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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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,500 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

Nov 222003

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles


1998 Windstar defroster blend door failure, which causes the windshield to ice up and we are unable to see. It appears to be a design problem and Ford wants $1000 to replace the entire heating unit.

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #1

Nov 281997


  • miles
When applying brakes there is a very loud grinding noise coming from the brakes, and when stopping the vehicle and applying the brakes they will go straight to the floorboard. Also, air conditioner and the heat has been repaired five times, and the problem is back.

- Olney, TX, USA

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