really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,500 miles

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2001 Ford Windstar brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 162006

Windstar 6-cyl

  • 105,000 miles


Constantly being troubled by the brake/ABS light on the dash board. Upon going to auto zone and checking what kind of code comes up for the problem, I received 20+ codes relating to brakes/ABS problems. I looked up the problem and discovered it was very popular amongst Ford Windstar from 1999-2003. I have a 2001 Ford Windstar and this problem is very troublesome. Upon requesting a quote to fix this problem, I was looking at $2000+ (parts, labor and warranty). It seems the ABS module is bad, and it itself costs $550 just in parts. This problem is persistent among a lot of Ford Windstar and potentially dangerous and life threatening. I would like Ford to take some sort of action and issue a re-call.

- Troy, MI, USA

problem #1

Jun 132008


  • miles
Ford Windstar brake, ABS brake, cruise control, and speedometer/odometer electrical problems * brake light (red) stays on * 15 amp fuse #10 blowing out * fire or smoke coming from under the van ABS ECM area while off. * melted ABS ECM wiring connector. * speedometer and odometer stop working. * cruise control will not activate or deactivates without warning. * ABS brake light (yellow).

- Alhambra, CA, USA

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