In August 1998, Ford determined the cause of this failure was improper heat treating. Ford recommends the use of a child safety seat having a top tether strap. It received a four-star rating in driver side impact and roll-over resistance. Limited models have color-coordinated two-tone lower body paint. Summary The Ford Freestar is a solid minivan available with the latest in safety equipment and engineering. Fuel Economy is 14-15--my full size van did this well.
The Windstar beat out the Toyota Sienna and the Honda Odyssey for these honors. Power's Vehicle Dependability Study, behind the Dodge Caravan. Do not place objects on top of the instrument panel as these objects may become projectiles in a collision or sudden stop. TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter. At its launch, the Windstar followed a tradition established by the Aerostar, marketed without a Lincoln-Mercury counterpart completely unrelated to the.
We were a little disappointed to not have an aux input to listen to our iPod on long trips, otherwise the stereo is good. A class action lawsuit was filed against Ford Motor Company in May 2010 proceeding Ford's recall. Front-door cupholders can hold 20-ounce beverages. The recall began on March 28, 2013. Your results will be most accurate if your filling method is consistent. Owner for 2 years, 0 months Miles Driven per Year:25,000 Will Hope They Keep This Line So I Will Be Able To Purchase Another In The Future By Dave The 3.
Front headroom is abundant, and elbowroom is adequate. They can slide around and increase the likelihood of injury or death in a collision. Front-seat side airbags became standard on Limiteds. Direct the outer instrument panel vents towards the side windows. In May 2012, 27,000 of the minivans from Virginia were added to the axle recall, bringing the overall total to more than 600,000 vehicles between the U.
This front-wheel drive vehicle's maximum towing capacity is 3,500 pounds. Refer to the diagram inside the remote entry transmitter for the correct orientation of the battery. Unique to the Premier was the option of heated and cooled front seats, a class exclusive at the time. A garage door which cannot detect an object, signaling the door to stop and reverse, does not meet current U. I would recommend Marshall Toyota. See Accessing 3rd row seat 4. By 1989, design work was well underway, with a concept design theme being settled on by December 1989.
It replaced the Ford Windstar and marked Ford's move toward alliteration that is, naming all their vehicles with the letter F. EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter. While retaining much of the roofline of the previous-generation Windstar, in a shift away from New Edge design language, the Freestar adopted styling elements from several Ford vehicles, including the , , and. The Ford Freestar was sold new with a transferable warranty and roadside assistance. In its development, the Freestar saw the addition of heavier-duty drive axles, larger wheel bearings, and the standardization of four-wheel disc brakes.
For more information, contact HomeLink at: www. The low tire warning feature can be turned off by your authorized dealer. Steering is much more responsive than in the old Windstar. The states covered by the recall were Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as Washington D. The safety belt warning light illuminates 1-2 minutes and the warning chime sounds 4-8 seconds. When the third row reappears, it opens up seating for three more and leaves a deep well in back that's perfect for keeping groceries from rolling around.
Ford is offering alternative transportation to owners if their vehicle is unsafe to drive. The fold-flat rear seat is great when you need cargo space, and when it's up, you have a nice, deep, trunk area to keep your groceries from sliding all over. Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Ford service department immediately! The Windstar, developed in Ford's truck division, was designed predominantly by a and design team, who introduced interior touches to appeal to women and mothers, such as a hanging strap on the trunklid and a center console that wrapped toward the driver. Under the Hood A 193-horsepower, 3. In states which used lots of road salt, corrosion progressively weakened the axle until it fractured. Do not touch them after inflation.
Tape direction: Press to enter tape mode. Install the new bulb in reverse order. Along with the Mercury Monterey, the Ford Freestar is a seven-seat minivan. Make sure the gearshift is in P Park. When working near the battery, always shield your face and protect your eyes. The front springs were prone to breaking in specific markets where extreme cold and heavy salt use in winter months occurred.
You can program up to three personal codes; these codes do not replace the factory-set code. Rotate the seat rearward at a 30 to 45 degree angle. The priciest option is the Limited trim. The transmission was updated to the. It's already an upgrade from the Ford Windstar that it replaced: it has an upgraded engine, a stronger transmission, heavier drive axles, and four-wheel disc brakes standard. The more you know and understand about your vehicle, the greater the safety and pleasure you will derive from driving it. Check to make sure the child seat is properly secured before each use.