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
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.
i have had this car for 10 yrs and have put only 68,000 miles on it. Have had numerous issues since day 1. We've had 2 computer unit recall, 1 rear a/c recall, and recently the cruise controll recall. We had to spend close to $1,000 on new tires and struts and shocks after only 18,000 miles. Ford nor the dealership would repair those two problems because it was past the 3 yr warranty period, though it was under 36k miles. At around 40k miles, it started to get a p0174 lean code (check engine light). I took it to several ford specialty mechanics and they all say the same: intake manifold gasket was faulty because it was made of cheap plastic. It would cost around $600 to repair.
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.
Bought this Van to haul the family
around and couldn't be happier about
the purchase. Lots of room for kids and
luggage. Never had any issues with
engine or doors. Great with the gas
mileage, handles well in ALL
conditions. Use the Windstar for daily
commutes as well as long trips and it
does both well, feels like I'm sitting
in my chair in the family room it's so