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3.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Ford Crown Victoria wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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1998 Ford Crown Victoria Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 072015

Crown Victoria 8-cyl

  • 84,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I was a professional mechanic and went to school for it also with over ten years experience in the field ! this is the story I decided to replace upper and lower ball joints and outer tie rod ends with upper control arm bushings and wheel bearing hub assembly's all at the same time to avoid a vehicle breakdown like what just happened ! the car had about 54000 miles on it when I did this with me knowing these parts were about to go out due to wear before 75000 miles at the latest from experience on average ! but this is the complaint and concern ! my lower passenger front ball joint separated at about 84000 miles on the car which is only thirty thousand miles of life on this ball joint ! not reassuring at the least ! even under extreme driving I have found ball joints to last at least 50000 miles before going bad ! the ball joint is a drive works brand part #dw-K8685 advance auto parts brand but here is the strange part they do not know who makes their parts even when you call their 1-800 # are these parts tested or built to federal safety standards these ball joints if they separate on the freeway can kill people this is a serious subject ! I was blessed this ball joint separated at about 20 miles an hour ! can they be tested or recalled !

- Cypress, TX, USA

problem #1

Nov 011999

(reported on)

Crown Victoria

  • miles
This police department purchased seven 1998 Ford Crown victorias. The hub caps on this year model are constantly coming off the vehicle at various low speeds. So far this department has replaced 10 hub caps from it's fleet of 1998 cars. We are not the only pd that has experienced this problem. Numerous agencies across the country have had the same problem. Theses hub caps have dislodged themself from the rim during low speeds. We have one incident were the cap struck a parked motor vehicle.ha

- Brookline, MA, USA

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