1st Gen (1995 – 1998) Ford Windstar Problems

The 1st generation of the Windstar has a cumulative PainRank™ of 14.74. That can be compared against other Ford generations. Shopping for a Ford? You could do worse (but you could also do better).

Owners of the 1995–1998 Windstar model years have sent in 392 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (17%) followed by the interior (16%) and the transmission (15%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Ford model years.

Watch out for the 1998 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
1998 250
29.22
1997 8
1.76
1996 92
13.86
1995 42
14.11

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