Ford Windstar owners have reported 17 problems related to headlights (under the exterior lighting 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 driving approximately 60 mph in rainy conditions, the vehicle began to jerk. The entire instrument panel, headlights, windshield wipers, and power windows failed to operate. The engine warning indicator illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was maneuvered to the side of the road until the rain subsided. After restarting, the failure persisted. The failure recurred twice. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis where a code was not detected. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 155,000.
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2000 Ford Windstar. Consumer states that paint is falling off the vehicle. Also states that the headlight lens covers are faded and discolored.
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Abs warning light comes on then goes off after vehicle shut off for a period of time. Headlights dim and interior lights don't shut off at times for a long period of time. Sliding door and door locks don't work properly at times and power window on passenger side doesn't open at times. Sliding door has opened on it's own at times after the vehicle has been vacated and locked.
I have a 2003 Ford Windstar that is getting water into the left
headlight. The water is causing the headlight to deteriorate and effectiveness. I
find no cracks or breakage of the product and feel that this is a
in Ford material or workmanship. Ford refuses to replace the headlight as a warranty or safety item. So I am asking you to check into this problem with 2003 Ford Windstars. Thanks.
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Headlight assembly has clear plastic lens. Over time plastic has discolored which degrades lighting . Also lamp assembly collects moisture inside unit further degrading lighting this condition prevalent not only on my vehicle but also on other cars I have observed.
See all problems of the 1996 Ford Windstar.
The plastic lens on my 1999 Ford Windstar headlights have clouded (not dirty) with age. The light emitted by them at night has decreased because of that. That has created a safety problem when driving at night. I cannot see as clearly or as far down the highway. This worries me. Ford has declined to replace them for free saying they have no recall on this problem. I work for an organization that has a fleet of Fords. I have seen that same problem in the older Fords. Ford motor company should replace the lens for free. No such problem existed in cars with glass headlights. Thank you!.
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Headlight switch broke off while turning on light switch. Dealer and manufacturer were not notified at this time.
Headlight cover on passenger's side collects water, causing it to fog up.
While driving headlights will go out without warning. 10 seconds later they will come back on. Please provide any further information.
See all problems of the 1998 Ford Windstar.
Headlight covers turned cloudy. Consumer first noticed this in 2001. Even when headlights are switched to bright they do not illuminate the roadway enough to safely see at night.
I was driving on a two lane curving road with the brights on. Without warning the lights went completly out. I was able to pull the switch back to the regular position and they luckily they came back on. I was unable to get a replacement on Saturday because the dealer was doing inventory. The switch also failed several other times over the weekend with the regular headlights as well. I contacted the dealer for a replacement switch and asked him if they had been replacing many of these and he told me yes. I then proceeded to tell him how it tried to kill me and my family. I have metered the replacement switch and it shows readings all over the place as far as resistance, in excess of 400,000 ohms at times. It never would stay completly open. I just wonder how many accidents that this intermittant problem may be responsible for.
Traveling at night with lights on. Activating right turn signal caused headlights to turn off (parking lights stayed on). Turning light swtich off then back on again did not correct. Had to flash highbeams for headlights to turn back on. Testing right turn signal again shut off healights. Again, only way to get them back on was to flash and release hi-beams.
Headlights over the past year have not been corrected. At night dimmer lights have very poor visibilty. Dealer has been notified. Dealer advised that headlight assembly needed to be replaced.
Head light failure.
Disc brakes are warping from excessive heat buildup within the abs brakes. Dealer contacted, and stated the design of car has small brakes. Repair work done at owner's expense. Also, headlights are filling up with water when raining, could cause major problems/speedometer does not work properly. Provide further information.
1998 Windstar headlights are extremely clouded making low beams useless. The headlight are cloudy on the inside and the outside and cannot be polished. The dealer indicated that this was a common problem.
My problem is with NHTSA definition of a problem (daytime running lights too bright in the daytime) and Ford's fix of the problem(disable the lights).
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