Ford Suspension Rear Springs Coil Springs


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Ford Aerostar 1988
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Mar 23, 1995
Location:
Riviera Be, FL

torsion bar failed.

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

Ford Windstar 1995
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 12, 1995
Location:
Akron, OH

driver heard a loud bang and noticed torsion bar broke. tt

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMDA5141SB. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Contour 1995
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 15, 1996
Location:
Amherst, NY

during vehicle operation when making a right turn, an unusual noise coming from the torsion bar due to cracked rubber boot.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FALP6536SK. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford CONTOUR 1995 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 15 mph.

Ford F-150 1998
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Feb 26, 1999
Location:
Richfield, OH

i was lucky it was parked. this could be very dangerous on the freeway.ihave heard that this has happend to other people.i feel that this truck has very unsafe springs and torsion bars that could break at any time.which could cause loss of control.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX18W8WC. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford F-150 1998 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Ford Expedition 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
July 14, 2001
Location:
Lawton, MI

nhtsa recall 96v252000/ manufacturer's recall 96s60/rear axle: vehicle would vibrate when driving 70 mph. dealer notified, and informed consumer that vehicle was not covered under that recall due to vin. feel free to provide any further information.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMFU18L5VL. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Escort 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Nov 04, 2002
Location:
Willimantic, CT

the rear coil springs were cracked. *mr *nlm

Mileage was 32700 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FALP13P9VW. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Ford ESCORT 1997 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Ford ESCORT 1997 Suspension Rear Springs Coil Springs Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Col Ford . Dealer's telephone number: 860-228-2886 . Dealer's city: Columbia . Dealer's state code: CT. Dealer's zipcode: 06237 .

Ford Escort 1995
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Dec 13, 2002
Location:
East Walpole, MA

when i had the car in to repair a leaking radiator i was told that the rear springs of the car were broken - these were replaced along with the two rear tires which had been damaged due to the broken springs. six months later backing out of the driveway the left front spring broke puncturing that tire - per the garage both front springs are broken and must be replaced. since i've had the care in two different garages i've heard that this is a common problem with the ford escorts.

Mileage was 51000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Ford ESCORT 1995 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford ESCORT 1995 Suspension Rear Springs Coil Springs Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Muzi Ford . Dealer's city: Needham . Dealer's state code: MA.

Ford Escort 1996
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Feb 18, 2003
Location:
Westminster, MD

abnormal rate of rear springs on late 90's ford escort station wagons. i am a mechanic with brownies auto repair in walkersville,md. i personally have replaced the rear springs on at least 8 escort wagons. i have checked other escort wagons and find most broken in the same spot. could puncture tire.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Escort 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Mar 31, 2003
Location:
St. Louis, MO

both rear springs found broken at state inspection. i was informed that this was a very common problem and it is the first thing that the inspectors look at because of this. evidently very well known in the trade. what can i do about it. evidently this occurred "quite awhile ago". i now have to spend $250.00 to fix it. if this is that common why has ford evidently chosen to ignore this problem? *nlm

Mileage was 71000 miles. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 15, 1998. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Ford ESCORT 1997 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford ESCORT 1997 Suspension Rear Springs Coil Springs Transmission Type: MAN . Dealer's name: Yates Suntrup Ford . Dealer's city: Kirkwood . Dealer's state code: MO. Dealer's zipcode: 63122 .

Ford Escort 1998
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Apr 17, 2003
Location:
California, MD

both rear coil springs on my 1998 ford escort se wagon were found to be broken (each cracked and broke in two pieces beneath the plastic sleeve). vehicle had 52,715 miles at the time, but from corrosion evidence of broken springs, it appears they may have been broken for awhile prior to discovery. four other incidents noted on same year/make/model vehicle within this database. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 52715 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FAFP15P1WR. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 31, 1998. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Ford ESCORT 1998 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford ESCORT 1998 Suspension Rear Springs Coil Springs Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Ford Of The Main Line . Dealer's telephone number: 610-964-9100 . Dealer's city: Wayne . Dealer's state code: PA. Dealer's zipcode: 19087 .

Ford Escort 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 21, 2003
Location:
Columbus, OH

i bought a 1997 ford escort wagon new and love it and has only 30000 miles on it. recently i had a problem with steering the vehicle so i had it checked out at an auto repair shop. the mechanic told me i needed new tie rod ends and both rear coil springs were broken. as i do not drive this vehicle hard and do not haul anything except my puppy and groceries, i had a hard time believing this. so i took it to another garage and another mechanic told me the same thing and showed it to me. i am no longer driving this vehicle as it is unsafe and this vehicle should be placed on a recall list and fixed by ford free of charge. neither me or my husband have ever had this happen and we feel that definitely this has to be a factory defect. please advise me as soon as possible what to do about this defective vehicle so that i can know which direction to pursue this matter, a.e., newspapers, tv stations, etc. thanks for your help. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 30123 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FALP15P4VR. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 28, 1997. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Ford ESCORT 1997 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford ESCORT 1997 Suspension Rear Springs Coil Springs Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 25 mph. Dealer's name: Ricart Ford . Dealer's city: Columbus . Dealer's state code: OH.

Ford Windstar 1998
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 20, 2003
Location:
New Marshfield, OH

while traveling about 40mph on the highway and without prior warning left passenger side coil spring broke. *ak

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

Ford Contour 1996
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Brampton Ontario, 00

had received several recalls on vehicle springs, recall 01v230000, and heater blower sensor, recall 01i009000. took vehicle to dealership's mechanic several times to have repairs done, even left vehicle with mechanic. received call to pick up vehicle, and also informed none of the recalls were ever repaired. mechanic refused to complete the recall repairs. bramview ford; queen st; brampton ontario canada; 9054511041. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FALP65L7TK. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Dealer's name: Bramview Ford .

Ford Contour 1995
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 16, 2003
Location:
Eau Claire, WI

while driving the rear coil spring failed. this was the second failure of the coil spring and it appeared to be rusted. *ak *cb *nlm

Mileage was 89195 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FALP66L25K. Vehicle was purchased on June 02, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Ford CONTOUR 1995 Suspension Rear Springs Coil Springs Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Chippewa Falls Ford . Dealer's city: Chippewa Falls . Dealer's state code: WI. Dealer's zipcode: 54729 .

Ford Escort 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 24, 2003
Location:
Pittsburgh, PA

i had taken my 1997 ford escort in for its annual state inspection, where my rear springs were replaced at my cost. the mechanic working on my car had found that both of the original factory rear springs were broken directly below their plastic covering about one-fifth from the top of the spring. he had said that there were several escorts that he had worked on that had the same breakage at the same section of each of the rear springs. he had advised me to check to see if there were any recalls or service bulletins posted on this problem. i was also told to buy a new set of rear tires as soon as possible, as my present ones have irregular wear. *jb i would like to know if there was or will be a recall on this problem.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 67005 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FALP13P2VW. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 14, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Ford ESCORT 1997 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford ESCORT 1997 Suspension Rear Springs Coil Springs Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Tiffin Ford, Lincoln, Mercury . Dealer's city: Tiffin . Dealer's state code: OH. Dealer's zipcode: 44883 .

Ford Escort 1999
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 26, 2003
Location:
Pittsburgh, PA

both rear coil springs broke at same time, and car has only 43,000 miles and is only 4 years old. no excessive weight ever used in this car. mechanic said he has fixed at least a dozen other ford escorts with the same problem.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 43000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP10P9XW. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 10, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Ford ESCORT 1999 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford ESCORT 1999 Suspension Rear Springs Coil Springs Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Kenny Ross Ford .

Ford Escort 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
July 03, 2003
Location:
O'fallon, MO

rear springs on my escort i believe to be cheaply made. both have busted. i have found that my escort is not the only one. there are many other escorts with the same problem.

0 person(s) died.Mileage was 80000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FALP13P9VW. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 16, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Ford ESCORT 1997 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Ford ESCORT 1997 Suspension Rear Springs Coil Springs Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Pundmann Ford . Dealer's telephone number: 6369466611 . Dealer's city: St.charles . Dealer's state code: MO.

Ford Explorer 1998
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 29, 2002
Location:
Lilburn, GA

defective alternator, rear axle seals, and oxygen sensor. *scc

Mileage was 44087 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMRU17L4WL. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 13, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Ford EXPLORER 1998 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Ford EXPLORER 1998 Suspension Rear Springs Coil Springs Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 60 mph. Dealer's name: Carmen . Dealer's city: Norcross . Dealer's state code: GA. Dealer's zipcode: 30071 .

Ford Escort 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
July 20, 2003
Location:
Roseville, MN

we heard a clunking sound in the rear end. took to the mechanic and the rear springs are completely shattered.*ak

Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Dealer's name: Ford Dealer . Dealer's city: Lacrosse . Dealer's state code: WI.

Ford Escort 1995
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
July 25, 2003
Location:
Milwaukee, WI

1995 ford escort wagon,rear coil spring failure(broken) even the replacement springs are prone to premature failure. under normal driving, why don't these last the life of the car? what renumeration can i expect from ford?*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 50000 miles. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 01, 1995. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Ford ESCORT 1995 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford ESCORT 1995 Suspension Rear Springs Coil Springs Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Hieser Ford . Dealer's city: Milwaukee . Dealer's state code: WI. Dealer's zipcode: 53202 .


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