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2.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,647 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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2003 Ford Windstar brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Ford Windstar Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #11

Jun 062008

Windstar

  • 56,687 miles

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

The ABS / brake light illuminate intermittantly, brakes turn on squeel without warning.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #10

Jun 202008

Windstar

  • 58,000 miles
I have a 2003 Ford Windstar. I did a search for problems with my brake and ABS lights coming on intermittently. I have the issue referenced here: www.2carpros.com/forum/41-VT49767.html?postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=400 I am concerned there will be a fire.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #9

Jul 022008

Windstar

  • miles
ABS & brake light goes on and off. Diagnostics say it is the modulator. A week ago there was brake fluid leaking but, now there is no leakage so they can't find the source. They want $650 to fix it!!!! this vehicle my daughter drives w/ her 5 children. We cant afford to fix it!!!! we cant afford another vehicle!!! this not safe and Ford should have to pay 4 it!!!!

- Joliet, IL, USA

problem #8

May 112008

Windstar

  • 57,000 miles

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

Brake, ABS, and other lights come on, drive disengages, van will only run in 2nd or low gear until you turn it off then on again. Very dangerous situation as the van loses power and decelerates. Fuse #1 sparks when putting in a fuse. Blows the fuse immediately. Interior light then will not work. Van is currently being looked at by phil long Ford.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #7

Feb 102007

Windstar

  • 63,000 miles
Brake lights and ABS lights often come on; and made the cruise control fail.

- Penfield, NY, USA

problem #6

Jun 062008

Windstar 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
The ABS light keeps coming on in my Ford van and the brakes get hard to push. It seems to happen more often when the van warms up or the whether gets warm. Ford does not recognize a problem and will not fix it.

- Huntersville, NC, USA

problem #5

Apr 302008

Windstar 6-cyl

  • 53,860 miles

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

On almost every trip the ABS and brake warning lights come on the dash. Dealer stated a problem code C1185 and said the ABS module would need to be replaced for about $800.

- Laurence Harbor, NJ, USA

problem #4

Apr 262008

Windstar

  • 62,221 miles
The contact was renting a 2003 Ford Windstar. While depressing the brake pedal, the vehicle would not stop. The contact noticed smoke and the brake warning light illuminated on the instrument control panel. She had to apply pressure to the brake pedal several times in order to stop the vehicle. She called the rental company and they stated that there was nothing wrong with the brake system. They concluded that the brake system possibly needed to be serviced. The VIN and speed were unknown. The failure mileage was 62,221.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #3

Sep 152006

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,000 miles
: the contact stated the brake and ABS lights illuminated without incident. An independent repair shop determined there was no problem with the vehicle and reset the codes. The lights illuminated again and the dealership determined the ABS master cylinder needed to be replaced. Also, the door ajar light stayed illuminated, but was not been inspected by a mechanic.

- Canfield, OH, USA

problem #2

Jan 272004

(reported on)

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
There were problems with the transmission and brake equipment on 2003 Ford Windstar. The transmission downshifted at a low speed, the vehicle locked up while pulling out of a parking space, loud grinding noises, and the brake pads jumped.

- Port Orange, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 242003

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
There is a noise in the rear break drums caused by moisture. There was a noise in the rear brake. The dealer stated that the problem was due to moisture and not to worry. The transmission was problematic, and the rear brakes had started to not stop properly. The rear brakes were readjusted, and a new transmission was added. The noise in the brakes had returned.

- Port Orange, FL, USA

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