hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,760 miles

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2001 Ford Windstar seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 162008


  • 90,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Ford Windstar sel. The contact stated that the ABS and traction control lights would illuminate intermittently. Occasionally, when she attempted to stop the vehicle, she had to exert excessive force to the brake pedal. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated that an ABS module was needed. The vehicle was not repaired. The current mileage was approximately 113,000. The failure mileage was approximately 90,000.

- Lubbock, TX, USA

problem #4

Jun 012006

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford Windstar. The driver side air bag light randomly flashes on and off for 5-10 minutes. Afterwards, it stops flashing and remains illuminated. The contact discovered a recall online for the same failure and called the manufacturer. They stated that his VIN was not included in the recall, even though he was experiencing the same failure. The recall number was unknown. The failure mileage was approximately 80,000 and current mileage was 96,893.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #3

Aug 092005

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
Air bag light was on all the time. Light has been on for 7 days. Dealer said vehicle was not under warranty, and is offered no help. Dealer said the caller will have to pay for it. Manufacturer said same thing.

- Augusta, GA, USA

problem #2

Dec 202004

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,800 miles
The air bag light on my 2001 Ford Windstar remained on indicating a problem with the air bag and safety restraint system. I took it to the Ford dealer and they did a diagnostic and discovered that there was a loose wire in the harness. They had to remove the left front seat console and air bag module to get at the loose wire. They reconnected it. This cost me $256.34 with tax. I did an internet search and found another person that seemed to have the same problem as I did. I wonder if this problem is common and a possible safety issue with all Ford Windstar?.

- Elmsford, NY, USA

problem #1

Feb 092004


  • miles
Air bag light flashed on the dashboard while driving, and remained on until the vehicle was turned off. Consumer was able to drive the vehicle to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic told consumer that warranty expired.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

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