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August 4, 1999

Ford Motor Company

Models: Ford Windstar Years: 1996-1999

Number Involved: 790,000
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 Systems."
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]