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10.0

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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 152002

Windstar

  • miles

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

Consumer placed key inside of ignition, turned vehicle on, and she took key out of ignition.ignition switch popped out. Dealership was aware of problem.

- Zumbrota, MN, USA

problem #4

Jun 172002

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer started vehicle, ignition switch spun around and all electrical functions stayed on. Vehicle was towed to dealer, please provide additional information.

- Grand Island, NY, USA

problem #3

Jan 252000

Windstar

  • miles
Consumer stated key cylinder turns hard, dealer unable to duplicate.

- Sioux City, IA, USA

problem #2

Jan 252000

Windstar

  • miles
Consumer stated key cylinder turns hard, dealer unable to duplicate.

- Sioux City, IA, USA

problem #1

Aug 312000

(reported on)

Windstar

  • miles
1. transmission will shift erratically, and a loud noise will occur and motor will shake. Ford engineering was sent out and determined transmission needed work, but no dealer will honor warranty. 2. brakes will fail in the winter and in slippery roads, causing pedal to go to floor and vehicle will not stop. 3. all doors lock by themselves/ lights flash on and off, and heater and defroster motor will come on even without the key in the igntion. Vehicle will even start up by itself.

- Crown Point, NY, USA

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