by massroor1969 on Oct 19, 2013 Vehicle: 2001 Ford Windstar SE Sport 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
I have ford windstar minivan and I am driving it from
2010 I naiver have any problem with it. I drive it across Canada along with towing UHALL container from Ontario to Saskatoon I really enjoy the comfort drive
by frankencar on Mar 12, 2013 Vehicle: 2001 Ford Windstar LX 3dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
this is my experience all within 10,000 miles of
ownership, bought at 114 k, 3rd owner of van.
i am an ASE certified mechanic 24 yrs exp, and done most repairs my self,
i will just say this is the worst vehicle i have ever owned,........................
here is a list of the problems i had
1. transmission @ 117k miles
2. dashboard electrical problems
3. anti-lock brake
4. power door lock problems
5. power window problems
6. emission system problems
Engine Performance and Driveability
8. oil pump went out, engine locked up before i could react @126k
now i buy GMC only.
by philwil21 on May 18, 2012 Vehicle: 2001 Ford Windstar SE 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
Our ford van has done us great in the past 11 years.
Yes it had all the recalls on it but ford fixed each one.
The reason we got rid of the van is at 298,000 miles it thrown a rod through the block. It was unexpected with no warning.
Only major repair I had to pay for was the intake gaskets leaking and manifold needed replaced. I fixed & maintained the rest except tires. No transmission issues even at 298,000.
We feel lucky compared to some other reviewers.
Thank you ford
by millerw on Oct 1, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Ford Windstar LX 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
Worst vehicle I have ever owned. Electronics all repaired or replaced, replaced transmission, wheel bearings, rotors, complete brake system, air conditioning.
Ford recalls 5 in the past three years.
No one should ever buy one.
by teh1223 on Apr 10, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Ford Windstar SE Sport 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
We bought our windstar in 2002 with 14,000 miles 2nd owner.
I love my minivan.
It is comfortable and gets good gas mileage.
works well weather I am hauling people or cargo.
has 165,000 on it but in new transmission at 154,000.
no other no big problems just small stuff.
But now with the rear axle and the front sub frame rust problems just don't know.
Ford says it is safe to drive.
fix will be months.
Husband who is machinist and brother mechanic says the motor mount on pass side is split. We had planned to keep this van for a couple of more years.
But husband says it is gone.
I have always had a ford and now it looks like I am getting a Chrysler. Yuck! Freestar is the same chasis.
There are several model/series changes, as well as updates to the exterior, interior and powertrain. Ford says a new transmission has improved shift quality and the 3.8-liter V6 is standard on all Windstars. The base model is now called the Windstar LX three-door. The SE Sport is a new trim level and it includes driving lights, painted bumpers and body-side molding, a rear lift gate spoiler, a second-row bucket/console seat, a roof rack with brushed aluminum crossbars, black rocker cladding, and different wheels and tires.