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1.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
100,161 miles

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2002 Ford Windstar drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 Ford Windstar Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #7

Apr 142010

Windstar

  • 114,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Ford Windstar. While traveling at speeds of 35 mph, the contact heard a loud popping sound. He assumed one of the tires had blown out but upon further inspection he found that the rear axle had fractured. The vehicle had not yet been taken to the dealer for repairs. The failure and current mileages were 114,000.

- Tarmenage, PA, USA

problem #6

Jan 312010

Windstar

  • 112,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Ford Windstar. While driving 40 mph the contact noticed a loud popping sound followed by a thump in the rear of the vehicle. After examining the vehicle the contact noticed that the rear driver side tire was bent inside the frame. A local dealership informed the contact that the rear axle needed to be replaced. There were no prior warnings. The current and failure mileages were 112000.

- Spring Lake, NJ, USA

problem #5

Dec 242009

Windstar

  • 92,836 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Ford Windstar. The contact was driving approximately 25 mph on normal road conditions; proceeding onto a ramp. Suddenly, the vehicle swayed with a loud noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. The driver reduced the speed rate and pulled over to the side of the road with caution. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer. The failure was contributed to a broken rear axle. The vehicle was repaired for the malfunction. The failure mileage was 92,836.

- Kingston , MA, USA

problem #4

Dec 212009

Windstar

  • 126,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Ford Windstar which was purchased in 2008. She heard a grinding noise in the rear of the vehicle. She also noticed that the rear tires were prematurely worn. When the mechanic was replacing the tires he stated that the rear axle was cracked in half. The manufacturer was contacted; however, they would not take any liability for the failure due to the mileage. There were no recalls for her vehicle. The vehicle was taken to her independent mechanic where the brake shoes and axle were replaced at her expense. The mechanic also stated that the entire back end of the vehicle was damaged due to the cracked axle. The failure and current mileages were under 126,000.

- Jefferson, PA, USA

problem #3

Oct 252009

Windstar

  • 113,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Ford Windstar. While driving between 65-70 mph he lost vehicle control without prior warning. He was able to safely pull the vehicle to the side of the road. Upon further inspection he noticed that the rear axle fractured. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for inspection. The technician stated the rear axle was defective. The insurance company was in the process of inspecting the vehicle. The vehicle has not been repaired for the malfunction. The failure and current mileages were 113,000. The vehicle identification number was unavailable.

- Lakeville, MN, USA

problem #2

Nov 172008

(reported on)

Windstar

  • miles
2002 Ford Windstar rear axle cracked. Consumer thinks that someone should look into this problem with the rear axle. The mechanic noticed the left rear tire was leaning in.

- Waynesburg, PA, USA

problem #1

Dec 102007

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Ford Windstar. While driving 45 mph, the vehicle began to swerve uncontrollably. The contact regained control and stated that the rear axle failed. The dealer stated that there were no recalls for his vehicle. The manufacturer has not been notified. The current and failure mileages were 115,000.

- Akron, OH, USA

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