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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,333 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Ford Windstar transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 212003

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles


Vehicle rolled backwards while parked on a slight incline. In an attempt to stop vehicle, one of consumer's fingers was severed, and three badly injured. This occurred when consumer tried to open the door to enter the moving vehicle. Consumer spent nine days in the hospital and has to go for treatment once a week.

- Shobonier, IL, USA

problem #2

Apr 151998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While parked in park gear, vehicle jumped into reverse and rolled into a bush causing damage.

- Kansas Cit, KS, USA

problem #1

Apr 201998

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When keys were removed from ignition and vehicle placed in park, vehicle then rolled down hill without warning. Problem seems to be intermittent.

- Kansas City, KS, USA

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