Ford To Recall 600,000 Windstar Models

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It has not been a fun couple of hours for Ford. The Detroit based automaker is under investigation from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the Fusion and now, the Windstar is being recalled again.

Ford will recall 525,000 Windstar models made between 1999-2003. These vehicles can be located in the United States, Canada and other various countries. The recall is due to corrosion on the front frame, an issue which Ford has already received 74 complaints.

The rust covered subframe on the Ford Windstar could separate from its mounts, which could cause the steering to fail and even though most of America’s roads are straight, this would not be a good thing. The subframe holds the Ford’s engine, transmission and front axle.

Ford will start notifying customers next month to have them bring in their Windstar minivans to a local dealership for repair. In the United States, the recall only affects people in the Northern states, such as Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. Those living down South need not concern themselves.


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