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About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1996 Ford Aerostar steering problems

steering problem

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1996 Ford Aerostar Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 181999


  • miles


While drving van at any speed a grinding noise comes from the right front wheel. When the van was checked by a mechanic the bearing was gone from the spindle. Please list VIN, mileage and dates for other vans.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #2

Aug 141997


  • miles
The spindle snapped, causing the right front wheel to fly off while driving 65mph. Champion Ford could not duplicate or give a reason why this would happen.

- Drie, PA, USA

problem #1

Jul 281997


  • miles
Driving about 35 mph when felt a pull to the right. The right spindl/ brake caliper andbrake line broke. Lost control of steering & the brakes. Took to the dealer. Looking at vehicle to determine cause.

- Wickenburg, AZ, USA

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