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Recall List for the 2001 Ford Windstar

Official recall notices have been issued for the 2001 Ford Windstar by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions. It's important to note that most recalls won't cost you anything to get fixed, so if your car is affected you should call an authorized Ford service shop immediately!

  1. 2001 Ford Windstar POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY NHTSA Campaign #12V193000

    • Date Announced: MAY 03, 2012
    • Vehicles Affected: 27,000

    Summary: Ford is recalling certain model year 1998-2003 Windstar vehicles manufactured from September 1, 1997, through July 3, 2003, and currently registered or originally sold in Virginia. Over time, corrosion can weaken the rear axle making it susceptible to torsional stress. Corrosion and stress can lead to cracks which, if undetected, can increase and result in a complete fracture of the axle.

    Consequence: A fractured axle can affect vehicle handling and increase the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and install rear axle reinforcement brackets, or replace the axles, as necessary. This service will be performed free of charge. The recall began on June 19, 2012. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #12V193000 »

  2. 2001 Ford Windstar SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM NHTSA Campaign #12V194000

    • Date Announced: MAY 03, 2012
    • Vehicles Affected: 23,000

    Summary: Ford is recalling certain model year 1999-2003 Windstar vehicles originally sold in or currently registered in the state of Virginia. Corrosion-related fractures of the front lower control arm rear attaching brackets and body mount attachments may occur.

    Consequence: A separation of a front lower control arm rear attaching bracket may result in a lower control arm separation. A separation of both front subframe rear body mounts may result in separation of the steering intermediate shaft. Either condition could result in significant loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect both front lower control arm rear attaching brackets and both body mount attachments at the rear of the front subframe and make the necessary repairs free of charge. The recall began on June 18, 2012. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #12V194000 »

  3. 2001 Ford Windstar SUSPENSION:REAR:AXLE:NON-POWERED AXLE ASSEMBLY NHTSA Campaign #12V195000

    • Date Announced: MAY 03, 2012
    • Vehicles Affected: 9,192

    Summary: Ford is recalling certain model year 1998-2003 Windstar vehicles manufactured from September 1, 1997, through July 3, 2003, registered in puerto rico. Due to increased stresses caused by high cycles of torsional loading, specific to this market, the rear axle can crack.

    Consequence: A fractured axle may result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and install a reinforcement bracket on the rear axle or replace the axles, as necessary. This service will be provided free of charge. The recall began on June 1, 2012. Owners may contact the Ford Motor Company customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #12V195000 »

  4. 2001 Ford Windstar STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS NHTSA Campaign #11V030000

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 26, 2011
    • Vehicles Affected: 425,288

    Summary: Ford is recalling certain model year 1999-2003 Windstar vehicles originally sold in or currently registered in the states of Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. A separation of a front lower control arm rear attaching bracket may result in a lower control arm separation. A separation of both front subframe rear body mounts may result in separation of the steering intermediate shaft.

    Consequence: This could result in reduced steering control increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect both front lower control arm rear attaching brackets, and both body mount attachments at the rear of the front subframe, and make the necessary repairs free of charge. If repairs cannot be made to a vehicle, Ford will offer to repurchase the vehicle. The safety recall is expected to begin on or before February 21, 2011. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #11V030000 »

  5. 2001 Ford Windstar SUSPENSION:REAR:AXLE:NON-POWERED AXLE ASSEMBLY NHTSA Campaign #10V385000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 26, 2010
    • Vehicles Affected: 492,650

    Summary: Ford is recalling certain model year 1998-2003 Windstar vehicles manufactured from September 1, 1997 through February 28, 2003 and currently registered or originally sold in Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. After many years of vehicle service in these areas, corrosion can weaken the rear axle, making it susceptible to torsional stress. Corrosion and stress can lead to cracks which if undetected can propagate and result in a complete fracture of the axle.

    Consequence: A fractured axle can affect vehicle handling and increase the risk of a crash.

    Actions: As parts become available, dealers will inspect and if necessary install the rear axle reinforcement brackets free of charge. This service will be performed free of charge. The safety recall began on October 20, 2010. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #10V385000 »

  6. 2001 Ford Windstar VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL NHTSA Campaign #09V399000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 13, 2009
    • Vehicles Affected: 4,500,000

    Summary: Ford is recalling model years 1995-2003 Windstar, 2000-2003 Excursion diesel, 1993-1997 and 1999-2003 F-250 sd through F-550 sd diesel, 1992-2003 E-150 through E-550, 1995-2002 Explorer, 1997 and 2002 Mercury Mountaineer, 1995-1997 and 2001-2003 Ranger, and 1994 F53 vehicles equipped with the Texas instruments speed control deactivation switch (scds). The scds may leak internally and then overheat, smoke, or burn.

    Consequence: A vehicle fire could occur with or without the engine running.

    Actions: Ford will notify owners that dealers will install a fused wiring harness in line with the scds. On 1999-2003 Windstar vehicles with a leaking scds, dealers will also inspect the ABS control module connector and repair as necessary. Repairs will be completed free of charge. The safety recall began on October 27, 2009. Owners may contact Ford at 1-888-222-2751. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09V399000 »

  7. 2001 Ford Windstar FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE NHTSA Campaign #06E056000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 13, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 58,640

    Summary: Certain aftermarket fuel filters sold under the purolator brand name, P/N F65277, shipped from January 16 through June 2, 2006, for use on the above listed passenger vehicles. Due to incorrect design, the quick connectors may not fully seat with the tube interface, even though the person making the connection may believe that the quick connector is fully attached.

    Consequence: Failure of this connection could lead to fuel spillage and, in the presence of an ignition source, a fire could occur.

    Actions: Ufi will notify owners and replace the filters free of charge. The recall began on August 4, 2006. Owners may contact ufi filters usa at 800-230-5876. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06E056000 »

  8. 2001 Ford Windstar SEATS:MID/REAR ASSEMBLY NHTSA Campaign #03V459000

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 06, 2003
    • Vehicles Affected: 257,119

    Summary: Certain minivans fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 225, "child restraint anchorage system." During testing, a third row bench floor-to-seat latch released before the strength requirement was met. Identical latches are used in the second row of seats.

    Consequence: If the latches on th4E second or third row seats of the vehicle release in a crash, the potential for occupant injury is increased.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the seat-to-floor latches on the second and third row of seats. Owner notification began on November 21, 2003. Owners should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #03V459000 »

  9. 2001 Ford Windstar TRAILER HITCHES NHTSA Campaign #02V072000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 11, 2002
    • Vehicles Affected: 417,037

    Summary: In some minivans, water and other contaminants (dirt, salt, etc.) can enter into the right rear passenger compartment due to a missing body sealer.

    Consequence: This could cause a short circuit in the electrical connector at the rear wire harness. A short circuit can lead to malfunctions of the rear lighting system, reverse park-aid system, or trailer tow electrical system. A sustained short circuit can result in melted connectors and potentially lead to a fire.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect the electrical connector and surrounding area for absence of body sealing and corrosion. If corrosion is present, dealers will service the body gaps, repair corroded connectors, and apply a protective patch to the connector assembly and body hole. If corrosion is not present but the body sealer is missing, dealers will service the body gaps and apply a protective patch to the connector assembly and body hole. Owner notification began April 5, 2002. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #02V072000 »

  10. 2001 Ford Windstar VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR NHTSA Campaign #01V261000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 15, 2001
    • Vehicles Affected: 598,256

    Summary: Vehicle description: Mini vans. Contaminants such as water, salt, and windshield washer solution can enter the wiper motor cover assembly through pinholes on the exterior of the cover that are used in the molding process. In addition, on certain of the vehicles built between February and August 2000, a switch located in the plastic cover of the wiper motor gear case could malfunction and overheat. Either of these conditions could potentially result in loss of intermittent wiper function, loss of wiper park function, complete loss of wiper function, smoke, or ignition of the plastic cover material. Contaminant entry could also result in unintended wiper motor operation.

    Consequence: Switch malfunction is most likely to occur when the intermittent setting of the wipers is being used, or when snow or ice obstructs the blades from returning to the "parked" position at the bottom of the windshield. Loss of visibility while driving increases the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will install a new wiper cover with improved sealing and water resistance. Owner notification begain August 27, 2001. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #01V261000 »

  11. 2001 Ford Windstar EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER NHTSA Campaign #01V262000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 15, 2001
    • Vehicles Affected: 413,245

    Summary: Vehicle description: Mini vans equipped with auxiliary rear air-conditioning. If the auxiliary air-conditioning blower motor stops turning while in the medium-low blower speed setting, there is the potential that the resistor may become hot and smoke.

    Consequence: The motor could potentially catch on fire.

    Actions: Dealers will install a jumper wire that will ensure that the medium-low blower speed setting is protected by the thermal limiter. Owner notification began August 27, 2001. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #01V262000 »

  12. 2001 Ford Windstar SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY NHTSA Campaign #01V227001

    • Date Announced: JULY 16, 2001
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,400,000

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger and sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks, and minivans. Equipped with seat belts supplied by TRW. It is possible that the driver's and/or front passenger's outboard seat belt buckle may not fully latch. Ford Crown Victoria built at St. Thomas assembly plant from 4/17/00 - 5/29/01 Mercury Grand Marquis built at St. Thomas assembly plant from 4/17/00 - 5/29/01. Lincoln town cars built at Wixom assembly plant from 3/27/00 - 5/30/01. Lincoln Navigator built at Michigan truck plant from 4/11/00 - 5/31/01. Ford Windstar built at Oakville assembly plant from 3/23/00 - 5/30/01. Ford Ranger built at Twin Cities plant from 3/28/00 - 5/30/01, and also at the Edison plant from 3/13/00 - 5/25/01. Ford F-150 truck built at Norfolk plant from 4/18/00 - 5/25/00; at Ontario plant from 5/10/00 - 5/28/01; at Kansas City plant from 9/11/99 - 5/25/01; and at Cuautitlan plant from 5/16/00 - 6/9/01. Ford Super Duty F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 trucks built at Kentucky plant from 4/17/00 - 5/27/01; and at Cuautitlan plant from 5/16/00 - 6/19/01. Ford Excursion built at Kentucky plant from 4/17/00 - 10/2/00. Ford Expedition built at Michigan truck plant from 4/11/00 - 5/31/01.

    Consequence: In the event of a crash, the restraint system may not provide adequate occupant protection, increasing the risk of personal injury to the seat occupant.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect the front outboard seat belt buckles and if the buckle fails the inspection process, it will be replaced. Owner notification began July 25, 2001. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #01V227001 »

  13. 2001 Ford Windstar VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL NHTSA Campaign #01V207000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 22, 2001
    • Vehicles Affected: 45,800

    Summary: Vehicle description: Minivans equipped with an adjustable pedal option. The driver floor mat could interfere with the accelerator pedal.

    Consequence: This can result in a stuck throttle, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will replace both front driver and passenger side floor mats in the vehicle. Owner notification began July 6, 2001. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #01V207000 »

  14. 2001 Ford Windstar AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE NHTSA Campaign #00V412000

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 06, 2000
    • Vehicles Affected: 16,000

    Summary: Vehicle description: Minivans and passenger vehicles. A restraint control module (rcm) or a side or front crash sensor may have been assembled with one or more of the screws that mount the circuit board in the housing missing. If some or all of the screws are missing, the performance of the occupant restrains could be affected.

    Consequence: In some cases, less than the intended level of protection in the event of a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect the rcm and crash sensors and, if necessary, replace them. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #00V412000 »

  15. 2001 Ford Windstar AIR BAGS NHTSA Campaign #00V270000

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 13, 2000
    • Vehicles Affected: 18,500

    Summary: Certain passenger vehicles, limousines, and mini vans were built with a newly designed restraint control module (rcm). In some cases, the rcm does not recognize certain system faults that could result in an air bag or seat belt pre-tensioner unexpectedly activating during the self-test sequence at vehicle start-up.

    Consequence: This condition could result in personal injury.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the rcm in these vehicles. Owner notification began September 14, 2000. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #00V270000 »

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