Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 1999 FORD WINDSTAR

NHTSA Campaign Number: 12V193000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 10S13

Make: FORD

Model: WINDSTAR

Year: 1999

Component:
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19970901

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20030703

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 27000

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20120619

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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Defect Summary:
FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 1998-2003 WINDSTAR VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 1, 1997, THROUGH JULY 3, 2003, AND CURRENTLY REGISTERED OR ORIGINALLY SOLD IN VIRGINIA. OVER TIME, CORROSION CAN WEAKEN THE REAR AXLE MAKING IT SUSCEPTIBLE TO TORSIONAL STRESS. CORROSION AND STRESS CAN LEAD TO CRACKS WHICH, IF UNDETECTED, CAN INCREASE AND RESULT IN A COMPLETE FRACTURE OF THE AXLE.

Consequence Summary:
A FRACTURED AXLE CAN AFFECT VEHICLE HANDLING AND INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:
FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND INSTALL REAR AXLE REINFORCEMENT BRACKETS, OR REPLACE THE AXLES, AS NECESSARY. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 19, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-866-436-7332.