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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,802 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.

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2001 Ford Windstar fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 012006

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Car emissions light came on. Then when filling up, gas backs up and spews out past nozzle. Can't get car to accept gas.

- Kingston, 00, USA

problem #2

May 202006

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,611 miles
: the contact stated while driving there was a gasoline odor emitting from the vents of the vehicle. The vehicle was pulled over and the hood was opened for inspection. The plastic fuel line failed where the plastic line connects with the steel line. As a result, fuel sprayed onto the engine. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for replacement of the entire fuel line which corrected the problem. The intake manifold failed. Updated 06/12/06. 8jb

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #1

Mar 282005

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,796 miles
Smelled gasoline and found both fuel lines spraying gas at front of engine. Fuel lines appeared to have disintegrated. Took car to Ford dealership - don chalmers in rio rancho, nm. Dealer replaced fuel lines from tank to engine - had to be ordered from Michigan. Total cost $667.03 dealer retained parts.

- Placitas, NM, USA

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