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Ford Freestar Problems and Repair Histories

Don't infer Ford Freestar problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Ford Freestar repairs by problem area

9% of the Ford Freestar repairs were to the engine, 14% to the transmission, 23% to the brakes, 18% to the suspension, 23% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, and 14% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 22 repairs.

Ford Freestar repair cost distribution

Of the Ford Freestar repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 57% cost between $100 and $499, 7% between $500 and $999, and 36% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 14 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2004 Ford Freestar 4dr Minivan, ext.

201-horsepower 4.2L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Freestar in Oklahoma, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2011 65000    
68000 0 "Trac off" light would come on and stay on. I could reset it but later it would come on again for no apparent reason. Service manager explained to me how to clean and adjust the wheel speed sensors. Will post it on the Forum if it works. 
69000 0 "Trac Off" light still coming on. Found tread separation on right front tire so replaced all four tires. Light went off and stayed off for three days before coming on again. Ended up only needing another reset--tire was the problem. 
70000  
Ford Freestar in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 56000    
62300 1200 Inoperative Cruise Control, Traction Control, ABS, and TPMS. Replaced Traction Control Computer. 
78000  
Ford Freestar in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
1050  Power Steering Pump and Steering Rack had to be replaced at a cost of $1050Can. 
1000 Had to replace Air Conditioning compressor. Many things now going wrong in this vehicle, fog light housing has an electrical short, rear back sensors do not work. Sound system control buttons are worn, can no longer read them.Not repairing 
172360 112 Power Steering leak. 
172760 135 Transmission flush performed in attempt to solve shifting problem. Seem to to fix problem, three weeks later same problem returning, van not shifting properly. Probably needs transmission, if so vehicle will be junked  
173600 0 Transmission now sticking, Van sold for parts and scrap, will never buy another Ford, way too many problems with this vehicle. Not starting when sold. Coolant leaking when sold. AC not operating when sold. 
Ford Freestar in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 61000    
62000 500 loud noise from under hood when air conditioner running, suggested repair: replace compressor unit $800 to $1200. rattling noise from rear axle. Replaced disk brake caliper pins. 
 
Ford Freestar in Missouri, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 148000    
150000 0 Torque converter lock up cycling 
152000 450 Torque converter failed 
 

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