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1.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
104,333 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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2005 Ford Crown Victoria drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2005 Ford Crown Victoria Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 312013

Crown Victoria 8-cyl

  • 76,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Ford Crown Victoria. The contact stated while driving approximately 45 mph the wrench warning symbol illuminated and the engine stalled. Upon restarting the vehicle it failed to accelerate over 5 mph. The failure was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 76,000...updated 02-28-14 updated 03/19/2014

- Willow Grove, PA, USA

problem #2

Jun 112013

Crown Victoria 8-cyl

  • 134,000 miles
Vehicle went into "fail safe mode" with no warning causing complete loss of control to acceleration and any use of engine. In heavy moving traffic vehicle slowed to a halt almost being rear-ended by traffic.

- Brewster, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 012011

Crown Victoria

  • 103,000 miles
Vehicle goes out of gear after someone turns off from in front of the driver, the transmission neutralizes and then bangs into gear, this is at low speeds 10-30 mph, this also happens on the highway at 55-70 when accelerating/passing another car. Transmission repairman told me all the Ford Crown Victoria transmissions do this he called it the kickdown run away part of the transmission. This problem will also cause the transmission to break and need replacing. This problem causes the driver to quickly remove foot from the accelerator pedal when engine revs up and could cause a rear end collision from quick deceleration. This problem is what is causing police cars to need transmissions being replaced after 20000-40000 miles. The remanufactured transmissions that for is using to fix these cars have the same problems. So at 40000-100000 miles the vehicle needs the transmission replaced again due to breakage.

- York, PA, USA

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