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4.8

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,385 miles

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2001 Ford Windstar transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 242005

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,770 miles

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

On 9-15-05 my wife made a round trip of 70mi. The next day there was a large pool of transmisssion fluid on the garage floor. I had my auto repair check out the sourse of the leak, looked like a front seal on the transmission, I called sunland Ford was told its was out of warranty, this van only has 42,770 mi. The torque converter caused the trans to over heat and, blow the seal, the tranmission shop said this should never happen at this mileage, the trans had been serviced at the required time, when they pulled the pan it was full of steel shavings, I had to have it rebuilt at a cost of $ 1554 this is real hard when you are retired, I sent Ford a letter w/ repair invoice on 9-24-05 they called on a Friday about month after I sent the letter said there were no recalls for my problem, and that is the way it stands as of now ! I see on the complaint search this is not the only complaint, for trans problems and more, they should have to stand buy their claim of "built Ford tough" sorry I bought a Ford.

- Hesperia, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 232004

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My 2001 Ford Windstar van had its transmission replaced at 47,400 miles. The reason that it failed was that the torque converter went and the transmission overheated. I spoke to the service manager and transmission technician about this and the technician said that it was a problem common to this model. I called Ford and was told that there wasn't anything that they could do for me. Transmissions should not go with less than 48.000miles on them.

- Galloway, NJ, USA

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