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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
109,468 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Ford Crown Victoria engine problems

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1998 Ford Crown Victoria Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 202016

Crown Victoria 8-cyl

  • 209,026 miles


My intake manifold for my thermostat is completely broken when I looked up online to see how much the part would cost me to have fixed it said there was a recall on the part because in between the years 1997-2006 Ford used generic plastic to make the part I just purchased the car off a guy like 6 months ago so if there were any recalls on the vehicle I had no idea till it broke on me and I looked it up I called a few Ford dealerships and also the main Ford headquarters in detroit and everyone's giving me the run around and telling me there were never any recalls on my car and that I have to pay to have it fixed meanwhile its there fault for putting the wrong part in the car in the first place I need your help getting these people to fix my car please contact me at [xxx] or if I can't be reached on that number [xxx] thank you. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Jeannette, PA, USA

problem #3

Aug 052009

Crown Victoria 8-cyl

  • 128,644 miles
I own a 1998 Ford Crown Victoria with a V-8 (4.6 ) that has a plastic intake manifold which is cracked and leaking coolant. It is unrepairable and must be replaced. This plastic should have never been used and intake manifolds are not supposed to fail like this and they should all be recalled.

- Buna, TX, USA

problem #2

Apr 122004

Crown Victoria 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,200 miles
Coolant leak in intake manifold. Manufactering defect im told, but no recall. Why no recall?

- Roseville, MI, USA

problem #1

Aug 142002

Crown Victoria 8-cyl

  • miles
The check engine light had come on 4 times. The consumer stated that he had a gas cap replaced and it was not the problem because the check engine light had come on 3 times after-this was the first incident. The solenoid was taken off and had enlongated, sliced, parabolic cut/very small infraction-replaced solenoid assembly-canister vent and the hose assembly. The consumer requests the following: A refund of the cost of the gas cap, written explanation of the pebbles in the smog device, and a shield on the vehicle to prevent future problems at the dealers cost.

- Dixon, CA, USA

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