Last post on Nov 25, 2013 at 6:10 PM
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#1890 of 1927 Joining the club... Damn!
May 22, 2013 (12:11 pm)
Well, I have been watching these posts for last few years thinking I would try to do something to prevent any problems. Keep tranny fluid fresh, tuneup, seal and cover the PCM to prevent water infiltration. Didnt work...On my way from Ontario to US and while in the US my 2005 freestar had the loss of power. What I can add to all the posts is that the cruise has a relationship here in some fashion. My cruise was on and acted funny before the failure. Also, I HAD the torque converter replaced few months ago - did I curse myself? Note - when I had my torque converter replaced instantly I had my cruise back and I dont know if that is a coincidence or not.
I have complained to NHTSA and Ford USA and Canada looking for some customer service. Any other suggestions?
#1891 of 1927 Re: Joining the club... Damn! [tster1]
May 22, 2013 (12:13 pm)
Oh...and YES I HAD TO REPLACE MY TRANNY IF ANYONE IS WONDERING. Does anyone have anything to say about whether the replacement will last or am I in for the same thing?
#1894 of 1927 Re: why can this just keep going on!!!!! [enough1]
May 30, 2013 (1:28 pm)
Real mess.... but as far as for class suits....they did those when I first got on Edmunds, 3 yrs later I received my check from Ford dealer here in Ohio. I was reimbursed for my tranny. Still like skips times. Engine lights been on for a year now. Brakes seem constantly repaired. What I thought should've been done was, IF you had tranny repaired, then you should've been reimbursed, AND since they have a NEW part for tranny, they should've redone tranny again!!!! I will NEVER own a FORD EVER again!!!!!!!
#1895 of 1927 Re: why can this just keep going on!!!!! [shocked1]
May 30, 2013 (3:49 pm)
i'v posted on this site about my 06 freestar transmission. thank you to I shocked 1 to emailing me. I also will never buy another ford. I will not give up being reimbursed. I will post on this site as to progress. judysmith43
#1896 of 1927 Re: why can this just keep going on!!!!! [judysmith43]
Jun 10, 2013 (5:06 am)
The same thing happened to me this morning on the way to work in the rain in my 2006 Ford Freestar (116,000 miles). The car lost power suddenly and would not go forward in any of the drive gears, and no reverse. I managed to pull over to the side of a narrow dirt road...a messy, scary inconvenience!
The check engine light was on this morning but that has happened before and when the dealer checked he couldn't pull any codes. After reading that some have had issues even after a repair it leaves me wondering if a fix is worth it!
#1897 of 1927 Re: why can this just keep going on!!!!! [apple15]
Jun 12, 2013 (9:46 am)
I have a question in 2010 my 2004 ford freestar was doing the same thing as everyone is mentioning here. we took it to have it looked at and paid lots of money to have things fixed that wasnt even the problem, finally they replaced the transmission, which took care of the problem for awhile. Now it is happening again. Can i still take it in and have the torque converter replaces as per the recall and will ford reimburse me for the transmission i already paid for. does anyone know?
#1898 of 1927 Re: why can this just keep going on!!!!! [sherih34]
Jun 14, 2013 (11:35 am)
beware when you take your auto in for this recall because my van was running perfect when i took it in to get the recall and after they put the new torque converter in the van never ran right again. then one day it stopped moving and i had to take it back to the shop. and ford said it was the tranmission pump this time. well when they pulled out the tranmission they should have given me the option to replace the pump it cost me 1700.00 to learn this. im sure this has happened to lots of recalls. they refuse to take any responsibly of the money i had to spend . if i ever get another recall on a auto again i will be sure and read up on it to see what all the reviews are about. no more fords for me.
#1899 of 1927 Re: why can this just keep going on!!!!! [carolyn1952]
Jun 14, 2013 (11:46 am)
Yup...thats when mine failed. AFTER i got the torque converter replaced. AFTER...When mine failed same thing, they told me pump likely failed. The recall should be on the pump.