Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1999 FORD WINDSTAR

NHTSA Campaign Number: 00V351000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 00S42

Make: FORD

Model: WINDSTAR

Year: 1999

Component:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19990218

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20000201

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 180000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20010124

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20001030

Date Added To File: 20001031

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 118

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MINIVANS BUILT WITH INSTRUMENT CLUSTERS WITHOUT THE MESSAGE CENTER, FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF STANDARD NO. 118, “POWER-OPERATED WINDOW, PARTITION, AND ROOF PANEL SYSTEMS.” THE POWER WINDOWS MAY BE OPERABLE AFTER THE IGNITION HAS BEEN TURNED TO THE “OFF” POSITION AND THE FRONT DOORS ARE OPENED.

Consequence Summary:
THE STANDARD REQUIRES THAT POWER OPERATED WINDOWS MAY BE CLOSED ONLY WHEN THE KEY IS IN THE “ON,” “START,” OR “ACCESSORY” POSITIONS, OR DURING THE INTERVAL BETWEEN THE TIME THE KEY IS TURNED OFF, AND THE OPENING OF EITHER OF THE VEHICLE’S FRONT DOORS.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL RECONFIGURE THE VEHICLE FRONT END ELECTRONIC MODULE.