2001 Ford Windstar LX V6 from North America
A high priced piece of junk
Two months after purchasing this vehicle, the windshield wipers quit working. I had to have the wiper motor replaced.
I also had to have one of the sliding doors adjusted just a few weeks after getting the vehicle.
At 46,000 miles the transmission had to be rebuilt. The transmission fluid also had water in it. The transmission began changing really hard and it sounded like it was going to fall out. It would constantly change as I was driving down the road.
In December 2002 I had to have the seat latches replaced due to a recall for them being faulty.
When driving down the road there is a crackling noise in the windshield. I'm not sure what is causing this, but I sure hope the windshield doesn't blow out on me.
The paint is starting to pop out and crack.
I have also spoke to Ford Motor Co. about my great dissatisfaction with the transmission and I have also e-mailed the U.S. Attorney General with my concern for the safety of these vehicles. I will do whatever it takes to try to get some satisfaction from Ford Motor Co.
This vehicle is very roomy and is good for families with children.
The interior lighting is very dim.
This is not an airtight vehicle.
When I first got the vehicle it was a pretty smooth riding vehicle. Now it is not quite as smooth as it should be.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 6th January, 2004
3rd Apr 2006, 15:41
Could it be that you bought a vehicle that was in an accident?? If things need to be adjusted and there are strange noises and groans, it usually means that the car or van has been repaired after a major collision.
28th Aug 2010, 10:11
2001 Ford Windstar owner. Bought it new.
Current miles driven: 55,000.
Fuel pump had to be replaced last year. $600.
Driver door window doesn't work. (still doesn't)
Driver door doesn't close all the way at times.
Gear shift link had to be replaced. (cheap plastic)
Major: now transmission fluid is leaking (extreme leak).
Taking it in today August 28, 2010.
Class action lawsuit comes to mind...