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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,707 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Ford Windstar suspension problems

suspension problem

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2002 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 042011

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


2002 Ford wndstar. Courtesy copy of a letter from the office of the Connecticut attorney general to Ford Motor Corporation re a consumer complaint. The consumer took the vehicle for an oil an change and repairs due to recalls. The consumer was informed that the right coil spring was broken and it would cost $688 to repair. The consumer stated she did some research online and discovered a recall had been issued for broken coil springs for prior year Ford Windstar's.

- Waterford, CT, USA

problem #5

Oct 032011

Windstar 6-cyl

  • 133,540 miles
Front right coil spring broken and left side show fatigue in same area. Vehicle had other recalls due to high-corrosion areas.

- Waterford, CT, USA

problem #4

Jul 072007


  • miles
2002 Ford Windstar. Customer states that the vehicle collapsed in the front end. She states her old Windstar did the same thing when it had a recall. This vehicle has no recall. ** the consumer stated the front end of the vehicle just dropped down to it's tires on one side. The dealer informed the consumer that the front coil spring had broken and they also found an exploded strut bearing. The strut mounts, bearings, coil spring and stabilizer bar were all replaced.

- Duluth, MN, USA

problem #3

Mar 312007

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles


1. driving in good conditions, on highway 25 going North, 2 miles North of highway 5. Saturday the March 31, 2007 at 2:00 pm. 2. suspension spring failure, front driver's side with busted tire. 3. parts replaced and repairs made at my cost.

- Oakville, 00, USA

problem #2

Mar 082006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,700 miles
Front left leaf spring broke and dislodged from base thereby piercing front tire causing a blowout while vehicle was moving. Fortunately, we were not traveling at a high rate of speed when blowout occurred.

- Castorland, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 142005

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles
The contact stated on 7- 14-05 and heard a crash underneath the car, and then heard a thump.. pulled over, the tire was ripped open. The coil spring on the right hand passenger's side broke in half and caused the tire to blow.out. She had to get a new coil spring and bought a new tire.

- Independece , OH, USA

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