really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
110,751 miles

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2001 Ford Windstar brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Ford Windstar Owner Comments (Page 10 of 10)

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problem #4

May 252011


  • 136,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Ford Windstar. The contact stated that the ABS and the brake warning lights illuminated constantly. The dealer was notified and informed her that there were no recalls for either failure on her vehicle. The vehicle was not inspected by a mechanic or the dealer. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 136,000.

- Laurel, MD, USA

problem #3

May 162012

Windstar 6-cyl

  • 289,221 miles
At approximately 16:45 after driving 6 miles that day, the Windstar van was stopped and the ignition key turned off. The delivery driver went inside his destination for about 5 minutes. While loading his cargo, he smelled smoke. Looking up, he noticed flames coming out of the engine compartment between the hood and the windshield wiper plastic shielding. Using an onboard 5 lb fire extinguisher, he attempted to extinguish the flames but to no avail. He dialled 9-1-1 on his phone. Employees at his destination also noticed the fire, and contacted the local fire department as well. The fire department extinguished the flames with severe damage to the rear portion of the engine, the fire wall, brake cylinder and glass windshield. The ambient temperature that day was in the 70 degrees range, windows were down in the van, and the A/C system was not in use.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #2

Nov 152011

Windstar 6-cyl

  • 89,000 miles
Brake and ABS light go off and on could smell hot copper wire....code like 11 brake codes all due to ABS module.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 122012

Windstar 6-cyl

  • 89,700 miles
The brake fluid is leaking from the brake pressure differential deactivation switch. I called russ milne Ford my local dealership and where the vehicle was purchased and they said there was no recall, but when I looked it up online it states it is a major problem and could cause a fire. The said it would cost about $90 or so to fix it. I have already put a over $2000 in repairs in the last 2 years on this vehicle. I feel this should be fixed for free being it is a problem that they are very well aware of.

- Chesterfield, MI, USA

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