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Average Mileage:
70,000 miles
Total Complaints:
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2001 Ford Windstar electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #1

May 152006

(reported on)


  • 70,000 miles


This is one of many problems when I first bought the van within 2 weeks from Pflueger Tony Honda in Waipahu, Hawaii. I told the dealer I want a van with less maintenance. He promised me a reliable van. What a liar! Mechanic checked the diagnostics and was not able to turn off the warning lights regarding the engine and the doors being opened. My doors are all closed. As for the engine, that's another story. It's still needs to be investigated. It won't accelerate good, or it stalls during idling.

The only Ford dealership won't do repair until I pay $250 for the diagnostic testing first before they check to see if it qualifies under the service agreement. They can't guarantee that it will be covered. I can't risk another hefty bill because I'm concerned about paying for the next month's payment. The service agreement was supposed to cover diagnostic testing, but Ford wants cash first. They can't trust their own agreement.

- , Wahiawa, HI, USA

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