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8.3

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$0.00
Average Mileage:
120,000 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (6 reports)
2001 Ford Windstar electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 082012

Windstar 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

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

-Upon re-start, motor run@ 2000 RPM w/ motor coming down to idle on it's own, then raised & held @ 3000 RPM for 3-5 min and item was shut down.

Motor was restarted w/ motor now coming down to 500 RPM - CHUGGING, unable to run without having to add fuel

- , Almonte, ON, Canada

problem #5

Dec 142010

Windstar LX 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,000 miles

Battery light comes on when it's cold. ABS and brake lights come on. Head lights dim and then come back on bright. Finally car stops in the middle of the road. Battery tests good, alternator tests good. Car starts back up an hour later and runs fine.

- , Miami, FL, USA

problem #4

Sep 012009

Windstar Limited V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 158,000 miles

When driving, locks would go up and down by themselves, floor and rear overhead lights would flash off and on, looked like a disco light show! Passenger side windows stopped working completely and front passenger door does not unlock when unlock button is pressed. After about a month the locks and lights stopped, have no idea why. To this day, the windows do not open and the front passenger door does not unlock when unlock button is pressed. It won't lock either, have to manually press it down to lock and to unlock, have to reach across the vehicle to pull the handle to open door. Just live with it because I can't afford a new one right now!

- , Glen Arm, MD, USA

problem #3

Jul 012009

Windstar Limited V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 155,000 miles

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

At first the overhead lights never went out. Didn't realize until had repeated dead battery. Removed overhead light bulbs, still out a year later. Repair shop said electrical problem expensive to find.

- , Glen Arm, MD, USA

problem #2

Oct 012009

Windstar V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

The flashing lights, dinging, and door locks going up and down are scaring my kids! They need poltergeist therapy. At night people next to me think I'm crazy. Plus my dummy lights are all on most of the time. The mechanic said its an electrical problem but had no solution. For the sake of sanity- please help.

- , Lincoln, NE, USA

problem #1

Dec 202007

Windstar V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

I feel like my 2001 Ford Windstar is possessed !!!!!!!!!!! The buzzers all go off and on and off, the locks go up an down constantly, the interior lights go on at will, especially when I apply the breaks. The safety blinker on the drivers side mirror goes on and off at will. The door open light stays on and now the check engine light is on all the time. I am so sick of it. I had it in 4 times while under warranty and they adjusted doors etc and it would quit for awhile and then start up again. Now it has started again and I am at my witts end. If anyone has any suggestions it would be greatly appreciated.

- , Knoxville, IA, USA

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