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Ford Windstar Recalls

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Most Recent 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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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 related fractures of the front subframe may occur.

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 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 January 26, 2011

If your Windstar is driven in the North Eastern and Midwestern states, it may develop a loss of steering ability, increasing the risk of a crash. This is a result of damage caused by road salt.

We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall. The steering may fail without warning. Please contact your Ford dealer; they will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always 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.