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1.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
112,914 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Ford Windstar steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 092012

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles

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

At times when is col, D the ABS and brake light is off while driving, when it gets hot the ABS and brake light turns on and the ABS fails to work. Code C1185 ABS power relay output circuit failure. I got to a stop sign and the road was wet and the van skidded, the ABS did not work. No one was hurt and I have seen all the complaints that Ford owners are having. I don't know if my 2002 Ford Windstar had all the other recalls done, like the brake pressure differential deactivation switch (scds) and the rear frame welds that are breaking up on the chassis of many Ford owners. I would like to verify what has been done to my Ford Windstar that I bought two months ago. I just had the inner and outer tie rod ends done along with the sway bar links at the front suspension.

- North Bergen, NJ, USA

problem #1

Oct 302006

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,829 miles
: the contact stated the check engine light illuminated and a growling noise was heard while driving 40 mph. The vehicle was taken to the service dealer. Computer diagnostics were performed and the code PO174 came up identifying a vacuum leak. The items recommended for replacement were the intake manifold gasket and associated parts, outer tie rod end and front axle seals, transmission pan gasket and filter. The insurer sent an investigator, who verified the service recommendations. The manufacturer was not notified. Updated 12/5/2006 -

- West Sayville, NY, USA

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