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7.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$550.00
Average Mileage:
118,371 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
  2. design defect, clean engine carbon build up (1 reports)
  3. replace gaskets and seals on intake (1 reports)
2001 Ford Windstar engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #6

Aug 172011

Windstar LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200,000 miles

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

My light will not go off and they said it will cost me about 300 just to fix the light when it defected.

- , Denver, CO, USA

problem #5

Jan 312008

Windstar SEL 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON ABOUT THREE YEARS AGO AND MY MECHANIC HOOKED THE CAR TO THE COMPUTER. THE CODE HAD TO DO WITH REPLACING THE INTAKE GASKETS, WHICH THEN WAS DONE BUT THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT REMAINED ON. MY MECHANIC HAS TOLD ME THAT THIS IS A CHRONIC PROBLEM WITH WINDSTARS AND HE HAS SEEN IT A BUNCH OF TIMES (I.E. THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT DOES NOT GO OUT). I HAVE SINCE HEARD THIS FROM OTHER WINDSTAR OWNERS. WHEN I WENT TO THE FORD DEALERSHIP REPAIR DEPARTMENT THEY TOLD ME THEY DON'T KNOW OF ANY SUCH CHRONIC PROBLEM AND THAT THEY COULD REPAIR THE GASKETS (AGAIN) BUT GAVE ME NO GUARANTEE THAT THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WOULD GO OUT.

I BELIEVE THERE SHOULD BE AN INVESTIGATION INTO THIS PROBLEM BECAUSE, ULTIMATELY, IT PRESENTS A VERY BIG PROBLEM WHEN YOU NEED TO HAVE THE YEARLY STATE INSPECTION. THE CAR ACTUALLY RUNS FINE. IF ANYONE KNOWS OF A CLASS ACTION SUIT PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

- , Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #4

Dec 012010

Windstar LX 3.6L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 145,000 miles

The check engine light comes on. I have had codes checked and cleared and the check engine light comes on the next day. The mechanic says the seals and gaskets need replacing on the intake. It will only get worse and start to run rough and get hard on fuel mileage.

Also, the brake lights on the dash come on. I had those codes read and 9 different codes come up.

Some times I think these vehicles have too much computer ---- on them. Go back to making them simple and they will get better fuel mileage and be cheaper to operate and repair.

- , Park Rapids, MN, USA

problem #3

Oct 172009

Windstar SE 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 149,000 miles

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

The engine light is on and flashes as you drive at 55-65 mph. ford dealer replacer the coil pack & # 5 & 6 plug. The next day It was back in the shop, dealer said # 5 plug was bad, they replaced the plug & as I drove away from the dealer the check engine light came on. It goes back in the shop next week.

- , Daphne, AL, USA

problem #2

Dec 062006

(reported on)

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,000 miles

This is the second time in one year I have had to have the carbon build up cleaned out of the engine. I'm sick of this vehicle. This is the only problem I've had since buying it new but it's a pain to have a repeat problem so soon. It will go on the market after the new year for sure!!

- , Brandon, MS, USA

problem #1

Sep 172006

(reported on)

Windstar SE Sport

  • 73,228 miles

This light just came on friday, September 15, 2006.

- , Burlington Township, NJ, USA

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