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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,632 miles

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1999 Ford Windstar steering problems

steering problem

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1999 Ford Windstar Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #7

May 122002

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving vehicle began to make a loud grinding sound that became worse as consumer was driving, consumer was informed by a mechanic that the steering could have been lost, however the steering did go out briefly in Dec and may, also the steering column was worked on Nov 16, but consumer was informed that the 2 problems were not related, also there was a popping noise around the windshield, which was determined to be pillar molding warped.

- Goshen, KY, USA

problem #6

Apr 212002

Windstar

  • miles
On two separate occasions steering momentarily locked up while driving. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Hamilton, OH, USA

problem #5

Nov 012000

Windstar

  • miles
When making a turn steering would make a real loud noise. Soon after that steering was very difficult to turn and noise continued. Contacted dealer, and dealer was not willing to do anything.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #4

Jan 011999

Windstar

  • miles

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

Consumer has a few problems with vehicle & it has been to the dealer 4 times. The sliding door doesn't shut completely & the steering has a noise from the inside around the dashboard. Manufacturer is aware of the problem, but has no remedy.

- Gotha, FL, USA

problem #3

Jan 212000

Windstar

  • miles
Steering wheel was making noise while turning. Also, a clunking noise was coming from the engine. Dealer repaired problem under warranty.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #2

Dec 211999

Windstar

  • miles
On the 21st of Dec 99, my wife was involved in an accident in our Windstar. This accident could have been avoided if the horn were useable. The way the horn button is now you will have a difficult time trying to find the exact spot to push to get the horn to sound. When time is critical in the outcome, searching for that exact spot isn't a player. This was the case on the 21st. When an individual tried to cross the highway he hit our van on the right side causing $6500 in damage. Prior to the impact she tried to hit the horn but could not find it when it was needed most. We are almost 100% positive that if she could have found the horn she could have sounded it, and the other driver would have seen her coming. Luckily my 18 month old and 5 yr old daughters were not with her at the time. Now I have a $30,000 minivan that will never be of any value again. Sure it will be fixed, but who would ever want a vehicle like that that has had extensive damage. I guess thats my loss though.

- Navarre, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 161999

Windstar

  • miles
Consumer has been experiencing ongoing problems with following parts: 1. automatic transmission slipping in lower speed; 2. steering would make a popping noise only in wet conditions, and 3. starter woud grind when starting vehicle. Dealer/manufacturer notified.

- Red Oak, TX, USA

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