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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 3
Average Mileage:
25,265 miles

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2000 Ford Windstar wheels / hubs problems

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2000 Ford Windstar Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #25

Aug 282012

Windstar 6-cyl

  • 149,000 miles

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

Traveling 70 mph on the front driver side tire, rim, and all lugnuts just flew off. I went into a ditch. Major damage. I am discovering that this is a common issue with these vans and I plan to sue Ford.

- Smithville, TX, USA

problem #24

May 242009

Windstar

  • 150,000 miles
I own a 2000 Ford Windstar van. I just had 2 valve stems replaced one was due to a flat tire and the other the mechanic said was bad. Thank goodness I wasnt driving the vehicle at the time. I went somewhere parked the van and when I came out the tire was flat. After examining the tire we discovered a cracked valve stem.

- Goose Creek, SC, USA

problem #23

Apr 262009

Windstar 6-cyl

  • 113,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Ford Windstar. The vehicle has brigadier/reynolds touring xt plus tires, size P215/70R15 97T. While the vehicle was parked in the driveway, the contact noticed that the rear driver's side tire was flat and the steel belts were visible. The tires were purchased in April of 2008. The dealer was not notified. The contact stated that the tread depth was still in tact. The dot and VIN were unknown. The current and failure mileages were 130,000. Updated 05/07/09 updated 05/08/09.

- Delta, OH, USA

problem #22

Nov 292008

Windstar

  • miles

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

Pep boys touring SE tire separation. While traveling on the highway at 70 mph the tire separated causing temporary loss of control. The separating tread caused $2,500 in damage to the vehicle. All four tires were purchased from pepboys, Sierra vista, AZ 85635, Oct 2004 and have approximately 10,000 miles on them. It appears that the other front tire may be getting ready to separate because I am getting the same feel in the steering wheel that I experienced before the first tire failed. Pepboys of yuma, AZ prorated the failed tire and mounted the replacement tire.

- Sierra Vista, AZ, USA

problem #21

Jun 132008

Windstar

  • 112,000 miles
I was driving at 3:00pm with my children in the van when my back drivers side tire blew out and the rear axle spit into two. This happened without warring. I drive a 2000 Ford Windstar sel with approx. 100K miles.

- Bolyston, MA, USA

problem #20

Apr 102007

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
- the contact called regarding four good year tires. The model name was assurance. The contact inflated the tires and two days later the air pressure was low. The vehicle was driven to a good year dealer and was the tires were found to have dry rot. The tires were replaced. The tire mileage was 24,655. The dealer kept the tires. The dot information and VIN for vehicle were unavailable. Update 05/21/07

- Auburn, NY, USA

problem #19

Aug 302005

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

2000 Ford Windstar. The consumer stated the front coil spring on the driver's side broke and went through the tire. The vehicle was parked when this happened. There was a slight noise in the vehicle when it was being driven. The vehicle was taken to the dealership, the coil springs on both sides and the tire had to be replaced.

- Bestal, NY, USA

problem #18

Jun 152003

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Right from the day I bought the van, I have had one issue or the other. Here are some of the major issues. 1. tires - my new van had bumps on all 4 tires. Every tire dealer told me they would burst on driving. They were general tires. I went to Ford many times and opened a case with them also to no avail. After 12,000 miles, I decided to buy 4 new tires myself for the safety of my family at my own expense. 2. at 15,000 miles, I had to get my front brakes changed as they had reached their end of life. 3. at 15,000 miles, I also had to get my transmission fluid as well as drop pan changed as they worn out 4. at 30,000 miles, I had to get my front brake pads again changed (these were also worn out). What is surprising is that my rear brakes are fine 5. at 30,000 miles, I also had to get my transmission fluid as well as drop pan changed as they worn out 6. at 40,000 miles, my check engine light came on, for which I had to get the entire cooling system changed as well as had major engine work done to remove the light. The bill was in a few thousand, and I still don't know what they did to get it all fixed 7. at 45,000 miles, I had to get front rotors and brakes again. 8. at 45,000 miles I also had to get my front tie rods changed as they were squeaking 9. my automatic door sensor has never worked since I bought the van. If you shut the doors using the electronic door openers, and if something is in the way, it will still shut the door trapping the item, rather than reversing the process. 10. my drivers side power seats have just failed, and I am yet again faced with a large expense. I will never buy a Ford again

- Robbinsville, NJ, USA

problem #17

Apr 152003

Windstar

  • 23,350 miles
Blow out of good year integrity tire. Consumer experienced two blow outs with Goodyear tires. Consumer didn't know who to blame for the blow outs, Goodyear or Ford for equipping a van with a one ply polyester cord in the sidewall.

- Normandy Beach, NJ, USA

problem #16

Apr 122003

Windstar

  • 60,000 miles
While driving, the tire separated from the vehicle.

- Ontario, 00, USA

problem #15

Mar 112001

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,264 miles

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

The right rear tire blew out, on another occasion, the left tire had developed a buldge on the inside, and had blown while driving as well. (ameri gs 60) scc

- Shoreview, MN, USA

problem #14

Jul 272002

Windstar

  • miles
Had a flat tire and found a 3" slit of dry rot and when store insp. My tires, three were dry rotted with the 4th on the borderline. This was a very dangerous situation for my family and I. we had just been on the interstate doing 65 mph with these tires. How many more families are riding on these type of tires?

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #13

Aug 182001

Windstar

  • miles
I experienced many flats with these Ford factory Goodyear tires. Finally I had a dangerous blowout in the carpool lane on a freeway in orange county, calif. I immediately replaced the tires with big O tour plus tires. I haven't had another flat since. I had called Ford and Goodyear before the blowout, complaining about many flat tires. They said it was normal wear and tear. I disagree. I have the four tires and receipts for proof. I believe the factory Goodyear tires are dangerously soft. I am fortunate my wife and I didn't have an accident when the Goodyear tire blew. Can you help us get some response from Goodyear & Ford?

- Brea, CA, USA

problem #12

Jun 142002

(reported on)

Windstar

  • miles
Mr. William F gosnall, attorney at law is writing on behalf of Ms. Grempler stating that that consumer was informed that all four general tires (no tire size or dot# mentioned) displayed serious prominent and very noticeable hazardous defects. Vehicle was inspected by dealer and found that tires were indeed dry rotted. Consumer is requesting replacement tires at no cost.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #11

Jun 222002

Windstar

  • miles
The tire completely blewout on major highway, large hole.

- Guilford, CT, USA

problem #10

Sep 252001

(reported on)

Windstar

  • miles
While driving, consumer noticed the vehicle would vibrate at speeds of 70 mph, vehicle was taken into mechanic and it was determined that all four tire had serious wall rot, troublesome buldges or were showing signs of losing their tread. (general ameri gs 60 genseal tires.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #9

Sep 252001

(reported on)

Windstar

  • miles
While driving, consumer noticed the vehicle would vibrate at speeds of 70 mph, vehicle was taken into mechanic and it was determined that all four tire had serious wall rot, troublesome buldges or were showing signs of losing their tread. (general ameri gs 60 genseal tires.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #8

Aug 112001

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While traveling approximately 65 mph in a 2000, Ford, Windstar right/rear Continental tire, size: P215/70R15, dot: A3M344C249 experienced a blowout. Upon replacement of tire, a tire shop found a bubble forming in tread of left/rear Continental tire, there were approximately 12200 miles on tires, and they were original equipment.

- Alhambra, CA, USA

problem #7

Aug 202001

Windstar

  • miles
All four of these general ameri GS60 genseal tires were in dangerous condition, as certified by two tire dealers, after less than 16,000 miles. The tires had been maintained with proper inflation and rotation throughout their life but both dealers said all four showed dangerous rot on sidewalls and signs of tread separation. General offered to replace all four at no cost but would offer only the same tires as replacement which I declined. I had brought the tires to dealers to have them rebalanced after the vehicle began to shake at speeds of about 75 mph. I declined general's offer because I did not want the same tires back on the vehicle after all four had failed. I believe Ford was negligent in failing to record key facts about the failure of these tires despite my attempts to offer the information on their customer service line. Ford never asked for or accepted information about the tire models that had failed or any other information. They simply referred me to general. The tires were oem equipment when I bought the car. (tiresize: 215-70-R15)

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #6

Jun 102000

Windstar

  • miles
When the first tire blew blue springs Ford told me tire warranties were up to the manufacturer. (tiresize: 215 70 R15)

- Independence, MO, USA

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