1st Generation (2005—2007) Freestyle Problems

This generations ranks 92nd out of 102 Ford generations in reliability and should be avoided if possible. Owners have the most complaints about the transmission (29%), engine (24%), and the brakes (13%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Transmission Failure 69 complaints at an average of 109,655 miles in the 2005 Ford Freestyle.
  2. Surging Lurching Losing Power 20 complaints at an average of 105,296 miles in the 2006 Ford Freestyle.
  3. Lurching & Surging 32 complaints at an average of 73,177 miles in the 2005 Ford Freestyle.

What Freestyle Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Ford model years.

Watch out for the 2005 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2007 96 0 8 31.58
2006 129 1 22 39.13
2005 191 2 44 42.94

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