really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,333 miles

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problem #3

Nov 182003

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
Electrical problems with 2002 Ford Windstar. Back window on passenger side does not work sometimes. All the warning lights on the dash will start going on and off by themselves at no specific time. When turning on the turn signal they will go on off frequently. While driving down the road and this happens van has shut off twice. Power locks sometimes will not work. Interior lights sometimes will not work. All this began to happen when van reached 30,000 miles and warranty ran out. The dealer has not been co-operative because we chose to take our van elsewhere for regular scheduled maintence. Dealer also told me that Ford would not help because I didn't honor them with my maintence. I am really frustated. My husband is an electrian and also owned his own auto shop for years. He say's this electrical problem is impossible to trace. Is it going to take someone getting seriously enjured or loss of life for Ford to realize that there is a definate electrical problem in my van. I know other people who have the same problem and can't get any where with Ford.

- Camden, OH, USA

problem #2

Dec 142003


  • 20,000 miles
Vehicle caught on fire while parked in the driveway. The fire started from under the dashboard. Fire department indicated that the fire was caused by the electrical system.

- Montrose, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 012002

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
Brake lights do not work on intermittent basis. At night this can be detected when the dash light goes off. In the day, you don't know. Other odd symptems are that when the ignition is shut off the door locks think the key is still in the ignition and won't lock the doors manually. The locks pop back open.

- Richmond, VA, USA