Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
1698707/01/200310003853Slight amount of fluid residue on the outside of the rear wheel cylinder dust boot on vehicles with rear drum brakes. *tt11/04/2003
1691906/01/200310002630Stability assist systems (advancetrac) may not be recalibrated properly using wds. *tt09/09/2003
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK - ABS WARNING LIGHT
1568203/01/2002636312Exhibiting intermittent anti-skid brake system and / or red brake lamp on at times while driving. *tt11/07/2002
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC
1593305/01/2002637838Some vehicles may exhibit a squeal noise from the front brakes during brake application. *tt12/06/2002
1582204/01/2002637558Some vehicles may exhibit a squeal noise from the front brakes when stopping. *tt12/02/2002
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - CALIPER
1701608/01/200310003151Front caliper seepage in extreme cold temperatures. *tt10/09/2003
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DRUM
1571903/01/2002636361Some vehicles may exhibit rear drum brakes that drag or will not release properly when operated in wet conditions and / or below freezing temperatures. *tt11/07/2002
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - SWITCHES - BRAKE LIGHT
0217609/02/200210008580Lamp-brake-invadvertent disabling of brake shift interlock. *mj08/05/2004
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - SWITCHES - BRAKE WARNING
1611908/01/2002636141Some vehicles may exhibit the rear brake lamps remaining illuminated after exiting the vehicle. *tt11/05/2002

Investigations


NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
EA08021FORD MOTOR COMPANY09/17/200810/14/2009ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES09V399000
 Ea08-021 is closed with ford's actions in recall 09v-399 recalling approximately 4.5 million vehicles equipped with texas instruments speed control deactivation switches (scds).with this recall ford has now recalled all of the approximate 16 million ford model vehicles that were manufactured from my 1992 through 2003 with a texas instruments scds.nhtsa will continue to monitor the recalled vehicles to ensure remedies installed by ford tomitigate the potential for scds related fires are effective.the agency reserves the right to take further action if warranted by the circumstances.see attached closing report for further details.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK
EA08021FORD MOTOR COMPANY09/17/200810/14/2009ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES09V399000
 Ea08-021 is closed with ford's actions in recall 09v-399 recalling approximately 4.5 million vehicles equipped with texas instruments speed control deactivation switches (scds).with this recall ford has now recalled all of the approximate 16 million ford model vehicles that were manufactured from my 1992 through 2003 with a texas instruments scds.nhtsa will continue to monitor the recalled vehicles to ensure remedies installed by ford tomitigate the potential for scds related fires are effective.the agency reserves the right to take further action if warranted by the circumstances.see attached closing report for further details.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK - CONTROL UNIT/MODULE
EA08021FORD MOTOR COMPANY09/17/200810/14/2009ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES09V399000
 Ea08-021 is closed with ford's actions in recall 09v-399 recalling approximately 4.5 million vehicles equipped with texas instruments speed control deactivation switches (scds).with this recall ford has now recalled all of the approximate 16 million ford model vehicles that were manufactured from my 1992 through 2003 with a texas instruments scds.nhtsa will continue to monitor the recalled vehicles to ensure remedies installed by ford tomitigate the potential for scds related fires are effective.the agency reserves the right to take further action if warranted by the circumstances.see attached closing report for further details.

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
SERVICE BRAKES
10/16/2012102000
 My abs and brake warning lamp comes on periodically for no known reason. there was a recall on brake lamp switch a few years back and now this concern exists.
10/16/2012102000
 My abs and brake warning lamp comes on periodically for no known reason. there was a recall on brake lamp switch a few years back and now this concern exists.
11/23/2012970001
 Brought in van for recalls 09s09, 10s13 and 11s16. this was for the subframe issues and speed control switch. speed control switch was supposed to address leaking brake fluid. brake fluid still leaking and now dealership is charging me for brake switch repair and bleeding of brakes. also abs light came on after service and now dealership says abs sensor needs to be replaced. i believe these are all related to original recall but dealership says no. *tr
10/16/2012102000
 My abs and brake warning lamp comes on periodically for no known reason. there was a recall on brake lamp switch a few years back and now this concern exists.
11/23/2012970001
 Brought in van for recalls 09s09, 10s13 and 11s16. this was for the subframe issues and speed control switch. speed control switch was supposed to address leaking brake fluid. brake fluid still leaking and now dealership is charging me for brake switch repair and bleeding of brakes. also abs light came on after service and now dealership says abs sensor needs to be replaced. i believe these are all related to original recall but dealership says no. *tr
10/16/2012102000
 My abs and brake warning lamp comes on periodically for no known reason. there was a recall on brake lamp switch a few years back and now this concern exists.
11/23/201297000
 Brought in van for recalls 09s09, 10s13 and 11s16. this was for the subframe issues and speed control switch. speed control switch was suposed to address leaking brake fluid. brake fluid still leaking and now dealership is charging me for brake switch repair and bleeding of brakes. also abs light came on after service and now dealership says abs sensor needs to be replaced. i believe these are all related to original recall but dealership says no.
11/23/201297000
 Brought in van for recalls 09s09, 10s13 and 11s16. this was for the subframe issues and speed control switch. speed control switch was suposed to address leaking brake fluid. brake fluid still leaking and now dealership is charging me for brake switch repair and bleeding of brakes. also abs light came on after service and now dealership says abs sensor needs to be replaced. i believe these are all related to original recall but dealership says no.
01/01/2010450001
 The abs warning lights come on and turn off at various times under different conditions. *tr
01/01/201045000
 The abs warning lights come on and turn off at various times under different conditions.
01/01/201045000
 The abs warning lights come on and turn off at various times under different conditions.
12/15/20111180001
 After purchasing from a dealer in oct of 2010 the abs light, check traction control light, brake light and air bag light started coming on intermittently. had the vehicle serviced in mi for the axle recall. was without the vehicle and had loaner car for 2 months. after getting vehicle back the lights were on more consistently the dealership noted this but did not offer any reason found for this. by summer of 2011 these lights were staying on almost constantly and this continued for a year, after investigating this issue online and seeing that other owners have invested hundreds of dollars trying to get the lights to go off and stay off only to have them keep coming back on we have decided to file a complaint as this issue is not a simple fix and obviously is happening in hundreds of vehicles. our problem has progressed to where the speedometer and odometer go wildly up and down while driving at highway speeds and we are never sure of our speed. the lights on the dash go out and the power to door locks, radio and a/c power is lost as well as the blinkers for lane changes. this vehicle is very unsafe but we need it as we have 5 children and can not afford to buy a new one. the power window on passenger side as well as the power sliding doors do not work. when this issue happens if their happened to be an electrical fire because of it, we would be unable to exit the vehicle because the doors are locked and the knobs on the interior of this model are flush into the door when the vehicle is locked and can not be manually pulled up. with children, this is a very serious safety concern. please please investigate this issue with the ford windstar. i have also contacted for with my complaint and they only would say there are no recalls on this issue right now but to save my receipts should i try to get it fixed in case one is issued in the future. *tr
01/01/201045000
 The abs warning lights come on and turn off at various times under different conditions.
12/15/2011118000
 After purchasing from a dealer in oct of 2010 the abs light, check traction control light, brake light and air bag light started coming on intermittently. had the vehicle serviced in mi for the axle recall. was without the vehicle and had loaner car for 2 months. after getting vehicle back the lights were on more consistently the dealership noted this but did not offer any reason found for this. by summer of 2011 these lights were staying on almost constantly and this continued for a year, after investigating this issue online and seeing that other owners have invested hundreds of dollars trying to get the lights to go off and stay off only to have them keep coming back on we have decided to file a complaint as this issue is not a simple fix and obviously is happening in hundreds of vehicles. our problem has progressed to where the speedometer and odemeter go wildly up and down while driving at highway speeds and we are never sure of our speed. the lights on the dash go out and the power to door locks, radio and a/c power is lost as well as the blinkers for lane changes. this vehicle is very unsafe but we need it as we have 5 children and can not afford to buy a new one. the power window on passenger side as well as the power sliding doors do not work. when this issue happens if their happened to be an electrical fire because of it, we would be unable to exit the vehicle because the doors are locked and the knobs on the interior of this model are flush into the door when the vehicle is locked and can not be manually pulled up. with children, this is a very serious safety concern. please please investigate this issue with the ford windstar. i have also contacted for with my complaint and they only would say there are no recalls on this issue right now but to save my receipts should i try to get it fixed in case one is issued in the future.
01/01/2010150000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated that while at a traffic stop, the vehicle erroneously accelerated. the vehicle began to function normally several moments later. the contact also stated that the brake, abs and over drive off warning lights illuminated intermittently. the vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was determined that the master cylinder failed and was leaking brake fluid onto the electrical components. the vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. the manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. the failure mileage was 150,000. kmj
12/15/2011118000
 After purchasing from a dealer in oct of 2010 the abs light, check traction control light, brake light and air bag light started coming on intermittently. had the vehicle serviced in mi for the axle recall. was without the vehicle and had loaner car for 2 months. after getting vehicle back the lights were on more consistently the dealership noted this but did not offer any reason found for this. by summer of 2011 these lights were staying on almost constantly and this continued for a year, after investigating this issue online and seeing that other owners have invested hundreds of dollars trying to get the lights to go off and stay off only to have them keep coming back on we have decided to file a complaint as this issue is not a simple fix and obviously is happening in hundreds of vehicles. our problem has progressed to where the speedometer and odemeter go wildly up and down while driving at highway speeds and we are never sure of our speed. the lights on the dash go out and the power to door locks, radio and a/c power is lost as well as the blinkers for lane changes. this vehicle is very unsafe but we need it as we have 5 children and can not afford to buy a new one. the power window on passenger side as well as the power sliding doors do not work. when this issue happens if their happened to be an electrical fire because of it, we would be unable to exit the vehicle because the doors are locked and the knobs on the interior of this model are flush into the door when the vehicle is locked and can not be manually pulled up. with children, this is a very serious safety concern. please please investigate this issue with the ford windstar. i have also contacted for with my complaint and they only would say there are no recalls on this issue right now but to save my receipts should i try to get it fixed in case one is issued in the future.
01/01/2010150000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated that while at a traffic stop, the vehicle erroneously accelerated. the vehicle began to function normally several moments later. the contact also stated that the brake, abs and over drive off warning lights illuminated intermittently. the vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was determined that the master cylinder failed and was leaking brake fluid onto the electrical components. the vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. the manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. the failure mileage was 150,000. kmj
01/01/2010150000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated that while at a stop, the vehicle erroneously accelerated. the vehicle began to function normally a few moments later. the contact also stated that the brake, abs, and over drive off lights illuminated intermittently. the vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was found that the master cylinder had failed and was leaking brake fluid onto the electrical components. the vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. the manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. the failure mileage was 150,000. mh
09/01/2012103000
 Abs light turns on intermittently, sometimes function of brakes are affected. told my repair shop it is a faulty connection in the abs module.
09/01/2012103000
 Abs light turns on intermittently, sometimes function of brakes are affected. told my repair shop it is a faulty connection in the abs module.
09/01/2012103000
 Abs light turns on intermittently, sometimes function of brakes are affected. told my repair shop it is a faulty connection in the abs module.
12/23/20121788881
 Battery light comes on periodically - driving home my radio shut off, abs brake light came on, dash lights dimmed then shut off, head lights began flashing, heater may have stopped (not sure, was focusing on the next road to pull off on), could not accelerate. i pulled over, shut off the van and waited. a few minutes later it turned over like nothing was wrong. this also happened to me about a month and a half ago. *tr
12/23/2012178888
 Battery light comes on periodically - driving home my radio shut off, abs break light came on, dash lighs dimmed then shut off, head lights began flashing, heater may have stopped (not sure, was focusing on the next road to pull off on), could not accelerate. i pulled over, shut off the van and waited. a few minutes later it turned over like nothing was wrong. this also happeded to me about a month and a half ago.
12/04/2012135000
 Code c1185 with abs light error on dash indicating braking problem. *tr
12/23/2012178888
 Battery light comes on periodically - driving home my radio shut off, abs break light came on, dash lighs dimmed then shut off, head lights began flashing, heater may have stopped (not sure, was focusing on the next road to pull off on), could not accelerate. i pulled over, shut off the van and waited. a few minutes later it turned over like nothing was wrong. this also happeded to me about a month and a half ago.
12/04/2012135000
 Code c1185 with abs light error on dash indicating braking problem.
12/10/2012946541
 Abs light and brake light on due to faulty abs module. the issue of the abs brake light is critical in that the abs brake system does not function as designed by ford. the issue is caused by heat in the abs (anti-lock brake system) ecm (electronic control module) (2c219) module causing expansion of a large aluminum plate (heat sink) in the ecm which is attached to the ecm main circuit board at all points. the expansion occurs when the unit gets warm especially in the summer months and causes intermittent electrical connection in the unit because the fragile board is being stretched and malformed. the code most commonly scanned by professional mechanics is code c1185. seen by us owners as a yellow abs brake light. *tr
08/03/20111
 The 1st problem, had a check engine light on my 2001 ford windstar, c1518 intake manifold runner control stuck open. after reading forums, most pointed to a plastic bushing clip coming off leaving a control arm 2nd problem, abs chk light and brk chk light come on after driving for a few minutes, abs module and abs sensor went out. *tr
12/10/2012946541
 Abs light and brake light on due to faulty abs module. the issue of the abs brake light is critical in that the abs brake system does not function as designed by ford. the issue is caused by heat in the abs (anti-lock brake system) ecm (electronic control module) (2c219) module causing expansion of a large aluminum plate (heat sink) in the ecm which is attached to the ecm main circuit board at all points. the expansion occurs when the unit gets warm especially in the summer months and causes intermittent electrical connection in the unit because the fragile board is being stretched and malformed. the code most commonly scanned by professional mechanics is code c1185. seen by us owners as a yellow abs brake light. *tr
08/03/20111
 The 1st problem, had a check engine light on my 2001 ford windstar, c1518 intake manifold runner control stuck open. after reading forums, most pointed to a plastic bushing clip coming off leaving a control arm 2nd problem, abs chk light and brk chk light come on after driving for a few minutes, abs module and abs sensor went out. *tr
12/07/20121690001
 Vehicle abs light has been on consistently since purchasing vehicle from carhop/ uac. reported the problem to the warranty department only to be told any electrical is not under their warranty! this was reported within a week or so of purchasing the vehicle used for 8500$. since have replaced all four tires for brakes, ( top of the line brakes, not cheap ones) light still remains on after several trips to a shop. anti-lock braking system still inoperable and almost caused crash 12-7-2012 when attempting to stop on a lightly icy road. several other electrical issues have been going on with the car as well. it blows brand new fuses, rated higher than what the slot calls for, the low tire pressure light stays on, despite taking the van to a tire specialist and the correct amount of air placed in each tire. also the crankshaft positioner has caused the vehicle not to start. the air bag light has stayed on and went off after disconnecting the battery. replacing bulbs on the van quit often. at the point of stopping the payments and letting the car company just repo the van. it is a safety hazard on the roads and especially in snowy minnesota where a functionable vehicle is needed in order not to cause a accident! *tr
12/30/2011602331
 Purchased vehicle in 2011 used, shortly after purchase the following issues began to occur, the last issue of the overdrive light blinking continuously occurred on 12-04-2012. vehicle sited above exhibits constant abs lighted yellow, brake light - constant red, odometer - mileage replaced with dashes, speedometer - not functioning, cruise control - not functioning, over drive on/off indicator - continuous blinking. *tr
12/10/2012946541
 Abs light and brake light on due to faulty abs module. the issue of the abs brake light is critical in that the abs brake system does not function as designed by ford. the issue is caused by heat in the abs (anti-lock brake system) ecm (electronic control module) (2c219) module causing expansion of a large aluminum plate (heat sink) in the ecm which is attached to the ecm main circuit board at all points. the expansion occurs when the unit gets warm especially in the summer months and causes intermittent electrical connection in the unit because the fragile board is being stretched and malformed. the code most commonly scanned by professional mechanics is code c1185. seen by us owners as a yellow abs brake light. *tr
08/03/20111
 The 1st problem, had a check engine light on my 2001 ford windstar, c1518 intake manifold runner control stuck open. after reading forums, most pointed to a plastic bushing clip coming off leaving a control arm 2nd problem, abs chk light and brk chk light come on after driving for a few minutes, abs module and abs sensor went out. *tr
12/07/20121690001
 Vehicle abs light has been on consistently since purchasing vehicle from carhop/ uac. reported the problem to the warranty department only to be told any electrical is not under their warranty! this was reported within a week or so of purchasing the vehicle used for 8500$. since have replaced all four tires for brakes, ( top of the line brakes, not cheap ones) light still remains on after several trips to a shop. anti-lock braking system still inoperable and almost caused crash 12-7-2012 when attempting to stop on a lightly icy road. several other electrical issues have been going on with the car as well. it blows brand new fuses, rated higher than what the slot calls for, the low tire pressure light stays on, despite taking the van to a tire specialist and the correct amount of air placed in each tire. also the crankshaft positioner has caused the vehicle not to start. the air bag light has stayed on and went off after disconnecting the battery. replacing bulbs on the van quit often. at the point of stopping the payments and letting the car company just repo the van. it is a safety hazard on the roads and especially in snowy minnesota where a functionable vehicle is needed in order not to cause a accident! *tr
12/30/2011602331
 Purchased vehicle in 2011 used, shortly after purchase the following issues began to occur, the last issue of the overdrive light blinking continuously occurred on 12-04-2012. vehicle sited above exhibits constant abs lighted yellow, brake light - constant red, odometer - mileage replaced with dashes, speedometer - not functioning, cruise control - not functioning, over drive on/off indicator - continuous blinking. *tr
12/10/201294654
 Abs light and brake light on due to faulty abs module. the issue of the the abs brake light is critical in that the abs brake system does not function as designed by ford. the issue is caused by heat in the abs (anti-lock brake system) ecm (electronic control module) (2c219) module causing expansion of a large aluminum plate (heat sink) in the ecm which is attached to the ecm main circuit board at all points. the expansion occurs when the unit gets warm especially in the summer months and causes intermittent electrical connection in the unit because the fragile board is being stretched and malformed. the code most commonly scanned by professional mechanics is code c1185. seen by us owners as a yellow abs brake light.
08/03/20111
 The 1st problem, had a check engine light on my 2001 ford windstar, c1518 intake manifold runner control stuck open. after reading forums, most pointed to a plastic bushing clip coming off leaving a control arm 2nd problem, abs chk light and brk chk light come on after driving for a few minutes, abs module and abs sensor went out. *tr
12/07/20121690001
 Vehicle abs light has been on consistently since purchasing vehicle from carhop/ uac. reported the problem to the warranty department only to be told any electrical is not under their warranty! this was reported within a week or so of purchasing the vehicle used for 8500$. since have replaced all four tires for brakes, ( top of the line brakes, not cheap ones) light still remains on after several trips to a shop. anti-lock braking system still inoperable and almost caused crash 12-7-2012 when attempting to stop on a lightly icy road. several other electrical issues have been going on with the car as well. it blows brand new fuses, rated higher than what the slot calls for, the low tire pressure light stays on, despite taking the van to a tire specialist and the correct amount of air placed in each tire. also the crankshaft positioner has caused the vehicle not to start. the air bag light has stayed on and went off after disconnecting the battery. replacing bulbs on the van quit often. at the point of stopping the payments and letting the car company just repo the van. it is a safety hazard on the roads and especially in snowy minnesota where a functionable vehicle is needed in order not to cause a accident! *tr
12/30/2011602331
 Purchased vehicle in 2011 used, shortly after purchase the following issues began to occur, the last issue of the overdrive light blinking continuously occurred on 12-04-2012. vehicle sited above exhibits constant abs lighted yellow, brake light - constant red, odometer - mileage replaced with dashes, speedometer - not functioning, cruise control - not functioning, over drive on/off indicator - continuous blinking. *tr
12/07/2010800001
 Yellow abs dash light comes on randomly and also the red brake light on the dash comes on at the same time as the yellow abs light and is also random, some times they stay for days and go off for a short time but come on again later. *tr
08/03/2011
 The 1st problem, had a check engine light on my 2001 ford windstar, c1518 intake manifold runner control stuck open. after reading forums, most pointed to a plastic bushing clip coming off leaving a control arm 2nd problem, abs chk lioght and brk chk light come on after driving for a few minutes, abs module and abs sensor went out.
12/07/2012169000
 Vehicle abs light has been on consistently since purchasing vehicle from carhop/ uac. reported the problem to the warranty department only to be told any electrical is not under their warranty! this was reported within a week or so of purchasing the vehicle used for 8500$. since have replaced all four tires for brakes, ( top of the line brakes, not cheap ones) light still remains on after several trips to a shop. anti-lock braking system still inoperable and almost caused crash 12-7-2012 when attempting to stop on a lightly icy road. several other electrical issues have been going on with the car as well. it blows brand new fuses, rated higher than what the slot calls for, the low tire pressure light stays on, despite taking the van to a tire specialist and the correct amount of air placed in each tire. also the crankshaft positioner has caused the vehicle not to start. the air bag light has stayed on and went off after disconnecting the battery. replacing bulbs on the van quit often. at the point of stopping the payments and letting the car company just repo the van. it is a safety hazzard on the roads and especially in snowy minnesota where a functionable vehicle is needed in order not to cause a accident!
12/07/2010800001
 Yellow abs dash light comes on randomly and also the red brake light on the dash comes on at the same time as the yellow abs light and is also random, some times they stay for days and go off for a short time but come on again later. *tr
12/02/20121960001
 Driving on highway at normal road conditions when the abs and brake alert lights turned on. vehicle was operational. owners manual indicated that brake service was needed. *tr
12/07/2010800001
 Yellow abs dash light comes on randomly and also the red brake light on the dash comes on at the same time as the yellow abs light and is also random, some times they stay for days and go off for a short time but come on again later. *tr
12/02/20121960001
 Driving on highway at normal road conditions when the abs and brake alert lights turned on. vehicle was operational. owners manual indicated that brake service was needed. *tr
12/02/20121960001
 Driving on highway at normal road conditions when the abs and brake alert lights turned on. vehicle was operational. owners manual indicated that brake service was needed. *tr
11/01/2012641101
 As the engine is warming up, at speed at 30 mph, the brake and abs warning lights came on, the braking is losing the efficiency, it took longer distance to stop which could cause accident or serious safety issue. worse if i were at higher speed. we would appreciate if defective parts could be repaired by ford company as recall as i understand that this is common problem for many years. *tr
12/02/2012196000
 Driving on highway at normal road conditions when the abs and brake alert lights turned on. vehicle was operational. owners manual indicated that brake service was needed.
11/01/2012641101
 As the engine is warming up, at speed at 30 mph, the brake and abs warning lights came on, the braking is losing the efficiency, it took longer distance to stop which could cause accident or serious safety issue. worse if i were at higher speed. we would appreciate if defective parts could be repaired by ford company as recall as i understand that this is common problem for many years. *tr
11/01/201264110
 As the engine is warming up, at speed at 30 mph, the brake and abs warning lights came on, the braking is losing the efficiency, it took longer distance to stop which could cause accident or serious safety issue. worse if i were at higher speed. we would appreciate if defective parts could be repaired by ford company as recall as i understand that this is common problem for many years.
09/18/2012486701
 Abs light and brake lite come on. i went to tire plus and they indicated that it was code c1185. i called hoffman ford in harrisburg, pa and they indicated that there was no recall for that code. *tr
09/18/201248670
 Abs light and brake lite come on. i went to tire plus and they indicated that it was code c1185. i called hoffman ford in harrisburg, pa and they indicated that there was no recall for that code.
09/18/201248670
 Abs light and brake lite come on. i went to tire plus and they indicated that it was code c1185. i called hoffman ford in harrisburg, pa and they indicated that there was no recall for that code.
09/18/201248670
 Abs light and brake lite come on. i went to tire plus and they indicated that it was code c1185. i called hoffman ford in harrisburg, pa and they indicated that there was no recall for that code.
10/29/20121380001
 Hello, the abs light and e-brake light now come on and stay on for extended periods of time. sometimes the lights will not come on, but then come on after i have been driving for a while. *tr
10/29/2012138000
 Hello, the abs light and e-brake light now come on and stay on for extended periods of time. sometimes the lights will not come on, but then come on after i have been driving for a while.
10/29/2012138000
 Hello, the abs light and e-brake light now come on and stay on for extended periods of time. sometimes the lights will not come on, but then come on after i have been driving for a while.
10/18/20121560001
 My abs light is on and will not go off and speedometer wouldn't work properly when the weather was really warm,and just september 21st 2012 my car was not able to switch out of park,and on oct.18th 2012 my brake light stop working all together. i have research this problem and there is a recall out on ford windstar 1998-2003 with the same problems. but when i called ford 10/22/12 they check my vin and stated that there was not a recall on my car only ford windstar van with parts made in virginia. i don't understand why my car cant be repair at ford expense when there is evidence that there i s a problem with the car. *tr
10/18/20121560001
 My abs light is on and will not go off and speedometer wouldn't work properly when the weather was really warm,and just september 21st 2012 my car was not able to switch out of park,and on oct.18th 2012 my brake light stop working all together. i have research this problem and there is a recall out on ford windstar 1998-2003 with the same problems. but when i called ford 10/22/12 they check my vin and stated that there was not a recall on my car only ford windstar van with parts made in virginia. i don't understand why my car cant be repair at ford expense when there is evidence that there i s a problem with the car. *tr
10/18/20121560001
 My abs light is on and will not go off and speedometer wouldn't work properly when the weather was really warm,and just september 21st 2012 my car was not able to switch out of park,and on oct.18th 2012 my brake light stop working all together. i have research this problem and there is a recall out on ford windstar 1998-2003 with the same problems. but when i called ford 10/22/12 they check my vin and stated that there was not a recall on my car only ford windstar van with parts made in virginia. i don't understand why my car cant be repair at ford expense when there is evidence that there i s a problem with the car. *tr
10/18/2012156000
 My abs light is on and will not go off and speed odemeter wouldn't work properly when the weather was really warm,and just september 21st 2012 my car was not able to swith out of park,and on oct.18th 2012 my brake light stop working all together.i have research this problem and there is a recall out on ford windstar 1998-2003 with the same problems. but when i called ford 10/22/12 they check my vin and stated that there was not a recall on my car only ford windstar van with parts made in virgina. i dont understand why my car cant be repair at ford expence when there is invindence that there i s a problem with the car.
08/06/20121976581
 Though i've replace rear cylinders and brake pads (inside the rear drums) about one week ago (197,992), sometimes when i stop at an intersection or stop sign, with the parking brake off, the red brake (!) dash light comes on. when i resume movement, it goes off. i've been to my local ford dealer and neither time have they fixed it (28 sep & 4 oct 12). i even had the entire hand brake assembly replaced. on-line sources lean towards ecu/hcu failure. i change all fluids every 25-30k; the last time the brake fluid was flushed was at 190,000 on 22 may 12. the front brake pads were replaced then, too. i have detailed maintenance records-i'm the original owner. my abs light has not come on, yet. *tr
10/04/2012514001
 We parked the van at walmart and when we started it back up the abs and brake lights came on and stayed on until we shut down and restarted 2 times. it started doing it sporadically. we bought this van used, so we took it back to the dealership and they ran a diagnostic and said that nothing was showing up and just reset the system. the lights had stayed off until sunday, october 14th; they are now starting to come back on sporadically. *tr
08/06/2012197658
 Though i've replace rear cylinders and brake pads (inside the rear drums) about one week ago (197,992), sometimes when i stop at an intersection or stop sign, with the parking brake off, the red brake (!) dash light comes on. when i resume movement, it goes off. i've been to my local ford dealer and neither time have they fixed it (28 sep & 4 oct 12). i even had the entire hand brake assembly replaced. on-line sources lean towards ecu/hcu failure. i change all fluids every 25-30k; the last time the brake fluid was flushed was at 190,000 on 22 may 12. the front brake pads were replaced then, too. i have detailed maintenance records-i'm the original owner. my abs light has not come on, yet.
10/04/201251400
 We parked the van at walmart and when we started it back up the abs and brake lights came on and stayed on until we shut down and restarted 2 times. it started doing it sporaticly. we bought this van used, so we took it back to the dealership and they ran a diagnostic and said that nothing was showing up and just reset the system. the lights had stayed off until sunday, october 14th; they are now starting to come back on sporacticly.
08/06/2012197658
 Though i've replace rear cylinders and brake pads (inside the rear drums) about one week ago (197,992), sometimes when i stop at an intersection or stop sign, with the parking brake off, the red brake (!) dash light comes on. when i resume movement, it goes off. i've been to my local ford dealer and neither time have they fixed it (28 sep & 4 oct 12). i even had the entire hand brake assembly replaced. on-line sources lean towards ecu/hcu failure. i change all fluids every 25-30k; the last time the brake fluid was flushed was at 190,000 on 22 may 12. the front brake pads were replaced then, too. i have detailed maintenance records-i'm the original owner. my abs light has not come on, yet.
10/04/201251400
 We parked the van at walmart and when we started it back up the abs and brake lights came on and stayed on until we shut down and restarted 2 times. it started doing it sporaticly. we bought this van used, so we took it back to the dealership and they ran a diagnostic and said that nothing was showing up and just reset the system. the lights had stayed off until sunday, october 14th; they are now starting to come back on sporacticly.
06/06/2011
 Abs warning light on, traction control and brake light also on i was told by the dealer the abs module has failed.
08/06/2012197658
 Though i've replace rear cylinders and brake pads (inside the rear drums) about one week ago (197,992), sometimes when i stop at an intersection or stop sign, with the parking brake off, the red brake (!) dash light comes on. when i resume movement, it goes off. i've been to my local ford dealer and neither time have they fixed it (28 sep & 4 oct 12). i even had the entire hand brake assembly replaced. on-line sources lean towards ecu/hcu failure. i change all fluids every 25-30k; the last time the brake fluid was flushed was at 190,000 on 22 may 12. the front brake pads were replaced then, too. i have detailed maintenance records-i'm the original owner. my abs light has not come on, yet.
10/04/201251400
 We parked the van at walmart and when we started it back up the abs and brake lights came on and stayed on until we shut down and restarted 2 times. it started doing it sporaticly. we bought this van used, so we took it back to the dealership and they ran a diagnostic and said that nothing was showing up and just reset the system. the lights had stayed off until sunday, october 14th; they are now starting to come back on sporacticly.
06/06/2011
 Abs warning light on, traction control and brake light also on i was told by the dealer the abs module has failed.
10/01/2010120000
 There are continued repeated intermitent failures of the abs control module thus rendering the entire braking system and traction control system as unreliable. the incidents happen quite frequently and often appear related to the ambient air temperature. i have had my mechanics replace multiple wheel bearings and clear over 30 codes related to the the failure of this component. this is basically rendering my vehicle as a significant safety risk for me and my family.
08/06/2012197658
 Though i've replace rear cylinders and brake pads (inside the rear drums) about one week ago (197,992), sometimes when i stop at an intersection or stop sign, with the parking brake off, the red brake (!) dash light comes on. when i resume movement, it goes off. i've been to my local ford dealer and neither time have they fixed it (28 sep & 4 oct 12). i even had the entire hand brake assembly replaced. on-line sources lean towards ecu/hcu failure. i change all fluids every 25-30k; the last time the brake fluid was flushed was at 190,000 on 22 may 12. the front brake pads were replaced then, too. i have detailed maintenance records-i'm the original owner. my abs light has not come on, yet.
10/04/201251400
 We parked the van at walmart and when we started it back up the abs and brake lights came on and stayed on until we shut down and restarted 2 times. it started doing it sporaticly. we bought this van used, so we took it back to the dealership and they ran a diagnostic and said that nothing was showing up and just reset the system. the lights had stayed off until sunday, october 14th; they are now starting to come back on sporacticly.
06/06/2011
 Abs warning light on, traction control and brake light also on i was told by the dealer the abs module has failed.
10/01/2010120000
 There are continued repeated intermitent failures of the abs control module thus rendering the entire braking system and traction control system as unreliable. the incidents happen quite frequently and often appear related to the ambient air temperature. i have had my mechanics replace multiple wheel bearings and clear over 30 codes related to the the failure of this component. this is basically rendering my vehicle as a significant safety risk for me and my family.
10/04/201251400
 We parked the van at walmart and when we started it back up the abs and brake lights came on and stayed on until we shut down and restarted 2 times. it started doing it sporaticly. we bought this van used, so we took it back to the dealership and they ran a diagnostic and said that nothing was showing up and just reset the system. the lights had stayed off until sunday, october 14th; they are now starting to come back on sporacticly.
06/06/2011
 Abs warning light on, traction control and brake light also on i was told by the dealer the abs module has failed.
10/01/2010120000
 There are continued repeated intermitent failures of the abs control module thus rendering the entire braking system and traction control system as unreliable. the incidents happen quite frequently and often appear related to the ambient air temperature. i have had my mechanics replace multiple wheel bearings and clear over 30 codes related to the the failure of this component. this is basically rendering my vehicle as a significant safety risk for me and my family.
10/01/2010120000
 There are continued repeated intermitent failures of the abs control module thus rendering the entire braking system and traction control system as unreliable. the incidents happen quite frequently and often appear related to the ambient air temperature. i have had my mechanics replace multiple wheel bearings and clear over 30 codes related to the the failure of this component. this is basically rendering my vehicle as a significant safety risk for me and my family.
09/03/20121033301
 Neighbor came by early and told me the brake lights were on. i went out to inspect but didn't see them on. got in the car an hour later and noticed smoke and horrible electrical smell. i checked the entire car, but found nothing, when i went to start it, the battery was dead. had my friend give me a jump, hooked up cables and sat in the windstar for a minute, i then heard crackling and immediately smelled smoke. under closer examination i found it was the center, upper brake light assembly completely melted, bulbs were contorted. had the assembly replaced with a ford part from dealer, three days later it happened again, so i removed bulbs before it completely melted. the center third brake light does not shut off, even when car is off, 12, strong volts to bulb socket, on or off! left and right brake lights work fine...for now. i have no doubt my car would have completely been destroyed, had it not been for the battery going dead. *tr
10/03/20111
 Abs light stays on, now brake light comes on and goes off. *tr
09/03/20121033301
 Neighbor came by early and told me the brake lights were on. i went out to inspect but didn't see them on. got in the car an hour later and noticed smoke and horrible electrical smell. i checked the entire car, but found nothing, when i went to start it, the battery was dead. had my friend give me a jump, hooked up cables and sat in the windstar for a minute, i then heard crackling and immediately smelled smoke. under closer examination i found it was the center, upper brake light assembly completely melted, bulbs were contorted. had the assembly replaced with a ford part from dealer, three days later it happened again, so i removed bulbs before it completely melted. the center third brake light does not shut off, even when car is off, 12, strong volts to bulb socket, on or off! left and right brake lights work fine...for now. i have no doubt my car would have completely been destroyed, had it not been for the battery going dead. *tr
10/03/20111
 Abs light stays on, now brake light comes on and goes off. *tr
09/03/2012103330
 Neighbor came by early and told me the break lights were on. i went out to inspect but didn't see them on. got in the car an hour later and noticed smoke and horrible electrical smell. i checked the entire car, but found nothing, when i went to start it, the battery was dead. had my friend give me a jump, hooked up cables and sat in the windstar for a minute, i then heard crackling and immediately smelled smoke. under closer examination i found it was the center, upper brake light assembly completely melted, bulbs were contorted. had the assembly replaced with a ford part from dealer, three days later it happened again, so i removed bulbs before it completely melted. the center third brake light does not shut off, even when car is off, 12, strong volts to bulb socket, on or off! left and right brake lights work fine...for now. i have no doubt my car would have completely been destroyed, had it not been for the battery going dead.
10/03/2011
 Abs light stays on, now brake light comes on and goes off.
09/03/2012103330
 Neighbor came by early and told me the break lights were on. i went out to inspect but didn't see them on. got in the car an hour later and noticed smoke and horrible electrical smell. i checked the entire car, but found nothing, when i went to start it, the battery was dead. had my friend give me a jump, hooked up cables and sat in the windstar for a minute, i then heard crackling and immediately smelled smoke. under closer examination i found it was the center, upper brake light assembly completely melted, bulbs were contorted. had the assembly replaced with a ford part from dealer, three days later it happened again, so i removed bulbs before it completely melted. the center third brake light does not shut off, even when car is off, 12, strong volts to bulb socket, on or off! left and right brake lights work fine...for now. i have no doubt my car would have completely been destroyed, had it not been for the battery going dead.
10/03/2011
 Abs light stays on, now brake light comes on and goes off.
01/05/2012900001
 Anti-lock brake light comes on intermittently, and while on, the anti-lock brakes do not work. often the light just comes on for just a short period, then goes back out. repair shop can't identify problem unless the light is on. i'm told this is a common problem with this make and model, probably the anti-lock brake sensor. typically, when starting the car, the anti-lock brake light is not on, and the brakes work correctly. the light will come on and the anti-lock feature of the brakes will not work suddenly as you're driving. bad situation in cleveland, ohio in the winter. *tr
10/03/2011
 Abs light stays on, now brake light comes on and goes off.
01/05/201290000
 Anti-lock brake light comes on intermittently, and while on, the anti-lock brakes do not work. often the light just comes on for just a short period, then goes back out. repair shop can't identify problem unless the light is on. i'm told this is a common problem with this make and model, probably the anti-lock brake sensor. typically, when starting the car, the anit-lock brake light is not on, and the brakes work correctly. the light will come on and the anti-lock feature of the brakes will not work suddenly as you're driving. bad situation in cleveland, ohio in the winter.
01/05/201290000
 Anti-lock brake light comes on intermittently, and while on, the anti-lock brakes do not work. often the light just comes on for just a short period, then goes back out. repair shop can't identify problem unless the light is on. i'm told this is a common problem with this make and model, probably the anti-lock brake sensor. typically, when starting the car, the anit-lock brake light is not on, and the brakes work correctly. the light will come on and the anti-lock feature of the brakes will not work suddenly as you're driving. bad situation in cleveland, ohio in the winter.
06/14/20121240001
 Abs brake lights and brake light turning on randomly and no issues with abs. *tr
01/05/201290000
 Anti-lock brake light comes on intermittently, and while on, the anti-lock brakes do not work. often the light just comes on for just a short period, then goes back out. repair shop can't identify problem unless the light is on. i'm told this is a common problem with this make and model, probably the anti-lock brake sensor. typically, when starting the car, the anit-lock brake light is not on, and the brakes work correctly. the light will come on and the anti-lock feature of the brakes will not work suddenly as you're driving. bad situation in cleveland, ohio in the winter.
06/14/20121240001
 Abs brake lights and brake light turning on randomly and no issues with abs. *tr
06/14/2012124000
 Abs brake lights and brake light turning on randomly and no issues with abs
06/14/2012124000
 Abs brake lights and brake light turning on randomly and no issues with abs
08/31/20121250001
 Brake and abs lights turn on at same time without an apparent cause, this happens after driving van 5 or less minutes at a low speed. once the engine is turned off and restarted again, both lights remain off, and again, after driving the van for a short distance brake and abs lights come on again. *tr
08/31/20121250001
 Brake and abs lights turn on at same time without an apparent cause, this happens after driving van 5 or less minutes at a low speed. once the engine is turned off and restarted again, both lights remain off, and again, after driving the van for a short distance brake and abs lights come on again. *tr
09/10/20121050001
 Abs brake light and regular brake light comes on and stays on. *tr
08/31/20121250001
 Brake and abs lights turn on at same time without an apparent cause, this happens after driving van 5 or less minutes at a low speed. once the engine is turned off and restarted again, both lights remain off, and again, after driving the van for a short distance brake and abs lights come on again. *tr
09/10/20121050001
 Abs brake light and regular brake light comes on and stays on. *tr
09/01/2011765401
 The abs and red brake and trac lights come on at the same time,stay on until i turn the car off. it will go for weeks than it comes on again,same thing. its been almost going on for almost two years. *tr
08/31/20121250001
 Brake and abs lights turn on at same time without an apparent cause, this happens after driving van 5 or less minutes at a low speed. once the engine is turned off and restarted again, both lights remain off, and again, after driving the van for a short distance brake and abs lights come on again. *tr
09/10/20121050001
 Abs brake light and regular brake light comes on and stays on. *tr
09/01/2011765401
 The abs and red brake and trac lights come on at the same time,stay on until i turn the car off. it will go for weeks than it comes on again,same thing. its been almost going on for almost two years. *tr
09/07/2010792891
 About 2 years ago i have noticed that the abs and brake light would come on sometimes now after driving a few miles they come on constantly now. i spoke to a ford service advisor and was told it would cost me over $600.00 to repair and that there was a recall only for certain states. this does not seem fair to other ford owners to have to pay for something that ford has a default on and seems to be a problem with in a lot of these vehicles. i can not afford this repair and i'm sure most people can not afford. please look into this. ## vin passed ## ford, windstar lx, 2002 ## *tr
07/27/20122137481
 Abs light came on while driving on highway 7/24/2012. had abs reset a week later. then on 9/13/2012 while driving 30mph abs and brake lights lite up. stopped and checked brake fluid, all full. restart engine and lights went out. *tr
08/31/2012125000
 Brake and abs lights turn on at same time without an apparent cause, this happens after driving van 5 or less minutes at a low speed. once the engine is turned off and restarted again, both lights remain off, and again, after driving the van for a short distance brake and abs lights come on again.
09/10/20121050001
 Abs brake light and regular brake light comes on and stays on. *tr
09/01/2011765401
 The abs and red brake and trac lights come on at the same time,stay on until i turn the car off. it will go for weeks than it comes on again,same thing. its been almost going on for almost two years. *tr
09/07/2010792891
 About 2 years ago i have noticed that the abs and brake light would come on sometimes now after driving a few miles they come on constantly now. i spoke to a ford service advisor and was told it would cost me over $600.00 to repair and that there was a recall only for certain states. this does not seem fair to other ford owners to have to pay for something that ford has a default on and seems to be a problem with in a lot of these vehicles. i can not afford this repair and i'm sure most people can not afford. please look into this. ## vin passed ## ford, windstar lx, 2002 ## *tr
07/27/20122137481
 Abs light came on while driving on highway 7/24/2012. had abs reset a week later. then on 9/13/2012 while driving 30mph abs and brake lights lite up. stopped and checked brake fluid, all full. restart engine and lights went out. *tr
04/02/2011810001
 My 2002 ford windstar started to display the brake, traction control and abs indicator lights, indicating that the abs system was malfunctioning. this causes the traction control not to work, and the abs to shut down. standard brakes still function. at first, the lights would stay off for a period of time when i restarted the car. i would start to drive, then i might hit a bump in the road and the lights would reappear. now, the 3 lights are on as soon as i start the car or within a few minutes of driving, with or without hitting a bump in the road. my mechanic stated that this is a common problem in ford windstars and that an abs module needs to be replaced at an approx. cost of $1500. *tr
08/31/2012125000
 Brake and abs lights turn on at same time without an apparent cause, this happens after driving van 5 or less minutes at a low speed. once the engine is turned off and restarted again, both lights remain off, and again, after driving the van for a short distance brake and abs lights come on again.
09/01/20111
 The antilock brake system light as well as the traction control lights keep coming on. garage can't tell the exact cause. the booster arm busted, keeping the brakes engaged as driven. the booster arm was replaced and the lights are still on. i reset it, and they reappear after a short time. i now smell the brakes when applied. i've had engine replaced at 101,000 miles, two transmissions, multiple brake jobs, rear axle repaired, front axle repaired, front tie rods repaired. the alignment on my vehicle could only be partially completed.... toe, and another alignment done, but the complete alignment would need a hole drilled in the frame and a bolt moved over - bad design by ford. i've also had to have the oxygen sensor replaced at my own expense. the vehicle is a ticking time bomb, piece of crap. *tr
09/10/2012105000
 Abs brake light and regular brake light comes on and stays on
09/07/2010792891
 About 2 years ago i have noticed that the abs and brake light would come on sometimes now after driving a few miles they come on constantly now. i spoke to a ford service advisor and was told it would cost me over $600.00 to repair and that there was a recall only for certain states. this does not seem fair to other ford owners to have to pay for something that ford has a default on and seems to be a problem with in a lot of these vehicles. i can not afford this repair and i'm sure most people can not afford. please look into this. ## vin passed ## ford, windstar lx, 2002 ## *tr
09/01/20111
 The antilock brake system light as well as the traction control lights keep coming on. garage can't tell the exact cause. the booster arm busted, keeping the brakes engaged as driven. the booster arm was replaced and the lights are still on. i reset it, and they reappear after a short time. i now smell the brakes when applied. i've had engine replaced at 101,000 miles, two transmissions, multiple brake jobs, rear axle repaired, front axle repaired, front tie rods repaired. the alignment on my vehicle could only be partially completed.... toe, and another alignment done, but the complete alignment would need a hole drilled in the frame and a bolt moved over - bad design by ford. i've also had to have the oxygen sensor replaced at my own expense. the vehicle is a ticking time bomb, piece of crap. *tr
09/01/201176540
 The abs and red brake and trac lights come on at the same time,stay on until i turn the car off.it will go for weeks than it comes on again,same thing.its been almost going on for almost two years.
09/07/2010792891
 About 2 years ago i have noticed that the abs and brake light would come on sometimes now after driving a few miles they come on constantly now. i spoke to a ford service advisor and was told it would cost me over $600.00 to repair and that there was a recall only for certain states. this does not seem fair to other ford owners to have to pay for something that ford has a default on and seems to be a problem with in a lot of these vehicles. i can not afford this repair and i'm sure most people can not afford. please look into this. ## vin passed ## ford, windstar lx, 2002 ## *tr
07/27/20122137481
 Abs light came on while driving on highway 7/24/2012. had abs reset a week later. then on 9/13/2012 while driving 30mph abs and brake lights lite up. stopped and checked brake fluid, all full. restart engine and lights went out. *tr
04/02/2011810001
 My 2002 ford windstar started to display the brake, traction control and abs indicator lights, indicating that the abs system was malfunctioning. this causes the traction control not to work, and the abs to shut down. standard brakes still function. at first, the lights would stay off for a period of time when i restarted the car. i would start to drive, then i might hit a bump in the road and the lights would reappear. now, the 3 lights are on as soon as i start the car or within a few minutes of driving, with or without hitting a bump in the road. my mechanic stated that this is a common problem in ford windstars and that an abs module needs to be replaced at an approx. cost of $1500. *tr
09/01/20111
 The antilock brake system light as well as the traction control lights keep coming on. garage can't tell the exact cause. the booster arm busted, keeping the brakes engaged as driven. the booster arm was replaced and the lights are still on. i reset it, and they reappear after a short time. i now smell the brakes when applied. i've had engine replaced at 101,000 miles, two transmissions, multiple brake jobs, rear axle repaired, front axle repaired, front tie rods repaired. the alignment on my vehicle could only be partially completed.... toe, and another alignment done, but the complete alignment would need a hole drilled in the frame and a bolt moved over - bad design by ford. i've also had to have the oxygen sensor replaced at my own expense. the vehicle is a ticking time bomb, piece of crap. *tr
09/01/20111300001
 The abs light is on and the abs system is inoperable. *tr
09/09/20121330001
 The abs going off and on and the brake light is always on and i need to have this check out. *tr
07/27/2012213748
 Abs light came on while driving on highway 7/24/2012. had abs reset a week later. then on 9/13/2012 while driving 30mph abs and brake lights lite up. stopped and checked brake fluid, all full. restart engine and lights went out.
04/02/2011810001
 My 2002 ford windstar started to display the brake, traction control and abs indicator lights, indicating that the abs system was malfunctioning. this causes the traction control not to work, and the abs to shut down. standard brakes still function. at first, the lights would stay off for a period of time when i restarted the car. i would start to drive, then i might hit a bump in the road and the lights would reappear. now, the 3 lights are on as soon as i start the car or within a few minutes of driving, with or without hitting a bump in the road. my mechanic stated that this is a common problem in ford windstars and that an abs module needs to be replaced at an approx. cost of $1500. *tr
09/01/20111
 The antilock brake system light as well as the traction control lights keep coming on. garage can't tell the exact cause. the booster arm busted, keeping the brakes engaged as driven. the booster arm was replaced and the lights are still on. i reset it, and they reappear after a short time. i now smell the brakes when applied. i've had engine replaced at 101,000 miles, two transmissions, multiple brake jobs, rear axle repaired, front axle repaired, front tie rods repaired. the alignment on my vehicle could only be partially completed.... toe, and another alignment done, but the complete alignment would need a hole drilled in the frame and a bolt moved over - bad design by ford. i've also had to have the oxygen sensor replaced at my own expense. the vehicle is a ticking time bomb, piece of crap. *tr
09/01/20111300001
 The abs light is on and the abs system is inoperable. *tr
09/09/20121330001
 The abs going off and on and the brake light is always on and i need to have this check out. *tr
04/02/201181000
 My 2002 ford windstar started to display the brake, traction control and abs indicator lights, indicating that the abs system was malfunctioning. this causes the traction control not to work, and the abs to shut down. standard brakes still function. at first, the lights would stay off for a period of time when i restarted the car. i would start to drive, then i might hit a bump in the road and the lights would reappear. now, the 3 lights are on as soon as i start the car or within a few minutes of driving, with or without hitting a bump in the road. my mechanic stated that this is a common problem in ford windstars and that an abs module needs to be replaced at an approx. cost of $1500.
09/01/2011
 The antilock brack system light as well as the traction control lights keep coming on. garage can't tell the exact cause. the booster arm busted, keeping the brakes engaged as driven. the booster arm was replaced and the lights are still on. i reset it, and they reappear after a short time. i now smell the brakes when applied. i've had engine replaced at 101,000 miles, two transmissions, multiple brake jobs, rear axle repaired, front axle repaired, front tie rods repaired. the alignment on my vehicle could only be partially completed.... toe, and another alignment done, but the complete alignment would need a hole drilled in the frame and a bolt moved over - bad design by ford. i've also had to have the oxygen sensor replaced at my own expense. the vehicle is a ticking time bomb, peace of crap.
09/01/20111300001
 The abs light is on and the abs system is inoperable. *tr
09/09/20121330001
 The abs going off and on and the brake light is always on and i need to have this check out. *tr
09/01/2011
 The antilock brack system light as well as the traction control lights keep coming on. garage can't tell the exact cause. the booster arm busted, keeping the brakes engaged as driven. the booster arm was replaced and the lights are still on. i reset it, and they reappear after a short time. i now smell the brakes when applied. i've had engine replaced at 101,000 miles, two transmissions, multiple brake jobs, rear axle repaired, front axle repaired, front tie rods repaired. the alignment on my vehicle could only be partially completed.... toe, and another alignment done, but the complete alignment would need a hole drilled in the frame and a bolt moved over - bad design by ford. i've also had to have the oxygen sensor replaced at my own expense. the vehicle is a ticking time bomb, peace of crap.
09/01/2011130000
 The abs light is on and the abs system is inoperable.
09/09/2012133000
 The abs going off and on and the brake light is always on and i need to have this check out.
09/01/2011130000
 The abs light is on and the abs system is inoperable.
09/09/2012133000
 The abs going off and on and the brake light is always on and i need to have this check out.
06/19/2011880001
 Abs brake lights on, after research, its a common problem with faulty abs modules. subframe is rotting out with the mounting points of the subframe peeling away. o/d light coming on intermittently, after research, common problem points back to a bad vehicle speed sensor. mileage does not seem to be a factor. faulty hard lines for rear heating. multiple cracks in lines cause radiator fluid loss. very very common problem, looked at 10-15 windstars in pull-a-parts lot, all with faulty hard lines. *tr
09/01/2011130000
 The abs light is on and the abs system is inoperable.
09/09/2012133000
 The abs going off and on and the brake light is always on and i need to have this check out.
06/19/2011880001
 Abs brake lights on, after research, its a common problem with faulty abs modules. subframe is rotting out with the mounting points of the subframe peeling away. o/d light coming on intermittently, after research, common problem points back to a bad vehicle speed sensor. mileage does not seem to be a factor. faulty hard lines for rear heating. multiple cracks in lines cause radiator fluid loss. very very common problem, looked at 10-15 windstars in pull-a-parts lot, all with faulty hard lines. *tr
06/19/201188000
 Abs brake lights on, after research, its a common problem with faulty abs modules. subframe is rotting out with the mounting points of the subframe peeling away. o/d light coming on intermittently, after research, common problem points back to a bad vehicle speed sensor. mileage does not seem to be a factor. faulty hard lines for rear heating. multiple cracks in lines cause radiator fluid loss. very very common problem, looked at 10-15 windstars in pull-a-parts lot, all with faulty hard lines.
06/19/201188000
 Abs brake lights on, after research, its a common problem with faulty abs modules. subframe is rotting out with the mounting points of the subframe peeling away. o/d light coming on intermittently, after research, common problem points back to a bad vehicle speed sensor. mileage does not seem to be a factor. faulty hard lines for rear heating. multiple cracks in lines cause radiator fluid loss. very very common problem, looked at 10-15 windstars in pull-a-parts lot, all with faulty hard lines.
08/20/2012710001
 Approximately a week ago, the #10, 15 amp fuse was blown. replaced it with an approved fuse and blew right after i started van up. i had noticed some liquid on garage floor about 2 days before the fuse blew, the brake light on dashboard was lit up. i checked the brake fluid level and it was very low. when i added fluid, i noticed there appeared to be a leak of fluid on the front, underside of the master brake cylinder. i had a friend who is a mechanic look at it and he told me the master cylinder could be bad, but looked like the pressure switch was where the leak was originating. upon further inspection, he noticed there was a wire harness that was soaked in brake fluid and beneath another one was wet. he attempted to clean both of them and replaced fuses, but after using the brakes the first time(going out of the driveway) i heard a pop and the fuse was blown again. this particular fuse controls the odometer, speedometer, the abs light on dashboard. the amount of fluid going onto the engine is a good probability of a fire starting when the leaking brake fluid is on the hot engine. this seems to be an increasing problem and needs to be recalled. *tr
08/29/20121
 Abs and brake light stay on. *tr
08/20/2012710001
 Approximately a week ago, the #10, 15 amp fuse was blown. replaced it with an approved fuse and blew right after i started van up. i had noticed some liquid on garage floor about 2 days before the fuse blew, the brake light on dashboard was lit up. i checked the brake fluid level and it was very low. when i added fluid, i noticed there appeared to be a leak of fluid on the front, underside of the master brake cylinder. i had a friend who is a mechanic look at it and he told me the master cylinder could be bad, but looked like the pressure switch was where the leak was originating. upon further inspection, he noticed there was a wire harness that was soaked in brake fluid and beneath another one was wet. he attempted to clean both of them and replaced fuses, but after using the brakes the first time(going out of the driveway) i heard a pop and the fuse was blown again. this particular fuse controls the odometer, speedometer, the abs light on dashboard. the amount of fluid going onto the engine is a good probability of a fire starting when the leaking brake fluid is on the hot engine. this seems to be an increasing problem and needs to be recalled. *tr
08/29/20121
 Abs and brake light stay on. *tr
08/20/2012710001
 Approximately a week ago, the #10, 15 amp fuse was blown. replaced it with an approved fuse and blew right after i started van up. i had noticed some liquid on garage floor about 2 days before the fuse blew, the brake light on dashboard was lit up. i checked the brake fluid level and it was very low. when i added fluid, i noticed there appeared to be a leak of fluid on the front, underside of the master brake cylinder. i had a friend who is a mechanic look at it and he told me the master cylinder could be bad, but looked like the pressure switch was where the leak was originating. upon further inspection, he noticed there was a wire harness that was soaked in brake fluid and beneath another one was wet. he attempted to clean both of them and replaced fuses, but after using the brakes the first time(going out of the driveway) i heard a pop and the fuse was blown again. this particular fuse controls the odometer, speedometer, the abs light on dashboard. the amount of fluid going onto the engine is a good probability of a fire starting when the leaking brake fluid is on the hot engine. this seems to be an increasing problem and needs to be recalled. *tr
08/29/2012
 Abs and brake light stay on.
08/20/2012710001
 Approximately a week ago, the #10, 15 amp fuse was blown. replaced it with an approved fuse and blew right after i started van up. i had noticed some liquid on garage floor about 2 days before the fuse blew, the brake light on dashboard was lit up. i checked the brake fluid level and it was very low. when i added fluid, i noticed there appeared to be a leak of fluid on the front, underside of the master brake cylinder. i had a friend who is a mechanic look at it and he told me the master cylinder could be bad, but looked like the pressure switch was where the leak was originating. upon further inspection, he noticed there was a wire harness that was soaked in brake fluid and beneath another one was wet. he attempted to clean both of them and replaced fuses, but after using the brakes the first time(going out of the driveway) i heard a pop and the fuse was blown again. this particular fuse controls the odometer, speedometer, the abs light on dashboard. the amount of fluid going onto the engine is a good probability of a fire starting when the leaking brake fluid is on the hot engine. this seems to be an increasing problem and needs to be recalled. *tr
08/20/201271000
 Approximately a week ago, the #10, 15 amp fuse was blown. replaced it with an approved fuse and blew right after i started van up. i had noticed some liquid on garage floor about 2 days before the fuse blew, the the brake light on dashboard was lit up. i checked the brake fluid level and it was very low. when i added fluid, i noticed there appeared to be a leak of fluid on the front, underside of the master brake cylinder. i had a friend who is a mechanic look at it and he told me the master cylinder could be bad, but looked like the pressure switch was where the leak was originating. upon further inspection, he noticed there was a wire harness that was soaked in brake fluid and beneath another one was wet. he attempted to clean both of them and replaced fuses, but after using the brakes the first time(going out of the driveway) i heard a pop and the fuse was blown again. this particular fuse controls the odometer, speedometer, the abs light on dashboard. the amount of fluid going onto the engine is a good probability of a fire starting when the leaking brake fluid is on the hot engine. this seems to be an increasing problem and needs to be recalled.
08/19/20121285001
 The abs, brake, and traction control lights all came on. turn on and off intermittently, but stay on longer each time. mechanic says it may be the abs control module and hcu. *tr
08/19/20121285001
 The abs, brake, and traction control lights all came on. turn on and off intermittently, but stay on longer each time. mechanic says it may be the abs control module and hcu. *tr
08/19/20121285001
 The abs, brake, and traction control lights all came on. turn on and off intermittently, but stay on longer each time. mechanic says it may be the abs control module and hcu. *tr
08/06/2009560001
 For the past several years my van has has intermittent problems with the brake lights on dash appearing while driving the car at various speeds. once i stop the car and turn it off the lights will usually disappear but sometimes will come back within minutes of restarting car. this tends to happen during warmer times of year versus winter. also i have noticed a problem with brakes even right after getting them replaced. the mechanic says there is nothing wrong with the brakes?? around the same time this started to happen my cruise control stopped working. i had recieved a notice from ford about cruise control recall but when i called the local dealer and told them that my cruise control was not working and i was wondering if it had something to do with recall they said no, that was not the problem. *tr
08/19/2012128500
 The abs, brake, and traction control lights all came on. turn on and off intermittently, but stay on longer each time. mechanic says it may be the abs control module and hcu.
01/10/20121200001
 The warning light for brakes and abs kept coming on and there was not an actual problem with the brakes. *tr
08/06/2009560001
 For the past several years my van has has intermittent problems with the brake lights on dash appearing while driving the car at various speeds. once i stop the car and turn it off the lights will usually disappear but sometimes will come back within minutes of restarting car. this tends to happen during warmer times of year versus winter. also i have noticed a problem with brakes even right after getting them replaced. the mechanic says there is nothing wrong with the brakes?? around the same time this started to happen my cruise control stopped working. i had recieved a notice from ford about cruise control recall but when i called the local dealer and told them that my cruise control was not working and i was wondering if it had something to do with recall they said no, that was not the problem. *tr
08/09/2012650001
 The abs light and brake light comes on. i hook up the computer and the code read c1185. i read online that this seems to be a problem. if there is that many problems there should be a recall. *tr
06/01/20121000001
 The abs yellow warning light and red brake lights come on at random driving times. once lights appear, the abs system no longer works. we have replaced the brake module two times and problem returns within days of replacement. *tr
08/06/2009560001
 For the past several years my van has has intermittent problems with the brake lights on dash appearing while driving the car at various speeds. once i stop the car and turn it off the lights will usually disappear but sometimes will come back within minutes of restarting car. this tends to happen during warmer times of year versus winter. also i have noticed a problem with brakes even right after getting them replaced. the mechanic says there is nothing wrong with the brakes?? around the same time this started to happen my cruise control stopped working. i had recieved a notice from ford about cruise control recall but when i called the local dealer and told them that my cruise control was not working and i was wondering if it had something to do with recall they said no, that was not the problem. *tr
08/09/2012650001
 The abs light and brake light comes on. i hook up the computer and the code read c1185. i read online that this seems to be a problem. if there is that many problems there should be a recall. *tr
06/01/20121000001
 The abs yellow warning light and red brake lights come on at random driving times. once lights appear, the abs system no longer works. we have replaced the brake module two times and problem returns within days of replacement. *tr
08/06/200956000
 For the past several years my van has has intermittent problems with the brake lights on dash appearing while driving the car at various speeds. once i stop the car and turn it off the lights will usually disappear but sometimes will come back within minutes of restarting car. this tends to happen during warmer times of year versus winter. also i have noticed a problem with brakes even right after getting them replaced. the mechanic says there is nothing wrong with the brakes?? around the same time this started to happen my cruise control stopped working. i had recieved a notice from ford about cruise control recall but when i called the local dealer and told them that my cruise control was not working and i was wondering if it had something to do with recall they said no, that was not the problem.
08/09/2012650001
 The abs light and brake light comes on. i hook up the computer and the code read c1185. i read online that this seems to be a problem. if there is that many problems there should be a recall. *tr
06/01/20121000001
 The abs yellow warning light and red brake lights come on at random driving times. once lights appear, the abs system no longer works. we have replaced the brake module two times and problem returns within days of replacement. *tr
08/26/2010750001
 While driving the abs and the brake light will come on and stay on. *tr
08/06/200956000
 For the past several years my van has has intermittent problems with the brake lights on dash appearing while driving the car at various speeds. once i stop the car and turn it off the lights will usually disappear but sometimes will come back within minutes of restarting car. this tends to happen during warmer times of year versus winter. also i have noticed a problem with brakes even right after getting them replaced. the mechanic says there is nothing wrong with the brakes?? around the same time this started to happen my cruise control stopped working. i had recieved a notice from ford about cruise control recall but when i called the local dealer and told them that my cruise control was not working and i was wondering if it had something to do with recall they said no, that was not the problem.
08/09/201265000
 The abs light and brake light comes on. i hook up the computer and the code read c1185. i read online that this seems to be a problem. if there is that many problems there should be a recall.
06/01/2012100000
 The abs yellow warning light and red brake lights come on at random driving times. once lights appear, the abs system no longer works. we have replaced the brake modual two times and problem returns within days of replacement.
08/26/2010750001
 While driving the abs and the brake light will come on and stay on. *tr
08/13/20121260841
 I keep having intermittent problems with dashboard warning lights: yellow abs light, yellow trac off light, and red brake light. please note: on approx july 17, 2012 i took my windstar to have this problem checked and have ford recall 09s09 service done. the quick-service manager refused to check the abs control module connecter even after telling them three times that it is required as part of the recall. i was told by a service advisor trainee, to bring vehicle back if problem persists and take to regular service dept. i took the vehicle back to same ford dealership for resolution of this problem and was told there is a $92.00 diagnostic fee. i agreed to fee to see if the repair they recommend is same as repair which should have been covered under recall, and left van there on august 14, 2012. *tr
08/09/201265000
 The abs light and brake light comes on. i hook up the computer and the code read c1185. i read online that this seems to be a problem. if there is that many problems there should be a recall.
06/01/2012100000
 The abs yellow warning light and red brake lights come on at random driving times. once lights appear, the abs system no longer works. we have replaced the brake modual two times and problem returns within days of replacement.
08/13/20121260841
 I keep having intermittent problems with dashboard warning lights: yellow abs light, yellow trac off light, and red brake light. please note: on approx july 17, 2012 i took my windstar to have this problem checked and have ford recall 09s09 service done. the quick-service manager refused to check the abs control module connecter even after telling them three times that it is required as part of the recall. i was told by a service advisor trainee, to bring vehicle back if problem persists and take to regular service dept. i took the vehicle back to same ford dealership for resolution of this problem and was told there is a $92.00 diagnostic fee. i agreed to fee to see if the repair they recommend is same as repair which should have been covered under recall, and left van there on august 14, 2012. *tr
08/26/2010750001
 While driving the abs and the brake light will come on and stay on. *tr
08/26/201075000
 While driving the abs and the brake light will come on and stay on.
08/13/20121260841
 I keep having intermittent problems with dashboard warning lights: yellow abs light, yellow trac off light, and red brake light. please note: on approx july 17, 2012 i took my windstar to have this problem checked and have ford recall 09s09 service done. the quick-service manager refused to check the abs control module connecter even after telling them three times that it is required as part of the recall. i was told by a service advisor trainee, to bring vehicle back if problem persists and take to regular service dept. i took the vehicle back to same ford dealership for resolution of this problem and was told there is a $92.00 diagnostic fee. i agreed to fee to see if the repair they recommend is same as repair which should have been covered under recall, and left van there on august 14, 2012. *tr
08/07/20121190001
 When driving my abs and brake light show on the dashboard. this has happen in the past . they turned off for awhile about a year then came back on. they are not on all the time but have been on pretty consistent, my mechanic tried to fix the problem but alas still on. *tr
03/18/2009800001
 The abs and brake warning lights come on intermittenly. problem appears to occur more often in warmer weather. does not come on when engine started but after driving both warning lights come on. this has been a problem for a few years. *tr
08/13/2012126084
 I keep having intermittent problems with dashboard warning lights: yellow abs light, yellow trac off light, and red brake light. please note: on approx july 17, 2012 i took my windstar to have this problem checked and have ford recall 09s09 service done. the quick-service manager refused to check the abs control module connecter even after telling them three times that it is required as part of the recall. i was told by a service advisor trainee, to bring vehicle back if problem persists and take to regular service dept. i took the vehicle back to same ford dealership for resolution of this problem and was told there is a $92.00 diagnostic fee. i agreed to fee to see if the repair they recommend is same as repair which should have been covered under recall, and left van there on august 14, 2012
08/07/20121190001
 When driving my abs and brake light show on the dashboard. this has happen in the past . they turned off for awhile about a year then came back on. they are not on all the time but have been on pretty consistent, my mechanic tried to fix the problem but alas still on. *tr
03/18/2009800001
 The abs and brake warning lights come on intermittenly. problem appears to occur more often in warmer weather. does not come on when engine started but after driving both warning lights come on. this has been a problem for a few years. *tr
08/07/20121190001
 When driving my abs and brake light show on the dashboard. this has happen in the past . they turned off for awhile about a year then came back on. they are not on all the time but have been on pretty consistent, my mechanic tried to fix the problem but alas still on. *tr
03/18/2009800001
 The abs and brake warning lights come on intermittenly. problem appears to occur more often in warmer weather. does not come on when engine started but after driving both warning lights come on. this has been a problem for a few years. *tr
08/08/20121
 Abs/brake module failure. *tr
08/07/2012119000
 When driving my abs and brake light show on the dashboard. this has happen in the past . they turned off for awhile about a year then came back on. they are not on all the time but have been on pretty consistent, my mechanic tried to fix the problem but alas still on.
03/18/200980000
 The abs and brake warning lights come on intermittenly. problem appears to occur more often in warmer weather. does not come on when engine started but after driving both warning lights come on. this has been a problem for a few years.
08/08/20121
 Abs/brake module failure. *tr
08/07/2012119000
 When driving my abs and brake light show on the dashboard. this has happen in the past . they turned off for awhile about a year then came back on. they are not on all the time but have been on pretty consistent, my mechanic tried to fix the problem but alas still on.
03/18/200980000
 The abs and brake warning lights come on intermittenly. problem appears to occur more often in warmer weather. does not come on when engine started but after driving both warning lights come on. this has been a problem for a few years.
08/08/2012
 Abs/brake module failure
07/01/20111170001
 These trouble lights light up all the time turn vehicle off and restart lights go away til the next time. i don't know what the problem is. they come on constantly now is this dangerous? *tr
02/01/20111295291
 Brake light and abs light stays on in the vehicle at all times at the present time. at one time the light would come on and off (was worse when it was humid out). have replaced numerous brake parts. *tr
06/04/2012532061
 Traction control light comes on, abs light comes on, brake light comes on.
08/01/2011930001
 Right after i had the recall for 3 different recall the front end, brakes, rear axle completed my abs light, brake light & track off lights all light up on my dash all at the same time & stay on. i have a photo of this. after i turn van off for awhile (it needs to cool down) they go off. i called ford several times about this and they said it had nothing to do with their brake recall or front end recalls if i wanted to pay them to check it out i can bring it in. amazing that i never had any problems with my van until ford started fixing the recalled items. *tr
07/01/2011117000
 These trouble lights light up all the time turn vehicle off and restart lights go away til the next time. i dont know what the problem is. yhey come on constantly now is this dangerous?
02/01/2011129529
 Brake light and abs light stays on in the vehicle at all times at the present time. at one time the light would come on and off (was worse when it was humid out). have replaced numerous brake parts.
06/04/2012532061
 Traction control light comes on, abs light comes on, brake light comes on.
08/01/2011930001
 Right after i had the recall for 3 different recall the front end, brakes, rear axle completed my abs light, brake light & track off lights all light up on my dash all at the same time & stay on. i have a photo of this. after i turn van off for awhile (it needs to cool down) they go off. i called ford several times about this and they said it had nothing to do with their brake recall or front end recalls if i wanted to pay them to check it out i can bring it in. amazing that i never had any problems with my van until ford started fixing the recalled items. *tr
07/01/2011117000
 These trouble lights light up all the time turn vehicle off and restart lights go away til the next time. i dont know what the problem is. yhey come on constantly now is this dangerous?
02/01/2011129529
 Brake light and abs light stays on in the vehicle at all times at the present time. at one time the light would come on and off (was worse when it was humid out). have replaced numerous brake parts.
06/04/2012532061
 Traction control light comes on, abs light comes on, brake light comes on.
08/01/2011930001
 Right after i had the recall for 3 different recall the front end, brakes, rear axle completed my abs light, brake light & track off lights all light up on my dash all at the same time & stay on. i have a photo of this. after i turn van off for awhile (it needs to cool down) they go off. i called ford several times about this and they said it had nothing to do with their brake recall or front end recalls if i wanted to pay them to check it out i can bring it in. amazing that i never had any problems with my van until ford started fixing the recalled items. *tr
01/04/20121215001
 Abs and brake lights come on simultaneously at random on almost every trip. once on, they stay on until car is shut off. this seems to be related to a loose connection somewhere in the system because they usually come on when i hit a bump. this never happens when i am stepping on the brake pedal. *tr
06/04/201253206
 Traction control light comes on, abs light comes on, brake light comes on.
08/01/2011930001
 Right after i had the recall for 3 different recall the front end, brakes, rear axle completed my abs light, brake light & track off lights all light up on my dash all at the same time & stay on. i have a photo of this. after i turn van off for awhile (it needs to cool down) they go off. i called ford several times about this and they said it had nothing to do with their brake recall or front end recalls if i wanted to pay them to check it out i can bring it in. amazing that i never had any problems with my van until ford started fixing the recalled items. *tr
01/04/20121215001
 Abs and brake lights come on simultaneously at random on almost every trip. once on, they stay on until car is shut off. this seems to be related to a loose connection somewhere in the system because they usually come on when i hit a bump. this never happens when i am stepping on the brake pedal. *tr
07/06/20121193001
 While driving my 2002 ford windstar on july 6, 2012, my abs light and brake light came on simultaneously and stayed on for approximately 20 minutes until i arrived home. the next day, july 7, 2012, when i started my car in the morning to run errands the lights were not on. later on that day, i started my car and began driving and after about five minutes of driving once again the abs light and brake light came on and stayed on until i shut the car off. this has continued to happen as of the date i am typing up this complaint to you. it goes on and off whenever it feels like it and is very random, just like so many other problems with our 2002 ford windstar. our electrical system in our ford windstar also works whenever it feels like it as far as locking the doors, opening the doors, etc. it is difficult to ascertain what is causing the abs light and brake light to keep coming on so randomly as there are days it does not come on at all and i feel this is something the ford company should be responsible for looking into. i would respectfully like my name added to others who have reported this problem and are demanding a recall. as i understand it, this could become a very serious problem and even involve a fire. i would appreciate your serious consideration when looking into this recall. thank you for your serious consideration. *tr
11/23/20101679691
 Abs light and brake lights comes on after driving a few miles. does this periodically each time it is driven. was told by ford dealership & independent repair shop that it was a faulty abs brake module & that the regular brakes were fine but abs was not working causing warning lights to illuminate. *tr
08/01/201193000
 Right after i had the recall for 3 different recall the front end, brakes, rear axle completed my abs light, brake light & track off lights all light up on my dash all at the same time & stay on. i have a photo of this. after i turn van off for awhile (it needs to cool down) they go off. i called ford several times about this and they said it had nothing to do with their brake recall or front end recalls if i wanted to pay them to check it out i can bring it in. amazing that i never had any problems with my van until ford started fixing the recalled items.
01/04/20121215001
 Abs and brake lights come on simultaneously at random on almost every trip. once on, they stay on until car is shut off. this seems to be related to a loose connection somewhere in the system because they usually come on when i hit a bump. this never happens when i am stepping on the brake pedal. *tr
07/06/20121193001
 While driving my 2002 ford windstar on july 6, 2012, my abs light and brake light came on simultaneously and stayed on for approximately 20 minutes until i arrived home. the next day, july 7, 2012, when i started my car in the morning to run errands the lights were not on. later on that day, i started my car and began driving and after about five minutes of driving once again the abs light and brake light came on and stayed on until i shut the car off. this has continued to happen as of the date i am typing up this complaint to you. it goes on and off whenever it feels like it and is very random, just like so many other problems with our 2002 ford windstar. our electrical system in our ford windstar also works whenever it feels like it as far as locking the doors, opening the doors, etc. it is difficult to ascertain what is causing the abs light and brake light to keep coming on so randomly as there are days it does not come on at all and i feel this is something the ford company should be responsible for looking into. i would respectfully like my name added to others who have reported this problem and are demanding a recall. as i understand it, this could become a very serious problem and even involve a fire. i would appreciate your serious consideration when looking into this recall. thank you for your serious consideration. *tr
11/23/20101679691
 Abs light and brake lights comes on after driving a few miles. does this periodically each time it is driven. was told by ford dealership & independent repair shop that it was a faulty abs brake module & that the regular brakes were fine but abs was not working causing warning lights to illuminate. *tr
01/04/2012121500
 Abs and brake lights come on simultaneously at random on almost every trip. once on, they stay on until car is shut off. this seems to be related to a loose connection somewhere in the system because they usually come on when i hit a bump. this never happens when i am stepping on the brake pedal.
07/06/20121193001
 While driving my 2002 ford windstar on july 6, 2012, my abs light and brake light came on simultaneously and stayed on for approximately 20 minutes until i arrived home. the next day, july 7, 2012, when i started my car in the morning to run errands the lights were not on. later on that day, i started my car and began driving and after about five minutes of driving once again the abs light and brake light came on and stayed on until i shut the car off. this has continued to happen as of the date i am typing up this complaint to you. it goes on and off whenever it feels like it and is very random, just like so many other problems with our 2002 ford windstar. our electrical system in our ford windstar also works whenever it feels like it as far as locking the doors, opening the doors, etc. it is difficult to ascertain what is causing the abs light and brake light to keep coming on so randomly as there are days it does not come on at all and i feel this is something the ford company should be responsible for looking into. i would respectfully like my name added to others who have reported this problem and are demanding a recall. as i understand it, this could become a very serious problem and even involve a fire. i would appreciate your serious consideration when looking into this recall. thank you for your serious consideration. *tr
11/23/20101679691
 Abs light and brake lights comes on after driving a few miles. does this periodically each time it is driven. was told by ford dealership & independent repair shop that it was a faulty abs brake module & that the regular brakes were fine but abs was not working causing warning lights to illuminate. *tr
03/13/20121370871
 Brake and abs dash light illuminate. once the vehicle is shut off then restarted the lights do not come one for a little while, but they do come back on. the codes that come up are directed to faulty abs module. we were told there is a possible fire risk involved due to manufacturer's defects. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6). *tr
12/02/20101050001
 Noticed at this time and several other times that the abs light would come on and i would loose this system and brakes would lock and also have no brakes intermittently. worse in hot weather than in cold. *tr
07/30/2012122000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated that the abs and brake warning lamps illuminated. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 122,000.
07/06/2012119300
 While driving my 2002 ford windstar on july 6, 2012, my abs light and brake light came on simultaneously and stayed on for approximately 20 minutes until i arrived home. the next day, july 7, 2012, when i started my car in the morning to run errands the lights were not on. later on that day, i started my car and began driving and after about five minutes of driving once again the abs light and brake light came on and stayed on until i shut the car off. this has continued to happen as of the date i am typing up this complaint to you. it goes on and off whenever it feels like it and is very random, just like so many other problems with our 2002 ford windstar. our electrical system in our ford windstar also works whenever it feels like it as far as locking the doors, opening the doors, etc. it is difficult to ascertain what is causing the abs light and brake light to keep coming on so randomly as there are days it does not come on at all and i feel this is something the ford company should be responsible for looking into. i would respectfully like my name added to others who have reported this problem and are demanding a recall. as i understand it, this could become a very serious problem and even involve a fire. i would appreciate your serious consideration when looking into this recall. thank you for your serious consideration.
11/23/2010167969
 Abs light and brake lights comes on after driving a few miles. does this periodically each time it is driven. was told by ford dealership & independent repair shop that it was a faulty abs brake module & that the regular brakes were fine but abs was not working causing warning lights to illuminate.
03/13/20121370871
 Brake and abs dash light illuminate. once the vehicle is shut off then restarted the lights do not come one for a little while, but they do come back on. the codes that come up are directed to faulty abs module. we were told there is a possible fire risk involved due to manufacturer's defects. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6). *tr
12/02/20101050001
 Noticed at this time and several other times that the abs light would come on and i would loose this system and brakes would lock and also have no brakes intermittently. worse in hot weather than in cold. *tr
07/30/2012122000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated that the abs and brake warning lamps illuminated. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 122,000.
03/01/20121200001
 Abs brake warning light comes on when outside temp is 85 degrees +. anti-lock brake system is disabled due to faulty circuit board overheating. *tr
03/13/20121370871
 Brake and abs dash light illuminate. once the vehicle is shut off then restarted the lights do not come one for a little while, but they do come back on. the codes that come up are directed to faulty abs module. we were told there is a possible fire risk involved due to manufacturer's defects. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6). *tr
12/02/20101050001
 Noticed at this time and several other times that the abs light would come on and i would loose this system and brakes would lock and also have no brakes intermittently. worse in hot weather than in cold. *tr
07/30/2012122000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated that the abs and brake warning lamps illuminated. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 122,000.
03/01/20121200001
 Abs brake warning light comes on when outside temp is 85 degrees +. anti-lock brake system is disabled due to faulty circuit board overheating. *tr
03/13/20121370871
 Brake and abs dash light illuminate. once the vehicle is shut off then restarted the lights do not come one for a little while, but they do come back on. the codes that come up are directed to faulty abs module. we were told there is a possible fire risk involved due to manufacturer's defects. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6). *tr
12/02/20101050001
 Noticed at this time and several other times that the abs light would come on and i would loose this system and brakes would lock and also have no brakes intermittently. worse in hot weather than in cold. *tr
07/30/2012122000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated that the abs and brake warning lamps illuminated. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 122,000. kmj
03/01/20121200001
 Abs brake warning light comes on when outside temp is 85 degrees +. anti-lock brake system is disabled due to faulty circuit board overheating. *tr
07/01/20111
 Abs light on. *tr
03/13/2012137087
 Brake and abs dash light illuminate. once the vehical is shut off then restarted the lights do not come one for a little while, but they do come back on. the codes that come up are directed to faulty abs module. we were told there is a possible fire risk involved due to manufacture's defects. tonya glover 510 3rd ave collins, ia 50055
12/02/2010105000
 Noticed at this time and several other times that the abs light would come on and i would loose this system and brakes would lock and also have no brakes intermittenly. worse in hot weather than in cold.
07/30/2012122000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated that the abs and brake warning lamp illuminated. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 122,000. pm
03/01/20121200001
 Abs brake warning light comes on when outside temp is 85 degrees +. anti-lock brake system is disabled due to faulty circuit board overheating. *tr
07/01/20111
 Abs light on. *tr
06/02/20101002301
 Abs light came on intermittently at first. around 100,000 miles. then it came on solid... with regular brake light on as well. ford dealer said it was the abs control module. *tr
03/01/2012120000
 Abs brake warning light comes on when outside temp is 85 degrees +. anti-lock brake system is disabled due to faulty circuit board overheating.
07/01/20111
 Abs light on. *tr
06/02/20101002301
 Abs light came on intermittently at first. around 100,000 miles. then it came on solid... with regular brake light on as well. ford dealer said it was the abs control module. *tr
08/21/2008900001
 I was driving on a street and the car in front of me came to a sudden stop. i immediately had to brake and then the abs light and main brake light came on and stayed on. i took the vehicle to a dealer and they told me that the abs module was bad and i asked them if the knew why and they told me that they did not know. i then asked if the vehicle was safe to drive and they said yes but i would not have abs brakes. *tr
07/01/2011
 Abs light on
06/02/2010100230
 Abs light came on intermittently at first. around100,000 miles. then it came on solid... with regular brake light on as well. ford dealer said it was the abs control module.
06/02/2010100230
 Abs light came on intermittently at first. around100,000 miles. then it came on solid... with regular brake light on as well. ford dealer said it was the abs control module.
07/12/20121460001
 I was driving on the road and it had been raining earlier when i tapped my brakes to go around the curve i started sliding into the oncoming traffic and almost hit a van . i tried to steer back into my lane but it wouldn't let me .if the van hadn't been able to get out of my way i would have hit them. i wasn't able to get traction until i was off the pavement on the side if the road. *tr
08/21/2008900001
 I was driving on a street and the car in front of me came to a sudden stop. i immediately had to brake and then the abs light and main brake light came on and stayed on. i took the vehicle to a dealer and they told me that the abs module was bad and i asked them if the knew why and they told me that they did not know. i then asked if the vehicle was safe to drive and they said yes but i would not have abs brakes. *tr
06/02/2010100230
 Abs light came on intermittently at first. around100,000 miles. then it came on solid... with regular brake light on as well. ford dealer said it was the abs control module.
07/12/20121460001
 I was driving on the road and it had been raining earlier when i tapped my brakes to go around the curve i started sliding into the oncoming traffic and almost hit a van . i tried to steer back into my lane but it wouldn't let me .if the van hadn't been able to get out of my way i would have hit them. i wasn't able to get traction until i was off the pavement on the side if the road. *tr
08/21/2008900001
 I was driving on a street and the car in front of me came to a sudden stop. i immediately had to brake and then the abs light and main brake light came on and stayed on. i took the vehicle to a dealer and they told me that the abs module was bad and i asked them if the knew why and they told me that they did not know. i then asked if the vehicle was safe to drive and they said yes but i would not have abs brakes. *tr
07/12/2012146000
 I was driving on the road and it had been raining earlier when i tapped my brakes to go around the curve i started sliding into the oncoming traffic and almost hit a van . i tried to steer back into my lane but it wouldn't let me .if the van hadn't been able to get out of my way i would have hit them. i wasn't able to get traction until i was off the pavement on the side if the road.
08/21/200890000
 I was driving on a street and the car in front of me came to a sudden stop. i immediately had to brake and then the abs light and main brake light came on and stayed on. i took the vehicle to a dealer and they told me that the abs module was bad and i asked them if the knew why and they told me that they did not know. i then asked if the vehicle was safe to drive and they said yes but i would not have abs brakes.
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
03/13/2011100000
 Cruise contro switch recently replaced brake fluid was leaking may have faulty switch or master cylinder damaged during instalation causing fliud leak that is highly flamable causing fire or smoke from 2002 windstar master cylinder and brake booster were faulty.
03/13/2011100000
 Cruise contro switch recently replaced brake fluid was leaking may have faulty switch or master cylinder damaged during instalation causing fliud leak that is highly flamable causing fire or smoke from 2002 windstar master cylinder and brake booster were faulty.
03/13/2011100000
 Cruise contro switch recently replaced brake fluid was leaking may have faulty switch or master cylinder damaged during instalation causing fliud leak that is highly flamable causing fire or smoke from 2002 windstar master cylinder and brake booster were faulty.
03/13/2011100000
 Cruise contro switch recently replaced brake fluid was leaking may have faulty switch or master cylinder damaged during instalation causing fliud leak that is highly flamable causing fire or smoke from 2002 windstar master cylinder and brake booster were faulty.
SERVICE BRAKES, ELECTRIC
07/10/201050000
 Ford performed safety recall 09s09 in 2009 but only installed safety wiring harness 2002. requested ford to replace both speed control deactivation swtich and abs module due to the know failures included in the investgation, but ford refused after a year the abs and brake warning lights strted to come on intermittently, now the waring lights come on everytime the car is drivern after several miles. based on research (http://www.2carpros.com/questions/ford-windstar-2003-ford-windstar-abs-c1185-trouble-code), i can see that this is very common problem with this vehicle and the problem and it causes braking safety issues in addtion to fire problem. the replace ment of the speed control deactivation switch and abs control module replacement should be required as part of 09s09 recall. the installation fo the wiring harness only minimizes the occurrence of possible fire, but does not address the main cause of the problems of the defective deactivation shitch and abs module.
07/10/201050000
 Ford performed safety recall 09s09 in 2009 but only installed safety wiring harness 2002. requested ford to replace both speed control deactivation swtich and abs module due to the know failures included in the investgation, but ford refused after a year the abs and brake warning lights strted to come on intermittently, now the waring lights come on everytime the car is drivern after several miles. based on research (http://www.2carpros.com/questions/ford-windstar-2003-ford-windstar-abs-c1185-trouble-code), i can see that this is very common problem with this vehicle and the problem and it causes braking safety issues in addtion to fire problem. the replace ment of the speed control deactivation switch and abs control module replacement should be required as part of 09s09 recall. the installation fo the wiring harness only minimizes the occurrence of possible fire, but does not address the main cause of the problems of the defective deactivation shitch and abs module.
07/10/201050000
 Ford performed safety recall 09s09 in 2009 but only installed safety wiring harness 2002. requested ford to replace both speed control deactivation swtich and abs module due to the know failures included in the investgation, but ford refused after a year the abs and brake warning lights strted to come on intermittently, now the waring lights come on everytime the car is drivern after several miles. based on research (http://www.2carpros.com/questions/ford-windstar-2003-ford-windstar-abs-c1185-trouble-code), i can see that this is very common problem with this vehicle and the problem and it causes braking safety issues in addtion to fire problem. the replace ment of the speed control deactivation switch and abs control module replacement should be required as part of 09s09 recall. the installation fo the wiring harness only minimizes the occurrence of possible fire, but does not address the main cause of the problems of the defective deactivation shitch and abs module.
07/10/201050000
 Ford performed safety recall 09s09 in 2009 but only installed safety wiring harness 2002. requested ford to replace both speed control deactivation swtich and abs module due to the know failures included in the investgation, but ford refused after a year the abs and brake warning lights strted to come on intermittently, now the waring lights come on everytime the car is drivern after several miles. based on research (http://www.2carpros.com/questions/ford-windstar-2003-ford-windstar-abs-c1185-trouble-code), i can see that this is very common problem with this vehicle and the problem and it causes braking safety issues in addtion to fire problem. the replace ment of the speed control deactivation switch and abs control module replacement should be required as part of 09s09 recall. the installation fo the wiring harness only minimizes the occurrence of possible fire, but does not address the main cause of the problems of the defective deactivation shitch and abs module.
07/10/201050000
 Ford performed safety recall 09s09 in 2009 but only installed safety wiring harness 2002. requested ford to replace both speed control deactivation swtich and abs module due to the know failures included in the investgation, but ford refused after a year the abs and brake warning lights strted to come on intermittently, now the waring lights come on everytime the car is drivern after several miles. based on research (http://www.2carpros.com/questions/ford-windstar-2003-ford-windstar-abs-c1185-trouble-code), i can see that this is very common problem with this vehicle and the problem and it causes braking safety issues in addtion to fire problem. the replace ment of the speed control deactivation switch and abs control module replacement should be required as part of 09s09 recall. the installation fo the wiring harness only minimizes the occurrence of possible fire, but does not address the main cause of the problems of the defective deactivation shitch and abs module.
07/18/201181700
 2002 ford windstar abs module failure, intermittent abs / brake light on, eventually on all the time. had module sent out for repair. technician found a bad solder joint on motherboard. technician refered me to this website; http://www.fordwindstarrecall.info/
07/18/201181700
 2002 ford windstar abs module failure, intermittent abs / brake light on, eventually on all the time. had module sent out for repair. technician found a bad solder joint on motherboard. technician refered me to this website; http://www.fordwindstarrecall.info/
07/18/201181700
 2002 ford windstar abs module failure, intermittent abs / brake light on, eventually on all the time. had module sent out for repair. technician found a bad solder joint on motherboard. technician refered me to this website; http://www.fordwindstarrecall.info/
07/18/201181700
 2002 ford windstar abs module failure, intermittent abs / brake light on, eventually on all the time. had module sent out for repair. technician found a bad solder joint on motherboard. technician refered me to this website; http://www.fordwindstarrecall.info/
04/05/2011165000
 The abs and brake light keep turning on and off. this happens as soon as the car has heated up . it is not on when i first start the car it only comes on after i have drive the car for a while. this problem has progressively gotten worse. when i talked to the ford dealership, they acted as if they had never heard of any problems with the windstars abs ecm system. this seems to me to be a major safety hazard. i thought the abs breaking system was an important system on cars! doing some research i have found that it is due a defective part and ford wants to brush it under the rug. now i know why the dealer acted as if he had never heard of the problem before. this seems to be a problem that many windstars are having and they want to ignore it. their seems to be no concern for safety here. i only found out about this problem by going on the internet and asking what was wrong with my van. i hope ford admits to this problem and addresses it so no lives are lost due to poor brake performance!
04/05/2011165000
 The abs and brake light keep turning on and off. this happens as soon as the car has heated up . it is not on when i first start the car it only comes on after i have drive the car for a while. this problem has progressively gotten worse. when i talked to the ford dealership, they acted as if they had never heard of any problems with the windstars abs ecm system. this seems to me to be a major safety hazard. i thought the abs breaking system was an important system on cars! doing some research i have found that it is due a defective part and ford wants to brush it under the rug. now i know why the dealer acted as if he had never heard of the problem before. this seems to be a problem that many windstars are having and they want to ignore it. their seems to be no concern for safety here. i only found out about this problem by going on the internet and asking what was wrong with my van. i hope ford admits to this problem and addresses it so no lives are lost due to poor brake performance!
04/05/2011165000
 The abs and brake light keep turning on and off. this happens as soon as the car has heated up . it is not on when i first start the car it only comes on after i have drive the car for a while. this problem has progressively gotten worse. when i talked to the ford dealership, they acted as if they had never heard of any problems with the windstars abs ecm system. this seems to me to be a major safety hazard. i thought the abs breaking system was an important system on cars! doing some research i have found that it is due a defective part and ford wants to brush it under the rug. now i know why the dealer acted as if he had never heard of the problem before. this seems to be a problem that many windstars are having and they want to ignore it. their seems to be no concern for safety here. i only found out about this problem by going on the internet and asking what was wrong with my van. i hope ford admits to this problem and addresses it so no lives are lost due to poor brake performance!
04/05/2011165000
 The abs and brake light keep turning on and off. this happens as soon as the car has heated up . it is not on when i first start the car it only comes on after i have drive the car for a while. this problem has progressively gotten worse. when i talked to the ford dealership, they acted as if they had never heard of any problems with the windstars abs ecm system. this seems to me to be a major safety hazard. i thought the abs breaking system was an important system on cars! doing some research i have found that it is due a defective part and ford wants to brush it under the rug. now i know why the dealer acted as if he had never heard of the problem before. this seems to be a problem that many windstars are having and they want to ignore it. their seems to be no concern for safety here. i only found out about this problem by going on the internet and asking what was wrong with my van. i hope ford admits to this problem and addresses it so no lives are lost due to poor brake performance!
01/13/20025000
 Abs light comes on when it rains. goes out when begin to drive. sometimes makes noise. it has been doing this for years.
01/13/20025000
 Abs light comes on when it rains. goes out when begin to drive. sometimes makes noise. it has been doing this for years.
01/13/20025000
 Abs light comes on when it rains. goes out when begin to drive. sometimes makes noise. it has been doing this for years.
01/13/20025000
 Abs light comes on when it rains. goes out when begin to drive. sometimes makes noise. it has been doing this for years.
10/09/2009
 Abs lights/brake lights come on intermittently and stay on. dosent matter what speed i am going. i had the scds recall done but they said the abs was ok. i drove down the road and the lights came back on again. i've had 3 mechanics tell me they fixed it and they never did. ford fix the abs module!!!
10/09/2009
 Abs lights/brake lights come on intermittently and stay on. dosent matter what speed i am going. i had the scds recall done but they said the abs was ok. i drove down the road and the lights came back on again. i've had 3 mechanics tell me they fixed it and they never did. ford fix the abs module!!!
10/09/2009
 Abs lights/brake lights come on intermittently and stay on. dosent matter what speed i am going. i had the scds recall done but they said the abs was ok. i drove down the road and the lights came back on again. i've had 3 mechanics tell me they fixed it and they never did. ford fix the abs module!!!
10/09/2009
 Abs lights/brake lights come on intermittently and stay on. dosent matter what speed i am going. i had the scds recall done but they said the abs was ok. i drove down the road and the lights came back on again. i've had 3 mechanics tell me they fixed it and they never did. ford fix the abs module!!!
10/09/2009
 Abs lights/brake lights come on intermittently and stay on. dosent matter what speed i am going. i had the scds recall done but they said the abs was ok. i drove down the road and the lights came back on again. i've had 3 mechanics tell me they fixed it and they never did. ford fix the abs module!!!
08/12/201079000
 Ford windstar 2002 abs brake light turns on and off for no reason
08/12/201079000
 Ford windstar 2002 abs brake light turns on and off for no reason
08/12/201079000
 Ford windstar 2002 abs brake light turns on and off for no reason
08/12/201079000
 Ford windstar 2002 abs brake light turns on and off for no reason
11/18/2010138000
 2002 ford windstar - having issues with emergency brake light on, abs light on and traction control light on. have done some research and this is a very common problem that has not been recalled. braking distance is greatly increased. abs system does not function.
11/18/2010138000
 2002 ford windstar - having issues with emergency brake light on, abs light on and traction control light on. have done some research and this is a very common problem that has not been recalled. braking distance is greatly increased. abs system does not function.
11/18/2010138000
 2002 ford windstar - having issues with emergency brake light on, abs light on and traction control light on. have done some research and this is a very common problem that has not been recalled. braking distance is greatly increased. abs system does not function.
09/12/2010107000
 I have a 2002 ford windstar. about 2 months ago the brake light, abs light, and the traction control light came on the dashboard, as well as the speedometer and digital odometer quit working. i took it to a local ford dealer to have it looked at, and they told me that the abs module went bad and would need replaced. they quoted me $1006.17 + tax to fix it! it is my understanding that this year windstar has a recurring problem with this module, and i would like to know if any work is being done on a recall?
09/12/2010107000
 I have a 2002 ford windstar. about 2 months ago the brake light, abs light, and the traction control light came on the dashboard, as well as the speedometer and digital odometer quit working. i took it to a local ford dealer to have it looked at, and they told me that the abs module went bad and would need replaced. they quoted me $1006.17 + tax to fix it! it is my understanding that this year windstar has a recurring problem with this module, and i would like to know if any work is being done on a recall?
12/01/200880000
 My abs lites & brake lights are always coming on
09/12/2010107000
 I have a 2002 ford windstar. about 2 months ago the brake light, abs light, and the traction control light came on the dashboard, as well as the speedometer and digital odometer quit working. i took it to a local ford dealer to have it looked at, and they told me that the abs module went bad and would need replaced. they quoted me $1006.17 + tax to fix it! it is my understanding that this year windstar has a recurring problem with this module, and i would like to know if any work is being done on a recall?
12/01/200880000
 My abs lites & brake lights are always coming on
09/12/2010107000
 I have a 2002 ford windstar. about 2 months ago the brake light, abs light, and the traction control light came on the dashboard, as well as the speedometer and digital odometer quit working. i took it to a local ford dealer to have it looked at, and they told me that the abs module went bad and would need replaced. they quoted me $1006.17 + tax to fix it! it is my understanding that this year windstar has a recurring problem with this module, and i would like to know if any work is being done on a recall?
12/01/200880000
 My abs lites & brake lights are always coming on
12/01/200880000
 My abs lites & brake lights are always coming on
12/01/200880000
 My abs lites & brake lights are always coming on
10/12/201080000
 Brake and abs lights turn on at same time without an apparent cause, this happens after driving van 5 or less minutes at a low speed. once the engine is turned off and restarted again, both lights remain off, and again, after driving the van for a short distance brake and abs lights come on again. i already replace brake pads as well as refilled brake liquid deposit without fixing the problem. my big concern is that my wife uses this van to take and pick up my 4 kids at school.
10/12/201080000
 Brake and abs lights turn on at same time without an apparent cause, this happens after driving van 5 or less minutes at a low speed. once the engine is turned off and restarted again, both lights remain off, and again, after driving the van for a short distance brake and abs lights come on again. i already replace brake pads as well as refilled brake liquid deposit without fixing the problem. my big concern is that my wife uses this van to take and pick up my 4 kids at school.
10/12/201080000
 Brake and abs lights turn on at same time without an apparent cause, this happens after driving van 5 or less minutes at a low speed. once the engine is turned off and restarted again, both lights remain off, and again, after driving the van for a short distance brake and abs lights come on again. i already replace brake pads as well as refilled brake liquid deposit without fixing the problem. my big concern is that my wife uses this van to take and pick up my 4 kids at school.
10/12/201080000
 Brake and abs lights turn on at same time without an apparent cause, this happens after driving van 5 or less minutes at a low speed. once the engine is turned off and restarted again, both lights remain off, and again, after driving the van for a short distance brake and abs lights come on again. i already replace brake pads as well as refilled brake liquid deposit without fixing the problem. my big concern is that my wife uses this van to take and pick up my 4 kids at school.
11/13/2009117325
 Abs light is on constantly and took to dealer mechanic and mechanic documented that abs light on and abs activation when braking on normal road- work performed- scan for codes and found multiple codes related to module. must bring to ford dealer for repair. module software has to be downloaded and reprogrammed by ford dealer. -11/13/2009. brakes/rotor/disc have been replaced in 11/13/2009 and still abs light on and brake light also. today, it is difficult to brake. am hoping ford will recall the abs module.
11/13/2009117325
 Abs light is on constantly and took to dealer mechanic and mechanic documented that abs light on and abs activation when braking on normal road- work performed- scan for codes and found multiple codes related to module. must bring to ford dealer for repair. module software has to be downloaded and reprogrammed by ford dealer. -11/13/2009. brakes/rotor/disc have been replaced in 11/13/2009 and still abs light on and brake light also. today, it is difficult to brake. am hoping ford will recall the abs module.
11/13/2009117325
 Abs light is on constantly and took to dealer mechanic and mechanic documented that abs light on and abs activation when braking on normal road- work performed- scan for codes and found multiple codes related to module. must bring to ford dealer for repair. module software has to be downloaded and reprogrammed by ford dealer. -11/13/2009. brakes/rotor/disc have been replaced in 11/13/2009 and still abs light on and brake light also. today, it is difficult to brake. am hoping ford will recall the abs module.
08/23/2009
 In september 2009 the mechanic at the dealer where i bought my windstar told me the abs module is bad and that i need a new one and have to go to the ford dealer directly and pay around $800.00 and have it reset by their computer. this has cost me lots of money because i already spent $600.00 on rear brakes because of not knowing this is a common problem with ford windstar.also, immediately after purchasing this vehicle in 2007, the locks on the van don't work. sometimes it locks by remote and sometimes the locks all work, but, the driver side. this is a pain. now, i have a problem with the 'check engine' light coming on and i have had various mechanics try to reset the light and it will come back on again and again! i have spent hundreds on this van to have it in shape, but always something arises. despite the cruise control recall, i have not had any problem with it and use it all the time, but will have to have it done. i wish ford to fix all the problems this type of van has and so i won't have to spend hundreds, again, or i will have to get rid of it, which is a shame because i really love the tv, even though the screen give me problems and the vcr no longer works.
07/13/201088000
 The abs light and brake light are coming on intermittently. i have topped off brake fluid, but that does not work. the mechanic said abs failure on this vehicle is more common than not.
08/23/2009
 In september 2009 the mechanic at the dealer where i bought my windstar told me the abs module is bad and that i need a new one and have to go to the ford dealer directly and pay around $800.00 and have it reset by their computer. this has cost me lots of money because i already spent $600.00 on rear brakes because of not knowing this is a common problem with ford windstar.also, immediately after purchasing this vehicle in 2007, the locks on the van don't work. sometimes it locks by remote and sometimes the locks all work, but, the driver side. this is a pain. now, i have a problem with the 'check engine' light coming on and i have had various mechanics try to reset the light and it will come back on again and again! i have spent hundreds on this van to have it in shape, but always something arises. despite the cruise control recall, i have not had any problem with it and use it all the time, but will have to have it done. i wish ford to fix all the problems this type of van has and so i won't have to spend hundreds, again, or i will have to get rid of it, which is a shame because i really love the tv, even though the screen give me problems and the vcr no longer works.
07/13/201088000
 The abs light and brake light are coming on intermittently. i have topped off brake fluid, but that does not work. the mechanic said abs failure on this vehicle is more common than not.
08/23/2009
 In september 2009 the mechanic at the dealer where i bought my windstar told me the abs module is bad and that i need a new one and have to go to the ford dealer directly and pay around $800.00 and have it reset by their computer. this has cost me lots of money because i already spent $600.00 on rear brakes because of not knowing this is a common problem with ford windstar.also, immediately after purchasing this vehicle in 2007, the locks on the van don't work. sometimes it locks by remote and sometimes the locks all work, but, the driver side. this is a pain. now, i have a problem with the 'check engine' light coming on and i have had various mechanics try to reset the light and it will come back on again and again! i have spent hundreds on this van to have it in shape, but always something arises. despite the cruise control recall, i have not had any problem with it and use it all the time, but will have to have it done. i wish ford to fix all the problems this type of van has and so i won't have to spend hundreds, again, or i will have to get rid of it, which is a shame because i really love the tv, even though the screen give me problems and the vcr no longer works.
07/13/201088000
 The abs light and brake light are coming on intermittently. i have topped off brake fluid, but that does not work. the mechanic said abs failure on this vehicle is more common than not.
08/15/2010133000
 I was driving on the highway and my abs light came and i noticed the cruise control also didnot work any more . i took it to the ford dealer and they did the recall for the leaky scds switch this fixed the cruise problem but the abs no longer works on my windstar.
08/23/2009
 In september 2009 the mechanic at the dealer where i bought my windstar told me the abs module is bad and that i need a new one and have to go to the ford dealer directly and pay around $800.00 and have it reset by their computer. this has cost me lots of money because i already spent $600.00 on rear brakes because of not knowing this is a common problem with ford windstar.also, immediately after purchasing this vehicle in 2007, the locks on the van don't work. sometimes it locks by remote and sometimes the locks all work, but, the driver side. this is a pain. now, i have a problem with the 'check engine' light coming on and i have had various mechanics try to reset the light and it will come back on again and again! i have spent hundreds on this van to have it in shape, but always something arises. despite the cruise control recall, i have not had any problem with it and use it all the time, but will have to have it done. i wish ford to fix all the problems this type of van has and so i won't have to spend hundreds, again, or i will have to get rid of it, which is a shame because i really love the tv, even though the screen give me problems and the vcr no longer works.
07/13/201088000
 The abs light and brake light are coming on intermittently. i have topped off brake fluid, but that does not work. the mechanic said abs failure on this vehicle is more common than not.
08/15/2010133000
 I was driving on the highway and my abs light came and i noticed the cruise control also didnot work any more . i took it to the ford dealer and they did the recall for the leaky scds switch this fixed the cruise problem but the abs no longer works on my windstar.
08/15/2010133000
 I was driving on the highway and my abs light came and i noticed the cruise control also didnot work any more . i took it to the ford dealer and they did the recall for the leaky scds switch this fixed the cruise problem but the abs no longer works on my windstar.
08/15/2010133000
 I was driving on the highway and my abs light came and i noticed the cruise control also didnot work any more . i took it to the ford dealer and they did the recall for the leaky scds switch this fixed the cruise problem but the abs no longer works on my windstar.
08/15/2010133000
 I was driving on the highway and my abs light came and i noticed the cruise control also didnot work any more . i took it to the ford dealer and they did the recall for the leaky scds switch this fixed the cruise problem but the abs no longer works on my windstar.
06/01/2010159000
 I own a ford windstar lx 2002. i had the abs light recall done and the abs and brake lights still comes on and with no obvious reason. also it feels like the braking distance has suddenly increased when the light comes on.
08/03/2010145000
 Braking distance suddenly increased due to abs and brake light on all the time. i took winstar sport 2002 in for a safety recall in dec 2009. they said that they fixed it and for the past 8 months these two lights keep turning on and off about 3 times a week. now for the last month, the light have been on constantly. i am concerned for vehicle setting on fire at any time due to this last recall and now a new recall of rear axle corrosion. i have a disabled 5 year old and i am very concerned. i ould like these items fixed properly. obviously, the last recall was not. the thought of my van setting on fire with my child in it did not occur to the mechanic maybe. i learned of the last recall not being fixed properly by investigating this new recall. i honestly couldn't figure out why my lights were staying on and ford said that i needed an oil change maybe. i just had one done at the beginning of the month so that is not the case. i did own a 1996 windstar that burst into flames in 2005 february way before the recall came out in 2009. i have told them 3 times that it has already set on fire and there is no van left but they keep sending me notices for it. i would like my current vehicle fixed right the first time. it is a safety hazzard especially since it would take longer to pull my child out of vehicle if it set on fire spontaneously while in it. i use my vehicle daily to transport my child to different therapies.
06/01/2010159000
 I own a ford windstar lx 2002. i had the abs light recall done and the abs and brake lights still comes on and with no obvious reason. also it feels like the braking distance has suddenly increased when the light comes on.
08/03/2010145000
 Braking distance suddenly increased due to abs and brake light on all the time. i took winstar sport 2002 in for a safety recall in dec 2009. they said that they fixed it and for the past 8 months these two lights keep turning on and off about 3 times a week. now for the last month, the light have been on constantly. i am concerned for vehicle setting on fire at any time due to this last recall and now a new recall of rear axle corrosion. i have a disabled 5 year old and i am very concerned. i ould like these items fixed properly. obviously, the last recall was not. the thought of my van setting on fire with my child in it did not occur to the mechanic maybe. i learned of the last recall not being fixed properly by investigating this new recall. i honestly couldn't figure out why my lights were staying on and ford said that i needed an oil change maybe. i just had one done at the beginning of the month so that is not the case. i did own a 1996 windstar that burst into flames in 2005 february way before the recall came out in 2009. i have told them 3 times that it has already set on fire and there is no van left but they keep sending me notices for it. i would like my current vehicle fixed right the first time. it is a safety hazzard especially since it would take longer to pull my child out of vehicle if it set on fire spontaneously while in it. i use my vehicle daily to transport my child to different therapies.
06/01/2010159000
 I own a ford windstar lx 2002. i had the abs light recall done and the abs and brake lights still comes on and with no obvious reason. also it feels like the braking distance has suddenly increased when the light comes on.
08/03/2010145000
 Braking distance suddenly increased due to abs and brake light on all the time. i took winstar sport 2002 in for a safety recall in dec 2009. they said that they fixed it and for the past 8 months these two lights keep turning on and off about 3 times a week. now for the last month, the light have been on constantly. i am concerned for vehicle setting on fire at any time due to this last recall and now a new recall of rear axle corrosion. i have a disabled 5 year old and i am very concerned. i ould like these items fixed properly. obviously, the last recall was not. the thought of my van setting on fire with my child in it did not occur to the mechanic maybe. i learned of the last recall not being fixed properly by investigating this new recall. i honestly couldn't figure out why my lights were staying on and ford said that i needed an oil change maybe. i just had one done at the beginning of the month so that is not the case. i did own a 1996 windstar that burst into flames in 2005 february way before the recall came out in 2009. i have told them 3 times that it has already set on fire and there is no van left but they keep sending me notices for it. i would like my current vehicle fixed right the first time. it is a safety hazzard especially since it would take longer to pull my child out of vehicle if it set on fire spontaneously while in it. i use my vehicle daily to transport my child to different therapies.
08/03/2010145000
 Braking distance suddenly increased due to abs and brake light on all the time. i took winstar sport 2002 in for a safety recall in dec 2009. they said that they fixed it and for the past 8 months these two lights keep turning on and off about 3 times a week. now for the last month, the light have been on constantly. i am concerned for vehicle setting on fire at any time due to this last recall and now a new recall of rear axle corrosion. i have a disabled 5 year old and i am very concerned. i ould like these items fixed properly. obviously, the last recall was not. the thought of my van setting on fire with my child in it did not occur to the mechanic maybe. i learned of the last recall not being fixed properly by investigating this new recall. i honestly couldn't figure out why my lights were staying on and ford said that i needed an oil change maybe. i just had one done at the beginning of the month so that is not the case. i did own a 1996 windstar that burst into flames in 2005 february way before the recall came out in 2009. i have told them 3 times that it has already set on fire and there is no van left but they keep sending me notices for it. i would like my current vehicle fixed right the first time. it is a safety hazzard especially since it would take longer to pull my child out of vehicle if it set on fire spontaneously while in it. i use my vehicle daily to transport my child to different therapies.
06/01/200856000
 I have a 2002 windstar the the brake pressure differential deactivation switch was leaking. i had it replaced under the ford recall. but i am also having problems with the abs and brake light coming on intermittently. also the cruse control does not work anymore. so after reading the article on http://www.fordwindstarrecall.info/ i decided to report this issue i am having. i looked under the care and the module is a ford kelsey-hayes
08/03/2010145000
 Braking distance suddenly increased due to abs and brake light on all the time. i took winstar sport 2002 in for a safety recall in dec 2009. they said that they fixed it and for the past 8 months these two lights keep turning on and off about 3 times a week. now for the last month, the light have been on constantly. i am concerned for vehicle setting on fire at any time due to this last recall and now a new recall of rear axle corrosion. i have a disabled 5 year old and i am very concerned. i ould like these items fixed properly. obviously, the last recall was not. the thought of my van setting on fire with my child in it did not occur to the mechanic maybe. i learned of the last recall not being fixed properly by investigating this new recall. i honestly couldn't figure out why my lights were staying on and ford said that i needed an oil change maybe. i just had one done at the beginning of the month so that is not the case. i did own a 1996 windstar that burst into flames in 2005 february way before the recall came out in 2009. i have told them 3 times that it has already set on fire and there is no van left but they keep sending me notices for it. i would like my current vehicle fixed right the first time. it is a safety hazzard especially since it would take longer to pull my child out of vehicle if it set on fire spontaneously while in it. i use my vehicle daily to transport my child to different therapies.
06/01/200856000
 I have a 2002 windstar the the brake pressure differential deactivation switch was leaking. i had it replaced under the ford recall. but i am also having problems with the abs and brake light coming on intermittently. also the cruse control does not work anymore. so after reading the article on http://www.fordwindstarrecall.info/ i decided to report this issue i am having. i looked under the care and the module is a ford kelsey-hayes
07/14/201053000
 Failure of abs electonic control unit. first noticed as abs dashboard light would come on intermittently since june 2010. when checked out by the (non-ford) shop that does all the work, they certified that the brakes were fine, but the abs ecu was producing multiple and apparently random error codes. after about a month this became an almost daily occurence; took vehicle to ford who reported the ecu had failed completely (non-operative) and i would need to replace it. ford mechanic said this was not uncommon on these windstars. i did so at a cost of $1,200.00.
08/18/201059600
 Re; recall 09s09, ford dealer carry out this recall on ford windstar 2002, change the deactivation switch and wire harness. however ,when start the engine the abs & brake light goes off as normal, after driving on the highway for a while,i will say when things got heated/hot these two lights comes on back,( abs & brake light) if i stop and started the engine up ,these two light goes out, after driving for a few miles again the abs& brake light comes on back ,and on and on like this. this is causing my breaking distance to suddenly increase. this matter need urgent attention so the problem can be corrected by ford or futher recall is needed. ( e.g electronic control moduel problem) etc. thank you.
08/22/201078000
 I have had abs and brake light problems for about a year now. i take it to the ford garage they have said there is nothing wrong and reset the system. so far i haven't had an accident, i was told my brakes are good. but i still have these lights coming on almost everyday now.
06/01/200856000
 I have a 2002 windstar the the brake pressure differential deactivation switch was leaking. i had it replaced under the ford recall. but i am also having problems with the abs and brake light coming on intermittently. also the cruse control does not work anymore. so after reading the article on http://www.fordwindstarrecall.info/ i decided to report this issue i am having. i looked under the care and the module is a ford kelsey-hayes
07/14/201053000
 Failure of abs electonic control unit. first noticed as abs dashboard light would come on intermittently since june 2010. when checked out by the (non-ford) shop that does all the work, they certified that the brakes were fine, but the abs ecu was producing multiple and apparently random error codes. after about a month this became an almost daily occurence; took vehicle to ford who reported the ecu had failed completely (non-operative) and i would need to replace it. ford mechanic said this was not uncommon on these windstars. i did so at a cost of $1,200.00.
08/18/201059600
 Re; recall 09s09, ford dealer carry out this recall on ford windstar 2002, change the deactivation switch and wire harness. however ,when start the engine the abs & brake light goes off as normal, after driving on the highway for a while,i will say when things got heated/hot these two lights comes on back,( abs & brake light) if i stop and started the engine up ,these two light goes out, after driving for a few miles again the abs& brake light comes on back ,and on and on like this. this is causing my breaking distance to suddenly increase. this matter need urgent attention so the problem can be corrected by ford or futher recall is needed. ( e.g electronic control moduel problem) etc. thank you.
08/22/201078000
 I have had abs and brake light problems for about a year now. i take it to the ford garage they have said there is nothing wrong and reset the system. so far i haven't had an accident, i was told my brakes are good. but i still have these lights coming on almost everyday now.
06/01/200856000
 I have a 2002 windstar the the brake pressure differential deactivation switch was leaking. i had it replaced under the ford recall. but i am also having problems with the abs and brake light coming on intermittently. also the cruse control does not work anymore. so after reading the article on http://www.fordwindstarrecall.info/ i decided to report this issue i am having. i looked under the care and the module is a ford kelsey-hayes
07/14/201053000
 Failure of abs electonic control unit. first noticed as abs dashboard light would come on intermittently since june 2010. when checked out by the (non-ford) shop that does all the work, they certified that the brakes were fine, but the abs ecu was producing multiple and apparently random error codes. after about a month this became an almost daily occurence; took vehicle to ford who reported the ecu had failed completely (non-operative) and i would need to replace it. ford mechanic said this was not uncommon on these windstars. i did so at a cost of $1,200.00.
08/18/201059600
 Re; recall 09s09, ford dealer carry out this recall on ford windstar 2002, change the deactivation switch and wire harness. however ,when start the engine the abs & brake light goes off as normal, after driving on the highway for a while,i will say when things got heated/hot these two lights comes on back,( abs & brake light) if i stop and started the engine up ,these two light goes out, after driving for a few miles again the abs& brake light comes on back ,and on and on like this. this is causing my breaking distance to suddenly increase. this matter need urgent attention so the problem can be corrected by ford or futher recall is needed. ( e.g electronic control moduel problem) etc. thank you.
08/22/201078000
 I have had abs and brake light problems for about a year now. i take it to the ford garage they have said there is nothing wrong and reset the system. so far i haven't had an accident, i was told my brakes are good. but i still have these lights coming on almost everyday now.
07/14/201053000
 Failure of abs electonic control unit. first noticed as abs dashboard light would come on intermittently since june 2010. when checked out by the (non-ford) shop that does all the work, they certified that the brakes were fine, but the abs ecu was producing multiple and apparently random error codes. after about a month this became an almost daily occurence; took vehicle to ford who reported the ecu had failed completely (non-operative) and i would need to replace it. ford mechanic said this was not uncommon on these windstars. i did so at a cost of $1,200.00.
08/18/201059600
 Re; recall 09s09, ford dealer carry out this recall on ford windstar 2002, change the deactivation switch and wire harness. however ,when start the engine the abs & brake light goes off as normal, after driving on the highway for a while,i will say when things got heated/hot these two lights comes on back,( abs & brake light) if i stop and started the engine up ,these two light goes out, after driving for a few miles again the abs& brake light comes on back ,and on and on like this. this is causing my breaking distance to suddenly increase. this matter need urgent attention so the problem can be corrected by ford or futher recall is needed. ( e.g electronic control moduel problem) etc. thank you.
08/22/201078000
 I have had abs and brake light problems for about a year now. i take it to the ford garage they have said there is nothing wrong and reset the system. so far i haven't had an accident, i was told my brakes are good. but i still have these lights coming on almost everyday now.
08/18/201059600
 Re; recall 09s09, ford dealer carry out this recall on ford windstar 2002, change the deactivation switch and wire harness. however ,when start the engine the abs & brake light goes off as normal, after driving on the highway for a while,i will say when things got heated/hot these two lights comes on back,( abs & brake light) if i stop and started the engine up ,these two light goes out, after driving for a few miles again the abs& brake light comes on back ,and on and on like this. this is causing my breaking distance to suddenly increase. this matter need urgent attention so the problem can be corrected by ford or futher recall is needed. ( e.g electronic control moduel problem) etc. thank you.
08/22/201078000
 I have had abs and brake light problems for about a year now. i take it to the ford garage they have said there is nothing wrong and reset the system. so far i haven't had an accident, i was told my brakes are good. but i still have these lights coming on almost everyday now.
08/22/201078000
 I have had abs and brake light problems for about a year now. i take it to the ford garage they have said there is nothing wrong and reset the system. so far i haven't had an accident, i was told my brakes are good. but i still have these lights coming on almost everyday now.
03/01/201093000
 Abs/e-brakewarning led's come on when van warms up. abs quit working while driving on freeway on wet roads. nearly crashed into side rail. when i got home checked my brake fluid and found it empty. filled the fluid and took car to mechinic the next day. mechanic said i had leaked fluid all over, but the master cyl. looked to be fine. found info on line and soon after got a recall notice from ford. took van to ford dealer who installed the fuseable link, per the recall notice in november. my abs and e-brake lights are back on as of about march, 2010. they come on most often after the van has warmed up, or if the temp outside is warmer. at the same time that these warning dash lights came back on i lost brake lights all together, no tail lights, no reverse lamps, no rear turn signals, no dome lights, cc works sometimes and others does not, and the auto locks often do not work to lock or unlock the van. my brake lights would often stay on after turning the van off and removing the key, and now they don't turn on at all. my battery would die and have huge amounts of corrosion on the neg. lead of the battery. replaced battery and the ground chasis lead and the ground battery terminal. i have yet another appointment with the ford dealer this week. this has been ongoing now for 8 months. if my van catches fire, my door locks will not unlock in the rear how will i get my children out quickly and safetly? this is dangerous!
04/15/201055000
 Parking brake light, traction light and abs light come on after driving a short distance. the dealer tells me that this is the abs module going bad. the lights come on intermittently in no random order. when i switch on and off the lights go away. the dealer is quoting me $1300 to fix this, saying that this is not life threatening and just that the abs function may not function in case of a requirement. this is a huge issue for me as is a safety issue and typically the van is driven by my wife with kids in the car. ford says this is not part of their ford windstar safety recall and they will not cover this. however reading on the internet i see that this is a common problem with this model of windstar, lots of people complained and having similar issues. i have also found a recall of abs that is very similar and including the two links for your reference. i hope you can get ford to take a look at this and get them to fix this. i do not feel safe driving this vehicle any more leave aside putting kids in the car. http://www.aboutautomobile.com/complaint/2003/ford/windstar/electrical+system http://fordwindstarrecall.info/
05/06/200880000
 I own a 2002 ford windstar sel and my abs/brake light have been coming on intermittently for about 2 years. at this point they are on almost all the time. i have read online that there is a recall, but only if there is leakage and a potential fire hazard. since so many consumers are having issues with these lights coming on (and staying on) i feel ford should be fixing this issue regardless of whether or not there is a potential of fire. i was told a diagnostics and repair of these sensors could be extremely expensive (due to the amount of time involved in locating exactly what is causing the problem).
03/11/20101203191
 The abs light on my 2002 ford windstar and the brake light is staying on. i changed the brakes and i'm still having problems. three times i was driving and when i went to stop the brakes locked up on me and i couldn't stop. *tr
02/24/2010794001
 2002 ford windstar abs light is on and braking distance suddenly increased. *tr
06/16/2009750001
 Ford / windstar abs & brake lights come on when outside temperatures are warm. the ford dealership tells me the abs module is defective and needs to be replaced at a cost of around $600.00 for part and labor. thousands of windstar owners are having this same problem! i had the cruise deactivation switch replace and the new harness installed. however the abs & brake lights are still on because the abs module is defective. please have ford do a recall to have the abs module replaced for all of us owners who are driving the car without the abs function working properly!!!!!! *tr
08/06/20071
 Own a 2002 ford windstar. for about 2 yrs. we have had problems with the brake light/abs light coming on intermittently. then we experienced problems with fuses blowing. we would replace them and sometimes they would last 10 min. sometimes 2 weeks. now besides the interior lights not working, the radio, clock, cd player are all not working and replacing fuses doesn't help. there is always an odor of burning plastic and at times smoke comes out from under the hood, but no fire. i have received the recall for the speed control deactivation switch, yet when i called ford to schedule an appt. they told me the electrical problem was something different. i don't believe them a since supposedly brake fluid is leaking and destroying wires. i just want this documented as i do not have the money for a large repair bill. *tr
11/13/2009840001
 1. city driving, frequent stops, and warm weather. 2. abs and brake warning lights come on. abs is intermittent at best. sometimes loss of braking. 3. stopped driving vehicle. wait for ecm/abs module to cool down. 4. i am not an engineer, but it doesn't make sense to me to have a heat sink on the other side of a critical component's (abs) electronic board. it appears that the heat sink is expanding electronic board for the ecm/abs during frequent braking and more often in warmer months. it is just a matter of time until the ecm/abs electronic board breaks, causing braking failure and leading to...? the vehicle is a 2002 ford windstar lx. it has had the most recent recall work completed at a ford dealership. i mentioned the problem to the dealership and they did not seem to be too worried that a critical component may fail over time. *tr
08/20/2007680001
 Windstar 2002 abs ecm failure - abs brake light. in warm weather or when vehicle gets warm , abs system malfunctions. brake pedal fade (right too floor) no loss of fluid. front and rear brakes replaced, master cylinder replaced, brake system bleed, problem still exists. problem identified as 2f2z-2c219-ba - ecm control module. this problem is intermittent but very dangerous when experienced. this is a safety hazard and should be made a recall from ford. the ecm control module is akelsy hayes ebc 430 s108198003. many complaints have been made with this unit. i am a class a mechanic, this in my opinion is a safety hazard and should be corrected by ford. *tr
10/22/2009950001
 2002 ford windstar abs and brake lamp turn on intermittently. both lights illuminate during some drive cycles, lights will remain on during the entire ignition cycle. frequency of occurrence is once or twice per week dealership states that the abs control module needs to be replaced - - - approximately $800 repair bill , however dealer states that if the hydraulic unit mounting bolts break during removal to gain access to the abs unit then repair bill will be $1500. after receiving the repair estimate, the dealership informed me that they would have to order the parts. they stated that they could probably get the abs unit within 1-2 days but if the hydraulic unit needed to be replaced due to stripped or broken mounting bolts then they could not say when they could get the replacement part since it was listed on their system as on major back order. in other words, if they break the hcu bolts my vehicle could be disabled indefinitely until repair parts were off back order. so as a consumer i'm faced with the choice of driving an unsafe vehicle or potentially having a disabled vehicle for several weeks or months - - - neither of these choices are acceptable. research on the web shows that this is a common problem with these units. obviously, failure of the abs unit raises a safety concern due to the increased risk of a serious accident. ford motor company is well aware of this issue but chooses to charge their customers $1000+ repair bills instead of addressing the safety issue of defective abs units. *tr
10/05/20091081111
 Abs and brake lights remain on and brakes grinding even after replaced? *tr
06/05/20091530301
 The brake relay switch melted and leaked. i had to replace that part. the abs & brake light continuously come on and stay light up. in order for me to repair this i would have to pay $250 out of pocket. the brakes squeal even after being replaced. *tr
10/04/2009812001
 Abs light comes on. had mechanic check and cannot find anything. if i shut the engine off and on again light goes off. computer shows the following errors:c1185 c1198 c1194 c1254 c1240 c1250 c1242 c1214 c1210 c1446. *tr
03/10/20021
 Abs light comes on in the instrument cluster panel this disabled odometer reading, speedometer , od(over drive) begins to flash and heater and air condition stops working , in the cjb (central junction box) 15amp fuse keeps blowing out.each time i replace it. note: when i replace the 15amp fuse every component will be operable for only 10 to 30min driving then the abs lights comes back on and every component mentioned will be disable . *tr
10/03/2009850001
 Abs light and brake light comes on intermittently and does not clear until the car is restarted. *tr
09/15/20091220001
 June 2009-brakes failed/indicator light stayed on--took to midas and found the master cylinder was leaking. replaced master cylinder. sept 15th, 2009--brake indicator light came on. brake pedal was spongy and the cruise control would not work correctly. if i tried to use the cruise control, it would disengage without me touching the brakes, then it would return to speed without me resetting. returned the car to midas and they found the brake pressure differential switch was shorted out. it was covered in brake fluid. *tr
09/07/2009812011
 I have a 2002 ford windstar, i went to park on labor day this year and parked my van. a few hours later, i went to van and tried to use my remote to get in and it would not work. once i got directly on the van i smelled an odor that smelt like burnt rubber that was really strong. i got in van with my key and started the van. it was very hot that day so i went to roll down the power windows and they didn't work. i then went to turn on the air conditioning and it didn't work. i then looked at my dash and realized i had loss all power; nothing was work, odometer, temperature gauge, radio, headlights etc. i thought i just blew a fuse and stayed at the park. when i went home several hours later i still smelled odor but told my husband i would go to shop in morning before work to have my mechanic look at it. that morning i went to shop and they said it was not a fuse and after several hours of them doing visual and computer diagnostics they found that the abs system caught fire and started burning into my gas line. they said we were very lucky van didn't total catch on fire. they ended replacing the whole abs unit under the van and had to replace all wires that had burnt and rewire everything. repair is almost 900.00 dollars. they van gave no warnings that something like this would happen. i feel very scarred to continue driving this van, even with repair being done because i feel like it can happen again and next time we may not be so lucky. i am still paying on the van and stuck. i hope ford does something before someone loses their life. i have not picked up van yet and am considering telling car dealer to pick it up at shop and taking repo on my credit. *tr
08/31/20091035881
 Brake warning light and abs warning light illuminate for no apparent reason. *tr
05/15/20091240811
 Abs and brake dash lights are coming on staying on after a few minutes down the road. they will remain on until you shut the vehicle off. *tr
08/24/2009647041
 The abs and brake lights come on my dashboard intermittently on my 2002 ford windstar. i have no trouble w/ my brakes, yet this continues to happen. i have changed the deactivation switch under the master cylinder twice, but this keeps recurring. ford should have a recall on this problem. *tr
08/15/20081200001
 My 2002 ford windstar abs and trac active warning light currently on. no abs or traction control. ford dealer says it is the abs control unit. understand this is a common problem with these vehicles. *tr
08/10/2008800001
 I have a 2002 ford windstar van. my abs light and brake light stay on all the time. i have replaced the brake pressure deactivation switch once. it seemed to cure the problem for about a month, then the lights came back on. i have read of other people with similar problems that have lead to a fire. i have talked to the local dealer, king's ford, and their service people tell me this is a very common problem. is there a recall on this? if not there needs to be. *tr
08/05/20091035001
 2002 ford windstar brake warning light on dashboard and abs warning lights illuminate after car has warmed up. mechanics have checked brakes themselves and found no mechanical reason for these lights. also have evidence of leak in area of electric switch related to this system. *tr
01/28/2007550001
 2002 ford windstar abs light & brake light go on & off all the time, 4 different mechanics say brakes are all working correctly and have all been replaced new. ford dealership westlake, ohio has informed me after 1 hour $100.00, that they get other codes and i will have to pay hourly until they find the problems. *tr
08/04/2009965001
 I own a 2002 ford windstar sel. recently had two messages of low brake fluid. abs brake warning lights also come on and off on instrument panel. cruise control stops working from time to time. then on aug 4, the entire instrument panel went haywire, and air conditioner stopped cooling. having it looked at tomorrow, but this sounds like leaking brake fluid from bad switch has caused electrical meltdown. no fire - yet. *tr
08/05/2009755501
 Failure of the abs module on my 2002 ford windstar van. *tr
06/01/2009825681
 2002 ford windstar. abs brake system warning lights on/off regularly. heavy loss of brake fluid. *tr
07/09/2009100211
 2002 ford windstar abs light brake light on,traction control shut off. *tr
03/05/2008690001
 We own a 2002 ford windstar. we have had the abs light and brake light come on sporadically for the last year and a half. we have had the brakes checked on the car since this has occurred and there has been no cause found for the lights to keep coming on. *tr
07/07/2009948601
 2002 ford windstar brake pressure deactivation switch leakage into wiring caused short in wiring abs light, brake light o/d light o. lost speedometer and odometer. *tr
06/26/2009334501
 Recently purchased 2002 ford windstar mini van. upon research found that the prevalent problems with this model could result in brake damage, fire, and loss of vehicle. took vehicle in for brake diagnostic test and found that it has the same issue as many others of this model. quoted $2100.00 repairs. why is ford not recalling these vans? *tr
07/05/2008900001
 The abs and brake lights on my 2002 ford windstar come on intermittently in warm weather. the diagnostic codes are c1194, c1185, c1242, and c1095. the problem started last summer, stopped over the winter, and have started again this summer. *tr
04/10/2009670001
 I have a 2002 ford windstar van, while driving, the van the abs light, traction control light and the emergency brake light all come on at the same time. they remain on until i park the van. if i turn the van back on the lights are off, but once i begin driving again all three warning lights come on. i have had the van. i have read that there is a serious problem with this happening in ford windstar vans and it has resulted in fires. i am terrified to drive the van now, and would like to know when there will be a recall. this has been going on with my van, especially since the weather has gotten warmer. *tr
06/15/2009910001
 2002 ford windstar keeps displaying check abs or check traction control on the message center. then the abs or trac light turns on the dash. after car is restarted the messages go away. will happen every once in a while. my mechanic just told me there is a faulty abs control module and sensor. i cannot afford to replace that. i read reports that this is a problem with the windstar and a fire can result. my wife drives my 3 kids around in this vehicle. *tr
05/15/20091190001
 We own a ford windstar 2002 van. the following are occurring: lost brake fluid, brake light, speedometer and odometer stopped working, abs brake light, check engine light, cruise control will not activate and this is caused by leak in the brake pressure differential deactivation switch. the lights on the dashboard are permanent and i will need to take van in to the ford dealer for repairs. since this is a serious and dangerous matter caused by a defective part, we hope that they will recall this part and cover the costs for the parts and labor. we are disappointed with ford. *tr
04/25/20091150001
 We are having trouble with our 2002 windstar van...the brake lights , abs lights, and trac lights are coming on all of the time plus the od light, too!!! our mechanic says that brake fluid has dripped onto the abs module, and that this could cause a fire!!! if you have so many complaints why don't you do something about it???are you going to replace the parts???? *tr
01/01/2008850001
 1-1-08, smoke from engine on a road trip, noticed leak from hoses connected to abs, (brake fluid). connector melted and was removed. melted deactivation switch, continual loss of brake fluid, new brakes installed to no avail, continual squeak of brakes. complete loss of brakes over the last few months. almost in two accidents due to complete loss of brakes while my children were with me in the vehicle. the only thing that works is adding brake fluid every other day. replacing fuses continually since. brake light, abs light goes on. causes a short with the cruise control and odometer readings. continual activation of brake light after brake service. melted abs, ecm wiring connector. this needs to be recalled asap to prevent any future problems, and the possibility of someone getting killed. *tr
04/25/20091080001
 My wife was driving our 2002 ford windstar and noticed smoke coming from under the hood and it smelled electrical. my 19 year old son noticed the smoke coming from the wires under the master cylinder. they called me and i suggested removing the wires from the brake pressure switch. he did but they were extremely hot. i did some online research to find a problem with windstar pressure switches and wiring catching fire. i am glad a fire didn't start, but it could have. i would like to see ford include 2002 windstars in their recall. *tr
04/20/2009986621
 Normal driving of van and both brake and abs light came on, then the speedometer and odometer went out, took it to get repaired, repair shop said that the master cyd., cruise control sensor and p-tail needed to be replaced and that fluid was leaking everywhere! ! old parts kept! ! *tr
04/05/2009674001
 I have reported this before, but the problem went away this past winter and has now returned when the outside temperature started to rise. intermittently both the brake light and abs light on my 2002 ford windstar will come on while i'm driving. if i shut the van off and then turn it back on the problems goes away, sometimes for that day, sometimes for a week or more. i have taken it to the ford dealership multiple times but they could never find the problem and its no longer covered by warranty, so i've gotten tired of taking it to them and have them tell me that they can't find the problem. *tr
08/10/2008750001
 2002 ford windstar - abs and brake light come on all the time in warmer temperatures. understand it to be a known defect in the braking module - aluminum housing expanding when warm. no problem in colder weather. abs braking system not active when lights are on. no parts repaired or replaced at this time because of cost and after seeing hundreds of similar complaints with this year/model it appears to be possible recall along with faulty cruise control deactivation switch leaking brake fluid and causing fires. *tr
11/14/2007540001
 I have been having trouble with the abs light and the e brake light staying on all the time. my cruise control doesn't work any longer since this has occurred. *tr
02/14/20091
 The abs staying on. *tr
05/01/2005200001
 Constant abs and brake light from factory faulty abs module. one of thousands. how about some help. *tr
12/01/20041
 My vehicle has had the brake light, the check engine light, the abs light on at all times and the over drive light is blinking and now the odometer is blank. we have taken the van into the ford dealership and they have no idea what to do. the brakes squeal and the battery dies often. *tr
12/09/20081240001
 My 2002 ford windstar lx instrument cluster has illuminated both the red brakelight and yellow abs lights. this is consistent with nhtsa investigation ea08021. no sign of brake fluid below brake fluid reservoir. lights come on and off. seems to be linked with exterior temperature - on days that are warm, the lights illuminate. on days that are cold, they are less likely to be illuminated.*tr
05/07/20081
 I own ford windstar lx model year 2002. it is cluster panel it shows brake light (red) and abs brake light (yellow). *tr
11/08/2008880001
 Brakes leaking oil onto wires causing odometer and speedometer to not work. *tr
11/04/2008850001
 2002 ford windstar abs light intermittently comes on. unable to determine problem. *tr
07/13/2007850001
 The abs, brake light and traction control light come on the dash. *tr
09/11/20081400001
 Abs and brake light coming on and having no speedometer or odometer reading. when vehicle warms up the brake light will come on. replaced fuses and they will blow shortly after replacing. had smoke and burning smell from under van. light on daily and smoke was when fuse was replaced. removed fuse and left out and smoke and smell stopped. consequences if possible fire and not knowing correct speed and cruise control not working. to correct the problem we have tried to replace fuses and see what is causing problem. can't afford to do all replacement of parts to questionably fix problem. the dealership is not sure what is going on because the computer does not properly diagnose what is going on. according to web-site others are having same problem. feel recall is warranted to help keep the ford windstar families safe and prevent someone's death or injury. *tr
09/18/20081
 Brake light and abs wont go off. *tr
09/17/20081200001
 Normal driving, abs warning light and brake warning light come on. i turn the vehicle off and the warning lights go away. it is thought that the problem is the same problem that ford trucks had that cause fires under the hood and has been recalled. from what i have read this should also warrant a recall. *tr
01/01/2007500001
 Red brake and abs warning lights appear. brakes grind and squeal repeatedly although even though i've spent thousands ensuring the system is operational. *tr
06/01/2008500001
 I have an intermittent problem- i get message check traction control. the abs light, the brake light and the traction control lights all come on at this time. when this happens the van appears to drive and handle normal- however the abs and traction control are not functional and the brake light is on. if the brake light is on all the time we don't know if we have a real problem with the brakes. if engine is shut off and restarted the problem may or may not repeat. i took van to garage and checked brakes and wheel sensors. the scanner showed a c1185 code. (problem with ecm; abs control module). from my research it appears the problem is caused by thermal expansion of the ecm board. this first occurred approx june 1st and happens everyday we drive the van. *tr
09/07/20081176191
 Lost brake pressure, speedometer not functioning properly, no brake fluid in master cylinder, brake light and abs light on, and the brake differential deactivation switch is leaking. *tr
08/10/2008950001
 Failure of the brake/cruise control deactivation switch caused leaking brake fluid to fall into and cause failure of abs module. i am aware that the nhtsa is investigating and i encourage you to demand an immediate and complete recall. this is a serious fire hazard that can happen even while the vehicle is parked in the garage, hours after the vehicle was shut off. please act! *tr
08/19/2008762081
 Various warning lights coming on,abs , brake light , odometer reading dashes only and overdrive lights started blinking while driving. electrical diagnosis and pinpoint test by ford found that the fuse blown due to the brake pressure switch leaking fluid through the wiring harness to the speed control servo and melting the servo. two days after the repair, the abs light and brake light started coming on again. tested again by ford dealer, they said it's a faulty ecu module. *tr
07/01/2008682001
 Intermittent warning lights on instrument panel. brake light (red) coming on then going off. abs (yellow) light doing the same. we have taken the vehicle in for diagnostic and repair but the problem repeats after only one day. we are concerned after reading several reports of fires and brake failures. *tr
02/15/20087500001
 Abs and brake light on. *tr
07/15/20081210001
 Poor design, placing electrical connection under master cylinder, filled with brake fluid. caused instrument panel to malfunction, including no speedometer, and left the abs & brakes warning light on steady. the connecter that got wet from the fluid is charred. this is definitely a fire hazard. *tr
04/10/2008912001
 It appears that i am having a similar problem as other ford windstar owners. i have a 2002 ford windstar which brake and abs light continually illuminates. i have not had to replace anything on it yet, but would like this looked into further as it is a problem for many ford windstar owners. *tr
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10/06/2010740421
 Attempted to change lanes, motorist from behind sped up, applied brakes, abs lights flashed on dash, car did not slow, pressed brakes harder and rear brakes locked up, causing me to side swipe guard rail. *tr abs lights and brake lights have remained on for over 2 years. have spend thousands of dollars attempting to repair this problem, to no avail. brakes are intermittent at best. abs and brake lights are still on.
10/06/2010740421
 Attempted to change lanes, motorist from behind sped up, applied brakes, abs lights flashed on dash, car did not slow, pressed brakes harder and rear brakes locked up, causing me to side swipe guard rail. *tr abs lights and brake lights have remained on for over 2 years. have spend thousands of dollars attempting to repair this problem, to no avail. brakes are intermittent at best. abs and brake lights are still on.
10/06/2010740421
 Attempted to change lanes, motorist from behind sped up, applied brakes, abs lights flashed on dash, car did not slow, pressed brakes harder and rear brakes locked up, causing me to side swipe guard rail. *tr abs lights and brake lights have remained on for over 2 years. have spend thousands of dollars attempting to repair this problem, to no avail. brakes are intermittent at best. abs and brake lights are still on.
08/20/20121521961
 False abs activation; seemed to have no brakes for a bit. ford dealership replaced wheel sensor. also, abs and brake light on at times. comes on for awhile, then off for days. then comes back on. may be issue with abs unit, hydraulic control unit.
08/20/20121521961
 False abs activation; seemed to have no brakes for a bit. ford dealership replaced wheel sensor. also, abs and brake light on at times. comes on for awhile, then off for days. then comes back on. may be issue with abs unit, hydraulic control unit.
08/20/20121521961
 False abs activation; seemed to have no brakes for a bit. ford dealership replaced wheel sensor. also, abs and brake light on at times. comes on for awhile, then off for days. then comes back on. may be issue with abs unit, hydraulic control unit.
08/20/20121521961
 False abs activation; seemed to have no brakes for a bit. ford dealership replaced wheel sensor. also, abs and brake light on at times. comes on for awhile, then off for days. then comes back on. may be issue with abs unit, hydraulic control unit.
07/09/20121500003
 At times when is col,d the abs and brake light is off while driving, when it gets hot the abs and brake light turns on and the abs fails to work. code c1185 abs power relay output circuit failure. i got to a stop sign and the road was wet and the van skidded , the abs did not work. no one was hurt and i have seen all the complaints that ford owners are having. i don't know if my 2002 ford windstar had all the other recalls done, like the brake pressure differential deactivation switch (scds) and the rear frame welds that are breaking up on the chassis of many ford owners. i would like to verify what has been done to my ford windstar that i bought two months ago. i just had the inner and outer tie rod ends done along with the sway bar links at the front suspension.
07/09/20121500003
 At times when is col,d the abs and brake light is off while driving, when it gets hot the abs and brake light turns on and the abs fails to work. code c1185 abs power relay output circuit failure. i got to a stop sign and the road was wet and the van skidded , the abs did not work. no one was hurt and i have seen all the complaints that ford owners are having. i don't know if my 2002 ford windstar had all the other recalls done, like the brake pressure differential deactivation switch (scds) and the rear frame welds that are breaking up on the chassis of many ford owners. i would like to verify what has been done to my ford windstar that i bought two months ago. i just had the inner and outer tie rod ends done along with the sway bar links at the front suspension.
07/09/20121500003
 At times when is col,d the abs and brake light is off while driving, when it gets hot the abs and brake light turns on and the abs fails to work. code c1185 abs power relay output circuit failure. i got to a stop sign and the road was wet and the van skidded , the abs did not work. no one was hurt and i have seen all the complaints that ford owners are having. i don't know if my 2002 ford windstar had all the other recalls done, like the brake pressure differential deactivation switch (scds) and the rear frame welds that are breaking up on the chassis of many ford owners. i would like to verify what has been done to my ford windstar that i bought two months ago. i just had the inner and outer tie rod ends done along with the sway bar links at the front suspension.
07/09/20121500003
 At times when is col,d the abs and brake light is off while driving, when it gets hot the abs and brake light turns on and the abs fails to work. code c1185 abs power relay output circuit failure. i got to a stop sign and the road was wet and the van skidded , the abs did not work. no one was hurt and i have seen all the complaints that ford owners are having. i don't know if my 2002 ford windstar had all the other recalls done, like the brake pressure differential deactivation switch (scds) and the rear frame welds that are breaking up on the chassis of many ford owners. i would like to verify what has been done to my ford windstar that i bought two months ago. i just had the inner and outer tie rod ends done along with the sway bar links at the front suspension.
07/09/20121500003
 At times when is col,d the abs and brake light is off while driving, when it gets hot the abs and brake light turns on and the abs fails to work. code c1185 abs power relay output circuit failure. i got to a stop sign and the road was wet and the van skidded , the abs did not work. no one was hurt and i have seen all the complaints that ford owners are having. i don't know if my 2002 ford windstar had all the other recalls done, like the brake pressure differential deactivation switch (scds) and the rear frame welds that are breaking up on the chassis of many ford owners. i would like to verify what has been done to my ford windstar that i bought two months ago. i just had the inner and outer tie rod ends done along with the sway bar links at the front suspension.
08/17/20111650001
 The abs and brake warning lights go on randomly for no reason, also cruise control will stop working. *tr
08/17/20111650001
 The abs and brake warning lights go on randomly for no reason, also cruise control will stop working. *tr
08/17/20111650001
 The abs and brake warning lights go on randomly for no reason, also cruise control will stop working. *tr
05/02/2011
 We had our ford windstar brakes done all the way around and my abs and emergency brake light and traction light come on and off. the cruise control works sometimes. ford dealer in my town wont check it out without a diagnostic fee even thou a recall is said to be issued for the same complaints
05/02/2011
 We had our ford windstar brakes done all the way around and my abs and emergency brake light and traction light come on and off. the cruise control works sometimes. ford dealer in my town wont check it out without a diagnostic fee even thou a recall is said to be issued for the same complaints
05/02/2011
 We had our ford windstar brakes done all the way around and my abs and emergency brake light and traction light come on and off. the cruise control works sometimes. ford dealer in my town wont check it out without a diagnostic fee even thou a recall is said to be issued for the same complaints
05/02/2011
 We had our ford windstar brakes done all the way around and my abs and emergency brake light and traction light come on and off. the cruise control works sometimes. ford dealer in my town wont check it out without a diagnostic fee even thou a recall is said to be issued for the same complaints
12/05/2011145000
 The abs/brake/traction control lights began to come on every time car was driven and stay on the entire time. brakes began to squeal and then they failed completely. brakes locked when applied - had to release and apply again to get the vehicle to stop. when brakes were applied the car would keep moving. we tookt he car to a mechanic and was told it was the abs system. he replaced the abs module - - within one week the brakes failed again. we tookt he car to the ford dealership this time and was told the abs module needed to be replaced again. we told them this had just been done and we thought it could be the master cylinder but they said no it was the abs module. paid again to replace this and within one day of getting the car back the brakes failed again. we took it back and were told it was the master cylinder. we paid again to have this fixed and just got the car back yesterday - - the brakes failed again today. from reasearch online it appears that this is a huge problem and ford should know this and be doing something about it. we have almost wrecked seveal times but the dealership keeps telling us that they cannot find anything else wrong even though the brakes continue to fail.
12/05/2011145000
 The abs/brake/traction control lights began to come on every time car was driven and stay on the entire time. brakes began to squeal and then they failed completely. brakes locked when applied - had to release and apply again to get the vehicle to stop. when brakes were applied the car would keep moving. we tookt he car to a mechanic and was told it was the abs system. he replaced the abs module - - within one week the brakes failed again. we tookt he car to the ford dealership this time and was told the abs module needed to be replaced again. we told them this had just been done and we thought it could be the master cylinder but they said no it was the abs module. paid again to replace this and within one day of getting the car back the brakes failed again. we took it back and were told it was the master cylinder. we paid again to have this fixed and just got the car back yesterday - - the brakes failed again today. from reasearch online it appears that this is a huge problem and ford should know this and be doing something about it. we have almost wrecked seveal times but the dealership keeps telling us that they cannot find anything else wrong even though the brakes continue to fail.
12/05/2011145000
 The abs/brake/traction control lights began to come on every time car was driven and stay on the entire time. brakes began to squeal and then they failed completely. brakes locked when applied - had to release and apply again to get the vehicle to stop. when brakes were applied the car would keep moving. we tookt he car to a mechanic and was told it was the abs system. he replaced the abs module - - within one week the brakes failed again. we tookt he car to the ford dealership this time and was told the abs module needed to be replaced again. we told them this had just been done and we thought it could be the master cylinder but they said no it was the abs module. paid again to replace this and within one day of getting the car back the brakes failed again. we took it back and were told it was the master cylinder. we paid again to have this fixed and just got the car back yesterday - - the brakes failed again today. from reasearch online it appears that this is a huge problem and ford should know this and be doing something about it. we have almost wrecked seveal times but the dealership keeps telling us that they cannot find anything else wrong even though the brakes continue to fail.
12/05/2011145000
 The abs/brake/traction control lights began to come on every time car was driven and stay on the entire time. brakes began to squeal and then they failed completely. brakes locked when applied - had to release and apply again to get the vehicle to stop. when brakes were applied the car would keep moving. we tookt he car to a mechanic and was told it was the abs system. he replaced the abs module - - within one week the brakes failed again. we tookt he car to the ford dealership this time and was told the abs module needed to be replaced again. we told them this had just been done and we thought it could be the master cylinder but they said no it was the abs module. paid again to replace this and within one day of getting the car back the brakes failed again. we took it back and were told it was the master cylinder. we paid again to have this fixed and just got the car back yesterday - - the brakes failed again today. from reasearch online it appears that this is a huge problem and ford should know this and be doing something about it. we have almost wrecked seveal times but the dealership keeps telling us that they cannot find anything else wrong even though the brakes continue to fail.
12/05/2011145000
 The abs/brake/traction control lights began to come on every time car was driven and stay on the entire time. brakes began to squeal and then they failed completely. brakes locked when applied - had to release and apply again to get the vehicle to stop. when brakes were applied the car would keep moving. we tookt he car to a mechanic and was told it was the abs system. he replaced the abs module - - within one week the brakes failed again. we tookt he car to the ford dealership this time and was told the abs module needed to be replaced again. we told them this had just been done and we thought it could be the master cylinder but they said no it was the abs module. paid again to replace this and within one day of getting the car back the brakes failed again. we took it back and were told it was the master cylinder. we paid again to have this fixed and just got the car back yesterday - - the brakes failed again today. from reasearch online it appears that this is a huge problem and ford should know this and be doing something about it. we have almost wrecked seveal times but the dealership keeps telling us that they cannot find anything else wrong even though the brakes continue to fail.
05/03/2010
 Inside lights comes on and flashes at times while driving, abs and brakes light comes on and stays on while driving
05/03/2010
 Inside lights comes on and flashes at times while driving, abs and brakes light comes on and stays on while driving
05/03/2010
 Inside lights comes on and flashes at times while driving, abs and brakes light comes on and stays on while driving
05/03/2010
 Inside lights comes on and flashes at times while driving, abs and brakes light comes on and stays on while driving
05/03/2010
 Inside lights comes on and flashes at times while driving, abs and brakes light comes on and stays on while driving
05/03/2010
 Inside lights comes on and flashes at times while driving, abs and brakes light comes on and stays on while driving
11/01/201190000
 The vehicle was checked by ford dealer in alamogordo, nm 88310 due to a recall for rear axle cracks, subframe corrosion and brake, abs brake, cruise control, and speedometer/odometer electrical problems on aug/16/2011. they sad there is no problem / or they fixed it. after that date, the brake/abs brake illuminated a couple of times, but went of after the engine was turned off/on again. also the cruisecontrol stopped working since and ist currently not working. i found that the brake pressure differential deactivation switch (scds) (2b264) located under the master cylinder (behind the air filter) is leaking!!!. it is completly wet and the fluid is dropping down slowly. pictures are available, taken today 04/04/2012.
11/01/201190000
 The vehicle was checked by ford dealer in alamogordo, nm 88310 due to a recall for rear axle cracks, subframe corrosion and brake, abs brake, cruise control, and speedometer/odometer electrical problems on aug/16/2011. they sad there is no problem / or they fixed it. after that date, the brake/abs brake illuminated a couple of times, but went of after the engine was turned off/on again. also the cruisecontrol stopped working since and ist currently not working. i found that the brake pressure differential deactivation switch (scds) (2b264) located under the master cylinder (behind the air filter) is leaking!!!. it is completly wet and the fluid is dropping down slowly. pictures are available, taken today 04/04/2012.
11/01/201190000
 The vehicle was checked by ford dealer in alamogordo, nm 88310 due to a recall for rear axle cracks, subframe corrosion and brake, abs brake, cruise control, and speedometer/odometer electrical problems on aug/16/2011. they sad there is no problem / or they fixed it. after that date, the brake/abs brake illuminated a couple of times, but went of after the engine was turned off/on again. also the cruisecontrol stopped working since and ist currently not working. i found that the brake pressure differential deactivation switch (scds) (2b264) located under the master cylinder (behind the air filter) is leaking!!!. it is completly wet and the fluid is dropping down slowly. pictures are available, taken today 04/04/2012.
11/01/201190000
 The vehicle was checked by ford dealer in alamogordo, nm 88310 due to a recall for rear axle cracks, subframe corrosion and brake, abs brake, cruise control, and speedometer/odometer electrical problems on aug/16/2011. they sad there is no problem / or they fixed it. after that date, the brake/abs brake illuminated a couple of times, but went of after the engine was turned off/on again. also the cruisecontrol stopped working since and ist currently not working. i found that the brake pressure differential deactivation switch (scds) (2b264) located under the master cylinder (behind the air filter) is leaking!!!. it is completly wet and the fluid is dropping down slowly. pictures are available, taken today 04/04/2012.
11/01/201190000
 The vehicle was checked by ford dealer in alamogordo, nm 88310 due to a recall for rear axle cracks, subframe corrosion and brake, abs brake, cruise control, and speedometer/odometer electrical problems on aug/16/2011. they sad there is no problem / or they fixed it. after that date, the brake/abs brake illuminated a couple of times, but went of after the engine was turned off/on again. also the cruisecontrol stopped working since and ist currently not working. i found that the brake pressure differential deactivation switch (scds) (2b264) located under the master cylinder (behind the air filter) is leaking!!!. it is completly wet and the fluid is dropping down slowly. pictures are available, taken today 04/04/2012.
01/12/2011
 Braking distance suddenly increased. abs/ brake light remain on. speedometer not working properly (inaccurate reading)
01/12/2011
 Braking distance suddenly increased. abs/ brake light remain on. speedometer not working properly (inaccurate reading)
01/12/2011
 Braking distance suddenly increased. abs/ brake light remain on. speedometer not working properly (inaccurate reading)
01/12/2011
 Braking distance suddenly increased. abs/ brake light remain on. speedometer not working properly (inaccurate reading)
03/12/2012
 Every since i purchased my '02 windstar, i have had problems with the abs and brakes. i've had the brakes fixed numerous times and both lights still comes on while i'm driving. i had a brake fluid leak from the rear. my dvd and stereo both short- circuited on a month or two after they were installed. sometimes if i come to a light to stop for a while, when the light turns green, i'll try to give it some gas but it becomes real hesitant and takes a while to pick up speed. the drivers behind me would start to get frustrated with me holding up traffic. also, when i cut the ac on it takes power away from my vehicle and it threatens to cut off, so i don't turn it on. i also have to replace two oxygen sensors on it. i believe that my abs module is bad as well. i feel that i am putting more money into it than it's worth. please help me.
03/12/2012
 Every since i purchased my '02 windstar, i have had problems with the abs and brakes. i've had the brakes fixed numerous times and both lights still comes on while i'm driving. i had a brake fluid leak from the rear. my dvd and stereo both short- circuited on a month or two after they were installed. sometimes if i come to a light to stop for a while, when the light turns green, i'll try to give it some gas but it becomes real hesitant and takes a while to pick up speed. the drivers behind me would start to get frustrated with me holding up traffic. also, when i cut the ac on it takes power away from my vehicle and it threatens to cut off, so i don't turn it on. i also have to replace two oxygen sensors on it. i believe that my abs module is bad as well. i feel that i am putting more money into it than it's worth. please help me.
03/12/2012
 Every since i purchased my '02 windstar, i have had problems with the abs and brakes. i've had the brakes fixed numerous times and both lights still comes on while i'm driving. i had a brake fluid leak from the rear. my dvd and stereo both short- circuited on a month or two after they were installed. sometimes if i come to a light to stop for a while, when the light turns green, i'll try to give it some gas but it becomes real hesitant and takes a while to pick up speed. the drivers behind me would start to get frustrated with me holding up traffic. also, when i cut the ac on it takes power away from my vehicle and it threatens to cut off, so i don't turn it on. i also have to replace two oxygen sensors on it. i believe that my abs module is bad as well. i feel that i am putting more money into it than it's worth. please help me.
03/12/2012
 Every since i purchased my '02 windstar, i have had problems with the abs and brakes. i've had the brakes fixed numerous times and both lights still comes on while i'm driving. i had a brake fluid leak from the rear. my dvd and stereo both short- circuited on a month or two after they were installed. sometimes if i come to a light to stop for a while, when the light turns green, i'll try to give it some gas but it becomes real hesitant and takes a while to pick up speed. the drivers behind me would start to get frustrated with me holding up traffic. also, when i cut the ac on it takes power away from my vehicle and it threatens to cut off, so i don't turn it on. i also have to replace two oxygen sensors on it. i believe that my abs module is bad as well. i feel that i am putting more money into it than it's worth. please help me.
03/12/2012
 Every since i purchased my '02 windstar, i have had problems with the abs and brakes. i've had the brakes fixed numerous times and both lights still comes on while i'm driving. i had a brake fluid leak from the rear. my dvd and stereo both short- circuited on a month or two after they were installed. sometimes if i come to a light to stop for a while, when the light turns green, i'll try to give it some gas but it becomes real hesitant and takes a while to pick up speed. the drivers behind me would start to get frustrated with me holding up traffic. also, when i cut the ac on it takes power away from my vehicle and it threatens to cut off, so i don't turn it on. i also have to replace two oxygen sensors on it. i believe that my abs module is bad as well. i feel that i am putting more money into it than it's worth. please help me.
02/29/201275750
 Brake lights come on randomly and stay on for some time until the brake pedal has been cycled through 5 or 6 times then lights go off for a while then comes back on again. smell of burning plastic or wires permeates the vehicle when the lights have been on for any length of time.
02/29/201275750
 Brake lights come on randomly and stay on for some time until the brake pedal has been cycled through 5 or 6 times then lights go off for a while then comes back on again. smell of burning plastic or wires permeates the vehicle when the lights have been on for any length of time.
02/29/201290000
 My abs and brake light come on and off. when it comes on if i pull over and restrat the car it goes away. after seeing several complaints with the same issues i am worried about our saftey
02/29/201275750
 Brake lights come on randomly and stay on for some time until the brake pedal has been cycled through 5 or 6 times then lights go off for a while then comes back on again. smell of burning plastic or wires permeates the vehicle when the lights have been on for any length of time.
02/29/201290000
 My abs and brake light come on and off. when it comes on if i pull over and restrat the car it goes away. after seeing several complaints with the same issues i am worried about our saftey
02/29/201275750
 Brake lights come on randomly and stay on for some time until the brake pedal has been cycled through 5 or 6 times then lights go off for a while then comes back on again. smell of burning plastic or wires permeates the vehicle when the lights have been on for any length of time.
02/29/201290000
 My abs and brake light come on and off. when it comes on if i pull over and restrat the car it goes away. after seeing several complaints with the same issues i am worried about our saftey
02/29/201275750
 Brake lights come on randomly and stay on for some time until the brake pedal has been cycled through 5 or 6 times then lights go off for a while then comes back on again. smell of burning plastic or wires permeates the vehicle when the lights have been on for any length of time.
02/29/201290000
 My abs and brake light come on and off. when it comes on if i pull over and restrat the car it goes away. after seeing several complaints with the same issues i am worried about our saftey
02/29/201290000
 My abs and brake light come on and off. when it comes on if i pull over and restrat the car it goes away. after seeing several complaints with the same issues i am worried about our saftey
02/19/2011111112
 Brought my van in because the brake lights on the dash would come on intermittently while driving. also the rear brake lights would come on while driving and when vehicle was parked and non-operational. a burning smell could be noticed once the brake lights were stuck on. had the shoes, drums and wheel cylinders replaced/repaired. brought vehicle back the next day because the same problem with rear lights staying on and the burning smell. shop replaced the brake switch, claiming the brake pedal must be sticking. this still did not stop the problem. many mornings i go to start my vehicle and find the brake lights are on or the vehicle will not start because the lights have been on overnight. took my van to another auto shop and they could not find what the problem was. they too suggested a brake switch. currently i am still dealing with the rear brake lights coming on and staying on while driving or coming on while parked in my garage. i also have the brake lights coming on intermittently on the dash while driving.
01/03/2012130000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated that the abs warning light would illuminate sporadically. the fuse wiring harness was repaired under nhtsa campaign id number: 09v399000 (vehicle speed control), but the manufacturer and dealer refused to inspect or repair the abs control module, which was also referenced in the recall. the vehicle was not further repaired. the approximate failure and current mileage was 130,000. the vin was unavailable. kmj
01/03/2012130000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated that the abs warning light would illuminate sporadically. the fuse wiring harness was repaired under nhtsa campaign id number: 09v399000 (vehicle speed control), but the manufacturer and dealer refused to inspect or repair the abs control module, which was also referenced in the recall. the vehicle was not further repaired. the approximate failure and current mileage was 130,000. the vin was unavailable. kmj
01/03/2012130000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated that the abs warning light would illuminate on the instrument panel of the vehicle. the fuse wiring harness was repaired under the nhtsa campaign id number: 09v399000 (vehicle speed control) recall, but the manufacturer and dealer refused to inspect/repair the abs control module, which was also instructed in the recall. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure and current mileage was 130,000. the vin was unavailable. nw
01/03/2012130000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated that the abs warning light would illuminate on the instrument panel of the vehicle. the fuse wiring harness was repaired under the nhtsa campaign id number: 09v399000 (vehicle speed control) recall, but the manufacturer and dealer refused to inspect/repair the abs control module, which was also instructed in the recall. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure and current mileage was 130,000. the vin was unavailable. nw
01/03/2012130000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated that the abs warning light would illuminate on the instrument panel of the vehicle. the fuse wiring harness was repaired under the nhtsa campaign id number: 09v399000 (vehicle speed control) recall, but the manufacturer and dealer refused to inspect/repair the abs control module, which was also instructed in the recall. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure and current mileage was 130,000. the vin was unavailable. nw
11/07/2011135000
 The abs and brake lights come on intermitantly while driving. they stay on until the engine is shut off.
11/07/2011135000
 The abs and brake lights come on intermitantly while driving. they stay on until the engine is shut off.
11/07/2011135000
 The abs and brake lights come on intermitantly while driving. they stay on until the engine is shut off.
11/07/2011135000
 The abs and brake lights come on intermitantly while driving. they stay on until the engine is shut off.
11/07/2011135000
 The abs and brake lights come on intermitantly while driving. they stay on until the engine is shut off.
11/07/2011135000
 The abs and brake lights come on intermitantly while driving. they stay on until the engine is shut off.
10/26/2011142000
 The speed control would not shut off with (off button) located on steering wheel, only with brake pedel. the brakes seemed not to stop the vehicle as quickly as other times., and on came the lights (abs & brake light) now the lights (brake and abs come on everytime i drive the vehicle shortly after starting down the road.
10/26/2011142000
 The speed control would not shut off with (off button) located on steering wheel, only with brake pedel. the brakes seemed not to stop the vehicle as quickly as other times., and on came the lights (abs & brake light) now the lights (brake and abs come on everytime i drive the vehicle shortly after starting down the road.
11/04/2011
 Leaking brake fluid with brake and abs light on. causes loss of brake fluid and is a fire hazard.
11/04/2011
 Leaking brake fluid with brake and abs light on. causes loss of brake fluid and is a fire hazard.
11/04/2011
 Leaking brake fluid with brake and abs light on. causes loss of brake fluid and is a fire hazard.
11/04/2011
 Leaking brake fluid with brake and abs light on. causes loss of brake fluid and is a fire hazard.
11/04/2011
 Leaking brake fluid with brake and abs light on. causes loss of brake fluid and is a fire hazard.
10/10/201157000
 The dash display yellow abs and red brake lights come on randomly. my mechanic tells me that when the abs light comes on, the abs system is nonfunctional, meaning the van would not have abs capability in an emergency during these random events that last for both short and long durations. the mechanic tells me that the fix for the problem requires replacement of the abs ecm, which is hard to get at and would cost close to $1000. my search of the problem on the internet shows that many other owners of this make, model and year have the same problem and that this problem is widespread, which likely means it is a defect in the engineering of these vehicles and that many lives are at stake since the abs could go out at any given moment, even during emergency braking which would cause loss of control of the vehicles. ford should fix this problem since it is a widespread defect.
10/10/201157000
 The dash display yellow abs and red brake lights come on randomly. my mechanic tells me that when the abs light comes on, the abs system is nonfunctional, meaning the van would not have abs capability in an emergency during these random events that last for both short and long durations. the mechanic tells me that the fix for the problem requires replacement of the abs ecm, which is hard to get at and would cost close to $1000. my search of the problem on the internet shows that many other owners of this make, model and year have the same problem and that this problem is widespread, which likely means it is a defect in the engineering of these vehicles and that many lives are at stake since the abs could go out at any given moment, even during emergency braking which would cause loss of control of the vehicles. ford should fix this problem since it is a widespread defect.
10/10/201157000
 The dash display yellow abs and red brake lights come on randomly. my mechanic tells me that when the abs light comes on, the abs system is nonfunctional, meaning the van would not have abs capability in an emergency during these random events that last for both short and long durations. the mechanic tells me that the fix for the problem requires replacement of the abs ecm, which is hard to get at and would cost close to $1000. my search of the problem on the internet shows that many other owners of this make, model and year have the same problem and that this problem is widespread, which likely means it is a defect in the engineering of these vehicles and that many lives are at stake since the abs could go out at any given moment, even during emergency braking which would cause loss of control of the vehicles. ford should fix this problem since it is a widespread defect.
10/10/201157000
 The dash display yellow abs and red brake lights come on randomly. my mechanic tells me that when the abs light comes on, the abs system is nonfunctional, meaning the van would not have abs capability in an emergency during these random events that last for both short and long durations. the mechanic tells me that the fix for the problem requires replacement of the abs ecm, which is hard to get at and would cost close to $1000. my search of the problem on the internet shows that many other owners of this make, model and year have the same problem and that this problem is widespread, which likely means it is a defect in the engineering of these vehicles and that many lives are at stake since the abs could go out at any given moment, even during emergency braking which would cause loss of control of the vehicles. ford should fix this problem since it is a widespread defect.
07/27/2006
 Speedometer not working accurately (ocassionally speedometer will work than stops, which indicates defective part). ford says speedometer and gear needs to be replaced now. prior to that they said computer needed to be reprogrammed because of tire size.. cruise control did not work but was fixed by ford via recall notice due to leaking speed control deactivation swith (scds). as i understand the dealer would also inspect the abs control module connector and repair as necessary. abs and brake light are on all of the time which is a result abs control module failure.
07/27/2006
 Speedometer not working accurately (ocassionally speedometer will work than stops, which indicates defective part). ford says speedometer and gear needs to be replaced now. prior to that they said computer needed to be reprogrammed because of tire size.. cruise control did not work but was fixed by ford via recall notice due to leaking speed control deactivation swith (scds). as i understand the dealer would also inspect the abs control module connector and repair as necessary. abs and brake light are on all of the time which is a result abs control module failure.
07/27/2006
 Speedometer not working accurately (ocassionally speedometer will work than stops, which indicates defective part). ford says speedometer and gear needs to be replaced now. prior to that they said computer needed to be reprogrammed because of tire size.. cruise control did not work but was fixed by ford via recall notice due to leaking speed control deactivation swith (scds). as i understand the dealer would also inspect the abs control module connector and repair as necessary. abs and brake light are on all of the time which is a result abs control module failure.
07/27/2006
 Speedometer not working accurately (ocassionally speedometer will work than stops, which indicates defective part). ford says speedometer and gear needs to be replaced now. prior to that they said computer needed to be reprogrammed because of tire size.. cruise control did not work but was fixed by ford via recall notice due to leaking speed control deactivation swith (scds). as i understand the dealer would also inspect the abs control module connector and repair as necessary. abs and brake light are on all of the time which is a result abs control module failure.
07/27/2006
 Speedometer not working accurately (ocassionally speedometer will work than stops, which indicates defective part). ford says speedometer and gear needs to be replaced now. prior to that they said computer needed to be reprogrammed because of tire size.. cruise control did not work but was fixed by ford via recall notice due to leaking speed control deactivation swith (scds). as i understand the dealer would also inspect the abs control module connector and repair as necessary. abs and brake light are on all of the time which is a result abs control module failure.
11/09/2010102000
 Brake light (red) speedometer and odometer stop working cruise control will not activate or deactivates without warning abs brake light (yellow) ford trouble code c1185 problem codes p0171, p0174, p0401 171,174,401, egr or system too lean issue
11/09/2010102000
 Brake light (red) speedometer and odometer stop working cruise control will not activate or deactivates without warning abs brake light (yellow) ford trouble code c1185 problem codes p0171, p0174, p0401 171,174,401, egr or system too lean issue
11/09/2010102000
 Brake light (red) speedometer and odometer stop working cruise control will not activate or deactivates without warning abs brake light (yellow) ford trouble code c1185 problem codes p0171, p0174, p0401 171,174,401, egr or system too lean issue
11/09/2010102000
 Brake light (red) speedometer and odometer stop working cruise control will not activate or deactivates without warning abs brake light (yellow) ford trouble code c1185 problem codes p0171, p0174, p0401 171,174,401, egr or system too lean issue
09/15/200915000
 The brake light and abs light come on intermittently. it occurs most often in the summer in warm weather and when i go over bumps in the road. in cooler weather if i go over a bump in the road the brake and abs come on, just by pulling off the road and shutting the engine off and restarting the car the brake and abs lights may stay off. it has gotten worse over time. originally it was every couple of months. now it seems to come on at least a couple times a week.
10/03/2011160000
 Abs, and service brake, come on simultaneously. i am afraid that stopping distance shall be increased, thusly causing personal & property damage liability. fear of braking distance suddenly increased, when driving, on a personal daily basis. thanks, dj
09/15/200915000
 The brake light and abs light come on intermittently. it occurs most often in the summer in warm weather and when i go over bumps in the road. in cooler weather if i go over a bump in the road the brake and abs come on, just by pulling off the road and shutting the engine off and restarting the car the brake and abs lights may stay off. it has gotten worse over time. originally it was every couple of months. now it seems to come on at least a couple times a week.
10/03/2011160000
 Abs, and service brake, come on simultaneously. i am afraid that stopping distance shall be increased, thusly causing personal & property damage liability. fear of braking distance suddenly increased, when driving, on a personal daily basis. thanks, dj
09/15/200915000
 The brake light and abs light come on intermittently. it occurs most often in the summer in warm weather and when i go over bumps in the road. in cooler weather if i go over a bump in the road the brake and abs come on, just by pulling off the road and shutting the engine off and restarting the car the brake and abs lights may stay off. it has gotten worse over time. originally it was every couple of months. now it seems to come on at least a couple times a week.
10/03/2011160000
 Abs, and service brake, come on simultaneously. i am afraid that stopping distance shall be increased, thusly causing personal & property damage liability. fear of braking distance suddenly increased, when driving, on a personal daily basis. thanks, dj
10/03/2011160000
 Abs, and service brake, come on simultaneously. i am afraid that stopping distance shall be increased, thusly causing personal & property damage liability. fear of braking distance suddenly increased, when driving, on a personal daily basis. thanks, dj
12/22/201078035
 Red brake light came on along with traction control and abs light stopping distance was further than normal and van skidded on wet road. need to adjust stopping distance as it was alot further to come to a stop. light is an intermitant issue along with stopping distance
10/03/2011160000
 Abs, and service brake, come on simultaneously. i am afraid that stopping distance shall be increased, thusly causing personal & property damage liability. fear of braking distance suddenly increased, when driving, on a personal daily basis. thanks, dj
12/22/201078035
 Red brake light came on along with traction control and abs light stopping distance was further than normal and van skidded on wet road. need to adjust stopping distance as it was alot further to come to a stop. light is an intermitant issue along with stopping distance
12/22/201078035
 Red brake light came on along with traction control and abs light stopping distance was further than normal and van skidded on wet road. need to adjust stopping distance as it was alot further to come to a stop. light is an intermitant issue along with stopping distance
12/22/201078035
 Red brake light came on along with traction control and abs light stopping distance was further than normal and van skidded on wet road. need to adjust stopping distance as it was alot further to come to a stop. light is an intermitant issue along with stopping distance
09/26/2011115000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated that the harness connected to the anti-lock brake computer melted and caught on fire. the abs warning light was illuminated on the instrument panel. neither the dealer nor the manufacturer were notified of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 115,000.
12/22/201078035
 Red brake light came on along with traction control and abs light stopping distance was further than normal and van skidded on wet road. need to adjust stopping distance as it was alot further to come to a stop. light is an intermitant issue along with stopping distance
09/26/2011115000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated that the harness connected to the anti-lock brake computer melted and caught on fire. the abs warning light was illuminated on the instrument panel. neither the dealer nor the manufacturer were notified of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 115,000.
09/26/2011115000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated that the harness connected to the anti-lock brake computer melted and caught on fire. the abs warning light was illuminated on the instrument panel. neither the dealer nor the manufacturer were notified of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 115,000. kmj
09/26/2011115000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated that the harness connected to the anti-lock brake computer melted and caught on fire. the abs warning light was illuminated on the instrument panel. neither the dealer nor the manufacturer were notified of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 115,000. kmj
09/26/2011115000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated that the harness which connects to the anti-lock brake computer had melted and caught on fire. the abs warning light would illuminate on the instrument panel of the vehicle. the dealer nor manufacturer were notified. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 115,000. nw
09/03/200958000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated that while driving 10 mph the abs lamp, torque converter lamp and the brake warning lamp illuminated. the vehicle was taken to the dealer but not repaired or diagnosed. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was 58,000 and current mileage was 65,000.
09/03/200958000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated that while driving 10 mph the abs lamp, torque converter lamp and the brake warning lamp illuminated. the vehicle was taken to the dealer but not repaired or diagnosed. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was 58,000 and current mileage was 65,000.
09/03/200958000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated that while driving 10 mph the abs lamp, torque converter lamp and the brake warning lamp illuminated. the vehicle was taken to the dealer but not repaired or diagnosed. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was 58,000 and current mileage was 65,000.
09/03/200958000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated that while driving 10 mph the abs lamp, torque converter lamp and the brake warning lamp illuminated. the vehicle was taken to the dealer but not repaired or diagnosed. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was 58,000 and current mileage was 65,000. kmj
09/03/200958000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated that while driving 10 mph the vehicle abs lamp, torque converter lamp, and the brake lamp illuminated. the vehicle was taken to a dealer who did not inspected. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was 58,000 and current mileage was 65,000. pm
09/09/2011108000
 The abs warning light and brake warning light on. resets after car cools down then lights will illuminate after driving and temperature increases. when lights are illuminated braking distance suddenly increases and brake pedal feels soft. had the brake system serviced and flushed with new brake fluid and it did not solve the issue of the abs and brake warning lights coming on, or the increased braking distance. all the brake pads have been checked and are in serviceable condition. front calipers and rear brake drum clynders have been checked and all are working correctly. wheel speed senors have been cleaned and checked with a meter and all four are working correctly. the recalls for the brake pressure differential deactivation switch was done in 2010 and there is no evidence of fluid leaking at this time. suspect problem with abs electronic control module.
09/09/2011108000
 The abs warning light and brake warning light on. resets after car cools down then lights will illuminate after driving and temperature increases. when lights are illuminated braking distance suddenly increases and brake pedal feels soft. had the brake system serviced and flushed with new brake fluid and it did not solve the issue of the abs and brake warning lights coming on, or the increased braking distance. all the brake pads have been checked and are in serviceable condition. front calipers and rear brake drum clynders have been checked and all are working correctly. wheel speed senors have been cleaned and checked with a meter and all four are working correctly. the recalls for the brake pressure differential deactivation switch was done in 2010 and there is no evidence of fluid leaking at this time. suspect problem with abs electronic control module.
09/09/2011108000
 The abs warning light and brake warning light on. resets after car cools down then lights will illuminate after driving and temperature increases. when lights are illuminated braking distance suddenly increases and brake pedal feels soft. had the brake system serviced and flushed with new brake fluid and it did not solve the issue of the abs and brake warning lights coming on, or the increased braking distance. all the brake pads have been checked and are in serviceable condition. front calipers and rear brake drum clynders have been checked and all are working correctly. wheel speed senors have been cleaned and checked with a meter and all four are working correctly. the recalls for the brake pressure differential deactivation switch was done in 2010 and there is no evidence of fluid leaking at this time. suspect problem with abs electronic control module.
09/09/2011108000
 The abs warning light and brake warning light on. resets after car cools down then lights will illuminate after driving and temperature increases. when lights are illuminated braking distance suddenly increases and brake pedal feels soft. had the brake system serviced and flushed with new brake fluid and it did not solve the issue of the abs and brake warning lights coming on, or the increased braking distance. all the brake pads have been checked and are in serviceable condition. front calipers and rear brake drum clynders have been checked and all are working correctly. wheel speed senors have been cleaned and checked with a meter and all four are working correctly. the recalls for the brake pressure differential deactivation switch was done in 2010 and there is no evidence of fluid leaking at this time. suspect problem with abs electronic control module.
05/18/2011100000
 1st incident happened while driving at higway speeds. abs and brake light illuminated until car was turned off. lights now come on randomly. i took my vehicle to a ford dealership on aug. 31 2002 for recall on front and rear axles. they installed shackles on suspension and said that everything was fine. after i came home with vehicle, i noticed a clunking sound coming from the r/f wheel area and my overdrive off dash light starts flashing randomly until car is turned off. concerning the abs issue, i took my vehicle to an independent garage and they told me i needed to replace the abs control module, then he told me that they did the exact same repair on another 02' windstar earlier that week and the repair would cost $700-$800 dollars. coincidence????
01/01/201085000
 While driving at normal speeds the abs, brake and trac lights come on and stay on. the van was stopped and when restarted, the lights were off. this has repeated almost every day and continues until today. there are no codes and there seams to be no effect on the van (except maybe the anti lock brakes not working).
09/09/2011108000
 The abs warning light and brake warning light on. resets after car cools down then lights will illuminate after driving and temperature increases. when lights are illuminated braking distance suddenly increases and brake pedal feels soft. had the brake system serviced and flushed with new brake fluid and it did not solve the issue of the abs and brake warning lights coming on, or the increased braking distance. all the brake pads have been checked and are in serviceable condition. front calipers and rear brake drum clynders have been checked and all are working correctly. wheel speed senors have been cleaned and checked with a meter and all four are working correctly. the recalls for the brake pressure differential deactivation switch was done in 2010 and there is no evidence of fluid leaking at this time. suspect problem with abs electronic control module.
05/18/2011100000
 1st incident happened while driving at higway speeds. abs and brake light illuminated until car was turned off. lights now come on randomly. i took my vehicle to a ford dealership on aug. 31 2002 for recall on front and rear axles. they installed shackles on suspension and said that everything was fine. after i came home with vehicle, i noticed a clunking sound coming from the r/f wheel area and my overdrive off dash light starts flashing randomly until car is turned off. concerning the abs issue, i took my vehicle to an independent garage and they told me i needed to replace the abs control module, then he told me that they did the exact same repair on another 02' windstar earlier that week and the repair would cost $700-$800 dollars. coincidence????
01/01/201085000
 While driving at normal speeds the abs, brake and trac lights come on and stay on. the van was stopped and when restarted, the lights were off. this has repeated almost every day and continues until today. there are no codes and there seams to be no effect on the van (except maybe the anti lock brakes not working).
05/18/2011100000
 1st incident happened while driving at higway speeds. abs and brake light illuminated until car was turned off. lights now come on randomly. i took my vehicle to a ford dealership on aug. 31 2002 for recall on front and rear axles. they installed shackles on suspension and said that everything was fine. after i came home with vehicle, i noticed a clunking sound coming from the r/f wheel area and my overdrive off dash light starts flashing randomly until car is turned off. concerning the abs issue, i took my vehicle to an independent garage and they told me i needed to replace the abs control module, then he told me that they did the exact same repair on another 02' windstar earlier that week and the repair would cost $700-$800 dollars. coincidence????
01/01/201085000
 While driving at normal speeds the abs, brake and trac lights come on and stay on. the van was stopped and when restarted, the lights were off. this has repeated almost every day and continues until today. there are no codes and there seams to be no effect on the van (except maybe the anti lock brakes not working).
05/18/2011100000
 1st incident happened while driving at higway speeds. abs and brake light illuminated until car was turned off. lights now come on randomly. i took my vehicle to a ford dealership on aug. 31 2002 for recall on front and rear axles. they installed shackles on suspension and said that everything was fine. after i came home with vehicle, i noticed a clunking sound coming from the r/f wheel area and my overdrive off dash light starts flashing randomly until car is turned off. concerning the abs issue, i took my vehicle to an independent garage and they told me i needed to replace the abs control module, then he told me that they did the exact same repair on another 02' windstar earlier that week and the repair would cost $700-$800 dollars. coincidence????
01/01/201085000
 While driving at normal speeds the abs, brake and trac lights come on and stay on. the van was stopped and when restarted, the lights were off. this has repeated almost every day and continues until today. there are no codes and there seams to be no effect on the van (except maybe the anti lock brakes not working).
08/15/2011120000
 While driving down my hill, my brake light came on. now my abs light comes on with my brake light. brake fluid is present, brakes are almost a year old. for over a year now, my van after it being turned on and off (errands, shopping etc), it does not want to start. once it does start, as i turn the wheel while in park, it stalls. now that my brake and abs lights come on, as i turn the wheel it wants to stall while driving. when i am turning my vehicle off, i turn the key down very slow and all the way down, that seemed to only help it restart a few times. i had my vehicle at the ford dealer for the recall in 2010 dealing with the cruise control issues. my od light has been off for over a year now as well. while driving my vehicle, when i am stopped, i notice a white colored smoke coming out from under the hood, and no one can find where it is coming from, especially happens when it is damp or raining out, and engine temp is normal.(i can not take my van to an auto car wash due to the fact it starts shaking, smoking and won't run or stay started when the under carriage is being sprayed) fuel pump, starter and ignition coil are fine. has new plugs and wires.
01/01/201085000
 While driving at normal speeds the abs, brake and trac lights come on and stay on. the van was stopped and when restarted, the lights were off. this has repeated almost every day and continues until today. there are no codes and there seams to be no effect on the van (except maybe the anti lock brakes not working).
08/15/2011120000
 While driving down my hill, my brake light came on. now my abs light comes on with my brake light. brake fluid is present, brakes are almost a year old. for over a year now, my van after it being turned on and off (errands, shopping etc), it does not want to start. once it does start, as i turn the wheel while in park, it stalls. now that my brake and abs lights come on, as i turn the wheel it wants to stall while driving. when i am turning my vehicle off, i turn the key down very slow and all the way down, that seemed to only help it restart a few times. i had my vehicle at the ford dealer for the recall in 2010 dealing with the cruise control issues. my od light has been off for over a year now as well. while driving my vehicle, when i am stopped, i notice a white colored smoke coming out from under the hood, and no one can find where it is coming from, especially happens when it is damp or raining out, and engine temp is normal.(i can not take my van to an auto car wash due to the fact it starts shaking, smoking and won't run or stay started when the under carriage is being sprayed) fuel pump, starter and ignition coil are fine. has new plugs and wires.
08/30/2011137000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated while driving 35 mph the brake light began to illuminate on the instrument panel. the contact added brake fluid and after restarting the vehicle all of the warning lights on the instrument panel began to illuminate. a certified mechanic from an authorized dealer examined the vehicle and informed that contact that fluid was leaking from the vehicle speed sensor and spilling onto the wiring harness. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, where it was repaired under the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 09v399000 (vehicle speed control). the dealer refused to repair the failure associated with the wiring harness and gauges on the instrument panel, which were caused by the speed sensor leak. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. the failure mileage was 137,000. rvk
08/15/2011120000
 While driving down my hill, my brake light came on. now my abs light comes on with my brake light. brake fluid is present, brakes are almost a year old. for over a year now, my van after it being turned on and off (errands, shopping etc), it does not want to start. once it does start, as i turn the wheel while in park, it stalls. now that my brake and abs lights come on, as i turn the wheel it wants to stall while driving. when i am turning my vehicle off, i turn the key down very slow and all the way down, that seemed to only help it restart a few times. i had my vehicle at the ford dealer for the recall in 2010 dealing with the cruise control issues. my od light has been off for over a year now as well. while driving my vehicle, when i am stopped, i notice a white colored smoke coming out from under the hood, and no one can find where it is coming from, especially happens when it is damp or raining out, and engine temp is normal.(i can not take my van to an auto car wash due to the fact it starts shaking, smoking and won't run or stay started when the under carriage is being sprayed) fuel pump, starter and ignition coil are fine. has new plugs and wires.
08/30/2011137000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated that while driving 35 mph the brake light began to illuminate on the instrument panel. the vehicle was parked and the contact added more brake fluid. upon restart, none of the gauges on the instrument panel functioned and all of the warning lights on the instrument panel began to illuminate. a certified mechanic from an authorized dealer examined the vehicle and informed that contact that fluid was leaking from the vehicle speed sensor and spilling onto the wiring harness. the vehicle was then taken to an authorized dealer, where it was repaired under the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 09v399000 (vehicle speed control). the dealer refused to repair the failures associated with the wiring harness and gauges on the instrument panel, which were caused by the speed sensor leak. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. the failure mileage was 137,000. sm.
08/15/2011120000
 While driving down my hill, my brake light came on. now my abs light comes on with my brake light. brake fluid is present, brakes are almost a year old. for over a year now, my van after it being turned on and off (errands, shopping etc), it does not want to start. once it does start, as i turn the wheel while in park, it stalls. now that my brake and abs lights come on, as i turn the wheel it wants to stall while driving. when i am turning my vehicle off, i turn the key down very slow and all the way down, that seemed to only help it restart a few times. i had my vehicle at the ford dealer for the recall in 2010 dealing with the cruise control issues. my od light has been off for over a year now as well. while driving my vehicle, when i am stopped, i notice a white colored smoke coming out from under the hood, and no one can find where it is coming from, especially happens when it is damp or raining out, and engine temp is normal.(i can not take my van to an auto car wash due to the fact it starts shaking, smoking and won't run or stay started when the under carriage is being sprayed) fuel pump, starter and ignition coil are fine. has new plugs and wires.
01/01/200860000
 Braking distance suddenly increased; abs module intermittently fails due to defective ecm module. this is a routine safety issue with windstar vans that has not been addressed by ford.
01/01/200860000
 Braking distance suddenly increased; abs module intermittently fails due to defective ecm module. this is a routine safety issue with windstar vans that has not been addressed by ford.
01/01/200860000
 Braking distance suddenly increased; abs module intermittently fails due to defective ecm module. this is a routine safety issue with windstar vans that has not been addressed by ford.
07/25/2011132500
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated that the abs warning light would illuminate when the brake pedal was depressed. the manufacturer was contacted and denied any assistance with repairs to the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 132,500 and the current mileage was 133,000. kmj
01/01/200860000
 Braking distance suddenly increased; abs module intermittently fails due to defective ecm module. this is a routine safety issue with windstar vans that has not been addressed by ford.
07/25/2011132500
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated that the abs warning light would illuminate when the brake pedal was depressed. the manufacturer was contacted and denied any assistance with repairs to the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 132,500 and the current mileage was 133,000. kmj
07/25/2011132500
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated that the abs warning light would illuminate when the brake pedal was depressed. the manufacturer was contacted and denied any assistance with repairs to the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 132,500 and the current mileage was 133,000. kmj
07/25/2011132500
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated that the abs warning light would illuminate when the brake pedal was depressed. the dealer was not contacted. the manufacturer denied any assistance with repairs to the failure. the contact researched the safercar. gov website for trending complaints and was concerned that an investigation was not issued as a result of the growing number of complaints on this failure. the failure was not repaired. the failure mileage was 132,500 and the current mileage was 133,000. nw
08/10/201098000
 Abs and brake lights coming on for no apparent reason. had recall service on cruise control and the warning lights for the abs and brake lights have been coming on intermittently since that service was done. talked with the local ford service department and they are aware of this problem. said that the previous recall on the cruise control didn't have anything to do with my warning lights for abs and brakes (but they have had more issues with this problem than the cruise control recall). if i remember the correctly, the cruise control recall - it had something to do with brake fluid contact and potential for fire, my cruise was shorted out and not working - must have been from brake fluid. i am thinking that this flaw has something to do with electrical components connected from the brake and abs system to the warning lights being shorted out in a similar way; it is just a guess, i am sure that the real mechanics know what is going on.... this is a safety issue and ford needs to recall this design flaw; the warning device is not working as designed. i am sure that the $1,600 to fix the problem is an issue for ford. sometimes the lights turn on when i start the vehicle, sometimes i may be driving and they will turn on, at times the warning lights do not come on at all. the brakes are not effected from what i can tell and my fluid levels are normal. i hope that my brakes don't really experience a problem.
08/10/201098000
 Abs and brake lights coming on for no apparent reason. had recall service on cruise control and the warning lights for the abs and brake lights have been coming on intermittently since that service was done. talked with the local ford service department and they are aware of this problem. said that the previous recall on the cruise control didn't have anything to do with my warning lights for abs and brakes (but they have had more issues with this problem than the cruise control recall). if i remember the correctly, the cruise control recall - it had something to do with brake fluid contact and potential for fire, my cruise was shorted out and not working - must have been from brake fluid. i am thinking that this flaw has something to do with electrical components connected from the brake and abs system to the warning lights being shorted out in a similar way; it is just a guess, i am sure that the real mechanics know what is going on.... this is a safety issue and ford needs to recall this design flaw; the warning device is not working as designed. i am sure that the $1,600 to fix the problem is an issue for ford. sometimes the lights turn on when i start the vehicle, sometimes i may be driving and they will turn on, at times the warning lights do not come on at all. the brakes are not effected from what i can tell and my fluid levels are normal. i hope that my brakes don't really experience a problem.
08/10/201098000
 Abs and brake lights coming on for no apparent reason. had recall service on cruise control and the warning lights for the abs and brake lights have been coming on intermittently since that service was done. talked with the local ford service department and they are aware of this problem. said that the previous recall on the cruise control didn't have anything to do with my warning lights for abs and brakes (but they have had more issues with this problem than the cruise control recall). if i remember the correctly, the cruise control recall - it had something to do with brake fluid contact and potential for fire, my cruise was shorted out and not working - must have been from brake fluid. i am thinking that this flaw has something to do with electrical components connected from the brake and abs system to the warning lights being shorted out in a similar way; it is just a guess, i am sure that the real mechanics know what is going on.... this is a safety issue and ford needs to recall this design flaw; the warning device is not working as designed. i am sure that the $1,600 to fix the problem is an issue for ford. sometimes the lights turn on when i start the vehicle, sometimes i may be driving and they will turn on, at times the warning lights do not come on at all. the brakes are not effected from what i can tell and my fluid levels are normal. i hope that my brakes don't really experience a problem.
08/10/201098000
 Abs and brake lights coming on for no apparent reason. had recall service on cruise control and the warning lights for the abs and brake lights have been coming on intermittently since that service was done. talked with the local ford service department and they are aware of this problem. said that the previous recall on the cruise control didn't have anything to do with my warning lights for abs and brakes (but they have had more issues with this problem than the cruise control recall). if i remember the correctly, the cruise control recall - it had something to do with brake fluid contact and potential for fire, my cruise was shorted out and not working - must have been from brake fluid. i am thinking that this flaw has something to do with electrical components connected from the brake and abs system to the warning lights being shorted out in a similar way; it is just a guess, i am sure that the real mechanics know what is going on.... this is a safety issue and ford needs to recall this design flaw; the warning device is not working as designed. i am sure that the $1,600 to fix the problem is an issue for ford. sometimes the lights turn on when i start the vehicle, sometimes i may be driving and they will turn on, at times the warning lights do not come on at all. the brakes are not effected from what i can tell and my fluid levels are normal. i hope that my brakes don't really experience a problem.
08/10/201098000
 Abs and brake lights coming on for no apparent reason. had recall service on cruise control and the warning lights for the abs and brake lights have been coming on intermittently since that service was done. talked with the local ford service department and they are aware of this problem. said that the previous recall on the cruise control didn't have anything to do with my warning lights for abs and brakes (but they have had more issues with this problem than the cruise control recall). if i remember the correctly, the cruise control recall - it had something to do with brake fluid contact and potential for fire, my cruise was shorted out and not working - must have been from brake fluid. i am thinking that this flaw has something to do with electrical components connected from the brake and abs system to the warning lights being shorted out in a similar way; it is just a guess, i am sure that the real mechanics know what is going on.... this is a safety issue and ford needs to recall this design flaw; the warning device is not working as designed. i am sure that the $1,600 to fix the problem is an issue for ford. sometimes the lights turn on when i start the vehicle, sometimes i may be driving and they will turn on, at times the warning lights do not come on at all. the brakes are not effected from what i can tell and my fluid levels are normal. i hope that my brakes don't really experience a problem.
03/08/2010100000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated that the vehicle was experiencing an increased stopping distance whenever the brakes were applied. this failure occurred after the vehicle was repaired under the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 09v399000 (vehicle speed control). the contact also stated that the anti-lock brake and brake lights were illuminated on the instrument panel. the speed control deactivation switch was not leaking and there were no brake fluid leaks either, but the vehicle was experiencing braking issues. the failure mileage was 100,000 and the current mileage was 130,000. sm.
03/08/2010100000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated that the vehicle was experiencing an increased stopping distance whenever the brakes were applied. this failure occurred after the vehicle was repaired under the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 09v399000 (vehicle speed control). the contact also stated that the anti-lock brake and brake lights were illuminated on the instrument panel. the speed control deactivation switch was not leaking and there were no brake fluid leaks either, but the vehicle was experiencing braking issues. the failure mileage was 100,000 and the current mileage was 130,000. sm.
06/15/2011125000
 Braking distance suddenly increased, intermittently. fault code shows abs ecm failure.
03/08/2010100000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated the braking distance of the vehicle has increased. this failure occurred after the contact had nhtsa recall campaign id number: 09v399000 (vehicle speed control) performed on the vehicle. the contact stated the abs and brake light are now illuminated on the instrument panel and the vehicle is not braking properly. the contact stated the speed control deactivation switch is not leaking and there is no more brake fluid leaking, but the vehicle is having braking problems. the failure mileage was 100,000 and the current mileage was 130,000.rl
06/15/2011125000
 Braking distance suddenly increased, intermittently. fault code shows abs ecm failure.
03/08/2010100000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated the braking distance of the vehicle has increased. this failure occurred after the contact had nhtsa recall campaign id number: 09v399000 (vehicle speed control) performed on the vehicle. the contact stated the abs and brake light are now illuminated on the instrument panel and the vehicle is not braking properly. the contact stated the speed control deactivation switch is not leaking and there is no more brake fluid leaking, but the vehicle is having braking problems. the failure mileage was 100,000 and the current mileage was 130,000.rl
06/15/2011125000
 Braking distance suddenly increased, intermittently. fault code shows abs ecm failure.
03/08/2010100000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated the braking distance of the vehicle has increased. this failure occurred after the contact had nhtsa recall campaign id number: 09v399000 (vehicle speed control) performed on the vehicle. the contact stated the abs and brake light are now illuminated on the instrument panel and the vehicle is not braking properly. the contact stated the speed control deactivation switch is not leaking and there is no more brake fluid leaking, but the vehicle is having braking problems. the failure mileage was 100,000 and the current mileage was 130,000.rl
06/15/2011125000
 Braking distance suddenly increased, intermittently. fault code shows abs ecm failure.
06/15/2011125000
 Braking distance suddenly increased, intermittently. fault code shows abs ecm failure.
06/01/2011112000
 1. none specific. the recall has been performed that replaces some wiring in order to avoid possible fire. 2. the failure is a yellow abs brake light and red brake light on the dashboard instrument cluster coming on together fairly often but not always. i understand these lights, specifically the abs light, means the abs braking system is not in operation meaning probable longer stopping distances. i suspect as others have suggested these lights are caused by a heat buildup problem in the abs module that causes the module to warp and fail. 3. the problem is ongoing.
06/01/2011112000
 1. none specific. the recall has been performed that replaces some wiring in order to avoid possible fire. 2. the failure is a yellow abs brake light and red brake light on the dashboard instrument cluster coming on together fairly often but not always. i understand these lights, specifically the abs light, means the abs braking system is not in operation meaning probable longer stopping distances. i suspect as others have suggested these lights are caused by a heat buildup problem in the abs module that causes the module to warp and fail. 3. the problem is ongoing.
06/01/2011112000
 1. none specific. the recall has been performed that replaces some wiring in order to avoid possible fire. 2. the failure is a yellow abs brake light and red brake light on the dashboard instrument cluster coming on together fairly often but not always. i understand these lights, specifically the abs light, means the abs braking system is not in operation meaning probable longer stopping distances. i suspect as others have suggested these lights are caused by a heat buildup problem in the abs module that causes the module to warp and fail. 3. the problem is ongoing.
06/17/201040000
 Abs light comes on, abs system not active, occurs when car and outside temperatures are hot. diagnostic indicates ecm board for abs is bad. current recall for brake pressure differential deactivation switch had been completed. braking distance suddenly increased.
06/01/2011112000
 1. none specific. the recall has been performed that replaces some wiring in order to avoid possible fire. 2. the failure is a yellow abs brake light and red brake light on the dashboard instrument cluster coming on together fairly often but not always. i understand these lights, specifically the abs light, means the abs braking system is not in operation meaning probable longer stopping distances. i suspect as others have suggested these lights are caused by a heat buildup problem in the abs module that causes the module to warp and fail. 3. the problem is ongoing.
06/17/201040000
 Abs light comes on, abs system not active, occurs when car and outside temperatures are hot. diagnostic indicates ecm board for abs is bad. current recall for brake pressure differential deactivation switch had been completed. braking distance suddenly increased.
06/17/201040000
 Abs light comes on, abs system not active, occurs when car and outside temperatures are hot. diagnostic indicates ecm board for abs is bad. current recall for brake pressure differential deactivation switch had been completed. braking distance suddenly increased.
06/22/2011110000
 Braking distance suddenly increased, abs and break light on while driving abs and break light get on.
06/22/2011110000
 Braking distance suddenly increased, abs and break light on while driving abs and break light get on.
06/22/2011110000
 Braking distance suddenly increased, abs and break light on while driving abs and break light get on.
06/22/2011100000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated while driving 35 mph and decided to stop the vehicle he depresses the brake and the vehicle did not stop right away. the vehicle was driven home and parked. the dealer was not contacted. the manufacturer was not contacted. the contact does not know the cause of the failure. no warning lights illuminated. the failure mileage was 100,000....mw
06/22/2011110000
 Braking distance suddenly increased, abs and break light on while driving abs and break light get on.
06/22/2011100000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated while driving 35 mph and decided to stop the vehicle he depresses the brake and the vehicle did not stop right away. the vehicle was driven home and parked. the dealer was not contacted. the manufacturer was not contacted. the contact does not know the cause of the failure. no warning lights illuminated. the failure mileage was 100,000....mw
06/22/2011110000
 Braking distance suddenly increased, abs and break light on while driving abs and break light get on.
06/22/2011100000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated while driving 35 mph and decided to stop the vehicle he depresses the brake and the vehicle did not stop right away. the vehicle was driven home and parked. the dealer was not contacted. the manufacturer was not contacted. the contact does not know the cause of the failure. no warning lights illuminated. the failure mileage was 100,000....mw
06/22/2011100000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated while driving 35 mph and decided to stop the vehicle he depresses the brake and the vehicle did not stop right away. the vehicle was driven home and parked. the dealer was not contacted. the manufacturer was not contacted. the contact does not know the cause of the failure. no warning lights illuminated. the failure mileage was 100,000....mw
05/01/2005
 The abs and brake dash warning lights intermittently come on, especially after the vehicle warms up or i hit a puddle and water splashes underneath. this has been going on for years. firestone has inspected the vehicle multiple times and cannot find anything wrong. they are agains suggesting to flush the brake system and do an engine diagnostic (again at cost of $200). while there has been no crash or damage i am in constant fear that there will be as the brakes might fail but i'd never know it since the warning lights are almost always on and repair work hasn't been able to turn them off.
06/11/201152650
 The brake and abs brake warning lights came on while i was driving and the brake distance increased before i was able to stop the windstar minivan.
06/10/201152630
 Braking distance suddenly increased in category service brakes hydraulic
05/01/2005
 The abs and brake dash warning lights intermittently come on, especially after the vehicle warms up or i hit a puddle and water splashes underneath. this has been going on for years. firestone has inspected the vehicle multiple times and cannot find anything wrong. they are agains suggesting to flush the brake system and do an engine diagnostic (again at cost of $200). while there has been no crash or damage i am in constant fear that there will be as the brakes might fail but i'd never know it since the warning lights are almost always on and repair work hasn't been able to turn them off.
06/11/201152650
 The brake and abs brake warning lights came on while i was driving and the brake distance increased before i was able to stop the windstar minivan.
06/10/201152630
 Braking distance suddenly increased in category service brakes hydraulic
05/01/2005
 The abs and brake dash warning lights intermittently come on, especially after the vehicle warms up or i hit a puddle and water splashes underneath. this has been going on for years. firestone has inspected the vehicle multiple times and cannot find anything wrong. they are agains suggesting to flush the brake system and do an engine diagnostic (again at cost of $200). while there has been no crash or damage i am in constant fear that there will be as the brakes might fail but i'd never know it since the warning lights are almost always on and repair work hasn't been able to turn them off.
06/11/201152650
 The brake and abs brake warning lights came on while i was driving and the brake distance increased before i was able to stop the windstar minivan.
06/10/201152630
 Braking distance suddenly increased in category service brakes hydraulic
05/01/2005
 The abs and brake dash warning lights intermittently come on, especially after the vehicle warms up or i hit a puddle and water splashes underneath. this has been going on for years. firestone has inspected the vehicle multiple times and cannot find anything wrong. they are agains suggesting to flush the brake system and do an engine diagnostic (again at cost of $200). while there has been no crash or damage i am in constant fear that there will be as the brakes might fail but i'd never know it since the warning lights are almost always on and repair work hasn't been able to turn them off.
06/11/201152650
 The brake and abs brake warning lights came on while i was driving and the brake distance increased before i was able to stop the windstar minivan.
06/10/201152630
 Braking distance suddenly increased in category service brakes hydraulic
06/11/201152650
 The brake and abs brake warning lights came on while i was driving and the brake distance increased before i was able to stop the windstar minivan.
06/10/201152630
 Braking distance suddenly increased in category service brakes hydraulic
06/11/201152650
 The brake and abs brake warning lights came on while i was driving and the brake distance increased before i was able to stop the windstar minivan.
06/10/201152630
 Braking distance suddenly increased in category service brakes hydraulic
04/05/201184582
 Abs warning light comes on at various times. sometimes resets with restart of engine, sometimes not. vehicle experiences extended braking distances when abs light is illuminated.
05/01/201136000
 On a 2002 ford windstar abs and brake light come on intermittently and render abs inoperative increasing stopping distance in emergency situations. problem has been reocurring on and off since i purchased the vehicle in 2006. when purchased vehicle had approx. 36,000 miles currently 100,000 and still having same safety issues.
04/05/201184582
 Abs warning light comes on at various times. sometimes resets with restart of engine, sometimes not. vehicle experiences extended braking distances when abs light is illuminated.
05/01/201136000
 On a 2002 ford windstar abs and brake light come on intermittently and render abs inoperative increasing stopping distance in emergency situations. problem has been reocurring on and off since i purchased the vehicle in 2006. when purchased vehicle had approx. 36,000 miles currently 100,000 and still having same safety issues.
04/05/201184582
 Abs warning light comes on at various times. sometimes resets with restart of engine, sometimes not. vehicle experiences extended braking distances when abs light is illuminated.
05/01/201136000
 On a 2002 ford windstar abs and brake light come on intermittently and render abs inoperative increasing stopping distance in emergency situations. problem has been reocurring on and off since i purchased the vehicle in 2006. when purchased vehicle had approx. 36,000 miles currently 100,000 and still having same safety issues.
04/28/2011114000
 The abs light turned on as well as the brake light turns on and stays on. this started to happen about a month ago after i had other repairs done as well as two recalls that were looked at. when i went back to the dealer and told them about the abs light, they told me that it was not part of the recall and it would cost me approximately $700 for the repairs.
04/05/201184582
 Abs warning light comes on at various times. sometimes resets with restart of engine, sometimes not. vehicle experiences extended braking distances when abs light is illuminated.
05/01/201136000
 On a 2002 ford windstar abs and brake light come on intermittently and render abs inoperative increasing stopping distance in emergency situations. problem has been reocurring on and off since i purchased the vehicle in 2006. when purchased vehicle had approx. 36,000 miles currently 100,000 and still having same safety issues.
04/28/2011114000
 The abs light turned on as well as the brake light turns on and stays on. this started to happen about a month ago after i had other repairs done as well as two recalls that were looked at. when i went back to the dealer and told them about the abs light, they told me that it was not part of the recall and it would cost me approximately $700 for the repairs.
04/28/2011114000
 The abs light turned on as well as the brake light turns on and stays on. this started to happen about a month ago after i had other repairs done as well as two recalls that were looked at. when i went back to the dealer and told them about the abs light, they told me that it was not part of the recall and it would cost me approximately $700 for the repairs.
04/28/2011114000
 The abs light turned on as well as the brake light turns on and stays on. this started to happen about a month ago after i had other repairs done as well as two recalls that were looked at. when i went back to the dealer and told them about the abs light, they told me that it was not part of the recall and it would cost me approximately $700 for the repairs.
05/02/2007110910
 Abs warning lamp on. dealer spent considerable time testing each wheel sensor, unable to verify cause. code given was c1155: lf anti lock brake sensor (electrical/static). later replaced all 4 wheel sensors with no luck of fixing. replacement of ecm necessary to clear mil.
05/02/2007110910
 Abs warning lamp on. dealer spent considerable time testing each wheel sensor, unable to verify cause. code given was c1155: lf anti lock brake sensor (electrical/static). later replaced all 4 wheel sensors with no luck of fixing. replacement of ecm necessary to clear mil.
05/02/2007110910
 Abs warning lamp on. dealer spent considerable time testing each wheel sensor, unable to verify cause. code given was c1155: lf anti lock brake sensor (electrical/static). later replaced all 4 wheel sensors with no luck of fixing. replacement of ecm necessary to clear mil.
05/02/2007110910
 Abs warning lamp on. dealer spent considerable time testing each wheel sensor, unable to verify cause. code given was c1155: lf anti lock brake sensor (electrical/static). later replaced all 4 wheel sensors with no luck of fixing. replacement of ecm necessary to clear mil.
08/09/200576354
 Braking distance suddenly increased, under category: service brakes, hydraulic. my brake light and abs light comes on. according to the mechanic i had the sensor replaced in this unit, and not sure what they fixed the second time. both mechanics told me i was leaking brake fluid too, i have not been able to add brake fluid myself, i can't reach the reservoir. brake and abs lights still comes on and very seldom does the lights go off. i had to have a vehicle inspection this past year, and the first time it did not pass because the light was on. thankfully the second time i went in for the inspection it was not on. however, i am concerned with this years inspection.
08/09/200576354
 Braking distance suddenly increased, under category: service brakes, hydraulic. my brake light and abs light comes on. according to the mechanic i had the sensor replaced in this unit, and not sure what they fixed the second time. both mechanics told me i was leaking brake fluid too, i have not been able to add brake fluid myself, i can't reach the reservoir. brake and abs lights still comes on and very seldom does the lights go off. i had to have a vehicle inspection this past year, and the first time it did not pass because the light was on. thankfully the second time i went in for the inspection it was not on. however, i am concerned with this years inspection.
08/09/200576354
 Braking distance suddenly increased, under category: service brakes, hydraulic. my brake light and abs light comes on. according to the mechanic i had the sensor replaced in this unit, and not sure what they fixed the second time. both mechanics told me i was leaking brake fluid too, i have not been able to add brake fluid myself, i can't reach the reservoir. brake and abs lights still comes on and very seldom does the lights go off. i had to have a vehicle inspection this past year, and the first time it did not pass because the light was on. thankfully the second time i went in for the inspection it was not on. however, i am concerned with this years inspection.
08/09/200576354
 Braking distance suddenly increased, under category: service brakes, hydraulic. my brake light and abs light comes on. according to the mechanic i had the sensor replaced in this unit, and not sure what they fixed the second time. both mechanics told me i was leaking brake fluid too, i have not been able to add brake fluid myself, i can't reach the reservoir. brake and abs lights still comes on and very seldom does the lights go off. i had to have a vehicle inspection this past year, and the first time it did not pass because the light was on. thankfully the second time i went in for the inspection it was not on. however, i am concerned with this years inspection.
08/09/200576354
 Braking distance suddenly increased, under category: service brakes, hydraulic. my brake light and abs light comes on. according to the mechanic i had the sensor replaced in this unit, and not sure what they fixed the second time. both mechanics told me i was leaking brake fluid too, i have not been able to add brake fluid myself, i can't reach the reservoir. brake and abs lights still comes on and very seldom does the lights go off. i had to have a vehicle inspection this past year, and the first time it did not pass because the light was on. thankfully the second time i went in for the inspection it was not on. however, i am concerned with this years inspection.
08/09/200576354
 Braking distance suddenly increased, under category: service brakes, hydraulic. my brake light and abs light comes on. according to the mechanic i had the sensor replaced in this unit, and not sure what they fixed the second time. both mechanics told me i was leaking brake fluid too, i have not been able to add brake fluid myself, i can't reach the reservoir. brake and abs lights still comes on and very seldom does the lights go off. i had to have a vehicle inspection this past year, and the first time it did not pass because the light was on. thankfully the second time i went in for the inspection it was not on. however, i am concerned with this years inspection.
08/09/200576354
 Braking distance suddenly increased, under category: service brakes, hydraulic. my brake light and abs light comes on. according to the mechanic i had the sensor replaced in this unit, and not sure what they fixed the second time. both mechanics told me i was leaking brake fluid too, i have not been able to add brake fluid myself, i can't reach the reservoir. brake and abs lights still comes on and very seldom does the lights go off. i had to have a vehicle inspection this past year, and the first time it did not pass because the light was on. thankfully the second time i went in for the inspection it was not on. however, i am concerned with this years inspection.
08/09/200576354
 Braking distance suddenly increased, under category: service brakes, hydraulic. my brake light and abs light comes on. according to the mechanic i had the sensor replaced in this unit, and not sure what they fixed the second time. both mechanics told me i was leaking brake fluid too, i have not been able to add brake fluid myself, i can't reach the reservoir. brake and abs lights still comes on and very seldom does the lights go off. i had to have a vehicle inspection this past year, and the first time it did not pass because the light was on. thankfully the second time i went in for the inspection it was not on. however, i am concerned with this years inspection.
10/26/201083000
 I took my van in to do the recalls. well they said they saw nothing wrong with the most last 2 recent recalls. 2010 and 2011 dealing with front end and rear end. my question is if it doesn't look broken they don't have to fix it? i thought these parts were manufactured wrong, right? now how often should i take my van in to be inspected? at any given moment it could break and my 4 kids and i could go tumbling down the highway. they did do the speed odometer (which i'm watching closely for abs/brake light to come on) and in process for child safety attachments. the anderson ford dealership in cleveland tx will not do the other 2 recalls because it does not look broken, is this right? anyways abs/brake light remains on and off all the time on my ford windstar. will have it check for brake fluid leakage running down to components.
10/26/201083000
 I took my van in to do the recalls. well they said they saw nothing wrong with the most last 2 recent recalls. 2010 and 2011 dealing with front end and rear end. my question is if it doesn't look broken they don't have to fix it? i thought these parts were manufactured wrong, right? now how often should i take my van in to be inspected? at any given moment it could break and my 4 kids and i could go tumbling down the highway. they did do the speed odometer (which i'm watching closely for abs/brake light to come on) and in process for child safety attachments. the anderson ford dealership in cleveland tx will not do the other 2 recalls because it does not look broken, is this right? anyways abs/brake light remains on and off all the time on my ford windstar. will have it check for brake fluid leakage running down to components.
10/26/201083000
 I took my van in to do the recalls. well they said they saw nothing wrong with the most last 2 recent recalls. 2010 and 2011 dealing with front end and rear end. my question is if it doesn't look broken they don't have to fix it? i thought these parts were manufactured wrong, right? now how often should i take my van in to be inspected? at any given moment it could break and my 4 kids and i could go tumbling down the highway. they did do the speed odometer (which i'm watching closely for abs/brake light to come on) and in process for child safety attachments. the anderson ford dealership in cleveland tx will not do the other 2 recalls because it does not look broken, is this right? anyways abs/brake light remains on and off all the time on my ford windstar. will have it check for brake fluid leakage running down to components.
10/26/201083000
 I took my van in to do the recalls. well they said they saw nothing wrong with the most last 2 recent recalls. 2010 and 2011 dealing with front end and rear end. my question is if it doesn't look broken they don't have to fix it? i thought these parts were manufactured wrong, right? now how often should i take my van in to be inspected? at any given moment it could break and my 4 kids and i could go tumbling down the highway. they did do the speed odometer (which i'm watching closely for abs/brake light to come on) and in process for child safety attachments. the anderson ford dealership in cleveland tx will not do the other 2 recalls because it does not look broken, is this right? anyways abs/brake light remains on and off all the time on my ford windstar. will have it check for brake fluid leakage running down to components.
09/20/2010112000
 Abs light and brake light problems
09/20/2010112000
 Abs and brake light problem
10/26/201083000
 I took my van in to do the recalls. well they said they saw nothing wrong with the most last 2 recent recalls. 2010 and 2011 dealing with front end and rear end. my question is if it doesn't look broken they don't have to fix it? i thought these parts were manufactured wrong, right? now how often should i take my van in to be inspected? at any given moment it could break and my 4 kids and i could go tumbling down the highway. they did do the speed odometer (which i'm watching closely for abs/brake light to come on) and in process for child safety attachments. the anderson ford dealership in cleveland tx will not do the other 2 recalls because it does not look broken, is this right? anyways abs/brake light remains on and off all the time on my ford windstar. will have it check for brake fluid leakage running down to components.
09/20/2010112000
 Abs light and brake light problems
09/20/2010112000
 Abs and brake light problem
09/20/2010112000
 Abs light and brake light problems
09/20/2010112000
 Abs and brake light problem
09/20/2010112000
 Abs light and brake light problems
09/20/2010112000
 Abs and brake light problem
12/04/2010103000
 The brake light, abs and traction control lights in the instrument cluster are lit and the abs and traction control mechanisms no longer work. this results in increased braking distances and poor performance on snow and ice. this is for a ford windstar 2002
12/04/2010103000
 The brake light, abs and traction control lights in the instrument cluster are lit and the abs and traction control mechanisms no longer work. this results in increased braking distances and poor performance on snow and ice. this is for a ford windstar 2002
12/04/2010103000
 The brake light, abs and traction control lights in the instrument cluster are lit and the abs and traction control mechanisms no longer work. this results in increased braking distances and poor performance on snow and ice. this is for a ford windstar 2002
12/04/2010103000
 The brake light, abs and traction control lights in the instrument cluster are lit and the abs and traction control mechanisms no longer work. this results in increased braking distances and poor performance on snow and ice. this is for a ford windstar 2002
12/04/2010103000
 The brake light, abs and traction control lights in the instrument cluster are lit and the abs and traction control mechanisms no longer work. this results in increased braking distances and poor performance on snow and ice. this is for a ford windstar 2002
07/01/2010110000
 We had the wiring harness recall performed in june 2010. shortly after the recall was performed the abs, brake & trac control lights started to illuminate intermittently. we have replaced 2 abs sensors among other things however the lights continue to come on. took van to dealer today for axle recall & informed them of abs, brake & trac light issue. they said wiring harness was replaced & there was no leakage @ the time they replaced. i asked them to please look & see if they noticed any signs of leakage around abs module. after 2 minutes they came back & said no. they said that it was probably a sensor when i told them they have been replaced they said well we would have to hook car to machine & check codes which would cost me $80 (mind you auto zone is free). i have come to understand that there are many ford windstar owners who have the exact same problem and i believe that this problem is due to faulty materials or wiring and that abs module needs to be replaced but because it's so costly ford will not recall the part. i have three young children that are being driven in this vehcile. i don't feel safe driving this vehicle without the proper safety features i was promised - including anti-lock brakes. ford holds a lot of peoples lives in their hand due to this problem (whether it be the car catches on fire or loses braking power), they can't replace a life or an entire family for that matter but they can surely replace a faulty part. please i am begging to make ford recall this problem that is affecting so many people, make it part of the original recall, it's all related!!!
07/01/2010110000
 We had the wiring harness recall performed in june 2010. shortly after the recall was performed the abs, brake & trac control lights started to illuminate intermittently. we have replaced 2 abs sensors among other things however the lights continue to come on. took van to dealer today for axle recall & informed them of abs, brake & trac light issue. they said wiring harness was replaced & there was no leakage @ the time they replaced. i asked them to please look & see if they noticed any signs of leakage around abs module. after 2 minutes they came back & said no. they said that it was probably a sensor when i told them they have been replaced they said well we would have to hook car to machine & check codes which would cost me $80 (mind you auto zone is free). i have come to understand that there are many ford windstar owners who have the exact same problem and i believe that this problem is due to faulty materials or wiring and that abs module needs to be replaced but because it's so costly ford will not recall the part. i have three young children that are being driven in this vehcile. i don't feel safe driving this vehicle without the proper safety features i was promised - including anti-lock brakes. ford holds a lot of peoples lives in their hand due to this problem (whether it be the car catches on fire or loses braking power), they can't replace a life or an entire family for that matter but they can surely replace a faulty part. please i am begging to make ford recall this problem that is affecting so many people, make it part of the original recall, it's all related!!!
07/01/2010110000
 We had the wiring harness recall performed in june 2010. shortly after the recall was performed the abs, brake & trac control lights started to illuminate intermittently. we have replaced 2 abs sensors among other things however the lights continue to come on. took van to dealer today for axle recall & informed them of abs, brake & trac light issue. they said wiring harness was replaced & there was no leakage @ the time they replaced. i asked them to please look & see if they noticed any signs of leakage around abs module. after 2 minutes they came back & said no. they said that it was probably a sensor when i told them they have been replaced they said well we would have to hook car to machine & check codes which would cost me $80 (mind you auto zone is free). i have come to understand that there are many ford windstar owners who have the exact same problem and i believe that this problem is due to faulty materials or wiring and that abs module needs to be replaced but because it's so costly ford will not recall the part. i have three young children that are being driven in this vehcile. i don't feel safe driving this vehicle without the proper safety features i was promised - including anti-lock brakes. ford holds a lot of peoples lives in their hand due to this problem (whether it be the car catches on fire or loses braking power), they can't replace a life or an entire family for that matter but they can surely replace a faulty part. please i am begging to make ford recall this problem that is affecting so many people, make it part of the original recall, it's all related!!!
07/01/2010110000
 We had the wiring harness recall performed in june 2010. shortly after the recall was performed the abs, brake & trac control lights started to illuminate intermittently. we have replaced 2 abs sensors among other things however the lights continue to come on. took van to dealer today for axle recall & informed them of abs, brake & trac light issue. they said wiring harness was replaced & there was no leakage @ the time they replaced. i asked them to please look & see if they noticed any signs of leakage around abs module. after 2 minutes they came back & said no. they said that it was probably a sensor when i told them they have been replaced they said well we would have to hook car to machine & check codes which would cost me $80 (mind you auto zone is free). i have come to understand that there are many ford windstar owners who have the exact same problem and i believe that this problem is due to faulty materials or wiring and that abs module needs to be replaced but because it's so costly ford will not recall the part. i have three young children that are being driven in this vehcile. i don't feel safe driving this vehicle without the proper safety features i was promised - including anti-lock brakes. ford holds a lot of peoples lives in their hand due to this problem (whether it be the car catches on fire or loses braking power), they can't replace a life or an entire family for that matter but they can surely replace a faulty part. please i am begging to make ford recall this problem that is affecting so many people, make it part of the original recall, it's all related!!!
07/01/2010110000
 We had the wiring harness recall performed in june 2010. shortly after the recall was performed the abs, brake & trac control lights started to illuminate intermittently. we have replaced 2 abs sensors among other things however the lights continue to come on. took van to dealer today for axle recall & informed them of abs, brake & trac light issue. they said wiring harness was replaced & there was no leakage @ the time they replaced. i asked them to please look & see if they noticed any signs of leakage around abs module. after 2 minutes they came back & said no. they said that it was probably a sensor when i told them they have been replaced they said well we would have to hook car to machine & check codes which would cost me $80 (mind you auto zone is free). i have come to understand that there are many ford windstar owners who have the exact same problem and i believe that this problem is due to faulty materials or wiring and that abs module needs to be replaced but because it's so costly ford will not recall the part. i have three young children that are being driven in this vehcile. i don't feel safe driving this vehicle without the proper safety features i was promised - including anti-lock brakes. ford holds a lot of peoples lives in their hand due to this problem (whether it be the car catches on fire or loses braking power), they can't replace a life or an entire family for that matter but they can surely replace a faulty part. please i am begging to make ford recall this problem that is affecting so many people, make it part of the original recall, it's all related!!!
07/01/2010110000
 We had the wiring harness recall performed in june 2010. shortly after the recall was performed the abs, brake & trac control lights started to illuminate intermittently. we have replaced 2 abs sensors among other things however the lights continue to come on. took van to dealer today for axle recall & informed them of abs, brake & trac light issue. they said wiring harness was replaced & there was no leakage @ the time they replaced. i asked them to please look & see if they noticed any signs of leakage around abs module. after 2 minutes they came back & said no. they said that it was probably a sensor when i told them they have been replaced they said well we would have to hook car to machine & check codes which would cost me $80 (mind you auto zone is free). i have come to understand that there are many ford windstar owners who have the exact same problem and i believe that this problem is due to faulty materials or wiring and that abs module needs to be replaced but because it's so costly ford will not recall the part. i have three young children that are being driven in this vehcile. i don't feel safe driving this vehicle without the proper safety features i was promised - including anti-lock brakes. ford holds a lot of peoples lives in their hand due to this problem (whether it be the car catches on fire or loses braking power), they can't replace a life or an entire family for that matter but they can surely replace a faulty part. please i am begging to make ford recall this problem that is affecting so many people, make it part of the original recall, it's all related!!!
06/15/2010160000
 I have a 2002 ford windstar lx. my an has been recieving regular service ever since we purchased it in 2003. i've had a abs and brake light turning on a random times and it has begun to affect brake stopping distance. i've looked into this problem and it seems to be a very common problem with te windstars. many say this problem can be fixed by replacing the abs ecm module which is very costly to replace.
06/15/2010160000
 I have a 2002 ford windstar lx. my an has been recieving regular service ever since we purchased it in 2003. i've had a abs and brake light turning on a random times and it has begun to affect brake stopping distance. i've looked into this problem and it seems to be a very common problem with te windstars. many say this problem can be fixed by replacing the abs ecm module which is very costly to replace.
06/15/2010160000
 I have a 2002 ford windstar lx. my an has been recieving regular service ever since we purchased it in 2003. i've had a abs and brake light turning on a random times and it has begun to affect brake stopping distance. i've looked into this problem and it seems to be a very common problem with te windstars. many say this problem can be fixed by replacing the abs ecm module which is very costly to replace.
06/15/2010160000
 I have a 2002 ford windstar lx. my an has been recieving regular service ever since we purchased it in 2003. i've had a abs and brake light turning on a random times and it has begun to affect brake stopping distance. i've looked into this problem and it seems to be a very common problem with te windstars. many say this problem can be fixed by replacing the abs ecm module which is very costly to replace.
12/29/2010195000
 Can you please help me with my abs-brake light on my 2002 ford windstar?
06/15/2010160000
 I have a 2002 ford windstar lx. my an has been recieving regular service ever since we purchased it in 2003. i've had a abs and brake light turning on a random times and it has begun to affect brake stopping distance. i've looked into this problem and it seems to be a very common problem with te windstars. many say this problem can be fixed by replacing the abs ecm module which is very costly to replace.
12/29/2010195000
 Can you please help me with my abs-brake light on my 2002 ford windstar?
12/29/2010195000
 Can you please help me with my abs-brake light on my 2002 ford windstar?
12/29/2010195000
 Can you please help me with my abs-brake light on my 2002 ford windstar?
11/12/201090000
 I own a 2002 ford windstar minivan and have had issues with the brake light and abs light staying on. i have had the vehicle to the shop for recall work and the light remained on. i had the abs module replaced and the light still stays on. the vehicle smells like burning fluid after being driven and the brakes have gone out twice now for short periods of time. this is a safety hazard. this has been going on for over a year and no one can seem to figure out the problem.
11/12/201090000
 I own a 2002 ford windstar minivan and have had issues with the brake light and abs light staying on. i have had the vehicle to the shop for recall work and the light remained on. i had the abs module replaced and the light still stays on. the vehicle smells like burning fluid after being driven and the brakes have gone out twice now for short periods of time. this is a safety hazard. this has been going on for over a year and no one can seem to figure out the problem.
11/12/201090000
 I own a 2002 ford windstar minivan and have had issues with the brake light and abs light staying on. i have had the vehicle to the shop for recall work and the light remained on. i had the abs module replaced and the light still stays on. the vehicle smells like burning fluid after being driven and the brakes have gone out twice now for short periods of time. this is a safety hazard. this has been going on for over a year and no one can seem to figure out the problem.
06/01/2009
 2002 windstar - brake and abs indicator lights on dashboard intermittently activated. lights will come on at random, sometimes at engine start, other times while driving. both lights will illuminate at the same time. turning the engine off and on will cause them to go out.
11/12/201090000
 I own a 2002 ford windstar minivan and have had issues with the brake light and abs light staying on. i have had the vehicle to the shop for recall work and the light remained on. i had the abs module replaced and the light still stays on. the vehicle smells like burning fluid after being driven and the brakes have gone out twice now for short periods of time. this is a safety hazard. this has been going on for over a year and no one can seem to figure out the problem.
06/01/2009
 2002 windstar - brake and abs indicator lights on dashboard intermittently activated. lights will come on at random, sometimes at engine start, other times while driving. both lights will illuminate at the same time. turning the engine off and on will cause them to go out.
06/01/2009
 2002 windstar - brake and abs indicator lights on dashboard intermittently activated. lights will come on at random, sometimes at engine start, other times while driving. both lights will illuminate at the same time. turning the engine off and on will cause them to go out.
06/01/2009
 2002 windstar - brake and abs indicator lights on dashboard intermittently activated. lights will come on at random, sometimes at engine start, other times while driving. both lights will illuminate at the same time. turning the engine off and on will cause them to go out.
09/04/201084000
 The abs light continues to stay on at all times. periodically, the brake light also lights up and simultaneously, the spedometer doesn't work. the brake light and spedometer malfunctioning occurs about once a month. i've taken my car into a ford dealership to check the abs light. they say the entire module needs replaced, but there's nothing wrong with the car mechanically. the recall for the scds has already been performed on my car, but the abs light error has never been corrected. to replace the module, the dealership told me i would have to pay $1800. i have come to understand that there are many ford windstar owners who have the exact same problem and i believe that this problem is due to faulty materials or wiring. i have three children and one on the way and don't feel safe driving this vehicle without the proper safety features i was promised - including anti-lock brakes.
09/04/201084000
 The abs light continues to stay on at all times. periodically, the brake light also lights up and simultaneously, the spedometer doesn't work. the brake light and spedometer malfunctioning occurs about once a month. i've taken my car into a ford dealership to check the abs light. they say the entire module needs replaced, but there's nothing wrong with the car mechanically. the recall for the scds has already been performed on my car, but the abs light error has never been corrected. to replace the module, the dealership told me i would have to pay $1800. i have come to understand that there are many ford windstar owners who have the exact same problem and i believe that this problem is due to faulty materials or wiring. i have three children and one on the way and don't feel safe driving this vehicle without the proper safety features i was promised - including anti-lock brakes.
09/04/201084000
 The abs light continues to stay on at all times. periodically, the brake light also lights up and simultaneously, the spedometer doesn't work. the brake light and spedometer malfunctioning occurs about once a month. i've taken my car into a ford dealership to check the abs light. they say the entire module needs replaced, but there's nothing wrong with the car mechanically. the recall for the scds has already been performed on my car, but the abs light error has never been corrected. to replace the module, the dealership told me i would have to pay $1800. i have come to understand that there are many ford windstar owners who have the exact same problem and i believe that this problem is due to faulty materials or wiring. i have three children and one on the way and don't feel safe driving this vehicle without the proper safety features i was promised - including anti-lock brakes.
09/04/201084000
 The abs light continues to stay on at all times. periodically, the brake light also lights up and simultaneously, the spedometer doesn't work. the brake light and spedometer malfunctioning occurs about once a month. i've taken my car into a ford dealership to check the abs light. they say the entire module needs replaced, but there's nothing wrong with the car mechanically. the recall for the scds has already been performed on my car, but the abs light error has never been corrected. to replace the module, the dealership told me i would have to pay $1800. i have come to understand that there are many ford windstar owners who have the exact same problem and i believe that this problem is due to faulty materials or wiring. i have three children and one on the way and don't feel safe driving this vehicle without the proper safety features i was promised - including anti-lock brakes.
11/20/2010182000
 I own a 2002 ford windstar which was recalled in december 2009 for the leaking scds, ford ref 09s09. my local dealership repaire the switch by installing a jumper switch in the harness. today 20th november 2010, i have had my van back at the ford dealership as i have had a major brake fluid leak from the scds which was leaking onto my abs module switch. i assumed this was covered under the existing recall, but ford refused to pay for the repair and i had to pay for it myself. i had the service rep contact ford, canada and again they refused to warranty the repair. i am disgusted at the attitude of ford. i had to put in 500ml of brake fluid into my master cylinder over a period of 3 days, thats how bad my leak was. the servcie rep at ford confirmed that the scds was leaking and after i refused to drive the van from the dealership, they still refused to pay for the repair, they told me thay had done all they could under the existing recall number 09s09 and that was all they were obliged to do. i would like this documented as this was a serious brake fluid leak and a potential fire related incident and ford of canada refused to deal with this very serious safety issue. thanks
11/20/2010182000
 I own a 2002 ford windstar which was recalled in december 2009 for the leaking scds, ford ref 09s09. my local dealership repaire the switch by installing a jumper switch in the harness. today 20th november 2010, i have had my van back at the ford dealership as i have had a major brake fluid leak from the scds which was leaking onto my abs module switch. i assumed this was covered under the existing recall, but ford refused to pay for the repair and i had to pay for it myself. i had the service rep contact ford, canada and again they refused to warranty the repair. i am disgusted at the attitude of ford. i had to put in 500ml of brake fluid into my master cylinder over a period of 3 days, thats how bad my leak was. the servcie rep at ford confirmed that the scds was leaking and after i refused to drive the van from the dealership, they still refused to pay for the repair, they told me thay had done all they could under the existing recall number 09s09 and that was all they were obliged to do. i would like this documented as this was a serious brake fluid leak and a potential fire related incident and ford of canada refused to deal with this very serious safety issue. thanks
02/05/2010109000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated the anti lock brake light, and the regular brake comes on the dashboard. when the anti lock brake system light comes on the system does not work. the contact stated that when this started to happen the cruise control and odometer started to fail as well. the odometer will stop working and when the vehicle is in cruise control, the odometer will say the vehicle is going 20 mph regardless of how fast the vehicle is traveling. the vin was not available at the time of the complaint. the failure mileage 109000 and the current mileage was 115000.rl
10/12/2003
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. while the contact was driving approximately 15 mph, the transmission failed without warning. the vehicle was towed to the dealer where the transmission was replaced under the service warranty. the transmission failure reoccurred six months later and was replaced with a new transmission. the transmission and radiator were replaced on two different occasions. the contact was responsible for the repair expense for the one radiator replacement. in addition, the vehicle experienced failure with the front brakes and front rotors which required replacement annually. also, while driving the rear axle fractured. the failure mileage was unknown. js
10/12/2003
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. while the contact was driving approximately 15 mph, the transmission failed without warning. the vehicle was towed to the dealer where the transmission was replaced under the service warranty. the transmission failure reoccurred six months later and was replaced with a new transmission. the transmission and radiator were replaced on two different occasions. the contact was responsible for the repair expense for the one radiator replacement. in addition, the vehicle experienced failure with the front brakes and front rotors which required replacement annually. also, while driving the rear axle fractured. the failure mileage was unknown. js
11/20/2010182000
 I own a 2002 ford windstar which was recalled in december 2009 for the leaking scds, ford ref 09s09. my local dealership repaire the switch by installing a jumper switch in the harness. today 20th november 2010, i have had my van back at the ford dealership as i have had a major brake fluid leak from the scds which was leaking onto my abs module switch. i assumed this was covered under the existing recall, but ford refused to pay for the repair and i had to pay for it myself. i had the service rep contact ford, canada and again they refused to warranty the repair. i am disgusted at the attitude of ford. i had to put in 500ml of brake fluid into my master cylinder over a period of 3 days, thats how bad my leak was. the servcie rep at ford confirmed that the scds was leaking and after i refused to drive the van from the dealership, they still refused to pay for the repair, they told me thay had done all they could under the existing recall number 09s09 and that was all they were obliged to do. i would like this documented as this was a serious brake fluid leak and a potential fire related incident and ford of canada refused to deal with this very serious safety issue. thanks
02/05/2010109000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated the anti lock brake light, and the regular brake comes on the dashboard. when the anti lock brake system light comes on the system does not work. the contact stated that when this started to happen the cruise control and odometer started to fail as well. the odometer will stop working and when the vehicle is in cruise control, the odometer will say the vehicle is going 20 mph regardless of how fast the vehicle is traveling. the vin was not available at the time of the complaint. the failure mileage 109000 and the current mileage was 115000.rl
10/12/2003
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. while the contact was driving approximately 15 mph, the transmission failed without warning. the vehicle was towed to the dealer where the transmission was replaced under the service warranty. the transmission failure reoccurred six months later and was replaced with a new transmission. the transmission and radiator were replaced on two different occasions. the contact was responsible for the repair expense for the one radiator replacement. in addition, the vehicle experienced failure with the front brakes and front rotors which required replacement annually. also, while driving the rear axle fractured. the failure mileage was unknown. js
11/19/2010182500
 Leaking brake fluid on my 2002 ford windstar van. the minivan has been recalled due to leaking scds. and was rectified by ford dealership. over past few days i have had to put in brake fluid aqnd have noticed fluid under the master cylinder
02/05/2010109000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated the anti lock brake light, and the regular brake comes on the dashboard. when the anti lock brake system light comes on the system does not work. the contact stated that when this started to happen the cruise control and odometer started to fail as well. the odometer will stop working and when the vehicle is in cruise control, the odometer will say the vehicle is going 20 mph regardless of how fast the vehicle is traveling. the vin was not available at the time of the complaint. the failure mileage 109000 and the current mileage was 115000.rl
10/12/2003
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. while the contact was driving approximately 15 mph, the transmission failed without warning. the vehicle was towed to the dealer where the transmission was replaced under the service warranty. the transmission failure reoccurred six months later and was replaced with a new transmission. the transmission and radiator were replaced on two different occasions. the contact was responsible for the repair expense for the one radiator replacement. in addition, the vehicle experienced failure with the front brakes and front rotors which required replacement annually. also, while driving the rear axle fractured. the failure mileage was unknown. js
11/19/2010182500
 Leaking brake fluid on my 2002 ford windstar van. the minivan has been recalled due to leaking scds. and was rectified by ford dealership. over past few days i have had to put in brake fluid aqnd have noticed fluid under the master cylinder
02/05/2010109000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated the anti lock brake light, and the regular brake comes on the dashboard. when the anti lock brake system light comes on the system does not work. the contact stated that when this started to happen the cruise control and odometer started to fail as well. the odometer will stop working and when the vehicle is in cruise control, the odometer will say the vehicle is going 20 mph regardless of how fast the vehicle is traveling. the vin was not available at the time of the complaint. the failure mileage 109000 and the current mileage was 115000.rl
10/12/2003
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. while the contact was driving approximately 15 mph, the transmission failed without warning. the vehicle was towed to the dealer where the transmission was replaced under the service warranty. the transmission failure reoccurred six months later and was replaced with a new transmission. the transmission and radiator were replaced on two different occasions. the contact was responsible for the repair expense for the one radiator replacement. in addition, the vehicle experienced failure with the front brakes and front rotors which required replacement annually. also, while driving the rear axle fractured. the failure mileage was unknown. js
11/19/2010182500
 Leaking brake fluid on my 2002 ford windstar van. the minivan has been recalled due to leaking scds. and was rectified by ford dealership. over past few days i have had to put in brake fluid aqnd have noticed fluid under the master cylinder
11/19/2010182500
 Leaking brake fluid on my 2002 ford windstar van. the minivan has been recalled due to leaking scds. and was rectified by ford dealership. over past few days i have had to put in brake fluid aqnd have noticed fluid under the master cylinder
11/16/2010100000
 Abs anti-skid and brake lites suddenly appear on the dash monitoring system without anything being wrong. keeps on occurring when brakes get hot.
11/16/2010100000
 Abs anti-skid and brake lites suddenly appear on the dash monitoring system without anything being wrong. keeps on occurring when brakes get hot.
11/16/2010100000
 Abs anti-skid and brake lites suddenly appear on the dash monitoring system without anything being wrong. keeps on occurring when brakes get hot.
11/16/2010100000
 Abs anti-skid and brake lites suddenly appear on the dash monitoring system without anything being wrong. keeps on occurring when brakes get hot.
10/27/2010212000
 Braking distance suddenly increased without warning. abs warning light, brake warning light, and traction control off indicators all lit, along with check traction control mesagge on dashboard message center. stopped hard suddenly for a child who darted into the street and almost hit her as the wheels locked up and the car skidded. since that time, the warning lights reset each time the car is started, but return after a short period of driving.
10/27/2010212000
 Braking distance suddenly increased without warning. abs warning light, brake warning light, and traction control off indicators all lit, along with check traction control mesagge on dashboard message center. stopped hard suddenly for a child who darted into the street and almost hit her as the wheels locked up and the car skidded. since that time, the warning lights reset each time the car is started, but return after a short period of driving.
10/27/2010212000
 Braking distance suddenly increased without warning. abs warning light, brake warning light, and traction control off indicators all lit, along with check traction control mesagge on dashboard message center. stopped hard suddenly for a child who darted into the street and almost hit her as the wheels locked up and the car skidded. since that time, the warning lights reset each time the car is started, but return after a short period of driving.
08/19/2009
 Service brakes ,hydraulic antilock abs warning lights on at intermitant times while driving
08/19/2009
 Service brakes ,hydraulic antilock abs warning lights on at intermitant times while driving
08/19/2009
 Service brakes ,hydraulic antilock abs warning lights on at intermitant times while driving
08/19/2009
 Service brakes ,hydraulic antilock abs warning lights on at intermitant times while driving
10/20/201075000
 Braking distance suddenly increased due to abs ecm intermittent failure. intermittent abs and brake light.
10/20/201075000
 Braking distance suddenly increased due to abs ecm intermittent failure. intermittent abs and brake light.
10/20/201075000
 Braking distance suddenly increased due to abs ecm intermittent failure. intermittent abs and brake light.
10/20/201075000
 Braking distance suddenly increased due to abs ecm intermittent failure. intermittent abs and brake light.
10/20/201075000
 Braking distance suddenly increased due to abs ecm intermittent failure. intermittent abs and brake light.
10/20/201075000
 Braking distance suddenly increased due to abs ecm intermittent failure. intermittent abs and brake light.
10/15/2007
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. while driving 40 mph the abs brake light illuminated on the dashboard. the vehicle has been taken to the dealer 5 to six times for the failure. the dealer replaced the brake pads and advised her that the problem was electrical. the electrical failure causes the radio to short out, all the interior lights to short. the vehicle leaks oil and power steering fluid. she stated per the dealer the vehicle needs an axle and rack pinion which affects the steering column. the vehicle has not been repaired. the vehicle was purchased used in 2007 and the failure started as soon as she purchased the vehicle. the contact reference recall 10v385000, suspension:rear:axle:non-powered axle assembly and stated she received this recall recently. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure mileage was unknown the current mileage was 116,840. vwb
10/18/2010150000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. while driving approximately 40 mph he began to see smoke coming from the rear wheels. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where he was informed the entire braking system needed to be replaced. the vehicle was in the process of being repaired. the failure and current mileages were 150,000. sm.
10/15/2007
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. while driving 40 mph the abs brake light illuminated on the dashboard. the vehicle has been taken to the dealer 5 to six times for the failure. the dealer replaced the brake pads and advised her that the problem was electrical. the electrical failure causes the radio to short out, all the interior lights to short. the vehicle leaks oil and power steering fluid. she stated per the dealer the vehicle needs an axle and rack pinion which affects the steering column. the vehicle has not been repaired. the vehicle was purchased used in 2007 and the failure started as soon as she purchased the vehicle. the contact reference recall 10v385000, suspension:rear:axle:non-powered axle assembly and stated she received this recall recently. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure mileage was unknown the current mileage was 116,840. vwb
10/01/2010
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. while the contact parked the vehicle and turned the engine off, suddenly smoke emitted from underneath the hood, and massive flames erupted from the vehicle. the fire department extinguished the six foot flames, and informed that the fire was related to an excessive amount of brake fluid leakage. a police report was filed of the incident. the vehicle was completely destroyed. the vehicle was towed to the residence. the failure mileage was unknown. js
10/18/2010150000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. while driving approximately 40 mph he began to see smoke coming from the rear wheels. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where he was informed the entire braking system needed to be replaced. the vehicle was in the process of being repaired. the failure and current mileages were 150,000. sm.
10/15/2007
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. while driving 40 mph the abs brake light illuminated on the dashboard. the vehicle has been taken to the dealer 5 to six times for the failure. the dealer replaced the brake pads and advised her that the problem was electrical. the electrical failure causes the radio to short out, all the interior lights to short. the vehicle leaks oil and power steering fluid. she stated per the dealer the vehicle needs an axle and rack pinion which affects the steering column. the vehicle has not been repaired. the vehicle was purchased used in 2007 and the failure started as soon as she purchased the vehicle. the contact reference recall 10v385000, suspension:rear:axle:non-powered axle assembly and stated she received this recall recently. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure mileage was unknown the current mileage was 116,840. vwb
10/01/2010
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. while the contact parked the vehicle and turned the engine off, suddenly smoke emitted from underneath the hood, and massive flames erupted from the vehicle. the fire department extinguished the six foot flames, and informed that the fire was related to an excessive amount of brake fluid leakage. a police report was filed of the incident. the vehicle was completely destroyed. the vehicle was towed to the residence. the failure mileage was unknown. js
08/17/201090000
 Anti-skid and break lights come on at random.
10/18/2010150000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. while driving approximately 40 mph he began to see smoke coming from the rear wheels. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where he was informed the entire braking system needed to be replaced. the vehicle was in the process of being repaired. the failure and current mileages were 150,000. sm.
10/15/2007
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. while driving 40 mph the abs brake light illuminated on the dashboard. the vehicle has been taken to the dealer 5 to six times for the failure. the dealer replaced the brake pads and advised her that the problem was electrical. the electrical failure causes the radio to short out, all the interior lights to short. the vehicle leaks oil and power steering fluid. she stated per the dealer the vehicle needs an axle and rack pinion which affects the steering column. the vehicle has not been repaired. the vehicle was purchased used in 2007 and the failure started as soon as she purchased the vehicle. the contact reference recall 10v385000, suspension:rear:axle:non-powered axle assembly and stated she received this recall recently. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure mileage was unknown the current mileage was 116,840. vwb
10/01/2010
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. while the contact parked the vehicle and turned the engine off, suddenly smoke emitted from underneath the hood, and massive flames erupted from the vehicle. the fire department extinguished the six foot flames, and informed that the fire was related to an excessive amount of brake fluid leakage. a police report was filed of the incident. the vehicle was completely destroyed. the vehicle was towed to the residence. the failure mileage was unknown. js
08/17/201090000
 Anti-skid and break lights come on at random.
10/18/2010150000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. while driving approximately 40 mph he began to see smoke coming from the rear wheels. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where he was informed the entire braking system needed to be replaced. the vehicle was in the process of being repaired. the failure and current mileages were 150,000. sm.
10/15/2007
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. while driving 40 mph the abs brake light illuminated on the dashboard. the vehicle has been taken to the dealer 5 to six times for the failure. the dealer replaced the brake pads and advised her that the problem was electrical. the electrical failure causes the radio to short out, all the interior lights to short. the vehicle leaks oil and power steering fluid. she stated per the dealer the vehicle needs an axle and rack pinion which affects the steering column. the vehicle has not been repaired. the vehicle was purchased used in 2007 and the failure started as soon as she purchased the vehicle. the contact reference recall 10v385000, suspension:rear:axle:non-powered axle assembly and stated she received this recall recently. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure mileage was unknown the current mileage was 116,840. vwb
10/01/2010
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. while the contact parked the vehicle and turned the engine off, suddenly smoke emitted from underneath the hood, and massive flames erupted from the vehicle. the fire department extinguished the six foot flames, and informed that the fire was related to an excessive amount of brake fluid leakage. a police report was filed of the incident. the vehicle was completely destroyed. the vehicle was towed to the residence. the failure mileage was unknown. js
08/17/201090000
 Anti-skid and break lights come on at random.
10/01/2010
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. while the contact parked the vehicle and turned the engine off, suddenly smoke emitted from underneath the hood, and massive flames erupted from the vehicle. the fire department extinguished the six foot flames, and informed that the fire was related to an excessive amount of brake fluid leakage. a police report was filed of the incident. the vehicle was completely destroyed. the vehicle was towed to the residence. the failure mileage was unknown. js
08/17/201090000
 Anti-skid and break lights come on at random.
08/17/201090000
 Anti-skid and break lights come on at random.
09/01/2010100000
 I own a 2002 ford windstar. i had the 09s09 recall completed 12-09. in the last few months, the abs light and the brake light have come on several times for no apparent reason. the lights go off when the engine is turned off. i have owned the van for more than 3 years, and i don't remember this happening prior to the recall.
09/01/2010100000
 I own a 2002 ford windstar. i had the 09s09 recall completed 12-09. in the last few months, the abs light and the brake light have come on several times for no apparent reason. the lights go off when the engine is turned off. i have owned the van for more than 3 years, and i don't remember this happening prior to the recall.
09/01/2010100000
 I own a 2002 ford windstar. i had the 09s09 recall completed 12-09. in the last few months, the abs light and the brake light have come on several times for no apparent reason. the lights go off when the engine is turned off. i have owned the van for more than 3 years, and i don't remember this happening prior to the recall.
09/01/2010100000
 I own a 2002 ford windstar. i had the 09s09 recall completed 12-09. in the last few months, the abs light and the brake light have come on several times for no apparent reason. the lights go off when the engine is turned off. i have owned the van for more than 3 years, and i don't remember this happening prior to the recall.
09/27/201091000
 I have a 2002 ford windstar that due to defective parts almost cause my wife to have a potentially serious accident. a day after having the scds switch replaced due to the recall, the brakes failed while my wife was driving to work. without quick thinking she could have potentially hit a young child crossing the street. the abs light and the brake light continue to stay on despite having the recall work done. according the following website this has been an issue for many owners of this vehicle. http://www.fordwindstarrecall.info/#problem2. i had my van towed to mechanic who i have known for years and two weeks later they are unable to figure out what is wrong with my mini van. they have stated that they have seen this in other windstars in the past. i hope someone investigates this problem with the ford windstar before someone is seriously injured. since this issue has been raised by many people on many websites why has this not being fixed before someone has a terrible accident. this module apparently has caused many issues for many owners. ford should be held accountable.
09/27/201091000
 I have a 2002 ford windstar that due to defective parts almost cause my wife to have a potentially serious accident. a day after having the scds switch replaced due to the recall, the brakes failed while my wife was driving to work. without quick thinking she could have potentially hit a young child crossing the street. the abs light and the brake light continue to stay on despite having the recall work done. according the following website this has been an issue for many owners of this vehicle. http://www.fordwindstarrecall.info/#problem2. i had my van towed to mechanic who i have known for years and two weeks later they are unable to figure out what is wrong with my mini van. they have stated that they have seen this in other windstars in the past. i hope someone investigates this problem with the ford windstar before someone is seriously injured. since this issue has been raised by many people on many websites why has this not being fixed before someone has a terrible accident. this module apparently has caused many issues for many owners. ford should be held accountable.
09/27/201091000
 I have a 2002 ford windstar that due to defective parts almost cause my wife to have a potentially serious accident. a day after having the scds switch replaced due to the recall, the brakes failed while my wife was driving to work. without quick thinking she could have potentially hit a young child crossing the street. the abs light and the brake light continue to stay on despite having the recall work done. according the following website this has been an issue for many owners of this vehicle. http://www.fordwindstarrecall.info/#problem2. i had my van towed to mechanic who i have known for years and two weeks later they are unable to figure out what is wrong with my mini van. they have stated that they have seen this in other windstars in the past. i hope someone investigates this problem with the ford windstar before someone is seriously injured. since this issue has been raised by many people on many websites why has this not being fixed before someone has a terrible accident. this module apparently has caused many issues for many owners. ford should be held accountable.
09/27/201091000
 We have a 2002 ford windstar. the brake lights and abs lights and the check engine light have been on for some time now. i recently had the recall work done on the vehicle for the scds switch. the first day of driving the vehicle after the recall work was completed i lost all braking ability on my way to work on a highway. i called the dealership that completed the recall work and was told they did the recall work and it could not have possibly caused the brakes to go completely out. i have read on countless websites and forums that many owners of this model year have had similar issues with the abs lights and brake lights in their vehicles. every time i have it looked it i am told it is something different. the transmission is also going in this vehicle. i feel it is too low in miles (90,000) to be having this many issues and such costly repairs. i hope that ford does something about these issues before someone is seriously injured as i could have been this morning.
09/25/201070000
 2002 ford windstar - brake and abs warning lights come on randomly while driving the vehicle. this occurs generally in warmer temperature environments, but occurs year round. a ford dealership completed recall 09s09, but this problem continues to exist and the recall did not remedy the situation.
09/27/201091000
 We have a 2002 ford windstar. the brake lights and abs lights and the check engine light have been on for some time now. i recently had the recall work done on the vehicle for the scds switch. the first day of driving the vehicle after the recall work was completed i lost all braking ability on my way to work on a highway. i called the dealership that completed the recall work and was told they did the recall work and it could not have possibly caused the brakes to go completely out. i have read on countless websites and forums that many owners of this model year have had similar issues with the abs lights and brake lights in their vehicles. every time i have it looked it i am told it is something different. the transmission is also going in this vehicle. i feel it is too low in miles (90,000) to be having this many issues and such costly repairs. i hope that ford does something about these issues before someone is seriously injured as i could have been this morning.
09/25/201070000
 2002 ford windstar - brake and abs warning lights come on randomly while driving the vehicle. this occurs generally in warmer temperature environments, but occurs year round. a ford dealership completed recall 09s09, but this problem continues to exist and the recall did not remedy the situation.
09/27/201091000
 We have a 2002 ford windstar. the brake lights and abs lights and the check engine light have been on for some time now. i recently had the recall work done on the vehicle for the scds switch. the first day of driving the vehicle after the recall work was completed i lost all braking ability on my way to work on a highway. i called the dealership that completed the recall work and was told they did the recall work and it could not have possibly caused the brakes to go completely out. i have read on countless websites and forums that many owners of this model year have had similar issues with the abs lights and brake lights in their vehicles. every time i have it looked it i am told it is something different. the transmission is also going in this vehicle. i feel it is too low in miles (90,000) to be having this many issues and such costly repairs. i hope that ford does something about these issues before someone is seriously injured as i could have been this morning.
09/25/201070000
 2002 ford windstar - brake and abs warning lights come on randomly while driving the vehicle. this occurs generally in warmer temperature environments, but occurs year round. a ford dealership completed recall 09s09, but this problem continues to exist and the recall did not remedy the situation.
09/27/201091000
 We have a 2002 ford windstar. the brake lights and abs lights and the check engine light have been on for some time now. i recently had the recall work done on the vehicle for the scds switch. the first day of driving the vehicle after the recall work was completed i lost all braking ability on my way to work on a highway. i called the dealership that completed the recall work and was told they did the recall work and it could not have possibly caused the brakes to go completely out. i have read on countless websites and forums that many owners of this model year have had similar issues with the abs lights and brake lights in their vehicles. every time i have it looked it i am told it is something different. the transmission is also going in this vehicle. i feel it is too low in miles (90,000) to be having this many issues and such costly repairs. i hope that ford does something about these issues before someone is seriously injured as i could have been this morning.
09/25/201070000
 2002 ford windstar - brake and abs warning lights come on randomly while driving the vehicle. this occurs generally in warmer temperature environments, but occurs year round. a ford dealership completed recall 09s09, but this problem continues to exist and the recall did not remedy the situation.
09/27/201091000
 We have a 2002 ford windstar. the brake lights and abs lights and the check engine light have been on for some time now. i recently had the recall work done on the vehicle for the scds switch. the first day of driving the vehicle after the recall work was completed i lost all braking ability on my way to work on a highway. i called the dealership that completed the recall work and was told they did the recall work and it could not have possibly caused the brakes to go completely out. i have read on countless websites and forums that many owners of this model year have had similar issues with the abs lights and brake lights in their vehicles. every time i have it looked it i am told it is something different. the transmission is also going in this vehicle. i feel it is too low in miles (90,000) to be having this many issues and such costly repairs. i hope that ford does something about these issues before someone is seriously injured as i could have been this morning.
09/25/201070000
 2002 ford windstar - brake and abs warning lights come on randomly while driving the vehicle. this occurs generally in warmer temperature environments, but occurs year round. a ford dealership completed recall 09s09, but this problem continues to exist and the recall did not remedy the situation.
09/25/201070000
 2002 ford windstar - brake and abs warning lights come on randomly while driving the vehicle. this occurs generally in warmer temperature environments, but occurs year round. a ford dealership completed recall 09s09, but this problem continues to exist and the recall did not remedy the situation.
09/17/2010140000
 Abs brake light and emergency brake lights are coming on intermittently even after the vehicle speed control recall was taken care of. braking distance has suddenly increased in the last month coinciding with the warning lights.
09/17/2010140000
 Abs brake light and emergency brake lights are coming on intermittently even after the vehicle speed control recall was taken care of. braking distance has suddenly increased in the last month coinciding with the warning lights.
09/12/2010180000
 Red (brake) light and yellow (abs) light illuminate on instrument panel while driving. in this condition, the abs does not work and hard braking results in rear wheels locking up even on dry road and partial loss of vehicle control. my mechanic says the abs module is going bad and it is a common problem with windstars. this vehicle was supposedly repaired in the 2009 cds recall. so far, lights come on about every 300 miles and are cleared (go off) once the vehicle is switched off and restarted. i think ford should replace the abs modules that are failing. also, prior to the 2009 recall, the cruise control resume function stopped working and is still out. i understand that may well be a symptom related to the leaking of brake fluid from the cds.
09/17/2010140000
 Abs brake light and emergency brake lights are coming on intermittently even after the vehicle speed control recall was taken care of. braking distance has suddenly increased in the last month coinciding with the warning lights.
09/12/2010180000
 Red (brake) light and yellow (abs) light illuminate on instrument panel while driving. in this condition, the abs does not work and hard braking results in rear wheels locking up even on dry road and partial loss of vehicle control. my mechanic says the abs module is going bad and it is a common problem with windstars. this vehicle was supposedly repaired in the 2009 cds recall. so far, lights come on about every 300 miles and are cleared (go off) once the vehicle is switched off and restarted. i think ford should replace the abs modules that are failing. also, prior to the 2009 recall, the cruise control resume function stopped working and is still out. i understand that may well be a symptom related to the leaking of brake fluid from the cds.
09/17/2010140000
 Abs brake light and emergency brake lights are coming on intermittently even after the vehicle speed control recall was taken care of. braking distance has suddenly increased in the last month coinciding with the warning lights.
09/12/2010180000
 Red (brake) light and yellow (abs) light illuminate on instrument panel while driving. in this condition, the abs does not work and hard braking results in rear wheels locking up even on dry road and partial loss of vehicle control. my mechanic says the abs module is going bad and it is a common problem with windstars. this vehicle was supposedly repaired in the 2009 cds recall. so far, lights come on about every 300 miles and are cleared (go off) once the vehicle is switched off and restarted. i think ford should replace the abs modules that are failing. also, prior to the 2009 recall, the cruise control resume function stopped working and is still out. i understand that may well be a symptom related to the leaking of brake fluid from the cds.
07/14/2010124500
 Braking distance is suddenly increased. abs and brake lights on intermittently. ford recall 09s09 was performed 7/10/10 but light and breaking issue not resolved.
09/12/2010180000
 Red (brake) light and yellow (abs) light illuminate on instrument panel while driving. in this condition, the abs does not work and hard braking results in rear wheels locking up even on dry road and partial loss of vehicle control. my mechanic says the abs module is going bad and it is a common problem with windstars. this vehicle was supposedly repaired in the 2009 cds recall. so far, lights come on about every 300 miles and are cleared (go off) once the vehicle is switched off and restarted. i think ford should replace the abs modules that are failing. also, prior to the 2009 recall, the cruise control resume function stopped working and is still out. i understand that may well be a symptom related to the leaking of brake fluid from the cds.
09/17/2010140000
 Abs brake light and emergency brake lights are coming on intermittently even after the vehicle speed control recall was taken care of. braking distance has suddenly increased in the last month coinciding with the warning lights.
09/12/2010180000
 Red (brake) light and yellow (abs) light illuminate on instrument panel while driving. in this condition, the abs does not work and hard braking results in rear wheels locking up even on dry road and partial loss of vehicle control. my mechanic says the abs module is going bad and it is a common problem with windstars. this vehicle was supposedly repaired in the 2009 cds recall. so far, lights come on about every 300 miles and are cleared (go off) once the vehicle is switched off and restarted. i think ford should replace the abs modules that are failing. also, prior to the 2009 recall, the cruise control resume function stopped working and is still out. i understand that may well be a symptom related to the leaking of brake fluid from the cds.
07/14/2010124500
 Braking distance is suddenly increased. abs and brake lights on intermittently. ford recall 09s09 was performed 7/10/10 but light and breaking issue not resolved.
06/20/2006150000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated that he noticed increased braking distance while attempting to stop or slow down. the vehicle was taken to a repair shop where the contact was informed that the brake fluid had leaked into the abs ecm (computer) which caused the failure. the contact received a recall notice for recall 09v399000 (vehicle speed control) but was told that the dealer would only replace the speed control deactivation switch and repair the abs control module connector if necessary. the vehicle had not been repaired and the contact had not spoken with the manufacturer at the time of the complaint. the current mileage was approximately 200,000. the failure mileage was approximately 150,000-bk
08/15/2010103000
 Abs brake light intermittently illuminates. apparently the ecm module needs to be replaced.
06/14/200425000
 2002 ford windstar. parking/abs warning light on dash board is constantly lit. problem started years ago, at that time it was interminent now its almost constant.
07/14/2010124500
 Braking distance is suddenly increased. abs and brake lights on intermittently. ford recall 09s09 was performed 7/10/10 but light and breaking issue not resolved.
06/20/2006150000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated that he noticed increased braking distance while attempting to stop or slow down. the vehicle was taken to a repair shop where the contact was informed that the brake fluid had leaked into the abs ecm (computer) which caused the failure. the contact received a recall notice for recall 09v399000 (vehicle speed control) but was told that the dealer would only replace the speed control deactivation switch and repair the abs control module connector if necessary. the vehicle had not been repaired and the contact had not spoken with the manufacturer at the time of the complaint. the current mileage was approximately 200,000. the failure mileage was approximately 150,000-bk
08/15/2010103000
 Abs brake light intermittently illuminates. apparently the ecm module needs to be replaced.
06/14/200425000
 2002 ford windstar. parking/abs warning light on dash board is constantly lit. problem started years ago, at that time it was interminent now its almost constant.
06/20/2006150000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated that he noticed increased braking distance while attempting to stop or slow down. the vehicle was taken to a repair shop where the contact was informed that the brake fluid had leaked into the abs ecm (computer) which caused the failure. the contact received a recall notice for recall 09v399000 (vehicle speed control) but was told that the dealer would only replace the speed control deactivation switch and repair the abs control module connector if necessary. the vehicle had not been repaired and the contact had not spoken with the manufacturer at the time of the complaint. the current mileage was approximately 200,000. the failure mileage was approximately 150,000-bk
08/15/2010103000
 Abs brake light intermittently illuminates. apparently the ecm module needs to be replaced.
06/14/200425000
 2002 ford windstar. parking/abs warning light on dash board is constantly lit. problem started years ago, at that time it was interminent now its almost constant.
08/15/2010103000
 Abs brake light intermittently illuminates. apparently the ecm module needs to be replaced.
06/14/200425000
 2002 ford windstar. parking/abs warning light on dash board is constantly lit. problem started years ago, at that time it was interminent now its almost constant.
09/05/2010120000
 The anti lock brake light and the regular brake light come on together when the vehicle is driven in the summer heat, this is intermittant and happening more frequently. because of this my braking distance has increased when the light is on and the vehicle will not brake as designed by ford which could lead to an accident.
08/01/200972036
 My 2002 ford windstar 's abs & brake light illuminates all the time. sometimes i hit a bump in the road and the light will go out for a time and return again with another bump or just comes on in about 20 to 30 minutes. i live in nc and i don't see my state on the recall list. i see others have the same complaint. the dealership says the cost is $1000 to repair. it should be free. he says a sensor in the rear axle or fracture imaybe the problem. if this is the problem it could cause an increase of a crash. the wheels are prevented from locking
09/05/2010120000
 The anti lock brake light and the regular brake light come on together when the vehicle is driven in the summer heat, this is intermittant and happening more frequently. because of this my braking distance has increased when the light is on and the vehicle will not brake as designed by ford which could lead to an accident.
08/01/200972036
 My 2002 ford windstar 's abs & brake light illuminates all the time. sometimes i hit a bump in the road and the light will go out for a time and return again with another bump or just comes on in about 20 to 30 minutes. i live in nc and i don't see my state on the recall list. i see others have the same complaint. the dealership says the cost is $1000 to repair. it should be free. he says a sensor in the rear axle or fracture imaybe the problem. if this is the problem it could cause an increase of a crash. the wheels are prevented from locking
09/05/2010120000
 The anti lock brake light and the regular brake light come on together when the vehicle is driven in the summer heat, this is intermittant and happening more frequently. because of this my braking distance has increased when the light is on and the vehicle will not brake as designed by ford which could lead to an accident.
08/01/200972036
 My 2002 ford windstar 's abs & brake light illuminates all the time. sometimes i hit a bump in the road and the light will go out for a time and return again with another bump or just comes on in about 20 to 30 minutes. i live in nc and i don't see my state on the recall list. i see others have the same complaint. the dealership says the cost is $1000 to repair. it should be free. he says a sensor in the rear axle or fracture imaybe the problem. if this is the problem it could cause an increase of a crash. the wheels are prevented from locking
08/15/2010
 Extended braking distance and abs system failure indication. when warm and without warning abs failure warning indication is activated sometimes with a increase in braking distance. dealer has not been able to pinpoint a cause. warning will always clear when the car is turned off and restarted and sometimes during normal driving. this is on a 2002 ford windstar limited with traction control
09/05/2010120000
 The anti lock brake light and the regular brake light come on together when the vehicle is driven in the summer heat, this is intermittant and happening more frequently. because of this my braking distance has increased when the light is on and the vehicle will not brake as designed by ford which could lead to an accident.
08/01/200972036
 My 2002 ford windstar 's abs & brake light illuminates all the time. sometimes i hit a bump in the road and the light will go out for a time and return again with another bump or just comes on in about 20 to 30 minutes. i live in nc and i don't see my state on the recall list. i see others have the same complaint. the dealership says the cost is $1000 to repair. it should be free. he says a sensor in the rear axle or fracture imaybe the problem. if this is the problem it could cause an increase of a crash. the wheels are prevented from locking
08/15/2010
 Extended braking distance and abs system failure indication. when warm and without warning abs failure warning indication is activated sometimes with a increase in braking distance. dealer has not been able to pinpoint a cause. warning will always clear when the car is turned off and restarted and sometimes during normal driving. this is on a 2002 ford windstar limited with traction control
12/15/2009
 Braking distance suddenly increased. abs & brake light stays on. was advised by a ford service shop that the abs module was bad. they also said that they have seen this happen before. they tried to get ford to cover it, but they would not.
08/01/200972036
 My 2002 ford windstar 's abs & brake light illuminates all the time. sometimes i hit a bump in the road and the light will go out for a time and return again with another bump or just comes on in about 20 to 30 minutes. i live in nc and i don't see my state on the recall list. i see others have the same complaint. the dealership says the cost is $1000 to repair. it should be free. he says a sensor in the rear axle or fracture imaybe the problem. if this is the problem it could cause an increase of a crash. the wheels are prevented from locking
08/15/2010
 Extended braking distance and abs system failure indication. when warm and without warning abs failure warning indication is activated sometimes with a increase in braking distance. dealer has not been able to pinpoint a cause. warning will always clear when the car is turned off and restarted and sometimes during normal driving. this is on a 2002 ford windstar limited with traction control
12/15/2009
 Braking distance suddenly increased. abs & brake light stays on. was advised by a ford service shop that the abs module was bad. they also said that they have seen this happen before. they tried to get ford to cover it, but they would not.
06/01/2010159000
 I own a ford windstar lx 2002. i had the abs light recall done and the abs and brake lights still comes on and with no obvious reason. also it feels like the braking distance has suddenly increased when the light comes on.
08/29/201056000
 I have a 2002 ford windstar mini van. at 56,xxx miles i had to replace the transmission. about 6 month after that i started experiencing a blizzard of lights on my dash indicating the following alerts for abs/brakes, trac off & check traction control. this light blizzard appears each time i drive my van for a short period of time and remains on the dash until i stop the van and restart. went to the transmission shop and they said it was not related to the tranny replacement. took the van in to ford dealership for the 2009 recall jumper and they said the abs/traction control was not related to the leaking brake cyclinder so they wouldn't fix it. a short time ago i started getting a check engine light too. tried to go thru deq but the van failed emissions test. went to a mechanic and he couldn't locate the problem but the check engine light is off so i went to deq and passed but i still an having a problem with the original light blizzard (abs/tc). i had not experienced any problems with the braking system to date but i haven't had to slam them either. next week it's off to the ford dealership since no one else can determine a problem resolution. i've searched this problem on the internet and there seems to be quite a few windstar/gm products with similar problems. it really points back to a poor quality product!
07/11/201084000
 The morning of july 11, 2010, the abs control module on our 2002 windstar suffered an internal fire due to brake fluid leaked from the bad switch, resulting in a loss of proper brake function and no readings from the speedometer, tachometer, and odometer (as well as multiple warning lights). this occurred several weeks after having had the brake pressure deactivation switch recall performed (nhtsa campaign id 09v399000, action number ea08021). the local ford dealership which had performed the initial recall work refused to repair or replace the module under the recall or as a warranty claim, stating that it was not part of the recall, nor was it apparently damaged at the time of the brake switch repair. i subsequently removed, opened and examined the control module (8/28/2010), and found blackened brake fluid present inside the module at the connector pins. i also found evidence of significant burning around the pins at the connections to the printed circuit board. this evidence included the blackened fluid, severe discoloration, and lifted traces, all of which are clearly apparent in photos of the module interior. luckily, it appears that an internal trace burned through and interrupted the fault current prior to the failure becoming a runaway fire event. at this time the vehicle has not been repaired, and is sitting idle. i have kept the failed control module for examination as necessary.
12/15/2009
 Braking distance suddenly increased. abs & brake light stays on. was advised by a ford service shop that the abs module was bad. they also said that they have seen this happen before. they tried to get ford to cover it, but they would not.
06/01/2010159000
 I own a ford windstar lx 2002. i had the abs light recall done and the abs and brake lights still comes on and with no obvious reason. also it feels like the braking distance has suddenly increased when the light comes on.
08/29/201056000
 I have a 2002 ford windstar mini van. at 56,xxx miles i had to replace the transmission. about 6 month after that i started experiencing a blizzard of lights on my dash indicating the following alerts for abs/brakes, trac off & check traction control. this light blizzard appears each time i drive my van for a short period of time and remains on the dash until i stop the van and restart. went to the transmission shop and they said it was not related to the tranny replacement. took the van in to ford dealership for the 2009 recall jumper and they said the abs/traction control was not related to the leaking brake cyclinder so they wouldn't fix it. a short time ago i started getting a check engine light too. tried to go thru deq but the van failed emissions test. went to a mechanic and he couldn't locate the problem but the check engine light is off so i went to deq and passed but i still an having a problem with the original light blizzard (abs/tc). i had not experienced any problems with the braking system to date but i haven't had to slam them either. next week it's off to the ford dealership since no one else can determine a problem resolution. i've searched this problem on the internet and there seems to be quite a few windstar/gm products with similar problems. it really points back to a poor quality product!
07/11/201084000
 The morning of july 11, 2010, the abs control module on our 2002 windstar suffered an internal fire due to brake fluid leaked from the bad switch, resulting in a loss of proper brake function and no readings from the speedometer, tachometer, and odometer (as well as multiple warning lights). this occurred several weeks after having had the brake pressure deactivation switch recall performed (nhtsa campaign id 09v399000, action number ea08021). the local ford dealership which had performed the initial recall work refused to repair or replace the module under the recall or as a warranty claim, stating that it was not part of the recall, nor was it apparently damaged at the time of the brake switch repair. i subsequently removed, opened and examined the control module (8/28/2010), and found blackened brake fluid present inside the module at the connector pins. i also found evidence of significant burning around the pins at the connections to the printed circuit board. this evidence included the blackened fluid, severe discoloration, and lifted traces, all of which are clearly apparent in photos of the module interior. luckily, it appears that an internal trace burned through and interrupted the fault current prior to the failure becoming a runaway fire event. at this time the vehicle has not been repaired, and is sitting idle. i have kept the failed control module for examination as necessary.
06/01/201063000
 I own a 2002 ford windstar. in june i had a recall done on my brake system. (recall # 09509) i have a problem with the brake light and the abs warning light coming on a few minutes after i start driving. i had the brakes inspected last week when i had to take the car back to the dealer because the back axel was carcked. i complaied about the brake lights coming on but the dealer told me that he check the breakes and there was nothing wrong with them. but the to brake lights keep coming on each time i drive this car.
06/01/2010159000
 I own a ford windstar lx 2002. i had the abs light recall done and the abs and brake lights still comes on and with no obvious reason. also it feels like the braking distance has suddenly increased when the light comes on.
08/29/201056000
 I have a 2002 ford windstar mini van. at 56,xxx miles i had to replace the transmission. about 6 month after that i started experiencing a blizzard of lights on my dash indicating the following alerts for abs/brakes, trac off & check traction control. this light blizzard appears each time i drive my van for a short period of time and remains on the dash until i stop the van and restart. went to the transmission shop and they said it was not related to the tranny replacement. took the van in to ford dealership for the 2009 recall jumper and they said the abs/traction control was not related to the leaking brake cyclinder so they wouldn't fix it. a short time ago i started getting a check engine light too. tried to go thru deq but the van failed emissions test. went to a mechanic and he couldn't locate the problem but the check engine light is off so i went to deq and passed but i still an having a problem with the original light blizzard (abs/tc). i had not experienced any problems with the braking system to date but i haven't had to slam them either. next week it's off to the ford dealership since no one else can determine a problem resolution. i've searched this problem on the internet and there seems to be quite a few windstar/gm products with similar problems. it really points back to a poor quality product!
07/11/201084000
 The morning of july 11, 2010, the abs control module on our 2002 windstar suffered an internal fire due to brake fluid leaked from the bad switch, resulting in a loss of proper brake function and no readings from the speedometer, tachometer, and odometer (as well as multiple warning lights). this occurred several weeks after having had the brake pressure deactivation switch recall performed (nhtsa campaign id 09v399000, action number ea08021). the local ford dealership which had performed the initial recall work refused to repair or replace the module under the recall or as a warranty claim, stating that it was not part of the recall, nor was it apparently damaged at the time of the brake switch repair. i subsequently removed, opened and examined the control module (8/28/2010), and found blackened brake fluid present inside the module at the connector pins. i also found evidence of significant burning around the pins at the connections to the printed circuit board. this evidence included the blackened fluid, severe discoloration, and lifted traces, all of which are clearly apparent in photos of the module interior. luckily, it appears that an internal trace burned through and interrupted the fault current prior to the failure becoming a runaway fire event. at this time the vehicle has not been repaired, and is sitting idle. i have kept the failed control module for examination as necessary.
06/01/201063000
 I own a 2002 ford windstar. in june i had a recall done on my brake system. (recall # 09509) i have a problem with the brake light and the abs warning light coming on a few minutes after i start driving. i had the brakes inspected last week when i had to take the car back to the dealer because the back axel was carcked. i complaied about the brake lights coming on but the dealer told me that he check the breakes and there was nothing wrong with them. but the to brake lights keep coming on each time i drive this car.
08/04/2010140000
 Abs and brake lights come on daily, usually after a few minutes of travel. ford garage was unable to find a problem. this has been an ongoing occurrence for at least two years now. i, also, had an ongoing problem with the brakes going out at speeds under 5 mph. the brake pedal would go to the floor. i had to pump the brakes to get them to work again. the garage checked the brakes and did not find any bleeding or other problems this would happen about once every month or two and was impossible to replicate for the ford dealership. after numerous visits to the ford garage they told us they recognized there was a problem with our van and would no longer charge us the initial inspection fee since they had been unable to find the problem. the fusible link recall work was done on my van a year or more ago. the frequency and potential for injury or death should be addressed to ford and the proper recalls should be made.
08/29/201056000
 I have a 2002 ford windstar mini van. at 56,xxx miles i had to replace the transmission. about 6 month after that i started experiencing a blizzard of lights on my dash indicating the following alerts for abs/brakes, trac off & check traction control. this light blizzard appears each time i drive my van for a short period of time and remains on the dash until i stop the van and restart. went to the transmission shop and they said it was not related to the tranny replacement. took the van in to ford dealership for the 2009 recall jumper and they said the abs/traction control was not related to the leaking brake cyclinder so they wouldn't fix it. a short time ago i started getting a check engine light too. tried to go thru deq but the van failed emissions test. went to a mechanic and he couldn't locate the problem but the check engine light is off so i went to deq and passed but i still an having a problem with the original light blizzard (abs/tc). i had not experienced any problems with the braking system to date but i haven't had to slam them either. next week it's off to the ford dealership since no one else can determine a problem resolution. i've searched this problem on the internet and there seems to be quite a few windstar/gm products with similar problems. it really points back to a poor quality product!
07/11/201084000
 The morning of july 11, 2010, the abs control module on our 2002 windstar suffered an internal fire due to brake fluid leaked from the bad switch, resulting in a loss of proper brake function and no readings from the speedometer, tachometer, and odometer (as well as multiple warning lights). this occurred several weeks after having had the brake pressure deactivation switch recall performed (nhtsa campaign id 09v399000, action number ea08021). the local ford dealership which had performed the initial recall work refused to repair or replace the module under the recall or as a warranty claim, stating that it was not part of the recall, nor was it apparently damaged at the time of the brake switch repair. i subsequently removed, opened and examined the control module (8/28/2010), and found blackened brake fluid present inside the module at the connector pins. i also found evidence of significant burning around the pins at the connections to the printed circuit board. this evidence included the blackened fluid, severe discoloration, and lifted traces, all of which are clearly apparent in photos of the module interior. luckily, it appears that an internal trace burned through and interrupted the fault current prior to the failure becoming a runaway fire event. at this time the vehicle has not been repaired, and is sitting idle. i have kept the failed control module for examination as necessary.
06/01/201063000
 I own a 2002 ford windstar. in june i had a recall done on my brake system. (recall # 09509) i have a problem with the brake light and the abs warning light coming on a few minutes after i start driving. i had the brakes inspected last week when i had to take the car back to the dealer because the back axel was carcked. i complaied about the brake lights coming on but the dealer told me that he check the breakes and there was nothing wrong with them. but the to brake lights keep coming on each time i drive this car.
08/04/2010140000
 Abs and brake lights come on daily, usually after a few minutes of travel. ford garage was unable to find a problem. this has been an ongoing occurrence for at least two years now. i, also, had an ongoing problem with the brakes going out at speeds under 5 mph. the brake pedal would go to the floor. i had to pump the brakes to get them to work again. the garage checked the brakes and did not find any bleeding or other problems this would happen about once every month or two and was impossible to replicate for the ford dealership. after numerous visits to the ford garage they told us they recognized there was a problem with our van and would no longer charge us the initial inspection fee since they had been unable to find the problem. the fusible link recall work was done on my van a year or more ago. the frequency and potential for injury or death should be addressed to ford and the proper recalls should be made.
05/01/201074000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. while driving 25 mph the vehicle brake and abs light illuminated on the dashboard. she stated she pulled over to the side of the road. she stated she called the dealer and advised them of the failure and they suggested she check the brake fluids and asked if she had stopped suddenly. she restarted the vehicle and the vehicle drove as normal. the vehicle was purchased used in 2010. the contact stated the failure was intermittent at first but now it's more constant. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic and he advised her it could be the computer or something else that she could not remember. the vehicle has not been repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 74,000 and the current mileage was 76,807. vwb
08/29/201056000
 I have a 2002 ford windstar mini van. at 56,xxx miles i had to replace the transmission. about 6 month after that i started experiencing a blizzard of lights on my dash indicating the following alerts for abs/brakes, trac off & check traction control. this light blizzard appears each time i drive my van for a short period of time and remains on the dash until i stop the van and restart. went to the transmission shop and they said it was not related to the tranny replacement. took the van in to ford dealership for the 2009 recall jumper and they said the abs/traction control was not related to the leaking brake cyclinder so they wouldn't fix it. a short time ago i started getting a check engine light too. tried to go thru deq but the van failed emissions test. went to a mechanic and he couldn't locate the problem but the check engine light is off so i went to deq and passed but i still an having a problem with the original light blizzard (abs/tc). i had not experienced any problems with the braking system to date but i haven't had to slam them either. next week it's off to the ford dealership since no one else can determine a problem resolution. i've searched this problem on the internet and there seems to be quite a few windstar/gm products with similar problems. it really points back to a poor quality product!
07/11/201084000
 The morning of july 11, 2010, the abs control module on our 2002 windstar suffered an internal fire due to brake fluid leaked from the bad switch, resulting in a loss of proper brake function and no readings from the speedometer, tachometer, and odometer (as well as multiple warning lights). this occurred several weeks after having had the brake pressure deactivation switch recall performed (nhtsa campaign id 09v399000, action number ea08021). the local ford dealership which had performed the initial recall work refused to repair or replace the module under the recall or as a warranty claim, stating that it was not part of the recall, nor was it apparently damaged at the time of the brake switch repair. i subsequently removed, opened and examined the control module (8/28/2010), and found blackened brake fluid present inside the module at the connector pins. i also found evidence of significant burning around the pins at the connections to the printed circuit board. this evidence included the blackened fluid, severe discoloration, and lifted traces, all of which are clearly apparent in photos of the module interior. luckily, it appears that an internal trace burned through and interrupted the fault current prior to the failure becoming a runaway fire event. at this time the vehicle has not been repaired, and is sitting idle. i have kept the failed control module for examination as necessary.
06/01/201063000
 I own a 2002 ford windstar. in june i had a recall done on my brake system. (recall # 09509) i have a problem with the brake light and the abs warning light coming on a few minutes after i start driving. i had the brakes inspected last week when i had to take the car back to the dealer because the back axel was carcked. i complaied about the brake lights coming on but the dealer told me that he check the breakes and there was nothing wrong with them. but the to brake lights keep coming on each time i drive this car.
08/04/2010140000
 Abs and brake lights come on daily, usually after a few minutes of travel. ford garage was unable to find a problem. this has been an ongoing occurrence for at least two years now. i, also, had an ongoing problem with the brakes going out at speeds under 5 mph. the brake pedal would go to the floor. i had to pump the brakes to get them to work again. the garage checked the brakes and did not find any bleeding or other problems this would happen about once every month or two and was impossible to replicate for the ford dealership. after numerous visits to the ford garage they told us they recognized there was a problem with our van and would no longer charge us the initial inspection fee since they had been unable to find the problem. the fusible link recall work was done on my van a year or more ago. the frequency and potential for injury or death should be addressed to ford and the proper recalls should be made.
05/01/201074000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. while driving 25 mph the vehicle brake and abs light illuminated on the dashboard. she stated she pulled over to the side of the road. she stated she called the dealer and advised them of the failure and they suggested she check the brake fluids and asked if she had stopped suddenly. she restarted the vehicle and the vehicle drove as normal. the vehicle was purchased used in 2010. the contact stated the failure was intermittent at first but now it's more constant. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic and he advised her it could be the computer or something else that she could not remember. the vehicle has not been repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 74,000 and the current mileage was 76,807. vwb
05/05/201070000
 Braking distance suddenly increased.
08/18/201059600
 Re; recall 09s09, ford dealer carry out this recall on ford windstar 2002, change the deactivation switch and wire harness. however ,when start the engine the abs & brake light goes off as normal, after driving on the highway for a while,i will say when things got heated/hot these two lights comes on back,( abs & brake light) if i stop and started the engine up ,these two light goes out, after driving for a few miles again the abs& brake light comes on back ,and on and on like this. this is causing my breaking distance to suddenly increase. this matter need urgent attention so the problem can be corrected by ford or futher recall is needed. ( e.g electronic control moduel problem) etc. thank you.
05/01/201074000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. while driving 25 mph the vehicle brake and abs light illuminated on the dashboard. she stated she pulled over to the side of the road. she stated she called the dealer and advised them of the failure and they suggested she check the brake fluids and asked if she had stopped suddenly. she restarted the vehicle and the vehicle drove as normal. the vehicle was purchased used in 2010. the contact stated the failure was intermittent at first but now it's more constant. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic and he advised her it could be the computer or something else that she could not remember. the vehicle has not been repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 74,000 and the current mileage was 76,807. vwb
05/05/201070000
 Braking distance suddenly increased.
08/18/201059600
 Re; recall 09s09, ford dealer carry out this recall on ford windstar 2002, change the deactivation switch and wire harness. however ,when start the engine the abs & brake light goes off as normal, after driving on the highway for a while,i will say when things got heated/hot these two lights comes on back,( abs & brake light) if i stop and started the engine up ,these two light goes out, after driving for a few miles again the abs& brake light comes on back ,and on and on like this. this is causing my breaking distance to suddenly increase. this matter need urgent attention so the problem can be corrected by ford or futher recall is needed. ( e.g electronic control moduel problem) etc. thank you.
05/01/201074000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. while driving 25 mph the vehicle brake and abs light illuminated on the dashboard. she stated she pulled over to the side of the road. she stated she called the dealer and advised them of the failure and they suggested she check the brake fluids and asked if she had stopped suddenly. she restarted the vehicle and the vehicle drove as normal. the vehicle was purchased used in 2010. the contact stated the failure was intermittent at first but now it's more constant. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic and he advised her it could be the computer or something else that she could not remember. the vehicle has not been repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 74,000 and the current mileage was 76,807. vwb
05/05/201070000
 Braking distance suddenly increased.
08/18/201059600
 Re; recall 09s09, ford dealer carry out this recall on ford windstar 2002, change the deactivation switch and wire harness. however ,when start the engine the abs & brake light goes off as normal, after driving on the highway for a while,i will say when things got heated/hot these two lights comes on back,( abs & brake light) if i stop and started the engine up ,these two light goes out, after driving for a few miles again the abs& brake light comes on back ,and on and on like this. this is causing my breaking distance to suddenly increase. this matter need urgent attention so the problem can be corrected by ford or futher recall is needed. ( e.g electronic control moduel problem) etc. thank you.
05/05/201070000
 Braking distance suddenly increased.
08/18/201059600
 Re; recall 09s09, ford dealer carry out this recall on ford windstar 2002, change the deactivation switch and wire harness. however ,when start the engine the abs & brake light goes off as normal, after driving on the highway for a while,i will say when things got heated/hot these two lights comes on back,( abs & brake light) if i stop and started the engine up ,these two light goes out, after driving for a few miles again the abs& brake light comes on back ,and on and on like this. this is causing my breaking distance to suddenly increase. this matter need urgent attention so the problem can be corrected by ford or futher recall is needed. ( e.g electronic control moduel problem) etc. thank you.
08/18/201059600
 Re; recall 09s09, ford dealer carry out this recall on ford windstar 2002, change the deactivation switch and wire harness. however ,when start the engine the abs & brake light goes off as normal, after driving on the highway for a while,i will say when things got heated/hot these two lights comes on back,( abs & brake light) if i stop and started the engine up ,these two light goes out, after driving for a few miles again the abs& brake light comes on back ,and on and on like this. this is causing my breaking distance to suddenly increase. this matter need urgent attention so the problem can be corrected by ford or futher recall is needed. ( e.g electronic control moduel problem) etc. thank you.
04/03/2010125000
 After having a cruise control safety recall done on our 2002 ford windstar, the abs light comes on and stays on most of the time now! i am assuming the abs system is not working and we might have a saftey issue when it comes to emergency braking situations.
06/23/2010109770
 I have a 2002 ford windstar minivan. i took the van to the local dealership to have my traction control checked because the lights(abs,brakes,trac off) on the dash come on and stay on. this vehicle does not have any current recall orders and the dealership confirmed that. i had them check my van to find out why the lights are staying on. this is what i was told, they said that my hydraulic control unit (hcu)is leaking fluid onto my ecu (abs control module computer) shorting the system out. they told me the way to fix this problem is to replace the ecu(abs control module computer) which cost $2000. how is replacing the computer going to fix the leak? according to records the recall 09s09 (scds) was repaired on this vehicle. this concerns me because their is still fluid(brake) leaking onto a electronic componet which poses as a fire hazard. according to complaints i have read this is a common concern for many other windstar owners. the abs issues are directly related to the leaking scds(recall 09s09). i am going to personally check the leak to verify the proximity of the location of the leak to the scds. i feel this may be a issue ford has to address. please note i have sent a memo to them first, and i hope to receive a response. i will not hold my breath though.
06/15/2010122000
 Brake light (red) and abs brake lights (yellow) stay on. i went to replace fuse #10 and it keeps blowing out. speedometer and odomoter do not function. cruise control does not work. a/c does not work. the o/d light flashes after about 30 seconds after the vehicle starts and continues to blink until the vehicle is shut off. i took it into a ford dealership today to have them perform the 09s09h recall and it did not change anything. all issues seem to be associated with this 'leaker' scds that was replaced, but that caused further damage to the abs ecm unit causing it to fail.
03/18/2010
 Breaking distance suddenly increased ( abs break light stays on )
04/23/2010103500
 Abs and traction control failed - lights on on dash and check trac ctrl on dash readout. this caused accident under adverse conditions.
03/07/20101650001
 We own a 2002 ford windstar and participated in the recent recall for the speed control. about a month after the recall fix, our brake lights (including abs) came on. when we took it to our mechanic, he said the abs control module is damaged and needs to be replaced. after doing some research on the web, it appears this is a well know issue (abs ecm failure - abs brake light). we don't have the money to fix this issue, and would like the ford dealer to submit a recall. thank you *tr
02/10/2010108000
 Brakin distance suddenly increased.abs and brake light has been coming on after a short time and staying on after the car is driven for a while. vehicle locked up the brakes while driving, dealer states that the ecu needs to be replaced-related to the ford recall 09s09
04/09/2010122234
 2002 ford windstar had the recall 09s09 done today the abs and brake light still keep coming on and loosing brake fluid
03/28/201094000
 2002 windstar abs/brake lights come on then suddenly braking distance increases. was told by dealer it is an ongoing issue with this model that abs modules overheat and fail. very dangerous!!!
11/15/2009720001
 My 2002 windstar has the brake and abs light issue. i brought it into my ford dealer to have the recall done october 30th. a few weeks after my brake light started coming on again. everytime i use my brakes the light will come on and then shut off....great job ford..i guess your quick fix didn't work! *tr
11/26/2009720001
 I just had the recall repaired on my 2002 ford windstar. the next day after the recall was performed while driving it the abs and brake lights came back on. *tr
03/01/2007750001
 I would like to file a report a problem that is currently being reported by ford windstar owners. i own a ford windstar that has the abs and brake light issue. the problem occurs intermittently, and is not consistent. i have taken my car to the dealership in the past, and all the dealership seems to be doing is guessing as to what is broken, and the problem has not been fixed. the repair estimate is close to $1000. i am getting the error codes c1185, c1198, c1194, c1254, c1246, c1250, c1242, c1214, c1210, u1261. the problem should be repaired at no charge to the customer. i am sure ford engineers know how to correct the problem and that it is a design flaw that shld be a safety recall. *tr
11/01/2009935001
 Bought this van used. almost immediately, the abs and brake light would come on the instrument panel for no reason. the vehicle still operates normally. after turning off and restarting, the lights go off. they may not come on again for days. it seems to happen more in warmer weather. *tr
07/18/2009690001
 Brake and abs lights come on in hot weather. *tr
05/15/2007600001
 Problem - abs ecm failure - abs brake light. the abs brake system does not function. the abs light comes on and off when it heats up. the electrical connection is faulty. *tr
05/01/20091
 I have a 2002 windstar. for over a year the abs and parking brake light come on and stay on especially when it is warm outside. the dealership wants over $1000 to replace the abs module even though this is a well documented problem with this make and model and there are documented cases of fires associated with this problem. *tr
09/16/20091
 Hi, i have had a few problems for a long period of time, but recently i have been noticing even more problems. the following problems include, loss of brake fluid (problem # 1)brake light (red) (problem # 1 or problem # 2)fire or smoke coming from under the van abs ecm area while off. (problem # 1)speedometer and odometer stop working. (problem # 1)cruise control will not activate or deactivates without warning. (problem # 1)abs brake light (yellow) (problem # 2 or problem # 1)brakes turn on squeal without warning. (problem # 2). each of these problems have a occurred at least once, many more than once. my brake light goes on about every day as does the abs brake. so far nothing has been replaced because there are so many things to replace i don't know what to do. please recall this van for it is a huge safety hazard and i do not want to be behind the wheel when something bad happens. please help me. *tr
03/31/2005859881
 Hello. i would like to file a report a problem that is currently being reported by ford windstar owners. i own a ford windstar that has the abs and brake light issue. the problem occurs intermittently, and is not consistent. i have taken my car to the dealership in the past, and all the dealership seems to be doing is guessing as to what is broken, and the problem has not been fixed. the exact description of the problem is found here: http://www.fordwindstarrecall.info/ i am getting the error codes c1185, c1198, c1194, c1254, c1246, c1250, c1242, c1214, c1210, u1261. they replaced and reprogrammed the abs module, on mar 31, 2005, but the problem is still present. i took it back numerous times, only to be told some stupid thing. i am concerned that this is a hazard/life threatening issue, and i would like the ford motor to take the time, think this problem out, and solve the problem, and not just guess at the solution. there are other people logging complaints about this, and when i took my vehicle in a year ago for an oil change, i had them check my vin # for any recalls, and i was told that my vehicle did not fall under some of the current ones with identical problems. if this is the type of quality they give to their customers, then my next purchase, i can tell you this, will not be a ford product. *tr
09/19/2009713211
 Abs failure windstar 2002 code c1185. it seems to be a common problem that ford is not doing anything about. i took my van to a dealer im having the abs module replace. *tr
06/10/20091100001
 From time to time, the abs light will come on and stay on, would shut off vehicle, wait a few seconds, and restart it in order to turn off light, sometimes would go out itself while driving. *tr
08/24/2009902451
 This is an update to odi number 10278659. the cruise control actuator switch was identified as leaking brake fluid by my independant auto repair shop. they replaced the cruise control actuator switch part number yf1z 9c888 ab at a cost of $34.56 for parts and $22.50 for labor. they also replaced the wiring harness that connects to the switch. after this was done, the cruise control started to work consistently again. the abs light and brake warning light still come on intermittently. sometimes i have noticed they go on after i hit a bump. once they go on, they remain on for the duration of the journey (until the car is turned off). *tr
07/01/2008500001
 Hit a bump in the road and traction light, abs light and brakes lights come on. the lights stay on until i turn the car off. it only happens when i hit a bump a certain way so the lights are not on all the time. i've taken it to a few garages and was told that nothing is wrong with my brakes. if nothing is wrong why do the lights comes on. no one knows. *tr
09/11/2002862001
 This morning on my way to drop off my son at school my 2002 ford windstar moved into oncoming traffic as i was stopped at a stop sign. i had the brake pedal down and the van suddenly starting moving forward. by the time i pressed as hard as i could on the brake pedal the van stopped about 10 feet into the oncoming lane of traffic. the dash brake light came. i was able to make it to a local shop where i was told the brakes were fine. i nearly was hit by oncoming traffic and had 3 small children in the van. *tr
12/19/2008850001
 Abs and brake light come illuminate on a daily basis. first noticed after hitting a bump on the highway about a year ago... since then the light will come and go off at will. occasionally there may be a sluggish feeling when in drive. i had it inspected but no one can tell me anything. *tr
06/01/2009890001
 2002 ford windstar - after driving for some time, traction control, abs, and brake lights on dash illuminate, along with an audible alarm. lights go off if car is turned off and on again, only to return later unpredictably. analysis to date indicates either and ecm/ecu or abs control module failure.*tr
08/16/20091070001
 I own a 2002 ford windstar. for the last year the abs light (yellow) and the brake warning light (red) has intermittently been lighting up on the instrument panel. on aug 16, 2009, i noticed fluid leaking from under the van. i found the leak coming from the brake pressure differential deactivation switch under the master cylinder. as i searched the internet for a replacement part, i found that this has been a recurring issue for the 2002 windstar, which as i assume you have been informed, has been the root cause of some fires with the windstar. is there or will there be a recall for this issue? at this time i feel the vehicle is unsafe and i am very uncomfortable driving it. *tr
08/20/20091120001
 Ford 2002 windstar. in may 2009 the abs and brakes warning likes came on twice over the course of a couple of days. took the van to our shop, but the lights had gone out. the shop thought it might just be a light problem. lights remained out until august 2009. both cam one intermittently. took the van to the shop and this time it was determined that the abs control module is bad. over the past week i have researched the problem and found it to be a potential future recall issues pending nhtsa finding.*tr
08/27/2009141000
 2002 ford windstar leaking brake fluid under master cylinder. *tr
12/17/200871000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated that she noticed that the abs and service brake warning lights consistently illuminated on the instrument control panel. additionally her vehicle spontaneously loses brake fluid. if the brakes fail while driving, her increase for vehicle crash and safety hazard are increased . she is in the process of having the vehicle inspected to determine the cause of the failure. the failure and current mileages were 71,000.
07/28/2009840001
 Abs, traction, and brake light comes on. *tr
08/05/2002755501
 For the past year the abs and brake lights have intermittently illuminated on the dashboard of my 2002 ford windstar. about 1 week ago they came on and have remained illuminated when i start my van. i took my vehicle to the local ford dealer and was quoted $700.00 to fix the abs sensor module, but was told by the service rep that i'd still have normal (not abs) brake function without the module repair. here are the diagnostic codes: c1185, c1194, c1198, c1210, c1214, c1242, c1246, c1250 and c1254. it was also noted that the van's brake fluid is low and a wheel cylinder may be leaking. i also note a very discernible squeaking sound when braking---this has been ongoing for quite a while. *tr
10/15/2008800001
 Ford windstar 2002. cruise control only engages intermittently. when cruise control is on, it will dis-engage abruptly for no reason. yellow abs dash light and red brake warning dash light go on intermittently (simultaneously). after they go on, they stay on until the car is turned off. the abs system appears to still work correctly even when the yellow abs light is on and the red brake light is on (although there is no way for the driver to tell if the abs system and brake system are working correctly or not when the warning lights are on). my local ford dealership diagnosed that the ecm control module needs to be replaced. this is an expensive electronic component with no moving parts, and there is no reason that this board should be failing. this is a common problem with 2002 ford windstar models. i believe ford should be required to offer free diagnosis and repair for any problems related to ecm control modules for this model year. i first noticed the problem around october 2008 as the weather turned colder. this is consistent with a theory that the ecm board is sensitive to temperature changes, which affects the correct working of the cruise control and abs systems. the cruise control mostly did not work during the winter 2008-2009. as warmer temperatures arrived in spring 2009, the cruise control started to work intermittently again. sometimes it engages correctly, sometimes i push the set button repeatedly and finally it engages, sometimes i push the set button repeatedly and it will not engage. when it is engaged, it will dis-engage abruptly for no reason. i suspect sometimes it dis-engages because the car hit a bump in the road - but frequently it dis-engages with no bump in the road. having the cruise control dis-engage abruptly for no reason is a safety issue and could easily result in an accident. having the abs system not work correctly (due to the ecm module) is a safety issue and could easily result in an accident. *tr
04/15/20051
 I have been having problems with my 2002 ford windstar van for about three years or so. my brake light and abs light stays on, i have leaking brake fluid, and my brakes squeaked sometimes. i also on two occasions had my odometer reading go out and because of this i was not able to keep track of my mph or my mileage. about three years ago i went to ford about my brake problem and was told i needed new brakes i got those brakes and after that i still experienced brake/ abs problems. i am a divorce mom of four and our lives are important and i need my van to get around. so, please look into this matter for our safety, as well as, for the safety of other families. thank you *tr
07/24/20091400001
 Both the yellow and red brake light comes on. bad anti-lock brake control unit. *tr
07/02/2009600001
 2002 ford windstar yellow abs light on with red brake light intermittently, started last week. checked with all brakes with no problem. both brake and abs work just fine. *tr
04/01/2009900001
 Abs yellow and red brakes lights come on. just adding my complaint to the list. spent $400 to replace front axle they thought was the problem but is not. happened at around 90,000 miles. *tr
07/09/2009835241
 Abs and brake lights keep coming on. cruise control not working. speedometer, odometer and airconditioning have also stopped working. due to short in the cruise control disable switch aka brake pressure differential deactivation switch located under the master cylinder caused from brake fluid leaking onto it. this in turn blew the #10 fuse. this switch is covered with brake fluid and could start a fire at any time. i have stopped driving it until i can replace the switch and clean off the brake fluid. *tr
07/07/2009870001
 Abs and brake light on intermittently. took to dealership and told that the following codes were showing up: c1185, c1242, c1198, c1254, c1250. they replaced the ba control at a cost of $981.21. *tr
04/25/20071020001
 2002 ford windstar yellow abs light on with red brake light. *tr
06/23/2009850001
 This happened to my 2002 ford windstar minivan. i pulled in my drive way and my car was pouring dark gray smoke. i turned off the car and popped the hood. the smoke began to dissipate and i discovered the source of the smoke was coming from a plug underneath the master cylinder for the brakes. it continued to smoke for about an hour then it stopped. when i tried to start the car again the odometer was blank, the speedometer would not register and all the brake lights (on the dash warning lights) were on. it is at the shop, they say fuses are also blown and i am already $180.00 into the repair, but if the abs computer does not go back on i will have to take it to the dealership!!!! *tr
05/13/20091200001
 Brake pressure differential deactivation switch leaking fluid and causing complete failure of breaking system. *tr
07/01/2008900001
 2002 ford windstar brake pressure differential deactivation switch developed a leak resulting in significant brake fluid loss and deactivation of cruise control functionality. *tr
06/22/20091020001
 I have a persistent problem with the red brake light and the abs light illuminating on the dashboard of my 2002 ford windstar. through on line research i have discovered that the issue is leaking brake fluid that can cause a fire. i do not understand why ford has not recalled the vehicles to repair the problem. i confirmed with ford today that there is no such recall. i am having the problem repaired tomorrow and would like to see the nhtsa take action against ford on this issue. *tr
01/01/20091
 I own a 2002 ford windstar that continues to have issues with the brake and abs lights lighting on my dash. this issue does not seem to affect stopping and is not constant but is intermittent. not trouble codes are registered in the on board computer. *tr
03/01/2009570001
 The abs, brake, and trac active lights come on intermittently. they don't come on during some trips, come on during some trips and stay on until the car is turned off. anytime the lights are on, the abs system does not work. evidently this is caused by an aluminum plate that when warm (during summer months or after being driven for a while) expands and interferes with the connection. *tr
03/09/2009660001
 2002 ford windstar w/abs. the amber abs warning light and red brake warning light come on simultaneously. i had the electronic hydraulic controlunit scanned for error codes and it was determined that the above reference electronic hydraulic control unit was defective. the error codes were c1185, c1233, c1235, c1236, u1262, c1446. it appears that ford intentionally built into the 2002 windstar an intentional expensive failure mechanism in which the aluminum heatsink in the above mentioned electronic hydraulic control unit stresses the cheap circuit board in the same unit causing the circuit board to fail. worse yet, ford charges approximately $1000.00 just for the new electronic hydraulic control unit. then you must pay them to download the software into the part, and then the part must be installed at a huge labor cost. these are brakes and therefore this is a very serious safety hazard. further, as i know you are aware, this is an extremely wide spread problem costing consumers thousands of dollars each for this vehicle obsolescence that was intentionally designed in by ford. it is my hope that you will force ford to recall these dangerous and faulty vehicles. *tr thank you, michael s. edwards
04/09/20091260001
 Ford windstar sel 2002 after approx 1 hr of driving, the brake and abs warning lights would illuminate and the check traction control message would flash on the information display. problem would usually resolve after being left over night. the frequency of the intermittent failure would increase as weather got warmer. eventually it would occur directly at first start in the morning. *tr
05/01/2008970001
 Brake pressure differential deactivation switch leaking causing loss of brake fluid and fluid has wicked into cruise module and abs module causing red brake light, abs light, intermittent speedometer and odometer, complete lack of cruise control, loss of abs function. replaced bpdds, cruise control now sometimes functional, no other problems fixed. damage caused by leaking fluid still present. *tr
04/05/2009896801
 Intermittent fault in the abs system that causes the abs and traction control system to disengage. fault causes abs brake and trac off indicators to turn on. fault seems to happen more frequently in warmer temperatures. *tr
05/12/20091040001
 2002 ford windstar: the brake pressure differential deactivation switch (2b264) located under the master cylinder (behind the air filter) over time developed a leak that lead to a fire. the leaky switch at worst causes a fire at the point where it connects to the abs ecm module. the car was off. i was standing nearby when a big pop and a great deal of smoke started coming out from under the car. when i looked under the car, there was a small fire. i used a fire extinguisher to put the fire out. *tr
05/01/2009969001
 The brake pressure cruise deactivation switch on my 2002 windstar has leaked brake fluid down onto the wiring below the brake master cylinder. i have purchased the replacement switch from my nearest ford dealer. but now my cruise control does not work, and the horn does not work, and the abs and brake warning lights come on intermittently. *tr
06/20/2008900001
 Both the brake warning light and abs warning light come on intermittently in our 2002 ford windstar. this typically occurs during warmer weather or when the vehicle has been driven for a few hours or more. *tr
05/10/20091290001
 2002 ford windstar brake pressure deactivation switch failure. caused fuse #10 to blow due to leaking brake fluid. made odometer, speedometer, cruise control, a/c not work. disconnect abs - would rather chance slipping on ice than fire. *tr
05/02/2009900001
 Vehicle became having intermittent abs light and brake light activation while driving. this began in 2007. i had it checked and the dealer advised it was a control module problem not covered under warranty. i checked on line to get a better story, which appears to have been reported many times. over the past 2 months march/april 2009 the problem appeared to become worst. finally cruise control became intermittent and then quit. i checked brake pressure switch found fluid in and around the switch which is one of the reported problems with the windstar. the abs system and cruise control are currently inop. there are no blown fuses. *tr
04/11/20091
 Rack and pinion steering split, intake manifold had to be replaced, tire rod fixed, upper plenum replaced, abs and brake light comes on, leaks coolant, etc. etc. etc. *tr
03/26/2009643001
 Abs and brake light come on intermittently. from information found online a common problem with this model and has lead to some fires. have not taken to dealership yet. *tr
01/01/20091000001
 Brake and abs dash lights stay on most of the time when can is on. *tr
10/05/20081
 While driving on the highway during a pcs military move, the abs light and brake warning light came on. this incidence occurred in june of 2007. i took it by an automotive repair shop, and i was told that the brakes probably heated up, and it would go off at the end our trip. as of the summer of 2008, the abs warning light and brake warning light started coming on again. i took it to an automotive repair shop and was given the codes c1185 and d1262. the warning light has since then come on and off. in october of 2008, while i was on the highway, the cruise control light was flashing, the rpm meter, speedometer, and fuel meter shut down and completely failed on me. i was still able to drive, and the next day i took it to an automotive repair shop at which they performed a diagnostics test and had to replace the brake pressure switch. now while i drive, the outside brake lights stay on. just this morning, my neighbor informed me that my outside brake lights were flashing and my battery died. *tr
09/01/2008800001
 The abs and brake lights com on for no apparent reason. the reset themselves. also the cruise control stopped engaging. *tr
09/10/2007880001
 Abs light and brake light come on intermittently . no parts replaced to date. *tr
02/12/20091139271
 Abs indicator light showing. abs connector harness to abs module shorted out. was actually smoldering and melting when mechanic was performing diagnostic inspection. *tr
12/01/20071
 Http://www.fordwindstarrecall.info/ the info at this web site listed above describes the problems perfectly. i have had continued multiple problems exactly as stated at the web-site. the abs light intermittently comes on and the brake squeal. i thought i was just unlucky until i found the web-site. *tr
01/20/20091030001
 Red brake light went on in my 2002 ford windstar. merchants tire checked and indicated that the cruise control switch to the master cylinder has been leaking brake fluid. *tr
01/08/2009860001
 2002 ford windstar abs and brake light on. under carriage started on fire while car parked in parking garage.*tr
10/13/2007750001
 The master cylinder was low on fluid. i kept adding fluid and found it leaking on the brake pressure diff. deactivation switch located in the front of the master cylinder. this a 2002 ford windstar van the i am referring too. *tr
11/10/2008780001
 The abs brake system has failed. the manufacturer states the control module is defective. the brake system was serviced in june, 08, with replacement of the front disc brakes and rotors. there are no leaks and the fluid level is okay. during the week of 11/10 the abs light and brake light came on. the fluid level was checked and determined to be okay. the abs light does not come on immediately with vehicle start up. the vehicle has to run for 15 minutes before the light will come on. the light comes on everytime the vehicle is driven if the length of driving is longer than 15 minutes. the failure has resulted in not having the abs system functioning. at this point there have been no repairs done to the vehicle. the ford dealer has read a code of c1185 from the computer system. my visual inspection of the control system under the vehicle does not show any visible corrosion. the vehicle has 78,000 miles. *tr
03/17/20071077001
 Upon braking the abs light and the brake light comes on (on the dash panel) and stays on until vehicle is turned off. replacement of sensor did not solve problem, ford dealer showing codes dtc 1185,1194,1198,1210,1214,1242,1246,1250,1254,1446,u1262 all related to abs module assembly. *tr
07/20/2007698421
 Vehicle is a 2002 ford windstar lx 3.8l 4 door beginning in summer 2007, abs and emergency brake warning lights are coming on intermittently; appears to happen mainly during warmer weather, or after the vehicle has been driven for a period of time. it is not known for sure if there is any mechanical problem with these brakes, but there does not appear to be any problem. local ford dealership repair center did diagnosis in aug 2007, and recommends that the abs ecu (ecm?) be replaced. no repair has been made yet. *tr
10/20/2008500001
 2002 ford windstar. brake warning and abs warning lights come on unexpectedly. they can be reset only by turning off the engine and restarting. the come on intermittently. brake fluid level is ok. sometimes they come on when hitting a bump, sometimes going up a hill, sometimes nothing but level road and at various speeds. this has been happening for at least 25,000 miles. *tr
11/02/20081
 While driving brake, abs, traction control warning lights display on...on dash. manual states while these warning lights are on abs and traction control systems are automatically disengaged. ford dealership confirmed this. there is nothing wrong with brakes. ford service told me either one or both of the following parts are malfunctioning- number 2f2z-2c219-ca-control module, and part number 1f2z-2b373-ba valve assembly........... and that it is sensing a problem when there is none and shutting down the systems which can be dangerous. they told me they are seeing this alot with these vehicles. the parts are aprox 800.00 a piece installed by ford and dealership states its getting hard to find used ones that work properly bought the van used aprox 2 weeks ago and this has occurred 3 times. service told me there is danger with these systems disengaged and there is a possibility that it could potentially alter even normal braking. the first two times it occurred the lights when off when i shut the vehicle off and turned it back on. the third time that did not work, but they were off when vehicle was restarted after sitting one day. *tr
07/25/2008630001
 My 2002 ford windstar intermittently has the brake and abs light come on and stay on. brake fluid levels are normal, cannot predict when it's going to happen. once the lights come on they stay on until you shut off the van and restart it, then they go off, sometimes for a few hours, sometimes a few days, sometimes a few weeks. i have looked extensively into this issue, found out that it is a huge problem with ford windstar and everyone has the exact same problem, and eventually it can cause a fire in some cases. *tr
09/29/2008660001
 Quick stopping and applying the brakes a little harder than normal in heavy traffic, the anti lock brake system engaged. the next time the brake was applied the pedal went right to the floor and there was little and next to no brakes. i slowly eased to the right lane where i could reach the shoulder. after having the problem looked at and repaired , i was told that this model does not bypass the anti lock brake system when it locked up and failed. i could not brake with my normal braking system. i had recently had my brakes checked and i had 50% brakes left. so i was totally surprised and frightened when i had no brakes to stop safely. i keep my car regularly checked and in good working order because i do not like surprises. i believe this is a safety hazard and should have been notified by ford. the abs light did not go on and there were no leaks of fluid. i checked and there were no recalls. *tr
10/07/2008470001
 Brake pressure differential deactivation switch (2b264) located under the master cylinder (behind the air filter) over time developed a leak. my cruise control has stopped responding, and brake fluid is leaking at an exponential rate out of the reservoir above the master cylinder. *tr
10/06/2008800001
 This is on a 2002 ford windstar. the brake pressure differential deactivation switch located under the master cylinder has developed a leak. this appears to be a know problem with the ford windstar but ford has done nothing about it. also, the abs system failed due to heat build up. again it appears that this is something that ford has known. i also noticed that ford escapes were recalled with this same problem so why not the windstars? *tr
09/24/2008996681
 Sensor on brake master cylinder is leaking on transmission electric connector, almost ran out brake fluid. *tr
09/21/20081
 Abs brake light is on. i was infromed that there may be a recall for these vehicles. 2002 ford windstar.*tr
07/26/2008870001
 2002 ford windstar brake and abs warning lights sometimes come on while driving. go off when engine stopped but may come back on during driving. no connection to speed, driving duration, or brake application. happens on freeway and city driving with or without brake use. intermittent problem for about 2 months, increasing in frequency. newer brakes. fluid good. 89,000 miles. recently discovered this is a frequent ongoing problem for windstar owners. *tr
09/15/2008850001
 2002 ford windstar van...dash brake lights and abs lights come on while driving. you turn vehicle off then on the lights go out. drive a little while, lights are back on. it occurs when it is hot outside, and when the ac is on. *tr
09/04/20081
 The abs light and brake light stays on when the engine is started. *tr
08/16/2008550001
 The brake light and abs light on the dash will turn on. the brake system has been checked and no cause can be found. it is occurring when engine is hot. after turning off engine and restarting it, the lights will stay off for approx 10 min. then turn on again. i am requesting a recall. ford motor company has been aware of this problem for some time now, and so do you. this problem has caused fires in other ford windstars. please force an instant recall. *tr
07/26/20081
 We had recently purchased this vehicle and as we drove to ft. wayne in the traction control light, abs light,and brake light all came on. now they come on every time i drive the vehicle. i was told that when this happens the antilock brakes will not work, this is a safety hazard. a ford dealership wants $825.00 to fix something that i feel should be recalled. *tr
08/19/2008762081
 Various warning lights coming on,abs , brake light , odometer reading dashes only and overdrive lights started blinking while driving. electrical diagnosis and pinpoint test by ford found that the fuse blown due to the brake pressure switch leaking fluid through the wiring harness to the speed control servo and melting the servo. two days after the repair, the abs light and brake light started coming on again. tested again by ford dealer, they said it's a faulty ecu module. *tr
07/01/2008775001
 Intermittent red brake light for a year or more. abs would still work.. then smelled something burning in garage. found wiring harness connector to abs unit burned up. vehicle battery dead. red and yellow lights on all the time. sure glad it didn't burn my house down. *tr
07/12/2008860001
 While partially parked into the garage, after driving for one hour and sitting for half of an hour, smoke was observed from under van. smoke stopped and noticed abs warning light on. brakes worked, but cruise control did not. dealer installed/ replaced: 1) brake kit/ brake pressure deactivation switch, 2) ecm control module, 3) valve asy. 4) two wiring harnesses (one was a used from a ford escape, due to the availability and cost.), 5) two fuses, 6) brake fluid and misc. shop supplies. it was at the dealer for 11 days, cost for repairs was $1831. drove it 5 miles and check engine light came on. the dealer stated this was not related to original problem. it was the dpfe sensor: $331 to repair. normally the van is garaged, luckily something was in the way of fully pulling it into the garage and the fire went away quickly. dealer stated it was a catastrophic failure and that the deactivation switch had nothing to due with the valve asy. going bad/leaking causing a fire. *tr
08/06/2008700001
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. while driving between 45-55 mph, the engine began to lose power. the contact pulled into a ford dealer and was informed that the brake cruise deactivation switch was leaking into the fuse box. the failure caused the speedometer to fail and the abs and several other lights to illuminate. recall number 05528 (deactivation switch) was referenced regarding the ford explorer. the current and failure mileages were 70,000. update 09/10/08 *cw updated 09/15/08. *jb
07/04/20081
 There are three failures on my car that have happened within the last three months. the 2002 ford windstar only has 57,000 miles. 1. intake manifold gaskets leaking: gaskets are sucking air in and not sealing properly 2. broken strut, this is the second time this has been replaced. the first time was within 10,000 miles. 3. abs control module: the control module has been diagnosed and faulty by the dealership. about a $1,200 to replace. all these things should not be happening to a car that is maintained well, garage kept, and only has 57k miles on it. *tr
06/22/2008801031
 Abs & brake lights come on at the same time periodically while driving. *tr
07/20/2008925001
 Cruise control on 2002 ford windstar started working intermittently. research online shows a defective switch on the master brake cylinder is a very common failure that causes this. this switch is used on many ford vehicles and was subject of recall due to fire hazard. for some reason the recall doesn't apply to my 2002 windstar yet, however. *tr
04/16/20071300001
 Both brake light and abs light are on during operation of the vehicle during warmer outdoor temperatures (spring, summer, and fall), and is usually off during cooler outdoor temperatures (winter). i had a ford dealership tell me that the abs control module requires replacement at a cost of about $600.00, and that the abs system is not operating when the abs light is on. i understand that this is a common problem for this vehicle and probably due to a poorly designed control module. *tr
06/30/20061
 2002 ford windstar abs (yellow) and red brake lights come on regularly for the past 2 years. this is especially true when the vehicle and outside temperature are hot. has not resulted in an accident yet, but it is my understanding that the abs system does not function when the light is on. *tr
07/18/200789000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the contact stated that the abs, brake, and traction lights would illuminate intermittently while driving at all speeds. she took the vehicle to the dealer and the diagnostic produced error codes; however, they did not think that the failures were related to those codes. the dealer did not make any repairs and the manufacturer has not been notified. the current mileage was approximately 93,000 and failure mileage was approximately 89,000.
01/01/20081
 I have a 2002 ford windstar lx. just this past january the lights have started to turn on. my abs light, engine light, brake system light. there are 12-13 codes that show up for my brakes when diagnosed on the computer. i have new brakes all around, new rotors, new drums and when i go to stop the car squeals like a bus and grinds as though i have no brake pads at all. shop says the only place i can go to get that fixed is the dealer where it will cost me about $1500 to fix. who has that kind of money laying around? my engine light goes on because of supposedly some module inside the engine. that was estimated at $350+ to get fixed. the module supposedly is the reason why when the car is diagnosed on the computer, that it shows i have two bad o2 sensors. all i can say is wow!!! these windstars are pure junk!!! *tr
05/06/2008730001
 Both the yellow abs and red brake warning lights illuminate on the instrument panel. ford dealer code scan revealed a c1185 code: power relay failure within the hcu/ecu. *tr
07/05/2008900001
 Dash brake and abs lights come on. they can be reset by turning the engine off and restarting. noticed leaking switch on bottom of master cylinder. wiring damp with brake fluid. cruise control doesn't work anymore. *tr
06/15/2008634001
 The abs, brake and traction control warning lights in my 2002 ford windstar keep coming on intermittently. brake fluid is normal and front brakes were recently replaced. warning lights seem to appear when started after the vehicle has been sitting in the sun or after driving. i have not noticed braking problems but am worried that the brakes may fail when needed. ford dealership says there is no known problem with the windstar abs system. i have read several forums where windstar owners are reporting the same problems. my vehicle has 63k miles. *tr
05/06/2008816811
 The abs traction control system intermittently fails. during an unexpected heavy stop of on warmer days the abs traction control system stops responding and the warning light stating the system has been turn off, turns on. the vehicle has to be stopped, turned off then restarted for this to go away. it also has failed under normal driving conditions without braking on hotter days. this seems to be a dangerous problem. *tr
04/14/20081300001
 Brake pressure switch leaks onto hot surfaces in engine compartment causing smoke. *tr
05/04/20071
 I own a ford windstar and i am having the abs/brake light problem and speed control problem. *tr
06/16/2008875411
 Own a 2002 ford windstar and i am having a situation where both the abs light and brake remain on while driving. i have read of problems with the brake pressure differential deactivation switch in other windstars and decided to check it out on mine after reading of engine fires occurring because of it. on mine i have found a considerable amount of brake fluid underneath the master cylinder in the engine compartment. i had my son pump the brakes while i had the wiring to the deactivation switch removed and noticed that the brake fluid was leaking as the brakes were pumped. i have decided to replace the deactivation switch before a possible fire occurs. *tr
11/22/2006900001
 Our anti-lock brakes failed on our 2002 ford windstar. a defective switch had leaked brake fluid into an engine wiring harness causing the anti-lock brake system to fail. we were told by the ford dealer that the repair would be about $1,500, we were no longer under warranty, and that the vehicle could catch on fire at any time. this included when the vehicle was not running and parked in the garage. the service writer also stated that he could not believe that ford had not recalled the windstar as the same failure of the anti-lock system on the pick-ups had been. *tr
06/01/2008123001
 Brake oil leak from cruise control pressure switch on master cylinder. fire hazard. *tr
06/08/200801
 On june 8, 2008, our 2002 windstar experienced the following: abs light went red: brake red light went on. speedometer, and tachometer stopped working. all will require repair to prevent the possibility of fire, crash or break down. *tr
10/01/2006800001
 I have a 2002 ford windstar that we purchased 2 yrs ago, ...morning after delivery battery was dead, took back to dealer and they checked it out and said should be fine. occasionally still dies and has to be charged, alternator & battery check out fine. the most dangerous problem is that the abs light is on and abs doesn't work properly. we continuously have to add brake fluid (at least once a month) and can not find any leaks on the ground. had the vehicle in for service on several occasions can not diagnose. the dealership hooked vehicle up to machine to read code and can not get any readings from system. dealership seemed to think that it could be a wiring problem or abs module. abs will occasionally go out/work but not properly, abs will kick in on dry roads not wet/snow covered. tire pressure light is illuminated and tire pressures are all correct. has been reset but comes back on after driving a few miles. occasionally it will go out on its own but then the speedometer will bounce around (if going 55 will jump to 70,80). when opening the rear tailgate hatch and closing,the dash light stays on like it is still open and dome lights will not work properly. when driving the door chime will sound and the door ajar light will go out and works properly until gate is opened again. when driving the door light and chime will come on lights stay on. the door ajar light also comes on and off intermittently when using the driver side door controls to put windows up/down you hear louder then normal clicking. also dims the lights when putting windows up/down. we can also smell what seems to be wires burning at times but can not find anything. we are at a loss of where to begin. we will not drive this vehicle any further then 50 mile radius from our home for fear of what will happen if we do. if we go further we rent a vehicle. now to the point of purchasing a cheap, reliable vehicle (not ford) and parking this one until we can pay down enough to trade in. *tr
04/29/2008985001
 2002 ford windstar with inoperable cruise control, odometer, a/c temp. control, abs light remains on and other related electrical malfunctions. vehicle is leaking brake fluid and i have no doubt i'm experiencing the same problem thousands of other windstar owners are with a contaminated brake pressure differential deactivation switch. is ford taking responsibility for this manufacturing defect and providing a fix - without charge??? *tr
09/21/2006200050012/30/2001
 Our 2002 windstar has had numerous issues. from clunking front suspension; rattling sliding doors; interior lights and locks that would come on and off by themselves. however, there are two unresolved issues and it's been to dealers numerous times, and each time, they just blow me off. the transmission shudders between the first and second shift, and does a two-step shift. when it finally does the second half of the two-step and engages, there is an audible cookoo, just like a cookoo clock. the other infuriating problem and possible danger is the brake pedal. it squeaks like an old mattress and also sticks to the floor if you have to brake while you are driving at freeway speeds. you have to use the tip of your shoe to pull the pedal back up. visit after visit after visit to 3 different dealers and they always claim there is nothing wrong. they were playing beat the clock with the warranty and now that's gone, and they are still doing it with the extended warranty. infuriating. nobody cares and nobody will help. *nm
08/11/2003300002508/08/2003
 The brake light is on. dealer can't find any defects with the brakes or why the light stay on.*ak since purchased vehicle on at least 25-30 occasions the brake light on the dash will remain on when starting car and going in reverse to back out of driveway/garage. when hand brake not engaged light stays on. squeal is heard from rear often, until stopping and putting in drive. stays on for several hundred feet until stopping. *bf *nm
01/01/19011
 2002 ford windstar suffered brake failure.*mr (nar) dealer was notified. *cb *jb
01/03/2004610005
 Brakes failed five times within one year. *ak
06/12/20039781209/01/2002
 While driving at 20 mph,the driver stepped on the brake pedal and the brake pedal had a delayed reaction, which resulted in the vehicle hitting a wall head on. dealer had been notified. *ak when the first incident occurred, the brakes were engaged but did not stop the vehicle, the engine revved and the vehicle kept going. the vehicle had run into the corner of the flower wall of the stores sign. the second incident was similar, but the consumer was in a school zone at a stop sign and the engine revved, the consumer applied the brakes, the vehicle jumped but did not stop. pressure was applied three times to the brakes, then the vehicle finally had come to a complete stop. the problem was unable to be duplicated. *scc *jb
10/02/2002
 When the vehicles brakes were applied there was a loud noise. *nlm *ts
08/22/2002
 Anti lock brake shifter is inoperative,this device is to prevent lever from shifting without brake depression.also, child was able to shift lever into drive gear while vehicle was parked.*ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK
01/05/2012900001
 Anti-lock brake light comes on intermittently, and while on, the anti-lock brakes do not work. often the light just comes on for just a short period, then goes back out. repair shop can't identify problem unless the light is on. i'm told this is a common problem with this make and model, probably the anti-lock brake sensor. typically, when starting the car, the anti-lock brake light is not on, and the brakes work correctly. the light will come on and the anti-lock feature of the brakes will not work suddenly as you're driving. bad situation in cleveland, ohio in the winter. *tr
08/20/20121521961
 False abs activation; seemed to have no brakes for a bit. ford dealership replaced wheel sensor. also, abs and brake light on at times. comes on for awhile, then off for days. then comes back on. may be issue with abs unit, hydraulic control unit.
08/20/20121521961
 False abs activation; seemed to have no brakes for a bit. ford dealership replaced wheel sensor. also, abs and brake light on at times. comes on for awhile, then off for days. then comes back on. may be issue with abs unit, hydraulic control unit.
08/20/20121521961
 False abs activation; seemed to have no brakes for a bit. ford dealership replaced wheel sensor. also, abs and brake light on at times. comes on for awhile, then off for days. then comes back on. may be issue with abs unit, hydraulic control unit.
08/20/20121521961
 False abs activation; seemed to have no brakes for a bit. ford dealership replaced wheel sensor. also, abs and brake light on at times. comes on for awhile, then off for days. then comes back on. may be issue with abs unit, hydraulic control unit.
07/09/20121500003
 At times when is col,d the abs and brake light is off while driving, when it gets hot the abs and brake light turns on and the abs fails to work. code c1185 abs power relay output circuit failure. i got to a stop sign and the road was wet and the van skidded , the abs did not work. no one was hurt and i have seen all the complaints that ford owners are having. i don't know if my 2002 ford windstar had all the other recalls done, like the brake pressure differential deactivation switch (scds) and the rear frame welds that are breaking up on the chassis of many ford owners. i would like to verify what has been done to my ford windstar that i bought two months ago. i just had the inner and outer tie rod ends done along with the sway bar links at the front suspension.
07/09/20121500003
 At times when is col,d the abs and brake light is off while driving, when it gets hot the abs and brake light turns on and the abs fails to work. code c1185 abs power relay output circuit failure. i got to a stop sign and the road was wet and the van skidded , the abs did not work. no one was hurt and i have seen all the complaints that ford owners are having. i don't know if my 2002 ford windstar had all the other recalls done, like the brake pressure differential deactivation switch (scds) and the rear frame welds that are breaking up on the chassis of many ford owners. i would like to verify what has been done to my ford windstar that i bought two months ago. i just had the inner and outer tie rod ends done along with the sway bar links at the front suspension.
07/09/20121500003
 At times when is col,d the abs and brake light is off while driving, when it gets hot the abs and brake light turns on and the abs fails to work. code c1185 abs power relay output circuit failure. i got to a stop sign and the road was wet and the van skidded , the abs did not work. no one was hurt and i have seen all the complaints that ford owners are having. i don't know if my 2002 ford windstar had all the other recalls done, like the brake pressure differential deactivation switch (scds) and the rear frame welds that are breaking up on the chassis of many ford owners. i would like to verify what has been done to my ford windstar that i bought two months ago. i just had the inner and outer tie rod ends done along with the sway bar links at the front suspension.
07/09/20121500003
 At times when is col,d the abs and brake light is off while driving, when it gets hot the abs and brake light turns on and the abs fails to work. code c1185 abs power relay output circuit failure. i got to a stop sign and the road was wet and the van skidded , the abs did not work. no one was hurt and i have seen all the complaints that ford owners are having. i don't know if my 2002 ford windstar had all the other recalls done, like the brake pressure differential deactivation switch (scds) and the rear frame welds that are breaking up on the chassis of many ford owners. i would like to verify what has been done to my ford windstar that i bought two months ago. i just had the inner and outer tie rod ends done along with the sway bar links at the front suspension.
07/09/20121500003
 At times when is col,d the abs and brake light is off while driving, when it gets hot the abs and brake light turns on and the abs fails to work. code c1185 abs power relay output circuit failure. i got to a stop sign and the road was wet and the van skidded , the abs did not work. no one was hurt and i have seen all the complaints that ford owners are having. i don't know if my 2002 ford windstar had all the other recalls done, like the brake pressure differential deactivation switch (scds) and the rear frame welds that are breaking up on the chassis of many ford owners. i would like to verify what has been done to my ford windstar that i bought two months ago. i just had the inner and outer tie rod ends done along with the sway bar links at the front suspension.
12/01/20103
 2002 ford windstar lx. consumer states problem with brake system *tgw the consumer stated the front wheel bearings, engine gasket and fuel injector needed to be replaced. the abs light illuminated. *jb
12/01/20103
 2002 ford windstar lx. consumer states problem with brake system *tgw the consumer stated the front wheel bearings, engine gasket and fuel injector needed to be replaced. the abs light illuminated. *jb
12/01/20103
 2002 ford windstar lx. consumer states problem with brake system *tgw the consumer stated the front wheel bearings, engine gasket and fuel injector needed to be replaced. the abs light illuminated. *jb
12/01/20103
 2002 ford windstar lx. consumer states problem with brake system *tgw the consumer stated the front wheel bearings, engine gasket and fuel injector needed to be replaced. the abs light illuminated. *jb
12/01/20103
 2002 ford windstar lx. consumer states problem with brake system *tgw the consumer stated the front wheel bearings, engine gasket and fuel injector needed to be replaced. the abs light illuminated. *jb
11/26/2009890001
 The computer for our antilock brake system on our 2002 ford windstar keeps going out, rendering our antilock brakes useless. this is, of course, a serious safety concern. this problem has been diagnosed by both an independent mechanic and a ford service technician. although this problem has been frequently reported by consumers as being related to a ford recall on the cruise control system, and the ford service technician expressed his opinion that the problem was related to the recalled problem, ford refuses to replace or even subsidize this 850 dollar part. *tr
09/30/200986000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. while driving the abs and service brake warning lights illuminated on the instrument control panel. the brake fluid reservoir was leaking fluid onto the cable, which caused the vehicle speed cruise control and the abs to fail. brake fluid was added to the reservoir by the contact. the dealer was notified and a technician stated that the abs cable needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired; however, there was a fire under the hood after the vehicle was repaired. the current and failure mileages were 86,000.
08/20/200913000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. while driving 30 mph, he noticed that the antilock brake light illuminated. the dealer state that the speed sensor and the abs module failed. the estimated cost for repair was $900.00. the manufacturer will be notified of the failure. the current and the failure mileages were 130,000.
05/05/200470000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. while driving approximately between 35-40 mph on normal road conditions; pressure was applied to the brake pedal the front btakes locked and the driver was unable to turn the steering wheel. the vehicle also skidded without warning. the failure continued to occur intemittently. the brake and abs warning light indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. the warning indicator remained illuminated until the engine was shut off by the driver. the contact was able to drive the vehicle with caution; however, there was an increase in the engine rpms. an authorized dealer replaced the intake manifold gasket and the alternator. on a separate occasion, the the air bag system failed to deploy with a level of impact to the rear of the vehicle. there were no personal injuries. the contact had concerns of the safety risk involved. the failure mileage was 70,000 and the current mileage was 119,336. the vin number was rejected from the system which will be updated upon receipt of the safety complaint form.
07/24/20091400001
 Both the yellow and red brake light comes on. bad anti-lock brake control unit. *tr
06/03/2009850001
 Anti locking brake system intermittent due to abs system control module defective. *tr
06/13/20081
 I have a 2002 ford windstar. the abs brake light and brake light keeps coming on. the only way to get if off is to restart the van i have had it in the shop twice now. the garage ( fiive star ford) in warner robins told me not to worry about it. they replaced the master cylinder last week. that cost me $490.00. it still didn't fix the problem with the lights. *tr
06/03/20081800001
 Abs light and tire pressure light are constantly coming on. this has all been checked and there doesn't seem to be anything wrong with either. cruise stopped working while driving with it on. i have now read many reports from consumers with the same ford winstar with the same problems. the cruise control concerns me because of the recall of the cruise control switch on one of their trucks and the incidence of fires started because of the cruise control switch in the ford winstar vans. *tr
05/20/2008970001
 The abs and brake lights are intermittenly coming on and going off on my 2002 ford windstar sel. this started in may 2008 at 97,000 miles. *tr
05/22/2008796201
 2002 ford windstar cruise control, odometer, a/c temp. control stopped working; abs light remains on. the van is leaking brake fluid. i found online that this is a common problem within windstar owners. a contaminated brake pressure differential deactivation switch is the probable cause of this problem and in my opinion ford should be responsible for this defect. *tr
01/05/200529000112/05/2002
 Intermittent abs and brake light illumination. this happens after the vehicle warms up. vehicle has been inspected by ford. no codes are found. this has been happening for over three years. ford has a technical service bulletin #15682 (nhtsa item number: 636312) since 11/2002 to address this problem, but still can't rectify this problem. ford has a voluntary recall for the same problem on other models from the same year. i have heard of many other owners who have the same problem. *tr
07/07/2007779501209/12/2003
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. while driving 45 mph, the abs and brake lights illuminated for approximately five minutes and then began to blink intermittently. the contact turned the vehicle off and then back on, however, the lights continued to blink. the dealer stated that there were no recalls for this failure and informed her that she would be responsible for the repair costs. the current mileage was 79,500 and failure mileage was 77,950. updated 11/01/07. *jb
06/20/200750
 Tsb data for: 2002 ford windstar bulletin number: 15682 sequence number: 636312 date: 20020301 component name: 036400 service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:abs warning light make: ford model: windstar year: 2002 summary: exhibiting intermittent anti-skid brake system and / or red brake lamp on at times while driving. *tt *jb
06/14/20077
 The abs system shorted out causing the harness and all the connecting wires to melt. i had no warning this was going to happen. my van started smoking, the odometer, speedometer, air conditioner nothing was working. luckily, i was about 1/8 mile from my house when it happened and was able to pull into my driveway and shut the vehicle off. the van was in the shop from june 14 to august 28 because a part could not be found to replace the abs harness. the bill for the repairs was over $1,000.00! *jb
04/01/2006520005004/01/2006
 My abs light illuminates at time. the problem started on the way home from buying the vehicle. it has never been fixed. i was told it was a common problem. something with the electrical part of the vehicle. sometimes i can cut the car off and turn it back on for the light to go off. other times it stays on for days at a time. *jb
08/17/2007600001
 The abs, brake, and traction lights come on intermittently. garages have checked it and find no cause for this. it is becoming more frequent and now occurs daily. *tr
08/09/2007131000110/01/2006
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. he noticed smoke coming from the vehicle while parked. the failure occurred a few minutes after 400 mile trip. the contact felt that the abs brake module harness caused the failure and he disconnected the battery and abs fuses. as of august 10, 2007, the dealer has not inspected the vehicle. the current and failure mileages were 131,000. updated 08/29/07.*jb
07/16/20031
 While applying the brakes abs braking system lightwill appear on the dashboard. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK - ABS WARNING LIGHT
04/01/20041
 Abs light has been on for several years, but mechanics can find no problem with brake system. as of last week, odometer displayed dashes, speedometer is not operating, and there is little to no stopping capability in the brakes. no brake fluid, apparently. *tr
08/15/2009720001
 Brake warning & abs lights come on. i had the brakes checked and they said they were ok.. the lights come on and go off at will. no one seems to know what's wrong. i have heard of strange things happening. like fires and accelerating. *tr
08/22/20081020001
 My van brake light and abs light had been coming on for at least 6 months... my mechanic was trying to determine if it was the abs switch or abs module and just reset the codes after a tune-up. we would add brake fluid to the car on several occasions. the failure occurred when i started my van and backed out of a parking spot. i smelled something burning and realized my van was smoking. at first i thought it was steam and then i realized it was white smoke. so i reparked my vehicle, shut it off and popped the hood. when i got around i followed the engine from left to right and in the back right was a perfect propane flame. i blew it out. i noticed the part was connected down below the brake fluid reservoir, wired ran to that part, on the bottom the part that was on fire was rusted. but it appeared to plug into the part it was attached to like a key and then wires came down from there... my mechanic disconnected the part saying i would not longer have cruise control and he ordered the part from ford in milledgeville, ga. he replaced the part on 8/25/08. i do not believe the old part is still available. since the part has been replaced my brake light and abs light still come on! *tr
12/18/2007800001
 Abs and brake light lights are always displayed on control console. *tr
12/08/2005112/03/2005
 The abs and brake lights illuminate intermittently or either remains lit when the vehicle is running. the failure began in december 2005. the current mileage is 62,000. also heater has stopped working in april 2008. check engine light has been on since april 2006. rpm's suddenly will drop under 1000 and car will start stalling and bucking. need to put it in park and rev the engine. *tr
07/01/200781000108/01/2002
 I have been reading about recent complaints to the ford windstar 2002 and have concerns. i had my abs module replaced last year because all my idiot brake lights were going off intermittently. i have also not used my cruise control in over two years because once activated it will not shut off until the car is turned off. it appears that the brakes are related to the cruise control leaking on the brake line, but ford does not see the windstar as a problem. this concerns me, since there have been fires with the windstar van. i also took my car into a ford dealership to check the seat latches and was told my car was not covered. my recent repair woes is the air conditioner compressor is going. this was a problem with my last ford windstar. (related vehicle information: model year=2002, make=ford, model=windstar). *tr
03/14/2008110000107/09/2007
 Abs system and cruise control failure, intermittent over the last 9 months. *tr
08/01/200775000108/04/2002
 My abs brake light, emergency brake light and brake light would intermittently go off. then it was every time my car was started. i was told my abs module needed to be replaced. my car could be driven, but my abs brakes would not work. i was told by two mechanics that this was a problem they had seen with my vehicle. my cruise control also sticks. i have not used my cruise in over a year, because once activated, you can not shut it off. the only way it resets is to turn the car off. the ford windstar is one of the only ford vehicles not covered under the recall, but upon doing a web search have found that windstars have started on fire because of this issue. also, i received a recall on my mid/read seat latches. when i went to the dealer, i was told my car was not covered. i drive a 2002 ford windstar. i am very concerned about the recent recall since the brake line is directly related to the fires caused by the faulty cruise control. please advise is the research is to include other ford models. *tr
02/01/200631000103/15/2004
 Continually getting intermittent abs and brake warning lights, have taken to ford dealer and local garages and neither knew the problem. *tr
01/05/200529000112/05/2002
 Intermittent abs and brake light illumination. this happens after the vehicle warms up. vehicle has been inspected by ford. no codes are found. this has been happening for over three years. ford has a technical service bulletin #15682 (nhtsa item number: 636312) since 11/2002 to address this problem, but still can't rectify this problem. ford has a voluntary recall for the same problem on other models from the same year. i have heard of many other owners who have the same problem. *tr
01/24/20084750010007/15/2003
 Intermittent abs and brake light illumination. this happens daily. vehicle has been inspected by certified mechanic. no codes are found. *tr
07/06/2007103/14/2003
 Abs warning light comes on then goes off after vehicle shut off for a period of time. headlights dim and interior lights don't shut off at times for a long period of time. sliding door and door locks don't work properly at times and power window on passenger side doesn't open at times. sliding door has opened on it's own at times after the vehicle has been vacated and locked. *tr
06/01/200710500020006/03/2003
 My automobile keeps getting multiple emergency brake and abs errors. the lights come on multiple times daily. upon researching this problem it appears to be a wide spread issue with ford windstars 2001-2003. the issue appears to be a faulty brake system including the abs system. brake fluid leaks from a faulty sensor into electronic connectors causing the potential for fires. there are documented cases where this failure has caused fires. *note please review the following website http://www.2carpros.com/forum/8-vt49767.html?postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=140 please review this safety defect soon! *tr
06/01/20054600050006/01/2005
 Abs light brake light and traction control lights started coming on occasionally about 06/01/05. the problem got worse and happens every time the car was driven. the abs module is defective and ford needs to recall this part as they have on the ford escape. the condition can lead to a fire. i have pulled the fuses so i don't catch fire. please hold ford accountable and force them to recall this problem! *tr
07/06/20077500010007/03/2002
 My automobile keeps getting multiple emergency brake and abs errors. the lights come on multiple times daily. upon researching this problem it appears to be a wide spread issue with ford windstars 2001-2003. the issue appears to be a faulty brake system including the abs system. brake fluid leaks from a faulty sensor into electronic connectors causing the potential for fires. there are documented cases where this failure has caused fires. *note please review the following website http://www.2carpros.com/forum/8-vt49767.html?postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=140 please review this safety defect soon!! *tr
10/23/200692000110/01/2006
 My automobile keeps getting multiple emergency brake and abs errors. the lights come on multiple times daily. upon researching this problem it appears to be a wide spread issue with ford windstars 2001-2003. the issue appears to be a faulty brake system including the abs system. brake fluid leaks from a faulty sensor into electronic connectors causing the potential for fires. there are documented cases where this failure has caused fires. *note please review the following website http://www.2carpros.com/forum/8-vt49767.html?postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=140 please review this safety defect soon! *tr
09/01/2007132000209/01/2006
 Vehicle was off and parked. smoke from under vehicle. disconnected battery to stop fire. fire at the connection of the abs computer at site of two 40 amp circuit connections caused abs system to stop working. abs and brake light are on all the time, speedometer stopped working, odometer stopped working. i have detailed pictures of the damaged part 2f1z-2c219-ba connected as part of 1f22-2c346-ac. code c1185 was present in the abs computer prior to the fire. *tr
08/17/2007600001
 The abs, brake, and traction lights come on intermittently. garages have checked it and find no cause for this. it is becoming more frequent and now occurs daily. *tr
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK - CONTROL UNIT/MODULE
09/01/200670000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. since september of 2006, the abs light constantly illuminates. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer twice and they replaced the abs module under warranty; however, this did not correct the failure. the manufacturer stated that the vehicle was out of warranty and they would not assist. the dealer stated that the estimated cost for repair was $1,200. the failure mileage was 70,000 and current mileage was 180,000.
05/03/200935000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. while driving 55 mph, the abs light illuminated and smoke appeared underneath the vehicle. the contact assumed that the electrical unit was at fault. the vehicle was taken to the dealer, but would have to be repaired at the contact's expense. the failure has occurred approximately five times. the contact has decided not to repair the vehicle at this time. the dealer stated that the abs control module needs to be repaired. the failure and current mileages were 35,000.
04/15/2002865601
 Experiencing intermittent abs and brake warning light. ford dealer pulled computer code and got c1185 and numerous other codes. the diagnoses was that the problem was most likely the abs control module. they would not guarantee that replacement would fix problem so for the $700.00 they wanted decided to investigate problem myself. glad i did . it seems as if this is a very common problem on the 2002 ford windstar and has the potential to be a fire hazard. i am actually very surprised that ford would not issue a recall or at least offer their customers a subsidized price to replace this defective abs module ($700.00 seems very high for a small electrical component) not only because of the fire hazard issue but because this has to do with the brake system which is certainly a safety issue. *tr
06/16/20081
 All the light on abs, brake are all lit up and i was told it was the abs module in the 2002 windstar and they are prone to break down and the breaking is off on the van when the lights are on. *tr
08/06/2008700001
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. while driving between 45-55 mph, the engine began to lose power. the contact pulled into a ford dealer and was informed that the brake cruise deactivation switch was leaking into the fuse box. the failure caused the speedometer to fail and the abs and several other lights to illuminate. recall number 05528 (deactivation switch) was referenced regarding the ford explorer. the current and failure mileages were 70,000. update 09/10/08 *cw updated 09/15/08. *jb
01/01/19011
 Email concerning safety issues with the 2001-2003 ford windstar, a leaky brake differential deactivation switch which causes brake fluid to leak down wires and the anti-lock brake computer fails during hot weather conditions. *kb the consumer stated the issue is a large aluminum plate attached to the bottom of the anti-lock computer circuit board. when the plate gets hot, the aluminum expands whereby stretching the computer board and causing the anti-lock brakes to fail. the consumer stated he had a fire in his vehicle, as a result of a leaky brake pressure differential deactivation switch.
07/15/200710400030005/15/2003
 Warning lights for abs, emergency brake, trac off (traction control). error display od traction control system several error in diagnostics all pointing to the abs system the traction control when this occurs is disabled. the lights light up after the car warms up if cold from 2-10 minutes, if used recently the lights turn on almost immediately. after searching on the web, this problem has been reported as a potential fire hazard. *jb
01/01/20066000010
 Abs and brake light come on intermittently. have had this problem for 2+ years. no one can tell me why. as of late, the lights have been on nearly constantly. suspect abs control module. *tr
08/22/200744550103/01/2002
 We have a 2002 windstar van. while it was parked in our garage overnight, the abs motor spontaneously caught fire. the vehicle was off and parked. with the location of the motor so close to the fuel line, we were surprised that the fuel system did not ignite. *tr
01/07/2006689003009/20/2004
 Red brake light and yellow a.b.s. light illuminate. diagnosis: a.b.s. module is defective. *nm
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FLUID
08/01/2009780001
 I have had a continual brake fluid leak on this vehicle. in addition, while driving the vehicle on 08/06/2009, the abs light and brake light suddenly came on, and the speedometer, odometer, and air conditioning stopped working. my mechanic replaced the #10 fuse, which fixed the problem for one day, then the fuse blew again. the ford trouble code c1185 came up on the diagnostic computer, and my mechanic suggested i replace the abs module. looking at the switch in question, it is covered in brake fluid. i now have no air conditioning, speedometer, odometer, or abs system functionality, along with a chronic brake fluid leak. please investigate this and make ford recall either the defective abs module, the brake deactivation switch, and the leaky master cylinder! hopefully, all three of these items will be included in a recall! *tr
04/19/2008103/25/2005
 My wife asked me to check the brakes because the brake light was on. i had checked the wheels for any leakage and found none. the master cylinder was low so i started to look for leak at other places and found the leak at the brake light switch. the brake fluid was leaking on the wires. so i looked on line and found a article that can cause a fire in the engine compartment. this why i am making this complaint. i as have lost my cruise control and the article said that this will happen. i am going to change the switch and replace the fuse if needed. *tr
01/01/200765000101/01/2007
 My 2002 ford windstar van had an inoperable cruise control. i traced the problem to a leaking (brake fluid) switch mounted under the brake master cylinder. the leaking switch leaked flammable brake fluid onto the hot engine or exhaust system but did not caused a engine fire. i purchased a modified switch and wire harness from the ford dealer and installed it myself. i was told by the ford parts salesman that there was no recall for my windstar at that time. this is the same defect found on the other ford vehicles according to the new york times, 18 april 2008. i still have the defective switch in hopes i can be reimbursed by ford. the defective switch is available for inspection if needed. *tr
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
12/15/2001111/07/2001
 Gas/brake pedal are too close, causing consumer to push both at the same time.*ak *yh
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - PADS
09/02/2004600010
 Brake pads and rotors had to be replaced every 6000 miles. dealer stated there was no manufacturer's defect. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - ROTOR
03/17/200422600204/11/2002
 When braking at any speed steering wheel vibrated heavily. dealership repaired the front rotors/pads, but this did not resolve the problem. *ak had to change wiper blades one week later, they were rotten. transmission problems, had to drive in 2nd gear all the to the dealer, also has a strong clunking while putting vehicle into any gear. *bf
09/02/2004600010
 Brake pads and rotors had to be replaced every 6000 miles. dealer stated there was no manufacturer's defect. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DRUM - SHOES/LININGS
01/16/2008110/16/2002
 My cruise control speed accelerated then went out not working at all, abs light goes off and on even after i had brake work done, odometer and speedometer stopped working on 1/16/08, brake fluid is leaking from the master cylinder, fuse 10 keeps blowing, this last time 1/18/08 smoke under the hook by master cylinder. someone said it might catch fire. *tr
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - MASTER CYLINDER
10/05/200862000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2002 ford windstar. the anti-lock brake system, traction control and service brake warning lights would simultaneously illuminate on the instrument control panel. the vehicle was taken to the dealer, and a technician concluded that the master cylinder failed. he then added that the repairs would cost over $2400.00. the failure mileage and current mileages were less than 62,000.
01/01/19011
 Email concerning safety issues with the 2001-2003 ford windstar, a leaky brake differential deactivation switch which causes brake fluid to leak down wires and the anti-lock brake computer fails during hot weather conditions. *kb the consumer stated the issue is a large aluminum plate attached to the bottom of the anti-lock computer circuit board. when the plate gets hot, the aluminum expands whereby stretching the computer board and causing the anti-lock brakes to fail. the consumer stated he had a fire in his vehicle, as a result of a leaky brake pressure differential deactivation switch.
02/15/2008176500207/08/2005
 This has happened over the past two weeks. about february 15, 2008 i was having trouble keeping pressure in my brakes. they were spongy. i called a mechanic and brought it to him on february 16th. he said it was the master cylinder, and replaced it and the wheel cylinders. well, the van worked for about a week. then monday, february 25, 2008 my brakes again went spongy. i checked the brake fluid and there was none. i refilled the container, and called a mechanic. i brought the vehicle to him on february 26, 2008. he determined it was the cruise control pressure switch. i then went to tousley ford dealership and got the part. tousley ford in minnesota said this particular part is in recall for several other vehicles but not mine. my mechanic replaced the part and the vehicle hasn't had any problems. as a matter of fact, now the cruise control works again. it had gone out last summer some time. this recall is for a fire hazard, and i saw where the brake fluid can leak through that switch onto wiring so there could have been a fire in my van. my complaint is that my vehicle, and family are just as important to me as the vehicles and families of the other people who were able to get their vehicles fixed in the recall. i drive a 2002 ford windstar sport minivan. i do foster care and have birth children, and grandchildren in that vehicle all the time. so, i am very upset that ford does not recall this fire hazard on all vehicles. my family is very important! *tr
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - PEDALS AND LINKAGES
12/15/2001111/07/2001
 Gas/brake pedal are too close, causing consumer to push both at the same time.*ak *yh
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - SWITCHES - BRAKE WARNING
01/24/20084750010007/15/2003
 Intermittent abs and brake light illumination. this happens daily. vehicle has been inspected by certified mechanic. no codes are found. *tr
09/01/2007132000209/01/2006
 Vehicle was off and parked. smoke from under vehicle. disconnected battery to stop fire. fire at the connection of the abs computer at site of two 40 amp circuit connections caused abs system to stop working. abs and brake light are on all the time, speedometer stopped working, odometer stopped working. i have detailed pictures of the damaged part 2f1z-2c219-ba connected as part of 1f22-2c346-ac. code c1185 was present in the abs computer prior to the fire. *tr