Ford Windstar owners have reported 22 problems related to car accelerates on its own (under the vehicle speed control category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Ford Windstar based on all problems reported for the Windstar.
The contact owns a 2002 Ford Windstar. While attempting to accelerate from a traffic light, an abnormal sound emitted from the rear of the vehicle. The contact stated that the vehicle suddenly accelerated independently. The brake pedal was depressed; however, the vehicle kept gaining forward momentum. The contact stated that the power steering also failed to operate as intended. As a result, the vehicle jumped the sidewalk and struck two small trees. The contact was able to stop the vehicle by turning the ignition to the off position. A police report was not filed. The contact sustained whiplash and muscle spasms, which required medical attention. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The contact was informed that the subframe fractured, which caused the throttle to seize in the open position. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 11v030000 (structure) and 15v608000 (suspension). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,064.
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On may 24 while backing out of the driveway I was a passenger in my sons car when it suddenly accelerated at a tremendous rate of speed and with a loud noise and crashed into the vehicle in front, which was pushed into our shed. I sustained injuries of 6 broken ribs, bruised lung and contusions to my chest. If not for the car and shed in front we would have ended at the bottom of the hill behind our home. The insurance company, 21st century, did not send a claim form and is fighting paying for this accident.
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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.
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.
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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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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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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While reversing, with foot still on the brake pedal, the vehicle suddenly accelerated at a high speed, crashing into a garage.
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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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.
Vehicle experienced sudden acceleration on two separate occasions, one incident resulted in minor damage to vehicle. Mjs.
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.
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.
Vehicle was in collision due to sudden acceleration.
Sudden acceleration, causing accident.
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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!.
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.
Upon slowing down in traffic and appyling brakes vehicle suddenly accelerated, causing a collision. Please give any further details.
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.
Vehicle experienced sudden acceleration which caused the consumer to get a speeding ticket. Nlm.
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.
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.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Vehicle Speed Control problems||
|Cruise Control problems||
|Car Accelerates On Its Own problems||
|Accelerator Pedal problems||
|Speed Control Linkage problems||
|Speed Control Cable problems||
|Speedometer/odometer Failure problems||
|Speed Sensor problems||
|Accelerator Stuck problems||
|Speed Control Springs problems||