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1998 Ford Windstar electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #15

Jun 252002

(reported on)

Windstar

  • miles

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

Consumer has contacted several dealers in regard to recall 0110077000, ignition control. All dealers were refusing to provide service in regard to these recalls.

- Proud Point, NY, USA

problem #14

May 262002

(reported on)

Windstar

  • miles
The van stalled, or "cut out" when making left hand turns, or while at low RPM's. we took the van back to the dealer, and they contacted Ford. Ford seemed to know about the problem, and directed the type of repair to be made, according to what we were told. I gave the dealer a news item about the exact same problem Ford had in California with millions of cars stalling, and that resulted in a recall in California. "stalling" is a very serious problem and I feel that Ford should have recalled my van in the first place ( rather than expose me and my family to injury) and Ford should have had to pay for the repair ( which amounted to about $500). If they knew about the problem and if they agreed to fix the problem in California, why shift the cost of repair to me?

- Norfolk, VA, USA

problem #13

Sep 012000

Windstar

  • miles
Engine stalled on an off. Called dealership, they said because of the emission control was on recall campain. After they fixed the emssion control, the problem still existed. Brought the car in and the dealer said it is out of warranty. Nothing they can do. The recall just done about 3 months ago this year.

- Alhambra, CA, USA

problem #12

Jun 252001

Windstar

  • miles

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

Car stop/stall abruptly, either driving (0-10mph), while turning, or waiting at the red light. Almost got a ticket for stallling in mid traffic, and almost caused an accident.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #11

Jan 302001

Windstar

  • miles
Intermittently when brakes are applied and making a sharp turn or going over a speed bump, vehicle stalls out and dies without warning. Dealer has been notified, and will inspect vehicle.

- Allen, TX, USA

problem #10

Jan 232001

Windstar

  • miles
While driving about any speed the engine will stall without a prior warning. Other vehicles will try to avoid crashing into consumer's vehicle.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #9

Jan 112001

(reported on)

Windstar

  • miles

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

Vehicle will stall intermittently without warning. Usually happens at slow speeds and while turning, causing safety hazard, especially in traffic. Cause is unknown.

- Lancaster, PA, USA

problem #8

Nov 152000

(reported on)

Windstar

  • miles
When driving at any speed at any given time and without prior warning vehicle cut off, causing loss of all power. Consumer has contacted dealer, dealer has replaced parts, problem still occurs.

- Tyner, NC, USA

problem #7

Dec 311997

Windstar

  • miles
Ongoing problem with stalling intermittently when making left turn or at a stop light. Vehicle been in dealer shop on two occasions, and problem still reoccurring. Please feel free to provide any further details on this matter.

- Angier, NC, USA

problem #6

Oct 262000

(reported on)

Windstar

  • miles
The engine stalled at low speed, followed by brake & steering failures. This has occured 2 times.

- Defiance, OH, USA

problem #5

May 202000

Windstar

  • miles

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

Intermittent stalling while driving or at a stop position. Vehicle been in dealer shop on one occasion, and independent repair shop on two occasions. But, problem still reoccurring.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #4

Mar 302000

Windstar

  • miles
The ignition stopped and this is later than the reported ignition problems reported in the detroit free press on 9-14-00. When the car went in for warranty work, Ford claimed that it was just a "computer problem." When driving a new car, I don't enjoy having the car stop for no reason, especially in traffic. This ignition problem seems to be occurring in later model cars as my Windstar is a 1998. I also have a disgusting smell that emanates from the heater/airconditioner which has been reported numerous times and has not ever been repaired. They put in deodorizer, but the smell still reeks when the heat or air conditioning is put on at any level. What is the problem?

- Grosse Pointe Farms, MI, USA

problem #3

Oct 252000

(reported on)

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Van experiences stalling at stops and while moving, Ford stated that the problem was with bad programming when the van was new, but they will not correct the problem since vehicle is out of warranty, consumer feels if this was a problem while the vehicle was new and Ford was aware of it, then they should be responsible for it.

- Manassas, VA, USA

problem #2

Oct 122000

(reported on)

Windstar

  • miles
Intermittently vehicle stalls and dies without warning. Dealer has inspected vehicle several times, and has not been able to duplicate or correct the problem.

- St Albans, WV, USA

problem #1

Sep 262000

(reported on)

Windstar

  • miles
Over the past several months, we have experienced problems with the engine stalling during a left hand turn, thus causing the steering wheel to freeze up and we've had close calls on accidents. Luckily we live in a rural area where we have the time to put the car in neutral or park, restart it, then complete the turn. The car has also stalled for no apparent reason when coming to a fast stop at a red light or in a driveway after completing a partial turn. It is very scary. I'm worried that the next time this happens, it may cause an accident. We have two young drivers in the family, and it has happened to them as well. Do you have any suggestions" we live over 3 hours away from the dealer we purchased the car from. Have other Windstar owners expereinced this problem" please advise.

- Saranac Lake, NY, USA

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