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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,662 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 miscellaneous problems

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1998 Ford Windstar Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #17

Nov 032001

Windstar

  • 60,000 miles

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

When a turn was made or the brakes were applied there was a loud popping noise. The location of the noise was unknown, therefore the dealer was unable to correct the problem.

- Hutchinson, KS, USA

problem #16

Dec 012001

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving the door chime will go off intermittently, interior lights come on as well. Please provide additional information.

- Irvin, KY, USA

problem #15

Dec 012000

Windstar

  • miles
The interior courtesy lamps do not go out when doors are closed. Door ajar light comes on. Ford is well aware of this problem and its a safety issue as driver cannot see during night driving unless fuse is pulled. Interior lights cannot be shut off with the dimmer switch!!.. dealers play dumb when you discuss this issue. Three neighbors have same problem. This is an accident waiting to happen!!!!!!!!

- Rowley, MA, USA

problem #14

Mar 032002

(reported on)

Windstar

  • miles

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

No summary listed for above vehicles.

- Delran, NJ, USA

problem #13

Jun 091998

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving there is excessive smoke coming out of the tail pipe, mechanic does not have solution for consumer concern. Dealer replaced defective bank #2 hego sensor. But consumer states problem still exist. Door light on dash board illuminated. A special part was ordered.

- Livingston, CA, USA

problem #12

Jun 091998

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving there is excessive smoke coming out of the tail pipe, mechanic does not have solution for consumer concern. Dealer replaced defective bank #2 hego sensor. But consumer states problem still exist. Door light on dash board illuminated. A special part was ordered.

- Livingston, CA, USA

problem #11

Sep 232001

Windstar

  • miles

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

While driving vehicle stalls. When vehicle shuts off, engine check and battery lights come on.

- Mogadore, OH, USA

problem #10

Jun 202001

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
This van is 3 years old. Corrosion most likely caused the problem with strut rods & sway bar links. Obviously this manufacturer was not concerned with quality B/C of all these problems. The Ford company will not reimburse me (my van is no longer covered by factory warranty) unless they issue a recall on any particular problem. I just don't understand why I would have all these problems with a vehicle that was less than 2 yrs old when the problems started. Maybe you can't help me, but I wanted to lodge a complaint.

- Carbondale, PA, USA

problem #9

Aug 282000

(reported on)

Windstar

  • miles
Never notified of any defects as on NHTSA website

- Kearny, NJ, USA

problem #8

Oct 201997

Windstar

  • miles
There have been several recalls issued and I was not properly notified. By looking at the recalls I think that I may have been charged by the dealership for a recall issue.

- Morrisville, PA, USA

problem #7

Jun 042000

Windstar

  • miles

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

Contacted Ford, they don't seem to want to fix this problem because warrenty is out. Vehicle two years old. Should not have this problem. No safety defect listed within summary.

- Brimfield, OH, USA

problem #6

Jan 092000

Windstar

  • miles
No summary listed for abov evehicle.

- Easley, SC, USA

problem #5

Jan 011998

Windstar

  • miles
Faulty fuel gauge failed.

- Bolingbrook, IL, USA

problem #4

Dec 091999

(reported on)

Windstar

  • miles
No summary listed for abov evehicle.

- Vancover, WA, USA

problem #3

Sep 101998

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front passenger side weather strip failed.

- Redondo Be, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 011998

Windstar

  • miles
Inaccurate gas guage - guage only goes up to 3/4 full. When guage shows empty, there's still 1/4 tank of gas.

- Heath, OH, USA

problem #1

Nov 201998

Windstar

  • miles
Was traveling 35mph when brakes were applied, the brake pedal went to the floor. Happened twice. Took to dealer & mechanic could not locate problem. Intermittent problem.

- Toms River, NJ, USA

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