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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1997 Ford Aerostar electrical problems

electrical problem

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1997 Ford Aerostar Owner Comments

problem #7

Jun 152005

Aerostar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My 1997 Ford aero star van produced a puff of smoke from the steering column near the ignition switch. I took it to my mechanic whom checked the recall notices and found one resulting in an electrical overload short circuit and overheating in the steering column electrical components. When the key was turned off it subsides. Since this occurrence the instrument panel has not worked and blew all fuses, the fuel pump does not turn on with the key after multiple attempts it engages some times. The Ford dealer did the recall work but did not fix or examine the steering column or the components that burned or over heated as a result of the overload. [xxx] updated 07/19/2012 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Tacoma, WA, USA

problem #6

Apr 112001

(reported on)

Aerostar

  • miles
Consumer is able to turn igintion and start vehicle without key in it, causing a saftey hazard.

- Elizabeth, NJ, USA

problem #5

Apr 091999

Aerostar

  • miles
Vehicle denied recall work due to lack of parts (99V-029) ignition switch. Mjs

- Lake Wales, FL, USA

problem #4

Mar 151999

Aerostar

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Key is stuck in the ignition switch.consumer contacted dealer.

- Norwalk, CA, USA

problem #3

Apr 071999

Aerostar

  • miles
Consumer is not satisfied with recall repair policy, when repair was made. (99S02)

- Von Ormy, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 151999

Aerostar

  • miles
Consumer has contacted the dealer 4 times regarding recall 99V029000, ignition switch short. Dealer informed consumer that parts were not available.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 171998

Aerostar

  • miles
When the air conditioner is on the key gets very hot when it is taken out of the ignition switch.

- Greenwood, LA, USA

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