2004-05 Ford Windstar and Mercury Monterey minivans recalled over power loss problem

Ford Motor Company has announced a recall of 2004-2005 model Ford Windstar and Mercury Monterey minivans. The recall action affects approximately 205,986 vehicles in the United States according to a statement from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). The recall is happening because of the potential for the torque converter output shafts in the minivan powertrains to fail and cause a sudden loss of power. The recall is expected to begin the second quarter of 2012, and Ford will replace the torque converter in the recalled minivans. The NHTSA is only aware of two collisions probably attributable to the power loss problem in the Windstar and Monterey, one of those crashes involved injuries and the other did not. Still, the NHTSA announced the recall because the chances of a crash are increased due to a sudden power loss.

If you were injured in a crash involving a 2004 or 2005 Ford Windstar or Mercury Monterey minivan, contact Smith & Hassler to discuss a possible products liability case.

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