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#1403 of 1927 Ford Freestar 2005 Transmission
Feb 27, 2011 (10:59 am)
I have had the same problem in June 2010 driving through traffic and two lights no warning at all I got it over on the side of the road and had to wait for a wrecker then after talking to a Ford mechanic he said it was the transmission we took it to a transmission shop that has good feedback and he said he gets at least one a week sometimes two we spent over 1600.00 to get it repair and then yesterday Feb 26 2011 going to another town to see my brother in the hospital I heard a noise and felt a surge pulled into a parking lot and called my husband when he checked it he heard the noise and pulled the car in gear nothing it had went out again so we had it towed back to the transmission shop.We will not know anything til later this week but it is in the transmission. I have contacted NHTSA in June and did not hear anything from them until Sept they requested all the information on what was done to the van at the tranmission shop I again contacted them this morning after reading all of the complaints since the 8 months in which I filed I questioned them is it going to take a family member or whole family to get killed before something is done there are too many complaints not for something to happen. I also want you all to know I have contacted FOX NEWS someone needs to get the message out about this and make Ford replace it,when you can go online and punch in FORD FREESTAR and see all these post about the transmission and nothing is being done FOX reaches alot of people. I don't feel someone should die before this is taken care of. I have three kids and we still owe on our van it is crazy that so many people have posted but they have not made Ford recall this. People please file with NHTSA and contact FOX NEWS like I did and maybe something will happen sometimes you just got to get their attention.
#1404 of 1927 Re: Re-Failure [04mercmonterey]
Feb 27, 2011 (1:12 pm)
We had our fixed at our local transmission dealer and then again yesterday when it broke down we had it hauled there again but we was told by them that they had the new updated parts when they rebuilt our trans but then it went out yesterday and it was replaced in July 2010 and we will not know anything until later this next week what went out
#1405 of 1927 Report the problem!
Mar 01, 2011 (2:23 pm)
Report the problem to NHTSA. http://www.safercar.gov/Vehicle+Owners/
Here is my report:
Transmission went out on 10/30/2009 with only 69613 miles. Had it repaired at a local shop for $1593.75. They gave a one year or 12000 mile warranty. I think they said it looked like it had something to do with the torque converter. On 2/15/2011, less then 18 mounts after repairs, with 88109 miles on the van, 18495 miles on the rebuilt transmission, it went out again. I was lucky, both times it quit when my wife was backing out of the drive way so no one was hurt. I have not had it repaired as yet. I am still trying to decide if it is worth having it repaired a second time if it is not going to be dependable.
If you can't get this to work, it would not go thou for me, call;
#1406 of 1927 Re: Report the problem! [jeepermeo2]
Mar 04, 2011 (4:36 pm)
I got my van back today and they said it was the torque converter it came apart inside the first time the pump went out then the torque converter went out thankfully they gave us the 12000 or 1 year warranty so we was not out a dime Thank the Lord! I am dealing with a Stephen with NHTSA as soon as I wrote him today with the update on the van he emailed me back thanking me I have been dealing with the same guy since September so maybe something will get done this is just crazy,as I was waiting for my keys to my van the office manager said they had just got a call yesterday from another Freestar owner going 70 miles on the freeway and nothing just went this is just too common for Ford not to do anything I emailed Ford today also.
#1407 of 1927 Freestar transmission problem
Mar 06, 2011 (6:24 am)
Hi Everyone..My wife was driving our freestar (it had only 67K miles) and the car died on her and she had to coast the car until it stopped...Luckily she wasnt on a highway but it could have still been dangerous....Make a complaint with NHTSA, I did and they got back to me and I sent them all the info from the mechanic.....Since many people had this problem it must be a design, production flaw....Hopefully nobody got or will get hurt from the defect....Take Care ...
#1408 of 1927 2005 Ford Freestar Vss trans signal
Mar 06, 2011 (6:27 pm)
I too have experienced transmission problems. Fortunately, it was the vss signal within the transmission (590.00), and not 3500.00. But, I expect complete failure any day. I approached my dealer with this transmission issue. Of course he pleaded ignorance! Then into his song, and dance about all vehicles having problems. This issue with the Freestar, has been ongoing since (2004), seven years. A recall of this magnitude, will definately not be issued by Ford.All we can do is continue to post with NHTSA, and provide facts, that this issue is prevalent.Ford, and the NHTSA have been warned, and facts documented of this obvious safety issue. Un fortunately, someone will have to lose a family member, before action will be taken. However via our endeavors someone will at least be more than adequately compensated, as this problem is well documented. The NHTSA, has been investigating this issue for seven years! The NHTSA, along with Ford will certainly have questions to be answered oneday.
#1409 of 1927 transmission problem
Mar 08, 2011 (12:07 pm)
I need to know who to contact about transmission problems with my 2004 Ford Freestar, my transmission went out suddenly yesterday and I was stranded on the side of the road for a hour, thankfully my 2 kids were not with me at the time but they very well could have been. I don't have the money for a new transmission or even an used one and I don't want to have to buy a new car my van is paid for. Please someone respond with helpful information!!
Mar 08, 2011 (2:22 pm)
After dealing with this issue for two years, I have come to the conclusion that public safety in the eyes of the government does not mean anything. Corporations rule this country so the people do not matter.
#1411 of 1927 what do I do now?
Mar 09, 2011 (2:50 pm)
So I have know about this problem with these vans for a few months now and I thought oh maybe Ill be lucky and I wont have any problems or maybe I can trade it in before something happens, BUT it has been raining a couple days and today when driving it started shifting erratically out of no where and it seems like its when im going just about 40 and above, or whenever there is even the slightest of hills. I know whats happening I just know its going to happen, I just checked my fluid and it had some specks of metal in it on the dipstick. Now what am I supposed to do. This is absolutely disgusting, I will NEVER EVER buy another ford in my life and I will make sure I tell everyone I know to tell everyone they know about this problem and the way ford is handling it. To put this into perspective, everyone was jumping all over toyota for the problems those cars were having and the government fined them a record amount for not acting fast enough on the issue, I think that people need to come down on Ford just as hard because they are well aware of this issue. ..... .... I will not be silent about this, I will gather the facts and represent them to anyone who will listen and I think everyone here who has this problem should as well.
Mar 09, 2011 (3:27 pm)
My darn van is in the shop for some routine maintainence. THe mechanic asks when I last had the tranny fluid changed. I am now at 116,000 miles. Had a complete tranny replacement at 88,000 miles. He said the fluid looked like it had never been changed. Dear Ford Motors, help out your customers and do the right thing and have a recall. Something is wrong with the trannies in these vans. Rant finished!