Two of the most common problems with the Ford Freestyle transmissions are complete transmission failure and the loss of power that causes surging and lurching of the car. Transmission failure of the 2005 Ford Freestyle happens on average at 89,757 miles, costing an average $4500 to fix, as of 2015.
Transmission failure of the 2006 Ford Freestyle happens on average at 93,793 miles and costs an average of $5309 to fix, as of 2015. The 2005 Ford Freestyle has more reported problems than the 2006 or 2007 of the same model. The most commonly reported problem with the 2005 Ford Freestyle is due to the rear brakes wearing out before the appointed time.