Safety Ratings
1998 Ford Windstar
Front Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Number of Recalls19
Number of Complaints2212
Number of Investigations15
Recall Notice

LemonFree has found some important recall information regarding 1998 Ford Windstar vehicles

1998 Ford Windstar (9/29/2015)  

Campaign Number: 15V608000

Component Name: SUSPENSION:REAR:AXLE:NON-POWERED AXLE ASSEMBLY

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Description: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 1998-2003 Windstar vehicles manufactured September 2, 1997, to July 3, 2003. The affected vehicles were previously remedied to safeguard against the rear axle cracking from corrosion, however, the remedy brackets may have been misinstalled. The incorrect bracket installations may limit the effectiveness of the service repair for NHTSA recalls 10V-385, 12V-193, and 12V-195.

Defect: If the brackets were not installed properly, the rear axle may fracture, affecting the vehicle handling and increasing the risk of a crash.

Corrective Action: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the brackets to verify their proper installation. If a bracket is found to have been misinstalled, the rear axle will be replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The began on October 21, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S27.

1998 Ford Windstar (5/3/2012)  

Campaign Number: 12V193000

Component Name: POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Description: 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.

Defect: A FRACTURED AXLE CAN AFFECT VEHICLE HANDLING AND INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action: 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.

1998 Ford Windstar (5/3/2012)  

Campaign Number: 12V195000

Component Name: SUSPENSION:REAR:AXLE:NON-POWERED AXLE ASSEMBLY

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Description: 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.

Defect: A FRACTURED AXLE MAY RESULT IN A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action: 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.

1998 Ford Windstar (8/26/2010)  

Campaign Number: 10V385000

Component Name: SUSPENSION:REAR:AXLE:NON-POWERED AXLE ASSEMBLY

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Description: 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.

Defect: A FRACTURED AXLE CAN AFFECT VEHICLE HANDLING AND INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action: 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.

1998 Ford Windstar (10/13/2009)  

Campaign Number: 09V399000

Component Name: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Description: 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.

Defect: A VEHICLE FIRE COULD OCCUR WITH OR WITHOUT THE ENGINE RUNNING.

Corrective Action: 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.

1998 FORD WINDSTAR for sale

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1998 Ford Windstar

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1998 FORD WINDSTAR

  • Bodystyle: Minivan
  • Mileage: 165,101 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Missoula, MT
  • MPG: 16 City / 22 Hwy
  • 1 Day on Lot

1998 Ford Windstar

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1998 FORD WINDSTAR

  • Bodystyle: Minivan
  • Mileage: 143,222 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Kaneohe, HI
  • MPG: 16 City / 22 Hwy
  • 1 Day on Lot
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1998 FORD WINDSTAR

  • Bodystyle: Minivan
  • Mileage: 191,063 Miles
  • Ext Color: Beige
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Talladega, AL
  • MPG: 16 City / 22 Hwy
  • 12 Days on Lot

1998 Ford Windstar

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1998 FORD WINDSTAR

  • Bodystyle: Minivan
  • Mileage: 159,897 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Delta, UT
  • MPG: 16 City / 22 Hwy

1998 Ford Windstar Limited Edition

$2,995

1998 FORD WINDSTAR LIMITED EDITION

  • Bodystyle: Minivan
  • Mileage: 86,896 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Butte, MT
  • MPG: 16 City / 22 Hwy
$1,995

1998 FORD WINDSTAR GL

  • Bodystyle: Minivan
  • Mileage: 149,515 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Fresno, CA
  • MPG: 16 City / 23 Hwy
  • 41 Days on Lot

1998 Ford Windstar GL

$2,300

1998 FORD WINDSTAR GL

  • Bodystyle: Minivan
  • Mileage: 150,126 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Morris, MN
  • MPG: 16 City / 22 Hwy

1998 Ford Windstar GL

$2,998

1998 FORD WINDSTAR GL

  • Bodystyle: Minivan
  • Mileage: 161,225 Miles
  • Ext Color: Beige
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: New Ulm, MN
  • MPG: 16 City / 22 Hwy

1998 Ford Windstar

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1998 FORD WINDSTAR

  • Bodystyle: Minivan
  • Mileage: 167,372 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Zumbrota, MN
  • MPG: 16 City / 22 Hwy

1998 Ford Windstar

$3,998

1998 FORD WINDSTAR

  • Bodystyle: Minivan
  • Mileage: 145,621 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: New Ulm, MN
  • MPG: 16 City / 22 Hwy

1998 Ford Windstar Limited Edition

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1998 FORD WINDSTAR LIMITED EDITION

  • Bodystyle: Minivan
  • Mileage: 140,000 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Sanford, NC
  • MPG: 16 City / 22 Hwy
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1998 FORD WINDSTAR

  • Bodystyle: Minivan
  • Mileage: 219,791 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Lafayette, IN
  • MPG: 16 City / 22 Hwy

1998 Ford Windstar

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1998 FORD WINDSTAR

  • Bodystyle: Minivan
  • Mileage: 138,110 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Miami, OK
  • MPG: 16 City / 22 Hwy

1998 Ford Windstar Base

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1998 FORD WINDSTAR BASE

  • Bodystyle: Minivan
  • Mileage: 146,170 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: East Hanover, NJ
  • MPG: 16 City / 23 Hwy

1998 Ford Windstar

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1998 FORD WINDSTAR

  • Bodystyle: Minivan
  • Mileage: 91,668 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Plattsburgh, NY
  • MPG: 16 City / 22 Hwy
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