1st Gen (2005 – 2007) Ford Freestyle Problems

The 1st generation of the Freestyle has a cumulative PainRank™ of 37.73. That can be compared against other Ford generations. Shopping for a Ford? You should probably steer clear of this generation.

Owners of the 2005–2007 Freestyle model years have sent in 410 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the transmission (29%) followed by the engine (25%) and the brakes (13%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

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 Reliability PainRank (?)
2007 95
2006 127
2005 188

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