 ford freestar van bought new in 2006 with 62,000 miles on it in heavy traffic complete transmission failure. talked to dealer they know about the problem that the torque converters fail with out warning and ford is not recalling? this is a safety hazard and an expensive repair for the consumer. *tr
09/02/2009748001
 After stopping at a traffic signal, i was accelerating onto the ramp for the 70 mph dallas north tollway in frisco, texas. with absolutely no warning sign(s) before failure, i lost all drive power. fortunately, i had enough momentum that i was able to coast to the side of the ramp, and was just barely able to avoid becoming a traffic hazard. i could rev my engine, but there was no power transferred to the wheels, no matter which gears i tried... forward or reverse. it was like being in neutral. i later learned that my fluid levels and seals were ok, but that the torque converter had completely failed, and required replacement, and that the transmission required complete rebuilding. total cost = $2484. ford should be ashamed of themselves for knowing this problem exists, and not repairing such a dangerous condition, or even notifying vehicle owners of the potential for sudden, unannounced failure. *tr
09/12/20091119991
 While driving 70 mph on an interstate with cruise control engaged, the tachometer shot up to 6000 rpm. i tapped the brakes and then depressed the accelerator and the vehicle would not accelerate. as i pulled over to the side of the road, i tried to shift the transmission into a lower gear and none of them would engage. when i stopped, i tried all of the gears and none of them would work, including reverse. i had no warning of the failure and am currently looking for a mechanic to diagnose. i have found numerous failures exactly like mine reported on the internet. the vehicle has 111,999 miles on it. *tr
02/14/2009812201
 I've a 2005 ford freestar whose transmission failed at 81,220 miles. the car was religiously maintained and was not driven roughly. it has a power steering / transmission cooler attached. i tried to back up out of my driveway and the car would not move; it acted like it was in neutral. i had a mechanic open up the transmission and learned that the splines had failed. had to spend $2,000 replacing it with a used 2007 freestar transmission with 12,000 miles on it. here's what a ford mechanic, with 25 years experience, has said about the freestar transmission: the technician wrote the following: the freestar transmission without the defect and well maintained should be able to make 200,000 km (124,000 miles) if the vehicle is driven in a normal manner and the transmission is not abused. the freestar is known for having converter failure. there is nothing you could of done to prevent the converter pump splines from stripping. ford used a metal that was not strong enough for the gear. it was defective. they should of stood behind that defect and warrantied the repair but they did not. i have replaced over 50 of these myself. the transmission is defective and should be recalled. *tr
09/04/2009695441
 Failure of the transmission of the 2005 ford freestar van at 69,544 miles with no warning. *tr
09/06/2009680001
 Wife and young sons riding in our ford freestar on highway when suddenly and without warning freestar loses acceleration and begins to slow down in the passing lane .no prior indication,warning light, or noise to alert my wife of this catastrophic failure. fortunately wife was able to drift van through three lanes of high speed traffic and coast van to far right hand lane of highway. spouse unable to get van to accelerate or move at all. van had to be towed by a professional after checking all fluid levels, filters, pedals, brakes, for possible problems. none found. upon investigation through forums found out that this is most likely the same problem many others have had with the ford freestar catastrophic engine failure. van has less than 70,000 miles, has been well maintained and cared for. also, van has other issues found to be specific to make and model. van cannot be driven since date of incident and we are just now starting to investigate quotes for repair. we like many others hope that this incident will lead to a recall before someone loses a life as a result of this defect. *tr
09/04/20091292501
 While driving on the highway at approximately 75 mph our 2005 ford freestar suddenly lost momentum. the engine increased rpm's but continued to lose speed, none of the gears would engage. i had it towed to a auto repair shop and am awaiting the diagnosis. until this point the transmission never showed signs of a problem. *tr
06/17/2009600001
 While driving on a highway at approximately 55mph the car suddenly lost all power to the transmission and began to coast. after drifting the vehicle off of the roadway we discovered that none of the gears on the automatic transmission were responding. the engine was revving normally but no power was making it to the transmission. we had to have the vehicle towed and a mechanic believes that the issue is the shaft on the torque converter. we have not been able to afford the repair yet so we cannot say for certain that is the issue. *tr
08/27/2009850001
 05' ford freestar. on 8-27-09 my wife was driving the vehicle after picking up our daughter from daycare and was traveling about 55 mph when she lost all power to the tires. she was able to pull over onto a gravel road as it happened on a county road with no shoulders and heaving semi traffic. we towed the vehicle the following day and then this morning, 8-31-09 was given the diagnosis of a failed spline. our transmission repairman stated he's seen several of these over the past two years not only in freestars but 04-05 taurus' as they share the same transmissions. he used the word spline, not sure if that is also the torque converter?? our vehicle only has 85,000 miles on it and is less than 5 years old. *tr
08/30/2009820001
 I was driving my 2005 ford freestar down 6 mile rd in livonia, mi and the vehicle suddenly lost power and slowed down to a stop. the vehicle remained running but the transmission would not shift. the vehicle has 82,000 miles and i had to have the vehicle towed. i am glad i was not on the highway - who knows what could have happened ( i am 86 years old). i have numerous reports of this on the internet. *tr
08/29/2005850001
 Sudden transmission failure without prior notice. *tr
10/30/2007295551
 I returned home from work in order to drop off a few things before continuing on to do some shopping. i placed the vehicle into park and exited the van leaving the ignition on with the engine running. after unloading my items i decided not to go shopping and went out to turn off the van. while standing outside of the vehicle i opened the driver
09/07/2008528311
 While driving down the road, the transmission of my 2005 ford freestar minivan suddenly stopped pulling. was about to safely get to the shoulder. luckily, i was not trying to merge into traffic at an on ramp or other situation where n unexpected loss of acceleration could surprise me and other drivers and cause a major accident. based on internet research, this vehicle has a history of this failure. *tr
08/01/200975000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar which was purchased brand new in 2005. while accelerating at a stop sign, the transmission failed without warning. the engine shut off and vehicle lost power in the middle of a busy intersection. there were no warning lights that illuminated on the instrument panel. there were no recalls; however, the contact stated he found over 700 complaints online regarding the same failure. the current and failure mileages were approximately 75,000.
08/21/200996000105/01/2006
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving 65 mph, the vehicle suddenly slowed down. the engine was on and the rpms were very high while the vehicle was in neutral. a local mechanic stated that the transmission caused the failure and there was an investigation for ford freestar 2004-2005, component : power train:automatic transmission power train:automatic transmission:torque converters. the dealer was not notified and is concerned about the safety hazard. the current and failure mileages were 96,000. updated 11/12/09 *cn the vehicle was repaired. updated 11/16/09
08/18/2009581841
 On august 18,2008 was driving my 2005 ford freestar on the highway home from vacation when suddenly the rpm's shot up and then the car slowed down so we could pull over to side of road. then car stopped and would not move when in gear. no warning what so ever,had the car towed to repair shop who stated it was something in transmission, had to have car towed again to transmission shop who stated that the torque converter had went. the car only has 58000k miles on the car... *tr
07/03/2009890001
 I was stranded with my family on the way to st. louis by my 2005 ford freestar. it's at a shop in springfield, il (thanks to my insurance company). the said it was a transmission failure. the cost was $1300 thanks ford. *tr
07/31/2009997531
 Complaint for 2nd transmission incident: on july 31, 2009, while crossing an intersection in a residential section of santa fe, texas, the transmission of my 2005 ford freestar failed. the engine of the car was working but the van seemed to suddenly be in neutral. i guided the car to a safe stop and tried the various gears, but drive and reverse were not functioning at all. i had 3 passengers (my husband and two 12-year old girls) along with 4 large dogs. i called for a tow and had the vehicle taken to mcree ford in dickinson, texas. the service agent related that they believed the damage was in the torque converter and that the transmission had probably been damaged as well. further inspection would require $400. this was the second time the torque converter went out and it was no longer covered by the initial warranty on the vehicle or the 12 month-12,000 mile warranty from the service in november 2007. i chose to have it repaired by someone besides ford who would have a better warranty. mr. transmission informed me that the torque converter had gone out and damaged the transmission. i had the transmission rebuilt and the car was returned on august 11, 2009. *tr
08/09/200981000102/24/2007
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving 65 mph, the rpms suddenly stopped and the vehicle lost power. the contact noticed that the vehicle could not be placed back into drive. the vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer. the current and failure mileages were 81,000. updated 9/1/09 *cn the consumer stated the rpm's revved up and the vehicle would not move. the consumer lost speed rapidly. updated 09/04/09.*jb
08/10/2009315771
 The transmission on our 2005 freestar will not engage either r, d, 3 or 1. there were no warnings whatsoever and the incident took place at a crossing which left my wife & my kids with no power to cross to the other side of the two lane road. this is a serious safety issue that most be address and corrected by the manufacturer. *tr
06/21/2009470001
 I was driving my 2005 ford freestar when i pushed on the gas it would not accelerate it felt like the car was in neutral. thank god my kids were not in the car at the time this is going to cause a serious accident or even a death due to this issue. it is scary when you go to merge onto the highway and you do not accelerate with cars coming up on you fast. i coasted off to the side of the road. my van has 47,000 miles on it and never had no problems not even gave any type of warning there was something wrong. had it towed to bob townsend ford on colerain ave. cin, ohio. they informed me that is was my torque converter and it was going to cost 1475 to fix it. needless to say i am a mother of 4 kids and don't have that type of money at this time. i am trying to save to get it fixed. this happened on fathers day june 21,2009. please help. *tr
08/05/2009530001
 The transmission fail without warning. the engine revved up and the transmission was gone. fortunately this happen at a very low speed in our residential neighborhood and the van was safely pulled to the side of the road. the van was towed to the ford dealership and they said the torque converter output shaft had fail and the cost would be $1,900 to fix. *tr
08/05/2009920001
 I have a 2005 ford freestar. the van stopped accelerating while driving at 70mph. i drifted off the side of the highway, and it would not move forward or backward. there was no warning sign of transmission problems prior to this incident. *tr
12/10/2007384831
 We were driving down the interstate and preceding up a hill when the transmission completely disengaged. i was able to make it to the side of the road and get stopped. the transmission would not engage no matter what i tried. every time i took my foot off the brake we would start rolling down hill. had purchased extended warranty with ford. called the ford hot line they sent a tow truck and i got a rental. ford covered the repair and the rental. no warning just disengaged or broke, resulting in engine reviving and van slowing. dangerous business on a busy interstate. 2005 ford freestar with 38,483 transmission replacement handled by ford. incident date 12/07. have over 63000 miles on the van now without further incident. *tr
08/04/2009288631
 Driving my 2005 ford freestar taking a right turn when suddenly lost all ability to go forward. pulled over to the side of the road, engine would rev and idle, but no movement forward or back. pushed car (in neutral) to a safer location and towed to dealer who has determined that the problem is the failure of the torque converter in the transmission. estimated cost of $1400 to repair(warranty is expired), but may be more when they remove the transmission. no warning lights, no symptoms, just sudden failure to be able to move forward while driving. luckily was not going very fast and was able to pull over relatively safely. car is 4 years old and has just under 29,000 miles on it. dealer says has not seen a lot of this problem but that they also do not get a lot of freestars in for service at his dealership. ford corporate had heard of the problem, i started to say torque problem and he corrected me to say it was the torque converter. cannot believe with the issues found online regarding this that ford won't do anything. this is a major safety issue. i cannot imagine how this would have turned out if i had been going any faster or on a busier street. my children were in the car with me. luckily i was coming from a stop and making a turn, so could not have been going faster than a few mph. ford implied to me that if i purchased the extended warranty on the car for an additional $1650 that they would maybe be willing to negotiate on the cost of the repair. we may have to buy it if this is going to be a repeat problem. something needs to be done about this. *tr
11/05/2007660001
 Freestar problem while driving down seawall boulevard in galveston, tx late on the night of 11/5/2007 my 2005 ford freestar simply lost the power to move forward. the transmission was in drive and yet the car behaved as if it had been placed in neutral. i was able to coast to a stop alongside a business driveway and call for a tow. the car was towed to sand dollar ford in galveston, texas for repair. according to the repair bill, the torque converter was replaced and guaranteed for 12 months or 12,000 miles. it has since failed again (07/31/09). *tr
02/01/2009520001
 I am an owner of 2005 ford freestar. while driving to work on morning, my van with approximately 52k miles on it stopped moving. it was like i hit the gearshift into neutral. after coasting into a parking lot and have my vehicle towed to the repair shop, i was told that it was a known ford freestar transmission issue. i contacted my ford dealership who informed me that my vehicle was out of warranty. i have had a multitude of problems with this vehicle since the day after i purchased it, starting with heating/cooling issues to a leaking hatchback. my service, or lack of service, at the dealership is inexcusable. when i purchased the vehicle in 2005, i never imagined that i would be dumping thousands of dollars into it with only 50k miles. *tr
07/26/2009650001
 Our 2005 ford freestar suddenly quit working on the highway july 26, 2009 with only 65,000 miles on it. it was in cruise control and the rpms started revving up but would no longer go forward or into reverse when we tried that. it is currently in the shop and we haven't had the complete diagnosis yet. *tr
06/03/2009645001
 2005 ford freestar transmission died. *tr
07/19/2009749861
 I was driving my 2005 ford freestar se w/3.9l v6 engine on mi hwy m-29 just north of algonac, michigan. i was driving about 45 mph, and at one point, i was pressing the accelerator and the van was slowing down. i coasted over to the shoulder and stopped my freestar safely, without any damage to property. i tried shifting into reverse, but no engagement of the transmission took place. there was also no engagement in forward gears 1 or 3. i was found off road dead. :-) i had van towed home to saint clair shores (37 miles) at a cost of $50 to allstate road service and $116.25 out-of-my-pocket. i had my van towed again (covered under allstate's $50 limit) to my selling dealer, roy o'brien ford, also in saint clair shores. i was informed late the next day that to diagnose the problem would cost $850. then the tech gave more info to my service writer that he thought the torque converter splines were stripped. revised estimate was $1525 to remove the transmission, pull the torque converter and replace same and reinstall the transmission. the transmission pan was dropped' for examination, screen and gasket change, and new trans fluid was added to fill the system again. actual outlay today was $1524.72. i had no warning that i was about to lose power to the wheels. i'm glad i was on a quiet semi-rural road with homes around. one homeowner checked on my wife and i to see if we were ok. he even offered to let me use his lavatory. at least there is some kindness left. the phone call to allstate was exasperating, as the call center staffer was using a paper map of michigan and had no idea where we were. being stuck on a sunday evening after business hours could have been very eerie. everything turned out ok, but at a substantial cost. *tr
06/12/2009621441
 On 5/26/09 we took our 2005 ford freestar in for an oil change, fluid, belt and filter checks and front brakes. on 6/12/09 we left nw oh for washington, d.c. we were 18 miles east of cumberland, md, on rt. 68, going downhill when the van suddenly and without warning, went out of gear. the tachometer raced as if the van had been put in neutral, but we still had the van in drive and my husband had his foot on the gas pedal. after it went out of gear, the master lighting switch icon came on. we coasted over 3 miles to the nearest exit as it was not safe to pull over on the side of the road because we were going downhill. when we got onto the exit ramp and stopped, we turned the engine off and restarted it. the van would go into park, but reverse, neutral and all 3 drives would not engage and the van would roll freely. we checked the transmission fluid and it was still full and clean. it was towed to hagerstown ford in md on 6/13/09. on 6/15/09 while we were in virginia beach, we got a call from the service dept. saying that the transmission was shot and it would cost $3100 to replace it with a brand new transmission. when we asked what inside the transmission was broken, all we were told was that it was shot. we didn't pick it up until 6/19/09 because we were in virginia beach until that date. on 6/22/09 we took the van to our local ford service shop and explained what had happened. after giving the details of the break down to one of the mechanics, he came back out with a rod with rings ground into it. he told us this part was probably all that was wrong with the transmission and that we probably didn't need to have the entire transmission replaced. *tr
07/18/20091280001
 On saturday, july 18, 2009, my family and i were traveling on hwy 9a (in jacksonville, fl just off of i95). we were traveling at approximately 70mph when our 2005 ford freestar simply stopped accelerating. my husband attempted to shift from drive to neutral and back to drive but nothing happened. the transmission simply lost power. we coasted as far as we could off the busy highway and contacted roadside assistance. today we finally got an estimate from our repairman. he says it is the torque converter and pump and it is going to cost $1100 to replace them. we are a family of 7. my husband is in the navy and deploying soon. i need reliable transportation! my van has 128000 miles on it and has been cared for very regularly. upon researching the issue, i see that this is a very common problem with 2005 ford freestars and it has been reported numerous times here. supposedly there is an investigation going on by odi in regards to this same problem. the old part can possibly be available depending on how soon i hear that you need it. *tr
06/28/2009666911
 Transmission stop working crossing an avenue traffic light. it was like going neutral. *tr
07/08/2009612381
 I was running an errand at about 1pm edt in my 2005 ford freestar limited minivan. i was stopped at a traffic light and proceeded to go when all of a sudden my transmission went out. i had no forward or reverse gears. i only have 61k miles on the car which was purchased brand new back in 2006. luckily i was able to coast onto a dirt road off the main road. it was also very lucky that my wife and kids were not in the car or i was not on a highway when this happened. i had to have it towed to a lincoln/mercury dealer in the area and have now been informed by the service dept. that it will cost me about $3,000 to have a rebuilt trans installed to fix the problem. this is totally ridiculous for a car with only 61k miles on it. plus this is a serious issue that it happened all of a sudden w/o any previous warning. had no previous transmission issues with my vehicle and take great care to have it serviced regularly. i've filed a complaint with ford and have seen all the other numerous complaints on this web site and other sites about the same problem affecting my vehicle and its mercury cousin the monterrey. not only my model year but also previous model years and other ford vehicles which share the same transmission ford needs to own up to this serious issue, which could have caused me and/or my wife and kids harm due to the suddenness it just quit and all i could do was coast to safety. *tr
06/14/2009840001
 We lost torque as the engine revved. lost all gears, even reverse. there was no warning. *tr
06/12/20091400001
 Freestar stalled out and would not go into gear while i was driving. i almost got rear ended by a transport truck. *tr
06/30/200939000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving uphill at 25 mph, the vehicle began to roll backwards halfway up the hill. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that the transmission needed to be replaced at 39,000 miles. the manufacturer stated that he was out of luck and would have to pay for the repair. the contact was given a $500 rebate towards a new vehicle. the failure mileage was 39,000.
06/13/2009800001
 My 2005 freestar fails to accelerate when entering the highway, i had this problem when i bought the van in 2005, the van seems to do fine once its up to spend. the danger comes in when i enter traffic press the gas and the van doesn't respond, i lift up off the gas try it a couple of times before the van respond and go. *tr
06/09/2009420001
 While driving our 2005 ford freestar home from greenwich, ct to wilton, cton i-95 the van suddenly lost speed. the rpms were still up but the speed decreased to 20mph. my wife was able to make it to the ford dealership they informed her that we needed a new transmission. as the van has only 42,000 miles on it and there was no hint of transmission problems before this incident, this surprised us. it is out of warranty and will cost approx. $3500. as of this posting, the work has not been completed by the dealer. i have since discovered that this is a relatively common problem for ford freestars and there mercury cousins.*tr
06/06/200968000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle did not respond when the accelerator pedal was depressed. the engine revved excessively high. the driver managed to pull the vehicle over and called roadside assistance. the vehicle was towed to an independent repair shop for inspection and the technician stated that the automatic transmission needed to be replaced. the vehicle is currently being repaired. the failure and current mileages were 68,000.
05/25/20091000001
 My complaint is regarding the transmission in my ford freestar. i commute to work daily, and one morning while on the highway my vehicle stalled. luckily, the traffic was not heavy at the time but i was still upset about this incident. my transmission is gone. i am a single mother making payments on a vehicle that is currently sitting in my driveway because i can not afford to repair the transmission. i am grateful my children were not in the vehicle with me at the time my vehicle decided to die in the middle of the highway. i have researched this issue online and have found that i am one of many who have difficulties with their vehicle giving out on them while driving due to the transmission and pcm. the main reason i am lodging this complaint is in hopes that maybe if enough people complain about this issue, then maybe a recall would be issued. i am sure i am not the first and nor will i be the last to complain about ford's freestar. *tr
05/26/200935850
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving 67 mph with the cruise control activated, the amp displayed 6,000. the contact pulled the vehicle over to the side of the road and had it towed to the dealer. the dealer stated that the input shaft failed and caused the torque converter to fail as well. the dealer replaced the transmission with a rebuilt transmission at the cost of $3,609.14. the manufacturer stated that the warranty expired in november of 2007; therefore, they would not assist. the failure and current mileages were 35,850.
03/08/2008660001
 Twice our 2005 ford freestar experienced water leakage through the cowl grill on the hood. after heavy rain in march 2008, the first of several breakdowns and fix attempts occurred, resulting in 3 months out of service, and replacements of the wiring harness, the pcm computer, several other computers and sensors, and the entire transmission, equaling nearly $5,000 in tow, rental car, and repair bills--some of which the dealership talked my insurance to pay for as a water damage claim. in between, we've had multiple electrical system problems and breakdowns, and then this past march 2009, also during heavy rain, the car experienced the water damage breakdown. this time the water only ruined the pcm computer, but the dealership refused to honor the repairs that were less than 12 months old and we took it to a private licensed repair technician. he found the technical service bulletin online that described the known water leakage problem in some 2005 freestar models and did the recommended fix twice. in his opinion and in the geico insurance adjusters opinion, this is a serious problem that ford needs to address. this time we had no coverage for the damage and were out of a vehicle for two months and out of pocket over $3,000. i've begged ford's corporate offices to take the vehicle back and just let me out of the financing but they refuse due to the number of miles. also, the attorney general's lemon law office said there were too many miles. in addition to these problems, in 90,000 miles, i've had to replace the rotors now four times because they are warping dangerously. the pads are ok, but the rotors are continually warping and it costs $800 each time to have the brakes fixed. *tr
04/25/2004530001
 Was driving down the street in my 2005 ford freestar van when i had to stop and put the vehicle in park to get out and check on something in the back. when i attempted to put the van back in drive, the only gear that was working was neutral. with no warning the transmission went out. we were fortunate we were not driving down the road at the time. *tr
03/19/20091200001
 Transmission failure with no notice. highway speeds on i-65 rpm's go up speed goes down. coast on i 65 to a stop and call tow truck. vehicle does not go f or rev and gears. transmission is dead. transmission gives no warning prior to total failure. *tr
04/09/2009777981
 We were driving home from vacation with family in our 2005 ford freestar when the transmission failed. fortunately we were not on the interstate when it happened because we were driving down the highway when, all of a sudden, it was like the gas peddle was unplugged. we had to push it out of the road. drive nor reverse worked. had to have towed. the torque converter was replaced at a large cost after the large cost to get home in a cab and then a rental car. *tr
04/13/2009970001
 Transmission just dropped out of gear while driving down the road. this is the second time in 15 months. this will cost another $1500. please help. *tr
04/08/2009718171
 Transmission failure at 71,817 miles. transmission has no forward or reverse. complete transmission failure after great service and maintenance. *tr
04/09/2009530001
 As with alot of freestar 2005 owners...the transmission failed at 50,000 miles. no hint of failure...just pulled up to stop sign and would not move when traffic was clear. my wife and another couple had to push the car across the intersection too reach a safe haven. lucky that other cars traveling on that road gave the pushers the right of way and nobody was injured. it was a very bad situation to be in. ford needs to address this as my cost is over $3500.00 to replace the transmission that should have lasted much, much longer. *tr
03/20/200994000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving 10 mph, the vehicle changed gears and automatically shifted into neutral without the gears being moved. the contact attempted to place the vehicle into drive, but was unsuccessful. she then placed the vehicle into reverse and was able to move the vehicle to a secure location away from the road. the vehicle failed completely and lost total power. the vehicle was towed to a local repair shop and the technician stated that the transmission failed. the vehicle was repaired at the cost of $3,600. the contact is in the process of notifying the manufacturer. the failure and current mileages were 94,000.
03/23/20091273331
 The transmission on this vehicle has given out twice. from information posted by other owners, this is a common problem with this vehicle. i was in the middle of traffic when the gears disengaged and the transmission failed. i had to maneuver the car out of the way of traffic. i nearly got into an accident, because i was not able to accelerate properly.
03/17/2009930001
 On my way to work the transaxle light began blinking. the vehicle was taken to the dealership where purchased. was told that a part having to do with the transmission and torque converter was bad. at first was told if we could we should get out of the vehicle now. we can not afford another vehicle!! this vehicle is only 4 years old. we are the only owners. prior to purchase the vehicle was a rental vehicle for a dealership (we presume it was the dealership we purchased it from) while it has 93000 miles we take care of our vehicles! the transmission was repaired less than 10 months ago, now we are experiencing problems with the same thing. ford needs to do something to make it right for their customers and take care of these problems. we have had older vehicles with less problems. we have experienced: liftgate problems, coil problems and transmission problems x2. *tr
05/22/2008804781
 Slowed to stop at traffic light, prior to coming to a complete stop, the light changed and when i accelerated nothing happen. in the middle of traffic i was able to glide into a gas station. luckily traffic was just beginning to move. could have been very dangerous!! vehicle was towed to dealership where we purchased. caused thousands to only replace some parts of the transmission!! *tr
03/12/2009631461
 With no warning our 2005 ford freestar van transmission failed (mileage 63,146). car was driven ~25 miles to workplace. started car to return home and nothing happened when car was put in gear. received quote stating transmission has internal problems and must be replaced. price of quote was $3506.00 - repairs have not been made at this time. found local garage that rebuilds transmissions. currently, in the process of towing to local garage. waiting for 2nd quote on rebuild. after searching forums / websites i have found an alarming number of identical incidents with the freestar minivan. i am hoping nhtsa will take action against ford motors as soon as possible before someone is seriously injured because of this design failure. *tr
03/14/2009923311
 I was simply driving down the road slowed down to enter the town when to put foot back on the gas pedal and nothing but the engine revving up, transmission went out. there was nothing that happened before it happened. the transmission oil looks fine and it is not locked up it is just like every gear other than park is neutral. there are several people that is having the same problem. *tr
02/24/2009900001
 2005 ford freestar sel - 90,000 miles - transmission stopped working with no warning. no prior problems whatsoever. parked car, ran errand, came back & cranked - would go into gear but not move. had towed to ford dealership who says it needs a new torque converter, for $2100 - which i don't have! apparently this is a problem with the ford freestar and ford refuses to acknowledge it. browsing the numerous complaints listed on this site alone, i cannot believe that the nhtsa is also not investigating. *tr
02/23/2009542001
 Purchased a 2005 freestar new from a local dealer and has been driven approximately 54,200 miles to date. all maintenance performed was by the dealer with whom we purchased the vehicle. my wife garaged the van as usual. the next morning the transmission would not engage. i contacted the dealer to have the vehicle towed and have the problem diagnosed. i was informed that a transmission fluid pump shaft broke apart requiring the transmission to be pulled for major repairs. we are extremely upset that a vehicle only 3.5 years old with less than 55,000 miles would require such major drive train repairs. we believe that there must have been an issue with this part at the time of installation. either the part had some type of defect or was installed improperly to cause this type of damage to a transmission with such low mileage. *tr
02/19/20091
 I own a 2005 ford freestar with just over 60,000 miles on it. i was driving home from work one evening when all the sudden the transmission went out with no warning at all. i have read on numerous sites that i am by far not the only ford owner this has happened to. *tr
02/06/2009868711
 Transmission stop working on i75 in rush hour traffic almost hit by large truck this is was a defect with transmission on a 2005 ford freestar vehicle no. i called ford they will not admit there is a problem with this vehicle the service manager said they have over 200 of these problems . *tr
01/11/2009860001
 The torque converter in our 2005 ford freestar has gone out at 43,000 miles and now at 86,000 miles. *tr
01/08/2009500001
 I have a 2005 ford freestart. at 50000 miles, the torque converter failed causing the van to not move when the shifter was taken to drive or reverse. the van would not go, but the engine was running. at the time of failure, the van had been driven approx 1 hr earlier to a store, then attempted to drive home and would not move. there was no problem with the transmission prior, just sudden failure. *tr
12/28/2008395001
 Car is only 3 years old with 39k miles on it. the transmission failed while driving on a city street. car would no longer drive. completely lost the ability to shift or do anything. brought car to a stop at a light and it would no longer operate. i took it to ford dealer and they said it was a serious transmission failure. ford says warranty ran out at 36k miles and cost to repair is estimated at over $3,000. searched on the internet and found numerous other complaints by ford freestar owners. my research shows a clear pattern of consistent transmission failure at relatively low mileage. this points to a defect by the manufacturer and flies in the face of normal consumer expectations that when you buy a brand new car, its transmission should last longer than 30 or 40 thousand miles! i was also shocked to find that nhtsa has not yet initiated an investigation despite numerous complaints filed with the agency itself. i then called nhtsa to ask what it takes to start an investigation. i assume that the agency has a typical standard or set of guidelines that it follows to determine whether an investigation is called for, but no one at nhtsa would give me that information or would direct me to anyone else at the agency who could provide that information. essentially, i was told just file a complaint and go away. no other help was available to me as a consumer and a taxpayer. i'm deeply disappointed with the process and i hope that the step of filing the complaint makes the agency more responsive than it has been so far. *tr
12/27/2008604001
 Traveling north on i-75 in michigan, our van lost all gears at 50-60 mph with no warning or noise. by the grace of god, the van was in the right lane on a downhill stretch of road and we coasted to the shoulder. the engine would rev and there was power, but no gears. we were going skiing for the weekend and were about 2 1/2 hours away from home. we were able to get a wrecker (after sitting in the van for 1 1/2 hours with 2 younger children) and towed to the nearest dealership. after looking at the car, the service rep said the torque converter shaft was stripped and would be about $1700 to repair. we were fortunate that no one was hurt and other family members were traveling with us to take the children while we rode in the wrecker. this is defect is definitely a safety hazard! *tr
12/19/2008950001
 2005 ford freestar van. 95k miles. transmission went out with no warning traveling at 50 mph on the freeway. up until this point, everything was fine except we'd have to wait for the tranny to engage longer than normal before applying gas: forward or reverse. if we didn't, there'd be a surge accompanied by a loud clunk. *tr
12/07/2008510781
 Yesterday, 12/7/08, i pulled out of a parking space, switched gear from reverse to forward and applied gas. other than revving of engine, nothing happened. it would not engage any gears. i had the vehicle towed to a repair shop today and they referred me to a transmission shop. i contacted the ford dealership where i purchased the vehicle and they were unable to help as the vehicle was out of warranty. 2005 ford freestar transmission failure at 51,000 miles (december 7, 2008) should be recognized as failure of reasonable assurance of functionality of vehicle. *tr
11/20/200858000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving 30 mph, the vehicle stalled, but the engine continued to run. the vehicle was towed to an auto repair shop and they stated that the transmission failed. the vehicle was towed to the dealer and the transmission has failed completely. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure and current mileages were 58,000.
11/15/2008730001
 Transmission has malfunctioned leading to complete vehicle immobility. vehicle has developed a reputation for this failure. *tr
11/11/2008555001
 On tuesday nov. 11th at 5:21pm my wife and 3 of my 4 children were driving down a busy 4 lane highway in murfreesboro, tn when without any warning or strange sound the 2005 ford freestar van we own failed to propel itself forward. the engine was still running but the car acted as though it was in neutral. my wife coasted to a stop and placed van in park and killed the engine. she restarted and placed in drive position but van would not move. other drivers were swerving to miss her as no shoulder to pull onto. reverse gear non responsive as well. had van towed to transmission repair shop. total torque converter failure at 55, 500 miles. paid $751 dollars for torque converter replacement. *tr
10/22/2008703501
 Transmission failed in 2005 ford freestar minivan while 375 miles away from home on vacation. had to leave it at ford dealership while being repaired. *tr
10/14/2008660001
 Transmission completely fails with now warning. *tr
09/22/200247000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving approximately 20 mph and after making a right turn, the vehicle would not move forward or backwards. the vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. the following day, the vehicle was towed to the dealer and they stated that the transmission needed to be replaced. the manufacturer stated that they would pay for half of the repair costs. the current and failure mileages were 47,000.
10/04/2008400001
 Major transmission and electrical system failures at 50k. wiring harness/computer not housed right; open to water. 3rd time stranded by this car in 5 months. *tr
09/04/2008613001
 I was driving my (2005 ford freestar 61,300 ml.) van for about 10 min. on the freeway driving at about 60 mph. i approached my exit and i drove on the city street for another 10 minutes i stopped at an intersection waiting for the light the street wasn't at a slope or a slant as far as i know it is a level highway as soon as the street light turned green i attempted to accelerate and it felt like it was in neutral the rpm's revved high i knew it was the transmission it took a few seconds for the gear to catch and i was able to drive to my destination and leave the van there. *tr
07/02/2008860001
 In september of 2005 we purchased a used 05 ford freestar by that october it was in the garage the pcm without. the dealer had the van for 3 weeks went to pull out at the dealer the pcm was still not fixed after 2 or three more weeks got van back. then june of 06 went pull out of the driveway the pcm without again. ford pick the van up said they had to problem fixed. they did for a little while but now two years later the pcm is out once again. it keeps going out due to water getting the pcm. ford knows there is design problem with this model of van but refuses to recall and fix the problem. *tr
06/18/2008357601
 While driving at 55 mph in rush hour traffic on way home from hospital with my four year old son and wife vehicle started bucking and jerking no power. tachometer was fluctuating back and forth got vehicle back home and called ford roadside assistance to come tow it. dealer replaced sensor part # 1f1z-7m101-aa told us all okay. vehicle had 35,760 miles on it on 6/18/08. vehicle again on 6/23/08 started with same problem towed back to dealer could not duplicate problem told again all okay 35,784 miles on it. vehicle transmission again would not go into gear dealer had it for 19 days and replaced the transmission told all is okay 35,853. vehicle picked up on 7/17/08 back in shop on 7/20/2008 problem still is not fixed vehicle only has 40 miles on new transmission still will not stay in gear or drive at all as of 723/08 dealer has no answer on how to fix problem or reason for it. vehicle is very unreliable to drive don't no when transmission is going to act up or stop. *tr
07/15/2008400341
 Transmission went out while backing out of driveway . major slippage. seem stuck in neutral. *tr
07/12/2008410001
 We have not had any prior problems with our minivan. we were driving with our 2 small children on a major highway doing at least 60 mph when our van would not go when my husband put his foot on the gas. he was able to get the van to the side of the road without any incident. the engine was running (air conditioning, radio, dvd player all working)but when he put his foot on the gas the vehicle did not move. we now have to have a rebuilt transmission put in the vehicle. *tr
07/04/2008364001
 After driving up to the upper peninsula, my fiance was driving our 2005 ford freestar limited back to her parent's house. she driving up the hill on the highway when suddenly, the engine's rpms increased dramatically and the vehicle began to role down the hill. she was not towing anything with the vehicle. after the vehicle came to rest, she was not able to put the vehicle into gear and drive. the vehicle was first towed to rahilly ford dealership in newberry, mi. they were unable to diagnose the problem because they do not have a transmission technician, so they outsourced the job to a company in canada called mr. transmission. after mr. transmission removed the transmission and disassembled it, they discovered the front pump and torque converter failed. mr. transmission ordered a new torque converter, pump, and seals to repair the transmission. total bill comes out to be $2600 dollars. so far, ford has been no help in the repair of the vehicle. *tr
06/14/2008650001
 We were driving through a neighborhood when we turned around in someone's driveway after putting it back in drive the van lost all transmission power. the van would not go in forward or reverse in any gear. *tr
06/07/2008388001
 Driving down the street with my family in the vehicle, the transmission just stopped working, no warning signs whatsoever, just lost lost power in the middle of the street. the street had a slight incline to it, so we were able to coast to the side of the road and then parked it up on the sidewalk, to get the vehicle out of the middle of the two lane street we were driving on. the repairs have not been made as of yet, we are being told the transmission is defective. *tr
05/24/2008658001
 I driving home form work, when all of a sudden the rpms when up and the car seemed to have slipped into neutral. i tried to accelerate but the engine just revved. i coasted into a gas station. now i have thousands of dollars of repairs that i cannot afford. i have been researching this and apparently this is not an isolated incident with this make and model. *tr
05/18/2007720001
 Without warning the transmission failed. i was im the middle of the street when this happened, lucky it wasn't a busy street. *tr
05/22/2008570001
 Automatic transmission failed and needed a new pump shaft, torque converter and an overhaul of the manual control valve. *tr
04/23/2005550001
 I have a 2005 ford freestar that needs a transmission. i was driving to work today and out of no where my van stopped driving. the engine was on but the van wouldn't move. i was just about to get onto interstate 95 (about 100 feet from on ramp) i could have been killed my children could have been killed. my car wouldn't move at all!!! i was scared to death. i have read many complaints today about the transmission problem with ford freestars. i can't believe that there has been no recall. i will cost me $3,000 dollars to have this fixed. i have 4 children, where do i get this money from? i have my van at a garage that we go to for regular maintenance. they are telling me there is no warranty on this van. how does this van just up and die when it is 3 years old with 55,000 mile on it and ford is not responsible for anything? *tr
08/16/2006310002208/05/2006
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving 5 mph and at 2,000 rpm's, the vehicle began to stutter. the vehicle has been taken to the dealer several times for transmission service. the transmission continues to fail. the vin was unknown. the current mileage was 61,000 and failure mileage was 31,000.
04/08/200860000112/26/2006
 My transmission on my 04 ford freestar quit with no warning and no signs of distress. it will cost me $3,500 to get it repaired. *tr
03/15/200847552112/18/2005
 I have a 2005 ford freestar. my engine failed in jan08 at about 47,000 miles. i had the engine replaced($5100). within a day after i picked it up after the engine repairs i noticed jerking while driving. at first i thought i was slipping on ice, but then i felt the jerk when i was on dry road. i took the car back to worthington ford. they said that they could not find anything wrong with the car. i took it home and the problem got worse ...fast. i went again to worthington's and finally after a joint test ride the problem was acknowledged and said to be the transmission. i was told the this is a new problem that had nothing to do with their work on the engine. the car at the time of turn in would jerk severely and/or somes completely stop or not take off when gas petal pressed. the car would even jerk at a stop sign while at a complete halt. the fluid levels were checked when the engine was replaced and were good. the fluid level was checked when i brought the car in to complain about the jerking. fluid was clean and full. transmission failed ................why? *tr
03/23/200875455203/09/2007
 My ford freestar 05 transmission went at 75k, no warning , no light on, cost me $2700 to repair, fuel system failure at 70k ,when i tried to pump gas it was like it was full all the time, fumes could not get out the tank, fuel spilled, it custom about $400 to change solenoid. *tr
03/10/2008320002
 2005 ford freestar just dies. first incident happened february 28, 2008. was stopped at a stop sign and made it about halfway through intersection when everything shut off. coasted to the other side and pulled to the right. restarted the van and made it another 50 feet before it died again. tried a third time and it would not go into any gear. luckily was in a residential neighborhood. called tow truck and local ford dealership (mckie ford, rapid city, sd). service technician said the transmission needed to be replaced, parts would be in sometime on monday (3/3/2008). they completed the repair on tuesday afternoon. today (3/10/2008), the same exact issue occurred. called tow and local ford dealer. waiting to hear what ford has to say this time. doing some research on the web, there are hundreds of people with freestars that have had to same issue. each has a similar story of having to replace the transmission (usually at their cost). many of whom are looking at having a class action lawsuit created against ford for a known defect that has gone unresolved (to the point where they outright lie about knowing the parts are faulty). i know i'm not the first to complain here, and i know i will not be the last. *tr
03/03/200842500112/14/2005
 I was accelerating after being stopped at a stoplight. suddenly my van begin to rev up over 500 rpms and had lost all power. thankfully i was not in traffic and was able to pull over easily. the transmission was completely dead- it would not kick into any gears and i had to have it towed to the local ford dealership for repair. the vehicle has only 42, 500 miles on it. *tr
02/09/2008660001
 My 2005 ford freestar's transmission failed on 09 feb 2008. i was driving 55mph down the highway when my rpms spiked with no load on the engine. the automatic transmission went into a neutral state and i steered the van and coasted off the road, there were no signs that the transmission was having any problems. i had to be towed to the closest dealership, 50 miles away. the van has 66k miles. if this incident had of happened on the interstate, bridge or in some other busy location, i'm sure this would have caused some injuries. *tr
12/27/200746242102/28/2006
 Our 2005 ford freestar has only 46,000 miles on it. december 23, 2007, two days before christmas, the transmission/transaxle indicator light come on as the transmission downshifted suddenly at 55mph. we took to the threlkeld ford dealership and they said the shifting solenoids had to be replaced for $1,012.00. *tr
12/18/200792127103/22/2005
 My car showed no signs of anything wrong..not even a light on the dashboard came on. i was doing about 40mph and it was as if someone threw me into neutral and the car wouldn't move in either direction at all. *tr
12/15/200767369103/20/2006
 On dec 15,2007 my pregnant wife and 3 children were going shopping. as they were driving up a incline the vehicle just started racing as in neutral. my wife pulled the vehicle over as best she could due to a low shoulder,still in the road. she removed the kids and brought them up an embankment so if the vehicle was hit they would be safe. a friend towed us to a level spot and i checked the linkage and fluid levels. there appears to be no problem with either and there was no sign that this was going to happen. the transmission just quit and upon researching i found out that this isn't an isolated problem and that i'm not alone. if this happened at a busier time i think it could have been fatal because of the larger increased traffic. please help as this is are primary vehicle and my wife is due in march. *tr
11/15/200752000103/10/2007
 Transmission broke @ 50,000 miles without warning. i just bought this van 8 months ago, and now im making payments on a van i cannot drive. *tr
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
03/28/20111
 2005 ford freestar. consumer writes in regards to a complaint to ford motor company for a refund for repairs due to a faulty design *tgw the consumer stated moisture was seeping into the computer. the pcm wire harness had to be reflashed/reprogrammed. *jb
03/28/20111
 2005 ford freestar. consumer writes in regards to a complaint to ford motor company for a refund for repairs due to a faulty design *tgw the consumer stated moisture was seeping into the computer. the pcm wire harness had to be reflashed/reprogrammed. *jb
03/28/20111
 2005 ford freestar. consumer writes in regards to a complaint to ford motor company for a refund for repairs due to a faulty design *tgw the consumer stated moisture was seeping into the computer. the pcm wire harness had to be reflashed/reprogrammed. *jb
03/28/20111
 2005 ford freestar. consumer writes in regards to a complaint to ford motor company for a refund for repairs due to a faulty design *tgw the consumer stated moisture was seeping into the computer. the pcm wire harness had to be reflashed/reprogrammed. *jb
03/21/200850000309/16/2005
 I have had problems with my ford free star 2005 van it has 50,600 miles on it. it all started when the speedometer and odometer stopped working at highway speeds. then a few seconds latter the van just died while driving with my two year old twins in the car. i was able to start it up again and it started to sputter and stall again. i am a mechanic and i was going to attempt to repair the vehicle myself until i went on line and found out that other people have been complaining about the pcm getting wet and i found out mine was wet and corroded. the pcm was getting wet by water getting through the crowl gasket. i also found out that there was a tsb out on this directing dealers how to repair this problem at cost to the customer. the pcm was replaced now the vehicle shifts funny and goes in and out of gear and i was told i have transmission damage now. i called ford customer service and they basically told me oh well, not our problem. but how is this my problem for a vehicle i did not design. water should not be able to get to the pcm. now my vehicle sits at a dealer and the dealer said that all plug in connectors to sensors. and vital computer components are wet an corroded. but if funny how there is a tsb out on this problem and ford is doing nothing to help the customer. *tr
03/10/2008320002
 2005 ford freestar just dies. first incident happened february 28, 2008. was stopped at a stop sign and made it about halfway through intersection when everything shut off. coasted to the other side and pulled to the right. restarted the van and made it another 50 feet before it died again. tried a third time and it would not go into any gear. luckily was in a residential neighborhood. called tow truck and local ford dealership (mckie ford, rapid city, sd). service technician said the transmission needed to be replaced, parts would be in sometime on monday (3/3/2008). they completed the repair on tuesday afternoon. today (3/10/2008), the same exact issue occurred. called tow and local ford dealer. waiting to hear what ford has to say this time. doing some research on the web, there are hundreds of people with freestars that have had to same issue. each has a similar story of having to replace the transmission (usually at their cost). many of whom are looking at having a class action lawsuit created against ford for a known defect that has gone unresolved (to the point where they outright lie about knowing the parts are faulty). i know i'm not the first to complain here, and i know i will not be the last. *tr
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - TORQUE CONVERTER
01/13/20132
 2005 ford freestar. consumer writes in regards to recall notice of vehicle losing power while driving and after repairs problem still exists. *smd the consumer stated on january 13, 2013, he took the vehicle to the dealer, because it would regularly jerk forward and backward and then it would continue to move. also, the vehicle would skip a cycle and would completely stop. on february 19, 2013, the consumer returned to the dealer, because the vehicle continued to exhibit the same symptoms. the dealer informed the consumer, the converter was replaced on the previous visit, and it had nothing to do with the current problem.
01/13/20132
 2005 ford freestar. consumer writes in regards to recall notice of vehicle losing power while driving and after repairs problem still exists. *smd the consumer stated on january 13, 2013, he took the vehicle to the dealer, because it would regularly jerk forward and backward and then it would continue to move. also, the vehicle would skip a cycle and would completely stop. on february 19, 2013, the consumer returned to the dealer, because the vehicle continued to exhibit the same symptoms. the dealer informed the consumer, the converter was replaced on the previous visit, and it had nothing to do with the current problem.
01/13/20132
 2005 ford freestar. consumer writes in regards to recall notice of vehicle losing power while driving and after repairs problem still exists. *smd the consumer stated on january 13, 2013, he took the vehicle to the dealer, because it would regularly jerk forward and backward and then it would continue to move. also, the vehicle would skip a cycle and would completely stop. on february 19, 2013, the consumer returned to the dealer, because the vehicle continued to exhibit the same symptoms. the dealer informed the consumer, the converter was replaced on the previous visit, and it had nothing to do with the current problem.
01/13/20132
 2005 ford freestar. consumer writes in regards to recall notice of vehicle losing power while driving and after repairs problem still exists. *smd the consumer stated on january 13, 2013, he took the vehicle to the dealer, because it would regularly jerk forward and backward and then it would continue to move. also, the vehicle would skip a cycle and would completely stop. on february 19, 2013, the consumer returned to the dealer, because the vehicle continued to exhibit the same symptoms. the dealer informed the consumer, the converter was replaced on the previous visit, and it had nothing to do with the current problem.
12/03/20121
 2005 ford freestar. consumer writes in regards to sudden loss of power while driving. recall notice submitted. *smd when the consumer took the vehicle to the dealer, to have the recall performed, she was informed there were no parts available and fords policy was not to replace the part, until it actually failed. once it failed, the dealer would then order the part and it would take three days to receive it. recall# 12v006000.
12/03/20121
 2005 ford freestar. consumer writes in regards to sudden loss of power while driving. recall notice submitted. *smd when the consumer took the vehicle to the dealer, to have the recall performed, she was informed there were no parts available and fords policy was not to replace the part, until it actually failed. once it failed, the dealer would then order the part and it would take three days to receive it. recall# 12v006000.
12/03/20121
 2005 ford freestar. consumer writes in regards to sudden loss of power while driving. recall notice submitted. *smd when the consumer took the vehicle to the dealer, to have the recall performed, she was informed there were no parts available and fords policy was not to replace the part, until it actually failed. once it failed, the dealer would then order the part and it would take three days to receive it. recall# 12v006000.
12/03/20121
 2005 ford freestar. consumer writes in regards to sudden loss of power while driving. recall notice submitted. *smd when the consumer took the vehicle to the dealer, to have the recall performed, she was informed there were no parts available and fords policy was not to replace the part, until it actually failed. once it failed, the dealer would then order the part and it would take three days to receive it. recall# 12v006000.
06/18/20121
 2005 freestar. consumer writes in regards to torque converter failure while driving on the highway. *tgw the consumer stated it cost $ 2,552.53 to install a re-built transmission/torque converter. the consumer stated he received a recall letter in the mail, stating he may be eligible for a refund for his out of pocket expenses. the consumer contacted the dealer about the refund and was informed the maximum amount available to cover the repair bill was less than $ 1,500. recall # 12v006000
06/18/20121
 2005 freestar. consumer writes in regards to torque converter failure while driving on the highway. *tgw the consumer stated it cost $ 2,552.53 to install a re-built transmission/torque converter. the consumer stated he received a recall letter in the mail, stating he may be eligible for a refund for his out of pocket expenses. the consumer contacted the dealer about the refund and was informed the maximum amount available to cover the repair bill was less than $ 1,500. recall # 12v006000
08/01/20121
 Received a recall 11s25/nhtsa recall 12v006000 last march and ford seems to be dragging their feet. i contacted them three times and they waved me off. my wife is afraid to drive it. thank you ..updated 09-19-12 *bf
06/18/20121
 2005 freestar. consumer writes in regards to torque converter failure while driving on the highway. *tgw the consumer stated it cost $ 2,552.53 to install a re-built transmission/torque converter. the consumer stated he received a recall letter in the mail, stating he may be eligible for a refund for his out of pocket expenses. the consumer contacted the dealer about the refund and was informed the maximum amount available to cover the repair bill was less than $ 1,500. recall # 12v006000
08/01/20121
 Received a recall 11s25/nhtsa recall 12v006000 last march and ford seems to be dragging their feet. i contacted them three times and they waved me off. my wife is afraid to drive it. thank you ..updated 09-19-12 *bf
06/18/20121
 2005 freestar. consumer writes in regards to torque converter failure while driving on the highway. *tgw the consumer stated it cost $ 2,552.53 to install a re-built transmission/torque converter. the consumer stated he received a recall letter in the mail, stating he may be eligible for a refund for his out of pocket expenses. the consumer contacted the dealer about the refund and was informed the maximum amount available to cover the repair bill was less than $ 1,500. recall # 12v006000
08/01/20121
 Received a recall 11s25/nhtsa recall 12v006000 last march and ford seems to be dragging their feet. i contacted them three times and they waved me off. my wife is afraid to drive it. thank you ..updated 09-19-12 *bf
08/01/20121
 Received a recall 11s25/nhtsa recall 12v006000 last march and ford seems to be dragging their feet. i contacted them three times and they waved me off. my wife is afraid to drive it. thank you
08/01/20121
 Received a recall 11s25/nhtsa recall 12v006000 last march and ford seems to be dragging their feet. i contacted them three times and they waved me off. my wife is afraid to drive it. thank you
02/14/20121
 2005 ford freestar. consumer writes in regards to losing control of the forward maneuvering *tgw the consumer discovered a recall had been issued and according to the website, he should have received two owner notifications letters. however, he never received any correspondence regarding recall # 12v006000. *jb
02/14/20121
 2005 ford freestar. consumer writes in regards to losing control of the forward maneuvering *tgw the consumer discovered a recall had been issued and according to the website, he should have received two owner notifications letters. however, he never received any correspondence regarding recall # 12v006000. *jb
02/14/20121
 2005 ford freestar. consumer writes in regards to losing control of the forward maneuvering *tgw the consumer discovered a recall had been issued and according to the website, he should have received two owner notifications letters. however, he never received any correspondence regarding recall # 12v006000. *jb
02/14/20121
 2005 ford freestar. consumer writes in regards to losing control of the forward maneuvering *tgw the consumer discovered a recall had been issued and according to the website, he should have received two owner notifications letters. however, he never received any correspondence regarding recall # 12v006000. *jb
06/01/20111
 2005 ford freestar. consumer writes in regards to reimbursement for replacement of torque converter in compliance with safety recall *tgw
06/01/20111
 2005 ford freestar. consumer writes in regards to reimbursement for replacement of torque converter in compliance with safety recall *tgw
06/01/20111
 2005 ford freestar. consumer writes in regards to reimbursement for replacement of torque converter in compliance with safety recall *tgw
06/01/20111
 2005 ford freestar. consumer writes in regards to reimbursement for replacement of torque converter in compliance with safety recall *tgw
08/20/20121734601
 As i was driving, the vehicle (2005 ford freestar) begin to jerk as if the transmission was constantly disengaging and reengaging. also, the rpms would escalate during this problem. after about six jerks, the vehicle lost power to the wheels. i coasted to the side of the road and turned the vehicle off. i waited for a few minutes and i started the vehicle up and i was able to drive home. the vehicle still jerks. i looked up the problem with a mechanic and the diagnostic computer readout stated it was the torque converter output shaft speed sensor. i looked the information up online and discovered it was involved with a recall. this recall (#12v006000) was supposedly repaired on my vehicle a month ago. i called ford and they said that the recall was already performed and they can not do anything else. *tr
08/20/20121734601
 As i was driving, the vehicle (2005 ford freestar) begin to jerk as if the transmission was constantly disengaging and reengaging. also, the rpms would escalate during this problem. after about six jerks, the vehicle lost power to the wheels. i coasted to the side of the road and turned the vehicle off. i waited for a few minutes and i started the vehicle up and i was able to drive home. the vehicle still jerks. i looked up the problem with a mechanic and the diagnostic computer readout stated it was the torque converter output shaft speed sensor. i looked the information up online and discovered it was involved with a recall. this recall (#12v006000) was supposedly repaired on my vehicle a month ago. i called ford and they said that the recall was already performed and they can not do anything else. *tr
01/14/20081
 2005 ford freestar. consumer writes in regards to safety recall 11s25/12v006000 *tgw the consumer is seeking reimbursement for the failure of the torque converter that failed prior to a recall being issued.
01/14/20081
 2005 ford freestar. consumer writes in regards to safety recall 11s25/12v006000 *tgw the consumer is seeking reimbursement for the failure of the torque converter that failed prior to a recall being issued.
01/14/20081
 2005 ford freestar. consumer writes in regards to safety recall 11s25/12v006000 *tgw the consumer is seeking reimbursement for the failure of the torque converter that failed prior to a recall being issued.
01/14/20081
 2005 ford freestar. consumer writes in regards to safety recall 11s25/12v006000 *tgw the consumer is seeking reimbursement for the failure of the torque converter that failed prior to a recall being issued.
01/14/20081
 2005 ford freestar. consumer writes in regards to safety recall 11s25/12v006000 *tgw the consumer is seeking reimbursement for the failure of the torque converter that failed prior to a recall being issued.
01/23/2012110/07/2005
 2005 ford freestar. consumer states vehicle broke down on the highway related to transmission and torque converter recall issues *tgw the consumer stated while driving, the vehicle suddenly cut off and proceeded to coast. she managed to pull over to the shoulder and had the vehicle towed. the dealer informed the consumer it would cost $ 1,300 to take the transmission apart to determine if the problem was related to the recall. *jb
01/23/2012110/07/2005
 2005 ford freestar. consumer states vehicle broke down on the highway related to transmission and torque converter recall issues *tgw the consumer stated while driving, the vehicle suddenly cut off and proceeded to coast. she managed to pull over to the shoulder and had the vehicle towed. the dealer informed the consumer it would cost $ 1,300 to take the transmission apart to determine if the problem was related to the recall. *jb
01/23/2012110/07/2005
 2005 ford freestar. consumer states vehicle broke down on the highway related to transmission and torque converter recall issues *tgw the consumer stated while driving, the vehicle suddenly cut off and proceeded to coast. she managed to pull over to the shoulder and had the vehicle towed. the dealer informed the consumer it would cost $ 1,300 to take the transmission apart to determine if the problem was related to the recall. *jb
01/23/2012110/07/2005
 2005 ford freestar. consumer states vehicle broke down on the highway related to transmission and torque converter recall issues *tgw the consumer stated while driving, the vehicle suddenly cut off and proceeded to coast. she managed to pull over to the shoulder and had the vehicle towed. the dealer informed the consumer it would cost $ 1,300 to take the transmission apart to determine if the problem was related to the recall. *jb
10/07/2011
 Cas asks this letter and the 92 complaints attached hereto be placed in the docket of ea09-016 and that ford be ordered to recall all 2004-05 ford freestar, and mercury monterey vans for defective transmissions.
10/07/2011
 Cas asks this letter and the 92 complaints attached hereto be placed in the docket of ea09-016 and that ford be ordered to recall all 2004-05 ford freestar, and mercury monterey vans for defective transmissions.
10/07/2011
 Cas asks this letter and the 92 complaints attached hereto be placed in the docket of ea09-016 and that ford be ordered to recall all 2004-05 ford freestar, and mercury monterey vans for defective transmissions.
10/07/2011
 Cas asks this letter and the 92 complaints attached hereto be placed in the docket of ea09-016 and that ford be ordered to recall all 2004-05 ford freestar, and mercury monterey vans for defective transmissions.
09/08/2010112/01/2009
 2005 ford freestar. consumer states problems with torque converter *tgw the consumer stated while driving 70 mph, suddenly the vehicle began to slow down and the tachometer was racing. the repair shop informed the consumer the cost to replace the torque converter would be $1,300.00 *jb
09/08/2010112/01/2009
 2005 ford freestar. consumer states problems with torque converter *tgw the consumer stated while driving 70 mph, suddenly the vehicle began to slow down and the tachometer was racing. the repair shop informed the consumer the cost to replace the torque converter would be $1,300.00 *jb
09/08/2010112/01/2009
 2005 ford freestar. consumer states problems with torque converter *tgw the consumer stated while driving 70 mph, suddenly the vehicle began to slow down and the tachometer was racing. the repair shop informed the consumer the cost to replace the torque converter would be $1,300.00 *jb
09/08/2010112/01/2009
 2005 ford freestar. consumer states problems with torque converter *tgw the consumer stated while driving 70 mph, suddenly the vehicle began to slow down and the tachometer was racing. the repair shop informed the consumer the cost to replace the torque converter would be $1,300.00 *jb
09/08/2010112/01/2009
 2005 ford freestar. consumer states problems with torque converter *tgw the consumer stated while driving 70 mph, suddenly the vehicle began to slow down and the tachometer was racing. the repair shop informed the consumer the cost to replace the torque converter would be $1,300.00 *jb
04/11/201061326
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving at speeds of 35 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. the vehicle was towed to the dealer where the torque converter was replaced. the failure mileage was 61,326 and the current mileage was 62,344.
09/15/200961500
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving approximately 25 mph and proceeding to make a right turn, pressure was applied to the accelerator pedal, followed by a no power response. the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. the technician stated that the failure was contributed to the torque converter. the vehicle was repaired. the contact had concerns of the safety risk involved. the failure and current mileages were 61,500.
08/10/200941154107/31/2005
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving 70 mph, the engine began to rev. when the contact shifted into neutral, the revving decreased. the contact pulled over and noticed that the vehicle would not shift into any gear. the vehicle was towed to his destination. he is in the process of taking the vehicle to the dealer for further inspection and notifying the ford manufacturer. the vehicle has not been repaired or inspected. the current and failure mileages were 41,154. updated 08/28/09. *lj the consumer stated while driving, the tachometer began to act erratic. it was determined that the torque converter needed to be replaced.updated 08/31/09.*jb
06/18/200945000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving between 45-50 mph, the contact attempted to merge and the vehicle shut off without warning. she managed to pull the vehicle over to the shoulder of the road. in addition, the vehicle will not operate in drive or reverse. the dealer stated that the input shaft torque converter failed. the estimated cost for repair was $3,300. the current and failure mileages were 45,000.
05/20/200982000107/31/2006
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 ford freestar. while driving 65 mph, the transmission failed on the vehicle. the vehicle was towed to a repair shop and the ford manufacturer stated that there were no recalls. the failure mileage was 82,000. updated 07/28/09. *lj the consumer stated the problem was with the splines in the torque converter. updated 07/30/09
04/04/200873017108/12/2005
 After several o2 sensors and pcm's on our 2005 freestar, the transmission just quit going down the highway with school children in the van. *tr
03/10/2008320002
 2005 ford freestar just dies. first incident happened february 28, 2008. was stopped at a stop sign and made it about halfway through intersection when everything shut off. coasted to the other side and pulled to the right. restarted the van and made it another 50 feet before it died again. tried a third time and it would not go into any gear. luckily was in a residential neighborhood. called tow truck and local ford dealership (mckie ford, rapid city, sd). service technician said the transmission needed to be replaced, parts would be in sometime on monday (3/3/2008). they completed the repair on tuesday afternoon. today (3/10/2008), the same exact issue occurred. called tow and local ford dealer. waiting to hear what ford has to say this time. doing some research on the web, there are hundreds of people with freestars that have had to same issue. each has a similar story of having to replace the transmission (usually at their cost). many of whom are looking at having a class action lawsuit created against ford for a known defect that has gone unresolved (to the point where they outright lie about knowing the parts are faulty). i know i'm not the first to complain here, and i know i will not be the last. *tr
01/20/2008106/20/2006
 Turned off of highway tried to accelerate would not do anything in any gear. no warning, no lights came on, just stopped. had it towed turned out to be torque converter cost us $1100 to fix. *tr
01/12/200860000112/27/2005
 2005 ford freestar transmission failure at 60k miles no warning just quit. *tr
11/12/200742000101/21/2006
 Wife was taking kids to karate, went to pull out from intersection and all of sudden vehicle would not move, it would roll but had no power in any gear. almost caused an accident but luckily did not. had van towed to carson ford who replaced torque converter for $1200. *tr
12/14/200738500104/15/2007
 2005 ford freestar van went into neutral while driving down the road at 55mph once it stopped it would not move. only has 38500 mi. dealer says it needs new torque converter for only $1200-$1500 and it's out of warr. i went online and found out i was not the only one with problems. it's less than 3yr old but 2500mi over warr. now i know why everybody is buying foreign cars. *tr
POWER TRAIN - DRIVELINE
02/25/2011101000
 The transmission failed without warning 200ft.before railroad crossing.
02/25/2011101000
 The transmission failed without warning 200ft.before railroad crossing.
02/25/2011101000
 The transmission failed without warning 200ft.before railroad crossing.
02/25/2011101000
 The transmission failed without warning 200ft.before railroad crossing.
02/25/2011101000
 The transmission failed without warning 200ft.before railroad crossing.
06/02/2009
 I have a 2005 freestar sport van. when it is relativelt 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 anoying and gets louder with time travelled. i've taken this van back to the dealer from where it was purchased. they've replaced the bake 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 reputible garge in cambridge, ontario. i'm scared to go anywhere with it especially with my grandchildren in the van when we go on hoildays. is there a great concern here????----------please email me back with some info to kevster44@bell.net asap -----thankyou
11/05/2008500001
 My 2005 ford freestar minivan while backing out of a driveway stop working. the van would not go into drive or reverse. we had the van towed to the local ford dealership. the torque converter broke. this happened suddenly and with no warning. we were lucky it was in a drive way and not on a highway or in a busy intersection. i have come to find out this is a common problem with freestar minivans. the van needs to be recalled and this problem needs to be fixed on all freestars before someone is killed. the ford freestar is unsafe and ford needs to fix this problem. *tr
08/31/20081
 Was driving home with wife and kids, traveling approx 45-50 mph when van suddenly stopped pulling and rpm's went sky high. it acted like it was in neutral and was barely able to get it over to the side of the road. had it towed home ($125.00) and went out next morning and checked all fuses, all good, transmission fluid was full, no warning lights on dash, no indication of anything wrong. haven't been able to take anywhere yet to have it checked, because of labor day and my being on duty on tuesday. it sounds like the same problem numerous people on the edmonds.com site has had. i think these transmissions should be recalled before someone gets killed from their vans shutting down in traffic. *tr
POWER TRAIN - MANUAL TRANSMISSION
09/20/2010100566
 My 2005 freestar just stopped working. no warning. it would start but have no power. did not go into drive or anything. it is going to cost me alot of money. i would say forget on fixing it but i still own money on it. i see so many complaints on this van. don't you think it is time to say there is a recall. ford sucks and is a money hungry.
09/20/2010100566
 My 2005 freestar just stopped working. no warning. it would start but have no power. did not go into drive or anything. it is going to cost me alot of money. i would say forget on fixing it but i still own money on it. i see so many complaints on this van. don't you think it is time to say there is a recall. ford sucks and is a money hungry.
09/20/2010100566
 My 2005 freestar just stopped working. no warning. it would start but have no power. did not go into drive or anything. it is going to cost me alot of money. i would say forget on fixing it but i still own money on it. i see so many complaints on this van. don't you think it is time to say there is a recall. ford sucks and is a money hungry.
09/20/2010100566
 My 2005 freestar just stopped working. no warning. it would start but have no power. did not go into drive or anything. it is going to cost me alot of money. i would say forget on fixing it but i still own money on it. i see so many complaints on this van. don't you think it is time to say there is a recall. ford sucks and is a money hungry.
10/15/20091600001
 On the evening of october 15, i was on my way to meet with several of my children's teachers for parent/teacher conference night. i had just left home and made it a few blocks when i heard this loud grinding type noise. at that moment, i was at a stop sign getting ready to make a right turn. this was unusual considering i had been driving my van all day. i hadn't heard any noises prior to that. i put my vehicle in park and i heard some more grinding type noises. every time i changed gears, i would hear grinding. i put my van back in drive and tried to accelerate but my van would not move. i put it in reverse in an attempt to drive it backwards to get it to the curb and it would not move in reverse. i put my van in park and took my foot off the brake and my van started to roll backwards. i had to quickly reach for the emergency brake to keep it from moving. my van was on a slight hill and with the help of my uncle and husband, we were able to coast it home. when we finally made it to our driveway, it still rolled backward on a flat surface. about 2 months i took my van to a coleman taylor transmission auto repair shop for a diagnostic and they told me that my transmission was fine. *tr