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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 35
Injuries / Deaths:
10 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,536 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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 engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Ford Windstar Owner Comments (Page 6 of 6)

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problem #10

Oct 201998

Windstar

  • miles

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

Vehicle stalls at low speeds, took back to the dealer twice and they reprogramed the computer. Problem still exists.

- Lafb, VA, USA

problem #9

Oct 101998

Windstar

  • miles
When driving and coming to a stop, and when pulling out, the enigine stalls or shuts down. Dealer has been contacted.

- Whitestone, NY, USA

problem #8

Jul 071998

Windstar

  • miles
Engine has trouble starting and intermittent lunging and rough idle.

- Lakewood, CA, USA

problem #7

Aug 011998

Windstar Diesel

  • miles

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

Intermittent stalling.

- Fairfax, VA, USA

problem #6

Jun 061998

Windstar

  • miles
When driving at slow speed the engine cuts off. This usually happens without warning. The manufacturer is aware of the problem.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #5

May 301998

Windstar

  • miles
Consumer experiencing problem with vehicle shutting off at random whenever consumer needs to make a turn. Vehicle been in dealer shop two times and condition still occurs.

- Springfield, VA, USA

problem #4

May 301998

(reported on)

Windstar

  • miles

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

Vehicle stalls usually when driving at low speeds, such as on turns or coming to a stop.

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #3

Oct 271997

Windstar

  • miles
Vehicle experienced low engine idle condition on deceleration or stop turns. The vehicle has been into the dealer for repair twice.

- East Peoria, IL, USA

problem #2

Sep 191997

Windstar

  • miles
When driving the vehicle stalls at any time, the engine just dies. The van has been at dealership twice for repairs ( on Sept 19th & Oct 8th & 9th) that did not solve problem. A computer device has been hooked up to the engine to capture any errors when the van stalls.

- Ellicott City, MD, USA

problem #1

Oct 091997

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at approx 20 mph or coming to stop, feels little shaking in steering wheel, then vehicle will turn completely off, no power in engine or electrical system. This also happens when going uphill, or quick stopping, it will then stop and it will restart just like normal. This defect has no set pattern. Dealership claims cannot find problem. This defect can result in an accident.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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