Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,476 miles

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.

1998 Ford Windstar accessories - exterior problems

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1998 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 102006

Windstar 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


: the contact stated the front hood unlatched from the vehicle while traveling 65 mph. The hood blew off, and went through the windshield nearly causing injuries.

- Monsey, NY, USA

problem #1

Sep 042003

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,952 miles
Consumer stated while parking and without any indication vehicle lost power steering. Vehicle was serviced, technician noticed steering fitting was rusted which caused the power steeering fluid to leak. The hood was difficult to open. The dealer lubed the latch.

- Pine Knoll Shores, NC, USA

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