Ford re­calls 575,000 vans in US, Canada

The Pak Banker - - Company+Boss News -

DETROIT: Ford Mo­tor Co> is re­call­ing about 575,000 Wind­star vans in 21 cold­weather U.S. states and Canada from model years 1998 to 2003 be­cause of the pos­si­bil­ity that the rear axle may frac­ture due to cor­ro­sion, fed­eral reg­u­la­tors re­ported on Fri­day.

The Na­tional High­way Traf­fic Safety Ad­min­is­tra­tion opened a pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tion of the prob­lem on May 13 af­ter re­ceiv­ing 234 re­ports of rear axle frac­tures and two mi­nor crashes. The num­ber of com­plaints has risen to 950.

NHTSA said the de­sign of the axle ap­pears to al­low it to col­lect road salt slush, lead­ing to rust.

The re­calls to­tal about 463,000 in the United States, and the re­main­ing in Canada, a Ford spokesman said. Wind­star own­ers will be asked to bring their vans into Ford or Lin­col­nMer­cury deal­er­ships for in­spec­tion of the axle. -PB News

LA­HORE: Women buy­ing laces from Ra­mazan Sasta Bazaar in the pro­vin­cial cap­i­tal ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr fes­ti­val. -On­line

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