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

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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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #8

Dec 012001

Windstar

  • miles

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

I have complained about these 2 conditions since day one. Now that my warranty has run out, and I'm not working, they tell me I would have to pay. My ABS system is tearing away at my brake pads. The vehical grinds to a stop. To me, this is a safty issue, as I have a 13 month old son. I would hate to apply my brakes, and they are not there. My ABS light is on.....all the time. I am on disability, and have gone to the dealer regarding this issue. As far as the rear wiperm, it goes on when I put the van in reverse.......weather or not the front wipers are on.. or not.

- Goleta, CA, USA

problem #7

May 131996

Windstar

  • miles
The brake rotors and pads were replaced, causing grinding noise.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #6

Nov 171999

(reported on)

Windstar

  • miles
Consumer experienced rapid wear on front brake pads, passenger side front brake pad was completely worn and grinding into rotor which had to be replaced.

- Savage, MN, USA

problem #5

May 302000

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle started making a squeaking noise. When the brakes were press the noise would go away. It has been taken to the dealer 10 times. Dealer said they have done enough & it wasn't anything else they could do. Vehicle was taken to repair shop & they found that the brake pads needed to be rotated and/ or replaced.

- Bellevue, WA, USA

problem #4

Aug 031999

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Failure of the pads and rotors cause noise while braking.

- Mt. Vernon, OH, USA

problem #3

Oct 011998

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Three out of four brake pads broken.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 051999

Windstar

  • miles
The front brakes, rotors and pads were completely worn out but consumer had no warning of the failed components. Nlm

- Philadelph, PA, USA

problem #1

Oct 191998

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brake pads are cutting rotors, causing failure.

- Hauppauge, NY, USA

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