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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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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1998 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 122000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Consumer was riding for a period of time and stopped to rest. Consumer was heading back on road and 1 minute from where he was, front of vehicle went down. Consumer thought it was a flat tire. A tow truck came and found coil spring had broken. Would have to go to a Ford dealershop to be repaired. Consumer wanted manufacturer to cover repairs. A letter was sent, but response from them was they couldn't do anything for consumer. Vehicle had been taken to dealer several times prior to incident due to a strange noise that was occurring in the front end, dealer inspected front end extensively and never found anything wrong. There are plastic hub covers on the wheels, consumer has had 3 blowouts which have ruined the covers, they are not able to handle the repeated wear and tear.

- Stanchfield, MN, USA

problem #1

Sep 011999

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Hub cap clips on all caps are damaged.

- Palm Deser, CA, USA

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