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3.4

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,333 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Ford Windstar lights problems

lights problem

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1998 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #6

Aug 172011

Windstar 6-cyl

  • miles

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

Light will not reset even after replacing part.

- Edmond, OK, USA

problem #5

Apr 262010

Windstar

  • 230,000 miles
Vehicle is a 1998 Ford Windstar. While driving the windshield washer, seat belt, and door ajar warning lights flash on and off. While this is happening the wiper blades stop working, power windows will not operate and on a few occasions the headlights will blink with the warning lights. I understand that this is an old vehicle but I have researched this issue and have found hundreds of complaints about the same problem. Not just restricted to this year. It is also an issue that happens just after a few years of service. I would think that wiper blades malfunctioning due to an electrical issue would be a safety concern.

- Oak Ridge, TN, USA

problem #4

Feb 222001

(reported on)

Windstar

  • miles
The consumer does not want the vehicle daytime running lamp disable per recall notice 00V-168 because he believes they are a safety feature, the recall states that this vehicle was imported from Canada erroneously, the lamps are too bright and do not meet U.S. standards. Nlm

- Princeton, KY, USA

problem #3

Apr 042001

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer was issued recall 00V168000/ manufacturer's recall 00S14 for daytime running lights. Vehicle was made in according to Canadian standards. Ford wanted consumer to sign a statement saying that they will not be held responsible for not not disconnecting vehicle, it could catch on fire. Consumer just wanted it repaired. Consumer is requesting that lights be fixed and not blocked.

- Canton, NC, USA

problem #2

Aug 192000

Windstar

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Ongoing problem with door ajar light staying on while all doors are properly closed. Dealer notified, and informed consumer that vehicle was out of its warranty, and nothing would be done.

- Endwell, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 032000

(reported on)

Windstar

  • miles
Vehicles daytime running lamp are being recalled (00V-168) and disconnected because the light is brighter than allowed U.S. standards, the consumer does not want them disconnected but replaced to meet U.S. standard. Nlm

- Charleston, WV, USA

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