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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 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 052002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


While being driven AT45 mph, van stalled, resulting in steering wheel locking and brakes completely failing with no pressure. Owner had no other choice but to coast through an intersection with light.

- Chula Vista, CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 132000


  • miles
Vehicle is experiencing a stalling problem, dealer has replaced the alternator and performed tsb 982506, however problem is still occurring, a customer service rep from Ford was supposed to call consumer back regarding problem and has not. Consumer states he has since discovered that the problem with the vehicle is an engineering defect in the fuel injector causing the engine to shut down at slow speeds when the vehicle is turning.

- Bullhead City, AZ, USA

problem #2

Jun 152000


  • miles
Recurring problem concerning the fuel system, often when we reach about a quarter tank of fuel about the time the low fuel light comes on if we come to a stop the vehicle will cut off and it will blow the fuse that controls the fuel system and after replacement of the fuse it will continue to blow until we put in more gas

- Randleman, NC, USA

problem #1

May 312000

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fuel will leak when filling up gas tank to full, possibly due to failure of O-ring. Tank still leaked after O-ring replaced. Owner has not replaced tank.

- Greenville, NC, USA

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