hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,946 miles

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2003 Ford Windstar miscellaneous problems

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2003 Ford Windstar Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #8

Feb 072011


  • 107,000 miles


On highway (md route 4) off ramp, van suddenly shifted itself into neutral and wouldn't move. Coasted onto very narrow shoulder on blind uphill curve to barely allow other cars to get by. Towed to repair shop. Had to replace transmission with a remanufactured one for $3,300.

- Dunkirk, MD, USA

problem #7

Dec 282010

Windstar 6-cyl

  • 93,000 miles
I understand there is a recall on certain Ford Windstar models in the northern states due to a defective rear axle. I have a 2003 Ford Windstar van VIN: [xxx] which we purchased used in July 2004. From what we were told when we bought it, the vehicle came from Ohio. On 12/28/10, I called a local Ford dealer who ran my VIN through their database and I was told my vehicle is not part of the recall. I was told it would cost $95 for their service dept. To check my rear axle for the defect since it isn't under the recall. I want to make sure my vehicle is or is not part of the recall. I saw a abc news report on Dec. 20th which makes it sound like the recall may be extended to certain vehicles. If my vehicle originated in Ohio, it should be part of the recall. Please help me with this situation. Thanks! information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Austell, GA, USA

problem #6

Jul 202010


  • 42,000 miles
Wife was driving home.turning on our street,15 to 20 mph.heard a loud noise and couldnt steer the van.tow truck driver told us the brackets rusted off the subframe.went to Ford garage they said they had one in 2weeks prior and it was my prolbem.the van only has 42,000 on it.wow..to think I have 3 Ford products in my drive.

- Massillon, OH, USA

problem #5

Jun 192010

Windstar 6-cyl

  • miles


My Ford Windstar LX 2003 doesn't crank over, it is just silent, but all the lights, radio and windows work.

- Montreal Quebec Canada H4c1s8, 00, USA

problem #4

Jun 152010

Windstar 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
55000 miles. Original owner 09S09 recall. Brake switch leaking-repaired before recall.paid $250 ABS/brake lights intermittent, occasional burning smell, rear tail light remain on. Battery dies (on#3) flashing interior lights, radio go out upon braking. Dealer performed recall (wire thing) said need new ECU and hcu at cost of $1800. Have had car in and out of service many times for strange electrical occurrences and warning light problems. Always said can not duplicate. Have seen hundreds of complaints on message boards www.fordwindstarrecall.info, www.aboutautomobile.com/complaint/2003/Ford/Windstar/ABS+warning+light, www.aboutautomobile.com/complaint/2003/Ford/Windstar/electrical+system. From consumers with similar complaints. Feel car is not safe. Low miles, always had scheduled maintenance.

- Mason, OH, USA

problem #3

Oct 142009


  • 112,979 miles
Favor mandarme informacion a serca de los automiviles marca Ford winstar 2003 segun el periodico de hoy van a ser retirados de circulacion por la Ford por defectos de fabrica, les agradeceria mas informacion.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 242008


  • 48,000 miles
It started with the interior lighting coming on while driving, then the dash windows nd radio, battery dying and the outside lighting staying on while keys were out and not working once started. They are all happening constantly even with all the new parts that the Ford garage replaced{battery, switches, alternator, light sockets, etc}.

- Connellsville, PA, USA

problem #1

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

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