pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
115,417 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
  2. disconnect defective switch (1 reports)
  3. we paid for it (1 reports)
1995 Ford Windstar accessories - interior problems

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1995 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #6

Jun 162008

Windstar V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,500 miles


I even went as far as to file the 4 connections I found on the sliding door, yet the is a recurring problem that happens every several weeks

- , Seymour, CT, USA

problem #5

Apr 152008

Windstar GL 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 137,000 miles

I have been plagued for several years with the intermittent door ajar issue, but finally reached a new low when the signal stayed on, along my lights and that damn audible alarm that pierces your brain in a short period of time. I decided to look on the internet for some wiring assistance, to help track down the problem, and found many helpful hints at Autobeef. What I ultimately found was a defective switch on the drivers side, and disconnected it from the system. No more problem for now, until the passenger door switch goes bad for good as well. Here is a brief description on how to tackle this repair. Remove the plastic piece that is located upper right on the drivers side and upper left on the passenger side, by prying it with a flatblade screwdriver. Minimal force is needed to get this to pop out. Next remove the plastic assembly that holds the window and door lock controls, by prying on the side toward the door hinge. Remove the phillips head screw located near the door latch and the one located on the lower corner away from the hinge. Lift the entire door interior piece upward, until it is free from the door frame, and feed the plastic switch assembly down through the gap where the wires run come out of the frame area. Set the door interior piece of to the side, being careful not to break the fragile plastic mounting pieces in the process. The offending door switch is located on the door locking mechanism, outside center on the door, and can be reached by pealing away the black barrier from the door frame, and reaching inside following the wire harness to the connector. The door sensor switch connector requires you to squeeze a release point on one side before you can disconnect it. Once removed, the sensor is out of the circuit, and the alarm and lights should shut off. If they do not, then you may need to do the same thing on the other door. Keep in mind while you are troubleshooting this problem that there are several places to have the same net effect of the alarm on and the lights staying on all of the time, so it may take you a while to isolate the root cause. Hopefully this will help shorten up your troubleshooting time, and avoid further damage to the door parts. As a side note, I found the window guides for both doors resting comfortably in the bottom of each door, instead of their position coming out of the factory. I will never by another Ford van again in my life, and will most likely shy away from Fords altogether in the future. They just don't build a quality vehicle anymore.

- , Cedar Rapids, IA, US

problem #4

Jun 042006

(reported on)


  • 160,000 miles

When we turn the headlights on they only sometimes turn off. If we can't get them to turn off then we have to unhook the battery. Talk about a real pain in the ass. We had the panel changed in our van and now the wipers only work sometimes. The washer fluid works when it wants too, the door ajar goes off and on, the cruise control no longer works. The place that repaired it or so they thought doesn't know what's wrong with it.

- , Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada

problem #3

Dec 242006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles


I can't believe Ford says this is rare...I guess they haven't read all the complaints. The ding ding ding is driving me mad! All the doors are shut tightly yet the horrid thing just keeps going off. I tried the WD4D and it works sometimes, the other times I don't bother going where I need to go. I refuse to pay Ford another penny to fix it. I will instead sell the car and let the buyer know what he or she will encounter and purchase another car not made by Ford. Ford should be ashamed, this is my first and ONLY Ford vehicle.

- , Georgetown, KY, USA

problem #2

Oct 302006

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

I never buying another Ford.

- , Reynoldsburg, OH, US

problem #1

Feb 212006

(reported on)

Windstar LE

  • 40,000 miles

When we'd had the car for 5 months the open door indicator light wouldn't shut off, no matter what we'd do. And the warning bell kept dinging as we drove. That stopped after a couple of weeks. About 3 years later it did it again, only it never stopped and added a few more tricks. If we turned on the lights the dome light would come on. The turn signals wouldn't work. The warning bell never shut off. Headlights might or might not work.

- , Portland, OR, USA

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