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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,317 miles

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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 steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Ford Windstar Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #9

May 012002

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

When making turns in either direction or going over bumps there is a loud squeaking noise. Dealer cannot find the problem.

- St. Thomas, VI, USA

problem #8

Jan 012001

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When making either right or left hand turns there is a clicking sound from steering. Took vehicle to dealer, who insisted it was a rock in steering column. Did not remedy problem.

- Port Allegany, PA, USA

problem #7

Jan 252001

Windstar

  • miles
Some grinding and steering problems when trying to steer.

- Redmond, WI, USA

problem #6

Oct 252000

(reported on)

Windstar

  • miles

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

When going though water you lose steering.

- Pauls Valley, OK, USA

problem #5

Jun 011999

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Steering wheel lock, key locked in steering column

- Midland, MI, USA

problem #4

Jul 081999

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While going around a turn and yielding brakes hardened and steering locked up for about 5 seconds. Dealer could not identify the problem. But if the car had died, they probley could have found the problem easier. If driving at a faster speed and steering locked up there could be a serious accident.

- Escondido, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 011998

Windstar

  • miles

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

IE99059, the defective steering bushings does not support the system which causes the vehicle steering system to malfuction. Also, braking system malfunctioned, causing extended stopping distance which may result in a crash. The fuel pump went out unexpectedly, cause vehicle to stall. Finally, liftgate indicator light came on, but the liftgate remained closed. Brakes been replace once, and bushings 3 times. Please provide further information and VIN#.

- High Park, MA, USA

problem #2

Aug 081998

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The steering column moves up and down. Also there is a funky noise coming from the front left end suspension when turning the steering wheel to the left. The dealer was not able to find out what was causing the problem with the steering, loss of steering control resulted in vehicle hitting curb causing damage to vehicle.

- Duluth, GA, USA

problem #1

Jun 021998

(reported on)

Windstar

  • miles
Vehicle steering begins to vibrate at approximately 50-60 mph.

- Spring Hil, FL, USA

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