Ford Suspension Front Springs Leaf Spring Assembly


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Ford School Bus 1984
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 01, 1995
Location:
Lucas, OH

spring pads wear out, wearing shackle on spring. (fleet of 20 buses). *skd

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford F-150 1994
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Dec 16, 1994
Location:
North Fort, FL

rear spring assembly out of adjustment, causing vehicle to vibrate.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEF14YBRN. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford F-350 1995
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Salem, MA

snow plow attachment; leaf springs rub against subframe once weighted down. tt

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford E250 1984
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Feb 24, 1996
Location:
Janesville, WI

springs are inadequate for the weight of the trailer.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4SR300R20SG. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Ranger 1998
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 09, 1998
Location:
New Wilmington, PA

the dealer fixed the leaf spring to correct what was a 3 inch lower left rear than the right rear. the truck fishtailed badby over any degree of rough road. it is slightly better since the spring has been replaced. but the dealer told me the leaning problem was still there. the said they contacted ford and ford told them the leaning was a problem with all 1998 ford rangers xlt and otherwise. there was a special shim created by ford to correct the height difference in the rear. the dealer ordered the shim and i wait for it's arrival. paint was bad in lower rear of cab also. the agreed to fix that. i need to know if this shim business is a safety problem. i don't want a shimmed new car. in the process of returning. i am not convinced they didn't know about it when it was sold to me as new & just hoped i wouldn't notice. i am checking with a body shop to see if the truck has been hit or damaged & repainted. it has tape on the body where the paint is bad! my plan is

Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 19, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford RANGER 1998 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A.

Ford Explorer 1992
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
July 27, 1998
Location:
Appomattox, VA

while driving about 5 or 10 mph the leaf spring on the driver's side broke. the dealer is aware of the problem. the problem has not been corrected. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X5NU. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford F-150 1997
Ford Motor Company
Location:
San Diego, CA

bottom leaf spring has moved to the outside of the truck. dealer replaced the leaf spring on the driver's side, and the leaf spring on the passenger's side has been readjusted (3) times and needs readjusting again. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1762VN. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Ranger 1989
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Topeka, KS

when backing out the driveway consumer noticed rust on the pavement. inspected vehicle and noticedt that steel spring which is attached to the suspension , rusted out. consumer has contacted the dealer. please provide any further details. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):NOT AVAILAB. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Taurus 1998
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Dec 01, 1999
Location:
Malvern, AR

the dealership i purchased the car from replaced a battery on 05/20/00. after replacement of the battery, the airbag light came on. the service department said it needed a new airbag module. since this light had never come on before, i believed it had to do with the new battery replacement. i refused the installation of the new airbag module to see if the light would go off on its own. after three weeks it has not. i have an extended warranty which will not cover the replacement of the airbag module. my second concern is with the daytime running lights (drl). they have occasionally gone on and off while driving and have stayed on after the car has been turned off as well. i can make them go off by turning the headlamps on and off. the dealership can find no cause for this. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP52U0WA. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 01, 1998. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford TAURUS 1998 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph.

Ford Aspire 1997
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Banning, CA

had battery, fuel pump, and even starter replaced numerous times with no results. dealership has been uncooperative, worried more about money than solving problem.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNJLT06H3V6. Vehicle was purchased on June 01, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford ASPIRE 1997 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas.

Ford F-150 1994
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Yale, MI

consumer feels leaf springs are made of lower grade metal with faulty retainer clips, causing the leaves in the springs to separate, shift, and break, consumer recently had leaf springs replaced in her vehicle. *slc

Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Windstar 1995
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Madison, WI

front left leaf spring broke while driving at 65-70 mph. spring punctured tire, causing a blowout. ford has been contacted. *ak

Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford F-150 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Oct 25, 2002
Location:
Greensboro, MD

nhtsa# 8719-98-v-095-161-000 rear leaf spring, the center leaf of the sppring can fracture at the forward edge of the spring seat. consumer states vehicle has a noise and the spring is falling apart. dealer has been notified. ts

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):PLEASE FILL. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Windstar 1996
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 12, 2003
Location:
Geneva, NY

front left spring broke puncturing tire. vehicle had been returned for service on defective part, at time we were told not to worry we would know when part needed replaced. *nlm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 900000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMDA5140TB. Vehicle was purchased on June 22, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford WINDSTAR 1996 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford WINDSTAR 1996 Suspension Front Springs Leaf Spring Assembly Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Geneva Ford . Dealer's city: Geneva . Dealer's zipcode: 14456 .

Ford Focus 2000
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Duncan, OK

consumer experienced extreme difficulty with turning the steering wheel. dealer diagnosed that right front leaf spring was broken.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP3435YW. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford F150 1993
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Aug 11, 2003
Location:
Bear, DE

consumer's vehicle has the same problem as mentioned in recall on leaf spring. recall number unknown. dealer has been notified. *ak

Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford F-150 1998
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Stafford, TX

consumer heard a banging noise coming from the rear of the vehicle consumer stopped the vehicle and a piece of metal fell off onto the ground. consumer picked it up, took the vehicle to mechanic who stated the leaf spring failed. *ak *ts *jb

Mileage was 68000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1763WK. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 31, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Ford F-150 1998 Suspension Front Springs Leaf Spring Assembly Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Champion Ford . Dealer's telephone number: 281-530-2277 . Dealer's city: Houston . Dealer's state code: TX. Dealer's zipcode: 77272 .

Ford F-150 1997
Ford Motor Company
Location:
San Jose, CA

consumer took vehicle to dealer to get the tires rotated when the mechanic noticed that leaf spring broke. consumer was concerned that the gas tank could have been punctured. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX08W7VK. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 22, 1997. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford F-150 1997 Suspension Front Springs Leaf Spring Assembly Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford Excursion 2004
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Mar 08, 2004
Location:
Flower Mound, TX

my 2004 ford excursion 4x4 with the 6.0 psd has approx. 1/2" clearance between the front springs and the spring bump stop. the passenger side has about 1". the only allows the suspension to travel 1/2" and 1". during normal driving it will very often bottom out onto the 3" rubber bump stops putting the weight of the truck bouncing on the axles and tires. during normal driving, when it bottoms out, steering control is minimal as the shock to the vehicle is significant and the shock of the weight is primarily on the tires. the dealer has looked at it and consulted ford and i was told it is normal and within spec. under a load, such as towing, the front suspension would easily be completly riding on the 3" rubber bump stops. again, the dealer told me ford says this suspension situation is "normal".*ak

0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMSU45P34E. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 26, 2004. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Ford EXCURSION 2004 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: diesel. Ford EXCURSION 2004 Suspension Front Springs Leaf Spring Assembly Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Five Star Ford . Dealer's city: Carrollton . Dealer's state code: TX.

Ford Taurus 2001
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Apr 28, 2005
Location:
Irwin, PA

dt: 2 week ago she heard a noise, and 2 days ago heard same noise, but more intense while pulling out of her driveway. pulled off the tire, and a piece of the spring fell off. it was very corroded. had to get it towed to dealer. the front springs were in a recall, and they were fixed. called manufacturer and they will not offer to help. *ak

Mileage was 78000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP55U21G. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 05, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Ford TAURUS 2001 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford TAURUS 2001 Suspension Front Springs Leaf Spring Assembly Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 5 mph. Dealer's name: Clewell Ford Lincoln Murcury . Dealer's city: Cambridge . Dealer's state code: OH.


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