FORD WINDSTAR | ON THREE OCCASIONS, AFTER DRIVING FOR OVER AN HOUR AT INTERSTATE HIGHWAY SPEEDS THE VAN WOULD START TO LOSE SPEED ROLLING ALMOST TO A STOP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE INTERSTATE. | MARIETTA,GA | 1995

ON THREE OCCASIONS, AFTER DRIVING FOR OVER AN HOUR AT INTERSTATE HIGHWAY SPEEDS THE VAN WOULD START TO LOSE SPEED ROLLING ALMOST TO A STOP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE INTERSTATE. EACH TIME WITH OTHER CARS MOVING TO AVOID HITTING ME FROM THE REAR I WOULD PUSH THE ACCELERATOR TO THE FLOOR AND THE VAN WOULD JUMP INTO GEAR FOR A MOMENT THEN LOSE SPEED AGAIN. BUT I WAS ABLE TO GET OUT OF THE TRAFFIC ENOUGH TO AVOID AN ACCIDENT EACH TIME. EACH TIME AFTER THE VAN SET FOR AWAILE IT WOULD GO BACK TO NORMAL CONDITIONS. THIS HAS HAPPEND 3 TIMES. I PAID FOR A TRANMISSION SERVICE AFTER THE FIRST TWO TIMES. AFTER THE THIRD TIME I TOOK THE VAN BACK TO WADE FORD AND TOLD THEM WHAT HAD HAPPENED AND ALSO TOLD THEM I HAD SEEN REPORTS THAT THIS PROBLEM HAD BEEN IDENTIFIED TO AN ALUMINUM FORWARD CLUTCH PISTON. THEY HAVE HAD THE VAN THREE DAYS AND CAN FIND NO PROBLEM UNDER THEIR TEST CONDITIONS. THE FORD EXTENDED SERVICE PLAN RUNS OUT IN 4,000 MILES AND THEY REFUSE TO “THROW PARTS AT THE PROBLEM” SINCE THEY CAN’T RECREATE THE PROBLEM IN THE SHOP. THIS IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION WHEN IT HAPPENS IN THE CENTER LANE OF I-75 OR I-95 IN HEAVY TRAFFIC.*AK Date Reported:Nov 01, 2000. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMDA5146SB. Car problem was reported in MARIETTA, GA. Vehicle was purchased on 19980901. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 75 MPH.