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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
88,770 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Ford Windstar Owner Comments (Page 5 of 5)

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problem #3

Jul 152008


  • 121,000 miles


Poor design, placing electrical connection under master cylinder, filled with brake fluid. Caused instrument panel to malfunction, including no speedometer, and left the ABS & brakes warning light on steady. The connecter that got wet from the fluid is charred. This is definitely a fire hazard.

- Neptune, NJ, USA

problem #2

Apr 102008

Windstar 6-cyl

  • 91,200 miles
It appears that I am having a similar problem as other Ford Windstar owners. I have a 2002 Ford Windstar which brake and ABS light continually illuminates. I have not had to replace anything on it yet, but would like this looked into further as it is a problem for many Ford Windstar owners.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #1

Mar 102007

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,183 miles
IżżM reporting this as a fire hazard. The vehicle was in the driveway and began to smoke. The vehicle is in good repair, not neglected or abused. I located the source it was the ABS module and disconnected the battery until I could make arrangements with the dealer. I drove the vehicle to the dealership. The ABS module had failed and burned the wiring harness. There were no warning lamps or fuses burned. I questioned why there was no warning and shouldnżżT there been safeguards in place to prevent such damage. I asked if there were other cases of the same occurrence and the dealer didnżżT know. I asked if there was someone else I could contact and they told me I could call Ford customer care. The dealer informed me that the dealership and Ford Motor Company are not responsible for the damage caused to the vehicle since the warranty expired and that further damage or fire would result if not repaired. A copy of the invoice for repairs is available upon request. Parts replaced: 1L1Z9F924aa - kit- brake repair 2F2Z2C219ba- control 1F2Z2B373aa - valve asy-motulator 1F2Z14290ca - wiring asy the dealer has the old parts I call and asked them to hold them for investigation. Please investigate my complaint and contact me if you have any questions. IżżM also requesting assistance for litigation if possible to recover the cost of the wiring assembly part #1F3Z14290ca.

- Kempner, TX, USA

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