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#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.
#1628 of 1927 Re: $2800 to replace at 115,000 miles [carchatter1]
Feb 06, 2012 (7:03 am)
It did happen--I saw all the replaced parts soaked in ps fluid. Going 70mph on the highway when the power steering blows spits it out everywhere (mainly on driver side). When I got out of the car the wheels were covered in power steering fluid.
Feb 07, 2012 (8:07 am)
I just got off thephone with Ford to ask how long the torque converter replacement is warranted.
They said there is no information on ANY warranty for this work.
Is that posible?
NHTSA knows nothing about a warranty.
So if a replaced torque converter fails after 40,000 miles are we back to square 1 - which was "you're on your own?"
#1630 of 1927 Re: no warranty?????? [heartlander]
Feb 07, 2012 (8:20 am)
That's a bunch of BS. When i called a couple weeks ago to file a complaint about the tranny on my '06, they told me if i took it to my local Ford dealer and had it fixed. Whether i paid for it or it was a recall that i would have 12,000 mile or 1 year warranty on it. If you have a recall or don't, call you local dealership and ask.
We know a handful of people who have had tranny work done(not necessarily by Ford) and they get warranties. I would keep looking until i found someone with some brains. How could they NOT do a warranty ya know. Keep checking.