Ford anounced Friday that it is voluntarily recalling 575,000 Windstar minivans from the 1998 to 2003 model years due to a rear axle rusting. The rear axle can fracture over time when exposed to corrosive materials used on roads in cold-weather areas. This can lead to crashes.
The company received multiple complaints of completely cracked rear axles.
Ford says all service and parts will be covered free of charge if needed. Owners can contact Ford at 866-436-7332 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration hot line at 888-327-4236.