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1998 Ford Windstar
3.0L 6-cyl Engine Code [U] Engine Code [U]
150 bhp. @ 5000 rpm / Torque: 172 ft. lbs. @ 3000 rpm
3.0L - V 6-cyl (Gasoline)
Compression Ratio: 9:1

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Product Cross Reference Guide: This product cross reference guide follows recommendations outlined in your owners manual and also reflects periodic service recommendation updates from the original equipment manufacturer for this particular model (1998 Ford Windstar with engine code [U]) show example...

For example, the manufacturer may have recommended 5W30 motor oil at the time of production (owners manual) & later revised the recommendation to 5W20. This guide will reflect latest recommendation by the manufacturer for this model. If there are no special instructions from the manufacturer, the owner can choose to follow either one of the recommendation without voiding warranty hide example.

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  1. Engine Oil

    Grade 1  »  SEO15
    Maximum Performance
    All TEMPS  »  5W-20 [1]
  2. Automatic Transmission

  3. Power Steering Fluid

  4. Brake Fluid

    Brake Fluid  »  HB

    DOT 3 and 4 Brake Fluid (BFLVCN) [3]
  5. Lubricants & Fluids Comments  »  [*]

    [1] This specification has been updated from 5W-30 to 5W-20
    per a Technical Service Bulletin from the manufacturer
    5W-20 is the preferred viscosity.
    [2] Per TSB 07-1-7 Mercon V can now be used to service power
    steering systems in which the original recommendation
    was Mercon
    [3] Motorcraft High Performance DOT 3 brake fluid, P/N PM-1-C
    or equivalent meeting Ford specification WSS-M6C65-A1.

  6. Fluid Capacities (drive train fluids)

    Engine, with filter  »  4.5 quarts [1]
    Cooling System, With Rear HEAT Initial Fill  »  13.7 quarts
    Passenger Car & Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant
    AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
    Cooling System, Without RR HEAT Initial Fill  »  12.2 quarts
    Passenger Car & Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant
    AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
    Automatic Transmission, AX4S Initial Fill  »  Not Specified
    Automatic Transmission, Total Fill
    4 speed AX4S  »  12.3 quarts
    ANTPC ANT ANTPC ANT
    Capacities Comments
    [1] After refill check oil level.
  7. Chassis Lubrication

    0 Fittings, 0 Plugs
  8. Torque Specifications

    Oil Drain Plug  »  10 ft/lbs

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  1. Filters: Oil, Air, Cabin, Fuel, Transmission, Hydraulic & Crankcase

    Oil Filter Ea® Oil Filter (EAO34)  
    Oil Filter MANN Oil Filter (W71936)  
    Oil Filter WIX 51516 Oil Filter [1]
    Air Filter WIX 46126 Air Filter  
    Fuel Filter WIX 33296 Fuel Filter  
    Transmission Filter WIX 58822 Auto Tran Filter [2]
    Transmission Filter WIX 58815 Auto Tran Filter [3]

    Filter Comments
    [1] Manufacturer OE Recommended Oil Change Intervals
    [2] with Deep Pan
    [3] with Shallow Pan
  2. Gasoline Engine Fuel Additives

    Dominator Octane Boost (AOB)
    AOBDominator Octane Boost (AOB)

    Maximizes power and improves performance in all two-cycle and four-cycle gasoline engines. Reduces engine knock, improves ignition and engine response, helps fuel burn cleaner and inhibits corrosion. Recommended for off-road and racing use. Packag...

    Gasoline Stabilizer (AST)
    ASTGasoline Stabilizer (AST)

    AMSOIL Gasoline Stabilizer (AST) reduces the oxidation process that occurs when fuel is stored for extended periods, improving performance, extending equipment life and decreasing maintenance expenses. Package sizes include: 16-oz. Bottle ...

    P.I Performance Improver (API)
    APIP.I Performance Improver (API)

    P.i. improves fuel mileage an average of 2.3% and up to 5.7%. Reduces emissions such as hydrocarbons (HC) up to 15%, carbon monoxide (CO) up to 26% and nitrous oxides (NOx) up to 17%. Restores power and performance. Reduces the need for costly higher...

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XLM5W-20 Extended Life Synthetic Motor Oil (XLM)

AMSOIL XL Synthetic Motor Oil is the choice for those who want to do something extra for their vehicle. Its boosted formulation delivers extra cleaning power, outstanding wear control, excellent high and low temperature protection and exceptional fue...
OEM5W-20 OE Series Synthetic Motor Oil (OEM)

OE Synthetic Motor Oil is for mechanics and drivers seeking peace of mind protection and exceptional value in synthetic motor oil. It delivers 100 percent synthetic engine protection for advanced automotive technology, including turbochargers and dir...
ATFSignature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF

AMSOIL Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF is engineered to outperform conventional automatic transmission fluids and exceed the performance requirements of most North American, European and Asian vehicles. This sophisticated formulation pro...
OTFOE Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF

AMSOIL OE Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid provides passenger-car/light-truck transmissions excellent wear protection, sludge resistance and extreme-temperature performance throughout original equipment manufacturer (OEM)-recommended drain inte...
BFLVDOT 3 and 4 Synthetic Brake Fluid (BFLV)

*** This item is available for US customers only *** Brake fluid acts as a hydraulic fluid, transferring power and lubricating brake system components while also preventing corrosion. It must contend with extreme heat and the inevitable moi...
ANTPCPassenger Vehicle Antifreeze (ANTPC)

Ethylene Glycol 50/50 Pre-Mix Formulation AMSOIL Passenger Car/Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant provides superior heat transfer and excellent protection against corrosion, freezing and boilover. It provides maximum protection in extreme temper...
ANTAntifreeze and Engine Coolant (ANT)

AMSOIL Antifreeze & Coolant (ANT) is a low-toxicity propylene glycol antifreeze formulated to provide benefits far beyond those found in today's conventional antifreeze and coolant products. This revolutionary formulation provides maximum antifre...
wix oil filterWIX Automotive, Light Truck & Racing Oil Filters

WIX Oil filters are made with full metal base plate for superior strength at the double seal & also feature a silicone anti-drainback valve. Glass enhanced media in WIX oil filters offers greater efficiency, capturing more 10 to 12 micron sized particles than other cellulose or synthetic blend medias.
wix air filterWIX Automotive, Light Truck & Racing Air Filters

WIX panel element air filters have a linear path through the filter for low airflow restriction & an exclusive pocket pleat for the filter media. Radial air filters are constructed of mesh screen on the inside wall diameter for element strength and media protection from backfire.
wix fuel filterWIX Automotive, Light Truck and Racing Fuel Filters

wix filterWIX Fuel Filters provide an unmatched fuel cleansing performance. They prevent pump wear, injector clogging, premature engine wear and help boost fuel efficiency. Offer quick, easy filter replacement, long life and the possibility of extended service intervals.
wix transmission filterWIX Automotive & Light Truck Transmission Filters

WIX Transmission Filters protect automatic transmissions against contaminants in the transmission fluid system. Proper filtration helps improve transmission life by minimizing wear and preventing sticking and scoring of sensitive shift control valves.

Maintenance Schedule as Provided by OEM Documentation

Distance:
5,000 miles (8,000 km)
Action:
Rotate
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
5,000 miles (8,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Engine oil
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.18
Parts Units:
4.5
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A substance that lubricates and cools the moving parts of the engine and reduces corrosion and the formation of rust.
Distance:
5,000 miles (8,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Oil filter
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A cartridge-filled canister placed in an engine's lubricating system to strain dirt and abrasive materials out of the oil.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Brake lines, hoses & connections
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.02
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Tubes and their connections that carry brake fluid between the various components in a vehicle's brake system.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Brake system
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.4
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A vehicle's stopping mechanism comprised of a pedal connected to a hydraulic master cylinder that can actuate clamping and/or expanding devices at all four wheels that slow or stop a vehicle's rolling motion. Components in a basic brake system are the master cylinder, calipers and/or wheel cylinders, linings or pads or shoes, rotors and/or drums.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect & lubricate
Item:
Steering & suspension
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.4
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A vehicle's steering is the collection of components that enable the operator to direct a vehicle in a desired direction. Suspension is the assemblage of joints, links and other components between a vehicle and its wheels.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Automatic transmission fluid
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.02
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used for lubricating and cooling an automatic transmission.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Ball joints
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Movable joints in the steering linkage and suspension system of a vehicle that permit rotating movement in any direction between the parts that are joined.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Exhaust system
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A system of tubing that routes exhaust gases from the exhaust manifold to the rear of the car and into the air. The exhaust system includes catalytic converters and mufflers that help reduce air and noise pollution generated by an engine.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Air filter
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A device that filters incoming air fed to the engine.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Fuel filter
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.5
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A replaceable metal or plastic canister that prevents particulate matter and most contaminants in the fuel from reaching the engine.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Automatic transmission fluid
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.5
Parts Units:
12.3
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used for lubricating and cooling an automatic transmission.
Distance:
45,000 miles (72,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1.5
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.
Distance:
75,000 miles (120,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1.5
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.
Distance:
100,000 miles (160,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Drive belt(s)
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.03
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A belt that transfers the rotation of the engine through the crankshaft pulley to drive various devices, such as the alternator, water pump, air conditioning compressor or power steering pump.
Distance:
100,000 miles (160,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
PCV valve
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve, an emissions related device that allows venting of combustion gases from the crankcase to the intake system rather than the atmosphere.
Distance:
100,000 miles (160,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Spark plugs
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.8
Parts Units:
6
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Cables that carry a high-voltage electrical charge from the distributor cap or ignition coils to the spark plugs.
Distance:
105,000 miles (168,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1.5
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.
Distance:
150,000 miles (240,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1.5
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.

Service Bulletin as Provided by OEM & NHTSA

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0717961021
NHTSA Item Number:
50381

Component Description: Structure:body.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information for when replacing an interior trim component under warranty. ( nhtsa item number - 50381 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC3362972301
NHTSA Item Number:
51448

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:anti-theft controller.

Service Bulletin Summary: Remote anti-theft personality module have two option levels. ( nhtsa item number - 51448 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC3370972301
NHTSA Item Number:
51450

Component Description: Electrical system:fuses and circuit breakers.

Service Bulletin Summary: The illumination of malfunction indicator light, on and diagnostic trouble codes p1131, p1151, p1132, p1152. ( nhtsa item number - 51450 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC3381972301
NHTSA Item Number:
51454

Component Description: Visibility:windshield wiper/washer.

Service Bulletin Summary: Adapters are available to convert vehicle "j hook" windshield wiper arms to a conventional pin style. ( nhtsa item number - 51454 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC1022097230
NHTSA Item Number:
51582

Component Description: Visibility:windshield wiper/washer.

Service Bulletin Summary: Adapters are available to convert windstar "j hook" windshield wiper arms to a conventional pin style to allow the use after market booted winter blades. ( nhtsa item number - 51582 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC1022697230
NHTSA Item Number:
51589

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:anti-theft controller.

Service Bulletin Summary: The remote anti-theft personality module have two option levels. ( nhtsa item number - 51589 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
BC3150970219
NHTSA Item Number:
51744

Component Description: Steering:hydraulic power assist system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Power steering leak at the constant tension clamps. ( nhtsa item number - 51744 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
BC1031597020
NHTSA Item Number:
51773

Component Description: Steering:hydraulic power assist:hose, piping, and connections.

Service Bulletin Summary: Power steering line leaks on 95/96 3. 8l trailer tow equipped tube and fin cooler systems see oasis message 4685. ( nhtsa item number - 51773 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
BC3274970207
NHTSA Item Number:
51872

Component Description: Exterior lighting:headlights.

Service Bulletin Summary: Replacement headlamp bulbs - several aftermarket companies are offering replacement bulbs with a higher wattage that are not dot approved - sold with disclaimer of "for off-road use only" - the bulbs draw more current than the oem bulbs a ( nhtsa item number - 51872 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9751
NHTSA Item Number:
51931

Component Description: Seats.

Service Bulletin Summary: Interior- leather seat cleaning procedure- service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 51931 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-03-01
Bulletin Number:
97511
NHTSA Item Number:
51945

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Fluid- transmission fluid usage charts. ( nhtsa item number - 51945 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-05-01
Bulletin Number:
BC2230970501
NHTSA Item Number:
52771

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:module.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles equipped with traction control experiencing a flashing trac off light at intermittent times while driving. ( nhtsa item number - 52771 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-05-01
Bulletin Number:
BC2240970501
NHTSA Item Number:
52779

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: If difficulties are encountered installing any ford dealer-installed add-on accessory, consult the ford accessories reference book. ( nhtsa item number - 52779 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-05-01
Bulletin Number:
BC2295970501
NHTSA Item Number:
52791

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Instructions on how to identify 20 gallon or 25 gallon fuel tanks - 1996 service manual incorrectly lists fuel tank at 16 gallons. ( nhtsa item number - 52791 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-05-01
Bulletin Number:
BC2380970501
NHTSA Item Number:
52820

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Harsh 1-2 upshift. ( nhtsa item number - 52820 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-05-01
Bulletin Number:
BC105909705
NHTSA Item Number:
52870

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Instructions on how to identify fuel tank sizes. ( nhtsa item number - 52870 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-05-01
Bulletin Number:
BC106059705
NHTSA Item Number:
52885

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:module.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles equipped with traction control may experience a flashing trac off light at intermittent timew while driving. ( nhtsa item number - 52885 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-11-01
Bulletin Number:
97111097237
NHTSA Item Number:
53663

Component Description: Power train.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns with harsh engagements and harsh shifts with diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) 628, p0741 and/or p1744. ( nhtsa item number - 53663 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-11-01
Bulletin Number:
971110972310
NHTSA Item Number:
53666

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:cooling system:radiator assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Experiencing a coolant leak from the upper radiator hose. ( nhtsa item number - 53666 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-11-01
Bulletin Number:
976011
NHTSA Item Number:
605804

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Experiencing difficulty diagnosing vehicles with evaporative fuel system diagnostic trouble codes. ( nhtsa item number - 605804 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-01-01
Bulletin Number:
9898A
NHTSA Item Number:
600620

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Exhibiting driveability condition: harsh 1-2 up-shift on very light throttle only. ( nhtsa item number - 600620 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-01-01
Bulletin Number:
9814
NHTSA Item Number:
605562

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:disc:rotor.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding the availability of hub-mount brake rotor machining equipment. ( nhtsa item number - 605562 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-01-01
Bulletin Number:
9818
NHTSA Item Number:
605568

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump.

Service Bulletin Summary: Fuel pump replacement procedure - service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 605568 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-01-01
Bulletin Number:
98125
NHTSA Item Number:
605607

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicle may exhibit a "whistling" noise heard from the a/c plenum. ( nhtsa item number - 605607 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-01-01
Bulletin Number:
98127
NHTSA Item Number:
605609

Component Description: Vehicle speed control.

Service Bulletin Summary: Experiencing accelerator pedal "buzzing" noise and / or exhaust "droning" noise at approximately 1700 rpm whle driving. ( nhtsa item number - 605609 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-01-01
Bulletin Number:
980304
NHTSA Item Number:
607705

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Intermittent no forward engagement with or without dtc p1784 action. ( nhtsa item number - 607705 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-01-01
Bulletin Number:
090308
NHTSA Item Number:
607711

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Mil light on with evaporative dtc p0442, p0455 ( nhtsa item number - 607711 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-01-01
Bulletin Number:
98-0316
NHTSA Item Number:
607717

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns with slow fuel fill, distorted fuel tank, fuel gage erratic, fuel odor. ( nhtsa item number - 607717 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-01-01
Bulletin Number:
983580
NHTSA Item Number:
607842

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles may exhibit a harsh 1-2 shift on light throttle only. ( nhtsa item number - 607842 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-01-01
Bulletin Number:
983581
NHTSA Item Number:
607843

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit conditions of exhaust drone at 1700 rpm. ( nhtsa item number - 607843 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-01-01
Bulletin Number:
9811257
NHTSA Item Number:
607862

Component Description: Exterior lighting.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles equipped with 3rd row map lights may exhibit loose fitting lights. ( nhtsa item number - 607862 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-02-01
Bulletin Number:
9831
NHTSA Item Number:
600585

Component Description: Structure:body.

Service Bulletin Summary: Repairs to vinyl covered surfaces. ( nhtsa item number - 600585 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-02-01
Bulletin Number:
9833
NHTSA Item Number:
600587

Component Description: Structure:body.

Service Bulletin Summary: Service tips for surface defect removal without repainting. ( nhtsa item number - 600587 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-02-01
Bulletin Number:
983090
NHTSA Item Number:
607378

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding vehicles exhibiting a stall on decel condition. ( nhtsa item number - 607378 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-02-01
Bulletin Number:
983094
NHTSA Item Number:
607384

Component Description: Structure:body:door.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles with power door locks may exhibit an intermittent operation or grind when cycled. ( nhtsa item number - 607384 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-02-01
Bulletin Number:
983101
NHTSA Item Number:
607387

Component Description: Structure:body.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a noise while turning or braking. ( nhtsa item number - 607387 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-02-01
Bulletin Number:
983141
NHTSA Item Number:
607414

Component Description: Power train:axle assembly:axle shaft.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a harst 1 - 2 shift on light throttle only. ( nhtsa item number - 607414 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-02-01
Bulletin Number:
983171
NHTSA Item Number:
607420

Component Description: Fuel system, other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Conditions with the fuel gau-ge not reading full or the gauge may prematurely drop to the 3/4 mark. ( nhtsa item number - 607420 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-02-01
Bulletin Number:
983292
NHTSA Item Number:
607454

Component Description: Exterior lighting.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles equipped with 3rd row map lights may exhibit loose fitting lights. ( nhtsa item number - 607454 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-02-01
Bulletin Number:
983303
NHTSA Item Number:
607464

Component Description: Structure:body:door.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns of broken and or binding blend door. ( nhtsa item number - 607464 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-02-01
Bulletin Number:
983314
NHTSA Item Number:
607477

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Tsb97-16-10 (mil illumonated-diagnastic trouble codes (dtcs) po300 through po306 comprehensive diagnostic procedures-3. 8l engine) does not apply to 19881/2 model year windstar vehicles. ( nhtsa item number - 607477 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-02-01
Bulletin Number:
9811349
NHTSA Item Number:
607518

Component Description: Structure:body:door.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles with power door locks may exhibit an intermittent operation or grind when cycled. ( nhtsa item number - 607518 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
985A5
NHTSA Item Number:
601003

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:disc:rotor.

Service Bulletin Summary: Hub-mount brake rotor machining equipment from rotunda is now approved for warranty and service use. ( nhtsa item number - 601003 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
985A28
NHTSA Item Number:
601035

Component Description: Parking brake.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles experience the parking brake may not release. ( nhtsa item number - 601035 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9844
NHTSA Item Number:
601263

Component Description: Structure:body.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some difficulty in matching the texture of the oem anti-chip stone abrasion material to rpair materials when servicing. ( nhtsa item number - 601263 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9845
NHTSA Item Number:
601264

Component Description: Service brakes, air:disc:rotor.

Service Bulletin Summary: Availability of hub-mount brake rotor machining equipment. ( nhtsa item number - 601264 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
98411
NHTSA Item Number:
601272

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Service procedure for blue service tagged transaxles. ( nhtsa item number - 601272 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
98416
NHTSA Item Number:
601277

Component Description: Structure:body:door.

Service Bulletin Summary: Experiencing a grinding noise or inoperative door lock may occur when cycling the power front door locks on some vehicles. ( nhtsa item number - 601277 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9854
NHTSA Item Number:
601294

Component Description: Seats.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a lound squeaking and / or creaking heard from the driver's seat during driver movement. ( nhtsa item number - 601294 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9855
NHTSA Item Number:
601295

Component Description: Structure:body.

Service Bulletin Summary: Wet carpet and/or headliner in cargo area. ( nhtsa item number - 601295 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9857
NHTSA Item Number:
601297

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm).

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may stall during deceleration when coming to a stop, during slow speed parking maneuvers and/or coasting through slow sweeping turns. ( nhtsa item number - 601297 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
98515
NHTSA Item Number:
601304

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a squeaking, rattling, chirping, ticking and / or buzzing noise heard from the instrument panel area. ( nhtsa item number - 601304 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9864
NHTSA Item Number:
601312

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on a buzzing or rattle noise from the exhaust system. ( nhtsa item number - 601312 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
984993
NHTSA Item Number:
613032

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles, with build dates on / after 9/8/97, may exhibit a harsh or jerky 3-2 transmission downshift under certain low speed operating conditions. ( nhtsa item number - 613032 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
9888
NHTSA Item Number:
601238

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on a new transmission fluid usage chart. ( nhtsa item number - 601238 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
98811
NHTSA Item Number:
601242

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: A loose fan control switch on the auxiliary climate control unit may occur on some vehicles. ( nhtsa item number - 601242 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
9852
NHTSA Item Number:
601290

Component Description: Tires.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on tire company telephone numbers for customer assistance. ( nhtsa item number - 601290 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
9873
NHTSA Item Number:
601341

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:radio/tape deck/cd etc. .

Service Bulletin Summary: Experiencing a whining / buzzing noise in the speakers of the entertainment radio or two-way radio. ( nhtsa item number - 601341 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
9876
NHTSA Item Number:
601361

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Damaged or worn cloth or vinyl door trim panel inserts can now be replaced without replacing the door panel. ( nhtsa item number - 601361 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
9879
NHTSA Item Number:
601364

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: A vibration may be felt when the vehicle is driven at highway speeds. ( nhtsa item number - 601364 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
980306
NHTSA Item Number:
602159

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles experience a premature low fuel warning, slow fuel fill. ( nhtsa item number - 602159 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
980311
NHTSA Item Number:
603505

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Check engine lamp on and misfire dtc (s) p0300-p0306. ( nhtsa item number - 603505 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
980322
NHTSA Item Number:
603515

Component Description: Vehicle speed control.

Service Bulletin Summary: Experiencing harsh light throttle 1-2 shift. ( nhtsa item number - 603515 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
980351
NHTSA Item Number:
603519

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Exhibiting a stalling condition during decelerationg to a stop and low speed parking lot maneuvers. ( nhtsa item number - 603519 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
982451
NHTSA Item Number:
603523

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some customers have concerns of erratic downshift. ( nhtsa item number - 603523 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
982465
NHTSA Item Number:
603531

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:drum:drum.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit rear drum brakes that drag or will not release properly when operated in wet conditions and / or below freeezing temperatures. ( nhtsa item number - 603531 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
982512
NHTSA Item Number:
603540

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a customer concern of inoperative overdrive cancel light. ( nhtsa item number - 603540 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
982533
NHTSA Item Number:
603553

Component Description: Suspension.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a customer concern of vibration above 45 mph. ( nhtsa item number - 603553 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
982535
NHTSA Item Number:
603555

Component Description: Suspension:rear.

Service Bulletin Summary: Exhibiting a customer concern of rear end noise over bumps. ( nhtsa item number - 603555 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
982675
NHTSA Item Number:
603573

Component Description: Power train:axle assembly:axle shaft:seal.

Service Bulletin Summary: A revised forward clutch inner seal for the axod, axode, ax4s & ax4n transaxle is available with improved sealing and reduced chance of the seal rolling during installation. ( nhtsa item number - 603573 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
982677
NHTSA Item Number:
603575

Component Description: Visibility:defroster/defogger system:windshield:heater core.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a high pitch whistle from the heater core housing case. ( nhtsa item number - 603575 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
9811302
NHTSA Item Number:
603603

Component Description: Power train:axle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: A concern has been found on the transaxle id tag may exhibit a harsh 1-2 shift on light throttle only. ( nhtsa item number - 603603 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
9811451
NHTSA Item Number:
603605

Component Description: Visibility:defroster/defogger system:windshield:heater core.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles may exhibit a high pich whistle from the heater core housing case. ( nhtsa item number - 603605 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
9811472
NHTSA Item Number:
613382

Component Description: Suspension.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a customer concern of vibration above 45 mph. ( nhtsa item number - 613382 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
11474
NHTSA Item Number:
613384

Component Description: Suspension:rear.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some model year vehicles may exhibit a customer concern of rear end noise over bumps. ( nhtsa item number - 613384 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
9811484
NHTSA Item Number:
613395

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some high mileage vehicle may exhibit a customer concern of inoperative overdrive cancel light. ( nhtsa item number - 613395 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
11507
NHTSA Item Number:
613765

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Customer concern of erratic downshift. ( nhtsa item number - 613765 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-05-01
Bulletin Number:
97120897251
NHTSA Item Number:
600584

Component Description: Steering:hydraulic power assist system.

Service Bulletin Summary: The front end accessory drive (fead) belt may slip momentarily in wet conditions causing a reduction in power steering assist or the generator lamp. ( nhtsa item number - 600584 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-05-01
Bulletin Number:
98021698316
NHTSA Item Number:
600599

Component Description: Power train.

Service Bulletin Summary: Provided information to clarify calibrations vs. Pcm vs. Catalyst assemblies. ( nhtsa item number - 600599 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-08-01
Bulletin Number:
98B24
NHTSA Item Number:
603845

Component Description: Seat belts.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject on second - row seat standard equipment window sticker discrepancy. ( nhtsa item number - 603845 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-08-01
Bulletin Number:
981512
NHTSA Item Number:
609551

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:emission control.

Service Bulletin Summary: A direct replacement part for the evaporative emission canister and bracket assembly. Ak ( nhtsa item number - 609551 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-08-01
Bulletin Number:
98153
NHTSA Item Number:
609552

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm).

Service Bulletin Summary: This tsb is being republished in its entirety to revise the power train control module (pcm) calibration cross reference and revise pcm service part numbers. ( nhtsa item number - 609552 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-08-01
Bulletin Number:
981519
NHTSA Item Number:
609559

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm).

Service Bulletin Summary: Traction control lamp flasing intermittently with diagnostic trouble codes u1009 and/or u1027. ( nhtsa item number - 609559 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-08-01
Bulletin Number:
11505
NHTSA Item Number:
613763

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit rear drum brakes that drag or will not release properly when operated in wet conditions and / or below freezing temperatures. ( nhtsa item number - 613763 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-08-01
Bulletin Number:
4618
NHTSA Item Number:
615156

Component Description: Fuel system, other:storage:fuel gauge system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Brief information vehicles exhibiting premature low fuel warning, slow fuel fill. ( nhtsa item number - 615156 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-08-01
Bulletin Number:
4619
NHTSA Item Number:
615157

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit malfunction indicator light on with evaporative diagnostic trouble codes p0442, p0455 set. ( nhtsa item number - 615157 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-08-01
Bulletin Number:
4620
NHTSA Item Number:
615158

Component Description: Vehicle speed control.

Service Bulletin Summary: Brief information on vehicles exhibiting harsh light throttle 1-2 shift. ( nhtsa item number - 615158 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-08-01
Bulletin Number:
4639
NHTSA Item Number:
615177

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on diagnostic procedures for vehicles exhibiting check engine lamp on and misfire diagnostic trouble codes p0300 - p0306. ( nhtsa item number - 615177 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-08-01
Bulletin Number:
98163
NHTSA Item Number:
6090873

Component Description: Structure:body:door.

Service Bulletin Summary: Locks failed. Yd ( nhtsa item number - 6090873 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-09-01
Bulletin Number:
98-4721
NHTSA Item Number:
607131

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Premature low fuel warning, slow fuel fill action. ( nhtsa item number - 607131 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-09-01
Bulletin Number:
98-4723
NHTSA Item Number:
607135

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Engine check lamp on, and misfire dtc (s) po300-po306 action. ( nhtsa item number - 607135 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-09-01
Bulletin Number:
98-4743
NHTSA Item Number:
607160

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Fuel tank problems. ( nhtsa item number - 607160 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-10-01
Bulletin Number:
98203
NHTSA Item Number:
603688

Component Description: Structure:body.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns with adhensives not recommended for body panel repairs. ( nhtsa item number - 603688 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-10-01
Bulletin Number:
982010
NHTSA Item Number:
603695

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Experiencing a " buzzing " or " rattling " noise from the exhaust system. ( nhtsa item number - 603695 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-10-01
Bulletin Number:
982011
NHTSA Item Number:
603696

Component Description: Child seat.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns of webbing twists or binds on integrated child safety seat (ics) belt. ( nhtsa item number - 603696 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
98E03
NHTSA Item Number:
603071

Component Description: Power train.

Service Bulletin Summary: Reprogramming powertrain control module calibration codes on some vehicles. ( nhtsa item number - 603071 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
98221
NHTSA Item Number:
603710

Component Description: Power train:axle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Intermittent neutral condition after driving and coming to a stop. ( nhtsa item number - 603710 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
98235
NHTSA Item Number:
603719

Component Description: Structure:body.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles experience overhead console loose or hangs down. ( nhtsa item number - 603719 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
982310
NHTSA Item Number:
603724

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:emission control.

Service Bulletin Summary: Mass air flow (maf)- sensor contamination- service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 603724 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
982323
NHTSA Item Number:
603930

Component Description: Structure:body.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding replacement and / or repairs on any lock component. ( nhtsa item number - 603930 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
984989
NHTSA Item Number:
613028

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:emission control.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a malfunction indicator lamp on condition with diagnostic trouble code p1450 due to an obstruction in the canister vent hose. ( nhtsa item number - 613028 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
12065
NHTSA Item Number:
613031

Component Description: Structure:body.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles built may 1, 1998 to july 3, 1998 may have a loose overhead console. ( nhtsa item number - 613031 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
985018
NHTSA Item Number:
613043

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline:belts and associated pulleys.

Service Bulletin Summary: Experiencng a whine noise coming from the front end accessory drive (fead). ( nhtsa item number - 613043 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
985020
NHTSA Item Number:
613045

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:master cylinder.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles built through 9/8/97 may exhibit a condition of multiple diagostic trouble codes. This may be caused by brake fluid and water contamination of circuit 361 and connector c102 under the master cylinder. ( nhtsa item number - 613045 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
12076
NHTSA Item Number:
613053

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a condition of check engine light (mil) on and continuous dtc po466 (evap system malfunction). ( nhtsa item number - 613053 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
985026
NHTSA Item Number:
613058

Component Description: Structure:body.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles built may 1, 1998 to july 3, 1998 may have a loose overhead console. ( nhtsa item number - 613058 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
5039
NHTSA Item Number:
613083

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:module.

Service Bulletin Summary: A pcm reprogramming error will occur on vehicles if an incorrect calibration qualifier is selected. ( nhtsa item number - 613083 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
12099
NHTSA Item Number:
613084

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles with the ax4s transaxle have an inline transmission cooler bypass valve located in the cooler line near the radiator cooler. ( nhtsa item number - 613084 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
12114
NHTSA Item Number:
613104

Component Description: Suspension:front.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a front end grind/crunch noise during a slow speed turn. ( nhtsa item number - 613104 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
12169
NHTSA Item Number:
613186

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm).

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a ngs error message after ngs/sbts pcm reprogramming. ( nhtsa item number - 613186 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
985056
NHTSA Item Number:
613192

Component Description: Fuel system, other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Repeat message regarding premature low fuel warning, slow fuel fill. ( nhtsa item number - 613192 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
985086
NHTSA Item Number:
613214

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a customer concern described as an air conditioner hiss noise. ( nhtsa item number - 613214 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
12174
NHTSA Item Number:
613224

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a hard start/long crank, cold start stall, cold rough idle concern. ( nhtsa item number - 613224 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
985095
NHTSA Item Number:
613227

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a condition of check engine light on and continuous diagnostic trouble code p0446 (evap system malfunction). ( nhtsa item number - 613227 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
12178
NHTSA Item Number:
613234

Component Description: Power train.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding tsb 98-5a-12 (transaxle/transmission/transfer case-vehicles towed behind recreational vehicles-recommended guidelines) does not list towing information for certain model vehicles. ( nhtsa item number - 613234 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
985137
NHTSA Item Number:
613274

Component Description: Suspension:front.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a front end grind / crunch noise during a slow speed turn. ( nhtsa item number - 613274 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
98256
NHTSA Item Number:
603644

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may stall during deceleration when coming to a stop. ( nhtsa item number - 603644 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
98259
NHTSA Item Number:
603647

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vinyl covered items such as dash panels, door trim panels, consoles, etc. , may exhibit a small dent, scuff, abrasion and/ or discoloration resulting from assembly, transit, dealer prep and/or customer usage. ( nhtsa item number - 603647 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
982511
NHTSA Item Number:
603649

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Service tips on composite fuel rail. ( nhtsa item number - 603649 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
98246
NHTSA Item Number:
604059

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Ford motor company has released a new electrical grease ( f8az - 19g208-aa ) to reduce the possibility of moisture corrosion at the terminals. ( nhtsa item number - 604059 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
5131
NHTSA Item Number:
615326

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:cooling unit and lines.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding vehicles with the ax4s transaxle having an inline transmission cooler bypass valve located in the cooler line near the radiator cooler. ( nhtsa item number - 615326 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
5203
NHTSA Item Number:
615335

Component Description: Vehicle speed control:cruise control.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a hard start / long crank, cold start stall, cold rough idle concern. ( nhtsa item number - 615335 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
5205
NHTSA Item Number:
615337

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm).

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a ngs error message, total checksum error after ngs / sbts pcm reprogramming. ( nhtsa item number - 615337 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
5266
NHTSA Item Number:
615387

Component Description: Vehicle speed control.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding harsh light throttle 1-2 upshift condition. ( nhtsa item number - 615387 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
5271
NHTSA Item Number:
615392

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding engine stall on deceleration or during slow speed maneuvering. ( nhtsa item number - 615392 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
5346
NHTSA Item Number:
615429

Component Description: Visibility:rear window wiper/washer:motor.

Service Bulletin Summary: Manual correction when performing rear wiper motor pinpoint test. ( nhtsa item number - 615429 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
12227
NHTSA Item Number:
615488

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: For all vehicles with generic electronic module (gem) concerns that require a module replacement, the technician must call for approval before removing and / or replacing the module. ( nhtsa item number - 615488 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
12230
NHTSA Item Number:
615491

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:antilock.

Service Bulletin Summary: All vehicles with antilock brake module concerns that require a module replacement, the technician must call for approval before removing and / or replacing the module. ( nhtsa item number - 615491 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
12263
NHTSA Item Number:
615516

Component Description: Visibility:rear window wiper/washer.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information used when performing rear wiper pinpoint tests. ( nhtsa item number - 615516 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
98E03
NHTSA Item Number:
616509

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm).

Service Bulletin Summary: Emission recall on reprogramming powertrain control module calibration codes. ( nhtsa item number - 616509 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-01-01
Bulletin Number:
98203
NHTSA Item Number:
604389

Component Description: Structure:body.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns with the potential effects of adhesives used for body panel repairs. ( nhtsa item number - 604389 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BPI9904
NHTSA Item Number:
605850

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm).

Service Bulletin Summary: Conditions with the trac off lamp illuminating intermittently and ther may also be stored trouble codes u1009 and / or u1027. ( nhtsa item number - 605850 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9943
NHTSA Item Number:
604751

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:module.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding reprogramming powertrain control modules (pcms). ( nhtsa item number - 604751 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-03-01
Bulletin Number:
5518
NHTSA Item Number:
605190

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on servicing oil pan gasket leaks. ( nhtsa item number - 605190 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-03-01
Bulletin Number:
12559
NHTSA Item Number:
605294

Component Description: Power train:clutch assembly:pedal/linkage.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns with reverse clutch that could become sheared or torn in extremely cold temperatures. ( nhtsa item number - 605294 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-03-01
Bulletin Number:
12606
NHTSA Item Number:
605328

Component Description: Structure:body:tailgate.

Service Bulletin Summary: Experiencing rattle / chuck noise from liftgate area due to lubricant that has been applied to the liftgate wedges. ( nhtsa item number - 605328 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-03-01
Bulletin Number:
12616
NHTSA Item Number:
605338

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:lever and linkage:column shift.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on transaxle service case replacement with oss (output shaft speed sensor) hole. ( nhtsa item number - 605338 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-05-01
Bulletin Number:
99-8-15
NHTSA Item Number:
606419

Component Description: Structure:body:door.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding door trim panel replacement - service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 606419 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-05-01
Bulletin Number:
99816
NHTSA Item Number:
606420

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Ford motor company now recommends sae 5w-30 viscosity grade for servicing any ford gasoline-powered vehicle regardless of model year. ( nhtsa item number - 606420 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-06-01
Bulletin Number:
99111
NHTSA Item Number:
606433

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information designed to aid in the diagnosis, testing and repair of noise, vibration and harshness (nvh) concerns. ( nhtsa item number - 606433 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-06-01
Bulletin Number:
99129
NHTSA Item Number:
606460

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:radio/tape deck/cd etc. .

Service Bulletin Summary: Experiencing a whine / buzz type noise in the speakers of the entertainment radio or two-way radio on vehicles with an in-tank electric fuel pump. ( nhtsa item number - 606460 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-06-01
Bulletin Number:
991210
NHTSA Item Number:
606461

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Ford motor company has released a private labeled material to be used for iron particle / acid rain service repairs. ( nhtsa item number - 606461 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-06-01
Bulletin Number:
99131
NHTSA Item Number:
606484

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns with engine coolant leaking into engine oil on some vehicles. ( nhtsa item number - 606484 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-06-01
Bulletin Number:
99139
NHTSA Item Number:
606508

Component Description: Exterior lighting:brake lights.

Service Bulletin Summary: Conditions with the brake lamps inadvertently disabling the brake shift interlock. ( nhtsa item number - 606508 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-06-01
Bulletin Number:
6386
NHTSA Item Number:
606813

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding the availability of engine assembly for various vehicles. ( nhtsa item number - 606813 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-06-01
Bulletin Number:
6392
NHTSA Item Number:
606819

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:antilock.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit abs (anti-lock brake system) low speed false activation with no (dtc) diagnostic trouble code. ( nhtsa item number - 606819 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-06-01
Bulletin Number:
12808
NHTSA Item Number:
606880

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:abs warning light.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit abs (anti-lock brake system) low speed false activation with no dtc (diagnostic trouble code). ( nhtsa item number - 606880 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-07-01
Bulletin Number:
99152
NHTSA Item Number:
608431

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on the new flush and fill tool available through rotunda. ( nhtsa item number - 608431 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-07-01
Bulletin Number:
99154
NHTSA Item Number:
608433

Component Description: Fuel system, other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns with the low fuel lamp illuminating too early occurring with a 19-26 l (5-7 gallon) fuel reserve on vehicles equipped with a 95 l (25 gallon) fuel tanik. ( nhtsa item number - 608433 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-07-01
Bulletin Number:
6573
NHTSA Item Number:
610691

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on various engines available for the ford qualty renewal (fqr) engine assembly. ( nhtsa item number - 610691 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-07-01
Bulletin Number:
13024
NHTSA Item Number:
610767

Component Description: (A) Power train:automatic transmission., (B) Power train:axle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles equipped with the ax4s transaxle may exhibit a harsh 3-2 downshift when coasting around a corner and then stepping into the throttle to accelerate away from the corner. ( nhtsa item number - 610767 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-08-01
Bulletin Number:
996735
NHTSA Item Number:
608455

Component Description: Power train:axle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles equipped with the ax4s transaxle may exhibit a harsh 3-2 downshift when coasting around a corner and then stepping into the throttle to accelerate away from the corner. ( nhtsa item number - 608455 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-08-01
Bulletin Number:
9913073
NHTSA Item Number:
609037

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Climate control is investigating concerns of broken and / or binding blend doors. ( nhtsa item number - 609037 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
99183
NHTSA Item Number:
6090051

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Service tip information on revised oil pan gasket replacement procedure. ( nhtsa item number - 6090051 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
99184
NHTSA Item Number:
6090053

Component Description: Power train:axle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles equipped with ax4s transaxle, may exhibit a harsh 2-3 downshift may occur when coasting around a corner and then accelerating. ( nhtsa item number - 6090053 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
99194
NHTSA Item Number:
6090082

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information for servicing and diagnosing brake vibration, brake inspection, and brake friction material replacement. ( nhtsa item number - 6090082 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
99195
NHTSA Item Number:
6090085

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Service information for musty and mildew type odors coming from the air conditioning / heating system. ( nhtsa item number - 6090085 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
99196
NHTSA Item Number:
6090087

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on identifying non-approved / alternate refrigerants which could cause safety, and performance concerns if installed in ford a/c systems. ( nhtsa item number - 6090087 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
5039
NHTSA Item Number:
6090203

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm).

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding a pcm reprogramming error occuring on vehicles if an incorrect calibration qualifier is selected. ( nhtsa item number - 6090203 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
6996
NHTSA Item Number:
6090309

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding a change in the torque values of the engine front cover water pump bolts. ( nhtsa item number - 6090309 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
6997
NHTSA Item Number:
6090310

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some service manuals may list the incorrect camshaft position sensor alignment tool for vehicles with various engine sizes. ( nhtsa item number - 6090310 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
7047
NHTSA Item Number:
6090413

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:torque converter.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding the torque converter clutch solenoid. ( nhtsa item number - 6090413 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
13180
NHTSA Item Number:
6090538

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding camshaft position (cmp) sensor alignment tool chart. ( nhtsa item number - 6090538 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
13186
NHTSA Item Number:
6090542

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding front cover & water pump bolts-torque valve revision/3. 8-4. 2l. ( nhtsa item number - 6090542 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
13242
NHTSA Item Number:
6090638

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding tsb 97-20-08 for 3. 8l engines only. ( nhtsa item number - 6090638 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
13256
NHTSA Item Number:
6090662

Component Description: Wheels:cap/cover/hub.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding starbusrt wheel caps loose/rattle. ( nhtsa item number - 6090662 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-10-01
Bulletin Number:
99207
NHTSA Item Number:
6089651

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject on engine coolant leaking into the engine oil on some vehicles. ( nhtsa item number - 6089651 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-10-01
Bulletin Number:
99222
NHTSA Item Number:
6089681

Component Description: Electrical system:wiring.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject on a wire harness terminal repair kit available for repairing electrical wiring harnesses. ( nhtsa item number - 6089681 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-10-01
Bulletin Number:
7120
NHTSA Item Number:
6090716

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:manifold/header/muffler/tail pipe.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit black soot emitted from the tailpipe leaving deposits on right rearl lower quarter panel. ( nhtsa item number - 6090716 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-10-01
Bulletin Number:
7134
NHTSA Item Number:
6090751

Component Description: Wheels:cap/cover/hub.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles built from 5/20/98 to 12/31/98 equipped with starburst type wheel covers may exhibit a loose wheel cap or rattle noise from the wheel caps. ( nhtsa item number - 6090751 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-10-01
Bulletin Number:
7211
NHTSA Item Number:
6090807

Component Description: Structure:body:tailgate.

Service Bulletin Summary: Exhibiting a rattle noise from the liftgate area. ( nhtsa item number - 6090807 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-10-01
Bulletin Number:
7309
NHTSA Item Number:
6090885

Component Description: Wheels:cap/cover/hub.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding starburst type wheel caps that rattle or appear loose. ( nhtsa item number - 6090885 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-10-01
Bulletin Number:
7292
NHTSA Item Number:
6092093

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Nners of the edsr-of-the-month quality award announcement for september. ( nhtsa item number - 6092093 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-10-01
Bulletin Number:
13294
NHTSA Item Number:
6092115

Component Description: Structure:body:tailgate.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a rattle noise from the liftgate area. ( nhtsa item number - 6092115 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-10-01
Bulletin Number:
13309
NHTSA Item Number:
6092131

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:manifold/header/muffler/tail pipe.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles with 3. 8l engine may exhibit black soot on the lower section of the right rear quarter panel. ( nhtsa item number - 6092131 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-10-01
Bulletin Number:
13396
NHTSA Item Number:
6092185

Component Description: Wheels:cap/cover/hub.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles equipped with starburst type wheel caps may exhibit wheel caps that rattle or appear loose. ( nhtsa item number - 6092185 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-11-01
Bulletin Number:
99234
NHTSA Item Number:
6090131

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on diagnosing a vehicle with malfunction indicator lamp illuminated and diagnostic trouble codes p0442 and p0455 stored in continuous memory. ( nhtsa item number - 6090131 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-11-01
Bulletin Number:
99242
NHTSA Item Number:
6090184

Component Description: Structure:body:door.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on replacing and / or repairing malfunctioning (door, ignition and decklid) locks. ( nhtsa item number - 6090184 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-01-01
Bulletin Number:
0015
NHTSA Item Number:
612203

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding the new transmission cooler flusher- service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 612203 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-01-01
Bulletin Number:
7965
NHTSA Item Number:
612447

Component Description: Parking brake.

Service Bulletin Summary: Parking brake assembly that rattles or feels loose at the floor panel mounting. ( nhtsa item number - 612447 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-01-01
Bulletin Number:
7971
NHTSA Item Number:
612490

Component Description: Suspension.

Service Bulletin Summary: Noisy liftgate or sheet metal stress where the lift assembly attaches to the liftgate. ( nhtsa item number - 612490 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-01-01
Bulletin Number:
13777
NHTSA Item Number:
612804

Component Description: Parking brake.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles used in fleets that includes frequent parking brake application may exhibit a parking brake assembly that rattles or feels loose at the floor panel mounting. ( nhtsa item number - 612804 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-01-01
Bulletin Number:
13787
NHTSA Item Number:
612811

Component Description: Structure:body:hatchback/liftgate:hinge and attachments.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit noisy liftgate or sheet metal stress where the lift assembly attached to the liftgate. ( nhtsa item number - 612811 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-02-01
Bulletin Number:
8036
NHTSA Item Number:
612229

Component Description: Latches/locks/linkages:doors:latch.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some fleet customers may want to disable the child lock feature on the sliding doors and prevent it from being accidently re-activated. ( nhtsa item number - 612229 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-03-01
Bulletin Number:
8249
NHTSA Item Number:
612685

Component Description: Structure:body:tailgate.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit the metal tabs on the liftgate inner panel that bond to the outer skin separating and causing a rattle in the liftgate. ( nhtsa item number - 612685 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-03-01
Bulletin Number:
13931
NHTSA Item Number:
612927

Component Description: Structure:body:tailgate.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit the metal tabs on the liftgate inner panel that bond to the outer skin separating and causing a rattle in the liftgate. ( nhtsa item number - 612927 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-04-01
Bulletin Number:
981617
NHTSA Item Number:
609754

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Floor mat installation procedure service tip. Yd ( nhtsa item number - 609754 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-04-01
Bulletin Number:
0071
NHTSA Item Number:
613565

Component Description: Parking brake.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles in certain of delivery fleet service that requires very frequent parking brake application may exhibit a parking brake assembly that rattles or feels loose at the floor pan mounting. ( nhtsa item number - 613565 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-04-01
Bulletin Number:
0072
NHTSA Item Number:
613567

Component Description: Structure:body.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles exhibiting a noisy liftgate or sheet metal stree cracks where the lift assembly attaches to the liftgate. ( nhtsa item number - 613567 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-06-01
Bulletin Number:
14222
NHTSA Item Number:
613908

Component Description: Structure:frame and members.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns with subframe clunk on acceleration / deceleration from front of vehicle. ( nhtsa item number - 613908 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-12-01
Bulletin Number:
00E11
NHTSA Item Number:
616814

Component Description: Equipment.

Service Bulletin Summary: Service action bulletin regarding on-board diagnostic system upgrade. ( nhtsa item number - 616814 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-02-01
Bulletin Number:
00E11
NHTSA Item Number:
619150

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm).

Service Bulletin Summary: Service action 00e11, supplement #1 - update information regarding on-board diagnostic system upgrade. ( nhtsa item number - 619150 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-02-01
Bulletin Number:
14656
NHTSA Item Number:
619160

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:drum:drum.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit rear drum brakes that drag or will not release properly when operated in wet conditions and / or below freezing temperatures. ( nhtsa item number - 619160 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-03-01
Bulletin Number:
0147
NHTSA Item Number:
619424

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding engine oil recommendations for use in 2001 vehicles - sae 5w-20 motor oil. ( nhtsa item number - 619424 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-03-01
Bulletin Number:
0156
NHTSA Item Number:
619435

Component Description: Steering:hydraulic power assist:power steering fluid.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a power steering fluid leak from the end seals of the steering rack and pinion. ( nhtsa item number - 619435 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-03-01
Bulletin Number:
14773
NHTSA Item Number:
619462

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:torque converter.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on indexing orange dot on torque converter to flexplate. ( nhtsa item number - 619462 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-03-01
Bulletin Number:
13812
NHTSA Item Number:
620272

Component Description: Latches/locks/linkages:doors:latch.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some fleet customers may want to disable the child lock feature on the sliding doors and prevent it from being accidently re-activated. ( nhtsa item number - 620272 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-06-01
Bulletin Number:
01124
NHTSA Item Number:
622665

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: On some vehicles, engine oil may continue to leak from the engine oil pan gasket area after an engine oil pan gasket repair has been performed. ( nhtsa item number - 622665 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-08-01
Bulletin Number:
01156
NHTSA Item Number:
623944

Component Description: Visibility:defroster/defogger system:windshield:heater core.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit heater core leaks. ( nhtsa item number - 623944 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-08-01
Bulletin Number:
01157
NHTSA Item Number:
623988

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding transmission fluid usage charts. ( nhtsa item number - 623988 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-08-01
Bulletin Number:
011701
NHTSA Item Number:
625034

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding replacement application chart. ( nhtsa item number - 625034 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-09-01
Bulletin Number:
01171
NHTSA Item Number:
625687

Component Description: Power train:axle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Transaxle - ax4s - replacement application chart - windstar vehicles only. ( nhtsa item number - 625687 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-09-01
Bulletin Number:
01181
NHTSA Item Number:
625715

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:park/neutral start switch.

Service Bulletin Summary: Brake shift interlock. ( nhtsa item number - 625715 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-10-01
Bulletin Number:
012113
NHTSA Item Number:
627774

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:switch.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some ignition switch lock cylinder assemblies may exhibit rougness and / or excess effort in turning, key does not fully return from start, a malfunction indicator lamp may illuminate with p0500, p1502 and u1039 stored in powertrian control ( nhtsa item number - 627774 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-10-01
Bulletin Number:
01205
NHTSA Item Number:
627927

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit vacuum or air leaks in the intake manifold and / or engine system causing diagnostic trouble codes p0171 and or p0174. ( nhtsa item number - 627927 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-11-01
Bulletin Number:
15370
NHTSA Item Number:
630351

Component Description: Power train.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a groan/buzz/vibration when the gear selector is in park. ( nhtsa item number - 630351 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-11-01
Bulletin Number:
15373
NHTSA Item Number:
630354

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may run rough at cruise or momentarily after stopping, a check engine light,and p030x codes. ( nhtsa item number - 630354 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-11-01
Bulletin Number:
15392
NHTSA Item Number:
630356

Component Description: Power train.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a park pullout clunk noise when shifting from park to another gear position. ( nhtsa item number - 630356 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-12-01
Bulletin Number:
01246
NHTSA Item Number:
630515

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Engine oil system priming procedures, service tips for reports of premature engine failure. ( nhtsa item number - 630515 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-01-01
Bulletin Number:
0214
NHTSA Item Number:
630001

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some engine assemblies with aluminum cylinder heads repaired in-vehile have been found to leak coolant and/or oil from the cylinder head gasket area. ( nhtsa item number - 630001 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-03-01
Bulletin Number:
0245
NHTSA Item Number:
636065

Component Description: Electrical system:battery.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding discharged battery charging service tips and guidelines. ( nhtsa item number - 636065 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-03-01
Bulletin Number:
15682
NHTSA Item Number:
636312

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:abs warning light.

Service Bulletin Summary: Exhibiting intermittent anti-skid brake system and / or red brake lamp on at times while driving. ( nhtsa item number - 636312 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-03-01
Bulletin Number:
15719
NHTSA Item Number:
636361

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:drum.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit rear drum brakes that drag or will not release properly when operated in wet conditions and / or below freezing temperatures. ( nhtsa item number - 636361 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-04-01
Bulletin Number:
15767
NHTSA Item Number:
637456

Component Description: Steering:hydraulic power assist system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding power steering line part ordering information. ( nhtsa item number - 637456 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-07-01
Bulletin Number:
02132
NHTSA Item Number:
635987

Component Description: Suspension.

Service Bulletin Summary: Grunt / popping noise coming from the front suspension at speeds below 20 mph when turning. ( nhtsa item number - 635987 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-08-01
Bulletin Number:
02152
NHTSA Item Number:
635966

Component Description: Suspension.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a popping / grinding noise from the front of the vehicle when going over bumps or making turns. ( nhtsa item number - 635966 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-09-01
Bulletin Number:
02176
NHTSA Item Number:
10008580

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:switches:brake light.

Service Bulletin Summary: Lamp-brake-invadvertent disabling of brake shift interlock. ( nhtsa item number - 10008580 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-10-01
Bulletin Number:
870197
NHTSA Item Number:
10000592

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Incorrectly installed gear driven camshaft position (cmp) sensor synchronizer assemblies causing surge, lost of power, malfunction indicator lamp on and diagnostic trouble codes p1336, p1309 and p0340. ( nhtsa item number - 10000592 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-10-01
Bulletin Number:
02208
NHTSA Item Number:
10013060

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Climate control a/c service tech tips. ( nhtsa item number - 10013060 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-11-01
Bulletin Number:
02221
NHTSA Item Number:
10008304

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Engine-gear driven synchronizers-incorrect installation-camshaft position synchronizer (cmp) installation tool correct application. ( nhtsa item number - 10008304 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-03-01
Bulletin Number:
16678
NHTSA Item Number:
10001934

Component Description: Power train.

Service Bulletin Summary: Ax4s transaxle may exhibit no reverse engagement condition. ( nhtsa item number - 10001934 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-05-01
Bulletin Number:
0398
NHTSA Item Number:
10002780

Component Description: Fuel system, other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illumination with diagnostic trouble codes p0442, p0455, p0456, p0457, p1442 or check fuel cap lamp illuminated with diagnostic trouble code p0457. ( nhtsa item number - 10002780 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-06-01
Bulletin Number:
03123
NHTSA Item Number:
10002684

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:torque converter.

Service Bulletin Summary: Torque converter clutch not engaging when commanded and/or diagnostic trouble codes p0741 or p1744 stored in memory. Models from 1996 to 2003. ( nhtsa item number - 10002684 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-07-01
Bulletin Number:
03148
NHTSA Item Number:
10003748

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:cooling unit and lines.

Service Bulletin Summary: New transmission cooler flusher - service tips. 2003 escort and super duty f series included. ( nhtsa item number - 10003748 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-07-01
Bulletin Number:
16987
NHTSA Item Number:
10003853

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic.

Service Bulletin Summary: Slight amount of fluid residue on the outside of the rear wheel cylinder dust boot on vehicles with rear drum brakes. ( nhtsa item number - 10003853 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-09-01
Bulletin Number:
03181
NHTSA Item Number:
10004027

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Remote keyless entry (rke) - service tips. ( nhtsa item number - 10004027 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-10-01
Bulletin Number:
03203
NHTSA Item Number:
10004886

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Malfunction indicator lamp illuminated with diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0442, p0455, p0456, p0457 or p1442 or a check fuel cap lamp illuminated with dtc p0457 for the evaporative emission system. ( nhtsa item number - 10004886 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-08-01
Bulletin Number:
17358
NHTSA Item Number:
10008183

Component Description: Power train.

Service Bulletin Summary: Groan/buzz/vibration when the gear selector is in park with the vehicle parked on an incline. ( nhtsa item number - 10008183 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-10-01
Bulletin Number:
04L23
NHTSA Item Number:
10010637

Component Description: Wheels:lugs/nuts/bolts.

Service Bulletin Summary: Literature program 04l23. Customer maintenance reminder - aluminum wheel lug nut torque. ( nhtsa item number - 10010637 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-12-01
Bulletin Number:
042107
NHTSA Item Number:
10014086

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm).

Service Bulletin Summary: General (pcm) power train control module programming procedures. ( nhtsa item number - 10014086 ).

Bulletin Date:
2014-08-01
Bulletin Number:
TSB-14-0146
NHTSA Item Number:
10056623

Component Description: Suspension:rear:axle:spindle.

Service Bulletin Summary: Ford: on some minivans, rear axle will fracture, in high corrosion area, after operating for an extended time period, and vehicle handling ability will be affected. Model 1998-2003 windstar. ( nhtsa item number - 10056623 ).

Bulletin Date:
2015-09-01
Bulletin Number:
CSP-15-N-02
NHTSA Item Number:
10074725

Component Description: Suspension:rear:axle:non-powered axle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Summary to be provided on a future date. ( nhtsa item number - 10074725 ).


Recall Data Provided by NHTSA

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1
Make(s):
FORD, MERCURY
Model(s):
E-150, E-250, E-350, E-450, E-550, EXCURSION, EXPLORER, F-250 SD, F-350 SD, F-450 SD, F-550 SD, F53, MOUNTAINEER, RANGER, WINDSTAR
Year(s):
1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
NHTSA ID:
09V399000
Recall Date:
October 13th, 2009
Units Affected:
4,500,000

Affected Component: Vehicle speed control.

Summary: Ford is recalling model years 1995-2003 windstar, 2000-2003 excursion diesel, 1993-1997 and 1999-2003 f-250 sd through f-550 sd diesel, 1992-2003 e-150 through e-550, 1995-2002 explorer, 1997 and 2002 mercury mountaineer, 1995-1997 and 2001-2003 ranger, and 1994 f53 vehicles equipped with the texas instruments speed control deactivation switch (scds). The scds may leak internally and then overheat, smoke, or burn. .

Conequence: A vehicle fire could occur with or without the engine running. .

Remedy: Ford will notify owners that dealers will install a fused wiring harness in line with the scds. On 1999-2003 windstar vehicles with a leaking scds, dealers will also inspect the abs control module connector and repair as necessary. Repairs will be completed free of charge. The safety recall began on october 27, 2009. Owners may contact ford at 1-888-222-2751. .

Notes: Ford's recall campaign number is 09s09. Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

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Make(s):
FORD
Model(s):
WINDSTAR
Year(s):
1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
NHTSA ID:
10V385000
Recall Date:
August 26th, 2010
Units Affected:
492,650

Affected Component: Suspension:rear:axle:non-powered axle assembly.

Summary: Ford is recalling certain model year 1998-2003 windstar vehicles manufactured from september 1, 1997 through february 28, 2003 and currently registered or originally sold in connecticut, delaware, district of columbia, illinois, indiana, iowa, kentucky, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, west virginia, and wisconsin. After many years of vehicle service in these areas, corrosion can weaken the rear axle, making it susceptible to torsional stress. Corrosion and stress can lead to cracks which if undetected can propagate and result in a complete fracture of the axle. .

Conequence: A fractured axle can affect vehicle handling and increase the risk of a crash. .

Remedy: As parts become available, dealers will inspect and if necessary install the rear axle reinforcement brackets free of charge. This service will be performed free of charge. The safety recall began on october 20, 2010. Owners may contact ford at 1-866-436-7332. .

Notes: Ford's recall no. Is 10s13. Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

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Make(s):
FORD
Model(s):
WINDSTAR
Year(s):
1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
NHTSA ID:
12V193000
Recall Date:
May 3rd, 2012
Units Affected:
27,000

Affected Component: Power train:axle assembly.

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. .

Conequence: A fractured axle can affect vehicle handling and increase the risk of a crash. .

Remedy: 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. .

Notes: Ford's recall campaign number is 10s13. Customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153).

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Make(s):
FORD
Model(s):
WINDSTAR
Year(s):
1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
NHTSA ID:
12V195000
Recall Date:
May 3rd, 2012
Units Affected:
9,192

Affected Component: Suspension:rear:axle:non-powered axle assembly.

Summary: Ford is recalling certain model year 1998-2003 windstar vehicles manufactured from september 1, 1997, through july 3, 2003, registered in puerto rico. Due to increased stresses caused by high cycles of torsional loading, specific to this market, the rear axle can crack. .

Conequence: A fractured axle may result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash. .

Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and install a reinforcement bracket on the rear axle or replace the axles, as necessary. This service will be provided free of charge. The recall began on june 1, 2012. Owners may contact the ford motor company customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332. .

Notes: Ford's safety recall campaign number is 12s30. Customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153).

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Make(s):
FORD
Model(s):
WINDSTAR
Year(s):
1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Manufacturer:
Ford Motor Company
NHTSA ID:
15V608000
Recall Date:
September 29th, 2015
Units Affected:
283,413

Affected Component: Suspension:rear:axle:non-powered axle assembly.

Summary: Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 1998-2003 windstar vehicles manufactured september 2, 1997, to july 3, 2003. The affected vehicles were previously remedied to safeguard against the rear axle cracking from corrosion, however, the remedy brackets may have been misinstalled. The incorrect bracket installations may limit the effectiveness of the service repair for nhtsa recalls 10v-385, 12v-193, and 12v-195. .

Conequence: If the brackets were not installed properly, the rear axle may fracture, affecting the vehicle handling and increasing the risk of a crash. .

Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the brackets to verify their proper installation. If a bracket is found to have been misinstalled, the rear axle will be replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The began on october 21, 2015. Owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15s27. .

Notes: Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

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Make(s):
FORD
Model(s):
WINDSTAR
Year(s):
1998
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
NHTSA ID:
97V051000
Recall Date:
n/a
Units Affected:
202

Affected Component: Child seat.

Summary: Vehicle description: minivan equipped with second row bench seats with optional integrated child seat (ics). The headrest lockout mechanism on the seats may not engage and lock the headrests in the "down" position, as intended, when the ics is deployed. A vehicle occupant could move the headrest to the "up" position. .

Conequence: As a result of the headrest being in the "up" position, a child seated in the ics would receive less than the intended protection in the child head area in the event of a crash. .

Remedy: The second row bench seats have been replaced with seats built with revised headrest lockout mechanisms. .

Notes: Owner notification: all owners have been notified and the seats have been replaced in the affected vehicles. .

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Make(s):
FORD, MERCURY
Model(s):
SABLE, TAURUS, WINDSTAR
Year(s):
1997, 1998
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
NHTSA ID:
97V097000
Recall Date:
n/a
Units Affected:
100,000

Affected Component: Power train:automatic transmission.

Summary: Vehicle description: passenger vehicles equipped with ax4s automatic transaxles. The low/intermediate servo cover can separate from the transaxle while the vehicle is being driven. If this occurs, transmission fluid will leak contacting the catalytic converter. .

Conequence: The catalytic converter temperature may be hot enough to ignite the transmission fluid and cause a vehicle fire. .

Remedy: Dealers will inspect the transmission and replace these servo covers. .

Notes: Owner notification: owner notification began june 30, 1997. 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 1-800-392-3673. Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-800-424-9393. .

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Make(s):
FORD
Model(s):
MUSTANG, WINDSTAR
Year(s):
1998
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
NHTSA ID:
97V165000
Recall Date:
n/a
Units Affected:
2,250

Affected Component: Steering:gear box:shaft sector.

Summary: Vehicle description: passenger vehicles and mini-vans. The rack and pinion steering gears may have damaged input shaft bearings. .

Conequence: This condition can increase steering efforts, affecting steering control. .

Remedy: Dealers will inspect the date code on the rack and pinion steering gear, and, if necessary, replace those rack and pinion assemblies that fall within the suspect date code range. The date codes for windstar model vehicles are 97jb09 or 97jc08; the date codes for mustang model vehicles are 97j09b or97j08b. .

Notes: Owner notification began september 23, 1997. Dealers were advised to stop sale of these vehicles until inspections could be performed and were to directly contact owners of any vehicles that have been delivered. 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 1-800-392-3673. Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-800-424-9393. .

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9
Make(s):
FORD
Model(s):
WINDSTAR
Year(s):
1998
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
NHTSA ID:
98I003000
Recall Date:
n/a
Units Affected:
174,000

Affected Component: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:disc:caliper.

Summary: This is not a safety recall in accordance with the safety act. However, it is deemed a safety improvement campaign by the agency. Mini vans sold during the months of december 1996, and january, february and may 1997. Front brake caliper anchor plate to hub and spindle assembly bolts may be loose as a result of an incomplete tightening operation at the assembly plant. .

Conequence: When the bolts are loose, a noticeable noise and/or vibration is evident which provides warning to the vehicle driver. Vehicle braking is not degraded. .

Remedy: Dealers will tighten the front brake calpier anchor plate bolts. Owners can contact ford at 1-800-392-3673. .

Notes: Ford has decided to conduct an owner notification program that provides for the tightening of the bolts on the front brake caliper anchor plate to hub and spindle assembly. .

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10
Make(s):
FORD
Model(s):
WINDSTAR
Year(s):
1998, 1999
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
NHTSA ID:
99I001000
Recall Date:
n/a
Units Affected:
15,900

Affected Component: Structure:body.

Summary: This is not a safety recall in accordance with the safety act. However, it is deemed a safety improvement campaign by the agency. Vehicle description: minivans. The overhead console rear retaining bracket can develop cracks and separate, allowing the overhead console to become loose and possibly fall down. .

Conequence: If the console does fall down, it could distract the driver or possibly strike a front seat occupant. .

Remedy: Dealers will install a redesigned retaining bracket in the same location as the original retaining bracket. .

Notes: Ford has decided to conduct a service program to replace the overhead console retaining bracket. Owners can contact ford at 1-800-392-3673, concerning this program. .

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11
Make(s):
FORD
Model(s):
WINDSTAR
Year(s):
1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
NHTSA ID:
99V147000
Recall Date:
n/a
Units Affected:
789,723

Affected Component: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:master cylinder.

Summary: Vehicle description: minivans. The brake fluid master cylinder is recessed and oriented in the engine compartment so that the brake fluid warning statement embossed on both the top of the filler cap and the side of the reservoir body are not entirely visible by direct view. These vehicles may not fully comply with requirements of fmvss no. 135, "passenger car brake systems. ".

Remedy: Owners will be provided with new labels and installation instructions. .

Notes: Owner notification began june 16, 1999. 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 1-800-392-3673. Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236). .

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Make(s):
FORD
Model(s):
EXPEDITION, EXPLORER, F-150, NAVIGATOR, WINDSTAR
Year(s):
1996, 1997, 1998
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
NHTSA ID:
00V168000
Recall Date:
n/a
Units Affected:
20,637

Affected Component: Exterior lighting.

Summary: Vehicle description: mini vans, light pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Off lease canadian vehicles equipped with daytime running lights which meet canadian requirements and not the photometric requirements of fmvss 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment. " according to ford, the vehicles were imported into the u. S. Erroneously. .

Conequence: The light given off from the daytime running lights is brighter than allowed by u. S. Standards. .

Remedy: Dealers will be advised to deactivate the running light function and to complete any outstanding safety recalls on these vehicles. .

Notes: Owner notification began july 19, 2000. 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 1-800-392-3673. Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236). .

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Make(s):
FORD
Model(s):
WINDSTAR
Year(s):
1997, 1998
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
NHTSA ID:
01V199000
Recall Date:
n/a
Units Affected:
198,583

Affected Component: Suspension:front:springs:coil springs.

Summary: On certain minivans originally sold in or currently registered in the states of connecticut, delaware, illinois, indiana, iowa, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, west virginia, and wisconsin, and in the district of columbia. The front coil springs could fracture as a result of corrosion. Depending on the location of the fracture, a broken spring could move past the spring seat and contact a front tire. .

Conequence: Some tires have deflated due to contact with a broken spring. .

Remedy: Dealers will install protective shields around the front coil springs. Owner notification began september 6, 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 1-800-392-3673. .

Notes: Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236). .

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Make(s):
FORD
Model(s):
WINDSTAR
Year(s):
1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
NHTSA ID:
01I007000
Recall Date:
n/a
Units Affected:
948,492

Affected Component: Suspension:front:springs:coil springs.

Summary: This is not a safety recall in accordance with the safety act. However, it is deemed a safety improvement campaign by the agency. Vehicle description: 1995-1998 ford windstar minivans. The front coil springs could potentially fracture due to corrosion. Note: the 1997-1998 windstar mini vans are also covered by nhtsa safety recall 01v-199/ford recall 01s19. The mini vans covered by the safety recall were originally sold in or currently registered in the states of connecticut, delaware, illinois, indiana, iowa, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, west virginia, and wisconsin, and in the district of columbia. .

Conequence: Some tires have deflated due to contact with a broken spring. .

Remedy: Ford is extending the warranty for front coil spring replacement to a total of 10 years of service from the warranty start date, with unlimited mileage. This coverage is automatically transferred to subsequent owners at no charge. If either front coil spring fractures during the coverage period noted above, the dealer will replace both springs at no charge to the owner. .

Notes: Ford has decided to conduct a service campaign to extend the warranty coverage for the front coil springs. Owners can contact ford at 1-866-436-7332, concerning this program. .

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