January 22, 2000
1995 Ford Windstars Recalled
Washington, DC (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration has published the recall of certain 1995 Ford Windstar
automobiles, because some vehicles can develop cracks in the fuel tank in the forward
strap area of the standard 20-gallon tank.
This problem is caused by a combination of factors
that are present in certain very hot areas of the country. These cracks could result in
fuel leakage if they propagate through the wall of the tank.
The recalled minivans were originally sold, or are
currently registered, in the following hot weather states:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California (10 southern counties), Florida, Georgia,
Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada (Clark County only), Oklahoma, South Carolina and
Approximately 93,600 vehicles are affected by this
recall. Dealers will install a brace assembly at the strap bolt hole location and
replace the tank strap with a revised, longer strap.
Dealers will also inspect the tanks for leaks. If
a leak exists and is the result of a crack in the fuel tank, the tank will be replaced in
addition to the installation of the brace assembly and longer strap.
Owner notification was expected to begin during
December 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should
contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
[NHTSA Recall No. 99V309/Ford
Recall No. 99S33]
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Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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