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2.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,192 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #6

Apr 012011

Windstar

  • 50,000 miles

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

Check engine light on - 2002 Ford Windstar - seems to be common complaint online service bulletin issued in 2003 - diagnostics says it's the O2 sensor, this is not the case vehicle idles erratically at stops - some hesitation - now hesitates and runs bad in rain I've replaced the transmission twice - engine once - crappy vehicle.

- Pomfret, MD, USA

problem #5

Mar 152010

Windstar 6-cyl

  • 90,500 miles
Acts like dying but surges forward with brake on.

- Sullivan, MO, USA

problem #4

Nov 182008

Windstar

  • 93,649 miles
Check engine light on, not running smoothly. Diagnostic codes P0171 & P0174, once PCM memory is reset runs fine for about a hundred miles, then issue starts again. Dealer unable to determine problem.

- Port Huron, MI, USA

problem #3

Jul 232004

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles

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

When coming to a stop sign engine stalled. Lost steering and brakes. Used emergency brake to stop van. Stuck in middle of intersection. Van was still in drive. Put van in park and was able to start van fine. Towed to dealership. No check engine light ever came on. Dealer can find nothing wrong.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #2

Sep 092003

Windstar

  • miles
Engine service light came on, indicating a failure in the engine not running smoothly. Dealer changed oxygen sensor and other parts; but problem still occurred.

- Riverdale, GA, USA

problem #1

Jan 012003

Windstar

  • 20,000 miles
The vehicle failed to start, the dealer stated the engine was damaged.

- Hillsboro, OR, USA

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