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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,433 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.

2003 Ford Crown Victoria drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2003 Ford Crown Victoria Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 152005

Crown Victoria 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles


Rear axle bearings failed at 39,000 miles. Out of warranty, there is a recall for fleet buyers. Why not my car? I repaired it at my expense.

- Trenton, NJ, USA

problem #2

Feb 202004

(reported on)

Crown Victoria

  • miles
FOIA request all documents, complaints, defect investigations, recalls, service bulletins, etc relating to NHTSA's investigation into the power train assembly, axle shaft of the 2003 Ford Crown Victoria, NHTSA no: PE 04010, ES have no records. (nar)

- Troy, MI, USA

problem #1

Apr 292004

(reported on)

Crown Victoria

  • 25,300 miles
Four 2003 Ford Crown Victoria police cruisers were inspected and mechanic found three out of four had damaged axles. The problem was with the rear axles. One out the axles was said to have damage to the point the vehicle wasn't drivable. The unit had 25,300 miles on it. The dealer made repairs.

- Unknown, DC, USA

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