A piece of JUNK now that it's not running!
I am a single mom trying to support, "4" small children and have been since the middle of Jan 2001. My husband bought my Windstar for me last year for a Valentine's Day gift.
I guess I am thankful after reading the horror stories of other owners of Windstar vans.
Personally I have not had any problems with my van until about a month ago. I went to leave work and my engine light came on.
It was driving very sluggish with no pickup. I took it to my mechanic. He said I had a clogged fuel filter and replaced a couple of sensors.
It has been fine up until last Friday the 18th of May 2001. I went to leave from work and my van would not start. I kept trying to crank it and it finally cranked.
I made it into town to my moms house. She followed me home. I then got back out in it on Saturday.
That's when everything went wrong. My engine light came on. My thermostat gauge rose to "H". I had this cloud of white smoke that came out of the tail pipe.
I immediately had it towed Monday morning. I was just made aware yesterday, the 24th, that I too have a blown head gasket. I bought an extended warranty with a company called Wynn's. They tell me I am not covered for this type of repair. Being a second owner I was not made aware of the recalls on the head gaskets. I have called the local Ford Dealership here and explained my circumstances. I mean trying to support 4 kids on my own, I don't have $900.00 to just go get out of the bank to repair my problems. My husband left me with all the bills of a two income family and my credit is ruined. My van was all I have left and now I don't have this anymore.
What does a person do in this kind of situation? I don't know who to call or contact to see if I can get my repairs taken care of!
Sure I am over the mileage from when Ford said they would stand behind these gaskets, but the fact is this problem was known to Ford and was an existing problem. I was just one of the lucky few that got as many miles as I had on it before it blew! If anyone can help me and lead me in the direction I need to go I would appreciate it!!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 25th May, 2001