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10.0

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

suspension problem

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1998 Ford Windstar Owner Comments (Page 5 of 5)

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problem #6

Jul 172000

(reported on)

Windstar

  • miles

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

Driving to church with my family and the coil spring broke. Now just a couple of weeks later tie rod problem. Also there is a very loud squeaking in the brakes when in reverse. I am terribly disappointed with this vehicle.

- Kent, OH, USA

problem #5

Jul 162000

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
PE 00 024/suspension coil spring: While traveling at 40 mph front coil spring broke and punctured driver's side tire. No injuries reported. Vehicle towed to dealer, and repairs were done at consumer's expense.

- Burton, OH, USA

problem #4

Jun 302000

(reported on)

Windstar

  • miles
Front coil springs on driver's side broke in half, htting front tires, and resulting in front tire S blowingout.

- Nerstrand, MN, USA

problem #3

Jun 232000

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While pulling out of driveway front left coil spring broke, puncturing the tire. No parts available for repair.

- Fairport, NY, USA

problem #2

Jun 162000

Windstar

  • miles
Consumer was traveling about 45-50mph & front coil spring broke. Broken spring went into the left tire, caused a blowout, but no one was injured. Dealer said that coil spring had to have been defective. Vehicle currently at the dealer.

- Desoto, IA, USA

problem #1

Jun 071999

Windstar

  • miles
Consumer was driving approx. 5mph when the coil spring broke, once mechanic checked there was rustover half of the spring, on 1/4 of an in. Was left.

- Port Crane, NY, USA

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