23rd Aug 2005, 14:48
Add me to the list of not ever buying Ford again. I have a 2001 Windstar with 77,000 miles. I have spent $3500.00 plus since Jan 05 repairing this car. I have kept this car maintained, so that is not the problem. It too now has the plump bolt kit, a rebuilt transmission, new shocks and struts all the way around, and I still have a popping noise in the rear when I turn. I guess that will be another $1200.00 to repair. Next vehicle...Toyota! I am over buying this made in America junk.
7th Mar 2006, 12:11
We have a 2000 Windstar with 104K and the transmission has gone for a cost of $2,600. We truly like the aspect of the Minivan however for the 28k we were hoping that the transmission would last onger than this. My 1974 VW has over 150k with no transmission problems. Go figure!
11th Oct 2006, 19:31
I, too, purchased a 2000 Ford Windstar SEL in Sept-02 with 32,000 miles on it. I had to have the transmission rebuilt at 56,000 miles and last week (at 70,000 miles) I had to have transmission work done again. The torque converter was faulty. This was a defective part, evidently? Who knows. One month prior to this I had to replace the fuel pump & fuel line. I've spent over $3,000 on this vehicle in the last 18 months. I've had it with these Ford products and I will never purchase another. I cannot believe Ford does not stand behind their product. I've made numerous calls to the dealership, as well as Ford, but to no avail. Nobody wants to take responsibility.
8th Apr 2010, 21:05
My Windstar made it to 165k before the tranny went.
Overall a great van. Just replaced struts, shocks, leaky manifold gasket and the tranny. As a side note -- I am horrible at getting the car in for regular maintenance, so for the tranny and everything else to last to 165k, is truly amazing.