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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,350 miles

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1998 Ford Windstar brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 082002

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,350 miles


On 12/7/01 my ABS light came on and the trac off light started blinking. I took it into the inver grove Ford, mn and the diagnosis was broken wheel sensor and had to replace the ECU. That cost us $1600. Then on 12/8/02, the 2 lights came on again. I called Ford very upset and was told that there is only a 12 month/12,000 miles warranty on the part. After another diagnostic test, it was determined the ECU again went out. Ford offered to pay $500 of the $1147 estimate, but it infuriates me that automobile companies can get away with this type of "highway robbery" and only warranty such an expensive piece for a short period of time. It is now a safety issue, because my anti-lock brakes do not work! what am I to do?

- Port St. Lucie, FL, USA

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