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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,500 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 engine problems

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2003 Ford Crown Victoria Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 252005

Crown Victoria 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,000 miles


,2003 Ford, Crown Victoria. Consumer states that when she starts the vehicle it is fine, but as soon as she takes foot off of the accelerator the engine cuts off. This happened three times, and has taken the vehicle to the service department twice, and they couldn't find anything wrong with the vehicle.

- Clarkton, NC, USA

problem #1

Apr 232004

Crown Victoria 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,000 miles
While engaging in reverse the vehicle accelerated at 90 mph. The tires were screeching and smoking. As a result, the vehicle collided into three other vehicle and a pedestrian. A child was injured. (pinned between the vehicle and his father's vehicle) the consumer stepped on the accelerator to back out of the parking space, but the vehicle did not move. The consumer then stepped on the brake and gently on the accelerator again, and the vehicle raced away backwards at a extremely fast speed. The consumer stepped on the brakes with all her strength, but the vehicle would not stop.

- New York, NY, USA

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