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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,656 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.

2003 Ford Windstar lights problems

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2003 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #7

Jan 012014

Windstar

  • 14,000 miles

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

ABS and brake light stays on and all gauges won't stop going crazy. Making by battery die.

- Parma, OH, USA

problem #6

Jun 102009

Windstar

  • miles
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 #5

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 #4

Jun 202007

Windstar

  • 52,000 miles

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

ABS light and brake light always come on in my Ford Windstar. Fire hazard.

- North Branch, MN, USA

problem #3

Apr 292007

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
Exterior brakes lights stay on as though the brake pedal is depressed, and even come on by themselves when no one is in the car. When you get in the car, there is a hot, overheated smell in the car. Several mornings I have gotten in the car to find that the battery is dead, and I have to jump the car to start.

- Citrus Heights, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 292006

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brake lights (all three) are lighted when no one is in car. It like the break lights stay lit after parking vehicle. You go to get in car and find the break lights are on as if break pedal is depressed. Interior of van smells like electric overheat.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #1

Jul 122004

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,500 miles
Consumer stated that brake light worked intermittently. Consumer has took vehicle to the dealer and repairs were made. However, problem recurred. The vehicle was hit from the rear because the brake lights failed to come on when applying the brakes.

- Edison, NJ, USA

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