2003 Ford Windstar Base 3dr Wagon Automatic

Select Transmission:

Automatic Manual

Engine Type

Gas V6

MPG (City/Highway)

17/23

Safety Ratings

MSRP

$24,165

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Summary

The 2003 Ford Windstar Base is a minivan that comes with a 3.8L V-6 200HP engine and a 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. It has 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) and an airbag occupancy sensor for safety. The minivan also includes air conditioning, 15″ steel wheels, cruise control, power mirrors, power windows, power locks, and auto locking doors as standard features.

2003 Ford Windstar Base 3dr Wagon Automatic price

Invoice price

$22,450

Delivery charges

$685

MSRP

$24,165

Total price

$24,850

This is the basic version without any options added, check the Window Sticker for more accurate package and detailed information.

NHTSA Crash Test Overall Ratings

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2003 Ford Windstar Base 3dr Wagon Automatic warranty

Basic (months/miles)

Months: 36

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Miles: 36,000

Corrosion perforation (months/miles)

Months: 60

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Miles: unlimited

Powertrain (months/miles)

Months: 36

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Miles: 36,000

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2003 Ford Windstar Base 3dr Wagon Automatic Colors

Interior Colors
Medium Graphite w/High Back Cloth Front Bucket Seats
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Exterior Colors
Light Sapphire Blue Clearcoat Metallic
Tropic Green Clearcoat Metallic
Silver Frost Clearcoat Metallic
Vibrant White Clearcoat
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Engine

Type Gas V6
Engine Size 3.80 l
Cylinders Configuration V6
Displacement 3,800 cc
Drive Type FWD
Horsepower 200 hp @ 4,900 rpm
Torque 240 lb.ft @ 3,600 rpm
Engine Location Front
Valves 12
Compression 9.3
Stroke 3.40 in
Bore 3.80 in

Fuel

Type Gasoline
Tank Capacity 26 gal

Mileage

EPA City Economy 17
EPA Highway Economy 23
EPA Combined Economy 19
Cruising Range City 442 mi
Cruising Range Highway 598 mi

Transmission

Type
Automatic
Number Of Speeds
4
Description
4 Speed Automatic
First Gear Ratio
2.77
Second Gear Ratio
1.54
Third Gear Ratio
1
Fourth Gear Ratio
0.68
Reverse Gear Ratio
2.26
Final Drive Axle Ratio
3.56

Powertrain

Doors

Doors 4

Seating

Number Of Seats 7
Max Seating Capacity 7

Wheels

Front Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Size 15 x 6 in
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Size 15 x 6 in
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size 15.0 x 4.0 in

Exterior dimensions

Overall Length 201.50 in
Overall Width 76.61 in
Max Width Without Mirrors 75.20 in
Overall Height 66.10 in
Rear Door Openg Height 40.50 in
Rear Door Openg Width 50 in
Track Width Front 64.70 in
Track Width Rear 63 in
Wheelbase 120.71 in

Interior dimensions

Passenger Volume 144 cu.ft
Front Head Room 39.30 in
Rear Head Room 41.10 in
Third Row Head Room 37.80 in
Front Shoulder Room 60.90 in
Rear Shoulder Room 64.10 in
Third Row Shoulder Room 52.50 in
Third Row Hip Room 48.70 in
Front Leg Room 40.70 in
Rear Leg Room 36.80 in
Third Row Leg Room 35.60 in
Cargo Volume 29 cu.ft
Max Cargo Volume 136 cu.ft
Cargo Volume To Seat1 136.50 cu.ft
Cargo Volume To Seat3 30.10 cu.ft
Floor To Seat1 Cargo Area Length 93.40 in
Floor To Seat2 Cargo Area Length 59.60 in
Floor To Seat3 Cargo Area Length 26.30 in
Beltle Cargo Area Width 65.20 in
Cargo Box Height 46.20 in
Cargo Box Wheelhousings Width 48.70 in

Weights

Curb Weight Base 4,017 lb

Steering

Type Power Rack & Pinion
Overall Ratio 16.1
Turns To Turns Ratio 2.96
Turning Diameter Curb To Curb 39.30 ft
Turning Radius Curb To Curb 19.65 ft

Trailering

Max Tongue Dead Weight Hitch 200 lb
Max Trailer Dead Weight Hitch 2,000 lb

Braking

Type Power
Primary Abs System 4-Wheel
Front Disc Yes
Rear Drum Yes
Front Brake Rotor Dia 11.10 in
Front Brake Rotor Thickness 1 in

Tires

Front Tire Size P215/70R15
Rear Tire Size P215/70R15
Spare Tire Size T125/90R15
Spare Tire Size T125/90R15
Type All-Season

Suspensions

Front Type Macpherson Strut
Rear Type Torsion Beam
Rear Type Extended W/Coil Springs

Emissions

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  • Recall Date 09/29/2015

    Campaign ID; 15V608000

    Component Suspension

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain Model Year 1998-2003 Windstar Vehicles Manufactured September 2, 1997, To July 3, 2003. The Affected Vehicles Were Previously Remedied To Safeguard Against The Rear Axle Cracking From Corrosion, However, The Remedy Brackets May Have Been Misinstalled. The Incorrect Bracket Installations May Limit The Effectiveness Of The Service Repair For Nhtsa Recalls 10V-385, 12V-193, And 12V-195.

    Recall Consequences

    If The Brackets Were Not Installed Properly, The Rear Axle May Fracture, Affecting The Vehicle Handling And Increasing The Risk Of A Crash.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify Owners, And Dealers Will Inspect The Brackets To Verify Their Proper Installation. If A Bracket Is Found To Have Been Misinstalled, The Rear Axle Will Be Replaced. These Repairs Will Be Performed Free Of Charge. The Began On October 21, 2015. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 15S27.

  • Recall Date 05/03/2012

    Campaign ID; 12V193000

    Component Power Train

    Recall Summary

    Ford Is Recalling Certain Model Year 1998-2003 Windstar Vehicles Manufactured From September 1, 1997, Through July 3, 2003, And Currently Registered Or Originally Sold In Virginia. Over Time, Corrosion Can Weaken The Rear Axle Making It Susceptible To Torsional Stress. Corrosion And Stress Can Lead To Cracks Which, If Undetected, Can Increase And Result In A Complete Fracture Of The Axle.

    Recall Consequences

    A Fractured Axle Can Affect Vehicle Handling And Increase The Risk Of A Crash.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify Owners, And Dealers Will Inspect And Install Rear Axle Reinforcement Brackets, Or Replace The Axles, As Necessary. This Service Will Be Performed Free Of Charge. The Recall Began On June 19, 2012. Owners May Contact Ford At 1-866-436-7332.

  • Recall Date 05/03/2012

    Campaign ID; 12V194000

    Component Suspension

    Recall Summary

    Ford Is Recalling Certain Model Year 1999-2003 Windstar Vehicles Originally Sold In Or Currently Registered In The State Of Virginia. Corrosion-Related Fractures Of The Front Lower Control Arm Rear Attaching Brackets And Body Mount Attachments May Occur.

    Recall Consequences

    A Separation Of A Front Lower Control Arm Rear Attaching Bracket May Result In A Lower Control Arm Separation. A Separation Of Both Front Subframe Rear Body Mounts May Result In Separation Of The Steering Intermediate Shaft. Either Condition Could Result In Significant Loss Of Steering Control, Increasing The Risk Of A Crash.

    Recall Remedy

    Dealers Will Inspect Both Front Lower Control Arm Rear Attaching Brackets And Both Body Mount Attachments At The Rear Of The Front Subframe And Make The Necessary Repairs Free Of Charge. The Recall Began On June 18, 2012. Owners May Contact Ford At 1-866-436-7332.

  • Recall Date 05/03/2012

    Campaign ID; 12V195000

    Component Suspension

    Recall Summary

    Ford Is Recalling Certain Model Year 1998-2003 Windstar Vehicles Manufactured From September 1, 1997, Through July 3, 2003, Registered In Puerto Rico. Due To Increased Stresses Caused By High Cycles Of Torsional Loading, Specific To This Market, The Rear Axle Can Crack.

    Recall Consequences

    A Fractured Axle May Result In A Loss Of Vehicle Control, Increasing The Risk Of A Crash.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify Owners, And Dealers Will Inspect And Install A Reinforcement Bracket On The Rear Axle Or Replace The Axles, As Necessary. This Service Will Be Provided Free Of Charge. The Recall Began On June 1, 2012. Owners May Contact The Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center At 1-866-436-7332.

  • Recall Date 01/26/2011

    Campaign ID; 11V030000

    Component Structure

    Recall Summary

    Ford Is Recalling Certain Model Year 1999-2003 Windstar Vehicles Originally Sold In Or Currently Registered In The States Of Connecticut, Delaware, The District Of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, And Wisconsin. A Separation Of A Front Lower Control Arm Rear Attaching Bracket May Result In A Lower Control Arm Separation. A Separation Of Both Front Subframe Rear Body Mounts May Result In Separation Of The Steering Intermediate Shaft.

    Recall Consequences

    This Could Result In Reduced Steering Control Increasing The Risk Of A Crash.

    Recall Remedy

    Dealers Will Inspect Both Front Lower Control Arm Rear Attaching Brackets, And Both Body Mount Attachments At The Rear Of The Front Subframe, And Make The Necessary Repairs Free Of Charge. If Repairs Cannot Be Made To A Vehicle, Ford Will Offer To Repurchase The Vehicle. The Safety Recall Is Expected To Begin On Or Before February 21, 2011. Owners May Contact Ford At 1-866-436-7332.

  • Recall Date 08/26/2010

    Campaign ID; 10V385000

    Component Suspension

    Recall Summary

    Ford Is Recalling Certain Model Year 1998-2003 Windstar Vehicles Manufactured From September 1, 1997 Through February 28, 2003 And Currently Registered Or Originally Sold In Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, And Wisconsin. After Many Years Of Vehicle Service In These Areas, Corrosion Can Weaken The Rear Axle, Making It Susceptible To Torsional Stress. Corrosion And Stress Can Lead To Cracks Which If Undetected Can Propagate And Result In A Complete Fracture Of The Axle.

    Recall Consequences

    A Fractured Axle Can Affect Vehicle Handling And Increase The Risk Of A Crash.

    Recall Remedy

    As Parts Become Available, Dealers Will Inspect And If Necessary Install The Rear Axle Reinforcement Brackets Free Of Charge. This Service Will Be Performed Free Of Charge. The Safety Recall Began On October 20, 2010. Owners May Contact Ford At 1-866-436-7332.

  • Recall Date 10/13/2009

    Campaign ID; 09V399000

    Component Vehicle Speed Control

    Recall Summary

    Ford Is Recalling Model Years 1995-2003 Windstar, 2000-2003 Excursion Diesel, 1993-1997 And 1999-2003 F-250 Sd Through F-550 Sd Diesel, 1992-2003 E-150 Through E-550, 1995-2002 Explorer, 1997 And 2002 Mercury Mountaineer, 1995-1997 And 2001-2003 Ranger, And 1994 F53 Vehicles Equipped With The Texas Instruments Speed Control Deactivation Switch (Scds). The Scds May Leak Internally And Then Overheat, Smoke, Or Burn.

    Recall Consequences

    A Vehicle Fire Could Occur With Or Without The Engine Running.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify Owners That Dealers Will Install A Fused Wiring Harness In Line With The Scds. On 1999-2003 Windstar Vehicles With A Leaking Scds, Dealers Will Also Inspect The Abs Control Module Connector And Repair As Necessary. Repairs Will Be Completed Free Of Charge. The Safety Recall Began On October 27, 2009. Owners May Contact Ford At 1-888-222-2751.

  • Recall Date 06/13/2006

    Campaign ID; 06E056000

    Component Fuel System, Gasoline

    Recall Summary

    Certain Aftermarket Fuel Filters Sold Under The Purolator Brand Name, P/N F65277, Shipped From January 16 Through June 2, 2006, For Use On The Above Listed Passenger Vehicles. Due To Incorrect Design, The Quick Connectors May Not Fully Seat With The Tube Interface, Even Though The Person Making The Connection May Believe That The Quick Connector Is Fully Attached.

    Recall Consequences

    Failure Of This Connection Could Lead To Fuel Spillage And, In The Presence Of An Ignition Source, A Fire Could Occur.

    Recall Remedy

    Ufi Will Notify Owners And Replace The Filters Free Of Charge. The Recall Began On August 4, 2006. Owners May Contact Ufi Filters Usa At 800-230-5876.

  • Recall Date 11/06/2003

    Campaign ID; 03V459000

    Component Seats

    Recall Summary

    Certain Minivans Fail To Comply With The Requirements Of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 225, "Child Restraint Anchorage System." During Testing, A Third Row Bench Floor-To-Seat Latch Released Before The Strength Requirement Was Met. Identical Latches Are Used In The Second Row Of Seats.

    Recall Consequences

    If The Latches On Th4E Second Or Third Row Seats Of The Vehicle Release In A Crash, The Potential For Occupant Injury Is Increased.

    Recall Remedy

    Dealers Will Replace The Seat-To-Floor Latches On The Second And Third Row Of Seats. Owner Notification Began On November 21, 2003. Owners Should Contact Ford At 1-800-392-3673.

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