really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,223 miles

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2003 Ford Windstar seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 232015

Windstar 6-cyl

  • miles


I'm having problems with a 2003 Ford Windstar van I purchased. The mileage is 081206.3. the ABS and brake lights are on and the sliding doors on both the driver and passenger will not open from the inside of the van. The doors on the sides and back are very hard to open from the outside as well. The cruise control will not turn off unless you hit the brakes. The seatbelt are making a horrible squeaking noise and don't really roll up right. I'd like to find out how to get a list of recalls for this vehicle. To me these are major safety concerns that need to be addressed. Thank you

- Walters , OK, USA

problem #4

Mar 262015

Windstar 6-cyl

  • 175,000 miles
After looking up all of the service reports on this vehicle, I am beginning to recognize that Ford has some explaining to do. We have a large amount of service reports on our vehicle alone that our dealership is not reporting. We have paid more for service repairs than we did paying for the vehicle. Our ac/heat just clicks w/O working, power windows front and rear do not work, power door locks, leaking roofs, leaking doors, ABS lights on, engine lights on, traction control light on, engine sputters even after two complete old fashioned tune-ups, cowl broken, front and rear axles severely cracked, sub-frame cracked, rear wiper does not work properly, brakes need constant repairs, electrical shorts everywhere, head lights, fog lights, brake lights all need constant replacements, alternator was replaced 6 times in one day because they were all faulty, brake switch under brake pedal needs constant replacement, constant wheel alignments, wheel sensors missing or broken, power seat broke and the dealership told us that it was petty to have it fixed even with a height difference between drivers, control modules replaced, multiple expensive sensor failures, spark plugs with wires replaced at least twice, starter replaced, parking brake needs to be watched for slippage because it can't hold on hills, interior lights blink in a pattern while driving, can't haul it's own tailgate, battery replaced multiple times by dealership, power mirror switch broke, many more expensive repairs have been done at our cost, P0302, P0305, P0316, C1235, C1185, C1198, C1194, C1254, C1246, C1250, C1242, C1214, C1210, C1103, C1410, C1404, B1318. We were told by many service departments a while back that these codes were not important. They cleared the codes every time. Their response to these codes were to clear them every single time. We only have one vehicle and this is it. I am a mom w/children.

- Reston, VA, USA

problem #3

Sep 222014

Windstar 6-cyl

  • 146,000 miles
Driving East bound at 35 mph when a vehicle turned in front of me and I had a direct hit on the right side of his vehicle. I hit the steering wheel with my chest. The seat belt did not hold me back and neither air bag deployed.

- Plainview, TX, USA

problem #2

Feb 012014

Windstar 6-cyl

  • miles
I believe the seat belts in my Ford Windstar do not retract properly. I believe this to be a defect with the van and Ford will not look into the issue without charging me a fee. There was a seat belt recall in the past on some Ford Windstar but Ford claims it does not affect this model. This issue affects primarily the middle and rear row of my van and possibly the front seats as well.

- Absecon, NJ, USA

problem #1

Aug 082008


  • 60,114 miles
When starting car airbag light cont' on. Cont' problem pretention retractor replaced-working. No old parts returned to me.

- Johnstown, PA, USA

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