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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.

1998 Ford Windstar suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 032003

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The frame that holds the front strut rod cracked and caused the right wheel to wobble.

- Brooklyn Center, MN, USA

problem #3

Dec 062001


  • miles
Mounting bracket of right front strut snapped, right front of car collapsed and bent sway bar, which gouged and ruined tire. Occurred at low speed on smooth pavement. If we had been traveling at highway speed, the failure would have been catastrophic. I still have part and can E-mail picture of it.

- Hillsborough, NC, USA

problem #2

Jul 102002

(reported on)


  • miles
The vehicle had noise in the front end. The dealer indicated that the noise was due to strut failures.

- Mcalester, OK, USA

problem #1

Nov 052001

(reported on)


  • miles
Recall 01I007000; moisture and corrosion affecting front coil springs. Also, can affect strut bearings. Contacted dealer, and dealer stated all they have to do was to put shield around and check coil springs.

- Canton, MO, USA

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