Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2002 FORD WINDSTAR

NHTSA Campaign Number: 03V459000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 03C05

Make: FORD

Model: WINDSTAR

Year: 2002

Component:
SEATS:MID/REAR ASSEMBLY

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20010307

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20021105

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 257119

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20031121

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20031106

Date Added To File: 20031106

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 225

Defect Summary:
CERTAIN MINIVANS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 225, “CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE SYSTEM.” DURING TESTING, A THIRD ROW BENCH FLOOR-TO-SEAT LATCH RELEASED BEFORE THE STRENGTH REQUIREMENT WAS MET. IDENTICAL LATCHES ARE USED IN THE SECOND ROW OF SEATS.

Consequence Summary:
IF THE LATCHES ON TH4E SECOND OR THIRD ROW SEATS OF THE VEHICLE RELEASE IN A CRASH, THE POTENTIAL FOR OCCUPANT INJURY IS INCREASED.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SEAT-TO-FLOOR LATCHES ON THE SECOND AND THIRD ROW OF SEATS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 21, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.