August 4, 1999
Ford Motor Company
Ford Windstar Years: 1996-1999
Dates of Manufacture: June 1996 - May 1999
Noncompliance: On certain 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
Remedy: Owners will be provided with new labels and
installation instructions. Owner notification was to being in July
1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable
time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
[NHTSA Recall No.
99V147/Ford Recall No. 99S17]