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1.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,509 miles

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2001 Ford Windstar brakes problems

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2001 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #14

Jul 272011

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Ford Windstar. The contact stated that when starting the ignition, both the ABS and brake warning indicators illuminated until the engine was turned off. The failure recurred whenever the engine was in operation. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated the ABS module would need to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000. Updated 02/22/12 updated 03/01/12

- Strongsville, OH, USA

problem #13

Jun 172010

Windstar

  • 127,020 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford Windstar. While driving at approximately 7 mph, the anti-lock braking system warning light illuminated. The contact attempted to apply the brakes but they would not engage. She then attempted to engage the emergency brake to no avail. She shifted into park and coasted off the roadway. The vehicle was towed to a local repair facility where she was advised that the ABS modular would need to be replaced. There were no recalls for her particular vehicle. The approximate failure mileage was 127,020 and the current mileage was 127,039.

- Powder Spring, GA, USA

problem #12

Nov 092009

Windstar

  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford Windstar. The ABS warning light was illuminated on the instrument control panel. A mechanic stated that the ABS control unit needed to be replaced. The dealer was contacted in reference to recall 09V399000 (vehicle speed control). A technician stated that since the ABS failure had no relation to the recall, they would only provide a free remedy for the speed control. The manufacturer was notified, but assistance was provided. The current mileage was 95,180. The failure mileage was approximately 95,000.

- Oswego, NY, USA

problem #11

Jun 012009

Windstar

  • 123,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Ford Windstar. While driving at an unknown speed, the emergency brake and ABS lights illuminated on the instrument panel. In addition, the speedometer and odometer gauges blanked out and other gauges began to sporadically flash simultaneously. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and a diagnostic was performed. The failure codes indicated that the braking system was faulty due to water or fluid entering the ABS connector. Brake fluid was found leaking onto the ABS module as well as fluid build-up in the connector. The ABS module and pump were replaced. The dealer also attempted to reprogram the ABS module, but was unsuccesful. The VIN was unable to be entered into the system. The current and failure mileages were less than 123,000.

- Waterloo, IA, USA

problem #10

Jul 012006

Windstar

  • 90,000 miles
2001 Ford Windstar LX - failure of ABS control module - dealer performed test code 1185 brake / ABS warning lights have been off and on for the last 2 years, just recently they are coming on regularly so that a dealer could identify the problem.

- Brush Prairie, WA, USA

problem #9

Apr 142008

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,000 miles
Car produced a stong sulfer smell and immediately the ABS light and brake light illuminated, the "O/D off" light began flashing, the speedometer died and the odometer cleared.

- Apex, NC, USA

problem #8

Jul 132006

Windstar

  • miles

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

ABS control module under drivers seat which is right next to a fuel line burned up. Also intermittent brake failure from brakes then all of a sudden they work normal.

- Kennesaw, GA, USA

problem #7

Nov 152007

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford Windstar. While driving at an unknown speed, the ABS, track off, and brake light icons illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to a dealer twice, but has not been inspected. The dealer stated that the ABS module failed. The current mileage was 112,000 and failure mileage was 110,000. Updated 04/11/08

- Troutman, NC, USA

problem #6

Jul 162007

Windstar 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
I have a 2001 Ford Windstar 3.8 L and the ABS ans brake light illuminate intermitantly durnig the summer months and hotter weather but does not come on during colder months.

- Mcguire Afb, NJ, USA

problem #5

Jan 012007

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,500 miles
On my 2001 Ford Windstar minivan, at about 62,500 miles on the odometer, the amber ABS light and red brake light illuminated. Was told by the dealer that it was a faulty hydraulic control unit that was leaking brake fluid on the ABS module (estimated repair cost was about $1,100. I had previously researched this problem online, and have found entire forums of Windstar owners dedicated to this problem. Users had cited a fire hazard that is created by the leaking brake fluid on the ABS electronic control unit (one owners van had caught fire due to this on a long trip). I asked about this at the dealership, and they confirmed that this could indeed be a fire hazard. I have pulled the fuses to de-energize the ABS ECU, but because of that, am currently operating with no ABS braking capability. The leaking fluid had also damaged the cruise control cutoff switch, so I had it repaired at the dealership.

- Solon, OH, USA

problem #4

Jul 242007

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles

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

2001 Ford Windstar with intermittent brake light and ABS light illuminated. Reportedly a failed ABS module.

- Camas, WA, USA

problem #3

Apr 012007

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford Windstar. While driving 10 mph, the brakes squeaked when the brake pedal was applied. In addition, the ABS warning indicator light illuminated. The mechanic replaced the flow switch; however, the failure continued to occur. The failure mileage was 45,000 and the current mileage was 51,000.

- Minneapolis , MN, USA

problem #2

Jun 012005

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford Windstar. While driving 40 mph, the ABS and brake lights illuminated simultaneously. A mechanic stated that the ABS sensor failed. No repairs were made. The current mileage was 98,000 and failure mileage was 48,000. Updated 10/23/07

- Midlothian, VA, USA

problem #1

Apr 062007

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 109,600 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford Windstar. While driving 25 mph, the ABS and brake warning lights illuminated. The contact stated that the lights illuminate five minutes after driving the vehicle. The contact took the vehicle to a private mechanic and he stated that a new ABS module was needed. The contact has not spoken with Ford. The current and failure mileages were 109,600. Updated 01/09/08, updated 12/12/07

- Grand Junction, CO, USA

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