Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
VISIBILITY - DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM - WINDSHIELD - BLOWER
956603/01/199539903Chirp or squeak noise from blower motor at low speeds. *tw11/01/1995
BC418995040104/01/19953035690Unknown11/01/1995
9512712/01/199545092Auxiliary blower motor continues to run after vehicle is shut off. *tw11/01/1995
9551103/01/199539884Chirp or squeak from blower motor. *tw11/01/1995
959205/01/199542077Unknown11/01/1995
VISIBILITY - DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM - WINDSHIELD - HEATER CORE
0115608/06/2001623944Some vehicles may exhibit heater core leaks. *slc10/31/2001
98267704/01/1998603575Some vehicles may exhibit a high pitch whistle from the heater core housing case. *yc02/25/1999
VISIBILITY - WINDSHIELD
9622110/21/199650940Windshield and interior glass - fog/film. *tw06/17/1997
VISIBILITY - WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER
BC102209723001/23/199751582Adapters are available to convert windstar j hook windshield wiper arms to a conventional pin style to allow the use after market booted winter blades. *jd06/27/1997
BC338197230101/23/199751454Adapters are available to convert vehicle j hook windshield wiper arms to a conventional pin style. *jd06/27/1997

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
VISIBILITY
11/15/2001107829
 2003 - door ajar light 2002 - blew head gasket; 2002 - heater core replaced 2001 - ignition coil pack & ignition leads replaced 2001 - front tie rod ends replaced 2000 - refrigerant coolant loss 1998 - egr valve replaced 1998 - transmission fluid cooler hoses replaced 1997 - blew head gasket, repaired under warranty
11/15/2002118625
 This vehicle has had more than it's share of problems. the head gasket was brought in for a recall and it still malfunctioned.
VISIBILITY - DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM
07/01/2000
 The windows fog up and will not defrost unless the van is in one spot running. on below zero weather the windows fog up then frost over we had ice on the inside of the window. we have taken the van back to brown's 3 times and the have not fixed the problem yet. i have 4 children and i'm not able to use the van in the winter months because i can not see out the window. i've contacted ford and they call brown's and talked to mike in servce and he said he would get the van in again but didn't contact us at all after that and that has been months ago. i need this problem fixed soon for the safety of my children. thank you.*ak
1
 The heater only worked intermittently. *slc
05/01/199706/01/1994
 No summary
02/25/1999101/01/1995
 Driving down the highway at 72mph when the motor suddenly, without any warning stopped running. traffic had to steer around me to avoid a collision, had it towed to repair shop and they said i lost the lower end of the motor will need a new motor to replace it. the heater stopped working due to a defective head gasket.
1
 Fell asleep with right arm resting on heat vent between seats. got second degree burns on arm
03/10/1998
 Consumer noticed vehicle idling a bit rough and jerking on highway. the heater was not working correctly, then consumer noticed the temperature gauge was at the highest temperature possible. consumer took vehicle to a mechanic who took the engine apart, and saw that the head gasket was faulty, then replaced it. there were other problems due to faulty head gasket which all were repaired. *ak
01/30/1996
 Drivers and passenger windows will not defrost causing vision prblems. tt
VISIBILITY - DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM - WINDSHIELD - BLOWER
05/01/1995107/16/1994
 Front and rear blower motor replaced.
11/27/1996
 Transmission blew out, causing the vehicle to stall, almost resulting in an accident. dealer did a transaxle repair, problem is reoccurring. dealer cannot determine problem. also problems with the heater blower motor/ head gaskets/ intake manifold/ abs system, and rear wiper switch motor. *ak
VISIBILITY - DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM - WINDSHIELD - CONTROLS/WIRING
1
 Defroster switch failed.
11/14/1995110/21/1994
 Rear wipers/rear defrost inoperable from switches.
11/12/1994210/21/1994
 Heater control knob overheated, burning hands.
VISIBILITY - DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM - WINDSHIELD - HEATER CORE
412/24/1996
 The entire engine was replaced, however the vehicle continued to have engine problems, the transmission side pan gasket, heat, power window, defroster, door switch assembly, were all replaced, the dome light would stay on continuously, and the right caliper was leaking.*jb
1008/01/1997
 Ford has replaced heater core more than 10 times in 5 year. has replaced 3 or 4 times this year alone. problem never fixed.*ak
1008/01/1997
 Ford has replaced heater core more than 10 times in 5 year. has replaced 3 or 4 times this year alone. problem never fixed.*ak
10/23/1999
 Consumer had trouble with heater core. replaced heater core, but that did not remedy the problem. *ak
12/23/19971
 Heater core failed. *slc
01/22/2001107/01/1995
 Heater not working properly. temperature gauge overheated. took it to dealer to check out. i was informed needed a new engine. the 3.8 liter v6 head gasket was a problem they were knowingly aware of. there is a special program providing coverage for 7 years or 100,000 miles. at 105,000 miles i do not qualify. my 5 year old vehicle needs a new engine at my expense. the vehicle was religiously maintained. the dealer, and supposed zone manager, won't budge. why didn't they recall my car and replace the faulty head gasket before the engine failed. unbelievable. as a consumer i feel i was mislead and intentionally kept uninformed. i fail to believe ford can get away with having a product on the road they know is an engine failure time bomb. *ak
11/04/1997407/01/1995
 Since 1997 we have replaced 4 heater cores, 2 radiators, head gaskets twice, we are facing repairs again only a few weeks after replacing the 3rd heater core. damage unknown at this time. we wish to sell this minivan, but feel it would be unfair to burden an unsuspecting consumer with this poorly designed vehicle. *ak
03/10/1998107/01/1995
 Head gasket/radiator/thermostat and heater core failed.
01/01/1998407/01/1995
 Power steering pump failed, fluid is always low and pump whines. in addition, windshield wiper motor and passenger's side defroster malfunctioned. *ak
12/12/1996
 Defroster will not defrost the whole windshield. the wiper will only reach half way across the bottom of the windshield. windshield wiper freeze up which causes the the windshield to freeze very quickly. *ak
10/15/1995
 Rear heater core leaks causing anti-freeze fumes to fill cabin compartment, causes occupant headaches/nausea. *ak
02/15/19965
 Air in rear heater core, causing heating/coolant problems. *sd
02/01/19952
 Defroster not located where it defrosts snow or ice on the lower part of the window, therefore windshield wipers pull ice from bottom all over windshield. tt
10/01/19942
 Heater panel gets very hot, can cause burns. tt
VISIBILITY - GLASS, SIDE/REAR
09/11/20031210/21/1995
 Engine has been sputtering, flashing overdrive light keeps coming on. rear passenger front and rear windows won't open, radio console started to get real hot and then went out. engine continues to sputter as though its skipping a gear, and overdrive light constantly blinking.*ak
61349608/30/1994
 Engine failed twice due to a faulty head gasket. also, original automatic transmission failed and was rebuilt. about two years later, transmission failed and the dealer replaced it with a new transmission. another two years later, the transmission failed again and was rebuilt. the cause of the failures was not determined. *ak the recalled engine blew and the manifold gasket blew. when the consumer contacted ford they stated they couldn't do anything right now but would notify them later and maybe they could help. consumer had two windows that didn't go up or down - replaced $412.34. both tie rods were replaced. *ph *jb
06/02/20001
 Consumer was traveling 55mph on the highway while driver's/passenger's airbags deployed. driver maintained control of vehicle, but veered off the road onto the shoulder. also, rear two windows blew out/dashboard came apart, and passenger's airbag caught on fire. fire department was notified. dealer contacted, said vehicle is out of warranty. *ak *ml
11/27/1997111/01/1994
 Vehicle was in park ,engine turned off, noticed that back window had exploded outward.this defect can cause injuries. *ak
 While parked, no impact, suddenly rear liftgate window shattered, for no apparent reason. *ak
08/25/19955
 Rear window problems. *ak
04/08/1994
 Vehicles rear windshield imploded into the rear of car for no reason while driving. tt
VISIBILITY - POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
11/15/200395000
 The paint is blistering off the hatch and sides in large patches. the airbag light blinks and the power window on the driver side fails to close all the way and struggles to open. the rear vent windows work when they want to .
10/15/200361576
 On 6/13/2003, at 57049 miles, our 1995 windstar overheated and seemed to be losing coolant so we took it to zimmerman ford, st. charles, il to be checked out. they reported no problem found and we paid $66.79 for a cooling system service and lube service. on october 4th,2003, the check engine light on our windstar went on. we took it to the same dealership to be checked. they charged $111 for sbds tests and told us we had head gasket failure and quoted $2100 to repair. we contacted five other dealerships in the chicago area who quoted between $900 and $1600 to do the job. our van is currently with family ford of west chicago being fixed. we have been told to expect a bill of about $1300. moving from zimmerman to family ford was not just a cost decision. zimmerman refused point plank to help us get help from ford. family ford have agreed to keep the faulty parts and help us in any way they can. we have contacted ford at several levels trying to persuade them that their 7 year / 100,000 extended warranty, plus the 6 year / 75,000 mile extended warranty that we purchased both imply that the head gasket should not have failed at 60,000 miles as ours did. we have also put forth the argument that the original extended warranty 5 year or 60,000 states or not whichever comes first so we feel we have a case to be covered under the terms of this warranty, given that we reported a possible problem at 57049 miles. ford has said (several times by phone and e-mail)that they are unable to help as we are outside the terms of the extended warranty. they also say that they have very few complaints on this vehicle any more so they will not make an exception for me. i was told that they have made no exceptions outside the 7 year / 100,000 parameters. i feel that we have been penalized by ford because we have a low mileage on our vehicle and the poor engine construction on the 1995 windstar, in our case, still failed prematurely at 60,000.
01/15/20030
 I have owned this van since 1999. since i have owned it we have had nothing but problems with it. i have had the rotors turned, and replaced at least 3 times, and they need it again. i have had the head gasket replaced 3 times and one of them times was at 99,000 miles when it was under the warrenty. it had been replaced at least one time before that. my sliding door won't stay closed, even though i just spent $300 getting a new latched put on. my windows won't work. i had larson motors fix a head gasket and my electronic windows, cost me over $250 for the window, that only worked 2 times. i called, and since they put "may not be the problem" on the invoice, they think that clears them, and they wanted me to spend more money on another part. my speedometor has been replaced once and is broke again. the alternator has been replaced. i could go on and on. i am getting no where with anyone. i have spent around 5,000.00 in repairs, and can't trade the thing off, since i still owe too much on it, due to a tornado that hit our home, and what the insurance didn't cover, the balance was put on our car loan. we don't have the best credit do to having to spend anywhere from $100-300+ a month on repairs to this lemon car. i have a family and need to know that i have a reliable car to drive. i have been stranded with my 3 children a minimum of 4 times this past year.
412/24/1996
 The entire engine was replaced, however the vehicle continued to have engine problems, the transmission side pan gasket, heat, power window, defroster, door switch assembly, were all replaced, the dome light would stay on continuously, and the right caliper was leaking.*jb
02/03/2001102/01/2001
 Door sensor leaves interior dome lights on and the associated relay is hot to the touch. power window motor inoperative, was working intermittenly up to today. ignition switch will allow the key to be removed when it shouldn't.
07/12/2000112/01/1996
 Pulling out of a parking lot i heard a rubbing noise. i parked the vehicl and turned the wheel. the tire exploded. when i looked the coil had broken and one end was jammed through the tire. i called ford and they said nothing could be done. i could not find a part any where. i called 3 ford delaerships and they said all the parts were back ordered and could not be delivered for months. i called ford customer sefcie as my car was broken down 100 miles from my home. they said to put my name on an order form and wait for the part, even though i was paying $43.00 a day for a rental car. when towing the car to a dealership for repair both windows exploded fro no reason. we ended up ordering a used spring from ohio over 600 miles away and had to pay to have it shipped. when it arrived it was the rear coil and had to be sent back and reordered. the new part is due to be delivered monday. i will be without the vehicle for 7 days if the part is put on tuesday.
11/01/1997111/01/1994
 No summary listed for above vehicle. *ak
 All the power windows in the vehicle were stuck in an up position due to all the wiring melting together. dealer has vehicle currently.*ak
07/02/199905/01/1994
 This minivan was my worst nightmare. after having the head gaskets checked and transmission serviced at 58702 miles my gaskets went @ 66940, transmission @68420,engine replaced at 71843 miles. all this happened at our busiest time of year. my daughter is a softball pitcher and the tranny went on my way to a rural town tourny, the engine went over 100 miles from home on our way to state tourney which we sent our daughter with the coach. but we missed it. after having the enginge replaced with a used one pulling into my driveway my poer steering went and the car caught fire from the fluid spraying onto the engine. the original hose was used with the replacement engine. new hose was routed a different way so the hose wasn't so close to the exhaust pipe. i was lucky this happened in my driveway. all this happened within a few months and ford or the dealership were not helpfull. i sold the van and will never buy another ford. *ak
07/02/199905/01/1994
 This minivan was my worst nightmare. after having the head gaskets checked and transmission serviced at 58702 miles my gaskets went @ 66940, transmission @68420,engine replaced at 71843 miles. all this happened at our busiest time of year. my daughter is a softball pitcher and the tranny went on my way to a rural town tourny, the engine went over 100 miles from home on our way to state tourney which we sent our daughter with the coach. but we missed it. after having the enginge replaced with a used one pulling into my driveway my poer steering went and the car caught fire from the fluid spraying onto the engine. the original hose was used with the replacement engine. new hose was routed a different way so the hose wasn't so close to the exhaust pipe. i was lucky this happened in my driveway. all this happened within a few months and ford or the dealership were not helpfull. i sold the van and will never buy another ford. *ak
08/07/199905/01/1994
 Ford and the dealership were not helpful at all. ford tried to make me happy in the end with an additional warranty for 24 months or 24,000. but would not pay for repairs. to sorry to bad they said. this past year we had more problems, it was very very very stressful and expensive. we had to charge repairs and put some on heme equity. think of the interest $. i was scared to drive. i have since sold van. i will still pursue this to get back $ and to tell others. no safety defect listed in summary. *ak
1
 Passenger side power window unit failed. nlm
102/01/1995
 Passenger side window malfunctions. yh
04/01/1996103/01/1995
 Rear shocks failed at 3000 mi. a/c compressor relay failed summer of 1996 (hasn't work reliably since). tailgate lock motor failed, pass window motor faled, sliding door elec contacts replaced, head gaskets failed 3 times in 80000 mi. and many other problems that the dealers have fixed under warranty or service bulletins. how much will it take for ford to take responsibility for the 1995 lemon windstar !!!
01/03/1998106/01/1994
 Transmission went at 70k no help from ford. head gasket leaking 120k no assistance or help from ford. window motor do not work no help from ford. steering problems no one can find a problem, but i keep replacing tire prematurly. i paid for the tramsmission $1500. now the van is in the shop at sam galloway ford for a head gasket. the only reason i had it towed into sam galloway is because they said there was a recall on the head gasket and they will take care of it . covered by the recall. they called after looking at it and said $1700 to repair the gasket and others problems caused by the leaking head gasket. recall states 60k 0r dec 31 2000 wich ever comes first. if they are putting faulty products in their vehicles they are causeing safety concerns and they should be responsible for repairs. *ak
03/11/1999106/18/1998
 Right side window motor failed. mjs
09/01/1999104/01/1998
 Fuel indicator quit working - rear door does not register as being shut unless slammed-power window in passenger door is dead-speedometer is inaccurate over 70 mph, flucuates
105/15/1998
 Window on passenger's side failed.
105/01/1994
 Window motor failed, battery failed.
 Transmission/abs brakes/electric windows, and rear windshield wiper failed. also, sliding door comes off.
01/17/1997111/04/1994
 Power window motor failed.
05/11/1995
 Sliding door paneling came loose. also power window/lock and speakers work occasionally on passenger's side.
05/11/1995
 Abs brakes kick in quite often. also abs light comes on/off.
07/15/199705/09/1997
 Intermittent operation of both left and right front windows from the driver's controls. drive assembly and electrical regulator replaced on the right side window, however the problem continued.
01/12/199805/09/1997
 Noise started coming from the left front side of the vehicle. dealer inspected vehicle and found a stress crack in the rim.
02/16/199805/09/1997
 Noise started coming from the left front side of the vehicle. dealer inspected vehicle and found a stress crack in the rim.
07/01/1996512/15/1994
 Driver's side power window malfuncttioned, would not go up if window was all the way up and outside temperature was over 80 degrees/ when it cooled off, power window operated normally. *ak
08/10/1996105/01/1994
 Power window buttons continue operating after van is shut off, but would not operate with dog's head stuck in the window.
07/17/19957
 Power windows operate intermittently. *sd
07/01/19951
 Right power window motor failed. *dsh
07/01/19951
 Drivers window track failed. *tt
03/15/19951
 Electrical windows intermittently operate. *ak
06/16/1995
 The passenger front power window caught an occupant and the dogs neck in the window. the way the button is placed it is dangerous and no lock out mechinisim.
05/04/19951
 Driver's power window only goes all the way down/cannot get it to stop at desired locations. *ak
01/30/19950
 Left side power window switch inoperative.
VISIBILITY - REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES
01/01/1995
 Passenger side sideview mirror cracked down the middle. subsequently, the outside half separated from the housing and fell to the ground. the vehicle was parked in the owner's driveway.
08/01/1996109/01/1994
 Mirrors perform poorly due to design flaw.
 The driver side mirror has a blind spot . please describe .*ak
VISIBILITY - REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES - EXTERIOR
07/19/2000207/01/1997
 On first incident, in august of 1999, i was travelling at 65 mph on i-4 just north (east) of orlando, florida when the right , sideview mirror lens flew off, bounced along the side of my car, and flew back into the traffic behind me. i stopped, and no other cars stopped- therefore i don't feel this mirror hit anyone. the second incident occurred in july of this year, where the left side-view mirror blew off under identical circumstances. again, there were no injuries. why did both side-view mirrors fail (and blow off) within an eleven month period. i'm sure the potential for a serious, if not fatal injury was there with this 3 by 4 piece of glass flying around at 65 mph. i contacted ford, and their representative said that they would do nothing for me , as the car is no longer under warranty. please notify me of the results of any investigation regarding this complaint. thanks frank renner. *ak
06/01/2000210/01/1997
 Wheels - 2 wheels (rims) warped without reason. caused constant vibration. had checked 3 times before problem found. found at non-ford garage. rearview mirror fell off while parked. windshield wipers have never worked properly, constantly smear. replace at various times.
09/15/1999108/01/1995
 Rear view mirror fell off 4 times/transmission replaced at 60000 miles, and engine head gaskets replaced at 63000 miles. costly repairs and have been without vehicle for over 2 weeks just for these problems. *ak
11/07/1998107/01/1997
 On nov. 7, 1998 i was driving south on i-4, just north of orlando fla. i was in the left (fast) lane, doing between 60 and 65 mph. when the right (door) rear view mirror broke loose of its backing and sailed back into traffic. as it sailed away, it struck the right front door of my mini-van in three places, gouging the paint down to bare metal. i did not see where this mirror (lens) came to rest. i last saw it sailing about 3 or 4 feet above the ground into the path of the vehicles following me. i know that if it hit another vehicle, there would have been substantial damage to the paint, glass, and/or sheet metal of the vehicle it hit.
05/30/1998
 While driving at 70 mph on the interstate, the mirror on the passenger's side fell off. on 6/8/98, the mirror on the driver's side fell off while pulling into the driveway. the mirrors are being replaced by dealer at owner's expense. *ak
VISIBILITY - REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES - INTERIOR
11/11/1998
 The rearview mirror fell off the windshield twice. the first time the mirror was glued back on by the owner. the second time windshield had to be replaced because when the mirror fell off the windshield was cracked. the windshield was replaced by the owner. the problem was reported to the manufacturer. *ak
07/01/19983
 Rearview mirror keeps coming off. has happened three times. dealer cannot duplicate the problem, no warranty. *ak
06/26/1997107/01/1994
 Rear view mirror adhesive failed, causing mirror to fall off.
VISIBILITY - REAR WINDOW WIPER/WASHER - MOTOR
01/01/2000106/01/1994
 Recall on sliding door - problem ever since repaired. rear wiper motor died three times and was replaced. recall on head gaskets. since ford dealer replaced them, the intake manifold gaskets blew, replaced those at our expense (approx. $1000), then the front water pump gasket blew and replaced those at our expense (approx. another $500), then the engine blew and we were informed that the cause was water and antifreeze got into the engine and spun the bearings.... told by the parts manager that it all started back with the head gaskets. ford is not backing their engine due to this problem. also, was not told the first time we came in that the replacement of the head gasket would cause more gaskets to break until after our second return to the service center. since then, we authorized them to replace the engine. ford does not have any on the shelf because they have gone thru so many of them and it would be another four weeks waiting period! meanwhile, we will be wihtout a vehicle for two months and it will cost us another $1,000.! as far as the anti-lock brakes, the rear passenger side would make a loud thumping sound when brakes were applied....however, dealership said they could not find any problem. therefore, we had to put up with the loud sound, which frightened my passengers and myself.
VISIBILITY - REAR WINDOW WIPER/WASHER - SWITCH/WIRING
11/08/1997105/13/1995
 When minivan slowed down and driver applied the brakes there were no brakes, driver did not pump the brakes. *ak consumer stated he slowed from 70mph to 30 mph with no problems while entering city limits, when slowing at a traffic light ahead, brakes were inoperable causing a crash and $8000 worth of damage. consumer states that the rear window windshield wiper, washer, and defroster switch is too low, one has to take their eyes off the road to find it. radio controls do not allow for manual operation without diverting the driver's attention from driving vehicle. *slc
VISIBILITY - WINDSHIELD
06/22/2001105/21/2001
 The windows are slow going up and down on both front doors. *yd
06/22/2001105/21/2001
 The windows are slow going up and down on both front doors. *yd
03/01/2001
 Side vent window is coming out and none of different mechanics will touch it. sealer was taking off some of the paint on vehicle. mechanic suggested that consumer contact a ford dealer , who would know more about it. different mechanics didn't know what kind of sealer was used. they didn't want to break window. *ak
07/25/20001
 Vehicle overheated, and smoke was coming from pipe. then. consumer took vehicle to dealer, where technician saw that problem was a blown engine head gasket.*ak transmission failed three times. gas tank failed. windshield is defective. and side door clamps failed. *yh
1
 The passenger window will not roll down. nlm
1
 The passenger window will not roll down. nlm
09/01/1999207/01/1995
 My 1995 windstar has had problems since day 1. paint job had to be repaired; windshield had crack..replaced; sliding door was leaking and had to be adjusted 3 times; head gasket failure; timing gasket failure; wheel bushing failure; interior parts not installed properly; abs light/elect system failure (2x); i feel so bad about this thing i don't know what to do. ford doesn't care. i can't sell this thing with a clear conscience....but ford did. can you help us!!!! there are many, many others like me. i am very concerned the tranny will go next as has been reported by so many other windstar owners when they reach the 60-75000 mile range. in addition, the timing cover gasket costs approximately $850 to fix. i don't want to pay for this repair but neither ford or my dealer will fix the problem. mechanics i have spoke with said to talk with the dealer...this should not happen at such a low mileage. i believe it was happening since day one intermittantly. (i have always had antifreeze leaking on my garage floor since day 1. the dealer said it was loose fittings. so now i am stuck with it. help us!!!
02/01/1996102/01/1996
 Windows go off the track and will not go up or down. mjs
08/25/1998207/01/1996
 I have had numerous small problems with my windstar. large problems begin with the transmission going out in august of 1998. november 2, 1999 while driving at a speed of 35 mph my temperature guage read hot. i stopped immediately to allow the engine to cool down. when the guage showed within the normal range, i turned the car on and it shook and white billowing smoke rolled from the vehicle. i have also had problems with water being retained in the passenger side headlight, the doorlock motor, the driver window sticking and numerous additional small problems.
11/11/1998
 The rearview mirror fell off the windshield twice. the first time the mirror was glued back on by the owner. the second time windshield had to be replaced because when the mirror fell off the windshield was cracked. the windshield was replaced by the owner. the problem was reported to the manufacturer. *ak
08/04/1998201/18/1995
 Rear driver side window shattered for no reason while vehicle was parked. the back rear window shattered in a similar fashion approx a year ago.
07/01/1995112/07/1994
 Rear window reflects object in 'trunk' area, making it impossible to see the road, causing accident.
12/02/1994110/21/1994
 Passenger window leaks.
VISIBILITY - WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER
03/19/20011740002
 The windshield wipers failed, the dealer replaced the wiper motor, however the problem recurred.*jb
01/06/19951
 The wipers were not working, later the front and rear wipers were replaced. *slc
06/01/2000210/01/1997
 Wheels - 2 wheels (rims) warped without reason. caused constant vibration. had checked 3 times before problem found. found at non-ford garage. rearview mirror fell off while parked. windshield wipers have never worked properly, constantly smear. replace at various times.
03/07/2000
 Engine head gaskets needed to be replaced. consumer spoke with customer service concerning extension of warranty. request was denied. also, rear axle/ windshield wipers/ cassette, & oil pump were broken. manufacturer wasn't responding. dealer was out of business. *ak
01/21/19991
 Driver side windshield wiper malfunctioned due to worn out blade. yh
02/01/1996102/01/1996
 Windshield wiper comes on by itself, sprayer does not work. mjs
09/23/1999106/01/1995
 Head gasket went out. it was replaced with recall. rear hatch lock acuator broke not fixed yet. windshield washer works only after it is pushed repeatedly about 20 times, not fixed yet. i'm tird of spending money on a 4 year old $25000.00 car.
06/21/199909/01/1997
 A local ford dealer has informed me that this vehicle needs a head gasket replacement. i find it unacceptable that a head gasket failure should be expected at any time, especially in a vehicle that has not seen severe driving conditions. in the two years that i have owned this vehicle, various dealers have been unable to correct some issues that were merely annoying (speedometer wavering and jumping; whistling sound coming from engine compartment; rear wiper arm boot failure; buildup of snow/ice on front wipers during snow). with this recent failure (head gaskets), i am convinced that i have purchased a lemon.
06/01/1996
 No summary
10/12/19971
 When driving at 40 mph and without prior warning the vehicle overheated, lost power, and shut down,causing the consumer to pull over to the side of the road and wait to start the vehicle back up. when starting the vehicle i back up, the vehicle overheated again and cut back off. consumer is also having problems with the windshield wipers, the transmission was replaced at 40,000 miles,the new transmission began to slip because of a blown head gasket and the dealer can not determined the problem's. *ak *jg
 Transmission/abs brakes/electric windows, and rear windshield wiper failed. also, sliding door comes off.
101/02/1995
 Windshield wipers fail intermittently.
12/12/1996
 Defroster will not defrost the whole windshield. the wiper will only reach half way across the bottom of the windshield. windshield wiper freeze up which causes the the windshield to freeze very quickly. *ak
06/12/19961
 Windshield wiper blades do not work properly during winter storms.
07/19/1995204/06/1995
 Total abs failure, the pedal when applied has gone to the floor on two occasions. *ak consumer states brakes never operated correctly the entire time consumer owned vehicle, consumer traded vehicle back in. seat clicks and skips when moving back and forth, dealer replaced the seat track. wiper blades replaced. gear selector lever replaced. brake shoes, pads,h and rotors have been replaced several times, drums were machined many times. *slc
10/18/1995110/21/1994
 Front windshield washer over sprays windshield.
10/01/19951
 Rear windshield wiper failed.
12/01/1995
 Windsheild wipers froze and can not use. tt
VISIBILITY - WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER - LINKAGES
08/01/199408/01/1994
 Windshield wipers do not squirt out water when trying to clean the windshield. electronic control could be defective. rear wipers works properly. dealer notified and tried to remedy the problem at owners expense. problem still exists. *ak
02/12/1997104/01/1994
 Windshield wipers stalk control arm works only intermittently. both wipers and washer fail to operate without turning control on and off a number of times. *ak
VISIBILITY - WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER - MOTOR
01/06/19951
 The wipers were not working, later the front and rear wipers were replaced. *slc
08/26/1999106/25/1997
 Windshield wiper motor failed. mjs
01/01/1998407/01/1995
 Power steering pump failed, fluid is always low and pump whines. in addition, windshield wiper motor and passenger's side defroster malfunctioned. *ak
01/01/199802/11/1996
 Transmission and rear windshield wiper motor failure.
VISIBILITY - WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER - SWITCH/WIRING
01/21/19991
 The winshield washer switch assembly failed. yh
11/27/1996
 Transmission blew out, causing the vehicle to stall, almost resulting in an accident. dealer did a transaxle repair, problem is reoccurring. dealer cannot determine problem. also problems with the heater blower motor/ head gaskets/ intake manifold/ abs system, and rear wiper switch motor. *ak
03/01/1997
 When the windshield wipers are in the on position, and upon turning the turn signal, the windshield wipers will turn off. consumer has contacted the dealer, dealer replaced the switch. please provide further details. *ak
11/14/1995110/21/1994
 Rear wipers/rear defrost inoperable from switches.