Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1996 FORD WINDSTAR

NHTSA Campaign Number: 00V168000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 00S14

Make: FORD

Model: WINDSTAR

Year: 1996

Component:
EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing:

End Date Of Manufacturing:

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 20637

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20000719

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20000619

Date Added To File: 20000629

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 108

Defect Summary:
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.

Consequence Summary:
THE LIGHT GIVEN OFF FROM THE DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS IS BRIGHTER THAN ALLOWED BY U.S. STANDARDS.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL BE ADVISED TO DEACTIVATE THE RUNNING LIGHT FUNCTION AND TO COMPLETE ANY OUTSTANDING SAFETY RECALLS ON THESE VEHICLES.