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1.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
102,000 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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2002 Ford Windstar accessories - interior problems

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2002 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #3

May 092015

Windstar 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles

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

They had a recall in 2011 where they put support brackets on the rear axles. Mine did have the brackets put on and right behind the bracket the axle still broke driving down the street at 40 mph where we almost hit another car with children inside her and my vehicle. Ford said the brackets are only warrantied for 12 months. These vans do not need brackets they need new axles.

- Beaverdam, OH, USA

problem #2

Jan 302015

Windstar 6-cyl

  • 156,000 miles
2002 Ford Windstar sel with VIN [xxx], I am the third owner of this vehicle. The ABS and traction control system is damaged and has a recurring warning when the engine is started with the ABS / brake and traction control warning lights on. The person I purchased this van from (2nd owner) stated that he had all the recalls completed on this vehicle however he believed that the defect identified in Ford safety recall 09S09 for the speed control system has resulted in damage to the ABS system computer and/or associated harness wiring or harness connections. He (2nd owner) did not keep the repair orders for any of the recall repairs so I do not have any records to review. I believe that the wire harness, related wire harness connectors and the ABS system computer are damaged resulting from brake fluid leaking and/or corrosion related to the defect found in Ford safety recall 09S09. I believe that the Ford dealership that performed this recall failed to properly repair or identify collateral damage in the wire harness and ABS system computer as noted in recall repair procedure. The vehicle is currently not repaired and the ABS system is not functioning as designed (non-functioning), I believe this is a safety hazard. Current owner: [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Hendersonville, NC, USA

problem #1

Apr 072009

Windstar 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
Brake, ABS brake, cruise control, and speedometer/odometer electrical problems my dash lights are on and off all the time went to 3 mechanic they all checked my brakes, ABS and could not find a problem it goes on whenever it wants stays on for weeks then comes back on while driving this has been doing for over a year. I even put stickers over the lights that I can see while driving. I still think there is a electrical wiring problem it is very annoying. I can not afford to get another vehicle. I see there are a lot of complaint about same problem my niece has one does the same thing and my brother in law in West Virginia his is doing it too so I really thing Ford needs to check into this before someone's van catches fire or hurt some one.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

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