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2001 Ford Windstar brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 012008

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


This even has happened many a times, since '07 when I purchased the vehicle. The brake pedal seems to get stuck/or doesn't release all the way. I purchased the vehicle and was told it had new brakes; but now I need brakes.. in the beginning I had repairs done to it because the airbag light would not go off, and the cruise control would not turn on... the cruise control issue has started again, and I feel it is because the brake pedal is sticking. I can put my foot under it and raise it and most times this is the remedy for the situation. This brake pedal fault has now lead me to buy a portable power supply aka portable jumper cables, because of this happening and the brake pedal is staying pushed in far enough that the brake lights stay on and drain the battery dead... which has happened more then 10 times.. I was at an event last night when I stated I had to go make sure the brake pedal had not came back down and put the rear lights back on; on my vehicle; when the young man I as speaking to, stated "our car does the same thing".. I then asked what kind is it, the result is we both drive Ford Windstar '01 vehicles.. I am sure that there are not only two cases of the malfunction... and yet I do not find here in the recall list. If there is another was to find out or if there is an recall for the function please inform me.

- Lorain, OH, USA

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