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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,472 miles

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1998 Ford Windstar suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Ford Windstar Owner Comments (Page 3 of 5)

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problem #46

Sep 012001

Windstar

  • miles

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

Faulty installation of left front spring guard that was on recall caused noise.

- Spencer, MA, USA

problem #45

Sep 012001

Windstar

  • miles
Consumer contacted dealership for recall #01I007000 repairs, but dealership refused to repair vehicle.

- Crown Point, NY, USA

problem #44

Sep 012001

Windstar

  • miles
Consumer took vehicle in to dealer for a recall repairs on front spring. Same day consumer received car back, there was a banging noise when consumer hit a bump. Consumer had not contacted dealer. Please provide any further informayion.

- Jamesville, WI, USA

problem #43

Dec 232000

Windstar

  • miles

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

Both front coil springs broke. The first one broke at 60,000 miles and cut the side wall out of the tire. The second one broke at 63,000 miles and cut the side wall out of the tire instantly. Both incidents occurred at slow speeds. If it would have occurred at highway speed, a roll over may have taken place.

- Lena, IL, USA

problem #42

Dec 112000

Windstar

  • miles
Left front coil spring broke, while parked. Car undrivable, frame collapsed on tire. Replaced by dealer at owners cost.

- Amherst, NY, USA

problem #41

Apr 232001

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While pulling vehicle out of garage vehicle dropped on driver's side. Tire was shredded. Also, this broke the strut. Vehicle was towed to dealer. Driver's side coil spring had to be replaced. Coil spring broke ripping the sidewall of the tire and bending the strut and strut mounting plate, dealer would not cover repairs and Ford said they had no record of the problem. Nlm

- Baden, PA, USA

problem #40

Jun 292001

(reported on)

Windstar

  • miles

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

While pulling out of driveway the coil spring broke. Also, spring punctured left front tire, and blew tire completely out. Consumer has contacted dealer.

- North Bloomfield, OH, USA

problem #39

May 172001

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was traveling 15mph on a two lane ramp and heard something popped, and steering column was difficult to steer. She was able to pull over to shoulders, and noticed that a coil spring had fallen out and puntcured right tire. Consumer states left and right front coil spring was replaced.

- Uniontown, PA, USA

problem #38

Jun 012001

Windstar

  • miles
While pulling out of a parking space, the front right spring broke. Had to have car towed to repair shop. I was told I needed to replace coil springs on both front sides. Repair could not be made on same day becasue Ford is the only manufacturer of the spring and no one in town had the replacement springs. I had to rent a car for the weekend.

- Lawrence, KS, USA

problem #37

May 202001

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driver noticed a noise in front end of the vehicle when making turns. This was due to front coil springs breaking. Needed new coil springs.

- Marion, OH, USA

problem #36

Apr 112001

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Left front coil spring broke while the vehicle was parked. Dealer was notified, and informed consumer vehicle was out of its warranty, and any repairs would be at consumer's expense. There was evidence of a flaw in the metal. 2-3 inches on each broken end of the coil spring was rusted.

- West Corrollton, OH, USA

problem #35

May 112001

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front right coil spring broke while consumer's daughter was driving at approximately 10 mph. When coil spring broke, it caused front right tire to blowout. Consumer replaced original tire with a spare, resulting in spare being destroyed because of broken coil spring.

- Marion, IN, USA

problem #34

May 072001

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Left front coil spring broke while vehicle was just starting to accelerate forward after backing out of a driveway. Ford dealership stated that spring had rusted, and this caused component to break.

- Topeka, KS, USA

problem #33

Mar 272001

Windstar

  • miles
Front coil spring broke. Local mechanick has noy seen a broken spring since the 1960"S. I know of other Ford products that have had spring problems.

- King Of Prussia, PA, USA

problem #32

Apr 162001

Windstar

  • miles
Front coil springs broke while driving 5mph. Noticed rubbing against tire which was becoming frayed. Took to dealership, and mechanic indicated that problem was definitely front coil springs, but did not replace them. Owner working with dealership.

- Jacksonville, VT, USA

problem #31

Dec 272000

Windstar

  • miles
The right front coil spring failed while driving. Nlm

- Norther Cambria, PA, USA

problem #30

Apr 232001

Windstar

  • miles
While driving at 20 mph coil springs popped in two spots. Contacted dealer, dealer only wanted to replace left side of the car, not both sides. There was a similar recall on earlier models.

- West Chicago, IL, USA

problem #29

Apr 252001

(reported on)

Windstar

  • miles
While sitting in vehicle and without any indication front springs broke.

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #28

Mar 312001

Windstar

  • miles
Van parked in driveway, both front coil springs broke simultaneously causing front of vehicle to drop 5 inches and nearly piercing sidewalls of both front tires.

- Loudonville, NY, USA

problem #27

Apr 182001

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While pulling out of driveway at very slow speed front coil spring broke.

- Port Allegany, PA, USA

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