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2.1

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,333 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 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2003 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #6

Apr 272013

Windstar 6-cyl

  • 195,000 miles

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

Battery was dead all of a sudden... jumped it and all the lights started flickering... dome light dash lights... windshield wipers came on and they were turned off... driving down the road everything shut down until the gas was pressed and then it all came back on... called several places and no one can tell me what is wrong.

- Fredericksburg, TX, USA

problem #5

Jul 012008

Windstar

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Ford Windstar. The contact stated that the entire electrical system failed. The windshield wipers did not operate, the interior lights shut on and off while driving at night, the power windows would not open or close, and the power doors worked intermittently. The contact stated that there were several instances when children became locked inside of the vehicle. In addition, the instrument panel was inoperable. The dealer replaced the windshield wiper motor however, did not evaluate the vehicle for the other failures. The manufacturer had not been notified nor was the vehicle repaired. The current mileage was 105,000 and the approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Baton, LA, USA

problem #4

Feb 192011

Windstar

  • 135,000 miles
Blend door broken and motor clicking on heater. Won't defrost and no heat.

- Baldwin City, KS, USA

problem #3

Dec 112010

Windstar 6-cyl

  • 1,000 miles

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

Driver side windshield wiper arm loosens about once a month in winter less in spring can do it while driving need 15mm wrench to tighten will not stay tight has been happening since new.

- North Olmsted, OH, USA

problem #2

Jan 102010

Windstar

  • 63,000 miles
Windshield wiper failure parks wipers in middle of windshield and obstructs vision similar issue as the recall for previous year Ford Windstar mini-vans has been taken in for service and dealer claims its a faulty front end (G.E.M.) multi-function module failure and Ford supplies no replacement parts are available this module also causes the interior lights to flash on and off randomly and can cause stalling of the van due to module malfunction and regulation of the charging system.

- Newark, OH, USA

problem #1

Jul 262005

Windstar

  • miles
To the best of my knowledge most states have passed a law requiring motorists to turn on their headlamps during rain storms. I am assuming this practice is to ensure visibility of vehicles. This could be accomplished by one of two ways: 1st-when the motorists activates his windshield wipers, he also activates his headlamps to illuminate. Or 2nd require drl on all vehicles, thus his visibility is always present. I am also of the understanding that the Canadian government requires all vehicles sold in Canada be equipped with drl. The cost of making it a requirement should not be that expensive that sale of vehicles in the usa would be effected.

- Sierra Vista, AZ, USA

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