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2.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,916 miles

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2003 Ford Windstar transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 292010

Windstar 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2003 Ford Windstar. While driving approximately 50 mph the vehicle began to decelerate and would not accelerate when the pedal was engaged. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing where the technician stated the torque converter had to be replaced because the splines were worn. The vehicle was repaired. Approximately two years after the vehicle was repaired the failure recurred. The vehicle was not repaired for the recent failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000. Updated 01/02/2013 upadted 1/7/2013

- Fairbury, IL, USA

problem #4

Jul 182012

Windstar 6-cyl

  • 124,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Ford Windstar. The contact stated that while driving in reverse, the transmission failed without warning and the contact was unable to accelerate. The contact took the vehicle to a mechanic and was told that the torque converter needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 124,000. Updated 08/28/12 updated 09/05/2012

- Martinsville, IN, USA

problem #3

Mar 182011

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,727 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Ford Windstar. The contact stated that they were traveling 70 mph when the transmission failed. The contact allowed the vehicle to cruise off the roadway. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the contact was told that the torque converter failed. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 83,727 and the current mileage was 92,200. Updated 02/22/12 updated 05/03/12

- Deerborn Heights, MI, USA

problem #2

Dec 152011

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,764 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Ford Windstar. The contact's wife was driving 30 mph when the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to a local mechanic who inspected the failure and advised the contact that there was a transmission failure. The vehicle was then towed to the dealer who inspected the failure and stated that the torque converter needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired by the contact. The manufacturer was notified of the failure who stated there were no recalls and offered no further assistance. The failure mileage was 47,764. The consumer stated he noticed his make, model and year vehicle was not included in the recall, with the other Ford models. The consumer stated he experienced the same transmission failure as stated in the recall. Recall# 12V006000. Updated 03/02/12 updated 06/12/12

- Lexington, MA, USA

problem #1

Jan 292007

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,087 miles
-the contact owns a 2003 Ford winstar. The contact's family member and passenger were in tehe vehicle while driving through a traffic light when the vehicle stopped moving forward, but the engine continued to operate. The vehicle was towed. The mechanic replaced the torque converter. There were no previous failures or warning light indicators. The current mileage was 44,000, and the failure mileage was 44,087.

- Elyira , OH, USA

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