2004 Ford Freestar Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Ford Freestar

2004 Ford Freestar Problems

On higher mileage vehicles, one or more EGR orifice in the intake manifold may plug with sludge. This can cause the engine to misfire when first accelerating because too much exhaust gas is directed into the cylinders where the orifice is not plugged. Cleaning the clogged passages should correct this concern.

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2004 Ford Freestar Questions

I'm driving down the road and it sputters, the check engine light keeps coming on. When I come to a red light or go to park in a parking spot the van will die before I get done parking, or before the light changes green. don't know if I really want to trust taking it to a mechanic before ...

It cranks up just fine. It won't go forward nor reverse.

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2004 Ford Freestar Recalls

The third row seat can experience rust at the seat anchor mechanism mounted to each rear wheel well. As a result, the seat may not fully latch into its seating position. If the vehicle is hit from the rear, an unlatched seat may increase the risk of injury. Dealers will install new third row seat latch striker mounting brackets to correct this concern.

On certain vehicles, the torque convertor output shaft may fail, resulting in complete loss of power to the drive wheels. This vehicle stalling condition increases the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the torque convertor to correct this concern. The Ford recall number is 11S25.

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.

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2004 Ford Freestar Reviews

This is the WORST minivan I've ever had. It has had 2 transmissions replaced, steering went out,brakes are not the greatest, air conditioning went out twice. And check engine light stays on constantly no matter what I do, and the transaxle light continues to blink non stop. JUNK!

Just over 100k and the engine is shot. Gas mileage was never too good 15 mi average. Brakes have never been that good either. pedal goes most of the way to the floor.

I purchased my van in 2005 at one year old and have taken it in to have the tranny, air conditioning, brake rotors, both electric window motors and various sensors replaced. I have also had to pay for a complete tune up and this is all within the first three years of owning this LEMON. NEVER NEVER again will I buyan obviously poorly constructed vehicle from Ford.

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