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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,880 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Ford Crown Victoria lights problems

lights problem

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1998 Ford Crown Victoria Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 262003

Crown Victoria 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,759 miles


My crown vic has 43759 miles on it. While driving down the highway at night the lights turned off (approximately 1.5 seconds)-flashed on-flashed off. I took the bright lights off & it quit turning off. I kept the brights off the rest of that trip but could still smell an plastic burning smell in the car when the lights were on. I took my car to the Ford dealer about 12-4-2003 and they told me it was a light control module--then they told me it was back-ordered nationally and would be 2 weeks before it came in. I called 12-26-2003 & it is still on back order.

- Big Spring, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 062002

Crown Victoria

  • miles
While driving at nightheadlights suddenly went out without warning. Contacted independent mechanic. Was informed copper switch had overheated and was cause of problem.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

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