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Ford Freestar, Mercury Monterey, Van
#878 of 922 Re: 2004 Freestar power door problems [gpaynter]
Nov 21, 2006 (7:45 pm)
Reading your posting was like finding a long lost twin!!! I have a 2004 Mercury Monterey and I am pulling my hair out! In addition to major driver side sliding door issues like you mentioned, the air conditioning has blown three times, the driver side heated seat has never worked for more than a day after they fix it, the controls on the steering wheel for the radio actually do the opposite of whatever you push... the list goes on forever! my husband and I retained a lawyer and are currently proceeding with the "Lemon Law" route. I love the style and convenience of my van, however most of the "perks" - stereo, heated seats, sliding door, etc... have not ever worked! All the shop ever says is: "If we can't duplicate the problem, then we can't fix it."
#880 of 922 Re: 2004 Freestar power door problems [gpaynter]
Jul 02, 2007 (8:09 am)
Don't know if you have solved the problem, but there is a saftey mechanism on these vans. It won't let you use the automatic doors when the van isn't in park. Also, there is sensors to make the doors open back up if they see something in the way. Sometimes it is just that the person sitting there with big feet or to much dirt in the track.
Don't know if this helps, but thought I would share.
#881 of 922 DVD sharred problem
Jul 02, 2007 (8:20 am)
I had unhooked the battery on my 04 van to hook up the trailer wire harness. Since then, my dvd sharred feature won't work. It's when I press 2 and 4 on the radio at the same time so that the kids can listen to the dvd player on the headphones while I listen to radio in front. Any ideas on what the problem is? What should I do?
#883 of 922 Re: Problems with the Rear Door Handle [whit18]
Aug 07, 2007 (6:07 am)
The SAME exact thing happened to me last Saturday night.. Can you tell me how much it cost to repair the door handle and what they did to fix it?
#884 of 922 Re: 2004 Freestar power door problems [gpaynter]
Feb 18, 2008 (4:15 pm)
I have a 2005 Freestar and I'm having the same issues as well as when I'm driving around 45 mph on occassion the van will start jerking. Have you resolved your problems with the doors? I have asked to meet with the Ford Rep for my area tommorow, I have 250 miles left on my warranty.
#885 of 922 Those with Transmission Issues.
Nov 20, 2008 (9:48 am)
I just wanted to weigh in on the tranny issues with the 2004 Mercury Monterey's. I am getting ready to buy one and I saw this forum with all the complaints about Bad Torque Converters. I just wanted to say that everyone who has an issue should report it to the linked website. If enough people complain in the proper way it may be recalled.
Currently there are only 12 complaints which makes me think it's not such a huge deal. If you haven't complained properly then please do so.
#886 of 922 2004 Mercury Monterey Transaxle Problem
Jan 06, 2009 (1:04 pm)
I have read all of the postings on this problem. I just joined the group this past week. Our van's transaxle started slipping while my wife was in traffic. She didn't get hit thank God, but this is a very dangerous problem. I took the van to a Ford dealership, and they called me just a few minutes ago, stating the transaxle needs replaced. Since our van has 38,500 miles on it, it is NOT under warranty, of course. They gave me a price on a rebuilt one from Ford at almost $3000.00. I told them to repair it because we need an auto ASAP. I have reported this to the National Safety group you had stated, and emailed Ford of the problem as you stated. I asked to see a factory rep, and the dealership told me to contact Ford. I have called for several hours, at Customer Service Number. IT IS ALWAYS BUSY. We need to get a law-suit together on this. ALL of us, not just a few. I will report this to my State Attorney General also. I suggest ALL of us do the same. If you know of any other things I can do, please help!