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Power Window Problems of Ford Windstar



Ford Windstar owners have reported 18 problems related to power window (under the visibility category).

car image   Power Window problem of the 2003 Ford Windstar 1
Failure Date: 03/12/2012

2003 Ford Windstar minivan vehicle had been driven to a workplace and parked for the day. Upon entering the vehicle to travel home, driver started vehicle normal and attempted to shift automatic transmission into gear to move from the parking space. The transmission would not engage into either drive (forward) or reverse (backward). Vehicle was towed to a garage and then to a transmission shop. Estimate to repair the transmission exceeds $2500. The transmission had shown no signs of slippage or other visible, audible and/or shifting issues. Since the incident, I have done online researched and found literally hundreds of similar complaints and incidents on this vehicle model. We have also have repeated electrical problems with this van. Interior lights come on and go off for no reason. Interior lights blink while driving in daytime or nighttime. Sometimes the rear power wing windows open. . . Sometimes they do not. Service lights come on and off including brake and abs system lights, service engine lights, and others. We are thoroughly disappointed with this vehicle.

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car image   Power Window problem of the 2003 Ford Windstar 2
Failure Date: 09/01/2010

Lights turn on and of inside the car. The abs light and the brake light on and off. Windows stop working get stuck.

car image   Power Window problem of the 2001 Ford Windstar 3
Failure Date: 02/23/2010

Vehicle was purchased in November 2009. I first began having problems with the abs/brake light coming on, in February 2010. The next incident was the power windows on drivers side and back window would not role down. The next incident was the heater wont work. A recall and repair was done on the rear subframe 11s16 in April of 2010. Vehicle repair was not complete now taking in for front under carriage repair on wed 21,2012.

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car image   Power Window problem of the 2003 Ford Windstar 4
Failure Date: 01/24/2006

: the contact stated the left front power window control works intermittently. The vehicle was seen by a dealer. The power window control was replaced, but failed the next day. Dealer replaced master switch to windows.

car image   Power Window problem of the 1996 Ford Windstar 5
Failure Date: 08/15/2003

Problem with water seeping in and soaking the driver and front passenger floor padding and carpet.

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car image   Power Window problem of the 1996 Ford Windstar 6
Failure Date: 06/06/2003

All windows can't be put down since all four motors are not working. Dealer will replace at $365. 00 each motors.


car image   Power Window problem of the 2001 Ford Windstar 7
Failure Date: 04/15/2003

The door does not bounce back. My 2 year old daughter and myself got caught in the door while it was trying to close. My five year old had to push the button. I took the car to the manufacturer and they tested the door and said it was working fine. They said that is how the car is made. You have to have to put a lot force on the door in order for it to bounce back. There is no way to adjust the censors. There 2003 van requires even more pressure than mine. How is a 2 year old child suppose to apply a lot of pressure.

car image   Power Window problem of the 1996 Ford Windstar 8
Failure Date: 03/20/2003

I don't know if this is the right place or not. But I paid the Ford dealer ship $60. 00 to tell me why my power window would only work part of the time, and they said it was my motor which they wanted $353. 00 for. So I told them I didn't think it was so I went home and worked on it myself and found out it was only sticking at the top. I went back on the 24th of March to try to get my money back, because to me this is complete fraud on their part. Well, I talked with the service manager (mark kisch) and he was very rude, and refused to return my money. He even laughed when I told him I was going to report him. It is not my problem that he has bad people working there that don't know what their doing.

car image   Power Window problem of the 1998 Ford Windstar 9
Failure Date: 11/15/2002

I own two 1998 Ford Windstar minivans, both of them have the same problem with the sliding door causing the panel light to come on and the car interior lights to stay on for up to two hours after you have exited the vehicle. I have read in a report that this has been a problem with some of these vehicles. I have a sister that also owns a Windstar and a brother that just traded his in. They have never had this problem to my knowledge. What is causing this and how is the problem fixed? the dealer's mechanic where I purchased it from told me that it is supposed to be like this, but I know it is not. 12 second delay is normal not two hours. I think he was just as stumped as my husband and I have been with this problem. Again please let me know what is causing this to happen and how it can be repaired.

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car image   Power Window problem of the 2000 Ford Windstar 10
Failure Date: 07/05/2002

While driving 45mph when letting power down glass touch something and door flew open.

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car image   Power Window problem of the 2000 Ford Windstar 11
Failure Date: 05/15/2002

On may 27, 2002, I was on vacation with my family using our 2000 Ford Windstar. I was sitting in the middle row seat and was trying to get out when I tripped and landed with my knee on stepping area of the vehicle. The force of my landing (which wasn't that hard) caused the side door to unlatch from it's grooved molding and shut on my arm with full force. I was lucky not have any broken bones (but did have to go to the doctor and have x-rays) however I was unable to work or really take care of my children (I had a 1 yr old and 5 yr old at the time) for a good month (I went back to work after a week but with pain). I called fullerton Ford and told them what happened and they said the first step was to come in and have them look at the vehicle, which I did. Jaime, the service rep, looked at the car and said there was nothing wrong with the car however this is a flaw in the overall design as the automatic Windstar doors have a locking mechanism and the manuals only have this small molding. He recommended that I call Ford motor company and lodge a complaint for a recall. He also stated that he would document all this in his computer for when Ford reviewed the complaint. I called Ford immediately and they said they would take my information and that would be it. When I asked about a recall they said it was doubtful but write a letter. I sent out a letter on June 15th explaining what happened and how I felt very uncomfortable driving this car as the door had slid other times in the past and I just didn't feel safe that my son wouldn't get hurt or some other child down the road. I asked them to allow me to be released from my lease and to give me a credit toward a purchase of a different vehicle. . . They responded on paper within two days or receiving my letter however, they chose not to mail it to me until 8 weeks later. In August, I received their response and it said that they dealership said there is nothing wrong with the car so they were going to do nothing.

car image   Power Window problem of the 1998 Ford Windstar 12
Failure Date: 01/23/2002

I owe 3 Windstars all three have problems with power windows not going down.

car image   Power Window problem of the 1996 Ford Windstar 13
Failure Date: 07/06/1999

Rear window exploded inward. Hit consumer in face next to left eye. Also baby was rear facing in vehicle when incident occured. , baby did not sustain any injuries. Manufacturer / dealer notified, and informed consumer that they are willing to pay 90% of replacment cost.

car image   Power Window problem of the 1996 Ford Windstar 14
Failure Date: 06/29/1999

Whenever the vehicle is turned off, all the power windows would still move up and down. Will be taking to dealer to have them checked.

car image   Power Window problem of the 1999 Ford Windstar 15
Failure Date: 05/02/1999

While driving to north carolina, driver's side window exploded leaving glass inside and outside of the vehcile. No injury was sustained.

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car image   Power Window problem of the 1998 Ford Windstar 16
Failure Date: 08/01/1998

Electric window motor failed. Mjs.

car image   Power Window problem of the 1996 Ford Windstar 17
Failure Date: 08/01/1997

Power window failed.

car image   Power Window problem of the 2001 Ford Windstar 18

Consumer states that the power sliding door does not have a sensor to stop them from closing quickly causing passengers entering vehicle to be crushed. Consumer took vehicle to dealer to have door close manually. Dealer states to see owners manual, and oiled tracks, but problem still exist. Consumer found owners manual does not instruct on how to manually operate door.


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