2004 Ford Freestar Consumer Review: Multiple Problems

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Multiple Problems
By minivanmom on


2004 Ford Freestar Limited 4dr Minivan (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


Bought the 04 freestar used in Oct 09 with 54k miles. Within 3 weeks of having it, the traction control light went on -- it goes on and off at will, mostly it is on all the time. This last summer, the AC went out. Had to get a new AC compressor for $600 dollars ... it was changed and the AC only worked in the front of the van, just blew hot air in the back. Mechanic tried to find the problem and changed the orifice tube, which was full of debris ... still no ac in the back. He said that there is likely debris throughout the entire system and would need an entire overhaul to repair the ac in the back. This weekend the transmission failed and it will cost $2500 to repair. DO NOT BUY ONE

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Also have electrical issues with rear view mirrors, the left one works to control, the right one won't turn with the controls. One of the passenger door locks won't unlock with the lock/unlock button. The back hitch/latch piece is a piece of garbage and almost falls off the car when you open it.
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By lesliewitt
on 03/04/11 14:53 PM (PST)

Hey go to https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/ and file a complaint with the national highway traffic safety administration, They have a ongoing investgation with ford and there transmissions in the freestars..Help us all out!!! Thay have already contacted me and questioned me. Thank you!!

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