Ford Suspension Front Springs Torsion Bar


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Ford F-150 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 21, 1998
Location:
Wallingfor, IA

torsion bar broke.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX18W3VK. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 20, 1997. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford F-150 1997 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Ford F-150 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Feb 04, 1998
Location:
Middle Gro, NY

left front suspension torsion bar failure.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTEX08L4VC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 10, 1997. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford F-150 1997 Drive type:4WD. Fuel type: gas.

Ford Expedition 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 06, 1998
Location:
Red Hook, NY

while driving vehicle 30-40 mph the torsion bar on driver's side snapped. dealer noted problem was possible manufacturing defect. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMEU18W9VL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 30, 1997. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford EXPEDITION 1997 Drive type:RWD. Fuel type: gas. Ford EXPEDITION 1997 Suspension Front Springs Torsion Bar Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 40 mph.

Ford Expedition 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Mar 09, 1998
Location:
Chelmsford, MA

torsion bar failed.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMEU18W2VL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 15, 1997. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford EXPEDITION 1997 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 8 mph.

Ford F-150 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Mar 19, 1998
Location:
Oakdale, PA

while driving about 40-45 mph the torsion bar in the front end snapped in half, causing owner to lose control of truck. the truck is being repaired. *ak

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

Ford Explorer 1995
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Fairfield, CT

lowered frontend torsion bars well below original allowable specifications, may cause the vehicle to tip over.

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

Ford Expedition 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Mar 20, 1998
Location:
Willoughby, OH

pe98009; independent front suspension torsion bar. while driving about 25 mph the independent front torsion bar cracked. the vehicle is being repaired at dealership. part on national back order. *ak

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

Ford Taurus 1998
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Wilkesbore, NC

while rear trunk lid was up it became inoperative/ falling down and striking owner. possible cause defective torsion bar, manufacturer's defect. *ak

1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFT5357WA. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford TAURUS 1998 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Ford TAURUS 1998 Suspension Front Springs Torsion Bar Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Ford Contour 1995
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Mar 21, 1998
Location:
Watertown, NY

sway bar failed.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FALP65L8SK. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 26, 1995. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford CONTOUR 1995 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Ford CONTOUR 1995 Suspension Front Springs Torsion Bar Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 35 mph.

Ford Expedition 1998
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Mar 20, 1998
Location:
Chester, NH

torsion bar sheared off, causing the vehicle to lean to right,no warning. dealer replaced part. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMPU18L6WL. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Fuel System:N/A. Ford EXPEDITION 1998 Suspension Front Springs Torsion Bar Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford F-250 1996
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 01, 1998
Location:
Hammond, LA

when the tensioner was lost, i lost powersteering, brakes etc. i was negotiating a turn with a trailer attached and lost substantial control of the vehicle. the dealer was aware of the problem but did not know of a recall etc. this problem could be a major safety concern.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTHX25F9TE. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 24, 1995. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Fuel System:N/A. Vehicle Speed: 35 mph.

Ford Ranger 1998
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
July 01, 1998
Location:
Riolinda, CA

the front middle seatbelt malfunctions when the occupant moves to the right and seatbelt adjuster slides down, which will not protect the occupant in accident. also the torsion bar rubs against the brake line, causing a hole in the brake line, resulting in brake loss. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTYR11X0WT. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 19, 1998. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford RANGER 1998 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Ford Expedition 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Dec 21, 1998
Location:
Council Bluffs, IA

while driving on an interstate at 65 mph, the right front torsion bar broke and fell out from under the truck in the middle of the road. the torsion bar and the torsion bracket were replaced by the dealer. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMEU18W5VL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 05, 1998. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford EXPEDITION 1997 Drive type:4WD. Ford EXPEDITION 1997 Suspension Front Springs Torsion Bar Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph.

Ford F-150 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 01, 1999
Location:
East Randolph, NY

after backing out of a driveway torsion bar broke. dealer notified, and informed consumer that vehicle was out of warranty and they would only repairs at consumer's cost. also, parts are on a national back order. consumer would like some help in this matter. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX1862VC. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford F-150 1997 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Ford F-150 1997 Suspension Front Springs Torsion Bar Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 10 mph.

Ford F-150 1998
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Ash Grove, MO

while driving front end of the vehicle just dropped because the torsion bar broke in half. the bar needs to be replaced due to the cold weather. *ak

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

Ford F250 1998
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 14, 1999
Location:
Clinton Twp, MI

both front torsion bars broke while vehicle was setting in the garage. it appears to be related to cold weather stress or the torsions bars were heat treated to hard. did not flex between the cold weather (0 -10 deg) and the warm garage (45 deg

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTPX28L5WK. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 01, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford F250 1998 Drive type:4WD. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Ford F-150 1998
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Camby, IN

front torsion bar broke , causing the front end to drop to the frame of the vehicle. please give any further details. *ak

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

Ford F-150 1998
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 14, 1998
Location:
Wantage, NJ

the driver side front torsion bar broke while driving, causing the front end to fall, and almost caused an accident. dealer stated there is a national back order on the torsion bar. please provide further information. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18W7WN. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford F-150 1998
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 20, 1999
Location:
Michigamme, MI

front torsion bar broke, causing the front cab on driver side to fall which could result in accident. part is on back order. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18W2WN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 01, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford F-150 1998 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Ford F-150 1998 Suspension Front Springs Torsion Bar Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 5 mph.

Ford F-250 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 21, 1999
Location:
Ligonier, PA

torsion bar, which controls the stability of the vehicle, sheared off, causing a loss of vehicle control. *ak *ml

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTFX28W8VN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 31, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford F-250 1997 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Ford F-250 1997 Suspension Front Springs Torsion Bar Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 5 mph.


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