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Old 01-12-2006, 14:01   #1 (permalink)
Invknight
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Ford Windstar Transmission

I've watched quietly on the side for a while and thought I would chime
in on what my experiences with Ford. Me, I was a "A" plan person - one
who had inherited stock from when my grandfather opened a Ford and a
Mercury lot back in 1950 and he later sold the lot in late 70's before
he died. He still retained the stock and upon his death in 1980 I
recived almost 25,000 shares of Ford among others. When I graduated
from High school my first car was a Ford Probe that I loved.

After that I had four other Ford cars - Explorer, Mustang and Windstar
twice. I bought my fiance a Ford Escape and my neice a Ford Focus all
as a "A" plan customer. Myself, back in 2003 I bought a new Ford
Windstar to replace the other Windstar that I was having problems with.

When I bought the new Ford Windstar in 2003 I did not know the fun I
was getting into. Just for the record - guess how many transmissions I
HAVE PAID FOR in 1 year, 8 months - FOUR out of SIX that have been in
that 3.8 V-6 automobile. You know what the dealer said - go to FORD, we
get the transmission from them. Where does Ford get these
transmissions? They send BROKEN, UNUSABLE ones to a small plant in
Mexico then send it back to the USA as "refurbished" transmissions that
they DO NOT TELL customers and have a habit of NEVER saying it unless
you tell them to disclose under threat of a subpoena. One transmission
lasted exactly ONE MONTH, Ford did agree to pay for that only, the
others they turned their back on....

Me, I then with the Dealer spoke to Ford - we both knew there was a
problem. The owner of the dealership told me of three other problems
similar in fact and matter as mine including a including a customer who
bought a BRAND NEW Ford Mustang. They told me that due to cuts at Ford
that the office in customer relations had been eliminated and that
getting problems resolved was worse than ever for them. The owner of
Cherokee Ford was so open that even he was getting fed up with Ford and
was seriously considering dropping the dealership and going with TOYOTA
just because he did not agree with the objectives anymore.

Me, Ford did nothing and I have filed suit - my stock - sold at 9 flat
and I got to express my story on a nationally syndicated show called
"Clark Howard" back in November. Worse part, we learned that Ford was
having the problems with the Vulcan V-6 engines due to over-torquing
and that effects the transmission and Ford KNOWS of the problem and
even issued an internal memo about how to clear the transmission of
particles in the transmission with a special machine due to these
problems- but no recall or fix and sure as hell not to tell the
customers.

Great to learn how they even screw a loyal customer who was a
stockholder and wishes the Aussie was back in charge right now. Right
now due to discovering the new evidence and some more info we have just
withdrawn the complaint without prejudice in Cherokee County Superior
Court and now we are going to 13th District Federal Court under a RICO
violation for non disclosure of a hazard clause and their refusal to
fix. We had the last transmission torn apart and videotaped - three
certified mechanics did it and came to the conclusion that the
transmission was BUILT TO FAIL with three parts in particular that came
apart inside the transmission leading to the issue relating to what we
learned EXACTLY. Even after FORD was told, they remain steadfast and
did nothing - me, I am gone.

You can find out easily who I am just by going to Cherokee County, GA
court records and seeing the suit and how fed up I am with them is
evident. Me, I stil have the Ford with a Transmission from a primary
source and it works, but I leave it parked in the garage - I went a
week later and bought a Lexus RX330 and my wife now has a Lexus also -
they treat customers terrific and add to that experience - Ford is
going to be in fourth place or worse and that is the truth within THREE
YEARS - customer trust in Ford is down - go to Clark Howard's website
and you can read about the problems as well.

How about you ladies and gents, can you top that for why FORD is
failing and going worse...

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Old 01-12-2006, 21:01   #2 (permalink)
Howard Cohen
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Re: Ford Windstar Transmission

Good thing that I traded in my 96 Taurus with 98K mi for a Toyota Sienna.
The Ford was starting to show signs of tranny problems and the AC had a leak
that was could not be found. Two major problems equaled adios.
"Invknight" <John.Gassett@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1137100664.101919.259350@g44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> I've watched quietly on the side for a while and thought I would chime
> in on what my experiences with Ford. Me, I was a "A" plan person - one
> who had inherited stock from when my grandfather opened a Ford and a
> Mercury lot back in 1950 and he later sold the lot in late 70's before
> he died. He still retained the stock and upon his death in 1980 I
> recived almost 25,000 shares of Ford among others. When I graduated
> from High school my first car was a Ford Probe that I loved.
>
> After that I had four other Ford cars - Explorer, Mustang and Windstar
> twice. I bought my fiance a Ford Escape and my neice a Ford Focus all
> as a "A" plan customer. Myself, back in 2003 I bought a new Ford
> Windstar to replace the other Windstar that I was having problems with.
>
> When I bought the new Ford Windstar in 2003 I did not know the fun I
> was getting into. Just for the record - guess how many transmissions I
> HAVE PAID FOR in 1 year, 8 months - FOUR out of SIX that have been in
> that 3.8 V-6 automobile. You know what the dealer said - go to FORD, we
> get the transmission from them. Where does Ford get these
> transmissions? They send BROKEN, UNUSABLE ones to a small plant in
> Mexico then send it back to the USA as "refurbished" transmissions that
> they DO NOT TELL customers and have a habit of NEVER saying it unless
> you tell them to disclose under threat of a subpoena. One transmission
> lasted exactly ONE MONTH, Ford did agree to pay for that only, the
> others they turned their back on....
>
> Me, I then with the Dealer spoke to Ford - we both knew there was a
> problem. The owner of the dealership told me of three other problems
> similar in fact and matter as mine including a including a customer who
> bought a BRAND NEW Ford Mustang. They told me that due to cuts at Ford
> that the office in customer relations had been eliminated and that
> getting problems resolved was worse than ever for them. The owner of
> Cherokee Ford was so open that even he was getting fed up with Ford and
> was seriously considering dropping the dealership and going with TOYOTA
> just because he did not agree with the objectives anymore.
>
> Me, Ford did nothing and I have filed suit - my stock - sold at 9 flat
> and I got to express my story on a nationally syndicated show called
> "Clark Howard" back in November. Worse part, we learned that Ford was
> having the problems with the Vulcan V-6 engines due to over-torquing
> and that effects the transmission and Ford KNOWS of the problem and
> even issued an internal memo about how to clear the transmission of
> particles in the transmission with a special machine due to these
> problems- but no recall or fix and sure as hell not to tell the
> customers.
>
> Great to learn how they even screw a loyal customer who was a
> stockholder and wishes the Aussie was back in charge right now. Right
> now due to discovering the new evidence and some more info we have just
> withdrawn the complaint without prejudice in Cherokee County Superior
> Court and now we are going to 13th District Federal Court under a RICO
> violation for non disclosure of a hazard clause and their refusal to
> fix. We had the last transmission torn apart and videotaped - three
> certified mechanics did it and came to the conclusion that the
> transmission was BUILT TO FAIL with three parts in particular that came
> apart inside the transmission leading to the issue relating to what we
> learned EXACTLY. Even after FORD was told, they remain steadfast and
> did nothing - me, I am gone.
>
> You can find out easily who I am just by going to Cherokee County, GA
> court records and seeing the suit and how fed up I am with them is
> evident. Me, I stil have the Ford with a Transmission from a primary
> source and it works, but I leave it parked in the garage - I went a
> week later and bought a Lexus RX330 and my wife now has a Lexus also -
> they treat customers terrific and add to that experience - Ford is
> going to be in fourth place or worse and that is the truth within THREE
> YEARS - customer trust in Ford is down - go to Clark Howard's website
> and you can read about the problems as well.
>
> How about you ladies and gents, can you top that for why FORD is
> failing and going worse...
>



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Old 01-14-2006, 12:01   #3 (permalink)
Ted
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Re: Ford Windstar Transmission

If you never buy another Ford, you will make yourself and 9,999,999 other
people that have no problem with Ford very happy. What an epiphany it must
have been to discover that you are in the same position as the "rest" of us.
"Invknight" <John.Gassett@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1137100664.101919.259350@g44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> I've watched quietly on the side for a while and thought I would chime
> in on what my experiences with Ford. Me, I was a "A" plan person - one
> who had inherited stock from when my grandfather opened a Ford and a
> Mercury lot back in 1950 and he later sold the lot in late 70's before
> he died. He still retained the stock and upon his death in 1980 I
> recived almost 25,000 shares of Ford among others. When I graduated
> from High school my first car was a Ford Probe that I loved.
>
> After that I had four other Ford cars - Explorer, Mustang and Windstar
> twice. I bought my fiance a Ford Escape and my neice a Ford Focus all
> as a "A" plan customer. Myself, back in 2003 I bought a new Ford
> Windstar to replace the other Windstar that I was having problems with.
>
> When I bought the new Ford Windstar in 2003 I did not know the fun I
> was getting into. Just for the record - guess how many transmissions I
> HAVE PAID FOR in 1 year, 8 months - FOUR out of SIX that have been in
> that 3.8 V-6 automobile. You know what the dealer said - go to FORD, we
> get the transmission from them. Where does Ford get these
> transmissions? They send BROKEN, UNUSABLE ones to a small plant in
> Mexico then send it back to the USA as "refurbished" transmissions that
> they DO NOT TELL customers and have a habit of NEVER saying it unless
> you tell them to disclose under threat of a subpoena. One transmission
> lasted exactly ONE MONTH, Ford did agree to pay for that only, the
> others they turned their back on....
>
> Me, I then with the Dealer spoke to Ford - we both knew there was a
> problem. The owner of the dealership told me of three other problems
> similar in fact and matter as mine including a including a customer who
> bought a BRAND NEW Ford Mustang. They told me that due to cuts at Ford
> that the office in customer relations had been eliminated and that
> getting problems resolved was worse than ever for them. The owner of
> Cherokee Ford was so open that even he was getting fed up with Ford and
> was seriously considering dropping the dealership and going with TOYOTA
> just because he did not agree with the objectives anymore.
>
> Me, Ford did nothing and I have filed suit - my stock - sold at 9 flat
> and I got to express my story on a nationally syndicated show called
> "Clark Howard" back in November. Worse part, we learned that Ford was
> having the problems with the Vulcan V-6 engines due to over-torquing
> and that effects the transmission and Ford KNOWS of the problem and
> even issued an internal memo about how to clear the transmission of
> particles in the transmission with a special machine due to these
> problems- but no recall or fix and sure as hell not to tell the
> customers.
>
> Great to learn how they even screw a loyal customer who was a
> stockholder and wishes the Aussie was back in charge right now. Right
> now due to discovering the new evidence and some more info we have just
> withdrawn the complaint without prejudice in Cherokee County Superior
> Court and now we are going to 13th District Federal Court under a RICO
> violation for non disclosure of a hazard clause and their refusal to
> fix. We had the last transmission torn apart and videotaped - three
> certified mechanics did it and came to the conclusion that the
> transmission was BUILT TO FAIL with three parts in particular that came
> apart inside the transmission leading to the issue relating to what we
> learned EXACTLY. Even after FORD was told, they remain steadfast and
> did nothing - me, I am gone.
>
> You can find out easily who I am just by going to Cherokee County, GA
> court records and seeing the suit and how fed up I am with them is
> evident. Me, I stil have the Ford with a Transmission from a primary
> source and it works, but I leave it parked in the garage - I went a
> week later and bought a Lexus RX330 and my wife now has a Lexus also -
> they treat customers terrific and add to that experience - Ford is
> going to be in fourth place or worse and that is the truth within THREE
> YEARS - customer trust in Ford is down - go to Clark Howard's website
> and you can read about the problems as well.
>
> How about you ladies and gents, can you top that for why FORD is
> failing and going worse...
>



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Old 01-19-2006, 12:01   #4 (permalink)
jimmyh
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Re: Ford Windstar Transmission

got a 200 ford windstar with only 60,000 mile when the trans wwent on it
seems to be doing find right now but other problem with motor i'm getting
rid of it and going to hyundai i was a ford man 20 years but not no more

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Old 01-19-2006, 13:01   #5 (permalink)
joe schmoe
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Re: Ford Windstar Transmission

On Thu, 19 Jan 2006 14:43:58 -0500, "jimmyh" <jimmyheltonh@aol.com>
wrote:

>got a 200 ford windstar with only 60,000 mile when the trans wwent on it
>seems to be doing find right now but other problem with motor i'm getting
>rid of it and going to hyundai i was a ford man 20 years but not no more



You've got a 1806 year old Ford and you've only had 1 bad
transmission? Doesn't sound too bad to me <grin>. I've got a 2000
(5.5 year old) Windstar with nearly 120,000 miles on the clock and
the only thing that I've changed is tires, brake pads and wipers.

Having said that I've got a friend who puts a transmission in every
car she has ever owned (Gasp, yes even a HONDA!) and can't understand
why I've never had to change even one.

Enjoy your Hyundai (someone needs to). But keep in mind Abuse and
neglect will result in an unreliable vehicle of any make, but simple
maintenance and reasonable driving will ensure a reliable vehicle.

If you find that you've got problems with transmissions there are ways
of making things better:
1) Install a Transmission cooler
2) Regular synthetic oil changes
3) Only use 1 foot while driving (brake or gas) especially when
shifting into or out of gear.
4) Terminate Timmy The Teenagers Turnpike Tours
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