Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1999 FORD WINDSTAR

NHTSA Campaign Number: 12V194000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 11S16

Make: FORD

Model: WINDSTAR

Year: 1999

Component:
SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing:

End Date Of Manufacturing:

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 23000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20120618

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20120503

Date Added To File: 20120503

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Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 1999-2003 WINDSTAR VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA. CORROSION-RELATED FRACTURES OF THE FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARM REAR ATTACHING BRACKETS AND BODY MOUNT ATTACHMENTS MAY OCCUR.

Consequence Summary:
A SEPARATION OF A FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARM REAR ATTACHING BRACKET MAY RESULT IN A LOWER CONTROL ARM SEPARATION. A SEPARATION OF BOTH FRONT SUBFRAME REAR BODY MOUNTS MAY RESULT IN SEPARATION OF THE STEERING INTERMEDIATE SHAFT. EITHER CONDITION COULD RESULT IN SIGNIFICANT LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT BOTH FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARM REAR ATTACHING BRACKETS AND BOTH BODY MOUNT ATTACHMENTS AT THE REAR OF THE FRONT SUBFRAME AND MAKE THE NECESSARY REPAIRS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 18, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-866-436-7332.