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Ford Freestar Recalls

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Recall Date Problem Area Recall Text
11/10/03 On certain minivans, the power steering low-pressure line may not be fully seated at the rack and pinion steering gear.

If this line becomes disconnected, it may create the potential for fluid to come into contact with the exhaust system, which could result in smoke or fire.

Dealers will inspect the power steering low-pressure line to ensure that it is seated properly at the rack and pinion steering gear. owner notification began november 10, 2003. owners should contact ford at 1-800-392-3673.

Ford recall no. 03s09.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
03/28/13 Other Ford is recalling certain model year 2004-2007 freestar and mercury monterey vehicles manufactured from march 24, 2003, through november 7, 2006, equipped with a third row seat and originally sold in, or currently registered in, connecticut, delaware, illinois, indiana, iowa, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, west virginia, wisconsin and the district of columbia. the third row stowable seat can experience corrosion and structural degradation at the seat anchor mechanism mounted to the rear wheel wells. as a result of the corrosion, the third row seat may not fully latch into its seating position.

In the event that the vehicle is crashed into from the rear, an unlatched seat may increase the risk of personal injury.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will install new third row seat latch striker mounting brackets, free of charge. the recall began on march 28, 2013. owners may contact ford motor company customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332.

Ford's recall campaign number is 13s01.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
03/15/06 Other On certain vans equipped with the power liftgate option, the power liftgate motor automatically disengages after the liftgate is powered open.

In the event of a liftgate strut malfunction, the liftgate can fall freely with no prior warning. anyone standing beneath the liftgate may be injured if the liftgate falls.

Dealers will reprogram the power liftgate module to reduce the likelihood that the liftgate could fall free of charge. the recall began on march 15, 2006. owners may contact ford at 1-800-392-3673.

Ford recall no. 06s42.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
09/20/04 Other Certain minivans may have been produced with front wheel hub assemblies that were not heat treated correctly. this condition may lead to the development of small cracks in the hub.

If the cracks were to progress, this could eventually result in wheel separation. wheel separation may lead to loss of vehicle control, and potentially result in a vehicle crash.

Dealers will replace the front hub, rotors, and wheel bearings. the recall began september 20, 2004. owners should contact ford at 1-800-392-3673.

Ford recall no. 04s24.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

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Ford Freestar Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.

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