Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1996 FORD WINDSTAR

NHTSA Campaign Number: 96V086000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 96S39

Make: FORD

Model: WINDSTAR

Year: 1996

Component:
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19950701

End Date Of Manufacturing: 19951001

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 100000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 19960717

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 19960514

Date Added To File: 19960517

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
THE PARK PAWL SHAFT WAS IMPROPERLY POSITIONED WHEN THE ROLL PIN THAT RETAINS IT WAS INSTALLED DURING TRANSMISSION ASSEMBLY. IF THE SHAFT WAS NOT PROPERLY POSITIONED, THE ROLL PIN MAY NOT HAVE LINED UP WITH THE GROOVE IN THE SHAFT AND HAVE BEEN CRUSHED AT ASSEMBLY. ALSO, A BURR COULD HAVE BEEN RAISED ON THE SHAFT.

Consequence Summary:
THIS COULD RESULT IN THE PARK PAWL OCCASIONALLY NOT ENGAGING WHEN THE TRANSMISSION SELECTOR LEVER IS PLACED IN THE PARK POSITION. THIS COULD RESULT IN THE VEHICLE ROLLING AS IF IN NEUTRAL IF THE VEHICLE OPERATOR DOES NOT APPLY THE PARKING BRAKE.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE PARK PAWL SHAFT ROLL PIN. IF THE ROLL PIN IS DAMAGED, BOTH THE ROLL PIN AND THE PARK PAWL SHAFT WILL BE REPLACED. IN ADDITION, OWNERS WILL BE REMINDED TO FULLY APPLY THE PARKING BRAKE, IN ADDITION TO PLACING THE TRANSMISSION IN PARK.