Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2001 FORD WINDSTAR

NHTSA Campaign Number: 01V262000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 01S26

Make: FORD

Model: WINDSTAR

Year: 2001

Component:
EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 19980416

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20001217

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 413245

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20010827

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20010815

Date Added To File: 20010827

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MINI VANS EQUIPPED WITH AUXILIARY REAR AIR-CONDITIONING. IF THE AUXILIARY AIR-CONDITIONING BLOWER MOTOR STOPS TURNING WHILE IN THE MEDIUM-LOW BLOWER SPEED SETTING, THERE IS THE POTENTIAL THAT THE RESISTOR MAY BECOME HOT AND SMOKE.

Consequence Summary:
THE MOTOR COULD POTENTIALLY CATCH ON FIRE.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A JUMPER WIRE THAT WILL ENSURE THAT THE MEDIUM-LOW BLOWER SPEED SETTING IS PROTECTED BY THE THERMAL LIMITER. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN AUGSUT 27, 2001. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-866-436-7332.