Recall List for the 1998 Ford Crown Victoria

Official recalls have been issued for the 1998 Ford Crown Victoria by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Ford service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Ford customer service.

  1. 1998 Ford Crown Victoria STEERING NHTSA Campaign #15E082000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 06, 2015
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,767

    Summary: Dorman Products, Inc. (Dorman) is recalling certain model Dorman Steering Shafts, part number 425-359, Solutions Steering Shafts, part number 7-0359, and OE Solutions Steering Shafts, part number 425-359, manufactured April 17, 2014, to September 28, 2015. These aftermarket replacement steering shafts are sold for use in 1995-2002 Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis, and Lincoln Town Car vehicles. These steering shafts may separate during operation if the integral fastener is loose or missing and if the interfacing vehicle shaft is compressed in length.

    Consequence: If the shafts separate during vehicle operation, a loss of steering control would result, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Dorman will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering shaft, free of charge. The recall began on October 28, 2015. Owners may contact Dorman customer service at 1-800-523-2492, option 5. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #15E082000 »

  2. 1998 Ford Crown Victoria VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL NHTSA Campaign #08V051000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 04, 2008
    • Vehicles Affected: 225,000

    Summary: Ford is recalling 225,000 MY 1992-2003 econoline, MY 1993-1995 Taurus sho, MY 1992-1998 Crown Victoria, MY 1993 Bronco, F-series, MY 1995-1997 F-series Super Duty stripped chassis, MY 1992-1998 Mercury Grand Marquis, and MY 1992-1995 Lincoln town car vehicles. The affected vehicles were previously repaired using a wiring harness that is not compatible with the vehicle circuit polarity.

    Consequence: As a result, the fuse is located in the output circuit rather than in the intended input power feed circuit, and may not offer the intended protection in the event of an electrical short to ground.

    Actions: Dealers will install a new wiring harness, or replace the mating electrical component. The recall began on February 18, 2008. Owners may contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #08V051000 »

  3. 1998 Ford Crown Victoria VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL NHTSA Campaign #07V336000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 03, 2007
    • Vehicles Affected: 3,600,000

    Summary: On certain pickup trucks, passenger vehicles, sport utility vehicles, and motor homes chassis, the speed control deactivation switch may, under certain conditions, leak internally and then overheat, smoke, or burn.

    Consequence: This could result in an underhood fire.

    Actions: Dealers will install a fused wiring harness. Owners of the passenger cars included in this campaign will be instructed to return their vehicles to their dealers to have the speed control deactivation switch disconnected as an interim repair. As soon as repair parts are available (expected October 2007), owners will be instructed to return to the dealers for installation of a fused wiring harness. The recall began on August 13, 2007, and mailing completed by September 19, 2007. Owners may contact Ford at 1-888-222-2751. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #07V336000 »

  4. 1998 Ford Crown Victoria FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE NHTSA Campaign #06E056000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 13, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 58,640

    Summary: Certain aftermarket fuel filters sold under the purolator brand name, P/N F65277, shipped from January 16 through June 2, 2006, for use on the above listed passenger vehicles. Due to incorrect design, the quick connectors may not fully seat with the tube interface, even though the person making the connection may believe that the quick connector is fully attached.

    Consequence: Failure of this connection could lead to fuel spillage and, in the presence of an ignition source, a fire could occur.

    Actions: Ufi will notify owners and replace the filters free of charge. The recall began on August 4, 2006. Owners may contact ufi filters usa at 800-230-5876. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06E056000 »

  5. 1998 Ford Crown Victoria FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY NHTSA Campaign #03V472000

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 06, 2003
    • Vehicles Affected: 4,218

    Summary: On certain natural gas vehicles, if a flame from a vehicle interior fire becomes locally directed at the natural gas fuel tank located immediately behind the rear seat, the flame could damage the fiberglass wrap on the tank weakening the tank.

    Consequence: If the strength of the tank is significantly compromised, it could rupture, increasing the risk of a fire.

    Actions: Dealers will install an insulator behind the current seat back. Owner notification began on January 7, 2004. Owners should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #03V472000 »

  6. 1998 Ford Crown Victoria FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY NHTSA Campaign #02I003000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 15, 2002
    • Vehicles Affected: 350,000

    Summary: In order to enhance police office safety, model year 1992-2003 Crown Victoria police interceptor (cvpi) vehicles will be equipped with shields designed to help protect the fuel tank in high-speed rear-impact crashes. Ford also will be offering an optional trunk package designed to improve the safe Transport of sharp-edged, heavy equipment in these vehicles.

    Consequence: Some high-speed rear-impact crashes have resulted in fuel tank punctures and fires in cvpi vehicles.

    Actions: Ford has advised us that shield kits have been available since late October and will be installed on police interceptor vehicles at no cost. The optional trank package will be available by the end of 2002. Ford has established a new web site at www.cvpi.com to answer additional questions about the safe use of cpvi vehicles. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #02I003000 »

  7. 1998 Ford Crown Victoria EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL:JACKS NHTSA Campaign #00V200000

    • Date Announced: JULY 18, 2000
    • Vehicles Affected: 875,000

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles. These vehicles have jacking instructions which, if followed, could cause the vehicle operator to place the jack on a frame weld when attempting to raise a rear wheel. If the vehicle is jacked up with the jack placed on the frame weld and if the vehicle is free to roll (wheels not blocked or chocked), the jack could yield and the vehicle may drop suddenly.

    Consequence: If this occurs and any portion of the operator's body is under the vehicle, the potential for personal injury exists.

    Actions: Owners will be provided with a revised jack instruction and stowage card and jack warning label, as well as a supplement to the owner guide. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #00V200000 »

  8. 1998 Ford Crown Victoria SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE NHTSA Campaign #00V157001

    • Date Announced: JUNE 12, 2000
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,167

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles using aftermarket driver's seat belt assemblies that were sold by Ford parts departments from January 1, through June 13, 2000. These seat belt assemblies fail to comply with the requirements of FMVSS no. 209, "seat belt assemblies." The equipment involved is service stock seat belt assemblies, model nos. H 9977, H 9979, T 9063, and T 9217, built by TRW vehicle safety systems, Inc. (TRW) manufactured from June 1, 1998 through May 21, 2000. Some of these seat belt assemblies may have been installed as service replacement equipment on the vehicles involved in the recall.

    Consequence: In the event of a collision, these seat belts may not restrain an occupant increasing the risk of injury.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect these vehicles and replace the service seat belt assemblies that were installed in these vehicles from January 1 through June 13, 2000. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #00V157001 »

  9. 1998 Ford Crown Victoria SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE NHTSA Campaign #00V157002

    • Date Announced: JUNE 12, 2000
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,129

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles using aftermarket front passenger side seat belt assemblies that were sold by Ford parts departments from January 1, through June 13, 2000. These seat belt assemblies fail to comply with the requirements of FMVSS no. 209, "seat belt assemblies." The equipment involved is service stock seat belt assemblies, model nos. H 9977, H 9979, T 9063, and T 9217, built by TRW vehicle safety systems, Inc. (TRW) manufactured from June 1, 1998 through May 21, 2000. Some of these seat belt assemblies may have been installed as service replacement equipment on the vehicles involved in the recall.

    Consequence: In the event of a collision, these seat belts may not restrain an occupant increasing the risk of injury.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect these vehicles and replace the service seat belt assemblies that were installed in these vehicles from January 1 through June 13, 2000. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #00V157002 »

  10. 1998 Ford Crown Victoria SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT NHTSA Campaign #98V322000

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 16, 1998
    • Vehicles Affected: 175,000

    Summary: Vehicle description: Certain 1996-1999 Ford Crown Victoria police, fleet, natural gas, and 1996-1999 Lincoln town car limousine vehicles that were produced with a lower control arm ball joint containing a one piece bearing; and 1990-1996 Ford Crown Victoria police, fleet, and ngv vehicles and 1990-1996 Lincoln town car limousine vehicles that have been serviced with either a ball joint containing the one-piece bearing or a front lower control arm containing a ball joint with a one-piece bearing. The one-piece bearing within the lower control arm ball joint can weaken slowly during use and eventually crack. This could result in separation of the ball and cap of the joint, allowing the control arm to drop to the ground.

    Consequence: If this occurs while the vehicle is moving, reduced steering control could occur, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the lower control arm ball joints (2). For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #98V322000 »

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