hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,273 miles

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2000 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #11

Feb 212012

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The contact owns a 2000 Ford Windstar. The contact stated that the sliding doors would periodically lock and not unlock. The failure alternated between each rear sliding door. The vehicle had not been to the dealer. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 177,000.....updated 06/18/12

- Shelby Township , MI, USA

problem #10

Jan 012012


  • 130,000 miles
The rear sling door has door latches locks linkages problem it does not close all the way the door latches do not latch and lock all the way close make it unsafe that the door could open at any time from 0 to 75 mpr it's a 2000 Ford Windstar and I called Ford and ask about the rear axle recall and did not want to fix my rear axle at all or any of the recalls that it has.

- Griffin, GA, USA

problem #9

Oct 092010

Windstar 6-cyl

  • 200,000 miles
I own a 2000 Ford Windstar. I have recently had my ABS brake light go on and stay on, along with my traction control light also staying on and finally, my speedometer no longer works above 40 km per hour. All of these happened exactly the same time. I took it into Ford and they are saying I need a new ABS module but after reading about their ABS recall issues and much written about how this problem is very common, I am inclined to think Ford should fix this problem. Hence my complaint to you guys.

- Orleans, Ontario, Canada, 00, USA

problem #8

Oct 252009


  • 110,000 miles


The contact owns a 2000 Ford Windstar. The contact stated that when the cruise control was turned off, the vehicle continued to travel at the speed it was moving when the cruise control was activated; he had to depress the brake pedal to slow it down. The vehicle had not been inspected or repaired for the failure. Also, the front and rear coil springs broke; the vehicle was taken to a local repair shop where it was repaired. Furthermore, the locks on the rear sliding doors did not function intermittently. The failure mileage was approximately 110,000 and the current mileage was approximately 130,000.

- Sterling Heights, MI, USA

problem #7

Oct 102009


  • miles
I own a 2000 Ford Windstar. On 10/10/09 at 74666 miles I had the driver's actuator lock assembly replaced. It didn't properly work for almost a year but I could get into the car manually. On 10/21/09, I had the sliding right passenger door actuator replaced. I had to wait to replace them due to financial reasons. Once, the passenger door went I knew that I couldn't hold off any longer. In all my driving years, I have never had to replace the actuators on any of my vehicles.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #6

Nov 252009


  • 157,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Ford Windstar. While attempting to enter the vehicle neither the passenger or driver side sliding doors could be unlocked. The vehicle has not been inspected nor repaired by the dealer. The current and failure mileages were 157000. Updated 1/4/10

- Olympia, WA, USA

problem #5

Oct 282009


  • miles


Rear axle broke in 2 pcs.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #4

May 102008


  • 125,000 miles
I purchased this vehicle about 2 years ago and began having problems right away. The ABS light comes on and goes off quite often. At about 125,000 miles I had problems with the brakes and could not drive the car. My O/D light also began to flash and my speedometer jumped up and down while I was driving. I took it to a shop and had to have a speed sensor replaced. A day later the problem happened again and I had to have the sensor replaced again. The ABS light began to come on again a few days later. Now I have a light on the panel (the master lighting switch). When I turn off the headlights and parking lights, the parking lights come back on. I used to be able to turn them off and sometimes they would stay off, but now I have to disconnect the battery every time I park and reconnect it to drive the car. Also, one by one, all of the power locks are going out. The only one that works correctly is the one for the rear door (trunk). The rear windows can open, but sometimes it takes days of trying before I can get them to close again.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 102004


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Ford Windstar. When the vehicle was purchased, all the door locks operated properly. However, at 60,000 miles, the doors do not lock and cannot be opened from the passenger compartment. In addition, the interior lights fail to illuminate when the doors are opened. Furthermore, the cruise control cannot be deactivated unless the brake pedal is depressed. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Dearborn, MI, USA

problem #2

Nov 012004

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles
The consumer stated 2000 Ford Windstar was having multiple problems. The fuses blew out, the lights were blinking on and off, and the odometer/speedometer werenot working. The mechanic that looked at the car suggested that it may be an electrical problem. While driving the lights wereblinking on and off. Consistently, kept the dashboard not illuminated. They have even tried to leave the air off to see if this would help the fuses not to blow out. There were lights on the dashboard that when lit up wthe fuse blew out.. the ABS light came on when the fuse blew out. The rear defroster didn't work nor did the rear air vents. This was not a safety condition for the owner to be traveling with child who has major health issues. The owner has not taken the van to the dealership because she could not afford the cost of labor and service charges. The owner has had a small problem contacting the Ford manufacturer, but that was now resolved. She was planning on contacting them today. The driver's side door will not lock or unlock with the remote. The cruise control was not working.

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #1

Oct 012003

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
The power door lock on the driver's of my 2000 Windstar will not operate. It gets stuck in the locked position and will not unlock with the remote key fob. The Ford dealership suggests replacing the accuator at a cost of $250. This has been non-functional since late 2003.

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

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