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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,077 miles

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2005 Ford Crown Victoria lights problems

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2005 Ford Crown Victoria Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #48

Sep 052013

Crown Victoria

  • 147,000 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 that while driving 30 mph, the headlights failed. The vehicle was diagnosed by a member of the family as having a faulty lighting control module. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure and current mileage was 147,000.

- Newark, DE, USA

problem #47

Jun 132013

Crown Victoria 8-cyl

  • 32,000 miles
Headlights go out without any warning. Ford says no issues with this although it was written up in newspapers. They will not fix this very dangerous and expensive problem. The problem apparently comes from bad welding in the lcm (light control module) but its scary to be driving on highway and then have no lights.

- Elburn, IL, USA

problem #46

Jun 132013

Crown Victoria

  • 32,000 miles
The headlights go out while driving with no warning. Ford is doing nothing about this very dangerous and expensive repair. Seems the problem lies with the welding that was done to lcm (light control module) but it is scary to be on highway and have no lights and no warning. Now this warning about engine!!!!

- Elburn, IL, USA

problem #45

Jul 152013

Crown Victoria

  • 140,000 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 that while driving at various speeds, the headlights flickered independently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis and the contact was informed that the light control module would need to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure and current mileage was 140,000.

- Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

problem #44

Apr 162013

Crown Victoria 8-cyl

  • 89,616 miles
Multiple incidents of headlights suddenly going off. Driving down the road suddenly no headlights. Went to sisters ready to leave--no headlights--ready to leave for work in the morning before daylight no headlights. Then an hour later lights back on. When my 3 year old grandson visits I do not trust the headlights enough to take him out. I chance going to work in the mornings at my full time job or when I leave my part time job at night. When I went to see about getting this problem repaired, I was told it will be quiet expensive for me to get it repaired. I feel with all of the complaints that I read online, that Ford should consider this a recall and repair this at their expense.

- Covington, LA, USA

problem #43

Jul 092013

Crown Victoria 8-cyl

  • 138,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Crown Victoria. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the headlights failed. The contact mentioned that the failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 138,000.

- Oklahoma City , OK, USA

problem #42

May 022013

Crown Victoria 8-cyl

  • 64,000 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 that the headlights failed on the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and it was determined that the light control module had failed. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage and current mileages were 65,000.

- Indian Head Park, IL, USA

problem #41

May 012013

Crown Victoria 8-cyl

  • 67,000 miles
While driving my headlights turned off with out warning then turned back on. Currently they will not turn on at all. I googled 2005 Ford Crown Victoria headlight problems and found numerous forums ( www.crownvic.net/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php"ubb=showflat&number=1632161, were I came across NHTSA action number : PE08066 for the same issue. www.fixya.com/cars/T6201354-headlights_started_going_off_intermittent had this to say headlights started going off intermittent operation. Replaced the lcm with a used one and everything worked for awhile. forums.officer.com/T75070/ said this 2005 crown vic headlight problems??" we are having a problem with our 2005 crown vic headlights going out without warning while driving. We've changed the switch and a few other obvious things without success. Anyone else have this problem and what what done to fix. Please help!! dealership has been useless so far. I have even notified Ford and asked why no recall. I have a 35 year old car that did this a year ago had to replace wires. This is 2003 to 2005 models any where between 10 to 8 year old cars this should not be happening yet no recall why. States this headlights problems of Ford Crown Victoria Ford Crown Victoria owners have reported 100 problems linked to headlights (under the exterior lighting category).

- Indian Head Park , IL, USA

problem #40

Feb 122013

Crown Victoria

  • 111,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Crown Victoria. The contact stated that the lights repeatedly failed. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 111,000.

- Cordon, PA, USA

problem #39

Oct 012012

Crown Victoria 8-cyl

  • 88,000 miles
Head lamps intermittently turn on and off for extended periods of time when driving at night. Faulty lighting control module.

- Dunedin, FL, USA

problem #38

Jan 282013

Crown Victoria

  • 63,000 miles

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

Driving from the airport in rockford, ill. - all headlights went out. Fortunately, I was in the far right lane as was able to pull over. I was able to continue only by discovering that holding the brights/turn signal lever in, enabled the headlights to come on. I was truly fortunate, that no one got seriously injured as this was on a major highway. A recall needs to be issued immediately by Ford to ensure that no one dies because of this!!!!! any thoughts? [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Rockford, IL, USA

problem #37

Feb 012009

Crown Victoria

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Crown Victoria police package vehicle. The contact stated that the low beam headlights intermittently failed. The vehicle was not taken to a mechanic and was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the issue. The failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 89,000.

- Dubach, LA, USA

problem #36

Nov 052012

Crown Victoria

  • 77,542 miles
While driving the headlights shut off and the problem has become progressively worse. Intermittent at first the headlights now turn off 2 or 3 times in a 3 mile drive. Ford dealer diagnosed the problem as a lighting control module. Replacement part not available from Ford due to shortage.car is not drivable at night.

- Medford, MA, USA

problem #35

Sep 172012

Crown Victoria 8-cyl

  • 120,597 miles
Head lights went out without warning and will not come back on. Fuse is not blown.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #34

Feb 242012

Crown Victoria

  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Crown Victoria. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph the headlights failed. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis who stated that the light control module failed and would need to be replaced. The contact felt that it was a defective part. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were 65,000.

- Maryland Heights , MO, USA

problem #33

Jul 182012

Crown Victoria 8-cyl

  • 21,538 miles
Headlights would not turn on, stranding me overnight. Headlights non-operational when set to auto, manual, or high beams. All other lights worked fine (parking lights, interior lights, brake lights). Took car in to Ford dealership for diagnostic. They found a non-operational lighting control module (lcm). I approved replacement with new Ford lcm (part # 5W7Z-13C788-ac). The repair bill was $860.22 + sales tax ($577.72 for the part, $282.50 for labor).

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #32

Jun 112012

Crown Victoria

  • 111,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Crown Victoria. The contact stated while driving 45 mph the headlights failed. The failure recurred ten times. The vehicle failure was diagnosed by a local mechanic who stated the light control module was defective. The manufacturer was notified and offered no assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 111,000.

- Colchester, CT, USA

problem #31

Oct 142011

Crown Victoria

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Crown Victoria. The contact stated that the headlights would fail intermittently over a two month period. In order to view the roadway, the contact would utilize the high beam lights. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer were notified of the failure, nor was the vehicle diagnosed or repaired. The current mileage was 176,079. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Rimumus, MI, USA

problem #30

Aug 182011

Crown Victoria 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Crown Victoria. The contact was driving 25 mph when the headlights failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised that the lcm relay switch needed replacement. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure who offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 74,000. Updated 12/01/11 updated 12/12/11

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #29

May 012011

Crown Victoria

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Crown Victoria. The contact stated that while driving, the head lights failed to illuminate properly. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the dealer confirmed that the light control module needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not contacted and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 85,000 and the current mileage was 94,000.

- Cumming, GA, USA

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