May 31, 2002
Ford Motor Company Has Recalled 2000-2001 Ford
Ford Motor Company Has Recalled
2000-2001 Ford Windstar because it may lead to a fire.
Number Involved: 417,037
Defect: On certain minivans, water and other contaminants (dirt, salt, etc.)
can enter into the right rear passenger compartment due to a missing body
sealer. This could cause a short circuit in the electrical connector at the
rear wire harness. A short circuit can lead to malfunction of the rear
lighting system, reverse park-aid system, or trailer tow electrical system.
A sustained short circuit can result in melted connectors and potentially
lead to a fire.
Remedy: Dealers will inspect the electrical connector and surrounding area
for absence of body sealing and corrosion. If corrosion is present, dealers
will service the body gaps, repair corroded connectors, and apply a
protective patch to the connector assembly and body hole. If corrosion is
not present but the body sealer is missing, dealers will service the body
gaps and apply a protective patch to the connector assembly and body hole.
The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began April 5, 2002.
Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should
contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.
[NHTSA Recall No. 02V072/Ford Recall No. 02S33].
Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list
auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
How many did you hear
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