fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
94,429 miles
Total Complaints:
7 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (7 reports)
2002 Ford Windstar accessories - interior problems

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2002 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #7

Jan 012003

Windstar LS 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles


ABS and brake light come on and stay on all the time. Ford knows of this problem and should fix it!!

- , phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #6

Mar 182014


  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles

About a year ago the ABS and Brake lights came on. I verified that my emergency brake was not engaged and then asked my husband about it. He looked into it a bit - we can't seem to find an issue. So we Goggled and discovered its probably a sensor going out.

The lights turn off when you turn off the engine. They may or may not come on when you start the car. They seem to come on usually when I go over a bump. Sometimes I see the lights daily. Other times I go a month with no lights. It's random... I doubt there really is an issue with my ABS but I'm glad I don't live where it snows!

- , Cottonwood, CA, USA

problem #5

Oct 012013

Windstar LX 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 172,000 miles

My traction & ABS lights have been on for a while now. They come on and off as they please depending on the weather {rain makes them come on more often}. I haven't figured out the reason yet but have heard that it could be a few things: fuse needs to be changed, sensors behind wheels need changing, or it could be part of the 2009 recall that they found 'nothing wrong' but has now shown up.

- , Antrim, NH, USA

problem #4

May 012013

Windstar 3.8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,000 miles


Brake light and. Abs stay on, at slow speed did not have brakes at all . Ran into curb causing tire and rim damage.

Ford needs to have a recall for this.

- , Fulton, NY, USA

problem #3

Aug 012009

Windstar SE 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

The brake and abs light coming on mostly during hot days is a known issue with the Windstar. You can google this issue and find other sites that report this issue. Looks like there are places on ebay that you can send the module to get repaired and it looks like it is about $50. The issue I have is how to get the compute removed. I tried it myself and I could not get the other ABS components out to get to the computer. I will eventually need to fix this if it is caught during my vehicle inspection here in TX.

- , Georgetown, TX, USA

problem #2

Feb 052006

Windstar LX 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

Ford knows about this problem its the ABS Module that is under the drivers seat next to the tire wall which gets extremely hot. The lights come on in the summer time because that is when it heats up, the module looks like a part of your personal computer and the module melts thus causing the light to come on. There are numerous complaints on this module and its in several vehicles not just the windstar.

- , Marysville, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 012009

(reported on)

Windstar 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,000 miles

The abs light and the brake light are on almost all the time. We bought this used last year as a repo and wonder if that's why the thing was let go. My wife drives it and says there is a problem .she has read lots of things on line and even printed me some off. Since I have always been a ford man,I need help.

- , Farmville, VA, USA

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