Ford Freestar Model Overview

Ford Freestar Questions

Freestar Front Fan Quit Blowing

Today I was driving my 2007 Ford Freestar. The AC was blowing and cooling just fine. I went in a store for less than 5 minutes, came out and restarted the car. The front fans would not blow, but the r...

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I Have A 2005 Ford Freestar And The Engine Skips/stutters When I Get Up Bet...

2007 Ford Freestar Antenna Location

Lost signal and reception to the am/fm stereo. The antenna is still plugged in the back. Where is the antenna located to see if the problem lies there. Or could it be a fuse

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

Hesitation When I Accelerate

my 2007 ford freestar limited is starting to hesitate when i accelerate, today i barely touched it at 60km and i think it backfired.

Ford Freestar Overview

The Ford Freestar was launched in 2004 as a successor to Ford's Windstar minivan. The Freestar had a few strikes against it out of the gate: the market for family transportation had been dominated by SUVs for some time, and the minivan was seen as clunky and old-fashioned; rising gas prices made the Freestar's lack of fuel efficiency a real negative with potential buyers; and the Freestar just wasn't that interesting-looking a vehicle.

Where the Freestar could potentially have made more of a splash, though, was in its innovative safety features. In response to concerns about rollover and crash safety, Ford re-engineered the old Windstar model and incorporated state-of-the-art safety features. Four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with a proprietary anti-skid system were standard on all trims, for instance; side guard airbeams helped the Freestar earn top scores on government and private crash tests; and an optional side-curtain airbag system provided superior protection to drivers and passengers throughout.

Here's the question about the Freestar: is it a minivan? A wagon? Some kind of SUV/minivan blend? Ford really didn't quite know how to market this vehicle, which may be one of the reasons the Ford Freestar never caught on with the American buying public.

Rumor has it that 2007 will be the last model year for the Ford Freestar; its sister vehicle, the Mercury Monterey, has already been discontinued. Automotive writers predict that the Freestar will be replaced by one of the 'people mover' models (based on a Volvo platform) that have been in the works at Ford for a while.

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