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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Ford Windstar windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1998 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #6

Jan 092003

(reported on)

Windstar 6-cyl

  • miles

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

There is rust located on both sides and the top of the windshield. The rust wasn't visible under the molding until replacement had begun.

- Dayton, WA, USA

problem #5

Sep 082001

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 50 mph passenger took a magazine and gently swatted at a mosquito on windshield. Windshield shattered, outside temperature was 50. No injuries.

- Mclean, VA, USA

problem #4

May 221999

Windstar

  • miles
Various problem with power lock locking by itself/windshield wipers working intermittently/dome light not operating, and door ajar light staying on. Vehicle been in / out of dealer shop on several occasions, and problems still reoccurring. Possible electrical problem with failure of power locks, windshield wipers, dome light, door ajar light, door ajar switch, lift gate door ajar switch, battery saver relay inoperable, and washer light illuminating. Brakes noisy at times, dealer stated this was due to brake dust. Power steering is noisy when turning back and forth, dealer replaced tie rod end. Sliding door rattles while driving over bumps, dealer added foam tape to back side of panel, driver door rattles, sliding door hard to open at times, dealer lubed sliding hinges and latch. Dealer replaced shocks due to rattling noise when riding over bumps. Drivebelt replaced. Maf sensor replaced due to hesitation. Window guide did not fit tight.

- Jonesboro, AR, USA

problem #3

May 071999

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Rear windshield exploded from inside which may have caused injuries. Common problem. Dealer cannot determine the cause.

- Waller, TX, USA

problem #2

May 151998

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Passenger side window will not go down. Nlm

- Laguna Hil, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 011997

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front windshield defective, causing windshield to make whistling noises.

- San Luis O, CA, USA

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