definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,448 miles

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problem #1

Aug 052004

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,448 miles
On numerous occations when the parking brake is applyed the cable tension will relase when leaver reaches near full travel. The tension will release with quite a snap, well the leaver will remain at full upward travel. When you put the leaver back down and reapply the parking brake it will usual work the second time. This was reported to the dealer who could not duplicate, but did ajust the parking brake cable tension. The problem persisted. Aslo on occation the parking brake would not dissengae fully with the leaver full down. The latest faiure occered when a friend was driving the vehicle. The parking brake was disengaed but after ten minutes of driveing the brakes started smoking and the driver reported that the brakes failed at that time. The incident was reported to the lawrenceville NJ police. The vehicle was towed from the failure location. Upon my return home a week later I was able to drive the vehicle but the rear brakes were noticably weak and metal on metal can be heard from the rear drums. The car will be going to the dealer tomorrow to have the rear brakes replaced.

- Ewing, NJ, USA