28th May 2001, 18:44
Unfortunately we went through the same thing and I fought with everything that I had to get help. I called Ford directly as well as our local dealerships daily and harassed them with no help at all. I filed complaints with the Better Business Bureau and I don't remember if it was someone in consumer affairs or the state attorneys office but no one would help.
We also purchased our Windstar used with 91,000 miles (May 2000) and it had 102,000 miles (Nov. 2000) when our head gaskets blew. No one notified us of the technical service bulletin either. We fixed our head gaskets only to have our engine blow 2 weeks later (Christmas Eve 200 miles from home), an additional $2300!!! Now several weeks after having it back we are still having engine problems. My advice to you is get rid of it now. However you can. Don't put a dime into it. We wish we never had. Good Luck!!!
12th Jun 2001, 17:42
We are considering joining a CLASS Action Suuit against Ford and our dealership over head gasket/engine problems. Have you heard of or started one yourself? We feel that Ford is responsible to pay the entire repair cost because if the part had not been faulty there would have been no damage.
27th Nov 2001, 12:12
I have a 1995 Windstar with only 56,000 miles. We bought the car new in 95. Have had everything replaced. Now my sliding door is about to fall off. The metal is cracking where the hinge attaches and Ford will NOT do anything about this. Has anyone had this problem?
18th Oct 2002, 16:43
I am really worried now after reading all the previous posting about 1995 Ford Windstar. We bought ours used on DEC 2001. After two weeks that we drove it locally, we had problem with the interior light that won't shut off for several hours, my husband had to take out the fuse. And then after couple months, the van started shaking when you step on the brake pad. We brought it to the Ford dealer and end up changing the brake up and the rotor (not sure of the spelling) Not even a year yet, now it won't start. It happened before, but after several tries, it finally started. Not this time. I can't wait to get rid of it, but we don't have a good credit so I don't know..
28th May 2003, 20:08
Buyer Beware of the Caravans!! They look quite nice and are comfortable, but they can be unreliable Junk!! If you start to have nonstop problems with the caravan then sell it or trade it in.
Minivans are Gas guzzling machines so I would advise you to Get a Chevy Impala or a Honda. If you REALLY need a Minivan then I would advise you to get a GM Van or a Honda Oddysey.