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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
132,088 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Ford Windstar suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Ford Windstar Owner Comments (Page 8 of 8)

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problem #3

Apr 092002

(reported on)


  • miles


While driving there is a loud grinding noise when making a sharp turn or when there is cold weather.

- Rodchester Hills, MI, USA

problem #2

Sep 022001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated arm rest on the passenger side of the vehicle is broken, cause unknown. Clunk noise in front end while turning or accelerating from a stop, can also be felt with vibration, passenger side dash area hanging. Both sliding door rubber stops missing, driverside sliding door stop replaced. Grinding noise in rear when applying brakes. When heat is on vent smells like something is burning. Wipers will not clear windshield, washer solvent sprays in one spot. Normal operation.

- Armada, MI, USA

problem #1

Nov 272001

(reported on)


  • miles
I am very concerned for the safety of my family, because of an undiagnosed humming noise in my 2001 Ford Windstar. The noise is a high pitched, humming sound that occurs sporadically, and intermitently, every time we drive the vehicle. The noise can occur while the vehicle is in park, and when the vehicle is in motion, but the noise never fails to occur, intermitently, while the vehicle is on. The noise is loud enough to be heard above the radio at normal volume. It occurs frequently, usually in 30 second spurts, and 3 to 5 minute intervals. We just purchased the vehicle a month ago. I have noticed the sound ever since. At first, I thought it was the sound of the wind howling. I have taken it back to the dealership twice (ed schmid Ford). The dealership also detected the noise, but failed to diagnose and solve the problem. It sounds like a faulty mechanical/operational noise, rather than a squeak and rattle noise.

- Detroit, MI, USA

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