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Car Accelerates On Its Own Problems of Ford Windstar



Ford Windstar owners have reported 20 problems related to car accelerates on its own (under the vehicle speed control category).

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2002 Ford Windstar 1
Failure Date: 01/01/2010

The contact owns a 2002 Ford Windstar. The contact stated that while at a traffic stop, the vehicle erroneously accelerated. The vehicle began to function normally several moments later. The contact also stated that the brake, abs and over drive off warning lights illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was determined that the master cylinder failed and was leaking brake fluid onto the electrical components. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 150,000.

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car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2002 Ford Windstar 2
Failure Date: 04/01/2009

The contact owns a 2002 Ford Windstar. The contact stated that when coming to a stop with his foot on the brake pedal, the vehicle suddenly accelerated on it's own. The vehicle crashed into the rear end of a vehicle, which caused the other vehicle to crash into a vehicle as well. A police report was filed. No one was injured in the crash. The vehicle was towed to a dealer who had not diagnosed the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 125,000. The VIN was unavailable.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 1996 Ford Windstar 3
Failure Date: 07/19/2005

Contact stated on July 19, 05 while pulling into driveway and foot was on the brake the car rapidly accelerated and it ran into the garage. Contact pressed on the brakes and the brake did not respond. When she coming to a stop the engine was raced very fast, and the engine sounded abnormally loud. Contact spoke with someone at dealer's service department, and they did not told her anything as of yet. This was the first time this happened.

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car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2000 Ford Windstar 4
Failure Date: 10/21/2004

Ford Windstar 2000, brakes would not stop the van or decrease the speed. The consumer stated while driving, the vehicle suddenly accelerated. When the second incident happened there was smoke coming from under the van. The dealer replaced the throttle position sensor.

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car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 1999 Ford Windstar 5
Failure Date: 05/09/2003

Engine revs unexplainable, causing unexpected and difficult to control sudden acceleration of vehicle. Extreme brake application needed to stop vehicle during incidents. Has occurred in excess of 20 times so far during the life of the vehicle, nearly causing accident on several occasions. Ford dealer unable to identify the problem.

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car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2000 Ford Windstar 6
Failure Date: 08/12/2002

While reversing, with foot still on the brake pedal, the vehicle suddenly accelerated at a high speed, crashing into a garage.


car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 1998 Ford Windstar 7
Failure Date: 02/04/2001

Sudden acceleration while backing out of a parking space. Dealer notified, and unable to locate cause. Please feel free to provide any further details on this matter.

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car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2000 Ford Windstar 8
Failure Date: 01/02/2001

While releasing brakes vehicle accelerated suddenly and unexpectedly two consecutive times, resulting in a collosion. Vehicle currently at dealer for repairs. Manufacturer has been notified.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 1998 Ford Windstar 9
Failure Date: 07/06/1999

Vehicle experienced sudden acceleration on two separate occasions, one incident resulted in minor damage to vehicle. Mjs.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 1996 Ford Windstar 10
Failure Date: 04/14/1999

While driving in low speeds gas pedal went to the floor and vehicle suddenly accelerated. Braking system did not stop the vehicle which resulted in an accident. Please provide further information.


 
car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 1999 Ford Windstar 11
Failure Date: 02/01/1999

Intermittently while vehicle slowed down or stopped consumer applying the brakes, and vehicle accelerated unexpectedly up to 4 feet, which could have caused a rear end collision. Dealer could not determine the cause of the problem. Please provide further information.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 1996 Ford Windstar 12
Failure Date: 01/25/1999

Vehicle was in collision due to sudden acceleration.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 1997 Ford Windstar 13
Failure Date: 04/20/1997

Sudden acceleration, causing accident.

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car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 1999 Ford Windstar 14

My 1999 Windstar has sudden acceleration while in bumper to bumber slow moving traffic. It will all of a sudden accelerate forward while your foot is not on the brake or on the gas. We have taken it to three Ford delearships and are unable to get it fixed. We have been told this is normal with Fords and the computer shows no problems. This has been an ongoing problem and I am concerned about the safety of my family and myself while driving this vehicle. The transmission has already been replaced in may of 2000. Thank you!.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 1999 Ford Windstar 15

During shifts from 1st to 2nd gear with the engine at idle, at approximately 5 mph, the engine surges during the shift. As a result, the vehicle suddenly accelerates to approximately 9-10 mph. This has caused several near-accidents and panic stops in parking lots and stop-and-go traffic. During normal acceleration with a partially open throttle, this problem does not occur. The vehicle has behaved in this way since it was new.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 1998 Ford Windstar 16

Upon slowing down in traffic and appyling brakes vehicle suddenly accelerated, causing a collision. Please give any further details.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2000 Ford Windstar 17

While driving, the vehicle suddenly accelerated causing the vehicle to drive through a busy intersection. The driver was able to avoid a collision. The dealer replaced several components within the engine. Please provide further details.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 1996 Ford Windstar 18

Vehicle experienced sudden acceleration which caused the consumer to get a speeding ticket. Nlm.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 1998 Ford Windstar 19

While driving at a low speed the vehicle suddenly accelerated forward at full speed, nearly resulting in a collision,cause unknown. Please give any further details.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 1998 Ford Windstar 20

While driving at any speed and when attempting to stop vehicle by applying force to brake pedal, brakes did not respond. Vehicle suddenly accelerated without prior warning, causing unwanted and unexpected acceleration. Consumer has contacted dealer, dealer corrected problem. Consumer currently noticed that curise control was inoperable.


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