NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 1996 Ford Windstar

The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 1996 Ford Windstar, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES

    NHTSA #EA08021

    Status:
    RECALLED

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  2. INVESTIGATION: FUEL TANK CRACKS

    NHTSA #EA99020

    Status:
    RECALLED

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  3. INVESTIGATION: FUEL TANK FATIGUE CRACKING

    NHTSA #RQ02011

    Status:
    RECALLED

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  4. INVESTIGATION: FAILURE OF AUTO TRANS PARK LOCK SYSTEM

    NHTSA #PE96015

    Status:
    RECALLED

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  5. INVESTIGATION: REAR AXLE TRAILING ARM

    NHTSA #PE98056

    Status:
    CLOSED

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  6. INVESTIGATION: BRAKE PEDAL FADE/EXTENDED STOP DISTANCE

    NHTSA #EA96026

    Status:
    CLOSED

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  7. INVESTIGATION: BRAKE PEDAL FADE/EXTENDED STOPPING

    NHTSA #PE96042

    Status:
    CLOSED

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  8. INVESTIGATION: HYDRAULIC BRAKE LINE FAILURE

    NHTSA #RQ04003

    Status:
    CLOSED

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  9. INVESTIGATION: OUTER HOOD PANEL DETACHMENT

    NHTSA #EA97018

    Status:
    RECALLED

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  10. INVESTIGATION: OUTER HOOD PANEL DETACHMENT

    NHTSA #PE97011

    Status:
    CLOSED

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  11. INVESTIGATION: SUSPENSION COIL SPRING BREAKAGE

    NHTSA #EA00027

    Status:
    RECALLED

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  12. INVESTIGATION: SUSPENSION COIL SPRING BREAKAGE

    NHTSA #PE00024

    Status:
    CLOSED

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  13. INVESTIGATION: ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES

    NHTSA #PE08035

    Status:
    CLOSED

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