2004 Ford Freestar Consumer Review: Ford KNOWS the transmission SU

2004 Ford Freestar - Consumer Review

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Cargo Cargo Minivan (3.9L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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Ford KNOWS the transmission SUCKS!
By glowmomnmy on


2004 Ford Freestar Cargo Van 4dr Minivan (3.9L 6cyl 4A)


This is a dangerous, nightmarish, horrid and horrible vehicle. Broke down yesterday in the middle of a major highway intersection- slipped out of gear and would not get back in gear. Took 20 minutes and a lot of praying to pull it off the road. It's in the shop AGAIN- just had to replace the tranny less than 2 years ago at less than 60k miles and replaced cam shaft sensor as well just a year ago. There is a class action lawsuit out because of the trannys- but like most of my fellow co-owners, who among us has the $$$ to get the lawyers Ford has at it's beck-and-call. There was no warning- just accelerated through intersection and it stopped- the motor was still on, but no gear! SCARY!!!

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There is nothing I like about this vehicle- I have been stranded twice now and already dumped over $6000 on repairs!

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Ford should take responsibility and fix the transmission for all the people who bought this money pit!!! Google 2005 and 2004 Ford Freestar and see the complaints lodged- save yourself the terror of transmission failure on busy highways. And please never ever ever let your children ride in this deathtrap!!!
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