2006 Ford Freestar Overview


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Moya's Mom by pilot
 — solid ride, very reliable, only problems with sensors in tires. I'm a Mom and emtrust the care of my chilren's lives to the reliability of this van, we're close to 60,000 k and that's the only problem... Read More
Will Hope They Keep This Line So I Will Be Able To Purchase Another In The Future by Dave
 — The 3.5 L engine with the 6 speed transmission provides the perfect combination of power and fuel economy. The appearance grows on you once you feel the ride and handling and the interior is the most... Read More
Loving The Experience Of My Minivan by magsey
 — I love the handling of my minivan and haven't had any problems, but I would have liked to get better mileage, I get 19.2 miles to the gallon which isn't very good. One thing I love that I didn't think... Read More

2006 Ford Freestar Overview

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2006 Ford Freestar

The 2006 Ford Freestar was praised as the 'safest minivan on the market', but it was hardly a safe bet for the folks at Ford.  Despite some pretty nifty engineering that made the '06 Freestar a safe, stable, quiet, and comfortable ride, the vehicle never quite found its niche.

Part of the problem was the Freestar's ongoing identity crisis: is it a van?  A wagon?  An SUV/van crossover?  Another issue was the declining popularity of minivans in general.  And, of course, in a year when gas prices topped $3 per gallon (however temporarily), buyers were shying away from big vehicles in general.

Actually, the '06 Ford Freestar's fuel efficiency is pretty respectable, with 17 mpg city, 23 mpg highway.  And the Freestar is a solid people-hauler with quite a bit of versatility, in terms of interior configuration.  Somehow, though, buyers stayed away in droves.

One group that did embrace the 2006 Freestar was drivers with disabilities.  The Freestar's low-to-the-ground styling made it easy to enter and exit (as well as to customize with wheelchair ramps and lifts), and the roomy interior was a boon to people needing space for assistive devices.

The 2006 Ford Freestar was available as a cargo van, and in three passenger trims: SE, SEL, and Limited.  The Limited edition offered a lot of luxury touches, like power sliding doors, heated mirrors, leather upholstery, and second-row bucket seats, but even the most basic model offered a cocoon of comfort.


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Ford Freestar Questions


Where Is The Signal/flas Relay On A 2006 Ford Freestar Se Minivan?

am changing lights from standard halogen to led.all lights work fine but the turn signals.they seem to hyperflash and error light is lit on dash.wanting to change standard relay to led relay.have a bo...

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My 2006 Ford Freestar's Passenger Seat Belt Is Locked, How Di Get It Unlock...

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I Have A Loud Clunking Noise Coming From The Back Half Of The Car.

The clunks get faster (and louder) as the car goes faster (it seems related to tire rotation speed rather than to engine RPM). The clunks are one every few seconds at 5-10 mph, and I can also feel th...

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2006 Ford Freestar. Auto Transmission

The Automatic Transmission looses oil. The are not any drips on Transmission pan and none show up on floor of garage.

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Adding Brake Fluid

The brake fluid reservoir is way back under the wiper cowl. Has anyone come up with an easy way to fill the reservoir without removing said cowl?

866 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 years ago)