Gasoline Fuel System Problems of Ford Windstar
Ford Windstar owners have reported 10 problems associated with gasoline fuel system (under the gasoline fuel system category).
#1 - Gasoline Fuel System problem of the 2003 Ford Windstar
There was a safety recall initiated by Ford for corrosion of the engine cradle - 2003 Ford Windstar structure: frame and members:underbody shields NHTSA campaign #11v030000. Ford repaired the left side only, leaving the right side rusted and now several significant rust holes have appeared on the right side. Ford disclaims any responsibility saying that they made the repair properly but I claim they made the repair inadequately. Bad metal is bad metal and regardless of the fact that the holes were discovered over a year later is inapplicable as good metal does not rust through to the point of creating a safety hazard. If the engine cradle fails, the engine will fall from the vehicle, potentially while moving. Gas will spew across the road and a fireball will ignite. Other drivers will either hit the engine, swerve to miss it and hit other vehicles, and/or get caught in the inferno which will cause significant damage, human harm and needless deaths. Ford initiated this safety recall because there was this safety issue and the issue remains. Safety was not improved by simply repairing one side of the engine cradle allowing the other side to corrode to the point of sizeable rust holes being created in a short period of time following the initial inadequate repair. Once a safety recall is initiated, it is in the best interests of the public to ensure that the repair is properly and completely made and therefore that the safety issue is fully resolved. It was January 5, 2013 when this gasoline fuel system issue occurred.
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#2 - Gasoline Fuel System problem of the 2002 Ford Windstar
The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 2FBZA51402_. The owner has a 2002 Ford Windstar. While examining the vehicle, the contact noticed rust along the filler pipe on the driver side of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but the contact was not informed what was causing the failure and the vehicle was not serviced. In addition, while traveling 30 mph, the contact noticed that the front end of the vehicle would begin to sway left to right. Moments later, the rear of the vehicle had also begun to sway from left to right. The contact examined the vehicle and discovered that the front torsion bars were hanging off of the vehicle and the rear axle was partially separate. The vehicle was not diagnosed by the dealer nor repaired. The current mileage was 100,000 and the failure mileage was 65,000. This gasoline fuel system issue occurred Thursday, May 17, 2007.
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#3 - Gasoline Fuel System problem of the 2000 Ford Windstar
The vehicle involved was a 2000 Ford Windstar. 2 weeks after I bought, what I thought was going to be the best car I ever owned, the check engine light came on. Since I'm a single mom with 5 kids, im very tight on money, therefore, I went to the auto part store, put it on the machine, hoping I could do what I did with all other vehicles I owned, buy the parts, go online and read up on fixing it my self. I had just put all my savings into buying the van. The store clerk, gives me a list of 4 codes and the list of possible fixes. I get home go online and found out that not only is it not easy for someone like me to do, but its going to be a good $1200-$1500 for a mechanic to fix. And worse of all, it as been a major issue with this make and model, Ford knows about the problem and even put out a repair kit just for the issue, but still refuses to recall the vehicle after numerous complaints. Well your little kit maybe inexpensive for people who can fix it them selves but when you have to pay a mechanic to do the work its more then a simple repair. If a car as been treated good by its owner, as not been abused and maintenance kept up with over the years, then the only major (above $1000) repairs that we should have, are repairs due to accidents or normal wear and tear. When almost ever one who owes one of them as the same problem, around the same time, then it is a defect in the making of the car and should be the responsibility of the Ford company. The fact that Ford had to come up with a repair kit, is admitting there is a defect with the van. I should have check this website before I bought the van. Do your research people!. It was Feb. 3, 2012 when this gasoline fuel system issue happened.
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#4 - Gasoline Fuel System problem of the 2000 Ford Windstar
The vehicle having this issue was a 2000 Ford Windstar. The VIN of this Windstar is 2FMZA5246Y_. Cel on, ecm throwing p0174 codes, many many complaints on internet of this problem with 3. 8l v6 engine. Apparentnly no help from Ford or dealer to assist customers with a fix for this. Ford what a joke this 2000 Windstar is. No more Fords for me, total lack of support for product failure. The failure date was Thursday, December 1, 2011.
#5 - Gasoline Fuel System problem of the 2002 Ford Windstar
The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Ford Windstar is 2FMZA52492_. The reporting person's vehicle is a 2002 Ford Windstar. Whenever the engine was running and the temperature is very high, the contact can smell gasoline inside the passenger compartment. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer. The current mileage was 65,552 and failure mileage was 48,000. Updated 08/31/09. It was Thursday, July 20, 2006 when this gasoline fuel system issue happened.
#6 - Gasoline Fuel System problem of the 2001 Ford Windstar
2001 Ford Windstar. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle recall
the consumer stated she took the vehicle to the dealer because she received a recall letter in the mail. The dealer inspected the vehicle and informed her she would receive another letter in the mail stating when to return with the vehicle. The consumer stated she has not received a letter. The consumer stated the vehicle is emitting gas fumes. . Updated 04/26/11. It was Mar. 1, 2011 when this gasoline fuel system issue happened.
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#7 - Gasoline Fuel System problem of the 2000 Ford Windstar
The vehicle was a 2000 Ford Windstar. Severe fuel odor gets into vehicle during hot weather condtion while driving or parking. Vehicle been to dealer on four occasions, and problem was reoccurring. Feel free to provide any further information. This gasoline fuel system problem happened on Thursday, July 19, 2001.
#8 - Gasoline Fuel System problem of the 1998 Ford Windstar
Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 2FMZA51U7W_. 1998 Ford Windstar. Consumer states issues with repairs
the consumer stated the gas he put in his vehicle, turned out to be bad, which caused the vehicle shake. (consumers handwriting is extremely illegible. ). This issue happened on 01/03/2011.
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#9 - Gasoline Fuel System problem of the 1997 Ford Windstar
The car involved is a 1997 Ford Windstar. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 2FMDA5248X_. Fuel odor entered into vehicle. The fuel vapors enter into the passenger cabin frequently. Dealer says there are a lot of complaints concerning the fuel vapor odor and that it is only a problem in that locality because of the high altitude. Consumer only experiences this odor problem in the summer. The solution given by the dealer is to run the air conditioner at maximum. It was Sat., Jun. 1, 2002 when this gasoline fuel system issue occurred.
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#10 - Gasoline Fuel System problem of the 1996 Ford Windstar
The vehicle having this issue was a 1996 Ford Windstar. While driving approximately 65 mph windshield started to fog up. Driver rolled down window for driver's door when a "popping" noise could be heard, and flames could be seen coming from vehicle. When vehicle was stopped, heavy smoke started coming from under the hood, and vehicle was engulfed in flames. A fire lieutenant suspected that fire was due to leaking fuel in engine compartment. Vehicle has not been inspected by the manufacturer or insurance company. Please provide any additional information / documentation. This problem occurred on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002.
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Other Gasoline Fuel System related problems of Ford Windstar:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Tank Assembly problems||59|
|Fuel Pump problems||26|
|Fuel Hoses Lines/piping And Fittings problems||12|
|Tank Filler Pipe And Cap problems||11|
|Fuel Delivery problems||11|
|Gasoline Fuel System problems||10|
|Fuel Injection problems||7|
|Gasoline Storage problems||4|
|Fuel Injection Rail problems||4|
|Fuel Injector problems||2|
|Tank Mounting problems||1|