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3.1

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Ford Windstar accessories - interior problems

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1998 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 192009

Windstar

  • 180,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The brake fluid continues to leak, today I was driving and had no brake fluid, I have noticed some smoking under my van after the van is turned off. I had to remove a fuse due to lights not turning off also, the child built in restraints plastic is broken, (related vehicle information: Model year=1998, make=Ford, model=Windstar).

- Haysville, KS, USA

problem #3

Oct 212000

(reported on)

Windstar

  • miles
Locking clip harness of integrated child safety seat broke. Nlm

- Escondido, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 192000

(reported on)

Windstar

  • miles
I had difficulty finding an infant car seat that I could anchor properly in my car. I tried just about every major manufacturer's infant seat, and they all failed to restrain the seat properly aginst a front end crash. Finally, I found a seat made by britax called "handle with care". this seat had a teather strap that enabled me to properly secure the seat to withstand a front end collision. I recommend that you consider requiring all manufacturers of infant (rear facing) seats to also provide teather straps. The britax seat cost $140. Most consumers won't be able to afford such a seat. If you have any questions, please call or email me and I will be glad to provide the details. Thanks, randy haufe.

- Fort Lee, VA, USA

problem #1

Jun 111998

(reported on)

Windstar

  • miles
Ford advertised that integrated child seat belts accomodate children to 60 pounds. However, consumer's child weighing 43 pounds cannot fit into seat belt.

- Mississauga, Ontario, CD, USA

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