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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.

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1998 Ford Windstar steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 252002

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Power steering leak, black power steering fluid, loud when turning left or right, brought to mechanic, replaced power steering rack.still have black power steering fluid, car still loud when turning wheel.

- Beverly Hills, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 291999

(reported on)


  • miles
While driving at 40 mph steering gear rack broke, causing loss of steering and a leakage of power steering fluid. Also, vehicle veered to left and right all over the road. Consumer then slowed down and pulled to the side of the road. The manufacturer has been contacted. First failure at 46,561 miles, second at 62,500.

- Forrest Hill, MD, USA

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