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Ford Taurus 1993
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Aug 01, 1997
Location:
East Rockaway, NY

pe97035;the defective front suspension coil spring broke off, causing loss of steering control. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FALP52U0PA. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 1994
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Mar 26, 1998
Location:
Hicksville, NY

check noises in rear springs.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X2RU. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 01, 1994. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford EXPLORER 1994 Drive type:4WD. Ford EXPLORER 1994 Suspension Rear Springs Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 1994
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Mar 26, 1998
Location:
Hicksville, NY

check noises in rear springs.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X2RU. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 01, 1994. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford EXPLORER 1994 Drive type:4WD. Ford EXPLORER 1994 Suspension Rear Springs Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford Contour 1995
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Bradford, PA

rear coil springs have rusted completely through, causing a safety hazard. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FALP6538SK. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford CONTOUR 1995 Suspension Rear Springs Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford Contour 1995
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 01, 1998
Location:
Brooklyn Park, MN

rear coil spring broke. front one did too, but was recalled. there should be a recall for the rear also.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FALP6537SK. Vehicle was purchased on June 01, 1996. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford CONTOUR 1995 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 30 mph.

Ford Taurus 1993
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Apr 18, 2000
Location:
Woodbridge, VA

consumer was traveling on the highway and heard a popping noise. it was rear coil spring that broke and punctured rear tires, causing tires to pop off.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FALP574XPA. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Contour 1995
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
July 07, 2000
Location:
Bolingbrook, IL

rear coil springs broken in 3 pieces on driver's side. dealer and manufacturer notified, and informed consumer that vehicle was not cover under a recall. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FALP653XSK. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 29, 1997. Vehicle was not 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 Rear Springs Transmission Type: MAN .

Ford Escort 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Nov 27, 2000
Location:
Pittsburgh, PA

while vehicle was being insepected by an independent repair shop, consumer was informed that both rear coil springs broke at 27906 miles, and need to be replaced. dealer notified, and informed consumer vehicle was out of is warranty, and not covered under a manufacturer's recall. repairs were made at consumer's cost.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FALP15P5VR. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 01, 1997. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford ESCORT 1997 Suspension Rear Springs Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford Escort 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
July 24, 2000
Location:
Marshfield, MA

the rear coil spring was rusted completely through causing unusual handling, a plastic sleve placed around the steel coil may have trapped moisture between the steel and plastic causing rust over time and eventually breaking the coil. nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FALP15P9VW. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford F-150 1996
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Eaton, NY

power steering hose rusted and developed a massive leak which caused no power steering ability. *ak wire harness for air bag sensor not operational. both rear springs broke under light load resulting in steering and brake failure. *yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTEF14Y4TC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 15, 1995. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford F-150 1996 Drive type:4WD. Fuel type: gas.

Ford Escort 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Aug 24, 2000
Location:
Iowa City, IA

both rear coil springs broke. *ak mechanic stated coil springs were broken in two, however invoice stated that springs were weak, consumer paid 20% of the costs. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FALP15P4VR. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 04, 1996. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford ESCORT 1997 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Ford ESCORT 1997 Suspension Rear Springs Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford Escort 1995
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Oct 01, 2000
Location:
Iowa City, IA

right rear coil spring broke. *ak the rear spring breaking is common on these make of vehicle. *yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FASP15J7SW. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford ESCORT 1995 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Ford ESCORT 1995 Suspension Rear Springs Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford Escort 1999
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Brewster, NY

rear coil spring broke, the dealer stated that the springs were defective. nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FAFP15PXXR. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 05, 1999. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford ESCORT 1999 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Ford ESCORT 1999 Suspension Rear Springs Transmission Type: MAN .

Ford Contour 1995
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Mar 19, 2001
Location:
Waterville, ME

three coil springs had been broken. dealer told consumer that only front coil spring were cover by recall, but not rear ones. had to be replaced by consumer. *ak consumer also have a second 1995 ford contour vin # [xxx] two coil springs are broken on that vehicle. *yh information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6). *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FALP6537FK. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford CONTOUR 1995 Drive type:FWD. Ford CONTOUR 1995 Suspension Rear Springs Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Ford Contour 1995
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Apr 03, 2001
Location:
Erie, PA

rear coil spring fractured and needed replacement. dealer notified, and informed consumer that it was not covered under a recall. *ak *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FALP6536SK. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford CONTOUR 1995 Drive type:FWD. Ford CONTOUR 1995 Suspension Rear Springs Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford Contour 1995
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Apr 02, 2001
Location:
Rantoul, IL

both rear coil springs broken. see www.contour.org and go to the problems forum for more complaints about this. this is a serious safety issue.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FALP67L3SK. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 01, 2000. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford CONTOUR 1995 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Ford Contour 1995
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
July 01, 1999
Location:
Rolling Meadows, IL

front coil springs covered by extended warranty. rear springs are similar and subject to the same environment. failure of rear springs can be hazardous especially if vehicle is used for light towing. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FALP6530SK. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 01, 1996. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford CONTOUR 1995 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Ford Escort 1996
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 01, 2001
Location:
Carmel, NY

rear coil springs have cracked. dealer has inspected vehicle. parts are on back order.*ak *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FAST11JXTR. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford ESCORT 1996 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Ford ESCORT 1996 Suspension Rear Springs Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford Contour 1995
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Warwick, NY

rear end of vehicle has dropped due to rear coil springs rusting and breaking. dealer said could cause a blowout.*ak

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

Ford Windstar 1996
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 01, 2000
Location:
Champagne, IL

consumer was moving out of a parking lot and rear of vehicle dropped. consumer got out of vehicle, thinking it was a flat tire. rear coil spring on left side broke and punctured tire. dealer diagnoised that vehicle needed rear coil springs and struts. a mehanic repaired vehicle using ford parts ordered by the consumer. both sets of coil springs needed to be replaced.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMDA5149TB. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford WINDSTAR 1996 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Ford WINDSTAR 1996 Suspension Rear Springs Transmission Type: AUTO.


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