Ford Freestar Remote Programming

For the 2004 model year, the Ford Windstar was redesigned inside and out. As part of a controversial company initiative to rebrand its vehicles with nameplates starting with the letter F, the Windstar name was replaced by Ford Freestar. As part of a $600 million redesign, Ford focused on driveline durability, adding larger wheel bearings and heavier-duty drive axles; four-wheel disc brakes were made standard. While the 4-speed transmission was carried over, it was upgraded for improved shifting and reliability.

After selling far under sales projections, Ford discontinued the Freestar after the 2007 model year.

In 2009, the 2005 Freestar scored second place in J.D. Power's Vehicle Dependability Study, behind the Dodge Caravan.