NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 1997 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 1997 Ford Windstar, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES

    NHTSA #PE08035

    Status:
    CLOSED

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  2. INVESTIGATION: FUEL TANK CRACKS

    NHTSA #EA99020

    Status:
    RECALLED

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  3. INVESTIGATION: ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES

    NHTSA #EA08021

    Status:
    RECALLED

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  4. INVESTIGATION: SUSPENSION COIL SPRING BREAKAGE

    NHTSA #EA00027

    Status:
    RECALLED

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  5. INVESTIGATION: SUSPENSION COIL SPRING BREAKAGE

    NHTSA #PE00024

    Status:
    CLOSED

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  6. INVESTIGATION: WHEEL STUD FRACTURE

    NHTSA #EA03004

    Status:
    CLOSED

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