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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
106,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace controller and cable assembly (1 reports)
2001 Ford Windstar electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 012010

Windstar 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 103,000 miles


Where can I start. The electric side doors work when they want to,The passenger front lock is the same way. The lighter caused the van from starting-had to disconnect the lighter. Don't you love Ford quality. I think my next vehicle will be of the oriental nature.

- , Rock Falls, IL, USA

problem #1

May 122006

(reported on)

Windstar SEL

  • 110,000 miles

Because our car has over 100,000 miles, Ford refuses to acknowledge this problem. I think this is BS. I consider doors opening on their own while you are driving 70MPH on the freeway to be a serious problem. The doors actually unlock and open!! The middle seats are where our children sit. Does Ford really want a "family" car doing this?

- , Orland, CA, USA

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