Ford is preparing for another recall of the 1999-2003 Windstar minivan. Vehicles included in the recall were originally sold in or currently registered in 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.
1999-2003 Ford Windstar
The Problem: The National Highway Traffic safety Administration explains that a separation of a front lower control arm rear attaching bracket could 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." In other words, you could lose control of the steering and crash.
The Fix: Ford will inspect the affected parts and make relevant repairs. The recall is expected to begin on February 14.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 425,288