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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,309 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2003 Ford Windstar Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #6

Apr 042008

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


Power steering pump makes loud noises that can be heard over a block away. Had pump replaced twice still makes the noise. Replacement pumps were rebuilt. Also when pump makes noise the interior lights flicker but not all of the time.

- Cape May Court House, NJ, USA

problem #5

Jan 192008

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Rainy weather. Power steering failed. Let the power steering belt dry out. Took Ford car to dealer to have it checked out.

- East Tawas, MI, USA

problem #4

Mar 012007

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Ford Windstar. The contact stated that the power steering malfunctioned and a noise was heard coming from the engine compartment while driving approximately 65 mph. All of a sudden, the power steering completely failed. He took the vehicle to the shop and they repaired the power steering. The current mileage was 63,780 and failure mileage was approximately 60,000. The consumer stated wanted to be reimbursed for repairs, however Ford stated will not reimburse the consumer due to the fact the repairs were not made by a local Ford dealership. Updated 09/18/07

- Willsborogh, NJ, USA

problem #3

Jan 192005


  • 35,000 miles


Power steering went out in January 2005. From Jan 05 - May 05 rack and pinion has been replaced a total of 3 times.

- Bowie, MD, USA

problem #2

Nov 132003

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
We purchased the 2003 Ford Windstar in October of 2003. Since that time, the van has been in and out of the shop 5 times because of a loud screeching in the power steering, interior lights flickering on and off (which they told me that they couldn't find a reason for that and that I should just turn the interior lights off so that it dosen't happen), and a thumping in the front end when the wheels are turned sharply. They told me that I should bring the van to the shop whenever any of these things happen since they couldn't figure out what was causing these problems and I have done that. I am currently driving a loaner car from the dealership because the van is back in the shop. I called Ford Motor Company and filed a complaint with them. I need to know why this is happening and what can be done to fix this van.

- Demorest, GA, USA

problem #1

May 012003


  • miles
Nar 05/21/2003 the consumer has made two major safety related repairs (transmission, and steering pull) made to the vehicle over an 11 month period. Please review for further investigations.

- Sterling , VA, USA

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