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#1598 of 1889 Re: Start calling Ford [ftfclub]
Jan 12, 2012 (8:46 am)
I found the recall last night and was very disappointed. 2-3 months ago i was with my 3 kids and doing about 60 when my 2006 Ford Freestar just died. showed not ONE sign anything was wrong. No lights came on, nothing smelled burnt. It finally restarted and i very nervously continued on my way. Never happened again. Right after Christmas, went to get in the van to go to the store and it will not go into reverse or drive. Just sits there and idles.
My boyfriend had a buddy come down and hook it up to a smaller version of what the garages have to look for a diagnostic code. This gave us no codes and said nothing was wrong. But again, it wasn't the big expensive one garages have. Which is our next step.
Was going to go back to work and now can't. Odd part is, the day it sh*t the bed was the same dad my boyfriend came home with a car so i could have the van back. Go figure. Off to make calls.
#1599 of 1889 Reimbursement post-sale
Jan 12, 2012 (1:26 pm)
Anybody find out anything about reimbursement after the fact? 04 Freestar; blown tranny replaced in '09; traded van '10. Just called Ford and they instructed me to take my receipts to the dealer to inquire about reimbursement. Is there a cut-off date? Also, I punched-in my VIN here and, so far, all I get is a message "2004 Ford Freestar - Currently, there are no listed recalls for your vehicle."
#1600 of 1889 Re: 2006 Freestar [ftfclub]
Jan 12, 2012 (2:04 pm)
Same thing here! I called Ford as well! Our 2006 freestar BELONGS in that recall. We have owned it for 17 weeks. It has been in the shop 4 times totaling 12 weeks of us being stuck in a rental! I called the law firm who handled the 04-05 lawsuit and asked them if anything can be done about the later models. She didn't sound surprised and gave me the number to a law firm in Alabama. I am waiting for a call back tomorrow. Maybe they have started another class action lawsuit? I will find out tomorrow. All I know is that I will NOT let this go. Ford needs to take responsibility for ALL models with this hazardous defect. Not just the ones that have had major accidents
#1601 of 1889 Re: 2006 Freestar [lyssfrgr]
Jan 13, 2012 (6:35 am)
Please post additional information about the possible lawsuit....we would like to join in to..........not letting this go either
#1602 of 1889 Re: FORD FREESTAR RECALL! [bobmerlin]
Jan 13, 2012 (8:40 am)
It was about f....... time !!!
I already replaced the trans last year (2010). I'm waiting for the recall letter and I really hope that they will pick-up the bill ! Piece of junk !
#1603 of 1889 Re: 2006 Freestar [lyssfrgr]
Jan 13, 2012 (10:35 am)
Please let us all know about the '06's. It's BS. My dad said even though we have an '06 it STILL could have an '05 motor in it and should be on the recall also.
Please post any phone numbers and info you have. I really appreciate it.
#1604 of 1889 Ford Freestar Transmission Problems
Jan 14, 2012 (10:02 am)
I just noticed on Friday night that my cruise control switch is just flashing and not staying on, in September my odometer went out my mileage when it last worked was at 145,000. And then just the other day I seen the Recall on yahoo, and then I called my local ford dealership. And they told me that I have to wait until I receive a notice in the mail. And to top it off they had the incorrect address, which I fixed of course. I just hope this Recall Problem is fixed in the next few months.
Jan 16, 2012 (9:37 am)
I just called the dealership where I was told to take my receipts for reimbursement. The manager told me they still have no idea how everything is going to work and I needed to call corporate again. I called again, and they are now telling me we can't get reimbursed until we are notified of the recall AND that Ford may want to replace the torque converter even if we've already had the trans replaced. I specifically asked if they would reimburse us for the whole transmission being replaced, being that it was a result of the torque converter, and I was told, "that shouldn't be a problem." I also asked what to do if the trans fails again & was told to take it to the dealership and they will handle it. We'll see.
#1606 of 1889 transmission vs. torque converter
Jan 16, 2012 (9:53 am)
Sounds like we are in the same boat. Same exact failure as everyone else--but the dealership simply said "needs a new transmission'. "Torque converter" was never mentioned. I'm expecting someone to say my transmission failure was not related to this torque converter issue--and I'm not sure how to respond yet. My invoice for the transmission simply states "rebuild transmission, $2800" (including a $300 charge just to check the main board for water!). Any suggestions are welcome.
#1607 of 1889 Vehicle Recalls/Laws
Jan 16, 2012 (3:49 pm)
Check out this web page.
Reimbursements on Repairs
If your car is recalled after you’ve already paid for repairs you may be entitled to a reimbursement. Manufacturers must reimburse owners for repairs caused by the defect if the repairs were made within the year prior to the recall. Once the recall is made, and the manufacturers have sent out their last recall notices, you have 10 days to notify the manufacturer of your repairs. You will however need documentation of the repair – so be sure to keep your receipts!