definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,325 miles

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problem #4

Oct 232003

(reported on)


  • 81,300 miles
The consumer received a recall letter concerning ignition switch failure on 03/99. On 10/21/03 consumer stopped, parked vehicle, took key out of the ignition, and ignition cylinder came out.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #3

Dec 152001


  • miles
3 months ago, I brought our van to the local dealer because the check engine light was on. They said the problem was a faulty spark-plug wire, which they replaced and reset the computer, for $130. A month later, the van started having engine problems, so I had another garage diagnose the problem, and they said there was a head gasket problem, and possibly a cracked head. I took the van to a top mechanic, who removed the heads and had them inspected. Results were that they were both cracked. We never ran the van hot, and kept the van in good running service. We rarely went out of town, so the van was used about 20-25 miles a day. My mechanic says the engine was run hot, and he feels all Ford Aerostars have an inherent problem of running too hot, over time, due to the air/fuel mix during combustion. Our van is the 5th Aerostar they've replaced heads on in the past 2 months. We're out $1400 for this repair.

- Warner Robins, GA, USA

problem #2

Sep 131999

(reported on)


  • miles
Recall 99V029000, ignition system failure. Owner has been waiting since March 1999 for parts on recall.

- Peoria, IL, USA

problem #1

Jan 011997


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Ignition lock and alarm relay failed.

- Simi Valle, CA, USA