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1996 Ford Windstar Recalls

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Most Recent 1996 Ford Windstar Recall

On May 10, 2002, Ford recalled 250,283 Ford Windstar. On certain minivans originally sold in or currently registered in the states of connecticut, delaware, illinois, indiana, iowa, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, west virginia, wisconsin, and the district of columbia. during assembly, some brake lines were installed in a twisted position, causing contact with the dash panel insulator above the catalytic converter. this contact could abrade the brake line corrosion protection, consequently, salt or water absorbed in the dash panel insulator would promote corrosion. this corrosion could ultimately lead to a leak in the brake line.
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1996 Ford Windstar Recall Details

Summary on May 10, 2002
On certain minivans originally sold in or currently registered in the states of connecticut, delaware, illinois, indiana, iowa, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, west virginia, wisconsin, and the district of columbia. during assembly, some brake lines were installed in a twisted position, causing contact with the dash panel insulator above the catalytic converter. this contact could abrade the brake line corrosion protection, consequently, salt or water absorbed in the dash panel insulator would promote corrosion. this corrosion could ultimately lead to a leak in the brake line.
Summary on December 10, 2001
This is not a safety recall in accordance with the safety act. however, it is deemed a safety improvement campaign by the agency. vehicle description: 1995-1998 ford windstar minivans. the front coil springs could potentially fracture due to corrosion. note: the 1997-1998 windstar mini vans are also covered by nhtsa safety recall 01v-199/ford recall 01s19. the mini vans covered by the safety recall were originally sold in or currently registered in the states of connecticut, delaware, illinois, indiana, iowa, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, west virginia, and wisconsin, and in the district of columbia.
RepairPal Expert Overview on July 19, 2000
Vehicle description: mini vans, light pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. off lease canadian vehicles equipped with daytime running lights which meet canadian requirements and not the photometric requirements of fmvss 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment." according to ford, the vehicles were imported into the u.s. erroneously.
Summary on June 16, 1999
Vehicle description: minivans. the brake fluid master cylinder is recessed and oriented in the engine compartment so that the brake fluid warning statement embossed on both the top of the filler cap and the side of the reservoir body are not entirely visible by direct view. these vehicles may not fully comply with requirements of fmvss no. 135, "passenger car brake systems."
Summary on November 10, 1997
Vehicle description: passenger vehicles and mini vans. tearing of the bond between the inner and outer hood panels during minor front end collisions can result in a gap at the leading edge of the hood. air forced between the inner and outer panels can produce enough pressure to force the outer panel upward.
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