1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8 from North America
Worst piece of junk I've ever owned
Rack and Pinion went up at 48,000 miles.
Rack and Pinion again went up at 62,000 miles.
Transmission went up at 78,000 miles.
Check engine light stays on all the time.
Intake manifold is leaking and has been since 64,000 miles.
Rack and Pinion again at 83,000 miles is starting to make noise.
Steering column has made a squeaky noise almost since the first day I owned the vehicle.
This van is the worst vehicle by far I have ever owned.
I have never sank so much money into one vehicle in all my life and I've bought vehicles with 70,000 miles already on them and didn't sink as much into them.
Never have heard of a vehicle having so many problems before 80,000 miles.
Love the interior of this vehicle, very comfortable, but mechanically its terrible.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 23rd December, 2003
26th Jan 2004, 14:37
My rack and pinion just had to be replaced at 78,000 miles. I, too, have had the engine light on due to a both an EGR problem and then a intake manifold leak. The dealer fixed the manifold leak for free (after spending $400 on the EGR only to have the light come back on two weeks later). Also I have had the thin plastic on the automatic sliding rear door come off. This was an $800 repair as the whole unit had to be replace. This is just the beginning of the list of mechanical problems I have had with it. The dealer and corporate refused to help with the rack and pinion even though they actually told me "yes, we have had a lot of these go bad!" I for on will never buy a FORD after they told me that and then would not stand behind their product.