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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
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2001 Ford Windstar fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 192004

(reported on)

Windstar

  • miles

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

Failure in gas tank which led consumer to believe that it was a design failure. The fuel pump/fuel filter assembly rubbed on the gas tank from the inside when the tank was full, which caused the gas tank to have a pin hole leak, with the leak the system was unable to pressurize, which caused the check engine light to illuminate.

- Southport, NC, USA

problem #3

Aug 042002

Windstar

  • miles
This is the second time I have had the van in because the check engine light came on. The first time they told me it was a faulty sensor but now they say it is a cracked seal in the fuel tank. When I asked the part's guy when I could expect the part in he told me that there was a "national backorder" on the fuel tank because Ford has had to replace a lot of them.

- Silver Point, TN, USA

problem #2

Aug 232001

Windstar

  • miles
This form was filled out two days ago and I couldn't get the form to do what I wanted. The first report on this vehicle involved a craked ceramic fitting at the top of the gas tank. This report involves a sudden and rapid loss of fuel to which the fire department said could have resulted in a fire and a subsequent explosion. Please refer to my report of two days ago. Thank you.

- Sublimity, OR, USA

problem #1

Jul 152001

Windstar

  • miles
This vehicle was serviced on 7/12 and on the way home the engine light came on. I contacted the dealer and took the vehicle in for correction. Finally determined that a ceramic plug at the top of the gas tank had cracked. Needed to replace entire tank and it was. Two weeks later driving and a big time gas leak developed-fire dept called and vehicle towed for repair. Fire department stated that we were lucky that there was not a fire and ensuing explosion. There was another Windstar at the dealer at the same time with the same problem.

- Sublimity, OR, USA

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