Ford Suspension Rear Axle Non-powered Axle Assembly


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Ford Ranger 1994
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Mar 27, 1995
Location:
Colorado S, CO

right rear axle bent. *skd

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTCR10X8RP. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Focus 2002
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Dec 13, 2002
Location:
Winnemucca, NV

rear end fish tales and wanders through turns and on straights. is scalloping rear end tires. car is driven on asphalt roads and highways only. delong ford in winnemucca tells us nothing is wrong with it. purchasing dealer, jones-west told us we could take it to any ford dealer to be serviced.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAHP34P22W. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 26, 2002. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Ford FOCUS 2002 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford FOCUS 2002 Suspension Rear Axle Non-powered Axle Assembly Transmission Type: MAN . Dealer's name: Jones-west Ford . Dealer's telephone number: (775)829-3200 . Dealer's city: Reno . Dealer's state code: NV. Dealer's zipcode: 89510 .

Ford Stripped Chassis 1998
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Aug 25, 2002
Location:
North Brunswick, NJ

our thor motorhome "hurricane" is a 1998 on what is believed to be a 1999 chassis. we bought it brand new in 1999 from scott motor homes, nj. it is 30' with only approximately 14,000 miles on it. in august 2002, on our way home from disney with our two young grandchildren, we heard a noise whenever i excelerated. we were in rocky mount, nc and it was about 2:00 am. we had just gased up and thought we'd better stop in he next rest area on i-95 to check to see if maybe we had a flat tire. nothing was noticably wrong outside the motorhome and so we started to leave the rest area, however before we even left we noticed the noise getting louder. it was a saturday night, i called our camper world road service and they said we should stay in the rest area for the night and call first thing sunday morning for help. we needed to be towed to a truck repair shop. take clothes for the night, get a ride to a hotel and rent a car the next day and wait for the results. the entire rear end had to be replaced. repairs costs approximately $5,500 and the parts had to be ordered from two different states. we had no choice but to drive home in the rented car to bring our 6 and 8 yrs. old grandchildren home. return the rented car to nc on the next weekend. i drove the rental car and my wife followed me with our car since the parts were still not in. about three weeks later, i took a train to rocky mount, nc and a taxi cab to the dealer to pick up the motorhome. this transmission never should have broken! we are now in debt on our credit card for close to $7,000 for this whole breakdown. motel,food,tolls,gas,rental car (twice from nc to nj then nj to nc) and nj via amtrak to get back to nc to pick up the motorhome. we feel we should bring this to your attention for help. it was a ford engine.

Mileage was 14000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FCLF53S2XJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 14, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 10 cylinders. Ford STRIPPED CHASSIS 1998 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford STRIPPED CHASSIS 1998 Suspension Rear Axle Non-powered Axle Assembly Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 60 mph. Dealer's name: Scott Recreational Vehicles . Dealer's city: Lakewood . Dealer's state code: NJ.

Ford Focus 2001
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Apr 15, 2003
Location:
Grand Rapids, MI

tire problem, possible rear bearing problem, possible alignment problem, egr replaced- engine misfiring is beginning to reappear

Mileage was 22000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP38381W. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 07, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Ford FOCUS 2001 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford FOCUS 2001 Suspension Rear Axle Non-powered Axle Assembly Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 1 mph. Dealer's name: Duthler Ford . Dealer's telephone number: 616 956-5511 . Dealer's city: Grand Rapids . Dealer's state code: MI. Dealer's zipcode: 49512 .

Ford Unknown 9999
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Webster Grove, MO

problems with wheels and rain water while driving in the rain. rear wheels lose contact with street.*mr consumer doesn't own a ford or mazda vehicle, but witnessed the failure. two newer ford escapes were traveling on both sides of them spraying water 5 feet vertical and 7 feet horizontal ( like a jet ski). later down the highway, both vehicles were on the side of the road one facing oncoming traffic and the other slid in the mud. after further thought the consumer believe the failure was the result of no rear drivetrain and axle. consumer wrote complaint to bring this failure to someone's attention. *ph

Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Fuel type: diesel. Dealer's name: Unknown .

Ford Crown Victoria 9999
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Corpus Christi, TX

fax info copy of ltr to ford on behalf of nueces county re experiences with rear axle problems on nine crown victoria police interceptor vehicles. *ph *mr

Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford CROWN VICTORIA 9999 Drive type:U.

Ford F-150 1998
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Mar 09, 2004
Location:
Kunkletown, PA

while driving at 25 mph and when making a left turn consumer heard a loud popping sound. then, left side of the vehicle dropped down. vehicle was towed to consumer's home. the tow truck driver explained that the upper ball joints were worn out, and the axle broke.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 125000 miles. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 25 mph.

Ford Explorer 1996
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
July 17, 1996
Location:
Little Rock, AR

explorer sport (4x2),( manual transmission)(18,462 miles) dodging truck tire retread on interstate was oversteered. then oversteered back when left rea hub assembly broke off. then car fliped 6 times. when the car lost the rea wheel, control was lost.*ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 18462 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMCU22X4TU. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 27, 1996. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford EXPLORER 1996 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford EXPLORER 1996 Suspension Rear Axle Non-powered Axle Assembly Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 70 mph. Dealer's name: Central Ford . Dealer's telephone number: 501-562-3673 . Dealer's city: Little Rock . Dealer's state code: AR. Dealer's zipcode: 72204 .

Ford Focus 2003
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Oct 03, 2004
Location:
Lithonia, GA

ford focus 2003 loud crackling noise was heard when driving... next car dropped and bared to the right..off road tried to get vehicle under control, as a result the car veered to the left towards on coming traffic..vehicle and car, in oncoming traffic collided.. sending vehicle back to the right and into a guard rail..... complaint: the axle broke landing car on fender, while driving, newly purchased car on september 24, accident occurred on october 3, 2004.. attorney contacted said they need proof of the axle braking before accident... the damage to the car clearly indicates what happened...the front passenger tire that came off still has the axle attached to it with little damage to the tire it was picked up off the side of the road after accident...i received a ticket for failure to maintain lane..which really was no fault of my own..

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Mileage was 21565 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP33P43W. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 24, 2004. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Ford FOCUS 2003 Drive type:U. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford FOCUS 2003 Suspension Rear Axle Non-powered Axle Assembly Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 40 mph. Dealer's name: Team Ford . Dealer's telephone number: 7706210200 . Dealer's city: Tucker . Dealer's state code: GA. Dealer's zipcode: 30084 .

Ford Mustang 2003
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
July 19, 2005
Location:
Hughesville, PA

second time for control arms needing replaced. in less than 4,000 had rear control replaced and now 4,000 miles later needs replaced again.heard a screeching noise in rear of car and garage couldn't hear the problem twice before so its noticable now. they ordered the new parts for monday 25 to be replaced

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 26000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP40463F. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford MUSTANG 2003 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford MUSTANG 2003 Suspension Rear Axle Non-powered Axle Assembly Transmission Type: MAN . Dealer's name: Bob Mccormick Ford . Dealer's telephone number: 5705842166 . Dealer's city: Hughesville . Dealer's state code: PA. Dealer's zipcode: 17737 .

Ford Focus 2000
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
July 15, 2005
Location:
Cumberland Foreside, ME

supplemental information reference nhtsa odi # 10134021 the aforementioned odi # is the third in a line of situations where, in my opinion, metal fatigue has caused a defect. excessive regrind material is being utilized in the manufacture of parts, leading to premature wear/failure aka planned obsolessence. the rh axle support bearings would possibly have never failed had good workmanship practices and standards been in place and utilized. being a "proud ford owner" only since 1969 i have never experienced such a rapid / rampid parts failure rate. as a show of good faith, i expect nothing less than ford motor company to absorb any and all cost of replacing the rear axle in my 2000 ford focus. your attention to this matter is greatly appreciated. respectfully, paul a. stadden

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 69500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP34P1YW. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 31, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Ford FOCUS 2000 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Ford FOCUS 2000 Suspension Rear Axle Non-powered Axle Assembly Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Casco Bay Ford . Dealer's telephone number: 207.846.5577 . Dealer's city: Yarmouth . Dealer's state code: ME. Dealer's zipcode: 04096 .

Ford Crown Victoria 2004
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Dec 08, 2005
Location:
Etters, PA

dt: the contact stated the rear axle non powered assembly experienced extensive wear. as a result, there was a severe vibration while driving. the vehicle was taken to a service repair shop, and the mechanic contacted a local dealership about the issue. a factory authorized axle replacement kit was purchased; part #3w1z4a109aa. using the new axle kit the old axle assembly was replaced. there have been no further problems. this vehicle was for police use.*ak updated 01/11/06. *jb

Mileage was 64700 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FAFP71W24X. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 01, 2004. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Ford CROWN VICTORIA 2004 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford CROWN VICTORIA 2004 Suspension Rear Axle Non-powered Axle Assembly Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 40 mph. Dealer's name: N/a .

Ford Focus 2002
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Aug 05, 2006
Location:
Knoxville, TN

my 2002 ford focus se wagon has had innumerable problems. firstly..melting battery cables due to poor and faulty wiring that could have caused an explosion of the battery had i not had to pay to get it fixed along with purchase of two new batteries thanks to the melting battery cables causing a short in the system. it subsequently killed the alternator which had to be replaced. it also subsequently killed the thermostat and the solenoid switch which caused overheating and dying problems with the car while driving. most recently the passenger side wheel bearing went out and was causing driving problems unable to control car. now more recently, it had to have a faulty tie rod placed which nearly caused me to have an accident. and as of last friday, its back in the shop again this time for engine stalling at 65 miles per hour which nearly caused yet another accident because i was passing another car and mine suddenly began vibrating so bad and then lost power and i had to struggle my way to the median. this car is dangerous and ford refuses to do nothing about it. i have paid out nearly 2000.00 on all these problems which were similar to issues already recalled and yes i am mad. i have called ford and complained but to no avail. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 47000 miles. Vehicle was purchased on July 17, 2005. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Ford FOCUS 2002 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford FOCUS 2002 Suspension Rear Axle Non-powered Axle Assembly Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph. Dealer's name: Airport Honda . Dealer's city: Alcoa . Dealer's state code: TN.

Ford Econoline 1994
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Aug 16, 2006
Location:
Coconut Creek, FL

1994 ford econoline rear axle began to smoke and caught on fire. *kb *jb

Vehicle was on fire. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph.

Ford Windstar 2001
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Feb 23, 2007
Location:
Washington, MS

tl*- the contact stated that the 2001 ford windstar frame was cracked. on 02/23/07 the vehicle was raised to see if the cause of a loud noise which came from the rear passenger tire could be found. she stated that the tire leaned inward. it was observed that the frame had a crack about 3 inches from the brake drum. the contact had not called anyone to find out what should be done. a new framed was installed on the vehicle. she stated that she still has the tire that came from the vehicle. the contact will submit pictures of the tire and of the cracked frame from the vehicle. the current mileage was 90000.*ak the axle was replaced. updated 04/05/07. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMZA51411B. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 22, 2004. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford WINDSTAR 2001 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford WINDSTAR 2001 Suspension Rear Axle Non-powered Axle Assembly Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Gray Daniels Auto . Dealer's telephone number: UNKNOWN . Dealer's city: Jackson . Dealer's state code: MS.

Ford Mustang Gt 2006
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
July 15, 2006
Location:
Farmington Hills, MI

squealing/grinding noise from rear end on low speed turns at 7000 miles. dealer identified the source as the rear axle and put in a new diff clutch pack. vehicle was fine for a few months but the same sound has returned, however it is intermittent and quieter. mileage is now about 14,000. rear ends should not be wearing out every 10k miles on a high performance vehicle. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 7000 miles. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 01, 2006. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Ford MUSTANG GT 2006 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford MUSTANG GT 2006 Suspension Rear Axle Non-powered Axle Assembly Transmission Type: MAN . Dealer's name: Tom Holzer Ford . Dealer's city: Novi . Dealer's state code: MI.

Ford Explorer 2002
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Feb 26, 2007
Location:
Murfreesboro, TN

my 2002 ford explorer has been repaired for major transmission and rear end problems approx. 15 times in the past 3 years. the transmission continues to slip between 2nd-3rd and 3rd-4th gear. in reverse the clutch binds up. the rear end roars and was replaced at 35,000 miles (after numerous fix attempts) and at 66,000 miles rear wheel bearings, ring gear & pinion were replaced. the transmission was almost overhauled at 35,000, re-programmed approx 3 times and needs to be done again now. the compass has failed twice. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73W22U. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 31, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Ford EXPLORER 2002 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford EXPLORER 2002 Suspension Rear Axle Non-powered Axle Assembly Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Alexander Ford .

Ford Windstar 2000
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Apr 24, 2007
Location:
Bethel Park, PA

my 2000 ford windstar with appx 79500 miles had the rear axle nearly severed (appx 80 %) on apr 24, 2007 while pulling out of my driveway. my local ford dealer service mgr states that he has seen at least 5 of these malfunctions. my vehicle has been highly maintained, garage stored, and under body flushed twice a year since i purchased it in the spring of 2000. upon inspection of the axle, it was apparent that corrosion was present in an appx 1/2 inch area, and the roadside curb caused the crack from this weakened spot. obviously, if a less observant driver had not noticed the instability and had taken it on a high speed highway, a catastrophic accident would likely have occurred. kenny ross ford south replaced the axle (for $1135.74), and i have retained the old one for my next course of action.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 79491 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMDA5343YB. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 30, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford WINDSTAR 2000 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford WINDSTAR 2000 Suspension Rear Axle Non-powered Axle Assembly Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 3 mph. Dealer's name: Kenny Ross Ford South . Dealer's telephone number: 4128810001 . Dealer's city: Castle Shannon . Dealer's state code: PA.

Ford Ranger 2002
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 01, 2007
Location:
Ridgway, PA

tl*the contact owns a 2002 ford ranger. while driving 5 mph, the contact heard a loud humming noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. the mechanic stated that there were metal shavings in the rear axle fluid. the rear axle was replaced and no other failures have occurred. the current mileage is 61,000 and failure mileage was 59,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 59000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZR45E32P. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 01, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford RANGER 2002 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford RANGER 2002 Suspension Rear Axle Non-powered Axle Assembly Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 5 mph. Dealer's name: Murrays Ford .

Ford Windstar 2001
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Dec 01, 2007
Location:
Allison Park, PA

the rear axle on my 2001 ford winstar cracked and broke. this is a safety issue and engineering defect and should be corrected by ford and the dealer. *tr

Mileage was 90000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMZA53491B. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 20, 2001. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford WINDSTAR 2001 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford WINDSTAR 2001 Suspension Rear Axle Non-powered Axle Assembly Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Schultz Ford . Dealer's state code: 00. Dealer's zipcode: 15090 .


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