Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Sorry For The Rant But I Am Frustrated! The engine is noisy and interior fit and finish are not up to that of the better models. June 21, 2011 The Contact Owns A 2007 ford freestar. Looking In The Rear View Mirror, There Was Smoke Coming From My Vehicle. Dangerous Situation, As It Is Incredibly Difficult To Control The Vehicle Without Power Steering Or Braking. The third row stowable seat can experience corrosion and structural degradation at the seat anchor mechanism mounted to the rear wheel wells. The Car Fire Was Put Out And Towed To A ford Dealer.
The Manufacturer Was Notified Of The Failure, But Denied Any Assistance With Repairs To The Vehicle. Temperature Was About 85 Degrees. The car has battery charged and I tried to start it connecting battery wires to my other car. Today, after a rainy night. It Takes Longer To Dry And To Recover.
He connected everything and the car runned. I Am Hoping That ford Will Recognize That The 2006 Models Should Be Included On This Recall. At first, a couple of years ago, normally during wet mornings, I turned the key to start the engine and it spun for a couple of Rpms and then got stuck. I Realized Water Was Getting Into The Engine Somehow. The Vehicle Restarted And Resumed As Normal.
The Dealer Was Contacted But The Contact Refused Service. Driving Down Road City Street 25 Mph Speed Limit On Way Home. Water Was Found To Be Leaking Into The Powertrain Control Module. Dealer Said Recall Not Applied To This Year But Same Problems As Previous Years. Notes: Ford's recall campaign number is 11s25. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford has said it is cooperating with the investigation.
The Engine Light Came On After I Noticed The Smoke, Then My Thermostat Went All The Way From C To Hot In A Split Second. As Approached Intersection The Vehicle Suddenly Shut Itself Off. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Complete Loss Of Power, Power Steering, And Power Breaking. Found Info Online Regarding Water Leaking Into The Pcm Which Can Create Misfires, Shift Late, Engine Can Run Rough. Having Researched Thoroughly Online For This Problem, Clearly, Mine Is Not An Isolated Incident, As There Are Numerous Other 2006 ford freestar Owners Who Have Experienced The Same Torque Convertor Failure Between 120k And 150k Miles, Complaints Stated In Many ford Forums And Other Internet Venues. Apparently It Stalls In The Rain Due To The Sealing From ford? Why And How Is This Possible? He proceeded to show me and it spun.
The Contact Notified The Dealer And They Recommended The Vehicle Be Diagnosed To Determine The Cause Of Failure. I See That There Was A Recall On The 04 And 05 Models But Not The 2006. Consequence: Failure of this connection could lead to fuel spillage and, in the presence of an ignition source, a fire could occur. Feb 23, 2013 After Heavy Rain The Van Began To Misfire And Shake. When Put In Drive It Stalls Out. Aug 09, 2010 I Bought The Vehicle In Jan. This Could Have Been A Bad Situation Had They Been On A Freeway.
The Contact Also Mentioned That When The Accelerator Pedal Was Depressed, The Vehicle Would Not Accelerate And Would Stall. What Has To Happen To Get Them To Fix This Problem On There Vehicles. May 30, 2008 I Have A 2007 ford freestar Van. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Now In 2012, A Year Later, My Transmission That I Purchased Last Year Is Doing The Same Thing, Getting Stuck In Gears, When I Accelerate, My freestar Jumps.
The Contact Stated That While Driving At Various Speeds, The Vehicle Stalled Unexpectedly As The Check Engine Warning Light Illuminated. The Engine Just Revved Like I Was In Neutral. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. July 02, 2013 The Contact Owns A 2006 ford freestar. Nov 01, 2012 When I Was Driving A Hill Down, Suddenly The Engine And All Electronic Equipment Stopped, Warning Lamp Engine And Battery Flashes, Steering Wheel And Brakes Did Not Work Correctly. As a result of the corrosion, the third row seat may not fully latch into its seating position.