2003 Ford Windstar Sport 3.8L V6 from North America
Great car - If you're lucky enough to have a good transmission!
Unlike most Windstar owners, I haven't had any transmission problems. My problems have been electrical.
Recently, the ABS and Parking brake lights come on for no reason. I've had the car checked and no problem has been found. The ABS still works. Also, turning the car off and on clears the problem. I'm sure there's a short somewhere, but it's intermittent nature makes finding it difficult. I haven't seen any posts on this matter so I must be unique. Or perhaps, I'm one of the few that has managed to put this many kms on the car!
Comfortable. Great family car.
This model came with a VCR when a DVD would have been much more convenient.
Seat removal is a pain compared to stow and go features from other manufacturers.
The car has stood up well to 3 trips to Florida and back (from Toronto) and 1 trip to the Maritimes.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 23rd May, 2007
11th Dec 2007, 16:11
I have had the same ABS/Brake light issues with my van. My mechanic checked it out and as you said nothing was wrong. But my bearing was in need of replacing and after this repair these sensors have not come back on. Just a suggestion if its still occuring for you.
20th Mar 2009, 09:41
Yes, I own an 03 Sport, and I also have the same ABS/Caution light that comes on when it wants too, and this past week my bearing blew, so maybe this light is a forewarning to that problem. I have not had it fixed yet, so I'll post if it fixes my blinking light problem.
I also have a problem with my Overdrive Off light blinking when it wants too, and my mechanic can't find out what that is either. Maybe there is a default with the dashboards themselves??
23rd Mar 2009, 16:02
No, it's most likely that the transmission is about to conk out.
2nd Oct 2009, 13:44
Sounds like your brake reservoir is leaking down through the sensor on the bottom of it. The fluid will eventually travel down the wires and take out the speed control sensor on the top of the tranny. If I'm correct, this will blow the #10 fuse.
5th Nov 2009, 19:44
In addition to the leaking brake fluid, the ABS/brake lights come on because the ABS controller may be defective ($500.00 plus installation) see:
24th May 2010, 16:10
The door locks on our Windstar do not operate very well, ie. only some will unlock and sometimes none will work, and the more you try it, the less response you get. As you know, there's only one door that has a key hole in it, so this is very inconvenient.
1st Sep 2010, 18:58
My Windstar, I love driving it, it's fast and the gas mileage seems OK. The transmission BLEW APART at 98.500 kms. And thank goodness it was under warranty still, I was lucky enough Ford replaced the tranny rather then trying to repair it, something about anti freeze leaking into the tranny, it was a repair worth $4,500, OUCH.
Had a few cosmetic problems with my rear bumper coming unattached, might of been the body shops fault though,