Lucky aaa was close by and got the car towed to our home and our family home safe. Driving down highway at 70 mph, when engine revved and we lost all drive. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. I turned the corner at a busy intersection and the transmission went out, no forward or reverse. I suggest the following things first.
Ford motor company doesn't care! Oct 25, 2004 Dt: Bought 2004 ford freestar Van, Everytime Puts Van In Drive It Will Roll Backwards If It Is An On The Slightest Grade And It Is An Automatic. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. I Have Read All Of The Forums On This, ford Or The Nhtsa Doing Anything On This, These Cars Are Suppose To Be Safe And When Things Go Wrong With Them You Atleast Get A Warning Of Some Kind With Lights. Jan 21, 2008 I Have A 2004 ford freestar Whose Transmission Failed Without Warning In The Middle Of The Road While My Husband Was Coming To Pick Me Up From The Hospital Right After I Had A Baby. Complaint Number: 10211111 Incident Date: December 4, 2007 Date Added to File: December 7, 2007 Description of the Complaint: The contact owns a 2003 ford windstar. While Driving 40 Mph, The Transmission Shifts Gears And The Rpm Fluctuates Between 25,000-35,000. Models with 2nd row bucket seats now got their own center console.
Premature, uneven tire wear and alignment problems reported by many owners have been traced to the larger problem regarding the rear axle recall. Come On Now, Enough Is Enough!!!!! Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. I Own A 2004 ford freestar With 61,121 Miles On It And I Purchased An Extended Warranty On It. We Were Experiencing Many Problems Related To The Transmission. The Van Was Driven Earlier Around Town And On The Highway At Highway Speeds With No Problems At All. Since This Happened Over The Holidays, When Garages Are Closed For Many Days, We Also Have To Pay For A Rental Car For 2-3 Days Until Our Van Is Done Next Week. I Know That I Am In A No Win Battle With ford.
Complaint Number: 10461476 Incident Date: June 11, 2012 Date Added to File: June 13, 2012 Description of the Complaint: The contact owns a 2003 ford windstar. I have read about all of the issues other owners are having and find this very dangerous and disturbing. The Contact Was Driving In Reverse At Approximately 5 Mph Into A Parking Space With The Brake Pedal Engaged When The Vehicle Began To Lunge Unexpectedly. The Whole Ride Went Very Smoothly No Problems No Warning Lights Nothing. The Dealer Was Contacted But The Contact Refused Service. The Transmission Needed To Be Replaced. I was not able to find a spot to kind of get out of the way then I would not be here today.
Oct 03, 2008 My Wife Was Driving Our 2004 ford freestar Se Down A Country Road Yesterday. Complaint Number: 10359008 Incident Date: October 1, 2010 Date Added to File: October 4, 2010 Description of the Complaint: The contact owns a 2003 ford windstar. The Vans Transmission Has Been Diagnosed Be The Dealer As The Problem. I Continued To My Home less Than 1 Mile Away Where I Then Checked The Transmission Fluid Level it Was Normal And Looked To See If There Were Any Leaks none. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told that the failure is caused by a failed torque converter. This Is A Family Vehicle! But While Sitting Waiting For Help To Arrive I Sure Thought Of Many Situations That The Outcome Could Have Been Alot Different. We Live In Between Two Hills Of A Very Busy Road.
While driving down a highway with my husband and 5 children in the car, it just revved up without warning and started to slow down. This Is A Family Vehicle That Was Marketed For Its Safety. I couldn't go above 40 and prayed to make it home. Drive and or reverse doesn't work on the van. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. The Replaced Transmission Sounds Very Forceful When Driven. The Vehicle Coasted To A Stop.
Service Advisor Told Me That Transmission Pan Was Full Of Metal Shavings And Torque Converter Had Sheered All The Blades. Was able to let it coast to the side. There was no warning whatsoever this time. Complaint Number: 10096892 Incident Date: October 5, 2004 Date Added to File: October 14, 2004 Description of the Complaint: The consumer stated the vehicle was able to come out park without applying the brake. We Got It Back And Within A Month Had It Back In For Service. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. They Know There Is A Issue With Them.
The Total Bill Thru Firestone Including The Tow, Troubleshooting, Parts And Repairs Was 2,867. After reading all the complaints online there are hundreds I want Ford to do something about this. Vehicle was purchased on 20031001. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Depress the reset button once to advance to each stage of the self-test. My Daughter Posted A Complaint Over A Year Ago.
Complaint Number: 10207315 Incident Date: October 28, 2007 Date Added to File: October 29, 2007 Description of the Complaint: 2003 ford windstar, 50,000 miles, and the transmission needs to be replaced. The vehicle was towed to a local mechanic where the contact was advised that the transmission needed to be replaced. Drove all day june 15 with only above listed problems, got in the van the same night only to find the car would not move. Mechanic said he had to replace torque converter, found fluid in and now replacing radiator. June 20, 2009 I Have A 2004 ford freestar With 85,000 Miles.