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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,797 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.

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1999 Ford Windstar brakes problems

brakes problem

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1999 Ford Windstar Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #7

Apr 032000

(reported on)

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

When brake pedal was applied during a turn wheels locked up. Pedal was normal, and the brakes did respond. Dealer has been contacted.

- Ft. Gaines, GA, USA

problem #6

Mar 242000

Windstar

  • miles
ABS brake problem; while approaching a stop sign and applying brakes on a residential street, brake pedal went to the floorboard, van kept going and crashed into a parked vehicle. This happened on a smooth and dry road surface. Van is being repaired by the dealership.

- Redford Township, MI, USA

problem #5

Mar 172000

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Leaving a filling station and returning to the street attempting to stop because of traffic the transmission made a grinding noise, the car kept moving, the engine was not reving up but the van kept moving, I steered to the right as much as I could I was almost side siped by a 18 wheeler. After reaching the street I let up on the brake pedal and the van coasted to a stop. I took it to the garage today and they check the ABS brakes but found nothing wrong. It appeared to me that when I stepped on the brake the transmission styed engaged, because when the car came to a stop the grinding noise stopped. The garage did not check the transmission, they felt it couldn't happen. I'm 74 years old in excellent health. The motor was not reving up so I did not have one foot on the gas peddle, as they assumed I did. I tried sat with 1 foot on the gas and the other on the brake and the car would not move. So in my opinon it had to be in the transmisson. If that 18 wheeler would have hit me they would have said the driver failed to stop, and my wife and I would have been dead.

- Jefferson, WI, USA

problem #4

Nov 021999

Windstar

  • miles

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

While driving at about 10 to 25 mph, if consumer puts on brakes or slows down, will experience a loud bang. Consumer says this is a very scary sound.

- White Hall, PA, USA

problem #3

Feb 292000

Windstar

  • miles
ABS module wire burned out; odometer and speedometer did not work.

- San Jacinto, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 171999

Windstar

  • miles
Brakes failed and was unable to stop. Put vehicle in park while moving, and finally stopped on sidewalk, at a school where the problem could have been desasterious.

- Chaska, MN, USA

problem #1

Aug 121999

Windstar

  • miles
Vehicle has been experiencing the following problems: 1. steering column out of alignment, causing difficulty in steering; 2. power steering pump making grinding sounds when engine is cold and, intermittently, when the engine gets hot; 3. ongoing problem with windshield fogging up and dealer is unable to correct the proble;. 4. brake pedal goes to the floor before stopping, causing extended stopping distance; and 5. a loud sound coming from the front of vehicle. Seeking help from NHTSA in this matter.

- Chester Peaks, VA, USA

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