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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Ford Windstar accessories - interior problems

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1998 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #6

Aug 012000

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Accelerator went down on its own while in reverse, no brakes to stop, resulting in a accident. Steering vibrates, recommend rotating the tires. Interior seats slightly twisted, door locks works sometime, interior lights work sometimes.

- Crown Point, IN, USA

problem #5

Jul 242001

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
This vehicle has had two engines, transmission work and a lot of smaller problems. Right now it is having the drivers seat track and adjusters replaced. Would like to be part of a class action suit. The Windstar may be safe, but it isn't reliable.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #4

Jul 042000

Windstar

  • miles
Seat will not return after 'dump-slide' is used. A lever acutates the seat back to tilt forward and the seat slides forward to let in rear seat passengers on drivers side (no sliding door on drivers side). Seat will not return and slides back and forth when accerating/braking.

- Dearborn Hts, MI, USA

problem #3

May 271999

Windstar

  • miles

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

Driver's seat track broke and caused driver's seat to move upward unexpectedly while driving which almost caused a crash.

- Manville, NJ, USA

problem #2

Oct 051998

(reported on)

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Upon accelerating the seat track releases from the set position, causing the seat to move to the rear. Consumer feels unsatisfied with the transmission.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #1

Jun 031997

Windstar

  • miles
While driving vehicle, driver's seat would shift on tracks; would not lock in. When coming to a stop or taking off from stationery positi0N, seat moves forward. Took back to dealer who replaced the seat tracks, but problem still exists.

- East Swanzey, NH, USA

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