2000 Ford Windstar SEL from North America
I WIll Never Buy Another Ford - Poor Quality
Minor problems with automatic side doors sticking or not shutting. Had a problem with the power steering, but they fixed it under warranty. Had about 7 recalls which they fixed.
Basically everything was fine UNTIL! 2 days after the warranty ran out the transmission dropped out of it. It is 3 years old, but only has 28,000 miles on it. They would not pay for it, but did offer to cover 50% of it. I ran it up through Ford and they came back and basically said this was the best they could do. I never pulled anything behind it and it doesn't even have a trailer hitch! Poor quality.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 9th September, 2003
13th May 2004, 07:03
I just wanted to say I'm experiencing the same problem with my Ford Windstar. 1 day after the warranty was up my transmission started shifting very rough, to the point where I was afraid to take it on the road with my kids. We took it in for repair and instead of fixing the problem under warranty which they agreed to do being that it was so close to the warranty expiration date, they said all it needed was a transmission flush, which of course is not warranty and is $160. The van only has 31,000 miles on it, and I don't drive it much as I am a stay at home mom, I feel like they wanted to do the flush, just to get out of doing warranty work, so that when it happens again a month from now, they can say "sorry...too far out from your warranty"...needless to say, we're ready for a different car and a different company!!!