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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,250 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 lights problems

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2001 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #8

Oct 012014


  • miles


The contact owns a 2001 Ford Windstar. The contact stated that the rear brake lights failed to illuminate whenever the brake pedal was engaged. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the brake light fuse and both bulbs had to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure persisted. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The vehicle had not been repaired the failure mileage was unavailable.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #7

Jul 252011


  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford Windstar. The contact stated that the rear center brake lights would illuminate for hours at a time and would not shut off. The vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic and the mechanic stated that the failure may be due to a sensor, but he was not sure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 125,000.

- Prescott, AZ, USA

problem #6

Nov 062010


  • 126,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford Windstar. The contact was driving approximately 35 mph when the vehicle surged forward until he abruptly applied to the brakes. The failure also occurred while the contact was stopped with the brakes depressed. In addition, the brake light would intermittently illuminate while the vehicle was shut off. The vehicle was not taken to have the failures diagnosed and was not repaired. The contact stated that neither failure occurred until after the vehicle was repaired under the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number: 10V385000 (suspension:rear:axle:non-powered axle assembly). The failure and current mileage was 126,000.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #5

Aug 012010


  • 150,000 miles


I own a Ford Windstar 2001. Concerned that the ABS lights on and brake lights are always on- they will not come off and the hand brake is down.

- Santa Fe, NM, USA

problem #4

Jul 042008


  • 40,000 miles
2001 Ford Windstar, ABS light and brake light constantly coming on. Mechanic says there are over 11 codes showing up. This is the third time I've attempted to have this problem fixed, nobody can fix it, just keeps happening. I've heard about fires occurring and am worried about the safety of my family.

- Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #3

Nov 132006

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 35mph on a street in rainy weather, the brake warning light illuminated. A bystander alerted the contact that the rear brake lights were inoperative. Upon initial inspection the contact determined the rear brake wiring harness was wet and corroded from rainwater and it needed to be replaced. The dealer and manufacturer were alerted.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #2

Jun 072004


  • miles
My 2001 Ford Windstar- brake lights stay on. Vehicle is in park and turned off. Must pull up on the brake pedal to make the lights turn off.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 012004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My 2001 Ford Windstar brake lights remain on once the vehicle is in park and turned off. I must pull up on the brake pedal to make the lights turn off. I had the car serviced at a private mechanic 4 times now and the problem has not been corrected. Is there any known recalls/problems with Ford brake lights??

- Seaford, NY, USA

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