really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,788 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

Mar 022006

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,900 miles


: the contact stated that the air bag warning light continuously illuminated. Also, the driver's side seat belt was not clicking closed. The contact researched the vehicle online, and was concerned at the air bag recall information that was discovered. There were two NHTSA recalls, #00V270000 and # 00V412000, however the vehicle was not included in either recall due to the VIN. The vehicle has not been taken to a service dealer or an independent mechanic for inspection.

- Davenport, FL, USA

problem #4

Nov 202005

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40 miles
On 11/20/05 at approximately 10:00 P.M. a deer ran in front of my van. The impact was on the drivers front left at the headlight section of the vehicle. Minor damage was done to the vehicle but the incident caused injury to my wife. The drivers airbag didn't deploy but the passengers did. This caused the airbag to break my wife's wrist in 2 places. At the same time the drivers seat belt locked but the passengers didn't causing my wife to go forward. Both of us were wearing our seat belts. This seems to me that there was some kind of defect in the system since everything happened backwards. At this time nothing has been done to the van but Ford customer affairs is suppose to be contacting me.

- Mount Victory, OH, USA

problem #3

Jan 122005

Windstar 6-cyl

  • miles
While driving a collision occurred.upon impact, air bags did not deploy, and seat belts did not engage.

- Marshall, MO, USA

problem #2

Nov 012004


  • miles
Complaint received via E-mail. My husband had an accident in which our car was totaled. The air bags never deployed, and the seat belts didn't hold him in place. His chest is real sore, and he got whip lash. He is going to the doctor. On the vehicle that hit him the air bags deployed.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #1

Oct 122004

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The driver 's side seat belt unraveled. The consumer noticed a tear between the retractor. The mechanic informed the consumer that the seat belts was not a life time warranty.

- Cave In Rock, IL, USA

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