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Sep 04, 2013 (3:26 pm)
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Sep 04, 2013 (5:01 pm)
Anyone else get a message about a new recall concerning the steering gear separating??
#1922 of 1927 2006 Freestar Transmission died
Sep 15, 2013 (2:30 pm)
Just the other day my 2006 Ford Freestar Transmission died had less then 70,000 miles on it. No warning, stopped at a red light went to accelerate and nothing. Just finished paying it off so needless to say i am pissed!! After reading all the reviews i just cant believe there is no recall. I called Ford and they took my complaint but that's about it. Since there is no recall on it said they cant do nothing about it. Called Ford Care center and they want $3,177 for a rebuild. My mechanic gave me an estimate of $1,500. To top it off Ford care center wanted to rip me off. Good luck to everyone and please post any updates if and when Ford decides to do the right thing...
#1923 of 1927 transmission died
Sep 15, 2013 (3:34 pm)
If you have the trans rebuilt, make sure he does the torque converter too since this is what's causing the problem. On you receipt, make sure the converter is listed and priced as a separate item. This is what's needed to get any kind of rebate. Ford dealers offer of a rebuilt trans for 3100.00 is a rip off. I got new complete trans installed with a 3 year part and labor warranty for around 3200. This was not a Ford dealer.
#1924 of 1927 06 Freestar - Transmission problem?
Oct 02, 2013 (6:21 am)
Have an 06 Freestar that would shudder occasionally when it was shifting (usually on the down shift), and other times would hear a whining/whistle type of sound- very intermittent. Does this sound similar to what others have experienced?
I live overseas, so I took it to a garage (maybe Apr-May 12) I heard a good rep with foreign (not Korea) cars. They thought transmission and said it was bearings that needed replaced; let them do the work. Seemed fine until the end of the '12 and started getting that whine again, but very infrequently. Heard it again today - my wife and kids use the van, usually not me - and started looking into the history of Freestar trans problems.
#1925 of 1927 Re: 2006 Freestar Transmission died [knieves]
Nov 04, 2013 (1:26 pm)
I to have the same problem. called 1-866-436-7332 to Ford.
They say they are getting calls about this.
But, nothing is being done at this time.
Have anyone with this problem call the number and speak out.
#1926 of 1927 finally got the recall letter from ford
Nov 19, 2013 (6:52 pm)
Concerning the recalled torque converter, my van is running normally right now. Last week it stalled, zputtered, and galloped home no faster than 45mph with all the idiot lights on. Upon sitting overnight, it ran normal again when i started it but the check engine light stayed on. I've read here some vans no longer run after ford replaces the converter, so i am worried about getting mine done. Should i take it in or not??
#1927 of 1927 Ford Freestar 2005 transmission died at 158,000
Nov 25, 2013 (6:10 pm)
Too bad I didn't research on Edmunds or anything else before buying Ford Freestar! My 2005 Automatic transmission just died at 158,000 miles which seemed too soon till I read worse horror stories! I DID the recall work last year on the torque converter, at a dealership. That was almost a year ago though, with lots of miles in between. I was very lucky that the forward gears died in a parking lot, not on the road. I had it towed to a transmission shop who says the radiator fluid has been leaking into the transmission & ruined it. (because it circulates through there to keep trans. fluid cool). I wonder if this is the Pump issue someone mentioned above. Anyway the transmission repair is going to cost 1200 labor + 2200 parts so 3400! Sounded crazy but I see similar numbers above. But I personally can not afford to buy another car except maybe another high mileage vehicle for $3400 which totally maxes out my finances either way. I see I should at least add to the voices complaining to Ford. This particular mechanic claims that Ford Freestars and Windstars do stay on the road for a long time with rebuilt transmission but of course they WOULD want to say, sure, fix it, it's worth it, wouldn't they; better for business, so who knows. But, I need a car ASAP so I'm going to bite the bullet and fix it rather than dive into another unknown high mileage vehicle.