June 25, 2002
Ford Motor Company Has Recalled 1995-1996 Ford
Ford Motor Company Has Recalled
1995-1996 Ford Windstar because of possibility of leaking brake fluid will
result in brake light activation.
Number Involved: 250,283
Dates of Manufacture: January 1994 – May 1996
Defect: Affected vehicles are certain minivans built at the Oakville
Assembly Plant and sold 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, Wisconsin,
and the District of Columbia. During assembly, some brake lines were
installed in a twisted position, causing contact with the dash panel
insulator above the catalytic converter. This contact could abrade the brake
line corrosion protection; consequently, salt or water absorbed in the dash
panel insulator could promote corrosion. This corrosion could ultimately
lead to a leak in the brake line. Leaking brake fluid will result in brake
light activation. Extended stopping distance could also result, increasing
the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Dealers will inspect the brake line for corrosion and clearance
conditions. A brake line that is not corroded will be repositioned. A brake
line that is corroded or leaking will be replaced with a nylon coated brake
line and secured using three retaining clips to assure clearance from the
insulator. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began May
10, 2002. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time
should contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.
[NHTSA Recall No.02V101/Ford Recall No. 02S36].
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!
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