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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
160,547 miles

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2002 Ford Windstar brakes problems

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2002 Ford Windstar Owner Comments (Page 1 of 11)

problem #217

May 182016

Windstar

  • 134,580 miles

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

Takata recall we recieved a notification of safety recall notice 15S27 of defective rear axle on the vehicle. We having problems with the brakes and that might be the reason we having those issues.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #216

Feb 032015

Windstar

  • 120,000 miles
The ABS and brake light indicators turn on sporadically and remain on until the car is restarted. I have watched for some patterns, but seen few. Cooler weather keeps them off longer and when it is hotter out, then they turn on quickly. I might also drive the car for 30-45 minutes before they turn on, and when I restart the car, it is inconsistent on if they come back on or stay off. This has been happening for quite some time and is now happening more routinely than when it first started.

- Columbus, MT, USA

problem #215

Jun 052014

Windstar

  • 187,500 miles
ABS and brake warning lights keep coming on; connections checked and no apparent loose connections; happens when moving and or sitting still

- Reading, PA, USA

problem #214

May 202011

Windstar

  • 16,894 miles

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

Electrical shorts fire, ac, brakes speel control, locks doors

- Pearland, TX, USA

problem #213

Feb 032016

Windstar

  • miles
I have a code C1185 it is making my van unstable. It starts to jerk as it goes from 40 to higher speeds it's affecting. It turns out that alot of people are having this issue C1185 ABS module

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #212

Dec 052015

Windstar

  • 1 miles
"takata recall" it has the ABS light on and the brakes feel like is going to pop or dont even work in one point im really scare to drive it change the brake boster and nothing fuse sensor for the a B S. and nothing I wish just to give it back to the Ford comp..evry where I

- Wilmington, CA, USA

problem #211

Aug 262014

Windstar

  • 113,326 miles

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

ABS light and brake light comes on and stays on for days at a time then will go off and remain off for a day or two and then come on again. The problem is that both lights (ABS and brake) come on and then will stay on and then go off for various periods of time. Have had all of the ABS sensors checked and they all check good. Problem is annoying and intermittent.

- Oceanside, CA, USA

problem #210

Jun 012015

Windstar

  • 122,382 miles
ABS light intermittently on and off consistantly. Was told as module needs to be replaced

- Lima, OH, USA

problem #209

Jun 012015

Windstar 6-cyl

  • 161,000 miles
Brake and ABS lights on most of the time, myriad codes, hard to even know where to start troubleshooting...updated 07/30/15 updated 9/23/15

- Lower Burrell, PA, USA

problem #208

Mar 122012

Windstar

  • 106,000 miles
The brake and ABS lights on the dashboard come on intermittently although there is no problem with these systems.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #207

Sep 162014

Windstar

  • miles

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

The ABS light comes on and then off a lot.

- New Windsor , MD, USA

problem #206

Apr 102015

Windstar 6-cyl

  • 16,700 miles
ABS brake lite illuminates, brakes appear to continue to work.

- Cornelius, OR, USA

problem #205

Apr 022015

Windstar 6-cyl

  • 248,190 miles
Driving and light comes on and been on. Went to mechanic and said the ABS control needs replaced.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #204

Mar 162009

Windstar

  • 89,000 miles
The brake and the ABS lights keep coming on they have been doing this for a couple of years.

- Shreveport, LA, USA

problem #203

Dec 302014

Windstar 6-cyl

  • 104,000 miles
Just noticed that the ABS light would go on and off, checked fluid levels, fine, and then the light stays on all the time.

- South Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #202

Mar 032015

Windstar 6-cyl

  • 125,000 miles
I try to stop and the ABS would not work.

- Des Moines, IA, USA

problem #201

Feb 262015

Windstar

  • 73,500 miles
The hand brake lights up when brakes are applied when coming to a stop. The light will go off and then back on again when brakes are applied again.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #200

Feb 012015

Windstar 6-cyl

  • 92,205 miles
The ABS sensor light comes on after a minute of driving. Sometimes the emergency brake light will come on when braking. This happen to me after putting in new wheel bearings. Then I put in new ABS sensors still have problem. Alot of other people on the internet are having same issue as me. The I put in speed control deactivation switch. Still have same issue.

- Farmington, MN, USA

problem #199

Feb 192014

Windstar 6-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
ABS light and traction control light illuminates after driving forward 150 yards. Heavily salted Chicago streets have caused corrosion under car. Suspect ABS failure due to salt and water corrosion in electrical connectors. High amperage ABS electrical wires could short- out and cause a fire; an environmental, pollution and safety issue.

- Alsip, IL, USA

problem #198

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

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