She was able to maintain control while driving and drove the car home and parked it fearing that driving it further would result in losing control and ending up in a potentially fatal motor vehicle crash. He then had it taken to his transmission specialist, where it was determined that the torque converter failed. The transmission and torque converter had to be rebuilt and it also needed a new transmission range sensor. The failure mileage was 82,576 and the current mileage was 86,000. By the time the fire department got there the van had already burned to nothing but a shell.
Van just stopped on a busy 55mph highway two lanes. The transmission just took a vacation. There seems to be another issue at play here. Had the 2004 ford freestar checked and there was water in the transmission. It is not even drivable as I tried to go out to the store today and it made terrible noises and shook like crazy when put into reverse. The vehicle was towed to local mechanic who diagnosed that the transmission failed due to the splines truck converter being stripped.
After Putting The Van In Park I Tried To Then Use The Gas Pedal And Nothing Happened. Her van suddenly stopped moving forward, and instead the engine revved as she was accelerating. Thankfully she was only in the driveway. Had it done it before? While stopped it began to violently shake and the battery light was flashing. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. Failure applied to all forward gears as well as reverse. Complaint Number: 10361676 Incident Date: October 18, 2010 Date Added to File: October 22, 2010 Description of the Complaint: Van suddenly lost transmission power when accelerating.
Owned for approximately 3 months, just over 36,000 miles, two small children in the van traveling at close to 70mph and packed with luggage for a family vacation. Complaint Number: 10328377 Incident Date: March 26, 2010 Date Added to File: May 1, 2010 Description of the Complaint: 2004 ford freestar: vehicle would not go into reverse on march 26 and also had problems going forward. Complaint Number: 10351832 Incident Date: August 19, 2010 Date Added to File: August 25, 2010 Description of the Complaint: While on interstate hwy, transmission gave out. The Contact Notified The Dealer And They Recommended The Vehicle Be Diagnosed To Determine The Cause Of Failure. It only has 75,000 miles on it, with regular service that is required. The diagnostic test located the failure at the transmission. Same as the other complaints.
We were able to coast to the side of the roadway, where the vehicle had no forward or backwards power. Upon researching this issue, I found on www. I bought this used 3 months ago and have already replaced all door contacts, the wiring in the steering column, all wiring in the heating system, the rear power windows, the horn and other small things. The main issue here is that this defect has been known for some time and no corrective action has been taken. They told me if there is no recall they weren't liable for any damages or costs!!! The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who performed a diagnostic test which determined that the torque converter and vacuum had failed. Complaint Number: 10384715 Incident Date: January 13, 2011 Date Added to File: February 28, 2011 Description of the Complaint: The contact owns a 2004 ford freestar.
Now the mechanic told me that the transmission needs to be replace and this will cost more that the van is worth. I have put so much money into the mini van. Does not matter what position the shifter is in, it has problems. My husband pushed on the gas pedal, the engine revved, but the car just wouldn't go. I understand, after doing lots of research, that this is a common problem with this make and model, and I am infuriated that we will have to cover the expense associated with the repairs! The failure mileage was 52,000 and the current mileage was 54,000. Complaint Number: 10342461 Incident Date: August 31, 2007 Date Added to File: July 10, 2010 Description of the Complaint: Complete and sudden loss of power on 2004 ford freestar.
The van then started to act as if it was stuck in a lower gear and would not push through. Once we entered the school line it wouldn't go. Luckily we were able to 'coast' to the side of the road without getting hit by traffic. The failure mileage was 63,640. This information is vital to regulate the application of the torque converter lock-up clutch smoothly and effectively. The vehicle had not been repaired.
Complaint Number: 10381161 Incident Date: February 5, 2011 Date Added to File: February 8, 2011 Description of the Complaint: 2004 ford freestar transmission failed. Please force ford to buy back these vans and refund the expenses of people who had to pay to have it fixed. Complaint Number: 10340874 Incident Date: June 21, 2010 Date Added to File: June 30, 2010 Description of the Complaint: I have a 2004 ford freestar sel minivan. The contact stated that the transmission indicator light illuminated and the vehicle began to lose power. The vehicle picked up speed to approximately 45 mph when and began to lunge forward. Complaint Number: 10402227 Incident Date: May 20, 2011 Date Added to File: May 20, 2011 Description of the Complaint: The contact owns a 2004 ford freestar.
Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. We were driving up the hill when there was a odd sound, then the rpm of the vehicle went over 3000. Had it towed to macke ford in coon rapids, ia again and they thought it was a bad pcm. The failure and current mileage was 93,000. Engine running fine, but no apparent connection to the wheels- as if engine power became unplugged from wheels.
I have no money for another car and would love to get a resolution to this soon. The failure mileage was 52,000 and the current mileage was 54,000. Transmission locked due to bad torque converter. . Why do they continue to replace transmissions several time in these vans when they know the cause of the problem. On wednesday, december 22, 2010 I proceeded to back my van into my garage after running errands for the day and after backing up about a foot, the vehicle ceased movement. Thank god we bought an extended warranty when we bought the vehicle new in october 2004.