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2.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,807 miles

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2003 Ford Windstar brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Ford Windstar Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #36

Aug 012014

Windstar

  • 193,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2003 Ford Windstar. The contact stated that the ABS warning light illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 193,000.

- Vienna, VA, USA

problem #35

Aug 232012

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Ford Windstar. The contact stated that the anti-lock braking system warning light illuminated while sitting idle at a traffic stop. The vehicle was shut off and allowed to reset. The failure was no longer present once the vehicle was started. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to diagnose or locate a failure within the vehicle. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 120,000 and the current mileage was 122,000. Updated 11/29/12

- Mchenry , IL, USA

problem #34

Jun 242012

Windstar 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
ABS light is on.

- Homer Glen, IL, USA

problem #33

Feb 042011

Windstar 6-cyl

  • miles

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

My ABS and brake light are always on when I drive my car: Ford Windstar 2003

- Capitol Heights, MD, USA

problem #32

Jun 102011

Windstar 6-cyl

  • 99,890 miles
2003 Ford Windstar yellow ABS light and red brake lights in dash stay on. Took vehicle to Ford dealership from which I purchased it and was told I need a ABS controller and no recall was ever issued related to this problem.

- Pa, PA, USA

problem #31

Apr 142010

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Ford Windstar. The contact stated that the ABS brake light illuminated intermittently on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop where the contact was informed that computer sensor may have been the cause of the failure. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer had not been notified. The current mileage was approximately 99,000. The failure mileage was approximately 98,000. Updated 01/06/11 updated 03/28/11

- Winnebago, IL, USA

problem #30

Jun 102009

Windstar

  • miles

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

ABS and red internal brake light intermittently light up due to faulty switch. There is an unrelated recall issued for 1998-2003 Windstar but it does not cover this particular problem. Since the recalls was issued have seen that this problem is rampant among Windstar owners. This causes a safety issue as we are told it is just a switch and not to worry but then if there is a problem we are unaware.

- Greencastle, PA, USA

problem #29

Jan 012006

Windstar

  • miles
I am experiencing a problem with my antilock brake and brake light warnings on my dashboard. I have been experiencing this problem since approximately 2006. My particular Ford Windstar has not been included in the most recent recall for such problems.

- Walkerton, IN, USA

problem #28

May 102009

Windstar

  • 77,808 miles
2003 Ford Windstar ABS and brake lite comes on and goes off at times. I bought the car 5 months ago, I don't know if it had this problem before I got the car.

- Summerville, SC, USA

problem #27

May 012007

Windstar

  • 20,000 miles
First and only owner of 2003 Ford Windstar. The red brake light and the yellow ABS light keep coming on on the dashboard during warm weather. No lights are lit during the colder months. I have read that this can lead to fire.

- Hellertown, PA, USA

problem #26

Jul 072009

Windstar

  • 62,000 miles

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

Brake light and ABS light.

- Ralston, NE, USA

problem #25

Jul 012008

Windstar

  • 83,000 miles
ABS and E brake light intermittently.

- Oak Ridge, NJ, USA

problem #24

Nov 102007

Windstar

  • 75,000 miles
In my 2003 Ford Windstar van for the last 20 30 thousand miles the ABS and brake light come on intermittently and randomly. Had it checked at repair shop. They could not detect or simulate problem. Quoted $800 - $1200 to replace switches/wires as possible solutions. In checking with complaint department, this is a very common issue with this vehicle, leading to engine fires. I believe Ford should issue a recall for the issue before more vehicles catch fire, and secondly before the owners of this vehicle pay over $1000 to fix something that is a defective system in the car.

- Citrus Heights, CA, USA

problem #23

May 272007

Windstar

  • 45,000 miles
ABS light and brake lights stays on, cruise control never has worked, have fixed the brakes and the lights are still on. Now I think the 02 sensor I guess it may be the oxygen sensor is out also I think it keep on burning up my alternators, I put a new last year and just had to put another one and I think it is about gone also.

- Missouri City, TX, USA

problem #22

Sep 082008

Windstar

  • 91 miles
ABS and brake light come on when car is running for a while or heated up. Car smells like something is burning.

- Brecksville, OH, USA

problem #21

Aug 142008

Windstar

  • 83,000 miles
ABS/brake light come on and go off intermittly.

- Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

problem #20

Aug 072008

Windstar

  • 58,000 miles
I was pulled over by police for no brake lights. However, the 3rd brake light works. After all the bulbs, relay box, etc were checked, all were ok. I was advised to check to see if any other complaints about both brake lights not working.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #19

Jul 312008

Windstar

  • 70,000 miles
Since the summer began, I have been getting the red brake warning light intermittently. Changed the pads, would still get the light at times. Today was extremely hot and humid. Both the red brake warning light and the yellow ABS light came on. This is a 2003 Ford Windstar. After much research, I can see this is a typical problem with this vehicle.

- Lakewood, OH, USA

problem #18

Jun 012007

Windstar

  • 70,000 miles
ABS (yellow) and brake warning lights (red) turn on intermittently when the temperature is hot or the vehicle (2003 Ford Windstar) is hot. I have replaced front brake pads and rotors and I have had the rear brakes done as well. However, the warning lights continue to turn on. Based on information found on the following webpage (www.fordwindstarrecall.info/), I'm not the only one with this problem.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #17

Jun 102007

Windstar

  • 41,000 miles
Brake and ABS lights go on intermittently on 2003 Ford winsdtar. The lights go off after shutting car off. Brake pads have been replaced recently. No visible signs of brake fluid leakage.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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