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10.0

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

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1998 Ford Windstar brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #8

Jan 272001

Windstar

  • miles

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

This vehicle has had numerous braking problems/axles/sway bars/calipers/electrical problems

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #7

Oct 282001

Windstar

  • miles
While traveling approximately 5 mph brakes failed. Consumer was able to stop vehicle without incident. Component that failed was brake caliper. This vehicle was not affected by recall 98I003000. Please provide any additional information / attachments.

- Oswego, NY, USA

problem #6

Dec 312000

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
ABS brake lights were on for a year. Dealer could not find problem. In December, while brak pedal went to floor at 15 mph, dealer replaced hydraulic unit. 4 days later, pedal went to floor again.also, dealer replaced front caliper.

- Franklin Square, NY, USA

problem #5

Dec 141999

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle has been in the shop seven times in a two and a half years. Repairs included transmission replacement, brake calipers replacement, and the electrical system problems.

- San Pedro, CA, USA

problem #4

Jul 011998

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front caliper failed.

- Lake Elsin, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 161999

Windstar

  • miles
Brakes keep sticking, -and it feels as if the caliper hangs up when consumer puts on brakes.

- Port Rickey, FL, USA

problem #2

Nov 231998

Windstar

  • miles
The consumer has been experiencing problems with brake calipers. When applying the brakes, they make a grinding sound. The defects are described in recall number 98I-003.000 and investigation number IE97054. The manufacturer has been contacted.

- La Mirada, CA, USA

problem #1

May 301997

(reported on)

Windstar

  • miles
Driver's side lower brake caliper disconnected, just fell off. Cause unknown.

- Streetsboro, OH, USA

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