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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,609 miles

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2000 Ford Windstar electrical problems

electrical problem

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2000 Ford Windstar Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #24

Jul 202008


  • 71,000 miles


ABS & traction control dash lights on continuously. Speedometer not accurate & no cruise control operation. No ABS brakes?

- Colchester, VT, USA

problem #23

Jul 242008


  • 110,279 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Ford Windstar. While driving 60 mph, the vehicle lost complete power, with the exception of the headlights, air conditioner, and radio. The vehicle was towed and has not been inspected by a mechanic. Prior to being towed, the ABS light has been illuminated for some time. The transmission was replaced in October of 2007. The current and failure mileages were 110,279.

- Vicksburg, MS, USA

problem #22

Apr 042008


  • miles
We are having problems with the odometer, speedodometer (not working), ABS brake lights staying on and #10 fuses keeps blowing.

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #21

May 012008


  • 112,000 miles


The ABS and speedometer stops working, due to a blown fuse, caused by brake fluid leaking from a pressure switch at the front of the brake master cylinder.

- Marlborough, CT, USA

problem #20

Jul 112008


  • 154,000 miles
Loss of speedometer function, odometer function, cruise control, ABS controls on 2000 Windstar as a result of short circuiting due to leaking cruise control de-activation switch.

- Windsor, Ontario, Canada, 00, USA

problem #19

Jun 242008


  • 79,882 miles
My 2000 Ford Windstar ABS, cruise, control and speedometer/odometer light came on. Took to Ford dealer said the pressure switch and pigtal splice in harness was defective. Also the ECM, electronic control module was defective. The deal replaced the pressure switch for $302. To replace the ECM was $1200 and couldn't afford to replace. ABS system not working as defective.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #18

May 052008

Windstar 6-cyl

  • 108,000 miles


I have a 2001 Ford Windstar and the fuse #10 kept blowing and the A/C, speedometer, odometer, etc.. stopped working. After researching on internet I found the culprit was a leaky brake pressure deactivation switch, which once I disconnected it the fuse stopped tripping and the ac and dashboard worked. I found that the brake pressure deactivation switch has leaked and also corroded and started to melt the cruise control wires, which hasn't worked in a while, and the ABS light has been on and off for a while. This is a known fire hazard by Ford and there is not yet a recall though it is very dangerous. I had to remove fuses 101 and 102 to prevent a fire and will need to replace the brake pressure deactivation switch at my own expense.

- Monrovia, MD, USA

problem #17

Jan 012002


  • 135,000 miles
2000 Ford Windstar. Brake fluid leaking out of the connector at the bottom of the brake cylinder-caused an electrical short (started smoking), now the ABS light is staying on and fuse # 10 keeps blowing. When fuse 10 goes so does the operation of the speedometer and cruise control.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #16

Mar 152008

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 106,000 miles
Brake fluid leaking out of the connector at the bottom of the brake cylinder and caused an electrical short (started smoking), now the ABS light is staying on and fuse # 10 keeps blowing.

- Patterson, LA, USA

problem #15

Oct 012007

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Ford Windstar. The contact stated that the brake warning light illuminated. He added brake fluid to the vehicle and drove it for approximately one week before the failure recurred. The dealer inspected the vehicle and found nothing wrong. Three weeks later, the contact located a brake fluid leak at the end of the master cylinder. The brake fluid destroyed the wiring for the electrical system, causing the instrument panel to fail. The vehicle has not been repaired. The current mileage was 150,000 and failure mileage was 140,000.

- England, AR, USA

problem #14

Jan 012005

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


My 2000 Ford Windstar has been blowing the number 10 fuse which causes the speedometer, odometer, heat and or air conditioner to not work. A Ford mechanic has looked at it a couple of times, but can't find out why and it is very expensive to keep looking. The funny thing is when the fuse blows it does not seam to add mileage to the odometer, mime has read the same mileage for awhile. I have had this problem a few years, I just keep replacing fuses.

- Auburn, ME, USA

problem #13

Apr 112007

Windstar 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
I slowly went over railroad tracks and the car just died as I was driving. I had to coast to the side of the road. Put in park, started up again, until I got to the red light, and it died again. This happened about 5 more times - I was finally able to get out of the road and into a parking lot.

- Wantagh, NY, USA

problem #12

Nov 032005

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 122,900 miles
Ford Windstar - brake pressure switch failure - switch has failed - leaked brake fluid into the elctrical connector and causes intermittent short circuit. This short circuit blows fuse #10 10amp. When fuse blows, driver is unable to control climate control system. Lack of defrost function & loss of temperature control has caused severe fogging of windshield while operating vehicle during past two weeks.

- Prince Frederick, MD, USA

problem #11

Jul 242005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,436 miles
2000, Ford, Windstar mini van. The consumer parked the van on the street at 8 pm and sometime around 2:30 am the van burned. Someone that was on the second floor of the building called the fire department and they came and put out the fire. The consumer was unaware of this fire until the next morning. The fire was mostly in and around the dashboard area. The front window was burned and the drivers window was broken. The van was towed to the Ford dealership; they kept it for three weeks. The dealer could not tell the consumer how or why the fire started. The consumer spoke with the manufacturer, and they were unwilling to offer any information on why the van could have burned like this. A fire report was taken. Updated 11/15/2005.

- Brooklyn , NY, USA

problem #10

Jul 212005


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle caught fire while in park and burnt out.

- Garfield , KY, USA

problem #9

May 012005

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Contact states: Contact says that the vehicle made a crackling noise one time for like one minute and that is when the failure started.. the speed odometer, temperature gauge, gas gauge, and tachometer failed. Use to have a theft light and seat belt light, none of these features on the vehicle come on anymore. This problem took place on Sunday May 1st. Consumer's husband went out to start the van and it would not start that is when it made the noise. He got out of the van, shut the door, and opened the vehicle again and then nothing on the dashboard would work. The van started that time.

- New Albany, IN, USA

problem #8

Dec 032004

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,590 miles
O/D off light flashes all the time, vehicle smells like fuel when shut off no one can tell me whey engine light will not go out. Oxygen sensor has been changed. Van has a short no one can find it putter and cut off all the time its drivable around town that's it runs too long it shuts off if A/C or heat is on too long it makes a groaning noise and will not stop until shut off vehicle then restart. Everyone that looks at it say its a Ford issue local dealer said nothing is wrong with van.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #7

Apr 152004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
Vehicle is experiencing problems with the lights. Owner was driving at approximately 55 mph and without warning all the lights, including headlights, dash lights went out. The lights are in the on position but the lights would go out. Provide further details.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #6

Jun 112003

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,700 miles
Both sliding doors failed on different occasions, they didn't work automatically or manually. The dealer inspected four times, and problem continued. The radio quit, the directional switch had broken, the power doors/switches failed various times, and the door unlatched while parked and in motion.

- East Meadow, NY, USA

problem #5

Jul 022003

(reported on)

Windstar 6-cyl

  • miles
The sliding doors would unlatch on their own without warning while driving. The electrical doors were control by remote. The took the vehicle to the dealership at least 7 times for the problem before having the sliding door repaired. Now the driver side sliding door is having the same unlatching problem. A child sits on the outboard position where the sliding doors are unlatching. The rear suspension was readjusted, the vehicle had various electrical problems such as the ABS light, the theft flashing light, and the speedometer.

- Cocoa, FL, USA

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