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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,432 miles

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1998 Ford Windstar suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Ford Windstar Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #10

Jan 151999

Windstar

  • miles

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

While consumer was traveling on the highway vehicle started shaking, and lost contol. Hit a guardrail, and flipped over three times. The consumer was traumatized, and didn't remember anything.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #9

Jan 152000

Windstar

  • miles
Right front strut failed.

- Louisville, CO, USA

problem #8

Feb 092000

Windstar

  • miles
Persistent loud groan or rubbing sound occurs when steering wheel is turned to left and when turning to right when straightening out from left turn. Front end shop advised struts and strut support brackets require replacement at cost of $588. Vehicle is 6,000 miles out of warranty. Shop supervisor expressed suprise that such components require replacement. Because of service back-ups dealer has not yet advised on proper solution.

- Moore, SC, USA

problem #7

Jan 212000

Windstar

  • miles

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

My wife was turing left at a red light and was waiting for pedistrians to cross the street. As she turned the corner the right front tire snapped off of the hub and almost hit a lawyer! all five of the studs broke off, the metal indicated they were fresh breaks. There was not any indication of the nuts being lose, the nuts were still screwed on the studs. The wheel and nuts did not look scared as if they had been lose. Pior to the wheel coming off there had been no shimmy or vibration at all. I had driven the vehicle the previous night and had not felt anything out of the ordinary. She had only accelerated from the left turn position about 15ft and could not have been going faster than 5 mph. The vehicle had not been serviced after we purchased it. Thank god she was not on the interstate in 5'oclock traffic!

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #6

Dec 301999

Windstar

  • miles
Front struts broke while driving on the hwy at 30-35 mph on a snowy road condition. Dealer notified and repairs wer emade at consumer's cost.

- Harrisville, NY, USA

problem #5

Mar 191998

Windstar

  • miles
When traveling approximately 55mph or more vehicle would vibrate. Went to dealer & had the wheels changed 5 different times. The steering wheel would shake, but vehicle was controlable. There would be clunking noise going into drive or reverse. Has been an intermittent problem.

- Orwell, OH, USA

problem #4

Mar 041999

(reported on)

Windstar

  • miles

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

Vehicle pulls to either the right or left if the steering wheel is released for one second. It pulls so badly that while driving it wanders into other lanes. Dealer has not been contacted.

- Pahokee, FL, USA

problem #3

Jul 041998

Windstar

  • miles
Had taken vehicle to dealer to check steering. Vehicle would wander over the road. Would make popping noises when making right turns.

- House Springs, MO, USA

problem #2

Mar 101998

(reported on)

Windstar

  • miles
Suspension system poor stability, feels as if it will turn over on occasions.

- Orangeburg, SC, USA

problem #1

May 021998

(reported on)

Windstar

  • miles
Vehicle unstable when going down the road.

- San Mateo, CA, USA

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