Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 1
Average Mileage:
120,973 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.

2006 Ford Crown Victoria steering problems

steering problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2006 Ford Crown Victoria:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2006 Ford Crown Victoria Owner Comments

problem #16

Nov 032006

Crown Victoria

  • 3,000 miles

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

In 2006 my husband was a deputy sheriff I'm mt.he was driving a 2006 Crown Victoria with approx 3000 miles. He was heading to an assistance call on the interstate at a high rate of speed. Road conditions were good that day and no abnormalities in the road. I hired a private investigator to investigate some issues. I was informed that the air bags never deployed he was in a head on collision through a fence and then wrapped around a metal sign pole. Cause severe damage to this vehicle. All windows busted out radiator came through the front of the vehicle. Tires were not noted to be defected but I due question a tie rod. And at the time the investigator did run a recall check and nothing noted at that time. His report did state there was deformity noted in the stering colum. In which I have now noticed that there has been some issues with the steering colum. And this aand this accident did result in his fatality.

- Rapid City, SD, USA

problem #15

Jul 012014

Crown Victoria

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Crown Victoria. While making a right turn at an unknown speed, the steering wheel seized and became very difficult to maneuver. The vehicle was repaired according to NHTSA campaign number: 13V385000 (steering); however, the failure persisted. The dealer stated that the upper intermediate shaft needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

- Demotte, IN, USA

problem #14

Sep 052014

Crown Victoria 8-cyl

  • 170,000 miles
After driving to xyz location 3 miles from my home I parked my car for a while to pick up stuff from the place. After around 30 minutes I just drove my [xxx] Ford crown vic 2006 P71 an ex police car from the parking lot. Just as I just accelerated and turned the vehicle towards my intended direction all of a sudden I completely lost control on my steering wheel. Recently I have had a recall on a steering wheel shaft and I got it replaced at Ford dealership; furthermore I presume that loosing the control of steering wheel this time is related to the previous recall repair. I left my car at Ford dealership for further investigation. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Beaumont, TX, USA

problem #13

Oct 012013

Crown Victoria

  • 191,323 miles

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

TL- the contact owns a 2006 Crown Victoria. The contact stated that her vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number 13V385000 (steering) and the recall had exceeded a reasonable time for repair. The vehicle also experienced the steering failure. The dealer advised the contact that the part was not available and they did not know when the manufacturer was going to release the part. The contact was placed on a waiting list that will also exceed several months before the vehicle will be repaired. The failure and current mileage was 191,323.

- Whitestone, NY, USA

problem #12

Aug 182013

Crown Victoria 8-cyl

  • 176,000 miles
Steering went out of vehicle. Had bad column replaced, and got vehicle back on Aug 29, 2013. Again steering column failed and went back out on Aug 30, 2013. Vehicle was moving approximately 25 mph. Fortunately we were to stop the vehicle but ran into hillside, and luckily no one was hurt. The column was replaced again and additionally this time the lower shaft was replaced.

- St. Clairsville , OH, USA

problem #11

Apr 092013

Crown Victoria 8-cyl

  • 168,329 miles
I was driving approax 25 mph when my steering wheel all of a sudden became free and my wheel just spun freely not moving my wheels, upon inspection I found that the bushing dislocated which caused me to loose control of my steering.

- Luarelville, OH, USA

problem #10

Oct 222012

Crown Victoria 8-cyl

  • 159,000 miles

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

Was driving down hwy when I smelt electrical burning and noticed smoke coming from around the steering wheel.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #9

Sep 262012

Crown Victoria 8-cyl

  • 111,320 miles
Inspection found dislocated bushing.

- Harrisburg, PA, USA

problem #8

Sep 262012

Crown Victoria 8-cyl

  • 124,389 miles
Inspection found dislocated bushing.

- Harrisburg , PA, USA

problem #7

Sep 262012

Crown Victoria 8-cyl

  • 151,080 miles
Inspection found dislocated bushing.

- Harrisburg, PA, USA

problem #6

Sep 122012

Crown Victoria

  • 88,329 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Ford Crown Victoria. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for inspection of a steering failure. The mechanic advised the contact that the steering column bushing on the upper steering column was loose. In addition, the mechanic advised the contact of a concurrent investigation pertaining to the failure under NHTSA action number: PE12025 (steering:column). The investigation was for the same year, make and model but only included those vehicles being used as police interceptor (cvpi) vehicles. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 88,329.

- La Verne, CA, USA

problem #5

Sep 142012

Crown Victoria 8-cyl

  • 77,118 miles
Catastrophic failure of the steering column; column separating and total failure imminent.

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #4

Sep 122012

Crown Victoria 8-cyl

  • 103,565 miles
Catastrophic failure of the steering column; the steering column retaining ring failed. Binding of the lower and middle universal joints and believe it is heat related? steering shaft not traveling on a true axis and a result is the retaining ring is being worn and eventually wears out.

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #3

Sep 112012

Crown Victoria 8-cyl

  • 130,725 miles
Catastrophic failure of the steering column; the steering column retaining ring failed. Binding of lower and middle universal joints and believe it is heat related. Steering shaft not traveling on a true axis and a result is the retaining ring is being worn and eventually wears out.

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #2

Jul 092012

Crown Victoria 8-cyl

  • 74,718 miles
Catastrophic failure of the steering column; the steering column retaining ring failed. Binding of lower and middle universal joints and believe it is heat related. Steering shaft not traveling on a true axis and a result is the retaining ring is being worn and eventually wears out.

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #1

Sep 052012

Crown Victoria 8-cyl

  • 76,672 miles
Catastrophic failure of the steering column; the steering column retaining ring failed. Binding of lower and middle universal joints and believe it is heat related. Steering shaft not traveling on a true axis and a result is the retaining ring is being worn and eventually wears out.

- Rockville, MD, USA

Not what you are looking for?