2nd Gen (1999 – 2003) Ford Windstar Problems

The 2nd generation of the Windstar has a cumulative PainRank™ of 50.32. That can be compared against other Ford generations. Shopping for a Ford? You should avoid this generation like the plague that it is.

Owners of the 1999–2003 Windstar model years have sent in 1583 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the transmission (29%) followed by the drivetrain (18%) and the interior (10%).

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 2000 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2003 470
2002 169
2001 242
2000 470
1999 231

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