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1998 Ford Windstar Recalls

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Most Recent 1998 Ford Windstar Recall

On September 29, 2015, Ford recalled 283,413 Ford Windstar. 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.
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1998 Ford Windstar Recall Details

RepairPal Expert Overview on September 29, 2015

During a previous recall campaign, brackets were installed to secure the rear axle. These may have been installed incorrectly, resulting in a continued risk that the rear axle may fracture. If the rear axle fractures, vehicle handling would be affected and there would be an increased risk of a crash.


Recalls on your Ford must be performed by a Ford dealership. Ford will begin notifying known owners of affected vehicles in October 2015. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Ford dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on April 30, 2012

Certain vehicles currently registered or originally sold in Virginia are being recalled because corrosion issues can cause cracking or complete fracture of the rear axle.

Ford will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning June 18, 2012. There may be no symptoms related to this recall. If don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on October 20, 2010
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.
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.
Summary on September 6, 2001
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, and wisconsin, and in the district of columbia. the front coil springs could fracture as a result of corrosion. depending on the location of the fracture, a broken spring could move past the spring seat and contact a front tire.
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