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1991 FORD FESTIVA in lima
Replaced rear passenger bearings and after putting all back together getting a metal rubbing sound worse than before i changed bearings.
1992 FORD FESTIVA in Houston, TX
Failure of low control arms, tie rod end ,and cv axles.
1992 FORD FESTIVA in Houston, TX
Failure of low control arms, tie rod end ,and cv axles.
1992 FORD FESTIVA in Houston, TX
Failure of low control arms, tie rod end ,and cv axles.
1993 FORD FESTIVA in Appleton, WI
Dt: the contact stated while pulling out of the driveway the left front double wheel assembly fell of the vehicle when the left front control arm lower ball joint broke. the vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall; howeve...
1993 FORD FESTIVA in Cleveland, TN
Dt: contact owns a 1993 ford fiestiva . the instrument cluster could catch on fire. the replacement parts was no longer available. the contact felt that the dealer should make these parts again so this problem could be fixed. 11/02/05.
1993 FORD FESTIVA in Virginia Beach, VA
!993 ford festiva envolved in a near miss/ avoidance of another vehicle which cut into my lane. going 45 mph and hit curb a couple of times. the passenger side shoulder belt broke apart where attaches to moving door attachement. the stitchi...
1990 FORD FESTIVA in Raynham Center, MA
Consumer stated while traveling at normal speed passenger side front tire tread completely separated. however, tire stayed inflated.
1988 FORD FESTIVA in Avondale, AZ
June, 2001, tire #npc8 jphr 169 on the rear driver's side blew out while i was doing about 70 mph in the middle of the night (cool out). the car immediately went sideways to the road, in the oncoming lane. i barely got control of the vehi...
1988 FORD FESTIVA in Burbank, CA
After taking vehicle in for service mechanic stated vehicle had a recall on safety belt buckles. manager insisted that consumers vehicle was not covered under recall, and refused to service vehicle.
1991 FORD FESTIVA in West Lawn, PA
The driver's side seat belt stopped working, because the motor needed to be replaced.
1993 FORD FESTIVA in Tallmadge, OH
While driving, consumer heard a loud noise, he then pulled over and saw not only did he have one flat tire, but the other front tire was also flat, cause unknown, no tire info given.(ohio traffic crash report# 10-91-682)
1990 FORD FESTIVA in Randallstown, MD
While driving vehicle completely shut down. upon trying to start it again, it will not start unless it is jumped started. consumer has contacted the dealer. problem has not been remedied as of yet. please provide any further information.
1988 FORD FESTIVA in Oxford, PA
Consumer states while driving 25 mph without warning the wheel came off, the mechanic stateed that the rear wheel bearing needed replacement. nlm
1993 FORD FESTIVA in Tallmadge, OH
While driving, consumer heard a loud noise, he then pulled over and saw not only did he have one flat tire, but the other front tire was also flat, cause unknown, no tire info given.(ohio traffic crash report# 10-91-682)
1990 FORD FESTIVA in Polutney, VT
Real wheels can come off very easily because there is nothing to hold lugs: nuts on. consumer contacted dealer several years ago for this problem. please provide further details.
1989 FORD FESTIVA in Las Vegas, NV
Vehicle just stopped without prior warning. consumer said that vehicle was making noise, then it just quit.
1990 FORD FESTIVA in Clovis, CA
Stetching that hold both shoulder harness webbing together have weathered and fallen apart. i would guess that there should be other similar cases due the position and the uv/ sun contamination on the treads ( the threads are cotton and not...
1992 FORD FESTIVA in Sandwich, MA
Consumer was hit from rear by a tow truck, causing driver's side seat to twist and break. consumer felt this was not safe, for seat to go back and break.
1992 FORD FESTIVA in Sandwich, MA
Consumer was hit from rear by a tow truck, causing driver's side seat to twist and break. consumer felt this was not safe, for seat to go back and break.
1988 FORD FESTIVA in Bangor, CA
Every 3 to 6 months i have to replace the rear wheelbearings one or both sides. have already replaced the rear spindles on both sides too. i have been told that this is not normal. is there any that can be done about this problem? and wha...
1989 FORD FESTIVA in Portland, OR
Wiring held in an unpadded clamp, which rubbed off insulation over time, resulted in a fire while the vehicle was (luckily) in for other repairs. the parts supplier mentioned that the same thing happened to a friend of his, but while drivi...
1993 FORD FESTIVA in Seattle, WA
The lower control arm bolt on one side of this ford festiva fell out (it didn't break, but backed itself out). we have 6 other festivas ('91-'93) which we checked, but none of them had the loose bolt - nevertheless, we replaced all these b...
1990 FORD FESTIVA in Santa Barbara, CA
The spindle nut of right rear wheel loose and the wheel drop out.
1990 FORD FESTIVA in Santa Barbara, CA
Was driving vehicle & heard a noise coming from rear right wheel. took to dealer & informed by mechanic spindle knuckle had fallen out. the problem is repairable.
1991 FORD FESTIVA in Rowlett, TX
Threading of shoulder harness broke.
1991 FORD FESTIVA in Rowlett, TX
Shoulder belt broke at stitching.
1991 FORD FESTIVA in Chesapeake, VA
Driver's side eletronic seatbelt does not automaticially lock/unlock. i have to tug on it to start the motor. works better in warm climate. called freedom ford in hampton, virginia and was told not covered. vehicle had 50k miles on it ...
1989 FORD FESTIVA in Houston, TX
The lighting system shorted out, resulting in a fire.
1988 FORD FESTIVA in Kennebunk, ME
No summary
1990 FORD FESTIVA in Mclean, VA
Driver side seat belt will not stay enganged in the buckle assembly. consumer has contacted the dealer, dealer replaced the buckle. please provide any further details.
1988 FORD FESTIVA in Baldwin, MI
Calipers rusted due to design problems (lubrication of the bushings). mjs
1990 FORD FESTIVA in Alex, VA
Seat belt will notstay buckled in.
1993 FORD FESTIVA in San Francisco, CA
Since i purchased this auto in mar 1996, this is the 3rd time that the transmission has had to be rebuilded. three rebuilded transmissions and less than 25,000 miles in three yrs. please look into this for me and contact me soon. thanks d...
1988 FORD FESTIVA in Tinley Park, IL
No summary listed for this vehicle.
1993 FORD FESTIVA in La Crosse, WI
When ever the seat belts are in use & individual would move, the belts would lock up. always happen when driving. suppose to happen only when brakes are applied.
1990 FORD FESTIVA in Bruce, MS
During cold weather, none of the instrument panel works. similar to what's described in nhtsa campaign id number: 90v045000, but the whole panel is inoperative. recurring problem since i've owned the car.
1990 FORD FESTIVA in Grove City, OH
Structural failure to driver side windshield wiper mount. driver side now has no windshield wiper mechanism.
1992 FORD FESTIVA in St Joseph, MO
While backing out of the garage, the vehicle caught on fire under the hood. cause unknown. please provide more details.
1989 FORD FESTIVA in Athens, TN
Ignition switch overheats and smokes. blower fan also quits at frequent intervals. smoke came up out of the steering column at one point. there is a persistant problem with this when i try to run the air conditioning system. i would like to...
1989 FORD FESTIVA in Athens, TN
Ignition switch overheats and smokes. blower fan also quits at frequent intervals. smoke came up out of the steering column at one point. there is a persistant problem with this when i try to run the air conditioning system. i would like to...
1988 FORD FESTIVA in Littleton, CO
Seat belt buckle release button broke, jamming buckle. recall, nhtsa id 95v103011. mfg. says my vin is not included, and won't fix it.
1990 FORD FESTIVA in Detroit, MI
While driving down the street the wheel came off the automobile due to lugs:nuts and bolts breaking off. consumer had to run down the street to catch it. caused damage to the left rear spindle dust cover pan, which had to be replaced.
1989 FORD FESTIVA in St.louis, MO
Ignition failed.
1989 FORD FESTIVA in St.louis, MO
Seat belt recall work denied due to original inspection revealing no problem with buckles, after inspection buckles failed. (qcaw)
1989 FORD FESTIVA in Honolulu, HI
Right and left side rear seatbelts are jammed and red release button is broken.
1984 FORD FESTIVA in North Spri, VA
As vehicle turned left, the wheel came off with brake drum.
1988 FORD FESTIVA in Anderson, SC
Safety seat belt failed, prior recall item, however consumer not able to get recall work done.
1992 FORD FESTIVA in San Jose, CA
Consumer could not replace parking light due to inferior design (not enough room and space).
1991 FORD FESTIVA in Bicknell, IN
In cold weather plastic door handles break.
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