Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1996 FORD WINDSTAR

NHTSA Campaign Number: 96V166000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: WINDSTAR

Year: 1996

Component:
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19960801

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19960828

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 40000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19960923

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19960905

Date Added To File: 19960923

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
THE PARK PAWL ABUTMENT BRACKET HAS A SHARP EDGE WHICH CAN CAUSE THE PARKING PAWL TO HANG UP AND NOT ENGAGE THE PARK GEAR. THIS WOULD ALLOW THE VEHICLE TO MOVE EVEN THOUGH THE GEAR SHIFT INDICATOR SHOWS THAT THE VEHICLE IS IN PARK.

Consequence Summary:
UNINTENDED AND UNEXPECTED VEHICLE MOVEMENT CAN RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY AND PROPERTY DAMAGE.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE PARK PAWL ABUTMENT BRACKET.