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Jan 20, 2012 (12:09 pm)
news gets better , the freestar 2005 has an issue with water leaking onto the seal of the computer , it degrades then the computer is cooked . If you have this issue look for weird codes that come up that make no sense .It was then that i found out that alot of people have had this happen to them . I have contacted ford to see if they will come good for it
#1619 of 1927 Re: computer [grange44]
Jan 20, 2012 (12:58 pm)
I have the same problem with my 2006. Ford stated that the water entry into the pcm is a customer satisfaction issue. They are so wrong for leaving the customers to their own defenses when they are at fault for all of these problems
#1620 of 1927 Re: $2800 to replace at 115,000 miles [paulflovillaga]
Jan 20, 2012 (1:03 pm)
Keep pushing. It took hundreds of complaints to get the first recall. Same problems with our -4. Transmission of course; PCM board water leak problem two years ago; power steering pump blew on long trip home--threw oil all over both front brakes--requiring not only new power steering but brakes, calipers, and everything else that got oil soaked.
#1621 of 1927 Re: 2006 Freestar Torque Converter Compaint [ansass]
Jan 27, 2012 (5:18 am)
to update on our status, my vehicle is now looking like it will be getting reposessed due to I can't afford to pay for all the repairs. My first bill for torque converter $1700. Now that is not the only issue, because of metal shavings from that the transmission is now shot, Another $2800+ in repairs. What is a family supposed to do? Looks like my car will be sitting at the shop until the bank comes to get it because I just cant dish out over $4000 to get the repairs done for faulty ford products. If anyone is interested in trying to take some legal action please let me know. I am definately interested.
#1622 of 1927 Re: Transmission [carranoa]
Jan 27, 2012 (9:47 am)
The new transmission that you put will have the same torque converter the old one had. It's not a fix, it's a cover. It will break too. That is what happened to us. They told us that only the specified products that Ford suggests to be replaced is what it can be replaced with ever if it is a faulty product. So you are not out of the woods with the new transmission. FYI! In otherwords, they can't replace it with a TC that will not break. It has to have the same one from Ford. Which is BS.
#1623 of 1927 Re: Transmission [anabel]
Jan 28, 2012 (9:19 am)
Has anyone heard what, if any, the warranty will be on this repair?
#1624 of 1927 Got rid of my Freestar!!!
Jan 28, 2012 (7:23 pm)
I count myself blessed to have gotten rid of this pile of junk! I got myself an American made Toyota Camry, and I can already tell you it was the best decision of my life getting rid of my dangerous Ford Freestar. I am a single mom, and I have been stranded too many times and with NO HELP FROM FORD! I will never, and I repeat, NEVER, buy another Ford. I have loved Ford all my life, but after how Ford has treated all of us, I cannot stand them. I tell EVERYONE about how poorly Ford has treated us, and if I can keep others from purchasing their garbage, I feel my effort was a success. FORD--YOU SUCK!
#1625 of 1927 Re: 2006 Freestar Torque Converter Compaint [ansass]
Jan 30, 2012 (2:23 pm)
im having a hard time understanding this recall...i have a vehicle that is listed under recall...vin # is the key..so how about no 1 can help...ford cant do nothing until the 2nd qtr...may?june..they sent out advance noties to dealerships..but not to me...i have a rental and how am i to pay for a car payment and a renatl..and its a possibility that i will be reimbursedin may? they dont have the parts to fix the van..and the dealership has 1 transmission tech and he fixes them too....ford sucks big time...phone guy said its like a preview to a movie...i told them they not going to care until someone gets killed..
#1627 of 1927 Re: $2800 to replace at 115,000 miles [motheye]
Feb 05, 2012 (9:49 pm)
How on earth did power steering fluid ruin your brake calipers? That's impossible. Or more likely they didn't need replacing and you got taken by the repair place you went to.