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1.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
90,950 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Ford Windstar brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #11

May 132011

Windstar

  • miles

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

Just bought 2001 Ford Windstar and in couple days the ABS light and break light comes on while driving. Took to shop come up with code: C1185. Lights will goes off when turn ignition off and restart. But after driving for a bit lights come back on. Don't know what's really happen.

- Green Bay, WI, USA

problem #10

Apr 202011

Windstar 6-cyl

  • 94,000 miles
Went to dealer got recall fix and they found ABS totally fried the said it's not cover and will run about 2,500 to fix with no guarantee due to not having wire harness anymore...

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #9

Apr 192011

Windstar 6-cyl

  • 94,000 miles
My 2001 Ford Windstar ABS emergency parking brake and over drive, speedometer, van caught a minor fire, had the ABS module changed when it had warranty still had problems reported it to Ford two years ago before the recall fixed again out of pocket. This time need to take action.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #8

Mar 042008

Windstar 6-cyl

  • miles

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

Vehicle makes a grinding noise on the front passenger side. While turning as well as a hissing noise/clicking noise. Also my ABS light and emergency brake light are always on and they never turn off.

- Spring Hill, FL, USA

problem #7

Aug 102010

Windstar

  • 92,000 miles
ABS light on 2001 Ford Windstar stays on & all odometer functions & radio cease operation & freeze in place!

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #6

Jul 172010

Windstar 6-cyl

  • 109,000 miles
ABS light and brake light on dashboard coming on at the same time. This is intermittent and usually disappears next time the car is started. This started happening after the brake pressure differential deactivation switch (scds) was replaced due to recall. The dealer said that there was brake fluid leakage at this switch when it was replaced.

- Mechanicsville, MD, USA

problem #5

Aug 152009

Windstar

  • 109,000 miles

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

ABS and emergency brake light comes on at the same time while driving in the summer time. It doesn't happen at all in the dead of winter.

- Glen Allen, VA, USA

problem #4

Sep 012009

Windstar

  • 86,219 miles
ABS brake light, brake and trac off light turn on intermittently.

- Bpt, CT, USA

problem #3

May 202009

Windstar

  • 170,000 miles
ABS & brake lights on intermittently. This happens mostly when outside temperature is above 24C. Checked, but the scanner didn't show any of the codes" the mechanic said could be the malfunction of the computer" the problem not fixed because replacing the computer is too expensive and the brake would function ok without ABS.

- Mississauga, 00, USA

problem #2

Aug 042009

Windstar

  • 145,233 miles
The ABS light and brake light on dash come on in my 2001 Ford Windstar. I had the brakes checked out by my mechanic. Can't find a reason why. Lights still keep coming on.

- Casa Grande, AZ, USA

problem #1

May 302007

Windstar

  • 101,000 miles
2001 Ford Windstar has ABS warning light combined with emergency brake engaged light causing intermittent warnings. The vehicle has appx 145K miles on it currently. Have been experiencing dash warning lights that warn me that my ABS system is not working correctly. New brakes, inspection and cleaning. Recently but problem persists. Have not been able to determine the conditions that lead up the warning errors. Based on research through the internet, conversations with local mechanics and other Windstar owners, this problem is not only common but becoming anticipated. It's also my understanding that when the ABS light is illuminated the ABS system is non functional and my braking ability is compromised. Various sources point to a fault in the monitoring system through the design of particular components and repair/replacement is running around $600. It seems clear there was a design flaw in the brake system that is leading to my family's safety being compromised by not having the ABS functioning correctly.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

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