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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,613 miles

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2002 Ford Windstar brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Ford Windstar Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #9

May 222008

Windstar 6-cyl

  • 79,620 miles

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

2002 Ford Windstar cruise control, odometer, A/C temp. Control stopped working; ABS light remains on. The van is leaking brake fluid. I found online that this is a common problem within Windstar owners. A contaminated "brake pressure differential deactivation switch" is the probable cause of this problem and in my opinion Ford should be responsible for this defect.

- Deltona, FL, USA

problem #8

Jan 052005

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,000 miles
Intermittent ABS and brake light illumination. This happens after the vehicle warms up. Vehicle has been inspected by Ford. No codes are found. This has been happening for over three years. Ford has a technical service bulletin #15682 (NHTSA item number: 636312) since 11/2002 to address this problem, but still can't rectify this problem. Ford has a voluntary recall for the same problem on other models from the same year. I have heard of many other owners who have the same problem.

- Stony Brook, NY, USA

problem #7

Jul 072007

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,950 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Ford Windstar. While driving 45 mph, the ABS and brake lights illuminated for approximately five minutes and then began to blink intermittently. The contact turned the vehicle off and then back on, however, the lights continued to blink. The dealer stated that there were no recalls for this failure and informed her that she would be responsible for the repair costs. The current mileage was 79,500 and failure mileage was 77,950. Updated 11/01/07.

- Talent, OR, USA

problem #6

Jun 202007

Windstar

  • miles

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

Tsb data for: 2002 Ford Windstar bulletin number: 15682 sequence number: 636312 date: 20020301 component name: 036400 service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:ABS warning light make: Ford model: Windstar year: 2002 summary: Exhibiting intermittent anti-skid brake system and / or red brake lamp on at times while driving.

- Hutto, TX, USA

problem #5

Jun 142007

Windstar

  • miles
The ABS system shorted out causing the harness and all the connecting wires to melt. I had no warning this was going to happen. My van started smoking, the odometer, speedometer, air conditioner nothing was working. Luckily, I was about 1/8 mile from my house when it happened and was able to pull into my driveway and shut the vehicle off. The van was in the shop from June 14 to August 28 because a part could not be found to replace the ABS harness. The bill for the repairs was over $1,000!

- Paragould, AR, USA

problem #4

Apr 012006

Windstar

  • 52,000 miles
My ABS light illuminates at time. The problem started on the way home from buying the vehicle. It has never been fixed. I was told it was a common problem. Something with the electrical part of the vehicle. Sometimes I can cut the car off and turn it back on for the light to go off. Other times it stays on for days at a time.

- Sanford , NC, USA

problem #3

Aug 172007

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

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

The ABS, brake, and traction lights come on intermittently. Garages have checked it and find no cause for this. It is becoming more frequent and now occurs daily.

- Coeburn, VA, USA

problem #2

Aug 092007

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 131,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Ford Windstar. He noticed smoke coming from the vehicle while parked. The failure occurred a few minutes after 400 mile trip. The contact felt that the ABS brake module harness caused the failure and he disconnected the battery and ABS fuses. As of August 10, 2007, the dealer has not inspected the vehicle. The current and failure mileages were 131,000. Updated 08/29/07.

- Bennington, VT, USA

problem #1

Jul 162003

Windstar

  • miles
While applying the brakes ABS braking system lightwill appear on the dashboard.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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