Last post on Nov 25, 2013 at 6:10 PM
You are in the Ford Freestar
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Ford Freestar, Mercury Monterey, Transmission, Van
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#1270 of 1927 Taking Ford Canada to court...........
Jul 06, 2010 (7:00 pm)
For those interested, I'm complaint # 10283719 at NHTSA. I would encourage anyone driving a Ford Freestar 2005 with a transmission problem to file a complaint with NHTSA. My 2005 Freestar's trany died at 133,000 km ((82,460 miles) without warning in my driveway. I was lucky as many of the complaints I've read (either on the NHSTA website or at www.aboutautomobiles.com/Complaint/2005/Ford/Freestar/Automatic+Transmission) recount stories of people suddenly without power on busy highways or expressways.
Now I'm taking Ford Canada to Small Claims Court here in Montreal, Canada; my court date is July 14, 2010. I'm looking for a current or ex-Ford mechanic who'd be willing to testify on my behalf. I found a current Ford mechanic at Justanswer.com, however he won't testify for fear of losing his job. And when I asked the dealership where I bought the car for the name and telephone number of its ex-Service manager, I got nowhere.
I'd also like to hear from people who have taken Ford court in the USA or Canada. Their experiences may be very helpful in case.
I can be reached at lmklesliemkatonacga.com.
#1271 of 1927 Re: Re-Failure [04mercmonterey]
Jul 06, 2010 (7:08 pm)
This was is the first. My van had only 57,689 miles on it. I hope this is the last problem I have with it.
#1272 of 1927 Re: Re-Failure [bbb_bbb]
Jul 08, 2010 (11:54 am)
Already filed my NHTSA complaint for the Freestar with 71,000 miles. I am looking for advice on how to narrow the problem between Torque Converter and Tranny. Took it to the Ford dealer and he says tranny (without disassembly) and $4500. I don't know whether he measured pump pressure or what but I don't trust them because they let their mechanics up sell the customer. The car generates no codes at all but like every one else just dropped power to the wheels and hasn't moved on its own since.
#1273 of 1927 Re: Re-Failure [04mercmonterey]
Jul 08, 2010 (4:39 pm)
We experienced the same problem in Feb 2010, the car would not go forward. We had it towed to the Ford dealer and they installed a new converter. Because the car was beyond warrenty it cost $1500. Now it has happened again yesterday, it is back at the Ford dealer and waiting to hear what the problem is this time.
#1274 of 1927 Re: Freestar problems [757tech]
Jul 09, 2010 (3:55 pm)
I had my Freestar towed to the Ford Dealer on Wednesday because it wouldn't go in reverse. I just found out that the PMC needs to be replaced for $925. I had the torque converter replaced in February for $1500, when the car wouldn't go forward. I'm told that once the PMC is replaced that there is an 85% chance that my reverse problem will be solved. I only have 68,000 miles on the car!!
#1275 of 1927 Re: 2005 Ford Freestar Transmission problems [annamaria]
Jul 12, 2010 (10:39 am)
How did you solve your problem?The same thing happend to me yesterday but i took the car to a local shop and now i'm waiting on a diagnostic!
#1276 of 1927 Any attorneys out here
Jul 12, 2010 (3:42 pm)
I just learned from the Center for Autosafety that there's been another class action suit filed in the District Court of Maryland.
How many class action lawsuits can be filed at one time?
There is something wrong with this whole thing. Where is our justice system?
#1277 of 1927 Re: 2005 Ford Freestar Transmission problems [gabe9]
Jul 12, 2010 (7:06 pm)
My transmission ended up costing me 1966.27. Once they got into it other parts were worn so I ended up having the transmission rebuilt. Mine wouldn't go into any gear. I hope you don't end up with the same problem. I parked mine in the driveway on a Monday night and got in it Tuesday morning and it would move.
#1278 of 1927 Re: 2005 Ford Freestar Transmission problems [bbb_bbb]
Jul 13, 2010 (9:19 am)
what about the torque convertor?did they have to change that also?
#1279 of 1927 Re: 2005 Freestar [ecarroll]
Jul 13, 2010 (9:33 am)
hi there,how did you fix this problem?My Freestar just did the same thing,i have no idea wich route to take with it.