Ford Windstar Recalled Again; 425,000 Models Affected for Rusting Front Subframe

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Ford Windstar Recalled Again; 425,000 Models Affected for Rusting Front Subframe
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Ford has announced a recall for 425,000 of its 1999 to 2003 Windstar minivan models as a result of an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The issue surrounds a rust problem with the front subframe, that could fracture, which Ford says could result in a steering issue (although considering the structural… Continue Reading...

Ford Windstar Under Investigation Again: Rusting Subframe Linked to Crashes

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Ford Windstar Under Investigation Again: Rusting Subframe Linked to Crashes
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After an initial investigation and then a recall on the Ford Windstar for rear axle failure, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has put the minivan on notice – again. This time NHTSA’s investigation involves the van’s subframe, which reportedly suffers from the same structural rusting as the rear axles. The NHTSA website lists… Continue Reading...

Ford Windstar Rear Axle Failure Recall the Subject of ABC News Report [Video]

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The recent death of a Massachusetts man has put the spotlight on the Ford Motor Company and its handling of the recall of its Windstar minivan. The van itself was recalled back in August due to rear axles that could snap. The vans date from 1998 to 2003 and initially Ford was reluctant to issue… Continue Reading...

Ford Windstar Axle Recall Expanded as Mass. Man Killed in Accident

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Ford Windstar Axle Recall Expanded as Mass. Man Killed in Accident
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An investigation and eventually a recall on snapping rear axles on Ford’s Windstar minivan wasn’t enough to save the life of Sean Bowman of Massachussetts. A 28 year-old father of two and Coast Guard veteran, Bowman’s family received an official recall notice in the mail from Ford a week after the he had died in… Continue Reading...

Recalled Ford Windstars Mount-Up On Dealer Lots as Owners Get the Shaft

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Recalled Ford Windstars Mount-Up On Dealer Lots as Owners Get the Shaft
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The Windstar is proving to be a small nightmare for the folks at Ford and for anyone who happens to own one. First NHTSA was investigating the minivan for possible rear axle failure, then an official recall was issued. Then Ford announced it would go so far as to buy back the cars, while offering… Continue Reading...

Ford Windstar Recalled for Rear Axles That Can Snap; 575,000 Vehicles Affected

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Ford Windstar Recalled for Rear Axles That Can Snap; 575,000 Vehicles Affected
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Ford has officially announced a recall for the Windstar minivan after a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigation confirmed the rear axles on the cars can snap. The recall affects 1998 to 2003 model year models (a total of 575,000) in 21 cold-weather U.S. states and all of Canada. The issue is specific to… Continue Reading...
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