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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Ford Windstar electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 142004


  • 85,000 miles


When the windshield wipers are engaged they will either work for a few seconds and quit or not work at all. Dealership replaced the wiper motor twice, and the front electronic control module. But problems still exists. Recall 01V261000 was issued, but this vehicle was not covered under the recall due to VIN. Also, clunking on the front driver side at low speed or when turning left. Dealership checked the vehicle and later replaced the brake rotor. Starter were also replaced.

- Dorchester, WI, USA

problem #1

Jun 282003


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer called complaining about having problems with starter. Vehicle was taken into the dealer, and they stated that there was something wrong with the starter, and some interior damage was done. Consuemr was involved in a collision, and she felt that it had something to do with the starter. Manufacturer was contacted, and they were not responsible for anything because there was no recalls.

- Mechanicsburg, PA, USA

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