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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
81,667 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. replace gasket (1 reports)
2002 Ford Windstar engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 012012

Windstar LX 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles


I take good care of my car don't beat on it. I have a kid, don't work full time anymore because of it. paid a lot of money for this car from the dealership, I really thought this car would last me 5 or 6 years. only had the car 2 years and this happened so now what do I do put the money out to fix the head gasket and hope that nothing else happens, that the car will be good no more problems? or start looking for another car? this time I don't have the money saved to buy a so called good car again, I just have enough to buy someone else's headache. I don't want to finance a new car because with this encomy you never know if your going to have a job tomorrow. then someone comes and takes your car because you couldn't make the payment. I saw this happen to too many people where I live and I don't want that to happen to me . So thank you ford for making an unreliable ford windstar lx 2002 that just made me sick and so disappointed . I Will Never Buy Another Ford Again !

- , Keansburg, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jan 022009

Windstar SEL V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

This car is prone to head gasket problems. Stay away!

- , Marshfield, MA, USA

problem #1

Nov 232007

Windstar LX 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

65,000 miles, maintained and head gasket goes. Another feather for the great American product known as FORD.

- , Fishkill, NY, USA

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